Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Righteous Heaven Approved the Solemn Appeal

Almost a year ago on October 24, 2014, I posted a blog regarding an "Appeal to Heaven."  You can read it again at this link: Appeal to Heaven

Last week as we were finishing up our vacation in New England, Kay and I journeyed to the site of the "first shots" of the American revolution at Lexington and Concord. One of the places I desired to visit was the Hancock-Clarke Home in Lexington. Most people bypass this significant location in Lexington.

Jonas Clarke (1730 – 1805), was an American clergyman and political leader who had a significant and passionate role in the American Revolution and in shaping the 1780 Massachusetts and the United States Constitutions.  His pulpit, like many others, was the site of rallying calls to freedom.

Hancock-Clarke House
Clarke graduated from Harvard College in 1752 and became the third pastor of the Church of Christ in Lexington, Massachusetts on May 19, 1755. He married Lucy Bowes. His wife's cousin was John Hancock. This home was first owned by Hancock's grandfather, the Rev. John Hancock Sr.  The Clarke home was the destination of Paul Revere's ride on April 18, 1775 since Samuel Adams and John Hancock were staying with Rev Clarke. These men were sought after by the British.

Massachusetts Tree Flag
As my wife Kay and I walked through the home, there was a strong sense of God's presence.  It was a home that was filled with the Lord and a family of twelve children. That residue lingered in the rooms. A close examination of the flag on the flagpole out front will reveal what is called the Massachusetts Tree Flag.  It was designed after the "Appeal to Heaven" flag with an evergreen tree in the top left field of white.

When we journeyed a few blocks away to Lexington Green where the first shots of the revolution were fired, we read the inscription on the monument dedicated to those who fell that day.

This is the entire inscription on the monument on the Lexington Green. After further research I discovered that the inscription was written by the Rev. Jonas Clarke, the predominant voice of liberty in Lexington. It was written 24 years after that day in Lexington and 16 years after the end of the war. Please note the "highlighted" phrase!

Sacred to Liberty & the Rights of mankind!!! 
The Freedom & Independence of America, Sealed & defended with the blood of her sons.
This Monument is erected 
By the inhabitants of Lexington
Under the patronage and at the expense of
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
To the memory of their Fellow Citizens,
The Inscription
Who fell on this field, the first victims to the
Sword of British Tyranny and Oppression
On the morning of the ever memorable Nineteenth of April, An. Dom. 1775,
The Die was cast !!!
The Blood of these Martyrs
In the cause of their God and their Country
Was the Cement of the Union of these States, then Colonies, and gave the spring to the Spirit, Firmness And Resolution of their Fellow Citizens,
They rose as one man to Revenge their Brethren’s Blood, and at the Point of the Sword, to Assert
And defend their Native Rights,
They Nobly dar’d to be Free!!
The contest was long, Bloody and Affecting. 
Righteous Heaven Approved the Solemn Appeal 
Victory crowned their Arms; and
The Peace, Liberty, and Independence of the United States of America was their Glorious Reward.
Built in the year 1799.

The Evergreen Tree
The Spirit of the Lord moved over me as I read the inscription again: "Righteous Heaven Approved the Solemn Appeal." I called my wife Kay over to the monument to read it.  As she did, she declared to me: "Do you see what's next to it?"

The evergreen tree!  

Let's us boldly make our Appeal To Heaven in this hour. God will faithfully approve of our appeal as we bow before Him and trust in Him alone for our victory. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Texas: We are the Gadites

A couple of years ago, while at Glory of Zion, the Lord had me pick up (randomly) a painting of the tribes (they were given as offering gifts).  My tribe was Gad (honestly I was hoping for Judah or Issachar).  But as I turned it over and read the description, my heart leapt.

The Tribe of Gad

Gad was the seventh son of Jacob and Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid. Gad means 'troop/soldier" or "good fortune." Mazel tov! It also meant a "camp” or a "company" as in a troop. Leah's seven sons made up a troop. What good fortune this was!

Jacob's blessing in Genesis 49:19 is, "Gad will be plundered by marauding bands, but he will turn and plunder them." In other words, if you strike at me I will strike back and win. Moses' blessing likened Gad to a lion. In Deuteronomy 33:20-21 he declared "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad's territory! Gad is poised there like a lion to tear off an arm or a head. The people of Gad took the best land for themselves; a leader's share was assigned to them. When the leaders of the people were assembled, they carried out the Lord's justice and obeyed his regulations for Israel. Gad was a tribe that raised cattle and sheep. They saw the land east of the Jordan as being the best for their cattle. Since they were men of war they were also best suited to protect the land from the eastern enemies, Moab and Aram (Syria).

In Chronicles 12:8-14 the tribe of Gad is described as "men of valor, men of war fit for the battle, who could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions and were swift as the roe upon the mountains...captains of the host: the least of them commanded a hundred men and greatest, a thousand". Gad together with Ruben and Simeon were stationed on the south side of the tabernacle, Gad was faithful to carry out their pledge to side with Israel and fight on their behalf when needed and to remain in unity with the rest of the tribes of Israel.

Gad is connected to the sixth month, Elul (August-September) in the Hebrew calendar. Tradition says Gad was born and died on the 1Oth of this month. In Jewish history this was and is a month for repentance and forgiveness. This month followed the previous two months where God dealt with the sins of the people in the wilderness at Sinai. Moses sought the favor of the Lord on behalf of the people because the Lord was ready to destroy them because of their unfaithfulness and idolatry (Gen 32-33). The people repented and God forgave them and made a new covenant with them.

This is a month when "the King is in the field!" His light shines on us all. He moves among his people and loves for us to approach him. This is a time where he lavishes his mercy and forgiveness on us. This was the time biblically when Moses approached God for the third time on Mt Sinai for God to rewrite His covenant tables.

The anointings for the month include:

  • The ability to gather a company of warriors
  • To war and have victory over ones enemies
  • To remain aligned in war
  • Leadership
  • To receive the forgiveness of God
  • To walk in the light and presence of the Lord
  • The traditional symbol for God is a tent and the banner color was grey or silver. The stone could have been the grey-banded agate.
I declared: “This is me.”  This morning (August 4, 2015) as I was preparing for our upcoming Texas State Gathering at Global Spheres Center in Corinth, I opened today’s posting from “Elijah List.”  My heart leapt again and the Lord declared that He was setting Texas aside as a troop.  We are like the Gadites. And it is God’s timing that a week after Texas gathers, and as we draw near to Rosh Hashanah) that we enter the Hebrew month of Elul which is the month of Gad and “the Lion in the field.”

Here is the posting from “Elijah List.”

"When the Gadites Rise the Goliaths Will Fall" by Jennifer LeClaire, Fort Lauderdale, FL

"When the Gadites rise the Goliaths will fall." I heard the Holy Spirit speak those words Tuesday night after I hung up from our Appeal to Heaven prayer call.

We're praying out the prophecies over the nation and we were praying out a prophetic word Tim Sheets released, part of which read: "As Esther, they will rewrite them by My statutes. Governors of the culture will now come forth. Remnant warriors will now emerge who have the heart of David, the wisdom of Solomon and the tenacity of Paul."

While I was praying through that part of the prophecy, the Holy Spirit started showing me the Gadites. I began to pray for the mighty warring Gadites to rise and take out the Goliaths. Again, when I hung up I heard the Holy Spirit say, "When the Gadites rise the Goliaths will fall."

Who Are the Gadites?

The Gadites came from the tribe of Gad. Gad was the seventh son of Jacob. His name means "troop." The Bible describes the Gadites as "men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with a bow, and who were skillful in battle, who went to war" (1 Chronicles 5:18). When Jacob blessed his 12 sons before he died, he prophesied, "Gad shall be attacked by raiding bands, but he shall raid at their heels" (Genesis 49:19). In other words, it looked like Gad had lost the fight but he made a comeback. Isn't that what it looks like in America even now? (Photo via Wikipedia)

We find another mention of the Gadites in 1 Chronicles 12:8: "From the Gadites mighty men of valor, men of the war battalion, who could handle shield and sword, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and who were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains, separated themselves for David in the stronghold in the wilderness" (MEV). Remember, it was the Gadites who stood on the side of righteousness with David amid Absalom's great rebellion. The Gadites are the ones who will stand strong amid the Great Falling Away we're seeing in the Church even now.

Matthew Henry's Commentary describes the Gadites this way: "They were able-bodied men, men of incredible swiftness, not to fly from, but to fly upon, the enemy, and to pursue the scattered forces. In this they were as swift as the roes upon the mountains, so that no man could escape from them; and yet they had faces like the faces of lions, so that no man could out-fight them. They were disciplined men, trained up to military exercises; they could handle shield and buckler, use both offensive and defensive weapons... They were daring men, that could break through the greatest difficulties. What enemies those were that they met with in the valleys, when they had passed Jordan, does not appear; but they put them to flight with their lion-like faces, and pursued them with matchless fury ..."

Goliath Must Fall

The Gadites had faces like lions. I like that. It means the fierceness and boldness showed on their faces, intimidating their enemies. Proverbs 28:1 says, "The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion."

How bold is a lion? They aren't called the king of the jungle for nothing. The Bible calls the lion "strongest among beasts" (see Proverbs 30:29-30). Amos asked, "The lion has roared; who will not fear?" (Amos 3:8) You can hear a lion roar from miles and miles away. And Peter warns us to, "Be sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Of course, Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (see Rev. 5:5). (Photo via Jennifer LeClaire, Charisma Magazine)

Goliath, on the other hand, was just an uncircumcised Philistine. Unlike the Gadites, Goliath was not in covenant with God. Goliath could not claim the promises of God. Goliath may look big—and he is—but he is no match for the Gadites. In your life and in this nation, Goliaths have risen up to war against us. But take heart. When the Gadites rise, the Goliaths will fall. Rise up now, bold as a lion, and decree and declare your victory over Goliath. Stand for truth amid the rebellion! It's time to roar! Decree and declare that the Goliaths attacking this nation will fall, in Jesus' name!

Used by Permission from Charisma Magazine.

Jennifer LeClaire
News Editor at Charisma Media,
Founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries

Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of, a leader in the New Breed Revival Network, and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft.

The entire article can be read at:

Sunday, July 26, 2015


A powerful prophetic word and picture for now!


By Doug Stringer

In April I received the news from my doctor that I had stage 4 lymphoma. My aggressive chemotherapy treatments began on June 16, right after I returned from serving as coordinator of The Response South Carolina in Charleston.  Surrounded throughout this time by the love and prayers of so many friends, my family and I are so thankful that the adverse side effects have been minimal.

One thing I have not escaped, however, is the loss of hair. It first became obvious on Friday, July 3, as I was preparing for a prayer and fasting event for our country the next day.  By the time Saturday evening came around, I had lost most of the hair on my head. But the Lord has a way of taking these kinds of circumstances and using them as “prophetic dramas,” where we live out in the natural a word He is giving us in the spiritual. Our life experiences then become a life message that is bigger than ourselves, a message beyond the circumstances we’ve been through. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.   

After realizing the hair loss was a reality that Friday night, I felt the Lord speak to my spirit. “The eagle is balding,” I said to Lisa. I was half joking, trying to make light of things. As Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine.” Yet I knew the Lord was also placing something in my spirit that He wanted me to share the next day.

Our National Symbol

America’s national bird is the bald eagle, representing strength and courage. They have incredible eyesight, with the ability to spot predator attacks on their nests from miles away. According to the book The Eagle Story, published by Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles: How to Conquer Habits, “The eagle has exceptionally sharp vision because it has two ‘fovea,’ compared to only one in the human eye. The cones in an eagle’s fovea are small and tightly grouped, allowing the eagle to see very small details from extreme distances. For example, an eagle can spot an object as small as a rabbit from a distance of up to two miles!”

The book goes on to explain that the eagle has two sets of eyelids: conventional eyelids as well as a pair of clear eyelids called nictitate membranes, which can be shut for protection while not inhibiting the eagle’s ability to see. While some experts say that no creature can stare at the sun without going blind, others argue that the extra eyelids on the eagle allow it to look into the sun with no damage. Regardless, when feeling weak and weary, with their eyesight dimming from age, eagles will soar toward the sun to rejuvenate themselves.  This is what Scripture speaks of when it says, “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

A few days before the Lord began speaking to me about the eagle, one of our intercessor friends and her husband were awakened in the night by the sound of an eagle’s cry coming from the alarm of a cell phone that was not even turned on. She prayed about what God was saying to them, then wrote to me after they heard about what I shared at the July 4 meeting:  “The eagle represents America,” she said, adding that it also stands for rational things, instruction in truths, renewal, resurrection, the prophetic, leaders, seeing clearly, and wisdom. “We believe your personal battle parallels the battle for America.”

The Roots of Freedom

How disheartening it has been for so many of us who have prayed and cried out for our nation to see the highest court in the land setting itself up as god in the house of God. These are the people we trust to interpret the law, yet they have totally re-defined the nation’s constitution in a manner so far from what our Founding Fathers intended. They have crossed the line, assuming to dictate to God, the highest of all authorities, what is law and what is not law. Truth is truth, no matter who tries to change it.

Our nation’s first president, George Washington, said in his first inaugural address, “We have God to thank for America’s birthday!” Then he said, “No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.” How things have changed.

President Ronald Reagan said this: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

Like our Founding Fathers, Ronald Reagan understood that freedom naturally decays as societies expand unless people of principle defend it. That tendency has been true at every point in human history and always will be. Government has the necessary role of defending our liberty, free speech, the right to property, but virtue can become a vice when it attempts too much. We must be watchful to ensure that the government’s good intentions don’t become the overreach that becomes tyranny.  

We’ve recently seen the tyranny of overreach from the highest court of the land, so we now appeal to the greatest courts of heaven, to the most Supreme Being –the Creator of the heavens and the earth, unto whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess. Jesus Himself is the one we fix our eyes on. Though at times we feel weak, we know that when we wait upon the Lord, He will renew our strength. We know that when we fix our eyes on the brightness of the Son of God Himself that we will not to be blinded, but we will come back and be awakened as a Church to impact the soul of our nation.

United to Save the Nation

Shortly after leaving the July 4th prayer gathering, we received numerous encouraging messages from people who were touched by this word and sensed it was a word in season. One person after leaving the meeting wrote to say that it was an uncanny confirmation when they saw the headline banner on the front page of the Houston Chronicle that read, ‘Long Live The Bald Eagle...Our national symbol Is on the rebound’.” The article accompanying the headline read, “A nation unites to save the bald eagles”. The same thing can happen to our nation; it can experience awakening and revival, but only if the Church unites under Christ.

A few days later, I went to a hospital in Clearlake to see and pray for a young man who is also battling cancer. As we arrived and walked down the hallway, they turned and saw Lisa and I through the large waiting room windows. Just as one of them exclaimed, “The Eagle has landed” some of his family in the waiting room suddenly heard the loud shriek of an eagle and looked up to see a program on the television about bald eagles. Some of the family had heard me share at the July 4th prayer gathering about regaining our strength as the soaring eagles. They personally received this as another confirmation and encouragement for them personally.

In 2011, Houston hosted The Response, a day of fasting and prayer for our nation, at the request of the Governor of Texas. As of this writing, we have helped facilitate The Response prayer gatherings on behalf of the Governors of Louisiana, and South Carolina; and are working on gatherings in several more states. 

Who would have thought The Response South Carolina on June 13th would gather the Church in South Carolina to pray in unity just four days before the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church?  The initial reaction of many who participated in that prayer gathering was disbelief that this would happen after so many came to repent and pray for their state and their nation. Yet, as we began to engage in conversation with the pastors and intercessors there, we were reminded that God’s timing is perfect. 

Many leaders of various racial and denominational backgrounds in the Charleston area believe The Response was a providential gathering as we crossed denominational, racial and generational barriers to meet at the Cross of Christ together in Prayer, Worship, and Fasted-ness for our nation. Who would have know what horrific tragedy would take place just four days later at Mother Emanuel AME Church? In fact, we did not initially intend to hold the gathering in Charleston, but it turned out to be God’s providence. Thousands of Christians united after the tragic shooting in Charleston to become a coat of many colors, standing up for their brothers and sisters, unlike other cities where we’ve seen riots break loose. Even when the outside agitators came, the Church in that city became an example for the rest of the nation. From the leadership of the AME denomination to the local congregations, the Church of Charleston sent a message to all of America on forgiveness, healing, and hope.

Of course, we only built on a foundation laid by generations of prayers and intercession that had gone before, but God allowed us to be part of a catalytic moment and to see an answer to the prayers of reconciliation and unity we had prayed just days before. The Church comes in great numbers, linked arm in arm, in authentic love and unity. What the enemy intended for evil, God is turning into opportunities for good, because the Church of Charleston and South Carolina is demonstrating intentional love through unity, forgiveness and healing.

Unity is what God desires for His Church across America, especially now as we see the erosion and unraveling of so many of our moral foundations. I’m not talking about lowest common denominator unity, but unity in Christ. Authentic Unity is not Uniformity, but Unity that comes from our Unique diversity, yet common relationship in Christ and His Word. He desires for His Church to come together and soar above the many distractions that keep us divided. 

A New Generation

True intercession is not just hiding in the prayer closet. It’s standing in the gap between the living and the dead, like Moses and Aaron, as they grabbed the censers of incense (symbolic of intercession) and ran to stand in front of those who were perishing, begging for God to stop the plague of sin. They cried out for mercy, for God to move on behalf of their people. Likewise, many of you have prayed, some of you for decades, crying out in intercession, “God, stop the plague of sin! Stop the lies of the enemy over this nation!” God is hearing your cry. He hears the cries of His people, and He is still on the throne. He didn’t bring us to such a time as this to leave us hanging.
There is a cleansing taking place. Many pastors we’ve looked up to and leaders in politics and business are falling and failing. But in the midst of the cleansing, God is raising up a new generation of Samuels, Esthers, and Ruths, a generation of Deborahs, Daniels, and Josephs. They are a new, prophetic generation of righteousness. Just as God exposed the sins of Hophni and Phineas and raised up Samuel as a righteous judge and voice of truth in his generation, so is He now going to expose unrighteous judges and raise up a new generation of judiciary. God is raising up prophetic voices who are not just prophesying for their own self-adulation and their own gain, but because they fear God and seek His Kingdom first.

When the Lion Roars, The Eagles will Soar!

On July 24th, while speaking at the 60 years of ministry celebration banquet for Bishop Roy Kossie, Jr, I shared that when the lions roar, the eagles will soar. I envisioned that when the a lion roars in the jungle, all the animals listen, the birds take flight, and eagles soar. We need the aged lions to roar again, stirring up the church, and provoking even the weary eagles to take flight and regain their strength. The Lion of Judah has released a resounding roar from His Holy Habitation, awakening the eagles of the church, calling them to action (Rev. 25:30-31, Jeremiah 25:30-31). These eagles must soar towards the light and hope of the SON if they are to make an impact and unite to see Awakening in the Church and Revival in the nation. We are a generation that needs strength to come into our destiny. Only the brightness of His presence will reveal the greater reality and greater authority God wields. When we fix our eyes on Jesus, we can soar above our weakness and renew our strength. Then we can fulfill God’s call and destiny in our lives and nation. God still has plans for America, if we as the Church will unite to His purposes.

We cannot be informed only by what we see and hear on the news. We cannot let the circumstances around us dictate who we are. God has the final word.  Who will we believe? I choose to believe the word of the Lord. He never waivers. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

One in a Thousand

There is a spiritual cancer in America. Many leaders are experiencing an attack in the natural realm that mirrors the spiritual state of the nation. But I believe for many the sickness is a lie of the devil to distract them and the Church from the spiritual war that rages right now.

There are those in governmental leadership who still recognize a higher authority. Some bold and courageous men and women are rising up to speak into the very core of what’s happening in our nation—like those even in government who are not afraid to say, “Our nation needs prayer!”
Let us not forget, however, that our nation will only be restored to its God- ordained destiny by the Church uniting in intercession (and action). When Abraham cried out for Sodom, he pleaded with God to spare the city if there were 10 righteous people in it. Various commentaries have different estimates of what the population of Sodom was at the time of Abraham. I know there are still righteous men and women in our land, but even if there are only one in 1,000, the church must still unite for the nation. Church, you and I are the hope of Christ to the multitudes who are shipwrecked in the sea of despair and in a tumultuous world. We are God’s chosen ambassadors, to be the tangible expression of Jesus, to demonstrate truth in love, a love the world does not understand. It is not a love that tramples the sacred blood of Jesus, but a love that shares the truth uncompromisingly in the spirit of grace and mercy. Only then can those who hate and oppose what we stand for see the beauty of His Holiness and the Glory Due His Name.

As I have been writing this article, several of my sons in the faith have messaged me saying God has given them a scripture for me during their times of prayer. That scripture is Malachi 4:2, “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.”

The SON of righteousness is rising, and He will bring healing to the nation.

Even as the eagle in its time of weakness regains its strength by soaring toward the Sun, we the Church—and the nation—in our time of need must fix our eyes on the SON and soar together toward the brightness of His presence. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), we can believe for awakening in the Church in America and for revival to spread throughout the land.

As the nation unites to save its national bird, the bald eagle, the question we must ask is this: Will the church unite to save the bald eagle nation? Or, in other words: Will the church have a heart awakening, so we can be conduits of revival that will impact the soul of our nation?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pass On The Signal!

This morning the Lord reminded me of my college days at Texas A&M University. We were at a football game and the stands were packed with thousands of students. It was time for the students to carry out one of their traditional yells. Aggies don't do cheers, but instead have coordinated yells they carry during the games. The yell leaders on the field will give a signal of which yell will be carried out next and like a wave coming into shore the signal is passed up to the thousands of students and other fans.

The Lord showed me that this was similar today. The signal has been given. The shofar has sounded. The whistle has blown. It is time to muster the troops. It is time to gather and to see the church come together as a mighty army of kings, priests, intercessors and warriors for the kingdom. It is time for the fivefold ministry to come into its greatest season. It's time for the prophets to arise. It's time for the apostles to take the lead. It's time for Texas to gather together and to be "engaged for exploits."

Pass the word. Pass the signal along. Gather the troops. On August 6-8 the church of Texas will gather in Corinth, Texas to be "Engaged for Exploits." Answer the call today to respond and to register.

And most importantly, pass the signal on to others. It's time for us to cry out with the synchronized voice that the kingdom and the will of God will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Sign up today at!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Happy Anniversary - A New Anointing - Mustering

On Thursday, May 28th, I was in the Texas State Capital for our weekly prayer assignment.  I was the only one who was able to come so I spent the time in personal prayer and worship.  As I walked to different parts of the capital building, I went to the auditorium which is located directly below the rotunda of the capital.  I was disappointed that it was locked and I could not get in.  It is a special place for me.

On Monday, June 1, we were once again in the capital building on the last day of the 84th legislative
June 3, 2007 - Texas State Capital
session.  After arriving at the building I once again headed to the auditorium.  As I walked near the door, a man appeared out of nowhere.  He had keys in his hand and he unlocked the door.  He said: "This is just the auditorium."  I said: "Yes, I know, but I would like to see it."  He said: "No problem."

I walked through the room, reminiscing its importance.  As I finished, the man appeared again and locked the doors behind me. Why was it important?  Eight years ago (and today, June 3, is the actual anniversary), Dr. Chuck Pierce set me in as the director of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network (TXAPN). The network, until that moment, did not exist.

Today is the eighth anniversary of that moment. Eight is a significant number for it speaks prophetically of new beginnings.  Eight is a "gate" that leads us into the destiny and promises of God. This morning on our daily conference prayer call for Texas, the Lord released this word:
I am placing a fresh anointing on my people today.  It is a fire anointing.  It is an anointing which will release My fire, My presence, My strength and My glory wherever you are!  It is an anointing for the Ecclesia of Texas.  I am engaging you this day for great exploits.  You will see My kingdom come forth.  There will be a new sound that comes forth from you that will shake foundations.  You have decreed that the foundations of My throne are righteousness and justice, but today I decree that, as you are seated with Me in heavenly places, you also are righteousness and justice being released into the state and nation.
Lord, we embrace Your call.  We move ahead with this fresh fire anointing with full conviction.  You
are mustering us for this day and for this season. Lord, on Monday, we placed a covenantal stake into the ground of our state's governmental structure and declared that we will not go back to old systems and structures.  We are moving ahead with You.  This is the day.  This is the hour.  We are no longer satisfied with the status quo - it is time to move ahead.  We open the doors with the key that You have given us.

As a part of this mustering, I can not express enough the importance of the gathering we are having at Glory of Zion in Corinth, Texas on August 6-8.  It is imperative that each of us try our best to gather (muster) as the Ecclesia of Texas on those dates. You can read about, register and reserve hotels for "Texas: Engaged for Exploits" at  Go there now and commit to join us.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Prophetic Act?

A couple of years ago I filled in most of our backyard pond. I wanted to make it shallower and filled with rocks only.

It used to be deep with plants and fish but was hard to maintain. The new depth didn't work. The water evaporated too fast and we eventually had to turn it off and let it dry out. We had not used it for over a year.

This Spring I decided to go back to the original depth and shape which meant removing all the rocks and filler dirt. We finished that task today. Now for putting down a new rubber liner and decorating it with stones and plants.

A few weeks ago I used the work on the pond in a sermon illustration. I was having to dig down, like an archeologist, to the original foundation. As I did that today - I forgot that the foundation shape of the pond looked like the United States. Prophetic? I think so. Lord, take our nation back to its roots in You.

And now flood our nation with the waters of life and righteousness. Open the floodgates and fill us up with Your glory!

"If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?...For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face" (Psalms 11:3,7 NASB).

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Let it Snow!

Beautiful. The Lord has laid down a beautiful blanket of snow!
Oh, the images and reminders of snow! Thank you Lord for reminding us!

“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD,
“Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:10-11)

“I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning fire." (Daniel 7:9)

"Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands; and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like fna son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.His feet were like burnished bronze, when it has been made to glow in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters."(Revelation 1:13-15)