Living in the Dark Shadows

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CONQUERING GIANTS

By Elaine Tavolacci

 

 

 

 

The other day as I was talking with a friend she began telling me about all the battles that she is going though in every area of her life. She told me about her physical ailments, financial difficulties and family issues. I allowed her to continue talking because she was so distraught and needed a listening ear to release all that heaviness, confusion and fear.

 

She then said to me “If I didn’t know any better I would think that God hated me”. She went on to say, “I don’t understand why God allowed these things to happen”. Right after she said that, the Lord showed me something powerful. This is a woman of great faith but the spiritual warfare in her life has caused her to doubt Gods promises and provision. She lost her focus on who she was in Christ. She forgot about all the things that Jesus had done in the past and how He brought her through every battle victoriously.

 

She was agreeing with the enemy and allowing fear and bitterness to take root in her heart and mind. This certainly was a word for me also because I am sometimes guilty of the same thing. As I listened to her I was thinking to myself, the turmoil that she is going through is nothing in comparison to what I’ve been through. I had to refrain myself from telling her about the battles that I had endured because I didn’t want to discourage her.

 

The Holy Spirit then brought me back to a story from the book of Numbers. The Lord told Moses to send twelve men, one from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to spy out the land of Canaan (which is also known as the Promised Land). Ten out of the twelve spies came back with a bad report because they encountered giants in the land.

 

These are the same men who had experienced great miracles such as manna from heaven, a cloud by day and a fire by night. They watched as the Lord destroyed their enemies when He parted the Red Sea in the past, but when they went into Canaan to spy out the land, they feared the giants rather than remembering all that the Lord had done for them. Although they returned to Moses with a cluster of grapes that was so huge, that it took two men to carry, they returned with a bad report. They said: the land surely does flow with milk and honey but the giants are too large for us to conquer. They also said, "We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

 

Two of the twelve spies Joshua and Caleb didn’t deny that there were giants in the land, but they came back with a different report. They said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”  In Numbers 14: 24 The Lord said; “but My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.”

 

We are living in a land where we will encounter many giants. We have to remember who our God is and how Jesus always came through for us in the past and will continue. The Holy Spirit is also showing me that He wants to use those of you who have also been through a lot of trauma in your life. Someone who has been through unrelenting adversity would be able to minister to another person who is in such a deep place of darkness. The Lord wants to use everything that you have been through as a testimony to set others free. You will have authority over that which you conquer.

 

 

Numbers 13:30 -33

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

 

Psalm 116: 3-5 (TPT)

Death once stared me in the face, and I was close to slipping into its dark shadows. I was terrified and overcome with sorrow. I cried out to the Lord, “God, come and save me!” He was so kind, so gracious to me. Because of his passion toward me, He made everything right and he restored me.

 

 

 

 

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

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Staten Island New York 10306

 

 

 

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"5 Types of 'Supernatural' Prophetic Visions for 2020"

By Gale Sheehan

 

 

 

As we enter 2020, normal, natural 20/20 vision will not be what we need to advance in the plans of the Lord. We will need supernatural "prophetic" vision this year to advance. Many times people believe that 20/20 vision is perfect natural vision; however, natural 20/20 vision just means that we have average vision. 20/20 means we can see from 20 feet what the average person can see from 20 feet.

 

For example, eagles have 20/4 or 20/5 vision, which means they can see from 20 feet what people see from 4 feet, or their vision is 5 times better than humans. That is much better natural vision, but let's think in terms of supernatural "prophetic" vision.

 

I hear the Lord saying that there are 5 types of supernatural "prophetic" visions that will be important for this year:

 

1. Telescopic "Prophetic" Vision

 

This is the type of vision that we need in order to see the long-term purpose of the Lord. In the same way that we peer through a telescope to see things in the far distance, we need to have telescopic "prophetic" vision to see where we are headed, from our positions of being seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. This is in accordance with Ephesians 2:6. This includes a perspective that we are just passing through this earthly time realm.

 

We are accomplishing the Lord's purpose for this season, but we should never lose an eternal perspective. We are called to rule and reign with Jesus now but also for eons ahead. Knowing this helps us weather rough battle seasons in this time frame.

 

This type of vision also helps us forge a mission, which includes us being forged into the image of Jesus. It also helps us in the discipling of nations. We will need to perceive the year of 2020 as a key year for 'approaching' the return of Jesus. Knowing where we are advancing to will help us run the race set before us. There is a prophetic company of people arising to prepare the way for His return.

 

2. Binocular "Prophetic" Vision

 

This is the type of "prophetic" vision that enables us to be victorious in the current battles we are in. Our battles are not with flesh and blood but with the rulers, powers, world forces of darkness, and spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

In natural binocular vision, the overlapping fields of view of both of our eyes provide magnification and depth perception. In "prophetic" binocular vision, we see things with the mind of Christ. This depth perception allows us to see that we are more than conquerors while still in battle. This empowers us to make declarations and decrees to bring the victories we need. It also allows us to operate in faith where the assurance of things hoped for becomes the conviction of things not seen, as stated in Hebrews 11:1. This prophetic vision causes the manifestation of things from an unseen realm to become visible.

 

2020 will be a year to decree our victories with our mouths before we see them with our eyes. The Hebrew year of 5780 coincides with this year of 2020 and begins the decade of the "pey," or of the decrees of the mouth. 2020 is a year to decree your destiny.

 

3. Microscopic "Prophetic" Vision

 

Many times the enemy, satan, and his troops of demonic fallen angels try to trap us into seeing him as powerful in situations that appear as defeats to us. He tries to magnify battles as mountains that cannot be conquered. We need to magnify the Lord during these times according to Psalm 34:3. Although we can not actually make the Lord bigger, we can see Him as our victorious King during these times. This will enable us to not have the microscopic vision of the enemy. It will enable us to see the big picture of God and the enemy as small compared to who God is.

 

4. "Prophetic" Night Vision

 

One of the most important types of vision that is needed in natural battles to be victorious is night vision. With night vision, a small amount of light is amplified into a type of light that reveals images which would otherwise be lost in the darkness. This enables a great advantage to the army that can see in the dark.

 

We are in a strategic time on God's timetable, where light and darkness are both increasing in the world. Isaiah 60 states that the Church is in a season to arise and shine for the glory of the Lord has risen. But in the same passage of Scripture it also states that darkness covers the earth and deep darkness covers the people.

 

We are not used to times where light and darkness increase at the same time. Normally, in the natural realm, as light increases, darkness flees away, or if a light goes out, darkness prevails. Therefore we, as the Church, must be able to perceive the glory of the Lord in a time where culture, in some nations, seems to be advancing toward darkness. At this same time, in other nations, the Kingdom of God is visibly seen advancing. Jesus is the true light in the world, but the Church and the individual members thereof are also called to be light. Many times we are called to be light in the very midst of darkness. 2020 will be a year where light and darkness both will make strategic advances.

 

5. Suddenly "Prophetic" Vision

 

There is a type of "prophetic" vision that will be important in 2020. I refer to it as "vision to expect 'suddenlies.'" This was revealed to me recently in a series of prophetic events.

 

During a conference I was ministering at in Pensacola, Florida, I read an article that stated that Florida was the number 2 state in the USA in the population of eagles – after Alaska. I have been to some of the places in Alaska where eagles are plentiful, and I have always appreciated watching their navigation in the air. Being a resident of Florida for over 25 years, I found this article quite astonishing.

 

I said to the conference attendees that night, "I have lived in Florida for over 25 years, and I have never seen an eagle here in Florida." The next morning, I was scheduled to play golf with the conference host and friends. To my surprise, on one of the very first holes, we started seeing eagles come and land in the treetops. Then to my astonishment, one eagle came and landed near us and walked with us over several holes of golf. Even though it was only 10-20 feet away with golf balls flying near it, the eagle was never startled. My conference host even tried to hand feed it some crackers. I was watching all of this somewhat bewildered because just the night before I had said, "I have lived in Florida for over 25 years, and I have never seen an eagle here in Florida." Then the Lord spoke to me and said, "Everything can change in a day!"

 

This is another type of prophetic vision that we are going to need in 2020. It will be a type of vision where we can expect anything to change in a day. That means if it has been 10, 20, or even 25 years of attempting to believe for any miracle, in the year 2020, "Everything can change in a day."

 

May you'll be strengthened in this upcoming year to receive many victories that you have never had before and make many Kingdom advancements.

 

 

 

 

By Gale Sheehan

Director, Christian International Apostolic Network

Email: gsheehan@mailcimn.ne

Website: www.christianinternational.com

 

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