There is an appointed time for you. You are here, now, in this place because God has decided these are the times and places where you would live and carry His light into the darkness. There are doors of opportunity opening for you.
Don’t look back, look up. God is calling you to arise and walk forward with Him. He has gone ahead of you and prepared the way. He is the Way. He will give you His dreams and visions for you as you seek His wisdom. He will meet you in the morning and walk with you through the day. He will be the last one you talk to before you sleep. He will watch over you in the night. He will never leave nor forsake you.
Opportunites are opening for you. There are open doors are all around you. Ask the Lord which one to walk through. He has a greater vision for you. He has a better plan than right here right now. This is not all that there is. There is more, greater vision, greater territories and greater revelation are coming.
What God has ordained no man can stop. You have been appointed. You have been commissioned. You have been given the authority to bring Heaven to Earth. You will see the miraculous. The blind will see, the lame will walk, the deaf will hear, the dead will rise. You were born for such a time as this. God will do amazing things – through you!
Arise my love…new opportunities await you!
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. – Isaiah 54:17 NKJV
Leave your captivity. Jesus has redeemed you by the blood of the Lamb. You are holy, you are righteous, you are free. This world cannot hold you. You are a citizen of Heaven passing through this world, spreading God’s love and light.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. – Phillipinas 3:20-21
“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” – Colossians 4:2-6 NKJV
It’s coming to America – a total solar eclipse visible across all of America. This hasn’t happened since 1918 or something according to NASA.
According to the dictionary:
an obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination. “an eclipse of the sun”.
What are you doing on Monday? My daughter is out in Portland, OR to see it. My other daughter is considering a road trip. Me? I’ll be at work. But I will definitely make a way outside to see it! It’s phenomenal!
I find it interesting that the Bible speaks of Eclipses. After all, God made the Heavens and the Earth right? He knew this would happen. It was on His calendar!
Solar Eclipse Quotes
“Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” – Victor Hugo
“Eclipse of the light of heaven, eclipse of God – such indeed is the character of the historic hour through which the world is now passing.” – Martin Buber
““Earth’s Moon is about 1/ 400th the diameter of the Sun, but it is also 1/ 400th as far from us, making the Sun and the Moon the same size on the sky—a coincidence not shared by any other planet–moon combination in the solar system, allowing for uniquely photogenic total solar eclipses.” – ― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
“Now this August 21, 2017, we have a total solar eclipse going over the United States. This is again at the beginning of the month of repentance on the first of Elul! Could God be giving us warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming on the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer.” – Pastor Mark Biltz
Solar Eclipse Prophecy
“It shall come about in that day,” says the Lord God,
“That I shall cause the sun to go down at noon,
And I shall darken the earth in broad daylight.” – Amos 8:9 AMP
“The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
The Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible;
Who can endure it?
A Call to Repentance
“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.
Who knows if He will turn and relent,
And leave a blessing behind Him—
A grain offering and a drink offering
For the Lord your God?
Blow the trumpet in Zion,
Consecrate a fast,
Call a sacred assembly;
Gather the people,
Sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and nursing babes;
Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber,
And the bride from her dressing room.
Let the priests, who minister to the Lord,
Weep between the porch and the altar;
Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”
Then the Lord will be zealous for His land,
And pity His people.
The Lord will answer and say to His people,
“Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil,
And you will be satisfied by them;
I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.
“But I will remove far from you the northern army,
And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,
With his face toward the eastern sea
And his back toward the western sea;
His stench will come up,
And his foul odor will rise,
Because he has done monstrous things.”
Fear not, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done marvelous things!
Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field;
For the open pastures are springing up,
And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
I am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.
God’s Spirit Poured Out
“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 2:10 – 32 NKJV
It was a vision when I first woke up this morning – the glory cloud of God coming down like a sheet. Just like Peter saw at Cornelius’s house.
The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.”
But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”
And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.”This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again. – Acts 10:9-16 NKJV
The Glory of God is like a cloud – it will settle over us and our hearts and make all things new. Be ready for a visitation from the Almighty today friends. God is with us – Emmanuel!
Bible Verses on the Glory Cloud of God
Exodus 13:21-22: The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
1 Kings 8:10-12: It happened that when the priests came from the holy place, the cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD. Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.
Leviticus 16:2: The LORD said to Moses: “Tell your brother Aaron that he shall not enter at any time into the holy place inside the veil, before the mercy seat which is on the ark, or he will die; for I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.
Psalm 97:2: Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.
Job 26:9 “He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.
Job 22:14: ‘Clouds are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see; And He walks on the vault of heaven.’
Revelation 14:14: 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.
Psalm 121: 1-8 NKJV
I will lift up my eyes to the hills— From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.
This past Sunday God gave us a Word I’d like to share with you. The band was playing “Break Every Chain” and God gave this Word to our friend Laura :
Word from the Lord
Given to Laura
chains broken 11/13
chains broken all around and laying on an old dirt floor…. like an ancient prision.
no one moves, they stay where the are not leaving- comfortable where they are. we have been freed so we must step forward out of the bondage we have been released from to carry out His will in our lives
we need to choose to walk forward from where we were
I have already released the chains .. what are YOU going to do now….
I was praying in the spirit
Seeking my daily bread
When the mighty voice of waters
Spoke to me and said
Bride of Christ Arise
Come up into the Heavenly skies
Prophesy what you see
Sit down next to me
And tell me what you see
Bride of Christ arise
I AM the Way
I AM the Door
I AM the Light
And the giver of Life
From this new perspective
I see His glory going forth in waves
Healing His body of believers today
I see the lame man dancing with new limbs
I see the dumb man talking to his friends
I see the blind man beholding Your Beauty
I see the fatherless adopted into Your Royal Family
Your Glory comes in waves
Covers your body today
the bound are loosed
addictions and sickness fall away
Anxiety and depression leave the fold
The broken hearted are filled with joy
The Splendor of Your Holiness
Lights up our way
Your worship defeats enemies
Your praise opens doors you can’t see
I AM the Way
I AM the Door
I AM the Light
And the giver of Life
Exodus 3:14 “And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’ and He said , “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.”
When I prayed You answered
as I asked and believed
Provision was sent from Heaven
Even when delayed by enemies
You sent Warrior Angels to meet my need
I felt the Shift in the atmosphere
I heard the Heavenly Battle Cry when
You turned your face towards me on high
brought me overflowing supply
With Warrior Angels by my side
Messengers of Mercy
Sent to strengthen, cover, and protect
Win the battle in the Heavenlies
Lord, You alone can tip the scales
with Your Mighty Warrior Angels
Prophecies Concerning Persia and Greece
Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”
When he had spoken such words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless. And suddenly, one having the likeness of the sons of men touched my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke, saying to him who stood before me, “My lord, because of the vision my sorrows have overwhelmed me, and I have retained no strength. For how can this servant of my lord talk with you, my lord? As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me.”
Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me. And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!” So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come. But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, except Michael your prince. (Daniel 10: 10-21 NKJV)
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Here is a life changing sermon THRIVING IN A MOMENT CALLED NOW by Pastor Derek Smith from Bolton, England. I admit it. I am in the valley of dry bones. God gave me the Word for 2014 was “My Cup Overflows.” And since then, things have dried up. My ex still isn’t paying child support. I still have not found a job after this broken leg. And this Thanksgiving we were served Foreclosure papers. Yeah. Yippee! So, I am listening to the Word – for hope, for peace, and to build my faith.
I really don’t know what God is up to. I have been here in the valley before. But I do know that God is faithful – and He is still on the throne and He has a plan for me and my family. He has opened up new doors for me and my music – I have started playing out in the community lately. And He has provided us a new home to rent that is $150 less a month than the mortgage was. And this house is not falling down around us like the other one. We are blessed – even though our bank account doesn’t show it. God has blessed my husband abundantly with many big jobs. He even has enough work to hire a very good friend of ours. Things are changing. God is good. But it is a journey.
THRIVING IN A MOMENT CALLED NOW is based upon Ezekiel 37. Remember this story? Hey Zeke – lets go for a walk – to the place of death…where nothing grows and there is no life. Sound like fun?
Do you miss what God is doing by waiting for something to happen to thrive?
Do you have dry places, dead places in your life?
Is the hand of the Lord upon you and has He brought you to the valley of dry bones?
Has God allowed you to travel to a place where only God can get you out?
Every problem that the non-Christian faces still comes to us. We still have problems, but we have Jesus to help us cope with them.
There is often a journey that is going to cost you. There is a journey to thriving. It could be a journey to:
We can’t take shortcuts. We have to embrace the journey that God wants to take us on.
God teaches us in Ezekiel 37. The Hand of the Lord was upon Ezekiel. It brought him to the valley of dry bones – not to a really cool place like Hawaii, or England – it did not bring him there. Very dry bones in the valley – a place of death. Surrounded by death God asks Ezekiel to walk over dead bodies thinking “Why have you brought me here? What are you doing God?” (I can relate to this!!!)
Some of us are trying to get OUT of a place God has put us IN. God is NOT trying to punish us – never. That is not His character. Sometimes He allows us to go into places to bring us through so that we can pick up all the incredible testimonies, revelation, and truths that God can’t always get to us.There are diamonds there for us to pick up.There are diamonds in our brokenness. If you are going through Hell – keep going.If you can pick up those diamonds the journey will be shorter. If we learn what to do in the place of death, you can take those diamonds and it will be a shorter trip.
God is not making us a child – He is making us a Warrior.
The Church is not a Hospital – it is a Battleship.
The church is not here to make us comfortable. It is to equip us to go out and be a radical follower of Jesus so you can bring life and light and hope into the dead valleys that people don’t know how to get out of. But you do!
Do you feel barren?
Are you done?
Maybe it’s your finances, or your health?
Does life feels like you are being surrounded by death?
Do you open the front door to your house and feel death?
Do people not get you?
Are you in the valley of dry bones? Good News – We are not staying in this valley!
Things to do in the Valley:
1. Stop arguing with God – you are here. Accept it. (ok, it’s taken me 12 months to do this – but today I accept it. I am in the valley, I guess God has a few more things to teach me. It’s not because I was a ‘bad little girl’ either. I have been serving Jesus. I have been seeking, and praying, and reading my Bible uh, oh – I better get on to Reason #2, I’m “spiritualizing”.)
2. God will ask you ridiculous stuff. Put away the Bible College answer. God knows we are there. Its our lack of revelation that keeps us in the valley. Don’t spiritualize about where you are. Don’t make a theology about it. (I don’t know why I am here. I am going to stop arguing and start hunting for my diamonds. Oh yeah – to all those gossipers who are laughing at me here – I heard what you said. Yes, when Spirit filled people gossip and slander – Spirit filled believers will hear it. You can laugh or accuse or point fingers all you want – I don’t care. God is not mad at me. I am not in the valley because He is punishing me for my sins. I am forgiven and free and I am still going diamond hunting with or without you!)
3. Don’t make your home in the valley. Don’t put out the porch swing. We are travelling through the valley. We are not making home in lack, we are not making home in sickness, debt, or disease. We are passing through this valley. We are making home in THRIVE. (I am NOT staying here. I will get through this and I will THRIVE!)
Have you ever been to the ocean? I love the ocean.
You know the best part?
There is never just one wave!
It’s wave after wave, more and more!
Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!
When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place
But now, God’s Message,
the God who made you in the first place, Jacob,
the One who got you started, Israel:
“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God,
The Holy of Israel, your Savior.
I paid a huge price for you:
all of Egypt, with rich Cush and Seba thrown in!
That’s how much you mean to me!
That’s how much I love you!
I’d sell off the whole world to get you back,
trade the creation just for you.
“So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.
I’ll round up all your scattered children,
pull them in from east and west.
I’ll send orders north and south:
‘Send them back.
Return my sons from distant lands,
my daughters from faraway places.
I want them back, every last one who bears my name,
every man, woman, and child
Whom I created for my glory,
yes, personally formed and made each one.’”
Get the blind and deaf out here and ready—
the blind (though there’s nothing wrong with their eyes)
and the deaf (though there’s nothing wrong with their ears).
Then get the other nations out here and ready.
Let’s see what they have to say about this,
how they account for what’s happened.
Let them present their expert witnesses
and make their case;
let them try to convince us what they say is true.
“But you are my witnesses.” God’s Decree.
“You’re my handpicked servant
So that you’ll come to know and trust me,
understand both that I am and who I am.
Previous to me there was no such thing as a god,
nor will there be after me.
I, yes I, am God.
I’m the only Savior there is.
I spoke, I saved, I told you what existed
long before these upstart gods appeared on the scene.
And you know it, you’re my witnesses,
you’re the evidence.” God’s Decree.
“Yes, I am God.
I’ve always been God
and I always will be God.
No one can take anything from me.
I make; who can unmake it?”
Hallelujah! It’s baby time. Time for birthing new things! Yes, carrying this ‘baby’ was hard, and long – but wait until you see what comes! Yes, it was labor. Yes it was hard. But get ready for your new ‘baby”!
Remember finally delivering?
Remember that first cry?
And holding your baby for the first time?
New things are coming to the Kingdom – through the praises and dances of our children.
Get ready church, I have shivers just writing about it!
Your sons and daughters shall return as God turns their hearts back to the fathers.
And their song shall release Heaven on Earth!
Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. -Joel 2:23 AMP Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. -Isaiah 42:9
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! -2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP
You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known. -Isaiah 48:6 AMP
O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him. -Psalm 98: 1 AMP
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth. And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. -Isaiah 65:17 AMP
And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine). -Revelation 21:5 AMP
I would like to direct you to a few Words the Lord is sharing with us from some of the people I take direction from. Click for the link:
Here is the Word that was released at JAM (Janesville Apostolic Ministries) in Janesville, WI yesterday. I am blessed to serve here, thank you Jesus. You can watch JAM videos on Vimeo too. We haven’t really started putting the worship up yet, guess you’ll have to come visit!
Word from the Lord 9/14/14
I have done all the work for you
You don’t need to work anymore
I already paid the price
and I did it for you
Today you may be wondering, “Is this real?”
Just receive it
I did it
The work is done
I have done the work for you
I already paid the price
and I did it for you
Today I just ask you to do one thing
I did it
all you have to do is open your heart
and let me in
and I will do everything else
This was the Word that God gave our congregation yesterday. Yes, God still uses His people to share His heart and His word even today. Thank you Jesus! It was such a blessing to me and to those of us at JAM (Janesville Apostolic Ministries) I had to share it with you!
WORD FROM THE LORD
Hearken, Hearken to My voice this day.
Have you not heard what I have done – here?
Have ye not heard the healings – that are in your midst?
Have you not heard the deliverance – that’s been done in My Name?
You have heard – but you still resist.
I beckon you to COME
for you will RECEIVE – more power, more things, more miracles
and you will know Me – in ways you have never imagined!
Don’t hold back…
I AM Your God!
I AM Your Deliverer!
I AM Your Healer!
I AM Everything You need!
Come, the Great I AM
I AM Here
Open your heart to receive
and I will come into you
I will fill you
I will heal
I will put everything in front of you that you need today
Surrender yourself to Me and I will give you peace
I will give you hope!
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