ISIS is claiming responsibility for a terror attack that killed 14 and injured 130 in Barcelona. A manhunt is underway to capture the terrorists.
This news struck my heart. I’m praying for Spain.
Nearly a year ago, I was in Spain doing a short ministry tour. I had a strong wave of spiritual emotion rush over me in the last service. The Lord told me He was knitting my heart to the land—and that the land had a destiny in God as one that holds a key to transformation in Europe. The Lord said:
Jonah prophets—those prophets who would rather see a nation destroyed because they are bitter in spirit—are pontificating and prophesying about doom, gloom, cataclysmic disasters, catastrophic calamities, foreboding horrors and the like.
And these Jonah prophets are gaining quite a following—and putting a pretty penny in their pockets with petty fear-mongering campaigns.
But God is about to deal with the Jonah prophets.
Although God is the same today, yesterday and forever, He’s always moving. Recently, the Lord started talking to me about a movement of movements and then I started seeing movements birthing left and right.
There’s Lou Engle’s Rise Up women’s movement. Scott Nary’s 420 Fire power evangelism movement. The Reach Initiative’s young prophet’s movement. And, of course, my Awakening Blaze prayer movement. It is, indeed, a movement of movements.
I heard the Lord say:
I’ve authorized you. You carry an authority that defies every enemy plan in your life. I’ve given you keys to My kingdom—and the authority to turn the lock on the door that is holding you back from breakthrough. Understand and know that when I call you to do something, I’ve given you everything you need to carry out the assignment. Your authorization gives you the right to use My name, to plead My blood, to bind, to loose, to decree, to declare, to prophesy, and to occupy until I come. You are authorized to walk in divine health, to walk in divine wealth, and to walk in the fullness of My spirit. You are authorized to speak My Word and I will confirm it with signs following. You are authorized to command the enemy to bow before the Christ in you. There is no greater authority on the earth than the name of Jesus. I have marked you with that name. You are authorized. Act like it.
Watch the video for more unpacking of this prophecy:
ISIS has taken responsibility for the shootout in Paris that killed a police officer and wounded two others. The attacker ambushed three police offers in the terrorist attack.
This morning I heard the Lord say, “The enemy has marked France for destruction because of its spiritual heritage. If My intercessors will rise up and build a spiritual wall around the nation—raise up impenetrable borders around the country through repentance and praise—I myself will raise up a standard that will stem the tide of this onslaught. I myself will rise up and cause France’s enemies to be scattered. I myself will empower the politicians and police with strategies to eradicate terrorists from the land and thwart future attacks. I myself will do it. So begin to pray now with greater fervor because lives are at stake, economies are at stake, and your spiritual heritage is at stake. Begin to cooperate now with My grace and My agenda and My plan for your nation and I myself will fight with you and for you.”
Ride the wind! When I heard the Holy Spirit speak those three words I set out on a journey to discern the fullness of what He was saying in this season.
As I meditated on these words, He showed me very clearly how we can ride the wind of the Spirit—but also how we can ride the wind of adversity.
See, the devil’s adversity coming against you is no match for the God on the inside of you. The battle in your mind may be raging but the Lion of the Tribe of Judah on the inside of you roars louder than the roaring lion that’s after you.
Payback. The message is going viral because it's a word of the Lord that is inspiring hope for those who have seen injustice.
For the month of April, the Lord told me the devil has stirred trouble in the lives of some, but that He is sending angels to trouble the water. He said healing and deliverance is coming to whosoever will press into Jesus. In other words, it's time for payback.
If you could look at my e-mail inbox, some of what you read would make you cry out in travail for the trauma good people in the body of Christ are suffering. Other messages would make you shout for joy as testimonies of breakthrough roll in. Still others would make you scratch your head and ask, “How can anyone who calls themselves a Christian behave this way?”
I got an e-mail last week that ranks in the top 10 ridiculous category. I’ve left off this person’s last name so he doesn’t get flooded with rebukes. Take a read and judge the spirit thereof and let’s learn some lessons about prophecy along the way.
God doesn’t want us to fear—not even a little. That’s because fear contaminates our faith. We can’t move in faith and move in fear at the same time—and faith is the currency of the kingdom.
Hear the word of the Lord: "Fear is a manifestation of the enemy's lies. Satan is the father of lies, the father of fear, the father of destruction and devastation. I have not and will not give you a spirit of fear. I have given you a spirit of power to overcome the fear that's trying to overcome you. I have given you My love that combats every feeling of fear. I have given you a sound mind to discern the subtle voice of fear that speaks against your dreams. Don't allow yourself to fear for even a second. Call out to Me and My love will deliver you from every fear."
God didn’t give you a spirit of fear—but that doesn’t mean you don’t have one. You may know you have fear—or fear may be deceiving you with its wily whispers and sneaky strongholds in your soul. Those anxieties that have plagued you, those voices that have prophesied to you, they must bow in the name of Jesus!
I was in prayer seeking the Lord about the season we’re entering into and He said something very distinct: Ride the wind!
I’ve learned we need to discern what the Holy Spirit is blowing on and go with that flow. When you discern the grace of God on something you have to tap into that vein until the wind shifts.
We can ride the wind of blessings. We can ride the wind of increase. We can ride the wind of change. We can even ride the wind of adversity for His glory. When you ride the wind you are in a Holy Ghost flow and you gain mass momentum. You’re in that sweet spot where you’ve got crazy favor with God and man.