Bob Jones, Rick Joyner: 2012

Bob Jones and Rick Joyner speak about what they see coming in the year 2012.

A quick summary:
  • It will be imperative to be anchored in hope (Rom. 15:13), and not allow the enemy to steal our hope, no matter what. 
  • Wisdom is returning to the American Church; She has returned to take over the Father's business. Knowledge + experience = wisdom; knowledge + wisdom = understanding. Wisdom is coming to bring new levels of understanding of the times. This understanding will enable us to know the right decisions to make and people will follow us. 
  • Remnants are coming forth to be guides for the entire body of Christ; to show us what the Father requires. One thing He requires is love. 
  • Your place in heaven depends on how much you learned to love. The only foundation that will stand is the one built on love. 
  • It is a time for repentance; repenting for putting things, people, and even circumstances higher than God. We must spend more time loving the Lord than working for Him. 
  • Lets learn to love Him and work alongside Him, because the Harvest is coming.

Elvin Gladney: City Gatekeepers.

This is a video of Elvin Gladney speaking to pastors, on the topic of the City Church. In this case, Elvin, from Seattle, is speaking to the city church of Portland. 
This is an extremely powerful prophetic word, but it's different enough that it requires some introduction. Elvin is declaring a Kingdom view of the Church in a region; it's a remarkable change from how the church works now. 
  • If you're a leader, a mentor, an influencer in the Body of Christ in your region, listen with a mind to learn from a mature apostle. Let's live, let's work for the Kingdom of God in the region, more than (not instead of) the local congregations. 
  • If you're an intercessor, please pray for the leaders, the influencers in your region, that the Church in your region will grab ahold of the vision for the Kingdom of God in their community, more than (not instead of) the local congregations. 
Something is happening in the Portland area. God is stirring something in Portland, targeting Portland. Pray for the move of God in Portland. Pray for the City Church in Portland, and in your own community.

This post is clip. If you have difficulty playing the file, click on the post title (Elvin Gladney: City Gatekeepers) to watch it online. Note: this is a long message: just over an hour and a half. It's worth the investment.

From Timothy Johnson of LatterGlory.
You may want to consider the NewYear's conference in Portland: Discerning The Times

Open Doors Lead to New Rooms

John is a Northwesterner, and has a beautiful description of the transition we're now experiencing, here in the Northwest. -ed.

Delta Doors
It has been 22 months [at the time this was written] since the Lord visited me with the strong message about "Delta" and "Doors." You may have noticed Paul Keith Davis' newsletter for August 2011 that was titled A Day of Open Doors. I find much encouragement through the revelations and writings of Paul Keith and I've noticed others have had "door" revelations in the past year. Still, my spirit has not been entirely at peace about this "door" message.

Passing through doors in the spiritual realm does not produce a change in circumstances without first producing a change within us. Doors represent transition. Transition is movement and movement often produces insecurity as we move from one balanced step to the next. In transition we often first pass through our expectations of what we think the change should look like. As the nature of change is to change us, the first thing often required is our expectation of what change should look like.

Let's go back [several] weeks to the pivotal time of Rosh Hashanah. There was much spoken of and prophesied about this season: earthquakes, huge changes in church as we know it, etc...

Two Things to Understand
Some prophetic words have a Kingdom (spiritual) realization but their manifestation on this plane is delayed.

For example, I believe there has been a significant change in "how America does Church." That change presently is the Kingdom realm – the spiritual realm – and may not be visible and demonstrated until a cataclysmic event sets it off. The stage has been set, but to say the change has occurred would be like inviting thousands of people to a concert a week before the musicians arrive.

The other thing to understand is the limitations of our linear, Greek-style of thinking.
As American Christians we are hard-wired to believe that events occur in a rational sequence. B follows A, four follows three, and any change in the Spirit is simply an extension of where we have already been. We seem to equate spiritual progress with job promotions. But to do this is prophesying from our tip-toes and can lead to dangerous speculation. Where we are presently is not someplace the Body has been before, nor it is a mere extension of where we were. The Lord's idea of progress is not the same as ours.

Open Doors Lead to New Rooms
Imagine a large, beautiful house. You have dwelt in this house for a long time. Your favorite room has become your "living" room. You know how the light enters the windows during certain times of the day and seasons of the year. You have a favorite chair or couch on which to rest and you've decorated the walls with symbols of desires, values and memories. We have a particular room like this. It contains our wood stove, a brick chimney and wood box, a handmade bookshelf with a few hundred books, one La-Z-Boy chair, a couch, and rocking chair. On the walls are a number of pelts – bobcat, wolf, coyote and badger – a buffalo skull, a European mount of a whitetail buck, an L. A. Huffman print of South Sunday Creek, a framed Ezra Riley book cover, two framed Wally Badgett cartoons, and chaps and spurs hanging in a corner.

It is a comfortable room and very Western. It reflects who "we" are, or more precisely, who I am. Imagine as you sit in your comfortable room that you suddenly notice a door you'd not seen before. Curiously, you rise from your comfort, crack the door open, and peer inside. The new room is dimly lit, so you enter to take a better look and the door closes behind you.

The door is stuck hard, but not locked. If you truly want to return to comfort it's possible, but an inner compass settles and centers you. You look about the new room. To your senses, there is not much here to like. The room seems very bare and the shades on the windows are drawn, making the room almost dark. But you do notice the floor is hardwood and the ceiling seems higher than normal.

The room and its atmosphere is very clean as if prepared beforehand, but you desire more air and light. You pull the curtains back and open a window. There is a view before you that you've not quite seen before. It's your yard, your place, but from a different angle. The light and fresh air brings a warmth to the room and you see that the floor is even more beautiful than you'd thought. It glistens in the sunlight.

What this room lacks is a personal touch. The foundation and atmosphere reflects His handiwork, but the walls are bare. You must personalize this room with your sanctified values, dreams, desires, and memories before it is fully yours to occupy. But there is no rush to do this.

And the room is strangely silent. If you put your ear to the wall you would faintly hear prophetic voices describing "new seasons" and "new doors" coming from the room you'd just left but the voices now seem dim and hollow. They don't speak to you now.

The room needs music. But not any music. Not yesterday's music. It needs a music from within that you've never heard. The new room calls for a new response. You sense you have arrived at a deeper level and somewhere here is a new sound of worship. Something more fulfilling, more piercing and authoritative, yet, softer and sweeter than any sound you've known. As the sound grows in you it seems tangible, like a cloud of energy hungering for release. It is so large and so enlarging that you wonder if you can birth it and still live.

You are impressed to sit, relax and wait. Busyness alone won't enhance this room, in fact, mere busyness would degrade its atmosphere. This is a room where patience is embraced and where patience embraces in return. Peace is here. Its presence is close. You sit in the new room not knowing what comes next and not caring. We are impressed to simply sit on the floor. Relax and wait. Busyness won't change this room.
We must sit, wait, and allow our eyes to become accustomed to new light. This is where we are in the present season of new, open doors.

John L. Moore

via the Elijah List.

Assorted Northwest Prophecies

I ran into an online gathering recently, where a group of prophetic folks were prophesying blind over the various regions. ("Blind": They were prophesying without knowing what region they were prophesying to until later.) This happened without my noticing it, and at the same time that God was speaking to me to look to the "no name" prophetic voices instead of just the "name brand" prophets. I love it when God's word is fulfilled so quickly.

Here's what they saw as they prophesied over the Pacific Northwest as a region.
  • You shall be called "White as snow". You will get a new name "White as snow".
  • Beloved, I am going to give you a new heart. Your love for me is strong and your zeal for my name is great. Yet there are many amongst you who do not know me and there are many amongst you who have let go, who have dropped their desire for me (Picture of a hand holding the mooring rope of a boat, which just opens its fingers and drops the rope). My heart yearns for them. I love them too much to let them wander off into the abyss. Bring them back to the fold. I am going to give you a new love for the lost. Wash their feet, heal their wounds, offer comfort to the lost and food to the hungry. Your love for the lost will extend beyond your boundaries.
  • It has looked like a mess. like God has forgotten..or did not anwser prayer..but the Lord has been putting things in God's was stirred up and looked bad..but there is healing in the stirred up waters. That is when God is working the most to put things in bring healing to the land.. Don't look at what you see..look through spiritual eyes and see my healing taking place and putting things in my order.
  • The voice of influence reaching those in high places. Transformation from earthly minded limits to Holy Spirit empowered potential.
The group also prophesied over Portland, Oregon as well. This also was blind:
  • Hear my voice says the Lord..I am calling out to you..It is a time to awaken..a time to wake up and rise up...a time to hear me calling out to you. I am saying Awaken and hear my voice.! Behold I stand at the door and knock and if ...any man hears me and opens the door ..I will come in and sup with him.! 
  • It is time to take a step of faith and estbalish the new wells of my salvation. The Lord is pleased that you have opened the wells that were once covered over (you worked hard at this) - but these waters are now "still". HE will direct you to the new wells - in fact, you won't have to labour over it - tap the surface and the "fizzy" water will spring forth.
  •! You are birthing. So much promise and hope. A place of much faith! You have many leaders coming forth to lay great foundations. Very apostolic in nature. God has called you to go where others have not gone and he has given your area many promises. I keep hearing patriarchs. We ...know that Abraham went forth without question, Isaac was the promised son that was birthed from faith after years of waiting... There have been some Ishmaels that have been come forth that attempted to hinder god's progress, but this will not stop the blessings of god. Though they will need to be dealt. This will come through repentance. You have also wrestled with god just as Jacob has. You know your identity now. You know who you are and what god desires for this area. There has also been a season of Joseph... The church turned against it's own. Those that were called of god were locked away and hidden. Now the king is calling you forth. You will be needed greatly in this hour as you will have the answers to the famines. God is unlocking the strategies and giving your area wisdom in the days ahead.
Also spoken (again, blind) to some places within Portland, which I am interpreting as part of the heart of God for Portland:
  • There will be a shift in the spiritual atmosphere, a spiritual rain and tongues of fire. Renewing the churches.
  • Religious control, huge potential - the tools for great and powerful blessing are all there but stifled by a Religious spirit. One majoy dominating religious 'authority'. Once this is broken you will receive an outpouring of God's endless love, healing, miraculous signs.
    It's not something you are aware of. You've accepted the practices for so long that it seems normal, usual. There is a pocket of people who are starting to see with spiritual discernment. Continue to pray for spiritual discernment. Pray for your spiriutual leaders, do not feel bitterness towards them.
  • In this new season I will pour out my blessings upon you..You will see the blessing bring new life to your land. Some areas were dead..will come to life, some areas were lacking..will have abundance,...some areas were neglected..w...ill be tended too. In this new season..there will be a blessing upon you and it will bring change to you..the blessing will cause things to be put into my order and change will come.!!
  • A land full of buried springs, of lost wells of oil, dripping with your destined inheritance... it will spring forth out of the earth again to cause justice to reign once more in the land...I will rain down my blessing, and console you, O lost and weary land, once blessed with plenty, bewildered by the lack of peace in the land, watch as once again I will be your provider, and listen, and as you hear the lion roar once again from zion, and watch, as rivers of living water flood the land once more....all my promises are waiting to be revealled.... be still and know that I am I am..
  • The church has a call for influence on the political and social realms to deliver communities from wrong mindsets, policies and leaders that do not follow Christ. Small things can have global impact when anointed and directed by God. Do not be afraid little flock, the son is arising with healing and deliverance for the people, keep calling forth that which is to come; the Kingdom of heaven on earth. Matthew, the taxman turned disciple, changed from an earthly economy to a heavenly one.
    This book begins with the roots of Jewish heritage down through the generations. It ends with the commission to disciple all nations to the end of the age. Re-open the ancient wells. Bring the past mantles into the present.
    We proclaim transition – into a new day for the church in this area, supernatural economy, a change of favour towards God’s people.  Mission and influence extended to other nations.
They also spoke to Longview, WA (across the Columbia River from Porland, OR), again blind:

  • You will speak truth to many. I am calling you to speak truth and cause things to change all around you. As you speak truth you will cause the atmosphere to will cause circumstances to change and things will happen. You will send conviction to many hearts that will repent and come to me. Speak truth and do not back down from it. Your truth will cause many things to happen for my bringing in many souls, which is my joy.!! Speak truth and fill my Kingdom.!!
  • The Christian heritage of saints gone before is not buried, prayers of past generations are still active, the stand up and fight in the name of the Lord because what God has done can be done again.  At the same time remember that revival is not about repeats as in Elisha doubling the Elijah mantle, but that there are new untried foods for the body of Christ, beware of those who say God does not do anything new. God has a recipe, a blend of the former anointings appearing in new clothes, part of the same Holy Spirit. He comes for a new generation, what has work for the old times, is not the perfect will of God or his strategy for now.
They also spoke to the Tumwater/Olympia, Washington area, again blind:
  • You have been going through trials and tribulations but know you are birthing in my will says the Lord. The trials and tribulations will make you stronger and more dependent upon me says the Lord. I am is with you and bringing you through. I will make you to shine again.
  • Coming out of the place of where you came from,you are not in bondage anymore. God is giving you gold, silver, jewels.blessed are you going out to the promises of God. God has a land flowing with milk and honey for you,no more giants in the land. For the Lord your God is with you.

My Vision of the Lord Jesus Christ

by Tommy Hicks

Editor's Note: This is an older word, and one that does not specifically address the Northwest region (though the content has application to us in the Northwest as much as anyone else). A few days ago, at a gathering of prophetic folks in the Northwest, Holy Spirit brought this half-century-old word back to mind. Consider this an old word being renewed in the Spirit, and being spoken specifically to us in the Northwest.

On the morning of July 25, 1961, at 2:30, I received a vision from the Lord, that has entirely revolutionized my whole life and ministry. It seemed as though I had hardly gone to sleep, when this vision came before me, not once, but three times. Oh, wonder of wonders when again on July 27 this vision appeared. In each instance, the details were identical.

Suddenly in the vision, I was standing with the full view of the whole world before me. From out of the heavens came great thundering and lightning. Accompanied with the phenomena, came a voice, a great voice, for it was the voice of God.

My face was turned toward the North. With a great flash of lightning covering the entire earth, I looked down and beheld a massive form that appeared like a huge Giant. I was amazed as I saw the Giant cover the earth. Its feet seemed to reach to the North Pole, and its head extended to the South Pole. The arms were dramatically spread from sea to sea. Again with another great flash, I saw that this Giant was alive, and yet strange to say, struggling to life. I said, "Oh Lord, what does this mean?"

This massive being was covered with debris and seemed to be fettered. As I viewed this being, it began to quiver, then almost go into convulsive gestures. As this took place I saw thousands of strange creatures. Every time the Giant would quiver, they would withdraw. However when it ceased to move they would return. I was definitely made to know what these creatures were. They were instruments that had bound the body of Christ through the ages.

Suddenly the right hand of the Giant came up. I heard a loud voice like a roar of thunder from heaven. Then his left hand was raised, and as I looked, I saw its hands extend into the very heavens. Then very slowly, the Giant began to rise, and with the giant hands, began to cleanse the debris from off its body. I saw it rise to its feet, with hands outstretched to heaven. So great that its hands were in the heavens, while one foot was in the sea, the other was on the earth. I trembled uncontrollably, never before seeing such a sight.

Presently, the sky was filled with clouds, heavy clouds, but lo they turned silver, until from the very silver clouds there came liquid drops of light and power on the form of the Giant. I watched intently, I saw the Giant melt to the earth itself, as though it was being poured out from heaven itself. The form had seemed to dissolve and now in its place I saw millions of people. I cried to the Lord, "What is the meaning of this?" A voice so clear and vibrant said plainly, "I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army, which I sent among you."

As I listened to the voice and watched the multitude of people, from the clouds came great drops, like liquid light, this majestic heavenly substance made everyone it touched lose their identity, and their identification was JESUS. I saw no barriers, no denominations, nor sects, but the transcendent glory of heaven that rested upon these people compelled them to lift their hands in praise and adoration.

I watched to see who this company was worshiping. At that point, I saw a great white figure come out of the clouds, pointing His finger to one and then another. It seemed that He was giving directions, for as He would point, they would go, some to the east, some to the west, and in each direction. I could see them marching through cities, towns and villages, come through deserts, forests and jungles. God is going to have a perfect Church. He is going to have a people that are so endued with power that it will not be an exposition of self, but it will be Christ in them, the hope of glory. I saw these people pass through the fire, unburned, cross rivers as though there was no water there, they crossed oceans with ease, escaped persecution as though a hand transported them from their surroundings.

In spite of wild beasts roaring, being attacked by men with swords and weapons of war, nothing seemed to hinder them. They moved over mountains, and down through valleys, they moved like the hart skipping upon the hills. Their faces shone with the countenance of Victors, they were conquerors.

I hesitate to tell this part of the Vision, because it was with great trembling, I received this portion of the revelation. I saw the man, clothed in white, point with a scepter in his hand. Again there was pouring forth from His hand this that I call "liquid power." As soon as it would touch the person, he would have his hands bathed and dripping in the same heavenly substance. Upon receiving this anointing they would walk into Hospitals, through the streets, into the Institutions, and on and on, marching throughout the length and the breadth of the land. I could hear them saying, "According to my Word, be thou make whole." As the liquid power flowed from their hands, each one they touched was instantly healed and made whole.

I saw people transported in the Spirit from nation to nation. I saw them going to Siberia, to Africa, to Canada, and to the ends of the earth. I saw them literally lifted up and placed by the Spirit in the respective countries.

Then I heard a voice, not a thundering voice this time but a voice that was low and beautiful as the murmuring of the waters. This tender voice said, "My little children. I have given unto thee my treasures. You are mine, you belong to me. I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Now my power shall be IN YOU. The gifts that I have given unto thee shall be made manifest to a lost and dying world. I am going to restore to thee all." These people arose in the power of this great commission. I saw them cross oceans, go through fire, face persecution, and lifted by the Spirit and transported to many places. They were being placed where God wanted them, they were being put in the places where God was going to visit His people. They were prepared and already equipped.

I realized that this whole panorama picture was the demonstration of the Kingdom of God through those who follow Him. I continued to see a stream of people marching, healed, blind eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped, literally millions receiving the power of this great manifestation. It seemed so "Fluid" in its operation. There was no exaltation of a man, simple words were constantly repeated, simple but profound, "ACCORDING TO MY WORD, BE THOU MADE WHOLE."

As I watched, it seemed as though days formed into weeks, until months and years seemed to slip away, and in the midst of those who received the fullness of God's visitation, there were also those who withdrew. I could see the anguish of their faces, the price was too steep, retaining of the identification meant too much to them. They refused to march, and eventually slumped away. The price was more than they could bear, they eventually slipped out into the darkness of the night.

To speak of the following instances leaves me weak with the glory and power of the tremendous finale. The days, months and years seemed to slip by as I beheld the celestial scene. Nevertheless, it all happened in a short time, possibly just a few seconds, who can tell? No tongue could adequately tell the glory and the splendor of the formation of this angelic host. In a moment, just a twinkling of an eye, the graves of the saints had become as a plowed field and the saints from all ages, from the seas, the mountains, the deserts, from every imaginable place, gave up her dead, and rose in power and majesty, to be absorbed into the great Giant. No debris covered this great being now, it was clothed in heaven's majesty, glorious shining garments, so brilliant that it would make a million diamonds look dull.

Everyone was in a state of perfection. Again I heard a great thunder, and I turned to behold the most repelling sight human eye can witness. From the heavens above, poured forth the vials of wrath, and wrath of God. It seemed that the wrath and justice of God were wrung out as drops of unspeakable anguish and suffering. The Christ rejecting peoples of the earth had their cup filled.

Once again my attention was drawn to this glorious body, as I heard again the voice, even as thunder crying, "BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH. GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM. For He is the Lord of glory. Lift up your heads oh ye gates, be lifted up ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in." Then as though the great Maestro of heaven had given the sign, a mighty volume of harmonies, heaven's harmonies pealed forth like music born on the wings of a heavenly dove. The music was clear, vibrant, rich and resonant, it was heaven's music, the song of souls set free. They were singing a new song, and what I thought to be accompaniment, now became clearer, stronger, it was the voice of the Bride, many voices but one voice singing the Song of Moses and the Lamb.

As I listened, I suddenly became weak, and yet even the weakness was my strength, for I had been in the presence of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. I was filled with an unspeakable surge of the Spirit to go tell all nations, press the battle to the front line trenches of the lost and dying world.

Folks, the Kingdom is here. The very power and Spirit of the Kingdom of God no possessed me, I knew it was the revelation of the King in all His Kingly authority. I could see that the Lord was showing me that the Kingdom of God was coming into view. This was the revelation of the Kingdom of God coming to man. The very spirit and power of the Kingdom so gripped me, I felt like one caught away to the third heaven. Daniel saw the everlasting Kingdom, no power in the world will be able to destroy this Kingdom. Once again, I saw this body now being lifted into the heavens. At this point I awoke. The vision repeated in the same manner three times again. Each time perfect in detail. From that moment to this, these words have rung through my soul, HE'S COMING SOON!

This was reprinted from Pacific Northwest Prophecy webpage, by Dave Bodine. 

David Hogan Speaks to the Northwest

Last week, David Hogan contacted the Northwest's own Dead Raising Teams, and asked if he could come speak into the move of God in our region. David is an apostle and evangelist in eastern Mexico (for more than 30 years); he and his team have planted more than a thousand churches. Together, they have seen more than 500 people raised from the dead.

Over the course of 4 sessions, David speaks "comfort, edification, and encouragement" to the church, and then he goes well beyond that starting point. Here are the audio files from that conference.

Session 1:
Session 2:
Session 3:
Session 4:

Note that this is more of an "apostolic word" over our region, rather than a traditional "prophetic word." 

Depending on your connection, your browser, and its settings, you may be able to stream these sessions, or you may need to download them & play them from your computer. 

From David Hogan, Freedom Ministries.

Proclamation of Elvin Gladney over Seattle and Cascadia Region

Proclamation of Elvin Gladney - 2008-02-22
Over Seattle and Cascadia Region
At the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Latter Rain Revival
Monday February 11th, 2008 at St. Luke’s, Seattle

I was born and raised here in Seattle. I’ve been watching a lot of changes in Seattle. I’ve always had a heart for the city. When you’ve been born and raised here and with a lot of new people, it has not been quite the same. Jim (Watt) was asked a question about the barriers and the blocks to the City Church (and it’s something that Jim & Marie have talked to me about)... something we’ve prayed about… wondered about… speculated… but tonight, if you’d stand with me…

Seattle has a destiny. God chose that destiny… Seattle didn’t! Many five-fold leaders have come from other regions to speak to the destiny of Seattle… but it’s different when people that are here speak it… It’s OK for others to come in and say what they’re going to say but they don’t live here and eat here… sleep here… work here… go through the day to day things… whereas most of us here I believe are…

But for those of you here tonight, if we will collectively unify corporately and make some declarations, I think things will happen…

One of the first things I want to declare – you see there has to be and there has begun already – a fundamental shift in the foundation of churches. This is a very difficult task because what it means is that there has to be (according to Jim Watt, my papa, I call him) a willingness of the agendas of man to be laid down for the agenda of God.

So Lord, we declare tonight over Seattle and the Pacific North West and the Cascadia Region (including Spokane, Vancouver, BC, Portland, Seattle/Tacoma, and Victoria, BC) that You are raising and have raised up a people who will embrace Your agenda and release their agenda to You. And Lord, we believe tonight as we declare this thing… we’re going to pray (like the man said) there’s a great mountain that needs to be conquered in Seattle. And so, Lord, like Caleb said, “Give me this mountain!”

Where the giants live… Lord, there are giant circumstances in the way of a city church but we’re going to declare tonight -- Lord, give us this mountain… our heritage and our destiny… our inheritance. The revival is tied to occupying the mountain… So Lord, tonight we declare over this place that the mountain shall be ours! Because it is not a work of man but a work of the living God… We make that declaration tonight!

Lord, we also declare and we thank You even now that this very night has been a key to a transformation of the people who have been here. Lord, there were people who were here last night and people who are here tonight not just by circumstance but by divine appointment. Therefore, Lord, all of us are going to be catalysts… as intercessors… as prayer warriors…and as prophetic ministers to pray in what Your agenda is… until there is revelation, through worship, in every church that would bring Your Church together.

So Lord, tonight we also declare a fundamental shift in worship all over the Cascadia Region. Angels would begin to fill every worship house. Your Spirit would fall on every worship leader. And the Holy Spirit would take full control. And where man’s plans have come to plan an event, they will be released to the plans of Heaven. Lord, we declare that tonight… that You would take over the meeting… You would take over Sunday morning… You would take over Sunday night… and that people would be enveloped with Your presence as the worship goes forth…

And Lord, we also declare (as Marie also said it) revelation would come as the angels and the Holy Spirit descend on houses of worship all over this city… all over the North West… revelation would come (just like it did on Jim).You spoke those words to him… 64 years ago! Before it ever started to come to pass and You told him he would be part of something… Lord, You said to Seattle, “You’re going to be part of something!”

As a matter of fact, it was prophesied that the revival coming out of Seattle would get the world’s attention… and that we would be a prototype city for all the other port cities around the nation… Lord, we also declare this thing to be true! We’re going to take the prophetic words and we’re going to declare them and we’re going to pray them until they begin to come to pass! And so Lord, develop Your prototype! Use us, Lord! Start in us tonight! Transform us tonight! Give us revelation tonight! Let us be houses of worship… every one of us – individually! Set us free!

And Lord, in every church that’s represented here… we would go and we would be a catalyst in that church for change and reformation. We declare that tonight! Wherever we go… whatever body we belong to... as we worship You… You will honor it, Lord, and begin to come into that house… and You will bring revelation and understanding… and people will begin to move towards Your will, Your purposes, and Your agenda… and we thank You this very night for the shift… the shift… the shift… not only in the Heavens but in the natural… that we are about to see!

And Lord, we declare Seattle a Jesus-City! We declare Seattle a Kingdom City! We declare Seattle will have a city presbytery. You have spoken it, Lord, and it shall come to pass! In Yeshua’s Name. In the Name of Jesus! Amen.

At the close of the two day celebration of the 60th Anniversary Celebration of the Latter Rain Revival, host Father John Roddam felt led to have apostle and prophet Elvin Gladney come forward. Elders present formed a Presbytery and ministered to Elvin with the laying on of hands and prophecy. Then Brother John asked him to prophetically make proclamations over Seattle and the Pacific North West. This is that proclamation. 

Arise and Shine

by Ted Hansen

I am very encouraged with the news of God’s increasing kingdom in the midst of shaking times of the nations. In a time of blowing winds, storms, droughts, and melting heat God is moving in a powerful way. We are the princes and princesses of God’s kingdom who fix our eyes upon our righteous King! When the world is blinded by the blowing winds and doesn’t know what to believe, we believe in the One who loves us. In a time of raging storms and the actions of men are those of preserving self, we are being empowered for acts of love and are being anointed to sow more seeds for the multiplication of nobility. In a time of drought and the thoughts of men are inspired to make hasty decisions affecting the generations to come we are growing in the imaginations of our hearts to know the strategies for the life of the generations to come. In a time of melting heat when men lose their focus and they become people of stammering speech, we take on the life giving influence of God’s testimony to the unfolding generations of tomorrow. We are a source of God’s inheritance in the earth!

The center of the universe is not hinged upon a revelation of mankind. A revelation of how good God is and how much He loves us is pivotal for knowing the basis of all life! God is good and He loves us! This is the core of life! The core of religion chooses to see a vision of bad people who need a Savior. The core of life is that although people are bound to sin and deception, God is good and He really loves us! We are in a grassroots revolution of God’s love!

I am stirred by the Prophet Isaiah’s words:

Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” “For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you.” “Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

I believe that these words are prophetically relevant for this moment and hour for the church in the nations. We are in a grassroots revolution and Christ is calling His body to arise with the testimony of light!

I recall a vision that I had three years ago while in England. I saw a woman standing on a horse in a field. She appeared to be standing with a horse under her. The vision was vague as to whether the horse suspended the woman’s feet or she was standing on the ground with the horse beneath her. The wind was blowing violently. The horse was making sudden moves of its head backward as the wind blew and the woman would turn her head in like fashion as the horse turned its head. The nostrils of the horse were flared and emotional expressions of human reaction could be seen in the horse’s facial features. As I recall the vision I could see the emotions of human strength in the face of the horse and the strength of muscle in its neck. Each sudden turn of the horse’s head caused a sudden turn of the woman in the same sideways to backward motion. This happened four times repeatedly. I thought to see the color of the horse and tried to focus on the horse, but the vision would not allow me to focus on the horse or its color. What I thought to be of importance was not the focus of the vision. Then I saw the woman face the winds head on and she stood tall upon the horse and the horse dissolved beneath her as she stood. The woman’s head was no longer turning for she was fully facing the wind as it blew. I could see that the woman was rising in a glorious posture with a firm stand upon the ground. The woman’s face became radiant and her hair was long and waving like golden wheat. It streamed backward as the wind blew and looked to flow with the wind like waves. Her body and the appearance of her face became radiant, like the sun. The brightness of the light didn’t allow me to make out any features of her body, but her face was clear in complexion and she had a focus of anticipation and expectation in the expression of her eyes. I could now see that the field was a field of wheat and it too showed rhythmic patterns of waving in the wind, but there was no sense of despair. The field looked endless in every direction around the woman. There was only a sense of great glory, peace, and even destiny. I heard the Lord say, “If my church will call what the world calls ‘winds of change’ – ‘WINDS OF DESTINY’ – her finest hour is at hand. She will rise up as the life-giving womb of God in the earth and there will be a great harvest and her glory will be awesome!”

We are the body of Christ and it is time that we rise up with the Holy Spirit of life! We are the life-giving womb of God in the earth and the treasures of heaven are being birthed in a grassroots revolution of love among the nations of the earth. We are being empowered by One Lord, One Faith, One Submersion, One God and Father, One God Above All, One God Through All, and One God In All (Eph. 4:4-6). This is the testimony of the manifested nobility of Christ. A King rules righteously and it is time for princes to rule justly in the earth (Isa. 32:1-4). If we fix our eyes upon the King we will not turn our heads when the winds blow, or the storms come, or the drought is in the land, or the heat is melting the hearts of men. We must be the people who know that God is good and He really loves humanity! When men are crying out because things are bad and they need a Savior, we must be the womb of God that reveals that God is good and He really loves them! This is a grassroots revolution of love!

Who are we as the body of Christ? We are a spiritual house for a spiritual priesthood and we are anointed to make spiritual sacrifices to God. These are sacrifices of love to the one who loves us. Our empowerment is not based upon a command to love Him, but upon a revelation of how much He loves us (Heb. 5:12-14; 6:1-3; 1 Pet. 2:9-13).

We receive our life through a revelation of His love. Our future is secure because the procreative area of our body wears the belt of truth. The belt of truth is not a measure of good and evil, it is a revelation of God’s love. He is good and He loves us! We have been granted repentance from dead works, because we are a chosen race of born again creations and we are alive to God in Christ. We are being empowered for works of life through the evidence of faith. We wear a breastplate of righteousness and our actions of acts of love from our hearts. We have faith toward God. We are a royal priesthood offering sacrifices of faith toward the One who loves us!

We have the testimony of life through a submersion in God’s life-giving Spirit. Our feet drip with an anointing that testifies of the good news of our peace with God. Though we walk upon this earth, we live in the house of God in His heavenly realities of life and there is no gap between Him and us. We are continually experiencing a change of culture and lifestyle by a submersion in Christ. We are holy nation in Christ!

We have been given the authority of life through a submission one to another in Him. We move forward beyond the opposition of every fiery distraction with a shield of faith as God’s ministers of life with the giving of life through the laying on of hands of the corporate body of Christ. We have been given the life-giving authority of being God’s own special people as ministers of life to the world in which we live!

We have the power of life through the manifested evidence of His presence. We wear a helmet of salvation and we know that there is no God above our God. We stand in the power of the resurrection of the dead and have the victory of life in all things. We are a people of praise and are no longer bound to the testimony of days ending in darkness for we live in the in the increasing Day of light!

We have the communion of life through His eternal Sprit made known in His body. We have been given the eternal judgment of eternal life. We were not a people, but now we are the people of God. The testimony of a love for God and a love for people is a life expression in our mouths as a sword of the Spirit revealing the community and communion of the sanctified ones in Christ. We are bringing the community of heaven to the communities of the earth through the life-giving expressions of Christ in us!

We have the inevitable increase and perfection of life in Christ. The awe of God is empowering to pray in the Spirit. The power of perfections is being granted to us through the evidence of prayer and we will know one God in men as a people who have fully obtained the mercy of God!

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.”


Ted J. Hanson

Ted Hanson is an apostle and prophet, based in Bellingham, WA. While this word is not specifically to the Pacific Northwest, it comes from the NW, and it speaks to issues God is discussing with his servants the prophets in the greater region. 

Five "Hot Pockets" in the Nation

This is a transcribed word of the Lord prophesied at PMI Glory Institute in Chicago, Illinois on February 13, 2011:

I hear the voice of the Lord! I'm telling you, I hear the sound of rain. I'm seeing rain in the desert. I'm seeing rain where it never rained! I'm hearing the sound of Heaven. I'm hearing the majesty of the King, and I hear Him saying, "Grace! Grace I will pour out unto you. Grace I will give you. Oh Church, rise up in grace. The throne of grace is open to you."

I see the waters filled with diamonds. I see a flood of the walls of Heaven. I see the breath of the Ruah of God. I hear the sound of exhale from Heaven. There's an exhaling coming from Heaven. And God will say to His people, "My Son is sufficient for you. My Son is sufficient for you." I hear the Son. I see the Son looking at His Father. He's saying, "These are the children of the Most High. What shall We do to bless them this day?" The Father smiles... He exhales!

I see flames, I see arrows, and I see frames... many frames. Like picture frames. People are about to get visions. For where there's been no vision, the people perish. "But I am about to say to the seer that has not seen, 'You will start to see with a new vision.' I'm about to say to the speaker who has not spoken, 'You are about to speak with new dimensions of authority.'"

"I Laid Down My Life For You, But You Must Pick Up My Life"

I was awakened this morning, and I was taken up above the earth. I was in this atmosphere where there was a crust on the atmosphere. I heard the Lord say, "Look into this." As I looked into the crust I saw a blister and it burst. I saw what really did not compute to my own understanding. I saw dollar signs come out. I saw houses come out. I saw people come out with rags on.

There's a blistering about to happen over the nation. The ceiling has been burst. The debt has been burst. "And I say to you, oh Church, it's the finances of the Church that will save the nations. For upon the visitation of your gift that you give unto Heaven, that will be the release of grace I send to the below. The blister is not pretty, but those who have given will be taken care of, and those who have must take care of those who have not. For I am calling My Church, I am calling My people to be givers like never before. I love you so much," says the Lord, "that I came into this earth, dispatched from My Father. I laid My life down for you. But you must pick up My life, Church. You must pick up My essence, My being, My Presence.

"Where is the promise that you gave unto Me? says the Lord. "Where's that promise you gave unto Me?" says the Lord. "I cannot be threatened by your promises. For many times your promises have been in vain.... out of your own will and out of your own imagination. But I tell you a greater glory is coming, and when it comes your promises that you give to Me will be the promises that I have released to you. For I am wiping away the backsliding." Come on, somebody! "I am wiping away the fear. I am wiping away the word 'no,' and I am giving you yes, yes, yes, yes!"

Five Pockets in the Nation from Hollywood to New York

There are five pockets in the nation. Their pockets are deep. Their pockets run deep into the earth. They are firmly rooted in this earth. But I tell you, their heads are in the clouds. These five pockets – one pocket is Hollywood. I tell you, Hollywood has its head in the clouds, living in the imagination of God. So Lord, we break the perversion off the imagination. We break the perversion off the imagination and we release the truth of God in Hollywood.

There's another pocket, pocket two, that's in New York. There's a group of people that are in New York that have been praying to see My glory. So Lord, we speak to New York, and we ask You, God, to release the truth in New York. Where is the witness in this house?

There's another pocket, pocket three, and it's in Georgia. The state of Georgia is carrying a deep pocket. There are signs, wonders and miracles in Georgia. People will start flocking to Georgia, and it's going to move over into Alabama. It's going to go into Tennessee, and it's going to go... Oh, thank You, Jesus, it's going into South Carolina, hallelujah! It's coming up through Ohio, it's coming into Indiana, and it's going through Kentucky, and it's coming into Illinois. Chicago will be a place where God's glory will be made manifest! God will move from the region of Chicago! That is a pocket! Chicago, you are a pocket – pocket four!

There's another pocket, pocket five, in the upper west coast. Its face is toward Canada, and its feet are toward America. I am saying to you from this region there will be a great revival! It'll be birthed from this region! All hail King Jesus! Go west, young man; go west, young woman! I'm telling you, God is raising up a band of people from the northwest area of North America, and there is going to be another pocket of revival where miracles, signs and wonders, miraculous healings and many are raised from the dead!

And the Lord said, "I'm going to teach you how to laugh at the Lord's enemy when he comes up in your face! You're going to laugh at the Lord's enemy when he comes in your face, and your laugh will be the flood I will raise against his house." Ha! Ha! Ha! I see the flame of Yah. I see this flame, and it's filled with the color purple and the color blue. I'm about to release into this assembly a spirit of revelation. There will be a destiny! You will begin to revelate in your sleep, you will begin to revelate on the TV, you will revelate on the computer, you will revelate talking. All of a sudden you will say, "I don't know where that came from," and you will know that it came from God because it is glory! It is God's Word.

A Spirit of Revival is Coming, But It's Not What We're Accustomed To

I see a spirit of revival, but it's not the revival we're accustomed to. I see many diving back into the Scriptures. I see revelation – revelation coming forth from the Scripture. I see a whole new wave of glory coming. I hear Him say, "I'm about to unfold another mystery. I'm about to give you another key to the Kingdom. I'm about to give you an audience with the Majesty."

I see a lion. He is huge. I hear the Lord telling me that he's 20 stories high, and he's walking across the land. He's been in Egypt. He's been roaring in Egypt, and he's walking into Israel; he's getting ready to walk into Israel, and he's going to raise his face to the sky. He's going to roar! He's going to roar in Israel! The line that has been drawn by the Blood of Emmanuel's veins between the United States and Israel will not be broken.

"But if a nation of people, not the land, will humble themselves and pray, I will give you the land, I will change the land, and I will change the atmosphere, because the framework is coming in." Come on, somebody! The framework is coming in! The framework is coming in!

EDITORS NOTE: I believe the framework spoken of here to be the proper alignment and coming into rank and file of the five fold ministry. Especially the apostolic and prophetic foundation, framework, skeleton upon which the Body is built.

"I have set boundaries. I'm beginning to set new boundaries. I'm going to tell you, the sky's the limit!" Glory to God! The sky is the limit! Sing the chains are gone...

My chains are gone, I've been set free,
My God, my Savior has ransomed me,
And like a flood, His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace.

Praise God! Hallelujah! Hallelujah for grace! Grace, grace, grace, grace! Hallelujah, glory to God! Come on somebody, praise the Lord!

Theresa Phillips
Chicago Prophetic Voice

Bob Jones: Preliminary Shepherd's Rod 2012

Bob Jones discusses some of the revelations he's been hearing for 2012:

Bob brings a number of prophecies for the church. He teaches about the coming civil war within the church and within each of us. He points out the need to worship in spirit and in truth instead of with our mind.

Bob Jones on 2012 from Northwest Prophetic.

The Great Tsunami: A Spiritual Tsunami is Coming!

This word is not from the Pacific Northwest, and it is not specifically addressed. But we in the Northwest have been hearing God speak about tsunamis for some time. This is consistent, even confirming, to the previous words that we've received.
Rick's application is particularly appropriate: "One of the most important things that we can do to be positioned to catch the wave that is coming is to come to know the gifts and ministries of the Spirit that we are called to walk in, and begin to walk in them. We cannot accomplish what we must in these times without every part of the Body doing its part." -Editor

In 1987 I had a two-and-a-half-day prophetic experience in which I was shown a panorama of coming events that I wrote about in my book titled, The Harvest. Most of what I saw coming has now taken place, but the biggest event of all, the harvest that was at the end of the age, has not. It is now approaching.

Jesus said, "The harvest is the end of the age" (see Matthew 13:39). This will be the greatest ingathering of new Believers in history, greater than all the previous ones combined. In my vision, this came in two great waves. The first wave was the largest up until this time, but it was only the ingathering of those who were called to be the laborers in the coming even much greater one.

This first wave began shortly after I was given this vision and lasted for almost twenty years. During that time more people came to Christ around the world than had come to Him in all of history up until that time. Some estimates were that an average of almost four hundred thousand people a day were coming to Christ during its peak. There were countries where people were being born again faster than they were being born. Hundreds of millions came to Christ in Africa, South and Central America, and Asia.

Though this wave hardly seemed to touch North America and Europe, they provided many of the evangelists and workers for the other great revivals around the world, and their time is coming. I then saw a period of relative calm before the greatest of all moves of God began. We are near the end of that time and are about to be hit by a wave of revival like the earth has never seen before.

The Magnitude of the Harvest

When a tsunami is traveling across the oceans, it is barely a discernable ripple in the water, but when it approaches land, it begins to rise fast, sometimes to a height of several hundred feet. In minutes, a calm sea can rise up and sweep away everything in its path. Even though it may seem that we are in a spiritual calm now, a spiritual tsunami is coming, and we must prepare for it.

The biggest problem virtually every church will be facing is how to handle explosive growth. In the vision, I saw small churches of less than a hundred people adding a thousand new members a week at times. Of course, this happened on the Day of Pentecost, and then there were other days in which thousands came to Christ in a day. Even with a dozen apostles personally trained by the Lord, there was stress caused by this. Pressure points gave birth to new ministries such as the deacon. The infrastructure of church life that this produced is still the model that works, and we need to return to its effective simplicity to handle what is coming.

I saw churches that grew so large that they started renting football and soccer stadiums in which to hold their services. At times, hundreds of thousands would gather in parks and huge outdoor meetings just to hear Bible teachers to pray and to worship. Not only were whole cities coming to Christ, but also entire nations were coming so that the state itself became like a large church.

A few years ago I decided to watch the news for several hours a day for a week to determine what percentage of stories could be considered good news. During that time I did not see one good news story. They were all about problems, crises, disasters, and suffering. This was during the time of some of our greatest economic prosperity. Now it's worse. However, change is coming. When this next wave hits, the news around the world is going to be dominated by good news.

We will see events like hundreds of thousands of people gathering spontaneously for prayer and worship, becoming the biggest news stories of the day. News teams will be following apostolic teams and evangelists like they do politicians and business leaders now. Much more is happening now than most are aware of, or that is making the news, but when the Lord "suddenly comes into His temple," it will be the news, and the whole world will be aware of it.

There will be individual newscasts from secular networks that will cause more to come to Christ than Christian networks have in their entire existence. This is not to negate what has been accomplished by Christian networks but rather to stress the impact that this revival will have. We will go through a period when the news of the great things God is doing will crowd out just about all other news around the world.

Both the Welsh and the Azusa Street Revivals made front-page news around the world repeatedly for nearly two years. That was just a foretaste, a seed being planted for what is to come. The coming move of God will in some ways be a composite of many of the great moves of the past, but in one basic way it will be different—this will not just be a move of God, but it will be God moving.

This is not just semantics, because every true move of God is at least initiated by God, but He will bless many things He will not inhabit. His manifest presence will be so great in what is coming that people will not chase after individual truths, or acts of God, but they will be after the Lord Himself. He will be the conversation, not just what He does. This is a move that will lift up Jesus. When He is lifted up, all will be drawn to Him, not just to doctrines, projects, or missions, but to Him.

Doctrine certainly has its place, and there is a great need for sound Biblical doctrine to be imparted to all new Believers, and for all other Believers to build stronger foundations on His truth. There is a need for projects and missions that are His will, but "the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing," and the Main Thing is Jesus. The true apostolic Gospel was Jesus: "They preached Jesus and the resurrection from the dead." Jesus will again be the Message, and it will be what He is doing that gets the attention.

What is coming is the return to the apostolic Gospel. The Way is a Person. Truth is a Person, and if we don't know that Person as our Life, then we don't really know the Way or the Truth either. He is coming to take His rightful place in His Church. When He does, the Church will be profoundly changed. When Jesus becomes our desire as He should be, the Church will become the ultimate society on the earth that multitudes will be streaming to. There is no greater adventure than the true Christian life, and there is nothing more boring than religion. Religion is about to be displaced by the true Christian life, and the great adventure will supplant institutional religion.

Catch the Wave

We are coming to the most exciting times in history, but this is also a warning. If we are not prepared for what is coming, we will be victims of it. This coming worldwide revival will also be one of the biggest challenges ever. Moves of God are often referred to as waves in history because a wave is an accurate metaphor. For a surfer, there are few things as thrilling as catching "the big one." However, if you're casually strolling in the surf and the big one catches you by surprise, you will likely eat a lot of sand and drink a lot of salt water. Revivals can do the same thing to churches and ministries that are not prepared for them.

Riding a wave is not possible unless you are positioned right to catch it. To catch a wave, you must discern where it is going to break. Then you must position yourself in the right place. Then you have to begin moving in the right direction when it comes. Though it may seem that everything is quiet right now, we need to be getting prepared for what is coming by getting into position and be ready to move in the right direction as it comes.

The most important thing that we can do to get into the right position is to recover and strengthen our first love—Jesus. We all signed up for Him, not just good teachings, or a better way to live, though we do get those too. There is nothing on earth more contagious than a person who is getting closer to the Lord. Those "who have been with Jesus" are going to start standing out as never before. We only have true spiritual authority to the degree that we are abiding in the King, and the leaders of what is coming will be those who are the closest to the Lord.

What is coming will be far too big for any human leadership or strategy to control. Only the Captain of the hosts can lead this one, and He will. It is not just hearing the words of the Lord as much as it is hearing the Word Himself. The main strategy for what is to come will be to know His voice and to obey Him. He will be giving personal direction to His people. This is why we are told in Acts 2:17-18 that "in the last days" when He pours out His Spirit, the result is dreams, visions, and prophecy upon the old and young, male and female, which obviously includes everyone. This is because we are going to need this kind of guidance for what is to come, and He is going to give it to us as He always has for those who would seek Him.

The coming move of God will be the greatest challenge we've ever faced but also will be the greatest time of our lives. These are the times that even the prophets of old desired to see. The Lord has saved His best wine for last, and many who are reading this will witness the greatest move of God of all time.

It is right to appreciate the honor of living in these times, but it is also right to treat it as the great responsibility that it is. To whom much is given much will be required, and this will be a time when much work must be done. Even so, when we are yoked with the Lord, we will find rest and refreshment in our labors as we are told in Matthew 11:28-30:

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."

You do not put on a yoke to go to bed but rather to do work. However, there is no greater rest and refreshment for our souls that we could ever find than being yoked with the Lord in His work. There is no job or profession we could ever have in this life more fulfilling than doing what He created us to do before the foundation of the world. This will be life on a level more exciting and fulfilling than most have ever known. Even so, knowing and abiding in the rest of the Lord will be crucial for all during this time. As much work as there will be to do with so many coming to the faith, we must not fall to human striving. Striving is counterproductive in the work in the true work of the Kingdom.

He Is Supernatural

We were created to have fellowship with God Who is Spirit. Because of this, there is a deep yearning for the spiritual, the supernatural, in every human being. Many cover it up, but we can never be truly fulfilled or at peace without this spiritual fellowship with God. As Jesus stated in John 4:23-24:

"But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

The Apostle Paul said that if we are at home in the body, or in the natural, we are absent from the Lord (see II Corinthians 5:6-9). We should be more at home in the spiritual realm than we are the natural because the "new creation" is born of the Spirit. This too is going to become a reality in what is coming. Then extraordinary miracles become common, and even the "greater works," such as speaking to mountains and having them plucked up and moved, will be done to prove that the Word of God is true.

The true Christian life is a supernatural life, and this will be a reality in what is coming. However, that we will be seeing such miracles also means that we will be living in times when we will need those miracles. Everyone will be in either continuous awe and wonder at the great things the Lord is doing, or in continuous terror at what is happening in the world. The Apostle Paul said in Acts 14:22, "Through many tribulations we must enter the Kingdom of God." This is true personally and for the whole world. In every trial there is a door to the Kingdom, and in the ultimate trial of the whole earth, the whole earth will enter the Kingdom.

The good thing is that the tribulation will not last, but the Kingdom will. For those who are staying close to the Lord, they will hardly know that they are passing through tribulations. In a prophetic experience, I was once caught up and found myself standing in front of a radar screen on a warship, with the Lord Himself standing next to me. There was a blip on the screen coming straight at us, so I called for the ship to turn 90 degrees. The ship turned, but the blip on the screen remained right in front and coming closer. I called for the ship to turn again, with the same results. I then braced for the impact, but the blip went away and nothing happened. I then asked the Lord what had happened. He said the blip on the radar screen was the great time of trouble. He said that it was coming and there was no way to avoid it, but if we stayed close to Him, we wouldn't even feel it.

For those who are walking in their purpose, even the great tribulation will be a minor event. There will be far more attention on what Christ is doing than on what the antichrist is doing. As we read in Isaiah 60, at the very time when darkness is covering the earth, and deep darkness the people, the Lord's glory will be rising on His people. Then, as we see in verse three, the nations will come to the glory. The light wins! We do need to know the devil's schemes, but true security comes from knowing what Christ is doing, and uniting with Him in His purposes.

As we read in Daniel 2, at the same time all of the kingdoms of men are collapsing and becoming like dust, the Kingdom of God is growing, and it will keep growing until it fills the earth. Those who are obeying His command to seek first His Kingdom (see Matthew 6:33) will experience never-ending increase. Those who are seeking first the things of this world will experience increasing troubles. Every coming year this distinction will become more pronounced. It is time to put the Kingdom first, above anything else that we are pursuing.

One of the most important things that we can do to be positioned to catch the wave that is coming is to come to know the gifts and ministries of the Spirit that we are called to walk in, and begin to walk in them. The Ephesians 4 mandate of all true New Testament ministry is to equip others to do the work of the ministry, not just do it ourselves. Those who do not obey this mandate will soon disappear from leadership in the church, and those who train and equip their people will be the future leaders of the Body of Christ. These are the ones who are not burying the talents they've been entrusted with but are investing and multiplying them. We cannot accomplish what we must in these times without every part of the Body doing its part.


For the last five years I have been shown many difficulties and hardships that will be coming, and to date, they have proven to be accurate. Not many wanted to hear or believe what we had to say, and I have to admit that it has not been much fun having so many hard words. Even so, all of these trials have doors to the Kingdom that we must now walk through. Those who did hear the warning and prepared accordingly have done very well. The prepared will prosper in any situation. One of the most important preparations we can make for these times is simplicity of life.

Gaining or losing natural resources is not nearly as important in these times as being in the right place, equipped for our purpose. To lose everything we own is not nearly as important compared to missing the greatest of all spiritual opportunities that is coming. The most valuable thing we can accomplish in this life is to hear those greatest of words on the Judgment Day: "Well done good and faithful servant" (see Matthew 25:23). There is not a human being who would not gladly trade all that they accomplished to hear those words on that day. This is also what we must live for now. Those who do will be the happiest of all people, and that joy will not go away forever.

Rick Joyner, MorningStar Ministries

via the Elijah List.


 Editor’s comment: This covenant was made in 1971 by a group of Seattle pastors under the leadership of Dennis Bennett of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a group composed of 30 North American traveling 5-fold ministries, with a core group of 8 local pastors. It took them a full week to work this out, but after serious discussion, it was accepted and signed both by the 30 delegates, and later by many other pastors in the Seattle-Tacoma Metroplex.

God used this covenant, as a starting point for creating a city church, to great effect in the Kingdom. Many of us believe that God is eager for us to lay aside our “distinctives” and form regional fellowships, regional communities of faith, composed of many congregations, and believers without congregations.

I present this example as a testimony of how it was done once. There is more historical information here.

1. We whose names are signed below believe that God has set us as leaders within the body of Christ in our area. We will respect the others whose names are signed below. (A: 1 Corinthians 12:12-28; Psalm 133.)

2. If at any time we have any criticism or complaint against any of the others, we will take the steps prescribed in Matthew 18:15-17 to retain the fellowship of our brothers: first, go to the person alone; second, if necessary, go to him with two or more witnesses; third, if necessary, bring the matter before the whole group. Thereafter, we will abide by any decision reached by the whole group. (B: Exodus 23:1; Leviticus 19:16; Psalm 15:3; Proverbs 6:16, 19; 20:19; 26:20; James 3:l-10).

3. If another person brings to us any criticism or complaint against any of those whose names are signed below, we will direct that person to take the steps prescribed in Matthew 18:15-17. If the situation requires, we will be willing to go with that person as a witness. We will not entertain any criticism or compliant against any of the others whose names are signed below, except in the presence of the one against whom the criticism or complaint is made. (B: above).

4. We will also respect all other leaders within the body of Christ in our area, upon two conditions: first, that we recognize their lives and ministries as being morally and ethically sound (C: 1 Timothy 1:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:19-22; Titus 2:7-8); second, that they show due respect for the scriptures (D: John 14:23-24; 2 Timothy 3:16-4:2; 1 John 2:4-5) the Lord Jesus Christ (E: John 5:22-23; 10:7-9; 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 3:11; 8:6; Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 1L18; 1 John 4:2-3); the Holy Spirit (F: John 14:16-17, 26; 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11); and the body of Christ (G: Matthew 18:17; 1 Timothy 3:14-15; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 5:12-6:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24) in our area.

5. We will likewise respect any ministries whom God may from time to time direct to our area for the up-building of his body in our area, provided that they fulfill the two conditions stated in paragraph 4 above. (H: Matthew 10:40-41; Acts 11:22-24; 15:32-33; 18:27; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 16:10; Philippians 2:19-29; 3 John 5-8).

6. If at any time we have reason to believe that persons are seeking to minister or exercise influence within the body of Christ in our area, who do not fulfill the conditions stated in paragraph 4, we will not give our endorsement or support to their ministries or other activities, and we will notify accordingly the other leaders whose names are signed below, as well as any members of the body of Christ in our area who look to us for spiritual leadership. (I: Matthew 7:15-23; Galatians 1:8-9; 2 Timothy 3:6-9; Titus 1:9-11; 3:9-11; 2 Peter 2; 1 John 4:1-6; 2 John 7-11).

7. We agree that any one of us will no longer be recognized as a member of this group, if at any time:
(1) He voluntarily withdraws from this covenant;
(2) He moves to a place of residence outside our area;
(3) After fair and careful examination by the group it is decided that he no longer fulfils the conditions stated in paragraph 4.

8. New leaders may at any time be added to this group, or former leaders reinstated, provided that they fulfill the conditions stated in paragraph 4, and that they voluntarily and sincerely accept the commitments contained in this covenant.

(NOTE: The above principles can easily be adapted for a local congregation, especially where they apply. It would be hoped that local pastors would recognize the discipline of their various local churches, and stand by a brother pastor or leader when discipline has been applied. Such a member should not be received by another local congregation until the problem has been made right.) -J.A.W.

From James A Watt, one of the elders of the Latter Rain Revival of 1948.
“The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10

Praying for People in Authority

Editor's Note: This word is neither from nor to the Northwest, but the admonition (and warning) it contains is for us. The day that this word was released was the very day that pastor and apostle Elvin Gladney, father and mentor to many in the Northwest, was rushed by wide-eyed medics to the hospital's ICU unite was "promoted to glory" two days later. We have entered a day where lives depend on prayer. James' words are very timely for us in the Northwest.

James W. Goll
"...I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NASB)

Prayers for people who are in positions of authority have high priority in the heart of God. You could even say that 1 Timothy 2:1-4 is an apostolic admonition for prayer. Yes, the prayers that Christians pray for those in authority matter; they are essential to the advancement of the Kingdom. We cannot afford to leave them up to others. Prayer for leaders must become one of the features of our lives as intercessors. Many other Scriptures help us understand how to pray for people who are in positions of authority. Let's look at a few of them:

Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. 1 Peter 2:17 (NKJV)

Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious, for those two will send sudden destruction upon them, and who knows what calamities they can bring? Proverbs 24:21-22 (NIV)

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2 (NKJV)

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil.

Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Romans 13:1-7 (NASB)

Why Should We Pray?

Why should we pray for those who are in authority? I see two reasons in 1 Timothy 2:1-4: (1) "so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity" and (2) so that God can bring those in authority – as well as those under their authority – to Himself. (He "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.")

I once heard the late international Bible teacher Derek Prince expand on this. He said that it doesn't matter what plans, systems, or programs you devise. If you bypass prayer, you will not have power to carry them out. He compared prayer-less intentions to a building that is wired for electricity – but if it's not connected to a power source, nothing will work, even if the wires are in good order and the light fixtures are beautiful.

Our power-source is prayer, and we are enjoined in the Bible to pray in particular for "kings and all in authority," for good government and wise leadership. Why? So that: (1) we might have peace and order, (2) for the propagation of the Gospel, and (3) because God desires all men to be saved.

Whom Should You Pray For?

Don't limit your thinking to only governmental leaders when you talk about praying for people who are in authority. Of course, from a United States government perspective, you should pray for the sixteen individuals who make most of the key governmental decisions in the United States: our President, the nine justices of the Supreme Court, the two senators from your state, the U.S. congressperson from your district, the governor of your state, your state senator, your state representative, and also for others who work on those levels of government. Each of us has an obligation to pray for these men and women, by name, on a regular basis.
But you can apply these same principles to your prayers for spiritual leaders on all levels – from your local pastor and church staff members to regional leaders, national leaders, and anyone who oversees an aspect of spiritual life in the Church. And you can also pray for marketplace leaders, for the "elders" who "sit at the gates" of your city, for those who drive the commerce where you live.

In ancient Middle Eastern cities, this was literally the case. A city would have more than one gate, and they were connected by broad walls (which you could compare to the "walls of salvation"). At least three offices would be represented or contained at the gateways of a city: Commercial, judicial, and prophetic. Actual real estate transactions were handled at the gateway; deeds were transferred, signatures were collected. Court cases and judicial hearings were held right in the gate and decisions would be announced right there. In addition, prophetic words, the word of the Lord, would be delivered to the priests in the gate (see Proverbs 1:21; Jeremiah 17:19-20; 26:10, 13). So there at the gate, a person would find commerce moving, the justice system operating, and spiritual dynamics taking place.

When you pray for "those in authority," you are selecting, by name if possible, people who oversee certain spheres and assignments. You have to keep in mind the fact that the spheres of authority are different from each other. If you're praying that an election will be handled with integrity, you'll be praying for the election officials as much as you will the candidates. But those prayers will have little to do with the policies in your local school system – which are decided by school officials. If you want to pray for your local schools, pray for the authorities over the school system.

Stick with the right "fields" and pray with the level of faith that God has granted to you (see Romans 12:3) so that you can bring in a bigger harvest in prayer. Also, our participation in the voting process is an adjunct to our prayers in a very real way. Voting can be our "works" that are supposed to match our faith. The book of James tells us that faith without works is dead.

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:17, NKJV

Praying is vital, but it can't stand alone.

What Should You Pray For?

We learn from many Scriptures that God exalts rulers and people in authority if they exercise their authority with righteousness. Proverbs expresses it best: "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people" (Proverbs 14:34, NASB), and "If a king judges the poor with truth, his throne will be established forever" (Proverbs 29:14, NASB). So one of the first things we should pray for is that the authority figure we are praying for will become righteous and will express righteousness, wisdom, and justice in all that he or she does. I pray for those in authority (by name) that they will have God's heart.

Often, I use Scripture passages as the basis for my prayers, something like this: "Lord, make the President's heart like a channel of water in Your hand. Turn it where You wish" (based on Proverbs 21:1). "Lord, help ____ judge the poor with truth and integrity and compassion" (based on Proverbs 29:14, Psalm 25:21, and 2 Corinthians 1:3-4). "Father, make it possible for ____ to humble himself and turn to You and become righteous, for the sake of [the area of the leader's oversight]" (based on 2 Chronicles 7:14). The following points will give you some basic understanding on what to pray.

Proverbs 28:2 (NIV): When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order. See also Isaiah 11:1-3. (Pray for leaders to have knowledge and understanding, which is more than mere information; it includes a grasp of history, and roles, and cultures, and God's will.)
2 Kings 19:27-28 (NASB): "...Because of your raging against Me, and because your arrogance has come up to My ears, therefore I will put My hook in your nose, and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way which you came." (Pray that God will deal with tyrants for the sake of His people. Pray that He will hedge in such leaders with limits and boundaries.)

Micah 6:8 (NKJV) "He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Pray that leaders will govern honestly, humbly, and with mercy.)

Effective Prayers for Those in Authority

While we each have special prayer assignments, we are all called to pray for people who are in authority (review 1 Timothy 2:1-4). It is God's heart! It is God's Word! It is God's command! So why don't we just stop and tune in to God's heart, praying for leaders and issues that concern them?
Father, in accordance with Your Word we pause and pray for kings and for those in authority. We bring before You the one who is the President of the United States at this time. We pray that You will raise up godly counsel around the President's life and we pray that the voices of advisors that are based on an unbiblical framework will be silenced. We ask You to provide wisdom like that of Solomon, as well as purity, protection, and safety. We release the knowledge of God's will with all spiritual wisdom and understanding. We also pray for our governors and for our members of congress on the national and state levels.

We pray for those in authority in the judicial system, especially the nine Supreme Court Justices of the United States. We bless them in the name of the Lord of Hosts. We pray that all of those in authority would realize and recognize their personal inadequacy to fulfill their role and that You would release to them a revelation of dependency upon God. We pray that You would reverse the trends of socialism and humanism in this nation, all trends that deify man rather than God. Lord, as this nation and different nations go into critical times, we call forth those who are truly appointed by You. Let them rise to the top with favor, as cream rises to the top of the milk. Give them a voice that will be heard. Release favor to righteous men and women and to those who are humble, to those who are wise and have revelatory activity upon their lives – release them into positions of influence, and impact, and authority.

We pray for priorities to be released, revelation to come of the honor of being a public servant. We pray that there would be a reliance upon the Word of God, the will of God, and the ways of God as the source of daily strength and wisdom and courage. We pray that there would be a restoration of dignity and honor, trustworthiness and righteousness in the land. We pray for our spiritual leaders. We pray for our pastors, our apostles, our prophets, our evangelists, our pastors, and our teachers. We pray blessings and protection over them. We pray for purity. We pray for the quality of life in their families. We bless those in authority this day and we declare that this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior who desires all men and women to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

We thank You in Yeshua's great name. Amen.

Blessings to each of you!
James W. Goll

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