Job 38:22 - God opened the treasury of hail
Hebrews 2:4 - God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with
various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
We invited Al Houghton as the primary speaker during our Key of David II conference. Revelation says that we are called to be "kings and priests." The Church today excels in the priestly function but is weak when it comes to performing the functions of a king. Revelation 19:11 uses Jesus to illustrate the role of a king which is to judge (make decisions) and make war.
Al brings a revelation of Jesus the judge teaching us how to plead our case with God's word while I emphasized how to seat the Ancient of Days in the courtroom of heaven and shared the revelation Christ gave me concerning ARC's (apostolic resource centers). We also had a number of local pastors here as well as leaders from Canada, Texas, California, YWAM in Hawaii and even one from Jordan. Therefore I devoted a portion of time to presenting Operation Rolling Thunder.
Once again God chose to mark the message with supernatural signs in the heavens and on the earth. He testified in front of many witnesses as he opened the treasury of heaven and poured out hail in the midst of worship Saturday evening. These unusual weather events came alive as the scriptures described the characteristics associated with God's abiding presence in a community. This is the 73rd+ time that this has occurred. I've learned that God does this to encourage His people to DO HIS WORD until they see measurable results.
Carl and Brenda Krames (click here for Prepare for Transformation ) are a kingdom minded couple; business owners, active in their local church (Victory Church), help oversee a University of FL campus ministry and active serving churches in the greater Gainesville FL area. They have used the Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) strategy effectively to unite the church to pray strategically throughout the year.
Following the ORT strategy Carl and Brenda initiated contact with the police chief and facilitated a meeting with local pastors to discover how the Church in Gainesville could serve their community last June. As I recall one of the first requests had to do with praying for unsolved cases. Within two weeks Carl called me to tell me how they just got a lead in a 20 year old cold case.
Prayer when combined with faith in action is powerful.
Yesterday Carl called to report about their last meeting with the police chief (represents the kind of people we look to sit on a government council in ORT. He is like one of the elders in a city). In the last 6 months of 2012 crime was down 5%. He (they) were happy with those results. However, they were cautiously ecstatic about the first 2.5 months of 2013. Crime was down 24.5% compared to this time last year. THAT'S AWESOME!
This illustrates the beauty of the ORT strategy. It is a LONG TERM STRATEGY MADE UP OF A SERIES OF EVENTS that empower the Church to occupy the mountain of the Lord's house of prayer for all nations. It provides a way for the church in a city made up of many local congregations to invite God's abiding presence 24/7/365. God's presence combined with an invitation from the appropriate authorities changes everything as it brings God's power to bear on the challenges of society.
Everyone is blessed and served when crime decreases! What is crime (murder, theft, rape, etc.) but a measure of sin. I pray God would inspire you to serve your community like the Krames are. Operation Rolling Thunder can serve you just like it is serving them! Click here for more information.
ZeeNews reported in January 19, 2012 about 4100 cases of rape in the last 3 years in the Orissa India area of Pakistan (click here). This is part of the persecution strategy waged against Christians (click here for Plight of Christians in Orissa - June 22, 2012).
Today, February 20, 2013 our CONECTer who oversees the Operation Rolling Thunder prayer strategy in Andra Pradesh India reported how they had mobilized 16 churches in AP and another three churches in Orissa for 40 days of prayer and fasting with a focus on stemming the demonic attack manifesting itself through rape. He said that local news had been reporting up to three rapes a day every day.
They launched the strategy and joyously reported two things. First, thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall marked their corporate prayer gatherings (click here for signs & wonders) just like we'd seen God mark so many other ORT prayer gatherings.
Job 36:32-33 He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike. 33 His thunder declares it, the cattle also, concerning the rising storm. NKJV
Hebrews 2:4 - God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? NKJV
Second, he reported that since they began to pray and focus on rapes, there have been no more new reports. Rapes went from 3 per day to zero. Click read more for Lessons Learned below!
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The prophet Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 32:8 ... "Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord."
How did he know? What was the criteria he used to judge the word (applies to dream, vision or sign as well)?
The book of Jeremiah is loaded when it comes to a study on true prophets verses lying or false prophets. Today I want to focus on only twp elements as it pertains to discerning a true word from the Lord.
Jeremiah 32:6 provides the context. He heard the word of the Lord saying your Hanamel your cousin is going to come and say; "Buy my field which is in Anathoth, for the right of redemption is yours to buy it."
When Hanamel came and did as the word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah said then he was able to say, "Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord."
Discerning True Words of the Lord - Lesson 1
One of the criteria is; did the event occur as predicted?
Years ago others recognized that God gave me a prophetic gift. It has operated primarily in the realm of government (leaders, church, business). One way this has been expressed is that sometimes God will give me a word for a leader. Over the course of 25+ years I've received words that brought correction or restoration to a variety of leaders. Some were removed and some restored. My testimony is this, to date, I can say I have a testimony like Samuel. So far, the words I've given have been fulfilled. One word for one leader's restoration took 20 years to manifest. It was fulfilled in stages with the last element being fulfilled two years ago.
I just returned from Kansas where I shared the revelation the Lord gave about "how to chart your course in this new era." There were two key revelations the Lord shared within that message.
First, the results of this last election make it clear that the moral compass of the Church has deviated away from the truth (click here for the report from Life News) so far that a large segment of the Church chose to vote for candidates that advocated the murder of unborn children. They obviously don't realize the consequences for the nation that sheds innocent blood (Lev. 18) or introduces legislation that destroys the family while promoting sexually deviate behavior that ultimately hurts people. The Bible teaches us about eternal laws that are in place that work like the law of gravity. Gravity works whether in believe in it or not. Just go jump off a cliff and you'll see what I mean. There are eternal laws that work the same way. Our nation is reaping the consequences of the choices we are making as a people. Compassion dictates that we desperately need our moral compass adjusted so that we can speak the truth in love.
Second, the Lord is raising the Papa Flag. A Papa Flag is raised when a ship in port is recalling all sailors to the ship. The Lord has raised the Papa Flag because He is recalling all saints to His "apostle ship."
There is a principle in God's word: first the natural and then the spiritual (1 Cor. 15:26). Here is the revelation that Lord revealed to me about how the natural compass relates to our moral compass.
A compass is used with a map to indicate direction. It is a critical piece of equipment in navigation. If the compass is in error then you will end up in a different place that you originally planned. The key is, does the compass point to magnetic north or does it point to true north?
Apostle Lisa forming up the army of the Lord - Joel 2
God is speaking to the heartland of America; our moral compass is off! It has deviated and it is time to be adjusted. You correct deviation in a compass by taking a true bearing off a heavenly body like the sun. It is time for the Church to take her bearing from the Son of God and adjust to line up with His word.
This was part of the message the Lord gave me as I prepared to minister in Kansas during Charting the Course in this New Era.
Our heavenly Father is so passionate about this that He marked this message (His message) with a number of signs and wonders. The signs begin with the logo my Lord had me develop in 2011 (click here - KLI Logo overview). The Lord directed me to use a compass rose as the Church had lost her moral compass and her voice. KLI had an assignment to help the ekklessia get her voice back.
Next I created a Power Point with 4 slides to complement the message I was given. It included an analysis of a number of decisions in this recent election that indicate the Church has lost her moral compass. I used KLI's logo to display the compass rose and teach how forces in the earth to work to cause the compass to deviate and then how to correct it by getting a true bearing from a heavenly object like the sun (Son). I also used the Papa Flag to introduce how God is calling the remenant to enter the ARC (Apostolic Resource Center) or the "apostle ship" in each city.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. NKJV
On November 14th I sent out a newsletter titled "Charting the Course for Your Destiny in this New Era." On the same day Charisma posted an article from Chuck Pierce titled "The Election Has Brought a New Era." Needless to say "era" caught my attention.
Era means a period of time marked by a distinctive character or a period of time to which anything belongs or is assigned.
Think about Psalm 139:16! These days were made for us. We were made for these days. Out of all eternity God could have chosen you and I to live at anytime but He chose now! Great trials present great opportunity.
Joel 2 describes a people who come forth upon this earth whom the world has never seen and it occurs during "the day of the Lord." It is a day of darkness and gloominess but in that context or horrible times a people come "great and strong like of whom has never been." A fire devours before them and behind them a flame burns. They are encompassed by God's presence as scripture declares God is a consuming fire. This is the army of the Lord. Verse five says they are a "strong people set in battle array." It says "The Lord gives voice before His army for His camp is very great; for strong is the one who executes His word."
I have to confess, while I was disappointed by these elections, I am very excited about what Christ is doing. These days were made for you and I. As I read Chuck's article I got even more excited because so much of what he said is so similar to what the Lord showed me. I'll highlight a few things Chuck said and summarize it with what the Lord showed me was the key for an overcomer in these times.
The goal of my article is to encourage the church, leaders, ministers, and CONECTers who serve with me. I want them to see how we are playing a part in bringing these prophetic declarations into reality.
Recently the US embassies in Egypt and Libya have been attacked, killing one ambassador and three staff members (click here for the story.)
The rage that is coming from Islam is sweeping the globe. It is captured in in this picture of a blogger who has come to be known as "Islamic Rage Boy." Since 2006 he has dispensed what Wikapedia calls an exaggerated form of Islamic justice. Lawlessness is sweeping the globe in many nations spurred on by the demonic spirit behind it.
Our own nation seems to have forgotten what the first role of government is, and that is the protection of its people (Romans 13:1-4). Because of our nation's growing sin we've become blinded to certain truths and principles which have led to our economic decline and the weakening of our power to protect freedom, liberty and human rights.
The excuse for this mob violence was a protest to an Egyptian Christian who created a movie in America criticizing Islam. Many may not be aware but since the Muslim Brotherhood took over in Egypt, the violence against Christians and those who oppose that violent regime has escalated to the point where people are being CRUCIFIED (click here). Bringing the world's attention to a human rights violation is an issue of justice. In America we have a First Amendment which guarantees among other things, free speech.
Our embassy's first response to the mob violence and attack on our sovereign soil of the embassy was an apology. Here is a biblical principle of government:
Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Now, with all this being said, the truth is our government's response is less than half the issue. Many do not recognize that this is a spiritual war that has gone on for thousands of years before America was even discovered. Click here for the History of Islamic Hostility Towards the West is Much Deeper Than You Think.
So how do we confront the "RAGE" that is sweeping the globe?
September 4th was a historic day for us. We presented the KLI charter to a small team of people we've invited to help us establish an ARC (apostolic resource center). On September the 9th we'll host our first Sunday meeting. This day was 20 years in the making. Here is a glimpse into this history that we see unfolding.
May 28, 1995 - Bill Johnson (prophet from Christian International) prophesies "you are training for kingdom ministry and God has got you in a process of development sort of like the space shuttle." He went on to describe in detail how its prepared and then once all is fitted together it is moved "very slowly to the launch pad." He went on to say "your overall destiny is leadership, vision holder, touching others, part of a ministry staff that will be a covering and a support to you... it is a place to launch from... I mean it is the two of you. You two are truly a team ministry..."
February 26, 1996 - Unknown prophet - This was the vision "stage 1 hot air balloon carried by the wind of the spirit. Stage 2 - blast off Space Shuttle Challenger!!! Stage 3 - Communications satellite - worldwide vision fulfilled. Prayer general.... you will be a prayer strategist.
October 10, 1996 - Bill Johnson - "You guys are going to be senior leaders in the house of the Lord.... God has got a people and a church planting that you are going to do. You are going to have the responsibility for the whole ship.... watch for the people you are destined to be with."
On February 24, 2011 I called a summit where I presented what the Lord showed me about an ARC. This led to the launch of KLI. This history is documented in detail elsewhere. On the first day of this summit the Space Shuttle Discovery launched for its last trip to space. On the last day of the summit at 11:15am the leaders that gathered together in this summit set Brenda and I in the middle of the room and began to prophesy that it was time to launch this "apostle-ship." At the exact time our prayer began the Space Shuttle Discovery docked with the "International Space Station."
These prophetic words led to the establishment of KLI in 2011. This led to a local church plant on September 4, 2012 which is the Genesis of the base of operations we need to build in order to demonstrate all the Lord showed me to do. It is an Apostolic Resource Center; an ARC. It is based upon an ancient pattern (wineskin) that is just new to us. It is a local church plant that will connect with the Church in a city and a region.