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October 3rd, 2011 19 comments

Jane asked Graham to share with us on Sunday morning

The Sunday morning session put an exclamation point on all that had happened throughout the week. The speakers have been incredible, the worship outstanding and of the presence of God has saturated everything. Jane asked Graham Cooke to share in the morning session before she comes on to wrap things up. Here’s what Graham had to say.

The Mind of Christ

The mind is a battle ground. God will take the place where we struggle the most and turn it into a place of radiance. Having the mind of Christ means we never entertain thoughts that are detrimental to our identity.

What if there are no negatives, only possibilities to be discovered?

I believe this is the time for us to learn what it means to be limitless. We are a people connected to Heaven as much, if not more, than we are connected to Earth. We are opening up to all that Heaven wants us to be. If something is loosed in Heaven for us, then we have the permission and authority to walk in that. When God gives you a promise, it is the end of supplication — it’s the beginning of proclamation.

This is a season of change. Ephesians 4 says there is a door standing open in Heaven and we must learn to do the business of Heaven here on Earth. We must become the fulfillment of all the Father’s intention for His creation in this life. There are gospel realities that can never be violated by circumstances.

We’re not beggars. It’s important for us to stop praying like a widow, and start praying like a bride.

We have the permission to pray down “your will be done”. Every obstacle must fall to proclamation. It’s time we took the gloves off. We’re a people of proclamation. We’re not beggars. It’s important for us to stop praying like a widow, and start praying like a bride.

Stop praying like God is reluctant to bless you. The only mindset that is required on earth is the same mindset as in Heaven. Move over, we’re coming through!

Every problem reveals a provision

We’re learning to be made in His image.  It’s important for us to make the transition from “us in Christ” to “Christ in us.” Jesus only did what the Father told him to do.

…by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4 (NKJV)

We become partakers of the divine nature. Every situation in life is for us to learn how to be like Jesus in the circumstance. We are in constant training. Can we agree together to stop whining and start rejoicing? Everything in life that you think is working against you, in Heaven it’s doing the exact opposite. Every problem reveals a provision. Every difficulty has to include an upgrade. Why? Because if you’re in Christ, so are all your problems.

This is the law of life in Christ Jesus: all difficulties include an upgrade; all problems come with a provision.

When we take our cues from the world, all we see is negativity. That’s all the world knows. When you take your cues from Heaven, you automatically see the provision. This is the law of life in Christ Jesus: all difficulties include an upgrade; all problems come with a provision.

You need to allow your thinking to become expanded so it can become the mind of Christ. Ephesians 3 – we are fellow heirs; Romans 8:17 – we are joint heirs in Christ. This is our inheritance – the truth of who Jesus is for us regardless of world events; regardless of the economy.

A People of Prosperity

We’re the visual aid of what it means to be in Christ. This is our moment to be a people of the opposite spirit. In time of real depression, this is the moment to show what God does for us. We’re not subject to the circumstances of earth. We’re a people of excellence. We’re a people who are prospering. Jesus went into Hell and came out with more than He went in with.

Because He is in you, you can have a different reality. It’s nonsense to say I’m in Christ, but I’m still subject to everything on the Earth. We are the people of God on the Earth. We are carriers of the good news; not stopped by anything, because the Christ who is in us cannot be stopped. Anyone who says they are Bible-believing, and are being beat down by the circumstances of life, are missing the point.

God said “I will not give my glory to another. ” WE ARE NOT ANOTHER!

It’s not enough to quote scripture (the Devil tried that). The issue is, where are you living? You must come to a place where the glory of God in your life is greater than any other. Anything less is simply not acceptable.

A Time of Change

We’re in a time of change in Aglow – where we stop being earthbound in our thinking. It’s not what we go through in life that should get our attention. We must encounter our own image in the face of Jesus. Allow your heart to rise up to encounter a revelation of what it really means to be in Christ. We are here, and we represent the majesty of God. The Earth is longing to partner with us. The Earth is crying out for us!!!

 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Romans 8:18-22 (NKJV)

I prayed for rain in Australia. Let the river beds run again with water. They had floods. YOU are the breakthrough against famine.

People are not reading their Bible, they’re reading you. Everything that was created by God, was created for abundance. The Earth is crying out “Where are the sons and daughters of God? Come and pray over me!” The reason famine is there is so that the people of excellence will come and speak to the land. Speak to man-made things as well — the cities, neighborhoods. Pray for restoration, pray for rebuilding. Let something rise up in you and be the sound that rebuilds and restores.

God is saying YES.

This is what it means to be in Jesus and by God, this is what it means to be in Aglow.

Every one of you is a leader; a general. Go out and do it. This is what it means to be in Jesus and by God, this is what it means to be in Aglow.

The Bride and the Bridegroom

The Bride must be engaged with the Bridegroom. Jesus is coming back for a victorious bride. The Bride revels in her confidence in the blood of the Lamb. She stands in the gap between Rev 5:12 and 12:10. She has permission to overcome the accuser of the brethren.

We can hasten Christ’s return by learning how to rise up; become majestic, powerful, like a nation in our own right. Saying to the Earth, “This is what Heaven-to-Earth looks like”. We are a new creation, never seen before Jesus.

Before Christ, they were people of visitation. We are a people of habitation. God is not coming to help you out — He lives in you. The world has never before seen a people like us with God living on the inside. We need to show what it means to have Christ in us. A people with a whole new way of living, acting and standing. Nothing can stand against Him, and nothing can stand against Him in you. It’s our identity and our destiny.

A Great Moment

This is a great, great moment for us. God is breathing destiny on us. I believe that Aglow has passed her tests. We’ve come through our apprenticeship. He’s seen us cry. Now the time for crying is over. These are the days of laughing. We’re laughing intercessors and prophets. Here is the perseverance of the Saints – ones who keep their word. The real meaning of perseverance is to be cheerfully courageous.

Tribulation is designed to teach you how to be cheerfully courageous. So when you meet tribulation, your overcomer rises up. Jesus says I have overcome the world. Cheerful courage is empowering. Paul encouraged people on the ship in the storm. He said “I urge you to be cheerful.” “Keep being cheerful and take courage, for I believe God that it will turn out EXACTLY as I have been told.” All of them became cheerful.

We allow God’s faith to dictate our provision. There are unclaimed upgrades all over this room. Stop living below the line of your privilege. You are a citizen of Heaven. There is a different perspective for you. Start to think, start to explore. What does it mean to think brilliantly about my own life? I want to see it, embrace it, become it, be changed by it, so that when a problem comes I get excited because I know the provision is coming.

 You are a citizen of Heaven.

When you focus on the negative, what goodness are you not seeing? Your identity establishes your inheritance. Take responsibility for your blessing; for your promises. If you do, they’ll get bigger; they’ll come back bigger. Right now, in your current circumstances, count it joy.

Radical Change

In this time of radical change, a door is open in Heaven for you to learn to live in the fullness of Christ in these End Times. We have a voice. Because of the Father’s commitment to us, we can commit ourselves to a higher way living.

  • We have an anointing to rebuild
  • To cleanse and pardon people
  • The voice of gladness will be heard

In our times of worship, we’ll have Jesus dancing in our midst. We’ll experience what I’ve heard called a “thin place” where people can pass from Heaven to Earth. This is our inheritance. Heaven on Earth – we must not settle for less! We expect to see Heaven on Earth.

I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first says the Lord. We live for majesty. We don’t just say Jesus is Lord, we expect to see it. We expect to see the tangible hand of God in our midst.

The tide has turned. It turned a few years back. God is saying yes, yes, yes. This is your moment, this is your destiny. This is the time of our rising. It is vital that we rise up.

It’s time for us to do the work God has called us to do. We are Aglow and this is our time.

 

"God is waiting to hear your sound."

Jane closed the session, and the conference, with this…

Increased Mantle

No one is leaving this place the same. You’ve all heard something that has caused your mindset to shift.

When God gives a prophetic word over a person or ministry, He’s saying “This is how I see you, now I want you to begin to move with that mindset.” It’s time for us to step into the fullness of who we are. There is an increased mantle on this ministry.

Have you sensed an atmosphere in this conference? Can you sense how the words have been building one upon another?

In 2003 – Barbara Yoder brought a prophetic word to Aglow that caused her to shift in her own heart. She was undone for some time after. Something shifted in this ministry.

This year is our 38th conference. The number 38 means enslavement. I thought “Oh, great, that doesn’t sound very good.” Then the Lord showed me in John 5 there is a man by the pool of Bethesda who had been lying there for 38 years. He was enslaved in a body that wouldn’t work. He was locked into an old mindset. One day Jesus came and asked why are you here by the pool? He said I cant get into the waters when they’re stirred.

Jesus said, why don’t you just take up your bed and walk? Healing was coming in a different way than what the man expected. He needed to think in a different way. I believe that is what God is saying to us. He is transforming old mindsets and bringing new ones. There is something that is moving and changing. God wants to bring Heaven to Earth.

He is transforming old mindsets and bringing new ones.

In 2004 – Dutch Sheets gave us a key of authority. You will have the authority to say this stays, this goes. Women, God has spoken to you specifically since 1980 about the Genesis 3 scripture – enmity between the serpent and the woman. God said forever, Satan, she will be used again and again to expose you for who you really are. And there will come a seed from the woman that will be to your utter destruction.

There has been a prophetic word hanging over Satan all these years. He fears the woman – we’re his enemy, he’s not ours. I believe this is the hour. There has been much healing that has happened. In these last 8 years we have seen the men join us. It is together that we will see a greater thing that is yet to come: the man and the woman functioning together. We have passed our test. We have come to the fullness of time when something is emerging in this ministry – we’re to be light and salt on the Seven Mountains, to bring Heaven to Earth. It’s our time, our moment. God spoke the word, and Abraham received it and began to walk in it. He hadn’t thought of being a father and having so many children. But God spoke it.

When that shift occurred in 2003 and the key of authority was given the next year, these aren’t just fun little things that happened at a conference. He is calling us in a very purposeful and intentional way to rise up and become who God wants us to become. We need to shift our thinking and see this recession as a great opportunity.

A Birth is About to Occur

Yesterday we heard from the nations speaking of the earthquakes and wars. I have such a sense that the birth pangs have not only begun, but they’re becoming more intense and more frequent, which tells us that a birth is about to occur.

You cannot go back to your nations with old mindsets. You’ve seen him in his majesty; you’re in awe of him. That is what you’re taking back to your nations.

Ray shared with us from Genesis 1 . God’s spirit was brooding over the Earth. Out of the desire of His heart he said “Let there be…” and there was. Moving across what was darkness and confusion, with the sound of His voice, things began to change, and out of nothingness, what was the very desire of God’s heart began to be manifest on the Earth. We are living in a similar time, where He is looking for His people to be that sound on the Earth. A people that speak the word of the Lord, Heaven to Earth, and say “Let there be…”

Moses said, let my people go that they may worship Him. It’s time to go back to our nations, to our dwelling places. Aglow has a new mindset. We’re going back to make proclamation. We’re speaking like a bride, not a widow. We are expressing the very desire of His heart when we say “Let my people go.” Bring in the worshipers, bring in the harvest.

It is time for all arguments to come down and the glory of God to arise.

God is waiting to hear your sound. Every region, every culture, every person has within them the DNA of the King. And He has deposited Himself in you and He wants His sound through you to be heard on the Earth. It will be a glorious sound as we join our voices together and let the sound of Heaven be heard on the Earth.

We can no longer play church, play Aglow. He is saying to us “Arise, shine and let the glory of the Lord be upon you.”

It is the time of our arising.


If you’d like to watch or hear these messages in their entirety (and catch the parts I didn’t get), you can order CDs and DVDs from our friends at Fresh Audio and Video.

It’s been a great conference, and I’ve enjoyed bringing you this blog each day. I’ve grown in my understanding of who God is for me and how I can more effectively represent Him on the Earth. I’m excited about what God has in store for Aglow in the months and years ahead.

Until next year,

Rick
rickallen@aglow.org

 

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Saturday PM Session – Ray Hughes

October 1st, 2011 2 comments

The Saturday evening session started with a wonderful praise and worship time led by Klaus and his team with some special music from Charles Barnett, a long-time friend of Aglow, and our all-time favorite percussionist! There was an incredible feeling of freedom in the place. No religious spirit here!

Ray Hughes sharing on Saturday evening

Once again, Ray Hughes was our speaker. Ray continued on the theme of  Sound, and threw in a lot of church history. I probably got the spelling wrong on most of the names and places, so please forgive me.

It Doesn’t Make Sense
In the story of Gideon – God even gave the enemy dreams. You need to think beyond intellectual reasoning. It’s not supposed to make sense to the natural mind. Educated reasoning doesn’t count. God said “go get 300 pitchers.” When you break 300 pitchers it sounds like swords being drawn. Amos said there was a famine of the hearing of the Lord in the land. The enemy heard 300 broken vessels. These 300 acted as intercessors for the nation. When the sound (broken vessels) was heard, the light was seen.

Sometimes one simple sound changes generations.

The next sound the enemy heard was 300 war horns. The enemy knew that the only ones who got horns were captains of thousands. The enemy thought there must be many thousands of people out there. 300 people released a prophetic sound to the nations. Sometimes one simple sound changes generations.

Crying Boy Starts Revival
Coleraine, Ireland – 1859 — A young boy went to school one day. He began to cry. By the time he made it up to the teacher’s desk, he was convulsing. An older boy was asked to take him home. On the way home, the older boy leads him to the Lord. The younger boy went back to the school. He said “I gave my heart to Jesus and I’m no longer sad.” Then another boy in the class begins to cry, then another, then another. They all go out to the playground and start crying. The older boy went out and prays for each one.

The sound of the crying goes into the building and then the girls begin crying. They’re responding to an atmosphere in the school that has shifted. As the teachers begin going out into the hall, they fall under the spirit. They didn’t know what to do, so they brought in some preachers. The preachers called a meeting in the town square. They asked the preachers to share and give some clarity to the situation. As they began, someone in the back starts crying, then the whole place erupts. The preachers started going to people and praying for sections of people. They started getting saved.

The preachers started going door to door praying for people in 24 hour shifts. The whole town gets impacted. It all started with one little boy.  Every religious understanding of God got messed with, because God responded to a heart crying out for Him. Read more about the revival in Coleraine.

The Spirit of the Lord
When the Spirit of the Lord moves on my heart I will dance like David danced. When your spirit moves, God’s does too. He’s singing, rejoicing. He’s coming into a full orbital posture because I have touched His heart as He is touching me. My God in the midst of me is a singing God. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m singing about Him or if He’s singing about me!

We have a God-shaped hole that only He can fill. God has a “you”-shaped hole that only you can fill!

Just after the economic crash in America, one kid was praying. He started a prayer meeting in New York. Six people showed up. In a few weeks, 10,000 people were praying. It impacted the commerce of the world. Prayers were being answered in a way people didn’t understand. They didn’t have a grid for it. It was the beginning of the Cambridge Revival.

Port Glasgow, ScotlandMargaret McDonald — a pentecostal outpouring. She sees a vision in the trance of the church being raptured. This was 80 years before Azusa Street. The theologians came. They demonized the activities.

Unity is corporate humility. The center of the church is not the pulpit, it’s the throne.

Maria Etter

Maria Etter

We don’t know the mighty acts of God that have been performed on our land (the U.S.), so we don’t understand how much of a Christian nation we really are!

Maria Etter was answering the call to preach. She’d lost five babies and took many bullets but carried the mantle. Fights would break out in her meetings. she’d go into trances when she was preaching. People would go into trances in a 50 mile radius. Most of revival history was written by people who weren’t there. It’s hard to find accurate reports.

Maria preached her way to California. 10,000 people would be in attendance each day. Rowdies would come to cause trouble. She would go into a trance in the middle of a message and come back hours later. The sheriff turned the ushers into deputies. She lived her life bigger than the church.

The world could never handle outbreaks of praise. How did Miriam know what to do when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea? When she saw what God did, something exploded in her that said YES!

David employed full-time “Thankers.” Thankful teams could go into the city and find places  where God is never thanked. God will inhabit their hearts and begin manifesting in that place because He inhabits their thankfulness.

My God in the midst of me is a singing God.

How about full-time “Halalers”. They that halal seven times a day usher in the presence of God. When you halal God the word says they radiate and shine – it’s more like light than sound. I’ve seen praisers that actually glow. It’s happening. I’ve seen it.

It’s time to value signs and wonders and miracles. This will be the first wave. this is a reality – not Christian retoric.

The young man who got saved in the mine became a pastor (Ray referred to him this morning). He was preaching on a Sunday night and the people were looking past him. When he looked on the wall, he sees a 3-D image of the Lamb of God looking at them. The people ran home, got their relatives, came back and the entire congregation is having a vision.

Five hours later the image morphed into Jesus. Two weeks later, a little blind girl is brought in to the church. She gets healed. Two weeks later, a 15 year old with a withered leg gets healed.

Let the Spirit of God in you be released and sing songs you’ve never heard.

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Saturday AM Session – Ray Hughes

October 1st, 2011 3 comments

Reports on Israel and Islam
Our Saturday morning session was incredible. We heard reports from Sandy Wezowicz about what Aglow is doing to support Israel, and Diane Moder, who shared about our efforts to pray for and share Christ with Muslims. Both reports stirred our hearts and helped us to better understand all that Aglow is doing in these two important areas of ministry.

Something Special

The Generations group from American Samoa led worship during our Saturday afternoon session. They had blessed us with this amazing God-honoring performance on Friday, and all our hearts were touched when they shared that they had raised enough money to get to Houston, but didn’t have enough for return tickets. Basically, they came on faith.

While they were leading worship, someone had it on their heart to give an offering to  to help them with their return-flight expenses, so they walked up and placed some cash on the stage. Soon others followed suit, then others, and then many others, until there was a sizable pile of cash on the platform. The ushers, seeing what was happening, grabbed offering buckets and distributed the money between them while people continued to come forward to participate in this spontaneous outpouring of love and support.

When the worship time was over, the ushers gathered the offering and put it in a duffel bag. Jane motioned for the leader of the group to come forward, and she presented it to him. Full of emotion and thanks, he gratefully accepted it on behalf of his group. Jane said that we haven’t counted it, but should the funds be in excess of what they need to get home, they should consider it “seed money” for their trip to Israel.

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place as we got to be the answer to their prayer for provision, and the blessing from God to honor their faith. How cool is that?

Ray Hughes

I’ll do my best here to share Ray’s message. If you’ve ever heard Ray Hughes speak, you know what I mean when I say it’s difficult to take notes when he’s preaching. It’s awesome stuff, but it’s deep, and he tells a lot of stories. Anyway, here goes…

Ray Hughes

Ray Hughes speaking on Saturday morning

Creation
Genesis 1 – the Spirit was hovering — it means there was a trembling or a vibration over the water. Without form or void – “tohu bohu.” There were no nations, nothing. In the middle of the nothing, God’s desire quickened him to the point that he started trembling. God said “Let there be light.” and there was light. It was a releasing of everything He was into that moment. Matter and mystery were all created in one proclamation. He did that because He’s awesome!

Then, the triune God created a triune being – man. The “sound” of His light was the atmosphere. Science never disagrees with scripture, only scientists do. Every time the scientists make one more “discovery”, they give us another reason to praise the Creator.

Restoration of  Worship
The nations didn’t exist until after idolatry existed. Lucifer lost his incredible favor as the chief worship leader because he become more position-minded rather than presence-minded. Same thing happened with the Tower of Babel.

We were created as an image-bearing, worshiping force that restores worship back to the throne.

What we value, we can access. Often we don’t even know what to value in the presence of God. We don’t know what access is available to us. We could shake a city or nation in a day if we knew how to access it.

Whatever Adam called each creature, that was its name. If we value what God is doing in our generation, we can name it. Many things happened historically that we look over and think it was circumstances, when actually it was God’s people praying.

Israel’s Song
The nations are getting their songs back. Israel, when will you sing the song of your Lord? It’s up to us to have a position in activating Israel to find their song. What an honor to be part of this generation!

Israel lost their song in Egypt, until God told Moses to set them free. It was one of the darkest times in their history. He said “Moses, tell Pharo to let my people go”. It wasn’t just about getting them out of Egypt. It was about restoring the song. When they stepped over the Red Sea, Mariam grabbed a tambourine and Israel got their song back.

Look at the creativity that’s springing out from the Body of Christ today. We’re activating a “now” God who can release “suddenlies” anywhere He likes. Art can make a prophetic statement. 1700’s – 1800’s the Flemish created a whole new genre called Landscape. When you paint a tree you’re acknowledging an image of something an awesome God did that man can’t do.

What if we started carrying God’s ideas as His “image-bearers”?

How important is it for us to sing?
Everything He created in this universe, He created to tremble at His voice. In the original language, the meaning  for sing is to “walk about as a strolling minstrel releasing your sound.” We’re called to carry our song. When our song changes, we have the authority to release God in our day.

What happens when God has a whole generation who are willing to step out of the ranks of the religious system?

As we get our creativity back, the harvest is a part of it. It’s God’s response to our response. There is a people being raised up that aren’t afraid of the sound. Adam and Eve hid themselves from God because they heard the “sound” and hid from the presence.

God is giving us a place in His presence and we’ll redeem the nations because we’re more presence-oriented than position-oriented. What happens when God has a whole generation who are willing to step out of the ranks of the religious system?

Where did Miriam get the tambourine? She brought it out as spoils from Egypt.

Martin Luther was raised up by God to give the people back their song. On Oct. 31, 1517 – a sound is heard that had not been heard at the church (Luther’s pounding the 95 thesis on the door).

One day Martin Luther hears a clicking on the street. An old blind man is coming down the street and he’s singing scripture. He has an “aha” moment: “I’ll make the word of God into song — so that people can remember it”. Law-givers don’t shape culture, songwriters, poets, artists, dancers do. You change the language of a nation when you redefine what creativity is all about. God is raising up a generation that is bringing a shift — the new creativity that will access Heaven. We’re headed to a new sound, which is new expression of an old sound.

Elbows on the Table

da Vinci's Last Suppper

The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci

Why is it wrong to have your elbows on the table? Because of da Vinci’s Last Supper. Only Judas had his elbows on the table. Artists shape culture!

Put your elbows on the table! Be culture-shakers!

Light and blood are the same thing. Blood is nothing more than congealed light. The blood of Jesus was a light to the world. Gen 1 is about creation. John 1 is about new creation.

Jesus was the “sound” of God’s desire.

Restored Identity
Gideon – people worshipped Baal. Multitude: “tumultuous noise” of many people being released against you. At the restoration of worship, God moves. This change is going to be accelerated and magnified. Gideon was hiding in the dark place. The angel appears and said “Mighty man of valor” When he spoke his name, he activated his testimony. His name means “feller of warriors”.

Gideon’s identity was gone because of Baal worship. The angel re-activated his identity. Gideon walked out and tore down the altar of Baal. Gideon worshipped and set up an altar to God. The whole town knew – something has changed. God spoke to one who’s destiny was not darkness. Creativity is a process and God is always looking for partners.

The Song in Church History

Wales was impacted powerfully by moves of God. First awakening – Hal Harris, Daniel Rowland, William Williams. 1829 outpouring. “Preacher Poets”. The Welsh Jumpers. They would jump and preach. Christmas Evans “One-eyed profit of North Wales.” Proclamation was received without intellectualizing. Also in 1839, ’49, ’59, but not in 1869. It took until 1903 for God to move and create an atmosphere that birthed the Welsh revival.

A little girl was part of the “New Key girls” – they started singing to Jesus and digging into the Word. Through that process, something incredible happened. Pastor Joseph Jenkins protected them from the church. He didn’t know what box to put it in. He started a conference and began to teach about these encounters. In the meeting, the little girl stood up and said “I love Jesus with all my heart – he died for me.” When she did, a tear came down that started an outpouring for the nation.

Evan Roberts went to Blanenart for a conference – there was everyone in one room including Seth Joshua. They’d been contending for it since 1859. These seeds had been lying dormant for 18 years, then Heaven kissed earth.

One generation helping another to bring a change in the culture.

One young man was saved in the mines and began preaching on a street corner. An old lady gets a chair and sets it by him. He stood up on it and continued to preach. 50 – 60 people are gathered. He continues to preach into the night. The old lady gets a kerosene light. One generation helping another to bring a change in the culture.

How much has been stolen in music? We need to redefine music to the nations of the earth so that they can know the fullness of their indigenous expression of music. On 12/12/12 – we’re going to the tunnel of Zedekiah – the last place worship was expressed. In that cave, there’s room for about 4000 people. We’re going to invite musicians from all around the world to worship in that place. God is raising up voices that will shift things in the earth.

Begin to shape culture. God has an anointing on you and your children that you don’t even realize.

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Friday PM Session – Johnny Enlow

September 30th, 2011 6 comments

Coming Extreme World Makeover

“Look among the nations and watch—
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe, though it were told you.” (Habakkuk 1:5 NKJV)

Johnny Enlow was our speaker again on Friday evening. He spoke about the “Coming Extreme World Makeover.” Here’s what he had to say:

Israel Will Be the Anvil

Things are changing radically. Weather patterns are changing. Romans 8 – the creation is groaning and travailing. Israel will be the anvil upon which the destinies of the nations are formed. It’ll be “beaten over” how they respond to Israel. Countries that support Israel will see supernatural provision and solutions.

Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket,
And are counted as the small dust on the scales;
Look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing. (Isaiah 40:15 NKJV)

…and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:7 NKJV)

When light shows up, darkens flees. The greatest strategy is to show up! Don’t keep it in church – take it to the nations; to the Seven Mountains.

Those who leave this conference will be an initial wave of what the Lord is sending to the nations. You’ll experience a sign or a wonder even as you land back in your home nation.

We’ve damaged God’s reputation by saying that He’s judging the nations. He could do that in 15 seconds if He wanted. He wants to win them with his goodness. He wants to prove that love never fails. There’s no comparison between the power of God and Satan. It can’t even be quantified. Why do we have trouble with Satan, then? Because God has told him “I’m going to get you, but I’m going to do it with my kids.” It’s Christ IN us, the hope of glory.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:9 NKJV)

The church is going to see God in a whole new way — a God who can heal economies through his people. Nations will realize that this is coming from the sons and daughters of the King.

Is there a God? In the coming days, there won’t even be a question. “The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord…” This is something we have not seen. It’s a prophetic word. He’s going to blow our minds with what he’s going to do in the coming days.

God’s not coming tonight. Sorry if this offends your eschatology, but He has not yet finished His plan for earth. Before He comes we will see Isaiah 11:9 come to pass.

No Fear

December 2008 – I was awakened. It had been a difficult year. The dow had dropped a record 777 points in Sept. 27 of that year. I was awakened at 3:43 am. God sent me to Pslam 34:3,4. God said my people have been misreading the times and magnifying their fears. It’s time to magnify me. I will deliver you from all your fears.

If you’re afraid of finances, begin to magnify the God of provision. See Him in your past – how He’s proven Himself  in your past, and He’ll be magnified in your future.

Dominion – It’s Not an Inquisition

Not everyone will be a Joseph. Receive my mantle of 7 colors. Not everyone will (his brothers didn’t). He began to have dreams. He was ruling and reigning. We have to make it clear we will not have dominion over people, but over the world. Light over darkness, integrity over corruption. It’s not an inquisition. We wrestle not against people.

Three Seasons

The Lord showed me three seasons (each beginning with Rosh Hashanah):

  1. Awakening (2008 – 2012). This isn’t an awakening of souls, but of an expanding understanding of God. A re-imaging of the face of God on the earth. An expanded view of His Kingdom. Light does not flee from darkness. The roar of the Lion now is to strengthen His people.
  2. Arising (2012 – 2015) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3 NKJV) — An Angel  is beginning this year to impose the will of Heaven on this government. In my vision a few of the lights began to climb the mountain. Early arisers. 50,000,000 in number. We need to be at every stage of the mountain. It’s not enough just to get a Christian president elected. Salt used as a preserver is caked on – not just sprinkled.
  3. Shining (2015) — Enough light will be on us that entire nations will be contended for. Be prepared not only to be the gospel of salvation, but the gospel of “solvation.” We will be given divine ability to solve problems of nations. This is what Joseph did. He ministered out of intimacy. We’ll minister the gospel of “solvation” out of our intimate relationship with God. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12:3 NKJV) All nations will come and recognize the light on the sons and daughters of the King. There will be supernatural solutions for every crisis on earth coming from the sons and daughters. This is just around the corner!

We are not called to survive as a church, we are called to deliver the world.

Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession. (Psalm 2:8 NKJV)

God is laughing at what the Beast, and the False Prophet are planning for the last days!

A.W. Tozer said: “What you believe about God is the most important thing about you.”

Once again, Johnny blew the Shofar over us and proclaimed a blessing.

I did my best to capture at least a part of what Pastor Johnny shared with us during these two sessions. If you’d like to hear his messages in their entirety, you can order CDs or DVDs of the sessions from Fresh Audio and Video.

 

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Friday AM Session – Johnny Enlow

September 30th, 2011 1 comment

Johnny Enlow was our speaker for both sessions on Friday. He and his wife Elizabeth are senior pastors at Daystar Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Johnny challenged and inspired us to be world changers in the Seven Mountains of society:

  1. Media
  2. Government
  3. Education
  4. Economy
  5. Celebration
  6. Religion
  7. Family

Seven Mountain Mantle
You’ll be ignited and motivated for what God is doing today.

There is a wonder and an awe in God’s end time storyline. On earth as it is in heaven – that’s the declaration.

Let’s look at the storyline:

This is a new year in the Hebrew calendar. It’s a new season.

This is the year the lion is going to roar. It’s been a difficult year for prophets and prophesying. This is a new year; a shift. As the lion roars, prophecy will increase. We will see the Lord moving.

Gideon was bitter, asking where is the power we used to see. The Lord said “Go in your might…” his might, as I see it, was his dissatisfaction. When the angel blew the trumpet everything changed. We’re going to begin to hear his roar — it’s going to come from Aglow. Jane is going to roar. I feel it even as I’m speaking. There are many lionesses here.

I saw many angels when I arrived here — angels assigned to Aglow.

I feel this is the most important Seven Mountain message I’ve ever given, because there are so many ready to run with it here.

97% of people in the kingdom feel like their second-rate and will never preach from the pulpit. The Seven Mountain message is an expanded view of the Kingdom. He’s coming for everything. There is no place where He cannot reach. There is a direct connection between the Seven Mountains and the Seven Spirits of God. This is what I want to share.

Aren’t governments of the devil? They’re so corrupt. It’s because YOU aren’t there. Everywhere light refuses to go, darkness will dominate. The church is waking up to this.

Isaiah 2:2 – all nations will flow to God’s throne
The functional aspects of the Kingdom of God will be so in place that nations will be drawn to God’s throne.

Examples of the number seven in the Bible:

  • Rev 17:9 – the seven heads on which the woman sits
  • Prov 9:1-3 – wisdom has built her house on the seven pillars
  • Judges 16:19 – Samson’s seven locks

Power comes from a big vision. Only little angels help you when you have a little vision. Showing up in a conquering mode and be obedient – it’s more important than the strategy.

Jesus prayed “Your Kingdom come”. Pray this over the Seven Mountains: The way government operates in Heaven, let it operate on earth, etc.

We assume good is coming and He wants people who have that same spirit.

Our biggest battle “Is God really good, can you trust Him?” This is what the Devil asked Eve.

Matthew 4:8-9 – The devil takes Jesus to a high mountain and shows him the kingdoms of the world. The kingdoms are foundations of power. What was lost? Authority, dominion.

All the seven aspects of God will continue to exist in Heaven. AND they need to be manifested on earth. When we manifest the full spectrum of God, the nations will run to us.

Satan offered Jesus the glory of the kingdoms. There’s a glory when they function the way they’re supposed to.

Mt. 28 – Jesus pays the price. The Lamb shed his blood. The Devil said “You can’t get it back – it’s been given to me.” Jesus came to his disciples and said “All authority has been given to me in Heaven and on Earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

The glory of the Lord shall be on YOU!

On the cross Jesus regained legal authority over all kingdoms. All principalities are now illegal — all that is lacking is enforcement.

In Rom 8, creation is not groaning for Jesus to come back – it’s groaning for the sons of God to be revealed! Understand what he’s about to do and cooperate with it.

Greater works — how will we do this? Run on water? Feed 50,000? The greater works are about seeing his face displayed in every facet of society. Jesus didn’t challenge the existing Kingdoms. That’s our job.

Rev 4, 5 – The lamb opens the scrolls and makes us kings (exercise authority) and priests (applying the blood to our nations – to pass over).

And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Revelation 5:6, 12 NKJV)

Seven mountains are represented here by the seven things the Lamb is worthy to receive. They’re saying “Worthy is the Lamb to receive the seven mountains.”

You may be weak, but when you get his roar behind you, you have power!

In closing, we stood and Johnny blowed the shofar. See the video below:

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Opening Session – Flag Parade

September 29th, 2011 6 comments
Flag parade

The nations on parade

The flag parade was incredible. Over 100 nations with traditional costumes parading through the auditorium.

Chuck Pierce

Chuck was our speaker for the evening. He brought a prophetic message that stirred all of us. I’ll do my best here to try and capture what he shared:

A Mind for the Future

Zachariah 14:16 – We want to understand this time. This is one of the most significant meetings we’ve ever had in Aglow.

God wrote the word around a harvest calendar – not a Roman calendar. We are being recycled back into a harvest anointing that we’ll see in every nation.

We must develop a mind for the future. Future is linked with expectations. Your emotions need to rally and rise up and look further than you ever have before. Tell your mind to think the way God is thinking.

Chuck asked us to lay our hand on our mind (we all placed our hands on our heads). He said “No, place your hand over your heart — that’s where your “mind” really is. ” Father, with our hands on our heart, we say give us insight for the days ahead. Purify our heart so that vision springs forth in a new way.

153 Nations

God showed me what is coming beginning in June 2011. He showed me the states in covenant with Him. He showed me 153 nations that would start aligning and determine Israel’s relationship with the nations. He showed me that by September of this year, nations would vote on their relationship with Israel.

A New Dimension

I consider this meeting to be the most important meeting in the world right now – because of how we are about to flourish in the earth. We are going to move in a dimension we have never been moved in before.

Chuck gave us a timetable for events the Lord revealed to him:
2010 – Testing
2011 – Top of the stairs.. will you go down (be judged) or go in (enter the new)

Choose this day — will you go through? If you are alive and breathing you qualify for the new.
2012 – A new administration begins! Let the spirit of God give your overcoming strategy
2013 – Resist rebelling on your path
2014 – Watch DELIVERANCE Manifest!

A time to see

  • There is a moment for change
  • Expect your blessings to manifest
  • He is the Father of Your Spirit Man
  • The Need for Mending
  • Breaking the Power of Vexation
  • The Spirit that Soars and Sees
  • 5772 (Hebrew year) – Piercing the world’s structures and recovering your blessings!
  • You will come out with spoils 7 times greater

Every port city becomes important. God is looking at every container. Treasures that have been locked up. I’m dealing with your house – your dwelling place. Your home. This is Aglow’s greatest year to penetrate the homes from nation to nation.

Aglow will be used this year to establish the house of the Lord from nation to nation to nation. You will be sought after — requested. Every nation will learn this year how to use the home to establish the house This is the year that prodigals will come home — to the house.

Chuck Pierce speaking during the opening session

Chuck Pierce speaking during the opening session

There will be a supernatural grace to move into countries where the house has not been reconciled.

This year, God wants the blessings of His house to penetrate the world.
Some will prophesy from your house and change the course of an entire region.

Other words; bright, shining, Son,gospel, fragrance. The fragrance of the Lord is going to permeate and break through.

Women building for the future!
I know how women have authority in the house. Men, it’s important you understand this.
The Lord showed me the four houses that will be models for women this year.

The house of Rebekah
• Two nations within her. She had the prophetic word from heaven to guide those two nations. Women – this is a year you must know that the word you’ve been carrying will be used to set order in the earth realm.
The house of Abigail
• The type of woman that will stand this year. Between kingdoms. “She interceded and watched the Lord intervene. 1 Sam 25:28

The house of Anna
She could recognize the promise
You’re going to recognize the movement of God before any others recognize what’s happening. The Lord says this will be a prophetic year for Aglow. You have been Apostolic, but this year you will be prophetic. You will be sought after and contacted by leaders and say “This is what the Lord is doing” and they will be transferred to my camp. You will have business knowledge and be able to see even the slightest movement of my promise.

The house of Lydia
She welcomed and entered into the new move of God (Acts 16)
She persuaded us – “come to my house” She entered into the new move of God that had come. She came alive.
This is a year where women will have a dimension of holiness. Business women who have worshiped God but not know him in his fullness. Government women. Women will say “we know how to establish, to protect, to advance the house in our territory”

You’re standing at the top of the stairs and I believe the door is open. The house of the Lord is forming in a way we’ve never seen the house before.

No more striving for women to be in leadership. God has ordained you to be in leadership, to break through into new territory.

Aglow will be used to establish the house. Men will seek the women of Aglow this year. Women who have businesses this year will begin to multiply.
153 nations will establish the house of the Lord, and Aglow will have a great influence on how the house was established. The legacy of this ministry at the end of 2014 will be that sons and daughters know how to prophecy.

Stir up the word that many have been carrying over the last several years. The prophetic anointing. Declare that the word will bubble up in each of us.

  • I loose a new prophetic anointing all through this ministry.
  • I loose a mediation anointing in this ministry.
  • I active at sight and faith – many will now begin to see.
  • We loose a new anointing to establish the house and we set women on the forefront in their rightful leadership role.

Jane closed with this: “So many of us have been in Aglow for years. We don’t do old in Aglow. The angel of the Lord came to Zacharius and said I’ve heard your prayers. Chuck spoke to us of dreams and visions and prayers and hopes that we’ve yet to see fully come to pass. Zacharius said “I’m too old and my wife is well advanced.” You are not disqualified because of a number. The promise of the Lord is hovering over you tonight and speaking to each one of us – men and women alike. Don’t disqualify yourself because of a number. He is coming to fulfill the word that has been brooding over us for 40 years. This is our time, this is our season this is our promise. We are entering in!”

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Welcome to Our Worldwide Conference!

September 28th, 2011 6 comments
Conference registration begins

Registration opened on Wednesday with a flurry of activity. Our team worked very hard!

Greetings and welcome to the Aglow International 2011 Worldwide Conference. My name is Rick, I’m the Creative Services Director at Aglow Headquarters, and I’ll be posting daily reports of the happenings here in Houston. This first report is at the end of the day on Wednesday. Most of the Aglow staff have been here since Monday, and the GCST (General Conference Support Team) have been here for much longer than that. As a matter of fact, the GCST have been working here in Houston for months getting ready for the conference. Thanks, y’all!

Registration Opens
Today we opened registration, mostly for our international attendees who arrive early for the International Council meetings and regional gatherings. Walking around the registration area was like being in a meeting at the United Nations. How exciting to see the nations gathering. I can’t wait for the Parade of Nations on Thursday evening!

The Amazing GCST

One of our volunteers

One of our happy GCST volunteers

Back to the GCST for a minute… this amazing group of volunteers have spent countless hours of preparation getting ready for this conference. One thing is for sure, it could not happen without them. We want to give special thanks to the Conference Chair Judy Parks; Co-Chair Claudia Stokes; Administrative Chair Lydia McCroskey, and the many, many others on the team who have worked so hard to make this event a reality.

The Aglow SECO (Special Events and Conference Office) team, led by our Director, Arvie Murff, had nothing but praise for the hard work and dedication of the GCST. From steaming flags, to promoting the conference with local media outlets, the team performed an invaluable service to Aglow and the thousands of attendees that will walk through the doors this weekend.

The video below was produced by our Media Editor, Ashley Paul, and gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what this team does.

International Council
The major event today was a gathering of mainly attendees from outside the US, many of whom are national leaders. Jane greeted the group and shared her perspective on where we’ve been as a ministry and where she feels God is taking us. She said that we’re walking in what God says about us — who we are, and who we are becoming. Speaking to the international group, Jane said that God has placed you in the nations of the world, and He is doing an incredible thing in you that is about to explode.

Jane then introduced Jervae Brooks, Aglow’s International Field Director, and Linda Jones, our U.S. Field Director, who both gave a greeting. She then introduced Graham Cooke, who most of you know is a great friend of Aglow, a Covenant Partner, a major donor, and one who has been instrumental over the last several years in helping to guide us into this next phase in the life of this ministry.

Graham shared some insightful leadership concepts with those attending the International Council. Our intention is to take these sessions and make them available via the Web and through DVDs for leadership training.

It was a good day. Tomorrow will be the Worldwide Leaders Summit, and then in the evening, the Flag Parade with Chuck Pierce speaking. Can’t wait!

 

 

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