Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Prophetic days racing toward prophetic events

Several people have written to tell me about how they are dropping out from watching or reading the news. They call it a "news fast." It seems as though the headlines are so full of hate-filled acts, confusion, war, natural disasters, suffering, and even plagues that some people just can't take it anymore. It is information overload in a very dark way. I have to admit as someone who observes news and events, these days are among the worst I've seen in a journalistic career spanning 46 years. While the previous decade was marked with identifiable prophetic news, the past year has been outright chaos driven by hate and division-not only in the United States, but around the world.
 
Indeed, these times we live in seem to be an ever-increasing time of trouble. While we are not in the time of Jacob's Trouble (Biblical tribulation), these are prophetic days in that they are racing toward prophetic events. These are times when events are coming into alignment so that prophetic events will come about. We see the hearts of men growing cold through terrible rhetoric. There are natural disasters taking place in the Middle East such as the earthquake in Iran. Israel is deploying defenses against increased terror attacks. Saudi Arabia is in upheaval. There is famine predicted in Yemen. Major leaders oppose one another on one front, and are allies on another. Relationships are disrupted and strained.
 
These events test faith. They pressure our senses. They can cause conflict within the mind. They may prompt withdrawal from society-such as "news fasts." Taking a break from it probably isn't a bad idea-some time to rethink, regroup, refresh. But it doesn't make it go away. We are a prophetic people living in prophetic times. Our challenge is to make disciples in this dark and dying world that offers up so much clear and present danger. We cannot shrink from our Great Commission, otherwise the world gets darker. Resist the temptation to bury your talent. These are times when our talent should be invested and multiplied.
 
If you are feeling the pressure of events running out of control, remember what Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Recall the word of God in Psalm 46:1-2, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea." Nahum 1:7 says, "The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows them that trust in him." The noise of the news, the events that shape the words in the mouths of the world, are of no effect to those who trust in the Lord. Stay focused on the Lord. He is your refuge.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Update on my broken leg

God is so good!!  My leg is broken in 2 places but it could have been sooo much worse.  I'm only able to sit at the computer for a few minutes.  I am thankful for God keeping His hand on me and thankful to all of you for prayers!

God bless you all,
Suzanne

The Parable of the Ring by Christine Beadsworth

The Parable of the Ring
Some years ago, I wrote a short parable about a ring. In essence, it portrayed the journey each of us makes as a living stone, searching for our perfect setting and place in the purposes of God. Recently, I was prompted to put it together in a visual form, as the Lord had been emphasising so much to me of the importance of sound and light. As I revisited the story line, I was once again made aware of how much we as the Church have complicated something which God intended to be profoundly simple. Jesus came to pave the way for an intimate relationship with the Godhead for whom we were created. He did not come to give us a ministry so much as to introduce us to the delight of walking again in the garden in the cool of the day and hearing the voice of the One Who would reveal Himself within us as the light of the world. We have made so many hoops for ourselves to jump through, when all He desires is for us to come to Him and drink deeply and often, and to live out of that place. When He engraves upon our hearts, no-one can steal it from us. Nothing can separate us from His love. Absolutely nothing.

May you be blessed as you revisit this simple story. If it is the first time you have heard it, may the truths hidden in its folds be deeply impressed upon your memory, to keep you from looking for His face in all the wrong places.

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Word of the Lord from Purim to Passover and Beyond by Phyllis Ford


Arlington, Texas
March 27, 2017

Prophetic Insights
When a major shift takes place in our lives, we are presented with a new beginning. Where there is death of the flesh there is a well spring of new life and resurrection. As we focus on the new life the pain of death breaks off of us. Allowing us the chance to embrace new joy in the resurrection. This Passover marks a major turning point for government, the church, and our nations at large. Just as we see seeds firmly planted in the ground arise in the spring; We will see an uncovering of much that has been operating underneath the surface. This is a good thing, because that which is exposed and brought to light shall be removed. Now that the life of it has become visible it can no longer remain shrouded in darkness.

I heard the Lord say that during this emerging month of Nissan (March28th) that which has remained hidden must come to light. So, that there can be an uprooting of the hindrances that have been germinating in the darkness. The power of the Glory will expose it, consume it, and remove it out of its place of prominence. That which has thrived in darkness will be destroyed and removed by the power of resurrection life.

A part of the perfecting process in 5777 is the glorious light that will reveal the hidden sides of things that have been covered in deception. That which started during the Feast of Trumpets has moved into an even greater perfecting. There is a Jewish understanding of the Feast of Trumpets that marks the world’s creation which is represented upon the 1st day of Tishrei. We also see that the month of Nissan which carries a deeper meaning of new beginnings marks the season of Passover. Scholars debate to this day which beginning in more significant.

Timing is Redemptive and Full of Strategy
I believe it prophetically makes a statement to us as the people of God that this new beginning carries the theme of redemption to another level. The Lord God Almighty is forever having compassion upon His people to forgive and redeem them back to Him.  Beginning again and starting afresh these things hold true as the Lord has been long suffering over His beloved and has provided us times, seasons, and feast, that He may allow us to repent, change and begin again. We see the heart of the Messiah in the face of this Passover Feast and His love for His redeemed. However, we are in the season to change now. That redemption has run deep and if we can lay hold of it. It will release upon us restoration going back into original intent. Look for a mighty resurgence and resurrection of His Glory. Taking us and saturating us in all we can be in Him as we cry out. Passing over into new possibilities will break off the weariness of the winter seasons that was once upon us.

Everything is coming into full view. There is a crying of repentance and that which is coming out of the fiery place of His presence. Things that seemed small will become very big overnight. That which is not uprooted will come under the judgement of the Lord. This re-ordering is part of the balance of unjust weights, which is the order of the day. The fact that we will see an uprooting and a springing forth will be evidence of the change.

In the midst of the battle that is being waged in the realm of the spirit there is about to be a downpour of rain. We will see many small victories water a harvest of coming manifestation. This is an hour to stay watchful, while advancing. Praying while progressing. Marching forth as we exit the place of His presence, because there will be times of much needed vigilance that will keep us alert and prepared. (1 Peter 5:8,9). Knowing that while we are progressing, plans of retaliation are simultaneously being set in play. This is stirring up and shaking the heavens causing His glory to come down and push back the attacks of the enemy. The Lord says, “Don’t allow issues to be forced upon you that I haven’t placed there. Don’t allow fear, religion, and intimidation to prevent your advancement or cause you to work in division, but stay unified. Exercise discernment in all that you do. Stay in the light and pray forth the light even in dark places.”.

The Passover Lion and the Lamb
I received an understanding in prayer concerning the Lion and the Lamb. In this hour, we are receiving the understanding that the emphasis of the Lamb is coming into full view. Understanding that humility comes as a result of a life laid down. (1 John 3:16 & John 3:16). We see the power of Lion of the tribe of Judah as we allow our flesh to die. Dying to our flesh gives us access to that power. In order to walk in the resurrection power of the lion we must understand the humility of the lamb. Our humility and service of compassion to others releases the power to walk in a consistent flow of resurrection life. Giving us the authority tread over that which is keeping God’s people from walking forth in the manifestation of signs & wonders to the Glory of God. Also empowering us to do many things like reviving that which has been cheated out of life. There are those that have been in a death like state and have been driven to give up on the promises of God, but the Lord said they have been “cheated out of life”. Know that the Lord is going to empower the humble so that they might be restored.

A Charge to the Intercessors and Watchmen:
There will be turmoil ahead especially rising out of the Middle East. We must work while it is day. (Watch and pray!) For the night comes when no man can work. There is an urgency for intercession in this hour. We must not operate out of fear and anxiety for the Lord has revealed to me that, “Timing in itself is a strategy.”. When God releases His wisdom and we apply it we see things being worked out in their proper timing. We will see strategies released by Apostolic & Prophetic intercessors as well as Watchmen who will move out according to Jeremiah 1:10. A great uncovering of improprieties will be revealed in the church from the pulpit to the door. As a sweeping deliverance moves forth to uproot darkness within the body of Christ. These sweeps will release a Glory that will fall heavy upon the people of God who desire freedom in this time. We must pray in this hour with hearts of compassion.
The oil and gold shall be released in this time.

Proverbs 24:6-12 “For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth. Whoever plans to do evil will be called a schemer. The devising[a] of folly is sin, and the scoffer is an abomination to mankind. 10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. 11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. 12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work?”

The Spirit of Slumber by Pam Clark




I have been wrestling in my spirit to understand a spirit I have sensed for quite a while, but the spirit seems to be so relaxing that it seemed good! Many have been hurt and wounded by abuses, and stress is a big problem in our nation.

But still, I sensed something not right. And the Lord gave me the name today for it and it is "the spirit of slumber." For many, "all is well in the world, there are no problems, just trust the Lord, because He is going easy on you. He loves you sooo much!"

And He does! And it's true that stress is not good, and unnecessary provocations are not good, and a good self esteem is good, etc, etc, etc! But along with this message is the spirit of slumber, so you will not be awake when He comes! He will visit many times before He takes you away. He is a God who prepares...

People are taking these doses of "medicine" like a spiritual tranquilizer. Don't make waves, go with the flow, and there is a lot of good truth in the messages, but what is happening to so many is a dulling and a numbing that sedates.

People are not arising with new vision or purpose, they are not "hastening the day of the Lord." They aren't getting things that provoke them to jealousy for Him, but they are getting into a spirit of waiting that keeps them "out of trouble" and it numbs them to every day truth!

Some things you have to learn to work with. Even the Bible says that we have to rightly divide the words of truth. It is good not to be overbearing or over anxious. It is good to have a steady hand.

But this "chillaxing", as we say now, is making many dull and causing them to pursue "other" ways and not the Lord! This spirit can creep up on you. It's like eating only sweets and temporarily postponing meals that you need to not only satisfy but to fortify.

We can start "putting off" Godly things and slack off in pursuing Him! There is a self discipline that we all need, that we can't get from another person if we are to go on and mature in Him and stand. Today we have so many extremes and supersizing, that a false bar can be there in the every day!

I see this in my own life sometimes and I think why do I feel so dull and sedate and often you think it's just you, but then I look and see this is something widespread. I see the MANY posts of others and they are just coasting.

A number of years ago Randy Demain called me, and we had never met. I had only then began hearing about his ministry, but I didn't know him. But he had a dream and in the dream, he was told to call me. He had never heard of me at all, and so he sought me out and somehow got my email address and shared the dream.

I can't remember all the details of it at the moment, but this part is coming back to me today. In the dream there was an angel jumping up and down on a bed. At first you think of a child's delight to do that, at least I did. But as I pressed into the Spirit, I realized that the angels were coming to the Church and jumping up and down on the bed to say, "Wake up! Wake up!"

We are a slumbering Church and when in our "peace and safety" and least expect it, trouble comes! Not that long ago again, I prophetically sensed God's displeasure with the American Church. People were talking about justice and right and wrong, but were not pursuing it! Strength was to just be in the hands of the few, not the many. Wrong!

I felt the Lord's correction drawing near, and so often we pray for mercy and He grants it. But this presence of correction was coming in increasing intensity and I really sensed that something dramatic could take place and petitioned the Lord again for His mercy as what I sensed was "not good" for so many people.

When we have blessings and truth and we don't share it, when we have the keys of Life and don't live it and prevent, even by neglect, others from entering in, we incur the wrath that even Jesus expressed was coming when He said "no rock would be upon another" because it was going to be leveled.

In "seeing" this in the Spirit, I petitioned Him for mercy and help again, because I saw His Fist raised for rebuke. I petitioned for the "wallop" to be in parts because one big wallop can daze us to a point that the enemy can come in and take serious advantage of our fallen weakness. I sensed in the Spirit felt reply that He would divide it into three.

These are things that will rebuke our nation and they will not be mild things but will affect many. God knows how to deal with the soul. But even in judgment, there is hope if we turn our hearts again to seek the Lord and do His will.

Many today do not even go to Sunday School, and Christian society has expected the youth (that are now young adults) to just "know" these things. They wonder why there is so much disrespect and affection for death. Well, the reason is that for them it is the greater power! What else do they know to believe???

If there is no correct bone structure, how do you build a body, even if you have the parts? God is visiting people, but without understanding, so much is wasted and wrong parts or non fitting parts are inserted and the structure becomes "something else"! Certainly it is not functional.

We are not pursing the Lord, and we are not living for the Lord or standing up for His ways in our society and sometimes not even in our churches. We can look at how our government operates to see the real strengh (or lack thereof) in our land!

No, instead we are being sedated, and drugs can have an effect on you. The Church is asleep, and the evil lion is crouching, looking for whom he may devour and is expecting a feast from so many different angles. Let us shake off that sleepiness - and it's hard to do when we have taken the "potions" - and find that well spring of Life again within us.

"What sin? There is no sin! Jesus died to take care of it all, so no worries, mate! Just live your life and enjoy it!" And many are, without the fear and admonitions of the Lord. It is the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed. 

Words from His Spirit by Pam Clark



Jesus loves you, for real!

And I have a word for someone, God forgave you, for real! There are circumstances in this world that are beyond your control. Therefore you will not be blamed for the things that are out of your control. Be free!
Find the path that is for YOUR life! It is not always what other people say it is. My path, says the Lord, is not always seen with natural eyes. No, you can feel boxed in and think that things will always be the same, but they aren't!
Look for the hidden places. Navigation with Me is in the Spirit. Seek Me and you will find Me! Not a certain place, thing or state of "being." Not status or wealth or fame. All those things are in Me, and you want them IN ME, but I decide and determine what is best for your life.
I am not denying you, I am priming you for the Best! If you keep your mind stayed on Me, you will come out on the other side of My Blessing, and I want to give you all that you can contain!
Learn to serve Me by serving My Creation. Say prayers for other's well being and you will be storing a rich depository of blessings that you can draw on later. You may need them for what I offer you later. I am an unending God, and so to know Me means that you must be willing to explore.
If you learn My Spirit and the ways of My Spirit, you will discover much! Like the seasons, I can change my colors but steadfast, I AM.
If you trust in My Life, you will begin to understand even the seasons of change. And even other places have different seasons! Not everything is conducive for one season. Not every plant will grow in one climate.
Learn to please Me, and it will oil the hinges of My doors for revelation that I want to open for you.
If you learn to think more like I think, says the Lord, then more are the worlds that can open up for you!