Families with a Mission
"Have you noticed that families are ALWAYS on My heart? I am the Father of the greatest family! Families will begin to emerge as cell-groups of wisdom and teaching in My Word, as compact training grounds for the next generation. An emphasis on the home will begin to surface as leaders recognize the importance of the family concept in growing new disciples.
Families will see the need to welcome into their homes the lonely, isolated, social outcasts, spiritually lost, and even people on the fringes of society. Love will do the heavy lifting that breaks down barriers of pride, independence, fear and rejection. Watch for these; they are “Families with a Mission!”
Make ready a place in your hearts and your homes for those who will come looking for Me in you. Don’t expect the millions but the ones, for I will send you the exact number of people I know you can handle. Each of you has a part to play in this harvest, for this is not about the “superstars” but about the “common man,” the one whose simple faith in Me is enough to share with the friends I bring to his door. “Feed My sheep” is a mandate for the church in this hour!
Psalm 27:10 “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.”
Time and Place
I am calling the Body at large to recognize both time and place in My Kingdom. The importance of “Kairos time” and the call to be “In the place of My choosing” will be key factors for your positioning this next year. (Deuteronomy 12:5)
Enter the kind of rest that comes from being in the right place at the right time! Look for My ways of doing things, that you might also become more productive and fruitful in your ways. Recognize the anointing you step into when you seek Me for the times and places that I’ve chosen for you.
Outside of that Kairos time and place, it will be harder to function and to receive your personal supply of resources. (Whatever they may be.) The closer you come to Me, the more effective you will be. How do you draw closer? “Ask, and you shall receive.” A simple “yes” or “no” answer from Me will suffice to keep you on track and in your divine moments and locations.
When You Can't Break Through, Communion Will Break the Way Open!
Communion is your power tool for spiritual breakthrough. Communion with Me will break open the hard places and release for you the streams of water you need to survive. Think of Communion as a weapon, not simply a “Ritual of Remembrance.” Use it at My direction to open doors you cannot open on your own.
THIS IS A WORD ESPECIALLY FOR PASTORS: All the weapons in your arsenal will be important to you this year for various reasons and purposes. Tongues, Worship, Corporate prayer, Confession of the Word, Communion and even Fellowship will bring breaker anointings as you use them intentionally. Look carefully at how your enemy is attacking: everyone should use these weapons! Remind the enemy of his ultimate downfall; dig deep into your arsenal and use the variety of weapons you have at your disposal. One who is adept at many things will wage victorious warfare.
Sickness is countered by prayer and the Word.
Isolation and rejection are countered by fellowship.
Demonic strongholds will fall to tongues and communion.
Stealth in the Cloud
Stealth will be the name of My game this coming season, for I am switching tactics in order to prevent enemy access. That which is known and familiar to the enemy will not be done any more. You will surprise the enemy with new strategies to protect and empower My people who seek My heart daily.
My Presence will surround and empower you like a cloud as it renders you invisible. All the enemy will see is ME! The expansion of My Presence - like a mist in your midst - will open the way for you and at the same time block the way of your enemies. The enemy is blinded by My glory, and your superior navigational equipment will steer you clear of his tactics. Those who have eyes to see on the inside will not fear My Presence but will embrace and welcome it.
“He surrounded Himself with darkness as a cloud.” (Psalm 18:11)
Political & Spiritual Governance
I have not abandoned your government. In fact I'm closer than you think. I’m subtly and silently changing the course of history as I respond to the prayers of My people. All the earth will rejoice when they see the help I give to those who lead in difficult times. No leader is without a measure of support from Me. Trust that I am working behind the scenes. Do not be hopeless, like some, when speaking of those who govern you; instead, trust in My overarching plan for My people, many of whom still “trust in God.”
Trump will grow stronger in his governance of this nation until it is clear to all that He is the chosen leader for this time. National crises will be averted and credit will be given to him for his position on border control, which will prove to have been essential to America’s protection. He will stand up to the “bullies” of intimidation, lies, and terrorism and win.
In the same way, My people will be empowered by holy boldness to stand against all the havoc the enemy has wrought against them. An internal fierceness will come upon My army of believers that causes them to rise up and defend their own spiritual borders with the sure certainty of My words.
Fear and intimidation will shrink back through the knowledge of Me - of who I am and what I desire to do. Those who have previously held back out of fear will now step forward confidently, knowing that I have empowered them to share what is on their hearts for the world.
A tsunami is coming, but not a political one. A war is coming, but not a natural one. A wave of the Spirit is coming that will so change the course and nature of things that you will be amazed. What you long for and fight for is often based on natural expectations; what I hope My people will fight for is supernatural revelation. Stop looking at the face of things and reach, instead, for the heart. Stop wondering about the political landscape and look to Me to discern the spiritual terrain. You have not yet discerned in detail the boundaries of My Kingdom, nor discerned the attacks upon them! The natural reflects the spiritual - take note and look up!
I want you to see the movement of My angelic troops here on My land. See the necessity of protection around the edges of your spiritual lives, which come under repeated attacks. See the enemy of your souls - and the plan I have for his demise! You are not fighting properly yet, for one tackles this (earthly) mountain and another that one, yet few come to My mountain. Few make it their mission to fight for Me. Instead they are fighting only for earthly change.
Look up! Look up and see where I am leading! Pinpoint with accuracy your place on My map and decipher your journey. Too many are holding positions aren’t effective any longer. Too many are still fighting old battles when My strategy has shifted and your presence is required in a new location.
Release My warrior angels to the new sites of skirmish. Where you go, they will also go! You will know them when you stand with Me first, in My council-room. Do not forget Who leads this army!
New strategies are coming, yet they’ll be discerned through old disciplines of peace, listening, quiet, and worship. These are more important now than ever. Without them, you will not enter into the wisdom I have for you.
Come to Me for direction and see the joyful paths on which I lead you. Your passions will not be wasted, but put to better use.
New venues will open up for those wishing to publish the Word, especially in foreign (third-world) countries. What was impossible before is going to be easier now. I desire that all be saved, so My own hand will bring deliverance in areas where no headway has been made previously. Pray for the barriers to break down and the highway to be paved in the Spirit, that I might “roll out” My goodness to those who feared all goodness was gone.
Prepare for the Harvest!
Review the past year! Take note of the promises you have received, for promises fulfilled will give you a new confidence for what is to come. This year (2019) is not a year to stay silent but to proclaim My promises, both your own testimonies of Me and the hope you have for the future!
History is important to Me, because nothing is beyond redemption. Proclaim the good while I continue to redeem the bad. Proclamation produces victory, and victory draws those who live in defeat. Let the proclamation of My promises become a beacon to the lost, who are already coming in droves in this harvest.
Be open to new relationships with people you have not known before. Expansion of My Kingdom comes with the opening of the heart, which says to others: “There is room! Turn in here and find your rest.” A closed door (a closed heart) will take your own harvest from you and the Kingdom will suffer the consequences. Seek me for those I have for you and I will bring them to your doorstep, ready to receive!
A new level of faith - a gift of faith - will empower My chosen ones to stand firmly and see My deliverance where they have not seen it before. Bold choices will be made by many new believers, resulting in a greater number of missionaries released to the harvest in all four corners of the world.
Seeds sown by prayer in previous years are coming to maturity, and My beneficial “plants” positioned around the world through prayer will begin to do their work changing the atmosphere.
Knowledge is power, and the rapid release of information worldwide will result in a new “crop” of believers who are equipped and ready to share the Word with their neighbors.
Doubt has no place in this hour, for only faith will get the job done. Persevere and push through any doubts that still remain concerning the coming harvest and focus your attention instead on being ready to be used at a moment’s notice. Set yourself in order!"
It's Time to Build! (Exodus 35-39)
In a vision, I saw Jesus the Master Carpenter take me into His Nazarene woodworking workshop. I watched as He picked up, piece by piece, the wood He intended to carve. I heard Him say: “I only do custom work.” This Carpenter did not do any run-of-the-mill, mass production!
I saw His process of examining each piece of wood for defects (some of which were removed), admiring the unique elements we call flaws that gave the wood its character. He sanded and finished each piece so that its best elements were showcased. I saw that some pieces of wood were also joined together to make something; suddenly I realized that He was making an “Ark” (of the covenant) from the wood that represented our human lives. We were to become a container for the Presence of God, a place where the Spirit would live! I felt His love and respect for the ark itself. The poles and rings were placed there for carrying it gently and delicately, and He desired this ark to be honored as holy.
I asked this Carpenter: “What about the pieces of wood that are seriously flawed, the ones whose defects seem to be so dominant as to overshadow anything good?” He replied that these are the pieces whose imperfections He actually “plays up,” so that one is forced to confront them. Instead of hiding or removing these serious defects, He works with them, making them the most unusual aspects of His creation. The obvious flaws become the most essential feature of the piece, and its uniqueness causes the viewer to see beauty. Sometimes, it seemed, the biggest “flaw” became the centerpiece.
The simple, slow process of working piece by piece to create beauty made every project shine with the Carpenter’s touch of glory!
I then heard Him direct me to Exodus 35-39, the story of the Master Craftsmen building the tabernacle in Moses’ time. As I read, He said:
"Capitalize on your gifts and make use of the tools in your arsenal. It is time for the master craftsmen in My Kingdom to make use of their gifts for the specific tasks I have for them! Take inventory of your gifts. I will not ask you to do something you are ill-equipped for. As you yield your gifts to Me I will do miracles through you!
I am setting up a tabernacle, a permanent dwelling place for My people. It is the quality of the heart that matters, not the number of people building. Those who are willing bring more than enough! Committed people will get the job done. It’s time to build!"