This morning I saw a great word from Johnny Enlow about how "Eagles Will Gather and Eagles Will be Released" in the Northwest. All I can say is amen as it is so very similar to other prophetic words marked with signs and wonders as we mobilized the Church through Operation Rolling Thunder. Amos 3:7 says:
Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. NKJV
Prophets see further off and the closer the timing gets the more prophets that see and proclaim a similar word. This should be very encouraging for there is a principle in God's word' "in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established."
This is not the first word regarding the gathering and releasing of eagles. This is just the most recent from a prominently recognized prophet. The first time I heard the word was in 2003 on the 50 state tour when Dutch Sheets and Chuck Pierce came to Washington State. Among other things they declared that this was an "eagle state."
I want to share with you some more prophetic words that were confirmed with signs and wonders in 2006 and 2007. I'm summarizing this from my first release of "Opertion Rolling Thunder" on page 130.
In my book I rehearsed the story referencing Dutch and Chuck's visit to the Northwest and a number of words they released. This was followed by my personal testimony of the prophetic words and apostolic oversight which I gave to the mobilization strategy in Washington State at that time called "Operation Rolling Thunder." It's important to read Johnny's word on Elijah List first as there are certian key words and concepts that are critical such as "gather and releasing eagles," "record rainfalls," and how God is raising up "Noah's" and "arks."
The Sign of Record Rainfall
In 2006 I led the mobilization of 12 counties in Washington State using the ORT strategy. There were a variety of signs and wonders that marked the begining and end of Phase I of ORT (ie. thunderstorms & a circumhorizon arc - see the ORT book for details). In October we saw record rainfall in the NW such many counties were deemed to be eligible for federal aid due to flooding. This occured concurrently with another word Chuck Pierce had released noting that in every place you saw flooding you could expect to see God moving. Guess how many counties were flooded? That's right; 12! The 12 counties where the Church participated in mobilizing continual prayer through ORT. Guess which county broke every known rainfall record to date? It was King county. We happened to have mobilized more than twice as much as any other county. Psalm 68: 8 says:
The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; ...NKJV
It is also important to know that there are two major parts to the ORT strategy. First we mobilzie 24/7 prayer church by church day by day. One Church takes one day. Cooperating together we can mobilize continual prayer like David did in his tabernacle quickly and sustain it. The second part of the strategy involves forming strategic councils in all 7 spheres (mountains) of society. These are like gathering the elders at the gates. Click here to learn how.
Sign of the Whirlwind in Washington State
In December 2006 at the Northwest New Wine Network hosted by Apostle Dan Hammer at Sonrise Chapel I annouced God's plan for ORT in 2007 in Washington state. My job was not to mobilize prayer first, but to begin to honor and esteem the emerging apostles and prophets God had given to each city and county. I challenged the leaders with us at that meeting to work with us to honor and esteem these unknown leaders. I drove home from that meeting in an 80 mph windstorm.
In 2003 during the 50 state tour by Dutch Sheets and Chuck Pierce they had declared that Washington State was a whirlwind state. What is interesting is that whirlwind is defined as a hurricane in Strongs Concordance. That occurs at 75 mph. Hence, I drove home in a biblical whirlwind and to put an exclamation point on the message and to my assignment the Lord gave us the largest offering in the history of our ministry that day. It was five times larger than the largest offering we'd ever receieved since 1992.
Sign of the Eagles
Excerpt from "Operation Rolling Thunder" published in December 2008 (1st Edition).
"There was one more result of the amazing weather. Our “Kick Off” which was held on January 12-13 was marked by thunder snow.14 On January 16, 2007 an article came out in the Seattle Times called, “The eagles are landing in record numbers.” It said “the storms that blasted the Puget Sound country may have brought a majestic benefit: record number of eagles wintering along the Skagit River.” The article went on to say “the December windstorm that scrambled birds all over Western Washington may have contributed to the record number of eagles…”15 Skagit County was one of the counties that participated in Operation Rolling Thunder led by Sharon Eldridge. This is also a fulfillment of a portion of the prophetic word delivered by Dutch Sheets in 2003 referred to in chapter 6. He prophesied that this was an eagle state. Eagles in scripture are a type of prophets. It was another sign."
Arks & ARCs!
Remember some of the key phrases in Johnny's word about Noah's and arks? In December 2007 as I spoke with Jason Hubbard (Light of the World Prayer Center) he asked me what the plan was for 2008. I responded prophesying to myself. "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be before the coming of the son of man. God had Noah build and ark, but God is telling me to build an ARC; an Apostolic Resource Center. Only the ARC that I see combines the characteristics of Noah's ark, which saved a family and a people taking them through judgment, with the Ark of the Covenant which led them into the promised land." The best way I can describe that is like an aircraft carrier task force. It is a team of teams with a 24/7 combat air patrol who work together to project power to enforce the will of the government it represents. This includes compassion for the innocent and destruction for the evil that binds people in oppression. Click here for a greater description.
Since we've been pioneering this apostolic mobilization strategy we've seen the signs, wonders, and measurable results continue. Here are some of the lessons we learned.
Johnny has delivered to us a word that is consistent with so many other prophets and apostles who have spoken regarding God's intent for what He wants to occur in the Northwest. I have only shared a portion of what the Lord gave me. As you add in the facets that other proven apostles and prophets bring we get an even more fuller expression of what our heavenly Father has envisioned.
So be encouraged and let's arise to the challenge. Let's pray, obey, and act on faith in love with wisdom, counsel and understanding that our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified, His kingdom might be presented, His name might be glorified, His Church might be built and our destinies might be fulfilled.
For more information about Operation Rolling Thunder or how you can be involved in mobilizing your city click here.