The Next Leg of your Journey

Some of you are being invited to the next leg of your journey, and it began today. But some of you have to put down your title and what you relied on to get you through the last leg of your journey. You have to put stuff down before you can pick it up again.

That next leg of the journey is available, but you need to say, "I lay everything down." I lay my title down; I lay my income down; I lay my skills, my qualifications, my degree down, whatever it was that got you through the last leg of the journey because he's inviting you to the next leg of the journey.

Even though it may look very similar, even though you may pick up many of the things that got you through the journey, somehow, he requires thatmomement when we say, "OK, Lord. Here's everything." We must be "Laid down lovers."

Paul Manwaring, of Bethel Church: 47:45 of

Allow the Lord to Change Paradigms in Your Territory!

When we think of how God comes into a territory to affect change, we often immediately go to our acts and strategies. Actually, everything begins with Him. Jesus did so many miracles on the Sabbath (rest)! We find our delight in obedience to His creativity and heart.
We speak of "paradigm" often and also speak of "paradigm shifts". This word literally means to show alongside so that something becomes an example or model. Models of action or thoughts become a paradigm as we simply follow what we have always seen or experienced. We form concepts, values, and practices as a way of viewing reality. Then that reality captures entire communities as they share life together. Satan can gain entry if our paradigms do not line up with our Father's justice and love.
I may be communicating with people who have not considered that God really can shift the paradigm of an entire territory or I may be expressing my heart to people like myself who have been engaged in that calling and desire for years. Here is the beginning of it all -
"Only God is able but O how He is able!" Seeing and comprehending my place as a co-partner with Him has been a process of having my own paradigm changed first. I am still in process and stand amazed at what He is doing in my territory. We have seen two years of miraculous testimony!
When God moves to change a territory He comes to a people so that when they look into His eyes, they see their boundaries. "This region is where God put me." This is the first step for any transformer. I will stand before God with what happens in my boundaries. Wow! When this revelation penetrates my heart I buckle and bow because it is too big. Yet the change of mind many Biblical heroes had to make stands before us all. Is my weakness big or is God bigger? Will I fall before my weakness or will I worship Him? This is a foundational choice. God comes to a people who will worship and look at their territory through His eyes. There is so much that could be said here but we must worship Him above the obstacles and the injustices in our territories. He is above it all and the Most Trustworthy One.
As He comes to change His territories through worshipping, triumphant people, then He connects them. We are so blessed to be a part of the apostolic reformation! As one who has moved in prayer since the early 80's I know this is "that" we have waited on. Together we form a weapon of oneness! He has taught us to worship and enthrone the ONE who makes us ONE and then listen as He makes decisions from the throne. We just decree behind Him! We then allow Him to connect us with those who can take us forward in our territories and in our calling. I am thankful for those in my life at Glory of Zion, Chuck Pierce, Jim Hodges and Tom Schleuter, Falma and Anne to name a few. I felt we needing a commissioning to our region and Apostle Barbara Wentroble came to do this. That was a huge piece! For one thing, I need people in the war who tell me when I have spinach in my teeth or when my armor is crooked! Worshipping people are not afraid of adjustment correction because it is a key attitude in any army. This type of connection takes us into destiny.
Once His people are seeing His throne and His bigness and taking responsibility for a region, this becomes their position:
2 Chron. 20:12-13
12 O our God, wilt Thou not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on Thee." NASB
So, He looks for and finds worshipping people who will see their territory. He gets them aligned into a weapon of oneness and then...He gives them their first step! He may give it through a prophet or He may give it prophetically as we worship. The most important thing is that we allow Him to show us our first step.
After we were apostolically connected in my region we DID NOT have a method. Remember, that is a paradigm and we are looking for His. As we worshipped, Father spoke that we would see articles in the newspaper on how our river was being cleansed. Well, we knew that in itself would be a miracle because in most areas such as mine we do not admit anything needs cleaning up. Yet, in two weeks the first of the news articles was in the paper - "The Dredging of the River Begins"! Then we read of the other "cleansing" projects and we were on the move.
Doing what? More worship and listening! From this point on He led us into miracle after miracle.
I want to share at least one miracle to give example of how He moves. Anne Tate came to help us and after our meeting of worshipping and listening we were called to the night watch, which we did. At some point Anne shared how deliverance was effective from the curse of generational Masonic involvement by reversing prophetic symbols of the Masonic ritual. So, Holy Spirit drops and the next thing I know I am asking her to please come lead us in the deliverance of the whole city. Anne is a very bold person and so she went back (remember the connection thing) and after a time a "one people" knew this was right and so she brought a team to my town in Texas. We worshipped and we all went through the process of deliverance (your heart better be in line first!). Then we went to the city boundaries and did the deliverance process over an entire town! Listen, all I can say now is that within weeks the city decided to reverse hiring and pay scales and all sorts of things linked to the secret handshake of the Masonic and then it even got more miraculous! God had removed a dark veil over their minds and they saw the injustice of hiring and paying in the old paradigm. The model of the old was removed!
How does God move in a territory to change paradigms? He gathers a people who worship and listen and obey (same word in Hebrew). He makes decisions and we go say and pray His decisions and the demonic gets judged and the people's minds just don't seem to work the same way!! He is God.
He is also God over bacteria! Our river was polluted due to greed and wrong stewardship of the land. We were obeying God and dropping a plumb line on the city square when Father called our attention to the clock on the courthouse that had just been repaired. It had stopped dead still at 4:20. What was He saying? At a Texas Apostolic Council meeting I learned that 4/20 was Passover. After consulting the One we love, we rented a riverboat and worshipped on the river on Passover for over two hours with a very awesome sound. Within weeks we were told we had the smallest percentage of e-coli ever in the river. We knew this was a prophetic sign that He would cleanse our area and deal with the greed. He is!
I could recount so many miracles but let me just say the area is transforming. Racism is ending (our new leader of the ministerial alliance is a wonderful black leader), droughts have been defeated, injustice exposed, new covenants on the land, new freedom to worship and a very open heaven! We are not finished but we know WHO to follow and WHO does the changes. As He does them, we follow with actions that line up His changes. We have It is a new day because He forms new paradigms!
  • Read the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 and insert the name of your territory.
  • Meditate on Romans 8:14-18 and see your territory as inheritance.
  • Pray 1 John 4: 17-19. Pray this over your heart and ask God to deal with any paradigm that does not align with His bold love.
Merrie Cardin, via Chuck Pierce.

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Peter Wagner and Cindy Jacobs: 2010 ACPE Council's Word of the Lord for 2010

by C. Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs and more
Jan 21, 2010

This is the word given through a compilation of the prophetic releases and consensus of the ACPE. Some of the members include: Bishop Bill Hamon, Sam Brassfield, Harry Jackson, Rick Ridings, Greg Black, Will Ford, Mike Jacobs, Peter Wagner, Mary Glazier, Sharon Stone, Cindy Jacobs, John Sanford, Beth Alves, Gwen Shaw, and Doris Wagner.

There are differing variables that can affect the timing and/or coming to pass of these words:
1. All prophecy not contained in Scripture is conditional.
2. The timing of when the prophecy comes to pass may occur over a longer period of time than one calendar year. Some take many years to fulfill.
3. It is possible that prophetic warnings will cause either the person or nation to repent and so turn away the judgment prophesied. Biblically, this happened when Jonah prophesied to
Nineveh and the city repented, causing God to relent.

Key Scripture Passage for 2010:
"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place." 2 Corinthians

2010 is the year in which we will win. This is a year to triumph in Christ and diffuse the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

2010 is the year to wake up. It is time to wake up and see both what the enemy is trying to do and what God wants to do through us. This is a year when God will help us "see" in a supernatural way those things that we have felt like we could not understand.

The Year of the Wind
2010 will be a year of the wind. There is a new Pentecost about to be poured out upon His people who are hungering for more of Him. The wind of the Holy Spirit is going to blow us in the right direction and into the place that God wants us to be. We will see glorious manifestations of His divine power with signs and wonders.

Many nations will feel the impact of this mighty wind.
Indonesia will once again be swept over by the Holy Spirit, along with Thailand, Poland, North Korea, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Alaska will see a move of the Holy Spirit among the Native Alaskans.

New wells of revival will break out and many will drink from the wells of salvation.
Many will teach on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are going to need to see them all function in the Church in this day to fulfill our mission.

We will see a special increase of the word of wisdom. The word of wisdom is supernatural insight into what to do that will secure our future. The manifestation of this gift will be such that from one moment to the next we will have the plan or "road-map" on what we are to do for our future.

Third Great Awakening
We believe that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that came on
November 11, 2009, in Kansas City signaled the beginning of a Third Great Awakening that we prophesied would come to America and the world. November 11th was the day that the Pilgrims made covenant with God in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Many intercessors across the nation are crying out to God for the nation to once again become "a city set on a hill." If we continue to pray and call out to God, the nation will shift.

Many churches will wake up and evangelize the lost in their cities and nations. Thousands will be swept into the Kingdom through new "power evangelism" movements where people are supernaturally shown that God is real.
Churches who haven't baptized in years will begin to see many people come to Christ. Dead churches will become resurrected under the fire and power of the Holy Spirit's working and many lost will be swept into the
Kingdom of God.

Breaking Debt Cycles
Key Scripture passage:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me
to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." Luke

We felt that the Lord had given us an "eye of the storm" time period to get out of debt. In fact, as we discussed the many prophetic warnings about a second economic shaking, we felt that the Lord in His mercy had extended a period of grace to His people because many were not ready for another shaking.

Supernatural ability to get out of debt is being released. If you will start paying your debts, even in very small amounts, God will supernaturally get behind your efforts and help you get out of debt.

Eradication of Systemic Poverty
It is time to fulfill the first message that Jesus preached and bring justice to the poor. God spoke to us about social justice missionaries who are called to help eliminate systemic poverty. There is a marriage of righteousness and justice, and God will raise up those who are called to fight such issues as human trafficking as well as poverty.

The call will marry its mandate to win the lost to its justice mandate. Churches will begin to model taking care of the poor in their midst, as well as putting systems into place to help teach their people how to get out of debt.

Clash of Kingdoms
Just as the year before, the Lord spoke to us about the great "clash of kingdoms" taking place around the world—the
Kingdom of God and the empire-building spirit of Islam. Satan is on the march to build empires.

Be aware and watch and see what is around you. Home-grown terrorism will be on the rise. There is a move toward "civilization Jihad" around the globe in countries that have democratic rule.

Judgment and Testing
Key Scripture passage:
So Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, "Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance be examined before you, and the appearance of the young men who eat the portion of the king's delicacies; and as you see fit, so deal with your servants."
So he consented with them in this matter, and tested them ten days. And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king's delicacies. Daniel 1:11-16

Daniel and his friends were tested for 10 days, and then they had favor with the King. They were found to be 10 times better than the others. This will happen for those who are faithful to stand in times of testing. In the end, you will rise above all the others and advance.

Ten times words were spoken to stop Nehemiah's work on the wall. Do not be intimidated by the seeming onslaught of the evil one. Finish the task that God has put before you. God spoke to us over and over in our meeting that we are not to be intimidated in the coming season of conflict and testing.

Worship Activism
Key Scripture passage:
"And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: "Praise the LORD, for His mercy endures forever."
Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and
Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another." 2 Chronicles 20:21-23 

We will win through worship. It is the key to triumph! There is a marriage of worship and activism taking place where, just as in the days of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Church will march and sing.
New battle hymns will be written along the lines of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." His Truth is Marching On, and there is a call for biblical truth through worship.
Worship will break open the heavens, and young people will heed the call to be "musicianaries" and go to the ends of the earth to start 24/7 houses of worship.
Great joy will break out in the midst of worship as God "laughs" at His enemies through His people (Psalm 2, Psalm 149).

Great Conflict
For each Kingdom advance this year we will see the enemy "pushing back" and stirring up conflict around us. Do not be afraid of confrontation and conflict. Fight intimidation. Run toward the Goliaths in your life and remember that you are called to triumph in this year.

Activism will manifest as new armies of the Lord are being raised up. Find your place and let your voice be heard.

Over the next years in the United States there will be a new third political party that will arise. The Lord is preparing His leadership for this party that will come out of the citizens of the United States groaning under the corruption of the old guard. Many leaders are being tested and tried in the fire right now who will take leadership in due time, for it will begin not so much as a political party but a movement. The movement will become a party in time.

Season of Transition
This is a season of transition for the Body of Christ. For the
United States, it will be a time of transition for either good or evil. The nation is on the "cusp" of it remaining a civilization as we know it. It is up to this generation to see it go back to the original vision of our founders. A woman has to dilate to ten centimeters to give birth. The years 2010 and beyond will be a time of intense pressure, but will result in the birthing of many new things.

God is also going to rearrange His people for the coming days' work. There are some who will make sudden
geographic moves. Others will transition in their jobs and careers. There will be special grace poured out upon those who are obedient to allow God to reposition His troops. For those who are not making a move but are seeing people that you love make changes, God will also help you transition into this new season and send new help for you.

Transition into the new season, get your vision and house in order. Make sure that you are properly aligned for the new battles ahead.

Be Prepared
Key Scriptures passages:
Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13)
Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

Rearrange and "right-size" for victories and breakthroughs. Become more focused in your core purpose. Live a simpler life. Do not "hoard" what another person can use. This is the time to share and take care of each other. Make sure that the Body of Christ can arise with the call of the Bridegroom, as the five virgins who were ready.

We must begin to think more as a community than simply individualistically. Put your house in order and arrange for the next season. Mobility is the key in the Kingdom today. Many that are not "right-sized" will see the loss of buildings, lands, etc. If this has happened to you, God will help you begin again.

There is a season of pruning for growth. The pruning can, and at times will, seem painful, but trust that God is working all things together for your good.

Submitted by Cindy Jacobs on behalf of the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders

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For 2010 in the Northwest

So now rejoice, for this is a new day of favor, fulfilled promises, and blessings that are now coming your way from every direction. Those who have scorned you and have spoken evil of you, when you were only seeking to please the Lord, have now lost their ability to interfere any longer. It's now time to move forward and to walk more fully in the mantles that He has placed upon you.

You are now coming into the time of His habitation that comes through the unity of His Spirit. It is happening now, so do not miss your window of opportunity by focusing on your circumstances, but by faith now begin to walk above those circumstances into "a new day of new beginnings" with His favor resting upon you.

From Chuck Pierce, 
January, 2010

State of the Union

STATE OF THE UNION by Jason Hubbard with Tim McClellan
President Obama's first State of the Union address is coming up-sometime soon. The vantage point from heaven on this subject is probably quite different than what will come from Washington DC. Jason Hubbard's insights are stirring. Lets begin with insight from Tim McClellan, a mature and accurate prophetic voice who has been by Jason's side for years.
2010: Year of Weights & Balances
Tim recently had a dream and in the dream there were weight scales, tipping back and forth. On the left side, in wavering orange, was the United States as a nation. On the right side was the church, wavering blue and green and rainbow colors. The Lord showed Tim that 2010 will be the year of weights and balances for the United States, and for the church.  We are being weighed in the balance at this time!

State of the Union Address 2010
Jesus called his Father's house a "House of Prayer for all nations."
  But he also said that a house divided cannot stand.  As Jesus lifted up his eyes and prayed to the Father in John 17, "Father  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." 

As we peer into this glorious conversation between Father and Son, he tells us a key strategy for evangelism, that we would be one as He and the Father are one, so that the world might know, that the Father sent the Son, and that the Father loves them! 
In light of the fact that less than 2% of churches in America grew last year, we must ask ourselves, 'what are we missing?'  Jesus makes it extremely clear in this text that in order for the world to know the Love of the Father towards them, we must come together in Unity.  However when we look at the state of the union within the body of Christ today, we are not walking in this type of unity that Jesus was asking the Father for. So, what will it take for us to Unite and Ignite as fiery witnesses for the advance of the gospel in this region.  What's the strategy to help us get to that place? 
The Lord's Economic Plan
I believe that God has given us two primary things that I want us to contend for this year. The first is what David Bryant calls a Christ-awakening.  A Christ- awakening is defined this way, "Whenever God's Spirit uses God's Word to Re-introduce or Re-convert the people of God back to God's Son for all that He is!" 
It's an awakening of the heart of the bride of Christ, when God's people Return to Christ for all that He is!  It is a Bride's Revival, when we become so lost in love for Christ, so fascinated and exhilarated in His Splendor, experiencing the very  River of His  Pleasures, giving our all back to Him, and longing to please Him in every way.   
Jesus Christ is the wealthy one!  Paul says in Ephesians, "this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ," He is Rich in Mercy!  He is rich in Kindness!  Romans 10:12 (ESV) says, "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him."  As our hearts are awakened to the Riches of His Grace towards us, our hearts explode in love and we are drawn closer together as we are drawn to Him! 
Eph 1, the apostle Paul tells us that it is God's preordained plan and purpose to unite all things in heaven and on earth under His glorious Son. Christ Jesus would have his rightful place as head of the body and that everything would be built on the foundation of Jesus, the chief cornerstone , the Rock of the Ages!  As he says in Colossians 1:17-18 (NKJV), "And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the Supremacy (Preeminence)." 
He must be our Supreme Love, a love that trumps all other loves.  For many of us 2009 has been a difficult year!  The fire of God's love  has been consuming and removing everything that hinders his love from increasing in our lives.  He truly is all-consuming fire! 
"Brides Revival"
I believe we are the verge of an awakening and Revival in America of historic proportions, unprecedented in our nation's history! 
 It is time for the Bride to "Wake Up" and "Return" to Christ for all that He is! I believe this year his judgments will continue, but this will be our greatest hour.  As deep darkness increases on the earth, the Glory of the Lord will appear over his people.  As Jesus is lifted up, and we get our eyes off ourselves and onto Him, we will be drawn together in unity under the banner of God's Glorious Son!  

Love One Another
Our second strategy growing together in Unity is learning to love one another.
  I am convinced that all of us one day will be stand before Jesus to give an account for how we spent our lives on the earth.  The burning question will be this, "did you learn to love?"  If you and I were standing before Jesus right now, how would we answer that in our personal lives, in our families? How about the church in this region? 

Jesus taught us, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." 
The Father's command is that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, but the New Command of Christ is that love one another as he has loved us! (I John 3:23)  This New commandment is connected with the new Covenant.  The glory of the New covenant is that Jesus has taken up residence In His People.  The Spirit of glory is now living in hearts of his people!  We are his dwelling place on the earth today!   God has positioned himself in his new residence in the hearts of his people, so that in order to truly love him we have to love our brothers and sisters in Christ! 
As Jesus tells us in the parable of the sheep and the goats, "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matt. 25)  This doesn't refer to everyone, he says His Brothers. Why? Because he lives in them!  
Tea for the King
I remember the other morning, I was making tea for my wife.
  As I was putting the tea in the microwave and getting the tea bag, and her favorite mug.all of a sudden it dawns on me:  Jesus you live in my wife!  Not only am I serving tea for my wife, but I am actually serving tea for the King of the nations. 

This perspective changes everything!  When we see our brothers and sisters in Christ, if they are truly indwelt with the Spirit of Christ, we must treat them as if we were treating Christ himself!  Hebrews 6:10-11 (NIV), " God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them." 
As we get to Know Christ, his glorious riches, his mighty power, his stunning beauty, we must See this one whom we love literally dwelling in the hearts of his people!  As we grow in love towards Christ, giving Him the honor he deserves, in our worship and prayer night and day, lets' give him a  double squeeze by loving one another, laying down our lives for them, honoring them above ourselves, serving them, and praying for them. 
Galatians 6:2 (NIV), "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
"The Bride of Christ"
The other practical application is to see our brothers in and sisters as His Beloved Bride.
 Jesus bled for her, he fought for her unto death.she is the very delight of his heart.  She has been fit for King, adorned with the righteousness of Christ!  She is enthroned at his right hand, seated with him in heavenly places, indwelt with the Spirit of Glory. She is wife of the Lamb!  How then do we treat the Bride of Christ?  With the uptmost respect and honor, serving her as royalty, loving her as the One who belongs to Another: a jealous Bridegroom!  
The Lord's Health Plan for 2010
I truly believe that loving one another is one of the greatest strategies for establishing unity in the body of Christ.
  It brings us together, even when we have a difference of opinion about certain traditions or ways of doing church.  If we would see them as indwelt with Christ Jesus, it would bring us together, Baptist and Pentecostal, Arminian and Calvinist, Methodist and Presbyterian. 

I  believe this is the Lord's Health Care Plan for 2010 and beyond.  The health of the body of Christ depends on how we treat one another.  The body becomes sick, when we open the door for the enemy with gossip and slander.  The power of life and death is in the tongue.  That's why Paul tells us that when we come to the Lord's Table and celebrate communion with one another that we should examine ourselves, to  judge ourselves lest we be judged.  He exhorts  us to discern the Lord's body the right way, not only the actual body of Christ, but also rightly discerning the Lord's body, the church.  When we have a critical spirit, or an attitude of pride thinking that we are right and they are wrong, or when we wrongly judge our brothers and sisters, many can become weak, sick and dying prematurely. 
The opposite spirit of gossip and slander is honor.  Paul tells us to outdo one another with honor.  I believe  those in the charismatic church need to humble themselves and repent of pride towards there non-charismatic brothers and sisters, thinking they are more spiritual.  I believe our non-charismatic brothers and sisters need to repent of the cynicism and critical spirit towards there charismatic brothers and sisters.  The same goes for Reformed churches and Wesleyan churches, men and women, and fathers and sons.  We need the hearts of fathers to turn to their children and children to their fathers.   We are indeed One at the foot of the Christ!  As John Wesley would often quote, "In things essential, unity; in doubtful, liberty; in all things, charity".  
This next year, let's focus on coming together in the place of prayer and worship night and day, under the banner of God's Glorious Son. Let it be a "Great Return to Christ"  for all that He is. Let's cry out for Christ-awakening, from Washington to Washington, from coast to coast, from sea to shining sea!  And secondly let's grow in Love for one another!  Let's cast down the accuser, the evil one and raise up the Eternal Intercessor, the Lord Jesus! Let's create a culture of honor among the church in this region, honoring every believer and every believing church with the Love of Christ! 
" Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen." (Jude 24-25)

Our team for the Great Return prayer project includes Celeste Anderson, communications coordinator with International Apostolic Ministries (IAM); Jon and Jolene Hamill, cofounders of Lamplighter Ministries and directors of the Maryland International House of Prayer; Jason Hubbard, director of the Light of the World Prayer Center in Bellingham WA; Randy Demain, founder of Kingdom Revelation Ministries.

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You're Invited to a Party!

You’ve been invited to a party. This is a party of the Church, but it is not a church event. You’re invited to a celebration of the Church among the community, in the highways and byways of the community, the places where my children who don’t yet know my love are gathering. Wherever and whenever these lost children are gathered, that’s the place for my Church to bring my Party.

There will be some who don’t understand, who see the joy that you carry, and they interpret it in the light of the things that they’ve turned to, the crutches that they’ve used to create whatever joy or happiness they have felt. They will be drawn to My party, too.

When you go, go together. Go with leaders. Go with evangelists. Go with prophets. Go in community. Bring the community that is your family into the gathering places in the community where you live.

I have already been preparing my lost children for your arrival. They know what a party is, and they welcome more partygoers. And they already know that they need purity, and that they need to go to a higher level to find it, but the way to it is not known to them. So I am calling you to model purity: I am calling you to innocence, to humility, to vulnerability, to transparency among them. Do not come in among them with the trappings of a religious culture. Do not come in with a little clique, being near them but not among them. Rather open yourselves to them.

I am already drawing people to you, people from your past and from distant relationships. They have come at My invitation, to be drawn in. Family members, old friendships, lost relatives: expect to be surprised as I bring them to you in this place, in this context. Some of those I am bringing to the party have walked with me for many years, and have fallen. Some have never walked with me. Welcome them all.

Already, you will have noticed my anointing increasing among you, and my presence will continue to increase. Know this: I am calling you to stand. I am calling you to the party, but I am calling you to stand in my anointing, that you may be able to withstand the evil of the day, and that when you have done everything, you will still be standing, that your light will still be shining in the darkness, that you will still have your eyes fixed on me.

If you will join my party, if you will bring your celebration to the highways and the byways, I myself will bring to you a radical anointing for evangelism, for signs and wonders. But hear this warning: some will not welcome that anointing, having been offended or become fearful, and should they decline to receive that anointing, they will also decline to welcome my presence.

So hear my call. Come to my party. Come in purity, in humility; come with open arms, and welcome the ones I send to you, and I will be among them.

In December, 2009, Denise Hayes had a dream rich with symbolism, which she submitted to a prophetic team for interpretation. This is not the dream, but the interpretation of the dream.