Most of us encounter angels but don't realise it. Darren often meets angels in different contexts of ministry and his life with the Lord. He shares about some of them in his book Angel Parade. This article is an excerpt from that book.
Encounter Five: Harry the Finance Angel
“And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with you, and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house.”
Abraham, when he was looking for a wife for his son, sent his servant into the land of his ancestors and told him that an angel would go before him to make his way successful or to prosper his journey. As I was standing there considering the gold suddenly a spirit rose up in the midst of it. It took the form of a hand and started to move toward me to grab me and squash me. In that moment fear tried to take a hold of me but then I started to speak to it. I screamed at it, “The Father said that I should get enough for my journey.” When I said this the hand that had been plunging toward me lost all its power and fell to the floor. It then came back to life as a powerful angel that took the form of a tiger and stood beside me. It shined with heaven’s glow. It then turned into a massive muscular man and began to walk with me. This angel was over 8 or 9 feet tall. He had the most pleasant look on his face. I understood that this angel of prosperity was now walking with me.
In another dream I encountered this angel again, but this time he was in a different form. I don’t remember much detail regarding this vision except that I knew that the angel in front of me was a banking angel from heaven. He was dressed like a business man on earth. He had very tailored clothing that you would see on people who worked on Wall Street. His hair was perfectly groomed. He was a happy fellow but very serious.
I asked him, “What is your name?”
He said, “Harry.”
I thought, “what a strange name for an angel,” but when I looked it up the meaning of name it meant “ruler, ruler of an estate, or home leader.” It was the perfect name for an angel of prosperity. I felt that Harry was assigned to our family to help prosper it in the same way that Abraham’s angel prospered his family. Perhaps this is a stretch for some of you, but for others who see poverty and lack in your life I am sure this brings a lot of hope.
My prayer for you today is that God will assign angels over your life to bring in the resources that you need to carry out God’s will in this earth. I also pray that there will be a prosperous and joyous spirit over your family and all your relationships. I ask the Father to prosper you and bring you joy in every way.
To receive an e-copy of Angel Parade, please email Darren Canning Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org. May God bless you.
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him. Genesis 26:12
One of the ways that we experience God’s blessing on our lives is to sow during times of drought. While everyone else is saving for a better day, you and I can trust God to prosper us even when the economy is looking bad.
In 2007 - 2008 when the economy of the USA tanked, I had the greatest year of my life financially (up to that point). I have had better financial seasons since, but that was one amazing year. When everyone else in North America seemed to be battening down the hatch for the storm that was upon our countries, Lydia and I began to sow wildly and expect wildly. We were not disappointed.
We had saved about $5,000.00 for our house. Independently of each other we heard God say that he wanted us to sow this into the Kingdom. Lydia had been watching a Patricia King show where she heard the testimony of a young couple who had done the same thing and within six months they owned their own home. When she told me this story, I was very excited because God was challenging me to do the same thing! So we sat down and wrote 8 or 9 cheques to sow seed into different ministries that we both wanted to bless.
Within six months, I had the highest paying job I had ever had in my life working for the Government of Canada. I ended up getting a permanent job during the financial crisis of 2008. What seemed impossible with man, was possible for God. We also got our first home and within two years sold it at a profit and then bought a one-acre property where our growing family of five children had a private playground and a soccer field as their backyard.
Isaac in the above scripture sowed during a time of drought in the land. He didn’t just receive a harvest he received a hundred times the amount that he sowed. God rewards those who hear his voice and are obedient.
I had a dream a few nights ago. In it, Jesus appeared to me and said, “Darren you have never gone without money in your pocket since the time that you have known me…” I said, “Yes that is true.” I continued and said, “Ever since I spent those three years studying Kenneth Copeland’s writings I have never lacked financially.”
And this is the truth. Many years ago, I bought his books, CDs and DVDs and sowed into his ministry, because he was teaching something that I wanted to know. I wanted to access the wealth of heaven. My dad in heaven is a very rich man. He isn’t cheap either. Those that learn to access his voice and walk in his identity for their lives will begin to see that they were born for greater things. God wants you to possess the lands. He wants you to have homes. He wants your families to be blessed.
A lot of Christians get angry with this message. Perhaps some of you reading this are upset now. If so, you must ask yourself why would you ever serve a God that was not able to bless your life? The problem is that some of you are wired to think what I just said is “Name and claim it.” That is not what I am saying. You need to seek God for the blessings that he wants you to have and then you must enter into them.
Joshua and Caleb were told by God to enter the Promised Land. An entire generation did not enter that land, because they didn’t believe that God could strengthen them to face the giants there; so they laid down and died in their wilderness. Joshua and Caleb on the other hand, believed God and inherited the bounty that laid before them. They even killed the giants that lived there. They faced the impossible, because they had a word from God. How many of us would have much more, if we waited to hear God’s voice? What could you have possessed if you only heard and believed?
Many of you were meant to do more, but you have sunk into less. You allowed your fears to overcome you, instead of trusting God to bless every part of your life. For me, I know in my heart that it is impossible for God not to bless me. These include times of drought. When anxiety and fear try to crash against me, I just shout out to God and say, “Lord, show me how you are going to bless me.” Inevitably his word hits my spirit. I get a dream or a vision which shows me the blessings that are coming, and then his word is like manna to my heart (Matthew 4:4). It becomes the sword that I fight with (Ephesians 6).
I wouldn’t be challenging you like this way, if it didn’t work. Trusting God for everything is the most exciting life to live. The greatest joy in my life is to live by faith not knowing how things are going to work out, but to see them work out every time. Having a wife that believes and trusts the same way is also amazing. My wife is wilder than I am. As a result, we have been multiplied many times over.
You can trust this great God. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10) and knows how to get it to you. He doesn’t always provide the same way but always provides. He is creative in his support for your life. I pray that you begin to understand these words and that you learn not to resist them but to ingest them.
I pray for you today. I know that it can be difficult. I also have faced my battles. I know what this life is like. But ever since I turned to the one true God, Yahweh, his peace has filled me as I trust him to bless me like he says he will. I pray that you hear his voice and also boldly respond. I pray that you will enter the greatest chapter of blessing that your life has ever known. May you become strength for many and may you bring hope to the hopeless.
Blessings to you, Darren
I am not sure when I first heard of the Glory Train, but it has represented revival to me. I have actually seen the train in visions and dreams many times. Years ago, I was a part of a revival in the Ottawa Valley. One night, I saw the glory train in a dream. It was winding its way through the valley, and glory was being released wherever it went. That Ottawa Valley revival touched thousands. Many healings took place and many were prophesied over. People’s lives were shifted into the blessings of the Lord.
Kathie Walters is a close friend of mine. Many years ago, she came to my region. At the time, I was so new to all the manifestations of the presence. I had no idea the things that I would see in the years ahead. She told me that she saw me being given a glory tie. From that day till now I have seen thousands of miracles in meetings.
To me the glory is the presence of God. As we honor him and make him front and centre in our lives, his presence comes strongly to us. In the Glory is everything I need, and mostly that is the character of God’s heart resting on my own. In his presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11), and His peace that transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7). When these come fully into my heart, I am in the shelter of the Most High. It is the place of safety from every earthly storm.
I have traveled to many nations, and will travel to many more. Everywhere I go, the presence of God invades atmospheres and changes people’s lives. I have seen the glory invade rooms and healings have come. I have seen angels manifest that bring fire and deliverance. I have seen oil miracles, gold miracles and gemstone miracles. I have seen rain fall in rooms and I have seen even stranger things.
This use to scare me, because people started calling me a false prophet when the miracles began. I had to learn to preach the name of Jesus’ like I had never done before. In every meeting I declared that miracles, signs and wonders follow the preaching of the gospel. I declared that the gospel is that Jesus came and died, and rose again so that you and I would not have to remain in the torment of the old nature.
The first miracle that Jesus performed was turning the water into wine (John 2:1-11). This was a prophetic act; which I believe represented what Jesus came to do in the earth. He transformed dirty water from ceremonial cleansing pots into what was considered the very best wine. This was a prophetic description of the miracle that Jesus does in every believer that turns to him. His glory comes and transforms them from the old nature into the new – all by the grace of God.
The Glory Train is a release of heaven’s atmosphere into earth. In this collision of heaven to earth, comes the most beautiful array of glory. People are shifted from glory to glory and from strength to strength. They are made new, they begin to journey deeper into truth and then deeper into the destinies that God has for their lives. They become carriers of his presence.
When the glory of God manifest through our lives, you and I are the ones that change the world. In Christ, you become a part of the glory train. Out of your inner man flows rivers of living water (John 7:38). Wherever you go, people’s lives will be shifted from the old into the new, by no power of your own, but by the power of Jesus Christ living within you.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you (Acts 1:8). for he (the Holy Spirit) lives with you and will be in you (John 14:17). When you accept this by faith, and operate in it from a place of certainty, many signs and wonders will follow your life. You will not hesitate to believe because everywhere you have gone it has happened, so therefore everywhere you will go, it will continue to happen.
Imagine now what God is doing. See with your eyes of faith and believe in your heart this promise: there is a mighty army of people that are rising with the certainty in their heart that they are victorious in Christ Jesus. Everywhere they go, things will shift and change. Do you see it? You are seeing what is about to happen in the earth. God is doing it. You can be a part of that train. God will use you to do great things.
This is the season; the beginning of a great wave of glory being released in the earth. I declare you will ride that wave.
Blessings to you,
Lately, I have been seeing the fire of God fall in meetings all across the land. There is a new intensity of the Glory that is being released in this season. There is an incredible expectation that God is about to do something, and that entire regions are about to be shifted into presence.
We have to live in the expectation that God can change a nation in a moment. This is the essence of Isaiah 66:8, where Isaiah asks rather rhetorically: “can God not do this?” We have to assume that the answer in scripture is “yes.” God can do whatever he wants, or he wouldn’t be God. He is sovereign in the way that he acts toward mankind. He knows the seasons that he has ordained for man. He knows the beginning from the end. He knows when to apply the pressure to bring man to their knees in repentance and back to him.
God’s fire is coming and he will change people in a moment. Acts 2 is a picture of how God can change a nation in a day. By a sovereign move of his spirit, there was an outpouring that affected all of time. People began to wander from that meeting - into the streets where they preached the gospel. Thousands came to Christ as a result. He will do this again.
In fact that outpouring is available to you in this very moment. All you have to do is ask Christ to come into your heart and believe that he is there. Then ask the Holy Spirit to fill you completely. Your life will never be the same again.
This is what happened to me. I remember he came when I was seeking God with all my heart many years ago. He filled me to overflowing. I didn’t even have the same fears after that experience. They were gone. I remember feeling liberated to do whatever I wanted to do. I started writing and painting like I never did before. Things shifted with the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
God wants to do this in your life as well. He wants to break the oppressions and anxieties that hold you to the old nature. Be ready to receive his spirit and when you do, you will never be the same again.
Psalm 127:1 - Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.
There is another scripture in Ecclesiastes 11:1, which says: “Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.”
Many years ago now (before I met my wife and before I had the five children that now live in my house), I had a dream. It was actually an encounter that I had with heaven. I walked through the gate of heaven, which understates the actual weight of that encounter; because I could take two paragraphs to describe it, since the glory surrounding it has to be witnessed to understand heaven’s door itself. But when I went through the door, I began to feel the amazement of heaven. There was pure joy in the air. I felt like a child who had just walked into the most amazing roller coaster park that ever existed, and I was going to ride everything for free.
There is much that I could share with you about that encounter, but today I want to focus on one store that I walked into: it was a Real Estate office. When I went through the door, I was terrified. I had this dream when I was about 33 years old. Up to that point in my life, I had never owned a house. My parents didn’t own a house. My dad built a house for us when we were young but because of divorce, we lost all of that when I was five years old.
There was a trauma on me as a result of this experience. There was a lie that was ingrained inside of me. I believed that I would never own a house and I believed that if I did, I would probably lose it. These lies kept me from trying to own one. What I needed was a renewal of the mind. I needed to hear God say that I was going to own a house.
When I walked through the door of that office, there was a big line-up and I was at the back of it. There were a couple of angels with me and they were pushing me forward toward the front desk. As we were inching closer I kept thinking, “What am I doing here? There is no way I can buy a house.” I was scared, I was anxious and I was far from belief.
When I got to the head of the line, an angel held up a picture for me to see. It was the house of my dreams – a house in the mountains and I was stunned. I said to the angel over and over – that is my house – that is my house - that is my house.
The angel gave me the picture and then told me, “Go plant it, it will grow.” I was bewildered by his words. I actually thought he wanted me to go out and plant a picture in the ground and it would grow. In fact not many days later I went into the woods with a picture of a house and planted it in the ground. It was a prophetic act declaring that I would receive what God intended me to receive.
The Lord was actually teaching me about seed time and harvest. In that moment, I knew that if I was faithful to sow as the Lord asked me, then the house that he had in store for me would come to pass. This was an invitation from the Lord to be obedient, and from obedience great blessing would come upon my life.
2 Corinthians 9:10 says: “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”
I believe that the man who builds his house upon the rock will experience blessings in the land of the living. God will bless you and increase you and make his face shine upon you. God wants to give you more than you are willing to receive. As you sow you should expect to reap. What would the point be of serving a God who was not able to abundantly take care of you? Abundance is in his very nature.
This year I am moving into a new house. This will be the third house that I have owned. The newest house is bigger and nicer than any house I have lived in before. We are having it built. I still don’t believe that this is the last house though. The house I saw in my dream will be mine one day. As I continue to do what God has called me to do, and sow as he has called me to sow, I know that house will come.
Numbers 23:19 says, ““God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
When God speaks a thing, it will come to pass. When God opens a door for you, it will open. You just have to walk through it. Sometimes it takes great faith; because the door he wants you to walk through and that which He wants you to possess, might be greater than your natural ability to do. He is in charge and he will bring that to you which he wants you to have, but you will not be removed from your part of the exercise. When Joshua and Caleb entered the Promised Land, they had to march, they had to fight, and they had to face the giants and their fears; and yet, God strengthened them and they took possession of all that he had desired for them.
You can do the same thing. Seek God for the promises that he has for your life. May he open your eyes to see and your ears to hear what he has in store and may he strengthen your faith to enter into it.
God bless you all, Darren
I had a dream in the last three or four months. In it, I was with my pastor Mark Redner, and we were standing together in heaven. We were standing in a classroom and were with many people. I was very surprised to see Jesse James there since he was an outlaw who killed many people in the old west after the civil war.
In front of the room I said, “My pastor and I were in ministry together for 35 years and we saw between 30 and 35 million people come to Christ.” My pastor and I as of this year have been together for 13 years. This dream took place 22 years into the future. As it turns out both the number 35 and 22 are significant prophetically.
The Prophet Bob Jones had a vision of Thirty Five Apostles likened unto the Apostle Paul. I thought I would share his vision with you so that you get an understanding of the picture I believe the Holy Spirit is painting in this hour:
"The Holy Spirit took me to a place - this time it wasn't the Lord who took me, it was the Holy Spirit. He took me to a place and I saw the Lord, high and lifted up, by some young men and he set upon them the golden ark...and I looked and there were men that had hold of the ark and they had the ark upon their shoulders. And the government will be upon their single shoulders." They will reign and reveal to the world that they truly are the faithful and true leaders and the government that will be upon his single shoulder." Mike Bickle comments, "I think there'll be 35 like unto Paul...There would be 35 whom the Lord would separate in the highest way. The government rests on apostles and prophets.”
The Number 35 is linked here to an apostolic age when super apostles, who walk in governmental authority like Paul, will walk the earth again. And in my vision the number 35 was linked to many salvations. I believe that God is in the process of raising up many of these apostles to usher in an incredible harvest of souls in the earth and they will walk in great power and character.
To me the question becomes “WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THESE TO BE LIKE PAUL?”
If you consider the Apostle Paul for a moment, he was a man consumed with doing the will of God. He had a revelation of Christ on the road to Damascus that set him apart. After the vision he was like a man possessed with purpose. He walked to the ends of the earth and faced all kinds of hardships and sufferings in order to get the gospel preached in and to many nations. He walked in signs and wonders that changed regions. His name was linked to power evangelism. The demons of hell knew him by name. He saw deliverance, healings and resurrections in the name of Jesus. As a result of his ministry the entire Mediterranean region was touched by Jesus. Churches remain there to this day. Old religions that held people in bondage were dismantled, and Christ began to reign. He walked in the government of the Kingdom with power displays following him like fireworks.
We are about to see the release of a new apostolic grace where power follows people consumed by Jesus Christ. They will walk in amazing signs and wonders; and thousands will be saved by Christ through their lives. They will forget the advantages of this world for the advantages of the Kingdom. They will know their savior and share in his sufferings but they will also be marked by his love, his joy and his peace.
I also believe that a major part of this apostolic grace is also about the networks that these individuals will develop. Many people will begin to partner with those that are walking in this grace. Many individuals within these networks will begin to operate with the same power and character as they partner with that network.
Moreover, according to my dream, the people that will get saved are right now from the most extreme places. God’s power is going to be released upon all flesh. People who are consumed in sinful lifestyles as outlined by scripture and the Ten Commandments, will begin to repent and seek God with all of their hearts. Some of them will become radical servants of the Most High God; leading hundreds and thousands to the Lord themselves. They will be mighty ones for the Lord.
Get ready for this new hour to begin. I believe it starts this year and will go for on the next 22. The Lord has been highlighting the number 22 to me. In the dream with my pastor, the action was taking place 22 years in the future. Also everywhere I look this past two months I keep seeing 22. I have seen it so much that you know God saying something.
The number 22 was also very significant to Bob Jones. Isaiah 22:22 is about the release of the keys for opening and shutting things on a governmental level in the spirit. Bob Jones saw the 35 Apostles carrying the government on their shoulders. They will have great authority in the spirit realm. The enemy will know them by name.
I believe that over the next 22 years, we are going to see the power of the Holy Spirit released in an unprecedented way. There will be great apostolic authority to pull down strongholds over nations because of the supernatural grace that will be released wherever these ones, that God is raising up, will walk.
22 is also the number of the almond blossoms on the Menorah, which is the candlestick that was used to illuminate the Torah scroll in the Tabernacle of meeting. It symbolically represented the divine light illuminating the word of God for men. The menorah is also a depiction of the Holiness of God. The Light moves out from it and touches all that come near it. The divine light enters into the heart of men from the word changing them from the inside out. It is a picture of God’s Holiness.
The word is going to go out in power in this new apostolic age. God is going to arrest the hearts of broken humanity. They will be filled with his divine light which will grant them new peace, joy and wisdom for the path that he has set forth for them to walk. We are going to see many touched by the power of God, so get ready for a new sound to be released.
This is not a new gospel. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ being released to the masses who have tried everything but God. In this hour, they are going to turn to the gospel of peace and they will be changed from the inside out. As I write this I am declaring it into the earth. Get ready!
Recently, the Lord has been speaking to me about a Great Lakes Revival. We heard this when we were recently ministering in Niagara Falls, which was in late March. My friend Ben Johnston, a young prophet from Montreal, saw a a portal between America and Canada in the form of a giant circle. He said he could see revival breaking out in America, and angels were coming over to the Canadian side to release a new measure of righteousness as it has risen in the United States. When he saw this, he began to declare that this was the season of the Great Lakes revival.
I have friends in Rochester, New York – Patrick and Susan O’Marra. They have been prophesying for almost twenty years that a great revival was to come to Rochester and upstate New York. I was with them recently and we felt a tremendous anointing as we began to declare the Great Lakes Revival.
The Prophet Bob Jones (who is now deceased) once described the coming of the Great Lakes Revival. He called it the four cities revival. He said that God was going to move in Toronto, Rochester, Hamilton and Buffalo. He said that a fire would start in each city, and once each was lit, a new revival would begin to spread to every connecting state nearby. This is the revival that we are believing for , and it is beginning in this hour.
My friend Joe Garcia had revival breakout last year in his church in Hamilton, Ontario. Many thousands were touched by the power of God that was released during those days last summer. The revival spread to many places around and was seen all over the world.
The Lord is releasing an angel army in this season. They are the reapers that will bring in the harvest in the Great Lakes Region (Revelation 14:15). Recently I was in Texas and had a vision of a General that was releasing the angels into that region for Revival. There has been a revival taking place there for about six weeks. The revival broke out after many prophets began to declare revival in that state.
A few years ago, I had a vision of revival breaking out all over North America. I saw a map in front of me. I saw God’s hand touch the different cities and when they did, a fire would start. Then the enemy would come and snuff out the revival. Then God would touch the map again, and another fire would start, and the enemy would come again and snuff it again. This occurred over and over again. Eventually God’s hand began to move really quickly and hundreds of fires were burning. The enemy tried to snuff everyone of them out but eventually he could not keep up with what God was doing and the fire consumed the entire map of North America. We are about to see more fires burn in this season.
When I was in the Rochester region, I heard of two revivals that broke out in the last month. They were both in upstate New York. One revival broke out in the Wolcott, NY area when a revivalist from Australia called Glenn Maloney, came preaching. He started in a small church that could fit forty or fifty people. The first night it was packed out. They realised that they would need a bigger place, so they found a local Methodist church that opened its doors to them. The next night there were over 200 people present for the meetings. Many were delivered and healed. This lasted ten days.
Around the same time, only an hour and a half away from that location, a revivalist from Hawaii called Rich Vera, held meetings near Rochester, New York. The Holy Spirit began to move powerfully and meetings were extended for some time. There were a couple of hundred present each night in these meetings.
God is doing something! He is stirring the waters of revival. I believe this is just the beginning and that you will hear more stirrings taking place over the next little while. People with and without reputation are going to see God move in power as they step into that region by faith. God is going to open the heavens and it will rain supernatural rain. The first night that I was preaching on the last trip to Upstate New York, it rained so hard that we knew that God was saying something through it. Get ready for a new level of glory to be released. I pray that you will join me in declaring a powerful revival in this region.
This is the very same region where a couple hundred years ago Charles Finney preached. He saw an amazing revival released – 100,000 alone were saved in Rochester. The revival swept hundreds of thousands into the Kingdom and has become known as the Second Great Awakening when Christian values became American values; when the working man was encouraged to be born again and work hard for his country and family.
God is going to do it again. God is going to bring salvation into the earth. He is going to arrest the people and show them how he is a God of blessing.
I believe we are going to see more revivals; and my eyes are on Toronto and Buffalo. I would encourage ministers to begin to enter into these cities and preach the Kingdom of God. I encourage you to believe God for great things. Something is happening and those that believe will see great and mighty things. I believe if you are reading this you are a part of what God is doing in this hour. So I pray that fire begins to enter into your life and spreads from place to place.
Sometimes when the Lord speaks, it can be very loud. He will say the same thing over and over again, and even if you don’t understand what is being said, he doesn’t mind. Recently, I kept seeing 22 everywhere I looked. Every time I checked my cell phone it was either 1:22, 2:22 or 9:22. I would see 22 on licence plates. We parked in section 22 of a parking lot at a mall. And 22 was flashing in a lottery sign. Apparently you could win 22 million this weekend (as I wrote this in mid-June).
I was at one church and the pastor was trying to raise money for renovating his church building. He had 200 envelopes on the wall. The number on the envelope was what you were encouraged to sow. He said, “If it is 22 you should sow $22 and if it is $122 then sow $122.
So when this starts to happen, I begin to ask God what he is trying to say. I was on Facebook last week and Todd Bentley had a live broadcast that he titled “double double.” In Canada, a double-double is a way to order a coffee. Tim Hortons Café is our national chain of coffee shops. When you drive up to it and ask for a double-double they know exactly what you want. It is a coffee with two creams and two sugars.
But Todd said that this was a season of the double blessing. This registered to me, and I felt this was the interpretation of what God was saying to me. I wrote on my Facebook wall that this was the season of double blessing and noted the appearance of 22. A lady wrote me and said “Darren did you know that this is considered a year of Double Jubilee?” I had forgotten this in fact.
A Jewish Prophet named Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel prophesied 800 years ago this year that the Turks would gain control of the Middle East and Jerusalem, and that they would assume power in the land of Palestine and Jerusalem for eight Jubilees[i]. Then he said there would be a ninth Jubilee and Israel would become a no man’s land for one Jubilee and then in the tenth Jubilee Israel would enter into the Messianic age.
His prediction of the Turk rule of that region was 300 years before the Ottomans entered their rule and it lasted for eight Jubilees (or 400 years) as he predicted. When the British liberated Palestine in 1917, Jerusalem remained in an area that became known as “No-Man’s land.” It wasn’t until the Six Day War (when Israel was attacked by its neighbours) that Israel came into position of the city of Israel (Jerusalem). This just happened to fall on the same Jubilee as predicted by Ben Judah.
2017 represents the second Jubilee from Turk rule. It is now 50 years this year from the time that Jerusalem has been back under Israel’s rule. I am not sure what to expect this year, but for Rabbi Judah this was the beginning of the Messianic age. One way or the other something special is happening starting now.
This double Jubilee means a great deal to those that understand Jubilee. Jubilee was the time in Israel when slaves were set free, and all Israel citizens returned to their ancestral lands. It was a time of liberation. So we should expect a new level of liberation in the lives of the people of God this year. There is something doubling in the atmosphere. A “double inheritance” coming. The Lord is going to reveal himself in a new way.
I am not sure what this will mean for your life. I would encourage you to seek God and listen to him. Obey his voice when he speaks to you. He is going to lead you into the many promises that he has in store. I believe that many of you will increase in properties, in positions of authority. Some of you will gain new voices in media and social media. Some of you will begin to be fathers and mothers. Others will become respected leaders in the church, in government and in society. God is going to make you the head and not the tail. You are going to be blessed in the country and in the city. Favor will be the mark of your life. This is a new day. Get ready for new things to come.
[i] Taken from the Destination Yisra’el website: http://destination-yisrael.biblesearchers.com/destination-yisrael/2012/12/rabbi-judah-ben-samuels-jubilee-prophecy-gives-the-year-of-the-messiah.html
2 Corinthians 3:18 tells us, "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are
changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."
The Lord has been speaking to me lately about upgrades. Recently, I was sitting in an airport lounge waiting for my flight to leave, when the airline staff called me over the PA to come forward to the desk. I have rarely ever had such a thing happen in my life, so I didn’t know what to expect.
When I got to the desk, the attendant told me, “I am upgrading you to business class. We are giving you a seat at the front of the plane.” This was the very first time that has ever happened to me; and I fly about thirty times a year all over the world. The seat was awesome! I had more leg room than normal for my three hour flight.
Sometimes, when the Lord works on our life, it can seem like change takes forever to come; and then there are times when unexpected changes do come. You go from the back seat to the front seat in a moment. You go from having no room to more room. This happens in every Christian life. As you continue in the Lord, you mature in the things of the Spirit. It is by his grace we are saved, through faith. As our faith is activated, more and more the things of this world grow strangely dim and we become stronger.
The upgrades in our life are all spiritual. God is the one that opens the doors that no man can shut (Revelation 3:8). He knows who you are. He knows what he has in store for you to do, and he knows the timetable in which you will do it.
The unexpected upgrades come after testing - after the fire. We are all being molded into the image of our creator. He is refining our characters, so that we can enter into the greatest destinies for our lives. He is the potter and we are the clay (Isaiah 64:8). I declare that you are being strengthened in this hour: for what God has in store for you. I declare that you are about to pass the test, and that you are going to enter into the gate that God has for you in the next season. Your upgrade is coming.
Some of you have passed the test, and you are about to receive promotions in your jobs. Others are about to pass the test and get new jobs, new houses and even spouses for the glory of the Lord. Those who have been seeking him with all their hearts are about to pass the test. You are about to enter into a season of great fulfillment in him.
I declare that you haven’t even seen the beginning yet, let alone the end. God is ordaining a new day for your life. You are going to go to places you have never seen; and when you are there, you are going to encounter the living God. Some of you are about to see in new ways. Some of you are about to hear God speak for the first time. Others are about to experience angelic encounters. Others are about to be blessed in ways they could never even imagine.
I see doors even opening to nations for some of you. People are about to hear your name. They are about to favour you, and bring you to places to hear about what God has done in your life.
For others, there are business ideas that are about to be hatched that will bring you great favour. Even banks and investors are going to look at you differently. You will be sought after for what God is doing in your life.
Your greatest hour of creativity is upon you. You are about to excel in ways you always dreamed but never dared imagined would take place. All this is by the favour and spirit of God working through your life. So get ready for your upgrade. Get ready for your brand new day. God is with you and he will lead you into the new frontier that is waiting just for you.
Mountains by Sharon Quike - Spring Thaw at Toby Creek
I was recently in Colorado, and saw the most pristine mountains. There was still snow high up in the peaks. There was a late snow this year and although it was late in May there was still much evidence of winter’s grip on the land.
This picture sits inside of me as I consider the current political landscape of the United States. Although there was a change of seasons that took place when President Trump came to power, there still seems to be a grip of winter on the land. Although by now, we would expect to see the flowers blooming and the trees budding, the last season is trying to hold on a little longer.
In a dream a few nights ago, I saw President Trump. He was next to a person who I would describe as a working class man. This man with the President had not seen wealth in a long time. Suddenly I saw his hand fill up with pieces of gold. Wealth started coming into his life again.
The United States is about to see a new boom in its economy, and it will be greater than what we saw during the Obama years. If you remember the dishonor that President Obama showed toward Israel, it is no surprise the people of the USA were struggling the way that they were. The polar was seen recently when President Trump was seen saying a prayer at the Wailing Wall, and meeting and honoring the President of Israel. Something has changed in America. God is going to bless it again.
I would never argue that President Trump is a saint. We all know that he isn’t. But it doesn’t take a saint to change a nation. It takes a man who recognizes his weakness and who begins to seek God again.
I believe God sees the steps that this president has taken. He sees his heart to honor the people of Israel. He sees Mr. Trumps desire to honor those whom God commands us to bless. On the contrary the years that Obama ran the nation were truly frightening from a Christian’s point of view. When you read a passage like Genesis 12:3 which says, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you," then how Obama reacted to this nation and honored her enemies’ more than her was truly staggering.
Mr. Trump has also taken steps to strengthen the rights of ministers and Christians. He recently signed an executive order that allows religious organizations in the United States broader exemptions in political speech. Each step he is taking strengthens the voice of Christians in America; and I feel also in Western nations. Even though we in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom are not represented by this man, we feel strengthened by the steps that he is taking.
Although Trump is unrefined in many ways, he has showed that he has a heart to humble himself before God. He is a proud man who often says terrible things but still shows an ability to humble himself before God. He has said a lot of things that have gotten him into trouble and yet he still somehow finds time to pray.
The winter snow that still lurks in America, is the unabashed evil of the Politically Correct philosophy of this time. The people who uphold the philosophy of Political Correctness have no real sense of God’s law or his purity. They call good evil and evil good. I actually find it amazing how these people call everything that Christians stand for, evil. I find it strange how they honor sin above God’s purity. It is truly a time when Elijah and Jezebel are at war. The prophets of evil seem to be strong but there is a change coming. God will not allow them to reign forever. He is raising up a standard against apostasy and will be glorified in the USA again.
Something is about to shift. The enemy will try to play his hand, but as usual it will be too strong. He will overplay his role and he will come crashing down. Jesus will be honored and the law of sin and death will be exposed for what it is – sin and death.
The snows are about to thaw, and Christ is about to be honored again. You will see during the reign of Donald Trump as President the blessing return to the land again. Gold will be found in the lives of the common people – those that work hard for a living. This will be a sign that what Trump did to honor Israel and to strengthen the church was truly divine. He and the people of America will be blessed because he blessed the people that God calls his very own.
The snow is melting, and summer is coming; and you know what happens when the waters rush from the mountain top. There is overflow. The lands are nourished by the sweet waters. The Holy Spirit is coming in a new way in this hour. He is going to touch the people again. Those that have been gripped by evil will see his truth and the truth will set them free. They will ride the tides of salvation into the gates everlasting life and blessing.