“RAISING UP AN END-TIME PROPHETIC COMPANY”

(22nd National Prayer Gathering Day 4 Session 12)

Speaker: Neville Johnson

I’m becoming more Filipino every day. This is the last day. Halleluiah!

We’ve been talking about the coming harvest because for the last three years God has been impressing that so strongly upon my heart and many visitations. We have to understand that is coming but not only that, we need to prepare for it. Otherwise we’re going to be caught unaware.

Prophetic army in the book of Joel is a harvest gathering army. They are to gather the harvest. There are two armies that will be marching. There’ll be an earthly army of God and there’ll be a heavenly army of God and they will be marching together. We’re going to see the army of heaven joining the army on the earth. God said He would pour out His Spirit and restore the years that have eaten into our lives and He’ll going to bring massive changes to the church.

The first harvest will be preceded by an outpouring of the fire of God, an introduction back to the church of a baptism of fire that will begin to purify and prepare the army of the Lord. The result of that will be the first harvest will begin to come in. That harvest will be so great. Many will believe and think that it is the final harvest but it’s not. There’s another one after that before the coming of the Lord.

Isaiah 6:3 “And they were calling to one another: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Isaiah preached about the time when gross darkness covered the earth, at the same time the glory of the Lord is upon us. But the gentiles shall come to your light. The glory of the Lord shall be seen upon you and the gentiles shall come to your light. They will be seeking you out. Gathering the harvest is not going to be difficult because they are going to be seeking you, coming to your light. And the world will be drawn to you particularly in time of disasters and calamities when they see the light of God upon you.

Isaiah 60:5 “Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.”

The abundance of humanity is coming into the kingdom of God.

I wanted to share an interactive vision I had in April 22, last year. I was praying and then I found myself standing on the sea of glass in heaven. I had been there quite a number of times. And as usual there’s a lot of activity there. I wonder why the Lord had brought me there. I look to the right of me while standing on the sea of glass and there was a procession. There were some men carrying of what look like a coffin. I thought, “This can’t be right, there’s no death in heaven. Maybe this is some prophetic statement to give me some insight or understanding.” They brought the coffin right up in front of the sea of glass. I walked to the front to see what happens. And the Lord Jesus stood at the front. He opened that box which looks like a coffin and then He took the lid off and He pulled the man out. And he stood upon his feet; he looked slightly Egyptian. After He pulled him out, He said, “live!” and then He looked at me and said, “I am releasing the Joseph ministries from this time forth into the church in their fullness.” I asked, “Lord, what does that mean, ‘it is time for the Joseph’s to be released’?” and when He said that a power went through me and then I turned around. When I looked down on the sea of glass I could see the earth. I can’t explain that but I could see right through the sea of glass and this power is spread all over the earth. And He said, “I want you to tell the people that the time for the Joseph’s has come.”

In the prime mission, we all have a bit of the Joseph ministries in us. The prime mission of Joseph was to save much people alive. In the midst of catastrophe, judgment, some terrible things that are coming on the earth, it is our job to save much people alive. We got to be there. The abundance of the people of the world will come to you. Joseph did not just save his own Jewish tribe, remember there was famine in the land and his tribe came down but it says in Genesis 41:5 “When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph open the storehouses and sold the grain to the Egyptians, for the famine is severe in all the world.”

The famine was all over the face of the earth. And all countries came to Egypt to Joseph to buy corn because the famine was so in the land.

Joseph ministry is not just about wealth, it’s about saving much people alive. And pharaoh give Joseph another name, he said, “From now on you won’t be called Joseph, I’m going to call you ‘Zaphenath-Paneah’.” (it’s part Egyptian and part Syrian which means savior of the age.) God is releasing saviors of the age. You young people are going to be saviors of this age. And the world is going to come to your light. It’s going to be an exciting time.

Obadiah 1:21 “Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”

Amos 8:11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.”

You are to bring the Word of the Lord. You are to reveal the Lord Jesus Christ to the whole generation that does not know Him. Do you know there are over three billion people in the world who have never heard of the name of Jesus? That’s going to change. There’s an army coming forth. There’s famine of the earth of just not knowing who Jesus is. But this army is going to spread across this world and the world will know who Jesus is. Every tribe, every tongue, every person on this planet will have that opportunity. God is calling you to save much people alive.

Joseph came to power during the time of economic crisis.

Genesis 47:15 “When the money of the people of Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, ‘Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is used up.”

And where the money failed…the people of the earth turn to the people of God. When the pension system fails and there’s no more pension; when the money fails; when the government can’t provide health care anymore because there is no money, then it’s your turn. It’s the turn of the church to provide the healing power of the Lord, to provide food, to reach in them. The whole world will look to the church for a season of time. Economic crises will start again to sweep the world that will start this year rather June, July. The bible tells us that during economic collapse, money doesn’t disappear. It just changes at hands. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

We’re living in days now where evil is maturing and goodness is maturing. The kingdom of darkness is maturing and the kingdom of God is maturing. These two systems are maturing together. Gross darkness in the world and the glory of God upon the church. We’re going to see God move in a tremendous way.

Where are the Josephs? God’s calling you to at least one aspect of the Joseph ministry. We need to understand. There is a war coming to Israel, at least two wars before the Lord returns. But there is a war coming to Israel probably within the next 12 months. It will be very soon. We’re going to see the nation of Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria come against Israel. We’re going to see that happen but God will deliver them. God has a purpose for Israel. God will intervene again like He has done in all of the last few wars in Israel. And then there will be a period of peace. There will be a negotiation for peace. They will be trying to broke the peace. Now when they begin to broke the peace, you need to take note of the person involve, who’s broking that peace, for he will come to power a little later. So you need to see and understand that, the peace will be broken.

The Islamic world is a fantastic mission field. See this whole land rest in the Middle East, they’re really not so much Islamic. It’s the spirit of lawlessness. It is the anti-Christ spirit. The spirit of lawlessness is spreading through this land. Do you know there is this Islamic town in North Africa which American missionaries are trying to get in and trying to reach but they couldn’t make an indent into it? Then one day, the Lord Jesus Christ visited every person in that town either in dreams or in visions or with the leaders in person. When that town woke up the next day, the entire town was born again. These missionaries came in and said, “What happened here?” They said, “Jesus visited us, Jesus told us who He is.” Dr. Peter Wagnett (?) documents this whole thing and when he looked at the history of that town, the first martyr to Islam was martyred in that town. It’s very interesting. A seed was sown which resulted in an entire Islamic town coming to the Lord. It is really well documented. See God’s going to reach into the Islamic world. And there’s going to be so many of their leaders who are going to have encounters with Christ. It’s a harvest field of its own.

The next war in Israel will be followed by a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And after that war there will be brokering for peace. So when they’ll say, ‘peace…peace.. .’ be careful because distraction is just around the corner and that peace will end in great tribulation and then the second harvest will begin.

We need to have an understanding of the days of which we are living. There will be conflict in the Middle East. The bible tells us that the entire city of Damascus will be wiped out. Think about it, Damascus is a very big city.

Isaiah 17:1 “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.”

When Isaiah prophesied that, nothing ever has happened to Damascus so it was yet future. Israel will be blamed for that city being annihilated and many problems sweeping the world will be blame upon Israel. One of the most brutal persecutions against the Jews will begin which will make the holocaust look like a tea party to what is coming in all nations of the world. And we need to understand, these things are going to happen.

Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Come you bless of the Father insomuch as you have done it unto the least of my brethren, the Jewish people, you have done it unto me…”

I don’t know how many Jewish people are in the nations in the Philippines. But it’s probably a lot. Persecution is coming and the church has got to protect them. The church has to think about how are they going to protect them and how are they going to take care of them. This is going to happen to every nation. Jesus said, “If you do it for my Jewish people, my brethren, you have done it unto me.” These are the things coming in the days that lie ahead.

Huge amounts of money are going to come into the hands of some of the Josephs and the purpose of it is to build the kingdom of God, to establish the kingdom of God in the earth. I really believe that you need to get your hands in printing establishment that can churn out printed materials in vast quantities. Three times it comes to me in these meetings. Because there’ll be a time when the internet is going to be down, when you can’t use the internet, it will eventually be controlled by the nations of the world and the only thing that will be left is the printed word. And you need to prepare to disseminate enough material and to get it out there. You need to think of buying up some of these establishments. Running is a commercial thing but when you need it for the kingdom of God they are there because you are going to need it. Buying up land…

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today.”

God made a covenant on Abraham, “Look at the stars, your seeds will be as those stars…look at the sand on the sea, that’s how many are going to come in the kingdom of God.” to establish His covenant, to reap the harvest, to fulfill the purposes of God. God’s going to give some of you vast amounts of wealth to establish the kingdom so that you can prepare for the coming harvest. That’s one thing to have a harvest but if we’re not prepared for it, it can devastate the church. And we need to be aware of that. You’re going to constantly train new believers. Train them quickly, bring them to maturity quickly, you got to acquire assets for the kingdom of God. You’re going to acquire and prepare new material. You have to have an adequate prayer life.

I have seen in vision forms three times now that there is activity in the sun which is abnormal and takes out the cellphone for weeks at a time. It takes out the internet, it took out a lot of the satellites, and then everything comes back to normal again. Then there’s another sunspot, electromagnetic wave hits the earth, takes the cellphones out again. If the cellphones are taking out, you’ll be alone with God, do you know? But that’s coming; we need to know what’s coming. The Lord said to me, “Ready or not tell the people, I am coming.” but we need to be ready. A lot better if we are ready.

I want to share with you very impacting interactive vision I had regarding the harvest. That was on the 28th of March 2008. The Lord gave me this interactive vision. I sat down to pray and the moment I sat down to pray, I was standing on a beach. There was no one on the beach. I thought, “Lord, why am I here?” I looked around and there was a mist over the sea. The tide was almost full tide. And I knew that was significant. That’s almost full tide, you know. In time, in God’s purposes, the time when which we live is almost full tide. It’s quite warm and the air was crisp. Suddenly a boat appeared through the midst coming towards the shore heading towards me. And there was a man on the boat holding a tiller. I saw it coming and as the boat came in, it crunch up on the sand and stopped. I looked at this boat and I looked at this man and he said, “Do you want to come fishing?” I thought, “What? I like fishing.” so I said, “Okay, I’ll come fishing with you, now push the boat down and I jumped in.” Very quickly he turned the boat round and we went to the sea. We got into the deep water. And the boat stopped. This man looked rugged but is refined in his face. He seemed very focused and determined. I looked at the sea; it has lots of tamed fish. I mean I had never seen so many fish and I got the impression that all these fish wanted to be caught. They keep swimming up and looking at me. I couldn’t bend down. This man looked at me and said, “I am Peter.” Before I could say anything, he throw the net out. The minute it hit the water, the fish jumped into the net. As he pulled it in, the fish hit the deck of the boat, they all turned into people. Peter said, “The harvest must be reap but it only can be reaped by those who crossed Jordan and entered into the promise land.”

Peter said casually, “Jesus was involved in two fishing trips while he walked on earth. These were prophetic fishing trips. There was a profound prophetic message associated with these fishing trips.”

“One of the fishing trips was right at the beginning of His ministry.”

“In Luke 5…,” I thought

“But the second fishing trip is right at the end of His ministry.”

“Yes, that’s right, that’s in John 21…” I said

And Peter continued, “On the first fishing trip, the net broke but on the second fishing trip, the net didn’t break.” He looked at me and pointed at me and said,” so shall it be at the end of your age, the net will not break.”

You see the early church had a harvest and it was a wonderful harvest but eventually the net broke and the church went down into darkness.

Peter said, “Those who had left the wilderness behind to crossed into the promise land, those who have one goal and one motive which is to build the kingdom of God (he said it with such force, power)…jealousy, anger, selfish ambition will no longer hinder those who are involved in the final harvest.” That’s you. He said, “…none of these things (jealousy, anger, selfish ambition) will exist. The final harvest will soon begin and will increase in intensity until the end.” Then he looked at me and he pointed his finger, “The end is in sight. The finishing line is now in view. What begun at Pentecost, your generation will finish.” I was staggering by now.

He continued, “The great cloud of witnesses watches with great joy and anticipation for the final consummation. Just as the harvest begun with one generation, it will finish with one final generation.” That’s you; he was talking about this generation. Peter said, “My generation saw the foundations laid, your generation will see the building completed: the full house of the Lord. There will be many in your generation that will overcome all things even death. My generation saw the tears sown into the harvest; your generation will see the tears removed from the harvest. The harvest wave is upon you. And you will accomplish in one generation what hundreds of generations have failed to do. The glorious shadow that emanated the early church is just the shadow of things to come. You will see the fullness of the glory of God in one generation.”

Peter paused for a long time and I’m glad he did because I was trying to comprehend. I was getting a little overwhelm. My senses were beginning to overload all of it. Then he said while he looked at the people on the boat and he said to me, “See how the boat has grown!” I looked at the boat. It was massive. It was bigger than any liner you could see in the world today. It was massive and packed with people. It could accommodate millions and millions of people. Then he looked at me and said, “The seed of the early church martyrs will blossom in your generation. The seed has slain in the ground but there has not been enough rain for it to germinate, but the rain is coming and the seed of the early church martyrs will blossom in your generation.” Then he looked at me with serious look on his face. He said, “Tell the Christian leaders of your day, if they seek to personally profit by this harvest and build their own kingdoms with this harvest, the Lord will destroy them. This harvest is holy. This fruit is precious. If you cause my people to stumble, you will be accountable.” I began to feel the force of gravity washing over me in a powerful way. It hit me like a blow. And it’s hard to focus after that.

Peter finally said, “Purity of heart is required for those who will be involved in gathering this harvest.” You got to be pure in heart. Your motives must got to be pure. One thing, we exist only for one thing: to build the kingdom of God. We don’t care about ourselves. We are to build the kingdom of God.

Peter said, “The harvest is not your harvest, it is my (the Lord’s) harvest…the Lord waited so long for this.” and he quoted a scripture:

James 5:7 “Be patient, then brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and the spring rains.”

The Lord is longed patient waited for it until you receive the early rain and the latter rain. Be patient. Establish your heart for the coming of the Lord.

I was just trying to gather these all together and I said to the Lord, “Lord how will I remember all these?” because it was beginning to fade. Very quickly I still found myself sitting in my living room. When I came out of this, I could remember every word in detail and wrote it down.

If we do not prepare now, we will not be able to cope. There’s a coming great harvest. You’ve got to acquire. Some of this Josephs have to acquire assets. You’ve got to acquire land. The Lord spoke to me. There is a huge piece of land where I live up on the mountains of Queensland. The Lord told me, “You see that piece of land there; I want you to buy it.” It just came on the market. I said to the Lord, “You know we don’t have the money.” He said, “I want you to buy it.” And we have to look at this property. It’s in the middle of a rainforest. This huge area of cleared land and from the satellite view, you cannot see the cleared land, totally hidden. I asked Him, “Lord it’s a 160 acres, what do you want this for?” He said, “I want you to prepare this to receive Jewish refugees in the last days. I want you to set it up so that you’ll be able to feed them and keep them safe.” And I said, “Yes Lord.”

But God is going to release finance for projects like this all around the world. And He’s going to release projects for this in your country. There’s going to be havens. There’s going to be geographical areas in the Philippines which are havens. They are safe. They are the Philippine Goshen’s, areas where the plagues that come upon Egypt did not come upon Goshen. There’s going to be safe areas. And you’ll going to be sensitive to the Lord for this. During the economic collapse that is coming again, real estate can be bought very cheaply. Prices will fall. Get ready. Be cashed up. If you need to sell anything to cash up, be cashed up so that you can take opportunity of these things when they come. Halleluiah, it’s coming!

The Lord Jesus began to speak to me about exponential growth, a harvest of exponential growth.

Amos 9:13 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.”

The plowman shall overtake the reaper. The harvests are coming so rapidly that the plowman is catching up with the reaper. Everything is speeding up and it’s a picture of exponential growth. I sat to think about this and asked the Lord, “Lord what do you mean by this?” Let me just show you of what it means in terms of a harvest very quickly. If you have 2,000 people, 2,000 Christians that fast and pray and seek the Lord and they each one lead 6 people to the Lord in one year. It’s not hard, is it? You fast and you pray, you witness, and you lead 6 people to the Lord. 2000 leads 6 people so you’ll have 12,000 now plus the original 2 so you have 14,000 people in the kingdom of God. Now if those 14,000 people do the same thing in the second year, you end up with 98,000 people in the kingdom of God. That’s exponential growth. In the fourth year, if you keep doing this, you end up with over 4 million people in the kingdom of God. And all you’re doing is having start leading 6 people to the Lord. Every Christian leads 6 people to the Lord. At the end of the seventh year, you will have 1.4 billion people in the kingdom of God. That is exponential growth and that is going to happen. Those who get saved will start leading people to the Lord and those who are led will lead other people to the Lord. And you’ll start a chain reaction. God will start a chain reaction of exponential growth that would be phenomenal. Just in 7 years. What’s the population of the Philippines? 70, 90 million, okay you could easily do it. That’s how it is. The plowman shall catch up with the reaper. Exponential growth is a harvest principle. How will you cope?

Great task arise ahead of the church. A harvest like that can devastate the church because you couldn’t be able to cope with it. It means you are going to have millions of cell group leaders in this nation. I mean millions and you are going to have them train and ready to go. You’re going to have prayer houses in every street to pastor on them on those streets. It’s coming. It’s coming. But over and over and over again, the Lord has been saying to me for 3 or 4 years now, the church is not ready. The logistics of handling that amount of people is awesome. But you’ve got godly administrators. You’ve got people who been trained in business. For this time they come to the kingdom for such a time as this. The logistics are enormous. And you have to prepare and will do it.

Just before Jesus left this earth, the angel came and said, “In the same manner in which you see Him go, He will come again in the same manner.” Well, what did the angel mean about that? He’s not coming in the same manner on which He left. He’s coming with thousands of His saints with white horses that is going to be a great event.

Just before Jesus ascended to heaven, He started to appear to His people in person. He appeared to Mary Magdalene in Mark 16 and then He appeared to the eleven apostles. In 1 Corinthians 15, He appeared to 500 people at one time. And this was a phenomenon that took place just before He left. The angel said that in the same way that He led up to where He was going that will happen when He comes back. And in this period, from now on, there’s going to be what we called a period of the perusia (?) where Jesus is going to appear in phenomenal ways, sometimes in a large congregation like this, He’s going to come in person and take over the message. He’s going to appear to people in their homes. He’s going to appear in board meetings and give you directions and clarity. In the same way on which He went, He’ll going to come.

Just before He come, the appearance of the Lord is going to be so common. He’s going to start appearing to His people. And we see this phenomenon taking place just before Jesus left. In the same manner which He left, He will come again with many prior appearances.

Colossians 3:4 “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”

That’s not heaven, His talking about that here on the earth. He’s going to appear in us. We can begin to expect from here and out. I’m not talking about visions. I’m talking about the Lord appearing in person just like you and I. I’m taking over for seasons of times. He will appear to you in your homes, churches. This period is called the perusia or is a lead up. He’s going to start appearing in His people before He comes for His people. And we see this phenomena taking place. It’s part of what Jesus is about to do.

One of the things I want to talk to you about is one of the things of what apostle Peter had talked to me about, he said, “The seed of the martyrs in the early church is going to be reaped in this generation.”

How much seed has fallen into the ground in this nation? A number of years ago, my daughter came to me after the end of a Sunday service. She came to me and said, “Dad, all the prophesy of my life has been fulfilled. There’s no more prophesy, I fulfilled it all.” And she’s going to another nation for few weeks so I said, “When you come back, I’ll prophesy of you.” And she was happy. And she had this kind of look on her face when she say goodbye to me and hug me. She went off to another nation where she needed to visit some of her girlfriends who had backslid. Just before she left, she gave me an envelope. She said, “If I’m delayed in coming home, don’t open this envelope unless I’m delayed in coming home.”

I said, “Okay.” and I stocked it on my bible, kind of forget about it. She went to this other nation. She led a girlfriend back to the Lord. And she died in a car crashed. We were devastated. She was 26. Then I remember this envelope. I opened and read it out and it was the complete outline of the funeral service we we’re to take for her. And she signed it “Andrea” and underneath “seed for the harvest”. So we buried her and you don’t get over those things overnight. It takes time. Many times in heaven, we talked together. I’ve talked with her many many times. She talked to me about the coming army of the Lord. She talked to me about so many things.

Anyway, I had another interactive vision. I called them interactive vision because I don’t know what else to call them. I knelt down to pray and instantly I was on a horseback on the army of the Lord. Thousands of young people around us; many horses; some are walking and some are on horses. We were marching towards the city. Thousands of young people. And as we got within the few kilometers of the city, I heard that familiar sound, you know of automatic weapons fire. And the whole army stopped. I looked at the Lord. He had that kind of look, ‘it’s alright…it’s alright.’ The whole army stopped in this Islamic city. then I heard this, “Let me go…please let me go.” then another person, a girl to my left, a teenage girl said, “Let me go, let me go…” and another boy said, “I want to go…I want to go.” This went on. I thought, “What is going on?” and then the Lord pointed at this girl. She must be at about 18 or 19 and she was walking with the army. And He said, “You can go.” and this girl was so happy, so happy and so she began to dance. She walked up in front of the army, dancing, worshipping, and dancing. I thought, “She can’t do that, we’re just about in range of weapons fire.” I kept looking at the Lord and she kept going. Then I heard that weapons fire again. Automatic weapons fire …tatatatatatat….I thought, “Oh no…” then everything went into slow motion like in those movies, everything goes into slow motions. And I saw a cluster of bullets coming towards that girl just slowly while she’s just worshipping the Lord closer, closer, closer and cut about this far of that girl, and her spirit came out of the body and the bullets hit her body. She fell to the ground. When that happened, an incredible light like an explosion went (expand) right across the city. I was standing in the city. Scales were falling in the people’s eyes in the city. I asked, “Lord, what is this?” He said, “Now you can go into the city. There’ll be no resistance. The scales had fallen off their eyes. They know who I am.” And the entire army moved into that city and the whole entire city was converted and brought to Christ. As I looked on one sitting on the horse was my daughter in the army of the Lord.

There were two armies marching together. In fact there were three. There were angels, there were saints and there were earthly saints marching in one army but that one martyrdom brought a whole city to the Lord. That’s why these young people were saying, “Let me go, let me be a martyr…let me go…” and they are so eager to go. I thought, “The devil does not stand the chance. Now with these kids, he doesn’t stand the chance. They go on over the entire world.” This entire army of the Lord is coming forth.

Many of you parents have lost children. Some of your children have died maybe of sickness, accidents or whatever, but you have lost children. And you think, “Why Lord…what did I do wrong? Why have I lost…? Why is this happening to me?” You go through that and thought, “Why it happened to me? Why I didn’t protect my family? Why? Why?”

But children are taken, some very little, some older. And the Lord talked to me about this today. God takes seed and that seed fall to the ground and dies and He takes the best seeds. It falls into the ground and it dies. But it brings forth much fruit. Those kids that die in your family are now being trained in the army of the Lord to join this army of the Lord. It was not in vain.

And the Lord wants to give you some understanding of this seed for the harvest both in the early church martyrs and now those of you in this generation who have lost children. God often takes them as seed for the harvest and they multiply the army of this generation. Out of that one seed, thousands of young people will be swept into the kingdom of God. It was the principle in all revivals. It was the principle in all the move of God. It was the principle in the early church.

The harvest is coming. The armies are marching on two levels.

The Lord appeared to me saying, “This is how you’ll going to close this session.” All of you parents who lost children from little babies down to little children, you need to release and dedicate them today as seed for this coming harvest. It is not in vain. You did not just lose them. It was a privilege for them to be part of the seed for this harvest.

To those parents who’d lost children and you wondered why this has have to happen to you and so you live with the hurt and the hurt does not just go away until we bury it to the Lord, just repeat this prayer after me, “Lord Jesus, I dedicate my children that will be taken from us, I dedicate them to you and to the harvest, let them become seed. Let them have the privilege of becoming seed because you take the good seed and you sow it in order to enhance the harvest. And today I release them.”

To God be the glory!

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22nd National Prayer Gathering Day 3 Session 9: “RAISING UP AN END-TIME PROPHETIC COMPANY”

Speaker: Rev. Neville Johnson

Prophetic people need to manifest the nature of Jesus.

Ephesians 4:15 “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ.”

The Corinthian church moved in all the gifts of the Spirit but apostle Paul told them that they are still carnal and babes in Christ to be fed with milk and not yet with meat because they are still children in the Lord, they have not grown up.

It’s not what you do for the Lord that counts; it’s who you are that counts. It’s not how much you do for the Lord but it’s who you are. It’s not with your gifts but with the kind of a person you are. We have to grow up into that. It’s how much you have become like the Lord Jesus that counts. And your ministry is effective to that degree.

As prophetic people, it’s important that we grow up in all aspects of Him.

Matthew 7:22 “Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’”

You’ll said, “We’ve done all these things in your name.” And then you stand before the gates of heaven and you’ve nothing to give the Lord. You didn’t have a relationship with Him. You’re still save maybe but you have no rewards in heaven. You have not been conformed in the image of Christ.

Your first and prime destiny is to become like Jesus. Anything you do come out of that and the effectiveness of what you do comes out of that.

When you finally get to heaven, you leave all your gifts at the door. I had this encounter with the Lord took me to the gates of heaven and I was watching different people coming in and they would come in, carried in with angels. I watched this man come and he had in his hands and arm full of gifts. They were gifts of the Spirits. He had them in his arms. He came to the angel in the door and the angel said, “Give me those.” and the angel took them and ask, “What else have you got?” and that Christian man looked at him, “All of these gifts, these are all my gifts.” the angels said, “No, these are not your gifts, these are the gifts of the Holy Spirit.” and with that, all those gifts vanished. Then he looked at this man and said while he took a book out, “Let’s see how much you’ve learn to love.” And he went through the book and he said, “Oh very little.” He called another angel and he said, “Take this man to the outer parts of paradise.”

Paradise is a massive place. Much of it is not even occupied. It is a huge place. People live in paradise. Some people live in the city of God, some people live surrounding the throne of God. Those who live in the outer skirts of paradise can’t even see the city of God. Are they happy? Yes, they’re happy. Are they in paradise? Yes, but their destiny had been squandered and their eternal responsibility has been wasted, had forfeited. You see, it’s not your gifts that God looks for, He’s looking for fruit.

When He raises up a prophetic army, He’s looking for fruit before He gives us authority. Now this is important because you have to qualify for authority in God, because if authority is not exercise with love and from a person who has a nature of love, it would be devastating. So we need to understand some of these things.

There are three things that are eternal: FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE

1 Corinthians 13:13 “Abide in faith, hope and love and the greatest of this is LOVE.”

The essence of the fruits of the Spirit can be distilled with one word: LOVE.

We need to take a fresh look to some of the values and what value we put on things. Gifts of the Spirit are wonderful but they are just gifts and are not yours. They are gifts of the Holy Spirit. You did not earn or qualify for them.

The Sermon on the Mount lays the conditions of who we are to become, what we are to become like.

Matthew 5:3-11 “Beatitudes or the beautiful attitudes.”

The Sermon on the Mount was a profound exposition of Kingdom qualities that we need to enter the kingdom and live in the kingdom and flow in God. Beautiful attitudes are really important. And this kingdom lures of what the king requires before he can give us kingdom authority.

Prophetic people have to produce the fruit of the Spirit before they can be given authority. It’s not how much power you have when you get to heaven. It’s not how many people you healed, it’s not how many times you prophesied, it’s how much you’ve learned to love. And that’s the only thing that counts. And so the Sermon on the Mount bring the cross into focused again.

Apostle Paul said that if you can prophesy, you can do all these things but if you don’t have love, what are you? A sounding brass. If you don’t have love, you are nothing. Nothing means nothing.

The prime role of the church, the prime role of the ministry is to bring people to the Lord and then encourage them and teach them to be conformed to the image of the Christ. The problem is the church tends to teach people doctrine, when they should fill them with deity. Should filled them with the qualities of God but we filled them with doctrine, we filled them with knowledge.

John 12:21

“The world will see me after I have gone, “Jesus said.” But they’ll see me in my disciples.”

They’ll see Jesus in you.

People who wanted to see Jesus they have to see Him in you. And you have to die to allow His life to be expressed through you. Does the world see Jesus in you? God is love. The question is: who are you? Everything God does is redemptive. He cannot do anything out of this one motivation of love. Everything that he does, even in judgment that has redemptive qualities. When His judgment come to the earth, simply because God wants the world to learn righteousness. It’s a redemptive thing. Everything that God does is redemptive and we need to come to the point of everything we do, everything we say is redemptive that brings life. It brings blessing.

Prophetic people is been raised in the earth but the level of authority they receive is governed by how much they become like Jesus.

Luke 9:54 “When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, ‘Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?’ But Jesus turned and rebuked them.”

I went through a period of time when I was praying for authority and the Lord appeared to me in a dream. He said, “Neville, do you want authority?” I said, “Yes because you gave your disciples authority and I made some really good reasons why I wanted authority.” Then He said, “Alright, you got it.” And that was it. I got up the next day and I found an unusual thing happening to me. Every word that came out from my mouth came to passed. And everything you say is not good, you know. Neither is it the will of God, everything we say. And we say things without thinking, it came to pass. On the third day, I got down on my knees and I said, “God, take this away from me. I cannot handle this.” And He did but I learned the lesson.

How would it be if everything you say over the next 6 months came to pass? What a mess you would be in; and what a mess the people around you would be in; and what a mess your family would be in. Everything you say will come to pass. You lose your temper and said something…it came to pass.

God requires a level of love within us and the redemptive qualities within us before He can trust us with authority. The concept of God is very important. How we view God. Our concept of Him is extremely important. My concept of God is continually changing. God’s going to release His glory in the Philippines. It’s coming. It’ not if, it’s written, the glory of God, the goodness of God, the blessings of God are coming to the Philippines. God said to me, “Tell the people, ready or not, I am coming.”

So we need to start catching up a bit. I was thinking about the story of Moses. Moses had got a happy life now, he’s tending sheep, he’s out of Egypt, he’s happy, he’s married, he’s settled down and everything is fine and then he sees a burning bush. God speaks to him out of the burning bush. Moses’ life has turned up-side-down at that point because God said, “I want you to go back to Egypt and I want you to tell pharaoh, he had to let my people go.” And Moses said, “Yeah, right. You know I’m a wanted man in Egypt. My pictures in every police station in Egypt and you want me to go back there?” He said, “Well, that’s what I wanted you to do.” He just got this in his mind, we’ve got one old man, he’s eighty, and he has a stick. Well he can’t speak well and he’s an old man with a stick. So He told Moses, “Go to Egypt and confront pharaoh.” Moses said, “Send Aaron, let Aaron go, he can talk well.” So God keeps putting pressure on him. Moses said, “God, I don’t even know who you are. I don’t even know your name and you want me to go there into Egypt, one of the mightiest military armies in the world and you want me to go there to confront pharaoh? Who shall I say sent me?”

Exodus 3:11 Moses said, “Who am I that I should go to pharaoh that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Moses is feeling very insecure at this point because he realizes that though he know this God, he really doesn’t know who’s talking to him. He’s very insecure because he’s losing this battle. God keeps talking, “You are to go…you are to go…” and so he’s feeling very insecure. Then God said this to him in

Exodus 3:13-14 “Moses said to God, ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Moses is really having problems with this whole thing. He said, “What kind of a name is that? Tell them ‘I AM’ had sent you?”

God had never up to this point revealed who He really was. Moses got a problem now because he got several million people heading into a wilderness with no water, with no food. Moses background was pretty good because he has been brought in up in Egypt in pharaoh’s palace where they had the mentality: “we can do anything.” They never lose the battle. They build up pyramids; Moses was schooled in Geometry and all those kinds of things. He knew. That was his background. But he said, “This is really a difficult task. All of this million people, you want me to take care …without food and water?” But God was insistent.

Moses asked, “Who’s going to help me with this? Who’ll you going to send with me? I can’t do this.” Yet He said, “I know you by name and thou also found grace in my sight.” Moses said, “If I found grace in your sight, show me your way that I might know you, that I might find grace in your sight and consider this nation your people, they are not my people.” So he put in the whole thing back on God now. He’s addressing God saying, “If I found grace in your sight, you have to tell me now that you are going with us.” Moses was saying, “If you don’t go with me, I am not going.” Secondly, he says, “I need to know what you are like. What kind of a god you are.” and so God said, “My presence shall go with you and that I’ll give you rest.” Moses said, “Well if your presence goes with me, that’s fine because I’ve seen what you did with all of the plague. But I still don’t know who you are. I still don’t know what your name means.”

Moses goes on, “Go show me your glory, show me what makes you different from all the other gods. Show me what makes you so glorious of a god. I don’t know of what you’re like. I don’t know if you’re an angry god, I don’t know who you are; show me what makes you so special, so glorious.” So God responds to Moses by revealing His identity, what makes God who He is.

Exodus 33:19 “Ok Moses, I’ll make all my goodness to pass before you, I will proclaim of my name of the Lord before you, and I’ll be gracious of whom I’ll be gracious and I will show mercy on whom I’ll show mercy. You can’t see my face but I’ll put you in the cleft of this rock and I’ll show you my glory.”

Emphasis: “I’ll make all my goodness to pass before you. And I will proclaim the name of the Lord to you.” God is now linking His name to His character, to who He is. He said, “I am all of these things.”

Exodus 34:5-7

The Lord is God, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation. ”

God was saying, “Moses, do you want to know who I am? I am all of these things…I am goodness, I am mercy, I am long-suffering, I am gentle, I am all of these things, keep my mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquities and transgressions, I am long suffering, I am abundant in goodness, that’s who I am..And that’s what my name means. I AM all of these things.

We have a hazy understanding of what the glory is. The glory of God is just a manifestation of the goodness of God. When you are manifesting the love of God, light comes out of you, it comes from your spirit and that spiritual light comes through your body and it comes out and it clothes you. When you manifest the love of God, when you manifest love, joy, peace, long-suffering, these lights and colors and smells comes through you. And it forms a cloud around you. That’s why the bible said that the glory of the Lord is going to rise, it’s not going to come down on you, but it’s going to rise from the inside of you because you’re manifesting the nature of God, His name is upon you.

And as God said, “I proclaim all of these things,” the cloud is there. When we see the cloud of glory in a meeting, often I see a cloud of glory, what is that? It’s a manifestation of the goodness of God in your midst. It’s what He is emanating–love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, all those things. That’s God present in His nature in a form of a cloud.

God shared His character with Moses, His character, His attributes, that made up of who He is. The more I get to know the Lord, the more I know how kind He is. He is the kindest person I have ever met. Unbelievably kind. People have this concept of God, you know, ‘Oh they’ll judge you.’ He forgives, He’s good, He’s long-suffering, He can be totally trusted, and the thing we have been granted of the privilege of using His name, the name in His son Jesus. We have been granted the privilege to use His name to dispense His goodness into a dying world. That’s what the name of Jesus means. It’s His character. It’s His goodness. We have been granted the responsibility and the right.

This generation will taste the goodness of who God is through you. It will be through God’s people. Deliverance and healing and infinite blessing will be presented to this world by a people who know His name. And the world will see Jesus; this last generation will have a visitation of Jesus in every nation, in every tribe, in every tongue through His people. They will see Jesus in you. They will experience the power of Jesus through you. They will experience healing and miracles of Jesus through you, His name will be upon you. The glory of God, the goodness of God is going to be seen across this nation. This is not going to be some sovereign glory coming from heaven that will happen but that not what’s going to change the people.

When He’s going to bring His glory to this nation, there are people that will stand upon his feet and start to manifest Jesus to this world. There’s going to be calamities. And you’re going to be there to pick up the pieces. You’re going to be there to pick them up and heal them. You show them who Jesus is. You bring Jesus to them.

I had a vision many years ago of a nuclear explosion. It was in Russia. But in this vision I saw, people in the spirit were taking people to the Lord and they were healing people who had radiation sickness. Many of them would have died. But these people were there healing them. God took some people in there and healed many, not all but many who had radiation sickness and would have died. They went in Spirit and healed them.

We’re going to go in flesh now when this tragedy is going to come in the earth. You’re going to pick them out in the rubble, stand upon your feet and say, “In the name of Jesus be healed!” and you’re going to raise the dead because many will be dead.

When this judgment is on the earth, the people will learn righteousness. This is disaster-relief from the church of Jesus Christ on the earth. These judgments are redemptive. They’re going to condition the people to accept the Lord. Christ in you is the only hope in this generation. That’s the hope of glory coming to this world. The glory of the Lord shall arise upon you; shall be seen upon you. The multitudes shall come into the kingdom of God.

Let me tell you a vision I had in October 2010. I got up one morning. I made a cup of coffee. I sat down and put the coffee down and ask the Lord, “What’s for today Lord? What do you want to say?” and suddenly I was standing on a beach and I looked down on my feet and I looked for on my coffee and it’s all gone. I was standing on the beach. And I thought, “Lord, what is this all about?” and when I said that, suddenly I was standing on a boat far out to see. I thought, “This is all happening too quick for me. I’m on the boat now” and the Lord is standing on the boat. And I watch Him. His all nature’s beautiful. He opens His chest and pulled something out and I looked at it. It was a sextant , an instrument to measure where you are at sea, it’s before the time of satellites. And I thought, “Well if He does know the position, we’re in big trouble here.” And He took a bearing of the horizon and I know it’s difficult because I did a course on navigation and because we’re going as missionaries into the Pacific and we have to sail boats on our own. And so I took this course and you have to take a bearing on the horizon.

And the boats going up and down and soon as you hit the rays, you go click and then you take another bearing on a star and it’s going up and down and then you click. I thought, “Am I dreaming or am I awake?” I looked at the star and said, “I know that star. That star is Venus, a very bright star in the morning.” I thought, “That’s interesting.” Venus is known as the day’s star. And I notice that the ark of the sextant had 14 segments to it, that’s interesting.

Then the Lord looked at me and He said, “The time spoken of in the Word regarding the morning star is beginning on this day.” and my mind was running through the Scriptures to put it together.

The morning star…” He said, “…will arise over the next 14 years and become brighter and brighter. I will arise in my people like never before and evening time will be light.”

That was in Zechariah 14:7. “It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime—a day known to the Lord. When evening comes, there will be no light.”

Transfiguration…” He said, “…will start in many of my people and they will truly become light in this world.”

He accorded a scripture in Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”

He said, “Now…” and He said it three times. “Now you are the light of the world.” I looked at all of this and my mind was tracking scriptures and I thought about this. I went to ask the Lord a question. And I was back in my armchair in my coffee. I thought, “Lord, you could have waited 3 more seconds.”

But then I began to look into the Scriptures.

2 Peter 1:19 “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

I looked at it and thought, “Oh that’s what this was all about speaks of the day coming when the day star, morning star is going to arise within our heart in a very different way.

2 Peter 1:16 “We did not cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”

Jesus was transfigured as Peter said, “We saw this.” He shone and was transfigured and something happened to Him. Peter said, “We have not made this up. This is not some strange prophesy. It’s a sure word of prophesy and it’s going to happen in His people when that day dawns. It will then start to arise in their heart and we’ll see right down to the age, right down to this generation, what’s going to happen to us which is very different.

He said, we were eye-witnesses of this. When that voice came from heaven, we heard it.

This next feast, the feast of tabernacles, from now on the day’s star is starting to arise. There’s going to be a light and a power within you starting to arise which will begin to transform a work within you. There’s going to be a transfiguration. See transfiguration was not just for Jesus, we are following in His footsteps. He was the patterned Son. We are the sons that follow. Transfiguration is going to begin to take place within us.

Matt 17:1-2 “After six days Jesus took with Him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.”

Why is that in the Scripture? Because this is going to happen to God’s people at the end of the 6th day. We are living at the end of the sixth day now. We’re living at the end of 6000 years from Adam. The days are thousand years and Peter went on to say so we got a clear picture.

2 Peter 3:8 …that one day with the Lord is a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day.”

We now are living at the end of the sixth day. And the day star is arising. And as it is arising not as an external anointing but it is going to explode within us. It is an internal thing that is triggered which begins to come through us. It came right through the body of Jesus, His skin glowed and His clothes begun to glow. Something happened to Jesus on the inside and it reached critical mass and blown.He was transfigured.

It will start slowly within us and it has a lot to do with manifesting the love, becoming love, becoming the fruit of the Spirit. It has nothing to do with spiritual gifts, this has to do with love, this has to do with who you are until it reach a point that Jesus will say, “This is my beloved son.” then something changes within us. Jesus was totally different after that. If you’ll look at the life of Jesus after that, we have time for it, but if you’ll look at the life of Jesus after this experience, He was different and you’ll be different. This is where we are headed. His skin began to shine. When Moses came down from the mountain, his face was shining. When Steven was martyred, he looked at the heaven and his face was shining as if he looked like an angel.

Resurrection life reaches its fullness within the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

We see we spiritualize that. We said, “That (scripture) has spiritual meaning.” You know, when we don’t understand something we tend to spiritualize it. Theologians do that all the time. He said in a very plain, black and white English in our bible that “Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” then He said, “Do you really believe this?” Do you believe God’s going to have a generation that will not die? You can lay your life down but no one can take it from you. That’s the Lord’s permission.

What happens when that light within us which is critical mass explodes within us outwards with slow explosion? As it passes through our bodies, it renews every cell in our body. It eradicates every bad cell. It rearranges the cells. It passes through our soul, our body and these people stand on their feet totally healed if they were crippled, if they have an amputation, that leg will instantly go back, the cells in their bodies will be changed. They will stop aging. The cells will continually renew from that point. The brain cells will be renewed. Our understanding will go through…that is the power of God perfect in His bride. He’s coming for a perfect bride body, soul and spirit. Not just soul and spirit, you know, it’s a body.

Transfiguration is on God’s calendar for His church. And this was the most exciting things that I’ve ever known. That’s why Jesus said, “Do you really believe this?” Paul said that the last enemy that all of us have to overcome is death. There have been generations after generations after generations which never overcame this enemy but Jesus said, “There’s going to be one generation who’ll still be alive by my coming. They will overcome death.”

In the darkest hour of this planet, God’s people will be light. Jesus will first come in His people before He comes for His people. We have to manifest the name of God, who He is to one last dying generation. We have to bring His goodness, His compassion, His love to a world plagued with tragedies, hunger and starvation, plague with all of these things. Saviors shall arise, the bible says, come from mount Zion, the son of righteousness.

Malachi 4:2 “But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.”

Malachi saw that “…with healing in his wings” totally transforming us.

I have seen visions of the army of the Lord where they were completely invincible to anything. The light around them just killed everything that was coming against them. This is the army of the Lord, but the sun of righteousness is going to arise with healing within us. This is not the rapture. This happens before the rapture. This is the army of the Lord that Joel saw. This is for those who will press in to the Lord.

Morning star began to arise.

Revelation 2:25 “Only hold on to what you have until I come.”

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”

The Lord Jesus said there’ll be earthquakes in diverse places, famines, pestilences, fearful sights, great signs from heaven,

Earthquake in Japan. God spoke to me in early 1970s that there’s going to be an earthquake in Japan with 9.1 magnitude. So every time there’s an earthquake I looked at it and say, “Oh that’s not it…that’s not it…that’s not it…” and then there came an earthquake with 9.1 on the rectos scale with a tsunami. God told me back in the 70s, “When that happens, the world will never be the same again. It will have a ripple effect on the economy of the world, collapsing the economy again, it will be like a stake in the ground, and from now on things will change. The world will never be the same again.”

And I talked to the Lord about this vision back in the 70s, and I said, “Lord, that’s a big statement, ‘the world will never be the same again.” He said, “…the world will never be the same again, the economies of the world will never be the same again and there will be a continuous chain reaction of earthquakes in the earth that will not cease until I return and the church shall begin to arise into a new day.”

I have waited for nearly 40 years for this to happen.

And the invitation to this generation is He wants to give you the bright and morning star.

When Jesus took those three measurements, one on the horizon and one for the star and then He took the time. You need these factors to plot the positions. And everything is lined up and that lined up when that earthquake hit Japan. Why that thing happened? I don’t know but God told me that it will never be the same again.

God is love. Who are you? What is your name? The bible said, “God will put His name on our foreheads.” God cannot trust you with authority unless there’s a high level of manifestation of love in your life because you’ll do great damage if you have authority and misused it. Do you know when you’re given an authority God does not take it back. It can’t be misused and what you’ll saying will come to pass. If you have a high level of authority good or bad, in God or not in God, it will happen. Authority is a frightening thing and it can only be exercised in the will of God and out of a pure heart of love wanting to redeem people. It is not there for judgment. It is there for redemption to save much people alive.

You are called to save much people alive. And when these calamities increase in the earth, God wants you to be there not just to see it but to rescue the people.

It’s going to be bad out there, darkness will cover the earth but the glory of the Lord shall rise upon you and harvest shall come to you. It will come to you. And the glory of the Lord shall be seen upon you because of what’s emanating from you. How many of you here heard about John J. Lake?

John J. Lake, a great man of God, great healing ministry was in South Africa. There was a deadly plague crossing the nation of Africa. People were dropping like flies and just dying and then he went into the midst of this to pray with people and so he was told, you can’t come in here, you’ll die, you have not been inoculated and you’re not authorize to come in here. The man is dying at his feet and so he took some of the foam from that dying man’s mouth, held it in his hand and said, “Put it on to your microscope.” There’s a plague but the whole thing just died within his hand. Then he went around that whole camp praying for the sick and they were healed. Some of the dead were raised. That is what you have to do in the coming days. That’s who you are. Who are you?

Do you know, we say if we have love we have this fruit of the spirit, we have peace but you only have what you can hold under pressure. It’s easy to have these things when everything’s going nice but when someone crosses you, betrays you, what’s going on in your mind? ‘I’m going to kill that guy…’ come on! I know you people, you’re just like me. When your mind, listen to me, I was told this in heaven by Enoch. When your mind and the words that you speak lose the power to hurt anyone then God will allow you to walk with those who walk at the high realm of His presence. You hurt anyone when you think bad about the person, because you just don’t think bad about the person, you said something out when you think something bad about person. If I think bad about you, I emanate something against you, right? Because it’s not just words. There is a power; there is a light that comes out of me if I think bad of you. Then demons get into that beam of light, negative light and attack that person. And all you just have to do is to think bad. If I’m jealous of you, that jealousy emanates from me as a color, sound, light, it’s negative, it’s bad, and it will hit you and its demonic spirit then has the ability to enter that and attack you of what I have emanated.

How you think about people is very important. That’s why we have to bless, bless, bless, bless everyone. Bless your children. And when your mind and your mouth lose the power to hurt, you find your place among the high realms who walk with God.

God gave the priests in Numbers 6 a prayer that they would have prayed over the people and He said, “If you pray this prayer, I will put my name on the people.” His name is His goodness, I AM kind, loving, caring…He said, if you pray this prayer, I will put my name on the people.

Number 6:22-27 “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:

The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

So they will put My Name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

To God be the glory!

Blessings for the Philippines (24th National Prayer Gathering Excerpts on the Seven Cities’ Anointing)

Excerpts on the Seven Cities’ Anointing

Bro. Vincent Selvakumar

Session 10 Day 02 April 10, 2013

God’s seven spirits will come upon the land; fill the land and will be carried to other nations.

  1. LEGAZPI City – Prophetic anointing will be supreme in this city, coming like rain. Even in that small worship service, that anointing will manifest resulting to rising up of prophets from this city. Renowned prophets will rise up from this city. Youthful girls, old, young prophets will rise up from here.

The prophets that come from this city will be different that demonstrates the power of God to the world. You will be able to see many prophets in the bible. Some prophets only prophesy; some demonstrates the power of God to the world like Elijah. He did not write many prophesies like Isaiah and Ezekiel, he has not spoken many prophesies but he demonstrated the power of God. He commanded fire to come down. The prophets that will rise from this city will shake the nations of the worlds, even raise dead people, can do impossible miracles, and command the mountains and clouds. No one can stand them. They’ll answer by fire and flame; will prove God what is Science and wonders.

God said, “It will come to pass.” Whatever God intends to do, nothing will be stopped. Many young people rise up in great numbers, will not hide away or afraid from Ahab or Jezebel. Their hearts will be filled with boldness. They will open the rivers; they will walk on the waters like they walk on the road. The mighty hand of God will be with them. They will walk as the road on Moses hands.

That anointing will be poured on many churches and many small groups and many young people to see the word of God. Many people from other nations will come to your land to see the things of God. God will bring you to other nations. The Lord said, “You are witnesses to His glory.”

  1. CAGAYAN DE ORO City – Prophetic anointing will come upon this city says the Lord. The Lord’s rain will come upon this city continually, not only in the churches or in the places where people are gathered but even when people are walking on the streets, the rain will fall. The Lord will raise up youths for Him. They’ll be like flaming fire. They will be like people who will receive words from the Lord. They will be prophets that will receive words from the Lord. The angels will meet with them. The scroll of God will be revealed to them.

Cagayan de Oro city will be known as a city wherein angels ascend and descend. Angels will come and meet the people in that city, and young girls, even the small children, the Lord specifically said that. Even when the children are sleeping; they will wake them up and speak to the children. As the Lord called Samuel, such voice will be heard in many places in that city. Angels will surround the city. That anointing will be different, their eyes, ears will be opened, received words from the Lord, they will see visions, taken into spiritual realms as John heard the voice, “Come up!”, the youths in that city will hear such voices very often.

An incident happened in the life of Ezekiel wherein the Lord stretched forth His hand and took the hair of Ezekiel and took him to a different place. That same thing will happened to the youth of that city. They will walk in the secret places of heaven and heard sound of chariots and of trumpets in their ears.

  1. LIPA City– The Lord has remembered that city. The Spirit of God will manifest the words of God very strongly in that city. The last days’ anointing will come mightily upon that city. As the clouds will gather together and cause a mighty rain. The Holy Spirit will come like a mighty rain upon them.

The Lord will work wonderfully in that city. The Holy Spirit’s work will be great there. The people who’ll be anointed in this city will be made to known of the secrets of God’s word.

In the last day’s generation and people, new words and commandments will come from this city.

Lipa City will be very blessed as the hand of the Lord is manifested in your midst. As the commandments of God came forth from Mount Sinai, God says His word will come forth from Lipa city. So far, these things have kept hidden.

Three kinds of hidden teachings will come out from this city. It will open the eyes of the last day’s people. It will strengthen the people. It will prepare the people for the coming of the Lord. And it will be taken all over the world. For this purpose, God will raise up the young people. God will raise up mighty people for this purpose. The Holy Spirit will open the eyes of the people and will work mightily in this city. The Lord’s Spirit told me that He’ll speedily do it. The Lord said, “It is coming swiftly!”

  1. PAMPANGA City – many people will be filled from their thirst in this city. The Spirit of God will reveal to the world secrets that has never been revealed before, will walk mightily in that city.

God revealed many secrets to many prophets. He revealed His secrets to Daniel but He said to them one thing, “Till the day comes, you must seal them.” Behold that day has come. The people who’ll break the seals will come from Pampanga. God will break the seals in that place. And He will reveal the secrets and that anointing will come upon those people. And the people who will break those seals will rise up mightily from this city. The last days’ mysteries that are kept sealed in this place will be broken and be made manifests in the world from this city.

The Lord says there will be an anointing in their eyes, on their ears and on tongues. That anointing will do a great work in them. The scales of their eyes will drop down. With their sight, they will see heaven. They will go up to heaven and will come down. They will reveal to the people the secrets. When John was in the land of Patmos, the Word of the Lord came to Him. He was taken to heaven and stood in the place where no else can stand. He went and stood at the throne of God. He stood at the place where the 24 elders stand. He heard the words of what was spoken. John received a blessing which no one else had received. And the Lord said, “That same blessing has been promised to the young people, to the senior citizens, to ministers of God.” They will lift up the word of God. Their eyes and their ears will hear and see face to face in heaven. They will bring to the people what they see. The Holy Spirit will work on them of the anointing to reveal secrets.

  1. PETROS City – God’s anointing will come upon this city. The last day’s anointing will come mightily upon this city. God’s trumpet and horns are planted in your city. It will be known as ‘a trumpet of God’ city. It will be known as God’s horn. God will touch the young people, children, churches of that city. Many people will rise up with zeal in that city.

The people who are mighty in the spirit will rise up in that city. They will prepare the way of the Lord in that city. They will not fear Satan. When Satan hears their names, he will tremble. God will give drawn swords in their hands; a double-edged sword will come out from their mouth. It will be a flaming consuming fire sword.

They will do great things for God. They will not fear any man. They will challenge the government. They will remind the people of John the Baptist. They will not expect profit from the world. They will say what is right and what is wrong. They will be bold like Elijah. They will threaten Jezebel. They will cause Jezebel to be afraid. They will convict people of sin. They will speak very clearly to the people the things concerning the Lord.

Before God’s ways and judgments will come upon the land, they will warn those nations of the coming judgments of God and they’ll be used by God as God’s trumpet. Even the government will be afraid of the words that are coming from their mouth, even the kings will be afraid. God will raise up such mighty people from Petros city. It will make the way before the Lord, it will make the way straight before the Lord like the voice of the one crying in the wilderness, such voice will come out of them.

  1. BAGUIO city – God’s grace will come upon Baguio city. The last anointing will come mightily upon this city. Among all the seven cities, God’s anointing will first come in this city. God’s anointing will all be poured completely upon this city. God’s precious ointments will spread all over this city.

In this city there will be last day’s ways to be made ready and prepared for the people of God. It will be known as a training center for the last day’s people of God. Last days houses will rise up in this city that will housed people in the end times and in the tribulation day that they will not fail in their faith.

God will feed many people in this city. The elders and the young people will be filled in this anointing. Young people will rise up mightily to serve. The Lord will raise up huge wall as with the Spirit. This city will be protected by the Spirit of God. The evil ones will not be able to touch the borders of the city. God will raise up many fathers in this city who will nourished others. They will open the eyes of others in the land. They will establish others to stand as witnesses for the Lord. They will instill the fear of God in the hearts of many people. They will sow into the hearts of the people to rise up as zeal martyrs for the Lord.

This will be known as city of refuge for the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord will howler in this city. This will be hidden by the wings of the Lord and the shadow of the Lord will be over it. The feet of the Lord will walk in this city. It will be filled with the presence and fragrance of the Lord. This city will be lighted with the light that will come from the eyes of the Lord. God will surround the walls of the city with His lightning and thunder. It will be protected from danger.

  1. MANILA city – behold the anointing of God will come upon this city. The last days’ anointing will come upon this city. God will use this city as Jerusalem to meet His people. Your hands will go forth from this place. God will bring forth new gifts from this city.

This will be a city led by God like mount Zion. God will gather many people from this city. God will reveal His plan through this city. God’s eyes will be upon this city. God will remove evil from this city. God will make many plans to come out from this city. God’s people will be gathered to this city from many places in your city and from many parts of your city and from the many cities of your land. God will cause them to come and gather as often. God will reveal many last days’ plans to His people. God will filled them with new gifts and send them out.

We give thanks to God for the many good plans He had for your cities. These are the many plans that God has kept in His heart. When you are zealous to keep heed on the commandments of God, when you are careful to walk according to the commandments of God, when you take responsibility and begin to pray for the things that God spoke for the cities, all the good things that God has planned for your cities, nothing will fail.

And the Lord said, “Certainly, I will fill your land with goodness.” God will cover your cities with the shadow of His hands. Behold, I will give you a word,” says the Lord. “The blessings and the words that I spoke to you are shortly coming after. All you people of God, if you hear the Word of God, you will be blessed. Oh you churches, if you open your ears to My words, you will be blessed. Then very quickly, I will break My anointing portals and with my seven anointing, I will smear all your cities with this oil. I will seal you with my grace.” God says that none of His words will fall to the ground.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

ART OF INTERCESSION: Ingredients for an intercessor

Why are some of our prayers unanswered?

Are there standards when praying or are there any principles when you come before the Lord?

What really is an intercessory prayer?

These are few among many questions that runs through my mind before I learned about intercessory praying…when I started to pray for others; eliminating those ‘selfish prayers’.

Thank God, He directed me to come across Sadhu Sundhar Selvaraj’s message to the Philippine Intercessors entitled “Art of Intercession.

Here it goes since I also wanted to share it to you.

Art of intercession (equipping)”

After you have been sanctified and prepared by the Lord, the third step after you have been prepared and commissioned in the royal priesthood is to know the duties of the priests. We learn that priests should offer sacrifices.

Intercession is not simply praying. It is an art that can be cultivated, that can be learned through practice and there are kinds of approach before God. The reason why I use the word art is because you cannot just simply learned it through any textbook, of course you can learn some principles from textbooks or from teachings like this but you take the principles and you need to tell-a-make it (?) to suit your personality and the Holy Spirit will come like a great friend and use your personality to teach you how to mold, find tune the art to walk with God.

Not all spirituality is the same. We have different levels. You may be greater than me. So when you approach God, you approach in a different level, and when I approach God in a different level. But when we apply the principles, it can be applied base on how we know God, how we walk with God. No two people’s lifestyles or character are the same. Since we’re not the same, you cannot copy my method. What works for me will not work for you. What works for one nation will not work for another nation because every people group has different culture, different lifestyle, and different way of thinking, what is black to me may not be black to you. You may have a different name for it. However biblical principles can be applied to all across the world.

An intercession is always a prayer that you do for others, very simple. It is a prayer, or a supplication or a pleading or a travailing that you do for others. It is not something that you do for yourself. When you do it for yourself, that’s not intercession. You can’t say, “I’m interceding for myself.” Some people do that you know, they call themselves intercessors, they go to intercessory prayer meeting and they end up praying for themselves.

Intercessory prayer is always for others. Why is it sometimes when you’re praying for others, it takes a long time for the answer to manifest? You may have found that you’re praying for your parents or your spouses or your children or for something and it seems that it’s not been answered at all. It takes a long time. The reason why it takes a long time because it involves another person’s will. God will not overrule a person’s will. Some people are quick to submit themselves; some are so stubborn like an ox that it requires them time to really bend and to become submissive to the work of the Holy Spirit. Once a person’s will become submissive to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit talk to them. So the prayers of intercession for another person will help that person to submit their will to God.

How do we engage in the attitude of intercession so that we can intercede correctly?

Intercession comes with 1 Hebrew and 3 Greek words:

1. ‘paga’ (Hebrew) means come and fall upon .

Numbers 16:20-23 tells us that when the people of Israel murmured against Moses and they were gossiping and backbiting and the anger of the Lord began to break out among the people and the judgment of God is about to be poured out. As soon as Moses and Aaron saw that, they fell on their faces. They frustrated themselves on the ground before the Lord interceding for Israel.

So the first definition here of intercession is “frustrating ourselves before God and crying out to Him.”

Physical acts are very important. You can stand and pray, you can walk and pray, you can jump up and pray, you can pray in your bathroom, you can pray while driving, you can pray anytime. However, there are certain principles, certain rules of prayer, of coming before God–protocol; this is the way to come before the Almighty God. You cannot do it any other way.

So the first is to fall upon your face before God and crying out to Him.

2. ‘Enteuxis’ (Greek) means meeting within conversation with a partition. To meet with someone, you communicate with them with a partition in your hand like you bring a partition before a person and you communicate with the person, pleading on the person base on your partition.

In Genesis 18:23-33 when the Lord God came to Abraham and told him He was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, look at the attitude and the way Abraham approach God, it was like a very friendly conversation between two friends. The bible says Abraham draw near to God and he talked with God like a bride would talk with the bridegroom. And as soon as God heard those words of loving-kindness, of compassion from his friend, He said, “All right Abraham, just for your sake I will not do that.” and that motivated Abraham, “…Lord what about 45, 40…35…?” He went on talking. In this particular incident, it is a conversation, a meeting between two friends.

Now this is the reason why I told you earlier it is an art because you must know the mood of God. And knowing the mood of God only then you can approach Him in the kind of a manner where you can approach. If He comes like a king, then you cannot talk to Him like a friend. That method won’t work. When He comes like a friend, don’t talk to Him like a beggar, like a citizen, it won’t work either.

That is why it is an art because it can only be cultivated through a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

3. ‘Entunchano’ (Greek) means to make intercession, to plead for a person.

The good example is the life and the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

Hebrews 7:25 tells us that He ever lives to make intercession for us. He pleads on behalf of a suffering person or a sinful person.

Early in my life, this has been my privilege to see the Lord Jesus Christ for the first time. When He walked into my room, that very circumstance was a circumstance that was of an intercessory prayer. It happened on the 3rd week of November 1983. I had gone into prayer closet to fast and pray for the whole day for the 300 people. So I take all the letters into my closet to pray. I waited on God for the whole day, fasting, praying, worshiping, and meditating the Word. And the last hour I spent was for intercessory prayer for all those needs. so I knelt down, “Holy Spirit I am going to pray for all these letters right now, please fill me with the spirit of intercession, help me to pray.” As I was about to finish that prayer, I heard the sound of the doorknob been turned. Normally nobody comes to disturb me or knock on my door when I am in prayer. I pull away the telephone cords and switch off my mobile phone. When the doorknob is opened I wonder who this person who come to disturb me is.

This was real; this is no more vision, as real as you see me standing before you. As the door opened, the Lord Jesus Christ stepped in. I was shocked. When I was small I was praying hoping to see the Lord but suddenly when He came, I was just too shocked because what I saw the Lord Jesus Christ was totally different from whatever I had imagined before. You know we have different imaginations on how Jesus Christ looks like. But to tell you, you will be greatly shocked. He is most beautiful beyond description. He was wearing a beautiful blue robe.

Then He closed the door. He walked straight towards me. I was still kneeling and shocked looking at Him. He’s very gentle having a very graceful walk; His face was shining with light with beautiful rosy red cheeks. His hair is resting on His shoulder, golden brown in color. He came and He stood. I just looked up at Him. I didn’t know what to say. Good morning or good evening, I didn’t know. Praise the Lord…or what to say, I didn’t know. I was also afraid to be very casual to say, “I’m so glad to meet you Lord.”

I did not speak anything mainly because I was shocked and awed by the beauty that was on Him. The Scripture says, he’s the fairest of ten thousands…but He’s more than that.

When He came, He said, “I have come to pray with you.” I was very surprised. I’ve never ever heard any teaching or doctrine or any theology like that before so before I could react to say anything, the Lord Jesus did something that greatly shocked me. He knelt down beside me and then He said, “Take your hands and put on the letters.” Only then I started speaking. I said, “I don’t even know what is on those letters shall I read to you one by one so that then we can pray together?” And the Lord Jesus gave a beautiful smile. Even that smile filled with love. I was so closed and I looked into His beautiful blue sea eyes. And it was so transparent as if you can see for miles deep into the eyes. He said, “Put your hands on these letters.” As I did, He laid His hands into my hands. He said, “Now let us pray.”

He lifted up His head and when He did, He begun to sigh and groan, that’s all for one entire hour–sighing and groaning, sighing and groaning and tears were rolling down His eyes like rivers.

I learned how to intercede by looking at the Lord Jesus. Every time we pray together whether on this earth or taken up to heaven, His method of prayer is always the same–groaning and sighing in prayer. Sometimes words come out from His mouth but all the words were filled with love and compassion. That is the ministry of Jesus prayer, interceding one by one. When He is through with the first prayer, He will turn and said, “Now this is the answer you shall write to that letter.” One by one we went through all 300 letters, not like what all the preachers including me do today, ‘Lord, we pray for all this requests.’ In the rushy-wishy world we live, we like to group them all together. I have been guilty of that. That is why I try to put a season of fasting and prayer so that I can individually pray for every one of them and not rush through.

I seldom give appointments to meet people because that robs my time. My call chiefly is to pray for people so I bend my knees to wait on Him. As according to my office as a prophet, I must wait at God’s feet to listen to what He says then come and speak to you. I must prepare myself as His mouthpiece so that every word that I speak does not come from my flesh but I’m just like a trumpet that blows His sound that will be crystal clear for all to hear, not mix with my flesh.

And we went through all the 300 letters and when we were through, He stood up, He laid His hand on me, and He prayed a wonderful prayer of blessing. From that day, my spiritual eyes were permanently opened. And when I close my eyes to pray, I always see the Lord Jesus. And when I see His face, I keep on pleading with Him until He says, “Yes that prayer is granted.” Until I hear Him say that, I never let go His feet. I kept holding His feet until He says, “Yes, I will do this because you ask.”

That is the Lord Jesus Christ’s ministry of intercession is.

4. ‘puperentunchano’ (Greek) means to intercede on behalf of another.

You will find that this particular word expresses a kind of intercessory prayer where it says to intercede on behalf of another. That is what the Holy Spirit does. Romans 8:26 says that the Holy Spirit helps our infirmity.

The word ‘help’ in Greek is very interesting. It is not like you understand that come to work together with you. It conveys a concept like this: the Holy Spirit comes and stands by your side, puts His arm around you and holds you close to His chest and upholds you, which means you are not praying in your strength. He holds you close and lifts you up. So together you will become one with Him and He then prays through you with groanings, utterings.

Have you seen some real intercessors? When they intercede, they are rolling on the floor, they just groan and utter. No words come out of their mouth. That is a deep level of intercession where the Holy Spirit comes upon them and takes hold of them. For lack of a better word let me use the word ‘possessed’. The Holy Spirit possesses them. You know if the evil spirit can possess a person, why can’t the Holy Spirit do that isn’t it? Why should we be afraid of the word ‘possessed’? The Holy Spirit takes hold of us and He uses us, our human organs to pray and intercede.

Intercession is the act of meeting with God by falling before Him, for pleading on behalf of another. This is intercession simply really means.

A true intercessor can never pray a 2-minutes prayer. Only professional prayer people will do that. Well I’m saying it very honestly. I’m not butter coating, I am telling you as it really is. A true intercessor cannot pray a professional 2-minutes prayer because they are different.

When you come and fall before God, you are so lost in crying and pleading for the person you are praying for. Time will just fly. You have to keep on praying until the burdens leave offs you. You cannot stop short of the burden lifting off you. If you fall short of the burden lifting off you, that prayer didn’t reach through. It didn’t reach the feet of the living God. It was not added to the incense in the bowls that the angels are carrying. You must keep on praying. How long will it takes? Sometimes several days!

In order to intercede, you need some ingredients. You need some spices to add some qualities that are necessary for an intercessor so that you can come before God. There are 5 main qualities or ingredients that are necessary for an intercessor.

Exodus 30:34 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Take fragrant spices–gum resin, onycha and galbanum–and pure frankincense, all in equal amounts.”

In this Scripture, Moses was commanded by God to make incense that is necessary to put on the altar of incense that should be burned and rise up continually 24 hours a day before the Lord God. Two furniture in the tabernacle were to be lit 24 hours a day–the candlestick and the incense. Look at how God carefully gives Moses instruction concerning the ingredients, not just any kind of incense.

Very specifically He told him of five things. Now what are they? Those five ingredients spiritually signify five different qualities that an intercessor must have in order to engage in an art of intercession.

Firstly, the Scripture says that they must be of the same weight.

The five ingredients must be of same weight means that if you’re praying alone, your spirit, your soul and your body must be one; if you’re praying in a group, everybody must be in one heart, one mind. You cannot pray like your mouth is praying something and your mind is wandering all over the Philippines. A lot of people are like that these days and they go to the pastor and say, “Pastor please pray for me, my mind always wanders whenever I pray or when I read the bible.” But when you’re gossiping your mind doesn’t wander. When you’re watching movies, your mind doesn’t wander. When you’re doing ungodly activities, your mind strangely does not wander. But when you are engage in a holy activity suddenly your mind takes off in a 747 Boeing and it goes around and around somewhere and it knows exactly when you say AMEN and it comes back. You cannot do that. You cannot be divided. If you are divided, your prayer will never be heard.

Matthew 18:19, “Where two or three are gathered in My Name, there I am in their midst.”

This Scripture simply means whenever two or three are gathered together in prayer or in a spiritual meeting, the presence of the Lord is in our midst. This Scripture also means: two and three– your spirit and your soul, that is two and the third person is the Holy spirit. Your spirit and soul becoming one with the Holy Spirit. When you become one with the Holy Spirit, there is stillness and quietness within your spirit and your mind, and when you become one with the Holy Spirit, you can see the Lord Jesus Christ standing in your midst.

I once demonstrated this in our family prayer meeting. It’s just a normal prayer meeting and the presence of the Lord came but because of some disunity among us or because they are not prepared to enter into the presence of God, it was rising up and going down, rising up and going down so I stopped the meeting. I read to them the Scripture, “The Scripture says that if two or three are gathered, the Lord Jesus will be in our midst, there are five of us here now, where is the Lord Jesus.” So everybody pointed a finger at one direction. “Oh He’s standing there.” “Really? Where? Show me,” I said, “But did your eyes see?” They all kept quiet so silently. I said, “So this is the way we’ll do, let’s be quiet for a moment now. Let’s bring our mind, our thoughts, our hearts, make them all still and quiet.” So for five minutes, everybody was still and quiet. “Ready? Let’s now worship the Lord.” Just barely 5 minutes into worship and every one of them saw the Lord standing in our midst.

When you come before God, you all must be one. If you’re praying in a group, everybody must be of one mind. You cannot think like “When will this preacher finish the preaching? There is another session after this and we need to go and eat.” You cannot think like that.

Now let me share with you an example that pains me till today even after 22 years. I was invited to speak at a Lutheran church convention. For three days, we had a wonderful meeting. On the last day, the church committee gathered together to give me their offering and they said, “Will you pray and bless us?” I said, “All right.” There were about 15 of them. They all knelt together in one of the elders’ house and I began to pray. As I was praying, the Lord Jesus appeared and said, “I am now going to lay my hands and bless every one of these elders, whatever words I give to you, tell them exactly like I show you.” So the Lord Jesus stood beside one elder and He turned and looked at me and He said, “This is the word you will tell Him.” So He gave blessings after blessings one by one by one after the five elders. When He came to the sixth elder, He stopped putting His hand on his head and turned unto me and said, “I am no longer wanted here. I am leaving now.” I said, “Lord, how can you leave? It’s not over yet, there are still 10 more elders Lord, what about the rest?” Again He repeated, “I am no longer wanted here. This man (the Lord pointed His finger to the 6th elder.), his heart is not here, he’s thinking in his heart right now ‘When will this man finish his prayer? My poor wife is waiting at home with dinner.

Unfortunately I am staying at that elder’s house. While the prayer is going on, he’s thinking like this in his mind. “…and my wife had cooked such a delicious food for this pastor, how come he’s going on praying and praying when it’s already 10 o’clock right now…when is he going to finish…my poor wife is…”

I was so upset and then the Lord said, “I am leaving.” and the Lord disappeared. I didn’t know what to answer to the rest of the elders who asked me, “How is it that you are not praying a blessing over us?” I didn’t want to insult or expose that elder in front of everybody else. I just kept quiet. I was very upset.

And this elder took me to his house because unfortunately I was staying in his house. So I changed my clothes and the wife came and warmly welcomes me and said, “Brother, we have been waiting for you, I cooked all great dishes for you on your last night with us.” I came and sat at the dining table and the wife showed me all the delicious food she has prepared. And before we said grace for the food, I looked at the elder and asked him, “Tell me, did you thought like this in your heart when you’re praying?” His eyes grew wide. His wife didn’t know what was happening. I said, “Did you thought like that?” He hung down his head and said, “Yes, I thought like that.” I said, “How in the world could you think about eating fruit that will perish when so many people have missed blessings because of you?! Their blood will be upon your head.”

I got up from the table and I walked away. I said, “I will not touched any single food from your house till the day I leave here and I’ll leave because this food in your household shall be cursed.”

And I left. I locked the door and then he told his wife all that happened and she got so mad with her husband, she scolded him, “How can you do like this?!”

Both of them came and pleaded with me asking for forgiveness, “Please come and eat.” I said, “I would never touch even a cup of tea in your house till I leave. If you can give so much importance to that which will come out of the body that you don’t care for the presence of the living God…” because that elder knows so well that the Lord Jesus was standing there blessing everyone of them, how dare then he think otherwise?!

The following morning, the wife brought me a cup of tea. I said, “No, I don’t want any tea, take it away.” And immediately I changed my clothes and I left their house.

Now, what happened that day was there was a chain of unity around the elders but when that one particular elder thought otherwise, the chain of unity was broken. See that is why when you come together to pray, it is so important that everybody must be of like mind.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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