The Eye of the Needle

"I have brought this people together this night to make unto you a choice...
You can minister unto men...or you can minister unto the King...

I stood among the sons of men, strong and tall. My heart was filled with enthusiasm. My life was given to the purposes of God.

Upon that day, I said to the Lord, "I will do mighty exploits in the name of my God." The Lord came unto me and He said, "What is it son of man, that thou wouldst have?" I said. "Lord, if I could only be among those who play sweetly upon an instrument and who sing well in the house of the Lord, then I would do great things for my God."

The Lord came to me and He gave unto me the desire of my heart. He stood me among the sons of men. He let me play and He let me sing. I saw the day when the hearts of men were moved by that thing that the Lord had given unto me. After hearts of men were moved, I stood back and I said to myself, "Now I will be content for I have been able to move the hearts of men." But in my secret hour I bowed my head before my God and said, "Lord, Thou hast given me what I asked for but my heart is heavy. I have a longing for something more."

He came again unto me in the night season. He asked me again. "Son of man, ask Me again the thing that thou wouldst have of Me." I said, "Lord, I see men bowed by burdens low. I see hearts that are broken. I see sadness and discouragement. Oh, give me the power of the spoken word that I might speak the word and their heart" will be delivered." The Lord came unto me and said, "Son of man, I have given thee the things which thou hast desired." With great joy, I marched before the people of God.

In my youth and in my enthusiasm, I spoke the Word and men were delivered. I spoke the Word and their hearts were made whole. I knew it was to bind the broken hearted and to pour in the oil of joy for mourning. While men were praising Him and glorifying His name, I went back to my secret chamber. I bowed my head in sorrow. I said, "Oh my God, Oh my God. I am not satisfied." He came again unto me and He said, "Son of man, what is it that thou again desires of Me?" And I said, "Oh my God, give me power in my hands that as Thou didst do, I might lay my hands upon the sick and see healing flow." He said unto me, "It is done as thou has commanded."

God healed the sick. I went to the nations of the earth and I saw the sick raised from their sick beds. I saw pain and suffering go away. I was rejoicing as 1 went to my secret place. I bowed my head before my God. 1 said, "Now, my God, I will be satisfied for Thou hast given me that which I have desired." No sooner had the words come out of my mouth when the heart within me began to ache and cry .I said, "God, I do not understand this. Again my heart is sad." I said, "Lord, will Thou just one more time give me the thing I ask of Thee?"

He said, "It is done." I said, "God, I desire to go against principalities and powers, the powers of the wickedness of this world in spiritual darkness in high places." He said, "Surely I give it unto thee. Now go." So I went and the Lord allowed me to go into dens of iniquity and holes and dives where men hide from the light because of the sin and evil that is upon them. There was a day when I saw demons cry out at the very presence of the power of God that rested.

Then I went back to my secret place broken. I said, "God, I have asked Thee for all that I desire and still my heart is not satisfied. Nor do I feel that I have touched the thing that Thou hast called me to. In my youth I had expended myself with all the things that my heart had desired"

Then one more time a gracious and loving God visited me in the night season. He said, "Now - what is it that thou dost desire?" In brokenness of heart, I bowed before Him and I said, "God, only that thing which Thou dost desire to give unto me."

He came unto me and said, "Come with Me and I will take you on a journey." He took me past my friends. He took me past those with whom I had come into the house of the Lord. He took me into a desolate place. He caused me to go into a place alone in the wilderness. I said, "Oh my God, Thou hast cut me off from those I love. What art Thou doing unto me?" He said, "I take thee to the place where all men must come if their heart's-cry is to be fulfilled."

At a certain hour, I bowed before a gate that is called, "The Eye of the Needle". There before the eye of tile needle I heard the voice of the Lord say, "Bow low." I bowed low. He said, "No, lower." So I bowed lower. He said, "Yet lower. Thou dost not go low enough." So I went as low as I could go.

I had upon my back my books of learning. I had with me my instruments of music. I had with me my gifts and abilities. He said unto me, "Thou hast too much, thou canst not go through this gate." I said, "God, Thou hast given me these books. Thou hast given me these abilities." He said, "Drop them, or thou dost not go." So I dropped them. I went through a very small gate that is called "the eye of the needle." As I went through this gate, I heard the voice of the Lord say, "Now rise to the other side." As I rose, a very strange thing happened to me. For lo, the gate which was so small that I must lay aside everything was so wide I could not fill it. As I stood in the presence of the Lord I said, "God, what is this thing that Thou hast done unto me for my soul is now satisfied?"

He said, "Thou hast come through the gate of worship. Now come up to the circle of the earth and I will show, thee a great mystery. I will reveal unto thee the thing that I am doing among the sons of men." The Spirit of the Lord caught me away. He took me to the circle of the earth, higher than the eagle flies, beyond where the clouds can rumble, beyond where the sun shines or the moon finds her path. There at the throne of my God, He said, "Look down upon My people."

I saw strange things. I saw my companions gathered around a very small gate. I saw them wringing their hands and crying. They were saying to one another, "God hath given us these instruments of war. This sword is my sword and I will work against the enemy. I will bring the enemy down. I cannot go through this gate, for, if I go through this gate, I must put down my sword. God has called me to be a warrior and therefore, I will not do it!"

And I heard another one say, "Me? Lay down my instruments of music? Lay down all that God has given unto me, just to go through that silly little gate, to be nothing but a bare man who comes out on the other side stripped of everything? I cannot do this thing!" I saw them as they stood aside in their pride, afraid to bow themselves before a very small gate. Then I saw again, as the Lord brought me closer to the gate, I saw a man bow low, laying down everything that he had. As he came through the very wide gate on the other side, his instruments of music were there. His sword was there. His books were there. The power was there.

The Word of the Lord came to me, "Go now and tell this people before you, I have given unto this people extreme talents and much ability. I have called you who are instrumentalists to play. But I say unto you this night, if you do not come through the very small gate, which is the gate of worship, and bow low and lay before Me thineinstruments, thy talents, thy abilities, thy vision and thy power, thou shalt always be among those who will only be able, to minister to the hearts of men and bless the hearts of men. But there is a gate open in the Church in this hour, which is a very small gate. Through that gate only men who are worshippers will go. These men will lay their talents before their God. These men will say, 'God, we will be worshippers.' Through that wide gate they will come. As they come through that wide gate - hear again the Word of the Lord - they will arise again on the other side, not to minister unto men, but to minister unto their God.

"I have brought this people together this night to make unto you a choice. You can minister unto men and I will cause you to sway the hearts of men with your talent. Or, you can go through a very small gate and while making new worshippers, you will minister unto the King."

A prophetic word/vision given by
Charlotte Baker in 1981
Worship Symposium, Dallas, TX
via Timothy Johnson at Latter Glory Ministries

I'm posting this word now, as local prophets have seen similar things in recent days. I believe God is speaking this word afresh to the Pacific Northwest.

MorningStar Prophetic Alert & Call to Prayer

Introduction: This is a call to prayer from a reliable intercessor leader, about an issue that would affect the Pacific Northwest as it affected other areas of the region. We've shared the with a handful of prophetic intercessors in the Northwest and we're getting confirmation back.

A brief word of explanation: when God reveals the enemy's plans like this, it's as if He's saying, "This is what is planned now. Do you approve this, or will you change these plans?" (Refer to Genesis 18:16-33 for another example)

Please join me in changing the plans.

As the Lord gives you additional insight, please feel free to forward it to northwestprophetic(at)

For your prayerful consideration...
"Dear Friends of MorningStar,

In the last twelve hours, four intercessors have contacted me regarding prophetic alerts of violence and/or war. This actually fits in with other alerts that have come in separately, including one last week that had "global impact."

We are not sure where this pertains to, but there is a common theme of being asleep or not prepared causing injuries.

The Lord has raised up this network for such a time as this. Please pray and seek the Lord, and if He shows you anything, please share it with me. I will put the pieces together so that we can pray more effectively.

If there is anything I know, it is how powerful this combined force is! Do not underestimate the power of our praise, prayer, intercession, declarations, and decrees. We CAN avert danger where ever it is planned. Whatever is in the heart of God, we CAN bring it forth in the earth.

So, let's stir ourselves up in our most holy faith and avail ourselves to the Most High God that we may be His watchmen, His gatekeepers, and His warriors. You know your post. Run to it now.

I bless you and pray that the God of peace will saturate you with His peace and that His authority and dominion will prevail over the plans of the evil one. Remember who you are in Christ, and who He is in you!

Tracy Schellhorn


The confirmations are rolling in concerning this alert of brewing violence and/or war.

Please keep seeking the Lord, and continue to pray. There is more to this puzzle, and even more I'd like to share, but for now let's officially consider our alert level raised.

Something is brewing, and the Lord wants us to know about it. Let's find out what He wants us to do about it.

Tracy Schellhorn

An Evening Of God's Presence In Tonasket

[Tonasket is located in Okanogan County, Washington, east of the Cascade Mountains and bordering Canada. Highway 97, the historic Cariboo Trail, starts in Northern British Columbia and passes through Tonasket on its way to the interior of Northern California.]

On Sunday night February 21, 2010 our church youth group decided to dispense with their normal mix of activities and have a night of only worship. Our adult leaders only attend the youth meeting occasionally, but several of us felt compelled to attend this night.

The worship team (they also lead us on Sunday morning) started on a high level. While the youth were being drawn into an atmosphere of worship in the presence of God, I found myself led to go off into a corner to pray.

Immediately I felt a sense of outrage in my spirit regarding the domination of religious attitudes in our rural community, and how religion holds captive many people who would otherwise seek a deeper walk with God. I was led to prophecy against religion's strongholds in our area, whether it named itself Christian or Secular or Pagan, and to declare freedom to all God's people. It was an intense time of declaration that lasted several minutes.

I suddenly felt a release from the declarations, and became aware of the worship for a bit. In a minute or two I found myself drawn to another intense time in my spirit, this time regarding the many prophecies and visions regarding revival in this region, including The Coming Flood prophecy ( Two prophecies I had spoken about the region that have come to pass came to mind (the opening of the gold mine; the record salmon run), as well as the various prophecies spoken about Tonasket being a Gate.

As all the various prophecies and visions were reviewing in my mind, I found myself telling God, “The signs all seem to be in place and the confirmations are so sure. Why hasn't this prophesied revival come?” The answer came quickly: “It only takes one person to proclaim it.” I took that as a challenge from God, and began to prophesy a flood of revival to sweep from the far Northwest in Canada down through the interior of Washington State and into Oregon and beyond. I was naming specific regions one by one, and God kept challenging me to proclaim revival “Farther north! Farther north!” when I tried to stop a couple of hundred miles north of the US-Canada border. I could picture the Northwest Territories region of Canada in my mind.

When I turned my attentions to the south, I asked God where this flood would end. He told me “Redding, California. Bethel Church is prepared to be a catch basin for this flood. They can distribute the waters of this flood worldwide.” I saw a vision of an angel standing over a large basin, like a laver in the Temple, except that the land itself was the laver, polished to perfection. I remembered how I thought, on my first trip to Redding, that the area seemed like a large bowl surrounded by mountains.

For several minutes – time seemed to stand still – I prophesied revival over the interior Northwest from the Northwest Territories to Redding, California. Through the Okanogan Valley of BC and Washington, down through Central Oregon and down to Redding. I asked God about natural signs that might accompany the spiritual flood. “There's not enough snow in the mountains this winter for a flood,” I said. God replied that the natural manifestation would be an uncommon flood that didn't come from the mountains but would rise up from the earth.

When I was finished, it felt like waking up, and I rejoined the worship. The manifest presence of Holy Spirit was evident and tangible. The youth were praying over each other, and some were quietly weeping overcome by joy. At that point Josh, 19, the worship team's bass player, who loves to worship but does not like to speak out in public, stepped to the microphone and boldly told everyone “God's here! His presence is filling the room. But one of you is resisting! Peel away the layers of your heart and let the light of God's love fill you.” As he said that, the presence of God in the room became much more evident. Josh fell to the floor overcome by Acts 2 inebriation. Other youth who are leaders prayed for him, then for others in the room. Manifestations of the touch of God in the young were spreading: laughter, weeping, dancing, Acts 2 inebriation, prophesying.

When this happened I had an overwhelming sense in my spirit that God had led me through a time of doing enormous things during my earlier prayer time. This sense of awe was like nothing I have experienced in God before. I was overcome by an awareness that through my prophetic declarations God had just unleash the mighty revival that has been the subject of prophetic declarations and visions for years. The sense of awe was overwhelming to the point that I began to cry with deep sobs and a stream of tears that soaked my face and beard.

After several minutes of crying hard, leaning against the back wall, I sat down. I felt spiritually and physically exhausted. Just then Christa, 13, came and sat down next to me. First she prayed for me, then said, “There's an angel here. I can see it. But I don't understand why.” I told her that God directs prophets to look deeply into things and to ask questions. So she excitedly ran back to where she had been.

While she was looking and asking, I inquired as well. I asked God for the angel's name. The answer was immediate: “The name of the angel is First Things. This angel is required to be here so it will witness the beginning of this great revival.” Again I was overwhelmed by awe and began to cry again.

In a couple of minutes Christa came back, excited. “The angel says he is a revival angel. It said 'You called me here, now use me.'” I told her what God had told me. A couple of minutes later she shared the revelation with the group.

The Next Day

On Monday I took a phone call from Lee, who lives in the region and walks in an apostle's calling. He was calling to fill me in regarding the previous Saturday's five-fold potluck which I had missed. (We have occasional gathering in Okanogan County of fivefold leaders who are pressing into the current move of God.) He told me the following story from Saturday's meeting, then I told him what had happened to me over the weekend.

Lee said:

A couple who were originally from this area served as missionaries for years. When they returned to the US they regularly hosted missionaries who needed a place of rest or were just passing through. One of these visiting missionaries had been in Russia for several years. While touring Siberia, this missionary found a group of Christians who for several years had been carrying a strong burden to pray for global revival. The missionary asked them if they knew if God was indicating where the great revival would start, and they said yes. One of the locals brought out a globe, and someone put their finger on the globe where they said God was showing them global revival would start. The finger was on the Okanogan region of Washington State and British Columbia.

Lee also told me that a pastor in the area has been feeling stirred in his spirit regarding the Northwest Territories of Canada. He feels God is doing a mighty thing there.

Randall Newton
Tonasket, Washington, USA
February 21, 2010
Co-Leader, Tonasket Assembly

Anthrax Warning

Bob and Bonnie Jones released the following on May 6th for prayer:


Pray for this nation to be safe from anthrax and other poisonous terrorism. Pray that the terrorists be caught immediately. Pray that anthrax not be able to cross our American borders or airborne parameters.

Tighten your tent straps!

From their website.

I don't usually favor publicly distributing prophetic words that are foreboding in their predictions. This word, however, focuses on a call to prayer, not on describing alleged forthcoming calamity. Public distribution of a call to prayer is appropriate.

Word For The Church In The United States Of America

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1&2 (NKJV)

God is saying there have been those in the church in the United States of America that have been faithful. God is speaking first to those that have walked with Him and not wavered. He is well pleased that you have walked in holiness and stood for the things of God when others would not stand. You have not wavered over years of trials and tribulations and the Lord is pleased. God has raised you up to teach the younger generations to stand in the storm and they need to be taught not to waver but to stand strong.

There are those that have come back to the Lord and have had time away in the world. You have come back to me broken. God is saying, if you will repent of your sin, He is faithful and just to forgive your sin and He will yet use you to build His church. The key is to come back now and repent of your sin.

There are those that are apostolic and prophetic parents that have been sowing into the church in the United States and seeking to see the church arise and be all God has called her to be. Continue to pray for Divine strategies on how to minister to My church effectively, remembering that you must sit first at My feet to have fresh food to give out to My church. It is time with Me that will be well spent in the days ahead. I am raising up a church that will stand in the storms of life. You have seen the result of tornado's recently and the devastation they have made. I say to you that the enemy seeks to make havoc in the lives of My believers. He seeks daily to kill, steal and destroy and you must fortify yourselves church, in the Word and prayer.

Church it is for you I died and I am calling you to come higher. To do so you must take a stand for righteousness and fear not those things which shall surely come to pass. You need to be fearless and come together in love. You need to put aside the sin that so easily besets you and run the race with new diligence. I am calling the church in the United States of America to repentance and to run the race with diligence. I have not found your works perfect before Me so run that you might obtain a crown. You must pray for leadership and those that are in authority over you that you might live a quiet, peaceful and Godly life. You peace depends on your intercession. Pray that I raise up intercessors in My house. Pray for My church to submit to authority and honor it for I have established it in My Word.

Authority is established by Me for My purposes that you might live in peace. Learn to die daily to your own desire that I might live in you.

Apostolic and prophetic parents will raise up children that will take My Word to the Nations of the earth. They shall come from within the United States as well as the other nations of the world but I say to you that there are those within that have skills that My babes need to learn. Teach them that they might go and do likewise and sow into the nations of the earth. Be diligent to protect these babes in Christ for they are yet young, many still in the teens that will take the message of the Kingdom to the Nations. Pray and cover them that the enemy will not touch them or take them out before their time. Pray for Israel and My church in the United States needs to stand with Israel regardless of the cost. Remember that you were engrafted into the vine and do not forget where you have come from. I am calling My Church in the United States of America, to repentance, to put aside the sin that so easily besets them and to run the race with new diligence. Fast and pray and join with Me in this end time battle for the souls of men. There is a harvest to be brought in, so put aside the difference My beloved body and go forward together.

through Patricia Hamel
April 26, 2010
This is not specific to the Northwest, but it has prophetic relevance to the church and the move of God in the Pacific Northwest.