Gathering Together Making Beautiful Music

Gathering Together Making Beautiful Music

Dream: 1/5/2015

I was abruptly awakened at 4:44 A.M. today. Whether this dream occurred before or after I was awakened, I am not sure since I did eventually fell asleep again. While in quiet time, I almost did not journal the dream but thought better of it. I needed to understand its meaning.

IMG_1744I was in a room with some children at the back of a house. The room had its own outside door access and it was open revealing the screen door. The light from the sun was shining in brightly. I looked and saw a small group of church people coming up to knock on the door to witness to us. An elderly gray-headed woman led them. I knew her by name and thought the group was from the Pentecostal or Assembly of God church. I opened the screen door slightly and started to tell them I did not have time. I closed the screen door and turned to the kids and they were just sitting there staring at me nothing to do. I immediately turned and opened the screen door and asked the gray-haired woman if the group would come in and sing to us.

The group came in and went next door the church the kids were a part of and gathered up instruments from the stage and began playing as they walked up the stairs, out the entrance to the parking lot and back into the room where the children were. One of the young men rocked it out on the guitar as he sang incredibly. We were all amazed at the music and singing the people made. I then saw a group of men I knew from another church in the community come into the room. I had seen them before but never had become acquainted with them. I met each one by one and as we visited together, we really felt a barrier lifted between us. Everyone was enjoyied the music, fellowship and being gathered together as we listened to the beautiful music.

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Meaning:

The children were lifeless and bored just sitting in a church class. The room had its own access through the door, which was illuminated by the bright sunlight. The elderly gray-headed woman represents Holy Spirit. They came not to speak of doctrine but to bring fellowship by the Spirit of God. I did not want to hear another group sharing their church doctrine, which reinforces the barriers, which have been built up by all the different denominations. I just wanted to hear music. When they began to play music and sing the gathering entered into harmonious fellowship by the Spirit. The music and the joy of the gathering attracted more and more people. All we had to do was open the door to the Spirit. Doctrine no longer mattered. In Ephesians, 2:18 states, “for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father”. Apostle Paul clearly stated, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling”. Ephesians 4:4 If we could be revived and united by doctrine then that would have occurred many centuries ago. Doctrine will never unite the people of God but the Spirit of God active and alive in our lives and fellowship sure will.

October 18, 2014 I was given a dream, which showed how the body of believers would work in harmony as one team among multiple teams without interfering with one another. It will be a beautiful thing. Please read Harmony Like Joel’s Army http://seerofgod.com/harmony-like-joels-army/ Don’t be fooled by the false harmony which is being orchestrated by the current Pope creating a one world relegion by merging religions into one.

You can begin today! You do not have to wait! Each one of us can invite Holy Spirit back into our lives, surrender to the true Lord ship of Jesus Christ and flow in His Spirit. It is Christ’s will for the body of believer to walk as one in the Spirit in fullness and fellowship together.

May we harmonize and make beautiful music in the Spirit of the Lord together. May we drop the pretense that doctrine will accomplish the desires of our Lord. May we have the courage to allow the Father to reveal anything in our hearts that prevents fellowship with fellow believers, and may our love for one another be a witness to a lost and dying world.

Amen.

It’s a brand new year. Do not procrastinate. Make it you aim. Run the race to win. 1 Cor. 9:26-27.

Bro. Billy Nelson

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Scripture References:

Rev. 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

Is. 57:15 For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

1 Cor. 9:26-27 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.



  • The Charismatic

    Journal Entry Dream –
    Jan/7/2013

    Title: The Charismatic

    I was sitting on the back row between two ladies in a charismatic church service. The lady sitting to my left showed me a book that she was reading. I opened it up and read the majority of it really fast and said, “It has some good things in there (so as not to be rude), but that’s not it.” The lady on my right gave me her book and I read it and gave it back to her as I shook my head and said, “That’s not it at all.”

    the long roadThe band began to lead the worship time and immediately all the people lifted up their hands up as they sang because that is what charismatics do. You don’t look like you are worshiping or will you appear very spiritual unless you lift your hands during the praise and worship service. As I listened to the people sing I was quite taken back when they lifted their voices at the chorus:

    It’s a long damn road

    It’s a long damn road

    It’s a long damn road

    Oh it’s a long damn road

    I cracked up as they sang it. I joined in with them since I understood why they were singing these words. After the service a man came up to me and I asked him, “How did you like the service? He responded, “I didn’t like it at all!” I replied, “Perhaps you just aren’t used to it?”

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    Interpretation:

    As shocking as this dream may be too those who read it, it is a truth being revealed in these last days. Christ is calling out His bride unto Himself and to as many as will listen, He says, “Come! Come out from among them.” The Greek word for “church” is ekklesia which means “called out ones”. Chuch isn’t a building. It is a group of believers called unto Jesus Christ. There are no walls or separation from one another or Chirst. Read The Adulterous Church: http://seerofgod.com/archives/713

    The charismatic churches were birthed out of believers seeking a spiritual refreshing which was not found in the traditional church system. They wanted to be spirit-led believers and see the gifts of the Spirit in action. In the beginning of the movement the Spirit did lead them into some truths. However, in time the movement became stagnant and misguided focusing more on self than the leading of the Spirit. Today, most charismatics live more in past experiences than in today’s life in Christ experiences. One reason there is so much HYPE generated in the organized churches today is an effort to convince the congregation that the Spirit is moving when it is not. If Holy Spirit is moving you don’t have to tell people that the Spirit is moving, they will know for themselves.

    The charismatic is taught that they can obtain the things of God’s Kingdom if you just “work the WORD.” If you or someone needs a healing then you “work the WORD.” If you need a blessing in your life then you find a verse that supports your cause and you “work the WORD” until you see it manifest. The people are taught that if they keep confessing and confessing the WORD that somehow it will get into your spirit and you will get whatever it is that you need to get, and if it doesn’t manifest then the person isn’t doing it correctly. No one can manipulate God no matter how much you try. He is soverign and will always remain soverign.

    When the “Prayer of Jabez” was so popular and it seemed as if everyone was buying the book, praying the prayer, so that their territory would be expanded. They repeated the prayer over and over without any results. Why? I say, because for most people it was a selfish act, done out of an attempt to get material gain from the use of the WORD. As believers we’re to seek Christ got Himself and not what we want.

    “Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.” 1 Chronicles 4:10

    crowd of people bwThe reason I chuckled to myself at them in the dream was because they are taught bad doctrines and have so little understanding of their purpose in the Christian walk. False knowledge leads to false expectations, which leads to discouragement, making their journey a “long damn road”. The song they sang in the dream is very appropriate for the way most of them feel if they were to be truthful. In the dream the man I spoke with sensed in his spirit that something wasn’t right in the church service. People were going through the motion, acting like they were experiencing the move of the Spirit, when inside they were weary from the effects of the years of false doctrine. Weariness had set in because they had seen no results from what they have been taught.

    I’ve seen small and large prayer circles formed where the charismatic leaders would pray aloud saying, “Lord, we turn to the north and call in the blessing and provisions of God, we call in the people into our house and the wealth of the wicked into our hands…” Then all the people turned to the north and repeated the prayer. This action was repeated for the east, south and west as well. It sounded good and looked to be spiritual but it didn’t bring forth any obvious results. It was selfishly motivated and spiritually ignorant of the plans and purposes of the believer in Christ.

    True blessings come from living a life as described in the verse below:

    “Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
    Bind them around your neck,
    Write them on the tablet of your heart.
    4 So you will find favor and good repute
    In the sight of God and man. “ Pro. 3:3-4

    In other words you cannot obtain things by misuse of the WORD.  It is a matter of becoming like Christ by abiding in a continual intimacy with Him. It’s about RELATIONSHIP! Christ doesn’t want to increase you, He wants to reduce to to nothing so He can fill you with His Spirit. Jesus did not pray for the sick, He healed them. He did not pray for someone’s deliverance, He delivered them. Why, because He was ONE with God and in God. He was the WORD made flesh.

    I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. JN 15:5,7

    There are no shortcuts with God and there is no other way but Jesus Christ. He is the WAY.  He is a person and He wants us to be so close to Him so that we become like Him in our lives. We won’t and cannot be a savior but as we draw close to Him, His Spirit permeates our spirit and His presence is upon us more and more. Then when we minister in the gifts of the Spirit it isn’t a thing we do, but it is Jesus in us ministering to the people. Smith Wigglesworth and John G. Lake are two men who come to mind that pressed into the presences of God so much that as they ministered Christ ministered to the ones in need. They spirit was permeated by the Spirit of Jesus Christ. When Smith Wigglesworth prayed no one could stay in the same room with Him. He was permeated with the Spirit of the Lord. Once when he stepped onto a train immediately after praying a man asked him, “Who are you and what are you?” That’s power came from spending time in the presence of the Father.

    hands raised cryout smallToo many, for too long have chased after the gifts of the Spirit, but not after the GIFTER of spiritual gifts.  They have followed after the anointed ones instead of becoming anointed themselves. All the past spiritual movements ended up with the formation of an organized church system of some type. The 1906 Azusa Street revival broke out and traveled the globe, touching so many by the outpouring of Holy Spirit, but eventually ended up becoming the Pentecostal Church system. The main reason this happens is that the people focus on the experience and not the person of Jesus Christ. They pursued the gifts and not the gifter. The three disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration wanted to build three tabernacles and camp out there as if it was an end all be all experience. Jesus was going to lead the disciples beyond the transfiguration experience. He was yet to say the words “Eat My flesh and drink My blood.” He wanted them to consume Him and by doing so He would consume them. He would permeated their spirit with His.

    “Six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and *led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” 6 When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. 7 And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be afraid.” 8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one except Jesus Himself alone.” Matt 17:1-8

    Jesus is a person, not an experience. He wants each believer to have spiritual experiences and you will if you will seek Him to know Him in a personal relationship. But we don’t seek Jesus for the experiences. The multitudes followed Him for food only. He wants people to come to Him in sincerity, letting go of all pretenses, and surrender to Him with an intense desire to know Him.

    When a believer quits moving (growing) forward toward Christ they become a sentimental Christian, living off past experiences, which leads to traditionalism in the body of Christ. Jesus prevented the disciples from taking a spiritual experience and turning it into a shrine. Instead, He said to them to keep it to yourself for now and let’s move on because I have more to show you about glorifying the Father with in this life.

    He has greater plans for your life than just trying to be spiritual. He wants you to come to Him and abide in His presence so He can infuse your spirit and do the “GREATER WORKS”.

    Bro. Bill



  • Sunday Morning Church Visit – Part One

    Journal Entry
    Title: Sunday Morning Church Visit – Part One
    Dream
    Date: 4/12/11

    Note: This is a first in a series of dreams I have been given over the course of the past few years. It is my hope that you will read and carefully consider what the message of God is saying to you.

    Modern Church InteriorDream: It was Sunday morning and I decided to go check out a local church to see what they were up to. My wife was surprised that I was going back there. She said she would come later. When I drove up to the facility it had been completely remodeled and was ten times larger than before. I parked in a side parking lot near an entrance so I could get in and get out without being detected. The nearest door led to an outside area which was enclosed by a tall fence. There were some teens in great number doing some kind of orchestrated dance led by the children’s pastor.

    As I walked on a path that led into the main structure I came to a room with some small tables which seated five or six people. A pretty young lady, which was on the church staff, met me there and sat me down with three young men of which were 19-20 years old. The young lady snuggled up to me, putting her head on my shoulder, and said, “I miss you so much, we all miss you.” Then she pressed her cheek against mine. I didn’t respond in kind.

    I noticed the three young men seated at the table all had some kind of dysfunction. I asked one of the more alert ones what was wrong with him and he just grunted something unintelligible. The young lady, who had seated me, hurried off to another room. I got up and followed her to the room. The room appeared to be designed like a lounge. It had room for many tables and had a bar the length of the right side of the room. This was the room where the faithful and long term members were seated. The three young men would go here next to once they had been approved by the young lady and the others in leadership.

    I looked around the room before leaving and saw a child about twelve years old playing in a silly manner. They were teaching her this behavior so they could use her in skits and plays to lighten up the mood as they made fun of other Christians, denominations and religions. I peeked in the doorway a little further and saw a blonde headed woman seated in the middle chair of the dimly lit lounge’s bar. Her back was turned to the other people in the room. Only certain ones, which had her approval, could sit by her and the room was crowded with people waiting to be approved by her so they could sit with her. I quickly moved away from the doorway so as not to be seen.

    I entered another room and saw people all standing around in a circle. One of the leaders placed ten yellow garden hoses on the ground. In the middle of each of the yellow hoses was a Y coupler.  On the left side of the Y coupler was a yellow hose which had already been attached. The left side of the Y coupler was a labeled “Separation” and the right side was labeled “Jesus”.  The object game was for each participant to disconnect the yellow hose from the left side labeled “Separation”, and reconnect it to the right side of the Y coupler labeled “Jesus”. I watched each person participating in the game make the connection with “Jesus” and each time they did the group made a loud cheer. I waited to see what they were going to do with the message of the exercise but when the last person had finished they all just walked away.

    I continued to walk around and found a self-serve pizza kitchen, which was made to make the people feel warm and cozy. It had beautiful tiles and a large serving area. Then the music began in another room as the worship service started. The band entertained people while all the other people remained in their designated areas.

    As I headed back towards the door I thought I had came in another man was walking out as well. It was Kevin James, the actor and comedian. I asked him if he would change my pants. He cracked up. I thought to myself, “I meet Kevin James for the first time and all can do is ask him to do is change my pants”. Then other actors began to come out the same door. Then I realized that I had come out a different exit from where I had parked. I went back in and walked around trying to find the door that I came in. I searched for some time before I finally found the door I was looking for. They had intentionally by design made it difficult, confusing, and misleading to exit their church. I knew I had to go home and warn my wife not to come here. It is an evil place.

    Be sure and read The Motel (Church) Visit – Part Two http://seerofgod.com/archives/1685

    Meaning:

    Meaningless Activities

    In a dream, a parking lot is a place of arrival or exit. In this case I was arriving to see what was going on in this particular church. I parked near the most accessible entrance not for the convenience of entering as much as to make a quick exit.  The teens were doing an orchestrated dance being led by the children’s pastor. It struck me that the teens were being led by the children’s pastor. The teens should be growing up but they were being treated as six year old children. Everything activity was a pre-planed, orchestrated as an activity, with no room for Holy Spirit to lead believers by the Spirit.

    The Room

    Round Table and Chairs in Conference RoomThe first room I entered was the room for new members. They were seated at the table by a designated staff member. She was the “Groomer”. Her job was to monitor their attendance, provide them with orientation in their church rules, learn their dysfunctions, and prepare them to serve the needs of the church and direct them in doing so. This was standard operating procedure for everyone that wanted to become a member. No one who wanted to be a part of the fellowship could bypass their orientation. If a person wanted more responsibility and access to higher up leadership, the young lady first had to approve of them herself and report their progress back to the pastors. Every person’s faithfulness was measured as to how well they served in the church system. She used flirtation and sweet talk to hook these young men into doing what she needed them to do for the church.  No one dared say “No” to her or anyone in leadership. They could make it difficult for you.

    Dysfunctions

    Each young man had a dysfunction, which would be discovered and then passed onto the blonde headed woman.  People who have yielded to the Jezebel spirit will do all they can to discover a person dysfunctions in order to manipulate them to her needs. She will show her sweet, confidential side to gain their trust in her discovery process. She is a master manipulator, especially over men.

    The Young Girl

    The young child was cute and very popular within the fellowship. She was called upon at times to make fun of the perceived less spiritual people in other denominations. It was clever to employ a child in  a humorous way to make themselves feel better about their spirituality.

    The Blonde Woman

    The blonde headed woman represents Jezebel. The name Jezebel means “unhusbanded”. She loves to clone and create spiritual children to follow her in her idolatries. She sat in the dark room, hidden, with her back turned to the people. She doesn’t care about anyone but herself. She chooses to surround herself with dysfunctional people, even more than she is, because they can easily be manipulated to do her bidding. She rules this church from behind the scenes, especially the pastor and other staff members. She has everyone in the church monitoring ever other person in the church without them really knowing her scheme. All her conversations are to glean more information about what the members are saying and doing. With this kind of information she can maintain her hidden power position by detecting any perceived threats. Anyone who disagrees with her will be dealt with swiftly and with severity. That’s the way she keeps the pulse in her kingdom.

    Wherever Jezebel rules in a church she will seek out the weak ones and use their dysfunctions to control them. She disguises her efforts behind an insincere compassion when trying to help them, but she is incapable of helping anyone but herself.  All her attempts to help a person will do more harm than good as she is a destructive counselor to all she ministers too.

    The Yellow Hose

    The game with the Y coupler and the yellow hose came across as shallow and insincere. It showed the ineffectiveness of game play in the churches today.  It was a fun activity but that was all it was. Although the kids made a natural connection they didn’t seem to make a spiritual connection to God at all. The presence of Holy Spirit inspired teaching was missing from the exercise. It was sad to watch the kids walk away without grasping the message of making the connection with Jesus is to build a life long relationship with Him and that requires they seek Him in their dedicated prayer time.

    Self-Serve Pizza Kitchen

    The self-serve pizza bar speaks of several things. The churches today are iconic symbols of self-worship. Most churches fine tune their message so as not to offend anyone. They want the attendees to feel warm and comfortable. For the church to stay open it requires money and people have money.  Almost everyone attending is self-serving in some form or fashion if they would be honest with themselves and God.  The concept of promoting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ isn’t at the heart of most churches today. It’s not mentioned, taught, nor is it encouraged by the majority of religions. The essence of Jesus Christ has been hijacked by man’s religion. With every breath and action, the members are deceptively taught that committing to the church (organization) is the same as committing to Christ. That giving tithe to it is the same as giving to Christ. This is evil, dangerous and propagates spiritual adultery. The leadership perpetuates this message to keep, control and feed off God’s sheep.

    Today, when the word “Church” is spoken people automatically think of a building. Many churches, like a harlot, offer something for everyone. The harlot church says, “Come, you can have whatever you want here. There’s no better place to be.  We have the best there is. It will cost you nothing.”  (Read the blog: http://seerofgod.com/archives/1639 The Enticement)

    In the thing called “Church” a person can have prominence, validation, identity, self-worth, self-confidence, self-righteousness and influence, etc. However, Zion isn’t an organization; it is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Zion is made up of believers who worship the Living God in Spirit and Truth. These are the ones who are the bride of Christ.

    The Band

    Some churches use church worship teams as a tool to attract (entice) people to come and to keep them once they do. The better the band the better most people will like the church services. I have heard many church attendees say, “I only come here for the music.” Building big worship teams has been a trend in the churches around the world for many years now. Just as the palm trees competed with one another in the blog, “The Enticement”, some churches compete with one another with their worship teams. There’s a difference between being entertained and tapping into a pure worshipful praise of our Lord Jesus Christ. I believe in the minstrel gifts and that most worship team members are faithful to their gift and love to worship the Lord.

    Playing or singing can become a form of self-serving if the person is doing it for the wrong reasons. Just because you like to do something isn’t enough of a reason to do it. Each ministry gift has to be continually submitted to the leadership of the Lord. In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus warned the ministers who had performed miracles, cast out demons and prophesied in His name, that He never knew them. He said to depart from Him and sentenced them to eternal darkness. I believe these ministers were victims of the church system and never developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They knew the actions of a minister, the theology and did great things as they made a name for themselves, but they never had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Exits

    exit sign smlIn the dream as I tried to leave the church but discovered they had purposely designed it to be difficult. The exits were hard to find, much like a big, multi-level mall is designed. They get the shoppers in but make it difficult to find the original point of entry. When a person enters a (joined) church they make you feel warm, welcomed and accepted. However, the acceptance will last as just long as you tithe, attend as many of their activities as possible, agree to everything leadership says and believes. There is zero tolerance for critiques of the church. Anyone, who questions the leadership is quickly singled out as a dissenter and labeled as a person to be watched more closely.

    Often people who want to leave are given the suggestion by the pastor that bad things are going to happen to them if they leave the covering of the church.  Phrases like, “The wheels are going to fall off!”, “Don’t leave your assignment!” or “You’ll lose your covering!” are an attempt to frighten people to stay.  It is a form of control and just like the dream showed it’s not easy to get out of the thing called church.  If they can’t control you then they automatically begin to try to destroy and defame the person.

    All the love they showed you was really fake love as it was based on acceptance based on performance to their standards. It’s love with a hook.  They will love you as long as you belong to their church, but once a person exits they become all but unknown to their former church members.  The Amish are known for the use of shunning to punish people who don’t comply with their doctrines. However, most other religions also employ shunning as well.

     Actors (Pretenders)

    As I walked out he was walking out the exit Kevin James, which is a very popular actor and comedian was walking out as well along with many other actors. The biggest role most people will ever star in occurs when they attend a church. Just about everyone puts on their best face as they pretend to be enjoying themselves so others won’t think they’re not living a great victorious Christian life. The church is filled with actors (pretenders) which aren’t truly interested in taking up their cross and following Jesus Christ. They are happy to attend and enjoy the social aspects of the church and all the things it offers but to do they have a pure commitment to Christ? That is the question. Anyone seeking Truth will find it. I heard the Lord say some time ago, “My bride comes not so much from the church (system) as from the world.”

    “For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders (actors). I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.Ps. 26:3-5

    Summary

    The greatest deception ever placed upon mankind is the church system of which man has created. It is a counterfeit and a spiritually dangerous place to be. It has caused millions to commit spiritual adultery by demanding commitment and allegiance to it (the church system) instead pointing them to Jesus Christ. Instead of promoting Jesus Christ the person, it entangles people into legalism, dead works as it manipulates them to do what the leadership wants done.

    Any self-worship (doing things for self) is fleshly and not of God. If it isn’t of God then it is demonically influenced in some way or another. Jezebel used sedcution and deception to ascend to a position of power. She loves to play the role of the prophetess and have a following of loyal subjects willing to support her in her idolatry.

    Believers this is a serious matter to the living God as recorded in the following verses.

    ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. ‘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. ‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. ‘Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. ‘And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.” Rev 2:19-23

    Someone once quoted, “The institutional church has killed two kinds of people: Those who do not believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and those who do.

    You certainly will find this critique of the church system troubling if you are reliant upon it for your livelihood, status, identity, validation or security but the Spirit of the Lord says, “COME”.

    Time is short and Christ is calling His bride unto Him. Will you heed His call are continue on the course you are on? It’s not easy for a person to leave what has been ingrained into their mind for so many years. Let Christ lead you to the Truth. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you and you will find a beautiful walk in the freedom of Christ.

    The five foolish virgins are made up of the church goers who do nothing more than maintain a general form of religion but deny the power. They spend no time building a personal relationship with the Lord and thus no oil or flask to carry the sustaining oil. Don’t continue be foolish, but go to the living God and ask Him if what I have written here is true. Read the scriptures carefully asking God to illuninate the true meaning to your spirit.

    “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 2 Cor. 6:17

    If you ask, seek, and knock the door will be opened to you. Seek the truth and He will reveal it to you.

    Bro. Bill

     

    Scripture Reference:

    “For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth. I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders (actors). I hate the assembly of evildoers, And I will not sit with the wicked.Ps. 26:3-5

    “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 2 Cor. 6:17

    ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and that your deeds of late are greater than at first. ‘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. ‘I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality. ‘Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. ‘And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.” Rev 2:19-23

    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

     

     

     

     

     



  • The Abandoned Harvest

    Journal Entry
    July 11, 2011
    Dream –Scene One – The Unction 

    I was standing with a very small group of people when to our left and angel walked past saying, “A person only has a very small unction from Holy Spirit to evangelize and if they don’t heed the Spirit the desire will go away and not come back again.” 

    Scene Two – The Field of Corn

    Ear of Corn Ripening in Field I was walking down a country road, lined with trees on both sides. There was an opening to my left which revealed a large field planted in corn. The corn plants were dried out from the summer heat but I could see ears of corn on every stalk. In the dream I was giving understanding that this crop had been abandoned by the farmers that planted it. I thought the corn must not be any good for someone to just walk away from the harvest. Puzzled, I decided to go into the field and take a look at the quality of the crop for myself.  

    I pulled off an ear of corn from a stalk and pulled back the husk to see the condition of the corn. I expected the kernels to be sparse and dried up from the summer’s heat as the reason the farmers abandoned the field. As I pulled back the husk, exposing the kernels of corn, I saw that not only was the corn fresh and juicy but the kernels had a strange fatness to them. I pulled off some kernels of corn from the cob and placed them into my hand. To my surprise more corn appeared on the cob where I just removed the corn. As I held the corn kernels in my hand they changed colors illuminating with a spectrum of beautiful colors. It was amazing! 

    I didn’t understand how the corn field could look so dry yet contain such fresh and wonderful corn on the inside of the husk. As I walked out to the edge of the field next to the country road, I heard the sound of a babbling brook beneath my feet. I looked down and saw clear spring water running on the ground directly from the direction of the field. Apparently there was a source of water just underneath the surface which kept the corn field robust and ready for harvest.  

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    Meaning – 

    Scene One 

    The angel said to the small group of people in the dream, “A person only has a very small unction from Holy Spirit to evangelize and if they don’t heed the Spirit the desire will go away and not come back again.”  

    Have you lost your desire for souls? Remember when you first got saved and how you felt and wanted to share with someone what Christ has done for you? Where is your excitement about sharing your faith with others? How many people do you know personally that are known for diligently seeking out the lost? How many are there in your local congregation who consistently witness to those who are lost or backslidden? I will tell you that it is a very small number compared to the ones who portray themselves as Christians. The angel warned the believers in Sardis to wake up, and strengthen the things that remain which are about to die. Scene one of this dream is a warning to the congregations to address their failure of falling asleep, becoming weak in sensing the unction of Holy Spirit for the lost. If you let it die it will be dead and will not come back to you.  

    “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. ‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. Rev 3:1-2 

    Meaning Scene Two – 

    Why did the field go without being harvested? Where were the farmers that planted it? 

    At one time the farmers worked diligently as farmers. They plowed and prepared the fields and when it came time they planted the seeds so they could bring forth a nice harvest. That is the purpose of farming to bring forth the harvest. What happened to the field ready to be harvested? 

    Years before, the farmers began getting together in their homes to having weekly meetings so they could support one another and discuss all the wonders of being a farmer. They had a special bond and excitement and wanted others to experience what they had discovered about farming.  The word spread about how great the meetings were and the attendance grew too large to meet in a home. So they decided to build a building devoted solely as a place for the local farmers to gather. 

    By the time they had built and moved into their new building a few of the farmers had risen to prominence and taken charge of the meetings, drawing most of the attention to their selves. The other farmers were encouraged to unquestionably submit to their farming wisdom and counsel. They loved to talk and teach on farming techniques, programs, good farming practices as they pressed the other farmers to conform to their teachings.  

    The other farmers like being taught as well as being part of such a unique organization. Eventually, they added farming school for children and a nursery for the little farmers. Then came seminaries for farmers, Farmers’ TV Network with weekly DVDs offers with titles like “10 Steps to Positive & Purposeful Farming”, “Captivating Farming”, “Farming With a Sense of Humus”, “How to Become Completely Committed to Farming” and “Joy in Farming” were just a few of the most popular teachings.  

    The people learned how to dress, talk and act like farmers. Then more meetings were added to the week which kept the people very busy in the farmer’s organization. Over time attending, participating and belonging to the farmers’ group became more important than working and harvesting the fields even though the fields were abundantly ripe and ready for harvest. Each person’s attendance to the weekly meetings was closely monitored and should someone start missing meetings the organization would have another farmer contact them to find out why they were not at the meetings.  After all if you love farming you need to be a member of one of these local farming organizations.  

    The end results of the farmers’ organization was that the farmers knew the practices and principals of farming, but no longer understood the principal of rolling up their sleeves and getting dirty working in the fields, laboring in the fields day and night, so they could bring in the harvest. The speakers at the farming organizations meetings never stressed the importance of bringing in the crops and eventually the farmers forgot what farming was all about which is the HARVEST! 

    How ridiculous would it be for farmers to devote their lives to farming but never go work in the fields to gather in the harvest? If farmers acted like this would you not think the farmers were phonies, perhaps question their sanity? But today few Christians show any concern for lost souls and even fewer will share the gospel of Christ with a lost soul although their weekly attendance may be stellar. Is that not as ridiculous as the farmers abandoning the harvest?  

    Remember the angels said in the dream, “A person only has a very small unction from Holy Spirit to evangelize and if they don’t heed the Spirit the desire will go away and not come back again.”  

    Have you lost your desire for souls? God knows. Remember when you first got saved and how you felt and wanted to share with someone what Christ has done for you?  

    Guard you desire for the lost by praying for the lost souls. Pray for those you encounter daily who have been blinded by sin. Pray for the Lord to send labors into the field and pray that he would use you to bring in the harvest. Don’t let the desire for the lost to pass from you if you still have it at all. If it dies in you it will not return.  

    The final harvest awaits and the Lord is secretly preparing those who will listen to Holy Spirit and seek the Father’s heart for the lost. Pray that you may have the same compassion for the lost as Jesus displayed in His earthly ministry. He had COMPASSION for the PEOPLE.  

    “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Rev. 3:15-16 

    The desire for lost souls has to be continually guarded like a small flame from the elements around you. Ask God for mercy to rekindle your desire for the lost before it completely goes out. Ultimately with God SALVATION is of the highest importance above everything else. He did send His Son so that man could be saved.  

    “The time of the great harvest is now! The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Mat. 9:38 

    Bro. Bill 

    Scripture Reference: 

    Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He  said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Mat. 9:35-38 

    He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. Proverbs 10:5 

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls. Proverb 11:30 

    Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand. And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, ” Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.” Rev. 14:14-15

     

     

     



  • Wells of Confession

    Dream
    Date: 3/21/2011

    Journal Entry –

    I was in a large cavernous room which was well lit. The vast room was located inside a mountain which was accessed by a tunnel, that served as the only entrance to the room. The height from the ceiling to the floor must have been several hundred feet in height. In the middle of the floor there was a large dark hole about thirty feet in diameter without any type of barrier around it.

     well of confessionAs I stood there observing, a man walked through the tunnel and entered the room. He walked straight to the edge of the hole and stopped. Then he began to confess his sins and repented before God. It seemed effortless for the man to confess here at the large hole in the floor of the cave like room. Then I heard a voice say, “Wells of Confession”. The man had encountered the righteousness of God when he had approached the well.

    I was giving understanding that the entrance to this place was well hidden and the only way the man found the location was by his desperate search in seeking out God. Then and only then was he was led to this wonderful, hidden place of repentance.

    The next scene in the dream I found myself working with four or five people on a drilling platform. We would efficiently set it up the drilling rig and punched a hole in the earth, then move on to the next location. Once there we set up the drilling rig again and punched another hole in the earth. We kept repeating the same process well after well.

    Journal entry end –

    Meaning

    That morning during my quiet time, Holy Spirit gave me the verses of Isaiah 59: 1-2

    Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Isaiah 59: 1-2

    In the dream there was a small team of people working together with me on a well drilling platform. The team was made up of people who are like-minded to bring forth wells of confession to the sick, hurting, and castaways of life and go wherever God directs. The team will be assembled together by the direction of Holy Spirit to take the love and compassion of Christ to the ones who are crying out inside to know God. This ministry team will go wherever God directs them to go to show Christ to the sinner and bring forth restoration and life to the body and soul. There will be a heavy anointing of rightousness and conviction from Holy Spirit when this team ministers.

    The strong presence of Holy Spirit will be at the Wells of Confession causing many to repent and get right with God. Healings and miracles of all kind will take place as Holy Spirit moves on the hearts of the people. Just as Chirst ministered to the rich and the poor, the sick and the healthy, so shall it be in the true last days ministries.

    woman prayingJesus said when Holy Spirit comes, “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. John 16:8-11

    Christ commission for the believer is to take the good news to the sinners of the world.

    But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.”But go and learn what this means: ‘I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mat. 9:12-13

    Historically, wells were important meeting places and a place to get life sustaining water. It took a lot of physical effort to dig a well in the natural as it will take a lot of prayer and personal ministry time in certain communities to dig a spiritual well of confession.

    God’s heart is for sinners! He sacrificed His Son that we may come boldly to the throne of grace.  As believers we need to cry out to God to give us a heart for lost souls. Concern for lost souls has all but disappeared from the church today. When was the last time you shared your faith with a lost sinner and loved them with the compassion of Christ?

    Scripture References:

    “But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!” Luke 5:8

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

    Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Mat. 9:37

    ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Mat 6:10

    This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Ti. 2:3-4

    Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well and revealed her sin to her. She went back into the city and said, “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” John 4:29

    For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing, Isa. 30:13

    “I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Mat. 5:32

    Jesus and the Samarian woman meet at Jacob’s well. John 4: 4-40

    “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Luke 11:9

    “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3

    Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38

    “Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, Acts 17:30

    Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? Rom 2:4

    I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. 2 Cor. 7:9

    ‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent. Rev. 2:5

    ‘So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. Rev. 3:3

    ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. Rev. 3:19



  • The Additions

    The Additions

    Journal Entry: Dream

    Title: The Additions

    Date: 1/3/11

    Ithe additonsn the dream, I had a revelatory teaching the Lord had given me to share with a particular church; however, I knew they would reject hearing it from me since it went against their traditions. The photos in this article are a perfect example of the dream The Additions.

    An older lady down the street owned a huge building which she was going to renovate and appointed me to oversee the project. The structure had many levels and additions added over the course of many years. The lady instructed me that everything that wasn’t in the original plan was to be torn away from the structure so it could be seen in its original design.

    The crew started at the top of the building working their way down. The many additions over time had made the structure very unappealing to the eye and hindered its flow and function. It was now obvious that the additions were added by people that didn’t understand the original design or the concepts of the architect.

    As the additions were torn away, people began to come to the construction site and declare how beautiful the original design truly was. One lady said she had no idea that such a beautiful structure had been hidden from us for all these years. I said, “It’s beautiful, look at how the original architect designed the structure with was such simplicity and beauty.  This has been hidden from the world for so long.”

    Construction debris was piled up high all around the structure making it difficult to walk around.  The building was dark inside due to the additions that had sealed up the windows which were in the original design. The only light that penetrated into the building came from the front and rear doors which were just recently opened.

    Suddenly, a frightened sheep appeared out of a dark hallway and apparently it had been trapped in the structure for a long time. The sheep stood there in the darkness of the room, only being illuminated by the light, which poured into the room from the front door. The sheep wanted to escape to the light but I was standing in its path.  I stepped aside and the sheep run past me as fast as it could go disappearing out the front doorway.

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    Dream Interpretation

    church crowdThe lady who hired me to supervise the demolition of the structure represents Holy Spirit. All the additions are things that man has added to Christ’s message and Paul’s gospel since the inception of Christianity. The beauty of the original framing of the true gospel message and the walk in Christ has long been covered up by the works of man.  Regardless, if it was driven by good intentions or by ego, for power and control, or to influence and appear successful, it has taken away from the beauty of Christianity, not added to it.

    There is a longing for the real thing. The real thing which is Truth can’t be found in words. Although, words may be true they are not the Truth. The Truth is a person and his name is Jesus Christ. Real truth is found in a relationship with the Truth which is Jesus Christ.

    No matter how many additions are added to an original structure they will only mask the original structure, not reveal it. Today’s church system today is represented by all the additions that obstruct the function and flow of Christ’s people.

    I won’t soon forget the look on the lady’s face when she saw the beauty of the original design for the first time. Would the early believers recognize today’s form of Christianity? I think not! What if we could see it for ourselves?

    You may read this and wonder what are the additions that have been added to Christianity? I could list many here but I don’t want to appear mean spirited. It’s safe to say that just about everything you see as the organized church today was instituted by Christ, especially the clergy system that dominates the people. The only way believers will discover the additions which were added by man will be to seek Jesus Christ for the sole purpose of knowing Him in an intimate relationship and in time He will reveal Himself clearly to you and what is real worship.  It’s time for believers to humble ourselves, get before the Lord and truly seek Him for the sole purpose of loving Him. Christ is coming back for a bride that is without spot, wrinkle or blemish.

    Five Questions:

    A few months ago I was given an audience with the Lord.  I quickly grabbed my tablet and went into a room and closed the door.  I asked Him these five questions.

    Q1. Why don’t some churches grow?
    A1. Because they want it to grow.

    Q2. What’s wrong with that?
    A2. It’s their vision not Mine.

    Q3. But didn’t the early church grow and increase?
    A3. As I added members.

    Q4. Why then do some churches grow and others don’t?
    A4. It’s not about growth. It’s about the Kingdom. Each church has a different assignment and the motives behind the pulpit must be 100% for My things and not things, not numbers, or anything man can say, “This is a successful ministry because of a building or pews filled”. What are they doing with the people in the pews, warehousing them? Corralling them as their sheep to control while they feed themselves and starve My sheep? It is not My way and a day of judgment awaits for those evil, sluggard, selfish shepherds.

    Q5. How does leadership change their mind set?
    A5. Give up control to Me. Find their true place in My heart and allow My heart to reign in their lives.

    The message is clear. We must strip away all that is of man and return back to your first love. After all that is the message written to the churches in Revelation. If you truly want to promote the Kingdom then there needs to be changes made and the changes will begin on your knees before the Lord. Much has been done in His name that isn’t of God at all. Many things have been added to the simple Christian faith that isn’t of God at all. If you are going to walk with Him now is the time to take inventory of your motives, ego, doctrine and motivations and be truthful with God. Adk God to show you The Additions!

    Scripture References:

    “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, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. ‘Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. ‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'” Rev. 3: 14-22

    The key to knowing and following Christ is found in this verse: “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. Rev. 12:11



  • Preparation of the Bride – Pt. 2 –Meet With Me

    Preparation of the Bride – Pt. 2 –Meet With Me

    Journal Entry: Dream
    Title: Meet With Me
    Date: 9/20/2010

    lady prayingI was walking along a path and in my hands I had some technical documents, advertisement flyer and a device much like a smart phone. As I passed by some ladies I accidently hit a button on the device and it began to play music. They said, “Leave it here with us so we can listen to music!” I had already fumbled around on the device and somehow turned the music off.  No matter how hard I tried I could not turn it back on.

    Then a nice you lady wearing a modest, brown dress came up to me and said, “I have something I want to talk to you about.” She walked into a building and went into a room and closed the door. I kept fumbling around with the smart phone at the same time trying to manage the other objects that were in my hands to the point I just couldn’t let the nice young lady wait any longer. I put the papers, flyer and smart device down and went into the room where the lady was waiting. I started to leave the door partly open to protect her reputation but it was so noisy outside I closed it and she nodded her approval.  She had on glasses and an old style hair-do. We looked eye to eye as she sat across from me. Then she said, “Three years ago I committed to going to a meeting one night a week and I have done so faithfully for three years.  Now I know Him, I know the things He likes and I see the things His does.  I know Him intimately. I’m not the same any more. It has transformed me in ways I can’t begin to explain. “

    Then I saw the most beautiful cobalt blue orbs and spheres filled with secret knowledge of the things of God form in the space between the lady and myself.  These were secrets that He will only reveal to those who are intimate with Him. There are things which are to be revealed to us if we will come and meet with Him. That was made very clear to me.

    The young lady shared some things she was shown about Christ that are beyond the ability of a human to know on our own. These things ‘stretched’ my thinking somewhat but were believable because the Spirit made it so.

    She said, “Just commit to one meeting a week for three years and you will know Him and what He likes and what He likes to do.”

    The dream ended.

    End of journal entry:

    The Dream Interpretation:

    praying on stepsThe young lady represents a messenger from Holy Spirit.  The brown dress represents warmth and caring, even pastoral duties. Holy Spirit is the one who will prepare the believers to become the bride of Christ. One of the ways this will happen is spending time meeting with Him once a week for three years with the door closed to protect the intimate time together.  It is important to block out the noise of the world during these meetings as well escape from our busy lives and allow time for Holy Spirit to minister to us.  We are constantly bombarded by media which wants to do one thing and that is to influence our lives. Read Influence

    The things I saw in the open vision she put before me were like cobalt blue orbs that spiraled out and revealed wonderful amazing revelation of the secret things of God.  These secrets will hit our understanding for the first time and we will be taken back by the knowledge but know it was from God.  Paul wrote about being caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. 2 Corinthians 12:2-4

    This isn’t mandatory but it is essential for the bride of Christ to make this choice. Do we want to let go of all the things that are so distracting in our lives and set aside one evening a week to meet with Him?

    In the Jewish wedding tradition there is a preparation of the bride where she is given a ritual bath up to two days before the wedding, typically during the night. (… A day is a thousand years and a thousand-years is as a day. 2 Peter 3:8

    The place of bathing is called Mikvah and several biblical regulations specify that full immersion in water is required to regain ritual purity after ritually impure incidents have occurred. Most forms of impurity can be nullified through immersion in any natural collection of water. Some, such as a Zav, however require “living water,” such as springs or groundwater wells. Living water has the further advantage of being able to purify even while flowing as opposed to rainwater which must be stationary in order to purify.

    Moses instructed the people to consecrate and wash themselves prior to meeting with the Lord. This is a type & shadow of what the Lord is showing us to do now which is to consecrate our lives and meet with Him and be washed in the living water prior to meeting with Him upon His return.

    The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.” Ex. 19:10-11

    The Lord knows those that are His, He isn’t coming back for a harlot nor will He join himself to a bride that doesn’t know or hasn’t shown any interest in knowing Him. Read Preparation of the Bride Pt. 1

    Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of theLord is to abstain from wickedness.” 2 Tim. 2:19

    bride closeupWould you marry someone who you didn’t know and who really wasn’t interested in spending time with you? Or if each time you wanted to be with them they had something much more important to do or they want to be with someone else? Would you marry that kind of person? Of course not and Christ will not either.

    Just after quiet time the same morning the Lord put in my spirit the chorus to a song by an 80’s band Tears For Fears as I began singing the words…

    Shout, shout, let it all out
    These are the things I can do without
    Come on, I’m talking to you, come on

    Shout, shout, let it all out
    These are the things I can do without
    Come on, I’m talking to you, come on

    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Eph. 5:25-27

    “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.” Rev. 19:7

    Will you commit to one evening a week for three years to meet with Jesus Christ privately and in sincerity to get to know Him and be washed in the living water of the Lord? His promise to us is that you will be rewarded with a beautiful life changing relationship in which He will show you all about Him and you will truly enter into a relationship with the living God.

    I pray you will pass this along to as many as you know who love God and who sense His return but don’t know what to do to prepare. The bride must make herself ready! Come to the living water and be cleansed.

    And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Heb. 11:6

    May you be blessed richly in the knowledge and truth of Christ.

    Bro. Bill



  • Holy Spirit Our Teacher

    holy spirit teacherA few years ago, I asked the Father what theology meant to Him and He responded, “Its man’s attempt to explain what he doesn’t understand.”  Wouldn’t it be great if every speaker in the body of Christ provided a real honest disclaimer as to where they gained their knowledge? Did it come from their own intellectual studies, attending a Bible college, downloaded a sermon off the Internet, books, or did it come by revelation directly from Holy Spirit?

    I have continually witnessed how man elevates various individuals as anointed teachers of God. People run to these teachers like a feeding frenzy in order to gain more understanding of the things of God. Often the individuals teaching gain such a following that they inadvertently create an army of followers that “parrot” everything they say without questioning if it is really Holy Spirit taught Bible truth. If there is any one thing missing in the body of Christ it is discernment for the true things of God.

    “O God, Thou hast taught me from my youth; And I still declare Thy wondrous deeds.” Ps. 71:17

    Who is to be teaching and instructing the believer?

    The prophet Jeremiah correctly prophesied the time would come when it would be no longer necessary to have someone teach the believer how to know the Lord.

    “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. V34. And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ “for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jer. 31:33-34

    When in meditation I was conversing with my Father and I said in a contemplative manner, “Lord, there are so few anointed leaders, teachers, pastors in the body of Christ and the people suffer because of it.” Immediately, I was strongly reproved by my Father when He responded resolutely with “Second Timothy Two Fifteen!”

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth.” 2 Tim. 2:15

    I felt terrible for what I had just said and quickly repented for my error in thought. There is no excuse for the true believer not to know and understand His word. The responsibility falls directly upon every believer to press into God and to be taught by Holy Spirit the truth. God requires each believer to be thorough in gaining true knowledge of Him through the rhema (revealed) word of God for themselves so they are able to accurately separate falsehood from true Christ doctrine. A word from God, which you hear for yourself, is one of the greatest things in the walk of faith. You know that you know and that is the Rock on which the called out ones build their foundations. Holy Spirit can make the written word come alive as your mentor if you are seeking truth from a sincere heart. You won’t be disappointed for truly the Father will reward those who diligent seek Him.

    And without faith it is impossible to please {Him,} for he who comes to God must believe that He is and {that} He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.  Heb. 11:6

    What did Jesus promise?

    “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” John 14:26

    2 tim 2_15John 14:26 clearly instructs the believer that Holy Spirit is your teacher and that He will teach you all things. This means Holy Spirit will teach you things about God and everything in between, which includes things for your employment and challenges you encounter in your daily walk.  The Greek word for Holy Spirit is parakletos (par-ak’-lay-tos) which means an intercessor, counselor, advocate or one who comes along side.  I have great faith in Holy Spirit to help me understand God’s word, to help me in my daily walk as well as to help me in my secular or domestic tasks. It’s very exciting to have Him teaching us about all things!

    God wants to remove false knowledge from the believers.

    When Jesus encountered the Pharisees (religious minded) they knew scriptures but didn’t know the heart of God. They knew the legal aspects of the law and used it to lord over the Jewish people. The Pharisees added many other requirements such as washing of hands, cups, pitchers and copper pots which were according to the traditions of the elders and not Moses’ law.

    “This people honors me with their lips but their heart is far from Me, but in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men. Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” Mark 7: 6-8

    Jesus speaking to His disciples said permission has been granted for the believers to know mysteries.

    “And He answered and said to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.  “For whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Matt 13:11-13

    The “whoever does not have” refers to “does not have” God’s revealed truth. They have a doctrine which was created by their own prideful intellect and people will defend their doctrine vigorously as perceived truth out of pride. Pride will blind us from knowing and growing in the truth of God. Prideful knowledge creates a filter as we study the Bible so we only see things written in a way that reinforces what we already believe to be truth. Our own confidence in our knowledge will prevent us from seeing greater truths in His revealed word. Only those who remain humble and are truly seeking truth will receive it from God. God opposes the proud but comes near to the humble.

    But is this truly God’s plan to have man teach man the things of God?

    It is my observation that believers who rely only on man to teach them remain immature in Christ and fail to mature in the things of God. A baby will stay a baby if the parents don’t train the child to hold the spoon and feed themselves. This is the parent’s responsibility not the child’s. Sure it’s messy at first but any responsible parent knows it is necessary in order for the child to mature. The child needs supervision and encouragement for a time as they learn to manage the process of self-feeding but it isn’t long before they are normal, healthy, maturing children.

    We have no excuse for remaining babies in Christ. The only reason we will remain a baby and not mature is that we are dependant on someone else to feed us God’s word. In the natural, if we eat only one meal a week will we grow up a healthy maturing individual? Of course not! A weekly sermon that many so depend on to keep them going could be their stumbling block to maturing if it’s the only time of the week they give time for the things of God.  Are they not being spoon fed what someone else has cut up, chewed on and put in their mouths? Remember our accountability to God according to 2 Tim. 2:15.

    For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. Heb. 8:10-11

    Do you truly believe that Holy Spirit is your teacher as it says in 1 John 2:27?

    And finally…”And as for you, the anointing which you have received from Him who abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you, but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27 (keeps us from being deceived by false doctrine as mention in verse 26)

    “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” Eph 4:11-14

    First of all, these are not offices in the body of Christ as many would have you believe. Many use this verse to promote their influence and power just as the Nicolaitans (means conquer of the people) used their titles to conquer and control the people and make believers subordinate to a clergy hierarchy system after the original apostles died off at the end of the first century. Apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastors and teacher are ministry gifts (read the context verse in Eph 4:4:8) that flow according to Holy Spirit’s direction to equip the body of Christ, until we all attain unity of the faith, maturing daily in the things of the Lord.

    1 Corinthians 12:28 clearly places these as ministry gifts and not positions in the body of Christ.

    “And God has appointed in the ekklesia (which means the called out ones) first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.” 1 Cor. 12:28

    Are we not to have teachers?

    ministry giftsIf I listen when an anointed gift is flowing through a person I will certainly be taught some things by the anointing that quickens the truth in my spirit. The one teaching must realize that the gift isn’t flowing in them all the time as some would have you believe. I have learned some valuable tools from people when a ministry gift is flowing through them and they are speaking about a subject that Holy Spirit has made rhema to them. However, at other times I have seen the same individuals teaching in total error on a subject using their own prideful intellect because that they just wanted to speak about a particular subject without truly understanding God’s rhema truth in the matter.

    Summary –

    It is my sincere appeal to all who read this that you humble yourself before God and surrender at His feet everything you have been taught, all knowledge, all doctrine, all understanding and ask Holy Spirit to teach you all truth. If you are one who believes you have an appointed office then you need to truly get before God and seek His face in the matter and take the message given by Jesus about self-promoters to heart.

    On August 28, 2001 Holy Spirit gave me to read Matt. 7:21-23 and then I heard the Father say, “It’s about relationship.”

    “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.” Matt. 7:21-23

    These individuals (ministers) were using a ministry gift to promote themselves and were not in a personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”  John 14:15.

    How do we get to know someone?

    We spend time with them, we converse together, we learn all you can about one another and we share our heart’s most intimate feelings. It’s not about building up a ministry. It’s not about building facilities. It’s about building a relationship with the living God. If you are sincere in wanting to know truth, to know your God, then you will run and get on your knees and surrender to Him and trust Holy Spirit to teach you all things.

    It is very difficult and uncomfortable to let go of ‘our’ knowledge because knowledge puffs up an individual’s ego. It requires much more work to present ourselves before God continually seeking His understanding of the scriptures than just trusting what man teaches or what you can understand using our intellect.

    “If we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that it is difficult to let go of the comfort and warmth of what we think we know, for a journey of naked hope. But there is no other path.” St. John of the Cross

    Are we so confident in what we know to be God’s truth that we can’t strip ourselves bare of our intellectual understanding? We must allow Holy Spirit to begin to lead us into deeper understanding of the things of God. Indeed if you humble ourselves, we will find that Holy Spirit is truly our Teacher and we will begin to journey into what He wants to teach us individually about Himself. Then, we will begin to truly discover His heart. It’s His promise to us.

    Bro. Bill



  • The Restoration of the True Prophet

    prophetsIt was July 15, 2009, while on our annual family vacation at the beach, that I was given the first of a series of dreams that week about the state of church and Christ’s bride.

    The first thing revealed to me was a dream about the condition of the ministry gift of prophet.

     Journal Entry: Dream – Restoration Required – 7/15/2009
    I was in an office consisting of four separate rooms; I knew by the Spirit that the office represented the ministry gift of the prophet. Each room was in various states of disrepair due to a serious lack of care and maintenance. Someone before me had begun renovating several of the rooms but for whatever reason had quit before finishing. In the remodeling process, one of the newly renovated rooms already had large holes in the ceiling caused by rain leaking through the roof damaging the new ceiling and carpet.

    The largest room hadn’t been touched; it had a large gap in the wall between the window and ceiling where I could see to the outside. The gap allowed dirt to enter the office covering all the equipment and furniture. Anyone who worked or came into the office would get dirty due to its neglected condition. The office was truly awful, non-functional and a disgrace to the company. I said, “Get the president of the company and he will repair this!” End Journal Entry-

    Meaning:
    I woke up from the dream pondering what I had seen. By the condition of the office, Holy Spirit was showing me that the current condition of the ministry gift of prophet is in disrepair, unsightly, dysfunctional and dirty to God. It is polluted with dirt and foreign matter which doesn’t belong making it unclean before Him. Obviously, there had been no one performing maintenance on this office for a very long time, even though the office was in daily use. The people, which had previously occupied this office, had tried to renovate it but apparently had gotten discouraged when met with resistance, gave up and acclimated themselves to the existing condition.  They submitted to the system.

    This dream was followed by eight more dreams dealing with the condition of the church today and the transition by the Spirit; we’ve entered into the preparation of the bride of Christ.  By Holy Spirit placing this dream first in a series of dreams that followed, tells me that the ministry gift of the prophet must be restored as God purposed it in order for the body of Christ to transition into the time of the preparation of the bride of Christ. Read Preparation of the Bride – The Epoch pt. 1 & Preparation of the Bride – Pt. 2 – Meet With Me

    Why must the prophet be restored?
    God is restoring the true ministry gift of the prophet to the believers today. Without the authority of the prophet’s voice speaking in the church today, the church is blind to the direction of what God is doing or about to do at a given time. The prophet represents the eye to the body of Christ, God revealed His method in Amos 3:7.

    “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing
    Unless He reveals His secret counsel
    To His servants the prophets.”

    The prophet is the watchman on the wall, watching and listening to see what the Lord will say.

    Habakkuk 2:1-3
    “I will stand on my guard post
    And station myself on the rampart;
    And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
    And how I may reply when I am reproved.
    Then the LORD answered me and said,
    “Record the vision
    And inscribe it on tablets,
    That the one who reads it may run.
    “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
    It hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail.
    Though it tarries, wait for it;
    For it will certainly come, it will not delay.”

    The way man view things and the way God views things are very different.

    Isa 55:9
    “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    So are My ways higher than your ways,
    And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

    The way pastors and teachers view the word is different from the prophet. The pastor/teacher speaks of the expressed or the explained word, the prophet speaks of the illuminated or revealed word.

    seer Today, there may be no true prophets operating within the walls of the organized church system. I didn’t say there were no true prophets, but their voice and ministry gift are stifled under the control of man and they aren’t given the opportunity to speak freely. Any true prophet of God would certainly rebuke the division the church system has created in the body of Christ, regardless if it’s denominational or non-denominational.

    Turkish proverb: “If you speak the truth when everyone else believes and is practicing the opposite, make sure you are sitting on a very swift horse.”

    How does the great revival come?
    Holy Spirit has shown me that just as the prophet John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ, first coming so shall it be that the prophet(s) will rise up preaching repentance preparing the way for His second coming. No true revival can be had without the conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment by Holy Spirit. John was purposed and birthed into the Earth and entered into his assigned ministry at the appointed time and so it is with all true prophets.  Their birth is a supernatural event witnessed by those only trusted by God and they have been prepared outside of the sight of man.

    John came out of the wilderness speaking not in the synagogues of organized religion of the day, but to whomever would listen. John’s purpose was prophesied in the Old Testament which was to prepare the way of the Lord and so shall it be now that true prophets will seemingly come out of nowhere (the wilderness) speaking to the people warning them to turn from wickedness and bear fruit worthy of repentance. People came out of the synagogues to hear him because John wasn’t allowed into the religious system of the day and so shall it be in these times as well. Most all great revivals occurred outdoors and in the streets.

    Matthew 3:2-3
    “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!'”

    outside the campThe true prophet despises the religious spirit that manifests in organized religion because he sees it for what it is and what it is does to the people of God. He sees the harlotry being committed before God as people pursue self in a religious system which is controlled by a foreign spirit, the Babylon spirit. Escape From Babylon Thus the true prophet or the end-time prophet will operate outside the walls of the church just as John the Baptist. The revival which will come will not take place within the walls of the existing church system. Any move of God in the current church system will be to draw the people away from its control and unto Christ for He is calling forth His bride to come out into an intimate relationship with Him.

    But we must remember that the church system has many who are Christ loving, sincere people, who truly have a heart for the things of God. The very leadership that is controlling the sheep is being controlled by the system they serve and don’t even recognize it for what it is.

    “Always separate the failure of the system from the hearts of the people in it.” Jake Colsen

    When God decides to bring revival, he will bypass the old regime (leadership, structure, theology) and move outside of the Church system. Many will return to the home meetings for intimacy in fellowship just as the early saints gathered.

    Luke 5:37-38:
    Jesus said it this way; “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins…”

    (Ez. 34:9-10; Ez. 34:15-16 [NLT]
    Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I now consider these shepherds my enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to my flock. I will take away their right to feed the flock, and I will stop them from feeding themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths; the sheep will no longer be their prey. … I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord. I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and  I will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured and strengthen the weak. But I will destroy those who are fat and powerful. I will feed them, yes—feed them justice!

    I was perplexed when I first heard the Lord say to me after this dream, “My bride comes not so much from the church as from the world.” I now understand why Christ spoke the following words.

    Matt 22:1-14
    “And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying,  The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son.  And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.  Again he sent out other slaves saying, Tell those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.   But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.  But the king was enraged and sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and set their city on fire. Then he said to his slaves, the wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.  And those slaves went out into the streets, and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests. But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes? And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”



  • Escape From Babylon

    Journal Entry: Dream-Escape From Babylon

    Date: 1-10-2010 – 3:30 AM

    I saw a man sitting in a chair looking despondent when suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared before him. The man asked, “What are you here for?” The angel responded, “I am here to deliver you from the spirit of Babylon.”

    in prisonThe angel took the man by the hand and immediately they began to soar vertically at a high rate of speed into the air. I could hear demons moaning and shrieking as the angel carried the man upward while ascending through level after level of the demonic Babylonian kingdom.

    As they climbed higher and higher I saw what appeared to be the top of a large dome made of reinforced concrete. The dome had rows of elongated slots which came to a point on the ends making the structure incredibly strong and prison-like. Each slot was filled with darkness and it was an impossible barrier to escape from- without the power of the angel to deliver the man. I heard the man say, “I didn’t even know I was in prison.”  Then the dream ended.

    I believe the man in the dream represented me being delivered from the religious system.

    -End Journal Entry-

    What spirit did the angel come to deliver the man from? It was the spirit of Babylon. The spirit of Babylon is the spirit which rules the world and the church system today. This includes all forms of religions which are made up of countless doctrines, creeds, separatism, denominations and non-denominational churches alike.

    The word church in the Greek word ekklesia which basically means called out ones. It isn’t a church building, it’s believers in Christ.

    The Babylon spirit is carnal mindedness and all that it can divise. The Babylon spirit displays haughtiness, arrogance and the pride of man’s knowledge above God’s knowledge and wisdom. Spiritual Babylon long ago hijacked Christ’s gospel replacing it with the “institutional, organized” church system.

    Ignatius was the third pastor of Antioch (110 A.D) who apparently served under apostle John . Ingatius installed his own believe’s in an attempt to prevent heresies of Gnosticism and Docetism. By doing so Inatius established the Clergy system. He wrote: “Follow your bishop, every one of you, as obediently as Jesus Christ followed the Father. Obey your Clergy too, as you would Apostles; give your deacons the same reverence that you would to a command from God. Make sure no step affecting the Church is ever taken by anyone without the bishop’s sanction. The sole Eucharist you should consider valid is one that is celebrated by the bishop himself, or by some person authorized by him. Where the bishop is to be seen, there let all his people be; just as wherever Jesus Christ is present, we have the Catholic Church. Nor is it permissable to conduct baptism or the Eucharist without the bishop. On the other hand, whatever does have this sanction can be sure of God’s approval too. This is the way to make certain of soundness and validity of anything you do.”

     In the church system people feel safe, sufficient, significant, assured, justified and secure. It gives forth to self-serving, status, position, reputation, security and identity to many all the while the institution itself grows in its power and importance. Many people depend on the church system for their livelihood, significance, preeminence, validation, power and recognition. The man in the dream was imprisoned by the system and didn’t even know it. This is the way millions of God-loving saints are today. They are imprisoned in a church system of man’s making and do not even realize it.

    In fact, I find the comparison of prison and the church system very astute. Prison inmates are under the control of the warden’s rules and regulations just like the many people in the pews today are under the control of leadership’s rules and regulations of man’s own making. There is no freedom for the congregation in the church system today, just like there is no freedom for an inmate in prison. A prisoner doesn’t get to do anything unless someone “lets” him do it. I have heard leadership say, “let the people do this or let them do that.” The word “let” truly indicates control of the congregation and this shouldn’t be! If someone stays in prison long enough they become institutionalized. The same thing happens to people in the church system if they stay in it long enough. They become institutionalized or indoctrinated to what that particular church system believes.

    I have watched the church system for sometime now with all of its organization, orchestration, formats which restrain the free flowing leading of Holy Spirit. However, I have upon a few occasions seen Holy Spirit move within in the confines of a man inspired church system. I had to know from God why Holy Spirit moves when He does.

    Stake in the sandHoly Spirit showed me a picture of a stake driven into the sand high up on a beach. There is was, a lone stake driven in the sand, far away from the surf. The stake represents the church system beliefs, what it is about, its creed, denomination, faith statement, doctrine, identity, etc.  Then I was shown a picture of the ebb and tide of the ocean. The tide comes in and the tide goes back out, this cycle is repeated daily. Occasionally the surf is so stirred that the waves come up far enough to reach the stake only to eventually recede back out to sea.  The Lord said, “I move upon my people like this in their personal time and occasionally during a meeting to soak them in My presence and to draw them unto Me, to teach them to follow after the ebb and tide of My Spirit. When I move on a congregation, I am not validating the church system as the religious think. I want to draw people out of it and unto Me, I want them to learn to follow the ebb and tide of My Spirit.”

    scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” Gen 11:3-5 NAS

    When meditating about the dream of the angel delivering the man from Babylon, I asked the Lord if He had a scriptural example of what I had seen in the dream and immediately I was reminded of when Peter was in prison and the angel of the Lord appeared to deliver him. Once Peter was delivered from prison, he went to his fellowship made up of the people praying for him. What spirit was behind the imprisonment of Peter? Could the answer be the spirit of Babylon? Most certainly because the Babylonian spirit operates through the flesh (carnal man) and wants approval from man! Herod demonstrated both in Acts 12:1-3.

    Observe the spirit of Babylon in operation in this verse:

     “Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church (GK. ekklesia means “called out ones”), in order to mistreat them.  And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword.  And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also.” Acts 12:1-3 NAS

    “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Rom 8:14-15 NAS

    When I heard the Lord say to me a few months ago, “My bride comes not so much from the church as from the world,” I was somewhat taken back by this statement as to what He meant. I didn’t understand then what has now been made so clear to me now after much prayer, study and revelations.

    The reason the bride must come out from the institutional church system is that the church system is incapable of preparing the bride of Christ. It can only institutionalize its congregants to be dependant upon the church system. In fact its interest is truly to grow the institution’s power and influence and not grow the people. In a recent Barna Group survey, 9 out of 10 pastors were surveyed and said that the church (system) was full of babies. However, each pastor commented that they had no babies in their own congregation.

    The 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.

    escapeThe spirit of Babylon is found in the story of the Tower of Babel. “ And they said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be

    “So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.  And on the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.  And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and roused him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands.  And the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”  And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.  And when they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street; and immediately the angel departed from him.  And when Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”  And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.” Acts 12:5-12 NAS

    Unlike the dream, Peter knew he was in prison but the man in the dream didn’t realize his imprisonment. Not knowing one is in prison is a far greater plight to a person because he is blind to his real circumstance.

    brokenIt you are within the confines of the church system you need to stop and take “inventory” and weigh truthfully what has been written here before God and trust Him to show you truth. God has appointed some to work within in the confines of the church system for a season only for reasons known to God and the believer. Perhaps it is to observe and learn up close and personal what the church system is really about. My heart is for the people to be delivered from the prison of the church system and to be brought into a personal and intimate relationship in Jesus Christ.

    “And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27-28 NAS

    Bringing the bride of Christ out of the church system can only be done by the Spirit of the Lord because the church system is a stronghold in her mind through years of indoctrination. God has to take the church system out of the bride before she can ever be free and be presented to Christ as His bride.

    By the revelation of the Lord, we are in the time in which the focus of the Lord is to “prepare” His bride. That’s it! Most in leadership of the church system won’t recognize the paradigm shift that has occurred in the Spirit, thus they will continue on in the confines of the system. As in the first century, the existing religious system (Pharisees, Sadducees, etc) didn’t recognize the time of the Lord’s visitation and so shall it be now.

    The dream is a continuing theme which Holy Spirit keeps giving me to warn those who will listen and heed the warning of the committing adultery with the spirit of Babylon (church system). For more on this subject please read these articles. The Adulterous Church, The Preparation of the Bride Pt. 1 The Epoch, Jewels – My Bride, Vision of the Three Legged Donkey

    Scripture References:

    “ And when He approached, He saw the city and wept over it,  saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.  “For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side,  and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.  

     And He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were selling,  saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.’ 

     And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,  and they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging upon His words”. Luke 19:41-48 NAS

    “And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.” Rev 14:8 NAS

    “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues;  for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” Rev 18:4-5 NAS



  • The Spirit of Dagon

    Update: – In the night after I published the blog below exposing the Dagon spirit, God allowed me to encounter the Dagon spirit as if to confirm its existenance and power.

    Jounal Entry: 12/18/2009 1:15AM
    I was in a dream where the spirit of Dagon was trying to over power the leadership and the saints. Dagon appeared to be suspended on the wall like a picture. When  I passed by it I felt its power and I fought to resist it because it is powerful. Dagon can subdue  nations, governments, religious minded souls and indeed wants to for the purpose of warring against God’s people. Right at the peak of resisting the spirit’s power I heard three powerfully loud knocks in the spirit that came from the direction of under my pillow, directly to my head, startling me awake at 1:15 AM. I had just been rescued and defended by Holy Spirit from the power of Dagon. The reason behind this is I just released a new blog exposing the Dagon spirit and it is obvious that the evil Dagon didn’t like it. This isn’t the first time I’ve encountered a ruler spirit. They rule over cities, regions or nations and each encounter has ended with Holy Spirit coming to my aid. I love Holy Spirit!

    The Spirit of Dagon

    I received a phone call from a brother in Christ one afternoon; he named a preacher and wanted to know what I knew about him. I told the brother that I didn’t know anything about the preacher nor had I heard of him, but I would check and see what he was preaching and let him know if it seemed safe to listen to him.

    dagonI searched YouTube and quickly found his sermon part 1-8 on the “Ecstasy of God.” I began watching and listening as the man took terminology of the drug / alcohol world and incorporated it into his sermon. Repeatedly he demonstrated that “if you do this” or “you do that” in your spiritual walk with Holy Spirit you would “get high and God would promote you to the next level in the supernatural presence of God.” He used terms like the godka of God, the Crown Royal, the Jehovajuanna, Ecstasy of God, drunken glory of God and so forth in his message.  As he taught, he walked around acting like he was high on God.

    The large auditorium where he was preaching appeared to be filled with many young people who were taking notes and listening intently as he carried on and on with his drug phrased preaching. He mentioned many well known classic saints from the 1600s who had many supernatural experiences but failed to mention that their experiences came out of the death of self and an enduring love relationship with Jesus Christ. Such saints as Brother Lawrence, Madame Guyon, Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Ávila were not seeking an experience; they were deeply in a love relationship with Jesus Christ. The preacher’s message glorifies the seeking of God for the experience rather than seeking God for relationship.

    It was very disturbing to me and I began to ask God to show me what spirit was behind this man’s preaching. After continued persistence to understand,  while in quiet time the next morning, I heard the Lord say one word, “Dagon!”

    It is the spirit of Dagon; Dagon was the principal deity of the Philistines and was imported to the region from Babylon. What Dagon looked like is truly not known to us today nor is it important; however, what the Dagon represents does matter. Dagon was primarily worshiped in Gaza and Ashkelon regions as the God of war. This region was known to have many giants in it. The spirit of Dagon is at war with the saints and wants to subdue the holy things of God.

    “Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice, for they said, “Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands.” Judg 16:23 NAS

    “ The Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.  When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. So they took Dagon and set him in his place again.  But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.  Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.” 1 Sam 5:2-5 NAS

    The Philistines captured the ark of God and placed it in a submissive place in their temple of worship before Dagon as a gratitude offering and as proof their god was greater than the Hebrew God. God showed the Philistines that their god Dagon couldn’t stand over Him. God will not be manipulated by man; God will not be subservient to man’s will or his desire. God will not be reduced to a crazed drug culture comparison of being bonged out into drunken glory all the time.

    people bibleThe presence of God is wonderful. A new believer will encounter it for the first time and their flesh may shake, spasm or fall-out during the experience. However, the more time one spends soaking in the presence of the Lord, the more adjusted you become, in other words, the anointing that knocked me down yesterday will not knock me down today. How can we ever minister under a strong anointing if we are prone to falling-out or rolling on the floor? When we come into the presence of the Lord, we should be eternally changed. God can over power any human with His unveiled holiness; just read the book of Daniel to get an idea.

    Dan 8:17
    “So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face.”

    Dan 8:27
    “ Then I, Daniel, was exhausted and sick for days. Then I got up again and carried on the king’s business; but I was astounded at the vision, and there was none to explain it.” NAS

    Know that yesterday’s miracle; yesterday’s manifestation doesn’t carry me through today trials and tribulations. I must have a real relationship with Him and a fresh anointing of grace each day to fulfill what he has called me to do. I love the tangible presence of God but I don’t seek God for it. I seek God because I want to be known of Him and have an intimate relationship with Him.

    Matt 7:22-23
    “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’”

    There are many false and counterfeit anointings in the world. Some pulpits are occupied by imposters who preach under a false anointing and do not lead people to a relationship with Christ but rather to themselves and the church system. How can they lead someone to a place they haven’t been themselves?

    In my early days after repenting and rededicating my life to Christ, I experienced His Holy anointing that would settle on me so heavily that it was awkward for me to stand at times. These experiences came out of an ever-growing, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, not from seeking the experience. He was washing me, He was soaking me in His love, He was filling me full of His Holy anointing and immersing me in the Holy Spirit.

    These experiences weren’t about growing in Christ as much as establishing a love relationship with the holiness of Christ. It was out of the excitement of getting to know Jesus that these experiences kept coming on me. After a period of several months the season ended and God began to grow me up in the things of Christ. I would never mature in the things of Christ if I was seeking Him for the feelings of His presence. He purposely will remove them to teach us to walk by faith and not by our feelings.

    We mustn’t seek experiences or the “high” but we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and then all these things are added unto us. To seek God for any reason, other than to know Him and be known of Him, is no different than the crowd who followed Jesus for the fish and loaves.

    Matt 6:33-34
    “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  NAS

    Dagon is the spirit behind this man’s teaching and yet I can honestly say that I felt a sincere love for the man who was preaching. He did not set out to deliberately deceive people, in all honesty and truthfulness, he is deceived himself. He has been beguiled by the spirit of Dagon and doesn’t even know it. Deceived people don’t know they’re deceived, if they knew, well they wouldn’t be deceived. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines deceived as, “to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid.” We need to pray that his eyes be opened to truth and that Satan’s kingdom no longer blinds him from the truth.

    The Dagon spirit is at war against God and His saints and wants to take them captive. It is fleshly, sensual and filled with the acts of human accomplishments. This Dagon spirit wants to make Holy Spirit respond to the believer based on seeking the experience just like an addict which seeks to get high from taking a drug. An addict isn’t seeking relationship with a drug but only to get high. I don’t doubt the man is under the influence and is feeling high but the high is not coming from Holy Spirit but from the Dagon spirit.

    Unfortunately, in these last days many false teachers will emerge in the body of Christ. They will most likely have had a history of teaching sound doctrine, but now due to impure motives and unresolved character issues, they have been deceived by false a anointing.

    False Teachers

    false teachers“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;  and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” 2 Peter 2: 1-4

    “ For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;  and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.  But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” 2 Tim 4:3-6 NAS

    Deception

    “ See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Col 2:8 NAS

    “ And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;  that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,  and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truthso as to be saved.  And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” 2 Thess 2:8-12 NAS

    “But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.  You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them;  and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:13-17 NAS

    “ To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.  They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient, and worthless for any good deed”. Titus 1:15-16 NAS

    I pray you will be studying the word and praying for discernment in the things of God.

    Be Blesses In Your Service To Him,

    Bro. Bill Nelson



  • Throwing the Spear – Vision

    On March 2008, while I was in quiet time with the Lord, I suddenly saw myself in a vision. In this vision, I ran forward with my right arm raised up high and was holding a spear in my hand. I built up great momentum as I paced my steps like a javelin thrower while getting ready to release the spear at the exact moment with maximum power.

    javelin manAs I looked to my immediate right I saw a muscled-up Olympian athlete running beside me mimicking my every motion. He was the most ripped up, powerful athlete I had ever seen. His right arm was raised as he paced his steps carrying a spear just like mine. As I released my spear, the Olympian released the spear he was carrying with a mighty thrust.

     However, I saw one spear going out from me headed into total darkness and heard a powerful metallic sound “whing-ching,” as the spear divided into hundreds of spears with such force. The spears hurriedly flew off into the darkness of the vision.  I said, “No one could resist such a weapon!” The vision ended.

     A day later my wife was sitting in her office on a Sunday afternoon and calmly said to me, “I believe you’re to start a blog.” I knew her anointing, I knew her walk with God and I trust her explicitly in these matters. (She’s able to recommend a book for someone, and the reader will know she’s heard God in the matter. She’s done it for me many times over the years.) So, when she said this about me creating a blog I began immediately to seek God as to what the blog should be about. I sensed I was to write about the supernatural side of God, which so many want to know more about and so little is truly written on it. So that is how “Walking In The Supernatural” came into being.

    A year later I still didn’t know the meaning of the vision. I thought of it often and kept seeking God for the meaning but had no understanding. I am confident if I ask God for understanding about a matter, He will answer me at some point in time and He will tell me what He wants me to know. He does this because He wants us to know His secrets, He shares secrets with His friends but not His servants (slaves).

     “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15

    “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jer. 33:3

    About a year after this vision, while writing a blog, God revealed to me the meaning of the vision with the spear. The vision of the spear represents this blog; it was God’s certification for me to write the blog. He knows I don’t want to do things just for the sake of doing them, I want God to show me what He wants me to do and then do it with all my heart.

    For the blog, God gives me dreams, visions, prophecy, revelation or I pull from my journal and events from my past which I feel inspired to write about. When I publish an article it goes into all the Earth. Each blog is read by hundreds of people, which is represented by the spear (whing-chinging) multiplying into hundreds of spears. Today, Walking In The Supernatural is read by people in all nations around the world, God is faithful and yes God is Supernatural!

    In Christ Name,

    Bill Nelson



  • Lost In My Own Backyard

    BlizzardIt is said, that in the Great Plains, animals and people went missing and perished during the Easter Sunday Blizzard of 1873.  Thousands of head of livestock were lost in central Nebraska, the largest relative amount of any blizzard. Most of the newly planted produce and trees died from the storm, wildlife was also greatly affected. After the storm the bodies of dead deer, antelope, and other animals were scattered over the prairie. Dead birds were found everywhere. Live prairie chickens were seldom seen in Adams County after this blizzard. It is not known how many settlers left after the blizzard never to return.

    After that gruesome and devastating event, farmers at the first sign of a blizzard, fearing a whiteout, the possibility of vanishing and/or a slow death, would tie a rope from the backdoor of the house out to the barn.  Each and every person remembered people who had wandered off and been frozen having lost sight of home while still in their own backyards.

    Undoubtedly, we all face times when we feel, it’s just all too much!  There were several times in my life just like that, things that used to work for me just didn’t work anymore, desires I used to have, seemingly faded away.  The people I had grown to know and depend upon, well I didn’t anymore.  Deeply planted roots in my life were being plucked up one by one at a very fast pace.  The person I used to be I wasn’t anymore. All in all, I was lost and uncomfortable and I just wanted my old life back!

    Four Separate Journal Entries:

    Lord, it seems as if I’ve lost my purpose and meaning, it was there and then it was gone, how did I lose it?  I feel so heavy, help me Father to hold on to and accept the plans You have for me.  I heard my Father say, “Lay all the burdens that cause you to feel stressed or worried on the altar today and take a mental vacation.”

    compass_handWho am I?!?  That’s what I’m really wondering and I see my loved one’s wondering the same thing.  Plain and simple – I’ve lost my identity.  I feel like a sad faced clown in the circus; I should be happy and free yet truthfully, I’m sad and lost and it feels as if I’m merely putting on a good face for those who love me so they won’t be in pain over my feeling “lost.”  Lord, I will rest in You until the dark passes and new Light comes.  Don’t let me miss whatever this is about and I give You permission to work in me Your perfect will. 

    Lord, I’m lost in an unknown land!  Let it be that when I’m found again, I won’t come back the same person as I was when I went “missing.”  Change my life, change me, give me what I really want, not what I think I want.  You know what’s best for me, You know Your will for me.  I remain still, quiet and listening while I’m under the knife.

    Holy Spirit told me today, “I’m putting down good, firm roots for you, you’re safe and secure in Me and in this place and time in your life.  Keep your eyes on Me and you’ll not be blown away or felled over.  These roots go down deep and are powerful and strong.  Once you had roots, then for awhile you knew that  you had none and how vulnerable and lost you felt.  But I tell you it’s a new day and roots you shall have and these roots shall establish you and secure you.”

    When you find yourself LOST in your own backyard, don’t die in the storm!  Don’t lose sight of your Heavenly home, don’t pack up and leave or wander off!  Tie your rope to Him, for He is able to save your soul.  I gently advise you to bear the following in mind:

    Keep hope,

    Be joyful always,

    Pray continually,

    Give thanks in all circumstances,

    Don’t lose heart,

    Think on things above,

    Peace is the will of God for you in every situation.

    You can’t protect yourself, it is God alone who protects you so stop struggling, do not try to stop the pain, take a deep breath and be at peace, for this too shall pass.

    I leave you with a quote from one of my strong and faithful mentors, St John of the Cross.  “Do not forget that the purpose of your journey is to be with God – an audience of one with The One.  For the riches and the glory you seek are with Him, not where you have been looking,”

    Be Blessed,

    Jae Nelson



  • Oh That I May Be With Him

    One of the strangest lessons in this life must be that hardships and problems draw us closer and closer to our Lord.

    with himWhile still mourning the death of my mother, I was in the process of moving my oldest brother into suitable living arrangements.  My brother is mentally challenged and has been my “inheritance” since our mother’s death.  Naturally I was feeling sad, lonely and anxious from the stress, the decisions to be made and clearly the physical labor of moving.  I felt completely removed from my normal routine and wondered if my life would ever resemble what it used to be?  Would my life ever have a purpose or a destiny?  It appeared esteemed people around me had  a calling on their life; they had ministry positions and compared to my seemingly sad and boring life day-after-day, they looked to be important.

    While talking to the Father about these thoughts and feelings, I imagined myself to be of no use to Him, I felt I wasn’t working for the Kingdom and somehow “letting Him down.”  Quietly I said to Him, “Lord, I just want to be used by You, to do something for You.”  Quickly, Holy Spirit responded to me, “I have lots of people doing things for Me, what I need is someone to be with Me.”  Those simple yet profound words thrilled me; He wants me to be with Him!  These magnificent words changed my life and changed the way I saw myself from that moment forward.

    The Father desires a relationship with you.  No longer is there a wall between you and God, you have access to Him, He desires for you to spend time with Him, getting to know Him.

    “Jesus went up into the mountain, and called to himself those whom he wanted, and they went to him.  He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach, and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons.”  Mark 3:13-15.

    “Father, I desire that they also whom you have given me be with me where I am, that they may see my glory, which you have given me, for you loved me before the foundation of the world.   Righteous Father, the world hasn’t known you, but I knew you; and these knew that you sent me. I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.”  John 17:24-26

    bench afarJournal entry: Lord I’m thanking You for opening doors for my brother a nice house to live near us and for him to be safe and happy.  I’ve felt really sifted during this process of mourning Mom and taking on the responsibility of my brother. Sometimes a part of me wants my old life back!  I’m afraid and weepy today but I keep my eyes on You Lord and I won’t LET myself be troubled, I won’t LET self pity come on me, I won’t lose heart or lose faith in You.  You will never leave me or forsake me.  When I feel like this, I do not need to think or mull things over, I don’t need to seek pity from others, I just need to be still and quiet and look to You.  So, I stay on the alter under the knife and I will my mind to shut up and to offer praise, thanks and prayers unto You, for I know You have a plan for me and for my life for a hope and a future (Jer. 29:11).    I am weak in myself but strong in You Lord.

    I visualize bringing my cares and laying them at Your feet, I see You touch the top of my head lovingly and I crumble at Your feet.  I hear You telling me, “Shhhhhh.”

    My friend, St. John of the Cross said, “The deeper my faith = the closer my union with God.”

    “Experience with God only comes by pressing in and abiding in Him.  He wants purity of heart, not gifts without fruit.”  It’s not about religion, it’s about relationship.”  Neville Johnson

    Be Blessed In Him,

    Jae



  • Vision of the Three Legged Donkey – End Times

    Over five years ago, I was sitting in a congregation as the preacher began to speak about the second coming of Christ. The more he talked, the more excited he became telling of how the return of Christ would occur according to the pre-tribulation doctrine.

    As I watched this display of the man’s egotism, the spirit within me was scratching in anguish for Holy Spirit had been showing me many things about the pre-tribulation doctrine that just weren’t correct. In anguish, I continued to listen as the preacher declared what I now know to be counterfeit doctrine, however the congregation was in full agreement with their amen’s and applause.

    Vision:

    three legged donkeySuddenly, a vision was set before me and I was standing in an open field. The speaker I was listening to at the time, was sitting upon a donkey to my left. The preacher and donkey proceeded to trot along in front of me heading from my left to my immediate right, in a straight line. The preacher’s jaw was fixed as he looked straight ahead and didn’t notice me standing there.

    I observed that the donkey was missing his front left leg! The two of them continued to trot past me and proceeded for several more steps before the donkey fell over hitting the ground landing on his left side.  The preacher fell to the ground in the process, rolled over and got up as quick as he could.  At that time, I heard God say, “Although the teaching is in error, the man will not perish.” The vision ended.

    Meaning:

    The preacher riding the donkey means that he is on board with the doctrine and parading it for others to see. By the preacher’s jaw being fixed means that he is stubborn and isn’t looking around for truth since he believes he already has it.

    The donkey represents lowliness and stubbornness. The three legged donkey with the left front leg missing represents imbalance, instability and error in the doctrine. Falling over to the left means the doctrine goes opposite of God’s Word.

    A wise man’s heart [is] at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.” Ecc. 10:2

    And Jesus said to them, “Cast the net on the righthand side of the boat and you will find {a catch.}  So they cast, and they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish.”  John 21:6  The disciples had fished all night on the left side of the boat, going left indicates leaning away from truth or God’s plan.

    The donkey and preacher were traveling along a timeline. The donkey starting from my left and moved past me to my immediate right, meaning the pre-tribulation teaching has been taught for sometime and currently is the prevalent teaching.  My standing stationary represents the time point of when the vision occurred.

    The donkey going past by several steps from where I was standing and falling over signifies that sometime in the future, the error of the pre-tribulation doctrine will be exposed.  Actual events prophesied in the Bible begin with evidence in the heavens and the earth.

    pretribDangerous and difficult times will make many begin to question the pre-tribulation teaching as things begin to happen; Christians have been taught these things would only happen after the church was raptured away. Great fear will come upon many and they will realize they haven’t made spiritual preparation for the inevitable delay which will come upon the body of Christ.  Many will not be prepared for the delay and will perish for they have no flask filled with oil. Matthew 25:1-12.
    The preacher in the vision loves God and pursues Him in an intimate way and has faithfully served for many years with a pure heart. The man is not foolish as in the parable of the ten virgins. However, loving God doesn’t prevent people from believing false doctrines taught by people trusted to know the truth.

    “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.” 1 Tim. 4:1

    Closing:

    I am revealing this vision now along with other revelations because it is my hope that you will be willing to listen. I realize in the past this hasn’t been the case, however the time is short and the onset of serious world events is nigh upon the earth.

    It takes humility and trust as a child to learn the truth of God. If you think you can use your intellect to understand His mysteries then you are already deep in error in your walk with Him. Theology is man’s attempt to explain what he doesn’t understand.

    “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Mt. 18:4

    “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it {at all.}” Lk. 18:17

    I find that people are trusting in what they have been taught by respected seminaries and preached in most churches as the truth. The pre-tribulation doctrine is prevalent on the bookshelves in the Christian stores, Christian TV ministers declares it to be so, movies are made and conferences are held with speakers supporting this doctrine as absolute fact and revelation of God. Many might ask how could it be incorrect if it’s taught by almost everyone in the church with few exceptions?

    As long as ministers of the gospel keep parroting what others are teaching without seeking Holy Spirit as the Revealer of Truth, there will continue to be error, misunderstanding and division in our church doctrine. As long as Bible scholars rely on their own intelligence to understand Biblical mysteries, there will always be error in doctrine and we will have hundreds of different church denominations -just as we do today.

    donkey

    “As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27

    When Apostle Paul first preached the gospel at Berea they listened politely and then went and examined the writings to see if what Paul was saying lined up with the scriptures.

    “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily {to see} whether these things were so.” Acts 17:11

    Unless we’re willing to trust Holy Spirit to teach us the truth and we lay down all our biases on Biblical teaching and become a blank slate for truth from God, then we’ll not be able to accurately learn or discern truth. It’s not easy to do these things, but God gives grace to the humble. “But He gives a greater grace. Therefore {it} says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” James 4:6

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Tim. 2:15

    “One who teaches needs to make sure what they are teaching is absolutely correct as confirmed by Holy Spirit. Let not many {of you} become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” James 3:1

    We must approached God in prayer and humbly lay down everything we’ve been taught and remain open to Holy Spirit’s teaching.  This is especially important when Holy Spirit is flagging such an errant doctrine to the body of Christ.

    “{There is} one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” Eph. 4:4-6

    Therefore, at this time, I’m releasing this word, accepting my obligation to God to warn as many as will listen from far and wide.

    “He who receives a prophet in {the} name of a prophet shall receive a prophet‘s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.” Mat. 10:41

    Bro. Bill

    Posted Comment by reader:

    I wanted to take a moment to share my appreciation for your faith in our Father and his faithfulness to you and your wife through grace and divine inspiration. Reading your personal experiences of the hand-in-hand walk with our Savior and thru the wisdom and understanding of Holy Spirit has truly encouraged me to seek Him with all of my mind, my heart, my soul and my strength. We serve an amazing Creator who desires us to have a very intimate relationship with Him. Your recent “vision” of the Three-Legged Donkey-End Times and Millions Will Perish-End Times has opened my servant heart to receive God’s truth as opposed to steadfastly holding onto the more popular belief of a pre-tribulation rapture. It has encouraged me to grow “deep roots” into our Father and to prepare extra flasks of oil for my lamp should Christ tarry his return. Dressed daily in the full body armor as provisioned in Ephesians, we must be prepared to protect our hearts in these last days and conquer through the power of Holy Spirit and in the grace, peace and love of our beautiful Christ.
    Blessings upon you and your home.
    Robert



  • How to Make Successful Directional Changes

    detourSome Christians are seeking to find the plan that God has for their life but forget the fundamentals of seeking first the Kingdom of God and then all these things will be added unto you. Learning how to get quiet on the inside and grow your relationship with the Lord will help you begin to hear God impressions upon your spirit in whatever way He chooses to convey them.

    “But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for {us} with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to {the will of} God. 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.” Rom. 8: 25-28

    What is happening in your life in the present, whether good or bad, is a result of what you have or have not prayed out in the days past, and what happens in the future will be a result of your present prayer life.

    At times, the Holy Spirit will impress you to pray about certain matters that concern His plan for your life. You’ll have an anointing or unction of the Holy Spirit to pray but if you ignore Holy Spirit’s promptings that unction will lift. If you keep ignoring the Holy Spirit leading He will stop dealing with you about this issue because you’ve become callous and insensitive to His promptings.

    Why would God give more revelation to an individual who is ignoring what He has already revealed to them.

    Directional Changes (Transition)

    Directional changes in our walk are necessary if we are going to walk in God’s will for our life. Some examples of directional changes are geographical relocation, employment, church affiliation, education, relationships, stepping down or into ministry, etc.

    Directional changes also present the greatest challenge in the Christian walk because it requires so many aspects of our spiritual being to walk in the perfect will of God. The Bible is full of the wisdom of God but it doesn’t contain detailed information involving directional changes for your personal life. Those things come from the leading of the Holy Spirit.

    In order to make a successful directional change in the Christian walk understand that it is made up of five parts.

    1.) Revelation

    The “revelation” is what you heard God say to you however he chose to say it, either in your spirit, hearing His thoughts, His voice, dreams, visions, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, prophecy, etc.

    2.) Interpretation

    What did God say, how did He say it and what is the meaning. Always hold up before God what you receive from Him. Don’t jump to a quick conclusion what He means with out first getting His understanding on the matter. This is critical and if you don’t do it you will certainly fail in successfully following God’s plan for your life.

    3.) Confirmation

    Ask God for to confirm what you understand and remain objective and open trusting Him to show if you have heard him correctly or not.

    4.) Submit It

    Submit what you are hearing to someone who has proven fruit of following God’s plan for their life. This may be your pastor, mentor, elder, or someone who you know exhibits Godly wisdom in their life.

    5.) Application

    Find out from God how to implement what you now understand He wants you to do. This often is the most difficult piece of the following God’s plan for our life.

    How To Hear

    directionalIt is vital to read and study the New Testament and the other books of the Bible in order to gauge what you hear lines up with His word. God will not ever violate what He has already spoken to us in the written text.  There are other voices besides the voice of God so be sure and become a student of the word. 2 Tim. 2:15

    When you hear a word, run it through these filters to see if it passes the following test:

    • 1) Does it align with God’s word?
    • 2) Does it align with His character, His nature?
    • 3) Does it build faith?
    • 4) Does it sound like something God would say?

    If what you heard will pass this test then it’s pretty safe to say you heard God.

    Determine what you’ll do at God’s prompting before hand. Make a decision to respond instantly to Holy Spirit’s leading. As you consistently practice obedience to Holy Spirit, especially in the small things that come up in the Spirit, you will consistently grow in hearing and be able to hear what God has to say about more important matters for your life. You will grow in the wisdom of God.

    If you don’t practice following God in the small, quiet promptings throughout the day you will never be able to following Him confidently in the bigger things. A healthy God relationship is developed over the course of time spent walking with the conscious presence of God throughout each day.

    The scripture below is a “key” verse in following God’s plan for your life. If you don’t adhere to it you will find it difficult if not impossible to follow God’s plan for your life.

    “and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need. 1 Thes. 4:11-12

    If you find yourself in need examine your own life to see if you are following each aspect of 1 Thes. 4:11-12. It is vital to do! Are you having trouble hearing God, then examine your life to see if you’re living a quiet life? Is your behavior toward outsiders of the faith appropriate? Then perhaps you need to attend your own business, get busy with your duties and be quiet. Do these things and your needs will come easily when you ask God for them, exactly right on time.

    • Asking God for your needs and the needs of others and seeing Him faithfully supply them right before your eyes is God’s plan to establish trust so you will follow Him into a greater and more intimate relationship. LK. 11: 9-13 (Ask, Seek, Knock)
    • Knowing the will of God and walking in the will of God is contingent upon your prayer life and upon being established in the word.
    • The more time you spend waiting before the Lord in the word and in prayer, the more sure you will be of the next step to take.
    • In God’s presence, what is not of God in your life will gradually fall away. (Weights, strongholds, sins will fall off your life)
    • As you practice out the mystery of God’s plan for your life according to the word, the Lord will take you deeper in the realm of prayer than you’ve ever been before. (not mystical or floating, but an intimate level of communion with Him)
    • It should be as natural for the believer to be led by the Spirit and to walk by faith as it is for a fish to swim in water and a bird to fly in the air.

    Reference Scriptures: Prov. 3:5-6, Prov. 4:20-22, Lk 11: 9-13, 1 Thes. 4:11-12

    More Keys to Hearing

    First believe that you can hear His voice. “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;” JN 10:27

    • Make a decision to always stay sensitive to those gentle prompting of the Holy Spirit.
    • Set aside daily time to wait upon the Lord in prayer and in the Word to discover His guidance and direction for your life. You can’t just come to God when you want to and expect to grow in hearing God.
    • Wait long enough in prayer for all your physical senses and emotions to be brought into captivity so they no longer dominate you. The more you practice this the easier it becomes to become still in your thoughts and body.
    • Spend time in God’s presence, ministering to the Lord in praise and worship. This will quiet your mind and strengthen your spirit. (worship means to bow down, prostrate oneself)
    • Praying in your prayer language (tongues) will build you up (edify) your spirit man and fine tune your spiritual senses. Pray in the Spirit long enough and you will get deeper over into the Spirit and you will be able to differentiate between your soul and your spirit man.
    • Praying in the spirit is like when an astronaut fires the retro rockets on the spacecraft to adjust the speed, direction or orientation of the spacecraft. When we pray in the spirit the speed (timing), direction (transitions) and orientation are adjusted so we arrive at our destination per God’s plan.. If NASA wants to place a spacecraft on the Mars they have to aim where Mars will be not where it is currently at for a successful landing.
    • Journaling – Record the dreams, visions, impressions, prophecies, flow of thoughts, rhema word in a journal on a consistent basis over a long period of time. It’s like putting a puzzle together one piece at a time. Over a long enough period of time the puzzle begins to take shape and it’ picture is displayed.By writing down what you see in dreams, visions, prophecies, etc you’re showing God that you’re honoring His voice and that you place value upon what He is telling you. It is a fact that within a few minutes or even before waking up from a dream that many details have already faded from our memory. Rehearse what you heard or saw in the dream when you wake during the night and record it in your journal as soon as possible. Do you remember all the dreams you had last week, last month, last years? The greater the revelation you receive, the greater the challenge which lies ahead. You’ll need everything God conveyed to you in your journal to strengthen your faith when things aren’t going like you thought they would. That is one of the greatest reasons to record the revelation.  Hab. 2:1-2
    • Waiting in silence before him and actively listening (being attune) to Him at all times even during your busy day.
    • Not reasoning trying to figure it out in your natural understanding.
    • Be steadfast in faith and trust.
    • Quiet Time – Get still long enough on the inside. Set a table next to where you have quiet time and when your busy body wants to think about your busy day take the time to write down the events of your busy day and tell your flesh that you don’t have to think about that now it’s covered. Tell your flesh and your soul to be quiet that you’re having quiet time with God now, so it doesn’t interrupt. Tell your body that after quiet time you’ll take care of your body’s needs.Once your body & mind are quiet, listen way down deep in your innermost being to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. “Don’t be lazy here and stop short of hearing what the Lord is saying to you in your spirit. “If you become spiritually lethargic, you could end up following your own soulful desires all the time thinking you’re following God’s plan for your life.

    wrongwaySearch around to find Holy Spirit’s leading during your quiet time when you don’t sense the anointing. You may read the word awhile waiting, then pray for a bit still waiting, pick up a book reading and waiting, try praying in the spirit and usually somewhere in the process you will begin to sense the leading of the Holy Spirit. Practice this often and even if during your entire quiet time you never sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit don’t be discourage, return again and again until you do. It will happen and more often as you continue to practice the presence of the Lord. It is a very holy pursuit and it pleases God. He will show up, that is His promise.

    • Meditate on God’s word continually especially when you lay down to sleep or wake up in the night. “My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.” Ps. 119:48

    Ministering to the Lord means: Linger in His presence, loving and worshiping Him for all that He is and for all He has done for you. “It means to drink in His Glory and power and to let Him saturate every part of your being.” Acts 13:2 – “As they ministered to the Lord & fasted” Ministering to the Lord you create the kind of atmosphere in which the Holy Spirit can speak to your heart.)

    Over the course of time you’ll understand between your own wants and desires and what God wants for you. Then we capture the heart of God in a certain matter and know how and when to make the directional change.

    Be still and know I AM God! Ps. 46:10

    Learn to Distinguish Between Your Spirit and Soul

    You have to learn to distinguish between your soulful thoughts and desires and the Lord’s leading in your spirit. How do I do that?

    “Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Any man of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, puts right before his face the stumbling block of his iniquity, and {then} comes to the prophet, I the LORD will be brought to give him an answer in the matter in view of the multitude of his idols,” Ezk.14:4

    “For the word of God [is] living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Heb. 4:12

    • Being well grounded in the Word is essential to distinguishing between soul and spirit.
    • Being established in the Word will also help you learn recognize the voice of satan as well. The devil will try and speak subtle lies to deceive you.

    “You are of [your] father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own [resources], for he is a liar and the father of it.”  JN 8:44

    • “This great dragon–the ancient serpent called the Devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world–was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.” Rev.12:9
    • God speaks to your spirit. What the Holy Spirit says will always line up with His word. God will never lead your steps beyond the principles of His word.
    • Examine your motives for taking the step you’re considering. Why do I want to do this? (Do I want to do this for my own selfish benefit or because someone else is doing this?) “For all who are led by the Spirit, these are the sons of God.” Rom. 8:14
    • Is this something my soulful nature wants to do or something God wants me to do?

    (Sometimes it takes a considerable amount of time staying in the presence of God to settle those questions)

    Misleading Comes From:  The truth of God is ministering to your own spirit, constantly feeding your spirit by meditating on the word of God and building a relationship by fellowshipping with the Lord is the most important thing you can do to develop your spirit, so you can ascertain God’s will for you life. (Only then can you live in the abundance God has provided for you.)
    • My own emotions (HALT, hurt, angry, lonely, tired)
    • My own personality
    • Failure to study God word. 2 Tim. 2:15
    • Disobedience – (If I am unwilling to follow God in the small things I will never be able to follow Him in the bigger things in life).
    • Remaining in the mental realm (reasoning will take you out of the plan of God if you continue in it long enough. You will miss His will for your life when you stay in your natural thinking.
    • Remaining in the physical realm
    • Preconceived concepts of God are futile and an impediment to your walk with Him.
    • Forgetting that the spiritual realm is the root, the stem and the ground of which all else grows
    • Not following your conscious (gut) or peace.

    Now That I’ve Heard God Then What?

    Timing

    stop“My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune.” JN. 7:6 Jesus was speaking about His ministry when the disciples implored Him to reveal His ministry at the Feast of Tabernacles.

    Sometimes it takes long seasons of waiting before the Lord in prayer in order to get your motives pure and your priorities sorted according to the word and distinguish between the clamoring of your soul and the voice of the spirit. Just because God tells you to do something it doesn’t necessarily mean immediately. Hold up what He has told you before Him and seek His guidance in the matter.

    If God tells you He wants you to start a new church don’t immediately get your shovel and begin to break ground. Or if He tells you to quit your job find out how he wants you to do that. Hold everything He reveals to you in His words, dreams, visions and prophecies before Him to get His understanding in each matter. It is essential in following God’s plan for your life.

    Not all delays are due to you. In order for you to fulfill what God has for you requires other individuals to align with God’s plan as well in order for you to step into yours. These are circumstances in which you may never be made aware, however when the circumstance changes, doors begin to open.

    There are so many contributing factors to list. A good example can be your destiny is awaiting an inventions or technology deployment to become main stream before you can begin what you have been given by God to perform. The Internet has allowed many to step into a new kind of ministry which wasn’t possible only a few years ago. Before TV became main stream no one could become a TV evangelist or build a world wide broadcast ministry. And even that required the development of rockets that could deliver satellites to space.  

    What if I’ve been doing that and I still haven’t heard anything?

    Keep doing it; don’t place a time limit on God! Keep on seeking the Lord in the word and prayer.

    If you want to be led by the Spirit always be willing to respond to His leading, even if it doesn’t’ agree with your own human reasoning, expectations or desires.

    Don’t hinder your ability to discern His guidance through wrong thinking or selfish ambitions.

    Stay teachable and open your heart to anything the Lord may tell you. He will teach you His own ways and direct into His plan for My life.

    Remember, We’re seeking Him and His Kingdom first and then all these things will be added unto us.



  • 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.”



  • 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