Prepared for A Miracle

“And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” Joshua 3:5


I am convinced by the Spirit of God that God desires to take you in 2017 where you have not been before. I hear the Spirit say that it’s your time possess the land. Holy Spirit is about to move in might and power. He is about to wow both you and your adversary.

But this is not for everyone; it’s for those that are willing to pay a price.

Just as Joshua and the people of Israel were about to carry the ‘ark of the covenant’ across the Jordan, God desires that you carry this same glory.

He desires that His church carry His presence in power but you must first sanctify yourselves.

To sanctify means to separate, to set apart, to mark the holy from the unholy. God is calling for you to separate yourselves in 2017 from some things that have kept you back in 2016. There are some things that you cannot take into 2017. There are some things that just can’t go into the Promised Land.

He is calling you to understand that you have been marked for a purpose and those that are willing to consecrate themselves in 2017 will experience a greater level of glory and anointing than anything they have imagined to this point.

As Joshua stated…Get ready to expect a miracle! God is about to move, but you must first sanctify yourselves.

So as you begin to embark into this New Year-this new season. Take the time and seek God.

Listen to Him speak to you. Sanctify yourself! Prepare yourself because you’re about to get a miracle.


The Reward of God


After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. (‭Genesis‬ ‭15‬:‭1)

If the reward for seeking God was a million dollars and a Bentley-I could venture to guess the world would knock themselves over to get to God. 

However the reward for seeking God is not things or physical blessing. It is not even healing or answer to prayer.  

The reward for seeking after God is Jehovah Himself! 

The LORD declared to Abraham -I AM your exceeding great reward! 

Stop seeking God's hand and start seeking His face.  

He is not just your provider He is your provision! He is not just healer-He is healing! He is not just savior-He is salvation! 

In the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy! 

When you learn to seek Him, you will find that the reward for seeking God is more of God. 

When you get to that place of seeking Him and being satisfied only with God and God alone- It's there that you find yourself abiding in Him and He in you. It's when that happens as Jesus said "When we abide in Him and He in us"-it's then and only then that he promised we could asked anything in His name He would do it. 

Quit seeking an anointing and start seeking the Anointer! Quit seeking miracles and start seeking the miracle worker- Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God- The King of Glory! 

I'm not satisfied with stories and testimonies  of what God has done, I am only satisfied with the God of those testimonies.  

Abraham was blessed because He sought God and God became His reward! 

#reward #seekJesus #Godisallyouneed #revivallifestyle #revivalfire


The Coming Awakening


The Coming Awakening

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. (Isaiah 60:2-3 KJV)

While I am grieved at the recent decision to legislate perversion and homosexual marriage, I rest assured that God will have the final word.

The Lord spoke to me not long ago when He declared "I will not be outmatched.."

We are on the brink of a third great awakening in this nation. This coming awakening is going to prophetically shake this nation and it will radically alter the culture of society. 

In order for light to shine the brightest there must be darkness.

The remnant church now has a choice. 

They can wallow in misery and bemoan the recent Supreme Court ruling or they can occupy the Kingdom with power. 

We can lie down or we can rise up infused and infected with Holy Ghost power and impose the Kingdom of Christ. 

Understand that this ruling has set some things in motion spiritually. 

This is how the wheat and the chaff will be identified.

Who will stand boldly and who will cower in a corner. 

Often the greatest moves of God were birthed in the delivery room of persecution. 

While the world your bible declares will be cloaked in darkness and deep darkness the people. The Lord Himself is about to arise upon His church and His glory shall be seem upon thee. 

The tangible manifest presence of God shall soon rest upon the remnant  fire baptized church and the glory of The Lord shall be seen upon his church in power. 

There is a revival coming the likes of which shall make the book of acts look like a Sunday school picnic at the local Presbyterian church. 

There is about to be a move of God that will cause this nation to take notice. Creative miracles and signs and wonders shall follow this church. There will be deliverance at an untold level from demon power. 

The very gates of hell shall not prevail against this outpouring. 

This awakening will completely rattle the darkness and multitudes will surrender in repentance. 

As the prophet Isaiah declares "that the Gentiles shall come to thy light and Kings to the brightness of thy rising." This move of God will usher in even those who previously had no covenant relationship or knowledge of God and it will also rock those in positions of authority. 

Jesus is not coming back for a church with less than what He left. 

#revivalfire #startafire #imposetheKingdom #wewin

Don't Count Me Out

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Gen 1:1-2


It was here in the darkness and chaos that ensued the Spirit of God literally moved upon the face of the darkness. It was here in the chaos of a fallen world after creation that it seemed bleakness would prevail. But here in the midst of the darkness the Spirit of God began to move. Something began to happen….

The darkness of your life, your need, your situation is about to be moved upon by the Spirit of God! God is about to move in your situation.

It may be bleak right now.

The doctors may have looked at you and said you have to die and cannot live.

 Perhaps your spouse has walked out on you.

Maybe your children have walked away from God.

Perhaps it’s financial.

 It might even be discouragement and confusion flashing through your mind.

But whatever it is-

It’s about to meet with a God with which it cannot contend!

The Spirit of God is about to move in your situation.

The actual Hebrew word translated ‘moved’ in this scripture is more accurately translated ‘brooded’ or ‘hovered’. Much in the same sense that a mother eagle broods over her eggs to bring life, it was here in the midst of cataclysmic darkness that the Spirit of God began to brood over the face of the deep.

Like an eagle, the Holy Spirit began to hover over creation and bring life. When an eagle broods over her eggs she completely sets herself down on top of them, she envelopes them completely in order to incubate those eggs until they are ready to burst forth with life.

 I hear God saying in your situation; “Life is about to burst forth!”

Can you hear it as faith begins to rise in your heart?

I don’t know what kind of darkness and disaster you may be faced with but the Spirit of God is about to begin to brood over you.

 He is about to set down over your family, your health, your mind, your children, your finances.

He is about to cover you with His wings and begin to incubate you until your miracle is ready to be birthed.

Your miracle is on the way! I know it may look dark. It may seem impossible- But not with God, for with God all things are possible.

The bleakness and chaos of your circumstances is just the incubation chamber for that which the Spirit of God will birth your miracle from!





Remnant Arise


But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭4-5‬ KJV)

Everywhere we turn it seems that we are being assailed on all sides. Godlessness, perversion, sickness, death and disease are encroaching from all angles. 

What used to be right is now wrong. What was once considered perverse  is now an alternative lifestyle. Men have become lovers of themselves as they worship at the altar of selfish desire. 

It was just this past Christmas season  that Hasboro reported sales of Ouija boards to be up 300%. Islam is spreading like cancer and secular humanism is rising like flood waters. 

If those things were not enough-like dominos,pulpits all across America seem to be falling for a powerless message of compromise. One after the other, so called mega church Pastors are coming out of the closet and espousing doctrines of Devils in an attempt to manipulate doctor big bucks sitting on the front row. 

As the church goes so goes the nation-As the pulpit goes so goes the pew. 

There however is still hope! 

God is speaking prophetically now- That even though darkness is covering the earth and gross darkness the people, the glory of the Lord is about to be poured out on the earth in a mighty awakening. 

The hot will get hotter and the cold will get colder but it is Harvest time!

It may appear that Jezebel's prophets are numerous in the land-BUT GOD still has a remnant who have not bowed the knee to Baal! 

It's time to cry loud and spare not. It's time to square our shoulders, point our finger under the nose of the devil and declare "Thus saith the Lord" 

Power From Another World

“I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost; Christianity without Christ; forgiveness without repentance; salvation without regeneration; politics without God; and Heaven without Hell.”  William Booth


Society stumbles struggling for a solution to ease its pain. With every stick of a drug addicts needle, with every trick turned by a prostitute, with every callous act of anger, with every slap of an abusive husband, with every extra dollar earned to purchase happiness. Society searches for a solution to calm its screaming conscience. Yet a permanent fix evades them.

Meanwhile the Church has been rocked to sleep in the lap of Delilah. For too long they have believed the liberal theologians that claim the God of the Bible has long ago retired himself with the death of the last Apostle. For too long have Christians lived with sickness racking their bodies, and addictions plaguing their lives. Supposedly 'born again' believers are flooding the divorce courts rending families in two.

Where is this God of the Bible you ask? Where have Paul's handkerchiefs and aprons gone.. Where has Peter's shadow gone.. Where have the 3,000 conversions in one day gone.. Where has holiness in the church gone..

In the midst of these dark times I have news for you my friend;  God still has a remnant of people. God has a people who long for a return to Pentecostal Power in the church. They long for the presence of the Holy Spirit in their Church services once again. Their heart cries out for a intimate relationship with their Redeemer.

What the Church needs is not ecumenical reform, its not another program or another seeker friendly function. What the Church needs is an old fashioned down pour of Holy Ghost power. What they need is the power of the Holy Ghost to baptize them in fire.

Jesus declared in  Acts 1:8 "And ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me.."

He said they would receive 'Power' after that the Holy Ghost has come upon them.. I'm not talking about some little just getting by power. I'm not talking about some little goose bump experience. I'm talking about 'POWER' that will wreck your life, wreck your city, wreck your home and wreck your world.

Power over devils.. Power over depravity.. Power over diseases..

I'm talking about a blind eye opening power. Wheel chair emptying power... Miracle working power.  I'm talking about power to live in holiness.. I'm talking about the Holy Ghost of God coming to dwell and take up residence inside you. I'm talking about the same God who walked on the water.. The same Jesus who set the Gadarene free.. The same God who spoke to the waters and said come this far and no farther. The same God who raised Lazarus from the dead. This same God who parted the Red Sea wants to make us His habitation through His Spirit living and dwelling in us.

Jesus said His disciples would receive power to be His witnesses. The Greek word for witnesses in this place of scripture is the word 'Martus'. This is the same word we get the English word martyr from.

Jesus declares the disciples would receive power to be witnesses. This word 'witnesses' means 'One who is a spectator of something' That word means to give evidence of the resurrection of Jesus.

What Jesus told them was that they would receive power to give 'evidence' of His resurrection. I'm talking about resurrection power! That same Spirit that raised up Christ from the dead wants to dwell in you.

God has ordained the fire baptized church of Jesus Christ to be the answer for a destitute world. I have come today to announce to the world that I have the cure to what ails America! Announcing that there is healing for your body... There is deliverance from the snare of drug addiction.. There is a cure for the ravaging disease of AIDS... There is a cure for cancer, And that cure is the power of the Holy Ghost!

God designed His church to be the hospital for a dying world. It's time to stop outsourcing what Jesus commanded us to cast out, what Jesus commanded us to heal.

God longs for His church to cry out for a fresh outpouring of this Holy Ghost power. He longs for a people who will take this power into their workplaces, into the hospitals, into the markets, into the devils back yard and announce with Resurrection Power... JESUS LIVES!!

This experience with God called the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is intended for all believers. God wants to set you on fire for Him..

Right now where ever you are, throw up your hands and declare.."Father..In the Name of Jesus Christ baptize me fresh with the Holy Ghost. Fill me with your mighty Spirit and set me on fire. Saturate me with power to give evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Make me a firebrand of revival!!"



The Power of His Presence


The Power of His Presence


V.1-2 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

V.10-11Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. (‭Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭1-2, 10-11‬ KJV)

The Psalmist here declares in the first verse; 'God is' those two words by itself are enough to just start shouting. I'm not sure what your going through today or what you may be in need of, but whatever it is; we serve a God that 'IS'. 

He is not the I was; HE IS! 

The Lord revealed Himself to Moses and said 'I AM'. Jesus announced to the Pharisees and declared 'Before Abraham was I AM'. 

The Psalmist is here declaring in verse 1 that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." 

I know most just read right over those words, but I want to direct your attention to the word 'very' in this text. It comes from the word meʾōḏ in Hebrew. 

It literally means 'exceedingly powerful'. 

So now let's take another look at the text. As we now look at the scripture; why is God our refuge and strength? It is simply because the Prophet understands that God is present! 

God IS! The scripture is actually declaring that God is exceedingly powerfully present in our midst!

It is because we grasp the revelation that God is present in our midst, in our time of trouble that He only then becomes our  refuge and our strength.

He is our refuge and strength, because He is powerfully exceedingly present in our midst!

That is why the next verse shouts-'Therefore will not we fear though the earth be removed'. Why not?

Because Jehovah Himself is exceedingly powerfully present in our midst!! 

That is why in verse 10 the Holy Spirit declares to us; "Be still and know that I am God"

In the midst of our trials, in the midst of our midnight we have no reason to fear, no reason to doubt, no reason to worry; because the Lord Jesus is both powerfully and exceedingly present in our midst! 

When Jesus is present nothing can stand against us! Cancer flees in His presence, poverty flees in His presence, bondage is snapped in His presence, Demons tremble and flee in His presence! Dead things are resurrected in His presence! 

Understand now that whatever you are going through, whatever your circumstance; God is present! 

We are moving into a prophetic season in 2015. A season of rest, a season of the overwhelming presence  of God. We have now entered a season where dead things are going to be resurrected again because we are going to experience His exceedingly powerful presence! 

Walk today in the faith and revelation of His power and presence in your life in the name of Jesus Christ! 




Pulling Down Strongholds

 [The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ AMP)

In modern warfare; long before the ground forces storm the beachhead of the enemy, something takes place known as battlefield preparation. During the process of 'preparation' the area targeted for assault is thoroughly pounded through systematic aerial and artillery bombardment. 

This assault from the sky helps to ensure that any physical strongholds, entrenchments and defenses are either destroyed or sufficiently weakened prior to the arrival of the ground forces.  Without such sufficient bombardment any ground invasion would either be doomed or suffer much unnecessary casualties. 

We have to understand that we are engaged in a similar war. A war that is being waged constantly in the spiritual realm all around us. This war is intense and the casualties are mounting all around. 

We are facing a battle in which the armies of hell have been entrenched for both centuries and thousands of years. 

You must know that the enemy of your soul will not relent his stranglehold on your life, your family or your city just because you attended some 2 day conference on spiritual warfare somewhere or just because you asked nicely. 

We must become a church that understands the concept Paul speaks of when he wrote the above passage. 

It is the job of the blood bought and fire baptized church to inform the ruling strongholds and demonic principalities and powers that the day of their dominion is over. 

It is our job to enforce the victory of the cross. It is our job to prophesy to these powers over our cities, churches, and families that Jesus is Lord even over them. 

That no longer can they hold our families bondage, no longer can they hold the people in darkness, no longer will they have dominion; because Jesus Christ destroyed their dominion through the power of His cross. 

We are to declare through the power of prophetic intercession that the wickedness of the wicked shall come to an end and every tree not planted by the Father shall be uprooted!

We are to declare the supremacy of the blood of the cross of Christ and the dominion of the Son of God. We are to declare that the Kingdoms of this world are become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. 

This can only be done systematically and persistently through prayer and aerial bombardment of the heavenly realm. When this is consistently done through a unified body of believers through prayer and fasting. The very strongholds that once held entire cities, families, and churches in bondage will crumble.  

Are you serious about experiencing revival? 

Are you serious about seeing bars and abortion clinics close in your city?

Are you ready for war?  

How bad do you want revival?  

There is a move of God coming in which entire neighborhoods will repent and turn from their ways of sin! I see complete strongholds being dismantled and torn down.  I see a move coming in which rehab centers are emptied and bars shut down. 

Are you ready to wage this war! This kind of revival is only birthed through a trevailing womb of prayer and fasting.  

It's time to start prophesing to the principalities and declare the manifold victory of the cross it's time to declare the edict of God to them. 

Jesus said "this kind comes out but by prayer and fasting"

Becoming a Troublemaker

1 Kings 18:1

“And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying; Go shew thyself unto Ahab; and  I will send rain upon the earth.”

The scriptures record that Ahab and his wife Jezebel which ruled over Israel in these days did more to provoke the Lord to anger than all the kings previously. What a charge!

The wickedness of Ahab was so great in fact that he allowed his wife to murder and hunt down the prophets of God in a systematic attempt to wipe out the worship of Jehovah throughout the land. This demonically inspired tandem had established and spread the worship of Baal and Ashtoreth across Israel. Sexual perversion and the worship of demon power had replaced the worship of Jehovah.

God had finally had enough and smote the land with a grievous famine and drought where for 3 years it had not rained upon the land. It was then that the word of the Lord came to the prophet Elijah and declared ‘Go show thyself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the land’ God was finally about to have an old fashioned showdown with the powers of darkness. He said to Elijah that the time to hide from the enemies of God were .  This man of God was commanded to march into the midst of this demon possessed king and announce ‘Thus saith the Lord..’ 


“And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?” 1 Kings 18:17

Is this not like the world!  When the fire baptized Holy Ghost filled believer arrives on the scene often the world cries out that we are the ones who are troubling the world. What used to be perversion is now an acceptable lifestyle. What used to be wrong is now right. What used to be done in secret is now brazenly performed as a public spectacle. What used to be called sin is now called personal preference.  The world is busy running out of their closets and the church high tailing it into their closets. 

The time to hide is over! It’s time to be a trouble maker to the works of darkness! 

God is calling the remnant of His church who has not bowed the knee to Baal; the blood washed church of the Lord Jesus Christ who refuses to accept the works of darkness to arise with boldness and Holy Ghost power.

It’s time to confront the forces of wickedness and like Elijah; settle this once and for all. God is about to answer by fire and pour out His glory on the earth.

 The Lord spoke to me some time ago and declared to my spirit that “I will not be outmatched says the Lord”

When it seems that the dark can’t get any darker and satanic power seems to pervade society; God is about arise and His enemies will be scattered!

 This outpouring of the Holy Spirit is going to announce the dominion of the Son of God in one last move of glory before the return of The Lord Jesus Christ!

Signs, wonders, miracles and Holy Ghost power are here! Many will see the power of Jesus Christ and repent.  Just as the fame of Jesus spread through Syria and Galilee and throngs flocked to Him so shall His fame spread throughout the world in this last move of God and many will be saved.  How long will you halt between two opinions?

The Gates of Hell Shall not Prevail- A call to War


Matt 16:18-19 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”



What on earth would cause a man to steal an identification badge, arm himself with a shotgun and slip quietly into the Naval Yard and systematically mow down and slaughter his fellow man in cold blood? Why does a child gear himself up with weapons of war, enter a movie theatre and begin to shoot callously men, women and children? What would cause a woman to walk into a modern day planned parenthood facility and allow a butcher dressed in doctor’s garb to murder her unborn child? While in the same house of horrors where even 1 in 5 who visit profess to be born again? 

Why are so called Christians running to the divorce court at unprecedented levels, allowing the fabric of our homes to be destroyed? How is it that what used to be called perversion is now a lifestyle persuasion? Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the developed world in persons aged 15-49.  Heart disease, cancer, AIDS, and now Ebola continue to ravage the landscape of earth.

What on earth would make a woman sell her child and her own body for the fleeting pleasure of a momentary drug induced high?

 Our minds have become assailed and assaulted by all manner of evil thoughts and imaginations with images flashing and burning in our minds. 

The casualties are mounting all around and countless lives dangle in the clutches of despair.   

But I hear the word of God echoing in my mind... “For this reason was the Son of God manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” 1 John 3:8


We are engaged in a battle of epic proportion. We are locked in an eternal struggle with life and death hanging in the balance bearing consequences far more stark than even the blooded shores of Normandy or the sands of Iwo Jima.

You see, we are engaged in a battle of heavenly proportions. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Ephesians 6:10


It is time for the church to arise, full of the Holy Ghost and power and hit the beachhead of this battle.

Ready to announce to the devil; enough is enough!

A church that refuses to be refused and denies to be denied!

Enough stealing our joy, enough cancer, enough suicide, enough poverty!

No to drug addiction, and divorce!

Abortion must go!

Depression must go!

Perversion must go!

Devils, depravity and disease must go!


In Judges chapter 16 the word of God tells of Samson having driven back the Philistines into their boundaries enters into their stronghold of Azzah (Gaza).

This was the most powerful city and capital of the Philistines.  It was here that the remnants of the Anakim were said to have remained. A stronghold of demonic activity and worship.  Samson stormed into the center of this stronghold of the enemy and word of his arrival spread fast.  “Samson is come hither” they clamored.

The feared warrior of the LORD was in their midst. Fear and worry gripped the hearts of the enemies of God as they surely murmured amongst themselves what to do. This indeed was the Samson they had heard about and had even seen in action.

It was this Samson who the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon and he single handedly slaughtered 1000 of the most skilled warriors of the Philistine nation. Surely the news of this man anointed of God in the center of their most revered stronghold; a city dedicated to the worship of the most foul devils brought fear to the core of the inhabitants. 

Judges 16:2 declares that the Philistines laid in wait, fearful and quiet and timid as a mouse so as to not awaken this mighty man of God. They ordered the city gates shuttered and locked so as to lock him inside until day light when they poorly assumed they may have an advantage.

But Samson slept till midnight. (Ver.3) He had been told that his presence in Gaza was known. How little fear he felt, appears from the fact that he slept till midnight. Then he arose, went calmly to the gate, and (as it was closed and barred) lifted out its posts, placed the doors on his shoulders, and tranquilly proceeded on his way home.  On this occasion however, the mighty act which he played off on the inhabitants of Gaza, was also the worst humiliation which he could inflict upon them.

The gates of a place symbolized its civic and national strength, inasmuch as they represented ingress into it. Samson enacted literally, as it were, the promise made to Abraham: “Thy seed shall possess the gate of its enemies” (Gen. 22:17)

(Gen 24:60) “May thy seed possess the gate of those who hate it!” indicates the popular diffusion of the idea that to take possession of an enemy’s gate is to obtain a complete victory over him. It was custom in the East that victorious Princes and armies would literally carry away the gates of conquered cities.

Here Samson exhibits total defeat to the stronghold of the enemies of Israel when he carries the esteemed gate of their city almost 20 miles to the top of the hill before Hebron. Israel’s triumph and the Philistines’ ignominy were both most plainly expressed when the gate of Gaza was lying before Hebron; for it was found appropriate to carry the gates of the chief city of the enemy to the chief city of the conqueror!


In the old testament the region known as Bashan was located east of the Jordan River. Specifically, it refers to the upper Transjordan east and northeast of the Sea of Galilee, extending north to and including Mount Hermon. Before Israel conquered it, Bashan was an Amorite stronghold ruled by two kings, Sihon and Og, both of whom descended from the giant clans known as the Rephaim and Anakim.

Its two capital cities were Ashtaroth and Edrei (see Num 21:33; Deut 1:4; 3:10; Josh 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31). The name “Ashtaroth” is the plural form of “Ashtoreth,” a Canaanite goddess more commonly known as Astarte. Israelite idol worship frequently involved “the Baals and Ashtaroth,” which were sexual fertility cults. These gods were actually demons which were worshiped through the carved images that they represented. 

Bashan also has a more sinister reputation in the ancient Canaanite world. Ashtaroth and Edrei its two capital cities were known as the abode of the god Molech. This foul demonic idol was associated with child sacrifice listed in (Lev 18:21, 20:1-5). The cities of Ashtaroth and Edrei (and, more broadly, all of Bashan) came to be associated with the broader Underworld population of deified ancestors and ancient warrior-kings, such as the Rephaim.  The demonized population of the Canaanites literally believed Bashan to be the gateway of the underworld-the dwelling place of the dead.  In other words, this area was known to the local population as the literal gate and entranceway to hell itself. The Israelites considered all of Bashan to be the domain of these demonically inspired gods. It was also at Mt Hermon in Bashan that the fallen angels descended to before they carried out their abominable acts in Gen 6. Thus this area of Bashan and Mt. Hermon had sinister reputations.

After Israel subdued Bashan and the Amorities; the people in the region continued to associate this area with the worship of fallen angels. It was here that the wicked Jeroboam King of Israel set up a cult center in the city of Dan near the foot of Mt. Hermon. In 734 BC the Assyrians destroyed the city and eventually the Hellenists (Greeks) replaced them and set up a new cult center. The location formerly known as Baal-Gad and Baal-Hermon was named Paneas and devoted to the greek god Pan. This half-man, half-goat god of fright which the word (“panic”) is derived.  This site featured cave grottoes and carved niches for the statues of these deities. It was here that worshipers would cast their sacrifices into the caves as offerings to Pan. This place was known as Banias.

Why is all of this important?  Because in Jesus’s day the area formerly known as Banias or Bashan had been renamed Caesarea-Philippi. 

It was here in Matthew 16 that Jesus stood with Peter and asked him “Whom do men say that I the Son of Man am?” It was with this backdrop that Peter replied “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God” And then Jesus declares to Peter “upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not withstand it”.

It was here that the King of Glory stood; He and His disciples literally standing at the specific place known in ancient times as the gates of hades/ the underworld. This thundering announcement was not just some trivial doctrinal declaration but a declaration of war upon the kingdom of Satan!

Pointing to this mountain known as the literal gates of hell; he announces that it would be here that he would build His church and it would be here that he would conquer the forces of darkness associated with the Underworld.  In Paul’s words, Christ “disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them” (Col 2:15) and “ascended on high, leading a host of captives, and gave gifts to men” (Eph 4:8). In this latter passage, Paul quotes Ps 68:18, which makes it especially powerful because the mountain God ascends and conquers is none other than Mount Bashan (Psa 68:15).

It was here that Gen 3:15 was fulfilled , where Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God crushed the head of Satan.   

It was this victory, this crushing defeat that Paul wrote about in Col 2:15 when he declares “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

Understand this my friend; Jesus Christ stood in the literal midst of the demonic stronghold of His day and declared war on Satan. He then followed it up by completely dismantling and destroying the kingdom of darkness through the power of the cross. He descended into the literal bowels of hell and disarmed and spoiled Satan and his principalities. Our Lord and King Jesus Christ arose on the third day with all power over death, hell and the grave!!

Its time that the church finally gets the message! Jesus wears the victors crown! He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Its time to get to work and plunder the kingdom of darkness and announce to the demonic hordes of hell that enough is enough! The name of Jesus Christ rebukes you!

We do not serve a losing King. No matter what society may look like, no mater what popular culture may tell you, no matter what the doctor may diagnose, no matter who's in the White House; Jesus is still the King!  Sickness is no match for His name, Sin is no match for Him, Satan is no match for our Lord.



Violence of Action

Matthew 11:12 “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force”


It is time to impose Christ’s Kingdom in the earth, not with sword or military might, but with the irresistible and irrefutable power of the Holy Ghost. It’s time for the church to quit sitting around waiting to be invited!

To do so would be to act as if this world belonged to Satan and his kingdom. It does not! This world belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ! He redeemed all humanity from the curse of the law and translated us from the dominion of Satan to the dominion of the Son of God.  Rev 11:15 “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ!”

God birthed his church to carry His glory. The fire baptized and Holy Ghost filled church of the Lord Jesus Christ is commanded to reach down and rescue a dying and depraved world. It is a church full of remnant  believers who have not bowed the knee to baal, but are full of the life and power of God.

What this nation needs is not political reform, it’s not economic reform, it’s not social reform! What this world needs, what our nation needs, what our city needs, what our church needs, what our homes need, is the power of the Holy Ghost! Power over sickness, power over sin, power over Satan! Power over demons, depravity and disease! 

The power of the resurrected Christ is world shaking! It is what empowered a group of 120 people to turn their known world upside down. It is what caused Peter to preach his first message and over 2000 people repented and bowed the knee the Jesus Christ. It is what anointed Peter’s shadow and Paul’s handkerchiefs. The early church didn’t need charisma magazine or a Hollywood themed mega ministry. They didn’t have playboy’s in the pulpit, they had prophets! They had the Power of the Holy Ghost and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

They didn’t have cappuccino machines in their churches, they had altars! They didn’t have secular humanism or a self-help gospel; they preached the cross and the delivering power of the blood of Jesus Christ!

We are living in the last days before the return of the Lord and God is not about to be outmatched! There is a revival coming and the likes of which have not been seen on this earth! God is going to pour out His power and glory on the earth one last time. Hospitals will be emptied, wheelchairs emptied, the dead raised and the captives set free!

God is pouring His glory out on His church now! He is not sending revival so that we can have some superficial goose bump experience and leave the house of God the same way we came in.

God wants to change us! He wants to infuse us with His presence!

Because where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty. This anointing is life changing! It will not leave you the same way you were when you came in contact with it. This anointing destroys yokes and removes burdens! It breaks the bands of wickedness!

We are commanded to take this anointing and the message of the Anointed One to the world!

1 John 3:8 “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil”  

It is the job of the church to carry the delivering power of Jesus Christ to hurting and helpless humanity. don’t have to be under the power of bondage any longer! Jesus saves, Jesus heals, and Jesus delivers. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!

This world does not belong to the devil. Jesus Christ defeated Him with the power of His cross. The devil is a squatter and must be thrown out. It's time to evict the devil from out lives, from our homes, from our churches, from our communities, and from our cities!

Isaiah 60:1,2  “Arise, shine: for thy light is com, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For behold the darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people: BUT the LORD shall arise upon thee and His glory shall be seen upon thee”

Are you ready for the tangible and manifest glory of God? It is His desire to pour Himself out upon you and baptize you in power. Let your prayer be "Come Holy Spirit and baptize me fresh in your presence. I need you! More of you Lord Jesus and less of me!"

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