Jealousy is a virus that will keep you from obtaining the blessings of the Lord for your life. It is a real feeling though and it does impact our lives deeply. I often wrestle with it. It is actually rooted in insecurity and lack of identity in Christ. When we know what Christ wants for us we will not be jealous because we know that he intends to bless us over and over again.
My social media ministry is quite large but there are people that have much bigger ministries than me. There are times that I look at the attention that other people get and I think “WHY NOT ME?” It can pain so deep in these moments and it can seem hopeless. Before you feel the need to write to me to tell me that you are praying for me please look into your own heart and see your own jealousies for a moment. A little introspection might set you free.
I believe every single person who is reading this deals with jealousy at some level. You may not be struggling the same way as I do but perhaps there is covetousness in your heart still. Do you long for what your brother and sister have? Perhaps they are better looking, richer, a different race, a different nationality or live in a nicer house than you. Perhaps the grass looks greener on their side of the fence. When you look at people instead of God you will always be dissatisfied because someone will always have something that you do not have.
When I recently found myself coveting the ministry of another social media evangelist because it was 10 times bigger than mine I began to ask God why such a thing was in my heart. When we are honest with God he is able to help us and to deliver us from evil.
He began to show me how the people who I was jealous over had incredible spiritual fathers who seemed to speak and endorse them all the time. It wasn’t even their notoriety that I was longing for but the fathers that they had.
When I was a child my mom and dad broke up. I was abandoned by both of my parents. After some time I went to live with my mother and she remarried a man that was only 11 years older than me. I was always angry with her because off that. But truthfully my mother is only 17 years older than me. She was a child who married another child.
Growing up I lived in public housing and use to be jealous of the boys that grew up in better conditions. The boys who lived in two story houses with garages and two cars in the driveway were people that I envied very much. My parents were so young they could never afford to live that way. What the Lord said to me is that you are still living like that poor boy and envying the boys that seem to have more.
I repented of course of jealousy of these boys and God brought a healing to my heart. My current jealousy was not rooted in the moment but in a wound from the past. Once we realize this our healing can come more quickly.
I love getting my heart right with God because it always results in new peace and blessing. Blessing is greater than our imagination of it. Blessing comes in the form of new relationships, new opportunities, and even restoration of things lost. Each time you allow God to heal you, each time you repent, then he is faithful and will do a new thing in your life. Your mind is transformed and your identity is restored into the creator’s image. This can only result in good things for your life.
I pray that you will have courage today to let go of your jealousies and your hatreds. I pray that God will heal your heart so that you can be freer than you have ever been before. May hope and joy fill you as you pursue Christ with all your heart and may the blessings of the Lord overwhelm you and bring you peace.
Over the last few days I have been hearing God say that he is about to tear the walls down in our lives that keep us bound in anxiety and fear. I have been hearing that he is about to accelerate this healing so that people will be prepared for the blessings that he has for them in the next season. This is a good reason to receive healing from the Lord.
Yesterday I heard the Lord say that he is about to release the Guided Glory Missiles which will enter into the deepest places of resistance in our hearts. These are areas of our lives where we have been struggling emotionally for a long time. Some of the people that are about to receive his healing will even have clinical definitions given to them by the medical community and some of them will seem incurable in the natural.
These glory bombs are going to overwhelm you with the love of God. You are going to see life differently. I remember about 5 years ago I had such a deliverance in my life that the very next day I saw colors differently. I was driving down a highway and couldn’t drive the car fast because all I wanted to do was look at the colors of God’s creation. I had never experienced a moment like that before.
God is able to deliver us from anything. When I first came to Christ 12 years ago I was suffering with suicidal thoughts and with severe depression. I had fear so deep in my heart that I use to sleep on my mother’s floor because I didn’t want to sleep in my room alone because I was so afraid. I was 32 years of age. I wonder how many of us would be this honest. It makes me laugh now to see how far I have come. I couldn’t even sleep with the lights off back then.
My testimony is that God showed up in dreams and visions and began to heal me of many of the things that held me captive in my life. When he began to speak to me I understood that he was the creator of the universe and I had nothing to fear.
His healing never stops. He is constantly dealing with the pains of my heart and I am constantly receiving his grace day by day. This is what I believe is the renewal of the mind that the Apostle Paul spoke about.
Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 says “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
When we past the place of the flesh and enter beyond the veil into life in the spirit our emotions come to peace. What we need is the Holy Spirit to draw us deeper and deeper into the place of God’s thoughts for our lives. When his thoughts overwhelm us we become new because these help form a new identity inside of us. This identity is from God and not from Satan or man. It is an identity that helps us to truly function in the earth.
Yesterday I heard the Lord say that the walls are coming down in people’s lives and he likened it to the walls of Jericho. He said that the enemy has strongholds in our lives that seem impenetrable but they are about to come down. These are areas of hurt that people have been living with for a long time. When God’s word comes to you like a flood you are going to be overwhelmed by his goodness and peace will enter into the places of brokenness in your life.
The enemy will be silenced by the goodness of our Lord. You don’t have to worry because this is not something you can do by your own strength or power. This is something that God is going to do as a sign and wonder of his great love for you. What he does for your life will also become a possibility for many other lives. Your life is going to become a prophetic expression of the goodness of God. God wants to set every single person free. When he moves in your life he is saying that he can move in every life.
The key for your life is to seek God with all your heart. The promise from God is that if you seek him you will find him if you seek him with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13) and that which you seek is going to be more valuable that money can buy. It is the pearl of great price (Matthew 13:45-46). It is worth leaving all behind because that which Jesus has prepared for you is greater than anything you can ever imagine.
My hope and my prayer for you is that you will find Christ in the center of your heart. Even now I see people with chains holding them down. Christ is standing beside you with a hammer that can destroy those chains. Just call out to him and he is faithful and will change your every circumstance.
Father open up the floodgates and release a million thoughts of good into the people’s lives. Let them know that you love them and care for them and have a plan for them. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” This is not just a passage in the bible it is a promise and it is for you.
When I first got this passage I woke up two nights in a row and on the clock it was 3:33am. I knew that God was saying something but wasn't sure what. A few days later I heard a preacher preach from this passage. I knew that it was God’s great joy to give me revelation for my life to bring healing and deliverance. And it is his joy to do the same for you. You are about to receive revelation that will set you free.
So seek him and you will find him. Press into his heart and he will press toward you and great healing will come to you like a flood. Your mind will be overwhelmed by his Glory Missiles that are coming your way and you will walk and not grow weary and run and not faint.
Recently I had a strong word from the Lord as I was driving down a road in Australia. I heard the Lord say strongly in my heart, “IT SWITCHED,” and immediately came the confirmation. The town that we drove through was called Ipswich. My friend who was with me thought I was trying to say the name of the town and corrected me. I said “no, the Lord just told me that “IT HAS SWITCHED.” I didn’t even see the name of the town until after I heard the Lord speak.
So something is changing in the spirit over the church in this hour. Things that would have never happened in your life before are about to happen. For instance, I recently had experiences that I have never had in my life before. Two family members came to visit me from my father’s side of the family. That never happened in my life before. I was completely surprised by this. I had always wanted them to visit me but something was blocking it. The Lord changed it in a moment.
I declare that this will happen in your lives as well. I declare that things that you always desired but have never happened will begin to happen in your life. I believe that this also has to do with the spirit of lack in the church. I am believing that many are about to experience supernatural Jubilee and those that have been living in poverty, and as slaves to the economy, are about to experience a new increase and abundance in their lives.
I am also believing that those who have been dealing with health issues for a long time are about to experience healing. Long term disabilities, hearing problems, disabled limbs, pain in joints and insomnia are about to be healed in people’s lives. God is also about to heal people's emotional issues.
A shift is coming in the way that people think and react to difficult emotional situations. God is about to touch people deeply and pull out roots that have been bothering them for all their lives. This includes the nightmares and torment that keep people awake at night. This is the worry that stops you from sleeping.
Last night in a dream I was in the kitchen of a person’s house. I believe that the Lord was dealing with my own heart issues, but I also believe that he is speaking to the church in general through my life. I believe that my life is a prophetic word and possibility for other lives. What God is doing in me is a possibility for your life as well. What he speaks to me and heals in me he wants to do in you as well.
I honestly deal with anger issues at times. There are times when people are controlling that I react very negatively. When people try to order me around and tell me what to do or when they suggest that I am lazy, when I am not, this can really bother me. I am being honest with you right now and before you get all pious and write to me about what I need to do to have a better heart I want you to instead to focus on your own heart issues. God is wanting to deal with the roots of fear and anxiety in your life so give him permission to do so, as I give him permission to do so in mine.
In this dream I saw an angel turn on an exhaust fan in the kitchen. Kitchens in dreams represent the heart and emotional issues. I had been in that kitchen many times but I never noticed that fan before. It was a powerful fan that pulled all the foul odors out of the kitchen. It was a refreshing fan. It even pulled clean air back into the room.
I woke and knew that the Lord was speaking to the greater church. He was saying that he is about to do a work in people’s hearts. He knows your heart and he knows how to clean it up. God is about to install some new software into your thinking. He is about to remove some of the old wiring that caused negative thought patterns to flow.
You may be wrestling with the same kind of things that I am. Perhaps you get angry with people who are difficult. Inside you don’t choose to get angry but when certain things happen it is like you can’t control yourself. The Lord is saying that he is about to change things in your heart. These triggers are going to be removed and life is about to get easier for you. You are about to be refreshed and become refreshing to many.
With this switch and shift you are about to enter into a better life. God’s blessings will flow more easily. I have discovered that every time God heals my heart it makes room for something good from the Lord. When we give him our ashes he always gives us beauty and joy.
Isaiah 61;3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
God always wants to bless. He is the God of all blessing. All good things come from him. He is the source of all that is good and wonderful. As we seek him we shall find him but we must seek him with all of our heart. In the seeking he prunes us so that we might become more fruitful and this fruitfulness is his life and blessing flowing through us. As we become more like him we have the greatest gift of all which is his peace deep within us overflowing, pressed down and pouring out.
I declare that this is a brand new day for you. It has switched and your shift is here. Get ready.
Let God grant us grace and bless us;
let God make his face shine on us, Selah
2 so that your way becomes known on earth,
so that your salvation becomes known among all the nations.
3 Let the people thank you, God!
Let all the people thank you!
4 Let the people celebrate
and shout with joy
because you judge the nations fairly
and guide all nations on the earth. Selah
5 Let the people thank you, God!
Let all the people thank you!
6 The earth has yielded its harvest.
God blesses us—our God blesses us!
7 Let God continue to bless us;
let the far ends of the earth honor him.
Get ready to be blessed beyond blessing. God is about to open the floodgates of blessing over your life and this as a sign and a wonder to the world around you that he is able to bless those who seek him (Psalm 67).
I have shared words like this before but I really feel an emphasis on it right now. God wants to increase you and to give you incredible gifts. This will make those that do not serve him realize that there is a God that is able to bless them.
The God of this world adds wealth with sorrow, but our God will add blessing to your life with no negative consequences (Proverbs 10:22). There are many people who do not understand the blessings of Christ. They do not want to admit that his blessing includes a beautiful home, a nice car, traveling the world etc., but I declare that the forerunners are now rising who will be an example to the body of Christ of the great blessings that there are in serving him.
Deuteronomy 28 describes the blessing that comes in Christ. It says that everywhere you go you will be blessed. It says that your house will be blessed, your cupboards will be blessed, your job will be blessed, your children and your animals will be blessed. It describes increase without sorrow. You should meditate on this passage until the truth of what it says fully enters your heart.
In Christ this is my testimony. The blessings of God have come into my life with great joy. I don’t even suffer sadness anymore. I don’t struggle with anxiety or fear. When these try to come upon me I cast them down and remain in joy and peace. The enemy tries but he is defeated in my life by the blood of the lamb. My life is filled with the joy of the Lord and everyday I wake up with peace in my heart. This can be your portion also.
When you are convinced of the blessings of God you do not worry about money. You just know that God has to take care of you because of the promises that there are in Christ Jesus. Because I am in Christ the same blessing that was on Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be upon my life and they were not poor people. In fact they were consider princes in their time. They owned great herds and wealth. They had many people working for them. When people saw their wealth they knew they were blessed. And they knew that this blessing came from their God.
My declaration over you today is that you also will receive the blessing of Abraham in Christ. Galatians 3:14 says, “He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”
Now did you read that. Can you accept it by faith because starting today if you will accept it your path forward is going to be much more blessed than the path you walked yesterday.
Get ready Jesus is about to return what the locust stole from your life. He is about to give you much more than your imagination will allow you.
Recently I was taking a nap in my van waiting for my youngest children to wake up from their naps when I went into a vision and saw something marvelous. I was in a waiting room in heaven where there were many people and angels present. They were all excited because there was a shift about to come into the earth. I could feel the exuberance in the room and knew in my own heart that I was going to be a part of this shift.
There are some of you that are about to shift into new things in your life. God is about to send promotions into the earth. There are some of you that in the last season were without honor and recognition in the earth but in the new season you are about to have ministries that will impact towns, regions and nations.
There are some of you that have not owned property in your lifetime. In fact there are some of you that for many generations your family has been under constant poverty. I declare that the next season something is about to shift for you. You are about to possess lands and this will continue into the next generation.
There are some of you that are about to shift cities. God is about to bring you to a new city where you are going to prosper in a new way. Some of you will change cities for jobs and promotions while others will birth new ministries.
I even see a shift coming in favor for Christians in this hour. There is a new fear of God about to rise up in the land. God is going to make himself real to the nations. He is going to be highlighted in a powerful way by vessels that are ready to be used. These are sons and daughters who have gone through the fires and are now in place where they can carry the presence of God in a very humble way. God is shifting you. I see ladders that you are about to climb into the revelation that you need to enter into the greater season.
The excitement in heaven for this season is palpable. The saints are waiting in eager expectation and celebrating what God is doing in the earth in this hour (Hebrews 12:1).
I am sensing a shift coming to the hearts of people. People who are bound by fear, anxiety and sadness are about to be filled with a new hope. You are going to be renewed and it will be like the new wine is filling your senses. I see people shifting into the new wine. In one moment people who were doomed to feeling pain the rest of their lives are going to be restored. There is coming a resurrection power to lift people from the dry dead bones of despair into the life of the presence.
Just yesterday I saw this in a couple I was praying for. There was such despair over the woman in particular. I saw a deep sadness that came upon her. She also had broken her leg and elbow in an accident. I could see that the enemy brought deep despair to her heart. As I prayed I saw the resurrection power come out of heaven and begin to shift her from one place to the next. I declared that the resurrection power was transforming her and in that moment it began to happen.
I declare the same power upon your life today. I declare joy unspeakable and filled with glory is going to fill you. You are going to experience a supernatural shift.
Father I thank you for every heart that is reading this now and ask you to touch them with your power. Let them know that you see them and have a great plan for their life. Father I pray that you will set them free and break every chain that is holding them down. Let them know your great love for them today.
The Isaiah 54 Anointing - A Time to Expand
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
stretch your tent curtains wide,
do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
strengthen your stakes.
3 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
your descendants will dispossess nations
and settle in their desolate cities.
There are times that God speaks that there is an immediacy to what he is saying. Over the last three weeks I have been hearing God say hundreds of times that we are in an Isaiah 54 season. For me this is about entering into the promises of God by force. People who will listen to what I am saying will be like Joshua and Caleb who entered into the Promise Land and took that which was their inheritance in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God has more than you can even imagine for your life. Most people will live in complacency and not accept the greater blessings that God has in store for them. There is a poverty mentality in the church in which the people of God will actually accept less that what God would have for their lives because they think they don’t deserve it. The truth is that God has more for your life than you can imagine in any one moment.
There are people reading this post right now that need some new things. There are some people who need cars, houses, boats, and planes for the gospel's sake. I actually believe that we are in a strong window in this moment for obtaining these things for our life.
On the Jewish Calendar we are actually in the year 5776. This is the Jewish year of Jubilee. Jubilee was instituted by God as a day when all of Israel were liberated from slavery and debt. Every 50 years God commanded that Israel to return ancestral lands to the people who became poor in the previous 50 years (Leviticus 25:1-4, 8-10).
The Jews in Egypt were a people bound by slavery. When they were delivered from that life God made it so that they would never be permanently slaves again. During the 49 years up to the jubilee people may have gone into debt or lost lands because of poverty but when the Jubilee occurred they were set free and their lands were returned to them. This was an inheritance of the Lord.
Can you imagine for a moment what it must have been like for those who lived in poverty the day before Jubilee to have their lands returned to them. It was something they would never have accomplished on their own strength but with the strength of God they became free and had their portion of wealth in Israel again.
Jubilee occurred on the day of atonement which was the day that the High Priest went into the temple to perform the sacrifice for all of Israel. The priests would shed the blood of one lamb for the nation but he also laid his hands on a second sacrifice and released the sin of Israel onto the head of the scapegoat. This animal was then released into the desert to live freely (Leviticus 16).
This is very much symbolizes what Christ did for us on the cross. There is not one of us who is without sin (Romans 3:10). There is not one of us who deserves to be free. The weight of our sin would have destroyed us if it weren’t for Christ sacrifice on the cross.
In Christ you and I were meant to live in Jubilee. This is a spiritual principle about being set free from the weight and burden of sin but I believe it is more than this. I believe Jesus intended us to live in wealth in this world. I believe God wants us to possess the lands, to earn a good living and to be free financially so that we are not burdened or a burden to anyone and so that we can bless many.
There are so many of you reading this that are struggling with poverty, debt and lack. This is not a blessing. It is a curse and the people in our time are plagued with it. Poverty is a spiritual reality that keeps people captive. It is a mentality that will keep you from entering into the promises of God for your life. Poverty will tell you that you can’t obtain a greater life because you can’t afford it or because you do not deserve it. Debt will lock you into failure for generations to come. Fear of finances will bind you and keep you from accomplishing great things for the Lord.
I think naturally I am what you might call a risk taker. In Christ though because of the great way he speaks to my heart I have learned to take great steps of faith. This has resulted in me doing things I never imagined that I would do and obtaining things in life I have always dreamed of.
In the last year I have preached in 16 nations around the world and some of them two times. I have driven through the rocky mountains and I have stood beside three of the earth’s major oceans - the atlantic, the pacific and the Indian Ocean. I have been in the Caribbean and I have been to the Mediterranean sea. At the beginning of this year I had so much debt and my car was really old. I needed a new car but in the natural I would have had to wait three more years to get it. Today I have two new cars and one of them is a brand new sports car.
I know that many you get upset when we begin to talk about possessing material things, but God is not upset about this. I have learned to give these things away when God tells me to. I have given two vehicles away this year, plus about three months salary.
When God says that he is going to expand you, and really this is what Isaiah 54 is about, there is nothing that you have to fear. When the 12 spies went into Canaan land and saw the giants they were terrified. However, God actually would have destroyed those giants if they had stepped into believimg that he could. As a result they spent 40 years in the desert wandering until a generation rose up that could believe that God would help them with their giants.
Who are the people in this generation that will believe for more. I intend to be one of those. I grew up in relative poverty for the culture that I live in. As a young man I asked the Lord for wisdom to help me to enter a better life for myself. He has helped me all along the way.
Every step that I have taken has been by faith. Everything that I have has come when I have dared to believe that God has more for my life. I got my house this way. I will get my bigger house this way. I got my education this way and my small business and ministry have grown as a result of listening to him. He has more for you than you are even willing to receive.
I challenge you today to believe for more. I pray that God gives you the faith to enter into his greatest promises yet. Get ready for your Isaiah 54 season. Get ready for your Jubilee. Get ready to be a sign and a wonder to the nations of the great provision that God provides to his people.
There are times that God will speak through patterns that seem to be strange to the natural mind but he does speak in these ways nevertheless. Recently many in the prophetic movement have been noticing that God is speaking through the number 212. I myself have also experienced this number over and over in the last few months.
When I was in Australia I did a TV interview on a show called Firestarters with my fellow prophet Darryl Crawford-Marshall from Adelaide. As we were waiting for Pamela Segneri to interview us, we noticed that the room number of the show was 212. It stood out to us both as significant even though we didn’t have an understanding of what it meant at the time.
I kept seeing 212 almost the entire time I was in Australia. Sometimes patterns can be overwhelming especially when you don’t have understanding of what they mean. When this happens to me I just begin to pray and ask God to give me revelation. He is a good father and gives good gifts to his children and one of the best gifts is revelation of his voice. I want to know his heart and hear him clearly so that when he speaks I understand.
212 is a significant number for me also because my house is 212 on the street that I live. The name of my street is Franktown Road and the meaning of the name "Frank" is "free one."
When I came back to Canada after 9 weeks in Australia I was invited to speak at a conference in my region called “Igniting Ottawa, Awake the Nation.” The meetings are taking place at 212 Murray Street in the Byward Market at the FIRE OF GOD CHURCH - another example of 212 in an address. The Pastor of this church is a wonderful man named Alex Ozorio who is very hungry for God do great things.
Mark Redner, one of the leaders of the Igniting Ottawa meetings and my pastor for the last 12 years, was recently in San Diego, where he went to hear Jerame Nelson and Jeff Jansen preach at the San Diego Fire and Glory Outpouring. My understanding is that during the meeting Jeff asked one of his friends what their hotel room number was and it was 212. Jeff got very excited and began to prophesy about the coming of a great revival like the Latter Rain movement that started in New Battleford, Saskatchewan on February 12 or 212.
In that meeting Jeff also prophesied over Mark Redner and Canada declaring that a revival would come to the country and would spread like wild fire. He said that the tails of 300 foxes would be set on fire and that they would run through the wheat fields and fire would spread everywhere they go. Wheat represents the harvest and I declare the harvest will be gathered in this hour. The foxes represent those who will carry the fire into the nation.
212 is also the temperature that water begins to boil underneath the Fahrenheit scale.
What is interesting to me is that most of the 212’s that I mention above are associated with heat or fire. The TV show in Australia was called FIRESTARTERS. THE CHURCH in Ottawa where the Igniting Ottawa meetings are taking place is called the FIRE OF GOD church and Jeff Jansen prophesied the burning of the wheat fields at the FIRE AND GLORY outpouring in San Diego and water boils at 212.
This is suggesting to me that a mighty fire of God is coming into the church in this hour. In fact two days ago I was taking a nap near a beautiful lake when I had a quick vision. In this vision I was in a waiting room in heaven where everyone was very excited because there was coming a shift in the earth realm. Something was about to happen. I believe that this fire of God that everyone is prophesying is about to overlap the nations of the earth and many are about to be brought into the kingdom.
We have to lay down our right to be the center of what God is doing. Many will be used to bring in this harvest. It is the way that it has always been. Matthew 9:38 says, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." This should be our prayer and our cry.
There is and always will be a need for more laborers in the harvest field. God wants to raise people up in this hour to release his fire in the earth. There will be hundreds that God will use this way. I pray that those of us who have been in ministry for a while will lay down our rights to be the center of what God is doing because God will use whoever he wants anyway. If you stand in the way don't be surprised when he goes around you.
Great revival is coming to the nations. Many would like to be the main person in the middle of what God is doing, but he chooses to be the center. He is the only center. He will move in his way and maximize the fruitfulness of everyone. Each one of us that puts his/her hand to the plow will see the coming of the harvest, but we must remain humble because that is the only way we are going to see God do great things.
My prayer is that God will move in a mighty way in every town in the earth and that a harvest of souls will be brought in. My prayer is that every minister will be released from the bondage that they are under so that they can walk in a mighty way in this hour to see the gifts and fruit of the spirit released in a powerful way.
May the fire of the Holy Spirit begin to fall all around you and may the 212 season begin. Jesus is the Lord of the harvest so as we focus on him alone we will see great things. May his name alone be uplifted and magnified because his is the only name that can save. Blessings to you all.
This blog is dedicated to the prophetic writings of Darren Canning