February 6, 2020
God Is Indeed Doing a New Thing- A Part 2 Prophetic Word for 2020
As 2019 came to a close, as usual, I began to process with the Lord what the new year would hold as we journeyed with him. I've learned to live my life from this perspective as God doesn't do things randomly, and nether should we. This time I realized it was not only a new year that was approaching but a whole new decade and new "time" in the Lord. For years now God has continued to highlight Isaiah 43:19 to many in the Body of Christ.
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
I have literally been holding onto and heralding this message for over 3 years. At the end of January, I sensed the shift occurred where we truly entered a new place with the Lord. I know this applies to my ministry but I believe this is occurring in the Body of Christ as well. Part of the problem with us understanding new places is that they are new-never experienced before.
New: already existing but seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time.
The word for new in this scripture also means "fresh." So God will come and do a fresh thing in our lives. He will sometimes reset us and bring us back to something that didn't work in a previous season and make it fresh again to us, because of his timing and purposes. Many times in new seasons with the Lord, we begin learning things from a fresh perspective in him. There's nothing like journeying with God. It's like he will pick something back up with us that he started long ago and make it brand new or add a fresh wind on it, so we are revitalized in that new place and ready to bring it forth. It's almost like we've been processed over time to receive it again.
What new things is God doing in you? Where are you right now in your process? Do you even perceive it?
One of the ways I believe God is working in all of our lives, is by clearing out the old so we can handle the new things he desires us to carry and navigate. Mixture is an enemy to the pure things of God. God is undefiled -which means he has no corruption, impurity or anything unclean in him. The bible says in James 1:17 that God never casts a shifting shadow. He is indeed only pure, holy, virtuous and righteousness. So when desires to do something new in us, it will require a cleansing out of all things old, so that we carry his divine nature and character.
"And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2:22
"In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work." 2 Timothy 2:20-21
When God begins to do something new in us we must forsake old ways, which includes old standards and old ways of operating and doing life. It requires change and a shift in our thinking and living. His standard for change is always righteousness. He changes his standard for no one and for no generation. For some reason this generation believes God doesn't require righteous standards any longer, but its his way to us measure from a pure place and in justice. This change will require that we take some honest self examinations, and seek out deliverance and healing for our souls. Sin wounds and rules our souls and shapes us in iniquity with ungodly cycles and patterns of living .
God is coming for haughtiness in this new season. He is coming for all disobedience, anger, rebellion, stubbornness, fleshly tendencies and proclivities in our lives. He is coming for all unrighteousness and all ungodly fruit so he can restore us to himself and his presence.
Because God chose to partner with us in the earth in seeing his kingdom and will established as it is in heaven. But before we partner and go forth in all the new things with him, we must first undergo our own cleansing so we are RE-NEWED and REVIVED. We must undergo a purging from the old behaviors and thought patterns that lead us further into bondage in past seasons. He wants to restore us to his presence and get our generational blessings to us but the generational curses and iniquities must be dealt with first. God has an order of things.
God wants to take us into new land and new territories, but not looking like we did in the old seasons of our lives.
He is the fire and refiner and he is consuming us with his holy fire as we lay down our lives on the altar of sacrifice.
Romans 12:1-2-"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, [but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
In these new places we will experience great abundance and harvest, and long seemingly overdue promises, for it is a time for promises to be fulfilled. It's a time where hope is no longer deferred in this new place of inheritance and blessing.
God is commanding the blessing on your behalf, as you have been faithful in prior seasons. He has seen all your toil and labor that you have done for him and he is well-pleased.
He's also bringing the prodigals home in this new season, so hold on mom and dads, the outcasts are returning home to Jesus, as Jesus is making ALL THINGS NEW.
In this new time of Holy Spirit expansion there will be times of great revival, where many souls will come in.
God is restoring righteousness in the earth in this new era. God is re-establishing order in every facet of society.Starting in the home and going all the way to national governments-on every level he is establishing his righteousness as his standard.
God is restructuring and rebuilding according to the blueprint of righteousness. New spiritual building codes and new protocols are being issued from heaven as God is rebuilding us -his temples and we must comply.
Does anyone remember this house—this Temple—in its former splendor? How, in comparison, does it look to you now? It must seem like nothing at all! But now the Lord says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.’ “For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will be brought to this Temple. I will fill this place with glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. And in this place I will bring peace. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!””
Haggai 2:3-9 NLT
“Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven! When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.” This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.”
Hebrews 12:25-29 NLT
“Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:9-11 NLT
“For the earth will be as full of the knowledge of ADONAI ’s glory as water covering the sea.”
Havakuk (Hab) 2:14 CJB
"This great shaking that is coming will affect everything, yes even the deep places and bowels of the earth will feel my shaking says the Lord. For I will pour out my spirit on all flesh and my glory will cover the earth even as the waters cover the seas. All People shall know that I am Lord of heaven and of earth."
This shaking will reveal what is deep within the heart of man. It will reveal secrets. He is coming for the deep hidden things. He is coming to shake down every high place and anything established in idolatry. He’s coming for all ungodly structures in us and in the world. Every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Jesus Christ is coming down in this great time of shifting/shaking. God is going deep within the heart of man to sift it all out.
Pt. 1 2020-The Year of Divine Order and Recompense
Proverbs 37:23-25 KJV-The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
David said I have been young and now I am old and I have never seen God forsake the righteous ones.
Proverbs 37:23 Ampc- The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].
The year where God is having his way and he is repaying his righteous ones for all the years the thief and the robber has stolen from them. He is restoring those whose hearts are set on him. A year and TIME of abundant harvest as God decrees it. (Amos 9:11-15) He will be divinely ordering breakthrough and blessings and abundance- where God restores and returns to you what was lost or stolen. This includes a time of great harvest and abundant blessings and a return of the exiled ones. It’s a year of divine restitution and recompense, where you lift your eyes up and know where your help has come from. From the lord! He is Lord over all! He is Maker of heaven and earth. It’s the year of God’s divine order where his orders of protection and deliverance will be experienced and known. The Lord is your guardian. You will know him as guardian this year. He watches over you to keep you from stumbling. He watches over your coming and going. He watches over his divine orders for you to make sure they are completed. God is your Shepherd and Overseer of your destiny and all that pertains to you. He oversees your progress and his plans for our lives as our shepherd guardian. As my guardian God is Divinely ordering my steps, relationships and his plans!
“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21 NLT You can be sure that God's purposes will prevail in your life as you heed the voice of the Lord and follow his ways this year.
It’s a year of the fear of the Lord.“Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.” Proverbs 19:23
It's a year of great fruit and divine favor-a year of great promised restoration and divine harvest.
“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree.“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel:“They’ll rebuild their ruined cities.They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine.They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables.And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land.They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.” God, your God, says so. Amos 9:13-15 The Message
God is restoring his temples of worship -it’s his people, we are the temple of the Holy Ghost. In this harvest there will be massive salvation's and conversions, much like Saul of Tarsus. A great harvest of the Land and a returning to the Lord, with weeping and repentance.The restoration of his temple will usher in the greatest glory of his presence to the world. (Watch Israel this year)
It’s a year of heralding the word of the Lord and seeing his promises fulfilled in our lives. It's a year to trust what the prophets are saying and follow their instructions.
"And they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. And when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” 2 Chronicles 20:20
God is ordering a correction to the way we see things. A correction to the way we view him and his word. . A year of knowing Jesus the shepherd the Guardian and the prophet. A year of Gods justice and remembering that righteousness is his standard. It’s a year of his authority and a year where God rules in matters with a final verdict. God has the final say in our lives. “The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof, the world and the people in it.“... and God has the final say in your life as everywhere is his jurisdiction- he is the highest ruling authority-PERIOD!
It’s a year of divine gate-keeping where people will take there place in regions and territories.
It’s a year were God's voice will be heard through decisive decisions and rulings. There will be no mistake that it was God ruling in the matter. Great interventions of the Lord will take place as God intervenes and overseers matters in the lives of his people.
God's justice will sweep across this land and continent by his Spirit because HE WILL have his way. It’s a year to keep your eyes looking up to Jesus as the author and the finisher of your faith. It’s a year to lift up your eyes to heaven for your help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121.... It’s time to put your trust hope and faith in the Lord.
Psalm 91 will continue to be a place of refuge for us as the people of God and must be declared out often.
Lastly, we will see spectacular displays of God’s power and glory, for God is repairing and rebuilding his people right now. This re-positions us and prepares us to be temples of his glory -his divine presence virtue strength and power. God is restoring his priesthood! (Ezekiel 44). It is time of great destiny moments and of breakthrough as we cross over to our inheritances and promised lands, for it is indeed a time of epic shifts of divine proportions.
May 20, 2019
The Restoration of the Gift of the Apostle to the Earth
On May 1, 2019, I was awakened a little after midnight, to an encounter with the Lord. In the encounter I sensed the heart of Father God for the grace gift and office of the apostle. His love, desire and heart for the apostle was very much impressed upon me as I laid there listening to his voice. I had a sense that hell really hated the office and gift of the apostle, but that Father God really loved them. Depending on the streams of ministries that you follow, or church you attend, you may not hear much about the role of the apostle in the New Testament church of today. However, that is not the New Testament of the Bible.
"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit."Ephesians 2:19-22
In this time with the Lord, I really had the strong sense not only of his love but the honor for the apostle. It is being restored in the earth. Minds will change about who they are and what they bring as a gift to the church and earth. I think we many times forget that the culture of heaven is one not just of love but of honor as well.
Apostles are builders and reformers and are foundation to kingdom work and expansion. They have a grace to plow, build and work and that's why they operate so strongly in the Ox and Nehemiah anointing.
"Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle." Rev. 4:6-7
The Ox is one of the manifestations or faces of Christ mentioned here in this passage of scripture. The gospel of Matthew points to Jesus as the ox face of God, Luke is the human face, and John is the face of the eagle.
A lot of prophetic pictures and art are presented with three of these faces- except for the Ox. Why? Because the Ox is a picture of servant-hood, hard work and diligence. We don't like the work associated with the Ox anointing, but God knows that this is such a necessary component of building, and he entrusted it to the apostle. Is it only for the apostle? No it is not, but apostle's have a grace to work, plow and build more than the normal person in God's kingdom, so they operate in it as a lifestyle. Not everyone can carry such a yoke on their shoulders long term, but God gave the apostle a strength and a grace to shoulder such loads. As I was sensing all of this with the Lord, I sensed his desire to honor them in the earth. We often speak of Jesus as the Great Shepherd, and He indeed is. I love this depiction of Jesus as One who watches over us, guarding us and protecting us from harm and injury. But Jesus was also the greatest apostle, and we so need this aspect of him in the earth again on a larger scale. And that is what I want to share with you today. I sense the restoration of this office coming to regions on a greater scale,teaming up with prophets to build and expand the kingdom for such a time as this. I sensed from Father God that a regional anointing was coming upon the office of Apostle and Prophet to work together along with the office of the Evangelist. I sensed it on a global scale.God the Father loved the world so much that he sent us the greatest Apostle, Jesus Christ, and he is once again gathering, appointing, commissioning and sending his apostles, to establish his kingdom in the regions of the earth.
The apostle has the rank and jurisdiction in the spirit to overthrow principalities and territorial spirits that have ruled regions for decades, and for centuries in some cases. The fear of the Lord, signs, wonders and miracles are all manifestations that exist in apostolic work. Multiplication, increase and a gathering of souls is all apart of this joint labor between,the apostle, prophet and evangelist. It's a 3 corded strand of God's grace that is not easily broken.
The Apostle is the sign that points to the greater miracles and works of Jesus. It is the sign of a New Testament church and the reformation that is taking place as God assembles the picture and face of Jesus again in the Lion (Evangelist), Ox (Apostle) and Eagle (Prophet). It was the Acts of the Apostles where God demonstrated his Spirit, power, and mighty works. Without the Apostle Peter, Paul, James or John we would not know of such acts, along with many prophets and evangelists.
For some of you reading this you may think they are already on the scene moving in signs and wonders, and they are no doubt. But I sense a greater sending to the apostle, prophet and evangelist in the days ahead. This will be common again not the exception.