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We Are Not Alone

KATHY–The truth is we are not alone, nor are we powerless.  “In 2Chronicles 20, God’s people did not know what to do, so they looked to the Lord, (vs.12).  Then in verse 14:  Then the Spirit of the Lord in their midst came upon Jahaziel and He said not to fear nor be terrified of the face of this huge enemy. It is God’s war. Go after them but you won’t have to lift a hand in this battle; just stand and watch GOD’s saving work for you take shape. Don’t be afraid, don’t waver. March out boldly for GOD is with you.  Then they knelt down bowing their faces to the ground worshiping GOD.  Some stood to their feet to praise GOD, and they praised at the top of their lungs! As they were leaving, Jehoshaphat stood up and said, “Believe firmly in GOD, your God, and your lives will be firm! Believe in your prophets and you’ll come out on top!”  

Fresh Breath of Air

As the people of God assemble today may the holy Word of God bring a deep-down, fresh breath of air that releases frustration and distress. May they freely worship the Lord of life and revel in His love and compassion. May those whose chest is tight because of present trials and fears, experience sudden release in the presence of Jehovah. Eph.1:19,Amp–“So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of [a]reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;”

Walk in the Way That is Right

May you lift your head, get a deep breath, may your eyes clear and focus and may you walk in the way that is right and enjoy the favor of the Lord.
“For the Lord God is a sun and a safe-covering. The Lord gives favor and honor. He holds back nothing good from those who walk in the way that is right.” (Ps.84:11, NLV)

Transplant on the Nation

MELISSA–To sum up the vision of God doing a heart transplant, there is a major transplant being done on this nation.  It is not only getting a new heart but the breath of God is going to blow through the nation and through the core, the innermost being of this nation. This is not a surface thing happening, this is a deep internal work God is doing.  He is restructuring this nation from the inside out.  This restructuring is going to cause the church to come to life and that which has been a stagnate, lifeless memorial to the past way of doing things is being replaced with new life that will continue to grow and give life.  The old structures are coming down to make way for the new which is alive and thriving.

Do Enemies Seem Invincible?

KATHY–In 2 Chronicles God’s people felt like they had no power to stand against the Ammonites and Moabites coming against them, and many Americans feel powerless today.  What makes an enemy seem invincible?   One answer is TENURE. Tenure means the condition of holding something in one’s possession.  An old enemy can hold ground so long that it is a challenge to even imagine taking that ground from him, much less actually doing it.  (That’s why draining swamps takes years.)  Corruption is an old enemy trait and definitely a modern day force at work.  There are corrupt people who have held positions of power for decades.  People often give up on trying to change corrupt leadership because it is so rigged with under-the-table deals or nepotism or bribery or blackmail or threats.  Corruption of moral values undermines justice and leaves injustices unconfronted as it fosters a dual standard that lets the guilty go free and lets demonized radicals run rampant.  They join those who have held ground and take more at will which causes many folks to feel powerless to stop them.  NUMBERS also can make an enemy seem invincible. There were so many Ammonites and Moabites that they seemed too huge a force to conquer.  CUNNING, SKILL and WEAPONS can make an enemy seem invincible.  On the news we watch old enemies cunningly accuse falsely, skillfully spin information and use their own dirty deeds as a weapon to project their guilt on those they fear. Quite simply, an enemy seems invincible when their evil intent is too extreme for a normal human to grasp.  In our nation today the sly ones at work seem too evil to defeat as they carry on their perverted agenda to murder the innocent in the womb in the name of privacy, as they attempt to control the media with fake news and censor all else, and as they try to corrupt morals and take the naive into slavery.  BUT, that is not the end of the story! Old enemies have not factored Almighty God into their plans, but they cannot factor Him out!

Resurrection and Battle-Winning

Resurrection and battle-winning appear to be related as we consider our Lord’s resurrection from the dead in this present season of battles that are demanding our attention at some level. No matter the season, we look to God Almighty to display His resurrection victory while we stand right in the middle of threats of evil against our well-being and against our future. There are giftings in people which must be resurrected now to win family-saving, nation-saving battles now.

Remember Not The Former Things

MELISSA—In one part of a vision God gave me (posted 9-23-22) I saw His hand began to massage a heart. In another part I saw 2 rows of white Roman columns as far as the eye could see. The columns I saw in the vision represented the church as we’ve known it, and this scene was looking to the West where the sun sets. The sun is setting on old traditional structures of the church. After the columns fell I began to hear a heartbeat.  It got so loud that the earth shook.  I looked back at the hole where the heart transplant was taking place, and with every beat of this new heart horrible black creatures began frantically crawling out of the hole.  Every beat drove more hordes out only for them to disintegrate as they tried to run.  A white light began filling the space that was once full of black slime and I heard “Ruach”.  Ruach means: spirit, wind, breathe (ex. Isaiah 11:2) and it was filling the pitch-black core of this nation.

Once more I looked back toward the West where the columns had fallen and they were no longer there. In their place was lush greenery that was growing and I heard, Isa. 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  

Old Enemies Infiltrating

KATHY—Beyond their worship of the false god Molech, the Ammonites were also known for their war practices being extremely violent. At one point, an Ammonite leader planned to gouge out the right eye of every Israelite as part of a treaty (1 Samuel 11:2).  Today’s parallel of their crippling violence is the new types of mobile technology that cripple the mind and pharmaceuticals and vaccines that disable nations. Scripture states that the Ammonites would rip open pregnant women in lands they had conquered (Amos 1:13). Is that not a parallel to abortion and destroying our children and their future?  Then just as the Ammonites and Moabites came against Israel intending to take their land that God had given them, America today is plagued with the same old enemies infiltrating communities, governments, businesses and media to dishonor our heritage and take the land God has given us. BUT, that is not the end of the story! While old enemies have not factored Almighty God into their plans, they cannot factor Him out!

Opportunities in Spite of Present Difficulties

Free Eyes Look UpAs the people of God assemble today I pray our eyes will be opened to opportunities and possibilities we have been hindered in seeing because of the plethora of present circumstances that are demanding so much attention in our dreaming and decision processing. May Father find His attempts successful in making His wisdom and designs available to those who, having stood, continue to stand and ask and seek and knock.   Eph.6:11-13,Msg—“So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. 12  This is no weekend war that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. 13 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet.”

Not as Impossible as You Imagined

It’s not too late! What your eyes have been closed to in the past, will be open to in the remainder of the year. You will see your part in a dream, a vision, before your eyes in your understanding as the wisdom of God for this hour becomes plain and is able to be communicated. You shall see that it is not as complicated or impossible as you originally imagined it to be.   Heb.13:20-21,Amp—“Now may the God of peace [the source of serenity and spiritual well-being] who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood that sealed and ratified the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with every good thing to carry out His will and strengthen you [making you complete and perfect as you ought to be], accomplishing in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”