The Adulterous Church – Many Are Called – Few Chosen

Journal entry August, 25, 2009 – At 5:15 am – I heard in the Spirit what sounded like a “notifier contentment” ring tone available on a Blackberry phone. I quickly turned to my phone, which was on the nightstand table, to see if the sound possibly could have originated from the phone. The phone indicated that it had no message activity at all. In fact the alarm, which initiated at the present time of 5:45 am, that morning didn’t play the alarm tone at all. I had to pull the battery out, reinstall it to reboot the phone, in order for the sounds to start working properly again.

I have heard other messages similar to this one in the Spirit before when God was about to give a revelation or a word to me or to me for someone else; Hearing in the Spirit sounds as real as hearing in the natural. The best way I know to distinguish the origin of the sound is to take a quick inventory of my surroundings looking for anything that may have caused the sound. A good example would be knocking at the front door, if no one is at the door; nor anyone in the area at the time of the knocking, more than likely you heard in the Spirit. If you can rule out all natural sources of the sound, then you may indeed have heard something in the Spirit. Therefore, I put myself on full alert to be listening, watching and waiting to see what the Lord had to say to me. Hab. 2:1-2

adulterous-church1Journal entry August 26, 2009 – Sometime during the night I was given a series of dreams where a bed was situated in the middle of a dark expansive room that reached into infinity. The bed was the only piece of furniture in the room.  Lying in the bed was a naked woman and she was committing adultery with another being, which was a demonic spirit. I saw Jesus standing out in from of me, slightly to my right, watching this take place.  I heard Him say, “This isn’t my bride”. I began to say, “Oh Lord I don’t want to be part of this, Lord forgive us, and forgive your church!”

The same message was given to me in a dream July 17, 2009. Read The Preparation of the Bride – The Epoch Dream #5 The Condition of the Bride.

Scripture Ref. 1 Cor. 6:15-16 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body {with her?} For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.”

I believe the primary spirit in which the church is committing adultery is the Babylonian spirit. What is the spirit of Babylon?

Martin Luther wrote in 1520, “Hence we see how angry God is with us, in that he has permitted godless teachers to conceal the words of this testament from us, and thereby, as much as in them lay, to extinguish faith. And the inevitable result of this extinguishing of faith is even now plainly to be seen – namely, the most godless superstition of works. For when faith dies and the word of faith is silent, works and the traditions of works immediately crowd into their place. By them we have been carried away out of our own land, as in a Babylonian captivity, and despoiled of all our precious possessions. This has been the fate of the mass. It has been converted by the teaching of godless men into a good work, which they themselves call an “opus operatum” (from the works done referring to the efficacy of the Sacraments) and by which they presumptuously imagine themselves all-powerful with God.”

Babylonian SpiritThe Babylonian spirit is a spirit that sets out to extinguish faith with false doctrine which leads man into works. For when faith dies there is no faith which leads people to ascend to God in their own way. It disrupts the plan and purposes of God by its influence of a non-God spirit.

The Babylonian spirit influences ministries to do works such as, let us build, let us make a name for ourselves, let us do great projects, let us be like God. It replaces the faith with works and does not follow nor seek the leading or direction of Holy Spirit.

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top [may reach] unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. Gen. 11:4

“Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the Lord ” Jeremiah 51:53

Through false teachers which infiltrated the church hundreds of years ago the church has been divided and led into error and immorality.  Those who are to be the bride of Christ will have to come out of the religious system which is controlled by the Babylonian spirit.

In the book of Revelation, the Bible gives us a clear picture of the spiritual status of the world in the last hour of the age. If the Bible says that in the end time judgment the Babylonian spirit falls, that tells me that it had ascended to a high place.

After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed {acts of} immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Rev. 18:1-5

In the book of Revelation, Jesus said to the early churches that they were holding on to false teachings, were eating things sacrificed to idols, tolerated the spirit of Jezebel and were committing acts of immorality. This pretty much sums up the methodology of the Babylonian spirit and it very much paints a picture of the world church today.

Bride MadeReady“And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this: ‘But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit {acts of} immorality.  So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.” Rev 2: 12, 14-15 (Note: The Nicolaitans refers to those who, while professing themselves to be Christians, lived licentiously (recklessly and/or extravagantly.) This sounds exactly like the majority of the church today!)

To the church at Thyatira:

“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this: ‘But I have {this} against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit {acts of} immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.” Rev 2:18, 20

To the church at Sardis:

“But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. ‘He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Rev. 3: 4-6

To the church at Laodicea:

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.’ Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,” Rev. 3: 14-17

When looking at the western church today, particularly America, I see the same immorality in the world has crept in. Not only is there gross immorality in the church today it is tolerated to a great extent and even defended by many denominations. The loss of the message of consecration and holiness has created a church which has no authority or the fire of God. For most Christians, intimacy with Christ was lost long ago and what remains exhibits few of the characteristics of the bride of Christ.

As a prerequisite, the bride of Christ will have both fire and authority because she has been purged, purified and refined by His winnowing fork. The message I keep hearing from Holy Spirit is, “Come out of her my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues”.

Recently the Father was speaking to me and said something which caused me to shudder. He said, “My bride doesn’t come from the church as much as from out of the world”.  That statement shook me somewhat but I know it is true. The great end-time harvest will bring in many souls from the world and a huge contingent will be made of youth. Those who are truly in the church system today, and are truly seeking Christ in intimacy, will come out of the church system to serve the Lord’s bride as gatherers and preparers, for the bride to make herself ready.

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright {and} clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he *said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ ” And he *said to me, “These are true words of God.” Rev 19: 7-9

Preparation of the BrideAccording to the Bible, the marriage supper of the Lamb is by invitation only. We must be a close and intimate acquaintance with the bridegroom to be invited and show up wearing the proper dinner attire.   In Matthew 22: 11-14 “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he *said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are called, but few {are} chosen.”

The Message From the Podiums Must Change

In the prearranged times of God there are revelations and insight released to appointed faithful individuals of God which bring new understanding to the body of Christ of the things of God. God has used individual such as Martin Luther, John Wesley, Kenneth Hagin and many others for His divine purpose. A now God is saying to the body of Christ, “I’m doing a new thing and it’s time to move from this mountain”.

“”The LORD our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Duet 1:6

There has been a paradigm shift in the Spirit of God and places His focus on the preparation of His bride. The message from the pulpits must align with the purpose of God. Going forward, it will become evident which ministers are truly hearing Holy Spirit and which ones are not. Christ is coming back for a bride without spot, wrinkle or blemish; a bride which has made herself ready for the Son of God.  All those who hear His voice say, “Come out of the world and follow Me,” make yourself ready!

“{Come} with me from Lebanon, {my} bride, May you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards. Sgs 4:8

Bro. Bill Nelson



  • Agents of Change -True Spiritual Warfare

    shipA few years ago my wife and I arrived in Galveston to set sail for a fabulous week on a western Caribbean cruise. My wife owns a cruise travel business so we have cruised and inspected these beautiful ships many times. One thing that is apparent from the concept, design and implementation of a cruise ship is that its sole purpose is for fun, for relaxation and for adventure. These are some of the reasons people sail on-board them by the millions each year.

    However, on one particular voyage, things didn’t go exactly as planned. We arrived in Galveston around noon on embarkation day only to find that the ship we were to be boarding shortly wasn’t back in port. What could possibly keep one of these mega-machines from being on time? The weather was perfect and the skies were clear with no strong winds blowing.

     We began to hear rumors that the night before the ships’ return, someone had jumped over board and the ship had spent about four hours in a search and rescue effort trying to recover the individual. All efforts to find them failed and the ship finally returned to port.

    We were upset at first for the inconvenience of the delay since it causes such chaos to the already hectic process of getting everyone off the ship with their luggage, clearing out the parking lots so the arriving guest can be accommodated with out delay.  Eventually, late that evening we set sail in the dark of the evening and we are now on our adventure.

    The next day was a full day at sea.  As my wife and I were walking the Lido deck of the ship, I couldn’t help but think about the young man who had jumped off the ship committing suicide the night before. I told my wife, “This ship was made for fun and the company that owns the cruse ship calls their fleet ‘The Fun Ships.’”

     What had happened was wrong! James 1:17 says, “Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.” This cruise ship’s concept, design and sole purpose was a good thing bestowed by God through mankind! The inspiration behind it was for pleasure and fun.

    The more I thought about this senseless death and the purpose of this beautiful ship, the angrier I became at the devils evil in the Earth. Something had to be done and I was going to do it. I told my wife what was troubling me and that we were going to declare what God’s purpose was for the ship and drive the evil spirit of suicide from the ship.

     We began to walk the deck speaking against the spirit of suicide commanding it to leave the ship and stated that it can’t return. We spent some time at this and then went about our cruise fun. A little bit later, I told my wife, “We’re not finished, we have to go back up on the Lido deck and speak against the spirit of suicide again.”

    rail_satan1Once again we walked on deck quietly declaring what this ship was created for and that suicide had no place here and had to go. After some time in prayer I felt a release and that we had accomplished what we as Christians are to do.

    That same night the Lord gave me a dream. In the dream I saw my wife and I walking the deck of the ship praying and speaking against the spirit of suicide. As we stood on deck near an air vent pipe, which rose above the deck about two feet, a snake as large as any anaconda on Earth came up out of the air vent and wrapped around my legs in a hideous effort to intimidate and to stay on board. In the dream, I told it to get off the ship and leave now! The snake unwrapped from my legs and darted back down the air vent pipe disappearing from sight. We continued to stand there and pray commanding it to leave. Suddenly the snake burst forth from the pipe and slithered over to the side of the ship and disappeared for good. We had won the battle and rejoiced greatly.

    When we awoke the next morning, I told my wife about the dream and how it revealed that the first time we went on deck and prayed the spirit of suicide didn’t leave the ship but only went in hiding. However, when Holy Spirit unctioned us to go back and pray again then the spirit of suicide left the ship.

    We rejoiced and to this day no one has committed suicide from that particular ship albeit they have from other ships in the cruise industry. How many lives have been spared due to this righteous act of faith and obedience to the Lord?

    Dear saints of God, we must recognize and engage the forces of evil with our faith. Just take the time to look at any situation and see if there is a problem and if it is contrary to the plan and purposes of God. If so, declare what God’s Word says about it and release His will into the situation.

    To better understand this subject please read the article “Release My Word Release My Word «” and “Speak My Word God Is Waiting For You to Speak His Word «

    In the book of Acts, chapter 26:18, Paul tells of the commission he received from the Lord Jesus, which is to “open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.”

    sword_wordAs Christians we are to be impacting the world around us, where we live, where we work and yes, even where we travel. God has used me often to directly confront evil forces face-to-face and drive evil influences from the work place, from our neighborhood, the city where I reside and from where I travel, for we have been given dominion in this Earth over evil.

    I want to inject that in no way are the cruise lines at fault when someone listens to the evil seducing voice of suicide and jumps overboard. If there is any fault it would be on us…the Christians, who lack knowledge of spiritual matters and allow such evil in our presence. We must recognize that we are a royal priesthood and our commission from Christ is to become agents of change in our time while on the Earth.  In 1 Peter 2:9 Christians are a royal priesthood proclaiming the excellencies of Jesus to the world. 

    In conclusion it is vitally important to recognize the original purpose bestowed by the intent and gifts of God for all the things that surround our lives to see if each one of them is functioning according to His purpose. If not, we are to speak God’s word to the problem until we see the matter align back to God’s purpose. This includes our homes, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our schools, our courts, our governments and the nations.

    We’re not to be railing against powers, rulers and authorities in the heavens and calling them down. That doesn’t scare or intimidate them in any way. What evil is most afraid of is the saint who grows in the glory of the Lord and the manifold wisdom of God demonstrating to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places the power and authority of each Christian to bring the light into darkness exposing the evil of the devil’s kingdom. That is the church’s assignment and purpose according to Eph 3: 10 “so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly {places.}”

    Be dynamic in your faith and become and agent of change!!!

    Bro. Bill

    Scripture References:

    Dan. 2:2 “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

    Mat. 4:16 “THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED.”

    JN 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

    Rom. 2:9 and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,

    Rom. 13:12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

    1 cor. 4:5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, {but wait} until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of {men’s} hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.

    2 Cor. 4:6 For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

    Eph. 5:8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light

    1 Thes. 5:5  for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;

    1 Pet. 2:9 “But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR {God’s} OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” 



  • Prayer and Speaking Against the Enemy

    How the events unfolded:

    Sunday Morning: 4:00 AM –  My Wife’s Dream

    angel1Early Sunday morning, my wife had a dream that a thief had broken into our house and was in her childhood bedroom.  In the dream, she entered the bedroom, grabbed the thief by the nape of his neck, had his face pinned to the floor, her knee in the middle of his back as she called 911 on her cell phone.  As she awoke, the dream seemed real and troubled her, so she began to speak against any thief, robber or attack of the enemy in our spiritual, emotional, physical or natural lives.  

    Monday Morning 12:44 AM – Bill Heard in the Spirit

    Last night at 12:44 AM,  In the Spirit, I heard the sound of very heavy footsteps traveling at a fast pace from the corner of our upstairs bedroom, across the room then out the bedroom door. The steps thundered inside of me like a base drum beating to a march, much like the energizer bunny commercials. I rose up in bed but didn’t see anything.  

    The next morning while in prayer I asked the Father why the angel was in our home and what was his name?  He said, “Patrolling the property, he doesn’t leave. I have appointed him to relieve Jae’s fear of robbery. His name is “Inconus”, which means “Bright Gallant One”. You will both hear him from time to time as he patrols the property. Oh, by the way I will add to your properties this year, indeed I will add too.” 

    That’s our comforting Father!  

    Bro. Bill



  • Dear One (Letter One)

    This is the first interactive letter in response to questions and inquiries I receive about the supernatural and how to walk deeper in God. People want to know how to increase in the anointing of God. Over the course of time I will share what I have learned and experienced in my walk with God. Take these letters as your own personal writings and apply the wisdom to your life and you will see over time a remarkable difference in your relation with God and man.

    Dear One,

    wordFirst of all I thank you for loving God. He is wonderful and He has wonderfully made each one of us for His good pleasure. I would encourage you to pursue your artistic passion which by your own words you laid down so long ago. I read somewhere when first grade children were asked, “Who here is an artist?” The entire class raise their hands, when asked the same question years later, few raise their hands. Why do you suppose that is? Often children are told they are not an artist so they quit believing it. Perhaps they told themselves they were not talented good so they laid down a developing gift.

    I often get the question of how to go deeper into God. It all starts with a solid, daily prayer life, setting aside an appointed time as often as you can. I prefer early in the morning before my mind or my day gets busy. It’s better to put on the armor of God before going to battle than wait later in the day to get filled don’t you think?

    God understands our busy schedules and allows for us to do the things we have to do but only for a short amount of time will He allow us to continue to “skip out” on Him before we will get chastised for being absent. Our pursuit must be for Him, to know Him and better said, “To be known of Him.” How do you get to know someone? We get to know them by spending time together of course and God is no different.

    genesisGod builds us up in secret and reconstructs us to the point that we don’t identify with our old self any longer. He is the potter and we are the clay. A young man I mentored kept asking God, “What do I have that you so want that you called me to you?” This went on for days and one day he heard the Father say, “Absolutely nothing.” He was quite taken back by that response before he realized he was in pride before God.

    This walk is about one thing and that one thing will keep it fresh, alive, exciting and fun. It’s about RELATIONSHIP and nothing else, nothing else matters to Him. Understand that God has many people who are doing, and want to do great things for Him, but He wants people to spend time with Him. Few do, few will, few understand because they get caught up in their gifts, their self accomplishments, making a name for themselves or other vain aspects of life. After all we are human beings not human doings.

    I want to accomplish what He assigns for me to do. Some of the things He has assigned to me I wasn’t His first choice because He told me others were appointed but refused. I will do anything He asks of me and just say, “That’s OK with me Lord.” We’ve become closer over the years and so can anyone else who desires to.

    We must study the word! A couple of weeks ago when conversing with the Lord I said, “Father there are so many churches that have pastors and teachers that don’t know You or understand the depths of Your word.” Immediately He corrected me by saying, “2 Timothy 2:15.” It’s up to each believer to get into His Word, not only memorize it but to know it, to know the audience, to know the context, and learn the wisdom of God, to know and understand the correlation to other verses so strange doctrines aren’t created. The Word…He watches over His word to perform it.

    oilI recommend to all Christians who want to grow into the depths of God, to read the classic Christian authors such as Francois Fenelon, Michael Molinos, Madam Jeanne Guyon and Bro. Lawrence. These wonderful Christians lived in the 1600’s and teach about dying to self, about meditations and bringing God in to the simplest daily task like no other authors I’ve ever read! You can never finish these books; they just keep revealing the depths of dying to self more and more. I don’t say this to frighten you but to encourage you to enter deeper into the hands of God. He calls you to deep!

    I love your words about Jesus and that He only did what He saw the Father do. As Christians, if we could only grasp the depths of that statement and to pursue God, to wait on Him and to allow Him to show us His works. It seems like you have a ministry to the deaf, a gift and a big heart to share God’s Word through pictures to them. What a wonderful thing this is, for the word of God changes lives!

    In His Name,

    Bro. Bill



  • When God Tells You To Go

    Today is September 26, 2008, exactly five years since I resigned my position with a communication company in Dallas, Texas. In June of 2005, the Lord gave me a dream and the dream forevehandr changed the course of my walk with the Lord.

    Dream:

    I was sitting in my office at work when an angel came and stood looking over the high cubicle wall. He was tall but had no facial features other than a green Gumby-looking shaped head. The angel was wearing a green blazer; I could see that he had another green blazer in his left hand and draped over his left shoulder.

    The angel said, “It’s time to go!” I said, “Am I being fired?” The angel said, “It’s time to go!” I said, “What about all my stuff?” He said, “You don’t need that anymore.” I got up from my desk, walked down a long hallway with the angel to my left.  I was staring at the blazer knowing that it represented a mantel. This was the same long hallway that security walked employees out as they were being laid off.  The angel escorted me out the door and the dream ended.

    My wife and I knew this dream confirmed other words and dreams we had received from Holy Spirit, that we were to quit our jobs and move back home to where we are currently living. 

    trailWe both had great paying jobs.  We owned a five bedroom home with a three car garage situated on a lake in a very quiet and secluded area in the city. It would seem like allot to give up but we just wanted to follow God’s plan for our lives no matter what we had to give up.  I knew I had to pursue Him in this journey to obtain the mantel.

    We put our home on the market and waited for it to sell. We waited and waited but nothing came of it. As September rolled around I re-read a prophecy that a man of God had given me; it said that if we would step out in faith, God would come in behind us like never before. Therefore, even without our home being sold, we decided to jump out in faith.  No matter how much faith we had or how clearly we had heard God’s word to us, the house payments keep coming in month after month.

    On September, 26, 2005 I left my job, my work place ministry, some friends, our beloved home, church, city, lifestyle and everything that we loved in order to follow Him. God doesn’t ask everyone to follow this path, because few are willing to go the far with Him. It takes an extreme measure of faith and the honor of God to follow Him wherever He asks us to go.

    Before moving to our new location we had been supernaturally yoked with our new Pastors. They shared many accounts where they had left great wealth, homes and cities to go where He had asked them. It truly helped to strengthen our faith and resolve because it seemed to us that they had been through much worse than what we were facing.  Read Elisha Followed Elijah…

    desertJust as Elisha followed Elijah through hard places, when you’re truly yoked with a ministry, you may find that you go through many of the same things they went through. Elisha followed Elijah to Gilgal, Bethel, Jericho and finally to Jordan. 

    The word Gilgal actually means “rolling away our reproach,” Bethel means, “making our approach to God, Jericho and fighting the battle for God” and Jordan means, “entering into death in Christ.”

    This is the path you will certainly take if you’re going to follow God’s plan for your life. We lived for four years and eleven months on some savings we had tucked away and virtually no other income what-so-ever, and our house didn’t sell for nineteen months!  We were living for God and pursuing Him with everything in us while still making large house payments during those months.  God did sustain us through it all and spiritually we have been transformed in so many ways that we hardly really relate to our old selves while back in “Egypt.”

    dry groundMy advice to anyone who believes they are to move or to do something for God, is being totally sure and unequivocally confident that you have heard God in the matter and not just in your soul. I believe a key that is often neglected in following God’s plan, is the failure to journal their dreams, their visions and the words they hear from the Father.  It’s impossible to remember in detail everything you are hearing and seeing to any great degree. In fact, if you will be faithful to journal, God will give you more and more things because you are honoring Him and listening carefully to Him. Perhaps journaling will be the subject of one of my blogs in the future.

    Now, both my wife and myself are employed, we’re actually working together for an awesome company, with an awesome boss in work place ministry.  We mentor drug and alcohol addicts with love and the word of God.  We now have regular income once again and are we’re beginning to get our life back, but we’re different, so different!

    We look back on our five years in the wilderness as a holy and precious time with God.  He led us through a slow death in Him yet at the same time a new life in Christ.  

    God is faithful! If you will continue to be faithful to Him and to His house, He will prove Himself faithful to you and your house!

    Go and be blessed in Him,

    Bro. Bill



  • New Realm

    8/31/08

     

    realmGod is saying to us now…Step up, believe Me, use Faith to cloth yourself in righteous acts….and we are, we will, indeed it is a new realm in which we have entered so quietly, in secret, only known by those who are pursuing God…who’s heart yearns for Him in the night and seeks Him during the day…a secret realm…where God is ushering His quick answers to our prayers…quick, faithful.

     

    To answer and be available to our ever need…our care, inspire us to hope and to believe in Him more and more growing our faith like an avalanche rushing down a mountain devouring all obstacle to its path….completeness comes to us in the days ahead…the years, the next few will bring us to the place where we don’t recognize our past failures, our past lives, our old faith…has been decimated by the new God faith that is ushered from our breath as we are marching to the days of Christ imminent return.

     

    Casting down strongholds like match sticks….thrusting the sword of faith into the powers of the earth causing all our enemies to tremble…for we’re not the same any more….we been transformed into warriors of the living God!



  • 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



  • 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


  • 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