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Day 34 of "40 Days for 40 Years" 6 Days to Go
by John Mark Pool
A Prophetic Word to the Nation given to me by the Lord this day, June 28, 2007
The Spirit of the Lord says, "Apostles and Prophets will now be the witnesses that Bring Sight to the Blind!" YES, Spiritually and Physically! You will now begin to see a mighty increase of physical eyes miraculously healed to seal the voice of God saying, "Open My Nation's Eyes Spiritually!"
SPIRITUAL CATARACTS ARE COMING OFF GOD'S CHURCH! NOW!
America, get ready for your eyes to observe some of the most amazing signs, wonders, and miracles that have ever been seen! God is opening our eyes to see that there are more of us than of them! Amen!
The Apostles and Prophets are joining properly now in this new season of the Shift, that has a new mandate: Open their Eyes!
JESUS DECLARED IT FIRST BY GOD'S ORDERS!
JESUS was the perfect apostle and prophet here:
"And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD." (Luke 4:17-19 NASB, Emphasis added).
"To open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God's people, who are set apart by faith in Me.'" (Acts 26:18 NLT, Emphasis added).
JULY 7, 2007-THE CALL!
THE EYES OF HIS CHURCH AND THIS NATION WILL BE OPENED BY GOD THROUGH OUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS "CALL."
THE CALL IS A SYMBOLIC PLACING OF MUD BY JESUS IN OUR SPIRITUALLY BLINDED EYES (John 9:6-7):
"Then He spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and smoothed the mud over the blind man's eyes. He told him, 'Go and wash in the pool of Siloam" (Siloam means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came back seeing!'"
ONCE THIS HAS HAPPENED, MANY WILL BEGIN TO SEE IN THE SPIRIT CLEAR DIRECTIONS TO BE HIS MESSENGERS TO OPEN THE BLIND EYES AND SET THE CAPTIVE FREE!
IN THE EYES OF THIS NATION, NO ONE CAN DENY THAT JESUS IS LIFTED UP BEFORE THE EYES OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD! THIS IS HISTORY JUST AS MUCH AS A SAUL-TO-PAUL CONVERSION! THIS IS AN ENTIRE NEW CHAPTER IN CHRISTIANITY! THIS IS NO SMALL MEETING, NO MATTER WHERE YOU MAY BE! YOU MUST, YOU LITERALLY MUST STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND UNITE WITH THE CALL OF GOD TO REMOVE THE BLINDNESS OF THIS NATION! THIS IS A MANDATE FROM GOD, NOT A PLAN OF MAN! IT IS SPIRITUAL EYE SURGERY TO REMOVE THE CATARACTS OF HIS CHURCH TO THEN OPEN THE EYES OF THIS NATION FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND!
THE CALL IS OPENING THE EYES OF THIS NATION!
WASH IN THE POOL OF SILOAM-WHICH MEANS SENT!
"Apostello" is the Greek for Apostle. This word, when translated, means "set apart and sent one." This is the time when our nation has shifted into a new move that will be led by God's Apostles!
Jesus is now speaking to us, as the Church and the fivefold ministry leadership, to allow Him to do something we may not like--just as He performed a miracle by rubbing mud made from His saliva on the eyes of a man who was born blind in John 9:1-12. Note that Jesus' disciples asked what sin had been committed for him to be born this way. Jesus answered (in verses 3-4):
"It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work."
CHURCH, HERE'S MUD IN YOUR EYE!
The Apostles will now lead us as a blind nation to go to the waters of Siloam to wash away the blindness of self-indulgence to receive the new eyesight of THE SENT ONES! Wash the apostles' mud out of your blind eyes and receive your sight!
SHIFT HAPPENED-FROM US TO THEM! Apostles and Prophets: Be reassured from Jesus as He sent this to John the Baptist, so He is now saying this to us:
"And Jesus answered and said to them, 'Go and report to John what you hear and see: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.'" (Matthew 11:4-6 NASB, Emphasis added).
America is about to have Eye Surgery from the Chief Surgeon at the skilled hand of the Holy Spirit!
Without the Lord drawing a person, no one can come to Jesus. We were ordained in His master plan before the foundations of the world. Our will is the only part that can stop our accepting God's assignment. That is called "spiritual blindness."
"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you" (John 15:16).
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV, Emphasis added).
Paul is making his declaration of what God has done to make him a new spokesman for Jesus Christ, the one whom the Jews had crucified—even assisted largely by Paul's (then Saul) own handiwork. No doubt Paul could constantly reflect upon his phenomenal conversion that caused his eyes to be clearly opened and thus transformed his life 180 degrees of being a soldier of the enemy into a soldier for the Cross of Calvary! He had to first have his eyes opened in order to be a messenger that would open the blind eyes of both Jews and Gentiles everywhere.
"And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. "But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:22-24, NASB, Emphasis added).
SPIRITUAL CATARACTS ARE BEING REMOVED!
God is about to perform Holy Spirit Laser surgery to remove America's Spiritual Glaucoma! We are about to have eyes opened clearly for His Kingdom!
Saul had to be apprehended and then literally led by the Lord to where he would miraculously have his physical and spiritual eyes opened to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His eyes were dramatically opened, simultaneously with the irreproachable witness of Ananias, and Saul was undeniably converted by the plans of the Lord. Paul's greatest decision, once his eyes were opened, was to become the messenger of Jesus to all the known world of his day. We must now have our eyes cleansed to do the same! Being led of the Spirit will again become an Apostolic way to evangelize the world.
Being led by the Holy Spirit is ESSENTIAL for Apostles! From my days of youth in the fundamentally Spirit-filled Church, we had a term called "led by the Holy Spirit." We hear and witness many contradictions to returning to the Apostle's way of life compared to the directions many teach us today! This Gospel cost our pioneers of this faith. How much will it cost us? Everything! How long do we plan on contending for the Gospel? Forever! My readers and fellow ministry associates tell of hundreds of testimonies of miracles that broke out, as they took a great leap of faith and did what they discerned the Holy Spirit was speaking to them rather than the plans that were already in motion. Oh, plans are very important, but we must remember the ultimate Planner and Calendar Creator is the Living God acting in us through the power of the Holy Spirit. If we obey, it could be the move that makes the difference in saving a city or an entire nation!
Observe the anointed words of His prophets, aligned in this New Shift, in order to be correctly joined with the company of apostles which gives prophetic eye-opening messages from God:
"Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha" (2 Kings 6:17 NASB, Emphasis added).
THE PROPHETS ARE NOW DECREEING THE WORD OF GOD TO OPEN THE EYES AND TO ALLOW THE CHURCH TO AGAIN SEE THAT WE MUST BE LED BY HIS SPIRIT!
Zechariah 4:6 says, "'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts."
The plans of man are gone--flesh and blood will not reveal God's Church to further His Kingdom today!
"And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in Heaven" (Matthew 16:17).
King David prayed unto the Lord in Psalm 119:18--
"Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in Your law."
The Spirit guides a Christian that hears and obeys, even in desperate danger. The Spirit was given to Paul at his conversion, called him to be a missionary, and guided him at various times on his journeys (Acts 6:1-6; 13:1-4; 16:6-10.) The Spirit led Paul to leave the churches he had planted for the last time and go to Jerusalem. The Spirit prepared Paul to suffer there for his faith. The Holy Spirit always guides Christians to bear witness concerning Christ. In some cases, He guides us to do this even though we will be persecuted. Remaining alive is not the Christian's goal. For us, it is accomplishing the Spirit's mission.
Help us, dear Lord, to return to the desperate passion as Paul lived by example, how we must first have our eyes opened in order to be God's messenger by the leading of the Holy Spirit to Open Their Eyes!
John Mark Pool
Word to the World Ministries