If your life had a major event and you experienced a trauma of some kind, would you trust God in the midst of your storm?
He’s calling you out upon the waters. He wants you to look at Him and not the storm. He has all the peace that you need. He doesn’t want you to sink, He wants you to walk on water! We can do this by focusing on Him. Know that God is bigger than your biggest problem!
God’s eyes roam to and from the Earth looking for those who’s hearts are fully committed to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9)
God is looking to raise up an army who can handle life’s storms. He is looking for soldiers who put Him first, trust in Him, and truly love others. Will you answer the call? Now is the time!
The Lord spoke to me today and said,”I’m calling in the wounded warriors.” There’s nothing more painful than being wounded by the Church. Somehow our wounds sting harder knowing that a Christian brother or sister hurt us. If this is you, God is calling you in to press into Him. I have been a wounded warrior. I wish I could share what happened to me, but it’s very painful and the Lord has asked me not to dredge up my past now that it’s healed. Please know that I do feel for you and understand you if you are a wounded warrior. The enemy can use anyone and He often uses Christians to hurt others. He knows it could possibly drive someone away from God. However, God wants you to know that He longs for you to come to Him for comfort. He never wants anything to get in the way of your relationship with Him and He can heal you if the enemy over played His hand in your life. Your wounds run deep but His love for you runs deeper. He’s calling you out upon the waters to step out in faith with Him. In the Bible, Jesus often rebuked the religious leaders. Today there is still the same spirit as there was then. It is the Religious Spirit. It seeks to wound the Bride, yet allows Christians to forget that without love, we are nothing. I believe that everyone has some aspect of a Religious spirit, especially if you grew up in the Church. Ask God to heal you of all aspects of it so you can more effectively love others. Rebuke it and replace it with the Holy Spirit. Remember wounded warriors, that Christians are humans too. This is helpful because we have to forgive. Forgive the ones that wounded you and allow God to place His healing hand on your heart. Use your scars to thrust you into your destiny, a place to love everyone, especially the outcasts of the church. If we can unite in love, we would have a powerful fight against the enemy. He knows that a house divided cannot stand. Think of someone you can unite together with today and make a decision to love today because without love, we are nothing.
I saw a beautiful picture from Azusa Now of a painting of raindrops of fire from Heaven. It reminded me that the Lord recently gave me the verse “Jesus wept.” Then I saw a picture of God’s tears falling from Heaven. The Lord was sad because of the state of our Nation. He then said that in His loving kindness, He is pouring out His Spirit on the Earth to help us right now.
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17
The Lord wants us to seek His heart and not do things with the motive to please man.
Have you felt strong winds lately? The Lord whispered to me that this is the Holy Spirit. He is pouring out His Spirit as He promised. We are going to need it for the Harvest Revival that is coming. We will need to trust God in the midst of the storms that come in our lives.
The Lord woke me up one morning and showed me the history of the Chatlotte Panthers and how He built their stadium in an old lumberyard. He’s using the lumber to build a building in the spiritual realm to hold His presence. He’s also using the lumber to reconstruct the church to seek His heart instead of a man made church service.
The Lord shared with me that the Panthers are symbolic of the outcasts that he is calling to himself. He’s calling those who are called “animals” or even groups that feel opressed such as The Black Panthers. He’s bringing in the ones the world would calls “losers.” Couldn’t the Panthers be symbolic of this? They lost the Super Bowl this year. In Charlotte we are all broken-hearted about the Super Bowl and we can relate to the outcasts.
Here’s the thing, even though the Panthers lost, in my heart they are still winners. I love them so much I almost forgot they lost the game. God feels the same way about His lost sheep! He loves them so much, He still sees them as winners. The world can call them whatever they want, His heart is always for them.
In the Old Testament the priests had to be completely pure or they would die in the Holy of Holies. Now God’s sending His presence to help us go into the secret place, so we can worship in the Spirit and in truth.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.””
John 4:23-24 NIV
I believe God’s presence will be so amazing that we will surrender our idols in obedience to God, and we will enter into the Holy of Holies. Those who do worship in the Spirit and in truth will enter into God’s presence in a new way. They will carry God’s presence and will be used by the Lord to greatly bless others. Now is the time to Worship!
No one wants a Jezebel spirit, but many times if someone is healed of a Jezebel spirit, they still may need to leave their church.
The book of Revelation says that a Jezebel spirit is a seducing spirit that leads someone to idolatry, meaning they end up putting someone over God. The Jezebel spirit is usually (but not always) opressing a female. A male may feel a very seducing sexual pull when they are around a female with a Jezebel spirit, especially if they are more prone to struggle with lust. The Jezebel spirit makes the woman feel a pull towards the male as well. When someone feels the pull, the best thing to do is to avoid the other person, especially if one or both of the people are married. If they go out of their way to seek out this person, they will most likely make a huge mistake or the Lord will ask them to cut all ties with the person. This can create job loss or relocation for the sake of a healthy marriage. If members of a church are pulled to a female with a Jezebel spirit, even if the female gets healed, she will most likely need to switch churches to create a healthy environment. Many men will remember the pull that they had towards her and the healthiest thing may be to cut them off.
Rejoice if you have been healed of a Jezebel spirit but know that it might be healthy to make a new start and find a new church. The Lord will lead you in what to do.
If you feel a strange sexual pull towards men often, you may have a Jezebel spirit. Ask God to heal you. Find a friend or church that does deliverance near you if you need help getting set free.
The Lord has been telling me to Ask, Seek, and Knock.
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
I recently I asked him for more revelation.
He woke me up one morning and showed me the history of the Chatlotte Panthers and how he built their stadium in an old lumberyard and he’s using the lumber to reconstruct the church to seek His heart instead of a man made church service.
The Lord shared with me that the Panthers are symbolic of the outcasts that he is calling to himself. He’s calling those who are called “animals” or even groups that feel opressed such as The Black Panthers. He’s bringing in the ones the world would calls “losers.” Couldn’t the Panthers be symbolic of this? They just lost the Super Bowl. In Charlotte we are all broken-hearted and right now we can relate to the outcasts.
Here’s the thing, even though the Panthers lost, in my heart they are still winners. I love them so much I almost forgot they lost the game already. God feels the same way about his lost sheep! He loves them so much, he still sees them as winners. The world can call them whatever they want, his heart is always for them.
The Lord has told us that the revival has started. I am going to believe him and not the outcome of which team won the Super Bowl. We’ve seen many miracles in our prayer meetings the last two weeks. Now Is The Time!
Lori Granniss is a prophetic Intercessor, speaker, and writer of the book Now Is The Time: To Walk In The Spirit
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Julie Meyer,(originally from IHOP), had a dream about a great harvest revival. In 2007 in Julie’s dream God said “Now is not yet the time.”
This got my attention because one of my life theme verses has been “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” The Lord asked me to pray this in 2009 at a prayer meeting.
The Lord has also had me write a book called Now Is The Time. It is a tool to equip all denominations with the Holy Spirit. We will all need to hear the voice of God in these times and the key to hearing his revelation is having the Holy Spirit. We will need to do what we see the Father doing, just as Jesus did.
Last month, God told Julie to pray to release the Angels of revival.
The Lord had me go to Great Wolf Lodge with my kids and a friend. On Devember 24th at 5am the Lord said to me and a friend, “There is a shift in the atmosphere. The Angels are here. I am releasing my prophetic army. I am starting a fire. You will see miracles like never before. Prepare the church nurseries. You will see salvation, healing, and deliverance. The new believers will look messy but do not discard them. Prophetic Prayer is the key to bearing fruit in this revival. Now is The Time!”
The Lord also said that the revival will come in waves.
My son who is 9 got woken up in the night that night and he saw a crystal like a pure bride and he saw the disciples and a fire which we felt meant this revival will be similar to the book of Acts.
Psalms 104:4, “He sends his angels like the winds, His servants like flames of fire.”
(Lori Granniss is the author of Now Is The Time: To Walk In The Spirit and Inspire Hope Magazine)
God did a miracle through a dream with a native African woman and Sarah M. and her team in September of 2011.
Here is Sarah’s story:
I and a team of 5 Americans and 3 African believers were trekking in the mountains of Africa. We had all studied and memorized a strategic series of stories from the Bible, starting with the creation and continuing all the way through to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our plan was to share these stories with anyone that God had prepared to hear them. As we trekked, we were looking for what Jesus refers to as the “person of peace” in Luke 10. On our first day, a young man approached us and persistently said to us “come to my home, come to my home.” We were reluctant at first but his persistence won through and we followed him home. When we arrived, his mother came to the doorway, looked at us, and said, “at last you have come.” Not knowing what she meant, she then explained that the night before, a man in white had appeared to her in a dream and told her that foreigners would be eating in her home that day and that she should listen to what they said. As soon as she woke up, she ran across the valley to see her sister and asked her what she should serve to the foreigners. The woman’s sister wisely told her to share whatever she had and that if the foreigners were truly from God, they would receive it well. She then set before us the meal she had prepared: potatoes, yogurt, and injera, their traditional homemade bread. We gratefully accepted her gift, relishing the warm meal and the family’s generosity in sharing the little they had. After eating, she began the coffee ceremony, and as she roasted, ground, and brewed the fresh coffee beans, we shared with her and her family the stories that we had learned and studied. Just as we began the story telling, an older gentleman came in and sat down to listen as well. Upon finishing, the entire family of nine as well as the guards and guide that were traveling with us, became believers in Jesus. The older gentleman looked around at each of us and said, “I have been waiting to hear these words all of my life. When I was a boy, I asked the priests these questions, but they said to me ‘go away, stupid boy.’ At last I have peace and can rest.”
Sarah has now became an aviator missionary. She can’t wait to experience God more in Africa. Check out Sarah’s avation page to see how you can help Sarah on her journey!
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8
My friend Charmane got a powerful picture from the Lord. The picture was of Jesus’s body being hit with a hammer. God showed her when we criticize the church we “beat God’s body.” She shares, “I think it was The Lord showing me what I was doing out of a heart of jealousy, unforgiveness and bitterness. I was “beating” the Body of Christ (my brothers and sisters) by judging and criticizing them. I was being harsh and critical instead of gentle, patient, loving and kind. This begins with our “brothers and sisters” who live in our own homes (spouse and children) and extends out to the worldwide Body of Christ. Scripture says, our strong love for one another will prove to the world that we are His disciples. John 13:35 What message are we sending?”
The #1 person I can think of in the body of Christ is sweet Joel Osteen. If you have an issue with someone, please take your issue to your prayer closet and do not bash them. That’s what I did and God showed me that Joel is on an assignment to love sinners and he is doing many amazing works that God has approved of. God gave me the verse “blessed are you when people speak evil of you.” Can you imagine God calling Joel to his ministry and saying “I want to heal you of people pleasing and fear of man because when you start this ministry you will be criticized much for my sake, by your Christian brothers and sisters.”
This quote fits perfectly. “For when they see a need, instead of becoming critical, they cast down the accuser of the brethren, and they pray.” Frances Frangipane, Exposing the Accuser of the Brethren