Mary’s Exciting News: Inheriting Kingdom Destiny!

thehublogoHELLO EVERYONE!

It is with great humility and honor that I announce to you the most recent amazing move of Papa God in my life!

You may recall in early February I shared with you about my alignment into Kingdom Family under Leanne Goff at The HUB Atlanta Church.  At that time I could sense God’s hand and strategy in aligning me for destiny but I had no idea what was about to happen next.

THE EXCITING NEWS!

Long story short (and there is SO much to this amazing story!)… I am now witnessing years of divine strategic preparation and over a decade of prophetic words culminate as this divine alignment has made a way for me to receive Kingdom inheritance in my life… I am now becoming the Senior Leader of The HUB Atlanta Church. From a complete state of rest I have watched Papa God reveal his plan for Leanne Goff (Founder & Senior Leader of the HUB), for myself and for my continued assignment in this city.

After several months of divine alignment, prayerful consideration and due diligence, Leanne Goff has received her own Kingdom inheritance and as of August will relocate to be the Senior Pastor of Family of Faith Community Church in Newark, OH. Leanne and I have become family so that connection will never change, and she will remain the apostolic covering over The HUB Atlanta and myself. I will miss her dearly but know that obedience to the will of God is the best and most exciting thing for all of us!

RELOCATING THE HUB TO “THE HUB”

As part of the Kingdom strategy that has been in my heart and prophesied, The HUB Atlanta will be relocating from the Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, GA to “the hub” of Atlanta… downtown… where we will bring Heaven to earth and intentionally impact our community outside the four walls. Our exact home-base of operations is still being determined, but our website and facebook will continually be updated with the latest information. STAY TUNED!

The mandate of the HUB will remain the same… we will continue to be A FAMILY TRANSFORMING NATIONS… and we will begin with our own nation in downtown Atlanta. Finding our identity as sons and daughters and walking in destiny will remain at the heart of who we are in the Kingdom. Our goal is to see that true identity is revealed to all and that everyone we meet is released into their designed destiny.

EXPERIENCING THE GLORY REALM

Along with the timing of our transition, this weekend The HUB Atlanta and Glory City Church are hosting a conference called EXPERIENCING THE GLORY REALM with Leif Hetland and Jason Upton. For a limited time registration is $60 and its BUY ONE BRING ONE FREE! If you can only make Friday night you can pay $25 p/p. If you can only make Saturday, you can pay $35 p/p. Register now! Sessions include Friday evening at 7pm (July 25) and Saturday (July 26) at 9am, 2pm and 7pm. The HUB Atlanta Church will not meet on Sunday this weekend in lieu of the conference.

ETGR

A PARADIGM SHIFT

I stand in awe of Papa God as he continues to unfold my destiny before my eyes without even a hint of my instigating or striving. Just six months ago I strived to be a “might woman of God” and work toward obtaining my inheritance to reach the world for Christ. But today my entire paradigm has shifted due to my alignment with Leanne Goff… I am now a “little girl with a BIG Dad” who has learned that from a state of REST I can sit back and RECEIVE my inheritance instead of working toward it.

As Kris Vallotton preached a while back… destiny is indeed birthed through alignment in Kingdom family. Papa God has an inheritance for His sons and daughters and we can learn to lean back into Him and receive what is rightfully ours in the Kingdom. May you seek His heart as to where His perfect alignment is for YOU!

Love and Peace,

Mary

I Had A Dream…

purple eyeHad a very intense, vivid, staggering dream on June 1st, 2013 that God has reminded me of twice in the last few days. I cannot shake the prompting of the Holy Spirit to again share the message I received from it.

Shortly after the dream the Lord told me several times to be “VIGILANT”. It means: “On the alert; watchful; keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger, as while others are sleeping or unsuspicious.”

THE MESSAGE FROM MY DREAM:
We can shelter ourselves from the evil in the world by turning off the media, turning a blind eye, and creating an ideal environment around us and our families that appears free from evil’s impact. But the day is coming where even the comfort of our everyday lives will be impacted and we won’t be able to “turn it off” or turn away. It will impact our personal lives so deeply that it cannot go unnoticed. It is brewing around us in the spirit realm even now, but will not manifest in the natural until the appointed time.

There are people, places and organizations in place now that are not what they appear. There is conspiracy behind the scenes that will soon be revealed. But it will be too late to stop the effects of what has been accumulating. This is not to frighten anyone, but a warning to BE READY, and to teach our children to be ready. The worst thing we can do is create a bubble around them leaving them vulnerable and unequipped. We should not fear if we have Jesus! And we must raise our children to know Him personally! Their generation will experience far more than we will when it comes to evil.

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph 6:12) We look in shock on the sudden devastation from tornadoes, etc. But the coming destruction will be aimed even further at the morals of our country, and the morals of our children. A moral-less generation is arising. It will not be an unexplainable weather phenomenon that we have to blame, but atrocities that will have been orchestrated in the minds of people controlled by evil, who have a seared conscious and no moral compass. We will find ourselves in awe that such heinous acts could be tolerated, let alone planned.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS:
Historical evidence shows that the early church grew exponentially primarily because of one thing: PERSECUTION. This is not about us, but about souls for the Kingdom! We won’t have time for a pity party. It’s time to pray & rejoice now, and it will be time to pray & rejoice then, as the greatest harvest of all time begins. We know the victory belongs to JESUS! ARE YOU READY to be a light in darkness? The greater the darkness, the brighter His LIGHT will shine.

MAY THOSE WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR respond in faith, prayer and Kingdom action.

THERE IS HOPE!
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, click here: http://www.maryloveslife.org/A-Gift-for-You.html

Eph 5:15-17 Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 

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Navigating Storms: Approaching the Thick Darkness Where God Is…

FURIOUS STORMS

If you watch the video above, I think you’ll agree that we all have days or seasons in life where we feel like this ship. I’m in one of those seasons right now… it’s one of those times where I am completely aware of the sovereignty of God and my utter inability to do anything. Just like this ship, I am completely dependent on Him to carry me safely through the storm.

In recent days, I have been trying to be like Jesus and “rest” during the storm. However, the temptation is to act more like the disciples than Jesus:

Matt 8:23-27  Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”  He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.  The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Such is the life when you’re following Jesus. Why is there such a misconception in the church and world today that if you follow Jesus everything will be smooth sailing? Au Contraire! In fact, just like with the disciples…Jesus Himself will lead us to the boat, and WITHOUT WARNING, ferocious storms can come up on us in the blink of an eye. In fact, obedience to God will often defy logic and reasoning by the world’s standards and it can feel like a whirlwind is upon you as a result!

So the question is: What are you going to do when the dark clouds come? Are you going to run away from them, hide under the covers or allow deep depression to overtake you? Or will you recognize that God is in them, divinely working out your destiny?

IT IS IN THE GREATEST DARKNESS THAT THE LIGHT SHINES THE BRIGHTEST

The greatest moves of God always seem to be birthed from great seasons of darkness. Take Genesis 1 for example: it was out of great darkness that God brought LIGHT and LIFE to the earth. And in was in a great season of darkness that Jesus was crucified, yet it resulted in LIGHT and LIFE for us today. Just because a season is dark, doesn’t mean God isn’t right in the middle of it.

There is another reference to the darkness that confirms to us that God is indeed in the midst:

Ex 20:18-21  When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.  

Today I am choosing to be like Moses and approach the thick darkness where God is… smack dab in the middle of my storm. I am going to trust and rely on my God who can calm the winds and the waves at His command. I am trusting and submitting to the inward work that He is doing in me to prepare me for what the future holds. I am confident that the storms I see around me are for my good and His Glory. I am trusting for Him to divinely show me every step, and I will obey no matter now unreasonable it appears!

I thank God for the Perfect Storm and rejoice with gratitude in the midst of it all! SHOW ME YOUR GLORY, LORD!

WILL THE STORMS EVER END?

Finally, I want to leave you with a reminder about what to expect after this storm passes and the flood waters recede in your situation:

Gen 8:1-4 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.

I looked up what ARARAT represents, since this is where the ark came to rest. It means:

ARARAT: Holy Ground;  a mountainous, volcanic region in Armenia; this elevated plateau of Armenia is eminently suited to have been the center from which the human race spread in all directions. Notwithstanding its high elevation the region is fertile, furnishing abundant pasture, and producing good crops … Some people believe that Noah’s ark still rests on Mount Ararat, and occasional expeditions have been launched to find it. However, shifting glaciers, avalanches, hidden crevices, and sudden storms make the mountain so difficult to climb that it is referred to by the native inhabitants of that region as “the Painful Mountain.” (from International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright (c)1996 by Biblesoft and from Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c)1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

This is our reminder that “crossing over” into destiny and the fulfilling of God’s promises in our lives brings new levels of responsibility and surrender. While it is an exciting, joyous time of leaving that stormy season, we will also be stretched to new levels and be called to endure even more treacherous terrain for the sake of His glory. This is a place of ELEVATION the Lord brings us to, from which we spread out in all directions to share the gospel through the testimony of our endurance and obedience. We will never escape the storms. We just learn to navigate through them in peace and trust, knowing that God is in them and is using them to take us to new levels for our good and His great glory.

Here are two songs that have ministered to me in seasons of storms and I pray they will minister to you too.

Many Blessings!

And Now, Compelled By The Spirit, I Am Going To… ???

Region of MacedoniaSince having the vision of the flag that was for the former Yugoslavia, I continue to seek the Lord and do research. More than ever He keeps “randomly” crossing my path with things that connect to that area, including SERBIA, MACEDONIA and neighboring BULGARIA. (SURPRISE, SURPRISE!)

Along the way, I came to realize that MACEDONIA was one of the republics that made up the former Yugoslavia. MACEDONIA is indeed a country today, but it is also the name of a region that includes parts of Macedonia (the country), Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia/Kosovo. This includes the biblical cities of PHILIPPI and THESSALONIKI. As I did a scripture search for MACEDONIA, I found that the first mention of it is in Acts 16. And it reads as follows:

Acts 16:6-13
Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Therefore, sailing from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, and the next day came to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.

I was very drawn to the fact that God stopped Paul from ministering in Asia (modern day Turkey), and through a vision he redirected him to MACEDONIA. Paul immediately obeyed. They ministered in many cities in the MACEDONIA region and left quite the turbulence IN THEIR WAKE. So much so in fact, that they were turned in to the magistrates of Philippi with the charge that: “These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city.” LOL As a result, Paul and Silas were put in jail.

But SUDDENLY while they were praising God from their cell, there was an earthquake and the foundations of the prison were shaken and everyone’s chains were loosed. The prison guard and his entire household came to know Christ as a result! (Acts 16:25-34) This goes to show that we can’t underestimate God in any situation. Even things that look bad can be a set-up for God’s supernatural glory to manifest in the midst!

Acts 18 & 19 also reference MACEDONIA, referring to the coming and goings of Silas, Timothy and Earstus, while Paul continued through many cities of the MACEDONIAN region, cities in Greece and eventually goes back and visits several cities in Asia (modern day Turkey.) He suffers much persecution during these travels and often leaves a city because he is being chased out for causing such an uproar about Jesus…. but he’s leaving Jesus IN HIS WAKE!

Then in Acts 20 Paul yet again travels through MACEDONIA where he gathers many with him on his way back to minister in various cities in Asia (in modern day Turkey).

The fact that my study of MACEDONIA led me to Acts 20 is no mere coincidence.

In 2000, after only being saved one year, the Lord led me to this chapter and it spoke to me like no other Scripture has to date. The verses that resonated so deeply in me that day (and since) were verses 22-24 which I will get to in a minute.

But first…

A few years back God led me to Acts 20:7-12 to encourage me. It speaks of Paul while he was in Troas (a region in modern day Turkey). The Lord saw fit to specifically mention that:

  1. Paul spoke until midnight
  2. A man, sitting by a window, fell asleep while Paul was speaking and fell out the third story window and died. (Paul/God raised him from the dead)
  3. Then they went back upstairs and Paul talked until daybreak! (some translations say he talked on and on… LOL!)

Now, being a woman of many words (haha!) and with three strong spiritual gifts that ALL center on speaking (prophecy, encouragement and teaching)… you know the enemy has tried to shut my voice down over the years. I have heard more comments in my life about how much I talk and it easily could have shut me down. Now it is true that all gifts need to be tempered, and there is balance in everything, but IT SURE ENCOURAGED ME TO SEE PAUL DESCRIBED IN THIS FASHION! ♥

And with experiencing miracles, signs and wonders since my trip to Brazil, now the fact that Paul raised the guy from the dead jumps out at me like it didn’t before! That was one of those things I never believed I would really ever see. But now if I was in a situation like that, I HAVE FAITH TO PRAY FOR SOMEONE TO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD! Even more of Acts 20 takes shape in my life personally! Wow! Talk about leaving something IN YOUR WAKE… a dead man raised to life! WOOHOO!

Now back to Acts 20:22-24 that I mentioned has impacted my life so greatly. Those verses refer to Paul when he was in Miletus getting ready to head to Jerusalem (and he states in Acts 20:25 that he will see them no more, for he knew in His Spirit the end was near and per Acts 21:13 he was ready & willing to be bound and die for the name of Jesus in Jerusalem):

Acts 20:22-24
 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”

When God led me to this Scripture in 2000, I knew it would be the story of my life. I’m not saying I’m necessarily going to be imprisoned for the Gospel, but I recognize it certainly is possible. Other translations of this say “chains and tribulations await me” or “bonds and affliction await me”. What it tells me for certain is that it won’t be a glamorous journey.

But I set my heart like flint the day I read it that “I CONSIDER MY LIFE WORTH NOTHING TO ME.” Or as another translation says “NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME, NOR DO I COUNT MY LIFE DEAR TO MYSELF.” I truly want nothing more than “to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”

So as God would have it, in my research of MACEDONIA (as a result of the vision of the flag), I was led right back to where God had spoken to me 13 years ago. And I recognize how these years have been used as preparation for me to begin the journey. I believe with everything in me that this journey began in December with my trip to Brazil, and from this point forward there will be more trips, and more trips and more trips, until all I do is travel to preach the gospel. I know God will do this. And I will simply obey as Paul did, going where He tells me to go, and avoid where He tells me to avoid.

One of many things I’ve learned in 13 years is that I no longer desire a well known ministry like I used to. I realize that being accessible for invitations to speak can be very effective and used by God to reach those He intends for me to reach. And speaking to larger audiences can also be effective and accomplish the will of God. So I will likely always have a website and way of contacting me so I can prayerfully seek the Lord’s guidance. But in all reality, my heart’s desire is to just travel like Paul did… unannounced… and preach to whosoever I come in contact with… in the streets, on planes, trains, or ships, and hidden in houses on the third floor where the local authorities are unaware.

What is most important whether traveling the globe or traveling across your local town in your day to day life, is what you leave IN YOUR WAKE. This is why www.inyourwake.net was formed ~ to spread the word and make people conscious about what they are leaving in their wake. Often we are afraid of causing “turbulence”… afraid we might get fired… afraid we might be asked to leave… WELL, PAUL LEFT TURBULENCE EVERYWHERE HE WENT! He was jailed, flogged, and kicked out of many places. But He was obedient to God. Are all called to this level of sacrifice? Probably not. HOWEVER, that doesn’t limit our responsibility to SEEK GOD at ALL TIMES and be ready to OBEY His lead REGARDLESS of the consequences.

I know I am called to the nations. Brazil was my first taste of traveling internationally for the gospel, and I can barely think of anything else since.  And now, in my research of MACEDONIA, I found a trip with Georgian & Winnie Banov of Global Celebration to the region of MACEDONIA, primarily GREECE, BULGARIA and TURKEY, traveling every few nights to a different city doing gospel outreaches which includes praying for the sick, feeding the hungry and bringing the tangible love of Christ and His saving power to the lost and seemingly forgotten gypsy communities of the region. WOW! I hope to go on a trip like this soon! Here is a sample itinerary:  (http://www.globalcelebration.com/Footsteps-of-Paul-2013) I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will go on a trip similar to this at some point in time. He is faithful and when it’s time, He will provide. There are certain things you feel like FIRE burning inside of you when you see them, and this is one of them.

Thank you for taking the time to hear my heart and I ask if you would please keep my future in your prayers. I know I am called to the take the gospel to the nations, and like Paul “I know not what will happen to me there.” (Acts 20:22) But I trust God to lead me every step of the way…. “if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)

Many blessings to you!

Mary

WHEN PERSECUTION COMES… KEEP CALM, RISE UP and TAKE OVER THE GAME!!!!!

Keep calm and rise upThe theme that God is speaking to me about (through personal revelation, conference speakers and random things I’m reading or listening to at this appointed time) is:

John 15:20-16:4 (partial below)
15:20 Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me…. 

16:1 “All this I have told you so that you will not go astray. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned you.

All of the war in our world is a HOLY war… it is evil against God and God’s people… the entire attempt is to discredit and destroy the Church. The church in America has been spared from severe persecution compared to almost all other countries in the world. But in 2013 persecution will increase for the church in America and the rubber will hit the road… testing our endurance. How will we respond? Persecution will come through terroristic activity but also through others who are family, friends, church leaders and fellow believers. A deception will come that will bring betrayal, division and a sifting in the Body of Christ.

BUT REJOICE! WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR if we have the Lord! Even death cannot have us! We must prepare our hearts to stay focused on CHRIST, not take things personally, but recognize the greater attempts of the enemy to destroy the Christian Church. STAND STRONG, STAY PRAYED UP, STAY IN THE SECRET PLACE so you don’t become cynical, offended and derailed. It’s time for the church to RISE UP! If we can send out a cry for a football team, then we should even more so send out the cry to the Church… RISE UP!!!! Don’t retreat when times get tough… RISE UP! Like Paul Keith David said this weekend at the MorningStar New Year’s Eve Conference: We must live FROM A POSITION OF VICTORY at all times, no matter what the circumstances around you!

WHEN PERSECUTION COMES…

KEEP CALM, RISE UP…

and TAKE OVER THE GAME!!!!!

True Prophecy / False Prophecy? How can we know?

I’ve heard it said that the test of true prophecy is whether or not it comes to pass. Is this an accurate test?

Since coming to an understanding of my prophetic gift back in 2009, I’ve been learning much about prophecy. I want to share with you something that is of vital importance for us as the church to understand.

Many times in the last 14 years the Lord has revealed things to me that I believed he said would come to pass. Some of them have, others have not. Those experiences had left me concerned about my ability to really hear from God. If He said it, why didn’t it happen? If it didn’t happen, does that mean He didn’t say it? Or did I hear Him wrong? Or was that not God I was hearing?

I am currently re-reading THE HARVEST by Rick Joyner and felt led to share a portion of something he says regarding this very thing:

“It is the nature and purpose of prophecy not to just foretell events, but sometimes to provoke a response to the prediction that results in repentance and/or intercession that can change our destiny. We see a number of biblical examples of this, such as when Jonah preached in Nineveh. Even though Jonah did not preach a contingency that Nineveh’s overthrow could be averted by repentance, it is implied in almost every prophecy of judgment.

That Nineveh was not overthrown did not make Jonah a false prophet, but it was the fruit of a true and anointed prophetic word. How could such a heathen city possibly repent as it did with the preaching of one Jew, with no signs or miracles attesting to the word? It had to be the anointing on the word. It would seem that Jonah may have been the most anointed preacher until John the Baptist if we consider the impact. That anointing to bring repentance just at the preaching of the word is coming again.

I believe events contained in this prophecy [IN THE BOOK “THE HARVEST”] can likewise be changed by repentance and intercession. There are also events that cannot and/or will not be changed because of their intricate place in the unfolding of the ultimate purpose of God. How to distinguish these in this vision is not revealed here because it was not revealed to me. I was just given the understanding that this was so. Even so, I take it for granted that for every negative event or judgment, it can be changed by repentance and intercession. I think it is right to seek this unless the Lord makes it clear that it will happen.

It is the nature of prophecy, both biblical prophecy and that which comes by the New Covenant gift of prophecy, to be general. There are exceptions, but they are exceptions. Even so, general prophecy can be just as valuable as the most specific. It is not just knowing the future, but being prepared for it that should be our goal.

If the Lord wanted to impress us with His ability to foretell, he could have been far more specific in His own biblical predictions. He could have given the names, dates, and specifics of coming world leaders, nations and wars. Instead of just staying that knowledge would increase, He could have foretold the inventing of aircraft, space travel, etc. usually prophecy is very general, but occasionally the Lord will get more specific in what he reveals. This vision [IN THE BOOK “THE HARVEST”] contains some of each.

Again, it is in His purpose and for our best interest that he keeps us seeking Him for the important details to fill in the blanks. “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2) The Lord uses prophecy to awaken searching hearts in His people. He has called us to rule in this life and it is the nature of godly kings to search out the mysteries and purposes of God. I can take the things that he revealed generally here as an invitation to seek Him for more detail and so should you. You may take the details and seek to know why? I think the Lord delights in such caring that compels us to want to know more.” [THE HARVEST, Rick Joyner, pages 21-23)

And so it is with ALL things… God’s number one purpose in ALL that He does is to be in deeper and deeper relationship with His Beloved. By design, he draws us to Himself… to know more… to know Him more.

Some prophecies do not come to pass because they are false prophecies. Others do not come to pass because God’s people prayed and the outcome was changed. But only through seeking Him to know more can we even begin to understand any prophetic word. And even then, we may only know in part.

In my opinion, some people spend more time criticizing prophetic words and the people who spoke them to the detriment of the glory of God. If they spent that time seeking God and seeking truth, instead of tearing down and pointing out what they believe is false, they would bear more fruit in their lives and ministries. We can trust God with those who do speak false prophesies.  He will deal with those who speak falsely in His name more than any mortal man ever could.

In closing, I think Rick Joyner summed up the most important thing for us to know about prophecy in once sentence:

The Lord uses prophecy to awaken searching hearts in His people.”

Awaken (REVIVE) us Lord!

We desire to know You more!

Rick Joyner’s book “THE HARVEST” is a summary of a vision that has become one of the most widely circulated prophecies in recent times… it went to the top of the best seller list in many nations. I encourage every Christian to read it. To order the 25th Anniversary Edition click here: http://www.morningstarministries.org/store/books/rick-joyner/new-harvest-25th-anniversary-edition

God’s Definition of Victory

ALIGNMENT:
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. It’s about God’s greater plan, not our comfort or convenience. Past disobedience can leave a nation’s enemies in their midst that must be conquered once and for all. Sometimes the process of eradicating them is risky and costly. But GOD’s promise prevails in the end as He is faithful to deliver His people.

Josh 11:19-23
19 Except for the Hivites living in Gibeon, not one city made a treaty of peace with the Israelites, who took them all in battle. 20 For it was the Lord himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the Lord had commanded Moses. 21 At that time Joshua went and destroyed the Anakites from the hill country: from Hebron, Debir and Anab, from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua totally destroyed them and their towns. 22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory; only in Gaza, Gath and Ashdod did any survive. 23 So Joshua took the entire land, just as the Lord had directed Moses, and he gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal divisions. Then the land had rest from war. NIV

We as Christians must “man-up” in the face of uncertain times. We must walk in our Kingdom authority and truly trust in the promises of God. It’s time for the church-at-large to stop letting the enemy oppress them and RISE UP AND CONQUER!!!! No more cowering in the corners of defeat or hiding under the covers of despair. When everything around you seems to be failing or crumbling, God’s promises will STAND! Put your hope in no one, no thing, no circumstance, but in God alone.

God’s ultimate plan is to draw people to Himself. For those of us who are ready for Christ’s return, we must be willing to endure difficult times if that’s what it takes for more people to bow their knee to Jesus Christ. We can’t measure “victory” by how much money we have in the bank, how many vehicles we own, or whether or not our preferred candidate wins an election. In a Kingdom mentality, victory equals SOULS.

If only we could be like Paul when he said in Rom 9:1-4: “I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel.”