From the desk of Steve Shultz:
Multiple prophets are saying that there is a "famine of hearing" right now. But that does not mean there are not hundreds of thousands that DO HEAR right now. It just means that it's a small percentage of Believers who are hearing God's voice, as opposed to what Jesus would desire.
Many Churches are "getting it" though. They are seeing that it is their personal, corporate, and worldwide duty and privilege to repent and pray for the solutions for our countries, for the oil spill, for our environment and on and on.
Let us not assume that our prayers, one at a time, will not move the heart and hand of God. You could be the last person God is waiting for to pray for this oil spill, as a "for instance." Even this week, in the congregation I attend, we prayed with fervency for a quick solution to the oil spill.
So we humble ourselves, we repent and we ask for miracles, and they WILL happen. Pray with us and then watch what happens in the news.
There's a Famine "of Hearing"
in the Land
Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord. And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.—Amos 8:11-12, AMP
These are the words of the Prophet Amos that can be directly related to the American Church today. The Church has been dominated by a spirit of stupor because of their continual disobedience to God.
This famine in the land is a blanket of deafness preventing the Body of Christ from hearing the Word. In this fast-paced world the Word is made available by many forms of communication by internet, T.V., books, CDs and DVDs to name a few. There is no lack. The problem is in the hearing of the word as if the word is falling on deaf ears and bringing confusion into the understanding of the spoken Word. It's just like the serpent did in the Garden when he spoke to Eve twisting the original Word of God.
As it is written, God gave them a spirit (an attitude) of stupor, eyes that should not see and ears that should not hear, [that has continued] down to this very day.—Romans 11:8, AMP
The oil spill in the Gulf is only the beginning of this nation's troubles. The only hope (confident expectation) for America is for her to wake up from her stupor and cry out to God. When the Church goes to her knees and cries out to God for mercy, He will hear the prayers of the godly and answer and heal their land (and their seas).
There is no help for this nation apart from God. We must cry out for God to plug the oil well in the Gulf for He's the only one that can do it! And He'll only do it when the Church cries out.
A Promise for God's People
If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.—2 Chronicles 7:14, AMP
This is a powerful Scripture for the Church; not the heathen. It's a promise for God's people; those who are called by His name. Christians are those who walk in the power and authority of Christ. When they cry out God hears them and answers.
When the American Church wakes up and cries out to God, we give Him permission to stop some of these major judgments. The only answer now will be God answering the prayers of His saints. Cry out to God so people will come out of their stupor and begin to hear from Heaven.
Pray for the spirit of stupor on this nation to be broken. There is no shortage of the word, they are not hearing. When you hear, then you obey! Heaven is waiting on the prayers of the saints to answer 2 Chronicles 7:14. The saints must go to their knees!
In short, God is waiting for the redeemed of the Lord to say so!
Bob and Bonnie Jones
The Prophetic Ministry of Bob and Bonnie Jones
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June 10-13, 2010
A People of Miracles, Signs and Wonders
with Ryan Wyatt, Bob Jones, Mahesh Chavda, Patricia King, Jeff Jansen and worship by Michael Ketterer and Vince Gibson
Abiding Glory International Ministry Base
1608 Midpark Road, Knoxville, TN 37921
July 2-3, 2010
Austin Arising Fire Glory
Cathedral of Praise
3406 Tarlton Lane, Austin, TX 78734
July 9-11, 2010
Raphael is Coming: The Antidote to snakebite
with Gary and Kathi Oates, Bob and Bonnie Jones and Dr. Gordon and Laura Tessler
1472 Price Road, Moravian Falls, NC 28654
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