RE-DIGGING THE ANCIENT WELLS OF ATLANTA

Walking on Auburn
Hi Everyone,

Since inheriting THE HUB ATLANTA CHURCH this past summer, the Lord has been breaking any idea of “normal church” that we may have had and teaching us “normal Christianity”. With that, I wanted to share a powerful update on our adventures/journey in downtown Atlanta that may involve a part of YOUR destiny. Please share this with anyone as you feel led.

Since relocating The HUB Atlanta downtown, we have taken on a very “different” style of “church”. With instructions from Papa to simply “be the church” in this season, we have been meeting weekly in downtown Atlanta to release the sound of Heaven over our city through worship, prayer & prophesy. We believe the intention of this is to prepare the atmosphere for revival. We have been given an assignment to re-dig the ancient wells of days gone by to bring Atlanta into her God-designed destiny. 

Through the process, He told us to study the history of Atlanta to find specific points of needed prayer. In addition, some prophetic words we have received regarding the resurgence of MLK Jr’s nonviolent movement of love have begun to be confirmed in many ways. We believe the sound of Heaven that Papa is using us to release will have the power to penetrate hearts and dissolve the hatred and division that still exists racially and economically in our city, metro area and southern United States.Note also that while I often speak of bringing “Atlanta” into her destiny, we have seen visions of a whirlwind starting in downtown, moving west, then south, then east, then north, and even healing the land from the Trail of Tears in North Georgia. So for those of you receiving this who are not directly a part of what we’re doing downtown (maybe you even live out of state), you can still be a part of the process for these freedoms to cover our metro area. We believe this will eventually have a regional effect on the whole southeastern US.

In recent weeks, we have taken much time to research and pray over:

  • Underground Atlanta
  • Five Points Train Station (the HUB of the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
  • the Zero Mile Post (the original center point of the city of Atlanta)
  • The GULCH (the original Undergound Atlanta and original railway HUB of transportation)
  • Auburn Ave (home & launch pad for MLK Jr.).

At each place, we are sensing the power of God in amazing ways. And each place we have gone was supernaturally revealed to us, as if we are getting one piece of the puzzle at a time. And our directive of where to pray continues to be Spirit-led.

As we were prayerfully walking through Auburn Ave yesterday, one of our HUB / MOW family who was unable to attend was at home being led by Holy Spirit to pray and research more about our great city’s history. She send me a link to an event that happened in 1906, and it will now be our point of convergence this coming Saturday, Feb 14th.

We meet weekly at 1pm in the “G-DECK” which is a Georgia State parking Deck at the corner of Central Ave and Wall St in Downtown Atlanta. Parking is Free. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know you are coming and don’t leave the parking garage without you. The areas we will walk and pray this week are within 6 blocks of this parking garage:
*CLICK LINK FOR AN ARTICLE AND MAP OF LOCATIONS WE WILL PRAY ON SATURDAY*
http://clatl.com/atlanta/walking-tour-of-the-1906-atlanta-race-riot/Content?oid=1262841

Here are some things we ask you to keep in mind:

  • We invite you to join us in person, or at least in prayer as we continue to cleanse our city/metro area and bring “inner-healing” (so to speak) and see the strong holds of the past removed, so that an atmosphere of UNITY and REVIVAL can come forth.
  • Our CALENDAR will always have the latest dates/times we are meetingbut specific location information will be released through these email updates, facebook and our blog. We encourage you to follow along with our updates to pray.
  • YOU may be given a piece of the puzzle to bring freedom to Atlanta and surrounding areasWe know that we are not an exclusive group, and that this mandate of freedom will come through the obedience and unity of many.
  • Please share any revelation you receive regarding the healing/restoration of Atlanta and surrounding areas at info@thehubatlanta.org

Thank you for joining us in prayer for the freedom of our great city, our metro area, and the southeastern United States.Many Blessings~

Senior Pastor & Visionary

Here is more about the event in 1906 for those who are interested:
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 22, 1906 Atlanta newspapers reported four alleged assaults, none of which were ever substantiated, upon local white women. Extra editions of these accounts, sensationalized with lurid details and inflammatory language intended to inspire fear if not revenge, circulated, and soon thousands of white men and boys gathered in downtown Atlanta. City leaders, including Mayor James G. Woodward, sought to calm the increasingly indignant crowds but failed to do so. By early evening, the crowd had become a mob; from then until after midnight, they surged down Decatur Street, Pryor Street, Central Avenue, and throughout the central business district, assaulting hundreds of blacks. The mob attacked black-owned businesses, smashing the windows of black leader Alonzo Herndon‘s barbershop. Although Herndon had closed down early and was already at home when his shop was damaged, another barbershop across the street was raided by the rioters—and the barbers were killed. The crowd also attacked streetcars, entering trolley cars and beating black men and women; at least three men were beaten to death.
On Sunday, September 23, the Atlanta newspapers reported that the state militia had been mustered to control the mob; they also reported that blacks were no longer a problem for whites because Saturdaynight’s violence had driven them off public streets. While the police, armed with rifles, and militia patrolled the streets and key landmarks and guarded white property, blacks secretly obtained weapons to arm themselves against the mob, fearing its return. Despite the presence of law enforcement, white vigilante groups invaded some black neighborhoods. W.E.B. Du Bois, an African-American educator, writer and social activist. The riot’s aftermath helped move black activists away from an accommodationist stance and toward the more aggressive push for racial equality advocated by Du Bois. In the wake of the 1906 riot, Du Bois wrote a moving poem called “The Litany of Atlanta.”:  http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2006/sep/raceriot/poem.pdf

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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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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

A Word From God About Election 2012: www.GodsVote.com PLEASE SHARE.

God has given me a word regarding this and every upcoming election, and I need YOUR help! Read it below and then share www.GodsVote.com with EVERYONE to help spread the word!

Please help circulate this message from COAST to COAST that every Christian in the United States of America would read it. It is time for us to lay down our idols, ideas, thoughts and ways… and seek the MOST HIGH GOD for direction.

Your Vote Counts…this is God’s Country

As this 2012 Presidential election approaches, it can appear that there is not a candidate who is likely to rule from God’s perspective on every political topic. There seems to be much indecision among Christians as to how to vote. If you determine this to be the case, you may be inclined to simply not vote. However, you not only have a God-given right to vote, you have a God-given responsibility to vote. (Deut 16:18, Matt 22:21) God has a plan for the end times and who is in which office is part of that ultimate plan. (Dan 5:21)

As Christians, we should desire someone to lead our country from a Christian biblical perspective. (Exodus 18:21) Yet we can find ourselves in a situation where that option does not exist on the ballot. Consider this election: one candidate is a proponent for abortion and gay rights, and another is a Mormon. Mormonism also holds many beliefs that are contrary to Christianity.

SO WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN TO DO?

We must remember that God used many kings and rulers to bring about His will, knowingly or unknowingly. Ps 75:6-7 says “For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.” And God uses His people who seek His face to unfold His plan on earth. (Prov 2:1-11)

​Despite the many flaws of both good and bad Kings in the Old Testament, God used these rulers to accomplish His will. Take Pharaoh for example: he enslaved God’s people and God hardened his heart so that His wonders could be multiplied (Ex 11:9), yet Pharaoh later allowed them to leave and take their flocks and herds with them. (Ex 12:31-32)

In Jeremiah 29:4 we learn that it was God who caused his people to be carried away captive for 70 years, yet in the midst of it He reminded us that He knows the plans He has for us… to prosper us and not harm us… to give us a hope and a future. (Jer 29:11)

Consider that the Romans/Pharisees had to be in authority in order for Jesus to be crucified, without which we would not find redemption today.

Additionally, we never know what is going to happen in a candidate’s life… but God does. (Isa 46:10) Any candidate or ruler could be radically touched by God at any moment and completely change their message. (Prov 21:1)

What may or may not seem so good to us, may be necessary for His ultimate will to be done. We serve a Romans 8:28 God who turns all things to the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. He sees the end from the beginning and knows what He is doing. (Isa 46:10, Jer 29:11)

Do we trust Him?

Our tendency is to rely on logic and reasoning to select a candidate. (Prov 3:5-6) We do need to investigate every candidate we have an option to vote for, and we must be conscious of the fact that there are often more than just Democrat or Republican candidates on the ballot. Logic and reasoning might say that a third-party candidate would never win, but it’s never about what we think. (Isa 55:8-9) It’s about obeying God. (John 14:15,23)

When we come to Christ we must adjust to a new culture… a Kingdom culture. (Col 1:13-17) We now submit first to the government of Jesus Christ, and a biblical perspective of all things, including our earthly government. (Isa 9:6-7) It is idolatry to put people, governments, our preferences or desires above the will of God. (Ex 20:3, 2 Kings 17:34-41) As we seek our options in the natural, we must also seek God to reveal His plan. (Col 1:16-20)

Let’s consider this from the very beginning… God created Man; God gave man dominion and authority over everything in the world; (Gen 1) Man gave his authority to Satan. (Gen 3) Jesus came and restored our rightful authority and dominion over this world. (Matt 28:18) Now satan tries everyday to deceive man, to take back the authority for himself. (Col 1:13, 2 Tim 2:26, 1 Jn 5:19) Plain and simple, life is a battle. Although it may feel like it, the devil is not battling with you. He’s battling against God. It’s good vs. evil. (Isa 14:13-14)

Where we come in is that God uses us to accomplish His will on this earth. (Est 4:12) And satan is working overtime to try and prevent it. (Col 1:13, 2 Tim 2:26, 1 Jn 5:19) God’s plan for every person on the face of the earth was for them to have a personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ. (John 3:16) Through that personal relationship we would hear God’s voice to do what He wants us to do. (John10:27)

So what does this have to do with this election?

Well, it was man that created “parties” (You know… Democrat, Republican, etc.), not God. Unfortunately, too many people are raised to believe: “My family has always been Democrat.” or “My family has always been Republican” and they refuse to consider voting outside of that political party. Or they vote based on some other personal bias they have for or against a certain candidate. Or worse yet, too many people (Christians included), don’t vote.

We need to remember that GOD has a plan for our city, our state, our country… for our world. (Jer29:11) He has a plan for WHO He wants in WHAT office and WHEN in order to accomplish His will. (Dan5:21) As Christians, it is OUR responsibility to seek God and let Him show us how to vote. (Prov 3:5-6)

We should vote how God tells us to vote regardless of what our past beliefs are; regardless of what our family will think; regardless of what a past politician in the same party had done previously. (Prov 3:5-6) This is GOD’s country. (Ps 24:1) And we are God’s people. (John 1:12-13) It is GOD’s vote we need to cast so that GOD’s will can be done… on earth as it is in Heaven. (Matt 6:10)

Today you are being challenged to rethink this and every election. Remember that no one will be perfect & meet all of your criteria as the perfect candidate. Certain things will inevitably happen as we approach the end of the age, no matter who is in office. If your concern is about the war and terrorism, GOD is your protector. (Ps 121:5) If your concern is about health care or jobs, GOD is your provider. (Gen 22:14, 50:21) No matter what your concern, ultimately GOD knows the best solution to the problem. (Isa 55:8-9)

So why not ask Him who to vote for? He’ll be faithful to tell you the right answer. He may tell you to vote Democrat. He may tell you to vote Republican. Or He may tell you to vote third-party. Whether it makes sense to our logic and reasoning or not, we must obey God. (John 14:15,23) Don’t ask the opinions of Man. You’ll get confused for sure.

It’s not about us. It’s all about God. What He tells you may defy all logic and reasoning. But we must base our decision on obedience to the voice of God. Will we obey if He tells us something different from our preference, reasoning or logic? Obedience… It’s where the rubber hits the road.

It’s not about preference…
It’s not about common sense…
It’s about OBEDIENCE.

IN GOD WE TRUST.
Or do we? 

​Please share this link to get God’s message out! www.GodsVote.com

Mary Held 2012 ©

Do You Have An Orphan Spirit?

We often hear people talk about James 1:27:

James 1:27

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

We also often limit this to what we understand of orphans and widows in the natural. But the reality is that many people fall into this category if we would only have eyes to see.

By looking at the definition of the original Greek, we can see more clearly:

ORPHANS: those of uncertain affinity, parentless, comfortless, fatherless

(To be of uncertain affinity means not being connected on common ground; not belonging anywhere or to anyone specific.)

WIDOWS: those who are deficient, lacking a husband, having a chasm, vacancy, impassable interval, gape or gulf

These definitions in a spiritual sense, include many more people than one would realize.

In pure and undefiled religion, these are the people we are instructed to visit.

VISIT: to inspect; to select; by extending ourselves, go see and bring relief

But too often we don’t recognize them when they are right in front of us.

  • They are in your church
  • They are on your job
  • They live in your neighborhood
  • They could be in the mirror
  • Many have grown up in two-parent homes
  • Many have never been married
  • Many have been divorced
  • Many have been ostracized for various reasons such as race, social class or gender
  • Many have lost loved ones other than a spouse

We cannot identify them by traditional definitions. We must identify them by their FRUIT. This orphan spirit is crippling many inside and outside of the church today… it is like a hidden shard of glass that has the potential to cut them, make them bleed and make them unable to walk in their destiny.

Could you or someone you know be struggling with an orphan spirit?

There is hope!

John 14:18 says:

I will not leave you as orphans (with uncertain affinity, parentless, comfortless, fatherless); I will come to you.

Rom 8:14-17

…those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship (placed into immediate kinship; adoption) And by him we cry, “Abba,  Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…

John 8:32

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Come and learn the CHARACTERISTICS of the ORPHAN SPIRIT and other HIDDEN SHARDS OF GLASS so you can be FREE to be all God has called you to be.

www.radicalinfusion.org

 

Heed the Watchman

Ezekiel 33

Renewal of Ezekiel’s Call as Watchman

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, 4 then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head. 5 Since they heard the sound of the trumpet but did not heed the warning, their blood will be on their own head. If they had heeded the warning, they would have saved themselves. 6But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’

7 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for[a] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 9 But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.

10 “Son of man, say to the Israelites, ‘This is what you are saying: “Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of[b] them. How then can we live?”’ 11 Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’

12 “Therefore, son of man, say to your people, ‘If someone who is righteous disobeys, that person’s former righteousness will count for nothing. And if someone who is wicked repents, that person’s former wickedness will not bring condemnation. The righteous person who sins will not be allowed to live even though they were formerly righteous.’ 13 If I tell a righteous person that they will surely live, but then they trust in their righteousness and do evil, none of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered; they will die for the evil they have done. 14 And if I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but they then turn away from their sin and do what is just and right— 15 if they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil—that person will surely live; they will not die. 16 None of the sins that person has committed will be remembered against them. They have done what is just and right; they will surely live.

17 “Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ But it is their way that is not just. 18 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and does evil, they will die for it. 19 And if a wicked person turns away from their wickedness and does what is just and right, they will live by doing so. 20 Yet you Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ But I will judge each of you according to your own ways.”

Jerusalem’s Fall Explained

21 In the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month on the fifth day, a man who had escaped from Jerusalem came to me and said, “The city has fallen!” 22Now the evening before the man arrived, the hand of the LORD was on me, and he opened my mouth before the man came to me in the morning. So my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent.

23 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 24 “Son of man, the people living in those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one man, yet he possessed the land. But we are many; surely the land has been given to us as our possession.’ 25 Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you eat meat with the blood still in it and look to your idols and shed blood, should you then possess the land? 26 You rely on your sword, you do detestable things, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife. Should you then possess the land?’

27 “Say this to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: As surely as I live, those who are left in the ruins will fall by the sword, those out in the country I will give to the wild animals to be devoured, and those in strongholds and caves will die of a plague. 28 I will make the land a desolate waste, and her proud strength will come to an end, and the mountains of Israel will become desolate so that no one will cross them. 29 Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I have made the land a desolate waste because of all the detestable things they have done.’

30 “As for you, son of man, your people are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, ‘Come and hear the message that has come from the LORD.’ 31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. 32 Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.

33 “When all this comes true—and it surely will—then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”

Better Get Ready… PREPARE: Adjust and Align

God has been showing me some things about this topic lately through some books He has led me to read, but when I woke up this morning before my feet hit the floor I heard this loud and clear:

In 2012 God is going to realign church government for those who have ears to hear. Proper governmental alignment is necessary for the next release of POWER. Preparation has already begun.

He spoke to me about ALIGNMENT a few weeks ago. (Click here to read that word: https://maryloveslife.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/prophetic-alignment/)

The call for PREPARATION is a call for ALIGNMENT, just as it was before:

A voice of one calling in the desert, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.” Matt 3:3

Let us humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, allowing him to ADJUST and ALIGN us in proper biblical alignment so we the church can be useful vessels to reveal His glory. Tradition, status quo and normal have to go. We must be open to RADICAL ADJUSTMENTS if we want to see RADICAL POWER. (Read more about making adjustments here: https://maryloveslife.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/caution-total-surrender-to-christ-may-cause-controversy/)

And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” Joel 2:28-32