Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Year of God's Favor

Mahesh and Bonnie ChavdaThe Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Isaiah 61:1-2a ESV

One of the words the Holy Spirit is emphasizing for us in this year is Isaiah 61 – this is the year of the Lord's favor! So what exactly does that mean for you? How can you step into this reality and experience God's favor in your life, your job, your relationships, your nation?

In both Isaiah 61, and later in Luke 4 when Jesus fulfills Isaiah's words, favor is initiated with proclamation! Favor is not passive. Favor is the anointing of the Holy Spirit to proclaim and release healing, deliverance, blessing and prosperity. The Message Bible translates it this way, "This is God's year to act!" (Luke 4:19).

In the year of God's favor, impossible situations turn around. In the year of God's favor, chains that once held you back are loosed. In the year of God's favor, the atmosphere is pregnant with miracles, signs, and wonders. In the year of favor, waste places are restored, missed opportunities redeemed, dreams reawakened. So in the year of the Lord's favor, don't be afraid to take up difficult challenges. God wants to open the doors of favor to you. How do you enter? Let's begin by looking at favor, so we can define this year by what God is saying, and begin to prophetically proclaim it.

Be Specific!
Every time favor is mentioned in Scripture, it is accompanied by a specific picture of what favor looks like. Isaiah 61 tells us what to expect in the year of God's favor: an increase in His presence and anointing; healing, deliverance, salvation, restoration, promotion, increase, joy! Israel experienced God's favor, and her enemies showered her with silver and gold. Joseph walked in favor, and he was promoted from the lowest dungeon to the palace. Esther experienced favor, and the unchangeable laws of the Medes and the Persians were reversed to bring deliverance to her entire nation.

We will share more examples of favor in this and future articles. Take these and begin to proclaim them. God sees your circumstances by what He can do, not what you can't do. Begin to pick up the vibration of God's possibility in your impossibility. God wants you to step into the reality of this word for your life today.

Proclaim a thing, and it shall be established. Job 22:28

Kingdom First
Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
What do you desire? Choose godly desires, and God will bring them to pass.
It is important that our first priority is the Kingdom of God. Seek first the Kingdom, and all these things shall be added to you. So, as we seek to walk in favor, and all the blessings that accompany it, let us make the things of God first in our life. Delight in His presence, His Word, prayer, tithes, offerings, communion, fellowship in your local church, worship, and the peace of Jerusalem. Love and obey His Word. Bless His house, Israel, and the poor. Be humble. Steward and celebrate the testimonies of what God has done in your life. Rehearse His miracles. Pray in the Spirit and cultivate your relationship with the Holy Spirit. These are some of the things God highlights as His priorities. His Kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy. So if you seek His Kingdom first, you are going to experience more and more the Shalom of God, which is wholeness, prosperity, and peace in every area of your life.

Don't Quit
But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison...The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the LORD was with him. And whatever he did, the Lord made it succeed. Genesis 39:21, 23

Joseph is a wonderful hero for us as we enter this year of favor. He had a God-given dream as a young man that grew more remote with every passing year. He was persecuted, thrown in a pit, sold into slavery, imprisoned. But wherever he went, God's favor rested on him. In every situation, God's favor went before him, promoting him, increasing him, and equipping him for his destiny. So don't quit. Don't let the events of the past discourage you from pursuing the dreams, visions, and goals God has put in your heart. Keep your dreams bigger than your failures. Whatever has happened in the past, you can tell the devil, "It's a new day!"
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

God has wonderful plans for you. So don't put self-inflicted stress on your life. Be faithful. Keep seeking God's presence and following His cloud. But relax! God's got your plans under control. He wants to prosper you and give you a hope and a future. Your job is to stay close to the Shepherd, listen to His voice, and then rest in the assurance of His grace and mercy working on your behalf. It is His delight to see you fulfill the awesome plans He has for you. He is a promise-keeper.
Yes, you will still experience challenges. Scripture says that the very plan God had for Joseph "tested him until it came to pass" (Psalm 105:19). God's plans are not to harm you. So don't be afraid of the challenges, or define your future by your past. When your life seems to be in the pit, God is working behind the scenes to bring you out on the other side in victory.

Give Thanks
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving (Psalm 50:14).

Thanksgiving is not a day on the calendar. It is a daily habit that we must steward every day of the year. It is one of the most powerful weapons in our arsenal, and is vital to experiencing the favor of God in your life.

Thanksgiving is not a feeling, but starts as an act of your will. Leviticus 22:29 says, "And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, offer it of your own free will." It is a choice we make every day. It's like walking into a dark room in the middle of the night. It's dark. You can't see anything. You may even stumble around as you run into furniture or misplaced objects. You can either grumble and complain about the darkness, or simply turn on a switch. The moment you turn on the switch, you see the light. Our switch is thanksgiving. It releases the anointing. And the anointing "breaks the yoke" (Isaiah 10:27). So don't give into the darkness, discouragement, or fear. Turn on the switch with thanksgiving and see God's anointing come to break every yoke and hindrance. Your praise is the key to getting in tune with the year of God's favor.

Get in Tune
Set the atmosphere for favor. The Word of God is living, active and full of power. Meditate on the corporate picture the Lord is giving us in His Word for 2012. The following are some Scriptures the Lord has quickened to us for this year of favor. Put them on your refrigerator, bathroom mirror, or your desk. Let the Holy Spirit paint a picture for you, and then begin to step into it. As you get in tune, then begin to prophesy it over your life, your children, your church, and your nation.

God wants to pour out His favor on you individually, on us corporately, and on our nation. This is a crucial time in history. We need God's favor as never before. We invite you to join us as we prophetically proclaim the Year of God's favor and open the year with a time of corporate prayer and fasting. We want to set up a scenario by which God can pour out His Spirit in a mighty visitation.
Proclaim Favor for 2012

• Blessing
Psalm 5:12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

• Restoration
Psalm 105:37 He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

• Honor (even from enemies)
Exodus 11:3 And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants and in the sight of the people.

• Increased Assets
Deuteronomy 33:23 O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of the Lord, possess the west and the south.

• Supernatural Victory
Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Psalm 44:1-3 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, the deeds You did in their days, in days of old: You drove out the nations with Your hand, but them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them.

• Promotion
Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

1 Samuel 16:22 Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight."

• Requests Granted (even by the ungodly)
Esther 5:8 If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, then let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said."
• Changed Laws (even those that are permanent)
Esther 8:5 If it pleases the king, and if I have found favor in his sight and the thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to annihilate the Jews who are in all the king's provinces.

• Establishment
Psalm 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

• Help
2 Corinthians 6:2 "In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

• Salvation
Psalm 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, hear me in the truth of Your salvation.

• Anointing, Liberty, Healing, Comfort, Praise...GLORY...
Isaiah 61:1-6 AMP The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, to grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion – to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit – that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. Aliens shall stand [ready] and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; people will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You shall eat the wealth of the nations, and the glory [once that of your captors] shall be yours.

Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda
Chavda Ministries International


Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda: With over three miracle-packed decades of experience, Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda lead Chavda Ministries International, a worldwide apostolic ministry. The vision of CMI is to proclaim Christ's Kingdom with power, equip Believers for ministry and usher in revival, preparing for the return of the Lord. For over thirty-five years, the Chavdas have been reaching the nations with the Gospel accompanied by signs and wonders. Hundreds of thousands have come to salvation and thousands have received healing from critical diseases like AIDS and cancer through their ministry. Together, the Chavdas pastor All Nations Church in two locations, ANC in Charlotte, North Carolina and the sister church ANC in Atlanta, Georgia. They also spearhead a global prayer movement, The Watch of the Lord®, where they have been leading their congregation in weekly corporate prayer for more than a decade.

Friday, February 24, 2012

God Has Seen Your Future And It Is Good

Isaiah 54:2  - “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.

At the end of 2004, during one of our services, the Lord told our church this: “I your God have gone ahead of u and I have already been 2 your future. I have seen it. And I declare that it is good.”

Although this word was given through me 2 our church, I believe that it is not only for our church, but also for every member of the body of Christ.

I tell u, when God declares your future good, it will be good! It will be filled with many wonderfully good days!

So what do u do when the Lord tells u that u are going 2 have a good future loaded with His blessings? You prepare for it! In other words, before the blessings come, b4 the increase comes, He wants u 2 enlarge the place of your tent and stretch forth the curtains of your dwellings.

For example, if u are believing God for a child, start reading books on babies and preparing the baby’s room. In fact, prepare 2 have more than one child. Start looking for a bigger place for your family for God says, “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.” Get ready for expansion!

My friend, God wants u 2 get ready, and expect such favor and increase in the days ahead that “u shall expand 2 the right and 2 the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited”. (Isaiah 54:3)

Because God has declared your future good, know that u stand on favor ground today. Expect good things 2 happen 2 u. Expect 2 see the favor of God on u and your family. Expect the blessings and increase of the Lord. Expect many good days 2 show up in your life!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Even Sodom

Francis FrangipaneIt is not God who hinders the healing of our land. Rather it is our apathy, our own unbelief, that keeps us from grasping the potential offered in the Gospel of Christ! Do not marvel when I say entire cities can be saved. The Scripture tells us that nations will come to our light and kings to the brightness of our rising! (See Isaiah 60:1-3.)

All We Lack is Christlikeness!
"He then began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent" (Matthew 11:20). Jesus has a word to say, not only to us as individuals, but to entire cities as well. In anger He rebuked Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum (Matthew 11:21); with tears, He cried out to Jerusalem (Luke 13:34). If He expected cities to repent in the first century, He expects cities today to repent as well.

It was in this very context of reproving cities, however, that Jesus made a statement which unveiled the scope of God's redemptive power. Listen to His rebuke, but also to its hidden promise. He said, "For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes" (Matthew 11:21).

Tyre and Sidon were Gentile cities known for their debauchery and sin. Yet, Jesus said that His life, revealed in power, can bring even the vilest of cities, places which ought to be destroyed, to "sackcloth and ashes." The strategy, therefore, to win our cities is for the Church to reveal Christ's life in power. Yes, the revelation of Christ in us as individuals, and the power of Christ displayed corporately through us, can turn our worst cities back toward God!

Today, many cities are ripe for revival. What hinders the turning of the people's hearts? Part of the answer lies with the Church, with our sins of self-righteousness, indifference and unbelief. The Lord said if His people would humble themselves and pray, seek His face and turn from evil, He would then heal their land (see 2 Chronicles 7:14). The future does not belong to the world; it belongs to the transformed Church. Indeed, let us never forget: God "desires all men to be saved" (1 Timothy 2:4). With this in mind, Paul taught that entreaties and prayers should be made on behalf of all men, "for kings and all who are in authority" (1 Timothy 2:1-4). The sacrifice of Christ provides for the salvation of all men. Heaven waits only for the Church to act.

One may say, "But, that was then. Our cities are worse. They are beyond redemption." Not so. Jesus continued His rebuke of cities, saying, "If the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day" (Matthew 11:23). Amazingly, when Christ is manifested in power, Jesus said even Sodom could find repentance!

I have heard many ministers compare Los Angeles or New York to Sodom. These cities have seen Hell, now let the Church show them Heaven. They need 2 see Jesus revealed in His Church. The promise of Christ is that even Sodom could repent in the atmosphere and revelation of Christ's power. If there is hope for Sodom, there is hope for your city as well!

The Obstruction to Revival: Complacency
When we picture cities, we tend 2 see skylines and factories, streets and schools. Jesus, however, sees people. He beholds husbands arguing with wives while their children tremble in fear. He sees drugs being sold on playgrounds and teenagers having abortions. He suffers at the bedside of the infirm. The heart of Christ grieves with the loneliness of the elderly and identifies with the struggles of the handicapped.

Jesus does not have a problem with the hot or cold dimensions of life. It is the lukewarm that He will spew from His mouth (Revelation 3:15-16). What stopped the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum – communities that already had the blessing of Christ's healing – from embracing ongoing renewal? They assumed Christ's love was given only to enrich them. All they saw were the rewards of Christ without understanding His requirements.

The Church today is frighteningly similar in attitude to these ancient cities. The majority of the first century saints gave their lives to Christ with the full knowledge they would face persecution, suffering and, possibly, death for their faith. Such was the character and vision of the Church in the first century.

The main emphasis of much of our Christianity, however, is to help Believers become "normal." So much of our contemporary teaching keeps alive the very nature Jesus calls us to crucify! We need to reevaluate our preaching. Are we preaching the Cross and the call to follow Jesus? What are we training our people to become?

Please hear me, the Father's goal is not merely to bless us, but to transform us into the image of His Son! He desires to use us 2 turn our cities back to Him. But God has made no provision for the healing of our land apart from us becoming Christlike! Once we realize this vital truth, we shall return 2 the source of New Testament Christianity, and our cities will have hope for redemption. When the Church demonstrates the love and power of Christ, repentance and revival can occur even in a place like Sodom.

Lord, forgive us for our unbelief and apathy. You have promised that even Sodom would come 2 You at the revelation of Your character and power. Transform us, Lord Jesus, for the sake of your glory and the renewal of our cities.

Francis Frangipane
Ministries of Francis Frangipane


Friday, February 17, 2012

Life Above The Sun

Life Above The Sun
John 10:10
… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

When u are not enjoying abundant life, u will feel as if life is full of toil. In your heart, life is meaningless and empty. You feel like someone “grasping for the wind”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11)

It seems as if nothing you do adds up to much. The Bible calls this life “under the sun”. (Ecclesiastes 2:11) Someone who lives life under the sun may or may not know God, but God is either forgotten or not the center of things in his life. His thoughts are earthly and he does things to gratify his flesh. In the end, he finds life depressing and unfulfilled. Life under the sun is full of despair.

But this is not so with someone who lives life above the sun with God. For life with Him is filled with joy and pleasures at His right hand. (Psalm 16:11) Life is abundantly full and good just as Jesus promised — “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”.

When u live life above the sun, your thoughts are heavenward and u become Christ-occupied. You live for Him because u know that all things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16) When u live for His glory, your life takes on a new meaning and purpose.

God’s Word says, “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17) The Greek word for “consist” means “held together”. In Christ, all things are held together. And that is why when Christ is the central figure in your life, u will have it all together. Your mind will be held together. Your hopes and dreams will be held together. Your family will be held together by the cords of His love.

Your life will not be empty, but full of God’s goodness because “Christ in you, [is] the hope of glory”. (Colossians 1:27) It is a wonderful life — this life lived above the sun. And u will have an even more wonderful life 2 come in heaven!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

12 Scriptures for 2012 and Beyond

James W. GollI believe it is the year of the Word of the God and God of the Word! It is a time when the office of the teacher (Ephesians 4:11) or the teaching gift of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:7) will be re-emphasized in the Body of Christ. It is a time when a convergence of the School of the Word and the School of the Spirit takes place. That is why I released a Bible reading program at the first of the year. It's never too late 2 participate!

With this conviction in mind, I went to prayer and asked the Lord for Scriptures for 2012. To my delight, I felt the Holy Spirit highlight the following 12 Scriptures for 2012 and beyond, all with the address of 20:12, 10:12, 12:12 or 12:20. I hope you enjoy this innovative way of gleaning from the Word of God.

1. Exodus 20:12"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you." We must cultivate a culture of HONOR! Everyone wins and the supernatural flows freely in such an atmosphere!

2. Proverbs 20:12"The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made both of them." Communion with God, including a greater diversity in the prophetic, will be welcomed as there is an increase in both the seer and hearer anointings.

3. Ezekiel 20:12"Also I gave them my Sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them." The Holy Spirit is emphasizing REST! It will be a tool of healing for many. Some will be called into a time of "sabbatical rest," extended vacations and celebrating the Sabbath.

4. Job 12:12"Wisdom is with aged men, with long life is understanding." The Spirit of Wisdom (Isaiah 11:1-3) and the gift of the Word of Wisdom () will be emphasized as part of the solution for the times we are moving into.I Corinthians 12:8

5. Zechariah 12:10"I will pour out on the House of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn." There will be more global prayer that will arise for the nation of Israel in 2012 than any previous year in Church history. This is all in preparation for regional conflicts in the Middle East that could come forth in 2013 and beyond.

6. Matthew 12:20"A battered reed He will not break off, and a smoldering wick He will not put out, until He leads justice to victory." Discouraged people will find fresh hope, and the justice movement will come into greater maturity and impact.

7. Luke 12:12 "For the Holy Spirit will teach u in that very hour what u ought 2 say." Spontaneous leadings of the Holy Spirit will be released to many. Dependency on the "now voice" is a necessity. The Holy Spirit will manifest Himself as our Teacher.

8. John 20:12"...and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying." There is an increase of angelic activity in the seer realm of discerning of spirits. People who have never seen angels will have angelic encounters.

9. Acts 20:12 "...they took away the boy alive, and were greatly comforted." The revival of the resurrection of the dead will spring forth. It will not be limited to "third world countries" but will escalate globally.

10. Romans 12:12 "...rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer." The message of the hour is HOPE! The call is 2 "Never give up!" There will be a return in the local Church to the call to intercession.

11. I Corinthians 12:12"For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ." This is the chapter for the year! It is time for Body ministry once again. As the five-fold ministry gifts are restored, the "saint's movement" will now pick up steam. Time for every member 2 function in the gifts of the Holy Spirit!

12. 2 Corinthians 12:12"The signs of a true apostle were performed among u with all perseverance, by signs and wonders and miracles." I am excited about this verse! It is the culminating verse the Lord has directed me toward. True apostles performing signs and wonders, walking in character are now on the scene.

Praise the Lord for the Year of the Word and the God of the Word merging. Let the fullness of the convergence of the ages – along with the graces of the past – be brought forward into our now for such a time as this. I trust these 12 Scriptures for 2012 and beyond will be a blessing 2 u!
With great expectations!
James W. Goll
Encounters Network • PrayerStorm • Compassion Acts


I Move in a Multitude of Ways

Eileen Fisher
 I hear the Lord say, "Hear the mixture of the sounds. Did u not hear the thunder? Did u not hear the horses? Did u not hear them pounding the earth as they are preparing to move about? Did u not hear the rain of refreshment that is about 2 fall upon the Earth? Did you not hear this tingle of hope, hope that causes people 2 look up 2 know redemption is drawing near? Did u not come to an understanding that I move in a multitude of ways? 

Sometimes I come in the thunder, sometimes I come in the whisper, sometimes I come in the stillness, and sometimes I come as a King of Glory on a mighty white steed preparing His people, preparing His people to go forth with the Gospel of power.

"I Am Preparing Runners"
"I am looking for a people who will submit, who will surrender, who will abandon themselves 2 Me, who will take back their will from one another and place their will and allegiance 2 Me and 2 Me alone. My will is about to be revealed. In this will, you will come 2 understand why I have had u lay aside, and why I have had u called out. I have called u aside so u could recognize My whispers. I have called u out from other things that would pull on u, 2b cut away from u, for your good.

"I am preparing runners: runners with My word, runners with My power, runners who are able 2 leap over mountains with Me with hinds' feet. I am causing My own to come apart, 2 come into the bridal chamber where I can whisper to them My will, and they can come forth with authority, knowing who has sent them. For the time you are entering into, the bridal chamber is thrown open. But it will be different, for there will be a party in this bridal chamber. It will be the wedding party that I am preparing for My own. Others will come, and those who are not dressed properly but with their own good works or with all that man has placed upon them, I will take it off of them. I will place My robes of grace, My robes of righteousness, and robes of My power with My works, with My name, for My sake.

"Come now and realize there is going to be a mighty, gigantic move that will come across your land. It will be known not only as a Jesus movement or a King of kings movement – for I alone have stripped away religion, and have stripped away any alliance with the world – it will cause everything that makes you stumble to be stripped away. There will come fire on the feet of My own to spread the Gospel of love, the good news of forgiveness, the good news of healing, the good news that God is for you and not against u. I am going to bring forth a grace message. But it will be a message balanced with grace and righteousness in purity and holiness, and in power, for they cannot go independent, but they must flow in the same river of love, protection, and authority," says the Lord your God.

"Learn to Accept My Glory"
The following corporate prophetic word was given by Eileen Fisher on January 10, 2012 during her weekly Prophetic School of the Holy Spirit meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado:
The Lord said, "Take off restrictions. Take off the restrictions man has placed upon you. Take off constrictions, that the world has you tied in knots, not allowing u 2 run free. Throw off heaviness. Throw off sin. Throw off depression and discouragement. Stand on My Word. Dwell in My Word. Let My Word dwell in you. You are going to see My hand. When it comes down, you will know it is My hand. Even now My hand is moving. 

"Can u not hear the spirit of mockery rising up in the world? Do you not understand that I was mocked upon the Cross, and My own, too, will be mocked? Know in the mocking, there is also a marking of My glory. Learn 2 accept My glory. I have marked you with the Blood of My Son. I have paid costly for you. I have paid a great price for u. Live abundantly. Live in the Blood of My Son. Have I not said, 'There is life in My Blood?'

"Take life. Let death be defeated. Let depression be defeated. Let hope rise up where despair has become a place 2 lay. Take authority. Stand in the goodness of your God. Stand in My favor. Stand in My understanding. Ask for the mind of Christ to be placed in u, so u will be able 2 comprehend and to think the thoughts of Christ. Pull down vain imaginations. Wherever the enemy comes and takes up residency, u have allowed him 2 take what My Kingdom has come to claim. Declare 'off limits to the demonic.' Let My glory reign," says the Lord your God.

Eileen Fisher
Eileen Fisher Ministries


Friday, February 10, 2012

Rejoice, O Barren

Rejoice, O Barren! 
Galatians 4:27
… “Rejoice, O barren, you who do not bear! Break forth and shout, you who are not in labor…

Barrenness. What a painful and frustrating condition. Yet, in Isaiah 54, God’s Word to those who are experiencing barrenness is to rejoice — “Sing O barren”!

Why? Because in the previous chapter, it tells us that the chastisement for our peace fell upon Jesus. (Isaiah 53:5) The word “peace” here in Hebrew means completeness, soundness, health and prosperity. In other words, all these benefits are yours today because Jesus has already been punished at the cross for your peace. That is why you can start rejoicing.

So God wants you right now, in whatever area you are barren, to start rejoicing as if the fruit or yield you want to see has already come. He wants you to start thinking, speaking and acting as if the barrenness is no more.

If you are financially barren, start planning for what you would do when your finances increase. I am not saying that you go out and spend recklessly, but start making plans for wealth and increase. The time to do this is when you are still in what your natural eyes see as a barren stage.

You may say, “Pastor Prince, you don’t understand, the banks are chasing me!”

God says, “Rejoice because you are prosperous in Christ.” In Christ, you are already blessed with every spiritual blessing, including prosperity. (Ephesians 1:3) “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)

If you are sick, start planning to do what you have not been able to do. Don’t rejoice only when the healing manifests and the pain is no more. Rejoice now in your healing because Jesus has already borne your diseases and carried your pains, and by His stripes you have already been healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5)

Whatever barren situation you are in, rejoice and tell God, “Father, because of the sacrifice of Your Son, I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. You have already given me everything. So I am going to act like it is so and rejoice!”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This year will be one of restoration and reformation. New revelation and strategies are now available to discover how 2 do things outside the box. Please don't think of this as a "blanket blessing" in which everyone will receive automatically. You will need to press in and ask God for specific steps, and continue 2 clear any accusations you are holding against other people. Our own judgments against others will block the blessings from God.

Restoration: God is Revealing the Plans of the Enemy
The winds of change are blowing away the clouds and smoke that the enemy has placed in front of our eyes. This year we will see how satan has been lying, cheating, and stealing. This will become more evident as dishonest practices that have robbed people will continue to be revealed in business and government.

The Cries of Justice Have Been Heard
A backlog of promotions, repayment, and blessings are now being released from Heaven. In some cases it will start slow and increase steadily. In others, it will be like a deluge of blessings. Continue to ask God to repay you for any losses you have experienced.

Medical and Business Breakthroughs
We are going to see new medical breakthroughs this year. With the onslaught of diseases and viruses, God is offsetting this by initiating radical medical discoveries and cures.
There will be new inventions and business strategies released from Heaven. Some people will be shown how to make a million dollars overnight. Business partnerships will be formed to release finances for Kingdom projects.

God is Giving Key People Keys to Each City
I heard God say that He is giving key people unique understanding on how to reach a city or a region. Each city needs to receive a specific strategy to turn the city around economically and spiritually.

Vault of Heaven Unlocked
In December I had a spiritual experience in which I heard a "tumbler lock" of a big bank-type of vault click into place. I heard God say that the vault door of Heaven is now unlocked and finances for Kingdom projects are now available, including finances for new media and creative business projects.

Reformation: Dying will Bring New Life
Letting old ways go and dying to broken dreams will be a key to succeeding this year. Death always brings new life in the spiritual sense of things. It is a time to embrace our losses and look to God for new plans.

Awakening Begins
God has heard the cries of people who are longing for a new outpouring of His love and power. It is a year of preparation for greater things to happen in 2013–14. It is a year of preparation and realignment from the old to the new.

The Wait Has Been Worth It
We have been in a time in which there has been an abundance of prophetic words and revelation but the fulfillment of them has been quite scarce. The result of not seeing prophecy fulfilled has brought prophetic disappointments. This time has come to an end, as God will begin to answer prayer and fulfill prophetic words much more quickly.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,[but] a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
This is a year of longings fulfilled: new marriages, babies, healings, emotional and financial turnarounds.

We Must Operate in High Levels of God's Love and Grace
A new understanding of God's love and grace is being released. It's a time to love people who are different than we are. Jesus said to bless those who curse u and love your enemies. God is rich with love. This is a year to grasp the depth of God's love and grace for ourselves and for the people around us (Ephesians 3:16–19).

New Operating System
On December 31st I had a dream that Microsoft had released a totally new and updated version of their network operating system. In the dream u had 2 pay $5,000 and get a special certification 2 use it. The software was being offered for sale at churches. When I went 2 buy it, all I could find were imitations re-packaging the old operating system called "Windows 98 Enhanced."

God is releasing a new way 2 operate and it will have a higher cost and lots of grace. Five is the number of grace and 5,000 means grace at a high level. We will need 2b retrained 2 move in the greater things of God this year. Beware of people trying 2 dress up the old way and say that it is new.

A Move of God is Coming 2 San Francisco that will Impact the World
I have had numerous dreams, visions, spiritual experiences and angelic visitations about a wave of the Spirit hitting San Francisco. Because there have been people praying and crying out 2 Him, just as God said that He would spare a city if He found one righteous person, He has found many who have literally been crying over San Francisco. Watch the Bay Area begin 2 be much more open 2 God this year.

Healing Hot Buttons
New insight will come from God on how to deal with some major political and social "hot buttons" that have separated people in the past. God is releasing the Spirit of Reconciliation that will bring healing of differences between people groups and nations. It will be important to engage issues from a "Kingdom mindset" and not simply a political one.

Let Disasters Pass Over You
This will be a fun yet challenging year in many ways. It will be important to keep our eyes focused on God's purposes for our lives. Pray that u hear the voice of God and know the steps 2 take 2b blessed through any downturn. Do your best 2 not focus on negative reports as God is going 2 allow disasters 2 pass over people who are looking 2 Him for solutions.
It is an amazing time 2b alive.

Doug Addison
InLight Connection