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Press on and Press In 4/40

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!

The fast is beginning to get real. I would venture to say that most people who have undertaken a complete food fast have not gone past three days.  The good news is that it should begin to get easier now.  The physically hard part should be over soon if it is not already.  A word of wisdom, the spiritually and relationally hard part will probably remain throughout the fast.

The enemy does not want you to go the 40.  Temptations will arise.  Also, friends and family will inevitably find out and can be your greatest hindrance to completing the fast.  While trying to love and take care of you, they will pressure you that it is not healthy to fast, especially 40 days.

My encouragement for you today comes from –

Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Press on and Press In! Jesus Himself laid down his life that you may be completely saved, healed, and delivered. Can you continue to lay down your flesh for the rest of the 40 days?

There is a secret in the 40 day time period that I will share soon, but now you should recognize that Jesus set the example of the 40 before He began His ministry.  Press on and press in for the prize of Jesus Christ! Exponential increase will come as you press in past the normal way of life or even past the normal way of fasting.  Relationship increase and depth as well as spiritual insight will be continually advanced as we press in to Him.

Jesus is The Reward!!!

Jesus is Worth it!!!

Jesus is the Prize!!!

I also want to encourage you from –

Esther 4:16-17 “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” 17 So Mordecai went his way and did according to all that Esther commanded him.

Here, Esther calls a three day fast of all her people.  There were many fasting before this time if you read vs. 3, but this is an intentional time of fasting and praying together.

What was the result of this three day corporate fast?

The government of the day was influenced to overthrow a demonically inspired law and an entire people group were saved.  That is the power of the three day fast that we are now advancing past.

Nations and people groups will be changed as you press on and press in to Him.

What transformation can take place in you, your family, your neighborhood, city, and nation as a result of a simple 40 days of fasting and prayer?

Jesus, give me the strength and ability to press on through the struggles that I might press in to knowing Your heart.  I desire to see supposedly impossible things and people transformed as I press in to you!!!

Practical – Let Holy Spirit guide your Godly dreaming of what can take place through this 40 day fast.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

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Propelled Into The Next Level

It has been a great to joy to sit back and watch how God has used Katie to take over most of the encouragement this year.  With what God is speaking now, I felt it necessary to share this encouragement that will help propel you to the next level in your relationship with God.

Are you in a place of weary waiting?  Have you stood on the promises of God and cried out for so long and nothing seems to happen?  Do you desire a change of circumstances? Are you desperate for doors to be opened? Are you hungry for new power to be released?

Do you desire to be propelled to the next level?!?!

Many may not receive this as a word of encouragement.  Most will ignore it and continue in the same old way of life. Some will accept it as truth, but few will take this word of encouragement and put it into practice and be powerfully propelled into new levels with the Lord.

The principle I am going to speak of was followed by every major player in both the Old and New Testament. Moses, David, Elisha, Peter, Paul, John and so many more all followed this principle and were propelled into new levels of power when they did.  It seems strange in knowing all this that anyone who truly follows Christ would be unwilling to participate in this practice.  It is never easy for any of us to deny our flesh and follow in the footsteps of Christ.  However, obedience will rocket us into the exponential increase that we all desire. 

For those who truly desire to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, let us hear what He has to say about this great power available for all who partake in it.

Matthew 6:16 “…when you fast…”  

What did He say?  Is that in red? Did Jesus actually say the “F” word?  Why didn’t He say IF you fast”? Isn’t fasting just an option for true extremists?

How many of you have been in church for years and never heard anything about fasting?  Obviously, this verse must be taken out of context or some obscure part that no one ever reads.  I am sorry to say that this is right in the middle of probably the most famous sermon of all time “The Sermon on the Mount”.  From this discourse we get, “The Beatitudes”, “The Lord’s Prayer”, “Love your enemies”, and many of the other more famous words of Jesus.

You can read the context for yourself in Matthew 6, but here is a quick refresher.

Matthew 6:3-4But when you give, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your giving may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”

“When you give” is a passage that probably comes up regularly during offering time in the church. Here, the Father rewards the giving that is done out of a right heart.  Nobody would deny these words of Jesus as being essential to growth in the Lord.

Matthew 6:6 “…when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

Here is another widely known passage that is followed by the Model Prayer.  Everyone would affirm that it is necessary to pray and learn how to pray more and better to proceed in your walk with God.  The Father who sees these prayers will reward you for the time spent praying and crying out to Him.

The passage from Matthew 6:16-18 continues in the same parallel repeating twice, “…when you fast…”. The thought is completed as verse 18 ends your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

Surely Jesus would not put fasting on the same level as giving and praying in the essential steps to being propelled into the next level in The Kingdom.  Whenever I bring up this topic, people groan and look at me like some sort of alien. “I like food too much”, or “that is too hard,” or “you are crazy”, are some of the common responses that I have received just by bringing up one or two verses as I have mentioned above.  I encourage you to study fasting throughout the New and Old Testament and see the great men that walked it out and what they gained as a lifestyle of fasting with prayer out of a right heart.

img_6674.jpgIf nothing else, Jesus Himself left us the perfect example. After Jesus’ baptism in Matthew 3, He was led by The Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. This was the time of testing that would prove who Jesus really was.  What did Jesus do to prepare and continue to stand strong in the midst of the greatest onslaught of the enemy? At the beginning of Matthew 4, we see plainly that Jesus fasted forty days. He gave up the worldly way of gaining strength and power and took up the spiritual empowerment of fasting and prayer.  Because of this, He was ready for all the enemy had to throw at Him.

Later in Matthew 17:20-21, prayer and fasting come up again as a dynamite combination that allows the impossible to be accomplished through your life.  So many of us want a secret formula that will help us overcome the enemy, or the secret weapon that will destroy the enemies’ hold on our lives. Here it is:

I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

If you need more incentive here are just some of the benefits of fasting and praying with the right heart:

  1. Corporate Freedom (The Salvation of a City) Jonah 3:1-10

Here an entire city, over 120,000 are saved because of repentance, fasting and prayer

2.  The Healing of the Land2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If you study it out, the main outward expression of humbling yourself before God is fasting.

3. To Influence Government and Save a PeopleEsther 4:16-17

Esther, Mordecai, and the Jewish people fasted and prayed and God brought deliverance.

4. Personal Freedom and BreakthroughIsaiah 58

This is probably the best place to view many of the numerous blessings of fasting and prayer out of a right heart.

5. Empowerment of the AngelicDaniel 9:3-4, 20-21

6. Opening of the Eyes to Spiritual RealmDaniel 10:2-11, Acts 10:30

7. Gaining UnderstandingDaniel 9:3-10:12

There are many more benefits and blessings that can be found throughout Scripture if you care to study the topic further.

Before I end, I want to give a few simple definitions of fasting.

Lou Engle states “Fasting and prayer is designed to humble yourself, reveal your flesh, and purify your worship“.

David Hogan says “Fasting is a good way to get hungry“.

A personal definition that I have come up with is giving up a legitimate pleasure as a sacrifice to gain breakthrough and a deepening relationship with the Lord.  We do this because we love Jesus, and He is worth it!

I want to encourage you to begin cultivating a lifestyle of prayer and fasting into your Christian walk.  Every new level in my personal life has been marked by a new commitment to prayer, fasting, and spending time in The Word.

THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO INCREASE!!!

From Monday, August 26th – Friday, October 4th God has called me to consecrate a 40 day fast for several reasons not the least of which is Revival and souls for The Kingdom.  I encourage you to fast one, two, or all of the three major areas that we are controlled by:

  1. Food
  2. Media
  3. Sleep

Allow God to lead you into the next level of fasting that you may be propelled into the next level with Him.

A word of advice when fasting food more than three days, please study the right way not only to fast but also to break a fast. Often the world understands the health benefits of fasting better than Christians understand the spiritual benefits. Because of this, there are many websites that can aid in fasting and breaking extended fasts.

If you would like to carry on further study here are the three best books I have found on prayer and fasting;

  1. The Atomic Power with God thru Fasting and Prayer by Franklin Hall
  2. Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting by Derek Prince
  3. The Jesus Fast by Lou Engle

May the Lord truly bless you as you prepare to be propelled into the next level with Him.  Always remember:

Hebrews 11:6 “…He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

May you receive the fullness of The Great Rewarder!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

The Victorious Tears of a Three-Year-Old

Last night was the premiere of the new film, Unplanned, which is a true story about Abby Johnson, the youngest clinic director of Planned Parenthood; and her life-changing experience in partaking in the abortion of a 13 week-old baby that set her on a course of exposing the deception and lies of abortion unto warring for Life! This movie I believe, will set a course shift in our nation and the nations of the world where abortion is concerned. No longer will the enemy be able to hide under false pretenses as he continuously murders God’s Little Ones!!! He WILL be and IS being exposed, just as Haman was; and he WILL be hanged for it as was Haman. Our Just God will not sit idly by and allow His babies to perish under the death decree of ’73!

This is just the beginning. 46 YEARS IS ENOUGH! 61 MILLION BABIES IS TOO MANY!!! God is raising up His Esther’s and Mordecai’s of this day to overthrow the power of darkness through warfare, fasting, prayer, and relentless pursuit of Justice! THE TIME TO REVERSE HAMAN’S CURSE IS UPON US!

This morning as I set out on errands with my boys, I was reminded while driving that I discovered recently of a Planned Parenthood DIRECTLY BEHIND the hospital my boys were born at! Right next to a hospital that brings forth life, the devil set up his camp to destroy life! HOW DARE HE?!?!!!

I had been unable to until today drive by there and pray. To be honest, I have never gone nor had the opportunity to go to a clinic to pray; only while in passing in other regions and states, and from wherever I was at the time. I felt a strong urging to bypass our turn to the store and to drive to the clinic. My oldest, Azariah, stated that the way we headed wasn’t the way to the store. I replied that we were going to go to a place to pray first. He inquired of what kind of place and why.

I will say that we have been a bit sensitive in our conversations about abortion in front our boys; for how do you explain to a three and two year-old that there are places out in the world that people go to have their babies killed??? How can the minds of young ones so close in age to unborn babies fathom that reality? It is hard enough explaining tragedy and death to them in our world prayers. How can you expect them to understand?….they don’t. Such should the response of the entire world be, unto action to see an end to the scourges of senseless death.

This time I chose not to withhold the truth. The reality is, much of the world, our nation and the Body of Christ included, continues on this path of destruction due to lack of knowledge and God-given revelation. I chose to be honest because part of the mandate and scroll for my life given to me in a divine Heavenly encounter almost a year ago was the scroll of His Little Ones. The mandate Jesus gave me in this encounter was to take up the scroll of His Little Ones (His unborn already aborted, those who are being aborted, and are set to be; and the fatherless ones); and to wage war on the enemy and fight for their lives; to reverse the curse of death and fatherlessness. If I choose to withhold my scroll from my children and imparting it to them, I am not fulfilling what I was sent to the earth to do; I am squandering it and joining those who wasted their life, inheritance, and who failed to advance the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. I am setting them up for failure. 

I explained to Azariah the reality of abortion, in a way that perhaps he might be able to grasp; the reality that the enemy has set up places where people go to have the babies in their tummies killed. I explained the spiritual aspect of it and that we were going there to pray for God’s babies that He would save them, have mercy on us, forgive us, and heal our land. That He would shut down the clinic and every person that would go there would be met by Jesus and someone who could help them and love them into the His Kingdom. That the Spirit of Adoption would arise and squash and destroy the spirit of death through abortion. We prayed specifically, “Jesus, we plead Your blood over our sins and the sins of our nation! God! End abortion and send Revival to America!!!” 

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He had questions and I answered them truthfully. He even told me we needed to go in to the doctors and tell them not to kill the babies but save them…if only it were that simple, I would storm in every clinic and declare the truth and love those moms and babies into the Kingdom!

As we drove around the curve looking for the building, I was floored to find a sidewalk lined with countless blue pinwheels; and as I gaze at the sign, I was flabbergasted to see an adoption center! Even more astounding was that it was situated DIRECTLY BESIDE the Planned Parenthood! It was an answer to prayer before we even arrived there!

I was surprised to find that there was no one praying outside of it like I know of at countless others around the nation. I felt to find a spot at the highpoint across the street that overlooked both buildings as an act of ascent and taking the high ground in warfare. I was led to play a life-altering song written for the aborted babies by Phil King and Cody Ray Lee, “Not Forgotten”.

Then we began to pray; myself and my two and three year-old baby boys.

We prayed with weeping, repentance, decrees, warfare, taking up my sword as a Gatekeeper of Righteousness and commanding the gates of hell be permanently shut over the region and the gates of Heaven permanently opened. We called forth laborers to this Harvest and the coming one, rising up in bold declaration that WE will be the answer He’s looking for; praying for each one coming in and out of the clinic to have mercy and spare His babies.

Someone has to take a stand, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If we do not take a stand, then deliverance will come from somewhere else and I and my family will perish. We were appointed for such a time as this! (Esther 4:13-14)

An answer of the future appointed time of the closing of this clinic sits right next door!
I decree and declare as we did this morning, that when these moms come seeking a permanent solution to their temporary crisis, they will be divinely led next door to the adoption center. That the Body of Christ will arise to BE THE ANSWER these women are looking for, through adopting these babies, birth moms and dads, and fostering them into a family, the family of God! The Spirit of Adoption will arise and I have seen in the spirit last year a dual wave coming with a baby boom of all the babies saved from abortion; and of the spiritual wave of those being saved as they awaken to Jesus, the Light of Life! Truly, families will be saved!!! A modern-day Isaiah 49 is coming!

As we drove away at the end of praying and contending, Azariah asked me to play the song again. We listened to it on the way to the store, and Azariah said, “Mommy, Jesus needs to come and beat the enemy!” He gets it. We withhold nothing from them. Out of the mouth of a Mighty Warrior, he declared the victory of Christ over the enemy! Indeed, He has already overcome and holds the keys of death and the grave in His hand!

I sang forth through tears, the song and when we arrived at the store, I heard sniffles from the back seat. I turned around and was shocked to find Azariah crying. I asked why he was crying. He said, “I’m making tears come from my eyes because of the babies being killed. It makes me sad and I don’t want them to die. I listened to the song and it makes me cry because I want the babies to live. I don’t want the enemy to hurt babies. I don’t want to go in there because Elam is a baby and I don’t want the doctor to kill him. I want the babies to be our family. I want to save the babies.”

I was stunned. Through tears, I did explain to him that they wouldn’t kill Elam because he’s not a baby in mommy’s tummy and they’re safe. With that though, I had to try to explain to him why unborn babies are targeted for this act. More than anything I was shocked to see that he really did get it. We prayed again afterwards.

I end with this, may we be like Azariah.
May we be so engrossed in the Kingdom of God that we have the same mindset as he does!
May our eyes be awakened as his were, of the reality of abortion in our land!
May we be provoked to pray, take a stand, act, and be the answer to the crisis brooding over our land!
May we train up our children to fight for the cause of His children!
May we be the answer in the increase of the adoption movement to save babies and children from abortion and being orphans!
May we not hold back any longer but AWAKEN, ARISE, AND ACT!

I urge you to listen to this and be moved to action.

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

The Breaker is Here!

Yesterday was a day of remembrance. Yesterday was Purim, the day of remembrance for Jews of the deliverance and victory over the death decree issued by Haman to exterminate all of the Jews across the land. God raised Esther up as queen in a kairos moment of time to decree a 3-day fast to seek God for deliverance from Haman’s curse. She risked everything, even her very life, to go before the king on behalf of the salvation of her people. Insert God’s divine favor and providence. The end result: Haman’s hanging, followed by a reversal of the curse on His people, and the destruction of every evil force determined to kill, slaughter, and annihilate them. Complete victory.

We have been in a 40-day world-wide Jesus Fast since March 1 through April 9. Thousands across the nations have taken up a commission of intentional prayer and fasting to see the ending of abortion in our day, and that God would Ekballo a new wave of laborers into the Harvest.

Yesterday marked day 21 of the fast and as I sought the Lord, I felt such a significant breakthrough, even more than I did the day before, being halfway through the fast. In prayer, God reminded me of Daniel 10. Daniel had been 21 days into a fast seeking God for deliverance and salvation for his people. Then God sent a messenger declaring that FROM DAY 1 of his fasting and intentional prayer, his prayer had been heard in the courts of Heaven. FROM DAY 1, angels were commissioned at the declaration and decree of the word of God through his lips. The angels hearken to the Word of God to complete it! (Psalm 103:20) The following three weeks were that of great spiritual warfare in the unseen over the releasing of Heaven’s decree and action. Then God sent a breaker, Michael, to war and defeat the opposing forces, so that His Word would be made manifest.

When I awoke that morning, I had thought it odd that I was completely congested when I had felt fine the night before. However, as He led me back to Daniel, He revealed to me that the congestion I was experiencing was a direct reflection of the congestion in the gateways of the supernatural realm. All demons in hell are in direct opposition to the will of God for the nations coming to fruition. So it is no surprise that there would be a great congestion of demonic forces attempting to block the way of angelic messengers carrying forth the Word and Will of God to the Global Body of Christ. Anything to prevent a Global Harvest from coming to fruition and completion. It is then that He spoke:

My daughter, THE YEAR OF THE LORD’S FAVOR HAS COME!

I AM HERE TO BRING THE BREAKER, YES, THE HAMMER! A time of great breaking, yes, a smashing will take place. Every stubborn resistance and wall of opposition is coming down and being destroyed NOW!

No longer will there be continuous road blocks severing the connection to total Kingdom access; but there will be UNENDING ACCESS in the days to come. I HAVE COME TO BE THE RECONCILIATOR to what was once broken and disjointed. I have come to BREAK OPEN THE PORTALS that have become blocked. No longer will it be said, “the way is blocked!” UNDEFILED CONNECTION! I have dispatched My Messengers, My Burning Ones, to clear the path and make it ready! All congestion is breaking off RIGHT NOW!!!

Throughout the day, I experienced total breakthrough and victory over every enemy attack that I experienced. THIS is what God wants to do. He wants to be the breaker of every yoke, every attack, every prison door, every shackle, every opposition. The Breaker comes when we fast! He can’t help but to respond to the hunger that is released! Isaiah 58 is evidence of this.

Fasting is a gift from God in that as we give Him the gift and offering of ourselves that He would be glorified through our sacrifice, praise, and obedience through fasting; He returns a great eternal reward back to us that not only affects us personally, but fasting literally shifts the spirit realm over nations!!! Fasting is an act bigger than ourselves. 

Isaiah 58:6-7 (AMP)
“[Rather] is this not the fast which I choose, to undo the bonds of wickedness, to tear to pieces the ropes of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free and break apart every [enslaving] yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not to hide yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?”

Isaiah 58:8-12 (TPT)
“Then My favor will bathe you in sunlight until you are like the dawn bursting through a dark night. And then suddenly your healing will manifest. You will see your righteousness march out before you, and the glory of Yahweh will protect you from all harm!
Then Yahweh will answer you when you pray. When you cry out for help, He will say, ‘I am here.’ If you banish every form of oppression, the scornful accusation, and vicious slander, and if you offer yourselves in compassion for the hungry and relieve those in misery, then your dawning light will rise in the darkness and your gloom will turn into noonday splendor!
Yahweh will always guide you where to go and what to do. He will fill you with refreshment even when you are in a dry, difficult place. He will continually restore strength to you, so you will flourish like a well-watered garden and like an ever-flowing, trustworthy spring of blessing.
Your people will rebuild long-deserted ruins, building anew on foundation laid long before you. You will be known as Repairers of the Cities and Restorers of Communities.”

Daniel 10:12-14 (AMP)
“Then he said to me, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was standing in opposition to me for twenty-one days. Then, behold, Michael, one of the chief [of the celestial] princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision is in regard to the days yet to come.'”

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

For Such A Time As This

About a week ago, I wrote two posts sharing what the Lord was saying about the newly released bill mandating abortion until birth in New York called, Salvation Through a Babe and What Will Reverse the Curse on America?. If you have not read them, you must. I believe you will find the answer to America’s crisis, prayer and intercession strategies, awakening for the Body of Christ, and practical action to combat the demonic principalities behind what we see in the natural.

God does not speak His Word and His heart for it upon fall to deaf ears; He wants all to hear the Truth and to respond accordingly. God is not silent about the happenings in the earth and among His people; He is revealing His heart to those who are humble and willing to seek Him in the secret place.

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One horror of the Holocaust. The number of murders from abortion far exceeds the number of people murdered during the Holocaust.

Roe v. Wade passed 46 years ago legalizing abortion in America and the consequences of it are nothing short of devastating. It is much like the decree of Haman that went out in all of Susa demanding the complete extermination of all Jews in the day of Esther; and like Hitler’s demand that Jews cease to exist with the Holocaust in more recent times. We see even in Biblical history that the enemy set out to destroy all infants and babies in an attempt to kill Moses, whom God would raise up to deliver Jews out of slavery in Egypt; and most importantly is the attempt at ending the life of our Savior, Jesus. King Herod, under the influence of satan, ordered the murder of all babies and toddlers in and around Bethlehem to prevent Jesus from growing to carry out His purpose of establishing His unending eternal government, saving all of mankind, and restoring what was broken when Adam and Eve fell in the garden. The events and people change, but the demonic principalities are still the same. No matter how bad it looks or gets, God still has the final Word and He always wins.

Esther 4:1-3 (NLT)
“When Mordecai learned about all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on burlap and ashes, and went out into the city, crying with a loud and bitter wail. He went as far as the gate of the palace, for no one was allowed to enter the palace gate while wearing clothes of mourning. And as news of the king’s decree reached all the provinces, there was great mourning among the Jews. They fasted, wept, and wailed, and many people lay in burlap and ashes.”

Mordecai had received an edict issued by King Xerxes, influenced by evil Haman, decreeing the destruction, slaughter, and annihilation of all Jews 11 months from the date of its issue, Passover (ironically the same day Jews from all provinces came together to celebrate their liberation from slavery in Egypt unto freedom through Moses’ obedience.) Haman had an obsessive hatred of Mordecai and his Jewish lineage; and his hatred only deepened when Mordecai refused to bow down and worship him like the rest of the province was ordered to do. Feeling the desperate pressure of impending doom, Haman thought he would triumph over his enemy by wiping them out completely. From appearances this seemed to be a racial war unto genocide; however, it’s true source was spiritual battle of good v.s. evil; death v.s. life. This is the truth behind the abortion agenda.

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“Memorial for Unborn Children” sculpture by Martin Hudáček

Mordecai’s response is one that we as the Bride of Christ should have when laws are proposed or passed declaring the destruction, slaughter, and annihilation of God’s innocent, His Little Ones. His mourning and deep anguish was not hidden or pressed down to save face; it got ugly and was not a pleasant sight. He could have hidden in his home and wept in loneliness, yet he took his despair right to the king’s gate and made his undignified response known.

 

I must ask a self-analyzing question: When receiving news of the latest appalling laws disregarding the sanctity of life for His babies, have you ugly cried before the Lord and man and allowed even a glimpse of the anguish of God’s heart to touch you and move you unto action? Have you made your voice known in opposition and truth? If not, I strongly encourage you to go before the Lord and ask Him to search your heart for anything out of order that may have hardened your heart, that may have transformed empathy into apathy. 

We see the Jews fasted, wept, and wailed in mourning. They did not need to be told to do any of these things. It became a natural response, recognizing their dire need of a Savior to step in. That morning coffee or lunch at a restaurant no longer took precedence over seeking His face like never before. They got back to God’s Word in Isaiah 58. (I must interject the narrative and also state that the Jews had been exiled long enough at this point that they had become assimilated into the Persian culture to the extent that most people no longer knew Jew from Gentile. Their very own queen was evidence of that. It was a secret of divine appointment that God would place a Jew as queen over a Gentile nation.)

V. 4 (AMP)- “When Esther’s maids and her eunuchs came and told her [what had happened], the queen was seized by great fear. She sent garments to clothe Mordecai so that he would remove his sackcloth, but he did not accept them.”

Esther was deeply distressed, seized by great fear (fear of man) in just hearing of her cousin’s behavior. She sent him clothes to put on to cover the distress he, himself, was displaying before the world. I will be bold enough to propose that Esther’s response is a reflection of much of the Bride of Christ today. She spent her days within the confines of the walls of her governance (to us, the church), oblivious to the reality of judgement and doom taking place all around her. When hearing of the voice, her blood-relative, wailing in the streets, she intended to silence his voice to keep appearances up and put on a false perception that things were not falling apart. Perhaps much of The Church today is like Esther, failing to fulfill the totality of our God-given governance in The Kingdom of God to overthrow the kingdom of darkness. Perhaps we have wasted too much time catering to comforting the world, coddling our own comforts of idolatry and perfecting passivity.

In verses 5-12, Esther’s response to Mordecai when he sent word to her of the edict, demanding that she go to the king and plead for the salvation and deliverance of her people was one of excuse motivated by fear. She believed that silence was more profitable for her own salvation. I propose that she had become so isolated within herself and from the king that she began to believe the lie of the enemy that she had no voice; that her petitions would fall to the ground as would her head.

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Matt Lockett prays with his team at the Supreme Court during March for Life 2016 (Photo: Aaron Wong / Bound4LIFE)

Beloved, DO NOT fall into this deception! YOUR VOICE COUNTS!!! BE MOTIVATED BY THE FEAR OF THE LORD, NOT THE FEAR OF THE ENEMY AND MAN!!! It’s time to throw out excuses!!!

V. 13-14 (MSG)- “When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had said, Mordecai sent her this message: ‘Don’t think that just because you live in the king’s house you’re the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this [since you did not help when you had the chance (AMP)], help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.’”

I have heard the argument a number of times that someone living a holy life in this land is separated from the repercussions of the blood-stained soil of this land, from the judgement coming. Mordecai addressed this head on with Esther. She was deceived into thinking that just because she dwelled within the king’s home and was ‘his bride’ that she would be exempt from the judgement coming. Silence ushers in divine retribution (Ezekiel 33:16-21)

Beloved, silence is not an option to God. He is going to move and bring salvation and deliverance to our nation at some point in time; but we will be left out of the salvation if we as His Bride and His Church abandon our posts in this great war. Under military criminal code, the maximum penalty for desertion during a declared war is the death sentence. We are in a war right now and the enemy is pulling out all demons and weapons in his arsenal to ensure his edict withstands opposition. It is time to go all in and recognize that we were created and positioned for such a time as this. DO NOT ABANDON POST!!! You are only on the winning side when you rise up to your post, press in and forward fearlessly, refusing to back down to perdition (Heb. 10:39)

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V. 4:15-17 (AMP)
“Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, ‘Go, gather all the Jews that are present in Susa, and observe a fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids also will fast in the same way. Then I will go in to [see] the king [without being summoned], which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.’…”

It is time to fast. I understand the cringe that must’ve gone up some spines when saying that; but it’s necessary. As Americans, we like to eat. America as a whole is fat. Fat on food, comforts, self-indulgence and idolatry. It’s time to cut off the fat. God made it clear in Isaiah 58 that the kind of fast He wants is one that breaks the chains of the oppressed, breaks bonds of wickedness, shatters the yoke, caring for orphans, widows, and the fatherless. It is only then that our light will shine forth bringing a new dawn, righteousness preceding us, and the Glory of the Lord on its heels. It’s then that He will hear our cries and answer us. We must have an unrelenting ‘all or nothing’ mentality!!! This is LIFE OR DEATH.

I encourage you to read the word the Lord gave for 2019: 2019: It’s All About Righteousness. I saw a great and mighty army arising and taking up their weapons to recover what had been lost and forgotten; relics of righteousness. You will find empowerment and a deeper insight into what God wants to do now.

In His name,
Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

URGENT-Ireland needs Watchmen

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Last night the Lord dropped a bombshell off in my heart. I was immediately quickened to the fact that the following day, today, the nation of Ireland would be voting to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Constitution and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act in the land protecting LIFE. The motion would be to change the law that has been in place since 1861, where abortion is considered a criminal offense in every form of the matter, except in extreme cases where the life of the mother is at risk. Ireland is one of the most Pro-Life nations in the world and has stood for life and the protection of the most voiceless, defenseless lives on earth. This divine act came upon the heels of the Revivals that broke out in Ireland a few years prior. I truly believe that such a heavy outpouring of Holy Spirit swept across the nation, bringing sinners to their knees in repentance, and as a result a mighty wave of Righteousness ensued.

In recent years, Ireland has jumped on the liberal agenda in legalizing divorce and becoming the forerunners in legalizing gay marriage. These moves of the enemy have launched us into here and now, the Battle for LIFE. If the repeal is passed, Ireland would now allow abortion up to 12 weeks legally, which means that Irish nationals would no longer have to venture to surrounding nations, at much cost, to carry out the death sentence of God’s most precious ones.

In all of the reality, horror, and urgency arising in my spirit upon this discovery, I was reminded of a word the Lord gave me back in October about the nation of Ireland. I never shared it, but I feel now is the time of releasing, calling forth watchmen upon the walls to stand in the gap for the most marginalized, voiceless people group in the world. After much research, I discovered the Lord had revealed this word shortly after a liberal women’s march at the beginning of October in favor of repeal. NOW IS THE TIME TO STAND FOR LIFE. TO NOT STAND IS TO FALL TO OUR KNEES IS DEFEAT. 

Word of the Lord for Ireland, October 17, 2017-

The Lord says, “The winds of change are blowing. Much change will soon take place as a shifting in the heavens takes place. Ire-land, what was once a place of manly prosperity will become a place that is MY-land. IRELAND IS MINE! Every earthly stronghold will lose power as I sweep in and take back what I created.

Yes, Ireland will truly be a place of shelter to the nations. A Kingdom prosperity will arise as this shift takes place. There are many wells, yes, ancient wells that I am uncapping across the land. A rich heritage paves the way for a releasing of wealth among the inheritors. Many will see and be amazed by the treasures buried beneath the rocks and dirt and junk that time uncultivated has plugged up. But BE AMAZED as I wash away all of the grime and debris to reveal the eternal treasure inside. Yes, watch as it springs forth once again!”

Isaiah‬ ‭45:3‬ (‭NASB‬‬)

“I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden wealth of secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”

Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:10-12‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

“The Lord your God will soon bring you into the land he swore to give you when he made a vow to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is a land with large, prosperous cities that you did not build. The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant. When you have eaten your fill in this land, be careful not to forget the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.”
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‭‭Brothers and sisters, IT IS TIME TO STAND just as Esther did when the gloom and shadow of death loomed over an entire nation of people! When we stoop down so low as to offer our unborn children upon the altars of selfishness and self pleasure, only death will come for us. The Word of the Lord is clear- When innocent blood is shed, blood will be the requirement in recompense. If we do not stand up and cry out for justice, the rocks will. As stated by Lou Engle, “Abortion is not a justice issue, it is a righteousness issue.” “When the most marginalized, voiceless, helpless people group have no voice, where is the moral outcry?”

I believe that the Lord wants to uncap the treasures stored up from the revivals of old in the nation of Ireland, the ones of which crossed oceans and changed the world. Waves of righteousness stretched forth and touched everything then. We must pray for divine intervention and waves of righteousness to sweep across the nation of Ireland now! Waves of Repentance come forth right now! Do not choose to be silent, for help will come from elsewhere, while you and your family perish. Esther heeded this warning and stood in the gap for her people, determining in her heart, IF I PERISH, I PERISH. Out of her sacrifice and obedience, the nation was saved.

Rise Up and beckon the Lord with us to step in and utterly destroy the works of the enemy. National boundary lines mean nothing, we are One Body. What affects one part of the body affects every part. The enemy cannot have Ireland, She belongs to the Lord, in Jesus name!!! Righteousness will Rise!!!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

A Nation-shaking Generation on the Rising

The Lord has been reminding me lately of why I am here, of who I am, and of the simplicities that He taught me about a year ago today.  He brought to mind Jeremiah 1:4-9: The Lord gave me this message: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.  Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” “O Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I can’t speak for You! I’m too young!”  The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.  And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you.  I, the Lord, have spoken!” Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said, “Look, I have put My words in your mouth!”  It was with this word that God urged Jeremiah to look beyond himself and to look to the importance of the task that he was called to fulfill.  Even as God commissioned Jeremiah, He has also commissioned us for the same purpose.  We must live our life intentionally and with an agenda because we were designed with an agenda written on our hearts…and that is to be Nation-shakers!!!

Jesus was a Nation-shaker.  Jesus said to the disciples in Luke 12:49, “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled.”  Jesus is the ultimate fire starter, but He yearns for revival fire to already be spread across the earth when He comes and the only way that will happen is if we become those fire starters.  Too often we get caught up in the limitations the enemy puts on us and we miss out on all that God is calling us to accomplish.  Just as Jeremiah was caught up in seeing his age as limitation, it’s easy to fall into the same lie.  However, William Pitt said it magnificently, “We’re too young to realize certain things are impossible. Which is why we do them anyway.”  Children don’t see the impossibilities that we cling to.  When a child has a goal in mind, they stop at nothing until they accomplish it.  This is the faith and determination we all should be walking in as children of God!

If not now, when?  If not us, who?  Esther faced this same choice.  Either she would stand up and not be silent anymore but answer the call with the heart response, “If I perish, I perish.”  Or she would remain silent, reformation would come from someone else, somewhere else and she would miss the call having lived her life for nothing.  Paul had it right when he said in Philippians 1:21, “For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.” 

The amazing thing is that God’s given each one of us Holy Ghost ideas of creativity!  What is your gifting(s)?  What specifically is your calling?  Have you asked God lately to be specific on what your place is in the Kingdom?  He has given each of us Kingdom gifts to bring forth the advancement of His Presence upon the earth!  To bring forth the revival He has been stirring in this generation.  It’s been spoken prophetically over this generation for years that this is the chosen generation.  Are you going to walk in the fullness of it or sit by and let it come from somewhere else, just as it had to when Moses led the Israelites to the Promised Land but it was Joshua that was elected to lead them into the Promised Land.  It’s time for the dreamers to awaken to the reality of Heaven invading earth! Be radical! He’s ready to revive and reform.  He’s given us GRACE (the divine infusion of God’s enablement to see to it that you fulfill your destiny and all the devils in hell cannot stop it from being a reality because you have embraced Jesus!)  Before this can occur, we must come before Him with a humble heart and joyful repentance.  It removes every obstacle that would hold us back from the fullness of what Jesus died to release in our lives.  Then get ready for the most fulfilling, joyful ride of your life into your destiny!

Blessings of Fire!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh!!!