Coming In A Way We’ve Never Seen Before

Mark 5:48-50 “When it was almost morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the surface of the water, and he started to pass by them. When they all saw Him walking on the waves, they thought He was a ghost and screamed out in terror. But He said to them at once, do not yield to fear. Have courage. It’s really me-I Am” (The Passion Translation)

As I was reading this passage of scripture this morning, the Lord began to speak to me and say, “I am coming in a way that many will not recognize it is me, because they think they have never seen me walk like this before. I am coming in a way that is going to cause many to cry out in fear, because they do not know my ways.”

Many well known and respected prophets have said and are saying, that God is about to do something we have never seen before, never heard before, never known before. But none of them have been able to articulate what that is, what that is going to look like. Chuck Pierce says, we have never gone this way before, Paul Keith Davis says, we do not have the vernacular to describe what is coming, and Johnny Enlow says, God is inviting us to be invisible. Lance Wallnau says, very few are fighting the war to take the 7 mountains of society and Rick Joyner said, he has a sense in his spirit that something of significance is about to happen in the earth that will shake us. But not one of these people can describe, articulate or tell us what exactly God is about to do.

I would propose to you, that God is about to release the kingdom of God through people in a way that we have never seen before. To some they are going to cry out in fear, it is a ghost, it is scary, I don’t understand it, I can’t control it and I am terrified by it. The reason some will fear is because as Jesus said in the following verses of Mark 5, “…because they failed to learn the lesson of the miracle of the loaves and their hearts were unwilling to lean the lesson.” Fear is going to strike those in the body of Christ that are not teachable as the Lord manifests the kingdom in a way we have never seen before.

The key to living in the kingdom of God is to remain teachable. In the kingdom you must live in tents like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, and David did, for the kingdom of God is a tabernacle, it is a tent, it is mobile. When the cloud moves, we must move, when the Lord says, lets go, we must go. Many people are going to be afraid of this next move of God, because it is just that…a move, a move we have never made before, a move we have never seen before, but it is the same God that is moving. The same God that multiplied the fish and the bread is the same God that walked on the waves. Same God, different move.

I want to encourage you today, God is coming in a way we’ve never seen before, so we must remain teachable, flexible, pliable. He will never violate His word, but He may offend your thinking. When Jesus came as God in a man’s body, He did not violate the Word of God, but He did offend the minds of men and women. He is coming in a way we’ve never seen before, so you need to know His nature, His character, His ways, so when you see it, hear it, encounter it, you are not terrified, but rather you jump out of your boat and walk on the waves with him, for remember, His intent in Mark 5:48-50 was to pass by them, not get in the boat with them.

Don’t forget your history with God and God’s history with humanity, for it is going to be the same God, but He is coming in a brand new way.

This Is The 2.0

Citizen Way has a song called Set It on Fire and the chorus begins by saying, “This is the heart reset, this is the 2.0, this is the wave good bye, or is it hello? This is the new me, redeemed, set free, your love has sparked my heart and set it on fire!”

Haggai 2:9 says it this way, “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house, says the Lord Almighty. And in this place, I will grant peace, declares the Lord Almighty” (NIV).

Can you feel it? Do you recognize the change that has taken place? We have entered a new era, we have stepped into a new day. The mercy of God did it at the start of the Roman calendar 2018, the shift has been obvious to many. Prophets are prophesying shift and new all over Facebook and in pulpits around the globe. Yes, it is a new year, but this year is different, because we entered a new era. The past era was a time of mourning, but this era is about rejoicing. Something has shifted and I believe we have entered the land of the 2.0. You know the ministry you did before, then something happened and it never fulfilled its purpose? You know the person you were before, but you went through some major renovations over the past how many years and now something is new? This is the 2.0!

I know personally something has changed dramatically, it was like when the clock struck midnight and we were all in 2018, something in the spirit changed. I can’t put words to it, but I get text messages saying, this happened at church today, I am sensing this, what is going on? It is everywhere and this is not a new year’s resolution, this is a God revolution. This is the 2.0!

One thing I know, is that on Friday January 5, 2017 at 9am, the Lord spoke to me while in prayer and said, “Menorah Multiplying Mantle”. I could sense in the spirit this is what we will be wearing and multiplying in the 2.0, but what is a menorah multiplying mantle, that I did not know, but what I have learned so far, is that this mantle, which is like a King or Queen’s robe, is an important role of responsibility that symbolizes authority and people will see those who are wearing it. Not only will they see it, they will be able to wear one themselves if they want to.

The menorah is a 7 lamp, 6 branch pure gold lampstand, that would only be filled with pure olive oil and was only to be used in the tabernacle. The menorah was displayed as a war trophy and symbolizes revelation and wisdom. Remember Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:17 that God would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation. I believe this is the menorah multiplying mantle that we are going to wear. We are going to see in the 2.0 tabernacle, those who are wearing the menorah multiplying mantle. They will be ones who have the spirit of wisdom and revelation. The truth they will release will be pure and unadulterated. They will not care who gets the credit, as long as God gets the glory.

The multiplication will represent the resulting operation of exponentiation. We have heard about Bob Jones’ prophecy of the billion-soul harvest, well it will be seen because of this menorah multiplying mantle. Those wearing this mantle will be so full of light, that others will want to be light in the same way and as more and more people in the tabernacle get lit on fire with the pure olive oil of the Holy Spirit and the presence of God, it will multiply. Discipleship will be organic because hungry people will always find out where the food is. Remember, Jesus said, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you at the loaves and had your fill (John 6:26). People are hungry for the pure truth of the word of God and purity is going to break the power of pluralism.

We are living in a new era, a new day, there is no going back. What we honor we empower, so it is time to honor the word of God in our lives, honor the Holy Spirit and honor the Father of glory. Things are going to accelerate now, because the Father has released a menorah multiplying mantle upon his mature sons and daughters for the sake of multiplying the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the earth for the saving of lives. This is the 2.0!

2018 Double Doors Are Open

5am I wake up and immediately hear the sound of wind blowing and light hail hitting the side of the house. I think it’s storming outside, I look out the window and it is calm as can be. I go back to sleep and have a vision of two 4’s that are acting like a gate and they open to an 8. Four in Hebrew is dalet and means doorway, gate, entrance, moving into something, to open up, a place where change can take place. While eight in Hebrew is chet and means fence, inner room, private, to separate, protect, protected garden, quiet place, sanctuary.

The Hebrew year 5778, the Roman year 2018 is the year of the open door. I believe this year a Glory Storm (Ryan LeStrange) is coming that will draw people through the open door (double 4’s/doors) into the sanctuary of God’s presence on earth as it is in heaven. The gates of His presence are open to all who want to enter.

Revelation 4:1, 5 “…behold a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this. And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices.”

This will be a year where we will say with Job, “My ears had heard of You, but now my eyes see You. Therefore, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:5-6). I believe we are going to see the manifestation of many of the things we’ve only heard about through the scriptures or through rhema. I believe this is the year of double doors of hearing and seeing opening so we can enter into the sanctuary of God like we’ve never been before. We are going to see and hear things that will literally cause us to stand in awe and wonder, who is our God?

Double 4’s are double doors that open to the 8, where we see and hear things we’ve never heard and seen before. Welcome to the New Year!

The Sound of the Season

Every season has a sound, knowing the sound of the season is critical for our success in this season. Veronika West, a prophetess out of Ireland said, the Lord spoke one word to her, SHIFT! Doug Addison a prophet out of California said the Lord told him the winds of change are coming early this year. Most can sense it, the season has shifted, the winds of change have blown, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the nations are shocked, Israel is rejoicing and these are just a few of the earthly evidences of a shift, a change that has taken place. The manifestation of this shift in its magnification has yet to be seen, but it is coming and it is going to be really good. We are going to shout, sing, dance, rejoice and lift our voice, for the winter is over and the spring has sprung, the night is over and the day is upon us. Can you sense the season has changed?

With the changing of a season, there is a changing of the sound. Many have prophesied the new sound that is coming forth, but what that sound is many do not know, yet for us to be successful in this new season, we must be in alignment with the new sound. The new sound God is releasing is Proverbs 19:12, “The rage of a king is like the roar of a lion, but his sweet favor is like a gentle, refreshing rain” (The Passion Translation). We have shifted from the roar to the rain. The season of the roar has ended and the season of the gentle, refreshing rain has begun. The new sound is 1 Kings 19:11-13, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord. And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him…” (NASB).

The sound of the season is gentle, it is a soft whisper, not a loud roar. God is not coming to destroy, He is not angry, He is not coming with a whip, He realizes His people are lost, they are unclean, they are sheep without a shepherd and His heart is moved with compassion toward us, He is coming with the sound of a gentle whisper, a refreshing rain. He is coming to restore, rebuild, revive, rekindle, reform, reconcile. The sound of the season is not loud, angry, mean, or harsh, for a bruised reed He will not break and a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish. He will faithfully bring forth justice (Isaiah 42:3, NASB). For the oracles of God to be successful in this hour, they must know the sound of the season and that sound is gentle, it is sweet, it is refreshing. Not everyone is going to shift into this new season and release this new sound, there will still be those who declare another voice, but I encourage you to listen carefully, for the Lord is not in the wind, He is not in the earthquake, He is not in the fire, He is in the still small voice, the gentle whisper, this is the sound of the season!

Good Bye Night…Hello Day

I was talking to a friend on the phone the other day while walking around Wal Mart and I was telling her about a sermon I heard Paula White preach called, “A Map or A Compass”. I was so into our conversation I went to the automotive department to buy a compass, but they only had a thermometer, clock and compass combo. When I picked it up, I sensed this was prophetic and a needed tool for where we are going. I got home and the Lord spoke to me and said, “You will need to know the temperature of the atmosphere, the timing of God and the direction in which to go!” As we move forward, these three things are going to be necessary, temperature, timing and direction. Now, with that being said, I want to share with you what the Lord just said to me moments ago, I am still shouting on the inside and if I open my mouth, while typing this, you might hear me shout, for God has some really good news for us.

Genesis 1:5 says, “God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day” (NASB). Did you get that, there was evening and there was morning, that means to the Hebrews the beginning of a new day begins at night, in the evening. For westerners the beginning of a new day is at sunrise, but for God and for the Hebrews, a new day began at night or in the dark. Many of us miss what God is doing, because we don’t think like He thinks, a new day begins at night in God’s mind, therefore, we are in a new day, for it has been really dark lately, would you agree? The Bible calls deeds of darkness, drunkenness, sexual promiscuity, sensuality, strife, jealousy, lusts of the flesh (Romans 13:13-14). Can you see how we have been living in a night season, both in the world and the church?

Here is another example of life in the night. Luke 5:5 says, “Simon said, Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing…” or Isaiah 54:7-8 says, “For a brief moment I forsook you…in an outburst of anger I hid my face from you for a moment…says the Lord Your Redeemer” or Psalm 42:3 says, “My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day long, where is your God?” The night is a time of barreness, silence, mourning, it is a time of working hard, but catching nothing, it is a time of waiting, trusting, believing, hoping, navigating disappointment, it is a challenging time that tests your faith on a level that only the night can test it. It is not always deeds of darkness, it is also just times of being in the dark.

I believe we have been in a new day, but because it has been dark, many of us did not see it as a new day, but to God the new day began, when our darkness began. I have been, in the dark for 17 years now, not because of some deed of darkness, but I now believe it was by design, for I entered a new day and I did not know it. No one told me that a new day began in the dark. I had been saved for 10 years when this dark day began, I was in the ministry, obeying God, tithing, reading my bible daily, I was a “good Christian”, then I was invited into a new day and I believed I had done something wrong, that I was being sidelined for some sin I did not know I committed. I struggled to understand this new day, for it was dark. But even in the dark, there were prophets like Ron McGatlin, who spoke things over me in this new day, that I could not understand, for not only could I not see in the dark, I could not hear in the dark, when I first began. Can you relate? It’s been dark.

Then my eyes began to adjust about 4 years ago and my ears began to hear in a way I had never heard before. I was still in the dark, but now I entered into intimacy, revelation, understanding and a whole new world, even though it was still dark. I didn’t do everything perfectly, but I did continue to obey, even in the dark. I learned what love really is, in the dark, and now 17 years later, just today, I heard the Lord say, “The night is almost over and the day is about to appear!” I knew it was a bible verse, but where I was not clear, so thank you Google for showing me the way, quickly. Listen to Romans 13:11-12 “Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now, salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is near” (NASB).

I am shouting, the night is almost over, the day is near, what day, the Isaiah 2:2-4 day, the Micah 4:1-3 day, the Amos 9:11-15 day, the day of rejoicing is near, the sun is rising with healing in His wings (Malachi 4:2), the night is nearly over, the day is breaking, can you see the signs of the coming sunrise, can you hear the sound of the birds singing, do you know the signs of the night leaving and the day beginning? We made it through the night and now we are going to live in the light of His presence. Will you join me in shouting, thank you LORD! and good-bye night…hello day!

2018 “The Year of the Expected Harvest”

In prayer the other day, the Lord spoke to me and said, “I AM shifting from the sword to the sickle!” I then heard the Lord say, “Gather the wheat into My barns, for wheat is for feeding and seeding the nations.” As I lingered on these words in prayer, I heard the number 18, so I went to a book I own called 50 Amazing Words by CJ Lovik, in which he breaks down the Hebrew words into words, pictures and numbers, for it is a tri-layer language. I open to the number 18 and discover that the picture for 18 is the fish hook and the meaning is harvest. As I made this connection to the words God spoke to me, I heard the Lord put it all together and say, “2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest”! I shouted praises, I began to dance in my living room, I could sense in my spirit this is what we have been waiting for.
 
2017 was the year of victory, or in Hebrew the year 5777, it was the year of the sword of the Lord. Now as we have entered the Hebrew year 5778, it is the year of the open door, so when the Lord told me it is the year of the expected harvest, I wanted to see how it fit into the year of the open door. Revelation 4:1 says, “After these things I looked and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things” (NASB). The things John is referencing is the 7 church ages of Revelation 2-3, of which the best teaching I have heard on this is from Paul Keith Davis, you can find it on YouTube. So, John was invited to see what was going to happen after the Laodicean church age (Revelation 3:14-22).
 
If you read Revelation 4, John saw the risen lamb of God on a throne, Jesus is what happened, His glory was the story after “these things”. If Jesus is the glory story that will begin to be seen after “these things”, either we are being raptured out of here or we are going to be the answer to Jesus prayer in Luke 10:1-3, “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves” (NKJV). I personally believe the latter, which is why I believe 2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest.
Here is what I see, based on what God said to me, I see wheat being gathered into barns (storehouses) so they can be trained (threshed), equipped and deployed to seed and feed the nations. Leaders of the barns (storehouses) in which God is going to gather the wheat into will thresh them, then send them into their perspective fields in order to seed and feed that field. In the kingdom of God, right now, we are in the harvesting time. How do I know this with such certainty? Matthew 13:30, speaking of the wheat and the tares, Jesus says when asked if they should pull up the tares, said, “Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers (laborers), first gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into My barn” (NASB). You may see it differently, but I see God gathering up tares in the nations right now and bundling them for burning. Now this is not the weeping and gnashing of teeth burning, this is a refining, purifying, burning (Malachi 3:3/Zechariah 13:9).
 
You see it is a harvest season, not the end of the world. So, we turn on the news and much exposure is happening, like the Harvey Weinstein bundle is happening right now, as an example. So, Jesus said, first bundle the tares, then gather the wheat into my barns. Order matters to God. I believe we are in a season of harvest and that 2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest. I believe we are going to see a mass returning of the wheat into barns that will Ephesians 4:12-13, train, equip and deploy them to do the work of the ministry, which is to seed and feed the fields in which they work. Get ready for 2018 is the year of the Expected Harvest!

Slaying the Octopus…Accessing Abundance

It was only two days ago that the Lord revealed to me an octopus that is in the lives of His people. This octopus is one of the gatekeepers to abundance. Once the Lord slays the octopus in our lives, we will have access to abundance, but it begins with slaying the octopus and we cannot slay what we do not see. That is why Solomon is penned as saying, “For where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). What we can’t see, we can’t deal with, that is why God exposes in order to dispose. So, often we don’t want to hear the truth, see the truth or know the truth, for we tend to see it as a way to shame us, condemn us or somehow criticize us. However, the Father in heaven, is way to kind to do that, He only exposes things in our lives in order to dispose of them from our lives. He is so generous that He will expose anything that is hindering us from accessing abundance. This is why He is exposing the octopus.
 
On the news about a week ago, they showed a blue ringed octopus and said it is deadly to humans. I looked it up, as I was sensing some prophetic relevance to this, but did not have all the pieces to see the picture God was releasing to me. Then while reading in Matthew 13:18-23 about the explanation Jesus gave to the disciples in regards to the parable of the sower, the word octopus came into my spirit again. I was befuddled and decided to check out Google to see what are the characteristics of an octopus, for obviously God was seeking to expose something in order to dispose of it. Here is what I discovered about octopuses.
 
Octopuses are soft bodied, eight armed mollusks whose mouth is in the center point of the arms; the body can rapidly alter shape and can even squeeze through small gaps; they have excellent sight; are one of the most intelligent and behaviorally diverse invertebrates; they live in water, grow fast and mature quickly, but they are short lived; the males die after fertilizing the eggs of the female; the female dies right after the hatching of the fertilized eggs; they camouflage themselves and are described as sea monsters in mythology (Wikipedia).
 
With that being said, let’s tie the characteristics of the octopus into Matthew 13:22 “The one on whom seed was sown among thorns, this is the man who hears the word, understands the word, but the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth, choke the word and it becomes unfruitful” (NASB). The choker is the octopus, who has camouflaged itself as worry, that has snuck in through small gaps, that has its mouth in its arms, so the words spoken suffocate or strangle the word and it cannot produce fruit. The octopus is worry and it is choking the word in our lives and making us unfruitful.
 
But you may say, it says thorns and the octopus is a soft bodied sea monster. You are absolutely correct, thorns above ground are hard, but below ground they are soft for their roots which are below ground are what is choking the word in us. Jesus said in this parable, the word took root in the thorny soil, but it did not produce fruit, for it was being choked at the root level, for roots produce fruits. Now to take this one step further, this octopus the Lord is wanting to slay called worry is camouflaged and we often don’t recognize it, but it is there and it is linked to the spirit of mammon, who is another sea monster. That is why Jesus said, it is choked by worry of the world (the octopus) and the deceitfulness of riches (spirit of mammon). The Lord is seeking to slay the octopus in our lives, so that we can access abundance.
 
Abundance is the kingdom of God, abundance is Jesus, abundance is wisdom, truth, life, grace, hope, love, peace, joy, wealth, signs, wonders, miracles, it is abundant life in every way, abundance is Yahweh.

The Gate Called Wait

Doug Addison, a prophetic voice out of California released a blog and said, we are at the gate called wait. When I read that my spirit leaped, for I had felt like I missed something when we crossed over into 5778, the year of the open door. I checked my heart, asked my confidants and mentors to inspect me and I laid out before God, but all I kept hearing is “not everyone is here yet, just wait”. Being concerned I can say what I want to hear, I struggled for almost a whole month, but then this word came forth, that we are at the gate called wait. I knew this was true, for that is what God told me and I am confident many of you are exhaling like I did saying, yes, that is where we are.

After I rested into this word that we are at the gate called wait, God spoke to me and said, “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory”. I tried to remember the details of the movie, but knew I would not obtain the prophetic significance of it without watching the movie. So, off to the Thrift Store I go, and sure enough there is an original copy of the movie, not the Johnny Depp version. I come home and watch the movie and what I learned expanded my understanding of this gate called wait. The first wait in the movie is waiting for all 5 golden tickets to be found, we know 5 means grace. That means we had to wait for the grace upon people to run its course before we could meet at the gate of the “kingdom”, which opened in the movie on October 1 at 10am.

This of course caused me to leap, because we entered the through the open door late September and October 1 was a significant date for many of us. I know I personally had a showdown come to completion on that date this year and had a miracle happen that week, so for me that date was more confirmation that we are at the gate called wait. Then the 5 children and their one family member enter in, not knowing what they will see and the first place they go is through a very narrow door, again very biblical, we must enter through the narrow gate that leads to life (Matthew 7:13). Once through the door, they see the kingdom, but as they are going through the tour of the kingdom, the issue the children came in with, hooks them in the kingdom and they have to go through a process to remove that issue from them. One fell in the chocolate river and he loved to eat, another was addicted to chewing gum and she blew up like a blueberry, you get the point.

Even though we are in the gate of the kingdom, now that we are in there, God is removing from us the issues that plagued us before we entered. So, we are waiting because He is wanting to remove the issue that will hook us if not removed. For 4 of the 5 children, they got hooked and could not complete the tour. But one boy, though hooked in the carbonated room, burped and came back into the tour. By the end of the tour, only one boy, name Charlie (means man of God) and his grandpa Joseph (means blessing (Genesis 49:25-26), finish the tour and want their reward, but Willie Wonka sitting as his desk reminds them that they broke the contract by drinking of the carbonated beverage. Angry Charlie and Joseph are about to leave, but before they do, Charlie puts the everlasting gobstopper on the desk of Willie Wonka. Remember the man that was Wonka’s rival, wanted that gobstopper and they would be paid handsomely for it. But, Charlie gave it back and in that moment said, I want nothing from you Wonka.

The movie ends with Wonka saying to Charlie, “you passed the test! The whole kingdom belongs to you!” Charlie was stunned, then the supposed rival who wanted the everlasting gobstopper recipe actually worked for Wonka, for Wonka wanted to know who he could give the kingdom to, that would run it the way he does with integrity. Oh it is powerful, prophetic and explains even further why we are at the gate called wait. God is testing us to find out if we want Him or money, ministry, something else. When everyone makes their decision about what they want, the gate will open and we will go in lay it all at His feet and say, all I want is you. Once we get there, the wait will be over and He will give us the kingdom. For it is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32).

The gate called wait is where we are right now, but it is not where we are going to be for much longer, my heart is crying out for Him, not ministry, not money, not anything else. He is who I want. He is teaching us that He is the reward, He is the destination, He is the promotion, He is the provision, He is everything we long for. When we are secure there, He will give us the kingdom, for it will not be about anything but Him, our cry will be like David’s when we say, I would rather be a doorkeeper in the House of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. It really is all about a Man, named Yeshua, He is what we really want and we are the gate called wait, until we are rid of every other want. He truly is in the waiting (Kristi DeMarco).

Knock Knock

Knock, knock…who’s there? …Peter…Peter who? Peter who you are praying will be released from jail, that’s who.

Prayer without eyes wide open is going to release answers that we will miss, delay or forget about because we don’t recognize prayer has the power to release that which we are praying for. We have houses of prayer, churches that pray, Pastors and leaders that pray, but when the answer comes knocking, those same people that are praying can’t see, can’t hear, and many don’t believe their prayers are being answered. For some it is as though prayer has become another program that we do, even if we do it 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Prayer is not a program, it is a connection with a king, it is an access point to an answer, it is an invitation into revelation. The church is praying, but most are not believing, because the answer is knocking on the door, sitting in the pew, or speaking on Facebook, but the church doesn’t believe it.

Acts 12:12-16a “Peter went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!”  “You’re out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” But Peter kept on knocking…”

Having lived in Malaysia for 9 years, I can picture this scene. Houses in Malaysia have gates to outer courtyards, then there is the house with the door to the house. They typically do not have door bells as many Westerners are accustomed to, so the people at the gate, either call with their voice to announce they are there or they grab a rock off the ground and tap the gate, therefore, the one in the house knows someone is at the gate. Then they usually, send out the house maid, to answer or check to see who is at the gate. When Rhoda heard someone at the gate she went out to check and it was Peter, but the church inside was praying and didn’t believe her. This scene is very common in Malaysia.

The reality of this story is very relevant for our generation. The Lord has released Peters (apostles) from prisons, from hiding, from the secret places and they are knocking on church doors, sitting in church sanctuaries, and but the church doesn’t believe their prayers are being answered for help from heaven. It is like we love praying more than we love the answer to prayer God sends, because it may not be in the package, gender, color, or style we are wanting. Unfortunately, the church in their unbelief keep praying, but God continues to press through the servants in the house saying, the Peter’s (apostles) are at the door. Your prayers are answered.

Apostles, prophets and others that know they have been sent by God to a church, a ministry or a city, must exercise great patience, for God sent them there to help, but the help has been rejected, not because they are rejecting you, but because of their unbelief. You see, unbelief blinds us to the truth that is knocking on the door, standing at the gate, coming through a servant who we think doesn’t know anything. Unbelief is subtle, but dangerous. This is why Jesus said to church people, repent for the kingdom of heaven is here. They were praying for Messiah to come and now He was there, but they could not see Him, hear Him, accept Him, because they were praying but in unbelief.

In Revelation 3 we hear the words of Jesus saying, behold I stand at the door and knock, many have taught this as an evangelistic message, but it is a message to the church, Jesus, Peters, people are standing at the door and knocking, they are coming as an answer to your prayers, but you must open the door and let them in. They are God’s answers to your prayers. Now my prayer is that the unbelief will be replaced with faith, that blindness will bow to sight and that deafness will be broken by the sound of salvation that is being released in this generation. Can you hear it…knock knock.

The Swordsmen Are Coming

The Swordsmen Are Coming

During the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the famous words, “The British are coming, the British are coming!” was heralded among those preparing for the battles they were about to engage in. I hear in the spirit the Lord saying, “The swordsmen are coming, the swordsmen are coming!” I believe this is being heard in the camp of the enemy, but may not be being heard in the church. But I believe the Lord is saying this to both the enemy and the church, “the swordsmen are coming, the swordsmen are coming”.

Judges 7:19-22 Gideon and the hundred men with him reached the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guard. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars that were in their hands. The three companies blew the trumpets and smashed the jars. Grasping the torches in their left hands and holding in their right hands the trumpets they were to blow, they shouted, “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” While each man held his position around the camp, all the Midianites ran, crying out as they fled. When the three hundred trumpets sounded, the Lord caused the men throughout the camp to turn on each other with their swords.”

Gideon is an Old Testament example of the swordsmen that are coming. They are coming with a sound of salvation for the nation. When the sound of these swordsmen is heard, the enemy will turn on themselves, because it is not the sound of men they are going to hear, it is the sound of God. Another example of these swordsmen is found in the New Testament, where Jesus was in a discussion with His disciples about the kingdom that is coming, on earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 22:35-38 “Then Jesus said, “When I sent you out and told you to travel light, to take only the bare necessities, did you get along all right?” “Certainly,” they said, “we got along just fine.” He said, “This is different. Get ready for trouble. Look to what you’ll need; there are difficult times ahead. Pawn your coat and get a sword. What was written in Scripture, ‘He was lumped in with the criminals,’ gets its final meaning in me. Everything written about me is now coming to a conclusion.” They said, “Look, Master, two swords!” But he said, “Enough of that; no more sword talk!”

The year 5778 is the year of the open door, Chuck Pierce at the Head of the Year Conference said, it is the year of a living 8 and it is the gate of 8. 8 as we all know means new beginning, God is inaugurating something new, but it is old, but it is new. It is new because we may not have seen it before, but it is old, because to God nothing is new. The year of the open door is opening for the Word Warriors to enter in. These are swordsmen who have learning to rightly divide the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15); they know their sword is not a carnal weapon of war (2 Corinthians 10:4-5); rather they have been in swordsmen training for years, for they were willing to sit down, wait on the Lord and in the waiting, they sharpened their double-edged swords (Hebrews 4:12).

The swordsmen are coming, the swordsmen are coming for the only weapon that is going to win this war is the Sword of the Lord (the Word of God). The only weapon against deception is TRUTH, and TRUTH is a person, not a ministry, not a calling, not a title, it is a person and these swordsmen that are coming know Jesus, not in theory, in reality. They hear His voice and another they will not follow (John 10:5); they have not sought their own glory, their own ministry, their own way, they have laid down who they are completely for Yahweh. Their call is not to make a name for themselves, but to display the glory of God on earth as it is in heaven. They know who they are, but more importantly they know whose they are and in that they rejoice: Luke 10:19-20 “See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” 

The swordsmen are coming, the swordsmen are coming! For the Lord has heard the cry of His people and He is sending help from heaven. The swordsmen are coming, the swordsmen are coming!