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Dr. Roberto Miranda

How To Be The Church In A Trumpian World

Recently, church and ministry leaders across New England gathered at the New England Alliance meeting at Lion of Judah church in Boston to worship together, hear what the Lord is saying, build relationship, and give testimony. Here is a PrayTV video report of that gathering:

As part, Dr. Roberto Miranda gave a “state of the union” styled message pastorally for the benefit of the Church. He articulated his sense of what the Lord and his Bride are doing in the context of the emerging nationalism happening across the world today, geopolitically and socioeconomically, post Brexit, the US elections, post cold-war Russia, saber rattling North Korea and Iran, and an ambitious China. Listen to this statesman’s balanced wisdom on the times we, God’s people are in and his take on the Church’s stance in the midst of a “Trumpian” world.

Notes and Highlights

Mikhail Gorbachev: “It looks as though the world is preparing for war.”

All across the world alpha males are sprouting up and marking their territory. Grabbing and demarcating land. The US, Russia, Israel, China, North Korea, Iran. The rising of populists movements. The conflict and division of world view. I personally see China as a great threat to the peace of the world.

Today we have a confluence of 2 vectors: the Church and secular powers. Biblically analogous to Joseph/Israel to Pharaoh/Egypt. Joseph was given prophetic dreams which took years to be realized. At the same time, another vector was Pharaoh in Egypt. These things were coalescing to bring about what God had in mind. They came together: secular authority – Pharaoh in extreme confusion and lack of clarity of what to do – which coincided with Joseph’s own maturing process when he was ready to provide Pharaoh with both revelation and strategic administrative wisdom. Joseph’s person is a type of the Church. The world is coming to such a point of confusion and impotence – it is incapacitated as to what to do. The Church needs to prepare itself like Joseph.

The Lord led me to Hebrews 12. The shaking spoken of in Hebrews 12:26 applies today. These shakings of all the world’s foundations are increasing in intensity and frequency, like a woman’s contractions in labor. The world’s economic and political machinery is unsustainably strained and heading toward a breaking point.

But this election has created a window. Breathing room to be the Church. A measure of relief. We need to boldly preach the gospel and advance the Kingdom while this window is open. Strengthen our ministries. Sanctifying ourselves. Hear from the Spirit. But my sense is the window will close at some point.

The election of President Trump can be both good and bad. It is good in that we are turning back this sickness or spell that has been over our country of political correctness, calling evil good and good evil. I thank God for that. The Supreme court nominations. But its bad if we fall into the trap of extreme nationalism, self-centeredness, focus purely on profit, neglect diplomacy and the dignity of the office of President, or do not have mercy on the poor and downtrodden.

Resist the temptation to treat Trump as a messianic figure.

Donald Trump may well be a Cyrus to the Church, but let’s not forget that God used Cyrus – He used Nebuchadnezzar, but He also judged them too. Like Pharaoh with Joseph, their purpose was to preserve the gospel and a nation of God’s people which would have eternal impact on the earth for the benefit of mankind into all eternity. God’s relationship with these worldly leaders was very complex. Our outlook also needs to be complex as well. We need to read the Old Testament.

We need to maintain a cautious optimistic in a careful way. I have observed some evangelicals who are wildly enthusiastic with unblemished optimism in this incoming Administration. I am not one of them. We need to be careful and measured. The Church is a government. The Church is a sacred thing. We cannot just throw our lot into “one pot”. We are a powerful Kingdom. A dignified Kingdom with gravitas. Its not to be given away. This is not a time for wild optimism. Resist triumphalism. We need to be careful not to mix the Kingdom with tribe, race or even nation.

We do need to approve what is good and disapprove what is unjust.

Need to recognize that their are competing world views out there with their own alternative set of facts. This is why the checks and balances of the US are good. For example the courts blocking the President’s executive order is not to be vilified or viewed cynically – its a good thing (to prevent the trampling of legitimate immigrants – to have mercy).

Many of the values we observe: extreme nationalism and unchecked freedom in the financial sector – a lack of mercy toward the poor or immigrants. These are not of Christ. However, a Nation does need to defend its borders. This is right. But the immigration issue is complex.

We need to see things – where is compassion? where is mercy? where is the heart of Christ in this? But we also need to say: Where is the heart of Elijah? Because these are times of Elijah. A lion’s roar and the lamb. Christ in our times is like the Lion of Judah – like Aslan, he’s good, but he’s not safe. Fighting demonic powers.

We need to see things from both sides. We need to put ourselves in other peoples shoes. I just saw a documentary on Bonhoeffer. Bishops and Cardinals giving the salute to Hitler. These images can never be erased. I am not making that direct comparison completely, but we need to see things from both perspectives.

On Corporations:

Why did the great recession happen? A lot of these corporate instincts of: more money, more profit, use of the law to its extreme, put the machinery of the law to “Red Hot”, and force every penny through it, and manipulate people. I have become an extremist regarding corporations these days. Even though I am as capitalist – or I guess as conservative – a person you can meet. Because I do see, just the fierce selfishness in many of these corporations – and they include the ones that have a progressive image, whether its Starbucks or Google or Microsoft. They are in the same business of monopolizing, and getting every penny of profit out of us. Do not let yourself be misled by these progressive images of many of these corporations. They are all devilish in their appetites. Whether its Exxon or Starbucks. They all bow before the same god of untrammeled ambition and materialism.”

In this dangerous time, the Church should not chain itself to any one person or ideology. Our attitude toward this administration (from both sides) should be liken to the wisdom of Gamaliel in Acts 5:

I advise you, leave these men alone. Let them go. For if their purpose and activity are of human origin, they will fail, but if it is from God, the you will not be able to stop these men. You will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

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Derek Prince

Choose Life

I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. Psalm 118:17

It is so important that we have a positive attitude towards life – that we are not negative, that we are not pessimistic, that we are not death oriented. I have discovered in many people’s lives that one of the most crucial mistakes that a person can make is to say something like this, “I wish I were dead.”

You know, a death wish opens the way for all sorts of dark and negative forces to come swarming into your mind and to begin to take you over, and what began as an idle wish can end as a tragic happening.

In the words of Moses to the children of Israel: “Behold, I set before you this day life and blessing, death and cursing, therefore choose life that you and your descendants may live.” Do you realize that life requires a choice? We cannot submit to circumstances in passive indifference and say, “What comes will come.” God says: “I’ve set a choice before you. On the one hand, life and blessing. On the other hand, death and cursing.”

When God sets a choice before us, we have to make that choice. To make no choice is to choose – and choose wrong. So choose life, so that you and your descendants may live.

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There is a major increase being released over many prophets in this season and prophetic gifting, sensitivities and secrets of the Lord’s heart are being released with greater increase.

Right now in the body of Christ, the Lord has been shaping and molding many prophets in the fire who have continued to give the Lord their “YES” and surrendered heart. He has been doing deep, accelerated healing of hearts and souls and really working in the prophets to bring them to a greater level of intimacy with Him and wholeness. Many have been feeling the hand of the Lord so strong over them and the Lord raising the standard in many areas. The call to constantly be living in integrity, purity and humility before Him and others.

Many prophets have been on the brink of giving up and running and hiding in the caves because of the two types of fire hitting them. The fire of God to cleanse and the fire of the enemy to attempt to kill them. Right now more than ever, you need to keep standing. Don’t give into the enemy trying to get you to give up. You are about to move into your greatest days, but you must continue to stand and KNOW that God is using EVERYTHING and turning EVERYTHING for your good. (Romans 8:28)

PROPHETS OF HONOUR WHO YIELD

This season of radical acceleration and celebration that is upon the prophets right now, this major increase will be like nothing that has ever been seen before. It will be a greater unity and joining of the prophets who have gone before, with the NEW BREED rising up now. It does not discount those who have gone before, but honours them, gleans from their wisdom, and walks with them, hand in hand to allow the Spirit of God to birth this new move of the prophetic across the earth that has never been seen. The richness of what has gone before and prepared the way for the Spirit of God to now move in greater measure, increase and demonstration of His heart and love.

I saw the Lord pouring greater increase of sensitivity, accuracy, revelation and favour upon many prophets. The signs and wonders and manifestations of His power that will confirm His Word through them will astound and restore the fear and awe of God to the body of Christ.

I saw Jesus standing before them and He spoke “I COMMISSION YOU AS PROPHETS OF HONOUR”. I saw such a deep yieldedness in these ones, such a deep surrender and their eyes were ONLY for Jesus. Not what they could “receive” or the “next biggest impartation, power-packed revelation filled word to release or mantle to be received”, but just totally in love with Him! Hearts totally ablaze and devoted to their first love. A conviction and resolve to the TRUE NORTH at whatever cost – JESUS!!! They reminded me so much of some of our most amazing prophets of the previous generation/s, such a deep love for Jesus, for His Word and the purity of the prophetic flow. No mixture!

These prophets moving into this new level of increase were moving out with this COMMISSION TO HONOUR and RESTORE honour in the prophetic and the body of Christ. They were not moving out seeking greater promotion, to compete, but to SERVE and HONOUR. They were moving through the body of Christ and teaching the body of Christ how to honour in greater ways and serve one another in this unprecedented season of acceleration and manifestation like we have never seen before.

THE INCREASE COMES WITH A COST – GO LOWER STILL
I felt a warning from the heart of the Father in this season of major increase upon the prophets.

“KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME, NOT WHAT YOU CAN RECEIVE.”

Again, there was this beautiful, glorious, weighty (fear of God weighty) invitation to DEEPER INTIMACY. To NOT become distracted by the increase, or the favour, or the double portion manifestation, or the signs and wonders that will follow them; but now MORE THAN EVER, we must press into knowing Jesus and keeping our eyes on Him.

That’s when I heard the Lord say: “THE INCREASE COMES WITH A COST – GO LOWER STILL. TO RELEASE THE PURE FLOW, YOU MUST GO LOW.”

As Heidi Baker so beautifully says “Go lower still”.

I felt this warning to go deeper still, to guard the prophets from deception, mixture and compromise that the enemy is really going to use to target the prophets to taken them out in this season of increase. Your safe place and guard against this is stay close to Jesus.

Offer your crowns to Jesus again, lay it all down at His feet again. Is this a season where many prophets will be exalted to places of influence like they have never experienced to release the Word of the Lord, ABSOLUTELY! Will their be significant increase in revelation, definitely – so stay low and in the Word to release the pure flow, His Word without mixture. Will there be signs and wonders, demonstrations of His power and prophetic dreams that will stun the body of Christ and the world, even world leaders turning their head, YES… but keep your eyes upon Jesus, not the gift or the person.

Prophets, in this season shift, this incredible manifestation of increase that is being released, we MUST go deeper still. This increase is an invitation to GO LOW!!!

The Lord is decreeing JOHN 15 for this increase!!!! Stay connected..

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me, you can do nothing. – John 15:5

That’s when I heard the Lord say “In this increase it will be very apparent who has been with Me and living deep in Me.”

Let’s continue the divine dance with our first love! Let not our affections or focus be drawn to the manifestation of increase, favour or mantles, let’s just fall more in love with Jesus, delight in His presence, worship Him… seek Him, simply to know His heart and without agenda…lets go LOWER…and watch and see from that place the fruitfulness that will explode to you and through you.

After all, it is all ABOUT JESUS and it is all FOR HIM and His Glory!!!

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Chuck Pierce

Critical Election Word

Highlights from Glory of Zion’s First Fruits service this past Sunday, November 7, 2016: on November 7, 2016:

“This election is not about a person – it’s about a structure just as if you were an old wineskin – where one day too long that wineskin routinizes around you and it’s like cement and you can’t get out of it.

This election is not about a person – it’s about breaking out of a structure. If we stay in the structure we’re in one more season, it will be so routinized and so ordered around us that we cannot as a nation come out of it.

Decree and vote for what will break you out of an old structure!

I say there is a new anointing rising in my people, and from the new anointing you will rise up and see the opportunities that I have for you. For right now opportunities seem blocked, but I say to you there is an uprising coming! There is an uprising coming! There is an uprising coming! It has been brewing underneath, but now you will see the uprising,” sayeth the Lord!

If you knew how close you were to the revolution of change that is coming, you would not be able to keep your mouth shut one moment!’

Do not hold your peace from this day forward – for the next five months you will hear, ‘Peace! Peace!’ but there is no peace.

The sword of Heaven is coming to liberate the ground and My people must have the sound that liberates the ground.

I say to you I will come from the Islands and I will blow a wind. I will come from both sides of this land with a wind that will cause what couldn’t stand to fall. I say to you the winds are now circling from Heaven and will now surround the lands of the earth. I say to you welcome the winds in for the change and the revolution of change is now at hand!”

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Not long after the 10 Days of Prayer this year, I awoke one morning hearing the word “H.E.A.R.” (knowing somehow it was an acronym). I got up and wrote it all down in my journal.

So, after getting up, I pondered this and asked the Lord for understanding. I started sketching out the word HEAR as an acronym, vertically. What might each letter stand for? I started with H seems to be Heaven (like the recent prophetic word of angels singing over America and the other about winds that have been stirring in the 3rd Heaven). Then I saw the word “Ear” within the word “Hear” (last 3 letters) and felt, well E must stand for Ear. Then I just wrote out “Heaven’s Ears Are Ready” as a stream of consciousness. I wondered, well that’s odd, why would heaven’s ears be ready – shouldn’t it be the other way round, that we would have ears to hear? So, I took some more notes on all this and jotted down more scripture, like Rev 2 and 3 where Jesus addressed the churches and said to each one “for those who have ears to hear”.

So, I continued to pray about it all.

The next day, as I was pondering it again, I felt the Holy Spirit whisper the phrase “then I will hear from heaven”. I was like – huh, that’s a scripture… I looked it up. And of course it is from the oft prayed scripture 2 Chronicles 7:14 (which has almost become cliché it is mentioned and prayed into so frequently these past several years) as intercession for our Nation and towns, cities, states, etc.

Then I went back and reviewed my notes from the prior day, and as I read my first impression: “Heaven’s Ears Are Ready”, it hit me. Wait a minute, I think God is saying that coming out of the 10 Days, where thousands of people were praying all over the Nation, that our prayers, worship and supplication has been heard. I remember last year my friend Ruth’s words: “The requirements of heaven have been satisfied”. I took that as great encouragement that what we had done during the 10 Days was being obedient, and God was pleased – in fact He would somehow bless and protect us (in  CT, USA) because what he asked us to do had been fulfilled.

But now, this HEAR revelation takes it one step further. The whole 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a very, very specific set of instructions and also a very specific set of promises. Let’s examine them:

If: “My People who are called by My Name” – to me that means us, the remnant, those who are Gods and who are answering God’s calling.

Will:

  1. Humble themselves
  2. Pray
  3. Turn from their wicked ways (repent)
  4. Seek My Face

Then, I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN (be attentive to their prayers and requests)

And I will:

  1. FORGIVE THEIR SIN
  2. HEAL THEIR LAND

Which essentially is the gospel in a nut shell. Also communion. Forgiveness by the Blood of the Lamb = Wine. Heal their land by His Stripes = Body = Bread. It is the essence of redemption and restoration.

Time of Fulfillment Is NOW

Brothers and sisters who are called by God’s name: I believe heaven is listening and attentive to our prayers and heart’s desires right NOW! That the requirements of heaven have been fulfilled through the 10 Days and these fall feasts. Let’s not miss this opportunity to step into God’s immediate grace, justice and mercy. That’s my sense is that on the back of this year’s fall feasts – specifically the “10 Days” – we are in a season of “open heaven” where we can accomplish much by bringing heaven to the earth. This perhaps is not just a culmination of this year’s 10 Days (2016), but really the culmination of a whole 50 year jubilee period (1967-2016) of humility, prayer, repentance, and seeking God. Maybe not everyone, but a remnant. Let’s pray for Israel, the United States, our towns and communities, the whole earth to enter in to God’s plans!

My sense is that NOW is also a time of personal fulfillment of promises God has made us over many years. The courts of heaven are open and ABBA is listening to our petitions and requests!

Heaven’s Ears Are Ready!

Gregg Healey
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