Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blessed In More Ways Than One


Romans 5:1 - Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

We are not trying 2 get peace with God. We already have peace with God, having been justified by faith through our Lord Jesus Christ. This peace 'with' God brings us the peace 'of' God, which 'guards' our hearts and minds. (Philippians 4:7) Then, the peace of God 'inside us' will also translate into the peace of God 'outside us' — in all our outward circumstances.

Firstly, we will find that what would normally cause us much care and anxiety will no longer be the case. Secondly, not only will everything turn out well, but we will also be blessed in more ways than one. This is what happens when Jesus, the Prince of Peace, is our peace.

A church member, though stricken with cancer, enjoyed the peace of God, knowing that He was her healer. She later received confirmation from two different doctors that she had been completely healed of cancer. In addition 2 receiving her blessing of complete healing, she also received from her insurance company a critical illness claim of $50,000!

Another church member, upon hearing news of her retrenchment, committed the matter 2 God, believing that He would work all things out for her, especially her loss of a regular income. Shortly after, she received her retrenchment package — a substantial five-figure sum. And within days of her retrenchment, she received calls from her contacts in the industry, offering her jobs, two of which were jobs in well-known multinational corporations (MNCs).

At that time, she had not yet started looking for a job, so the calls were unexpected but welcomed. She finally opted 2 work for one of the MNCs — a dream come true for her — at a salary that was 30 percent more than her previous one! When she simply prayed, “Abba Father, I trust You 2 look after me,” and rested in His love and peace, she was abundantly blessed.

Beloved, bcoz Jesus is your peace, u are blessed in more ways than one.
Your soul will prosper.
Your health will prosper.
Your finances will prosper.
Your loved ones will be taken care of.
Your relationships will flourish.

You will enjoy the favor of God. All bcoz u have the Prince of Peace!

Question: What does the Bible say about hosts / Hauntings

Is there such a thing as ghosts? The answer to this question depends on what precisely is meant by the term “ghosts.” If the term means “spirit beings,” the answer is a qualified “yes.” If the term means “spirits of people who have died,” the answer is “no.” The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil. But the Bible negates the idea that the spirits of deceased human beings can remain on earth and “haunt” the living.

Hebrews 9:27 declares, “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” That is what happens to a person’s soul-spirit after death—judgment. The result of this judgment is heaven for the believer (2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:23) and hell for the unbeliever (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:22-24). There is no in-between. There is no possibility of remaining on earth in spirit form as a “ghost.” If there are such things as ghosts, according to the Bible, they absolutely cannot be the disembodied spirits of deceased human beings.

The Bible teaches very clearly that there are indeed spirit beings who can connect with and appear in our physical world. The Bible identifies these beings as angels and demons. Angels are spirit beings who are faithful in serving God. Angels are righteous, good, and holy. Demons are fallen angels, angels who rebelled against God. Demons are evil, deceptive, and destructive. According to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, demons masquerade as “angels of light” and as “servants of righteousness.” Appearing as a “ghost” and impersonating a deceased human being definitely seem to be within the power and abilities that demons possess.

The closest biblical example of a “haunting” is found in Mark 5:1-20. A legion of demons possessed a man and used the man to haunt a graveyard. There were no ghosts involved. It was a case of a normal person being controlled by demons to terrorize the people of that area. Demons only seek to “kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10). They will do anything within their power to deceive people, to lead people away from God. This is very likely the explanation of “ghostly” activity today. Whether it is called a ghost, a ghoul, or a poltergeist, if there is genuine evil spiritual activity occurring, it is the work of demons.

What about instances in which “ghosts” act in “positive” ways? What about psychics who claim to summon the deceased and gain true and useful information from them? Again, it is crucial to remember that the goal of demons is to deceive. If the result is that people trust in a psychic instead of God, a demon will be more than willing to reveal true information. Even good and true information, if from a source with evil motives, can be used to mislead, corrupt, and destroy.

Interest in the paranormal is becoming increasingly common. There are individuals and businesses that claim to be “ghost-hunters,” who for a price will rid your home of ghosts. Psychics, séances, tarot cards, and mediums are increasingly considered normal. Human beings are innately aware of the spiritual world. Sadly, instead of seeking the truth about the spirit world by communing with God and studying His Word, many people allow themselves to be led astray by the spirit world. The demons surely laugh at the spiritual mass-deception that exists in the world today.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Life Of Jesus Is In U

John 10:10  -  … I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Though Jesus is completely God, He was born completely human. He went through temptation after temptation and conquered every one of them. (Hebrews 4:15) And all that overcoming power is found in His life. And He put that life in u — the life of Christ is in u!

During Jesus’ ministry on earth, He conquered sickness, the winds and waves, the powers of darkness and death. It is His life that brings victory over the devil and all his works. And He put that life in u — the life of Christ is in u!

Finally, Jesus went 2 the cross. And that life in Him put an end 2 everything that was natural of the Adamic race — sickness, poverty, failures, pains, curses and death. All that was natural ceased 2b in that life of His. But all that was supernatural remained in Him. And He put that life in u — the life of Christ is in u!

Then, Jesus rose from the dead. And in that life of His was added the power of resurrection. And He put that life in u — the life of Christ is in u!

After His resurrection, Jesus went back 2 heaven 2 His Father. Today, He is seated at the right hand of God, resting in His finished work, occupying a place of the highest authority. And He put that life in u — the life of Christ is in u!  And bcoz Jesus went back 2 the Father, the Holy Spirit came 2 indwell u (John 16:7), so that u will live life with His anointing in u and walk in His overcoming power.

All that Jesus is, God meant for u 2b. All that He has, God meant for u 2 have. All the exciting things that u read in the Bible about Jesus, all the treasures of Him hidden in the Old Testament and the unsearchable riches in Him that u find in the New Testament, all of that life of His, is not out there somewhere. God has deposited all of it 'in' u, so that u can live the abundant life that Jesus came 2 give u!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Forgive And Let God Do The Rest

Ephesians 4:32  -  And be kind 2 one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave u.

People like 2 say, “I can forgive, but I cannot forget.” Have u heard that b4? Now, in the first place, nowhere in the Bible does God tell u 2 forgive and then 2 forget. It is not in the Bible! The devil is adding something here 2 make the whole thing burdensome.

God only tells us 2 forgive bcoz God in Christ has forgiven us a debt we cannot pay. When we do this, we do ourselves a favor bcoz harboring bitterness &; unforgiveness can sometimes [[[ destroy our health ]]]!

So just forgive and let God take care of the rest. When u really forgive, sometimes, He makes u forget. But sometimes, u still remember the incident bcoz it was a major thing in your life. Yet, when u look back at it, the pain is no more there. The sting is gone and u are not bitter.

Joseph had forgiven his brothers b4 they came and bowed b4 him. He remembered what they did 2 him, but he did not remember it with bitterness. (Genesis 50:15–21) So u may remember the incident, but the bitterness is gone bcoz u

have put the cross in the picture - “God in Christ forgave me. Daddy, I forgive u. Mama, I forgive u. My cousin, I forgive u.”

When u forgive, forgive by faith, not by your feelings. We walk by faith, not feelings. (2 Corinthians 5:7) Some people are waiting 4 feelings — “I am waiting, Father, 4 the right emotion 2 come on me 2 forgive that person.” That “right emotion” may never come!No, forgive by faith, and do it once and 4 all. Spend time in prayer. Take out your diary and write it down: “Father, I bring this person b4 u. You know what he did 2 me. Father, as You forgave me through Jesus’ cross, even though I did not deserve it, by faith, I now forgive this person and I let my anger against him go in Jesus’ name. Amen!”

Once u forgive by faith, u will see the sting of bitterness removed from your heart. You will experience the peace and joy of God filling your mind, and see a greater measure of wholeness in your body!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Convince Yourself, Not God

Mark 5:28  -  For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”

With a crowd thronging Him, Jesus was touched by a lot of people that day (Mark 5:31), but only the touch of one woman drew a response from Him. And her touch sparked off instant healing in her body, releasing her from a sickness that had plagued her for 12 years.

Do u want 2 know how 2 touch God and receive the miracle u need?

When the woman heard that Jesus was coming by her village, she said 2 herself, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” On her way 2 see Jesus, she probably told herself many times, “If I touch His clothes, I will be healed. I will be made whole.” We don’t know how long she had been saying that 2 herself, but she was convinced that Jesus would heal her.

If u are sick, convince yourself that Jesus is your healer and that by His stripes u are healed. You don’t need 2 convince God. He is not the one who needs 2b persuaded bcoz His blessing is already on u!  It is u who needs 2b persuaded that God has already given u your miracle. That is the reason u confess His Word — 2 convince yourself, not God, 2 persuade your heart, not His.

Some people confess their faith 2 others 2 convince God indirectly. For example, if they are believing God for healing, they go around telling their friends, “I am believing God for healing.” They are actually trying 2 convince or persuade God 2 heal them. They are telling God, “I’ve told so many people what I am believing You for. It would be very embarrassing if You don’t make it happen.” Their confession proceeds from unbelief and is used 2 manipulate God.

It is okay 2 tell others if u want 2, so that they can stand in faith with u for your miracle. But don’t do it 2 prove your faith 2 God and 2 convince Him. You just need 2 convince yourself that God loves u and delights in blessing u. Just say 2 yourself, “By His stripes I am healed. I will not suffer lack. I am greatly blessed, highly favored, deeply loved!” And let God take care of the rest.

Friday, October 19, 2012

All That I Have Is Yours

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Luke 15:31... ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.

After running a few errands for his parents, a little boy went 2 his father and said, “I know why u and mummy had me.” “Why?” asked his father. “So that u guys would have someone 2 run errands for u!” exclaimed the boy.

Like the little boy, do u see God as a Father who demands obedience and service from u? Have u ever felt that unless u obey Him and keep all His commandments, u don’t have a right 2b blessed by Him?

Jesus shared the story of the prodigal son 2 show how some of us call God “Father” and yet don’t know His heart. There are two sons in this parable. We know what happened 2 the prodigal son, but we can also learn something about the older son. This is what he said 2 his father when he discovered that his father had thrown a party 2 celebrate the return of his irresponsible, spendthrift brother: “Lo, these many years I have been serving u; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet u never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends.” (Luke 15:29)

Now, this son believed that his father had brought him into the world 2 serve him. He saw his father as someone issuing commandments 2 him all the time. And he saw himself as someone who had 2 obey those commandments 2 enjoy his inheritance. But the truth is that the father had already given him his inheritance. (Luke 15:12) The father even reminded him lovingly: “Son… all that I have is yours.” And I am sure that that inheritance included more than one goat!

Have u, like the older son, failed 2 understand your Father’s heart? Your heavenly Father already gave u a rich inheritance in Christ when u became His son. He wants u 2 know that u have received the Spirit of sonship. (Romans 8:15) So call out 2 Him, “Abba, Father!” and know how much He loves u. Because u are His heir, all that He has is yours 2 enjoy today!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Matthew 6:33 - … seek first the kingdom of God & His righteousness, & all these things shall be added 2 u.

God doesn’t want u grabbing the newspaper first thing in the morning & reading all the bad news in the world. He knows that if u do that, your heart will be full of cares, anxieties & even fears.

This happened 2 a mother who read in the newspaper that children from China studying in our local schools were becoming top students. She wrote 2 the press, voicing her concerns about the stiff competition her child would face from these students, even for the top jobs in Singapore in the future.

When are reading the newspapers, magazines, medical journals, economic reports, watching movies or surfing the Internet all the time, then u are getting your “nourishment” from these sources instead of God’s Word. Now, I am not against these things. But if u constantly feed only on earthly things which cannot satisfy, u will fill your heart & mind with cares &  worries.

Jesus doesn’t want u 2 end up worrying about your life — what u will eat, drink or wear — as these are the things that the Gentiles (people of the world) seek. He says that your heavenly Father knows very well that u need these things. (Matthew 6:31–32)

That is why He promises u that if u would seek first His kingdom & His righteousness, all these things that the world seeks after will be added 2 u. It will not just be given but added, which means greater in quantity & quality!

If u are broke, don’t pursue money. Pursue God your prosperity. If u are faced w/lack, don’t pursue material goods. Pursue God your provider. If u are sick, don’t pursue the “cure”. Pursue God your healer.
My friend, don’t grab the newspaper or call your friend first thing in the morning 2 talk about the latest bad news. Instead, grab your Bible & read all the good news God has 4 u for the day. And as u seek first the kingdom of God & His righteousness, all the things that the world is running after will be added 2 u!

Believe AND Act On The New Covenant

1 Samuel 17:45 - Then David said 2 the Philistine, “… I come 2 u in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom u have defied.

Ever wonder why two people can hear the same thing and yet have very different responses? For one, what is said makes him afraid and discouraged. For the other, his heart is so filled with faith that he dares 2 come against the devil and what he is doing.

In the Valley of Elah, Goliath the Philistine giant taunted the armies of Israel for 40 days. When David came on the scene, he heard the same mockings of Goliath that the rest of the Israelites heard. But somehow, those same words which caused fear in the soldiers angered David. What did David know or see that the others failed 2 see?

David knew that he had a covenant with God. Now, King Saul and all the soldiers with him that day also had the same covenant with God, but only David believed the covenant. And he acted on his belief. So God caused his giant 2 come tumbling down.

If David had such a great victory even though he was under the old covenant, how much more u and I who are under the new covenant! Today, God is asking, “Where are my Davids who will believe the new covenant?”

What is the new covenant?
It is the covenant of grace. And grace means unmerited, undeserved, unearned favor. God wants us 2 know that He has cut this covenant with us through Christ our representative. And according 2 the covenant, we have His undeserved favor. We are blessed bcoz Jesus took our beating. Because of what Jesus has done on the cross, we have victory over every giant.

Isn’t that good news? Today, God wants u 2 stand b4 your “giant” and declare that in spite of what u are going through, in spite of what is happening, u believe that God is for u bcoz of what Jesus has done for u. And then, b4 your very eyes, u will see the giants of accusation, intimidation, condemnation, disease and debt fall flat b4 u!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HOPE System Based in REST

Bob HartleyGod's Heavenly Hope-Filled Perspective for 2011-2020

In the midst of perceived waves and challenges in the earth, the Lord has been unveiling His hope-filled perspective for 2011-2020 to the Body of Christ by revealing His solutions to every circumstance and situation in the earth. HE IS THE SOLUTION. The Lord has been equipping His people in many ways so that we can become a dwelling place for Him, and we can become places of His presence and hope in businesses, in education, and in our homes. He is equipping us with Hopeful Eyeglasses (the ability to see rightly from His heavenly, hopeful perspective), Hopeful Hearing Aids (the ability to hear His voice rightly as the God of Hope) and the Right Body Armor (the importance of surrounding ourselves with marvelous comrades and loving, hope-filled communities) in this season, and now He is giving us a New Hope-Filled Operating System based in rest.

There was a prophetic picture about this New Operating System that my daughter and I discussed, which revealed that I was operating out of assignment versus relationship. Initially, this picture was given for me personally, but God has since expanded it through dreams as a word to build up the Body of Christ. The essence of these dreams is a new partnering with Him, where we become experts in rest as we discern the stressors and clutter in our lives and turn our focus instead toward Him, toward adoring Him. Where the Body of Christ has been operating out of assignment, out of striving, stress and unbelief, the Lord is coming to show us His more excellent way, the way of operating in rest and relationship, of seeing His solutions from above the clouds with Him.

In Exodus 33:15 Moses said to God, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here." At the core of the New Operating System is this valuing of the presence of God above all else.

The New Operating System of Rest
God is calling us into this New Operating System that moves out of rest in His presence – an operating system that He began 2 explain 2 me in a dream through a pile of leaves. The dream came at a time when years of pushing hard in life and ministry had left my body and soul running low. In the midst of this time, as I was looking for a new way forward, God brought 2 me the beginning of the answer in the form of a dream, a dream that began with 10 piles of leaves.

In the dream, as I am walking toward a villa in Germany, I encounter a woman who instructs me 2 rake up the leaves in her yard into 10 piles. So I start 2 try 2 comply with her instructions, but the wind is blowing and I am running in too many directions at once, trying 2 rake up and gather the leaves, feeling confused and exhausted. The Lord showed me that these 10 piles of leaves represented present needs and issues facing the Body of Christ, which are real, but need 2b left 2 God.

In the dream there was too much 2 do, too many directions 2 go in. I was feeling increasingly exhausted, but I wasn't getting anywhere. Just then a woman with blonde hair and glasses, from the house next door, came up 2 me, grabbed my face, and said, "One focus, not ten," telling me 2 work on raking up ONE pile of leaves instead of the ten. "One focus on His eyes," she said, and as I raked the remaining leaves and followed her instruction, I did it with rest and ease.

One Focus: His Presence
In the dream God had also spoken the words, "Thirty days for Thirty Years," 2 me, which He explained meant that if I would give Him thirty days it would set me on this course, this course of a New Operating System that would change who I was and how I operated for the next 30 years of my life, and He said that the same promise was true for the Body of Christ. When I shared this dream about the woman with blond hair and glasses 2 a good friend, he said 2 me, "I know the place and the woman."

A few months later, I went 2 the wellness center that he had spoken of in Germany. I went 2 enter in 2 this New Hope-Filled Operating System based in rest and 2 restore my body and soul. When I arrived there, I met the woman with the blonde hair and glasses from the dream. She was helping 2 run the wellness center and she spoke 2 me in the same way with the same words she had spoken 2 me in the dream. "One focus," she said over and over again in the thirty days that I was there. "One focus moving out of a restful place of hope where ministry comes out of overflow, not residue."

During my time there, God continued 2 unveil this New Operating System, based in rest, based in one pile of leaves, one focus in Him, that He wants us 2 function from in the days 2 come. This one focus is an Ephesians 4:4 call 2 the Body of Christ. Ephesians 4:4-6 says, "There is one body and one Spirit, just as also u were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. ONE FOCUS IN HIM.

The "Healthy Hope Center of Heaven"
To enter into this New Operating System, He has revealed 2 me a series of rooms in a "Healthy Hope Center of Heaven" similar 2 my encounter in the Classroom of Useful Information, which u can read about in our 2011 word. In the "Healthy Hope Center of Heaven," God has shown me four rooms that will be key in unlocking this New Operating System for us. They are the Room of Rest, the Room of Patriarchal Love, the Room of Care for Your Soul, and the Room of Care for Your Body.

The Room of Rest
The first room we enter into is the "Room of Rest." In this room we learn a new rhythm, a new focus, a new way to be in His presence with intentions of only love and hope. Here we move from scattered focus and disconnection to clear, concentrated connection in Him. Here we leave behind our Babylon chaos and confusion and enter into His rhythms of rest, as in Hebrews 4:9-11 where it talks about this Sabbath Rest: "So there remains a Sabbath Rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience."

As we enter this "Room of Rest" we have to trust in the God of Hope, the God of Jeremiah 31:25 that says, "For I will satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes." We have to trust that "those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength" (Isaiah 40:31). We have to "stand by the ways...where the good way is, asking for the ancient path" of Sabbath Rest, trusting that we will find "rest for our souls" (see Jeremiah 6:16).

The "Zimbabwe Road"
When I was living in Zimbabwe about 20 years ago, we didn't have anything except for one another. Since there were no distractions there was a depth of love and intimacy that developed between us there. I especially remember the Zimbabwe road where I used totake walks with my wife and how much our relationship deepened and grew on those walks.

In this "Room of Rest," God pursues that "Zimbabwe road" type of relationship with us, that road where we walk together for the sake of relationship alone. In John 15:15, Jesus says 2 us, "I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known 2 u
u." He speaks to us as friends. The greatest act of love in return is for us to listen to His voice. Only then can we enter into His Rest 

The Giant of Busyness
When I was on the plane flying back from Zimbabwe, I had a dream where God spoke of the promises over our land and He showed me the giants that we would have to fight to obtain the promises He spoke of. One of these giants was "Babylon busyness, activities devoid of life," which is like the "ten piles of leaves" from my dream. As we try to rake up these "ten piles of leaves" to attend to needs and issues of the day in the Body of Christ, we find that our focus is scattered and disconnected because we are locked into the motion, the activities of the day vs. heart connection with Him.

Years ago, I was a lifeguard, and I was on duty one day when a boy drowned. This was an incident that impacted me deeply. Many years later God showed me a picture of myself on that same lifeguard stand, and He spoke 2 me that it was time to come down from that self-imposed responsibility that I had placed on myself. He said that it was not my job to rescue everyone in the world, 2 address every need and issue in the Body of Christ. He later showed me that same lifeguard stand, but now He was the lifeguard on the stand and I was sitting next 2 Him. God is emphasizing for us, the Body of Christ in this time, this distinction of partnering with Him while allowing Him to be the lifeguard on the stand.

Call 2 the Body of Christ
God is calling us back 2 "one pile of leaves," one focus in Him. He is calling us into a New Operating System that moves out of rest in His presence, an operating system that He will give to us as we follow Him through these rooms in the "Healthy Hope Center of Heaven."

There are three more rooms in the "Healthy Hope Center of Heaven" for us to explore on another day, including the room where we learn to give and receive Patriarchal Love, the room where we learn to Care for our Soul and the room where we learn to Care for our Body. Until then, return to the ancient paths of hope you already know.

Remember to ADORE HIM, proclaiming who He is and the God of Hope that He has been 2 u in your life. Remember to ASK HIM how He sees u and what good things He has stored up for you in the hope-filled days to come. Remember 2 ask Him how He wants u 2 enter into this "Room of Rest," ask Him how He sees u, and ask Him what good things He has for u through this New Operating System of Rest.

Bob Hartley
Deeper Waters Ministry


Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Multiplication Anointing

Catherine BrownAnd so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work. Exodus 36:7

In outworking global missions I have learned that God provides for everything He commissions. The principle of getting in the flow of God's eternal provision by faith is a key to unlocking the Father's unlimited resource and funding for Kingdom vision. Flow is about understanding and entering in to the faithfulness of God in the reality of our covenant relationship with Him. Christian leaders are appointed as stewards of Heaven's resource, and so I believe it is essential that we enter into a fresh understanding and experience of the miracle of multiplication in our ministries so that we may be instrumental in releasing transformational blessing to the nations.

God has been speaking to me recently about His desire to release the Church into a new level of miracle multiplication anointing, i.e. a season of supernatural "suddenly," acceleration and increase.

It is has been my personal experience that God has a simple "formula" for such an outpouring which has been:

Great need x great faith x sacrificial giving x prayer x God's love = miracle of multiplication!

Multiplication of Time
The multiplication anointing operates in the realm of the miraculous, outside of the confines of physics, time and space. It is the realm of the impossible made possible by God's grace, love, power and authority.

I have experienced God "stretching" time on one occasion. I had been ministering in the Central belt of Scotland some one hour and 40 minute drive from my home. I had been delayed and consequently left the meeting extremely late. I had needed to leave on time since I had to pick up my youngest son from school that day. Driving home I prayed and asked the Lord to redeem the lost minutes and to multiply my time back to me. It is physically impossible for the drive to take less than one hour and 20 minutes in good traffic conditions, but despite this I arrived in my home town just 50 minutes after I left the Central belt (in fact I was five minutes early for school). I had sown time into the Kingdom and my harvest was a multiplication of the resource of my time back to me. I had honoured the Lord and fulfilled my apostolic assignment, and God graciously met me in my need as a mother to pick up my son.
To say that leaders are busy people is the understatement of the year. Therefore, I believe it is important that we exercise faith in the arena of multiplication of our time. In this season of miracle outflow and increase, may God grant us a harvest in our time resource and time management for His glory!

Multiplication in Healing
The multiplication anointing is catalytic in releasing the creative power of God. This is why a roomful of people can suddenly experience being healed simultaneously, rather than just one at a time. When Jesus heals one by one it is still glorious, but this is more like "addition" than "multiplication." It has been my profound privilege to have been ministering in meetings in different continents whereby the miracle working power of God has flowed in multiplication and we have corporately and simultaneously witnessed bones being healed, people being delivered and diseases being healed and swept away in the flood of God's love. We honour the Holy Spirit as the means by which such miracles occur.

We may refer to this as spiritual multiplication in the realm of healing. Apostles move in signs, wonders and miracles by the grace of God. The healing anointing is also freely available in Christ to every Believer, and evidenced in miracles and healings in many evangelistic meetings and contexts. It is my humble conviction that there is a greater realm of multiplication of miracles we may access by faith in the name of Jesus in these days. God is calling us to come up higher so that we have access by faith to unlimited healing and creative miracles in the name of Jesus – for the furtherance of His Kingdom here on earth. May God use apostolic leaders from all over the world to pioneer into new realms of releasing healing blessings to the Church and to the lost, and may His name be lifted up in praise by every tongue and every tribe as millions come to know His saving grace.

Multiplication of Physical Resource
In Exodus 35 and 36 we read how the people of Israel brought their skills, resources and talents to Bezalel and Oholiab for the materials for the construction of the Tabernacle. Bezalel and Oholiab were filled with the Spirit of God and had been given skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts. God had also imparted to them the ability to teach others. Under Moses' leadership they were able to call the Israelites to partner with them in God's vision of a beautiful Tabernacle on earth which He would graciously bless with His presence. The people gave so much to God's vision that Moses had to restrain them from bringing more "because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work."

I have been privileged to witness God outwork this principle of faith multiplication in resource many times during the fulfilment of the various global ministry assignments in which God has graced me to serve Him. Truly, when we bring what we have in our hearts and in our hands and give it as a love offering to God, He multiplies it for His glory. Apostles are anointed by the Holy Spirit to catalyse spiritual gifts in others. Apostolic multiplication anointing is a blessing to be shared with the Body of Christ.

One Million Hours of Praise was a global assignment I was privileged to lead, which lasted just under three years from conception to completion. It involved the mobilisation of thousands of people in more than sixty nations. It included a huge army of volunteer team members and praise partners throughout the world. Furthermore, it raised up a prayer movement of hundreds and required a huge amount of media exposure to keep the vision momentum moving. The list of all that was required to maintain the vision through to completion was enormous, but God did all of this and more.

God provided for the vision of MHOP in a number of different ways including:
1. The Lord sent people with skill and similar heart to partner with me in the vision.
2. He provided the raw materials/resources that were needed.
3. He gave me strategy to cast the vision and favour with media, hence increasing the networking opportunity to connect with potential partners.
4. He provided financial gifts from time to time through ministry donations/partners.
5. He gave me increased faith to pray for every need to be met in His goodness.
Every time we had a need, I found myself on my knees praying with fervent faith, and many times necessary breakthrough came when I released a sacrifice of praise/prayer to the Lord. I quickly grasped that I didn't have to pray for money; all I had to do was pray for God's miracle-working flow of goodness to provide for the need and God came through in wonder-working ways every single time. Our final budget on paper showed that we had spent the ludicrously low amount of £1,623.74 (approx $2,546 in U.S. dollars) to execute the vision from beginning to end! The reason the figure was so low was because the people of God all over the world who were our partners sowed sacrificially and generously, giving of their time and talents just as the Israelites had done in their day, and there was more than enough. All leaders have a responsibility before God to love, pray and invest in their team and partners. When apostolic leaders experience blessing and breakthrough, those with whom they partner with partake in the synergy of blessing from Abba Father, too.

In the last few years, I have been surprised by grace and elated to witness the Lord multiply money in my hands several times and in numerous currencies, including Euros, pounds Sterling and Kenyan shillings. On one of these occasions the multiplication happened in a foreign exchange bureaux in Kampala. The Holy Spirit instructed me to count the money (pounds sterling) and it multiplied as I counted it. Full of joy, I handed the money to my young aide Rachel and asked her to count it again. I told her the Lord had just multiplied it in my hands and instructed her how much was there. When she counted the money, it multiplied again in her hands. This is an important aspect of multiplication – it just keeps multiplying because we keep on giving! When we receive a blessing, it is multiplied as increased blessing when we give it away. Multiplication causes a continuous flow of blessing!

This money was exchanged in Ugandan shillings and was (in part) sown into a ministry in Masaka, Uganda. The miracle seed was shared with an apostle who had come close to giving up on ministry. He was so weary when we met him, but it was our privilege to wash his feet with prayer and words of apostolic encouragement. I sowed in love, sharing that Jesus was giving him miracle seed, and I prayed for increase and acceleration and apostolic blessing. Within two days the man was gifted a new car, and by the end of one week he had established a wonderful Bible School. He now invests in other leaders to raise them up as sons and daughters of God, and the man of God, the Bible school and the students are flourishing. God took the blessing and made it to be an even bigger blessing that produced both physical and spiritual resource. Multiplication brings the life of Christ into situations and releases testimony of God's goodness and miracle working power.

Multiplication of Spiritual Resource
Apostle Paul longed to visit the Church in Rome so that he might impart some spiritual gift to them. God still uses apostolic leaders today to take the Church to the next level in her ability to lay foundations, build and advance God's Kingdom on the earth. Apostolic leaders are mobilisers who are entrusted by God with divine blueprints to build the Kingdom.

I am delighted to say that One Million Hours of Praise reached and surpassed its target in 2005, and since 2007 I have had the privilege of spearheading a new global initiative, GGM 7 Million Souls, working with partners from all around the world. One of the greatest treasures in my role as the overseeing apostolic leader is to serve the wonderful men and women of God who partner with us to reach the nations and make disciples. My heart is to invest in the emerging generation of leaders, especially young leaders, and help them to reach their full potential in Christ. To raise up spiritual sons and daughters is one of the most precious aspects of apostolic ministry. Although I recognise that programmes have their place in the strategic outworking of vision and ministry in the Kingdom of God, I believe that people and relationships are much more important to Jesus than programes.

I am compelled by Christ's love to continue to nurture others as I read Charles H. Spurgeon's words, "To do the Lord's work must be as necessary as food to us. His Father's work is that in which we also are engaged, and we cannot do better than imitate our Lord. Tell me, then, how Jesus set about it. Did He set about it by arranging to build a huge Tabernacle, or by organising a monster Conference, or by publishing a great book, or by sounding a trumpet before Him in any other form? Did He aim at something great, and altogether out of the common line of service? Did He bid high for popularity, and wear Himself out by an exhausting sensationalism? No; He called disciples to Him one by one, and instructed each one with patient care."

I ask God to bless each one of you in whatever field of ministry and capacity He has called you and graced you to serve Him. May we each walk in increased intimacy with Christ and with each other and release His fragrance in the nations, and may God multiply His grace and glory in, to and through us for Christ and His Kingdom.

Part of this article has been adapted from Catherine book, Kingdom Building – Realising Vision and Developing Leaders.

Catherine Brown
Founder/Director, Gatekeepers Global Ministries
Co-Founder, Scottish Apostolic Networking Enterprise

Catherine Brown is the founder/director of Gatekeepers Global Ministries (GGM) and is a sought-after national and international preacher and teacher. She is presently leading a global evangelism and discipleship mission entitled "GGM 7 Million Souls" and is working with her team and valued partners from many nations to achieve the vision objectives. She operates in an impacting apostolic/prophetic mantle with a strong revival thrust on her preaching, serving the Church and the lost through Christ's Gospel of love. She has ministered in Europe, Africa, Israel and the USA and has had the privilege of seeing people saved, baptized, healed and delivered in the glorious outpouring of the Holy Spirit, with signs and wonders following. Catherine's passion for Christ and His Kingdom is contagious and wherever she ministers people are envisioned, equipped, empowered and mobilized. Catherine is married to Stephen and they have four lovely children and live in the West Coast of Scotland.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jesus Is Your Qualification 4 God’s Blessings

Deuteronomy 28:2 - And all these blessings shall come upon u & overtake u…

God loves 2 bless u. He has even declared that “blessings shall come upon u & overtake u”. This means that u can’t run fast enough 2 escape them! When u turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting 4 u. When u turn another corner, u run smack into another blessing!

Now, u may think that u don’t qualify for God’s blessings bcoz of the preceding verse which says that these blessings will come 2 pass only if u diligently obey God’s voice and keep all of His commandments. You know that no matter how hard u try, u just cannot keep all of God’s commandments. In fact, the Bible says that if u fail 2 keep just one commandment, u fail 2 keep all. (James 2:10)

My friend, I have good news 4 u: Jesus is the one who qualifies us for every single blessing bcoz He has kept all of God’s commandments. When He died for us on the cross, He not only fulfilled all of God’s commandments, He also redeemed us from the curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13) Note that He did not redeem us from the blessings of
the law, so the blessings are still ours today!

As u read the list of blessings in Deuteronomy 28, starting with “Blessed shall u be in the city… in the country… the fruit of your body… your basket… when u come in… when u go out…” (Deuteronomy 28:3–13), I believe that Jesus is saying 2 u, “Like the blessings? Then take them by faith!”

You may say, “But I don’t deserve them.” Yes, u don’t deserve them, but u still get them bcoz of Jesus. That is God’s grace! The law says, “You must deserve the blessings.” But the law is no longer here. Grace is here. So take the blessings by grace through faith. Believe God for the blessings.

Today, it is no longer a question of how much or how well u have kept God’s commandments. It is a question of how much u can believe God for His blessings. All the promises of God in Christ are “Yes”, and bcoz u are in Christ, u can say “Amen!” 2 His blessings! (2 Corinthians 1:20)

When the Crop Permits

Francis Frangipane
Certainly, the period prior 2 Christ's return will be both difficult and perilous. Scripture warns that God's voice will shake all things, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. Everything that can be shaken, will be shaken and removed (Hebrews 12:27).

Yet, there is more on the calendar of God than increasing judgments and the rapture. There will also be the advance and establishing of God's Kingdom (Daniel 2:44; Matthew 24:14; Matthew 13). A spiritually mature people will serve as the vanguard of His Kingdom. Before the Lord is glorified in the earth, He shall be glorified in the Church (see Isaiah 60:1-3; Ephesians 5:27). Indeed, the attainment of Christlike maturity in those who pursue the Lord shall not be a mere sidebar on the scroll of end-time events; it will be the main attraction.

Listen carefully 2 what Jesus taught. He said,
"The Kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; and he goes 2 bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows – how, he himself does not know. The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, bcoz the harvest has come" (Mark 4:26-29).

Jesus likened the Kingdom of God  a Farmer waiting for the maturing of His crops. During the harvest season, farmers are concerned about two primary things: the quantity and quality of the harvest. I live in eastern Iowa. Some corn and soybean fields, which may have started strong, fail or are stunted due 2 unusually high or low temperatures or lack of rain. As a result, farmers plow under their fields bcoz their crops did not reach maturity. There was no "mature grain in the head."

Just as the farmer will not harvest without the grain becoming mature, so God is seeking a crop of Christ-followers that have reached spiritual maturity. God is after full stature, not just full numbers. Take note: Jesus said, "when the crop permits," God puts in the sickle. The return of Christ isn't about a certain "day or hour," for it is the spiritual stature of the harvest that triggers the great unfolding of end-time events. You see, God is not looking at His watch; He's looking at His crop.

What does spiritual maturity look like? Recall Paul's words. He wrote, "We are ready 2 punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete" (2 Corinthians 10:6). What does complete obedience look like? It looks like Christians taking "every thought captive 2 the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5). Again, God is looking for Christlikeness 2 ripen within us as we approach the end of the age. Indeed, our maturing can actually hasten the coming of the day of the Lord (2 Peter 3:12).

" the image of God" is the seed-idea purposed by the Almighty from before time began (Genesis 1:27). It does not in any way mean we think we are gods or that we take Christ's place; it means Christ has truly taken our place (Galatians 2:20). The original plan was for man 2b conformed 2 Christ. This is what the "mature head in the grain" looks like: mature Christlikeness.

For too long we have assumed that only the numeric size of the harvest was the focus of the Father. Certainly, the number of people saved is pivotal: "the fullness of the Gentiles" must come into the Kingdom (Romans 11:25). However, the Almighty does not just want numbers; He wants spiritual maturity.

Thus, the Lord is not looking at a calendar thinking, "Oh, it's the year 2011 (or 2020, etc.). I have 2 destroy the world on that date." No. A farmer does not reap his crops without first walking his fields, holding samples of the grain, and studying the moisture and integrity of the seed head before he begins his harvest. Again, the maturity of the crop determines the day of the harvest.

So many Christians are frozen in spiritual immaturity. They are easily offended, often distracted and without prayer or spiritual discipline. We think God is requiring of us simply 2 hang on, yet the Lord is looking for more. Paul says the goal of God in the Church is that "we all attain 2 the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, 2 a mature man, 2 the measure of the stature which belongs 2 the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians 4:13).

Even now, Believers around the world are becoming increasingly more Christlike. They live in India and China, Africa and South America, Europe and North America, and places beyond. Yes, they are comparatively a little flock, yet "with unveiled face," they are "beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord" and "are being transformed into the same image from glory 2 glory" (2 Corinthians 3:18). When this crop permits, the Father shall put in His sickle, for the harvest has come.

Let's pray: Lord Jesus, as You continue looking for spiritual completeness in the harvest, help me 2 grow 2 full stature, that I may truly represent a planting which has grown up into Your likeness.

Francis Frangipane
Ministries of Francis Frangipane


... We May Need What We Don't Like

Have u experienced certain things in your life that u did not like at the time, but later realized were needed?

May I share a few things I don't like?
Recently I was driving through a dangerous snow storm going 2 Pittsburgh, PA 2 minister. I don't like snow storms, especially driving in them. Another thing I don't like is big eighteen wheeler trucks flying down the highway, passing me by when I am driving. When they pass u by they can throw stones at your car and crack your windshield.

This snow storm was beating down hard but the roads were well-salted. But, my windshield solvent line had become frozen and my windshield became coated with salt, making it almost impossible 2 see. The windshield wipers only made it worse. I felt dangerously blinded. Then all of a sudden I noticed something. Every time an eighteen wheeler passed by and got ahead of me, its tires would throw water up on my windshield and I could see. Because of the storm there weren't many trucks on the road so I began 2 pray for more trucks on my highway. "Lord, please send me more trucks." When I could faintly see a truck that was way ahead of me, I would speed up 2 catch up, so it could throw water on my windshield. The trucks became my deliverance through the storm.

Another time when I was driving in a snowstorm a huge truck ahead of me was going slower than I wanted. Although the roads were treacherous, I decided 2 take a risk and pass this humongous hindrance 2 make up for lost time. As I began 2 turn into the passing lane, I noticed a huge snow plow in front of the truck and it dawned on me I needed 2b behind the plow or I might never get 2 where I was going. Again, what I didn't like, I needed.

Lord, Why Have Our Troubles Come Upon Us Like an Avalanche of Snow?

Job 38:22, "Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?..."

Again, driving recently in another snow squall, I cried out 2 the Lord, "How could the Apostle Paul say that his and our many troubles are just a 'light' affliction compared to the glory that is 2 be revealed in us. Was Paul crazy? Lord, show me what Paul meant and show me what my struggles and overwhelming problems look like 2 You. How do You see them from Your point of view?"

The Lord responded, "Son, look at just one of those snowflakes! You see it and then it's gone! That is what all of your avalanche of troubles look like 2 Me in the eyes of eternity. They are as light and short-lived as the life of a snow flake. That is what I see."

Corrie Ten Boom, speaking at a conference, kept looking down as she spoke as if knitting something. Near the end of her teaching someone asked her why she was looking down and not paying much attention 2 the people. She held up a tapestry she was doing needle work on. Holding up the side that was frayed and hard 2 make sense of, she explained, "On this side of eternity our lives many times look like this." Then she turned the tapestry over and said, "But from God's eternal point of view, He sees something beautiful and good."

Lord, help us 2 understand that what appears 2b a blizzard of problems is actually a treasury of snow.

Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministries


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Feeding the Soul - DAY 10

=========     A PSALM-A-DAY keeps the doctor at bay; 4 as the body needs food and water 2 live, so our soul needs the same; food and water 2 grow and gain strength. This is the 'balance' of man.  By reading a Psalm-a-day, which only takes a few moments of our time, reaps big rewards 4 our soul realm. We are so desirous of looking good on the outside that most forget there is the rest of us...our inside spiritual man who is starving. Give your soul some food and drink today and watch the Joy of Life return!

PSALM 10 -
A Song of Confidence [Faith is confidence in God] in God's Triumph over Evil -

WHY do You stand 'afar off' O Lord?  'Why' do You hide 'Yourself' in times of trouble?

02  The wicked in 'his' pride persecutes the poor;  Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.

03  For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire;  He blesses the GREEDY and renounces the Lord.

04  The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek 'God';  God is in none of his thoughts.

05  His ways are always prospering;  Your judgments are far above, out of his sight;  As '4' all his enemies, he sneers at them.

06  He has said in his heart, "I shall not be moved;  I shall never be in adveristy."

07  His MOUTH is full of cursing and deceit and oppression;  Under his TONGUE is trouble and iniquity [transferrable habitual sinning].

08  He sits in the lurking places of the villages;  In the secret places he murders the innocent;  His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.

09  He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den;  He lies in wait 2 catch the poor;  He catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

10  So he crouches, he lies low,  That the helpless may fall by his strength.

11  He has said in his heart,  "God has 'forgotten';  He hides His face;  He will never C it."

12  Arise, O Lord!  O God, life up Your hand!  Do not forget the humble.

13  Why do the wicked renounce God?  He has said in his heart,  "You will not require 'an account.'"

14  But You have seen it,  4 You observe trouble and grief,  To repay 'it' by Your hand.  The helpless commits himself 2 you;  You are the HELPER of the fatherless.

15  Break the arm of the wicked and the evil 'man' [person];  Seek out his wickedness 'until' You find none.

16  The Lord 'is' King forever and ever;  The nations have perished out of His land.

17  Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;  You will prepare their heart;  You will cause Your ear 2 hear,

18  To do justice 2 the fatherless and the oppressed,  That the man of the earth may oppress no more. 

The Keys to Overcome Evil!

Julie A. SmithIntro from Julie A. Smith:
On the morning of January 8, 2012 I had a vision of boats anchored at sea, close to shore. Rough storms came that rocked the boats hard, yet the boats were immovable because they were anchored. However, through the storms, some boats lost sight of the truth – that they were safely anchored. They became weary of the storms rocking their boats, and out of utter fear and panic, they pulled up anchor and set out 2 sea. Some thought they would be better off on their own, away from the storms.

What the Lord showed me through this vision:  Don't pull up anchor.  Even in the storms that come your way, u must know that u are anchored in Him. Some have abandoned their path because they chose fear over faith, thinking they are better off to leave the hard, stormy course. God is delivering His people through the storms that come their way. He knows it's been tough, but He's anchored you safely on course the entire time. Don't let fear and doubt come in and cause u 2 get off course. God is saying stay on course where He has u safely secured, and don't pull up anchor with Him.

For several weeks I have had numerous encounters with the Lord instructing me 2 sound the alarm and awaken the warriors! At 5:00 a.m. on January 8, 2012, this commission was confirmed and amplified by an extremely vivid prophetic dream.

As the dream began, I saw myself in my office busily finishing a new book. Suddenly, I was summoned 2 the courts of Heaven. In a split second, faster than u could ever imagine, I was transported 2 stand within the most beautiful, brilliant light, the Living Light of the heavenly courts. Pouring from this radiant, pearl-colored Light came a powerful voice, saying; "Look and see!" 

An Evil Plot Exposed
This was not an invitation but rather a command. Suddenly, my attention was drawn 2 the second heaven, an evil, wicked place where I saw satan quite clearly from a place of perfect peace and protection. What I saw was beyond anything I had previously seen or encountered: satan was forming an evil plot and plan 2 destroy untold millions of people.

The foe of our soul, the devil, was giving orders 2 a principality in a wicked, cruel voice. Although he sounded very sinister, he was nevertheless very excited, declaring: "The time has come!" All Hell suddenly buzzed with expectancy. The principality summoned another demon 2 bring a box that appeared to be a chest, covered with a black vapor. The devil then opened the chest and removed a key, which he then gave 2
the wicked principality. That principality immediately inserted the key into his belly.

With the insertion of this key, an evil door was opened inside the second heaven, making a way for the passage of the principality who began 2 spin his head around so fast that he quickly transformed into a living black cloud, spinning like a tornado. I was stunned by what I saw.

Then the voice from the bright, beautiful, pearl-colored light spoke, saying, "His mission is 2 release the evil hordes upon humanity. Your mission is 2 stop him!"

I was then told 2 follow the evil, spinning cloud. The principality began traveling 2 earth, heading toward a vast, mountainous region much like the Bad Lands of the Dakotas. The spinning cloud landed in a cave on the side of a very rugged mountain. Suddenly I, too, was deep within the cave, which felt like the heart of the earth. Although it was darker than dark, I was surprised that I could see clearly, as if I were wearing night-vision goggles.

The cave reeked with the smell of death. The stench was beyond description, the entire atmosphere saturated with wickedness. Slowly, the cloud began 2 rearrange itself into the form of an evil being standing on two feet, but much different from a man. Its arrival in the deep cave caused a stir of excitement 2 untold numbers of demons who seemed 2b bound by some invisible force. The evil being raised the key that had been in its belly and prepared 2 release these demons of death.

Suddenly, a struggle began that was more violent than words can convey. The principality summoned demonic help and I knew that I must also call for Heaven's help. I began 2 pray loudly in the Spirit. My wife was awakened by my struggling beside her in bed. She had heard me praying in tongues and declaring, "Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy! Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy!" She also heard me saying, "Step! Step!" In the dream, I was shown that the only pathway for returning from this dark place was 2 step into the light. This is the meaning of Psalm 119:105, which declares that Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. During the dream, the Holy Spirit assured me that He would show me each step I would have to take 2 navigate out of the evil fortress of that dark cave.

At this point I awakened. My wife was praying with me during the struggle and related 2 me what she had heard me saying. The following morning, I was amazed when my son and grandsons came 2 our home 2 share some dreams they had also experienced that same night. Their dreams were also extremely relevant for the season we are in.

Call For Heaven's Help
In response 2 the demon hordes now being released upon the earth, we must call for Heaven's help and step into the light! We must sound the alarm and awaken the warriors of God, never forgetting that we are struggling against extremely deadly foes. Paul gives a strong warning and offers specific guidance for us in Ephesians 6:10-20 AMP:

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

Put on God's whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

Therefore put on God's complete armor, that u may be able 2 resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], 2 stand [firmly in your place].

Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

Having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which u can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).

And [pray] also for me, that [freedom of] utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth to proclaim boldly the mystery of the Good News (the Gospel),
For which I am an ambassador in a coupling chain [in prison. Pray] that I may declare it boldly and courageously, as I ought to do.

What is our response to this releasing of the demon hordes of Hell? We are not called 2 live in fear, but in faith, knowing that God has already given us His power (1 John 4:4). We are called 2 stand strong, knowing that our foe has already been defeated. Christ our King is already victorious (Colossians 2:15)! God has already transported us from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light and love (Colossians 1:13)! We have already been given power to withstand the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19) from a position of peace (Romans 16:20).

Do not cease 2 worship the Lord with thanksgiving and praise, no matter your circumstances. Recognize that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Ruler over ALL. After He was crucified at Calvary, Christ Jesus took the keys of Hell and death away from the enemy (Revelation 1:18). And in Matthew 16:19, the Lord Himself assures us of this:

And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in Heaven.

We have also been given keys, mighty keys, to unleash the dunamis power and unconditional, matchless love of God in the Person of Jesus Christ, to seek and save the lost 2 the uttermost.

Our Keys: Power and Authority
What are these keys that have been given to us? The Greek word translated key in these Scriptures in Revelation 1:18 and Matthew 16:19 is kleis, a word used 2 denote "power and authority." This Greek word is from the root word klei, which literally means 2 "shut" or to "shut up." We have literally been given the authority to "shut" the doors of access to the devil on earth and to "shut" the mouth of the accuser who tries 2 convince us of Hell's victory.

Bind up those evil spirits! Rebuke doubt and unbelief! Bind up the evil hordes who oppress, depress, confuse, defeat and discourage! We have been given the keys to loose the will of God on earth.

Let us pray that the Lord opens our eyes 2 see our position and authority in Christ! The distance between Heaven and earth is gone, forever removed by the Father from His side through the sacrifice of His Son, in whom we are made warriors of mercy, love and truth. Placed in Christ in the throne room, by and with the Father, we have been given His authority on earth! Call forth the heavenly hosts with authority! Step into the light of Christ 2 follow the Lamb wherever He goes!

May these days be filled with the overflowing peace, grace and favor of God 4 u and your loved ones. Amen!

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries


Bobby Conner: This "Gentle Giant" is uniquely anointed with refreshing humor and razor-sharp prophetic accuracy which has been documented around the world. Bobby's dynamic capacity 2 release outstanding demonstrations of the miraculous – healings, signs and wonders – reveals the very heart of the Father toward us! Surviving a dramatic abortion attempt by his mother, being rescued again by the hand of God from drug dealing and suicide, the story of Bobby Conner is a display of a man who now walks in his God-ordained destiny 2 set others free! Highly esteemed as an internationally acclaimed conference speaker, Bobby has ministered effectively 2 over 45 foreign countries as well as here in the States for many years.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Feeding the Soul - DAY 8

 With A-Proverb-A-Day

The Excellence of Wisdom

DOES not Wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?

02  She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,  Beside the way, where the paths meet,

03  She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,  At the entrance of the doors:

04  "To u, O men, I call,  And My Voice is 2 the sons of men,

05  O u simple ones, understand prudence,  And u fools, be of an understanding heart,

06  Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,  And from the opening of my lips will come right things;

07 For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination 2 my lips,.

08 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;  Nothing crooked or perverse is in them,

09 My words are plain and clear to anyone with half a mind--if it is only open!

10 My Instruction is far more valuable than silver or gold.

11 For the value of Wisdom is far above rubies; nothing can compare with it.

12 Wisdom and good judgment live together, for wisdom knows where 2 discover knowledge and understanding.

13 If anyone respects and fears God , he will hate evil. For Wisdom hates pride and arrogance, corruption and deceit of every kind.

14  I, Wisdom, give good advice and common sense.  Bcoz of my strength, kings reign in power.

15 I show the judges who is right and who is wrong.

16 Rulers rule well with my help.

17 I love all who love me.  Those who search 4 me shall surely find me.

18 Unending Riches, Honor, Justice and Righteousness are mine 2 distribute.

19 My gifts are better than the purest gold or sterling silver!

20 My paths are those of justice and right.

21 Those who love and follow me are indeed Wealthy , I fill their treasuries.

22 The LORD formed me in the beginning, b4 He created anything else.

23  From ages past, I Am. I existed b4 the Earth began.

24 I lived b4 the Oceans were created, b4 the Springs bubbled forth their waters unto the Earth;

25 b4 the Mountains and the Hills were made.

26 Yes, I was born b4 God made the Earth and Fields, high plateaus.

27 I was there when He established the Heaven(s) and formed the great Springs in the depths of the Oceans.

28 I was there when He set the limits of the Seas and gave them His Instructions not 2 spread beyond their boundaries.

29 I was there when He made the Blueprint 4 the Earth and Oceans.

30 I was always at His side like a little child.  I was His constant delight, laughing and playing in His Presence.

31 And how happy I was with what He created--His wide World and all His Family of mankind!

32 And so, young men, Listen 2 Me, 4 how happy are all who follow my Instructions.

33 Listen 2 My counsel--oh, dont refuse it--and be wise.

34 Happy is the man who is so anxious 2b with Me that he watches 4 Me DAILY at My gates, or waits 4 Me outside My Home!

35 For whoever finds Me finds LIFE and wins APPROVAL from the LORD.

36 But the one who misses Me has injured himself irreparably.  Those who  refuse Me show that they love DEATH."

Friday, October 5, 2012

Life Under The New Covenant

Hebrews 8:10 - … I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts…

What laws was God referring 2 when He said, “I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts”? He was certainly not referring 2 the Ten Commandments, known as the laws of the old covenant, since He said that He found fault with that covenant and declared it obsolete. (Hebrews 8:7–9, 13)

The laws that God puts in our minds and writes on our hearts refer 2 the royal law of love (Matthew 22:37–40), the perfect law of liberty (James 1:25) and the law of faith. (Romans 3:27) These are the laws of the new covenant.You live according 2 the laws of the new covenant when u are conscious of how much God loves u. And the more u are conscious of His love 4 u, the more your heart is filled with love. When that happens, u will love God and the people around u supernaturally and effortlessly. That is God writing on your heart the royal law of love — that we love bcoz He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

Secondly, when u know that u are perfectly accepted by God bcoz of Jesus’ sacrifice, u can have the courage and liberty as a child of God 2 come boldly into the presence of your heavenly Father. And in His presence, He is able 2 write on your heart new desires. You will find yourself wanting 2 do the right thing at the right time. You will live life victoriously from the inside out. This is the perfect law of liberty operating in your life.

Thirdly, when u sense what God is writing on your heart and putting in your mind, and as your faith is activated causing u 2 trust Him and His love 4 u, He calls it obeying the law of faith. When that happens, whatever u believe, u receive!

My friend, God has made it easy — and u will find that it is exciting — 2 live life under the new covenant!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Prophetic Words for 2010-2013

John L. Moore
John L. Moore is a cattle rancher, novelist, journalist and prophetic voice from Montana. He is probably best known 2 Elijah List readers as the friend and mentor of Ching Co Ten. (Only the Lord could put a Montana cowboy and a Chinese prophetess living in the Philippines together.)

Fourteen months ago the Spirit visited me for 11 days beginning on January 11th. It seems it is only now I am beginning 2 understand some of what I was shown. One of the words spoken 2 me during this time was "Delta." I also got the phrase "delta dawn."

Delta has many meanings, but primarily represents the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (dalet) and is used symbolically in the Hebrew language 2 represent a door. In mathematical terms, it represents change or transition.

At the end of the 11 days my friend Ching Co sent me the prophetic word below. It seemed 2 sum up much of what the Spirit was saying, but I still had unanswered questions. I knew "Delta" was significant, that it represented massive doors opening, a change or season or epoch taking place, but nothing in my world changed at all through 2010.

Then just recently, during a phone conversation w/a friend, the pieces fell into place. I was slow on the uptake. My experiences began on the 11th and lasted 11 days. The implied message that I had missed was 2 prepare for 2011.

As my friend talked, I saw a brief flash of a map of the United States, and the state of Alabama was swinging like a door. The "delta dawn," I realized, would be a door opening 2 the Spirit in the Mississippi Delta region. Alabama was the key, but I sensed it was meant 2b a double door and the state of Mississippi was 2b included.

"Delta," I believe, represents a radical change of season or epoch. Things were set in motion in 2010 that we are beginning 2C manifested this year and will continue 2C manifested over the next two years, as Ching's word from January 22, 2010 points out.

The Lord impressed one other thing 2 me during this experience: We must sacrifice 2 go through the door, but there is a higher calling yet. We can go through the keyhole. It is good if we go through the door 4 we will reach the other side. Being dragged through the keyhole will be painful, but it will transform us into the shape of the key.

2010-2013 Are Crucial Years of God's Calling, Training & Choosing
Ching Co

For more than 10 years now, the Lord has been impressing 2 me these following verses and the Holy Spirit has been leading me 2 meditate and ponder them 4 interpretation and practical application.

These past few days, I felt the leading 2 share them 2 the Body of Christ. As always, my prayer is that u will put them 2 the test and 2 allow the Holy Spirit 2 speak 2 your hearts concerning your part in this grand vision.

Rhema Verses

As the Scriptures say, "I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas"... Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order 2 shame those who think they are wise. And He chose those who are powerless 2 shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring 2 nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God... That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared 4 those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 1:19, 27-29, 2:9 NLT

So now the Lord says, "Stop right where u are! Look 4 the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and u will find rest 4 your souls..." Jeremiah 6:16 NLT

Watch, Work & Walk in His Way
(God's instructions to His children)

· Remember that our enemy the devil is a great deceiver, counterfeiter and copycat. He will try 2 imitate all that God is planning 2 do before they happen. These are the areas 2 watch for:

· There will be a resurgence in the occult. The entertainment world (books, TV, movies, games, reality shows, magic performances) will escalate w/these subjects, which will become very popular w/the people.

· Natural calamities and disaster will abound. Earthquakes, floods, unusual weather patterns will just be a few of them. What had happened in Haiti is just the birth pangs of things to come.

All these things are wake up calls and warning signs from God. He is calling the attention specially of His people around the world that NOW IS THE TIME 2 WAKE UP FROM OUR SLUMBER AND COMPLACENCY, AND WE CANNOT AFFORD NOT 2 TAKE ACTION.

Like in the past, He will not continue 2 put up w/human abuse of His creation. He has observed the extent of the peoples' wickedness and this has greatly pained His heart. Just like the time of Noah, and like the time of Lot when God warned him about His plan 2 destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, so today God is also revealing 2 us His plans and warning us His children about what will happen in the coming days so that we will not be caught unprepared.


God is looking 4 people who are willing 2 obey Him even when they don't understand what He is asking from them, just like Abraham when he was asked 2 sacrifice his own son; people who are willing 2 follow His instructions even when they sound foolish and stupid, just like when Noah was asked 2 build the ark.

God is looking 4 ordinary people (men, women, young ones, older ones) so that He can pour out His Spirit in a mighty way and manifest His power once again through them.

All God is asking from His chosen ones is a willing heart 2 obey Him, work w/Him and walk in His ways.

The years from 2010–2013 will be His years of calling, training and choosing, and those who are willing 2 follow Him will be known as people whose righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, filled w/young plants springing up everywhere (Isaiah 61:11).

Walk in His Way:

These are the instructions that God has impressed that we must remember as we walk where He will lead us:

· Waste not, want not. Be a good steward of everything that God has given 2 u (time, talent, people, resources). Pay special attention 2 His cycle of life and apply them in your daily living. What that means is that u must respect God's order and learn from it. Especially on the personal and household level, learn not 2 waste anything. Even though the value is insignificant, it is the HABIT that He wants us 2 LEARN.

Go back 2 the old ways, where people learned the habits of composting, using it 2 fertilize the land, then planting their own garden. Learn of ways how 2 improve use of water and electricity. In short, learn TO LIVE the mantra of REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE. WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.

· Do not despise small beginnings. God will test us w/the little things He will impress on us 2 do. If we cannot be faithful in these small tasks, then we cannot be promoted 2 do greater things 4 Him. Learn 2b faithful in the SMALL THINGS that u felt led 2 do. These are your STEPPING STONES to a higher call in the future.

Vision of the Future

This was the vision the Lord showed me more than 10 years ago: I saw gardens w/plants everywhere. On empty lots beside high rise buildings. On rooftops, balconies and the ground. Every place where plants can be planted and every container that can be use 4 planting were all filled w/plants.

Then I noticed that aside from the regular fruits and flowers that it produced, every month, every plant, regardless of its type, will produce a UNIQUE KIND of fruit. The fruit was something that we have not seen b4.

I noticed that when people partook of the fruit, it brought healing 2 their bodies. But just like the manna in the past, this fruit cannot be stored, nor sold, nor profited from. It is a heavenly fruit given by God 4 His people, and no one will profit from them.

After that, the Lord reminded me of these verses:

And the angel showed me a pure river w/the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb, coursing down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing 12 crops of fruit, w/a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used 4 medicine 2 heal the nations. Revelation 22:1-2 NLT

A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into 4 branches. One of these branches is the Pishon, which flows around the entire land of Havilah, where gold is found...2nd branch is the Gihon, which flows around the entire land of Cush. The 3rd branch is the Tigris, which flows 2 the east of Asshur. The 4th branch is the Euphrates. Genesis 2:10-14 NLT

The Interpretation to the Vision

The fruits that I saw were not just meant 2b symbolic, but one day God will do a work of supernatural intervention in nature. Fruits will indeed blossom, but there will be conditions where and how they will blossom.

God is currently looking 4 people who love the land and are willing 2 work w/Him in restoring it 2 natural health. And He will choose 4 nations, and will choose a people group or families who will become the steward of these heavenly seeds. They will become the source of these seeds that will be distributed to all nations in the world.

However, just like the manna from Heaven, these heavenly seeds will not profit anybody. And if anybody does try 2 misuse them, worms will also eat them up just like the manna that people tried 2 store 4 tomorrow when God's instructions were 2 collect it every day.

The people that God will choose will be those who love His creation, love 2 take care of it, respect His ways, and are willing 2 learn from Him. God will indeed choose the simple people 2 do significant things that will confound the world. Everybody is a potential candidate. God will show no favoritism. He is looking 4 willing, yielded vessels that He can work with.

The years 2010–2013 will be the years of calling, training and choosing. People will begin 2 feel a new love 4 His land and His ways. DON'T IGNORE THAT NUDGE. It may be as simple as finding ways 2 conserve water, light or food. Or taking better care of trash so it doesn't contaminate God's creation. Little things will mean much 4 God. It is in these areas that He will be testing us.

When the day of choosing is over, God will then pour out His mighty power over what these chosen ones are doing and it will awe the world. God will use these events 2 draw many nations and people 2 these places, and once again He will exalt Himself bcoz all people will know that THESE ARE THE WORKS OF GOD ALONE AND NO MAN CAN DUPLICATE THEM EVER.
Prayer for Discernment:
Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, send the Holy Spirit 2 breathe life into these words, if indeed these are coming from You. Let every reader sense the quickening of their spirit as they read them and confirm them 2 Your people. Let Your will be done once again in the world. And let the nations and all its people bow down b4 You again. Show Thyself 2b strong and mighty on our behalf. All these we speak by faith and ask by grace in Your Son Jesus Christ, the most powerful and precious Name. Amen.

Ching Co
Cebu City, Philippines

Ching Co currently resides in the Philippines, in Cebu City. Ching and her husband, Harry, are accountants by profession, they have 4 children and attend Word of the World Christian Fellowship.