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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
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,
God bless you all,
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.
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!
I am closing up holes, left by religious ideas and wrong thinking. You have been drinking from the water and you drinking from the well but as quick as you drink, it leaks out again, I Am saying that it is time to fix the broken cistern, the year of the broken cistern is over and done for all who will practice following me closely and are determined to do My Word. This total devotion will cause you to once again put me first, making me truly the one and only God. I Am closing up all the cracks, and all the holes where the water has been leaking out. You are supposed to be a wellspring of life wherever I send you but because of the small things that have been eating away at your faith you have been a broken cistern. Every time you drink from the fountain of life you get dry quick, because you allow other things to suck the flow out. Now, because you have been crying out to be made whole, I Am doing just that. I Am filling every void, every empty space, every crack, every hole. I Am causing those who are full to keep on until they overflow. And when it is time to pour out, you will pour out at the right season at the right time, it will be a fresh anointing. There will be no more holes and cracks, for you will develop the heart to attend to those "little foxes" quick and will not let them stay until those foxes eat holes in your stand. I will align Myself and work with you by closing every avenue that the enemy has been using in the past. This is a new day, this is a new dawning says the Lord, a shifting has happened on the inside of you to cause a boost into acceleration, and it is time to celebrate what I Am doing. We are closing up those cracks, what the enemy has been using in the past is over with, now you will flow with great force and all dead areas in your life will taste the fresh waters that are springing up in you. The enemy can not find that place anymore. You will be completely whole and sound, just what you have asked for. This is the season for My people to be well and experience wholeness, spirit, soul and body. I have made you whole and you will recognize quickly when the breaking tries to come and you will cause it to be stopped by your prayers, by your hunger, and by your thirst. Coming over and over again to that well that never runs dry, and every time you drink, it will be fresh says the Lord, fresh anointing, fresh understanding, and fresh revelation. This is the season to rejoice and celebrate in the great things that we will do together.
"And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your soul in scorched and dry places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail" (Is. 58:11).
"For My people have committed two evils: They have abandoned (rejected) Me, The fountain of living water, and they have carved out their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water."(Jer. 2:13)
"The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, believers) say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take and drink the water of life without cost." (Rev. 22:17)
"He who believes in Me [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water." (John 7:38)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I have been so ill for so long. I thought I was nearly ready to start posting again but now my throat has started again. I think I stopped juicing carrots too soon. I am too weak to juice my own so I have ordered organic Lakewood Carrot Juice from Lucky Vitamin and it will be here Friday.
Please bear with me. I will post as I am able.
Many of you have emailed me and I haven't forgotten you. I will eventually get caught up and your words will be posted.
God Bless You All
Monday, March 20, 2017
Join us tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the Veteran's Bldg in Porterville! It's a new season! Pre-service prayer begins at 6:00. Hope to see you!
We have guest speakers at the School of Reformation tonight and next Monday night as well! We're in an exciting season of growth, acceleration and impartation! The classes run from 6:30 - 9:30pm at Renaissance in Bakersfield:
5650 District Blvd - Suite 109
The fee to audit the class is $35. Hope to see you there!
Annie Byrne is a revivalist who desires to see the church and society transformed by fully embracing the truth and power of the kingdom of God. She believes that each person has a deposit of “Christ in them”, and that they truly are the secret to revealing God’s Glory on the earth.
As a young woman Annie traveled with Randy Clark, after attending his ministry school, and was able to serve as a personal assistant and to speak and impact the nations for God. She believes strongly that if we want to change the world we need to model ourselves after Jesus, and move through culture to change culture. If you have the chance to talk to her, even if just for one minute, she prays that you will walk away at a higher level of Glory and love for who God made you!
Annie is now serving as the Director of Encourager School of Kingdom Ministry, and as the Pastor of Supernatural Ministry at Encourager Church. She also loves speaking at churches, Universities, young adult groups, leadership teams, basically anywhere she can, so that the message of the transforming power and Glory is revealed to all!
Next Monday (Mar 27) -
Jay and Brittany Koopman serve together as the Directors for the Youth and Young Adults ministries of HRock Church. Jay’s intense passion for Jesus has brought a message of hope, healing, and restoration to a generation of young people. In 2003 Jay became a youth pastor in Los Angeles and revival broke out in the young adult and youth ministry he led, as it grew from 20 to 500 people in a matter of two years. Brittany has worked in nearly every aspect of church life for the last six years, but her passion is to see families walking and living in health and wholeness. Her desire is to help children feel empowered to love well and encourage parents to feel equipped to lead their families inspired – raising up a generation of healthy future mothers and fathers.
Blessings on your week!
Saturday, March 18, 2017
My favor will surround you now as a shield, it is to protect, defend and exalt to a place of honor. There is a turn around for all of my children that have stayed pure in their hearts and have remained teachable to My Word and to all who have not let bitterness eat away at their hearts like cancer, and have turned rotten on the vine. If you have found yourself falling away from the place where you were hungry for My ways and seeking My purpose, I offer you an opportunity for a turn around. Look and see that I am all you need to be perfected. Surround yourself with My Word and all that follow Me from a pure heart, for with the pure I will show Myself pure. Stop now and repent, change your course and I will take you up right now and set you back on My plan. Just start saying what I say about your circumstances and I am willing and ready to do exactly what I said, I will surround you like a shield. If you will just honor My word, hearken to it and do it, I will turn it around for you says the Lord. I Am faithful like that, and I keep My word and I Am watching over it, to see who hearkens to it, so that I can perform My good plan in their life. So come on, just turn around, just turn around by confessing My word, walking in love, staying pure of heart, stop backbiting, forgive and let it drop, no more allowing your ears to be defiled by the enemy, and put a watch on your mouth. Don't use your mouth for destroying yourself and those around you either. Open your mouth and declare those things that I say and do and I will watch over that word to perform it. No longer be doubled minded for it produces unstable thoughts and words. Take heed to the conversations that you are involved in and who you lend your soul to, and whose voice has become the one you heed. I do not tolerate one who divides nor any who leads astray with deceptive words. If you stay on the path that I have planned for you, then you will find the good success that you have longed to see. Watch and see what a magnificent God you serve for I Am a wonder working God and I will do it for you this day says the Lord.
"For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides]." (James 1:7-8)
"Run away from youthful lusts—pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those [believers] who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." (2 Tim. 2:22)
"These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: a proud look, a lying tongue,and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies,and he that soweth discord among brethren."(Pro. 6:16-19)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Rick talks with Jane Hansen Hoyt, President and CEO of Aglow International, about the history of the movement and its current strategic positioning to unravel Islam.
Rick talks with Jane Hansen Hoyt, President and CEO of Aglow International, about the history of the movement and its current strategic positioning to unravel Islam.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
You have not seen how good I really Am. You may talk about it, and occasionally see a token, but you have never really experienced my great goodness. I Am about to do some magnificent things in the midst of those who will praise Me anyhow, I have an "anyhow" blessing that is working out for your good. You watch and see! I Am doing something that you thought was impossible for I Am the God of the impossible. I make all things possible to those who believe, all I ask you for is just an ounce of your faith and then I will turn it around for you says the Lord. I Am not a God who has favorite people, I am a God who honors His word. So, if you will declare My Word even in the midst of the fiery furnace, guess what I will do, I will come down in the midst of the fiery furnace and I will set you free. I will see to it that even now the flames will not kindle upon your body as you stand in fiery circumstances, and you will step out and give Me glory and honor. Many men and women will come to the kingdom because they have seen you standing in the fire, and then they see you when you come out, and they will know that I Am a faithful God, that watch over My Word to perform it on the behalf of those who would dare to believe Me. So lift up your hands that hang low, for I Am a God who causes the low ones to be lifted high. I will exalt you, says the Lord, as you honor Me and humble yourself before Me. You humble yourself before Me when you do My word, and keeping My word regardless of what is going on in your life, that is when I exalt you. Get ready, if you have been humbling yourself before Me, by doing My word no matter what it looks like, I Am ready to exalt, ready to exalt, I Am ready to exalt! Get ready, for many will be crowned as kings of the King, and you will see says the Lord, I place My shield of favor around My people that honor My Word. Watch and see says the Lord, I am good all the time, and you have not even begun to see or understand how magnificently good I Am and can be to those who believe.
"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit." (Prov. 29:23)
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:" (1 Peter 5:6)
"Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!" (Ps. 31:19)
Monday, January 16, 2017
I hope you'll join us tomorrow for an evening of worship, teaching & ministry! Pastor Brian from Renaissance in Bakersfield with be sharing a message from the heart of God for our city. Then the next 2 Tuesdays we'll be meeting at our house in Terra Bella for worship & prayer. God is on the move! Vicki Blair
We meet at our house in Terra Bella on the Tuesdays that we don't meet at the Veteran's Bldg. January has 5 Tuesdays this month, so we'll meet 2 Tuesdays at the Bldg and 3 at our house. We are closer than we've ever been to seeing God move in a powerful way in our city and region. My prayer this morning was that God would re-light the fires in our hearts. If your fire has gone out - be lit again! - in the name of Jesus. Hope to see you on Tuesdays!
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Tri-County Prophetic Roundtable - Tulare CA
I hear "PICKING UP THE PIECES" and I believe that's the season we're in. And what I see is a scene after a bomb has went off and there's a sense of confusion, loss and looking around to see who's alive, who needs help and who is gone. I see a man who is picking up fragments of different things off of the ground and analyzing whether he has enough to move forward. And for the leaders that are hearing His voice, I don't get a sense of sadness & quitting. What I sense is obedience and an acceptance & willingness to do whatever the Lord would have them do in the next season. So, it's Father God who set the bomb off. It was needed. And what I'm hearing is - clean slate - fresh marching orders - and new assignments. And I see the hand of God reach down and pick up the wounded but still kicking . . and He shakes the dust and debris off and places new hats on their heads. And for some this will mean new titles, positions or functions.
I'm also hearing "THIS AIN'T NO PARTY". And what I see is a fresh revelation of the awe and serious nature of the work that lies ahead. And those that were looking for a party atmosphere are going to get a wake up call.
I'm also hearing "Prayer IS the revival". . as opposed to "Praying FOR the revival". And I'm reminded of the prayer meetings we had after returning from the Brownsville Revival. All we wanted to do was have prayer meetings. We didn't care as much for the church meetings because the prayer meetings were where God showed up. I see a returning to this.
And I hear that the visions He has given us will materialize. We need to focus on the matter at hand and if it looks different than we envisioned, recognize that it is a season and be willing to pour everything we have into it, even though it appears to be moving in a different direction.
And I feel that God is pleased. But I also sense a shifting in the house churches and home meetings. And He isn't going to continue to bless in this season where He blessed in the past concerning the leaders who have built communities upon the need to "escape" the Church at large. He will be exposing heart issues and motivations that don't line up with His heart.
I'm also hearing . . JUST LET GO. I feel like God is saying . . those that you exhausted yourself trying to prop up and strengthen to run with you were not meant to run with you. They were with you for a season. But He's sending reinforcements. He's sending leaders that will not only stand shoulder to shoulder, but will be of such spiritual stature and strength, they will pull you up to a new level.
And I see a regional "connecting of the dots". Leaders from different cities and counties will be coming together and working together on teams as closely as if they were in the same church. Travel time will be required.