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A Word and a Request

pray for AmericaToday I’m sharing something the Lord spoke to me a few months ago, in hopes it will encourage you concerning the uncertain days we are currently facing. I know it has encouraged me as I have reread it multiple times since the election. Please keep in mind that the Lord primarily speaks to me for the American Church.

On August 16 of this year, I was asking God for His perspective on the autumn months and how to pray. I was bringing before Him my concerns that, while some prophets were sharing messages of hope for the days ahead, there were a few getting lots of attention with their dreams and visions about fearful disasters coming upon our nation. This is what I heard in response:

I will overthrow the plans of the enemy. I will upend them at the last minute. I have much vested in this country. I will not forsake it, nor hand it over to Satan.

Have I not seen? Have I not said, ‘Enough’?

I have not turned my back on America. Look for overturning. Look for a return to righteousness. Mercy overflows.

I will arise. I will do it suddenly, when the time is ripe — an exact, calculated moment.

So, what does that mean, specifically? What is the overturning? What’s this about a last minute, exact moment? I think we will know it when we see it, but it would be unwise to guess at specific details right now.

Am I hoping it is about the election? I am a pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-biblical family, pro-racial justice, pro-Constitution voter. Yes, I do stand with the prophets in believing this election will turn out differently than it appears at the moment. But as to the word itself, I will look to what God assures me of — the devil will not have his way. The Lord will overturn what needs to be overturned — whether the projected election results, Roe v. Wade, or any corruption which needs to be exposed and struck down. He’ll do it at the right time, in the right way, and I trust Him for that.

Now, as to the election aftermath, this is what I have heard since November 3rd:
“Hold steady.”
“I know what I am doing.”
“Don’t let the enemy get to you.”
“God has not forgotten the ‘appeal to heaven.'”
“Keep on moving forward.”
“God is turning the heat up.”
“I have not forgotten the prayers of My people.”

(I usually hear one-liners. The lengthier words, such as the one I received on August 16, are less frequent.)

Let’s keep pressing forward, praying for righteousness and mercy for America, and trusting the Lord that He will surely do mighty deeds. He is exposing sin and corruption at many levels across America, and we should rejoice in that.

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Now the request:

dream interpretationIf you purchased my newest book, The Dream Book: A Practical Guide to Christian Dream Interpretation, thank you so much! Would you help me by taking a few minutes to review it at Amazon? (Other retailers, Goodreads, and BookBub, are good, too, if you feel inclined.) Word of mouth and Amazon reviews are the primary ways people find out about books these days.

Writing a review doesn’t have to take a lot of time or energy. Here are the easy steps at Amazon:

  1. Go to The Dream Book page. (Make sure you are logged in to Amazon. Amazon only allows reviews from customers who buy $50.00 or more per year from them.)
  2. Right under the title, you will see the star ratings — click next to that, where it tells how many ratings there are.
  3. The reviews page that comes up gives you the option to write your own review. Click that button.
  4. Give it a star rating (“1” is the worst and “5” is the best.)
  5. Skip “add a photo or video,” unless you’re really into that.
  6. Add a headline — just something short.
  7. Add a written review. This can be as short as a sentence or two. If you want to give more details to help other prospective readers, you certainly can, but don’t feel that you have to.
  8. Hit the “Submit” button and you’re done! For a short review, it only takes about 5 minutes from beginning to end.

Thank you!

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Prophesy in Sync with God’s Heart (Part 2)

In our last post, we talked about applying the love test to our prophetic words. God’s nature is love, so if our prophetic words fit the love criterion, we are doing well. Love by itself is not the whole picture, however.

Hearing God’s voice correctly also depends on becoming intimately acquainted with His nature in all its aspects — His holiness, justice, truth, mercy, faithfulness, and goodness, to name a few. He is our Redeemer, Healer, Restorer, Comforter, Deliverer, and Hope-Giver. While God is love, He is  also our Judge and Purifier.

How do we come to the place of understanding God’s nature so that it will influence our hearing and releasing of prophetic words?

We familiarize ourselves with God’s names in the Bible.

He deliberately reveals His nature through His names. Why? Because they help us to know Him. Here are just a few:

  • Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)
  • Emmanuel, God with us (Matthew 1:23)
  • Refuge from the storm (Isaiah 25:4)
  • He Who is able to keep you from falling (Jude 24)
  • A high priest of good things to come (Hebrews 9:11)
  • God of hope (Romans 15:13)
  • My goodness (Psalm 144:2)
  • God of patience and consolation (Romans 15:5)

Study and meditate on His names to become better acquainted with His nature. I have a free list to help you get started and a book with even more names (and their Bible references) at my website.

We learn about His nature through His actions in the Bible.

His names often show up in the context of what was going on when He mentioned them. We see how He related to people back then, and it gives us confidence for what He will do in our day, too.

Absorb as much of the Bible as you possibly can. As you do, you will become more familiar with Who God is — how He thinks, acts, and speaks. I sometimes pray before reading my Bible, “Lord, put this living Word deep down inside of me, and let it birth Your life in me.”

Isaiah 55:8, 9 tells us, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” I’ve often heard this Scripture misused to say we cannot possibly understand or think the thoughts of God, so we might as well forget even trying.

But the truth is, although God’s thinking is indeed higher than our natural reasoning, we can tap into His thoughts, conform to them, and begin to increasingly think like He does! If it were not so, why did the apostle Paul say, “We have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16), and“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5)? Accurate prophecy requires that  our thinking be pulled up higher, to come in line with His thinking.

We learn about His nature through His personal dealings with us.

As we gain experience of His faithfulness, we gain confidence that He can be trusted. I used to have a fear that God would tell me something good and then yank that promise away — sort of a bait and switch tactic. Looking back on it now, I see how foolish my mindset was. I have learned that the promises in His Word are true. I have seen Him bring me through dark times, when it looked like His promises had failed, into their fulfillment. The “failed” promises hadn’t failed at all. They were only delayed to a later date than my expectation dictated.

In our last post, I gave you four questions, revolving around our love motivation, for assessing whether a prophetic word is ready and appropriate to release to others.

Let’s add another question to the list: Is my prophetic word in harmony with God’s nature? If it can’t pass this test, something is off. It’s time to go back to the Lord for clarification.

Pursue understanding the Lord’s nature. As you grasp more fully Who He is and how He acts, what you hear (and how you release that word) will become a greater blessing to His people than ever before.

Part 1

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Prophesy in Sync with God’s Heart (Part 1)

We all want to prophesy accurately — to deliver the true word of the Lord. Yet, sometimes we don’t carry it off as we ought to. Why is that? 

1 Corinthians 13:1, 2 clues us in to one of the major reasons prophecy can go awry:  

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and do not have love, I am like sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and do not have love, I am nothing.

It’s a relatively simple self-check: Is what I am giving forth exhibiting God’s love? If not, the word doesn’t produce the fruit it should. Notice that these two verses are not speaking of counterfeit prophetic gifts. They are written to those who really do have something from the Lord to share.

Many people are releasing prophetic revelation these days. And that’s as it should be, for on the Day of Pentecost, Peter said, 

But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy.”Acts 2:16-18

We are deeper into the last days than the Church was at the time of that first outpouring. We should expect many people to receive revelation. It has been promised.

Yet, some of the words currently being shared cause fear or confusion in the Body of Christ. It is hard to sift through it all and know who or how much to believe! Part of the problem is that prophets are not always applying the love filter. There are other issues to consider as well, but measuring prophecy with the litmus test of love is a good place to start.

Here’s a checklist to help you discern whether your prophetic revelation is ready to release to others:

Will my word create fear or a godly response?

Sometimes the revelation itself is accurate, but how we project it produces a negative result in people. In the Bible, even when the prophets spoke of dire things coming upon the people of God, there was a redemptive message attached: “Repent and you won’t have to go through this,” or, “I will be with you during it all, and I will bring you out into a better place,” or, “I will keep you safe through the calamity.” God does not give a prophetic word which creates hopelessness in His people.

Is my prophetic word colored by a personal ax I have to grind?

If I am upset or bitter in my heart toward the person, church, leaders, or group I am addressing, the prophetic words I give to them are going to be tainted. It’s hard to pass the love test when we’re judgy or angry toward the people we are prophesying to. That attitude will leak out and either wound or infect our listeners.

Is my prophetic word mixed with my opinion?

Political leanings, doctrinal persuasions, and personal desires can really mess with us. It’s amazing what we can come up with as “God said,” based on opinions or how we hope something will turn out. Furthermore, our opinions sometimes end up squashing fellow believers. 

Am I putting the best interests of others ahead of myself when I prophesy?

This covers a lot of territory. Romans 12:10 tells us, Be kindly affectionate toward each other with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another.” Philippians 2:3 says, “Let nothing be done through strife [some translations say ‘selfish ambition’] or vanity, but in lowliness of mind, let each of you esteem others better than yourself.”

 Is it all about me having the most sensational word out there? Getting the “likes” or followers? Being able to say, “I had that word first?” Do I get pushy about giving a word? Do I interrupt the flow of my local church service to share my revelation? None of these behaviors pass the love test.

Looking at how our prophetic words measure on the love meter is a good place to begin growing in greater accuracy and effectiveness. We will look at some other factors in coming posts.

Part 2

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Coming November 1, 2020 — With a Pre-Order Sale Going on Now:

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The paperback version will be available in a few weeks — $3.00 off, the first week after release. I’ll let you know when it is ready. Thank you!