A Word In Season
  July 2018



July 28, 2018
 
 
 
SETTING THE CAPTIVES FREE
 
 
 
In the book of Acts there are two different incidents when God opened prison doors to release His people. In the book of Acts chapter five, there were many signs and wonders performed through the hands of the apostles. The sick were healed, demons were cast out and people even received healing through Peter's shadow. There was a great revival and multitudes accepted the Lord, but the religious leaders were outraged. The high priest and religious leaders put the apostles in prison but the angel of the Lord went to them and released them saying: "Go, stand in the temple courts, "and tell the people all about this new life." There are also angels today who are working on our behalf.
 
In the book of Acts chapter sixteen, Paul and Silas cast a demon out of a woman who was a fortune teller as she continually followed them and mocked them. Paul finally turned around and cast the demonic spirit out of her in the name of Jesus. The spirit immediately left her. Her masters called the magistrates because they were angry that she was delivered and they would now lose their income. They beat them with rods, shackled them and put them in prison. At midnight as Paul and Silas were praying and worshiping there was a great earthquake, and their shackles were loosed. The jail keeper fell down before them trembling and asked "what must I do to be saved? They replied, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." The next day the keeper of the prison said to Paul, "The magistrates have said to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace".
 
We serve a supernatural God who is still setting people free today. You may not be in a prison made of cement and steel bars, but some of you are bound with sickness, financial issues, addictions or toxic relationships. Some are imprisoned in your mind with fearful or perverted thoughts. You may have been a Christian for twenty years but there are still things in your life that are holding you captive and you don’t know how to break free from them. Jesus wants to release those of you who feel that there is no way of escape.

The Lord says, I have come to set the captives free. Healing and prosperity are My will. Walking in divine favor is My will. I desire to bring you into a life of freedom but you must continue in the right direction. Don’t allow yourself to be ensnared once again in the things that you have been set free from. Do not be lured back into that very thing that you have been delivered from. Release yourself from anything that will bring entrapment and put you back into bondage. Allow Me to release you from the hurtful memories from the past that bring pain and sorrow. You don’t have to struggle with negative thoughts if you would take every thought captive.

Allow Me to set you free from the things that war against your soul and bring fear and confusion. As you learn to recognize the tactics of the enemy, you will not be manipulated by his trickery and beguiled by his cunning ways. His plan is to entice you and distract you from the purpose and plan that I have for your life. This is his way of taking you off the course and the direction that I am taking you in.

Remove yourself from anything that is contrary to My word, and that which is hindering your walk with Me so that you will be set free from this tug of war. I desire to do things in your life that are above your human reasoning but you must first come before Me in total surrender and submission. As you do, you will discover My plans and purpose for your life. You will no longer be enticed by unfamiliar voices that lead you astray.

Speak words of life over your situations. As you decree and declare My word, you will begin to see the manifestation in the natural. Speak health to you body. Speak healing to your bones, tissues, organs and blood. Speak soundness to your mind. Allow Me to cleanse and restore your way of thinking so that you will no longer have to live in despair. As you release others, you will be released. Do not harbor bitterness in your heart, but allow Me to release you from thoughts of revenge and give you a heart of forgiveness. I will break every chain that is imprisoning you and the anchors that are keeping you from succeeding. Allow Me to open the prison doors and bring you into the abundant life that I have for you, says the Lord.
 
 
John 8:36
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
 
Acts 5:18-20
They laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. 19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, "Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life."
 
Acts 16: 23 -26
And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were loosed.


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July 21, 2018
 
 
"SUPERNATURAL EYESIGHT & INSIGHT"  
 
 
There has been such an advancement of technology in recent years that our computers, TV’s and mobile phones from the past have become obsolete. We went from analog TV’s to HDTV’s. If you have an old TV set, the new HD pictures will be distorted. If you don’t have a smart phone, you may not receive good reception. In the same way that we have to upgrade our devices in the natural, we need to come out of our religious mindsets to perceive things in the spirit realm. Our natural eyesight is an extremely precious gift, but our spiritual eyesight is also a very valuable gift. The Holy Spirit wants to give us HD vision. Our natural minds cannot understand supernatural things because they are spiritually discerned.
 
As Holy Spirit filled Christians we are not just natural beings but we are Super-natural beings. We have not been created to live a mediocre or average life. If you are living a mundane life you are missing out on the extraordinary supernatural realm that God has for you. We have been created to live in two realms which is the natural realm (The flesh) and the supernatural realm (the spirit). We are not controlled but we are led by the Holy Spirit. Jesus came to the earth as a prototype of the believer. Although He was here in the flesh, He was continually in communion with the father. He only did what He saw the father doing. He has also given us authority to the supernatural realm just as we have access to this natural realm. Jesus commissioned us to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the leaper and cast out demons.
 
In the natural we have no power or authority to do these things but Jesus has given us the authority and anointing to do great exploits. He said, greater works will you do because I go to the father. We are carriers of His glory and we must learn how to walk in it. Many that would have been ministers, writers, evangelists, psalmists etc; have passed away and have never walked in their callings or even understood the level of what they were called to do. When Jesus prayed to the father for us, He said that we are not of this world.
 
The Lord wants to anoint our eyes to see in three dimensions. He wants to give us eyes to see into the enemy’s camp. In the same way that He showed Gideon the plans of the Midianites, He will reveal the enemy’s agenda to you to thwart the attack. You will recognize the plans of the adversary, and you will have discernment and the strategy to dismantle his plans. He will reveal secrets to you in your times of intercession. Your eyes will be open to recognize and avoid dangers that lies ahead.
 
As your spiritual eyes are opened, you will perceive things in a new way. He will show you what the plans, purposes and the secret intentions are of those around you. He will open your eyes to see the needs in people’s lives as He reveals to you that which is hidden in their hearts and minds. He will tune you into His frequencies to receive words of knowledge and words of wisdom for those around you. You will see His plans and His purposes for your lives, families and ministries as you walk in this place.
   
He will open your eyes to see into the heavenly realms. As you look to Jesus, portals in the heavens will open up and you will receive revelation that you have not known before. You will perceive His ways of speaking to you, and you will discover all that He has made available to you. Some of you will receive angelic encounters. As you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit these new dimensions will begin to open up to you. The seer anointing will open up to those of you who have eyes to see and you will receive visions and dreams from heaven. The Holy Spirit wants to take us to a place where we could see things beyond the natural realm.
 
Judges 7: 15   
And so it was, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, that he worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel, and said, "Arise, for the Lord has delivered the camp of Midian into your hand." 
 
2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
 
Isaiah 21:6 
For thus has the Lord said to me: "Go, set a watchman, Let him declare what he sees." 
 
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


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July 14, 2018

 
NEW WINE BEING POURED OUT

 
The Lord is raising up a generation in this hour. They are not just the millennials but they are also the middle aged and the elderly who are stoked with the glory of God. They are not satisfied with average Christianity but they are called to do great exploits. They are called to ignite the churches, to bring revival to the dead in Christ, rescue those who are lost and do damage to the kingdom of darkness. The Holy Spirit is showing me that there is a remnant who are being groomed and polished for a mighty revival. The first miracle that Jesus did was to turn water into wine at the marriage at Cana. There are some churches that are running out of wine and the Lord is about to send Jesus to fill the water pots. He is saving the best wine for last.
 
In the book of Acts chapter two on the day of Pentecost the disciples were gathered together in one accord in the Upper Room. They created an atmosphere with their prayers and worship and "suddenly" there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole room where they were assembled. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance. A large crowd gathered and was confused as they heard them speaking in their own language. They were so intoxicated with the new wine that some of the onlookers thought that they were drunk with wine. Peter then stood up with the other eleven apostles and said “these men are not drunk as you suppose” and he quoted the prophecy from Joel 2:28 -32.

In the book of Acts chapter four Peter and John were thrown into prison because they were speaking about Jesus being resurrected from the dead. A revival broke out in the prison and many were healed. Although Peter and John were threatened and told not to speak in Jesus name, they were so consumed with His glory that they continued to speak about His miraculous power. They prayed, and asked the Lord for boldness, to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Jesus. As they were praying, the building where they were assembled literally shook and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
 
Another outpouring is about to begin. The Lord is raising up men and women who have been through the fire but don’t even have a smell of smoke. He is raising up those who were once intoxicated with the things of the world but will now serve up the new wine.
They are those who have abandoned their old wine skins and are filled with the new wine. They will bring words of direction, correction and release others into their destiny. He is raising up many prophetic voices throughout the land. They are those in the wilderness declaring the word of the Lord. He is raising up those who will give glory to God and magnify Jesus in all that they say and do.
 
 
Acts 2:1-4
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
 
Acts 2: 15 - 18
For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.



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July 7, 2018

 
IT’S TIME TO STEP OUT

 
We are living in a time when so many people are stepping out. Some are stepping out in politics, some are stepping out on limbs, and many are stepping out of closets. It is time for the body of Christ to step out of the natural realm and begin to walk in the supernatural realm. In the book of Matthew, as the disciples were in a boat, Jesus came to them walking on the water. When they had seen Him they were in fear thinking that He was a ghost. But then faith rose up in Peter and he said, Lord if it is You, bid me to come to You, walking on the water. Jesus said, come. Peter began to walk on the water until he observed the raging wind and waves. He then began to sink calling on Jesus to save him. He sank because he realized that walking on water was impossible to do in the natural. Jesus then said to Peter, Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt? " And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. This caused those who were in the boat to worship Jesus, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."

The Lord says, I am calling My people to step out of the boat of the natural, into the realm of the supernatural. I am looking for those who are not afraid to step out of the place of complacency. I am looking for those who desire to go to a higher level, and are not swayed by the havoc that the enemy is releasing. Don't be moved by tempestuous winds of adversity and rising currents that try to throw you off course, but be determined that you will overcome every obstacle that rises against you. Trust Me in this season as My glory is about to be revealed in your life. I am calling you out of your comfort zone into a place of intimacy. The way of the supernatural realm begins with a personal relationship with Me, by spending time with Me, and spending time in My word. As you read My word, rejoice knowing that I will watch over My word to perform it, and My plans and purposes will come to pass. My word will not return void but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Just as I reached out my hand to save Peter as he attempted to walk on water, I am also reaching My hand out to you to lead you on a journey in the realm of the supernatural. Trust Me to bring you into this lifestyle of faith. Trust Me to meet all your needs . Trust Me as you begin to step out of your natural thinking because that very thing that you are battling against will be your greatest testimony . Do not give in to fear and doubt because I am your healer, I Am your deliverer, and I Am the God of your destiny. Resist the temptation to give in to the flesh. I Am the God of the supernatural and I am challenging you to come out of your boat and walk on the water with Me. I am looking for those who are not afraid to step out into new levels of My glory and as you do, I will surely show Myself strong on your behalf says the Lord
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Matthew 14: 25 - 32
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."

1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Rule with the heart of a servant. Serve with the heart of a king.

Bill Johnson


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