Friday, September 25, 2020

Heavenly Lawsuits and Financial Breakthroug


Heavenly Lawsuits and Financial Restitution

When our Facebook group began, it was Courts of Heaven – Worldwide. At that time, you might have seen and even signed the “Class Action Lawsuit” against the Kingdom of Darkness for financial restitution in our “files” section. I began preparing this for filing in the Courts of Heaven by reviewing the document in the Agape Tea and Coffee meeting. When I asked those present to pull up the document in our Facebook group to read along with me, I was shocked to find out the document was missing!

“The enemy must be in our midst… It seems we are under attack!” I said.  I’ve had the Holy Spirit send me interesting messages and confirmation on my computer before… (See that story, CLICK HERE) the Holy Spirit brought me up short and I amended my declaration. “we need to pray for wisdom and determine who is behind this.”

In my head I thought, “If this is you, Holy Spirit, then the person who deleted this file should step forward when I post about it being missing…” If this was a malicious attack, the person would hide. God works in the open, so if this was Him, there would be truth and honesty. The group prayed in agreement for God to give wisdom concerning this matter.

On the drive home from the meeting, I felt an unease in my spirit. It was like the presence of the Holy Spirit was agitated. This was a new sensation and I was unsure of what it meant. Was the lawsuit upsetting Him or was there an enemy in the group and He was giving warning? Satan works in darkness, I asked the Holy Spirit to reveal who had deleted the lawsuit and if it was done through Him. By the time I got home, there was a message for me at Facebook: someone apologized for accidentally deleting the LAWSUIT file.

If you’ve read the free book, Why Doesn’t God Speak to Me?, you know that it is dangerous to follow signs blindly. The next morning when the Holy Spirit woke me up at 5:30 AM: I was thrilled. Before the household was awake and moving, I would be able to spend time praying and talking to Him. It didn’t take long. After praising and worshiping for a while, I broached the topic of the proposed lawsuit in order to sue the enemy for what is owed to us. Immediately two Bible verses came to mind:

Therefore do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:31-33 NKJV)

Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them... the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? (Luke 12:24-28 NKJV)

Jesus urges us to trust and have faith in God to take care of earthly concerns. We must be fully aware of who God is, to rest in the surety that He will provide. Over and over again in the Bible we read that “God is just.”

Jesus is contending for you in the Courts of Heaven. When we remove sin and confess for our ancestors, He will remove any generational curses or charges hindering us. We must trust that He will ask for “justice to be done” with cases against us and trust that God, the Just Judge, knows what is due to us.

A “LAWSUIT” against the Adversary  or trying to “sue” someone in the Courts of Heaven is man taking matters into his own hands, as if our Father doesn’t know what is necessary. That is an act of pride and very presumptuous. His justice will be sufficient.

Often the reason we seek the Courts of Heaven is because our finances are hindered. There are some common factors that may be this issue. Taking care of a few items may bring the breakthrough you are looking for.

1.    Right Standing in Your Finances

Anytime you participate in the Courts of Heaven, you will want to be in right standing with God, especially in connection with the topic you are expecting to be resolved. If you are expecting restitution and justice for your finances and property, you will need to have your spiritual house in order. 

This is not a popular topic, but we need to discuss tithes and offerings. Tithing merely means “a tenth part.” It isn’t the most that you should do, it is just the beginning, the basics, like elementary school. Many Christians believe that tithing is under the law so we don’t need to worry about this. Like most things, there is some truth on this. Let us look to the Word of God - the Bible - for our answers.

"A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord" (Leviticus 27:30 NIV).

It isn’t one of the ten Commandments, but it is a clear instruction to God’s people about what He expects from those in relationship with Him. Tithes were to be given to the Levites because they had no land; they did God’s work as priests. This is so important to God that there is both a blessing and a curse associated with it:

The Curse

In Malachi God addresses the Levites, the priests who were mishandling the tithe:

"Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.” But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’

“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.” (Malachi 3:8-9 NIV)

This was being said to the priests who were using what was brought in a wrong manor. It applies to every Christian because we are all "priests" under the order of Melchizedek, under our High Priest, Jesus. 

For it is witnessed of Him, You are a Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 7:17 AMPC)

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people... (1 Peter 2:9 AMPC)

As priests, we all have access to God, through Jesus. We can all be blessed or cursed because of what we do with the income we receive.

The Blessing

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” (Malachi 3:10AKJV)

We are now "priest" with access to the Holy of Holies through our High Priest, Jesus. The storehouse is a place dedicated to doing God's work. This is one of the times in the Bible where God says to “test” Him: See if His goodness comes when you tithe and follow His ways. Not tithing, limits what God can do. It gives the enemy the ability to add a curse to your life.

Tithing did not begin with the Levitical priesthood. It can clearly be seen in the life of Abraham.

Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. (Genesis 14:18-20 AKJV)

Because Abraham tithed, he received a blessing. When this occurred, Abraham was still being called Abram: tithing existed before the Law which was started when the Hebrews left Egypt hundreds of years later. The New Testament speaks of this:

“For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham, who was returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him. To him also Abraham gave a tenth part of all...” (Hebrews 7:1-2 AKJV)

There was an exchange when Abraham tithed: Melchizedek blessed him and Abraham gave a tenth of all he had. Once Abraham knew God was working through Melchizedek, because he had received a blessing: something of material value, then Abraham began tithing there.

 Jesus is our High priest under the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:10) Since Melchizedek received tithes, then so should those who are fulfilling the role of priest (pastor) under Jesus. If the message you are receiving blesses you, teaches you, or guides you into a closer relationship with the Lord then you should be tithing, giving to support those who are dedicating their lives to this cause.

Tithes and offering has been seen in an interesting way in the Courts of Heaven many times we hear “mercenary” as a charge. The word means doing a job for pay. How do you get rid of this charge?

The Holy Spirit revealed that tithing acknowledges God as the one who brings the money to you, not man. It declares that what you have received comes from the Lord. This removes this charge in the Courts. Many believe that  all “curses” passed away when Jesus shed His blood:

“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)...”  (Galatians 3:13 AKJV)

Remember these two facts about this verse:

1. The word "curse" is singular. The curse of the Law was that you went to Hell for violating any part of it. This is the curse we are redeemed from when we take Jesus as ourLord. The New Testament is full of encouragement for us to remove sin because it "gives a place to the devil." (Ephesians 4:27) That place is often a curse.

2. If you know about the Courts of Heaven, then you know that redemption must be applied and we must use the blood of Jesus as atonement for our sin. We must declare Christ as Lord to receive salvation and we must “plead the blood” to blot out our sins to be free of the curse. If this were not so, why are Christians just as sick and downtrodden as the rest of humanity? (See the free book, Destroying Curses in the Courts of Heaven for more scriptures about this.)

In order to remove charges in the Courts, we must:

      confess our sins - see it the way God does

      repent - turn from it

      plead the blood over it - blotting it out from all records

In the case of tithing, this means you can confess that you didn’t do it in the past, and now you know you should have been. Then you must turn the other way: begin tithing. This gives you a fresh start from this point forward.

One of the most common questions is what do we tithe on? Is it gross or net. Here is what the Bible says:

You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field produces year by year. (Deuteronomy 14:22 NKJV)

In order to understand how this applies, you must consider the time in which it was spoken. In those days, a farmer would hold a portion of the grain to plant in the next year. A New Testament scripture which explains this principle is this:

Let the elders who perform the duties of their office well, be considered doubly worthy of honor [and of adequate financial support], especially those who labor faithfully in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain, and again, The laborer is worthy of his hire. (1 Timothy 5:17-18 AMPC)

“Duties of their office” refer to apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. All are due a wage from the tithes. An ox would eat as it did the work. In other words, you may deduct the wages of employees.  All that was beyond that investment was the increase. The same principle that applies to the church, applies to your life. In my opinion, a modern day application would be:

Online Business

Sold item for: $25

Subtract:

Cost to produce product: $5

Website Fees: $5 per item

________

Increase: $15

Tithe: $1.5

 

Brick and Mortar Store

Sold item for $25

Subtract

Cost to produce product: $5

Employee Salary: $1 per item

Basic and essentials (rent, electricity): $4 per item

__________

Increase: $15

Tithe: $1.5

I would not suggest using your “taxable” income for this calculation. There are a lot of areas that count against your profit with the government that would not count with God. For instance, marketing and advertising are not basic and essential to doing business.  If you are right with God, He will most certainly direct people to you. Often meals or trips are counted as deductions and would not apply either. With God, it is best to error on this side of bringing to Him what belongs to Him.

Another consideration with repenting for tithing is your current situation. If you...

      are in an earthly lawsuit about past debt

      have past income you want to receive

You may want to “redeem  your tithe.” This means you want all that was due to you in the past which was held back because you were not tithing.

And if a man wants to redeem any of his tithe, he shall add a fifth to it. (Leviticus 27:31 AMPC)

The beautiful aspect of our Father is that He will take you at your word. If you will take time to calculate how much you owe and write up a contract with God about how much you will pay each month, He will honor the true intent of your heart.

There was a case of a wealthy man who was served a tax bill for an exuberant amount. He was in the middle of negotiations when he sought counsel from a pastor I know. The businessman had tithed for many years, but recently stopped. After hearing about “redeeming” his tithe, he calculated how much he owed God and wrote up a contract with a certain amount to be given each month to make up the difference. The government contacted him, removing the tax debt before he made a single payment.

This is the power of redeeming your tithe.

2. Increase your connection to God

 

God said that when you rob Him of “tithes and offerings” that brings a curse upon yourself. Many Christians today have no idea that there is actually more than tithing… there is an offering.

If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?... [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel. (Corinthians 9:11, 14 AMPC)

Let him who receives instruction in the Word [of God] share all good things with his teacher [contributing to his support]. Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap. (Galatians 6:6-7 AMPC)

These verses clearly show who should receive the tithes: those who are bringing something of spiritual value. It also shows that there is still a curse attached to not giving: “Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at.” For this means giving to acknowledge God is not optional. Corinthians backs this up:

“But this I say: He who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” (2 Corinthians 9:6)

I love that these verses show God is just. However we give, that is how we will receive from God. In some parts of the world, giving a single dollar is a big gift and they will receive bountifully for it. Those with abundance would need to give $5000 or more for the same revelation  to equal what that single dollar meant for someone else.

There are many different types of offerings that God’s people practiced. To sum it all up quickly, it came down to this simple fact:

An offering is a way of thanking God for something. It could have been a bumper crop in the field, an answered prayer, or a new baby. Many refer to these as “love” offerings. A way of saying “I love you” when God shows up in your life.

There is a system in place that makes giving an offering essential. Material support was always given when someone brought a revelation from God. This was a gift not to the man, but to God,  acknowledging that He was behind the message.

This was so ingrained in God’s people that a group of Christians asked Paul not to come and speak to them because they didn’t want to have to give him an offering for his teaching. (2 Corinthians Chapters 11 & 12) Giving before you receive the information short circuits this system it hinders the flow of the anointing towards His people.

God’s principles apply with offerings of this type as well. When you give because of the revelation about God that was spoken to you, it opens the door for God to move in a greater way concerning that revelation. He who soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Many people tithe, but do you give offerings? This is the second half of the equation. It brings blessings from God as you acknowledge Him in all your ways; this includes acknowledging those sent by Him. The amount of the offering should depend on two factors:

  1. How much you have.
  2. How much the revelation/blessing/answered prayer meant to you.

Someone who  has barely enough to survive might give a very small amount, even pennies - the smallest of currencies. This is like the widow who gave the smallest amount possible. Jesus said she gave more than the rich man who brought a huge sum because she gave out of her lack. (Luke 21:1-4)

When to Give

What you give should always be completely up to you. You should never give until you verify what you have received is from God. You do not want to sow on bad ground. This is not being a good steward of what God has given you. Ask yourself:

      Have you paid for a seat in a conference only to find out that they preached unauthorized authority?

      Has a church you attended passed a tithe basked before the message was given?

      Did you give towards a message that did not come from God?

If have done either of these, please consider this scripture:

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings. (2 John 1:10-11 AMPC)

You will need to confess, repent and plead the blood over seeds sown into wrong ground as well as,  severing all soul ties to those ministrie.

If you have read the Old Testament it is easy to see a pattern. When God’s people did things according to His ways, they were blessed and they prospered. When they did not, a curse came. If you are looking for a financial blessing, the answer is not a man contrived Lawsuit, it is being obedient to what God has already said, trusting that Jesus is contending for us and will ask for justice to be done. The Lord showed me what this looks like in the spiritual realm with a visit to the Secret Place.

Secret Place

A vision of the Secret Place opened up before me as I began to worship. After testing the vision, I relaxed as I danced with Jesus. My vision was much clearer than last time, but what I was seeing was still a bit vague. The longer we danced the more clear I could see: We were in the gazebo, my angelic escort surrounded the structure standing shoulder to shoulder facing away from us.

The Lord asked, “Why have you come?”

“I don’t have any questions today,” I chuckled, “I only came to spend time with you. I cannot do the work You have for me without being firmly connected to the Vine so that You may flow in greater measure in my life. I need to be filled with Your strength.”

He smiled in approval, “Did you notice how clear your vision was when you first entered in? This is because you have come to be strengthened each day.” 

I relaxed in His arms, enjoying the feeling of my spirit growing stronger minute by minute. A thought occurred to me, “My Love, it wasn’t my intention to come for this purpose, but I hope you don’t mind me asking…” I began hesitantly, “A certain team member has some family members who are under attack. They are deep in sin and misguided by the enemy. She really needs to be guided by You. I don’t know what to tell her. Could You possibly speak strongly to her? Guide her? I know she loves You so very much!”

Jesus rubbed His cheek against mine, “You are so very beautiful.”

The off-topic compliment caught me by surprise. I pulled back my vision and saw myself in the Secret Place and I was very pretty in my perfect spiritual body. “Thank you,” I acknowledged, still a bit confused, “But I’m not sure I understand...”

“I am speaking of your heart,” As He touched my chest, it began to glow. “It is why you were chosen. You have a beautiful heart.” Instantly I understood: He was glad that I asked Him to help another. He was not upset that I had a request. Excitedly He said, “Come, I have something to show you!”

I love it when He says this. It usually means He will take me by the hand and reveal something in Heaven or in the Earth to me. This time, it took an unexpected turn. Instead of Him leading me, I grabbed Him by the hand. There was zero control as the scene played out before my vision.

I led Him from the gazebo to my house. There were rows of beautiful flowers in elevated boxes lining the back of my house. Bending down I plucked a pretty pink tulip growing in the yard. It sang a beautiful song as I placed it in the upper pocket of His robe.

. “I want You to have this.”

Jesus looked at me, then at the flower which was singing praises to Him. “Do not all things in Heaven and Earth belong to Me?” He asked without offence, “Why did you give this to Me?”

The answer which I spoke was true even though it did not come from my own thoughts, “I know You created and own all things. I chose this flower for you so that whenever You see this flower, it will remind You of how much I love You.”

He nodded, pleased with my answer. As He nodded, the flower grew brighter and brighter until a light exploded from it. I saw what was happening all over the spiritual realm:

 

The song of the flower rained down over all of creation. Every living thing looked up and praised God.

The visions now returned to my control. We were back in the gazebo. The Lord said, “Tell the Team Member and my bride: If they will let go of the world and what they think it should be, if they will focus on their love for Me, I will speak so loudly to them, they will know what to say and when to say it. My words will cause all those in their life to praise God.”

Interpretation

      Flowers - Love

      Pink - Childlike faith

      Tulip - our two lips

By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name. (Hebrews 13:15 AKJV)

We must sacrifice our loved ones to Him by letting go of them; placing them firmly in His hands. If we will praise Him with our words, not because we want something, but because we have childlike faith that everything will be okay, then He will begin to move into that situation. It took time for the glory to build up, but in due time God’s power exploded onto the scene, fueled by the childlike faith and love we have for Jesus.

I pray this vision from the Secret Place brings you great comfort while you wait for God’s glory to explode in your life.


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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dangers of Wrong Alignment

Dangers of Wrong Agreement with Q & A

We received an email asking if attending churches that were coming under correction would cause you to lose the anointing as well. My answer was simple: The Lord hasn’t told me directly, however His Word states:

If there come any to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:10-11 AKJV)

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. (2 John 1:10-11 AMPC)

This seems to say that if we support those who are teaching and operating outside the ways of the Lord, then we become guilty by association. It was said about those looking to make a profit off the Gospel but not acknowledging that Jesus actually came in the flesh. I now have confirmation from the Lord that this will be applied to all those who have added to or warped what the Bible says. This is the warning given with the above scripture:

Monday, September 14, 2020

Removing Charges in the Courts of Heaven

 

How to Remove Charges in the CoH

In the Courts of Heaven Academy, you have learned how and when to enter the Courts to receive the charges the enemy has against you so that you can be free of his attacks. After you hear words of accusation from your Counselor, Holy Spirit, you must understand them. 

If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man his uprightness: Then He is gracious to him, and said, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. (Job 33:23-24 AKJV)

When we receive charges from the enemy, we must search out an interpretation of those charges. We must be willing to understand what is against us so that God can deliver us from the destruction of the enemy. This is confirmed in the New Testament:

Friday, September 4, 2020

The Fall of Church Leaders - Confirming Sign

Fall of Church Leaders

At the end of July the Lord sent a dream showing two things:

  1. “You need to turn your back on churches under the influence of Jezebel”
  2. “The waves south of San Francisco will break over the barriers.”

When the waves break over barriers, it is a confirming sign. I sought Him and asked why San Francisco?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Who Should Receive Charges in the Courts of Heaven

 

Receiving Charges

The Courts of Heaven are the highest place of authority over Heaven and Earth. We have access to the throne because of the blood of Jesus. While we are learning God’s ways we can reside before the Throne of Grace where the harshest attacks of the enemy are removed so that we can be free to learn. There are several factors to consider before we enter the Courts of Heaven to receive charges:

  1. Operation with the Spirit
  2. Physical Manifestations
  3. Spiritual Maturity 

For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 AKJV)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Removal of Leaders and Anointing Lost

 

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. (Matthew 25:13 AKJV)

Jesus is saying that all of this is about His second coming. His audience at the time had no knowledge of the “catching away,” which some Christians call the rapture. That was revealed by Paul in the first letter he wrote to the Thessalonians where he mentioned it in every chapter. This audience only knew that He would come to rule and reign forever.

God has told us that we are entering a time of correction for His church (Waves Breaking Over Barriers in San Francisco). This sign will be of great importance. Our Lord gave a parable which will identify where we are in His eternal timeline by this event.

We need to look very carefully at this short story which He used as an example of what would happen before His return.

Monday, August 17, 2020

What Does "Soaking" Mean?

Have you heard the word “soaking” used to refer to time in worship? In a visit to the Secret Place, the Lord showed me what “soaking” is all about.

On Sunday, I had become so very tired in spirit and body. It felt like I was completely drained, barely able to lift up my hand. My mind was so tired, it was hard to put thoughts together. I retreated to my bed and put on my favorite worship music. 

As the melody washed over me and filled the room, my body relaxed. Usually a vision of the Secret Place would capture my thoughts, but I was too tired to even dance with the Lord. Instead I heard the soft whisper, “Just rest…” 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Spiritual Armor and Principalities

 

A word from God has come forth: now is the time where His children may have to put on the armor and stand against what the enemy is trying to bring into this world. We need to look to the Word of God and see what He says about the armor of God and standing against the enemy. Paul wrote a letter to Christians in Ephesus explaining a few foundational principles and the need for the spiritual armor and what we must stand against in our lives as children of God. 

We need to keep the instructions about the armor of God and “standing” in the proper context of the letter to the new believers so here is a brief summary about the prior chapters. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Charismatic Witchcraft, Witchcraft Prayers and Waves Over Barriers in San Francisco


Charismatic Witchcraft & Witchcraft Prayers

Breaking Over the Barriers

It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.” (1 Chronicles 15:13 AMPC)

Israel’s desire was to have the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem. However, when they went to retrieve it, they placed it on a cart instead of having the Levites carry it on poles. They didn’t worship Him in the way He had shown them and because of that, one man died as the Lord “broke out” against them.

The Lord told me two things:

  1. “You need to turn your back on churches under the influence of Jezebel”
  2. “The waves south of San Francisco will break over the barriers.”
When the waves break over barriers, it is a confirming sign that Jezebel has entered the church and we need to separate from those churches. I sought Him and asked why San Francisco?

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Feasts of Israel: Trumpets and Awe


Trumpets and the Days of Awe

God’s people are told to hold several “feasts” or “festivals” for all times. The Hebrew word moadim for “feasts” literally means "appointed times." These are gatherings of God’s people to remember what He has done in the past. The feasts occurring in the spring were fulfilled by the first coming of Jesus:

     Passover (Pesach) – Leviticus 23:5 – Jesus is our Passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7) whose blood would be shed for our sins. Jesus was crucified during the time that the Passover was observed (Mark 14:12). Christ is a “lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:19) because His life was completely free from sin (Hebrews 4:15). As the first Passover marked the Hebrews’ release from Egyptian slavery, so the death of Christ marks our release from the slavery to sin (Romans 8:2).

     Unleavened Bread (Ḥag haMatzot) – Leviticus 23:6 – Pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life (as leaven is a picture of sin in the Bible), making Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins.

     First Fruits (Bikkurim) – Leviticus 23:10 – Pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous. Jesus was resurrected on this very day, which is one of the reasons that Paul refers to him in 1 Corinthians 15:20 as the “first fruits from the dead.”

     Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot)  – Leviticus 23:16 – Occurred fifty (pente) days after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Shavuot also means “oaths,” for on this day G‑d swore eternal devotion to us, and we in turn pledged everlasting loyalty to Him. Jesus fulfilled the Law so that the Holy Spirit could come and dwell in man instead of upon a few individuals. When the disciples were gathered in an upper room, the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred on this feast day.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Are the Two Witnesses the Gentile and Jewish Christians

Where is Our Focus


“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.” (Malachi 4:5 AKJV)

All of Israel was looking for Elijah before the coming of Jesus. The religious leaders of the day, the Sadducees and Pharisees, were so set on seeing Elijah of old appearing suddenly before them that they missed the fact that John the Baptist operated in the mantle of Elijah. Zacharia, John’s father, received a word from an angel stating who his son would be before the child was born:

“And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous--to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:16-17 AKJV)

The spirit and power is what we refer to as a “mantle.” The description of what John would do lines up with the rest of what was prophesied about Elijah coming before the Lord:

“And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” (Malachi 4:6 AKJV)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Who are the Two Witnesses?

Who are the Two Witnesses

The Witness of Jesus

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. (Malachi 4:5)

Before Jesus made His official debut, God sent a “witness” to prepare the world. The Israelites were expecting Elijah to come from Heaven and prepare the way. The Encyclopedia Britannica speaks about how Israel looks at this event:

The fifth ceremonial cup of wine poured during the family Seder dinner on Passover (Pesaḥ). It is left untouched in honor of Elijah, who, according to tradition, will arrive one day as an unknown guest to herald the advent of the Messiah. During the Seder dinner, biblical verses are read while the door is briefly opened to welcome Elijah, who, it is further said, will resolve all controversial questions connected with the Law. 

God’s people were so focused on the fact that “Elijah” would be preparing the way for the Messiah’s reign that they forgot one simple, undeniable fact: God is always the same. He never changes.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Babylon, the 1000 Year Reign and New Jerusalem

Babylon, the 1000 Year Reign and New Jerusalem Meeting

So far we have placed the following events in this order according to what the Bible says:

     Breaking of the Seals: Appearing of the Antichrist may happen before the Tribulation
     Signing of a Seven Year Agreement - The predicted Tribulation, also known as Daniel’s Week
     Broken into two parts consisting of 3.5 years

First Half of the Tribulation - 3.5 years

     Six Seals are broken
     Two Witnesses prophecy and declare plagues
     Two Witnesses are killed after 3.5 years in Jerusalem

Second Half of the Daniel’s Week: Great Tribulation

     Antichrist stops sacrifices in the Temple of God and declares himself to be God
     Seventh Seal Broken
     144,000 are sealed for God
     Some are killed for not worshiping the Beast
     Trumpets begin
     Two Witnesses rise at the sixth Trumpet

After the Tribulation

     Rapture: check churches to see if you will be one of them
     (Could happen as the Two Witnesses rise)
     All are killed if they do not accept the mark of the Beast and worship the Beast to buy or sell
     Blessed are those who are beheaded for staying true to Jesus
     Wrath of God is poured out

These are the events we can place around the Tribulation Week. There is a “fall of Babylon” that is spoken of, but it is hard to say when exactly that will take place.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The 144,000 - All Men?

144,000 Live video

Children of Israel


There are three different people groups spoken of in the Book of Revelation:
  • The World - Non-Christians
  • The Church - All Christians also referred to as “Jews”
  • Israel - Children of Israel (Jacob)

Israel does not necessarily mean the same as “Jews.” Children of Abraham, included those adopted in are “Jews.” Jacob was referred to as “Israel” so Children of Israel are those who are biologically related to Jacob and settled the land called Israel.

After the sixth seal, before the trumpets are released, God addresses the “Children of Israel” in Chapter 7 of Revelation.

After this I saw four angels stationed at the four corners of the earth, firmly holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind should blow on the earth or sea or upon any tree. (Revelation 7:1 AMPC)

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Is a Rapture (Catching Away) in the Bible?

Is the Rapture in the Bible Meeting

Whether you have heard it referred to it as the “Rapture” or the “Catching away of the Saints,” there is a belief among many Christians that some or all of the children of God will escape the terrible calamities prophesied in the Book of Revelation. We must look to the scriptures to see the truth of this matter.

It is important to remember that we do not have to agree about this topic. We are saved by our relationship with Jesus as Lord, not by what we believe concerning an impending rapture. Consider this food for thought: May the Holy Spirit bring you wisdom about this topic.

As I meditated and sought the Lord before giving this message, this is what happened in the Secret Place:

Sunday, June 14, 2020

What is the Fate of Your Church?


Live Meeting "What is the Fate of Your Church"

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. (Psalms 27:5 AMPC)

In this Psalm David refers to the Secret Place as the “tent” of the Lord. Jesus will visit with us there, not as the Lord who reigns over Heaven and Earth, but as our beloved and our brother.

When I saw Him there last, He asked me to tell you about this realm, a place that our Heavenly Father set apart, where we can see not only Jesus, but Abba (Papa, Daddy) instead of Almighty God and the Holy Spirit, our dear Friend. In order to visit with Him in the Secret Place on a regular basis, we must “overcome” the enemy as described in Revelation. If we will:

Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Future of God's Church - Part 1 (Churches 1-3 of Revelation)



The Future of the Church

Before I began studying the churches in the Book of Revelation, the Lord revealed something to me in the Secret Place. The visit with Him began like many others, with us dancing in the gazebo of the Secret Place. With great excitement, He took me by the hand and said, “I have something I want to show you!”

We ran into the forest surrounding the meadow where the tiny table for tea sits. Deep into the forest the Lord led me into a cave. It took seconds for my eyes to adjust to the glowing light on the cave walls. Jesus led me deeper and deeper into smaller and smaller jagged-walled caverns until we were stooping over, traveling single-file through a narrow passageway. Despite the soft ambient light, the closing in of the walls had me feeling slightly worried as I thought, “What could possibly be exciting in this place?”

About that time, we emerged into an enormous cavern. Crystals on the ceiling and walls glowed with a brighter light so the entire area was revealed. A waterfall at one end created a small lake in the middle of the room. The water was luminescent; glowing with diffused light from the walls. Without hesitation, the Lord dove into the water and I followed.

The liquid seemed different than the water at the river in the Secret Place: it was colder and seemed lighter, or perhaps we were more buoyant here. I followed Jesus deep into the water, remembering that I could breathe in the water of Heaven.

Deep below the surface at the bottom, in a far corner, the Lord turned and handed me a green gem which resembled an emerald. It was the size of my fist. (Green is healing and provision). I gladly accepted this great treasure. Next He began pointing out other treasures in this corner of the pool: coins (financial provision), rubies (wisdom), sapphires, (communion and revelation from God).

“What is all this?” I thought to Him.

The Lord’s words came clearly through to my mind, “This is the blessing from studying Revelation. At first, it seemed dark when you entered the cave, then there was just enough light to make your way forward. Now you are coming to the place where you must squeeze through, the narrow place before this cavern. Those who choose to look closely at their lives with the information (light) provided, will find their way through where these blessings await.”

It is time to go through the narrow way and see what God is saying about His church. The last scripture given before the churches are addressed reveal what will be spoken about:

The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven churches. (Revelation 1:20 AMPC)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Fate of the Word - Vials of Wrath in Revelation

Vials of Wrath Meeting

Many people don’t want to talk about the Book of Revelation. They ask, “How could a loving God pour out wrath upon people?” If you read the Old Testament, you will find out why.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness… (2 Timothy 3:16 AKJV)

Paul is instructing his new young leader about scripture found in the Old Testament. When we follow Paul’s advice, it is easy to see a decided trend in the stories of God’s people. Our Father would let them continue in sin for a certain period of time. Then, consequences would come - sometimes hundreds of years later. Several verses in the New Testament seem to contradict this aspect of God. Let’s look at one of those very closely:

Friday, May 22, 2020

3 Woes of Revelation


Keep reminding God's people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. (2 Timothy 2:14 NIV)

In this scripture Paul is instructing a young leader, Timothy. The items in Revelation that we have no absolute interpretation of should not cause petty disagreements. We should be able to look at the items we can definitely identify and agree to disagree about the rest. The last three trumpets are events we must be willing to disagree about for they most definitely could be metaphorical.

Three Woes


And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the middle of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13)

The next three trumpets are known as the “three woes” because of the severity of what happens when they are sounded. It is hard to believe that something could be worse than an earthquake that darkens the skies and meteorites hitting the earth, but the final trumpets will be more fierce than what has come before.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Wormwood and Revelation Trumpets 1-4

Wormwood and the Revelation Trumpets 1-4


Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3 AKJV)

The Apostle John was confined to an island by the leaders of his time. He wrote the Book of Revelation during his confinement. It begins with a blessing for those who hear and “keep” the things written within this book. The Greek word tereo  translated “keep” means to “attend to carefully.” That is what we are doing here today.

But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the seventh angel is about to be sounded, then God’s mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants the prophets, should be fulfilled (accomplished, completed). (Revelation 10:7 AMPC)

The Greek word for mystery is mysterion and it means “a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding.” Only in His time, by His spirit can we understand them.  It isn’t necessary or even possible to understand all of what is written in Revelation, until God reveals it or possibly while it is happening.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Revelation: Seals


Revelation Seals Live meeting

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15)

We were told by our Lord that we should look for and recognize this event as being close to persecution and His return to rule and reign. Discussing the events surrounding the return of our Lord should invigorate the body of Christ. After all, we are all expectantly waiting for this time. Unfortunately, instead of uniting us as a body working for the Kingdom of Heaven, it often creates division and strife.

As we continue looking into the Book of Revelation, please remember that what we choose to believe concerning the return of the Lord doesn’t affect our salvation. We are all brothers and sisters, adopted into the family of God. If what you believe doesn’t line up with what I believe, that is okay. We can agree to disagree and celebrate the fact that one day, we will all know the truth!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Microsoft Patent, 666, and the Tribulation Timeline

Agape Live Meeting

Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score (60) and six. (Revelation 13:18)
Because God created man on the sixth day, metaphorically speaking, the number six represents man. A score is 20 years. We are told to watch for the number 666 which is a sign of the beast which is described in the rest of the chapter.

Microsoft has received a patent number: WO2020060606. Let’s break down that number:

WO-2020-060606

  • WO - refers to the fact that the patent is  worldwide 
  • 2020 - the year the patent was established
  • 060606 - zero means, literally, nothing. 06 is actually the number six. three of them make the  number 666 which is the number of the beast - the Antichrist according to Revelation 13

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Passover, Jesus and God's Timeline

It is well known that the Jewish feast of Passover is a foreshadow of Jesus and the sacrifice of the cross. It is a feast they were told to celebrate for all time. Here is a quick review of how Passover represents what Jesus would do.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Bunnies in Heaven: What is Heaven Like?

At the salon, when the stylist was blow-drying my hair, the Holy Spirit nudged me to practice visiting the Secret Place amid distractions. Closing my eyes, a few lines to a worship song appeared. It was easy to focus on the Lord with love in my heart. Within seconds, I saw us dancing in the gazebo in the Secret Place designed for me by God.

It was challenging to remain focused as my hair was combed and moved about. When I was distracted, the images would become blurry. The Lord led me over to the bench and as we sat together, a dozen or so fuzzy images bounced and gathered around my feet. They reminded me of the little “imp-like” demons I had seen in the past.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Protection from the CoronaVirus (Covid-19)

Protection Video

Recently, the local news announced that although the CoronaVirus (Covid-19) was not yet in my city or even my state, it wasn’t a matter of if, but when this deadly disease would appear. The long incubation period with no symptoms, along with the contagious nature of this flu, enables it to spread despite the in-home quarantine measures imposed.
What would you do to keep from catching this disease? 
There is a way to stop this virus from spreading to you and your loved ones. During a time of worship the Lord brought me into a face-to-face visit with Him. The situation with the virus was heavy upon my heart. I asked Him, “What can we do about the CoronaVirus?”

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Joy and the Secret Place: What Heaven is Like

Live Joy Meeting

On Sunday, I spent some time focusing on the Lord in Worship. This often opens up a visit with Him in the Secret Place. When I closed my eyes, a disturbing vision played out in my mind:

I was standing a few feet away from the Lord, watching an image of myself laughing exuberantly. The scene reminded me of the times I had seen “holy laughter.”

“What is this?” I asked the Lord as the image of me kept laughing, “Why am I laughing? I don’t feel like doing that right now.” Usually what I feel inside plays out in the visions in the Secret Place, but this vision didn’t seem to match what I felt at that moment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Your Abilities in Heaven

Your Abilities in Heaven

While writing this article centered around a visit to the Secret Place, the Lord led to me 1 Corinthians 15 where Paul speaks about this life and the next to demonstrate why He was revealing our abilities in Heaven. The apostle begins in verses 37-40 with a metaphor about seeds which must die to receive their full glory, relaying it to our existence in this way:
  • It is sown in corruption -  it is raised in incorruption 
  • It is sown in dishonor -  it is raised in glory
  • It is sown in weakness - it is raised in power 
(1 Corinthians 15:42-43)

The definition of the two topics stated as “it”  are seen in verse 44:
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.