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Precipitating The Latter Rain 11/40

You are invited to join us for The Propel Fast! Please review Propelled To The Next Level and other words for the reasons behind the fast as well as daily encouragement!

It is time once again to examine our reasons to commit to The 40.  We must constantly refresh the reason behind the fast or we will be drawn away by the enticements of the world to what may seem better.

Why have you committed to press in to The Lord through fasting?

Whatever your reason may be for going into this fast, today, I want to give you another one. Fasting precipitates the Latter Rain.  The former generation experienced what they refer to as the Latter Rain and there have been many prophecies about the former and latter rain coming together in these days ahead using the passage Joel 2:23.  Though this is the passage used by so many about the coming releasing of The Spirit in a mighty way, few know the context in Joel during this time.  Another passage of scriptures you may know well is Joel 2:28-32.

Joel 2:28-29 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on My menservants and  on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

This may be one of the most referred to passages in the charismatic church especially since it is referenced by Peter in Acts 2:17-21 when the Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples in such a powerful way.  Again, it seems that no one knows the context of what is happening in the book of Joel preceding this.  We often overlook “minor” details that can lead us to a true revelation to how God wants to bring about what He has promised conditionally.  It is especially important to view the context because this passage starts with, me paraphrasing, these things will take place after something else happens.

If you read the book of Joel, this is a time of tremendous devastation in the entire land of Judah.  An enormous plague of locusts had come and stripped the entire country of all vegetation.  Famine and drought as well as starvation and death of man and animals was taking place.  This was the worst possible moment in the people’s lives, and they needed a solution.  The prophet Joel came with a solution:

Joel 1:13-14 Gird yourselves and lament, you priests; Wail, you who minister before the altar; Come, lie all night in sackcloth, You who minister to my God; For the grain offering and the drink offering Are withheld from the house of your God. 14 Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land
Into the house of the Lord your God, And cry out to the Lord.

The solution for this crisis is humility, repentance, prayer, and fasting.  This plague was a result of the people’s constant refusal to turn to God and follow His ways.  Therefore, He allows the effects of their disobedience to come upon them.  Turning back to Him is the only way to change their situation, and fasting is a sign of a true repentance and humbling of the heart.  

In case the people did not want to take the advice of a mere prophet of God, The Lord Himself gives the solution for their problem in the very next chapter:

Joel 2:12-13 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”  13 So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm.

Here, God calls for repentance, fasting, and prayer.  Fasting is a true evidence of a desire to change and come into line with God and His purposes instead of partnering with our own flesh.  This is what will cause the grace and mercy of Heaven to be made evident in our lives.  This is not just a call for certain group of people like the holy priests or pastors.  Vs. 15-17 tells us that it is for:

  • People
  • The Congregation
  • Elders
  • Children
  • Babies
  • Newlyweds
  • Priests

No one is left out of this call to come to the Lord in repentance, fasting, and prayer.  No this is not a mandatory thing.  However, this is what is referring to in Vs. 28 after you come as an entire people in humility, repentance, fasting, and prayer then God will pour out His Spirit.  The apostles received The Holy Spirit after waiting and in unity in The Upper Room for 10 days.  We know they were praying together, but I believe they were fasting as well.  The outbreak of The Spirit at Azusa was a result of 10 days of fasting and praying together.

Here we are, committed to The Lord and each other for The 40.  What can God do with our hearts that come to Him in humility, repentance, fasting, and prayer?

Jesus, I ask that you will take this simple offering of my life, my commitment to you and use it for Your Kingdom.  I desire for The Great Outpouring of The Spirit that has so often been talked about.  I come to you in humility, repentance, fasting, and prayer right now.  Come and move in a mighty way that you may receive the glory that is due Your name!!!

Practical – 

  • Read Joel 1-2
  • Ask Holy Spirit to reveal how you can partner with Him in your personal prayer time
  • Ask Him to reveal how to call your community into humility, repentance, fasting, and prayer
  • Be obedient to all that He speaks.

Be blessed with the power to partner with Holy Spirit in precipitating the Latter Rain.  May this lifestyle propel you into the next level with Him!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Venezuela: Time to Shake Loose

Opposition supporters clash with riot security forces while rallying against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

Venezuelan crisis

Yesterday morning, the Lord laid the nation of Venezuela on my heart, reminding me of a Word He spoke to me while in prayer a week ago over the nation. Venezuela has been in a major economic and political crisis for eight years due to the poor decisions of then president, Hugo Chávez, and now president, Nicolás Maduro. It is one of the most violent nations in the world, and we are seeing a mass exodus of Venezuelans fleeing the corruption, violence, poverty, and seeking refuge and asylum. There is truly a great need for a move of God in Venezuela. Desperation has sank in and the nation is in great need for an answer to the crisis at hand.

Prophetic Word for Venezuela- AUGUST 22, 2018

Change. Change is necessary to see a shaking in hierarchy. There is a place where many would seek to disrupt the already fragile economic systems for their own selfish gain. It is through these that the enemy would like to use to completely cripple the nation unto permanence. There are hidden cells of corruption that the enemy is moving and operating through to bring destruction from the inside out. Yes, many do not even know about them. The enemy would seek to have these cells remain in the dark, unseen by the eyes of big brother.

Surely, I tell you, there will be a shaking take place in the heart repetitively until the powers of darkness’ hold is shaken loose and its restrictive grip around your neck is loosed. No longer will your life be choked out and no longer will you suffocate under the hold and shadow of corruption. Hold on for a time longer and watch as I shake you right-side up.

While in prayer last week, honestly knowing nothing about what is and has been taking place in Venezuela, the Lord released this Word concerning the matters at hand. Little did I know at the release of the Word that the day prior, as well as the same day of the 22nd, there were category 7 and higher earthquakes taking place along the northern coast of the nation, which the capital of Caracas resides along.

We must begin to pray for the nation of Venezuela with great fervency. From this Word, I believe that there will be repeated shakings take place within the land as a manifestation of the shakings taking place in the spiritual realm, as the Lord sifts Venezuela. With so much corruption bearing down upon the people, only death is looming overhead as the strong grip of the enemy seeks to choke out the life of this rich nation. An intervention is needed to redirect the tide of the nation from one of poverty and malnourishment unto fulfillment.

As I write this, I feel the Lord highlighting one key component to all of this. I hear Him saying,

Venezuela was created to be rich in oil. It is the most oil-enriched nation on earth. Nations come to her light to receive the oil of fulfilling. But instead of relying on Me to replenish her sediment, she has sold herself to outlying hands. She has relied on the sustenance and sustainability of others. Those in charge of leading her into greater potential and into freedom has instead led her into starvation. They have torn her down and devalued her to the point of prostitution. Corruption set in and began to eat away at her wealth and health. Death’s hold is strong, but I declare that MY hold is unbreakable!

Watch as I shake loose and break the hold of corrosion upon your very being. You will begin to see life resurface and supernatural, creative miracles take place to restore and regenerate your land into a whole being. No longer will you rely solely on foreign lands to sustain you, but you will see My sustaining hand upon you as you find miraculous growth take place. Corruption uprooted, life established, and you will find that the oil of gladness will so fill the atmosphere that you can smell its fragrance. You will indeed be the most oil-enriched storehouse known to all nations, Venezuela. I will restore your worth and establish you as the vial of the oil of purity.

Isaiah 1:21-28 (AMP)
“How the faithful city has become a prostitute [idolatrous, despicable], she who was full of justice! Right standing with God once lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver has turned to lead, your wine is diluted with water. Your rulers are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and chases after gifts. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the widow’s cause come before them [instead they delay or turn a deaf ear]. Therefore the Lord God of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: ‘Ah, I will be freed of My adversaries and avenge Myself on My enemies. And I will turn My hand against you, and will [thoroughly] purge away your dross as with lye and remove all your tin (impurity). Then I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning; afterward you will be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.’ Zion will be redeemed with justice and her repentant ones with righteousness. But rebels and sinners will be crushed and destroyed together, and those who abandon (turn away from) the Lord will be consumed (perish).”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

URGENT: Syria on the Brink

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On April 5, 2018, the Lord placed a spirit of travail upon me, opening my eyes to the reality of the horrors that have been taking place in the nation of Syria over the past seven years and that have continued taking place even present day. The sorrow and pain in His heart for His children was so heavy that I was unable to bear the weight of it. He spoke an urgent word then which I shared my the post, Intervention for Syria.

I have been closely watching the events taking place in Syria and praying the word of the Lord forth. Early this morning while in prayer, He burdened me with a deep urgency to pray unlike other urgings that I have felt prior to. In this place of urgency, He spoke a cataclysmic word of the dire need for watchmen to arise and stand upon the walls in intercession for the nation and future of Syria.

The Word of the Lord came unto me saying,

Oh, Syria, I will not leave you broken, for I will restore you. The enemy has sifted you and tried to cast your life into the fire instead of your dead, lifeless, and fruitless parts. I have seen the sheer atrocities set upon you and indeed, I am and have been utterly displeased! I am sickened by the evil in man’s heart. With every life lost to the hands of evil, the enemy truly brings a holy righteous anger boiling forth from Me. I hear many crying out, “when will it end?!”, as the cries for justice burst forth from the blood-stained ground.

An assassination plot will be carried out against your heartless ‘leader’ and he will be removed, yes, plucked from his seat of power. Just when he thinks that he has it made, has taken control of you and is seated in his lush high place, I will rip his throne right out from under him; just as I did with Haman. His pride and greed has set him up in high places and his world will soon come crumbling down in a burning heap of rubble! Every stronghold that he has laid up for himself in high places will come crashing down around him.

I will use this time to break in and bring relief from the death, destruction, and decay that has rampantly spread throughout your land for far too long. BUT, YOU MUST PRAY, oh, Syria! This window of opportunity will be brief; and the enemy is a blood-sucking leech.

The battle in the unseen over your life is greater than the war that has ravaged your land and slaughtered your children. There is a great war over your very existence and the enemy is dead-set on continuing his campaign of death until nothing remains but ashes. YOU MUST PRAY with the urgency of Mordecai burning in your hearts, that the spirit of Esther would arise in this window of time.

The enemy’s runner-up in this edict of death is far more evil at heart that his predecessor; for he would seek to claim this throne illegitimately. Yes, he has been training up in the spirit of divination in the secret place awaiting his chance to take over. Even this man has been placing curses on Assad to get his opponent out of the way. As evil as the demonic influence has been within Assad, how much deeper the seed of evil that is in the heart of this Hazael.

Where Assad would seek to gain control of every square inch of your land, no matter the cost; Hazael would seek only utter decimation. Where Assad destroys indiscriminately; Hazael would annihilate with intentionality all of your weak and vulnerable ones to completely destroy your bloodline and wipe your future from existence. YOU MUST PRAY for Michael, My fiercest warrior to intervene with victory in this window and DO NOT HESITATE OR DELAY, for the enemy of your souls stands at your doorsteps!

Brothers and sisters, we absolutely cannot stand idly by any longer and think that just because these atrocities are being carried out on the other side of the globe that it does not affect us. Every single thing that takes place in the earth has a direct effect on the physical and spiritual present and future of creation.

No longer can we stand idly by in our pathetic apathy as Christians when the future of our Syrian family is in the hands of the enemy! If you look up pictures and read up on the news from this nation or any other nation in the world going through conflict and you find yourself numb and true compassion doesn’t engulf you to the point of beseeching the Lord for intervention and warring in the spirit, then you have allowed yourself to become so numb to the heart of the Father. You have allowed yourself to become separated from the reality of His design for us. It is time to awaken out of our spiritual slumber and step up to the plate. The enemy wants to keep us under spiritual anesthesia so that we are uncaring and unaware of the havoc he is wreaking in the earth.

We were created to shift and flow with Him, to partner with Him in what He is doing in the earth and in the heavenly realm. “To do nothing out of self-preservation is to be dead already.” This word is for Syria, but it is also for the Global Family of God. It is a call to come out of spiritual disconnect and to awaken to the reality that the power of the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. When we pray, we are releasing a thunderous sound into the supernatural realm that shakes demonic dominions, uproots unbreakable fortresses of darkness, and destroys the influence of the enemy in the earth!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh