Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Father Says Today: May 4th, 2015

dpw-150The Father says today you are called to be part of a relevant prophetic generation. To what end? What is the purpose of the prophetic and what is your portion in the prophetic? I have sent the prophets into the earth in these days to establish you and bring you to the transfer of the wealth promised in the end times. As the Egyptians gave the Israelites of their treasures in the Exodus so shall those outside My purposes grant you and give you and bless you. They shall know as Laban knew about Jacob that when you are in their lives they are blessed and benefited. The transfer of the wealth is at hand says the Father. The prophets are not about doom and gloom and darkness – surely there are many things coming upon the earth but FOR YOU it is as MORNING SPREAD ON THE MOUNTAINS!

Come up into the mountain of your inheritance says the Father. Be seated in that place where your perspective is a HEAVENLY perspective not a viewpoint handed you by an unenlightened and illegitimate authority. The talking heads know nothing of My kingdom says the Father. They say what they see and what they see is what the god of this world is doing. I am calling upon you to turn your attention to what I AM doing in the earth for the hour is come that I will not be ignored or marginalized or set at naught by the world of men. They shall see My glory for I will be glorified in you. They will see the signet of influence and kingdom authority on the hand of those that will seek My kingdom to the exclusion of all else. Command your eyes to “SEE” and your ears to “HEAR”. My sound is going forth and in that sound is the sounding of every need met, every purpose realized and your destined purpose manifested for you are Mine says the Father.

The Father Says Today: May 4th, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Father Says Today: May 3rd, 2015

dpw-150The Father says today you are not helpless. You are not helpless and you are not without resources to address and defeat every strategy and tactic of the enemy. Take no thought for the assault of the dark one – you are not ignorant of his devices. He will falter and fail and you will go on seeking the kingdom. Make it your determination that you will not be distracted. If you will not be distracted and if you will keep on seeking the kingdom then I affirm to you surely all things will be added. Resources, favor, blessing and covenant are your entire portion says the Father. You are the favored child of a royal house – there is nothing that will be withheld to you. Say to yourself that you are the entitled. The shed blood of Calvary washes away every stain and all alienation from My blessing set aside for you.

Develop in yourself the Christ Mind. Let the Mind of Christ be that which you put on and that through which you filter all your understanding of the challenges around you. I am with you says the Father. I am with you and I will never leave you nor forsake you. I took all your shortcomings and fractures and failures into account when I made you the promises that Calvary affords. I don’t expect you to be perfect – just malleable to My hand. Allow Me to shape you this day and you this day into My perfect image – it is a new day and I declare to you that your blessing has come.

The Father Says Today: May 3rd, 2015

Morning Light - May 1st, 2015: The Glory of God in the House of Dagon

MLx250Morning Light – May 1st, 2015

Today: [1 Samuel Chapter Five]: The Glory of God in the House of Dagon. In this chapter we cut away from the tragic events of Eli’s death and the mourning over the people’s defeat at the hands of the enemies. The ark of God is taken by the Philistines to the temple of Dagon in Ashdod. The following morning the Philistines find the image of Dagon prostrate before the ark of the covenant. They also breakout in hemmeroids throughout the city and suffer a plague of mice. They move the ark from place to place like a “hot potato” and suffer plagues and disease every where the ark goes. God told Abraham that He would bless those that bless His people and curse those that curse His people.

[1Sa 5:1-12 KJV] 1 And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. 2 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. 3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

In the previous chapter we see the ark taken in battle and the priest Eli and his sons Hophni and Phineas are dead. Phineas’ wife dies in childbirth, naming her son Ichabod meaning “the Glory has Departed”. The only leadership at this time left in the tabernacle at Shiloh is young Samuel who heard the voice of the Lord God in the night. Now we cut away behind the lines of the Philistines to see how they fare after capturing the ark of God. They travel from Ebenezer to Ashdod and put the ark in the temple of their god Dagon.

Dagon is called the “fish god” by Hebrew writers because he is the image of a man from the waist up and the image of a fish from the waist down. The name Dagon means “grain” signifying that Dagon was originally a god of grain. Eventually he becomes the idol of maritime Canaanites and becomes rather the fish god as he is petitioned by them for good seas and large catches in their nets.

To set the ark of God in the temple of Dagon was not an act of reverence. They were bringing the ark as an offering to Dagon to show him the spoils of war and thank Dagon for his supposed assistance in the battle. To their shock they find the next morning that in the night the image of Dagon has fallen on his face as though in obesience before the ark of the Covenant. This is fitting because Dagon means “Lord of Gods”. In ancient Ugaritic texts he is described in the Phoenician pantheon as the third in order of the pagan gods after El, Baal and then Dagon. As such he is an antitype of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit moves in men’s hearts as the “fishers of men” preach the gospel. They cast the gospel net and bring the lost into the kingdom. The antichrist spirit Dagon mocks the Holy Spirit as a pagan spirit or demon who draws people away from worship of the one true God. Thus in Ashdod we see the Dagon image prostrate before the Ark reminding us that “every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord ….”

4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon [was] fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands [were] cut off upon the threshold; only [the stump of] Dagon was left to him. 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. 6 But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, [even] Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

The Philistines prop the image of Dagon up again in it’s place. To their dismay the next morning they find not only that Dagon is prostrate again before the ark but the hands and head of the image are broken off and piled at the threshold or entrance of the temple. For this reason and out of fear and superstition the priests at Ashdod never again would step on the threshold but rather would gingerly step over it as they went into the temple to worship their broken and defamed false god Dagon. Notice the determination of course to continue worshipping a false god rather than repent and turn to the worship of the one true god.

In all of this God is getting glory for Himself. There is no priest or army of Israel left to defend the honor of Jehovah. They thought the glory had departed but actually the glory of God had been restored. The era of every man doing what was right in his own eyes is coming to its end. God first deals with the corruption at Shiloh and then turns His attention on the Philistines. Judgment first begins at the house of God in Shiloh and now the pagan temples of the Philistines. The Philistines no doubt looked upon the incident the first night as some kind of freak accident or an earthquake. Now again the second night they cannot deny that they are dealing the TRUE Lord of Lord and not their leering image of Dagon claiming himself to be something he is not.

7 And when the men of Ashdod saw that [it was] so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god. 8 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about [thither]. 9 And it was [so], that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.

The men of Ashdod rather than repent and give honor to God decide to sent the ark to Gath. This is where Goliath and his five brothers live. They would have been witnesses to all these events. In later years when king Saul is slain in battle the Philistines take vengeance on the Hebrews by decapitating Saul and displaying his head in the house of Dagon where they had originally placed the ark of the Covenant.

The Lord originally showed patience with the Philistines by shaming their idol and bringing ill repute upon their temple. They refused to repent and return the ark instead sending it to Gath. Now they begin to reap their defiance in their own bodies breaking out in hemorrhoids throughout the city and suffering later a plague of mice.

10 Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people. 11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there. 12 And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

The ark is taken in battle and left at Ashdod but the people there are terrified and send it to Gath. In Gath they break out in a city-wide plague of hemorrhoids and therefore send the ark to Ekron. Again a great and deadly destruction breaks out in that city and the Lords of the Philistines come together and decide perhaps they need to allow the ark to return to the children of Israel.

The ark of God represents the dwelling place of His presence and His glory. Eph. 3:17 tells us in the New Testament economy of God that He doesn’t dwell in a host or a building but in our hearts by faith. We are in Him and He is in us. Col. 1:26-27 says that Christ in us is the hope of Glory and that His glory is revealed in us and through us to the world. In times past I have had several instances where I would take a new job in a struggling business and that entire business turn around and begin to thrive. The other employees and the owners may not have realized it was God but they would point out that everything changed when we showed up. The favor of God follows you everywhere you go. Those who bless you will be blessed and those who curse you will be curse. Just as radioactive material affects everything around it even so the favor of God and the glory of God radiates off of your life and affects everything around you sometimes for life and sometimes for death depending on the response of the people involved to the claims of Christ.

Morning Light - May 1st, 2015: The Glory of God in the House of Dagon

Morning Light - April 30th, 2015: The Glory has Departed - The Glory has Come!

Morning Light – April 30th, 2015
MLx250Today: [1 Samuel Chapter Four]: The Glory has Departed: The Glory has Come! In this chapter we find the Israelites going to battle with the Philistines. They are roundly defeated and go back with the Ark of the Covenant. 30,000 die and the ark is taken. In the midst of this a 5 year old boy named Samuel is speaking the words of God that do not fall to the ground. The people thought that the glory of God had departed when in fact it had actually come in power.

[1Sa 4:1-22 KJV] 1 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek. 2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men. 3 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.

In this chapter we find that young Samuel continues as a servant of the High Priest at Shiloh. When God spoke to Samuel when he was sleeping in the Holy Place there was a warning against Eli for the corruption of his sons. In the midst of a season of judgment Samuel grows in the things of God and his words do not fall to the ground:

[1Sa 3:19, 21 KJV] 19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. … 21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

Before Samuel it was said there was no open vision in Isreal. In Samuel’s life we see that the Lord appears again at Shiloh. You would think yes this is a wonderful thing and all Israel would rejoice. However the people had become accustomed to living in what Jesus refered to as “the night when no man can work…” (John 9:4). Because there was no open glory during the time of the judges every man “did that which was right in his own eyes…” And there were no consequences for the most part for doing this. Suddenly now there is an open heaven at Shiloh and things that mattered little are going to invoke consequences.

This is similar to what happened regarding Ananias and Sapphira in Acts chapter 5. In fact what Ananias and Sapphira did was no different that what was done in the temple of Herod every single day. They had no reason to expect retribution. This was just business as usual and how religious life was conducted when the made their gift and held back a part of it. What they were unable to take into account was that the early church was under an open heaven. Eli and his sons were very corrupt and took sore advantage of the people of God. They stole the offerings. They oppressed the people. They sexually abused the women who came to worship at the tabernacle in Shiloh. In the prevailing spiritual climate of the time of the judges they had no reason to expect problems. Until Samuel. Until a 5 year old boy said “Speak Lord for thy servant heareth…”

The Israelites have come up against the Philistines in battle. In Judges chapter one and throughout the book of Joshua the people would always consult the Urim and Thummim to inquire of the Lord “should we go out against our enemy…” In this case there was no inquiry made of the Lord at all. We don’t know how the decision was made but God was left out of the planning. As a result 4000 Israelites are smitten before the Philistines. The people complain and lament the defeat and decide things might go better if they fetch the ark and take it into battle with them. This is a very common tactic in warfare. We go into conflict with the assumption or the assertion that we must have victory because God is on our side. This was how Joshua thought when he reconnoitered the battle of Jericho. He encounters the Angel of Lord and demanded of Him whose side He was on:

[Jos 5:13-15 KJV] 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, [Art] thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but [as] captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy. And Joshua did so.

Take your shoe off your foot. This was a strange thing to do on a battlefield. The point being that whether we are at peace or in battle our lives are not our own and the agenda we serve is at the Lord’s pleasure and not our own thinking or planning.

4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth [between] the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, [were] there with the ark of the covenant of God. 5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again. 6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What [meaneth] the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.

Just because we are making noise does not mean we are gaining victory. This has been true of the church in the arena of politics. Since abortion was legalized and prayer taken out of school the church has been making a lot of noise. Yet in reality no ground has been taken. The church has harnessed the power of legal process and assaulted the LGBT agenda in the courts and in legislature with great force. Yet every initiative that has been passed is ultimately being turned back.

Rather than going out to battle against the Philistines the nation of Israel should have been looking at the corruption in their own ranks. The sins of Eli and his sons were common knowledge. Yet rather than deal with their own issues they decide to attack an enemy they could all agree to come against. All this with the presumption of not asking counsel of the Lord. The result is defeat. This is truth in the public arena regarding the church today. The fact of the matter is that for almost 30 years where legislative and judicial challenges are concerned the church has been unable to stand before it’s enemies. Rather than pause and seek the Lord we have listened to shrill imprecations of politicians who have admitted defeat yet insisted that all they need is four more years. We have gone into battle without the endorsement of heaven and without first looking to our own condition before God that may need correction first. This is a great seduction in the church as a whole just as Eli and his sons turned the eyes of the people away from their own actions by focusing on what seemed to be the easy target of the Philistines.

7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore. 8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these [are] the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness. 9 Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight. 10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.

At the beginning of WWII when Japan struck Pearl Harbor, General Yamamoto lamented that all they had managed to do was awake a sleeping giant. In passing legal initiatives condemning abortion, homosexuality, taking prayer out of schools the Christian conservative voting bloc has awakened the sleeping giants of secularism. In every major court challenge social liberals have clearly defeated Christian values yet the church has not paused to consider why. Instead they have rattled their sabers and insisted that God is with them and they will prevail if only they try a little harder. The true enemy of the church is looking on and quite effectively distracting us from dealing with the issues that would actually defeat Satan’s agenda – just as the people were effectively distracted from the corruption in their own ranks. What is God’s solution in all of this? A 5 year old boy whose words do not fall to the ground. An open heaven that once prayed for brought unexpected results to the nation – to their own sorrow.

11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain. 12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head. 13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told [it], all the city cried out. 14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What [meaneth] the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli. 15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see. 16 And the man said unto Eli, I [am] he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son? 17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.

Eli knew that God was speaking to Samuel. He threatened the 5 year old boy to tell him exactly what God had said (in chapter 3). Samuel repeats the judgments of God against Eli and his sons and Eli’s response is: (1 Sam. 3:18) “… It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good…” In other words Eli is saying “Yada, Yada, Yada … we’ve heard that before … whatever…” Again a man thinking as those who live under a spiritual economy when the heavens are brass and prayers go unanswered and every man does that which is right in their own eyes. God’s intent was for Eli to repent and the worship of God be restored at Shiloh. But Eli has other things on his mind and he isn’t about to deal with his sons for their sins because he has problems of his own. It is never convenient to clean your spiritual house but the ultimate cost to be paid is more than you are willing to endure – but by then it is too late.

18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years. 19 And his daughter in law, Phinehas’ wife, was with child, [near] to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard [it]. 21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. 22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.

Eli is dead and his sons are slain in battle. The ark of God is captured by the Philistines. Phinehas’ wife is the only one left to speak with authority for the priestly family. She bows herself dying in child birth and declares that the glory had departed in Israel. The fact of the matter was just the opposite had happened. The glory had come. In the person of a 5 year old boy whose words God did not allow to fall to the ground.

Morning Light - April 30th, 2015: The Glory has Departed - The Glory has Come!

Breakthrough Word for May 2015

MayBreakthrough Word for May 2015

This video contains Breakthrough Word for May 2015 – There are times that the FIRE FALLS. This is an unprecedented Breakthrough Prophetic Word for the Month of May that will activate your prophetic spirit and move you to breakthrough.

Breakthrough Word for May 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Father Says Today: May 2nd, 2015

dpw-150The Father says today that I am the God who “so loves…” I so love the world! I so love you that I sent the Only Begotten. There is no other god who so loved. I have searched and can find none! Beside Me there is no other. Of all the representations of divinity and philosophy the closest they come to Agape is a benign indifference. I am neither benign nor indifferent of your life says the Father. My passion is such that as the Psalmist wrote “the heavens burn and the mountains and the hills melt …” because I am COME to draw you out of many waters. Never allow the enemy or any other false authority to convince you that I am a far off God for I am not a far off God. I am as close as your next breath even the very beating of your heart.

So I stand at the door of your importunity and knock this day to bring you into relationship with Me as the One who “so loved” and loves you still. Beloved you do not have to overcome My reluctance to move in your life because I DON’T HAVE ANY. If I spared not the Only Begotten how shall I not WITH HIM freely give you ALL things? What is there that is lacking? You only need ask. Can you endure the turbulence of My arrival on the scene to change and transform and meet every need of your heart? Ask Me beloved. I stand waiting for you to but ask as the occasion of My choice to do exceedingly and abundantly above what you ask or even think. This is who I AM and WHAT I DO and you are this day in the crosshairs of My determined purpose to bless and empower and deliver says your Father.

The Father Says Today: May 2nd, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Father Says Today: May 1st, 2015

dpw-150The Father says today that My decree is active in your life to build afresh and anew. I am building again the walls and restoring the gates of your life says the Father. The enemy shall tread your courts no more. The angel reapers have scythed the tares and are bringing the wheat of My planting into the garners of blessing for your gain and your good. It is a new day. My mercies are renewed. Old things are passed away and the new has come. Enter into the newness of what I am doing says the Father. Yesterday’s manna always breeds worms. Receive fresh manna on your ground and drink the waters of My Spirit from the Rock that follows you through the wilderness experience to a new Canaan.

I am with you says the Father. I will never leave you and I will never forsake you. Drink the sweet and eat the fat for I am strengthening your bones and renewing even your natural vitality. New life, new strength greater energy to hasten to My purposes. You will outstrip the footmen and challenge the horsemen and be a FIRST partaker of the apportionment to those who war and challenge the works of darkness round about them. Go out in your day and overwhelm the enemy by your freshness and your bold, audacious faith. I am disposed says the Father to hear your voice and respond. The precious blood has been applied and new grace is bringing fullness of favor to you in greater measure than you have known in times past says the Father.

The Father Says Today: May 1st, 2015