On unsealing Daniel’s prophetic visions

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long: www.propheticartists.comThe ‘sealed up’ prophecies within the Book of Daniel are coming under increasing scrutiny. This blog has relayed news of a couple of nuggets dropped into our hands, and we’ll consider a third in this post.

The first nugget from Freedom ARC serves as a useful introduction to the ‘sealed up’ words. It also grounds us in the vital centrality of Jesus Christ and letting Him remove every obstacle so we’re prepared for new things God is about to reveal and do.

Next, we considered the historical details of how the prophet Daniel’s visions remained sealed and their relevance to current and likely events, as in the ‘Four Signposts’ theory of Mark Davidson.

Now, let’s dig deeper into those scriptures with Nelson Walters’ introductory thoughts from Why Is No One Talking?. His insights warrant re-posting in full:

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Uncap the ancient wells

Thank you to Suzanne Payne for this transcript from the Secret Place Conference at Revival Fires UK in Dudley.

On 22nd January David Herzog brought the following word:

“I was laying on the floor worshipping, I was taken up in the spirit and I saw the map of England and I saw all these little wells that God wanted to re-uncap and that you don’t have to re-dig the well, you don’t have to create a new well, all you had to do was re-dig the ancient wells and start there, you already have a head start, the great moves of God that England already had, they’re all over, they’ve just been dammed up.

“The Lord said just uncap them, uncap them and it’ll be able to spring up again, and that’s one of your best defences against what’s happening in Europe and in England is (to) uncap the ancient wells, and let the King of Glory enter in.”

For the location of these wells see Michael Marcel’s interactive website UK Wells, as well as his UK Awakening revival site.

Divine nature assimilated

Richard Barker:

A third post on the harmony between science and faith, yet more at the ‘cutting edge’!

Originally posted on Sons Of Issachar:

Mike Parsons
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For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb 4:12).

The deepest level of transformation is the dividing or separating of soul and spirit, bone and marrow: at the genetic level, in our very DNA.

A record of past generations

We each get half our genes from our mother and half from our father, just as they got half each from their parents, back and back generation upon generation. Therefore we all carry a record of our past generations back to Adam and Eve. Only about 2% of our DNA is coded for our physical appearance and characteristics, and 98% used to be considered ‘junk’, because scientists couldn’t figure out what…

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A prophetic word to physicists

Now and then when I’ve heard news of scientific discoveries and deeper understanding I’ve thought, “They’re catching up with scripture”. Hence my occasional posts and re-blogs on science, as yesterday’s. So the latest on As He Is…So Are We sits well in my spirit as a prophetic word, as follows:

“I am not a Prophet and do not claim to operate or stand in that office but I do believe God speaks to His friends. So I feel prompted by the Lord to speak this Prophetic Word. I speak it in faith. Judge it according to the Spirit.

God is going to open the eyes of the Physicists as He opened the eyes of the Magi. Both Quantum Mechanics and Relativity. Dimensions are being opened and Paradigm Shifts are coming. New wineskins. New unshrunk clothes. I see God wiping the chalkboard clean and giving new formulas and protocols. I see theories being molded by the Spirit into realities. I see these as Secrets being given to His friends in those fields. God is saying He will be known by His creation and He will be given honor and He will be worshiped.

“Again I am not a prophet and I do not claim to be. If this be from Him amen and if not, let it fall to the ground.”

Notes:

Readers wanting more should visit Science and Belief, a blog by Dr Ruth Bancewicz on the positive interactions between science and faith. She is the author of God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith, which has received many favourable endorsements from her scientific colleagues.

Also see works by Rev Dr John Polkinghorne and articles about him.

You may also be interested in my introductory material to quantum physics, as here.

Route to Reality

Richard Barker:

A most welcome reference to God as a mathematician! When I referred to such a possibility at a Christian Union many years ago I got a horrified reaction! Therefore, this post lends credence to my musing upon the maths of coincidence, and of music (see In the right place at the right time). So thank you doctors Ruth and Jennifer.

Originally posted on Science and Belief:

229I have blogged a number of times on imagination, but what do working scientists think about this subject? Dr Jennifer Siggers is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, where she works on medical applications of fluid dynamics. Having met her at a Christians in Scienceconference a couple of years before, I wanted to find out how imagination is relevant to her own life in the lab.

Imagination is highly valued in Western culture but not always recognised as an essential part of science. So Jennifer initially protested that she wasn’t sure she had anything to say about imagination, but eventually was able to speak with me at some length about how important it is in her work. Mental pictures, analogies and thought experiments are all important for a scientist. For a Christian, learning to use imagination can also enhance

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Four ‘Signposts’ of the Books of Daniel and The Apocalypse

The prime purpose of this blog is to inform the public and students of Bible prophecy about its relevance to contemporary world events. Recent research prompts a fresh look at long-cherished scholarly assumptions on scripture and history.

daniel-revisited-cover-smallThus, Mark Davidson’s analysis of the Book of Daniel enables us to keep an even more informed watch upon changes taking place in the Middle-East, especially those on the Gog-Magog alliance foretold in the Book of Ezekiel.

On holiday last year I was enthralled to read his latest book, Daniel Revisited, and want to give an overview of its fascinating thesis. Mark’s following summary of his findings will enhance readers’ understanding of the previous post on Roman history and Daniel’s ‘sealed visions’: Continue reading

The man most used by God to seal Daniel?

Richard Barker:

This by Mark Davidson is not only a helpful follow-on to Sealed up until the End of Time but it also introduces his well-researched book Daniel Revisited and website The Four Signposts. Mark’s thesis reveals that scholars and theologians failed to recognise how the Bible foretold the rise of Islam and its geo-strategic End-time role in the Middle-East. (Also note the subsequent comments.) When I tried to re-blog this on Saturday a Word-Press glitch prevented logged-on interaction between our blogs – intriguing!

Originally posted on The Four Signposts:

Meet Trajan, Emperor of Rome from AD 98 to AD 117.  That’s his marble bust below.  Known as one of the Five Good Emperors, historians even after nineteen centuries know him as the Roman emperor who ruled with public welfare programs, building programs, philanthropy, and military expansion of the Empire.  Every emperor that followed Trajan was honored by the Roman Senate with the wish: “be luckier than Augustus and better than Trajan.”

So why would this man be tied to the sealing of the book of Daniel which was written 650 years earlier?

“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.” (Daniel 8:26)

“But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” (Daniel 12:4)

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What is “New Age?”

Richard Barker:

This overview by Jordan Gresczyk has my full endorsement and his brief comparison of New Age and Biblical terminology is very helpful. Also, he refers to concepts I mention occasionally, but about which some may have reservations. My previous involvement in that realm and subsequent rescue by the Lord into His Kingdom, as told herein, enables me to be keenly aware of the differences between true Christian faith and deception.

Originally posted on As He is...so are we:

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First off I am not an expert in this so this is not exhaustive but what I purely observe. Is there is anything more prevalent these days than the “New Age?” It is also one of the most generalized terms these days as well. I’ve even been accused of being “New Age” and I am totally opposed to it. Really there is nothing “new” about it but has been around since the fall in the Garden in Eden. Genesis 3:5 starts it off

 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

We see it in the tower of Babel people were in one accord to build a tower to reach heaven. We see in ancient Egypt and all other pagan nations in the Old Testament time. New age boils down to this:…

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Russia & Iran forge military compact as Iran & Hezbollah vow massive attacks on Israel’s northern tier. Here’s the latest.

Richard Barker:

The Gog-Magog alliance foreseen by the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel continues to strengthen…UPDATE 21 Jan: Debkafile’s political sources note that the pact with Moscow strengthens Tehran’s hand in the ongoing nuclear talks with the six powers. See in-depth analysis on Russian missiles for Iran, Egypt, Syria and Hizbollah

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

(Costa Mesa, California) — Are we heading towards another war between Israel and Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terror movement in Lebanon? Tensions are rapidly rising. Israeli intelligence indicates that Iran and Hezbollah have been planning a series of major attacks against civilians along Israel’s northern border. Now, Israel appears to have taken pre-emptive action, killing an Iranian general and several of his top operatives in an airstrike. Iran and Hezbollah are vowing revenge.

If that weren’t troubling enough, Russia and Iran have just signed a dramatic military agreement that bodes ill for Israel and the epicenter, something I have been writing and warning about for many years.

I’m here in Costa Mesa today and will be speaking here Wednesday evening as part of The Third Target book tour. But here are the stories I’m tracking today:

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Sealed up until the End of Time

Richard Barker:

Courtesy of James Mark Long, www.propheticartists.com

Essential reading. Also, its closing song plugs into the Lord’s answer to my personal query upon closing the post about the river running through the nation. Be blessed as you read…

Originally posted on Sons Of Issachar:

Mike Parsons
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Information or revelation?

The enemy does not want the church to know about supernatural things, and through the centuries there has been a battle for truth. At the Constantinople council in 553 there was a lot of argument about what should and should not be included in the canon of scripture. Many books were removed at that time, and some wanted to throw out even the books of James, Peter, and Jude (all with a lot of the supernatural in them). Centuries later, even Martin Luther was unhappy with Hebrews, James and Peter.

During the dark ages, when people could not read the Bible, a lot of truth was lost. God has been restoring that truth over the last 1000 years, and there is ongoing revelation of truth. Please do not just accept everything I say, do not be satisfied with just information but go…

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A personal note

RJBAn unscheduled change in circumstances means I need to take a different tack to blogging. Hopefully, this may not be for too long.

So, instead of my usual regular postings I will continue re-blogging others’ works that have a similar viewpoint to this blog, along with my occasional comments upon events/topics with links to sources for fuller reading.

May the Lord bless and keep you…

A Trend Continues: Iran’s Rise in Influence

Richard Barker:

It’s reported this week that ISIS wiped out the forward command group of an Al Qods Brigades commando force early Monday, Jan. 12, killing its commander (Debkafile). Also, ISIS systematic targeting of top officers fighting them in Iraq, especially the Iranians, led to an assassination attempt upon the C-in-C of that elite IRGC force. See also the comment which expands upon this news.

Originally posted on The Four Signposts:

Prior to the Second Signpost which is the invasion of the Middle East by Iran, we would expect to see Iran’s power and regional influence continue to increase.  We saw in this post Iran’s increasing power, and in this post its increasing influence in the region, particularly in Iraq.

This is a trend that should continue for months (or possibly years) prior to the Second Signpost.  Adding another data point to this trend, this news story was just released.  According to a poll taken of Iraqis, Iran – and not the U.S. – is seen to be Iraq’s best ally when it comes to fighting the Islamic State (IS).

In a post from six months ago, Is ISIS the Trigger for the Second Signpost? I wrote,

“I could very well be wrong, but here is my opinion nonetheless. Indications show that Iran is creating its nuclear weaponry right now. It may already…

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Dale Mast: There’s a river running through this nation

The following prophetic impression was given by Dale Mast whilst speaking on Jesus and the throne of David. In closing 2015 ‘The Year of Promise’ with a personal note I was reminded of that mentoring day last September and dug out my jottings.

World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti

As Dale stepped onto a low platform at the invitation of Dr Sharon Stone, I had an open vision of a high wall of flame stretching across the front of the hall and through which he passed. During his message he spoke of having seen a huge flame under the south pole, as told in Holy fire from southern to northern hemispheres.  So I could not but pay him very close attention. I hung on every word…

Now however, I recalled not having published his prophetic impression of being in the UK. Here’s what he said:

“I felt like I saw this river flowing through the middle of this gathering (and) there’s a river running through this nation and the Lord says, “And the river of God is getting ready to run through the land again”, and the Lord says, “This is going to be a time to come and think and come and drink”.

“And the Lord says, “I’m refreshing the anointing that has been dormant”, and the Lord says, “There’s an authority that’s rising in the land”, and the Lord says,

“And I’m starting with you!”…and the Lord says…

“Would you become my friend? Would you enter into the Holy of Holies? Would you walk in to receive a new mantle for the next season? Would you allow me to sift your identity?

Do not expect me to shift the nation until I shift you!

“And I just saw God’s hand – like people were going uphill where they couldn’t go – and I saw God’s hand go and push them right in. And Lord I thank you that, literally, that you are advancing people.

“And I felt like – sir, you have hand up, right there. Stand up [he means me!]…

Dale Mast credit Branchmill PhotoGalleryDale delivered a prophetic word from the Lord about Joshua and Caleb’s faith outlasting 40 years of doubt, to see what it was they’d believed come to pass. This relates to a dream that God delayed but which will come to pass for me. That’s really intriguing because another 15 years would pass before I became a believer – but 40 years ago my ‘dream’ was to find the real truth. (See this part of my personal story.)  Yet even older was a passing childhood fancy of how marvellous it must have been to see Jesus teach and heal people.

NB: see similar vision as recounted in Comments below.

Image credits:

  • Dale Mast by Branchmill Photography Gallery
  • ‘World on Fire’ by Danilo Rizzuti courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Aliss Cresswell: 2015 ‘The Year of Promise’ – a new map for the New Season

In my humble opinion this is extraordinary for the reasons given in my appended Notes. And there are lots I’d like to underscore!

Thank you again Suzanne Payne for transcribing another prophetic word and preparing introductory material. (It is, therefore, most helpful in view of our present situation.) This word was brought on 7th January and I concur with her opinion,

“This is an excellent word from Aliss Cresswell…It is in line with much of what God (is) saying through others”.

Aliss and husband Rob Creswell head up GloryFires, MorningStar Europe in Chester, UK. There, they are witnessing hundreds of miraculous healings and salvations in their shop, café, in their churches and on the streets. MorningStar Europe is the European arm of MorningStar Ministries representing Rick Joyner and the MorningStar Ministries team in the UK and relating to other ministries all over Europe.

“The Lord’s given me a prophetic Word for 2015, and I’m excited to share it with you.

2015 ‘The Year of Promise’

“The beginning of 2015 marks the end of preparation, the end of wandering in the wilderness and the beginning of a new season of possessing the land of your inheritance. Everything is changing. Have you not been aware of it? The transition from one existence to another. Just like the Israelites, the wilderness was a place where you simply survived to get to the next test. You fought battles in order to get by. Miracles of provision or healing were to get you through. In the wilderness Israel was continually passing through, and the whole point of the wilderness was preparation and training.

“I believe that the Body of Christ has been in the wilderness for a long time. You may have become discouraged as the months of patiently waiting and battling have turned into years. But I want to tell you, the season of waiting is over. Hallelujah! As this year opens up, you have an invitation to enter the promised land, and possess those promises, to occupy the land of your inheritance from the Lord. The wilderness time has come to an end and you are now poised to inherit your promises, just as the Israelites were invited by God to take the promised land. All that the Lord has been doing in your life so far has been in preparation for this day. It is time to take possession of the riches that are in Christ Jesus. All that Jesus accomplished on the cross for you and for me is ours for the taking.

“But a choice lies before you. Life in the promised land will be very different from how you existed in the wilderness. Church will not look the same. What worked up til now is not necessarily going to bear fruit in this next season. Mindsets and wineskins need to change. As the Israelites entered the promised land, God declared that Moses My servant is dead. (You can read that in Joshua ch 1 v 2). The old style of leadership that led us through years in the wilderness is over. Leaders need to stay closely in step with the Holy Spirit at this time, as the old style of leadership is not going to be adequate to advance and occupy the territory the Lord is giving us.

“Don’t worry that previous streams of provision are changing or drying up. The manna that has sustained you is ceasing, and you’ll begin to live off the fruit of the land the Lord is giving you. The Lord will teach you how to cultivate the land in this new season. New streams of revenue and blessing. No more living just to get by. The Lord desires to give you the ability to produce wealth. New creative ideas and businesses, downloads from heaven, new streams of income.

“This is a time for receiving strategy. A time for the Apostolic mandate to be embraced. For being on the offensive not the defensive. It’s a time to advance. Keep gaining ground. Remain humble and reliant on the Lord, and give generously. Be obedient to His voice and worship Him. (You’ll find more in Deuteronomy chapter 8)

“Do not be like the 10 spies who declared the enemy too powerful to overcome when Moses sent them to check out the promised land. (That was in Numbers 13 you can read more about that). They instilled fear in the rest of the people, and because they believed the lie, that whole generation had to die out in the wilderness.

“This is a crucial time you are in. Do not give fear a place in your life but boldly proclaim the Word of the Lord, and you will overcome, for the Lord is with you mighty warrior. It is only you that can now hold you back.

“Yes there are giants in the land, giants will manifest, in fact many are now facing the greatest opposition they’ve ever faced in their lives. However, it is not a time to come into agreement with the enemy, but it’s time to stand your ground. Don’t back down, but step out in faith and move forward as you follow the Holy Spirit’s instructions. The enemy manifests when he’s threatened. But take courage, it is he whose afraid not you.

“This is a time for some big decisions. Make them in line with the Holy Spirit, not in line with your circumstances or your human emotions.

“Do not be afraid. Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God is with you. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross into the land the Lord has promised you. The cloud of witnesses and the host of heaven are cheering you on. It is your time to extend the Kingdom of God in love and power such as you’ve never imagined before.

“Like Jesus, it is time to only do what you see the Father doing in heaven, and speak only what you hear the Lord speaking to you. Your spiritual senses are awakening. Encounters with the angelic realm and supernatural occurrences are increasing, and it is imperative you pay attention to heaven at this time. Just as Joshua ordered the men circling Jericho not to utter a sound until they were told to, so you are to learn to speak and declare at the right time, in accordance with the Lord’s direction, and you will see strongholds of the enemy fall.

“Work alongside angels as you step out in faith and do exploits miracles signs and wonders like never before. You are now standing in unchartered territory. New opportunities, new realms of the Spirit and new adventures open up before you. Like Joshua, you have not been this way before.

“The old has gone, so let it go. It’s time for freedom, for liberty. No more boundaries. You have stepped off the map of the old. It is time to write a new map, the possibilities are endless.

“This is great, this is from Joshua ch 5 v 9. It says (this is the Lord speaking to you) : Today, I have rolled away the shame of your slavery from you, it is a time of freedom. This is radical, and it will take a radical, liberated, fearless and bold generation to occupy this territory, but it is glorious. So wonderful and full of liberty, love, joy and peace. My presence shall go with you says the Lord, and I will give you rest. (That’s from Exodus ch 33 v 14)

“This is a time to bear much fruit, as you abide in Him. The fruit is huge, the harvest is unprecedented. It has begun. Jesus said, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, therefore go – you go. He says I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28 verses 18 – 20).

“So, this is your time, this is your day. We have just entered into the promised land, so go!”

Personal Notes:

  • This was the 1st of 3 instances on two consecutive days that the Lord gave the word, “Go!”. The three individuals who are involved are unknown to one another. I just happen to be the ‘news-boy’ on the wall. This in addition to His similar urging through Heidi Baker in October (as here) wherein identical “Go!” phrases had also been given to Ginny Cryer (Culture Changers UK) the night before she read Heidi.
  • The reference to Numbers 13 and the Israelites sent to spy out the Promised Land connects into a prophetic word about a 40 years-old promise, as given to me from the front by Dale Mast at September’s mentoring day.
  • The above references to Joshua directly plug into the theme of an imaginary train journey published almost two years ago (see Abiding in God’s Word).

Heaven Around Us, Heaven Within Us

Richard Barker:

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark LongAn excellent exposition as follow-up on moving into our inheritance. I concur with Mike’s understanding as to how it directly relates to the return of our ‘blessed hope…the glorious appearing of our God and Saviour, Jesus, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own…’ (Titus 2:13-14)

Originally posted on Sons Of Issachar:

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

TransfigurationAnd He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light (Matt 17:2).

The Greek word ‘metamorphoó’ (the same root from which we get the English word ‘metamorphosis’), is translated ‘transfigured’ in this passage and ‘transformed’ in Romans 12:2 (‘but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’).

When Jesus was on the mount of transfiguration he was representing mankind. He was showing people what it would be like if they were fully able to reflect God’s glory through their lives. They would literally be shining. As we are fully transformed into the image of Jesus and mature into becoming joint heirs with Him, we will begin to shine as He did when He was transfigured/transformed. Something of God’s glory will be seen in us.

Our inheritance

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Occupying Our Inheritance

Richard Barker:

Courtesy of James Mark Long, www.propheticartists.comImportant teaching, in my opinion, not least because of its timing on New Year’s Eve but for connecting on 3 personal points: (1) an explanation of ‘revival’ from heavenly aspect; (2) reference to ‘our destiny’, upon which the Lord blessed me with a deep insight on New Year’s Day; (3) its title answers the rebuke I’d read 20 years ago in a book dealing with demonic attack upon the church. One of the ‘hardest words’ its authors encountered was from ‘…someone coming out of Satanism: “The Church is powerless, because they do not live in their inheritance”!’ (See Paws 4 thought: Christian inheritance and the End-times church.)

Originally posted on Sons Of Issachar:

Mike Parsons
with Jeremy Westcott

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind… (Rom 12: 2).

We are to be transformed so that we will know the will of God for our lives, what our destiny is, ordained by God in eternity past, when we were a spiritual being.

We are all unique; we all have an individual destiny, but for each one of us it is to bring the rule of God into our own particular sphere of influence. God called Adam to subdue the earth and rule over it, to bring heaven to earth, so that earth would be a reflection of heaven. If we don’t know what it is like in heaven, we cannot reflect it here on earth.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land is an illustration of our inheritance, both physical and spiritual.

The “-ites” nations occupied Israel’s inheritance and were…

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A couple of visions about revival in the USA

Readers who liked the last two posts may wish to consider the following by my friend Tony Puccio, as posted on his blog of dreams and visions. He was one of my earliest subscribers and I’ve noted the increasing depth and significance of his ministry as a prophetic seer. (As with all prophetic material, these need weighing and checking against scripture. Click sub-titles for original post and associated comments.)

Coming Revival

I had a night vision on 01/22/2014. In this vision I saw people on the streets. I saw people being prayed for and coming up out of wheel chairs. I saw others, with people gathered around them, preaching the gospel. What I did not see and perhaps this was the most significant part of the dream is the fact that the people preaching and healing in the streets had no faces. In other words, theses were ordinary people without big names and ministries. Celebrities have names and faces we recognize and tend to therefore idolize The second thing in the dream that I found significant is the fact that this was not going on in a building but rather in the streets and in the outdoors. Remember, “The Word became flesh and dwelt (tented) among us”. In a building you are sheltered from the elements and can isolate yourself.  One has no such luxury in the outdoors and in the streets.

Coming Revival, a Second Vision

I had a second vision after the one I posted yesterday. In this vision I saw what I will call a miniature battlefield which I believe to be different geographic regions of the world. The battlefield replica laid flat I am guessing on a table. I also saw a hand with a a bunch of miniature flags in it. These looked like small pennants. As flags were placed on the battlefield replica, I noticed that each one had a number on it. The number on the flag was facing the one putting it there and only He could see it. I am guessing that there was a sequential order to the placement of the flags that was not for humans to know. I am guessing that each flag represented battles and victories. When the hand that held the flag would place the flag on the battlefield replica I would the see the flag being breathed upon. I am assuming that this was the breath of the Holy Spirit and this, I believe, to be revival.

The Catalinas to north of Tucson (RB April'08)

The Catalinas to north of Tucson (RB April’08)

A Dream About An Earthquake In Tucson, Arizona, Revisited

“As the posting states below, I had this dream back in March of 2012.  Why I post it again, is because of what has been reported on the internet.

http://www.inquisitr.com/1324819/5-2-magnitude-earthquake-shakes-through-arizona-breaking/

“I get the sense that this earthquake is just the beginning and a much larger one is coming.

“I had a dream early the morning of March 1, 2012 about Tucson having an earthquake. The dream was real enough that I wanted to and intend to purchase earthquake insurance for my house. I personally believe that the dream is indicating both a spiritual and physical event about to hit Tucson. What comes to mind as I write this is the vision from Ezekiel 37 regarding the valley of dry bones. “So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a noise. And behold, a shaking! And the bones came near, a bone to its bone”.
(Eze 37:7 MKJV) Some of these bones are buried and we walk over them not knowing that they even exist. So an earthquake would definitely reveal that which was hidden from view, at least that is what I am thinking.

“The Hebrew word used for shaking here is, ra‛ash, and following is the definition of the word:

“A masculine noun referring to an earthquake, a shaking, a rumbling, a commotion. It indicates a quaking of the surface of the earth (1Kings 19:11-12); the quivering and shaking of a warhorse as it engages a battle (Job 39:24); or the brandishing, shaking of a javelin (Job 41:29 [21]). It refers to the roar and commotion, the clatter of a battle itself (Isa 9:5 [4]); or the preparations for war (Jer 10:22). It depicts the noise of a rolling chariot wheel, hastening into battle (Nah 3:2). It is used of the sounds made by the Lord’s chariot appearance and movement (Ezek 3:12). It stands for an earthquake itself, a great shaking, trembling (Amos 1:1; Zech 14:5).

“When I spoke to my former Pastor regarding the dream he said the following, ”It’s very similar to a prophecy that several shared with him 4 years ago in Tucson. The urgency seemed to be centered around the airbase at that time. For whatever reason. I pray it’s a spiritual awakening, but the concern has been there about disaster”.

“The Lord gave me a word the following day about the dream of the Earthquake I had which was, ”the dead in Christ will rise first”. I have been seeing in visions of tombs opening up. What I feel the Spirit saying is that the ‘dead’ here have to do with His church. The earthquake will wake the church here in Tucson. In addition, the ‘dead’ are spoken of in Ephesians and says the following, “But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you.” The word, “sleeper”, here comes from the Greek word,”καθεύδω katheúdō which means to be spiritually asleep, i.e., secure and unconcerned in sin, or indolent and careless in the performance of duty. The word, “dead”, comes from the Greek word, “νεκρός nekros”, which metaphorically means, spiritually dead, destitute of a life that recognizes and is devoted to God because its given up to trespasses and sins; inactive as respects doing right; destitute of force or power, inactive, inoperative. (Ephesians 5:13-14 NASB)”

University Tucson

University of Arizona, Tucson campus (RB April’08)

Notes:

  1. It will be interesting to know the impact of Todd White’s visit later this month, as mentioned in Open heavens in Australia and elsewhere. See Lifestyle Christianity.
  2. In speaking about the possibility of revival in the Gulf coast region of Alabama and Florida, Rev John Kilpatrick has referred to increasing seismic activity across the United States.

Kitt Peak National Observatory outside Tucson (RB April’08) – click image for website

Prophecies fulfilled 3 cont’d – Revival to re-visit USA

On watch... The prophet Habakkuk had a burden and complained of current events to the Lord, who answered him at Hab 1. The prophet asked another question and wrote:

I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.

Then the Lord answered me and said:

Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry…” (Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV)

New Year’s Day 2015 brought an insight that confirmed my extending and splitting this post in two – one part for the Old Year, this for the New Year – was indeed correct.

During December, however, my intention had been to share thoughts on the Incarnation and In the Beginning. But it wasn’t to be. Events in the USA on that first weekend were still simmering in my mind. Let’s recap briefly:

In Holy lightning beyond ‘The Pond’… I reported what happened upon hearing Lindell Cooley leading worship at the first Sunday morning service for Church of His Presence (CHP). They’d just moved into a brand-new building near Daphne, Alabama (location).

Then, the first part of this post referred to two prophecies which accurately foretold the Brownsville and Bay of the Holy Spirit Revivals, also to inspired remarks before that church’s move out of Mobile Convention Centre.

Judgment

That first part also gave an introduction to revival, but some readers may think America is long overdue for divine judgement. This is a deep topic which I cannot hope to cover in a short blog. My present purpose is to make some observations only. Many teachers and commentators in the US regularly refer to it; eg. Anne Graham-Lotz, John McTernan and William Koenig to name a few, and with whom I’m familiar.

John McTernanIn his book As America Has Done To Israel, John McTernan tells how his grandfather’s account of how a large enclave of the German-American Alliance on Long Island was devastated by the Great Hurricane of 1938, just days after the largest Nazi rally outside Europe. This gave him an understanding of how dealing with Israel in an un-Godly way brings catastrophic consequences, usually within days. His blog continues to cover this in-depth and often refers to his expectation of a much greater judgement coming to the USA.

In What Time Is It? the guest preacher at CHP, Dotty Schmitt, gave a superb message on prophecy on 16 May last. She spoke about the modern Sons of Issachar being able to discern the times and what’s happening in the heavenlies. A ‘new sound’, she said, is coming from every nation and she learned from Scotland what God is doing in this new season of revival. God is telling us to “Wake up to what is happening in the earth!” and to be saturated in His Word.

Puzzle Globe and Book by ThanunkornWhat caught my attention was her reference to what I’d already devoted many posts to: an ‘invisible jigsaw’. She told about waiting in God’s presence and having a vision of a big picture puzzle and seeing different pieces – very like my post of 20 March. The Lord explained it to her,

“You have begun to see how the End-times pieces of Biblical prophecy, history, current events, various situations, are fitting together – and it’s opened up within you a River of Life.”

(Proverbs 16:22 ‘In understanding there’s a fountain of life’.)

She asked the Lord, “How does it all fit together?” and Luke 24 spoke to her: “Jesus opened their minds to understand the scriptures and said ‘Now wait until you are endued with power from on high’.”

One sign of the End-times is deception, which has moved across the land and caused the nation to make wrong choices and decisions that have opened a door to the enemy and will bring troubles.  Dotty quoted Anne Graham-Lotz’s remark at the National Day of Prayer that all the warning bells are going off.

BillKoenig_hdrLike McTernan, accredited Christian journalist at The White House, William Koenig, has kept close tabs on the events that bring about judgment upon a nation. The ones that have definitely been triggered are all those relating to the treatment of Israel. His Inside the White House report of 26 December categorises ‘evil endorsed from the highest political office in the land’ but expresses candid surprise as follows:

  • The only surprising thing to me has been the delay in the consequences — but when they do happen, they will be even more earth-shaking. (Emphasis RB)

Perhaps that delay may be explained by what’s in the Lord’s pipeline for America?  So let’s check out another prophecy for America by re-visiting the Brownsville Revival:

Toronto and Pensacola

As the Friday and Saturday meetings of CHP’s dedication weekend 5-7 December were in the evenings we had to wait for them to be archived before watching. (As mentioned above, we saw Sunday’s live ahead of those preceding meetings.) The speaker for the second evening was, most unusually!, unable to attend at the last minute and so pastor Rev John Kilpatrick had only the afternoon to prepare a message.

JohnK 214_logoNevertheless, the Lord gave John a download about how culture gets changed for good or evil. So he opened his message on ‘Power Shifters’ by referring to the undesirable effects of ungodly cultural attitudes upon society, eg. the establishment of casinos by criminals, introduction of immorality and rebellion at the Woodstock festivals, as well as Martin Luther King’s godly campaign against racial segregation. All provoked or enabled demonic principalities to react and even manifest in those areas.

After that background, John told of his deep desire in the 1980s for revival and starting prayers for the Lord to send one to the Assemblies of God church he led in Brownsville, Pensacola, in the panhandle of Florida. Intercessors prayed yet, as demonic opposition was reacting, people in church and the media turned against plans for revival.

This pastor spoke in-depth on those days and how the Lord answered their prayers 20 years ago, for the Lord had told him in 1986,

“Son, the heavens are clouding over from New Orleans to this way…towards Pensacola.” He said, “The heavens are brassing over. Disobedience and rebellion is causing the heavens that were once yielding to begin to brass over.

“If you preach what I give you and you will preach it unafraid, and un-intimidated on television, I will hold that brass heaven back and I will open the heavens from the I10 (Interstate 10) all along this Gulf coast.”

In about 1993 the Lord reminded John of those words and said,

“I’m about to open the heavens over Pensacola. I’m about to pour out My Spirit in this place, but first you must make it a house of prayer.”

He recounted the difficulty experienced introducing a new way of praying and the need for prayer warfare because of spiritual opposition. They included communion and kept going for over two years. Consequently, the church grew by over 20%. Eventually he and Lindell Cooley began to sense a quickening in their bodies and spirit.

His wife Brenda went to check out a revival and very different way of conducting church at the end of a runway of Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada. On January 20th 1994 a Vineyard preacher named Randy Clark, who’d been invited by pastor John Arnott, delivered a message and invited folk forward fro prayer. But the Lord made His presence felt in the house and disrupted the scheduled programme! So the preacher had to stay on for several weeks. Daily services were convened and the presence of the Lord remained for over 10 years.

News spread rapidly world-wide of what became known as The Toronto Blessing, which was principally marked by believers being filled with, and even overwhelmed by, the joy of the Holy Spirit. It was so strong that most would appear ‘drunk’ in deep merriment. Coming from God, however, this ‘supernatural drink’ has no ‘toxic limit’ and is free from any hangover effects!

When Brenda Kilpatrick went there she stood in the sanctuary for prayer.  The Toronto Airport Church Fellowship’s way of ministering prayer to hundreds of people was for them to stand on lines several feet apart as many would fall down as though ‘slain’ as the Holy Spirit came upon them when the ministry team worked their way along them. (In my case I ‘sparked’ well beforehand!) A lady approached Brenda and John tells what happened next:

“Before she could lay a hand on her, fhfhfhfhfhhh, it was like a torch was lit over her head and fire came down over her head, her ears, down to her collar-bone and worked its way back up”.  

This was in the first years of The Toronto Blessing and before the repentance revival was to break out in a Brownsville church on Father’s Day 1995.  Brenda was powerfully set on fire by Holy Spirit in Toronto and John described the radical, joyous effect of the Lord’s presence that he noticed upon her return.

“When I saw her, her face glowed like an angel, her hair glistened like gold and silver, and I ran to her and said, “Brenda, what’s happened to you?” And she said, “I’ve been with the Lord!”

At a prayer meeting led by Brenda upon her return, a lady who rarely spoke told John that, whilst in Seattle, she’d heard about a prophetic word from a visiting pastor from South Korea. John told the gathering what she’d said to him,

“I was in a meeting where Dr Yonggi Cho was and he told of when he was in a hotel room in Seattle getting ready to preach that night. He then asked the Lord if He’s reserved America for judgment or, “Are You going to pour out Your Spirit on America?” and the Lord said,

“I’m not going to judge, I’m not going to bring My judgment on America – I’m going to pour out My Spirit. Get your atlas out of your attaché case!”

“He opened up the atlas and opened up the map of the United States and the Holy Spirit said, “Point!”  His finger landed right on the dot for Pensacola, and the Holy Spirit said to Dr Cho,

“I’m going to pour out My Spirit first in Pensacola – it will burn like a match-head, fiery, there and it will go west along the I10 to the Mississippi river, (which the Spanish called the ‘River of The Holy Spirit’). Then it will back up along the Gulf coast, go down the peninsular of Florida, go up the Eastern seaboard and come down into the Mid-West and South-West and shoot out through the North-West; and before My Coming ALL of America will be ablaze with The glory of God!”

John says that night the Spirit of God fell upon the leaders of that Pensacola church and he saw God do great things. John attested that his dear wife was obviously instrumental in bringing this about.

“I didn’t know how close we were to Revival but God sent us Steve Hill, a passionate revivalist, a simple evangelist with a simple message – like Reinhard [as last night]…

“I said all that about [ungodly/demonic areas] for one reason. There’s a lot of places in America that you can go back to and test the DNA of certain cities, and test the DNA of certain places, and there’s things there that remain to this day after decades – sometimes 100s of years – but what happened on Father’s Day of 1995 <clap!> (John clapped his hands loudly)…a SHIFT happened…in America. Things shifted.

“Steve Hill was ‘the match’ – ‘the fumes’ were in the room because we’d prayed for two and a half years – ‘fumes’ were in the room – Steve Hill was ‘the match’ <CLAP>, Lindell Cooley was ‘the psalmist’, I was the pastor that had ‘headship’ over it all.

“God put together a pastor, an evangelist and a psalmist together …and Revival broke out! And things shifted in America and the religious world, it changed denominations, it changed Pensacola, it changed the whole Gulf coast – and that’s what we’re all doing here tonight!…Things shifted – God used one man, Steve Hill, to shift things.”

Furthermore, pastor Kilpatrick referred to a much older prophetic word from the historic Pentecostal Revival over 100 years ago:

“There was a prophecy in California years ago that God was going to pour out His Spirit at Azuza Street, and the Lord said it will start at Azuza Street and wind up at Zee Street on the East coast…and Brownsville was located at Desoto and Zee Street (Pensacola).

“So God used one man – Steve Hill – as a power shifter and things changed…When Lindell came before the Revival broke out you could feel right at the end of praise and prayer you could feel the atmosphere thinning out and every Sunday another layer could be peeled off like an onion – it even began to feel like there was no ceiling over .. you could literally feel the heavens opening over Brownsville…I promise you that is the truth…and on Father’s Day <CLAP> the match was lit and it was like there was no roof at all and the heavens opened!”

John then quoted the vision of the river from the Throne of God seen by Ezekiel, about which I’d been struck when someone spoke on 9th November about the church’s return to Daphne (as in part 1):

“Let me tell you where I think we’re heading – into waters over our head! I believe it…This place isn’t going to bring Revival, it’s going to be a place where God’s going to send revival”. He went on to speak quietly about what he believes is going to happen in Alabama.

The Gulf coast

Sea by Salvatore Vuono_edNina briefly popped out of the room but upon return she was hit by another ‘holy lightning bolt’ because what John was saying. She had to lean against the wall and transfixed there as a surge Holy Spirit’s power went right through her, as with Lindell Cooley’s praise song “We Will Ride”. 

This is what John was saying,

“I believe there’s going to come a powerful shift that will begin in Alabama, and the shift that takes place here (CHP’s location) – among other places – is going to begin to shift this nation back to where it should be – amen!

Now don’t make this mistake – don’t make this mistake, don’t make the mistake that whatever God does next He’s done before, because it’s not!

“There’s a new sound that’s coming! There’s a new level of worship that’s coming! There’s a new level of revelation preaching that’s coming!

“AND there’s a NEW LEVEL and a NEW BREED of Millennials that God is raising up and what Martin Luther King was to the movement that helped bring the blacks to emancipation, what Abraham Lincoln was to the Emancipation Proclamation. God’s about to touch some Millennials that are prophetic, they’re evangelistic, they’re anointed - and there’s a vacuum – they’re going to rise up under a fresh anointing and God’s going to use them in a POWERFUL WAY – and don’t you doubt it!…

“The Bible plainly says that in the Last Days, “I shall pour out My Spirit on all flesh, on all your sons and all your daughters (etc)…As we know things tonight you may think you know who God’s going to raise up and touch and how things are going to be, but I tell you, you’re going to be totally surprised by what the Lord’s going to do! It’s going to catch you off-guard because you’re going to be thinking and looking in one direction and God’s going to come around from another direction and catch you.

“So be open to whatever God’s doing…you know I’m so excited about the possibility of God beginning to pour out His glory in these Last Days that I’m looking for it appearing as an actual, visible sign, just like He did for Israel in the wilderness of a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day. The Bible says that in the last days the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

“You’re going to begin to see signs of the glory of the Lord that will confound the nations!…And the glory of the Lord shall be for your defence…

Here’s what I’m saying to you as a mouthpiece tonight of the Lord, I’m saying this  prophetically to you: even in America to those churches that will turn to God with all their heart, God’s about to give them a revelation of the glory of God where protection will be so powerful (detailed promises to those assembled)…the glory of the Lord is going to be our rear-guard…”.

Amen!

Conclusion

Thus we may soon see a fresh move of revival in the USA, as prophesied not only by Bob Jones, Paul Keith Davis and Dr Paul Yonggi Cho but also by an intercessor for America, Dutch Sheets (at 2 below).

It is particularly noteworthy that the Lord has graciously used John Kilpatrick to host two revivals, so he has a good track record as a leading revivalist. No doubt he’s also well aware of Steve Hill’s warnings on the need to deal with these hindrances:

  • neglect of God’s work of atonement
  • disobedience
  • daily denial of God’s presence in our lives.

Pastor Kilpatrick’s first series of teaching in the new building is based upon the radical revelation Jesus gave his first disciples – that God is ‘Father’. So John is teaching about and ministering into effects of dysfunctional fathering upon believers. This will enable them to come closer to heavenly Father and move fully into their adoption as children of God.

One of the enduring and renowned benefits of the Toronto outpouring over its several years is a better understanding within the Body of Christ of the Father Heart of God. So John Arnott refers to that revival as ‘The Fathers Blessing’. [See my wife’s account of how she no longer remained officially registered as ‘permanently disabled” when John visited Bath and decided not to preach after hearing the Lord say He wanted to heal.]

Could it be that a repetition of such deeply practical teaching will be foundational for a full revival to re-visit the USA and thus be far more empowered than previously?

I pray so…

Sources:

  1. CHP’s archived message Power Shifters will prove useful to all students of the history of Revival. Pastor Kilpatrick commences speaking as above at 1:26:00.
  2. Dutch Sheets (within) 46,000 churches called to prayer for Great Awakening.
  3. John Peters: ‘Great Revivalists’ (CWR 2008); see brief review here.
  4. John Peters: ‘The Story of Toronto through the lives of John & Carol Arnott’.

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Prophecies fulfilled 3 – Revivals in the USA

Sphere of EnergyIn view of its content, it’s right that this two-part post covers the old and new years. Also, two bolts of ‘holy lightning’ struck from ‘across the Pond’ in addition to that posted here. That one was the Holy Spirit’s reaction within Nina upon hearing a song about Jesus Christ’s return to earth in glory. The other ‘strikes’ were interior responses to prophetic words about a coming revival in the USA!

Also as 2014 closes, the nature of my considering Revival in North America takes the year full circle!  2014’s first, personally written post introduced the concept of ‘Bridge Over The Pond’, where Holy Spirit inspires similar teaching in the UK and US churches with which we’re personally associated, followed by several posts on prophesying into Time based upon the previous year’s blogs on the power of prophetic decrees.

More about all that later. First we need to understand the meaning of ‘revival’ other than as personal revival, which is nevertheless of great importance to the individual. It’s not possible to do more than briefly overview this vast subject on a blog, so I quote a couple of sources:

Revival is…

An ‘ancient’ book recommended only this week by a local intercessor directly refers to a historic revival in America. Arthur Wallis opens his 1956 book In The Day of Thy Power by asking  ‘What Is Revival?’, from which I extract with emphasis added:

‘True revivals have ever been marked by powerful and often widespread outpourings of the Spirit. Many times the preaching had to cease because the hearers were prostrate, or because the voice of the preacher was drowned by cries for mercy. Who will deny that these were outpourings of the Spirit? …

‘David Brainerd recorded the beginning of the wonderful movement among the American Indians in 1745 thus: “The power of God seemed to descend upon the assembly ‘like a rushing mighty wind’ and with an astonishing energy bore down all before it. I stood amazed at the influence that seized the audience almost universally, and could compare it to nothing more aptly than the irresistible force of a mighty torrent. . . . Almost all persons of all ages were bowed down with concern together, and scarce one was able to withstand the shock of this surprising operation.”

‘Revival can never be explained in terms of activity, organization, meetings, personalities, preachings. These may or may not be involved in the work, but they do not and cannot account for the effects produced. Revival is essentially a manifestation of God; it has the stamp of Deity upon it, which even the unregenerate and uninitiated are quick to recognize. Revival must of necessity make an impact upon the community, and this is one means by which we may distinguish it from the more usual operations of the Holy Spirit…

His next chapters consider the distinctive features of Revival [see link at 1 below]. An  up-to-date scholarly analysis and summary of revivals and 25 key revivalists by John Peters offers, from across that spectrum, a succinct definition of the role of revival. In Great Revivalists [at 2] John quotes Dr Wesley Duewels:

“Revival days leave you with a profound realization of God’s greatness and transcendence and of your own unworthiness and dependence upon Him. [In this way] God accomplishes more in hours or days than usually results from years of faithful non-revival ministry. But revival is far more than evangelism. Man can evangelize; only God can give revival.”

Five aspects of the role of revival in particular are mentioned, that revival:

  1. demonstrates the power of God
  2. exemplifies the glory of God
  3. emphasises timeless truths about the Lord Jesus
  4. acts as a catalyst for the Church and its outreach
  5. means days of heaven on earth.

Revival prophesied in July 1994

Paul Keith DavisWhat we heard and learned this month about a coming revival reminded me of what an American teacher-prophet said earlier this year. In blogging about Paul Keith Davis remembers his friend Bob Jones I noted his references to the precision of Bob’s prophetic gifting, in particular:

  • Accurate prophecies about two revivals – Pensacola/Brownsville and The Bay of The Holy Spirit – as well as two hurricanes striking the same place (Mobile bay).

By 1994 they’d become friends and decided to convene a prophetic round-table with mutual friend Bobby Conner and others. Sixteen minutes into his eulogy Paul Keith reveals what happened when they all got together:

“In July 1994, I felt comfortable with Bob (ie. his constant anointing) and I said, “Bob, why don’t we have a prophetic round table in my condominium….let’s spend a weekend, a couple of days, seeking the Lord on what He would say?

“What came out of that meeting was to prophesy what became known as ‘The Brownsville Revival’…(he shows a photo taken that day in July 1994 – not this one here)…

Teamwork by Franky242

“Everyone began to come to the breakfast table and every single person there had a revelation that God was about to pour His Spirit out in Pensacola, Florida – each one had a little different variation but everyone had a part, everyone had a piece of the puzzle that God was about to do something in Pensacola Florida that just wasn’t going to be for Pensacola, it had more far-reaching implications.

“We didn’t call it ‘Brownsville’ because we didn’t know that it was going to be Brownsville – we just said, ‘Pensacola’! And the prophetic word was – and I wrote this on August 1st 1994, months before Brownsville happened on Father’s Day 1995 – but I wrote that:

‘This outpouring would be repentance – an outpouring of repentance – which would lead to righteousness, which would eventually become power-evangelism’that’s not yet fully accomplished…there were many aspects of that (eg.) we saw a prayer mountain coming to America, this was before we had what was known as ‘harp and bowl’ ministry, before the 24/7 intercession/house of prayer later began to be developed at IHOP in Kansas City, but we prophesied that God wanted to move a prayer mountain to America – it  symbolises continual prayer…there was something about a Charles Finney anointing…

Part of my revelation that morning was, that what was going to be poured out in Pensacola was going to move 50 miles to the west!

“Here I am even before the revival ever started, I was ready to move it to Alabama! – and that’s how far it was over into Mobile Bay!

“And sure enough, that happened some years later. There was a little outpouring of the Spirit called The Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival. John Kilpatrick – the pastor – tells me that one of his members got into his car at the Brownsville parking lot and drove to the parking lot of Daphne civic centre and when he turned into the parking lot it turned over to 50 miles!” So that word came to pass. (Emphases mine)

(A similar significant travelling distance of 212 miles happened regarding my starting this blog and my childhood home’s address.)

The Bay Revival


As a result of a Visitation of the Lord on Father’s Day 2010, Church of His Presence moved meetings from the civic centre in Daphne to the Mobile Convention Centre on the north-western corner of Mobile Bay. That happened on the last day of their Open Heavens Conference and the outpouring became known as The Bay of The Holy Spirit Revival, after the Bay’s original Spanish name 500 years ago (Wikipedia). Many healing miracles with powerful evangelism led to live media coverage and global recognition, as well as its name being shortened to ‘The Bay Revival’.

Meeting for some years in rented premises was very expensive and so Pastor Kilpatrick sought support for moving into new premises and a piece of virgin land was acquired on the eastern side of the bay. Then a new building got erected within a record 8 months!

Sea by Salvatore Vuono_edDuring one of the last meetings in Mobile, on 9th November, pastor John invited a speaker from the men’s breakfast to greet and briefly address the congregation.  It may have seemed like his own opinion but no, for he suddenly spoke under the unction of God and a lightning bolt hit my wife from ‘beyond the Pond’! . That is, Holy Spirit validated the following prophetic words:

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty and in this place anything can happen…I’m looking forward to what God is about to do on the eastern shore.

“You know, I believe that we’re about to experience the greatest move of God this area’s ever seen – I really do!

“Brownsville was good, Bay of the Holy Spirit would happen here – but I believe what’s about to take place over there (ie across the bay from Mobile) is going to rock this nation!

“I challenge the men to get ready.. to be in our place and be prepared for what’s about to take place, to be prepared for what’s about to happen!”

Upon hearing that, it occurred to me that entire bay symbolises a reservoir source to the holy river of God, as seen in a vision by the prophet Ezekiel coming from under His Throne out of the East Gate of the Temple:

Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. (Ezekiel 47:1-2 NKJV)

The New Year’s first post considers how this may relate to a fresh revival as well as the matter of divine judgement upon the USA…>> click to continue reading >>

MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU IN EVERY WAY THROUGHOUT 2015

Sources:

  1. Arthur Wallis: ‘In The Day of Thy Power’, read brief biography & first 3 chapters here, or ‘look inside’ here.
  2. John Peters: ‘Great Revivalists’ (CWR 2008); see brief review here, CWR pdf extract ).
  3. WhiteDove Ministries, Remembering Bob Jones: A Journey in the Supernatural, (from 16:20 minutes)
  4. Church of His Presence, Leading on Empty Part 1 (from 1:13:00)

Credits:

  • ‘Sphere of Energy’ by Dan, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net
  • ‘Teamwork’ by Franky242, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net
  • ‘Sea’ (cropped) by Salvatore Vuono, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

Open heavens in Australia and elsewhere…

A few weeks ago I asked friends about signs of revival. Along with other reports, Revd Bill Smith sent the following update from evangelist Todd White. It covers indications of a global move of God.

His site Lifestyle Christianity states Todd was a drug addict and atheist for 22 years but in 2004 he was radically set free! “Redemption and righteousness are the foundation and the keys to the new creation reality that we are to live in and from. God opened Todd’s eyes to this truth and that Holy Spirit wants to flow through every believer everywhere we go, at work, school, grocery stores, malls, gas stations, everywhere. His true joy is being able to reproduce in people the simplicity of this reality, in a 24/7 kingdom lifestyle! This is for every believer! His heart is activating people into the simplicity of who they really are and destroying lies that hold people back from being who God created them to be. No one is excluded!” His homepage emphasises:

“Our mission statement of the gospel is to become love so that wherever we go, people want what we have!”

Now read Todd’s remarkable account of what happened in Australia, USA and en-route to/from Argentina:

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“Merry Christmas!! Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and rejoice with me as I continue to see the body of Christ awaken to who she is and walk out lifestyle Christianity.  I have seen amazing things happen these past couple of months.

“I had the privilege of speaking at the YWAM National Leadership Conference in Victoria, Australia. YWAM (Youth With A Mission) is an amazing organization that has already sent out 12 million people into the mission field since its inception. My speaking schedule was intense.  I preached eleven two-hour sessions in three and a half days.  I had leadership meetings with many different people from YWAM.  It was an explosive time of truth.  There were lots of tears, and lots of changed hearts.  My heart was to bring the active sharing of Jesus so that everywhere they went, they could take the supernatural gospel with them. I talked about identity and how we are an open heaven everywhere we go because Jesus opened the heavens. The heavens were opened to him because he obtained righteousness.  Now, we are an open heaven because “Jesus who knew no sin became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

“So, YWAM had set up to go on outreaches to 37 cities following this conference.  During the conference, God did a sign and wonder in the sky over the first city of the outreach.  A cloud appeared over the city and in the midst of the cloud, there was a huge opening with a rainbow straight through the center of it.  It was a picture of an open heaven.

“People were freaking out over this cloud and the news media to this day cannot explain it!  We are truly an open heaven wherever we go!

“Then I went to speak at The Empowered Evangelism Conference in Frankston, Australia.  There were over 500 evangelists from all over Australia who attended the conference.  We trained in power evangelism and there were all kinds of testimonies of people being saved, healed, and delivered.  It was an amazing time of empowerment.  During one of the sessions, I was talking about how we are an open heaven and how God will cause it to rain and He will bless everything we do.  Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” It is the things in Deuteronomy 28 that will be added to you.  When someone fulfills righteousness, these are the blessings of obedience.  As believers, we step into Jesus’s obedience.  We step into right standing with God. So as I am sharing this message during the last night of the conference, something like raindrops start falling on me.  So, I moved to the right and then to the left.  I thought something may be leaking or maybe I was sweating.  I soon realized that it was neither.  It was literally raining inside the building as I was preaching on an open heaven and it was not raining outside.  It was raining over the pulpit and the stage.  We called people up for prayer  and then the rain became noticeable by the people. Many started rushing toward the stage to get rained on.  God created a sign and wonder to show that He wants it to rain.  It was very powerful.

“After Australia, I spoke at the North Carolina School of Power and Love. During the conference, I probably shared one of the clearest messages on righteousness that I have ever shared.  As I was pouring my heart out on righteousness, it started to rain inside the building again.  But this time it was dropping all over the sanctuary, not just upfront.  God wants us to be an open heaven every day no matter where we are or what we are doing.  I got to watch many people who would normally never step out, step out at this conference. It was so good!

“From there, I flew to Argentina to minister at a youth conference.  I spoke that night to 3000 youth.  There were many healings and miracles.  During one of the morning sessions, God told me to personally lay hands on every youth there. It was an incredible time of impartation and baptism of fire. He touched these youth so wonderfully.  It was beautiful!

“Before the conference, during my flight to Argentina, I was sharing my testimony and the love of God with many people including the flight attendants.  As we were starting our descent, I realized that there was one flight attendant that I had not yet talked to. So, I went up front to thank her for her service and I told her Jesus loved her.  She screamed loudly at me and told me not to preach to her. I told her I was not preaching to her and she screamed at me again.  I then went into the restroom to wash my hands and Holy Spirit told me to confront her.  I have never had a flight attendant react so angrily.  It has never happened.  So, I came out of the bathroom and into the galley and I looked at her and said, “You yelled at the wrong person today ma’am.” She replied, “Who do you think you are?”  I said, “I am a man that Jesus lives inside and the Holy Spirit is here.”  The other flight attendants were looking around as they were embarrassed by this attendants behavior, but she had a demon.  And so I looked at her and she started to cry and shake and tremble. Then she let out a shriek! The head flight attendant looked at me and said, “Sir,…  I am so sorry.”  I replied, “Sir, you don’t understand what is happening right now.”  I said, “I need to handle this right away.”  So I walked toward the lady and she fell into me.  We walked around the corner and stood in between the seat and the galley where there was a wall.  She kept saying, “ I need your help. I need your help right now.”  So I cast this demon out of her and Jesus came to make his home in her.  Right there….on the plane and in front of all the other flight attendants.  It was a very intense encounter as people who were on the plane were concerned because she was screaming.  But the demon had to leave and Jesus came and she is free. She had shared with me that she lost her father to cancer as a little girl and she had blamed God ever since.  She had turned her back on God and she had given this demon a home. So, the plane is getting ready to land and I had to rush back to my seat.  As I was deplaning, the head flight attendant kept apologizing for the actions of the lady flight attendant.  I told him that I did not want anyone written up.  I said to him, “You don’t understand what happened and I hope that one day I will get to tell you about it”.  I said, “things are different when demons leave.”  He just kind of looked at me and said, “Okay…you have a good day, sir.”

“My heart was grieved after this encounter because I really wanted to see this flight crew again and explain what had happened.  So I just said, “God, I need help.  I need to be able to pour my heart out and share with these flight attendants what happened.”  So, the conference ends and it is time to fly home.  As I step onto the plane, I immediately see the same flight crew!  God is awesome!  So, I was able to share with and speak to all the flight attendants. Then, during the flight, the head attendant came over to my seat and knelt down beside my chair.  He said, “ Sir, I need to talk to you. I’m really sorry.”  I replied, “Please don’t apologize anymore.”  He said, “No. Please hear me out.”  He proceeded to tell me that he is a Christian and that there are two things he does not talk about on planes.  One is politics and the other is religion.  He said he does that because he has a professional job.  I looked at him and I said, “Sir, I understand that you have a professional job….”  I continued, “ but having a professional job and seeing people go to hell and not caring about people’s eternity are two totally different things.”  The power of the gospel is our life and we have the reality of heaven inside of us. That woman had a demon and she had turned her back on God. Her eternity was at stake and she needed to be set free.  The head flight attendant shared that he was very convicted about where his life was compared to where my life was. What a powerful testimony.  This is the continuing message of my life.  We need to change the reality of people’s walk by the way we walk and lead as an example.  Every day can be just as powerful as the last if we just dare to live for Jesus full-time and become a person that has a lifestyle of Christianity!”

(Todd’s schedule shows a return visit to North Carolina early in the New Year followed by Australia, then several states in America as well as Germany, in January to March.)