The Lord does not allow me to sell or make money from any of these paintings but I am available to speak, teach and minister with the paintings. Feel free to make copies for yourself here for free over the internet. Please keep the title and testimony with the painting as all are given via the Holy Spirit!
If you would like me to bring the paintings to your group, please contact me via email. Thank you and may God Bless you in the name of Jesus Christ!!
Before this war began the Lord had been speaking to me again
from the book of Nehemiah 12:40 about the two choirs. IT is for
NOW! Some of you may remember me speaking months ago about
the need to press in for intimacy with a tool to this end being a
studying and a picking up of the restored order of praise...(the poets,
the psalmists, the prophets, the choirs) which seems to have been
lost so many times in our past as spoken about in the bible.
Remember the ark and David's deep digging into God's word for
directions of bringing it into Jerusalem. In 1 Chronicles 24 the division of the priests (and much much more...please read) is spoken about and again in Nehemiah 12 at the dedication of the new wall the
divisions for praise are spoken about again.
Now you may be wondering WHY now in the midst of this bombing
attack would anyone be speaking of such things as order of praise and
directions about worship. WE ARE FIGHTING A WAR IN THE SPIRIT!!!!
These are spiritual WEAPONS....If you must think of this as a big
spiritual Bazooka (Webster’s 2 a weapon of metal tubing, for aiming and
launching electrically fired, ARMOR -PIERCING rockets!) then so be it..... BUT MOST of all just use this knowledge in warfare!!
Many are coming together in prayer---PRAISE THE LORD----but
remember to PRAISE (we do mourn with those who mourn and put
our hands to the plow to help but we must remember the POWER of
our JESUS!) HE was not caught unaware and always -STILL- is
WORTHY of our Praise!!!! There is protection and peace in the
shadow of HIS wings.
Back to our arsenal....In the coming days...a time when the church
will be called on so greatly for healing as the hospitals will be
overwhelmed and under equipped and the Lord will be the only hope.....
we must be prepared to PRAISE....Prophetic psalmists who have not
been called forward YET will be INSTRUMENTAL in the healing days
as this set up of praise will be a part of the great healings to come. In the past in David's day, in the time again after the captivity in
Nehemiah’s the order and POWER of the ordained praise design was
rediscovered again and again as the weapon of power it is. Just as
healing/prayer teams are appointed and a praise team is in place even
already in the church so MORE is to come. There must come a great
understanding of the importance of the continuing praise during the
healing and from two choirs bouncing off and intertwining together in
GLORY to our KING JESUS! This is a type of protection via direction
from God . WHO IS IT WE ARE PRAISING.... BUT THE HEALER
HIMSELF!!!!!.....INSTEAD of those curious on-lookers who watch from
the back of the audience as many are slain in the spirit and healed by
the power of God ....We must have a prepared army of PRAISERS....
who WILL NOT TAKE THEIR EYES OFF THE LORD...in the midst
(and perhaps at the rear) of these great miracles. They will be the
unknown army of powerful- praisers....only the Lord himself will reveal
the power of the praise to us when we are in HIS presence in the
coming days....for the healings.
This is still an unfolding thing the Lord is speaking to me (over two
years now) and I will share as more gets poured out for us to
understand. There is incredible untapped, unknown as of yet ....
...There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid the beggar named Lazarus covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, FATHER ABRAHAM, HAVE PITY ON ME and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire!
But Abraham replied, SON, remember that in your lifetime you received good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. AND BESIDES THIS, between us and you A GREAT CHASM HAS BEEN FIXED, so that those who WANT to go to YOU cannot, nor can anyone CROSS OVER from there to us.
He answered, "THEN I BEG YOU, FATHER, SEND LAZARUS TO MY FATHER'S HOUSE .......................................FOR I HAVE FIVE BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let him WARN them, so that they will not also come to this place of
Abraham replied, "They have Moses and the Prophets: let them listen to them."
NO FATHER ABRAHAM, he said "but IF SOMEONE GOES BACK FROM THE DEAD, THEY WILL REPENT."
"He said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead. (and we know of course Jesus Christ did return from the dead and lives NOW to intercede for you!)
.......Does your heart break for this rich man as mine does? These are actual WORDS of Jesus Christ and one of the most detailed descriptions of the agony and SEPERATION from God that a feeling and understanding person FEELS and UNDERSTANDS in Hell.
This passage keeps flooding my brain and I believe ..yes Many of those that died are now like poor Lazarus in comfort with the Father......BUT MY HEART IS PIERCED with the pain of the man crying out for the five brothers....to spare them his agony...that WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE GO AND TELL THEM...WARN THEM.....HELP THEM......SAVE THEM.
I believe there are dead thousands in the aftermath of these bombings who are now crying out to our Lord Jesus for someone to go to save their wife, to save their father, to save their husband, to save their mother, to save their children, to save their best friend....to help all those left here ...trying to figure all of these things out and why their loved one is gone and what do they do now.
We need to pray for the salvation of all unsaved family members and friends of those who have died because I believe the Lord is saying.....this is the cry of the victims themselves.
This is not some nice little story Jesus was telling us.... but the truth and reality of Hell and we need to pray now and GO now to these and obey Him in bringing mercy and comfort and hope to them now...because we know there is no eternal hope without Jesus Christ. Be led by the Holy Spirit- the Ruach Ha Kodesh--as you go about the work of our Mighty King Jesus----HE IS LORD OVER ALL THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH!!!!!
Why is it we always think we'd do it right? Many times what we hear or read about -even in the bible is the consequences of some action. We are brought this news or teaching as a lesson and yet we often all (including me) think... well I'd have done it differently or... I would've known better. Of course this is pure arrogance and pride on our parts and complete ignorance and foolishness. Like children learning the dangers in their surroundings - we explore and experiment – sometimes sneaking off to stick a fork in an electric outlet - with the result being a shocked, blackened and very strange smelling little hand! The good way... would be if we would just trust and listen to guidance given to us to protect us and keep us from harm & heartbreak. What joy and thanksgiving we have all experienced the times we actually heeded that guidance and later saw ourselves spared complete disaster because of placing our trust in that guidance.
Book of Jonah Chapter 1 verse 1....The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."
But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord and headed for Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to Flee from the Lord.
Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own "god". And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.
But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. The captain went to him and said, "How can you sleep? Get up and call on your God! Maybe he will take notice of us, and we will not perish!"......
We all know the history of Jonah and the provision of the large fish sent to swallow and protect Jonah so he could eventually go and preach to Nineveh. (God's mercy poured out for Jonah & for Nineveh!)
...Jonah 3: 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city- a visit required three days. On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned." The Ninevites BELIEVED GOD! They declared a fast, and ALL of them, from the greatest to the LEAST, put on sackcloth.
Now this whole book is a precious gift from God because we see so many hearts broken in repentance...we see our hearts broken in realization of our "own" heart's mess. There are SO MANY lessons in this book and perhaps this is a good time to meditate on all the lessons the Holy Spirit would reveal to you in this time ...BUT what I am speaking of today is JONAH"S HEART...we know he didn't run from
God because he had a fear of man. He ran from God because he hated all those sinners in Nineveh and he felt it was time they got what they deserved. He KNEW the mercy of God....Wouldn't you love to know all the ways God had shown His mercy to Jonah? We don't know the details of them but we certainly know that He did show mercy to Jonah ...long before the whale....because it was such a DEEP
understanding ...a knowing of the mercy of God that had caused Jonah to run. He wanted the Ninevites destroyed!.... But the Ninevites believed God! The king gave a decree that even their beasts were to be covered in sackcloth and repent!!! Jonah 3:10....When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, HE had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had
Intercessors....our Lord is so compassionate He DESIRES to hear the same thing in his children...Compassion crying out in protection for one another!
Back to Jonah....Jonah 4: 1 ....But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. He prayed to the Lord, Is this Not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a GRACIOUS and COMPASSIONATE God, slow to anger and ABOUNDING in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Then with a huge spirit of self-pity on him, Jonah begs God
to kill him and get it over with because he is just so discouraged by it all......the Lord said....Have you any right to be angry?
.....So he runs again to the east of the city and builds HIMSELF a shelter, sits in its shade and waits to see what would happen to the city. THEN THE LORD PROVIDED A VINE and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head TO EASE HIS DISCOMFORT ...and Jonah was very happy about the vine. Now we know the rest of the story....(but go back and read the whole thing anyway!) about how God
then provided a worm to chew through the vine and Jonah burns up in the sun and thinks he has a right to be angry about the vine...... after Jonah's petulant response GOD tells him, "You have been Concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it GROW. It sprang up overnight and died overnight, But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well.....
When we hear those words we are pierced always - no matter what day it is- as Jonah was ...because in an instant we see the goodness and the compassion of God and the long -suffering with ALL OF US .....as God waits for a change in us....He is so patient with us...
WE MUST NOT BE BITTER (in any way to anyone)....BUT MERCIFUL AS GOD IS MERCIFUL!!!!!!!!
.....But I would ask you again to look at Jonah. We just want to hate that fool Jonah!!! But many of you have felt like Jonah & like an the eagle circling above.... you have watched the unsuspecting caribou getting ready to cross over the ridge into a ready, waiting, hungry pack of wolves. But it is wrong to start cursing the caribou. It is also wrong to curse each other (those eagles wanting to curse the
caribou!) for we are called to bless and not curse. Many look at Jonah and feel superior.... but that is because we know the history and the lessons of mercy and compassion that are being taught....but I would ask you to consider Jonah again....Who was with Jonah when he ran from God? Who was with Jonah when he complained to God? Who was with Jonah as he sat in his shelter? Who was with Jonah when he was rebuked by the Lord after the vine died? ..... Who shared the
truth of his mistakes with YOU so you would not make the same ones....It was Jonah & God together through all of this and it is Jonah who mournfully tells you of this heart rending episode in his own life. I have heard the great theologians say things about Jonah being a minor prophet and never being heard from again because of his sin .....but I would submit to you that Jonah was used mightily by God in his honesty in admitting the sin of his heart (to you the reader) and this
repentance is STILL producing a fruit of righteousness today as his warning is heeded!!!
SO......Let us go forth with a garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness and bless and build up each other....Eph 4:29...Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to THEIR needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ....God forgave YOU!
May our Lord Jesus Christ Bless you as Mighty Evangelists and
I have been praying and studying and dreaming and thinking and
trying to find truth in the events... in the church and in the world since the events of September 11.
Some of you are deep theologians who know the word of God and
have been active in this computer media for years and years and
years. I go to your websites and read your words and know the contact
and relationship you have had one with another over these years and I
feel like a child but I am not a child. I have been in the wilderness with my Lord. I have been a Christian since I was 22 years old, over twenty three years ago now.
I have walked through black valleys with my Jesus, valleys where I
wanted to take my own life, valleys when I was estranged and judged
by my family regarding my now adult son, valleys where my husband
had to work in another country while I raised our children alone
thousands of miles from family and many worse valleys the Lord would
have me keep between the two of us...I survived and am here today
because He Never Left Me Or abandoned me alone in the valleys.
I came to have foundations formed in my heart that are solid gold
now and cannot be destroyed. God is good and merciful. His mercy
endureth forever!!! His ways are higher than my ways- He's got a better
plan! I know these things-.....that I love Jesus Christ, that I am to speak or share when He says to and that I dance or shout or blow the shofar when He says do it. I know I am to encourage and build up, not to tear down, but to quote one of my pastors...Terri, one man's building up is another man's tearing down! The truth is the thing that sets men free and Jesus said I AM the TRUTH!!!! John 14:6 In 2 Tim 2:14 ...We find we are to be workmen who correctly handle the word of truth.
In all of these things I keep coming back to Israel and the Jewish
people and the nightmares they have survived and overcome. I look at
the country of Israel, a miracle in itself. I look at the Shoah or Holocaust. I think of Corrie and Betsy TenBoom who because of hiding and saving Jewish lives... were sent to Ravensbruck where they continued doing the work the Lord had sent them to do. Betsy died there and Corrie went on to tell the world that there is no pit so deep that Jesus Christ is not deeper still. I think of the conclusion many in the world and the church have made regarding the Holocaust and the Jewish people- that it was judgment. The Jewish people are the apple of God's eye- MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!!!! I remember in the Hiding Place, the book and movie telling of Corrie and Betsy's life. In it there is a part in Ravensbruck when a famous pianist holds up her precious broken hands which would never play the violin again and says
"Did your God do this?" The nazi's had broken her hands. It is a heart-breaking question, one that brings tears to Betsy and Corrie's eyes. Many
Jewish people struggle today or cannot believe in a God who would allow the Holocaust to have occurred. Betsy prayerfully tells her no... and goes on to tell her many times we don't understand our situation but we just go on in obedience and someday maybe we wil understand. There is SO much we don't understand isn't there?
Corrie is then the one the Lord sends to bring healing worldwide to those
who've survived the Holocaust for the rest of her life... and if you
haven't read her testimony maybe you should find that book because
there are deep truths in it for today. For those of you who are Jewish
and still struggling with these issues I'd recommend Derek Prince's "Three Messages For Israel." All of Derek's books are precious gifts from God. This man was in Jerusalem in 1948, during the birth war and he has much to teach and a great love for Israel. The book, The Last Word On the Middle East, is priceless teaching for today.
Look at the miracle of the country of Israel itself. Birthed and then
attacked the moment she is out of the womb, yet still surviving today.
(In 1948 the surrounding countries proclaimed they would destroy her
and drive her into the sea!) She only comes into existence in 1948 out
of the grace of God who brought the circumstances of the Holocaust
to the worlds feet and said "NOW, DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS -
YOU LOOKED THE OTHER WAY! NOW GIVE THEM A HOME! The
deciding tie-breaker vote is cast by our own U.S. president, thus the
United States blesses Israel even in birth!
(Yes this good did come out of the Holocaust -the State of Israel is
It fulfilled prophecy that many of those in the church said would never
happen. They had written all their little biblical commentaries
(replacement theology) that said God is done with Israel. These
replacement theologians still exist- replacing the word Israel in the bible with "the church" It is a LIE!!!!!! Romans 11:25-29 " I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening IN PART until the FULL NUMBER OF THE GENTILES HAS COME IN. And so all Israel WILL BE SAVED, as it is written:
The deliverer will come from Zion;
He will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."
Isaiah 59:20,21 27:9; Jeremiah 31:33-36
As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies on your account; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on the account of the patriarchs, for God's gifts and HIS CALL are IRREVOCABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Read all of it chapter 11).
Today I have been reading from 1Kings and looking at the circumstances in New York, and looking at the whip lashing that has occurred in the church- brother against brother- as messengers of Jesus Christ are spiritually whipped -humiliated for sharing what the Lord has shown them- that they have been commanded to share by the Lord God Almighty ---SO THAT WE CAN PRAY AND PERHAPS THESE THINGS WILL NOT COME TO PASS!!! Then at others pulling into isolation in fear at what is happening, fighting all alone against the enemy ---The enemy has been sowing disunity among the brethren and using the brethren as the tools! OUR Lord Jesus would command us to "LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND BIND UP EACH OTHERS
In 1 Kings 1,... I have been studying about old, dying King David and how his main problem at the moment his crisis occurs is that he can't stay warm anymore so he needs a young wife to keep him warm!!!! Into this history lesson comes an aggressive evil son of David's, named Adonijah who says dad is old, helpless and weak and self-absorbed- Now's the time to strike!!! So he does, proclaiming himself King and preparing to kill Solomon and the priest Zadok and all those faithful to King David after his father's impending death..... BUT GOD, uses this situation to speak to the prophet Nathan, who goes to Bathsheba, who implores David to put Solomon on the throne. He
does. Please go read it ...it's great teaching)
If this terrible situation had not occurred the complacency in the situation may have continued to such a point that King David could have passed away in his sleep, leaving a disintegrating kingdom that undoubtedly would have fallen apart under Adonijah!!!! The whole Davidic line through King David could have been lost! And remember Jesus Christ came through the line of King David!
I hardly understand anything and the more I learn the more I know - I hardly know anything!!! One thing I know ...PRAISE and prayer to Jesus Christ are the answers. We need faith to stand, faith to know God is good and He has a plan!!! In the days following the bombing the Lord gave me the word on The Two Choirs, posted on Rivermail and on my Love Letters mailing list -Perhaps it seemed untimely then in our grief, but it is the tool for the future. We must LOVE. We must bring God's love and compassion to a world that for the most part has not seen it. We must be the ones to explain that our God is Love- BUT we must also have the courage to SOUND THE ALARM AND TO BLOW THE SHOFAR if our Lord Jesus should say to do so....for HOW ELSE WILL THE PEOPLE KNOW TO PRAY AND TURN FROM
THEIR WICKED WAYS?......
I only know only this ...God is good. He will bring good out of all of
these things. May you be blessed with-- Boldness and Courage to go
in the name of Jesus Christ!!! ----Terri Derocher
Evangelists, Avoid Godless Chatter!
September 24, 2001 - Monday
I am hearing from the wounded and this is what the Lord is speaking to me with....May you be encouraged by this word from the book of 2 Timothy 2: 14-. May God cover and protect you in the shadow of His wings!!!!
In the Love of Jesus Christ- Terri Derocher
What is the truth?
2 Tim 2: 14...Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words: it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread like gangrene.
verse 19......God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are HIS, and, Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
Flee from the desires of youth, and pursue - CHASE- righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Don't have ANYTHING to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
verse 3:1- But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God- having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them....
verse 4:2- Preach THE WORD! be PREPARED in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and ENCOURAGE with great PATIENCE and CAREFUL instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.....BUT YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD IN ALL SITUATIONS, ENDURE HARDSHIP, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, DISCHARGE THE DUTIES OF YOUR MINISTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
May God Bless you and your family in the name of Jesus Christ!
Remember... Love is not for sale! Paintings given for YOU through the Holy Spirit to restore and encourage YOU!
This weekend I went to my first Native American Pow-Wow. It was a
beautiful, regal affair and from the youngest in Native attire, carried in the dance itself, to the oldest white haired patriarchs, all carried a dignity and royalty hidden in the midst of our society, like a rare jewel one uncovers in the dust.
I came home exhausted and so sad even though it had all been so
beautiful. I had felt the Holy Spirit fall on me at the beginning of this event, as I had at times past in places and circumstances I would never expect. I truly needed to process (and still am) what happened and what our Lord Jesus was saying to me in the midst of all these events. I fell in love with these people and felt the heartbreaks for their children and the cultural concerns for this generation.
God makes us fall in love. Have you noticed this fact? If any of you
have been following any thing the Lord has allowed me to release in
this last year or you have visited my website, you will know my heart is passionately Jewish and I process everything coming in.... first of all... is it in scripture, then how does it relate to Israel and Jerusalem? ....and what is the Lord trying to say to me (us) through it?
I came home desperately depressed from this event and remember
similar feelings while studying the Torah with a conservative reform
Rabbi who had invited me to study with him back in New England.
Many nights I would come home after class and lay on the rug and cry-
inconsolable - as I realized the doctrine and lack of deep-digging
prevalent in most of the class. I cried because I loved them (the Rabbi & the class) and unless God draws them to Himself through Messiah Jesus they are lost. This Rabbi had a wealth of knowledge to share. Most of the class wasn't even hungry and there were big heart breaking walls that to me looked insurmountable with both the Rabbi and my classmates. The Lord, that night on that floor, gave me the scripture...John 10: 2-5 "....The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of HIS sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls "His" own sheep by NAME AND LEADS THEM OUT. When he has brought out all His own, he goes on ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they KNOW HIS VOICE. But they will NEVER follow a STRANGER; in fact, they will RUN AWAY from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
I was very familiar with this scripture before this night but the Lord said a new thing to me with it then. He is the only way, John 14:6...I knew that...but He spoke to me then of relationship and trust ....We cannot even hope to be heard without trust and relationship...in fact...the sheep will RUN when they hear you if you are unfamiliar to them!!!! The thing about falling in love with a people or nation (and remember it is God who causes it to happen as He changes our hearts) is that it is the beginning of a relationship...just like dating...it takes time and patience and COURAGE to get to know someone else. It takes VULNERABILITY!!!
If you have a deep love for the Muslim people then today in the USA
you need courage as you perhaps step in .....to help someone go
shopping....to just be there in protection. If YOU have such great fear
to go into public with a woman in Muslim head dress imagine how SHE
must feel when going alone? If you cannot be here and now (remember
we come to the Lord...just as I am) a friend....then how can you ever
hope to bring the hope of salvation through Jesus Christ tomorrow?
I love Shabbat celebrated with challah and kippa. My youngest son,
who is nine is suddenly more proficient in Hebrew than I am. (Not so
hard as I am a baby - about kindergarten level!) BUT it is important to
me that my sons learn these things as the Lord has spoken to me
much about this subject regarding them. In the same way I can look
and cherish the need and desire and importance of passing along the
cultural heritage and beauty of the Native American Culture, the Arabic
culture, the Ugandan culture.
Now here is the important thing I am trying to bring across....In our zeal to help....we cannot because of niceties.... forget about the blood of Jesus Christ and the ONLY WAY to heaven!!!!!!!
I believe the prophecies spoken about revival breaking out among
the Native American tribes and SWEEPING across America ARE TRUE! When that same passion, that same fearless dance, that same heart-wrenching voice is not just directed to some higher power, but to Jesus Christ... FIRE will fall! When the shame is broken off of worshipping the white man's God THEN FIRE will consume the plains from Canada to Mexico....They have been prepared in a fire you and I could not stand....AND YES WE NEED TO REPENT HISTORICALLY for our place in the slaughter (shoah-holocaust) of these original American people. Their blood cries out from the land!!!
We don't place people in a toaster and say Presto! Change! --now you are a Christian...and we all come out toasted to the same dull shade of color!!!! Our Lord God Almighty, Adonai, El Shaddai, Yahweh the Ruach Ha Kodesh (the Holy Spirit) Yeshua Ha Mashiach----Jesus the Messiah---- is an artist who created millions of beautiful tropical fish and glorious flowers, some hidden under bushes where no eye but His ....enjoys their beauty. He is a God of glorious diversity. We are a bride of GLORIOUS diversity and not until we come to heaven will we be able to comprehend what that really means. To hear the Chinese sing praise to our Lord Jesus... for me I believe it will be
spectacular and shocking!!!!
We can remain unique whether we are Jewish or Arabic or Native American or Polynesian or Cuban or Swedish- our blood is our blood and ....still accept that Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary for us and Now lives!
My Pastor yesterday summoned up what my heart is feeling (and with it I found release!) with the word SUPPLICATION!!!! We must cry out, ----beg God ----to intervene with and for these we love. We have no hope but Him. If we go about trying to make everyone happy here for now (by not sharing the gospel we know to be the truth!)....it will be an eternal - heartbreaking mistake. We must cry out for more time, for more wisdom to go... to help... to bring the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to all these the Lord has caused us to love.
It is like a loved one ....dying of cancer.... to spare them pain and confrontation in this world you keep your mouth shut only to be faced
with their despair and heartbreak at the judgment seat of Christ....at
your not having spoken the truth and hope and help to them in this
world! You have a precious gift to share with them...better than any
healing for a terminal disease in this world....because it is forever!!!!
We are in a new level...no longer in elementary teachings we MUST EMBRACE our destinies in Christ--even if at times it feels we are being pierced alive...finish it Lord in us.....for dead flesh feels no pain!!!!!!
THE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THEY ARE CRYING OUT
FOR THEM!!!! Make supplication for them to Our God in the name of Jesus Christ!!!! --May God Bless you with courage and boldness as you go into the dark in HIS name!!!!
P.S.-- We send people to hell with our niceties-----GO------!
I woke up this morning with a dream that was precious...and I believe it was a dream from the Lord.
In the dream we were singing, a group of about fifty individuals. We were singing to the Lord and we were in perfect unity... in Spirit and in pitch. This dream was so real that you would believe in every way that it was really occurring. I awoke wanting to remain where I was.
In the dream we were standing somewhere (don't know where) building and growing more and more intimate in our praise to Jesus Christ and also there was pure pleasure in the praise...it went on and on and there seemed nothing else to do (or more to the point...no desire to do anything else). The Lord was there and we knew it but I didn't see Him....He was receiving but somehow also very much in charge. Suddenly we reached this one note together in perfect unity and pitch and all of us - ALL FIFTY- were slain in the spirit at the same moment without a hand touching anyone ...it was the LORD and ... some barrier must have been broken...I only know it happened because of the unity!!!
This was so real as to be really real and felt just as surprising and unexpected as when the Lord does such a thing in our waking hours--with no anticipation of it before it happens....exactly like being overcome by the power of the HOLY Spirit. We (the fifty) proceeded to work and build on something together....this part was lost in waking but the rest remains crystal clear. Because it was cause and effect........ Because of reaching this perfect note together we were blessed with His presence.
I shared this dream with my mother this morning and she said maybe it really did occur and then as we were later praying about a different matter she read the scripture 1 Cor 1:10 and I realized I was to share the dream....I appeal to you brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another ...SO THAT THERE MAY BE NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU and that you may be PERFECTLY united in MIND and THOUGHT!!!
As we are the bride of Christ I think of a marriage and am reminded of the wounds that happen in marriages...when words are spoken and gashes opened up and salt poured into these wounds. They are horrible wounds, these wounds that occur from a friend because such is the spouse in a marriage...a friend that knows us better than anyone else and if they said it then we are hopeless and our trust is broken.
These are the wounds that occur in the church...from those we love the most...who have our permission to get close to us...these are the wounds that cut deepest... from our own family....the other members of the bride...those we trust the most....Then offense and bitterness is picked up and then defense...I am right...I have been injured....The wounds grow deeper and deeper without attention given to healing...without the noticing of the open wound on our sister and brothers forehead.....I BEG YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST to GO to
your wounded brother or sister and show them your wounds ...show them your weakened state...expose your vulnerable self....speak of your true love for them...those who have wounded you...be courageous...speak of your weakness....FORGIVE AS HE FORGAVE YOU!!!! This is for the body of Christ in these days.
In the dream.....This perfect unity is GLORIOUS and it is to be pursued!!! I am not speaking of something that covers over the truth or pacifies the others false beliefs for the sake of unity. We know we are to be watchful of this in these days....I am speaking about the perfect unity in our Lord Jesus Christ... who is the way... the truth and the Life...and HE SAID...."no one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
I believe we are to be encouraged and exhorted through this dream.
We must pursue unity...because when it is reached ...there we will
God Bless You in the Name of Jesus Christ---Terri Derocher
I want to share with you a testimony of this week and the miracles I have seen and what I am understanding is our current need here in America and really all over the planet.
Many of you are aware of the healing rooms springing up all over the world. I hope I can explain to you to what a great extent I feel the Lord is going to use these healing rooms in the coming days.
I went through training in September to work in one of these international healing rooms. I finished my training the day before the disaster occurred in New York but didn't begin my actual on the job training until this week. The anointing and worship and praise in this particular healing room ministry is so strong.
I have been a part of prayer teams before our move from New Hampshire as the little Baptist Church back in Claremont, New Hampshire had a team of 18 that were praying and were believing for revival. This team (hope they are still going strong) was believing for healing and salvations and were available in just about any way our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to use them. I hope that this is a part of every body of believers- that they are prepared and have teams to heal when the Lord says heal in these coming days.
What I have been a part of this week has been like the book of Acts,
as yesterday alone, I was part of a team that saw 10 demonic
deliverances!! The first deliverance was a little seven year old boy who when the demon(s) left him and he collapsed had drops of sweat break out on his face, moaned and an extremely foul odor was present. This little child went out a new boy who smiled and calmly, shyly thanked everyone.
In the rest of the deliverances without going into it in depth, there were moans, sighs, and shouts. I saw lips clamp shut when the demon was commanded in the name of Jesus Christ to leave; I saw relief after terror when the demon was gone. I saw business people from different walks of life come in on the lunch hour even college professors coming for deliverance. I saw the mercy of Jesus Christ as
he set the captives free.
In the particular ministry and city I am in, the healing team is well over a hundred people and from over thirty different churches--- and is a work of unity in Jesus Christ and doctors and nurses are recommending to people to visit the healing rooms!!
When a person comes in they are given a form much like a doctor's office form which states the reason for the visit. Of course it is all free!!! On this form the first questions we look at are the born again box!!! Salvation in Jesus Christ is the first concern addressed as HE is the healer. People were waiting for hours from opening until 2 hrs after closing to be ministered to. I saw a baptism in the Holy Spirit and I saw such joy and restoration and encouragement poured forth to wounded, hurting, children of God.
In between each person being ministered to there is a time for the team members to have intimate time of prayer and praise to our Lord Jesus and we as ministered constantly, we were in the over flow of the anointing. Some of the times were perhaps difficult and tiring ---but when the restored individual walked out the door--Jesus restored and strengthened us for the next person.
My point in sharing all of this isn't as much as a testimony--- (but it IS because Jesus Christ is awesomely powerful!) The point is to exhort and encourage others to become aware of the need for the healing power of Jesus Christ in these days. I only worked two days this week but both days we dealt with people who are dealing with anthrax fear. The point I was reminded of is that in the coming days WE don't know what it is -that IS- coming BUT JESUS DOES!!!
I BELIEVE WE NEED TO ASK FOR MORE FAITH!!!!
When I came home, after dealing with household, family responsibilities, I'd sneak off to dig more into my bible because my hunger is increased to such a higher level and we have just seen the tip of the iceberg as to the faith and knowledge and discernment that the Lord is going to pour out in these coming days. We are no different than those in the past in the bible---Did you know that even Daniel in
Babylon didn't understand what was going on and how long he was going to be where he was and so in desperation and hunger he was reading the scroll of Jeremiah when he discovered that it had already been prophesied that Israel was to be there 70 yrs!!! He didn't know what was going on!!!! (Daniel chapter 9:2) That amazes me. He felt just as much the not-knowing and trepidation that we feel. We always seem to focus on the visions God gave him at that time but it is just so totally cool that Daniel was digging into the book (scroll) of Jeremiah to find out what was going on.
You know the bible isn't just some book full of stories to teach you. IT IS TRUTH!!!!!! The Holy Spirit is the breath of God. Do you know it? Just as Billy Graham has said many times regarding the passage in John (3:8) the Holy Spirit is like the wind and we can't see the wind where it is coming or where it is going. We see the trees bend and move and shake so we get hints but we can't actually see the wind and yet it is there. I saw this week that demons are breath also---a foul breath---- that cause endless heartache, disease and pain for those plagued by them. I saw them set free in the name of JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH. I SAW THEM TREMBLE WHEN THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST WAS PLED OVER THEM!!!!! This is not Africa we are talking about, but the United States of America. In the coming days you will see these things happening in Kansas and Minnesota, Kentucky and rural Arkansas even Nebraska and Idaho and Missouri and Tennessee. The Holy Sprit power in God's people is going to increase to such a level it will be happening everywhere!!!! No demon from hell will be able to stop it!!!!!!!!!!
The faceless, nameless bride of Christ is coming forth to do the work of HIM she cherishes. She will come forth in love and FAITH and unity and because of the glory of Jesus Christ she will be victorious!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU BODY OF CHRIST!!!!!!!!!
May God Bless YOU in the name of Jesus Christ with more FAITH in these
Dear Precious body of Christ....so much happens in our lives as we are apart from each other and yet do you realize we will someday be together always...praising our Lord Jesus together, forever?
What has been on my heart for the last couple of weeks are-- the homeless -out in the cold preparing for another winter, and the spiritually ---hopeless, these have also been on my heart- those who know the Lord as Savior but have had their joy and hope and anticipation snatched right out from under them in these past years.
Where I have been is on a Holy Spirit white water raft trip and I didn't even have to leave home but I have missed YOU and wanted to share with you a few things!!
What is it that the Lord has told you about yourself or your spouse or your children or your ministry for the future? Remember the joy that came forth in your spirit when that word was spoken. It was like gasoline on a smoldering, wet fire. The word of God spoken in season is like food to the starving man and like fresh rain falling after a drought. The dank, putrid old water is swirled and cleansed and purified and jostled and as the river rises the old gunk is swept away and everything is suddenly fresh. Even the little fish act differently after the rain---all of creation understands this new beginning. This is what the word of God does--it clarifies--it purifies---it cleanses---it restores and it gives new beginnings.
Today I saw a crippled young woman who could barely walk and even had to drag one of her legs behind her as she walked ----come to prayer---and I saw her healed completely in the name of Jesus Christ. She left stretching and rejoicing in her newly healed body and will get medical documentation tomorrow along with ---Lord willing--- a doctor’s release from all the medications she was taking----I saw the hopeless filled with strength and hope and wisdom for the battle they are in the midst of. I saw the faceless, nameless body of Christ used in healing
again and again. I have joyfully discovered there are more than 150 of these healing rooms across the United States (numerous more worldwide) and I really cannot (and should not!) contain my excitement for what God is doing through His unified bride. Over thirty churches are working together in this city and from what I hear it is just SUDDENLY happening everywhere---NOW!!!! What is our Lord Jesus doing? It is just so amazingly wonderful.
What I am hearing for the bride are the words REMEMBER, do you remember how much I LOVE you? He wants you to take those past words He has spoken to you out of the little places you keep them---like your hearts and bibles and even book cases and tape cases and rejoice in them again---remember the sweet love they were spoken in?
DO IT --TAKE THEM OUT--EXAMINE THEM! Remember the passion and fire and desire that came forth for Him at that time? YOU just KNEW you could run and not grow weary!!!! It is still true---even if it was 45 yrs ago when those words were spoken over your life you must believe that with God all things are STILL---FOREVER possible. This is the day ---this is the time---this is the dance----He is asking YOU for this dance.
These are the days when the homeless will become the home-blessed....they will come in off the streets in miraculous ways and become that 20 something army of the Lord. They have slept under bridges and seen the enemy face to face and so they recognize the majesty and authority of our KING of KINGS---Jesus Christ. They have lived in fear and will now walk in faith and fearless boldness for our
Jesus--What wonderful days we have been allowed to live in---I am so very thankful and full of awe and praise that the Lord would visit us in these days!!!!!
When we were children some of us, if we are old enough will remember carrying bags of marbles and oh what treasure they were to us as we poured them out and held each up to the light to examine it----but these days are better and richer and more glorious than that ---because we have been given jewels from God---these words and promises He has given us---take them out ---marvel at them---cherish
them and thank the Lord for the gift they are to us and for what He has done and is going to do in your life even today!!!
May God Bless You with an endless supply of faith in the name of
In these days and times this word came at a turning place for me. This is a message for me and for you. If you have been walking and moving out for the Lord for any length of time, you have undoubtedly encountered that after victory in the Lord the enemy many times comes in like a flood and TRYS to steal the victory back....but he has no foot hold!!! It is our Lord's business to defend you and me but
sometimes we run so quickly away (in fear) that like lemmings -we run (or get pushed) right off the cliff!!
Sometimes the huge battle comes before we even move out. The spirit of fear...will be sent by the enemy into our minds to prevent us from even moving out in the first place. We hear all sorts of ridiculous things (and they really are ridiculous!) about our situations our families and even our friends.
Sometimes the spirit of fear and intimidation can come in through a well-meaning friends warning -when the Lord's will and plan (which He has spoken again and again to you) leads in the exact opposite direction!
The thing is "WHO'S VOICE WILL YOU HEED?
(WEBSTERS-care, to, keeping, protection" to pay close attention to; take careful notice of)
I am just so excited today about what I have to share and may you
be set free as I have been.
Do you remember the passage in Jeremiah 26: 20-23 when we learn about Uriah son of Shemaiah? Uriah is another prophet in the time of Jeremiah. The Lord gave him the SAME message to shout from the mountain tops as He had given to the prophet Jeremiah---"Israelites...you’re going into captivity in Babylon and Jerusalem is going to be destroyed!" Now this passage to me has been a measurer of time and understanding in my walk with the Lord, as I look at the little messages I have written to myself in the margins of my bible and see how God
has, in small insights, changed me and given me understanding over these years. The first was written in 1991. I remember running to my Pastor at the time in Eastbrook, Maine and in desperation telling him.... look what happened to Uriah for obeying the Lord...my pastor consoled a very baby servant of the Most High and said yes Terri, but.... (And if you don't have your bible...in the passage after Uriah speaks what the Lord has given him to speak, he then hears that King Jehoiakim heard his words and now wants to kill him. Uriah then runs to Egypt. There he is struck down by the sword via orders of Jehoiakim.) I have written 1991...Uriah did what the Lord wanted and the people murdered him! Can't you just hear the fear and mistrust? then In 1997 I wrote...If God asks us to do some scary, dangerous
thing count yourself blessed that He would allow us to be part of any of His work. God is worth anything, anything!!! In 1998 I wrote but he (Uriah) was with God...to live is Christ... to die is gain. But it wasn't until yesterday that I really think I got it....Nov 2001....Uriah fled in fear. We are to stand in the face of fear-In the strength of the Lord...
Jeremiah under the same circumstances Uriah faced... stood in the authority God gave him. He landed in a dungeon (Jer 37) but was RESCUED vs 21. He was thrown into a cistern to die in the hot sun and baked mud at the bottom of it but was DELIVERED out of it! (Jer 38: 1-13) And when the fall of Jerusalem came Jeremiah didn't go into Babylon (vs 40:5) (as Daniel & Ezekiel for God's purposes --did)
but was allowed to live his remaining days on this earth as a free man...and was even given a gift and provision for the future.
What about our wonderful Daniel---who was carried off to Babylon as a teen???? He was most likely painfully castrated and we know he was renamed after Babylonian gods. But he stood in the glory and majesty and trust of the most high God and God blessed him and made him rise and stand (and even study) in the midst of chaos that affected the remnant of the Israelites even to this day... (Even the Hebrew language changed drastically during the Babylonian period as the knowledge of correct reading was lost and vowel markings had to be added below and above the scripture to explain how to pronounce the vowels.) Daniel was so scared he became sick....many, many times but he stood in the face of that fear and the Lord blessed him! And then there was David....who groaned and cried out in fear (1 Samuel 30: 1-19) when Ziklag was burned and all the families of his
men were kidnapped...then the men wanted to stone David. He was terrified....BUT HE TURNED TO GOD....and did not run. God RESTORED everything!!!
Has the enemy been lying to you???? He is a thief and a liar. (John 8:44) Don't listen to him!!!!!! Take back what he has stolen from you! It is not his property....you are a child of the King-our Lord Jesus Christ and you are the apple of His eye...Psalm 17:8...you are sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit. Eph 1:13!!
My precious little sister in Indonesia, Susie, who hears from the Lord, received this promise from Him regarding her situation and I felt it was for me also and now I think it is for YOU too. Truly the captives will be set free....After receiving this word she was able to dance and rejoice- even in this oppressed Muslim world she lives and ministers in.
May you be set free from this spirit of fear also... in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth....Here is this word...
.....Isaiah 51: 12- 16...."I, even I, am the one who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass, that you forget the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror everyday because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? The cowering prisoners will soon be set free; they will not die in their dungeon, nor will they lack bread. For I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that it's waves roar---the LORD ALMIGHTY IS HIS NAME. I have put MY WORDS in your mouth and covered you WITH THE SHADOW OF MY HAND----I set the heavens in place, and have laid the foundations of the earth, and I say to Zion, "You are my people!"
......in retrospect....How dare we fear when God says not to. How dare we speak things over our own futures when the Lord has spoken a different word which stands forever in his Holy Bible (1Cor.1:8)
I AM set FREE!!! John 8: 31-32 & 36...How dare we not trust Him to fulfill His own words!!!!!! In the past we have forgotten so quickly the power and might and
victories our Lord has given us. .... Lord let this be a new day!! ...Lord we ask, in the name of Jesus Christ, that we would be able to stand and break apart and even stomp on this spirit of fear that has plagued us and those we love!!!! Amen
May the Lord Bless you with Courage in the name of Jesus Christ!!!
P.S. There are SO MANY victories yet to come!!!
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001
The Holy Spirit Arsonist...
Yesterday while praying for a young woman (maybe in her early 20's) the Lord whispered to me she is a Holy Spirit arsonist! Now I had never heard this term before so I burst out laughing when He said it because I saw this young, passionate woman doing the exploits of the Lord... like a spy sent into foreign ground to do the work of the one who sent her. She was getting ready to go into a very dead church she prays for and prophetically pray and place some items (harmless in the natural- but powerful- fire starters in the Spirit) in obedience to the Lord's direction. She was going when no one would be there --just she and the Lord. She is a young, passionate member of the bride of Christ and she loves Jesus with her whole heart.
This time of intense flooding of Holy Spirit joy - (the Lord's reaction to her passion and boldness for Him)---was so strong I could barely stand in the presence of the Lord-- I was then pierced just as deeply and quickly with heartbreak because I saw the price and separation she is paying to be "All God's."
There is a price to be used as a "match" to start the Lord's fires. Are we willing to pay that price? Sometimes it is a life of loneliness (at least to the things and relationships of this world) and sometimes it is the ridicule of family and friends to do the "seemingly” crazy things the Lord is telling you to do. Sometimes it feels like standing in the face of hurricane force waves as you are betrayed one after another among those who have known you. Many times you start over and over and over again as you learn to walk and move the way the Lord would have
you to move. Sometimes it feels like being stuck in the mud in the hot wind and watching the vultures approaching!!!
BUT.....HAS ANYTHING....WILL ANYONE.....MOVE YOUR HEART AS PASSIONATELY AND DEEPLY AS JESUS CHRIST....?????
We feel such deep pity for those who don't know yet. They look on from the outside and cannot understand WHY anyone would want to pay such a price!!! Then the Lord pulls our hearts apart in tearful intercession for THEM all, even for our enemies that they would not experience permanent separation from HIM. He is COMPLETE FULFILLMENT....COMPLETE INTIMACY....COMPLETELY,
I had a dream last week that was a nightmare really ....it was about taking the gospel to all the world....starting with our circle of friends. I woke up crying because in the dream we were trying to make everyone happy...there was some promiscuous dressing and we said (so we didn't offend anyone) oh that's o.k just trying to be so cool and unreligious because of course we don't have a religious spirit- Then there was laughing along with filthy and bad jokes just because
somehow we confused having fun and making everyone feel comfortable with the truth. The truth was... in trying to make everyone "feel” comfortable we were sending them to HELL...We KNEW the TRUTH and yet we just sat there with this HUGE KNOWLEDGE of the REAL "REALITY" and kept it to ourselves waiting for the proper time...believing somehow our being so cool and fitting in was going to SOMEDAY give us a foundation to FINALLY speak about JESUS!!!!
LET ME TELL YOU ONE THING.............TODAY IS THE DAY TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH!!!! THERE Isn't TIME FOR ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH!!!!! No man knows the day or the hour and some WILL DIE TONIGHT (not just OLD PEOPLE you know!!!!) The Lord has the life of every child, every man and woman in HIS hand...some have many days on this earth...some have few!!!! So SHARE HIS LOVE!!!!
Sometimes I read stuff that I just know through the Holy Spirit that it's off ... either they are moving in anger... or they are trying (better word striving) to motivate people through fear. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE JESUS CHRIST? JESUS breaks your heart apart with LOVE for the LOST....HE SHOWS YOU THEM ALONE...DEFENSELESS...CONFUSED....without HIS loving protection. Sometimes the picture is like a little baby bird ...naked and without feathers in a really messed up nest....the kind full of old dead bugs and feces with no big bird around. You see them shivering and alone and so weak and helpless. How can we walk away and not HELP when WE KNOW THE ANSWER IS JESUS CHRIST!!!!
Let me go back to the girl who is a HOLY SPIRIT ARSONIST for the
Lord. She has chosen the right way---with every sacrifice-- she knows
real treasure. She will be one to take the filthy little bird abandoned in the nest and to clean it up and care for it and nourish it with food. Even going out into the bush to find food to feed it with when she herself is scared of the jungle!!! She sees the treasure and value in the little bird - which is much greater than any diamond (which is really just a silly chunk of rock)--and is willing to do the ridiculous thing---caring for a worthless little bird that can do NOTHING for her...because that is what Jesus would do....
May our Lord Jesus Christ Break our Hearts with what BREAKS His...
Dear Body of Christ: I thought I would just share the hope and
thanksgiving I am filled with this week.
Last week we were blessed to have my little sister and her husband come and stay with us for a few days. They are living, working and ministering in Indonesia and came to see us and to visit the healing rooms here also. They ended receiving more healing impartation to bring back home to Indonesia.
The day before my sister flew in I wrecked our family van on our very slick roads here after a snowstorm. I slid over 2000 ft and then crossed a highway at the bottom of the hill. I was in the wrong lane the whole slide down and then plummeted over a bank and was caught by trees with the nose of the van facing down at more than a 45 degree angle. Our son, Jimmy, was with me and I had to coax him to crawl out. The van has a very small dent and we lost the glass on one headlight. NO TRAFFIC was in the lane that I had slid in OR on the highway at the bottom of the hill and now I have NEW snow tires with studs! My old
tires were all-season. I can't tell you how much I feel the Lord's protection and I am just filled with thanksgiving and joy over so many areas in our lives. The enemy has tried over and over to come against the overwhelmingly wonderful miracles that our happening in our lives but I see the Lord defeat Him for us again and again!!!
Many of you know of my prodigal son we have been waiting on to return to us for 8 yrs! I have seen him once for two hours in this time period, BUT three weeks ago he called and the third sentence in the conversation he told me MOM I LOVE YOU and I am sorry for all these years of pain. This was a wonderful thing as he had never said he loved me in all these years. (What a wonderful gift!) Then later in the conversation he asked me (again at his own prompting and direction of
the conversation) if I would please buy him a new bible- one that was easy to read and understand!!!! Only you heartbroken parents out there can fully understand my joy at this request!!! He is joking and laughing and I HEAR healing happening!!! It is a wonderful miracle of reconciliation.
AND then there is YOU...So many of you have written me in these past six weeks or so ---the most touching personal letters and I am overwhelmed with your love and I am so THANKFUL for YOU and your friendship and prayers. I have been seeing miracle after miracle occur through the unity of the teams in our Lord Jesus in the healing rooms here as my training is proceeding and I am learning to move in boldness at the encouragement of those guiding my training here. I am more fully understanding the faithfulness of the Lord and getting it planted so
deeply within --that " HE WILL TRULY NEVER Leave me or Forsake me and that when He says MOVE IN BOLDNESS -I AM FINALLY DOING So!!! If we ONLY understood HIS power and authority we would never walk in timidity and fear of man again---and yet it is a wonderfully humbling experience to be exposed in all fragility because I am being changed -before the world ---glory to glory ---and after every fall it is MY FATHER who picks me up and hugs me and tells me to try again!!!
Am I able to bring across to you the joy and hope I am filled with? YES a great darkness is coming on the earth BUT A GREATER GLORY is so very close. It is like right now.... watching the glow coming as the sun is rising and it hasn't yet peeked above the horizon but you can see the glow coming to chase away the darkness!!!
I love you body of Christ and that means you also in China and all over the world. Someday we will worship our KING---Our Lord Jesus---together and we will be amazed at the diversity and beauty of HIS bride!!!
God Bless you in these HOLY DAYS in the precious name of our Lord
The power to build a home, a city, to tear one apart (a home & a city), the power to start a war or stop one, to heal or make sick, to save and bring hope or to condemn and make helpless...power greater than any nuclear bomb or device and it all resides in you...Is it hard for you to believe this truth? I have been given a vision of this truth...this fire.
Have you noticed -all of a sudden- how many times you are hearing about the Lord's coming fire (all consuming) and fire starters- those who bring the uncompromising truth of the gospel to all the earth? Truth is truth and this eternal fire which has always been has even moved God's people in the past whether by guiding them (pillar of fire) or prompting them to speak (as with the Lord's Holy prophets - fire in the bones-) this fire has been and Will BE but I believe suddenly the power and intensity of this FIRE is going to increase (at least our perception of it!) and be known by the inhabitants of all the earth in new ways they have never experienced before. It will be a cleansing, purging fire that comes to us ....
After a vision I had last Sunday night I have been digging into God's word to learn about His fire...both His glorious fire and His eternal fire that is never quenched. Here is the vision and here is what I have learned about it.
.......... Sunday evening December 30- 2001....I was listening and hearing the song ...take me into the Holy of Holies....take me in by the blood of the lamb when I saw us as bright lights (lamps of fire) ...as lanterns that needed primed from the Lord. The light of Jesus Christ in us is bright but we need to pray that the Lord will increase our brightness. Just as a lantern dispels fear in the wilderness because of it's brightness, even keeping dangerous beasts at bay because of their hatred of the light so YOU too will dispel fear among those whom your light shines in the midst of. The powers of darkness (the enemy) also fear your light because it is the light of our Lord Jesus Christ. I saw deep darkness (darker than now) but it was dispelled by these lamps of glory. Later after sharing this first part of the vision with those I was with and praying for our increase in brightness (provision for the coming days) I was taken again into this continuing vision and I saw what seemed to me then-- a shocking sight. I saw a fire- like a camp fire-and I saw a hand putting a big long torch to our mouths and then we ran away and scattered EVERYWHERE and we had mouths full of fire! Tons of people were just coming in out of the darkness to have this fire put in their mouths, fast and then quickly leaving. It was almost like a commissioning but with no pomp or ceremony...it is just that we knew that to have this fire in the mouth was a responsibility and that this fire WAS GOING TO POUR OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHEREVER WE WENT...to START FIRES FOR THE LORD. This fire will burn away all lies and deception and if that is all your life is it will ALL burn! EVERYTHING will be exposed. Repent now before the Lord's fire reveals publicly even that murder committed thirty years ago! I know this is hard and maybe even burns but it is also hopeful as we know that God forgives our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ and His precious shed blood on the cross at Calvary.
So I have been processing and studying and listening these days since ...to try and biblically understand what this all means.
In Luke 12:49 Jesus says He has come to bring fire on the earth...In 1 Cor 3:13 we are taught that there is a DAY coming which will bring all to light. It will be revealed with FIRE and FIRE will test the quality of each man's work....and verse :15... If it is burned up he will suffer loss: he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. There are many, many references to the Lord's fire...it is a creative substance also and this is what I have been understanding again...the power of the tongue because the Holy Spirit LIVES in you! Someone on the prayer team I was praying with yesterday at the healing rooms said "Do you realize New York was built because some Spirit -filled believer looked and said " There will be a great city here and the businesses and houses will stretch out to here......I can see it all now"....Do you realize someone had to speak it into existence? It's true and YOU have THAT power in YOUR mouth......but it is ALSO a power that can tear down and destroy hope!!! This is why we must understand the power and responsibility of this fire being put into our mouths. When you say the Pastor or church you are at is so dry.....YOU ARE PROPHESYING THAT INTO EXISTENCE FOR THE FUTURE. If ever you need to understand the principle---BLESS AND DO NOT CURSE---...it is NOW!!!! Even your descriptions of people...think about it...you are
proclaiming it for the future. Speak FORTH the future and salvations of those around you....SPEAK with the knowledge of the CREATIVE power God has placed in you!!!!
Also this fire of truth is CONSUMING ....when you speak the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ be PREPARED for the dross to BURN!!! We are in times of great responsibility as spoken about in Hebrews 12: 25-29 "See to it that you do not REFUSE Him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from Him who warns us from heaven? At that time His voice SHOOK the earth, but now He has promised, "ONCE more I will SHAKE not only the earth but also the heavens." (Haggai 2:6) The words once more indicate the removing of what can be shaken------that is, created things-----so that WHAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN may REMAIN.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that CANNOT be shaken, let us be THANKFUL, and so WORSHIP God acceptably with Reverence and AWE for our God is a CONSUMING FIRE!
In ending I was brought to the passage in Revelation which speaks about the prayers of the saints....We are in a time of awe and solemn responsibility...In Rev 8:1-5 we read that it was silent in heaven for about a half hour as the seventh seal was broken...we read of an angel holding a golden censor of the prayers of ALL the saints....think about that....all the prayers, that includes Peter's and the martyrs who have died worldwide as they sought His face in their dying moments...every
anguished cry of every starving child who has loved Him...all of them....Betsie TenBoom in the Ravensbruck death camp...you continue for me....name all that come to your mind....then remember how little we know about!!!! ALL THE PRAYERS SAVED UP....not one lost...all saved in the golden censor and mixed with incense before the golden altar....and THEN the angel took the censor, filled it with FIRE from the altar and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder,
rumblings, flashes of lightening and an earthquake.
We are today in a little time of grace.... Let us not waste one BREATH trying to please this person or group because the truth is NO ONE comes to our heavenly Father except through Jesus Christ, by His blood atonement and if you keep that truth to yourself you will mourn and wail at His feet when He shows you the chances He gave you to start His FIRES. His Hebrew name is Yeshua ha Mashiach ---Jesus the Christ -Messiah ---- may His Ruach ha Kodesh (His Holy Spirit) lead you and guide you as to what and where to speak His truth and may our heavenly father------ Adonai- Yah-veh lead you in all wisdom.
I will close with the "Shema" spoken by Jesus Christ in Mark 12:29 " Sh-ma Yisrael Adonai Eh-lo-hay-noo, Adonai eh-chahd!"
"Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is ONE!!! Know, listen and hear!!!!! HE SAVED YOU WITH HIS OWN HANDS!!!!!!
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has born? Though she may forget, I WILL NOT FORGET YOU! SEE, I HAVE ENGRAVED YOU ON THE PALM OF MY HANDS.....Isaiah 49: 15 & 16 and from John 20: 24-27.... Now Thomas (called Didymus) one of the twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I SEE THE NAIL MARKS IN HIS HANDS AND
PUT MY FINGER WHERE THE NAILS WERE, AND PUT MY FINGER INTO HIS SIDE, I WILL NOT BELIEVE IT." A week later His disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, JESUS CAME and stood among them and said, PEACE BE WITH YOU! Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see MY HANDS. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. STOP DOUBTING AND BELIEVE!!!!.....Blessed are those who HAVE NOT SEEN and YET Believe......
Our God IS a Consuming Fire!!!!!
May God bless you with Boldness and Courage and Wisdom in the
coming days to light HIS fires!---In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Subject: Are You Willing To Give Up Your Citizenship?
Recently during a time of prayer and .....ultimately a time of exposure of my own heart....the Lord spoke these words to me...Are you willing to give up your American citizenship for citizenship in MY kingdom?
I had to repent of my heart again because I saw I have been a complacent, self-seeking American who seems to know what tomorrow brings and who has expected blessings instead of persecution and who has never fully cared for my fellow brother or sister worldwide or even understood the sacrifices of their daily lives. I have an option. I can go home .....Back to America...the land of McDonald's & malls and ATM
machines and white bathtubs and my own beautiful washing machine and even a dishwasher in which I place my dishes in the machine and it cleans and sterilizes them for me. I can go to the drugstore and buy medicines cheaply...all the antibiotic ointment I could ever need and clean bandages and sterilized water in endless rows of jugs....for about a $1.00 per bottle.
While I was praying about Africa (and seeing a vision) and the needs there the Lord showed me walking along a dusty road with my brothers and sisters there...no car and very hot ...so hot I couldn't even seem to get enough air to breathe...and then I knew I couldn't get back into America...that somehow my passport wasn't good enough and that I couldn't come back...that I couldn't get back in and that it wasn't just a ministry trip.
The Lord then asked me are you willing to SHARE their "lives"....their fears....their heartbreak....their lack?....and at the same time He provided a fresh breath (of air) for me and I knew also that He would provide for my needs BUT.... I would KNOW my brothers burden. He then spoke to me about the church...worldwide... the special needs in the cultures...each unique. He said "Is the American church willing to give up her citizenship to become citizens of MY KINGDOM?"
Where is your faith .....without the escape hatch of your citizenship....will it still stand....can you walk along with your brother?
My friend, Pastor Joseph Solomon Mayega, of Kampala Uganda said to me once...."Christians in America ...they try God (for healing, for provision etc.) In Africa ....God is all we have.
We need to repent!!! Lord Jesus we pray...BREAK OUR HEARTS WITH WHAT BREAKS YOURS ....In the love of Jesus Christ
PS YOU must understand how much I love and cherish America ...
It truly is a land of blessing and opportunity...land that I love....but are we willing to lay even our country down at the foot of the cross for Jesus Christ for His work?
This may be a different teaching than most I have been led to release because I believe the Lord has turned me and it is if... I am now crying out in a different direction to a very different group of people than I have in the past.
- TODAY I am speaking to conservative-reform and orthodox and even liberal rabbis and so I have also been given different tools this time and I will be using references that you may be unfamiliar with --but perhaps you will learn of another field that the Holy One of Israel has planted with seed that you were not even aware of. For those to whom this teaching does not apply I ask one thing... Will you pray and pass this along to those that the Lord lays upon your heart?
Every Pesach (Passover) a plate is set at the table for the return of Elijah before the coming of Messiah. The concept and belief of Elijah returning is common and accepted by even marginally practicing Jewish believers. Some of course have no faith for the actual event happening---but still it is there ---the ancient belief (passed down from father to son) that one who lived so many thousands of years ago will return---along with Moses at the coming time of Messiah---These two will come back....at the time of Gog and Magog -- before the terrible day of the Lord.
It takes FAITH to believe this....like the faith it takes to believe that a man could die on a cross then rise from the dead. Yet if we have faith for one event we can also conceive of the other.
Here are some texts on the Jewish expectation of the returning of
.....The Holy One, blessed be He, said to Moses: "Moses, by your life, just as you have given your soul for Israel in this world, so in the Future to come, when I bring them the prophet Elijah the two of you will come as one....In that hour he will come and comfort Israel...." (Deut. Rab. 3:17)
.....In the second year of (King) Ahazia, Elijah was hidden and he will not be seen again until King Messiah comes. And then he will be seen BUT HIDDEN a second time, and seen AGAIN only when Gog and Magog will come.
(Seder 'Olam Rabba, ch17)
I submit to you rabbis that Elijah comes THREE times not two as has been taught to you and that there is much proof in your own treasured Holy Scriptures. The Messiah Yeshua (YaH hoshua) said at the time of His coming forth... of John the Baptizer (one who performed the Mikvah for repentance and prepared the way for one called the WORD) that if we could accept it ....that the Baptist WAS Elijah--Matt 11:14. John fulfilled the prophecy given in Malachi 4:5 He WAS the voice of one crying in the wilderness "Make straight the way for the Lord!" ----and yes ELIJAH IS STILL TO COME THE THIRD TIME (but will we recognize the Spirit of Elijah?)
Elijah Predicts the Coming of the Messiah....
......Elijah said to Rav Y'huda the brother of Rav Sala the Pious: "The world will exist for no less than eighty -five jubilees (that is, 4,250 years), and in the LAST jubilee the Son of David will come." he asked him: "In it's beginning or at it's end?" He answered: "I do not know." (Rav Y'huda then asked:) "Will it (the last jubilee be complete or not?" He said to him: "I do not know." Rav Ashi said: "This is what Elijah told him: 'Until the last jubilee expect him not; from then on EXPECT HIM!!!!! (B. Sanh 97b)
I SUBMIT TO YOU RABBIS...start counting your jubilees! In 1948 we can resume the countdown because of the return to the homeland---Israel; we finished the first jubilee since returning to the land in 1998 and are now in what may very well be the FINAL jubilee period (50 yrs) Lev 25:8.
I submit to you rabbis ---THE WORD----made flesh. John 1 & The Talmudic view-----the PREEXISTENCE of the MESSIAH before time began..... "The Holy One, Blessed be He, prepares the remedy before the wound!".... (B. Meg. 13b) He is called Head of Days---Son of Man----Shoot----Menahem (comforter)
.......R. Shim'on ben Laqish explained: "and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the water (Gen, 1:2)----This is the spirit of King Messiah, as it is written, And the spirit of the Lord will rest upon him (Isa. 11:2) By what merit will it (the spirit of the Messiah) come?....By the merit of repentance."
(Gen. Rab. 2:4)
.......You find that at the beginning of the creation of the world King Messiah was born (and) that he emerged in the thought (of God) even BEFORE the world was created.....(Pes. Rab.ed. Friedmann, p. 152b)
........The rabbis said: "King Messiah, if he is of those who are alive
(today), David is his name, and if he is of those WHO HAVE DIED, David is his name...." R. Y'hoshu'a ben Levi said: "Tzemah (Shoot) is his name R. Yudan the son of R. Aybo said: Menahem (Comforter) is his name.
(Y. Ber. 5a)
.........The slain Messiah....Daniel 9:24-26..... But the SON of Man SHALL have everlasting dominion....Daniel 7: 13-14...and He will RETURN in the clouds as Daniel SAW....Acts 1:9.
RABBIS' WHO IS JESUS? I challenge you to ask the Holy One of Israel
--- WHO is JESUS? DIG deep!!!! Be honest...
.....And the Messiah will sit in the future in the Yeshiva, and those who walk on earth will come and sit before Him to hear HIS NEW TORAH AND NEW COMMANDMENTS, and the deep wisdom which HE will teach Israel.....(Yemenite Midrash, pp. 349-50)
I submit to you rabbis- that there is ONE Messiah- not two-(ben -Joseph
& ben David--- suffering servant & king) but ONE Messiah who WAS slain and YET lives and is COMING AGAIN to reclaim the remnant spoken of in Isaiah 11:10&11---that He is the WORD made flesh---that He exists with the Holy One of Israel and the Ruach ha Kodesh and that HIS NAME Is the same as the Holy One of Israel!!!
Jesus Christ---Yeshua (Yahoshu'a ha Mashiach) ----HE LIVES and is
coming AGAIN to judge the living and the dead!!!! COME FORTH RABBIS into the truth and bring your congregations with you!!!!
We pray for the PEACE of Jerusalem....we stand with you Israel...we Bless you Israel....you are part of us....we are part of you. We pray for your strength, we ask the Holy One of Israel to give you wisdom about the Messiah...remember He said he would save you with HIS own hands!
Isaiah 49....We ask that He will write His commandments on your hearts....Let us become His royal priesthood.