The Subtle Falling of Leaves

The Subtle Falling of Leaves

The leaves are beginning to fall

You’ve been falling for a while now

Will you embrace the change of seasons?

Will you allow death to serve its purpose so you can overcome its meaning?

Will you complain when winter draws near?

The leaves falling are calling you to leave your resistance to transformation’s process

Spring will come again you know. Do you know?

If you don’t fall you cannot rise, so we are changing your definition of failure and falling

Are the trees immoral for shedding their leaves?

Is immortality alive in the breeze even when you don’t know where it comes from?

The leaves are beginning to fall

They’ve been trying to wake you up for a while now

Be still and know, so when the trees are naked you are no longer ashamed

The winter’s snow will reveal your purity

Love will give meaning to your process

Love will conquer your fear of death

The leaves are beginning to fall

You’ve been resisting the cycle of life for a while now

Unless a grain of wheat falls, my child, unless it dies it cannot arise

You return from where you came

I’m sorry they told you you will return to the dust

They’ve been clinging to their fading shells for a while now

The real you returns to My Face

The Face of the One who breathed you into existence

So conquer death by not being afraid of it, my child

Embrace the expanding cycle of transformation

Life & death is in the power of a Reality that never dies

In a little while now you will see Me face to face

For life is but My breath that lasts forever

The Overview Effect: Encounters of the Heavenly Kind

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“Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available, a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.” – Fred Hoyle

“The Overview Effect” is covered in a brief documentary where astronauts explain their experience from space looking back at the earth.  They talk about a cognitive shift in perspective when they realize the beauty of earth as one living organism and how everything in it contributes to its life.  This perspective causes one to see the pettiness of human wars and conflicts, while expanding the desire to see mankind work together for the benefit of our home and each other.

If we can get this brilliant perspective we will further see change towards a holistic approach to life on earth and a true movement FOR mankind that is founded on Love.  This cognitive shift is none other than the mind of Christ.  It also reminds me of the famous verse:

“For God so loved the world.”

About 10 years ago I was using a book in my prayer time someone had given to me called: Open My Eyes, Lord: A Practical Guide to Angelic Visitations and Heavenly Experiences” by Gary Oates.

In the book Gary shares one of his experiences while on a Randy Clark sponsored ministry trip to Brazil in 2002.  While the testimony is better in full context, I will share what is pertinent to our post.  During worship one night, Gary had a powerful experience where he left his body to find himself looking down at everybody worshipping the Lord.  He then started shooting upwards through the tent until he was looking down at part of the city, while also seeing the tent they were meeting at glowing with the presence of God.

For those who like Scripture to back up experiences, Ezekiel 8:3 says:

“The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me into visions of God.

Eventually Gary came back down into his body and looked up to see Jesus coming toward Him where he ended up having a powerful experience with Jesus.  See the book for more details.  At the end of the book Gary leads you in a powerful prayer of consecration and impartation that I would soon find out really works.

Shortly after reading Gary’s book I was reading Bill Johnson’s book called, “The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind.”  As I would read the book a heavy presence of God would come over me and I kept hearing God’s voice internally saying over and over:

You have to renew your mind.  You have to renew your mind.  You have to renew your mind.”

Maybe that same voice is saying the same thing to you right now?  Don’t mistake the words you just read for my own. 🙂  Continuing on.

While hearing the words to renew my mind, God’s presence grew so strong that I decided to lay down for a nap.  (Looking back I thought I was just getting tired but later realized it was an overwhelming presence similar to what Adam may have felt when he was put to sleep in Genesis 2:21)  Shortly after laying down the next thing I know is I am hovering 2 stories up outside by bedroom window looking into it.  I then began to shoot straight up in the air.  As I was shooting up into the sky I was afraid but remembered Gary’s testimony of when he was afraid in his encounter he began to descend, so I tried as best I could to ask God for strength to not be afraid.  (Fear robs us of so much!)  The next thing I know I am hovering above the earth like the picture I included with this post, only it was far more vivid.  Take a little time to imagine yourself looking at the earth from this position before you continue reading.

I was suspended in this view of between heaven and earth until suddenly I began to fall back to earth.  I remember thinking over and over as I was falling, “I’m going to die, I’m going to die, I’m going to die!”   I got about 20 feet from the ground and I begin to float like a feather for the remaining few feet to earth until I came to rest in some lush green grass. The next thing I know I woke up on my bed quite stunned at what just happened.  Read the the Ezekiel 8:3 verse again,

“The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven.”

I had experienced The Overview Effect and I didn’t even have to be an astronaut to see it!

So after recently viewing the Overview Effect I am impacted by this encounter more than ever.  My heart swells with Love and Possibility for our planet.  I know without a doubt that Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit SO LOVE THIS WORLD.  They want to see us come together in unity to make it beautiful and to also enjoy where it is already beautiful.  This is God’s desire for heaven on earth and it is this perspective that Jesus teaches us to live out and pray for.

Activation:

Take time to meditate on the picture I posted above  and/or watch the short 19 minute documentary called “The Overview Effect.”  You can now see this effect without even needing to leave your body!  Ask the Spirit to take you deep into God’s heart for this planet.  Let God expand your horizons to what is possible.

Between earth and heaven we learn the perspective of leaven.  We learn the power of mankind to affect the whole.  We learn that we are participating in what lives, dies and grows in the earth.  We participate in what the earth and mankind is becoming.  We learn that our imaginary boundaries are the only thing that keep us from Reality.

Between heaven and earth we learn our worth that gives birth to the endless possibilities of Love.  Floating on this ball of land and sea we can take each other’s hand and see that we are all here together.  WE ARE ALL HERE TOGETHER!

 The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. -Acts 17:24

Together we have to renew our minds,

-PH

View The Overview Effect Documentary Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKK4dAu_sFo

For more about Randy Clark and Global Awakening see www.globalawakening.com

Gary Oates Book:  http://www.amazon.com/Open-Eyes-Lord-Visitations-Experiences/dp/0975262203/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465150136&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=gary+opates

  • For those who value Scripture like I do we further see Gary’s and my  experience in 2 Corinthians 12:2-4.  In line with what Paul says, I did not know whether I was in my body or not but God knows.  Also sharing this experience has nothing to do with me being highly mature or spiritual.  It simply has to do with the grace of God showing us how big God is, what is possible and how reality works.  I was simply hungry for more of God.

When Teresa of Avila Said My Name

Years ago I was reading the words of Teresa of Avila alone in a house.  I was being greatly impacted as I sat on the couch and eventually stopped reading as I began to experience an awesome presence of God.  I eventually leaned back and closed my eyes to fully take in the experience.  Sometimes we see more when our eyes are closed.

I was caught up in a state of consciousness with God that words cannot describe but at some point a female voice audibly and firmly said my name with what sounded like “great delight.”  I didn’t even flinch because I was so caught up in God’s presence.  I slowly began to open my eyes and looked around to see if the woman from whose voice had spoken was there.  I saw no one yet I was engulfed in a serene peace as my mental capacities were joyfully suspended in God’s presence.

I believe that voice was Teresa of Avila herself.

This is what it is like to experience the truth of Scripture that records we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.  (Hebrews 12:1)

This was also one of those times when God was going beyond what I could think or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)

While my experience may be foreign or even cause anxiety to a troubled mind, it would only be because the “cares of the world” as Jesus calls them, are the ruling agents of one’s perception.  When we care more about the Reality of God than “earthly things”, our minds are able to experience the “things above” that the Apostle Paul encourages us to focus on. (Col 3:1-2)  When we value these experiences they lead us to have renewed minds that are conformed to heavenly realities and not patterns of reasoning that reject them.  (Romans 12:2)

The Way Our Names Our Spoken

The powerful thing about my encounter with Teresa in God’s presence was the way she spoke my name.  And that is the key in all of this isn’t it?  It’s the intention of how someone speaks your name and wants to influence you.  It is how they say it.

Someone can call your name with the sound of great disappointment or a tone of questioning intention that makes you feel they do not have your best interest in mind.  God, being seated above where we are asked to focus our minds, has no disappointment in His mind towards you.  This immediately brings to mind something a friend of mine has said,

It is impossible for God to be disappointed in you.  For Him to be disappointed with you, you would have to do something He didn’t already know you were capable of doing.” –Randall Worley

Part of the reality of God being seated “above” is that He is seated above accusation and the things of the world that have no connection to His nature or reality.  Things like fear, condemnation, doubt, complaining, gossip, bad intentions, hate, etc.  And so we see why Paul encourages us to focus on things above where God is seated and where we are seated with Him!  (Eph 2:6, Col 3:1-2)

Your Name

Jesus sent out 72 disciples to proclaim the reality of God’s world with the authority to heal the sick & cast out demons.  The 72 came back extremely excited because of all the miracles they saw and the demons that submitted to Jesus’ name.  Jesus explained the authority they had in God but emphasized that it is not best to rejoice in the power that you have but to “rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20)

I picked up Teresa’s book again today and read this,

The soul understands they would do far more good in one day than in ten years if they thought a lot less about their authority and simply loved God.”

That is exactly what Jesus was saying to the 72.

Jesus went on to rejoice and praise Heavenly Father that these disciples were able to be impressed by God’s world of wonders & miracles but most importantly He was rejoicing in their slow realization that God loved them for who they were and not for what they did.   All our experiences with God will naturally cause wonder and delight but most of all they remind us that we are connected to a God we can continually know as we are known by Him.  He knows us all by name!  (Eph 3:15)

The power of knowing that our name is written in heaven comes from experiencing the intention of the One who speaks our name.  I described the tone of Teresa saying my name as one of “great delight”, which is exactly the tone of Jesus’ praise of Father revealing to us that our names our written on His heart.  It is with Love and Great Delight that Father God speaks your name.  Anything else is not from God and is from an accuser.

The substance of God’s name is often best understood as “Love” and Love casts out all fear & accusation.

Those who overcome accusations by trusting God is Love are able to experience the victory of living aware of God & Heavenly Realities.  They can abide in Love with their minds being free from accusation as they are focused on “things above.”  It is of the victorious ones that the book of Revelation records the following about our name:

The one who is victorious will be dressed in white.  I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.” (Rev 3:5)

It is fitting that the author of Revelation opens up with hearing a voice in the Spirit, which is where we are all called to live.  We were born to be led by the Spirit of God in knowing our Heavenly Father is our Perfect Daddy and we are His unconditionally loved kids.  The fruit of living from heaven (above) while on earth is one of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Self Control, Wonder, Mystery, Child-Likeness and more.  These qualities truly bring heaven to earth as Jesus taught us to live and pray.

Be encouraged today that you are actually surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses that continually speak your name with great delight as they cheer you on to experience all that God has for you.  Be encouraged to share your heavenly experiences from a place of having your worth firmly rooted in God, as the blood of Jesus and the words of your testimony encourage the hungry and thirsty to find their Reality in God. (Rev 12:10-11)  Rejoice in knowing your Father knows and loves your name!

Prayer

Father, give us ears to hear You speaking our name with Great Delight.  Let us hear and experience the truth from above that we are your beloved Children in whom You are well pleased.  We don’t just want to read it, we want to know it.

-PH

Those who hear the word and accept it will bear fruit thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” – Mark 4:20

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” -Eph 1:3

  • Teresa’s book I was reading is titled, “Teresa of Avila: The book of my life” as translated by Mirabai Starr.

 

Brushstrokes of Grace Review

Here is my  review for Randall Worley’s book: Brushstrokes of Grace: Finding Grace In A Graceless World

My wife recently rearranged our living room to be more open and inviting and I must add, she did an excellent job.  Randall’s book will rearrange the living room of your heart and mind to be more open and inviting, as a deeper understanding of God will be entertained in whatever place you find yourself reading it.  I’d even say that many will be comforted in finding themselves while reading it.

Speaking of comfort, some may initially find this book uncomforting as they are invited to venture into their previously shallow ideas about the depths of God, while others who are uncomfortable will be comforted by a God that was much better than they had originally anticipated.  Throughout the reading of this book I found myself comforted in the depths of God’s love that I have come to know yet in other places I was challenged in the shallowness of some of the waters I found myself in.  It is here where Randall inspires our hearts with a deep that calls out to the depths we were created for.

Brushstrokes of Grace will help paint you a picture of who God really is.  Keep in mind you may not see this painting hung up in some the religious institutions of our day but for those not hung up on dogma and who are interested in actually knowing God’s nature, you will be greatly encouraged by the quality of the Artist accurately portrayed in this book.  Randall has done a masterful job with communicating in a way that allows these brushstrokes of God’s grace to touch the canvas of our lives.

Lastly, I have paid careful attention to the depth and clarity of Randall’s teaching for quite a few years now and many of us have wondered when Randall would write books. Brushstrokes of Grace has been worth the wait but many should not wait to get this book in their hands . It will be a catalyst for you to be encouraged in understanding and ultimately experiencing the true depths of God’s love and grace that religion has long tried to keep hidden.  I cannot recommend the author and his book enough.

Check it out with the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Brush-Strokes-Grace-Finding-Graceless-ebook/dp/B010QX0RGW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1460737687&sr=1-1&keywords=randall+worley

-PH

God, Science, The Matrix, You

Have you ever experienced God (or even received a God inspired idea) in a way that completely rocked your world and left you not knowing how to process it?

“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!” -Psalm 139:6

Science is now confirming what happens when you experience God, which results in a process of unlearning and learning new realities that actually make new connections in your brain. This can be monitored on brain scans. The following paragraph is from Rob Moll’s book, “What Your Body knows about God.”

One researcher believes that spiritual experiences can be so powerful that they knock loose some of the brain’s wiring, creating a sense of God’s absence as the brain rewires the necessary parts to experience God. The “dark night of the soul” may not simply be a form of spiritual depression but a signal that the brain is changing.”

This makes perfect sense to many of the experiences I have had with God where I was so amazed right away, yet left somewhat confused as how to process or walk the revealed truth out. This is because I was previously darkened to the Light that is now shining in the places that had no grid for the Light to shine there continually. Of course my spirit is extremely excited in these times but what will other people think? How can I become mature in this new reality I am beginning to understand?

These questions will take on varying degrees of excitement and difficulty depending on the connection you have to people who are safe enough to process your journey with you and who will not be afraid of paradigms that they themselves may not have a grid for. (Which actually means they are not formed in their brain yet so their minds are literally in the dark but it is possible for their heart to burn with excitement at what you are saying. See Luke 24 for the story of some disciples walking with Jesus without even knowing it in their brains but they did have burning hearts.) It will also vary according to the levels of persecution or pushback you directly experience like the Apostle Paul or Jesus did with those who think what you are experiencing or saying is crazy or false.

The encouraging thing is that this “dark night of the soul” is actually the place through which the seed of Truth can break through the soil and grow into a beautiful tree that can feed the world, while simultaneously bringing you increased fulfillment as you go from one level of understanding to another in your relation to God.

This process of experiencing God and rewiring the brain is what the Scripture calls the renewing of the mind.

Using the analogy of the Matrix movie, this journey is usually only sustained by those who decide to take the red pill to see how much of God and Reality we can actually know.  It is for those who have allowed their hearts to be tenderized by Love so that seeds of revelation remain and grow even when our minds cannot comprehend what we know in our heart from our experiences with God.  The red pill is usually not taken for fear of what one does not understand.  This is where Father God always stands with His arms wide open saying, “Fear not, I love you, and I am with you wherever you go so lean not on your own understanding until my understanding is formed in you.

This not only means He is with you wherever you go on earth but He is with you wherever you go in the heavenly realms where you are actually positioned in Christ and where you learn to have the mind of Christ because you are born from above.  It is to this invitation that Father continually invites us to, knowing that He has much more to reveal to us but we cannot yet bear it all.  This is why we have a Spirit guide available to guide us into ALL truth even if that truth knocks some things loose in our brains until new connections are formed or if the newly formed truth makes others think we are still “out of our minds”

But like the Apostle Paul who was eventually killed for His renewed mind from Jesus, we can sometimes say,

If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you.

Be loved and take the red pill!

-PH

Scriptures covered in this post: Mark 4:20, 2 COr 2:18, Eph 2:6, John 3:3,12, 1 Cor 3:18, John 16:12, 2 cor 5:13

Who Understands?

Who really understands?

Brian Zahnd sparked my imagination, which God breathed upon to further illustrate a picture to demonstrate a reality for you.

Brian painted a scenario where you took your neighbor to court because he built a toolshed that extended 3 feet onto your property. You win the court case as the judge orders your neighbor to remove the toolshed and so justice has been established right?

Brian goes on to consider another scenario where the judge weighs the arguments but goes on to to judge that both of the properties must be returned to the Native Americans from whom it was stolen from 150 years ago. Is this better justice?

This reminds me that people’s understanding of justice (among other things) is usually symptomatic and often incorrect. This means that well meaning people think they know what justice is but fail to see they are often just as much a part of the problem that their proposed solutions to injustice claim to deal with. When we do not understand the deepest realities of Life we often stay at the surface level of our knowledge of good and evil, us vs. them, justice and injustice, without ever getting into the deep end of the pool where the waters are too deep for that posture of thinking to comprehend.

People who only deal with symptoms perpetuate the cycles of root issues that God wants to heal. God wants to undress the shame of our darkened imaginations that hide behind the kinds of knowledge that keep us from knowing God and Reality. When we finally change the way we think (repentance) we can start answering the call where “deep calls out to deep” and begin to release the depths of Reality to others, even if they do not yet understand. These seeds of revelation can then take root in the soil of people who do not even know they are there until years later a beautiful plant of insight breaks through their heart and starts to overtake the dirt that was previously void of divine reason. The sunlight of God’s imagination will then develop these plants in hopes the person will guard their heart and cultivate the beauty of what God is growing.

So when we think of our understanding of reality, whether it is our idea of justice, forgiveness, love, hate, etc., may we embrace the calling and challenge to go beyond symptomatic reasoning and may we dive into the very heart of our Creator who has the wisdom to transform the darkest of our humanity. This is the Love of God in action as we grow in our understanding of actually possessing the mind of Christ that is foolish to the status quo.

Drink & Think Deeply My Friends,

-PH

Brian’s story was in his book “Radical Forgiveness:  God’s Call to Unconditional Love” and can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Radical-Forgiveness-Gods-Call-Unconditional/dp/1621362523/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1457799749&sr=8-6&keywords=brian+zahnd

Love Movement 2016

Last week I saw someone mention a vision *Bob Jones had in the 1990’s of a black panther coming to Charlotte and this panther was going to live at the old lumberyard. This vision found its fulfillment later when the Carolina Panthers became an NFL football team and their stadium was built where the old lumberyard was located.  As I was reading this I felt God excitedly inviting me to see a much larger context surrounding the Carolina Panthers as they will be playing in the 50th Super Bowl on Sunday.   This adventure has been really fun and I am still working through it but here is the part I see, which is being confirmed over and over.

Love Prophets

A polarizing leader named Cam Newton is the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers.  I have not been a Cam fan but may slowly be softening my heart towards him. 🙂  Cam is famous for imitating the Clark Kent action of ripping his shirt to reveal a Superman suit underneath whenever he scores a Touchdown.  As I was seeking the Lord on these things I felt Him say this was the year the Clark Kent’s of the world would be revealed for who they really are.  The Lord used this picture to show me a revealing of the “Love Prophets” who along with their accuracy in the prophetic gifts would be most notably understood by their nature of joy, celebration, and happiness.  This is none other than the revealed nature of our Father through them.

I had told a friend this part of the message so far and he later sent me this link:

http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=15628

The heart of Tony’s message above made sense because the revealing of the “Love Prophets” is the maturity of the prophetic gifting coming to fruition to be used with Father’s nature instead of just the gifting itself.  Just using the prophetic gifting without Father’s nature is a recipe for a judgmental slant that misrepresents Father and causes mass confusion towards the prophetic gifts and more importantly towards Father’s nature.  This breeds performance in the prophetic gifting (and life in general) that is not connected to Love.  So it makes sense that Father is rooting out judgmental natures.

(I do not know Tony at all so I cannot speak to anything else he has ever said or written.)

I should also note that people who actually hold the office of a prophet function to release their gifting to everyone.  All functions of any office exist to equip others in an others focused nature just like Father God.  The office is designed to build people up in Love.  It reveals that Father knows people intimatly and is for them.  We are all called to operate in prophecy, which is simply hearing God for yourself and others.  Simply put, we are all to be “Love Prophets” in our unique ways, whether we hold an office or just operate in its flow of Love.  We are in this together.  (Num 11:29. 1 Cor 14:1)

Jubilees, Frisbees, Super Bowls and Love Movements

This coming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will be the 50th Super Bowl. 50 years is the number of a Golden Jubilee, which is a time of celebration. In Jewish history, every 50 years marked the releasing of slaves and alienated lands would be restored to the original owners or heirs.  It is starting to become obvious that Bob’s initial word involving a football team from Charlotte was about to be connected to something much larger for God to use to reveal His plan.

I thought about what year it would be 50 years ago, which brings us to 1966.  I was immediately reminded of the Jesus Movement and the name Lonnie Frisbee was implanted firmly on my mind.  I realized 1966 would have been just before the start of the Jesus Movement and so I began to research Lonnie Frisbee.  I knew very little about Lonnie but I knew he was a powerful face to the Jesus Movement, as well as a polarizing one.  For our themes sake, he was also known as a seer prophet.  Before the start of the Jesus Movement in 1967 I found out Lonnie was in the Bay Area in 1966.

This years 50th Super Bowl is going to be in the Bay Area!

At one point in my research I found frisbees are one of the things attendees of the Super Bowl cannot bring into the game.  It was at that point I felt Father say,

“It is time to let the Frisbee’s back into the game.”

This led me to do more research on Lonnie Frisbee and I’m still researching.  I discovered he was a very anointed young man who became controversial for possibly struggling with homosexuality near the end of his life.  The jury is still out on what level of involvement Lonnie had in this because he did speak out against it, while admitting he involved in bisexual relations prior to his transformation in God.  It could very well have been something he went back to after he was rejected by “spiritual fathers” at one point in his life.  Lonnie also had a rough upbringing involving sexual abuse, so deep wounds may have later manifested as a result of this rejection as well.

BUT since judgment is being rooted from the Church I thought I would honor what Father was trying to say about letting the Frisbee’s back into the game.  So far this is basically what I can gather.

The Jesus Movement was one of the most powerful movement’s in America and was founded on the simplicity of God’s love for all people.  At one point Lonnie was the face of this movement who was used powerfully by God in signs, wonders and miracles that led many deep into the reality of God’s love.  Lonnie’s seemingly struggle with homosexuality led leaders within the Church to reject him by their judgments of him being unfit to minister with his issues.  While we can certainly see the wisdom these leaders were trying to show Lonnie, they ultimately shut down what God was doing because they could not yet understand the depths of God’s love in using broken vessels to release His Love to the world.  Both Lonnie and the leaders allowed things to come between them, which resulted in the Love Movement God was doing to be greatly reduced by their ignorance.

We must learn that Father really does use the weak things (like Lonnie, me and you) of the world to expose the “religious wisdom” that only brings about the death of Father’s movements.  Any death of God’s movement is always brought about by man and never by God.  This quenching of the Spirit is always tied to putting a limit on God’s love and ways, which is directly tied to man’s (not God’s) judgment.  It is here where we learn from Jesus’ words to the religious of his day when he quoted Isaiah 29:13 in Matthew 15:9, which essentially reveals:

“They make people afraid of Me because they teach people to fear me based on misunderstanding My heart.  Their hearts of love have been replaced by performance and a false understanding of excellence.  The doctrines of men quench My true nature of Love.” – My translation

I think from knowing this history our Father has been maturing us to be very slow to judge or maybe even in the words of Jesus “Judge not at all.” (Matt 7:1, Jn 3:17, 12:47) Instead we can be quick to Love people regardless of their weakness.  It is this posture of Love that can eventually heal broken people without limiting their impact of service in transforming the world as they learn with Father.  This kind of Love breaks off performance and invites relationship with Father as our standard of life.

I believe all of this is pointing to 2016 being a Jubilee year where the best God intended from the Jesus Movement in the 60’s & 70’s is coming to fruition in the maturing of the “Love Prophets” who while valuing moral integrity, do not let the failures or weaknesses of people get in the way of letting God work to restore the world.  Jesus has already proved that Father would go into our deepest darkness in order to set us free from it.  If the cross is not the standard of our understanding for how far Father will go to free broken people, then all that is left is our man-made judgments that limit what God can do.  We are in the beginning stages of the Father’s Heart being poured out like never before.

While I don’t want people to get too caught up in the constant onslaught of “prophetic words”, I did find a recent word by a man named Doug Addison that confirmed what I am seeing.   Doug also mentioned the Super Bowl would be significant.  (But really guys, everything can be “prophetic” to prophetic people, SMILE!) But I would like you to pay close attention to the sections in Doug’s article that are titled, “The Outcasts are God’s Priority” and the “High Grace Required” section directly after that.  Here is the link: http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=15621

 Current Fulfillments

One of the fulfillments of the “Love Prophets” that is being further revealed in this time is *Shawn Bolz.   Shawn’s latest book “Translating God” is a part of this Love Movement that overall will not be quenched.  I believe Shawn was connected to Bob Jones in a powerful way, which leads me to some other things about Bob and another man named *Arthur Burt.  Both Bob and Arthur Burt have since passed but it should be noted Bob died on Valentine’s Day, 2014, which is fitting to our theme of “Love” at hand.  It is also fitting that one of the most life changing encounters for Bob was in 1975 in a death experience where the Lord asked Bob, “Did you learn to love?”

Both Bob and Arthur had amazing prophetic words they carried for past moves of God but also for a very large movement that would come after them that would would not be quenched.  I am dubbing this the “Love Movement.”  At one point Bob was even shown that Arthur Burt had a prophetic word from the Lord that Arthur had heard with a group of people in the 1930’s.  Arthur confirmed he always carried this word in his pocket.

That word was this:

“THERE SHALL COME A BREATH AND THE BREATH SHALL BRING THE WIND AND THE WIND SHALL BRING THE RAIN AND THE RAIN SHALL BRING THE FLOODS AND FLOODS AND FLOODS AND THE FLOODS SHALL BRING THE TORRENTS AND TORRENTS AND TORRENTS.

SO SHALL THEY BE SAVED LIKE FALLING LEAVES FROM THE MIGHTY OAKS SWEPT BY A HURRICANE IN A GREAT FOREST. ARMS AND LEGS SHALL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND THERE SHALL BE NO EBB.”

Bob Jones later said the Floods are movements of the Lord and the Torrents have to do with an end time revival of a BILLION people which the Lord told Bob about in 1975.  A Torrent is obviously symbolic of something that cannot be stopped.  The Lord told Arthur through Bob that he would see the start of this before he died.  Arthur also died in 2014 at the age of 102 and so if we have eyes to see, we have already been in the beginning stages of this “Love Movement” that cannot be stopped.  There will be no ebb to the current of this movement because it is sincerely founded on Love, which neither life nor death can separate us from.  It will be a Jesus Movement that truly lasts.

At a later time I will go into a dream I had this year involving Lou Engle and what will be a major shift coming to the prayer movements in the earth.  It basically has to do with a shift from “prayer” to “good works” that flow from Father.  With Lou’s Azusa Event coming up on April 9th, I think he is already onto something in a similar manner.

In closing, this “Love Movement” that is underway really is something we have always been invited to but it is just that we need the eyes to see it with the heart of Father’s love to understand it.  I hope that what I am seeing in part is burning in your heart to encourage you to be further involved in this movement that will never end.  It is essential we learn to Love and allow Love to be the foundation from which we do everything.  This all directly comes from knowing our Father.

That said I am still rooting for the Broncos in the Super Bowl even though the Carolina Panthers seem to be highlighted majorly in this time, LOL.  But even more than football, let the “Love Prophets” arise as our shirts are torn like Superman and the heart of our Father is revealed through us to all creation!

In Love and Celebration,

Preston Hall

PS: It is also interesting for me personally that my wife and I are in the process of being ordained through “The River”, which is an international revival network whose base is in California but we are wanting to attend a River East Coast gathering that we found is located in none other than Charlotte, North Carolina!  From California to the Carolinas and beyond, the Love Revolution is gaining more ground. I just might be a Panther fan…wait no, Go Broncos!

* Bob Jones was a very accurate and loved prophet (not everyone appreciated him). More about his Carolina Panther vision can be seen here: http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=1896

More on Bob’s Learning to Love words here http://www.bobjones.org/Docs/Words%20of%202014/2014-03_DidYouLearnToLove.htm

I also saw this after writing this which really got me excoited and it was one of Bob’s final words before he passed: http://www.bobjones.org/Docs/Words%20of%202014/2014-01_ComingPromise.htm

* For more on Shawn Bolz check out his Translating God work at http://translatinggod.com

*For more on Arthur Burt’s word see http://arthurburt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/No-Ebb.pdf

*Special thanks to Keith Luker who I saw had a weird video on YouTube regarding Lonnie Frisbee, so I contacted him and he directed me to the Bob Jones/Arthur Burt connection which he also talked about on his podcast: http://www.spreaker.com/user/keithluker/keith-luker-speaking-about-arthur-burt

*Special thanks to the Elijah List who posts so many dang words about what people think they are seeing with God that we are destined to better learn how to be accurate.