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Advance 22/40

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!

Well done!  We are now past the halfway mark, past Daniel’s precedent of 21 days, and beginning week 4 of The 40.  Do not waver! Do not falter! Press into Jesus, and be propelled into the next level with Him!!

This morning, I felt The Lord highlight one word, “Advance“.  This word means a lot to me for different reasons, but one of the reasons is this is an official military term, in my mind at least.  As we move forward into uncharted territory, God is leading and guiding.  He has gone before us to direct us in the right way we should go (John 10:4). Yesterday, the focus was on Touching The Kingdom, and the seeking of direction and revelation through humility, hunger, repentance, prayer, and fasting.  This should be our way of life until we receive our orders.   Then, we must “Advance” into all God has for us.  

Even understanding a proper definition of advance gives us a clue into what God is speaking to us today. 

Advance: 

  • Move forward in a purposeful way (Help us all to move forward with Your plans and in Your purposes Lord!)
  • Accelerate growth or progress of (We desire to progress and grow in You, Lord)
  • Raise to a higher rank (Thank you for raising us up to higher ranks in The Kingdom as we faithfully carry out our assignments at the level we are now.)
  • To lift up (Lift us up into heavenly realms with You)
  • Bring forward in time (Bring us all forward in time that we may be mature believers on mission with You!)
  • My personal definition would be the effective assisting in hastening a process or bringing about a desired end.  May we all be advanced in our own lives, and be used to advance The Kingdom of God today!

    In the Word, we can see this happening throughout the entire Bible, but we will focus on what is taking place in Acts 13.  The setting of this passage is the rapid growth of the church.  If you remember, they were first called Christians at Antioch, literally meaning “little Christ”.  The gospel is being proclaimed, and persecution has taken the life of James the apostle.  This was the first of the apostles to be martyred.  Peter was set to be killed as well, but through constant prayer, God miraculously delivers Him.  This is where we pick up in our reading.  

    The church is at a pivotal point in history. They must come to a decision if the persecution and death is too much and they should calm down in what they are doing, or if they should continue to advance The Kingdom in spite of all this.  

    Acts 13:1-2 Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 

    The response of the early church to the persecution and death of James and near martyrdom of Peter is to gather together and minister to The Lord. 

    How was this done? In Acts 2:42, 47 and 6:4 we find some clues: continue steadfastly in apostles doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer, praising God, and ministry of The Word.  In this passage we see, they also fasted.  Fellowship, worship, prayer, and fasting are literally ministry to The Lord. As they ministered to The Lord, Holy Spirit revealed what they were to do next.  

    It is interesting, they did not have a vision-casting meeting. They did not form a committee to talk about business. They did not try to figure out the most logical business model to follow. They gathered the leaders to worship, prayer, and fasting.  It is a sad fact that in many churches today, call a church business meeting and everyone shows up, but call a church prayer meeting more crickets show up than people.  However, if you call a prayer meeting without food and call a people to fast, this is like what happened in the early church. Only hungry people allowed.  This is where Holy Spirit brought revelation of what was to happen next.  

    When Holy Spirit released this revelation, they did not end the meeting and say lets get to work. Why? Because this was not the point of the meeting.  They were there to worship God with everything they had to give.  As a result, when they received revelation this is what they did:

    Vs. 3 Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away.

    They continued in worship, prayer, and thanksgiving. What Holy Spirit revealed in a time of worship, prayer, and fasting was commissioned and sent out by worship, prayer, and fasting.  The focus was ministering to God and the commissioning and sending out of Barnabas and Saul for the advancement of The Kingdom was part of this ministering to God.  No man or even church was glorified in the sending out of these men. 

    Verse 4 begins with “So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit…”  There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that this was a work of Holy Spirit for the advance of The Kingdom.  This is before Saul had prove himself to the church.  He is still in the care of Barnabas and there is probably still those who do not fully trust him.  That did not matter when Holy Spirit had set him apart to send him out. In the very next chapter Saul is violently persecuted and stoned. The strength knowing Holy Spirit had called him and sent him out enabled him to return to the very cities that this took place.  

    My encouragement for us today is that as we gather together daily to worship, pray, and fast, whether together in body or spirit, Holy Spirit will bring wisdom, understanding, and revelation that only comes from Him.  As He does, may we all be strengthened with might to advance The Kingdom and walk in what He has called us to.  Nothing can hold you back from advancing to the next level with Him if you are living and walking as His partner.

    Practical –

    • Ask for revelation of how you can minister to God today
    • As you minister to Him, seek wisdom, revelation, and understanding that only comes from Him
    • As He reveals, ask for the strength and ability to obey
    • Continue in Worship and ministry to Him
    • Obey all He directs you to do

    Be blessed with the ability to truly advance The Kingdom in partnership with Holy Spirit. May you receive wisdom, understanding, revelation and might as you minister to Holy Spirit.  May this propel you to the next level with Him!

    Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

    The Secret of The 40 5/40

    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!

    Having completed day 4, you have given a tithe of the 40 to the Lord.  This first fruit may have been difficult to achieve, but Father God is pleased with this sweet offering.

    Today, I would like to reveal the secret of The 40, and why it is important to set apart a special period of fasting and prayer for this amount of time.

     This is an excerpt from The Prophetic Whisper by Richard Gazowsky –

    “I am going to show you a secret vulnerability in Satan’s kingdom. His weakness is in the flies.” Later that day, we went to the Carmel Public Library and looked up the word “fly”…I discovered that the meaning of Beelzebub, one of the names of Satan is, “Lord of the Flies”…Scientists have discovered that flies have a reproductive period that lasts from four hours to over forty days, depending on the species. When pest controllers go to eradicate flies in a certain area, they spray pesticides every day for a forty-day period. If they destroy the reproductive cycles of presently existing flies, they can kill off a whole generation of future flies. I then saw what God was trying to show me…if a Christian will pray consistently for a forty day period he will be able to conquer most satanic strongholds in his life.’

    This revelation was astounding to me when I discovered it. No wonder we see all the major heroes of the faith fasting and praying The 40.  They were systematically destroying the reproductive rights of the enemy in their lives.  They desired to walk in The Fullness of The Kingdom and would not allow anything to hold them back.

    Most of us know the story of David and Goliath.  The giant spews his venom in 1 Samuel 17:8-11.  By doing this, he is reproducing this fear from his lips into the hearts of Saul and the army. How long did he do this? Verse 16 confirms for forty days.

    In Genesis 7 it rained forty days that the earth would be cleansed of its filth.

    In Deuteronomy 8 The Israelites wandered in the desert forty years to destroy the unbelief of a generation.

    In Deuteronomy 9:11 Moses fasted The 40 to receive the ten commandments.

    In Deuteronomy 9:18 Moses fasts The 40 again to intercede for the salvation of a wicked people.

    Elijah was sustained in 1 Kings 19 for The 40 to break the curse of Jezebel in the land.

    It is possible that the people of Nineveh in Jonah 3 fasted and prayed The 40 for God’s mercy and grace.

    Jesus fasted The 40 in preparation to overcome the enemy’s temptations.

    The secret of The 40 is to overcome every demonic stronghold in your life and stop it from reproducing that you may truly be propelled into all that God has for you!!!

    This is why the enemy will use any means necessary to keep you from The 40.  Twice in the first three days of the fast, someone has offered to buy me lunch.  Be careful of the enemy using the care and hospitality of others to lure you away from the power of The 40 being manifested in your life!

    Jesus, give us the ability to go The 40 and receive the right to cut off the head of the Goliaths in our lives. We desire to be propelled into our destinies by the total defeat of the enemy!

    Practical – 

    Read 1 Samuel 17 and meditate on the power of The 40 to destroy the reproductive rights of the enemy.

    Study the lives of those who did The 40 and how they changed history.

    Be blessed to endure throughout The 40 that you may destroy the enemy and glorify God through your life!

    Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

    So What About That Red Wave?

    Yesterday was a remarkable day in the nation of America. For many in the Body of Christ, they’re grieving over the exchange that took place as the Democrats gained control of the House. We have seen many prophetic voices in the streams prophesy recently a “red wave” or a “red tsunami”, alluding that in these mid-term elections the Republicans would gain control across the board. I have read and listened to many trusted voices and I believe that much of what was to take place was contingent on the Bride of Christ rising up in prayer, action, and support of Kingdom of Heaven living. Now today, not to my surprise since nothing is new under the sun, these obedient prophetic voices are under attack and being labeled as false prophets, and the enemy is causing the religious, offensible ones to go on a senseless rampage.

    I am not saying that sometimes we prophets get it a bit off or might even get it completely off for a number of reasons. Let’s be real, we are all still human and if I learned anything from discussing this with my Husband this morning, it would be that when God reveals prophecy, we must also be careful to deliver the straight up Word or vision in obedience and not allow our interpretations of it shift or sway the details. When God reveals something, it could be easy to interpret a detail through what makes sense to us. Let’s not get all up in arms condemning and crucifying those who spoke out what they believe God revealed to them; whether they heard and share correctly or were off. Rather, let’s encourage them as they, themselves will be dealing with the fall out of last night’s results.

    I also say this because I, myself, learned this in the past two days. In prayer yesterday morning over the elections, I received part of the Word that I will share below, but struggled the entire time with seeing in part, the vision being foggy, distractions, and interruptions from my now early bird toddlers (thanks daylight savings…) I tried again to get clarity and revelation in the afternoon thinking that because of the subject of the Word, that I needed a complete Word to share before the day was through or it could be irrelevant. I was unsuccessful, except for a slight addition. Seeing the majority of the results last night, I was a bit discouraged because I, too, heard the Lord say that there would be a “red wave” result; and had been hearing that and prophesying it in prayer for weeks.

    This morning I decided to sit down and seek the Lord for understanding and fullness of revelation, and I finally got it. What I realized through the Word, was that I did indeed hear clearly from the Lord, however, I had been interpreting the details based on my own analysis and wisdom instead of seeing from the Lord’s eyes and possessing His full knowledge. He confirmed what He intended with the Word below:

    “A wave is rising to bring a tide of change in the atmosphere of transference. A divine transference of mantles are taking place in the spirit realm even now. For many, I have already gone ahead and anointed them to take their place, as with David. In the days to come, the unrighteous, the ones My Spirit has departed from, will surely come to a revelation that their seat of power has been plucked from their hands, as did Saul. Surely, there will be many unexpected changes take place that were thought impossible. For behold, many will say, “I can’t believe this is happening! I was a shoo-in!” Because My children have stepped up out of their caves of hiding and apathy, have taken their rightful places as My Kingdom ambassadors and advancers, I have dispatched angels on assignment to disrupt the influence of the enemy and even run off those who would oppose My divine plan. Look out and see upon the horizon, the red wave rising in increasing proportions, signifying the new wave of revival being birthed on the heels of the blood of the Lamb being poured out upon the nation of America – washing away sin and making atonement for the shedding of innocent blood. The tables have turned for you, America! Begun, the transformation has.”

    While, the Lord was speaking this Word, I was taken into an open vision. In this vision, I walked up to a set of double doors where the Senate and House of Representatives meet. Just then, an angel with the appearance of a man stood next to me. He was dressed in a white robe with brown hair and had a young face. I knew in my spirit that he was an angel of justice. He said to me, “come on!”, and he opened the doors and we entered through them. Before me was the meeting place of Congress. We walked down to the front of the room where there is a pathway of separation from the seats up front as well as seats all around and behind us. Standing in the empty room, I looked up at the seats in the front of us and began to see certain seats highlighted as if they were lit up like a lightbulb. I began to glance around the room and saw spread out all around the room, seats lit up. I looked at the angel of justice who had not said anything at this point and asked, “what does all of this mean?” I heard a booming voice in the room say, “32.” I asked him what it meant, for I didn’t understand. He said, “32 seats of change. 32 chances for transference.”

    Just then, I saw a giant set of scales descend down upon us and take its place before us. I inquired of what was before me. The angel said, “the scales of justice are taking their place. They will weigh every single member – yes, every single judge of your nation will be weighed on this scale of righteousness. For every one that does not measure up to My standard of righteousness, they will be given either the chance to turn away from their wickedness and corrupt opposition and turn to Me or they will be deposed.” I looked and on the top of the scale was an eye that searched into the depths of each and determined whether they were fit to govern or if they were possessed by darkness as their influence.

    “Take a look and be ensured that the Word of the Lord will not fall void and fruitless, but WILL accomplish all it was sent forth to. Surely, a red tsunami WILL come, just not in the way that many anticipated. In the next two years, you will see the repercussions of this scale take effect; for the opposition has been heavy and intense, but I am more powerful than any enemy and I WILL have My way! I decree and declare that in the days ahead, what looked like a major victory of the enemy will prove to have only increased the activity of angels on assignment. Investigations will come against the very ones who wish to investigate My chosen one. Fraud will be exposed. Deception will be revealed. The seedpods of corruption and darkness will not be planted in the soils of your governing bodies. They will not take root, but will each be unearthed and cast into the fire.

    “I tell you now, as divine judgement takes place in the courts of America, you will find even the transference of seats take place in ways and methods not seen in decades. Even of those newly elected ones, some will be cast out because of the revealing of dark secrets expected to remain concealed. Surely, no one is safe! Young and old, alike, all will be judged! You will hear many say, “how can this be? Surely, this isn’t true!” The shock that takes place will be on a large-scale as if an earthquake just struck the courts of America. Indeed, corrupt, corroded structures established on unsteady soil will crumble! None will be able to withstand the shaking! Only those with firm foundations established on righteousness will be able to withstand not only the initial quake, but also the aftershocks!”

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    As he said this, I saw the shores of a coast and saw the waters begin to recede into the heart of the sea; exposing bare the seabed beneath and everything that was once hidden is now seen clearly. I knew in my spirit that this was the recession of the sea in preparation for and preceding the massive waves of a tsunami. I then heard the Lord say, “The time is now for recession unto succession.”

    Isaiah 51:4-5 (AMP)
    “Listen carefully to Me [says the Lord], o My people, and hear Me, o My nation; for a [divine] law will go forth from Me, and I will quickly establish My justice as a light to the peoples. My righteousness (justice) is near, My salvation has gone forth, and My arms will judge the peoples; the islands and coastlands will wait for Me, and they will wait with hope and confident expectation for My arm.”

    Beloved, we must not be swayed to and fro by what we see with our eyes, for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises] (2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP). Even if the elections did not go the way many thought, wanted, or hoped, God is still sovereign over it all and has not given up on America because of a party change. “So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return to Me void (useless, without result), without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11 AMP). It is time to press on, press forward, seek His face, and seek to carry out Kingdom Advancement!

    Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh

    Determining Destiny

    It has been over a month since my last post and sometimes that is how life is.  However, a major life change has happened, and I could not be more excited about how God is moving.  After 15 months of being back from our missionary journeys, plugging in wherever we can, God has sent us to a church.  God has confirmed in us that we are to be assistant pastors at Living Water Church in Burleson.  I have started working here part-time this week, and the more I get to know the pastor, the church and the people; the more convinced I am that God has us right where He wants us.

    Things rarely happen how we think that they will.  I would have loved to be doing more sooner, but God accomplishes His plans in His timing.  It is how we handle the things that the world throws at us and the times of waiting that allows us to determine our destiny.  This is the fourth devotion in the Destiny Series [1: Designed for Destiny, 2: Best Possible Signal, 3: Destiny Destroyer (Unforgiveness)].

    In a superhero’s life, there are moments when one choice determines their destiny. For Bruce Wayne, the death of his parents could have caused him to become insane or a criminal. However, he chose to use this as an incentive to dispense justice. This choice made him the greatest hero of all time!!!

    Bruce Wayne/Batman

    Sadly, Batman is just a fictional superhero.  However, you have the ability to affect your destiny, as well as the destiny of those around you, today. Right Now!!!  You do not have to be a billionaire or be special in the eyes of the world. You just have to be willing to listen and be obedient to whatever God speaks.

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    Read Acts 9:10-20

    Here, we meet a certain disciple. Ananias was listening and heard a disturbing word. “Go and pray for Saul of Tarsus”. Saul was known as a destroyer of the church, and he had authority to imprison and kill believers. Ananias had the choice to be obedient against his desire and comfortability or disobey. Because of his obedience, Saul was healed and saved. In effect, all of Paul’s missionary journeys, salvations, churches he established, and books of the Bible that you still read today resulted from Ananias’ obedience. What a destiny for someone who is never mentioned again before or after!

    If you are walking with God, you are a certain disciple just like Ananias. You may feel unimportant and meaningless at times; however, as you position yourself to receive from God and are obedient to what He speaks, you become infused with His power and presence. As He leads you to speak and pray for others, God’s presence can be infused into other’s lives. Your choice to walk into your destiny with God has the power to transform you and everyone around you!!!

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    One tiny word can change, save, or set a life free when spoken out of Obedience and Truth!!! 

    One simple act can affect a person, a nation, or all of eternity if you are walking with the Spirit into your destiny!!!

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    Challenge: Take time to listen carefully to Holy Spirit. Write down what He reveals. As He gives a word or action, be obedient to take action, do it or speak it. Talk to a leader if you have questions or need someone to help you be obedient.

    Suggested Reading; James 5:17-18, Hebrews 11, Jonah

    Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

    A Moment in Time…

    It has been a very challenging season for us over the past few months.  First of all, we would like to apologize for not being more up to date on posting as well as sending out monthly newsletters since the one we sent out in September.  The day that Katie began to work on the newsletter for October, our computer that contains just about everything we do for ministry stopped working mysteriously.  We have had to wait too long for the means to get it fixed and returned to us in a usable form.  But praise the Lord, we are now up and running again!!! 🙂

    Coming back to “normal” non-missionary life has been difficult in many ways.  As we were traveling, we were standing on the word of the Lord to go, and we obeyed that word to the best of our ability.  Now that we are back, it has been hard to understand what God has for us here and what He is saying next for work and ministry.

    Although it has been a challenging time, we have been privileged to be able to carry on ministering in many different ways.  We are privileged to be a part of leadership in Encounter God’s Presence (EGP).  Formerly, this was an annual youth camp and leadership retreat, but now it has been developing into weekly meetings and numerous youth rallies across our network of churches.  Katie has been involved in the organization and administration of things as well as being able to use her prophetic gifting to give words at several events.  Recently, we traveled with an EGP team to Hobbs, New Mexico to put on a rally for the youth.  Over a hundred youth came together and worshiped, prayed, and sought the Lord together.  During this time, many were ministered to, and Katie even got to pray and watch as a young girl’s leg grew out.  This along with her prophetic words touched the lives of many youth there.

    Hobbs Youth Rally

    This church invited the team to lead worship the next morning so that the entire congregation could be a part of what God was doing.  We went early to pray and prepare our hearts to be filled with His presence and then give out what we had received.  God had been speaking to me during this weekend a word that I was able to share with the worship team before they were able to minister to the congregation.  During the service that followed, the power of God was displayed throughout the church and the pastor gave up his message to allow the Holy Spirit to minister as the worship continued to usher in the Kingdom of God!!!

    Worship at Hobbs First Assembly

    The word that God had been speaking to me was a simple phrase, “A Moment in Time Changes Everything!!!”  As I meditated on this word, God began to reveal more.  We live our lives from moment to moment never really knowing what will come next and not being able to change what has been done in the past.  Each moment, we are given the opportunity to be obedient to the Lord and the Truth that we know.  Each moment in time changes what will come next for better of for worse.  As we are faithful to the Lord and His word to us, our moment in time will come into contact with another person’s moment in time and they will be changed by the Presence of the Lord we carry with us.  These life changing moments may not seem different than any other moment, because it is not even us doing anything but being obedient to the Lord.  This obedience to Him allows Holy Spirit to flow supernaturally through us to whomever we come into contact with.

    In Acts 9:10, we come upon “a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias”.  He appears to be no special person, not a pastor or leader in a church.  He was a certain disciple like you and I are supposed to be.  He was spending time listening to the Lord and allowing his spirit to be filled by the presence of God.  When he got a word to go and pray for a man named Saul, he did not even really want to.  He had heard of all the evil horrendous things that Saul had done in the name of God, and did not want him to be healed.  This would be a bit like God telling you to go and pray for a well known member of ISIS.  Nevertheless, because of his relationship with the Lord he was obedient.  Saul was miraculously healed and chose to follow the Lord.  Ananias, a relative nobody, had a moment in time that God’s power and presence was able to be infused into Saul’s life, and this changed everything!!!  Saul became Paul and later became a traveling missionary and church planter, was appointed as an apostle, brought the word of God to the Gentiles, and wrote most of the letters that still influence us to this day.  Ananias gained a mighty eternal inheritance of all of these things because of a simple act of obedience that he did not even really want to do.  His moment in time still influences us today and changed all of eternity!!!

    We can see all kinds of these life-changing moments throughout the Bible and even to modern day history.  At the time, they do not even seem to be that important, but because God was able to infuse Himself into the obedience of His people, miraculous things took place and a supernatural legacy was brought about.  Think about Abraham who left everything behind to follow the Lord, and his willingness to give up his most precious son Isaac, we are his inheritance.  Moses gave up the pleasures of the palace and the solitude of the wilderness to speak the words of truth to Pharaoh, and he became the leader of God’s chosen people.  After much resistance, Jonah spoke a word of destruction to Nineveh that saved the entire city.  The Bible is made up of simple individuals like you and I (Elijah was a man with a nature like ours… James 5:17) who chose to follow and obey the Lord and this changed history!!!

    This is who you are!!!  This is your inheritance!!!  This is your destiny!!!  God calls you as His own to walk in faithful obedience to Him.  As you walk out the simple mundane acts of obedience, it allows God to inject His Spirit into the situation so that the miraculous can occur. At the time, you may not see, realize, or feel anything special.

    One “little” word or one “small” act of obedience will change the world when God is the one leading and directing!!!

    A tiny word can change, save, or set a life free when spoken out of Obedience and Truth!!! 

    A simple act can affect a person, a nation, or all of eternity if we are walking with the Spirit!!!

    One moment in time changes everything!!!

    Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

    Carry the Mountain to Move the Mountains

    Well, once again I am back in Spain. I never imagined that so quickly after an extended trip that God would have us visiting the people and places in both Newcastle, England and Spain that we had left only 6 months ago. As we sat in St. Luke’s in Newcastle, God gave me a word that I did I not share there, but the next night in a time of worship with three friends that we had made there, I did.

    In First Samuel 10, we find a story of Samuel and Saul. Within this story, we can find some valuable wisdom for the men and women of God that truly want to bring change to a person, people, or place. “Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said: “Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?” (1 Samuel 10:1). Each one of the sons and daughters of God have been anointed as leaders over the inheritance of the Lord!!! What is the inheritance of he Lord, but souls, cities, nations, and ultimately the world!!!

    So how can we as leaders of this inheritance bring true change to each of these 4 areas??? Several verses later, this is revealed! “After that you shall come to the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is. And it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with a stringed instrument, a tambourine, a flute, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying. Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you” (10:5-7). The first thing to note is that the mountain of God is in the center of where the enemy has set up camp. Often, God calls us to go to the hardest places. At these places where the enemy gathers his forces, God is wanting His change to come in a mighty way!!! The prophets were coming down from the mountain having been in the presence of God. As they came down, they carried the presence of God with them and this presence was what changed Saul into a different person.

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    Carrying the Presence

    We as sons and daughters of God are called to go up the mountain of God, many times in the very places where the enemy seems to have the greatest presence. However, these prophets did not let the enemy distract them from their main calling. It is our job to go up the mountain and not camp on top of the mountain. We are to go to the presence of God and be carriers of the presence to the people who have not gone up the mountain yet for whatever reason. They may not be able to go up or they may not know the true glory of the Lord. They may be discarded by the enemy. We as men and women of God are to go up the mountain, be filled to overflowing with the Presence of God and to host this presence with us as we go out to the people and places of the world. As we do this, great change cannot help but come about as His presence changes the people into new men and women.

    In this passage, everything happened as Samuel said, Saul met the prophets, prophesied with them, was changed, and then guess what happened? “And when he had finished prophesying, he went to the high place” (1 Samuel 10:13). After being changed, Saul went up the mountain of God for himself to the high place. This is always our goal to carry the presence of God to the people and places around us so that they are changed, and then go to the mountain of God so they can be continually transformed themselves into carriers of His Presence!!!

    My challenge to you today, is to intentionally make time to be in the presence of the Lord, whatever that may look like to you, and then carry that presence to the world around you. Do not leave the presence of the Lord at home, church, or the conference you just came from. Be a true carrier of His Presence into all the world. Allow God’s Presence to change you, and then carry that life-changing Presence with you to those who need it the most!!! In short, carry the Mountain of God with you so that the mountains of this world are easily moved by Him and His Presence, and the people and places you come into contact with are changed into carriers of His Life-Changing Presence as well!!!

    Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!