Saturday, February 10, 2018

No Longer a Neglected Garden!

Waterford is destined to be a beautiful garden. God has great plans for this area. However, I sense there's been some neglect of this garden. Weeds have sprung up. They may be small weeds, but even small weeds become big if not dealt with. Something that appears small and insignificant still needs to be dealt with or it turns into a bigger problem. Church, take God's call for Waterford seriously! The world may speak words and look down upon this region, but it should not be so with His people. They enemy has used some to plant weed seeds into this region by their words.

But words in the mouth of His people--people of faith, prophetic people--will accomplish what they are sent to do. They will not return to Him void, without fulfilling their purpose. The words of God in the mouth of His people are more powerful than anything others are saying. Speak His word over the township and this region and the doings of the enemy will be undone. The weed seeds he has planted will be uprooted.

Love, embrace, cultivate and nurture this garden. As you do, the people who have been stifled in their work, in their business, and in their pursuit of happiness will be free to do, create, and live as God has ordained for them to. We, His people, need to stand up and proclaim His Word over this region. Speak God's words over this area, undo what the enemy has planted. Freedom will come to the people!

Prosperity will rise as we undo what the enemy has done by speaking the rhema and logos word of God. Both the prophetic and written words. We can't just know it, we need to do it!

A feeling of being overwhelmed will go away. Don't give up Waterford. If you don't quit, you'll win. Keep pressing on. Don't neglect to remove the little weeds, the small obstacles in the path. Even if it seems like nothing is happening, or nothing is changing. Be faithful. Do it by speaking His Word. Plant His seeds. God's words override the enemy's seeds.

We proclaim Deuteronomy 28:1-14 over Waterford.

Waterford, diligently obey the voice of the Lord Your God. Listen to His Word and do what he says. He will set you high above. He will bless you, your children, and your work. All you do, everywhere you go will be blessed by the Lord. Your enemies will flee from you. Your storehouses will be blessed. You will be established as a holy people to God Himself. All will know that you are called of the Lord. The storehouses of heaven are opened to you, giving rain in due season. You will prosper. You will be above and not beneath. Continue to keep the Word of God and reject false gods. You will fulfill all that God has called you to do, prosper in it, and in the desires of your heart. You will prosper in the work, the business, and the ministry you've been called to. The blessing of God is upon you who obey His Word and His voice!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Sound is in the Soil!

As I was asking the Lord for direction in prayer today for the Waterford area, He reminded me of a video clip I saw yesterday from a group of people at Glory of Zion in Corinth, Texas on January 21, 2018. This group had a word for the Detroit area. I felt like the Lord wants us to grab a hold of that word for this region. As they released this word, they said it was for Detroit, the suburbs of Detroit, and all of Michigan.

They said to release a new sound from Detroit. They said as we release this sound it would cause things to shift in this state. This of course, was the exact thing that Kim Clement prophesied over Detroit years ago. They mentioned poverty and religion as being shifted and coming down. As they prophesied about this new sound, the Holy Spirit spoke excitedly to my heart and said, "The sound is in the soil!" When I heard that, I became excited in my spirit myself.

They brought up a man from Ann Arbor who was in the audience and released this word to him. At one point, a deaf man came up and prophesied over the man from Ann Arbor. Of course, he couldn't hear, and he couldn't speak words, but he released a prophetic tongue over the man. They interpreted it, and one man said that the sound of the Spirit has never come fully into Detroit, but it will now! One of the women said that a deaf spirit has been over the region but when people hear the sound they will be free from that. When I heard that, I was filled with joy because I have known a religious spirit has had a stronghold here, and that has brought a party spirit, followed by poverty and crime. Finding out that a deaf spirit is what has been behind this religious spirit is key information and gives us strategy and direction in prayer.

This morning I asked the Lord what "The sound is in the soil" meant. He said that this sound that will be released is from this soil, this land. It is not something that will be imported or a copycat of something from another region. It is a "homegrown" sort of thing that will be birthed in this region. He also said that people's bodies are made of soil and that He calls people to a certain land or geographical location. He said that as people align themselves with the region He has called them to, the soil of their bodies aligns with the soil of the land He's called them to, and this sound will be released. It's time to align with the location He's called you to!

What is the sound? It's the sound of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the sound of the gospel of the Kingdom. It won't just be words or music. Sound vibrations, and the frequencies of sound and light can be released many different ways. It may be preaching, prayer, prophecy, music, or praise, but it may also be vibrations of dance or other forms of art. All that we do releases vibrations of energy. These sounds go out into the atmosphere. God hears them, the angelic host of heaven hears them, and the enemy hears them as well. These are intercessory sounds, as well as prophetic proclamations that impact the earth, moving heaven on our behalf, and displacing the darkness in this region.

We prophesy for the new sound to be released into the Waterford region and beyond. For the people of God to release the sound that has been placed within them by the Spirit of God. For the ears of the deaf to be opened! For the religious spirit to leave in the Name of Jesus, no longer blinding the eyes or plugging the ears of the people. Hear the Shepherd's Voice and respond! Hear the voice of the Lord, respond to His call, align yourself with the place He has called you to! 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Fill the Void

I had the sense that there were voids in the township. These voids having been created as a result of things leaving, both good and bad.

Geneses 1:1
In the beginning there was a void. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was upon it.
The solution came when the Spirit of God moved over the waters, and God spoke for light to be. Creation followed. This reveals a pattern of what to do when there is a void.

Lord, fill the voids! Move over the township by Your Spirit. Let there be light! Let there be energy, life and power from Your Spirit and fill Waterford. Let your life-giving light that illuminates your purposes be revealed. Let us see Your vision. Let Your vision be our vision. We align our hearts with Yours. Let revelation come to the business owners, to the township board and officials. Let the churches align with Your purposes as well.

Let the commercial property voids be filled with godly people of integrity who will work and align with Your vision and purpose for this area. Let the light come, fill the voids, and Your garden be created.

Matthew 12:43-
When an evil spirit is cast out, it wanders around and then returns to where it was cast out of. If the place has not been filled, he goes and gets seven more evil spirits and returns with them. If there is a void that's been created from evil being cast out, it must be filled with good--with God--or it will end up worse than it was.

Lord, let Your presence fill the voids. The religious spirits, the evil spirits that have gone, we pray the voids left as a result of their departure are filled with Your Spirit. 

The vacant areas of the township may be a sign of the spiritual void going on. We pray over these properties, and say--Let there be light! be filled with life! Be filled with the presence of the Almighty!

Lord, forgive us for our part in creating these voids. We plead the blood of Jesus over these vacant, void places, whatever the reason for their creation. Let there be light, revelation, the movement of Your Spirit over them. Let them be filled with Your Spirit, and the life, presence, joy and prosperity of the Lord. Let the people who carry Your presence move into the township--residents or business people. Let them occupy the land.

Let the businesses, the families, the churches, and the government of Waterford be filled with Your light!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Healing the Wounded Prophets

We can come confidently to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16). When we come to the throne. It is not an empty throne. On it is a living and loving God who is able and willing to meet our needs. So we come to You Lord, on behalf of Waterford.

Waterford! Come and receive the mercy and grace you need to help you in your time of need! Rise up and realize the God on the throne is a good and loving God who is both able and willing to meet your needs!

Lord, once again, raise up the apostolic and prophetic in Waterford. Prophets, arise and prophesy so the builders can build. Let the prophetic army rise up and prophesy so the people in this region may be strengthened, encouraged, and equipped so they may fulfill God's plan for them.

Raise up various kinds of prophets--the scribal prophets, the psalmists, the warriors, the intercessors, the healing prophets, so they may pray, prophesy, and impart to the people that which will enable them to fulfill their destiny.

Gather these prophets, like Samuel did in Ramah, for training. Raise up a place where they may gather and be trained. Where they may learn to grow in their gift and work as a team. Let there be no controlling spirits, no restraints put on these prophets and no competition or jealousy between them or others. Let them have the freedom to fulfill their call without restraints or ungodly control. Each one operating in their own gifts, yet together as a team.

Bring those who are wounded. Those who are detached from the body. Bring the wounded prophets in so they may come back into the fold and be healed. Those wounded by religious spirits, by Jezebel spirits. Those who have been shamed by the leaders who did not accept their gift. No longer will their gifts be stifled. They will have freedom of prophetic expression. Controlling or religious spirits can no longer harass the prophets!

Lord, give hope and vision of their destiny and call. Let the wounds be healed. Let the enemy have no place in their life. Prophets, arise and be healed! Look and see! Soar in the Spirit!

These prophets are strong. They are mature. They are beautiful.
"I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see." Rev. 3:18
Prophets, buy from the Lord the eye salve needed so you may see. Return to the Lord.

Lord, reveal Your righteousness to Your prophets. Let them see that You are not counting their trespasses against them (2 Corinth. 5:19), so they may prophesy out of a pure heart and a pure spirit. Let those who have been hurt and taken offense be washed in your grace, forgiveness and mercy. Let them be washed, cleansed and healed. Their garments becoming white. Their gold refined.

"Watch and see what I'll do!" He says. We will watch Lord, and we will see, with eyes wide open.

Show us how to love and minister to these prophets of Yours, so they are not hurt any longer. So they are allowed the freedom needed to express the gifts You've given them. Let there be sensitivity and healing in leadership towards Your prophets. Bring in the injured ones so they may be healed.

Raise up the evangelists Lord. Even the young ones. The providers who bring people and gifts into Your church. Let the youth of all ages rise up and discover their gifts. Let them be trained in them.

People! Come to the Lord! Come to Jesus! The believer and unbeliever. The backslider. Come and find your ministry. Come and be trained. Take your place in the body of Christ. Take your place in the business world. Be released in your gift into the workplace.

Prophetic churches arise! Prophesy so the builders may build. Be encouraged. Don't be discouraged by what you don't see in the natural. There is much going on in the spirit. There is much going on that is affecting all of the believers in the Waterford area. Be encouraged. Continue to prophesy.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Prophesy to the Builders

It's time for the work of God to be established in Waterford. It's time for the building and rebuilding of His house to take place. Prophets, prophesy to the people of Waterford! Prophesy to the saints in the name of the Lord. Prophesy to those who are called to build His house. Let the builders arise and build! Let the prophets be with them, and support them!
When the prophets, Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied to the Jews who were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, who was over them, then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak arose and began to rebuild the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and the prophets of God were with them supporting them. Ezra 5:1-2
And the elders of the Jews were successful in building through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they finished building according to the command of the God of Israel and the decree of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. Ezra 6:14
It's time. It's time to build the Lord's house, even before our own homes. It's time to gather in His name and worship Him. It's time to turn back to Him, keep His Word, and obey His commands.
...the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel....Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways! Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,” says the Lord. “You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares the Lord of hosts, “Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house. Haggai 1:1,7-9
'I am with you,' declares the Lord....'My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!' Haggai 1:13, 2:5
 Let the prophetic voice arise in Waterford--the prophets, the psalmists, the minstrels, and the worshipers of God. Arise and release the Word of the Lord to the builders of God's house. Apostles and prophets rise up and complete the work of the Lord!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Atmosphere of Heaven

Recently, the Lord spoke to me about the colors and sounds of heaven. He said the reason there are colors in heaven that we can't even describe on earth is because the atmosphere of heaven is unobstructed and undistorted. The same with the sounds. The light and sound waves travel freely, accurately revealing the beautiful sights and sounds of heaven.

When I heard that, I asked if it was possible to have that here on earth. How can we have an unobstructed and undistorted atmosphere around us--in our lives, our families, our churches, our cities, our states, our nations? The Lord began to show me hearts that receive the Word of God, absorbing what He speaks and what He reveals to them--the sound and light waves He sends their way. As a person continues to receive these waves into their heart, the atmosphere around them remains clear. A pure heart keeps distortions away.

On the other hand, when a person rejects the Lord, knowingly or unknowingly they are creating a distorted atmosphere around them. Rejection, neglect, or rebellion of Him and His ways cause obstructions and distortions to form and remain around a person. It becomes a breeding ground for deception, and a vicious cycle of deception-distortion-obstruction begins. however, a repentant heart will clear all of this away. God is merciful! (Of course, the enemy can send obstructions as well, which we deal with in the Name of Jesus).

Lord, we want the pure atmosphere of heaven around us! We want the obstructions and distortions cleared away. We repent of any and all rejection of You, Your Word, Your revelation, Your ways. We ask for Your mercy and forgiveness. We will listen to You. We will follow Your ways. Thank You for Your forgiveness and grace.

Matthew 13:10--17, Isaiah 6:9-10, Matthew 7:22-23, John 8:43-52, Isaiah 55:11, Ezekiel 36:26, 2 Thessalonians  2:10-12

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Send a Thirst!

As I was seeking the Lord once again for His plan and purpose for Waterford, I was reminded of when Pray for Waterford Michigan started and what He had to say about Waterford being a place of hospitality and a place where people could find rest and refreshing. I was also reminded about God's desire to raise up Innkeepers--those who would minister to the ones who were wounded by the violent and ignored by the religious (see article here). This may be what is on God's heart for Waterford, but we have a ways to go to fulfill that call.

So what is standing in the way of Waterford fulfilling her purpose? To answer that, we need to look at two things. First, is there some way we are missing God's purpose because of sin or a misguidance of some sort? Second, is there a demonic interference that is blocking people from fulfilling His purpose? It could be both.

With something like 71,000 people in the township I'm sure there's all kinds of sin and misguidance going on, but I asked the Lord to show me something specific that I could pray about. I felt like He showed me an attitude of indifference to the things of God. People not knowing Him, and not caring to know Him. If you are reading this, and live in Waterford yourself, I would ask you to repent along with me on behalf of the Township so we can receive God's forgiveness for this.

Lord we cry out to You! We want You in our lives, our families, our churches, and our Township. We seek You and Your ways. Teach us Your ways. Come into our lives. Come into Waterford. We invite You, and welcome You to live and move among us! Forgive us of our neglect of You, for not seeking You, for our indifference to You and Your ways. 

We don't want a drought, but we do want a thirst to come to the people of Waterford. A thirst for the things of God. We don't need a drought for this to happen, but if people don't thirst, then a drought will come. God loves people so much that He will allow things to happen that will make them thirsty.

God we pray for a thirst to rise up in the people of Waterford. A thirst for You and Your ways. A thirst that will cause them to seek You, to humble themselves before You, surrendering to Your plans and purposes, and finding refreshment in You that can't come any other way!

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When shall I come and appear before God?
Psalm 42:1-2