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Many signs are pointing to the fact that the return of Christ is imminent. There will be a falling away of lukewarm, uncommitted churchgoers, but there will also be a great harvest of new, true disciples as the Holy Spirit prepares Christ’s spotless bride in readiness for His return.

God’s “New Normal:” The Floodplain of the Jordan.

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
Then how can you contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace,
In which you trusted, they wearied you,
Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?”
(Jer 12:5)

In 1987 Rick Joyner received the visions from which he wrote “The Harvest”, which was a revelation of an end-time revival of epic proportions – the same outpouring, probably, that was seen in the twentieth century by Smith Wigglesworth and others – in a context of equally epic unrest and socio-political breakdown. When he wrote it he said he wondered if he would even see it in his lifetime; now things are accelerating so quickly in the spiritual realm, while at the same time fault lines are opening up on the Earth- not least in the USA- that he is wondering if they will happen before the year is out.

Whatever credence one gives to the various voices that can be heard on the current prophetic stage, there is no doubt that the battle in Heaven is intensifying as every day brings us closer to the final one. Is the Tribulation just round the corner? No one knows. A recent prophecy from Wendy Alec says that it isn’t yet, but we are experiencing the beginning of the tremblings. Where does The Harvest fit in on this time scale? Do we even need to know? There will be a great harvest; there will be tribulation: how they fit together is God’s business. What we need to know is this: Jesus is calling His church into a place of intimacy where we can hear His voice more clearly, both to advance his purposes and to receive His provision and protection in the specific circumstances that lie ahead.

He is leading the church up a new path, like a mountain track. The old routines no longer apply; he is doing something new and we need to be able to adapt to it. Opposition to God’s purposes will be stronger: whereas we are used to running against men, we will be running against horses. The time of “The Land of Peace” is over, with its easy routines of meetings and ministry times: we are heading into the floodplains of the Jordan where the tide of revival will be sweeping souls into the Kingdom from every direction and in many unlikely contexts.

If we are open to the Holy Spirit we can expect, even now, to find that He is leading us into new things in our lives. Not just Zoom instead of meetings, not just online shopping instead of the supermarket, but new experiences in our walk with God and in our relationships that bring us closer to him. A phrase that has come out of the coronavirus culture is the “New Normal.” God is leading us into a new normal as well, where the culture and the power of the Kingdom of Heaven will prevail. The changes that some of us are experiencing are the beginnings of that shift, the fingerprints of His hand on our lives.

God’s new normal will be a different dimension, a time of the “Greater things;” of Resurrection life. He wants to use us in miraculous ways to demonstrate the kingdom of God to others, and he wants us to have faith for his miraculous ways to bring his kingdom provision to us. This is the environment of the mountain path. And along with intimacy, power, and faith, comes holiness. None of this can be achieved without a fresh anointing from the Holy Spirit.

There is a challenge here for leaders. Just as Ezekiel had his responsibilities as a prophet clearly spelt out (Ezekiel three), our responsibility as leaders is to ensure that everyone in the church is hearing what God is saying. Not everybody will respond, and those who don’t will miss God’s best. But if the cloud is going up the mountain, then everyone has to know. And the challenge for leaders is this: we cannot show people how to follow the cloud unless we are doing it ourselves.

The Amazing Plane

A prophesy given to Andrew Baker, of Make Way Ministries
19 September 2020

My wife Carole sang the most beautiful song this morning in the Spirit. I came and sat quietly in the presence and the Holy Spirit gave me an amazing vision.

I was taken to an airfield, quite a large airfield, but clearly a military one, and I saw rows of jets, all the usual type of aircraft that are used in a war, lots of these that have been used for many years. Helicopters, large bombers, jets; all the usual conventional kind of aircraft. Many of the pilots were standing on the steps by their planes.

Suddenly a big hangar door opened on the right hand side of my picture and out was pulled the most amazing new aircraft I’ve ever seen. Its nose was down at the front, pointed down, stubby, not like the Concorde. It was long, like a passenger plane with windows and yet somehow it could be concertinaed into a small plane. The wings were very long and wide and yet somehow they too could be concertinaed into a small unit. It was a multi-purpose plane. One minute it looked like a fighter; there were guns all over it of the most amazing kind. I have never seen anything like it as a jet plane; yet, another minute it was a harmless looking humongous size passenger plane, obviously had bombing facilities there were right out of sight.

This was a plane that I think the world would call a ‘new generation’ of plane. This was just so amazing that all the pilots stood on their steps by their little jets and by their bombers with her mouths open, looking in amazement to see what this was. The public came against the fence around the outside of the airfield and they were all looking aghast! Everyone in the tower, yes, everyone was amazed. What is this amazing looking plane? It was a completely new weapon.

The Lord said to me that this represents you, it represents every individual in the body of Christ, those who will listen. It represents every group who will listen, every church, every business, every organisation or Association who will listen to what I’m saying in these days. It’s been like Jonah in the whale’s belly: the church, you, everyone who is listening and who is flexible and willing to do things My way, is in this situation. You have been like Jesus in the tomb, all waiting to come forth. When Jesus came forth, it was with a new authority and power even greater than anything He’d used on the earth! He was raised to the fullness of life as king of kings and Lord of lords with all authority and power in heaven and on earth.

It’s the same with Christians today who are listening to God. We’ve been in the hangar, out of sight, being prepared. Most of the conventional methods of preaching the gospel in the western world are no longer really working. Christians are trying to use the existing methods from the last season to deal with situations that are going on at the beginning of this new season, and, yes, of course, they are still useful but there is no longer the level of power needed.

These are the days when the devil is throwing everything at this world to try to stop Jesus returning. The power of darkness is trying to completely shroud the sun. The power of darkness is appearing and we think of it as Covid, as plastic pollution, as climate change, as financial collapse, as terrorism, as hackers, of wars, of floods, of fires, to mention but a few of the plagues on the earth at this time. The world is falling apart but these issues that we see now are just like pimples on the skin; we have not yet seen the skin break and the puss ooze out from under it yet. The devil is fighting his final battle to try and stop Jesus returning. We are living in those days. So, Christ has to raise up his church, just as he said he would, that will show and manifest who He really is to the powers and principalities of darkness – Ephesians 3:10, “…that now the manifold wisdom of God may be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.”

This is the war, these are the days we are living in, but God’s people are being filled with power and rebuilt into a new form, as it were, for this battle. We will see God’s people getting stronger, God’s people going uphill as the world is going downhill. Favour and even provision will be upon the people of God who will listen, take heed and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit into this new season.

There needs to be a new level for the Christian today to impact what is going on in the world. The same Holy Spirit, the same Christ, just manifesting in a fresh way. Now Christ Jesus will come through His church in a power and authority not seen before in the earth, not even seen by religious leaders who will all stand aghast looking at this move of God. It will bring revival and reformation, restoration and renewal. It will bring change. It will bring light in the darkness and it will prepare the way.

The people of God will move in power and provision. They’ll find themselves in positions like Joseph, like Daniel. They’ll find themselves in all kinds of authority around the earth and people will look to them in order to see how to get out of the position that the world is in. They will bring people to the hope of life. This new move will be brought by Jesus Christ Himself through His church in these last days.

It will be because of His power, the power of the Holy Spirit, the power of angels, that these things will come to pass: “‘Not by might, nor by power (man’s power) but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” (Zech 4:6).

The plane is ready to be brought out onto the runway now. So, now you know why you’ve been hidden, why as a leader you were asking ‘what do I do?’ ‘I can’t quite see, I can’t quite understand’. Of course, you wouldn’t understand. If you were told to be expecting to host and teach a group of people, to get ready for them, and last year and the year before you had 30 people for each event you held, then you would expect 30 people again, perhaps plus a few more. In the new season, maybe 1000 people suddenly arrive!!

If you were used to dealing with small devils and now a principality comes against you, you would not have been prepared unless the Lord had pulled you aside and rebuilt a completely new you in the Spirit! If you have always been used in a particular way in the kingdom, it may well surprise you that God may want to use you in a completely different way!

So it will be on the face of the earth that that which we are being prepared for right now is ‘out of this world’ and is, indeed from ‘out of this world’. It’s beyond our thinking, beyond our understanding. This is the new plane that now will emerge from the hanger… and then, after this last warfare, Jesus returns. Amen  

The Plough and the Island

An Island in the ploughing season.

“I am ploughing the soil, cutting off old and unfruitful roots and connections. My church is to be an island in the ploughing season. While turmoil and disruption is going on around My Church, My church will be stable and show My glory when churning and instablity is happening all round. I want My church to stand out be different, not criticizing one another, not criticizing leaders of nations. All this will dim the light of my glory. Instead I want you to be praying for the leaders of the world and publicly praising them for what I am doing through them. For I Have set them in place for such a time as this. For if you do this your ears will be open to My Spirit and to what I am doing. My Glory will shine out to those around you and beyond if you dare to be different and do not conform to what is going on around you.”

Jake saw this “island” in the ploughed field while out on a walk. The Lord spoke to him through it, and he took the photo above. The picture of the church as a place of strength and refuge in the midst of desolation strongly echoes the “tall building” message given through two different people. 2 Corinthians 13:1 tells us that “A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Here we have one message being confirmed by three witnesses. In other words it’s been underlined three times: we must not ignore what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2)

The Tall Building

We sit up and take notice when the unexpected happens. When the same unexpected thing happens twice we should really be doing something about it. God has recently spoken a very similar word through two people, both in unexpected ways, within 24 hours of each other.

One person in our group (Anne) who doesn’t normally receive prophetic dreams, had the following prophetic dream. She was in a tall well-lit building on a hill, with other people. There were different things going on in different parts of the building. Those that she was with were speaking negative words: not a big argument, but bickering and negative small talk about things that were of no importance. Anne decided to leave the building and go for a walk down the hill. As she walked she saw a grey mass at the bottom, that looked like a tidal wave. It was approaching her. As it got nearer she saw that it was not a tidal wave of water, but more like a mudslide. She turned round and started running back towards the building, but the mudslide caught up with her. Nevertheless she managed to keep her head above the water and continue to breathe, and then she was on dry ground because the mudslide could go no further up the hill. She went back inside the building, where people were still bickering and speaking negative words about inconsequential matters. Anne cried out to them: “Stop! You shouldn’t be speaking like this! Just look outside the window at what is going on!“

David, who “never” get spiritual pictures, received the following picture in the spirit: he was seeing an empty expanse of featureless grey, that was moving slightly. It made him think of ashes. He described the movement as the sort of spent activity that you see on a sheet of paper that has burnt to ash but is still moving slightly with the heat. Compare that to the grey expanse of Anne’s mudslide, as it would be after it had stopped advancing. He looked out over this grey expanse of devastation, and a tall building emerged out of it, with lots of windows, and full of light.

The tall building and the tide of destruction, whether it was ashes or mud, clearly represented the same thing: the building was the church, and the devastation represented what is going on in the world. We asked the Lord for clarification of this message in our school of prophecy, and felt that He showed a “before and after” interpretation. In Anne’s dream we see a church where members are looking in at themselves in a negative and worldly fashion, and are not aware and not focused on what God may be doing through the destruction and devastation that is happening in the world. In David’s picture the grey tide had engulfed everything, including the building in Anne’s dream, but then a new building, tall and strong, arose out of it. This is the end time church, strong in the Lord and victorious. Those who are in this building are those who have looked outside themselves and have seen what God is doing; have left the negatives and self-centred bickering behind just as Anne left the building in her dream, and have kept their focus on the Lord and His kingdom purposes. They are the ones who survived the grey sea and who are a light to the nations in the last days.

Finally, it would appear that we aren’t the only ones that the Lord is speaking to on this theme. I received this yesterday:

The Battle Belongs to the Lord: Parts two and Three

Part Two
“I saw the angels arming up. They were picking up morning stars and flail type weapons.  The angels were too many to count. They were arming so quickly that they were in and out in a blink of an eye. Then I saw them in formation lining up for battle. The Lord is wanting us know the time is very near for us to attack. The Lord is saying that the flails and morning stars are for tearing down strong holds and defences.  He says: My people be ready.  I even felt that the angels that are messengers of peace were now arming up for battle. I felt that this was signifying two things.
Firstly, this is the Lord meaning business regarding waging war with the principalities and powers. And secondly, this demonstrates to us that it a far bigger battle than we will ever realise, and that we now need to shore up our weaknesses and stand as one with the Lord’s angel army leading the way. The roar of the Lion is near and the blast of the shofar trumpet is about to be heard.”

Part Three
“I saw angels moving into front lines of the battle. These angels were not arming up in the armoury and yet they were marching into position with no weapons. We lining up close to front of the angel army. The Lord told me that these are worshipping angels, and that their worship had to be close to the front of the battle as their praise and worship of the King, along with the huge angel army carrying morning stars and maces, would weaken the enemy defences.
  I also felt that this is how He wants His church: to line up with worship  and praise foremost in battle. There is a call to those who are creative to step forward; that creativity along with praise, worship and prayer are also to be at the front of battle lines as the church steps into this. Then when we hear the lion of Judah roar and the shofar sound, the church will march forward and take ground that is under the enemy’s influence.  The battle is going to be heavily fought and there will be many injuries.”

Jake Dominy.

We Have the Fire

“And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings : 15-17)

In recent times there has been an emphasis in the prophetic on an increase in the intensity of the heavenly battle that we are engaged in. There have been words about God sending angels to earth, and His heavenly army being drawn up in battle array. But where is this battle taking place?

The battle is taking place all around us: not just in our churches, but in our private lives, in our family lives, and in our schools and workplaces. In some contexts it is also taking place visibly in the geopolitical sphere: in Israel, now as always; and where ever political and religious systems or legislative acts are standing in opposition to the Kingdom of our God and His Christ. The growing civil unrest in the USA is also largely an expression of the clash between liberal humanistic values and the values of the Conservative Christian foundation of the nation.

Individually, we can expect to face more and stronger temptations, and more frustration and opposition (especially in areas of ministry) as the devil unleashes his forces against the people of God. Where they are fissures and cracks in relationships the enemy will seek to drive in a wedge and force people apart. He will intensify his attack on Christian marriages and Christian families. Where we are neglecting to adhere to Romans 12: 1-2 and we are not “presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice” as our “reasonable service” to the Lord, the enemy will exploit all the weaknesses of our carnality to do as much damage as he can. The intensified battle over our own lives will often come down to the ongoing war between the flesh and the spirit – (Romans 6:19, Galatians 5:17, James 4: 1 1 Peter 2: 11), so we need to take seriously Peter’s warning to ”Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

Now is the time to stay closer than ever to the commander of our army, and to tune our ears even more finely to His voice. Jesus reminds us in John 10:27 that we, His sheep, do hear His voice; but very often we are listening to too many other voices as well, so His quiet whisper is drowned out.  Now is the time to ask the Lord, Just as Elisha did, to open our spiritual eyes so we can discern the spiritual forces around us: not just the forces of darkness, but the angelic forces of the Kingdom of God whose work it is to minister to the Saints (Hebrews 1: 7). We need to remember that we are not alone in any situation: that there is a spiritual dimension all around us that is peopled with beings who are both against us and for us. We need to pray at all times, not just for ourselves but for one another, and especially for those in church leadership; and those of us with the gift of tongues need to spend more time than ever praying in our spiritual language, because it is given to us for our edification.

But, as Paul says, “we are not ignorant of his schemes” (2 Cor 2:11), and the truth is that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world, and that those who are for us are greater than those that are against us. The enemy may have his “horses and chariots” arrayed against us, but against them are “horses and chariots of fire.” Although the battle may rage, the war is already won, and we can stand firm in the hope of partaking in the fruits of that victory, whether it’s in this life or the eternity that Jesus has won for us. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)

Jesus told us that the “violent” take the Kingdom of Heaven ”by force”.  There is a land to take, but we are going to have to fight for it. The battle is on. But we have the fire; and the Lord says to us today what He said to His old covenant people through Moses and Joshua: “Be strong and very courageous, for I am with you.”

And if God is for us, who can be against us?

The Off-Road Vehicle

I have held the material for this post for a couple of weeks, but I think now is the time for it, as it is saying something very similar to what I felt the Lord gave me yesterday about the mountain bike. I believe that the Holy Spirit is emphasising to the Church that we need to be equipped for an exhilarating, but rough ride. The first part refers to something I read in an online daily devotional; the second part is a word that Jake was given at the end of July. He hadn’t seen the material referred to above, but it follows on seamlessly:

Are we ready to be led off-road?

A daily devotional I subscribe to recently told how church leadership has become a high-risk career for insurers, as an increasing number of pastors are suffering from stress-related health problems at an early age. (This is in the USA: I don’t know how much it applies to other nations, but I have a feeling it probably does.) The writer, an internationally known leader himself, compared some ministries to motor racing, where the emphasis is on always building and driving a better and faster car – but it’s a car that keeps going round the same track without actually going anywhere. The word was a warning to church leaders to concentrate on building a ministry that would take God’s people where He wants them to go; not one that looks flashy and successful in the eyes of the world, burning out the driver as he fights to keep up in the race.

“I believe the lord is saying as individuals and as a church we have built the wrong car: we have built a car that has instant power for smooth track racing, but although it’s exhilarating as soon as we hit bump we tend to lose control and break apart. I believe God wants to build a jeep or land cruiser type of vehicle that is designed for a rough ride with obstacles in the way.  It has higher seating for better vision and power that is built up over time, and although it’s built for off road we know it will be comfortable inside. (The comfort is the peace and rest that we have in His presence – Bob) This doesn’t mean it’ll be smooth or easy, but it will help to enjoy the challenges of off road driving and the obstacles we will encounter. The tyres have immense grip even in the most slippery of conditions. God has given us the traction we need to stay on the right course.”

The Snowball

I felt that God gave me this yesterday:

God has made a snowball, and has set it rolling down a mountain. It is the true Church; the righteousness of God in Christ, the people of God loving one another, held together by the Word of God and moving in the power of the Spirit of God. As yet it is small, but as it rolls it gathers momentum and it increases in size as it keeps gathering more snow to itself. The enemies of God and of righteousness say “this is only a snowball!” and seek to stand in its path to break it up, and they set fires to melt the snow. But the snowball crushes those who stand it its way, and puts out the fires that would melt it. Our strength is in Him as we hold fast to one another and to the Word that binds us together, and as we keep to the trajectory that He has ordained.

As I was meditating on it this morning I thought the following, but this is my further reflection on what I had felt the Lord had showed me, rather than the original rhema word:

As we do this we will find the snow sticking to us as we go, because we will be His witnesses. We do not have to make this happen, and we cannot gather another person’s snow: our responsibility is to pray for those that we are connected to in the Body of Christ, that they will be “sticky” enough to gather the snow that is in their path and remain united to the rest of the snowball as it rolls. For each one of us, the snow that we gather is our part of Ephesians 2v 10: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Or, in this case, roll in them.

The three torches

(A prophetic dream given to Jake Dominy)

Jake writes: “Last  night the Lord gave me a dream of giant flaming torches, like  the ones at the Olympics, but far, far bigger. They were shining out light to all around them. But then three winds came, suction winds that were stretching the flames out backwards until the three flaming torches were completely sucked out. What I then saw was one torch flaming at the back, that had been lit from the other three flaming torches, although it was nowhere near as bright and did not give much light at all.

I felt the Lord say the three torches are the following:

1) The  gospel  of Christ
2) The power of the Holy Spirit. 
3) Christian morality.

The three suction winds that sucked them out were the media, education and politics. The process wasn’t sudden: the light was being sucked out slowly, gradually becoming less and less; and the one torch they lit was a new belief system in this country and maybe world wide. I believe the Lord took me into the spiritual realm to show me a demonic strategy that will take place if we continue to stand back .

If we feel that we can’t pray for our nation effectively, we can pray for  believers to have influence in these areas; and we can pray  that those who are not necessarily in influential positions will not bow to the pressure of the lies and myths that are being taught, and will be prepared to pay the price for being different.”

A Note from Bob

This vision of the three torches chimes strongly with what was shown recently to Dana Coverstone (as I have already recorded in a School of Prophesy post), who saw that vicious persecution will come upon church leaders who preach the undiluted and uncompromising word of God, particularly in relation to moral laxity and sinful lifestyles. (You can see the video here.)

God is telling us yet again to stand firm in the truth of the full gospel as it has been delivered to us in the Word of God. We must endure in the face of persecution and not give in to the temptation of believing – or preaching – a diluted, fluffy “gospel” that does not demand the commitments of true discipleship: holiness, faith, and a Spirit-led life of love.

It is significant that the dim light was lit by all three torches. It is what remains when the exclusivity of the message of Christ becomes the inclusive tolerance of a “multi-faith” message; when the power of the Holy Spirit is substituted with human spiritual endeavours such as yoga, mindfulness, and meditation; and when Christian teaching on sexual morality caves in to pressure from liberal alignments.

God, of course, is not surprised: it is prophesied in 2 Tim 3 :5, where the apostle Paul call is “A form of godliness, without the power.” He is warning us today to beware of its insiduous reach.

Endure Persecution for the sake of the truth

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” (2Tim 2: 2-4)

In SOP today we turned our attention to the recent prophetic dreams given to Pastor Dana Coverstone

Christians have had much to say about the dreams he has received concerning imminent civil unrest in the USA. However when God speaks propheticallty it is always redemptive, and many believers feel that the Holy spirit is warning the nation of what will occur if they do not repent and pray, not what will happen irrespective of what they do. Just as Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah and God relented of His judgement, so the USA has an opportunity to receive blessing from the Lord instead of disaster. Patricia King, Chuck Pierce and Barbara Yoda share their thoughts on this topic here:

Dana Coverstone has had a further dream in which he was shown the persecution that is coming on the church. He says that he “doesn’t have a time-frame for this.” There are some that would say it is already beginning. The essence of this message is that vicious persecution will come upon church leaders who preach the undiluted and uncompromising word of God, particularly in relation to moral laxity and sinful lifestyles. This will come essentially not from within the wider church, but from those withing the church family who have been drawn away into liberal values and compromised doctrine. In other words, those who “will not endure sound doctrine,” and who “exchanged the truth of God for the lie.” (Romans 1: 25) You can see the video here:

The message ends with a strong exhortation to “Brace yourself; endure to the end.”

After watching the video, we felt led to pray for the following.

For the USA: Joel 2: 12-18

For Dana Coverstone: Strength and protection, for him personally and for his family

For pastors and elders: that they would preach the undiluted Word of God
A fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit.

For the Church: that the Holy spirit would blow away the fog that obscures the pillars of sound doctrine, so that the truth of the full, uncompromised gospel is plain for all to see.

That God will open the eyes of believers to the intensity of the spiritual battle that even now is upon us, and give discernment so that the strategies and the agents of the enemy become clearly visible.

We felt strongly that these dreams are a call to pray; not a call to be fearful.