Hearing Matters

Faith come from hearing…what you hear determines what you have faith in or what you believe will happen. Is this not why the media tells you what they want you to hear and nothing else? Have you ever noticed how few news stories are on the news? Have you ever wondered what the thought is behind only sharing the same story over and over again? It is because they have one narrative they want you to believe, for they know that faith comes by hearing and their goal is to get you to believe them.

The enemy is a counterfeit not an original. The devil is not a creator he is created, so he cannot come up with any new ideas. All he can do is twist one of God’s ideas. So the Bible says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God!” The enemy says, hmmmmmmm faith comes by hearing, let’s control the narrative then we can control what the people believe, that is if they listen to what we have to say. My friends, it is not a new strategy, it is a tried and true tactic. The only reason it works is because many believers listen more to the news than they do the Bible. Thefore, their faith is in what another person says, rather than what God says.

I was praying Psalm 74 this morning and verse 12 leaped off the page at me and I knew the Lord wanted this verse to be what we believe. “God is my king from of old, Who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth.” The truth is we have an enemy and he is working with people to destroy our lives, but the superior truth is we have a God, a King of old, who is working deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth. I am not preaching a happy gospel, I am declaring to you, daily, the deeds of deliverance God is doing in the earth, because Psalm 24 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness their of and all who dwell in it!” The enemy does not own the earth, God does and the owner is working deeds of deliverance even right now. Can you see it? Can you hear it? Do you believe it?

What Cup Are You Drinking From?

A good friend of mine Tammy Smith Whitney gave me a sticker that says, “THEOLOGY MATTERS”. I love this sticker for this is true on levels we do not even think about. Theology is a word that means study (ology) of God (Theo). What we think about God is our theology and this really matters. If we think God is going to destroy the earth and is going to kill people then we will have a theology of increasing darkness, death, destruction. But what we don’t think about is what fruit that theology produces in the person who believes it and the people who receive it. This theology produces fear, anxiety, depression, dread, and just the fruit of the theology alone should tell you that is not Biblical theology.

Think about this, when Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane and says, “Father, please take THIS cup from Me, but not My will but Yours be done,” what cup was He speaking of? It wasn’t just any cup, it was the cup of the wrath of God for the sins of the world. How do we know, because after He drank THIS cup, He was immediately sentenced to death. Romans 3:23 for the wages of sin is death… Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath and gave us the cup of blessing. When He was at the Lord’s supper with His disciples Jesus said, “Lifting up the cup He said, everytime you drink of it, remember Me.” When we drink the cup of blessing at communion, we are to remember we are blessed because He drank the cup of wrath for sin. The cup we drink is to remind us of His cup and causes us to give thanks.

A theology of life, abundance, redemption, reconciliation, and healing of the land and the people releases a different kind of fruit in people. When we preach the gospel of the kingdom and the theology of a resurrected King who conquered sin, hell and the grave, it produces in people the fruit of the spirit. Theology matters my friends and we must upgrade our theology to one of resurrection, life and power, not death, destruction and darkness. Yes there are consequences for sin, but one of them is not wrath, for we have a Redeemer that already drank that cup and if you repent He will give you the cup of blessing to drink and that cup overflows with abundant life!

T.E.D. Movement

People all over the world want a God they can see, hear and know. They want a God who will come close and help them. The challenge is most people around the world worship idols who cannot help them, hear them or speak to them. What many people miss is that idol worshippers are very religious people, they are desperate for help, they are desperate to be heard by their god. There is something in the heart of every human that causes us to search for God. Unfortunately, men have crafted idols, spoken doctrines, created denominations, or said there is no God and now people are crying out but are not experiencing the help they so desperately need. But when the living God, manifests, people will see it and know it.

The Bible is filled with stories of idol worshippers, religious Jews and even non-believing Gentiles who when they encountered the living God; Creator of heaven and earth; they had to respond. In Acts 14 there is a story of a time Paul was preaching in a city called Lystra and Paul called out for a man who was lame to get up and the man got up. This manifestation of a miracle created quite a stir in the city. Listen to the people’s response to what they saw…”When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.” When I read this, I thought that is exactly what Jesus did, He being in the very nature of God came down and became a man (Philippians 2). Here is this city in which they have not heard of Jesus, yet when they see a miracle they declare exactly what Jesus did. Only God can put that in the heart of people, that’s why the Bible says, His law is written on our hearts. The story goes on to say, they tried to worship Paul, but that is because all they knew was idol worship.

People will know the truth when they hear it or see it, but we must disciple them in the truth that will not only set them free, but keep them free. My friends, we are about to see this happen in our day, and we are going to have to walk with them and teach them how to worship the living God. This is not going to be a say a prayer and come to church movement, it is going to be a train, equip and deploy movement.

National Jubilee Decree

Jekyll Island, GA the playground for the filthy rich from 1886 to 1942. Names such as Pulitzer, Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, and Gould just to name a few would drive their yacht’s into the Wharf in order to spend time on the island as there was no other way to access it at the time. The opulence was evident from the moment we got on the island with the horse drawn carriage, the huge cottages and the Jekyll Island Club. But we were not there for a vacation, we were sent here on a mission to abort what was conceived in this place (Psalm 64). A sinister plot that has kept nations in bondage was conceived here for America, it was location of the conception of the Federal Reserve Bank and all that is connected to it, including the IRS. A group of men gathered here in a private meeting to conceive this plot and it was put into law in the 1910. A quote on the wall by Frank Vanderclip about the plot they devised over 10 days says, “We lived during those days on Jekyll Island at the highest pitch of intellectual awareness I have ever experienced. It was entirely thrilling.” The debt system under which America has lived was conceived at this location and God said it is time for this plot to be aborted in the very location it was conceived. So we came to Jekyll Island, GA for that very purpose to declaring National Jubilee.

The first thing the Lord had us do was salt the Jekyll River (2 Kings 2:10-22); next we went on a historic tour that took us into the Rockefeller cottage (12,650 ft cottage) where there was a safe in the living room with dominoes on the floor right next to it. The Lord said this is where you make My decree of Daniel 5 (Tim Sheets sermon from 8.7.22 explains this) Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin, so I laid hands on the safe and quietly made the decree. Dominoes are falling. We then went into the Jekyll Island Club and they had two rooms one named Aldrich (for Sen. Aldrich who brought the Federal Reserve plan to the Senate) and another room called the Federal Reserve. In these adjoining rooms we aborted what was conceived in this club. The clues we were in the right place were everywhere. We then went to the gift shoppe and met Barbara and Kristina who was wican because the Catholic Church rejected her. We prayed the root of rejection be removed from her and the tears flowed freely from her eyes. We spoke prophetically over Barbara and she looked at me wide eyed, like how did you know that. We then went to Faith Chapel and met Mark the tour guide and he was explaining the Tiffany stained glass window but said they were not sure about some of the symbolism in Hebrew. I shared what it meant and he was amazed and said, “You unlocked the mystery of the Tiffany Stained Glass.” Only God!

Next we went to the Wanderer Exhibition, which was the personal yacht of Charles Lamar, but was carrying over 400 slaves from Africa to America. This was landing of the final slave ship into the USA. We stood on the beach here and declared National Jubilee and blew the shofar so the sound could reverberate over the Atlantic Ocean. The Lord then gave us one more assignment, we were to find a stone and bring it on the cruise we were going to take that night for one final prophetic act at this location. I found the rock and on the beach where the Wanderer landed and carried it with me out to sea. Once in the Atlantic with dolphins jumping around the boat, I threw that large rock into the sea declaring “Then a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will not be found any longer” (Revelation 18:21). With a splash that rock sank to the bottom of the Atlantic accompanied by this decree. When I threw it in the water, I heard in my spirit, Bye Bye Babylon! I rejoiced, thanked God and knew we finished what we came to do. Then as the boat was headed back a herd of dolphins came upon us, there must have been 20-30 of them, the captain said, we have never seen anything like this before.

The Lord is faithful to fulfill His word, that is why when we decree God’s decree and obey God’s leading Nation Jubilee is what we will see. This was a prophetic adventure of the likes I have never been on before. One island so many places to set a nation free, only God knew what we needed as a nation and now we watch for the fall of the Fed, which is only one part of the Babylonian system, but it is the money part and when you remove the money you will see many other Babylonian systems come tumbling down. As Tim Sheets says, Dominoes are going to fall!

Bigger Than We Think

Have you realized how hard it is to believe something you have never heard of? It is a humanity challenge. Our experiences are so powerful, that when someone tells us something we have no frame of reference for, it’s not that we don’t want to believe it, it is just that it is hard to believe it. Then add the reality that we are fed a steady diet of bad news all day every day from the media of various forms, so to be told some really good news seems preposterous to us. Again not because we don’t want to believe it, it is just hard to believe it. But when what we were told is actualized, it creates a pathway of faith inside of us that gives us the ability to believe what we once used to think was unbelievable.

We have entered a time in history where we are about to see somethings happen as Habakkuk 1:5 and Acts 13:41 say, “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days— You would not believe if you were told.” This is not the word of man, this is the words of God and this is the truth. God is about to do something beyond our imagination and we do not have the ability to believe it unless we have seen it in the spirit. Even those who have had glimpses are not ready for how big this is what God is about to do.

Biblical precedence helps us understand what God is doing. The Lord told Moses he was going to deliver Israel from Egypt through his hands. But Moses was not privy to the maginitude of miracles God was about to perform to make this truth a reality. If Moses was not aware, you know the nation of Israel was clueless to what God was about to do. They could not have imagined walking through the Red Sea on dry ground even if someone told them. We are in that magnitude of miracle right now in the world. It is going to be so obviously God you won’t miss it, but none of us would believe it even if we were told. “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days— You would not believe if you were told” (Habakkuk 1:5). It will be bigger than we think!

Open The Door

Living in Malaysia for 9 years afforded me a vantage point on the word of God that I could not see by living in America. The reason being is because the writers of the scriptures wrote from an Eastern not Western worldview and culture. Little details are easily skipped over due to no context in which to place them. But once told what is meant by what is said, a whole new picture is painted and the Bible starts to come alive in ways it didn’t before.

A great example of this is found in Acts 12 where it says, “When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.” In the West we knock with our hand on the door, but in the East they knock with their voice. Henceforth, why it says, Rhoda recognized Peter’s voice, for he did not knock with his hand, but his voice.

If you now take what we just read in Acts 12 and add it to what Jesus said in Revelation 3:20 it makes better sense. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with me.” Rhoda in her joy of hearing Peter’s voice did not open the door and let Peter in the house, Jesus says, I am standing at the door, I am speaking to you, if you can hear My voice, open the door.

Hearing the voice of God is like water to our soul, but that is only the beginning, even if hearing His voice produces joy in us, we must go a step further and open the door. Obedience to the voice is how we open the door. God doesn’t speak just to talk, He speaks to be obeyed. That’s why the Bible says, “Today if you hear HIs voice, do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 3:15), because if you can hear you are invited to obey. We open the door when we obey, because obedience opens the door for God to show us great and mighty things we know not. If you can hear, obey, this is God’s way!

Your Revelations Are Needed

Have you felt overlooked? Have you been relegated to what feels like the sidelines? Have you been sent away? The Babylonian church does not have room for the kingdom of God, for it is a system of mixture, not authority and power. What if what you perceived as rejection, was actually protection? Now is the time to shake off any residue of the grave clothes and arise for the gospel of the kingdom is gaining traction in the earth and your voice, your giftings, what is inside of you is needed for this historic time. You were set apart for this moment in time.

Saul of Tarsus in Acts 9 had a powerful conversion, of the likes very few since have had. He had his religious teachings transformed into revelation about Jesus Christ in a way that only the power of God could do. This man would go on to write 2/3 of the New Testament, yet he was sent back to Tarsus because the religious system did not want him and the new disciples of Christ did not trust what had happened to him. By Acts 11, the gospel had spread due to the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7, to many places, one of which was Antioch. Now there was a need for Saul and what God had revealed to him.

Acts 11:25-26 says, “And he (Barnabas) left for Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” Did you hear that, Barnabas went looking for Saul for he needed him in Antioch. Saul was set apart and God sent Barnabas to come find him. God is raising up people who see what is in you and they are going to come and find you, for you are needed at this time. The days of being hidden are over, it is time to release the revelations God has placed inside of you, for the hunger is there and now those with food are needed.

The Mystery City Is On Fire

Babylon is Burning 8.6.22

Two days ago the Lord spoke to me through Song of Solomon 2:12 saying, “The flowers have already appeared in the land; the time has arrive for the pruning the vines (singing), and the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.” The Lord was crystal clear, no matter what we hear on the news it is time to sing!

Yesterday, I wrote a blog called Smoke Alarm and shared an experience I had of waking up at 2:12am and the smoke alarm going off. A friend of mine, Clay Sikes in Georgia, contacted me and said, his smoke alarm went off the same night mine did, but his said, “Fire!” The Lord said, Joel 2:1-2 (212) was the verse, blow the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain, for the day of judgement is at hand.

This morning in prayer the Lord spoke to me about the smoke alarm and said, “Babylon is burning.” I knew when Israel would capture a city, they would burn the city to the ground after they plundered it. Babylon is burning…yes, listen to Revelation 18 says, “She will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.” And it says, various groups of people will lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning. “Babylon is burning!” Henceforth, why the smoke alarm is going off.

In addition, today, I receive an email from my friend Clu in the Northeast part of the USA and she speaks about today, August 6, 2022 at sundown being Tisha B’Av of the 9th of Av on the Hebrew Calendar and she explains how this day in Jewish history has severeal tradgedies associated with it. For one, on this day, both temples were destroyed by their enemies. First temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586BC and the second temple was destroyed in 70CE by the Romans. What Babylon and Rome being highlighted today? Yes, because we are witnessing the fall of the iron and clay kingdom once and for all (Daniel 2).

Tying this all together, it says in Revelation 18:20 “Rejoice over her (Babylon), O heavens, and you saints, apostles, and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.” No wonder the Lord said, Sing; then He released the sound of the smoke alarm; and now He says, Babylon is burning. My friends, God is fighting for us in a way only the Bible understands. What is our response to be, SING! REJOICE! You can’t make this stuff up. Babylon is burning!

Theology Matters

We must stop creating theologies around what we are going through. Our current reality is not the place to declare a theology. He is the Ancient of Days! Our theology needs to match His reality not ours.

I was praying with Psalm 66 this morning when I penned the above words. He is so kind; generous; loving; faithful; strong; trustworthy; powerful; fun; just to name a few things. How can I create a theology about my circumstances when this is just some of who He is? Theology is the study of God not the study of my circumstances.

Psalm 66:12 says, “You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.” People have a tendency to want a theology that matches their reality, to validate what they are going through. When you are going through something it feels like it is never going to change, because you are going through it. The challenge is, leaders have created theologies out of things we go through so when an earthquake happens, a volcano erupts, a solar eclipse is seen, a recession goes into effect, or something else shakes, people decry Matthew 24, Jesus is coming, the rapture is near.

People reveal their theology, what they believe about God when something is shaking. When all is well we sing with a loud voice, God is good! But the news shares something bad and we declare, the end is near! My friends, God is not unstable, He is not shakable, He is not worried about our current reality and we are not to be either. Matthew 7 says, do not worry about what you will eat, drink, or wear, for God knows you need all these things. It is time to get a true theology of God, not our circumstances if we are going to stand in the shaking, for everything that can be shaken is going to shake, this we know, but we also know the kingdom of God is an unshakable kingdom, so there is nothing to fear.

Smoke Alarm

Last night I heard in my spirit “Smoke Alarm” then almost simultaneously to hearing those words I hear a smoke alarm beeping and I jolt out of bed with heart pounding. As soon as I am awake the sound stops. I thought was that in my sleep I heard the alarm or in reality. The time was 2:12am. I go back to sleep and at 2:47am I wake up again to the sound of the smoke alarm going off again. I wake up and as soon as I do, the sound stops. This time I check the whole house to see if there is something happening, all is calm, all is clear in the house. I lay back down and I know this is prophetic, so I start to ask the Lord what is He saying. Silence. I check my Ipad for any news, I check my phone for any messages, nothing. So, I go back to sleep.

I knew the smoke alarm going off was prophetic, but what did it mean I was not sure, so I start with the time, 2:12 and I look up what 212 means and the first thing I learn is, 212 degrees is the boiling point for water in which steam is released, steam so powerful it powers machines. Noted. Then I look up verses for 2:12 and consistently throughout the OT prophets 2:12 is a verse about God’s anger toward His enemies. Next it is time to check Strong’s number 212 and in the Hebrew it means wheel (Exodus 14:25) and in the Greek it means boastful. Research reveals revelation. Now I am shaking, trembling, listening with the fear of the Lord on me and the Lord says, Joel 2:1-2 (212). “Blow the trumpet in Zion, sound the alarm on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming, surely it is near.”

Yesterday the Lord told me Song of Songs 2:12 “The time has arrived for the pruning of the vines.” I wrote my blog yesterday about the time for us to sing is now, despite what we see on the news. Now last night the Lord says, “Smoke Alarm” and it goes off at 2:12am. I believe the Lord is dealing with our enemies as we speak. I believe the smoke of God’s glory is setting off alarms in the spirit to warn God’s enemies that their time is up. The enemies of God are being dealt with and that is why He is calling us to sing, for He is chopping off their control; removing their influence; destroying their plans. This is a time of rejoicing for us, not a time to be afraid. The smoke alarm is to tell us two things, the glory of God is filling the temple, which is the people of God and the enemies of God are being consumed by the fire of God.

The alarm is going off to wake people up, but once their awake the alarm will stop. They will look for something harmful, thinking that is what the alarm is going off for, but just like I found nothing to cause fear, so will we when we wake up after hearing the alarm. Our natural response to an alarm is fear, but not all alarms are to scare us, some are to wake us up for a new day is upon us. The smoke of God’s glory is here, this my friends is why we are called to sing not fear!