Saturday, November 26, 2011

Create Your Daily Success Routine


    Great  men have great habits.
    In California, a powerful Spiritual leader awakens at 5:30 am each day.  He has followed this routine 4 years.  He prays from 5:30 to 6:30 am every morning of his life.  It is a daily habit--the success habit that has unlocked an unforgettable anointing 4 Teaching.  He walks, lives, and breathes the atmosphere of One 1000 Times More.  Is it a mystery?  Not really.  When your Daily Success Routine begins w/the 1st hour of every day in the Presence of God, it is almost impossible 2 fail.
    One of the most famous business women on earth lives here in Dallas, Texas.  She is worth over 300 million dollars and her business is worth over 2 billion.  She has a Daily Success Routine.  Since 1962, she has written her daily plan on a sheet of paper.
    She lists only 6 tasks 4 the day.
    She works on the 1st, then the 2nd, then the 3rd, and so forth.  She believes that one of The Master Keys 2 her uncommon success is this constant and consistent daily habit.  Planning is her daily routine.
    A former Presidential Chief-of-Staff revealed part of his Daily Success Routine.  The 1st thing he did every morning and the last thing he did every night was 2 'plan' the day of the President.  It was his habit.
   One of the wealthiest athletes in history revealed a few weeks ago that the morning after he won the heavyweight championship of the world, he was back in his gym...his Daily Success Routine.  The morning after!  Millions of dollars were earned within minutes.  But, he knew and had decided 4 his life, the daily habits necessary 2 create the future he loved.
    One famous Hall Of Fame baseball pitcher pitched his 7th no-hitter.  Afterwards, reporters found him in the locker room doing what he always did--riding a stationary bike 4 one hour and 15 minutes.  He had just pitched a no-hitter!  Did he race out and do something exciting and different?  He did not become a champion by chasing after every THOUGHT fleeting thru his MIND.  He became a champion thru his Daily Success Routine.  He had DEVELOPED the Habits 4 Greatness. [Hourly increments of TIME scheduled 4 specific personal assignments].
    Habit is the most misunderstood word in the English language.  When someone talks about habits, everyone thinks about drugs, alcohol or smoking.  They think habit is a word connected 2 something evil, deteriorating or deadly.
   Habit is a good word, a powerful gift from God.  Habit simply means that when u do something twice, it becomes easier.  It is a gift from God enabling us  succeed.
    Personal hygiene habits increase your health, self-confidence and social influence.
    Conversation habits strengthen relationships, build confidence and integrity.
    Financial habits can create uncommon increase, yes, 1000 Times More.
    Discipline is different than habit.
    God did not create us 2b creatures of discipline but creatures of HABIT.
    The purpose of discipline is 2 birth a habit.
    Psychologists say that when u perform an act for 21-Days consecutively w/o fail, it will become a habit.
    Habits create a future u will love or hate.
    Habit is the child of purpose, destiny and desire.  Let me give u an example.  When Mohammed Ali, the great boxer, believed that destiny and God had determined his future would be the greatest boxer on earth, his habits changed.  He arose earlier.  His workouts were more intense.  His conversation changed.  yes, he even changed his name!  You C, your habits are the results ofyour beliefs of what u truly believe u deserve 2 possess and have.
   Desires birth habits.  Some who have smoked for 40 years quit in a week when the doctor revealed that they were standing at the door of death.
   Thirty years ago, I sat at the table of a pastor friend in Louisiana.  I stared at him and asked, "How on earth did u become so huge?" (He weighed 400 pounds!)
   "Eating every night after church just like u are eating right now," he said boldly.
   I laughed.  I thought he was simply a little peeved at my bluntness.  But, he was sincere.  (Unfortunately, I stayed ignorant!)  What he really said 2 me was, "I have an eating routine.  Every night, after I have spent a long day in work and effort, I sit at this table and comfort myself w/food.  It is a habit in my life.  I did not begin this big.  It did not happen within a few days.  My habit of eating after church at night added a pound, another pound, and another pound."
   Your habits have created your Present physical condition.  Whether u are overweight, unhealthy or uncommonly strong, what u keep eating daily is creating the You-In-The-Future.  When u eat is increasing your health or decreasing your health.
   Your spending habits are creating a secure financial future or destroying it completely.  A friend of mine told me that a simple saving of $100 invested in mutual funds, every month...would result in a baby becoming a millionaire at 20 years old.  Just $100...monthly.  Habits create paupers or millionaires.

Here Are 14 Wisdom Keys On Developing Your Daily Success Routine:

01.  Men Do Not Decide Their Future, They Decide The Habits That Determine Their Future.

02.  What U Do Daily Is Deciding What U Are Becoming Permanently.

03.  Nothing Will Ever Dominate Life Unless It Happens Daily.

04.  U Cannot Change Your Life Until U Change Something U Keep Doing...Daily.

05.  U Can Trace The Failure Of Every Man 2 Something He Permitted 2 Occur Daily In His Life, Body Or His Mind.

06.  U Can Trace Uncommon Success 2 Habits That Were Created...A Daily Success Routine.

07.  Your Habits Are Creating Increase Or Decrease.

08.  Your Habits Are Being Strengthened Or Changed By The Friends U Permit Daily Close 2 U.

09.  What U Keep Looking At Is Deciding Where U Will Go.

10.  Gaze Only Upon That Which U Desire In Your Future.

11.  U Will Always Move Toward The Dominant Picture In Your Mind.  That is why it is important that u place pictures around u of the things u desire 2 move toward and have.

12.  U Can Change A Failure Routine Into A Success Routine With 21 Days.

13.  What U Keep Doing Daily Is Creating The Future U Have Always Wanted Or The Future U Dread.

14.  Your Money Habits Are Making U A Pauper Or A Millionaire.

    In the Ancient Writings, there are several photographs of people who had success habits and routines.  Jesus went regularly 2 the synagogue.  
    David prayed 7 times each day.
    Daniel prayed 3 times each day.
    Zacharias offered up sacrifices, as was his custom.
    Your Daily Success Routine is affecting the Promise of 1000 Times More.

Here Are 7 Daily Habits I Have Recognized In The Lives Of Uncommon Men And Women:


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Open Doors Lead 2 New Rooms

Delta Doors
It has been 22 months since the Lord visited me with the strong message about "Delta" and "Doors." You may have noticed Paul Keith Davis' newsletter for August 2011 that was titled A Day of Open Doors. I find much encouragement through the revelations and writings of Paul Keith and I've noticed others have had "door" revelations in the past year. Still, my spirit has not been entirely at peace about this "door" message.

Passing through doors in the spiritual realm does not produce a change in circumstances without first producing a change within us. Doors represent transition. Transition is movement and movement often produces insecurity as we move from one balanced step to the next. In transition we often first pass through our expectations of what we think the change should look like. As the nature of change is to change us, the first thing often required is our expectation of what change should look like.

Let's go back about 6 weeks 2 the pivotal time of Rosh Hashanah. There was much spoken of and prophesied about this season: earthquakes, huge changes in church as we know it, etc...

Two Things to Understand
Some prophetic words have a Kingdom (spiritual) realization but their manifestation on this plane is delayed.

For example, I believe there has been a significant change in "how America does Church." That change presently is the Kingdom realm – the spiritual realm – and may not be visible and demonstrated until a cataclysmic event sets it off. The stage has been set, but to say the change has occurred would be like inviting thousands of people to a concert a week before the musicians arrive.

The other thing to understand is the limitations of our linear, Greek-style of thinking.

As American Christians we are hard-wired to believe that events occur in a rational sequence. B follows A, four follows three, and any change in the Spirit is simply an extension of where we have already been. We seem to equate spiritual progress with job promotions. But to do this is prophesying from our tip-toes and can lead to dangerous speculation. Where we are presently is not someplace the Body has been before, nor it is a mere extension of where we were. The Lord's idea of progress is not the same as ours.

Open Doors Lead to New Rooms
Imagine a large, beautiful house. You have dwelt in this house for a long time. Your favorite room has become your "living" room. You know how the light enters the windows during certain times of the day and seasons of the year. You have a favorite chair or couch on which to rest and you've decorated the walls with symbols of desires, values and memories. We have a particular room like this. It contains our wood stove, a brick chimney and wood box, a handmade bookshelf with a few hundred books, one La-Z-Boy chair, a couch, and rocking chair. On the walls are a number of pelts – bobcat, wolf, coyote and badger – a buffalo skull, a European mount of a whitetail buck, an L. A. Huffman print of South Sunday Creek, a framed Ezra Riley book cover, two framed Wally Badgett cartoons, and chaps and spurs hanging in a corner.

It is a comfortable room and very Western. It reflects who "we" are, or more precisely, who I am. Imagine as you sit in your comfortable room that you suddenly notice a door you'd not seen before. Curiously, you rise from your comfort, crack the door open, and peer inside. The new room is dimly lit, so you enter to take a better look and the door closes behind you.

The door is stuck hard, but not locked. If you truly want to return to comfort it's possible, but an inner compass settles and centers you. You look about the new room. To your senses, there is not much here to like. The room seems very bare and the shades on the windows are drawn, making the room almost dark. But you do notice the floor is hardwood and the ceiling seems higher than normal.

The room and its atmosphere is very clean as if prepared beforehand, but you desire more air and light. You pull the curtains back and open a window. There is a view before you that you've not quite seen before. It's your yard, your place, but from a different angle. The light and fresh air brings a warmth to the room and you see that the floor is even more beautiful than you'd thought. It glistens in the sunlight.

What this room lacks is a personal touch. The foundation and atmosphere reflects His handiwork, but the walls are bare. You must personalize this room with your sanctified values, dreams, desires, and memories before it is fully yours to occupy. But there is no rush to do this.

And the room is strangely silent. If you put your ear to the wall you would faintly hear prophetic voices describing "new seasons" and "new doors" coming from the room you'd just left but the voices now seem dim and hollow. They don't speak to you now.

The room needs music. But not any music. Not yesterday's music. It needs a music from within that you've never heard. The new room calls for a new response. You sense you have arrived at a deeper level and somewhere here is a new sound of worship. Something more fulfilling, more piercing and authoritative, yet, softer and sweeter than any sound you've known. As the sound grows in you it seems tangible, like a cloud of energy hungering for release. It is so large and so enlarging that you wonder if you can birth it and still live.

You are impressed 2 sit, relax and wait. Busyness alone won't enhance this room, in fact, mere busyness would degrade its atmosphere. This is a room where patience is embraced and where patience embraces in return. Peace is here. It's presence is close. You sit in the new room not knowing what comes next and not caring. We are impressed 2 simply sit on the floor. Relax and wait. Busyness won't change this room. 

We must sit, wait, and allow our eyes to become accustomed to new light. This is where we are in the present season of new, open doors.

John L. Moore

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Acquaintance or Friend?

Luke HolterFriendship means understanding. Do you feel understood by God? Do you feel you understand God?

I was driving in my car a long while back and I was having a conversation with the Lord. I was talking to Him about what I perceived to be the level of expectation in my life from Him. I felt like I just couldn't measure up to what He was expecting of me. I finally asked in a pitiful cry, "What do u want from me anyway?" and He answered me back almost as soon as this question was out of my mouth, "I want 2b your friend, Luke, and I don't NEED anything from u, but I WANT your love and friendship."

This raised an interesting question because I was feeling judged by God even though at the core of who I am I didn't know what God really wanted from me. It's funny, because I assumed God felt a certain way about me, but it was an assumption based on religious performance and not true friendship.

So what does it mean to have a friendship with God? Most of us ask this question at different points of our lives... We have many different relationships, but not necessarily friendships.

Acquaintance or Friend?
Moses met with God face to face as one friend speaks with another friend. Jesus met with us on this planet in the form of a human being and spoke to us face to face. Then the Holy Spirit came and lives in us and speaks to us even now face to face as a friend. One major factor that all these have in common is this: they all came to reveal the emotions of God to the hearts of men.

When I began looking at being a friend of God, the Holy Spirit asked me this question: "Is the Lord an acquaintance or a friend to you?"

The word acquaintance means "a personal knowledge as a result of study." So do you know God from study or from personal interaction where emotions are exchanged?

We are in a covenant relationship with God, and if you break down those words "covenant relationship" you learn that the word covenant actually means "to promise by a pledge" and relationship is defined as "an emotional connection between two beings." So, covenant relationship means "to promise by a pledge to have an emotional connection with someone." Wow, that is a promise from God to you!

God's ability to love you doesn't rest on your efforts to never fail again, but rather His greatness and strength are what secure His love for you. Meaning, God secures His own love for you...

God is love and what is love if not the deepest, most meaningful aspect of friendship?

God's Glory Follows Friendship
The revelation of God's beauty is essential in our quest to live holy before God. We resist sin far better when God fascinates our hearts. There is no greater pleasure than when God reveals Himself to the human spirit. One of God's main weapons against sin is an army of people captivated by His glory.

To sit and meditate on what God has done is to behold His glory or His emotions. It's opening your Bible and gazing upon the works of God's hands throughout Scripture and allowing that to penetrate your heart.

In Exodus 33:9-10, Moses prayed to see God's glory. God answered Moses; God promised to proclaim His name to Moses. When God proclaimed His name, He was proclaiming His character and His personality. Most of you understand that the name of God represents His personality and His character. In other words, God promised to manifest His personality to Moses. The way in which God reveals His glory to Moses is by revealing His heart and His personality.

"You have people grasping for their own perception of greatness not seeing how far below the line they are falling. 'If I preach this way or say these things I'll be powerful'... this is not the case! Power and authority only come from true friendship with God... (see Acts 5:12-16)."

Everything Jesus did related to miracles, and signs and wonders were from the place of friendship.

We have an invitation to encounter God's emotions here on earth... to really be His friend now on earth. Some of us have been so good at being slaves that we never became friends (see John 15:15). Sinners were great at being friends with Jesus (see Luke 7:34), but it was the religious crowd that had a hard time being friends with Him (see John 8:39-47).

To be a friend is to believe Him, honor Him, and interact with Him. If there is no communion with God, then there is no real relationship and I would search my heart to see what I was reconciled to when I first believed. Was it a religious idea or was it God? Was it a list of impossible expectations? Was it a list of do's and don'ts? Or was it God? I invite everyone here to begin to search yourselves and ask these difficult and hopefully freeing questions.

Don't wait until the New Year to get this understanding! This is something the Lord is very passionate about right now. He is looking for friends that will answer His call in their lives. He is looking for friends whose works will be fueled by love not religious obligation.

Luke Holter
Prophetic Sheep Ministries


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Francis FrangipaneIn the beginning, the earth was formless and void, but that did not deter the Almighty. He looked into the fathomless depth of its darkness and concluded, "All it needs is light!" Likewise, in the beginning of our spiritual lives, we also are "formless and void" and God, just as confidently, is still saying, "All they need is a little light!" Remember: It's the Lord's responsibility 2 create and our responsibility 2 submit 2 His creating.
The Lord only needs three things 2 fashion life. First, He needs a "nothing." The Almighty always begins His great, creative works w/a "nothing" (this is very important bcoz this is where we come in!). Then, His Spirit needs 2b hovering over the "nothing." And, finally, He needs His Word, which is the "something" He's going 2 put in the "nothing's" place.

God has no difficulty at all creating something out of nothing. The only obstacle He faces is when the nothing doesn't know it is nothing but instead thinks it's something. At that point God has 2 break it back down 2 nothing b4 it is good 4 anything. (Are u still following me?) Paul said this better than I when he wrote,
"If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself" (Galatians 6:3).

Even as Christians, if we think we are "something" so that we look down on others or we are wise in our own eyes, we deceive ourselves! The only something there truly is, is God.

If we categorically know we are nothing w/o God, and we simultaneously recognize whatever grace He has worked in us is so we can bless others, then there is no limit 2 how much God can use us. Our knowing we are nothing is a great attainment in His eyes. For then our energies are no longer spent exalting or defending ourselves but in clinging 2 Christ and relying upon Him.

You C, God is not offended by chaos. There will be times when, like the pre-creation universe, u discover your life seems "formless and void." Do not be over-concerned. When u discover there is "chaos" in the deepest part of u, do not fret. You are at a new beginning. It has taken the Lord quite a long time 2 help u 2 recognize your "nothingness."

So, let all who know they are nothings rejoice: You are miles ahead of those who think they are something !

The proud, who consider themselves something special, do not deal w/the lightless regions of chaos in their souls; they simply hide them. But if we are transparent w/our need, the Spirit and Word can work in us 2 bring life and order. All we need do is 2 open up and confess our nothingness 2 the Holy Spirit.

For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts 2 give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

This is the very way our great Creator creates. He causes light 2 shine out of darkness! The only thing He requires of us is 2b honest about the darkness – 2 confess it instead of hiding it.

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them...But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, 4 everything that becomes visible is light. Ephesians 5:11, 13

When darkness is exposed 2 the light, it becomes light. In fact, the very reason our darkness becomes visible is bcoz God shines His light upon it. If u persevere – if u continually thrust your darkness into the light of God's grace and power – that light will ultimately shine out from within u. Your darkness will actually become light.
Beloved, if u know u are nothing in yourself, you're a prime candidate 2 become something in God! Consider again Paul's view of himself:

"If anyone else has a mind 2 put confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the 8th day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as 2 the Law, a Pharisee; as 2 zeal, a persecutor of the Church; as 2 the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless. But whatever things were gain 2 me, those things I have counted as loss 4 the sake of Christ" (Philippians 3:4-7).

Paul said whatever things were "gain" 2 him (things that made him a "something" b4 men), he gave up as "loss 4 the sake of Christ." To become nothing in ourselves, 2b excavated of pride and of being consumed by our attainments and pedigree, is part of the path 2 son-ship. Paul actually saw all his human, religious attainments as obstacles. Certainly, in time the Lord used all of the elements of Paul's life, but not b4 Paul gave them up 2 the Lord.

John the Baptist said, "He must increase, but I must decrease" (John 3:30). You C, though self-confidence dies, God-confidence comes 2 life!

So, do not fret. You can admit that u have areas within that are dead and dark. Romans 4:17 says, " life 2 the dead and calls into being that which does not exist." God gives LIFE 2 the dead. Do u sometimes feel dead? Good. You're qualified 2 get God's life! Look 2 God. Trust Him as your Creator. Do not fear when u discover u are nothing. There is a time when becoming nothing is an improvement.

Francis Frangipane
Ministries of Francis Frangipane


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

John Mark and Sandy Pool
In all of humanity, most seem to be searching, wandering, and inquiring about how to connect to the source that offers them completeness. That wandering eye from ours to the Creator of the universe, Jehovah God, was placed into each person to desire one main thing – which we indeed were created for: intimate fellowship with our Creator.

As humanity searches outside the heart of our Creator, the components pursued are never intended 4 offering intimacy w/God. However, once discovered, mankind will never again settle for a counterfeit, empty religion, which cannot compare its rules and legalisms to the ultimate and complete satisfaction in an ever-increasing relationship with our Father God. God made us to be hungry, seeking and desiring Him!

As many turn to other things or sources to fulfill them, they are always empty, yet always looking, and as one popular song from years past declared, "I can't get no satisfaction!" Even those who have known the Lord in a very close encounter, yet who have gotten lured off their path by seeking satisfaction from other sources, such as titles, ambitions, and carnal ideas of ministry success, also find this will never allow their relational base inside of a person to be completed. Only a deeper personal relationship with a loving Father God can fulfill your hunger to be whole!

Humans were designed to look to others, seeing a reflection of God with a view of how their Creator looks! We are not made to allow the enemy to counterfeit our heart's desire from our Maker; we are completed by the affirmation of our eternal birthright, sealed in the red Blood of Jesus Christ's inkwell deep within our hearts – from our Father's plan. It is the way of our heats 2 cry out 2 our Creator 2 find Him and of our God 2 make us completely whole.

In our "asking who He is," He then opens the eyes and ears of our hearts 2 call upon Him, through the plan of His Son, Jesus Christ. Consequently, the pursuit will demonstrate we love His Son.

Finding out "Who is your Daddy God?" was a set-up question God really had planted in His creation all along! Wow – God really knows about pursuit! Yes, obey God and do as He said: "Ask of Me"; then you, by believing in faith, will receive!  And the best part is, since He pursues His own, that all we have to do is to obey God, and do as He said: "Ask of Me." Then you, by believing in faith, will receive!

For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40 NASB

Abba Father Desires Our Pursuit!
When anyone asks or inquires of God, that is not an insignificant action! In doing so, u are offering submission 2 God as your Lord. God does respond, although it may not be exactly what or when u wanted, nevertheless, God's response 2 us demonstrates His love 2 us as His own children! God gives the best 4 those who will go through the test. Remember, "No test, no TESTimony!"

Jeremiah was a prophet in a difficult time, and by all the natural standards for success, he would be considered a complete failure. However, Jeremiah is one of the best examples for obedience beyond natural circumstances. Pursue no matter the view! Jeremiah was God's voice to Judah during a 40-year span and gave the Lord's instructions to turn back to God and repent of their sins in order to be spared destruction. Jeremiah knew that inquiring of the Father's heart continually was critical.

Adverse Conditions Must Fuel Our Fire of Desire for More of God!
Have u ever felt the more passionately u chased after God, the more it seemed the enemy was a few steps ahead laying very untimely ambushes 2 alter your hunger 4 God's heart?

Notice on this assignment, and the reason I like God's prophetic messenger, Jeremiah, he never saw his listeners transformed and was given unmitigated Hell in the process 4 obeying God, but still he did not waver! We desperately need this lesson in our nation today! Let Abba Father increase your passion 4 Him when the enemy comes in like a flood!
I wish it were instant, but it is not. There are no shortcuts 2 becoming a prophet. Gifts are given, but character 2 carry the gift is forged in the fire of affliction. Believe me, I know! [Excerpt of James Goll's foreword to Path of a Prophet, Understanding the Journey by John Mark Pool, Destiny Image Publishers, May 2007.]
Like all prophets, he understood the cost of his obedience 2 the Father God. Jeremiah's willingness 2 obey God at all costs, such as being thrown into prison (Jeremiah 37), into a cistern (Jeremiah 38), and taken 2 Egypt against his will (Jeremiah 43), shows that we must always trust God no matter how the circumstances look! In the natural, it appears Jeremiah had a very lonely life, yet his intimate communion and satisfaction from Abba Father's love is evident by his actions.

Jeremiah stayed on his difficult assignment during the years of increased adversity as his own people's hearts grew harder each year. The hard message he had to deliver caused Jeremiah to utterly call out and depend upon God for total consolation. Jeremiah was known as the "weeping" prophet called to a nation who lost their pursuit for the "Lover of their souls"! Jeremiah inscribed words that would resound for all eternity: "Call out to Me!" Perhaps we can see a similarity in our country today during the heart-cry of so many voices of God prophesying that today is the day to turn our hearts back to our Father. Call upon the Lord! Seek Him while He may be found!

Ask Me and I will tell u remarkable secrets u do not know about things 2 come. Jeremiah 33:3 NLT

God wants His creation to dialogue with Him. Fathers love it when one of their children jumps into their lap and says, "Dad, I don't need anything but 2 talk 2 and be with my friend, my Dad!" Like most dads, as your son or daughter pursues your undivided attention and wants 2 simply commune as your special son or daughter, it displays the great love our heavenly Father has 4 us! Asking tells "Daddy God" our hunger is not so much for the answers as it is 4 the time with Him in a love relationship that Abba has set as a desire in each of His own.

We may not ever get the answers, but in the journey, no matter the severity as Jeremiah demonstrated, we will know that we have a loving Father who always takes great care of those who ask, receive His words, and continue to obey! Wow, how could someone not want that kind of pursuit? So why not demonstrate to a desperate nation and world that all God wants is all of us always asking, seeking, knocking and finding all of Him!

Just as David was known as a "man after God's own heart," this was surely in part because, no matter the dilemma, David never stopped pursuing God's heart! He wrote words demonstrating this so others would follow in that "asking of God." King David's son, Solomon, wrote words in Proverbs that must have been inspired and observed through a relationship of being with his father, David, knowing David was always running after God like a deer after the water! "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God" (Psalm 42:1 NASB). Solomon wrote, "I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me" (Proverbs 8:17).

Ask, call out, search out His heart, look 4 Him, knock on His heart's door, pursuing intently Daddy God, and you will be amazed at how many secrets Abba Father has saved just for those who persistently "ask of Him"! Could it also be that one of the "great and mighty things" which would have never been known if we did not ask God are the many who will find God simply from noticing the desire of your heart seeking Abba Father's?

Fellowship, communion and intimacy with God are like going from the Outer Court to the Inner Court, and then to the Most Holy Place.

Father God is allowing us 2 demonstrate our pursuit of Him, which exhibits 2 the hurting and lost people that His heart founded creation upon relationship. People want a real genuine love relationship, and that is what God has placed into each of His own as a spiritual DNA that yearns until connected 2 our Creator and is not settled until our Maker becomes Abba Father! The Lord told us that as we come 2 Him He would not keep anything back from us!

Every person the Father gives Me eventually comes running to Me. And once that person is with Me, I hold on and don't let go. John 6:37 The Message Bible

Just ask of Him, and u can be sure He will surely show u great and mighty things that both we and the world need 2 know more of – Abba Father!

John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chuck D. PierceDuring our Head of the Year Celebration, the Spirit of the Lord began to speak about containers and I began to prophesy: "This will be known as the year of the CONTAINER. You will either be contained or u will shout with Me and break out of your containment. Your house can become your captor or your house can become My glory. This is the time 4 structures that contain and stop the flow of My plan 2b broken, so allow the shout of the King 2 rise up through your mouth. When you release that shout, walls and confinements will break."

I have shared several times since then about the need to watch our ports and the containers coming into our nation. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 news reports began 2 emerge regarding the safety of containers processed in Vietnam. FoxNews reported:
Exploding Shipping Containers Processed in Vietnam Raise Public Safety Concerns in U.S.
Multiple international shipping agencies are conducting a comprehensive review of refrigerated containers processed at a Vietnam port, the Pacific Maritime Association said in a statement, after some units exploded, reportedly killing two mechanics in Vietnam and one in Brazil... The Coast Guard said it is working closely with shippers and port officials around the nation to identify any potentially faulty containers, isolate them, and ensure they are rendered safe. – by Edmund DeMarche
In this watchman season, continue 2 pray 4 the containers that come into our ports, and that anything unsafe or hostile 2 this nation would be exposed and rendered harmless.

Worship and Harvest: An Apostolic Perspective
We have entered a new worship season in the earth. I call this "The Season of Harvest Songs!" This is an apostolic season.

An apostolic season is where we receive our call and are sent into the fields that have been prepared for harvest. We have a mentality of celebration, work, war, and triumph all expressed through worship. The harvest is a picture of God's judgment. Jesus used this as a metaphor to make us realize that there will come a time when He gathers those who believe.

The harvest has already begun. It began when Jesus first came and now is maturing rapidly. Yet there is a "tug-of-war" in heavenly places over who will control the harvest and bring the resources into the storehouse. Luke 10:2 says, "Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (NKJV)

Worshipping in Spirit and Truth is necessary to enter the war in the earth realm for a Kingdom Harvest. There are many fields and all are being prepared for the harvesters, the WORSHIPPERS, to enter. Storehouses are being prepared. The final theater of war will be the War of Harvest. Harvest time is when we are at the end of a season, the crops have matured, and there must be a gathering.
Revelation 14:15-16 says, "And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, 'Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.' So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped."
The Weight of His Glory

In God's Unfolding Battle Plan (Regal Books, 2007), I share the following: We face a multitude of wars in various dimensions and from every front. In the next 20 years, all nations will reconcile around Israel, while some will arise to become dominant on the world scene. The United States of America will attempt to find its voice new and fresh but will not be heard as loudly as in the past. Mammon will be the greatest influencing force of rule in the world. Bloodlines will continue to conflict with other bloodlines simply because nations are comprised of people with unredeemed blood. The carnal mind will continue, as always, to be in enmity with God and resist His knowledge. Antichrist will continue to have a plan to rule the earth. However, the earth – again, as always – will still be the Lord's and the fullness thereof!

Because the Earth is the Lord's and He has a plan of fullness, He has a plan of Harvest. Harvest is a process. The grain must be cut with a sickle. What has been cut is then gathered into sheaves and taken to the threshing floor where tools or animals are used for the threshing. The grain is winnowed and tossed into the air, where the wind separates and blows away the chaff from the heavier kernels of the harvest.
The last phase of harvest is the storage finale. This occurs when the kernels are shaken in a sieve so that the harvest can be stored. The war dynamic of harvest is maturing at this time over this point of the process. We are in a shaking process. What can be shaken will be shaken. The Lord is shaking away the iniquities in our lives, corporate gatherings, cities and nations that would make us less "marketable."

The key to our harvest is the weight of His glory. In the winnowing stage, the weightier kernels do not blow away. In the season ahead there will be many issues that cause us to be tossed to and fro. Without the weight of His glory resting upon us, we will be blown away and not complete the harvesting process that God has released into the earth. We can only receive this key to harvest if we learn to worship in Spirit and Truth.

We Are the Harvesters
Not only are we being harvested, but we are the harvesters for the future! Dr. Robert Heidler, the incredible teacher that I serve with, recently wrote me the following: "Two nights ago I had a dream. In the dream Linda had been out shopping and came home with a cardboard box. In the box was a rattlesnake. She said, 'The Lord told me if we would bring this rattlesnake into our house and keep it there for three weeks that we would enter into a season of endless harvest.' So we did. We put the poisonous snake in the garage and kept the door closed to make sure it couldn't get in to the main house. We were very careful how we went into the garage because we knew we had a rattlesnake in the house. I awakened and remembered that when we were commissioned and sent, we were given authority over serpents and scorpions.

The problem is the Church has been so frightened of the world that we won't let ourselves get anywhere near its contamination. But if we will put aside our fear and bring the world into our homes, not to become 'of it' but to convert and sanctify all the culture for God's purposes, we will see that we do have authority over the power of the enemy."

I heard the Lord say: "Some of u are resisting bringing the enemy under your feet. That's what is keeping your next level of portion from being unlocked. The harvest is yours. Do not fear the enemy when I give u the enemy. Ask Me 4 your desire on your enemy. If you'll ask Me 4 your desire on your enemies, what I will do is bring that enemy in and within 3 weeks everything that the enemy has held up, confiscated, or taken from u, I will give u. The storehouse the enemy was guarding, u will now own the key!

"There is a time that harvest comes! Even if your harvest season was once captured, in My plan and in My season I can cause a harvest season to come back around again. Open your eyes. Open your eyes of faith. Open your eyes of expectation! I am a God that is able to bring harvest back to you. If you are willing to seek Me, if you are willing to set your face like flint, I can bring the windows of Heaven back over you so what you've lost, what has been walled up and stored away from your use in one season, can be released now! You can see the harvest come in and secured for this day.

"Worship Me in Spirit and Truth and I can cause cities and cultures that knew Me not to be transformed in a day. Hear My songs of Heaven. New songs break old cycles. Harvest songs are being released. Sing with Heaven and I will send hosts to assist you in the Harvest."

Newsletter dated November 9, 2011:
I believe it's very important that the Body of Christ understand that we are in a monumental time of shifting. I believe if we shift spiritually and grab hold of the keys of revelation that the Spirit of God has for us today, we will be victorious as we move forward in this season ahead. Here are seven keys to advancing:

1. New Synchronized Moves in a New Administration! Dream!
As the Body of Christ, we have entered a season of new vision. With new vision comes new administration. How will we "add and cooperate" with the ministry of Holy Spirit in the future? We are going through many changes here at Glory of Zion International and with the Global Spheres Center. I felt before the Lord allowed us 2 move us into our new offices there would be changes He wanted 2 accomplish. 

I had a dream last night. In the dream, Rose Flieger, the administrator for our Schools, and I were learning synchronized swimming. They were new, complicated moves. We were in a group of five people and the instructor was teaching us how to move before we went into our next season of demonstration. Rose decided she did not want 2 learn new moves. When she did that, the swimming pool filled with sewage. What is the Lord saying 2 us in this? Don't refuse what He is trying to teach you, or else the living water you have been swimming in will become sewage.

2. Creating an Environment for Miracles!
I believe that the Lord is asking us to create an environment for miracles. What does that mean? Most people get frustrated because they have a difficult situation, ask God for a miracle, and then do not see what they were asking for manifested. We are seeing miracles begin to happen. In the past, I have seen miracles manifest, but I believe that we are going to a new level. We are creating an environment for miracles. The Body of Christ must not only take a turn toward healing, but press in for the release of miracles!
We have entered into a season where the gift of miracles will be activated in the Body in a new way. Ask the Lord, "What is a miracle?" We must see a faith activation! The Issachar anointing and miracles work together! Worship and praise lead us into miracles! The Mashach (anointing for miracles) is here today! The more Glory in a place, the more miracles can be conceived. This is why no miracles could be activated and seen in Nazareth! We want to break the Nazareth Syndrome and enter into miracles!

3. Overcoming Religious and Familiar Spirits!
This is a season to overcome religious and familiar spirits. What are religious spirits and how do they work? They are deceptive forces that have labored to stop the progress of the Church throughout the ages. Religion should not be a bad thing if we adhere to the literal meaning, which is to consider "divine" things. Religion has three meanings in the Word of God: outward religious service, the feeling of absolute dependence, and the observance of moral law as a divine institution.

James 1:26-27 defines religion from the Christian point of view: "If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."

Religion is linked with worship. Religion, when pure, is powerful. However, religion is also defined as an organized system of doctrine with an approved pattern of behavior. Behavior has to demonstrate a proper form of worship. This is where we move from pure and undefiled religion to ritual. Demons of doctrines take something that should be pure, and develop dark, spiritual forces, robbing individuals of their freedom to worship a Holy God, leaving them, instead, with only rules and regulations.

I have always been a creative thinker and an expressive worshipper. I have been known throughout the Body of Christ as a modern-day Prophet that expresses the heart and mind of God. I have always had to maneuver past spirits of religion that would resist the gift of God. Demons hate revelation from God. They resist those gifts in the Body that bring revelatory freedom to the members of the Body. Religion attempts to stone the revelation of apostles and prophets because this revealed Word establishes God's foundation in the Church for this age. First Corinthians 12:28 sets an order of governmental gifts in the Church for victory in the world. That order is "first apostles, second prophets." Religious spirits defy God's order.

Religious spirits can also just deny change! That can make individuals get so routinized, or in a "rut," that they do not want to shift into today's methods for victory. The carnal mind is in enmity with God. Therefore, religious spirits attempt to block strategic thinking for the future. Our mind and process of thought aid the Spirit of God to produce change in the earth.

The Lord's disciples had to have revelation of who He was, who they were, and who their enemy was. This is still relevant today. The Pharisees had a choice to either deny the divine nature of God or realign with the expression of His Son. They either had to keep rules in place that prevented any behavioral change in worship, or begin to worship in Spirit and Truth. Most failed in making the choice that could have changed their lives, their families, and their society. Therefore, in Matthew 16 we find Jesus taking the keys from the scribes and Pharisees of that day and giving them to the future leaders who would defy religion and lead the Church into its future.

4. Going Beyond the Footmen!
Anne Tate came to me this morning and shared the following: When dressing for work, I felt the Lord was asking me to wear my running horse necklace. Jeremiah 12:5 immediately came to mind: "If you have raced with men on foot and they have tired you out, then how can you compete with horses? And if [you take to flight] in a land of peace where you feel secure, then what will you do [when you tread the tangled maze of jungle haunted by lions] in the swelling and flooding of the Jordan?" (AMP)
The Lord is communicating to us that we are past the place and the time of our enemies being footmen. Our enemies are different in this new season and will require new things of us. In the last season we contended with enemies that were organized and ordered with a certain similarity. However, this season our enemies have the ability to give the illusion of flight and carry the reality of solid weight. Running horses look like they are flying. They occupy a place higher than men.
In this season we are not contending with forces that we can physically overpower. It is a physical impossibility for us, as men, to run with horses or compete with them in a race. Just so, it is not possible for us to pick our own path through tangled situations that threaten to overwhelm us circumstantially and devour us. In the season we have just entered, to overcome we will have to learn to gain authority over the wild things that infest our new territory by seeing from a new perspective over them and riding everything that can be captured and submitted for the purposes of God.

5. A New Big Wave Ahead! Can You Ride the Wave?
There is a new wave of God's Spirit coming. This wave is bigger than any that we have known. Carol Boren shared the following: I had a dream where Bill and I were in a boat and all of a sudden a huge wave, like a wall of water, rose up. The boat began 2 go straight up the wave. Bill was holding tightly 2 something so he would not fall out of the boat. He kept thinking that we would get 2 the top of this wave and then come slamming down. He looked at me and I was just calmly sitting in the seat of the boat taking it all in and enjoying the thrill and wonder of what was happening. Then suddenly we were back in calm water. He looked at me and I said, "You shouldn't have been so freaked out. I knew this was the Lord doing this!"

What God is saying: Many will be frightened by the swell of the Spirit of God that is coming. However, the Lord says, "Stay in the Boat and Ride the Next Wave of My Spirit!"

6. The Last Push into Victory!
There is breakthrough and then there is ultimate victory! Remember, David overcame the Philistines, but they regrouped and came against him again. The Lord said, "Here is a new strategy, 'Come from behind! But wait until you hear the sound in the tops of the mulberry trees!'" After many years of war with the Philistines, he finally took the Mother Bridle City in 2 Samuel 8. Don't stop until you overcome all!

Many of us have warred to enter, occupy and experience the fullness of our promise. We have warred against unrighteous structures that resist the righteousness of God and us, His people. The time has come to pursue and finish off our enemies so they can no longer raise their hand against us. This is what Gideon did in order to destroy the ravaging grip of the Midianites over them.

7. A New Power to Overcome! Stay Steadfast in Who You Are!
There is a new power being released. The Body is becoming less gullible and learning to discern in new ways! We have a power greater than the world structure that attempts to mold and conform us! Heidi DeHart shared the following dream: I worked in some kind of corporate job. I was working on a project 4 a specific company. I got a letter asking for private information about that company. When I looked closely at the letter, I realized it was a forgery, so I didn't send the information the forgers wanted.
That night, I was sleeping in my parent's house. It didn't look like their house, but it was. I was awakened by two men breaking into my room. One was armed with a sniper type rifle, the other wasn't armed. As soon as I saw them in my room, I began yelling loudly for my parents, telling them there were men in my room. They came in, but just stood there. I felt safer because I wasn't alone.
The unarmed man began 2 talk w/me. He was not threatening; just trying 2 convince me that I was too "conservative" 4 the job position I was doing. By conservative, he meant "Christian." He wanted me 2 move into a different position because I wouldn't compromise the privacy of the company I was working with.

I said 2 him, "But this is America! Our freedom of belief is protected here!" He chuckled, and said something like, "That's what you think, but that's not really true." Occasionally, the man with the rifle would shoot me with a green laser. It didn't hurt, but it made me feel numb all over, and I'd sort of fall asleep and wake back up again. I think it was supposed to make me easier to convince.

While he was talking, I realized that the night was full of activity. People's lawns were being peeled back, and huge shipping containers were being dumped into holes under the lawns, and then the grass put back so that everything looked the same in the morning. It was a huge government conspiracy-type event, where everything was happening while the people slept, and it all looked normal in the morning.

The unarmed man kept trying to convince me, but I refused to agree to his plan. I began to explain to him that he was going to have a hard time convincing people when the Kingdom of God was inside of them. It was not a mindset and an attempt to change our identity.

I said 2 him, "Look, you're going 2 have trouble changing people's minds, and here is why: God is in Heaven. People and satan are here on Earth. God sent Jesus down 2 Earth, and Jesus is called 'Emmanuel,' which means 'God with us.'"

Suddenly my left hand moved like a magnet and the palm connected to the side of his left hand. I heard a sound like a triangle being rung over and over again, and power came from inside of me, down my arm and hand, and into him. All I could say was, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!" and then I woke up.

Use these seven keys 2 unlock your future ahead!

Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion International Ministries


Monday, November 7, 2011

TGIF: Simply Obey

Today's Prayer
Dear God, Today I am burdened 4 my country and every nation. I pray 4 the installation of spiritual leaders 2 carry out Your will. I pray 4 the leaders in power now, that You would move in their hearts and minds 2 lead in the right direction 2 accomplish Your purpose. Please forgive us 4 our indifference and our sin. I pray that Christians will turn from their wicked ways and rededicate their lives 2 You and Your service; and that other people living in sin will turn from that sin in repentance and belief in You. Have mercy on us, Lord. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen.
Simply Obey
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

"But Naaman went away angry and said, 'I thought that he would surely come out 2 me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy'" (2 Kings 5:11-12).

Naaman was an army general who needed healing from Leprosy. A young servant girl of the king's house suggested that the prophet Elisha could heal him. He followed her advice and Elisha sent a message to him to do the following: "Go, wash yourself 7 times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed" (2 Kings 5:10). However, when the instruction came as to what he was to do, it seemed ridiculous to him.

Like many of us, Naaman expected God to perform his miracle through Elisha in a dramatic and "religious" way. Sometimes we fail to recognize that God can work through a simple act of obedience that seems unrelated to the problem. God told Joshua to walk around Jericho seven times 2 win the battle. He told a man 2 put mud on his eyes 2b healed. He told Peter 2 catch a fish 2 get a coin 2 pay his taxes.

There are other times God calls us to use the natural to receive a breakthrough. Sometimes we simply need 2 change our diet or go C a doctor 2 C a breakthrough in our health. Sometimes we need 2 change the way we are doing our work 2 [sleeping more] get a breakthrough in our careers.

Samuel the prophet told King Saul that obedience is better than sacrifice. Learning 2 listen 2 the Lord and following His instruction is the key 2 success in God. Sometimes God chooses the dramatic and sometimes He chooses the ordinary. In either case, both are miracles bcoz God is the God over all creation.

Ask Him what steps you are to take for your breakthrough.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I can't believe u think that

Today's Prayer Oh God, Time and grace heals our wounds, but time is not always a friend. What about my friends who have not heard Your words of life? What if they were 2 die today? I should know how short life can be. I've lost loved ones and friends who were young. Accidents and sudden illness can take away a life quickly. Cancer, diabetes, aneurysms, catastrophic events can change a person's health and life in a moment. Lord, why do I fear opening my mouth? Please help me 2b bold, 2 speak Your words of truth and life 2 those I love, my family and friends, b4 time runs out. Help me 2b a living testimony 4 You. Stir up the Holy Spirit within me and the gifts You have given me 2 minister 2 others, 2 reach a dying world, 2 share Your love and Your hope 4 the future. Thank You in the name of Jesus, my sweet Lord and Savior. Amen.

I can't believe u think that!
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

"Who is wise and understanding among u? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom" (James 3:13-14). 

"I can't believe u think that," I complained. "I was simply trying 2 explain that I don't have the same feelings about that issue as u do." The other person's response left little empathy 4 my position bcoz of the tone in which I had responded. We resigned ourselves 2 agree 2 disagree.
We all see things through our own set of glasses at times. Men view things differently than women. Bosses see things differently than employees. One ethnic group will see a situation totally different than another. Our life experiences, our past treatment of circumstances and our personalities all contribute 2 how we view situations in daily life.

Perception is often each person's reality whether that reality is true or not. Your perception of a situation is going 2 dictate your response more than the actual reality of it.

Whenever conflict arises from viewing things differently there is really only one way 2 resolve the difference. Usually the other person is offended by the tone of the other more than the position that is taken. If the other person is offended, we can only offer a few words: "I'm sorry. Will u forgive me 4 my tone?"

Humbling ourselves is the only way 2 resolve the relational breach. This does not mean u must agree w/the other person's position, it simply means u acknowledge their right 2 their position and u apologize 4 the manner in which u responded 2 their statements. This will usually allow most conflicts 2 avoid a breach in the relationship.

Is there someone u need 2 seek forgiveness from 4 taking an adversarial position?

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

TGIF: God Is Not About YOUR Success

Today's Prayer
Dear God, There are so many things I can do...or not do. I can sit and do nothing or I can attempt to do many things. Please show me, Lord, what will you have me to do? I am open to your leading and willing for You to work through me to accomplish Your will. Whether my purpose is to accomplish something small or great, I know that it is important to the work of your kingdom and your plan for my life. Guide and direct me, please. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

God Is Not About YOUR Success
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman

"I tell u the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls 2 the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life" (John 12:24-26).

God is all about your death so that HIS success can be realized through you! This is why the Church is having such little impact - there are too many believers who have not yet died to their old nature so that Christ can live fully through them. When believers come to the end of themselves they will lose their lives to Him and live through the power of the Holy Spirit and begin to see the reality of a living gospel that impacts lives, workplaces, cities and nations.

"Much of modern Christian enterprise is 'Ishmael.' Born not of God, but of an inordinate desire to do God's will in our own way - the one thing our Lord never did," said Oswald Chambers. The psalmist describes what it means to live in our own strength:

"Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat - for he grants sleep to those he loves" (Ps 127:1-2).

How does one die so that Christ can be our all and all? It usually takes a crisis of significant proportions for most people to relinquish the control of their lives. It means we come to the end of ourselves and our striving to control the events in our lives and we finally come to the place where we can say, "Lord, I surrender. Please take full control of my life."

Have u come 2 this place w/God in your life? Let go and let God make u a success His way.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.