Monday, January 31, 2011

Bryan - El Camino Real de los Tejas

"Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them, 
Whose height was like the height of the cedars, 
And he was as strong as the oaks; 
Yet I destroyed his fruit above 
And his roots beneath" (Amos 2:9).

The Lord had prophetically exhorted us on Saturday night - "You are heading into the hornet's nest."  He also declared according to Exodus 23:28 - "I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you."

We had been strictly commanded to pray DAILY Psalm 91 over ourselves, our families and over everyone connected in anyway with the trip.  We have done so and I admonish each reader to do so as well.

In Nacogdoches in 1832, a National Militia was formed which defeated the 300 soldiers that represented the oppressive Mexican government. And on January 14, 1836 (175 years ago) - David Crockett and his 65 volunteers signed up for the army with the provincial government of Texas.  The core team in a prophetic action of saying "yes" - signed a similar document in the Nacogdoches square.  We are IN.

We are headed down the Royal Road towards Alto, Mission Tejas and Crockett.  At the Caddoan Mounds south of Alto we witnessed a remarkable display of victory and redemption for members of the Comanche and Caddo Nations.  A spirit of death going back at least to 850 AD was broken and sent to the dry places.

At Mission Tejas we walked the original path of the El Camino Real de los Tejas.  We marked it as the Lord's royal road.  We dropped a plumb line to align it with His kingdom.  As we finished our stay at the Mission we saw a stone inlay of a Cedar tree in the flooring of the mission.  We had placed, unaware at the time, the Yeshua cornerstone on the roots of that tree (entrance to Mission Tejas).  The Lord declared to us that as we exited the chapel we were gong into the next assignment but we were also heading to the strong roots of iniquity in Texas.

Worship again, led by the IHOP team from College Station, was awesome.  Our offerings for Roma have exceeded all expectations.  The attendees all signed up for the army of Texas as well.  We received the above passage from Amos as a confirmation and assignment from the Lord.  Our first assignment on the trail this morning takes us into Caldwell - the home of the hornets.


We end tonight in San Marcos.  See you there!

Worship Site: MAP
The Meeting Place
400 CM Allen Parkway
San Marcos, TX 78666

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nacogdoches - El Camino Real de los Tejas

Our journey began in earnest yesterday as we gathered at the Cane River/Red River in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The morning was filled with mourning and repentance.  We re-established Natchitoches as a spiritual hub for the transportation of God's glory.  We dismantled the iniquitous structures and routes that had passed through this hub throughout the centuries - Queen of Heaven, human trafficking (slavery), drugs, witchcraft and the forced evacuation of the Native Americans.  We used the Lord's key to close the door forever to these powers and opened the door to the King of kings.  We established El Camino Real de los Tejas as His ROYAL ROAD.  One intercessor the night before saw a purple mantle coming upon the team and me.  We are a royal entourage - carrying His presence and glory into Texas.

The principal stops after Natchitoches were:
  • Los Adaes - the first capital of the province of Texas under Spain.  We laid the Yeshua cornerstone on the spot and dedicated this royal capital to our King.  The El Camino Real was a road that Spain used to connect one capital with another - starting in Mexico City and ending in Los Adaes.  Apostle Jay Swallow called us precisely at the moment we were placing on plumb line on the site of the Mission Chapel at Los Adaes and prayed and declared God's purposes over us.
  • The Sabine River - on both sides of the river we cut the old routes of sin (especially the forced membership into Freemasonry) that was imposed by the owner of the ferry before you entered Texas.
  • San Augustine - the location of one of the major Spanish missions planted along the Royal Road.  We dealt with a very strong presence of pain that was forced upon the Native American population.
We closed the night with worship at the Millard Crossing Chapel in Nacogdoches. it was another powerful time of worship led by the worship team from Word of Life (Pastor Simon Purvis) in Lufkin. We established God's purpose for synergy of the generations as a prophetic mantle was released on the next generation.  Our total offerings are now at $7200.  Continue to answer the CALL.

Today as we start our journey we will sign up fr the Lord's Army.  Here is Nacogdoches in 1832, a National Militia was formed, and again on January 14, 1836 (175 years ago) - David Crockett and his 65 volunteers signed up for the army with the provincial government of Texas.  We are headed down the Royal Road towards Alto, Mission Tejas, Crockett and eventually Bryan/College Station.

Thank you for your prayers.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Natchitoches - El Camino Real de los Tejas

United together as a team
We began our journey last night in Natchitoches.  Powerful worship.  Powerful declarations.  A united and committed core team.  A mustering of willing troops.  Our offerings for the border - pledged and given are already over $5000.  Praise the Lord.  Here are three of the declarations we made last night!
  • We declare that the Lord Jesus Christ is established as the true Lord and King of Texas and He is our true cornerstone. The government is on His shoulder
  • We declare the mustering and release of intercessors throughout the state.  We declare the mourners to cry out for justice.  We declare the raising up of an army for God’s kingdom.
  • We declare the release of His provision, strength, harvest, life, light and GLORY in and through Texas, Louisiana, Mexico, and all of the United States.
Are you in?
Today we journey to key "beginning" sites of the El Camino Real in Natchitiches and Los Adaes (the first capital of the Spanish province of Texas).  We will end up tonight at Nacogdoches at Millard's Crossing.  See the links below for more info.

See you on the journey.  Answer the call!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Macedonian Call - PASS THE WORD!

GO TO EL CAMINO REAL for trip details!

We have entered a new season.  Although this may sound like a cliche, the fact is - it is the truth.  The Lord is looking at His body in a whole new way this season, we must respond to the call and come up higher.
In one week there is a team responding to a Macedonian Call from a church on the border with Mexico.  The four walled institutional churches that have supported missions in the past are facing financial difficulties.  The bottom line - churches that have financially supported God’s work in the past are not able to do that in this new season.  Now is the time for the remnant to step forward.
The call from the border church was for financial help.  Due to the drug cartel wars in Mexico the church has experienced a tremendous need for resources to meet the needs of people streaming across the border seeking refuge.  The cry has gone out and the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network (TXAPN) is responding.  A core team of 25 individuals will be traveling the length of Texas from Natchitoches, Louisiana to the Mexico/Texas border in response to “the call”.  This group is making the sacrifice of time and resources, paying their own way, to stand with a church in need.
We are asking you to join this assignment and sow financially in response to this cry for help.  No amount is to small.  If every one who receives this cry will give just five dollars then our goal of taking a minimum of $10,000.00 to the church would be met.
None of the money you give will be used for any portion of the trip.  IT WILL ALL GO TO THE CHURCH ON THE BORDER.
You can give in three ways.

  1. Mail to TXAPN, P.O. Box 3503, Arlington, Texas 76007
  2. Pay via PayPal at the eGiving link: TXAPN E-Giving.
  3. You are also strongly encouraged to meet with us in worship and giving at one or more of the locations along the trail:  See the locations at this link: El Camino Real
PASS THE WORD TO YOUR INTERCESSORY/MINISTRY networks.  Let us give generously to those fighting on the front lines.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thirteen Days to Glory

This past Friday (January 14) we were in Homer, Louisiana.  Where is that?  Why?  It is snuggled into Northern Louisiana just east of Shreveport.  We had a meeting called "Glory Invasion" there and it brought in intercessory leaders from all of Louisiana as well as Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  On that night I witnessed intercessors and leaders from South and North Louisiana repenting and reconciling to each other.  We witnessed prophetically a "siege line" formed to insure that dark regions in their state could no longer flourish.  A tremendous mantle and anointing fell on all those present.
The Alamo

The meeting was a precursor to what the Lord was going to be doing in the near future.  Read the letter/testimony of Ken Bryan (TXAPN Executive Council member from Waskom, Texas) which he wrote to me today.
Sorry you missed Saturday and Sunday in Homer but I wanted to keep you up to date with how the Lord continues to move with us, TXAPN, this season.  Just a reminder that the Homer, Louisiana area where you joined us Friday evening for the “Glory Invasion” is an area Chuck Pierce avoids at all cost, even going out of his way to drive around it when he travels.  In other words it has been a weak area spiritually. Also remember that I shared Friday night that the Lord told me to lay a siege line across north Louisiana.
I hope you recall me telling you that on our West Coast Journey at the San Francisco House of Prayer the word “Alamo” came forth as my team was being prayed for and we all fell down.
Saturday morning, January 15th, after I opened the “Glory Invasion” morning session I received a text from Michael Dowling, San Francisco House of Prayer.  The following is the text.
“Hey brother, how has everything been going?  Just wanted to share with you that as I watched a movie about the Alamo I couldn’t stop relating the Davy Crockett actor with you.  Every time he spoke it sounded like you to me.  I think you’ve seen it.  Well just wanted to share that through out the whole movie I kept hearing "Ken".  I was really impacted by the movie anyway.  I had forgotten the details of the Alamo account and it made me understand many important aspects of the nation’s history especially of Texas. Remember the Alamo."
I got back up at the meeting and explained to the gathering what had happened in San Francisco, that the name of the book this Alamo movie was taken from was “Thirteen Days to Glory; The Siege of the Alamo”.  Those good in math started sighing, 13 days from the 15th will be January 28th, the day we start the El Camino Real journey at Natchitoches, Louisiana.  (We will be carrying the “Glory” on our journey)  Davy Crockett entered Texas from Natchitoches where from what we can tell; he probably had to cross the Sabine River on the ferry where the owner made you join the Masons to enter Texas.  Crockett and his Tennessee volunteers were assigned to defend the weakest part of the Alamo Mission, an area that meant they were willing to sacrifice their life for freedom.
It is very clear the Lord is speaking to us at TXAPN in a language we can understand. Michael and I have not conversed in a couple of months and we haven’t discussed the Alamo incident since October of last year.  He chose Saturday morning, January 15th to remind me to “Remember the Alamo” and the role of Texas in the nation’s history.  Let the El Camino Real de los Tejas also be another important aspect of the nation’s history.
It just kept coming. As we were driving back to Homer on Sunday morning to conclude the “Glory Invasion” meeting a van passed us on the interstate.  There was a large sign on the back of the van, it said “Traveling the Kings Highway”
General Tom, my volunteers and I will be joining you in Natchitoches 13 days from January 15th and proceeding into Texas. 
David Crockett
The glory invasion of Texas will start on January 28 as we begin retracing the path of El Camino Real de lost Tejas (The King's Highway of Texas).  Interestingly we will be travelling the same road David Crockett did during the same period of time but 175 years later.  Another initiative we are presently carrying out is the retracing of the Texas Independence Trail - an independence won 175 years ago.  We will re-visit sites such as the Alamo and San Jacinto in March and April.  Read about this assignment at

Lord - invade us with Your glory!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

JOIN US on the El Camino Real de los Tejas

Trail of Healing
January 28-February 2, 2011

We want YOU as well as members of the TXAPN Council, pastors, leaders, intercessors and church members of the entire State of Texas (as well as Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mexico) to join us in force along the trail.  The worship sites and hotels are listed at the end of this article. A core team will make the entire trip.  Please keep them covered in prayer.

They are: Tom and Kay Schlueter, Ken and Ginny Bryan, Eddie and Merrie Cardin, Jimmy and Martha Dusek, Kim Ulmer, Mark Wauahdooah, Lanny and Dina Hall, Twila Allen, Carolyn Hurst and Michael Harwick

This major assignment for the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network will be retracing the El Camino Real de los Tejas. This significant trail goes from Natchitoches, Louisiana to the Texas-Mexico border. The trip was first conceived as the Lord made a Macedonian Call to me to send resources and reinforcements to John and Jan Peel in Roma, Texas.
I can remember the Lord prophetically declaring through me, when Chuck Pierce commissioned me in June 2007, that one of the primary reasons for TXAPN was to stand with each other as a united intercessory state network. When someone in El Paso was in need – we must go, as a State, to his or her aid.  If someone needs us in Jasper – we must go.  If someone in Houston, Lamesa, Granbury, Marble Falls, Amarillo, Waskom or anywhere needs us – we must go. Roma NEEDS us. 

But the strategy has gone beyond the first call.  The Lord is instructing us to dismantle major iniquitous roots and routes that were established in our land and to call forth the destiny of our state that was established by the Lord.  There are three things the Lord has asked us to do on this trip:

       •    Kneel in Repentance.  We will stop at key areas along the trail. 
       •    Establish His throne through Worship.  We will stop for evening sessions of worship.
       •    Give an offering in order to support the work at Roma (Give at eGiving here)

We will carry the TXAPN War Chest to fill up for Bethel Mission. Here are the scheduled stops. Make plans now to join us somewhere along the trail.  All the meetings are open.  Bring offerings for Roma. It's time for Texas!  It's time to enter our destiny in the Lord!

Worship Time – 7 PM

January 28, 2011
Worship Site: MAP
River Community Church
1110 College Ave.
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Core Team Hotel:
Holiday Inn Express

5135 University Parkway

Natchitoches, LA
T: (318) 354-9911

January 29, 2011
Worship Site: MAP
Millard’s Crossing Chapel
6020 North Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Core Team Hotel:
Hampton Inn & Suites
3625 South Street
Nacogdoches, TX
T: (936)560-9901

January 30, 2011
Worship Site: MAP
Bethel Temple
2608 E. Villa Maria Rd
Bryan, TX 77802

Core Team Hotel:
Country Inn and Suites

1010 Southwest Parkway East
College Station, TX 77840
T: (979) 693-7777

January 31, 2011
Worship Site: MAP
The Meeting Place
400 CM Allen Parkway
San Marcos, TX 78666

Core Team Hotel:
Country Inn and Suites
1560 IH 35
San Marcos TX 78666
T: (512)392-8111

February 1, 2011
Worship Site: MAP
Christ Miracle Center
4400 Sanders Ave
Laredo, Texas 78041

Core Team Hotel:
Hampton Inn and Suites

7903 San Dario
Laredo, TX 78045 

Another Hotel:
The Amerik Suites Hotel
6551 Metro Ct.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 725-5222
Call for TXAPN rates through Jan. 15th.

February 2, 2011
Worship Site: MAP
Bethel Mission
405 Camelot Road,
Roma, TX 78584

Core Team Hotel:
Holiday Inn Express
5274 East Hwy 83
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

T:  956-487-7772

Election Sermon

Yesterday was one of those moments that will be indelibly etched in my memory.  It is one of those times when you say, "I just witnessed history."  I spent all day Tuesday at our State Capital in Austin, Texas.  I was there as the coordinator of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network to witness the opening of the 82nd Texas House of Representatives.  I was able to visit, pray and connect with key legislative leaders.  It is our greatest desire to serve them by under girding them with prayer.  The highlight of the day was the hearing of the Election Sermon.  For the first time in Texas history a sermon was delivered before members of the Texas Senate and House of Representatives.  The idea was based on the common practice of preaching messages to newly elected officials in the 17th-19th century.

The following was written by Texas Representative David Simpson and was printed on the bulletin:
At the beginning of each civil year in conjunction wit the general election, legislative and executive officers would commonly request ministers to deliver public sermons to newly elected political bodies.  The subject of these "election sermons" was the character and role of government.

Sermons were also preached when officers were elected to the local militia.  These were designated "artillery sermons."  They dealt with the the biblical basis for the defense of liberty and the manner and importance of being a godly soldier.

These facts demonstrate that the Colonial leaders, the founding fathers, and numerous statesmen in subsequent generations did not ban the influence of religion on civil government, as is commonly urged in our day.  On the contrary, they invited it, encouraged it, and deemed it essential for the stability and preservation of good government and society.
And I was there to witness it.  It was a great day for Texas as nearly 30 legislators attended as well as David Barton of Wallbuilders (1790 Election Sermon) and other pastors.  Lord - You are the foundation stone of our State!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Lord's Promise

Beautiful rains and snow fell on portions of Texas over the weekend. At our home in Arlington we had over two inches of rain.  Praise the Lord! Back in December, I wrote a blog about the drought that was once again taking hold of the land.  See blog. During worship at Granbury, Texas yesterday morning, the worship leader, Isaac Duke, read the following passage:

"For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year" (Deuteronomy 11:10-12).

Click on map
My heart leaped with joy.  This is the Lord's promise to Texas.  I looked up the newest drought map on the internet.  There has been improvement throughout the state over the last few weeks.  We need to continue to enthrone the Lord over us.  But what caught my eye was the location of the severest portions of the drought.  They highlight the location throughout the state of the El Camino Real de los Tejas that we will be travelling at the end of the month. Watch for a new blog on the trail soon and join us in possessing Texas for the Lord.

This land, which we are about to possess for Him is a land "which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year."

Texas belongs to the Lord.  Drink in His blessings, Texas!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

What does "good" mean?

This morning I had the joy of preaching at Brazos Covenant Ministries in Granbury, Texas.  The ministry is led by Merrie Cardin.  Merrie is one of our executive council members for Texas Apostolic Prayer Network.  During worship the Lord began to speak to us of His goodness.  He declared how good He is.  We acknowledged that His creation (including us) is good!

But what does "good" mean? My wife Kay got my attention during our singing and showed me the following quote:

The first use of this word is in Genesis chapter one where God calls his handiwork "good". It should always be remembered that the Hebrews often relate descriptions to functionality. The word "tov" would best be translated with the word "functional". When looked at his handiwork he did not see that it was "good", he saw that it was functional, kind of like a well oiled and tuned machine. In contrast to this word is the Hebrew word "ra". These two words, "tov" and "ra" are used for the tree of the knowledge of "good" and "evil". While "ra" is often translated as evil it is best translated as "dysfunctional". 

My heart leapt. Oftentimes when we use the word "good" we think of a job well done or we speak of someone's performance. We call someone "good" if they show good moral qualities.  

"You did a good job."  "You are a good person."

Good can also seem mediocre in comparison with words such as excellent, beautiful or wonderful.  Those are words I would have used to describe creation in Genesis 1.  But God used "good," but not as a word describing beauty or moral character.  He looked on creation and saw that it functioned well - perfectly.  And He used the same word to describe you and me.  He created us to function perfectly - like well oiled machines.  He created us in His image!  He created us for a destiny to be kingdom people - royalty meant to reign with Him.

Yes we fell.  But even more so we are redeemed through the Lord Jesus.  We are redeemed back to God's original intention.  We are redeemed to function as His kings and priests.  We are redeemed, not as dysfunctional, tattered and worn out saints, but as those empowered to be agents of redemption in a world crying out for help.

The Lord is good.  The Lord declares to you, "you are good!"

Friday, January 7, 2011

Prayer Mission Super Strike XLV

Check out this link to engage in prayer regarding this crucial issue in our city (Arlington) and State.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taking Dominion Over The Atmosphere

Dr. Yolanda McCune, the governmental specialist of Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network will be giving an excellent teaching on the natural God-created "frequencies" of our lives and how they come into resonate synergy with the glory of God!

Taking Dominion Over the Atmosphere is designed to bring revelation and wisdom by asking God to shine His full frequency light on us and our world to expose the darkness. The Electromagnetic Spectrum is our known frequencies and worship is the spiritual frequency, with which we can learn to overcome the enemy. Dr. Yolanda McCune has many stories and experiences to demonstrate how you can take dominion over your atmosphere.

Join us this Friday at 7 PM!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Eyes Right

Yesterday was a marvelous day of worship and prophetic revelation at Prince of Peace Church. Prior to our time of worship the Lord was already informing us that He was about to shift us into a new season of authority and warfare.  He was instructing us that we were to let go of past issues.  He had prompted me to preach on Joseph and how the Lord released him to be an agent of redemptive authority.

Joseph did not let his circumstances dictate his life. He refused to succumb to the issues  of his life.  He did not embrace a spirit of entitlement.  Instead, after he was sold by his brothers and again after he was imprisoned, he diligently set his hands to his work and quickly won the confidence of his new owner/jailer. Some people cannot seem to let go of past wrongs, real or imagined. They wallow in self-pity and anger, holding on to old resentments. This seems to be a normal human reaction to misfortune and conflict.  Joseph moved away from entitlement to destiny.

In doing so he became active agent of redemption not only for his own life, but also for Egypt and more importantly – his people Israel.  He moved from the pit to the palace and released forgiveness and blessing over all generations to come. The Lord has the same destiny in store for us. 

In the midst of our praise and worship, Pat Wistner, our Minister of Healing, gave the following word from the Lord:

No traditions of men should or will trump my Kingdom coming.  I'm opening up your ears to hear the sound of heaven. In the sound there is direction.  2011 is a year of keeping your ear near the Father's heart to hear his slightest sigh!
The beat of My heart changes rhythm for every situation.  Stay in rhythm with Me.  Step out, step up, step into what I AM is doing - out of your comfort zone. YES - "out of this world" and its wisdom and direction. You will make a radical shift.

Walk quietly like a warrior in the forest. Warriors have a keen sense of exactly what the commander desires and is ready at an instant to comply. 
Pat Wistner concluded by saying: "The vision I saw was of troops marching in review before the commander.  They are all in step and in line - one lead person is assigned the duty of yelling "Eyes Right!" at which point every head is turned to the commander and every eye is on HIM."
EYES RIGHT!  Throughout our time of worship the Lord kept exhorting us to stay our eyes on Him.  He instructed us to pass into the new year - letting go of old things - and to set our eyes and ears on Him.  He is filling us with His Spirit of wisdom and understanding - just as He did with Joseph.
Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"  So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are. "You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you." Pharaoh said to Joseph, "See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt." Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck. He had him ride in his second chariot; and they proclaimed before him, "Bow the knee!" And he set him over all the land of Egypt. Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Though I am Pharaoh, yet without your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."(Genesis 41:38-44)
EYES RIGHT!  The Lord is calling us as warriors who clearly see Him and hear His voice.  At the end of our service, we all stood at attention before the Lord.  At the command of a voice - we turned our eyes toward the altar and cross.  We gave our allegiance to our Lord, Commander and King.  As I have declared several times in the last few weeks.  He is mustering the troops.