Suddenly!

In prayer this morning I was thinking about the month we are in the Hebrew Calendar calls it the month of Elul, it is the month that they say, The KIng Is In The Field. Each of their months have a meaning or promise connected to them, similar to our month of September being the 9th month many calling it a birthing month. As I was thinking about this month drawing to a close and the new Hebrew Year beginning on Saturday at sundown and then Feast of Trumpets beginning on Sunday at sundown, the veil was thin as I began to press into the Lord. As I was lingering in the thin place with the King of kings, who is in the field, the Holy Spirit spoke to me the story of Paul and Silas in Acts 16.

Acts 16:23-26 says, “When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely; and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.”

We as nations have gone through some really hard times, from the virus of 2020 to the challenges in Ukraine, then add inflation, supply shoratages and personal challenges it can be a lot. No we are not physically going through what Paul and Silas went through, but it has been a very challenging season. Yet many still lift their voice in worship, they still sing, they still pray, they are still standing, waiting for the God of the breakthrough to come into the nations.

Friends, I think we are about to experience a suddenly this weekend. As we worship, as we lift our voice, I know it is a midnight time, but as we pray this weekend corporately, as we worship together, as we release the sound of the shofar, I sense a suddenly is going to happen. What? I am not sure, but God is a deliverer and He knows the nations need His deliverance. My hands will be lifted high, my voice will be raised to the sky, and my eyes will be on Him the lover of my soul.

The Old Is Gone The New Is Here

One of the deceptions of our generation has been to put present realities into a future fulfillment. If we are continually longing for some future event we will never be empowered to overcome in our current reality. It is like always waiting for something in the future, but never occupying anything in our present reality.

One manifestation of this deception is found when people read the book of Revelation. Most believers, cannot read the book of Revelation with a right now mindset, because we have been taught we are going to be left behind, be raptured out of here or because the book of Revelation is the last book of the Bible it means it is the “end”. The Greek mindset is linear, the Hebrew mindset is cyclical, if you read Revelation 22 which speaks of a new heaven and a new earth, it is a perfect match for Genesis 1 which speaks of a new heaven and a new earth. The Bible is cyclical, not linear, just like when the clock strikes midnight, it ends one day and begins another.

Now listen to Revelation 11 “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.” This is not a future reality, this is a present reality. The kingdom of the world HAS BECOME, present reality; HAVE BEGUN TO REIGN, present reality. My friends, Jesus the Christ is reigning over the world right now. What we are seeing is the residue of an old kingdom that Satan used to rule, but it is no longer in control, it no longer has power.

I want to encourage you to not submit to a defeated system, to not believe the residue of a conquered kingdom, to not listen to the narrative of a dead ruler. The old has gone, the new has come and right now Jesus is reigning over the kingdom of the world and is making it His kingdom for He will reign over it forever. Welcome to forever my friends!

Mystery Meets Reality

Biblical prophets like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Isaiah, Zechariah spoke words in a mystery of which many people in their day did not understand what they were saying. They, like us, believed their prophetic words were for their day and age, but little did they know the mystery that was hidden in their prophesies. Prophetic words that God gives to share with us about what is coming, are a mystery to the hearer and the speaker. We think it means one thing, but when time converges with the prophetic word, delay is broken and the mystery is revealed.

The Bible says, “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10. What that means is, the prophets of the Old Testament prophesied the Messiah in ways they did not even realize they were doing. In Isaiah 9 Isaiah named his son Immanuel not realizing this would be the name of the son of God, the Messiah. When Jesus manifested Himself as Immanuel, God with us, the spirit of Isaiah’s prophecy became the testimony of Jesus. Remember the book of Revelation is the revelation, the revealing of Jesus the Christ (Revelation 1).

We are living in a biblical narrative that is a mystery, Revelation 17 even calls it mystery Babylon. Mystery means we don’t understand it all upon speaking it or hearing it, but when time converges with the prophetic words God has been speaking, Revelation 10:6-7 happens, “There will be delay no longer, the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets.” The end of the mystery is the revealing. My friends, we are about to see a revealing that will surprise us and awaken us to the revelation of Jesus Christ. This is not the rapture, this is the new era and what you are going to see and hear because fallen, fallen, Babylon has fallen is going to blow your natural mind. Don’t try to figure it out, just be still and know that He is God! For we are about to see in living color the salvation of our God.

The Mountain of the LORD

The knowledge of the Lord is found in the mountain of the Lord, which Isaiah 2 says is the chief of all the mountains. The more we know the Lord the less harmful we are to other people. Our lack of knowledge about God actually makes us dangerous to others. Humanism wants us to believe love is love; my truth is truth; and that I am a good person. All of this apart from the knowledge of God. It is not true. It is actually a deception that has penetrated culture and masqueraded as a counterfeit gospel of which many people believe, quote and receive.

Isaiah 11:9 says, “They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,

For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”

In the mountain of the Lord is the knowledge of the Lord and the knowledge of the Lord is not a weapon used against other people, nor is it a shield for self-protection. The true knowledge of the Lord, actually softens you not hardens you. When the Bible says, the name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it (Proverbs 18:10), it is an invitation to embody His names. His names according to Exodus 34:5, 7 include merciful, gracious, patience, goodness and truth. These names are our strong tower, our safe place.

When we know the Lord, we treat people differently. People know it when you know the Lord, they can feel it, they can see it in your actions and they can hear it in your voice. My friends, get to know the Lord, come into the mountain of the Lord, learn from Him, learn about Him, you will be transformed from the inside out. The knowledge of Him will cause us as believers to stop harming and hurting one another.

We Need You To Prophesy

1 Corinthians 14 tells us everyone can prophesy. We all can exhort, encourage and comfort. Acts 2 was the pouring out of God’s spirit upon all flesh, both sons and daughters, so they can prophesy. We need people to prophesy more than ever right now. Prophesy to your cities, prophesy to your friends, prophesy to your family, prophesy to your nation. Prophesy, prophesy, prophesy.

Prophetic people, hear the voice of God and speak. It is not complicated. Prophets are mouthpieces for God, they hear God and they speak. If you can hear the voice of God you can prophesy. If you can read the word of God you can prophesy. Open your Bible, find some good news and prophesy. We need the voices of the messangers without microphones to prophesy.

The atmosphere is filling with fear more and more everyday. If you live on earth you are subject to the atmosphere. People are panicking and for some rightfully so, but for others there is no need. Many are panicking because of what is in the atmosphere not because it is going to be their reality. This is why we need to prophesy. We need the atmosphere to be seeded with what God is saying, not what is about to happen to the Babylonian system. The system is petrified, as it should be, because Fallen, fallen, Babylon has fallen.

In Isaiah 7 news of impending doom came to the house of David and it struck fear in the king and all those around him. So, God sends Isaiah (the prophet) to the king to say, “Take care and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted. Thus says the Lord GOD: “It shall not stand nor shall it come to pass.” This is a word for us, what the enemy has planned to do shall not come to pass, so prophesy to the nation as Isaiah did to the king. It shall not come to pass. The enemy is projecting on you what God is about to do to him, fear not my friends, God is about to blow our minds with His goodness at least that is what I hear.

City Got A New Name

It has been said that four nuns declared Nashville “Music City” henceforth the name. Those four nuns came from Ohio to found St. Cecilia Academy, an all girls school in North Nashville. They founded this school in 1860 on the corner of Athens Way and Dominica Road.

When on prophetic adventures you go to the location the Lord reveals and then you look for clues to confirm your on the right track. Amanda Hopkins Blankenship told me about this school and the four nuns, but the Lord unlocked the mystery in the history. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music and musicians. Another clue into what spirit is ruling Nashville’s Music City.

The Lord told me to make a decree of a new name for Nashville to match the new sound that is going to come out of here. On Sunday night the Lord sent me to Music Row to tune the sound of the city to the sound of heaven. Yesterday James Goll, a prophet whole lives in Nashville said, “He’s coming to bring you flashes of His presence, the lightnings of God, and to help TUNE YOU TO THE SOUNDS OF HEAVEN to be released on earth.” I sent it to Sharon Ward Shirley and said, did you see this, she was like I just read it and was going to send it to you. Only God! So, we head to North Nashville to St. Cecilia Academy today and across the street is a building whose address is 2222. That’s a nod to Isaiah 22:22. Another wink from heaven for me because the Lord said to rename the city, the City of David, for it is located in Davidson County.

With shofar in hand, we go to the gates of the school, which is the only access and it is private property so no access granted and I am praying by the gates then I decree, NASHVILLE WILL BE CALLED THE CITY OF DAVID and the moment I am getting the last letter out of my mouth, the gates open automatically. The spirit of God hits me with laughter like I have never had before and a women drives up and goes through the gates. I am buckled over laughing, not sure why, but laughing and the Lord says, “Blow the Shofar to seal the decree.” I blow the shofar with one long blast as the gates are shutting and then I continue laughing.

What used to be a city ruled by Athena in the Parthenon, St. Cecilia in the Academy and studios on Music Row are now all going to be removed because Nashville is now the City of David says the Lord. A big thanks to Autumn Darden for helping me discern the new name for this city. God confirmed what she saw in the name Davidson County, through Revelation 7 and Amos 9. Everything is changing, new sounds are going to arise; old systems are going to fall; and Yahweh alone is going to be worshipped as the only God in Nashville, TN.

The Best Is Yet To Come

Biblical literacy will be one of the pillars of the next move of God. With the revival of biblical literacy will come a deconstructing of the doctrines of men in our minds that have blinded us to the truth on the pages right in front of us. When the removal of men’s opinions is removed from our sight in the glory of God we are going to have a choice to make. Will we hang on to what we have been taught by men or will become lovers of the truth no matter how many mountains we must see moved and cast into the sea to get there? The choice will be yours to make.

Jesus said in Luke 5:36-39 ““No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough.’”

Some will join the old and say it is good enough, but most will join the new and say we want You Jesus, You have the words of eternal life. No one knows another persons heart, most people struggle to know their own heart, but the question each of us must ask ourselves is, Am I a lover of truth? No matter the personal cost to me, do I want to hear the truth; do I want to be set free? The answer to this question will determine what wine you will drink.

We are fast approaching what God has promised us for years. Tim Sheets calls it God’s Got A Surprise; Chuck Pierce says, We have not gone this way before; others talk about a move of God of the likes the world has yet to see. Nonetheless it is going to be beyond all we can ask or imagine. To prepare yourself for this, you must decide you are going to be a lover of truth, for the Lord is the head of this move of God and He is the Truth. I am ready to throw out anything old that may dilute the new, I am ready to say to any mountain: MOVE and I am ready to have the truth set me free. What about you?

A Vast Army

I heard the phrase MESSANGERS WITHOUT MICROPHONES yesterday afternoon, it caught me off guard at first for there was no context for it. I began to meditate on this phrase and as I did I saw a large group of people and then I heard the Lord began to utter these words…

“There are more of you; you are a vast army; your voice has power to shake nations, change situations and make declarations. You are my messangers without microphones. You are not second class prophets; you are not cast away ministers; you are My messangers without microphones. I hear your prayers; I see your deeds; I know your desires. I hear you, I see you, I know you. You are a vast army, there are more of you than you realize and I AM at the head of you; I AM the glory behind you; I AM the fire within you. Don’t be quiet; don’t be still’ advance of army of messangers without microphones; the nations need to hear the sound of your voice speaking; the sound of your feet marching; the sound of your tears hitting the dry ground. I AM with you mighty warrior; I know the sound of your voice my messangers without microphones.”

The Lord is activating a new army on the earth to take the land. It is an army that sings in their car while driving down the highway; they pray in their closets where no one can hear them; they prophesy in places that are out of sight; they preach to creation and in a variety of locations. They are varied in age; they are not resisted because of their gender. They’ve already been approved by God so they don’t need to prove anything to man. They are a generation who don’t have pulpits, platforms, performances or public acclaim. They are God’s Messangers Without Microphones.

Wild and Free

Why have we been trained to be tame? Why do some people get to exercise their authority in Christ but others don’t? Who said one gender has more liberties than another? Who decided that your socio economic status determines the value of your voice? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? This is not a common conversation the Lord and I have, but when I read in Revelation 5:9-10 “You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” These questions arise inside of me.

The Bible is crystal clear the blood of Jesus purchased all people and His blood made us a kingdom and priests who are to reign on earth. His blood liberated us not only from sin, but from slavery to sin. We have been set free, yet we are trained to be tame. Why do people not like free people? Why do people like to control people? What is in us as blood bought people that is so threatening? There are many answers to these questions but one of them is free people are uncontrollable. We were created to be wild horses not tamed elephants. We were made for wide open spaces not confined places. I believe the reason we have so many “issues” in the body of Christ is because we don’t want people truly set free.

If we let people be free, if we teach them the authority they have in Christ, if we let them loose to minister in the gifts God has given them, then we as leaders must learn to lead leaders and most people in leadership roles right now have no idea how to do that. Henceforth, why they keep training you to be tame, even though you were bought with a price so you could be wild and free. The awakening is going to reveal our freedom and is going to bring about a leadership change of the likes we have never seen. When God wakes up His people, just like when Jesus did when He walked the earth, we are going to hear the sound of freedom, the sound of hooves running wild and free and it is going to be a sound that activates and liberates people. You were bought to be free not bound!

Treasure Hunt

I remember when I was 9–10 years old, my gramma and grandpa would take my brother and I on walks near their condominium and she would have us bring a bag with us. The bag was to carry the treasures we found on our walk. I remember how excited we were for these walks. Sometimes we found pennies, other times it was rubber bands, and even once we found something my gramma said was not a treasure and we were to put it down. My gramma lived to be 100 years old, she was a wonderful woman and I miss her dearly, but what she taught me so many years ago I never forgot.

Every morning when I open my Bible I come with my bag, my heart wide open, ready for the treasures I am going to find that day. The word of God is like going on a treasure hunt, you never know what you are going to find, but there are jewels hidden everywhere. Today as I was praying Psalm 103 I found a treasure that suprised me. We know Psalm 103 is all about the benefits of God, healing, forgiveness, redemption, crowns, but the treasure I found today was new, at least new to me.

Psalm 103:5 says, “Who satisfies your years with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle 🦅.” I immediately remembered what Isaiah 40:31 says, “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles 🦅, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” My friends, if you have wondered what the wait is all about, it is waiting on the Lord to release to us the good things that will satisfy our years. Do you know what wears you out, things that are not good. People are exhausted from entertainment, excess, boredom, immorality, sin (which does violence to yourself); those who are waiting on the Lord are not tired, they are strong and are about to do exploits. Can I get a witness?

God is about to satisfy us with good things for years to come and we are going to get stronger not weaker; healthier not sicker; joyful not mourning. Shout for joy my friends, for our salvation is nearer than before, it’s about to get really really good!!!