Far over ‘the pond’ from Britain and deep in ‘Dixie’, close to the Gulf of Mexico, a man of native American stock lay awake in the early hours of New Year’s Eve. Lying eyes open, hands behind head, he wondered “What’s 2014 gonna bring?” and pondered its possibilities. But the Holy Spirit was tracking this pastor’s mental meanderings and interrupted them to command:
“You are not a victim of fate. You don’t wonder what the year will bring, you tell it what to bring!”
When the pastor told his large congregation about this last Sunday, 5th January, they erupted enthusiastically. Before going on to implement his teaching on this at the close of service, Holy Spirit summarised it as, “Set your year with your mouth!”.
After reading Bridge over ‘The Pond’ and Prophecies for 2014 you may realise how the entire session amazed us as we watched it ‘live’ on the first Sunday of 2014. My report cannot do justice to this exceptional teaching, which may be an example, or fulfilment, of one part of a bullet-point prophecy heard only 6 hours earlier at our UK church, viz:
- A new understanding about how to receive and give prophetic understanding.
This preacher was conveying a new instruction from a revelation he’d received from the Lord about applying prophecy. That is, not the usual way of delivering what’s on His Mind by speaking prophetically straight into the heart of a matter, or revealing truths about a person and thus edifying them, or about the Lord’s action plans.
Pastor had heard from the Lord about how to use prophecy as specific creative words.
To my mind, it’s a logical extension of the power of the spoken word when God created everything, as told at the start of the Bible; And God said. “Let there be light” (Genesis 1) and amplified in the simplicity of the Gospel according to John; In the beginning was the Word... (John 1). Also, men and women are creative because we’re made in God’s image.
Pastor had opened his teaching not upon either of those scriptures but on one where the psalmist was inspired that mankind was created ‘a little lower than the angels’.:
“What is man that You are mindful of him,
Or the son of man that You take care of him?
7 You have made him a little lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
And set him over the works of Your hands.
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
In quoting this from the Letter to the Hebrews the pastor stressed that ‘all’ means ALL, which implies it must include time. As better phrased in the Living Bible translation, it means ‘Nothing is left out’, as here:
…And you have put him in complete charge of everything there is. Nothing is left out.”
In view of my interest in time’s non-linear, cyclic nature (more here and cycles tag) I was wrapt in attention. John’s later explanation of how we can transcend time and cover past, present and future by means of faith brought yet another link with our local church’s morning service! (Ie. where our minister had spoken about a ‘Year of faith’.)
Pastor John repeated our pastor Lindi’s oft-repeated remarks about acceleration, that everything’s happening so quickly. He believes, “Holy Spirit has took (sic) the knob of time and turned it up!”
He spoke about ordinary matters and events now moving at an increasing pace and that in the Bible there’s still so much to be fulfilled that the sand is running so quickly out of the hourglass. On this he said the Lord’s saying,
“I’m going to do a ‘hurried-up’ work!”
This is similar in intent, if not exactly in meaning, as another point in our bullet-point prophecies:
- Also since last August, the heavens are opening up faster.
This teaching is so significant for every Christian to grasp about what the Lord is doing at this time that I cannot recommend it highly enough for your study. And you can join in with a practical activation where the audience (local and worldwide) speaks as led by the Holy Spirit into personal situations for 2014.
To follow this exceptionally encouraging session click on above image of John Kilpatrick or on http://churchofhispresence.org/media/player/media/you-are-not-a-victim-of-fate/video/. His message starts at 1:37:45, which may be found by clicking half way along the progress bar and clicking the pause/play button.
After listening to Pastor Kilpatrick for over 3 years this must be his best ever! For more on this please read:
- Talking to Time seems to work
- Is the ‘Hand of God’ a Sign for these times?
- I am Gabriel, who stands in the Presence of God
- Thoughts on ‘Rethinking Genesis’ (with discussion)
- Surprise! New things! The invisible world is the pattern for the visible
Be mightily blessed in Jesus’ name, my friend.
[Image credit: Endless Bridge by Evgeni Denev, Freedigitalphotos.net]