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Out of the Pit

Daily Encouragement –

Do you feel like you are missing something? Is something trying to hold you back and drag you down? Do you feel lifeless and powerless where you are? 

I am the Deliverer and Bringer of True Life!!! I am the One Who sets free, saves, and gives you a reason to praise Me!!! I do not set you free for personal gain, but because you are in bondage and need help. I love you completely and desire for you to walk in complete freedom. 

I will pull you out of your pit as you call out to Me. True repentance causes Me to discard and disregard your sin no matter the grievance. The blood of Jesus truly takes away the corrupt sin that would cause you to drown in death. Jesus paid the price for you that you may come close and receive all the fullness of life I have for you. 

Come to Me and receive true freedom. Walk in life, and praise The One Who made the way for you to live. I love you My child!!!

Isaiah 38:17, 19 “Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back… 
The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children.”
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Healing Waters, Tree of Life

A few days ago, I made mention of how the Lord moved mightily during our Sunday morning service. After a few days dwelling on what the Lord released and how He crashed in on our plans and took over, I am ready to share a bit of what took place. 


Church on Sunday morning was truly incredible and completely normal for God! During worship while in prayer, I felt Holy Spirit fall on me powerfully. I saw in the spirit a portal open in the supernatural realm and a pillar of swirling water descended upon the altar area. The sound of a mighty rushing waters began to increase in volume as I watched the waters churn. We just happened to be singing out of Isaiah 6, when Isaiah saw the Lord in His Temple and our worship and praise were being poured out like incense to the Lord. From the same opening that the pillar of water descended came an angel that was clothed in the brightest blue garments I have ever seen and it was his special assignment to churn the waters. He began singing, dancing, and spinning in praise within the waters and as he did, his wings as they touched would clap a thunderous sound as they stirred the waters. These were waters of divine and total healing.

The Lord reminded me of John 5 and the pool of Bethesda. John 5:1-4 (TPT) says,“Then Jesus returned to Jerusalem to observe one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city near the Sheep Gate there is a pool called in Aramaic, The House of Loving Kindness. And this pool is surrounded by five covered porches. Hundreds of sick people were lying there on the porches—the paralyzed, the blind, and the crippled, all of them waiting for their healing. For an angel of God would periodically descend into the pool to stir the waters, and the first one who stepped into the pool after the waters swirled would instantly be healed.”  It goes on to say that there was a man who had been crippled for 38 years who laid beside the pool, always waiting for the angel to come and descend into the waters to stir them, awaiting eagerly his chance to enter the waters and be healed. There was just one problem though, he was unable to get into the waters himself. He required assistance and because only one person could receive their healing each time the angel came, and because hundreds with afflictions came awaiting the very same thing, he would always get passed over. 


Enter Jesus. 


Jesus notices him there helpless and asks if he truly wants to be healed. Because of mounting disappointment and discouragement, having missed his chance countless times before, the man replies in verse 7, “Sir, there’s no way I can get healed, for I have no one who will lower me into the water when the angel comes. As soon as I try to crawl to the edge of the pool, someone else jumps in ahead of me.” 


How many of you can say you relate to this man? He spent 38 years debilitated, void of a truly free life. When he saw an out laid right before him, he waited at the water’s edge for who knows how long. His freedom was laid right before him, within reach, yet he was unable to lay hold of it. After all of the discouragement, he began to believe he would never get his healing. He recognized his need for assistance but due to hope deferred, he was blind to the Healer standing before him


Perhaps there’s pain, sickness, affliction that you have been dealing with for a long time or for someone else. Perhaps you’ve been praying for healing for years only to see no results. Perhaps hope deferred has made your heart sick. (Proverbs 13:12Perhaps you’ve become so used to the pain that it has become part of your identity and you’ve learned to just deal. 


The Lord spoke to me when seeing the healing waters on Sunday that He wanted to release divine healing in the room, especially for those who had dealt with affliction for a long time. We released that word and called people forward to jump into the healing waters. While praying for people, the Lord gave me a word of knowledge that there was someone dealing with chronic pain for a long time and He wanted to heal them. No one came forward for it, so Jesus pointed the man out to me. Jeremiah and I went to pray for him and he knew I read his mail when we walked up to him. I told him I knew it was him and he said that he had been dealing with severe arthritis for four years and had chronic pain in his wrist and knee. We told him Jesus pointed him out because He wanted to heal him and asked if we could pray for him. He said “okay” and as we were praying, I asked if he felt anything different. He said there was a little change and that he could deal, that he was fine. This man is an example of many of us, just like the crippled man. We come to a place of either believing that this is our life now or that others need the healing more than us and that we can just deal. When we believe that others are worse off and need the healing more than us, we submit to that lie and are basically limiting God’s power, saying that He has a limited supply of healing. 


So with the crippled man, Jesus responded to him in verses 8 and 9“Stand up! Pick up your sleeping mat and you will walk!” Immediately he stood up—he was healed! So he rolled up his mat and walked again! Now this miracle took place on the Jewish Sabbath.”  Jesus offered his healing but it required action on his part. Either he could lie there and remain in his identity of being crippled or he could choose to believe Jesus and respond and step into his original design. Thus we return to Proverbs 13:12 for the second and most important part, “but a promise fulfilled is a tree of life.” 


Jesus did miraculous miracles that day. I had also got a word of knowledge about a rotator cuff and before I could say it, Jesus had healed a woman who had a torn one and had been unable to lift her arm for seven months! There was another woman who had separated vertebrae and was in constant severe pain, unable to cope. She woke up that morning in so much pain, she almost didn’t come to church. She didn’t want to take pain meds because they make her fall asleep. She came to church in excruciating pain and Jesus came as she was in the waters and completely healed her! No more pain!!! YES, LORD!!! 


Beloved, these miracles are for each one of you today just as they were in their time. The same Jesus that healed in these moments is the same Jesus that sees your need and wants to give you a tree of life! We must not allow ourselves to identify with the afflictions upon us, but press in and press on into the healing waters set before us! Jesus has MORE THAN ENOUGH of what we need when we need it! Reach out and take hold of His blessing today!


Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh


The U.S. and Russia: A Preemptive Strike




This past Sunday during worship at church, the Lord began to give me a vision that at first was a bit cloudy to me. It began to form but I struggled to understand and see it clearly. It took me coming home and spending the next two days seeking the Lord for clarity of the vision to receive the fullness of it. Here it is:


I saw the nations of the U.S. and Russia appear from an aerial view position. Then I saw the faces of Trump and Putin appear over their nations. Afterward, I saw an exchange of missiles launched and flying over the ocean. I knew that Russia was launching attacks on the U.S. I heard the words, ‘preemptive strike’. Russia was full of pride and hate and I knew they were launching strikes in full confidence that they were in supreme power. But I felt that this strike would result in a failed attack because God’s hand of favor was upon the U.S.  The Russian missile was destroyed out over the ocean before it even reached the U.S.  I saw Putin freak out, yelling in anger at the defeat that had occurred. This was his attempt to weaken, decimate, and hinder the U.S. in a desperate attempt to gain control of an already lost situation. The power of the U.S. (and God’s power over it) is perceived as a great threat to Putin’s seat of global power. Most interesting is that the response missile on the U.S.’s behalf began to dissolve upon approach of the Russian borders. I sensed and felt that the Lord is using this brief reprieve as a warning and last grace given to Russia to give up fighting against what the Lord has established and turn to the Him. Every form of opposition to the Lord will have monumental impact as a whole. 

The Lord said, “I hate communism! There is not a single thing that I like about it. It is oppressive, I hate oppression. It is restrictive, I hate restrictions. It is destructive, I hate destruction. I bring freedom and life. The enemy is the bringer of communism. Russia, this is not about a power struggle between nations. This is not about who has more weapons or manpower. This is about what I long to do in the nations. Russia, you are hated and despised by many because of your evil heart and the corrupt actions that flow from it. 

Nevertheless, I love you and desire that you would turn from your wicked ways and return to Me. Open your hardened, closed off heart to Me and let Me come in to heal, reshape, and renew you. Make no mistake…if you do not take heed of My word and return to Me in brokenness and in repentance, your healing will not come. I have plans for you, Russia…great plans, if you would only give up your thirst for power and surrender to Me. I am not willing that any of My little ones perish. Open up your heart to Me, Russia.”


I began thinking about the words, ‘preemptive strike’ and what that could mean. I looked it up to get a clear understanding of its meaning and here is what I found: “a first strike attack with nuclear weapons carried out to destroy an enemy’s capacity to respond. A preemptive strike is based on the assumption that the enemy is planning an imminent attack.” Now, I do not believe that this meant that there is going to be an actual nuclear missile/war to take place. I believe it was an attack of some sort from Russia in an attempt to debilitate the U.S. and prevent any future possible offensive moves on the U.S.’s part. 


There have been many attempts on the Russian side to come against the U.S., the country with the greatest resources in the world right now. I believe that the Lord’s hand of favor is upon America right now. Putin is a dictator and has been leading his people far away from the Lord, siding with the evil one. His heart has been hardened and callous to the Lord and that is evident through his approval in the ban of sharing the Gospel within the borders of the nation. With the dissolution of the missile upon the Russian borders in my vision, I believe that this it is a sign of the grace of God to turn the heart of Russia back to Him. He gives grace upon grace, even when we do not deserve it. His love for Russia is deep and His pursuit unrelenting. 


Brothers and sisters, it is not time to freak out and get caught up in the news and media. It is not time to get caught up in theories, theologies, and opinions. It is also not time to become apathetic to the reality at hand. When we start feeling nothing towards the injustices and problems around the world, our hearts have become just as calloused as those who have turned from the Lord to follow other gods. When we fail to seek His heart for the circumstances being presented, we fail to be the sons and daughters we are called to be. It is time to stop hating Russia for the past, present, and future and realize that God loves Russia. He loves His creation and though His remnant remains, He longs to raise up burning ones among the nation to carry the Gospel with fervor and zeal to all nations. He wants the hearts of all in Russia, just as in every nation to turn to Him. Healing, restoration, and freedom comes when we realize our wickedness, turn to Him, and repent. 


Philippians‬ ‭1:28‬ ‭(AMP‬‬)

“And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, from God.”


2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:13-15, 19-22‬ ‭(NLT)‬‬

“At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. 

But if you or your descendants abandon Me and disobey the decrees and commands I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, then I will uproot the people from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor My name. I will make it an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations. And though this Temple is impressive now, all who pass by will be appalled. They will ask, ‘Why did the Lord do such terrible things to this land and to this Temple?’ And the answer will be, ‘Because His people abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and they worshiped other gods instead and bowed down to them. That is why He has brought all these disasters on them.’”

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Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Strength in Struggle

Daily Encouragement –

Are you strong in power and ability? Where does your strength come from? What have you done to become mighty?

Never forget, you are not self-made! You cannot save yourself! You cannot rescue or cause yourself to be helped! No matter your physical or mental capabilities, you need help! You need Me!

Come to Me! Do not forget that I am the God who saved you and made a way. Through Jesus, you can be saved from sin and death, set free from bondage and destruction, and healed of sickness and backsliding. 

I am your Safety and Strength in times of peace and struggle! I am the One who made you! How much more do I know your purpose and destiny and can empower you to walk fully the way you were designed? You need me so desperately whether you realize it or not!!!

Come to Me and receive freely all My overflowing blessings (safety, strength, and so much more) that you may walk in My way with Me! I love you My child!!!

Isaiah 17:7 “In that day a man will look to his Maker, And his eyes will have respect for the Holy One of Israel.”
10 “Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, And have not been mindful of the Rock of your stronghold…”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Intervention for Syria



Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad



While in prayer yesterday morning, the Lord began to press very heavily in my spirit the situation taking place in Syria. He then spoke a pertinent word about what will come:


“Every soul is precious to Me. For far too long, the enemy of your souls has invaded with intent to destroy, yes, completely obliterate you. The value of life means nothing to him, which is why he delights in going after the most innocent ones. 

The silence of the media to your injustice has not fallen to deaf ears. It has fallen upon the ears of My sons and daughters who have been warring on your behalf; and those prayers and petitions have arisen to My own ears, along with the cry of injustice. 

You are not forgotten, Syria! Many have cried out to Me to enter in and to intervene on your behalf. I AM justice! I have looked and seen the lack of justice for you and I AM stepping in. I am starting by removing the corruption in your governmental covering. The profit being made off of the souls of the nation for illegal purposes is coming to an end. Your leader, Bashar al-Assad sold his soul over to the devil long ago. He has led enough of his sheep to the slaughter. Enough is enough! Indeed, he will be removed from office and his campaign will cease. The hold he has possessed over you is coming to an end. 

Because the prayers and petitions of My righteous ones on your behalf have met My ears, I will bring in someone unexpected to lead you into a new era of renewal and rebuilding. The enemy intended to bring in someone far more evil and destructive but the bold ones seeking Me have triumphed in prayer over the enemy. He will be one who welcomes the aid of helping nations as they come to rebuild your homes. Yes, you will see your children coming back to you upon the horizon. From the farthest reaches of the earth they will return to you. 

No longer will you weep and mourn as you hold your lifeless babies in your arms. Yes, the tears will end. No more weeping, no more sorrow. Light will begin to sweep across your land to bring a new dawn of hope to you. Be amazed at what I do! There is nothing that can stop what I am doing. No power or principality can stand in the way. What was lost will return to you and in all these things, you will draw near to Me. Never forget that I draw near to the broken-hearted. And as you lean into Me, I draw even closer. Truly, Syria will be alive again! The brightness of your rising will be a beacon of hope to nations still stumbling in darkness. The darkness will not remain for much longer. Turn to Me and find all you need.”


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.”


Isaiah‬ ‭60:4-5‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

“Look and see, for everyone is coming home! Your sons are coming from distant lands; your little daughters will be carried home. Your eyes will shine, and your heart will thrill with joy, for merchants from around the world will come to you. They will bring you the wealth of many lands.”


Isaiah‬ ‭60:15-18‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

‭‭“Though you were once despised and hated, with no one traveling through you, I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all generations. Powerful kings and mighty nations will satisfy your every need, as though you were a child nursing at the breast of a queen. You will know at last that I, the Lord, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. I will exchange your bronze for gold, your iron for silver, your wood for bronze, and your stones for iron. I will make peace your leader and righteousness your ruler. Violence will disappear from your land; the desolation and destruction of war will end. Salvation will surround you like city walls, and praise will be on the lips of all who enter there.”

Isaiah‬ ‭60:19-21‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

“No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the Lord your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set; your moon will not go down. For the Lord will be your everlasting light. Your days of mourning will come to an end. All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with my own hands in order to bring myself glory.”

Let us continue to pray that the Lord’s redemptive, restorative work will be done in Syria and that divine intervention will take place to eradicate the enemy strongholds in the land. Enough is enough with the innocent bloodshed. 


Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

God of the Breakthrough 

Word of the Lord-

“A great and mighty fire is coming to consume all of My enemies. Not a single demonic force can withstand My fire. My plans for My children are so great that I do not have time to allow the enemy to hinder, distract, and blind My children. I am utterly obliterating every demonic assignment sent to destroy the callings that I have created. An eruption of praise will rise and burst forth from My children as they see this victory made manifest in their own lives. 

So much weight has been upon the shoulders of My Bride for so long and that weight has left her feeling inadequate to step into My Presence for fear of dismissal. This deception is a complete lie from the pit of hell and I am entering in to trample upon it and to silence the lying tongue of the enemy in the ears of My children who are supposed to be entering into Kingdom living. 

There is a wealth of outpouring awaiting the revelation and awakening of the inheritors to take what is theirs and to STOP waiting on the sidelines, longing for what others have taken hold of. Yes, there is a portion stored up for each one, specifically designed accordingly. Peace will guide your path in laying hold of it and embracing it. 

Fear no more, My Beloved! Take hold of Me and My love and go all in with Me! Hold back no more! I desire to give it all just as I have already given it all for you to receive what is yours.”

Isaiah 66:12-15 

This is what the Lord says: “I will give Jerusalem a river of peace and prosperity. The wealth of the nations will flow to her. Her children will be nursed at her breasts, carried in her arms, and held on her lap. I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child.” When you see these things, your heart will rejoice. You will flourish like the grass! Everyone will see the Lord’s hand of blessing on his servants— and his anger against his enemies. See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his swift chariots roar like a whirlwind. He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke. 

Beloved, the winds of change are swiftly blowing. Nothing will stand in the way of what Jesus has planned! All week, the lyrics to the song, “Wave After Wave” by Andrew Hopkins has resonated in my spirit: “Our God is the God of the breakthrough, He’s clearing out paths, making ways through.” That is exactly what He is doing and now is the time to embrace and lay hold of our inheritance. He is coming soon, the fire-brands are being made ready. Rise up, sons and daughters of Zion! 

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Power, Ability, Strength and More!!!

Daily Encouragement –

What do you see around you- problems, distractions, worries? Do you know all you need to walk through these things? Do you feel weak and powerless in certain areas of your life? 

Come to Me! I have all you need ready to give to you freely! I have given My Spirit to rest upon you and live in you. Receive Him and the help He has to give. 

Holy Spirit brings knowledge and wisdom for every situation. He will reveal what you need and how you need to do it. He gives power, ability, and strength to carry out all these things in the right way. He gives the ability to come to Me and truly know Me because of Jesus. 

You can continue to do things your own way, with what you see and know, in your own strength just like the rest of the world, but why would you want to? Why would you want to be broken down, exhausted, angry, and depressed? 

Come to Me and receive joy, strength, power, and rest. I have all these things and more to give freely as you come to Me. I love you My child!!!

Isaiah 11:2 “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!