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Constantinople! Constantinople!!

This morning, I was standing at my kitchen counter and was simply making turkey sandwiches. Not really engaged or fully awake.  I had basically rolled out of bed and with one eye open, headed out to make my sweet daughter’s lunch for the day.

At first it came to me a bit garbled, breaking through my fog.  “Constantinople.”

But then, just as I was grasping that an unfamiliar word was entering my thoughts, there was a shout in my Spirit. “CONSTANTINOPLE!!”

It was so loud and so clear, there was no mistaking! Listen up!

I, still in my jammies, hair tussled, head out to start the car and I can’t stop this feeling that something is emerging! Something is happening.  Constantinople.

I head back inside and ask my son, “What does Constantinople mean to you?”

He replies, “Ummm…. (eye roll)… it’s a city?”

Yeah. No kidding.

So, I do what any uneducated parent does who resorts to asking their freshly schooled children and falls short. I Google it!  (Not that I am uneducated. I’m certain I have learned about this already but my every day usage of Constantinople is a bit rusty. Especially since  I was unsure of even how to spell it. And it’s not exactly something I need to refer to when making cheese raviolis for dinner and it’s not an item on my list of errands to run.)

So here it is, according to Wikipedia and you can find the entirety of the explanation here…  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantinople

From its foundation in the 4th century to the early 13th century, Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest city in Europe[6] and it was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times as the home of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and as the guardian of Christendom’s holiest relics such as the Crown of Thorns and the True Cross. After the final loss of its provinces in the early 15th century, the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire was reduced to just Constantinople and its environs, along with Morea in Greece, and the city eventually fell to the Ottomans in after a month-long siege in 1453.

Aerial view of Byzantine Constantinople and the Propontis (Sea of Marmara)

Constantinople was famed for its massive and complex defences. Although besieged on numerous occasions by various peoples, the defences of Constantinople proved invulnerable for nearly nine hundred years before the city was taken by foreign forces in 1204 by the Crusader armies of the Fourth Crusade, and after it was liberated in 1261 by the Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, a second and final time in 1453 when it was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. The first wall of the city was erected by Constantine I, and surrounded the city on both land and sea fronts. Later, in the 5th century, the Praetorian Prefect Anthemius under the child emperor Theodosius II undertook the construction of the Theodosian Land Walls, which consisted of a double wall lying about 2 km (1.2 miles) to the west of the first wall and a moat with palisades in front.[7] This formidable complex of defences was one of the most sophisticated of Antiquity and the city was built intentionally on seven hills as well as juxtaposed between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara and thus presented an impregnable fortress enclosing magnificent palaces, domes, and towers, necessitated from being the gateway between two continents (Europe and Asia) and two seas (the Mediterranean and the Black Seas).

 

From this, I am bulleting some things that are of importance to take note of.  As with anything, take what is good (what comes from God) and discard the rest.  This is simply history and if history repeats itself, perhaps we can learn from it.

CONSTANTINOPLE WAS:

  • the guardian of Christendom’s holiest relics such as the Crown of Thorns and the True Cross
  •  famed for its massive and complex defences
  •  proved invulnerable for nearly nine hundred years
  • The first wall of the city was erected by Constantine I, and surrounded the city on both land and sea fronts.
  • later, a double wall was erected.
  • a formidable complex of defences which was one of the most sophisticated of Antiquity and the city was built intentionally on seven hills.  (Makes me think of Lance Wallnou’s, The 7 Mountain Mandate)

Is there a Constantine arising?

Isaiah 60:18, Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

 

 

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Posted by on March 4, 2016 in Church, Government, Prophecy

 

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No More Hot Flashes!

During a  time of prayer, a word of prophesy came in August that there would be a “train wreck”… meaning that God’s glory was going to wreck religion & tradition and the “church” as we know it.  I saw His train filling the temple and  His glory colliding with every device and weapon of the enemy that has been keeping us from the liberty and abundance of grace  that He has supplied.  In this prophecy, He was very specific. He said, “Look to Labor Day.”  I wouldn’t ordinarily speak a date but it just came out and I was surprised afterward.

I said all that to say this.  For about a month, after what was an incredible prayer service on Friday of  Labor Day weekend, I have been going through much deliverance.  A prophet had been in the house that night and carries a very strong anointing and direct word.  He said it well when he said, “Many would say that I am a great man of God but really, I am a man of a great God!”  Our great God has been revealed through his life.  

That night, when I went home, I was dealing with a heavy demonic oppression and was under condemnation, feeling as though my sin, what was past & repented of sin, was the end for me.  I literally thought that God had separated Himself from me or that I had gone beyond His reach and that I would have to live apart from Him and I knew I couldn’t.  I did not sleep for even an hours time.  I remember asking the question, “God, what can I do?  What can I do?”  The answer was and is…nothing.  I can do nothing to save myself, deliver myself, heal myself, prosper myself.  Nothing in an of myself.  It’s only through Jesus Christ that I live and breath and have my being. 

The next day, I called my loving pastor and asked her if I could see her for a few minutes and of course, she opened her doors to me.  I went to her and confessed all that I had done and all that I was dealing with and she gave me wise counsel and also helped me to understand the spirit I was dealing with.  The word that I had heard the night before was filtered through an orphan spirit that would love to take me out. I literally felt the oppression leave me. 

That day, I went home and began reading Joseph Prince’s book, “Reigning in Life”.  Now my pastor is full of the grace of God and has shared and could probably write, word for word what this man has written.  But as I read, it was as though the seed that she has planted was being watered and God himself was giving the increase, as He promised.  I mean…Whoa! This is grace?  Where have I been?

All the grace that will ever be available to me is available to me right now and forever more and no one else gets a greater measure.  Grace is free and it is for everyone and in equal measure.  It’s sufficient and it’s abounding and it’s in abundance.   More than I could ever use up in my lifetime! Grace is Jesus Christ!

 My sin never has been, nor will it ever be, more powerful than grace!  Yet because of grace, sin doesn’t have dominion over me and I am no longer a sinner, nor do I have to give myself over to it, in thought or in action.  But if I were to mess up, there is grace. 

Recently, after traveling for ministry and then for vacation, I became ill and was in much pain and while I was fevered and laying awake at night, condemnation would try to take opportunity and the enemy would spew lies that I deserved it and on and on and on.  There was a war waged against my  mind and I knew I had to renew it.  So I kept my face in the mirror of the word and I asked “Father, what do I need to be reading?”  He told me to go to the book of Romans.  So I did and I put in the bible on CD and played the book of Romans all day and all night long, even as I slept.

During this time of sickness, I had to go to the emergency room and while I was there, pastor and others were back at the church, praying not only for me but for others who were under attack as well.  Pastor saw a vision of an ants nest being stirred up and instructed that we must be on watch.  At what would have to be the very nearly the same time, I picked up my purse from the chair next to me in the ER waiting room and something moving caught my attention.  It was a little red ant. I smashed it.  Then a few moments later, my husband said, “What’s this?” pointing to another red ant on my purse.  He smashed it.

Now, let me divert for a moment with the “ants” in mind.  In Joseph Prince’s book, he speaks of the scripture from Revelation 3:16, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”  He states that hot and cold is not referring to our passion for Jesus because if it were, why would we want to be cold? Why would that be acceptable?  And if we were hot, that would indicate that we must read enough, pray enough, “do” enough to be hot.  No, he says that  HOT=grace and COLD=the law and that LUKE WARM=mixture of both.  Jesus would rather we be completely under grace or completely under the law because at the least, the law would reveal our sin and we would know that we are in need of the salvation that can only come through Jesus alone.  Being lukewarm would indicate that we are both under grace and the law and those together, will cancel one another out.  Making them both ineffective and unproductive in the life of a believer.

I hope that makes sense.  I didn’t write that as eloquently as he but I don’t have the book in front of me to take a quote word for word.

Now, in the car on the way home from church last night, my little girl Emily told me this and I know it was the Lord speaking.  (Keep in mind that before church, there were ants in the kitchen sink that we dealt with.)

 She said, “Mommy, that’s something else I learned in camp. That you can’t drown an ant in cold water. It doesn’t really die, it just gets paralyzed because they can breath through their skin. And when you take it out of the water, if you cover it in salt, it will get revived and move around again. That’s why when those ants were in the sink today…I really wanted to put cold water on them to see if they would pretend to drown and then try the salt.  But you said to turn on the hot water on and kill them. So I did.” 

Wham! God opened my eyes!

Here’s what I see…these ants (demons or oppressive spirits) that have been stirred up…in the past I have tried to kill them with cold waters (of the law)  and they have only been paralyzed because they breath through the skin. Their life is in the “flesh” and when the cold waters (of the Word or the law) washed over them and my flesh was put under submission to the law, they would be still or be “paralyzed” and become inactive.  They had been stopped temporarily.  Then I would just begin going about my business and these “ants” that had looked dead and were just left among the salt (we are the salt of the earth), they would eventually get stirred up again.    I have wanted to kill them with the cold waters of the law and by trying to “do” and “say” and “be” right but it’s only in turning on the hot water of grace, that they will be truly exterminated.  

You know, my husband often gets after me because I can be taking a shower and when I am finished, I leave the water running for him so that he can get his shower.  He has often stepped in and gasped because the water is so “hot”.  Father says there’s a reason for that!  

I say, shower me Lord! Shower all of us!  Let the river flow hot in our lives, in the church and into this world!  I say, no more hot flashes! Let there be a flash flood of hot!  Rivers boiling with grace!  

 

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in Fear, grace, Kingdom Living, Prayer, Prophecy

 

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WATCHMEN

I know it’s a bit unusual but I want to post a bit of prophecy that has been coming forth recently.

Last night we had the sincere honor of having Pastor James Jacob and his wife with us at the World Lighthouse! 

Not only did they bear great witness to the goodness of God, who still performs miracles, signs and wonders today but they also brought great confirmation to a word that the Lord has been speaking very strongly to my spirit and I know to many others as we have interceded and prayed together. 

WATCHMEN! That is the word. There are times when I feel as though my heart is literally beating it! WATCHMAN, WATCHMAN, WATCHMAN…beat beat…beat beat… 

Can’t you just hear it?

Here are some words of prophecy I chronicled concerning the “watch” that have come in recent weeks.  These are not all inclusive and probably not word for word, as the glory and the presence of God has been so strong at times that I just simply get lost. 

“I keep hearing the words Benjamin.  Benjamin, Benjamin.  And I see Big Ben but I can’t make out the time.  It’s not set to New York time!” 

“Oh yes, Benjamin, rise up early!  The time has come to rise up early. For my church has been sleeping past the hour.  My church has not been rising early. But I say to you, you shall rise early.  The alarm is sounding now and it is time for the devourers to again rise early and take the prey. “

“The Shepherd has set his watch now…”  (And there was much said here about the love of the Shepherd for His sheep but I was lying down in the green pastures of it all and just drinking Him in!  The gentleman who gave this word of prophesy was drenched in the presence of God and it was just spirit to spirit.)

“Eastern Standard Time! It is time to raise the standard.  Yes, from the rising of the sun until the going down of the same, the name of the Lord is to be set as the standard!” 

The bible belt, I am about to set the belt to My timing! Yes, My timing belt has been off but I am setting it now.  The teeth shall engage once again.  Sharp threshing teeth, in time with one another.”   

“Set your time to military time.  In sync with the sound of the marching.  Set your clock in sync with the marching and the moving forward.” 

It was at this time that Claudia shared about the “poor man’s watch” and that we have all been given a watch.  

And then…  

Isaiah 21:5-8, “Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.  For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.  And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:  And [the watchman} cried like a A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:”

 Something that James Jacob said (and the mouth of the Lord has indeed spoken it):

WATCHMEN OF THE NATION!

 

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2009 in Kingdom Living, Prayer, Prophecy

 

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Michael Jackson, Prophetic?

Michael Jackson…is he prophetic?  May seem like a silly question to ask but I woke up this morning with this song going round and round in my head and for absolutely no reason other than it has to be the Lord.    I wouldn’t presume to know what Michael Jackson’s spiritual callings and giftings were…nor would I pretend to know what particular office he would have carried if any but I will say this…the Lord anointed him to sing and this song  in particular holds spiritual implication…for metoday

Holy Spirit, we know comes like the wind.  (Acts 2:2 & John 3:8)  And in this song, “the wind” was blowing his mind.   

And because of that wind, he could see a different kind of wind as well.  Hmmm…. 

Not to mention the mirror…love it Lord!  Thanks for singing to me!  I want to behold my face in the mirror and not forget what manner of woman I am.  I am asking her to make a change.  Lord, I want to look at myself in Your mirror…more, more, more!  Let your Wind blow my mind! Can your message  be any clearer? That’s why I am starting with me!

 

Man In The Mirror lyrics  

(in part)

Ooh ooh ooh aah
Gotta make a change
For once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I turned up the collar on
A favorite winter coat
This wind is blowin’ my mind
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer’s disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man’s soul
They follow each other
On the wind ya’ know
‘Cause they got nowhere to go
That’s why I want you to know

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change, yey
Na na na, na na na, na na na na oh ho

I’ve been a victim of
A selfish kinda love
It’s time that I realize
There are some with no home
Not a nickel to loan
Could it be really pretending that they’re not alone

A willow deeply scarred
Somebody’s broken heart
And a washed out dream
(Washed out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind ya’ see
‘Cause they got no place to be
That’s why I’m starting with me

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

 

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