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.
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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,
This blog is dedicated to the prophetic writings of Darren Canning