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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

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

Photo Source: Nasser Nasser/AP/Press Association Images

In my prayer time yesterday morning, the Lord directed my prayer focus and released a very important word and warning for the nation of Egypt.

Prophetic word of the Lord for the nation of Egypt on May 22, 2018:

The Lord says, “Egypt, you spend so much time seeking the approval of surrounding nations and like an orphaned child, you have been left abandoned and empty. Your focus on others has caused you to neglect your own and as a result, your house is descending into ruins. If you continue to sell yourself for the appeasement of those who are against Me, only desolate ruins will you see.
I have not forgotten the good deeds you have done. Yes, I know and remember how you sheltered My Son when death sought Him out. You sheltered Him for a time
under your wings. Upon your peaks, I housed My Presence and spoke My Word forth for all generations. If only you would turn your face away from the evil that the enemy is plaguing your heart with, masquerading as good will and intentions. The enemy sought out death and destruction upon My children in times past and in turn, it suffered death in the deepest forms as recompense.
You seek to control, taking matters into your own hands, trying to boost your failing economy and systems. You will continue to fail miserably until you turn your face to Me.
Who do you think you are to decide who of My creation deserves life? Who do you think you are to try and control what only I have the rightful power to ordain? You wonder why you have lack and why you have seen failure. You have not placed your trust in Me to provide for you in times of growth, so you instead are seeing times of lack and drought.
Egypt, I desire you to flourish and to be filled with overflowing life. STOP trying to do it your own way and LET ME LEAD! I AM the Only One who knows how to bring you into a season and place of fruitfulness, with fruit that will remain. If you will come to Me, I will not leave you as orphans. I will nourish you as a newborn babe receives nourishment at its mother’s breast. I will bring life to your land and show you how to prosper, if you will surrender your own will and intentions to Me. If you will bend and bow your will to Mine, I will place in you a leader who will bring you into the prosperity that I wish to release to you, one who will govern you into right principles and living. Change is coming. It is up to you which kind of change you wish to see in your nation.”

Isaiah‬ ‭19:1-25‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)
This message came to me concerning Egypt: Look! The Lord is advancing against Egypt, riding on a swift cloud. The idols of Egypt tremble. The hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear. “I will make Egyptian fight against Egyptian— brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, province against province. The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will confuse their plans. They will plead with their idols for wisdom and call on spirits, mediums, and those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will hand Egypt over to a hard, cruel master. A fierce king will rule them,” says the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. The waters of the Nile will fail to rise and flood the fields. The riverbed will be parched and dry. The canals of the Nile will dry up, and the streams of Egypt will stink with rotting reeds and rushes. All the greenery along the riverbank and all the crops along the river will dry up and blow away. The fishermen will lament for lack of work. Those who cast hooks into the Nile will groan, and those who use nets will lose heart. There will be no flax for the harvesters, no thread for the weavers. They will be in despair, and all the workers will be sick at heart. What fools are the officials of Zoan! Their best counsel to the king of Egypt is stupid and wrong. Will they still boast to Pharaoh of their wisdom? Will they dare brag about all their wise ancestors? Where are your wise counselors, Pharaoh? Let them tell you what God plans, what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is going to do to Egypt. The officials of Zoan are fools, and the officials of Memphis are deluded. The leaders of the people have led Egypt astray. The Lord has sent a spirit of foolishness on them, so all their suggestions are wrong. They cause Egypt to stagger like a drunk in his vomit. There is nothing Egypt can do. All are helpless— the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed. In that day the Egyptians will be as weak as women. They will cower in fear beneath the upraised fist of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Just to speak the name of Israel will terrorize them, for the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has laid out His plans against them. In that day five of Egypt’s cities will follow the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. They will even begin to speak Hebrew, the language of Canaan. One of these cities will be Heliopolis, the City of the Sun.

In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and there will be a monument to the Lord at its border. It will be a sign and a witness that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is worshiped in the land of Egypt. When the people cry to the Lord for help against those who oppress them, He will send them a savior who will rescue them. The Lord will make Himself known to the Egyptians. Yes, they will know the Lord and will give their sacrifices and offerings to Him. They will make a vow to the Lord and will keep it. The Lord will strike Egypt, and then He will bring healing. For the Egyptians will turn to the Lord, and He will listen to their pleas and heal them. In that day Egypt and Assyria will be connected by a highway. The Egyptians and Assyrians will move freely between their lands, and they will both worship God. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth. For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, My people. Blessed be Assyria, the land I have made. Blessed be Israel, My special possession!”
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Beloved, we must be praying for the nation of Egypt in this time and season! There is a critical window of opportunity that will greatly shift the direction of the nation and it is in that window that the fate of the nation will be revealed. Much will be taking place to either make or break the nation. Now is the time to call forth LIFE and a dramatic shift in governing bodies to ones that will overthrow the thrones of darkness erected from outer influences.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Australia: Feathers of Gold

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Prophetic art: Beverley Guilliams

The other night, I had a series of dreams of which I awoke with no recollection of, except that various people we had interacted with during our adventures with the Lord in Australia four years ago were in it. I prayed and asked the Lord what He was speaking and I began to have an open vision from the Lord as follows:

I was standing over the earth and began to have an aerial view of the nation of Australia. The Lord came and blew a strong breath upon the nation and it burst forth in a fresh flame. After this flame burned brightly, a golden feather began to descend from Heaven and landed centrally upon the nation. At the moment that it touched the earth, the ground turned gold and gold ripples began to stretch outward, flowing and extending beyond the nation into other nations.

I felt the Lord saying, “There is a fresh outpouring that I am bringing forth upon the eastern wind. A new flame of revival will burst forth as I breathe upon the nation of Australia. As a sign and confirmation of this outpouring, feathers will appear from above in the places that My fresh fire blazes.

As a result of this outpouring, a major release will occur centrally and a fresh gold rush will be released, increasing and boosting the economy. The current crisis at hand will be absolved and My Spirit will bring forth blessing to My adventurous people. There will be a commissioning of true adventurers who know no fear. They will go forth into the hardest and darkest of nations and have divine favor marking their path. Indeed, nations will be brought into the Kingdom because of the boldness of those who say, ‘Yes!‘, in joining Me in this Grand Adventure!”

Psalm 68:11-14 

“The Lord gives the word, and a great army brings the good news. Enemy kings and their armies flee, while the women of Israel divide the plunder. Even those who lived among the sheepfolds found treasures— doves with wings of silver and feathers of gold. The Almighty scattered the enemy kings like a blowing snowstorm on Mount Zalmon.”

Romans 10:14-15 

“But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!'”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh