It’s About the Testimony

John Bradley
John Bradley

His name was John Bradley Morrison. I first met him early in 2004 at a morning bible study hosted by Pastor Ken Smith of Heartland Church in Brownwood, Texas. Brad was handsome, charismatic, funny and had an infectious smile, the kind of gentleman you hoped to know better. I sensed that somehow our lives were going to be connected in some way, little did I know just how much.

Just days before Brad walked into Heartland Church, he introduced himself to Pastor Dawn and told her of his past. Brad said to her, “I want to know God, am I in the right place?” She said, “You’re in the right place and you’re not the first.” Brad’s past mistakes troubled him and caused him great pain in his life.

I wanted to see Brad hook up with us in our bible study and win in Christ and he did just that, Brad became a doer of the word and grew in the faith week by week. He was so hungry for the Word, that we nicknamed him “Sponge Brad Square Pants,” he identified with the name and even got up once in front of the whole church and spoke of those early days in his pursuit of God and his new nickname.

From time to time I would counsel with Brad and he’d talk about the pain of his past and how it was troubling his soul. His job required him to drive many miles each day from city to city, as he drove, Holy Spirit would settle on him at times and he would weep and weep. God was washing him and cleansing him over and over again.

In mid-October, 2006, Brad went on a church group cruise. I remember Brad and several of us were touring through the ship before we set sail. We walked into one of the lounges where they had Karaoke in the evenings. Brad did great impressions, especially of Hank Hill as well as other characters, so we asked him to step up on the stage and entertain us, we took our seats as he began to do impressions. Unknown to us there was a man behind the curtain who was tuning a piano, the man began to play a song and Brad sang along with the tune. After hearing Brad sing for a few bars, we heard the man from behind the curtain say, “Next!” Brad said, “Next song?” The man responded with, “No, next entertainer!” We all cracked up in laughter.

In the summer months of 2006, my wife and I were shown in dreams and visions that Brad and our daughter Wendy were to be married. We didn’t say a word to either one of them but in late October, Brad came to my wife and I, to her son Jason, his wife Jodie and our pastors and asked permission to date our daughter; It was pure, holy, God ordained and the one word that best describes Brad is “honor”.

They dated in our living room, we called it “the parlor” and kept their relationship pure before God, sensing a divine appointment had come into their lives and they didn’t want to mess it up. Little did we know, that we were all on a path of a divine encounter with God.

Our Brad knew how to make everyone feel special regardless if it was the first time you met him or as a long time acquaintance.

Wendy and Brad married December 8, 2006 in the living room of our home and the ceremony was attended by his family and pastors. During the wedding, Holy Spirit moved upon Wendy’s brother Jason as he went into travail and continued throughout the entire ceremony.

Brad was diagnosed with cancer in June of 2007, it was inoperable and he was valiant in his fight, standing in faith each day. He never complained or showed any anger or bitternress. So many people were praying and standing in faith right alongside with him even though we weren’t seeing the healing manifest that we knew God could do at any moment.

When I asked the Father why we hadn’t seen his healing manifest, I heard Him say, “It’s about the testimony.” The next morning while in my quiet time, I asked the Father to help me better understand the testimony and He said, “You have to understand the testimony.” I knew then that things weren’t going to go the way we all expected, I knew that God has something special planned, but we would have to walk this out together with Brad to see what it was.

As the months passed and Brad’s illness progressed, the Lord began to show us that there wasn’t going to be a healing miracle for him, and yet knowing this, we still prayed and battled right alongside with Brad every day.

Two weeks and six days before Brad passed away, we went and picked him up from his home and brought him over to our house for the afternoon. He loved it in our home, it was a special place for him and has been for years for those who love God. He wept at the thought of leaving so we let him stay as long as he wished.

Five days before Brad passed away he came to Wendy and my wife, telling them he didn’t feel ‘right.’ My wife came and asked me to come and pray for him. When I laid hands on his shoulders, I immediately went into travail, voicing to God in deep anguish all of our discouragement, pain and disappointment. In the battle against cancer, we had arrived at the place where there was nothing else we could do spiritually for Brad. As long as I live, I don’t think I will ever forget how helpless it feels to be in that place.

As we were praying for him that night, I saw a vision of Jesus suffering on the cross, He was struggling for breath as his body lifted up and then back down. Jesus and I were breathing in sync together, over and over as He labored to breathe, I labored to breathe. I suddenly knew this was why Jesus bore the cross for all mankind, so we could come when we are helpless, hopeless and desperate and in time of need. Oh, the cross, how dear it us to the saints of God.

Brad fought the good fight of faith and his body and soul was tired, and his quality of life had all but diminished. It was time to release him to Jesus at the cross and in deep sorrow I released Brad to Christ. When I did this, the mood of the holy encounter with Christ changed, I told my wife and daughter to listen, God wanted to speak. My wife and I didn’t hear anything but his wife Wendy heard, “I will come to Brad tonight and reveal Myself to him.” After that, the travail lifted, leaving the three of us in awe of this holy encounter with Jesus and the presence of God that rested upon us afterwards.

That night, the Lord gave me a dream about what happened in the encounter that evening, He showed me a very corporate hand-off procedure that represented Brad was being handed off to Jesus. I saw an envelope with Brad’s name on it being transferred from our hands to Holy Spirit and then to Jesus. I woke up immediately after the dream at 2:00 AM and cried out to God, “Why Brad, why him Lord?” I heard the father say, “Brad has lived a tormented life and even tormented in death. He’s with Me now”.

Brad bravely kept his faith and as our dear pastor ministered words of comfort to him that is was okay to go on and get his reward in heaven, he responded with a barely perceptible “amen.” Brad’s physical struggle eased and he went into a place of peace. Earlier the nurses were administering pain medicine ever half-hour and after prayer with his pastor, to my knowledge, he didn’t need anymore. Brad slipped away four hours later on Thursday, April 3, 2008 in our home, he was surrounded by his family.

The night of his passing, I was awakened in the middle of the night by the Lord and once again I asked Him to help me understand the testimony, I told the Father our hearts were saddened and we needed to understand.

The Father began to say, “I didn’t do what was best for Me but what was best for Brad”. Truly, God would have a received a great testimony should the miracle have occurred, and I thought of the analogy of a card game, where God was holding an unbeatable hand but chose to fold so Brad could win. Brad could have been healed but it wouldn’t have ended his torment.

Some of us have things in our past which the judicial system and society has labeled us with. Brad lived with this every day. Everywhere Brad lived his past followed him, there was no way of getting away from it as long as he lived.

After this, I began to see God in a way, a way that I had never seen Him before, instead of glorifying Himself, He did what was best for Brad. The bible says “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to {His} purpose. Romans 8:28

“And God has proven His faithfulness by giving us His own Son which was better for us than it was for God. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” Romans 8:32

This is the testimony that to those who love God you can trust Him to do what’s best for you in every situation regardless what it pertains too. The Father once asked my wife, “Do you want me to give you what you think you want or what you really want”? Trust Him in every situation and I pray that you will get understanding and grow in knowledge of Him character each day.

Brad’s now totaly healed and experiencing glorious wonders beyond our ability to express or understand. The life and spirit behind his inspired prayers will continue to bear fruit in our lives and produce a great harvest in the days and years to come. I look forward to seeing him again when Christ comes!

In loving memory of a dear son, a brother in Christ, whom we were proud to know, to love and whom we will miss dearly.
To read the dreams Holy Spirit gave our family only a few days following our dear brother in Christ passing click here… Holy Dreams

Bro. Bill



  • I’ve Come For Your Words (Angelic Visitation)

    On January 11, 2008, I heard the Father say, “In the coming days you will see a light in your house from time to time. When you see this light, it is the time of the descending angel’s arrival, he comes for your prayer requests, give him your prayer requests for an express delivery to Me”.I told my wife about what I had heard in my quiet time and that we needed to get a mental list of prayer requests ready for the angel’s arrival.

    On January 14, 2008, while my wife and I were sitting on the front porch engaged in a wonderful intimate conversation, I said to her ”Years ago when I saw the vision of the second coming I was in the Spirit.” When I said that, I was suddenly shot in the heart by what felt like an arrow or perhaps pierced by a sword. My body rocked back in the chair and I became weak and tearful as I began to experience the passion that Jesus has for me. When I looked at my wife, I saw an open vision of her naked before me and I felt the highest level of passion a man could possibly have or understand for a woman. The passion I was feeling for her was a God-kind of passion that burned in me. Jesus was portraying to me that what I was feeling towards my wife, was actually how he feels towards his bride, Jesus the passionate lover of our souls.

    On January 15, 2008, at 3:23 AM I awoke and said to myself, “Ten minutes until 3:33 AM” and went back to sleep. Often through the years, God has awakened me at 3:33 AM and I know many other saints who will tell you the same thing. Indeed my wife woke me at 3:33 AM and the following is an excerpt from her journal of an angel sent by God.

    Journal Entry January 15, 2008 “Rayneous”

    “At 3:33am I was awakened and I knew there was an angel downstairs in the hall in front of the door, in just moments, the angel was at the foot of our bed and facing us.

    At first I felt afraid and couldn’t open my eyes, and during the entire time he was at our bed, Bill and I both felt our insides melt like wax, I had tears, we felt heat, cold, nausea and weakness. The large, very gentle angel was half man and half horse, (a centaur) he was completely flesh colored, he wore a small, silver helmet, had blonde hair and had a bow and arrow pulled in his hands.

    The angel lowered the bow and arrow and placed them into a holder on his left side, he took out a gold writing instrument and a scroll of paper and was poised ready to write and said to me, “I am Rayneous, you may call me Ray, I’ve come for your words.” After I whispered to him all my goals, desires and prayers, I tapped Bill on the shoulder and said, “Bill, there’s an angel at the foot of our bed, his name is Rayneous and he’s come for our words. I told him my prayers and desires now you do the same.” Rayneous gently walked over to Bill’s side of the bed and was ready to write as Bill spoke softly.

    I have a knowing that this angel walked through every room of our home before leaving. Bill and I lay in bed until 4:34am unable to return to sleep and with the symptoms as described above. When we were able to do so, we got up out of bed and went on to our regularly scheduled morning prayer early. The hour seemed to go by as fast as 10 minutes!”

    Later that morning when when we recalled the event of the night, we knew that the angel that had shot me in the heart only hours before was the same angel that came for our prayers. Often, when we know that an angel has arrived hours or a days before they actually reveal to us their assignment.

    Scripture Reference:
    Daniel 10:12 Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding {this} and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.



  • The Lord Is Righting the Ship

    Prophecy 3-26-08″For too long the intolerant have been tolerated in My house. The mummers and the complainers and those who bring strife and division have been allowed to remain under the surface of the eyes of man, but not My eye. For it is at this time, I am exposing the hidden reefs that have caused many to shipwreck.

    As a clear beacon is set to warn others away so shall they be marked as examples to stay away from such as these. Navigate around them and teach others not to end up like them being hazards to My plan, My purposes and most of all My people. I am not slack in My duties nor is My timing delayed, for it is at this time that I so choose to purge My house of those who bring only contempt for the plan and purposes of God. So I say the wind of the storm will soon blow even harder on their hiding places, exposing every rock, crevice and reef.

    Then I will say to the storm My faithful ones, ‘Be still and be at peace’ for I have given you safe passage through all the danger. Now enter into My rest, for I AM the Lord God of My Harbor”.

    Scripture Ref:
    Jude 1:12-19 These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever. {It was} also about these men {that} Enoch, {in} the seventh {generation} from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their {own} lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of {gaining an} advantage. But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.

    v.20-21 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

    1 Tim. 1:19 keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.



  • Fall On Me (Angelic Visitation)

    policemanIn the night of January 27, 2008, during the fourth watch (3:00 AM -6:00 AM), I was awakened by the presence of an angel standing at the foot of the bed. I rose up and said, “Lord open my eyes to see” and then I saw the angel with my spiritual eyes. He was dressed in dark blue police uniform. I waited for a few moments and sensed that there was nothing required of me at that moment and went back to sleep.

    Our daughter, Wendy was dropped off at our house by her husband that same morning. We asked her when we needed to give her a ride to work and she said she was going to hang around for a while. Wendy is a great employee and really loves her job so this struck me as very odd for her.

    I went upstairs to pray for wisdom and thought about the angelic visitor, which came to me early that morning. I asked the Father, “What does a policeman angel come to do? “ He said, “Arrest!” Then He gave me the song, “Fall On Me” performed by the “Shekinah Glory Ministry”. It had to be that song performed by that choir. I knew I had to find this CD immediately and play it. I grabbed it and ran downstairs and as I breezed past Wendy I said, “All I know is that I’ve got to play “Fall On Me” and I’ve got to play it now“!

    As the music began to play and the words came forth:
    Fall on meFall on me Let your manifested glory fall on me…
    The holy presence of God began to fall on me. I now was in the arms of the “policeman angel” right there in the den. I was being arrested by an angel sent by God, while I bowed at the sofa.

    The spirit of travail fell on me and I began to go into levels of travail I didn’t know existed. I felt a powerful squeezing sensation all over my body, but mostly on my head. I was in a head lock by an angel of God, an arresting angel.

    As the songs on the CD played one by one and the intensity of the music would rise and fall, the intensity of the travail followed. At the end of the tenth song the spirit of travail lifted. When I rose up ad looked for Wendy, I saw her laying in tears on the kitchen floor. She had been overcome by the His presence and power also.

    Young Choir Members SingingI believe the spirit of travail is one of the most holy things of God and so powerful when He moves on the human spirit man to intercede on behalf of a soul in need. As the words in the song say, “Some soul is depending on you Lord”, “Someone one is looking to mend a broken heart”, “Someone is lonely and they need you to comfort them”, “Someone’s lost and they need your guidance”.

    As soon as the spirit of travail came it lifted after the tenth song finished on the CD titled “Holy of Holies”. The glorious manifestation lasted about fifty minutes.

    My dear saints of God, may we never forget what a compassionate God we serve. My prayer is that we all come to the knowledge of Him. Will you we seek to know who He is, His nature, and His character and to know the depths of His love beyond all understanding?

    Bro. Bill

    What glorious words written by Deacon Anthony & Rose Harper and recorded by Shekinah Glory Ministry:

    As we enter Lord, to worship
    And we get on one accord
    your presence fills the temple
    everything we need and more
    your manifested glory
    it is wonderful to see
    I seek your face
    here in this place
    oh come…let, it, fall…on me…
    Lord, Lord, Lord, come on, Lord, come on
    Some soul, is depending on you Lord Oh yes it is
    Someone is looking, to mend, a broken heart yes they are
    Someone’s lonely and they need you, to comfort them to comfort them,
    Someone’s lost and they need your guidance Oh Lord, come on down,
    Let your Holy Ghost, let your anointing,
    Let your Shekinah Glory, let it fall down On me,
    On me, On me, On me…
    Let it fall down
    Lord let it fall down
    I need you Lord to let your spirit fall down On me…



  • Why Honor is Vital

    Why Honor?Jesus is the King of all Glory and Honor.I asked the Father what is honor?

    1. Honor believes God’s purpose and will are being manifested in and through other Christians and that they too are in right standing with God.

    2. Honor removes judgment from your heart.

    3. Honor positions you for promotion.

    4. Honor provides you with the mechanism to advance in all areas of your life.

    5. Honor says, “Salute”, when you feel like slapping someone.

    6. Honor gives your heart the open door to My throne to come in with all boldness and excitement.

    Note: God’s heart is to honor all and to see all as His creation even though He risks being hurt by the ones who refuse to see the truth. God still honors their right for you to be wrong.

    Restrictions on God / Others!

    Many Christians have put restrictions on what they will allow to be confronted in their life by God.

    I was given a dream where I was working as a landscaper and there was a old woman (represents Holy Spirit) who gave me a detailed tour of each person’s yard in the neighborhood. The lady said, “This one wants only the front yard mowed but do not touch the back yard at all.

    Then she showed me the next house and said, “Now this one will allow their back yard to be mowed but don’t touch the front yard. Some houses had hedges that were over grown but in no way was I to touch them. After this I was shown the rest of the houses in this neighborhood and told what each one wanted and what they didn’t want done to their property.

    I looked across the street and there was one house which the roof had caved in. The house was now full of hay stacked as high as where the roof used to be. This house represented peoples lives who refuse to allow God to mainicure and do landscapping in their lives. This one house was in a more advanced stage of decay. I said, “How could anyone remember what each person wants”?

    The yard’s represent those areas in our life where God wants to use His landscaper (people, people in ministry, authoritive figures, people who oppose us, Holy Spirit, etc…) to come in and work freely in order to beautify the entire home. Wouldn’t you like a sign in your yard that said, “Lawn of the Month “?

    God is a consuming fire and wants you to put yourself into His fire and allow the dead things in you to be burned up. Don’t draw back from Him. The quickest correction I have ever received from the Lord was by doing just that, drawing back!

    Scripture reference: Jn. 15: 1-11, Heb. 12:29 for our God is a consuming fire.

    Why Christians Fail to Make Progress?

    Rising profitsWhen webput up a boundary in any area of our life we limit God. Self imposed boundaries limit what God can do in your life. Often the boundaries are developed from unresolved issues in our life, either from parents, associations, tragic events, rejection, low self image, etc.

    God refuses to give up on us and allow these areas to go unchallenged. These un-dealt limitations show up when we interface with people in authority, such as persons appointed to one of the 5 fold offices, authority figures such as a supervisor/manager, parent, teachers, personal relationships, even in how we react to company/church policy or policy changes. These limitations continue to cause you to act out as a rebel, however subtle it may be.

    Definition of a Rebel and Their Characteristics

    A rebel is someone who is opposing or taking arms against a government or ruler, refusing or neglecting to obey, resisting treatment or management and is disobedient, against, bitter, wants to always change things to their liking, grievous, initiates provocations, stubborn, revolters that produce revolting acts & debates, backsliders, one who turns away from truth and withdraws.

    Signs That You Are Rebellious

    When we encounter levels of authority we tend to challenge it head on or perhaps in a more subtle manner reflected in our attitude towards others, or against policy changes or procedure.

    Rebels are touchy & easily offended, needing special care.

    Often a rebel will disassociated themselves from authority figures placed in their life because they will not submit from their heart. This is because they aren’t not fully submitted to God in the first place.

    A rebel will throw up boundaries around areas of their life to keep people of authority out because the rebel wants to always be in control.

    A rebel wants you to provide them with information while all the time shutting you out from their life. This is a subtle form of control.

    A rebel will go from person to person seeking counsel so they can hear sweet words but will not press into God for His guidance in these matters.

    A rebel first begins by distances themselves from leadership authority. This shows up in their performance. They may do what you ask but it may not be with their best effort.

    A rebel will often ignore specific request by not producing the desired results.

    Romans 2:1-13 (v13.) It is the doers of the Word who are justified.

    Col. 3:22 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God. V. 23 And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men v. 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.



  • An Angel Came in the Window Today

    Jupiter and IoOn numerous occasions through out the years, I have received major revelations in the mysteries and secrets of God during a certain planetary alignment in regards to the end-times. I first recognized this when I reviewed my journals and compared the dates to the celestial alignments at the time that I received revelation and noticed that Venus & Mercury were in conjunction during these times. During these events I also noticed an increase in angelic visitations, dreams and visions. However, angelic activity isn’t limited to only this celestial event in any way. (Conjunction means when two celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky.)

    Angelic Visitation Today:
    On Wednesday 3/19/08 at 4:20 PM, I was sitting in my quiet-time chair with my kitty in my lap, suddenly the vertical blinds in the window behind my head began to spread open and close.
    The blinds moved as the wings of the angel flapped. This occurred 4-5 times and needless to say, it got my attention.Jae, my wife, came downstairs a few minutes later and sat in the chair to my right. I told her that an angel had just come in the house through the window behind my head. Our cat moved to a new vantage point on the top of the love seat, staring at the blinds for a longest of time as we just sat still in the presence of holiness. Jae began to weep and felt the angel pass over and through her body as it moved deeper into the house. Then our cat hopped down and cautiously crawled into the window to snoop around behind the blinds to see what caused this strange activity.

    Many times over the years our cat would walk into our bedroom at night as the boards under her feet creaked. The first time I heard this the kitty was only 6 months old, weighing about 7 pounds. I’ve walked on the same areas of the floor that the cat does and I can’t make the boards creak, even to this day. Perhaps I discuss this subject in more detail in another blog some day soon.Note: I’m writing this blog at 12:30 AM and an angel just came down the hall and apparently its left wing bumped into the sliding folding door in the den entrance. Immediately I sensed an extreme holy presence come upon me. I said out loud, “Uh Oh!”

    A very strong anointing settled on my head and the back of my head began to throb. It seemed like the blood vessels in my head and neck were as big as my fist. I reached back to feel my head to see if it was bulging out and there wasn’t grotesque shapes going on.

    12:40 AM – I few minutes later I went and reclined in my quiet-time chair and began seeking the presence of the Lord again. An angel came up to me and put what felt like a blanket of holiness over me. As I began praise the Lord by saying “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord”. Then I heard a tapping sound on the wall on the opposite side of the room.

    As I praised God it would continue…tap, tap, tap and when I stop praising, the tapping stopped. I started praising again and the tapping started up just like before. It sounded like it was coming from the outside of the house to the inside. After awhile I then retired to bed and slept like a baby all night.

    Major prophets have prophesied that this year the body of Christ will witness an increase of angelic activity like they have never known before.

    Man First Heard Faith in the Constellations

    In Gen:1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

    Seasons is the Hebrew word: mow`ed which means “appointed place, appointed time, meeting” I don’t want to fill your head with allot of celestial jargon here in this blog, but I do want you to stretch your thinking a bit to take hold of some Biblical truth. Now before we move into the meaning of the current alignment I want to show you one more series of verses so you will be open to what I’m saying.

    Rom. 10:17-18 So faith {comes} from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. v18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; “THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD.”

    Their voice in verse 18 is the heavens as given in Psalms 19:1-4: The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun.

    See the gospel preached below in the planets

    Mercury Venus Occult 3/19-24/08

    Mercury: Coming and coming again(traveler)or coming and returning (Mercury, the consoling prospect that He should return with intensified luster) (Think ascending & descending as in angels)

    Venus: Like those, an emblem of the Church of the faithful under all dispensations, The star of beauty, As above all others splendid (Venus, the beauty of His sister-spouse (Song 4:9,10) the Church)

    Aquarius: The pouring forth of spiritual blessings.

    Summary: Basically, the celestial alignment means that Mercury represents angelic (Gabriel) activity and Venus represents the church (ekklesia), and in the constellation Aquarius is the “pouring forth”. Boil it down we are going to see the out pouring of gifts to the church marked by an increase angelic activity.
    It’s kind of hard to see in the picture below but if you look right where the spout of water is being poured out in Aquarius you can vaguely make out the two planets in occult. I tried everything I know to do with graphics and still couldn’t get a better picture.


  • Holy Spirit Our Helper

    Often when Christians think of Holy Spirit they only see Him as a helper in their spiritual walk and not in their day to day activities. Truly He will teach us all things and help us when we are reliant upon him.helperYears ago when I was a babe in Christ, I worked a job being responsible for a common carrier microwave video carrier network that covered hundreds of miles across Texas. Many times I would get called on an outage and be on the job site until I completed the repairs. Back then, we did component level repairs of almost all equipment, which means we diagnosed on site whatever the problem and came up with a fix to restore service to our customers.

    I was on call one Saturday morning, and received a call that a particular piece of equipment malfunctioned about thirty miles from home. After many hours of on-site diagnostics, I removed the piece of equipment and took it back to the repair shop. I worked and cannibalized some other equipment to make the proper repairs.

    When the sun rose on Sunday morning, I believed I had repaired the problem but I wasn’t really confident that it was going to work. I drove thirty miles back to the job site, pulled up to the gate and said to myself, “I sure hope this works.” Immediately, I heard Holy Spirit say to me, “Try it, it’ll work.” My confidence soared; I had heard God in the matter. I thought I’d been working all night alone, but I had a helper right by me saying, “Try it, it’ll work.”

    I went into the facility, walked up to the equipment bay, installed the piece of equipment and powered it up. The equipment usually would immediately blow a fuse, but this time it came on line and the problem was solved! I was amazed that God cared about such a non-Bible matter.

    Many times that job kept me out of church services and sometimes I would be confronted by well-meaning church members chastising me for working on Sunday and missing church. They looked at me as less than themselves; they looked at my situation and not my heart.

    Now, I was certain that God was concerned about my minute issues as well as the spiritual matters in my life. Even if my job took me away from church meetings from time to time, it didn’t take me away from Him. After all Jesus didn’t say, “I’ve come to give you meetings and meetings more abundantly.” But He did say, “I’ve come to give you life and life more abundantly.” John 10:10

    Later in my career, I was employed in a management role, my senior director called me requesting I come to his office. He didn’t say what he wanted, so as I walked the fifty or so steps to his office, I began to pray for witty ideas and for favor with my boss.

    As I arrived at his office, I found him to be very distracted by personal matters. He was in a quandary over what he should speak about at a Toastmasters meeting the next day during lunch. He needed to give his speech as an outline based subject matter, and he couldn’t think of anything.

    I sat there a second, reached for a piece of paper on his desk, and without even looking at it; I handed it to him and said, “Use this!” I didn’t know what I had given him, but when I saw the look on his face, I knew the God in me had moved, and He had moved in a miraculous way. The paper I handed him was an itemized list of company guidelines and successful business practices.

    He stared at it the paper, then at me, then back at the paper, and then at me for what seemed like an eternity. Suddenly, he went into jubilation and said, “This is exactly what I need, how did you do that!?” I just smiled and we chuckled together.

    As we discussed some other company issues, several times he interrupted himself, looked at me and said, “I still don’t know how you did that!” My boss was a believer, but to my knowledge, he had never witnessed anything like this. I kept on my best poker face during the time in his office, but as soon as I got away, I could no longer contain my exuberant gratefulness to my God and my Helper.

    It seems I often exhaust all my efforts on a dilemma before I surrender for the Helper to get involved, but I’m learning more and more to go to Him first and request His help. I just shared two stories, spanning thirty years or more, yet there are many other times my Helper has delivered me when in dire straits. It’s true, that if it’s our business it’s His business. Before Jesus went to the cross he told of God’s plan to send us a Helper which is Holy Spirit and that He is the Spirit of truth.

    John 14:16-17 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;{that is} the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, {but} you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

    John 16:7 “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.

    John 16: 13 “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

    1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”



  • Do Not Judge According To Appearance

    CB065532“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” Jn. 7:24Why is it so easy for us to look upon someone’s appearance and make a quick judgment about who they are?

    I ask the Lord today, “Why is it that when I look upon someone that doesn’t fit my standards that I have a downward glance on them?” He responded saying, “When you raise yourself into the seat of judgment you are always looking downward.”

    On our return trip from Moravian Falls, North Carolina, on the way to the airport, I noticed a car filled with less that affluent people. My eyes fixed upon the man in the passenger seat and I remember saying to myself, “Does he know God? Does he have faith at all in you Father?”

    Later down the road we stopped and filled our rental car with fuel, and who do you think I saw coming out of the convenient store at the same time I was going in? It was the very man that only a moment earlier I had questioned his faith. The man was dressed in a nice suit, and as he held the door open for my wife and I to exit, I said to him, “You look nice, did you bring the message today?” He chuckled and replied, “No we’re on our way to a funeral.” He went on to tell me that some friends had four month old twins and one of them had died. The man said to me, “When the twin died, the remaining twin rolled over in the crib and gave his brother a kiss. It was a miracle! We all witnessed it!”

    I could see how this miracle had brought great comfort to the family at this sad time in their lives. Here I was encountering a man’s heart, when only minutes earlier I was judging if he had any faith at all. In this wonderful moment I encountered the Father’s ever-teaching and guiding hand, an encounter with the divine nature of God.

    Two men’s lives were crossing at one point in time, yet I am the man that needed to change, and has been changed forever. While writing about this encounter, it has brought me a sorrowful heart with weeping and tears. I now have a heart that knows God better than before this divine encounter.

    When I think about the question I asked the man, “Did you bring the message today?” I can now answer for him “Yes sir I did, you wanted rhema word from the Father and I gave it to you!”

    “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Mat. 7:22

    “For the sorrow that is according to {the will} {of} God produces a repentance without regret, {leading} to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.” 2 Cor. 7:10

    Bro. Bill



  • When God Fills the Well

     

    I can’t help myself, I believe my God to be an extreme God! I believe He is a God who wants to manifest Himself to His children in an intimate and glorious relationship.

    I want to share some supernatural manifestations of God we have experienced while living at Durham. Durham is what we call our house due to its location in our town. When God directed us to move from the Dallas area in 2003, we bought my wife’s childhood home and moved into it October 3, 2003
    We left behind our home, church, income, friends and a lifestyle in the Dallas area we had flourished in for many years. Upon arriving and inspecting this house, we found it to be in shambles from years of neglect, we could do nothing but cry and feel sorry for ourselves. We sometimes think of the first night we spent in the house, it had 7 window panes broken out, un-level floors, and a bathroom that we hated to use.

    As we sat there in a small upstairs bedroom on a Saturday night, we couldn’t help but stare at the pitiful condition of the room. The people who had rented the house before us bought it had allowed their kids to paint the room in an awful green and blue.

    We were sitting side by side in two lawn chairs, with our feet propped up on a milk crate and a 5 gallon bucket, staring at the wall. We couldn’t help but think of what we had left back in Egypt. We had all but fallen off the edge of the earth, only our pastors, and family had a clue what we were going through. I knew then, in order to survive in the wilderness, we would have to go to extreme levels of faith.

    In my quiet time one morning, Holy Spirit showed me that when Abraham left the familiar land to go fulfill God’s plan, he must first dig a well in each new place he journeyed. Abraham understood that without a reliable source of water, it would be impossible to survive in the harsh land. (Gen. 21:30).
    In desperation, I pressed into God and imagined as I prayed to Him that I was digging a well each time I prayed in my secret place. Day after day I would visualize digging a well with every confession and profession of faith.

    As with any well being dug, you must dig and dig, not knowing when or if you’re going to strike water. I continued to petition God to give us a well in which to drink, just as He gave unto Abraham. Abraham said in Genesis 21:30, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well.”

    The Well Filled Overnight
    One morning, in November of 2003, when I walked down the stairs, I walked into the tangible presence of God. It filled the lower story of our one-hundred year old house. I called to my wife Jae, who was still upstairs, and said, “You had better get down here; the presence of God has filled this place!” She came down and joined me in the living room and we just set there in the heavenly presence of God, soaking in this glorious manifestation. I had felt this presence before on several occasions, but this time it was in our home, from our feet to above our heads, over flowing, flooding our entire being was His glorious presence. This holy manifestation remained for an hour or more and then it lifted.

    A few months later, when I came downstairs in the early morning for quiet time, I opened the door to the living room and again, felt the tangible presence of God, yet even stronger than the time before. It was holy, it was electric, it was heavenly and my body tingled in the glorious presence of God.  Read Portals of Heaven, Ancient Gates

    I sat down in my “quiet time” chair and suddenly I felt an intense, powerful sword, slowly being pushed down into me, from the top of my head down into my abdomen. As it moved downward through my body I could feel every centimeter of its travel. My body shook as I was compressed under this extreme, penetrating power of God, I could do nothing but surrender to what God was doing in me.

    I can’t tell you how long this manifestation lasted but when my wife, Jae came downstairs from her quiet time that morning, the anointing rested upon me and it still lingered in the room. When I laid my left hand on her forehead, she could feel the anointing flow over her head as well. Truly, I had just experienced a divine encounter at the well.

    A Well Is a Place of Divine Appointment
    In Genesis, chapter 24, Rebekah’s destiny was at the well, she had gone there many times but on this particular day, her life changed forever for she was about to meet her Isaac.

    Blue Water Swirling in a WhirlpoolIn John 4: 6-7 “Now, Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with [his] journey, sat thus on the well: [and] it was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.” The Samaritan woman’s life was about to change forever. God doesn’t manifest Himself to us just to give us a thrill but to change us eternally. The effects of our change can impact our family, our city, our region and our nation.

    How many divine encounters have we missed due to our busy undisciplined lives in which we don’t come to the well or when we do come, we don’t allow time to sit and wait for Him at His well?

    In John 7:27 “Now on the last day, the great {day} of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.”

    God will meet you at the well. Come to His well and come often for you never know which day He will be waiting for you there. Come, Come to His well!

    Bro. Bill



  • Wise Men Still Travel To See Him

    Young Couple at Beach at DuskOne thing I have learned is that getting away from the familiar can stimulate your hearing of what the Spirit of God is saying. Sometimes when your driving and your flesh is occupied, your spirit man will hear God say things that you may not have be available for otherwise. And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31
    My wife Jae and I like to get away for a time of prayer and relaxation at least once a year and this year we decided to travel to Moravian Falls, NC for our sabbatical. Each time we have gone on a trip to specifically seek God in an intimate way, we have experienced hearing His voice, many dreams, visions and supernatural events, and this trip had plenty. We only wished we had allowed ourselves more time for our divine get away.
    Moravian Falls is located in the heart of Wilkes County, North Carolina. The town derives its name from a 35-foot waterfall and also from the Moravian brothers who settled there in 1753.
    Moravian Falls is known to be an open portal or gate, which was established when the Moravian religious group held prayer on the mountain tops 24 hours a day for 100 years! Numerous ministries such as Rick Joyner, Gary Oates, Larry Randolph, Bob Jones and others all report that this is indeed a special place.

     

    From my journal – Feb. 22-24, 2008
    Journal Entry – 2/22/08
    Angelic Manifestation -I felt about 7 or 8 gentle puffs of air being blown in my right ear. As each puff of air entered my ear canal, my right ear drum would pop in sync with the puffs. I looked around and saw no one there blowing my ear. (That was comforting to know. Ears represent spiritual hearing. This manifestation is related to an opening of my right spiritual ear.)

    -Vision-
    Journal Entry – 2/23/08
    “I saw a massive army marching down a road, they were dressed like Roman guards during the time period Jesus walked on earth. They marched by me shoulder to shoulder, step for step, in a powerful moving synchronized force. I watched in awe as they marched past me with their shields, swords, spears and shiny helmets. As I looked to the front to see who the person in command was, I saw Jesus, dressed in a brilliant white robe, He walked like a man on a mission.

    In the next scene of the vision, I was also marching in the ranks of this great army. Together, we made a thunderous sound as every man marched in cadence. I looked as far ahead as I could and saw Jesus at the front, He was riding on a white horse as He was leading us over the rolling hills apparently into battle.”

    Journal entry 2/24/08 – I heard the Father say to me in the night, “There will be an increase of violence in the California prison system this year“. (Please join me in prayer to speak what God’s word says about the heathen’s rage against authority. There’s over a 177,000 prisoners in California)

    After returning home from our trip, I had four dreams which God gave me during the night that showed me our sabbatical was indeed fruitful and that we would never be the same again.

    Bro. Bill


  • The Way of Escape

    trustIt is said that there are three kinds of Christians at any one time in the body of Christ, those who are about to enter into a trial, those in a trial and those who have just come out of a trial. Today, I fall into the last category of just coming out of a trial; Allow me to explain.
    About ten days ago I found my faith and my assignment being challenged by a demonic attack that appears to be sweeping across the body of Christ. This demonic assignment is to separate us away from our appointed assignment in the local body, it’s very much a spirit of abortion for the body of Christ. While under the influence of such an attack I found I couldn’t even put forth a word to describe this feeling.
    I laid my heart before God and called His remembrance to all His promises to the believer that are in His word. I would go for walks in the park declaring my faith before Him and keep my heart open before Him. I declared, “Father if there be anything in me that isn’t pleasing to you, show it to me that I may repent of it!”
    I prayed in the Spirit allot during the course of the week and I did all I knew to stand under such an attack. I heard Him say, “You have to trust me that I can keep you.”
    1 Cor. 10:12-13 says, “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”
    I asked the Father, “How did I get in this place? What did I do to end up here?” I cried out to God for mercy. I remember six years ago I felt as though the grace band around me had been lifted, I felt as I had never known God’s peace or forgiveness, all I could do was to trust Him and stand in faith that I was saved. Then three days later He called me into my secret place and restored me. He was so excited to be with Me again. This current trial lasted for five days, five long days! Then, as suddenly as it began, He restored me with an amazing exuberance and wonderful peace. It must be hard for such a loving God to hide from His children for so many days, but He does it to teach us to be steadfast in Him.
    When I woke up last Wednesday morning I knew this attack had lifted. I felt the joy of my salvation once again and I knew that I had endured something meant to take me out of His will for me. I am stronger today for it, so what happened?
    Early this morning God gave me a dream and in this dream one man on my right, which represented Holy Spirit, was talking to two men on my left. One was an older man and right beside him was a younger man which was his son. The man on the right said to the older man, “Remember when you couldn’t get a ‘threshold’ and it looked like all progress on the projects would be halted?” The older man said, “Yes, so I made my own.” This older man (Father) was a master carpenter as well as his son (Jesus), I wanted to talk with them but I kept quiet knowing my wisdom couldn’t possible add anything to the conversation.
    In this attack of the enemy I was eventually given a ‘threshold’ or a way of escape that the Father provided me. He said in 1 Cor. 10:13 that He would provide the way of escape also, so that I would be able to endure it.It’s the resistance that makes us strong, just like a body builder. The very thing that is resisting us, is what is causing us to become stronger and stronger.In my quiet time this morning I heard Him say, “You were in a battle and it was fierce, but you kept fighting with spiritual prayers. Then I provided a threshold where there was none before and you escaped the enemy’s attack. Didn’t I say I’d make a way of escape?” Well, there is a great example!
    To try and put words to how I feel today would be difficult so I will refer to this quote, which was made by someone that I don’t even know, but surely they have been where I have just returned.

    “There is a moment when the words inscribed on a page so precisely reflect the pursuit of human truth that the chasm between us and the Divine is bridged, and we are changed!”

    Scripture References: 1 Cor. 10:12-13, Heb. 2 1-35-39


  • Let God Cast the Vision

    Proverbs 29:18, says “Where [there is] no vision, the people perish.” The emphasis here is “prophetic vision” berthed by God.Sometimes as Christians, we can be placed into a position that may seem to be too big for our wisdom, knowledge or abilities to accomplish. It is in these kinds of situations that we have to leave our own self-reliance and turn toward God.

    Jesus said in Mat. 6:10, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” This verse gives us a model for our lives and especially in any situation which seems to be beyond our own natural abilities or power to achieve.

    When asked by church leadership to take on a ministry or project we should approach the throne of God and ask how He wants this ministry or project to be done and then trust Him to reveal it to us. If we allow God to show us what the will of the Father is, then He will put His stamp on it and we will be successful in His eyes.

    When my wife and I were asked by our church leadership to begin a new ministry, we knew immediately that we didn’t have a clue how to do it. We didn’t hide it from our pastors that we were clueless in this matter, in fact, we told them we hadn’t even noticed that this ministry was needed. We left the meeting with our pastors and began to ask God to show us His vision for this ministry. We knew we needed His plan to bring about His will and to complete our pastor’s vision. I hate to think about how it would have turned out if we hadn’t started seeking God first.

    God then showed me a vision where my wife and I were standing outdoors, we each had a shovel in our hands and were digging a grave-shaped hole. I was thinking “why are we digging a grave”? When we stopped digging, we reached down into the grave and pulled out a person who was dead. As we pulled them up and out of the grave, we dusted them off, and as we cared for them, we saw them come back to life. Then the vision was over, but then we knew what God wanted this ministry to be.The vision cast by God showed us the heart of God in this ministry however, God left it up to us in how we would do things to bring His will to pass. If God had to tell us every little detail of what to do, we would be nothing more than dim-witted people.

    Moses didn’t know how to build a tabernacle nor had there ever been a tabernacle on earth; Moses needed God to cast him a vision. God said to Moses, “According to all that I am going to show you, {as} the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furniture, just so you shall construct {it.}” Ex. 25:9

    When you allow God to show you His vision for a ministry or a project, you will find greater enthusiasm, and in times of doubt, discouragement or seemingly ineffectiveness, be sure and remember the given vision and hold fast to His will.



  • Exercise In Hearing God

    HearingHearing God, We just make it so hard as believers to hear God. In my case many years ago when I first heard Him, I was quite taken back. I was on a trip from Texas to Boulder Colorado with two friends that invited me to come along to help with the driving. I didn’t know I was on a trip that would lead me into an awesome destiny with the eternal God.

    It just so happened that we got stranded in Colorado Springs and held up in a motel along the Interstate. The next day was Easter Sunday and I got up to go look outside at the beautiful snow on the mountains. As I stared at the beauty of the snow I heard Holy Spirit whisper in my right ear, “Jesus Christ whiter than snow” and then I saw a vision of His blood running down the mountain.

    I pulled the curtain closed real quickly; I wasn’t born again. I didn’t know anything really about God other than in my heart I had being crying out to know Him for months and months. I was seriously considering going to Israel to join the IDF so I could get close to something I knew God had His hand on. The next Tuesday I was back in Texas after work and walking in the backyard at my parents house when the Holy Presence of God came rushing at me from the right side. I knew I was a sinner for Holy Spirit comes to convict us of our sin and to reveal the righteousness of God. I dropped to my knees, I repented, and got up differently. So from that day on I have been able to hear Him clearly even though I can’t say I’ve always liked what He had to say.
    So as Christians why is it so hard for us to hear God? Isn’t Christianity about relationship? Are not relationships built and based on two-way communications and spending time together? Are we not to put value in communication and time in a relationship to protect it and to nourish it daily? So once again why do we make it so difficult to hear God? We forget we are spirit-men and we haven’t been taught that we are created with the ability to naturally flow to God. Have you ever been to a water park that had a “lazy river”? All you had to do was get into the water and it would carry you around as long as you wanted to stay in. I never noticed anyone paddling against the current because it is easy to see others just going with the flow. You see, you jump in, you flow and it’s that easy.
    So once again why is it so hard as Christians to hear God? Our spirit-man naturally flows to God and it will take you there if you don’t paddle against it. Here’s an exercise in hearing God that I believe will help you. Tell your body to be still and quiet (if it has any needs just get a piece of paper and write down its needs and tell it that you will take care of its needs when you’re finished. Next, tell your soul to be quiet, call your spirit-man to attention. (Yes, you can do that…try it)Now just allow you spirit to flow to God, sense His presence. I like to imagine being in the lazy river but this time instead of floating around in a circle, I’m being carried to the presence of God.
    Practice, practice, practice and make your daily aim to soak in His presence like a sponge, your life will never be the same!
    Bro. Bill


  • Expectancy

    “He will meet us at our level of expectation!”

    “What God wants to do and what God can do are two different things.”

    “If we raise our level of expectancy concerning any matter, God will not disappoint us. In fact He will exceed our level of expectancy above and beyond what we could think or hope for so He can stretch us to an even higher level of faith in Him.”

    I once heard Him say in His authoritative voice, “My people limit Me!”

    Scripture Ref:
    Phil. 1:18-20 Yes, and I will rejoice for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but {that} with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

    Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

    We first must perceive (discern) with our spiritual eyes or spiritual senses that in the Spirit of Christ, provision (supply) has been made which encapsulates our earnest expectation and hope that we will not be put to shame in anything.

    I heard Andrew Womack say that years ago he received a request from a mother to come and pray for her daughter who was suffering from a painful and debilitating illness. When he arrived he explained that Jesus has already healed us and that she could have her healing now. Her faith rose and he prayed for her and she was instantly healed. He heard the Father say something like, “The reason I couldn’t heal her any faster was that she believed that her healing would come slowly over a long period of years”. The young lady was limiting God by her expectation.

    God wants to do more so let’s raise our level of expectancy higher than ever and see signs and wonders like never before!