D-DAY

I woke up at 4:15 this morning hearing the Lord say,   I AM mobilizing units.  Legions are being dispatched.  I got up and began to pray and this is the word I received.

D-Day!  Things are about to change.  Mobile units are on the ground!  Thousands of angelic troops have been dispatched; forces at work are gaining ground and this is the time of change! The CHANGE AGENTS are being mobilized – Air to Ground and Sea Power dispatched to My BENEFIT.  I AM in it and I AM DOING it!  I AM making an appearance for CHANGE. 

Things are about to heat up!  Fireworks all about!  Air forces are in motion and Ground forces have arrived as well!  On earth as it is in Heaven!  These are the TROOPS of My angel armies- deployed forces for My Glory, coming to bring the change I allow.  I dictate in this hour and I rule in these matters of earth and sky, for this is My CREATION and I have the FINAL ‘say-so’ on everything.  Fear not and do not tread lightly in these things!  

NOW is the time for overtaking the enemy and he knows it!  You’ve got him on the run and there is no turning back!  FULL FORCES – FULL SPEED AHEAD!  TORPEDO RANGE in motion and ALL FLAGS displayed!  This is not a matter for the forces to hold back on!  ENERGY, FORWARD- HO!

When He woke me initially, the Lord spoke Matthew 12:30 to me.  By the time I got up and wrote all of this down, I had forgotten that, yet He spoke it again, reminding me.  He directed me specifically to the Message Bible on the table and I looked it up.  Ready for this?

In the Message version, Matthew 12:30 is under a sub heading titled, NO NEUTRAL GROUND- and verse 30 specifically states it this way, “This is war and there is no neutral ground.  If you’re not on My side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse.”

As you may understand it, D-Day is the military expression for the initiation of a combat attack, but as I looked further to see what the D letter means, I found it most likely stands for DAY; thus the meaning of D-Day equates – DAY of DAYS.  Listen, this is where the Lord has me and He’s been teaching me word by word and minute by minute over the past year in a very new vein.  He has shifted things and I can tell you without question, we are living in a new time!  He is doing a NEW THING!  Prepare your heart before Him and seek Him out on your part in it.

Even as I write this out, the Lord reminds me (repeatedly) in my dream last night there was a large green, cylindrical receptacle, It was almost like a huge vase, but bigger, like a trash can, except it was glass.  Around the top of it, I clearly saw the word KARIN written twice.  I knew I had to look up its meaning.  Simply put, it means, PURE.   Church, it is time to purify ourselves before God.  Take out the TRASH and turn ourselves COMPLETELY over to Him.

Open the eyes of our understanding, Lord.  Wake Your Bride.  In the name of Jesus.  This is my prayer.  Praise God that He would even regard us!  That He would see fit to speak to us is His pure goodness!  Spend time with your Father and Hear the word of the Lord.  Do not put it off.With love & belief, Jill

Only By His Power

 You are my King and my God. Decree victories for your people.  For it is only by your power and through your name that we tread down our enemies;  I do not trust my weapons. They could never save me.  Only you can give us the victory over those who hate us.  My constant boast is God. I can never thank you enough!  ~ Psalm 44:4-8 (The Living Bible)

It was April 3rd, and as I fell asleep, I began to hear these words,

“City of David,  Star of David; O Jerusalem, I yearn for you.  O Jacob, I love you.”

And I saw a huge MANE of hair and the face of Jesus turn into the Lion of Judah. And He said, “Judah, I Am.”

The mane was a darker brown huge and wavy, but I realized I was right with him.  His mane was like a CURTAIN right beside me.  I felt like I was touching it and He was there with me and I was with him.  I heard Him saying, “I AM keeping watch.”  ” I AM vigilant over My city.”  “The herdsmen feed My flocks, but I am watchful over them.”  And then I saw the Lion at more of a distance watching and waiting.

Then, He spoke again and said.  “ O Jacob.  I love you.

Edom is coming against you again and I am not going to allow destruction again.  No more will Esau overtake what is Mine to cast her aside.”

“For it is that Jacob I loved and Esau I hated, for his treacherous dealing with Me and his lack of care for the thing s of Mine, He is an abomination to My sight and as the watchman, I watch over what is Mine and bring to destruction anyone who comes against it.”

Then I saw a BUS, almost like a school bus, but dark in color and I understood it to be a military bus.  It was going down a city road and was clearly on a mission, barreling hard toward its destination.  I sensed it was invading and sensed it indicated a coming invasion against the City of God.  I fell asleep praying and when I woke up, all of it returned to me.

As I went to receive my daily Communion with Him, I prayed and heard Him once again.  He said, “I AM bringing the LIGHT of REVELATION!”  I kept seeing the Lion watching and I heard as He began to explain to me what I had seen.  “This MANE is a CURTAIN, a wall between the nations and Israel, as I keep watch, I not only SEE, but PROTECT with My MANE covering them.  But when it is time, I will pull back the CURTAIN on this and remove the mane that stands between us, and reveal Myself (the TRUTH) and expose the lies of the enemy of My Heart.  This ALL is ‘coming out of nowhere’ (the desert place) for Edom is the stronghold of the enemy agains Me and My ways.”

Then He said,  “Release the power of the Holy Spirit over My people and they will come.”

So I began to pray as the Spirit directed me to do,

‘POUR OUT Lord, Over the church, over the believers, over all men who would come.  Hold back no more Your power God.  Pour out Your Spirit in a new way, WITH NEW FORCE as a mighty RUSHING WATERFALL overflowing the earth and COVERING Your people, completely taking them OVER, in a RUSH of MIGHTY WIND and WATER, whisk us away in YOU, and let YOUR FLOW BE the RIVER we are caught up in!  At all times, COVER, COVER and POSSESS the land, people, and all the inhabitants, ALL of CREATION is Yours and Your waters are plentiful enough to COVER it all, over ALL the EARTH.’

This prayer was spoken through me by the Holy Spirit as He gave me the words, I simply declared them.  And then I saw the EARTH as though I was in outer space looking at the planet and seeing it, the Lord reminds me that HE has used it as His FOOTSTOOL!  I saw the color of the earth changing and becoming more BLUE, which I understood were the waters, and also I saw white with it, and then He said, “I AM INVADING the EARTH with My FULLNESS.  My HOLY PRESENCE is WASHING over My people and all the earth will know it is I.  THE COMING INVASION is of MY PRESENCE and I FULLY take over and I overtake the enemy, but first, I OVERTAKE MY OWN.”

Then the Lord said Isaiah 17, and I did not know what the content of this chapter was, but clearly and strongly I heard Him say it, so I looked it up and found this.  ONLY God!

Isaiah 17Living Bible (TLB)

“17 This is God’s message to Damascus, capital of Syria:

Look, Damascus is gone! It is no longer a city—it has become a heap of ruins! The cities of Aroer are deserted. Sheep pasture there, lying quiet and unafraid, with no one to chase them away. The strength of Israel and the power of Damascus will end, and the remnant of Syria shall be destroyed. For as Israel’s glory departed, so theirs, too, will disappear, declares the Lord Almighty. Yes, the glory of Israel will be very dim when poverty stalks the land. Israel will be as abandoned as the harvested grain fields in the valley of Rephaim. Oh, a very few of her people will be left, just as a few stray olives are left on the trees when the harvest is ended, two or three in the highest branches, four or five out on the tips of the limbs. That is how it will be in Damascus and Israel—stripped bare of people except for a few of the poor who remain.

Then at last they will think of God their Creator and have respect for the Holy One of Israel. They will no longer ask their idols for help in that day, neither will they worship what their hands have made! They will no longer have respect for the images of Ashtaroth and the sun idols.

Their largest cities will be as deserted as the distant wooded hills and mountaintops and become like the abandoned cities of the Amorites, deserted when the Israelites approached (so long ago).[a] 10 Why? Because you have turned from the God who can save you—the Rock who can hide you; therefore, even though you plant a wonderful, rare crop of greatest value, 11 and though it grows so well that it will blossom on the very morning that you plant it, yet you will never harvest it—your only harvest will be a pile of grief and incurable pain.

12 Look, see the armies thundering toward God’s land. 13 But though they roar like breakers rolling upon a beach, God will silence them. They will flee, scattered like chaff by the wind, like whirling dust before a storm. 14 In the evening Israel waits in terror, but by dawn her enemies are dead. This is the just reward of those who plunder and destroy the people of God.”

This was on Monday.  The following day there was the worst nerve gas attack on Syria in history.  I believe the Lord is speaking so strongly and clearly to His people of the times that we are in, so that they will LOOK to HIM and SEE the POWER of their GOD.  There is none other.

The Lord has put a strong and heavy pull on my heart to PRAY for JERUSALEM, and PRAY for ISRAEL.  I had prayed for so long to know the heart of God, asking Him to move my heart for what moves His heart, and THIS is the answer.  HIS HEART is FOR ISRAEL.  Bless them with your prayers and Bless the Heart of God.

With love & belief, Jill

9-1-1 Dreams

“God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, “Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.” ~ Genesis 31:24

Two nights in a row I have been given warning dreams where I needed to dial 9-1-1. Considering these, I was reminded that I had a 9-1-1 dream, in which I was attacked intensely, last April following the night of the women’s conference I co-organized.  It is apparent that there are times where the warfare is more amped up, and you may find this when you are involved in work that is particularly threatening to the enemy.  It is the nature of our journey on earth, while we walk through as ‘citizens of Heaven’, battling will be a part of our endurance here. We are in the battle either aware or unaware.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”  ~ Ephesians 6:12 (ESV)

I thank God that He is the our refuge and strong tower, protecting us constantly, in every way, and helping us even while we sleep!  He is faithful to watch over His children and lead us through it all.  I sometimes wake up realizing I’ve been praying even all night in my sleep.  These God-dreams have a way of making the lasting impression that carries me through the next strategic move of the battle plan.  That’s what it is, even when we don’t fully see.

In the first night’s dream, I was overseeing conferences and there was a woman walking quickly toward me who appeared to be trying to get away from a man I understood to be her former husband.  He was following after her and making comments that I could not hear, but it was apparent that he was making her afraid.  In the dream, I felt that I needed to dial 9-1-1, but couldn’t figure out how to use my phone or quickly find the dial pad because I felt panicked.

She looked at me in real fear and mouthed a silent plea for help, so I stepped into his path to intercept him and extended my hand to initiate an introduction.  He was a tall, handsome, strong looking man with dark hair who had an intense expression and visible scars on his face.  He acted as if he would receive the handshake I was offering, but he grabbed my hand hard and squeezed it, locking onto the knuckle of my index finger.  His eyes were full of hatred.  I yelled at him, “You are hurting me!”  He growled back, ” I know I am and I mean to hurt you!”

At this point, I gathered my strength and looked straight into his eyes and said, “You have NO authority here!”  I grew braver and finished it, “I am the one in authority and you will let go of me in the name of Jesus!”  He dropped my hand instantly and kept on by muttering things, and then walked toward the door.  I continued to try to call the police as he left.

Even on the surface, the meaning of this dream was pretty clear, but I received additional insight that really struck a deeper chord of understanding within me.

I prayed for clarity and received the message from the Lord,

“This man is the enemy of your soul, trying to put the squeeze on you to shut you down and disable your mission in Jesus Christ.”  “He is against you and can only grab ahold where you extend an outlet to him.  But when you speak your authority directly to him with confidence, he must drop the agenda he has against you.  He may keep talking, chattering on to try another way in, but you have the ‘call for help’ ready and in your hand.  Your LIFELINE!  KNOW how to use the weapons and tools you have been given to release yourself into strength and a position of REST from the attacks of the enemy.”

We know that our weapons are the name and the blood of Jesus, and the WORD of God (who is also Jesus) and remembering to consciously wear the full armor of God.

“…Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one…”  ~ Ephesians 6:13-18

Also, see the beauty of it is that we do ALL of this from a position of REST!  He is the God of all our battles.

“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:17

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not let your feet go out from under you. He Who watches over you will not sleep. Listen, He Who watches over Israel will not close his eyes or sleep. The Lord watches over you. The Lord is your safe cover at your right hand.” ~Psalm 121:1-5 (NLV)

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV

My friends, He is faithful to reach us in a thousand wonderful ways!  Sweet dreams.

With love & belief, Jill

A New Day Coming

“And I will perform wonders in the sky above and miraculous signs on the earth below, blood and fire and clouds of smoke.  The sun will be changed to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes.” ~ Acts 2:19-20

We were praying together before the message was to be shared and in the spirit, I heard a sound that sounded like radio static and a radio voice as the Spirit of the Lord said, “We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to bring you the Word of Truth.”  Following this, I heard the Lord saying, ‘You will know that I AM the Lord your God and there is no other.

The message then brought by the pastor was from Joel 2 “… After all of this I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your elderly will have revelatory dreams; your young men will see prophetic visions.  Even on male and female servants I will pour out my Spirit in those days.  I will produce portents both in the sky and on the earth – blood, fire, and columns of smoke.  The sunlight will be turned to darkness and the moon to the color of blood, before the day of the Lord comes – that great and terrible day!  It will so happen that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered. For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who survive, just as the Lord has promised; the remnant will be those whom the Lord will call.  ~Joel 2: 32

I heard these words in my spirit, ‘Out of Devastation, the new day can dawn.  Out of Destruction, there can come a new dream. Shattered Dreams can lead to the newness God has for us.’

It started with the 11’s the weekend of 9/11.  I saw them everywhere.  I understood 11 to be a number of judgment in the Bible.  I heard the word, ‘Devastation’ and following the 9/11 weekend, the Lord gave me visions and words of judgment day after day, and then began to speak about the exiles.  In early October, He led me to Isaiah 11:11-12 (below) and began to say, I’m bringing back the exiles.

“At that time the Lord will bring back a remnant of his people for the second time, returning them to the land of Israel from Assyria, Upper and Lower Egypt, Ethiopia, Elam, Babylonia, Hamath, and all the distant coastal lands.  He will raise a flag among the nations for them to rally to; he will gather the scattered Israelites from the ends of the earth.” ~ Isaiah 11:11-12  (TLB)

Then, these words came like a flood.  Nearer and nearer we go to the time when the land is restored to its people.  Its rightful owners are on the way home to claim what belongs to them.  This I say to you now, Not another day will go by before I begin to set things right.  I will not wait any longer for the devastation to come down on Egypt.  Look and you will see it coming – the abomination and desecration of the temple.  These people offend Me with their barbaric deeds and lack of respect for My people.  For I have chosen them out of all the world to be the people of their God.  And because I have chosen them, I will preserve and sustain them.  Because I have given them exile, I will also return them and restore them to their land and to Me – once and for all.  This is about to happen in the real.  Watch and see Me at work in the lives of Egyptian commoners – to My disdain- they have forsaken other gods and turned to Me for freedom, but not to be purified or made right with Me; only to feign a response to the devastation and destruction.  But I will have true peace and not hostility.  A ‘hostile takeover’ will not accomplish My will.  I will bring peace to the nation of Israel once and for all.  Forever, My name will be held High Above as ‘the GOD Who Saves Us’!  ‘Hallelujah!’  The people will cheer and shout My name!  Finally, they will come to the KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING of a FATHER who has loved them all along.  This TIME, says the Lord, is MY TIME, and My people will not fail to respond to My voice.  They will drink with Me and not poison their souls any longer with the drink of other gods.  They will eat of Me and receive all I have longed to be to them.  Forever changed, this will create a new way of living everywhere for them, as a new nation, and for all who follow Me and My way – JUSTICE is coming and IS (here) COME.

After He gave these words, He told me to read Jeremiah 23.  My heart raced in my chest. Read for yourself.  The Words He poured out above, I simply wrote as I heard.  I did not know the words of Jeremiah 23 (below) until He sent me to read them after.  God is faithful to confirm His word.  I don’t fully understand everything, but I know when I hear Him and He always provides a complete connection to His truth.  He is speaking to us.  I offer to you to take to prayer whatever your questions may be. This is only the tip of the iceberg.

Jeremiah 23 The Lord declares:

“I will send disaster upon the leaders of my people—the shepherds of my sheep—for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were to care for. 2 Instead of leading my flock to safety, you have deserted them and driven them to destruction. And now I will pour out judgment upon you for the evil you have done to them. 3 And I will gather together the remnant of my flock from wherever I have sent them and bring them back into their own fold, and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will appoint responsible shepherds to care for them, and they shall not need to be afraid again; all of them shall be accounted for continually.

5-6 For the time is coming, says the Lord, when I will place a righteous Branch upon King David’s throne. He shall be a King who shall rule with wisdom and justice and cause righteousness to prevail everywhere throughout the earth. And this is his name: The Lord Our Righteousness. At that time Judah will be saved and Israel will live in peace.

7 In that day people will no longer say when taking an oath, “As the Lord lives who rescued the people of Israel from the land of Egypt,” 8 but they will say, “As the Lord lives who brought the Jews back to their own land of Israel from the countries to which he had exiled them.”

9 My heart is broken for the false prophets, full of deceit. I awake with fear and stagger as a drunkard does from wine because of the awful fate awaiting them, for God has decreed holy words of judgment against them. 10 For the land is full of adultery, and the curse of God is on it. The land itself is mourning—the pastures are dried up—for the prophets do evil, and their power is used wrongly.

11 The priests are like the prophets, all ungodly, wicked men. I have seen their despicable acts right here in my own Temple, says the Lord. 12 Therefore, their paths will be dark and slippery; they will be chased down dark and treacherous trails and fall. For I will bring evil upon them and see to it, when their time has come, that they pay their penalty in full for all their sins.

13 I knew the prophets of Samaria were unbelievably evil, for they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel into sin; 14 but the prophets of Jerusalem are even worse! The things they do are horrible; they commit adultery and love dishonesty. They encourage and compliment those who are doing evil instead of turning them back from their sins. These prophets are as thoroughly depraved as the men of Sodom and Gomorrah were.

15 Therefore the Lord Almighty says: I will feed them with bitterness and give them poison to drink. For it is because of them that wickedness fills this land. 16 This is my warning to my people, says the Lord Almighty. Don’t listen to these false prophets when they prophesy to you, filling you with futile hopes. They are making up everything they say. They do not speak for me! 17 They keep saying to these rebels who despise me, “Don’t worry! All is well!”; and to those who live the way they want to, “The Lord has said you shall have peace!”

18 But can you name even one of these prophets who lives close enough to God to hear what he is saying? Has even one of them cared enough to listen? 19 See, the Lord is sending a furious whirlwind to sweep away these wicked men. 20 The terrible anger of the Lord will not abate until it has carried out the full penalty he decrees against them. Later, when Jerusalem has fallen, you will see what I mean.”

Receive if you can.  There is more to come.

With love & belief, Jill

SUPREME DREAM

The word came to me all night, waking me, SUPREME.  And as I drifted back to sleep and dreamed, again it came, SUPREME.  I would wake up and turn over, restless.  SUPREME.  And then, as He often does, with more intensity and additional words to clarify the direction.  SUPREME. ONE NATION UNDER GOD.  Often, I find the Lord gives words and dreams that come together in the waking.

I woke up and immediately recalled the dream.  My husband and I were in a city and had met with people here and there, keeping appointments.  The beginning parts of the dream were vague and elusive, in startling contrast with the rest of the dream.  I could try all day to remember some dreams and they are just not there.  I call those ‘ice cream’ dreams, caused by late night foods or simply problem solving in my sleep.  But the ‘God dreams’ are just the opposite.  These are so clear that I remember them with extreme detail and couldn’t forget them if I tried.

This dream is one that will not leave me.

As we walked through the city, we had a child with us.  The strangest thing to me was that this very young child was smoking cigarettes.  I felt very uncomfortable with it, but for whatever reason, we didn’t stop him.  It bothered me to see him smoking, and it looked so odd, as he was maybe five years old.  But I didn’t say anything.  As much as it troubled me, for whatever reason, I just kept allowing him to smoke.  As we went on down the street, there was a long vertical crack in the sidewalk with smoke billowing out of it, rolling up from beneath the sidewalk and through this cracked open section.

We were approached by a young adult man and an older woman walking together toward us as we were now in the immediate area by this broken sidewalk.  He stopped me and said, “That’s on fire.”  The woman rolled her eyes and said it was just steam. Then the man came close and looked directly in my eyes and said with calm certainty, “Something is on fire down there.”  They walked on calmly and without any more concern, leaving it to us.

I felt very responsible to investigate based on this man’s statement directly to me.  As I looked more closely down beneath the sidewalk,  I could see the source of the smoke.  All of this billowing smoke was coming from a lit cigarette sitting on top of a dumpster full of garbage.

We continued walking.  Suddenly, there was a huge gust of wind so fierce I covered my eyes and turned my head.  Debris and dirt were flying hard in this strong windstorm so much that Tom and I were both shielding our eyes and turning our heads to guard against it.  I was thinking I needed to tell the child to cover his eyes and turn his head, so I yelled to him and looked as he covered one eye with his free hand, but he had the cigarette hanging out of his mouth, so he didn’t cover the other eye.  I was so upset by the sight of it, and went over to him  saying, “You’re not doing that anymore.”  I even had to show him how to put out the cigarette because he was so young.  Then I held him and I told him, “No more smoking.” I also had the understanding that he might be addicted at this point, and knew that I would need to hold him though the withdrawal he would experience.

The interpretation came immediately.  The Lord spoke to me, saying,  I Am healing you from your regrets and showing you that I AM SUPREME over all things and able to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to My children, yet there are things I allow. And it hurts Me to see them because all I see is My children doing harm to themselves. YET, I allow until the time I say, ‘NO MORE’ and I put out the fire of temptation and extinguish the flames of lust, and overpower you with My love, and hold you through the hard times of letting go of what was not good for you – for I AM the GOOD FATHER.  I will not ignore forever, and what I allow and disallow always end up leading My children home to Me – and safe in My arms they do find rest and strength.

The child is you – too small to protect yourself and I AM walking with you through the turmoil and watching you – yet allowing you to make choices for yourself.  Even those choices that do obvious harm, I allow, because if I did not allow- they would not be- but I do, and I do know you in it– innocent, yet thinking you can handle it – so I allow, until I see that you are at the end of your capabilities and need rescued from more immediate harm.  And I AM moved by your smallness.  My heart is sad for your mistakes and I draw you to Me in your need to overcome.  KNOWING your FRAME and knowing full well that you are incapable on your own, I rescue you from yourself – even over and over again.

The city was the world and the sidewalk, your path.  I AM the parents walking with you, spotting danger and seeing the source of it- investigating the crack with the smoke pouring out, and lots of smoke from a very small source of fire- yet, on top of the garbage (which is the garbage man lights up as a stench to God – this manmade sacrifice – an altar of garbage with the smoldering cigarette on top of it- this is not a fitting sacrifice to Me.

SUPREME over all, I stand and I watch all of the goings on- and I wait.

REPENTANCE is in My HAND to GIVE- to allow My people to return to Me and My ways of sacrifice and not their own.

I rescue.

I call out the warning.

I give and I take away.

It’s ALL on Me –

By MYSELF I made the heavens and by MYSELF I will rescue all of mankind.

By My NAME all that lasts is done.

By My WORD and every word out of My mouth – ALL is CLEARED – REDEEMED!  Let the REDEEMED say so!  SPEAK on My behalf and not on your own.  Take care in your words, that they line up with Mine and do good, not only to those who do you good, but to ALL.

A REPENTANT HEART brings JOY to the BODY, and life goes on in a fresh way~  A new start gives health to the bones, and bitterness and striving snuff out life.  GO in peace and Bring peace to all you meet.

This is the word of the Lord as it came to me following the dream.  He is amazing! To think that God would choose as many ways as it takes to reach us, so incredibly patient and with His deep love, that He would continue to give us mercy and warning, explaining everything like a GOOD parent!  I hope this helps you and maybe gives you a point of focus for prayer, to turn your heart to Him again and again, as He patiently leads you into the deeper things and toward your final destination in Him!

With love & belief, Jill

 

“After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, “Stop being afraid, Abram,” he said,  “I myself am your shield; I am your very great reward.”  Genesis 15:1

Words Seal the Deal

“Could I have your word on it?” “Give me your word.”  I consider how often our deep loyalties are attached to our words.  Our speech matters.  It matters to God and others because it is the powerful force that moves, inspires, and creates.  Speaking may hold a hostage or release the captive.  Words make things appear and disappear.  They make people well and cause them deep pain.  Words incite riots and instill peace, they create division and bring unity.

Made in God’s image, we were made to speak powerfully.  But what words we choose determine whose side we’re on.  Does our speech mirror God’s life-giving words or the death blows of the enemy?  It really is that simple.  Do we speak blessings and not curses?  Peace or war?  Flow or resistance?  Truth or a lie?

If you have been the victim of hateful speech, you may recall feeling it inside, in the deep pit of your center.  Likewise, uplifting, encouraging, loving words are also felt there.  That center place is your heart, the very ‘heart of you’ and the core of your being.  Speech impacts us deeply.  Devastating or Healing, in the center of us, where our identity lives.  It’s a fragile place, susceptible to danger.  It is the place the Lord who made us says to guard above all else.

In Proverbs 4:23, we are told, “Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.”  Another version says, “Guard your heart, for out of it flow the issues of life.” I’ve got issues – think on where that starts, from where the issues flow. Words impact our very life center.  Our identity, what we believe about ourselves; who we are – decided with words.

We know well the Proverb, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  There is no wondering what this means.  Your words hold the power of life and death.  We say in the most urgent situations, “It’s a matter of life and death.”  Yet, do we seriously consider our words with this same urgency?  The Message version of this is straight to the point. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”  ~ Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)  You choose. (Ouch. Help me, Lord.)

The scriptures give simple direction on the matter throughout.  Speak Life.  Speak the Truth in Love.  Declare those things that are not as though they are.  Ask and you shall receive…

“But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak. For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.” ~ Matthew 12:36-37

Our speech matters.  It is the final word of completion when we speak over a thing in the name of Jesus.  His name and His blood ‘seal the deal’, as in Revelation 12:11 we find the word, ‘They overcame by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.’  The Blood.  The Word.  Jesus, The Living Word and by Him all words are given power even over death.

com·ple·tion – the action or process of finishing something.  synonyms: realization, accomplishment, achievement, fulfillment, consummation, finalization, resolution;

“The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me. His Word was on my tongue.”  ~ 2 Samuel 23:2

I heard the Lord saying,

I have done a complete work in you from before the beginning of your earthly life, and in this I caused all things of your life to be; I spoke and they came about.  I said it, and it was and is and shall be!  SPEAKING COMPLETION SEALS THE DEAL one way or the other!  It causes the tides to flow and the earth to move, direction of the winds; these are all set by MY speech!

So, when you speak, speak of these things –

Speak LIFE EVERLASTING, and it shall be for those who remain outside the covenant!

Speak JOY UNSPEAKABLE and the expressions of JOY will arise from the congregations!

Speak the urging to preach the GOOD NEWS to all you meet, and they too will share GOOD NEWS ONLY!  In Praise to Me, you speak!  In LOVE to Me, you sing!  In worshipful conversations, I AM found there.

So, never let this thought go far from your mind, since that is where your speech begins.  Remember the times you are in and know I AM in the direction of your path – every step.  Knowing this is your KEY to MOVEMENT.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.  Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”  ~2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NIV)

Lord, thank you for Your words and Your Word.  Let these live in me.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

With love & belief, Jill

 

Anointed to Heal by Randy Clark and Bill Johnson

What a pleasure to receive my free copy of this book from Chosen Publishers. This wonderful conversation between two of my favorite teachers puts the reader right there with them, hearing the encouraging stories of true healing. These stories and practical insights for praying for the sick provide exciting evidence that indeed, God is still a God of miracles, the same yesterday, today and forever!

In a most personal and relatable style, these men of God share the truth of the impartation of healing in such a way that anyone can understand and receive the blessing of the anointing. This book is a gift to those in honest pursuit of God. You will find Him in His gifts, but more than this, you will find Him by the intimacy of working in sync with Him.

A sharing of the real stories of co-laboring with Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, this book will infuse your faith to move forward in serving God.

Church, reading ‘Anointed to Heal’ will empower your will and belief to touch the world for Christ, in brave and courageous trust.

With love & belief, Jill

REGISTRATION OPEN for April 2017 Women’s Conference in WV

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2017 is bringing a spectacular display of God’s Glory!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
2nd Annual Resurrection Celebration for Women ~April 29th 2017

REGISTER NOW

Saturday, April 29, 2017 ~ You are lovingly invited to the Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, WV to  ‘COME and SEE the MAN’ who met the Woman at the Well.

Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”~ John 4:29 NIV

This RESURRECTION CELEBRATION FOR WOMEN is the second annual outpouring of the WV Ripple Effect.  We are ecstatic to bring everyone back together to share and worship the Lord!   If you are new to our conference, read on.  Last year, this event sold out before March 15th, and that was our first conference ever!  If you plan to come, register right away.

The People:

We are daughters of the King coming together from various Christian churches with a vision for the whole and healed body of Christ. Our gathering mission is the preparation of the unified body of Christ, to be His expectant bride, and usher in His soon and coming return. Our purpose is always centering on Jesus Christ and flowing outward to impact the world for His glory by spreading the word of truth. Last year, we welcomed over 400 women from 96 different churches across all denominations and 9 different states, in unity for Jesus Christ.

The Purpose:

God has a special purpose for you, and this day is a step on the path in that purpose; a key refueling station for your mission, a point of reflection and meditation, a refilling and a pouring out of worship for your Father. We pray your faith will be encouraged, your identity in Christ strengthened, and your mission in the greater body, clarified.

God clearly desires His body to come together without divisions, without concern for denominations or styles of worship. He simply wants your whole heart desiring to be filled with Him.

The Prayer:  We thank God for appointing this day and all who have committed to the vision for it. First, and always, we acknowledge and adore the Holy Spirit for His presence in our lives and for calling us together for a time such as this. If it were not for His faithfulness, this time would not have been spoken into existence.  He, with our perfect loving Father, and beautiful Savior, Jesus; all in ONE, our reason for everything we do.

April 29th, ‘Come See This Man’ Jesus, and in unity, let us be the whole and healed body of Christ, so that we may go out better equipped to share the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with the world.

Register on this website.

With love & belief, Jill

Jill Steele, Karen Staton, Ginny Vincent & Sharon King ~The WV Ripple Effect

Our Speakers:

  • Nayomi Thomas is a prolific speaker, as well as a wife and mother. Dutch born of South American parents, Nayomi is a linguist with a BA in Modern Foreign Languages and an MS in Organizational Development. For the past 17 years she has been planted in Kanas City, MO and on staff with the International House of Prayer, Kansas City as a singer, speaker and most recently an author, having published her first book entitled “The Thankables: Three little creatures with very large features”. Nayomi brings a worldview that is fresh and a biblical perspective that is applicable to the times in which we live. Nayomi and her husband Jaye live in Kansas City with their 3 kids Mahan, Justice and Addison.

 

  • Susan Pettrey ~ the second daughter of Jim and Carol Cymbala, pastors of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY, grew up witnessing great moves of God and His power to change the most hopeless of lives. She has served as a worship leader and soloist in the choir. Susan currently directs the BT Drama Company. She also directs the children’s ministry, BT KIDS!, where she writes curriculum and ministers to hundreds of children every week. Under her leadership, BT KIDS! has partnered with Secret Keeper Girl/Pure Freedom to host two inner city outreach events and is currently planning an in-depth weekend of healing for the single moms of Brooklyn under the leadership of Dannah Gresh and Pure Freedom Board member/Calvary Baptist Church State College’s Lynn Nold. Susan’s greatest priority is her wonderful husband, Brian, and three amazing children, Luke, Claire, and Levi.

 

  • Pat Farrell ~In addition to being the founder of Faith House located in Snowville, Va. she loves being a coach, speaker, retreat leader, student, teacher and Certified Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church. Pat is a passionate daughter of God with a heart only to please Him.

 

Pat and Nayomi say, ‘SEE YOU THERE!’  (Seriously, who is more fun than these ladies?)

Experience in the Heavenly Realms

In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.” ~ Ezekiel 1:1

On the morning of October 11th, I was caught up into the heavens in an experience that is difficult to describe.  It has taken me this long to share it because I’ve been wrestling with how to explain how this actually happened.  It was so completely unique from any experience I’ve ever had.  I have heard of people having similar encounters with Jesus, but I’ll admit, I was curious about what was actually happening.  Realizing these types of experiences have been recorded in the Bible, I still had questions as to how this could be.  I had been asking the Lord for more of His Glory, and finally, asked that if I could be taken into the heavenly realms, then I wanted to go!  Needless to say, this is an extraordinary experience, but very real.  Absolutely, there is so much more to behold in the unseen.

I woke up early that morning to the Lord saying, “Come up here.  Do you want to see moments in the miraculous?”  As though it was perfectly normal to do, we stepped onto an open elevator and He began to take me up and show me levels and rooms.

He said, See all of the gifts?”  “There are many gifts here, yet no one has claimed them.”  I asked, “What gifts?”  He answered, Everything!  Any gift you can want!  Healing! Faith!  Anything!”  I especially remember Him emphasizing HEALING.  I asked why people are not receiving these gifts and He looked so sad, even putting His head down.

Then, He said, “They don’t want them.”  As I looked, I saw people in hospital beds, suffering, but content to be suffering, and taking medicine instead of receiving these gifts.  They were turning their heads, not asking for prayer, and were rejecting healing in other ways; but desiring and receiving what we are accustomed to receiving in the world.  This hit me hard.  Suddenly, I had a clear awareness of our inclination to trust man and go with what we think we can see, instead of trusting God for what is truly there that we cannot see.  I realized we have become more dependent on man rather than God in so many ways.

Next, He showed me the UNCLAIMED PROPERTY Roomfor Descendants.

It was FULL of swords and shields, and full armor, all shining and beautiful; gleaming gold and the very best possible craftsmanship.  He told me it was purchased by the ones who had come before, through prayer, the ancestors had asked for these for people and they have not claimed what is theirs.  I asked, “Why not?”

He said, They don’t even know it is theirs.  They aren’t aware of their inheritance.  They have been captive so long, they’ve forgotten they are free to ask for anything and I will give it.  These are rightfully theirs, yet they wander around lost and sad – without the armor that belongs to them.”

Then He showed me the REMNANT ROOM.  I saw scraps of all kinds of material and it was  like the cloth remnants like my mother used to have on the floor when she was sewing.  I saw people that I assume were angels, but they looked like people, who were busy and paying no attention to us, all working with these huge scraps of cloth.  They were gathering them up and recreating with them, putting them together into NEW PIECES and making things no one had ever thought of making with them.  He told me these “leftovers” were cut off dreams and ideas that people had walked away from and never returned to pick up and try to use.  It was the saddest thought, yet I knew it was true for so many people.

It was very similar in the INVENTIONS ROOM.  He said these are toys for children and games that are good for them to play, all waiting to be inspired into life.  There are all kinds of inventions waiting to be made, but people have lost hope because creating them on earth has been made difficult by the processes of the earthly realm.  The rules and laws in place that hinder and slow people down have caused them to QUIT and give up HOPE.

He said, THIS IS ALREADY OVERCOME.  You just need to SHOUT THROUGH THESE! SHOUT PRAISES AND VICTORY IN THE REALMS and GO FORWARD, AND AS YOU DO, THE DOORS WILL SWING WIDE OPEN FOR YOU TO THE OPPORTUNITIES WAITING,

but you have to put up your head and LOOK UP and get OUT of the RUT you are in!  

THE HEAVENLY REALMS are FOR you!

People are striving too hard for these things, instead of expecting miraculous ways to open doors!  Shattered dreams restored.  Hope renewed. Love offered freely.  

People don’t even know what gifts to ask for or how to receive them! 

At this point, it gets more intensely personal, but I’m here to share encouragement for you, not to pretend I don’t struggle the same as everyone else.  He then turned to me and asked me what gift I wanted, and I couldn’t think of anything!  I was saying, ‘I want everything You have for me’, but I couldn’t really identify or name anything specifically.  It was like being put on the spot by a teacher asking a question and just going blank. I realized this is how we operate!  We don’t know what we want from our relationship with the Lord.  We don’t engage with Him as partners in our destiny. We miss out on LIVING in the ways He intends for us; focused and expectant!

I became determined to think of something and then realized the problem was that I couldn’t think!  I had been feeling like my memory just hasn’t been as good as it used to be.  I have wanted a better memory!  So, I recovered and asked for it.  And this is going to sound like OZ, but He handed me the most gorgeous gleaming bright and detailed GOLDEN BRAIN!  Just like that.  I know!  It sounds wild, but that is exactly what He did. He actually adjusted it on me, like He was ‘setting’ it somehow.  Regardless of how crazy that sounds, it is what happened.  And I completely forgive you for however you may be judging me right now!  I have since noticed that, indeed, my memory has been sharper, even with added depths.

Next, we arrived in a ROOM of BOOKS.  It looked like a library. There were shelves full of books, but many of them didn’t have titles on the binding.  These were the unwritten books.  He led me to a big table to sit and there was one book with a title on it.  He told me it was a book to read, and that although there were also books there waiting to be written, this one He had written for me to read.  He said, “That is why it’s on the table now.”  The title on the book was SAVE THE CITY.  I was stunned and just stared at it.  I knew it was an assignment for right now.  I asked Him, “How?”  He said, “Start at the beginning. Start at Genesis 6:1.”

There is so much there to understand, but it is captioned in one of my Bibles as, ‘The Corruption of Mankind.’  The substance of what He was showing me is a separate study beyond this post.  But the understanding of ‘Saving the City’, interceding for repentance and turning hearts toward God; this took my breath.  It is sobering.  Even though I know I am called as an intercessor, this is a daunting task; one over which I labor in the spirit continually.

The last room we entered was full of maps and said DESTIN-NATIONS on the door.  There were maps on the tables and angels talking in low and very serious tones over the maps.  They were planning and routing journeys.  Jesus was pointing to places all over the maps and discussing with these ‘navigators’ the details of the planning.  I understood them to be ‘navigating angels’ assigned to people and in charge of getting us from here to there.  They were plotting mission trips, assignments for moving to new places of residence, crossing oceans, and travel plans all being made in serious hushed tones.  It was the most amazing thing to see.  How much care and thought, the depths of focus being applied to moving us from place to place to do the work of our assignments in life; this new awareness will not leave me.

He then said, “Happy New Year in the Spirit and Miraculous Heavenly Realms!  This is the Day of Miracles!  I realized later that indeed, October 11th was the Day of Atonement; the most precious Miracle of all!  AWESOME GOD.  He is HOLY and SO HIGH above our ways!

We pray…Thy Kingdom come, Thy WILL be done On Earth as it is in Heaven.  Consider it now. Do we truly want this?  Do we even know what it means or is it just a prayer we have become accustomed to praying without thought?  I encourage you to seek Him for more.

I am only just beginning to see; He has so much for us, beyond wildest imagination, far greater, more interesting and immensely more amazing than our most far-reaching and creative ideas.

After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, ‘Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.’ Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne.” ~ Revelation 4:1-2

With love & belief, Jill

Review of Listen, Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman

Get free from the prison of self and cast your vision toward the God who IS LOVE.
This breath of fresh air comes from a woman who consistently shares the love of God for everyday life through an authentic and practical voice.  Being love means doing loving acts.

Listen, Love, Repeat ~ Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World is a great read, but also a handbook of reference you will want to return to again and again. Showing the love of the Father in everyday life examples, sharing classic stories of the Bible, and offering creative ideas to engage in actually being loving, this work not only emphasizes, but supports the care of others above self.  Opportunities to reflect and respond further offer the reader important encouragement to engage in loving acts.

Challenging the reader to live the adage of ‘Being the change you want to see in the world,’ Karen reminds us of the daily opportunities we have to live the love of Christ by giving first. Especially sharing the importance of loving the hard-to-love, the command of ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ comes to life within these pages.

Shedding light on what to say when you don’t know what to say or do, along with sharing recipes to share with those in need; Karen gives practical ways to share God’s love with absolutely everyone.

This is God’s way of loving. Others first at every opportunity, beautiful and real.

This book will make a perfect Christmas gift for anyone on your list.

Listen, Love, Repeat is something to Partake, Enjoy, and Share!

With love & belief, Jill