‘Violent’ Kingdom breakthrough, seizing God-given opportunities – part 1

Hand and Puzzle Pieces by Anusorn P. Nachol, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

The violence referred to in this post is not that of physical assaults upon and wars against individuals and people groups, as depicted daily in the media, but of human and natural processes of force, exertion and upheaval that bring about change and growth. It’s the kind of violence I learned about as a ‘newbie’ investigating Jesus Christ’s answer to a question about John the Baptist and the Kingdom of heaven.

This post was started a week ago and I inserted the above image but thought its quantity doesn’t match the data pieces I’m blogging about. Therefore, this morning I’m delighted to discover blogger RJ Dawson’s latest reply to his readers’ congratulations upon the 6th anniversary of Real Christianity. Without realising it, this goes direct to the very heart of my subject as one of those awaited pieces – thank you Lord!  RJ writes, with emphasis mine,

“The Lord gave us a picture one time of a morning sheepfold all crammed into close quarters for the night wanting to get out into the dewy field and into freedom. Once the shepherd opened the enclosure out they streamed. This is a picture of what must happen. Too many Christians have grown used to the protective safe space that certainly has its place in times of danger, and resist breaking out.”

I’m grateful for his expanding upon this in the Comments to this post, as below.

[To continue as drafted…] As intimated in my introduction to last Wednesday’s Lion Bite on ‘new boldness’ I wish to pick up on the previous week’s two posts on 2017 being a year of breakthrough.

Their re-posting was unplanned because I was simply checking matters upon return home and then continuing with my break from blogging. Nevertheless, I’d been impressed to post an extensive prophecy on 2017 from Cindy Jacobs’ team that had been languishing ready for publication – a quick task, BUT I just had to insert a short connective scripture!

Little did I know an appropriate message was going to be heard over that weekend on a similar topic; definitely not unusual, just another ‘piece’ of the Lord’s ‘invisible jigsaw’ dropping into place!

These are the relevant paragraphs of a fortnight ago today, starting with the sub-head:

APOSTOLIC COUNCIL OF PROPHETIC ELDERS’ WORD OF THE LORD FOR 2017 THE YEAR OF THE BREAKTHROUGH (click to read the whole paper)

2017: The Breakthrough Year

“The One who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out. Pass through the gate, And go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head.”
Micah 2:13 (NKJV)

Immediately preceding that title and passage, and by way of introduction, I connected it into the New Testament with the following:

‘The opening verse is directly related to Mathew 11:12 on Jesus saying “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force”, according to David Bivin and Roy Blizzard in their Understanding The Difficult Words of Jesus (1983 page 123!). HA, on now checking the NKJV my bible opens right at the notes on that very verse headed, ‘Taking It By Force’!  The inescapable conclusion of this instance of ‘serendipity’ is: the ‘Author of the Bible’ is pointing His finger at both related verses!

Now, I’d add the Lord may want to point also to what was taught on the next Sunday too! (See Part 2.)

First, however, we should consider those verses and, with permission, I quote notes on verses and extract from ‘Kingdom Dynamics’ in Spirit-Filled Study Bible, editor Jack Hayward (emphases mine).:

vv11:12 – Though the Greek here is somewhat difficult to translate, the idea is that ‘the kingdom of heaven’, which Jesus set up as a powerful movement or reign among men (‘suffers violence’), requires of them an equally strong and radical reaction. ‘The violent’ who then take ‘it by force’ are people of keen enthusiasm and commitment who are willing to respond to and propagate with radical abandonment the message and dynamic of God’s reign (see Luke 16:16). This is an allusion to the messianic nature of Jesus’  ministry and to those who are participating in it…Jesus is likely recalling Micah 2:12-13 where the prophet speaks of the deliverance of the people from exile through the activity of the shepherd-like Messiah.

Taking It By Force, Conflict & the Kingdom – J.W.H. writes, “Jesus asserts the “violence” of the kingdom. The text’s unique grammatical construction doesn’t make it clear if the kingdom of God is the victim or if, as the kingdom advance sin victory, it does so through violent spiritual conflict and warfare. But the context does! Jesus’ references to the non-religious style of John and the confrontational, miraculous ministry of Elijah teach that the Kingdom of God makes its penetration by a kind of violent entry opposing the human status quo…The upheaval caused by the kingdom of God is not caused by political provocation or armed advance. It is the result of God’s order shaking relationships, households, cities and nations by the entry of Holy Spirit’s power working in people.’

Matt 11:12 ‘difficult’ common Greek translated literally reads, ‘the kingdom of-the heavens is-being-forced and the forceful-ones are-snatching her’. Note, Greek tense for ‘snatching’ is ‘harpazousin’, which reminds me of the renowned ‘rapture’ reference in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 to believers being caught up to meet the Lord upon His return!  Therein, the Greek is ‘harpagesometha’ – literally, ‘shall-be-being-snatched’. In other words, ‘seized’.

Those ‘verses of violence’ seem to contradict the rest of Jesus’ teaching. In their thesis Bevin and Blizzard refer to a ‘midrash’ (old rabbinic interpretation) on Micah 12-13 that focuses upon the ‘breach-maker’ (poretz), who isn’t the same as the ‘king’ and ‘LORD’. They suggest Jesus was referring to that understanding and the translation of His words is better as “The Kingdom of Heaven is breaking forth [not ‘suffering violence’] and every person in it is breaking forth”

‘Two tremendous things are now happening simultaneously: the Kingdom is bursting forth in to the world (like water from a broken dam) and individuals within the Kingdom are finding liberty and freedom’. John the Baptist is the breach-maker for he makes the breach in the rock-fence of the sheep pen (per Micah 2:12) is the Elijah of Micah 3:1 and 4:5-6 who goes before the Lord to prepare the way for Him. So, Jesus then follows John and leads His sheep through the gate – the iconic, powerful image of breakthrough.

Since then the Kingdom – the Lord and His sheep – has been breaking out. ‘Though Jesus does not refer directly to His own role as shepherd leading the sheep out, no listener could possibly misunderstand Jesus’ stunning assertion – I am the LORD’. The authors opinion, therefore, is that the Kingdom is not futuristic but has been in existence since that time!

So far, of the illustration’s five jigsaw pieces we have a sequence of four, viz:

  1. first of 2 posts published a fortnight ago today in between posts on my testimony into which I insert Matt 11:12 referring to a book influential to my walk, especially as post refers to ‘2:12’ (which related to a validation aspect of my personal testimony),
  2. second post on 2017 as year of breakthrough, this time for the United Kingdom,
  3. A week later whilst blogging on item 1, my bible falls open at the verse’s notes,
  4. Today I find R.J. Dawson’s prophetic picture relating to Micah 2:12-13.

In Part 2 we consider the fifth piece, but which preceded the fourth and like it and the first came from over ‘the Pond’ – seizing God-given opportunities.

Two major prophetic words relating to North Korea

The current convergence of biblical and historical cycles is coming to a head and, leading into my brief update on this, we need to be aware of how a couple of recent prophetical words mesh into the bigger picture. They come from a pastor and a preacher whom the Lord anoints with prophetic unction as and when necessary for instructing the Church (1 Cor 12:4-11).

Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net

In view of the steadily increasing threat of uncontrolled proliferation of nuclear weapons North Korea has posed to international peace, not only in the far east but also through its technical assistance in Iran’s weapons programme, and now the United States’ recent decision to confront that regime, we consider afresh the Lord’s viewpoint as brought by those prophetical voices.:

John Kilpatrick, January 2017

At the close of 2015, Revd John Kilpatrick prophesied that “Nations shall be shaken but kingdoms shall be jolted” during 2016 (The Wind Has Shifted: 20 Prophetical Words for 2016 & Beyond).  In Sunday’s service he reminded everyone of the ‘Midnight Word for 2017 and Beyond’ and said there will be a shaking in Syria, Russia and Korea in accordance with that word’s declaration, “Closed societies will be opened up”. John reiterated the details of what he’d delivered on that most welcome topic:

“…The thing that will mark this move of My Spirit to distinguish it from all others is that I am going to move mightily in closed nations and closed societies. The word of spiritual bread among these starving and closed nations will create spiritual refugees, which will immediately create movement of entire nations of hungry and spiritually starving refugees toward the outstations of fresh bread.

“My Spirit will spread like a fire through empires, dynasties, tribes, clans, and among the
heathen as well. I will set My table before them, and they will taste of My goodness and
experience My mercy just as Naomi arose and brought her daughter-in-law, Ruth, to the place of visitation. It was there that Ruth was joined with Boaz, her redeemer.

“I tell you, many will believe this good news to be a rumor, but they will continue to hear the reports until they will come and see for themselves the wonders of the Lord. It will cause a great stir among the nations.

“I am going to open three doors:

  1. I am going to unseat powers and principalities in those regions that have long deprived the people of My presence and of My Spirit. A brief, but widespread harvest will occur. A once closed society of unbelievers will now have the opportunity to hear and to believe upon the Lord Jesus.
  2. There will also be a movement of laborers, those that I have chosen and
    called to work the fields of harvest. This is their time. This is what they have
    awaited, many since childhood. This is their time. They will bring their sickles
    and reaping tools, and they shall come rejoicing, bringing their sheaves with
    them during this harvest. There will be great excitement! 
  3. There will also be a great commotion of the leaders of the harvest taking
    their places. They shall direct the harvest and place the laborers where they
    best fit. They are My apostolic leaders overseeing this last day harvest. They
    will know the mind of the Spirit. They will know who is to go where, and who
    is to do what. There will be resources and wealth to fund the harvest of the
    ages. The newcomer and the veteran soul winner will be paid the same wage
    in that day.”

As John says, “This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. In that day, the knowledge of the glory of the Lord shall fill the earth as the waters cover the sea.”

Charles Shamp, April 2017

In March 2014 I blogged about Charles Shamp foretelling a spiritual awakening in Britain and later we looked again at this, and then on what he foresaw in mid-2015 of a renewed spiritual bonding between the UK and the USA; The Lion Has Roared and The Eagle Will Fly.

Events subsequent to the stunning outcomes of the EU Referendum and US elections, with the post-Obama rapprochement upon Donald Trump’s inauguration, as in ‘Redcoat’ PM May’s speech in Philadelphia, bring credibility to what Charles brings as being from the Lord. (A Redcoat? See Fulfilled Prophecies #16.)

So, if you didn’t follow the link at the foot of Psalm2 -Two Visions of International Shaking, this is what Charles published on Destiny Encounters on 10th April 2017:

KOREA WILL BE ONE THROUGH THE SON

“And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.” Zachariah 4:1

I have seen a great awakening coming to Korea, one that will shake the land from the south to the far north. I heard the Lord say, “Can a nation be awakened and united in a day?” I said, “only you truly know Father.”

Then the Lord said, “I am shaking the Korean government to break corruption that has been there for generations, yes this is my doing! For I see the land as one, this division will no longer stand in my sight. In my eyes there has never been a divide only one land, one people, one nation in my hands. I will wipe away the military zone and will remove the one who divides and destroys from his throne. I will remove him by an unseen force, one that many will not believe. I will shake the land in the north to release a great awakening which has been prophesied by my Prophet’s lips for many generations. This awakening will come with great force, like lightning when it strikes and shakes the ground. There will be a rumbling in the North and the crumbling of buildings will be a sign of this crumbling kingdom. I will use an unusual force to break down the walls of division, yes the walls will fall along with the north kingdom. I will bring freedom to those who have been imprisoned and they will finally see my Son shining bright. The light of my Kingdom will radiate and displace all darkness that has been resting like a canopy for generations. The canopy of fear will be shaken out and replaced by my spirit of peace and prosperity. I will use a power that is unseen, unthinkable, unbelievable by the minds of men to disarm the mad man of the north. It will shock many, the masses will see the thunder strike the ground and his kingdom come down. There has been strange things these days come into this mad man’s dreams, his mind is only filled with destruction, deceit and darkness; he knows his time is short. He has forged a demonic plan, but he will fail to execute it to the fullest extent. For his twisted thinking has him creating a dark future for many, but I have set before him two stumbling blocks, Justice and Judgement. The mind of this man will fail and his capacity to retain information and understanding will be his final downfall. A great mistake is to come and he will fall from his place of demonic rule.”

For the Lord says, “I have stripped him from his seat of authority among men and will lay waste his kingdom. He has said in his heart that he is a god, has he not seen what I have done to those who lift themselves up to be gods? He will fall like lightning from the sky never to rise or be seen again. This fall will be so great that the land will shake. This shaking will cause the scales to crumble off of men’s eyes and they will see him weak and broken as just a man. I will cause revival to sweep through the land even through the capital of P’Yongyang. I have released watcher angels to spy out the land for my hand is upon you Korea.”

The Lord spoke again, “Can a nation be brought to its knees in a day?” I said, “You know my Father.” “I will bring this nation to its knees in repentance before me and wipe away every trace of darkness that has been. My glory will come like a rushing mighty wind, and fill the land with my divine grace to stand in my presence and the people will hear my command and March as one through the land. The people will arise and shine in the glory that I will give. I will use the people of this land who have been held captive for so long to break others free from the bondage of captivity. There will be a great missions movement come from this place and I will send the people across the land to other nations and they will release deliverance. Yes I have anointed you Korea to carry my gospel to the nations of the earth with supernatural miracles. The seeds of intercession from a previous generation will become righteous trees with leaves for the healing of the nations in this one. I speak to you Korea as one, you will rise and you will run into every nation and carry my Son. This is your mandate and mission that will come. I speak to you Korea this day you will no longer be divided, but one with my Son!”

I’ve seen an arrow being shot from North Korea. The word of the Lord came unto me saying, Like a madman who throws Firebrands, arrows and death (Prov. 26:18) For, behold, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string to shoot in darkness at the upright in heart. (Ps. 11:2), but There The Lord of Hosts broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. (Ps 76:3) I decree and declare to the people of the east, you will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day. (Ps 91:5) taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (Eph. 6:16) But God will shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they will be wounded. (Ps 64:7) I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them. (Deut. 32:23)

It’s time to pray for North Korea!

Prophet C.S.

Get ready for a fresh, powerful move of the Holy Spirit

As ever, prophetic words are to be weighed against scripture and with the Lord, for we recall his admonition to check which are accurate and come to pass. Therefore, those gifted by the Spirit usually avoid forecasting ‘hatches, matches and dispatches’, and any specific timings of events. However, we’ve observed that nuance increasingly appear in recognised prophetical voices (eg. Revd Dr Sharon Stone and Chuck Pierce in 2013, as well as Patsy Southway and Revd John Kilpatrick in 2016, foretelling last year’s global shakings). Moreover, it may also connect into his teaching on prophesying into time by making declarations, as I reported in Prophesy TO 2014.

Below, Chris Bennett lays himself on the line for testing as we’ll soon be able to check the veracity of what he brought earlier this week:

TELL MY PEOPLE – GET READY. I AM SENDING MY SPIRIT IN GREATER POWER THAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN AND I WILL MOVE AMONG YOU AS NEVER BEFORE.

“Holy Week” and Easter are upon us once again and the Lord is impressing something on my mind. Pentecost this year is going to be pivotal to the coming move of God. May 1st marks the beginning of President Trumps ‘real’ reign – the first 100 days, which were always prophesied as being traumatic, end on 30th April. Five weeks later, on 3rd/4th June, is Pentecost weekend. Here in the UK it is my prophecy that we will see things start to move spiritually. In America, the church will see a turning point both politically and spiritually.

The importance of this date will not leave me. The Lord seems to keep whispering, speaking, or shouting to me, “TELL MY PEOPLE – GET READY. I AM SENDING MY SPIRIT IN GREATER POWER THAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN AND HE WILL MOVE AMONG YOU AS NEVER BEFORE.” I have heard this several times daily and the sense of urgency that goes with it is tangible. “JUST AS THE ORIGINAL PENTECOST WAS A SEMINAL MOMENT, A BIRTHING MOMENT FOR MY CHURCH,”, says the Lord, “SO PENTECOST SHALL ONCE MORE BE A BIRTHING MOMENT FOR MY CHURCH TODAY.”

This is what I see and hear. I see the Glory cloud over meetings. I see people prostrated by and in the Spirit. I see the hearts of ALL present turned back towards the Lord, their hearts healed, their souls set ablaze for God, and a breakout of miracles among those who receive Holy Spirit that day. I see angels moving among us bearing gifts for those whom Holy Spirit is touching. I hear the sound of repentance, of crying out to the Lord for mercy. I hear the cries of those touched by Holy Spirit as their healing manifests. I hear angels singing with the praise and worship and I hear the rustle of their wings as they minister among us.

I cannot but prophesy that this coming Pentecost will be both a healing point, and a turning point in church history. Those who receive Him will rejoice and be baptised in Him afresh. Those who deny Him entry into their meetings will miss out on nearly everything – I see the words, “Away from Me!” hang above them.

THE LORD IS COMING, HE IS ABOUT TO MOVE AMONG US THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN WORLD, BUT ESPECIALLY USA AND UK!!

BE PREPARED – DON’T TURN HIM AWAY!!

Chris Bennett 10th April 2017

[Published with the kind permission of UK Prophetic Words.]

Neville Johnson: new edition of ‘Our Finest Hour’ – warning re. USA

Received news this morning from Mark Johnson at The Academy of Light in Australia of the latest e-magazine of insights from renowned prophetical voices. It has an extra item about one of the anti-christ spirit’s current activities in the USA (the Official War Against Trump), to which my Footnote refers:

‘Winds of change are now blowing across the world and the church. This year will see enormous changes occurring across nations, affecting people and the church of Jesus Christ. Birth pangs are now beginning in earnest, with contractions coming more quickly. The whole of creation is groaning and this is a reflection of the battle between light and darkness.

‘God’s word makes it very clear that the true church will reach its greatest glory during the darkest times that this world has ever known.  It is of great significance that the best wine has been reserved for this generation. Many things have been reserved for this last generation which can be distilled into one word, fullness. The cup of iniquity is filling up and the fullness of God’s purposes for the church is now upon us. The fullness of our salvation, that perfect man is about to emerge.

‘Til we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: (Ephesians 4:13)

‘I trust that you will enjoy and be blessed by this edition of Our Finest Hour.’

Blessings
Neville Johnson

Download latest issue of Volume 2 here: Our Finest Hour 2.2

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Footnote (RB):

In my coverage of Obama’s Cairo Speech of July 2009 I expressed reservations about the claims of that new president of the United States being a brother in Christ. Also noted was his favour upon the notorious Muslim Brotherhood, the extremism of which I’d read in Egyptian Mark Gabriel’s personal account Islam and Terrorism. (He’s a former professor of Islam and of Islamic history at the prestigious Al-Azhar university – see this post).

I do not wish to be judgmental yet had noted knowledgeable writers’ assertions of Obama being a crypto-Muslim, or even Antichrist itself. The overwhelming evidence of his two terms supports the sentiment of such claims of his furtherance of the Antichrist’s agenda; not only against the nation he led, and especially Bible-believing Christians, but also against the Jewish nation of Israel – and in doing so brought the Genesis 12 curse for failing to bless those people upon the American people.

Read in the download of that ‘yesterday’ man’s reprehensible activities in Organising For Action, along with George Soros’ United To Protect Democracy, in plotting to sabotage his duly elected successor President Donald Trump. Never in the history of modern America have such undemocratic, marxist-style activities been undertaken and countenanced.

Read more about this in Paul Sperry’s Opinion in New York Post, which is quoted by William Koenig from his desk in the White House. In his Eye-View, Bill also cites Christian Post on Obama’s lifelong friend, marxist (?) fellow-traveller and supposed clergyman, Jim Wallis, as starting a witch-hunt against true, righteous Christians!  This crank claims White Evangelicals Voting for Trump Represents “A Crisis in the Church”!!

Preceding those two items quoted at length and under the sub-head Obama Called Himself a Christian, but:  Bill also cites dozens of examples of Obama’s deliberate failure to uphold Christian beliefs, twisting of scripture and causing deep damage to the church and Christians – not to mention Obama’s refusal to stand against persecution of Christians!!!

In view of recent words on the parable of wheat and tares now coming into play, perhaps the Lord is already arranging for the extraction of those tares from His harvest?

Prophets and Quantum Physicists

A thought-provoking comparison that perhaps hints at deep similarities between these apparent opposites. Agree 100% with Franco’s closing point.:

One on one with Franco

"Thoughts and Visions" collage. The prophet's bubble from a painting by Edoardo Rodriguez Caldazo. “Thoughts and Visions” collage. The prophet’s bubble from a painting by Edoardo Rodriguez Caldazo.

Theoretical physicists and quantum physicists are some of the scientists who attempt to pull back the veil and peak into the unknowable. In the Old Testament, that was the role of prophets. What I’m calling the unknowable, could probably be better phrased. Unknowable is not a good word here. What might be a better way to say it is to say that these people, seated in our four-dimensional world, are attempting to peer into the fifth dimension and beyond using the limited tools we have at our disposal. It is clear to me that the creator, through the Holy Spirit, is constantly broadcasting truth, inspiration which some are able to capture with our imagination, mind, and spiritual gifting. Some are aware of this source outside of ourselves, while others believe they are themselves the source. And…

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An invitation to enter the doorway of divine destiny

Espied this afternoon on Ignite Ireland Ministry’s Facebook .:

Ladies of Gold detail

‘He reveals the deep and secret things: He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells in Him!’ (Amplified Bible: inserted RB)

“AN INVITATION TO ENTER IN THROUGH THE DOORWAY OF DIVINE DESTINY”

‘Time to take hold of DANIEL 2:22’…!

GET READY, THIS MORNING WHILE WORSHIPING THE LORD, I WAS SUDDENLY CAUGHT UP IN THE SPIRIT WHERE I SAW A GREATER REALM WITH A DEEPER DIMENSION OF DIVINE REVELATION BEING OPENED UP TO THE BODY OF CHRIST. NOW I SAW THAT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE WAITING, PRESSING AND PURSUING HIS PRESENCE WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO THIS PLACE OF SECRET AND DIVINE MYSTERIES, ONLY THE WILLING AND THE FULLY SURRENDERED WILL HAVE THEIR EYES, MINDS AND HEARTS FULLY ENLIGHTENED AND ILLUMINATED TO THIS NEW LEVEL OF HIDDEN TREASURES THAT HAVE BEEN CONCEALED AND PROTECTED UNTIL NOW, FOR THERE IS A NEW KINGDOM AGE BEING BIRTHED UPON THE EARTH.

THEN I SAW IN THE SPIRIT WHAT LOOKED LIKE A HEAVY GOLDEN DOOR THAT WAS BEING PROTECTED BY TWO MIGHTY ARCHANGELS OF THE LORD, THESE TWO MIGHTY BEINGS HELD A LARGE SWORD IN ONE HAND AND A SET OF KEYS IN THE OTHER HAND.

NOW AS I DREW CLOSER IN THIS ENCOUNTER I NOTICED THAT DEEPLY ENGRAVED UPON THE GOLDEN DOOR WERE THE NUMBERS (222), AS I PRESSED IN A LITTLE CLOSER SUDDENLY I HEARD THESE WORDS, “FEAR NOT, COME, DRAW NEARER TAKE THE KEYS AND ENTER IN FOR THIS IS THE DOORWAY OF DIVINE DESTINY”, SO I STEPPED A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE GOLDEN DOOR AND AS I APPROACHED THE DOORWAY THE ANGEL OF THE LORD HELD OUT TO ME THE KEYS THAT WERE IN HIS HAND, AS I TOOK HOLD OF THE KEYS SUDDENLY IT WAS QUICKENED TO BY THE WAY OF THE SPIRIT, (Daniel 2:22, which says, “He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light”).

Then suddenly the Encounter ended..!

FRIENDS THERE IS A INVITATION BEING RELEASED TO THE BODY OF CHRIST TO DRAW CLOSER, TO COME NEARER, TO PRESS IN DEEPER AND TO TAKE HOLD OF THE KEYS THAT ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO US IN THIS HOUR THAT WE MAY BOLDLY ENTER IN THROUGH THE DOORWAY OF DIVINE DESTINY WHERE WE CAN ACCESS A GREATER MEASURE AND A DEEPER DIMENSION OF HEAVENLY REVELATION FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

Veronica West, 23rd February 2017

Footnotes

  • Sense this is quite personal in view of my birthday being on 22nd and the word received from Isabel Allum on the ‘gift of Daniel’ (see Why Write/blog?)
  • Illustration detail from ‘Ladies of Gold’ by James Mahoney

 

GPS#5: the Lord’s gift of discernment in darkness

For this example of God’s Global Prophecy Signals we consider and weigh two slightly contrasting yet similar prophetic words published this morning in Scotland by Glasgow Prophetic Centre and in Australia by Lana Vaser Ministries

First, we touch base sitting at the Lord’s feet.:

Lion Bites: “MY LIGHTS IN THE HEAVENS ARE VAST”

Hand Reaching for Stars Victor HabbickI heard the Lord say,

“Child, do not fear the darkness for it is in the darkness that I can whisper tender words, and you will hear them. It is in those times when I have you totally to myself, without distraction, that I have your full attention and I can show you my love in ways beyond human understanding.

“Oh how I long to bring you to that place where you can look up and see the vastness of the galaxies, the innumerable lights in the sky that I have called each by name. I long to show you the reality of eternity; of the timelessness of my power and love. You will understand the truth of how even in the darkest times my promises shine the brightest.

“So look up, don’t allow dark circumstances to cloud your vision, know that I have overcome the darkness and that nothing can snatch you from my eternal promises.”

Isaiah 66:2
This is what the LORD says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD.

NEXT, from our elevated place sitting alongside Him we’re blessed with deeper, practical guidance (emphases added):

Lana Vawser: THE LORD SPOKE TO ME THIS MORNING: “USE YOUR MUG WITH THE OWLS ON IT!”

LanaVawserThis morning as I went to make my coffee, I opened the cupboard to grab a mug and went to grab one of the ones I usually use. The Lord then whispers to me “Not that one, use the one with the OWLS”.

So I reach up to the top shelf and grab the coffee mug with the owls on it. The Lord speaks to me and says:

“I am highlighting OWLS again as a prophetic picture because as My people lean in, and reach up (pursue Me), I am giving them EYES to see in the dark. As they SEE what the enemy is planning, planting and plotting, what is happening in the dark, I am giving them heavenly wisdom to UNDO. Through the implemented wisdom of My heart in intercession and practical strategy, they will see these plans and assignments foiled in individuals lives, families, towns, cities and nations, before they are even implemented or have a chance to take root. Consequently, there will be a greater demonstration of My VICTORY all around.”

“First, the prophetic significance of an Owl is that it represents the “apostolic”. An owl can see things from a distance in very dark places. And it hunts rats. The church is moving into an age whereby they will go into the so-called “darkest places” and see exactly what needs to happen for Heaven to invade those situations. And they will hunt the “rats” of this age, the forces of darkness. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming like a flood, and the forces of darkness no longer have anywhere to hide! An apostolic focus whereby each and every member of the church will know they are sown like seed into the world, ready to terrorise the servants of darkness and usher in the Kingdom of Heaven!” (Quote by James Preston – jamespreston.org )

As I pondered this prophetic picture of OWLS.. The Lord then highlighted to me 2 Kings 6:8-12:

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.”

The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”

“None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” (New International Version)

The Lord is giving His people who are pursuing Him, worshiping in Spirit and truth, EYES to SEE in the DARK what is being planned. He is giving His people EYES OF STRATEGY to move forward into VICTORY!!!!!!

Warning dreams, prophetic insight and sharper clarity is increasing in significant ways right now. When the Lord shows you a strategy of the enemy, don’t fear, ask for His wisdom and strategy and WATCH AND SEE how He is sending you in stealth, under the radar, through your intercession and other ways to DISARM AND OVERTURN TO JESUS NAME!!!

Listening to a Steffany Gretzinger instagram live video yesterday she mentioned 17 is the number of TOTAL VICTORY. It is also the number for ALIGNMENT. In 2017 the Lord is bringing ALIGNMENT and TOTAL VICTORY! There’s a greater “taking of ground” happening. The people of God are being awakened in greater ways to living on the offence rather than defence. There’s a great FOILING of the enemy’s plans that’s happening right now as God’s people LEAN IN and ask for EYES TO SEE in the dark.

You have been marked VICTORIOUS in Jesus name and the Lord is going to use you with your EYES TO SEE IN THE DARK to see the MANIFESTED VICTORY of JESUS released into the lives of others, cities and nations.

[Hand Reaching for Stars by Victor Habbick, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Today’s Lion Bites: a re-visitation of fire

World In Fire by Danilo Rizzuti“I am revisiting you with My fire and My power.

“I am calling you to come into a deeper and fuller encounter with Me and with who I am.

“Move towards Me now as I call to you, to meet you where I am in this new season. Come and meet with Me.

“For there is a place, I have prepared for you of fullness that will satisfy the longing you have. Come and behold Me as I hold you. Come and receive of My power and My fire in these days. For there is much to receive and much to outwork but first receive of My fresh-fire and My power.”

There is a new baptism of fire coming to the church and God is inviting us to pursue it and chase after Him in a new way. We are to position ourselves for the fullness of the fire and the fullness of His power in these days. So choose to position yourself and choose to press in for this fullness for these are the days of a new outpouring of God’s Baptism of fire.

Matthew 3:11
“I baptise you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Tongues of Fire; Acts 2-3

[Published with permission of Glasgow Prophetic Centre. Illustration ‘World In Fire’ by Danilo Rizzuti is reproduced by courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net and ‘Tongues of Fire’ photo credit to Iris Global.]

God’s GPS#3 con’td – Prophetic promises of fresh revelation – Part 2

The second email issued in the early hours comes through Lana Vawser in Queensland, and which reiterates a word for 2017 and thereby strongly emphases the Lord’s call:

DON’T FORESAKE THE SECRET PLACE!

LanaVawserI keep hearing the words over and over “Don’t forsake the secret place”. It has been weighing SO HEAVY on my heart lately. There has been such a stirring in my heart that the Lord is releasing a greater invitation to His people to COME DEEPER and COME HIGHER!!!

I had an encounter with Jesus many months ago and He spoke to me about a season of radical acceleration, breakthrough momentum and increase. The MANIFESTATION OF LIFE was springing up ALL AROUND!!!

When Jesus spoke to me about this season we are in and moving further into and how exciting it will be. It will be the “FINALLY SEASON”. The season that we have been waiting for. Where we begin to see the first fruits of breakthrough, we begin to see the explosion of Ephesians 3:20 in our lives, and we begin to see the increased momentum of the move of the Holy Spirit amongst the body of Christ bringing the GREATEST AWAKENING that we have EVER seen. The AWAKENING so glorious, it will spill out into the nations, and we will begin to see a great divine turning, returning and restoration within nations.

In this encounter, Jesus grabbed my hands and with such love in His eyes, He said to me “But don’t lose Me in the breakthrough”. In this encounter I began to weep and weep as I felt the weight of the warning, the weight of the invitation to come deeper and the absolute pure truth and reality that He is so jealous for His people. His heart is always longing and crying out for deeper intimacy with His people. His heart so full of love for His people, so longing to dine with His people and share His heart.

This encounter burnt so deeply in me the heart of the Lord for His people to KNOW HIM and I have carried the fear of the Lord concerning this season of acceleration and breakthrough, crying out for wisdom on how to steward this season of breakthrough, increase, acceleration and extension. I believe that as we are entering deeper into this season that is SO GLORIOUS, the Lord out of His love, continues to warn us, to call us deeper, to remind us to remain in the secret place and draw us back when we wander.

Jesus is teaching us right now how to STEWARD THIS SEASON WITH PURITY AND INTEGRITY and it all flows from THE SECRET PLACE.

DON’T DESPISE THE ‘FRUSTRATION’, REST AND LET HIM TAKE CARE OF THE REST

There is a FRUSTRATION that many are feeling in this season. Things are not happening fast enough, or there’s another delay, or things aren’t opening in the way that has been expected, but I want to encourage you to REST and let Him take care of the REST. I have said many times in this season that He is going to lead you to something better than you could ever imagine or expect, but there is a deeper level of surrender to His WAYS and TIMING in this season that is required. Don’t rush your process, continue to delight in Him. Make MEETING WITH HIM DAILY with NO AGENDA your greatest priority and the LIFE and ABUNDANCE that shall flow from that place will leave you in AWE. The frustration many of you are feeling, the Lord is using, to draw you closer to Him, because He wants to release greater revelations of who He is, His beauty and His love. He hasn’t forgotten your dreams and the promises He has given you, He’s working deep on your foundations to keep you anchored in Him.

DON’T LOSE THE KEY AND YOUR KEYS – WORSHIP

In this season of acceleration, where there is a temptation to forsake the secret place, not from ill intention, but getting carried away in the breakthrough and joy of the season, even becoming distracted by manifestations of breakthrough, favour and increase – WORSHIP must be a priority every day. Worship will keep you covered, worship will keep your eyes on Him, worship will keep you aligned, yielded and sensitive to Him.

I had a vision as many were getting carried away in this whirlwind season of acceleration beginning to come up against situations that seemed “locked” and they didn’t know the “way through” or how to “unlock” breakthrough in prayer through intercessory strategies. They were running around in a frenzy and they were panicked saying “Where are my keys? I can’t find my keys, where have my keys gone?

“It was then that I saw Jesus standing before them and with a smile on His face He spoke,

“I AM THE KEY! In Me are ALL KEYS of STRATEGY, WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. DON’T LOSE THE KEY AND YOUR KEYS – WORSHIP!!!”

Last year the Lord was emphasising strongly this is the season of the FIRST LOVE, a great returning, and this year, I believe He is emphasising it EVEN MORE, because of the mighty acceleration, breakthrough and increase we are beginning to see.

DON’T FALL ASLEEP AND BACK INTO COMPLACENCY

“Don’t fall asleep and back into complacency. I want a BRIDE THAT BURNS!!!! To COUNTERACT the SLUMBER – WORSHIP and do not forsake the secret place! Be INTENTIONAL to WORSHIP!!!! WORSHIP WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE!!!!”

“In the secret place right now, you are going to encounter My fire and the power of My Spirit as you worship, that is going to set you alight! It’s going to take you into realms of intimacy with Me that will see your heart and soul filled with the greatest, deepest peace and joy you have ever known. It’s not the time to ‘sit back and relax’ as the pressure lifts. It’s the time to press even deeper still into knowing Me. It’s the time to worship like you have never worshipped before. It’s the time to dance with Me and catch My gaze as I look lovingly towards you and let Me lead you. Let Me guide you. Forsake all other things that are pulling at you, and focus on Me. Trust Me, for I am taking you to places that you have never imagined or dreamed. This is the year where I am causing you to THRIVE and ARRIVE but all life and increase and long-lasting fruit will flow from the secret place.”

ALLOW ME TO PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR GREATEST DAYS UPON THIS EARTH

“It will be EVIDENT in this season who has been in the secret place and who hasn’t.”

“I am highlighting the lamps! I am highlighting the lamps! Look at your lamps! How are your lamps? Are your lamps full? Or are your lamps empty? Do not be found “not ready”. You must be found ready!!!! Come deeper, come deeper My people. Come to Me, not in fear, come to Me in delight, to know Me for who I am. I am working for your good, I am working in your heart, soul and life to set you up for longevity. For what I am doing and about to do in the earth, My people must be rooted and anchored in Me and know the secret place like never before. There must be a new level of sensitivity to see where I am going and what I am doing, and you will only increase in sensitivity as you press into Me and allow Me to teach you and mould you. Your greatest days are upon you, and My heart of love for you, My heart as a good Father is yearning, for you to yield and come deeper in the secret place and allow Me to prepare you for your greatest days upon this earth.”

SATURATE YOURSELVES IN THE WORD

“There’s a call being released from My heart right now to saturate yourselves in the Word like never before. Feast upon it day and night. Surround yourself with it daily. There’s a temptation to ‘snack’ here and there upon the Word in this season as things as this acceleration increases, but it’s in this place, you need to slow down and FEAST AND CHEW on the Word. It’s CRUCIAL My people are in a place of MEDITATION upon My Word in this season of ELEVATION AND ACCELERATION.”

God’s GPS#3: Prophetic promises of fresh revelation – Part 1

Puzzle in sky - Idea go[GPS = Global Prophecy Signals] Here’s the first of two emails found sitting together in my in-tray (time-stamped within 1/4 hour of each other at about 3:30am) – from opposite sides of the world on a related theme. As noted below, this published by UK Prophetic Words relates to recent posts. (Click title for link):

I am Pouring Out Revelation

I am pouring out My spirit in the night watches. I am showing forth revelation in the dark hours. For this is a time of multiplication. I have much to speak to you and much I would have you know. There is so much information to give you that I have to input into your very spirit what I’m going to be doing this year.

There will be a transition from what you have been told is prophetic to what is prophetic. The old ways are going to melt away and you are going to see revelation come from the most unexpected places. You will see it spring forth out of dry ground and out of rocks and crevices. The lowly places shall be exalted and those who have sat in obscurity shall come forth with such wisdom, you will be astounded. Do not limit those you have not heard of, for I do not limit them. I am pouring out revelation to those who will hear. I am pouring out revelation to those who will stay awake for My word. I am pouring out revelation to My sons and daughters who have a hunger and a thirst above all other things.

Vida Caplin 14 Jan’17

footNote:

This word accurately describes the blessing that inspired me whilst digging into Jesus’ role in Creation. Eg., after publishing the continuation without properly mulling over its draft I awoke in the night to realise my mistake in having given the impression that Jesus spoke in Greek, not  Aramaic, as is well-known!

In referring to the Greek text I argued ‘a clear allusion to the future and processes/action (‘yet’)’ implies ‘a deliberate, strong use by the Lord Jesus Himself of a distinction between time and space.’  Yet in the night, it occurred that could well be untrue as Aramaic may not convey the subtle nuances shown in Greek. Also, the authors could have taken it upon themselves to use those different terms for ‘world’.

So I asked, “What’s the answer?” to that conundrum.  I was quickly reminded Jesus’ early disciples lived under the Holy Spirit’s anointing – and there’s a verse of scripture where Jesus promises that He’d remind them of everything He’d taught them. Thank you Lord!

Hence, the Postscript with its extra, revelatory insight.

[Puzzle in Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.net]

Postscript to post on Jesus’ role in Creation.

PS: Jesus spoke mainly in Aramaic during His sojourn here (and maybe Latin or Greek during his trial before the Roman governor). The subsequent accounts of the Good News were written in the common Greek dialect (koine) widespread throughout the Eastern Mediterranean that was also used as an official language.

Just as the Old Testament had a Greek version (Septuagint) for reading by Jews abroad in the Gentile nations, so too was Greek necessary for the New Testament.

Does that invalidate my claim (here) of Jesus knowing and using the distinction between Greek ‘aeon’ and ‘kosmos’? I think not because in the upper room after celebrating the Passover meal He told the Twelve:

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I have said to you.” (John 14:25-26 NKJV – emphasis added)

Moreover, in the very beginning of Creation, Holy Spirit was there ‘hovering over the face of the waters’ (Gen 1:2). So He too knew the full method and details of the many acts of God in Creation. Therefore, He would have inspired the authors of the Gospels and letters in differentiating between those slightly different words for time, space and arrangement that we’ve overlooked in reading the Bible.

Perhaps His purpose was not only to give an accurate account but also to prepare for the far future when scientists would formulate and test their understanding of how the ‘world’ and universe were created?

And that’s only the start of our meditations upon the conjunction of scripture and science…

[To start reading the whole article click/tap here.]

Overcoming Correctness Programming: The Church Realm (2)

In this follow-up RJ Dawson refers to the kind of clerical control that I reacted against when young but have noticed since the Toronto Outpouring an increasing number of ‘PCs’ who are walking in the Holy Spirit, a couple of whom are our local Anglican leaders!

Real Christianity

         From the very beginning the Lord built into His ministry model committed followers pledged to carry on His legacy. He trained distinctly loyal men recruited largely from the working class and lower levels of society.

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         He had no need of anyone already vested in and sold out to this world. Such men could never be counted on when the going got rough. They were culturally comfortable and would inevitably desert or betray Him. As it was, Judas Iscariot proved that even qualified disciples could go bad.

ALL THESE HAVE I KEPT FROM MY YOUTH UP

         A ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” [Luke 18:18]

         The gospel story of the rich young man seeking greater discipleship illustrates the Lord’s selection process perfectly. He was used as a living example to reveal why the Lord would not choose disciples…

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