Tag: prophetic words

What is happening to our nation? 

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“In God We Trust”

Those words have been on all U.S. currency since 1957. Which seems a bit odd to me.

Because ever since that time, this nation has steadily increased its trust in everything BUT God.

However, I don’t believe God is ready to throw in the towel, or ignore those who call on His Name in intercession for this land.

There’s something taking place behind the scenes. No, I’m not referring to back room planning of the RNC or the DNC.

I’m talking about things God is doing, and will continue to do, in the spirit realm.

Two thousand years ago the writer of Hebrews told of a day somewhere in the future when God would shake the heavens and the earth.

“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.’ Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:25 – 12:29 NKJV)

Notice “Whose voice then shook the earth…” Not only was the ground shaken, but so were the people; their emotions and self-confidence. They realized just how insignificant they were compared to the Almighty God.

He’s doing the same thing today. We’re seeing some early signs of it, in my opinion.

Regardless of who is elected President of the United States, I think everyone can agree this nation won’t be the same.

No candidate, whether it be Trump, Clinton, Johnson, or anyone else, can turn things around.

Why? Because social issues, the economy, ISIS, immigration reform, racism, lack of respect for authority, nor anything else, is the problem.

The problem is that people have tossed God aside.

It’s gonna get worse before it gets better (if it gets better).

As a nation, we’ve placed our hope and trust in everything but God. We’ve trusted in our riches, our heritage, our freedoms, and have demanded our “God given rights”, though our hearts have wandered far from the God Who gave us those rights.

All those things we glued our fingers to are going to shake, rattle, and roll until we can no longer hang on to them.

We’ll have to grasp something much stronger, something unshakable, if we are to survive.

Maybe I’d better clarify something. I don’t necessarily mean the nation will or won’t survive. I’m just saying it’s not going to be pretty, AND there’s more to life than just being an American. Someday, each of us will stand before God, not as Americans, but as individuals who must give an account for our life.

Did we truly trust in Jesus?

God is not willing that anyone perish, but that all should come to eternal life. That’s what He’s after; our souls.

Unless we let loose of all the other things we’ve placed our hope and trust in, we cannot truly trust Him.

A shaking is on the way. We’ve pretty much demanded it. We’ve failed to heed His voice, so now His voice will shake the heavens and the earth.

How can we make it through?

By doing what we should have done in the first place. “Have grace…”

Grace which is measured out to each of us through God’s Word.

Grace which is God’s willingness to use His power and ability on our behalf; we who turn our eyes and heart to the Author and Perfecter of our faith.

What’s happening to our nation?

God. 

Watch and see.

But above all, trust. Trust in God.

The Final Call?


It began as a dream…it became a warning

Is it America’s final call?


America cannot survive another 20 years without a desperate and deliberate move toward God.
He is its only hope. But will the nation give up its idols, or continue to give in to them?

Last year I wrote the book, American Idols, based on a dream I had one night. In the dream I was running through a small town yelling “Tear down your idols! Tear down your idols!”

I was like a mad man, as if I were trying to rescue a child from a burning house.

People would yell at me as I ran by, “What makes you think it’s okay for you to run around getting us all upset?”
I’d reply, without slowing down, “First Samuel Three Twelve! First Samuel Three Twelve! Tear down your idols! Tear down your idols!”

On and on I’d run, screaming as loud as I could to as many as I could find, “Tear down your idols!”

Then I awakened. 

The first thing I did was grab my bible and look up the scripture reference I was yelling in my dream. 

Here it is: 


“On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end.” (1 Samuel 3:12 ESV)

It’s the story of young Samuel, as he was staying with Eli the priest. Samuel had gone to sleep but woke to the sound of someone calling his voice, “Samuel, Samuel.” Thinking it was Eli, Samuel went to him and said, “Did you call me?” “No”, was the old man’s reply.

Finally, after three times, Eli recognized it could be the Lord trying to get Samuel’s attention, so he advised Samuel to respond with, “Speak, Lord, for your servant listens”, the next time he heard his name called.

Obediently, Samuel responded to the voice of the Lord. Verse 12 was the first part of the word given to Samuel. 

God told Samuel He was going to judge the house of Eli, the priesthood of that day, for several reasons. By judging, God meant He would bring Eli’s authority and influence to an end. 

His sons, who shared ministry with their father, were out of control; wicked, lustful, and rebellious men. And Eli didn’t stop them. In fact, he got fat on all the extras his sons would confiscate from the people.

The Lord spoke to my heart and, in essence, told me it’s time for the church, the Body of Christ, to judge themselves, or be judged. Tear down the idols that have replaced true fellowship with Almighty God. 

America, like every nation before her, will be judged; but the initial judgment, or correction, must begin with His people. 

“For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17 ESV)

I encourage you to get a copy of the book; available in paperback or eBook. American Idols: The Final Call?

Please click on the link “American Idols” for more information.

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In my heart, I believe the Lord is trying to get our attention just one more time. May we hear His voice, and respond to His call.
 

  

Three Prophetic Words For 2016

 
Three prophetic words from a casual observer, and a prophet-in-training.

Okay, so maybe I’m not a prophet, or maybe I am; but I’ve got some things to say about this coming year that need to be heard. Because I say them? No. Who’s Jan Grace, anyway? 

No, not because I say them, but because they just may come to pass. You and I need to be prepared.

Three words come to my mind, and burn intensely within my spirit. Three words I believe God is speaking to the American people, and especially His Church.

Acceleration, Depravation, Demarcation 

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.” (2 Timothy 3:1-9 ESV)


Acceleration

Throughout the ages there have been difficult, stressful times. But things are beginning to accelerate, faster and faster. Seasons are becoming mixed up, weather patterns skewed. But more importantly, the season of ministry is quickly coming to a close. 

I don’t say that because I’m calling for this year to be the year of the Lord’s return, but because of a second word I’m hearing, which I’ll share in a moment.

The things happening in the natural realm are indicators of what’s taking place in the spirit. People, even some of God’s people, are becoming mixed up, no longer bearing fruit in season. And this is being accelerated to the point where men and women are becoming picked off by the enemy at a faster rate. What we used to “get by with” now becomes a major issue overnight and unless we repent quickly, we wake up to someone we no longer recognize. Ourselves.

Why else would Peter say, “Judgment must begin in the house of God, and if it begins with us, what’s going to happen to those who don’t obey the gospel?” (1 Peter 4)

If WE are scarcely saved…? 

Peter also wrote, “Be sober, be vigilant, because YOUR adversary, the devil, goes about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may DEVOUR…”

Only NOW, his advances are accelerating! 

“Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” (Revelation 12:12 ESV)


Depravation

The closets are open, and everything imaginable is being released on society. Even some things beyond our imagination! 

The depravity of the unregenerate human heart is being celebrated as the new freedom, and the more perverse something is the greater it’s lauded. 

Couple this word with the first, acceleration, and 2016 will not be an easy year. You and I will not get by with a wish and a hope so. 

Depravity is like poisonous fungi, attaching itself to areas in our lives that haven’t fully embraced the life giving power of the gospel. Those areas where we’ve allowed compromise; and have tried to live for Jesus and our flesh at the same time.

In fact, fungi live on dead or decaying things. It thrives on death. It grows, multiplies on death. 

Depravity feeds on spiritual death, and perverseness paves the way for more perversity. 

“Gay rights” will soon be “tame” compared to what’s being conceived in the heart of the wicked. 

2016 will end, sadly, with many church going, bible quoting, Christians falling because they’ve succumbed to the depravation in the world.
Demarcation 

“Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith.” 2 Timothy 3:8 ESV)

A line, such has not been seen since the earliest days of the church, will begin to be pronounced in 2016. 

A difference will be declared, and demonstrated, by the true believers in Jesus. 

“…and that ye may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean…” (Leviticus 10:10 ASV)

“Depart, depart, go out from there; touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her; purify yourselves, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.” (Isaiah 52:11 ESV)

As it was in the Book of Acts, so will it be even in America.

“Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem.” (Acts 5:12-13 ESV)

Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, and the Romans and Jews opposed the gospel. A morally deprived society opposes God on almost every issue these days. But the line has been drawn in the sand.

The word is demarcation, a clear distinction between God’s people and the rest. 

The stage is being set for a showdown. As Moses faced Pharaoh with God’s holiness and power, so it will come to pass shortly. And as the Egyptians were overjoyed when the Israelites finally left Egypt, well, this world’s gonna party like crazy when their critics are gone.

Preacher, pastor, prophet: don’t hold your tongue. You will not win the world with your silence, and you will not carry out your assignment hiding behind your 501c3 status. 

As Mordecai said to Queen Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this”(Esther 4:13-14 ESV), I believe the Lord is declaring to His witnesses today:

“If you attempt to compromise My Truth, to water it down so others will receive YOU, I WILL find others to do what I told you to do. But you will lose out.”

The line of holiness is clearly stated in the scriptures, and without holiness one cannot see the Lord. Preach it and demonstrate it. 

Acceleration, Depravation, and Demarcation

2016 is going to be quite a ride.

 

Hear the Sound

 

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I believe the Lord spoke the following to my spirit. I submit it to the Body of Christ; judge it for yourselves. If the Spirit bears witness with your spirit, then respond accordingly, as He instructs.

There’s a sound, not unlike the sound of a mighty, rushing wind, that God is releasing to His people. Can you hear it?

Listen carefully and you’ll hear the voice of the Holy Spirit saying, ‘Rise up, sons and daughters of God. Rise up and lay your burdens down. Rise up to a life of holiness. Rise up as the redeemed of the Lord and make My Glory known.

Rise up. Be done with mere church attendance, and become the church – My hands and feet – that touches this world on My behalf, as My ambassadors.’

Hear Me, loud and clear. The days of dreams and visions are here; yet these dreams and visions are not for celebrating or personal platform building. They are for Kingdom building. Dreams and visions that mobilizes the saints, gathers them in unity to speak with one voice of My glory, to penetrate the powers of darkness as the light of the world.

Hear the sound – the sound of repentance from unholy, impure, and selfish thoughts and actions.

The Desire of all nations cries, ‘Hear the sound!’ Hear My cry to taste and see that the Lord is good. Hear My call to act as though you really believe all of My word. Hear My command to ‘Come out from among the unbelieving, unrepentant, and uncommitted and be separated unto Me.

Hear the sound of the Spirit’s song; the prophetic song of deliverance that equips you to war over the comfortably complacent Christians until the fire of urgency once again compels them to live with only one focus.

The sound is becoming louder, clearer; and while some will ignore it, and others mock it, those who receive it will find a greater power and joy in serving Me.

The Sound. The call to, ‘Be ye holy, for I am holy.’ And as Elijah prayed and saw a cloud the size of a man’s fist rise up from the sea, so those who heed the Spirit’s call will rise up and become, not a political force, but truly a spiritual force which will not be contained.

Man’s laws will not stop those who hear the Sound. Public opinion will not drive the ones who hear My voice. Jails cannot silence the Sound. 

Even the devil himself will not stop those who have said, ‘My life is not my own. I was bought with a price. Therefore, I glorify God with my spirit and my body.’

Hear the sound. The voice of one crying, ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord.’

‘How?’, you may ask.

Prepare yourself to hear and obey the Sound. The voice of the Spirit. Everything else will fall into place.

For it is time.”

 

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