December 30, 2017

 
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM


Everyone is asking: "What is the Lord saying for 2018?" We have been hearing of wars and rumors of wars, but I am hearing something different. Amidst the voices of doom and gloom there is a voice that is telling us to stand strong and press through no matter what you have endured the past year. Jesus wants to fulfill your impossible dream. Your situation may be impossible in the natural but with God nothing is impossible.

In 2018, the Lord wants to bring us into places that we have never been before, hear what we have never heard before and see what we've never seen before. There is a realm that the Holy Spirit wants to take us into that many of us have not yet experienced. It is time to get out of our analytical mindsets and put on the mind of Christ. We are coming into a new year of the fulfillment of destinies.

Last night I had a simple but profound dream. I dreamt that I was driving alone on a highway at night and there was extremely heavy traffic. I called a friend from my mobile phone and I said: "I am just going to turn back and go home". As soon as I said that, the traffic began to break up and there was a clear road ahead of me. I said to my friend, "if I turned back I would have lost everything that I was going for". The dream then went to another scene where I was sitting down at a table eating with other believers.

I believe that this is a prophetic word for the body of Christ. Many of you are observing the obstacles which appear to be hindering you from moving forward in the New Year.  You are wondering how you are going to receive a breakthrough. I want to remind you that the word of God says that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you and quickens your mortal body. That word "quicken" is zōopoieō. In the Lexicon:Strong's (G2227) means to quicken by spiritual power, to invigorate, restore to life and endue with new and greater power.

We are coming into a time in history when the heavens will be open for us to receive all that the Holy Spirit is pouring out. As we are advancing into the new year, forget all the hardships from last year and press in to what the Lord has for you in the new year. The battle may have been inescapable in 2017, but the victory is assured through Jesus in 2018.


Job 33: 15-16
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction.

Luke 18: 27
But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.





December 23, 2017
 

 
TIS' THE SEASON TO SHAKE THE NATIONS
 

This weekend we will be celebrating Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. While in a store one day I heard an old Christmas carol with the words "Tis the season to be jolly". The Holy Spirit quickened these words to me: 'Tis the Season for His Glory. We sing it and we pray it but the nations are about to be shaken with the glory of God. 
 
Throughout the bible we read about incredible encounters that people had with God. In the book of Exodus He led the children of Israel with a cloud by day and fire by night. In Exodus chapter 33 Moses told God; "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here".

In the book of John chapter 17 when Jesus was praying to the father He said, "And the glory which You have given Me, I have given them, that they may be one, just as We are one". Jesus is looking for those who are totally yielded to Him, who He could trust with His glory. He is about to shake the nations and reveal His Glory on this earth as it is in heaven.

The Lord says: I am looking for those who are focused, those who are courageous, those who are determined and immovable. I am looking for those who are willing to put their own agendas aside for My Kingdom. I am looking for those who are strong to do great exploits. They will know My leading and won't be confused by counterfeit voices. They will know My word and they will not be moved by every wind of doctrine. 
 
I am looking for people who will bring My agenda to this generation. They will walk in My authority and power. They will not be weak or frail and will teach others how to live a life of faith. They will have a revelation of My truth, therefore they recognize what I have assigned them to do. They are not double minded but understand their calling and the authority that has been given to them. They understand the preparation and submit to the process of growth, as they allow Me to work in their lives.  They are overcomers and have endured the firey trials which they have encountered.
 
I am looking for those who are tenacious in spiritual warfare. They will not be fearful of the enemy's tactics but they will rest assured that no evil shall befall them. They have been released from the enemies camp, and are not afraid to go in and set other captives free. They will never retreat in times of adversity. They will be My witnesses on this earth and will not fear the days ahead. They see what is on the horizon and will not be moved by an approaching storm.

They will discern false teachings and false prophets, because they will recognize My voice. They will walk in a life of victory because they are Spirit led and not led by their own desires. They know how to enter into the Holy of Holies, and will teach others how to enter in without guilt or shame. As the veil has been torn and they come into this higher dimension, they will receive the fullness of what I have for them.
 
There is now an open door to enter into My presence in a new way. I have provided for you to receive My anointing without measure. There is a greater glory and a new authority available to you that you have not known before. Make yourself available to this by yielding your life to Me. I am looking for those who will go forth and "Shake the Nations" with My glory says the Lord.


Haggai 2:6-7
This is what the Lord Almighty says: 'In a little while  I will once more shake the heavens and the earth,  the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired  by all nations will come, and I will fill this house  with glory, ' says the Lord Almighty.

John 3:34
For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

Romans 8:19
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 





December 16, 2017

 
A PROPHETIC GENERATION ON THE RISE
 
 
 
The year 2017 has been a challenging year and many of us are wondering why we had to endure such difficult trials. The warfare seemed to be relentless but there is an old saying "What didn't kill you will make you stronger". The Lord is showing me that He is raising up a prophetic remnant who are strong, courageous and determined to stand against any adversity that comes against them. Some of you are asking the Lord why He "allowed" certain things to happen this year. There was a mighty prophet of God who asked the same question.
 
In the book of Judges there was a man named Gideon who was fearful and weak in his own sight, but mighty in the eyes of God. The name Gideon means "Mighty warrior". Gideon was called to deliver Israel from the Midianites, but one day Gideon was hiding as they were attacking Israel. God had sent an angel to him saying, "The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor". Gideon replied with a question, if the Lord is with us, why did all these terrible things happen? The Lord responded, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man. After this encounter with the angel Gideon went and rescued Israel from the enemy with an army which the Lord had reduced from thirty two thousand men, to three hundred men. The Lord also allowed Gideon to see into the enemies' camp. In 2018 many prophetic voices are going to emerge. They will be so fine-tuned to The Holy Spirit because they spend time with Jesus and know His word.
 
The Lord says; just as I did in days past, I will speak to you and lead you in unusual ways. I am raising up those who will prophesy with precision and accuracy. Their ears will be fine-tuned to hear My voice, and they will speak in harmony with My words. I will join them together with other voices as in a company of prophets. Don't covet the mantles of the prophets of old, because I am releasing a fresh anointing and new mantles in the days ahead. I am raising up those to begin to see beyond their natural sight and comprehend beyond their natural senses. They will be attuned to the symphonies of heaven. Those who are tuned in to My voice will no longer be led astray by the voices of strangers. They will discern false teachings and false prophets, and they will recognize the genuine from the profane. I will give them keen discernment, and they will learn how to enter into My presence with ease says the Lord.

There is another story in the Old Testament about a prophet (seer) named Samuel whom the bible says that as he grew, none of his words fell to the ground, meaning that every prophetic word that he spoke came to pass. He heard the audible voice of the Lord as He called him at a very young age. He did not recognize the Lords voice at first. (1 Samuel chapter 3) but then he answered and he became one of the greatest prophets in history.

In the book of 1 Samuel Chapter 9 there is a story of a man named Saul who was also called to be a prophet (seer) with a unique gift. Saul's father Kish lost his donkeys and sent Saul and his servant to look for them. They couldn't find the donkeys but the servant said, there is an honorable man in this city and all that he says surely comes to pass. The story goes on to say that as they were walking, they met up with the Prophet Samuel. God told Samuel the day before, that he was going to meet Saul, and He would tell him everything that is in his heart. When they met, Samuel anointed Saul to be a prophet, and prophesied to him about becoming the king of Israel. He prophesied with such accuracy and precision. Samuel even told Saul by word of knowledge that his father's donkeys were already found. Samuel told Saul that when Saul would prophesy he will be turned into another man. In the same way, the Lord is raising up prophets, releasing prophetic gifts and using them to proclaim His prophetic words to the nations.

The Lord says; What you think that you may have lost, will certainly be found. I have set you in a particular direction for a purpose and with a plan. Listen for My voice in times of loss and in times of need. There are times that I will meet with you when you least expect it, and speak to you in the places where you would least expect. You will meet others along the way. Just as Samuel anointed Saul with a flask of oil, I call each one individually, and I have a unique way of bringing each one of you into your destiny. Just as I spoke through Samuel, many will become My voice to this generation. They have been marked from a young age and they will soon recognize My voice. Some have been called to be prophets to the nations. They will walk in a life of victory because they are Spirit led and not led by their own fleshly desires. They will enter into this higher dimension, and they will receive the fullness of what I have for them. I will place My word in their mouths, which will bring correction as well as direction, as they carry My word and My glory to the ends of the earth says the Lord. 

1 Samuel 3:19 
So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.

1 Samuel 9:6a 
And he said to him, "Look now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honorable man; all that he says surely comes to pass. 

1 Samuel 9:19
Samuel answered Saul and said, "I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today; and tomorrow I will let you go and will tell you all that is in your heart.

1 Samuel 10:6 
Then the Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.




December 9, 2017

 
A CHANGE OF SEASON

 

Every season we have to clean out our closets to change the clothes from the previous season to the new season. We also have to change our apparel according to the temperature of the season that we are in. The Holy Spirit is showing me that this is the time for a change of garments as we are coming into a new year and many of you are entering into to a new season spiritually. Some of you have outgrown your old wardrobe and you are being measured to be refitted with new apparel. Others will wear "many hats" as Jesus is trusting you with a greater capacity. Just as Jabez cried out to the Lord to enlarge his territory, the Lord is also going to give you what you requested.

The Lord says, adjust your apparel according to the seasons that I bring you into. Make wise choices in all that you do. Make connections with people who are spiritually stronger than yourself, who could mentor you and advise you. Connect yourself with those who will compliment you and encourage you. Never allow those who are living in compromise to pull you down to their level. Many people don't understand the place that I am taking you to, neither could they relate to that spiritual level. Do not refuse the unfamiliar garments of righteousness and holiness that I am clothing you in. Don't allow old mindsets to resurface, but allow Me to continue to renew your mind. 

Then the Lord spoke to me about people having skeletons in their closets. Skeletons in your closet could refer to past memories that you prefer not to talk about with anyone, a secret sin, or something that you are hiding from others.

The Lord says; do not allow hidden agendas to hold you back, but allow Me to release you from everything that is hindering you from advancing. Allow Me to enter into every area of your life to bring victory and restoration. I will release you of those burdens that you have been carrying for years and bring wholeness to every area. Allow Me to bring order where there has been disorder. Allow Me to bring comfort where there has been discomfort. My love will fill those void places where there has been so much hurt and rejection. Allow Me to heal your heart that has been broken. I will remove the fatigue and exhaustion that has been weighing you down and bring balance into every situation. Allow Me to release you from hurtful memories of the past.

I will restore the years that have been stolen in your life. Nothing from you past could disqualify you from My plans. You will experience a new freedom as you remove those obstacles from the closet. You will then forget the past with all its mistakes and I will bring you into a fresh start. Resist the temptations that will try to pull you back into your old lifestyle so that you will not become entrapped once again. I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning as you release everything to Me. Trust Me to remove any obstacle that is hindering you from all that you were called to do. As you allow Me to purge your closet of these garments that are weighing you down, you will experience a new freedom and joy in Me says the Lord.


1 Chronicles 4:9-10
Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!" So God granted him what he requested.
 
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher ofour faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.




December 2, 2017

 
WORD FOR 2018

THE MANTLE OF ELIJAH
 

There is a story in the Old Testament about the prophet Elijah and his successor who became the prophet Elisha. Elisha began his ministry as a servant to Elijah as he was in the field plowing twelve yolk of oxen. Elijah approached Elisha and threw his mantle upon him. This was the first mantle that Elisha received from Elijah. Each day Elisha followed Elijah closely and would not leave him for a moment. After a season in which Elisha had served Elijah, the Lord was coming to take Elijah. He obviously knew this because he asked Elisha; What may I do for you before I am taken away? Elisha responded; I want a double portion of your Spirit (anointing). This word for spirit in the original Hebrew context is ruwach which is breath, wind, spirit. It is referring to the living breath of God, a living mantle. Elijah replied, if you see me when I am taken from you it shall be so. Soon after, a chariot of fire with horses of fire appeared, separated them and took Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind. His mantle fell upon Elisha and he received a double portion of Elijah's anointing. Elisha's ministry did not began until Elijah's ministry ended.

The Lord is showing me that many of you have gone through great distress and are still mourning the loss of prophets and mentors who have gone to be with the Lord in the past few years. You are still looking up wondering why Elijah was taken away. The Lord showed me that the Elisha's who have been following the Elijah's (who have been taken up) are going to receive a double portion of their mantle (anointing). The prophetic sons and daughters will succeed the ministries of their spiritual mentors in the coming days. There will be an acceleration of the anointing that was placed on them and their ceilings will be our floors.

In 2 Kings 2:11 a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire and a whirlwind took Elijah up. Elijah's mantle then dropped down and Elisha picked it up. This is the second time a mantle from Elijah was placed upon Elisha. The first mantle was in the book of 1 Kings 19:19 as Elisha began serving Elisha, and the second time was in the book of 2 Kings 2:13 as he began to serve the Lord. He then stood on the bank of the Jorden River, struck the water and asked: Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" The Lord responded by dividing the water and Elisha crossed over. Elisha then had a ministry of miracles, signs and wonders. Even after he died and was buried, a man was raised from the dead when his body touched Elisha's bones as it was thrown into his grave. (2 Kings 13:21)

There is a mantle of prophetic authority being released. There are prophetic voices being raised up across the country and around the world. They are carrying a new sound and a fresh word. They will have ministries of signs and wonders, and miracles will be performed through their hands as the anointing rests upon them and abides within them. Just as Elijah was fed by the ravens, they will teach others how to be fed supernaturally in times of famine. They will decree a thing and it shall be established because the Lord will confirm the words that He gives them to speak.

The anointing will be evident on them just as the sons of the prophets recognized that the spirit of Elijah rested on Elisha. Scoffers will ridicule them just as they mocked Elisha saying , "Go up, you bald head. "They were not mocking his physical appearance, but they were mocking his anointing. They were insinuating that he "Go up" in the same way that Elijah went up in a horse and Chariot. (2 Kings 2:23), But once again the Lord will defend His messengers and prophets. (1 Chronicles 16:22 and 2 Chronicles 36:16)
 
There will be men and women who have put their hands to the plow and not looked back. Their past is a vague memory because they know their destiny in God.They are those who know how to call down fire from heaven to destroy the works of Baal. Through their decrees and declarations they will thwart the strategies of the kingdom of darkness. They know how to dismantle his works of mass destruction and destroy the plans from the camp of the evil one. They walk in divine wisdom, release unprecedented revelation and have keen discernment.  The sword of the Lord will be in their mouths and they will be tenacious and unwavering in their faith because their strength is in Jesus. They are those who follow him closely and will not deviate off the narrow path. The Holy Spirit will lead them and give them supernatural wisdom and direction when the river dries up. These are those who will receive a double portion anointing. Supernatural encounters and signs will follow those who believe and many shall be used mightily in the days ahead says the Lord. 

2 Kings 2:9-14 
And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?" Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me." So he said, "You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so." Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, "My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!" So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces. He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, "Where is the Lord God of Elijah?" And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over

Psalm 105:15 
Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Malachi 4:5-6 
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.




“You know your mind’s renewed when the impossible looks logical.” 
~ Bill Johnson ~




 "People reject you because they can't contain the capacity of your destiny." 





God is always advancing and always looking for new territory to take you into. He doesn't play 
defense, He plays offense. Every delay or difficulty is an opportunity to advance in some way if you
 view it correctly. Sometimes the opposition you face is not because you are being attacked, but because
 you are advancing into a place you have never been before and something is trying to push you back.
 Stop playing defense and start playing offense.

~ Bob Hazlett~