The Lord has made it very clear that judgment is coming upon the earth. He uses many different phrases for judgment, but lately He has been using the phrase “winds from the north”. Winds that blow from that direction are harsh and strong, often bringing severe storms when the two opposing winds of warm and cold air collide. In the spirit realm there are two distinct forces, Almighty God and satan, that are contending for the souls of men, and they are in direct opposition to each other.
The wind is coming from the north and the south
The winds will merge, the wind is coming against thee
I have called you this day to cry out before Me
Take a position to cry out to Me
The great wind will come against thee who have sinned
There is a remnant I want to save
I have positioned you to stand before My throne room
Pray this very day, stop the winds
I have called you to pray
The storm is deep beneath the waves.
(excerpt from Living Waters 3-24-15 Winds from the North & South)
Hebrews 6:18-19 “…we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.”
When these strong winds blow, those who have put their trust and faith in Jesus Christ can rest secure in God Almighty. He will be their anchor in any wind that blows. But how can we be anchored?
Isaiah 11:2-3 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
Isaiah shows us seven things Almighty God has given to everyone who believes in His Son, Jesus Christ, as their Savior, to help us stand in the midst of storms:
Great times of judgment and testing are coming to the people of the earth, and we are beginning to see them. How will we react to these strong and fierce winds? I urge you to run now and anchor yourself to the only hope we have, Almighty God! Get to know Him through His Word and though your times of prayer and worship in the secret place.
This wind has a focus, and it is raging at thee
The battleground is there all around
I want you to anchor your feet in the ground
The wind will blow and you will stand strong, you see
Do not allow it to intimidate thee
Oh but when it comes, wrap yourself completely around Me
I will be the anchor, you see, the anchor of faith that is inside of thee
You will anchor yourself, and anchor yourself to Me
(Excerpt from prophetic word spoken May 17, 2020)
Psalms 86:2,4,16 “Save your servant who trusts in you! . . .Rejoice the soul of your servant, for to You, Adonai, I lift up my soul. . . Give Your strength to Your servant, and save the son of your maidservant.”
A servant in the Bible is much different than the way we visualize one today. Oh to be Adonai’s servant, owned completely, known fully, called personally, walking together intimately! Godly, dedicated, but also needy and desiring— learning, believing, committed, and confident without fear or doubt. A servant is always seeking to walk in Truth, always reverent, and forever worshipful! This kind of servant leads, whether from in front or behind, so that generations following see Life, Light, and Love! Their living garden ALWAYS carries the fragrance of TESTIMONY and WORSHIP.
SERVANT leaders spend their lives investing and coaching so that others may reach their full purpose and potential! Each Servant, in the absence of their Master, has been given a task to perform to help another to develop their own heights of Intimacy, while they themselves are still being fully known and watching-anticipating His return!
Blessed Daughter, I call you today - My servant, My foot soldier, My devoted lover, and My faithful gatekeeper! Daughter, SING INTO YOUR WELL OF SALVATION! I declare to you this day that both your rest and joy are found in the Well! You cannot begin to know the Seeds of lands and nations that are in your Well. I give you BREATH to draw Water from the Well with JOY! Sing, sing, sing, sing, I say SING with these BREATHS for I Myself have penned Redemption’s Story on every individual seed. Your Song of devotion stands in the GAP, I say, in every way! Sing in the Spirit, let your song of your knees stay in tempo with Me! Sing into the gap for it will close their doors and strengthen their gates so that they may make Me their CHOICE! Stand at this Servant’s Gate and wave My Banner high. I am the first Holy Servant (Acts 4.27-30) making many servants after Me, for Pentecost to be poured out again on all the land!
Psalms 86:11-12 Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore.
Servant-Bride, unite your heart to Mine with singleness of heart. Have no other allegiances or distractions. I encourage you to read all of Psalms 86. It is a song of God’s servant, David, singing of His excellence and unwavering devotion.
We are used to asking God to come into our hearts to comfort us, but in this time, God is calling His remnant to come into a place of deep abiding within His heart. There is so much going on in the world today that breaks God’s heart, and He is calling us to comfort Him. He shared with Me this morning, “I am calling My intercessors to truly pray for what is grieving My Heart. Not many will slow down to hear My voice, and even fewer will really take the time to thoroughly pray what is on My heart.”
Below is an excerpt from a prophetic Psalm from “Hear My Heart’s Cry – A Voice that will Listen”.
I am changing things and changing ways
Changing everything around you will not be the same
Do you not see how I have called upon thee
I have called for a voice that will listen to Me
I have called upon one that will hear Me and declare My Name
I have called on one that will have no shame
I have called, I have called, I have called to thee
I have called out and I have called out to you deliberately
I have called you in every way
Will you not listen to Me this day
Will you not hear My pains in My heart
Will you not and will you continue to depart
Will you not see what I say this day
What I am saying to you is what is in My heart
Now I need you to pray
We need to grow up in our prayers. I’m not saying we are to forsake praying for what is on our hearts, but we need to be very attuned to what is on God’s heart and pray it. From the beginning, God created men and women to rule over the earth.
Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Part of being a faithful steward of this world is to raise up prayers to God for His help. The Lord moves on behalf of the people on the earth because of the prayers we pray. Do you really understand that? I pray you are as convicted as I am by this truth. We know God is calling His remnant to slow down and come into His heart. The invitation is open to all believers – will we accept it? Let us take this the next few days to truly sit at His feet in sincere repentance. Almighty God is calling to us to be a voice that will listen to the cries of His heart.
Yesterday the Lord spoke to us boldly telling us to slow down and stop following the crowd. They are rushing towards the wide gate, pushing and shoving the whole way. The crowds are going in the wrong direction because they have a different agenda, one that is not of God. God warned us to not follow the crowds, but to go in a different direction, towards the narrow gate.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Why do we follow the crowd? Why do their voices get our attention more than God’s voice?
Here is an excerpt that the Lord spoke to us this week:
Do not follow the voices that you hear that day, do not even go their very way
Oh the voices will be loud, be loud, you see
There will be a great warning, a great warning to thee
That you will not go when the voices are loud and the crowd is going in one way
You will stop and you will stand and you will say that is the way that I will not go this day
The way is the only way, the truth and the light that is in the only Savior, Jesus Christ
Oh do you not see there is a great deception that is coming against thee
John 14:6 Jesus said to them, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Me.
The narrow way is the path the Lord has chosen for all of His people to walk. A way of holiness and reliance upon the Lord for everything. But in order to walk in His Way, we must be cleansed of our sinful ways. In His prophetic word the Lord told us six times to clean our hands, and then seven times to cleanse our hands.
As we grow up to know the Lord more, cleansing is vital for us to walk in His ways! God promises us that He will be our God and we will be His people if we accept the free gift of salvation by believing in Jesus Christ as our Savior. For all who have done this, we are to come out from the midst of the crowd who have not accepted Jesus and be separate, and not touch what is unclean. God further promises us that He will be a father to us and we shall be His sons and daughters. (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
The entire Prophetic Word is available to download in the column to the right: Follow God's Chosen Way
Yesterday we looked at the trap of pride in our lives. Unfortunately one place this has manifested is in the Church! God calls everyone who believes in His Son Jesus Christ as their Savior to be brothers and sisters who love and respect one another.
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Churches should be the most unified places in the world, and all Believers should be in perfect harmony with one another, but that is not the case. We tend to think the denominations and traditions we grew up with are the only right way, and everyone who thinks differently than us is wrong!
This morning I listened to a gathering of 5 pastors from around the world, all men whom I have respected for some time. They were from different backgrounds and nationalities. They were honoring each other for the things they have always admired about each other. One man was humbled and convicted when he said that one of the pastors was disciplined to never speak a negative word about anyone else. This was made more obvious because he was going through great persecution and accusations from other churches, but he never once spoke against them.
1 Peter 2:23 and while being reviled, He (Jesus) did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;
The pastor telling the story confessed that the same could not be said about him. He repented in front of the other pastors, and the thousands who were listening in. He said he should be honoring all Christians as his brethren, but instead he tended to criticize them.
Another pastor spoke up with great tears in his eyes repenting for the words he had spoken against pastors (even some of the men he as directly talking with), in the areas where he did not totally agree with their theology. Great conviction humbled him in front of these other pastors, as he asked for their forgiveness. He had learned that they were great men of the Word, and even if they had some differences, they deserved to be honored. He resolved in his heart to stop judging the characteristics and traditions in other churches, and instead humbly love them. He went on to say that our criticism of one another has produced a destructive religious spirit that dwells among different denominations and traditions. This spirit can be dismantled through honest and open repentance and forgiveness. Then the body of Christ can truly be in oneness under the leadership of Jesus Christ!
What about you? Are you disciplined to never speak a negative word of criticism about someone? No matter what they may say about you?
Let’s confess our sins to one another, and hold each other accountable in this area. May the spirit of honoring one another be upon us in a great way! Then the power of God will be able to move freely through us.
If you read the prophecy from yesterday you saw that America is in trouble, and pride is at the root of it. Something is attracting the two breasts out of the sea straight to our nation’s center of government. It is most likely pride, greed, and power. Each side of our government is continually speaking against the pride, greed, and abuse of power the other side has, without seeing it in themselves. We have become prideful, and that is NEVER good.
Proverbs 16:18-20 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud. He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
Pride – exaltation, arrogance, preeminence, self-driven to be the best
Destruction – fracture, ruin, break in pieces
Haughty – arrogance, pride
Stumbling – falling into ruin
God knows how to humble us, to break the grip of pride off of our lives. He does this by allowing us to undergo pain and judgment, for the purpose of getting our attention so we will repent and turn back whole-heartedly to the Lord.
Hebrews 12:5-6 You have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; for those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives."
In this passage in Hebrews we see that the Lord disciplines us when we are straying from God’s way for our lives. He does this out of His incredible love for us and His desire for us to return completely to Him. His discipline starts with a reproof – a convicting message we hear in church or in our quiet time. If we do no heed this word of reproof, He will bring us discipline. This would involve some pain to get us to become aware that we are off track. But if we allow our hearts to be overcome by pride and refuse to repent, He will bring scourging. In the natural, scourging is a very painful form of punishment.
Right now the entire world is going through a time of scourging, with His judgment of the corona virus and the ensuing curtailing of our freedoms and the devastation of our economies. We must see that we too are full of pride and self-driven. Remember pride leads to destruction, and destruction means to fracture and break in to pieces. We must humble ourselves before the Lord and repent of our pride before it totally fractures our faith, families, churches, states, and country.
Please take the time today to ask the Lord to show you the areas in your heart that are filled with pride, and even the ones where pride is trying to get a foothold. God is pleading with us to give attention to His Word and trust in Him!
We received a prophecy this morning of two beasts that are coming to the United States to bring to bring a greater defilement to the land and people. A gate had opened from the Atlantic Ocean because of something declared by our forefathers in Philadelphia at the birth of the United States.
These beasts have to go to Washington DC first, where they will deal with the minds of the people. They will settle there for a while, setting up a stronghold in our governmental systems. Many, many, many people will be deceived. Then they will go north into Philadelphia, where they have rights to that land because of an ancient covenant one or more of our founding fathers made with the enemy. Because of this claim, these beasts will bring destruction and strife that will spread across the entire nation – first to the south and then to the west.
If you have any information about this ancient covenant, please let us know in the comments.
Then the prophecy shifts with God entering the battle, standing up to fight for His people who are not able to stand up for themselves yet. The Lord is doing this by raising up a remnant of intercessors to stand in the gap for His people who are struggling with the darkness, deception, defilement and destruction of these beasts. Almighty God is zealous that NONE of His people will be misled.
Matthew 24:24-25"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. "Behold, I have told you in advance.
We must pray that all believers will be strengthened and understand what God is doing, instead of believing the lie of the beasts.
Note – God is very clear in this prophecy: this is not the end yet. This is an awakening of the church to truly know the Lord and become strengthened in Him. Then they will be able to withstand the coming judgments of God and the times of tribulation from the final beast, the antichrist. If the end came right now, too many believers would fall away from their faith!
The entire prophecy is in the margin to the right.
In the midst of the judgment God is sending upon the earth, there is a seducing and dark spirit that is coming upon us, bringing a cloud of confusion, division, and helplessness to our minds. We must diligently seek the Lord and keep our eyes solely upon Him to not become entangled in it. The enemy is coming to bring great deception to the church first. If it no longer is a place of light and truth, the rest of the world will quickly bow to the darkness. In order to not be seduced by this dark and deceptive spirit we must practice righteousness. We must take responsibility for our sins. This means we must: see and acknowledge our sins, repent and turn from them, and ask the Lord to cleanse us from them – continually.
As the darkness is growing, we must purpose to:
God is giving us a small window of time to truly get to know Him. Are we making the most of this time to study His Word as never before and to sit at His feet to gain understanding? Are we spending quality time in prayer with our Heavenly Father to hear His heart and pray it?
Hosea 6:1-3 Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.
Pursuing knowledge is pressing in to know the Lord and His Word as never before, so we can truly know Him and discern His voice, causing us to walk in total obedience to Him! We must be a priesthood who keeps knowledge. The Hebrew word for “keep” is shamar, which means to guard, protect, be attentive to, and preserve. As the Lord instructs us, we must pass it on to others.
Malachi 2:6-7 True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
We are being tested, but once we are strengthened by the Lord and His Word, then we are to strengthen our brothers. We do this by praying for each other, and encouraging each other in the Word of God to live holy lives that are pleasing and honoring to Him.
Luke 23:22 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.
In a very short time our world has been radically changed. The Lord spoke to us six years ago and told us He was going to bring change to everything and everybody. Of course we had no idea what that would look like, but change has definitely come to everybody. He said He was bringing this change so we will know that He is close to us and to let us know He wants us to be with Him. (Living Water Book - A Change Has Come, 7-27-14)
Have we sought to get closer to the Lord these last two months? I would say we have. When our world gets shaken, Christians tend to run to God for answers, protection, and comfort. During this time it seems like God has been speaking to His people more than before, or maybe we are just listening more out of desperation.
In the same prophetic psalm, God warned us in to Embrace the change and not look back to what our lives had been before. He kept repeating: “Don’t look behind.” I keep hearing people say they just want their lives to be what they were before, they are waiting for things to get back to normal. God brought this radical change to get our attention, and to bring us closer to Him; not to give us time off from our usual activities for a time and then return to life as usual!
I am crying out to God to help me not go back to the way I was before, but to embrace all the changes God has put in my life and the ones He desires to put in my life going forward. I do not want my flesh to deceive me, and pull me off the mountain I am climbing to be closer to God. Let’s trust God in what He is doing, and embrace the changes He is bringing to strengthen and mature our relationship with Him. We must not go back to the way things were, and we must not turn around and long for them. It did not go well for Lot’s wife when she looked back instead of going forward.
Genesis 19: 17, 26 So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, "Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed… But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.
Change has come on every side
You must come and abide
I will take you on this ride
God is with us every moment of our lives if we will just abide.
Many people I have talked to this week have told me they are weary, and I have to confess I too have been weary. The word weary means: having our strength exhausted, to be fatigued. This is an exhaustion of our bodies, our minds, our will, and our emotions.
I have experienced exhaustion in my body when I have crammed too much into each day. I have experienced an exhausted mind when I have studied and written all day preparing for various Bible studies. I have experienced exhaustion in my emotions from the horrible tragedies and injustices I have prayed for. I experienced all these this week, and I am sure you have too.
I would not have considered a will could be weary, but after 2 months of severe restrictions on our normal life activities, our wills are in rebellion. This has caused our patience to be exhausted and our minds to be discouraged. To me when exhaustion meets discouragement we become WEARY!
God has many verses about the help He offers when we are weary:
Life is difficult and sometimes it is downright overwhelming, but we need to keep our hearts and eyes upon our Lord and the promises He has given us in His Word. Then we can victoriously persevere and endure all that He allows to come into our lives. Here is an excerpt from a prophetic psalm that was shared this morning:
I will pour out rest for My people, to those who are willing to breathe Me in. Breathe in the lovely freedom of My Rest. Your resting in Me is so beautiful to Me, as I see that you can trust Me in everything I have given to you.
Weariness is always caused by something. Please take the time today to talk to the Lord and ask Him to search the depths of your heart to see what is the root cause of your exhaustion. What is exhausting our strength? What is making our minds weary? What is moving our emotions?
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all you cares upon Him, for He cares for you.
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