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"At the Time of Your Thanksgiving, United States, I Shall Breath My Shalom!" Hank Kunneman, Omaha, NE

Prophetic Word Given by Hank Kunneman at Lord of Hosts Church on November 12, 2017, during the 9:00AM Service:

I Am Breathing Life into This Nation!

“A new year is upon you. A new year is upon you, and another in 2018 is quickly coming,” and the Spirit of God says, “I have already told you that at the time of your Thanksgiving, United States, that I shall breathe My shalom!

“Are you ready for Me to breathe life into this nation? Are you ready for Me to breathe My life into you, My people? For there shall be a fresh thing that I shall do; for remember the days when My Spirit breathed I separated, yes I divided. I am the Lord that divides, and so I am breathing now in this season to divide.

“You ask, ‘What are You going to divide?’ I shall divide as I did in the days of creation. I shall divide the light from darkness. I shall divide My people from those who do not call upon My name.

“This that I breathe upon this earth and upon this nation and this season, it shall be as the times when the Son of God breathed upon the disciples and there was new life, a regeneration. There was a refreshing and a fresh touch that came to them. So I say to you: prepare yourself, for I am coming to breathe life into this nation.

Life into My People

“But not just this nation,” the Spirit of God says, “I have come to bring life into My people and watch what shall happen. Suddenly life shall break forth in the areas that darkness has tried to hold you. Suddenly you shall see—on the same day—the things that have seemed to be held up—they shall suddenly come. Why is this?

“Because I am breathing, I am breathing, I am breathing to unlock and to restore and to bring recompense unto those who have suffered and those who have waited a long time. I am the God that shall breathe afresh. Watch even how your bodies shall respond as you will sense My life and My healing touch upon you in a fresh way.

“Then watch, many shall speak and they shall say from their lips, ‘Look at what the Lord has done.’ They shall say from their lips, ‘And the Lord did so.’ For this is My breath and the work of My hands.

“So as you come to give thanks, United States, take in and breathe in the shalom that I am breathing out upon this new season now.” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Hank Kunneman
One Voice Ministries

Email: hankandbrenda@ovm.org
Website: www.hankandbrenda.org

Hank Kunneman is the senior pastor of Lord of Hosts Church, a thriving church in Omaha, Nebraska, and founder of One Voice Ministries. As an uncompromising voice that God is using to stir up the Body of Christ, he is known for a strong prophetic anointing as he preaches. He travels and ministers extensively as he and his wife, Brenda, preach together at conferences, churches, and national television programs throughout the United States and overseas. Together, the Kunneman’s also host their own nationally and internationally televised weekly program, New Level with Hank and Brenda, airing on Daystar Television Network, Victory Television Network, and Faith Broadcasting Network. Pastor Hank has also authored several books including Prophesy with the Wind of God in Your Mouth, My Heart Cries Abba Father, The Revealer of Secrets, Don’t Leave God Alone, and Barrier Breakers.

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"God is Opening the Door of Hope From 7 Years Ago (2011)" Fiorella Giordano, Lindale, TX

The Spirit of God is moving in the unseen and seen places of our lives. He is moving in places we have forgotten. He is brooding and moving with resurrection power—with life abundant. He is stirring and awakening what has been laying dormant deep within our spirits. God is coming with a visitation of an abundant life—of goodness. What many have thought dead has been merely sleeping. What seemed to have died in 2011 is being called back to the forefront of the race.

As we enter into 2018, the restoration of the manifestation of these things will begin to take form. The month of February in 2018 will be the renewed gateway and everything is being aligned right now in the spirit. I have seen the dates of February 19-27 as appointed for the “Unfinished Limits”. They are the horizons that God casts into the form of vision in people’s destinies, which were attacked because the enemy tried to abort the promise. What has seemed dead, I tell you now—is alive.

2018 Will be a year where the gateway of your destiny and future will open and birth years of promises that have been delayed.

The Spirit of the Lord sees what is hidden. He sees the words that have yet to be fulfilled in you, and He is watching over each and every one of them to perform them. He is awakening the future with the passion of His fire and avenging every loss—everything that the locusts have eaten and destroyed. He will visit to transform it into something completely new. He is coming with a magnificent restoration that will set the records straight—you will gain years. You will gain 7-fold of what has been lost. Watch as He gives you portions of your destiny that had been appointed for years ahead. The delay that sought to derail you has positioned you into the acceleration of your future.

Dream 1 from 2011

Dream: It was February of 2011, and there was a woman who was pregnant with twins. She was at full-term and in a season of the fullness of time and expectation. I could feel the hope and expectation, but the birthing of the babies did not happen. I knew the season was many months (from February to August, specifically). The opportunity did not fully flesh out. However, the babies were not dead.

The mother carrying them experienced the grief of not seeing them—to her it felt like death. I could see her through these past years still carrying the babies in her womb, but she was unaware because it was so dormant. At times, there would be glimpses of the memory but they felt like a vapor in the midst of her present life. Yet the babies were not dead. They were asleep, waiting to be awakened again.

Interpretation: As I came out of the dream, I understood that many people in the year 2011 had been carrying a double portion of prophetic promise from the Lord. I sensed that as the season moved toward August, the expectation grew but the fullness of it did not come to pass. I sensed that there were many people who experienced a level of breakthrough and the beginning of the opening of a major door of destiny, but this door closed suddenly and the promise was never able to breakthrough. I sensed that this happened in an instant, and it was very unexpected. I believe that many people have let go and surrendered these promises to such an extent that they have forgotten that they are still carrying them. But God wants to bring them back to life. (Photo via Flickr)

Revisiting 2011, But Played Out Different—Now

I saw the year 2011 play out again as if God was bringing it back, full circle. But the context had changed and the atmosphere of the season was different. There was a change of image—of identity. I could see the edge that 2011 had, like when you are watching a show and the image of the show is branded a certain way with a certain style and fashion. The way of 2011 had been very edgy; very coarse, intense and rough. But the image of 2018 was different. It was soft, tender, kind, beautiful, creative and flowing. I could see the substance of the word and the unveiling of it—the presentation of it to the earth was going to be very different. It was going to embody the form of betrothal—of divine covenant.

As I prayed into this dream, the passage in Hosea 2:14-23 came to me.

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her. Then I will give her her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. It will come about in that day,” declares the Lord, “That you will call Me Ishi and will no longer call Me Baali. For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, so that they will be mentioned by their names no more. In that day I will also make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds of the sky and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land, and will make them lie down in safety.

“I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion, and I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord. It will come about in that day that I will respond,” declares the Lord. “I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth, and the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine and to the oil, and they will respond to Jezreel. I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, and I will say to [those who were not My people, ‘You are My people!’ And they will say, ‘You are my God!'”

God’s Word is sacred, it does not return to Him void. It is full of purpose and He is breathing life into the promises that He gave you. He is breathing life into the destiny that has been asleep. Though circumstances shut your future down, though people failed you, abandoned you, misjudged you, accused you, slandered you and stole from you—God’s Word remains sovereign.

The Spirit of the Lord sees what is hidden. He sees the words that have yet to be fulfilled in you and He is watching over each and every one of them to perform them.

In these past few months, God has been shifting and realigning your life to bring you out of the valley of Achor (which means trouble, pain and grief). Your pain—that promise that has been deferred—God is resurrecting into a supernatural hope. Hope is the gateway of the future. Without hope there is no expectation, and where there is no expectation, there is no vision. God has not appointed you to perish for the lack of vision. On the contrary, He has appointed for you to have a hope, to have a vision; for you to believe that there is a future. That it is appointed and fixed—that it has been worth the fight and the struggle. God sees your struggle, and He is jealous for you and His Word.

“So will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:11-12)

2018 Will be a year where the gateway of your destiny and future will open and birth years of promises that have been delayed.

The breath of God, in its infinite capacity, is breathing and moving through every grave that holds dead dreams; through the graves of hope deferred; through everything that has tangled your faith and paralyzed your movement. He who was and is, and is to come is speaking life into the make-up of who you are, confounding the frequency of the sound of every voice that speaks against your destiny and divine design.

“Brethen, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on towards the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14) (Photo via Public Domain Photos)

God will heal your vision in the midst of the impossibility that He turns into possibility. The loss and wilderness you have walked through these past 7 years will turn into a gateway of hope. He will make your vision whole in His love, and your heart will overflow with life and with a testimony that will resound all around you. Your Redeemer lives! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Fiorella Giordano
8th Ocean – Sound & Love in Motion
Email: fiorella.giordano@eighthocean.org
Website: www.eighthocean.org

Fiorella Giordano is a speaker, worship leader, poet, and creative. She functions as Seer, discerning the destiny of different spheres of society, especially Media, Music, Art, Technology, Science, and Government. She carries deep insight into times and seasons and their dispensations over this generation, movements, spheres, and nations. She had a season of angelic visitations in 2011 that marked her life with deep understanding concerning sound, the realms of eternity, creation, and abundant life. Her deepest desire is to see this earth transformed by the manifestation of the resurrection and life of Jesus, expressed in its renewed nature as a new creation. She currently resides in East Texas.

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"A Seer’s Vision of Satan’s Trophy Room – You Will Get Back What Was Stolen" by Wendy Alec, London, UK

The Father Showed Me Three Incredible Things: Promises Fulfilled, Tears of Joy and Joy Restored.

A Vision of the Promises

The first vision was a huge, crystal dome. It was called hope. Inside the dome was a huge, incredible array of crystal, glittering lights—like fairy-lights. The dome was filled with a wondrous, almost fairytale, glow. It was filled with WONDER. Oh beloved reading this, it was the most beautiful dome I had ever seen. There was peace, joy, wonder and new life bursting inside that dome.

I said, “Father what are the fairy-lights?” He said, “Each glowing light is a PROMISE to My precious sons and daughters that have been delayed or hijacked by the enemy. These are My promises of My goodness, My kindness, and My OVERWHELMING faithfulness in the land of the living.”

“Daddy, but why are they here?” I said.

“Because, My beloved child, in these past few years one of the major strategies of the enemy has been to contend so violently for My children’s hope. To try to literally hijack and delay the fulfillment of My promises on earth; many of My children have become heartsick with so many of their dreams and hopes being deferred.”

I said, “Oh Father, how do we get it back?”

“First, let Me show you something…” said the Father.

A Vision of Tears of Joy

I looked and saw an enormous glass vat. It reached to the ceiling and was filled with rainbows and a see-through liquid, like water. The Father spoke again: “This vat is filled with My children’s tears. They are tears of joy.

“Oh Daddy!” I gasped, “They are the tears of joy that have been stolen and delayed because the promises have been so delayed in this past season.”

The Father was so anguished and said, “The enemy saw that much ground was being taken, so in this past season his strategy became more violent against My champions. He knew that those who have loved and served Me so faithfully would never, never give up. So he strategically contended for every promise; to circumvent, delay and hijack My promises of goodness in the land of the living.

“Many, many—SO MANY—of My children were used to miracles manifesting in their lives. Yet, these same champions in the past few years have been crying out to Me saying, ‘Father! I have stood. I have been faithful, but what used to so easily manifest—the miracles that would come overnight—there is just barrenness and continual contending and fighting in the spirit for what never seems to manifest.'”

The Father said, “Beloved. Beloved of My heart, this was a targeted strategy of the enemy. He could not keep the answers from you forever, but in this past season, in the spirit realm, the powers and principalities have been contending violently for every promise. For they knew that this would wear down My saints.”

A Vision of Joy Restored

It was once again full of wonder, but each time I was drawn to it, a huge eruption of SHEER JOY would come from my heart: “Oh Father! He has stolen our joy!”

“That, My child, is the joy of My promises fulfilled on earth; My promises and My miracles; My kindness and My goodness in the land of the living. For the ultimate strategy of the enemy was to erode My children’s strength.”

“Because Your joy is our strength.” I murmured. I sighed, “But Daddy, we’re meant to have that anyhow just by being with You.” Oh the Father is so wonderful. I could sense Him laughing at me. We had had certain conversations earlier in the day.

“Yes, My beloved Princess. That, you know is true.” Oh, He was still laughing: “But as your Father—your Daddy—the Lover of your souls, I understand that you live on the earth and so many times you see through a glass darkly and hold on to Me by faith. So it is My utmost JOY to answer your cries for My promises and My miracles. Oh what joy it gives Me when I see your tears of joy and your wonder.

“For I Am goodness; I Am kindness; I Am compassion and I yearn to see My children thriving and joyous. I love to give My children good things. I watch them, even as you watched your own children open their presents and took SUCH JOY IN THEIR JOY. I am your Father and I take such joy in your joy.

“So Daddy, how do we get this back?”

He said, “Remember Daniel? When Gabriel called on Michael, there was a 21-day delay.
As My children release the hosts of Heaven in this season, you will all see a restitution of these three things I have shown you (Promises Fulfilled, Tears of Joy and Joy Restored). For it is time to DEMAND them back in the spirit realm. For I tell you that ENOUGH is ENOUGH. The time of transition is upon you, the last snares are being broken, the victory is assured, and miracles are about to break forth in the land of the living.”

A New Day and a New Season!

“I told you I would break through for you so that others may have hope.”

I said, “Daddy, You mean the three-year battle with my book rights?” (A personal testimony of mine.)

“Yes, beloved child. The battle was fierce. There were many days it seemed impossible, but they are back in your hands just as I promised they would be.”

“Oh yes, Daddy. It was such a miracle.”

“And you signed with Harper Collins.”

“Oh yes, Daddy,” I said, “The rights came back just in time. One day later and it would have been too late. Two incredible breakthroughs after three years…” I could feel the Father smile.

“And so now for My children: When this battle is over, miracles after miracles will break forth and the sounds of wonder and laughter and tears shed of joy will be My children’s heritage!

God says to you: “So pray beloved ones, pray. Release the hosts of Heaven to tear down these strongholds in the enemy’s camps. For even as for Daniel, your answers are on their way! There will be joy, peace, hope renewed, wonder, promises fulfilled, delays finished and aborted situations resurrected!

“It’s a new day, a new season with new strength, new vigor and new focus! For I Am the I Am; the Restorer of the breach and the Binder of the broken-hearted; your compassionate, loving King of all kings. I Am the Lover of your souls. Oh how I yearn for you, beloved. Your Abba, your King, longs for you.” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Wendy Alec
Founder, God TV

Website: click here

Wendy Alec was born in London and brought up in South Africa. She has pursued successful careers in advertising and television production, as well as writing books and screenplays. The cinematic scope and epic sweep of the Chronicles of Brothers series has won her legions of devoted fans around the world. Wendy has recently signed a book deal with Harper Collins for the release of the Chronicles books into both the Christian and secular markets in the UK and USA. She is also currently finalizing Princess Warriors (Visions from Heaven 2) which will be published in the new year.

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"The Cloud of His Glory and Our Prophetic Voice" by John Belt, Cincinnati, OH

1. Being Heavenly Minded is Earthly Good

“Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. …Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up to the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights.” (Exodus 24:15, 18)

Most of us have heard the adage, “You have your head in the clouds” meaning, you are tuned out. It’s often used in the negative sense to tell people to “snap out of it”. But did you know that there is a cloud that God wants your head in? When we talk about clouds, there are actually two different kinds of clouds, spiritually speaking. You have the oppressive cloud, which has many in bondage to grief, pain, misery, gloom and despair (you get the idea) – the cloud of heaviness.

Then you have the cloud of His glory that manifests the Holy Spirit in and upon our lives. This cloud lifts burdens and is light. The good news is that we get to pick which cloud is going to be upon our lives. God wants you tuned-in to His frequency, as you allow His bright glory cloud of light to envelope your life.

2. An Altitude Litmus Test

One of the most accurate ways to determine which cloud is upon your life is to ask yourself, “How easy is it for me to praise God?” Where is your level of praise? Do you have a hard time voicing praise to God? Are you subdued under heaviness?

“…The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3)

What is the consistency of your praise to God? Ask yourself these questions. Don’t feel bad or condemned but rather, see the influences that may be surrounding you. The truth is your ALTITUDE is what determines your attitude (and the transformation of your mind). Go higher in worship and praise!

“But You are holy, O You Who dwell in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel
[are offered].” (Psalm 22:3 AMP)

God “inhabits” the praises of His people. If you are not praising and giving thanks to God, then there is no praise to be inhabited. God’s presence is true substance and life. Give God some praise to inhabit! Create a steady diet of praise in your life.

3. Unleash the Prophetic Anointing

Praise is also very connected to our lives and prophetic anointing. The prophet represents the “voice of God” in the earth. The enemy always aims to shut down your voice. Our voice, anointed and inspired by the Holy Spirit, is one, if not the greatest, weapon God has given us to shift atmospheres. We’ve been created with a voice. In the beginning God said, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3)!

The first thing God did was speak with His voice. This is a clue for us to see just how powerful the voice is – how powerful OUR voice is. We are created in the image and likeness of God. When we speak through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, there is power to shift atmospheres from darkness to light.

“Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will war against them with the sword of
My mouth.” (Revelation 2:16)

Our voice is ordained to carry the prophetic power of God’s Spirit, like a sword, to decree and manifest His Kingdom and will in the earth. Because of this, there is always an attack on your ability to praise, prophesy and release God’s presence through your voice. God is wanting to invade the earth through your voice!

4. The Church Whose Head is in the Heavens

I remember a word by Bob Jones that is actually found on “The Eye of God Wonders” album that I was blessed and honored to produce. Bob was an incredibly tender-hearted, yet authoritatively strong voice, who spoke with amazing clarity from the Father’s heart. In this word, Bob talked about the Church whose “head would be in the heavens” in a positive light. God wants our head in the heavens, in the glory cloud, so that we can accurately prophesy the life, Kingdom and will of God into lives – to be the carriers of transforming glory that will cover the earth as the waters cover the seas!

“…but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’ And we heard this voice which came from Heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.” (2 Peter 1:16-18)

Get your head in the heavens – the glory cloud! Don’t settle for an oppressive heaviness to be your portion. God has a better promise and portion for you that is His most excellent glory cloud where His lightness, inspiration, revelation and voice is revealed to you.

5. God Calls You to be Prophetic

“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.” (Matthew 11:11)

It was always God’s intention for His people to be prophets and prophetic voices. Moses wanted all of God’s people to be prophets. Jesus said the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than John the Baptist, the last Old Testament prophet. Jesus was the Prophet of prophets. He told us that we are blessed when we are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for so they persecuted the “prophets” who were before us (Matt. 5:12). Without the prophetic, there is no assault from the enemy because there is no threat. There is no threat because there is no voice speaking the oracles (the divine utterances) of God (1 Peter 4:11).

Connect with God in the cloud of His glory. Be inspired by His Spirit. Stir the river of His Spirit inside of you and welcome the cloud of His glory upon you. Then speak and shift atmospheres, even your own situations, by proclaiming His divine utterances under the unction and anointing of His Spirit. Don’t seek as much to be relevant to men, but rather seek to be relevant to God, pleasing Him. Speak as one sent by Him to shift things on earth so they come under the transforming influence of Heaven. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

John and Brandi Belt
Overflow Global Ministries

Email: office@overflowglobal.com
Website: www.overflowglobal.com

John and Brandi Belt are the leaders of Overflow Global Ministries. The heart of their message is that God’s greatest desire is to indwell His people with His presence. They believe that man was created to be inhabited by God through His Spirit. With a sincere devotion to God through the Holy Spirit, people can live in a place of overflow in His presence. This overflow translates into touching the lives of others through living encounters with God. When John and Brandi minister, the intimate presence of God is manifest – being accompanied with demonstrations of God’s power to heal, revive, and restore.

John Belt’s Itinerary:

November 16-18, 2017
Women on the Frontlines Regional Conference
Winnipeg, Canada
(for more information click here)

December 1, 2017 (7pm)
Presence Night
Overflow Community Church
2031 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

January 5, 2018 (7pm)
Presence Night
Overflow Community Church
2031 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208

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"Praise Me in the Storm – Don’t Allow the Enemy to Steal Your Peace!" Katie Barker, Tweed Coast, Australia

I heard the Lord say, “Rest in Me. Praise Me in the storm. I am bigger than your circumstances. I am the God of the impossible. I am making the crooked places straight. I have gone before you and prepared the way. I am working all things together for your good. I am turning things around and you will see My goodness abound.

Where the enemy has come in like a flood, I am raising up a standard against him. Look to Me and not to your circumstances. Don’t allow the enemy to steal your peace. I am your peace and your hope is found in Me. In My presence there is fullness of joy. Take shelter under My wings and allow My love to envelope you and give you strength. I am all you need. Join your heart to Mine. My love for you is endless.”

Rest in Him

The Lord is calling you to rest in who He is and to trust in Him – trust in His promises and faithfulness. He alone can give you a hope that anchors you in any season or any situation. A hope so secure that when difficulties come you’re not swayed or governed by the storm around you. There is always the hope you need to carry on for your steps are guided by the hand of God.

God invites us to hold onto the promises He has given and to believe He is able to do the impossible for us.

The more you grow in understanding of who God is, and the more you grow in your relationship with Him, the more you trust Him. When we rest and trust in God, the storms of life may come but our heart will not be moved. Trusting God means we give up worrying and reasoning and we enter into His rest with simple, childlike faith; for we live by grace through faith. In that place of trust, there is perfect peace, regardless of what we are going through in our lives.

We are partners with God in what He calls us to do – we have a part and He has a part. The Lord wants us to be obedient and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit, which is our part to play. Sometimes we try to do God’s part and that brings us worry and stress when all that is required is to rest in Him and allow Him to do what only He can.

We are invited to rest in Him knowing He is aligning all things for our good and He has prepared the path for us to walk in. When we feel overwhelmed we need to refocus our eyes on Jesus, for when our eyes are on Him, we are no longer ruled by our circumstances and we have heavenly perspective to see the way He sees. We can say, “It is well with my soul” regardless of our circumstances.

Matthew 14:30 says, “But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord save me!'” Like Peter in this Scripture, when we focus on the wind (our circumstances) we will begin to sink, but if we look to Jesus we will be at rest. When we surrender our fears to God He gives us His peace. Fear is the opposite of faith as fear paralyzes you, while faith propels you. When we focus on the promises of God and speak out the Word of God in faith, we won’t be swayed by our circumstances.

“My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be shaken.” (Psalm 62:5-6 NASB)

“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 NASB)

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7NASB) (Photo via Unsplash)

Praise Him in the Storm

God lives among the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). As we praise God we sense His presence and in His presence there is fullness of joy. Praise is a powerful spiritual weapon as it changes the atmosphere around us. In the Scriptures we read how the walls of Jericho came crashing down, giving victory to God’s people due to the Israelites releasing shouts of praise (Joshua 6:20). In Acts 16:25-26, we read that the prison doors shook open when Paul and Silas prayed and praised God.

We can sing praises in the midst of trials and difficulties as we know God will overcome. Praise lifts our eyes from the battle to the victory, for Christ has already won the victory. We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. Though the rewards of praising God are many, we praise Him because of who He is, not because of what He gives. We can remain joyful no matter what is happening in our lives because we have the Lord, and in Him we will overcome no matter what the devil is trying to bring against us. It is the will of God for us to rejoice no matter what comes. As we rejoice in God, we release joy to others.

“You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” (Psalm 16:11 NASB)

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”(2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB)

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”(John 16:33 NASB)

He is the God of the Impossible

As we are yielded to the Lord, He makes the path straight before us. God prepares the path before us and equips us for the journey. At times we have limited vision of the path ahead and what we are going through, but the Lord has the big picture and He calls us to trust in Him. He takes even our failures and disappointments and reconfigures them to work together for good.

God is fighting for us and He turns our situations around for His glory and for our good. There is nothing too hard for God. There is nothing that is outside of God’s reach. Scripture teaches that God can make a way when there seems as though there is no way; and no doubt we can all testify to times when God has made a way in our lives where things seemed impossible.

When we rest and trust in God the storms of life may come but our heart will not be moved.

The Holy Spirit is our great Helper who teaches us and guides us in the ways of truth, God’s ways. The Holy Spirit always leads us in the direction God has for our life, which results in making the path before us straight. We should subject everything in our life to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

God invites us to hold onto the promises He has given and to believe He is able to do the impossible for us. He may not do it in the way we expect, but He will work all things for our good and it will be so much better than we thought. God is bigger than your situation. You are not walking in this journey alone; He is with you and will never leave you.

Hold onto faith as small as a mustard seed, because that alone is enough faith to see mountains move and giants fall. We need to deal with any area of unbelief in our lives. Faith and unbelief both come by what we are hearing or giving attention to. We choose to have faith come into our heart by hearing the Word of God. The power of God is unleashed in the lives of those with true faith.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB)

“I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.” (Isaiah 45:2 NASB)

“The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works.” (Psalm 145:9 NASB)

“But He said, ‘The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.'”(Luke 18:27 NASB)

“Truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move and nothing will be impossible to you.”(Matthew 17:20 NASB) (Photo via Unsplash)

He is All You Need – Encounter His love

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.” (Psalm 28:7 NASB)

“Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside of you, and the resting place of His love will become the very source and root of your life, providing you with a secure foundation that grows and grows. Then, as your spiritual strength increases, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences – the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is His love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding – this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!” (Ephesians 3:17-19 TPT)

The Lord is all we need. His love is limitless and it gives us strength.We can live in the reality of God’s love, a love that grounds us and establishes us regardless of the storms we face. His love is bigger than anything we’re going through. To be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, and to be filled with the all-surpassing love of Christ is to be transformed from the inside out. The Lord wants us to encounter His heart. He wants us to know how much we are loved and how much He delights in us. He is inviting us to rest in Him and His love.

Rest in Him and praise Him in the storm. He is the God of the impossible and He is working all things for your good. Join your heart to His and allow His love to give you strength. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Katie Barker
Bring the Fire Ministries

Email: contact@katiebarker.com.au
Website: www.katiebarker.com.au | www.bringthefireministries.com

Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. Bring the Fire Ministries is about bringing revival fire to the nations. It is about ministering to others through the power of the Word of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Katie has a heart to encourage Believers into a deeper relationship with the Lord and see them walk in the fullness of their identity and inheritance in Christ. Her desire is to see Believers understand their Kingdom authority and position, use the spiritual gifts they have been given and impact their areas of influence for the Kingdom of God. She also has a heart for revival and to see the Body of Christ united and awakened.

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"The Army is Being Called Back Up!" Melissa Nordell, Fresno, CA

Just the other night, I had a revelation of God’s army of soldiers being called back into battle. The alarm has been sounded. The activation orders have been sent. Some of you have felt like you would never get back into the fight; at least not like you had it before. Some of you have lost so much in your wilderness season that you have felt like you could never get back up on your feet, much less fight. But the Lord says, “That was only for a time, a seemingly dormant season of testing and learning”. Henceforth you are called back in the fight stronger and more energetic than ever before, unimaginably so.

You Are Being Called Back into the Battle

Leaders, teachers, pastors and prophets that have given up are being revived by the Lord. It’s like a shot in the arm as young and old are in this together, bringing a new sound—a new word—for the harvest to be brought forth. Those who have been wounded are back in the fight with new limbs and new strategies; healed with scar tissue that is stronger than the old. What you thought was dead has only been resting, growing and developing. Things will just happen with no effort on your part. Doors will open, and you will know that it is God because you don’t even have to ask for the supply or the help to do the task.

Evangelists who used to speak of God’s love in the streets and even in tent venues, are being called up. “Now is the time to do this again,” says the Lord, “but in a new and modern way. It will be without religion as signs and wonders will now follow you with ease, for you have dropped the pretense and striving in order to do My will for all the right reasons. Now is the season that I must bring in the greater harvest,” cries the Lord.

Some of you are crisis intercessors who used to have words of knowledge, dreams and visions of disasters and terror attacks—wake-up calls to intercede in times gone by—but it seemed like these calls might never return. Some of you had been translated to intercede in different countries and cities, but that was in times past as well. God is reactivating these gifts after your season of drought. You may not have even asked for this to happen again, but it has come.

God is calling up some who are in Kingdom mountain structures other than religion—such as business. Businesses that you thought were over (or not so successful) and inventions and ideas that you put on the shelf are being revived. These may have seemed dead but were only lying dormant beneath the surface. God is saying that it is time for these to break ground and be seen in the light. “The harvest needs to be funded in this late hour,” says the Lord. “I am now presenting to the world examples of My wisdom, maturity and integrity in business and other areas of the marketplace.”

You didn’t ask to be called back up into the war. It’s your Commander-in-Chief who has sent His orders and is calling you. He has need of you. He has need of your gifts and training at this critical time. But it is only the humble that can stand in this war—the last push.

God is with You through Your Captivity Season

Joseph was such a one, who must have thought his dreams were over while in captivity in Egypt. Realize that he must have wondered about that prophetic dream about his brothers bowing down to him. “Did I hear right? Did circumstances change God’s original plan for my life? Maybe I was too haughty for my own good and God will not be able to use me,” were all questions he might have posed to himself. However, that was only a time of dormancy to the seeing eye above the surface.

During that time, Joseph was maturing in this humbling, learning experience. He must have felt weakened at first through the trial, but ended up strengthened and more wise and mature than ever before. God was with Joseph that whole time, from being sold into slavery to his time in Egypt. “Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him…” (Acts 7:9).

Joseph must have been praying for his family while in Egypt, even though he had no way of knowing what had happened to them. He had to have been thinking about them, wondering if his Hebrew ancestors were able to survive and where they had gone—especially his adored father. Maybe Joseph had given up at times. Maybe he even got mad at God for his circumstances. These times of wilderness can be very humbling…if one does not give up entirely. After the time of famine reached a critical point, God sent Joseph’s brothers into Pharaoh’s land at the perfect time when Joseph was ready to receive them and with humility.

What an impossibility for the brothers to have a personal audience with the second in command of Egypt, the one they had sold into slavery! But God…He showed up and called Joseph suddenly back into the battle that he was bred and trained for.

“Joseph said to his brothers, ‘I am Joseph! Is my father still living?’ But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, ‘Come close to me.’ When they had done so, he said, ‘I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you'” (Gen. 45:3-5).

What a changed Joseph! What an amazing leader and hero to the Hebrew people. What a wonderful maturing in Joseph since the day he was taken away from his family. He was not concerned with revenge or being right. He was just glad to see his family and wanted to know if they were being honest. God had also done a work in his brothers. Now Joseph was ready.

Awaken! Your Time of Being Hidden is Over!

For some of you, it has been like a Joseph season: a time of being hidden, outside of the same surroundings and positions where you once were. You have learned well and are able to now do Kingdom work for all the right reasons. For in the dying to self you have been able to heartily and willingly give up those dreams and plans to just “be” in Him. To just worship Him in wholeness and certainty—willing to serve but give up the plans you once held. Therefore, you can now be used and those promises can come to pass.

It takes a seed to die to bring life and harvest. That seed also must break out of the outer harder shell of flesh. God has been training and flesh-purifying those that can stand in the fight.

“I am awakening you,” says the Lord, “in this time, I have need of every gift, every talent, every age, male and female—those humble enough for the task. The doors and gates have been opened.” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Melissa Nordell
Strategic Prayer Command Ministry

Email: strategicprayercommandmin@yahoo.com

Melissa Nordell is a graduate of Wagner Leadership Institute and founder of Strategic Prayer Command Ministry. She was the former Lead Intercessor of The Dwelling Place Church in Hemet. She is an ordained teacher of intercession and teaches regular classes in intercession and spiritual warfare at Victory Christian Fellowship in Fresno, CA. She is also a writer and editor who has written articles for the Elijah List, Breaking Christian News and God Reports; and is currently writing an autobiography for Fred Berry.

"How to Know God’s Will for Your Life" by Che Ahn, Pasadena, CA

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

I have been walking with the Lord for over forty years, and in that journey, He has given me both specific tasks to fulfill: divine assignments and an over-arching destiny. Regardless of the season I’ve been in, He has been faithful to lead me on the path.

Here are three foundations that will help you pursue His purpose for you with security and peace, knowing His will for you is not a burden, but a joy! When you walk with God daily, you are daily in the will of God.

Know Your Identity

“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:28)

Understanding your identity, and what God has given you through Jesus, is foundational to knowing His will for your life. God’s first mandate to mankind was to increase in number, and to rule over the earth. Because of sin, we lost the right to exercise dominion the way He originally intended us to. Instead of ruling, we became ruled by our flesh.

Thank God for new life in Jesus! Through the death and resurrection of Christ, we have been re-born into new purpose and new identity. According to Romans 5:17, we get to “reign in life” through Jesus. We are given authority to glorify God, to do good works, and to walk, think, act, and love like His Son did.

Listen to the Voice of God

“…The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:10)

Now that you know that you were made with a purpose and given the authority to fulfill that purpose, you’ll want to explore the specifics of God’s plans for your life. Here are three foundations of prayer that will help you to dialogue with your heavenly Father, to listen to His voice and receive His guidance for your life.

1. Speak to God, and listen for His voice in response. Whether that comes through a sense of urging through His Spirit, through the “still, small voice,” or through some other way, listen.

2. Start with a clean slate. If you feel far from God, and unable to communicate with Him because of sin in your life, run to God, not from Him! Confess your sin to God, knowing you can approach Him confidently.

3. Pray in the Spirit. One of the ways the Holy Spirit gives you counsel and guidance about what and how to pray is through the gift of tongues. If you have yet to receive this gift, keep asking God for it and expect to get it!

Destiny and Divine Assignments

God has a destiny for your life, and He also has specific divine assignments. These assignments can seem unrelated to your destiny, but they are the good works that God has put in place for you to complete. Not long after I got saved in 1973, I began attending the University of Maryland, where I began a student Bible study. My overall destiny is to reach the nations, specifically in Asia. However, God had a divine assignment for me for a season: to bring Him glory among college students.

Regardless of what season you are in, know that your purpose will always line up with the Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

God’s desire for your life to is to walk in communion with Him, making disciples and seeing His Kingdom come. When you pursue His presence, stay grounded in His Word, and allow Him to develop godly character in you, you will remain in the center of His will! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Che Ahn

HRock Church

Email: info@hrockchurch.com

Website: www.hrockchurch.com

Ché Ahn and his wife, Sue, are the Founding Pastors of HRock Church in Pasadena, California. Ché serves as the Founder and President of Harvest International Ministry (HIM) and the International Chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). With a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, he has played a key role in many strategic outreaches on local, national and international levels. He has written more than a dozen books and travels extensively throughout the world, bringing apostolic insight with an impartation of renewal, healing and evangelism.

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