The Overcoming Pillars of His House

God has been speaking to me a lot the past few weeks about pillars. He showed me so many of His people who are being set as pillars in His house. The process of their preparation has been one of overcoming. They have stood and remained faithful to God amid trials and tribulations that would have caused most men to turn away. They have had LONG seasons of adversity and resistance that have had them wondering if they did something wrong; yet they still remain standing in faith. They have endured seasons of hardship that caused them to grow weary, and they have stood alone while others attracted a crowd – but they stood and they overcame by the Blood of the Lamb.

Why have so many had to overcome such adversity and suffering? God takes no pleasure in their pain (your pain) but there is something being built and something eternal that is happening as they have overcome...they are becoming pillars!

"Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of Heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name." (Revelation 3:10-12)  READ MORE >>>

Revelation Project / John G. Elliott

  A Talking Altar

  “. . .and I heard the altar say, ‘Yes, O Lord God the Almighty, true and righteous are Your        judgments’” (Revelation 16:7)

The Book of Revelation is filled with wonders and mysteries. Living creatures with eyes all over their bodies; arch-angels with voices that rumble like thunder; flying eagles that pierce earth’s atmosphere with their declaration; a sea so beautiful that it is described as a clear and transparent crystal; a pearl so massive that it comprises the gate to the Great City (and there are twelve of these “pearl-gates);” a living crystal river that is not subject to the hydrological cycle of evaporation, etc., an ever flowing watercourse that actually imparts life and vitality.  This is only a very partial list of wonders found in the Revelation.

     Obviously, we currently live in an environment that is extremely limited and restrained. I do not know how many dimensions exist in God’s great universe, but apparently, we have experienced only a few of them thus far. If you are a person who enjoys adventure, you are in the right place – in the center of God’s Kingdom. To say, “the best is yet to come” would the understatement of all human history. Perhaps this is the reason why the Bible describes our current life in this world’s realm as a vapor; grass in the field; a fading flower; a single breath.

     And so, we encounter the Altar in heaven. This Altar has something to say.  It speaks because it is living. Only God, the All Creative One, could come up with such a marvel and astounding phenomenon. The words that come from this amazing spectacle declare something that absolutely must be understood by all creatures. The Altar sets straight the reality that when God judges, it is a GOOD thing. (Please re-read the article I wrote recently titled “The Beauty of God’s Judgments.)  READ MORE >>>

"Miraculous Restorations Are Before You!"

Lana Vawser, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Recently I have been sensing something that is weighing so strongly on the Lord's heart; individuals who have suffered great loss and attack from the enemy, where he has stolen from them, creating places of great pain.

For some, they remain in hope and expectation of the Lord's restoration, while others have become tired, discouraged, are in despair and even hopeless in these areas. I heard the Lord speaking over them, "Some of the greatest miraculous restorations are before you; pay attention in expectation over the next 6 months."

Divine Payback: The Tables Are Going to Turn

I could feel the Lord's heart for them...the "tables are going to turn" and the faithful hand of the Lord will be seen moving in mighty power in their lives to bring forth miraculous restorations.   READ MORE AT ELIJAH LIST >>>

A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing company seeks to understand authority, brokenness, and resurrection life. Who are these "others" who have their eyes wide open?

They are too loud for most. They pray longer and deeper than what is "acceptable" in respectable circles. Many Christians don't want to talk about spiritual warfare because they hate confrontation. These "others" know we are at war with principalities and powers of evil.

These "abnormals" are secret weapons—set apart for that perfect moment when God will unleash them on an unsuspecting world. Those who oppose this remnant call them abnormal, but they are not abnormal. They are very normal. We have been subnormal for so long that normal looks abnormal. Maybe you are one of those Jesus followers who loves just a little too much, and you talk about things—awesome things you believe God can still do in this dark and evil time.

To some Christians you are a fanatic. They tell you your agitation is abnormal. They tell you to relax, but that just stokes your inner fire. They tell you, "God is in control and you don't have to worry." But you remember the Word of God, and it tells you to do something. You know that God combs the earth for willing vessels who will take up the mighty weapons of God and thrust the sword of the Spirit into the heart of the powers of darkness.

God Will Not Give Up America Without a Fight! READ MORE AT ELIJAH LIST >>>

"Expect the Blessings of God to Overtake You!"

God Has an Inheritance for You

Darren Canning, Ontario, Canada

God is ultimately a God of blessing. He does not want to operate harshly upon His creation. He created you and I, and everyone in this earth, so that He could be a doting Father to us. He is a good God who provides beautifully for His children, giving us good gifts, and He wants to give us an inheritance. Psalm 47:4 says, "He will choose our inheritance for us..."

I live within the inheritance of the Lord. His abundance in my life is something that I now expect because He loves me, and I can feel it. I have seen Him increase me time and time again in many ways. When my enemies come against me, He subdues them. This has happened many times, and I am stronger as a result.

A Dream Along the River Nile  READ MORE AT ELIJAH LIST >>>

"The Joseph Company: A New Breed of Entrepreneurs"

Nathan Shaw, Dunedin, New Zealand

We are in a season of intense exposure. In fact, the exposure has only just begun. Corruption has its own complexity and exposing it requires uncovering levels and layers. It's time for the light to shine and penetrate through this web of darkness. Many of the layers of corruption yet to be exposed will be so shocking that many will find it hard to trust again. Into this environment God is positioning a new breed of men and women—a Joseph company who carry an entrepreneurial anointing specific for our time.

Joseph - God's Anointed Administrator & Entrepreneur

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Exposing the Source of Evil in America Part 2 | Give Him 15: Daily Prayer with Dutch | July 23

Exposing the Source of Evil in America

I released a post a couple of weeks ago from Exodus 14 about God’s defense of Israel and His judgment of the gods of Egypt. The last god He exposed was Baal-zephon. Yahweh led Israel to the exact location where this god was worshipped and honored, a setting which also effectively trapped the Israelites. With a mountain, the Red Sea, and Pharoah’s army hemming them in, Israel was now unable to flee. Pharoah assumed that his god, considered the lord of the sea, wind, and other facets of nature, had confused and disoriented the Israelites, causing them to wander into this hopeless trap. He believed that although Israel’s God, Yahweh, had overcome all his other gods (through the 10 plagues), his god, Baal-zephon, had now outwitted and overpowered the God of Israel. Yahweh, however, would show who was truly Lord over the wind and seas. You can watch that entire post here or read it here.

Dependent on God’s Presence

Dependent on God’s Presence

By Oswald Chambers

Those who wait on the Lord…shall walk and not faint. —Isaiah 40:31

There is no thrill for us in walking, yet it is the test for all of our steady and enduring qualities. To “walk and not faint” is the highest stretch possible as a measure of strength. The word walk is used in the Bible to express the character of a person— “…John…looking at Jesus as He walked…said, ‘Behold the Lamb of God!’ ” (John 1:35-36). There is nothing abstract or obscure in the Bible; everything is vivid and real. God does not say, “Be spiritual,” but He says, “Walk before Me…” (Genesis 17:1).

When we are in an unhealthy condition either physically or emotionally, we always look for thrills in life. In our physical life this leads to our efforts to counterfeit the work of the Holy Spirit; in our emotional life it leads to obsessions and to the destruction of our morality; and in our spiritual life, if we insist on pursuing only thrills, on mounting up “with wings like eagles” (Isaiah 40:31), it will result in the destruction of our spirituality.

Having the reality of God’s presence is not dependent on our being in a particular circumstance or place, but is only dependent on our determination to keep the Lord before us continually. Our problems arise when we refuse to place our trust in the reality of His presence. The experience the psalmist speaks of— “We will not fear, even though…” (Psalm 46:2)— will be ours once we are grounded on the truth of the reality of God’s presence, not just a simple awareness of it, but an understanding of the reality of it. Then we will exclaim, “He has been here all the time!” At critical moments in our lives it is necessary to ask God for guidance, but it should be unnecessary to be constantly saying, “Oh, Lord, direct me in this, and in that.” Of course He will, and in fact, He is doing it already! If our everyday decisions are not according to His will, He will press through them, bringing restraint to our spirit. Then we must be quiet and wait for the direction of His presence.