In these days that we are living in, we need to know the victory that the Lord has for us His people. The enemy desires to instill fear into our hearts so that we would be unable to step out into all of the wonderful blessings that the Lord has for us. Our God desires to infuse 'FAITH' into our hearts that we might walk in His victory and in His power.
Our God is releasing 'New Wells of Hope' to His people. The 'Greater One' lives within you!! All things are possible for our God!!
We have enclosed an encouraging word for you today we pray that this word will bless you abundantly.
IT IS OUR JOY TO SERVE YOU IN PRAYER!!
* Healing Ministry * Deliverance Ministry * Prophetic Ministry
* Baptism in the Holy Spirit * Financial Breakthrough * Restoration of Marriages
We pray for all 'prayer needs'!!
We are open for prayer ministry:
* Saturday, February 4th, 2017
* Our Doors Open @ 1:30 p.m.
* Everyone is welcome
* No appointment is needed
Location: Evangel Christian Fellowship
Address: 1454 Courtney Road, Perry, FL 32347
Directions: Evangel Christian Fellowship is near Doctor's Memorial Hospital, which is located at 333 N Byron Butler Parkway, Perry, FL. 32347. Going North on N Byron Butler Parkway past the hospital to the next road - Ash St. make a right on Ash St. then a quick left onto Courtney Road. ECF is about 1/4 mile down on the right.
Phone # (954) 75 JESUS (755-3787)
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* PROPHETIC WORD - Dutch Sheets: "The foundation has now been laid and you watch and see. I decree to you that in the Healing Rooms of America incredible, supernatural, dramatic, extraordinary signs and wonders are going to take place...."
You may contact us at:
PO Box 4681, Dowling Park, FL 32064
Phone # (954) 75 JESUS (755-3787)
Please know that we are here for you, it is our joy to serve you in prayer!!
With Love & blessings,
Rich & Dottie Kane,
Israel National Advisors
Recognizing The Season
There are strategic times and seasons when God encounters His Church in unique ways. About twenty years ago God released many profound encounters, strategic destinies and powerful mantles. Many who received these mantles have remained hidden. In the intervening years there has been a deep work of maturity. Now is the time when they will begin to walk in the full authority of their mantles. Jacob's life is a prophetic model.
In Genesis 28 Jacob had a profound dream (Genesis 28:12-17). In the dream three images were highlighted to him:
1 A stairway.
2 Angels ascending and descending.
3 The LORD (Yahweh).
Each of these images is preceded by the Hebrew word hinneh meaning: look! Hinneh adds dramatic gesture. It goes with a lifted arm and an open mouth:
"There, a stairway! Oh, angels! and look, the LORD Himself!" (J. P. Fokkelman, Narrative Art in Genesis). It makes the narrative very vivid for the reader, bringing Jacob's dream into the present as if it was happening right now (Bruce Waltke, Genesis). God wants to reveal to us the same spiritual realities that Jacob saw. Before Jacob had this dream he was unaware of the spiritual activity all around him. Through the dream:
1.) He saw a gateway (Genesis 28:17).
2.) He observed the intense activity in the spirit realm.
3.) He encountered the God of covenant.
Above, Upon, Or Beside
The most interesting aspect of Jacob's dream is the location of God. Most Bible translations say that God was above the stairway, but the Hebrew word can mean above, upon, or beside (see reference here). The Hebrew text makes four locations possible for God:
1.) Above the stairway.
2.) Upon the stairway.
3.) Beside the stairway.
4.) Beside Jacob.
Following the model of the tower of Babel in Genesis 11, God would be at the top. However, the book of Genesis makes a clear contrast between the ways of humankind – which led to the tower of Babel – and the ways of God; demonstrated through the lives of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were the sons of covenant. Yahweh was the God of covenant. Covenant is the most serious and intimate of all relationships.
God being upon or beside the stairway gives a much more intimate picture than Him being above it. The context of covenant argues against God being above the stairway and for God being upon it or beside it, or even beside Jacob. Consider also:
When God spoke to Jacob in the dream He said to Jacob, rather than called to him (Genesis 28:13). "Said" favors an intimate picture, whereas "called" favors God being distant at the top of the stairway.
When Jacob woke from the dream he strongly asserted, "The LORD is in this place!" (Genesis 28:16). These words convey closeness not distance. In John 1:51 Jesus said that He was the Stairway.
What Did Jacob Experience?
When I first learned that there were four possible locations for God in Jacob's dream I sought God for further insight. My prayer was simple: "God, please show me what Jacob saw." God answered by giving me a vision. In the vision I was traveling through a tunnel of blue light. I came out of the tunnel and before me was a huge blue eye. The eye had infinity in it. I started to travel into the eye. Next thing the scene changed.
I was standing in a small room with two mirrors directly opposite each other. Because the mirrors reflected back to each other you could see multitudes of mirrors in both directions. God is multidimensional and infinite. Each subsequent mirror represented another dimension of God and there are infinite dimensions. Even if you climb a mountain to get a better view within one dimension you are still only seeing within one dimension.
The vision left me stunned. Suddenly I saw the depth of our covenant God in a new way. The color blue is often associated with revelation and of course eyes are windows into the soul. When a man and a woman are in covenant relationship they have the right to look into each other's eyes in a way that would be inappropriate for others.
Jacob's dream was an invitation to know the depth of covenant relationship with God. Instead of showing me exactly what Jacob saw, God revealed to me the dimension of the revelation. It's no wonder Jacob woke up overcome with awe! Once again, it was highlighted to me that Jacob's dream was about covenant and intimacy.
The Twenty Year Delay
After having this dream, Jacob left the region of Israel and stayed in Haran with his uncle Laban. Twenty years later Jacob returned to Israel (Genesis 31:38, 41). He also stepped into the spiritual gateway he first encountered in his dream. Once again he encountered God's angels (Genesis 32:1). Once again he encountered God – this time in the form of a Man (Genesis 32:24-30). The encounter was so profound that he actually physically wrestled with God. The deepest issues of Jacob's heart came to the forefront as he wrestled throughout the night.
Eventually the Man said, "Let Me go, for the day breaks" (v26). But Jacob refused, "I will not let You go unless You bless me" (v26). The Man affirmed that because Jacob had wrestled with God and with man his name would be changed to Israel. Jacob means deceiver. Israel means prince with God. Jacob stepped into a much greater position of spiritual authority.
There are intentional signposts in the Hebrew text that link Jacob's encounter through the dream in Genesis 28 (scene one) with his encounter in Genesis 32 (scene two). One thing that is immediately evident is the increased intensity of the encounter in Genesis 32. Consider the following differences between the two scenes:
In scene one Jacob sees God.
In scene two he wrestles with God (wrestling is one of the most intense forms of interaction).
In scene one Jacob hears God.
In scene two he speaks with God.
In scene one God is beside or before Jacob.
In scene two God is face to face with Jacob.
In scene one Jacob encounters God.
In scene two he encounters God and his name is changed to Israel.
What Jacob's Encounter Means For Us Today
Jacob had two profound encounters with God – firstly in a dream, secondly wrestling with a Man. In between these two encounters he worked for his uncle Laban for twenty years. Laban continually controlled and exploited Jacob – repeatedly changing his wages (Genesis 31:7, 41). It was a frustrating situation that prevented Jacob from getting ahead in life. Jacob was trapped.
Jacob's life speaks to our day. About twenty years ago there was a season of profound encounter across the Body of Christ. (From 1993 to 2006 God uniquely encountered me again and again. As I look back I recognize that God was mantling me – but this was also true of many others).
Many people encountered God in profound ways but then things happened outside of their control. Instead of walking in their promised destinies they spent these years in relative hiddenness, serving in some capacity, but trapped, the profound encounters with God merely distant realities. This is about to change.
There is no time, space or distance in the spirit realm. The place you experienced in the spirit realm many years ago is as real today as when you first experienced it – you can go back to that place. Right now we stand on the brink of a new season.
Many are about to see spiritual realities for the first time – they will see heavenly gateways, angelic activity, and the God of covenant speaking directly to them. And others are about to rediscover gateways that they first encountered twenty years ago. Not only will they have fresh encounters with God – they will come forth with a profound new authority that will cause dramatic shifts in the earth.
Heart of David Ministries
Nathan Shaw helps bring individuals and churches into dynamic encounters with God's indescribable love. Over the last twenty years he has been instrumental in ushering in significant moves of the Spirit in over ten different nations. Many have experienced life-changing prophetic encounters and dramatic visitations from God. Nathan is the author of two books: Passion and Fire and Unto the Least of These. Nathan is senior pastor at Fire and Destiny Centre, Dunedin (www.fireanddestiny.org) and Celebration Church, Mosgiel (www.celebrationchurch.xyz).%%detect_html%%