What was hidden for 1500 years, NOW AVAILABLE

Whoa!!! Teaching the DCF elementary tomorrow on the tabernacle and the ark of the covenant. I want to see a generation who abandon themselves before God. A generation who is not afraid to stick out in a crowd because the glory of the Lord is shining upon them. In 1995 I saw a room full of young people and their faces were shining so brightly I was freaking out. I saw a pictire of the future of the glory of God resting on young people’s faces that it was physically visible. I saw a huge stadium filled with children and young people and as the unity of their intercession rose it broke through the ceiling and began to shoot out all over the city of Portland. It broke chains of people in bondage. In that building represented children and youth from every church in the city.

If we hold up walls between churches and denominations and refused to see what God can do through us because of jealousy or bitterness or hurt or disagreements it will hinder the power of God that He wants to release over our city. As pastors and members, if we hold jealousy or bitterness in our hearts towards other churches we will hinder those in our congregation. No matter what happens in relationships we have to keep our hearts pure before God. If we ever get to the point where we are comparing churches between each other and putting one down to lift another up we are damaging the body of Christ. We are his bride! What do you think God feels when we point fingers at each other. Churches are not in the popularity contest business.
We need each other, our city needs us to be in unity to walk in love. For the sake of our children and future generations we need to love each other and walk in unity with a pure heart. As my dad & Pastor Joel Hjertstedt always says, “The one who knows goes”. If you know in your heart there’s something between you and another brother or sister in Christ, or pastor, for the sake of our city, our children and your own spiritual heart please go to them and make it right. We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with each other with clean hands and a pure heart so the fire of God can come down to consume us as a forever burning light for him.

Powerful visual son of “Take Me In” Wow

 

My Dream Fulfilled – The Blessing

Last night I saw this scripture fulfilled in my dream. While the dream was happening I did not see the correlation but as soon as I woke up from it God spoke this verse. I walked into a house that was not my current house but I knew it was mine. As I walked in I looked up at the corners of the ceiling and they were buckling down like a huge load was on top of them. When I examined each room I could see the ceiling broken and pieces of a hard food falling down from it. When I went upstairs the ceiling was bending down and broke through in the corners. When I got to my bedroom I looked through the cracks of the door and the whole room was filled with this glowing hard food substance I couldn’t even open the door because it was completely filled. I was baffled in my dreamAs I woke up I heard God quote this verse:  

Malachi 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 

Two days ago my husband received a phone call that he had been waiting a year and a half for. Since we have a tree milling, drying and custom furniture business we need to buy large trees. The trees we buy are not cheap. The call came in that a large amount of trees were available for us to purchase but we have to come up with $15,000 in order to purchase them before someone else does. He was excited but wondered how in the world we would come up with the money we needed. With in 90 minutes we had clients come in and give us checks for the ENTIRE amount needed to buy the trees. We have Never had that large of sales in that short amount of time. One Custom Furniture order was 3/4ths the amount we needed!!! Hallelujah.

 But the verse has a preface to it and we walked that out two weeks ago. There had been quite a lull from January to the beginning of February with sales and customers. We couldnt figure out what was happening. Then Tim remembered we hadn’t tithed yet on a large order that came in a couple months prior. So a couple weeks ago I prayed and payed our business tithe check at church. The next day God gave me a new strategy to urgently set in place for our website. And we began to break every record of views we previously had had. This was just days before leading up to the trees and orders to cover it. Old Testament principles in the Bible were put there for a reason and they still work today. We do not give to get! However, the principles are in the Word making sure we are not robbing God and ourselves of a blessing.

Here are the verses just prior to the blessing:

Malachi 3:7-9 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty.“ But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.“ But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’“In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 

Then VS 10.

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. TEST ME IN THIS,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 

If God says to test Him, TEST HIM! I don’t know anywhere else in the Bible where it says this! God is faithful and His word is true. We have seen this in our life so many times and I am thankful now for visual picture of what it looks like for a storehouse to be flooded more than it can contain. 

So I am declaring this over you! What provisions do you need God to do for you? Have you stood on His Word and obeyed? Have you declared to the brass heavens above you to OPEN IN JESUS NAME! Have you repented of a poverty mindset? Will you take God at His Word and believe that what He said He will Do! Hold Him to His promises over you, declare and decree them over your life and your family. There is nothing impossible for our God. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills- He owns everything! He cares for every need and desire and He has your back! Lets keep our eyes on Him because then we are not consumed with the heaviness the enemy wants to put on us. There is freedom in His presence. There is joy in giving when we know we are giving it back to Him. He is our rock and our resource guide! HA! If He can make water come from a rock, so you think a little bill scares Him? I declare the dream I had over you today! It is bigger than just for me. The body of Christ is going to come under the weight of His glory like never before and WE WILL WALK OUT WITH PROVISION IN OUR HANDS NOT JUST FOR US BUT FOR THE WORLD. 

Strategies, God is going to release strategies for wealth to the body. He is beginning to give creative ideas, out of the box ideas. Ideas that might scare you at first but after confirmation and under your leaders covering God will make them flourish and grow. Time to break out of fear and step into blessing. Taking the first step into the unknown, like when Tim left an awesome good paying job to run our company full time, is hard at first. BUT IF IT IS GOD, HE WILL MEET YOU AND SUSTAIN YOU! Bless your people Lord so we can be a blessing! All for the honor and glory of your name! Amen!

Proverbs 3:9-10 Honor the Lord with your wealth,with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing,and your vats will brim over with new wine. 
 

REST!! Or Else!

No matter what season of life I am in, I HAVE to learn to find time to find rest in Him, even if it means saving up for a massage😉. Yesterday, was one of those days. On Saturday night I wanted to hop on a plane somewhere tropical and leave all the stress behind. Not possible. Next best thing was a husband who let me have the evening to spoil myself. He relaxes by whitewater kayaking, I relax by getting a massage. (To each his own, right?).
I did not go into my massage with the expectations of having a God encounter. I just wanted to relax. But something incredible happened as I begin to relax in the natural my spirit begin to commune with God in a very easy way.

There is nothing as tranquil as entering into the place of REST with our beloved Savior. It is only in Him we find pure saturating peace. In REST His voice is clear and His purpose is revealed.

 I was thanking him for all he’s done and he began to show me things about the masseuse and I began to sincerely pray for her. I didn’t think of where my prayers would lead because I was almost asleep in a relaxed state. After the massage was over I told her how thankful I was that God lead me to that place. She excitedly replied, “Oh, I Love God!!” Haha! Open door right there. I began to share with her what God showed me about her how much she loves her and he knows all the pain she has been through in the last three years with her family members. I told her that God has you right where she is supposed to be and told her I was praying that the windows of heaven would open up over her shower down more blessing that she could receive. She began to weep in the hallway and hugged me so tightly. God encountered both of us!
To tell you the truth walking into that place I had absolutely nothing in me to give. Or so I thought. But all it takes is having our mind focused on our Savior who is right there to meet us at the point of our need. He filled me as I “allowed” myself to rest. That is a good point right there, I ALLOWED myself to REST! (However, there is a difference between, rest and having fun, and intentionally spending time with God as we rest) Sometimes I think we have a high and mighty perception of serving God and others that we have to burn ourselves out in order to get everything done. But whenever I try to do that I am left absolutely wasted and I want to quit, I think that is called burnout. I never want to burn out I want to be consumed with the Holy Ghost fire of God and I want to see that fire burst out and touch my community and the nations. I need to allow myself time to rest, for my physical body sake, my family sake, my church’s sake and my sphere of influence.
The yoke that we are supposed to carry with God is not heavy unless we mistake being yoked to God to being yoked to our circumstances. He said My yoke is easy and my burden is light. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart you will find rest unto your soul. Walking side-by-side with God not trying to run out in front of him. Find REST, my soul, in God alone. He is my hope! God teach us to rest in you, to minister to others out of a place of rest. Consume us and release us to spread your fire!!

There is nothing as tranquil as entering into the place of REST with our beloved Savior. It is only in Him we find pure saturating peace. In REST His voice is clear and His purpose is revealed.

I found this amazing song by Kari Jobe this morning that goes along with what I shared above. I hope it blesses you!

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mq59iE3MhXM

What ways have you found to allow yourself to rest in God? What happened as a result? 

  

Financial Breakthrough for Business Owners and Employees 

It is very Relieving when you have sensed a call to do something for a season that seems almost contrary to what you would typically be sensing in the spirit. Not bad in a sinful way, but some would say more materialistic. Except when God tells you to do something and then confirms it through His Word and other spiritual leaders – and I feel peace – I must do it! 🌈 Working Hard and Applying practical things like work and providing for our family is not a “faithless” attitude – it is an Act Of Faith and preparing ourselves to RECEIVE a great Harvest!! Both in the natural and in the spiritual. 
The lights of your churches don’t stay on because God touches the fuse box! It is time for God’s people to plunder the enemy’s camp and take back what has been stolen and receive our inheritance. The wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. We need finances to pour into ministries to extend the kingdom of God. We need our financial mindset to be that we are blessed to be a blessing. We need our pastors to be taken care of financially so they can pastor without the stress of finances. We need to teach our people to get out of debt so the freedom and blessing of God can flow!

People of God (especially business owners and managers) it is time to put our hands to the plow, expand your warehouses, stretch out your steaks, build new storehouses because God has a harvest of souls that will need the resources coming into our hands to support. Just like Nehemiah, as the people were building the wall, they had a shovel in one hand and a sword in the other. It is time for God’s people to not only be on their face crying out to God, but taking up the shovel positioning ourselves for blessing and breakthrough in our finances and businesses. Hallelujah, I receive it! 

 

CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! DON’T LOSE HOPE…THIS IS YOUR FINEST HOUR SAYS THE LORD…

I just read Lana Vawser’s word after posting the following on a friends post. HOPE IS THE KEY WORD – do not give up your intercession. Our responsibility of standing in the gap has only increased.
We can either be stirred up in anger and hatred or there are those of us who are stirred up with a righteous indignation at the sin and spirit of immorality that is being welcomed and celebrated in our nation. The feelings some prophetic intercessors feel is one of a heavy burden for our country because we know without a Divine move of the spirit across our land it is only going to get worse.
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, then I will hear from heaven forgive their sin and heal their land.”
When you see prophetically with eyes and ears of the spirit, just like the prophets who wrote the OT, you can see the blessings and the curses at the same time. That is why you may be hearing the “doom and gloom” from religious leaders. It is a very hard thing to process knowing the consequences of curses. There are always blessings and the potential of outpouring that God wants to release and has promised He will release. But at the same time, He will not force Himself on anyone with the intention of forcing their will. In America there are millions who are crying out to God and I believe revival is in each of our hearts and is our responsibility to release the kingdom on Earth. God is coming and will continue to pour out his Spirit and glory like the waters cover the sea- in a way that we have only dreamed about.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. We need to cry out to God for a miracle that our next leader is one who will stand for righteousness and put people into office who will do the same. We can clearly see what happens when leaders have a goal of destroying the moral fabric our nation was founded on. I believe the next move of the spirit has to do with God’s people’s hunger and desperation, just like it has done in the past. If we do not intercede through the eyes of Hope we will only focus on the negative. We can declare and release blessings over our country, while at the same time humbling ourselves and repenting for the sins of our country. Sometimes feeling schizophrenic because you carry excitement and hope while at the same time understanding the results of a society when sinful choices are made. Perspective and balance and eyes of hope. Our eyes need to be steadfast on Him while being those who stand in the gap on behalf of our land. If we all saw the world through Rose colored glasses, as many do, denying any possibility of evil or the consequences of sinful lifestyles, we would never have anything to stand in the gap for. We would think, everything is going to be just fine. There would be no urgency and fire to prophetically declare and intercede. We need the balance of rest, trust and hope as well as a fire in our bones to boldly approach the Throne of Grace and intercede on behalf of our land.

The gates were rattling last night!

Yesterday May 7, 2015 was the National Day of Prayer. I gathered in unity with other churches in my region (in unity there is a commanded blessing –

Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron the first high priest, that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments consecrating the whole body. It is like the dew of lofty Mount Hermon and the dew that comes on the hills of Zion; for there the Lord has commanded the blessing, even life forevermore upon the high and the lowly.

We came together to pray for our nation and worship Almighty God. The worship was powerful and intense, it was a releasing of the sound of heaven. (See below: video from Ray Hughes teaching on the sound of heaven)

Durring a time of free praise, when we all lift up our own song to heaven, I heard a very loud sound of shaking of the gates of Heaven. The sound was so loud I had to cover my ears. I saw heaven’s gates shaking at the glory and presence of Almighty God. I saw a large foot step over the gates and come down and plant itself on top of the United States of America. God said, THIS LAND IS MINE! And it is time for my people to arise and claim this as God’s Land!

It was no accident that President Obama and his cabinet were meeting in my region Portland, OR on the same day I heard this sound. Our gathering was 20 minutes from where our Government Officials were meeting. We prayed that their eyes would be opened to see the Father and know truth. We repented on behalf of our land and declared healing for our country.

Our prayers of faith along with a million + others yesterday from other states and countries wround the world will not be in vain. God’s words will never return void but they will accomplish what they are set out to do. (Isaiah 55:11)

We will not shrink back in fear, we will not grow weary, we will align our hearts and faith in prayer and cry our for mercy, protection, justice, revelation and most of all salvation for the USA!

While I heard the shaking I also heard a booming voice quote Psalms 24:

(Picture of Heaven painted by Akiane Kramarik), I just added the verse. That I heard with the picture.

Ray Hughes teaching on the Symphony of Heaven

http://youtu.be/7-tYXUSVy64

 

The Temples destroyed – God reveal your glory

My heart is breaking for the families in Nepal who have lost friends and loved ones.  Back in 1994 at our TCHS CAN-AM convention I saw visions of the picture you see below begin to happen all over the earth. I saw temples from false religions being destroyed and kicked down. The visions were so clear. After the visions I looked around and I saw my friends faces and they were shining. I kept on saying in shock, “Your face is shining, your face is shining” the glory of the Lord was shining on their faces just like will be happening all around the world to God’s people.

In the times of these disasters I am praying that the glory of the Lord shines from his people, that signs and wonders would break out everywhere. That his love and hope would saturate every fear. SHINE JESUS SHINE FILL THIS WORLD WITH YOUR GRACE AND MERCY –

this is the article I found the picture on.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/27/world/asia/amid-the-destruction-of-nepal-earthquake-grace-and-hope-found.html?_r=0&referrer=

My cousins lived over there for years ministering to the abused, outcast and unreached people groups. They have been in the states for quite a few months now, but I know they have many close friends over there still. Praying for peace and comfort for them.

There is a massive firey Title-Wave Coming

A massive title wave is coming, one like I have never seen before. I have seen it building up along the Pacific coast not a typical Tsunami wave but a wave that is twisting and churning and almost like a volcano bright shooting up and spouting off this liquid-fire-water. This wave got bigger and bigger thousands of feet tall, and brighter and brighter and turned and twirled around and spit out bursts of fire-water. It got bigger and bigger and bigger on the coast and then begin to spread starting along the Pacific coast line and across the whole United States. 

As it spread it began to not obliterate what it touched but went inside of every home and every church purifying with water-fire the hearts of those in it. After it’s settled, there was like a ring of fire outlining the United States. With pockets of burning places throughout the country.

Those who refused the purifying left the house and the church. The feeling while looking at this huge Tsunami wave before it crashed on the shore was not a feeling of fear but only curiosity and anticipation. There is no fear in love. The purifying fire of a holy God is 100% love. He does not do it out of hatred but out of love. The character of God never changes. Love is of God and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God, he who does not know God does not know love for God is love. 
 
As our ears begin to hear prophetic words by great men and women of God, it is  

essentially important that our hearts understand the love of God even when that love is bringing refinement. To some it will seem like a purifying to another who are not filled with the love of God, they will see it as hatred and prejudice. 

I cannot tell what the physical aspects of this wave will look like or be. I only know it is going to cause a great purifying of the body of Christ. I have no fear just excitement.
 
God Purify Our Hearts
 
Im NOT AFRAID- SHOW ME YOUR GORY
 
 

Allow Him to Love You

In the insanity of life, at times all it takes is to quiet ourselves down for a couple minutes and allow Papa God to love on us. To be honest, it takes effort when your mind is filled with everything you need to do. But it transformed me this afternoon. I started listening to The Fish Christian Radio and every song that came on was a worship song that melted my heart.

The picture below was drawn for me a couple years ago from a lady at church. She drew it as I was exhorting the church about the flood of Love that God wants to release upon them. It just takes them to let go of the hurts and pain that they are clinging to and allow God to love them. The artist gave it to me and said she saw this picture as I was sharing. She said that just as I was encouraging the church, that God was cherishing me.

This picture has become one of my prize possessions. Allow Papa God to love on you today. Take a few minutes to focus on Him, listen to some worship music and feel your spirit come alive again. He is already waiting to hug you and love on you. He is already speaking to you. Stop. Wait. Listen. He will never let you down!!

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