Living in the Dark Shadows
If You Are Finding Yourself Being Emptied
By Kathy Mote
If you are finding yourself being emptied of self,
know that this is not something you can do. This is something only He can do in you, and it is painful. He does this to remove your flesh from your thinking, so He can fill you with the knowledge of Him, also something only He can do. What you can do is respond
to Him. This is your walk with Him. He is not a religion.
We Are What
He Says . . .
By Kathy Mote
We are what He says, how He says and when He says, and He is intimately involved in every aspect of our hearts, but He doesn't tell us
that. That's pretty hard to fathom. If He has shown you this, it's because you have been taught to stand responsibly before Him. He wants our utmost surrender so that we may know the utmost trust our hearts can express to Him. Then we can know the depths,
not of His power, but of His love for us. That's just one small measure of how He is raising us. He is making our hearts sure of Him that we may remain in Him.
In A Vision
By Kathy Mote
In a vision I see the broken ones, kneeling before their Father's throne. They are in His presence because He brought them there, and as they have been emptied,
they will be filled. He has also protected them by bringing them to Him heart and soul. That is the one place the enemy cannot torment them, tempt them or corrupt their hearts.
There is coming to the Earth
a mighty move of God's heart. It will be seen in those who are hidden in Him, those who are set apart. It is in those His glory will be seen.
He calls them His Beloved, and in them He will show a finished
work, a picture of Him. They will be His masterpiece, giving glory to Him. The glory of it will be so profound it will knock all of mankind onto their face.
The Lord said it will change the course of human
thinking by making them fall on their neck. I pondered that for many days, and then realized what it meant. The neck holds the head, where man's high and lofty thinking comes from. After He is seen in the Earth, mankind will see Him in their heart, for He
will be hard to miss.
At Any Moment Now
By Prophet Ken Dewey
I hear Him saying this morning: “At any moment now they will know Me.”
MASKINE PAYA KE SHE MAS
ONA KISHIE PYYAKA MONA KE
KISHIKE OKA NE ONA PASHIE
“It is not about the Republicans nor the Democrats, but about
what they believe and do that moves me in this America land!
It is about the sin that so destroys men in this land, and about why they avoid dealing with it…
This is the real reason.
I have warned over and over about abortion, yet nothing is done.
I have warned about sodomy and wrongful marriage,
yet nothing is done.
I have warned about freedom lost and said NO to socialism, yet men still fight for it.
The real issues are not discussed….
as they speak today.
No, it is not about the President, nor the Democrats, or Republicans. I do not hear them address the real problems.
is not about politics, it is about truth.
America will not be great until they address the correct issues and deal with them…
I will stand
up and speak and the whole world will hear Me, loud and clear. Then real decisions will be in order.”
See these Verses:
Mark 4:35-41 [Note
V.39 emphasis], (KJV)
“35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they
had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that
it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, ‘Peace — be still’, and the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, ‘Why are ye
so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?’
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
I have sent this Word in Obedience and have written what I heard, exactly.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
My Favor Rests Upon You
By June Sheltrown
“My favor rests upon you,” says The LORD.
“IT IS NOT SMALL, but GREAT!
It lasts for your lifetime and beyond, for it is not just about time, but eternity. I have mantled you with Myself.
“I AM your covering! I have clothed you with Myself, and you are well-favored.
Nothing can touch you or destroy My good work in You.
“I AM the Author and finisher of your faith and I AM the ONE Who has given you grace that is sufficient and abundant, just because you belong
to Me, and I have set My love upon you,” says The LORD.
“You are important to Me,” says The LORD.
“Do you think that you are
ever forgotten? Can I ignore you? I paid a great price for you to bring you into My Kingdom, into My Presence, into My family and into My Glory.
“How can you think that I would forget
MY COSTLY investment into you? It cost me everything, and I have become your everything and all.
“While you were yet a sinner, I died for you. I saved you, and I made you MY BELOVED child.
You will always know My favor and grace, and I will perform My good Word and Work and Will in you to the perfection of MY GLORY,” says The LORD.
By June Sheltrown Reinke
HE is Coming!
Let God arise and let your enemies be scattered!
There is someone that needs to hear this. NO FEAR!
His perfect Love casts out all fear.
I see someone holding up a stop sign. This sign is up to stop you from moving forward…. God says, “….No!
NO! You are moving forward. It is time! It is time to go!”
I Declare: It is time to go!
My son was about 5 or so at the time and he called me up into his room which he did many of nights.
He had a conversation with me about the Angels in his room.
Well, during this time I was going through postpartum depression. I had also recently got my ears pierced. My ears were pierced a long time ago, but they got infected and closed up.
night my son was drawing some pictures on a notebook. I could not forget that night and neither could he.
He showed me the picture of what he drew. I looked…. and all of a sudden I burst
out laughing uncontrollably. I could not stop.
He drew a round face with the eyes, nose and mouth and wouldn’t you know, my ears were pierced! The Angel looked just like me. Our Angels
look just like us.
My son said to me that night, “God said you needed to laugh!” It was true, I did not laugh for a very long time.
was taking care of two boys on my own plus coping with depression. I needed that laugh more than you know.
You see, God knew. I enjoyed those conversations I had with my son — ones I will cherish
Parents don’t give children enough credit. They were created for Christ and they have more faith then you realize.
We just need
to teach them about who Jesus is. God loves to use the little children… he did for me in many ways.
He used them to speak to me and in turn brought me out of the depths of my depression.
I see The Father extending His Hand out to someone.
I hear Him say, grab hold of Me.
They are running together in this field and in front of them off in the distance are these beautiful snow covered mountains. They are happy. I seem them chasing one another through this field, laughing
and having a good time.
I then see them setting down on a blanket looking towards the mountains, picking up grass from the ground. Not much is spoken. They are enjoying their time that they
are spending together. Her head upon His shoulder.
I hear Him say, “I love you.” I hear her say, “I love you”.
they get back up once again and chase each other around, laughing.
I hear Him say, “Come soak in Me. Come soak in My Presence. There is much joy to be found.”
I am hearing the phrase, “Don’t put stock in just one thing, or don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
God is a multifaceted God and He can use you in many different ways.
“I AM coming! I AM coming!
I AM coming
to shatter the works of darkness. The darkness that has overtaken My Families.
The Spirit of Elijah is coming on this land. It will take down strongholds and set the captives free.
Be ready for it is I who is coming…. I AM moving quickly upon this earth. What took years will take days.
I AM setting My People up for something
grand. A mighty explosion upon the earth. Can’t you hear the grumblings now. This is just the beginning of everything to unfold.
Lay everything aside. Grab hold of Me, your
creator, for I AM coming to display My Glory upon this earth.”
“He will go before the Lord as a forerunner, with the same power and anointing as Elijah the prophet. He will be instrumental
in turning the hearts of the fathers in tenderness back to their children and the hearts of the disobedient back to the wisdom of their righteous fathers. And he will prepare a united people who are ready for the Lord’s appearing.
Zechariah asked the angel, “How do you expect me to believe this? I’m an old man and my wife is too old to give me a child. What sign can you give me to prove this will happen?”
Then the angel said, “I am Gabriel. I stand beside God himself. He has sent me to announce to you this good news,” Luke 1:17-19.
By Kelly Ewing
Stepping Out Into the Unknown
By Deborah Waldron Fry
I heard, “Stepping out into the “unknown.” — “No turning back!”
“Beloved. It is time, My Child. Time to step out in faith. You have been led by sight until now but now I AM holding out My Hand to you to walk in Places you cannot see.
is the time to walk by faith and not sight. Fear not, My Child. Though this Place is not known to you, it is known by Me. Nothing is hidden from My Eyes.
“Your Path has been laid
out for you before your birth. Will you trust Me? I AM Abba Father. My Spirit shall lead you farther than your natural eyes can see.
“Your intellect will not take you there.
Your senses will not take you there. Only by the Spirit of God can you access the Deep Places.
“Hear My Whispers, Dear One. Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way,
walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
“In all your ways acknowledge Me and I will direct your paths. I shall make the invisible visible on this Highway of Holiness.
You shall see as I see.
“Though the enemy desires to trip you up and send you on detours, keep your eyes upon Me. I KNOW where we are going, Beloved. In the Heavenly Realm, you need no
GPS, for I will be your Guide.
“Let My Spirit be your GOD positioning service. Oh yes, Dear One. You have nothing to fear, for only My redeemed walk on My Highway. Come, Beloved,
follow Me, for this is My Promise to you.
“I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide you on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before you and rough places into
“These things I will do for you, and I will not forsake you. It is time, Beloved for My Redeemed to step out into the “Unknown” for I will make it KNOWN to you by
the Spirit as you walk in faith.”
“Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left,” Isaiah
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight,” Proverbs 3:6.
“I will lead the blind
by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them,” Isaiah 42:16.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:18.
“For in this hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he can already see?” Romans 8:24.
“For we walk by faith, not
by sight,” 2 Corinthians 5:7.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” Hebrews 11:1.
“And there will be a highway called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not travel it, only those who walk in that Way — and fools will not stray onto it. No lion will be there, and no vicious beast will go up on it.
Such will not be found there, but the redeemed will walk upon it,” Isaiah 35:8.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before
Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.…” Hebrews 12:2-3.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
Thomas said to Him,
“Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,”
By Deborah Waldron Fry
Every day someone
comes up with a new reason for believing that Trump is finished. However, the FBI found out that conspiring against the President backfires. The media went for ratings by bashing Trump, only to lose ratings and credibility.
- Mueller’s witch-hunt investigation has flamed out as a political disaster. Americans saw the insanity of it.
- Comey said his new book would do Trump in. Instead, it was as effective as shooting spit balls at a battleship.
- CBS believed it had the silver bullet that would end Trump. Recall how they gleefully believed that a Sunday night interview with a porn star would be the end of Trump. Monday came, and they joined a long list of disappointed Trump haters whose
weapons did not prosper.
- 400 newspapers declared war on Trump. Now many of them are up for sale and the survivors are fighting to stay in business.
I could go on and on.
You don’t need to worry about Donald Trump. Let me give you seven reasons why all the attacks on Trump will fail.
The poll numbers are skewed against him. Scientists have shown that when people have a favorite candidate who is attacked by the press they go silent. They still support the person, they just won’t tell you. Many, many more than we
hear about still support Trump.
Even so, Democratic pundits are dismayed at the way Trump survives. They were counting on a major drop in support after Trump’s impeachment. It just never happened. In fact, quite the opposite
happened: his poll numbers climbed.
2. Americans have a deep sense of fair play. They go for the underdog. People see through the flagrant, wanton, partisan and disgraceful attacks on Trump by the media.
They are giving him a break for that. They also understand his rookie mistakes; he is not a politician. We elected him because we didn’t want a politician, remember?
Uber-liberal director Rob Reiner denounced Robert De Niro
and other celebrities for their rants against President Trump, saying it only helps the President. And Reiner is correct.
3. It’s the economy. Unemployment is at a 16-year low, and the consumer sentiment
levels are at near record highs. When all the background noise settles, and the voter who now has a good paying job, prepares to pull the lever in 2020, the thought of returning to an Obama economy will horrify.
4. President Trump
has plenty of time to win back those who have turned against him. Listen to Jake Novak senior editor at CNBC: “Both party establishments still need a vote-getting leader and President Trump already has the White House leadership role they
covet. He has enormous executive power at his fingertips and the ability to win over some doubters with just the passage of time.”
5. The other side still looks so much worse. Elizabeth Warren is a shrill-throated hater of the white middle-class
worker. Bernie Sanders’ economy from Mars plays well only because pot is legal on campus. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made socialism so unpopular it has 18% approval. Maxine Waters is a VOTE FOR TRUMP machine. Nancy Pelosi is, well,
Nancy Pelosi. Joe Biden is a creepy man.
6. Millions are praying for our nation. There is no way that the fervent prayer of millions will go unheeded in heaven. Sometimes, in the early stages of revival, things look as if they
are getting worse before they get better.
I know Satan is writhing in agony right now. He knows his time is short. He knows what God is about to do. He is in a futile rage against the inevitable answer. He is spewing
deception to make the anointed vessels of God think that no answer is coming.
7.This is the big one: Trump is here by divine appointment. Trump will survive. Not because he’s perfect. Not because
his base is fiercely loyal. He will survive even though he is hard for some Christians to take. He is here by divine appointment. Can you hear heads exploding? Yes, you heard me right—he is here because God set him in the White
Today Maxine Waters said God has raised her up to bring Trump down. Can you guess how that is going to turn out?
Donald Trump is here to wreck and dismantle. He is here to apply strong medicine to a self-destructive
Nothing else explains why he is still standing after the cruelest and most unrelenting attack on any leader in American history since Abraham Lincoln. More importantly, nothing else explains why none of this has broken
his spirit. Deal with it. Someone way bigger than you and me wants him right where he is—doing just what he is doing.
Call him ruthless and impetuous, but President Trump is here until he fulfills his purpose.
Urgent final remarks: To all the intercessors who cried
out for a national miracle—you got it. It’s just a much rougher package than you imagined.
He will put another conservative on the Supreme Court. He is standing with Israel. He is against abortion. He
is putting prayer back in schools. He is not only securing our borders, but also working to stop other nations from abusing and harming us.
Thoughtful believers see past the fog. They see what I see. They are praying for his
protection, for wisdom and for God’s continued favor.
The big question is why is Trump here? Here comes the chilling answer: Trump is buying time for the sleeping church to wake up and do her job.
Trump is the divine stop-gap that has been brought to us by the mercy of God.
Nothing could be worse for us than to waste this miracle. Nothing could be more grieving to God than for the American church to be ungrateful
for a man—though a rough customer—who is taking the hits for standing for all the values that we cherish.
As I said before, he will not be removed from office. And if the rising church continues at the current pace, the
next four years, and more, are his. Hate me, laugh at me, despise my writing…it does not matter, I know it’s true. And it is time for the church to rise up and be the church!
THE LAST CALL TO SAVE A NATION
By Ron McGatlin
The once beautiful and fruitful nations that honored God and led much of the world to do the same have been viciously attacked from within.
The only way an evil power can overcome a people of God is to separate them from their God.
Many military attempts including two massive world wars failed to defeat
“ONE NATION UNDER GOD.” America and those nations allied with her under God could not be militarily or psychologically defeated.
The God-honoring nations are under severe internal attack that
is demoralizing and rotting the core through turning the minds and hearts of the generations away from their God. Flaws in the presentation or application of the Christian Religion have left room for the enemy of God to weaken the moral fiber of the nation.
Fire is often used to fight fire. Firefighters sometimes do a controlled burn strip ahead of a wild fire called a backfire to remove the fuel and stop the wild fire. The backfire must be well controlled and eventually
extinguished for peace and regrowth of the scorched earth. Prematurely extinguishing the backfire that is being used to stop the growth of the wild fire will allow the wild fire to continue to grow and consume more of the land.
GOD’S TRUMP FIRE FIGHTER
God has raised up from among the crude materialistic people one of their own to be a backfire to stop the growth of the evil fires of destructive separation of
the nation of people from their God. God put a mind of favor and respect for His people in His Trump card of a rough worldly-wise man to stop the spreading wild fire of ungodliness that has consumed the hearts of the nations.
The backfire must not be extinguished prematurely lest the wild fire of ungodliness is fully released to consume the land.
SHALLOW HUMAN PERCEPTION
To see the fire fighter actually starting more fires ahead of the wild fire seems unreasonable and counterproductive to the natural human mind. It seems reasonable to arrest the fire fighter who is setting the backfire.
Deceived people infested with the indoctrination of godless attacking spirits are seeking to separate the nation from God. They firmly believe that the Trump fire fighter must be arrested and done away with to preserve their goal of a godless one
OPENING EYES AND EARS
Extreme actions on all fronts is creating a great amount of smoke that tends to limit vision, and the roar
of wild fire blown by the winds of media propaganda drowns out hearing. Fear and panic of the whole worldwide situation can be debilitating.
Only as we look away from the natural world of catastrophic
events and look up to the serene presence of God can our Spirit eyes and ears be opened to see what is really happening and where God desires to take us.
President Donald J. Trump is to be honored and
respected as he sacrifices his imperfect life to set the backfires to stop the wild fire against God and his people. I believe that probably down deep inside he knows, as do we, that his work is temporary and that he is not the man of God to bring forth the
fullness of the new reality of the kingdom of God on earth.
However, he is the man to stop the merciless onslaught of the wild fire. It is NOT the plan of God that Trump be prematurely extinguished before his part is finished. A temporary relief of some of the oppression of the ungodly regimes and the deceived
politicians is not good enough. This whole thing must be turned by an all-powerful move of the power and wisdom of the LOVE of God.
The stopping of the current destructive wild fires destroying the core
of America are to make room for a true arising of a generation of God’s people of love to take over the reins of the leadership of the nations.
BEAUTY FOR ASHES
Beyond the vast cleansing of the
planet and the people of Planet Earth is the regrowth of the fresh pure seedlings of the unhindered rule of God in His people on earth. The Garden of Eden style of life of God with us will restore the beauties of holiness and wholeness to this world. This
is the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
We have in this decade entered a time when all heaven is cheering us on to usher in the kingdom of God. There is no question that it will happen, but
THE BIG QUESTION
The big question to consider is WILL IT BE NOW? Will the people of God arise and throw off all that is not of God in their
hearts and minds and in their governments and every aspect of culture.
Will it be now, or will this time be lost and the world left in groaning until another season of opportunity to reclaim the kingdoms
of this world as the kingdom of the ONE TRUE GOD?
Will the people of God keep Trump alive and in place to finish His part, or will the status quo of the past lukewarm now inflamed with deceptive false
self-righteousness be able to prematurely extinguish the backfire.
President Donald J. Trump will not be stopped until his part is finished.
Not one day or one hour before his work of fighting fire with fire is completed. Through much tribulation a huge remnant of pure-hearted people of love fully empowered with the wisdom and power of God will arise to supersede the Trump years of backfire with
the righteousness, peace, and joy of the LORD in the HOLY SPIRIT.
THE BIG VISION
As I was writing this, I receive a powerful vision from God.
I cannot describe the burst of worldwide absolutely pure white light/power explosion totally filling the entire world atmosphere in one instant. Like a white cloud of solid living lightning covering the entire globe
with the glory power of God regenerating the entire world to the perfect design of God.
From the living total glory light/power pulsating cloud, drops of glory light rained down the short distance into
the natural earth removing all residue of the dark works of the enemy. Everything was made new as the rain of glory light/power fell upon the land. The entire earth became perfect in love in complete oneness of God with the people. The will of the people was
only with and for God.
Father God spoke in response of my awe of the vision. “This is the reality of the return of My Son as King to reign by the will of My people who know and love Me.”
In the awe of this I slipped away into like a dream. I saw a bowl of something like oatmeal God was pouring a thick bright white liquid into the bowl over the “oatmeal.” I was told to EAT OF THE FOOD OF
In awe of GOD’S GLORY.
By Ron McGatlin
. . . in a Good Way
By Greg Laurie
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”
I’m adopted. A man named Oscar Laurie, one of my mother’s husbands, adopted me and treated me as his son. That is where I got my last name.
He’s in Heaven now, and I still feel a great love for him.
In the same way, God chose us and adopted us as His children. This is important to remember when we’re going through something stressful
that causes us to worry. God wants to hear from us.
The apostle Paul wrote, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to
the Spirit, the things of the Spirit” (Romans 8:5 NKJV). That’s what it means to have the Holy Spirit dominate our minds.
Setting our minds on the things of the Spirit is to be preoccupied
with things that preoccupy the Holy Spirit. And what would those things be? The rest of Romans 8 answers that question.
For example, verses 15–16 tell us that God removes the fear of rejection and
assures us that we are His children. Then verses 26–27 tell us that the Holy Spirit gives us confidence to approach God in prayer.
God wants us to think about the fact that He has adopted us, loves
us, and welcomes us.
The opposite of this is thinking about sinful things. A lot can fall into this category, such as lust, anger, or hatred. Or, it can be empty things like fame and fortune.
Jesus said, “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father
already knows all your needs” (Matthew 6:31–32 NLT).
Spirit-led people are spiritually minded people. So be preoccupied with the things of God.
"2020: Here Come the Avengers of Justice"
By Candice Simmons
"...The godly ones will have a peaceful, prosperous future with a happy ending." (Psalm 37:37)
I proclaim this verse over you as we walk out this new year. Oh, what a year this will be! No matter what your circumstances may be right now, the Lord has great things ahead!
I believe that
the enemy knows what he's up against and so he's fighting tooth and nail to stay on top of us. He's seeded fires in Australia, earthquakes in Puerto Rico, unrest in Iran and sicknesses all around (even I started the year sick). His scheme is to spread a spirit
of defeat and despondency, but I declare over all who feel depressed Psalm 18:16:
"He will reach down from Heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea. He will reach down in your darkness to rescue you!
He will take you out of calamity and chaos and draw you to Himself, taking you from the depths of your despair!" (emphasis mine)
Psalm of the Year
also feel led to speak a blessing over all of you from out of Psalm 20:1-5, the Psalm of the year:
"In your day of danger may the Lord answer and deliver you. May the name of the God of Jacob set you safely
on high! May supernatural help be sent
from His sanctuary. May He support you on from Zion's fortress! May He remember every gift you have given Him and celebrate every sacrifice of love you have shown Him.
"Pause in His presence.
"May God give you every desire of your heart and carry out your every plan as you go to battle. When you succeed, we will celebrate and shout for joy. Flags will fly
when victory is yours! Yes, God will answer your prayers and we will praise Him!"
Thank You, Lord, for Your blessings! The enemy may be in an uproar, but I hear the Lord saying, "There will be incredible
victories, miracles and breakthroughs this year!"
Psalm 20:8 says, "Our enemies will not prevail; they will only collapse and perish in defeat while we rise up, full of courage."
Begin to declare this over yourself! The area that the enemy is after right now is a prophecy of where God has His next great breakthrough planned and waiting for you. I declare that you will arise with the resurrection power of Christ this year!
The Number 20
Let's look at the number 20. Let's look into how the Hebrew number 20 brings great comfort and hope. The number 20 corresponds with the Hebrew letter
"kaf," which sounds like "k" or "ch." And the letter "kaf" looks like an open palm. When the open palm faces up it signifies the benevolent hand of God, and the open palm facing down represents the Father's hand covering sin (redemption). And to make things
even better, we have 2 number 20s this year. It's the double portion year!
The number 20 is a combination of 5 times 4. Number 5 symbolizes the number of grace, the picture of the open hand, and number
4 symbolizing the number of dominion, the picture of the covering hand, operating with protection, strength and power.
The Open Palm
"You come near
and they all gather around, feasting from Your open hands, and each is satisfied from Your abundant supply." (Psalm 104:28)
Watch as the Father opens His hands and turns financial situations around. Your
heavenly "Boaz" is watching over you! And the Father will pour out an abundant supply in many of the churches that once walked in lack.
In many cities and towns, services that were once supplied by city
government will see their finances dry up, and the Church will step in to help. They will bless the elected officials with their prayers, wisdom, services and contributions. Churches and God's people will be a light on a hill. No longer will they remain hidden
from sight, but they will be a beacon of hope in a very dark place.
The Covering Palm
20 is also the number of redemption. We also see the picture
of redemption in the symbol of God's open palm facing downward. This represents the Father covering our sin. This will be a year of redemption in various venues. Businesses that have been crippled and look like they are about to fold, family members that look
like they will never change, ministries that look like they're over and men and women that you've given up on will be redeemed in marvelous and miraculous ways in this year of redemption.
This will also
be the year of the evangelist. They will emerge in every walk of life. There will be evangelism taking place in schools, businesses, homes and churches. Churches that are churches in name only will have evangelists slipping into their pews. Many will hear
the wonderful words of life for the first time, even though they may have sat in church all their lives; they will be rescued!
Radical Kindness Through Radical Giving
"Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer saying, 'Thus far the Lord had helped us.'" (1 Samuel 7:12)
I had a dream that God the Father had Ebenezer
stones or memorials in Heaven that looked like people here on Earth. I saw stones for Mary and Cornelius, and many were added alongside theirs. Each stone stood in honor of those who had made sacrificial offerings.
This will be a year that the spirit of sacrificial giving will be birthed out of pure worship. The "Grinch" is going to give way to the glorious Christ within! The love of Christ is going to ignite the gift of giving once again; and it may even
land on your heart!
Pure, unadulterated worship will release a generous heart that will want to give more than just time and prayers; it will want to release all back to the Father!
"All the Believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Out of generosity they even sold their assets to distribute the proceeds to those who were in need among them." (Acts 2:44-45)
Mary and Cornelius
"I promise you that as this wonderful Gospel spreads all over the world, the story of her lavish devotion to Me will also be mentioned in memory of her." (Matthew 26:13)
Mary's act of pouring her expensive oil over Jesus was an outward display of her pure devotion and holy worship of Him. Her demonstration of sacrificial love is mentioned in three of the gospels. She is known before
God and man.
Regarding Cornelius, the Bible says, "...The angel said, 'All of your prayers and your generosity to the poor have ascended before God as an eternal offering.'" (Acts 10:4)
In the stories of Mary and of Cornelius, it wasn't so much the offering as it was the spirit by which it was given. The Father takes notice and will remember these things in His Book of Remembrance (2 Corinthians 5:10).
The most obvious outpouring this year will be in the prophetic realm. Brian and I just completed our annual ministry cruise and it was on the Carnival Vista ("Vision") ship. The
Lord loves to confirm the words He gives us.
I hear the Lord saying that He is going to have fun with the prophetic. He's going to release the gift of prophesy through new and unsuspecting people. People
that have never moved in the gift of prophecy will be birthed in denominations that have no room for the gift.
I saw a time of "shock and awe" coming to their religion. For many have been kept in the dark
by the enemy, but now many will start to operate in the prophetic. Like the emperor who realized he had no clothes on (a recent dream I had), their eyes will be opened. In a state of shock and awe they will discover a new world awaiting them; a world that
they never knew existed. And many relationships, which were ruined by deep-seated issues over the Holy Spirit, will be healed this year!
The book of the Bible for this year is Isaiah. Isaiah was definitely
one who operated with 2020 vision in the realm of the spirit.
The number 20 can also represent completion, sufficiency, or the
perfect waiting period. Jacob waited 20 years to gain possession of his wives, his property and his freedom from his father-in-law, Laban (Genesis 31:38-41). The children of Israel waited 20 years to be freed from Jabin, King of Canaan, when Deborah and Barak
freed the people from bondage (Judges 4-5). And the Ark of the Covenant sat for 20 years at Kiriath Jearim before it was moved again (1 Samuel 7:2). Things that we've been waiting for will suddenly come to pass!
Many of you have waited on family breakthroughs. I declare that this will be a very special year for family. This year we (Brian and I) will be celebrating our newest family member's 1st birthday, a granddaughter's 20th, our son's 40th, my 70th,
and our father-in-law's 90th. I believe that the Lord is not only blessing our family, but yours as well.
I recently had a dream that I was officiating weddings, ordaining pastors, buying furniture and
moving people into new buildings. There are going to be so many reasons to celebrate this year! You can expect incredible accomplishments in the lives of your family members, your relationships and your churches.
I heard the Lord say, "As you participate in honoring and celebrating others in their breakthrough, it will set you up for yours."
"Those who live to bless others will have blessings heaped
upon them..." (Proverbs 11:25)
The Roaring 20s and the Avengers of Justice
I had a dream about a company of God's lions who roared over the nations
and took back those who were suffering from the hands of injustice.
"For the Lord is going to raise up companies of delivers that will roar louder than the enemy. Many have grown tired of hearing what
can't be done and will decide to trust the voice of the Lord in them and will run to the nations. They will establish children's homes, feeding centers, supernatural centers, homes for unwed mothers, and vocational training centers, etc. And the roar coming
out from them will be like a mighty battle cry, a roar that mimics their hero-God, carrying salvation, healing and justice wherever they go!"
"Yahweh goes out to battle like a hero and stirs up His passion
and zeal like a mighty warrior. Yes, His God-shout [in some translations ROAR] is a mighty battle cry; He will triumph heroically over all His foes." (Isaiah 42:13, emphasis mine)
By Candice Simmons
Stairway Ministries | The Passion Translation
Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
"It's Time for Exponential Fruit!"
By Sylvia Neusch
We are entering an Amos 9:13-15 time where the people of God, who are faithfully working the vineyard
given to them, will begin to operate in an increase of supernatural fruitfulness.
There will be a God-ordained acceleration of everything needed to bring about the increase. Strategies, resources, people
and favor will be combined by the Spirit of God, causing a momentum and synergy that results in a BOUNTIFUL HARVEST like that which is prophesied in Amos 9.
God's Original Intent and a Greater Mandate
It's a time to see the NEW WINE drip from the mountains and flow from the hills! God's desire has always been that His people live and enjoy a place of fruitfulness in every arena of their lives. His original intent
can be seen in the creation of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. Genesis 1:28, "God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it...'"
intent and desire for fruitfulness can be seen in these words from Amos 9:14, "And I will bring My people Israel back from exile. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and
eat their fruit."
But now, as His people of the new covenant, we are given an even greater mandate to be fruitful. Many are seeking to be fruitful, but God is looking for a supernatural fruit born of His
Spirit. Jesus could not have made it more clear in His challenging words in John 15:5, "...If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing."
to Jesus, "The Vine," has always been important, but this importance is about to be emphasized, highlighted and underlined in the coming days. Many are seeking fruit in their own strength, and the futility of this waste is about to be exposed for what it is
– wood, hay and stubble.
God is releasing a fresh knowledge of Him and His glory, and with it a deep awakened desire to walk in His ways. He is measuring His people and His standard is always the
same. We are to walk FULL OF HIS SPIRIT and therefore overflowing with the fruit of that relationship, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Connection Is Required to Navigate the New
There are those who are seeking to "speak in the tongues of men and of angels," but without love, it will amount to NOTHING. We are entering a time
where a great many resounding gongs and clanging cymbals will be silenced as waves of the fear of the Lord sweep across the earth. But, God is pouring out a gift of repentance that will draw the hearts of His people back into alignment, and GREAT FRUITFULNESS
will be the result. God is reconnecting His people who have wandered from the life-giving flow of the VINE.
A wonderful, grace-filled reconnection of His branches to the VINE is occurring, and a resurgence
of valuing the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT will come as a result of this connection. As we journey further into this new era, our life-giving connection to the VINE will be essential to navigate the new.
Going to the Root to Bring About the Fruit"
I hear the Spirit of God saying, "I am going to the ROOT to bring about FRUIT. I will bring healing to the wounds that have darkened your heart and soul and
you will be made whole. I am calling My Church to RISE AND SHINE. But first, You must be willing to walk through the doorway of humility and repentance. "...Repent and do the things you did at first..." (Revelation 2:5).
"Allow My Holy light to shine upon and search your heart. Receive My deep work of healing and release the things that have choked out My life-giving flow. Now run into the arms of My everlasting love and bask in the sweetness of knowing and being
known. For it is My kindness that leads you to repentance."
Fruitfulness has always been His heart for your promised land. Even as the spies emerged from exploring their promised land, they brought with
them grapes, figs and pomegranates as a sign of the abundance He had in store for His people. Though there were enemies all around, they still emerged with fruit.
God has fruit for us even in the midst
of our enemies. He did not remove the giants from the children of Israel's land, nor has He removed them from ours. But, He can spread a table in the wilderness and produce abundant fruit even as we are surrounded by opposition. The secret lies in our connection
to Him and the life-giving, power-filled flow of the VINE.
"This is to My Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples." (John 15:8)
By Sylvia Neusch
Sylvia Neusch Ministries
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
Renounce Anxiety and Fear
By Russ Walden
The Father says today, renounce anxiety
and fear. These things arise from leaning on the arm of flesh and being captive to your own sense of limitation. I AM your strength and dependency. I will never fail you or disappoint you. I will never forsake you or separate Myself
from you. When you feel estranged from My presence, know that it is in your power to identify and put away from you the besetting sins and transgressions that prevent you from experiencing the joy unspeakable and full of glory paid for on the Cross in
your behalf. I AM a Holy God, and I dwell in the high and holy place with the contrite ones and those whose first response in every challenge is humility before Me.
Unclench your hands and unclench
your teeth, says the Father, for I give My beloved rest and peace. The servant of God must not strive, for giving in to stress separates you from the destiny I have set before you that you might enter in. Enter into rest. Receive the yoke easy
and the burden light. Beware the religious mentality that cries out “burden of the Lord,” the “burden of the Lord,” for I say to you and prophesy into your life that I have lifted off of you the heavy burden and brought you into
the path of light that brings you to liberty and freedom from every false weight and every guilty charge, says the Father.
FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
...."You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The
pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THE ONE THAT WILL BE FOUND BELIEVING
Words of Prophecy
* If one of My children take a thought that proceeds from their "own" understanding [having been influenced by the Evil One] they will always, in some way, hold fast to the
physical circumstances that surround them [through fear]. Thus, they will proceed to base every thought on the temporal rather than the eternal, never coming to the realization that all that is of this "world" [and, therefore, separate from My Word] is subject
to change by the power that exists within My Words. Indeed that power which causes each of My Words to come to pass, resides within those very Words.
Is it not written, "Nothing is impossible to him who
believes"? Therefore, one is able to see clearly that My children "must" make their abode in My Word. For ,as they do, faith will come, and they will SURELY keep themselves in a position to both influence and change every circumstance that crosses their path
- ultimately, bringing it into accordance with My Word by the faith [and power of My Word] abiding within them.
...."I am alert and active, watching over My word
to perform it".... Jeremiah 1:12 The Amplified Translation
...."now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will
He delay long over them? "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?".... Luke 18:7-8 NASB
...."In the way of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death [no death can remain "operative"] ".... Proverbs 12:28 NASB
The call to faith seems
like a simple thing on the surface but, in this last hour, with the "conflict of the kingdoms" beginning to intensify, it will be clearly seen that it is ONLY a heart that is "wholly" given [to the Will of God] that will even be found pursuing the life of
absolute faith [working through a perfect love] that every last child of God is called to. One of the chief tasks of the Glorious Church [both individually and corporately] is to "change" environments [spiritual atmospheres]wherever they are sent, through
the Kingdom forces [faith, righteousness, wisdom etc.] abiding in their heart - forces that are the spontaneous fruit of the "revelation" of God's Word [Will] deep within them.
Because of these things, it is not hard to see that multitudes will enter into the true Christian life [and, therefore, the Kingdom] when the strongholds that had held them in bondage for so long are absolutely devastated [demolished]by the power of God abiding
within those who are truly His. Therefore, let us be found abiding in the secret place of God's Presence in this hour that we might know exactly what to do in any given moment and, in carrying out with pin-point accuracy the instructions of the still, small,
voice of the Holy Spirit deep within us, be found walking in the "fullness" of the authority that is ours, in Christ.
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that NOTHING is impossible to the one who is found "believing" - that believing predicated upon the exercising of a steadfast faith and trust in the revelation abiding in their heart. Therefore, we set ourselves to allow
the entrance of Your Word into our hearts on a daily basis that we might bring that which is "impossible" with men into physical manifestation in the earth - to Your greatest Glory. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in Jesus' Name. Amen.
...."The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding [discernment and comprehension]".... Psalms 119:130 The Amplified Translation