Fast Strategies for the New Year

For months the Lord has been speaking to me about fasting, and then last week I felt God drop the Words “40 day fast” in my lap. It has become clear that this message is not just for me. I strongly feel that God is showing me an urgent need for a corporate 40 day fast for our region, involving any in the body of Christ who might be interested, to enable us to step into EVERYTHING that God has planned. That does not mean that everyone is called to fast or that everyone is called to fast food, although some may feel led to do so.

I hear the Lord calling for an awakening, and calling us together. I hear Him calling for ALERTNESS in this hour. It is dangerous to be asleep at this time. I have seen ALARMS going off in the spirit over our region preparing us so we will not be surprised by the all out attack of the enemy.

The Lord has shown me a massive demonic army being gathered in the spirit realm. Scenes from The Lord of the Rings best describe what I’ve seen. It seems that the enemy realizes before we do that we are on the verge of seeing Heaven’s plans becoming reality. So, his plan is to discourage us just before this region sees God’s plans taking place. He also plans to take more of a foothold in the area than ever before. But it is not just the enemy who is preparing for war.

God intends for the city of Olympia and the surrounding region to be a GATEWAY to HEARING the VOICE OF GOD for our nation. I believe that God plans for Olympia to become a place where HEAVEN’S SOUND is heard. A couple of years ago God gave me a vision of the PUGET SOUND shaped like a horn, pointing into the ear of Olympia. I saw that this region is to hear the sound of God to an extreme degree. God speaks in many creative ways, and I believe that He wants to birth an amazing, creative movement to impart HIS VOICE to this region and this nation.

Different regions across our land hold keys to spiritual doorways into different aspects of the spirit realm. Hollywood is a gateway (movies good or bad), Nashville is a gateway (music good or bad), Kansas City is a gateway (24 hr houses of prayer). Each area seems to have a different flavor or touch of God’s Spirit, and a different calling that is meant to be a key to our entire nation and ultimately the World, for the coming revival to reach its full potential. I believe that Olympia is called to be a gateway of God’s presence, through which God wants to reveal a part of Himself to the nation.

Instead, this region has been infiltrated with New Age and Witchcraft. This has caused confusion and the voice of the enemy to be heard on the streets instead of God. I believe we have been seeing a deaf and dumb Stronghold (Stronghold as opposed to just a spirit) manifest. A spiritual Stronghold means an entrenched belief pattern, in a person, region or even nation where either truth or lies dwell in safety, strongly defended. Jesus said of the Boy with epilepsy, also called Deaf and Dumb spirit in other passages, “this kind comes out only by Prayer and Fasting.” I believe the specific strongholds over our region will only loose their grip on our land by corporate prayer and fasting. I believe a 40 day fast represents a breaking of old cycles and a coming into the promises given to us long ago.

Many of us have just come from long seasons in the wilderness, or we are battle weary and need a time of recouping in the presence of God. I see many of us coming full circle. Many have laid aside the promises God gave long ago thinking maybe those promises weren’t for them, or just not for now.

As we are getting closer and closer to the end of days and the culmination of world harvest the enemy is getting desperate. It always gets worse before it gets better.

Well the Lord is saying, “IT IS FOR NOW, RIGHT NOW and I want you to fight. But you need to fight in ME and My STRENGTH, not in the flesh.” It is time for a season of circumcising our hearts, to come in tune with God and make sure our antennas are truly connected to what HE is saying and not what our flesh is saying. God is getting ready to have us step into our long awaited promises, but not without a fight and not without us re-checking our hearts to make sure they belong completely to Him.

So I am proposing a 40 day corporate fast specifically for breakthrough in our lives, and for the Olympia and the Puget Sound region, beginning January 1st and ending February 9th (last day of Revival Town's When Heaven Invades Earth Conference being held in Olympia).

December 28 2007

Ramona M Wallace

Olympia a War Zone

December 11 2007 7th Day of Hanukkah Olympia a War Zone

Change is coming to ALL who are here in this area. Nothing will be the same. A dividing line is occurring. Those who choose faith in God and choose him over all else are going to find themselves expanding and growing into new depths this year. There IS NO WAY to stay where you have been in this next season. This is not a plateau season. You will either; follow after God and expand or you go in the other direction. This area is in a war zone. God is calling in recruits from all over to help with the war that is getting ready to take place over this territory. This is a strategic move, because both the enemy and the Spirit of God know this place is strategic for the next season.

God is going to be opening doors in this next season. An alert is going out! Do you hear the warning sirens going off!!! I see red flashing lights just like in my dream (dragon dream). Get where God has called you IN THIS SEASON! Don’t assume where HE had you last is where HE wants you now. You might not make it if you are not hearing from the source for direction in the coming years ahead. It pays to be in contact with the living God, Lord of all! Who AM I? I hear the Lord chuckle and then say (as if to emphasize and impress it into us) by saying, “I AM the Lord of ALL Creation including you! I AM HE who was and IS! I AM HE who made you and moved you where you are now living, I created you with my life’s breath, and I AM HE WHO Delights in you, and gives you favor everywhere you go! Dance with me a little longer child. Dance over this territory. Dance and make known that I AM and IS and will BE! Sing over this territory! Dance in the streets of Olympia as my viceroy. You proclaim by your movements what will come to these city streets. Thousands more like you will flood these city streets with praises. This city will not just be known as the city that hears my voice, but will be known as she who answers and speaks my name with Endurance, Peace and deep abiding LOVE!

Awaken the prophets! Awaken them; call all who have been sleeping! Call them awake so they will join MY forces in this city fully awake and ready for battle! The time for battle has not fully come yet, but it will! Take your positions! THIS WILL NOT BE ANOTHER ALAMO! Tell your fellow warriors, this battle can be won! I AM calling through you for reinforcements from all across this land. Many you will not even meet. Some are being sent to different divisions, but know that you must call in reinforcements! Awaken the priests and priestesses of my presence. So many have fallen asleep, tired! Awaken them. Call assemblies, BUT let it be in MY time, not your own. I AM just letting it be known you are entering a new season so be ready for the changes about to take place in ALL AREAS of your lives.

12/11/2007 Ramona M Wallace

Fire In The Northwest!

Deborah Voetberg

With the fires that have been raging over the Northwest this past month, the Lord reminded me of the word He had given me two years ago concerning His fire hitting Washington State and the Northwest region.

1 Corinthians 15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. (NKJ)

Get ready for an awakening!

Washington Fire 11-24-99


I saw a map of America and a bright blazing sun rising from the East. At the same time I saw the Mighty Right Arm of God stretched out. As the sun went across America, so His arm also went across America. As the light hit the land, it hit MASH Units, filled with wounded soldiers of God's Army. They were lying on cots. bandaged up. Some were sitting up, not as wounded as others...lots of doctors and nurses tending to them. Simultaneously as the sun and Right Arm of God moved over these units, the soldiers had the opportunity to rise up and be healed or remain behind.

As the sun and Right Arm of God went across the map of America, the light became brighter and brighter as it drew closer to the West Coast. I saw Washington State, it was black. Because it was so dark, the sun's light was brighter than it had ever been and it hit Washington State like a ball of fire! It ricocheted off the state and it was brighter than any light that had shone forth before. Washington State was transparent and clear. The sun moved back over the map of America with a greater light and fire!


There have been many words concerning the revival God has planned for the Northwest Region. I believe this is another confirmation of what is soon coming to Washington State. But also of what is already happening across America.

The sun rising from the East is the light of Jesus Christ that is already going across our land. Picking up intensity as it goes. The greater the darkness, the greater the light. Washington State has always been known for it's darkness, how great will be her light!

The Right Arm of God is very significant and not to be overlooked. The Right Arm of God represents many things: Lovingkindness toward His people...(Psalm 17:7) Glorious power and bringing forth of judgment against His enemies...(Exodus 15:6) It chastises His children... And acts valiantly on their behalf...(Psalm 118:15 & 16) It brings judgments & deliverance ...(2 Kings 17:36 & Exodus 6:6) It brings salvation... (Isaiah 52:10 & 53:1) and releases authority over men, beasts, & the earth. (Jeremiah 27:5)

Along with the Arm is coming the Light. The light exposes darkness and makes the way for truth to come in. The Right Arm of God brings lovingkindness and at the same time judgment. All of us will be given the opportunity to yield under the mighty Hand of God, and when we do, we will Arise and Shine as in Isaiah 60:1-3. Darkness is covering the Earth and great darkness the people, BUT the Lord will ARISE over you and His Glory will be seen upon you!

Deborah Voetberg

Via Dabar Ministries


Chuck Pierce said, “I’m going to tell you, as a sign, you watch the winds start hitting Oregon as a sign that says, ‘I am blowing away the old season out of this region.’”

At the finish of this statement, Denny Cline, pastor of Albany VCF, stepped up on the platform and announced, “Yeah, we just found out that there’s a storm that’s supposed to hit tomorrow like the Columbus Day Storm [of 1962].They’re comparing it to the 1962 storm that hit. That’s the biggest storm that’s ever hit Oregon that we know of. In 1962 on Columbus Day, it had 100 MPH winds. They’re comparing this. They said it’s supposed to hit tomorrow (Sat 12/1/07). Now I don’t know if we should pray to lessen this thing or what. I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to you (speaking to Chuck Pierce) ya know, but I mean that’s incredible!”

Chuck Pierce: “You know, I always prophesy in the nick of time! I’m mean, really now, I’m shocked! I’m just going by the word here [he had just read from Is. 41: 14-16 and was commenting on this passage being fulfilled in the church this coming year.] Now what we want to do is ask the Lord to lessen any damage, but to awaken the people of God because the cleansing wind is going to come and blow away the past season.”

His teaching this night had been centered on Zech. 2:13 as well as Is 41:10-16 and he said we were already in the new season and that it started in the 7th month, which is the Jewish New Year. He says prophesy is based on the Jewish calendar, not the Roman one we use. Therefore, he believes we are already well on our way to seeing the new season of victory promised to us last year, a year of warfare and contending for the breakthroughs we have believed are on the way.

What is God Saying for 2008? Elijah List Conference
[Given at Albany Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 2:00 PM]

for reference:

Storm's two-fistedness is what gave it near-record punch

by The Oregonian
Monday December 03, 2007, 7:30 PM
The effects could challenge those of the Columbus Day Storm of 1962

By the time it rumbled ashore late Sunday night, the storm dubbed a "monster" by forecasters began to show its teeth. It mowed down large swaths of forest, severed electrical, transportation and communication lifelines and dumped copious amounts of rain.

In meteorological terms, it was a mid-latitude cyclone, churning with power that began as typhoons, and exploded with hurricane-force winds over the Pacific Ocean as it was energized with cold air from Alaska.

"We usually get big windstorms or big rainstorms, but not both at the same time," said George Taylor of the Oregon Climate Service. "With this one, we had near-record wind and near-record rain at the same time."

At the height of its fury, the storm stretched more than 4,000 miles, with its main impact felt from Florence north to Bellingham, Wash. Triple-digit winds -- 129 mph at Bay City on the northern Oregon coast -- and sustained winds of 60 mph to 70 mph wreaked havoc on coastal stands of trees, their roots weakened by as much as 10 inches of rain.

Wolf Read, a meteorological consultant with a keen interest in wind in general and Pacific Northwest windstorms in particular, said peak gusts at Newport and Astoria topped those recorded during the infamous Columbus Day Storm of October 1962. Wind gusts during the Columbus Day Storm reached 127 mph in the Willamette Valley, and many stations had gusts between 75 and 100 mph.

The winds might even have been higher at Newport and Astoria this time, he said, although he can't be sure because weather data was interrupted when the power went out.

Read said although the triple-digit gusts Sunday and Monday were impressive, the sustained winds of 60 mph to 75 mph are what caused "windthrow," a natural phenomenon that affects thousands of acres of forests in the Northwest when it happens once every 10 to 20 years. Large patches of trees -- often near clearcuts or roads -- get blown over en masse, knocking out power and blocking roads.

"Those are Category 1 hurricane-force winds, and that doesn't happen very often. The potential for tree damage is incredible," Read said. "Such storms – mid-latitude cyclones -- have a reach far beyond that of a typical hurricane . . . and can cause damage into the hundreds of millions, even billions" of dollars.

Read said he was skeptical last week when forecasters with the National Weather Service in Portland first mentioned the storm's potential impact -- until, he says, he looked at wind speeds over the ocean.

"The truth is, the weather service went out on a limb and that takes guts," he said of the early warning. "But they were justified in doing it. This storm was a once every 40- or 45-year event, even for the coast. It's storms like this that may slowly erode the memory of the Columbus Day Storm."

Although rainfall amounts totaled less than during last year's record-setting rains in the coastal mountains near Tillamook, fast-responding rivers such as the Wilson, Trask, Nehalem, and Willapa in southwest Washington, rapidly reached flood stage.

As fast as the rivers rose, they began to recede, said Andy Bryant of the Northwest River Forecast Center. He said the Wilson and Nehalem rivers crested above flood stage at about 2 p.m. Monday. The Wilson River never matched the level it reached last year, but the Trask rose higher than 2006, pushed there by massive rains, and Bryant said, "much higher seas."

He said that after the cold front moves to the east by Tuesday morning, northwest Oregon and southwest Washington will be looking at showers, a bit of rain and cool temperatures, and a slow drying trend into the weekend.

Stuart Tomlinson

The Oregonian

The Day of the Big Guns is Over.

On a Sunday evening in the fall of 1998, I was in a home meeting a friend's home. While we were worshiping, the Lord gave me a vision.
The picture was of a city; it had an enemy marching towards it, a large army marching in ranks. Inside the city there was a very large cannon, and the people of the city were frantically hurrying to crank the cannon up into position to fire, but it was going up slowly, very slowly. I found myself frustrated with how slowly it was moving.
Finally it came up to the right position and then started to come right back down. This happened again even more slowly than the first time, and with more frustration on my part. I wondered if this vision was really from the Lord.
Then the scene changed, and I became aware of movement to my left and then to my right. Small groups of people were moving forward, but no one said a word. These were small teams of warriors, moving purposefully, sometimes forward, sometimes sideways, sometimes waiting. I could see that their eyes were fixed on a common point ahead of them. There were several groups, and though they were was no communication between them, yet they were moving in coordination with each other.
As I saw them, I was aware that these warriors had come out of the desert, and that they had spent a considerable length of time there. They had learned to pay close attention to the One Who was leading them. I was then looked and saw that it was the eyes of the Lord that their gaze was fixed on. There was no need of talking for direction, for the Lord led them with His eyes. Their enemy was unaware of their presence, and unaware of which direction they would be moving.
Then I heard the declaration, “The Day of the Big Guns is over.”
I asked the Lord what He was saying in this. He said to me that we - the church - had been waiting for a very long time for God to bring a move of his Spirit by someone well known. But every time a big-name evangelist was brought in, nothing happened; the only result was unbelief. He said he was not going to use the “big guns” any longer. He was going to use those whom He had trained in the desert, those who had come to know Him so well that they would follow Him with just the glance of His eyes.
He was going to use people like us.
Jill Roney of Olympia, WA


[Note: This word is not specifically about the Northwest, but it is a theme that resonates strongly among many of us in the Northwest as a key theme for this season. -Ed.]

May 26, 2002

Just this afternoon as I was before the Lord, I had a vision and this is what I saw. Before me as far as I could see were stones of all shapes and sizes and different colors. They seemed to be stretched out along a shore. Then, I heard the stones singing and calling out and praying. They were in unison, first one section responding, then another and sometimes all together.


The Lord told me these are those who have been in prayer for over 40 years. These he says are hidden warriors of prayer who have no faces or titles in the world. The Lord says when He asked who would go, who would labor, who would walk the path of many tears for His Kingdom - they all responded, "Send me, I will go"

At the conferences held all over the world, they are there. They are still calling out and they are sometimes passed over. Most are well over 50 years old. They are content to shout for joy while the youth are lifted up and anointed for ministry.


Their prayers support and call in the manifestations and visitations for their voices and hearts have been disciplined through trials and fire. They are relentless and fierce in prayer, watchers of the times, in harmony with what the Spirit is doing. They are faithful from the back rows in their churches and they stretch out their hands whenever asked. When prayed for, they are quick to fall down on their knees, to repent for the church's actions and their own.


These stones that I saw have become an altar and the Lord is well pleased with the sacrifices that have been placed there. Each heart on this altar is a stone of remembrance like the altars of the Old Testament. They represent a Covenant between the Lord and these saints.


They have prayed through a generation of unbelief and have shaken loose the gates of hell. They have held high the banner and raised the standard of the Holy Spirit in the face of the enemy. They have pursued and taken by force the Kingdom of God and through prayer covered the birthing of revival.

So, the Lord told me to honor this hidden army of warriors as they march in from the battlefield. They may never be seen on front stage or talk to multitudes or be seen on TV, but their reward is great in Heaven for they have chosen the secret things of God as treasures. The Lord reminded me of the scripture whereby He says that the last shall be first.

They are singing now as I end this and their song is from the book of Habakkuk:

"Yet will I rejoice in the Lord,

Exult in the God who delivers me.

My Lord God is my strength;

He makes my feet like the deer's

And lets me stride upon the heights.

Vickie Manfredi, Guilford, CT, via the Elijah List

A Warning Against Impatience

I dreamed that I was walking adown a country road toward my home. As I approached open fields there were many earth movers lined up along the side of the road, with drivers and motors running, but not moving. I complained to the Lord "Why aren't they moving? They are just sitting there with their engines running not moving anything."

Earth Movers

Immediately I heard the sound of a smaller earth mover coming from behind me at a high rate of speed, plowing up dirt everywhere. As it passed by me and came to a curve in the road the thought came to mind that this guy was going to lose it. Sure enough the earth mover went out of control and went off the road into an open field. He had pushed up a huge pile of dirt and was just sitting there by himself.

Gold Imbedded In Rock

The dream instantly changed and I found myself in a deep gold mine looking at a huge vein of gold imbedded in a rock wall. Again I complained to the Lord and said, "How are we ever going to get this gold out of here Lord?"

I could just imagine how painful it would be and tedious to use pick axes to get it out. I had no sooner asked the question than I witnessed from a distance a huge explosion. Rocks, dirt, debris went flying everywhere. I instantly found myself standing before a sluice box with water and dirt going by. As the machines shook screens in the waterway-- people just picked the gold out in huge chunks and threw it over their shoulders. The dream ended.

Impatience Toward The Work Of The Kingdom

The first part represents impatience toward the work of the kingdom being accomplished. The earth movers are the workers, their engines are running, but in this instance there wasn't anything being accomplished-- yet.

The smaller earth mover that was out of control represents just that, a worker who is zealous and going after it, but in a way that could end in shipwreck.

It's About Attitude - Not Activity

What I am describing is an attitude more than activity. Have you ever felt frustrated at the lack of your own personal fruitfulness and that of the body of Christ in America in general? Do you sometimes dwell on how hard you are working, but how little seems to get done?

I have come to believe that God mostly gives dreams like this, because we are either unaware or have a blind spot to our attitudes sometimes. I believe the Lord was graciously warning me not to get impatient about what He is doing in transforming the church in

America or the harvest.

The second part of the dream represents a hope of the gold coming forth, the treasure of Christ in you the hope of glory. God's dunamis power can accomplish more in a very short time than all our human efforts. It's explosive and shocking, but it makes the work look easy and the glory goes to Him. There is dunamis power-- more to come. That's not to say we should not use what we have and tend to the work of the kingdom. But if you are getting impatient, know that God is in control.

Worst Decisions Made With Impatience

Some of the worst decisions made in the Bible were made out of impatience and led to great harm and disappointment. To mention a few--

1) Abraham, not waiting for Isaac produced Ishmael.

2) Moses in frustration struck the rock instead of speaking to it. It cost him the blessing of entering the Land of Promise.

3) Saul, sacrificing instead of waiting for Samuel to come, cost him his kingship.

4) And there are many other accounts of impatience leading to sin and loss in the bible. God wants us to rest in the work and work in a place of rest, trusting Him for the end result. The gold is coming. a Trust and obey.

- Denny Cline, via Firefall Zine

Hidden Warriors

[Note: This word is not specifically about the Northwest, but it is a theme that resonates strongly among many of us in the Northwest as a key theme for this season. -Ed.]

Many of the ones who are called to play a key role in this responsibility are not even known on earth; but they are known in heaven. These spiritual warriors have received the imputed righteousness of God and carry His influence.

They have captured the attention of Heaven and it is now time to arise, like Moses from the wilderness, and exercise their delegated authority.

For a season, David was hidden in the cave of Adullam. When the time was appropriate, he and his mighty band emerged in strength to execute the commission of God. So shall it be with this company.

Although the call is for the entirety of the Church, those that will be used most notably in this battle will be many who are yet unknown in a public forum; but they are well-known before the Throne of Grace. Their reward will be great, once victory is achieved.

The heart of this message is for God's people to adhere to His standard of righteousness. Purity and maturity will prepare us to carry great mantels of authority needed for this commissioning.

A primary part of our mandate for this season is intercession for our nation and Israel. A deposit of anointing and authority is being allocated for those who will apprehend it.

Although we are focused on the prophetic promises for the future, much will be determined by our willingness to embrace this present responsibility. Winning this battle will lay a platform for the achievement of many prophetic promises granted to us as a corporate body and as individuals.

Bob Jones, White Dove Ministries


[Note: This word is not specifically about the Northwest, but it is a theme that resonates strongly among many of us in the Northwest as a key theme for this season. -Ed.]



"For some of you, your cave is the job you have, or a hopeless circumstance. For others, it is a ministry that doesn't seem to have the impact you thought it would. Some are in the cave of depression. These 'tucked away' ones have been given revelation that many do not understand or receive" (Daniel 12:10).

"I have a word (Proverbs 15:23) for these hidden servants of Mine: 'In 2007, I will bring many of you out of obscurity and into your life calling (1 Thessalonians 5:24).' Did you not know--I have had you hidden like a man hides valuables in a safe?" (Isaiah 45:3).


"Many of My children are very zealous for Me, but are mistaken to believe that they are all alone (1 Kings 19:4). I have many other servants 'in the wings' that I have been hiding (1 Kings 19:18). You need to understand that some of the mightiest warriors who ever lived, first had their home in a cave and felt all alone before their king came into power (1 Samuel 22:1; 2 Samuel 23:13). Feeling alone isn't a sin, just a delusion."


BUILD A FIRE IN YOUR CAVE: "During this season, your job is to keep the Spirit's flame burning (2 Timothy 1:6), so you can see clearly. Just gather kindling (setting aside time for Me) and I'll do the rest. Many of you feel spiritually cold, and you need the warmth that being close to Me provides."

DO NOT BE ISOLATED: "Just because you are in a cave, doesn't mean you are to shut yourself off from others. When David was in his cave, he gathered other warriors along side of him to prepare for the day when he would leave (1 Samuel 22:2). Isolation is not an option. The enemy wants you to be isolated, feeling sorry for yourself.

As David had his mighty warriors (1 Chronicles 11:10), so do I (2 Samuel 22:35)--You are one of them. I am calling many who are waiting in caves of isolation to come forth and do battle for Me. I want you to gather with other mighty warriors who will encourage you" (1 Chronicles 12:8).

DECORATE YOUR CAVE: "Again, when My servant David was in a cave (1 Samuel 22:1), he prepared his way out by decorating the walls with praise (Psalm 142:7) and putting up drapes of patience (Proverbs 16:32). As you begin to sing high praises to Me, I will set ambushes against your enemies (2 Chronicles 20:22).

Like David, you must not seek vengeance on those who let you down, but trust Me to work out all things for the good, even the most painful things. I will balance the scales (Romans 12:17-21) because I know the hearts of men better than you do (1 Chronicles 28:9). You must not leave your cave with unforgiveness in your heart" (Matthew 6:14-15).


"The fullness of time is coming for many in the Church. I have reserved many prophets for these end times. I am calling you to be humble before Me, merciful to all who come into your path, and bold in battle (Proverbs 28:1). I want you to recruit, train, and arm warriors for My Kingdom. Self pity has no room for expression at this time. I am calling you to minister to the lost, confused, and desperate, and then make them ready for war.

As I bring you out of the cave, remember this: I want your entire life to be one long, obedient response to My Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14). To accomplish this, study My Word like you would study a map that was found while lost in the jungle."


"Before Elijah left the cave, he wrapped himself in his mantle, and as soon as he did, he heard My voice (1 Kings 19:13).

When you leave the cave, do not always look for Me in the dramatic (1 Kings 19:11-12). Instead, like I did with Elijah, I will speak softly to you. Keep in mind that I do not desire you be famous, but faithful (Psalm 101:6), bold, and uncompromising. Rise above a life of double-mindedness (James 1:5-8) and walk in your high calling.

As John the Baptist picked up Elijah's mantle, I have a mantle for you to pick up. Do not simply carry it, but wrap yourself tightly in it. John operated in the 'spirit and power of Elijah' to prepare the coming of the Lord. In like manner, I am calling many out of their cave to prepare for the coming of My Son.

That light you see in front of you is the entrance to the cave, but is turning into an exit. No more cave dwelling for you. It's time for fresh air and a new start. Well, are you coming?"


Al Thomas, via FireFall Zine

Preparing For The Coming Move Of God

This season will be a time of advancement and acceleration with shocking swiftness. The shift has already begun and you can feel the change in the air. It is surely not business as usual.

The Spirit of God will set things in order, releasing authority. There has come a "fullness of time" moment in the realm of the Spirit. Heaven is declaring, "No hesitation!" It is time for "advancement." Heaven's hosts stand ready to move, aiding all who seek to establish the King in His Kingdom. The Spirit of God is, at this point in time, restoring a "divine statement" to the Body of Christ. This statement has been used in our day in a most casual manner; however, what is coming will correct this error. The statement is, "Thus saith the Lord!"

The Lord is revealing more about the throne of God and the God of the throne during this period of time. Now is the time to eat the hidden manna of Revelation 2:17 "The eyes of the Lord have been searching for a people with a pure heart and upright motives in order to show Himself strong on their behalf." (2 Chronicles 16:9) It is time for bold believers to volunteer. These instructions are found in Psalms 110:3 " In the day of God's power, His troops will volunteer willingly."

The Spirit of the Lord is calling for the army of the Lord to arise--to take hold of the Kingdom, knowing that "greater is He that resides within us than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4) This is not a time to be weak and timid but rather a time to be strong in the power and might of the Lord.

Heaven, as well as hell, is posing the exact same question to Christians. The question is, "Who do you think you are?" The Spirit of Truth will release clear understanding of who we are in Christ and Who Christ is in us. What will be accomplished will not happen by our might or by our human zeal but only by the power of God's Spirit. "This is the word of the LORD saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts." (Zechariah 4:6)

Overcoming Witchcraft

God will release power to overcome the witchcraft of Galatians 3:1-3. We must overcome the impulse to attempt to finish in the flesh what God has begun in the Spirit. This is a great offence to God--our attempting to substitute human zeal for heaven's anointing.

Coming Breakthroughs

The Body of Christ will experience awesome breakthroughs in many different areas such as music and the arts. Soul winning will become a major heartbeat of the Church. Battles will increase but with awesome victories. The Church will enjoy unity and restoration, resulting in displays of grace and power. We will see Psalms 133:1-3 come to pass as "brethren dwell together in unity." This powerful new unity will give us confidence to expect more from the Lord.

The Spirit of the Lord will fully support those with right motives and strengthen all that they are doing. If we become truly accountable, we can then be trusted with more true authority. Christ Jesus will find faithful stewards, who will be entrusted with more. These stewards will walk in integrity, pursuing peace and purity.

The Lord spoke to me, "If I can find a people without mixture, I will pour out My power without measure." There will emerge a group of "overcomers" walking in true Kingdom power. (See Revelation 3:20-22) We must be contenders and defenders of the faith (see Jude 1: 2-3) to avoid seeing the acts of the apostate rather than the Acts of the Apostles.

In a vivid prophetic experience, the Spirit of the Lord spoke these encouraging words to me:

· Accept No Imitations!

· Expect No Limitations!

· Embrace Infinite Possibilities!

As we aspire to make these three areas a living reality in our lives, God will launch the Church into a much higher level of faith and power. So what does this mean?

Accept No Imitations

The words "artificial," "counterfeit" and "synthetic" help us to grasp a better understanding of the word "imitation." I once asked the president of a leading bank, "How do you detect a "counterfeit" bill?" He replied, "By having someone that is accustomed to handling "the real" touch it."

This is why the body of Christ must have true intimacy with Jesus. We must become so accustomed to His voice that we are not moved by the enticing voices of strangers. (See John 10:3-5) Why? Because we cannot continue to spend our lives for that which is worthless wood, hay and stubble.

The Emerging Zadok Priesthood

Recently I observed the sky as rain clouds began to form. I could see them approaching--moving swiftly across the sky. I could hear the rumble of thunder as they began to release the much needed rain. It seemed the drops were some of the largest I had ever seen. The sound of the heavy rain pounding upon the earth was extremely loud. However, the sound of the falling rain seemed to be releasing a harmony or pulse beat like that of a huge heartbeat.

The Lord said, "It is the rain of anointed teaching I am releasing through the emerging Zadok priesthood." These anointed priests will begin to authenticate that which is holy, and divulge that which is profane, by imparting rather than informing. (See Ezekiel 44:23)

The goal of the Spirit of Truth--to establish each one of us in truth--is our only method of sanctification. It is time to take a stand for righteousness and holiness. Grace is not a license to live loosely. Have you drifted far from the calling to stand for truth and righteousness in order to appear politically correct? Let those who would be vessels of honor return to true holiness of heart. This will allow us to be sanctified in truth and be presentable to the Lord as consecrated vessels. In order for true freedom to reign, we must teach the truth--the difference between the holy and the profane, and the difference between the clean and the unclean.

What is the difference between the profane and the holy? In a strong prophetic experience, the Lord spoke to me revealing His definition of "profane" as anything man is doing that He did not initiate. Remember the words of Christ Jesus when He said, "Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity, I never knew you..." He spoke these words to those who had been immersed in religious activity without truly trusting Christ. (See Matthew 13:27) Christ JesusJohn 17:1) commanded, "Sanctify them in the truth; Your Word is truth."

Believers must lead upright lives characterized by genuine, authentic lifestyles of faith. "The walk must match the talk" if we are to carry a message that will legitimately change lives. The fundamental purpose of the Zadok priesthood was to minister unto the Lord as described in Ezekiel 44. As a reward for their faithfulness, they were allowed to draw closer to God. (See Ezekiel 44:15-16)

The Blessing of Correction

Many Christians feel a sense of disorientation at this time as a result of spending a season upon the "Potter's" wheel. We are in a time of transition which will produce transformation. The Potter's hand is molding the clay. Our responsibility is to remain yielded upon the Master's wheel. If you try to mold yourself, you will become dry and brittle and ultimately broken and remolded. Stay moist and surrendered.

Emerging leaders, and their ministries, are enduring seasons of sifting and pruning. The refiner's fire is forging their character to carry this unique anointing so that the anointing will not be lost, nor the vessels damaged or destroyed for lack of character. They will be the leaders and counselors who will not judge by what their eyes see or what their ears hear, but in true righteousness they will make decisions resulting in equity and justice. It will be a true impartation of the divine nature and holy character established in the spirit and soul of the Lord's leadership.

Remember God's promise, "If I can find a people without mixture, I will pour out my power without measure." Embrace purity, the identifying mark of a child of God.

The Spirit of Truth--the Holy Spirit--is calling each Christian to walk like a true Zadok priest. These priests maintained and modeled the highest standard of morality, self-control, and self-denial in


Their lifestyle taught the people how to distinguish between the godly and ungodly. (See Ezekiel 44:15-23)

Many today are actually walking in deception because they do not know that they have departed from the true path of righteousness. Some are even aware of wandering, but choose to deny the fact that they have turned away from Jesus, their first love. We must face our artificial allegiance to Christ, and become authentic and unadulterated in our walk with Christ. The prophetic promise of 2 Corinthians 7:1 is about to become a living reality.

Expect No Limitations

"Is there anything too hard for the LORD?" (Genesis 18:14) The prophet JeremiahJeremiah 32:17) answers this question stating, "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, thou hast made the Heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee."

Our cry should be, "God, nothing is impossible with You!" (Luke 1:37) If we expect more, God will release more. Let's pray for faith that moves the hand of God. (See Mark 11:21-24) Now is the time to think big because God can do anything. It is time to expect more, believe for more, and ask for more. Paul the apostle reminded us that "God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think according to the power that is at work within each of us." (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Kathryn Kuhlman said, "The only limit to the power of God lies within the individual.... It is when active faith dares to believe God to the point of action that something has to happen."

Embrace Infinite Possibilities

Embracing requires reaching out, taking hold, and bringing something near. There is no such thing as a distant embrace. We cannot embrace this coming move of God at a distance. God is calling each of us to draw nearer to Him, to come aside to know His heart, to be still and know that He is the Lord. As we behold His face, He will change us into His divine image. (See 2 Corinthians 3:18) So meditate upon these promises. If we will accept no imitation and walk in unadulterated union with Christ, then we can expect no limitations. Now is the time to embrace these infinite possibilities.

How To Attain The Lord's Help

The cry of a desperate heart is clearly heard in Psalms 42. We discover several keys in this passage for attaining the much-needed help of God. Notice in verse five, "I will praise Him for the help of His countenance." Then in verse 11, we see the help of our countenance.

Bobby Conner via FireFall Zine

The “Sons Of Thunder”

[Note: This word is not specifically about the Northwest, but it is a theme that resonates strongly among many of us in the Northwest as a key theme for this season. -Ed.]

The following word was shown to me beginning in August 1990 as a result of three dreams I had.

In August the Lord spoke to me through a dream. Prior to that dream He gave me a scripture, Isaiah 21:6, which says, "This is what the sovereign Lord says, 'Go appoint a lookout and have him report what he sees'." When the Lord gave me that verse He said, "I'm doing this in your life. I'm appointing you as lookout. You will see things, and when you see these things, you report them." I am now reporting to you what I have seen.

The first thing I saw in the dream was a flatbed trailer with a curtain behind it and two guitars on guitar stands sitting on the trailer. It looked like a stage but it wasn't a stage in a theatre; it was a mobile stage that could be moved into the streets or parks. This trailer was at a carnival or at a fairground. The two guitars were sitting on their guitar stands with the microphones in place and the curtain was there. The colour of these guitars was the most vivid, electric blue that I could imagine. They were acoustic guitars and that caught my eye; you would never see an acoustic guitar that was electric blue.

I then saw that the curtain was the same colour, and it captured my attention. As I stood and looked at it, two men came walking out from behind the curtain with sheet music in their hands. They were very excited as they looked at this, and they pointed out the different notes and the different measures, cadences and all the different features of this music. It was obvious that they could not wait to play this music. I looked over their shoulders and I could tell by looking at the music that it was a new song. It was not new like someone had just written it, but it was new in quality.

In the dreams my thoughts were, "This is new like the Beatles' music was new." When the Beatles appeared in the sixties it was a new sound and it took the world by storm. Whenever one of their songs came on, you would automatically turn it up; it had a special quality that caught your ear it turned your head. It was the most arresting sound that our generation had ever heard. I remember looking at that sheet music in this dream and thinking that this music was going to be just like that, with one very significant distinction this was of Christ. I stood on that platform thinking "Wait 'til these people hear this song!" I couldn't wait to see this happen, but the dream ended.

After I had written the dream down, the Lord spoke to me and said, "I'm about to release a new kind of song in the streets. It will bring a revelation of the truth and it will usher men into my presence." I filed that away until about a month later when I had another dream.

In the second dream, I was taken to a large church which had a stage. There were rooms on either side of the stage. The room on the right side was the equipment room it had pianos, microphones, speakers, cables, cymbals, and drums; it looked like a garage packed with stuff. I looked around and saw a power amplifier over in the corner. The amp was unplugged, the cord had been wrapped around it, it was dusty like it had been sitting in the corner for awhile. I dusted it off. What I then saw took my breath away. I gasped with a sense of discovery but also dread because of what I was holding in my hand. I held the power amp that the Beatles had used. I knew in that moment that this box was the source of their sound and their power.

I realized that people would do anything to have this amp. There are bands who for years have been looking for that sound and for that power. They had been doing everything within their scope of imagination to get that power. Here it was and I was holding it in my hand. I felt hunted; I felt vulnerable; I felt that I was threatened. I knew that I could be hurt by those who would do anything for the amp. As I stood there holding it, I asked aloud this question, "What is it doing here?"

Suddenly I was out of the equipment room and standing behind the pulpit at this church, still holding the amp. The church had grown to five times the size that it was at the beginning of the dream. There was a balcony and the place was packed with people. As I looked at all these people (they were oblivious to my presence), a woman stood up in the middle of the church, and a light shone on her. She began singing a song of the Lord. Her voice filled the auditorium, and all she sang was this: "In the name of Jesus Christ the Lord we say unto you, be saved." She sang it over and over. She would turn to her right and sing, then turn to her left and sing; then she would turn behind her and before her and sing the same thing. As I watched her sing, it was like a wind blowing on a wheat field. These people began to swoon in the presence of God and men and women were collapsing in their seats, converted to Christ, just by the power of that song. That was how the dream ended.

When I awoke, the Lord said that there was going to be a new and distinctive anointing and sound restored to music that will turn the heads and capture the hearts of men for Jesus Christ... Simply singing the truth in the name of Jesus Christ, "We say unto you be saved," will release the power of His Spirit in such an awesome display that men and women will collapse in their seats and be converted to Christ. But the Lord said that a key to this will be this new anointing He is about to give to His music.

The Lord said that in 1970 He lifted the anointing for that extraordinary music that could arrest the attention of men, and for twenty years He has held it in His hand. He is about to release it again. He said that it does not belong to the world, it belongs to the church. That's why it (the amp) was in the church's equipment room, because it is part of the church's equipment. Music does not belong to Satan, but he has stolen much of it and seeks to use it for his own evil purposes. Music was given to worship the Lord but Satan has turned it for self-worship, which is the reason we tend to worship musicians, and they tend to require that people worship them. That is all part of the perversion of the fall.

True worship and true music belong to Jesus Christ. They are given to His church to serve Him with. The anointing he Lord is about to release on music is going to sweep the world in a manner like the Beatles did when they first came out. It's going to be a music that is new in kind, new in sound, arresting in its content; it will stop traffic, and it will turn men's heads and capture their hearts, but this time it will do it for the Lord.

In this dream I saw the balcony scene when the Beatles first played on the Ed Sullivan Show. I saw the kids pulling their hair, crying... That is what I saw the same emotion, the same devotion, the tears in the eyes and that earnest look of love and adoration on the faces, but this time they were crying for Jesus! When this anointing comes on the music He is about to give His church, and His servants step forth in true service and worship to Him with these gifts, He will display the Holy Spirit in such a way that it will bring that kind of adoration to the Son of God, not to the musicians or our own self-centredness.

I know that there can be some misunderstanding with this Beatle connection, but that is how it was related to me in the dream and I later saw this principle related in the Scriptures. Psalm 68:18 reads: "You ascended on high, you led captivity captive and gave gifts to men even among the rebellious ..." "The earth is the Lord's and all it contains" (Psalm 24:1). It all belongs to Jesus Christ... The Lord makes His sun to shine on the just and the unjust. He makes His rain to come on the wicked and the righteous. Gifts and talents are given by the Lord, even though we may use them for evil.

We are now on the threshold of a prophesied new move of God which will be precipitated by a musical revival that encircles the world. God is going to bring praise into the streets. The choir that preceded the army of Jehosaphat will once again lift up the banners and strike the chords, only this time they will turn the hearts of men to Jesus Christ and not to themselves. They won't be saying, "John, Paul, George, and Ringo," or, "I'm of Paul, I'm of Apollos, I'm an Evangelical, I'm a Baptist, I'm a Catholic, or I'm a Lutheran." This time the adoration will be to one person alone Jesus.

I was then given a third dream. Again I was taken to this large church where I had seen the amplifier. This time the church was empty except for one man. He was up on the stage playing a keyboard and singing to the Lord. It was a beautiful song, and he was crying because of the tender exchange taking place between him and the Lord. He was writing the song right there, just making it up as he went. I was greatly moved by this song and the man's pure worship. I had a camera with me and I decided to take a picture of this to remember it. I took two polaroid pictures that came out immediately. When I looked at these pictures I was stunned because both of them were glowing with a golden light. I looked up and I then could see it on the man. The entire platform around him was also glowing like gold. I knew that it was the anointing of God.

I went up to this man and said, "Brother look at this," but it startled him. He quickly turned the instrument off and stepped back. I said, "Look at this, look at the anointing of God that's on you." He looked at the pictures only for a second, and putting his hands in his pockets, he shrugged his shoulders and started kicking on the ground shyly saying, "Oh, gosh I didn't know you were here, I'm so embarrassed." As he was going on like this I just looked at him and asked, "What are you doing? You don't have to apologize for this this is the anointing of the Lord."

Immediately the dream changed. I had these two photographs in my left hand and a parchment scroll in my right hand. I looked at that scroll and it was a letter written by an unknown soldier of the Salvation Army forty years ago. It was signed Unknown Soldier. I read this letter and it was a prophecy. It said that the time would come when the Lord God will release into the streets an army of worshipping warriors known as the 'Sons of Thunder'. They will bring forth praise into the streets that will birth evangelism and praise and give many children to God.

I was duly impressed with this prophecy but I didn't know what to do with it or the photographs of the man worshipping. Suddenly the dream changed one more time. I was in the sky, about a hundred yards or so above the ground and I was over a highway. The highway was ten lanes wide and it only went in one direction. As far as I could see in both directions the highway was completely grid-locked, jam packed with Hell's Angels, shoulder to shoulder, wheel to wheel, just revving their motorcycles. I knew intuitively that this was the broad path that led to destruction; I knew that I was looking at lost humanity.

Then I saw on the side of the road, in single file, a group of motorcyclists who were the only ones moving. What caught my eye was that they were in single file and were moving in single file on the shoulder on this highway. They were headed towards a field that was about a mile and a half away. In the middle of this field there was a stone that was almost like the Washington Monument, but it wasn't that tall. It was a monolith-like stone, and I knew that these motor-cyclists were headed toward it. I also knew that they were headed there for the purpose of touching it, because when they touched it they would receive power to come back and lead all of these Hell's Angels to Christ.

I felt that I also had to get to that stone, and that I had to be there when they got there. In the dream I was able to fly like an eagle, so I swooped down to get a closer look at the motorcyclists who were in the single file. I could see on the back of their jackets the words 'Sons of Thunder'. I knew that this was the army of worshipping warriors about which the unknown soldier from the Salvation Army had prophesied.

I hastened over to this stone, but when I got there it was completely surrounded by officers of the law. They were locked elbow to elbow in riot gear with clubs and masks waiting for a big riot. My first thought was, "Oh NO! These guys are not going to let us get near the stone." I was so grieved. Then I had the thought that all that was necessary was for this parchment and these photographs to touch that stone; if they touched that stone the anointing that this prophecy spoke of and the anointing that I saw on that man of music would be released on these Sons of Thunder. They would then be empowered to go into the streets and turn the Hell's Angels to Christ.

So I started to walk past the line, but they wouldn't let me through either! Suddenly I got an idea I took the parchment and I folded it into a paper airplane, put the photographs down in the crease in order to sail it over the heads of the officers into the stone. I knew that I would only have one chance and that I could not miss. The stone was so large that the only way I could miss would be to fall short. This may be the most important issue for us. The only thing that can stop us is our stopping. Will we fall short or will we touch it?

I took the airplane with the photos and prophecy and let it fly. It flew as straight as an arrow. Just when it was about one foot from touching the stone the dream ended! I desperately wanted to go back to sleep and finish the dream but I could not. Then the Lord began to speak to me about it.

The Lord said that the stone which I saw was symbolic of Him ("The stone which the builders rejected..."), but that it was also symbolic of the monument that men have built to Him. These men now feel that they must protect that monument from the very people He is calling to Himself. The 'officers of the law' stand in riot gear ready to defend the Lord from those that they don't think are worthy enough to come near Him.

The Lord then said, "Say this to the man of music. Stop submitting to false humility. Stop apologizing for the anointing of God which is on you." There are many who in the privacy of their intimate times with the Lord sing the song of the Lord which is glorious. But when they come into the church or into the presence of people they let the fear of man choke the song. The Lord says "Stop it! You do not need to apologize for that anointing." It is the glory of God that rests on you and the Lord is saying that it is now time for you to bring forth that which He has put in your heart to do. Sing the song of the Lord for the salvation of the lost. And your ministry in this will begin at the burial site of the fear of men.

The Lord said, "Say this to the church: 'Stand in the light, lift up your voice and sing in the streets. Sing the simple message of the gospel in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord, be saved. Lift up your voice as a witness to Christ and the Spirit of God will cause people to be converted'."

The Lord said to the Sons of Thunder: "I'm not endorsing a motorcycle gang. That is not My point. These are symbols which speak of the issues involved. A motorcycle is a quick, agile means of transportation and represents those who rid themselves of their excess baggage. It can go where other vehicles cannot go." The Lord is calling men and women into a ministry of evangelism that will take them places where the churches cannot go. And like the stigma associated with motorcycle gangs, there will be rejection and misunderstanding associated with this ministry. Some will not understand why they go into bars and associate with people who look demonic (and sometimes are), just as the Lord Himself was misunderstood for His associations. Even so, the word of the Lord to the Sons of Thunder was be in the world but not of it!

Then the Lord said, "Say this to the officers of the law: 'Put down your clubs and stop defending Jesus from people who you don't think are worthy enough to touch Him. Open your doors and let those people come in. Stop being so enamoured by the monument that you take your eyes off the living stones'."

Then the Lord said this, "The last call is a call to intercession." He said to me that the dream ended the way it did for an important reason. He wanted us to know that while it is going to happen, it is not happening yet. It's about to happen, and between now and when it does there is a call for intercession. When the prophecy of that unknown soldier of the Salvation Army of a generation ago and the vision of the anointed man of music are joined hand in hand by those who will intercede, and those two things touch the heart of Jesus through intercessory prayer, the anointing will be released on the Sons of Thunder. And the Sons of Thunder will be released into the streets. We will then see a worldwide move of the Spirit of God.

There are three groups that actually make up these Sons of Thunder. They are the musicians, the evangelists who are not musicians and the musicians who are evangelists. Some who are musicians are being called to be a Son of Thunder even though they are not evangelists. Some are evangelists who are being called though they are not musicians. Of course, there are some who are both evangelists and musicians. In some cases there will be musicians on a flatbed trailer, drawing the crowds for the evangelists. When the musicians who have dedicated themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ begin to play this new song, the Spirit of God is going to move in that crowd. The evangelists will touch these people and explain what is happening to them. The Sons of Thunder are both the musicians and the evangelists who work together.

“The Sons of Thunder,” copyright © 1991 MorningStar Publications Inc.

by James Ryle, via His Praise

Summary and commentary by Trevor Macpherson:

The New Sons of Thunder

Ten years ago James Ryle brought forth a word regarding the Sons of Thunder. I believe that whilst there have been many attempts at bringing this word to pass, God will sovereignly do a work to begin the establishment of this word.

There are five things that will mark and distinguish the Sons of Thunder:

1) Wall Breakers - They are a penetrating, breakthrough force of shock troopers out there on the front line with music and terrible with banners. They break down walls, they are out in the streets and byways rescuing and capturing hearts with music.

2) World Shakers - They are wired differently, they have fire, passion and a revolutionary mind set. They are strong and in your face - confronting malaise, drifting and laziness. They set a fire under the church and shake the world from it's slumber.

3) Accurate Painters - They portray an accurate reflection of God's heart, they come from diversity, many nations and ages and thereby present a balanced view of the Father's heart. They bring down the false images of Christ in the church like a Gideon force.

4) Network Makers - They stay connected, they march shoulder to shoulder. They are sick of isolation and rescue those stuck in holes and snares. They cry out for support, but will go and fight without it if they have to. They confront the stand-alone attitude and the shattered nature of the church.

5) Malachi Takers - They break the curse of Malachi by restoring the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the sons to the fathers. They honor parents (in the Lord), esteem leadership, raise sons (disciples in Christ) and demonstrate love. They are healed of woundedness and able to 'get over' the abuse.

I believe that whilst there have been many attempts at bringing this word to pass, God will sovereignly do a work to begin the establishment of this word.

The Sons of Thunder may or may not develop into a movement (I pray it does not), but it will break forth in the manger not the palace, in Bethlehem not Jerusalem. It will involve people like David, not Saul - who come from a hidden background in the broken wilderness. God will allow their music to turn hearts and arrest hearts, both on Christian and Secular radio, TV and other media.

Trevor Macpherson of FireFall Zine

The Wave is Coming

[Note: This word is not specifically about the Northwest, but it is a theme that resonates strongly among many of us in the Northwest as a key theme for this season. -Ed.]

“Things are moving closer to the shore of this nation to shake it. Get ready, for the shaking will begin to come close. It will start on the West and shake toward the East. I will cause systems and structures in the East to shake. Announce to the West Coast that a shaking is coming. The wave of My Spirit is coming closer to this nation and the wicked will be shaken out as My GLORY rolls across the nation and rearranges it. ‘Have you ever given orders to the morning or shown the dawn its place that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?’ (Job 38:12) I AM calling My People to rise up and meet the morning, and decree that evil structures will be shaken! The shaking from the West and from the East will begin to meet.

As Delaware shakes, Philadelphia will begin to shake in a new way. That place where liberty has been crusted over and where God’s plan for this nation is being held captive will begin to shake. The wave is coming closer to our shores to shake this nation. Let the wave hit the West. Let the shaking of the East begin. Let the sound of shaking begin. The sound that has been stopped that would bring the shaking is being released from Heaven. Let things that are not connected in the earth, get connected and prepare for the shaking.

Old war methods and strategies will come to an end and be cast down. I AM releasing new strategies of war to tear apart structures that are opposing My plan. These strategies and weapons of war will produce a new anointing for Harvest. The war for the Harvest will now be released in the Middle East Let things shift. I will now back every soldier and every leader that is battling for My new government to come forth in the earth. A supernatural shield will now be released from Heaven! The plans of the wicked will now shake back upon their own head.

My desire is for a revolution to come on every campus. Call forth a new student revolution. Declare universities will break out of the conformity of the world. Call forth a revolution in Princeton, in the University Delaware all along the East Coast, in Harvard and Yale. Let revolution com e forth in Kentucky on the campuses. Declare a revolution will come forth at the UniversityTexas. Call forth revolution and a new wind of the My Spirit to blow in Kansas. Shake up the systems and call forth My Spirit in unusual places that will spark a revolution. Break out of conformity. Mammon has the revolution captured. Break that mammon structure! Change your identity and go into the universities and call out for Me to come.

Reinforce the walls of the West and East Coasts. Call for the Tribes to align and send forth the reinforcements to help My people get positioned with your new weapons on the wall. The sound that has been captured on the West Coast and sent in wrong directions will now be returned to My people and redirected for My purposes. I’m going to cause that sound to start calling in the wave of My Spirit. I Am the God of Revolution and a new wave of revolution will come into and out of Berkley, UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, the University of Oregon and Oregon State. Even Gonzaga and Washington State will experience an awakening of My purpose. I am calling forth the revolution in San Diego that will awaken the borders of this land. Let the sound come forth on the West Coast to prepare them for the wave that is coming.

St. Louis: To the East, I say, ‘You’re going to break the fear of shaking. You will no longer calculate how things will end up. You will not be fearful. I will break the liberality that is creating the strength of confusion in this nation and is holding back My true move of liberty. I’m going to shake liberality out until freedom and revolution arise.’ The root of witchcraft and religion will now begin to separate. My Spirit will visit St. Louisand there will be a great sound of wailing that arises that births the future of this land. Decree this begins! ”

Chuck Pierce via FireFall
November 2006

David’s flimsy tent

We are in the day's of David's maturity. Nathan has promised, prophetically, that Solomon would build the temple. David has stored up some materiel for it, but it's not done yet. That's where we are today.

There are three places of worship:

1) There is the tabernacle, outside the city. The tabernacle is where the worship services happen for all Israel, all of God's people. The established, trained, anointed leadership is there, doing the things that God has commanded them to do. The place is rich and full of tradition; it's full of gold and purple and busy with worshippers and bloody with sacrifices. The only problem is that the Ark of the Covenant, God's presence, is not there.

2) Inside the palace grounds somewhere, hidden away in a back room or a private courtyard somewhere, is a small tent. It's neatly set up, but there are no priests, no crowds of worshippers. But the Ark is there. David and his household -- or at least those who desire to be in God's presence -- worship there, drawn by the passion they see in their king.

It's hard to believe that such an insignificant little tent can hold so much of God!

3) There is the temple. David wrote Psalm 27; it says so in the Bible. He wrote this line in verse 4 "One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple." [emphasis added]

David dwelt in the temple of the Lord, inquiring of God, beholding His beauty. Only one minor problem: there was no temple. David's son, Solomon, would build it years later, after David died.

But David worshipped there by faith, and it was the high point of his spiritual life.

That's a picture of us today.

1) There is a structure that has all the well-trained religious leaders, and all the ceremony and trappings and beautiful buildings. All of God's people come there to worship. It's rich and full and busy.

The only problem is that God's presence is not there.

God still loves those folks; They are obeying His commands, and they're praying to Him, and He's answering their prayers. They're doing mighty works in His name and according to His will. His hand moves among them.

But His presence is not to be found.

2) There is another structure that has none of those blessings. Sometimes they meet in small out-of-the way storefronts; sometimes in space rented from the well-trained religious leaders. Sometimes they meet in homes.

But God's presence is there.

3) There is a place of solitude, a different one for you than for me, where God's promise is alive and rich and real. I can go there. I CAN GO THERE! God waits for me there. It's not "real" there. The marble and the cedar and the silver and gold aren't there. Not yet.

But God is there. I can behold His beauty there. I can inquire of Him there. I can dwell there. And finally, here's the application, or at least my application:

I have decided to spend my life, to squander my life, looking for tents and trying to find the unseen temples. I want to draw as many people with me, from my circle of influence, into those places.

I want to watch as their jaws drop open and their eyes bulge and their knees shake. I want to help them to see the unseen, to learn about that place of intimacy -- one on one, just like lovers -- where they're alone with the creator of the universe staring into each others' lives.

I want to blow their minds with reality!

Blessings! Lots and lots of blessings as you crowd in next to me and a few thousand of our brothers and sisters into that little tent in David's spare bedroom.

David McLain, from Firefall Zine

May 08, 2006