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Friday, December 9, 2016

Stephen Powell: "Don't Allow the Enemy to Take My Ravens Out of the Church!" - The Elijah List

Stephen Powell: "Don't Allow the Enemy to Take My Ravens Out of the Church!"

The Elijah List
Dec 9, 2016

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This is a "wow" word full of prophetic'll be at the "edge of your seat" so to speak, as you read through it. Stephen Powell is an upcoming voice in the prophetic and his words are hitting like arrows as you read through them.
Stephen writes a potent article about finances, the economy and how the Church needs to respond in this hour. Stephen shares here:
"Manage wisely, but make decrees. Expect the miraculous even in your money, and I will cause the windows of Heaven to open in your life and cause My face to shine upon you even through these windows," says the Lord.
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Preserving the Ravens of God
"And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." (1 Ki. 17:4)
God says, "The enemy is trying to take the ravens out of the Church." Ravens represent supernatural provision (see 1 Ki. 17:4). Even though we can make money and prosper according to laws of economics in the earth, there is a higher way, a higher culture, that the Church is connected to called the economy of Heaven. Ultimately, all of the economies of the earth are subject to this economy, even though many are not aware of it.
Whole nations have risen and fallen on supernatural culture giving because this culture, which has these supernatural acts, are beyond the natural. They are of the eternal Kingdom, and when they are inserted into the earth's matrix by faith, all other economies are subject to them.
When God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, He blessed them tremendously even with the bounty of that land. They came out loaded with camels, livestock, gold, silver and precious stones. They plundered the enemy (Ex. 12:35)! But almost immediately they began to manifest the Egypt in their hearts by pouring their resources into an idol (Ex. 32:4).
"So it is in the world today. Resources flow to build what's in the heart of the nations! So be prepared to see more Apostolic Kingdom-building in the days to come than we've ever seen before, because the light of God's glory will continue to break through into the hearts of mankind, even kings and men of influence," says the Lord!
Israel had a Moses, and God has still blessed His Church and His world with many like Moses— many who will go up on the mount at times even without food and water and without the most basic needs to plead on behalf of God's people. These people have stood in the gap and cried for a better tomorrow.
"They have not cried in vain," says the Lord. Their cries have been heard for many long years and God is bringing grace in ways we cannot even see or comprehend. For where there is gross darkness—even deep error and sin—grace does much more abound in these areas, for darkness doesn't stand a chance against the light! (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
God's Miracles and Provision Are His Pleasure
Moses began to establish the nation in righteousness and justice and many of the laws of the Kingdom of God while governing in the earth. Many of these principles—these Kingdom revelations—although being refined through the person of Christ and His Gospel of grace, will forever remain because God's Laws and Kingdom are eternal.
In this establishing, Moses called for the building of a structure which God gave the blueprint for through the heavenly vision (Ex. 25:9). He called for the linens, the badger skins, the dyed garments, the bronze, the stones, the precious metals and the gold. He called for the wealth which God had given even in the form of seed. This was Kingdom government and order being established by God's people even through lavish giving. Listen to the extraordinary account of this scenario unfold in the book of Exodus.
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"The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done." Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: "No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary." And so the people were restrained from bringing more, because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work."(Ex.36:5-7 NIV)
This is an apostolic foundation even for a nation state; one nation under God being poured into through supernatural giving.
The Lord would say unto the Church, "Don't allow the enemy to take My ravens out of the Church. Some of your teachers have told you to put away the ravens and not to let them out. They say, 'You're a fool if you believe in financial miracles, you're a fool if you think seriously about such things as gold and glory.' But I would say unto you, 'Did not your Lord, Jesus Christ, say unto His disciples to pay the taxes due unto Caesar but then turned around and command that the tax be paid supernaturally by the mouth of the fish? Did not I shift the heavens to bring down quail and manna in the midst of My people; in the midst of their wanderings? Am I not the God of the supernatural that takes delight in it?"(Photo via Pixabay)
The Lord would say, "I'm telling My people to be good stewards and open up your windows, Malachi's windows, so the ravens can find their home in your life. Manage with wisdom but expect the God of miracles to send the ravens. This is My pleasure," says the Lord.
"And as you learn to find taxes in the fish's mouth, flesh in the raven's beak, even honey in the lion, I will bring more fish, more birds, more beasts with the earth's sweetness—even the wealth of the land. This is a key to moving beyond the earth's economy into My supernatural economy of Heaven," says the Lord!
"Manage wisely, but make decrees. Expect the miraculous even in your money, and I will cause the windows of Heaven to open in your life and cause My face to shine upon you even through these windows," says the Lord.
"Each window has an angel assigned. But if you don't work with the angels by embracing the economy they work in, they will move onto another that opens the window for them, even with their faith and agreement," says the Lord.
New Apostolic Foundations for Nations
There were many wonderful things that our nation, the United States, was built on. At the nation's founding we saw apostolic fathers arising and making the foundation of this nation into an altar of sacrifice. This being similar to the foundation for Solomon's reign which was founded in sacrifice (1 Ki. 3:4).
It's a matter of history that many of our founding fathers gave vast sums of their wealth away, giving into the cause of the revolution, sacrificially giving to establish the foundation of a new nation (1). Many of these fathers gave their lives for the love of something, which they received from God. They gave so much because of the the hope that God gave them—that liberty and freedom might reign in this new world!
The Lord says, "I'm bringing together apostolic fathers again, not just in the Church but in nation and state. They will break up the old foundations that offend and pour new strength into the Constitution even into your foundation as a nation to stand and trust God once again for our greatest days. This foundation will undoubtedly be built on truth. And not a convenient truth, but a tried truth, a proven truth, a loving truth," says the Lord.
"The people who pour it and the people who build it will be good for their word. For it will be a striking trait of this new apostolic company of government reformers. They will keep their word, even with grace to carry it through. There is rising a greater part with you, for the giving of the word, and the 'yes' and 'amen' that comes with it.
"This will build impeccable character and rapport with the people. They will continue to be less touchable, even in many ways beyond previous reproaches that so weighed down previous teams. But in standing in truth they will be strengthened by the God of truth, and they will effectively lay the foundation for America's new day even pave the way for the greatest harvest with love, sweat and tears for this nation," says the Lord! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Love & Blessings,
Stephen Powell
Lion of Light Ministries

Stephen Powell is an Itinerant Minister commissioned under Steve Toliver of "Abundance of Rain Ministries", and is an Associate Revivalist through "Fresh Fire Ministries" under Todd Bentley. When he was a teenager God began to visit Stephen in powerful encounters in the Secret Place during extended seasons of fasting and prayer which has released a deep and tangible anointing in his life! Stephen's passion is to perpetuate revival culture where ever he goes and continue to walk in greater demonstrations of intimacy, power and glory with Jesus! He currently resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina with his wife and four children, and serves on Todd Bentley's Senior Apostolic Board.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Real Reason the Enemy Is Targeting You Right Now - TERESA SHIELDS PARKER CHARISMA MAGAZINE

The enemy has a plan for your life. (Seth Doyle)

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Do you know that the enemy believes in your greatness more than you do? Why do you think you are battling fear, discouragement, frustration and brokenness? The enemy would not mess with you if you were no threat to him, if you were not about to step into your destiny.
He knows beyond a shadow of a doubt God is preparing you for greater things, greater vision, greater impact on the world. He knows it because he feels the movement in your spirit, the turning of your heart towards God. Until he sees that, he knows he doesn't have to work hard to keep you ineffective. When God begins stirring your spirit, the evil one wakes up and starts to work.
He puts together an action plan designed specifically to thwart your forward advance. He knows he can't stop God, but he also knows he's stopped you before and he'll try again. Why? Because his main mission is to "steal, kill and destroy"1 your destiny.
Most of the time, he doesn't have to work hard. It doesn't take much to throw you off course. All he has to do is throw together a few things that he knows will cause fear to rise up in you, and then he's got you.
Fear is one of his biggest weapons because it's just False Evidence Appearing Real. In other words, he does what he does best. He lies to you. He loves to do that. He's a master at it. "When he lies, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."2
He whispers half-truths and lies and builds them in your mind until you are so afraid you cannot move. Paralyzed with fear, you cower and hide. "It would be better for me to go back to the way I was," you tell yourself. "At least then I didn't have all these things coming against me."
It's exactly what the children of Israel said in the wilderness. They wanted to go back because they were afraid they would die. Even the being in bondage in Egypt looked better than going through what they had to go through to get to the Promised Land.3
Destiny Sign
Don't worry, though, you can immediately recognize what he is doing. It's like he's flashing a neon arrow right at the very thing that will move you to your next step into your destiny.
Just look at what you afraid of. He's going to throw a roadblock of fear so you won't go forward. So stop and think through this. What is the biggest thing you are afraid of? Where is your greatest area of resistance? What causes you to say, "That's impossible? I could never do that."
Just remember what Joseph said to his brothers: "you intended to harm me, but God intended it for good."4 
Many things look impossible, but when you surrender and allow God to take over, all things are possible.5 
God makes you a possibilitarian when you finally get a vision for what He is doing in you and on the earth. Of course things are impossible in your own strength.
When you surrender your weaknessesat His feet, God says, "Good, now you're ready to take this on, because you can't, but I can through you. When you are weak, then I am strong."7
What if when fear starts rising up in you, instead of running the other way, you run towards it. You take God at His Word and do what He says. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."8
In the strength and power of God, you walk towards the fear and right through it because on the other side of that fear is your breakthrough, your greater, your appointment with destiny.
Promised Land
Kris Vallotton of Bethel Church says it this way, "On the other side of fear is your Promised Land." Vallotton goes on to say that of the 10 who went to spy out the Promised Land, eight came back afraid of giants in the land. Look back at the scriptures. They never encountered a giant in the Promised Land until Goliath during David's time. "They were afraid of an illusion. They saw what they feared," he said.
What are you afraid of? God is not worried about it. He sees you as a mighty person of valor, just like he did Gideon hiding out in the winepress.8 God sees beyond your circumstances to your destiny.
He's already got it prepared for you. Now, hand your fear to Him and just walk into your greater.
1 John 10:10 (MEV)
2 John 8:44 (MEV)
3 Numbers 14:1-3 (MEV)
4 Genesis 50:20 (MEV)
5 Matthew 19:26 (MEV)
6 2 Cor. 12:9 (MEV)
7 2 Cor. 12:10 (MEV)
8 Judges 6:11-12 (MEV)
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Monday, February 29, 2016

Watch Me Rise as Your Strong Defender by Lana Vawser - Identity Network

Watch Me Rise as Your Strong Defender


by Lana Vawser  Identity Network

I had an interesting vision today in worship, where I saw the Lord dressed as a mighty warrior and I saw Him marching, and behind Him were hosts upon hosts of angels. I then released that He was walking into the enemy's camp in the lives of believers and as I looked around, I could see things that belonged to the people of God that the enemy had stolen.

I saw the Lord walk up to the enemy and He grabbed him by the throat. The thing is, as the He grabbed the throat of the enemy, the enemy turned into what looked like a cartoon character. The Lord squeezed him and shook him and I saw the eyes of the enemy begin to bulge and bulge as the Lord began to shake him. The Lord is suffocating the enemy in your life in His defense of you. As I watched the expressions on the face of the enemy I began to laugh as it was so apparent who was the ALMIGHTY ONE, the One who holds ALL POWER and the one who has NO POWER! Again, I was reminded that the only power that the enemy has is the power that we give him as the people of God in our agreement, alignment or declaration.

As the Lord began to shake the enemy violently I saw all these things that the enemy had stolen, things that were in his possession that he had stolen from the people of God and they began to fall out of his hands and pockets. Things he had stolen and hidden were all falling out. He was losing his grip and there was nothing he could do about it. He was being reminded again by the Lord of his fate as the DEFEATED ONE.

A Great Comeback

I saw the angelic hosts begin to move through the enemy's camp and they were taking back everything that he had stolen. They were filling what looked like wheelbarrows full to the brim with possessions that belonged to God's people.

Where the enemy had attempted to bring SETBACK the Lord was establishing the great TAKE BACK, which was going to turn to a great COME BACK for the people of God.

I then saw the angelic hosts wheeling in gold wheelbarrows and they all lined up alongside the Lord on His left and His right. He lifted His hand and eyeballed the enemy, and He spoke: "RETURN SEVENFOLD!!!!!"  (Proverbs 6:31b) Suddenly I heard the LOUDEST thunderstorm. It was like a battle was being waged in the spirit, a fighting against a REPAYMENT to the people of God. 

Again, the Lord spoke with such authority "I SAID RETURN SEVENFOLD."  Instantly, it began to rain, it poured so heavily, torrential rain. As it rained, it was raining a SEVENFOLD INCREASE and MULTIPLICATION into the lives of God's people in EVERY area the enemy had stolen, killed and destroyed. The golden wheelbarrows were being filled to overflowing with the sevenfold COMPLETE multiplication and increase. I wondered why the wheelbarrows were golden and suddenly the sense surrounded me that the sevenfold multiplication and increase was coming with great favor and anointing! THE BEST!!!

Stopping the Enemy in His Tracks

The Lord released the enemy and threw him to the ground and began to walk out of the enemy's camp. He then turned around and He BLEW fiercely upon the enemy's camp and confusion was sent upon them. The enemy was being stopped in his tracks with any rising up in retaliation against the people of God in this restoration and increase.

The Lord is rising as your strong defender! Just watch and see how He is going to show Himself strong on your behalf. Watch the sevenfold return that is entering and going to enter into your life.

The stage has been set.

Where the enemy brought SETBACK, the Lord is establishing the great TAKE BACK, which is turning to a great COME BACK for you as you arise in more than you had before, stronger than you were before, and walking in a greater revelation of your authority in Him to overturn the works of the enemy.

Lana Vawser

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dutch Sheets: We Must Trust God and Not Ourselves - CHARISMA MAGAZINE

Dutch Sheets

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The new year is such a wonderful time, offering us the opportunity to look back on the road we've walked, and then dream with God to set bigger goals and tread higher ground. With the closing of 2015, troubles abound in our nation and abroad; even so, some still find themselves joyfully celebrating great victories in the Lord.
God has blessed us with His goodness and hope for what lies ahead. While reflecting upon these things, the Lord reminds me of a paramount principle He long ago seared upon my heart. It is a fundamental truth that can help us stay in God's will and fulfill His intended purpose for our life.
Horses and Chariots
When an alliance of enemy armies threatened Joshua and the people of Israel in their quest to possess the land promised to them, God encouraged them not to be afraid, promising to deliver the enemy into their hands. But the assurance of victory was accompanied by a set of critical instructions for maintaining their success. The Lord told them to hamstring the horses and burn the chariots they had acquired as spoils of war (Josh. 11:6).
To hamstring a horse is to cut a particular tendon so as not to kill or completely maim the horse, but certainly render it useless for engaging in battle or pulling chariots of war. Disabling the horses and destroying the chariots was God's way of ensuring Israel would not become self-sufficient and dependent on their own military strength and ability for winning future battles. Instead, they would be reminded to trust Him.
The Lord set this safeguard in place because there was a tendency among the people of Israel, as there is within all of us, to lean on Him in times of great need, yet fall back on our own abilities and strengths when our struggles wane. Psalm 106 illustrates this unfortunate truth. After God so powerfully delivered Israel from slavery, they quickly forgot His miraculous works and did not seek His counsel (verse 13).
History repeated itself after Israel's conquest of Jericho when they set out to take Ai, a small and seemingly weak city. Having become overconfident and self-sufficient after miraculously winning the battle at Jericho, they did not seek the Lord's counsel for taking Ai. Attempting to go against the enemy in their own strength and ability, they suffered a most humiliating defeat.
Friends, especially after we've experienced times of great success, breakthrough, or promotion, we cannot forget our source of strength! We must rely on the Lord even more, with all the "more" He entrusts to us.
Lean on the Lord
In this season, God is attempting to give us a greater understanding of His authority and strength for breakthrough in our personal lives and family, for all of our labors, and for this nation as a whole. But we won't grasp the concept of operating successfully in God's delegated authority if, even unconsciously, there is any form of self-sufficiency in us. We must recognize that each day we need God's wisdom for our decisions and His strength for everything we undertake.
There are times in life when we are traveling upon what seems to be familiar ground. In those instances, it is important that one not give place to presumptuous self-sufficiency with a "been there, done that" mentality. Even in the seemingly easy times, we must be careful to heed the words of Proverbs 3:5-8:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your body, and strength to your bones" (MEV).
Boast in the Lord
There are other times when the Lord will take us into situations where we feel a degree of intimidation, facing challenges that seem beyond our natural abilities. Following the example of the apostle Paul, we go to the Lord and say, "Lord, I want to glory in my weakness, because You then can be strong in me" (2 Cor. 10:17, 12:10; Ps. 20:7; Joel 3:10b).
Our greatest asset can be our area of weakness if we allow it to drive us to God, His vast wisdom, His limitless ability and His magnificent strength, rather than trust in our own.
"Thus says the LORD, 'Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, says the Lord.'" (Jer. 9:23-24, MEV).
"But the people who know their God will be strong and take action. The wise among the people shall instruct many" (Dan. 11:32-33).
The Lord desires to accomplish great exploits through those who take time to know Him intimately and hear what's on His heart. He will cause them to rise up in great strength and take bold, strategic action that leads from victory to victory, bringing glory to His name.
New Strength for the New Year
Let's make this simple yet vital principle our plumb line for moving into the New Year: Trust God, not ourselves. In doing so, we won't forget the Lord after witnessing great miracles. We won't let our guard down or act in presumption after experiencing victory. And we won't become like a weakened Samson who awakened from sleep thinking, "I will shake myself free and overthrow my enemies as I've always done," not realizing that the Lord had departed from him (Judg. 16:20). 
In this new year, God is releasing grace to trust Him more. Lean into it, take hold of it. As you strengthen yourself in the Lord, He will add strength to your abilities and release creative thoughts, wise solutions, divine appointments, great favor, good contracts and timely sales. Struggling ministries will soar in God's strength and families in need of help will experience breakthrough. The Lord will even bring good from your past defeats.
In this coming year, let's work hard and be diligent, being mindful of His faithfulness, and look to Him for all we need. My friend, put your trust in Him!
Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher and conference speaker. He travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. Dutch's greatest passion is to see America experience a sweeping revival and return to its godly heritage. He is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening in our day and reformation in our lifetime. Dutch has written over 20 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. Please visit
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Intensity - Now Think On This by Steve Martin


Now Think On This
Steve Martin

“I can't impress this on you too strongly. God is looking over your shoulder. Christ himself is the Judge, with the final say on everyone, living and dead. He is about to break into the open with his rule, so proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don't ever quit. Just keep it simple.

You're going to find that there will be times when people will have no stomach for solid teaching, but will fill up on spiritual junk food — catchy opinions that tickle their fancy. They'll turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you — keep your eye on what you're doing; accept the hard times along with the good; keep the Message alive; do a thorough job as God's servant.” (2 Timothy 4:1-5, The MESSAGE)

Back in the day, 1987 exactly, a New Covenant Christian Church softball team was assembled to play in a championship tournament in Mobile, Alabama. “The best of the best” I believe were chosen to compete, from among the 14 men’s teams our church had that summer in our own league in East Lansing, Michigan. It was an honor and joy to be part of that team.

Our chosen theme song was “Eye of the Tiger”, released in 1982 by Survivor. How appropriate. The song had won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal,People's Choice Award for Favorite New SongIt was made famous in one of the seven Rocky Balboa movies, Rocky III, of that same year, 1982.

As it had inspired Rocky to perform to the utmost, it worked for us too. We won the tournament. (Of course we had to play all of the weekend games to the final championship battle to do so.)

Each member of the team had serious intensity. Each had the goal to win, to defeat the other good competing teams on the ball field, using the gifts and talent each one of us possessed. What a team we had!

One dictionary definition of intensity is “the measurable amount of a property, such as force, brightness, or a magnetic field.”  I like the word “brightness”. As in the natural, we too as a spiritual people, like a laser beam, are called to be intense, to be bright as the Son we follow.

Paul instructed Timothy, as quoted above, to “proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don't ever quit.” That is the same message given to each of us who call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus – to proclaim His Gospel, the Good News, with intensity, even as we see the days getting darker. We are the ones who have now been called upon to be the watchmen and declare there is a bright, intense light that others can follow. It is Yeshua, Jesus, the Light of the World. In Him only is found the Way, the Truth and the Life.

I like how THE MESSAGE version of the Bible reads, “And now I want each of you to extend that same intensity toward a full-bodied hope, and keep at it till the finish. Don't drag your feet. Be like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them.” (Hebrews 6:11-12)

As in any “game of life”, the competing teams must play with intensity if they are to win. We who say we are Christians also need to compete in the daily battles, the ultimate spiritual war that we are in, whether we like it or not.

The evil opposing empire, a true reality, has an enemy that himself fights every hour, seeking to steal, destroy and kill humans in the nations. You and I both see it happening before our eyes. Our God, the King of kings and Lord of lords, has chosen us to abide in Him and His Holy Spirit, to stand strong against these forces of evil. We must choose to, indeed make the decision, to be a part of His army, and fight back. It is a real war. We can’t sit idly by and do nothing.

We are to fight until the finish. With committed faith, empowered hope, and the intense love of our Father, we must take our place, and do it. The world needs us now. Yeshua has given us the strength and fire in our hearts to be His hands, feet and mouth on this planet.

“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:11-12, NKJV)

We must demonstrate the faith of those who have gone before us, who through trials, temptations, sword, starvation, persecution and more stood strong until the end. The nations are seeking a savior. Those of us who know who that is, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, must be the ones to give our lives for His purposes and plans.

With immense intensity and eternal love in our hearts, the Spirit of the Living God of Israel will use us to draw others unto Him. Be willing to be one such a vessel.

We are in a war. We must rise to the occasion and do that which we have been called to do.

"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." (Revelation 22:12-13 NASU)

So think on this, in the love of Jesus,

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

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My heart yearns for the glory of the Lord Jesus to be revealed in the earth, touching the hearts and souls of men, women and children in each and every nation. As we see the days become darker, we believe that the Lord God of Israel will show Himself strong, and prove that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, as He says He is.

I wrote this book for you who also long to walk in strong faith, courage and commitment to the end, for whatever the Lord has planned and purposed for you and I. Together, as the Body of Christ, and the glorious Bride that we will become, we will one day see His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 

The Gospel, the Good News of salvation, will be declared, and that which is just and good will for all eternity overcome the evil one. I sincerely believe we are living in the end of days, as prophetic words have been rapidly fulfilled since the re-birth of Israel in 1948. Jesus Himself had said that when we see the fig tree budding, we know that the time is near. 

This book, my 10th published in the last three years (all between 2013-2015) and before my 61st birthday, is very special to me. I sense it is something the Lord put on my heart to do several months ago, giving it that “urgency of getting it done and out there” feel as I wrote. Originally these chapters were Now Think On This messages. It was amazing to me how many were done in September and October of 2015 alone, as the Holy Spirit would speak a word or sentence to me, and I would write soon after. I am truly grateful for His impartation, and acknowledge Jesus (Yeshua), my Lord and Savior, above all. 

The photos I have included in the book are primarily ones I took (exceptions noted), both to document history and to share another way the Lord also speaks to His Body. Capturing moments of the Holy Spirit action, especially in the two “fire” photos, were exciting. In both cases I wasn’t even aware of it until they were “developed”. I trust this book will both encourage you and cause you to re-commit yourself - to know the Lord’s will for your life, do all you can to allow Him to direct your steps, and be the light in these dark days we desperately need and have been called upon by the Lord to be. 

I am with you, arm in arm! Ahava (love in Hebrew) and shalom (peace), 

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.