Sunday, February 25, 2018

"Key Prophetic Word: Your Atmosphere is Going to Change This Week!" Chuck D. Pierce

A good word for us from Chuck Pierce:

Key Prophetic Word of the Lord given February 18, 2018:
Victory is on the Horizon!
"I AM awakening a new day in you! The horizon line for your life is shifting. You will now see in a way you've not seen before. You will move in a way you've not moved before. You will begin to break into a place you've not broken into before. A new day is shifting for you! 
"There's a victory on this horizon that you've not seen. You've been looking for victory, but have not seen your victory clearly. Victory is on this horizon! Look further, look beyond, and you'll see your victory. For in the midst of confused noise, I always have victory. 
"Don't listen to the confusion that's being authored around you. Listen, for victory is at hand. Listen, for the Victor has risen in this new day. This is your time to see beyond!
Open Up the Gate!
"You've been in a race and you've needed to take a pit stop. But now when you re-enter you'll be accelerating at a pace you've not accelerated at before. You thought you'd be going one way, but I have different road signs for you. You'll begin to interpret what will propel you farther down the path that I have for you. Don't kick against the pricks. Don't keep going in the way you thought you would go, for your way is changing. 
"There are ways in you that you've not seen correctly, and there are gifts in you that have not been opened. Along this path, every road sign will show you a gift that you must open. Once you open that gift, you will begin to go further into the place of your destiny. Open up! Open up the gate!
I'm Unlocking the Heavens!
"You have not interpreted the darkness correctly. In the midst of the darkness is where you'll shine. In the midst of shining you'll begin to see ways you've never seen before. Interpret the darkness this season in a new way. I can write on walls and I can move mountains to communicate with you. Watch My hand this season. My hand is opening up a whole new way and vision for My people.
"I'm unlocking the heavens! I'm unlocking the heavens, and from that I'll unlock the earth. The root of blessing that has never been washed, will be washed. Get ready, for the rain is coming to wash off the root of blessing that has gotten decayed. Get'll sprout forth in new ways!
I'm Sending My Rain!
"I am sending My rain to wash away corruption, religion and poverty. This is your turnaround season. I am coming and causing My rain to pour out. There are regions in this nation that have been dry and desolate, and I am causing My rain to begin to fall. Wherever the rain comes, watch and see as I wash away old religious structures and begin to cause the structure of the Kingdom to arise in a new way. 
"This is a time when I cause Kingdom structures to begin to arise in a new way where churches were shut down because of hardness of heart. My rain is beginning to fall, and seeds that were planted that could not arise will now break forth. The winter season is over, spring has come, and rains of refreshing are beginning to fall. 
"You have been in a burn ban and in a drought, but I am changing that starting today. I am not sending a storm, but a soft breeze and a gentle rain. As this wind comes and this rain occurs, My question to you is this: 'Will you let go and receive the new watering I am bringing you?' 
"This watering is not only for your soul, but also for your land. I am coming to you in a way that you have never seen and do not know. When I get there, you will look and say, 'Oh! It is Jehovah Shammah! He is here! He is here! He is here!'" (This word about rain also specifically addressed West Virginia.)
Word for This Week!
"My heart is beating differently for you this hour. It's not beating the same way it's been's got a different movement. The beat of My heart is going to move you differently. It's like a thunder that's coming that will move you and break you loose. You are the lightning and thunder in the midst of the quiet around you.
"This will be a week when I cause that lightning to go off. This will be a signal to lift the atmosphere around you and break through. Let the thunder begin! Let the lightning strike!
"Step into My timing, for My timing is your breakthrough. Step into My timing and you'll break through right, left and frontwards, and I will be your rearguard. There's grace in My pace. Don't try to slow down, don't try to go ahead. Stay in My pace. There's fire in your fingertips! 
"I have anointed you to send forth My resurrection power to release My fire and consume the rubble. Get ready, as you shoot fire from your fingertips this week, rubble will be consumed and souls will be set free.
"This week I'm blowing all depression, all anxiety and all distractions out of you. Let the lightning strike and blow through an area you've not broken into.Your atmosphere is going to change this week. 
"The glory realm that's been locked up in you is going to break open in a new way. I am popping the cap on what the enemy has tried to close off in your life. It's a new day, it's a new way, and you're breaking through!" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
(Prophetic words spoken by Chuck D. Pierce, Barbara Wentroble, Keith Pierce, Raven Vincent, and Rebekah Faubion on February 18, 2018.)
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries


Friday, February 23, 2018


      Our family had a wonderful time in Costa Rica!  Our trip was planned by Sylvia Jurado of Horizontes Nature Tours which was recommended by Zicasso.  I read a review of Zicasso on TripAdvisor so contacted them.  Before that I had not heard of the company.  It actually works as a clearing house for the top tour companies in many/most countries.  The tour companies represented have to maintain at least a 4.1 average (out of 5) to be considered.
     I submitted the country, things we like to do, and other information to Zicasso and then they sent the information to two (or they said, sometimes three) tour companies in Costa Rica who contacted me.  After discusssion with them, theses companies submitted itineraries for our consideration.  We chose Horizontes based on the places they suggested because we had already decided Monteverde was one place we wanted to go.  Both itineraries were excellent and different so it was difficult to choose.
     Everything about our trip went smoothly and was excellent.  The hotels were great!  The activities were fun!  And the transfers were private--just for our family--and always on time.
    I highly recommend Zicasso for travel planning--and Horizontes, in particular if you are traveling to Costa Rica.  We were very pleased!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Amazing Animals,

We are in Costa Rica right now having just arrived at the beautiful Kiora Suites Hotel near the Arenal volcano after 3 days in Tortuguero. We were particularly amazed at the iguanas in Tortuguera! This huge guy was wandering around the grounds at the Mawamba Lodge where we stayed. We were told he changes color to this yellow. brown when attracting mates. Including his tail he was nearly 6 feet long!  The one in the bottom photo is so well camouflaged that it took me awhile to see it. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Clearing Brush

     Country Guy rented this great little machine last week.  He and our grandson, Daniel, have been having lots of fun clearing brush once they discovered it.  They rented it for a week (ending today) and managed to clear over a mile of fence row in 4 days.  They had estimated it would take them at least a month by hand.  After working a full day in multiflora rose and thorny locust with chain saws they were pretty discouraged! But then a little research turned up this little jewel.  As you can see lots can be cleared in just a few minutes.
     Country Guy is using his last day's rental to work on brush around our pond and orchard.  Hopefully, he doesn't get too carried away.  We do love living in the woods!

Monday, February 5, 2018

The True Cause and Cure for Cancer - MUST WATCH!

 Here is another excellent video that is very hopeful & helpful for those who have cancer, or those who fear they may get cancer.  Be sure to watch it till the end.

Low Fat Diet--A Recipe For Health Problems

     For those of you who still believe a low fat diet is best for your health, you might want to read this article from Investor's Business Daily.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Fasting As A Lifestyle

   I seem to have been inundated with the idea of fasting from all directions this past month so I decided to believe it is God speaking and do something about it.  A couple of weeks ago, Country Guy & I did a 3 day water fast and then have followed that with daily intermittent fasting and have decided to indefinitely do one 24-36 hour fast/week.  
     We started fasting with a spiritual intention, but we also know it is good for our health.  I have never seen a lot of direct results as far as my relationship with God is concerned from fasting but I know it is a great discipline and since the Bible says "when you fast" not "if" that God expects us to do periodic fasts.       
     I have read articles on intermittent fasting as a way to control weight and improve health by several authors the past few years, starting with Dr. Mercola.  The premise is that if you only eat in a 7 or 8 hour window  (example 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.) your body has more time to digest food.  You also don't usually take in as many calories so another benefit is weight loss without dieting.  I HATE to diet!
      Therefore, it seemed good to do intermittent fasting six days/week for health and fast one day for spiritual nourishment.  I also am attempting to allow myself to only eat during one hour for lunch and one hour for dinner during the 8 hour window--no snacking.  I am sure this will cut down on calories consumed because I seem to have a tendency to look for a handful of something to eat when I have a few minutes, when I'm bored, or for any other reason I want.

Here is an excellent video on the value of fasting for health reasons, specifically diabetes.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

"A Year to Break Captivity and Come into a New Identity! Plus, a Prayer Focus Begins!" Chuck D. Pierce

This excellent encouraging and helpful word by Chuck Pierce was posted on the Elijah List today.

Dear Focused Ones:
We are living in one of the most incredible and historic junctures in the history of mankind. I say that with complete confidence and, I believe, accuracy. The Lord has determined the place and the time that we live (Acts 17:24-28). In Him, we live and move and have our being. Faith works in time and place. You are in a certain time and a certain place so you can grab ahold of Him and gain purpose in your life. He knew you before the foundation of the earth. He sees your destiny through the Blood of His Son. He doesn't see you through your faults, shortcomings or mistakes.  He sees you as you were meant to be. How you respond to Him, by faith, is how you become, and then overcome in a changing world. 
Doors, Gates, Angels, Wealth and War
We are living in the Hebraic year 5778 (5000 + 700 + 70 + 8). You can find a better understanding of the season we are living in by looking at the Hebraic understanding of the number 70. Seventy means that your bloodline has completed a generational life cycle. This number is also linked with breaking out of captivity. This means you have endured being who you are, but now you will finish that season strong and enter into how you will represent Him and who you will become. The captivity in your bloodline that has held you from expressing the fullness of who He made you to be, is broken.
In this year of eight (8), 5778 or 2018, we must remember and contextualize everything within the understanding that we are entering a "New Beginning". All eights (8's) are linked with some "new" beginning. I love Isaiah 43:18-19 which says: "Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by! I am doing something NEW! It's springing up – can't you see it? I am making a road in the desert, rivers in the wasteland." (CJB)
"I am praying that you reflect the best God intended you to be this year."
This is the year of the GATE. In this season we are in, angels are very active to make sure we go through the gate. A gate is a place of authority and identity. A gate is a place of business transaction and wealth transference. A gate is a place of divine counsel. This is also the year of the DOOR! He came to us to become THE DOOR for us! At this time of year, I look at all the doors we (and I say we) went through. The year 2018 (5778) is summarized by five words: DOORS, GATES, ANGELS, WEALTH and WAR! 
This will be a year of Firsts, New Beginnings, and Kingdom Demonstration. No matter how established you are, there will be new beginnings in your life, ministry, and spheres of authority. We, the Body of Christ, must manifest who we are and Who we represent! God has a "First Order" that will be required of His people this year.  The Spirit of God is drawing out a first order that you have never seen for yourself or the mission that you are called to complete. 
Your NEW Identity
A new thing can be happening, but in the midst of a beginning, we can fail to perceive the change. Eights (8's) are linked with the power of the first. FIRST is linked with prototype, something that has not been before, or something that has never emerged into the BEST quality of presentation. The real war ahead is over your new identity. The word NEW is an interesting word. There is a MOMENT of ENDING preceding a New Beginning. (Photo via picserver)
Therefore, several questions arise:
• Will you recognize the moment of change that begins your new season?
• How are you reacting when an END comes and a NEW BEGINNING starts?
• Are you willing to go beyond and into a new dimension called FUTURE?
Your true identity begins when your spirit man comes alive and you are adopted into God's family. At that point, you receive the very life and nature of God, Himself. His DNA, by His Spirit, invades your core being. You now are what He predetermined you to be. However, your spirit must invade your soul so you are transformed to reflect what you were meant to be. I am praying for an unlocking of the full destiny of who you are. 
Prayer Focus: First 8 Days
I am praying that you reflect the best God intended you to be this year. This Prayer Focus (with the first eight days below) will help you develop the fullness of your identity. 
Day 1: Read Psalm 139. Mediate on verses 3-6. In The Passion, theses verses are translated as: "You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and You know all the words I'm about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins. You've gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness You follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. With Your hand of love upon my life, You impart a blessing to me. This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible! Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength."
You were knit together by Him. Lay your hands on yourself and thank God for how He knit you together. 
Day 2: Read John 1:9-12. Memorize and meditate on verse 12. In The Mirror Bible, verse 12 is translated as, "Everyone who realizes their association in Him, convinced that He is their original life and that His name defines them, God gives the assurance that they are indeed His offspring, begotten of Him; He sanctions the legitimacy of their sonship." 
"We are living in one of the most incredible and historic junctures in the history of mankind."
Day 3: Read Ephesian 3:16-21. Memorize and meditate on verses 19-20. In The Mirror Bible, these verses are translated as: "I desire for you to become intimately acquainted with the love of Christ on the deepest possible level; far beyond the reach of a mere academic, intellectual grasp. Within the scope of this equation God finds the ultimate expression of Himself in you. We celebrate Him who supercharges us powerfully from within. Our biggest request or most amazing dream cannot match the extravagant proportion of His thoughts towards us."
Day 4: Read Proverbs 3. Meditate on verses 5-10. Ask the Lord this year to bring forth the "first order" of why He created you. 
Day 5: Read 1 Corinthians 2. Meditate on verses 6-10. God has provided us with a revelation through the Spirit. Ask the Lord to uncovered the things that need to be uncovered. Decree that the mysteries you have missed in other seasons will start being unlocked in this season. 
Day 6: Read Isaiah 41. Meditate on verses 14-16. This is the chapter in which Isaiah prophesied how Cyrus would be used to change the identity of Jacob to Israel. In this chapter, the Lord keeps reminding us to "fear not" the change ahead. He then tells Jacob to move from being a worm to a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth. He then instructs him to tear down the mountains that have prevented him from advancing in the past. Now you do the same!
Day 7: Read Zechariah 3-4. Meditate on Zech. 3:3-4, and Zech. 4:6-7. Remove any old garment that you are wearing. A garment is linked with your past identity. Declare that the Lord is breaking the power of any iniquity tied to your past. Satan accuses us on the iniquity we wear. Put on your new garment, and shout GRACE to the mountain from your past that stopped you from advancing. (Photo via Tawny Nelson)
Day 8: Read Romans 12. Mediate on verses 1-3. This is a season for you to break every schematic that satan has used to conform you to an image other than what God has created you to be transformed into. To do this, your mind must be renewed. That means a restoration of freshness must penetrate your thought processes. This will formulate and help dictate your future. Ask the Lord to break all restraints that hold your gift captive, and to unlock the fullness of who you should be. 
Note: Please begin this Prayer Focus whenever you receive it. You can look for the next sequence shortly. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries


Thursday, February 1, 2018

It Is Flu Season

If you are concerned about getting the flu you might want to read this article on Dr. Mercola's website.  It provides more evidence of the importance of Vitamin D.  It seems increasing Vitamin D levels in your body is more effective than the flu shot.

The article also has helpful advice if you already have the flu, or worse yet, complications related to the flu.