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”
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“Don’t become so involved in the Lord’s work that you neglect the Lord of that work!”
“But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42
Being a person who is gifted in the kitchen and who loves to put together a nice meal for my guests, I can identify with Martha, Continue reading “One Thing – Dorsey E. Marshall”
THE PAROUSIA of the LORD
Parousia literally means “being Present” – implying the walking, talking, being in “oneness” with Him – IN HIS TANGIBLE PRESENCE – INTERTWINED WITH HIM – Hidden in Him!
The Holy Spirit is highlighting the importance and power of the Presence of the Lord. Without His Presence, there is no power and as we grow hunger and thirst after Him, He will reveal Himself to us in ever-increasing “Presencing”.
The time has come where the Lord is calling us to the “Parousia”, the practicing of His Presence – without ceasing.
The Holy Spirit wants us to prepare an atmosphere for His Person to come.
KEYS TO INVITE HIS MANIFEST PRESENCE
1. He takes note of those who fear Him and reverence His Name
In the Book of Malachi we read that when people fear the Lord and think upon His name, conversing often about Him, He takes so much pleasure in it that it is written in a Book of Remembrance.
“Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another:
and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance
was written before Him for them that feared the LORD,
and that thought upon His name.” (Mal.3:16)
For those who fear His Name, He arises as the Sun of Righteousness in His manifest healing power.
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise
with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth,
and grow up like calves of the stall.” (Mal.4:2)
When our conversations are conducted in the fear of the Lord, honoring Him and who He is, it invites His Presence, just like when the two men were conversing about the Lord on their way to Emmaus and He came. Afterwards they were remembering how their hearts were burning within them when He expounded the Scriptures to them.
2. He wants to be wanted and pursued in revelation of Himself as the Living Word
When the resurrected Jesus wanted to go further on His way (even though they didn’t know it was Him, they insisted that He should stay and sup with them, because their hearts were burning with desire to understand the Word and that is what He desires, namely that we would insist that He would linger because of our hungering after the revelation knowledge of the Word.
The eyes of our understanding will likewise be opened to “know” Him in His resurrection when He breaks the bread of revelation to us and serves us the new wine of the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding.
The “Parousia” prepares a way for the Manifest Presence of the Lord.
3. He responds to our OBEDIENCE, which is a token of our love for Him
As we simply practice His Presence, by worshiping Him, fixing our heart’s eyes on Him, hungering and thirsting for more understanding of Him in the Word, while praying in tongues – then doing what He tells us to do in absolute obedience, He will manifest Himself to us.
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, is he who loves Me.
He who loves Me, shall be loved by My Father and
I will love him and will manifest Myself to him” – John 14:21
Websters define “manifest” as follows: readily perceived by the senses and especially by the sense of sight; easily understood or recognized by the mind : obvious.
Let us pursue Him more then ever in the Word, in worship and prayer, seeking His face to know Him and to come to the full revelation of what He has done for us on Calvary, what is the hope of our calling, what is our inheritance in Him and what is the exceeding great resurrection power of the Holy Spirit living inside of us.
4. He comes when we are in ONE ACCORD in UNITY
After He was raised from the dead He came and showed Himself to those who loved Him, who had a holy reverence for Him, who were gathered in His Name, who were having conversations about Him and the Word and who “waited” on Him in one accord.
When the disciples were together in the upper room in prayer (after He ascended), “waiting on Him” (I’m sure they were talking about His person and the mighty things He did), He suddenly poured out the Holy Spirit upon them in power to do the greater works and be witnesses of Him.
The pattern that was set in the Church of Acts is returning and as we come together in one accord in His Name, around His Word, in reverence before Him in prayer, enjoying communion together, He manifests Himself in His resurrection power, with miracles, signs and wonders! (Acts 2:42-44)
He wants His body to give Him the pre-eminence in worship; and then to function as a living organism, caring for one another, loving one another, serving one another.
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common…” – Acts 2:42-44
5. The Lord desires to have COMMUNION with us in INTIMACY
To us who truly seek His face and His glory in loving obedience, He promises that he will manifest Himself to them and that He and the Father will come and make their abode with us. (John 14:23) This implies not only tangible, but VISIBLE!
When we seek Him as our Beloved Bridegroom to behold His beauty, He will reveal Himself to us in intimate kisses of revelation, feeding us with the fruit of the tree of life and tabernacle among us in the aloe tent of His love in intimate union-communion. Then we can go into the vineyards with Him, bringing the Kingdom of His Glory. Hallelujah!
I bless each reader with an intense hunger to seek His face until He manifests Himself in glory!
“Positioning-fast” – Day 12
Let us worship the Lord today for His awesome ways in which He works, wooing us into deeper places in the Spirit, thanking Him for the secret place of His Presence where we now purpose to “dwell”, abide and have constant communion with Him. Continue reading “12-Day Fast of “Intertwining””
As we all know, 12 is the number for Kingdom Order and Alignment! Everything that shifts into this order of the Lord will stand, the rest will fall. Everyone moving in sync with this divine shift in and by the Spirit, will experience an ease and a flow, but those who are insensitive or in resistance to His leading, will find themselves in the “gravel” of the flesh! Every part of our lives have to come under the reign of the Lord Jesus to experience the Kingdom of abundant life in the Spirit! Continue reading “Kingdom Shift”