PROPHETIC THRUST FROM THE LORD FOR 2014 INTO 2015

Helping Encourage and Prepare the Bride of Jesus Christ

Through Prophecy, Teaching, Writing, Baptism of The Holy Spirit

John and Judy Kolb – 1242 Triumph Avenue – Post Falls, ID 83854-5967

Phones: 208/457-2840 or 208/457-2940 – E-mail: jjkolbmin@gmail.com

PROPHETIC THRUST FROM THE LORD FOR 2014 INTO 2015

The Tsunami Waves of The Holy Spirit Are Building,

Propelling The Church to God’s End Times Fullness

ALL VERSES IN THIS OUTLINE ARE FROM THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE,

 BECAUSE IT BRINGS OUT THE DEPTH OF THE MEANING.

A – INTRODUCTION.

As I sought The Lord God Almighty for several days during December 2013 in preparation to hear from Him about His desires and prophetic plans and purposes for 2014 and into 2015, He revealed several things to me; then in the wee morning hours of December 21, He revealed in much detail to me about 4 Specific Things He desires to see take place on, in and through the Body of Christ, local churches and fellowships, toward the fulfillment of Ephesians 5:27. These things are to take place as the result of the End Times Tsunami Waves of The Holy Spirit in accordance with – Acts 2:17a, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My (Holy) Spirit on all flesh.” And Genesis 1:2b, “The (Holy) Spirit was moving (hovering – in a stationary position, brooding) over (preparing to impact and bring forth).”

THE FOUR THINGS ARE:

*** The Coming Forth of Matthew 16:18b and Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:15-18. Matthew 16:18b, “I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region – that of hell – definition from Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment - wearing down, damage, injury).” Amos 9:11, “In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, the fallen hut or booth, and close up its breaches; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old.” Acts 15:15-18. “And with this the prediction of the prophets agree, as it is written, After this I will come back, and will rebuild the house of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its [very] ruins, and I will set it up again.” God’s End Times Church – David Tabernacle Ministry Centers. But Why? Because David had all the characteristics/attributes God is looking for in His end times people that make up local churches and fellowships. The maturity of those characteristics is the fulfillment of Ephesians 5:27.

 

DAVID’S CHARACTER/ATTRIBUTES THAT WERE SO PLEASING TO GOD: DAVID HAD A HEART AFTER THE LORD – 1 Samuel 13:14b, “The Lord has sought out [David] a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be prince and ruler over His people.”  Acts 13:22b, “I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart, who will do all My will and carry out My program fully.” DAVID KNEW THE LORD PERSONALLY AND INTIMATELY – Psalm 18:1-2, “I love You fervently and devotedly, O Lord, my Strength. The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my keen and firm Strength in Whom I will trust and take refuge, my Shield, and the Horn of my salvation, my High Tower.” DAVID WAS A STRONG LEADER – 1 Samuel 17:50-52; 1 Samuel 22:1-2; 1 Samuel 30:1-9; 2 Samuel 23:8-13. DAVID HAD A PRIORITY DESIRE FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD – Psalm 27:4, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.” DAVID WAS AN EARNEST SEEKER OF THE LORD – Psalm 27:8 (David is speaking to the Lord), “You have said, Seek My (The Lord’s) face [inquire for and require My (The Lord’s) presence as your (David’s) vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence) Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].” Psalm 63:1-5. DAVID WAS POWERFULLY ANOINTED – Psalm 89:20-21a, “I have found David My servant; with My holy oil have I anointed him, with whom My hand shall be established and ever abide.” DAVID WAS A SKILLED WARRIOR – 1 Samuel 16:14-23, and let us note 1 Samuel Chapter 17:32-51, where David skillfully and powerfully anointed, brought down the giant of intimidation with most unlikely weapons. DAVID SAW THE LORD, GIVING HIM ASSURANCE AND CONFIDENCE AND SATISFACTION – Acts 2:25, “For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down [from my secure and happy state].” God wants a people who will study the Scriptures to see how He is revealed. DAVID HAD A SINCERE REPENTENT HEART – When David sinned by stealing another man’s wife, committed adultery with her, then had her husband killed, he was confronted by the prophet in regards to this sin that so pained The Lord God. David listened to the accusation, repented fully, and even though severely dealt with by God, David did not pull back in the least measure from fully following The Lord.  The full story of this situation is found in 2 Samuel Chapter 12. Where are the repenters today because of what has happened to the Church? Note Nehemiah Chapter 1. DAVID WAS A SERVANT – tending the sheep; serving his father and brothers with the task they preferred not to do. Then in 1 Samuel 17:17, Jesse asked David to take some food to his brothers who were in battle. DAVID WAS AN ENCOURAGER – of self and others – 1 Samuel 30:1-9. This ministry is so lacking in the Church today, and is so needed – Numbers 13:1-2 and 25-29 and 30 and 31-33 and 14:1-9; Nehemiah 4:7-9 and 10-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:11a, “Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another.” DAVID KNEW THE NAME(S) OF THE LORD – 1 Samuel 17:45b, “But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts.” Knowing the name(s) of The Lord and how wonderful and powerful they are, gives one great courage and confidence. Here are some of The Lord’s names: THE LORD OF HOSTS IS MY NAME.” It means He is the Head of all, The Sovereign Ruler; He possesses supreme dominion and has the highest possible degree of quality, authority and power to make something happen. He made something powerful happen. ISAIAH 9:6, “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder; AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE.” MATTHEW 1:21, “She will bear a Son, AND YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME JESUS.” Charles Spurgeon in his sermon on this verse: “The name is the highest, brightest, and noblest (high and lofty in excellence) of names. The name of Jesus is to be viewed with reverent delight (which means to have a deep feeling of respect and esteem/value mingled with affection and awe). This charming name of Jesus (charming means that which is pleasing in the highest degree) is a jewel from the Throne Room of Heaven given to mankind.” MATTHEW 1:23, “AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL – which means God with us.” Spurgeon: “It is a glorious fact, of the highest importance that since Christ was born into the world as man, God is with us.” REVELATION 19:16, “And on His garment (robe) and on His thigh He has a name inscribed, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” That is, He is all powerful – above all others. LUKE 1:49, “And Mary said … For the Mighty One has done great things for me; AND HOLY IS HIS NAME.” Isaiah 8:13, “The Lord of hosts – regard Him as holy and honor His holy name [by regarding Him as your only hope of safety], and let Him be your fear and let Him be your dread [lest you offend Him by your fear of man and distrust Him].” Matthew Henry Commentary: “The believing fear of God – which is the reverent fear and worshipful awe of Him – is a special preservative against the disquieting fear of man. We must look upon The Lord God as The Lord of hosts Who has all power in His hand. We must stand in awe of His sovereignty, be afraid of His displeasure, and silently consent without protest, all of His doings. Were we but duly affected or impacted with the greatness and glory of God, we would see the boasting of our enemies eclipsed (darkened or put out), their way clouded, causing them to become disoriented, and all of their power restrained and held in check.” That’s exactly what happened to the giant in 1 Samuel 17 when David approached him proclaiming the name of The Lord. MALACHI 3:16b, “And a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord AND WHO THOUGHT ON HIS NAME.” Matthew Henry Commentary: “THOSE WHO KNOW THE NAME OF GOD should often think of it and dwell upon it in their thoughts; frequent thoughts of it will contribute very much to our communion with God and the stirring up of our devout affections to Him.” DAVID WAS A REAL WORSHIPPER AND WORSHIP LEADER AND PRAYER WARRIOR – The Tabernacle of David was known for its Psalmic worship with Davidic order – Psalm 95 and 96. PSALMS ARE LOADED WITH UNTAPPED INTO INSIGHTS ON HOW DAVID PRAYED.

*** The next of the Four Things – The Earnest Embracing of the Passionate Pursuit of The Lord in accordance with the examples of David (Psalm 42:1-2), Mary of Bethany (Luke 10:38-42) and Paul (Philippians 3:8a and 10a). That pursuit will bring God’s people into a closer walk with Him toward knowing Him and experiencing Him in greater measure. I am working on a new manual under Holy Spirit anointing and guidance about Knowing The Lord that will enhance the passionate pursuit of Him.

*** The next of the Four Things – Understanding the Present and Coming Spiritual Warfare Against The Church. Present (and it’s very intense) - oppression, depression, discouragement, compromise – which is deception – Nehemiah Chapters 2, 4 and 6. And knowing all the details of the Christian’s counterattack of encouragement against those devil attacks also .from those chapters in Nehemiah. The Coming Spiritual Warfare – Revelation 12:1-6. And why – Matthew 24:4-13 – especially note  Verse 8, “All this is the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish.” Those intense birth pangs are fully underway in the prophetic intercessory prayer company and are spreading - to birth God’s end times Church (with similarities to what happened with Mary in Luke Chapter 1). The Christian’s main attack against the Revelation 12:1-6 spiritual warfare is found in  Psalm 149:6-9. The high praises fully flowed in 2 Chronicles Chapter 20, plus Josha Chapter 6, plus Psalm 18, plus Acts 16:16-26.

*** The next of the Four Tings - Real Revival and Restoration in God’s Church - local churches and fellowships. The need for this revival is because of Nehemiah Chapter 1 (Jerusalem is a picture of the Church); Haggai Chapter 1; Acts 1:8 - there is a real lack of Holy Spirit power in local churches and fellowships today. BUT JUST WHAT DOES REVIVAL MEAN? I’ve been studying revival for several years. Here’s a vital definition from the 1952 edition of Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of The English Language of what REVIVAL really means: to return to life - that’s not for the lost because they do not have eternal life in Jesus. Revival is for the church to regain that which was lost; to become well again; to regain a former or better state or condition - to be reanimated. Reanimate - to infuse new life or courage - which is what encouragement does and especially through the Word of God (note Isaiah 60:1a). REVIVAL means to recover from a state of neglect (neglect is having stepped back or retreated, having given little or no regard or attention, carelessness). REVIVAL means to recover from obscurity - the Church is to be a light that shines bright - Matthew 5:14-16. REAL REVIVAL GOD WANTS RESTORED TO HIS PEOPLE/CHURCH IS - having a blazing heart of love for The Lord Jesus Christ and His callings. Blazing heart after The Lord - Psalm 42:1, Philippians 3:10a. Blazing heart for the call of God - #1) The calls - Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Peter 2:9. Like Jesus had – John 4:34; in accordance with 1 John 2:6. REAL REVIVAL is experiencing a sovereign visitation from God through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. That happened at Pentecost in Acts 2:1-4, continued throughout Acts 2 and the entire Book of Acts, and it continues today. HAVE YOU YET HAD THE ACTS 2:1-4 EXPERIENCE? ARE YOU STILL FLOWING IN IT? REAL REVIVAL restores a hungering and thirsting for the Lord, and to earnestly seek Him. In real revival, God’s people are dramatically awakened to a passionate love for and pursuit of the Lord. Psalm 42:1-2a, “As the deer pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God. My inner self thirsts for God, for the living God.” Song of Solomon 1:4a, “Draw me! We will run after you!” Psalm 27:4 and 8; Proverbs 8:17; Jeremiah 29:11-13. REAL REVIVAL restores a hunger to read, study, and meditate on the Word of God daily. Jeremiah 15:16a, “Your words were found, and I ate them; and Your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart.” Writer/teacher J.J. Fanella said: “The Word of God is the reviving force of the soul, as we are told at least 10 times in Psalm 119. When the Word of God is read, studied, meditated on, grasped, and cherished, the flames of revival will burn.” REAL REVIVAL awakens in our heart and increased awareness of The Lord’s presence. Luke 24:32, “And they said to one another, Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He was talking with us on the road and He opened and explained to us the sense of the Scriptures?” Matthew 18:20. Song: “Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place, I can feel His mighty power and His grace.” DO YOU HAVE THE AWARENESS OF THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD? REAL REVIVAL RESTORES FIRST LOVE FOR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Mark 12:30.

B - THE HOLY SPIRIT IS BEGINNING TO MOVE MORE POWERFULLY ON THOSE WHO ARE READY TO EMBRACE IT; AND UNDERSTANDING GOD’S TIMING IS OF UTMOST NECESSITY.

POWERFUL MOVINGS OF HOLY SPIRIT:

The Holy Spirit has always been moving powerfully according to Genesis 1:2b and Acts 2:1-4 - and throughout the Book of Acts. But now we’re in the time of Isaiah 43:19 and Acts 2:17 - new eras of  the increase of God’s End Times Outpouring of Tsunami Waves Proportion of Holy Spirit Equipping Anointings. There will be moves of The Holy Spirit:

… Similar to Judges 6:34a, “But the (Holy Spirit) clothed Gideon with Himself.” That is - surrounded him - for the purpose of Judges Chapter 7.

… Similar to 1 Samuel 16:13, “Then Samuel (the prophet) took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers (publically - God has had me down that a few times to His called, appointed servants); and the (Holy) Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward.” That for the purpose of David’s calling to be leader, king, warrior and forerunner leader in praise and worship according to the Psalms.

… Similar to Luke 1:35a, “Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you like a shining cloud.”  For the purpose of bringing forth that which God purposed on, in and through her. This action of The Holy Spirit helps us realize God’s promises of Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.” Plus this action by The Holy Spirit in Verse 35 helped fulfill Verse 45, “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”

… 8 Anointings of the Prophets - Enoch, Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Ezekiel, Jeremiah - we have a very powerful anointed and guided by The Holy Spirit seminar on this, and there is much to learn and experience from these anointing and why they are needed. Wherever we have presented this seminar, The Holy Spirit has moved in such profound proportions. We also have a manual on the 8 anointings.

UNDERSTANDING AND EMBRACING GOD’S TIMINGS:

All of this Prophetic Thrust 2014 into 2015 is in accordance with Amos 3:7, “Surely the Lord does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” That in accordance with Jeremiah 23:28, “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.”

When this kind of word from The Lord that I am sharing with you comes forth, people want to know when it is coming. So here’s some Scriptural insight on that:

… Acts 2:17a, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out  of My (Holy) Spirit.”

… 1 Kings 18:41-46a. Be persistent in waiting, watching, expecting The Lord, and be fully occupied in His callings, purposes on, in and through you according to Matthew 24:42-46 and Matthew 25:13-23.

BUT IS ALL THIS 2014-2015 PROPHETIC THRUST REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN? Well, in regards to God’s timing, it is according to Psalm 102:13, “You will arise and have mercy and loving-kindness for Zion (which stands for the Church), FOR IT IS TIME to have pity and compassion for her; yes, THE SET TIME HAS COME [THE MOMENT DESIGNATED]. Then please carefully note – Isaiah 46:10 and 11b, and the very little mentioned but absolutely perhaps the most vital promise of God in Ezekiel 12:21-28.

C – 2014-2015 – YEARS OF INTENSE SPIRITUAL BIRTH PAINS AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE; BUT GOD HAS FOR US PLACES OF SAFETY AND ENDURANCE.

The birth pains of Matthew 24:1-8 – Verse 8, “All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish.” The intolerable anguish is the intensity of the spiritual warfare of Revelation 12:1-6, a revelation of the spiritual warfare against the birthing of God’s end times David Type Church or David Tabernacle Ministry Centers.

The places of safety and security during this intense spiritual warfare:

Song of Solomon 2:10 and 14.

Psalm 91. The January/February 2014 issue of the Intercessors For America Newsletter declares God’s people to – Join in praying Psalm 91 for the U.S. and its Territories, and Israel. Pray especially for borders, seaports, and all other points of entry, as well as large public gatherings in 2014.

Psalm 37.

It is of utmost importance that God’s people know as much as possible about these promises of His protection.

***** NOW, IN CONCLUSION, ONE FINAL THING: I have only given you a brief outlook at God’s plans and purposes for 2014 into 2015. There is much detail in all of this in order to assist in preparing and equipping God’s people for these end times. We look forward to the opportunity to be used by The Lord to share more with you.

 

 

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THE GREAT ENJOYMENT AND SATISFACTION FROM BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

Enhancing Being in the Presence of The Lord Series

A – INTRODUCTION.

 One of the most profound verses in the Bible is MATTHEW 18:20 – “For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers] in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them.” PLEASE GRASP THAT – I AM – THE LORD JESUS CHRIST – THE PRESENCE OF ALMIGHTY GOD – IS RIGHT HERE IN OUR PRESENCE.

Recently, a very well known and highly respected national/international prophetic intercessor made a declaration that there is an appointed time to take place of The Presence of God Movement.

That appointed time is now, and not just in a once-a-week or once-a-month gathering or occasional secret place time, but daily.

While in the presence of The Lord, He wants us to thoroughly enjoy being with Him and experience Him in profound and revelatory ways, and be completely satisfied.

Under the guidance and anointing of The Holy Spirit, we want to walk you through some Bible verses about being in the presence of The Lord, asking The Holy Spirit to impact you in a very strong way.

B – WHAT TO EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE WHILE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD.

 PSALM 65:4a, “How blessed is the one whom Thou dost choose, and bring near to thee, to dwell in Thy courts.”

We are chosen of God, according to the good pleasure (enjoyment) of His will, and this alone is blessedness (happiness). The Lord works graciously in us and attracts us powerfully by His Holy Spirit into His intimate presence to enjoy Him.

Worship. The Christian’s Highest Occupation by A.P. Gibbs, “When a believer in Jesus Christ enters into His presence, with his/her heart possessing an equal measure of remembrance, gratitude, reverence, and amazement of Who The Lord God is, what He has done, and what He will do for those who really love Him – there will undoubtedly rise from the center of the believer’s soul, a silver stream of humble, reverent, sincere and adoring worship to Triune God which will greatly minister to Him, and thus He will respond to the believer with that which will result in great fulfillment and satisfaction in and for the believer.”

ENTERING INTO HIS PRESENCE – PSALM 63:1, “Earnestly will I seek You.” EARNEST – ardent (having warm affections for) and zealous (enthusiastic) in the pursuit of.

WHILE IN HIS PRESENCE, A REVELATION OF HIM OF LASTING IMPACT – PSALM 63:2, “So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.”

THE GREAT SATISFACTION OF BEING IN HIS PRESENCE – PSALM 63:5a, “My whole being shall be satisfied.”

PSALM 114:7, “Tremble (be moved, shaken), O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.”

To tremble while in the presence of The Lord is to have reverential awe and worshipful fear of and toward the Lord – which is:

#1 – Characterized by intensity of FEELING – PSALM 18:1, “I love You fervently and devotedly, O Lord.” FERVENTLY – hot and glowing. DEVOTEDLY – strongly attached to.

#2 – Having a deep ADORATION toward The Lord Jesus Christ, expressing INTENSE devotion and honor. Philippians\ 3:10a, “For my determined purpose is, that I may know Him [that I may PROGRESSIVELY become more deeply and INTIMATELY acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing the wonders of His Person more strongly and clearly.”

#3 - Having a deep and SATURATING reverence toward God (thoroughly soaked with that reverence) that is inspired by Who He is, and having a reverent wonder inspired by His LOFTINESS - ISAIAH 6:1-2, “In the year that King Uzziah died, [in a vision] I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the skirts of His train (robe) filled the [the most holy part of the] temple. Above Him stood the seraphim.”

Charles Spurgeon: “Isaiah beheld the glorious attendants (the seraphim) who perpetually give great honor and respect to The Lord while nearest to His throne, waiting to know His pleasure and ready for any errand. The seraphim furnish us with a pattern for Christian service. But let us especially note that the seraphim were burning ones, for such is the meaning of the word seraphim. These messengers of the great King are creatures of fire, ablaze with fervency; all glowing and shining, they worship Him.” 

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:10, “My beloved speaks and says to me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then in verse 14, “So I went with him.”

The Lord wants us to experience an intimate adventurous journey with Him while in His presence. A definition of adventurous is: a stirring, thrilling, enthusiastic experience, and filled with excitement.   

“RISE UP!” The Lord here speaks to us to rise up from any slumber, laziness, weariness, depression, disaster, hurt, and hearken after Him. THE LORD OFFERS TO HELP US “RISE UP” FROM WHATEVER MAY TRY AND KEEP US DOWN, OR TRY AND KEEP US FROM ENJOYING HIM TO THE FULLEST.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:6, “I can feel his left hand under my head

and his right hand embraces me!”

It is the left hand of God under our heads that sustains and supports us when the billows are running high and the winds are contrary and raging. Without that lifting up of our head and support with the Lord’s left hand, we would not beckon to His call to “Rise up” and come away with Him!

Then the right hand of His embrace is the hand of manifest grace, inward love, and joy in Christ, the smile of approval, the hand with which He surrounds with His love. 

Then our Heavenly Bridegroom says to us: “AND COME AWAY (WITH HIM)!”

The Lord is calling His us to get away from our busyness, our self wants, our world focus, even our ministry focus – and come and enjoy being in His presence.

 We hardly realize that every time Christ calls us and we refuse Him, whether we say it with our lips or our actions, we really say, “I choose this person or event or even myself and what I want, instead of Christ.”

There are times when He offers us something, and in the place of rising up and leaving everything so that we can enter in and possess that which He shows us, we fail to enter in; we choose our own ease and our own wills in the place of His.

It is when we first hear His voice, that we must rise up and get away to meet him. God is ever moving on, and if we delay, His voice will grow fainter and fainter, so that when we do finally arise to go to Him, we may not find Him.

There are many who have heard the Lord’s voice calling them to arise, and they have arisen a little, but they have not “come away” to meet Him, and have fallen down again in slumber.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:14 – “So I went with Him.” Where? Into his presence. AND TO DO WHAT? To allow Him to enjoy me (READ REST OF VERSE 14); and for us to enjoy Him according to PSALM 27:4.

Matthew Henry Commentary: “Those that truly desire communion with God will set themselves with all diligence to seek after it. David would dwell in God’s house, not for the plenty of good entertainment that was there, in the feasts upon the sacrifices, nor for the music and good singing that were there, but to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. He knew something of the beauty of the Lord, the infinite well pleasing of the divine being and perfections; His holiness in His beauty; His goodness in His beauty.”

ACTS 2:28, Amplified Bible, “You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing - my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.” The Lord makes known to us all His ordained ways of life all through the Bible. Revelation comes as we read and study the Bible while in the presence of The Lord.“

You will ENRAPTURE me” – to experience delight beyond measure.

“DIFFUSING my soul” – to have that joy spread throughout one’s entire being. Words cannot truly express the fullest meaning of this diffusing experience that comes from being in the presence of The Lord. That happened to Jesus’ disciples at Pentecost-

ACTS 2:4, “And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit.” 

That happens to every Christian who gets baptized with The Holy Spirit, even though some may not realize that experience at the time. It is of the utmost importance to realize this aspect of being baptized with and filled with The Holy Spirit. 

C – IN CONCLUSION:

WE MUST PREPARE TO ENTER INTO THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD

The keys to experiencing the real presence of The Lord is to come into His presence PREPARED to meet with Him.

ESTHER 5:1-3a.

Esther went all out to prepare to enter into the presence of her earthly king; we are to prepare to enter into the presence of the King of kings. Esther put on her royal robes, and here are some “royal garments” for us to put on as we enter into the presence of King Jesus.

First – a garment of singular desire for and focus on King Jesus – note Psalm 27:4 (especially in Amplified Bible).

Second – a garment of desire to be intimate with Him – note Philippians 3:10a (especially in Amplified Bible).

Third – a garment of real praise and worship – note2 Chronicles 5:11-14 (especially in Amplified Bible..

Worship, The Christian’s Highest Occupation: “Worship is the overflow of a grateful heart, under a sense of Divine favor; the outpouring of a soul at rest in the presence of God. That is to say the worshipper is in the full consciousness and enjoyment of his assurance of perfect acceptance before God, through the Person of Jesus Christ. Worship is the occupation of the heart, not with its needs or even with its blessings, but with God Himself. Worship is the upspring of the heart that has known the Father as a Giver, the Son as Savior, and the Holy Spirit as the indwelling Guest.”

LUKE 10:38-42.

We are to prepare to come into the presence of The Lord by laying aside our busy thoughts and actions, and prepare to hear and receive from Him. That’s what Mary did. Spurgeon: “As soon as she saw Jesus come into the house, she thought, What a privilege have I now to listen eagerly to such a teacher, and to treasure up His precious words! He is the Son of God, I will worship, I will adore, and every word He utters shall be stored in my memory. Mary treasured every word of Christ and counted each syllable a pearl. Her faith saw the inner glory which dwelt within Him, and she was so overpowered with reverence, and so wrapt (caught up) in devout wonder, that she became oblivious of all outward things.”

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest: “The reality of God’s presence is not dependent on any place, but only dependent upon the determination to set the Lord always before us.”

 

BELOVED!

ENJOY BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD!  

PTL!

 

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GOD’S DESIRE/PURPOSE: A PROPHETIC PEOPLE

A – INTRODUCTION.

 1 Corinthians 14:1, “Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest] – it’s the love described in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 – and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy.”

Why is God putting such an emphasis on prophecy? IT IS HIS DESIRE TO HAVE A PROPHETIC CHURCH, A PROPHETIC PEOPLE, A VESSEL/VESSELS, THAT HE MAY SPEAK PROPHETICALLY TO AND THROUGH, WITH ANOINTING AND POWER.

Acts 2:17, Amplified Bible, “And it shall be (the word shall means determined to happen) in the last days, God says, That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels].”

With that in mind, we then must find out why God desires that.

B – THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPHECY.

 1 Corinthians 14:3, New American Standard Bible (NASB): “But one who prophesies speaks to men (and women and children) for edification and exhortation and consolation.”

Edification – to build up, strengthen, encourage, promote one’s growth in all aspects of Jesus Christ. To promote the likes of Philippians 4:13, Amplified Bible: “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”

Exhortation – a strong urging and earnest advice, something like Isaiah 60:1, “Arise from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you. Rise to a new life.” It is a strong urging to get back into or become stronger in the purposes of God in one’s life. Elijah was given an exhortation from God in 1 Kings 19:9-16.

Prophetic exhortation is language that is intended to urge someone on, forward, in the purposes of God.

Consolation or Comfort – it means to shore up; to give strong support and help bring stability. It is a word to ease the grief or sorrow of a person who has experienced hardship or loss or setback; cheering them to continue on.

Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Psalm 23 is an excellent prophetic word of consolation and comfort. Also please note 2 Corinthians 1:3-5.

1 Corinthians 14:4 from the Amplified Bible: “He who prophesies edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety - which is reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations - holiness and happiness].”

PROPHECY can also bring powerful revival, refreshing, restoration – Ezekiel 37:1-14.

BUT WHAT REALLY IS PROPHECY?

Ernest Gentile, Your Sons And Daughters Shall Prophesy: “Prophecy in simple terms, is the verbalized expression of God’s thoughts through a Holy Spirit-inspired person to a particular person or group of persons, at a particular moment, for a particular purpose. Explained simply, prophecy occurs when a prophetically-inspired person extends his or her faith like a spiritual antenna, receives some divine thoughts of God for that given moment and then speaks them forth by the power of the Holy Spirit to an individual or group for the glory of God.”

IN PROPHECY, God speaks to the potential or possibilities in an individual or in a group of people, like speaking to the potential of a local church or fellowship. To see that potential realized, there are 4 keys – receive, believe, conceive, and then achieve. WE HAVE A MANUAL ON THIS. Mary fulfilled those 4 keys in Luke Chapter 1. The fulfillment of the prophetic word to her about being the mother of Jesus began when she responded with the words of Luke 1:38, “Let it be done to me according to what you have said.”

ALSO IN PROPHECY, GOD DECLARES HIMSELF, PLUS DECLARES WHAT HE WILL DO. Isaiah is a prophetic book, and Isaiah 43:15 is a prophetic declaration of Who The Lord God is; and we need to hear prophetic words like that. In 2 Chronicles 20 God declares in prophecy what He will do on behalf of his people.

According to Acts 2:17 in the Amplified Bible, prophecy is “telling forth the divine counsels of God.” That means to specifically declare what is on His heart. The prophet, Haggai, did that in Haggai Chapter 1.

David Cartledge, Apostolic Revolution, the Restoration of Apostles and Prophets: “The Day of Pentecost brought a profound change to God’s relationship with His people, as well as the way they are to function in His ministry. Through the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, the Church has become a prophetic community (well it is supposed to be that, and it is that which God desires). According to Joel and Acts, men and women, young and old, sons and daughters would all be inspired (anointed) to hear and speak the word of the Lord. They would all (not just the prophets) become the prophetic mouthpieces of God in ways that were impossible before Pentecost. THE MAIN EFFECT OF THE OUTPOURING AND EMPOWERING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TO MAKE THE CHURCH BOTH DEPENDENT ON, AND THE FACILITATOR OF GOD’S VOICE. One of the main effects of the ministry of the prophet in the end time church is to help develop the entire membership of the church into a prophetic community.”

In Joel 2:25-29 and Acts 2:14-19, we find a positive promise of a universal restoration of the prophetic church in its fullness, which has been lost for hundreds of years.

In what I call God’s last days Holy Spirit outpouring of tsunami proportions, He is going to use the prophets to prepare His people to see the visions or Divine revelations of God and to hear His voice. There needs to be prophetic equipping meetings on a regular basis in local churches and fellowships.

GOD HAS GIVEN US A VERY ANOINTED PROPHETIC EQUIPPING SEMINAR TITLED “8 ANOINTINGS OF THE PROPHETS” - to enable God’s prophetic people to accomplish so much that He has called and equipped us to do. The 8 anointings include those of Enoch, Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. The anointings are not just for prophets, but for all prophetic people. We also have a manual available.

C – THE PROPHETIC CHURCH IN DETAIL.

 1. PROPHETIC PREACHING/TEACHINGREVEALING THE LORD.

 Who He is – Isaiah 9:6 and 43:15, Revelation 1:9-16 are all excellent verses for this.

What He has done – 1 Chronicles 16:12, “Earnestly remember the marvelous deeds which He has done. His miracles.” What has He done for you? Matthew 26 and  27 – Gethsemane, the trial and Calvary’s cross, and He rose from the grave – all for our salvation; Isaiah 61:1 and 1 Peter 2:9 – set you free.

What He is doing – Isaiah 43:19, “Behold! I am doing a new thing.”

NEW – different what you are used to. Change, adjustment, revival, restoration are what these days are all about. God is doing new things or changing things, to fulfill His purposes.

NOW means it is happening or it is very close to the immediate present, about to happen.

To give HEED to is to direct your full attention toward to God’s purposes and become fully involved in them.  

2. PROPHETIC LIFESTYLE – Acts 2:42-47. Jesus did not pray that His followers would impress the world with just signs and wonders, but that their love and desire for Him could be seen and cause others to want to follow Him – Matthew 5:13-16.

The believers at Pentecost became a prophetic power community – Acts 2:42-46 – and look what was the result – verse 47 – many were being added to the Kingdom of God daily.

3. PROPHETIC WORSHIP. Bringing forth the Song of the Lord, which is musical prophecy – singing or from instrument.

1 Chronicles 25:1, “Also David and the chiefs of the host [of the Lord] separated to the [temple] service some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, Jeduthan, who should prophesy [being inspired] with lyres, harps and cymbals. Verse 2 says they prophesied in keeping with the king’s order.

The Psalms are full of prophetic praise because David wrote most of them and he was a prophet. Psalm 149:1a, “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song.”

Prophetic praise and worship declares the awesomeness of God.

Prophetic praise and worship will ignite fervor in God’s people and stir Him to action as we offer it to Him – note 2 Chronicles 20 – that will get people’s attention.

4. PROPHETIC PRAYING – ACTS 4:23-31 AND 12:1-11. It brings the power of God and also release.

5. PROPHETIC PURPOSE AND STRATEGY. We should continually be hearing The Lord giving us fresh instructions. God’s people received prophetic instruction in 2 Chronicles 20; Joshua received prophetic strategy for conquering Jericho; Mary received prophetic instruction in Luke 1:26-38.

6. PROPHETIC ENCOURAGEMENT. The ministry of encouragement is so missing, but so needed in the Church. Many Christians today often become discouraged.

The devil’s main strategy is to send discouragement your way in his attempts to get you to give up, or at least to slow down, your pursuit of The Lord Jesus Christ, the abundant life in Christ, and to do all that the Lord has called you to do.

We are exhorted to encourage one another:

1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another.”

Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us … encourage one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.” What day is approaching? The day of the fulfillment of the call and purposes of God.

To encourage is to communicate Divine uplifting prophetic words of the Lord to the heart, soul and mind of the Christian, which is what takes place when we read the promises of God in the Bible, especially in the Psalms. The Bible is a prophetic Book.

7. PROPHETIC DECLARATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIVAL, REFRESHING, AND RESTORATION – Ezekiel 37:1-14.

 

D – YOUR RELEASE INTO THE PROPHETIC.

 You have to realize it is what God desires.

Acts 2:17, “And it shall be (the word shall means determined to happen) in the last days, God says, That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels].”

Ezekiel 37:4 and 7a, “Again He (God) said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them … So I prophesied as I was commanded.”

You have to earnestly desire to speak prophetically.

1 Corinthians 14:1, “And earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy.”

You have to be in the presence of and a seeker of The Lord.

Jeremiah 23:18, “For who among them – speaking of prophets and prophetic people – has stood in the council of the Lord, that he/she/they should perceive and hear His word? Who has marked His word [noticing and observing and giving attention to it] and has [actually] heard it?”

You have to be able to hear God’s voice, understand it, and listen to it.

The following are some keys to hearing the voice of God:

UNDERSTAND HOW GOD SPEAKS. Through the Word, the Bible. It becomes illumined; that is God speaking through the Holy Spirit to us.

Psalm 60:6, “God has spoken in His holiness [in His promises]; I will rejoice.”

Through a still, small voice, to your inner being, which can come through God’s Word or in a vision or in a dream. It is not a shouting voice.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, August 13: “The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze – so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will never hear it.”                         

PREPARED TO HEAR. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, February 13: “The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God and know that God always hears me. If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God all the time through the devotion of hearing.”

The attitude of a child of God should always be like Samuel’s: “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.”

NOW THERE IS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT – “Speak Lord, for your servant is LISTENING.” We must listen very carefully to what he speaks to us and what He wants us to speak prophetically to others, plus we must listen very carefully to know when the anointing lifts and we have no more to speak from Him. There are many who attempt to speak beyond what God has said.

THEN PROPHESY AND PROPHESY WHAT GOD GIVES YOU. Allow God to use your voice as often as He wants to. Note Numbers 11:23-29.

E – IN CONCLUSION.

 PRODUCTIVE MINISTRY IS TO BE BATHED IN LOVE.

 KEY CHAPTER – 1 Corinthians 13. You must have love for the Lord to hear distinctly from Him, and you must have His love for the people in order to flow properly, in love, not weird or condemning.

THEN LISTEN TO THIS – The measure of love you have for the Lord will determine how well you hear His voice, and the measure of love you have for His people, will determine the amount of the proper prophetic that flows through you from the Lord.

“THUS SAYS THE LORD: IN THE LAST DAYS I WILL POUR OUT MY HOLY SPIRIT AND YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY.”

Are you willing to flow with His desire and purpose?

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REVIVED ACCORDING TO THE PROMISES FROM THE WORD OF GOD From Psalm 119

 

 

A – INTRODUCTION.

When we talk about revival, refreshing and restoration, we are talking about individuals or a group of people – being brought back into the full purposes of The Lord Jesus Christ on, in and through them.

REVIVAL – to be brought back into purposeful activity. That’s what took place from the prophetic word of God in Ezekiel 37:10, “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath and spirit came into [ the dry bones], and they lived and stood upon their feet an exceedingly great host.”

REFRESHING – to restore energy; to make one full of health and strength; so that one can function in God’s purposes.

RESTORATION - to be brought back into harmony, or once again being in the place where one’s mind, will and emotions, plus body, soul and spirit are brought back into right focus and function in regards to the call of God on one’s life. Restoration means to set in order or set back in order so that things are once again functioning in right order to accomplish a certain purpose or purposes. The word set has to do with authority.

There are many promises in the Word of God/Bible, toward revival, refreshing and restoration, yet many do not know of God’s promises – there are over 600 just in the Book of Psalms.

There has been a negligence by many to search them out and tap into them with fervency reading and studying them. And asking God for the fulfillment of them in fervent believing prayer..

In this revival message, we are going to draw on vital insights in the Psalms. The use of the Psalms is often the first step toward deliverance and revival.

Through The (Holy) Spirit’s anointing and guidance, the Psalms comfort the lonely, strengthen the weary, heal and encourage the brokenhearted, turn the eyes of the downcast to their Creator, and stir and motivate and excited desire to pursue the first-love intimate relationship and fulfillment in The Lord Jesus Christ. Hope returns, faith is renewed, and life again becomes bearable as the result of a consistent reading and study and meditation of the Psalms.

A daily menu of the Psalms brings revival, renewing, refreshing, and restoration of one’s spirit, soul, and body, and mind, will and emotions.

AND THEN BEING MORE SPECIFIC – Psalm 119 is an all-containing medicine to the varied spiritual diseases and situations that confront men and women. Psalm 119 is so very effective for revival, refreshing and restoration, so let us look at the verses that give us the insight; and as we do, please prepare yourself  for your own personal Holy Spirit revival, refreshing, reconciliation and restoration.

B – REVIVAL, REFRESHING AND RESTORATION ACCORDING TO PSALM 119.

All Scripture used in this study are from the Amplified Bible.

PSALM 119: 25, “My soul cleaves to the dust (it is stuck in or sinking in despair and/or hopelessness) – ever had that sinking feeling?). I am very troubled (not just a little troubled or disturbed, but quite a bit – perhaps like David in Psalm 18 when he declared in verse 4-5 that he was surrounded by all kinds of trouble and he needed escape, revival). Revive me and stimulate me according to Your word (in other words, Lord, lift me up from this ash heap to a revived and refreshed and restored life).”

In regards to being revived by the Word of the Lord pertaining to this verse, we look to the command of Isaiah 60:1a, “Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you].” But how does the Word of God do that for me? When we believe and apply the promise of Philippians 4:13, “I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me.” And just how doe He do that? Through the baptism of The Holy Spirit? Acts 1:8a, “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” Ephesians 6:10b, “Draw your strength from Him Jesus Christ) [that strength which His boundless might provides].” THAT IS HOW YOU GET REVIVED FROM THE WORD (BIBLE/SCRIPTURES) OF GOD.

PSALM 119:50, “This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life.” Affliction refers to mental pain and sorrow caused by some trouble. Some are unable to find comfort in times of affliction, but it is not so with believers, for their Savior speaks His promises revival, from His Word – Psalm 138:7, “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.”

The Lord God’s promise of comfort – 2 Corinthians 1:3 and 4a, - “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy and the God (Who is the Source) of every comfort (consolation and encouragement). Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction.”

The living Word of God frequently comforts us by increasing the force of our inner life. To quicken the heart is to cheer the whole man/woman.

PSALM 119:93, “I will never forget Thy precepts, for by them Thou hast revived me.” A precept is a direction of action. That’s what the written Word of the Lord is – giving us direction of the action to pursue that will bring revival, refreshing and restoration.

There may be times when we have been beset by some sin, resulting in despair. Sin does not just go away. There must be action taken on our part toward remedy.

Psalm 32:3-5 and 7b gives us key direction to the action to take toward overcoming and receive The Lord God’s revival, refreshing and restoration – “When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand [of displeasure] was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. I acknowledged my sin to You and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told] – then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance.”

PSALM 119:149b, “Revive me, O Lord, according to Thine ordinances.” An ordinances is a direction or command of an authoritative nature.  God gave Ezekiel in Ezekiel Chapter 37, a direction with authoritative command to bring about revival, refreshing and restoration. In Verses 1-3, God took Ezekiel to a valley to look at a number of dry bones.

According to Teacher Ebenezer Erskine in his tremendous message titled The Wind of the Holy Ghost Blowing Upon the Dry Bones in the Valley of Vision given on March 15, 1715 in the Tolbooth Church in Edinburgh, Scotland,  “We have, by this vision, a representation of the church of God, from the grave of her bondage and captivity in Babylon under which they were at present detained. This indeed is the primary and immediate scope of the vision. That as the generality of a church and people in covenant with God, may be in a very dead and languishing condition as to their souls, so the breathings and influence of the Holy Spirit of God are absolutely necessary for their revival.”

Beloved, you may in or know of a local church or fellowship that is in less than a flourishing condition and needs revival; you may know of an individual in the same condition; THEN, IT IS TIME FOR THEIR REVIVAL, REFRESHING AND RESTORATION ACCORDING TO GOD’S ORDINANCES IN EZEKIEL 37.

Ezekiel 37:4-5 and 10, “Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O you dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to theses bones: Behold, I will cause breath and spirit to enter you, and you shall live. So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath and spirit came into [the bones], and they lived and stood up on their feet, an exceeding great host.”

DO YOU GET THE IMPACT FROM HEARKENING TO THE ORDINANCES OF GOD GIVEN IN EZEKIEL CHAPTER 37?

PSALM 119:154, “Revive me and give me life according to Your word.”

The Word of God is not just the written Word, but it is The Lord Himself and what He speaks – John 1:1, “In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with (and is) God, and the Word was (and is) God Himself.” Christ is alive and therefore His Word – the Bible – is alive!

Hebrews 4:12, “For the Word that God speaks IS ALIVE and FULL OF POWER [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow (spinal chord) [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.” THEREFORE IT IS VITAL THAT WE READ, STUDY, AND MEDITATE ON THE WORD OF GOD, AS PSALM 1:2-3 TELLS US.

We must remember, than the written Word of The Lord – the Bible, is not just a Book of suggestions, but the Guidebook of God’s Authority for our revival, refreshing and restoration – if we give heed – yield – to it.

If then we are to be revived by the Word, then this Word must be alive unto and into us. Revival takes place as this Living Word raises us into real living, or lifts us from coldness or sadness or heaviness, into liveliness.

Charles Spurgeon: “Leave not off reading and studying and meditating on the Bible until you find your hearts warmed. Read the written Word to be affected and impacted by it. Let not the written Word not only inform you but also let it inflame you. Do not go away from the written Word until you too can voice the words of Luke 24:32, “And they said to one another, Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He (Jesus) was talking with us on the road and as He opened and explained to us [the sense] of the Scriptures.”

C – MINISTRY.

Anyone need some revival, refreshing, restoration?

USE - Psalm 107:23-30 and 35-37READ. Ezekiel 37:1-14 – READ.

 

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A Prophetic Thrust for 2013

A – INTRODUCTION.

The year 2012 has passed, but it is not to be entirely left behind for it was a year of the beginning of the restoration of the fullness of God’s true Divine government in His Church. But now – 2013 is hear, signaling a new season, a new chapter in the things of God is unfolding according to Isaiah 43:19.

The verse reads: “Behold (this word has to do with God’s prophetic declaration and when this word is declared, we need to pay close attention to it), I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it and will you not give heed to it?”

HEED – to take notice of with care, observe and be watchful of. Proverbs 8:34, “Blessed are they who listen to Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors.”

As we enter the New Year – 2013 – it is a time to Prepare Yourself to Be Launched Into God’s Higher Purposes On, In and Through You.

Listen to this from the cutting edge book by Sean Smith titled Prophetic Evangelism: “In the Spirit, I sense a barometric rise pointing to the release of a “NEW WIND” of spiritual influence. This NEW SEASON is the hour of the (Holy) Spirit. There’s a NEW PAGE turning in the heavenlies. To live at a time when God turns a NEW page in the heavenlies, in a nation, or in a person, is a powerful blessing and realization. We are in a hallway of human history preparing to enter the threshold of a new epoch (EPOCH – any event or time of an event marking the beginning of a relatively new development).”

It is most important to have a clear definition of this NEW referred to in Isaiah 43:19. NEW means – according to: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words – that which is unaccustomed to; different from what one is used to. Webster’s American Family Dictionary – concepts, ideas different to us and better – Haggai 2:9, “The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former.” The Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language: new is that which is produced by change; different from a former; not familiar with; not before experienced.

All that God purposed, planned and fulfilled through Mary’s life beginning in Luke Chapter 1, was entirely NEW to her. Let us note Luke 1:26-35. She was entirely stretched beyond her wildest dreams, imagination and understanding. Yet she yielded entirely to it – Luke 1:38, “Behold, I am the handmaiden/bondslave/servant of The Lord, let it be done to me according to what you have said.”

B – GOD’S END TIMES PURPOSES ON, IN AND THROUGH YOU

MAY NECESSITATE HIS PROFOUND STRETCHING AND CHANGE IN YOU.

Isaiah 55:8-9 are two interesting and exciting verses, yet involve stretching and change – “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Those verses declare that God is desiring and purposing to launch us into His end times purposes in greater measure, in accordance with John 14:12 – Jesus is speaking – “I assure you, most solemnly (seriously) I tell you, if anyone steadfastly (unwaveringly) believes in Me, he/she will himself/herself be able to do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.” That means we need to prepare ourselves for His increased impact and stretching, yielding to change.

Prophetic Evangelism: “The greatest blessing God can entrust you with is when He can put you into a position where He can stretch you!”

From the book titled, For Such A Time As This – A Prophetic View Of The Church from Esther by Fuchsia Pickett: “Though we can all relate to a painful resistance within us to accepting change, we must not allow that reluctance to keep us from obeying God. Many local churches and fellowships, leadership, Christians, have become bound to doing things the way they always have and cannot accept the fresh life God breathes. We must be willing to change our ways, submitting them to the Holy Spirit, if we expect to grow in the life of God.”

C – BIBLE TESTIMONIES OF SOME WHO HEEDED ENTIRELY TO GOD’S STRETCHING

AND CHANGES IN BEING LAUNCHED INTO HIS NEW AND GREATER PURPOSES.

ABRAHAM in Genesis 12:1-3, “Now the Lord said to Abram (Abraham), Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.” Then more stretching: Genesis 17:1 and 18:10-11, “When Abram (Abraham) was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said … I will surely return to you when the season comes round, and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in years; Sarah was past the age of childbearing.” Talk about having your beliefs, your faith stretched beyond measure! PERHAPS GOD DESIRES TO SEND YOU TO A DIFFERENT PLACE SO HE CAN USE YOU TO FULFILL HIS PURPOSES THERE THROUGH YOU.

MOSES in Exodus 3 – this story begins in Exodus 2:23, “After a long time [nearly forty years] … the Israelites were sighing and groaning because of the bondage. They kept crying, and their crying because of slavery ascended to God.”

Then when Moses came to a mountain place, God got a hold of him – the burning bush experience – Exodus 3:4 and 10, “And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush and said … Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth My people out of bondage.” PERHAPS GOD IS CALLING YOU TO BE ONE OF HIS DELIVERER’S, RESCUER’S.

JOSHUA in Joshua Chapter 1 – called by God to step into a most challenging and stretching place of leadership – Verses 1 and 2, “After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua … Moses My servant is dead. So now arise [take his place], you and all this people.” PERHAPS GOD IS CALLING YOU TO STEP INTO A PLACE OF MAJOR LEADERSHIP IN A LOCAL CHURCH OR FELLOWSHIP, OR START A NEW ONE.

DAVID in 1 Samuel 16 – called by God to become a great leader, but first, called, appointed and anointed to face a giant of intimidation that was causing fear, doubt and unbelief. 1 Samuel 16:1 and 5-13; then 1 Samuel 17:1-11 and 32-51.

PERHAPS GOD IS CALLING YOU TO BE HIS MIGHTY APOSTOLIC/PROPHETIC WARRIOR LEADER WHO WILL DO WHAT HE COMMANDED IN JEREMIAH 1:10, “See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” How? Very possibly God would have you do it through the high praises – Psalm 149:6-9. Psalm 66:17, “I cried aloud to Him; He was extolled and high praise was under my tongue.” That’s what David did in Psalm 18:3-6. Here’s what happened as a result – Verses 7-18. Once things are cleared out, then you can plant and build.

MARY in Luke 1:26-35 – PERHAPS GOD IS CALLING YOU TO BE STRETCHED BEYOND ANYTHING, THAT HE MAY USE YOU TO BIRTH HIS END TIMES PURPOSES OF REVIVAL AND RESTORATION IN HIS THROUGH INTERCESSION.

Alice Smith, from her most cutting edge book in intercessory prayer titled Beyond the Veil, which I consider a high priority textbook for anyone desirous to be an intercessor or called to that ministry: “Burning, believing, prevailing, persuading, persevering, intimate prayer always precedes a move of God. Revival happens as a result of intercession. Intercession can literally order or change the course of a nation, a city, a family or a church. Intercession is expressing a holy dissatisfaction with the way things are and taking the necessary steps to bring change through prayer. Intercession is the act of standing in the gap between the need we see and the provision of God that we long to see. Earnestly ask the Lord to fan the flames of passionate love for Him in your life as you enter the Promised Land of intercession.”

PETER – he wasn’t very successful in what he was doing, so The Lord gave him different, NEW strategy. Luke 5:1-7. Prophetic Evangelism: “Radical recalibration (readjusting) is what Peter did after fishing all night and coming back empty-handed. When Jesus told Peter to go out deeper and drop his nets again. Peter probably pulled a muscle in his brain trying to justify this command, THIS NEW STRATEGY. Sometimes your brain can be your biggest enemy.”

TESTIMONY – One time when we ministered in a local church that had vision to expand to other communities, The Lord gave me this prophetic strategy for them and I believe it is very good. Here’s what The Lord had me tell them: “Go to every city, town, village in your county; when you get there, find a vacant lot and pull up a handful of grass or weeds by the roots; then prophesy to them and declare, “Roots of bitterness, stubbornness, resistance – no longer shall you prosper (note Isaiah 54:17).” Then they were to cast the weeds into the air and let the wind carry them away, or cast them down on the ground and stomp on them (“the enemy is under my feet”). Then The Lord had me prophetically tell them to scatter some sweet herbs or grass seed where they had pulled up the weeds – something similar to 2 Kings 2:19-22.

TESTIMONY – When I was coaching high school boys varsity basketball in North Carolina, we were involved in a major tournament. On our way to the championship, we had to adopt and entirely NEW STRATEGY in order to keep winning. WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO GRASP AND APPLY NEW STRATEGY FROM GOD THAT YOU TOO COULD BE SUCCESSFUL IN WHAT HE HAS CALLED YOU TO DO?

PAUL in Acts 9 – he had his life completely changed by God through an unknown prophet sent to minister to Paul, thus Paul’s life completely lined up with the purposes of God on, in and through him for the glory of God – Verses 1-20, plus 22 and 31. WOULD YOU ALLOW GOD TO TAKE HOLD OF YOU AND COMPLETELY CHANGE THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFE, THAT HE MAY USE YOU TO FULFILL HIS END TIMES PURPOSES?

C – OK: IT’S TIME TO PREPARE YOURSELF TO BEING LAUNCHED

INTO HIS GREATER PURPOSES ON, IN AND THROUGH YOU.

To be prepared is to be fit or qualified for a particular purpose; to take the necessary measures or steps to make one’s self ready. The word fit means to be furnished with or adjust to; the word qualified means to fulfill the requirements after you have been furnished with what is needed.

PREPARE ACCORDING TO Isaiah 40:3-5.

Matthew Henry Commentary: “The people of God must be prepared by faith for the favors designed them. We must get into such a frame of spirit as will prepare us to receive all that Christ has prepared.”

If lack of faith or unbelief or trepidation be resident in us, “those obstacles must be cleared away” and that through repentance of harboring such things, otherwise those obstacles will hinder us.

PREPARE BY BELIEVING WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED, as Mary did according to what her cousin Elizabeth declared to her in Luke 1:45, “And blessed is she who believed that there would be the fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Mary believed the promise that she was to give birth to Christ as the Man child; she believed in the promise of how this was all to happen through The Holy Spirit coming on her.

This from an unknown author on receiving and believing God’s promises: “Why are many not seeing/experiencing the blessings of God upon their lives? Is it because we have no promises from God? No (there are over 600 just in the book of Psalms in the Bible), it’s because we have refused or have been negligent to tap into those promises with fervent reading and studying them and asking God for the fulfillment of them in fervent, believing prayer.” Luke 1:38 – Mary prepared herself for God’s promises on, in and through her with this statement: ”Behold, I am the handmaiden/bondslave of the Lord; let it be done to me according to what you have said.” Living Bible: “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever He wants.” HAVE YOU TAKEN HOLD OF GOD’S PROMISES SPOKEN TO YOU?

PREPARE ACCORDING TO:

Isaiah 43:18 in regards to God doing something new/different on, in and through you: “Do not earnestly remember the former things; neither consider the things of old.” Living Bible: “But forget all that – it is nothing compared to what I’m going to do.”

Philippians 3:13-14, “I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us forward.”

If you prepare properly for the call of God on, in and through you, and invest all that He has equipped you with, then the prize you will receive will be His statement from Matthew 25:21, “Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.”

PREPARE BY UNDERSTANDING AND GRASPING GOD’S TIMING: timing involves the selecting of the best moment in order to achieve/reach the desired or best or maximum result or fulfillment, whether it is over a period of seasons, or suddenly.

Jeremiah 1:11-12, “Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Jeremiah, what do you see? And I said, I see a branch or shoot of an almond tree [the emblem of alertness and activity, blossoming in late winter]. Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.”

From Clarke’s Commentary: A rod of an almond tree – to be ready; to hasten; to watch for an opportunity to do a thing; because the almond tree is the first to flower and bring forth fruit. It blossoms when other trees are locked up in their winter’s repose; and it bears fruit just at the commencement of Spring, when other trees only begin to bud.

Ezekiel 12:21-28.

Habakkuk 2:3, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand (tardy, delayed) on its appointed day.” Abraham, Joseph, David, Mary all waited earnestly for God’s appointed time for them.

PREPARE BY UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS WAITING WHEN IT COMES TO GOD’S PURPOSES. Luke 1:80, “And the child (John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus, even though John was powerfully saturated by The Holy Spirit while in His mother’s womb – Luke 1:13-17) continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts/wilderness until the day of his public ministry.”

To wait on God is to have hope and stay in a place of expectation of Him; to look forward expectantly. To hope is to desire with expectation of fulfillment; to long for with expectation of obtainment; desire accompanied by expectation of belief in fulfillment. Hope is built on promises from God that are yet unseen. To expect suggests having confidence and assurance of the possibility that what one desires or longs for, will happen. To be expecting is to be watching for; having a high degree of certainty, and it usually involves the idea of preparing to be envisioned.

A major peril that sometimes or often tempts the Christian as the result of this waiting is heavy pressure – most often from within oneself – to consider abandoning the call that God has set before them. That is why the middle part of Psalm 27:14 exhorts us in saying, “Be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring.”

God created all human beings with at least some measure of courage, because courage is an ingrained capacity for meeting strain or difficulty with firmness of mind and will, and able to recover or adjust to change. Courage means having a quality or temperament enabling one to hold one’s own when opposed or threatened to consider giving up. Courage means having a firm determination to achieve one’s end. Courage is having a stubborn persistence and unwillingness to give up.

PREPARE BY LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING TO TRUST THE LORD. To trust The Lord is to confidently look to Him, and be assured that with His authority and reliability, He will accomplish His plan on, in and through us; and we are not to be fearful of  the outcome, or question how He’s going to do it, or where, or when.

PREPARE BY BEING IN THE SECRET PLACE WITH THE LORD OFTEN. Matthew Henry Commentary: “Those who are called to bring forth the things of God must yet find time to be in private with Him and keep up their converse with Him in solitude. Habakkuk (2:1) set himself, as it were, upon his watchtower. If you are going to be spoken to and shown (SEE) the things God has purposed on, in, and through you, you must get to your watchtower. It will come and go if you do not get alone with Him and seek Him humbly and earnestly.”

2013 IS HERE – A TIME TO BE PREPARED FOR GOD’S INCREASED FAVOR!

 

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The Presence of the LORD

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Report from CCEM

Greetings and blessings in The Lord Jesus Christ,

We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on what The Lord has been doing with us. On Sunday, March 4, we had the most blessed opportunity to minister at Destiny Church in downtown Spokane, Washington.

This was quite a spectacular move of God, as it began Thursday (March 1) morning when the pastor sent Judy a face book message asking if we were available that Sunday (March 4) to come to minister at his church. We had originally planned to be gone for the weekend to Southern Idaho to watch the Post Falls High School boy’s basketball team in the State Tournament. But a couple of days before we were to drive seven hours down there, I just didn’t feel peace about going, so we stayed home. Then came the call to minister. The pastor said, “I’ve never invited anyone to minister on that short of notice, but The Lord said to call him and ask him.”

Well – PTL – as soon as Judy read me the face book message from him Thursday morning, The Lord instantly gave me a very powerful prophetic message for Destiny Church titled But What Shall the Remnant Do? Destiny is a small church of perhaps less than 25 people. I asked The Lord for a strong Holy Spirit anointing when giving the message and oh, Wow, PTL! I experienced the strongest anointing in a long, long time. I was even moved almost tears two or three times while speaking.

At the conclusion of our ministry, one of the ladies in the meeting walked up behind us and spoke prophetically saying, “This anointing you’ve experienced is the beginning of what God will have you walking in.” That anointing hovered over us 24/7 for an entire week. Such an experience; such a blessing. PTL!

The Lord showed me the Remnant message is a forerunner prophetic word from Him for smaller churches (Smaller? Oh,  perhaps 25 to 100 people in the church) whose pastor and people are desirous to be mightily used by The Lord and ready for His increase on, in and through them. We’re asking The Lord to open many local churches and fellowships to take this message to encourage His people in moving forward in greater measure.

Also, for a bit over a year now, we’ve been part of the core leadership for The Heart of the Father Praise and Worship Gathering here in Post Falls. This is another remnant group, but the praise and worship and anointing is the best around here. There is such a great presence of The Lord every meeting with increase each week. And as I was ministering the prophetic message to Destiny Church this past Sunday, The Lord quickly gave me another remnant message, for our gathering here in Post Falls. I’m excited about that and looking forward to presenting it. PTL!

Judy is presently in the process of preparing for the upcoming North Idaho Aglow Fellowship Retreat to be held at the Coeur d’Alene Inn March 23-24. She’s the North Idaho Area Team President, so she has a lot of responsibility. The speaker is from Grangeville, Idaho and is a powerfully Holy Spirit anointed worship leader, The Lord also showed me that He has marked that weekend at that retreat for a tremendous outpouring of His Holy Spirit, the second installment from the vision He showed me in November 2011. The beginning of that outpouring actually began in November when The Lord used Judy powerfully in installing new leadership at Aglow Lighthouse in Lewiston, Idaho.

We’ve done very little traveling ministry since our lengthy trip to Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin last August, but we haven’t been idle. I’ve been busy writing as The Lord has clearly spoken to me about putting together seven new manuals. The one I’m working on now has to do with the upgrading and enhancing of our praise and worship. Judy is vitally involved in this manual too, doing all the proof reading. The Lord has powerfully anointed her and given her much of His wisdom in her involvement with the manuals. PTL!

In conclusion, get ready. We’ve received a report from a minister friend in Mexico that people in different parts of the world are hearing trumpets and shofars blowing in the heavens. The Lord spoke to me that we are to get ready for a mighty move of His Holy Spirit starting the weekend of March 23-24. PTL!

Love and Joy in Jesus!

John and Judy

 

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Outpouring of Holy Spirit

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January Newsletter!

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