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Imagine what you would do if you had a child with a heart condition, and your child suddenly took a turn for the worse in the middle of the night. You rush to the hospital, hoping that she survives long enough to get treatment.
When you get there, you are informed that the only available specialist has gone home to sleep and is not on-call. The staff begins calling the specialist over and over again to try and awaken her, but she doesn’t hear the phone in the next room because she is so soundly asleep.
Finally, they call her home phone number and reach her husband. He tries calling to her softly, then louder. Finally he awakens her by shaking her firmly until she stirs.
America has a heart condition that is so critical, it is touch and go. There is only one who can bring healing to her; the bride – God’s people.
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 )
But many who go by His name are slumbering, and because of that, America may not make it. What will our Lord do to wake us up? He has been calling us. He has been crying out through His prophets. He has been waiting until He can wait no longer. It is time to resort to shaking us in order to awaken us.
The Lord says that His bride is a sleeping giant who doesn’t realize who she is. She is betrothed to the King of Kings, which means that she has authority in the kingdom, and the responsibility to carry His healing and salvation.
We should be living victorious lives and the overflow of who we are in Christ should be spilling out to the world around us. We are His hands and His feet, but if we are asleep we cannot be any good to Him.
There is a tremendous shaking that has begun in America. It is time for the sleeping giant to arise and take her place as carriers of the glory of God, but first we have to be fully awake and restored to our first love. Once this happens, there will be no stopping what the bride of Christ can do to bring the healing hand of God to America, and to the nations.
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About a month ago the Lord told me that everything that can be shaken will once again be shaken. He said that the measure of the shaking would be determined by what each of us has left to be shaken.
God is preparing us for what is ahead. Have you been shaken in any area of your life lately? Do you feel stressed or challenged, perplexed over circumstances or are you experiencing some difficulties in your life that you don’t seem to be able to pray away?
As we pass from glory to glory, we often are shaken so that things that are not of Him can be loosed from us. The most important thing to do in these times is to press in to His presence and trust in Him, all the while seeking to discover if there is any way in us that is not pleasing to Him.
This is a good time to once again examine our hearts like David did, and see if there is any wickedness left in us. The shaking helps things to come to the surface and it’s up to us to yield to Him so He can cleanse us and purify us, making us ready for whatever comes next.
As we come into a new season, it is obvious that the world is getting darker, and everything around us seems uncertain. I see so many people worrying about what is going to happen next. Worrying about the economy, worrying about whether or not the government will take over and strip us of our freedom, worrying about our children…
But we have to remember that we are to put our hope in Jesus and our heavenly calling. Yes, the world is getting darker, and yes, there will be changes that will grieve us, especially in America. But we must look up. He is our savior, our healer, our comforter, our provider, our protector, and our reason for living.
It’s too easy to get caught up in the woes and cares of this world, but I want to encourage you today. His holy wind is blowing. He is wooing His bride, and the only thing we have to fear is what it would be like to face Him if we haven’t given Him everything, taken up our cross, and followed Him daily.
We are living in a glorious time, like the apostles did in the days of the early church. In the midst of tremendous persecution there was a move of God such as the world has never seen. His presence, anointing and power were with those who followed Him. The joy of the Lord was with His followers, even into death.
As I challenge you, I also challenge myself. What is our focus? Are we focused on Him and on His kingdom purposes, or are we focused on ourselves and our own desires? Are we looking around us at the desperation of those who are perishing without hope, or are we too busy making sure everything is right in our own life?
We live in a pivotal moment in history. This is the dawning of the greatest move of God since the days of the early church. Are we making sure our life and focus is aligned with Him? His glory is about to be released like we have never experienced, and our day of visitation is just around the corner. I for one do not want to miss it because I am asleep. How about you?
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Red Alert America, Sound the Alarm! Chapter 7 – Wake Up Sleeper! excerpt
He Makes the Bitter Water Sweet
It was there at Marah that the Lord set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to him. He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:25-26)
The first stop on our path is healing from our bitter circumstances in life. We have baggage from our past that we try to carry into our future. We make doctrines out of it. We see the world through the eyes of our experience, which clouds our vision. Our view of life comes from our life experiences, such as our upbringing, our ethnic and cultural background, and our society. Most often, these experiences have caused our view of life to be somewhat or severely skewed, especially when it comes to our relationship with the Lord and our Christian way of living. Our thoughts and attitudes, our prejudices, and our past hurts all affect the way we see God and everything around us.
First Corinthians 13:11 says that when we were children that we thought, spoke, and reasoned like children, but that when we grew up, we put childish things aside. The problem is that many people have never grown up and become mature. The “growing up” has to do with maturity, not natural years. I have seen numerous people who function on the level of a child when it comes to their emotions, allowing negative emotions to control them. They haven’t been healed of things that have skewed their perceptions, and they see the world through a haze, believing that they see clearly.
For instance, have you ever known people who were abused and controlled as children, grew up without being healed, and now rebel against all authority? They are in rebellion to God, because they see all authority as abusive, and He represents authority. Of course, God is not abusive, but until they are healed they will not be able to see God any other way. How about people who are smart, funny, and likable but have a terrible view of themselves? Perhaps their family or their peers told them they were worthless, stupid, or something else that has stayed with them like a tape playing in their heads that they cannot get past. No matter what their friends tell them, they don’t believe the good report about themselves, because somewhere along the way they believed a lie about themselves. I know Christians who have turned to alcohol and drugs for comfort because they never grew past their childhood hurts and perceptions. Because of this, they haven’t learned how to fully trust God and take their pain to Him, which would enable them to walk in His wholeness.
Until we learn how to allow God to renew our mind, until we learn what God says about us and come into agreement with Him, we will always have unreal perceptions about ourselves, other people, and the world around us. For instance, if we had an abusive father we may view any kind of male authority as abusive. If we had a domineering or controlling mother we almost always see all strong women as controlling and will have problems dealing with women in any kind of authority or leadership capacity. There are many other examples of perceptions that came from childhood or other life experiences. For example, have you ever had someone dislike you before they ever had a chance to know you, only to find out that you reminded them of someone else who hurt them?
Some people, because of horrible abuse as children, have become abusers as adults, justifying it because it was the behavior they learned from childhood. These perceptions are not truth. Most sex offenders and child abusers were themselves abused and are acting out the horrible things done to them. These people never experienced the loving form of guidance, correction, and discipline that brings a child happily and safely into adulthood, so they repeat the pattern they grew up with.
Throughout our lives, most of us have had painful and bitter experiences. They cause us deep pain and grief. We also have bitter heart attitudes if we don’t forgive those responsible for hurting us. I think a lot of people believe that if they let go of their bitterness it will make them vulnerable to more hurt. When we are hurt we tend to judge those who hurt us, whether they did it deliberately or not. The Bible says that when we judge others we will be judged with equal measure, and the hurt is simply not worth holding on to. Only God is qualified to judge someone’s heart.
It is imperative that we let go and forgive those who hurt us. Allow the Holy Spirit to wash away all the pain. If we don’t let go of all the bitter experiences in our life and the bitterness that’s in our heart, we will be stuck, and our relationship with the Lord will stagnate.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2 NKJV)
We cannot allow our past to dictate our future anymore. God gave the Israelites an opportunity to get rid of their bitter circumstances and bitterness of heart shortly after crossing the Red Sea. Exodus 15 tells us that the people of Israel were led three days across the desert without finding any water. Then they came to an oasis called Marah, which means “bitter water.” When they arrived, they were so thirsty they began to drink, but the water was too bitter to drink.
When they came to the Oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means bitter). Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water and this made the water good to drink (Exodus 15:23-24).
Our painful circumstances and hurts can be too bitter to live with, but God gives us an opportunity to be healed and set free from the bitter experiences in our lives that have skewed our view of life and tainted our wells. We have to stop at the bitter oasis in life so that we can see what is in our heart. Jesus died for our sin and for our sorrow. He knows our pain because He suffered on the cross, and if we will allow Him to touch our bitterness with the cross, we will be free. The wood that Moses threw into the water represents the power of the cross to make our bitterness turn sweet. In this way, we truly allow Him to take whatever Satan meant for evil and turn it around for good, and this is how the apostle Paul could say that all he had gone through was nothing compared to knowing Christ. The key is surrender or letting go.
Monkeys are interesting animals who don’t like to let go. When I first heard about how hunters in the jungles catch monkeys, I was intrigued, and immediately I thought about how much we behave like monkeys when we don’t let go.
Hunters make a hole in a coconut large enough to put some kind of treat into that is appealing to monkeys. The hole is just large enough for a monkey to slip his hand into. They tie a rope to the coconut and wait for the curious monkeys to come and take the treat. The monkeys want this treat so much that when the rope is pulled, they will not let go of it. Their fist will not fit through the hole, yet rather than let go of the treat, they allow themselves to be taken into captivity, and they lose their freedom or even their lives. The monkeys become easy prey, when all they had to do was let go and they would have been free.
The message here is clear. We have to let go if we want to be free. If we do not let go, we will find ourselves taken into captivity. If we hold on to the familiar things that have kept us bound all of our life, then we will miss out on all the things that true freedom has to offer. Once we learn to trust God and let go of everything that hinders our healing, we will finally be able to see life as it is instead of as our perceptions dictate to us.
When I lived in Redding I used to love to sit by a river or a stream and pray. One beautiful afternoon I found a new stream and went there to pray. As I stood there looking at the water the Lord began speaking to me about His rest and told me to look at the water. He said, “It is deceptive because the water appears to be flowing one way, yet it is actually flowing in the opposite direction.” I wasn’t sure I was hearing Him correctly, because the water definitely looked as if it was flowing to my left. My instinct said that it was flowing to the right, but my eyes said it was flowing the other way.
Then He told me to go to another spot just a little bit farther to the right and look again. I did so, and in that spot there were rocks creating a little resistance with the flow of the water. I could clearly see that the water was actually flowing in the opposite direction from the way it appeared to flow.
Then the Lord spoke again and told me that in order to see which way the Holy Spirit is flowing, I had to see from His vantage point—not my own. When we see things from our own perspective, we will think we are seeing the truth, but once we come into alignment with His perspective, we will see the truth clearly and our perceptions will be accurate.
What bitter experiences or heart attitudes are you holding on to that are keeping you from being truly free? What perceptions do you have that are not real? Are you truly free, or do you need to take another look at the things in your life that you have become comfortable with?
Jesus came to set us free from bondage just as He set the Israelites free from their physical bondage. Unless we learn to let go of the bitter experiences that led us to be the way we are, we will never be truly free. We can and should be free of our childhood and lifetime hurts, no matter how great they were. We can learn how to release the sorrow and the pain to the Lord so He can set us free forever and teach us His way.
Are the things that are keeping you from true freedom worth holding on to? All we have to do is let go and trust God, and He will take us to a new level of maturity and holiness. He can use our bitter circumstances in life and turn them around for His glory when we surrender everything to Him. The most painful experiences in my life have now become my teacher and my anointing to touch lives, because I have learned to let go and allow God to turn my pain into His glory. He has loved us so we can love. He has healed us so we can carry His healing. He will restore us so we can bring restoration to others.
We have been given an opportunity to flush all the sin and pain out of our lives so we can be free in ways we haven’t even known we could be. Forgiveness and repentance are the keys to moving on to a place of refreshment where we will find rest on our journey.
I was pondering something the other day. America has been used by God to rescue nations from tyrants over and over again, not so we could stay in their country and make it ours, but so that we could see a nation become freer than it was before.
Now America is on a precipice, where we are on the verge of becoming subjects of a ruling tyrant. We are on the verge of totalitarianism taking over our nation.
What great nation will then come and rescue America? There is none. Only God can save this nation that is called to such a great destiny, and only we who claim to love Him can effect this change through humility, turning from our wicked ways, seeking His face, and earnestly interceding for our nation.
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I believe there are some life changing events that are soon going to occur in America. The Lord is about to sweep through the land, uprooting and tearing down all that is not of Him.
Our nation has sinned before Him and we could see devastation very soon. It’s time to get serious with Him like never before. It’s time to fall on our faces and repent before Him of our complacency and self will. Most of the church has been asleep, and only a great awakening will save our nation.
I encourage you to look inward and see if there is any area in your heart that needs demolition work so that the Lord can rebuild you His way. So many times we hear a word from God and say to ourselves, “so and so should hear that”, or “that’s a good word”, but we are at a crossroad where one path is sure destruction and the other is salvation. Our generation may not recover from the devastation if we don’t wake up.
The 2012 elections were once again, a barometer of the hearts of the American people. Some are saying that the next time, the election will fix things, but we can’t rely on the elections to save us. What if there is no election? What if martial law is declared and there is a takeover of Hitler proportions? What if there is persecution in our own nation like there is in other countries? The Lord spoke to me in 2008 that if His people don’t awaken and take their places, there will be judgment in America, and only the true servants of God who walk in holiness will stand in that terrible day. Are we there yet? Are we ready? Are we prepared to stand in the midst of whatever comes, or have we become so soft in our Christianity that we will crumble? Do we really take up our cross daily and die to self?
I urge you, my precious brethren, stop for a minute, examine your heart, and see what the Lord wants changed. If enough of His people will do that, we may have a chance of saving this nation – and ourselves.
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In early February, we all saw Obama dip further into the dictator mentality, declaring he would force the issue of free birth control for every woman.
On Hannity, I heard a woman argue that this is about women’s health and the rights of women, etc. BALONY!
If women want birth control, that is their choice! No argument there. Preventing pregnancy is not a health issue for most women, it’s a choice not to have a baby. So, why should the rest of us pay for it? Just buy your pills with your own money. What a concept.
Not only is it not an inherent right for women to have free birth control, it is ludicrous for anyone to say the churches or the insurance companies don’t have a choice but to offer it free!
And while we’re talking about women’s health, women have been duped into thinking that birth control pills and other such drugs are safe, yet they contribute greatly to breast cancer and other serious health issues. Ironic and sad, isn’t it?
Planned Parenthood’s own literature calls abortion a form of birth control. So, the issue here is not really preventing pregnancy as much as it is a back door way to get abortions funded for anyone who wants one. So this bill would pay for abortion procedures, the morning after pill, IUD’s, (I think they have a new name for that now) which are nothing more than implanted abortion devices.
Are we Christians going to stand for this? We need to fight this battle on our knees, and write to our legislators, and say NO. After all, we have been taught to JUST SAY NO to drugs, right?
By the way, we also need to make sure we don’t vote for someone with a DICTATOR mentality, but one who supports the Christian values this nation was founded on.
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I received an email with this clip from a radio show, but I don’t know the name of the show. A neurosurgeon called in and told the host some very disturbing things about what will happen when people over 70 need brain surgury. Click on the link below to listen to the clip.
When I was praying last night, the Lord spoke to me about the responsibility of Christians in the upcoming election. He said that His people are to seek Him earnestly regarding who to vote for. It is vital that we align ourselves with His will this time and vote for the one who has His favor.
We all have our own ideas about who is good and who isn’t, but He wants us to vote based on righteousness. We should not vote based on our emotions. We should not vote based on race or sex. What is it going to be? Are we ready to wake up and become unified for the sake of our nation? We have within our ability as Christians to take such a stand for holiness and righteousness, that we can change the course of our nation. If we don’t, we will see devastation beyond what we have seen so far. We are on the precipice now, and it can go either way.
However, the election isn’t what will turn America around. Rather, the election results will once again be a reflection of what is really in the hearts of God’s people. Are we seeking His face? Are we praying for God’s intervention on behalf of America? Have we repented for complacency in our relationship with Him, and are we ready to do whatever He commands and expects of us?
Think about Jeremiah’s day. The people considered their own strength to be good enough to keep them from being taken into captivity as Jeremiah prophesied. God wanted their hearts and their obedience, but they refused to heed the warnings. The end result? They were taken captive for many years.
I assure you, if God’s people in America don’t have a real awakening, allowing Him to transform us and reform the church, we could be taken captive because of our own blindness and refusal to see the danger and act on it.
So, let’s take a stand. Let’s rise up and become all that the Lord wants us to be, so that we can not only live a victorious life, but we can be the instruments of healing for this nation!
I hear the sound of the abundance of rain! We been experiencing extreme drought in many areas. In Texas, it is so bad that there are literally huge cracks in the ground. Streams have dried up, ponds are down to almost nothing. It’s been a long, very hot summer.
The other day I was praying, and I heard the Lord say that it is going to begin raining in September, so much so that some areas will have floods. Then He said that it is also a sign of a release of His ‘rain’ from heaven.
Some of you have been very faithful to wait upon the Lord even through the drought. It seems that everything has dried up; finances, work, even hope in some instances. But a remnant has remained steadfast and continued to be obedient, pressing in to His presence. You have waited for the release of promises. You have seen no fulfillment in the areas that you are filled with passion and promise, yet you have been faithful.
However, it’s about to rain! When you see the natural rain, know that there is a change coming. There is about to be a tremendous release upon us. Those who are thirsty will drink abundantly of Him. Promises are going to be fulfilled. Finances that have been blocked will be released.
Just before a rainstorm, you can often smell the rain in the atmosphere. It smells refreshing and fills you with anticipation of the downpour. I want to encourage you to take a few minutes, stop what you are doing, get into the presence of the Lord, and smell the fragrance of the abundance of rain.
In the wake of increasing natural disasters, financial crisis, terrorism, war, and an uncertain future, millions of believers fear for their future. Could this be why they are so easily deceived with every claim of rapturous escape?
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Traci Shellman at Transformation Fellowship
Last week we had an amazing service! Holy Spirit was with us in a mighty way from beginning to end. There was such a rich sense of His presence, the prophetic flowed, and people were set free.
Traci Shellman from Florida ministered a great message called True Light that you can listen to by clicking on the link. This is a message you might want to take notes on.
Traci has a fantastic ministry page on Facebook called Highway of Holiness. You can join her page HERE.
God is calling His bride to get serious about reaching outside ourselves. He is calling for a bride that will hear His heartbeat for the lost, the broken, the needy, the lonely, the captive. He loves these people so much… and He longs to use our hands and feet to reach out to them.
Several years ago, I put together a music/drama that I believe reflects the heart of God in this area. I made an audio version, and I want to share it with you. Please listen to this (click the blue link above) and let Him touch your heart.
I am in the process of putting together a ministry presentation that will include a revised version of this drama into what God is saying prophetically to the church today.
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There is a remnant of faithful servants of God who have weathered the storms, walked through the fire and have continued to press in to Him even in the face of every trial and challenge… and there have been many. This remnant has risen to the challenge to pray for a backslidden church… and for the lost. This remnant has literally been like a battering ram in prayer, battering and smashing at the gates of the enemy who has taken America captive. Soon, these gates will be destroyed and we will go in and possess the land, not for ourselves, but for the Kingdom of God. We will lead the backsliders back to Him and together we will go in unity to reap the great harvest that is awaiting us. God is doing a new thing, are we ready for it? (more…)
We had the most incredible worship time ever at The Oasis Revival Center last night! Angels visited us during the worship and we all heard the singing. I recorded the song on my small recorder, and when we played it back, we could hear on the recording what we heard live! We basked in the glow of this experience for hours afterwards. (more…)
Word of the Lord to the Church January 18, 2011
Click the song title to listen to this song I wrote called, WAIT. It is about the season of fulfillment.
America is undergoing a transformation. Just as you see a natural changing of the guard (in government) and ousting of those who weren’t good stewards, I am about to oust those in My kingdom who aren’t being good stewards. There are many in high places who will be removed in a moment from the thrones that they have created for themselves. (more…)
This is Pastor Dennis Goldsworthy Davis of the Oasis International Christian Center in San Antonio, TX. He has had a profound impact on my life for almost 25 years. Please watch this video, it is life changing. His prophetic message for the new year and new season we’ve entered into is so life changing.
The presence of God was so strong in this video, that I began weeping uncontrollably just a few minutes into it, and wept throughout the message as God ministered to me and confirmed things in my own life. I know it will have an impact on anyone who watches it. It’s one thing to hear the word of the Lord, and quite another to hear the heartbeat of the Lord. (Just click on more to watch the video) (more…)
Someone sent me this, (I don’t know who wrote it) and it touched my heart so much I wanted to share it. If it touches your heart, please repost it.
Ruth went to her mail box and there was only one letter. She picked it up and looked at it before opening, but then she looked at the envelope again. There was no stamp, no postmark, only her name and address. She read the letter: (more…)
I just came back from ministering at a womens’ conference about holiness. We saw God move and touch women in a life changing way just as He promised before the conference. We saw women get touched with His healing power in their bodies and in their soul. Deep healing took place. There was repentance and reconciliation to the Lord with fresh commitments to holiness. It was truly a time of His presence being manifested in power.
Yet… I know there is more that He has for us. (more…)
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America is facing the greatest challenge to our freedom since its founding. We hear about it everywhere we turn. We know there is a problem that will not be easy to fix, but how can we do our part to fix it? Can we fix it on our own? Is there hope? Will we give up on America? (more…)
One of the reasons that we are coming under judgment in America is because we have allowed millions of babies to be murdered in the name of ‘woman’s choice’. The babies never have a choice about surviving. I have posted a video here of Gianna Jessen who has much to say about abortion after surviving a saline abortion. There are many survivors, and she is just one voice who represents the heart of God in this matter. (more…)
Click on the link above to hear this prophetic song given to me on September 21st, 2010, recorded during worship on my hand held recorder. It is a challenge to the Bride about our call, and it is very encouraging. If this ministers to you, please pass on the link to this page.
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This is an important prophetic song from the heart of the Lord to His precious Bride. He is wooing us and calling us back into holiness and intimacy with Him.