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This Passover Experience Miraculous

On Saturday, March 13th, at sundown, we entered into Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew year, according to Exodus 12:2-3. This is the time during which the Lord spoke to Moses and the Israelites about preparing for the Passover. Passover this year starts on March 27th and ends on April 4th (Resurrection Sunday). We need to celebrate! He is alive! Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. He is our Passover Lamb. He died, was buried and resurrected to overcome sin, death and the grave so the curse over us would be broken.

The Lord is springing new things into action! March is the month to march forward like the Israelites did out of Egypt. The Lord led them out of Egypt and took them across the Red Sea. They physically left Egypt, and then they had to shed the poverty mindset of Egypt’s bondage. This is why they were not able to go into the Promised Land for 40 years, but God was with them in the desert. He allowed them to see, feel and experience aspects of heaven while they were there so that they would build their identity in Him alone.

One of the ways the Lord built their identity in Him was through His miraculous provision. The Lord has a special word for you for this season, and it’s found in Deuteronomy 8:2-4 (NASB): And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, in order to humble you, putting you to the test, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.  And He humbled you and let you go hungry, and fed you with the manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, in order to make you understand that man shall not live on bread alone, but man shall live on everything that comes out of the mouth of the Lord Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.”

Did you see that? The Lord gave them manna, their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell at all during this time! The supernatural entered the natural while they were journeying those 40 years. The Israelites had entered into a realm in which things did not decay, their mantles stayed, their feet were able to withstand, their bodies were able to submit – and they received! They were completely covered and surrounded by heaven even in the midst of what they were going through. And just like they began to understand the supernatural in their wilderness season, you can too. 

Let me break it down even further:

They were fed supernatural manna every day. Manna was little honey flaked crackers or bread and was white like coriander seed that appeared on the ground. This food from heaven fed their natural bodies enough only for one day. Through it, the Lord was teaching them to trust and believe in Him, and that His provision comes directly from heaven. Manna means “what is it?” It’s the bread of life. It’s the Word of God every day that sustains you and enables you to walk in heavenly realms on earth.  

Their clothes did not wear out. Clothing in Hebrew means their mantle. In other words, your mantle will not wear out when you walk in heavenly realms on the earth. It will be strong. It will not be torn away from you, as it is a part of who you are. The Lord wants you to know that the mantle He has given you is a covering that will last.

Their feet did not swell. Feet in Hebrew is the word regel which means to endure, journey, possess, time. It means to walk along and a type of treading. See, it’s like putting one foot in front of the other. As you walk, you possess time, you endure and you move forward. Your feet will last and not decay or swell. You are not going to become overwhelmed with the walk. Everywhere you walk, you will possess what is before you!  A foot possesses the time. There is only one thing that can refer to the possession of eternal time and that is when we are walking in the heavenly realms on earth.

This is very important as you are entering into a time of great awakening and global glory: The Lord is saying, “I am going to cause My people to walk in the heavenly realms on earth.” You are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). You are a citizen of heaven. You must operate on the earth from the heavenly perspective. 

The good news is that NOW we can walk in heaven on earth. That is why Jesus speaks to us and says, “Ask that heaven be done on earth.” The phrase in the earth means like a movement of heaven actually making its place in the earth realm. In earth in the Greek means superimposition of time, place and order; a distribution over and above a place of rest and direction. So when we ask for heaven to manifest in the earth realms, like Jesus taught in the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), what we are saying is, “Lord, superimpose heaven on the earth. Distribute rest and peace.”

In heaven means a fixed position of place, time and state of rest. When we are walking in heavenly realms, heaven comes upon us like a supernatural covering. By faith we believe this; we understand it to be true not only because of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, but also because of His ascension. When He ascended, He sat next to the Father, and we are now seated in heavenly places with Him. That realm of heaven is ours in the earth.

I believe you’re going to see more signs, miracles and wonders coming forth than you ever imagined. The glory of the Lord is being revealed. I was in Oklahoma last weekend and I saw the glory like I had never seen before. Everyone was healed, even family members who were not present when we prayed for them and dispatched angelic hosts to bring healing. God is allowing His Spirit to come upon you. You are beginning to receive incredible grain from heaven, incredible revelation about walking in heavenly realms on the earth. Your clothes won’t wear out, your feet won’t swell, you’re going to have all the provision you need. You are wrapped in a heavenly realm. Blinders are being removed right now, in the name of Jesus. You are about to see the supernatural every day! You are about to engage with God right where you are, walking beyond time in eternity, a place where every need is met! It’s going to be an amazing season!

In Your Test of Promotion You Will Prevail

Have you been experiencing spiritual warfare lately? Does it feel like there are blockades and obstacles in your way? Have things been difficult? Listen: This is happening because you have just been promoted! 

Promotion time is here! On Thursday, February 11th, at sundown we entered a brand-new Hebrew calendar month, Adar. Adar means completion and is known as the month of joy. It is the 12th month on the ecclesiastical calendar which started at Passover in 2020. During this month, the Jewish people celebrate Purim. Purim this year is sundown, Thursday February 25- Friday February 26, when the Jewish people remember how Esther went boldly before the king to share Haman’s evil plan for the annihilation of the Jewish people. Esther risked her life to properly position the Jews and their nation to be saved. God gave her favor and a plan. Just like God prepared, promoted and put her in a place for,  “such a time as this,” He is doing the same for you, for the purpose and destiny that He has called you to. 

Mordecai, Esther’s cousin told her about what would happen to the Jewish people if she did not speak up. These were the words that invited Esther to her place of promotion. They were words to save her nation. We are never truly promoted until we are faced with a situation where we have to stand for righteousness. There are steps to promotion -and Esther’s first was coming into the palace and being purified for a year before seeing the King. The second promotion was when she was asked to stand in her position to save her people. Your promotion is not just about you it is about others too.

Esther 4:12-14 reads, “When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai,  he sent back this answer: ‘Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?’”

We need to remember the importance of our promotion as we see the increase in spiritual warfare and our response to it. The enemy always wants to push back whenever we get promoted. Let’s not forget that in January we gave God our first fruits and consecrated ourselves before Him. He brought us to capacity and expanded us upon a strong foundation. You’ve gone to the next level! This is why you feel the friction in the spirit realms. You have been given a greater responsibility then you have ever had before. 

God has properly positioned you, not to sit around like royals, but to minister to a remnant. He has given you a sphere of influence for you to use the power He has given you to make changes. You must open your mouth! God has given you a voice and His Word. When you speak, it’s like a spark of God releases and ignites things. You can change a nation! 

Promotion comes with a test that proves we walked into the promotion. The enemy is prepared to convince you that this promotion didn’t happen, that you’re not good enough or that you couldn’t possibly be called to do this. He tries to get involved in the things of God and the progression of the Lord. He tries to push it back by bringing hinderances.

Let’s go back to Esther. What did she do? Esther 4:15-16 (NIIV) reads, “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai:  ‘Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.’”

She asked her people to fast and pray for her for three days and nights. They joined in agreement that she would obtain the strength needed to go before the king. If she didn’t go, she and her people would perish. The secret to getting past the pushback of the enemy is to step into the heavenly places. We must operate in the joy of the Lord. Remember you’re a citizen of heaven and the joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

In His presence there is fullness of joy. That is where you need to position yourself: in His presence. Get in that secret place with the Lord and let Him build you up. Fasting and praying will discipline you to sit with the Lord and hear Him. He will give you strategies and show you how to navigate the sphere of influence He called you to. Our God is forever moving and does not stagnate. We have to keep up with Him!

The Lord will promote you many times to next levels. Two times of year there are regular times of fulfillment of the promotion, those are at Passover and Rosh Hashanah, the 2 main Hebrew New Years.  God usually starts adjusting us for the promotion about four to six weeks beforehand. Why? Our God is cyclical. He works in cycles. God wants you to walk in the totality of each promotion for six months. This brings strength. It helps you stay in proper position, keeps your joy steady, and allows you carry His power until He turns the calendar again with a new promotion. 

So be encouraged! You have stepped into a new season, a new time and place where God is using you in a mighty way. Do not shrink back. The righteous do not shrink back; they live by faith. No matter the opposition, press forward. The enemy cannot take your promotion. There is joy in His presence, and that is what it’s going to take for you to fulfill your purpose and destiny. 

 

In February Expansion Is Here

God took the month of January to expand our souls for greater increase in territory and an acceleration of our destiny this year! He did this through increasing our identity in Him as He expanded our spirit, our soul, our temple and our capacity. Now as God expanded us in our souls, we will now step into a larger sphere of influence, greater regions and territories. In 2021, we will have tremendous growth as we step into this expanse. 

3 John 1:2 says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” As our soul grows in capacity our territory of influence grows.

January is a spiritual foundation month. It’s a time we positioned ourselves properly for the year ahead. I know you were already praying and fasting, but have you also taken the time to give? Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”  Lay the right foundation for yourself, because I see in the spirit financial provision is coming to the faithful.

Jesus is the firstfruit of many brothers. We are the “many brothers,” and we put Him first by setting time to pray, fast, give and consecrate ourselves unto to Him. You see, when you make yourself holy, everything you touch shall be holy. “For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches” (Romans 11:16). 

Greater territories are coming to you in 2021 as you purify and consecrate yourself, as you continue in a deep abiding relationship with the Lord. Your expansion shall be great! Allow the Lord to continue to minister to you about your upcoming transitions to greater increase and multiplication. Set your foundation on God, for He is the Master Builder. He is preparing your temple, correcting, aligning and repositioning things in your life for a season of victory! 

God is building divine relationships and making new alignments so that acceleration can take place and you can enter the new territories He has for you in 2021. I see streams that will quickly bring you to your purpose and destiny. Are you ready for what is coming? 

Every blessing I have ever received is because I practiced giving God my first fruits (praying, fasting and financial giving) at the beginning of each year. You have to have your heart right, you have to be consecrated in prayer and fasting, you have to offer the Lord your heart and your financial first fruits, to remain in the right place. These acts lead to a strong and correctly laid foundation. Will you build a strong foundation? Remember, when the root is holy, the branches are holy. When the first fruit is holy, the lump is also holy (Romans 11:16). 

God wants our first of everything, and everything else grows from that point. When we see and understand this, we come to know that God is building a foundation in us. Are you sensing that God wants to start establishing new relationships for you? Know this! The Lord is giving you a divine set up. Just begin to move into those places.

Acceleration is coming. God has strong relationships that will help establish your destiny. As God properly positions you, you will begin to see a major acceleration. God is connecting you with people, divine alignments, and giving you new territories. The Lord showed me that many of these new alignments aren’t temporary; they are structured, permanent alignments from Him. Some of these will come in 2021 and carry you almost to the end of the decade. 

New territories are before you. God is setting you up for new things! You will be able to advance in the giftings that He has given you. You are set up to complete the project for every Kingdom assignment that God has given you and each mantle that you are carrying for Him.

We are called to serve God and be faithful in all things. In Luke 6:47-49 Jesus says, “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”

Acceleration is yours in 2021! God is setting you straight for 2021. He is giving you a new and fresh vision and a strategy for this year and beyond. I declare over you that you are blessed to be a blessing. You continue to bless Him with your increase, and He will continue to give you more. You are trustworthy. You are honest. You are loyal. You are positioning yourself in great character to carry the capacity. Great things are coming to you. God is going to take you to the next level!


Join your faith with Him in February. If you have not started consecrating yourself with praying, fasting and giving, then start now. It is never too late to connect with God in our hearts. Let Him align everything – spirit, soul and body. When you position yourself to live an overcoming life with Him, you are set on the right course. God needs you on His team. He needs you to be strong. Your transition begins today. 

Month of Shevat- Kingdom Mantles Emerge in 2021

As we come into 2021 we enter the Hebrew month of Shevat , which is the Babylonian name for the 11th month on the religious calendar and the 5th month on the civil calendar begins Wednesday, January 13 at sundown. This is a month where we remember the abundance of God coming forth into the earth. In this month is the celebration of is Tu B’Shevat on 15 Shevat, which begins sundown on January 27- sundown on January 28, in which another New Year on the Hebrew calendar is recognized. Tu B’Shevat represents the bringing forth of produce from the trees after a rainy season. It is a time to remember we have  abundance and sustenance from the earth. This abundance not only comes from our knowledge of understanding what is happening in the earthy realms during this time but also how we as followers of Messiah live our lives abundantly and trust in His sustenance in order to advance His kingdom on the earth.

The month of Shevat is mentioned below in Zechariah 1:7-8 (NASB)

On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, that is, the month Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah the prophet, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, as follows: I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel, and white horses behind him.

Myrtle trees are used to make medicine and they often represent love, beauty, peace and fruitfulness. It would be fitting that Zecharaiah receivd this vision among these trees. Queen Esther’s Hebrew name was Hadassah which means myrtle tree.

Zecharaiah 1:16-17 (NASB)

Therefore the Lord says this: “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it,” declares the Lord of armies, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.”’  Again, proclaim, saying, ‘This is what the Lord of armies says: “My cities will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.”’”

The Lord is saying He will have compassion or in the greek this is word racham which means love, mercy, pity. He is speaking among the trees which represent this very thing. 

Psalm 1:13 (NASB)

Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the Law of the Lord,
And on His Law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season,
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

As we prepare for making an impact in 2021 and remembering Shevat, we must reflect on the fact that God has given us kingdom mantles to rule and reign on the earth today through sustenance already provided by Messiah. We have been given the tools we need in order to advance the kingdom through the finished work of Jesus Christ. We are simply His change agents or sent ones to impact the earth on His behalf. 

 

December is Governmental Alignment and Dedication of the Temple

This month of December is the 12th month on the Gregorian calendar. The number 12 is the number of government. It is also the 9th month of the ecclesiastical calendar year and the 3rd month of the civil calendar year on the Hebrew calendar. The number 9 means finality. Number 3 means resurrection, wholeness, and completeness, and 9 + 3 = 12. As you can see there is a finality to God’s work in this month of December.

Prophetically, you are going to see some governmental shifting in both the Kingdom and in earth realms this month. The kingdom changes will come as we see new apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists answering the call of God on their lives and beginning to step out in unprecedented faith to minister the gospel. You will see the new apostles and prophets God is raising up to be bold leaders with kingdom authority who will call for their congregations to be set in alignment with Kingdom mandates.

In Matthew 4:17 (KJV) the word says, “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

What time was that? It was the time when John the Baptist was put in prison. That was a time of pending death for John, but Jesus arrives and says these very words. 

I prophesy, though some have felt death the past few months, Jesus says that His Kingdom is at hand. We must remember we are  the body of Christ called to be sent ones who bring the good news of Jesus in times of trials and pending death. It is only the gospel of the good news carried by those of us, who are His apostolic church, that will set into place the broken places of the kingdom.

Ephesians 4:10-16 (KJV) says, “ ( He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”

He that died, buried, resurrected and ascended has given leaders a mandate to, “perfect the saints.” This word perfecting is the Greek word katartismos which means to repair or adjust, to frame or mend, to prepare and restore. 

The apostles, prophets and five-fold ministry leaders are called to get the body of Christ into a place of alignment with the Head of His church, Jesus Christ. We are called to speak to the dry bones that bring about the flesh and tendons and call for the breath of the Holy Spirit to come. 

We are called to proclaim as Ezekiel 37 :10-14(KJV) says, “So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.  Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.  And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,  And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.”

The people had been saying in Ezekiel 37 :11 (NIV), “Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.” This was the mantra of the people. This sounds a bit like today.  So, this means the apostolic and prophetic church leaders need to remind the body of Christ where they are out of alignment due to lack of faith, and have them prophesy to the dry bones of the church and say, “We are not dried up, we have not lost hope, and we are not cut off.” 

God is on His throne and He has not left us. When the body is out of alignment or katartismos,  the job of church leadership is to give it a good chiropractic realignment with the word of God, and say, “Our God has not abandoned us. He is with us. He loves us. He wants us to prophesy to these dry places AND begin to live.” 

Yes, live this December! In this month of government your prayers are so very important. Your prayers are the four winds of north, south, east and west upon the USA and abroad. 

God told prophet Ezekiel in 37:9-10 (NIV) , “Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.”  So, I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.’”

 Let us the church of Jesus Christ be the vast army come to life – speaking only life!

Festival of Dedication

On December 10 at sundown through December 18 at sundown, we enter the season of Hanukkah or Festival of Dedication or Lights on the Hebrew calendar. Jesus Himself was in Solomon’s Colonnade during this time according to John 10:22-23 (NIV) which  reads, “Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter,  and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.” 

This is a time where the Jewish people remember a family called the Maccabees who found one vial oil  that was left after the defilement of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes, a Syrian ruler who had tried to force the Jews to abandon their laws.  He put pigs on the altar and turned it to the worship of Zeus. Then, the Maccabees, led by Matthias and his five sons fought back and one of his sons Judas cleansed and rededicated the temple. The story goes that when the priests went into the light the menorah there was only enough oil for one day of burning, but when they used it, miraculously it burned for 8 days. Eight is a spiritual number for new beginnings. 

This is a time remembered on the Hebrew Calendar where no matter what pain comes against the temple there is a miracle waiting to happen and a cleansing and rededication ready to abound. No matter how the world may be trying to put out your light, do not let it! A new beginning is awaiting us.

For those who believe in Jesus and are part of His body, we have Jesus who is the miracle oil in the temple, making every day new. He is light of the world inside us, His temple,  and inside His church body as a whole. We must only dedicate our worship to Him and our spirits will burn bright and we will come alive. 

No matter what voices are trying to defile your temple or the church of Jesus Christ as a whole,  we must stand up and let the light of the world be seen. 

The prophet Isaiah tells us that the government is on Jesus’ shoulders: “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulders: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). 

John 1:1-5 (NIV) says, “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

During this time, we remember when His light shines,  the darkness of the world will not overcome it. 

We remember the story of the Festival of Lights and how the small vile of oil that was found in the Temple after its destruction burned for 8 days. Keep your light burning bright and your temple pure and holy, undefiled before the Father. Confess your sins quickly, as this keeps the devil from getting a foothold in your life. The joy of the Lord is your strength and it’s the season for you to experience this joy!

If you are in a place of desperation or discouragement, speak life and love over yourself. Prophesy to your dry bones as you have not lost hope, you are not cut off , and if you speak your bones will come alive. When you do this, you will begin to operate from the position of knowing the power of the Father of Lights Himself. 

Proverbs 17:22 (KJV) says, “ A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” 

This is my challenge for you today: live your life to the fullest! Laugh this holiday season- be merry. Then your  light will shine so bright that demonic forces will flee. Angelic hosts will come and join you. Amazing! If the church is to be strong and healthy for 2021, we must get our bones in alignment and strong with a merry heart. 

Keep your spirit uplifted. God is doing mighty things in the earth right now. Do not let your faith wane. Press forward.  You are the one God is calling to change your environment. He wants you to have joy. He wants you to obtain an overwhelming sense of His love for you. Seek Him and receive who He is. No matter what you are going through, take an action step of faith. Get that tree up; get those lights and garland out! Decorate your house! Light candles, and don’t let anything stop you from bringing forth this Christmas season! When you act in faith and do these things,  then your  light will shine so bright that the Holy Spirt will rule and reign in your home and you will have angelic visitations. Angels are drawn to the light because they live around the throne of God which is full of light, so when you light your home, they will come and fellowship with you. They will surround you with the joy of the Lord! Speak life and the Word of God and the angels will respond to the Word. 

It’s going to be a great December! Start celebrating Jesus, then you will attract everything that you really want to see happen in your life. God is full of joy and full of light. He is on His throne with a colored rainbow and lapis lazuli above Him. His eyes are flames of fire, His feet are bronze, and glory-fire is all around Him. God is the light and lives in the light. You can have this in your temple too,  and the angels will come and join you!  Live by faith and all fear will flee!

Let me pray for you: Father, pour out the oil from heaven upon my friend today. Help them to feel Your love and connection with You. Uplift their spirit. Help them to learn to light their own flame and speak in tongues. Lord, strengthen them to speak life to themselves, their family, home, city, state, and nation. Father, I thank You that they will speak global glory, and the glory of the Lord will fill their heart and home. Thank You for leading them to rededicate their temple. May they be a huge light in the darkness that attracts others to You. Help them to lead others to know You Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Open their eyes to see all kinds of angels – seraphim, cherubim- the angels of fire. Help us create an environment where the Holy Spirit can rule and reign in Jesus’ name, amen.

Blessings from heaven are yours. Go and rejoice. It’s a season of rejoicing! Share this with a friend and get happy!  

 

This a Spiritual Test – Our Nation is Being Cleansed

Given all we are going through as a nation, I thought this word that I spoke on Sunday November 1, 2020 would be relevant to share today. I sent this out to my email list on Election day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Read the prophetic word below under the date.

This prophetic word below for month of Cheshvan, is relevant as President Trump has found himself in this very place. On Cheshvan 17 which began Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at sundown was also the exact day the flood rains came after Noah had prepared the Ark in 2105 BCE. Now, we as a nation have found ourselves in a flood, as we are in a time of testing and we will see the deliverance of the Lord. We repented during Yom Kippur and had multiple rally’s in Washington, DC, well now is a time to remember that we are clean as a nation and when you declare and decree clean, then God makes those who repent actually clean in spirit, soul and body. The spirit, soul and body of our nation are being cleansed and healed so that we will start a new system where the roots of evil will be eradicated. We are only experiencing what we prayed for. I know we prayed for a godly President to rule but the issues ran must deeper. So, as Americans let us stand together and continue to pray for God to clean the root system of our nation and bring about the true blessings of our Constitution and the unity, peace, justice, righteousness and the elements of a godly culture. We are also seeing this play out with the recent confession of Carl Lentz, the past senior leader of Hillsong East Coast in New York,  who God is also cleansing and making whole before our eyes. God loves His people and this nation and He will heal us and cleanse us to the core so that we shine bright for His glory. Global glory is coming but it cannot until root systems are cleansed. Wait, watch and listen as God will continue to reshape America for justice, righteousness, and the American way.

Here was the prophetic word from Sunday, November 1, 2020 sent out on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

God is Doing Mighty Things

God is doing mighty things! During this current Hebrew month of Cheshvan, rain and restoration are coming upon you, child of God. God is pouring down blessings upon your life! Last month and this month God said you will receive excessive rain and excessive blessings (Joel 2:23)!

But take heed: this is also a time of testing. Just like Noah was tested when God told him to build the Ark, and to take aboard his family and two of every kind of animal, you will endure some tests. Rain came upon him for 40 days and 40 nights and flooded everything. He had to put his complete trust in God for every moment of the journey. Yes, rains of blessing are coming upon you, but it’s also a time of testing.

God doesn’t want you to hold on to what you are receiving this month. He will send the rain and then ask you to release the blessing to someone else. He doesn’t want you to be attached to it. It is so important that you trust God enough to release it as He tells you to. When you do, you show Him that you believe He is your provider and healer, that He is perfect love, life, joy, peace and all you need. In a sense, your actions tell God, “Lord, I really trust You for WHO You are!”

Problems come when you try to grab ahold of the rain (blessings, provision). The more you hold on to it, the harder it will be to release it when the Lord tells you to. You must hold it loosely! God is sending things to you, but He could ask you to give them up as quickly as they come.

Back to Noah. Imagine him in the Ark with all kinds of animals and his family, trusting God to provide for their needs and safely carry them to dry land. Awesome faith! After the rain ended, the blessings came. They began to rebuild. Be encouraged that this test of yours isn’t going to last much longer. You may be feeling like you are giving things away at a rapid pace, but God is testing your heart. God wants to make sure you don’t love the rain (blessings) and forget about Him.

Do you know that God your Provider is all you need? You have access to all you need from your ascension seat in Him. The only thing that causes a blessing delay is FEAR. Fear is an element of separation that began in the garden. But good news! Jesus defeated death, sin and the grave! When He ascended into heaven, you were seated with Him in heavenly places and given access to His storehouse.

I hear the Lord saying, “Do not be concerned about your health issues. I have your health in My hands. I am releasing what is necessary in order to bring healing to your body, mind and soul.” Hold on to this word. Do not give place to fear. Hold onto the Word and release your faith. In other words, you may need to take an action step: take communion, proclaim, declare and decree over your body the healing power of Jesus. “By His stripes, I have been healed. I’m ascended with the Lord and seated with Him. I have no pain in this area.” Then maintain your healing by standing on the Word in faith and staying focused on Christ.

With rain, the water flows. Get excited! God is doing great things. Thank Him for it and watch it come to pass! Let me pray for you today: “Father, remove any fear, worry or anxiety that pertains to my friend’s health, finances, family or relationships.  Jesus, release the rain from heaven upon them. Give them peace and let them know You have taken care of every need. Help them to release Your blessing instead of clutching it tightly in fear. Restore them Lord, in Jesus name, amen.”

I want you to declare this over your life: I am portal that is permanent. I will do whatever God asks me.  I will thank the Lord in all things. I will honor and respect God my Provider. I am a releaser. I will release the rain that is coming to me, and I will not be attached to it!

Rain and Restoration in the Month of Cheshvan

Welcome to the second month on the Hebrew civil calendar, Cheshvan. This is a time of restoring! I hear words for the month: Restoration and Rain. Take a moment to remember how God cleansed, restored and saved our humanity through Noah during this month. Noah was recognized as a righteous man in Genesis 7: 1 (NIV) “The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.”

When you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are called the righteous of God. This means you’re now considered to be a man or a woman who God stands beside. His righteousness not only brings protection but also identifies you in the spirit realm. You have been given Christ’s robe, breastplate and crown of righteousness as a gift! Because of this gift the angels are with you and God is going to carry you into the land He called you to inhabit.

Rain. God is bringing rain. During this month, the floods came and cleansed the earth. God only saved the righteous, Noah’s family. You may be going through a difficult time right now. Situations are arising in your family. Your marriage may be on the rocks. You may be having problems with friends and division is present. But there’s good news! God is sending rain to cleanse you and make you whole. Anything that is broken, God is drawing to Himself and making it like new. It doesn’t matter what kind of brokenness you are experiencing; God is cleansing you and will restore you!

Restoration. One of the blessings during this month is restoration! God is going to be restoring things in your life and your family! Whatever the locust has stolen, God is going to return it. Get ready! God is going to do some rebuilding. Keep in mind that God is also going to close some doors. You may see something leave that you considered to have value, but God will take the broken and fragmented part and rebuild something new. God is getting ready to build new generations, new things in your life that will last for generations to come. You will leave a legacy of righteousness on this earth!

Be encouraged. God is working. He’s moving on your heart. Read Genesis 7 with the perspective that you are righteous in Christ and God has given you access to all you need through His Son Jesus Christ. God IS GOING to protect, provide, bless and give you increase and prosperity just as He did Noah and his family. He is going to rebuild, reestablish, reposition and restore you in the mighty name of Jesus! Now your job is to stand firm – even if things don’t seem like they’re working. Hold on tight to Him. He is your anchor and your root system. God is restoring even our nation. He is doing what only He can do. We must submit to Him and stay encouraged.

The Month of Av: Take Your Promised Land

According to the Hebrew calendar, we have entered the month of Av. Another name for this time is Menachem Av, which means the “Comfort of the Father.” Let’s recognize and remember that God is our Father, and He is a great comfort and consoler to us in difficult times. Av is also identified as the month of the lion. The Lion of Judah roars and goes before you. Sing praises to the Lord! Sing about who He is and before you know it you will find yourself in the Promised Land.

Do you remember the story of the Israelites and the Promised Land? They were called out of Egypt to go into a land overflowing with milk and honey. After crossing the Red Sea they were instructed to send out spies to survey the Promised Land of Canaan. The spies brought back fruit that was exceedingly good, but most of them also brought back reports of the huge giants that lived there. They were scared. This wasn’t what they expected. They didn’t want to fight the giants; they wanted the promise without opposition.

Only two men, Caleb and Joshua, could see the goodness of the Lord that existed in the Promised Land. They knew that God was with them, and they were willing to fight and claim what the Lord had promised. You see, the other ten spies saw themselves as grasshoppers; they let fear overtake them, which induced fear into the whole camp. But Caleb and Joshua spoke faith. They refused to allow fear to enter their hearts.

Who will you be like on your journey? Will you resemble the ten spies who operated in fear or will you be like Caleb and Joshua with their courageous faith. God is saying to you, “Put things in order. I’m going to ask you to take some leaps of faith for the plan I have designed for you. You are going to look ahead and see giants that cause fear because they are too great for you to handle on your own. What you need to remember is how good I am! Look at My goodness. Look at My power. Look at My strength. Know if I am telling you to go there, you will make it! You will enter into the Promised Land.”

As we approach the Hebrew celebration, Rosh Hashanah, which takes place at sundown on September 18, I want you to think about the promise, your destiny and the future God has for you. God is calling you to go to the next level. Many are saying, “I’m ready for great things to happen to me.” Now is the time to build your faith and start re-thinking things. The new Hebrew year, 5781, begins at sundown on Rosh Hashanah and I believe it will be the year you step into the place of promise, so begin preparing your heart now.

Today, be encouraged. Know that God is moving things into alignment. Begin to wash your soul with the goodness of God and declare, “He is good. He wants me to go there. He would never ask me to take these leaps of faith if there wasn’t going to be success.” God is bringing you to victory. Wash your mind, will and emotions with this truth.  I’m excited for you!

Remember: The battle starts in the mind. When you are victorious in the mind, you will be victorious in your life!

 

Favor in the Hebrew Month of Tammuz

This past week the Lord gave me a dream where I was receiving favor every day. I knew this was a word for His people.  This is a time on the Hebrew calendar for favor to flow in the earth. There is a portal in heaven open now until July 9 at sundown, which is the 17th day of Tammuz.  Now until then, God will pour out his favor immeasurably upon His people for advancement of the Kingdom. This is not unusual as when God wants things done in the earth He will pour forth His favor. Why? Because the favor of God opens doors that no man can open himself. We know favor opened doors for many  including Esther, David, Moses, Joseph, Daniel, and even our Lord and Savior, Jesus. 

As the people of God, we need favor active in our lives because favor divinely connects us to right relationships in season to accomplish God’s purposes. Our God never sleeps and He is always working. We are called to join Him in His work. We as the people of God must let favor run its course. 

So why favor in Tammuz? The Hebrew calendar month of Tammuz begins Sunday June 21 at sundown. This is the month in which the Israelites made the golden calf out of the wealth spoiled from the Egyptians. God had given them favor with the Egyptians and they took the spoils to travel with them as provision on their journey to the promised land. While Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving the Law, the impatient Israelites determined to make a golden calf out of the wealth given them. When Moses arrived, he saw the camp in chaos and sin destroying God’s people. God was angry with the way His people had now taken His blessing and began to worship it. The word says in Exodus 32:7-10 (NIV) that, 

Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” ‘I have seen these people,’ the Lord said to Moses, ‘and they are a stiff-necked people.  Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.’”

Take a look at how God feels in this passage. He is broken because He brought the people out of Egypt and now they are giving worship to wealth that was given to them by God. They have abandoned a heart for God and instead turned to a false image. Then God tells Moses that, “ I will make you into a great nation.” 

Moses has favor with the Lord. What does Moses do with this favor? He takes it to save a nation. The word says in Exodus 32:11-14 (NIV),

But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?  Why should the Egyptians say, “It was with evil intent that He brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.  Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.” Then the Lord relented and did not bring on His people the disaster He had threatened.”

This word “favor” in the NIV translation, is the word “besought” in the KJV translation,  which is the Hebrew word chalah, which means, as one who entreated the Lord, or was even grieved. Favor can be so intense on our lives that we struggle stepping out to activate it even for God’s purposes. This is why faith is needed to activate favor.

Therefore, with the favor Moses had with God, he dialogued with God on this matter. Moses spoke back to God the very words that God Himself had spoken about His people, which of course were full of blessing and favor. The outcome was that God relented and did not bring disaster. There was still a consequence that day in that a remnant was called aside and had to make a difficult decision to kill those who worshipped the idols. As difficult as this was, the remnant remained and sought to move forward (Exodus 23:27-29).

How can we know for sure we have this great favor on our life? Because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. He took our sin. Yes, even the sin of our worshipping false gods and other things and nailed us to the cross with Him, and then buried us, and resurrected us as new creatures in Him.  We are a remnant for His glory.

In Romans 6:3-7 (NIV) the Apostle Paul tells us, “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we will certainly also be united with Him in a resurrection like His. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—  because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.”

So, because of Jesus you have been set free from sin and resurrected to a new life, and that life is one of carrying the favor of God. You received favor that you would not die in your sin and now use that favor to show the love of God to others. 

The favor on Moses’ life was given to him by God Himself and was the catalyst to save the people of God. Favor on your life is a powerful tool to change the world. Some of you have favor with kings, presidents, governors, statesmen, politicians, teachers, business men and women, leaders of organizations, etc. Allow God to use the favor He has given you for divine purpose.

This month God will overshadow you with overwhelming favor so that you can accomplish His purpose on the earth. Don’t shrink back but take the favor given you and press forward in faith to bless the Lord and bring about peace and reconciliation to those who need it most. Use the favor on your life to crush injustice and evil and speak life into those who need it. This favor will open doors for you that will save nations just as it did for Queen Esther when she was used of God to save the Jews from annihilation. God wants to use you in a mighty way and He needs you to believe in the favor on your life because of what Jesus did, and also the favor in this month of Tammuz to press forward.

 

I challenge you today to look to the heavens and step out in favor every day by faith, with the confidence that God has indeed given you this favor through your resurrection in Jesus. You may be chosen to save a nation, but you will never know, unless you apply faith to the favor you have in Him! 

 

A Shaking to Awaken

We the people of God have just come out of a major shaking in the universe as the coronavirus caused us to have to change everything about our lives.  This shaking was of the created things, or earthly things. No matter how difficult this was this shaking is opening up doors of opportunity in which we are going to go out and come in bringing the gospel at an amazing rate. 

Recently, the Lord gave me an open vision of many doors being shaken open. I saw 10 doors of opportunity opening before one per person.  Which means lots of doors are opening across the world. People were going through those doors by calling others to come over to where they are and also going out through the doors to others. Some of these doors were also connecting online or via social media. Through these doors people were going to homes and small groups which is lots of one on ones or twos. 

Then He gave me this scripture specifically from Hebrews 12:26-29 (NIV), “At that time His voice shook the earth, but now He has promised, ‘Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what CANNOT be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire.’”

Since the world is just coming out of a shaking, when I read ‘once more’, I was asking God, “what does this mean” ? “God is there another shaking coming?” God revealed to me that the first shaking was perpetrated by coronavirus, caused by evil,  but God in His love and mercy is causing it for our good. In it we saw new souls being saved but more so that God is calling the church to reposition itself for the second shaking that is coming. This current repositioning of the church means for us to remember that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places and we have come to Mt. Zion and that we are to live as though we are already there in the spirit realm. 

If you are wondering what the second shaking will look like, I honestly don’t know. I asked Him that but He did not get specific enough to add to this article. I just know that whatever it is, it will affect the earth and, it will be powerful enough to call forth more of an awakening of lost souls. I also know the church will be better positioned to handle the influx of people based on the first shaking caused by the coronavirus. 

You see, the first shaking is to awaken us, the church. The second shaking is to awaken them, the world to Christ! 

Now believe me it’s not that all people were not shaken on this first round, but in order to reposition in the earth we must first remember who we are in Christ and that we are seated with Him in heavenly places. According to the Hebrew calendar we entered the month of Sivan at sundown on May 23, and in this month, we remember how the Israelites worshipped God at the base of Mt. Sinai. 

In Exodus 19:10-13 (NIV), “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes and be ready by the third day, because on that day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, “Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death. They are to be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on them. No person or animal shall be permitted to live.” Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they approach the mountain.’”

On Mt. Sinai we find God calling Moses to come up to Him and receive the 10 commandments on the Feast of Shavuot. In 2020, the Feast of Shavuot is celebrated from Thursday May 27 at sundown to sundown on Saturday May 30. This is when the Jews received the Torah and worshipped the Lord as He revealed Himself through the law. 

However, after Jesus comes to earth and dies for humanity, those who are His followers are waiting for the Holy Spirit to arrive in power. On Pentecost Sunday May 31, we as followers of Christ remember the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon the first 120 in the upper room. This experience is like that in Hebrews 12:18-24, where we are invited to Mt. Zion and to a loving God who wants us to approach Him as though the law has been met through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, and that we have received grace, and super abounding grace at that. Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant and invites us to come to Him and draw near to Him in our hearts by His Holy Spirit. 

It’s not that people who need Jesus are not be shaking now, because they are, but the church itself was so utterly surprised by this shaking that we had to quickly create new ways to reach out to the people in the midst of this havoc. We are trying to get stabilized. We are creating more earthly structures so we can build again. God said you will stabilize if you remember who you are and come up to Mt. Zion and put in place in the earth the heavenly things first. We as a church need heavenly direction to build properly. We are no longer on Mt. Sinai and we are now near to God because of Jesus’ blood. However,  if we want to see the Great Awakening in power, signs, and wonders we must maintain our seat on Mt. Zion in the heavenly places as our new supernatural foundation. 

When the second shaking comes it will cause the people to walk through doors where the supernatural will be the key to sharing the gospel. We will be walking so much in the supernatural as a church body, ministering one on one with power. There are opportunities in this shaking where God is encouraging us to invite people to come to Mt. Zion to the heavenly Jerusalem. We need to develop structures that promote this change. This is the time of month to do this. We the church have been given access to the heavenly realms and we must allow that positional authority to flow down into our earthly structures as a church. Then we can be ready for what is next because we have been stirred to take our rightful place now. 

In Hebrews 12:18-24 (NIV) the scriptures reads, “You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm;  to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: ‘If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.’ The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, ‘I am trembling with fear.’ But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,  to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

 

There is a difference between Mt. Sinai and Mt. Zion and it is the way God deals with His people, His treasured possession, now that Jesus has come. The first shaking on the mountain meant relationship with God based on more laws, more structure, the second shaking from the position of Mt. Zion means relationship with God in freedom and heavenly encounters. 

No matter how you felt about the first shaking or how your church or ministry is dealing with that, in the second shaking we will be more prepared for the power of God on Mt. Zion to be revealed in the earth. Now is practice time for the flow of the supernatural from heaven to earth.

Let us pray into this word as the second shaking may be coming sooner than we think. How well prepared are we in our structures? Church we need to get prepared for the superabundant grace of God and the supernatural power of God to be released. Set your new structures up from your seat on Mt. Zion which is the heavenly perspective and seat of authority where the myriad of angels exist. As we are called to be people seated with Him in heavenly places, ruling and reigning with Him, let’s start putting that into effect now and releasing global glory into the earth simply by our Mt. Zion position of grace bought by His blood. Remember church when He resurrected so did WE and that’s where the power already is, with Him in the Mt. Zion of faith that exists in our heart.