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PROPHETIC WORDS FOR 2016
FOREWORD: The Lord has sent many powerful prophetic messages to usher in the year 2016, with various contents, thus we feel the need to frame them with a brief introduction. Many of our articles addresses the separation that is now sharpening the demarcation line between the two spiritual kingdoms, the Kingdom of God under the government of Lord Jesus Christ, and the kingdoms (governments, political and religious organizations) of Satan’s world system. Accordingly, the messages are addressing three different groups of people by topics:
- Messages to the world are addressing all people who are not ready to enter the Kingdom of God at this time (the ungodly, members of false religions, Satanist, New Age believers, and unrepentant Christians), all of whom must go through the spiritual fire, and the torments, fears, and devastation of the coming great tribulation. Accordingly, these are hard messages.
- Messages to the sons of God are most encouraging, empowering, and full of vitality, instructions, light, and love. These are the redeemed sons trained to possess the Promised Land in spiritual warfare. The sharp separation between darkness and light will ignite a great revival. The manifestation of the Kingdom of God through the sons, the Revelation of Jesus Christ will draw in multitudes to bring in the great soul harvest on earth. Their victory is sure, but the takeover is in the spirit, one soul at the time, one heart at the time. Their greatest weapon is praise, worship and love.
Note that God’s abounding love will bring the church to repentance. The Lord will care for the left behind Church (the woman of Rev. 12) during the tribulation. Therefore, it would be most important to understand that all messages given to the emerging redeemed sons are for the church and newcomers also. Receive those messages by faith, let it change your perspective to transform you inside out!
- Messages have given to ‘rapture ready’ sons of God. Scripture warns us to watch and wait for the Lord’s appearance, be filled with the fire of God (having enough oil in the lamp of the five wise virgins), be full of anticipation. While there are many criteria described in the word of God to enter the Kingdom, those who do not wait or believe that the rapture is near will not be taken! Have FAITH! Without faith, no one will see the Face of the Lord. Having some wage faith without understanding will not take us into the Kingdom of God either. (James 2:19)
Out of these three groups here, we are addressing group 1 and 2. Find more on the third group at Rapture of the Bride. Your belonging is up to your choosing. You can come into the Kingdom of God now, come as you are. Then allow God to consume all that does not belong into the Kingdom of God by Holy Spirit fire.
Let us start with a powerful message to the world from Almighty God, then switch to messages that are instructing and equipping the sons of God.
1. Message to the World
Devastation is Coming, Devastation is Here!
This prophecy has been received in 2013 and we believe it is for the year 2016.
2. Messages to the sons of God
PROPHETIC WORD FOR 2016
“GLOBAL WARMING OF HIS GLORY”
December 31, 2015
PROPHETIC WORD FOR 2016
For several months now we have been hearing a lot of discussions in the media concerning a global warming. Scientific evidence shows that the climate system is warming and some have even called this a greenhouse effect. This climate change will differ from region to region around the globe. Tonight as I began to write, the Holy Spirit gave me this word for the New Year about a supernatural global warming of the presence of God that is beginning to heat up upon the earth. In the natural, the effects of global warming include a change in temperature, the rising of sea levels and a change in precipitation. As we come into the New Year, we are coming into a turning of the tide of the spiritual climate. There are many negative reports and many people are in fear of the enemy who goes about like a roaring lion seeking those whom he may devour, but then there are those who trust the lion of Judah (Jesus) and will experience His power and glory in a magnificent way. In the days ahead the lion of Judah will also present Himself as the lamb who has been slain for us releasing healing and deliverance.
In the book of Luke 12:54-56 Jesus rebuked the people saying that they understood how to discern the weather patterns in the natural, but they could not spiritually discern the times that they were living in. In this season we have to take heed to what we hear. As we are listening to reports about wars and rumors of wars, we must understand our authority of which we have been given, and His anointing to change the atmosphere. As we stand in one accord, we will put multitudes of the kingdom of darkness to flight.
The Lord says; I am sending My fire across this nation and around this world, and I am looking for those who will release My glory for such a time as this. They are those who will be willing to lay down their lives and take up their cross. They are those who do not fear what they see in the natural, but are sold out to My kingdom. Those who have counted the cost and aligned their lives to My agenda will be used mightily in My end time army. They are those who will not allow the enemy to quench this fire or rattle their faith. They are those who will be set ablaze to go forth to fan the flames and stoke the fire of revival in others. They won’t allow anything to annihilate their zeal because they are strong in Me and they will go forth and do great exploits. As they stir themselves up in their faith, they will renew the passion that others once had in their hearts says the Lord.
Then the Lord showed me that many of you who have been hidden in the secret place will begin to discern His voice, and know His ways which are essential in the days ahead. There will be many who will be as the sons of Issachar who understands the times and the seasons that we are living in. There is a new age teaching that is trying to infiltrate the body of Christ, but as you continue in His word, you will know who your enemy is and recognize the the genuine from the profane. Be wise as a serpent, yet gentle as a dove. Ask the Lord for discernment, wisdom and direction in all that you do. Beware of any teaching that does not line up with the word of God. Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
As you continue to speak words of faith, contrary to the negative reports, you will begin to take back everything that the enemy has stolen. As you rise up against the powers of darkness, everything that is rightfully yours will be restored. In the book of 2 Kings chapter 6, Elisha’s servant was terrified when he saw the vast armies of Syria coming against them. In the natural they were surrounded by their enemies but Elisha told him not to fear saying: “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”. Elisha then went before the Lord and prayed, “Open his eyes Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. He spiritually saw the armies of protection around Elisha.
In this global warming, it may appear as if the enemy is gaining ground and many of you have been shaken to the core with sickness, but the Lord says; this sickness is not unto death but for the glory of God. For those of you who have been through horrendous trials and floods of distress, I will use everything that you have endured to release others and set many free from the grip of the enemy. As you see this global warming begin to heat up, I will ignite My ministers as flames of fire to release My anointing to this generation. They will be consumed by My glory as they allow My word to penetrate their hearts as a fire shut up in their bones. Do not allow weariness and defeat to overtake you, but resist any spiritual fatigue that tries to put out this fire. Do not be moved by adverse situations but fan the flames and stoke the fire once again. As you allow My fire to consume your life, it will soon become an inferno and you will become ablaze with My glory to advance My kingdom on this earth says the Lord.
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.
Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.
Father’s Heart Ministry
Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
January 01, 2016
SIMPLIFY AND FORTIFY
The instructions from the Lord are to Simplify and Fortify. Our progression will require our undivided attention to stay on course. If we are too scattered, we will miss the importance of the season and make mistakes that could be hard to fix. We must have enough clarity to hear and obey His leading.
In a vision I saw a man making his way up a very steep mountain to reach the place where he would build his house. As he climbed he got tangled in vines and weeds that hindered his ascent. And, I heard the Lord say, “I’m taking you, My people, to a new dwelling place in the Spirit. It is higher than you have ever been. However, the enemy will try to prevent your progression. You must resist the temptations that entangle you and keep you from your destination.”
“I want to bring you to a new and higher spiritual level where you can begin to see with clear perspective. From this place your life will be a process of unfolding step by step as I go before you to prepare the way for My purposes to be revealed and demonstrated in your life. Take an inventory of your mental and spiritual condition. You are still in the simplify-and-fortify process as change continues to position you for My highest and best. Make an honest assessment of what is important to you, and adjust your priorities so that you truly seek first My kingdom,” says the Lord.
Life is in knowing what you live for:
John 17:11 “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Truth and Freedom
It is time to break away from everything that keeps us from optimal spiritual freedom.
John 4:24 “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We must let go of the past before we can move forward with freedom.
“I am calling you to know true freedom, which will be the result of no guile, no control or manipulation, no unreasonable expectations, and no spiritual clutter. I want you to be unencumbered and free enough to trust Me completely. This is the beginning of a new era of righteousness and purity. Let freedom ring. Recognize and abandon every form of managing or exploiting other people for personal gain,” says the Lord.
Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalms 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
1 Peter 3:10 For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.”
Complete obedience is more important than ever, and it will be a huge factor this year. We will now incorporate changes that have occurred into a time of stability on this higher level. We must be true to what the Lord has instructed and led us to do without deviation. Perfect and divine purpose requires perfect obedience.
Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
We must keep our spiritual space clean and clear, striving to maintain pure thoughts, motives and actions.
Pure and undefiled religion before God–
James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Jesus is once again overturning the tables in the temple.
John 2:13-16 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”
Words from the Lord to the Body of Christ–2016:
“You have been in the process of coming into divine order and of streamlining all that I have called you to do and to be. What you have done will stand and be a place of peace, but you must maintain that position because the enemy of your soul will fight you for it.
“You will be tested in ways that will reveal how and where you compromise. You will see how you justify yourself in wrong attitudes and patterns of behavior. Then, you will have the opportunity to choose the most righteous position and carry it out.
“Hear the cry of the Spirit calling you to come higher. It is time to put all laziness behind you and put forth the effort to walk and live at the highest level of your spiritual revelation and understanding. This will require transcending religious tradition.
“Desire to live and practice precise discernment. You will be able to experience and exhibit keen insight that will result in good judgment and righteous decisions. Do not deviate from this position through selfish ambition.
“This will be a season when you can overcome and forgive yourself for mistakes of the past and move into a phase of creativity and productivity beyond what you could have imagined. Rejection must become a thing of the past and not something that defines your life.
“You have justified taking advantage of other people as a means to survival, but I tell you truthfully that I am your avenue of not only surviving, but of thriving. I will cause you to thrive in extraordinary ways if you consciously and deliberately stop all exploitation.
“It is time to face the root of your pain and trust Me to bring healing to your body as well as your soul and spirit. I am the supreme healer; access by faith.
“You must cut the anchors-everything that prevented you from your potential, and kept you from moving forward in My purposes for you. Your steps of advancement and achievement must then become platforms of thanksgiving and worship, which is necessary to your success.
“Unselfishness will become a pathway to reward as you give of yourself, your time, and your resources. Your generosity is a sweet fragrance to Me.
“Embrace and revitalize the gifts that I have bestowed upon you spiritually and in the realm of creative expression. Do not minimize or neglect what I have counted as precious in My sight.”
by Daughters of Z.
This year promises to be the most exciting and adventuresome one for all who remain “believers”, true believers. We will arise from the place where depression and circumstances, tests, and trials have kept us in this last season. The Lord will rise upon us this year and all men will be amazed at the brightness of His arising upon us, true soldiers of Christ.
Stand fast against all that is contrary and all that lie against the Word of God. All who withstand the pressure of the enemy shall begin to break forth into a new song, for the travail has brought forth a new thing, a new vision, a new hope, fresh joy, restored relationships, refreshed callings, revived strength for the remainder of the journey. This is the time for you to line up your thoughts with mine, and see the pathway, and the promises as I see them. Enlarging your thoughts as you receive Mine, stretch out your borders, make strong your current boundaries. Do not be bullied into standing still, no, go around the high places, trust Me. I know how to guide you around the sharp and winding curves, I desire to bring you onto My high way. It has been a struggle, but you will begin to see how strong you really are, every step will get easier. A way that you can feel the wind again blowing you gently into the plan and purpose that I have set for you. I Am making your time, all of your time beautiful. I can turn the desert into a spring, an oasis for you to rest and receive the present heavenly assignment for your right now time. You will not be ashamed or afraid as I guide you on the straight course for you. You will shake off any heaviness that has tried to find an opening in your life, and your joy shall come like a refreshing, strong flowing river. You will rejoice at your grand deliverance as you step into this season, boldly doing what you only dreamed of. I will assemble people that will assist you and make your journey a delight for you and to multitudes of others. You will know and really experience My favor, mercy, grace, and My unending love for you. I will build and repair for you all broken and torn walls, and everything that had formed into iron, I will make it pliable for you. This is our year to shine. So believe Me, and you will see Me moving consistently and powerfully for you, to bring My promise and fulfillment of My Word to all who believe Me.
“Arise, shine for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. ” (Isaiah 60:1)
“Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;..” (Isaiah 54:2)
“We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labor) all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)
Craig and Colette Toach – Apostolic Movement International
God’s Word for 2016
Apostle and Spiritual Mother
Apostolic Movement International
GUIDELINES TO ENTER THE PROMISED LAND – A SERMON
Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon, that I have given to you, as I said to Moses. (AMIV)
From Manna to Fruit
This is your year of promise. It is not news that God has called His Church to a walk of prosperity. It was not news that God had promised Israel a Promised Land. They knew that for hundreds of years, but yet somehow we find ourselves in the wilderness eating manna.
Perhaps that is you right now. God has given you a promise. You can see the possibility of your Promised Land. We have had many prosperity teachers come along and teach, “Yes, you are to be blessed. Yes, God has promised you healing. Yes, God has promised you that spouse. God has given you all these promises…”
But yet, you tithe, you pray, you fast and God is not unfaithful. You have indeed eaten of your manna. Just enough before you lost hope, you got your little manna wafer, your little bit of honey on your tongue to remind you of His grace, to remind you of His goodness.
But, Church of God, I am here to tell you that the time of manna is coming to an end and the time of eating from the land has come.
Here is the problem though. We are so used to giving our little tithe and doing our little prayer, but tell me something – how much of that has brought the promise to pass? We have this strange thinking in the Church that if God has given you a promise, you will wake up one day and “boom” that promise will just be upon you.
Well, the Israelites had their promise for hundreds of years. So tell me, why didn’t they wake up in Egypt one day with the Egyptians handing them the key to the city?
Come with me, because I am taking you through a transition today. I am leading you into your year of promise. The time of manna has come to an end. Are you tired of your little wafers morning, noon, and night? Are you tired of the crumbs off the table that remind you that there is a greater blessing? There is a whole big roast lamb on that table, but all I am getting is a little wafer when God has promised me the buffet.
Yet, I find myself eating of the crumbs. It’s not like we are ungrateful. Let me tell you, it’s not like this is all God has for you. God has more for you than some crumbs. God always has had more for the children of Israel than a few wafers. That just sustained them for the bigger picture. It had its purpose. Let’s not “dis” the manna. It had its purpose.
The manna was for a season. A season of what? To build up their strength, to position them, and to prepare them to enter into the Promised Land.
Making the Transition
After God said to Joshua, “I have given you this land,” He didn’t leave it there.
In verse 7 it says, Only you be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you: do not turn from it [to] the right hand or [to] the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
8 This book of the law will not cease [to come] out of your mouth; but you will meditate in it daily and at night, so that you are sure to carry out everything that is being written in it: for then you will cause your journey to be prosperous, and then you will succeed wisely.
9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; do not be afraid, neither be dismayed: for the LORD [Yahweh] your God [is] with you wherever you go. (AMIV)
It doesn’t say, “And the Lord your God is with Himself wherever He goes…”
Wherever you go, God goes with you. Where are you going today? You see, it’s time to make that transition. I am here to tell you that with the transition, the rules are going to change. As such even now, we will begin to see the teachers and the evangelists rise up at a new level as never before.
Why? Because it’s time our mindsets change, Church of God. It’s time that we realize that if we are going to enter the Promised Land, and put away our season of manna, the rules must change. They had strict rules in the wilderness.
You collected for six days, double on the sixth, eat on the seventh – very strict rules. Things changed up when they entered the Promised Land. They could pick their fruit any day they wanted to. They weren’t limited to two little grapes.
Two little grapes, that’s enough for you? No, He said, “I have given you cities that you didn’t build. You are going to eat off vines and figs and fruit trees that you never planted.” An abundance, a land flowing with milk and honey. Not a sip or a sliver of a taste. Not one wafer, but an abundance.
First Thing You Will Need – Your Spirit in Line
With that abundance comes a change of rules. The rules are laid out in Joshua 1:7-9. You are going to need to do a little more than pray and tithe if you want your Promised Land.
The first thing you are going to need is obedience. What did the Lord just say there? He said, “Observe the law!” With every promise comes an instruction, through the Word, through your life.
You look at the promise and you say, “I am so excited, we are going to take the Promised Land. We are going to take over! I am going to have a new house. I am going to have a new car…”
Then you forget to read the small print… there is always small print. Even for Joshua, there was small print. But, how full of hope was the Lord? “Don’t be afraid Joshua. Be strong and of courage. Obey to the letter of the law and I will be with you wherever you go, as you walk out obedience. I indeed will be with you every step you go!”
That’s why we are going to need those evangelists. First, we need the teachers to teach us these new principles so that we know how to take this land. Then, secondly, we need the evangelists to come and remind us of the power, the anointing, and the miraculous hand of God that will move the mountains.
We tend to over-swing. We tend to try and take the mountain all by ourselves and then we give up and go back to the wilderness, and then complain because, “Well, God didn’t give me my Promised Land!”
Did you take it His way, with His power?
You are going to need faith. “Be strong and courageous, trusting in God completely!”
Then, you are going to need hope. You are going to have to focus! I love what it says here. It says, “Meditate on the promises day and night.” Focus. What do you meditate on day and night, child of God? Are you meditating on the promises or are you meditating on the impossibility of your circumstance, or are you meditating on your little wafer of manna?
What are you meditating on? Whatever you are meditating on, you are going to see it come to pass in your life. So right now I want to challenge you: what have you been meditating on? What has consumed your mind, your emotions, your will? Has it been conflict? Has it been fear? Has it been guilt? Has it been anger? What has it been that you have been meditating on?
Has it been peace, blessing, and the promise God gave you? Because when you meditate on the promise of God day and night, it focuses your spirit, your soul, your body. As you walk out in obedience, and in faith, you are going to see that land open up before you.
Most importantly, you need a reality of His love. He said, “I will be with you wherever you go! You are not on your own.”
You know, things really were shaken up between the manna season and the Promised Land season. In the manna season, the people cried out, “God, we are hungry,” and God gave them manna.
But, when they entered the Promised Land, that very day, the manna stopped. The day that they ate of the fruit of the land, the manna stopped and the rules changed. Instead, God put a sword in their hand. They didn’t need to fight for their manna. They just had to seek the Lord, and trust Him. They had to go out and do a little bit of work to gather their manna every day. You know, He gave them their daily bread.
You get up at 5 am to go to work. You make your daily bread. God blesses you in your workplace, He blesses your children, you have a nice life, but yet, somehow you are saying, “Where is my Promised Land?”
When they stepped into the Promised Land, the Gentiles in the region didn’t lay the keys of the city down at the feet of the Israelites and said, “Please help yourselves to our fig trees, and our vines, and our cities that we built.”
This is your season of promise. Let me ask you this – are you willing to fight for it? Because the second thing you are going to need in order to take your promised land, is weapons training.
Second Thing You need – Weapons Training
Joshua had to walk the promise out. For hundreds of years, the children of Israel had their promise in their possession, since before Moses, since the time of Abraham, since the time Abraham walked on the land… their promise was written in stone. But not once did they eat the fruit of that land until one day Joshua picked up the sword, led them across that Jordan river, and took Jericho down.
They had to fight for the land that God had promised and it was in the days of Joshua that they saw the promise that God had given to them fulfilled.
You are saying, “God, why is my promise not fulfilled?” Last year, the year before, the year before that… God had given you one promise after the other, and you are still saying, “God, where is my Promised Land?”
Well, here is the thing – where is your sword? Do you want to survive on manna for the rest of your life, or do you want to take the land that God has indeed given to you? Well, then you are going to have to pick up your sword. That is why this season that lies ahead of you, is a season of spiritual warfare.
Now, before you think it’s the kind of warfare where you are sitting at home and the enemy comes banging on your door, and you have to defend yourself, I want you to think again.
The Israelites were bold, and they were courageous. They picked up their swords. They picked up their ram’s horn, their harps, their tabernacle, and everything else they had in their possession. They went into the land that belonged to the enemy, and they took it back. They didn’t accept the wilderness as their home any longer.
They were determined to walk the promise out in obedience according to the rules God had set with His power. This is a season of warfare and of faith. This is a season to pick up your sword in faith, stretch it out in hope, and to overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of your testimony.
Your First Stop – Opposition
Tell me child of God, is your promise worth fighting for? What is the first thing that happens when we receive a promise from God?
You get so excited! You can’t wait to tell the whole world. You make plans. You make preparations. You start praying and quoting the Word, and getting in there. Then the first thing that happens is that a big, fat, wall called Jericho, hits you right in the face, impossible to penetrate.
The first thing that hits you, is opposition, and the first thing that goes through your mind after that is, “I missed God! Because surely, if God is leading me in this way, wouldn’t the Gentiles and Philistines just have laid their swords at my feet?
Would the doors not just have opened? Would the king of Jericho not have come, opened his big doors to his city, and said, ‘Come on in, take my house, feel free! Please guys, take over!’ If God is leading me in this direction, why all the opposition?”
It’s because the rules have changed. Now, you can stay in the wilderness, and you can have your little dish of manna every day and be content therewith, but then don’t complain to God because you are not seeing the promises fulfilled in your life.
Let me tell you, He is promising you this year of blessing. He has been promising it to you for some time now, in fact. Is it important enough for you to fight for? Because, the first thing that is going to happen when you actually allow the seed of faith to grow in your heart, is that you are going to face the Philistines, the Amalekites, and everybody else that is going to come against you.
Yet again, we have a strange doctrine that says, “Well, the doors didn’t open… I guess that direction wasn’t of God…”
Anything worth anything in this world, is worth fighting for. It’s when you have fought so hard for something, that it has value. Tell me, what price did Jesus pay for salvation? What price did Apostle Paul pay to give you the gospel today? What price did Peter pay to give you the gospel today? What price did Abraham pay to birth a new generation?
So, was Abraham unled when he left his family, still with no son, and he faced one opposition after the other? His own cousin opposed him. Was he unled? Was Jesus unled when the people turned against Him and spat in His face?
So, when we face opposition after God gives us a promise, why do we say that we are unled? Do we think that it’s just going to fall at our feet? Take a good look in the spirit and see that there is a sword in your hand – a double-edged sword that cuts the through the joint and the marrow, the light and the dark.
You will see that there is a word of God in your spirit that when it’s sent forth, it doesn’t return void. And you know, when I look at the journey that Joshua took with the Israelites, they didn’t just fight one little war or two little wars… they fought until they had overcome.
Here is the hard part – when the opposition comes from Kora, and the guys that are closest to you like your family, your loved ones. I have this promise from God. This is what I believe God wants us to do. They think, “Are you mad? Where did you get that from? You are in deception. You are crazy! That is never going to happen!”
You get so discouraged. For a little while you try and cling to that promise, but then you end up fighting so much with everybody who is opposing you, that you forget that you are meant to be fighting for your promise, not against everybody else who is opposing your promise.
What just happened? Your hope, got distracted. Now, instead of focusing day and night on the promises of God, you are focusing day and night on what everybody has done to you. Then you say, “Lord, why is your promise not being fulfilled?”
He says, “Did you meditate on it day and night? Did you cling to it? Did you walk it out? Did you allow me to fulfill it through you?”
God wants to bless you. God wants to meet every promise that He has given you. How many more years must it be written in stone, before you pick up your sword and take that land that He said He has given?
Opposition doesn’t mean that you missed God. Opposition means that you have to fight. Pick up that sword in the spirit once again, because you have begun to think, as the children of Israel began to think.
“Perhaps, we thought amiss. Perhaps, I put too much emotion into it. Perhaps, I misunderstood God and He didn’t really mean what He said…”
You forgot to meditate. You forgot that you are meant to have that word on your mouth day in and day out until it’s all you know, until it’s all you think, until it’s all you feel. But what have you been meditating on? What have you been speaking? What have you been confessing?
“Well, I tithed, and then I took my favorite scriptures, and I paced up and down, up and down, up and down, and now my blessing is going to come.”
Go watch the Law of Obedience. It takes a little bit of time. That might get you some manna, but if you want to take your Promised Land, it’s going to mean walking it out in obedience – step 1, step 2, step 3. What has God asked you to give up? Where has God asked you to go? What has God asked you to take on? What load has He called upon you to carry? What character trait has He asked you to put on the cross?
Because every instruction that He has given you, just like He gave to Joshua, leads you closer to your Promised Land. Didn’t it seem strange to walk around the walls of Jericho? Didn’t it seem strange to send the priests and the ark ahead into a flooded Jordan river?
Yet, as he obeyed the letter of the law, God was faithful. Just as it said there, “I will be with you wherever you go. I am the driving force. I am the power that brings down the walls. I am the power that parts the waters. I am the power that stops the sun in the sky. I just need you to fight. I need you to want it badly enough and to do according to what I have told you to do.”
Signs of Progress
Taking Your Promised Land – Some Guidelines
Here is an interesting twist. I have been speaking to you about entering that Promised Land, and taking hold of your year of promise. But, that would be a little futile, if you hadn’t yet got the promise. That’s like planning on decorating the child’s nursery, and you haven’t even started trying yet, or you are not even married.
A leap of faith, or a leap of stupidity… you decide! Here is the thing – you cannot hold God to His word, if you haven’t got it yet.
Step 1 – Get the Promise
Step number one in taking your promised land, is this – get the promise. Have you spent enough time in His presence, to hear His voice? I journal every day. I spend time with the Lord and there are so many times He gives me amazing promises.
I am going to share with you what I do. I pray it motivates and challenges you to do the same. Every day that He gives me a promise – He doesn’t give me one every single day, but you know, you get those ones when He wakes you up at some crazy hour and speaks to you these fantastic things. You think, “Wow, was that you Lord?”
Well, when He gives you such a promise, write the promise down. Write it down with the date, but don’t stop there. Because with every promise God gives you, He is going to give you an instruction. Write that down too.
Every time God gives you a promise… Get yourself a little program, like an app on your phone. I have got a little flash card app on my phone and every time God gives me a promise, I write it down. I write down the date that He gave me the promise and the instruction that He gave me along with that promise.
Step 2 – Meditate on the Word
Step number two is to mediate on the word just as Joshua did, to change the way that you think. How much time do you spend reading the newspaper, watching the news, listening to your neighbors about what they have to say about how terrible things are – and how much time do you allow the Word to shape “possibility thinking” into you, instead of the world to shape the “possibility thinking” out of you?
Allow the Word to shape the way you think until your eyes are so filled with what God can do instead of what the devil wants to do.
Step 3 – Focus on Those Promises Daily
Focus on the promises day and night. Before you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night. Pull out your happy little flashcard app, or whatever it is you have got, and you read over every single one of those promises. But, don’t stop there!
Remember that little small print? Remember those instructions? I want you to read those too. Isn’t that what God told Joshua to do? He said, “I have given you the land that you put your feet on. But, Joshua, I need you to be bold and courageous. Joshua, I need you to abide to every letter of the law. Joshua, I need it to be on your mouth day and night. I need it to consume you. When you do all that, I will be with you wherever you go.”
Step 4 – Root Out Bitterness and Walk in Love
Don’t allow anger and bitterness to sidetrack you. This is a tough one – somebody comes against you. You get that spiritual warfare and you react. Next thing you know, there you are in the wilderness, eating your manna again… frustrated at everyone.
How quickly do we allow fear and bitterness to sidetrack us with the reality of what the devil wants us to believe, instead of the reality of what God is about to do in our lives.
Step 5 – Follow Instructions of Obedience
Above all, follow the instructions of obedience. It’s not good enough to just read the instructions God gives you all the time. You actually have to do them. What has God told you to do? Has He told you to quit your job? Has He told you to get a new job? Has He told you to get off the couch and just get a job?
Has He told you to have a child? Has He told you not to have a child? Has He told you to move church, stop church, go to church, start a church? What has He told you?
“God promised me that I am going to be an international preacher!”
“Awesome! What else did He say?”
“He said to start a church, but I am waiting for the right time!”
When was the right time to take Jericho? You know, they could have taken Jericho forty years prior. They could have taken it years before. Why didn’t they take it when they should have?
Fear, doubt, bitterness against God. So they had to wander in the wilderness. It wasn’t God’s timing that they were out of. God’s timing was always go, go, go. What? DO you think He gave you the promise just to dangle it like a carrot in front of your nose, saying, “I promised you this, but sorry you can’t have it for another forty years! Sorry about that!”
He is not that kind of God. He gave them that promise so that it might be fulfilled. He gave them the Promised Land so that they might conquer and not fail. God didn’t take you there to fail. He has brought you here to conquer and to take the land that He has promised you.
Stand up and Fight!
So what are you going to do about it? It’s time to begin fulfilling it. You know, I love this part.
Joshua 15:14 And Caleb drove there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak. (They were giants by the way!)
15 And he went up there to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before [was] Kirjathsepher.
16 And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. (AMIV)
The point here is that he took the land and kicked their butts. The part that I am trying to draw your attention to is the fact that this dude was old. This is Caleb. He has been around. You know, Joshua and Caleb? He was old. He was one of the elders of Israel. He and Joshua were the old guys, the old fogies, you know.
They were young men when they were spies, but it had been a good few years that they had wandered around in the wilderness until the old generation had died off, and the new generation was ready. They were the senior citizens of the day. Yet, I look at this guy – my goodness is he showing these young ones what to do.
Here is someone who really just had enough of the manna. Now, I don’t doubt that there were much stronger men, fitter men in the day. But, there is Caleb, picking up the sword and taking the land. This came after a challenge from Joshua. You see, what had happened was that they got super excited about taking the land.
“Promised Land. Yay – we are taking the land. We are taking ground.”
They started seeing the miracles. Things were happening. They started seeing the fig trees, a vine over there, a comfy house over there, and they became complacent.
It says that Joshua said, “Guys, there is still so much more land that needs to be taken. There is so much more of the promise that has not yet been fulfilled. You have only seen one little promise. There is so much more. Who is willing to pick up their sword, and take hold of the promise?”
Caleb said, “That’s me!”
There were so many others who could have had the strength to take that land, but he was not satisfied with a bit of the promise. You will have as much promise as you are willing to fight for. The promise is not moving. The plan is set in stone. The blessing of God is upon you. His anointing is upon you. You are a child of the living God. You are a King’s kid.
All of these things are available to you. Now, let me ask you, “What are you going to do about it?”
Sit there and say, “Yep. I am a King’s kid!”
“But… you never rule and reign?”
Caleb could have sat there and said, “Yep, that land has been promised to us. This land, and that land, and oh, those beautiful green meadows… that has been promised to us too. While I go to my little hovel and my little shack down the road, I will tell my grand kiddies one day about the land that was promised to us…”
Yet, Caleb was a man who picked up the sword, and takes the land, and takes hold of the promise! That is the word that I have come to bring you today. Are you content with little? Are you content with the crumbs off the table?
Nothing wrong with crumbs. A little bit of crumbs is still a lot in the kingdom of God. In His economy a little bit of crumbs goes a long way – but God intends so much more. He intends for you to be seated at the banqueting table, with His banner of love over you.
He desires for you to realize that you are favored. You are meant to walk in this world as a light in the darkness. You are meant to be above and not beneath, the head and not the tail. You are meant to be a model in business, an example in the world, in friendships, in the music industry, the movie industry. He doesn’t want you to just be a shining light in your church on Sunday.
He wants you to be a prime example of what a King’s kid looks like. He referred to Israel as a beautiful young bride, whom all the nations looked at and were in awe of. We, the Church, are called the bride of Christ. What bride, on her wedding day trips, fumbles and crawls to the altar?
Does she not take hold of the dress that she has been given? Does she not adorn her hair with the jewels and flowers, and makes sure her shoes are spotlessly clean? Does she not wait for her groom to put the ring on her finger? Or does she sit in her dressing room thinking it’s all going to happen while she sits there in the back?
She has to walk down that aisle and meet her groom at the front. We are the Church. We are a light in this darkness, but if we don’t take this light and put it on a hill, who will see us shine? If you don’t take those promises that God has given you, and fight for them, who is going to fight for them?
Who is going to have the courage, who is going to be bold enough to take God at His word? There is a prophetic word, after prophetic word that goes out every year. But this year, are you going to fight for the word God gives you, or are you just going to allow it to tickle your ears, making you feel all goosy all over, and wait until another good, exciting word to come, as you sit on your porch in your rocking chair and wait for God to do something?
He will. He will give you manna! He is so gracious. He will give you your daily bread, the meager little crumbs. But He has promised you a lot more than that, hasn’t He?
So come. Let’s bring our promises before the Father, and let us allow that fire in us to be ignited once again. Let us be reminded why we had to go through the wilderness. Let us be reminded, why we had to go through river Jordan. Let us be reminded of the times when the Lord did indeed part the Red Sea.
Let us face these walls of Jericho together, and realize that we don’t stand there by might, that we don’t stand there by power, but in obedience and by the spirit of God.
We have a sword in one hand and we have a trumpet in another, and we are not afraid to use it. We are not afraid to call these circumstances that are in rebellion into line with the promises of God. We are not afraid to stand and to say, “Excuse me devil? Seriously? Did you just walk on my land?
I don’t care if you think you have ownership. This is my land, and God says, where I place my feet, He has given to me. This world belongs to Christ and His inheritance… by the way, that’s me!”
I am not going to sit at home anymore, waiting for the devil to knock on my door. No, we are gathering an army and we are going to his kingdom and we are taking down his strongholds. We are knocking on his door and we are saying, “Let God’s people go! You loose every promise God has given us. You have rented this land long enough, but the lease is in my name!”
Faith is not enough. Joshua had a lot of faith, let me tell you. He was an incredible man of faith. But until he picked up his sword, that faith wasn’t realized. You have all the faith in the world. You have been spending all those years in the wilderness, building up your faith. You have got more than you realize.
You keep thinking, “Well, I must need more faith. I must need more faith.”
You need to pick up your sword. It’s time for warfare. It’s time to say, “In the name of Jesus every knee will bow, every tongue will confess. I am not wrestling with flesh and blood. I am tired of these curses in my life. I am tired of this bad luck, of these doors slamming in my face, of this opposition…
You seriously want to give me a wall of Jericho? Well, just give me a few runs around the block because you are coming down and I am not giving up until you are coming down. I don’t care if I have to do it seven times seven. You are coming down, because God promised me!”
You see, that’s the point. You have got to have the promise first. When you have it, then you can stand in conviction and nothing is going to stand in your way. Nothing can oppose you when you have that kind of conviction.
So come, come with me. What’s your promise? Let’s bring them before the Throne Room of God, shall we? Let’s make this next season your year of promise!
“Thank you Holy Spirit. Thank you that you empower us, and that you have our back one hundred percent, and that you are with us wherever we go. You are the pillar of fire, the cloud to lead us to this promised land.
We come before you, every last one of us. We bring every promise.”
I see lots of promises. I see them like keys in the spirit. There are some golden keys, there are some gem-studded key, there is a diamond key, and this little brass key. There are some keys that are brand new, and there are others that are all faded, and others that are all rusted. There are yet others that are stuck under the bed, being hidden away and forgotten. Those that were locked away. Whole bunches of keys.
I see how you are going through the house and you pick up all these keys in different shapes and sizes. As you start collecting them you start to realize, “Wow, I had a lot more than I realized.”
As you start meditating on the things God said He would do, the things He confirmed through others, the things He confirmed through His Word, the things He told you in His journals, you realize you have more than you know.
“Holy Spirit, I just thank you that you reveal every last promise, that you reveal to your children right now the promise that you came to give us. Jesus, you paid a big price to lead us into a life of blessing that we might be a light to this world, that we might be an example and exalt your name. I thank you Father!”
“For indeed it is time to enter the land, says the Lord. For you have travailed long, and you have asked me why the journey had to be so long. You have asked me why you had to go the long way around, but, my child, when you open your eyes and look to your left, and look to your right, you will see that there are many along the way now.
For I am calling you as a tribe and as a tongue. I am indeed calling you as a people to follow in this direction. And it has indeed taken me time in my Church to get everybody focused in the same direction. But if you open up your eyes now in the spirit, you will see from every country, every nation, every tongue, every person, I have started to focus their eyes on Me.
I have started to lead them in a new direction. For no longer will my Church be hidden, says the Lord. And even now, I will begin to move on the Church that is hidden, that has had to hide the gospel away. That has had to be afraid to speak my name. I am removing the blanket from those. I am pulling them up out of the darkness.
I am digging them up out of the sand, so that their voices might come out into the darkness, so that they may see and be heard. For even now, I am gathering my people unto myself, and I am putting their eyes on Me. For indeed, it’s time that my Church comes together as that glorious bride and to be seen as a shining light, not as a laughingstock, not to be hidden, not to be afraid, but to stand in boldness, and to be proud of the garments I have put on her. To be proud of the blessing and the message I have given to her.
So don’t hide your candle anymore, says the Lord, but put it up on the candlestick. For as each one of you do so, a light will begin to shine in the darkness. My Church will begin to arise from deep beneath the soil. For what you have seen in my Church is but a foretaste of what is to come, says the Lord.
For that is my visible Church. You have yet to see my invisible Church. For now, can you feel the ground shake? Can you feel the tremble and the travail in the earth as my invisible Church begins to rise up from the ground? And it is you that is part of that invisible Church, but it will not remain invisible for much longer, says the Lord.
For I am drawing out all of my leaders, all of my fivefold ministers. All of those who thought that what they had to offer was such a small part, but yet theirs is the greatest part of all. So come, pick up your sword. Pick up your shield. Stand in boldness and allow that fire that I have put in you, to be ignited once again.
For it is indeed time, to walk out my promises, says the Lord. AMEN.”
From, myself and Craig, and the team here at Apostolic Movement South Africa, we want to wish you a very blessed 2016. No – I decree over you a year of promise over 2016. I have tremendous expectation. God has given us impossible promises.
Even as I was seeking Him in these last couple of days, He said, “Colette, I am putting my people together in tribes and in tongues.”
And He said, “They are all going to start seeing. Each tribe will see in their own direction. They won’t all be the same. But, as I bring all of them together, they will fulfill a greater purpose.”
Find your tribe. Find your purpose. Find where you belong, and get moving. We are part of something – you can feel it – we are part of something that we are going to see in the Church that generations before us didn’t see.
Forget that – we are making it happen! This apostolic move… how humbling is it that God has put us on the forefront of the next wave that He is moving over the Church. We will have stories. We will be like grandpa Moses with our children on our knee, telling them of the mighty things God did. We will be like old Joshua with his great-grandchildren, telling them of the time when the walls came down and the waters were opened.
All that is required from us, is that we believe, that we are strong and courageous, and that we walk in obedience. But, never think that you have to do it alone. You are part of a body. You are part of a Church. A glorious Church, that is set to change the world. AMEN!