The Ultrasound of HEAVEN!
April 27, 2017
As I began to fall asleep last night I heard the words “Ultrasound”. The Holy Spirit said, “I am sending an Ultra-sound” from heaven to shake the nations. I instantly understood that this was not a shaking of war and destruction, it was not a sound of fear or famine, but it is the sound of the voice of God. There is a sound that is reverberating from heaven.
This is what the Holy Spirit showed me. There is another wave of “Supernatural” coming to the nations. Just as the waves of the ocean come in and go out in ebbs and flows, there is another “Wave of Glory” on the horizon. It is the sound of His voice. The ebb is the outgoing phase when the tide drains away from the shore; and the flow is the incoming phase when the water Rises Again.
Then I looked up the definition of an ultrasound. An ultrasound is a medical imaging procedure which uses a medical device to produce pictures of the inside of the body using “sound waves”. It is often used to examine a baby in pregnant women and it is also used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling and the body’s internal organs, and diagnose heart conditions.
Pregnancy is measured in trimesters. The Holy Spirit is hovering over you to detect what trimester you are in. He is searching your heart and observing your thoughts (Jeremiah 17:10) The labor pains are intensifying because you are about to give birth to something in your life. He is not only detecting but also removing pain and disease, and taking away anything that is hindering you from advancing. He is removing your heart of stone and replacing it with a heart of flesh.
The Lord says; I am releasing a sound from Heaven as I make My voice known in this hour. My voice releases authority. My voice brings direction. My voice brings instruction. My voice brings transformation. My voice brings healing. My voice brings deliverance and My voice brings correction. I will remove anything that may be hindering you from hearing My voice. I will shake the desert places and I will send a refreshing to the barren areas. I will release My voice to bring an awakening to this nation. I will bring demonstration on this earth as it is in heaven. Know that it is My desire to speak to you and through you as I raise My voice as an “Ultra-Sound” from heaven says the Lord.
Psalm 29:3- 9: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon. He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
Revelation 21:3: And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
ELAINE TAVOLACCI resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, "A Word in Season," has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.
Don't Stop, You Are Crowning: Keep Your Eyes On the PRIZE!
April 26, 2017
Recently, I’ve been hearing three things repeatedly – “Keep your eyes on the prize;” “Birth” and Crown.” I have been seeking the Lord about these things and what I am hearing is that we are in a time where the fullness of Christ in us is coming forth. Even as in the birthing process when the baby is crowning, it is time to push and keep pushing until the child comes forth from the womb.
Many are wanting to quit, and the enemy is whispering words of doubt and discouragement. This is not a time to pull back, but a time to press forth for the prize of the high calling of Christ Jesus in you!
This season is the beginning of months in the Hebrew; we have passed over and are now entering the land of promise. The root of the word month means rebirth, renew, rebuilding. This is the time when new things come forth. They are not sudden, but have been in process for some time. It is not time to quit.
When you are in a race, your body gets tired and you want to give up just before getting to the finish line. The Apostle Paul tells us what to do: “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 3:14, KJV).
Why? To receive the crown!
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” (Rev. 3:11-12, KJV)
“For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.” (Is. 62:1-3, KJV)
We are in the beginning of months, a time of new beginnings, birthing forth what He has begun in us. Yet not only the beginning of months in this season, this is the year of 5777 – grace and completion! This is the time, this is the hour, for the Church to come forth in power!
Hold fast, stay the ground you have taken. Push forth and bring to completion what He has conceived in you – His life!
I hear Him say – “Keep your focus high, look to Me, look to Me. Do not let your sight grow dim; look to Me, look to Me. Keep your eyes on the prize, the time is nigh to realize, the old has come to its demise. It’s time for the Church to arise; keep your eyes on the prize!
Prophecy: The Door, the Handle and the Turning Keys
April 25, 2017
I feel that the Lord wants to turn the written word into a Rhema word. If you will just get into the word...if you’ll just meditate upon it...the Lord will begin to speak to your heart. Not only will the Scriptures come alive, but He will begin to speak to you about other things, even mysteries, even problems, even things in your life that you’ve been looking for answers about. The Lord will begin to speak to you.
The Lord says, “You need to settle your mind on My Word, and then My Rhema word will come to you. You need to settle your mind on the Scripture. You need to settle it. You need to calm it. You need to steady it on My Word,” says God, “and I will begin to speak to your heart. You need to hear that still small voice that will not be defied. Then those things that I speak to you in that secret place, you will grab hold of them. You will grab hold of them.”
I see somebody just grabbing hold of the word as if it has a big handle on it. I see a big vertical handle, and I just see somebody grabbing hold of the Word as if it has a handle on it. And when you grab hold of that handle, you’re gonna open the door that you’re gonna walk through. It’s the word that makes entrance--the word that brings light. It’s the word that lights a path unto your feet, and is a light unto your feet. I thank You, Lord, that we can grab hold of the handle today in Jesus’ Name.
Jesus is the door. I see it. I see it, and Jesus is the door. Oh, we’re always praying for open doors. We’re always asking, seeking and asking God, but thank You, Lord, that we can grab hold of the handle of Jesus. He has handles; He is the door. We just grab hold of Jesus today. We grab hold of You today, God. Oh, we grab hold of You, Jesus. We let go of the lies of the enemy, God.
We let go of the wrong thoughts that have come against our mind--those imaginations that overwhelm us. We let go of those handles. We let go of those handles. We’re not going to hold on any longer to things that defy Your word. We’re not going to open the door any longer to those things that torment our mind. We’re not going to open the door any longer to sickness and disease that the enemy brings to our doorstep. We’re going to grab hold of the handle that’s on Jesus. Jesus is the door, and we’re going to walk through that door. I thank You, Lord. I thank You, Lord. I thank you, Lord.
I bind the hand of the thief over your life this morning--that thief that came in by another way. There’s a thief that comes in by another way. It’s a sneaky way. It’s the subtle way. It’s a lying way. It’s a deceiving way. Oh Lord, help us to shut the door to all of the things that try to hurt us, that try to harm us, that try to drag us backwards. Help us shut the door to those things that try to cause us to backslide, God, those things that try to tempt our hearts. Jesus, You are perfect Love. Oh Jesus, You are the door.
Help us to close the wrong doors and to walk with You, Jesus. You are the door. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord, for Your Glory. Thank You, Lord, for Your redemption this morning. Oh Jesus. The Lord is trying to do something. I’m trying to discern His movement.
Yes, the Lord is handing you keys this morning to things that He called you to in the past season, but you couldn’t navigate your way there. You couldn’t see it because of the smoke screens of the enemy. You heard the voice of God, some of you, but you couldn’t see it. You heard it, but you couldn’t see it. You were walking by faith and not by sight. You were walking by what you were told, even though you couldn’t discern it fully, but the Lord would say to you, “I’ve given you keys now, and I’m going to show you plainly which door to open. I’m going to show you which way to turn the key.”
Oh, the Lord shows me, some of you have been turning the key the wrong way. You got up to the right door, but you thought it was the wrong one, because you turned the key the wrong way. You even had the right key in your hand. You turned it one way, and you should have turned it the other way. Oh, thank You, Lord, that you are giving out keys this morning to open up doors that You’ve called us to. Lord, give us the right strategy.
That’s what it is. You’ve turned the key the wrong way. In other words, it was the wrong strategy. You thought you had it figured out. You ran on in the power of God, but when you got up to the door, you had the wrong strategy; you didn’t turn the key the right way. It was a misapplication. It was a misunderstanding. It was a misinterpretation, but the Lord would say to you, “I’m giving you keys, and I’m giving you strategies, so wait to put the key in the door until you hear the rest of the story,” says God. “Wait to turn the key until I tell you which way to turn it. Don’t run out ahead of me, but don’t lag behind me, because this is a Kairos time for many of you. I hand out keys in the Kairos time,” says God. “I hand out the right keys with the right strategy in the Kairos time,” says God.
“And this is a Kairos time for many of you. So, I’m giving you keys now. Walk with assurance. I am giving you new vision now, that you might walk--not only by faith, but that you might walk by sight--that you might see some things and have a greater confidence, because I’ve brought you right up to the edge,” says God. “I’ve brought you the edge of breakthrough. So take your key and go to the door, which is Jesus, and hear my voice to turn the key whichever way I tell you to,” says God, “and you will see open doors...doors flinging wide open!”
Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord for the open doors. Thank you for the strategic keys, God. I thank You, Lord, even for the tactics. Thank You, God, even for the teams that are running with us...the people that you’ve called around us to stand with us and pray with us and fight with us and war with us. I thank You, Lord. Just as Paul said, a wide door of opportunity has opened unto me, and with it many adversaries. Lord, we’re not fooled; we’re not foolish. We know that where there are open doors...there are devils on the other side. But greater is He who is us than He that is in the world. Oh, just like what was prophesied earlier this year, this is the year of the next. Next level assignments, next level warfare, and next level blessings. We will not be intimidated by the overwhelm. We will not be intimidated by the voice of fear, the voice of doubt, or any other voice that is not Yours.
Oh Jesus, You told us in your Word, “My sheep know My voice, and the voice of another they shall not follow.” I thank You, Lord.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; co-founder of AwakeningTV.com, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network; and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft.
Don’t Be a Dead Fly – Stay out of the Web!
April 24, 2017
Yesterday, I walked into a spider web. Honestly, it happens quite often, because there are lots of spider webs on the farm. What was unusual is that there were dead flies in this web…lots of them, and the spider, too! I walked right into it, because I wasn’t paying attention. I stopped dead in my tracks, looking down at it on my belly. I watched the spider jettison out of it, dropping down its thin line of webbing and disappear into the grass at my feet. I was stunned!
Since I am prophetic, EVERYTHING means something to me! My mind immediately went to dream symbols that I know: Spiders are lies. Spider webs are deceit. Dead flies…well, obviously, that couldn’t be good! I felt like everything came crashing down on me in just an instant. I had walked right into it, and not even seen it coming.
I cried, “NO, LORD! NO! Don’t let me walk into a trap! I don’t want to be a dead fly!” I hurriedly wiped the web off of me, hoping to make the whole episode disappear along with the web, but I just couldn’t shake it. Later, in my closet, I talked to the Lord about the spider web and the dead flies. As I repeated my plaintive bleating about not wanting to walk into a trap, my mind and my whining shifted to a meeting series where I am speaking.
These meetings are on the heels of a very well-known prophetic voice at this same location, only a short time ago. I started talking to the Lord about this other prophet, and how well known he is. How can I possibly compare with him, I asked? How can I possibly do these meetings, Lord? I can’t do this, God! I am not this other prophet!
Suddenly, I heard the voice of the Lord say to me, out of my own mouth, “NO! YOU’RE NOT HIM … YOU ARE EDIE BAYER!” As His voice of encouragement filled me, I recognized the Truth. I felt myself begin to inflate! I literally felt my chest start to puff out, and I found myself standing straight up in my closet. What previously had been anything BUT a pep talk, turned around into a series of encouraging declarations.
I heard myself say, “That’s RIGHT! I’m Edie Bayer! I’m NOT that other person! I can DO this! You have CHOSEN ME! I am anointed for this!” This went on for a few minutes, with the Lord encouraging me, using my own voice, but I knew it was Him. Not only was the Lord encouraging me, but I found I was encouraging myself in the Lord at the same time! “…David encouraged himself in the Lord” (1 Sam 30:6).
It was then that I saw the spider web full of dead flies for what it was – a prophetic picture. The trap that had been set was COMPARISON: an unseen, silent web of deceit that the enemy had spread out for me to walk into. The dead flies are all the others, God’s Children, who fall into the trap, but never get out. They never get to complete the works that God has assigned to them, because they believe the lie! Worse, they never complete His call on their lives, so they just shrivel up and die, caught in the web.
I believe that the enemy is working overtime now to stop the forward momentum of the Kingdom. This was not an out-and-out attack against me. This was much more subtle, using skills that had been learned, and revelation that had been gleaned to use for Kingdom purposes. But God! He showed me the trap so that I wouldn’t fall into it. More importantly, He showed me this truth so that YOU wouldn’t fall into it, either. Here is some valuable insight from this experience to help us all overcome in this season:
DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS IN THE KINGDOM. You are wonderfully created, unique in every way, in order to complete the unique assignment that God has given you. David said, “…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” (Ps 139:14).
They have their Kingdom job, and you have yours. Even if it’s doing the same thing, they are different from you. They think differently, react differently, talk differently, and they have a different sphere of influence. There is no comparison.
Because you are fearfully and wonderfully made, it’s OK to voice your opinion of yourself – as long as it lines up with the Word of God! It is not pride, it is not arrogance – it is the TRUTH. As a King’s Son or Daughter, you are expected to declare the works of the Lord!
Don’t get in agreement with the enemy of your soul. If I did not know and hear the voice of the Lord and declare what I know He says about me, and declare what I know to be true, I might actually talk myself out of God’s calling on my life. Don’t do that! Don’t get in agreement with the enemy. He wants to destroy you, to stop you from moving forward in the Kingdom.
You are never so elevated that the enemy won’t come after you. Even as experienced as I am with his tactics, my mind immediately went to the negative when I walked into that spider web. Fortunately, God was counting on that, so he could use me as an example of His goodness.
Don’t worry about the wiles of the enemy! “Only be strong and very courageous” (Joshua 1:7), because “…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4)”. Everything that the enemy means for harm God turns around for your good, and the good of the Kingdom (see Romans 8:28).
Walk in Confidence, knowing that God loves you, and He is using you. Most importantly, don’t panic if you accidentally walk into a spider web full of flies. Brush it off, go get cleaned up, and God will tell you who you really are once again!
EDIE BAYER is co-founder of Kingdom Promoters along with her husband Darryl Bayer. Edie Bayer ministers as a prophetic preacher and is an author, a speaker, and traveling minister. Edie's primary call is to promote others that are ministering in the Kingdom of God, creating unity instead of a spirit of competition. Edie believes that we are to "complete and not compete!" Edie works diligently to create public and private events and invite other ministers to speak at them, helping to promote them and gain public exposure both for them and their ministries. Edie and Darryl reside on a small homestead north of the Houston area. They raise chickens, ducks, rabbits, and have two cats. Edie has two children and three grandchildren.
Go with the Flow of His Move
April 21, 2017
Several years ago I had a vision of a giant wave approaching that represented the move of God's Spirit coming in massive revival. I was thinking of that picture yesterday when I heard the phrase, "Watch out for the undercurrents!"
The dictionary defines undercurrent as "a current of water below the surface, moving in a different direction from any surface current." I was reminded of the times my family would visit the beaches of Florida when I was a child. There were places along the shore marked with signs saying, "Dangerous Undercurrents!" We knew that if we swam in those areas we were in danger of losing our footing and being swept away.
I felt that the Lord was warning His people that the enemy would also try to counter the wave of the move of God with his own dangerous undercurrents. He would like nothing more than to trip us up and cause us to move in the wrong direction, away from the refreshing waters of outpouring.
Some of the dangerous undercurrents highlighted to me are:
A Critical Spirit - We have a saying in the south that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. I would say that's pretty close to Eph. 4:29 which says, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." If we really believe that our words are powerful, then we know that we have the power to bless or curse. Why would we want to speak death at a time when God is releasing so much life? Let's refuse to be swept away with a spirit of criticism.
Offense - The undercurrent of offense is one of the most deadly traps for believers. Satan subtly weaves his web of deceit entrapping hearts and lives through the disappointments and betrayals we all may experience in relationships. Prov. 18:19, says "An offended brother is more unyielding than a fortified city...." Skewed perceptions often caused by unhealed wounds of the past create blurry lenses that distort our ability to focus and see clearly. To avoid this trap we must walk in humility with a strong core value to love and forgive no matter what comes our way. We must pursue wholeness and healing for our own hearts so the enemy has no ground in us.
Selfish Ambition - Ambition is not in itself wrong. But selfish ambition lacks humility and seeks it's own glory instead of God's. The antidote to selfish ambition is found in Phil. 2: 3-4, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others." It's a good time to lay down selfish agendas and wholeheartedly jump in the tide of God's purposes and plans. Let's not be caught up in the futile waters of selfish ambition. God has a way of giving us the desires of our heart when we have chosen to delight in Him. (see Ps. 37: 4)
Judgments - Our judgments may come in many shapes and forms, but one of the most dangerous forms can be judging a move of God. What if God chooses to move through someone who offends us? What if He blesses someone we don't deem worthy? What if the manifestations of revival we see offend our mind and heart? Remember David's wife, Michal, who watched his undignified worship dance unto the Lord? Scripture says "she despised him in her heart". Her judgments produced barrenness in her life(2 Sam. 6:23) and our judgments can, too. God is more than able to keep us from deception. He will lead and shepherd hearts that are submitted to Him. I pray that we will be a people with eyes and ears to see and hear what He is doing in this hour.
As the swell of God's waters continue to rise it is a time to be awake and aware of what is going on around us. I want to avoid the undercurrents of criticism, offense, selfish ambition, and judgments. I want to let go of control and ride the wave of all that He is saying and doing. It's a time to GO WITH THE FLOW of His move and His Spirit into uncharted waters. As the worship song by Jenn Johnson says, I want to be "beautifully in over my head."
Sylvia and her husband, Richard, are the senior pastors of True Life in Round Rock, Texas. They are also the co-directors of the Austin School of Supernatural Ministry as well as regional facilitators in Central Texas for Sozo Ministry. Sylvia loves reading, writing, shopping, and trying out new coffee shops. She has a passion to equip people to discover their true identity and mature in Christ to walk in their God-given destiny. Sylvia and Richard have two children and one grandchild.
Revival: Get Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime
April 20, 2017
Recently the Ringling Bros. circus announced that it will soon shut down. I got excited in my spirit because the Lord had showed me years ago that those tents would be used for revivals in coming days. Many souls would come in and it would contain a restoration of healing like what happened with Oral Roberts and other great healing ministries of days gone by. But a new thing. A massive and great new revival. Signs, wonders, and miracles for a new generation that hasn't yet seen such.
I called several revivalist friends and told them to call and see how those tents may be obtained. We are about take part in the greatest adventure of our lifetime!
The word revive means “to restore life, consciousness, or strength.” It can also mean to “return something to its former state.”
The church often cries out for revival, but what is really wanted? Obviously, like one who has drowned, it would be good to have life, consciousness, and strength returned to the Body. But, other than that, who would want to return to a former state or status of sin?
Instead, what’s wanted would be to be revived and restored to holiness and to God as Father, and revived and restored to the purpose, call and destiny that He called the Church to walk in, before time even began.
When you think back to the time when you were first saved, it often brings memories of excitement, vigor, joy, and great hope. Sometimes throughout the years, the “shine” of that time can begin to get dull. Years of hope deferred can make the heart sick. The value of attending church, being involved, and enjoying yourself in doing that can even become like drudgery.
What would restore to you that feeling of first love that you had back when you were originally saved? Can we have it – or even greater joy – now that we are walking in greater fullness as a Christian?
Very often, just as in a natural relationship, expectations unfulfilled can cause you to loose heart.
But there is a reality of what God has done in your life that goes beyond feelings. Being revived in one’s inner man goes far beyond hype and laughter. As you mature, a stable “knowing” of God’s goodness in your spirit takes over. There is a seriousness that comes into play as a more mature Christian that has a level headed understanding of His love, grace, and mercy. It’s understanding that life is about growing up and learning to “hold on” even when you don’t feel like it. It’s not about just enjoying the hype of having something new and “exciting” going on. It’s about an eternal adventure yet ahead.
Perhaps the greatest revival the world needs right now is a dose of true common sense, a good work ethic, the ability to “be only strong and very courageous,” and press on even if they don’t “feel like it.” Maybe even a dose of good manners.
Quite recently in the news was the tragic story of how a man that was a church going social worker in Ohio who went on a killing spree, because he lost his girlfriend. A horrible tragedy. America needs a good dose of the reality of how to stick with Jesus to help handle life and keep on going without going berserk.
There has been too much room for excuses being given to people who go through things. The Word of God commands to “Be ONLY strong and very courageous.” It says that overcomers will inherit the Kingdom. Not given to those who crack under pressure.
Nowadays, even in sports, we don’t want anyone to feel like they didn’t achieve something. Everyone gets a trophy. Everyone is told they accomplished something.
Some can say, “Yes, that’s the way it should be! We want everyone to feel good about themselves!” Others argue, “That makes no sense! It doesn’t cause anyone to go for doing and being the best at what they do.”
Likewise, there’s a sloppy grace teaching out there that tries to say that God understands people are human and what Jesus did on the cross covers all sin for all time, so even if we sin again, it’s covered, so go do it. In other words, that what Jesus did bought us the grace TO sin. However, the Word of God clearly denies that. It tells us that, when we willfully continue to sin, we trample the Blood of Jesus. Additionally, with that type of attitude, a person can heal, prophesy, and cast out demons in Jesus’ name, but still end up in Hell.
All of that said, the revival we need might need to begin with a revival of mindsets, a revival of proper teaching of God’s Word, and a revival of healthy mentality. Untaught and unstable people twist the scriptures because they don’t know God. They don’t know His Word. They don’t know His personality or His heart. They don’t know HIM.
There is much time spent on cell phones and ipads. The Good News is that The Bible is still the best selling book on the planet! Did you know that? That kind of news gives one hope for the future of humanity. It is said The Bible is one of the popular phone apps college students are downloading as well. Praise God. Now let’s teach them how to access what they need to know in it. As well as how to spread that Good News to others.
The computer age has made it such that the Great Commission allows each and every person the opportunity to spread the Gospel to all ends of the earth. Anyone who wants to can get on line and begin to do a blog, newsletter, or website to spread the Word of God and start revival.
You can address any age group, ethnic group, or people group of any kind. You can address drug addicts, prostitutes, gamblers, the depressed, oppressed, rich, poor, anyone!
God said His Gospel will be spread to the entire earth before Jesus returns, and the internet is truly one of the “nets” that He is and will be using to bring revival and reel in the Harvest.
You don’t have to have a phD, ordination, or anything else. Just know Jesus, and there you go!
If God could use a little run down store front on Azusa Street, know that He can and will use YOU and your testimony and the internet to catch many fish.
He will even use your artistic gifts. Because as you get out there and show others what God gives you, it will spur on other skilled artisans to come forth in the beauty of the skill He has placed within them as well. Post your songs, dances, paintings, drawings, photos of pottery, designs of clothing, hair styles, whatever skilled artistry God has given to you. Use it, along with your testimony, to reach those of like mind and skill. You are the one who can reach, with authority, the ones in the category that you also occupy.
Don’t get me wrong, we can all reach everyone, but there is nothing like hearing from or seeing someone who has either been through a similar situation as you or has a similar mindset or skill as you, use it for the Lord.
I love what Rick Joyner says, “In the very area where you’ve been wounded, once healed, you then have authority to heal others.” The Bible says, “Satan is defeated by the Blood of the Lamb and word of your testimony.”
So you see, strange creature that you may be, you were born to be different so that you could reach others who are “different.” It’s part of your gifting. You were not born to hide. Like Dr. Sues says, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out.”
As you “stand out,” you will do outstanding things in the Kingdom and bring in many.
May God revive – bring back to life – all the creativity that He put in you as He revives and brings back to life your heart, mind, and spirit. What an adventure you have ahead of you as that happens!
Much has been said about Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America great again.” Well the way to make America great again is to make the Church in America great again. Revive it. Restore it. Breathe life into it. Bring it back to being a living, breathing, full functioning organ again. Put prayer back in the schools. Speak the name of Jesus without fear.
When you put Jesus back in the schools again, the guns and drugs and stupidity have to go. There’s no way it can survive where Jesus is.
One way to make the Church in America great again is to bring the HOLY Bible back into it instead of political correctness. Unashamedly preach and teach it and let people know what sin is and how to defend one’s self against it. As well as how to get out of its’ snare if entrapped in it.
Holiness isn’t a religious spirited thing. Holy is the first name of Holy Spirit.
If we want revival and restoration, we must have an understanding of what is profane and what is Holy. There must be a restoration of the plumb line of holiness so that we know what our proper boundary lines are. No blurry lines. Clear blood of Jesus lines.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. We must have a revival and restoration of The Truth. Not a feel good, let’s all say how wonderful it is that we are all so different and we all believe so different mentality. If it’s different than the Bible, it’s not of Him. Period. No blurry lines in that Book. Sin is sin and you can go to Hell for it.
Jesus died to save and protect us from sin. He didn’t die and get raised again to raise sin up as an example of who and what we should be or follow.
May God truly revive and bring back to life a Holy and Spotless Church for a Holy and Spotless Bride to be joined to Her King in.
Get ready! We are about to witness and be a part of the greatest adventure of our lifetime!
Joni Ames is an itinerant prophetic minister, writer, teacher, encourager, mentor, mother and grandma. Joni has taught in churches of many varied denominations including: conferences, government offices, Christian businesses, Women's Aglow groups, Full Gospel Businessmen groups, house groups, prisons, and wherever the Lord leads. Joni believes that the Lord wants to encourage and activate the Laborers as we continue to move into the harvest and does share specific types of teachings (activating others in personal prophetic ministry, intercession, etc.). Joni believes that the job of the five-fold ministry is "for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry," (Eph. 4:11) and that "...the whole Body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love." (Eph. 4:16)
The Lingerers and the Fragranced Ones Are
Catching the King’s Attention
April 19, 2017
As I lay on the floor worshiping the Lord a few nights ago during a corporate gathering, I heard a song rise up in my Spirit about lingering in His Presence. I heard the Lord say to me, “I am looking for the lingerers. I am looking for those unconcerned with inconvenience.”
Our pastor ministered that night with a message orchestrated by the Holy Spirit about the woman with the alabaster jar, and the Lord began to speak to me later about what it means to carry the anointing. I want to share with you the heart of the Father for the lingerers and the fragranced ones. It is a call to intimacy and wild pursuit for the Lover of our souls. It is a call to abandon our agenda for His agenda.
Lingering in His Presence
The word linger means, “to stay in a place longer than necessary, typically because of a reluctance to leave; to spend a long time over something.” I am reminded of King David’s words in Psalm 27:4,
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
I am reminded of people like Mary who sat at the feet of Jesus and chose the better portion rather than the busyness of life. I am reminded of John the beloved reclining onto the chest of Jesus, and I am reminded of the woman who broke that alabaster vessel at the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair.
These people were lingerers. They knew what it meant not to be in a hurry to leave the Presence of God. They spent a long time over Jesus. They remained longer than necessary without concern of inconvenience. They simply desired Him. Here is a question to ask yourself, how long is too long to remain in His Presence? If we desire to depart from His Presence, then we have departed from the desire to know Him, and our marriage to Him is a sham.
God is desiring those who will perpetually linger in His Presence. We must understand that lingering is for the committed bride, and it is not reserved for corporate gatherings. Lingerers refuse to disappear, and they refuse to let their love die for Christ. They are always engaged with the King, and because of their relationship with God, they become the fragranced ones.
The aroma of Christ
Intimacy with Christ leads to carrying His fragrance upon our lives. His anointing carries a weight, but it also carries a fragrance. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 says,
“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing”
Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called to spread the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere! Every time we choose to release the Gospel for salvation, healing, deliverance, repentance, etc., we are breaking ourselves open like that alabaster jar, and we are releasing the aroma of Christ. We are spending ourselves to exalt Him from time spent lingering with Him.
Relationship with Christ is vital for seeing our culture transform. It is vital that the body of Christ embrace authentic passion for His Presence. Religion is not the remedy. Religion has this way of trying to do damage control when alabaster vessels are cracked open. Religious people refuse to linger because they carry dead men’s bones. When they see lingerers and the anointing, they perceive a mess instead of discerning intimacy.
What religion does not consider is that the fragrance follows the oil. When you linger in His Presence, He will change you. When you choose to lean on your Beloved, your heart shifts. The church does not need more programs or printed bulletins. We have a surplus of whitewashed tombs. The church needs to get intimate with the Bridegroom, seeking His heart and His ways. We are called to carry His fragrance, and it begins with intimacy and a lifestyle of lingering in His midst.
I encourage you to be a lingerer and a fragranced one for Christ. Get uncomfortable with yourself in His Presence. You cannot release what you do not possess. It is not our order and the limitations of religion that attract King Jesus. Lingerers and fragranced ones are attracting His attention, and I would rather be a broken vessel releasing the fragrance of Christ than a white washed tomb holding the stench of death. This world needs to encounter those who refuse to leave His Presence and carry His aroma upon their lives.
Dawn Hill is a writer and blogger and the founder of LovesickScribe.com.
She is a wife, a mother, a prophetic voice, and above all else, a lover of His Presence. She desires through her blog to stir up passion on the inside of you to glorify the Lord, to fall in love with Him, and to hear His voice for yourself. She is passionate for His Presence, and wants to share His heartbeat with you so that your heart can sync its rhythm with His. There is so much more that He longs to reveal to us and through each of us.
"My life has changed drastically over the past year and continues to change at an accelerated pace as I step out into the deeper realms with God, desiring to maintain the obedience and innocent faith as His child." Dawn Hill
High Winds Will Bring a New Season!
Anne Marie Molster
April 18, 2017
I woke up this morning after having a dream where I seemed to be working through many obstacles for myself and for others that we were traveling with. We were a community, but traveling together away from our familiar land.
After going from place to place to speak with many, a STATE OF EMERGENCY was released for an incoming storm. Winds were going to be fierce and all were warned to take cover. We were given a home to stay in. It was a large older home covered in white siding made of wood.
As I thought to go to safety down in the basement of the home, I was told to stay up high where we would certainly be protected. Had we gone low, we could have risked being buried by the debris that the high winds would cause to break free from things not anchored properly. Although I was puzzled by this, I followed directions and went into a room with many others.
Once in this room, I tried going back out and getting others to come up high to safety, but in the end a few had chosen to take up shelter elsewhere, not heeding the warning. Suddenly it was urgent to retreat back to the safety of the room where we were to take cover and pray.
As we prayed, winds rattled the walls of the house and it began to sway side to side, but instead of toppling in destruction it moved as if it were allowing the winds to pass by simply moving itself out of the way. As quickly as it came, the storm suddenly calmed and the sun broke through on the horizon. Immediately following the storm, there was a celebration in the streets. There was no preparation needed, it was as if everything had been prepared in advance.
Trays of food were laid out on tables where we began to feast on all of our favorites while many others arrived bearing gifts to share. All of our desires were being met, one after the other, after the other. I woke up in the midst of this celebration.
As I turned my alarm off, I noticed a notification of high winds on my phone screen. The winds began locally at 5am and will continue until 4pm. Knowing that many are speaking of this week being a time of radical favor of the Lord, I immediately connected what happened in my dream to what is to happen in the spirit and in the natural beginning today.
I began to pray and ask the Lord what it was He was speaking through all of this. "The high winds today are bringing a change in season. On the other side of this storm there is glorious light ready to shine upon many of you.
Allow the winds to remove the debris from your path, but be sure to batten down the hatches and stand firm in your faith. This too shall pass and when it does my light will breakthrough and bring you into a new day, a new season, a new life."
I know many are waiting for this new season of great favor, breakthrough and blessing. Stand firm in your faith as the winds remove the debris from your path.
Your foundation will not falter, for our Father in Heaven has brought you to the high place where He will keep you safe from adversity and always under His protection.
Take heart, the winds are bringing a great change for those who seek him and long for the presence of His glory. “For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.” Psalms 27:5 NLT
“God is leading you away from danger, Job, to a place free from distress. He is setting your table with the best food.” Job 36:16 NLT
“He released the east wind in the heavens and guided the south wind by his mighty power.” Psalms 78:26 NLT “I will bless my people and their homes around my holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26 NLT
Anne Marie Molster
Anne Marie Molster is a prophetic writer who desires to share the heart of the Lord while encouraging others to step into the secret place that He has reserved just for them. She carries the gift of a seer who is given visions and dreams that speak into her life as well as the lives of others. By stepping into His presence she is able to hear of His love for His children and His great plans for them, which she then shares through a written word. By sharing her encounters she desires to bring others into a deeper relationship with the Lord, so that they understand that they too can hear His voice and experience a relationship that surpasses all others.
Anne Marie has stood strong in her faith through many seasons that could have easily defeated her. Her passion is to give HOPE to others by showing His deep compassion for His children while instilling the belief that they can do anything through Christ who strengthens them. She prays that they will find great FAITH in what is unseen, rather than what is seen in the natural. God is constantly working on their behalf, working all things for the good of those that love Him.
Be ready to step into the KINGDOM where He has prepared amazing gifts for you to enjoy.
Running Your Race of Faith
April 17, 2017
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NASB) – Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Lord gave me a vision of athletes in a race. They were all running their own race and they each had a different road ahead of them. In every case I saw Jesus was cheering them on and running with them. He was so eager to see them stay the course and not be distracted as He knew the road ahead of them and He knew the importance of the path He had planned for them. I saw some runners stumble and fall on the road as their eyes turned off the path and on to distractions on the side of the road or on side roads. As they raised their hand to Jesus for help He was right there to help them up and see them continue the run. The Lord also showed me some runners who had great weights attached to their backs which were greatly impeding their run and movement. As they submitted the weights to Jesus they were able to run with freedom and greater speed. I saw other runners hurdle over obstacles on their road with such ease as they surrendered all to the Lord and kept their eyes on Him. They were releasing a sound of praise as they leapt over the obstacles. They had great faith in the Lord who was leading them on their course. The Lord also showed me there were runners who were batted by wind and tough terrain and they were weary on their run. The Lord came to renew and revive them and give them strength to keep going. They had joy and hope even in the midst of tough terrain. The runners passed through different road conditions at different times on their race course but at each section they were given what they needed to move through that part of the course.
We are all running the race of faith in our Christian life. We are called to remain faithful to the course and finish the race strongly. The Lord wants you to know He is running this race with you. He is cheering you on and interceding for you every step of the way. He will never leave you or forsake you. This race is about faithfulness and perseverance. There will be times along our course of the race where we are tempted to focus on distractions and we stumble. Jesus is reminding us to focus on Him and the path set before us because He has gone before us and knows the path ahead. God has a race path or a destiny for each of us and our role is to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit and follow the path the Lord has planned for us. We are invited to give ourselves fully to the task of following the course appointed to us. We can be confident that the Lord will equip us to complete every part of our race. Hebrews 13:21 (NLT) - may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NASB) – Faithful is He who calls you, and He will bring it to pass.
It is important for us to cast off everything that hinders us, anything that slows us down or trips us in our race. We should rid ourselves of anything that impedes our progress. The Lord is inviting us to surrender all to Him and He will remove any hindrances. We can give Him our worries and burdens and He will fill us with His peace. The Lord wants us to run our race with freedom and joy. We are to lay aside any unbelief and doubt but instead trust in God and His promises as He is faithful to bring to pass everything He has promised. We are to set our mind on things above and use our spiritual sight as we run our race as when we do this we will see the road ahead very differently. Our role is to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to walk by faith and not by sight. Hebrews 10:23 (NASB) – Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Colossians 3:2 (NASB) – Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.
This race of faith is not always an easy one but we can be confident the Lord is always with us and His Spirit is guiding us. We are called to persevere even when there are obstacles in our race. In 1 Timothy 6:12 we read we are to ‘fight the good fight of the faith’. We can rise above our struggles and know we are overcomers in Christ as He has already won the victory for us. The Lord is reminding us to praise and trust Him in all parts of our race. This will cause us to leap over obstacles that may come our way in our race. God honours faith and great faith honours God and gives glory to Him. The steadfastness of the Old Testament ‘witnesses’ in Hebrews chapter 11 speaks to us of the rewards of never giving up. Their unyielding faith points to Jesus and urges us to follow their example and run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Philippians 3:14 (NASB) – I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Jesus is our example of how to run the race and we are to walk as He walked. 1 John 2:6 (NASB) – the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
The Lord is highlighting the need to lean on Him as our source of strength when we are weary in our race. He is inviting us to draw closer to Him in the tough parts of the race, to rest in His embrace and trust in Him. He wants to fill us with joy, hope and peace. It is our intimate relationship with Christ that allows us to endure and have joy in all parts of our race. Philippians 4:13 (NASB) - I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Isaiah 40:31 (NASB) – Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.
Be encouraged as you run your race of faith – the Lord is running with you and He knows the race course He has planned for you. Cast off anything that is hindering your race and run with joy, hope and freedom. Praise Him and trust in Him as He is faithful to equip you with all you need for every part of the course. Draw close to the Lord and allow Him to renew you and give you strength in the hard times of the race. Run the race appointed to you and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.
Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a heart to encourage Believers into a deeper relationship with the Lord and see them walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Her desire is to see believers understand their kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the Kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the Body of Christ united and awakened.
Leave It All Behind
April 14, 2017
I realize we have talked about leaving the past behind many times in the past few months, today I want to show you the importance of leaving the past behind in a real and tangible way.
Last night a friend who lives in another city called me and informed me that she was near my home and asked if I wanted to pray for a while. I said ‘sure, come on by.’
As soon as she came in the house and we settled down to worship God, a holy and sweet presence of God filled my home. It was incredible. It was obviously God’s plan for the night and He was blessing our time indeed.
We worshiped God and sat in His sweet, heavy presence for a long time, it was wonderful. Then, we began to talk. I don’t recall who started the conversation, but it was about things from the past, people from the past and that sort of thing.
Frankly, there was no good fruit in it.
When the conversation began about past issues, the presence of God left the room. I mean, it immediately left the room. My friend continued talking while I sat there silent.
When she was finished talking I began to pray. I said ‘God I repent of bringing up my past, I thank you that it is as far from me as the east is from the west. I thank you that the blood of Jesus covers it all and there is no good reason to carry it into this new season in you. I ask you to forgive me and I release me from all things in my past. I am free and I won’t bring it up again.’
You see often we carry scars from our past. From past hurts, past disappointment, past failures, and so many other things. But there is no good fruit that comes from rehearsing those things. None. It’s past time to leave it all behind and to not allow it to affect you any longer.
I think God gives us time to mourn our past hurts and disappointments but I also think there is a time to let it go…and the sooner the better. I mean really let it go, don’t even allow it into your thoughts and certainly not into your conversations.
The very fact that God’s presence left the room the moment we began to talk about past things is proof that He is NOT pleased with it.
As I was meditating on this the Lord reminded me of Lot’s wife.
We all know the story. Lot was delivered from Sodom and Gomorrah by God’s mighty hand. He and his family were told ‘don’t look back’ yet his wife looked back.
Genesis 19:26 says; ‘But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.’
I decided to do a little bit of word study on this verse.
The word ‘pillar’ means; to station oneself, to appoint one’s position, to determine ones stand.
The word ‘salt’ means; to tear away, to disperse, to dissipate.
In other words, Lot’s wife determined her position to be in what was behind her instead and the new place God was leading her and in doing so, she tore away from God’s protection and began to dissipate instead. She was no more.
For us, looking back caused God’s presence to leave. And from this scripture we see that looking back stops you from going into the new place God has for you. Ouch!
Philippians 3:13 says; ‘but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.’
I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to move on with God that I refuse to look back. And, I am so hungry for His tangible presence that I won’t do anything that will cause it to leave me. That’s my stand, that’s my position, how about you?
In 2005, Kim Potter founded A New Thing Ministries which reaches thousands of readers daily. In addition, Kim speaks at conferences and meetings nationwide. She currently is published often on the Elijah List, as well as her website www.anewthingministries.com, and social media. Kim's message is a message of hope, and she speaks to the heart of those who have become discouraged and disappointed by the circumstances they face in life, imparting to them the desire and ability to stand against all odds and see themselves as victorious and able to overcome every obstacle through God. She encourages people to press into God and discover that He is who He says He is. Nothing is more precious to her than the times she spends in the secret place with her God; from this place of oneness with Him, her anointing flows. Kim was ordained through Norvel Hayes Ministry over 20 years ago. It was there that she fell in love with the Lord and began a life of worship. Kim has witnessed God's dramatic healing power, both in her own life as well as with her daughter and many others.