Sunday, October 26, 2014

"Anybody Got a Light?"

"Anybody Got a Light?"
Cindy McGill, Salt Lake City, UT
"We aren't in Kansas anymore." This famous line is from The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy crossed over into new surroundings that looked unusual and overwhelming to her. We have not been where we are going, but God has. If we are not careful, we can let fear paralyze us for the unknown. But, God knows exactly what is going on and we have entered into the day of His power.

Supernatural signs from Heaven are going to be more and more visible and our job is to stay under His shadow. God fully intends for us to pray for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven and He is at work to answer that prayer. We must maintain our focus on the answer instead of the problems.

Isaiah 60:1-3 TLBArise, My people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you.
Keeping the First Thing the First Thing
Bobby Conner has often said, "The Church is far too familiar with a God we barely know!" The way to know God is to literally carve out time with Him alone. Conferences and gatherings will connect us with each other, but time spent with God alone will develop us from the inside and we will learn to hear His voice.

A well-trained racehorse knows the jockey's every movement. The horse knows when to go left, right, faster, slower and when to stop just by the jockey's slight movement. The reason they are effective in the race is because of the time they have spent together preparing for the race. When the race is on, there is no question as to the maneuver that must happen next. A trained army knows and practices maneuvers over and over again so when the day of battle comes, there is no question as to what to do. (Photo via Wikipedia)

It's time to get the oil in our lamps and be ready to go in a moment's notice. God is perfect love and perfect love ALWAYS casts out fear.
Unity and Love is Most Important
In the days to come, we have to develop a heart of unity and demonstrate love towards one another. The battle is the Lord's. I take teams on outreaches to some very unusual and extreme places. On our teams, we have a "no disunity" policy. We cannot afford to break rank or get sideways with each other when we are fighting a larger battle on the outside.
If the enemy can get us fighting each other, he can destroy the whole team and sabotage its effectiveness, thus canceling ourassignment on the field. We esteem one another better than ourselves and learn to love the way God does. We develop one heart, one mind, one purpose and then we can partner and agree with God for what HE wants to do and accomplish our goal. (Photo via Wikimedia)

When we are in unity, not only does God command His blessing but the power of the Holy Spirit is off the charts.People we encounter get saved, healed, delivered, rescued and receive new identities and new pathways connected with God and filled with the Holy Spirit. Miracles always happen.
Keep Those Dreams and Visions Coming
Dreams are moving to the forefront as God is directing His people. A secret weapon of instruction, revealing secrets and conviction is often revealed in a dream. A God dream is impacting and the memory of the dream will play over and over again until the proper action is taken. Dreams have played a major role in communication throughout history. We don't often argue with a dream. Dreams will guide us, instruct us, comfort us and give us foresight into future things.

In our travels around the world interpreting dreams, we have heard countless accounts of dreamers who adjusted their path because of a message in the dream and averted some crazy circumstances that would have been potentially dangerous to them.

Job 33:14-18 TLB"For God speaks again and again, in dreams, in visions of the night when deep sleep falls on men as they lie on their beds. He opens their ears in times like that and gives them wisdom and instruction, causing them to change their minds, and keeping them from pride, and warning them of the penalties of sin, and keeping them from falling into some trap."

Dreams are Increasing and We have to Pay Attention to Them

God thinks differently about dreams than we do. Dreams are God's idea; it's not new age. Dream interpreters have been in the Bible since Genesis. In my journey of using dream interpretation as a bridge-building tool to reach the God-hardened, I have found that people are very, very open to tell you their dreams. They almost feel relieved to be able to communicate the impacting message that is imprinted on their souls that won't go away. (Photo via pixabay)

Joseph, in Matthew 1 and 2, was divinely warned in three dreams how to keep Jesus alive when He was getting ready to be born. These dreams were specific with clear direction and came at a time when Joseph had exhausted all of his natural wisdom on what to do. If God chose dreams as the major source of communication when Jesus was getting ready to come the first time, it would make sense that He would use dreams as Jesus is getting ready to come again.

I have recently had several prophetic direction dream: One dream was about a healing revival which will sweep the world, one about occupying high places that had been taken over by witchcraft, one about our current government and several about God's plan and strategies for the days ahead.
Listen Up!
Throughout the Bible, God has and will continue to use unconventional ways to accomplish His mission. He has a plan on how to overcome.
His ways have always been different than our ways and that will never change. He has instructions for us and we have to learn to listen to Him. Revelation 2:17"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it."

Our job is to tune out our own thoughts and listen to His instruction. The way we do that is by being closer and closer to Him. When we know God is in charge and will divinely direct us, we can move with confidence and authority.
Ephesians 6:12"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."
Family, Friends and Finances
Family members are getting ready to come home. Spiritual hunger is increasing and family and friends we have been praying for are getting ready to be encountered with truth that will set them free. Finances are also coming. We have to get out of debt and have the necessary resources to do the work we have to do. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.Finances will be for us to position ourselves for the coming days. (Photo via Wikipedia)

The best is yet to come. Don't shrink back or be distracted. Hold tight to God, learn to listen, and God will do great and mighty things in our midst. Focus on God who is the answer and don't focus too much on the problems that are increasing.

These are the days of God's power.

Cindy McGill
Hope for the Harvest Ministries

Cindy McGill's passion to help people find their lives' purpose, receive healing from life's trauma and live their lives to the fullest. She travels internationally, teaching on the subject of dreams and dream interpretation. She also leads "dream teams" using innovative methods to help others discover the hidden meanings behind their dreams and give them a chance to find hope and truth at their point of need. She's had the privilege to interpret thousands of dreams at events in the United States and abroad, including the Olympics, the Sundance Film Festival, Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, other expos and festivals, or just one-on-one with people she meets. In 2011, her and her team were featured in Dreams, A Documentary, which chronicles live dream interpretation encounters that took place at the Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah, and won awards at various independent film festivals around the world. Since 1979, she and her husband Tim have given their lives to helping people redefine their lives and find healing and direction. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Your Prophetic Word Confirmed"

Sons of Thunder
At the Mount of Transfiguration, when Jesus transcended into light, Elijah and Moses appeared before Jesus, Peter, James and John. The disciples were so overwhelmed with the experience that they wanted to proclaim the place holy and build three tabernacles, one for Elijah, one for Moses and one for Jesus. Then from Heaven above, the disciples heard the Father say, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well pleased; Listen to Him" (Matthew 17:5).
The Father was not interested then or now in any building; He was only interested in His Son, the Word of God, and confirming we hear and obey Him."And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts" (2 Peter 1:19).
Peter is saying that: each and every one of us has a prophetic word. The audible word of His Father was spoken over Him for all to hear. His word said that He was His Son and multitudes for generations to come would hear and obey Him.
What is your prophetic word? We are all commissioned and equipped to serve in His Kingdom. You will be assured of your identity in Christ when you have fully died to yourself and given Him your all. When His word comes to you and you abide in it, nothing can stop you. Nothing! (Photo via Wikipedia)
Learning by the Example of Others
I had no idea what to do when I was called into ministry in July of 1976, when the Lord spoke to me from Ezekiel 33. At the very end of the chapter there is reference to being a prophet. According to my limited knowledge at that time, I thought prophets were men who wore camel skin coats and had honey dripping from their beards. I thought prophets must be weird people, but I really did not know that for sure because I had not known of any prophets during that time of my life. A few years later, the Holy Spirit commissioned me. He revealed how I was to perform my duties by sending out prophecies through the mail.
After receiving my call to be a prophet of God, I could feel the pressure of His hand start moving me toward learning the prophetic ministry, but I was not interested. I liked my job as bank president; being highly respected in the community, my hours were great and I had something everyone wanted – money to loan. Now God wanted to humble me by making me look like a freak in the eyes of the people. I knew that my life in the spotlight would be over if I followed Him into this new way of living. (Photo via pixabay)
Some, like myself, do not have a choice when called into the ministry. They are going, either easily by listening and obeying or through turbulent resistance. Believe me, if you resist you will find out what it is like to live in the belly of a whale. It stinks so please, do not choose the hard way.
After the rug was jerked out from under me and the dust had settled, I diligently started pursuing the way of a prophet. I tried to enroll in various Bible colleges, but God would not have it. I was confused and frustrated. Little did I know that the Holy Spirit would teach me what it really meant to be a prophet – all my duties and the ins and outs of the office of a prophet. I thought maybe a prophet was some old guy who got into peoples' faces, chewed them up one side and spit them out the other. I soon learned that is not what a true prophet of God is call to do.
The Key to Finding Your Purpose
When you finally submit to Him and vow to do whatever He wants you to do, His blessings will overtake you and bless you for years to come. If you hear God and obey, you cannot out run His blessings. He will bless you in spite of yourself.
I was scared when God commissioned me to start offering my gift to the general public – to send out prophecies through the mail with no more information than their name and address. I had no idea where this would lead me. God promised that if I made myself available as a vessel for Him to speak through, He would bless me. He said wherever a prophecy was sent too I would reap a harvest.
I was still reluctant to do it because nobody I knew was doing this type of ministry. The only thing that came close to working like this was a psychic and I did not want to be associated with that group. However, after three days of wrestling with what He wanted, I began to follow His command and make myself available as a vessel for Him to speak through.
Getting Started is the Hardest Part
For me, the most difficult step in this path of ministry was when I sent out the first prophecy on an audio-cassette tape. I thought I would only do one or two; however, the requests have not slowed. From the time I started in November of 1989, I have sent out over 100,000 prophetic words. At one point, I had a tiny ad in Charisma magazine. They immediately started receiving so much flak from other ministries and pastors that they wanted to cancel my ad. (Photo via Wikipedia)
God always gets what He wants. The ad continued in the magazine month after month for over five years. It was only later that I found out Charisma Magazine had anonymously requested personal prophecies for each of their office staff members. It was later reported to me that they were so touched by their individual prophecies; they unanimously decided they would NOT remove the ad from the magazine. God bless Charisma magazine for standing up for what they believe!
Being Loyal to the Commission
When you act on what God has commissioned you to do there will be battles, but remember they are His battles. Whatever you need, He will make sure you have it in order to complete the job if you keep moving in the direction He wants. He will not leave you out in the middle of the desert without a supply line coming to assist you. He will not let you be caught off-guard nor allow your enemy to sneak up behind you and stab you in the back. You cannot afford to go another day without crying out to God, telling Him you will do what He asks of you.
When I started mailing out prophecies, it seemed like a foolish thing to do and it was very humbling when asked what kind of work I did. In the beginning there seemed to be nothing to gain from doing what God asked. However, God will go to great lengths to change the hearts of the people.
What Will God Do for You?
We are now going into a new time of life in America, changed forever by the war that began September 11, 2001. Things are going to change even more in the marketplace, in business, governments, education. The Church must change too.
At present, our Lord has our prophetic elders busy writing a new course of direction for the Church's protocol and code of ethics. In accordance with what the Lord has revealed through His prophets, an effort is being made to revitalize the direction of the Church to protect the Body of Believers and empower the Body to overcome their enemies. (Photo via Wikipedia)
What is the Most Important to You?
Every revelation and every invention comes from Heaven above. The devil never created anything. Every invention is a gift from God and all good gifts come from God. All you have to do in order to receive your gift is open your heart to Him and say, "God, use me however You so will." God is searching the globe looking for that one act of obedience so that He may pour out His blessing. He is not looking for sinners to punish. All sin has been appropriated through the Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In His name, we should do whatever the Father has called, commissioned and equipped us to do. Everything else this life offers pales in comparison.
Kent Simpson, Prophetic Pastor
Prophetic Ministries Today

Kent Simpson is a prophetic pastor and is the founder and senior pastor of Prophetic Ministries Tabernacle – a gathering place for the prophetic people of God to unite for the sole purpose of being used as vessels for the Holy Spirit to speak through. Prophetic Ministries Today is devoted to the truth that Jesus is not dead but alive and He speaks if you have an ear to hear the Spirit. His website is filled with prophetic teachings which will help you understand the process of "hearing" God for yourself as well as others. The Lord wants you to pray, hear, and obey Him because the Holy Spirit is the only One who can truthfully lead you into the abundant life Jesus promised us.