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Expect the Unexpected! 

The days have been long and hours of sleep short here in Spain. The sun sets close to ten o’clock in the evening, and we usually do not arrive back to the house until between eleven in the evening and one o’clock in the morning after a long day of ministering; where we sometimes proceed to eat dinner. The mornings are predominantly slow until around ten in the morning, depending upon which team you are on and if you have appointments for ministering to the lost here.

If there is one thing that I am learning on this trip that I could share with you, it would be that you have to live life going with the flow. More importantly, the flow of Holy Spirit! This is not a new lesson for me and I have walked through it before. However, it is one that I am learning on a deeper level. Winging it is completely not how I am wired. I operate well on a schedule and I like having a pretty clear idea of what my day is going to look like; but here in Spain that theology simply does not work. My husband has a motto that I hear quite frequently, “expect the unexpected!” I have found God reminding me of that numerous times on this adventure. Not one moment of this trip has been as expected. In fact, we missed our flights here after being stuck on the Tarmac for hours and the guys’ bags didn’t get here until yesterday.

Monday turned out to be one of those days. My partner this week, John, and I were to eat lunch with the pastors that we are aligning with, Pastor Pablo and Pastor Elsa. We met with them and enjoyed a full three course meal and spent a few hours with them at their church before we were to meet with our two appointments in the evening. What we did not expect when conversing with them is to find out the things taking place in their region; the economy is very poor with few jobs, depression, drugs, trafficking, and they were also surrounded by an amount of witchcraft that was cursing them and their church. They had also been through a wave of persecution from other ministers in the area. What I thought would be a meal for relationship building also turned into a time of encouragement them in the faith to stand strong, and a powerful time of deliverance, casting out demons, repentance, and prayer.

Expect the unexpected.

From there we headed to our appointments only to find we had lost our translator for the day and had to forego the appointments for another time; which led into spending more time with the pastors. When arriving back to the base, my mother and father-in-law were headed to an appointment with the co-worker of one of our translators and son of Pastor Abel, Israel; they invited us, so we tagged along.

Expect the unexpected.

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We met up with Israel, and his friend, David. David did not believe in God and from what I understand had an interesting perspective on how all creation existed; that it was more so like a video game with a game master. What a perfect set-up for sharing the Gospel!!!

We sat with him and got to know him. We talked quite some time about his desire to design a video game. Then my partner, John, in one mind-blowing swoop, transitioned into the greatest battle of good v.s. evil and how there really is a grand game master in charge of it all; and how the good wins in the end! We were all astonished at this!

Expect the unexpected.

After giving the parallel of truth against David’s own perception, he allowed John to share with him the story of the Gospel through the tool we are using, the evangecube. In the end, he ended up not choosing Jesus. He saw himself and his good deeds as enough and thought perhaps there was another way; even though we had already explained that there is no other way, JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY.

What do you do in a circumstance like that after you have been rejected in preaching the Gospel? Do you beat them over the head with the Bible and try to force them see the light and choose Jesus? Do you take them to dinner and continue to spend time with them and love on them the way Jesus would? We chose the latter. You encourage yourself in the the truth from Jesus’ own mouth in Luke 10:16 “Jesus concluded His instructions to the seventy with these words: ‘Remember this: Whoever listens to your message is actually listening to Me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting Me, and not only Me but the One who sent Me.'” We had been faithful in proclaiming the Truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection and the rest is up to God and that person. You trust in God’s promise that when His Word goes forth, it ALWAYS accomplishes what it was sent out to do. A seed was planted that will one day produce a harvest. In faith.

We went to dinner with Israel and David and built relationship. They will know Him in how well you love. Though we were disappointed David didn’t choose Jesus, we loved on him. For me, love went up to a whole notha’ level that night when I ate a whole fried baby octopus. Loving others for Jesus this trip has stretched me in many ways, including multiplying my prayer of blessing on what I was to consume: “Lord, wherever You lead me, I’ll follow; whatever You feed me, I’ll swallow!” I got to add another tag onto that prayer that night: “Lord, I’ll put it down; You help me keep it down!”

My challenge to you today is that you would seriously ask yourself this question: Am I fully submitted to being used of God in HIS way and HIS time, NOT my own? 

That morning in prayer with the team over the day that was ahead of us, I heard the Lord say, “Expect the unexpected!” In telling me that, He was inviting me out of my own agenda and into HIS divine design for the day.

Proverbs‬ ‭16:1-7‬ ‭(TPT‬‬)
“Go ahead and make all the plans you want, but it’s the Lord who will ultimately direct your steps. We are all in love with our own opinions, convinced they’re correct. But the Lord is in the midst of us, testing and probing our every motive. Before you do anything, put your trust totally in God and not in yourself. Then every plan you make will succeed. The Lord works everything together to accomplish His purpose. Even the wicked are included in His plans— He sets them aside for the day of disaster. Exalting yourself is disgusting to the Lord, for pride attracts His punishment— and you can count on that! You can avoid evil through surrendered worship and the fear of God, for the power of His faithful love removes sin’s guilt and grip over you. When the Lord is pleased with the decisions you’ve made, He activates grace to turn enemies into friends.”

If you found yourself in the same boat as me, will you join me in a fresh surrender to HIS WAY and not our own? Will you ask Him how you can partner with Him in His grand plan for your life today? 

I promise you this: HIS WAY WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN OUR OWN. It will also ALWAYS PRODUCE THE GREATEST ETERNAL FRUIT!

Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭(TPT‬‬)
“Within your heart you can make plans for your future, but the Lord chooses the steps you take to get there.”

We are but vessels.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

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2019: It’s All About Righteousness

While in a special service at our church on November 14, 2018, the Lord took me into an open vision in which He began to speak to me about what He was preparing for the coming year in 2019. I have stewed on the word and prayed about it since receiving it.

In the vision I saw a vast group of fiery young zealous ones who were burning ablaze for the Lord. Upon the Hill of the Lord, they began to form a line that extended beyond my eyes’ reach. As they lined up, I saw angels standing at an equipping station. In this equipping station were shovels organized in varying sizes. Each Burning One would take up their designated instrument, each sized according to the depth of their task, and would step over to another angel who would hand each one a banner. Upon the banner was written the word, “Righteousness.” As they took up their banner, with joy in their hearts, they began to run down the mountain in a purposeful, fiery descent. These were the trailblazers, the pioneers in what God is birthing. They charged forth to the farthest reaches of the earth, their assignments burning in their hearts. They refused to relent, draw back, or hunker down in the face of opposition and fear.

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Upon their arrival, they took up their shovels and struck the soil of the nation, city, and region that they were assigned to. To some their digging was but for a moment with garden shovels, for their treasure was hidden in shallow soil. For others, they required large shovels to dig deep and labored greatly to bring it forth; and to others, God dispatched angels to man excavators in assistance to unearth what was hidden. They would not relent until they brought forth the relics of the nations, buried and long forgotten. The relics looked like swords, jewels and precious stones, crowns, crosses, various weapons, and many other items of great relevance and importance to the history of these nations.
When the Burning Ones retrieved the forgotten relics, they ran with great violence to return and restore the relics to their rightful places. Awakening was upon their lips and modeled in their actions. I could see them meeting with diplomats, presidents, religious leaders, individuals, and many others from outward significance to unrecognized chosen ones. The relics returned were a sign to the nations to awaken to their purpose, awaken out of slumber, and awaken to righteousness unto restoration. They served as a reminder of where the nation came from, their origin in the faith, and their original design. The Burning Ones called forth these nations to Return to Righteousness.
They then returned from whence they came to the Mountain of the Lord. In their ascent, they blazed a path up the mountain. They met at the top and began to worship the Lord in unity. As their songs arose like sweet-smelling incense to the Lord, the nations began to flock to the mountain, following the fiery trails seared into the wilderness way. Upon the peak took place a divine convergence of the Burning Ones and the Returning Ones. Together as they lifted their praise, they converged to into the Sent Ones.

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This is what I heard the Lord say:
It’s time to Return to Righteousness. 2019 will be the awakening unto Righteousness. In this coming year, a trumpet will sound in the Heavenlies that will awaken My dormant ones. Out they will come, with a fire in their eyes and a fire burning in their bones. They will have awoken from their still state unto their prepared purpose. You will see them gather and with an accelerated ascent, they will shoot up like I have poured miracle grow on them. They will have been the ones that have been tested by the wait, tried by the fire, and emerge as the ones true to testify.
With thanksgiving upon their lips, they will run wearing robes of Righteousness. They will take up the tools for divine excavation. They will go forth, go out, and go up! As they go forth, they will carry awakening in their wings. The sound of their coming will shake the fallow ground and stir up age-old foundations — they will shake up old traditions and break apart every immovable idol. The thunder of their going out will resonate through the ages. It will be deafening to those who are far from are.
The ground trembles under their feet — a mighty army prepared and equipped for battle. Can you see them? My Burning Ones? Can you hear the rolling thunder of their arrival, as a great stampede of horses galloping upon the plains? If you haven’t, you soon will as they arrive. A sound quite like that has never been heard before and it will never be heard again! As they go out, they will charge forth with one heart and one purpose — to shake the nations awake and to set the ablaze.
They will come and begin their excavation process and they will be relentless to unearth Righteousness in the earth again. For behold, they will emerge with the Relics of a Righteousness in the nations. No matter the depth these treasures are located, these Sent Ones will not stop until they retrieve Righteousness and return it to blind and forgetful nations. Their message is this: “Return to Righteousness!” As they recover these lost relics, they will return them to their rightful place and prepare the way for the nations to return to Me. It will not be long before their message shifts from, “Return to Righteousness!” to “Righteousness Restored!”
As the nations come alive to the message/trumpet call of these catalysts, another trumpet will sound in the Heavenlies: “Time for the Ascent!” These catalysts have come down from My Holy Mountain to carry out My mission. As they did, they blazed a trail, a clear path for the nations to travel upon as they find their way back to Me again. Here, upon My Holy Mountain, they will join together and with one heart’s cry and seek My face.”

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Isaiah 45:8 (NKJV)
“Rain down, you heavens, from above, a
nd let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it.”

Isaiah 56:1 (AMP)
“This is what the Lord says, ‘Maintain justice and do righteousness, for My salvation is soon to come, and My righteousness and justice is soon to be revealed.'”

Isaiah 58:8 (AMP)
“Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your healing (restoration, new life) will quickly spring forth; your righteousness will go before you [leading you to peace and prosperity], the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”

Isaiah 60:1-4 (AMP)
“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you. For in fact, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness will cover the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem] and His glory and brilliance will be seen on you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Lift up your eyes around you and see; they all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from far away, and your daughters will be looked after at their side.”

Romans 1:17 (AMP)
For in the Gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, ‘The just and upright shall live by faith.’”

Luke 12:49 (AMP)
“I have come to set the earth on fire. And how I long for every heart to be already ablaze with this fiery passion for God!”

Luke 12:49-51 (MSG) 
“I’ve come to start a fire on this earth—how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront!” 

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

 

Prophecy: Dawn of the Sent Ones

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While praying last night to the Lord, I heard very clearly His voice saying,

“THE DAWN OF THE SENT ONES IS UPON US! The time has come for My Sent Ones to be unleashed! For a time you have been in the wilderness of preparation, and NOW IS THE TIME OF THRUSTING, of EKBALLO!

What the enemy intended to be a derailment of purpose and destiny, I have turned around for double recompense. Where the enemy sought to destroy, I have commanded victory for My children and the enemy will suffer double the defeat. What was once going to be a difficult road to plow, resulting in much toiling and labor, has become a LANDSCAPE OF HARVEST! Yes, gaze ahead and see the fields that are RIPE FOR HARVEST!!!

In the wilderness of preparation, I have been stripping off every weight and hidden snare that the enemy would have chosen to try and trip you up and to bind you on your path. I brought you into a place of deep hiding, where it seemed as if the world as you knew it was turned upside down; where it seemed as if every door that was once wide open to you in ministry, relationships, finances, favor, were being slammed shut in your face. I have heard the cries of My children, crying out from a place of deep desperation. Each and every tear shed in this season has not fallen to the ground unnoticed or forgotten. I have caught every single one and hold them dear to My heart.

Where the enemy took the opportunity to whisper in your ear during this quiet season that your destiny has been lost, forgotten, and forsaken, I have been there close beside you in every moment, echoing into the halls of your eternity: DO NOT GIVE UP! DO NOT GIVE IN! YOU’RE ALMOST THERE! THE TIME TO PUSH IS NOW! YOUR BIRTHING IS HERE! YOUR DAWN OF RELEASE IS UPON YOU! You’re in the threshold of the ring of Fire, of transition; and if you will HOLD STEADFAST AND KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME, you will burst through the doorways of destiny with monumental force and breakthrough, making quite an entrance! Now is not the time to decide to abort the baby- now is not the time to give up or grow weary in the mission and purpose! It’s coming whether you like it or not; the only way you could abort your destiny is IF YOU CHOOSE to give up! Only then will it fall to the ground. If you give up, you will not only miss out on the INCREDIBLE BLESSINGS, FRUIT, THRILL, and JOY OF THE FULFILLMENT, but someone else will have to come along and pick it up to carry it to completion and reap the benefits of their YES.

Again, I say to you, THE DAWN IS UPON YOU! Do you not see the rays of sunlight rising upon the horizon? Gaze forth and be amazed at the beauty of it! To those with eyes to see, you will gaze out in not the distance, but the nearness of the uniquely designed destiny painted before you. Receive the blessings of obedience that are always greater than the sacrifices made. OH, THE JOY THAT IS HERE NOW!

Step up, and step out into all that I have released upon the wings of the wind. Fly with Me in a higher dimension, soaring high above it all! You will see from an aerial view, all that has been laid before you. Yes, you will see not in part, but in full vision and will be able to carry the vision to the greatest completion!”

Joel‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)
It is a day of darkness and gloom, a day of thick clouds and deep blackness. Suddenly, like dawn spreading across the mountains, a great and mighty army appears. Nothing like it has been seen before or will ever be seen again.
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Isaiah‬ ‭60:1-3‬ ‭(AMP)‬‬
Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you. For in fact, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness will cover the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem] and His glory and brilliance will be seen on you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭(TPT)‬‬
And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!

Galatians‬ ‭6:9-10‬ (‭MSG‬‬)
So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith. 

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh