Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Now Is The Time!

Now Is The Time!

I am your provision.  Do you not see it?  I am your God and will supply all your need.  I own the cattle on a thousand hills and I own you beloved.  Put your trust in Me.  Spend time with Me in the quiet place.  Come aside, come aside until the calamity is past.  Now is the time to spend quality with Me.  Now while the storm is brewing come aside into your prayer closet.  Now is the day of salvation.  The days of little beginnings are soon over and I will take you and use you as My battle axe and weapon of war.  Now is the time to intercede for the prodigals to come home.  I would bring them in and grow the up and restore the years the locusts have eaten.  Now is the time to claim those exceeding great and precious promises.  Now is the time to believe My Word.  Do not doubt that which I have spoken to you.  Do not doubt and do not fear that which you will see in the days to come.

Do not doubt that which you see in the nations for indeed My hand is moving upon the nations.  My hand is moving and stirring and though the enemy rages I am greater than the foe.  I created the cattle on a thousand hills, I created the heavens and the earth and am Lord even of the nations of the earth.  They shall cry out and they shall bend their will to mine or they shall crumble, fall to the ground and be no more.  I the God of heaven and earth am dealing with the nations.  I am dealing with My beloved Israel and I am Jehovah Jireh the God that will provide all that you need to live and walk in Me in the days to come.  I am your provision, strength and help in time of trouble, believe My Word and walk in it.  Live and move and have your being in Me for I am the Lord.

10 That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:10-11) (AMP)

Word of the Lord for June 2012

Word of the Lord for June 2012
By: Phyllis Ford
Arlington, Texas

Prophetic Insights

The Lord said that June is a month of manifestation:

1. We will see some major victories concerning the fulfillment of the Lord’s promises.

2. There will be victories as a result of arrows of strong intercession as direct blows are targeted directly to the enemy’s camp.

3. There will be some major uncovering of plans that have been set up to compromise the integrity of righteousness in our nations.

4. There are vital decisions that must be decided in the hearts of God’s people. Answers and further guidance will be given and great understanding will be released.

5. We will also see the consequences of past mistakes that placed our nation in the midst of a major crossroad.

6. We are about to see a harvest of early kingdom accomplishments in trailblazing a path for future global intercession and evangelism. This is just the beginning compared to what is about to occur on that front as it impacts many regions on different levels.

These things are all in preparation for the trouble that we are about to see take place in nations in the coming months. The timelines have been confirmed by many watchmen. We are about to see great upheaval but it will also be a time when God’s people will receive answers that could only come to them from being in the presence of the Lord and receiving an impartation of the Living Waters.

Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

The Lord said that which we receive at the end of the month, His glory and His light (Post-Pentecost) and it should strengthen us for the coming challenges. He will anoint us to endure and help us to overcome personal hindrances that have pressed upon and wearied us in our standing against opposition in times past. That patience has yielded a greater measure of experience and that experience has become the fuel to our hope in Christ Jesus.

He said: “Take the glory and light that I have poured upon you at the end of May and which I am pouring out upon you, my people---Hold on to it—allow it to renew your life and refresh your spirit.”

John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

“There is a path that I have prepared for you that you will need to walk out as this month progresses. So embrace the faith and favor that I have released upon you in this hour, so that you may obtain the necessities required at this time.  The kind of favor that is being released is like that which was given to the children of Israel as they came out of bondage from Egypt. It is not only to get you where you need to be, but also for you to overcome whatever obstacles that might stand before you. It is my favor and grace that I have placed upon you, my people, to pass through those things that have once hindered, delayed and even tried to hold you back from making great strides. I want you to know that what you receive now, has greater significance, being released in this season, then it would have been if it was given to you before.”

“I know that your trials and hardships that you and others have suffered were filled with much uncertainty. As you tried to overcome obstacles, you felt tested beyond your measure of endurance. But know that you are coming into a greater understanding, and the awareness of necessary things that you need to accomplish. In fact, the issues in your life have changed their level of significance and importance. Know that if you are lacking direction, it is because you have not pressed in consistently to see that which is approaching. You need to understand the urgency of executing your plans and what you need worked out in this hour.”

“So call upon me, seek me in this time and you will hear me, through my word, through my voice as I speak to your heart and even through the smallest of things because I am speaking to you and making my words to you clear and succinct. It is important for you to know what to do and how to initiate my plans so you will be successful. (if you don’t allow fear and doubt to step in.) Do not allow any barrage of attack to weary you to the point that you cannot overcome.”

“Remember, I had placed in you all that you need. So press into prayer for in it you will find solace. Your greatest defense, your strength and your covering will be found on your knees.”

“My word will be your shield of faith as you believe it and your sword as you wield it. I place the sword in your hand this day as a prophetic act and say to you--go conquer, wield it in this hour. For I have given you the power to defeat, and to defend. You have the power to overthrow the works of the enemy before you. Much of the level of warfare that you have experienced has been as a result of the battles fought in heavenly realms. You will see some great victories and some sudden setbacks in the natural as this month progresses.”

“I have made you to sit in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers so as you are joined with me; greater will be your ability to overcome.  Being joined together with me is key, and be joined with your brethren, and becoming one in the unity of the Faith. So don’t shrink back but know I have placed in your life the keys to open, the keys to lock out, and keys that will obtain access into new avenues and ways of being able to move forth, to come through and conquer, says the Lord.”

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

“This is the time to gather in the harvest of souls that will come in great numbers as I will establish a global move of evangelism in this hour. For I am moving on many fronts, through many nations, raising up my army of warriors strong in intercession, carrying the power of my word as I disperse them throughout the nations declaring my name. For I will blaze a trail for the righteousness of my glory, that the gospel may be echoed across the lands.”

“So hold onto the assignments that I have placed before you. Rise up in the day of my power and light which I give freely unto those who will utilize my strength to bring souls into the kingdom in this hour. Rise up and see through my eyes, the plan that I am breathing new life into for this is just the beginning. It will gain momentum even through these soon approaching troubled times. Even in times of darkness, it will grow and none will hinder its’ work and growth in this hour. Don’t allow the little foxes of petty issues and emotional limitations to restrict your ability to conquer. Don’t allow the enemy to speak fear into your life causing confusion in order to hinder your thinking and try to obstruct your faith.”

“I have given you, eyes of faith to see and a heart to receive new sight and understanding as to all that is going on around you now. You must move forward progressively and continue to do everything now. Don’t put away key things to be done for later, because time now is of the essence. It may seem new to you because you are just becoming aware of it but I have prepared my remnant to lead you out of confusion and dark areas of doubt and defeat.”

“Know that I am the fountain of living waters that I have freely provided for your life. They were given to you so that you might be cleansed, purified, refreshed and renewed in my light and glory. The problems that are upon your nation and others as well are because men have set their affections upon the idols of the world and fashioned their cup with  all the world had to offer them. Now the consequences of their choices are before them, they have no living water and the cisterns that they have hewn are insufficient. They can’t hold water.” ( Jeremiah 2:1-13).

Jeremiah 2: 11-13 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate , saith the LORD. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Prophetic Intercession:

Virginia has been very strong in my spirit as of late. There is a divine purpose and a divine brooding over that area right now—so intercessors and watchmen cover the entire state and decree that the work of God will not only be carefully strategized but also be fulfilled in this time. I believe that Virginia has key connection concerning the trouble coming upon the east coast. Pray also that the enemy will not retaliate against that region.

I had an unusual vision/dream about a changing of the earth’s atmosphere as we know it---that there was some kind of phenomenon that caused a type of magnetic storm that set off an uptick of extreme climate changes and earthquakes were set off at an alarming rate. I heard the words that there was something going on in the earth’s atmosphere “causing major shifting in plates and polar caps.”

Areas that are on our watch list:

These are regions that are on our watch list: Hawaii, Sumatra, Indonesia, Virginia, Philippines, Japan, Seattle, California, and The East Coast.

Continue to pray around the strong warlike atmosphere—within and outside our borders. Iraq & Iran, Russia—North Korea are on our watch list as we continue to pray for Israel. Pray around upheaval within leadership, even a surprise uncovering concerning the nation’s leaders in the European regions, but especially in Russia.

Intercessors Arise!


The term " asleep at the switch" came to mind this afternoon when I saw something delayed.  Intercessors came to mind.  Father God wants His intercessors to be alert and on the wall so that they might hear Him speak and reveal His plans and also to thwart the plans of the enemy.  If you are one that has difficulty standing on your post, it is time to wake up and take your place. God is calling His intercessors to arise.

30 And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 (AMP)

Now Is The Time!

Now Is The Time!

I am your provision.  Do you not see it?  I am your God and will supply all your need.  I own the cattle on a thousand hills and I own you beloved.  Put your trust in Me.  Spend time with Me in the quiet place.  Come aside, come aside until the calamity is past.  Now is the time to spend quality time with Me.  Now while the storm is brewing come aside into your prayer closet.  Now is the day of salvation.  The days of little beginnings are soon over and I will take you and use you as My battle axe and weapon of war.  Now is the time to intercede for the prodigals to come home.  I would bring them in and grow the up and restore the years the locusts have eaten.  Now is the time to claim those exceeding great and precious promises.  Now is the time to believe My Word.  Do not doubt that which I have spoken to you.  Do not doubt and do not fear that which you will see in the days to come.

Do not doubt that which you see in the nations for indeed My hand is moving upon the nations.  My hand is moving and stirring and though the enemy rages I am greater than the foe.  I created the cattle on a thousand hills, I created the heavens and the earth and am Lord even of the nations of the earth.  They shall cry out and they shall bend their will to mine or they shall crumble, fall to the ground and be no more.  I the God of heaven and earth am dealing with the nations.  I am dealing with My beloved Israel and I am Jehovah Jireh the God that will provide all that you need to live and walk in Me in the days to come.  I am your provision, strength and help in time of trouble, believe My Word and walk in it.  Live and move and have your being in Me for I am the Lord.

10 That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:10-11) (AMP)

Try To Remember

Upstream Ministries

Try to Remember

May 29th, 2012

Tonight as I was listening to some Graham Cooke talks, after few hours, I heard again, a song that came into my head earlier in the day. So I knew God was bringing it up, as it’s not one I’d normally be singing. by the Sandpipers -audio

"Try To Remember"

Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow,
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender that
Dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender that
Love was an ember about to billow.
Try to remember and if you remember then follow.

Deep in December it's nice to remember
Altho you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
Without the hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December it's nice to remember
The fire of September that made us mellow.
Deep in December our hearts should remember and follow.

I looked up the lyrics and song, and then waited on the Lord…

As I looked up scriptures, I felt there were two applications. One was the call of the Bridegroom to His very tired and worn bride to remember what He has done for us, and to come to Him again in worship, and reestablish praise in our hearts, offering a sacrifice of praise to overcome any heaviness or oppression that has been trying to overtake us, or any sense of dread…

The second was that events are on the horizon, that will take away our remembrance of mellow days, and we must stay our hearts on Him, and always remember His lovingkindnesses and things He has done for us in the midst of turmoil, that we might have PEACE in the midst of tribulations.

There will be great victories, but there will also be great challenges. We must always remember the love of the Lord, and like David encouraged himself in the Lord, we need to do the same. Some of us have gotten SO many words, more than those in scripture, due to the better covenant of being filled with Holy Spirit such that we hear so much more. And we need to keep perspective when times get much harder for those around us whom we need to encourage.

May 30th 2:33 am

Then again, I went out to the car tonight, as I need to take it in for a recall thing and again that song came to me. Sometimes it’s a wait as you mull over things before the Lord speaks.

“ I AM ARRESTING, I AM ARRESTING, I AM ARRESTING, all that has come against you to limit My ministry through you. It is not coming by your striving. It’s not coming by being good enough for ME. I KNOW what has hindered you ! I KNOW what the enemy has done to try to make you feel you’ll be disqualified, or unable to complete what I have in store for you.

I KNEW from the beginning the choices My beloveds would make. I KNEW

The plan I had for you and I am not a man that I should lie, nor a son of man, that I should change My mind.

I am a good FATHER Who gives good gifts to His children. You feel you’ve not gotten good gifts from me sometimes, because of all that has surrounded you. But you have PERSEVERED through it all and that is what I was looking for. I was looking for WARRIORS that won’t give up, who will continue to trust in ME, despite circumstances around them. Who will still be woo’d into My presence, and willing to suffer for My name’s sake.

Have you not known it says, Have you not heard, the Lord God never gets tired or weary. I have not given up on you. I see everything, and I have made the decision. RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL SPRING FORTH ! RIGHTNESS will be established in the lives of the elect and many of those who seem outside the reach of mercy will come when My glory so increases that just your presence will bring healing and deliverance.

You already see the manifesting in others as you’re around them. Haven’t you seen it beloveds ? THAT is why some respond as they do to you. IT IRKS THE SPIRITS IN THEM that you carry ME inside you. But it is nothing yet, compared to the coming Wind. [ unction to fight, hands boxing came upon me when I wrote this ] Like a battle being waged. I AM WARRING ! I AM FOR you and not against you. But I have had a TIMING that all would be ready.

Can you see how many are now speaking the same ? My body is coming to more maturity and they will be speaking the same things, [those that are willing to still follow ME ]

I am giving you a new SONG in your heart. I am speaking to My Bride to come aside and spend more time with ME, that you might really be filled more with ME. But the day is at hand for TRANSFORMATIONS and as it unfolds, so much more will be given you, that your heart will REJOICE with song, and you will have a new bounce in your step, and a new vitality, you haven’t felt for a very long time, some of you, who have suffered so much for me.

So many have paid a great price for the power that will be poured out. HEALING is at the door beloveds, and as I heal you, I will fill you with My LOVE, that is so transforming, that GREAT GRACE will be poured in, and you will experience such lightness, such freedom, you’ve not known. Laughter will fill your mouth, and tears will fill your eyes due to the long period of gestation which is now bringing forth the SONS and Daughters of GLORY !


Declare the TRUTH outloud to the enemy ! DECLARE IT ! PRAISE ME in the Spirit of Holiness, and do not fear anything that lies ahead, for I AM WITH YOU and will be, through everything. “

Then I heard an old, old song: THE BELLS ARE RINGING FOR ME AND MY GAL !

TRUTH will overcome the liar ! Kindness and Love will overcome all evil that tries to stand against you. The wicked will TREMBLE at what I do, for they

Have never seen such manifestations of My glory!! And they will no longer mock on My holy mountain ! My sanctuary will no longer be filled with merchants. Trembling will take hold of the sinners. They will fear when the Spirit of the fear of the LORD hits them. And out of the mouths of babes and infants I have ordained praise, so many little ones, and young ones will prophesy, and do miracles at MY DIRECTION without someone training them, because I WILL BE THEIR TEACHER ! And they will know ME, and see ME, and talk to angels. DECLARE IT NOW, for it springs forth in this season beloveds.

It is time for WAR. SPEAK the TRUTH, and I will establish it !


Compassion will not be mocked any longer. No longer will my intercessors with compassionate hearts be held back or tormented by the jealousy in the church, for when they speak the truth in love and compassion, all hell will tremble and religious spirits will flee. ONLY step out ONLY as I tell you to step out. Speak only as I lead you to speak. Speak in love, and not in the pride of I know it better, or I would never have done that. Without My grace having guided you, you don’t know what you would have done !

Kings I said, will come to the brightness of your rising ! ARISE and SHINE as I make you to shine like the stars in the heavens, as I pour out My glory in you ! TURN your heart to ANTICIPATE THIS! Lay down all bitterness and strife, all turmoil and fears. PUT AWAY ALL JEALOUSY! Where envy and self seeking is, every sort of evil is. When I finish your preparations no one will ever go back to these things. You will be changed, no longer bound by earthly things or the demons.

I will always love you. I will not grow tired of talking to you or answering your questions. I AM A GOOD FATHER. TRUST ME and not the world systems.

For EVERY SYSTEM WILL FAIL. There is an iceberg for every titanic system of men. I am making you into My lifeboats ! Turn to ME in trust. TURN to ME for all you need. If you can’t store food, will you go hungry when I have promised that like the Israelites in the desert, I can pour down manna ? I will pour down manna that heals and keeps you strong. Ask and it shall be given you, no matter the circumstance, I AM STRONGER than anything that can come against you. What is the loss of earthly things, when I have said, that even the lily of the fields are arrayed more beautifully than Solomon ? Can I not do anything with the clay I am molding ? Surely My arm is not too short to save ! Life consists of more than food and drink.

I can provide water when there is drought or rationing. I CAN DO IT.

I created the heavens and the earth with a WORD!”

Monday, May 28, 2012


Donna Raphael


Even as the systems of this world seem to teeter-totter, even as the nations shake, even as the Lord pulls down one and sets up another, even then fear not; but trust in Him.  Look up for there is a higher way and the fullness of truth.  There is the Rock upon which you stand that keeps you on solid ground.  He is your Fortress, your High Tower, your Salvation, the King of Kings.  He will keep you and provide for you in all ways and in all things.  Be found in faith, only trust in Him.

Psalm 18:
I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.
19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

The Tree Grove �A Revelatory Picture of Emerging Leaders

The Tree Grove �A Revelatory Picture of Emerging Leaders
By Kriston Couchey
Recently I have received requests to minister knowing that some are from those with entrenched religious mindsets and leadership structures resistant to the servant leadership that is emerging across the earth.  Many of these emerging nameless and faceless people are truly hearing God, but do not have large established ministries or reputations. The following prophetic experience gave some clarity as to the Spirit�s direction. It was also sobering as the changing of the guard under way even now signals the end of one age and the beginning of another.

THE GROVE OF TREES I was out walking the other day and the Spirit stopped me at the edge of a grove of tall pine trees.  I looked and saw a small pine tree (5-6 ft tall) tucked under the grove of pines struggling to get light and a room among the tall trees. The Spirit said "That is you!" I wondered about this and knew in my spirit that the large trees of the grove represented established religion and its leadership. I observed other scattered small trees suffering the lack of light and nourishment growing under the shadow of these large trees. The large trees branches spread out to touch the others branches and blocked most of the light from reaching the grove floor. 

He said, "Right now when one looks at this grove from the outside all they see are tall trees, these are going to be removed, and what will be seen when one looks are only the small trees that have struggled under the shadow of these trees." I identified the large pines as long needle white pines. The smaller trees were short needle. They were completely different DNA. I looked and did not see ONE sapling or small tree that was a long needle white pine. Apparently the species of tree kept its own offspring from growing when its seeds were planted in its shadow.

As I walked on further I saw a path into the grove and stepped into it and began walking under the large trees. He said "What do you see?" I looked and saw an opening in the middle of the trees where a couple of the large trees had been cut down. He said, "That is where I have placed you, in the midst of the grove I have placed you under an open heaven, and you have been able to grow even in the midst of that which has overshadowed and closed you in." I had not noticed the open space from outside the grove, but in the grove it was clear to see the light shining in the enclosed place.
He then said again, �What do you see?" I looked and saw that the outside of the grove was green where the branches were visible, but here inside the grove there was not a tall tree branch alive from the grove floor up to the very highest branches that were exposed to the light. Strangely, the only tree growth green and growing under the canopy of that grove was the smaller trees struggling for light and nourishment." I looked and saw a dead branch had even fallen on one of the small trees. He said, �These tall trees are being removed; I want you to look for and take care of the small trees."

This revelation is very clear in its application. That which is planted by religion and religious activity that has obscured the light is not being allowed to continue to overshadow and limit the Life of the Spirit in His people. Chosen vessels that Father has planted for this hour will soon come to light as dead religion and its system of man�s leadership is removed. These newly emerging people and ministries have experienced the persecution of religion and have overcome the spirit of Antichrist and offense that flows from it. These are those who prepare the way of the Lord and �make room� for others to come up beside them and not �under� them. It is these who will bring healing and change, and restoration of the purposes of God for His people. 

In His Light
Kriston Couchey

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Day of the Watch Has Come!

James W. Goll:

The Day of the Watch Has Come!

"I will restore the ancient tool, the Watch of the Lord, that has been used and will be used again to change the expression of Christianity across the face of the earth."

Since God ignited my burden for the Watch of the Lord at Herrnhut, the site of the great Moravian prayer watch, it is no accident that He has sent me to draw from their deep pool of wisdom again and again along my journey. The Day of the Watch has come. The words of the Rev. John Greenfield, the great Moravian evangelist and author, ring as true today as they did 70 or more years ago:

"Prayer always precedes Pentecost. The Book of Acts describes many outpourings of The Holy Spirit, but never apart from prayer. In our own day the great Welsh and Korean revivals were preceded by months, if not years, of importunate and united praying. Hence the supreme importance of the prayer meeting, for it is 'the power-house of the Church.'"

Years ago, the Lord told me, "I will restore Pentecost." Many people think that is an odd or even heretical statement. "After all, Pentecost happened once and for all." Since that time, I have discovered a way to describe this work of God: He is sending yet another Pentecost!

The only way to spread fire is to catch fire! Theology never saved anyone – only a personal experience with a living Savior can do it. Theology never launched a worldwide revival. In every case, it took a fresh revelation of the living Savior to ignite the world with fire from Heaven.

D.L. Moody, one of America's most revered evangelists and conservative church leaders had this to say about the Holy Spirit in one of the last sermons he preached in his life:

"See how He came on the day of Pentecost! It is not carnal to pray that He may come again and that the place be shaken. I believe Pentecost was but a specimen day. I think the Church has made this woeful mistake that Pentecost was a miracle never to be repeated. I have thought too that Pentecost was a miracle that is not to be repeated. I believe now if we looked on Pentecost as a specimen day and began to pray, we should have the old Pentecostal fire here in Boston."

God is restoring the fire of the Holy Spirit to His people so we will restore the fire of prayer on His altar of incense, and release the glory of God on the earth! The same God who engineered this miracle in Jerusalem and in Herrnhut in the 1700s appears determined to do the same across the earth in our day! God is not interested in mere "corporate assent" to the principle of revival – He demands personal surrender, commitment, and sold-out service in prayer accompanied by demonstrations of His mighty acts for His glory!

When the people of God dare to surrender to the Holy Spirit of God and then live lives of continuous consecrated prayer, they will display an infectious joy that will draw the lost to them again and again in divine appointments of destiny.

God's Intention

Matthew Henry wrote, "When God intends great mercy for His people, the first thing He does is to set them a praying." God intends to cover the earth with His glory and with a flood of mercy and grace. But first, God must wake His sleeping giant, the Church. We can no longer afford to hear the urgent word of the Lord and walk away passively. The call is the same regardless of what title or flavor adorns the sign over the door of our place of worship.

Jesus warned us eleven times to "be on the watch, be on the alert, wake up, and watch out that no one deceives you." Too many of us have stopped listening and stopped caring.

God is calling His watchmen – every Blood-washed saint and redeemed king and priest – in groups of twos or threes to come together on the wall. He is calling forth the ancient tools to bring salvation to our generation. Do you believe dead men's bones can live again? I believe dead men's bones will live again. Some see dry bones; I see an army! I believe that the same Spirit who kept the promises of God for generations in the past is waiting for us to enter into the Holy of Holies for our time and our generation!

On a Worldwide Scale

God fully intends to do on a worldwide scale what He did more than 200 years ago. He is out to raise up a Church, a nation of kings and priests, whose determination is to know nothing among men save Jesus Christ and Him crucified, whose theology has become Christology, and whose creed was, in one word, the "Cross."

The key to fulfillment and fruitfulness in your life is found in one word of eternal significance: "Yes." Your commission is clear: As a king and priest cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, your lifelong calling is to offer the fire and incense of prayer, praise, worship, and intercession to the Most High God and to intercede on behalf of this lost and dying generation.

Join me and hundreds of others in our weekly Global Prayer Storm efforts to win for the Lamb the rewards of His suffering. Yes, it is time to mount the Watch of the Lord. It is time to light the watch fires and restore the lost art of intercession – the ancient tool of the Lord – to the Church of the Lord. Let it increase and consume you and me for such a time as this!

A Prayer of Consecration

Here I am, Lord. Let the fire of Your hot love burn on the altar of my heart. Let there be fire on my altar and may it never go out. Count me in. Sign me up as a watchman on Your wall. Restore the lost art of intercession. Restore the power and the passion of the watch of the Lord. Use me in Your End Time Army and set me as an intercessor for Christ's namesake. Amen.

James W. Goll
Encounters Network • Prayer Storm • Compassion Acts Team

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Embrace the Fire of God!

Embrace the Fire of God!

by Bobby Conner
May 17, 2012

It is absolutely essential that the Body of Christ embrace the consuming flame of God’s Holiness if we are to encounter the power of His Presence. There can be no true union of His Spirit without purity. The Spirit of Truth is at this time releasing a pure passion for Christ Jesus that will provoke us to purity (see 2 Corinthians 7:1). God will pour out His power without measure if He can find a people without mixture. The eyes of the Lord run up and down the earth looking for a people with a pure heart in order to show Himself strong on their behalf (see II Chronicles 16:9).

It is only with clean hands and a pure heart that we will ascend the hill of the Lord. It is in the hill of the Lord that we receive the commissioning and the authority that the Spirit of God longs to release to the Body of Christ (see Psalms 24:3-4). Do you hear the call to advance upward? The invitation is extended to come higher in order for us to see farther and hear more clearly (see Revelation 4:1-5). Only as we go higher will we be able to see what the Lord’s plans are for us. The writer of Hebrews warns, “For our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29), and we see that our God is holy and He demands that we be holy.

We can be sure anything that the fire of the Lord consumes we did not need anyway. We would do well to also pay attention to this stern warning concerning the consuming fire of God, “For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God” (Deuteronomy 4:24).

The jealousy of God has been aroused for His people and He is calling us unto Him. “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (II Corinthians 11:2). Of this fact be certain Christ Jesus will not share His Bride with the ways of the world.

The message is sounding out, it is the call for us to come out from among the wicked ways of the world and embrace the purity that Christ will release for all who seek Him with their whole heart. Please hear my heart’s cry; it is a cry for love and loyalty not the regulations and rules of man’s legalism.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Your Way Or God's Way

Donna Raphael


Well, you have tried it your way, every which way, and it hasn’t worked.  You now find yourself in a bigger mess than you even thought possible.  And yes, it seems to be getting even worse.  But there is that whisper, that still small voice of the Lord that is calling to you.  It is so faint but ever so persistent.  It speaks this is the way walk in it. There still is a reluctance of the flesh to obey for that is not the way you want to go or the way you want to do it.  But hear the voice of the Lord’s leading in your life today.  His way is the way out for you.  His way will lead you to all that He has promised...abundant life.  Heed His whisper and follow His way beginning this day!

Proverbs 14:
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

John 10:
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 14:
 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Catalysts Of Change

Donna Raphael


The Lord is and has positioned and placed many of His that they may act as catalysts of change.  These catalysts of change carry His light, truth, and love into the territory of the enemy.  Their entrance into these strongholds long-held by the enemy is not welcomed and is met with great force of resistance.  But the Lord God Almighty has decreed change and so shall it be.  The captives shall be set free, the blind shall see, the deaf shall hear.  For with the entrance of His light, the darkness is dispelled revealing the clarity of His truth that His love may prevail.

Daniel 2:

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Avoiding Jezebel

Avoiding Jezebel

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Do Not Give Up Your Victory

Donna Raphael

Though the word for today seems short, it is a very powerful word that I sense will bring great confirmation and encouragement to many who have been fighting overwhelming odds and ferocious battles for sometime.  May you be blessed:


You have done all you can.  Now stand in faith for the Lord is delivering the enemy into your hands. Do not give up your victory because of the way things look or feel in the natural right now.  The Lord has given you the victory!

I John 5:
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Joshua 10:
 8 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee.

How Prophets Fail

How Prophets Fail

Monday, May 14, 2012

Surely There Comes An End

Donna Raphael


The Lord has not forgotten you in your troubles.  He has known His plans for you all along.  You remember His words to you, His promises that you have held unto oh so tightly through many hard days and long nights of battle.  His words are your hope and expectation, and though they may have seemed long in coming the time is nigh.  You have fought the fight of faith, and you shall see the goodness of the Lord your God in the land of the living!  Lift up your weary hands and praise Him for the victory.  For now there surely comes an end,  and your hope and expectation shall be realized.

Jeremiah 29:
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 23:
18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Friday, May 11, 2012

God's Plumb Line - The Word of God

God’s Plumb Line – The Word of God
Patricia Hamel

April 20, 2012
One just has to do a little reading online and realize that it is imperative that we abide in Jesus with ever increasing diligence out of our love for Him alone.  I was concerned at things that I read today and realized that there is great deception on many fronts.  Except man know the Word of God he is going to be deceived.  We cannot/must not rely on dreams and visions, but in His Word and it is out of relationship with Jesus alone that these other experiences happen.

I am all for dreams and visions of the Lord.  All for God speaking to His people and our seeing the supernatural works of God as in the books of Acts.  What I am not for and will speak out against is people getting involved in things that are contrary to His Word and stumbling blocks for others.

We are living in a time when sin is rampant, deception is ever increasing and a great falling away is taking place.  We need to know His voice out of relationship with Him.  Jesus alone is the author and finisher of our faith.  Do not put your hope in men but in the Lord.  Pray for the discerning of spirits and that you will know the moving of God and that He will teach you and bring all things to your remembrance.

Always judge the prophetic word and be in the Word daily so that you are not deceived.  Much is spoken that is a counterfeit and unless you clearly hear Me, wait and put it on the back burner to be prayed over and discerned.  Guard against following big names and follow Me.  There are many that will become embroiled in following organizations but I said, follow Me. Christ alone is your plumb line in this world.  He is the standard and the Word of God.  Put My Word first and spend time in it, rather than seeking supernatural experiences.  It is out of relationship with My Word that any other experience must flow.  The Word of God will abide forever, follow Me and I will teach you and lead you into all truth.

Man’s experiences are many, and they tout their horn but it is My Word that must have the preeminence.  It is not the glitter and glory of this world that will stand.  Katrina was My judgment.  The Mardi Gras was the most sinful thing happening and it fed this city rampant sin regularly.  I am saying, that sin will not be tolerated.  It will not be accepted among those that bear My name but is to be repented of daily at the moment you realize you have sinned.

What you hear from God is as valid as any big time prophet with a name.  Do not follow them but follow Me for I am the Lord and the prophets, my servants.  Many false prophets are abounding, pray to discern.  Leave all to Me and pray, for I will expose the works of darkness.  There is a river of information flowing and mans knowledge, but not His love for Me, has increased.  There is nothing new under the sun and My Word is more up to date than any news cast.  Oh that my people would spend time with Me.  Men and women of prayer are needed.  It is time to sort out that which you believe.  The confusion and muddle in the minds of many would be cleared quickly if they spent but a short time in My Word.  Voices are speaking.  Many voices are calling out hear Me.  I say to you, hear the Word of the Lord.  Hear Me when I speak to you through My Word.

Hear Me, the Lord your God and let My still small voice speak.  The world is like a vacuum sucking in all that will turn to it and if you do not guard your mind in My Word many of you will be forever taking in by its lure.  It is beckoning and calling and you are in this world but not of it.  You are to be a separate people, separated unto Me.  Always abounding in My Word and work.  You are not to fellowship with the world but with those of like precious faith but are to be a witness for Me.  You must turn your back on the world for those that love the world do not have the love of the Father in them.  All that is of the world, the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life are not of Me.  I am calling My children, come out of the world, the hour is late, the deception ever deepening and you need Me.  The cross is where you began, stay close to the cross.  I died and paid the price in full being raised from the dead for you.  Take up your cross daily and follow Me.

Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand.  Amos 7:7

Contending For The Faith

May 10, 2012
Patricia Hamel
President Obama's announcement on his agreement with gay marriage makes one keenly aware that we are contending for the faith.  Our very faith in the truth of the Word of God is being challenged by those in highest authority in the land.  This is truly an abomination to the Lord and will bring judgment on the nations that sanction and practice same sex marriage.  Where do we go from here? 

God truly loves the homosexual, the adulterer and the sinner in general but He hates the sin.  Are we raising up a standard or becoming complacent in the church?  It has become whatever it takes to get a vote even here in the nation of Canada.  Homeschooling in Alberta, Canada are being challenged as the these values are being eroded.  New laws will  infringe on the right of parents to teach the truth of the Word of God about matters such as homosexuality in their homeschooling curriculum. This is not possible when many homeschooling programs are bible based and one must teach the whole counsel of the Lord. The Alberta Human Rights Act was amended in 2009 to define marriage as between two “persons” instead of a man and a woman. We have come a long way from the truth of the Word of God (in Genesis ) and accepting alternate lifestyles as a way of life. Lord have mercy!

How can we stand without judgment in our respective nations when we have lost our moral compass that is set by the Word of God and instead accept the word of humanistic, evil men and women who have no value for the holiness of the Lord.  His name has become a swear word rather than a name to be revered and we need to clean up our act in a hurry.  It is going to take the church to wake up and stand up on its feet and begin without fear of man to address these issues.  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5 

What will it take for the body of Christ to wake up, pray, intercede and speak up without fear of man.  The fear of man brings a snare and the church is now caught in it because rights once deemed for all men are slowly, methodically being stripped from us before our very eyes.  Few are speaking out and are even now fearing hate crime laws that can be used against them.

The Lord tells us in His Word that we are to love good and hate evil, love the sinner and our neighbor and hate sin but be able to differentiate between the two.  Woe to those that call evil good and good evil is written in scripture and God has not changed His mind and is not going to rewrite His Word to please sinners.  20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!  Isaiah 5:20 Many are sincere but sincerely wrong in what they believe and God's people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge.  Let us get into the Word of God and hear Him on this and all matters. 

Let us stand up as a church and hear the voice of the Lord.  Let us challenge the works of darkness and speak the full council of God without wavering.  There is forgiveness at the cross for all who repent of sin and God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to the truth.  The Word of God is the final authority on this subject. Let us hear what the Word of the Lord says, and speak the truth in love to those that are without redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  We have not yet resisted unto death.Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Hebrews 12:4-6

Father God is not pointing the finger but entreating us NOW to come out and be separate and touch not the unclean thing.  He is saying, it is time to repent of our sin and that He is loving, and faithful to forgive sin when it is truly repented of and will make the crooked places straight in our lives.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 1 Timothy 1:15

The Coming Election by Loren Sandford


Loren Sandford
On May 9 President Obama finally openly voiced his support for gay marriage. Already he has falsely characterized opposition to abortion as a war on women, thus stating his support for abortion rights and further adding fire to his campaign to ignite gender and class warfare. Evidence of suppression of Christian expression in the military grows. Under Obamacare, freedom of religion has been abridged in the requirement that our Catholic brethren provide employees with birth control coverage through their health insurance programs. The president's "concession" requiring only the insurance companies to make that provision is no concession at all. The Catholic Church still pays for the service. It makes no difference that we Protestants do not share the Catholic conviction concerning birth control. It would be a mistake to assume that this requirement doesn't touch us. If the Catholic conscience can be overridden in this case in violation of the constitutional separation of church and state, then other religious freedoms for the rest of us can be similarly abridged.

These are not simple differences of political opinion, but are rather issues of morality that matter deeply to God. As America's moment of decision approaches, take note and remember these things, together with much that will yet be revealed in the course of the presidential campaign. Listen carefully to what the candidates and their surrogates say, note what is actually done by both of them and then vote according to your conscience. Determine not to be swayed by personal charisma or lack of it. Look past political ads designed to inflame and pit one segment of the population against another. Modern political campaigns focus on exciting emotions with inflammatory sound bites and visceral graphics. Examine facts, therefore, not mere assertions, slanderous statements by either party about the other party or glowing statements of hope and promise. Most of us would have to admit that both parties have broken faith with the American people through promises never kept and values compromised.

Because of the overweening ambition of the candidates to get themselves elected, political campaigns inevitably breed dishonesty and distortions of fact. Neither presidential candidate is or will be immune to this, especially as election day draws nearer. This will be a hard fought, bitter and deeply divisive campaign and whoever wins will do so by a narrow margin, leaving the country even more dangerously divided than before.

The prophetic warning: Know that the outcome of the 2012 election will have a significant effect on how much or how little time we in the body of Christ yet have to prepare for the very difficult days that must inevitably come. No matter who wins, America and the world are in serious trouble. The church must awaken spiritually, morally and biblically and we have a limited amount of time in which to do it. We must grow in numbers, in grace, in righteousness and in love in order to be ready to minister to those made desperate by the coming collapse. Neither presidential candidate has the power or the wisdom to prevent this. We are witnessing and will soon see the catastrophic collapse of a once great culture. The effect in human suffering will be enormous.

A shift in strategy: In light of this, we must shift our strategy from trying to call a once Christian nation back to God and refocus our efforts to thinking of ourselves and our ministries as the early Christians did under Roman domination. The former leads to shrill cries of prophetic judgment against a people who once knew God and should still. The latter acknowledges that the culture has long since ceased to be Christian and determines to win the hearts of those under its influence through love, grace, demonstrations of miracle power and service. Fail to make this shift and we will find ourselves ever more marginalized and ineffective in the days to come.

The promise: For those who will receive it, a determined remnant is about to experience an unprecedented outpouring of the Holy Spirit that will prepare and propel us into these coming days as a people ready to shine as lighthouses of hope, healing and salvation in the midst of growing darkness. It is a season of equipping for signs and wonders, of character change in the deepest reaches of our hearts and lives, of learning the ways of God and of refusing compromise at any level. It is a time for awakening.

(Prophetic Moments is an occasional bulletin produced by Pastor R. Loren Sandford, New Song Church and Ministries, Denver, Colorado. Subscribe to this mailing list  HERE

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Faith Tabernacle

May 9, 2012

Be aware that you are about to see the process of doors of opportunity opening that will be a pleasure and delight.  Take advantage of stress-free blocks of time in which you can be restored and renewed both spiritually and physically.  Don't push yourself in this time of healing.  Let it come.  Be open and receive all that I have for you, says the Lord.  It will come with a very soft but powerful anointing. 

Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Reclaiming Genuine Apostolic Anointing

Reclaiming Genuine Apostolic Anointing


Donna Raphael


You are the Lord’s chosen warriors.  Though you have been hidden from view, you have been trained up as the champion warriors of the Lord of Hosts.  You have faced many battles in the past and learned to rely on the Lord for victory.  You have been taught how to war by following the strategies of the Lord Himself.  Though you may appear to be the most unlikely of warriors and rely not on conventional weapons, you are His champions.  You are armed with faith and truth; and dangerous because of your total trust and belief in your Lord God Whose leading you follow without hesitation or question. Now there comes a mighty threat of the enemy that causes even seasoned warriors of the Lord to cower down.  But you know no fear, champion warriors!  This is your time to arise and run to the battle armed of the Lord.  This is the day for which you are trained.  This is the threat for which you were fitted to take down.  Be not discouraged by doubts of even your brothers and sisters.  Be not dismayed by ridicule of the enemy.  You know whose you are and to whom the battle belongs.  Declare His word that you may take down the giant in the Name of the Lord!    

I Samuel 17:

42 And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
43 And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46 This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.
48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
50 So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
51 Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.

It's Gonna Cost You

Donna Raphael


This word is for those of you who have been met with very difficult possibly even dire circumstances that require you to make very hard decisions.  The word to you is what you already know but are reluctant to do because of the consequences that you anticipate related to your decision.  But the Lord would confirm to you what you already know in your Spirit....DO THE RIGHT THING.  It probably isn’t the easy thing or even the thing your flesh wants to to, but do it anyway. There is no way but the Lord’s way for you.  Choose to walk in obedience to His leading, and He will deal with the consequences. Don’t worry that it looks as if by doing the right thing “it’s gonna cost you....maybe  everything”.  You will be recompensed by the Lord Himself.  Only be strong and very courageous for the Lord your God is with you and will not forsake you.  Only He knows the way. 

Romans 8
King James Version (KJV)
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.