KATHY—I heard an inspiring example on a recording by Alan Vincent some time ago. He was scheduled to be in a meeting with some church leaders in northern India. When he got to the airport, he was told he did not have the proper papers and could not go to that region. He sat down to get in agreement with God’s perspective of the chaos. He realized all systems of the world belong to God and as God’s servant this airline would have to serve him and take him so he could obey the Boss. As he sat praying in that vein, the flight did not leave on time. It was delayed waiting for an important political figure. When the political entourage came rushing up to the desk, for no reason anyone could explain, the chief of the group turned to Alan and asked, “Sir, is there anything I can do for you?” Alan not only made the flight, he walked off the plane on the red carpet laid out for the political dignitaries! That kind of experience rearranges our thinking about circumstances. That kind of cyclonic chaos displaces frustration with faith! And faith positions us to receive.
An Unprecedented Number of People Will Receive
Holy Father is going to put upon numerous, hungry, sons/daughters an anointing that will be similar to what He put upon David Duplesis who saw thousands receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit in power. Be among the first of those who zealously volunteer. You will speak (to individuals as well as groups) of the power and the wonders of Holy Spirit and while you are speaking people will begin to manifest tongues and redemptive acts of the gifts of the Spirit. Not only will people accept Jesus in parking lots, stores, businesses and homes but in the same places, they will also be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Many have prophesied how many billion will be saved in an endgame move of God. But there will also be an unprecedented number of people who are baptized with the Holy Spirit beginning in 2023 and rolling on through the remainder of the decade.
MELISSA — It really is an exciting time even though it may not look like it because we have entered a new era. Let’s look a little closer at what this means. Merriam Webster defines “era” as: “a memorable or important date or event, especially one that begins a new period in the history of a person or thing, a stage in development.” When I read this definition, that last part jumped off the screen, “a stage in development”. So, I looked up “development“: “1. An unfolding; the discovering of something secret or withheld from the knowledge of others; 2. The unraveling of a plot.” Oh my! We have been in the midst of an “unraveling plot” our entire lives! I am basing the time span of the past era on the life of Dr. Billy Graham. There were several words out there that the death of Dr. Graham would mark significant change, and that is when I knew we were truly in a new era. So, for most of us we have been in this “stage of development” all of our lives. God has been developing the Kingdom here on earth throughout the past era and we are about to see what He has been doing.
God Can Make it Happen Fast
Power and Original Design of God
KATHY — As our days mirror the days of Elijah in so many details, may we be encouraged that we too will see the called of God follow the Lord’s directions and take down corrupt government and willful evil, both now and in generations to come. And may we see the power and original design of God manifest in our homes and nations, both now and in generations to come.
Recovery for Reputation
May the Lord grant you recovery from spots on your reputation no matter how small. Ps.135:14,LB—“For Jehovah will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants.”
The Right Questions
MELISSA — We can ask the right kind of questions that lead down a path of deliverance, healing, and action. When we ask the right questions we are able to hear the answers we need. When we ask fear-based questions we have already come to the wrong, statistic-based, society-experienced conclusions. These soulish conclusions make it really hard to hear a Spirit answer. So, a good place to start asking the right question is to ask the Holy Spirit, “What questions should I be asking about this situation?” He will tell you, and most of the time these questions carry the answer in them. The right questions are a key to unlock doors and chains. The right questions give you the right perspective.
Identity Established by Jehovah
KATHY — Days of Elijah mark a time when God’s people have their identity established. 1Ki 18:30 ‘And Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near to him; and he healed the altar of Jehovah that had been broken down. 31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the Word of Jehovah came, saying, Israel shall be your name. With those stones, he drew a line between who they had become and who they were meant to be, and they were about to see their God confirm it. 36 And it happened at the offering of the sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that You are God in Israel, and I am Your servant, that by Your Word I have done all these things. 37 Answer me, O Jehovah, answer me; and this people shall know that You are Jehovah God; and You shall turn their hearts back again. 38 And fire fell from Jehovah and burned up the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and the water in the trench was licked up. 39 And all the people saw, and fell on their faces, and said, Jehovah, He is the God; Jehovah, He is THE God!” So shall days like the days of Elijah go down in history again!
We Know Him if…
The Bible says that we’ve come to know Him if we keep His commandments. BUT many people would probably say that if God is real and if He really is to be known and if He really does exist He will correct wrongs, prevent suffering and do things for us that we like. Yet His Word says, “If we know Him we keep His commandments”. Jn.2:3-6,CEB—“This is how we know that we know Him: if we keep His commandments. 4 The one who claims, ‘I know Him,’ while not keeping His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this person. 5 But the love of God is truly perfected in whoever keeps His word. This is how we know we are in Him. 6 The one who claims to remain in Him ought to live in the same way as He lived. (His Word also says Lk.9:23)