But this is a people robbed and plundered; all of them are snared in holes, and they are hidden in prison houses; they are for prey, and no one delivers; for plunder, and no one says, "Restore!" Isaiah 42:22
Dan & I just recently have returned from an unforgettable trip to China. We knew that we had an appointment there, but as is often the case, the Lord keeps quite a bit of that to Himself until you are at that intersection of time. Prior to going, the Lord had spoken powerfully to Cathy at the Tent through Isaiah 42. As I looked at it carefully I remembered that He had given me verse 22 when my son had come to the Tent a few months earlier. This son was now in China teaching at one of the universities on a short term assignment. We were going to meet him there after this was completed. I felt like God had something for China in this scripture.
The first part of our trip was to Shanghai, the largest city in the world with a population of over 23 million. Shanghai is the eastern gate of China and its port is one of the busiest (if not the busiest) in the world. It is the powerhouse financial arm of China.
Part of Shanghai's history is that it was occupied by foreign nations such as Britain, Holland and the United States. There is a promenade along the river that winds through Shanghai that has many large financial buildings along it that were built by the occupying powers. When the communist government came in, they took over all of these institutions. There is a large pedestrian walkway along this area called "The Bund". We took a walk along this magnificent area one evening. My son made an observation as we walked along, that in his travels in China he had not seen the Chinese flag flown much. But here on top of all of these buildings was a large Chinese flag. It was as though the Chinese were saying "These are ours now!"
Houses You Did Not Build
That night, after I went to bed, I was awakened in the middle of the night with an overwhelming sense of the presence of God. I began to weep and weep until I could not cry anymore. My face was swollen from the weeping. I then heard the Lord say, "I am giving you houses you did not build and vineyards you did not plant". When I thought about this, I felt like God was saying that there are things that the enemy thinks he owns that God is about to release to the people of God. Because of the depth of what came over me, my sense is that there is a great release, larger than we thought about to come.
Visit to a house church in China
Later that week, Dan and I were privileged to fly to another city in China to speak at a house church. For those who have not experienced this, it is absolutely incredible to see. The hunger in the people of China is phenomenal. I took the Isaiah 42:22 prophetic word with me that God had given and declared that they were assigned to declare "Restore!" to that large city of 6 million people. our China missionary friend, who arranged our visit said that the Hebrew translation of restore here is "Give them back!" So in a very powerful moment we looked to the north, south, east and west and shouted "Give them back!" in Chinese and English. The thing that I left with from that experience is I saw the harvest for the very first time. In China the harvest is so plenteous that it truly is a time for reaping with ease. Everywhere you look it is springing up! We went to a restaurant after the meeting and as we were singing a worship song together, people were popping in and saying "I am a Christian too!" I felt like God was giving us the harvest anointing that China has. Our friend has baptised over 3,000 people in that area alone.
I believe the word to the church in Canada as well as in China is that God is shouting "Restore!" over us. What has been lost is about to be recovered, only we are not only getting back what we lost, but what should have been if we had not lost it in the first place! He is going to give us houses we did not build and vineyards we did not plant!
Word Concerning the Alberta floods
Almost immediately after we returned home we were confronted with the floods in Alberta. Last Friday night, Karen had a strong word during the watch about this.
"There's a shift, there's a shift that has come, a shift has come, a shift has come..."
"A shift has come in Alberta. It has come through the waters the Lord says, there's been a shift. It would appear like a catastrophe but the Lord says that I have come in the midst of this catastrophe, that I will raise up, I will raise up in this hour what is authentic and what is real and I have brought low that which is lofty and so the Lord says I will breathe life like the Ark of the Covenant, I will breathe life and I will dry up those waters, but in this time, that which was laughed at, that which was put down, the Lord says I will rise up in this hour and that which has been blocked I will open up so the water ways have been blocked but the Lord says I have opened them up and it looks like darkness but there has been a shift, there's been a shift over Alberta and into British Columbia, there has been a shift, there's going to be a rising and a blanket of God's covering and there's going to be a breathing force to dry up those waters and it will be known that the Lord has moved upon the waters."
At the Tent of David, we believe that there is a definite change in the atmosphere. There is a momentum of change that is building just like the image of the river we saw in Calgary. God is on the move. He is speaking through all kinds of means and through many channels. On our last night in Shanghai our family went to a Shanghai acrobatic show called "ERA, an intersection of time". I believe that this is where we are at prophetically. There are times and seasons of God when He chooses to manifest Himself in unprecedented ways. He's coming to restore. He's coming in harvest.
The Camels are Coming! It's time for Zebulon to Arise!
I don't know if you caught the news this past week about an amazing discovery on Ellesmere Island in the far north of Canada. To archaeologists' amazement, they found the remains of camels! See the link below. I like the quote in this article where they said, "the camel is the ambassador for climate change". We are in the midst of climate change!
Since the beginning of the Hebraic New Year, there has been a consistent word going out from many places. The camels are coming! Camels loaded with provision of every sort. This was part of our word for 2013 at the Tent and we take it seriously. When God speaks, He intends to do what He says! So this year, the front of the Tent is filled with camels and more camels. We have been declaring it almost every watch since then. When we founded the Tent of David, we knew we had a pretty clear mandate- to establish a House of Worship and Prayer at the Eastern Gate of Ottawa to invite the King of Glory to come to Canada and find a place of rest here. Over the past almost seven years now we have been doing just that. Early in our journey, we discovered that there were three tribes of Israel that were associated with the East and connected with worship: Judah, Issachar and Zebulon. Judah was the worship tribe who always went first. Issachar was the prophetic intercessor tribe who understood the times and seasons and spoke with clarity in the prophetic realm. The third tribe was Zebulon who was connected with business and prosperity. Up until now, we have been establishing the worship and prophetic mandate of the Tent. We have seen this develop where we have not one prophetic voice for a house, but the whole body is rising up to proclaim what God is saying. It has been a wonderful journey that is far from over.
Over the past year or so, we have been seeing a shift or rather the next step in our journey in the manifestation of the Eastern tribes. In the year of the camel, the tribe of Zebulon is starting to rise up! Everywhere we look in our body, people are starting businesses! Jewellery, spas, perfume, coffee roasting, a large internet-based venture, a Christian therapist. There is a sense of such excitement in the air, such as we have never seen. People are seeing their debts paid off. We are burning the mortgage at the Tent this September at the Feast of Tabernacles. I just feel a wave of creativity and enlargement has hit. You know, when you begin to declare something, you set heaven in motion to work on your behalf.
Going back to my favourite book, the book of Genesis, we see that God gave man dominion over the earth. When God says something, He is bound by His own word. This means that He needs us to accomplish His will on the earth! He needs someone to come into agreement with what He is desiring to do, and step out in faith believing. As Issachars, we have been watching to see what God is saying. Right now, the signs are everywhere. Camels are being unearthed in Canada. God is intending to bring the abundance of the world to the nation of Canada. We are intended to be the head and not the tail. We are intended to be a place where camels go out to bless the nations of the world. Our pastor/evangelist friend on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland uses the word "Superabundant" in almost every message he sends out. The time of superabundance is coming forth! It's time for Zebulon to arise!
Expect the Unexpected
"Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?"
Isaiah 43: 18,19
It seems as though when God is doing something really new and really big, He usually takes us by surprise. Whether it is because we become so acclimatized to thinking in a certain way and seeing only what we expect to see, or whether He just likes to demonstrate that He is God and that His ways are so much higher than ours, it all results in the same thing. God seems to come every once in a while and spring up in a place that totally takes us off guard.
God is not bound by our expectations, He is only bound by His Word. Problem is, we put our interpretation so many times on what He has said and it can be so different than what He actually intended to do. I love that! He is the God of the hidden thing, the mysterious. But what is so wonderful right now, a whole lot of people are beginning to set themselves aside to understand more of the mysteries of God. Daniel 2: 22 has come up again this week. People are starting to wake up at 2:22 again. The Daniel verse is associated with this: "He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness and light dwells with Him". Hidden things being revealed.. the new thing springing up.
A couple of weeks ago at the Tent, we were blessed with the ministry of Mark and Kiwanda Redner. From the very outset the current of the River was over the top. God was moving in such an incredible way in the meeting. People who were chronically ill were jumping and running and doing things they could not do before they came in. God was in the midst. Then the unexpected. Suddenly a large white feather dropped down from the ceiling on to the shoulder of a young man seated near the front. He had never seen anything like this before and came to show us all what happened. We have heard of feathers falling in meetings around the world, but never in our midst. We have seen quite a bit of gold dust appear in our communion cups week after week, but never feathers. The Glory.
Then last Sunday, the unexpected happened again. We have large glass vases in the windows of the Tent with candles in them. We recently replaced the candles with the "electric' type ones and they are lit before every watch, Friday night and Sunday morning. As Karen stepped up to "light" the first candle, suddenly it came on by itself! She thought that maybe it had been on all along and we didn't notice it. She moved down to the next candle and before she could touch it, it came on by itself. The same happened again. At precisely the time she reached for the candle it lit by itself!. She then stopped and motioned to me to come over to watch this. As we watched, each one of the candles lit as Karen stood in front of it without touching it. The unexpected. As it turned out, the whole watch ended up being about oil being ignited and the fire spreading all over.
Last week was First Fruits for the month of Adar on the Biblical calendar. It is the month when we can find supply in the unexpected places. At our new year's watch, one of the words was that there was going to be a special blessing on those who honor First Fruits this year. As we gave our offerings, many gave it with a sense that there was a Biblical blessing on preparing the way for the month ahead. It is the month to find gold in the fish's mouth. A good month. At the end of the watch, we began to declare that God was saying, "Expect the unexpected!"
Then this week, one of the ladies came to me to talk about the unexpected thing that God did. She had been on unemployment and she had just a few weeks left. She had just been saying to the Lord, that she needed a job right away. When she got home, the phone rang and a woman from a place where she had applied for work months ago was on the line. She is meeting with her this week about a job! An unexpected call from an unexpected source.
The big message from this is, when God speaks and we agree with Him, something always happens. Problem is, many of us miss the new thing that God is doing because we just don't perceive it. He is always speaking, we just need ears to hear and eyes to see. We could have brushed off the candle or the feather experience with a shrug of the shoulder, or we could pull out our antennas to see why God is speaking in such a way. This whole experience told us He is moving in unexpected ways right now. Don't miss it. Mysteries are coming out of the hidden place. The new thing is springing forth. Do you not perceive it?
Season of Light
What an amazing season it is right now! We have just entered Chanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights for the Jews. And this year, a very significant date on the modern calendar,
12-12-12 falls exactly in the middle of Chanuukah. It is also amazing to me that the Christmas season is one that is marked with light. Everywhere you go, there are lights on houses, fliing our hearts with joy. The number twelve speaks of the government of God. The new Jerusalem is filled with the number 12 and it is filled with light! Could it be that God is saying that He is coming in this new season with Glory light?
I always pay attention to the song at our watches that gets ignition. Yesterday we began with "Joy, unspeakable joy, an overflowing well, no tongue can tell..Joy to the World!" As we sang this, even hearts that had come in heavy with circumstance were jumping for joy. There is something about light that lifts. When Christ came, He brought light. When the world was created, the first command was for light. In fact, light was here before the sun and moon were created! Because God Who was vibrating over the waters, is light! He dwells in unapproachable light! So the first thing He did was to bring the essence of Himself to His creation!
God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light. I Tim 6: 15, 16
This past October we held a conference with Kari Browning called "Quantum Glory". At that conference she brought a word about signs and wonders and miracles being the next thing on God's radar and it was associated with the Glory realm. Since that conference, it has been our quest to enter more and more into the Glory realm. It is the realm of God! Once again, another song that has had huge ignition since then is a song by the David Crowder band called "All this glory" It goes like this: "All this Glory, all this Glory, in the middle of the night, all this LIGHT, in the middle of the night after all this quiet..Jesus, God with us, Jesus Christ has come and I'm undone" If you want to be blessed look up this song on YouTube. He is coming in the middle of our night with all this LIGHT!
We always hold a New Year's watch on New Year's eve at the Tent and seek the Lord for a word for the following year. We thoroughly believe that no one person has an entire word, so we record what has been said and attempt to sew it together for the word for the year. We take this seriously, so we have been in prayer already concerning this. I always pray as to what prophetic act we need to do during the evening to propel us into what God has for us in the coming year. I also had a strong feeling that Chanukkah this year would be a time of revelation. So this weekend when Chanukkah began, I was in prayer about this. While I was upstairs meditating, I picked up the "Watchmen's Journal" that comes from the Jerusalem House of Prayer for all Nations led by Tom Hess. I always pay attention to what they do because I feel they speak globally. This year, at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles, about the time that we were having our Glory conference, they performed a prophetic act. God told Tom Hess to light torches for every nation on the Mount of Olives and carry them to Caesarea to be launched there at the Gateway to the nations that the Glory of God would be sent to the nations of the earth. They felt this would trigger a new wave of the move of the Glory of God!
Suddenly, I knew what we were to do on New Year's eve! We were to light a torch at the Eastern Gate of the Nation's capital to prophetically receive the Glory light that was lit in Jerusalem on the Feast of Tabernacles. We are then going to light 12 candles, three at the east, south, west and north to proclaim the Glory coming throughout the nation of Canada! I believe with the stand that Canada has taken alongside Israel these last few months that God will honour our prophetic act! Glory is coming to our nation! This is the season of the Shekinah. If you want to be part of this prophetic act on behalf of our nation, please join us on New Year's eve at 8 pm. We have felt so strongly that God is coming. It is almost palpable now. Something triggered on Tabernacles this year that will reverberate in ever increasing measure over the next months. He's coming! And He's coming with miracles!
Tent of Glory
October 25, 2012
Don't you love the prophetic? I do. It brings life to words and hope to those in despair. It charts the way when we sometimes wonder where we are. It is God's way of keeping us on track towards our goal. God is still speaking and in this season of revelation, He is speaking very clearly. It is amazing to me how God has been coming closer in ever increasing Glory over the last several years. It seems as though words and visitations are so prevalent as people seek to press in to the Glory.
A couple of weekends ago, the Tent of David held a conference with Kari Browning called "Quantum Glory". Something happened during those meetings that we are still trying to process. What I love about Kari is that she is a steward of prophetic words. So many times we hear words and we are excited at the time and then we lay them aside and hardly remember what was said. God is intentional when He speaks to us. He wants to chart a course for us that takes us to our destiny.
Before I share the significant prophetic word that Kari came with, I want to remind us of the word that we came from Scotland with in April. I published this in one of our newsletters called "Breath" which is on our website. While we were in a particularly powerful meeting on the Isle of Lewis, this woman stood up and quoted a word that had come forth I believe in the 1930's or 40's that had been held by an old pastor for all these years. Bob Jones told Kathie Walters to ask this man in Wales what the word was. This was the word.
"THERE SHALL COME A BREATH AND THE BREATH SHALL BRING THE WIND, AND THE WIND SHALL BRING THE RAIN, AND THE RAIN SHALL BRING THE FLOODS, AND FLOODS AND FLOODS AND THE FLOODS SHALL BRING THE TORRENTS AND TORRENTS AND TORRENTS.
"SO SHALL THEY BE SAVED LIKE FALLING LEAVES FROM THE MIGHTY OAKS SWEPT BY A HURRICANE IN A GREAT FOREST. ARMS AND LEGS SHALL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND THERE SHALL BE NO EBB."
When this lady repeated this word, there was something that caught me. I felt like we needed to "own" that word. And for those of you in Stornoway, you need to "own" it too. In my conversations with Kari, I mentioned this word. The more we thought about it, it seemed like it was for Canada. It seemed like it had meaning for the move of God that was about to take place. It is connected to the harvest. I also mentioned to Kari about how we were so moved by the word she published on the Elijah List called "I hear the train a comin'" There was something on that word that kept bringing Kari Browning to our mind and finally it was so strong that we asked her to come to Canada to minister.
When she got here, we were talking about the word and she said that she had only published part of the word and that there was much more to it. When we called up the entire word, imagine our amazement when we saw that it was a word by Jill Austin for CANADA. I am only going to copy the first part of the word, but we can provide you with the entire thing if you wish. This is the beginning of the word, and when you read it you will know why we want to "own" it as the Tent of David. But you can own it too! The interesting thing was that Kari had come at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles this year and we felt to call the conference "Quantum Glory". God is so precise.
"WHAT I SAW UP IN CANADA WAS A TENT. AND THE LORD SAID "TENT OF GLORY! TENT OF MEETING! TABERNACLING! TABERNACLING! TABERNACLING! I AM GOING TO TABERNACLE!" WHAT I SAW WAS THIS TENT OF GLORY! TENT OF GLORY! TENT OF GLORY! AND I KEPT SEEING LIKE A TENT CITY. I KEPT SEEING A WAREHOUSE OVER THIS TENT AND THIS WAREHOUSE HAD BODY PARTS IN IT. THIS WAREHOUSE HAD BODY PARTS! IT WAS BODY PARTS OF THE MIRACULOUS! BODY PARTS OF THE MIRACULOUS! WHAT I KEPTS SEEING WAS NEW HEARTS COMING DOWN. I KEPT SEEING NEW LEGS COMING DOWN. THE LORD SAYS THAT YOU ARE EVEN GOING TO BE SEEING CRIPPLING DISEASES BEING HEALED. HE SAYS " I AM GOING TO OPEN BLIND EYES. I AM GOING TO OPEN DEAF EARS. I AM GOING TO DEAL WITH MS. I AM GOING TO DEAL WITH INSANITIES......YOU ARE GOING TO GO BACK AND UNCAP ANCIENT WELLS OF TENT REVIVALS...IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON; SHE WAS A CANADIAN AND ITS GOING TO BE PART OF THE CANADIAN ROOT SYSTEM OF RADICAL SIGNS AND WONDERS. SO I JUST KEPT GETTING, "GLORY, A CITY OF GLORY...."
We believe that the next thing that is on the horizon is a revival of creative miracles. Ruth Ward Heflin had a word that first there would come the gold dust, then the jewels then body parts. Kari was part of a whole season where 40 jewels appeared in their church from out of nowhere. Gold dust was very prevalent there as well. We believe she came with the announcement of the next thing. God is about to release creative miracles out of His warehouse that will astound the world! And Canada will be known for this. This revival of creative miracles will bring in the harvest in sweeping proportions. What is so exciting about the word we heard in Scotland is that there would be no ebb to the move of God!
But don't miss the key. The key is the Glory. For those who seek to have God come in Glory, to have Him tabernacle, this promise is available. I said this last week at the Tent. If God does not come in Glory, this country is finished. We NEED the Glory. I believe that is why God situated us at the Eastern Gate with the sole mandate of inviting the King of Glory to the nation. I believe that those situated in the eastern provinces have a mandate to invite the Glory as well. Don't give up! It is at the door!
I don't know about you, but I LOVE the prophetic! So much so, that I am not too sure what we did before we began to see churches walking as prophetic churches. Someone has said "God is speaking all the time. It's just that we don't perceive it. But, oh, when He speaks, it is like rivers of living water. We need to encourage the prophetic in our everyday lives, at work, at home, everywhere. I first came into this realization at the time when I wrote my first book, "Prophetic Prayerwalking". It was as though God opened my eyes to see how He was speaking all around me through colours, nature, still small voice and on and on. I began to see that it was me who shut the prophetic out, not God failing to speak.
So much has happened prophetically since we last wrote which I feel ties into what we are coming into. As many of you know who follow the Hebraic times and seasons, we have just passed through the season of dire straits. This is a season when we must press through the eye of the needle into the large place. It can generally be the most difficult season of the year. Dan & I experienced such a season as we moved from our house on the river to the farm which we are restoring. Several years ago now, Dan bought me license plates that say REVIVAL. We have been carrying these words on our car proclaiming revival over the land. Well, last month, that car, through a malfunction of some wiring in the trunk went on fire and burned up! But the appearance of the REVIVAL plates was so beautiful! They were totally burnt at the top above the word REVIVAL. We saw revival fires coming in that prophetic picture! This plate has a place of honour at the Tent! Then, as we were wondering what we were going to do about a car, we showed the video that we had taken with our phone with the roaring fire over our car at church. During the service, a woman who was visiting came to Dan and asked him to go outside. She showed him her car and said "I am going to give you my car!". Since our squeezing ourselves through the narrow place and refusing to believe anything except that All things work together for good to them who love the Lord, we have also been given a tractor to help us cut grass and clear snow in our laneway. Never in our lives have we been given such gifts. The coming Hebrew year, 5773 is the year of the camel. Camels bring wealth! Camels bring abundance! We have been saying this for a long time at the Tent and now the time has come!!
As we have been pressing through this season, the past couple of weeks have been times of God speaking in a powerful way. At the Tent, we always try to let our worship be God's worship. We put our tuning forks into the air and listen for the sound, and then try to go with that. Two weeks ago, our worship took a turn that we were not expecting. We began to drum (which is not unusual for us) and then Cathy, one of our worship leaders began to pant and travail as in a woman giving birth. This went on for so long I began praying to myself for God to help us come to the conclusion! And suddenly it was over. Then, as is often the case, we know something was done, but we are not quite sure what. Then, last week, Cathy had a dream. In the dream she was the keeper of the insurance policy for the Liberty Bell. People were trying to get it from her and she was able to ensure that they didn't get it. The Liberty Bell is kept in Philadelphia in the US and as Cathy began to think on this, she went to the portion in Revelation 3:8 where God was speaking to the church in Philadelphia and said See, I have place before you an open door that no one can shut. Then, as God would do things, we came across a message that Dutch Sheets published this week talking about his book "DREAM" where he talked about the scripture Isaiah 22:22 I will place on his shoulder the Key to the House of David and what he opens no one can shut and what he shuts no one can open. In this message that Dutch gave, he talked about how he felt that we were coming into the beginning of an AWAKENING in the land.
This season at the Tent we have been seeking the Lord about what to do for Tabernacles, since we feel it is going to be an extremely significant season. So on Rosh Hashana, which has the theme, AWAKEN, we are having John Raymer come to minister at the Tent along with Hilda Chen to blow the silver trumpet. I can't think of anyone in the land of Canada that has been more about revival than John Raymer. I believe that on Sept 14 when he comes something is going to open up over the land of Canada. Come and be part of it! God is about to speak.
Then, as we continued to pray about the season, the name Kari Browning kept coming up. Kari is from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and recently wrote an article on the Elijah List called "I hear the train a comin'" It was so filled with everything we had been pressing in for that we just knew we had to invite her to come to the Tent. Then yesterday I had a long conversation with her and we were so one in the Spirit that I knew God was up to something.. We have booked her for October 12-14 and as I began to ask the Lord, "Why those dates?". See, I do not believe anything happens by chance. As I quieted myself with the Lord yesterday morning, I felt to go look up what the Torah reading for that weekend was. This is when it got exciting. The reading for that weekend is Isaiah 42:5-43:10. I encourage you to read it! It talks about freeing the captives from prison-LIBERTY. It then goes on to say, "See the former things have taken place and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you" Then I got really excited in verse 14 because it talked about being like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant. Just the thing we had done in worship two weeks ago!
As Kari and I continued to talk, she mentioned the story of Paul Cain's mother who was a powerful prophet who lived to 105 years old. She died on 4/18 at 4:18 and the last thing she said was "Luke 4:18". "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom (some translations say LIBERTY) for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour". We were like "Wow!". Then, this is how God confirms. I went to give her my credit card number to book her flight and the 3 digit code on the back was 418! And the card was an American Express! I hear a train a comin'!!
I believe we are in a kairos moment in time. God is about to awaken the land. He is coming down. Can you hear the train whistle? A number of years ago, my husband had a vision of a train barrelling down the tracks going east to west and as it passed, a large flag of Canada snapped into place at the back of the train. It's a Liberty train. The cry of freedom will be heard throughout the land. It's all we have dreamed.
The past few weeks from Passover to Pentecost have been like none other. There is a sense of something building in the air that is like when you are expecting an electrical storm and the magnetic energy is tangible. Something is about to happen! It all began for the Tent of David when we visited the Isle of Lewis in Scotland and just happened to be there for all of the Passover season. While we were there, we experienced such an incredible binding of our hearts together with the people there once again. On Easter Sunday night we told about our service with the New Wine Church in Stornoway and how the prophetic began to flow tremendously over these warriors of God. When we came home, we played the DVD of that service and our attention went to a word that was given after we had been prophesying over the pastor in the church. The word started with "It will come as breath...".
As we played it again at the Tent, I remember feeling such a sense of awe. It seemed as though that word had a different kind of power. The weeks following were a flurry of activity as we hosted Randy Demain for some amazing, amazing meetings. During the last meeting, Randy began to share what the Lord was telling him about the coming year. He said that God told him that the feasts this year were going to be tremendously significant and that we were to watch what happened at Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. During that meeting with Randy, as our worship team began to sing the song "In the presence of angels, Holy, Holy, Holy" there was such a heavy brooding of God we almost couldn't end the meeting.
Then, last week at Pentecost, our spiritual senses were on high alert. God was in the meeting from the very start. I felt to play the "Pentecost" song that Steve Swanson did on his CD "Ruach" at the start, and then it took off from there. Sometime later, Cathy began to share about how that God had given her an amazing sound on her shofar that was very deep, a low resonating sound. She began to play it and there was such an anointing on it that we began to feel almost drunk in the Spirit. From there, she came down and began to blow that sound over the people as they came forward. Afterwards she said that it was a miracle that she was able to do this because she was only able to play it for a very short time at home and she had gone on for several minutes blowing this sound out of the shofar.
The next day following Pentecost, our friends from Halifax forwarded me a word from Kathie Walters that later was published on the Elijah List. She told of visiting a very old man in Wales some time ago and when she got back, she called the prophet Bob Jones. Before she could say anything, he said, "Tell the man whose house you were just in that he will see the word." When she asked Bob, "What word?" he said, "I don't know but it was given to a group of people in 1930 and this man was one of those people. All the others in the group have died."
Immediately following this she called this man and asked him about the word. This was a word that he carried around in his pocket since 1930. All of his friends have died since the word was given and he is 100 years old! The word was,
"THERE SHALL COME A BREATH AND THE BREATH SHALL BRING THE WIND, AND THE WIND SHALL BRING THE RAIN, AND THE RAIN SHALL BRING THE FLOODS, AND FLOODS AND FLOODS AND THE FLOODS SHALL BRING THE TORRENTS AND TORRENTS AND TORRENTS.
"SO SHALL THEY BE SAVED LIKE FALLING LEAVES FROM THE MIGHTY OAKS SWEPT BY A HURRICANE IN A GREAT FOREST. ARMS AND LEGS SHALL COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND THERE SHALL BE NO EBB."
When I was reading this, I thought, "This sounds like the word that lady gave on Passover when we were in Scotland". And it was! She was a lady that travelled around with Arthur Burt, the 100 year old man and knew this word verbatim. We heard it on Passover and then again on Pentecost.
As I began to think on this and what had transpired with the meeting at the Tent on Pentecost, I realized that the Rabbis teach that the blowing of the shofar is like the breath of God. This low sound that Cathy was blowing over everyone was agreeing with that word that was coming out at both of these feasts! Also, the CD I played was called "Ruach" which means BREATH. It shall come as breath...
Then, this morning a seer friend of mine called and shared an experience that she had at the Tent when Randy was here. On the Saturday morning, as the worship was going on, she began to see horses prancing everywhere with bells on them. All kinds of bells sounding and the horses would bow and prance as the worship was going on. Behind them she saw many angels and they were singing in a very low tone, "Holy, holy, holy". As they did that, the horses would bow and prance and the bells would ring. It was incredible. That evening, suddenly during the worship we began to ring all kinds of bells Ringing, ringing, ringing. It was as though a new era was coming in. The next morning, the kabod of God was so strong as the girls were singing, Holy, holy, holy, in the presence of angels.
Finally, this week, the news is all about the bells that are going to be ringing all over the world as people join in for the Queen's Jubilee. I also read today that when the earthquake hit Italy this week that bells in the ancient cathedrals all began to ring.
What is God saying? He's ringing out the old and ringing in the new. A new day has come. The bells are ringing. The angels cry holy and we are undone.
Scotland Part II
It is always a good thing to take time to process what God was doing at strategic points in your life. Our recent trip to Scotland was such a time. When the nine of us tried to report on all the things that God did while we were on the Isle of Lewis, it seemed to hardly capture the smallest detail of what we all experienced. As the days have gone by, we have had time to reflect a little more. One of the "happenings" was on a day that we all were scheduled to do a prayer journey at points on the Island. When we were planning the trip, a certain place named "Uig" kept coming to mind and as I researched it, it really felt that we needed to go there to pray at that place. Close by was a link to the Isle of Bernera. Bernera was a place that had experienced the move of God as well in 1948 where it was reported that it would have been difficult to find a single person who had not been converted in the revival. So off we went.
Then, as God would have it, our pastor friend on Lewis, Donnie Stewart, said he would like to come with us. That became the pivotal point in the journey because without Donnie we would never have known any of the history of the places we visited. The sands of Uig, a spectacular beach on the west coast of Lewis, was the place where the famous Lewis chessmen were discovered buried in the sands there many years ago. What we did not know was that when we stood at that beach, in the distance was a solitary house. Donnie told us that this house was the manse of one of the pastors that was involved in the Duncan Campbell revival of 48. Then he began to tell us of what happened after that. One of the revivalists of that time, Hugh Black, was credited with bringing Pentecost to the island. As he was visiting the pastor in that house, and speaking to him, his wife and another woman, something incredible happened. The two women who were seated one on each side of the pastor suddenly without warning went out in the Spirit and each fell onto the pastor's lap! These two women apparently spoke in tongues the rest of their lives! Keep in mind that this was a place that knew very little of the gifts of the Spirit. Much of that Holy Spirit encounter was seemingly lost over the years, with only glimpses of it appearing from time to time.
After listening to this story, we felt to release the "thunders and lightnings of God" from Randy Demain's book "Dominion Decrees". I remember saying before we did that, that something always happens when we do this. So we all faced the house off in the distance and released these powerful scriptures over the land. From there we went on to pray over the church in Bernera and several other sites in that area.
It was only this week that more of what happened was revealed to me. I was in Calgary in a hotel in a state between sleeping and waking when I began to see the sands of Uig and that house. Suddenly I heard the voice of the Lord speaking and saying "I am going to finish what I started!" Even as I write this, I am taken away with the power of those words. God is not finished with the move of His Spirit on Lewis. There is coming a time in the near future when what was begun there will be multiplied in a wave of His Spirit that will engulf that part of the world. Since then, God has sent a number of Holy Spirit warriors to that place. Pastor Donnie, who leads a band of sold out maniacs for Jesus, and was miraculously pulled out of a destructive lifestyle and religion to found a church out of nothing, is just one of these who God has placed there for such a time as this. God has sovereignly been calling people to the Isle of Lewis over the last few months. A prayer house has been established there and a sense of momentum being felt.
When we were visiting with some of the people who were part of the revival in 48, one of the older gentlemen that spoke said over and over that the next move of God would likely not be like the last one but would be different that what they expected. He seemed to have a sense that something was coming that they could not comprehend. And one of the older ladies that has never lost her desire to experience God we learned was the daughter of the pastor and his wife in that manse at Uig!
While I was on the Isle of Lewis, I felt that the scripture I was to focus on was the book of Ezekiel. Throughout the time we were there we kept declaring that the time was NOW for the island and that there would be no more delay. As I have continued in Ezekiel, a couple of days ago the scripture leaped out at me. Ezekiel 12:28 says to the Isle of Lewis and to all of us: Therefore say to them: 'Thus says the Lord God: there shall none of My words be deferred (or delayed) anymore; but the word which I have spoken shall be performed says the Lord God'.
Lewis, the time is NOW for a visitation of the Holy Spirit that will rock the island. He never leaves things unfinished. What was begun more than 60 years ago is about to be completed. Are there things that you feel have never come to pass in your life that you have longed to see come to fruition? The word of the Lord right now is that He is going to finish what He started. There were things in the Spirit that were begun in Canada that have been in a holding pattern for some time now. We say that NOW is the time. Let God arise!
Tent of David's Glory Journey to the Isle of Lewis
Having just returned from our journey to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, our team is still trying to process all the occurred. Have you ever heard someone say, "Raise your banner and the tribes will come"? Well we did just that and we found our tribes in an island very far from Canada, but so like us in every way! We had advertised this prayer journey as probably being very contemplative and quiet. Instead, it ended up being totally the opposite!
We began the trip with an overnight stay in the Columba Hotel in Inverness in the north of Scotland. If any of you have read the books on the life of Columba, an early saint who walked in miracles, signs and wonders about 500 years after Christ had walked the earth, you will know why we wanted to follow his footsteps on the land. The next day as we crossed the North Sea by ferry to Lewis, we took some time to go over some of the amazing things that Columba was known for and asking the Lord for that kind of anointing on us! Upon arriving in Lewis, we settled into our cottages and prepared for the next six days on the island where we intended to visit many of the sites known to us as the "Lewis Awakening" where God came down in such a mighty way that it was said that it was rare to find someone untouched by the revival that hit them in 1948. We came to pray that God would stir up those wells again and seek to understand the elements that brought such a mighty move of God.
Twelve years ago, the Lord sovereignly spoke to Dan & Dale to leave Canada and travel to an island we had never heard of before. God so honoured our obedience that almost instantly we knit our hearts with the wonderful people of Lewis. This journey led to two more on successive years, and then with the establishment of the Tent of David, the moving of our focus to Israel, we put those journeys on the back burner. Then, in 2011, God began speaking again about Lewis, the result being our assembling a team of 9 people to visit Scotland once again. During our New Years' watch, the prophetic word came that this was the time for Scotland. Since then, a number of prophetic people that we know have been feeling led to visit that land this year. For some reason, God has Scotland on His timetable. Even dear friends of ours, Arron and Brenda Mackenzie, who we met in Israel, have moved to Scotland to begin a ministry there. By the way, if any of you are interested in going on an unforgettable "out of the box" tour of ancient revival wells, please visit their site at http://www.wix.com/ancientpathways/tour
But get ready for a ride you never expected!
So, what happened when we got there? The short answer is that we found our tribes. On our first journey to Lewis in 2000, we attended a prayer meeting in a charismatic church in Stornoway, the only town on the island. We instantly bonded with the pastor and his wife, Donnie and Catriona Stewart. This led to our staying connected with them and their church over the past twelve years. So, in a way, going back to Lewis was like going home. And although the rest of our team had never been there, they all came away feeling like they had been with family. We began the first full day we were there by hosting a Passover Seder meal in our cottage with some of the people from the island. That night some of us rushed off to the Stornoway town hall to take part in an outreach with Donnie's church. It was so incredibly lovely to see the young people of that church on a Saturday night proclaiming the salvation of our God to the people of that town. The next day was Easter Sunday and we all gathered to worship with the New Wine Church and enjoy the island hospitality. That night, the Tent of David was invited to take the service and run it like a watch that we do in Canada every week. The result was a bomb blast in the Spirit. The tribes came together and God came down! We began to proclaim prosperity over those people and it so ignited in the Spirit, that we knew that this was God's plan for them. We then came back on the Wednesday night and continued where we left off. We were totally one with each other.
The interesting thing was that the following Friday night at the Tent in Canada, the people gathered there experienced something amazingly different! As they gathered for communion, as is normal at the end of the watch, someone noticed something in the communion cups. The cups held large flakes of gold floating in the communion juice! As we thought about this, we began to see the link in the Spirit to what we had been doing on Lewis. We were pronouncing prosperity over those people and gold was appearing in the cup of the new covenant, the new wine! New Wine Church, get ready for blessing that comes from the hand of Almighty God! I don't think God could speak any clearer than that.
What blessed us immensely was to see our worship team go to a very high place in the Spirit as they ministered to the Lord there on Lewis. And, the people there went with us! It was Psalm 133 being demonstrated once again. How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity! It is like precious oil, poured on the head..." Last week on the Isle of Lewis precious oil was poured out. Not to mention fire...
We so bless the beautiful people of Scotland. God is coming to you once again. The voice of Elijah is going to be heard in the land and the whole world will be listening.
For those of you who are able, please remember that we have an exciting weekend with Randy Demain on May 11-13. Randy will be speaking on the Nephilim Agenda and the Fourth Kingdom.
The Cooing of the Doves
2012 - 03 - 05
My beloved spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2: 10-12
Who are these who fly like a cloud and like the doves to their lattices? "Surely the coastlands will wait for Me; and the ships of Tarshish will come first, to bring your sons from afar, their silver and their gold with them, for the name of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Israel because He has glorified you. Isaiah 60: 8,9
Over the past few weeks at the Tent we have been experiencing a fundamental shift in our "Knowing" that God is so devastatingly powerful and that He is about to make a major shift in blessing over His people. It began with Firstfruits. We have been celebrating the wonderful beginning of the new months in the Biblical calendar for several years now. There is something about honouring God with our firstfruits at the time in the calendar that He has ordained. We have seen God bless us over and over financially and spiritually with this simple act of acknowledging that He comes first.
Firstfruits is linked with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph. What we discovered is that Aleph has several meanings. The first is that of the Father as our source. When we began to declare that through our firstfruits offering we were determining that God the Father was our source, not the government, not our jobs, not our family, there was such a faith that rose up! The second thing about the meaning of Aleph is that of a"pulsating unbridled force". So when we acknowledge that God is our source we release that pulsating unbridled force to work on our behalf! What a concept!!
It was then that we began to have faith for the blessings of God to come and overtake us as in Deuteronomy 28. This weekend was all about declaring those blessings over our lives, our families and the nation of Canada. We could hardly stop! There is something so wonderful about declaring blessing and not cursing.
As we were doing that, Ina began a song in the Spirit and suddenly I felt Spring come in! It was as though birds were singing, the winter had passed and we were in a totally new season. Now, we live in Ottawa, and if you look outside, it is really not looking springtime at the moment. But God had said the spring had come! Yesterday the scripture in Song of Solomon kept coming to me."the winter is past...the season of singing has come...the cooing of doves is heard in our land". I did a search for the scripture and found to my amazement, the scripture also in Isaiah 60 in which doves are associated with silver and gold coming to the people of God. We have always known that the great move of God that was coming was going to have His blessing associated with it. God is coming with the complete package.
As usual, we have noticed that when we put our antennas up into the Spirit realm, we are hearing what many prophetic voices are saying. This understanding that God is about to bless the people who put Him absolutely first in their lives and lay everything down to see His Kingdom come is being spoken all over.
We are coming up to one of the two "first months" in the Biblical calendar. The Hebrew calendar year begins in the fall when the next year begins. This year is 5772. However, when the Israelites crossed through the Red Sea in the month of Nisan, the Lord declared that this would be the first of the months for them! The month of Nisan is when we celebrate Passover. He was saying prophetically that this was going to be the Alephs of all Alephs. Not only was that pulsating unbridled force unleashed to split the Red Sea for millions of people, it would be the time when His Son went into the grave knowing that the Father was His source. Then that pulsating, unbridled force took Him out of the grave and raised Him back to life and a firstfruits of all who would come after!!
We are coming into that season again. There is something new in the air. Can you hearing the cooing of the doves? It's time for God to arise.
The Tent is Alive...With the Sound of Music
David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals...Jeduthun, who prophesied, using the harp in thanking and praising the Lord.....All these men were under the supervision of their fathers for the music of the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, lyres and harps for the ministry of the house of God
I Chron 25: 1-6
Have you ever had a prophetic dream that you didn’t quite understand at the time and wondered how the essence of the dream would ever come to pass? Almost six years ago when we were opening the Tent of David I had such a dream. During that period, it seemed that we were having many, many prophetic dreams. God was speaking about things to come related to the Tent, but it was all we could do to try to record them and live in the nearness of God as He affirmed what we were doing.
This particular dream came to me the night before we were going to have our opening of the Tent. We had invited Clara Whalen, from Newfoundland to come to lead worship, because at that time we didn’t have a worship team. Can you imagine opening a worship house with no worship team? But we had seen it in the Spirit, so we knew that we were going to raise up our banner and the tribes would come. So in this particular dream, I was going around the Tent on opening night very worried and concerned that the worship leader was not there. Karen, in the meantime was dusting all around the sanctuary and when I told her my concerns, she replied, “That’s OK. We will just use the hidden instruments”. Then, as I turned to look at the platform, the wall behind it suddenly disappeared and the platform became larger and larger and all these children were milling around on it. The dream ended.
You must understand that for the first several years of our operation at the Tent we had absolutely no children. People would turn up from time to time with kids but because we had no children’s programs, they went on. We knew we had a mandate from God to be a worship and prayer house, so we stuck to it. It has always been our philosophy that any children that would come, would be treated as equals in worship and prayer and not sent off somewhere else to a program. Over time, the Lord has sent us a few families that have seen what we wanted to do, and without fail, their kids have LOVED the Tent. They worship with us, they serve communion, they are learning to do prophetic art in the watches etc. So that was the preparation ground.
Along with this, came a fellow who was born in Africa but educated here in Canada with a PhD in musicology who has led children’s orchestras for several years. He has been attending the Tent for more than a year playing a few instruments but not much more. Then a few months ago we had a couple of young families come with their children (who also loved the Tent) and suddenly we have a group of children! And Karen, who was a children’s pastor and Christian School principal, put all the dots together. Music teacher, children.
What happened last week was truly incredible. After Sunday watch our David’s Tent’s orchestra took shape. We had children and adults all in music lessons together! The Tent had purchased recorders for everyone so that they all could learn to read music together. Then, out of nowhere appeared violins that people had, and a mandolin. With much more to come!! It’s as if God had been setting this thing up. We are finding out so many people can play instruments. And the adults and the kids are doing it together. The hidden instruments and the kids in my dream! And this is just the beginning! More and more are saying they want to join up. This will not be a little children’s group who plays a “special” once in a while. We fully intend on training them to play with worship and to get in the prophetic flow. Kids do not have a junior Holy Spirit. They just need to be trained up as David’s worshippers were. So many left the Tent last week saying “Now this was church!”
When God said that in the last days He was going to raise up the Tent of David that was fallen down, He didn’t intend that anyone would be left out. The full expression of the Tent back then is still what it is today. Instruments and singers flowing as one. Prophesying. How big is our God!
A number of prophetic voices have been saying that this is the year when many of the prophetic words that have been spoken over many years will come to pass. We take great encouragement in this fulfillment of a prophetic dream that was given almost 6 years ago has come to pass before our very eyes. Have you had a word that you wonder will ever happen? Remember, that when God speaks, it is eternal. What He says, He surely will do.
Canada: The Oil is Flowing
What an incredible weekend we had in Mackenzie in Northern British Columbia last weekend! I was ministering on the Issachar Anointing, and truly this is a season for Issachar! If ever there was a time to understand how to “see” what God is doing, it is now. I always like to take a prophetic gift wherever I go to give to the leaders to demonstrate what God is saying. Over the weeks as I was praying about this event, I had in my mind to take an hourglass because it speaks of Issachar and has been a recurring theme at the Tent. So when I went out to look for them, they were nowhere to be seen in the stores. On one of my trips, my eyes fell on a pair of crystal cut perfume flasks, so I picked them up as a “back-up”gift. This back-up gift ended up being what God intended in the first place.
Included in my bags was a number of bottles of my One Eleven anointing oil that I had prepared for the conference with Randy Demain that were still around. When I got there and was unpacking my bags, I went to pull out the anointing oils which I had wisely double bagged. To my surprise, one of the bottles had opened a bit and oil was everywhere inside the bag. There was no evidence that I had lost oil in the bottles, but everything was covered in oil. When I brought them out, I became covered in oil as well. I thought this was probably a good time to put some of that oil in the gift flasks that I had brought, but when I tried to do that, I got oil everywhere! My room filled with the fragrance of oil poured out.
We had planned a Shabbat meal on the Friday night with the leadership to get to know each other and when they asked me what I thought was going to happen that weekend, I said that I wasn’t sure, but there was something about oil being poured out. I told them of my experience with the oil, leaving out the flask part. At that time, we were reminded of a prophesy that was given years ago that we had heard of when we were up north in Rankin Inlet. Some years ago, Kayy Gordon, an apostolic leader who opened up the Arctic to the gospel in the early days had been asked by a leader from South America, Hector Jiminez, to take him to the most northern part of Canada because he had a word from God. Kayy flew him to Cambridge Bay because it was as far as they could go. He got out of the plane and read Psalm 133: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes...He began to prophesy that oil was going to be poured out from the north, the head would represent Canada, the beard, the United States and the robes would be Central and South America. After he gave this word, he got in the plane and flew back to South America.
Then as God is always up to surprising us, when I woke up in the morning there was a message on my Blackberry with a prophecy from Chuck Pierce. At the end of this prophesy about revival being released he said this: Canada is an anointing flask poured out. We knew God was telling us something big about Canada. We decided that at every meeting we would declare Psalm 133 at the beginning. The amazing thing was that one of the leaders up there was from Brazil, in South America! So we had her declare it in her South American accent. We kept saying, “What are the chances that we would have someone from South America up here at a time when this was all happening??” No chance. We were declaring from the North once again that Canada was an anointing flask poured out. The meetings were great, and the people just soaked up the word that was given, but you know sometimes when God chooses to demonstrate what He is saying, it becomes bigger than that.
It is also incredible that it is only recently that I have felt compelled to begin to produce anointing oils. I bought the oil essences and produced the first oil for our Shatter! Conference with Steve Swanson and then the next set for our Shatter! 2 Conference with Randy Demain. This was the oil that went to Mackenzie. One Eleven speaks to me of Joshua One Eleven where God said “Get ready, for in three days you are going to cross over this Jordan and take possession of the land I am giving you!”
Beams of Light
On the final service in Mackenzie, as we were preparing for the meeting, our friend from South America came running to me to tell me to come outside. She kept saying that they had been praying for a sign, and here it was. When we got outside, there was the most incredible display going on. I have never seen anything like this. The ordinary lights on the buildings were shining up like huge beams of light into the sky and they were shimmering like diamonds! They appeared almost like the Star Trek “beam me up” lights. Everywhere all over Mackenzie were these beams of light glittering and dancing straight as an arrow up into the sky. I tried to take a picture of it but my camera couldn’t pick it up in the darkness of the night. As I am writing this, I recall an experience I had when I was in Scotland in the Hebrides. I was sitting in my friend’s living room talking to a man about the 48 revival. As we were talking, a beam of light came upon him and I felt like the two of us were about to be beamed up! This happening in Mackenzie is the only time that I have ever seen anything close to that. Amazing that Mackenzie is a Scottish name!
We all came away with a sense that we had been given an appointment with God. God is up to something big in Canada. We are about oil in this country. And the oil is about to be poured out in a flask that is being prepared. It’s going to be messy, but it is going to be wonderful. The fragrance is going to fill the air and people from all around are going to come to see the light of the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I have asked the group in Mackenzie to write up what they experienced on the weekend and we will be sharing that in another newsletter. God is on the move. Let the oil flow.
What’s With 11-11-11?
November 7, 2011
Over the past year, there has been so much come out about the number 11. People have been waking up at 1:11, and 11 after most other hours, and seeing the number 11 everywhere. This coming week there are significant meetings taking place on 11-11-11, including The Call, Detroit and a global worship movement that will have people from every nation worshipping God at a set time in their time zone. Eleven is the number of chaos or transition which signals a move to the governmental number of 12 and there is a growing sense that something big is on the horizon globally.
Last year, in the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar used in North America, a group of prophetic harpists including Dan from the Tent of David did something really big. They went to the 12 gates of Jerusalem and released the sound of the harp (not heard for thousands of years like that) through these gates and prophetically pulled the nations of the world through the “right time” gate into a global awakening. One of the things about this that only God could orchestrate is that unknowing to them until a few days before they went, they had scheduled to do this on 3/11 in the Hebrew calendar (the 11th day of the 3rd month). Three elevens!! The wonderful thing about this was that there were representatives from several nations of the world doing this act. Jerusalem was speaking.
Several years ago Dan & I had probably one of the most significant periods of our lives, which represented a shift in our lives and ministry. We made a series of trips to the Isle of Lewis in Scotland on a word from God. We had never heard of this place nor anything about it and God spoke directly to us and told us to go there on a specific mission. He told us to “Rekindle the fires of Revival, the Duncan Campbell revival”. We ended up having such God encounters on those visits that we were never the same. Last summer when I was swimming in our pool, the Lord asked me a question. He said “How long ago was it that I spoke to you to go to the Isle of Lewis. Think! Think!” So I began to think. I realized that it was 11 years ago on 11-11. I had no idea what it meant but it stayed with me.
Then yesterday I was meditating on this 11-11-11 phenomenon and the thought came to me, “I wonder what date on the Hebrew calendar that 11-11 falls on?” I discovered that it was Chesvan 14. This meant nothing to me so I went to the internet to look up what happened on Chesvan 14. To my utter amazement, I discovered that Chesvan 14 was the day that the Balfour Declaration was released in November 1917! This declaration begins with these words. “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people..” Arthur James Balfour was the Foreign Secretary of Britain and was a Scottish politician!
When I read this, I was so overcome with how big God is. I believe that in this heightened prophetic time, that God has His eye on the nation of Scotland. He has not forgotten this one act by a Scottish politician that set a course for the establishment of the Nation of Israel. We all have read about revivals around the world that occurred around 1948 after Israel became a nation. The Duncan Campbell revival on the Isle of Lewis was an awakening that happened at that time. But could it be, that God has a very special time reserved for a people whose spokesman opened the door for the Jews to return home and become the nation of Israel.
The other amazing thing to us is that over the last month or so the Tent has been planning a trip to Scotland. We had talked about it over a few years, but suddenly it seemed to catch fire. Dan & I and a group of 7 others will be returning to the Isle of Lewis in April of next year. What does God have for that small island in the north of Scotland? I don’t really know, but I do know that He took two people out of a Fire conference in Ottawa and sent them over 5000 miles to tell them that God had heard their prayers. I have long stopped trying to put a timetable on God. I only know that He does nothing by accident.
The other incredible thing is that I received a call from my Scottish aunt this week to say that she was leaving for a life-long dream trip to Israel. She left today and will be in the land on 11-11. Scotland, you are coming into your time. Just as you released favour to the Jewish people on Chesvan 14, so the favour of God is about to be poured upon you.
As we move through the period of transition into an unprecidented era for the church there has been a sense that there will be a greater unveiling of Jesus as never before. Yesterday I was meditating on how God always announces things in a big way. On Mount Sinai when he ushered in the law, he came with a loud shofar blast and a dense cloud. When Jesus appeared to John on the Isle of Patmos, his voice was that of a shofar blast, and He talked about coming in clouds. As I was thinking on this era of the unveiling of Jesus, suddenly on a clear day a dense cloud began to roll up the river in front of our house. It became so thick that we couldn’t see the other side of the river. It rolled past us for several minutes and then it was gone. One of the signature sermons of Duncan Campbell in the Lewis awakening was taken from Isaiah 64: “Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down..for when You did awesome things that we did not expect, You came down and the mountains trembled before You. Since ancient times, no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, Who acts on behalf of those Who wait for Him”. He’s coming. His timetable is perfect. And when He comes, we will see an unveiling of the majestic Saviour in greater splendour and glory than ever before. Just as Moses walked into the dense cloud and heard things he did not know, and just as John was wrapt in the Spirit and was taken through a door to see an ascended Saviour, so He is coming to a waiting people to do things we could not expect.
In the Gospel
October 30, 2011
What a tremendous weekend we had last weekend with Randy Demain! There were so many reports of people being blessed, healed, and taken to a new level of understanding of the Kingdom of God. Randy is one of those people who leaves you with so many truths that you have to let them brew in you and become part of you. Each meeting stood on its own with incredible authority and anointing.
The first evening was about Randy's visitation concerning the menorah and how we were to become the menorah. In Randy's experience a large menorah was put inside his chest. This particular message was so real to me I had a visitation of the menorah early one morning at the Tent (see Sept 25 newsletter). The week after this, we heard Randy speak about his menorah experience on Paul Keith Davis' site. I believe that this is a now word for the church. WE are the lampstand! He wants to invade us and cause the Glory to shine forth. The meeting concluded with a powerful time of impartation of the authority of the menorah. Something shifted.
The second message on Awake, Arise, Overcome and Occupy was probably the highlight message of the weekend and as usual, it came on Saturday morning when the really hungry people come out! He also had an amazing word for the Tent out of Matthew 11 that we will be unpacking for a long time. It's time not only to overcome, but to occupy! The revelation that we are the capstone generation is still resounding in many people's hearts. In that meeting he announced that he was not just going to have a healing meeting at night, but rather he was going to be releasing the Kingdom of God.
The Saturday night meeting was a fantastic night where so many sick were prayed for. We have had reports of people totally healed out of that meeting of things like fibromyalgia, hearing loss, major back problems, etc. The message from this night was the one that carried me away. He used the scripture "Believe in the gospel" and said that the truth of this one phrase changed his life. The Lord just shifted the emphasis of the words from believe to in the gospel. When we begin operating IN the gospel, inside the gospel, anything is possible. This truth has been reverberating in my spirit all week. When I light the menorah in the morning and pray for the Tent, I say, "Let us be in the gospel, let us operate today in the gospel. Let us understand what it means to be in the gospel". Then, this Friday night, we had a tremendous time when heaven opened up and we began to join with the sounds of heaven for an extended period of time. No next song, just heavenly music. As this was happening, I could feel myself stepping into the realm of the gospel. It was like a swirling sea all around me that was so wonderful that words are difficult to describe it.
When we were on our trip to Israel, I had some time alone with the Lord one morning and I asked the Lord where we were as a body at the Tent. I heard Him say, "You are in the book of Mark". At the time I thought, "Wow, the Book of Mark is all about what Jesus did!" And this is true. However, with this revelation out of the weekend, I realized that the book of Mark starts with the words "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God". We are at the beginning of being in the Gospel! Let God come and invade you with this truth. Oh, to be living and breathing in the gospel. He is coming with a new understanding of His power, authority and Father consciousness.
Then on Sunday morning Randy spoke on end time apostolic mandates, and left us hungering for more. So we are happy to let you know that Randy will be coming back in the spring for the weekend of May 11-13. Mark it on your calendars now.
What did God do this weekend? I mentioned on Saturday morning that we have been contending for a well of healing to open up at the Tent. We have seen people healed, yes, but not to the degree that we see in the Spirit and desire for the Eastern Gate of Ottawa. I also said that we did not decide just to have a good conference where people went away feeling like they had a nice time. The reason we brought Randy Demain to the city is because he is known as a man of authority that carries a breakthrough anointing. This weekend we saw a crack in that artesian well. We felt an increase in the realms of authority over ancient strongholds that have held this region back. It is time to Awaken, Arise, Overcome and Occupy.
Let fresh revelation come to you. It is the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. How we desire to be in the gospel. Step in. The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.
For Such a Time as This
September 25th 2011
I am always amazed at how God seems to speak the same thing in many different places and through different means. The picture above was taken in Jerusalem and sent out by Martin Sarvis in an Israel prayer letter this past week. Just prior to this, I had been at the Tent in the morning and had an amazing spiritual experience. As I was kneeling down at the front of the sanctuary looking towards the back door and worshipping God, I suddenly began to see several menorahs in the air. Following this, I saw a thick red coloured cloud cover the back part of the sanctuary at the entry way. Off to the left, I saw a rainbow at the window. There was such a sense of the heavy presence of God that I couldn’t move. Although I was on my way to work, I didn’t want to leave. I just wanted to stay in this “Presence”. After a while, the red cloud began to dissipate and I slowly made my way out the door and into my day, the sense of the experience still lingering.
This was on a Wednesday morning, and the following weekend, a man from the Tent who comes in before me in the mornings to light the menorah came running to say that on Thursday morning when he came in very early, as soon as he walked through the entry doors there was such a presence of God that overtook him. He said, “I didn’t want to leave!” But what did it mean? Menorahs appearing, a red cloud, a rainbow...
Not long after, Paul Keith Davis had as a guest on his monthly School of the Spirit broadcast, Randy Demain. Randy is coming to be with us on the weekend of October 21-23. Randy began to speak about Psalm 111 and how it is known as the Menorah psalm and it is the Psalm for this year. If I wasn’t paying attention, I am now! In this teaching, Randy began to tell of an experience that he had while he was in Jerusalem where he saw a large menorah and it slowly got closer and closer to him until it went inside of him. He felt like the Lord was saying that we are to become the menorah. The menorah represents the seven Spirits of God in a particular order. The middle branch represents the Spirit of the Lord Jesus and then from left to right, the others speak of the Spirits of God as outlined in Isaiah 11. They also represent the colours of the rainbow as light is broken down into its primary colours. So the branch on the left would start with red, next orange, yellow and so on. Randy also taught that the seven Psalms beginning with Psalm 111 are the menorah Psalms and represent the next seven years. Each year would have a focus on one of the aspects of the seven Spirits beginning with Wisdom for 2011.
As I listened to this, suddenly my vision in the Tent was making sense. Menorahs, the red cloud, the rainbow. Red is the first colour of the rainbow! The sense of the Presence of God being so strong in the building that day told me that this infilling of the menorah into us is going to be so glorious. God wants us not only to exhibit these things, He wants us to become these things! Martin’s picture out of Israel was simply, as always, Israel prophesying what is about to be ours. I find the picture so compelling as it seems that the menorah is drawing you into it. And the rainbow shape over the top is just too amazing to be a coincidence!
Through all of this experience, I felt that God was putting His seal on having Randy come to the Tent at this time. We have such a strong sense that this Tabernacles is going to be like no other. Paul Keith Davis teaches that the one Feast that has not been fulfilled is Tabernacles and that before Christ returns there is going to be a time when God comes and makes His habitation with men and then the time of the great Harvest will be upon us. Could it be that we are entering into such a time? Up to now, we have had wonderful seasons of refreshing from God, but, oh, for Him to tabernacle! This is what our hearts have been longing for.
When Steve Swanson was here, I mentioned that I felt that Steve and Randy were bringing a one-two punch to Ottawa, as in 2 Chronicles 20. Steve represented the worshippers going first and then Randy was coming in to take the spoil. There is a sense that we are on the threshold of Heaven on Earth. Do you feel it? Let Heaven invade your space and position yourself for what is about to take us all into new dimensions of God. For such a time as this!
Preaching the gospel for over 25 years, Randy has served as pastor, teacher, and church planter. For the past several years, he has travelled full time as an Apostolic Revivalist. Randy regularly conducts harvest and healing crusades, training events, and speaks at conferences worldwide. His heart is to see the body of Chris operate, not just in word only, but in demonstrations of the Spirit and power. Randy is the author of books such as Dominion Surges and the Nephilim Agenda and operates in a powerful seer prophetic anointing.
If you would like to hear a little of what Randy is like, click on the following link: http://www.whitedoveministries.org/
Randy appears in the “Word for the Moment” found on the top right of the website with Paul Keith Davis.
Fire In My Bones
August 30th 2011
There's a revival that's burning in me....it's a fire, it's a fire, it's a fire in my bones...gotta let it out!
(song by Steve Swanson)
This weekend's Shatter! conference with Steve Swanson at the Tent of David began and ended with the song quoted above. From beginning to end, there was a declaration going out over the nation of Canada that the time was NOW for FIRE to be released in our nation's capital and across the land. From the opening night we were a force announcing change in the nation. On Friday night, the theme went to a Glory train sounding its bell as it moved across the land. Then, on Saturday morning, the most beautiful glory came in as we positioned the Canadian flag at the front of the sanctuary and had the fans blowing across it. As the flag fluttered and danced to the tempo of the worship, it was as though an anthem was going out over Canada. Steve had written a most beautiful song entitled "Great and Marvellous are Your works, Lord God Almighty!" and as we sang that song it was as though we were announcing by faith all the glorious and marvellous things that God was about to do in the land. People began to position themselves under the flowing flag and declare the glories of God. It was the most incredible sight.
Previous to this on our recent trip to Israel in April, we had been on the Golan Heights looking down from the heights of the north to the Galilee and beyond. From this beautiful vantage point Steve's song "Great and Marvellous" just burst out of me!! I couldn't help it!! Since then, it has become part of me, so when he began to lead us in it on Saturday morning, it was as though God had given it wings. This is our song for Canada! There was such a sense of God's hovering presence over our nation. Then on the Saturday night, things went up another level. A number of the group had just come from The Cry on Parliament Hill, including Steve who had gone up with Dan to be part of what was going on there. When Steve got there, he was invited to play on the steps of Parliament along with the group at the Cry. Then, in our evening meeting, as the worship progressed, Steve began to prophesy that the people in the north land were going to declare what they see. We then began to spontaneously release decrees out over the land. Many, many in the audience came forward to release powerful prophetic decrees concerning what God was about to do in Canada.
During the weekend, we had a number of children participating in the worship. One of the little girls ended up lying down on one of the pews at the back. Someone went to her and asked her if she was tired. She said, "No, I am just lying here listening to the angels". There was an incredible sense of angelic activity in the building all weekend. Her ears were opened to it! Steve has often remarked that there seems to be way more people in the Tent than those who are actually seen. This has been told us many, many times. One of Steve's observations about the people who came out to the meetings were that we seemed to have more of a heart for the land than in most places he goes. He said, "You people are part of the dirt. You feel a love for the land that is different. " And there was such a love for the nation that was almost palpable that kept coming forth.
We ended the weekend with the “Fire in my Bones” song. Then on Monday morning, the front page of Ottawa Citizen was filled with pictures of the sky that looked like fire that came with the sunset on Sunday night. One of the declarations we made over the Ottawa region was a release of unleashed fire! Just prior to Steve coming, we had ordered some flags and had one especially made similar to the flag of Ottawa and the designers of the flag called it “unleashed fire". I believe the heavens were declaring the glory of God and coming into agreement with our declarations!
Canada, there is a fire in your bones. The time has come to let it out. The heavens are declaring the fiery ones have descended upon this region!
Becoming a Prophetic Church
July 25th 2011
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isa 43:19
Just this weekend, the Tent of David did something we rarely do. We closed our Friday night watch and attended a “Glory School” at Peace Tower Church with Joshua Mills and Steve Swanson. You can always tell who is hungry in a city. It was the hottest weekend of the year and the church had no air conditioning. It had to be in the high 40’s in the building and yet the place was full. There was a revival spirit in the air. During the course of the weekend, Joshua said many profound things, but this one thing really stuck with me. He said, “God is speaking all the time, but many times, we just don’t perceive it”. God can be speaking in things all around us, and we just pass by and don’t stop to consider.
What does it mean to become a prophetic church? It means that our levels of perception rise. Over the course of the last number of years, we have been training ourselves to perceive. When the eyes of your perception are open, it is truly amazing what God reveals. Often, He speaks in fragments of truth that will propel you to search out the thing He is trying to convey. Often one person will receive a portion of the mosaic, but it is only when the body comes together that you begin to see the fine portrait that He is painting.
This newsletter will be a collage of what God has been putting together for us at the Tent to point to the times and seasons we are in. Perhaps it will confirm some things that God has been speaking to you.
On Sunday morning, after we had been thrilled with the prophetic words over Canada through Joshua Mills and Steve Swanson, I was sitting on my deck crying out to God saying, “I don’t want to be on the outside looking in when you do this great thing in our nation. I don’t want to be just happy that it is happening somewhere else. I want to be part of what you are doing.” It was a deep cry. Suddenly, my eyes caught sight of something in the garden. At first I thought it was a butterfly, and then I realized it was a tiny hummingbird. I took note of it because Karen had told me recently of a time on her holidays when she was crying out to meet with God and a hummingbird came by and just stayed near her. So, when I came in, I looked up “hummingbird” on the computer. What I found out was so amazing. The hummingbird does not have regular coloured feathers like other birds. The feathers actually contain prisms of light in them! When they turn one way or another, the light passing through them suddenly turns the bird from an ordinary grey to a brilliant green, or red or other amazing colour! They are reflectors of light! They also move extremely fast when they fly, but because their wings move so quickly, they must come into rest for extended periods. In fact, they spent 75% of their time in rest and only 25% moving. But when they move, it is spectacular!! How like what we have been trying to build at the Tent of David. Learning how to move in abiding rest and being reflectors of His light. I felt God was saying to me, through the little hummingbird that we are not to be concerned. When He turns us on, we will move with lightning speed. We just need to know that the most important thing is knowing how to rest in Him. A really good part about this story is that we had a good friend in the meeting on Sunday as I shared this and she said that she had the same experience in her garden and had gone in to look up hummingbirds and knew exactly what I was going to say! The tapestry was being woven.
The point about this is that I had to stop and perceive. God was speaking but I had to see that He was speaking.
Ezekiel and the Wheel within the Wheel:
This is a theme that the Lord has opened up to us over the past several months. It began with my visiting our friends, Alex and Rosetta Florence in Edmonton. I was at a prophetic conference and during the worship at one of the meetings, I felt to lie down on the floor face down. As I did this, I saw the word, “Ezekiel” in black letters float by my face. I had no clue what it meant at that point in time. But it was such a different thing that had never happened to me before (it has happened since then), that I kept it in my heart. Then we were holding a teaching session on seeing into the heavenlies with Sadhu Sundar Selveredge from India and he said he had one scripture that he was going to use for his entire series. It was Ezekiel 1:1! “..The heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God”. So I started to get excited about Ezekiel. What was God saying to the church at this time? Then Cathy, one of our worship leaders started to have visions of rainbows forming a wheel within a wheel as in Ezekiel. Pieces, fragments. Then, this weekend. As we were worshipping, Joshua Mills began to prophesy about revival coming to Canada and he began to see the wheel within the wheel. He kept declaring this vision as he began to walk through the entire nation of Canada province by province. Steve Swanson also had an experience as he was on Parliament Hill watching the changing of the guard. He began to weep and weep, so much so that people were looking at him. He had to leave and go around to the back of Parliament where the weeping continued. He told us with such certainty, “You mark my words, within 6 months something big is going to happen in Canada that will change everything”. Since then others have reported to us of seeing the wheel within the wheel. The picture is becoming clearer, but we are still in perceiving mode to see what Ezekiel has to do with the nation of Canada. We have had other things related to this coming to us at the Tent but we are still processing some of it. He’s doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it?
The strange goings on in the garden:
I have said for some time that our house is a prophetic house. There is so much that happens here that I could write a book. Last week Dan & I were out walking near our garden and suddenly we noticed something growing out of our beautiful almond bush. When we looked closer we saw that it was raspberries!! Then, as we looked again, we noticed a small tomato plant growing where we had not planted any tomatoes. Then we went further and on our deck we have big pots of pansies and out of one of the pots was growing a big canna lily plant! We had never planted any of these things! We were just sitting thinking about all of this asking, “What does this mean?” , when we got an e-mail from a good friend who was asking about some strange things going on in her garden. Her hosta garden that she had for around 10 years had begun to change. The plants that had stripes were now plain and some had two types of colourings in the same plant! I told her what had happened in our garden and she immediately e-mailed her friend in Chuck Pierce’s church in Texas. They have been planting an Israel garden representing the twelve tribes and in the Benjamin section they noticed basil growing where they had not planted basil. The Lord spoke to them and said “You are going to reap where you have not sown!” These plants are speaking of what is coming to Canada. Steve had been declaring “It will all change by 6 months from now” and Ruth’s plants were all changing colours. We were reaping where we had not sown! A harvest is coming! Everything is about to change! He’s about to do a new thing, do you not perceive it?
I do not understand fully why God has chosen Canada. I know our Prime Minister has taken a strong stand for Israel and that is part of it. But somewhere God has in His wisdom set aside a glorious future for this nation. Time is almost up. What you have been desiring is about to be displayed in such Glory that we will not recognize ourselves. It will all change. We will become the prisms of His light and we will enter into a time of His habitation in this land. Let God open the eyes of your perception. Let Him show you the new thing He is about to do. It may not come packaged in the way you thought. Yet He is speaking all the time.
The Hourglass of Time
June 23, 2011
For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.
Habakkuk 2:3 AMP
In the weeks between Passover and leading up to Pentecost there has been a indescribable quickening in our spirits at the Tent of David. As each week progressed, the watches have become more alive and filled with His Glory. Coupled with the understanding that at Pentecost, there is an opening of the heavens, we began to hold some teaching sessions after the Sunday watch on Seeing into the Heavenlies with Sadhu Sundar Selveredge. Two weeks ago as he was teaching on how true worship opens up the heavens there was a Glory that came into the meeting. At the end, when I was attempting to close the session, all I could do was lie face down on the carpet and cry out in worship. To my surprise, when I looked up, most of the Tent was doing the same. We could do nothing but prostrate ourselves before the King of Kings. During the week, we have had reports of people spending hours in the presence of God before starting their day. God is up to something!
Everywhere we read, there seems to be a momentum that is building. This Sunday we are having Bill Carruthers come to speak about the Revelation or Apocalypse (unveiling) of Jesus. Then this week an e-mail came from some friends in the US who are participating in a huge prayer gathering on July 1 at the battlefields of the Civil War to call out for an awakening in America. The hymn that they quoted was The Battle Hymn of the Republic. “Glory, Glory Hallelujah, His truth is marching on!” Last year, on July 1, Cathy and Priscilla from our worship team felt to go to the Tent to have a watch themselves. The song they spontaneously began to sing was the Battle Hymn of the Republic. The title of the e-mail sent from the US was Apocalypse of Glory. The unveiling of Jesus in His Glory as begun. July 1 is Canada Day. Let there be an unveiling of Jesus beginning in Ottawa!
On June 15 Dan & I were privileged to attend the convocation for our son at the University of Western Ontario to see him receive his PhD in Economics. After the ceremony we were putting in some time before the reception which was being held in the department, so we wandered into the book store. Jonathan wanted to pick up a memento of Western, so we were looking around at the items with the Western logo on them. Suddenly we spied in a glass case a beautiful hour glass and I just knew we had to get that for him. We brought it home for him to take at a later date, but there was something compelling about that hour glass. During the worship at the following Friday night watch there was a lot of Glory. I began to see that hour glass and felt the Spirit of the Lord declare that Now is the time! The sands of time have run out and the time is now for Canada!
Following the watch, we encouraged the people to tune in on line to a gathering that was happening in Alabama at Kent Mattox’s church. Dan & I began watching it on Saturday night and Kent got up to introduce Chuck Pierce. When he came up to the stage, he said “I just saw Jesus and He was holding an hour glass in His hand and saying Now is the time!!”
On the Father’s Day Sunday morning watch we had everyone hold that hour glass to declare that the time is now. The time is now for healing to flow over this land. The time is now for salvations to spring up from the ground. The time is now for an awakening in Canada! The time is now for an Apocalypse of Jesus!
For many years the Habakkuk 2 scripture above has been foundational for Dan and me. We received this scripture in the year 2000 before our first trip to the Hebrides Islands, the place of the 1948/49 awakening. Since then and recently the word “Time” has been used over and over again prophetically. There is an appointed time. But God is saying that although He has tarried, there is now no more delay. It has been delay with a purpose. Are you hungry? Are you desperate for the apocalypse of Jesus in a way that this nation has never seen Him before? If you are, He’s coming! He’s at the door. The sands of time in the hourglass have almost run out. And we say, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
The Time Gate
May 23, 2011
Have you ever felt like you have so much to say that you don’t know where to begin? This is what I feel today. I just got back from speaking at a conference in Halifax and the significance of what God said and did out there is still reverberating. My connection with Halifax began last year on April 19 when I was staying in a hotel on the harbour and the Lord wakened me in the night and said “Release the warrior spirit!” When I looked at the clock, it was 3:11. At the same time, our friends who had been ministering in Israel e-mailed us that they had been on the Isle of Arran in Scotland releasing the warrior spirit! Here I was in “New Scotland” doing the same thing as someone in Scotland. Since then, 3:11 has become a major prophetic theme out of the Tent of David and if you look back on our website to previous newsletters you can read all about that. The other theme was “Shatter”. The Lord spoke this word to us one Sunday morning at the Tent and then the week following we discovered that Chuck Pierce had prophesied that we were to pay attention to where glass shattered because it would be significant. Following this, we experienced glass shattering at very significant times and places. The biggest one was when my husband was in Israel last November and on 3:11 in the Biblical calendar they took 12 harps and released the sound of the harp out of the 12 gates of Jerusalem and pulled the nations of the world through the “right time” gate into a global awakening. As Dan was coming back from his assignment there, a car suddenly drove past him in the parking lot and suddenly the whole back window of the car shattered in a thousand pieces before his eyes.
Then on March 11 this year (3/11) imagine our shock when the Japan earthquake and tsunami tore through that nation! The papers the next day had a huge headline, Japan Shattered.
My connection with Halifax continued as Dan & I went to Israel for a 40th anniversary trip. One of the things that someone from the Tent told us we needed to do when we were up at Nimrod’s castle in the North looking at the Syrian border was to take a whistle and blow the whistle on the enemy. So we took a whistle and on April 15 did just that. We had just come from a profound encounter at the Crossing the day before. This is the place where the Israelites crossed over with Joshua, where Jesus was baptised by John and where Elijah threw off his mantle to Elisha. When Dan & I got to that place, we were not sure if it would be open because it is a place that had been barricaded off by the IDF with large fences topped with barbed wire. When we got there, we discovered the gate open and so we drove down to the spot. We were not prepared for the sense of awe that we experienced in that place. We could hardly move. It was total Glory. There are times when you step into a place where Location and Time come together. This was what happened. We knew that we had crossed over. The fact that it was our 40th anniversary year and God ordained that we be at that place right then was so significant to us. That evening we joined our friends from the US and drove up to the Golan Heights to Nimrod’s Castle to do some prophetic surges in the Spirit from that place. The sense of Glory there was also palpable. I just burst into song from those heights singing Steve Swanson’s “Great and Marvellous are Your works, O Lord Almighty!”. Then, when we left the place when Dan & I were in the car we blew the whistle! Little did we know that in a place called Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rosetta Florence was blowing a whistle on that very day at a conference there with our friends Lynn and Earl Wambolt. The whistle was from Signal Hill in Newfoundland. If any of you know Rosetta, she is a powerful prophet who originates from Scotland.
By now, something was stirring in my spirit about Halifax. Lynn and I had talked about me coming to do a Gates Conference there for a few months but the timing seemed to be hard to nail down. Then, one day we had a big wind storm here in our area and one of the glass panels on our deck blew out. I was out that morning looking down on all this shattered glass on the ground and came into the house with the phone ringing. It was Lynn asking me how soon I could come to Halifax. We felt that it had to be right away so we booked the long weekend in May. Because the conference was about Gates, the first couple of sessions were about Location Gates. What did it mean to be on the Eastern Gate of the nation? We talked about how the Eastern tribes announce the new thing. They also understand Time. After the first session I was absolutely stunned to discover that the name of the church we were in was called Gateway Church! Lynn had said previously that this church opening up was a miracle because she had been denied any kind of association with them by the pastor. Recently the leadership had changed in that church and suddenly the Gateway Church had opened up to them!
The final session was about the Time Gate. I told them the story about Halifax and me and how I felt that we were on the precipice of a huge time gate where when time and location come together, we are catapulted into a new dimension. I talked about the word, “Shatter” and how it is very significant. The final evening we made a beautiful Glory gate out of Glory fabric and the posts of the gate were two young people holding it up. We also brought an old Jerusalem gate key and gave it to Earl and Lynn. They then declared the gate open! The first group that went through were the worship team because worship had to lead the way. Then one by one people went through the gate opening everything you can imagine! It was absolutely incredible. Prior to setting up the gate a member of the Gateway Church came up and asked if she could say something. She held in her hand a wrinkled red flag. This flag was the El Gibbor flag that the Watchmen had taken across the nation and gifted to representative churches in selected cities. El Gibbor stands for Mighty God. The scripture on the flag was Psalm 24: Lift up your heads O ye Gates...Who is this King of Glory? the Lord mighty in battle. She said that this flag was given to the church those years ago and had been left in a box somewhere. She prayed and asked the Lord to show her where it was and in the bottom of the box the Lord led her to, was this crumpled up flag. It was as though the Lord was establishing the gate. We put that flag on top of the Glory Gate and people came through under that declaration. Everyone was represented there. All the generations, a historian, a university teacher, young people, a worship leader who goes to the university to hold outreaches. It went on and on. We knew we had done something very significant to prepare the way for Halifax to enter into a gigantic explosion of God’s power.
That evening after the meeting, we were still overwhelmed with what God had just done. Our conversation went to the Halifax explosion that had happened in 1917 where a munitions ship blew up in the harbour and flattened most of downtown Halifax. There was so much shattered glass flying around that many many people were blinded if they were not killed. The next morning, Lynn presented me with a gift. She went out and bought the book about this explosion and the title of it was “Shattered City”. We were stunned. There is such a sense that whatever God is about to do in Halifax that it is going to come an explosion of power. El Gibbor is about to show up and come through the time gate.
I returned home to the Tent for the Sunday morning service and we walked through the gate there as well in alignment with what had been done in Halifax. On our property we have a beautiful almond bush and right now it is in full bloom. Jeremiah saw and almond tree and God said “You have seen well, Jeremiah, for I am watching over my word to perform it”. At the Tent we scattered the petals of the almond tree on the ground and we walked through the gate into his promised word. It was very good.
If you know anything about Dan and I you know that we have made several trips to Scotland to the Hebrides Islands, the place of an awakening in 1948, the year of Israel’s birth. Now I was in New Scotland declaring the new thing coming. God is about to move in an explosion of power. When I think about it now, the song I sang on top of the Golan Heights was to the Lord God Almighty, El Gibbor. Incredible. With all that is within me, I know we are at the Time Gate. We will be catapulted through into something we can’t even describe. In the story of the explosion of Halifax, people just woke up to an entirely new reality.
Recently there were a number of tornadoes that tore through the southern part of the United States. Those tornadoes started in a place called Edom, Texas. Isaiah 63 says “Who is this who comes from Edom with his garments stained with Blood. Who is this so splendidly robed marching in the greatness of His might? It is I, announcing vindication, MIGHTY TO SAVE.
He’s coming! El Gibbor is marching and a wave of power and salvation will suddenly be upon us!!
3:11 and the China Plate
March 13, 2011
Son of man, the Israelites are saying, "The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future." Therefore say to them, "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD." Ezekiel 12: 27, 28
A few weeks ago, I attended a conference in Edmonton organized by my dear friend, Rosetta Florence. At some point during the worship I felt compelled to lie prostrate on my face before the Lord. As I did this, as clear as anything, I saw the word Ezekiel pass before my eyes in bold black and white. I had no clue what it meant, but over time through various means the Lord has made known the scripture above found in Ezekiel. At the Tent of David, we have been living this. A week or so ago we published a newsletter called "No more delay". This is the season we are in right now. As we have been on a journey of discovery in the prophetic, we have been finding that as we press more and more into Him that the words that we hear from God are happening in an accelerated fashion.
If you have been following our prophetic words that we publish every New Years, you will remember that the word for 2011 started with the heading 3:11. We talked about 3:11 being very significant for this year. Some of what we said was this:
3:11 has become very significant. This last November, Dan attended a prophetic harp school in Jerusalem and as part of the course, Michael Moon had planned to have all 12 harpists go to the 12 gates of Jerusalem and release the sound of the harp into the atmosphere and out of the 12 gates. The interesting thing was that they were only able to man 11 gates then, they all moved to the 12th Gate, the Eastern Gate. 11 moving to 12. We also discovered that they were at those gates on 3:11 in the Biblical calendar. So at precisely 11 o'clock on 3:11, they released the sounds of the harps and pulled the nations of the world through the time gate into what we believe to be the beginning of a world-wide awakening.... Also watch for 3:11's to pop up that will be significant.
The second word we had was around the word Shatter. There was a prophetic word to watch carefully where glass is shattering because it would be a pointer to something significant happening. And since then we have been experiencing glass shattering all over the place. The most recent thing was when a friend of ours, Ruth Cullen e-mailed us to tell us of her very unusual happening in her home around glass shattering. She had opened up her china cabinet to retrieve a glass and noticed something very interesting. She had inherited 6 china plates from her parent's wedding set and had carefully stacked them one on top of the other in this out of the way cabinet. When she looked at them the top plate was cut into two pieces (one shaped like a C) and the C portion was lying on top of the rest of the plate. Impossible in the natural. Knowing that we had been talking about glass shattering, she brought it to the Tent last Friday, to share the experience with us and to leave it as a gift for us. Immediately we thought of the significance to Ruth who had just come back from a high profile trip to China with some politicians. The resistance over China was shattering.
Then this 3:11 happened and we realized that when God speaks prophetically it can have several layers. Imagine our shock when the huge earthquake and tsunami wave struck Japan on 3:11! Then yesterday I opened up the Ottawa Citizen and the headlines screamed, Japan Shattered. As I was thinking about this, my mind went to Ruth's China Plate and realized that the broken pieces of plate one lying on top of the other is a perfect picture of the tectonic plates that ruptured near China.
Then this morning in worship the Lord began to reveal to me what we were to do with this. Another portion of the word we got on New Years was about one of the principalities that sits over that portion of the world. This is what we said:
Today, we were watching a short Chuck Pierce clip and there was a lady that had been in China that was given a boxed gift of the 5 gods of Mammon in the Chinese culture. When she went to the Post Office to pick it up, the glass in the box had completely shattered!! Mammon is the principality over finances.... Just as the glass was shattered over the gods of Mammon, so the way has been made to go in to possess in the area of finances. Joseph was the 11th son. This is a Joseph year.
This is what we are to do. The kingdoms are clashing right now over Japan and the Far East. The time has come while the enemy is in disarray to go in and possess. We must occupy! Today we released Japan into her destiny in the world. We pulled her through the right time gate to the awakening that God has prepared for her. This whole thing is centred around power right now. Will the nuclear power plants blow up? Will they have enough power? We release the power of God into Japan right now and displace the enemy! We occupy! Not only that, we take back all that Mammon has been holding up for the kingdom of God! We pull it through the Gate!! The time is NOW to take advantage in the Spirit realm.
These are stunning days. We encourage you to take note of the 11th day of every month this year. Something is happening that is speaking loud and clear if we have ears to hear. Also be on the lookout on June 13. That is the second 3:11 in the Biblical Calendar. We are in a season of seeking out the deeper mysteries of God. He encourages us to do this.
Dan had an interesting experience this week, the day before the earthquake. He was sitting working at his desk in his office with his watch lying on the table in front of him. All of a sudden the watch began to vibrate strongly all on its own. Nothing else was moving on the desk. The message from heaven is "Time's up!" There is no more delay. What God speaks in these days He is bringing to pass quickly! When we see kingdoms clashing, we must go in and possess. It's 3:11. Watch for the shattering! He's coming in power.
No More Delay
February 28, 2011
'Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it; "There will be no more delay"...Then they said to me, "You must prophesy again about many peoples, and nations and languages and kings". Rev. 10: 6..11
Recently Dan and I had the privilege of going on a Caribbean cruise/conference with Paul Keith Davis, Randy Demain, Steve Swanson and Joanne McFatter. If sailing on the beautiful Caribbean Sea wasn't enough, I have discovered more and more that God is speaking all the time in all kinds of ways. We started out this year knowing that the number 111 was significant. It seemed that everywhere we went the number 11 was popping up. The cruise was no different. When we got there, we discovered that there were 111 of us in this conference! Then, when they seated us at our table for dinner, the one next to us was 111 and we were at 112!
For some time now I have seen the clock ticking and the hands moving from 11 to 12 with a click, and locking into place at 12, the number of divine government. There is a strong sense that God is bringing us to the fullness of time. Last night, the movie, the King's Speech won at the Oscars. I am told that this movie begins with the Queen saying "Tick Tock!" This has been a recurring theme at the Tent since New Years. Tick Tock.
Then, at I think the very first meeting, Steve began to sing a song called "No more delay" that he had written recently. As he and Joanne began to sing this, I suddenly began to see the words "No more delay" in a banner like when an airplane pulls a message behind it. These words came flying to me, passed through my right ear, across my brain and out my left ear. As I thought on this, I felt that God wanted to burn in my brain that all the things that we had been pressing in for all these years had come to the fullness of time and that now was the time of no more delay.
11 years ago when God sent us to the Hebrides Islands in Scotland to look at first hand a place that had a genuine awakening, He sent us with a scripture. That scripture was Habakkuk 2:3: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come, it will not tarry. The meaning of "tarry" here means "delay with a purpose". This summer when I was swimming in our pool, the Lord asked me a question. He said "How long ago was it that you got that word about going to the Hebrides?" As I began to think, I realized that it was 11 years ago on 11/11! We have become so convinced that we are moving into a fullness of time season where the words and dreams that God has put into our hearts are coming forth with no more delay!
What does an awakening look like? The only thing that we know is that God comes in such a tangible way that He leaves even His imprint on the land. People cannot escape the sense of His presence. If you visit the Isle of Lewis where the Awakening happened, you can see a visible golden glow still present on the land. The weekend before we left on the cruise, I was in Edmonton at Rosetta and Alex Florence's prophetic conference. At that conference there was a sense that something was being shifted over the nation of Canada and we were about to enter into something like what God wanted to do in the Lakeland outpouring only so much bigger and more widespread across our nation. Dale Mast, the prophet who was there declared that God was not giving us just a set of keys, but a master key to open up any door. Then when we were on the cruise, during worship Steve began to see that God was giving us all access cards (like you get on a ship) that gives you access to anything that God had available. This is Kingdom talk!
It is so amazing that God is putting in the hearts of so many an overwhelming excitement that God is about to do something so very huge that our minds cannot even conceive it. We are entering into an Isaiah 60 season right now. Sure, there is deep darkness in the world at the moment, but that is the very time that God shows up and shines upon us! It makes no sense in the natural, but we are in a fullness of time moment right now and it is very good!
This weekend at the Tent we continued what we began on New Years, to speak forth our God destinies. When I was in Edmonton, Dale Mast said something very profound. He said, "If you can't say it, you can't have it". It is very important to articulate what God has put in your heart as His dream for you. We have been doing this over the course of the past couple of months and people are getting more and more bold to speak forth what God has given them. There is something very powerful in declaring God sized dreams over your own life. It awakens your spirit.
Arise and shine! We have come to a point of No more delay. God is coming to Canada. He will visit the remnant first who have kept their lamps burning; He will harvest the harvesters and then He will come as a great light to a people who sit in darkness. Tick tock. Can you see the fullness of time as it comes to this nation? We can.
It's at the Door!
December 11, 2010
I love the way the Kingdom of God is so contrary to the mind of man. In today's world, there is so much to be discouraged about. When we look at the world's condition, the circumstances surrounding us sometimes and even the apathy concerning the things of God in our own nation, we could begin to wonder if the church is making any headway at all. But somehow, as the weeks have progressed at the Tent of David, there has been a growing anticipation and expectancy in the air. It's absolutely supernatural. We know that God is about to do something HUGE. So many have had divine encounters in the last while which speak of God about to break out.
The other day was such a day for me. It was a day in Ottawa when we had a huge downpour of rain. It seemed the rain would never stop. As I was leaving the house I noticed that the floor in our little adjoining shed at the back door was wet with water. I called Dan to have a look at it and we discovered that we had a leak in the roof, leaving this wet puddle in the middle of the shed. This has never happened before. Then I went to the Tent, as is my custom in the mornings. I go there to light the menorah to welcome the Holy Spirit into our day and to command the favour of God on those we pray for. When I opened the door into the vestibule of the Tent I immediately saw a huge pile of water all over the floor. The roof was leaking there and even more than at our house!
As I went through the entry doors into the Tent, the seeming coincidence of the water at the front of both of these buildings struck me. I began to ask the Lord as I lit the menorah, "What does this mean?" Then as I sat there in God's presence I heard His voice say, "It's at the door!". The flood of God's presence is at the door. That reality hit my spirit so hard that morning. Just when you thought that God was in a long delay pattern, suddenly He shows up! He comes! He wants the friends of the Bridegroom to know that their waiting has not been in vain. He's at the door!
That same week Karen had an encounter with God where His presence came in so strong that it sucked the air out of the room. It seemed as though there was no breath in her. Friends, that is what is at the door. For those who look for Him, He will appear. Make no mistake. When He delays, it is delay with a purpose. He wants to see if we have kept our lamps full of oil. Are we in anticipation mode, or have we grown weary in the waiting? It's at the door. Rouse yourself! Just when you thought everything was going on as usual, He comes suddenly with a flood.