The bishop for KLI in Pakistan, our dear Brother Shahbaz, requested that I share a word with their leaders (860+ have been trained since 2008) and those who have served as CONECTers through Operation Rolling Thunder (5 city prayer centers, 22 churches and 3 church plants underway). These minister in the midst of terrible persecution and yet they press on setting a marvelous example of courage anchored in love exercising faith.
As I prayed about his request I've received revelation about what is on our Father's heart I began to write as I sensed the anointing of the Lord. This is what the Lord showed me and it goes far beyond Kingdom League International in Pakistan. This is for every one who is part of KLI or who is passionate about seeing our Lord Jesus Christs' kingdom come and will be done on earth as it is in heaven. The Lord says;
We are in a time of deep darkness
Isaiah 60:2 - For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
It is time for the sons of light to arise
1 Thessalonians 5:1-7 - But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
As it was in the days of Noah so shall it be before the coming of the Son of Man
Luke 17:22 - 36: The coming of the Son of Man is likened unto lightning flashing out of heaven. Yet, He will be rejected and will suffer persecution and so shall Christ's followers. Noah prepared an ark for His family in preparation for what he saw was to come. The condition of society during his season of preparation is detailed in the book of Enoch. While this book is not scripture it is a historical book that was common knowledge to every Jewish family in the day of Jesus. In fact, there are over 100 references from the book of Enoch (ie. Jude 4-14) in the Bible and it provides insight into Satan's demonic strategy and His fight against God and mankind through fallen angels. It describes the horrible effect that the demonic fallen angels have upon society.
In December 2007 the Lord spoke to me out of Matthew 24 and Luke 17. He said to me "as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be before the coming of the son of man. I had Noah build and ark and I want you to build me an ARC, an apostolic resource center." This ARC the Lord showed me combines the characteristics of Noah's ark which saved a family and the Ark of the Covenant which led the children of Israel into the promised land. Then the Lord showed me that He does not want one ARC but a fleet of ARCs. In fact, any Church in a city who chooses to do what David did on Mount Zion can have an ARC established there. The Operation Rolling Thunder prayer mobilization strategy supports that goal. In August 2008 the Lord visited me in my office and spent an hour and a half showing me His plans for an ARC. The only way I can describe what that was like is to say I felt like Solomon must of felt when King David showed him the plans for the tabernacle. I will share more about this another time but suffice it to say that everything we are doing in Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT), CONECT and KLI fully supports and empowers churches in any city to apply the revelation and wisdom God showed me.
The difference between Noah's day and today is that "there comes a people great and strong like of whom the world has never seen."
A people come great and strong like whom the world has never seen before
Joel 2:1-2 - Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand: 2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.
I strongly believe that every minister who has allied with us through Kingdom League International or serves as CONECTers through Operation Rolling Thunder are some of those people great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before. That is why God has marked our efforts with so many signs, wonders and miracles in the heavens and on the earth (click here for examples). Sometimes God uses the signs to mark His messengers. These signs follow and confirm God's word.
To the Church in Renton Washington I say, "you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." I say to our dear Brother Thomas, the bishop of KLI in Kenya and the churches and prayer centers launched through his leadership and oversight of ORT, "you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." I say to Brother John Mark, the bishop of KLI in Myanmar, "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." I say to Brother Shahbaz, the bishop of KLI in Pakistan, "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." I say to the churches and prayer centers in the United States, "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." To Brother Jason, the director of Light of the World Prayer Center I say "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." To Brother John, an apostle, The Net and the churches in Gig Harbor I say "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." To Sister Charlene, the WISDOM Ministry team I say "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." To Sister Lisa, the apostle and founder of Warring Dove International I say "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before." To Carl and Brenda Krames, Steve Driesen, Pastor Ed Grant and so many others whom I do not have space to mention "you and the ministers and CONECTers with you are part of those people who come great and strong like of whom the world has never seen before."
Your work to invite our Lord's abiding presence city by city through 24/7 prayer is critical and hastens the "Day of the Lord." Joel teaches us that the day of the Lord is a day of darkness. Psalm 18:6-14 shows us some of the aspects of our Lord's presence. He comes with with dark clouds, lightning and a voice of thunder to deliver His people.
Everyone of you working together using Operation Rolling Thunder are doing your part to hasten the coming of the Lord, build His house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:7) and to restore David's fallen tabernacle.
The Ark of the Covenant was the center of affection in David's tabernacle on Mount Zion in the City of David. It was the place where God's abiding presence dwelt in those days. His abiding presence is a key component to the ARC that the Lord has shown me today as well. We are to be "the ARC of His Covenant" as his abiding presence changes everything, even in the midst of persecution, turmoil and devastation.
"Never before has so much been owed to so few who did so much with so little." Tim Taylor December 1, 2012
In the midst of His presence I expect you to get wisdom and revelation as to what to do. I expect you to pray and obey. It is my conviction that our National CONECTers in Pakistan, Kenya and Myanmar and a few CONECTers in the US have encouraged those that work with them to do that very thing. Many of these CONECTers have joined with the KLI family of churches and ministries. The result of that has been the establishment of 32 city prayer centers and over 41 churches planted. Corporate intimacy with Christ results in corporate fruit like church plants. You have been doing that very thing setting a marvelous example for some many others to follow. I am reminded of a quote that I made on December 1st in Topeka Kansas. I said to the CONECTer in Topeka, "never has so much been owed to so few who did so much with so little."
God's grace is truly amazing. I marvel at what Christ has done through you all.
To KLI and the faithful CONECTers in Pakistan, Kenya, Myanmar and the US I say "well done." You were brought forth to the kingdom for such a time as this.
These days were made for you and I
I thank God for each of you. Even as I write this just a couple of days before Christmas is celebrated I thank God for the gift in each of you. You are an answer to prayer.
Psalm 139:16-17 says, " 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. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
These days, these great trials were made with you and I in mind. Out of all of eternity God chose you! He chose to place you in your country and city. You are my Father's answer to this very needy and wicked generation. You are the "sons of light" whom my Father has called to be that light that shines in darkness. We are to be connected as one body in Christ. Though we are many, we are to also be one in the spirit and we are one in the Lord (Ephesians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-12, John 17).
You my friends are the answer to this generation. Great trials and spiritual battles provide us the opportunity for great victory. The difference between today and Noah's day are you and I. We have the spirit of God in greater measure now. Like Caleb who said in Numbers 13:30 that they were "well able" to overcome the enemies who occupied the Promised Land so we are today. God's presence makes us well able. YOU ARE WELL ABLE!
We are called to confront and overcome the demonic forces that overcame mankind in Noah's day.
We are all for one .... King Jesus.... and we will be one for all..... the Church... the Ekklesia.... the Called Out Ones.
Our destinies are intertwined. We must pray and work together for the sake of our Lord and for the sake of His Church. You need me and I need you. We need each other.
The issue at hand are the lives of men and women and their eternal destiny in heaven or in hell
Ephesians 3:10 - to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
The role of the Church is to be the one that re-presents the gospel of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in power to principalities and powers in heavenly places. We must bind the strongman that blinds their eyes so they cannot see nor hear the gospel and then we must boldly and courageously proclaim it expecting God to confirm His word with signs and wonders following. People's eternal destinies hang in the balance. Therefore I say to you:
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 - Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done with love.
Josh 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Ephesians 6:10-19 - Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints — 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
Peace to the brethren, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be to all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, amen!
An apostle and founder of KLI & ORT