Open Their Eyes, Lord, so They Can See Prophesies UNFOLD!
May 31, 2017
The Holy Spirit gave me this word from 2 Kings chapter 6. When the king of Syria was planning to attack Israel, Elisha sent a warning to him because as a true prophet and seer, the Lord revealed the plans of the enemy to him. The king of Syria didn't understand how Elisha could know all his schemes and strategies. He called his officers together and asked them if they were revealing his secrets to Elisha. One of the officers replied: No but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words that you speak in your bedroom.
The king of Syria then wanted to capture Elisha so he sent horses and chariots and strong forces against him. They went by night and surrounded the city. Elisha's servant was terrified and he asked Elisha, What will we do now? Elisha responded: "Don't be afraid, Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes Lord, so that he may see." Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire, and was able to see the spiritual armies of protection all around Elisha.
Some of you could only see the darkness that seems to be encamped around you and the enemy seems to be gaining ground. You are magnifying the situations in your lives which seem impossible to change in the natural. You may be going through a financial crisis, a family crisis or a serious illness. The armies which are rising up against you seem overwhelming, but the Lord says, "There are more with you, than against you". Jesus is going to open your eyes to see the hosts of heaven that are so much greater than the armies of the adversary.
I have recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness for the third time but last week I received a good report. I am now coming out victoriously once again. The past three years have been horrendous and it appeared as if I was totally defeated, but I continually drew from the well deep down inside of me. I had the word of God stored up in my heart. The word of God is alive and we should be in awe when we read it.
The Lord is saying to fear not. He has created the heavens and the earth and there is nothing that is impossible for Him to do. (Romans 8:11) But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (If you have accepted Jesus in your heart) The silver and the gold are mine says the Lord. The earth is Mine and everything in it, and all who dwell within. I founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. As you ask me for wisdom and to open your eyes, I will open the eyes of your understanding to recognize my protection, my provision and my direction for your life," says the Lord.
2 Kings 6:16-17
"So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." And Elisha prayed, and said, "Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha,"
"Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident,"
'Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.
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.
Angels of Blessing and the Month of June!
May 30, 2017
People of God, hold on, hold on, hold on for the Lord has dispatched angels of blessing to go before you and to bring recompense, restoration and increase back to you. Where the enemy has come and thought he plundered you, now the Lord has released these angelic hosts and they are going back to the enemy's camp and they are taking the spoils and bringing back all that was stolen.
The enemy is being paid back for touching you. The enemy is being paid back for tormenting you. The enemy is being paid back for stealing, killing and destroying in your life. The enemy is being paid back for lying to you. The enemy is being paid back for attempting to kill you.
The Lord is rising in your DEFENSE! This past while has been SO dark for SO many, but I heard the Lord say today that the level of darkness you have experienced is because of the MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH that is being released in your life. It's not something that the Lord is saying "is coming", it's something that is "upon you".
There are going to be major demonstrations of increase, of the blessing of God, of recompense, redemption and restoration for you. The night has turned into day.
I saw these angelic hosts going up and down timelines and they were taking back EVERYTHING that was stolen to bring back to the people of God. I saw these angelic hosts even going back into generational lines and closing doors as the people of God interceded and stood in declaration upon the Word of God.
I saw the Lord pronouncing BLESSING over generational lines and a line in the sand being drawn that decreed "From this point on there will be blessing upon blessing."
This morning the Lord spoke to me that there is a great battle on right now attempting to DISTRACT God's people. Don't look at the distraction. Keep standing upon the rhema Word the Lord gave you, for significant breakthrough and turnaround is upon you.
Where there has been a dark cloud of heaviness, the Lord is decreeing a CLOUD OF JOY!!!!!!
This isn't just a new 'season' for many of you, it's a 'new era'. What you are moving into now, the land of blessing, increase, abundance, opportunities and destiny is NOTHING like you have ever experienced before.
JUNE, "THE MONTH YOU WILL FEEL LIKE PINCHING YOURSELF"
The Lord spoke to me about June and I heard Him say "June, THE MONTH YOU WILL FEEL LIKE PINCHING YOURSELF". The atmosphere around me was filled with JOY and the feeling of EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS AND JOY!!!!
There is going to be SO MUCH JOY and BREAKTHROUGH in JOY that you will have the sense of "pinching yourself" because it feels surreal.. and I felt the Lord say...
"It is not SURREAL, IT IS SUPERNATURALLY REAL!!!!"
There is going to EXTRAVAGANT JOY in JUNE as the blessing, increase, recompense, redemption, restoration, favour and abundance of provision of the Lord's hand INCREASES on a level many have never experienced before.
I saw June like a beautiful rose that was OPENING UP and I heard the words "JUNE, THE MONTH OF THE DIVINE BLOOM"
SO MUCH is going to bloom IN YOU, THROUGH YOU and FOR YOU in June!!! The AROMA of Jesus, the ROSE OF SHARON is going to increase SO MUCH IN your life and THROUGH your life in June. A beautiful, deep, rich new, refreshing place of encounter with Jesus and place of DEEP intimacy.
WORSHIP IS GOING TO LIFT OFF THE HOOKS OF THE PAST AND TAKE YOU HIGHER THAN YOU'VE EVER BEEN
I saw in June specifically, as God's people really press in deeply into worship, increasing our time in worship, pressing deep in worship, I saw hooks that have been used to "trigger" God's people into fear, torment, things used to hold them back, keep them on the ground, stopping them from flying, are SUDDENLY lifting off and the Lord will take His people HIGHER than they have ever been. Higher in their perspective, their freedom, their joy, their peace, their revelation of the Word and significant increase in favour.
Where these hooks have sucked the life out of many of God's people, caused a deep weariness, a hopelessness of constantly being "pulled back" and a feeling of wanting to give up, these hooks will be removed ONCE AND FOR ALL and the Lord will give you greater HOPE, CLARITY, VISION, JOY, INSIGHT and WISDOM for the future than you have EVER had and to go FURTHER with Him than you ever DREAMED.
WORSHIP is a very STRATEGIC KEY to breakthrough always, but especially in JUNE. Worship Jesus! Worship Jesus!
JUNE - the month where you will feel like you are pinching yourself because of the amazing breakthrough, healing, joy, increase and abundance that He is releasing.
But remember what He said..
"It's not SURREAL.. it's SUPERNATURALLY REAL!!!!"
Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the Body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family, seeing powerful moves of God. Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the Body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they are living in Brisbane, Australia, with their two sons.
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The Mind of Christ Will Be the Mark!
Jo Ellen Stevens
May 29, 2017
The Darkness is getting Darker but the Light is getting Brighter!
A Vision of the Ark Door
I don’t get a lot of words like this, but God has been dealing with me the past few weeks about speaking to you about something that I have been seeing in the Spirit.
Many will ignore this, because they will think that it is a judgmental word, but the Lord wants you to know and is requiring me to speak, that it is not. It may go against the grain of what some are saying right now, but it is not because there are two things happening right now, that are simultaneous.
The darkness is getting darker and the Light is getting brighter! We all see through a glass darkly and some that are speaking warnings are not wrong and those that are speaking encouragement are not either! Everyone has a part of painting this end time picture. A DIVISION LIKE NO OTHER IS BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE and I have been having a continuous vision on a daily basis and the vision is of the door of an ark like that of Noah’s slamming shut!
“And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,” Matthew 24:37-38.
You see they were all doing it their way in Noah’s day!
You only exhibit truth in your life to the extent that your mind has been renewed
Now, I don’t mean that God is shutting people out of heaven. I see this door slamming and the Lord is speaking that there is a division coming for the people of God!
Not the sheep and goats, but in the church! God is asking many to make choices right now that will set them apart, so that the truth of His word will be revealed through their lives. You will only exhibit the truth in your life, to the extent that your mind has been renewed and you are walking in His word.
God is separating those who have the mind of Christ and those who are only Christian by name, those who truly have been freed of the world’s mindset and those who have a form of religion, but deny the power thereof. God is looking for the remnant right now. He is looking for those that are consumed with the Zeal of God, and cannot but prophesy!
Why Are Some Accepting the Ways of the World?
There are many in the church of Jesus Christ who have accepted the ways and ideas that the world is setting forth, even the highest court in the land has done this now. We are accepting the ways of the world, because they line up with our social class, or our race, or what we have been taught in our higher educational institutions.
We have reached to a place where we will even accept the murder of the innocent, because we want to not only be politically correct, but we want to ease our own consciences.
We want convenience in our lives, instead of responsibility, so we pick our politicians according to our way of thinking. We are even willing to accept that they are liars just to further our own causes.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears,” 2 Timothy 4:3.
These mindsets have become strongholds set up in our minds, that demonic powers can operate in and out of. But it does not matter what politician has condoned this way of thinking, or what court has said it is okay, if it is against the Word and ways of the Lord, it is against God’s Kingdom and His plans.
He is in the process of calling people to repent of their ways, and those who have renewed their minds to His word and His way, to the point where He can trust them to be His mouthpiece in the earth, and be the Gates in Psalms 24, that He is speaking of, so that the King of Glory and His Angels may come in!
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. He is giving us as the Church a window to repent and do things His way. He is expecting us to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God or word of God,” Isaiah 55:7-8.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete,” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (AMP).
You see, these mindsets must be destroyed, as we cast them down and replace them with His mind, as we wash ourselves, in the water of the Word.
He’s Looking for a Few Good Men and Women
He needs Kingdom minded people right now, and I believe that He is saying to me, as He continues to show me this door of opportunity closing, that there will be many whole denominations who will compromise His word, thinking that they are doing God a service, when indeed, He is about to shut them out of His Kingdom business, because of the timing that we are living in.
He has shown me in past words that I have brought to you, that this division does not mean that they will go to hell, but that He is marking those who will go into the land and utterly destroy all things that are not of the King and His Kingdom, and setup Kingdom reality, everywhere that they go!
You see, the Lord destroyed the earth with a flood, but first he gave them an example of an obedient man named Noah, and because of His obedience, it condemned those whose thoughts were evil continually, and WHO WALKED IN THEIR OWN WAYS.
“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart,” Genesis 6:5-6.
“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith,” Hebrews 11:7 (NIV).
You see, by walking in faith and obedience regardless of the political climate of the day, and while being mocked by all who saw him in his obedience, those that had taken the other side of this, were one day shut out of the ark, and only he and his family were saved! God is calling such men and women out of their closets!
God is calling you out, oh men and women of God! He is calling you to come up higher and put on the mind of the Lord and not the mind of the world.
And yes, you must know Him.. You must know how He thinks and have His wisdom if you are going to be those that are to become places for those who are perishing to run to! It is time to cast down your own thinking and walk in His ways instead of yours! Then and only then will those that are lost see the Glory upon you!
“After the Lord has washed away the [moral] filth of the daughters of Zion [pride, vanity, haughtiness] and has purged the bloodstains of Jerusalem from the midst of it by the spirit and blast of judgment and by the spirit and blast of burning and sifting. And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection). And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain,” Isaiah 4:4-6.
Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens is a prophetic speaker, author, worship leader, and intercessor from Connersville, Indiana. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years, pastoring, teaching, and leading prophetic worship. She operates in a prophetic anointing with words of knowledge and words of wisdom. She believes that every Believer should be hearing the Lord's voice and resounding His heart out of their intimate relationship with Him. She also believes God called her many years ago to encourage the Body of Christ to arise and shine with the glory of the Lord for such a time as this, no matter what their age, background, or social status! She believes that God has given us each a platform to use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring those who do not know the Lord out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, and that social media will play a great part in covering the earth with His glory!
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Preparation, Position and Provision
May 26, 2017
In 2014, a woman sat next to me at church as the Lord instructed her to do. Her obedience lead to a friendship that is strong to this day. In the early days of building our friendship, she said, “I keep hearing D-Day for you”. I remember researching D-Day and discovered the impact it had on the world. At the time, I wasn’t sure what the Lord was telling me, but wrote about her comment and the significance of the day in my journal; not giving it much thought thereafter.
Recently, I heard a prophetic voice talk about D-Day. It had been quite a while since I heard the term mentioned, but his explanation of the three types of soldiers and God’s Army started to stir in me.
Many people lost their lives that unforgettable day on June 6, 1944, but the impact the invasion had on the world was undeniable. I had the following dream a few weeks ago and began to have a deeper understanding of what God’s army entails.
My friend (the same one as above) and I were driving to a church situated high on a mountain. We knew approximately where to drive, but to get detailed directions to the church we stopped at a general store located at the foot of the mountain. While inside the store, we met a group of people who were also Disciples of Christ and they started to pray for our journey. As the prayers started to rise, a woman ran over to me and cried out, “You’re a Seal. You’re a Seal.” I knew in my spirit that as she shouted this at me, that the seal was a position that God was calling me to, although I did not fully understand it in the dream.
When I woke up, I began to reflect on the word seal. What came to my mind first were the seven seals in the book of Revelation. As each seal was opened something was either spoken or sounded, and revealed. I also thought of the purpose of a seal; it keeps something closed for security purposes until the object is to be revealed. Not knowing the purpose of my position as a seal or the meaning of the dream, I left it alone and waited for further insight from the Lord.
I hardly slept the next night, but prayed for the condition of the world based on what I saw in the spirit; the earth was weeping because of its poor state – physically and spiritually. Next thing I knew, I was in the spirit and saw and heard two people talking. One was an Army General; the other position was not revealed, but they were speaking about military related things. All of a sudden, the Lord’s presence came upon me and He spoke and explained the word seal to me. I was part of God’s Army and was appointed to the position of a Navy Seal.
When I researched the definitions and duties of a Navy SEAL, they all had the following in common. The name represents the environments in which they operate - Sea, Air, and Land. SEALS are trained for unconventional warfare and are considered to receive the toughest military preparation in the world; testing their stamina, leadership and ability to work as a team. Upon reading the definitions, I began to understand my position in God’s Army and the preparation that I endured for the assignment.
As I shared the dream with my friend, she wondered aloud why the Lord has not moved in His glory and the mighty way it has been prophesied. Out of my mouth came the words preparation, position and provision. After speaking those three words, I knew that God is working in His saints (army) so they will have an impact on the world in an undeniable way, just as D-Day did over 70 years ago.
As with so many of His disciples, God has been preparing me for His army. Looking back over the past five to seven years, I can see the spiritual training I was receiving. Processes that I underwent, lessons learned, revelations and most importantly, obedience to His instruction. The bible tells us that gold is tested and silver is refined. The testing of my personal, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological life was and is to ensure that I can endure the hardships of the respective mountains set before me. Just like a Navy Seal, I am trained for the mission from all perspectives – sea (psychological and emotional), air (spiritual) and land (physical).
Consider the areas that God has been testing you. Colossians 1:24-26 states: Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. (NIV)
There is a plan and a purpose for each of us. We are hidden and have been prepared for such a time as this. We are ready to land on the beach and climb the cliffs to accomplish the instruction given to us. We have experienced the testing and we think we are ready.
Like the delay surrounding D-Day, the mission set before us, the Lord needs to ensure the climate is right for the victory. It is now time for refinement. This comes as we wait for the instruction to move forward. As the Body of Christ, we are experiencing adjustments in our character or experiencing a deeper relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Many of us are still honing our skills, being refined, while others are ready, but have not received their instruction. When we are prepared, then the Lord can better position us.
Position is not separate from preparation, but it does have its own purpose. As we are prepared, the Lord is also opening up doors for the position to which we are called. The position of a Navy Seal is interesting, as they are usually amphibious, hidden under water. They remain hidden until it is time to land on the designated territory unbeknownst to anyone. So it is with us and our respective positions. Many of us are in a hidden position being refined and waiting for the instruction leading to victory.
On D-Day, the military was prepared and in position as they waited for the instruction to land. Each of us has a specific purpose. Some of the Body of Christ have gone out to scout the land and like Joshua and Caleb have brought back the good report. For those of us in place and ready, but are waiting, we trust God for His purpose in us. To accomplish the instruction, provision may be required, but it may not be financial, so be open.
The bible shows us that the Lord will provide for the position for which we are appointed. The story of Gideon is an example of provision that is not financial. God called Gideon to the position of a mighty warrior and provided the men to accomplish the taking of the land (Judges, Chapter 6 and 7). And it didn’t take thousands of men, but only 300. Gideon stepped out in faith and the means to take the territory was provided. We also must step out in faith knowing that the provision will be accessible, if we are obedient. The provision does not always come in the form of a check or cash, but can come to us as knowledge shared, an introduction to a person, or from the obedience to follow an instruction.
For me personally, provision has been a faith walk. Following the instruction to “set aside and save” according to 1 Corinthians 16:2, the amount spoken was not enough to accomplish the position. But God is faithful and when He gave another instruction to take on a side job, the finances were available. Interesting to me is the finances thru the side job are only available as I need it. I never have too much or too little, but enough to accomplish the task assigned. So for now, the faith walk is continual, teaching me to trust Him for all things.
All Things Hidden Will Come to Light
Just like the Navy Seals, many in the Body of Christ are hidden for a predestined time. WAIT! When the instruction is sounded and your D-Day has arrived, you will be ready to fulfill the mission set before you. Out of the darkness you will shine! “Arise, shine: for your light has come, And the Glory of the LORD rises upon you. (Isaiah 60:1) Be encouraged in this time of preparation and positioning. Don’t worry about the provision, it will come as you trust Jehovah Jireh (The LORD Will Provide; Genesis 22:14) and follow His instructions.
There is an army rising up and we each have a specific position. No position is better than another. As we live and move and have our being in Him (Acts 17:28), we will accomplish our respective commission to usher in God’s glory. Rise up and take your position!
Julie Castro is author of On Earth as It Is in Heaven, a Personal Allegory, owner of Fiesta Publishing and TV Host of Thirst No More and Bear Fruit. Obedience to write and publish the book opened doors leading to the birth of the TV program. Understanding that she is in a process of refinement, Julie hones her craft as a publisher and TV Host and she waits for her D-Day. To learn more about the book and Fiesta Publishing, go to www.fiestapublishing.com.
It's Time to Feel Hope in Your Dreams!
May 25, 2017
I have been hearing God say that dreams that have appeared dead are coming back to LIFE! He is going to breathe NEW LIFE into them.
I was immediately taken back to a vision I had several months back. In this vision, I was inside an old movie theater. I could see the movie screen and an old movie projector that used reel films.
On the screen I could see a fuzzy pixelated picture and it was on a countdown. 5 ..... 4 ..... 3 ..... 2 ..... 1 ..... GO!
Then on the screen, a movie began to play clearly of the DREAMS that God has for us! Then I was in another scene where I found myself in a dimly lit room with a huge library of old reel films. God showed me that these were dreams that He had implanted in the hearts of His people, but they had been forgotten and appeared lifeless. And I saw that these dreams were being taken off the shelves, being dusted off, and placed on the movie projector. God was taking each of these lifeless reel films from a time of decay and disuse on these old dusty shelves and bringing them each into REALITY (bringing them into existence) to be projected into the natural realm.
The Lord has showed me that there are many who have dreams that appear lifeless right now. At one time you might have been confident in those dreams, but as time passed you began to wonder if the fulfillment of those dreams you envisioned would ever become a REALITY. You have become discouraged and upset with God! Defeat has set in! And HOPE has been lost as you have become fixated on what appears HOPELESS!
In the biblical story of Lazarus (John 11:1-44), that situation looked HOPELESS too! Lazarus had been dead in the tomb for four days. His loved ones were mourning his loss and Jesus had delayed in coming to the tomb. It was likely that Lazarus had already begun to decay and it appeared at that point that there was nothing Jesus could do. But, Jesus spoke and NEW LIFE was breathed into Lazarus and he came forth out of the tomb.
Like the "dry bones" in Ezekiel 37, that situation appeared HOPELESS also! It says in Ezekiel 37:2 that the bones were very very dry. There appeared to be no HOPE for life. But the Lord commanded that Ezekiel speak a prophetic message over the bones, and as he did it says "So I prophesied, just as He commanded me. The breath entered them and they came alive!" (Ezekiel 37:10 MSG)
Just like Lazarus and the dry bones, NEW LIFE can be breathed into those dreams! What might appear hopeless and dead to you is POSSIBLE with God. God specializes in the IMPOSSIBLE! (see Luke 18:27.) And He is God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did (see Romans 4:17).
I felt the Lord telling me that there are many who need to come back into agreement with Him for those dreams that appear lifeless and all HOPE has been lost. The enemy has tried to keep you distracted with focusing on the HOPELESSNESS of those dreams. But, He says to turn your FOCUS back onto Him.
He needs you to ALIGN your heart with His Will and position yourself for those dreams to be DISPLAYED in the natural for His GLORY!
And as you do, keep yourself plugged into His Life Source and begin to speak Scriptures of LIFE into those dreams again! Begin to call them forth! His Word has the ability to permeate NEW LIFE into that which appears dead.
He is ready to flick the switch and TURN ON the reel for those who will say YES and give permission for His Spirit to control the projector! As the reel turns and each frame of those dreams move from one place on the reel to the next and are projected into the natural at the EXACT moment that God intends.
So, LET GO of HOPELESSNESS! Surrender it all to Him. Draw close to Him with complete TRUST and FAITH. And respond by saying, "YES!"
Now watch as those dead dreams begin to COME ALIVE!
Amanda Mae Preston resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband and has been blessed with two beautiful daughters and two grandsons. Her and her husband both have a passion for Jesus and the truth of his amazing Grace and share a call to reach others with the true Gospel. They currently lead house church meetings at their home. Amanda loves to share her faith and encouraging words with others in person and through social media. She has a heart to love the lost to Christ and a strong desire to help others discover their true identity in Christ.
You Are Breaking Through!
May 24, 2017
In a sudden vision, I saw a group of people holding up this massively HUGE LOG, men and women both, holding it up like a battering ram! They were using it to FORCEFULLY RAM into a huge door on this BIG BARN! This is exactly representative of what’s been rising up in my spirit. There is something in us being stirred up screaming ENOUGH! “The Kingdom of God suffers violence but the violent take it by FORCE.” Matthew 11:12
Merriam-Webster defines “battering ram: a large and heavy piece of wood or other material that is used to hit and break through walls and doors.”
Gotta be honest, an image of a violent group of men and women holding this BIG LOG parallel to the ground got me tickled and when I confessed that to God I heard, “That’s because you need to get YOUR JOY UP!” Even though I know “the joy of the Lord is my strength”, sometimes I need to be reminded…
“You shall go out with JOY and be lead forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall BREAK FORTH BEFORE YOU!” Isaiah 55:12
God has always had His plan for you; He’s never deviated, even when you’ve thought you messed it up. His blueprint of your life has not changed! “The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable”. Romans 11:29 And just like many before you (Joseph, Esther, David, etc) God’s Destiny, that HE spoke over you when He shaped you in creation, is SURE. Often when you’ve been in a long season of disappointment and pain, aka preparation, you need God to BREATHE His Breath of Life into you anew.
God says, “Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I AM removing what has maligned you and I AM Aligning you! I AM removing your disappointments and I AM replacing them with MY Appointments! NO MORE WAITS! No More Delays and No More Denials! Preparation time is over and Positioning time is HERE.”
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1 God declares, “YOU ARE BREAKING THROUGH!”
Dawn Baker is a Sold Out Warrior-Worshiper. Born and raised in Canada, Dawn met Jesus at 7 yrs old believing she’d discovered the biggest secret ever! Soon thereafter religion tried fitting her into molds but she just didn’t fit; her very real and personal encounter with Jesus changed her heart forever. Jesus was NEVER a "get out of hell free" card; He was all consuming Love to walk and talk with every day! Dawn has a story; a life woven with great loss, deep pain, abuse, cold and hunger BUT also the FAITHFULNESS of the God she met at 7. Today she owns a national physician recruiting company with a passion that burns in her, just like it did at 7 yrs old, that everyone will meet and KNOW HER JESUS.
Let Go and Let God Fight For You!
May 22, 2017
It has taken me years to fully understand that God really does love me and that He IS FOR ME! After all, doesn't the Scripture say that "...if God is for us,, who (can be) against us...? (Ro 8:31)(AMP). Yes, we serve a very BIG God and nothing is impossible for Him. So, why can't I trust Him to fight for me and on my behalf? It's because so many times I can't let go! Can you let go? Interesting, isn't it? We really do believe that we can fix our own problems- when ultimately it's God who knows all things. We are afraid to give all our concerns to God...like He might forget about them and not do anything about them!
We Need Not Fear Our Enemy
We need not fear our enemies because none of them is more powerful than God. It's clear that our enemy is against us- but let me remind you that is his only position! Our God is IN us, AROUND us, OVER us, SURROUNDING us, and THROUGH us! It's time for us, as believers, regardless of denomination, gender or color to let go of our fear and trust God.
Ps. 125:1-2 says:
"Those who trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever. As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from this time forth and forever."
We are like a mighty mountain which are not to be moved by the storms that confront us. If God promises to surround us then that means that He is holding us firmly and not allowing us to fall! He promises to never leave us or forsake us. (see 1 Corinthians 3:16).
Rise Up, Army of the Lord!
Since we know these things to be true, let's not focus on circumstances but rather get prepared for any battle without feeling threatened or fearful. Our God will fight for us! We have nothing to fear!
Take up your sword, which is God's Word and let Him fight for you today!
Hebrews 4:12 "For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
DR. SANDIE FREED co-labors with her husband, Mickey Freed, doing the work of the Lord as a ministry team. In addition, they are the founders of Zion Ministries Training Center in Bedford, Texas, and Lifegate Church International. Sandie has traveled nationally and internationally teaching dreams and visions seminars and on spiritual discernment. Her ability to adequately prophesy and discern spiritual strongholds over regions has released numerous breakthroughs for individuals and ministries. Sandie has authored Dream On, and eleven other books, most of which are in several different languages. Dr. Sandie and Apostle/Pastor Mickey are ordained with Christian International Ministries, serving on their Board of Governors. They have been married since 1973, and have one daughter, Kimberly.
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May 19, 2017
Several years ago, our family spent concentrated time learning from Pastor Henry Wright’s ministry. He has pioneered the spiritual roots to physical disease—through which lasting healing has been released to many.
I was stunned to find a consistent thread in a wide variety of disease which our culture (medical, family, and religious) tend to accept as normative—such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Are there some physical factors such as diet, environment and stress management? Yes.
Are there spiritual factors which can be addressed to facilitate the flow of healing that Father is committed to? Yes.
What Two Roots?
The two consistent roots in a wide variety of disease were:
Rejection, abandonment and other unresolved conflict from: 1. a father or 2. mother.
Now, please stay with me so we can get to the good part—making room for healing flow.
I Will Bring on You NONE of These. . .
Shortly after Israel left Egypt, they encountered the lack of a basic life essential—water. The bitter waters jeopardized their health, and lives, in the scorching desert heat. Father engineered the whole THREE DAY situation—with no water in the desert--as a teaching moment which He intended to imprint in the neuropaths in their organic brains.
“Listen carefully. Do what is right in My eyes. Pay attention to My commands. Keep My decrees.
Then, I will bring none of the diseases of the Egyptians on you. I AM Adonai Rapha, the Lord who heals you." Exodus 15:22-27 [my paraphrase]
He was saying I WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS and I will HEAL you. It's connected.
Studies now show that a child’s worldview and perception of self is shaped by the time they are five. In those short years (womb to age five), they are most tender and sensitive, which is key component of hearing from the Lord and entering His rest (Hebrews 4:6-11). The kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these, Matthew 19:14.
When parents are “under the gun,” backs to the wall, trying to make a living in an Egyptian-controlled economy with its degrees of fear and pain, little to no available time and energy reserves are left to meet the needs (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) of their children in their most sensitive state. Nor do they have the state of mind to give the large amounts of mercy and grace in the learning process that little ones need.
Parents themselves feel very much like abandoned children in this setting.
In that environment, small situations snowball into large ones. This creates an environment in the three-fold personhood (spirit, soul and body) that are conducive to disease—which may even lay dormant for years as those seeds in the wounds grow to harvest.
Spirit of Elijah RESTORES FAMILIES
In our day, the spirit of Elijah is being released to cause the people to choose: WHICH God will you serve? And then, to restore the children and their parents, Malachi 4:5-6.
When the children’s sensitive hearts are overtly wounded or passively disregarded, those parts turn hard like little stones. Those block them from connecting rightly with their own personhood, with their parents and with their Heavenly Father.
Every one has some degree of these wounds, these stones, because there is only One Perfect Parent--and He is our Heavenly Father.
We cannot sustain our children in every way they need (nor could our parents do so for us), but we can clear the stones out for ourselves and for them so that we can connect with The Perfect Parent who CAN and WANTS to supply our EVERY need--which is what He communicated when He told Israel, "I will bring NONE of these Egyptian diseases on you. I will meet your needs (water, etc.), and I AM your Healer." He's the only One who can fill this level of parenting that we each need.
We can remove the blockers (stones) for ourselves and our children which prevent us from receiving from Him what He is trying to give.
This is a spiritual work. Clearing out these stones to prepare the way of the Lord, Isaiah 62:10.
Her Last Words
My grandma’s last note to me ended with these unusual words: “Redeem the time.” Only weeks later, she died, and we sorted her belongings. She loved her family, it was so evident in her possessions, but she had difficulty communicating that with them.
The Father allowed me to understand her heart, her trouble, and her message from eternity—“Don’t stop where I stopped--go farther than I’ve been—REDEEM THE TIME.” The words she could not say, He allowed me to hear in my spirit.
Message to You from Eternity
You have family who stand in the corridors of eternity and cheer you on. Some may have left extra work for you to do because of their unfinished business (Egypt is a hard taskmaster). But, they want YOU to heal and to go further than they went, as they stand on eternity side.
When we reconcile our generations, we make room for healing to flow and generational blessings to be activated.
Your family in Heaven, now fully reconciled with their Heavenly Father, release the SAME message to you: —“Don’t stop where I stopped--go farther than I’ve been—REDEEM THE TIME.”
Stone Clearing Strategy to Make Room for Healing, Generational Blessing Activation and Restoration
I welcome you to take some time, read the prayer strategy and take it to heart. Then, take the wounds honestly to your Heavenly Father, and work through the healing release and re-alignment with Him.
Father, thank You for Your redemption and mercy. Thank You that by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ I have the legal right to be a welcomed member of Your eternal family.
Please cover me and my family with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ--no warfare is allowed to cross the bloodline around each of us.
I yield these wounds and traumas from my conception through the first five years of life which I received from my parents, caregivers, and any other adult authority (name the wounds if you know them). . .to You, Lord Jesus Christ. Please wash them with Your blood, cleanse and heal them, close the wounds, and remove the traumas.
Father, please nullify any vows and judgments I made against them, myself, or anyone else that were out of alignment with Your good will for me (childhood vows, etc.). I confess and repent for the sins I released out of these wounds. Please separate me from them, destroy their effect at the Cross, wipe my record clean, and heal anyone I injured, including myself.
I choose to release, and not retain, those who sinned against me in my most sensitive state. Come, Lord Jesus Christ, cleanse and heal these wounds and remove the traumas with Your blood, close them, remove the stones, rebuild the area, and rule and reign here in this space.
Father, please separate me from any person, place, thing, or time which I aligned to which was not Your good will for me. Please take Your big sword and separate my soul and spirit, joint and marrow, and Adonai Kadesh (The Lord Who Sanctifies) me to Yourself.
Holy Spirit, please take out the trash, cleanse and heal the areas, rebuild, restore, anoint, and do much more in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father, please deal with any demonic and helpers which used the areas of infant and childhood wounds to keep pain flowing and triggers snapping. Please release Your angels to guard and protect me, giving me time and space to heal.
Please fill all these spaces in me with Your Holy Spirit and fill in the cracks and crevices in me with Your abundant mercy and grace.
I am allowing YOU in to meet my needs and to heal me. Melt my walls with Your kindness, mercy and grace.
I honor You for your plan in my family, and honor my parents for giving me life. Please help me to release the NEW path You have put in my heart—to go beyond where my generations were blocked and to redeem the time.
Please connect me to Your Kingdom plan for myself and my family, release healing into my spirit, soul and body, and activate the release of all the generational blessings You desire me to have at the times You desire me to have them. Please connect me to the restoration of my family’s inheritance in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, my perpetual Jubilee. I release this all to You, please center me and restore my soul in You, amen.
For Your Children (& Grandchildren):
(You can stand in for both sides of the family if you are a single mother or father because: 1. You are your Heavenly Father’s child so you can ask big. 2. You have the ministry of reconciliation. 3. An unbelieving husband or wife is sanctified by the believing one—so your children are holy, 1 Cor. 7:14.)
Father, thank You so much for the children You have given me. It is an honor and a trust from You to have been given these unique children.
I confess that I have failed many times to be the parent they needed, even though I wanted to, and was trying to be. Please forgive me for the wounds I caused them—and please forgive me and my family for placing other gods before you.
In the years of their sensitivity, I wounded them and caused stones to grow in their hearts, even though that is not what I desired. Please forgive me, and remove the stones. Any words I wrongly spoke over them, I ask Your forgiveness, and call any assignment, curse or judgment that I released to them null and void and without effect at the Cross.
Whatever I passed to them that I had not resolved which was not Your divine plan for our family, please intervene and release them from it. Father, even Samuel the amazing prophet had sons who did not walk in his righteous ways, unresolved generational issues were passed on, but his grandsons turned to You whole-heartedly. THIS is what I want for my children and grandchildren. Wholeheartedly love and connection to You so they may live in the light of Your face and from the blessing of Your hand.
Father, any vow or judgment they made against me and their family, I forgive and release them. Please cover it all with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. I ask You to nullify their vows which were out of alignment with Your good will for their lives, and release mercy to them where bitterness and judgment was. Please remove the hardness in their hearts that I caused, as well as that caused by the unresolved idolatry in the family line. Wipe their record clean, Father. Give them a new beginning. Please connect their hearts back to Yours, and align their three-fold personhood, and cause their time to be redeemed. Restore and do much more for them.
Please fill all these spaces in them with Your Holy Spirit and fill in the cracks and crevices in them with Your abundant mercy and grace.
I am inviting You to come, to meet their needs, and to heal them. Melt their walls with Your mercy, grace and kindness.
I speak Your Holy Name—Adonai Rapha over my children and grandchildren. HEAL THEM, Father. Place Your Name on their hearts.
Please connect them to Your Kingdom plan, release healing into their spirit, soul and body, and activate the release of all the generational blessings You desire them to have at the times You desire. Please connect them to the restoration of our family’s inheritance in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father, I agree with your good plans for their lives, and as their mother/father, I BLESS my son/daughter. As their Heavenly Father, please bless them, and give them grace to be who You created them to be, and who they want to be. I release this to You, Father, for Your full intervention, In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
Crystal Wade writes to throw out a lifeline of hope for people to receive connectivity to trust the Father and be internally aligned to relate to Him, and thus receive His relationship and the blessings that naturally flow from Him. She loves to discover the redemptive plan of the Father in people, places, and things. She co-authored Pure Joy and wrote Perfect Peace together with its audio album, tools for healing trust and growing the spirit. She is managing editor of HopeStreams.net. Crystal and her husband Stephen share a passion to position the next generation to be anchored in truth so they can fly in the spirit. To that end, their family launched Let’s Wade In, a media outlet, which is both a community for children, tweens and teens and a tool for parents and caregivers to anchor students in truth so they can fly in the Spirit. They have three wonderful sons.
Prepare Yourself to Be Used in the Coming Move of GOD!
May 18, 2017
The Lord gave me a most encouraging word, and He is anxious that I share it with you. It is: “Free yourself up to minister in this great move of God! It’s happening now!”
In prayer this morning, the Lord showed me a front-end loader dumping its bucket of granite into the back of a pickup truck, over and over again. This is what you have been in training for your entire Life – to carry “The Rock”- JESUS! It is your “job” to fill up, pour out, and fill up again and again with “The Rock”! He is the front-end loader, and You are the pickup truck! Let’s get to work!
The Lord says, “I am coming, but not like you expect.”
Yesterday morning, the Lord gave me two visions of Himself. In one, He was a Lion, walking across a rocky mountain top. He had on His crown, red velvet and gold. We locked gaze periodically as He made His way across the rugged terrain. I knew that He always knew where I was – I was always in His sight. In the other, Jesus was on a white horse on a bed of clouds. He had on His crown and His sash. His horse was magnificent! Its long mane caught my attention, as it pawed at the “ground”, first with its left hoof, and then its right. Jesus’ horse was anxious to move!
The Lord gave me some very specific instructions for myself, but for all of us, He said (my clarification in parenthesis):
“I am giving you wisdom and a roadmap, a strategy. You have the skills necessary for this (next) great move. I am tempering your will, and your emotions, to stabilize you throughout (this move). That is why you have been in emotional upheaval, to teach you balance, and control.”
“I am moving among my people. Some will be pushed into position (pushed to the front lines). Some will be thrust, and some will just POP onto the front (lines) as I move. You move (when) I move and sway among you, and your actual, physical bodies make way for advancement.”
As He spoke, I remembered a movie I saw once. It was of the Holy Spirit moving through a crowd in South America somewhere. As He did, He cut a swath, an actual path, through the crowd of people. Human eyes could not see His form, but their bodies sure moved out of the way for Him!
Your Destiny is Guaranteed!
“My hand will be on you, as I push and sift and sort whoever I will - those who will be forerunners for this great move. However, you will all be involved! Maybe not at the very beginning, but you surely will not miss it!”
“You who hear My Voice will all be involved to some degree, at a certain level. This will be revealed to you ‘as you go’ (see Luke 17:14).”
“Your place has been determined. Your position has been determined. Your advancement has been predetermined, and your Destiny is guaranteed, says the Lord God Jehovah (see Romans 8:29-30).”
“For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being]” (Romans 8:29-30)).
“Every single thing you have ever done, no matter how small or seemingly meaningless, has given you a skill, or honed one you already had, for the great move. You have been in training. Some have learned patience, others control. Some have learned to keep their wits about them, while others learned skills necessary to help others learn what they needed to know. Some have been used of Me, unbeknownst to them, to help push, shove or sand and mold others into the shape that I desire.”
You Are the Chosen Vessel
“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does? says the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel” (Jeremiah 18:6).
“This is one great “Potter’s Wheel”! The oil is the anointing that I use to shape the clay, on the outside and the inside of the vessel. You are the chosen vessel and I have made of you what I will for this current season, for this fragment of time. Every hardship, every joy, has shaped you into what I desire you to be, inside and out. You look marvelous in my eyes.”
“I have entrusted you with my greatest treasure – each other. You are shaping and honing each other by the work of my hands. Each act you perform (for the Kingdom) has an effect on every person (ripple effect), and for eternity. Just listen to Me, and you will be in the Book of Acts, just like my beloved Apostles!”
So, if there was any doubt that you are chosen for this move of God, it must be totally gone now!
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.
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As One United in Christ Fellowship
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Denham Springs, LA
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Facing Battles? God Has Your Back!
His Voice and Glory are Your Rear Guard
May 17, 2017
God has an eternal unbreakable covenant of protection with His people. Despite the various attacks the Body of Christ is experiencing from the enemy, the Lord is reassuring us of His covenant of protection. He is never taken by surprise by what befalls us. In His foresight and wisdom, He has made plans for us to be protected. I hear Him say that, His voice will bring your deliverance. His glory will not desert you in the place of your fiercest battle.
There are various Scriptures in the Bible that attest to God's covenant of protection with us. Deuteronomy 33:26 is majestic in its description of the power of God to protect: "There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the clouds to help you and on the clouds in His Majesty." Psalm 91 talks about us being protected in His secret place and in Isaiah 58:8 the Lord promises that His glory will be our rearguard. The Lord spoke to me about various ways we can be positioned to enter into His covenant of protection.
His Voice Will Speak Clearly to Strengthen You to Stand Firm in Your Full Armor
"The enemy had sought to paralyze me with fear but the Lord's voice paralyzed the onslaught of fear and stopped it in its tracks."
Recently the Lord spoke to me through an event that reinforced His faithfulness in delivering us from unexpected attacks. I was at an airport in London on my way to minister in the US. I was carrying several luggage bags and sought help from a gentleman to help me carry one of my pieces of luggage up the escalator. He obliged and took my luggage as he was getting up the escalator just in front of me. Suddenly he lost his grip on his hard-cased luggage and he stumbled. His luggage fell on my chest hitting me sharply with force. I cried out at the sudden pain and unexpectedness of it and naturally felt myself about to go on a downward spiral. Suddenly the still small voice of God in me spoke with loudness and clarity: "You must not fall."
His voice gave me strength and in that split second I knew I had to stand firm, almost supporting the man in front of me. I braced myself standing firm, gripping the side rails with my legs firmly rooted. The man was able to regain his balance as I regained mine, also stopping what could have been the natural progression of my fall. All around me people were asking if I was Okay. I'm thankful to Jesus for giving me that split-second decision on how to react. Were it not so, probably several of us would have fallen down the escalator and would have been very badly hurt.
I believe the Lord would have me encourage you through this incident. If you've been hit by a sudden shock of calamity or bad news, brace yourself and stand firm. Jesus has your back. Do not allow what you are going through to send you on a downward spiral. Your decision to stand strong will not only strengthen you, it will strengthen others too. I believe the voice of God positioned me to stand so the Lord's glory could support my back and prevent my fall. His voice is releasing strength in these days of intense battles for us to do all we can to stand. Ephesians 6 encourages us to take on the full armor of God that we may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all to stand. When we stand firm, we are positioned for victory!
The Voice of God Through His Word Will Break the Backbone of Setbacks
The Lord is restoring a revival of His Word that releases truth to set us free and protect us from evil. His Word is eternal, faithful and sure. He is calling us to make good warfare through His Word so that our faith will not be shipwrecked. Fresh ability to stand and secure our victory is released as the truth of His Word anchors our soul.
Recently, just days before 2017, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. This was unexpected as I had felt quite well. Throughout the day of the diagnosis, my blood pressure was taken and it was consistently high. One of the hospital staff was concerned, asking if I was sick. The systolic measurement was 177 while the diastolic measurement was also higher than normal. I was told that when the blood pressure reads 160, I really should be taking medication for treatment.
As I heard the news, I began to ponder on how this condition had affected my family with some from my Dad's side of the family having died from it. My itinerary ministry schedule is quite busy and I wondered how this news would alter my ministry lifestyle. I know of some ministers who are unable to travel because they have high blood pressure due to doctors' orders.
I came home that day, sitting in my bedroom, feeling a momentary panic as thoughts almost overwhelmed me. Friends, be watchful in your moments of vulnerability for this is often the time the voice of the enemy seeks to ring louder than the truth of God's love for us. The Lord understands our frame, for He made us but he has also made us with the ability to break through situations that want to break us if only we would heed His voice in those moments.
Thoughts from the enemy flooded my mind, reminding me of members of my family currently being treated for high blood pressure. His deceptive voice took on the wiliness of the serpentine nature he used to deceive Eve in the garden as he whispered to me, "Do you not know all healing ministers die of sickness at some point? You are no different as the same will happen to you."
"His voice will bring your deliverance. His glory will not desert you in the place of your fiercest battle."
The enemy, as he whispered his deception to me, had not bargained that the Lord would be my very present help in trouble. The Lord was with me and supernaturally I felt as if my hand was guided to automatically open my Bible to John 10 and the voice of the Lord rang clear and true from the pages as His Words came alive.
I heard His voice of truth through the pages saying, "My sheep hear My voice, the voice of a strange one they do not hear" (see John 10:4-5). He spoke again, "The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy but I come to bring life and life more abundantly" (see John 10:10). The enemy had sought to paralyze me with fear but the Lord's voice paralyzed the onslaught of fear and stopped it in its tracks. He warned me gently not to allow the enemy to ascribe to him what the enemy does.
The Lord has come to destroy the enemy's work in our lives! (see 1 John 3:8.) He told me to trust Him and that He would heal me. For 4 days, without taking any medication from the hospital (I am not against people taking medication as the Lord can choose to bring relief to us through that) I praised the Lord continually, meditating on His healing Word and ingesting His Word like medicine to my body. I reminded myself of those the Lord had used me to pray for with high blood pressure who had testified of being healed. I saturated my spirit with His healing Word as I slept with healing Scriptures at night. I took authority and broke generational curses of sickness in my family.
After 4 days I went back to the hospital. The doctor took my blood pressure several times. It had gone down to 116 from the previously read 177! It was a fantastic result as the doctor declared my body had returned to normal and has remained normal to-date. I rejoiced that the Lord had healed me as He said He would and thanked Him that I could continue in my call with my busy schedule of ministry and not be hampered by the setback the enemy had planned. His eternal Word had bolstered my faith so I could receive my healing in the glory realm!
Armor Bearers Arise!
Lastly, I feel the Lord impressing on me the need for us as a Body to stand in unity, providing intercessory cover for each other. Years ago, the Lord showed me a picture of a body standing in unity, their hands stretched forth to pray for the ones in front of them. As each stood as armor bearers, their prayer covered and protected the ones in front while they themselves were covered by the armor bearers standing at their back. These prayers released the glory of God which covered and protected each Believer.
Our standing in the gap for each other is a powerful strategy from Heaven which is infinitely effective in breaking the enemy's yokes. Do not think Heaven is unaware of what you are going through, for the Lord is releasing strength though His voice, His glory and His Body that is standing in obedience to cover and pray as armor bearers. It's not a season for defeat but a time of victory!
Ella Onakoya is the founder of Harvest of the Nations. She is a full-time itinerant minister and author based in the UK who has been traveling for several years to preach a message of revival and awakening to Believers in churches; she also preaches the Gospel to the lost and unsaved in many parts of the world. The ministry also aims to equip, activate, and disciple Believers in their calling to do the works that Jesus did. As an evangelist and prophetic revivalist, Ella Onakoya travels and ministers extensively in Asia, Africa, Europe, the UK, and in America with God fulfilling His Words with signs and wonders as she speaks at crusades, conferences, church revival meetings, and equipping schools.