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New Podcast: Beyond the Torn Veil – Stephen Mckie   Leave a comment

veil ripped in 2When Jesus died on the cross the Veil of the temple was torn in two. The way was opened for all to go beyond the veil into the Holy of Hollies. Stephen teaches on the reality of this truth and how we can now, by faith, boldly access the throne of God! To know and experience this reality will change your life!

This teaching was given in N Ireland at a conference hosted by Eric & Mary Hogg and the music at the end is by Julian Wiggins-Heaven Waits.  To listen just click on the link

Beyond the Torn Veil – Stephen Mckie.

Posted April 11, 2015 by stephenmckie in revival

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*Prophetic Insights for 2013 and Beyond   Leave a comment

Hey guys, this is a short video put together by my good friend Justin Abraham from companyofburninghearts.com There’s some good prophetic insights into 2013 and beyond. Have a wee look and be encouraged!!

Posted February 3, 2013 by stephenmckie in revival

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Just some quotes on revival   1 comment

“A revival almost always begins among the laity. The ecclesiastical leaders seldom welcome reformation. History repeats itself. The present leaders are too comfortably situated as a rule to desire innovation that might require sacrifice on their part. And God’s fire only falls on sacrifice. An empty altar receives no fire!”

Frank Bartleman

 

“Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival – men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations.”

C.H. Spurgeon

 

“Power on high is the supreme need of today.”  ———–C. G. Finney

“We don’t understand revival; in fact, we don’t even have the slightest concept of what true revival is. For generations we have thought of revival in terms of a banner across the road or over a church entryway. We think revival means a silver-tongued preacher, some good music, and a few folks who decide they’re going to join the church. No! Real revival is when people are eating at a restaurant or walking through the mall when they suddenly begin to weep and turn to their friends and say, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I now I’ve got to get right with God.” Tommy Tenney    

“My fear is not that our great movement, known as the Methodists, will eventually cease to exist or one day die from the earth. My fear is that our people will become content to live without the fire, the power, the excitement, the supernatural element that makes us great”.  John Wesley    

“Our mistake is that we want God to send revival on our terms. We want to get the power of God into our hands, to call it to us that it may work for us in promoting and furthering our kind of Christianity. We want still to be in charge, guiding the chariot through the religious sky in the direction we want it to go, shouting “Glory to God,” but modestly accepting a share of the glory for ourselves in a nice inoffensive sort of way. We are calling on God to send fire on our altars, completely ignoring the fact that they are OUR altars and not God’s….”  A. W. Tozer    

“A genuine revival without joy in the Lord is as impossible as spring without flowers, or day-dawn without light”.  Charles Haddon Spurgeon    

“Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit’s power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power”.  James Hudson Taylor

“Revival is neither more nor less than the impact of the personality of Jesus Christ upon a church or a community. The whole area becomes God-conscious.”  Duncan Campbell      

“Revival is a community saturated with God – Duncan Campbel!”

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do no constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.” – A. W. Tozer

“We have lost the sacred art of spending time with God, and nothing else can ever take its place. No repentance however deep, no restitution however costly, no sorrow however complete, can do away with the necessity for a daily time of sacred quiet, alone with God.” ( Keswick 1946 ) – Gordon M. Guinness

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.” – John Wesley

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.” – R. A. Torrey

“Oh, for closest communion with God, till soul and body, head, face, and heart – shine with Divine brilliancy! But oh! for a holy ignorance of our shining!” – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

“Revival comes from heaven when heroic souls enter the conflict determined to win or die-or if need be, to win and die! “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” – Charles G. Finney

“I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn; I burn with passion, enthusiasm, dire devotion towards God and a Holy Hatred of the world and every form of lukewarm religion” John Wesley  

“So tremendous has been this sense of an awareness of God, that I have known men out in the fields, so overcome that they were prostrate upon the ground.” Duncan Campbell The Lewis Revival

“A church in the land without the Spirit is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker, remember that you stand in somebody else’s way; you are a fruitless tree standing where a fruitful tree might grow.” C. H. Spurgeon

Posted May 20, 2011 by stephenmckie in revival

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Prophetic Update from Justin Abraham   Leave a comment

PROPHETIC WORD: EXTREME GENERATION

I was woken in the night and heard a specific word of revelation. I tried to capture it as best as I could… see if it resonates with you it certainly touched my heart. I want the unknown path a new way whatever that looks like. We have seen the limitations of what we have known and are hungry for a greater reality to manifest. Even with the current move we are aware their is a greater harvest, miracles and wonders yet to be released.

The GENERATION that I am raising up right now is an EXTREME generation.

They are going to look so HOT-  so on FIRE – so extreme in their CONSECRATION and in their DECISIONS, and in their LIFESTYLES that they are going to be PERSECUTED even as I was persecuted. Because the BRIGHTNESS and HOLINESS of their lives is going to cause those who seemed holy to suddenly feels UNCLEAN and those who thought they were on fire to suddenly realise they weren’t on fire at all.

This FIRE that I am releasing on this people will cause them to make lifestyle CHOICES like that of the MONASTICS and MYSTICS of old where they will FORSAKE many of the patterns and things of this world to lay hold of the heavenly reality.

Some will ACUSE them of being RELIGIOUS.

 

Some will accuse them of being TOO heavenly minded.

And they will be MISUNDERSTOOD and ABUSED.

But they will be KNOWN by heaven and they will EXPERIENCE the REALITY of heaven unlike any other generation has. My HAND will come upon them HEAVILY. They will WORK My WONDERS and they will demonstrate My awe and My wonders. They will be KNOWN by ME. They will be those that OBTAIN PROMISES, see My FACE, stand in My COUNCIL.

The PRICE to walk in this realm is HIGHER than people realise.

It is more COSTLY. It is like a TREASURE in a field. It’s costs EVERYTHING to obtain this prize.

It’s going to be a DAY-TO-DAY decision. It will involve embarassment. It will involve humiliation, brokenness. It will involve making choices that seem ILLOGICAL, making choices that people don’t understand. It may mean drawing ASIDE when sometimes it’s inappropriate to be gone.

It will mean taking up YOUR cross daily and loving not you’re life unto death.

It is a GREAT WORK that these have been called to- but there is a great PRICE.

Are you WILLING to pay the price?

Are you willing to be one that WALKS in the POWER of the age to come. Each one is invited, many are called but few RESPOND and become chosen. But to those who respond they will be CHOSEN and they will be PRECIOUS in My sight.”

 

I believe this is one of many prophetic invitations to this generation. I once heard the Lord say “THE RADICALS ARE COMING”. We haven’t really seen them come through yet. We have to get more radical.  The heavens are stirred in an unusual way this year. It has made me wonder what is truly going on. I had an sense of anticipation and excitement. I then found yesterday that Bobby Conner has also seen and said something similar:

“There is a great stirring in the Heavens, the hosts of Heaven are assembling, and something is up! You can feel it in the air, God is responding to the cries of His people.” Bobby Conner

Heaven is responding to the cries. It is stirred. Beni Johnson from Bethel said in her message on transition:

“I believe we are in the moment of Joshua chapter 1- and I believe the Lord is putting us on display before principalities and powers… and we will shine before the world. God help us to do it right!” Beni Johnson

God help us to do it right! Well said Beni! We need great grace to walk this kind of change out.

My prayer is that we might have courage and confidence to believe and respond.

Incredible days incredible challenge.

Living for Papa’s dream, Justin Abraham

 

 

Posted March 17, 2011 by stephenmckie in Prophetic words, revival

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Sounds from heaven!!   3 comments

These two guys decided to pursue God as much as they could praying and worshiping for hours and hours a day. Suddenly they began to hear heaven joining in with them. God has recently gave them permission to allow these sounds to be recorded!! Heaven is at hand folks!! New sounds are coming. It’s time to tap into these new sounds!!

This is just one guy with one guitar. all the sounds and voices you here (about 3minutes into the song) are heavenly and angelic. Have a listen to this!! Awsome!!

Posted November 22, 2010 by stephenmckie in revival

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The Angels Of His Presence Are Being Released!   Leave a comment

Paul Keith Davis: The Gulf Oil Crisis
by Paul Keith Davis
Jul 5, 2010

Contend for a Greater Measure of Prophetic Understanding

Obviously, the question most often asked in recent days concerns our propheticperspective of the calamities associated with the oil spill. This is something that we are very personally and intimately involved in as it is occurring right outside our home. Clearly, I have spent countless hours praying over the subject both as a defense mechanism for our region and prophetic understanding of its implications.

In the process, I personally felt it was imperative to not take a hindsight position and prophesy after the fact with various impressions or opinions. That posture has a place of value to spearhead intercession and mobilization of resources; even so, I have felt a greater need for a more sure word of prophecy that bears the insignia of Heaven and provides valid direction and insight to mobilize God’s people.

The Biblical pattern has always been that prophets foretold key events with direction and insight attached to it. When the event occurred as prophesied, a greater measure of faith could be attached to the message associated with it. Exodus 4 outlines the model for ministry in the life of Moses; spiritual signs were given with a voice or message. It is the message that is of paramount importance.

And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign.—Exodus 4:8

According to Amos 3:7, the Lord will do nothing unless He first reveals His secret counsel to the servants the prophets. Furthermore, Jeremiah articulated God’s perspective in Jeremiah 28:9 saying:

“The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, then that prophet will be known as one whom the LORD has truly sent.”

It is imperative that we now contend for a greater measure of prophetic understanding and foretell events before they occur with the corresponding heavenly message. With that said, I felt it essential to only prophesy of what we may have seen before the event. In December 2006 I had a prophetic experience that I now believe has direct application.

Prophetic Experience of a “Manhole”

Further below I will share a transcript of the full message as I preached it in 2008. However, there are two quick points I would like to highlight. In this experience I saw what appeared as a “manhole” being lifted from the bowels of the earth. In various times of sharing this message throughout the last three years I have used the expression “manhole” as the best description of the image I saw being opened over the “bowels of the earth” or the “bowels of Hell.” (I used both expressions in various accounts of sharing the experience.)

When I finally began to understand the implications of this experience with the oil spill, the Lord reminded me that this is a “man-made hole” that has opened the bowels of the earth to this deep reservoir of oil. The footage shown on news networks of the oil billowing up into the Gulf are almost identical to the images I saw as the manhole was lifted and clouds of evil began to pour out. In my experience the lid or manhole looked like this image featured here.

As a further confirmation, there was an article published in Petroleum World magazine entitled, “The Well from Hell.” In the article the author made this statement:

According to the New York Times, BP’s internal “documents show that in March, after several weeks of problems on the rig, BP was struggling with a loss of ‘well control.’ And as far back as 11 months ago, it was concerned about the well casing and the blowout preventer.” The problem is that this methane, located deep in the bowels of the earth, is under tremendous pressure…

This article utilized some of the exact language that I used while describing my experience. Furthermore, while in Connecticut in early June we were discussing the oil situation and one of our hosts commented that he had listened to me share my prophetic experience concerning the lid being lifted over the bowels of the earth. He reminded me that I saw spirits ascending that had the appearance of Hitler and other tyrants of the past. He pointed out that Hitler was born on April 20 and this event started on April 20. Just in recent days we have seen an escalation in anti-Israel sentiment that is demonically inspired.

This seemed to be a further affirmation of the application of the experience. The Bible predicted that during the last days darkness would cover the Earth and deep darkness the people; but also marked the exact time that God’s people would “arise and shine for our light has come” (see Isaiah 60:1-5.)

The Oil Spill

From my perspective, I feel this is not an act of God but the foolishness and greed of mankind that the enemy has influenced and fueled as the “devourer.” Even so, God will use this as a signpost that we have crossed a line of demarcation in end-of-the-age events.

The good news is, I heard a Voice say in my 2006 experience that great hosts of Heaven will be dispatched to work with Christians to prepare and equip them to walk in realms of glory to facilitate the harvest and become the mature sons of the Kingdom. That is our hope and the object of our prayerful focus and determination.

When evil abounds, grace will much more abound. This is not a time for fear but faith-filled decrees and proclamations in agreement with God to activate His people to meet the challenges of this age and overcome the enemy’s attempt to hinder and impede the harvest.

The following is a written transcript of a message preached in 2008 in which I share this experience.

Encounter of Lid Being Lifted From Bowels of Hell

December 2006 I had a revelatory encounter that I have shared in various places of travel. But the Lord is beginning to give us the next installment of understanding it. I was very restless one evening and couldn’t sleep. I prayed for a while and finally went to bed.

The moment my head hit the pillow, I went into a revelatory experience. I saw, as it were, a lid that looked like a manhole being lifted from the bowels of Hell. The unique thing about this experience was that as I was experiencing it, I was also articulating audibly what I was seeing. Wanda was able to listen as I spoke what I saw. I watched as these spirits came pouring up out of Hell, and I even recognized the appearance of some of them.

I saw spirits that had a resemblance to Hitler and Stalin, and other tyrants of the past; I knew we had crossed some form of timeline in the plan of Heaven, and that this end-time darkness had been released on the earth.

I watched as these spirits were coming out of Hell and literally manifesting themselves in the bedrooms of people. And I watched as these spirits were teaching individuals how to walk in realms of evil and darkness.

When it seemed I couldn’t watch anymore, I heard a Voice come booming out of Heaven. And the Voice said, “The sons of light must respond in like manner.” I watched as angels were coming out of Heaven and were manifesting themselves in the bedrooms of individuals and speaking to them and training them to walk in Heavenly realms never before so freely accessed by a generation of people.

And the good news of this message and what the Lord is doing now is revealing to a certain degree the nature of these angels being dispatched from the Throne room. Interestingly I had this experience on a Friday afternoon, and I went through the weekend contemplating it. On Monday morning the Holy Spirit told me to write the experience down and e-mail it to Neville Johnson.

It turned out that very day he had exactly the same experience. He even saw the identifications of the same spirits of darkness being released by name. He shared his experience with friends that morning and received my email 12 hours later outlining the exact same experience…”Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, let the Word be established.”

If you’ll remember in the experience that Neville and I shared together, there would be angels coming out of Heaven to meet with saints to prepare them for this calling. Now we are discovering these are not just going to be ordinary angels. These are angels of a very extraordinary nature coming from standing in the presence of Almighty God. Isaiah 63:9 declares:

“In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them; in His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, and He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.”

The Angel of His Presence saved them! We’re finding out that this could have been more accurately translated in the original language, “Messenger of His Face.” The word used here for “angel” is most often translated “messenger.” The word for “Presence” is most often translated “face.” The Lord sent the Messenger of His Face to save them.

So what I’m prophesying to you this evening is, “That messengers of His face are coming from Heaven to empower us to become messengers of His face.”

It says in some rabbinical writings that the “Angels of His Presence” are high level angels, also known as the “Angels of His face.” According to the Book of Jubilees, “Angels of His Presence” are angels of sanctification and are among the highest order of angels. According to rabbinical tradition, the “Angels of His Presence” are the carriers of His Glory.

There was an incredible promise given to the patriarch Jacob. He had one of the most fantastic experiences ever given to a human being. There was something that distinguished him from his brother Esau; I submit to you it was his un-denying desire, even though his methods were poor, to be blessed with a very specific and unique blessing. A very specific and unique blessing is what he was contending for.

If you’ll remember, Abraham had been given a promise that he would have a son through Sarah. However, the promise seemed impossible since the Bible says his body was as good as dead. Then, the Lord appeared to him for the first time in human history as El Shaddai.

I was in Dallas, Texas, several years ago, preaching on the ministry and anointing of El Shaddai. I had shared that El Shaddai was the “All Sufficient-One, the many-breasted One,” like I had read in dictionaries. There happened to be a professor of Hebrew in the meeting. He came to me after the meeting and said, “Can I help you a little bit?”

He said, “What you shared about El Shaddai is not inaccurate, it’s just incomplete.” He said, “The truest definition of El Shaddai is, ‘I am the God of utter ruin and devastation and I am here to do for you what you cannot do for yourself.'”

Abraham was not able to fulfill the promise now in his own strength. God did for him what he could not do for himself. That’s called the El Shaddai blessing. Can I submit to you what Israel needs in this very hour is the El Shaddai blessing? Can I equally submit to you that the Bride of Christ needs the El Shaddai blessing?

That blessing was then transferred and imparted from Abraham to Isaac. Isaac received the blessing given to Abraham; to be fruitful and multiply and occupy the land of his sojourning. That was the blessing that Jacob had to have, even if he were to become a “supplanter” to get it.

When the time came, Isaac laid his hands upon Jacob and blessed him with the El Shaddai blessing. He said, “May God Almighty, or El Shaddai, bless you to make you fruitful and multiply, and occupy the land of your sojourning.”

That very day that blessing opened the Heavens over Jacob. With that blessing, Jacob traveled one day’s journey. When evening came, he laid his head upon a rock and saw the Heavens opened and angels ascending and descending. We need the El Shaddai blessing to open the Heavens for us as it did for Jacob.

We need the El Shaddai blessing tonight to open the Heavens and release the “Angels of His Presence.” The Bible tells us over in Genesis 48:3, when Jacob is recounting this experience to his son Joseph, he said it was El Shaddai that appeared at the head of that ladder when the blessing was given to him. In Genesis 28:13-14 he said:

“Behold, the Lord stood above it and said, ‘I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants. Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'”

When Jacob awoke from the experience he said, “This is none other than the House of God and the very gate of Heaven.”

Later on, we then find his descendants, the children of Israel, in Egyptian bondage, but they had a promise of deliverance. There was a very specific and unique anointing that was released to them to bring them into this promise that was given to Jacob.

The Bible records in Exodus 23: “Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him. But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries… But you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.”

That was no ordinary angel; it was the Angel of His Presence. That was the Pillar of Fire in the burning bush; that was the Pillar of Fire that met Paul on the road to Damascus; that was the Pillar of Fire that we saw revealed before thousands one generation ago to reveal the secrets of the hearts.

The Lord manifests Himself as the Angel of His Presence, but He has in His jurisdiction angels of His presence or messengers of His face. Remember what Gabriel said when he appeared to a little 15-year-old Jewish girl? “I am Gabriel, and I stand in the Presence of Almighty God.”

The greatest revival that the modern Church era has ever seen was commissioned in a very unique way. A little, free-will Baptist minister withdrew into a cabin deep into the woods of Indiana. He was having supernatural experiences for which he had no grid of understanding. He had told his wife that day, “I’m going into my cabin to pray, and if God does not meet with me, you’ll never see my face again.” He said, “I’ll die in that cabin before I leave it, without the Lord coming to talk to me.”

Three o’clock in the morning, after having prayed and wept until his eyes were practically shut, he sat on a chair with no more prayer left in him. Three o’clock in the morning, deep in the woods, no electricity, no running water, no wife to hold on to if he got scared, when suddenly a ball of Fire came into the cabin. And if that weren’t enough to scare you, a man came walking into the room and stood under the ball of Fire.

The Angel said, “Fear not, for I am sent from the Presence of Almighty God.” Can I submit to you tonight that we need to hear an angel come and say, “I am sent from the Presence of Almighty God”?

The man was released into a commissioning. The Angel said, “Your peculiar life and your misunderstood ways are to indicate that you’re to carry the ministry of healing to the nations of the earth. You’ll pray for kings and princes and monarchs.”

He said, “How can that be? I’m an uneducated man, and a poor man, and I live among poor people.” The angel said, “As Moses was given two signs to validate his ministry, so will you.”

That was on May 7, 1946. By 1948, the entire world was in revival. Millions of people came into the Kingdom. Millions of people were healed supernaturally by the power of God.

Never before has any generation been more desperate than ours to see a demonstration of the power of God. But we’re discovering there is something greater than that: that is, to encounter the God of Power.

Right now all over the nation there are people that are following signs and wonders. But I submit to you, there will be a company of people emerging today and signs and wonders are going to follow them!

And the secret that is going to release us into that mandate is when the Messengers of His face come who are the carriers of the Glory of God.

The prophet Moses stood face-to-face before the Lord Jesus, under a covenant sealed with the blood of bulls and goats. I had an experience where I saw the Apostle Paul sticking his bony apostolic finger right in my chest. He said, “Moses had to veil his face because of the residual glory under a covenant sealed with the blood of bulls and goats.” He said, “You have the covenant sealed with the ”Blood of Jesus Christ, what’s your problem?” This is his admonition from 2 Corinthians 3.

In other words, he wasn’t saying that we should timidly say, “Can I come into Your Presence?” He was admonishing us to prepare ourselves and come boldly before the Throne of grace and meet with the Lord face-to-face. We can’t do that flippantly…there is Throne room protocol; but the grace to live in that place was purchased at the Cross and it is attainable.

Zechariah 6:1-5 declares: “Now I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, four chariots were coming forth from between the two mountains; and the mountains were bronze mountains. With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses, with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot strong dappled horses. Then I spoke and said to the angel who was speaking with me, ‘What are these, my lord?’ The angel replied to me, ‘These are the four spirits of Heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth…'”

I submit to you there is a host of Heaven that has been reserved for this end-time confrontation that go forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth; the very same ones that will bring the Bride of Christ into her end-time mandate will be the very same ones that cover and protect Israel.

You and I are called to be messengers of His face; we have a calling to see the Lord face-to-face. Jacob had an experience with God. He saw the Lord face-to-face and lived to tell about it. Moses saw the Lord face-to-face and carried the Glory of God. There is about to be a release from Heaven that is to begin to cause you and I to be illuminated, and we’re going to shine with the Glory of God.

Daniel said we’re going to shine as the brightness of the expanse of Heaven, and we’re going to lead many to righteousness. The Lord Jesus said, “The Son of man is going to send forth His angels that gather out of His Kingdom all stumbling blocks and everything offensive; then the righteous shall shine like the sun in the Kingdom of our Father.”

We have an invitation to “come up here.” I believe the El Shaddai blessing is going to be released upon us to open the Heavens like it did for Jacob. The Lord is going to do for us what we can’t do for ourselves. Then He gets all the Glory. No flesh is going to glory in His Presence.

Angels of His Presence;
Messengers of His Face

I believe they just came in. Something just shifted in the room a moment ago. I’m contending for this to take place now. Wouldn’t it be incredible if we could leave Israel carrying with us messengers of His face? Wouldn’t it be incredible if the Angel of His Presence descended to protect the borders of Israel?

He will cover them and He will protect them. I submit to you that the enemy is trying to escalate things before their time. Several years ago I heard the Lord say that the Prince of Persia is once again trying to withstand the birthing of God’s purposes. And the way he was trying to do that was to facilitate things that are legitimately going to happen, but he is trying to initiate them before its timing.

It says in Zechariah 14:1-3, “Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.”

But it doesn’t stop there. “Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split…”

My point in all this is all about Jerusalem. It says on some level that there will be a splitting of Jerusalem. It says it here in Zechariah. But not right now! I’m not sure what it’s going to look like when this prophecy is fulfilled, but I know when it happens, the Lord Jesus is coming down to set His foot upon this mountain.

And you see, the battle is taking place in the Heavens right now, as the enemy is trying to make these things happen before the right timing. He’s been trying to bring you and I into a battle before we are ready for the battle. But I’m telling you, angels are coming to visit with people to facilitate the preparation. He can do for us in a day what we think will take a year. The messengers of His face are the carriers of His glory.
—End of the Transcribed Message from 2008

Conclusion

I feel confident the circumstances surrounding the oil spill highlight spiritual parallels marking the release of great darkness in our nation and around the world. Correspondingly, the prayers of the saints in agreement with God will facilitate the release of Heaven’s host to work closely with the Last Day Church to:

1. Fulfill Biblical End-Time Admonitions
2. Prepare for the Harvest
3. Activate the Bride/Sons of the Kingdom
4. Function in our Role as Priests/Kings
5. Stand in the Gap for Israel in a Greater Way

All spiritual seeds are coming to maturity simultaneously, just as the Bible predicted. I see these events as a signpost in the natural to emulate spiritual realities primarily targeted against Israel and the Church. The ultimate objective is to hinder our ability to achieve our mandate and influence our generation socially, economically, spiritually and culturally.

It is my prayer that God will take what the enemy intends for evil and utilize it for good by opening doors of opportunity for Christian ingenuity and words from God to help resolve this overwhelming situation involving the oil spill.

On a personal note, I believe the enemy is attempting to utilize these events to circumvent the promised outpouring for our region. We must look at it as a personal assault on our inheritance and begin to take a stand as the mighty men of valor described in the Bible. I’ve always admired the story of Shammah in 2 Samuel 23:11-12 saying:

Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines. But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory.

At the time of harvest the enemy routinely rushed in like a flood to steal the inheritance of God’s people. The lentils could represent all things brought to the place of harvest promised during the latter days. Shammah is a representation of God’s Army, filled with courage and valor imparted through God’s lion-like nature, who refuses to run even when faced with overwhelming odds. That noble act will strike God’s heart and He will give a great victory to His remnant. That is what I am believing for!

Posted July 5, 2010 by stephenmckie in revival

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Prophetic Word for Ayrshire and Scotland   Leave a comment

Hey folks I was just sent this prophecy that was given in 2007.  It really witnesses with me.  A few months back I heard an inward audible voice saying, “If I come the nations will shake”!  On the same night that I heard God speak my mum had a dream, and in it the walls of our house shook.  These are days of awe and wonder. I believe we are going to start seeing the nations shaking (including Scotland) like we have never seen before.  This is not something to fear but something to rejoice in! When God visited the Hebrides in the 1940’s it stared with the old barn shaking where the elders of the church had gathered to seek God!! God is coming and he will make his name famous again in our land!!  Have a read at this!!!

This was a Prophetic word given by Steve Witt at Southside on 5th October 2007. In light of recent events, it makes so much more sense but we need to pray that the blessings associated with the word will come to fruition.

“I believe that God is about to send a major earthquake to Iceland, actually a volcano, it’s going to erupt, He spoke to me, and said it was going to be the 8th most powerful volcano in Iceland’s history. … It may not be for a while, but it will happen and it’s going to happen as a sign.

And when it comes there’s also going to be earthquakes that are going to hit Scotland – they may not be huge, but they’re going to be enough to put in the front page of the newspapers – “Scotland is shaken” and it’s going to be a sign to you as a nation, particularly the Christians that God is about to unearth something big.

That something that has been hidden and has been a mystery of prayers of saints for hundreds of years even over a thousand are going to begin to birth in this area, and could be a combination of the whole Hebrides thing, and Shetlands, and John Knox, and many, many prayers over the years are going to come forth at one time.

God is going to sweep this country, it’s going to be like a flash flood- it’s going to come quickly, it’s going to be fast and it will be over quickly but the evidence of it will live for many years – and it’s going to be up to the people that discern and understand what is happening what will happen in your area.

Here’s what the Lord is speaking for this area of Ayr, that God wants this area to be a place of refuge. That He’s going to raise up mighty works in this area, there’s already great works in this area, but I’m talking about mighty works.

Churches that are 100 will be lured into larger numbers, 4 and 500. Churches that are 2 or 300 will be tempted to become churches of 1000.

A lot of Scottish people they look around and go “well God’s not going to do anything big here, it just hasn’t happened that way before”

He is offering something major to those whose hearts have been expanded to contain it.

May you know the day of your visitation, may you be like sons of Issachar. They just didn’t discern the times, but they knew what to do. “

There is Power in the Blood!!   1 comment

 I believe in these last days that not only will we receive a fresh revelation of the love of God but we are going to receive fresh revelation about the power of the blood of Christ. I remember as a child at the Penygroes convention (in South Wales) hearing 3000 people sing about the Blood. They sang, “It reaches the highest mountain, it flows to the lowest valley, the Blood that cleanses me from day to day it will never lose its power”! I can honestly say that as they sang that song i felt a power that i had never experienced before! I didn’t really understand it all but all i did know was that there was and is POWER in the BLOOD!!

A  revelation of the power of the Blood is about to hit the church. Check out this prophecy!!!

Posted April 14, 2010 by stephenmckie in Prophetic words, revival, scotland revival

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The Prophets- A Terrible Company   Leave a comment

Hey guys, last night I had a dream where I met one of the founding prophets of the apostolic church. In the dream I was listening to a recording of a prophetic word given many years ago in Wales. I couldn’t hear it properly but one of the other guys in the dream (who also happened to be a prophet from the Apostolic church) started to turn a knob which fine-tuned the recording that I was listening too. Hence the recording became clearer and easier to hear!! I believe God is releasing again the prophetic in our day that will astound us and astound the world!! The prophetic anointing that was upon our forefathers was incredible. God is raising up a prophetic people that wont compromise with the religious system, they wont bow the knee to systems of men and will preach the uncompromising gospel of the kingdom. Anyway I just wanted to share this article by Wendy Alec as it has been on my heart for a few days now. Read it and be amazed at what God is going to raise up in these days!!

Ha! says the Lord. For surely in this age and in this season, My prophets are about to do some strange and some extraordinary things.
Yes, prepare. Prepare yourself for the extraordinary for I am raising up a people, I am raising up a company of prophets who will act as an abrasion to the body of Christ, for surely there are many of My servants who will even question and wonder at the manner in which My prophets have been called to walk in these days. For I am raising My prophets from the East and from the West, from the South and from the North. And not many are known and not many are well versed. But they are well versed in Me, says the Lord.
For these ones, yes these ones, yes, their faces are set like flint. They will not heed the voice or the system or the politics and manipulations of man or minister. They shall one by one come forth in this time. And they shall not need or require man’s favour or reward, for they are a strange and wonderful breed dedicated and holy to the Lord. For they are neither bribable nor corruptible. For their master is neither mammon nor fame, nor favour. But their master is the mighty Holy One of Israel. And so these ones shall arise, and many many of My ministers shall watch and stand ambivalent. And they shall come forth with a fierce countenance for they do not listen to the voice of man. For they have been trained in the desert place and the wilderness. For they have been raised on misunderstanding and rejections. For they have walked being despised and passed over and have been measured by the judgements of man. And so it is that they now come forth and shine like gold. They can be bought by no man, no ministry, no pastor nor elder.
For they are Mine, says the Lord. As refined by fire, they hold only to Me. They speak only My words. They do only My deeds. And so it is that first one shall arise, and I shall confirm his words with My hand. And then ten shall arise close behind. And then twenty, and then a hundred, and then a thousand, like fire spreading across My Church.
And they shall raise their voices in judgement against the false systems of My Church. And they shall raise their hand even as Elijah and My signs and My judgements shall come forth.
And so it is that even My leading ministers shall stand back in wonder and receive these as My prophets for surely the fear and conviction of My Father shall fall upon them and they shall know that these are His, His alone. And so My ministers shall take heed. They shall take account of their ways and so it shall be that because of the fierceness of their rising, so My servants shall fall and repent. And so My Church shall turn.
And so because of these mighty unseen ones, I shall stay My judgement. And even as Jonah stayed My hand at Nineveh, so shall My hand be stayed against this disobedient generation of My Church. And so a great outpouring of My mercy shall come forth. Watch well and see this terrible company, for I tell you that even at this hour they rise in your midst. Take care and discern correctly that you may not be found having despised these strange and terrible ones, the prophets of the Most High. <<
[Taken from the book “Journal of the Unknown Prophet”, by Wendy Alec, pages 90-93]

It really is time to take the land!!   Leave a comment

Bobby Conner: Dread Champions Arise to Contend and Defend! We are Now in the Age of the Great Harvest!
by Bobby Conner
Jan 26, 2010

Dread Champions, Arise!

Do you hear the battle alarm? It is ringing loud and clear! We are entering a very serious season—a season of confrontation. Our lukewarm “business as usual” attitude must die. The Spirit of God is awakening and arousing the Church, prompting us to arise and take a strong stand for Divine Truth. The war is raging and we must prepare for battle.

Meditate on this clear warning in Romans 13:11-14—and begin to declare this over your life and the life of this nation:

Besides this you know what (a critical) hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the (full) armor of light.

Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the (open light of) day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy. But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for (indulging) the flesh (put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature) to (gratify its) desires (lusts).

Now is the time for the Body of Christ to be bold, brave and extremely courageous, combating the spirit of this age.

How will this happen? First, we are to “make no provision” for darkness. We’re called to violently “fling away” quarrels, jealousies and any hint of immorality, to make absolutely NO provision for the flesh. The Lord has raised the standard of holiness to the highest levels of perfection.

Next, we are to not only resist in a defensive posture—but we are also to be on the offensive for our King. We are not called to live passive, quiet lives in the midst of evil giants; on the contrary, we are to actively arise and violently drive giants out into the open, exposing wickedness and defeating it through His mercy and grace, for God’s glory. Consider the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:12:

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.”

We are called to take the promised land of the Kingdom by force—without compromise or retreat. This war between King Jesus and His enemies of this world is going to be much, much more militant than we expected and we must prepare as serious soldiers of the Cross. Don’t misunderstand me—our weapons are not knives and guns, bombs and bullets, but eternal weapons of power: Zechariah 4:6 states that victory is won “not by might nor by (our human) power, but (only) by My Spirit (of the Lord).”

Never forget it is by the Holy Spirit that we are empowered for action—but we need to come into agreement with the Spirit through the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, purity, revelation of the Word of God, faith working through love and, above all, radical, unquestioned obedience. These are the characteristics of God’s “dread champions.”

We are champions because we have overcome the world by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony; we are dread champions because we consider not our lives unto death. This level of radical obedience produces Believers who will truly follow the Lamb wherever He goes—no matter the consequences.

This is the nature of a hero—and God is calling for spiritual heroes in this hour. The word heroism speaks of bravery and fearlessness. Heroes fight not for themselves, but for their King’s honor, their country’s honor, a greater honor than their own acclaim. These qualities of selfless valor are not born of the flesh, however. We cannot exert our will and abilities to become a dread champion. On the contrary: our heroism is in direct proportion to our yielding to Christ, the one true Hero. Only as we yield to the Holy Spirit will we be equipped to display these outstanding qualities of God’s champions.

Are You Ready to Arise and Be Bold as a Lion?

Scripture declares in Proverbs 28:1 that “The wicked flee when no man pursues (them), but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Are we timid? If we are, our timidity testifies to our carnality, not true humility and meekness. To the extent that we are passive and fearful, we are giving ourselves over to the flesh, not the Spirit. It is sad but true…many churches today are embracing a lukewarm, compromising culture and departing from sound Biblical teachings—to the point of embracing false teaching and activities that contradict Holy Scripture.

May lukewarm love never be found in our hearts!

Are you lukewarm? Are you ready to arise and be bold as a lion?

Ask yourself this most important, soul-searching question: are you, as a Christian, tolerated by a Christ-rejecting world? Or are you so distant from your Elder Brother (the Lord Jesus Christ), that you no longer truly resemble Him? If you did, you would be persecuted and accused just as He was. This is not an easy question to ask, but ask it, we must! Christ Jesus warned us, stating that “the servant is no greater than his Master!” While He walked the earth in the flesh, Jesus displayed perfect love. Do we? Jesus healed the sick and set captives free. Are we? Are we offending the world by working the works of God, loving with His love, forgiving with His heart?

Jesus did nothing wrong—yet wicked and cruel men struck His face with their fists and spat upon Him as a criminal (Matthew 26:67-68). The Lord Jesus’ back was beaten with many stripes. His beard was pulled from His face. A crown of cruel thorns was driven deep within His head. And, finally, He was nailed upon a cross to suffer horrendously and die between two convicted men.

What is the lesson we must learn? The servant is no greater than the Master!

We are no greater than Jesus! How can we, then, expect to receive the keys to the city and win Person of the Year? Saints, take heed! We must take a reality check. Remember that Scripture states, “All who desire to live godly…(in this present world) will suffer persecution.” Our lack of true persecution does not testify to God’s blessing on our lives—but to our weakness! To our flesh! To our desire to win the approval of men, not of God. If we do not resemble our Master, we pose no threat to the enemy and do not offend the world.

You Are Witnesses for Christ

Ask yourself this New Year: “Am I a true witness for Christ?”

Indeed, one of the Greek words translated “witness” is martyrion, from which we derive the English word “martyr.”

Consider these Scriptures in which we find martyrion used:

…and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. Acts 3:15

And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree. Acts 10:39

And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. Acts 22:20

The blood of the “martyr” Stephen is the blood of the true “witness” Stephen—it is the same Greek word. Are we willing to suffer as a martyr for our Lord? What does this mean exactly? We are called to pick up our cross and die daily…for die to this world we must.

The good news is that as the battle escalates, so will God’s grace upon our lives. So will our passion for the King! Our lukewarm love is about to become inflamed for Christ. The timid Church is about to become the Church of the Lion of Judah—bold as lions!

Again, we have entered a serious season of confrontation in which we must contend for and defend the faith. This is the Word of the Lord for this hour: the battle is going to become fierce…but we know that “the battle is the Lord’s”!

And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands. 1 Samuel 17:47

You can be confident that our foe, satan, has not changed his intent one bit: he still seeks to steal, kill and to destroy (John 10:10). We have nothing to fear because the Spirit of God is kindling a fire within the souls of God’s people to prepare them to walk in power and purity.

Dear saints of God, hear what the Spirit of God is releasing in this hour. It is a clear and forceful command to the Body of Christ: Be bold and exceedingly brave, for God is with you in your quest! (Joshua 1:9)

Now is the time for the victorious dread champions to arise, come to the forefront and take a bold, strong stand, contending for and defending the faith (Jude 3).

Arise and Shine

It is time to arise and shine (Isaiah 60:1-8).

Holy Scripture warns that, in the End Times, the love of many will turn cold (Matthew 24:12). We must not let the light of our hearts dim, but we are to be a shining beacon of hope and love, radiating God brightly in a sin-darkened world (Matthew 5:14-16). If our light is to remain bright, however, we must rally now. Now! We must embrace the call to become “keepers of the fire” and defend the flame of the Holy Spirit.

This is who you are now, beloved: you are a people of burning passion, standing strong and filled with true conviction—never cowering, no matter the persecution or attack. Although we are observing an all-out attack to undermine the foundation of the Church and our nation, you are called to burn brightly with passionate love and radical obedience, true to the King. This is the call of the dread champions!

Is There Not a Cause?

I challenge each one reading to answer one question as honestly as you can. Let this soul-searching question—a question asked by a young David—echo within the depths of your heart: “Is there not a cause?” (1 Samuel 17:29). In other words, Is what you have worth fighting for?

In this passage of Scripture from 1 Samuel, we see the cowardly heart of Saul’s army clearly revealed. Saul’s men had run from battle. They were cowering in a ditch, fearful of their foe. Suddenly, a young shepherd lad approaches with a very different heart—the heart of a true champion. As the young David ponders the proceedings before him, Goliath taunts and threatens Saul and his troops, but David is not intimidated. He boldly asks, “Is there not a cause?” And again, he asks, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?” (vs. 26).

What are we to learn from this passage? As the armies of Saul, we, too, have been intimidated by the foes we face. We have retreated into the ditches while the antichrist groups remove our privileges and rights as Christians! In some places in America, it is against the law to pray in public or to read one’s Bible. This is America—not a communist nation! If we don’t take a bold stand, who will? “Is there not a cause?”

Our spiritual heritage is at stake—the legacy we will leave for our children and our children’s children, the legacy for which our forefathers fought and died in WWI and WWII. We can’t just sit by and let our nation spiral deeper into deception and darkness.

Why is this happening? The prophet Isaiah warns us of this very day in Isaiah 5:20, a day when people will call good evil and evil good. In our attempt to be politically correct, we have lost our goal of remaining Biblically correct. We see a culture that has contaminated the truth of God’s Word, accepting what is forbidden in Holy Scripture, voting for same-sex marriages and installing gay clergy, following New Age teachers, consulting horoscopes and psychics, practicing yoga, drinking to excess and considering violent, pornographic and God-mocking films as acceptable entertainment. Some who call themselves Christians are even accepting other ways to Heaven than our Lord Jesus Christ, believing that there are “many ways up the mountain” (Acts 4:12; John 14:6).

We must heed the severe warning of Christ:

Strait is the gate that leads to life, and few there be that find it, because broad is the gate that leads to death and many go in there. Matthew 7:13-14

There will be many who call out to the Lord in that Day, explaining that they prophesied in His name, cast out demons in His name and did not just some, but “many wonderful works.” This is a fearsome Scripture indeed! For “many” will hear not a word of welcome, but a word that will cause them to gnash their teeth: “I never knew you, depart from Me, you workers of iniquity” (Matthew 7:23).

May it never be, Lord! May we be known by You!

Yet, the Scriptures warn us that “even the elect” may be fooled in the End Times. We are in just that time. This is a season of confrontation and spiritual warfare on a level not experienced in our lifetime. The spiritual landmarks are being removed and destroyed. It is time for a spiritual revolution! Now is the time to take a strong stand. As Scripture reminds us, “Having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:10-18).

Don’t Just Take the Fort, Take the Land!

No one can exempt themselves from this war as a conscientious objector. No one is too young, too old, too weak or too unlearned. Simple, everyday Believers are being called to the front lines—and simple Believers have always performed enormous exploits for their King. Scripture reminds us that “It is the people that know their God that will display strength and take action doing great exploits for God” (Daniel 11:32). Such bold and brave examples should motivate us to resist the foes we face, and not just resist and hold the fort—but to take the land! Ponder the great exploits of the mighty men revealed in 2 Samuel 23:8-12:

“These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-Basshebeth the Tachmonite, chief among the captains. He was called Adino the Eznite, because he had killed eight hundred men at one time.

And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel had retreated. He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand stuck to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder (or pick up the spoils).

And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils (beans). So the people fled from the Philistines. But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great victory.”

These Believers fought until they were weary, until their “hand stuck to the sword.”

They contended with their very lives—with their entire strength—for the glory of their King. These reports are almost unbelievable, yet this history is reported accurately in the Holy Word of God. Just look at what these Believers accomplished:

– Adino was such a warrior that Scripture reports that he killed 800 men at one time.

– Eleazar fought when all others fled. He stood his ground and defeated the Philistines until his hand cleaved to his sword.

– Shammah took his stand in a bean field and defeated the Philistines.

These may have been called “mighty”—but we also have the example of Gideon. Here was a man of God who cowered and hid…until the Lord put on Gideon “like a glove” (the original Hebrew translation)—and prevailed!

These men were champions because they were true to their calling. The Lord gave them the heart of a warrior and the soul of a true champion—and they refused defeat.

The characteristics and conduct of these gallant, lion-like warriors of God serve as a prototype of the coming champions who are now being raised up. God’s Spirit is once again calling forth the gallant Gadites to become part of a victorious band of Believers. These passionate warriors are the overcomers who stand strong for God’s Kingdom (1 John 5:4), who defend the King and His Kingdom, no matter the consequences or persecution.

Remember the promise, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Knowing this truth will allow us to stand boldly, confident in the Lord’s Presence, no matter what situation we face.

Paul reminds us that we are “More than conquerors in and through Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:37). Many of us don’t feel victorious—but it is a disastrous mistake to consider our feelings as our guide to truth. We must walk by faith in the promises of God’s Word and bring our feelings into alignment with His truth, not our subjective experiences.

Renewing Our Hearts and Minds for Victory

Practically, how do we manage our emotions in these End Times, when tempers flare, the news is gloomy and the darkness grows darker? The essential key is for each Believer to maintain a consistent walk of forgiveness—a forgiveness lifestyle.

How do we walk in a forgiveness lifestyle? When your feelings stray away from God’s peace, even to the smallest degree, don’t deny your feelings, but ask the Holy Spirit to reveal where the root lies in your soul. He will indeed reveal a wound or open door, most often a wound or door resulting from unforgiveness and offense. Then, simply ask the Forgiver to come and release forgiveness to the person who caused the offense that opened the wound. That person may include a loved one, a stranger, yourself—or even God. Ask the Holy Spirit to take the “ground” that you had given to the enemy with His Spirit and Truth, and your feelings will inevitably shift to the Lord’s peace! It’s guaranteed.

We must renew our minds and hearts in this manner so that the peace of God may rule and reign in our innermost being. Become a champion for your own inner healing by pursuing forgiveness in every single area of your life. This is the first and most important step to becoming a dread champion.

When you are free from unforgiveness, you will be able to boldly declare, “Let the weak say, ‘I am strong'” (Joel 3:10). And to declare these mighty words of victory from Psalm 44:5:

“Through You we will push down our enemies; through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.”

Amid the conflicts and confrontations, we will maintain great peace, knowing that it is the God of Peace who crushes satan under our feet (Romans 16:20). You, beloved, are an ambassador for Christ, a divine catalyst to bring the Kingdom of God to earth. You are salt and light in a sin-darkened world. For the true followers of Christ, this is our finest hour! Prepare to see multitudes brought into the Kingdom of God. Now is the time to shine brightly, to rejoice and to be very glad! We are now in the age of the great harvest!

Dread champions, arise to contend and defend!

Posted January 27, 2010 by stephenmckie in Prophetic words, revival

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