Saturday, June 07, 2008

Jim Wies: "Revival Chronicles: Chasing Mantles and Receiving Anointings"

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Intro by Patricia King

Jim Wies is an Extreme Prophetic Webpastor and Itinerant Minister. He is a teacher and is very prophetic. He actively ministered in the Toronto Outpouring and engaged in the Pensacola Revival. He now writes an exciting prophetic overview of the progression of the Spirit unto the current revival in Lakeland.

You will enjoy the Chronicles...I have.

Patricia King
Extreme Prophetic Ministries

The Impartable Anointing

Awesome things are happening in these days of visitation. Revival fire has ignited in Lakeland, Florida, and has exploded into multiple thousands of people gathering each night in stadiums and arenas receiving healings, miracles and fresh fire from Heaven. Many from all over the world are being ignited with a fresh anointing of grace and taking the revival fire back to their homes and churches.

Much has been said about the "contagious" and "impartable" nature of the revival fire breaking out in Florida and other places, making these truly exciting times to be alive. Since there are some valuable lessons we can learn from some of the recent predecessors of this current outpouring, that will help us rightly respond to these current events, I pulled together what I am calling "chronicles of revival" from events I personally experienced and first person accounts I have heard from some of the primary people involved with the progression of revival over the last 20 years.

But long before there was the "Toronto Blessing" or the "Brownsville Revival" we see a story that exemplifies the reality of chasing mantles and catching anointings right from the Scriptures. The story is from 2 Kings 2:1-2; 9-15 and is about Elijah and Elisha:

"And it came to pass, when the LORD was about to take up Elijah into Heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. Then Elijah said to Elisha, 'Stay here, please, for the LORD has sent me on to Bethel.' But Elisha said, 'As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!' So they went down to Bethel...

"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. Now when the sons of the prophets who were from Jericho saw him, they said, 'The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha.' And they came to meet him, and bowed to the ground before him."

The lesson is obvious: Elisha pressed in and received not just the same anointing Elijah carried, but in fact, a double portion of the anointing his mentor had.

The History Behind Current Lakeland, Florida, Outpourings

The story of this current outpouring can actually be traced back 20 years ago to an obscure Bible College teacher in South Africa who felt called of God to surrender his life to become a missionary to America. His name was Rodney Howard-Browne.

He arrived in the USA in 1988 and started traveling as an evangelist preaching the Gospel. One of the earmarks of his life and his message was a deep and unquenchable hunger for God and the power of His Spirit. By the early 90's he began to experience an unusual level of anointing on his ministry and people began to receive powerful touches of refreshing and joy in his meetings, as well as healings and other miracles.

By 1993, he was gaining attention by what God was doing in his meetings; and in a series of meetings he held in Lakeland, Florida, there was such a powerful move that he went into extended meetings where thousands of people began to come and receive a fresh touch from God.

The Buzz in 1993 Concerning Lakeland Revival Meetings

During that time, I was pastoring a church in the Florida Panhandle, and I remember all the buzz about the meetings. A number of people I knew flew in from across the USA to Florida to receive a fresh empowerment from Heaven. I also remember, to my chagrin, the thoughts that passed through my mind at the time, about how I had God in my life, and I had an anointing on what I was doing, and I certainly did not need to travel anywhere to chase after "more of God." (I was soon to radically change my mind on those issues.)

Not everyone held my opinion on the matter, and during those days in 1993, there was a certain burned-out Vineyard pastor in St. Louis, Missouri, who had, himself, seen seasons of visitation and healing in his past; he was so hungry to experience it again, that he chased Rodney Howard-Browne down and attended some meetings he was holding in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That man was Randy Clark. By his own admission, he tells about how he got into the prayer line for "impartation" five times in one night just because he was so hungry for more of God and His power in his life.

Randy left those meetings changed forever. He was healed of a nervous condition that had been plaguing him for a while, but more significantly, when he got home he discovered a whole new level of grace and anointing in his ministry. Randy has gone on since then to build an international, apostolic ministry that is touching nations with healing and impartation of revival fire.

Not long after that, another hungry Vineyard pastor named John Arnott heard of what had happened in Randy's life and invited him to come and do four nights of meetings at his church in Toronto, Canada, in the cold and snowy January of 1994. What happened next certainly changed my mind about the impartation and transferability of anointings and mantles. But way beyond that, it has had major impact on the Church worldwide. The impact felt from the visitation of God that occurred at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship is with us to this day, and there is much we can learn from it.

Hungry for MORE!

"O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips." Psalm 63:1-5

God will accommodate the hungry with revival. Not long after Randy Clark received a fresh impartation at Rodney Howard-Browne's meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, another hungry Vineyard pastor named John Arnott invited him to his church in Toronto, Canada. When the meetings began on a cold Thursday night in January, there were about 120 people in attendance. But God showed up in a powerful way, and what was intended to be four nights of meetings quickly blossomed into extended meetings.

John convinced Randy to stay on to help, and the meetings grew in intensity and in numbers. It seemed like overnight word got around that there was an unusual visitation of God, and the hungry began to come from throughout the USA and Canada--then came the nations. Nightly meetings extended week after week, then month after month. The hungry kept coming, catching the fire, and taking it back with them to their homes and churches in nations all over the world. At one point, they said there were over 6,000 churches experiencing the outpouring in just England alone.

My first knowledge of the outpouring came in the Spring of that year (1994) when a friend named Steve Witt, who himself was a Vineyard pastor in eastern Canada, began to tell me stories of how he took a team from his church to the Toronto meetings. And when they got back to his church in New Brunswick, his church caught ablaze and was experiencing the same powerful visitation from God, with the accompanying signs and wonders.

Suddenly I got hungry. We immediately set up a series of meetings for Steve and his team to come to our rural church in the Florida Panhandle. They came, and sure enough, the same thing happened in our congregation. And my hunger became insatiable. I wanted MORE! So off I went with numerous visits over the next six months to Toronto, to Rodney Howard-Browne meetings, to Randy Clark conferences, etc., as did thousands and thousands of people over the next several years. Our small, rural church of 120 people caught the fire as well. We doubled in size over the next three years (but that is a different story).

The Toronto meetings grew from hundreds to thousands, and the fire spread. Healings and miracles were taking place, and people continued to be powerfully touched by the love of God and His presence. This truly was an impartable and contagious anointing. Smaller versions of the same outpouring began to occur in churches all over the world. One such place was an Anglican church in England called Holy Trinity--Brompton.

There was another church in the sleepy, gulf coast town of Pensacola, Florida, who had not heard of the Toronto outpouring at this point. But they were hungry for revival to such a degree that they had set Sunday nights aside for a solid two years just to pray for revival. After two full years of praying for revival at the Brownsville Assembly of God, some of the core staff heard about and decided to go check out the Toronto meetings, and they took a trip up in the Spring of 1995. They came home more hungry than ever for revival fire. Part of the group was the pastor's wife, Brenda Kilpatrick, and worship leader Lindell Cooley.

While that was going on, a friend of Brownsville pastor John Kilpatrick, who was a traveling evangelist named Steve Hill with the Assemblies of God denomination, had heard of what was happening at Holy Trinity Church in England. In one of his trips abroad he stopped into the church and talked to the vicar there, named Sandy Miller, and received prayer and a fresh impartation of fire for himself and his ministry.

In one of those divinely orchestrated events, it turned out that the Brownsville Pastor, John Kilpatrick, decided to invite evangelist Steve Hill to preach at his church on Father's Day Sunday in the Summer of 1995. It was like a match hitting gasoline. They exploded into nightly meetings, and suddenly this large, respectable Assembly of God church in Pensacola, Florida, became another hot spot for revival, as God poured out another powerful demonstration of His power and presence in that place.

Revival Phenomena

"Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles." Acts 2:43

Through the mid to late 90's there were revival "hotspots" burning all over the world, the most prominent of which was the "Toronto Blessing" and the "Brownsville Revival" in Pensacola, Florida. People were being saved, healed, delivered, encouraged, strengthened and refreshed. But it was not without controversy. Many signs and wonders were happening, and that alone received lots of attention. Much of the controversy centered on the signs and wonders "phenomena."

Common to many of these meetings, were people roaring and groaning, falling and shaking, and people wondered. One friend of mine astutely commented, "Of course, a sign is designed to make you wonder." Hmm...a common bush in the desert would not have captured Moses' attention. But a bush that was on fire but not consumed, made him wonder and caused him to turn aside to see what it was. So is the effect of the unusual signs of revival.

A "sign" is an abnormal, unusual attention-getter, designed to point to something. Where I lived for a while in Northwest Florida, there were lots and lots of trees. In fact, I lived in the midst of miles and miles of pine forests. If I were to tell someone to drive down the road for a few miles until they saw the pine tree on the left and turn there, they would most certainly become lost, since there are hundreds of pines, all looking pretty much the same. If, on the other hand, I said, "Look for the pine tree that has been sawed into planks, nailed together, painted white, and has an arrow on it pointing left" (i.e. a sign), it would be much easier to find the destination the sign points to.

The fact is, a sign is simply that--an unusual "something" that gets our attention. A sign is of necessity an unusual, abnormal phenomenon, otherwise it would not serve its purpose. The validity of the sign is found in not what the sign is, but what the sign points to. The sign phenomena itself cannot be the solo criteria by which we judge whether it is divine or counterfeit. A sign is meant to point to something--WHAT it points to makes all the difference.

The Sign Should Point to Jesus

And that leads to another principle. The sign is not the destination, but points us to the destination. Which, in all cases, should be Jesus. THAT is the criteria by which to judge. The accuracy of a word, validity of a sign or anything else is not measured by whether it is an authentic or supernatural miracle, but rather, if it glorifies Jesus. In the meetings being described, is the name of Jesus being lifted up? Is the Gospel being preached? Are people being provoked to deeper devotion to Jesus? Are they recovering their first love for the Lord? These are the real criteria.

In Rodney Howard-Browne's meetings there was overwhelming joy and laughter. In Toronto, people shook and fell, or broke into what some called "exotic prophetic manifestations." Similar things happened at Brownsville. And people wondered.

But this kind of phenomena is not new to revival. One reporter observed about the famous Cane Ridge Revival in the 1800's that the scene looked more like a battlefield than an outdoor meeting--with people strewn all over the countryside and laid out under the power of God's presence. But history tells us that the Cane Ridge Revival had a significant and positive effect on the morality of the nation.

The Fruit Speaks for Itself

Of course, throughout Scripture there were occasions where the powerful presence of God caused people to fall under the presence of His glory. One clear example is in 2 Chronicles 5:13-14:

" unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying, 'He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,' then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God." (See also Genesis 17:17; 2 Chronicles 7:1-2; Numbers 22:31; Daniel 8:17,18; Acts 9:3-6.)

So the fruit speaks for itself. I knew a teenage girl whose mother attended our local church. She visited the Brownsville Revival one night, more out of curiosity than anything else. While there, she received prayer, fell down, then levitated about six inches off the floor while she was being delivered from demons. Needless to say, she was changed forever. And so was about half our youth group who was there and saw it.

John Arnott, the pastor at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, gave an interesting response when challenged about the shaking and quaking that often happened to people who received prayer in their meetings. Someone asked, "What if it is a demon?" To which he replied, "Even if it was a demon, the more important question is whether the demon was coming or leaving." It is in the overwhelmingly convincing results of the encounters people experienced in these meetings, that the answer was found. They consistently left more in love with Jesus, more passionate for God, more refreshed, encouraged and empowered for ministry. As John also commented, "Why would the devil want to do that?"

One such case was a certain tired, sick and discouraged woman who had been on the mission field in Africa for many years with little fruit. She went to the meetings in Toronto, was prayed for by Randy Clark, and fell down in a pile on the floor. She was so overwhelmed by the power and presence of God that she could hardly talk and was unable to walk for a week, or even get to and from the meetings without help.

After her week of power encounter, Heidi Baker returned to the mission field with a fresh empowerment from the Holy Spirit--and since then she and her husband Roland have set Africa on fire, planting somewhere close to 10,000 churches. They have seen many significant healings and miracles, including a number of resurrections from the dead, multiplications of food, and other notable miracles.

Another minister who was powerfully touched by the Toronto Revival was a woman who already had an effective ministry in Western Canada during that time. As a prophetic visionary and effective author and teacher, she took what she received and began to train people to experience their own ongoing personal revival through her "Glory Schools" and other seminars and materials. Her name was Patricia King.

Catching the Fire and Giving it Away

The revival at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship had some distinctive aspects to it. One of the significant aspects of what happened there (in this writer's opinion), was that it was not so much "personality based" as it was "presence of God" based. The amazing feature of this outpouring of the Holy Spirit was that the power and presence of God was there night after night, regardless of who was speaking, who was leading worship and what else was happening. The "felt" love of God and intimacy with Him were the biggest features, although there were plenty of salvations, healings, prophetic ministry, excellent teaching and so on.

Many people acknowledge the Toronto Outpouring as a significant benchmark of revival for this generation. Through the wise apostolic leadership of John Arnott, the revival that happened there was stewarded and administrated in such a way that there has been an establishment of ongoing fruit. Many current ministries also trace their release into new levels of effectiveness to the fresh anointing they received from the Toronto Revival. One of those ministries was that of Patricia King.

Patricia became a "carrier" of the "renewal anointing" and took it back to her spheres of ministry in western Canada. It was there, during the late 90's, that she was in a meeting where she prophetically identified and called out a young man named Todd Bentley to launch out into an evangelistic ministry, and prophetically "commissioned" him into a ministry of signs, wonders and miracles.

Todd grabbed the mantle and ran with it. The next ten years saw growth in his effectiveness as an evangelist and healing minister, but also some grueling dealings with God, as God prepared the vessel--as He so adequately and lovingly does.

It was 10 years later, in the beginning of 2008 (February 20-23), that Patricia King invited Todd to be a keynote speaker at an "Extreme Prophetic" conference she held in Phoenix, Arizona, called "Raising the Dead." That conference turned out to be a significant milestone in the ongoing chronicles of revival. A man named Denny Cline, Pastor of the Vineyard Church in Albany, Oregon, who had been a friend to Todd and had hosted meetings with Todd in the past, came to the conference on a prophetic mission. He came with the sole agenda of proclaiming to Todd that there were new angelic hosts being assigned to Todd and his ministry to assist in a new wave of healing and revival fire.

A Dawning of a New Day

It was on one of the last nights of that conference that a prolonged and holy silence settled in upon the meeting at the end of a time of worship. After a long pause, a prophetic word came forth over the meeting, declaring the following: "For those in this place who sense that you have crossed over a new threshold, the Lord declares,

'Surely you HAVE crossed over a new threshold and have, as it were, turned the corner into a new day, says the Lord. For surely this is a new day, not only for you, but also for the entire Body of Christ. And even as there have been times in which historians looked back and said, "That was the dawning of a new day for the Church," even so, those with spiritual perception will look back upon these meetings and this time as the time when a new day dawned and a new level of breakthrough occurred for the Body of Christ.'"

A few short weeks later, Todd began what was supposed to be a short series of meetings in Lakeland, Florida. They began with about 700 in attendance, but God poured out a glorious gusher of His glory and healing power, and the crowds quickly swelled into thousands. Many signs and wonders and dramatic miracles are taking place.

As of the time of this writing, there have been 12 reports of RESURRECTIONS FROM THE DEAD. Many are heralding this as the often-prophesied and long-awaited beginning of an end time harvest that will spread to arenas and stadiums all over the world.

Once again, there is a tangible and transferable anointing of power and glory that is spreading to revival hotspots all over the world. And with the Divine providence of a prophetically sensitive satellite TV station--GOD TV, founded by Wendy and Rory Alec--broadcasting the meetings over much of the world, along with the advance of internet technology, there is a rapid spread of the knowledge of this outpouring that has resulted in thousands of saints and leaders converging from all over the world to catch the fire and then take it back and give it away.

As exciting as it is that there is a portal of open heavens occurring in Lakeland, Florida, even more exciting is the fact that it is contagious and transferable and available wherever hungry believers are crying out for more of God's revelation, power and presence. These are truly wondrous days of glory and grace.

Jim Wies, Itinerant Minister and Web Pastor
Extreme Prophetic Ministries


Lakeland Outpouring Coming to Your City?

Courtesy of Christian World News (CWN)

By Paul Strand
CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent
June 6, 2008 - HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Ten weeks in, daily and nightly revival services still continue in Lakeland, Florida.

They've been marked by thousands of healings, both there and across the world where people have been watching the services via God-TV or the Internet.

But many Christians have wondered, where does this revival go from here?

The End of Spectator Christianity

More from Patricia King

More from Todd Bentley

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Stephen Strader

Lakeland Revival Miracle
Healings Continue

Lakeland Revival
Going Strong

Healing Revival Reported
in Lakeland, Florida

Miracle Healings in
'The Florida Outpouring

In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania CBN News tracked down two of the most prominent figures who've been among the dozens of charismatic movement leaders visiting the Lakeland Outpouring in Florida and giving it their blessing.

CBN News caught up with Patricia King of Extreme Prophetic ministries just after arrived from a visit to Lakeland.

What's happening there, she said, "is for the whole Body of Christ."

King believes the anointing to get out of the pews and heal others is available to anyone who comes to Lakeland or watches the revival on TV or the Internet.

She said, "I hope it's the end of spectator Christianity. I do believe it's for everyone."

When we saw her, King was getting ready to minister at the Voice of the Prophets conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, hosted by Randy Clark's Global Awakening ministries.

Clark is the evangelist who the Lord used to help kick off the Toronto Blessing in 1994 and he is giving a very public endorsement to what's begun in Lakeland.

Clark put out a letter to the Christian world, saying that what he's seen in Lakeland "convinces me that the season has come for another Healing Revival."

Why's he taking such a public position?

"Generally speaking, the leaders of the last revival always persecute the next one," Clark told CBN News.

He wanted to decisively break that horrible pattern.

"I felt it was very important that those of us who were leaders gave our blessing," he said.

North America's Time Has Come

For years, Clark has been sending out huge teams overseas who have taken part in the kind of divine visitation for healing he's desperately wanted in North America.

Now he's writing in that public letter "I believe the time of such a visitation has come."

He said, "The unique thing for me with this is what we've been seeing overseas we're seeing here now."

Todd Bentley, the most prominent figure God's been using in Lakeland, is ecstatic about that.

When the outpouring started, Bentley called King.

"He said, 'Patricia, the sick are being healed and it's right here in North America; it's happening right here in North America!" she recalled

King believes the Lord has told her Christians need to see how they fit in.

She said, "It's for a purpose…not just to sit in a revival night after night. It's so that you can take it back to where you're from and in your sphere of influence and just let it blaze.

"And we've been hearing testimonies of people who've even watched it on the media where it's breaking out in their regions, their churches, their nations," she added.

Clark told us, "I definitely do believe that around the world that this is already happening and I just want to get to be in on it myself."

Not only does Clark believe this revival is going to spread across the nation, but also that it's going to be big.

He says he's received several prophecies to 'get ready for the stadiums.' In other words, it's going to be so big in a city, the only place that can hold all the people coming would be a stadium."

Of these prophecies, Clark said, "I actually met three people of different races on different continents who gave me the exact same vision."

Clark feels the Lord told him of several North American cities that will soon see these stadium-size revival services break out.

It's his vision now to train up a thousand saints to minister healings in every one of those cities. That's because, as Clark wrote, "God's going to anoint 'believing believers' to take part in this new move of the Lord."

And Clark believes a hallmark in the cities God will target is that, "There'll be some people crying out 'God, we're desperate for you to come visit.'"

King added, "From Lakeland it's going to start hitting cities where there are hungry people that'll gather together in the name of Jesus and wait on Him and just release their faith to do the stuff. It's not going to be contained in one place. It's going to spread. It's going to move. It'll go from city to city."

Not Your Typical Evangelist

Clark also believes God's going to amaze "unbelieving believers" who've been taught God doesn't even do healing anymore in these days.

But one of his main concerns right now is how some fellow Christians are making harsh judgments against Bentley and the Lakeland outpouring itself.

Bentley is covered with wild, colorful tattoos and sports metal on his face. He screams out "Bam!" as he lays hands on people, many of whom immediately fall to the floor, "slain in the Spirit."

Of the revival, Clark said he's worried, "Some people are judging it because Todd doesn't look like your typical evangelist."

But Clark pointed out, "The reality is people are getting healed - and a lot of them. And the Gospel is being preached."

He begs fellow believers "Don't miss the anointing!"

Letter from Randy Clark

Extreme Prophetic with Patricia King

Global Awakening

Ignited Church

Fresh Fire Ministries

God TV

Friday, June 06, 2008

Elim's position on the Lakeland Outpouring

I have written the following article to address Elim's position on the Lakeland Outpouring

Lakeland Outpouring

By Dr. Ronald V. Burgio

Since April of this year, thousands have attended meetings in Lakeland, Florida. Could this be the major move of God we’ve all been praying for? I have watched the services on God TV and attended in May with my son, Jonathan. I was amazed at the strong presence of the Lord and of the supernatural atmosphere that was in the meeting. People were being saved, healed and delivered by the dozens. A number of our own credential holders and leaders have attended and many respected leaders are supportive, including John Kilpatrick, Lou Engle, Che Ahn, Steve Hill, John Arnott, Rick Joyner, etc.

The outpouring is one of the Word and the Spirit. “… my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”

1 Corinthians 2:4-5NASU

God is doing something fresh in the earth. This is not like the revivals that we have experienced before. Because of God TV and the internet, the entire world is hearing and seeing the great things that are happening.

From the rising of the sun to its going down The LORD's name is to be praised.

Psalms 113:3 NKJV

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 NKJV

Ken Sumrall wrote in a recent article: “Jesus told us to ‘be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.’ Therefore let us not be gullible, but we should be careful not to speak harm on the meetings…

Many misjudged the charismatic revival in the 60’s because fakes were involved. But the move turned the tide from riots in the streets to revival, and hippies in rebellion against all authority became THE JESUS PEOPLE. During that time over 25 million people were converted and filled with the Holy Spirit from every walk of life and from every denomination.

Some ministers are warning against those who give weird reports of seeing angels in the meetings. If we think the Lakeland reports of angels are weird, what should we think about Isaiah’s experience with angels in Isaiah 6 and Ezekiel’s weird experiences with angels in Ezekiel 10 and other chapters? Supernatural activities of angels are recorded in the book of Acts over 20 times. So I believe some testimonies in Lakeland are genuine and some are probably fake. Some of the acts of ministers in the 60’s were real and some we discovered were fake. With every genuine move of God come the flakes and the satanic. Paul tells us in 1 Thess 5:19-22 ‘Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.’ Billy Graham said at the beginning of the charismatic renewal in 1963: ‘Something is happening and I believe it is God.’ He could have said: ‘Most of it is of God.’”

We are wise not to fight this revival. Let’s let it unfold. Revivals evolve. They develop, refine and purify or they become clearly misguided. If you pull out the tares before harvest time you can end up destroying both the wheat and the tares. You need to wait until the wheat and tares identify themselves by maturing then you can separate them. I don’t think we have reached that point yet in this move.

As Elim Fellowship credential holders we should be open to this outpouring, even embrace it, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be discerning. We may not agree with everything said and done, but as men and women of God, pursuing and participating in any fresh emphasis of the Holy Spirit, let us take what we feel is Biblical and compatible with our beliefs and leave the rest to Lakeland and to God.

I pray for Todd Bentley and encourage you to do the same. We need to ask God to safeguard this revival and to protect His servant from the many attacks and temptations that come to anyone who does anything for God.

My son and I received a definite impartation when we went to Lakeland. We’ve seen a marked increase of healings in our church and wherever we have gone to preach. You can check out some of the testimonies on our church website at

Paul Keith Davis: "The Bride's End-Time Harvest Anointing

Courtesy of the


Paul Keith and Wanda DavisGreetings friends,

I trust this finds you encouraged and mobilized into divine purposes. We are certainly encouraged by the things we are seeing take place throughout the Church and our nation. Clearly, prophetic words are being fulfilled and God's plan is moving forward at an escalated pace.

We hosted two conferences recently that we felt were strategic for this season. The first in March we co-hosted with MorningStar Ministries called Honoring the Fathers Conference. This was an amazing time of inspiration and impartation. It was built around a revelation Rick Joyner received stating if we would honor the fathers of the Latter Rain revival we would see revival within six months.

The Spirit of Revival Released in Lakeland

Two weeks after the conference the spirit of revival was released in Lakeland. It is also now resident in Charlotte with MorningStar and we are also hearing reports of others experiencing some measure of revival in other places.

I would encourage everyone to get the messages from the conference and others that have been done to honor the fathers who have paved the way before us. There is key revelation and insight imparted in the prior generation essential for our destiny. It pleases the Lord for us to do this as it is part of our Biblical mandate.

In Hebrews 13:7-8 the Spirit tells us to ardently study, contemplate and scrutinize those that have gone before us and then imitate their faith because He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If we will meet the Lord on the same conditions of faith that our forefathers did, then He will do through us the same exploits that we read about in history.

WhiteDove Ministries also hosted our annual conference in Alabama entitled "Alabama Awaken." This was also an amazing time with Heidi Baker, Rick Joyner, Kent Mattox and Keith Miller along with other special guests. I have rarely seen such camaraderie and unity among leadership. The testimonies of healings, deliverances and divine encounters exceeded anything we have done previously.

We would likewise encourage anyone interested to obtain these messages as they were pivotal for this next expression of God's Spirit. The Cloud is moving and we must be mobilized to move with Him.

And we will be hosting another conference built around honoring the fathers in Tucson, AZ this June. There were tremendous events that occurred in the prior generation in this region that are pivotal and strategic for this next outpouring. William Branham and A. A. Allen had incredible things occur in this region. The Lord has given us a promise that we can tap into those wells of healing, deliverance and revival and release them into our day. If possible you may consider joining us for this important event.

Richest blessings of favor and grace,

Paul Keith and Wanda and the WhiteDove Team

The Bride's End-Time Harvest Anointing - Part 2 (to view Part 1 click here).

We are now entering a season of harvest and a time that will be known as the Bride's Revival. Church history has witnessed many expressions of outpouring and revival, but nothing like the days ahead when the Bride of Christ emerges in maturity and surrendered devotion to the Bridegroom.

Overall we are presently in the last days harvest, but it will come in multiple waves. The first harvest will be a harvest of harvesters, followed by a season of intense training and equipping. Following that, the greatest harvest of souls throughout the earth will transpire in the Bride's Revival.

Those individuals who have yielded to the preparation process will experience the transformation of their perceived wilderness into a flourishing garden with pools of spiritual water. For them, a season of breakthrough will be accomplished that makes them a spiritual habitation of God's presence and the Sevenfold Spirit of God.

In essence, there will be a deposit of the "spirit to overcome" delegated to Believers who have yielded their hearts and souls with unwavering desperation for the person of Jesus; that is what it means to be the Joshua generation. The Joshua commission is the anointing to "overcome." Heaven's empowerment will be granted to experience individual breakthrough. This grace will allow us to plant spiritual fields and vineyards that will produce bountiful harvests.

Opening Heaven's Armory

Jeremiah prophesied that:

"The LORD has opened His armory and has brought forth the weapons of His indignation, for it is a work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans." Jeremiah 50:25

Heaven's "storehouse" to which we are now given greater access is a prophetic portrayal of the divinely powerful weapons that have been provided for us through Christ's sufferings and more importantly His resurrection. It is resurrection life that He desires to delegate. In this spiritual armory are mantles of spiritual authority and power as well as great ministries of healing and creative miracles that will result in restored limbs and organs.

Days of divine visitation are clearly marked with the miraculous. The Latter Rain revival that was initiated in 1946 is remembered as one of the most significant expressions of God's miracle working power recorded in modern church history. Many historians say it was the greatest outpouring of power since the early church.

The last 120 years of spiritual activity has functioned in the order of Moses. Clearly, Moses was one of the greatest men of God who ever lived. His intimate friendship with the Lord set a standard we aspire to today. Even so, the totality of his original mandate was not fully achieved in his lifetime. The Lord put the Spirit that was rested on Moses onto Joshua, who then carried the people into the promise.

Moses brought the people out of Egypt under God's mighty hand of power through miracles, signs and wonders; but, that generation did not cross over into their destiny because of their "stiff-necked" condition. According to Deuteronomy 29:4, they did not possess the revelatory anointing essential to co-operate with God.

Their eyes and ears were not opened and their hearts were not devoted to the revelation of Heaven's plan. As a result, they were disqualified and a season of discipline ensued.

Nevertheless, the next generation under Joshua's leadership emerged with spiritual hunger and desperation that captured Heaven's attention and positioned them for their inheritance. That is the same model we have followed over the last century.

It is the Gift of God

The Bible clearly outlines that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights. God is Light and in Him there is no shifting shadow. Consequently, we are likewise called to be light in the midst of this dark generation.

It was by His own will that He gave us birth as "sons of the Kingdom" and the "Bride of Christ" by His Word of Truth; these two callings are two sides of the same coin. We are designated to be a form of first fruits of His creation and a representation of what the "sons of the Kingdom" are called and consecrated to be.

Through his epistle to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul admonishes us to conduct ourselves as children of light. He said,

"Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth, trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord." Ephesians 5:7-10

The surest evidence of the "children of Light" and the Bride of the Bridegroom will be the clear presence of the fruit of the Spirit. This place in God qualifies us for the supernatural endowments of the Seven Spirits of God and empowers us for the harvest.

God's righteousness will begin to reflect the Spirit's nature in our lives. The display of His character in us is ultimately pleasing to the Lord and the reflection of His Light that we must possess.

Marked by Heaven

The Biblical mark of the "sons of the Kingdom" and the "Bride of Christ" is highlighted in Matthew 13 saying,

"The One who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom....the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels." Matthew 13:37-39

If we are to function as the Bride of Christ and the "light" of the world, we will possess qualities consistent with the Bridegroom and children of Light by allowing Christ to be fully manifested in us. The identification, anointing and purpose of this company who overcomes are listed below.

Their Identification: The manifestation of the Fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-24:

1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self-Control

Their Anointing: The Seven Spirits of God - Isaiah 11:2

1. Spirit of the Lord
2. Spirit of Wisdom
3. Spirit of Understanding
4. Spirit of Counsel
5. Spirit of Might
6. Spirit of Knowledge
7. Spirit of Reverential Fear of the Lord

Their Purpose: To reveal the twelve names illustrating the divine character of God and His primary redemptive attributes manifested in the Person of Jesus:

1. Lord Our Shepherd
2. Lord Our Provider
3. Lord Our Righteousness
4. Lord Our Peace
5. Lord Our Healer
6. Lord Our Banner
7. Lord Who Sanctifies
8. Lord Of Hosts
9. Lord Most High
10. Lord Who Smites
11. Lord of Recompense
12. Lord is Present

Our Mandate

The prophet Ezekiel was taken to a valley of dry bones. He was not instructed to condemn them, but to prophesy life to them. He said,

"I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army. Then He said to me, 'Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, "Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off."

Therefore prophesy and say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people; and I will bring you into the land of Israel.'"

That is our hope and expectation. We desire to breathe life into dry bones and begin to see them take shape and form a troop of those who overcome.

Though the western church may look like a valley of dry bones, I believe the Lord sees her prophetically as an exceedingly great army. We are convinced our nation and the western church has an incredible destiny yet to be fulfilled as a leader among nations to introduce the Bride's Revival globally. When people are given a glimpse of their individual role in that destiny, it transforms them and sets them on the course to repentance and the impartation of the Christ-like nature.

They see the cause of God and are forever changed and have the joy of their salvation restored. We are seeing that happen now. Strongholds of hopelessness, despair, depression and other oppressive mind-sets will be overcome when God's "Zoe" life is breathed into this army and begins to function as the Bride of the Bridegroom.

Paul Keith and Wanda Davis
WhiteDove Ministries

Charles Carrin Speaks out about Todd Bentley and Lakeland Revival

Courtesy of

Todd Bentley and the
Lakeland, Florida Revival
Todd Bentley and I first met in 2005 when we were speakers at an international Conference at the Toronto Airport Fellowship in Canada. In spite of the tattoos and other remnants of his former life as a biker, drug-user, alcoholic, convict, etc., etc., I immediately knew Todd was a genuinely born-again, saved, anointed servant of God. Like the rest of us, he is still very much a man, is subject to human failure, and needs the counsel of others around him. Even so, I do not question that he is called of God, anointed by the Holy Spirit, and experiencing phenomenal words of knowledge and gifts of healing. I personally know people who experienced amazing healings at the Lakeland Revival. While Todd’s unorthodoxy and lack of theological training brings an enormous challenge to traditional Christianity, I believe it was to help us adapt to such situations that Paul wrote:
"God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:27-30.
I also remember God’s warning: "Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm!" I Chronicles 16:22. Amen!
Charles Carrin Ministries

Charles Carrin

Charles Carrin preaching at
Westminster Chapel, London

The Bells of Change are Ringing!

by Chuck Pierce

June 6, 2008

Our Early Morning Prayer this past Tuesday (June 3) was one you NEED to pray through. I want to encourage each of you to go to and watch the "On Demand" replay before next Tuesday morning, or read the abbreviated transcription that is on the website. That hour was an amazing time! Shortly after we began, the Lord said:

"Hear the bells this week! There's a sound of liberty coming from Heaven. There's a sound I'm bringing in. Every time you hear those bells of change, decree a new liberty is coming before you, and coming upon you, and that you will enter the fields of freedom." We shouted, "The gate to the fields of freedom is opening this week!" I then heard the Spirit of God say, "Don't try to change 'change'. Some of you are resisting the sound of change that's coming into you. Some of you are resisting the sound of change I'm bringing in, wanting to get things in order things before it is time for order. Just hear the announcement that I am making now and let change come in to the very depths of your being. Let change begin to redevelop what needs to be redeveloped. Don't try to stop the rearranging sound of change. The bells of change are ringing!

I am decreeing from heaven that I am shaking loose your change. Quit trying to shake the earth first. Enter in with Me and shake the heavens right now. I will clear up some things in your atmosphere. Decree that you are going up into a new place with the host of Heaven and shaking loose what needs to be shaken loose. The stairways are forming. I am taking you into the Throne Room and seating you in heavenly places. You will come back down into the earth realms with the sound of Heaven and connect the sound of Heaven into the earth realm. See the host of Heaven sounding as the heavens open up and sound over your situation. Hear the host say, 'We're bringing a sound that will jar loose that emotional strain you're in. We're bringing a sound that will jar loose the supply you need for right now. We're bringing a sound to jar loose and set the captives free.'

Wake up. There's a song within you, there's a sound you're going to hear. You say, 'I don't even sing; I'm not even in tune to the music.' But I say you'll hear a boom, a sonic boom; you'll hear a sound. I will even go in and visit hospitals and those in bed will hear new sounds this week. I'm sending a wake-up into My people. I am ringing the bells of change. This is a time when you must hear in your spirit what is calling you to wake up before it's too late.

The Lord then showed me a can of fruit preserves. I Heard the Spirit of God say, "I have harvested in the past and set preserves in place. Go in and get what I have preserved for you. Go in! Go in! If you will take the preserves, I will give you the new harvest. If you will bring me your vessel, I will pour the sound down from Heaven. For I am unlocking heavenly blessings that have been stored , waiting for a people who will hear these sounds and bring down a manifestation in the earth. To those who have been fragmented in soul and vexed in spirit, I AM pouring down into you; I want you to be whole. Though you couldn't hold the oil in the past season, I am first pouring down a healing balm with healing oil to knit your soul together. I'm remaking your vessel so I can pour in the oil of anointing that will cause you to break through in this next season. Let Me knit now. Let Me pour on oil so you can hold another oil.the anointing for breakthrough.

Hear the sound of seals breaking and unlocking revelation. Hear the sound of new, fresh water, running. Your momentum wheel has been blocked and the things which your wheel was turning have slowed and stopped. I'm bringing the flow of My stream again. Hear the rain. I'm causing the wheel of your mill to turn, and what has needed to be ground within you I have been grinding up. I say bread corn must be bruised (Is 28:28). I've had to bruise you, I've had to stop you from having the flow of the normal life structure you've known so I can restart the water of life within you. I've had to remove the death shroud that was on you. I've had to reconnect you to the cornerstone that I have and the 'intersection plan' I have for your life. Some have said, 'I've been afraid to cross over at this intersection. I've been afraid to move past. I've waited and waited and waited.' But now I have come to rearrange you, to move your fears and to remove them from you. I've come to bring the sound of change at the light, at your intersection. I'm changing the light. I'm ringing the bell. Hear the sound over the opening of the Stock Market. Discern that sound. Hear the sound over the currencies of the world."

I heard the Lord instruct us to place our coins in the vessels we had assembled. The Spirit of God was saying, "Take your change, take the coins you have and shake them in a container. I want your change and the sound of your change from the bottom up. I want it changing. I want the sound of the currencies of the earth to change. Hear the sound. I can change your structure and your supply from the bottom; I can bring it up." Even as we've been trying to change something one way, the Lord is saying, "I'm rearranging the way the change needs to occur."

Anne Tate then began to declare, "I hear the sound of the washing of the change, the washing of the currencies of the earth. I hear the Lord washing, washing the currencies." I then heard the Spirit of the Lord say, "For the sound of filthy lucre has held you captive, and I'm taking and changing that sound of filth that has held you captive. I'm removing the iniquity of mammon that has flooded your bloodline! Your supply has caused you to miss My glory realm at times, so I am bringing down the sound of the shaking of the bells of Heaven. I'm coming down and starting from the foundation up, beginning with the lowest denomination of currency of a nation. I'm changing it, I'm changing it, and the wheels are turning. The change that I am bringing is breaking certain vessels open." (I then had all the change placed in a single jar which we shook until it broke open the new!)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Myanmar's Christians Look for Revival in the Midst of Cyclone Tragedy

Courtesy of (BCN)

Aimee Herd (June 4, 2008)

Even Buddhists are beginning to open their hearts to the Gospel.

Children of Myanmar pray(Myanmar)—As the government and military in Myanmar (also known as Burma) is finally beginning to allow other countries, such as the United States, to provide relief and aid to the country's cyclone victims, God has already been at work. (Photo: CWN/CBN)

A CBN video shows orphans praying and praising God for protecting them during Cyclone Nargis' devastation. They are just one of many stories of survival coming from the storm-ravaged area.

One woman shares how the Lord kept her home from being destroyed by a neighboring church, which had begun swaying in the overpowering winds at midnight. "I prayed to God to send His angels to protect us," she said. "He gave me the verse in Nahum 1:7-'The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble for those who trust in Him.' I believe the angels stretched their big wings to keep the big church from falling in the direction of our house."

In addition to several miraculous accounts, is a surmounting fire of revival spreading throughout the nation; among Christians and non-Christians alike.

Explaining that the cyclone's name, Nargis, means "snake," Pastor Steven Len Piang says he feels "this is a wakeup call to all Christians, especially to the Karen tribe who is the biggest Christian tribe in Myanmar and the first recipients of the Gospel."

Many seem to be hearing that call, evidenced by the doors opening for the spread of the Gospel, which weren't open before. David Vunga, director of the Myanmar Center for Church Planting, told CBN News, "We went to this village with 500 families all Buddhists," he began. "My dad had the privilege to preach about the living God and that He is sovereign. It was the first time that a Christian preached in their village. They begin to see a different light and they see that Christians are a loving people and care for their well-being."

For all of Junta's efforts to keep any Christian influence from coming into Myanmar, they cannot stop what God has already set in motion within Burma, by His Spirit.

To watch the CBN News report on video, and to read the full story, follow the link provided.

Source: Lucille Miranda – CWN, CBN News


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"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." 2 Corinthians 3:17-18


Catherine BrownOn the morning of May 21, 2008, I saw the Lord Jesus in a vision. He bent down and wrote one word in the sand: "CHANGE." I reflected on how the word would not remain there permanently because it had been written in shifting sands. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, "All change is temporary, because it leads to continuous change."

I contemplated this spiritual conundrum and replied, "But Lord, some changes are permanent." Jesus then answered, "The Christian walk is a transitional walk. Whilst some change in and of itself cannot be revoked, change by its very nature is an ongoing process. I have called you to be changed from glory unto glory, so that you might become more like Me. Change that I command in your lives brings about the Father's desire to transform and conform your image into holiness and righteousness."


Also in the vision, Jesus wrote another word in the sand: "KAIROS" and then said, "I desire to effect change at the appointed times and seasons in My children's lives, which will produce a bountiful harvest. I tell you the season of plenty is upon you. In these days the harvester shall overtake the reaper. My kairos time produces acceleration for the purpose of Kingdom advancement and acceleration.

"Preparation precedes acceleration and many of My children have walked in the season of preparation, yielding to the Refiner's fire so that their faith is purified, galvanized and magnified for what lies ahead.

"I tell you the awaited breakthrough is here. Many have labored and have seen little fruit, but blessed are they who have tirelessly held on to Hope and lived by My commanded love for the 'suddenly' of God is released upon such faithful stewards. Cast your nets on the other side and I will pour out manna from Heaven" (Luke 5:6-7).

"Stillness before Me has paved the way for apostolic strategy from Heaven to be released on the earth. Fresh apostolic grace has come down to release My Kingdom governmental authority and compassion. You are mantled for holy convocations to invoke the glory of God on the earth and to provoke Israel to envy" (Romans 11:11-12).

"Across nations and continents, I am gathering five-fold ministries to ready the end-time Bride for My return. Collaboration--Kingdom partnership shall become much more evident to a watching world in these days. I have given you the key of David (Isaiah 22:22). You are authorized, appointed and anointed as kings and priests by My Father. Fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Fulfill the two Great Commandments (Matthew 22:37-40). Embrace change, for as you do, I will bring you from glory unto glory. (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). You are My disciples; allow Me to influence your destiny as you surrender to My Grace in this appointed season of change."


I was deeply impacted as I reflected on the Lord's use of the combination of the elements of change and His kairos timing. The Greek word kairos refers to an appointed or set time or season, which is different to the Greek word chronos, which denotes a more general period of time. A quick Bible word search will reveal that when the kairos time of God comes upon His servants, truly there is acceleration!

The angel Gabriel when speaking to Zechariah of the birth of his future son indicated that his words would be fulfilled in their season (kairos) (Luke 1:20).

Promises from God find their fulfillment in His kairos timing. The prophet Amos spoke of the kairos time of God in relation to the outpouring of new wine, i.e. when the plowman (harvester) shall overtake the reaper (Amos 9:13). Harvest seasons bring forth glory-multiplication from Heaven to the earth in the kairos timing of God.

In Galatians 6:9, Apostle Paul writes, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time (kairos) we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." The kairos timing of God thrusts us beyond believing for breakthrough into experientially receiving our breakthrough. Kairos timing, therefore, becomes a catalyst for Godly change that ushers in His glory. Hallelujah!

In Matthew 17, we read how Jesus was "transfigured" before His disciples on the mountain (verse 2). The Greek word used here is metamorphoo, which means to transform, change or transfigure.

In 2 Corinthians 3:18, we read, "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

The Greek word for transformed in this passage is the same word as when Jesus was transfigured i.e. metamorphoo! God wants us to understand that in our season of divinely appointed change, He is transforming us in, to and through His glory. What a revelation of grace and glory to the Church--we are in a season of holy metamorphosis!



I saw the Lord holding the word "AGLOW" in His hands. He lifted it to His lips and kissed it and the Breath of God moved on the word "Aglow" causing it to grow wings, eyes, hands and feet. Symbolically, this means having the ability to perceive spiritual prophetic wisdom and understanding (eyes), to move in faith in witness and works (hands and feet), and to soar in the purposes and plans of God in worship and testimony (wings).

I heard the Spirit of the Lord say that He is causing Aglow to reach out, to speak out and to spread out in a measure as the women of Aglow have not yet experienced. I saw the word "DESTINY" come along side "AGLOW" and in the hands of Christ, there was a divine fusion between the two and the Lord said, "2008 is a year of acceleration and multiplication for the witness, the worship and the work of Women's Aglow." When destiny and ministry are fused in the timing of Christ, abundant fruit is produced to the glory of God.

I saw the nations of the earth lit by a multitude of flashing lights. On closer inspection, I noticed these lights were made up of the word "Aglow." The season of harvest has come for Aglow and the Lord is calling many more women to enlist in this end-time army. The women of Aglow will be used of God to break down barriers of bigotry and bias, whether cultural, racial, sexual, ageist, economic or religious.

Jane Hansen-HoytI see Jane Hansen with a harvest sickle in her hand and the Lord says, "Precious daughter, you have been used by Me as a Kingdom catalyst for many years. I am increasing My apostolic mantle of righteousness and holiness upon you and the nations shall be blessed through your mentorship and mothering. Daughter, I have caused you to be one like Deborah and I call you now as an Esther; walk with royal favor and usher in My Kingdom wherever you go in My Name. Raise up ambassadors of My Glory in the nations; I am causing My favor to fall upon you for a new season of witness and a new season of governance.

"I am releasing a fresh impetus from Heaven so that your hand may again be the pen of a ready writer. I have much to share with you, My child: revelatory experiences and truths that I desire you share with My Body. I have called you to be a repairer of streets with dwellings and I have called you to stand in the valley and also to march in the mountaintops.

"You have not withheld your heart from Me and I now release fresh apostolic fire on you and through you to the global ministry of Aglow. I call you to set watchmen on the walls of nations; I call you to set a glory fire ablaze in the hearts of men and women with whom you meet and minister. I call you to mobilize an army of Jesus-lovers who will witness in their spheres of influence. I am releasing a fresh prophetic teaching mantle to Aglow and the eyes of many shall be opened to the brightness of My glory through the work of Aglow as My ministers of hope, peace and reconciliation.

"I am sending you new converts; I am sending you radical young women who have been rescued from addictions and brokenness and My heart swells with a Father's pride at your desire to carry My light to the nations."


In the next vision, I saw the word, "PROMISE KEEPER" in the hand of the Lord. Jesus grasped the word in a handshake style and I heard these words, "You are My brother's keeper," which speaks of the anointing to selflessly love and serve others in Christ's agape.

I saw Jesus walk with a man until they found another. When they found another brother, Jesus took him and held him and showered His love upon Him. The first man gave his coat and his shirt to the one who had none and the Lord was pleased. Jesus handed the word "COVENANT" to these two men and when they took it, an angel named "Grace" came and walked with them on their faith journey. Jesus was not ashamed to call them brothers (Hebrews 2:11) and was blessed by their understanding of His covenant relationship with them and through Him with each other.

As the men continued, they met a continuous stream of other men until the unbroken chain of fellowship was too long for the eye to see either its beginning or end. I saw that the enemy had sought to bring enmity and disunity between brothers and key leaders in the movement, but I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, "Men of valor, rise and be all that I have called you to be. Men of courage rise and walk as Joshua walked. Revere My Presence and prepare to invade the marketplace, the corridors of government and also the mud hills of the poorest of the poor.

"I call you as kings and I call you as comforters of the poor and the downtrodden. I call you to speak to those in authority and to pray until you see the atmosphere of Heaven in your midst. I am releasing a fresh wave of prayer on your movement. You will be known again as those who mobilize mighty and momentous prayers. I am restoring My Government in the Church and in society (Ephesians 4, Romans 13). You will be Godly catalysts for Kingdom reformation influencing community, church, society and nations. Take your place in global media; this will become a gateway for global mission."

Joshua was a pioneer, a tent dweller and a city taker. May God grant Promise Keeper directors, leaders and members a double portion of grace to be all this and more in the coming season.


Lou EngleFinally, in my third vision, I saw dear brother Lou Engle summoned before the Lord. In the vision, Lou appeared with his head and heart bent in reverent humility towards Christ. He was carrying the word "CALL" which he handed to the Lord. When Jesus took hold of the word, it turned into a silver trumpet. The Lord blew the trumpet and then handed it to Lou, who carefully waited for the appointed moment to make the trumpet call. As Lou waited earnestly, he handed a second word that said, "LIFE" to the Lord Jesus. This became transformed into a second silver trumpet. Jesus looked at Lou, and in perfect unison, the two silver trumpets were blown together. Heaven and earth were in agreement.

The Lord instructed Moses to have two silver trumpets made in Numbers 10. These were to be used for calling the community together and for having the camps set out. When both were sounded simultaneously, the whole community was to assemble before the Tent of Meeting. The silver trumpet blast was a signal for setting out. Furthermore, when the Israelites went into battle in their own land against an enemy who was oppressing them, the signal of the sound of the silver trumpets would ensure the Lord remembered them and would rescue them from their enemies.


God says to Lou, "I am breathing Resurrection life into My Body that My Body might breathe Resurrection life into the dead and the dying. My son, you are a faithful and humble steward of My justice. I am reproducing My compassionate heart of justice and righteousness through you. Wherever you decree My justice, there, thrones of iniquity must bow. I am releasing fresh fire from Heaven and calling for a radical holiness movement on the earth.

"Beloved son, I am going to use you to light a fuse in the nations to set ablaze an end-time Nazirite movement amongst the young people of the earth. I am filling your bones with holy fire and captivating you with the righteous foundations of My Kingdom so that you might go forth into a new season of apostolic grace and authority. I will cause unrighteous foundations to crumble as you walk before Me in blameless love; you will establish righteous foundations in the nations.

"You have not withheld yourself from apostolic warfare, and I am releasing many angels to accompany you as you go from land to land.


"Europe awaits her deliverance, My son. The enemy plans to release a neo-Nazi movement of death and destruction, but I shall use you to ignite holy focus and righteous dedication in a global army of youth worshippers, which will counteract and overcome the hatred of evil men. The time is now, My son. Go forth boldly and proclaim My word.

"I am downloading divine blueprints and strategy that will become a wineskin for a revival of holiness. Funding and manpower will be released in the giving of My favor as part of this global strategy.

"Capture the sound of the heart of David in the youth and release it as the fresh bread of My presence to those who are spiritually impoverished--to the downtrodden, the outcast and the afflicted. Fear not, for I am forging a straight path before you. Rebuild the shattered gates of nations with My praise, for I have made you to be a Joseph type in deliverance of nations. Son of righteousness, go forth. I am your shield and your very great reward." Amen.

I sensed that the "capturing of the sound of the heart of David" refers in one aspect to literal digital recording. In prayer, I saw many thousands of young men and women downloading to their iPods etc. and as they listened to the anointed worship, prayer and declarations, their spiritual eyes were opened to God's glory and they became part of the global worship/holiness movement.

Yours in the love of our Glorious King,

Catherine Brown
Founder, Gatekeepers Global Ministries


Sunday, June 01, 2008

MSNBC Publishes New Report on Lakeland Revival; Can't Ignore Impact the Outpouring is Having

More news from the Florida Outpouring.
For his Glory,
Joe, Shirley and Joel


Teresa Neumann (May 30, 2008)

"I say, you have nothing to lose but your sickness. If the doctors can't help you, why wouldn't you give God a chance?"

FOUNDING EDITOR'S NOTE: I debated whether or not to even link to this MSNBC story. It was well done, but the secular media feels, as is normal, the obligation to post both pro and con arguments toward this revival or any news story, honestly. One can't blame that approach as they are not there to "fan the flames" for the Church . . . at least not yet. So in order for them to be considered "news," they have to find someone on most stories who say "My take on this is that it isn't good." (words to that effect). So it is with mixed feelings (mostly good) that I post this story. The summary was well written by our own Teresa Neumann with Breaking Christian News. As many of you link to the story from MSNBC, I would encourage the reader to remember what Jesus' response was when His strange healings were happening and John the Baptist was stuck in prison. "Are you the ONE?" He was asked, "or should we look for another?" Jesus' response was simple and direct: ". . . So He replied to the messengers, 'Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.'" Luke 7:21-22 (NIV) - Steve Shultz, BCN.

(Lakeland, Florida)—MSNBC has published yet another report on the Lakeland Revival, or the "Florida Outpouring," which began on April 2 with healing meetings conducted by evangelist Todd Bentley at Ignited Church in Lakeland, Florida.

The report explains how the meetings have "outgrown four venues, including a local convention center that seats roughly 7,000. Now," the report states, "they meet under an air-conditioned tent that can accommodate 10,000 on the grounds of the local airport. Organizers estimate that more than 140,000 people from at least 40 nations have attended meetings here."

Todd Bentley praying for peopleThe article, coming from a secular outlet, explains to readers their interpretation of some of the charismatic manifestations that go in the meetings, such as people being "slain in the Spirit" when they are prayed for. The article also predictably interviews critics of the revival to which Bentley responds, "I don't have time to debate whether revival is happening or not. I don't have time to nitpick the reasons why God might not be moving." (Photo: Courtesy Loren Brown)

On a positive note, people who have been healed through the Lakeland Revival were cited. Examples include a man who testified to being healed of multiple forms of cancer by watching the meetings on the Internet at home and plans to have his oncologist document his healing, and a wheel-bound Arkansas woman healed from injuries sustained in an accident three years ago.

Bentley's method of receiving donations caught the reporter's attention as well, with it being noted that his meetings are free of charge and that other than the typical passing of white offering buckets each night four hours into the service, they have only asked for money once.
Fresh Fire spokeswoman Lynne Breidenbach says the offerings have covered their enormous operating costs and have not contributed to a significant infusion of cash for Bentley or his ministry. Bentley himself is quoted as saying he "welcomes media attention and scrutiny because the 'outpouring' is a work of God and he has 'nothing to hide.'"

Source: Alice Rhee - MSNBC

Jill Austin: "INVASION OF THE GLORY--God Wants YOU to Carry the Ark of His Covenant"

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Jill AustinWhat has been on my heart is the glory of the Lord, that we could have more of His presence and more of Him in our midst. 2 Corinthians 4 tells us that we are earthenware vessels but the treasure, the glory inside of us--is the Lord!

Everyone is running for the gold! Nations prepare for the Olympics and they don't want the silver or the bronze, they want the gold. I feel that the individual cry of our heart is: "Oh Lord, we want the gold!" We want His glory, to know Him better. "Lord, let Your presence and your fire dwell within us."

When we speak of prophetic evangelism, we are talking about being living vessels with the fire, the glory of the Lord, moving around us everywhere we go. It isn't enough to only have His glory in our church, home or renewal meetings. The Lord wants to invade our very lives and the lives of everyone around us so we can literally begin to be His hands, His eyes, and His feet to a hurting and dying world.

A Key to City Transformation

Exodus 3:2-3, 16-17, "And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. He looked and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, 'I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn. Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, 'The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, 'I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt; and I have said I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the a land flowing with milk and honey.'"

What empowered Moses to stand before Pharaoh and courageously declare, "Let My people go!"? One encounter with a burning bush and Moses was forever changed. Not only was Moses ruined for God, but this personal visitation was what emblazoned Moses to become the deliverer of a nation!

Do you want to see God change your city? The common question I hear in conferences across America is, "How do we bring in a revival? How do we bring Heaven to earth? How do we welcome in the King of Glory?" I believe that one key to city transformation is personal visitation.

For God to change your city, you must first have a radical visitation yourself. If you want to usher in a major move of God, you must first and foremost have a God encounter yourself.

If we examine Scripture, we will see how the majority of our forefathers of the faith had a personal encounter with God to launch them into their destiny so that they could change the course of Biblical history. The result of these hallmark encounters were not just that they themselves were touched, but also that God's people were radically blessed. We cannot divorce city transformation from personal God encounters. If you want revival, cry out for radical encounters with Jesus!

Prayer: Lord, I want a radical visitation from You! Just like You suddenly appeared to Moses, I ask for a holy ambush of Your Spirit. I ask that You would put a bull's eye on my heart and ruin me for Jesus! I must have more! Use me like You did Moses to deliver an entire nation from just one personal encounter!

Do You Want A Visitation?

The glory of the Lord is such a burden on my heart. Do you want a visitation? How much fire, how much of the anointing, how much of the presence of the living God do you want in your life?

We are moving in a level of renewal right now as the Lord, the Captain of the Hosts, is moving all over the nations. It's a miracle that the living Christ, the King of glory, is moving across all the denominational barriers between all the different races, colors and tribes.

When we look back at what God has done in our midst, it ruins us for life. We can never again live only in the shallow end. We have seen people healed and His presence move powerfully in our midst. How can we go back or settle for less? We are talking about renewal; about how the Lord is moving in most of the nations and cities.

Our cry has been for God to bring us revival.

There have been conferences in the past that were so wonderful. The people had a high faith level; people were healed, delivered, and radically touched causing us to go a second or third week in that same city. When we would walk into a meeting, the whole atmosphere would be charged with the holiness of God. It wasn't the normal conference "safe level" where we believed God would simply meet us, but we knew Jesus was in the atmosphere. It was like "walking under water" when we entered the room because of the depth and heavy weight of the glory of God.

The manifestations often offend people but as earthenware vessels, we shake and tremble when we touch the throne of God. We have found that as it goes from renewal to revival, there is less shaking. It is like the verse that says, "Be still and know that I am God." When you feel the heavy weight and glory of the Lord and it begins to move on people, there is stillness. The glory gets saturated into the depths of who we are. It is incredible!

The Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant in the Old Testament is where the raw fire, the raw presence of God, dwelt. It was a wooden box. What was inside the ark? The pot of manna was inside the Ark, representing Jesus being the Bread of Life. His bread will satisfy us. There was also Aaron's rod, which was wood and budded, representing the resurrection anointing. Also there were the stone tablets representing the Law. We could never make it through the Law--that's why we have the Blood of Jesus Christ.

The chest was made of wood, signifying Christ's humanity. It was covered with gold, representing the divinity. They never were contaminated; they never came together, showing Jesus being God and man at the same time.

The cover of the chest is called the Mercy Seat. We need the mercy of God in our lives. Facing each other were the Cherubims, angels facing each other over the Mercy Seat. The Priests would come in one day a year and throw the blood on the Ark, which was the Atonement.

Let our prayer be, "Lord, bring the Ark of the Covenant and have it dwell and live right where we are." We all signed up to see the Manifest Presence of the Lord everywhere we go so eyes would be opened, the lame would walk, and God would give us valuable words of life that would bring souls in.

He wants to give each of us nets that are filled with the Shekinah glory of the Lord so that when we throw those fishing nets out in our homes, neighborhoods or work, that we would catch fish. He has made us to be fisherman and we should never be satisfied unless the Lord gives us more fish.

The Cry of God's Heart

I feel the Lord is crying out for us to be MORE hungry for Him. It's so easy to get into programs and meetings. Even during the time of Moses, it was very easy for them to fall into a form of religion without having a hunger and a fire for the presence of the living God.

There is a cry in each one of us to not be an empty shell. We so need His fire in the depths of who we are! We need our bones to burn because we love Him so much. We need our blood to boil, so to speak. We need a divine hunger put into the depths of who we are. We need the Lord to grab hold of us and shake off apathy and complacency until there is a fresh love for Jesus Christ our Lord.

We can never hear enough about returning to our first love. We can never hear enough the voice of the Bridegroom and that He is coming. Do you remember when you first met Him? Do you remember that passion you had? Do you remember when He would barely whisper and you quickly responded? Will you let Him ignite a burning passion of first love in the depths of your heart once again?

Is there a void and emptiness in you, even though you know how to pray for people, even though you move in leadership and know how to train and equip people? Will you come back to Him, to your first love? Is the fire inside of you like the Shekinah glory of the living God? Is there a resurrection anointing and the fire of Jesus touching you?

I feel the Lord is constantly saying, "I want you to want Me more. I want you to be more hungry for Me." As soon as you start feeling that you have arrived, you start to lose your cutting edge. We somehow begin to be satisfied with the shallow end and there is no longer those deep cries and remembrances of when the gold came, when the Shekinah glory and heavy weight were in our meetings. We forget about the healed minds and healed bodies. Lord, help us not to forget Your Presence!

His heartbeat was not just to have His Shekinah glory in the Ark of the Covenant. You see, when He died on the Cross, it rent the veil that we would be living temples with the Ark of the Covenant, the Shekinah glory, inside of us. We can take out Aaron's rod and proclaim that yes, we are made out of wood, but because of the resurrection anointing our lives have budded and flowered.

You may have gone from religion to religion trying to fill that empty place inside of you, but now that you have the bread of life, the Word of God with fire and revelation on it, you are full. The Lord is asking if you remember who He is.

There have been meetings when the heavy weight of the Lord was there and eyes would be opened and people would begin to see in the eternal realm and weep as they saw souls literally going to hell. They would see Jesus walking as a living fire in a room and touching people.

All I know is that when we get touched by the Lord, when we get glimpses of eternity, it ruins us for life. There is that cry that says we have to have more of Him!

God Wants YOU to Carry the Ark of His Covenant

He has called you to have His Shekinah gold inside of you. He breaks the lies that say, "You can't be a prophetic man or woman of destiny and birthright." I break the enslavement of the enemy to take them down.

The Lord says,

"I have called you as a prophetic people, full of birthright and destiny.
I have called you as high flyers, as eagles.
Ones that would shout and rend the heavens, ones who would be warriors.
I have called you to be a people of destiny.
Don't settle for less."

Let the Lord start to release the vision that you are eagles. May you love Him enough that you want to fly to the heights, to take flights as eagles as you keep your eyes on Jesus, the Son of the living God.

The Lord says,

"Do you love Me enough to risk again?
Do you love Me enough to take another chance?
Do you love Me enough to be willing to fly?
Do you love Me enough to soar above your circumstances?
Do you love Me enough, though it may cost your very life?
I am calling you to soar into the heavens.
I have not desired that you be earthbound.
Let Me break the chains that are holding you down.
Let Me loose you from your bondage.
Let Me teach you how to catch the wind.
My child, come and soar again.
Take the jump. I will catch you. I won't let you fall if you trust Me.
Take the jump. I will catch you. I won't let you fall."

Jill Austin
Master Potter Ministries

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