The Lord is pouring out His Spirit in dreams and visions and for those who have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying, pay heed to the prophetic instructions.
BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
I recently saw in a dream how a helicopter was being fueled with a pipeline disappearing into the heavenlies. The Word of the Lord came to me clearly, saying, Continue reading “Faith and Power”
April started off with the baptism of three college students in the ocean. Friends and family gathered and we had a spontaneous meeting on the beach afterwards. Everyone testified of the impact that the baptism had on them personally and everyone was touched. Someone brought a guitar and there we sang the Lord’s praises in perfect unity of Caucasians, Asians and Black children of the Lord.
THIS IS MY IDEA OF CHURCH!
THE LORD IS STILL THE SAME – YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVERMORE! HE SAVES, HEALS AND DELIVERS!
While ministering in Montana for two weeks, we watched to Lord manifesting His glory:
Here are some reports:
The blind see, the deaf hear and the lame walk! GLORY TO GOD ALONE! Jesus is receiving the rewards of His suffering on the cross that we can walk in the abundant life in wholeness!
A lady’s eyes were opened who couldn’t see for 35 years!
Another lady, who had a kind of “veil” hanging over her one eye, was healed.
3 people received their hearing back.
Many received healing in their backs, legs, knees, feet, arms with the testimony that all pain left and many legs grew out.
PRAISE THE LORD!
One lady who was walking with great difficulty and a cane because she had no feeling in her feet (even when prodded with needles at Mayo Clinic), was healed, received full sensitivity back in her feet and her balance was restored. She could walk freely without support. Glory to God!
Another lady who had voice and lung problems and was sleeping most of the day, was delivered of a curse of witchcraft. She can now breathe freely and is alert and well – completely new! Praise the Lord!
A lady received her healing in her foot sovereignly while watching as others were prayed for. All pain and discomfort was gone! Glory to God! I love it!
Many people received deep inner healing and deliverance of hurt, grief and sorrow by the healing power of the Blood of Jesus!
Three students gave their hearts to the Lord in a Coffee Shop after the one young man received healing of his leg (which grew out and the pain was gone after recent surgery).
The Moravians had a cry, “May the Lamb of God receive the reward for His sufferings!” HALLELUJAH TO THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN FOR US!
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I sense that the Lord is putting a fresh emphasis on the importance of the centrality of the cross and the power of His precious Blood!
After sharing in an evening meeting about the glorious power of the Blood of Jesus that wrought the victory for us on the Cross, the Holy Spirit was revelating to me right through the night that many of God’s people are living in bondage and under oppression of the enemy simply because they do not have a revelation of what Jesus has done for us on the cross.
The Lord is still the same – yesterday, today and forever. He is a miracle-working God, who will give us the victory in every situation if we simply believe and trust Him!
All our needs have been met at Calvary’s Cross through the price that Jesus Christ paid with His precious blood, whether it be forgiveness for our sins, healing, deliverance, comfort or anything else. He shed His blood for our griefs and our sorrows, our transgressions, iniquities and every sickness and disease that can be named.
He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances against us and nailed it to the cross, having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them. In Christ we have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. The Blood of Jesus even cleanses our consciences from dead works of the past. But the best part is that the Blood of Jesus rent the veil so that we have free entrance into His Presence in the glory! Hallelujah!
“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon Him;
and with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
The enemy is blinding the eyes of many through fear so that they cannot SEE what the Lord has accomplished for them by His shed Blood. Therefore many keep on struggling and reasoning, trying to surrender over and over, but through fear they are kept under oppression of the devil. That is why few ever live the abundant life that Jesus so dearly paid for.
What a grief this must be to the Holy Spirit!
We need to come to come and stand still at Calvary and LOOK again to see what the Lord has done for us, asking the Lord to give us the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation and enlightened eyes of our understanding to grasp the power of the Cross and the Blood! He made full provision for our every need so that we can walk in peace and live the abundant life in spite of circumstances around us.
Why would we walk under oppression of the enemy? Jesus paid with His precious Blood for our freedom and liberty in the Spirit and fullness of joy in His Presence!
It is at the foot of the cross that we can simply surrender our own wisdom and control, laying down our hurts, our sorrows, our despair, our fears, stress and worries and especially the reasoning of our minds to receive the liberty that He paid for with His blood.
The struggle of man to come to the cross, giving himself to the Lord as a burnt offering, is a contest between the wisdom of man (the reasoning of self) and the Wisdom of God; between the flesh and the life in the Spirit (living from the Breath of God – the CREATIVE WORD).
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.” 1 Cor. 3:19
We have to come to the cross to lay our self-life down, once and for all and let the Blood of Jesus wash our past away before we can pass over death into the resurrection life of the Holy Spirit and have permanent victory.
We want to do a quick job of surrender, because we have so much to do, but the characteristics of the Adamic nature need to be buried in the tomb together with a deep reckoning with the forces of self where darkness can get a foothold (Rom.6:11). Then only can we rise up in the third- day anointing of the resurrection power of the Spirit, knowing our identity and authority in Christ (seated together with Him in heavenly places in ascension) stepping into the “seemingly” impossible of the supernatural lifestyle, where the supernatural will become natural by His power working through us so that His Kingdom can be established and His Name be glorified.
The DAILY taking up of the Cross to follow Jesus
After our initial surrender, we need to come to the cross daily in a fresh surrender of any new issues that may arise (to rule in the mind, will and emotions) and learn to live the surrendered life-style of REST in Him and His Almighty power, abiding in the secret place of His Presence under the shadow of His wings.
THE CROSS IS A PLACE TO LAY DOWN OUR BURDENS, BUT ALSO THE PLACE OF GOD’S WISDOM AND POWER! Only when we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, will we be exalted!
When the Father of glory graces us with the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of the Christ, we suddenly understand that His ways are not our ways. His humility brought Him the highest honor, His Servanthood made Him great, His lowliness and meekness was a state of His heart, not a show. The Wisdom of God is foolishness with men. The way “up” in the Kingdom is “down” where we bow low in true surrender of our will to His Lordship in every area of our lives.
When we receive the enlightened eyes of our understanding to see that His desire for us is to be transformed into His image, we will abhor the audacity of self and human wisdom with self-power.
Many want to be “used” by the Lord for the greater works, but God tests the hearts for the true motives thereof. He will not compete with us for the glory, so those who want to be seen and heard and complimented will stay on the shelf until they have become willing to be a continual burnt offering “That no flesh should glory in His Presence” (1 Cor. 1:29).
“Then, according as it is written, “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord” – 1 Cor.1:31
Let us come into the bow of true worship so that His Presence can manifest the miracles of salvation, healing and deliverance, while we stand in awe of adoration before His majesty and power and goodness and grace!
Let the Name of the Lord be magnified! Hallelujah!
Now let’s pray:
Father, Your will be done – not mine! I hand over the reigns to You in every situation and circumstance of my life and I put my trust in You! As You have pre-ordained it in heaven for my life, so let it be – so that Your Name is glorified, and Your Kingdom be made manifest in my life.
Show me the way through Your Word and Your Spirit that I can walk in it to please You and deliver me from every evil assignment.
Lord, and help me to walk before you in righteousness with a pure heart so that I can be a true worshiper to worship You in Spirit and in Truth – in Jesus’ Name.
Let’s take communion as often as possible, remembering the finished work on the Cross, drinking the cup of the Covenant, partaking and celebrating His life. Then plead the blood over yourself, your family, your ministry and business, your finances and everything else and WORSHIP HIM!
“For the Life of the flesh is in the Blood” – Lev.17:11
Let us find our safety in the Chamber of His Presence!
We can all see that the NEW SEASON is breaking out, but the question is whether we are positioned to break through into this fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading “Break Through”
AGAPE LIFE MINISTRIES
WHAT A BLESSED PEOPLE WE ARE – THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE SAVING GRACE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST through His shed blood on the cross of Calvary! We have been taken out of darkness and have been brought into His glorious light and resurrection life and on top of that we have received all the spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.
Let’s remind ourselves today that we haven’t received this grace in vain, but that we are sent into the world as ambassadors of the Kingdom of heaven to spread the Good Tidings of the Gospel for His glory.
WE WANT TO WISH ALL OF OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MINISTRY PARTNERS A GLORIOUS CELEBRATION OF THE VICTORY OF CALVARY AND THE RESURRECTION GLORY OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST.
MAY YOU PASS OVER INTO YOUR NEXT SEASON OF FAVOR AND BLESSING AND MAY YOU ENJOY THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS TO FULFILL YOUR DESTINY IN HIM!
Blessings to you all
GREAT CHANGE IS COMING! – Elsabe Briers
“You are on the brink of GREAT CHANGE. Yes, the suddenly will come, but you are now alerted, so it won’t take you by surprise. Get your affairs in order.”
When the Lord gives us the prophetic Word of change, GREAT CHANGE, our mind can run into a thousand directions to try and figure out what He has in store for us. This will never bring the desired result, but if we position ourselves to hear what He is saying, we will hear the instructions – “line upon line, precept upon precept…” So, to be ready for the GREAT CHANGE which will happen in a suddenly, we need to stay in constant watchfulness to heed His smallest instruction and make sure that our affairs are in order. This relates to everything in our lives, family, ministries, relationships, finances, paperwork, etc. So often we can be slothful in taking care of the nitty-gritty little things, but this is the time to simplify and to be ordered.
“You are in GREAT CHANGE, but remember it will be GOOD!”
When we know our God, knowing that He has only planned good for us, to give us a future and a hope, there is a sense of excitement in the “waiting” and we stand on alert to be ready for His move.
“I am preparing your hearts in ways you do not even know of, but you will be found in readiness.”
Here we get a cue regarding the areas that the Lord is interested in above all, namely our hearts attitudes, purity and focus.
Let us make sure that there is no baggage that we are carrying mentally or emotionally, with no past regrets or unresolved issues. We cannot move forward while looking back and like the Apostle Paul, we need to leave behind the old and stretch ourselves forward to reach the mark for the prize of the upward call in Christ Jesus.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. (Phil. .3:13-15)
PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE. I WILL OPEN DOORS THAT NO MAN CAN OPEN and give you throughway in spite of “snakes”.
I had a sense in my spirit that many that have been preparing, will be sent into uncharted areas for a mass harvest of souls……………..
The day after I received this Word, the following was posted by Theresa Phillips and gives us a clearer picture of the same Word.
I was standing on the platform in service; the realm of the Presence was intensifying. I was listening to the worship leader, and I was harmonizing with him when, suddenly, I was keenly aware of a Presence that just happened to be standing next to me. I could feel the heat of breath upon me. I quickly turned my head to see.
I began to sing with all my hear – He was near. I knew the realm of worship was going higher. Then I stopped, and I heard an ancient book open and I heard the turning of a page. I could actually smell the paper; it was old, ancient; I felt like it was from another time.
I began to prophesy that a Presence was near me and a book was open and the Presence was turning a page in time. Yes, a fresh page was turning; a new chapter for the Church had begun! It is corporate, and it is intimate at the same time… I was lost in this Presence.
When the service had ended, a lady came to me and said, “I flew in, and I asked God to tell me a page had been turned, a new chapter in my life.” I was overwhelmed by this and I was honored our Lord had heard her. But somehow I knew it was not finished. After days of sensing this dear, powerful Presence, I decided I would go back to that platform. I stood in the same spot, and I could feel that lingering Presence. This time, I looked again. I allowed my senses to experience whatever they needed to. I had to know.
I waited, then I saw a being dressed in a suit and tie; He had on a businessman’s hat. He spoke to me and said, “I am about our Father’s business; I am here to bring change. A good change, a Great Change. The page has been turned, and the book has been written since before time. And now the page has been turned.”
Great Change is Coming
A new day, a new season, a new time has been released upon the Church, and many will begin to declare the moments of GREAT CHANGE! Immediately, I went into worship and I could sense He was drawing nearer and nearer. I was sure there was more, so I just loved Jesus, pressing into the Presence of the Kingdom. “More Lord! More Lord!” I cried in my heart, yet I could not utter a word. Without delay, He spoke to my heart with such lovingkindness. All I wanted was to hear, to know.
Psalm 63:3 Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
Then He began to speak more: “Great change is coming. I am about to change the course of history. The Church is about to receive her King.” We began to sing the Christmas carol, “Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, let Heaven and nature sing, let…”
Then all was still, and He spoke again: “I have awakened My love with a nudge; I am whispering now into the ears of My Bride. Get ready, for many are about to release new devotional books, bright paintings, exuberant dance, fresh revelations from My throne room, and a new sound will be heard. I will have new notes played on old instruments. Get out that old guitar…”
I was thinking, as I heard this, I have heard all this before (my flesh was active); “Pour out Your spirit upon all flesh, Lord; on me”… when again, without delay, He spoke with clarity, “Theresa, this is not like the former; it is the latter, and many will see, not just a few, but many will see.” “See what, Lord?” I cried. “Many will see the tangible glory that I have to release to the Body. I am releasing new glory, fresh signs and wonders, and you will receive it!”
O, how I began to cry in my spirit, “I am groaning with the earth to see this manifestation!”
“Help me, Lord! What shall we see?” I asked. I felt like I was so small and childlike. “You will see many of the angelic guard enter the quadrangle of My Palace (a courtyard surrounded by a building or several buildings). This angelic guard will release directive for a new resurgence of soul winning.”
Hebrews 1:13-14 (KJV) But to which of the angels said He at any time, “Sit on My right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?” Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Inside of my heart I felt a leaping and a shouting. I was overcome with great joy. All I could do from that moment was ask and ask and ask for the hearts of men to be open and to see the harvest ready. Teach me again what You want me to know! Then He spoke loudly, clearly with confidence, “Theresa, I am praying for My Church…it shall win and not fail.”
Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
I cried aloud, “Strengthen me, O Lord!” I cried, “Strengthen me…” when suddenly, I began to weep, “Souls, dear Lord, souls.” I knew then that a change had come and that His Presence is here to help us. He gives us strength, courage, grace, and conviction. I was thrilled a page had been turned and a fresh outpouring has begun. It was confirmed by one lady who had asked God to do this. How precious! I was also reminded this was not new to God; it was just fresh. How wonderful!
Thoughts From the Word
Here are some verses to think upon:
Psalm 20:2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion.
2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
I felt like the woman in Song of Solomon who cried in the streets, “Have you seen Him? Seen the one I love?”
Song of Solomon 3:3 The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. “Have you seen the one my heart loves?”
Chicago Prophetic Voice
Theresa Phillips is the presiding Bishop of Praise Ministries. She recently formed The Encounter, a sub-ministry of PMI Glory Institute that reaches out to area churches to develop intimate relationships with Jesus. Theresa is dedicated to helping you encounter the living God and be filled with His never-ending glory. Pastor Theresa and her husband Robert have started an online publication called Chicago Prophetic Voice. This online publication is intended to help you see and hear the unseen and unheard realms of God as they are portrayed in the written Scriptures of the Holy Bible.
Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry’s discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.
April 20-21, 2012 (9:30am-5pm)
The Monarchy of Heaven – A Royal Priesthood
PMI Glory Institute
761 N 17th St, Saint Charles, IL
October 4-6, 2012
Women of Promise
“Our Father…Thy will be done…” Matt. 6:9-10
with Theresa Phillips and others
From the age of three, my mother put me in Sunday School and I was taught to memorize the Scriptures. Every night, before going to bed, I would read a passage out of the Bible. On this particular night, at the age of nine years, I was reading out of my father’s Bible, and suddenly a page got hooked by my finger and was torn right through the middle, hanging on a thread. I was fearful that I would get a spanking for this and fervently prayed to my heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus that He would mend the page. In the morning, when I inspected the Bible, I was overjoyed to find that the page was perfectly whole. I still have this Bible today.
I believe that by God’s grace my faith in God’s great miracle power was truly established at this young age, so that I never doubted that He can do all things – if only we believe.
Army of Worshipers
When the Scriptures refer to the “heavenly host,” we usually think of “choirs of angels.” The word “host” in the Bible meant “army” (Josh. 5:13-14). It is an important truth: the hosts of Heaven are worshiping armies. Indeed, no one can do warfare who is not first a worshiper of God. Continue reading “Worshiper Army”