I have been in Australia for a couple of weeks now ministering in different towns. I started my trip in Sydney where one of the biggest storms in years took place. Streets were flooded with water and houses were even destroyed along the ocean. We had a tremendous move of the Holy Spirit in the midst of that storm.
While in Sydney I saw an image of the coming wildness of the Holy Spirit to this land. I saw the wild goose anointing coming for this land. The Celtics use to describe the Holy Spirit as the Wild Goose (An Geadh-Glas). They said that the dove was a way too tame an image of the Holy Spirit because he was far more loud and untamed.
I live in the Northern lands of Canada and the wild geese fly by my house by the thousands each fall. The honking sound that they make is unforgettable. There is no way you can miss them. You can hear them coming from a long way off. The sight is absolutely amazing.
The people of God that are about to rise up in the land are going to be wild in their hearts. They will appear upon the scene with the word of the Lord and it will be loud with signs and wonders following. They will be fierce and strong. They will be fearless and they will not be forgotten.
I remember reading about St. Xavier - a friend of mine named Ian Johnson from New Zealand wrote a good book about him. I remember one vivid image that was painted about him in that book. Xavier was a fearless man. He had the gift of the martyr upon him. His ambition was to actually suffer martyrdom for the gospel’s sake. As a result of this mindset he did incredible exploits for the Lord.
He would travel into lands and preach in a bold way hoping to suffer death for Christ. HIs message was the radical truth of the Kingdom. He preached an unadulterated gospel and as a result many were touched by the power of God. You see there is power in the name of Jesus. When we begin to preach the truth in the face of all the opposition that comes against the message, then the Lord has a way of protecting and even empowering us to preach more boldly.
At one point Xavier was in a foreign land when an army started to besiege the town that he was in. The story goes that he grabbed a staff with a cross on the top and went alone into the battle. I have always thought that he was thinking that at last he would be a martyr for the gospel sake. He walked out unto the battlefield and the army that came against him turned and fled. When asked why they said they saw a giant coming toward them with fire in his eyes.
I really believe that this anointing is going to come upon the earth again and into the hearts of even the Australians. The wild Aussies are going to rise with fire in their hearts and eyes. Jesus will be their only motivation and they will gather a harvest as a result.
Another image I have kept seeing in Australia is a wild fire that burns at the roots of the land. I am told that some of the craziest forest fires are often not seen. Fire will often travel through root systems in forests and will burst here and there, but when you try to find them you, you can’t because the fire is beneath the surface. This is why you will often see fire fighters in the forest with shovels. They will dig down to find the fires.
I have had people come to me in Australia saying some thing so violent I have rebuked them right on the spot. Many are convinced in this land that revival has never come to Australia. I have heard people say that “Australia has always missed great revivals and has never had one.” I frankly don’t believe this to be true.
In my heart of hearts I see the fire beneath the surface of the people hearts in this land. There are many people right now who don’t go to church but live in their houses and the fire is in their hearts. They may not appear to be like Christians on the outside but in their heart they are guarding the things that they confess. They are careful not to curse Christ or the Holy Spirit. They are just waiting for the church to come on fire so that they can join the ranks of the Lord’s army.
Revival is not always like our imagination of it. When we try to make revival look like a certain thing we often miss the new thing that God is doing. We must ask God to give us eyes to see and ears to hear what the spirit of God is doing.
I was a database analysis for many years in government. I was very good at recognizing patterns within numbers I could see patterns emerge within the numbers that others could not see. When I would report the things I saw people were amazed because they could look at the same thing and not see it.
What I am trying to say is that there is a fire burning in the land of Australia that is absolutely amazing. God is burning beneath the surface of many hearts. This land is going to be used by God to make a great difference in the earth. This nation will be remembered as a missionary singing nation.
The warriors that are rising will have fire in their eyes and will minister the truth of the gospel in a way that will shift hearts out of complacency and into the light of God. They will be dead onto self and only aware of Jesus Christ.
I was in Alice Springs declaring this recently. In the meeting I began to declare the fire of God down on the people’s lives. I began to cry out fire, fire, fire.
There was a woman in that meeting who was under the power of witchcraft. She came to the front as I started to preach but she found it hard to stay. She shifted to another seat and then to another. When I started to call the fire down in the meeting she began to run to the back of the room and screamed as she went running out the door.
I declare that this is going to happen everywhere the gospel is preached in this land. There is a righteousness that is going to come from the pulpits that is like fire and when it hits the hearts of the people even pastors are going to come forward confessing their darkness because they will not fear. They will feel the love of Jesus and with certainty confess their sins knowing that Jesus is the healer of their hearts.
I pray for you today that you too will be swept into this new move of the Holy Spirit. I declare that you will see it, touch it and move within the power of it for the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord.
As I was ministering my first night in Australia I saw something very interesting. It was as if a whirlwind came toward me and I could see within it many hammers that were coming to help the church. These hammers were the hammers of God.
Jeremiah 23:29 says, “Is not my word like fire,” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
When I hear that the hammers are being released I believe that this is about destroying the lies and mindsets that hinder people from entering into the fulness of what God wants to do in their life. A hammer breaks down but also builds up.
When the voice of God comes He destroys darkness. When the sounds of heaven enter into the earth realm the earth is transformed by the power of God When the hammer of God came to Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones, the spirit of death was destroyed and the life of God came. When the hammer of God came to Paul on the road to Damascus Paul’s old nature was destroyed and new life began to rise in him in Christ.
When the hammers come they break the rocks that try to hinder great destiny in the life of the people. It can be a simple lie like “You will never accomplish any good thing,” but if you believe it will stop you from entering into God’s fulness. If you believe that you will always be poor then this can stop you from entering into the blessings that God has assigned to your life.
The hammers of God are a host of angelic voices that come from the throne of God to invade the earth realm. When heaven speaks to earth, the earth is changed. The Kingdom of Heaven begins to manifest in this realm.
When the hammers come physicial healing will come. When the hammers come people are delivered from evil. When the hammers come people begin to believe for the impossible. They go on great exploits. They have the strength to climb mountains, swim across great seas. There is nothing that can stop them. When God’s hammer comes and breaks the chains of doubt and oppression the people of God rise up in the valour of the mighty men of old and begin to conquer in the name of Jesus Christ.
All victory begins with a word from God. When the fire of the word and the hammer manifests darkness is destroyed in its wake. The enemy starts running because he knows the voice of God and he knows the people who know the voice of God. He will not miss with those that are filled with the word.
And so I declare that over your life today that God sis going to fill you up completely with his word and you will become victorious in all your ways. You will also bring victory to many lives in Jesus’s mighty name. This is the good ness. You will not remain bound but victorious because of the work of the cross.
So father send your hammer to the people now.
Faith is a gift from God that strengthens you to take steps that you never thought you would take. I have often thought that the reason that Abraham could leave everything he ever knew was because the voice of God convinced him completely. He did not doubt in his heart because he had an encounter with God that changed him from the inside out.
Another story I love in the scripture when Elijah went to the widow and asked her for the cake to eat. The story is interesting to me because of what the scripture doesn’t describe. The question that rises in my mind when I read this account is why would a woman who meets a complete stranger give up her last bit of food to him and leave her son and herself without. She obviously had a spirit of fear and death working in her life. In fact she was convinced of her own death and told Elijah that they were about to die.
If a person is living in such a state what must happen eternally for them to come out of the state. It had to be an encounter with God. She wasn’t just in the presence of a mere man but a part of me feels that she was wrapped up in that moment in the presence of God. She could feel the truth of Elijah’s words in her heart and knew that God was with him and that she would be blessed in serving him.
The reason that I operate in the gift of faith is because I have heard the voice of God for my life. He has convinced me that he is real and when he speaks the truth of his words radiate within my being like a lightning strike. When you have seen the great light there is nothing that can stop you from entering into the words that God speaks.
Paul the apostle was going down the road to Damascus when he was surrounded by a great light from heaven. He heard the voice of Jesus within it calling him to become an apostle to the Gentile people. This was a living word that entered deep into Paul’s experience and then guided him for the rest of his days.
Faith is really the outcome of hearing God speak. God’s voice is the fuel of faith. Seeking him becomes the way of hearing and hearing becomes the means of entering into the things unseen. When God speaks the whole world may think you are foolish but you have been convinced and as you step into what God has said what the world sees as faith in you is just really presumption on your part because God spoke, you listened and then acted.
In acting you did not have fear even though what you did was amazing in many people’s eyes. The truth though is it wasn’t faith at all that lead you to act because when you have spoken with the King and he tells you to do something you just do it. He is not hidden to those who seek him and when they hear his voice they are fruitful in the moment of hearing.
I pray for you today that you will be strengthened by the voice of God to enter into the strength of God for your life. May you be so filled with his voice that you end up going around the world twice before you ever think it is amazing.
This blog is dedicated to the prophetic writings of Darren Canning