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

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Strong Spring of Truth

I see a shaking and a stirring going on which will cause something to be dislodged. Something that has been blocking Truth from the minds of people. As this thing is dislodged, people will clearly see areas they have been deceived. These are very core beliefs, and these people will be angry that they were deceived. But then it will turn into passion. Passion for the Lord Jesus Christ as they see He is the Truth. To the same degree that they fought against the truth, they will now have a passion for it and boldly declare the truth of Jesus as Lord and courageously fight for Him.

When this thing is dislodged, a strong spring of truth will spring up in such a way that it causes a flood. A flood of truth. A powerful force.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Commercial Property Owners Arise!

Lord, we pray for godly Christians--those who are watchmen on the wall and are guarding the gates of Waterford, protecting against infiltration from the enemy in whatever form it might take--to acquire the commercial property of Waterford, promoting godliness and righteousness in the township! 

These businessmen truly are watchmen who guard the gates. Raise them up, Lord! Draw them to Waterford and open the doors for them. Bless their businesses here in the township! The commercial property owners, and the business owners alike.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

We've Won the War

As I went for a walk early this morning, enjoying the sound of all the neighborhood critters waking up and singing their songs, I noticed a small American flag someone had put on the back side of a yield sign. I didn't think too much about it at first, but the Lord kept calling my attention to it. So as I looked at it further, I thought it looked like something a person would do who just went through a battle, and came out victoriously. A stake on the neighborhood, laying claim to it as a part of the United States of America. I heard the words, "We won the war."

We have been in a war. Not a physical war, but a war for the soul of our country. The enemy has been subtly taking ground, not by conquering territory, but minds. In large part through public education and media, battles were fought, and won, without much of a notice by patriots or the church until suddenly it seemed as if we'd lost the heart of America.

But now, we want our country back. We may not be the loudest, but we're the strongest. If we've won the war, or have even just crossed the tipping point, then that means we need to think about rebuilding. Whatever has been destroyed, needs to be restored. Whatever has been lost, needs to be recovered. The target has been the heart and soul of our young people, and that is what we need to tenaciously go after until we win that ground back, and rebuild.

What does this rebuilding look like? Every member of the body of Christ needs to look at their children and their grandchildren. What has this war done to them? To what extent has the enemy gained a foothold in their lives? How much damage has been done to their foundation of truth? What is left that can be restored? What were the weapons used by the enemy? And then, pray. Pray as one who has been give authority over "all the power of the enemy." Pray and "believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." Speak the Word of God over your children and grandchildren. Pray until Christ is formed in them. Pray that the weapons that were used by the enemy are confiscated and used by God and His people for good, not evil anymore.

Father God, show us how to rebuild--our families, our neighborhoods, our cities, states and country. We proclaim, as Your Word says, "Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears; for your work will be rewarded," declares the Lord, "And they will return from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future," declares the Lord, "And your children will return to their own territory."

Luke 10:19; Acts 16:31; Galatians 4:19; Jeremiah 31:16-17

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Opening of the Books

After John ate the book which was open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and the land, he was told to prophesy concerning many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings. This angel had brought the open book down out of heaven. (Revelation 10). Ezekiel also ate a scroll, and afterwards he was told to go the house of Israel and speak God's words to them. (Ezekiel 3:1-3). There are books in heaven which contain the destinies of people and nations. From these books, the purposes of God can be prophesied, causing them to happen.

"Lord, I ask for the books that are in heaven which record Your purposes for Waterford be opened. I (and anyone who prays this prayer from the heart) make myself available to receive Your words and Your will for Waterford. I want to know what was on Your mind as this parcel of land was being created. What did You envision? What was (and is) in Your heart concerning this land? What have You written down and decreed for Waterford--the people and the land?"

I've felt for many years now that Waterford is to be a place of hospitality. A place of refreshing where people travelling through can receive rest and encouragement--spiritually as well as physically and mentally. Recently I've seen His desire for unique businesses to rise. Businesses that meet basic, common needs in a creative and refreshing way. Yet it will remain primarily a place for families, with education and government supporting strong, godly families. These strong families will be the reason for strong churches in the region.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Sound of Liberty

I'm ending this three year period of "re-prayers" with a re-posting of the last blog to be re-prayed. It is still quite timely for today. The sound of TRUTH is the sound of freedom. Let truth ring in America!

May 1, 2014-National Day of Prayer: The Sound of Liberty

The Liberty Bell

May 1st was the National Day of Prayer. As I prayed for the United States, I found myself praying that God's full and true purpose for which the USA has been established be revealed. By the revealing of it we will be able to get in on it. Daniel sought the Lord after he read in the prophecies regarding what His plan for Israel was in setting them free after seventy years of exile. (Daniel 9). Just as Daniel had been searching the prophecies, there has been a fresh desire rise in the hearts of the Christians in America to return to the purposes for which this country was established. We've been uncovering a lot regarding God's plans and the place of Christianity in our foundation. 

Once Daniel found God's plan he sought the Lord in prayer, fasting and repentance. He petitioned the Lord for forgiveness, to fulfill the prophecy and return His people to their land. We too, as Christians have been praying and seeking the Lord. After Daniels prayers the angel Gabriel came to bring understanding. He brought great insight into God's timeline. I believe we need to be open for God to show us His full and true purpose for the United States of America. I believe we need to look upwards and receive His enlightenment as to what His purposes are for us. As we see His plans, we will be able to take our part in those plans. Yes we must search the Scriptures and the historical documents, yes we must pray and seek the Lord with humility and ask Him to fulfill His plans, but we must also open our eyes and see the answer when He brings it to us so we can take our place and do our part!

I pray that our foundation be even stronger than it was in the beginning so we will fulfill God's purposes for establishing the United States. Two thoughts that came to my mind as I prayed on May 1st were the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty. God established this country as a free country, however we know that true freedom comes only from the Spirit of the Lord. We might be independent, especially from oppressive religion, however we must never be independent from the Spirit of God which brings true liberty.

The crack in the foundation of America's liberty will be restored when we discover our true and full purpose! 

The original Liberty Bell, (wasn't called the liberty bell originally), was inscribed with Leviticus 25:10:

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. Lev. XXV X"

Leviticus 25:10 You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. (NASB)

The Liberty Bell has had troubles from the start. It was recast twice. It had cracking problems from the beginning and people didn't like the sound of the bell. Some people who lived in the vicinity of the bell became annoyed with the sound of it. Eventually it suffered a fatal crack on February 26, 1846 on George Washington's birthday.Do we agree with the sound of liberty? Do we try and make it sound pleasing to us instead of accepting it for what it really is? Does the sound of true liberty annoy us? Today, because of its condition, the Liberty Bell is gently tapped on certain occasions and not rung. I pray that as our true and full purpose is revealed and embraced by God's people that the sound of liberty is carried throughout the land by the Spirit of the Lord. Proclaim liberty throughout all the land!

Read more about the Liberty Bell history by clicking here

2 Corinthians 3:17: 
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Ekklesia, Priests, Ambassadors & Prophets Arise

Father God, we repent on behalf of those in Waterford who are disobedient to You and Your commands. All those in family, business, government, the schools, parks etc. We ask for Your mercy and grace, and for the blood of Jesus to cleanse us from all sin. Forgive us, Your church, for tolerating Jezebel or any evil spirits that are contrary to You and Your ways. Let Your church rise up as examples of You. Let us rise up as the healers and those who bring reconciliation with You. Let the prophets arise and speak Your anointed words--seed-words of destiny. Let us be hospitable to all, and judge all things by Your Spirit, speaking the truth in love.

Where there were thieves, let there be hard workers
Where there was welfare, let there be entrepreneurs
Where there was irresponsibility, let there be responsibility
Where there was violence, let there be self-control
Where there was laziness, let there be giving
Where there was a party spirit, let there be holiness
Where there were missing parents, let there be whole families
Where there was envy, greed, and selfishness, let there be giving, contentment, and love

We, the church will be the ekklesia that we are called to be, taking authority over the enemy
We will be the priests we are called to be in intercession and standing in the gap for the lost & hurting
We will be Your ambassadors united the hearts of God and man
We will be Your prophets speaking transforming words of destiny and life

Re-prayer April 2014

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fill Every Space

May the true, living church in Waterford be influential in every area of the township--every people group--whether political, educational, spiritual, family, fun or business. Fill every open space Lord, every atom, with Your life, Your truth, Your Spirit, and Your love.

Fill the young minds and hearts with Your truth. Pout out Your Spirit on them. There is room for You! Plenty of room! Plenty of space in Waterford, for You. Fill it Lord!

Open our eyes so we see what is right before us--what You are doing. Let us see from Your perspective. Let us see the path we are on, and where we should be. Help us learn to walk in the joy of family relationships.

Let the instruction of the parents be designed to perpetuate the Gospel for generations to come. Let there be a new heart in Waterford. A new purpose and vision that aligns completely with Your purpose and vision for us. Let Your heart-blood flow to every part of the people, bringing Your life. We will respond to You!

Re-prayer March, 2014

Monday, February 27, 2017

Reveal Yourself

"No one knows who the Son is except the Father
and who the Father is except the Son, 
and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
Luke 10:22

Lord Jesus, reveal the Father to those whom You desire. Reveal Yourself to those whose hearts are ready for You, and who will honor You. Place them in strategic positions of influence and decision making. In positions that will establish laws and policies in our communities and culture that honor You and allow freedom to live in Your ways. Place them in our schools, churches, homes and government. In the media, the arts, science and business.

You are our King. Build Your kingdom. Let these ones have wisdom to see where each path will take them, and those they are leading. Let the righteous arise and take their place in You and in the earth. God, move in our schools. Remove the wicked influence from our children and youth. Remove the governmental control and indoctrination over our children.

Re-prayer February 2014

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Revealing and Releasing His Purpose

Father God, I pray for a revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ to occur by the Spirit of God--a revealing of Your purpose in the sons and daughters of God.

A revealing of Your vision and purpose for us individually, as families, as a community, and as a nation.

I pray that Your children are confident in their purpose in You, and release Your purposes in the earth--breaking shackles of bondage and bringing freedom to those bound by fear and other vices--releasing a revelation of Your worthiness, resulting in praise and honor and glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdom of our God, and of His Christ.

Re-prayer January, 2014