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The Prophets Office

September 29, 2008

Biblical Foundations of The Prophets Office

Prophets

by Kenneth E. Hagin


1Cor.12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, SECONDARILY PROPHETS.Eph.4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, PROPHETS….

A. Are there prophets today?

1. Some would tell us that the office of the prophet has been done away with – that there were prophets in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, but there are none today.

a. There is no scriptural evidence for this.

2. The Word of God tells us that He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors, and some teachers (Eph. 4:11).

a. Some say the only ministries we have today are evangelists, pastors, and teachers.

b. The Word of God makes no distinction. It seems to me the list either stands or falls together.

c. For what purpose were they given? “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” Have the saints all been perfected yet? Is there any work of the ministry going on today? Does the Body of Christ need edifying? Emphatically, yes! Then all these ministry gifts should be in operation.

d. These ministry gifts will be necessary until Jesus comes for His Church.

B. What constitutes the office of a prophet?

1. Commenting on what the New Testament Greek says concerning the prophet, an outstanding Greek scholar said, “He speaks from the impulse of a sudden inspiration, from the light of a sudden revelation at the moment. The idea of speaking from sudden revelation seems here to be fundamental, as relating either to future events or the mind of the Spirit in general.”

A prophet speaks by direct divine inspiration, an immediate revelation – not something he thought of, but something given at the spur of the moment by sudden inspiration.

2. To stand in the office of a prophet, one is first of all a minister of the gospel, separated and called to the ministry with the calling of God upon his life. The prophet is a ministry gift.

a. A prophet is first of all a preacher or a teacher of the Word.

b. There are no prophets among what we call the laity – because a prophet is one who is called to the full-time ministry.

c. A layman may prophesy, but you are not a prophet just because you prophesy.

1. Paul encouraged the entire church at Corinth to covet to prophesy (1 Cor. 14:1-3).

Then he gives the definition of what the simple gift of prophecy is: “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort’ (v. 3).

Yet the answer to the question “Are all prophets?” is obviously “No” (1 Cor. 12:29).

2. Distinguish between prophesying – though a prophet might prophesy – and the ministry of the prophet.

ACTS 21:8-11 V.8 And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. 9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, WHICH DID PROPHESY. 10 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea A CERTAIN PROPHET, named Agabus . And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith, the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. The four daughters of Philip did prophesy. That means they were operating in the simple gift of prophecy, “speaking unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort” (1 Cor. 14:3).Agabus was a prophet. And although a prophet may prophesy what is revealed at the moment, Agabus is not prophesying here. He is just telling what the Holy Spirit had previously revealed to him.

3. To stand in the office of prophet, one must have a more consistent manifestation of at least two of the revelation gifts (word of wisdom, word of knowledge, or discerning of spirits) plus prophecy.

a. The three revelation gifts are:

1. Word of Wisdom: Supernatural revelation by the Spirit of God’ concerning the divine purpose in the mind and will of God. Always speaks of the future.

2. Word of Knowledge: Supernatural revelation by the Spirit of God- of facts in the mind of God concerning people, places, or things. Always present or past tense.

3. Discerning of Spirits: Supernatural insight into the realm, of, spirits. Seeing and hearing in the spirit realm.

b. Any Spirit-filled believer might have occasional manifestations of these gifts as the Spirit wills and as the need arises. But a prophet would also stand in the place of preacher or teacher of the Word and would have a more consistent manifestation of them. The difference is that the prophet has a ministry along this line. It becomes a ministry gift on a higher level.

c. A prophet is one who has visions and revelations.

d. There are three types of revelations and three types of visions. The highest type of revelation and the lowest type of vision are similar and sometimes a person cannot tell the difference.

1. A spiritual vision. A person has a vision in his spirit, or sees in his spirit. This is the first and lowest type of vision. Example: Saul on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-8). The Bible says about Saul that “. . . when his eyes were OPENED, he saw no man. . . .” Saul’s eyes were shut when he had this vision and saw Jesus. Paul didn’t see the Lord with his physical eyes. He saw into the spirit realm with his eyes closed. Actually, the Bible says Saul was blinded for a time, so he couldn’t have seen Jesus with his physical eyes. Later Ananias prayed for Paul that he might receive his sight (Acts 9:17).

2. A trance. Jesus pointed out to me that the second highest type of vision is when one falls into a trance. When one falls into a trance, his physical senses are suspended for the moment. He is not aware of where he is or anything that contacts the physical realm. He is not unconscious; he is just more conscious of spiritual things than he is of physical things.

Examples: Paul. When Paul went to Jerusalem the first time, he said, ‘And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; And saw him [Jesus] saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me” (Acts 22:17,18).

Peter. The tenth chapter of Acts relates the story of Peter’s vision in which the Lord told him to take the gospel to the Gentiles. Peter went up on the housetop to pray and there, fell into a trance” When Peter fell into a trance, he saw heaven opened. He was seeing into the spirit realm. We see from the Bible that both Peter and Paul fell into a trance and saw into the spirit realm.

3. An open vision. This is the highest type of vision. When this happens, one’s physical senses are not suspended. His physical eyes are not closed. He possesses all his physical capabilities, yet he sees and hears in the realm of the spirit.

John. In chapter one of the Book of Revelation, it appears that John saw the Lord in an open vision.

e. The prophets of the Old Testament were called seers. They would see and know things supernaturally.

1. The Lord reminded me of the time when Saul, as a young boy, was out looking for some of his father’s donkeys that had strayed away (1 Sam. 9). When Saul inquired about them, someone suggested that he go to the prophet and ask him where to find the donkeys, for the prophet Samuel would know where they were. Saul went to Samuel and was told that the donkeys had been found three days before, and that now people were out looking for Saul. Samuel knew this supernaturally. Samuel also asked Saul to wait, for he had a word of wisdom to him concerning God’s plan. Saul was then anointed to be the first king of Israel. Certainly Samuel didn’t know the whereabouts of every stray donkey in Israel. There could have been many stray donkeys at that time. God had a purpose in revealing this to him at that particular time, for it concerned Israel’s future king.

f. The word “revealed” is used in connection with the prophet’s ministry.

1 CORINTHIANS 14-29, 30 V.29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and LET THE OTHER JUDGE. 30 If any thing BE REVEALED to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

1. A prophet may speak forth his revelations through the gift of prophecy. This is on a higher level than simple prophecy.

2. A prophet may also bring forth his revelation just by telling what the Holy Spirit is saying.

3. Revelations are to be judged.

Comments: It is scriptural for others to judge prophecy (1 Cor. 14:29). People who don’t want their revelations – or prophecies – judged are wrong. And they could be into spiritual pride. Someone might say, “Well, the Lord doesn’t make mistakes.” Certainly not. But these spiritual gifts are being manifested through human beings who are imperfect. It’s similar to water flowing through a pipe. Water can take on the same taste as the pipe it flows through. Other people have the Spirit of God, especially those who are used in this area, so that’s why the Word says, “. . . let the other judge.”

g. Sometimes the prophet does operate in the place of a foreteller. This is the gift of the word of wisdom in operation through the prophet.

1. Agabus. He foretold a drought (Acts 11:28). He foretold what would happen to Paul in Jerusalem (Acts 21:10, 11).

Some do not believe that personal prophecy is scriptural. They do not believe that a prophet may have a message for an individual.

1. Agabus did (Acts 21:10, 11). He did not tell Paul not to go to Jerusalem. He merely told Paul what would happen to him there, and it came to pass.

2. Many times God has shown me things along this line that have blessed and helped individuals. We need this kind of manifestation today.

3. God does show us things as He wills to prepare us and to get us ready for the future. But you cannot turn the ministry of the prophet on and off as you please. It only operates as the Spirit wills.

4. God does use people sometimes to personally minister a message to someone else. Then sometimes they think they can give everyone a message. No! Those people who are always going around handing out personal messages and prophecies to everybody are in error and fanaticism and in dire trouble. Satan can mislead them. And he will do, it.

There is a similarity between the prophet’s ministry of the Old Testament and the New Testament. However, the prophet under the New Testament does not have the same status as the prophet under the Old Testament.

1. People of the Old Covenant went to the prophet for guidance. Only the king, the priest, and the prophet were anointed by the Spirit of God to stand in their respective offices. The rest of the people had no tangible Presence of God in their lives. The Presence of God was shut up in the Holy of Holies. They didn’t have the Spirit of God either on them or in them. Unless God just saw fit to move and demonstrate Himself in the natural realm, as in the case of Gideon, people would go to the prophet for guidance.

C. Under the New Covenant it is unscriptural to seek guidance through the ministry of the prophet.

1. Jesus said this to me.

2. (Heb: 8:6) We have a better covenant.

3. (1Cor.3:16; 6:19; 2Cor.6:16) We have the same Presence of God within us that was kept shut up in the Holy of Holies. He is living within us. Our bodies become the temple of God under the New Covenant.

4. (Rom.8:14) He is within us to lead us. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God’.

5. Every believer needs to learn to follow the Spirit of God for himself. He shouldn’t have to go to anyone else for guidance.

6. There are people who endeavor to control people’s lives through personal prophecy. I don’t know why they like to do it because it is unscriptural. They think they have something new and really it’s the spirit of deception. It is not the Holy Spirit at all.

7. Know in your own spirit that God is leading you. If whatever someone else says confirms what you have in your spirit, fine. If it doesn’t, forget it.

8. The prophet Agabus took Paul’s girdle and bound his own hands and feet with it and said:

ACTS 21:11-14 V.11 Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, what mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, the will of the Lord be done.

Notice something. Agabus foretold what would happen. But he did not say one thing about what God’s will was in the matter. Agabus didn’t tell Paul to go or not to go to Jerusalem. He did not give Paul any personal direction about it. Agabus just told Paul what was out in front of him. Paul had to make his own decision whether or not God was leading him to go to Jerusalem. Some people think Paul missed God – that the Spirit of God was telling him not to go to Jerusalem. That cannot be the case. For when Paul was arrested while on his mission, Jesus appeared to him in the night. ACTS 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. If Paul had been out of the will of God, the Lord would have told him so.

D. Put the Word first. Even though there are supernatural manifestations in your life, Don’t build your ministry on supernatural manifestations. Invite them and have, them. But build your ministry on the Word. Even if you’re a prophet, build your ministry on the Word.

1. God told me,” You can’t build a ministry on spiritual gifts. Develop your preaching ministry. Go ahead and operate in the spiritual gifts, but develop your preaching ministry. If you don’t, you’re going to wind up on the spiritual junk heap. “You see, I’m building on the Word, not on spiritual gifts, and the Word lasts forever. It never fails.”

E. It is dangerous to feel obligated to perform.

1. Some people who have been called of God, anointed and equipped by Him to stand in a certain office, have thought, I’m obligated to perform. So when the Holy Spirit is not in manifestation, they try to operate something themselves. THAT IS A DANGEROUS PLACE TO GET INTO. If the manifestation is there, fine. If it is not – don’t try to produce it yourself.

F. Discern the difference between the Spirit of God and familiar spirits.

1. There is no use being scared off because of evil spirits – actually it is familiar spirits which are operating. They are familiar with people and they communicate with the one through whom they operate.

2. (Exod.7:12) When God led Israel out of Egypt, you remember that Aaron threw down his rod and it turned into a serpent. The magicians did the same thing – they threw down their rods and they turned into serpents. However, Aaron’s rod swallowed up the magicians’ rods.

3. The devil knows some things. But he is not all-knowing like God. But the Bible talks about familiar spirits. They are here. And they are familiar with you – even though you are saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. If someone is in contact with them, they will tell him things about you.

The little maiden Paul cast the devil out of had a spirit of divination – a spirit of divining (Acts 16:16-19). That means foretelling or fortune telling, but it is the wrong kind of spirit.

The devil knows things that are going to happen to people if they keep walking just like they are. If they’re his children, he knows exactly what’s going to happen to them.

4. I know a certain person through whom the word of knowledge supposedly operated. He’d know things about people. He would just rattle off the revelation he had received about people. While he was speaking, I heard the Holy Spirit speak up and say, “Familiar spirits.” I knew the Lord was telling me that familiar spirits were operating through him.

5. How can you tell the difference?

a. From I Cor.12:1-3 V.1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, EVEN AS YE WERE LED. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that NO MAN CAN SAY THAT JESUS IS THE LORD, BUT BY THE HOLY GHOST.

Interpret this scripture in context. Paul is writing about spiritual manifestations and things pertaining to the Holy Spirit. Of course, a person could say, “Jesus is Lord” out of his head. A rank sinner could say that. But what this scripture is saying is, when the Holy Spirit is in manifestation, He always makes Jesus Lord. When it is the Holy Spirit in manifestation, He says Jesus is Lord. The Holy Spirit doesn’t attract attention unto man and make man Lord.

b. Does the manifestation bring glory to Jesus? Does it bring blessing to people? Does it bring them nearer to God?

c. Or does it exalt man? Does it attract attention to the human?

6. There’s no use being scared off because of evil spirits. GOD CAN TOP ANYTHING THE DEVIL CAN DO. The manifestations of the Holy Spirit are real. Let’s have the real manifestations that will bless people.

7. Be open to God and invite the Spirit of God to manifest Himself among us in the various and the varied ministries that He set in the Church.

G. Misconceptions people have relative to the prophet’s office.

1. Many think that a prophet is supposed to do nothing but prophesy. But the foremost ministry of the prophet is to preach or teach the Word.

a. A prophet does more than prophesy. In fact, very often when he is giving forth the revelation of the moment he is not prophesying at all – he is just telling what was revealed to him. For example, Agabus “signified by the Spirit” that there would be a great drought (Acts 11:28).

b. A prophet does more than have revelations. People get into error who think, I’m called to be a prophet (and they might be) so they’re always trying to have a revelation, or always trying to prophesy.

c. Before anything else, a prophet would be a preacher or a teacher of the Word. Jesus said John the Baptist was a great prophet, yet we have no record that John ever foretold anything. Rather, he forth told or preached the message of the Kingdom of God under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

d. The laying on of hands goes with the prophet’s ministry.

e. A healing ministry goes along with the prophet’s office. And when the prophet exercises the gifts of healings (or any ministry function), it is a prophet’s ministry in operation.

1. Elisha. Jesus said: LUKE 4:27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. Elisha had a healing ministry. And people knew about it. The reason Naaman came to Elisha was that a little Jewish maiden was captured by Syria in a war against Israel. She was a slave in Naaman’s home. When she learned Naaman had leprosy, she said,” . . Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! For he would recover him of his leprosy” (2 Kings 5:3).

2. Jesus stood in the office of prophet. His healing ministry exemplifies all the varied manifestations you would not see in just one person’s ministry.

3. A prophet’s healing ministry can operate through the laying on of hands.

4. It can also operate in various other ways.

a. Elisha didn’t lay hands on Naaman. He didn’t even go out to see him. He had a word from the Lord. He sent a messenger saying, “. . . Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean” (2 Kings 5:10).

b. Jesus ministered healing through laying on of hands. But He also ministered healing by other methods. For example, without touching ten lepers, Jesus said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the high priests.” As they went, they were healed

(Luke 17:12-14). Jesus spit on the ground and made clay of the spittle and rubbed it on a blind man’s eyes and said, ‘Go wash it off in the pool of Siloam ” (John 9:6,7). Why did He do that? Because the Spirit of God told Him to. He was standing in the office of the prophet. Gifts of hearings were operating through Him. Jesus was anointed with the healing power of God (Acts 10:38). And on other occasions, Jesus ministered healing by the transfer of power. In other words, people were also healed when the healing anointing flowed out of Jesus into them. The woman with the issue of blood is an example (Mark 5:25-34). (See also Matthew14:34-36; Mark 6:56; Luke 6:19.)

5. Concerning the healing of Naaman through the ministry of the prophet Elisha, Jesus said, “And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian” (Luke 4:27).

Why couldn’t Elisha get all the lepers in Israel healed?

Naaman was a heathen; he wasn’t even an Israelite. He wasn’t in covenant with God. He worshiped the idol Dragon. Why couldn’t Elisha tell all the lepers of Israel, including those who were in covenant with God, “Go dip in the River Jordan seven times and your flesh will come again clean as a little child”? Because God didn’t tell him to! You cannot go beyond the word of the Lord. The word of the Lord, no doubt, came unto Elisha and told him what to do in the case of Naaman. Some people who are not knowledgeable about the Bible said, “That couldn’t be God. If He healed one, He would have healed the others too.” The others could have been healed if they would have believed God and made contact with Him on their own, but somehow or another they did not.

2. Many think that a prophet should always know everything about everyone and everything that is happening round about him.

a. That could not be so. For if it had been so, Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, would have known he didn’t stand one chance in a million of getting by with what he did (2 Kings 5:20-27).Naaman offered the prophet Elisha gifts after his healing was manifested. Elisha would not accept them. So Naaman went happily on his way back to Syria. But Gehazi ran after him and lied to him. He said, “My master has sent me. After you left two young prophets came. And although my master wouldn’t take anything for himself, he said it would be all right to talent of silver and two changes of garments for them” (2 Kings 5:22).Naaman, thrilled about being healed from such a terrible condition, Gehazi more than he asked for. Gehazi took it and hid it. But when Gehazi got into the presence of his master, Elisha asked him where he had been. Gehazi answered,” ‘ . . Thy servant went no wither” (2 Kings 5:25). And Elisha said unto him, “. . . Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot?”

However, if Elisha had always known everything about everyone and all that was going on around him, Gehazi, who was with Elisha continually, would have known that. And Gehazi would never have tried what he did.

b. The Lord only tells a prophet what He wants him to know. He does not tell a prophet everything. Other Scriptures also indicate that the prophet does not know everything. For example, when the Shunammite woman came to Elisha the prophet and caught him by the feet after her son had died, Elisha said, “. . . her soul is vexed within her: and THE LORD HATH HID IT FROM ME, and hath not told me” (2 Kings 4:27).

3. Some think that because one is a prophet, they can ask him at any time, “have you got a word for me?’

a. You cannot conjure up these things as you will.

b. God may give you a word and He may not. The majority of times He will not.

Personal comments: The word of knowledge, the word of wisdom, discerning of spirits, as well as prophecy, operate in the office of the prophet. Because these are spiritual gifts, they will also operate in the life of any Spirit-filled believer as the need may arise or as the Lord wills. But the occasional operation of these gifts does not make one a prophet.

(If you do have a revelation, seek God for wisdom on how to handle it properly. Don’t just blurt it out. It is possible to shipwreck people’s lives and mess things up so that God won’t give you further revelation. You can grieve the Spirit of God so He won’t show you anything else because He can’t trust you.)

If God did call you to an office, you couldn’t step into it immediately. You’d make a mess of it if you did. But God will add a little here and a little there. If He does have in mind to put you in that office, eventually, if you’ll be faithful, when He sees He can trust you with it, He will set you in it. God will not violate the principles set forth in His own Word. The Spirit of God said through Paul not to put a novice in office, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil” (1 Tim. 3:6).

The same is true in other offices. If novices were put into these offices, Satan would tempt them and they would be lifted up and destroyed. I think some have been destroyed because they sensed in their spirits the calling, but instead of waiting for God to set them into that office, they tried to set themselves into it.

I can see the wisdom of God in my own ministry. As a younger person and immature mentally as well as spiritually, if I had been thrust into some offices and places I fill now, I would never have made it. I would have fallen by the wayside. When God used me, my head would have gotten so big I couldn’t have walked out of the door.

I’m glad God can use us. But I don’t get lifted up in any way when He does. It humbles me for God to use me. I don’t get the least bit of pride. I don’t even get excited or show emotion over a lot of things. I just say, “What of it? After all, I read in the Old Testament that God spoke Hebrew through a donkey. That didn’t make the donkey anything special. So if God sees fit to use this donkey, praise the Lord, God did it. Give Him all the glory.”

Don’t be taken up with names and titles.

And don’t go out and say, “I’m a prophet.” You may be one day, and then again you may not be. But if you are called to the prophetic office, let God set you into it. Don’t try to set yourself in a particular office.

*This is the clearest & most accurate teaching on the Office of The Prophet that I have come across. I hope this will help bring some understanding to the modern day New Testament Prophet, Brother Brad

http://seatedprophetic.org/prophetic-calling/welcome-2/signs-of-a-prophets-calling/

I have no choice! I have to Expose these Preachers…

August 31, 2008

After seeing & hearing what has happened in Todd Bentley’s Ministry in the last few weeks. God has spoken to me & said that it is time for me to expose a number of preachers secrets. That I am to let the world know what they have done…  I want to start with something that I experienced in 1987 right before I went to bed one evening. I was 25 yrs old & had been called into Ministry but had not preached more than a few times. I did not have a lot of experience with Dreams/Visions & I am only revealing this now because I think the world deserves to know! As I went to bed one evening in 1987 God gave me a Spiritual Vision of Jimmy Swaggart. I clearly saw his face. He was looking up at something that I can only describe as extremely demonic & it was tempting him beyond his ability to handle. He was grimacing & had sweat pouring off of his face. I saw the pain, fear & agony on his face as he tried to resist this thing. I could see that he was in a loosing battle. This experience left me stunned. I was a small monthly financial partner with his Ministry at the time & he was reaching the entire world. I will never forget what happened next. I openly said to myself out loud before I rolled over & went to bed. That’s Jimmy Swaggart. Why did God show that to me? That’s Jimmy Swaggart… he doesn’t need me… & I rolled over & went to bed without ever praying a single prayer! Within a year or so I was stunned into silence as I saw & heard on the TV the things That God had shown me that night had actually ended up happening to Mr. swaggart in real life. I felt like I was an inch high, Kind of lifeless. I knew God had shown me his heart & that he was fighting with everything he had but he was being overcome by these Demons (Fallen Angels). I have lived with that & thought about it a lot through the years. I have thought about all the lives that were effected including Karen Wheatons, John Starns & all the souls that were let down because of this man being overcome. I had thought about what a foolish statement I had made about him being Jimmy Swaggart & that he did not need me! I have often wondered what would have happened if I had have only fell on my knees & cried out for him instead of rolling over & thinking he was above such things as this kind of unimaginable temptation. I have often wondered if God had spoke to others? I have learned a few things through the years now as I have seen & heard with my own eyes the extent that Demons & Devils (Fallen Angels) will go to in order to take someone out who is on the front lines of the battle for humanities souls. I have found that it is not the people that are quiet & complacent that fight the heart of the battle but those rare people who give their all for others to come to know Christ. They sacrifice their lives, their health, their dreams, their goals their happiness & literally give their all until their very strength is gone from them. I want you to think about the cost of Ministry & being in the very heat of the Spiritual battle while I relate just a few of the experiences that I have been made aware of through the years. I knew two young ministers in their early twenties who had a pretty young girl move in upstairs in the apartment above them. Within a few days she began telling them how lonely she was & that her husband was out of town. They turned her off & then she began meeting them at the bottom of their stairs & inviting them upstairs to see her wild birds Etc.  When this did not work this really attractive, curvy girl got on their enclosed balcony & proceeded to take off all of her clothes & lay out in full view, while making sure they could see her! They both related that you could feel a very strong pull from Demonic influences working through this young lady. I have thought about that through the years. They were a safety for one another & related that they did not know how well they would have done on their own. I have known a number of ministers through the years who have related constantly facing such things as this, including one minister who several years ago went through an unbelievable attack that lasted for several months. He endured a constant barrage of the worst kinds of vile, hellish, thoughts/imaginations possible from Demonic Spirits that were trying to get him into pornography & sexual sin & out of the ministry at all cost. His battle lasted for several months both night & day & eventually completely exhausted him. He related that listening to praise & worship music, Quoting scriptures & praying all at the same time had little effect! He was eventually only able to short circuit the Demon Spirits (Fallen Angels) by humbling himself & calling 4 or 5 ladies that he knew who were intercessors & telling them what was going on & getting them to pray for him! That was a very wise thing to do as he related that before it was all over the demon Spirits were actually manifesting in his room in order to try & take him out.  I am exposing these hidden secrets today because I think you need to know what is behind the scenes of what Ministers face everyday trying to help you in this battle and to win souls. The big picture is that demons & their leader (Satan the leader of the fallen Angels) are bent on taking you to hell with them & breaking Gods heart. They know how much God loves you, so this is a type of revenge for them to try & disillusion you by targeting & publicly taking out the most effective ministers like the Todd Bentley’s & The Jimmy Swaggart’s of the world who are doing their best to try & reach you. If demon Spirits can take the front line guys out of the way eventually they will get you. The easiest way for them to affect you personally is to try & disillusion you! What a front line minister faces each & every day would startle the daylights out of the average person! I Just thought you should know these hidden secrets about some of these preachers. Ministers fight the good fight of faith…  they need our prayers like you can’t imagine. Never say that is ______ & he does not need my help. I assure you that he needs your help more than you can imagine. Please, please pray for front line Ministers & do not cut them to pieces. They could be doing anything, anywhere today, besides having to fight hell for you & me!

A proper perspective with tears in my eyes, about the hidden secrets of preachers!

Brother Brad

Shepherds Rod 2007 & 2008

July 28, 2008

I felt God speaking to me to re-post these 2 Shepherds Rods that could help people get through some of the things we are now facing as a Nation.

This is a list of the things that I saw while praying before Christmas, 2008

Sunday afternoon, December 30th, 2007

(1) I Saw Hilliary Clinton standing at a podium with disappointment on her face looking down. Is self appointed and not God appointed. I Saw many Ice castles (Bldgs. in N.Y.) crashing to the ground and falling over – things are going to crumble – this is not God’s Building (Structure). I Saw Hilliary wearing black, Something died (possibly Desires).

(2) I saw Cows (chickens) coming home to roost. I saw Black & White Cows taking the microphone and saying things politically that were going to disturb peoples political goals. There are things coming home to roost, there are upsets in the air. Durability is a word that I hear. Can they endure? I Saw a man who was a politician coming to the podium smiling with surprise on his face that he had won, happy, grateful, humble, he will do the job. Change is coming; he was rolling up his sleeves and getting to work. (I thought of health care Etc).

(3) I Saw political upheaval in Central and South American Countries. Politically, there was much pushing and shoving going on. I Saw longstanding Governments pushing back and taking a strong stand. I Saw a man (the people) standing in the street taking up for established Governments and fighting back. They will not be overthrown or moved by enemies.

(4) Canada is going to take the high road on a number of matters and leave the stench behind. I took this to be good morally based decisions on their Governments part. I also saw someone singing “Oh Canada” to the tune of “Oh Tannenbaum” with their hand over their heart. There is still a strong belief system in Canada and strong Moral leaders. God sees it and is going to bless them.

(5) There is going to be social unrest where people’s political futures are uncertain. People are going to take things into their own hands and put Governments that they can trust either in or back in power. This is very important, it is certain. I saw this twice.

(6) Earlier this year I was talking on the phone to a musician friend of mine when God gave me a prophetic word about secret codes and secret keys that God was hiding in music. We were both shocked to see the exact same words printed on the front page of “The Birmingham News”the very next morning (see Divinci article on music). God has shown me this same thing is going to continue to happen in 2008. I saw myself with my ear to the train track listening intently. New keys and new codes (revelation) are coming through certain types of music streams and or musicians that are listening to Gods heartbeat (soaking). There will be Special times and opportunities for those with their ears open and tuned to the sounds from heaven. Revelation will come in through an open window that you did not see. Many will miss this and think it foolish because of the business of life.

(7) I Saw Jesus contrasted together as a type of Barry Manilow (I write the Songs) and Dino. He had music in his hand & was giving it to orchestra (type) musicians. Music is being formed, tweaked and adjusted. I saw an angel playing drums and then getting down and looking under them, he began tightening and adjusting them. Specific sounds, vibrations etc. are coming, Words being given and written quickly Akeana style.

(8) Dreams, Idea’s and opportunities will literally appear over people’s heads this year almost like invisible balloons floating overhead. Those who quickly write them out in detail will be able to pray over them and see the real come to pass. The ones that are not quickly written down and eventually acted upon will be lost.

(9) There is a new open place between heaven and earth that is easily entered and you are welcome there. It is not imaginary. You can touch, taste, see and smell it. It is heaven on earth and it is now. The now time is here. Taste (touch) and see that The Lord is good.

(10) There is a defining moment that is coming to all those that have been tested and tried. I saw a (wide gate) huge wall on a old world arena (Rome – Gladiator, lions etc.) be opened by a very large smiling heavenly someone. All the people who had been preparing, warring and occupying the arena (until he comes) saw it open. Everyone in this arena realized something was different. There is a huge opening to go through and an elevator on the other side. Many will be surprised to see what God has prepared. Dreams, Visions and Futures will be found by all that step through. It is a new day and a new way. It is open, Step through, reach up and hold on to heavens hands (I saw a lot of smiles and activity on the other side.

(11) People that are holding tightly to the Kingdom of heaven will become less and less concerned with the worlds darkness and will become more and more Joyous over heavens reality operating in their lives in the here and now. Opportunities abound for the faithful and trusting heart – only believe. Contrast of light & darkness will continue. Those focused on the Kingdom at hand will begin to hardly even notice. Be busy about The Fathers work and him who sent you.

(12) I saw a huge wave of God Capable of covering New York’s tallest Sky Scrapers coming and Joni Ames (A type Prophet and Teacher) standing at the base smiling and teaching a classroom with a writing easel nearby. Many are just now being prepared for what God is doing and he will not leave any behind. There is going to be an amazing race to the finish and many people’s destinies and futures are going to begin to move at warp speed to get them into position for the big one. Those who have faithfully trudged through the mud will stand with tears in their eyes and hug one another as they see it all unfold. I heard the words Tsunami, Tsunami and saw people running to their doors smiling and laughing overcome with Joy.

(13) It is going to be very important to be a giver and a lifeline to the poor and underprivileged in this next season. I saw a man standing on a makeshift raft in about 2″ of water staying afloat and on top of the water by his giving. The impression is that being high and dry in this next season could be very devastating (To whom much is given much is required). I feel that this is a very serious warning.

(14) This is and will be a year of new beginnings; it is unlike any year in the past!

(15) I saw a wooden stick that had cut places on it where someone had been marking dates in time. The marks kept being erased and when someone would try & put them back God would erase them by giving the stick brand new bark.

Brad Hocutt

This is a list of the things that I saw while praying before Christmas, 2006 General:

(1) I see a contrasting of Egypt (all hell breaking loose) & the land of Goshen (peaceful & quiet).

God has shown me several times now a significant contrast of 2 different people reacting to the same tragic events. One is a man starring upward & is clearly stunned with a very terrified look of fear on his face. Standing on the right, behind the man is a woman looking downward, not sad, but totally aware of what has just happened. She is not happy about it, but has not been caught off guard because she somehow expected it. You can easily see she is a Christian because she is very calm & peaceful & not afraid of the future. God is providing for her. (She is the Church)

(2) I saw a man on a dark & stormy night, standing directly under a street lamp that’s light was somehow protecting him from a wind blown, driving rain. Mathew 5: 14 & 15. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill can not be hidden & Nor do they light a Lamp & put it under a basket, but on a Lamp stand, & it gives light to all who are in the house (world).

National:

(1) (In 3 pictures) I Saw a rocket going into space. Saw another smaller rocket under it, cross its path. Saw debris falling. I felt impressed this was a missile defense system capable of working in space.

(2) I Saw ladies working & wearing pink in a medical environment. I took this to be a breakthrough in medical research helping couples to have children – (Pink being pregnant).

(3) I saw a Submarine top out & then begin to submerge. I felt this was economic & may have related to the Stock Market. If this is correct there would be a clear trend by the 3rd month (Not sure of long term).

(4) I Feel strongly that there will be some kind of a challenge about six months out & that it will be very important as to how we respond as a nation – our destiny as a nation will depend on our response.

(5) I saw a row of Battleships (Ministries) that had been moving away from the enemies fire begin to make a right turn (back towards the shoreline). I Saw the turrets on the Battleships turning & firing on the shoreline.  New ground will be taken – Forces are coming to confront the enemy.

(6) I Saw sharp forked like objects right under the really pretty water. I saw small rubber rafts swiftly moving towards the shoreline with people getting ready to land & go ashore. I saw the sharp objects (Peoples Togues) in the water withdraw into the sand beneath the water. There will be an easy landing, not like Normandy. Not a military Invasion, but a spiritual Invasion. I saw many women & children going ashore, smiling & stretching comfortably, laying down pic-nick blankets (Provisions, Resources).

The Church (U.S.):

The harvest is ready. I saw a very kind hearted motherly type sitting with a child at a table giving him (The Church) good nourishing food to strengthen him & he (The Church) was pushing it away mad, pouting, wanting more & not wanting to leave the table. This motherly type (I believe The Holy Spirit) smiled at him & was patiently waiting until he quit pouting so he would go outside & work. I then saw this same child (The Church) as a young man & this motherly type (The Holy Spirit) as that of a doting, caring wife waiting on him hand & foot hoping & expecting that he would go outside & take care of things but quietly wondering if he was going to support her or leave her without support. She was depending on him!

I saw a wooden door latch (from a time where bringing in the harvest was common) permanently open, but we have to push the door open to see what is outside. God has provided everything we need; now it is time to go to work! Spiritually it is Beautiful & Spring with Flowers outside, but getting cold inside.

America will not see True Revival until we leave our comfortable Churches & go to the Streets.
I am hearing this Scripture reference: Preach, saying the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand…

The biggest overall statement I hear is Go!

Brad Hocutt

A PROPHETIC VOICE

The Housing Crisis & The Economy – Prophetic

July 24, 2008

In 1992 while living in Mobile, Alabama God showed me that one day a very large # of new Homes would be built Nationwide & that the day would come where the Government would have to pass laws that prevented people from being thrown out of their Homes in foreclosure. He showed me that there would be laws passed allowing the Homeowners & Landlords to pay a fraction of their Mortgages for a period of time & that no one would be allowed to take their Homes. I saw many empty houses as well as 2 & 3 families living together in other homes. I felt that during this time it would bring people closer together as they would have to spend a lot more time together & depend on each other. I recognized that it was grace that was allowing for their to be plenty of Homes for people to live in.

During this same time in 1992 God showed me that the Stock Market would have stability up to 12,000 but after that it would begin to struggle. He talked to me very calmly about Governments not actually being based on their money standard but that they were based on their Natural resources. He told me everything would be OK & I realized through this statement by him, that Governments could fail & that there could be some kind of renegotiation of debts among nations based on who had the Natural Resources. I strongly felt that this would be a time of America coming to God & coming back to God through this experience. I somehow knew that as God began focusing on Saving America the worlds focus would move to Europe & Israel.

During this same time of prayer God showed me a man who in the future I knew was the President of The United States. I saw this man sitting at his desk kind of depressed & not being able to financially go all over the world militarily & do some of the things that he wanted to do. I had a strong sense that God was going to seriously step in & take care of Israel & that it would be a very bad Idea to mess with her. America must stand with Israel in every way that we can. It is our only hope of successfully continuing as a Nation.

January, 2008,

A friend of mine from Pensacola sold his house early last year & has been living in an apartment in Tennessee waiting until he finds the right home. Recently I was shown the following vision I saw my friend standing in between his old house & An American Flag pole. There was a very strong wind blowing over him but it was not harming him. I saw A pressed white Dress Shirt flying through the air & it got caught on the flag pole. God revealed to me that a lot of white collar people in America are about to lose their Shirts over the housing crisis.  God saw this coming & wants to comfort us in letting us know that it will be a humbling experience but it will be OK. I felt God speaking to me that I needed to Re post this word as well as The Shepherds Rods 2007 & 2008.

Brad

Spiritual Vision: Wild Horses & Rick Joiners Donkey

May 10, 2008

Early Morning, May 9, 2008

I have been getting antsy about all the Revival activity going on & started praying & saying to Jesus: Lets Go Lord, Come on lets go, open the door I’m ready! You said it was time, let’s go already! Several hours later after praying this I Suddenly felt a very powerful almost electric horse under me & then I saw its face. It was wild eyed & had its ears back. It was in the shoot like at the Kentucky Derby & it was big time anticipating the gate opening & of shooting to the front wide open. I could feel this horse under me & I could feel the reins. I have had a lot of words concerning the race thats before us. I have had lots of words about shifting into high gear, about being on the drag strip with the lights going from Red to Yellow to Green & that its time. I have had people tell me that they have seen me on this horse & I have seen others on this kind of horse – lots of words, lots of anticipation. So when I felt & saw this horse under me I kind of got excited like, Yeah, here we go. God is so funny! Do you know what I saw in the Spirit when I looked to my right. I saw one of the funniest things that you could imagine for a horse race. I saw a donkey with its ears peeled back. It had the biggest grin that you have ever seen & rick joiner was on its back. It was loose & was taking what I would call these long sure strides (its strides looked like a camel stride more than anything else)! It knew that we were all looking at it, but it did not care. It was grinning & smiling but it was racing! I saw rick joiner on its back & he was kind of looking down at it & grinning to. He was letting it go wherever it wanted. He was not pushing, pulling or cutting into the donkeys sides. I did not notice the reins. I do not know how I knew this, but I had the distinct feeling that Rick was just greatful to get to ride. I realized after seeing this that there are a lot of people who have promises from God & are anticipating the doors or Gates opening & being off & running. I got a real message out of this! That Jockeying for position is not a good thing at all & that This race will not be won by the swift, but rather by the sure footed. I felt a don’t be in such a hurry message coming up.  I think that it will be best in this race to wait until Jesus opens the doors or gates & lets us go through. Don’t push or shove & complain about position in this race just Slow down & enjoy the ride!

Brad Hocutt

1 Co 13:2 – and if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

http://seatedprophetic.org/prophetic-calling/main-index/

Todd Bentley Revival – Re-Release of 50 1950′s Era Mantles

May 1, 2008

I watched the Todd Bentley Revival last night & felt Gods presence. I asked God what was going on. When I woke up this morning I felt a strong awareness of Gods Power & had a sense that something was new. As I sat there The Holy Spirit began downloading a whole lot of information about what is going on in Lakeland, Fl. Jesus said many have said that this is a new thing but the Lord said it is not. Rather it is a Re-Release of 50 1950′s era Annointings or Mantles if you will. I kept seeing Lou Engle as a type of Noah & saw this Glorious powerful light that was coming from all the spaces around the doors & windows of The Ark. Lou was allowing light to come back out of The Ark – the previous darkness had shut it up. I saw that the fourty days of fasting & repentance & the marking of the Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King during the Call was a direct response from God to the Re-Release of these 1950′s era Mantles. I saw that we were not to see this as something new but rather a Re-release. God showed me that nothing that has come into our Spiritual DNA has been lost. God began to talk to me about The Latter Rain movement, The Charismatic Movement, Rex Humbard, Oral Roberts & what God called The Toronto Outpouring & The Pensacola Outpouring which he linked together. He said that nothing has been lost but that this Re-Release is being added to the old. He said that many young people would call this the new, but that it is actually the Re-release of the 1950′s era Healing Annointings or Mantles if you will. I could see the Mantles lying on the ground ready to be picked up & that they could be started like a Chain saw or Buzz saw. God showed me that these Mantles are coming back directly as a result of the prayer, fasting & repentance. I saw several key leaders including John Paul Jackson, Rick Joiner, Bobby Conner & Pat Robertson that God is going to use in prayer & mentoring to help stabilize & maintain the Spiritual balance of all these Mantles that are coming back. God specifically pointed out that this perceived new thing would run concurrently with The Toronto & Pensacola outpourings DNA & that it is in fact a new day. I did not notice at first but later saw the parallel of the 40 days of fasting & 40 days of rain being related to Noah’s Ark & that the Ark was representative of Gods Glory. I also noticed the words Chain Saw & Buzz Saw & realized the word Chain may be a Chain reaction & that there would be a buzz about this.

Brad Hocutt

1 Co 13:2 – and if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Have you ever met a prophetic person that is mean, uncaring & unkind ? The Bible gives us guidelines to help Identify a Prophetic person that is properly balanced. The Bible states that without love a Prophetic person is nothing. The bible strictly says that Love is the first calling of any Minister or Ministry! When reading any prophetic word or teaching please keep this in mind: God is a good God! He is loving & kind! The Bible clearly states that Jesus came that you might have life & have it more abundantly. Think about it! God knows where you are! If He wanted to get you, you would be toast! The reality is; when we become stubborn, hard hearted & disobedient God begins to remove his blessings from us which allow hard times & trouble to come our way. God is love & wants us to repent of our Sins & turn back to him!

Open Vision at The Call Alabama – Civil War Battle field & Nazi Death Furnaces

April 22, 2008

April 16, 2008

On April 5, 2008, at The Call Alabama, I had an unsettling open Vision which was so strong that I feel I need to begin to address it. In High School, before I became a Christian I had a young lady tell me that she thought she was pregnant which as you might expect blew me away. Suddenly I had a million thoughts running through my mind of what to do including the thought of abortion. I thought about all the consequences & of telling our parents & everyone we knew that she was pregnant. I thought about this as well as abortion for what I remember to be ten or fifteen minutes & came to the very real conclusion that I could never kill my own child & that we would need to bite the bullet & get married. To my great relief we found out that she was not pregnant. This had been my only real life experience with abortion other than holding up a sign in a life chain once & talking to a few women through the years who had suffered serious emotional distress from having had an abortion. I guess I have kind of been in the background on abortion, Not agreeing with it but not saying much & not praying much.

During The Call I had a very unnerving & unsettling experience through an open Vision. I saw a Civil War Battlefield with hundreds & thousands of dead babies in glass jars laying on the Battle field with smoke covering them. You could see that some of them were just pieces & others were whole. As I was seeing this I suddenly saw an interwoven vision of furnaces with fire roaring in them in the background. I am not sure how I knew but I knew that they were the furnaces in War War II Germany used to burn up millions of Jewish people. As I watched suddenly a babies Spirit in one of the Jars closest to me sat upright & looked at me. In a very unusual & weird way it said what are you doing? (Not long after this vision during The Call I was Shocked as Lou Engle related a story about a speech that Abraham Lincoln had given concerning Gods Judgement coming during The Civil War that had related to the shedding of innocent Slaves blood.) I wrestled with this Vision for several days & tried to dismiss it because the baby was not loving & it was such a strange way that it talked to me. As I began to focus on the babies voice Jesus showed me that the reason it had seemed so strange was that there were actually two voices that had spoke at the same time. The voice on top was trying to keep the baby from being seen & the baby’s voice from being heard. It had asked me very nervously & suspiciously what was I doing. Like why could I see it & why was I there. On the other hand The baby’s voice was clearly being held under & was asking me in a kind of distraught way what was I doing; as in what was I doing about it! I clearly understood at this point that there was & is a parallel to the two events of Nazi Germany & the abortions of today. Jesus clearly showed me that it is the same Demon Spirit that so coldly & unfeelingly blinded the eyes of Nazi Germany that is so coldly & unfeelingly blinding America to the killing of babies today. I saw a parallel & rightly so of people being utterly outraged that 6 million Jewish people had been killed & burned in Nazi furnaces & that of 55 million babies (over 9 times as many) had been killed & that there is very little outrage. I know that this is a warning that America could experience war again on her soil if we do not repent & do something about this. I have a bad feeling that I may find out that babies are cremated after they are killed & that this is the exact same scenario as we found Germany in & that we are the ones doing it now & are guilty of the same thing only 9 times as strong.

I have had a number of experiences in the past few years where Jesus revealed that a Demon Spirit was behind a certain Sin, behavior or event that was affecting a person, Church or area. I am now coming to recognize this as the gift of discerning of Spirits in operation & that this is a very serious warning. It is intended to unmask this Spirit so that the body of Christ can see it, repent, pray & take it out.

Brad Hocutt

*A few days after posting this I was driving on I-20 in Alabama at daybreak & saw something so eerie that it took my breath away. I saw the same grass field & the same rolling hills that I saw in this vision. There was fog lifting off of the field & it looked identical to the smoke that I saw in the vision. Everything was exactly the same in real life as I had seen in the vision only the babies were not laying on the field. I sat stunned driving down the road thinking about what I had just saw when I suddenly passed a large green Interstate sign that read Lincoln. The name of the real life town with the identical field I saw in this vision is Lincoln, Al. *This is a very serious confirmed warning.

1 Co 13:2 – and if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Have you ever met a prophetic person that is mean, uncaring & unkind ? The Bible gives us guidelines to help Identify a Prophetic person that is properly balanced. The Bible states that without love a Prophetic person is nothing. The bible strictly says that Love is the first calling of any Minister or Ministry! When reading any prophetic word or teaching please keep this in mind: God is a good God! He is loving & kind! The Bible clearly states that Jesus came that you might have life & have it more abundantly. Think about it! God knows where you are! If He wanted to get you, you would be toast! The reality is; when we become stubborn, hard hearted & disobedient God begins to remove his blessings from us which allow hard times & trouble to come our way. God is love & wants us to repent of our Sins & turn back to him!

1st Nations Encounter & Tornado Dream

April 10, 2008

April 10, 2006

The following event actually transpired in both the spiritual world & in the natural world at the same time so I feel that it is very significant & I wanted to relate it to you. This word was given to several Local Churches as well as a number of Ministries in March of 2006.It is just now being posted on this site. I have come to realize that God is directing my steps on some of the trips that I take. God will send me to places with Biblical names and will begin to talk to me using the names of the towns and the different places that I go. On Friday March 17th, 2006 I left Birmingham, traveled through Atlanta & headed for New Hampshire. As I began to drive, I quickly sensed that God was beginning to speak to me about Indians and First Nations people. I began to pray in the Spirit and had a very strong first day praying. The Lord began to show me where the First Nations people were Spiritually. The week that I was gone, almost as soon as I started driving I sensed that I could identify with the plight of the Indian people & the Indian nation. I began to feel their hardships and their troubles & as a result that their lives had totally been uprooted. I had a sense that they did not know who they were and that they were spiritually wondering through the wilderness and had a great sense of loss and that everything they had ever known or had been a part of had been stolen from them. They felt powerless and were hopeless as a people. After I left Atlanta I prayed very hard from Chattanooga, Tn. all the way through New Hampshire and into Canada. I found myself noticing hundreds of Indian names and towns on the entire trip. Each was signifying things that had to do with Indian ancestry and ties to the land. I went through some of the most beautiful places you could imagine. God enabled me to see in a sense the Indians hundreds of years ago peacefully walking through these areas, preparing for winter and for meals, gathering things up and fishing. I had a real sense of harmony while I was seeing these things. I felt God wanted to right some things that were wrong and was very, very serious about this. God wants to visit the Indian Nations & the Indian people. I realized that He Loves them very,very much. This whole trip constantly pointed to the Native American Indians who had lived in the places I was traveling through all the way up through New Hampshire and into Canada. I had a sense that there were terrible and unimaginable sins that had been brought upon and onto the Indian people and the Indian Lands. There was a sense that the Land itself was now throwing these sins back. I sensed that God was showing me that the Land had become defiled by the lifestyle of Sin from the people who had come in & stolen the Indians land and other things. As a result of this many sins, hardships and trouble have come onto the Indians and the Indian Land. I could spiritually see that the Indian people were sitting quietly and were depressed with no sense of hope and that they basically had given up. While the Lord was showing me these things, I began to weep and I had a real sense from the things that God was showing me that he very much still loved the Indian people. That the Indian people had greatly trusted in His provision and His care, that they were a family oriented people and that they had pretty much lost their heritage and lands. This greatly concerned God. My trip lasted several days & went all the way up into & through the outback of Ontario where there was not a lot of places to stop. It was mostly Indian Towns with Indian names. I stopped to get something to eat at one of the mom and pop places that had the only place that I could park my truck. It was a little grocery store that had a Kentucky Fried Chicken next to it. I pulled into the parking lot & went in to the Kentucky Fried Chicken to get me something to eat, but the restaurant was closed. The young man at the front counter said all he could do was sell me 5 pieces of chicken for $5.00 and that was the only thing he could do, he could not make change or anything. I agreed to that and took my chicken back to my truck. I had been driving hard and was pretty hungry. As I walked back and got into my truck, I opened the box and started to eat a piece of chicken. Suddenly I saw a person come walking down a sidewalk near the grocery store. It was 22 degrees outside & about 6:30 in the evening. This person walked down to an old fashion glass telephone booth sat down & cuddled up next to the telephone booth against the building. I had a real strong sense that I was supposed to go talk to him/her. As I walked up to the person by the telephone booth, I asked if they had a place to go and were they going to stay out in the cold tonight? To my amazement and shock, it was a young Indian girl. She said that they had thrown her out at the clinic and that they would not help her. I asked if she had eaten anything and she said no. I went to my truck to get her some things to eat. I gave her some of the chicken I bought and some canned food I had and something to drink. She did not hesitate to begin to eat the chicken. I felt really sad and distraught for her because I didn’t know how to help her. I told her I could not take her with me, that my company would not allow me to. She seemed very disappointed and as I began to walk away, she said No…. and I looked around and said no my company will not let me take you with me. It really amazed me and blew my mind that by just giving her some chicken and a few things to eat she was willing to get into an 18 wheeler with a total stranger based on the fact the he had given her a few things to eat. I had a strong sense that she had no one to help her and no community, that none of the people cared anything about her. She was absolutely miserable with her life and very much wanted to be out of there and didn’t know where she was going or what she was doing. As I drove away, I was very emotional and just totally stunned that this could happen. I noticed; just really unusually noticed – all the nice buildings and all the names of all the white people who had nice homes in the Indian towns with Indian names. They were all warm inside as I passed hotels and street signs that all haunted me with Indian names while this young lady sat outside in the cold freezing with no where to go. I knew that God was talking to me about Indians. I knew that He was talking to me about First Nations – Native Americans and I knew that he was talking to me through this young lady. This was no accident that I met her! God had designed it! He had done it on purpose to show me that this was a reality, that the things that I was praying about weren’t my imagination . That night , Tuesday Night March 21st, 2006 I had one of the most powerful dreams that I’ve ever had: I was in a car with a number of other people and I saw the biggest tornado that I have ever seen. I have never seen anything like it on TV or a movie. It was as big as a hurricane, it was upside down – the bottom was huge and the top was little. I could see all the debris that was in the tornado. There were trees that had been uprooted in the tornado, with debris and things flying around in it everywhere. God made a special point of showing me the trees and their roots being uprooted. The tornado had a great deal of water in it which kind of surprised me. So much so, it looked like something you could see through, like a dishwasher or a dish washing machine. I immediately decided to go down into the cavernous canyon that we were traveling near where this tornado could not get to us. We found an old makeshift store at the bottom of this canyon. I could see old Coca-Cola advertising all around it. I realized that my grandmother who is now passed away was with me & that my mother and my sister were also with me. We went inside this store – It had clear plexy glass walls and a clear plexy glass roof. We were so scared that we decided to stay there thinking that we were safe. I realized at this time that the Lord showing me my family was representative of three different generations. We watched through the roof as this storm came right over us and to the right side. We were very very grateful that it went by us and we all went out to see what had happened. As we were all smiling and looking up suddenly the dust that was beneath our feet started twirling around. The tornado had come back for us and seemed to be reaching down to get us. We started to be sucked up into the tornado. As that began to happen I grabbed the door to the store and I pulled it open and managed to get us inside. My sister, my mother and my grandmother were all there and I pulled them into a cubby hole. I didn’t know why, but I backed in first and I pulled in my sister and then I pulled in my mother, and then I pulled in my grandmother. My grandmother (Generation) was the most exposed and the wind and the tornado almost pulled her away from me. In the sense of this I have a real strong feeling that something is coming and its coming as a result of us in America including Canada having treated the Indian people very badly and that there is some kind of divine justice that is beginning to take place. The Lord clearly showed me that the Indian people and the First Nations people, considering that they don’t even have a land or a country anymore have had and continue to have as much right to demonstrate and to fight for their rights as the African-Americans have, but have not done so, but just remained quiet. With this tornado, I also sensed that it would be or could be worse than what we have seen in three generations, including the great depression .I want to relate that I feel very strongly about this particular tornado, that not only is it representative of large tornadoes, but the water in it was actually representative of hurricanes and that after it had passed by us, it coming back for us & was some kind of judgement that we thought we had escaped and that the dust beneath my feet seemed very much to be like the dust in the dust bowl in the great depression. I think that opening the door to the store-house (provisions) is an absolute key for those of us who want to remain safe. I think it is very important that you understand this! The town where I met the Indian Girl was called Blind River. I think that this is representative of God saying that we are blind to these things. As you might expect , this dream, this experience left me just shaken and just really unable to function or talk for a couple of days and I have thought more and more about it and I realized that this was a national event and I needed to put it down on paper and on CD for other people to deal with rather than just me.

1 Co 13:2 – and if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Have you ever met a prophetic person that is mean, uncaring & unkind ? The Bible gives us guidelines to help Identify a Prophetic person that is properly balanced. The Bible states that without love a Prophetic person is nothing. The bible strictly says that Love is the first calling of any Minister or Ministry! When reading any prophetic word or teaching please keep this in mind: God is a good God! He is loving & kind! The Bible clearly states that Jesus came that you might have life & have it more abundantly. Think about it! God knows where you are! If He wanted to get you, you would be toast! The reality is; when we become stubborn, hard hearted & disobedient God begins to remove his blessings from us which allow hard times & trouble to come our way. God is love & wants us to repent of our Sins & turn back to him!

A Prophetic Voice

December 31, 2007

Early in the morning on February 15th, 2006 I had a very unusual dream! In this dream I suddenly found myself sitting in a sailboat with my Sister & a friend (Sisters & Brothers in Christ) holding a TV with a Radar Screen on it! As I looked down at the Radar Screen I saw a Tornado coming across it. In the dream I suddenly said to the people who were around me; look, theres a storm coming! Right after I said this I began to hear the leaves rustling in the tree tops near us. All of a sudden a huge Tornado came flying over a hill & it was headed right for us! What made this dream so unusual was that God confirmed this calling to me in real life the very next day. A lady suddenly said; look there’s a storm coming… her words so stunned me that I froze as I starred at the TV screen that she was pointing to… right in front of me was a Tornado coming across the TV screen on the Doppler Radar…

1 Co 13:2 – and if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Have you ever met a prophetic person that is mean, uncaring & unkind ? The Bible gives us some guidelines to help Identify a Prophetic person that is properly balanced. The Bible states that without love a Prophetic person is nothing. The bible strictly says that Love is the first calling of any Minister or Ministry!

When reading any prophetic word or teaching please keep this in mind: God is a good God! He is loving & kind! The Bible clearly states that Jesus came that you might have life & have it more abundantly. Think about it! God knows where you are! If He wanted to get you, you would be toast! The reality is; when we become stubborn, hard hearted & disobedient God begins to remove his blessings from us which allow hard times & trouble to come our way. God is love & wants us to repent of our Sins & turn back to him!


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