Continue to Trust in Jesus
It is only as you put on the mind of Christ that you will understand that which is taking place daily in the earth. Do not look on the outward appearance but always come back to me, your Father in Heaven and reason with me. Many of you are extremely distressed with the times you are living in. Many have come to the point where they feel that they cannot go on and do not know where to turn next. Have I changed? Am I not your Lord and provider? Am I not the God that heals you? Am I not the God that puts your food on the table? Do not look at the outward appearance for man does this but look upon My heart. See through My eyes. Hear with My ears and glean that which I am saying first to you and then to the church.
The times ahead will not be easy. Those days are over but know that I am with you. I will never forsake or leave you. Do not despair for there is an open door to enter in and fellowship with Me. I am longing for those precious ones that are moving to and fro in stresses of daily life to stop and turn to me. Sit with Me for times of refreshing. Sit with Me and hear from Me and learn that I am your Father.
Though the storm hit, I am there as I was with My disciples in the boat. I did not run off and leave them but stood by them allowing them to grow spiritually and then see the wonder of a miracle. Keep calling on Me, keep calling on My name. If all you can do is say, Jesus help me, Jesus guide Me, know that I hear the most simple prayer. I am not a Father that is without understanding but know My love.
Beloved, you are struggling, many of mine are struggling financially and in many other ways and many have gone home. Do not look at death through natural eyes but see through the eyes of my spirit. Death for the child of God is better than ones birth. I do all things well so do not allow the enemy to tell you otherwise. I give and I take away, blessed be the name of the Lord. I am Alpha and Omega and will have the last say.
Though that anti Christ spirit has raised its ugly head and is manifesting, I am stronger much stronger. These things must first come to pass. Do that which you need to do. Care for your household and for those that are in your sphere of influence. My yolk is easy and burden is light. Again, I will never forsake or leave you even during the most difficult of times I am standing with you. Keep praying and interceding for the needs of your household and extended family and do not give up for I hear and answer prayer. Be of good courage and I will strengthen your heart. Rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice for I am in the midst of My people.
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matt. 14:22-33 (NIV)
Bill Yount: Inside The Prayer Closet
14 Jun 2013
Have you ever felt like quitting? Aren’t you glad that Jesus never quit? Quitters never win! Winners never quit!
A mother’s prayers are powerful, but oh, the power of a grandmother’s prayers! Grandmothers not only spoil their grandchildren; they spoil the enemy’s plans for them as well. I saw bloodhounds from Heaven being released to pursue this third generation. I saw grandmothers pleading the blood of Jesus over their grandchildren and these bloodhounds were picking up the scent of that blood as they began to outrun and overtake these young ones at every turn. There was no more hiding place for them.
At age seven I was miraculously healed of a brain tumor in Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. The tumor surgery had to be cancelled. After all these years the Lord recently opened the door to that hospital to pray for people with brain injuries. I am discovering something. Where the devil wants to kill you is often the place where God wants to use you.
‘Angelic’ doctors and nurses are being released upon the earth this hour…you may want to get a second opinion. The nurse’s name was Peggy. She came during many long nights to sing hymns to a dear friend of mine while he was in the hospital in critical condition. Later, he wanted to personally thank her for her encouragement and kindness. Upon asking the hospital staff and the other nurses on that floor, they responded, “Oh, she is that ‘traveling’ nurse. We don’t know where she comes from or where she goes!
A lion roared inside our mothers’ wombs. “I have called you to be a prophet to the nations.” Think of it. God calls us to be a prophet to the nations. Nothing in me to this day can get a handle on that. This awesome thought puts me into a fetal position from the start. Most of my life has been uneasy with this call. Who am I that a King would bleed and die for and think of me in this way. Revelation like lightning flashes before me at times, but not on most days. And yet on my worst days the call rings true blue. It’s who God says I am.
When you know what God has called you to do, nothing can stop you but yourself. I still never quite get used to ministering to people or typing out a message. But the butterflies are fewer. My knees are not so weak. The call of God reminds me: I can do this. This is what I was born for. And the greater One is in me. The roar of an untamed lion is in our call.
For many years I had doubted the call of God on my life. Until the day an apostle spoke over me. “Bill, it’s not your fault that you’re a prophet. But you have to walk in it.” Don’t apologize for the call of God on your life either. It’s not your fault. Walk in it and let the lion roar!
A lot of rhetoric is going on as North Korea’s spoiled son now leads the country. Rumors of nukes being fired and the revving up of an old nuclear reactor have much of the world worried. Joel Rosenberg’s book “Dead Heat” may very shortly coming to pass if we do not get this right. The United States can ill afford to read the signals wrong and we need intercessors on the wall on high alert. It is not easy to bend ones knee and seek the face of the Lord but one needs perseverance and a willing heart to watch and seriously pray and intercede. If the church would truly learn to do so it could avert much of what may shortly come to pass. Alas, many are busy about much and not busy about their Fathers business.
The Lord has such love for us and wants to help us to do His will in the earth as it is in heaven. We cannot walk out our salvation alone but need Him each moment of every day to lead, guide and direct our lives. Jesus is the answer! The only answer to mans dilemma. Sin is rampant and Jesus is the only one that can eradicate sin. He is the only one that can truly change human nature and bring to death that old man. Ceasing to sin is not possible in ourselves but when Christ truly lives in a man or woman and they allow Him to be Lord it brings forth lasting change.
Let us as the church cry out to the Lord. Let us take time in the secret place to hear His voice. Let us walk with our Father and not stop crying out day and night till we see change. The Lord puts in leaders and scripture says He removes them too. This is definitely being allowed by the Lord but how America and the world handle it is going to determine the outcome.
How we as the church take our position in the body as intercessors and pray through will determine our future. Let us life up our voices and cry out to the Lord and repent of our sin and then we will hear from heaven and He will heal our land. A spirit of repentance needs to fall on each one from the least to the greatest and the church needs to walk as it did in the beginning. We need pure hearts to truly intercede and bring forth change. Today we are being challenged to come up higher and allow Father God to do a lasting work in our lives. None of this worldly stuff matters at all and for myself in fifty years none of this will be remembered.
What will count is what one does with the prayer needs that cross our path. Will we say, another will pray or will we take up our cross, deny ourselves and come to the place of being the intercessors the Lord wants us to be. The choice is ours. Will we stand as the body of Christ together and be light in this ever darkening world. Will we let our light shine before men and glorify our Father in Heaven. Let us change history by how we respond to the call of the Lord to watch and pray. Pray for our Nations leaders that they come to know the Lord and bend their knee before Almighty God. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much and much can be delayed, lives spared and demonic acts averted by our intercession. The gates of hell will not prevail against us.
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
CANADIAN PROPHETIC VOICE
FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
WEEPING ENDURES FOR A NIGHT
It is important that we are not distracted from that which Father has called us to do. When He has called you to pray and intercede it is important that you continue to do so. The battle is on and the enemy is trying to distract God’s people with much havoc in everyday life. Many are going through large battles at this present time. It seems that there is extreme pressure being brought to bear upon many who belong to the Lord and it is time that we come to terms with the truth that grace is only given as each new day arrives. We are told not to think of tomorrow because today has sufficient evil.
We see this is so true as this past week’s events have unfolded in the terrible massacre of innocent little children as well as adults in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut. One cannot wrap their mind around the evil that has occurred and we truly need to hold on to Jesus and reach out to others. We need to be a comfort in this time of deep wounding that has struck into the heart of the nation. Not only America has been touched by this senseless act but we across the border in Canada have wept tears of sorrow with you and are praying.
It is time for us to come together as one body and lift our voices heavenward to the Lord who is the God of all comfort. Truly there is no other place to turn to at a time like this. We have to move forward and at the same time grieve the loss of precious lives.
What is our part in protecting our respective nations. We are told to watch and pray and so we must continue to do so. Also to walk in love toward those that are outside and redeem the time because the days are evil. I am weeping in writing this for truly any innocence left in the nation is gone. Yet, we as precious believers must lead as light and truth and let our light shine in the darkness of this world. Jesus said, 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matt. 5:14 (NKJV)
This morning I was reminded that we must live one day at a time and that grace is there for this day alone. Manna in the wilderness was provided one day at a time and we to must daily feed on the Word of God for help and strength in this time of trouble. Let us love one another with a pure heart and be willing to reach out to others during this difficult season that has affected so many lives. Weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning. Let us pray that through these circumstances those that do not know Jesus come to know Him as their Saviour and Lord. Indeed He is their help in this time of trouble.
Let us continue to be on guard, watch and pray for that which the Lord lays on our heart and take time to hear His still small voice asking Father God to order our steps for each new day.
Let us pray Psalm 91 over our homes, families and nations and continue without doubt to TRUST IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Your Victory is Assured
Many in the body of Christ are walking in discouragement this morning because of hard times. You have not yet seen the answers to many of the prayers you have prayed and the enemy has tried to come in like a flood with his lies. Now is the time, this very moment to decide that you will walk in victory. You are not defeated! You are a people of God that are called by His name, for His purposes and for this time. Much is yet to be done to see the Kingdom of God come forth and fully manifest in the earth.
Many are suffering and you will be used to alleviate much of that suffering with that which I have put in your hands. You have been given much and have the ability to help in the little things of daily life that make a big difference. Perhaps it is a word in season to someone that lifts their spirit. Perhaps it is just being a good listener. Ask Me how I can use you! You will see open doors and in ministering to others you will not be thinking of your own needs.
I will supply as you praise My holy name and reach out to others. I am Lord of All and have all things in My hands. I know what is going on in this world and you are not to fear but walk in faith and wait on Me. Yes, My Beloveds take time to wait on Me. Many of you are finding it hard to be still. Many of you are fearing the future but I say to you I am your future and hope. Do not be discouraged but take hold of My Word and dig into it without laziness and you will find your answers. Submit to one another in the fear of God and do not let go. Esteem your brothers and sisters highly in the Lord and see their heart. Break bread together and remember the price I paid on the cross till I come. The Day of the Lord is at hand. Serve Me diligently and you will see me move.
4 because everything which has God as its Father overcomes the world. And this is what victoriously overcomes the world: our trust.(CJB)
First and foremost it is a loving relationship with Christ and a servants heart that is important in a prophets life. Walking in loving relationships also with our brothers and sisters in Christ is vital for we do not walk alone and are NOT lone rangers. The gifts within us do not belong to us and we cannot refer to them as MY GIFT. They belong to the Lord and are operated at all times through Holy Spirit who flows through us.
This is being written after a recent comment received but felt led not to post, as my spirit was not in agreement with all of it. Also I did not want to embarrass the person who had written it. I do however so appreciate them posting and sharing their heart. We are however, ALL in need of teaching in this journey. It is not about what we feel but what the Lord reveals to us. He can often give us an impression of something to come and we do feel that weight in our spirit, however it is not by our feelings but our faith and what the Holy Spirit impresses on our heart for His purposes.
He reveals things to us for us to pray for and not for us to be right about something. He must increase and we must decrease. Father God does show us things along the way to also confirm that we are hearing His voice but let me say equivocally that God does not give us daily lottery numbers. This is contrary to the Word of God. We do need to discern what spirit we are tapping into if we are hearing this. God is NOT in the business of giving us two out of three of the daily numbers as someone suggested.
Also we do need to care about what others think as it is NOT about our gift and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. It is my suggestion to this person that they take time to sit down with this one in their family that is suggesting their gift is not from the Lord and hear them out. Perhaps they do have some constructive things to share with you and you need to be teachable and hear them. We are told to try every spirit and it is wisdom to do so. You may very well have a prophetic gift but it must be honed sharp by the Word of God. God timing is everything. It is NOT you who bring the gift public but God who is the giver of the prophetic gift says a man’s gift makes room for him.
It is God in His timing after doing a deep work in your life that decides when one is ready to be ordained into the office of the prophet. Yes, we do need much training along the way and God will put those of like precious faith on your path to help you mature in the faith. Others (apostles, prophets in the body of Christ will see the work the Holy Spirit has done in your heart and recognize a true gift from God and His timing for you to be released. So…it is not about us but all about Jesus and we so need the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. The unction of the Holy Ghost in our prophesying ensures that the gift of God in us is stirred up so that we can know that we are hearing from Him. This needs to be said in love as one can err because of their lack of knowledge of the scriptures.
16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. Proverbs 18:16
Let me encourage you to continue to seek Him. It is not about the gift but the giver of the gift and your relationship with Him that will one day move you forward in your calling.
Scripture tells us to watch and pray and that the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.There is great power in prayer and it changes situations and Nations. Let us believe the Lord together for His hand to move in the US as hurricane Sandy comes ashore and that it will NOT cause great destruction. Also for divine protection over God’s children and that all fear be removed. We can move the hand of God IF we pray. Let us pray that people will call on the name of the Lord during this time and see that He (Jesus) is real. We know that Father God uses circumstances to draw men and women to himself. We ask Jesus that the enemy would not have his way but that you somehow get praise and glory out of this situation, in Jesus name.