Acts 4:29-31: "And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness."
We have stepped into the days that the Holy Spirit and His angels spoke to me about 27 years ago when I still lived in Kansas City and was a part of the birthing of the modern-day global prophetic movement. This is indeed a critical hour in this nation and the nations of the Earth. We must discern the signs of the times properly.
- Days when the Middle East would be a boiling cauldron, and watchmen would be needed to pray a hedge of protection around the nation of Israel.
- Days when signs and wonders would break out across the body of Christ.
- Days when the Lord would say, "Put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe!"
- Days when a new Jesus People movement would begin to flourish.
- Days when the church would globally gather to be the House of Prayer for all nations in authentic 24/7 expressions.
I am so grateful to be alive for such a time as this. I have survived to be a father, a leader, a voice crying in the wilderness, and one of the veterans to help prepare the way in these Days of Harvest.
The following are Four Strategic Turning Points I am observing that are both promises as well as warnings:
1. The Middle East—A Boiling Cauldron
Recently I was given a "warning dream" stating that we were entering into the time of the "division of the nations." Nation after nation will take a stand against Israel and her land covenant with God and abandon her. (I do not like making this statement!) Many nations will take a dangerous position at this time concerning their posture toward Israel and the land. I have been declaring for over a decade that in 2013 a war would break out in Syria and the Gaza Strip and would spill over into fall 2014.
Tensions would then escalate and the Middle East would be a "boiling cauldron" where it seemed as though things were totally out of control. But I continued to look as darkness began to make advantages. I was looking for the promise in the midst of "time of trouble." Then understanding came to me: "There will be one nation that will arise in that dark hour—the nation called the 'body of Christ' who will be Israel's best friend."
2. The Sounds of Heavenly Hope
Recently on one of my very dark days of recovery from disc surgery, while recovering in my bedroom, I had an amazing audible encounter. I heard music I have never heard before. It was brilliant, clear sounds of orchestrated chimes and bell choirs ringing in my room. I thought I was hearing the amazing sounds of heaven in a dream. But I realized I was awake, and the sounds were echoing in my room.
I wondered what in the world is this? Never heard anything like this before! I searched my room to check the source: the alarm clock and my iPhone. But the sound of the bells and chimes continued to ring forth.
Then I realized, "Oh my gosh, this is not natural. This is the sounds of Heavenly Hope ringing audibly in my room."
Then all of a sudden, after about five minutes as the music began to fade away, I knew I had just received a message on my iPhone that I needed to check. Sure enough, right at that moment I received a notification from a friend of unusual encouragement assuring me that God had everything under control and that provision would be on the way.
Yes, the bells of Heavenly Hope are ringing in the earthly realm. Tune your ear to hear the sounds of heaven in the earth realm! Hope is on the way!
3. The West Coast Rumble
The word of the Lord came to me twice in the month of August speaking to me about the West Coast Rumble: a spiritual shaking coming to California and the entire west coast.
HE calls it The Rumble. He is going to RUMBLE along Highway 101 and Highway 110, up and down the coast, all the way from San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia and seaports all along the way. He will do a new dance step called the RUMBA—and the West coast will no longer be called the "Left" coast as He will RUMBLE with presence-saturated miracles performed with great ease. Get ready! The RUMBLE is coming!
I saw Mott Auditorium in Pasadena, California again in a dream on a recent morning. He said to me, "The birthing room is now in place—to watch over the movement as it begins. Travail will fall on Mott and many assemblies where they turn to seek My face. If they seek My face and not My hand, they will get both this time around."
4. The Door of the Harvest is Open
I have been given the opportunity to see a different realm of angels than I have ever seen. In the seer realm I began to see angels with sickles in their hand coming down the ladder of heaven into the earth realm. I inquired of the Holy Spirit and He instructed me that Angels of the Harvest have been released. The Scripture was illuminated to me from Joel 3:13, "Put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe!"
I was given an encounter where a door was opened and a wind blew through. It startled me. I turned toward the door and I asked, "What is this?" The Holy Spirit replied, "The door of the Harvest is now open." (I am not declaring this is the door to the Great Harvest, but rather another time or season in the Lord of the Harvest of souls coming in.)
Believe the Lord for divine appointments and pray to the Lord of the Harvest to thrust forth laborers into the field of Harvest. It is harvest time!
Therefore let us continue to pray from Matt. 9:38, "Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."
We see in part and know in part.... In this strategic season this is just a little bit of what the Father has been showing me as I have had more than 100 days of being in my room alone in my home in Franklin, Tennessee, recovering. But always remember, we who know Christ, "We are never alone! He will never leave us nor forsake us!"
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