PROPHETS VS SEER PROPHETS: LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN

“Hear My words: If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream.” Numbers 12:6

There is much confusion and many misconceptions concerning the topic of the prophetic. There is even more so concerning the differences that exist within the office of the prophet. For within the two channels that flow from this unique and powerful office flow the prophet and the seer prophet. To clarify, let it be known that they are one and the same – as far as the office is concerned. However, they are different – as far as the way they receive their revelation from God.

I’d like to take this opportunity to shed some light specifically on the seer prophet, for this is where I live. In this, I want to express two points. One, that Believers should be familiar, should understand and be very comfortable with the subject of the spiritual realm. This is absolutely necessary for there is no other way we can fully operate within the power and the authority that is given to us by Jesus Christ. And two, God is not restricted in the many ways He communicates with His children for His voice has been, is and always will be mighty, diverse and limitless…

First, allow me to say that all true Believers should be operating in the prophetic. To prophesy simply means to ‘speak forth’ or to ‘declare God’s divine will’ for His purpose. It means to make known God’s truth for the influencing of His people. As I said earlier, all Believers should be prophesying. However, there is a different kind of prophesying delivered as the result of direct revelation imparted by God to His prophets. This will be my focus here.

TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROPHETS

Seer prophet, prophetic father of the faith and author, James Goll, very astutely describes the two types of prophets as follows: “The prophetic movements in Church history and contemporary life are fed by two mighty streams: the prophet whose revelation are primarily verbal and the seer prophet whose revelation is more visual in nature. All true seers are prophets but not all prophets are seers.” This is a quote taken from his book, The Seer: The Prophetic Power Of Visions, Dreams And Open Heavens.

In the Old Testament, we find three Hebrew words that describe the three distinct descriptions of a prophet. There is one word which is nabih meaning “to bubble forth as from a fountain”  and “to utter”  that describes the non-seeing prophet. Then there are two words that describe the seer prophet. Those words are ra’ah and chozeh. Ra’ah means “to seer” to “gaze”, to “look upon” and to “perceive.” While chozeh means “a beholder in vision”, “gazer” and “stargazer.” As I stated previously, prophets primarily receive their revelation from God by means of ‘hearing’, while seer prophets primarily ‘see’ their revelation. However, there are some seer prophets, such as myself, who receive their revelation from both methods – we ‘see’ and ‘hear’ the word of God.

Seer prophets receive their revelation by means of dreams, visions and a plethora of other divine experiences that come directly from God. This includes insight into the spiritual realm. This insight is called discerning of spirits. Most seer prophets have been given – by God – the gift of discerning of spirits. This is not to be confused with the demonic power that is seen in the world and is rooted in Satan. This power, though it is real, is limited. Many have been deceived by this so-called magic as its source comes from demonic influence and possession. It enables counterfeits (who may also call themselves seers) such as psychics, fortune tellers and the like to access knowledge as well as the spiritual realm. Let me make myself very clear. The true ability to see into the supernatural spiritual realm comes directly from God alone. Anything else is a false satanic copy.

As I continue, please understand that the information I am sharing with you is based on my own personal experiences, alone. Other seers may have different experiences for our gift is as different as we are unique. As for myself, I hear the voice of God audibly both inwardly and outwardly. I also hear God speak to me through many other ways as well. I am currently doing an 8-part series on YouTube entitled The Voice Of God. Check it out. You may also find the information shared helpful as well.

I receive revelatory dreams pretty much on a daily basis. The information revealed to me, by God, is information concerning myself, my family, friends, political figures as well as events that are yet to come. These dreams reveal messages of edification, warnings, inspiration, confirmation, direction, rebuke and everything in between. I also receive visions and other spiritual manifestations of all kinds. These encounters include seeing and hearing words, feeling spiritual manifestations physically as well as experiencing the angelic and the demonic.

Revelations from God are not given for entertainment purposes. It is given for the sole purpose of bringing to past the will of God who is Jesus Christ and the revealing of His glory. In this, it is used to edify, inspire, rebuke and deliver God’s Believers from demonic oppression. There is so much more I can say about this subject however, it will suffice to say it is the responsibility of a seer prophet to un-mystify the mysteries that exists within the spiritual realm. God is Spirit. Where He resides is within the spiritual realm. As Believers, we should flow in this information like the back of our hands for this is where we live. The spiritual realm is real. In fact, it is more real than the earthly facade we live in. I’ll say more about this later. It is also important to say that none of the experiences I have described am I ever able to tap into on my own. What is revealed to me is revealed to me by God, alone, and only when He deems necessary.

THE PHYSICAL REALM VS THE SPIRITUAL REALM

In the physical world that we live in, we have five senses that help us relate tangibly to the physical world that we live in. Through these five senses, we are able to experience how something feels, looks, sounds, smells and tastes. It is through these physical experiences that we are able to perceive what is real to us (in a natural sense). Likewise, as it is within the natural, what exists in the spiritual realm can also be felt, seen, heard, smelled and tasted. A seer prophet is given the ability to experience these things uniquely and first hand. Between the physical realm and the spiritual realm, it is in the spiritual realm that the reality of life is truly reflected. Very similar to the movie, The Matrix, we should understand that what we experience in the physical is a façade compared to what is actually happening in the spiritual. Just because you can’t see it, does not mean it does not exist. The spiritual realm is alive, active and is taking place all around us. Daily spiritual warfare should be evidence of this.

CAN THE SEER ANOINTING BE TRANSFERRED?

Many people want to know if it is possible to receive the seer anointing through impartation from another. Let me say this: God can give whatever He wants to whoever He wants. I do know 1 Corinthians 12:31 tells us that we are to eagerly desire the greater gifts. However, as for myself, I can only say I was born with this anointing. I have memories of receiving revelation in my dreams even as a small child.

A RESURGENCE OF REVELATORY GIFTS

Today, the Church is seeing a worldwide resurgence of revelatory gifts that are giving us deeper insight into God, into ourselves and into the spiritual realm. As the Body of Christ, we need this revelation to advance the work of Jesus.

Not only are prophets of both kinds alive and well today, with the influx of evil on the rise in the Church and in the world around us, we are needed more now than ever before. Jesus gave the prophets, as He has given all who make up the five-fold ministry. Ephesians 4:12-13 tells us we are all needed for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

If you still have questions concerning the prophetic, the prophets or seer prophets specifically, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I do not claim to know everything there is to know about these subjects for God is still unveiling new revelation concerning this anointing to me – even as we speak. But I will share what I have experienced for there is power in truth for the Believer, and weakness in ignorance.

Brace yourself Beloved, for there is so much more on the subject of the supernatural yet to come…

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SUNDAY’S CHILD

I was told by my mother that I came into this world early in the morning on a Resurrection Day Sunday by way of a footling breach birth. That is, my head was upward in my mother’s womb and my feet were down instead of the other way around.

She said I was standing up when I entered this world with one foot exiting first – leaving her and her attending doctor anxiously and impatiently waiting for me to move my other foot down and out. I found this kind of delivery to be rare and extremely interesting. I also later discovered that there are some old wives tales and superstitions surrounding people who are born this way. I don’t believe in coincidences, wives tales or superstitions. However, I do believe everything and everyone has a specific purpose and meaning for their existence – and it is all according to the divine will and ultimate plan of sovereign, almighty God.

Every child has a specific purpose for being born. Every mother (and father) has an immense responsibility to love that child, to teach that child, to nurture that child and discover brand new every day – that child. In love, be patient with them, see them, hear them, correct them and speak blessings over them – and one day you will discover what special, specific purpose and unique meaning God has given the world through you…

God has marked, anointed and is raising up a remnant of youth in these latter days. A remnant of strong, powerful and fearless witnesses who love Jesus Christ and who will stand against the apostasy that is to come and that is present in the world – even today.

The Lord said to me: “Pray for the children.” I say to you: “There is nothing greater you can do in this life than to believe on, trust in and live for Jesus Christ. Then, pray, earnestly and continuously, for your child.”

THE AUDIBLE VOICE OF GOD: GOD STILL SPEAKS

Thirty years ago, when I entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ, I had no previous experiences that defined for me, or prepared me, for what it meant to be a Christian. I did not grow up in a Bible-reading, Bible-teaching family attending church every Sunday. I was not familiar with the terminology, I had no knowledge of the deception that I came to discover was rampant in the Church today and neither had I been predisposed to religious traditions that have caused people to stray far from the model the early apostles modeled for us in the early New Testament Church.

I came to God as a blank slate, somewhat ignorant but nevertheless ready and eager to explore His word for what it was. So, when I received my very first Bible, at the tender age of twenty-seven, I embraced God’s word with much anticipation believing it was going to change my life. As I read it and heard it, I accepted God’s word literally and whole-heartedly, and as the result something amazing happened…

As I began reading my Bible as a new Believer I marveled (as I still do) at the relationships that were formed between God and His children. As I observed the communications that took place between God and people like Abraham and Moses, I could find no reason to believe that God could not or would not communicate with me as well. So, I believed that He could and I expected that He would, and began pursuing a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord. I was not content with simply reading my Bible and knowing about God. I wanted more. So, I began to seek the Lord so that I could truly come to know God. In those early years, I remember praying often that God would clearly speak to me. God answered my prayer. However, recognizing His voice did not happen for me overnight. It took years of walking with, talking with and experiencing God.

GOD SPEAKS AUDIBLY

In my previous post, Introducing Author Of Life Poetic Inspirations!, I share my amazing experience of the first time I heard the audible voice of God. I’d like to expound upon it here:

Let me start out by saying I am not one who has ever been able to stay up late. I define late as past the hour of 9:00pm (smile). Even as a small child I always rose early and retired early. According to my pediatrician, it was just the way God had wired my body. However, in September of 2001, on the eve of what would become one of the most devastating periods of my life, everything was different. In retrospect, I know now that the Lord was preparing me for a very painful situation that was coming. He was going to draw out of me emotions from that situation that He allowed to teach me lessons and to use for ministry.

Prior to that evening, I had begun to supernaturally receive messages that I was moved to write into psalms and poems. These writings were destined to not only minister to me during some of the most difficult periods of my life but, eventually, would come to minister to many others as well. I had recently been given my first Holy Spirit-inspired message. Eventually, more were to follow.

On this day, I spent the evening stretched out on the living room floor of my home praying, reflecting and writing. Although it had become quite late, surprisingly I was wide awake and had no intentions of going to bed until I finished what I was working on. I don’t remember what time it was, but I do know my family had gone to bed hours before and everyone was sound asleep. After I had finally finished, I prepared for bed then went into my bedroom. I remember it was quiet in the house and all the lights were out however, my bedroom was gently illuminated by the moonlight I could see coming in through my bedroom window.

As I climbed into bed and began to pull the covers up over me, I heard a male voice call out my first name out loud. Startled, I looked around the room but I saw no one. I was frightened so I sunk down into the bed and pulled the covers up over my head. Then, with my left foot, I nudged my husband who was laying beside me sound asleep and snoring. I tried again to wake him to see if he had also heard the voice but he didn’t budge. It was obvious that he had not. As I lay there all night afraid to remove the covers for fear of what I might see, I pondered what I had just heard. I don’t remember how long I lay there, but eventually I know I fell asleep.

The following morning, I was completely beside myself. I told my husband what had happened in hopes of getting some answers. Instead, he was speechless and equally surprised. I then contacted one of my co-pastors and met her later for lunch. She confirmed what I already knew in my spirit. I had, in fact, heard the audible voice of Jesus.

I could not understand why God would speak to me and yet only call out my name. This question plagued me. In an effort to understand, I grabbed my Bible and re-read the story of Samuel. Afterwards, I became completely distraught and disappointed with myself. God had called out my name the night before and I had not responded with a single word. Maybe this was the reason why He had not spoken anything else.

A week later, I received devastating news. It was the kind of news that had I not been grounded in the belief that God was real, it may have destroyed me. I struggled for quite a while trying to process everything. “How could God allow this to happen?” I thought. Much later, I was to receive many answers to that question. However, none of them brought me relief from my pain. Only the reality that God was real grounded me. I knew He was. Along with all the other times He had revealed Himself to me in miraculous ways, now I could tell myself in the most difficult situations that God would see me through it. I was reminded of this every time I drew strength from the fact that He had audibly called out my name.

Although I was surprised by my lack of a reaction when I heard the voice of God, none of it caught God by surprise. He knew exactly how I would respond. Nevertheless, He is using every bit of that experience for His glory.

GOD SPEAKS BY IMPARTATION

Recently, I released some of those psalms and poems that were given to me over the years by the Lord. They are included in the seventeen ‘Gift Books’ (as in gifts from God) that make up my poetic work entitled Author Of Life Poetic Inspirations: A Divinely Inspired Poem & Psalm Collection. The title I chose for this work is a lengthy one and there is a very good reason for that. ‘Divinely Inspired’ implies that there was an impartation that took place between the Holy Spirit and myself. Imparting (or downloading) information into our spirits is another way God speaks to His children. Have you ever received a complete idea or information about something you had never given any thought to before? If that idea or information was not contrary to the word of God, it was probably the Holy Spirit imparting, or downloading, that information into your spirit. Though this type of communication is actually quite common, unfortunately, people assume their information comes from elsewhere and the Holy Spirit does not receive proper credit for it. The reason for the long title of my poetic work: I wanted to be sure to give credit where credit is due.

I’d like to share a very personal story. This story is one I rarely speak about however, as I considered which example in my life would be appropriate to best demonstrate ‘impartation’, the Lord said to use this one.

In 2008, I began to receive very disturbing dreams concerning my mother who was alive and well at the time. The dreams were reoccurring. I say this because even though the scenes and circumstances were different, the subject and the ending were always the same. In every dream was my mother and at the end of every dream, I was shown that my mother was going to Hell.

Naturally, I was extremely alarmed about what was being shown to me so I would attempt to speak with my mother, as well as my father, about whether they had a relationship with the Lord. At the time, however, neither would speak to me about the subject. I did’t know what more to do other than pray, pray and pray some more.

Years later, my mother began to show signs of a debilitating illness.  I remember my father telling me that my mother told him before she lost her ability to speak that she felt as if she was slowly fading away. I traveled from Georgia to Texas to help care for her. I took her to several specialists hoping to discover what was wrong with her and trying to believe that there was  a cure out there somewhere. But her visits always ended the same. Her illness baffled even the experts. While some symptoms would point to one illness, other symptoms would at the same time rule it out. There was nothing they could do. This was the case throughout the entire course of her illness.

In horror, I watched as my mother very quickly declined from a strong-willed, intelligent and very capable woman and succumb to an infantile state of helplessness. My mother eventually lost her ability to talk, to eat or drink, to walk, stand and even sit. Interestingly enough though, her mind seemed to be intact. It was a strange illness. It was as if her mind was imprisoned inside a body that was shutting down around her. However, eventually, even her cognitive abilities were to go. My family and I knew that my mother was dying. In desperation, each and every one of us did everything that was humanly possible to try and save her but sadly we could do nothing more but keep her comfortable and stand by watching as the enemy slowly pulled her away from us.

While all this was happening, in the back of my mind I could not escape the dreams the Lord had given to me concerning my mother. “Isn’t there anything more I can do, Lord?” I would often ask God as I prayed for my mother. But the Lord was silent. So I just continued to pray.

Eventually, I saw my mother become bed-bound in a nursing home for we could no longer care for her properly at home. But only weeks before she could no longer sit alone, I began to receive news from the nurses that early on Sunday mornings, my mother had begun to wheel herself, alone in her wheelchair, to the other side of the building so that she could attend church services in the little chapel they had there. This shocked me. My mother never had a desire to attend church. In fact, she would become upset with me every time I tried to talk to her about God. Did she believe in God? Was she angry with God about something? These are questions she would never answer.

My mother had lost her ability to speak and write by this time, so I could get nothing out of her whenever I would ask her about her trips to the chapel. “Mommy, the nurses tell me you’ve been attending church services on Sunday mornings. Is this true?” In an attempt to engage my mother, she would only stare at me with an empty look on her face. Sometimes she would yawn as if she wanted to speak but couldn’t. A few weeks later, my mother’s body could no longer sit so she became bed-bound. Not long after this, I returned to Georgia. My mother was declining fast at this point and I knew that the end was near.

One morning, shortly after returning to Georgia, I awoke very early and felt that I needed some time with the Lord. So, I drew a bath and decided to relax to the sounds of the gospel being read to me by audio form. As I lay back in the tub with my eyes closed, the Lord spoke to my spirit. He instructed me to give a message to my mother and began to impart this information into my spirit. There was so much that I was afraid I would not remember it all, so I got out of the tub to get a piece of paper and a pen. I wrote down everything the Lord gave me for my mother.

The Lord instructed me to call my sister, who was in Texas, to go see my mother. It was around 4:00 am or so. God told me to tell my sister when she got to my mother’s room to put the phone on speaker and I was to give her the message. I called my sister and she did exactly what the Lord said. First, the Lord had me tell my mother that He loved her very much. He told me to tell my mother that He had forgiven her of everything. He said that even though there are secrets my mother held onto, He knows about them all and has forgiven her for them all. At this time, I heard my sister call out my name and say, “She’s crying. There are tears running out of her eyes.” I then spoke to my mother and told her I was going to ask her some questions and that I needed her to respond to me. I knew she couldn’t speak so I asked her if she could blink her eyes. I instructed my mother to blink twice for ‘yes’ and once for ‘no’.  My sister became excited and confirmed that my mother had blinked her eyes hard – twice! I then continued by asking my mother if she believed that Jesus Christ was the one and only virgin-born son of God. My mother blinked twice. I asked her if she believed He was crucified, buried, rose on the third day and had ascended into Heaven to rule along side of the Father. My mother blinked twice. On the inside, I was rejoicing! Then the Lord had me tell my mother that soon her time here would come to an end for He was going to bring her home to be with Him. He had me tell her that when that time came, He was going to call out her name and when she heard her name called, she was to answer Him. My mother blinked twice, again. I then said some personal words to my mother telling her how much I loved her, what a wonderful mother she had been to me and that I would see her soon. We then cried together and I said my goodbyes.

A few days later, my mother died. The hospice nurse that cared for her in her last hours told me that a strange thing happened right before my mother passed. She said that my mother had slipped into a state of sleep but noticed at the end that her lips began to move. The nurse thought maybe her lips were dry and so she turned to get some moisturizer for my mother. When she turned back to tend to my mother, she was gone. In this, the Lord was showing me that my mother had done what He had instructed her to do when it was her time to go. God called out her name and she answered Him.

The Lord taught me some very important lessons through this experience with my mother. I can sum them up in four words. Prayer, grace, mercy and obedience. Even though I thought there was nothing more I could do for my mother, I still prayed. The Lord extended grace to my mother and showed her mercy even though she did not deserve it, as none of us do. And God honored my obedience to Him and honored my prayers for my mother. My mother received salvation and is at peace, in perfect joy and in perfect health in glorious Heaven with the Lord.

As for me, I am ecstatic! For I will see my beautiful, strong and amazing mother again.

GOD SPEAKS MESSAGES THROUGH OTHERS

In 1997, ten years after I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, I cried out to God one day in the midst of struggling through yet another hurtful situation that was going on in my life. I remember desperately wanting and needing to hear God’s voice. I had been praying and seeking God, but I felt like He was not responding to me in the way that I wanted Him to. What happened that unforgettable day became a milestone in my life. It catapulted my faith and solidified what I had been believing about God for years, which was that God still audibly speaks to His children. For it is written that if you “seek the Lord, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 4:29)

I was working for a company that was located only a few miles from my house at the time. While I was at work, I was having trouble focusing and I felt like I was on the verge of tears, so I decided to go home for lunch so I could spend some time alone with the Lord to pray. I remember coming home and going directly to my bedroom. I placed my purse on the dresser and fell to my knees beside my bed. I then immediately began to cry out to God. I begged Him to appear to me and I explained that I desperately needed Him to physically hold me and audibly tell me that He loved me.

Even though I truly did believe God loved me, that day I truly needed to hear it and feel it. For almost an hour or so, I continued travailing in my bedroom on my knees. Yet, much to my disappointment, God did not appear to me and neither did He speak to me. Then I became angry and I started yelling and challenging God to appear before me in my bedroom. I then lifted my right arm up into the air and begged Him to touch my hand. “I know the Bible says You are real and I believe You are real,” I cried out, “but I really need to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that You are real.” Still, much to my disappointment, God did not appear to me and neither did He speak to me. By this time, I had become completely worn out from all the crying and yelling I was doing. Feeling even more frustrated than I was before I came home, I looked at the clock and realized my lunch hour was almost over. So I got up, grabbed my purse and began walking towards the front door. Just as I turned the knob to open the door, the phone rang. I decided to ignore the call because I did not want to chance being late for work, when the answering machine (this was the year 1997) picked up the call. I was compelled to stand there and listen, then I heard my seven year old daughter, who was calling me from her elementary school, speaking on the other end of the phone.

I have to say that my youngest daughter had never called me from school before that day and never did again after that day. This is what I heard her say: “Hi Mommy. This is Nikki. I asked my teacher if I could call you and she said I could. I just wanted to call and let you know that I love you, Mommy. And when I get home, I’m going to hold you because I want you to know just how much I love you.  Mommy, I love you very, very much. Well, I have to go now. I’ll see you when I get home. Bye.”

After I heard my daughter’s message, I quickly closed the door and ran over to the answering machine. I dropped to my knees and began to cry bitterly. I knew that although the voice on the phone belonged to my young daughter, the words I heard belonged to my loving God. The Lord was speaking to me through my daughter. I hit replay on the answering machine over and over again listening intently to every single word. Then I grabbed a piece of paper and a pen and wrote down everything my daughter said. Then I carefully tucked that piece of paper into my Bible for safe keeping.

Was I late for work that day? Probably, I don’t remember. But I will never forget that day, for it was a day God revealed Himself to me in a very real and very dramatic way. Why He chose to communicate to me in the way He did, I don’t know. Why He chose to do it through my daughter, I don’t know. Could He have physically appeared to me and spoken to me Himself? Of course He could have. He is God. Only God knows why He does what He does the way He does and for the reasons that He does it. In all the many ways He does it, God still speaks to His children.

GOD SPEAKS MESSAGES DELIVERED BY OTHERS

As a prophet, at times I am given messages from God to deliver to others. However, there are times when God delivers messages to me by others. Either way, it is important to know that communicating messages on behalf of God requires extreme caution – both from the deliverer and from the receiver. It is our responsibility to confirm any and all word we receive as a word from God.

I remember a time in my life when God used a young girl with a sweet spirit to usher me into a ministry I felt unqualified to begin… I was working as Marketing Director in a capacity where it was my responsibility to create programs for a community of youth. I called a meeting and invited the youth to explain to them what I wanted to do. I encouraged their feedback and eagerly anticipated the kinds of programs that would interest them. Following that meeting, a young teenage girl who had attended the meeting began to visit me in my office. After a few visits, she began to share with me her dreams she had for her future and her desire for a better life other than what was being offered to her by her struggling single-parent mother. She asked me if I would consider starting a program that would help her do just that.

In the days following, I could not get the young girl, or our conversation, out of my mind. I considered etiquette classes at first. However, as she continued to come by my office and talk to me about her future, I knew I needed to offer her so much more.

After sharing all of this with my husband, he asked me if I had considered starting a teen ministry for girls. Surprised at his response, I quickly replied that I had not. I was no Bible scholar. Neither did I have any formal training. However, it quickly became clear to me that there was nothing I could possibly offer her, or anyone else who was interested in changing their life, that could benefit them more than would an introduction to Jesus Christ.

Not believing I was qualified to head up such an important task, I prayed continuously for confirmation and direction from the Lord. Things began to happen that confirmed God’s plan for me to begin a teen ministry for girls. So, I gave the Lord my word that if He would clearly open the door, I would walk through it. God did just that! And He opened the door wide! Before too long, a teen ministry for girls was birthed and it grew exponentially! God had a message for me and He used a young girl to deliver it. Today, young women ministers have come out of that ministry and that young girl, who God used to start it all, is a successful young woman with a family who loves the Lord.

God was perfectly capable of communicating to me directly and yet He chose to use a young girl I did not know but came to love as a daughter. God also loves to use His people as vessels He can pour into and pour out of. He is not looking for polished professionals, He is looking for those who are hungry for His word. He is looking for those He can train and who are willing to be obedient. Neither is God put off by our need to confirm His word. In fact, He requires it. 1 John 4:1 states: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH HIS WORD

All Scripture is breathed out by God (2 Timothy 3:16) so when God speaks to us through the Holy Bible, He is speaking to us through His Inspired word. These are words that were poured out thousands of years ago by His obedient vessels to deliver messages that were meant to minister to us concerning our past, our present and our future. God’s word is alive! God’s word is active. God’s word is sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing and dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. God’s word discerns the thoughts and the intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

When I began reading my Bible thirty years ago, I remember feeling as though I was being drawn into every word. It felt like I was walking alongside the people I was reading about and experiencing everything they were going through. I started out reading the Bible by beginning in the Old Testament and through that experience, I was introduced to the God of the universe. But, as I continued to read, I came to know God and understand God as my friend, my Father and my Lord.

When I began reading the New Testament, believe it or not, I did not understand why the words that belonged to Jesus were red. I did not know who Jesus was. But I do know that every time I would read them, I was moved to tears. Tears would uncontrollably pour out of my soul and flow down my face. It was through Jesus’ words that I came to understand the true meaning of love. It was through Jesus’ words that spoke to me about accepting Him as my Lord and my God. It was through Jesus’ words that my life was saved.

The power behind God’s word is a mystery. It is one of many miracles that cannot be explained. It transcends our natural mind’s ability to comprehend. Nevertheless, as His children, we trust God and we trust His word. And by faith, we believe, for it is written: His thoughts are not our thoughts, nor are our ways His ways says the Lord. For as the Heavens are higher than the Earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH DIRECTING OUR CIRCUMSTANCES

One of the many benefits of being a child of God is the comfort in knowing that God has everything concerning us under control, even sometimes, in spite of ourselves. It is written that even though we make our own plans, it is God’s will that ultimately directs our path. (Proverbs 16:9)

I can’t tell you the number of times God has spoken to me through His directing and re-directing of circumstances in my life. If you listen, you can hear Him say, “I am closing this door because it will lead you to a place I do not want you to go.” Or, “I am opening this door for you to enter into because I have something for you here.”

It wasn’t that long ago, that God re-directed my path in a very uncomfortable and dramatic way. I had one plan to be in one place but the Lord had another. Everything was going well and made perfect sense one moment then through a series of circumstances everything changed. God began to shut things down forcing my husband and I out of a place of comfort to a foreign place of confusion to us. Although God knew where we were to go, we felt lost.

What was happening to us made no sense in the natural but once we got settled where God wanted us to be, doors began to open and things began to make more sense. Often we have to remind ourselves that God’s ways are not our ways. The most important thing to remember as you make decisions for your life, is to do so with the understanding that it may be temporal. Do not allow your own plans to supersede God’s plans. For if you do, He has a way of making life very uncomfortable in the process of getting you where He wants you to be.

GOD SPEAKS THROUGH OUR DREAMS & VISIONS

God also speaks to His children through dreams and visions. If He has given you this, you will find that He speaks to warn, prepare, confirm, convict, encourage, inspire and rebuke His children. This subject alone is worthy of its own post for there is so much to say about it. I will expound on it later in a different message.

ARE YOU MISSING THE VOICE OF GOD?

There is so much more that can be said here about the audible voice of God but the bottom line is that God still very much speaks to His children. However, we need to be mindful to listen for Him for we can miss hearing Him. In fact, God is always speaking but sometimes we, His children, are not always able to hear His voice. God does not scream at you. He will not force Himself on you.

It is possible to miss the voice of God. There are many reasons for this. Are you a Believer in Jesus Christ? Have you made Him the Lord and Savior of your life? Do you believe His word? Do you believe God can and will speak to you? Are you too busy or too distracted to hear God’s voice? Is there sin in your life? All of these things will place a barrier between you and the voice of God. When God’s voice is not resonant in your life, the result is devastating. Prayers are unheard, blessings are blocked and you miss God’s best for you. If you are a Believer, there is a remedy. If you are not a Believer, there is still a remedy – become one. Either way, the remedy is the same… Seek God with all of your heart.

“You will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11

THE LORD NEVER TOLD US TO PURSUE HAPPINESS…

 

Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to obtain, maintain and remain in a state of happiness? The truth of the matter is that chasing ‘happiness’ is not biblical. The Lord does not tell us to pursue happiness in this life. In fact, the pursuit of happiness is a false, deceptive and even unachievable endeavor, and yet it is the crux that motivates most of the people in this world. The state of happiness a measurement, for many, that determines whether or not they have achieved real success. So, if true happiness doesn’t exist in this world, what are you really living for?…

It is not an accident that people are programmed into thinking that the American dream can only be achieved through the pursuit of happiness. People exhaust themselves, and many even sell their souls to the devil, thinking they must do this to achieve real happiness. Yet, people die every day empty, unfulfilled and miserable for they strive and never achieve. People are deceived into thinking that things in this world will make them happy. Of course, this is a lie. Happiness can not be found in a flawed, imperfect world full of flawed and imperfect people. It is yet another counterfeit from the enemy trying to emulate the real thing. Happiness can only be achieved in a pure environment of total cleanliness, righteousness, perfection and holiness. There is only one place where this exists, and that is in the presence of God.

It is not surprising that there is so much discontentment, depression, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual addictions, divorce, psychoanalysis, etc. in the world today. These life situations sadly become the end result and the solution of escape for many who spend their entire lives chasing after things the world tells them will make them ‘happy’. They make it their lifetime goal to pursue more money, a better job, a bigger house, a nicer car, the newest and the greatest gadget, a higher degree, a perfect body, more beauty, a better relationship with a better person, a perfect marriage, a perfect family, more satisfying sex, a higher high and the list goes on. Ask anyone who has managed to achieve any of these things if they are truly happy. If they are completely honest, they will tell you that the satisfaction they received and the immediate gratification of achieving that thing was only temporary, at best. Once that thing is achieved, and the honeymoon period wears off, they are right back on that ever-running treadmill of life chasing the next best thing believing it will finally make them happy. This has been one of the enemy’s greatest deceptions. It is all a lie and the devil is laughing at everyone in this world who falls for it.

There is nothing in the Bible that tells us to pursue ‘happiness’. Instead, the Lord tells us that the Holy Spirit, given through Jesus Christ, will fill us with ‘joy and an inner peace’. For it is written: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) Many people believe ‘joy’ and ‘happiness’ are the same, however, this is not true. ‘Joy’ and ‘happiness’ are completely different concepts. ‘Happiness’ is a temporary feeling that comes only by what is tangible, meaning you have to obtain something in the physical to achieve it.

‘Joy’, on the other hand, is a state of mind. It is the epitome of inner peace and contentment. And it can only come from the Holy Spirit. His peace transcends the things of this world. It transcends your status and your situation. When you have the joy of the Lord, you have peace and contentment in any place, in any time, with anything and with anyone. It is the calm in the midst of the storm.

The joy of the Lord comes as the result of the hope we have in Jesus. For Jesus says, Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He says, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) It comes in knowing that God is in control of everything and everyone for it is written that although man may make his own plans, God’s will ultimately prevails. (Proverbs 19:21) It comes in knowing that you don’t have to have it all figured out, that you don’t have to be in control of everything for it is written that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). It comes in knowing that you do not have to fight your own battles for God says “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” (Romans 12:17-21) It is the peace that comes with knowing God’s got you. “He knows the thoughts that He thinks towards you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Do you want to have a life full of joy, peace and contentment? You can have it if you do this: Don’t pursue happiness. Pursue God. You need only to know Jesus Christ and place your belief and trust in Him.

The Lord tells us that though we are in this world, we are not of this world. This world is not our home. We are only here to occupy for a specific work and for a specific time. Have you ever went on vacation and found that no matter how great of a time you had or no matter how seemingly perfect the environment you were staying in was, after a while you always missed home. Nothing compares to home. Nothing compares to that one place that is ever so perfectly comfortable and custom-made just for you. Heaven is home for the Believer. We desire to go there because it is utterly perfect there and not only will you have the inner peace that is found in the ‘joy of the Lord’, there you will also experience true happiness. Don’t you want to go? Will I see you there?

Introducing AUTHOR OF LIFE POETIC INSPIRATIONS!

As far back as I can remember, I have loved and appreciated the art and the gift of literary expression. Since a child, I have found pleasure in writing stories, poetry, essays and any excuse I could find to express myself. However, my writing changed in the fall of 2001. On the eve of what was to become the most painful period of my life, I heard the audible voice of God for the first time and supernaturally I began to receive inspirational, Holy Spirit-inspired psalms and poems from the Lord…

These literary ‘gifts’ would come to me when I least expected them so I tried to keep a pen and paper handy in my purse, by my bed, in the car or anywhere else I thought the Lord would speak to me.

As the stormy winds of life blew in hard and cold, these beautiful gifts spoke peace into my life as they comforted me and ministered to me through it all. As the psalms and poems continued to come, my husband often urged me to consider sharing them for ministry purposes. However, at the time, the idea of sharing my writings felt as if I was allowing the world to enter into my bedroom. It was too soon and too invasive. These psalms and poems spoke to me concerning details of my life that were deeply personal and so I hid them away on the top shelf of my bedroom closet for safe keeping.

In 2012, however, the Lord changed my heart. During a time of grief and family loss, I shared one of my poems with a loved one and was surprised to see it minister to them as much as it had ministered to me. My husband was right. So, I began the process of designing and publishing my work. However, my efforts were often frustrated by the distractions of life and the ploys of the enemy so, once again, I tucked them away on the top shelf of my bedroom closet for another time.

The Lord continued to nudge me over the years and I continued to allow life to distract me. However, in the summer of 2016, the Lord spoke to me yet again urging me to focus on my writing. This time, He reminded me of the gift He had given me and the ministry it was given for.

Not long after this, the Lord woke me from sleep one night with an idea for my poetry: What He showed me was a collection of ministering Gift Books. Each ‘gift book’ was to be beautifully illustrated ‘and devoted to one poem/psalm of my choosing with its theme carried throughout. It would be a short read and include theme-related vignettes. Each book would also include journals for the reader to record their thoughts, prayers and reflections. “What a perfect idea,” I thought. One worthy of each and every one of those divinely-inspired psalms and poems. Upon waking, I immediately began the work the Lord had given me. This time, with a commitment to continue to completion…

I am very pleased to announce that my poetic work is finished!

Introducing AUTHOR OF LIFE POETIC INSPIRATIONS: A DIVINELY INSPIRED POEM & PSALM COLLECTION. This beautiful collection of seventeen inspirational ‘gift books‘ uniquely presents this original, poetic work. Each poem and psalm book is a literary work of art that imparts to the hearer of the word heart-warming messages of Life that are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your face.

Through this gift of poetic expression, spirits will be uplifted and souls will be inspired. This unique compilation of artistic prose is a timeless keepsake. They are written to be loved, passed on to others and treasured always. Each tome makes an extraordinary gift to give yourself as well as an exceptionally thoughtful gift to present to others. And they are available now at Barnes & Noble and Amazon!

Take a few moments to walk through the descriptions of all seventeen titles of this collection and choose one (or two) that speak to you personally. There is sure to be a life situation that is near and dear to your heart…

It is for God’s good pleasure that His children utilize their gifts, talents and abilities to loudly proclaim His sovereignty. For all Believers are commissioned to bear witness to the hope and saving grace that we have in Jesus Christ.

My commission was assigned for all will be told,

Of the silver-tongued message through silence of gold:

“Cry out in the wilderness with a voice that’s not heard!

Speak boldly of Christ though you won’t say a word.”

VISIONS WARN EARTHQUAKES ARE COMING TO THE UNITED STATES SOON!

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. But do not be troubled for all these things must come to pass before the end. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences (deadly diseases, viruses, plagues, etc.) and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginnings of sorrows.” (Mark 13)

God is speaking to His Church. He is revealing many different signs and wonders for the purpose of warning and preparation. According to the Holy Bible, major catastrophic earthquakes have been predicted to come just prior to the time of tribulation. Over the years, I have been shown dreams of desolation and destruction that is coming. I have been given dreams of instruction for the Church on how to survive the days of tribulation when they come. I have received dreams demonstrating the Lord informing His Church that they must immediately ‘clean their house’ which is the temple of the Holy Spirit who dwells inside of us, for He is returning very, very soon. Only a week following that particular dream, I was shown another revealing to me one word: IMMINENT. Jesus is not just coming soon, He is standing at the door waiting for the impending word from the Father. Child of God, the Lord is warning you that the “beginnings of sorrows”, spoken of in Mark 13, are upon us.

Now as Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, asking, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them and said: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. But do not be troubled for all these things must come to pass before the end. Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences (deadly diseases, viruses, plagues, etc.) and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginnings of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended because of you. They will betray one another and hate one another. Brother will betray brother to the death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Then this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come.

OPEN VISIONS WARNING OF DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKES COMING TO THE UNITED STATES

In 2008, my husband and I went out to eat at a local restaurant. The weather was beautiful that day and there was nothing was out of the ordinary. As we began to eat, I suddenly felt the ground violently shake beneath my feet. I looked around to see what was happening. Again, nothing was out of the ordinary. Then, it happened again, I felt the ground shake beneath my feet. I then looked at my husband and asked him if he had felt the ground shaking and he replied that he had not. We finished our meal then we left the restaurant and returned home. I wrote this event down in my journal.

Later that evening, as I watched a television program, a different scene was superimposed over the television program I was watching. What I saw was a woman appearing on a screen as a weather broadcaster. She was holding a long, narrow pointing stick in her hand and was pointing to two columns that were listed on a board on the wall. Each column displayed approximately five or six major cities throughout the United States. I remember seeing Atlanta because we lived in a city not far from there at the time, which alarmed me, and I remember seeing Los Angeles. There were others but I cannot recall them all. She stood there pointing to each city and was warning me of eminent earthquakes that were to come to those cities. Not realizing at the time that what I had seen was a vision, I immediately left the room to ask my husband if he had heard the news about the earthquakes. He had no idea what I was talking about. When I returned to the living room to show him what I had seen, the vision was gone and the original programming had returned. I knew what I had seen and heard so I proceeded to search the television news and weather channels to show my husband, but I found nothing. I then searched the internet for the information about the earthquakes, but again, I found nothing. I was reminded of the ‘shaking ground incident’ I had experienced earlier in the restaurant so I wrote this experience down in my journal as well. All of this took place in 2008.

Eight years later, in the early part of 2016, I had another vision that involved a shaking. As I lay upon my bed resting, I close my eyes for just a second when I saw a date flash before my eyes. The date revealed to me a month, a day and a year and then it began to violently shake from side to side. When I opened my eyes, it was gone. For reasons only God knows, I was not permitted to remember the date that I saw. God’s timing is everything.

What can you do? Draw near to the Lord so that you may clearly hear His voice, for His instructions will be the only advice that will save you during this time. If earthquakes are coming to a city near you, listen to the voice of the Lord. Is He warning you? Is He moving you? Is He changing and rearranging people and circumstances in your life. Do not think it strange God begins to allow things to happen that affect your job, your relationships, your living situations, etc. Like in a chess game, He is strategizing and orchestrating His moves. He is putting key people in place to usher in His will for this world. He is moving His people, as well as others, into new places where He wants them to be for His purpose. Do not resist the Lord when He speaks to you. If you find that He is requiring you to do something that is uncomfortable or unconventional for you. Do not question Him. Just listen to Him and obey. This time is a crucial time for God’s Church. The Lord is busy navigating change that will effect everyone and everything. What is coming, and even what is happening now,  is destined to change this world as we know it – forever. Brace yourself, expect it and be ready.

A PROPHETIC DREAM: THE HILLARY, THE DONALD & THE WARNING OF ALIGNING

On the day before the 2016 presidential election, between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, my husband and I had a disagreement. For the first time in my adult life, I felt strongly that I should NOT vote for either of the candidates. However, my husband disagreed.

That evening, I did something I’m a bit embarrassed to say I had not done previously in any other election… I prayed. I asked God what He thought I should do. I specifically prayed and asked that He either confirm my convictions to not vote in the election or speak to me clearly otherwise. Then I went to bed.

That night, God not only gave me a dream, He gave me an immediate interpretation upon waking from that dream. In the dream, I saw a couple – an older white man and an older white woman, together. They were not married to each other and they were climbing into bed to have sex. In the dream, my husband suggested that we climb into bed with them – to also have sex. I was horrified that my husband would suggest such a thing, but he persisted and insisted that it would be okay. So, I eventually gave in, against my better judgement. As my husband and I climbed into bed and laid next to the older white couple, strangely, it appeared as if they didn’t see us or know that we were there. In the dream, my husband’s focus was on the couple. He watched everything they did and then tried to repeat what he saw them doing with me. In spite of my protesting, my husband obsessively, and even uncontrollably, continued to emulate the actions of the older couple. Then I awoke.

Immediately upon waking, the Lord gave me the interpretation of the dream.  The Lord made it known to me that if I, or my husband, were to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, it would be likened to climbing into bed with sin for God saw both parties as unrighteous and evil. God further explained that when we align ourselves with people, such as in an election, when we enter into friendships and relationships, when we enter into business partnerships and even when we choose a spouse, we are becoming spiritually party to every decision that person makes. God made it known to me that He holds us accountable for every decision we make, even ones concerning people we align ourselves with. In aligning ourselves with people, by default, we are even agreeing to the same spiritual consequences that person will receive on account of the decisions that they make. In essence, when we align ourselves with others, we become yoked together with them. This becomes a fiduciary relationship and when we enter into such, we are delegating our spiritual power to them allowing them to act on our behalf.

After I shared my dream and its interpretation with my husband, he knew it was from the Lord and agreed with me. Neither of us voted that day.

Now, my experience may not be your experience. Just as my walk with God is not the same as your walk with God. This particular message was for me. I am not here to tell you with who you should or should not be aligning yourself. That responsibility belongs solely to God. I am only here to share the universal message of warning I received through this dream. If you are not sure about what I am saying. No problem. Let God be true and every man a liar. Align it up with the word of God. You will find that what I am saying is actually scriptural. The Holy Bible clearly tells us “Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts…” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

Child of God, especially in these times and absolutely for the times that are to come, as a Believer, you must have your own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How else can you, and will you, be able to survive the deception that is all around you? And it is everywhere, including in the Church. Christianity is not a faith or a religion. It is a relationship. God speaks to His children – when His children are speaking to Him.

The take-away here is this. Beloved, be very careful about the people with whom you enter into an agreement with. The decisions you make, and those you make them with, are not to be taken lightly. As a Believer, you must understand the importance of submitting every one, every thing and every decision to the Lord for His approval, His counsel and His guidance.  The access that you, as a Child of God, has to the throne room of God is mandatory, immeasurable and priceless. Use it. However, it has to be said that this privilege is only possible for those who are in relationship with Him through His son, Jesus Christ. Always remember  that there are supernatural repercussions behind every decision you make in the natural.

This dream was a wake-up call for me. I pray that it opens your eyes as well.

THE TRUTH BEHIND WITCHCRAFT, DEMONIC SPIRITS & FALSE SEERS

Satan is a counterfeit master. His entire existence is based off of emulating everything that is godly and everything that belongs to God. His efforts have deceived many.

 

Satan was once an angel who lived in God’s Heavenly Kingdom. His privileged position granted him first-hand knowledge of God’s Kingdom secrets including how God ruled the Heavens and placement of God’s angelic hierarchy. The following scripture from the Holy Bible explains Satan’s expulsion from Heaven.

 

“And war broke out in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in Heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O Heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:7-12

 

After Satan was expelled from Heaven, along with other fallen angels who followed him, he set up shop, so to speak, here on Earth. He has been disrupting the world, corrupting the people and trying his best to emulate God in everything he does in an effort to continue to deceive the people. .

 

Make no mistake, the devil does have power. However, you must remember that the devil is also a created being – a God-created being. The power he was given, by God, is like a pebble compared to the mountain-size sovereignty, power and majestic rule of God.

 

Many of you may wonder why God didn’t remove Satan’s power from him when he was thrown out of Heaven. Simply, because the devil has a job to do, just like you and me. God uses the limited amount of power that the devil has to sift the evil out of this world. God has Satan on a leash. Yes, he is wreaking havoc, but only for a time and only under the control of almighty God. When his time is up, not only will the devil be cast down into the fiery pit of Hell, he will be taking all of his counterparts along with him. And he knows this. Hopefully, that won’t include you.

 

Because the devil knows his time is short – and it really is – things in the demonic realm are really ramping up. The interesting, and almost amusing, thing about all of this is that Satan still believes – or at least that’s what he has convinced his followers – that somehow his original, diabolical plan to ‘take over the world’ is still going to happen. At least, he’s going to give it his best shot. However, we Believers have already read the story and we know how it will end. Jesus will return and He, and all who follow Him, will be victorious.

 

As stated above, the devil is a counterfeit master. He copies everything that belongs to God. The office of a Seer Prophet, and the gifts that come along with this office such as dreams, visions, discerning of spirits, words of knowledge, etc. were all established by God and were all given by God. Satan knows this. So he uses his demons and the limited amount of demonic power they and he have to indwell his followers – no it’s not the people who has the power, it’s the demons – and these people are put into place to use this demonic power, demonically charged spells, demonically charged potions, etc. to emulate the Holy Spirit’s gifts that are given by God. There is no such thing as a Seer that serves the devil. Only people who serve the devil who are counterfeit copies of the originals.

 

These demon spirit-indwelled counterfeits are the witches, the fortune tellers, the spiritualists, the necromancers, etc. who take the people’s money and exploit their ignorance, their curiosity, their grief, their vulnerabilities, etc. Not to mention, these evil-indwelled people are helping people of all ages – many who are not aware of the danger they are engaging in – to open doors to demon-possession and demonic attacks on their lives, the lives of their children, their family members and generations yet to come. This is how generational curses get started.

 

I hope I have cleared up some confusion and answered some questions concerning magic and the truth behind all forms of witchcraft, demonic spirits and false seer prophets.

PROPHECY: A COMPILATION OF PROPHETIC MESSAGES by R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

“Lord, who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed His powerful arm?” John 12:38

I have experienced dreams, visions and words of knowledge since I was a child. However, at the time, I did not understand what they were and why I was having them. It wasn’t until the year 2001, at the direction of my husband, that I began the process of journaling my experiences.

On January 23, 2017, I shared a dream with my husband. In the dream, the Lord had given me a message for him. Later that day, my husband (an apostle), heard the Lord say in his spirit: “If there is a prophet among you, I will make Myself known to them through dreams and visions.” After my husband shared God’s message with me, I prayed and asked the Lord, Himself, to confirm His word with me concerning my call.

On January 24, 2017 at 3:30 a.m., I received a vision from the Lord. In this vision, God answered my prayer. In large, beautifully ornate capital letters, God confirmed my call. I was shown only one word: SEER.

The dreams, visions and supernatural encounters I have experienced over the years have revealed messages to me concerning my life, my family, my friends – and most importantly, God’s people – His Church.

PROPHETIC MESSAGES FOR THE CHURCH AS OF AUGUST 5, 2017

2002 – A DREAM REVEALS THE TRIBULATION: I SEE DEVASTATION, PANDEMONIUM & CHAOS . I SEE PEOPLE PANICKING, SCREAMING AND RUNNING IN EVERY DIRECTION. CATASTROPHIC DESTRUCTION IS COMING IN THE LAST DAYS. IT WILL CHANGE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT. WATER WILL BE SCARCE, ETC.

Dates Unknown – SEVERAL DREAMS REVEAL DESTRUCTION IN THE LAST DAYS. I SEE THE LAND IN RUINS, NO CARS (BUT SMALL MOTORBIKES) AND PEOPLE LIVING IN UNDERGROUND TUNNELS.

2008 – AN OPEN VISION REVEALS A ‘SHAKING’. I FEEL THE GROUND ‘SHAKE’ TWICE (IT STOPPED THEN BEGAN AGAIN) UNDER MY FEET WHILE EATING IN A RESTAURANT WITH MY HUSBAND. FOR THE LORD SAYS, “I WILL SHAKE ALL THINGS”. HE WILL SHAKE HEAVEN, EARTH, DRY LAND, THE SEA, THE NATIONS AND ALL PEOPLE. WHOEVER OR WHATEVER IS NOT ESTABLISHED ON THE FIRM FOUNDATION OF THE ROCK, WHICH IS JESUS CHRIST, WILL CRUMBLE, FALL AND BE DESTROYED.

2008 – AN OPEN VISION REVEALS GOD’S JUDGEMENT. I AM SHOWN SPECIFIC CITIES AND STATES IN THE U.S. THAT WILL EXPERIENCE DESTRUCTION BY A MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE THAT IS SOON TO COME. “I WILL SHAKE ALL THINGS,” SAYS THE LORD.

Early 2016 – AN ANGELIC VISITATION COMES WITH THE MIGHTY SOUND OF A LOUD AND POWERFUL WHIRLWIND. A BRILLIANT WHITE LIGHT EXPANDS AND CONSUMES MY BEDROOM. I SEE AN ANGEL TO MY RIGHT THAT IS BRIGHTER THAN THE LIGHT THAT WAS IN MY ROOM. I AM LIFTED UP OFF MY BED BY THE ANGEL. I PANICK AND GRAB AHOLD OF MY HUSBAND. I REFUSE TO LEAVE MY FAMILY AND SAY, “I AM NOT READY.” I RECEIVE A MESSAGE: “UNLESS YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING, YOU CANNOT FOLLOW ME.” I SUBMIT. WE MUST ALL SUBMIT TO GOD AND LAY EVERYTHING DOWN AT THE FEET OF JESUS CHRIST. “WHEREEVER YOU GO, LORD, I WILL FOLLOW.”

October 25, 2016 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD. I AM SHOWN A VAST, DRY AND BARREN LAND. I SEE THE WORLD’S ARMY, THEN I SEE GOD’S ARMY. DESTRUCTION IS COMING. I AM GIVEN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS THAT LEAD ME TO SAFETY. A HEAR A MIGHTY EXPLOSION AND SEE THE DEATH OF MANY. ONLY THOSE WHO KNOW GOD’S VOICE AND WHO HEEDS GOD’S EVERY COMMAND WILL SURVIVE THE DESTRUCTION THAT WILL COME IN THE DAYS AHEAD.

November 3, 2016 – I SEE FOUR EVIL SPIRITS (FAMILIAR SPIRITS) WHO HAVE MANIFEST ON ACCOUNT OF A GIFT MY HUSBAND AND I ACCEPTED FROM ‘FRIENDS.’ WE DISCOVER A PAINTING THAT IS CURSED (SPIRITUALLY UNCLEAN). DEMONS CAN AND WILL ATTACH THEMSELVES TO PEOPLE AND OBJECTS (I. E. BOOKS, MOVIES, MUSIC, PAINTINGS, WALL HANGINGS, DECOR, ARTIFACTS, IDOLS, CURIOS, ETC.) THAT HAVE HAD A SPELL/CURSE PUT ON THEM. IF THESE ITEMS ARE ON YOUR PERSON OR WITHIN YOUR HOME, DEMONS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMONIZE YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR HOME. DESTROY AND RID YOUR HOME OF ALL SUCH OBJECTS THEN PRAY FOR DELIVERANCE.

November 5, 2016 – AFTER PRAYING FOR DIRECTION FROM THE LORD CONCERNING THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, I RECEIVE A DREAM THAT REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD. “DO NOT VOTE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION FOR BOTH PARTIES ARE EVIL.” BE CAREFUL OF WHO YOU ASSOCIATE WITH. BELIEVERS ARE NOT TO ‘ALIGN’ (I.E. MARRIAGE, VOTING, FRIENDSHIPS, BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS, ETC.) THEMSELVES WITH NON-BELIEVERS. TO DO THIS IS TO SUBJECT YOURSELF TO AND SHARE IN THEIR SIN AS WELL AS THE JUDGEMENT OF THEIR SIN.

November, 2016 – THE LORD INSTRUCTS ME TO LAY HANDS ON A TEENAGE BOY AT A LOCAL CHURCH MY HUSBAND AND I VISIT. THE BOY IS COUGHING INCESSANTLY. I OBEY AND HE STOPS COUGHING. I HEAR THE LORD SAY, “PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN.” THE LORD IS RAISING UP A REMNANT OF YOUTH IN THESE LAST DAYS. THE LORD HAS INSTRUCTED ME TO LAY HANDS ON THOSE YOUTH THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT ME TO PRAY FOR.

January 21, 2017 – A VISION REVEALS ANOTHER ‘SHAKING’ VISION. I SEE A MONTH, A DAY AND A YEAR. I SEE THE DATE SHAKE VIOLENTLY FROM SIDE TO SIDE. GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS COMING BUT IS UPON US EVEN NOW. “I WILL SHAKE ALL THINGS,” SAYS THE LORD.

January 25, 2017 – I HEAR THE AUDIBLE VOICE OF THE LORD: “I AM GIVING YOU BACK THE PROMISE OF LIFE.” THIS ‘PROMISE’ IS LIFE AS WE HAVE IT IN CHRIST JESUS. PAUL SPOKE OF THIS ‘PROMISE’ DESCRIBING IT AS “THE POWER OF GOD LET LOOSE AMONG MEN, THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.” (ROMANS 1:16) ALL BELIEVERS ARE ENTITLED TO THIS PROMISE YET NOT ALL BELIEVERS ARE POSITIONED TO RECEIVE IT. IN FACT, THE NAMES OF MANY BELIEVERS HAVE BEEN BLOTTED OUT FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE FOR THERE IS SIN STANDING BETWEEN THEM AND THE LORD. GOD IS “GIVING YOU BACK THE PROMISE OF LIFE” IF YOU WILL ONLY REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM YOUR SIN. DO NOT ALLOW SIN TO REMAIN IN YOUR LIFE AND KEEP YOU FROM RECEIVING WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY YOURS.

February 17, 2017 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD CONCERNING HIS CHURCH. I AM SHOWN AN IMAGE OF A CHURCH. IN THIS DREAM, I SEE ALL FIVE OFFICES OF THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY PRESENT (APOSTLE, PROPHET, EVANGELIST, PASTOR & TEACHER). THEY ARE POSITIONED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CHURCH. EACH OFFICE HAS BEFORE THEM A CUP OF WATER THAT REPRESENTS THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE CHURCH CONGREGATION IS SEATED ON THE LEFT. A PODIUM, WITH A MICROPHONE ATTACHED, IS IN THE CENTER. ALL ARE ON THE SAME LEVEL. NO ONE OFFICE IS ELEVATED ABOVE THE OTHER. NO ONE OFFICE IS ESTEEMED ABOVE THE OTHER. A CHURCH THAT DOES NOT UTILIZE ALL FIVE OFFICES OF THE FIVE-FOLD MINISTRY IS INCOMPLETE AND INEFFECTIVE. GOD WANTS A NEW THING THAT IS ACTUALLY AN OLD THING. THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH.

May 13, 2017 – A DREAM REVEALS A MESSAGE FROM THE LORD: GOD’S PEOPLE, GET READY FOR JESUS IS RETURNING VERY SOON!  HE IS EXAMINING EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US WITHOUT EXCEPTION. HE IS WARNING ALL BELIEVERS TO ‘CLEAN HOUSE’ AND RID THEMSELVES OF TRASH (SIN) AND DEBRIS (UNRIGHTEOUSNESS) OF EVERY KIND. THE WARNING INCLUDES A PENALTY NOTICE FOR ANYONE WHO CHOOSES NOT TO HEED THE VOICE OF THE LORD. THE PENALTY WILL INCLUDE THE PAYMENT OF ETERNAL DEATH. JESUS IS RETURNING SOON ON A DAY THAT IS UNSPECIFIED AND UNEXPECTED. ON THE DAY OF HIS RETURN, THERE WILL BE NO MORE WARNINGS GIVEN FOR THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE. THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO HEED THE WARNING OF THE LORD WILL BE CLEAN AND WILL BE GRANTED ENTRANCE INTO HIS GLORY. THOSE WHO DO NOT WILL BE GRANTED ENTRANCE INTO HELL.

June, 2017 – A VISION REVEALS A WORD FROM THE LORD: ‘EMINENT.’ PEOPLE, HEED THE VOICE OF THE LORD! THE RETURN OF JESUS IS EMINENT!

July, 2017 – THE LORD SPEAKS TO MY SPIRIT: GOD IS NOT PLEASED WITH MOST OF THE CHURCHES THAT ARE OPERATING TODAY FOR MANY HAVE WITHIN THEM SPIRITS OF ‘MANIPULATION,’ ‘INTIMIDATION’ AND ‘CONTROL.’ THESE PEOPLE WILL BE JUDGED IF THEY DO NOT REPENT AND RECEIVE DELIVERANCE FROM THESE SPIRITS. THEY ARE STUMBLING BLOCKS FOR GOD’S PEOPLE. THE LORD ALSO SHARED WITH ME A FORM OF IDOLATRY ALSO PRESENT IN MANY CHURCHES TODAY. HE CALLED IT “PASTOR WORSHIP.” THOSE WHO ARE GUILTY WILL ALSO BE JUDGED IF THEY DO NOT REPENT AND TURN AWAY FROM THIS SIN. THE LORD WILL SHARE HIS GLORY WITH NO ONE.

August 5, 2017 – IN AN EARLY MORNING HOUR, I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD ASK ME, “ARE YOU READY?” I THEN FELT HIS HAND GENTLY TOUCH MY LEFT SHOULDER AWAKENING ME FROM MY SLEEP. ABSOLUTELY! GOD’S PEOPLE, WAKE UP! THERE IS MUCH WORK TO DO. THE HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL BUT THE WORKERS ARE FEW. ARE YOU READY FOR THE IMINENT RETURN OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST?

PROPHETS DON’T JUST DELIVER PAINFUL MESSAGES, GOD MAY REQUIRE THEM TO LIVE THOSE PAINFUL MESSAGES

Prophets are called to not just deliver God’s messages. Very often, they are called to live out, in their personal lives, those very same messages. It is not uncommon for a prophet of God to experience twists, turns, upsets and upheaval in their natural lives that reflect and directly correlate with the divine messages they have been given to deliver.

It was very common for the prophets of old to enact, real time, the prophetic word that was given to them for the people of Israel. Jonah’s hellish experience of three days and three nights spent in the belly of a great fish directly correlates with Jesus’ three days and three nights in “the heart of the earth.” The prophet Hosea was commanded by God to marry a prostitute to imply God’s grievance with the people of Israel as they were engaging in an adulterous relationship with the Lord. And there are many more references in the Bible just like these.

It appears that God requires these up-front and personal encounters so that the prophet can better impart a more effective, passionate and heart-felt prophetic word. The end result is a heart-felt message that can only come from the perspective of one who can relate through their first-hand experiences. As unusual as this may seem, no one can deny this biblical fact as it is seen throughout the accounts of many of the prophets of old.

As a prophet, I can personally attest to this fact and find this supernatural phenomenon to be an unpleasant, but apparently necessary, ‘perk’ that comes along with the prophetic territory.

I share some of my ‘perkish’ experiences and others in a book I am currently writing and planning to release early this Winter entitled Chronicles Of A Seer Prophet.

If there are other prophets and seer prophets out there who have had experiences such as these, I’d love to hear from you.

A PROPHETIC DREAM: THE LANDLORD

On May 13th, 2017, I received a dream from the Lord. I have posted this dream previously in my blog, but I feel an urgency to repost this message again…

God is consistently reaching out to His people in these last days. He is warning His Church, the Body of Christ, to get their “house” in order for He is preparing them for the imminent return of Jesus Christ.

In this dream, I was the subject the Lord used to deliver this message. I saw myself managing a multi-family community. In the community, there were many buildings. In each building were two single-story apartments on the left – one on the top-level and the other on the lower-level – and one two-story townhouse on the right. I saw myself going from building to building examining everyone’s home in the community for cleanliness. I checked the outside and then I checked the inside. I also went to the rear of the house and checked the patios and porches as well. I examined each apartment and townhouse thoroughly for cleanliness and I noted any trash or debris. At the homes where I found trash, I left a notice for the residents to remove it all and informed them that they were in violation. Each notice included a warning that also informed them that I would be returning soon but on an unspecified date. The notice stated that when I returned, a penalty would be imposed on those who chose to ignore my warning and remain in violation. Those residents would incur a penalty that included the enforcement of an eviction.

Some of the residents in the community were obedient and heeded my warning by quickly cleaning their home and removing all the trash. Yet, some were complacent, not thinking it important, and did nothing at all. Others were angry and insisted that I explain to them why they had to comply with my rules. For they felt it was their life and their home therefore, they should be able to live it any way they chose. I explained to these residents that the property they were living on belonged to me and, therefore, I had the right to impose and enforce any rule I felt necessary to keep my property in good condition. I explained to them that they would not live in my community forever, for one day they would have to move on. But while they were here, it would be wise for them to abide by my rules and learn from them for they were in place only for their good. I also informed them that one day, they would desire to move to a more luxurious home. When that day came, they would require a recommendation and referral from me before they would be permitted to move there. I further explained that without my approval, the only type of home they would be able to access would be substandard and guaranteed to be not to their liking. I then awoke from this dream.

Later, the Lord gave me the interpretation… He showed me that in the dream, I was the Landlord and was representing Jesus, the Master Property Manager. The buildings in this dream represented locations all over the world. The apartments and town homes represented three categories of people who make up this world. There were the lower-level apartments that represented the poor, those who are considered the least in this world. There were the upper-level apartments that represented those who are considered above the least in this world. Then there were the two-story townhouses that represented the wealthy and rich in this world. In the dream, they all lived together in one building for the Lord is no respecter of persons who sees and treats everyone the same. We must all meet His requirements and we are all expected to comply regardless of who we are and what we have. My access to all of the homes represents the Lord and His access to everything in our lives. Nothing we do and nothing we feel is hidden from Him. I examined the outside of the home which represents the outer appearance that we show to the world. I examined the interior of the home which represents our motives and intentions that are hidden inside of our hearts. Finally, while inside the homes, I examined the patios and porches which represent the secret trash we hold on to and are hesitant to get rid of and hand over to the Lord.  There is nothing we can hide from God. He sees it all.

Child of God, the Lord is giving you every chance to repent and return to Him. He is speaking to you personally which is the conviction you are experiencing and He is bringing others to warn you as well. You have been adequately prepared and warned. There will be no excuses when your time comes to leave this life and move on into eternity. When that time comes, are you sure about where you will go? Is your life cluttered with the trash of sin and disobedience? If so, will you heed God’s warning and rid yourself of it all before it is too late? When Jesus returns, will you be in right standing with Him? Will you receive a good reference and be approved to move on into the glorious presence of the Lord? Or will you be denied and rejected? Quite simply, will you make it into Heaven or are your destined for Hell? There are many, many former Christians who are spending eternity there and regret not heeding the voice of the Lord when they had the chance. The choice is truly yours.

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is Holy, and you are that temple.” 1 Corinthians 3:16-17

A PROPHETIC VISION: THE FLY & THE COMING DEMONIC ATTACK

Early in the evening of August 17, 2017, I received a very disturbing vision… It was early and I was not quite ready to retire for the evening. Yet, I felt unusually tired so I decided to lie down for just a little while. As I laid down to rest, I suddenly became extremely sleepy. I felt as if I had been drugged and sleep came on me pretty quickly. The moment I closed my eyes, I immediately had a very quick and very vivid vision: I saw a large, black fly come into view then it landed on my left arm. I was alarmed so I immediately brushed the fly off with my right hand then I awoke very suddenly. I gasped for air then sat straight up in the bed. I stood by the bed and tried to process what had just happened. Then the Lord quickly gave me the interpretation of the vision…

DREAMS & VISIONS, SYMBOLIC PARABLES & RIDDLES

Dreams are very much like riddles. They have to be solved. They can also be compared to parables like the ones Jesus told in the Bible. Dreams are not always immediately understood. Often, it can take days, weeks, months and even years to receive a full interpretation. However, every once in a while, depending upon the urgency and timeliness of the situation, the Lord will give me an immediate interpretation, as He did in this case. Visions are usually shorter with messages that are a little easier to understand.

To be quite honest, I don’t understand why there is so much mystery surrounding dreams and visions. I’ve always felt that it would be so much easier if God would simply tell me what it is He wants me to know. However, I am not God and He is. So we do it His way. I do believe, however, that I have found a clue in Scripture that speaks to this. It states: “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” (Proverbs 25:2) 

Every dream and vision from God is extremely important. Every detail is symbolic and has significant meaning. The Lord does not give dreams for entertainment purposes. The messages they deliver can often be a matter of life and death. These messages often reveal information about others for the purpose of edification, for warnings, for rebuke, for encouragement, to prepare someone for something that is to come as well as share information that requires prayer on behalf of others. When these messages are revealed, they must be heeded. It might surprise you to know that all dreams do not come from God, as the devil can influence dreams as well.  If you dream, be sure to pray and ask God if the dream was from Him and if so, ask Him to direct you concerning it.

I dream almost every night. A fair amount of the dreams I receive are concerning personal details about my life, family members and other people. God also often gives me messages for the Church, the Body of Christ, as a whole. This was the case with this particular vision.

AUTHORITY & POWER TO FIGHT THE ENEMY

Last year, (2016) the Lord showed me, in a dream, a rod being placed in my left hand. It was revealed that this rod further confirmed my call as a Seer Prophet and represented the authority God has given me, through Jesus Christ, to come against demonic forces. In a different experience and at a different time, the Lord communicated to me that in my right hand He has also placed power, also given through Jesus Christ, to fight these demonic forces. Symbolically, I came to understand that where dreams and visions are concerned, the left represents authority and the right represents power. This authority and power, by the way, is given to every born-again Believer. Although Christians should not fear Satan, this does not mean that we are immune to the temptations he places before us.

We must be aware of the presence of evil in this world. We must understand that our enemies are not mere people, but demonic forces that operate through these people. The Bible says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) The truth is that God has allowed Satan a certain amount of temporary power and influence in this world. However, it is also true that Satan and every other spiritual being is still subject to God’s sovereign control.

VISION INTERPRETATION: THE COMING DEMONIC ATTACK

As I mentioned earlier, dreams and visions are symbolic images that reveal important messages from God. Concerning the vision I had, the Lord revealed to me that the large fly that flew in represented a demonic attack that will soon come against the followers of Jesus Christ. Do not be alarmed. Instead be prepared. We have been given everything we need to counteract this attack. In the vision, the fly landed on my left arm. And if you remember, the left side represents authority. The enemy will try to come against you, the Believer, and the authority the Lord has given you to fight against him. You must be on guard against this attack. In the vision, I quickly brushed the fly off my left arm with my right hand. If you remember, the right side represents power. This is telling me that you have been given the power to quickly come against every demonic attack that tries to come against you. The key word here is quickly. Do not allow sin of any kind to come into your life and linger. If someone hurts you, forgive them quickly. If you fall to temptation, quickly repent and turn from it. Do not allow things like anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, immorality, etc. to remain in your life. This represents filth and garbage in your life. Flies are attracted to such things. Satan is an evil pestilence who wants to kill, steal and destroy you. He literally wants to suck the life out of you – and he will if you allow him.

Following are powerful tools that you have at your disposal to defeat the enemy.

  • YOUR RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD

Don’t step out the door without it. Be sure you are not allowing barriers like sin, unforgiveness, hatred and bitterness to block your right standing with God. This will bind the hands of God from covering you and will prevent your prayers from being answered. Quite simply, without it you are helpless against the enemy and have already lost the battle.

  • PRAYER

God hears the prayers of the righteous. Use your authority to speak forth powerful words for prayer, to bind up the demonic powers of Satan and to loose the many blessings God has for you.

  • SPIRITUAL WEAPONS

Equip yourself with spiritual armor.  Scripture states:  “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:10-18

  • THE AUTHORITY TO CAST OUT DEMONS

Yes, you have been given the authority to cast out demons. If you find that you have come up against resistance with more difficult cases of demonic attacks, contact a Spirit-filled Believer in the Church body who has been given special authority such as those who are experienced in deliverance ministry to assist you. “These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in My name,” Mark 16:17

  • KNOW & USE YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Become familiar with then fully utilize the spiritual gifts the Lord has given you to fight your adversary. If you don’t know what your gifts are, pray and ask God to reveal them to you.Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the Church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the Church, the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12 

  • YOU CAN CALL UPON THE ANGELS

As a Believer, God has assigned His holy angels to assist you in your walk with Jesus Christ and to aid you in this spiritual battle. They are waiting to be dispatched by God for your defense. Call out to God and ask that He send them to guard and protect you and your home from the attacks of the enemy. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; for He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.” Psalm 91:9-11

  • KNOW THE WORD OF GOD

Read the Word. Know the Word. Use the Word. The holy Scriptures have all the wisdom you need to take on this world and all of its evil counterparts. Start studying. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16

  • UTILIZE THE MIRACULOUS COUNSEL & POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 12:14

Need I say more.

As you can see, you have many weapons in your spiritual arsenal. Make sure that you use them all. The authority and power to overcome the attacks of Satan belong only to the followers of Jesus Christ and every true Believer has been called to fight. We are all called for different responsibilities within the Church Body. Nevertheless, we have all been equipped to fight this battle the same. The moment you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you enlisted in spiritual warfare. Like it or not, you are in this fight to the finish. So, you might as well commit yourself to doing all you can to win.

Allow me to encourage you. In the midst of it all, do not despair for there is good news! Jesus Christ has already achieved the victory. All you have to do is walk it out.

Walk mightily with the Lord and be blessed.

CHRISTIAN YOUTH: SATAN’S #1 TARGET

Allow me to be quite frank here: All Hell has broken loose and its aim is at your children. Now, what are you going to do about it?

As you must know, Satan is the temporary god of this world. Therefore, you can believe that he has his hand in everything concerning it. Your focus may be on many things in this life however, you must know that Satan’s focus is unrelenting and is on one thing and one thing only: How to kill, steal and destroy – this especially applies to our children. If the enemy is after your children, where do you think he orchestrates his plans of deception and corruption? Let’s talk about this.

THE ATTACK

Of course you are aware of the many traps he sets in this world to ensnare our youth using drugs, alcohol and sexual immorality, right? Well, are you aware of the enemy’s control over the media? Do you know that Hollywood (with all of its acclaimed indoctrination into every form of witchcraft and the occult), and everyone involved in it, are all puppets in the enemy’s hand? How about the music industry with all its demonic curses and satanic rituals? Are you aware of this? And then there are the industries of advertising,  fashion and pornography. You have to know that these industries thrive on the exploitation of our youth. And let’s not forget the video games – do we really need to go there? Oh, and let me throw one into the loop that you might not be aware of – or maybe you are. Can everyone say (so-called) secret societies i.e. the Masons and the Illuminati? What about the generational curses that have been passed down to the children as the result of their parents’ (and their parents before them, etc.) association with these affiliations? How about your children’s education? I’ll bet you weren’t aware that Satan also goes to school – or maybe you are. Let’s just pause right here for a moment.

You know that our schools today are programming our children to believe and accept everything that goes against the word of God, right? I am sure that this is no surprise to you. Of course this includes teachings such as false theories of evolution, the acceptance of gender changing and the embracing of the homosexual agenda – just to name a few. But are you aware that the educators that are teaching your children are now permitting Satanic education and allowing Satanic clubs into the schools? Hmmm, maybe you weren’t aware of that one. SATAN IS TRYING TO DESTROY YOUR CHILDREN – no holds barred. His intent is to leave nothing to chance.

Child of God, how are you going to counteract this attack? Now, that I have your attention, let’s talk about that.

THE COUNTER-ATTACK

The Bible tells us that we (the children of God) are to be in the world but not of the world. So, we are not expected to live in a bubble or hide under a rock. However, we are expected to walk in the authority that’s been given to us by the power we have in Jesus Christ. Are you doing that? Let’s talk some more.

First and foremost, you must PRAY for your children every day – if not multiple times throughout the day because they need it. Then, you must take everything you know (and possibly don’t know) about spiritual warfare very seriously. For the fight that is upon us is truly a matter of life and death – especially where your children are concerned. What’s next? Okay, let’s talk about something else you may not take very seriously – your WORDS.

I know you have heard this said plenty of times before but now, I really want you to listen. THERE IS POWER IN THE WORDS THAT WE SPEAK. Be careful about what you say to your children and be careful about what you think about your children. For as soon as your words leave your mouth, something happens in the spiritual realm. Now, just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. If you speak negative, hurtful words to your children, you are speaking curses over your children. When you do this, you open a door for the demonic to come into the life of your child. This gives authority to the demons and they take those words and run with them, using them against your child in every way they possibly can. Think about it. We all know people who continue to struggle with something that was said to them, as a child, by someone who was in authority over them? Maybe this is you.

Likewise, the same thing happens when you speak positive, encouraging words to your children. Only now, you have spoken words that bless your child and IF you have the authority of Jesus Christ – and you MUST be in good standing with Him for this to work God will honor what you say. When you walk in His authority, you can actually operate in a principle called binding and loosing: “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 18:18 – and God will honor what you say. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather speak blessings over my children than curses. The good news is now that you know this, IF you are operating under the authority of Jesus Christ, you can break these curses – both off of yourself as well as your children.

Now for the fun part. You (as a child of God) must cover your children in your home by practicing godly parenting. Parents, DO NOT leave biblical teaching and the training up of your children to the schools and the churches. You must take responsibility for instilling an uncompromising biblical mindset – even as early as in the womb and most definitely from birth. So, how do you enforce Christian parenting?

I’m so glad you asked…

  • Commit your life to Jesus Christ.
  • You must put God first in your own life before you can require it of your child. Then live it, don’t just talk it.
  • Show your children how to live in ‘pursuit of holiness’ and set an example for them to live by.
  • Don’t compromise – even in the small things. For your child is watching everything you do.
  • Commit to a godly marriage and choose your dates (which will lead to your mate) accordingly.
  • Nurture your children in a godly household, i.e. be mindful of what is entering their ear-gate as well as their eye-gate. Also be mindful of the people you allow them to interact with. You can’t control what goes on in the world but you can control what goes on in your home.
  • Train your child up in the way they should go by teaching them the words of the Bible. (Proverbs 22:6)
  • Encourage an intimate relationship with Jesus by sharing your testimony with your children.
  • Teach your children to pray – about everything.
  • Don’t be afraid to engage them in dialogues of real truth concerning everything. Truth is not subjective. Truth is absolute – and according to the word of God.
  • Teach them to make independent decisions based on the word of God. Walking this walk is not for the faint of heart. It can be a lonely journey at times. If your child buys in to group-think, they will never make it. For what they, themselves believe WILL be challenged.
  • Lovingly and consistently discipline your children.
  • Forgive your children when they fall and when they fail – for they most definitely will.
  • Love your children unconditionally – always.
  • Bathe your children daily in prayer.

The Lord holds you, the parent, responsible for giving proper instruction to your child. You will be held responsible until your child reaches the age of accountability. When will that be, you may ask? Only God knows for sure. However, we do know that this age is determined by the child’s ability to truly distinguish the difference between what is right and what is wrong. If you are wondering if children can go to Hell, the answer is YES. Now that you have been warned, what are you going to do?

The Lord has been impressing upon me for a time to continuously pray for the children. I invite you to join me in this, for the life of your child may depend on it.

In all things, to God be the glory.

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I’M A BRAND NEW CHRISTIAN! NOW WHAT?

stages-300x300This was the question I asked myself thirty years ago when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. You see, I was not raised in a church and did not own a Bible until I was 27 years old. There was no one around to disciple me and, honestly, I felt completely lost because there was so much I did not understand. Although I was excited about my brand new life as a Christian, I knew nothing about the things of God. My first few years as a Christian, I made so many mistakes. I realized years later that my transition could have been much easier if I had been discipled which is why I am sharing this message.

Allow me to be completely honest with you. Following Jesus Christ will be the most difficult and the most rewarding experience you will ever encounter in your life. The sad fact of the matter is that not everyone will be able to see it through to the end for many people come to Christ for many reasons. However, only those who are called by God will be able to contend to the end. The Bible tells us “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The Highway to Hell is broad and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life (Heaven) is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

Relationship is the key. To successfully live the life of a Believer, you must have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Two-way communication is mandatory for this journey.

So, what do you do now that you are a brand new Christian? If you haven’t already, first be sure that you get baptized…

GET BAPTIZED
Jesus tells us: “Most assuredly, I say to you unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” (John 3:5) Baptism represents the partaking of the burial and raising of Jesus Christ so that we, too, may walk in the newness of life. It is for this reason, we are told to repent AND be baptized in His name for the forgiveness of our sins. The Bible also tells us that the baptism allows us to “receive the gift of the Holy Spirit(Acts 2:38) who is our Helper though out this walk.

The first thing Jesus did before He began His ministry was to be baptized, (Luke 3:21-22). Where do you go to get baptized? Any true follower of Jesus Christ (Believer) is authorized, according to Jesus Christ, to baptize. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. (Matthew 28: 19-20)

Baptism can be done in a true, Jesus-following church and even in a bathtub within the home of a true believer. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to follow His example. So regardless of where you get baptized, get baptized as soon as you can!

READ YOUR BIBLE
You cannot truly follow Jesus Christ if you do not understand who He is or know His word. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

There is no substitute for reading your bible. Begin immediately and do it every day. There are many translations available. Find one that is most faithful to the original text. I recommend beginning with the King James Version or the New King James Version. If you are sincere in seeking Him, God will unlock the mysteries of His word to you and give you understanding. Set aside time when and where you can meditate on Him without being interrupted. Quality and quantity go hand-in-hand when it comes to reading your Word. The Bible telIs us that we are to “study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word unto truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). Remember this: God pursues those who pursue Him.

PRAY OFTEN
Jesus tells His followers to pray always without ceasing. Prayer, very simply, is talking to God just as you would talk to your very best friend for He is just that. In fact, you will find that He is the very best friend you will ever have. Talk to Him about everything. He cares about everything that concerns you. There is nothing too small or seemingly too insignificant that you can’t share with Him. Through prayer, you will be developing a very REAL and very intimate relationship with the true and living almighty, miraculous God. There’s nothing in the world like it.

My suggestion would be that you begin by praying every morning before you start your day and every evening before you go to bed. Also pray often throughout the day. Pray about everything. Pray for direction and guidance concerning every decision you make. Thank Him for all He has done, all He is doing and all He will do for you. Pray for others as well as yourself. If you find it difficult to find the words to pray, ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts and He will. “When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly you.” (Matthew 6:6)

BUILD FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHER TRUE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
The Christian life is not an easy life. As a true follower of Jesus Christ, you will be under constant attack and scrutiny from this world by way of Satan and his demons. As hard as it may be to understand this, know that this may even include your family members. It is good to fellowship with like-minded Christians. Jesus told His disciples that “A prophet is without honor only in his hometown, among his relatives, and in his own household.” Mark 6:4

You will need to be around those you trust for encouragement as well as correction. “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but encouraging one another and so much the more as you see the Day (of Jesus’ return) approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Also be mindful that we, as Christians, are warned to not be unequally yoked with non-believers. “Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)

OFFER YOUR GIFTS & SERVICES FOR GOD’S PURPOSE
As a new Christian, the Lord will begin a miraculous new work in you. You will go through a process that will transform you from the old you into the fabulous new you that God created you to be. Now, this transformation doesn’t usually happen over night. The process of molding and re-shaping you into the spiritual image of Jesus Christ takes a lifetime. A brand new Spirit has come alive in you for God has an amazing work for you to do. How exciting! “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

ALWAYS LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE YOUR FAITH & YOUR TESTIMONY WITH OTHERS
Through Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior, you have received salvation. You can now stand alongside of Him and claim your inheritance to the Kingdom of God. Through Him, you now have the authority and the power that delivers healing and deliverance. You have access to the throne of the one and only living God. There is much God is going to tell you, do with you and show you so keep a journal and share your excitement whenever you have the opportunity.

It is through your testimony, and the testimony of others, that Jesus Christ will be shared throughout the world. It is also through your testimony that You share in the victory of overcoming Satan and the evil that is temporarily in this world. “And they (Christians) overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:11)

As you continue in your faith and your walk, remember that there is nothing you have done that was deserving of this wonderful blessing that you have received through Jesus Christ. You have been saved by grace alone. Even still, God has started a work in you and His promise is to finish it. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” (Philippians 1:6)

PRAY FOR GOD TO LEAD YOU INTO YOUR DESTINY
Only God knows the plans He has for you. Only God knows of your special call. Pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit to know it and then receive it by faith. Pray for spiritual sensitivity to hear Him so that you can obey His every word. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

Now, welcome to the family and remember that in all things to God be all the glory!