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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.
(NLT)
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

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Expect the Unexpected (Southeast Asia)

Headhunter warriors

Headhunter warriors give their lives to Jesus!!!

Often, our expectations, true or false, will determine our reality. All of us have expectations of the way things will be especially when outside of our routine. Often, I will tell my wife to expect the unexpected; but today, God decided to remind me of this and shatter some of my false expectations.

Many things have already happened on this trip that were better than I had expected. We were told there would be no AC and I did not expect hot water… Hence the way I started out the last post (I just did not know how to work it right). Surprisingly, we have both. I am thankful for them, but God knew they were not necessary for me.

Another thing I did not expect was the opportunity to try some new foods. Both dog and bat were served at a service I went to. Everything was so spicy that through the sweating, tears, and raging fire in my mouth, I could not taste much. I have decided that I do not like bat though because there are way too many bones and not enough meat.  Somehow, I survived.

But really, none of that really matters. What would take place after this service is beyond what I ever expected. Originally, the team I am with had prepared the way by speaking to the pastors and having them prepare homes to visit where the lost would get saved.  The Pastor I was with was not there so he did not receive these instructions. Instead, he decided for us to go out witnessing on the street. When I found this out, I immediately began praying for strength and ability. Those of you who know me could easily surmise I do not have the gift of evangelism, and mass evangelism in public is rather intimidating to me.  I had to give the situation to God and ask Him to give me grace to do something that was entirely outside my comfort zone and expectations.  I am sure I will have to do the same thing tomorrow.

All the way from the service to the first place we would go out, I was praying silently and feverishly. God gave me grace in an excited couple that gathered the people into groups and then had me come over and share. This made it a little easier, but not really more comfortable.  The picture above was the first group they had me come share with.  The intimidation factor is way up there when four people in full headhunting warrior dress are standing there with swords and skulls hanging from their waists looking at you.  God gave me the grace to go all in and all of those red warriors and a few other people around got saved.  We ended up sharing for around an hour and 19 people, that I know of, prayed to become born again.  This was far more than I expected as uncomfortable as I was going in. I praise God for His grace, strength, and boldness to share.

So, what about you? What expectations do you have that need to be broken down? The enemy will always try to put false expectations on you to hold you back from the fullness that God has. What comforts do you need to release? What fears need to be broken? What expectations need to change to come into line with what God wants? Only He can change your wrong mindsets. But, you have to be willing to step out of the boat!!! If I had said no for any reason, I would not have seen these souls enter the Kingdom. If Peter had said no, he never would have gotten out of the boat. Yes, you may fall, but Jesus will be right there with you to save you and put you back on your feet.  

I invite you to ask God right now, to change your expectations to expect what was once unexpected to you. My God “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask for hope for or imagine through His power working in me.” I pray that you allow that same power to work through you as you follow and obey Him!!!

Matthew 14:28-31 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 

Jeremiah, Man in Fire!!!

Ask of Me!!! (Southeast Asia)

Without any knowledge or forethought of returning to Southeast Asia, God has prepared a way for me to return.  The location is new (and undisclosed for safety reasons) but the vision and mission is the same to respond to Jesus’ command of “Follow Me” with a resounding YES!!!

While fasting and praying for this upcoming trip, a scripture was spoken to me very clearly. 

Psalm 2:8 ‘Ask of Me, and I will assuredly give You the nations as Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth as Your possession.’ 

This is the desire of The Lord for you today!!! Too often, we ask for such small mediocre things. God I need finances, take this stress from me, heal my headache… There is nothing wrong with asking these things, and I celebrate every prayer and act of faith in crying out to God.  However, if this is all we are asking for, we are aiming far lower than the Almighy God of the Universe desires or is capable of. 

My God is powerful and mighty and does great things beyond what we could ever ask for, hope for, or even imagine.  It is time for all of us to come out of small thinking and small prayers and graduate into Kingdom Prayers.  I desire a grand inheritance in The Kingdom!!! 

God has given me the privilege of traveling to many nations. I know most people may never have the opportunities I have been given, but how many nations have you asked for?  How many times have you poured out your heart for those in other countries to know The Lord and walk with Him? How often do you ask God to give your nation to you as an inheritance? Admittedly, I have not prayed as often or as fervently as I should, but God has given me the faith to ask for the nations as my inheritance.  

Now, as I travel again, unexpectedly, and without really praying for the specific location He has prepared for me before now, God has found a willing vessel. This is what He wants. Your abilities, talents, and gifts are not important. What is important is your willingness to be filled and desire to be used for His Kingdom.  

I encourage you today with this verse that has been on my heart the last month or so:

Romans 12:1 “Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies (dedicating all of yourselves, set apart) as a living sacrifice holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.”

It is time for us all, once again to worship God in the best way possible, by giving ourselves to Him just a little bit more today and letting Him do what He wants to do in and through us.

God, make us more willing and yielded vessels to You and Your will. Open our mouths to declare Your truth, may our thoughts and prayers be ever for Your Kingdom, and may our every breath be used for service in Your Kingdom anywhere You may take us, whether around the block or around the world. May we all have the faith and an abundance of grace to worship You with our whole lives!!!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Release of Resurrection and Revival

Daily Encouragement – 

You are My child, and I love you!!! It is beginning; it is stirring even now. I am pouring out more of My Spirit, more of My glory and releasing it upon you and the whole earth. 

New life from Me is coming forth in new ways. Resurrection and revival is here for the taking. The things that have died are being brought back to life, and I am breathing new life and be Spirit into every area of the Body and every part of you to revitalize and restore. 

Even as you continue to press in to Me, you cause Me to act. All My children have influence over My heart, and when you ask for the good gifts, it causes things to happen in the spiritual in a unique way. 

I desire to come and bring joy, blessing, and life and am able to come more and more as you press in to Me and ask for more. I love you My child!!!

Matthew 18:3-4 “unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Made Righteous

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child. Do you know the gift I have given you in repentance? Through the blood of Jesus, you have the opportunity to be set free, cleansed, restored, and made right before Me. 

Though your sin is dark and disgusting, Jesus’ blood made the way for you to be fully righteous before Me. This is the starting place for the atmosphere of revival to rule and reign. 

The power of Holy Spirit within you is held back by unclean and unrighteous vessels. Even a little impurity holds back the fullness of what I want to do. 

Come to Me and confess, and I will forgive and cleanse you fully. Then, the full power of Holy Spirit will be made ready and available. 

Ask for it, and you will receive more than you ever thought possible because that is who I am. I love you My child!!!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Luke 11:9-13 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 
10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 
11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 
12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Unique and Vital

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child. I am pouring My blessings over you right now. My desire is to bless you fully and for you to operate in your place in The Kingdom. 

Your gifts, talents, and abilities make you a unique and vital piece in advancing My Kingdom. Begin to use everything you have for My glory.

What will you do with what you have?

Even as I lead you into new revelation of Me and who you were created to be in Me, I desire for these revelations to bring you to a place of use. Use whatever you have, and all you discover anew, to advance My Kingdom. 

Everything has been given to you for a plan and a purpose not just for your pleasure. None of these things are given for your own pride or selfishness. Use everything you have for My Kingdom so all may benefit in the Body from what has been given to you. 

Someone is missing out on knowing the fullness of The Kingdom as long as you are not stewarding what you have been given. Step up and be who I have called you to be, a Carrier of My Kingdom!!! I love you My child.

1 Corinthians 12:25-31 … there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 
And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 
Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 
But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Better than Ice Cream!!!

Daily Encouragement – 

I love you My child. I am doing great things in all the earth, and I want to make you a part of it. 

Right where you are, there is a need for action to be taken and My words of Truth to be spoken. You do not have to have a pulpit or an audience. Everyone needs to hear. 

You need to be like an ice cream truck arriving wherever you are. Continually share the words of Truth and Life. As you lift Me high, I will draw all men to Me.

What joy and good news you have to bring better than the fleeting pleasure of an ice cream you have to pay for yourself. I paid the ultimate price so everyone could have the good news for free. 

Do not hold back or keep My gift of good news to yourself. Broadcast it to everyone around you and share the good news that is free for all who will receive it. I love you My child.

Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,Who bring glad tidings of good things!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!