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Press In and Press Through Till There’s Breakthrough: A Call to Fast and Pray!

Early yesterday morning as I sat in prayer and to seek the Lord, He began to speak to me. For me, one of the biggest ways that He speaks to me is when I submit myself to His leading and His voice, by putting pen to paper. Yesterday was no different.

I felt such a strong pressing of this word and of it’s imperative timely status in the spirit. A kairos moment is upon us! I very much sensed that in the days leading up to Pentecost on June 9, that Father is bringing forth from Heaven a slim window of opportunity to the Body of Christ to see promises revealed transform into promises fulfilled. This has become increasingly apparent to me in the past few weeks and the urgency of the hour at hand is increasing as well.

This is what He said:

“NOW IS THE TIME in which the windows of Heaven are open and My blessings are being released in great proportion. NOW IS THE TIME in which My angelic messengers are carrying forth into the earth promises longed for, hoped for, prayed for, and warred for. There is an opened access door into the storehouses of Heaven to deliver that which was once blocked of release.

BEWARE of a slumbering presence that seeks to hinder the release and to stall the revealing! It seeks to blind and conceal with darkness, the revelation of divine release.

I tell you truly, IF you will commit to set your gaze, focus, and sights upon My Kingdom in this hour, THEN  I will bring into you that which has been promised. I will send warring angels on your behalf to bring deliverance and divine release.

DARE TO DREAM BIG WITH ME!

DO NOT LET slumber fall to your eyelids lest you remain blinded and fail to receive that which is coming on the clouds!

STAY AWAKE AND STAY UP WITH ME!!!

Circle your promises and keep circling them until I give the signal for every demonic delay to come toppling down; yes, crumbling down!!!”

Beloved, we MUST NOT allow this moment to pass us by! We must not be like those who in Jesus’ day, dwelt among THE ANSWER to every prophecy they had held onto for hundreds of years; and yet, they were completely blinded to the reality that their Savior stood right in front of them. Even His own disciples, His closest friends, doubted His resurrected existence as He stood among them.

It is time to strip off all unbelief, all doubt, all fear and complacency, every lie, and every deception that would blind us to His Presence and His activity in the earth at this moment and in the time to come!

I must share that something interesting occurred as I received this message from the Lord. The spirit of slumber attempted to overtake me. One could say, “Well, you had four hours of sleep! Of course that would happen!” I don’t disagree. However, this time was different. I was wide awake at 4:30 to seek Jesus and it was not until He began to release this word that I sensed the onslaught of this spirit. I discerned it’s presence and I warred for the Word, though my eyelids be heavy. To my husband, it probably would’ve been the gentlest of warring that he’s seen from me; not noticeable, even.

I believe something natural in the Kingdom of Heaven took place. Because I had submitted myself to Him to seek and receive, He fought for me. Because He saw my hunger and longing, He slayed the giants opposing me. I will say, most of, if not all of the word I received was written down with my eyes closed as I rested in He, Who fights my battles. He began to expose that which sought to hinder the release of the word was indeed, the ‘slumbering presence’ in which He spoke of.

As I dwelled on this word, He reminded me of a prophetic declaration and song that came forth from my lips two days ago, “Press in, and press through till there’s breakthrough!” 

He then led me back to the Gospel accounts I studied last week from Jesus’ encounter with His disciples, Peter, James, and John in the Garden of Gethsemane, just before He was betrayed by Judas and led to His crucifixion. I was wrecked last week of His interaction with His closest friends in their last moments together. He chose them to join Him in praying, for the hour was urgent to seek God.

Mark 14:33-35 says, “An intense feeling of great horror plunged His soul into deep sorrow and agony. And He said to them, ‘My heart is overwhelmed with anguish and crushed with grief. It feels as though I’m dying. STAY HERE AND KEEP WATCH WITH ME.’ He walked a short distance away, and being overcome with grief, He threw Himself facedown on the ground. He prayed that if it were possible, He would not have to experience this hour of suffering.Verse 37-38 says, Then He came back to His three disciples and found them all sound asleep. He awakened Peter and said to him, ‘Simon, are you asleep? Do you lack the strength to stay awake with Me for EVEN JUST AN HOURKeep alert and pray that you’ll be spared from this time of testing. For your spirit is eager enough, but your humanity is feeble.'”

They couldn’t stay awake for even ONE HOUR! Why?!?!?!?! 

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He did this three times, going off to pray in agony as though He were dying. Three times He returned to find His closest friends asleep. I believe He placed a test before them of their devotion to Him through any trial that may come. He chose them specifically to join Him in His secret place; however this time, they joined Him in what was probably the sole dark night of the soul in His life. I believe it was perhaps similar to Elijah’s test of Elisha in 2 Kings 2. Elisha prevailed in this test and not only saw His father taken into Heaven, but also received a double portion of Elijah’s mantle because he refused to depart from his father and was determined to receive what his Father had.

However, I do not believe the disciples passed Jesus’ test. They did not refuse to depart from Him in this moment where He obviously was like they had never seen Him be. They remained where they were and allowed Him to go on in solitude to cry out to God for relief from the cup He was to drink of. What if when He said, “STAY HERE AND KEEP WATCH WITH ME”, that it was actually a command to abide with Him and an invitation to join Him in His suffering? Luke 22:43-44 say that He called for an angel of glory to come and strengthen Him.” Would that have been necessary if they had joined Him?

Verses 39-42 state, “Then He left them a second time and went to pray the same thing. Afterward, He came back to the disciples and found them sound asleep, FOR THEY COULDN’T KEEP THEIR EYES OPEN AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO HIM. After praying for the third time, He returned to His disciples and awoke them again, saying, ‘Do you plan on sleeping and resting indefinitely? THAT’S ENOUGH SLEEP! THE END HAS COME AND THE HOUR HAS ARRIVED for the Son of Man to be handed over to the authority of sinful men. Get up and let’s go. DON’T YOU SEE? My betrayer draws near.'”

THEY COULDN’T KEEP THEIR EYES OPEN AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO HIM. 

What came upon them and overtook them so greatly that they literally COULD NOT keep their eyes open and keep watch with Him and had no answer for Him as to why? I believe that it was the same slumbering spirit that Father spoke of in the message He gave me. It seeks to blind in darkness, the vision and provision of Heaven. The word for “keep watch” and “see” literally means, “to see in the spirit”. Jesus was not telling them to watch with their natural eyes, but to keep watch and guard with their spirit eyes. If it is allowed to operate, then it will block what is being released from Heaven to earth.

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I believe that in this hour, Jesus is calling His Bride to band together, stand together, and contend together through a season of intense and intentional prayer, fasting, and seeking. There are promises that have been pent up and blocked from release but His promise is that if we will seek Him in these ways, that He will send His angels to remove the barriers that the release may come.

I truly believe that we are in a brief Daniel 10 moment of time. Just as Daniel set his face to pray and fast for the release of revelation of the vision, WE TOO, MUST SEIZE THIS MOMENT WITH ACTION! I believe that just as with Daniel, if we do this, we will be met by the same glowing man to dispatch angels of deliverance. He is Jesus.

Per the urging of the Lord, I am calling a 40-day fast beginning tomorrow, May 1st until Pentecost Sunday, June 9th. I strongly urge you to join me! If you have been contending for miracles, healing, salvations, promises, deliverance; NOW IS THE TIME!!! Just as He met His faithful ones who remained through the release of Holy Spirit and fire on Pentecost, I believe that He is bringing forth the same in this hour!!!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

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A Wave of Peace is Coming!

This morning in prayer, the Lord told me to go back to a word He spoke one year ago yesterday. As I was re-reading it, He said it is time to share it publicly and that there are many of His children that need to hear this truth and receive Hope Confirmed.

A new wave of peace is coming upon the wind of outpouring!

The enemy in this last year has been hard at work to steal the peace of My children and to bring trials and tribulations that seem impossible to overcome. He has worked hard to delay and get in the way of the destiny and blessings I am prepared to pour out.

The plans and direction of many have changed because of the opposition and reaction that many have responded in. The lack of obedience of some who stepped into discouragement instead of victory has caused a shift and redirection of the plans laid out for others. Never the less, I work all things together for the good of My children; for I have called them to carry out My plans and purposes in the earth.

Behold! I am marching forth like a Mighty Lion to roar over your circumstances to say, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”, and to silence the enemy and end his tirade.

I have shifted the plans of many but the enemy is doubly defeated because when he thought he could put an end to My plans, he only provoked Me to double the defeat. He may have only delayed these plans; for you see, I will accomplish not only the new plans, but My original plans and promises will still come to fruition, just at a later date when all interference has been destroyed.

I AM VICTORIOUS IN IT ALL!

What a fool he is! TAKE HEART, My Chosen Ones! Discouragement will no longer hold you back! MY PROMISES FULFILLED ARE YOUR TREE OF LIFE!!!

Isaiah 41:8-13 (TPT)
“But you — My servant, Israel, Jacob, whom I’ve chosen, seed of My beloved friend Abraham — I drew you to Myself from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corner. I say to you: ‘You are My servant; I have chosen you. I have not rejected you! Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from Me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with My strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with My victorious right hand.’ All who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced. All who contend with you will perish and disappear. You will look for you enemies in vain; those who war against you will vanish without a trace! I am Yahweh, your mighty God! I grip your right hand and won’t let you go! I whisper to you: ‘Don’t be afraid; I am here to help you!'”

Proverbs 13:12 (TPT)
“When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Time for the Accelerated Ascent

This morning as I awoke abruptly at 5 to the sound of my almost two year old’s cry of, “Mama!”, I recognized that I had had a very significant dream that unfortunately I had no time to try and recall the details of, lest Elam wake up his brother as well. As the morning went on, I attempted to recall the entirety of the dream, though I could only remember one glimpse of it. I knew that it was pertinent and needed to be revisited, so the first moment I got alone after putting the boys down for a nap, I went to my new ‘wrecked’ spot in our PRAY/PLAY room to ascend the hill of the Lord and seek His face…perhaps He would also allow me to re-receive the Word/vision.

As I sat and prayed, listened to an incredible live conversation between Larry Sparks and Nate Johnston about “No More Delay” recorded last night, and reflected on the Word of the Lord for me this morning, the Lord began to direct me back to the place I was in in the vision in the night. What could I do in that moment but to write as He revealed revelations of glory?…

In the dream, I walked through a set of double doors like you would see at an event center or conference center. The room was almost like a large-scale conference room set to house about ten thousand people or so. There was the floor area where I was standing and gazing upward, I saw a secondary section wrapping around the room of chairs almost like an arena. The lights were dimmed in the entirety of that section and the focus was on the ground level. As I looked around the room, There were rows of chairs set up in two sections off in the back of the bottom level. There was probably enough chairs set up for about five hundred to sit in. The chairs were empty except for the right section which had about two hundred people.
I could see in the spirit that there was either a video that had been played or was being played that stated the calculation of the size of the upcoming global harvest. I knew that the group of people standing and seated in the chairs were the intercessors for the harvest. There were millions of souls that were destined to be reaped as a reward. I thought it odd panning around the room that it was primarily empty, especially since we are talking about the global harvest!
These intercessors were in deep travail, bold declaration, and in heavy warfare over the promise and release of the harvest. Suddenly, I could feel the intense desire and longing of the Lord for this entire room to be filled with His intercessors. I could hear the voice of the Lord emphatically saying, “No, no, no…this is not enough! The harvest is so great! Where are they that would prepare the way? Where are all of My other warriors that would strike the ground with their prayers and break up the fallow soil to make way? Do you not realize the time? Do you not understand that My blueprints have been drawn up and it is time to take hold of them, time to set your face like flint and tear down every demonic hindrance and stronghold in your land? AWAKEN TO THE REALITY THAT THE TIME IS NOW! I DESIRE NO MORE DELAY! It is time to stop keeping your blueprints at an arm’s reach; and to take hold of what will undoubtedly change the course of eternity! The projection of the harvest is immense, but I want it to be so much greater and the wave so much stronger! If My marked ones would rise up and open their mouths and loose their tongues, then I would come in and bulldoze every delay agent in an accelerated pace. Oh, how the harvest would become so immense as you truly take hold of what is extended to you!”

Hosea 10:12 (AMP)
Sow with a view to righteousness [that righteousness, like seed, may germinate]; reap in accordance with mercy and lovingkindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek and search diligently for the Lord [and to long for His blessing] until He comes to rain righteousness and His gift of salvation on you.
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I said, “Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.”

Beloved, the weight of the desire of the Lord for the awakening of His marked ones, His intercessors, His change agents is greatly overwhelming. The power of prayer and declaration is mighty in the Kingdom and bears much reward. With the global harvest, as well as in our own lives, we must readjust our mindsets. To say that we know these things are imminent, and then to do nothing with this knowledge is disappointing to the heart of God. He longs to bring these things upon His creation, but He also desire us to participate and partner with Him in what He is doing in the nations. To sit idly by and to do nothing will only aid in the delay of its release as well as leave us out of the blessings that are to come through partnership. 

Every single one of the chairs in the dream were meant to be filled with fiery burning ones, demolishing enemy forces, and establishing Kingdom release in the earth. Do not let the enemy bind up your mouth for when you decree and declare the things of Heaven in the mighty name of Jesus, all the angels in Heaven respond immediately. Once a declaration is spoken, there is a response on its way. A divine exchange.

A quote from Jennifer Eivaz wrecked me as I received this prophetic download, “Before there is ever a revival, the Lord will send an intercessor.” Intercession breaks up the hard soil, the fallow ground. Fallow literally means unused, unproductive, uncultivated, and left for a period of time without being sown to restore its fertility.

While listening to the “No More Delay” message stated at the beginning of this post, Larry Sparks shared some powerful insight and prophetic revelation Holy Spirit spoke regarding the delay of release of prophecy, “The prophets will prophesy. Where are My apostles to bring alignment to the Word? Where are the evangelists and teachers–the five-fold ministry? Where are the people that would actually act like the prophetic word is true and will reorient and realign their lives to accommodate the prophetic word?” The role of the prophet is to ascend to the hill of the Lord and in that place of seeking, He releases a word, vision, prophecy; and the responsibility of the prophet is to release such revelation at the proper given time. The four other roles of the five-fold ministry are to take the word, awaken to and allow it to bring transformation, and to put it to use in whatever way Holy Spirit leads. We are all called to pray, intercede, and war in the spiritual alongside the Greatest Intercessor (Jesus) to bring the will of the Father about. This shared partnership, this whole being then comes together in a divine synergy with Holy Spirit at work and thus the will of the Lord is released in power in the earth, in the nations.

So you see brothers and sisters, we simply cannot do nothing with the Word. We simply cannot allow it to be released and not take it up, pray it into reality, and run with it. We simply must not allow ourselves to become apathetic to the call and desire of the Lord. My question for you today is this, are you ready to rise up and receive, apply, realign, intercede, war, fight, run, and ascend until the fullness of the Word and desire of the Lord is released into the nations? Or are you going to allow it to remain fallow until a person and generation arises that is willing to count the cost and go all in? The choice is yours.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Holy Hugs

Daily Encouragement – 

My child, I hear you calling out to Me. I know that this is a time of seeking and asking for revelation. Know that I love the journey and adventure of you seeking Me out. 

As you seek the answer, you draw near to Me. You come closer to Me than normal. Just as you enjoy the special nearness of a small child giving you a hug, this is what is happening as you seek Me out. There is a nearness that touches My heart. 

Never fear! I will answer! I will bring revelation! I will provide everything you need at the proper time! 

Until then, enjoy being near me in My presence. I know I do! I love you and would never withhold and good thing from you. It just may be delayed for a little while as you are prepared and as I prepare the way!!! I love you My child!!! 

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

Psalm 34:8-10 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Now is Your Time!!!

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child! Now is the time. I have called you and set you apart for this time and these moments. Do not try to delay or hold back what I am doing or it will pass you by. Do not be afraid to jump in and submerge yourself completely in all of who I am.

I have called you closer and given you the desire for more. Walk in it! Walk into the deeper things without hesitation because this is what you are designed for. No more sitting back and watching others grow and step into the fullness. 

Now is your time to know Me deeply and grow faster and stronger. Now is the time to walk in the fullness of all I have for you. This is your time to step up into new levels and step out in carrying Me to those who need Me most.

Step into Me and watch me do it in and through you as you walk with Me! I love you My child!!!

2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Step Out & Step Up

Belize Day 4 – 

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Today, we traveled to a nearby orphanage.  It was frustrating to me that it took an absurd amount of time to get there even though it was not very far away. Somehow, stopping at the store and going to the bathroom, we lost about an hour, but that is what happens traveling with a team of 40.  I ended up playing Uno with some kids and talking with them the whole time.
After we got back, we went for a swim in the creek and then prepared for the youth service.
We walked back to Jubilee church where 3 hours of awesomeness took place and there were a lot of people who stepped out where they were not comfortable and shared words and prayed for people.  I prayed as a father over a young girl and God touched her to the point of tears.
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My brother-in-law Bryson got to share his testimony as part of the service and this touched and ministered to so many people.  I could see the walls breaking down as he shared openly and honestly how God raised him from the dead both physically and spiritually and turned his whole life around to a point where I am honored to call him my brother indeed.
It looks like the weather has a possibility of delaying our flights if things do not change. Interesting with the word that I got before our trip.  God did some amazing things tonight and touched many hearts.
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Devotion –
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Over and over, one can see men and women from the Bible being called to step out.  Peter stepped out of the boat literally.  In Acts, we see where Paul and His companion heal a man and the people want to sacrifice to them as gods.  Paul stops them and preaches to them and then ends up getting stoned to death.  God miraculously raises him from the dead, and he goes to the next town and does the same thing.  Paul was willing to step out and be obedient no matter what the results.  Succeed or fail, he was going to be obedient to share the good news.  Every time, God asks us to step out and be obedient, He is inviting us to step up into new levels with Him.
What about you?  Will you accept the invitation to step out and step up???
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Challenge –
Ask Holy Spirit for the courage to step out in full obedience to Him!  Ask Him to speak something challenging, and then step out and do it!!!
Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!