When the Lord speaks, sometimes it can be very strange to hear. He will often speak to you through things you know and understand, but when you tell others about it, they might think it very strange. For instance, last night the Lord appeared to me in a dream as Captain Kirk from the Star Trek series from years ago. It was just like I was in the room with him.
Kirk in the dream was more than a captain. He was a captain of captains. I came to understand that he represented the captain of the Lord’s army that appeared to Joshua in Joshua 5:13. He came to Joshua to instruct him with the strategy of marching around Jericho seven times in order to destroy the city. The Captain of the Lord’s army came to me with a gift. It was a small box like a jewelry box. Inside of it was another stripe for my military uniform. Apparently, I was being promoted from Commander to a Captain of a ship.
There was another man there who was also was receiving a promotion. He was being promoted from Lieutenant to Commander. When he was putting the stripe on his lapel one of his other stripes was lost. He asked what the price would be so he could replace it. We found out that the Captain had paid an extremely large price for the pin. He the dream I heard that he had paid 7,000.00 talons for it.
We knew that this was a lot of money in the dream and we knew that the Captain sacrificed to pay it, but he was filled with so much joy at giving it to us. It didn’t seem to bother him that he had to pay so much for our promotions.
When I woke up from the dream, I was curious to know if talon was a currency that was featured in the Star Trek world, and sure enough it was. Apparently, it was one of the currencies of the Klingon Empire. For those not familiar with this, I am sorry. In the Star Trek world, the Earth is part of the Federation of Planets. In the 23rd century, one of the arch enemies of the Federation is the Klingons. To me, this is very interesting, given that the Captain chose to pay for our promotion with the currency of the enemy. He took what was of the enemy and gave it to us.
The fact that he paid $7,000 is also very interesting. 7 x 1000 = 7000. The number 7 is linked to divine completion or rest, as in on the 7th day the Lord rested from his labours after he created the heavens and the earth. And the number 1,000 is about the ultimate glory of God being realised in the earth. Jesus shall return and reign for 1,000 years. So when I see these two numbers together I get a sense that God is about to do something significant in the earth.
We can rest in the assurance that he has paid the cost and his plan is unfolding in the manner that he has ordained. Nothing will separate us from the love of Jesus. He is has made a way for us to succeed. By the shed blood of Jesus, we rule and reign in the earth with him (2 Timothy 2:12). We have authority because he has given us authority to trample on the heads of snakes and scorpions (Luke 10:19). He has given us power of darkness. We can heal the sick and cast out demons. We can raise the dead (Matthew 10:8).
I declare that you shall walk in this authority in your life; this is a new season – you will walk in a way you have never done before. I get a sense that God is about to touch people’s lives who have been living a religious lifestyle, but have not yet walked in their authority and power.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s, there was the Charismatic Renewal that took place in traditional churches (Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran etc.). The gifts of the Holy Spirit began to operate there in much the same way they had been operating in Pentecostal Churches from the turn of the twentieth century: when the fire came down at Azusa Street under William Seymour.
I declare that we are going to see this again. Many tribes, tongues and nations shall be touched by the power of God. His spirit is going to move across the earth. Let’s pray for renewal. Let’s pray for new unity and fire to fall on the church. Let’s pray that many prodigals will turn to him and learn to walk in their God given authority in Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost, and he still continues to touch people’s lives 2000 years later. He still finds willing vessels that receive the glory of God and then walk in it. I declare that you and your families will be touched in the same way. You will have sons and daughters like Peter and Paul rise up out of your own houses and they will bring in a harvest of souls worldwide.
Father we ask you to make it so.
About nine months ago, the Lord said to me that 2017 would be a year of increase and advance. He told me that this was a season when His dreams for us would come to pass. Even though you may not know where all your provision is coming from, you need to understand that he always provides for his dreams in our lives. Just start to walk toward the dream he has given you, and then watch the provision come to help fulfill it.
Many of you have been hearing from the Lord. He has been speaking to you about a new day and a new time. He has told you that he has new things in store for your life. Some of you are believing for new houses, or new vehicles, and new jobs. Others are believing for a Godly spouse and children. God is the one who blesses us with these things in our lives. He has a ministry for you. He has a business for you. He has possessions for you.
I will probably have people angry with me now: because I have mentioned all these things; and it might sound a little too much like prosperity teaching. Some may unfollow my ministry, because I dared to say God has great things in store. A poverty mindset cannot see the blessings of God. It only sees what it lacks. Lack is not from God. Want is not from God. Psalm 23:1 says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” If you are living in want you are not in God. Psalm 34:10 says, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” When we are in Christ we will not lack.
When we live in the shelter of God’s presence, his blessing comes upon our lives. Blessing includes everything that you need to live a good life. It isn’t the blessing to live in sickness, poverty or without hope. God wants to inspire you. He wants to give you a vision, so that you will live an abundant life.
So many of you have dreams in your heart. Many of those dreams come from God. However, you may not know how to get from A to B. You don’t know how to move from the idea that was planted in you to the actual fulfilment of the dream. God knows how to do it. You can seek him for the answer. God wants to prosper you from the work of your hands. He doesn’t want you to live in poverty. He wants you to live in the fulfillment of your dreams.
Another problem that many face is their ungodly beliefs and confessions. I met a man yesterday who told me that he could never afford to travel internationally with his wife on a ministry trip. They have been together for 25 years, and this belief has stopped them from doing what might have been something very special in their lives. When you live believing that you can’t, then don’t be surprised when you don’t. This man was a minister and said that this meant that he was to be poor. I am also a minister, but I refuse to be poor. Poverty is a spirit that I will not come into agreement with. Poverty is the limitation of man. Prosperity is the atmosphere of heaven.
We must have our thoughts renewed. We can’t allow the way our old nature thinks to influence the blessings that God wants to give to us. The Israelites were told by God (when they entered the Promised Land), that they would live in cities and houses they did not build, and that they would have a rich stock of goods that they did not earn. God was going to give it to them (Deuteronomy 6:11).
This is the thought that you must get into your mind. The poverty mindset that has limited you receiving what God has for you must end. Your God can make all grace abound in your life. He can prosper you and give you a bright future. He can give you houses and stock them with the finest goods. If you say this doesn’t really matter well I would think that 99% of the world disagrees with you.
I met an angel in England last February. I asked him his name. He said, “Edified to do anything!” This was not just a name but an impartation. He was telling me that the dreams that God has for me were possible, because nothing was impossible with God. He was telling me that God was empowering me to enter the greatest dreams that He has for my life. It strengthened me to hear heaven speak.
God wants to give you a bright future too. He doesn’t want you to toil under the curse of this life. You are a son or a daughter of the Most High God. He wants to bless you with every blessing that comes in Christ Jesus. These are spiritual blessings and there are natural blessings. When your heart is renewed in Christ and your thoughts are transformed God positions you to receive more than you ever did before.
My deepest prayer for you today is that you will prosper in every way that God wants you to prosper. I pray for all mindsets that are not from God to fall from your life. I pray that you will learn to receive what God has in store for you. I declare the blessing of the Lord will make you rich and add no sorrow to it.
I have been boastful in my life about the blessings that God has given me. Some may even think that I have been intolerably boastful. My heart was not to offend. I have always felt that these boastings will lead others to the cross, and to the one true God who can also bless their lives. God is no respecter of persons. The blessings that he gives to one he will give to another. My motivation in boasting in the blessings of my God was only to lead others to him.
I will also say that even if God chooses not to bless my life, I will still serve him. There is nowhere else to turn but to him. He is my only peace. I have tried many times in my life to find peace outside of God. It never worked. He is the only peace I have ever known. I will serve him forever just to remain in his peace.
I didn’t grow up wealthy. In fact, it was just the opposite. I know what it is like to live in houses that are not beautiful and not sought after. I know what it is like to feel like an adopted son of a richer family, and to see others in that family receive inheritances, when I received nothing. I know what it is like to have my inheritance taken from me repeatedly. I have had a lot stolen from my life.
The problem with everything I just wrote, in the last paragraph, is that these beliefs are a manufactured lie of the enemy. These thoughts have power within me because I came into agreement with them. The devil whispered them, and they became bitter morsels that I rolled around in my mouth; and then I swallowed them, which produced almost like an acid within my heart. These thoughts would have killed me in the end, if I had not repented of them.
You see the truth is: our inheritance only comes from the Father, and he is never going to take it from us. He leads us to repentance and forgiveness. If our eyes are upon him, he will bring us out of every storm. The enemy will come but we will be strong. Each storm brings us to a new level of faith. Each crisis that we overcome leads us to higher thinking, and higher ground.
For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me,
For You are my strength.
5 Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
When God’s hand is upon our life, it is to show him as the God of our life. Every benefit that comes from serving him, will be seen upon you too. He is our rock in the storm. He is the shelter and the Most High. Every blessing in my life comes from obedience to him. Even when he chooses not to bless me it is for my benefit.
Last night in a dream I saw the rock of Gibraltar. I was standing on the east side looking out at the Mediterranean boasting to those around me that this was not the first time I had been there. For those who don’t know the history of Gibraltar, it is a little piece of land that sits at the mouth of the Mediterranean as a gateway to the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It has been a strategic military place for thousands of years. It is currently a British Protected territory. It is a miracle that the British have held it for as long as they have. Many have tried to wrestle it from them but they have failed over and over.
You and I are protected in the rock who is Christ. When we are in Christ, whatever comes against us will fail. Every argument, and every strategy of the enemy will fail. God within us will rise to our defence, and he will show us every root of lies that binds our hearts to the old man. He will deliver us from the fowler’s snare, and all traps of the enemy. We overcome because Christ overcame.
The enemy has tried to keep me bound to poverty most of my life, and he spoken a thousand lies that tried to keep me there. I have always been waiting for an earthly person to give me my inheritance, but our inheritance only comes from the Father. In one moment, he can change things, but we must let him into the issues of our heart.
In the same dream, I saw the lie that I was entangled in. I saw the people who had adopted me when I was young. They were prospering in the dream, but I was not. I felt like they owed me something. As I repented of the lie that I was owed an inheritance by man, I placed myself within the shelter of God. I placed myself in the zone of God’s protection. If you and I repent of the things that are wrong, he will bless us every time.
The lies of the enemy are the shrapnel and the bullets that come against us. The truth that comes from God is the rock that protects from the enemies’ charge. We overcome by the truth, and it sets us free. And God reveals this truth freely. He dismantles the lies by his own choice – not because I beg or scream. He loves me and wants to set me free, and so he comes and does just that.
When we do repent, it sets in motion the advocates of heaven. Angels are released on assignment to help restore the things that were stolen from us. In a second dream last night, I saw an angel go into hell and get back what the enemy had stolen. The angel could even see where the enemy was hiding what was stolen from me. I made mistakes, but God freely restored to me what was stolen because I repented of the lies I agreed with.
He will do the same for you! Just turn to him today. He wants to bless your life. He has plans for you that outnumber the stars. Each plan is good and will fulfill your life. I pray that you will have courage in the face of the opposition that comes to you and may you live a life of great blessing.
(left) Darren by the Rock of Gibraltar in May 2016 (right) Darren's painting of row houses in Gibraltar
I recently had a vision of hell. Other Christians have been given this experience, and when they have it, they are given a fresh sense of urgency to tell people about the gift of salvation. Others have said that they don’t believe in hell – but I assure you that it is real. I have seen it three or four times in visions. I will do my best to share this experience.
When the dream began, I stood underneath a big rig. I don’t know what its purpose was in this place, but the rig looked to be about the size of a giant crane. We prepared it for service by securing it in place. While I was there, I noticed an eerie tunnel off to the left. There was a noise of what sounded like a thousand voices singing coming from the tunnel. This song was not a pleasant sound; yet it was very melodic. It sounded like a mournful song sung in harmony. This song was the soundtrack to the entire time I saw hell.
As I walked inside, I noticed an elaborate tunnel system, so I kept walking. There were tunnels in tunnels. There were so many tunnels that as soon as you walked through the entrance, you felt completely lost. There was no way to get out. I looked to my side and there were 15 or 20 tunnels one way, and to the other side 25 to 30 more. I chose a tunnel straight ahead, but when I went into it, there were hundreds of more tunnels each looking the same; and each haunted with the sound of the same music.
These tunnels looked like sandstone tunnels and they were lit by fire. The air was very parched. It was like a desert, but only much hotter. The tunnels were all illuminated in the same orange light and those voices kept on singing.
Before you know it, I was so deep into hell that I knew there was no way out; but then I looked back towards where I came from, and there was an angel following me. He was there to get me out. He was only as tall as a man and was dressed in a very modern suit with long blond hair that reached just below his shoulders. He had a sparkling complexion and seemed very content and happy. He didn’t look like a physically strong man, but he was very strong emotionally. Even though he was in this place, he knew that he was there on a mission, and was not going to stay. He looked at the beings that were in this place as the miserable ones they were. He offered no pity and left them in the condition that he found them.
When I saw this angel, I suddenly became aware of the other beings that were in the tunnels. These, unlike my heavenly friend, were miserable wretches. I don’t understand how this occurred, but two of them stood in front of me with a shopping cart; and in it, there were items that they had stolen from me. Don’t ask me to explain how they did this, because I don’t know, but the angel that was with me understood implicitly that these items belonged to me and he was there to get them back.
The hellish being stood in front of me, and the same ghostly tune was coming from his heart. This tune was coming from every being that I saw; and although their mouths were not singing, the song was coming from inside of them. It is the sound that a being makes when it realises that it is trapped eternally, with no hope of a new tomorrow. It is the song that is sung when you have to fight for water and can no longer enjoy your bread.
One of the beings moved as if to hide something in that cart. The angel glanced knowingly, as if he could see the item that was being hidden, and he reached in to get it. The being was holding my bottle of Canadian maple syrup. I knew it was mine as soon as I saw it. The angel was there to retrieve me and my things.
I was thirsty, and so I grabbed the bottle of water that I had, and drank some. The being in front of me was also longing for a drink, so I thought I would give him some. When I went to offer him the water, it exploded in the air and disappeared. He didn’t even get to enjoy one drop. Then the angel grabbed me by the arm and began to lead me out.
I believe the angel that I encountered was one of the angels that was sent to lead Lot and his family out of Sodom and Gomorrah. My angel was as unflinching in the face of evil as were the angels described in that account.
As we were walking out of the tunnels, I looked back and saw a group of twelve to fifteen of those beings gathered around. They were about to roast something for food. It was the top half of a man. All his hair was gone and his eye balls were missing. They had his body attached to wood and were about to lay him in that same fire. This was going to be their portion for supper. There was nothing else to eat in this place. Everything that God had provided for food on earth was gone and now these beings were resorting to eating themselves.
As I continued to follow the angel, I was thankful that I was not going to be staying in this place. I could hear that song louder than ever. It was coming from the corruption in each of these being’s hearts. And that is when the dream ended.
Friends, be aware that there are people around us who don’t know the love of the Lord. They don’t know the hope and peace that Jesus brings, and the salvation that sets us free from entering eternity in hell. Please, let’s pray for them. Please seek the Lord how he may use you in a divine appointment to reach them.
Lord, give us a heart after the lost, and to fill us with your love to spill out to them. We also pray for all who have been oppressed by the enemy; and where what they need has been stolen from them. We decree that restoration will come as we seek you. Thank you for restoration of the prodigals to you, for restoration of the promises you’ve given us, and we proclaim that you are Lord.
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 email@example.com. 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!
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