Living in the Dark Shadows
the Lord Leads You Deeper
By Kathy Mote
As the Lord leads you deeper into His presence, you will feel like you have missed something,
and your heart is running after Him. Just in case some have missed what this means, He is going deeper into your heart, and to yearn for Him is your response. This is your heart calling Him LORD.
By Kathy Mote
Just an observation, but we don't have power to create, He does. We have power to obey, and as we do, we
will see Him create. When we speak as He leads, He is planting seed in someone's heart. When we obey His voice, He gives living water the soul who hears. He knows and has prepared every heart. As we obey, His Spirit will refresh with new Life while removing
what destroys with the precision of a surgeon's knife.
By Kathy Mote
Our focus is most always on what we are saying and what we are doing, and that is because our response is to what other people are
saying and what other people are doing. This is walking in the things of the Earth. But when our focus is on Him, our response is to Him. This is walking above the things of the Earth. This is walking in all Truth.
As You Obey The Lord
By Kathy Mote
As you obey the Lord in all that you say and do, the Lord will have His way in all the Earth. He did this with Abraham when no one
was around. The Lord said, “All that you are, and all that you say and do is a result of covenant between Me and you.”
Living in the Lord’s Presence
By Kathy Mote
Living in the Lord's presence will set you apart. His powerful presence affects the people around you like a bright light. Some people
are repelled, some are warmed. For good or for evil, all are drawn to Him. As you react to Him regardless of their response, you are the first to honor Him. You are setting Him as a standard in the Earth by lifting Him up. This takes your focus off of people
as you remain in Him. This means your heart is affected only by Him.
Being Filled With
the Fullness of God
By Kathy Mote
Being filled with the fullness of God makes you honor God. To honor God is to be as God is, reflecting
His heart back to Him as you respond to Him. Your focus is on Him as you commune with Him, your every response is your obedience to Him. In His presence you are a reflection of Him in the Earth. That is how His authority is seen in the Earth. That is you living
and breathing in Him and Him living and moving in you. Without being in His presence, this is impossible to do.
The Lord Has Been Saying Something
By Kathy Mote
The Lord has been saying
something to me for over three years. He has just given me an understanding of what He means, and asked me to share.
He said, You are seated on the palm of My hand. You live on the palm of My hand. He
showed me what He means is He is interacting with us by touch, touching our hearts, making us aware of Him. He is, by His personal interaction with us, forming us and shaping our perception of Him. This has dramatically changed how we see Him and ourselves.
Many do not know Him like this. He is allowing us to know Him by His touch. We know Him like no other generation has.
OF THE CHRISTIAN:
By A.W. Tozer
The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly
world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well as from that of the unregenerate world.
His God-given instincts cry out for companionship with others of his
kind, others who can understand his longings, his aspirations, his absorptions in the love of Christ; and because with his circle of friends there are few who share his inner experiences, he's forced to walk alone.
The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding
caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord himself suffered in the same way.
(or woman) who has passed on into the divine Presence
in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him.
He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme
of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of
noisy religious shoptalk.
For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious,
he is avoided, and the gulf between him and society widens.
He searches for the friends upon whose garments he can detect
the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory
and finding few or none, he, like Mary of old, keeps these things
in his heart.
It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. His
inability to find human companionship drives him to seek in God
what he can find nowhere else.
By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
I heard, “Expect great favor!”
are getting more excited in The Spirit. It is a season of breakthroughs.
In this season many people are going to be shifted to the next level by the favor of God. They will totally leave where they
used to be to a different level for the advancement of kingdom of God.
I prophesied here on HKP in April that in the next three months God is exceeding the expectations of many. See “The LORD
Will Now Exceed Your Expectations!”
This is the final month of the three months I prophesied. I heard a similar Word even this morning. I don’t know what area you are seeking breakthrough
in, but watch as God exceeds your expectations this month.
There is something as ‘hope deferred‘ which sickens the heart. Many times when God gives us promises, we may keep hoping and
waiting until if we do not hope the right way, we are in danger of entering into heart problems.
There is a right and a wrong way to hope for things — even if God has promised them. What keeps
us in bondage are not actually big things most times, small things if we do not learn how to overcome them may be our biggest chains.
What I am about to share I have suffered from it too, but I found a
way out and now I hope it blesses you.
Now look at this;
“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life,”
No one is above this, if you do not know how to overcome a deferred expectation — your heart will always fail.
When what you
desire does not come to pass at the time you desire it, your heart will always fail you, except you understand, how to overcome.
Now let me give you an example. When I began praying for the sick,
my desire was to see everyone healed.
So then at the beginning, some days I would pray for people without seeing any change. I knew I was called into the Healing Ministry, but I was not seeing the
desired results, in most cases.
After praying for people without results, I would go home depressed. Then the next time I see results — my heart would be awakened.
Then I began to seek for a way to stabilize my feelings, whether I see instant healing or not.
The LORD taught me through the story of Abraham. If there ever lived a man who was supposed
to be heart sick through hope deferred, I would suggest Abraham.
Abraham suffered from hope deferred, never knowing when the promise of a son would come to pass in his life, until one day God appeared
to him and gave him a final solution. A solution that would keep his heart steady if he sees a son or not;
“After these things the word of The LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Fear
not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,’” Genesis 15:1 emphasis added
The last part says “I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”
Now God gave himself to Abraham as his reward. Abraham’s reward was not just a son, but God himself was his reward.
Whatsoever Abraham would do — his reward or result would be God.
Then God began to teach me, your reward is not a healing, your reward is not fifty people accepting Christ in a service!
“Whatsoever you do, leave the natural,
for I AM your reward. If you are satisfied with Me as your reward, your heart will never be sick for I change not. Yesterday I AM your reward, today I AM your reward, tomorrow I AM still your reward.”
Now, I do not set a target, my target is God. I do His Will and expect only Him as my reward.
So when things don’t go the way we think should go in the natural, I am satisfied with
Him as my result. But I have found out that, there are more results this way than any other, because God in turn is the manifestation of everything.
This can be applied to business, to any area of
your life. Whatsoever you do, whatsoever is promised to you, whether it comes to pass or not, you can rest in the fact that you already have your reward. Christ our all, Christ our reward.
an encounter with The LORD this morning I heard, “Expect great favor for the advancement of My Kingdom.”
“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the
set time, is come,” Psalm 102:13.
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let
them say continually, Let The LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant,” Psalm 35:27.
By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Carried and Carried Away
By Deborah Waldron Fry
I heard, “Carried and carried away.”
And I was given two
lists, the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22 and the things we are to think on in Philippians 4:8. And I saw a Child of God tucked under a wing and flying high above it all, riding on the beautiful Wings of a majestic Eagle.
“Beloved. What are you focusing your mind on, My Child? Is it the bad reports and the things of this world?
Turn your ears and eyes away from all those things. Come away
even from those in your own camp from whose minds and mouths come distortion and fear, dreams and visions and words I have not given them.
Does not My Word say to think on those things which are of good
report? Yes, Beloved. Those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of virtue and praise.
Keep your eyes upon Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of your faith. Let the Fruit of
the Spirit sustain you and not words of fear. Sit and rest under the Shadow of My Wings with great delight for My Fruit is sweet to your taste.
Keep your mind on things above and not on earthly things.
Here is truth. Your life is hidden with Christ in God. I AM He who sustains you, even to your old age and gray hairs I AM He.
I have made you and I will CARRY you. I AM He who sustains
you and rescues you, Dear One. Even in the wilderness, I AM He who carries you as a Father carries His son or daughter.
As an Eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, so I have sent My
Spirit to be with you and in you. Fear not, My Child. I AM the same yesterday, today and forever. I spread My Wings to catch you and I carry you on My Pinions.
Those who wait upon The
LORD shall renew your strength and you shall rise up on Wings of Eagles and I shall carry you away.
And your God will cover you with His feathers; under His Wings you will find refuge; My faithfulness
is a shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. Rise up, My love, My fair one, and come away.”
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you,” Isaiah 46:4.
in the wilderness, where the LORD your God CARRIED you, as a man carries his son, all the way by which you traveled until you reached this place,” Deuteronomy 1:31.
“You have seen
for yourselves what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself,” Exodus 19:4.
“As an eagle stirs up its nest and hovers over its young,
He spread His wings to catch them; He carried them on His pinions,” Deuteronomy 32:11.
“My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away,”
Song of Solomon 2:10.
“But those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint,”
“As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste,”
Song of Solomon 2:3.
By Deborah Waldron Fry
Desire to Be Raptured
By Neville Salvetti
Jesus said to Me, “People are desiring to be raptured and be in heaven as they are
tired of the evil in the world and how it affects them.
There are still three great revivals to come (the final harvests) for which you will be needed in and for which you should be preparing for.
Many say their objective is to get to heaven.
Heaven is not an objective but a reward for meeting the objectives I gives you on earth. In the process of
doing My Work I prepare you for life in heaven.
How selfish would you be if you went to heaven — which you desire to do — without doing God’s work on earth of rescuing people from hell
and preparing them for heaven?
What you should do is to ask The Holy Spirit what I desire you to do each day and how I want you to do it so that you do My work correctly and I can prepare you for life
in heaven through doing My Work correctly.
You may ask: What are my objectives for you?
You know these are important for your obedience to My
Will so that you will be rewarded with being in heaven forever with Me after you die.
Your main objective is to obey everything I command you to do. To deliberately disobey Me is treason, destroying
the relationship you have with Me and is punishable by death (hell).
If you wholeheartedly repent and try to obey Me, then the relationship is restored and you will receive your rewards in heaven.
So what other objectives do I require of you?
To develop the relationship you have with Me and The Father as guided by The Holy Spirit.
Salvation is a relationship and all you do should be toward developing this relationship even if only by doing things we ask out of love for us, rather than fear of punishment.
To tell others
what I have done for them, are doing and have promised to do for them.
Fight my enemy, Satan, and his plans, removing people from his kingdom, showing them how to fight Satan and the temptations he directs at them.
Remove from people all that Satan has done to them, so that they are healed of all he did to them.
Seek holiness, as without that, you will not get to heaven.
Holiness rejects all Satan suggests you do and embraces what I require you to do.
Be a good steward of all I give you to look after for Me.
Show My quality of Love to all.
You may not like what they do but they are a fellow child of The father and should be loved as such.
must forgive all who offend you, or your Father in heaven cannot forgive you so that you do not go to heaven.
You must reject all sin and not keep any because you like them so much.
If you do this, you belong to Satan’s kingdom as you are doing what he desires you to do, so that you go there when you die.
The king whom you are serving when you die is the one to whose
kingdom you go to when you die.
You are to demonstrate My Character by your life, so that people will see it is different to the one Satan promotes in the world.
are to do exorcism and healing, so that people can see My Kingdom and I are real and that Satan, hell and his demons real.
If you do not know these things or how to do them, you are to find about them — but not doing
them is not a sin.
Sin occurs when you know about them and deliberately do not do them, or deliberately do not do them properly.
I look at attitudes
and not results — so I examine what is your heart and the attitude you do them in.
If you sin, remember that all was forgiven at Calvary, so that if you wholeheartedly repent and wholeheartedly try
and obey Me, then you will get to heaven.
The Christian life is the expression of The Love Relationship you have with Me and The Father, so that you serve us out of love for Me and The Father and not fear
On my web page www.nevillesalvetti.com ,
are documents that can help you do this.
Through Neville Salvetti
Things Will Come Together
By June Sheltrown Reinke
“My will shall be done in earth as it is in heaven,” says The LORD.
“Who can stop ME from performing it? Can I be counseled? Can I be advised? Can I be manipulated?
Can I be controlled? Can any power overwhelm ME?
“Nothing can interfere with My plans and purposes and will, and nothing can change what I have ordained of old.
“The times and seasons that I have set forth will not be delayed, not be disrupted and will not be less than MY PERFECT Will,” says The LORD.
“Things will come together the
way that I have purposed in your life, as you entrust My perfect will and plan for you,” says The LORD.
“Who can do a greater work in you than ME? Who knows you better than I do?
Can you count the hairs on your head? Can you number the cells in your body? Can you see the future? Do you know My Higher thoughts, and have you seen My higher ways?
“My Plans will come
to fruition and you will be a finished work as I AM your builder and Maker, your redeemer, Savior and LORD.
“JUST trust, obey, and follow the steps that I order, and know that all will be well, for
I do all things well, and every purpose that I have prescribed for your life will be done to perfection, by My power, and be on time, on schedule, and be GOOD and complete,” says The LORD.
By June Sheltrown Reinke
Child Is Born
By Cathy Meijer
New ministries tasks and congregations have been born.
of us have waited for this to come, for a long time.
But what should have been so victorious feels to be a dark hole.
The long awaited spiritual child
is here, it is born, but now what?
When we look at the long-awaited birth of a baby, we actually see exactly the same thing.
What was prepared in
silent expectation and received with so much joy, shakes our emotions and turns out to be so different from what we had thought.
Sleepless nights, getting used to each other.
The body that needs to be restored after months of carrying the baby and giving birth. It is not just perfect overnight, it is a new process of growth and adaptation.
And then we should
not forget what the time in which we live does to us!
Wars, hatred and envy, anarchy, rebellion, the uncertainty in many areas of our life, because of the corona-virus and so on.
But our God is in everything. And He knows exactly what we need.
Even if it still seems so dark, and the new task overwhelms you, He shows again and again WHO is at the helm!
During a car ride (Yochanan at the wheel) I was musing in front of me and believe me my thoughts were not all positive or cheerful.
Suddenly there were two storks
out of nowhere! I saw them both standing in the grass.
And The LORD said, “Not thoughts of death and destruction, but thoughts of the new life. The new life instead of death!”
This morning during my prayer time, He brought all of this back into my mind. And gave me the link between having a baby and having a new spiritual child. A new task a new ministry or congregation.
The LORD is telling us: “You may feel overwhelmed, you may let your tears flow,” but says The LORD, “Let Me be The One who carries you! Let Me be The One preparing you now for what’s
to come. You don’t have to do it alone. On the contrary, I will do it!
Remain in Me as I AM remain in you and together we will bear fruit. Surrender to Me and let yourself be carried
in My Rhythm under My Protection and Authority!
The secret lies in complete surrender! Don’t think about what has been and try not to look into the future!
Live in the here and now and keep your eyes on Me! The deeper you stay in Me the sooner you will feel at home in the new task I have given you.”
Blessings and Shalom over you!
By Mamme D’Vorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Cathy Meijer.
2 ~ The Synchronised Dance of the Issachar Company
By Christine Beadsworth
In part 1 of this post, there was part of the word for 2020
which I shared, that I would like to address:
'Then I saw again the Spinning Wheel and the Key appear over the rising Army, and the Wheel was set ablaze by Fire and was spinning round and round with great
As I read this portion with the description of the fiery wheel, I heard 'Catherine wheel' and upon researching it, discovered this is the name of a certain firework that spins around like a wheel
of fire when ignited. It is so named because an early 4th century sister in Christ was sentenced to die on the wheel for refusing to renounce her belief in Jesus. In the end she was beheaded instead but the mention of the wheel bearing her name indicates martyrdom.
Therefore, there is a hidden reference in this prophecy to the launch of significant persecution against true Believers. Therefore, there is a hidden reference in this prophecy to the launch of significant persecution against true Believers.
So often, when we hear prophesies or sermons about the coming glory that is going to be poured out upon true believers in the days ahead, we think of golden oil pouring down or demonstrations of profound power, miracles etc. And of course, the glory
of God can include these things, but there is an aspect of carrying His glory that is not often talked about prophesies understood. 2 Cor 4:6 says that the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus is poured out in our hearts.
Then Paul goes on to list, at length, the suffering that is experienced as earthen vessels; trouble, perplexity, oppression, persecution - and he sums up this list by describing this suffering as 'carrying the dying
of the Lord Jesus around in our bodies' and explains that because death is at work through all this personal suffering, mysteriously there is a corresponding release of resurrection life in others.
verse 17, he wraps up his explanation of the unfathomable way glory is produced, when he refers to what the Amplified Bible terms 'our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour)' and tells his readers it produces or fashions an
everlasting weight of glory. My goodness, this God we serve; the same One Who made light shine out of darkness, actually produces glory out of suffering. Beloved, this is the working of a wisdom that is not of this world or present age; the very same hidden
wisdom that operated through the cross:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 1Co 2:8 Which none of
the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
The key that appeared over the rising army in the word for 2020 is possessing the understanding of
this heavenly wisdom. It is the very same kind of wisdom which will be at work in the days of persecution of the end-time church, and this is how the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. The army of the Lord marches under this
key and are sustained by the knowledge it empowers them with.
It is the very same kind of wisdom, which will be at work in the days of persecution of the endtime church, and this is how the earth shall
be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. As true Believers are persecuted and at times even martyred, there is a corresponding release from the storehouses of Heaven of the glory and power of God in the earth. The Holy Spirit confirmed this on
the morning of the 1st July, when I woke with a phrase being spoken: "the spirit of glory rests upon you".
This comes from 1 Peter 4:14 and I want to say to you, precious saints, learn this verse by heart.
Not only learn it, but chew each syllable and phrase and suck every ounce of spiritual nourishment out of it, so that when your turn comes to be appointed the honor of suffering for bearing His Name, out of the abundance of understanding in your heart, you
will receive the power to rejoice in the midst of your trial.
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something
strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you. 1Pe 4:13 But insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph. 1Pe 4:14 IF YOU ARE CENSURED AND
SUFFER ABUSE [BECAUSE YOU BEAR] THE NAME OF CHRIST, BLESSED ARE YOU, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT OF GLORY, THE SPIRIT OF GOD, IS RESTING UPON YOU. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
you are persecuted; when people say terrible things about you and assault you because you love Jesus, the Spirit of Glory is resting on you and God is glorified! So when the level of persecution against Christians rises in the earth, the level of the outpouring
of the Spirit of glory also rises. Our amazing God calls forth light out of the dense darkness. This is why you are called to arise and shine in the midst of dense darkness. God is using the pressure and affliction and hardship launched against you like the
negative electrons charging a dynamo to produce light and power in the earth.
Remember the spinning wheel in the vision for 2020 that was then set on fire? A dynamo is a spinning wheel that produces power.
As you respond in the opposite spirit, as you bless those who curse you, love those who hate you and persecute you, you are a portal or sluice gate releasing the glory and resurrection power of God into the earthly realm - and the lives of those who observe
the way you behave are profoundly impacted.
Look at how the early Believers were treated when they chose to follow Jesus:
Heb 10:32 But be ever mindful of the days gone by
in which, after you were first spiritually enlightened, you endured a great and painful struggle, Heb 10:33 Sometimes being yourselves a gazingstock, publicly exposed to insults and abuse and distress, and sometimes claiming fellowship and making common
cause with others who were so treated. Heb 10:34 For you did sympathize and suffer along with those who were imprisoned, and you bore cheerfully the plundering of your belongings and the confiscation of your property, in the knowledge and consciousness
that you yourselves had a better and lasting possession.
Multitudes are in the valley of decision even now as every part of the life we have known is being progressively shaken. Some will be led to Christ
as the financial system crumbles and, having no other earthly comfort, they will run to those who stand immovable and at peace in the midst of all the chaos. Yet others will have their hard hearts turned to flesh as they perceive a people who refuse to become
like their persecutors, but instead release the fragrance of the knowledge of God into the atmosphere around them, as they respond in the opposite spirit.
Yes, remnant, the leg of the race which is ahead
may be the toughest we have yet faced, but our wonderful God has already given us everything we need for life and godliness, and you will surely find that all the grueling training laps you did during your wilderness preparation have made your spirit stronger
than you realize. And as you remember that absolutely nothing can separate you from the love of God, you will find a supernatural peace envelop your heart, no matter what you face in the days to come. No-one can snatch you out of His hand.
And I am ending this section with another set of verses for you to memorize! Put a tune to them and sing them as you go about your day and you will find them written on your heart and speaking to you just when you need them:
Rom 8:35 Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Rom 8:36 Even as it is written, For Thy sake
we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. Rom 8:37 Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, Rom 8:39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all
creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
By Christine Beadsworth
Fresh oil Releases website
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Fresh Air Releases Podcast (messages for 2017-19)
Fresh Sound Releases Podcast (messages for 2020)
Food for the Journey Podcast (short readings from my books)
Books and E-books
All Dressed Up
By Greg Laurie
Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”
excuse is what we offer when we don’t really want to do something. It’s the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Or, as someone put it, an excuse is a fancy lie all dressed up for dinner.
matter how we define them, we’ve all made excuses. Even Moses.
Forty years had passed since he fled Egypt for the back side of the desert. He probably thought he was done. After all, he had taken
matters into his own hands and killed an Egyptian slave driver. In some ways he was a has-been, a failure, an embarrassment. Even worse, he was a murderer running from the law.
So, when the voice of God
came to him through a bush that wouldn’t stop burning, Moses basically said, “Not me. I don’t think I’m the right guy.”
But God was saying, “I think you’re just
the right guy I can use at this moment.”
At 80 years old, Moses was more cautious. He said, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’
they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” (Exodus 3:13 NLT).
God told him, “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you”
(verse 14 NLT).
I love that. Moses was effectively saying, “Who am I?”
And the Lord said, “I am who I am.”
In other words, “It is not about you, Moses. It’s about Me. You have all of Me, and I will be with you.”
Before God tells us what we’re supposed to do, He tells us who
He is. He will work through us. And He will give us what we need, when we need it.
"3 Levels of Spiritual Warfare & 5 Keys for Victory"
By Bill Burns
Life without warfare is impossible in the natural world as well as in the spiritual realm. The Christian is called to a life of war,
and victory will come when one is active in the war. We are called to walk in spiritual authority and power, which is necessary to establish the Kingdom of God on the earth. The Christian is called to wage war on three levels.
Three Levels of Spiritual Warfare
1. Face-to-face warfare with satan is where we overcome temptation and the seductions of the flesh and its nature. This is the first level of spiritual warfare,
but I must make this point: All spiritual warfare must be done in the power of the Spirit; therefore, all warfare produces real authority, which produces power. Even in this first level of warfare we "...by the Spirit put to death the deeds of the body [flesh]"
(Romans 8:13, emphasis mine). Then, we will have overcome by resisting, and we will live in Him in victory, for He always causes us to triumph.
2. The second level of spiritual warfare is "hand-to-hand
combat," in which we enter into warfare for others by bringing truth (witnessing and preaching) to them, or through intercession, or by casting out demons, thus fulfilling the Great Commission in Mark 16:15-18. Please note that this type of ministry is only
for those who have had victory in their own lives in face-to-face combat. Again, this is done by the authority of the Holy Spirit who is the finger of God. Luke 11:20, "But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the Kingdom of God has come upon
And by His commission and authority we cast out demons. Luke 10:18-19, "And He said to them, 'I saw satan fall like lightning from Heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents
and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.'"
3. So now let's talk about the third level of spiritual warfare, and may it be so that the Spirit of the Living
God would open the eyes of our understanding regarding warfare in the heavenlies, where the thrones of principalities and rulers of darkness are pulled down.
First, we acknowledge that principalities (satan's
princes) do exist. Daniel 10:13, 20 clearly show that there are princes in the heavenly places, and Ephesians 6:12 clearly tells us that we (the Church) wrestle (engage in warfare) with the principalities – rulers of darkness.
With these truths firmly established, the only question that remains is how do we wrestle? The Greek word for "wrestle" is pale, which means "to vibrate or shake." The vibration of prophetic proclamation comes against and causes the thrones of principalities
to begin to shake and sway, until they topple over and come down. Again, this type of warfare does not take place in our own strength or power. 2 Corinthians 10:4, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds."
The weapons of our warfare (in the heavenlies/spiritual realm) are intercession by prophetic proclamation (speaking by the Holy Spirit) – not by bringing a railing accusation but through proclamation that declares
the establishment of the Kingdom of God and commands satan to get behind the Kingdom (a place of defeat), and get under the feet of God's rule. As ambassadors for Christ, we must engage the enemy.
Old Testament we have a shadow and type of warfare in the heavenlies called "pulling down the high places." But you will notice that most did not do this, and therefore a fullness of the Kingdom was not established. In the New Testament we have an example
of how this takes place. Now, we get to the heart of the matter, and when one is seeking truth one must go to the Truth, Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith – the Master Teacher Himself – and we must examine the example that He left
us with. It is found in Luke chapters 3 and 4. Jesus is not warring on the first two levels of warfare, which we have discussed. The object of warfare is to establish Kingdom rule.
Luke 4:5-6, "Then the
devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, 'All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.'"
Five Divine Keys for Spiritual Victory
Herein the divine plan of spiritual warfare (in the heavenlies/spiritual realm) is revealed.
1. First, Luke 3:22 tells us that Jesus is baptized with the Holy Spirit. I believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for those who are going to engage in spiritual warfare against satan and his principalities (princes).
2. In Luke 4:1-2 Jesus is LED into spiritual warfare by the Holy Spirit. Warfare in the heavenlies is orchestrated by God, who gives the gift of discerning of spirits, thereby revealing what principalities are ruling.
3. Jesus does not bring a railing accusation against satan (neither do we), but He does speak the Word of God, by the Spirit of God, and His main message is "Get behind Me, satan!" In other words, "The Kingdom of God
has come, and you are now behind (or under) My authority, and you must move out of the way." Luke 4:13 says that he (satan) departed from Jesus.
The authority of the Kingdom must first be proclaimed; this
is how Jesus began His ministry. Matthew 4:17, "From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, 'Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'"
So the question is, are we supposed to speak to satan and
his principalities? And, by whose authority are the principalities pulled down?
Matthew 18:18, "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on Earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth
will be loosed in Heaven."
Mark 11:23, "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things
he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."
What we bind and loose (by proclamation) on Earth is done by Jesus in the heavenlies, for He is the Captain of the hosts (His angelic warriors), and
it is His angels who pull down the strongholds (fortresses) that satan establishes. The angels of God were there at the wilderness battle. Matthew 4:11, "Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him." (Photo via Wallpaper Flare)
4. Now, most would say the battle is won and is over at this point, but it has actually only begun. Luke 4:13 indicates that satan may have lost this battle, but he hasn't lost the war yet, because his departure was
only for a season.
Now, we must move on to the second phase of spiritual warfare, which is to establish the Kingdom (dominion) of God by following Christ's example. Luke 4:14 tells us that the establishment
of the Kingdom will be through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The next key is found in Luke 4:18, "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has
sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." The Kingdom of God is going to be established through the anointing, as the Word is preached, and by continuing
to cast out demonic powers wherever they are found (Luke 4:35-36), and by healing the sick (Luke 4:40-41).
5. Okay, the bottom line is this...The principalities and powers that we wrestle with are pulled
down (lose authority) by the establishment of the Kingdom of God as we, the anointed servants of the Lord, speak (bind, rebuke and cast out), and as we continue to do the works of Jesus as He said we would. John 14:12, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who
believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father."
It is the continuation of the Kingdom of God that destroys the rule of satan's
powers of darkness, and the thrones of his rule will diminish in exact proportion to the rule of the Kingdom of God in any given geographical area.
It is the responsibility of the Church to confront principalities
and powers by establishing the Kingdom of God first in their own lives, and then by helping others, thus establishing a witness to the people of God's Kingdom.
Ephesians 3:9-12, "[A]nd to make all see
what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the Church to the principalities and powers
in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him."
The victorious Christian
life is available to those who are willing to engage the enemy. We must exercise the authority that we have been given, and if we do, victory is assured!
By Bill Burns
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
"Prophetic Companies of Women Carrying Wisdom & Revelation"
The Deep Places
I believe, in this season, it's important to not miss what God is doing. In the midst of the
chaos and darkness God is preparing the new to come forth.
One of the main ways the Lord speaks to me is through the dream realm. I've noticed, over the past 3 three months, many of the dreams and words
that I have gotten have contained water in them and the deep places of God. In the midst of what has been going on, don't miss the invitation being released to go deeper in the things of God. Where the Lord wants to take us as the Body of Christ requires us
to get out of the shallows and into the depths of God.
There are certain revelations that can only be found in the deep places of God. Ezekiel 47 makes reference to this. In this chapter, Ezekiel talks
about how the angel of the Lord brought him into the river of God ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, and then to the point it was over his head. This is a picture of how we can grow in the depths and revelations of God. As high as we want to go in God, we
also must be willing to dive into the depths of God.
In a recent dream, I was at a gathering of leaders and one of the leaders told me I would
have to go to Japan to complete a dive. In the dream, I went into an open vision where I was in Japan with a special ops team, diving off diving blocks into the ocean. In many of my dreams before, I've been a part of special ops teams. Just like in the natural,
in the spirit these special ops teams represent specialized teams that focus on specialized missions in the spirit. Often times, through prophetic intercession, you can take care of things in the Spirit to stop them from manifesting in the natural. These teams
are usually comprised of intercessors and prophets.
As I began to do more research and read articles on the connection to Japan and diving, I discovered there is a specialized group of women divers called
"ama." Ama means "sea women." These ama are Japanese divers, famous and known for collecting pearls. This is a Japanese tradition that most likely goes back 2,000 years. The ama, even in modern times, do not use modern diving equipment to dive. They traditionally
wear white to help make themselves unnoticed by sharks when they dive. The ama are able to dive 30 feet, holding their breath up to two minutes. Although this practice is dwindling, the amas are a distinguished part of Japan's history.
When I pressed into the spiritual significance of what the Lord was showing, I began to sense that the Lord is raising up prophetic companies of women who will carry wisdom and revelation.
How to Carry Pearls of Wisdom and Revelation
Throughout the Bible, pearls prophetically represent revelation or Heaven's treasure. In Matthew 13:44-46, Jesus uses parables to teach on the significance
of pearls, or the pearl of great price: "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant
seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."
From these Scriptures we can conclude that in order to obtain a pearl, it will come
with a price. In the natural, in order for a pearl to form, it develops out of a place of great irritation. Many want to carry great pearls of wisdom and revelation, but don't want to pay the price or go through the "irritation" and developmental process.
To carry revelation requires a certain stamina in the spirit, and a willingness to go deeper. In the natural, the ama divers had to build their lung capacity to be able to hold their breath to go down to certain depths
to retrieve pearls. It's the same in the spirit; you build your spiritual stamina by increasing your time in the presence of God, fasting, praying, and building your capacity to pray in the Spirit (Jude 1:20).
throughout Proverbs, especially, is personified as a woman. In the first few chapters there is a contrast between Lady Wisdom and the foolish woman. In order to have have access to this heavenly wisdom we must submit our hearts to Wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 declares,
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom..." When we carry reverence or a fear of the Lord it begins to open the door to heavenly wisdom.
Wisdom isn't just having good advice for someone. One of
the Hebrew words for wisdom is "chokmah," meaning "skill in war, wisdom in administration, wit." Worldly wisdom is cheap and doesn't require much of you. If you want to build something eternal that will last the test of time, you need Heaven's wisdom. "There
is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death" (Proverbs 14:12). Wisdom and revelation will lead you to life and realms of glory.
God Is Raising Up His Daughters!
I believe in this hour the Lord is raising up His daughters who will carry His wisdom and revelation. This will be the finest hour for the daughters of God. God is raising up His Esther’s, Deborah’s, and Mary’s. Throughout the
Bible and history the Lord has used women to preserve nations, birth generations, judge, prophesy, hold positions of authority, etc. This is a counterattack to the demonic agenda of feminism. There will be a dividing line that will distinguish the true from
In James 3 it talks about when there is worldly wisdom it breeds disorder, unrest, rebellion, and every evil thing and morally degrading practice (James 3:15-16). When wisdom is released from
Heaven it's pure, unwavering, and carries the fruit of righteousness.
As the women of God arise in this hour they will carry an undeniable, weighty wisdom and revelation that comes from Heaven. These women
will not only rise in the Church but in the seven mountains of culture. Proverbs 4:8-9 declares, "Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will
deliver to you."
As these daughters of God rise up and continue to, there is a generation of daughters coming behind them looking to and learning how to carry the pearls of wisdom and revelation. The Lord
gave me this vision that just as a mother or grandmother would pass down a pearl necklace, so the Lord is passing down pearl necklaces to His daughters. For they have counted the cost to wear the pearls.
By Madeline James
Madeline James Ministry
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
I AM Enlarging Prophetic
Gifting In Your Life
By Russ Walden
The Father says today, I AM enlarging prophetic gifting in your
life. I AM the voice speaking over your shoulder, saying “this is the way, walk you in it…” I have whispered to you, and I have given you that gentle nudge and tug on your heart by My Spirit. That still small voice speaking
will now become an unmistakable occasional trumpet blast, for I AM turning up the amplitude of My Voice. I AM tuning your hearing to acutely discern what I’m saying as I lead you through the days ahead.
There are many voices in the earth — opinions of others and opinions of those close to you about where I AM taking you and whether or not you actually heard Me. I say again learn to be a gatherer of information and not a dispenser of
information. Learn to limit your counselors. Ask yourself, do you want what that person counseling has in terms of breakthrough and blessing? They can’t give you what they don’t walk in. Remember that wisdom in the heart of a
person is like deep water, and only one who walks in understanding is able to draw it out.
There are some things from the past that have shaped your thinking that are being healed in this time. Allow
My Hand to reach into those tender places and don’t push Me away for you have carried those wounds long enough. The enemy would love to bind you with a root of bitterness, but as you cooperate with Me and say “yes” to Me, I will extract
the venom of past experiences from your heart and fill you with a freshness of spirit that will take you on and bless you greatly.
There are encounters and situations even this week that you are
moving toward that will provoke you to resist and harden your heart, but at all costs keep yourself pliable and malleable in My Hand. This is a cross of obedience, but as I show you the Cross, I will reveal to you and bring you into a throne experience
that will change your tomorrows. It’s a new day, says the Father — it’s a day of newness for you. My mercies are renewed every morning, not something you earn, but a free gift, no strings attached.