Friday, March 2, 2018

If I Be Lifted Up

As in life, Dr. Billy Graham's funeral lifted high the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "If I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me." It is my sincere prayer that multitudes around the world were drawn into the kingdom of heaven as Dr. Graham was remembered.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Word for Someone in Ukraine

Watch for some very encouraging news that will change the course of your situation. #dailyprophetic 

I read this prophetic word from Doug Addison this morning and immediately felt that it will encourage someone in Ukraine. 

If you are the one receive it with faith and speak it out with your mouth. As you hear the message of this prophecy come into agreement that you will receive very encouraging news that is going to change your situation. 

I also want to remind you of this promise from Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Pardon my sentimental journey this evening but I just can't get away from the message of this beautiful hymn, "Great is Thy Faithfulness." I truly feel in my spirit that someone desperately needs to hear the reassurance that God has, "Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth. Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside."

As you listen to the Gaither's and Wes Hampton sing this hymn may your soul be renewed and encouraged by the Lord's abounding love and grace.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Convergence is Occurring Today

A convergence of prophetic words and destiny is occurring in the heavenlies and upon the earth today. I am in awe this morning as I contemplate the extraordinary significance of what is happening even as I write this blog post. I trust that I can articulate succinctly all that I am sensing in my spirit.

This morning Dr. Billy Graham went home to be with the Lord at age 99. I personally believe that he was perhaps the greatest evangelist in our generation. There is no way of knowing how many souls were won to Christ through his ministry; only eternity will tell. Every Wednesday morning I participate in a Prayer Call for Israel led by Dr. Billye Brim. It was during this call that I learned of Dr. Graham's passing. She shared with us a word that the Lord gave her in July 2007 before Oral Roberts died. This word spoke of the impact that Oral Roberts' and Billy Graham's deaths would have.

Billye Brim wrote, "Tell Oral Roberts some can choose the date of their departure as is revealed in the writings of the Apostle Paul. But some cannot; for the dates of their departures are in the sovereign plan of God. Two who cannot choose are Billy Graham and Oral Roberts. Their departures are in the sovereign plan of God and at their departures, there will be a major shift in the heavenlies."

At the same time my dear friend, Pastor Michael Dease, sent me this video clip from YouTube. This clip is from a TBN broadcast several years ago.

The words from Pastor Mark Chirona and Benny Hinn are almost identical to what the Lord had told Billye Brim in 2007. I believe this is further signs of convergence.

The timing of all of this is very important because of a major prayer event which will begin tomorrow night in Washington, D.C. Dr. Dutch Sheets and Dr. Chuck Pierce will be leading The Turnaround: An Appeal to Heaven National Gathering at the Trump International Hotel.

Dutch Sheets writes, "The greatest worldwide revival in history is about to occur, bringing more people into the kingdom than at any other time in history. America will be awakened, experiencing the great turnaround that has been prophesied; and a sweeping revival will flood the entire earth like a tidal wave. As has always been the case throughout history, however, this must be asked for and decreed by God’s people on earth. As we do so, Holy Spirit will tip the filled bowls of intercession (see Revelation 5:8), releasing this worldwide revival."

I do not believe the passing of Dr. Graham today and the convening of this special prayer event in our Capitol is coincidental. Major events are occurring simultaneously in Israel which also call believers to be in prayer concerning the peace of Jerusalem. This week is monumental and may very well usher in the greatest move of the Holy Spirit in our generation. 

There are a number of things which will begin to converge and overlap in the Spirit realm signaling a major shift in the Endtime Harvest of Souls. Entire nations will turn to the Lord in a day. Harvests in Israel begin in spring in the month of Adar (February/March). The barley harvest begins within the next weeks. Jesus said, "take a closer look and you will see that the fields are ripe and ready for the harvest." John 4:35 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Embracing a New Harvest Mentality (Part 2)

Already the harvest is being gathered. Now is the time to enter the harvest. In another Scripture, the fields are interpreted as the world. Jesus is saying to us that the world is ripe for harvesting. We need not wait; we need to start reaping!     

My father grew up on a farm in Hale County, Alabama. This area of the state is part of the cotton belt. When he was a boy growing up during the Depression the cotton harvest was picked by hand; there were no giant combines. He told me that when the time to harvest the cotton crop came an announcement was made at his school. This meant that classes were postponed until all of the harvesting was completed. All the children went to the fields and began picking the cotton. He said it was hard work. After the crop was harvested the children went back to school.

I have meditated on this story and believe that there is a great truth hidden in it. Today we live in a world of modern conveniences and technology. Most people never stop to think about farming. We just go about our daily lives and leave the sowing and harvesting of crops up to the farmers. It is none of our business so we do not give it much thought. So it is with many people in the body of Christ; we do not give much thought to the harvesting of eternal souls. We just leave it to the preachers and missionaries to take care of it. 

We live in a world influenced by space-age technology yet ingenuity cannot lead a soul to Christ. Computers cannot personally pray with a sinner. We still must go to the fields and bring in the harvest by hand. There are no spiritual combines that can gather the harvest of souls. This calling is hard but so rewarding! Jesus sends us to enter into the labor of those who have sown the seed of the Gospel and to gather the ripe harvest. 

For some, it will mean leaving your occupation and going to the mission field to gather the harvest. For others, it will mean purposing in your heart to share the Gospel with those you interact with on a daily basis. Others will receive a call to the preaching and teaching ministries. The end-time harvest will require something from every true believer. We cannot remain neutral when Jesus tells us to lift up our eyes and look on the fields. The time has come to be obedient to the Lord of the Harvest. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Embracing a New Harvest Mentality (Part 1)

The last harvest of souls is happening. We are now is the beginning phase of this event. Jesus referred to this time in John 4:35-38,
     Do you not say, “There are yet four months and then comes the harvest?” Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.
     Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
     For, in this case, the saying is true, “One sows and another reaps.” I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.
Jesus is saying to our generation that we do not have to wait any longer for the wheat to mature. He tells us that if we look we shall see the fields are ripe for harvesting now! Tomorrow I will share a story about my father who grew up on a cotton farm in Hale County, Alabama. It speaks of the time of harvest and harvesting.

Part 2 February 20, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Embracing a New Harvest Mentality (Intro)

I am firmly convinced that we are swiftly merging into the great End-Time Harvest of Souls prophesied in Scripture. Our mindset must shift quickly to embrace and possess our place in this kairos moment in history (His story).

These are days of the move of God in our midst. God's Word has been sown for the last 2,000 years. Faithful pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and laypersons have sown the seeds of the Gospel throughout the world. These seeds have been, and are being watered by the Holy Spirit, and now the season for harvesting is upon us.

This Scripture from Joel 2:23-24 explains the timing of sowing, watering, and harvesting,

     So rejoice, O sons of Zion, and be glad in the Lord your God; for He has given you
     the early rain for your vindication. And He has poured down the rain, the early and 
     latter rain as before. And the threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will    
     overflow with the new wine and oil.

The seeds of the Gospel of Christ have been sown through the centuries. The rain of the Holy Spirit began on the Day of Pentecost. The latter (last days) rain is now being poured out upon the Earth, which is producing the Great End-Time Harvest of souls for God's kingdom. 

Joel prophesied that the threshing floors will be full of grain, and the vats will overflow with new wine and oil. All of this speaks of the abundant harvest to be experienced in the last days. 

Part 1 February 19, 2018

If I Be Lifted Up

As in life, Dr. Billy Graham's funeral lifted high the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "If I be lifted up from the earth, will...