Rumbling Then Roar

I hear a stirring in the den, the days of hibernation are nearing their end. I sense movement among the lions and lionesses as they are ready to arise from their long winter. Prepare yourself the best you can, for the sound of the roar that will come from these lions and lionesses will be merged into one with the sound coming from the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The sound will be one we have longed for but have not been able to find. Like the Shunamite woman in Song of Solomon, her heart was longing for the one she loved, but her companions were told “Do not awaken love before it desires.” There is a timing on the release of the roar.

The days of hibernation for these ones is fast approaching their end, I can hear the yawns, I can see the stretching, I can sense the movement. No they have not emerged just yet, but oh it is ever so near. Closer than we even realize. This was all by design, this brought great delight to the Lord of Hosts to have them hidden, “For it is to the glory of God to conceal a matter” (Proverbs 25:2). It shall bring Him even more pleasure when they release their sound, for the roar of these lions and lionesses will not be individual, will not be one or the other, it is going to be a merging of their roars, a symphony of sound. It will be heard by the nations and at the front of this sound will be the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, for He always goes first. Can you see it, can you sense it, can you begin to hear way in the distance the sound that is going to come in like roar? I can.

“For now is the time, my beautiful one. The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you

and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.” (S o S 2:11-13).


Kids play outside everyday around the world, but when a storm rolls in or it gets dark outside, parents call for their children to come inside. Parents always protect their children from storms. In America, at the first stroke of lightning they call off ball games kids are playing, recess ends immediately and parents teach their kids, its not safe out there, so they bring them in to the place of protection from the storm.

Adults are a little different, we drive through storms in our cars to get where we have got to go; we may even go outside and play in the rain; we sleep with the window cracked to hear the thunder and the lightning. We know how to be safe and yet enjoy the sounds of the storm. The challenge is, as adults, we know how to protect others, but we do not know how to let the Lord protect us. When a storm is coming, when war is raging, when battles are being fought, adults go into survival mode, rather than child mode. The difference is evidenced in how we speak during a storm, a battle, a war.

People that think they can survive the storm, rely on self; are carrying the wounds of storms, like depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, addictions, and the like. The invitation to come under the Lord’s protection as a child when there is a storm, battle, war is still available. Psalm 140:7 says, “O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle.” Covered means overshadowed, shelter, to fence in, protect, defend, hedge in, shut up, and to block (Strongs). I wonder if we do not like the Lord’s protection because He hides us when there is a storm, war, or battle? I wonder if we are afraid of missing out if we are hidden, even though it is protection? There is peace, joy, love, grace, hope, life and so many other benefits to becoming childlike and letting our Father protect us from the storm even if that means we are not seen.

Return to the Penthouse

The Lord has put the Church at Ephesus on my heart the last two weeks. I have been reading Acts 19, the book of Ephesians and today I read Revelation 2. The specific reason for this lingering around this city will be spoken about when the time is right and the platform is ready, but even though I have an assignment with that church at Ephesus, what I read today caused me to pause, reflect and remind each us what God wants from us.

I was speaking to a friend this afternoon and I told him, you showed me who you are, I cannot speak to the new “outfits” you put on, I must constantly speak to who you showed me you are. I pulled on his calling, spoke to his identity and encouraged him to remember who he showed me he is. This is what the Lord does to us, He knows us, He made us, He put giftings, callings and anointings in us. He must speak to who He knows we are, no matter how many times we get dressed up in a new “outfit” and want HIm to acknowledge it, applaud it or affirm it. He loves us to much to celebrate the temporary, when He knows our eternal calling and destiny.

Revelation 2:4 says, “I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first.” John told the church at Ephesus the Lord sees how far they have fallen from their first love. Do you remember when you first fell in love with Jesus, when you first got saved, when you first got healed, when you first got delivered from sin? I do, it was January 30, 1989 in Plymouth, MN at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church. I remember how I loved to worship with all my heart, give as much as I could and I told everyone about Jesus. We even had a revival at the car wash I worked at, for the whole staff got saved and joined my youth group. First love activity.

John doesn’t just tell us to see how far we have fallen, he exhorts us to remember who we used to be when we were first in love and then to DO the deeds we did back then. Repentance is a returning to what we used to do before we fell from our first love. Church, it is time to remember from where we have fallen and to return to our first love by doing what we used to do. I need to evangelize more, that is what I did then but do not do as much now. What do you need to do, that you did when you first fell in love with Jesus? It’s time to return to your first love!

Purim 2022

Purim, the Jewish holiday found in the book of Esther. Filled with intrigue, suspense and great deliverance. To fully understand this holiday of exuberant celebration we must learn from the Rabbi’s what they know about this story. Fourth of July means very little to non-Americans just like Chinese New Year means little to non-Chinese, because it’s not their holiday, not their deliverance. We can celebrate with others, but those who know it culturally understand it more deeply.

Reading Esther 3 today I was struck by the signet ring the king gave to Haman and wanted to know what the rabbi’s thought about this. What I learned was mind blowing. “Rabbi Judah Loew, better known as the Maharal of Prague, suggests that the transfer of the ring from Ahasuerus to Haman caused a crisis for the Jews because until that moment, they believed that God works through kings, for better or worse. Sometimes a king acts as an agent of punishment; other times, as an agent of redemption.” For them it was Kings for us its Presidents.

The rabbi goes on to say, “the passing of kingly authority to a singular individual represented a dramatic threat — one that was exacerbated by the fact that the individual is no friend of the Jewish people. No longer could the Jews be assured that God’s will, for their benefit or detriment, was being done through a king. It was now undeniable that history was in the hands of individuals.” Power transfers from the king to the people, this sounds like an echo. “Rabbi Loew, says this was a key moment for the Jewish people. In the past, they had been able to ignore prophetic predictions and carry about their lives, trusting that things would work out according to God’s intention no matter what they did. But at the moment that Haman slipped Ahasuerus’ signet ring onto his own finger, they came to understand that individuals can make a significant impact on history — for better or much worse. But as dark as it was to contemplate that Haman could destroy the Jewish people against God’s will, the reverse was also possible: The Jewish people could assert control over their own destiny. And, as we know from the story, they did.”

History is cyclical and the stories of the Jews are for us to learn from. Purim 2022 starts tonight at sundown and the celebration will begin in Israel. They will wear costumes to remind them, not everything is as it appears. We are living in days of great deliverance and we have been given therobe, the ring and the shoes (Luke 15). It’s time, we the church, we the people of God use our authority to take back the nations. Mordecai refused to bow; Esther chose to stand; and the Jews chose to fight until they got the victory over that wicked Haman. Ekklesia its time to defeat the spirit of Haman once and for all!

Seed and Power

On Sunday morning I woke up hearing the words, “The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, it starts small, but grows to be a large tree.” I open my bible and find these words in Matthew 13:31-32 where Jesus says, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.” I do some research on mustard seeds and come to learn the mustard seed tree produces 4 pedals on its flowers; 4 flowers on its stem; and 4 seeds in its pods. Immediately the Lord says, 444 is the kingdom of God. I see 444 a lot, so this was significant to me.

Now this morning, I wake up hearing, “The kingdom of God is not mere talk but power.” I open my bible and and find these words in 1 Corinthians 4:19-20 where Paul says, “I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power. For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.” I do some research on power, Greek word dunamis, where we get the word dynamite and I learn that dynamite is nitroglycerine absorbed into clay and wrapped in paper. It has a fuse filled with gun powder or a blasting cap on it. It is said to be a safe, reliable, and extremely explosive. It alters the physical world (Alfred Nobel.weekly) Immediately the Lord speaks to me and says, “This is the kingdom of God inside of you.”

My friends, we have known, seen and heard the ministry of John the Baptist, but we are about to experience the kingdom of God and it has started small, but it is going to be large and it is not mere words, we are about to experience a demonstration of power! The kingdom of God is vey near!!!

Moving From Disciples to Great Apostles

Yesterday at church we had the honor of having Pastor Mark Zschech (Darlene Zschech’s husband) preach and he said something that stuck in my spirit. He said, “The twelve disciples became great apostles after three years of internship with Jesus the Christ.” In Acts 4:13 it says, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John they realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” We need people who have been with Jesus to arise and lead in this hour. Boldness does not come through going to seminary, bible school or even going to church. Boldness comes from spending time with Jesus.

We need to hear the gospel of the kingdom, we need to be spending time alone with the King of kings, and we need a revelation of Jesus Christ that unclogs our ability to respond to the truth that sets us free and allows us to respond to our God, naturally. The twelve disciples became great apostles and they never backed down; they only gained ground; and are said to have turned the world upside down. We need these kind of people to manifest in the nations. We need people who have been with Jesus to arise and shine.

The church has the ability to gain, but we need the power to 1. Maintain what we have gained; 2. Establish ourselves in truth; 3. Strengthen ourselves in the word; 4. Anchor ourselves in hope; 5. Set up boundaries around ourselves that can’t be moved. If we only say a prayer, but never move into power, we miss the point of salvation. It is not just about forgiveness of sins, it is access to the resurrected Christ. We need people who have been with Jesus to manifest signs, wonders, miracles, speak truth, love fiercely and preach boldly the gospel of the kingdom. It’s time to advance, hold the line and never turn back or change our minds for we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and we have Christ in us, who is the hope of glory. It’s time to take the land so righteousness can exalt the nations again!

Fasting and Fruit

Lou Engle an intercessor for the nations called for a 40 day Daniel fast from March 7 – April 15 which is the start of Passover. The Lord spoke to me months ago and said, “Tabernacles 2021 – Passover 2022 is the final preparation before the new thing I am going to do.” Then to have Lou Engle call for this Daniel fast was in alignment with what the Lord spoke to me, so I have joined in on this fast, gladly. If you want to join in, please do, we are taking communion daily and declaring, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!” It has been bringing fresh revelation daily to me as I am on this fast with people around the world.

This morning, the Lord spoke to me about fasting and I wanted to share it with you. He revealed to me that our bodies crave what it has consumed and when it is denied its cravings it makes way for receiving new supply to come in. He showed me that withdrawls are real; resistance is key; new supply is available; and new cravings will develop.

What if God has the nations on a Daniel fast spiritually to get us new supply in the spirit, but also physically, so He can get us new supply in the natural? Fasting is never fun, for withdrawls are real, cravings call out, resistance is needed, but new supply is coming. If we have to deny ourselves something we crave, resist the temptation to consume “it”, in order to make way for new supply, I think it is worth the temporary challenges we are facing.

I see a new supply of many things being brought into the earth from the Lord. A new supply of freedom, a new supply of joy, a new supply of peace, a new supply of resources, a new supply of leaders, a new supply of truth and so many other things. Yes, we are experiencing the challenges of a fast, but it is making room for a new supply. It is the final preparation before Passover, because Joshua 5 says, after they ate the Passover in the promised land, the manna ceased and they ate the fruit of the land. Everything is about to change, for we are in the promised land!

We Need Rain

I have friends who are farmers in Kansas and I was asked by them, yesterday, to pray for rain, as they have not had any since August. As I was praying for them, the Lord began to speak to me and said, “The rain precedes the grain. I am in charge of the rain. Ask for the rain that precedes the grain.” Immediately the Holy Spirit prompted me to open my bible to Zechariah 10:1 that says, “ASK OF the Lord rain in the time of the latter or spring rain. It is the Lord Who makes lightnings which usher in the rain and give men showers, and grass to everyone in the field.”

We are living in the shadow of the Latter Rain movement, and it is “Spring” in the season. Remember, biblically Passover was a “Spring” feast, so we are in the shadow of the latter rain movement and we are in the season of spring. My friends, we need to ask for rain! Rain will break the drought and the delay; rain will refresh and revive; rain will bring the grain.

The presence of God wafted into the room in which I am sitting as I began to pray for rain, an abundance of rain. We need the reign of God’s spirit upon the nations; we need the reign of God over the governments of the world; we need the reign of God in our families, bodies and communities; we need reign (rain). The Lord is in charge of the rain, He is the Lord of the heavens, so we seek the Lord of the heavens and ask for rain, for we are living in the shadow of the latter rain movement and we are in the season called spring. So, we are on time and in time to pray for rain. We need the rain and what will follow is the grain. Pray for rain!

Highest Rank

In the military there are ranks of authorities. Depending on your rank, determines your level of authority within the military. Someone of a higher rank than you has authority over you, even though you may have authority over someone else. In the American military, the President of the United States is the highest ranking member of the US military, there is no one above that rank.

The kingdom of God established this system of rank and authority, henceforth, why we have such a system on earth. Everything originates with God, anything you see is a copy cat or counterfeit of something God originally created. In the kingdom of God, Jesus is the highest rank with no one over Him. Ephesians 1:20-21 says, “There is no one over Him. He’s above all rule, authority, power, and dominion; over every name invoked, over every title bestowed in this age and the next.” Jesus is the highest rank in the heavenlies.

Jesus holds the highest rank with no one over Him, but there are powers, authorities, and dominions beneath Him, who seek to exercise control over people. Many people submit to a lower ranking officers in the spirit, but if you are born again, you only have to obey the orders of Jesus. The lower ranking officers, seek to divide us at all costs, for they have one strategy, divide and conquer, control and create chaos. But Jesus is the Prince of Peace, He is commanding order and unity among people’s. “He is the embodiment of our peace, sent once and for all to take down the great barrier of hatred and hostility that has divided us so that we can be one” (Ephesians 2:14). Peace is strength, peace is power, peace is mercy, peace is Jesus and when we submit to Him, the highest ranking One in the heavenlies, we will find we have peace, even if there is chaos around.

A Parade Is Coming

Cognitive of it or not, we have been born into a war, we have been born into captivity. Not just sin, but of wicked people ruling over us. We had no idea, it was so well hidden we had no idea. Some are becoming aware of what we have been born into and are saying, no more. Most are still clueless to what is going on. But, God has seen and known it all. Israel spent 430 years in Egyptian captivity and 70 years in Babylonian captivity. That is 500 years of captivity. Many generations were born into captivity, it was all they knew. But God always has a day or deliverance, a day of redemption, a day of restoration for the captives. Whether we know it or not, see it or not, realize it or not, God is breaking us out of captivity as the nations.

With that being said, it is not going to be a hidden victory, it is going to go public. When David defeated Goliath, he paraded Goliath’s head around so all the other potential enemies would know how God was going to deal with them. We in our generation would call that boasting, Israel called that putting other enemies on notice. Lest we think that is just an Old Testament story, of which there are many like, it, Paul said, Jesus did the same thing. Colossians 2:15 says it this way, “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.” Jesus put His enemies on public display! It was a victory parade to show the future enemies that they have no chance of victory over Yahweh.

The war we were born into is going to bring the enemies into a public display of shame, not to rub their nose in it, but to let any potential other enemies know this is what will happen to you if you mess with the nations again. I see a public display of victory on the very near horizon, for the Lord is winning a war most don’t even realize we are in. I see it, for He has called me to declare desolation in certain locations and to make declarations in other ones. Now it is coming to the light what has been done in prayer undercover.