A Word in Season 
August 2018


August 25 2018


 
HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE YOU BELIEVED?

 

The Holy Spirit showed me something fascinating today. I saw houses with no lights on. The houses were still intact but the electricity was out. There are Christians who are saved but not filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus wants to fill and empower every believer on the face of the earth.

In the book of Acts chapter 19 Paul was traveling to Ephesus. He found some disciples and asked them “Did you receive the Holy Spirit since you became a believer?” They were already disciples of Jesus but had not yet received the Holy Spirit. They replied that they have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit. Then he asked them “Then what were you baptized into? They didn’t understand what he meant so they replied “Into John’s baptism”. Then Paul explained to them that Johns baptism was for repentance and to teach people how to follow Jesus. After they heard thi they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied . Please note that they were already believers before this but they didn’t receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

The apostle Paul was an amazing man of God. He was formerly named Saul and had an incredible conversion on the road to Damascus. Before this time he persecuted and even murdered Christians. He became so radical for Jesus that he wouldn’t stop preaching the word of God and converting people to Christianity. He had been imprisoned several times in which one time he was chained between two soldiers and an angel came to him, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. He wrote fourteen books of the New Testament and had an extraordinary ministry of miracles, signs and wonders. He led many into salvation and deliverance from demons and even raised the dead.

In the book of Acts chapter 2 when they were all assembled in the upper room, the Holy Spirit came upon them and they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Luke 4:1 mentions Jesus being filled with the Holy Spirit, in Acts 13:9 Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit, Acts 4:8 Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit, Acts 7:55 Stephen was filled with the Holy Spirit, In Luke 1:67 Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:4, 4:31 and Acts 13:52 The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. Acts chapter 16:7 states that tongues is one of the signs that follows believers. The Lord wants to fill every born again Christian with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. It is a free gift for those who believe to empower us and equip us to do extraordinary things in our personal lives and ministries for the Kingdom of God.


1 Corinthians 14:2
For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands  him;  however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

Acts 2:4
they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 16:17-18
And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Acts 19:1-7 (The Passion translation)
And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” When they heard  this,  they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. 


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August 18, 2018

 
The past few weeks the Lord has been showing me that He is raising up so many young people for the end time harvest. I saw radical young men and women who are warriors and know how to fight. They have been rescued out of dense darkness and will surrender everything that they have to release others. They walk together in one accord and run in packs with other strong believers. I saw them make a "human chain" as they took hands and encircled their territory for Jesus. They are as lion tamers and know how to silence the enemy. They understand their assignment and are ready to take back all that was stolen. It is time for them to take their rightful place in the kingdom of God.

I want to share this word that I sent out last year on November 25, 2017
 
 
PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEAT
 
 
The Holy Spirit showed me a massive stadium filled with people. When the speaker came out, the crowd rose to their feet with a thunderous applause. I could not see who the speaker was, neither could I see what gender they were, but then I heard them announce,"Please take your seat". I then recognized that this was Jesus Himself making an announcement to the body of Christ.  

The Lord says, it is time to take the seat that I have assigned to you. This is the season in which I am raising up the nameless, faceless generation to do great exploits. Many of you who have been hidden, will be used mightily in this end time harvest. Those of you who have been looked upon as the underdog will step forward and take your rightful place in My Kingdom. I am calling those of you who have been considered outcasts. I am calling those who have been mocked, scorned, shunned and abused. Now is the time for those of you who have been forsaken and rejected to take your seat in that which I have ordained for you. It is time for you to set others free.

I have prepared you and taught you spiritual realities. I have equipped you and empowered you for this season. Now is the time to take back what the enemy has stolen and possess the land. Don't cower back in fear. I have called My people to take dominion over the earth. I have called you to take authority over this land and not fall prey to the enemies strategies. This is My kingdom, this is My destiny for you, and this is your rightful place as a believer. Do not think that you need a podium, a pulpit or a platform to reach the multitudes. You will become My voice, not by might, not by power and not in your own strength. As you wait on Me in the secret place, I will seat you in your rightful place. 

I am releasing the gift of "discerning of spirits". You will perceive that which is spiritual from that which is carnal. You will learn to sense the spiritual climate around you. You will discern the hearts of others and recognize godly as well as impure intentions. You will have authority in the place that I have assigned you to because you have my mark of approval. Demons tremble at the sound of the voice of those whose walk is blameless and know their authority.

Step up into this seat which I have entrusted to you. Then you will begin to speak not just with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power says the Lord.
 
 
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 

1 Corinthians 4:20 
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 

1 Thessalonians 1:5 
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.


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August 11, 2018
 
 
COMING FORTH AS GOLD
 
 
There is a book in the bible about a man named Job. He was a blameless and upright man who had experienced a great loss in every area of his life. Although he went through a horrendous trial for some time, he did not become angry or resentful. The book of Job chapter 42:10 – 16 tells us that after Job had prayed for his friends the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.

Job said during this trying time that he would come forth as gold because he knew that he didn't do anything to deserve such an injustice. He also understood that Gods plan for his life could not be thwarted or cancelled. When God gives you a promise, it will come to pass no matter what your situation is in the natural.

The Lord says, I hear your cry and I hear every prayer. As you call out to me in the fires of affliction, I will respond. Though the trials seem endless, I am with you through them all. Just as the refining of gold removes impurities, those things in your life that are unacceptable shall be removed. In the same way that refining gold separates the pure from the less precious metals, I am removing the dross from your life. I am releasing you into royalty which comes forth from purity. Trust me to strengthen you as you are refined in these tying times. Disregard the opinions of those who doubt my word. The opinions of others cannot negate my plans.

Just as Job, when you are tried you will also come forth as gold. In the same way that gold is symbolic for a covenant in a wedding band, I am establishing my covenant with you. Do not focus on your past so that you will not be delayed from moving into your future. I will bring you through those difficult seasons and remove those things that are confining and restricting you from moving forward. Allow me to free you from all doubts and fears that are imprisoning you. As you trust me, you will be released from the restraints that are holding you in bondage. 

Shake off the heaviness and despair. Be careful not to go back to your old ways of living and don’t allow the enemy to intimidate you by trying to steal your identity in me. The enemy could not terminate anything that I have for you as long as you do not yield to him. Love your enemies rather than be critical of them. Bless them that curse you and pray for those who despitefully use you.

If you listen for My voice, you will no longer be misled by the voices of unbelief. I Am the God of liberation, and as you refuse to submit to anything contrary to my word, I will deliver you from all the chaos in your life. I will release you from those things that are harming you and supply of all your needs.

Trust me for your healing. Trust me for your deliverance. Trust me for your financial needs. Trust me in your marriage. See yourself healed and made whole. See yourself prosperous. See yourself strong and able to stand against any adversity that comes your way. Decree and declare that you are more than a conqueror. As you acknowledge the glorious future that I have for you, your life will be transformed and you will see my plans come to pass in your life and ministry says the Lord.

Job 23:10-12 
But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.

Job 42:2 
Job replied I know that you can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted.

Job 42:12-17 
Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days.


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August 4, 2018
 

AUGUST ~ A MONTH OF EXTREME TESTIMONIES

 
The Holy Spirit has been showing me that August is going to be a month of innumerous testimonies. There are many believers who are losing hope because they have been contending for things in their lives for such a long time but it seems as if the heavens are brass. We have been hearing the word “breakthrough” for so long that it is beginning to sound like another buzzword. For those of you who are saying that “it can’t get any worse” It is not going to get any worse. After you have hit rock bottom there is only way to go and that is up. August is going to be a month of extreme testimonies. This is what the Lord is showing me.

In the book of Luke, God sent the angel Gabriel to a virgin named Mary to tell her that she was going to conceive and give birth to a son, and she was to call him Jesus. At first Mary questioned the angel asking: "How can this be, since I do not know a man?" Gabriel replied: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, the Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God, "With God nothing will be impossible". He also told her that her cousin Elizabeth who was barren was also going to conceive in her old age. Mary did not doubt what the angel had told her but she simply replied: "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word. 
 
After Mary had become pregnant she met with Elizabeth. As soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby (John) leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. The Lord is connecting believers that are going to fuel one anothers anointing. They will walk in unity rather than competition. As Iron sharpens iron, they will sharpen one another. Together they will advance in one accord, break through andrepossess the territory that the enemy has stolen.

Last year the Lord gave me a word for a friend of mine. I saw a picture of her with three other ministers who had just spoken at a prophetic conference. He showed me a mat of firecrackers. As the fuse is lit on the first one, it begins a chain reaction to ignite all the others after it. The Lord said, these are those who I have called to ignite the weary. The Holy Spirit will come upon them and the power of the Most High will overshadow them.

The Lord is also showing me those who have faced fierce battles the past few years. Satan has tried to sift you as wheat but you are going to come back stronger and strengthen your family and friends. Some of you feel as if you are in a stupor because you have become so battle weary. The enemy may have tried to neutralize you, but you are going to rise up as the Lord gives you dunamis strength ( power, ability) to endure.

The Lord is going to bring healing and quicken the bodies of many of you who have been battling infirmity. You will have testimonies that will astound others. You will become a sign and a wonder and people will witness and acknowledge the truth that "with God nothing is impossible" .    

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Luke 1:37-38 
For with God nothing will be impossible." Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
 
Luke 1:41 
And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.


Never lose consciousness of the God that invades the impossible.

Bill Johnson




Royalty is my identity. Servanthood is my assignment. Intimacy with God is my life source.
Bill Johnson