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
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
Have you seen the singer Jordan Smith on The Voice? His songs are amazing and the judges call his performances nothing short of incredible. They talk about how they get chills and goosebumps when Jordan sings. Why do they get chills and goosebumps? They get them because they feel the Holy Spirit when Jordan sings. Jordan Smith is a small town boy who just happens to be a Christian singer for his home church House of Mercy in Wallins Creek. God can use a song to usher in His presence powerfully. God is even using secular songs to do this as He can speak through anything. Engaging Heaven’s worship leader Sara Nicolls shares how she sang a song in high school to try out for a play and God moved so mightily through her song that when she was done everyone was captivated and people were crying. This is a new move of God that we are going to see more often now. Jordan Smith is being used by God on the Voice for such a time as this. There is a Christin singer in the Ukraine named Bria Blessing who is already being used by God from her audition on The Voice Ukraine. There is something about God releasing His power through a song that is so powerful and undeniable.
We were all created to worship. Whether we know it or not, we are either worshiping Jesus or worshiping something else.
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.24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
I believe Spirit filled Christians are going to even step out in areas of business where they make brilliant decisions because their strategies came from God. I’ve seen this happen in people’s lives where a company had a problem and God gave them the solution.
You know that thing that makes you feel guilty? Or shameful? If it is something that God does not want you to do then it might be hard to let go of. However, you seem to end up going back to it again and again and then you wonder how you always end up with the same struggle. I have a strategy I want to share for you to move on. I love strategies and I ask God for them all the time. Sometimes knowing the key to your breakthrough can be all you need, Sometimes it takes great will power and sometimes you just need to do the following.
Take what you want to get rid of, what you feel God asking you to move on from, just confess it and ask God to heal you. Now this is important, Believe that he will do it. He longs to deliver all his children but you have to believe that he will. You can also rebuke it if you want. That can always help especially if it’s something in your family line. An example might be stealing. That’s a very hard stronghold to break free from. Rebuking it could greatly help you because now you are not oppressed and are freed up to not steal.
What about a week later or a day later when that desire creeps up again? What should you do? I want you to sing to it. Tell it straight out “We will never ever, get back together.” This is the strategy that God gave me and it works awesome. Just sing to it. #freeforever
In the Bible Jesus had the most issues with the religious spirit. The religious spirit’s desire is to suck the life out of each Believer. Unless you know that you have been healed, chances are, you have a religious spirit in some way. I had a religious spirit in my past. I was listening to a podcast and the lady described me to a T. However, she laughed and said doesn’t it seem crazy? In hind sight I would have rather she said “Most people have a religious spirit in some way and here’s how you get healed.” Religious spirits are most annoying because they are very legalistic and fake. I hope to show you how to discern to see if there is a religious spirit within yourself and how to get healed as well. I hope you feel freedom just by reading this article.
The religious spirit will try to control you. It speaks lies such as “You need to read your Bible MORE!” “What you do is never enough for God, do MORE!” “You need to fast everything good in your life!” “You need to get off Facebook or anything that you enjoy.” The religious spirit can leave it’s prey feeling extremely guilty. Victims always feel like they need to do more to earn God’s love rather than knowing that His love is always there. The religious spirit needs us to defend doctrine. God never asked us to be lawyers, he asked us to be his witnesses. If you defend what you believe more than you show love, you may have a religious spirit. If you discern that you may have a religious spirit, First ask God to heal you of it. Pray a scripture over yourself that includes what you want to be free of. One of my favorites for the religious spirit is:
Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Next Rebuke it. Say “I rebuke a religious spirit.” Tell it to leave and go to the feet of Jesus. Often after I rebuke things in my life, God immediately begins to show me the lies behind it. Get out of agreement with any lies God shows you and replace them with the truth. This will heal any permission that the enemy may have had to mess with you in this area. True deliverance is about getting to the root lie and finding out why you believe the way you do. (God can heal the lie for you without even showing it you, so don’t feel like you are not free if you are not shown any lies.) You will need to walk out your freedom by believing that you are free. Believe for your freedom! You may notice a huge difference in your life and feel more freedom in many areas. Enjoy your freedom! If you need more resources on this see this article.