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Expect the Unexpected (Southeast Asia)

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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!!!

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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!!!

URGENT: Syria on the Brink

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On April 5, 2018, the Lord placed a spirit of travail upon me, opening my eyes to the reality of the horrors that have been taking place in the nation of Syria over the past seven years and that have continued taking place even present day. The sorrow and pain in His heart for His children was so heavy that I was unable to bear the weight of it. He spoke an urgent word then which I shared my the post, Intervention for Syria.

I have been closely watching the events taking place in Syria and praying the word of the Lord forth. Early this morning while in prayer, He burdened me with a deep urgency to pray unlike other urgings that I have felt prior to. In this place of urgency, He spoke a cataclysmic word of the dire need for watchmen to arise and stand upon the walls in intercession for the nation and future of Syria.

The Word of the Lord came unto me saying,

Oh, Syria, I will not leave you broken, for I will restore you. The enemy has sifted you and tried to cast your life into the fire instead of your dead, lifeless, and fruitless parts. I have seen the sheer atrocities set upon you and indeed, I am and have been utterly displeased! I am sickened by the evil in man’s heart. With every life lost to the hands of evil, the enemy truly brings a holy righteous anger boiling forth from Me. I hear many crying out, “when will it end?!”, as the cries for justice burst forth from the blood-stained ground.

An assassination plot will be carried out against your heartless ‘leader’ and he will be removed, yes, plucked from his seat of power. Just when he thinks that he has it made, has taken control of you and is seated in his lush high place, I will rip his throne right out from under him; just as I did with Haman. His pride and greed has set him up in high places and his world will soon come crumbling down in a burning heap of rubble! Every stronghold that he has laid up for himself in high places will come crashing down around him.

I will use this time to break in and bring relief from the death, destruction, and decay that has rampantly spread throughout your land for far too long. BUT, YOU MUST PRAY, oh, Syria! This window of opportunity will be brief; and the enemy is a blood-sucking leech.

The battle in the unseen over your life is greater than the war that has ravaged your land and slaughtered your children. There is a great war over your very existence and the enemy is dead-set on continuing his campaign of death until nothing remains but ashes. YOU MUST PRAY with the urgency of Mordecai burning in your hearts, that the spirit of Esther would arise in this window of time.

The enemy’s runner-up in this edict of death is far more evil at heart that his predecessor; for he would seek to claim this throne illegitimately. Yes, he has been training up in the spirit of divination in the secret place awaiting his chance to take over. Even this man has been placing curses on Assad to get his opponent out of the way. As evil as the demonic influence has been within Assad, how much deeper the seed of evil that is in the heart of this Hazael.

Where Assad would seek to gain control of every square inch of your land, no matter the cost; Hazael would seek only utter decimation. Where Assad destroys indiscriminately; Hazael would annihilate with intentionality all of your weak and vulnerable ones to completely destroy your bloodline and wipe your future from existence. YOU MUST PRAY for Michael, My fiercest warrior to intervene with victory in this window and DO NOT HESITATE OR DELAY, for the enemy of your souls stands at your doorsteps!

Brothers and sisters, we absolutely cannot stand idly by any longer and think that just because these atrocities are being carried out on the other side of the globe that it does not affect us. Every single thing that takes place in the earth has a direct effect on the physical and spiritual present and future of creation.

No longer can we stand idly by in our pathetic apathy as Christians when the future of our Syrian family is in the hands of the enemy! If you look up pictures and read up on the news from this nation or any other nation in the world going through conflict and you find yourself numb and true compassion doesn’t engulf you to the point of beseeching the Lord for intervention and warring in the spirit, then you have allowed yourself to become so numb to the heart of the Father. You have allowed yourself to become separated from the reality of His design for us. It is time to awaken out of our spiritual slumber and step up to the plate. The enemy wants to keep us under spiritual anesthesia so that we are uncaring and unaware of the havoc he is wreaking in the earth.

We were created to shift and flow with Him, to partner with Him in what He is doing in the earth and in the heavenly realm. “To do nothing out of self-preservation is to be dead already.” This word is for Syria, but it is also for the Global Family of God. It is a call to come out of spiritual disconnect and to awaken to the reality that the power of the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. When we pray, we are releasing a thunderous sound into the supernatural realm that shakes demonic dominions, uproots unbreakable fortresses of darkness, and destroys the influence of the enemy in the earth!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Possess the Land

Encouragement for Today 

What are you working for? What do you have stored up for the future? What is of greatest value to you?

I am the Lord your God, Creator of Heaven and earth!!! What could be of greater worth than knowing Me? I have all the wisdom you could ever need. I have all the possessions and land you could ever want. All the blessings of The Spirit are mine to release. 

Do not worry or fear because of the troublings of this world. Come to Me!!! Trust in Me fully and completely!!! Put your trust in Me and the land shall be a possession for you. Your inheritance will be the Holy mountain of My presence. 

What could be of greater worth than direct access to Me and My Kingdom? Here it is, all for the taking as you come to Me!!! I love you My child!!!

Isaiah 57:13 “But he who puts his trust in Me shall possess the land, And shall inherit My holy mountain.”

V. 15 “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Keys to Kingdom Secrets

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“Keys to the Kingdom” Prophetic Painting by Mindi Oaten

While in prayer yesterday morning, the Word of the Lord came unto me saying,

So much revelation is coming forth to those who would seek My face and turn their face towards Me. There are divine secrets stored up in secret vaults awaiting their unlocking. I am releasing keys specifically pertaining to and assigned to these vaults.

Keys to Kingdom Secrets. 

My Spirit rides upon the winds searching out those who would humble themselves and ask Me for My Kingdom to be made manifest in the earth. To these faithful ones will I bestow authority and the right to open up pent up storehouses.

As these keys are released to My faithful fellows, angels assigned to these storehouses have begun making specified preparations for the beneficiaries to make their appearance and receive what is rightfully theirs as they unlock these hidden chambers. The greatest release and outpouring has yet to come! 

These specific keys are not handed out freely, they are released unto those who would press in for the upward call; for those who will humble themselves and seek My Kingdom above all else. In My House there are many rooms. In these rooms, you will find an endless supply of all that will ever be needed to carry out My will in my world. 

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“Unlocked” Prophetic Painting by Mindi Oaten

In the spirit, I see ornately designed keys, each cut differently and designed differentiating their designated location. I see the hand of Heaven reaching through the clouds releasing these keys unto a body of believers who have held steadfast in faith and perseverance, despite impending opposition of the enemy. I see locks upon doors of storehouses awaiting their perfectly fashioned counterpart to be placed in them and unlock them once and for all. Behind these doors, I see angelic hosts gathering together stores of wisdom, revelation, might, favor, financial breakthrough, healing restoration, the cure for all cancer, and limbs for the restoration of missing or disabled ones. I see stores of eyes to see, mantles of glory, prophetic decrees signed and sealed, voice boxes for the mute, and shoes of peace.

I see rooms set aside for the nations and in these rooms, I see angels gathering up hordes of healing for the nations, hands to touch the nations, boats, cars, trains, and planes to reach the most unreached people groups. I see safety deposit boxes filled with all of the finances needed to cover the cost of taking the Gospel into all the world. I hear the Lord saying,

No more will My faithful friends be bogged down and burdened by the unnecessary worries pertaining to reaching the lost. No longer will My laid-down lovers get burned out by the worldly weight and burdens placed on them in being faithful to the call. No longer will those bold and brave enough to go to the furthest reaches to save the lost face burn out and failure due to lack of support. For where man and the Body have fallen short in their own obedience to give and care for the needs of the many, I am stepping in to give all of Myself to support My Bride. I am releasing full financial provision to take care of every expense and cost to those whom have counted the cost of following Me and have wholeheartedly said, “YES!” to the call. 

Where are those who would rise up and take hold of the Keys of the Kingdom? Where are those who would search out the treasures hidden in darkness, once lost, awaiting being found? Where are they whom I have fashioned to step in and step out in obedience? Where are they who are more hungry for the My Kingdom than the kingdom of darkness? All of the riches stored up by man, for man will be utterly destroyed and My Kingdom will continue to reign. Who will forsake the earthly kingdoms for the secrets of My Kingdom? Surely I tell you, they that seek out the fullness of My Kingdom will not only experience all of these things I have revealed and more, but they will obtain the releasing of them in totality. These are whom I will bless infinitely more, unto blessing all of the nations of the earth!

 

“I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.”
Isaiah 22:22 (NLT)

“I will give you the treasures of darkness [the hoarded treasures] and the hidden riches of secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you (Cyrus the Great) by your name.”
Isaiah 45:3 (MSG)

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.”
Jeremiah 33:3 (AMP)

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

Chosen Outcast

Encouragement for Today – 

Do you feel unwanted, unworthy, unloved, or outcast? Have you done things that make you feel disqualified? Do others keep you under oppression because if your past?

I am The One who made you, called you, and chose you!!! Come to Me! I am the one who gathers all the outcasts of this world as children of The Kingdom to come. 

Even if it seems that no one else may want you, I do! I want to make you great and fill you with abundant life and joy. I will give you an inheritance and blessing better than you could imagine as you come to Me! 

You will never be rejected by Me! I can never approve or accept sin or darkness that may be allowed into your life, but I will always welcome you with open arms as you come to Me!!! 

I will set you free from all oppression and qualify you to walk as an heir of My Eternal Kingdom as you come close to Me!!! I love you My child!!!

Isaiah 56:6-8 “…the sons of the foreigner Who join themselves to the Lord, to serve Him, And to love the name of the Lord, to be His servants— Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And holds fast My covenant— Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices Will be accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, “Yet I will gather to him Others besides those who are gathered to him.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

Infinite Increase

Daily Encouragement –

Are you surrounded by unfavorable circumstances? Do hurts and troubles plague your life? Do you have hope that all these things will someday change for your better?

I am the Lord, Maker of all things!!! I have redeemed you from the pit and called you to The Kingdom! Come to Me!!! 

If you can look to Me, trust in Me, and give glory to My name in the midst of your trouble, you can be sure that change is coming! You may be ridiculed, hurt, and broken; but as you come to Me, I will restore, strengthen, and exalt you beyond your expectations! You were never made to be lying in the dirt getting trampled by the world. 

Come to Me and prepare for the infinite increase in The Kingdom that is your inheritance!!! You are coming into this and so much more as you come to Me!!! I love you My child!!!

Isaiah 54:1-3 “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.”

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

😭😭😭 We met this beautiful family four years ago while we were in Aizawl and partnered with them in pioneering the first Burn 24/7 there. Even then, the presence of the Lord was so precious and honored and I was forever changed by the atmosphere that was released there. The sound of their worship still resonates in my ears and I can see their adoration displayed when I close my eyes as if it is a fresh memory. May we all be like these who still praise in the darkest of nights, no matter the cost. 😭😭😭

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

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WORSHIP AT HIS SONS FUNERAL 😭😭
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This is my fiend Zaia leading worship at his 1-year-old sons funeral held at his home (according to tradition) yesterday in Northeast India. ❤️❤️❤️
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After battling several sudden & complex diseases, his beautiful son Chris (a twin) graduated into eternity with Jesus last week in spite of an avalanche of prayer for a miracle.
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These are the moments that expose the RAWNESS and REALNESS of our worship. Zaia has gathered the community for years to 24-hour burns and built an amazing movement in his city. Now they all watch his response in his darkest hour. .
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I’m too weepy on the plane now to write anything else except my profound love for his family and the grit they have shown to never turn their worship off. Leading a movement like this can be beyond exasperating, but these moments wreck my life.
As we all contended for a miracle the last few weeks, Zaia told me the Lord asked him: “Will you still praise me if the miracle you ask for us not granted?” .
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His response is evident and we’re all witnesses.
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THANK YOU ZAIA FOR THE TESTIMONY OF YOUR LIFE. We love you and praying for your family.
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