Eyes On The Throne

Which throne are your eyes on? Men are being kicked off their thrones, seemingly daily, for immoral acts they have done, improper financial dealings they have committed, or even just because they are past the age of ruling in their sphere of influence. The thrones of men are temporary, they are corrupt and they are plentiful. We are going to be seeing more and more men dethroned and people are going to be devastated or delighted, but they are just the thrones of men. I hear the Lord saying, “Which throne are your eyes on?”

Thrones of men can be admired and desired by men, people think being famous, rich, powerful are the marks of “making it”, success or even control, but the thrones of men are an illusion, they are not reality. If you knew what it took to get on that throne, you would be astonished. The enemy always causes thrones to dazzle and sparkle in order to get us to focus on the thrones of men. Solomon said it this way in Proverbs 23:31-32 “Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper.”

Which throne are your eyes on? The church building has built thrones called pulpits, people love the pulpit, they want to stand behind the pulpit, they want to hold the microphone, thinking it is the pinnacle location in the building. People leave church and come to church based on the person behind the pulpit, which throne are your eyes on? There is another throne, were we are to fix our eyes On. Hebrews 8:1-2 says, “Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man.” Join all the others who have eyes on His throne!

Prepare the Gates

Psalm 24 speaks of opening the gates so the king of glory can come in. God is rebuilding some gates like in the days of Nehemiah and He is cleansing other gates. God is about to come in through the gates of our nation. Finding those gates and repairing them or cleansing them is part of the final preparation before Passover. The King of Glory is about to come through the gates of nations. When the Lord reveals to you where a gate Into your state is, go there and cleanse it or repair it so it is ready for the King of Glory to come in. An example of this is the arch in St. Louis it is called the Gateway to the West, but it is also a gate into the state of Missouri. Go to that gate and cleanse it for the King of Glory is coming in.

Psalm 24 is what heaven is declaring right now. Open the gates, cleanse the gates, repair the gates my friends. In Ghana there is a gate it is actually called the Black Star Gate, we have had friends there cleansing that gate so the King of Glory can come into that nation. In San Francisco, CA there is a Golden Gate, if you are near there, cleanse the gate, so the King of Glory can come in. Not all gates are named gates but in the spirit we can discern that it is a gate. If the Lord reveals this to you, go to the gate and cleanse it, repair it for the King of Glory is coming in to the nations and the nations hear His voice at the gate for they are answering His call by saying, who is this King of Glory and the Lord is responding, the Lord, the Lord strong and mighty! My friends it is time for us to prepare the gates.

A Wave Is Coming

We have exchanged obedience for acceptance; comfort for correction; discipline for not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings; and respect for tolerance. Then we wonder why people are so easily offended, children are reckless and people are powerless. We have thrown away the values of the kingdom and embraced the culture in which we live. Instead of recognizing how much ground we have given up, we complain about how things never change not realizing we have no desire to change. We have chosen familiarity over the fear of the Lord and we are experiencing the consequences for it. We want people to tell us how to better ourselves not to die to ourselves. We have become soft and wonder why we are not strong. We don’t read our bibles, we don’t pray, we hear ourselves and call it God, then wonder why miracles don’t manifest, the presence of God does not fill the room and why people are not coming to “our” church. People of God, the problem is not what unbelievers are doing, the problem is what believers have given up.

Hebrews 2:1-3 says, “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”

I had a dream last night in which there was a tsunami coming, I knew it in the dream so was trying to find a “safe” place up high so the wave would not sweep me away, for I thought it was coming to destroy. When I found a place as high as I could go, someone was with me and we looked out in the distance and the person with me said, I see the dark clouds forming, it won’t be long now before it is here. All around us was blue skies, so the clouds forming confirmed there was a deluge coming, my body was reacting in fear but my spirit was saying to me, remember God said to Noah I will never flood the earth again with water, then my spirit said, remember Habakkuk 2:14 ““For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.” I knew this tsunami was God coming and I could see HIm in the distance. But the fear remained even when I woke up.

Now that I am awake and I am praying about this dream, the Lord says to me, “familiarity of Me has replaced the fear of Me.” I then remembered when I first came to Smithon, MO to the outpouring there, the power of God scared me. God is not who we have made Him out to be and when He shows up in power it is going to scare us in our flesh, for we have become so familiar with God, but He is not one we are to be familiar with, we are to live with the fear of the Lord, for He is God and we are not. This next wave of God coming to earth is going to be so powerful, it is going to scare us, heal us, revive us, recalibrate us, realign us and we are going to feel so much better when it does. We are out of order, we can’t fix ourselves, but the fear of God can and it will. A huge wave is on its way right towards us and nothing can stop it and no one will be able to control it.

Sow Sower

I see people carrying bags of seed, as they walk about they are scattering seed wherever they go. The bag is burlap and the seed is plentiful. They stick their hand in the bag and without fear of running out scatter seed about. Words are seeds, we have been given an abundance of words to speak to everyone we meet. Words of life, words of hope, words of truth, words of instruction, words of correction, words of direction. Sowers will never run out of seed, for the seeds they sow become bread that the hearer eats.

2 Corinthians 9:10 “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;”

God will always supply and multiply your seed, so keep sowing for their is a harvest of righteousness growing. Righteousness is what exalts nations, righteousness is what heals marriages, righteousness is what sets captives free, righteousness is of a higher value than money. That is why Paul said, your seeds produce a harvest of righteousness, it is not a cash crop. If you preach to get paid, you missed your harvest.

Sowers are going to be supplied and multiplied because they sow wherever they go. Sowers, God sees you, keep sowing, the harvest of righteousness is growing. Sowers will never run out of seed to sow as long as they continue to sow. Sow, sow, sow, for this is how your bag of seed remains full. Your seeds are their bread and God’s harvest of righteousness.

The Celebration Has Begun

The creativity of God is seen in the diversity of humanity and creation. From the variety of plant species and fish to the innumerable fingerprints and various skin tones. God loves diversity and He calls us to celebrate it whenever we see it, hear it or experience it. Diversity is the manifestation of creativity and it reveals the Lord’s robe of many colors. David said in Psalm 2 in a prophetic utterance “Ask of me and I will give the nations as your inheritance.” The nations are Jesus’ inheritance and He loves how diverse, colorful and expressive they are. He looks at the nations and smiles.

Due to this love of diversity God has, He loves to speak in diverse ways to His people. We all have ways we hear God and just as in Acts 2 when those gathered in Jerusalem from all the various nations, They heard God in their own language, so God speaks in a language we understand. For some people He speaks in songs, others it is in colors, others its pictures and for some it is numbers. This is only a few of the ways God speaks, but if you can learn the language He speaks to you in, you will hear His voice more clearly. One way God speaks to me is through numbers. One number God has used in my life is 4, 44, and 444. Today, I was smiling and laughing with God about all the answers to prayer He is giving me as I pray for other people. I am giddy laughing as I hear others rejoice in the answer and God getting the glory. Today, as this giddy excitement was rising, the Holy Spirit said, “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!” The kiss from heaven for me is the verse is Philippians 4:4, its a 44.

There is great celebration breaking into our atmosphere, the days of heaviness are done and the days of celebration have begun. Shake off the spirit of heaviness, put on the garment of praise, because the kingdom of God is at hand and the Lord is manifesting victory, victory, victory for us and for His glory!

New Pace of Grace

The pace of grace has shifted gears, we are now moving at a different pace than we were. This is an accelerated pace, but if you don’t try to go slower or faster than the pace God has given us, there will be grace on this pace, just as there was on the slower pace we had been walking in. Things are going to happen quicker now for we have moved from preparation to activation. No need to kick open doors, but you do need to walk through them when they open. No need to make things happen, but you do need to lean into them when they do happen. Just flow with the pace of grace and you will not miss a thing. This is God’s appointed time and God’s pace of grace. He set the speed and the time and we are being swept up in it.

For some this is exhilarating and for others it will be overwhelming, but it is God so it is going to be so so good. If you don’t resist the pace and you don’t rush the pace, you will enjoy the fruits of the grace that come on this path that is dripping with milk and honey. I woke up this morning hearing the lyrics being sung in the spirit, “If you said it we believe it…for you are a man of your word!” (Maverick City Music). I kept hearing it sung in my spirit and the Lord whispered, “I am doing what I said I would do.” I got the sense we need to remind ourselves of the things he promised us, for He is about to manifest that which He spoke to us. This is His appointed time, that is why this is all happening. Enjoy the pace of grace my friends, it is accelerated from the last season, but it is so so good.

Amos 9:13 (MSG) “Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” GOD’s Decree.

“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.”

Red Rover

I am seeing in the spirit the game “Red Rover”. In the game Red Rover, there is a line of people linking arms and they say, to the other team, “Red rover, red rover, send _______________ right over.” As I am seeing this, I saw when the links in the line were broken because whatever was sent over broke through the wall that was linked there. But today, I hear those same words, “Red rover, red rover send ___________ right over” but this time the line is bending a bit but it is absorbing that into the line that has been built strong. No longer shall the line be broken, it may bend but it is not breaking.

I hear the Lord saying, my wall of intercessors have been receiving the enemy sending things at them and in the past the links have been broken for the enemy always sends something to the weakest link in the line, but the Lord says, the line is stronger now, the wall will not be moved, the enemy is still sending things over, but this time they are going to be absorbed and become part of the line that has already formed. People who are sent over will recognize the power, authority and strength of the line and they will want to join in, henceforth, they will be absorbed in. The days of the line breaking and people defecting to the enemy is over, now the enemy is sending people over and they are being absorbed into the wall that is not going to move.

As in the days of Nehemiah, they rebuilt the wall, the Lord has rebuilt the wall in our nation and more and more and more people are being added to it daily. Saul’s are becoming Paul’s, Simon’s are becoming Peter’s; change is happening faster than we can recognize for the Lord has changed hearts while the enemy was overplaying his hand. Power has shifted, so “Red rover, red rover, send whoever you want on over” because the Lord is arresting and absorbing them upon impact!

Streamline

In prayer this morning I sensed in the spirit a speed that demands us to be streamlined. It was as though I saw the arms of a clock spinning around the clock at an uncommon pace. The Lord made it clear to me that we must keep things simple if we are going to move at His speed. The Holy Spirit then dropped the verse in Hebrews 12:1 in my spirit, “Since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the 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.” The key word highlighted to me was not sin, but encumbrance. It means bulk, mass, weight, bulging, hinderance.

The days of excess are over and the days of access are upon us. If you have access to abundance you do not need to hoard excess out of fear of running out. Religion operates in excess, the kingdom operates in access. The demarcation is going to become more and more clear. When Jesus sent out the 70 to go ahead of him to a variety of cities, He told them to not bring excess for He had granted them access (Luke 10). These men came back and reported all they did in Jesus’ name, they were streamlined and therefore were able to access power and move swiftly from place to place.

There has been a quantum shift that has taken place in the spirit, the days of slow moving, trudging through religious ways of doing things are over for the kingdom of God is at hand. Just like there are still people who have landlines in their house, there will always be those who remain in religion, but just like the majority of people have gone mobile with cell phones, so will most people streamline in order to move at the pace of the kingdom. Everything has changed, now we must be quick to conform for the kingdom of God is at hand.

It’s Atmospheric

For a couple weeks now, I have been sensing pressure in the air and the Lord kept saying to me, atmospheric pressure. This morning, the Lord said, barometric pressure, so I look up what barometric pressure is and this is what I learn. “The rise in pressure can be linked to clear weather, while the falling pressure can be linked to wet weather or storms. It is also known as atmospheric pressure. The higher up you go the lighter the weight of the air. When there is a storm rolling in, it’s associated with a low-pressure system. At high altitudes there’s less pressure” (Reference dot com). So, I was hearing clearly, the atmospheric or barometric pressure in the atmosphere is low right now or in our vernacular, it is heavy. I do not know if you can sense it or not, but I not only sense the pressure mounting, I see evidence of it in people around me as things are “happening” that are not typical for them.

When I am done studying the scientific side of these words, the Lord says, “Prince of the power of the air.” Ephesians 2:1-2 says, “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.” Power here is the Greek word exosusia which is translated authority and air is translated atmospheric region; lower and denser air. When the word of God matches the scientific definition, only the Holy Spirit can do this, I am not that smart. I sensed it and the Lord specifically explained it.

We are in a time of low, dense atmospheric pressure and it is heavy, for the prince of the power of the air is at work in the sons of disobedience, but this war that is waging over our head, is already won, the battle is for its arrival into our atmosphere. It is very close now, that is why the pressure is mounting above our head and we can sense it in the form of atmospheric pressure. Stand my friends and keep on standing, for this is how we overcome and rejoice for our redemption is closer than ever before.

Guard Your Superpower

Love is your superpower, guard your love. The enemy seeks to steal your love, for then he can steal your ability to respond naturally. Religion is a relationhip with Christ that has had it’s love stolen. When you lose your love, everything become work. Covenant keeps people married, paychecks keep people in jobs, and blood keeps people coming to dinner, but it is work, a lot of hard work, exhausting work, if the enemy can steal your love. Love is your superpower, it gives you the ability to respond naturally. Guard your love!

Paul, when speaking of the body of Christ said it this way, “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” Love is a builder, when you lose your love, you lose your ability to build the body of Christ. This is why so many people leave “church”, the enemy steals the love and then all you have is religious services. But when love is in the house, everything comes natural, for love activates our ability to respond, naturally.

Matthew 24 is a heavily quoted chapter right now with what we are being told is happening in Ukraine, but Jesus also said, “At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Love is your superpower, guard your love. Don’t be misled, fear is a way to steal your love, guard your love, for if you endure this pressure, you are going to hear and preach the gospel of the kingdom to nations. Guard your love, it is your superpower.