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Posted on 05/08/2005 7:36:43 PM PDT by Quix
A Crucial Word for California
On the issue of California, when I was at the National Religious Broadcasters convention this February, we stayed in Anaheim and I ministered in L.A. For days I was vexed in my spirit. I kept thinking of Lot and how the Bible said his righteous heart was daily vexed because of living in the midst of unprincipled men.
Everywhere I looked, I saw gross immorality, lust, and greed. I was filled with remorse and even felt sick to my stomach.
One night, I woke up in the middle of the night and I felt that judgment was about to come to southern California.
I had thoughts like, "If God doesn't settle the issues here, He will need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah." I received a word from the Lord regarding some coming judgments on the land -- devastations.
I began to think about the judgments of God and how they are so loving and full of mercy.
If He shows kindness, blessing, and goodness to His people or a region and there is no turning from wicked ways, then He must judge (in order to keep us safe). David said, before I was afflicted, I went astray. If judgment does not come, then we are left to exponential levels of evil -- the little leaven, leavens the lump.
The State has promoted immorality, perversion, lust, idol worship, and greed. The masses are being poisoned through what has been inspired and birthed in Hollywood and exported to the nations of the world.
I saw weight scales. California was being weighed in the balance and was found wanting. More prayer is needed . . . but not just ordinary prayer . . . the kind of prayer found in II Chronicles 7:14:
"If My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sins and will heal their land."
There is a great potential for California to lead in a moral revival, but this needs to be birthed. Many are saying, "As California goes, so goes the nation." At this point, my prayer would be, "Lord, let not this be at this time." I would not want to see the USA go as California goes.
There is a remnant -- only the Lord knows, of course, just how large this "remnant is" -- of His faithful followers in the state of California -- those who have not bowed their knee to Baal, those who have not compromised or sold out on moral values and godly principles, those who have stood in the gap faithfully. These ones are standing on the wall and will not keep silent until righteousness is established. God is wanting more faithful believers to stand for His purposes and to birth revival. He is wanting His church to rise with one voice to rightly represent His heart.
A Prophetic Word For California
"O California, you who I created to manifest the glory of My Son, have I not blessed and endowed you with great resource and wealth? Have I not filled you with gold and oil and wine? Have I not been good to you? Have I not given you a godly spiritual heritage? Look to the days gone by and see the foundations that were laid by Seymour, Semple McPherson and others.
"Why then have you turned from Me and followed your own ways -- ways of perversion, lust, and greed? Why have you become a voice for evil devices and desires? Why are you contending for perverted ways? Why have you embraced influences from the East, birthing and glorifying moves of demonic worship?
"Why have you brought the mixtures of these things into My church? Why, in your pride, are you standing as one who thinks your ways have been found pleasant in My sight? Why do you think you will stand forever as one who will continue to set ungodly trends? Why do you say all is well when all is not well with you? Why do you say there is peace when there is no peace?
"Turn from your wicked ways, California. I have sent watchmen on your walls who cry out to Me day and night. I have a people who have not bowed their knees to Baal, who have embraced My righteous ways. I have raised up a people who are standing in the gap for you . . . a people of true passion for true holiness. These are My righteous ones in the land.
"You, California, are being weighed in the balance and are found wanting at this time. I am going to give you a little more time to repent. I will strengthen those who are standing on the wall; I will send you warnings from many prophets and in diverse ways. I will give you signs of My love and faithfulness. I will also give you signs of my impending judgment. Take heed to these things. If you do not repent as a result of My kindness, then repent as a result of My warnings.
"If you do not repent, I must bring judgment in order to save you and in order to save the land and the nations. Your sins have influenced the masses and have destroyed families, marriages, and lives. You have promoted wickedness and resisted righteousness. My judgments will be an act of kindness, you will understand this.
"A choice is before you -- blessing or curse. A great moral revival is knocking at your door. Will you open that door? A door of judgment also awaits you. If you will turn, then judgment will not come -- it will not need to.
"The time is critical. Choose this day whom you will serve, California. Weep and wail in My presence. Cleanse your hands and purify your hearts. Return to Me and see if I will not pour out a blessing upon you -- a blessing that will influence the nations -- a greater blessing than any other you have experienced in all your history.
"I have sent those who have prophesied your potential. Rise up to it. Rise up to it."
"If My people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sins and will heal their land (II Chronicles 7:14)."
Here's a couple of contrasting encouraging docs from Somers' site:
Changes Are In The Air
Changes are in the air. I am lifting you out of the old and establishing you in the new. I am shaking off the last particles of the dust of the Earth and delivering you from its barrenness. I am giving you a new hope and setting your feet upon higher ground. What you valued in the flesh nature will no longer hold you captive, for I am raising you up in this day into the high calling and into Heavenly places. So understand that a ripping away of the old is taking pace and a grieving for the past, but soon, you will be on higher ground, on a higher plane in the Spirit where you will see things from a new perspective.
On this higher plane you will triumph over every injustice. You will not be held back by the lusts of the flesh, but you will triumph over them. In this place, relationships will take on a whole new dimension. You will see them in the light of the Spirit and will no longer be hindered by soul ties of a fleshly nature. I am doing this new thing among you. I am severing ties with the world and lifting you up into Heavenly perspective where your judgment of people, places, and events will change as you look on from above.
I will not leave you desolate. I will come and nurture you with food from Heavenly places. I will feed you with My delicacies. I will broaden your perspective and give you greater vision and greater understanding of events taking place. I am raising your sights off the things of the Earth and giving you understanding from a Heavenly perspective, for soon you will come into the full stature of Christ, seated with Him in Heavenly places so that you are able to rule with Him in things pertaining to the Earth.
Enlighten your understanding. Come into agreement with My will. Understand that I have done a great work to bring those who are Mine into position in My kingdom, that I have been releasing kingdom authority in this day and preparing My Own to reign and rule with Me. Be willing to let Me complete the process of removing the Earthly nature and replacing it with a Heavenly nature, the nature of the risen Christ.
The Dawn of Breakthrough
Anticipate change. I am changing the flow of things. Those things that have been dammed up will be let loose. You will experience great anticipation as I move you out of the comfort zone and into a free flow of things.
I am taking you on in the Spirit, into realms of greater depth and intimacy with Me. Do not despise the day of small beginnings. I will be moving swiftly to take down the high places and raise up the low. Keep focused on the job at hand, on the work given you to do. Do not waver. Do not lose heart, for I am about to bring great blessing your way. I am about to give you the desires of your heart, to move you into circles where the flow of My Spirit will be free. I am asking you to co-operate with the vision given, to allow Me to guide and direct affairs. You are closer to your destiny than before. There is a new understanding that I am releasing in this day. You will flow with the work of the Spirit. I will gird you up and make a display of My splendor through the works of your hands.
Take care to observe the cues given to bring you out of the old and into the new. You will come to understand that nothing and no one will be able to deter what I am doing. Just as I promised, I am moving you into the full revelation of My coming. There is no turning back, no reversal. You are being carried on and into the new thing I am doing, into the work I have laid out. This is the day of fulfillment. This is the day when I shall come through with the word given concerning the work and the vision. This is the time of the fulfillment of dreams and visions.
I have given My Beloved the tools to build. They shall rebuild the ancient ruins. Prepare for the new thing. Do not despise the day of beginnings. When things begin to roll, there will be a great movement to accomplish My end-time plan and agenda. Be faithful. Keep believing, even at times when all evidence points to the opposite. I will give you the ability to bide the time till refreshing comes. I will guide you and direct you and take you into areas of expertise fitting the cause. I am the author and perfector of faith. I will perfect My will and way in your midst.
Gain ground. Take precedence. Onto deeper and better things! I am taking you into the depths of My Spirit. I shall gather the people and dwell within their midst. Already, revival fires are burning. You will see them in your midst. The people shall be drawn by the brightness of the light within you. You will see that I am faithful. Carry the light. Light the flame of passion in the hearts of the people. Know that I have given you the means by which you shall draw them unto Me. Do not doubt the mandate. You will see results soon. You will see the ingathering taking place in your midst. I have assigned angels to guide and direct affairs.
This is the dawn of breakthrough. I will give you the ability to venture out into unknown waters. I shall give you the ability to break ground and take ground in My name. I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me will find life. So be faithful to the call. Gather where you have not sown. Take in the harvest. Power from on high is yours to bring the captives into liberty. Just as I promised, My power has come. I will bring wholeness to those who are shattered. There is a promise to be given to all those who grieve......I will bring healing to every wound!
Love it. Thanks.
END TIMES ETC PING LIST
A very interesting one about comfort and resting in God from Somers' site:
May 3, 2005
DREAM: I had a dream this morning... Someone (like a nurse) handed me a little baby too young to walk... the child had been through some type of surgery which had left 2 holes with bandaids over them near the child's stomach, near the belly button... the baby could not get comfortable... I kept holding it in different positions, and finally found the 'happy position'... the child stopped crying... I was happy because the child had found it's 'resting place'. I was Happy, it caught me by surprise to 'feel happy' (JOY)... then I woke up.
MESSAGE: So maybe that's part of our Job down here in our Battlefield Stations... just to help those around us to get comfortable enough to REST (IN HIM)... wherever they may have left off with HIM last is way beyond our knowledge, but the TECHNIQUE for getting people to REST is always the same (manners are manners)... then they can LEAN ON HIM... all we have to do is just make them comfortable enough to REST IN HIS PRESENCE, regardless of their circumstances, regardless of what they may be going through... God is Big Enough to meet them where they are (we are not), all HE asks us to do to just be HOSPITABLE toward them while HE gets HIS arms around them again.
I believe this one is worth some prayerful pondering--also from the Somers' site:
Prophetic Insights For The UK
May 8, 2005
In a vision I see two shofars. The first one has Ezekiel 37 written on it and as it sounds, it is calling the Lord's army to awaken from their slumber. From North, South, East and West he is gathering his army of men, women, boys and girls, and calling them to awaken. He is drawing them from the four corners of this country to be united together to receive a strategy to overcome the enemy from the Chief Strategist, Jesus himself.
A second shofar is then blown and its high pitched piercing sound is calling his people to war. And I hear the Lord saying fear not. As I said to My servant Joshua, so I say unto you, be strong and courageous. Do not fear the war that is before you, for I have anointed your hands for war and your fingers for battle. (Psa 144:1)
A Call To War
There is a war going on in the heavenlies between the armies of heaven and the armies of darkness. God is calling his people to violent praise and intercessory prayers. God is calling his people to begin to pray unusual prayers of faith. Decree that every stronghold is broken. God is calling us to violent praise. This means to praise him even when we feel that there is so much opposition, for that will be a sign that you are nearing breakthrough. The Word of the Lord to his people in this land is Don't give up. Continue to prophesy and decree the downfall of every unrighteous foundation and structure in the land and call down by faith the anointing that breaks the yoke (Isa 10:27).
There will be an unusual sign in the heavens of rain falling at unusual times, even during the summer months. As we pray for this nation and its leadership, it will be a sign of breakthrough and the Lord bringing the former and latter rain in its fullness (Jer 5:24). God is sounding his trumpets to awaken his people and calling his people to earnest prayer for the nation.
This is a time of grace and a time when he is releasing an open heaven over his saints so that they will receive direction on how to pray. I believe the Lord wants us to be bold with our prayers, as the word says that the Kingdom of God suffers violence, and it is the violent that take it by force (Matt 11:12). Let us boldly come come before the throne of grace and ask him for this nation.
Harvest for Souls
There is a turning of the tide and I believe there is a great harvest of souls in this land waiting to hear the message of Christ. I believe there is a mindset of self-consciousness that the Lord would want to break over his people. The Lord wants us to be radical for him, and by that I don't mean to just get out of control, but a boldness to share Jesus message of salvation freely knowing that some might reject this message. The Lord will give us wisdom in leading us to those who we are to minister to, because there are some who are not ready to hear the message of Christ's death and resurrection, and so we are admonished to be careful not to "cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet" (Matt 7:6)
Prayer Covering against Terrorism
The Lord is calling his people his people to pray for a covering of the blood of Jesus over the borders of the nation, because there is a big wave of terrorism planned and meant for this nation, yet I hear him saying If only My people would prayer. Prayer will change the course of events and all plans and operations of terrorism will be averted if we continue to pray.
Harvest for Muslims
There is also coming a great harvest for Muslims into the Kingdom of God that is going to happen here in the UK. There is a special grace for Muslims and so I hear the Lord say don't be surprised to see Muslims unusual open to hear the Gospel. At this time it is very easy to judge muslims and to label the word 'terrorist' on them, yet the war we are up against is not against flesh and blood, but "against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places" (Eph 6:12), which in this case is the spirit of Islam behind it. I prophesy the fall of the spirit of Islam in this nation says the Lord.
Marketplace anointing being released
There is a marketplace anointing on this land. I hear the Lord say I am going to move out of the four walls of the church and into the businesses and offices, into the supermarkets and into the retail outlets. I am calling My people, those that are willing, to be vessels of light in these areas. I am breaking the confines that people have placed Me under and reaching those that were previously unreachable.
A Garment of Praise
There is a garment of praise that is being placed over this nation. I believe the Lord is releasing new sounds in the heavenlies that will shake this nation to the core. I hear the Lord saying My people do not realise the value and strength of their praise, but as they open their mouths I will fill it with My praises says the Lord. It was praise that brought the walls of Jericho down. Praise sends the armies of darkness into confusion, and so as we praise, the enemy shall be sent into confusion.
Know who your true enemy is
I believe this is a warning from the Lord against seeds of division that are being sown by the enemy, satan, in order to distract us and throw us off course. The Lord is calling us to unity in our walk with him (Amos 3:3). Why is he sowing division? "Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken." (Eccl 4:12) He knows that as we stand in unity, we are a much stronger force against him and together in our prayers and our praise there isn't much that he can do. Let us stand together as one Body in Christ. A new day is dawning for the U.K. From the four corners of this nation the Lord is drawing us together to seek him and worship him in spirit and in truth. A day in which his promises for us shall come to pass, for they are indeed yes, and in Him amen (2 Cor 1:20)
I like this one, too.
I'm sorry, but California is not "The Church".
"The World" has always been the problem. So? What's changed?
This is an ignorant article.
I Love this one from Somers' site:
God is a God of grace and mercy -- and also a righteous and just God. Being just, He must mete out justice for evil. We must indeed hear the Word and be doers, not hearers only. We must rend our hearts and not our garments. God's call in the famous II Chronicles passage is to HIS people, not to pagans...."IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME...."
Evil people doing evil things in SoCal. Unfortunately for them, the Lord God is never succesfully mocked...
QUITE SO. QUITE SO.
God is never successfully mocked
--certainly not without having the VERY LAST WORD on the matter.
. . . and on the mocker.
We can't imagine how much it amuses Him to see a knothead like McLaine standing on a beach, saying "I am God!"
I think you're right . . . when He isn't crying about it.
Wasn't prophecy one of the gifts which ended with the end of the Apostolic Age?
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