About a week ago I was in Louisiana at my friend Mike Barnett’s house. While sitting with him, in his little cabin on the water where the sun had just set over the lake. an angel flashed through the room like a bright light. I then saw him sitting on the couch. He wasn’t very tall, and he looked like an old man with a long beard and white gown. He reminded me of the image I saw in my youth of father time.
As I was watching him he stood up and ran faster than a young man. He went like light out through the window and onto the lake and then to the stars.
I said, “Holy Spirit what is his name?”
And I heard the Holy Spirit say, “Acceleration.” I know what acceleration means, but I thought I would look up the meaning online so that I can accurately depict what this angel came to declare.
‘Acceleration,’ according to dictionary.com, means the act of accelerating; increase of speed or velocity, or a change in velocity, or (as in Mechanics) the time rate of change of velocity with respect to magnitude or direction; the derivative of velocity with respect to time.
It is the last meaning that I find the most interesting. It relates acceleration to velocity and time. To me this is very prophetic in that God is saying that he is about to bring velocity to destiny and people are going to move quickly into the promises that he has made to them, or another way of saying it, get ready the things that you have been years waiting for are about to come to pass. You are about to ACCELERATE into destiny.
I was in California about five days ago. I was with my friend Gayle Arthur-Walti. The first morning I was there I had written on my Facebook page about the encounter with the angel I mentioned above. When I came out of my room at Gayle’s house she said to me, “I feel like something happened on November 1. She said, “I believe we have entered a season of acceleration. What do you think?” I was amazed and told her to go read my Facebook update.
I am not sure if you knew this about me or not, but I am also a prophetic artist. I love painting and have been doing so for about 15 years. In fact, I have painted close to 1200 paintings at this point. I have no idea where most of them are located. I have sold them all over the world. Like you I have promises attached to my life that God spoke many years ago. One such promise was related to my art.
I go to a little country church in Canada called the Oasis. It is located on a farm just outside of Ottawa in a little hamlet called Kinburn. Our church is the first church that was planted in Canada after Azuza street. We are now about 106 years old. I had the opportunity while in Los Angeles to go to Bonnie Brae House where the meetings started before they got to big that they had to moved to Azuza. It was a great honor to be there.
The man that started our church was named Robert E. McAlister. He was the first recorded person to have traveled to the Azuza Street Revival from Canada. The story goes that he left Canada by train around 1909 to go to LA. He traveled for four days across the continent. As soon as he got off the train he went to Azuza and got filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in tongues. Without hesitation he got right back on the train (the same day) and came back to our valley where he went to his church in Cobden and immediately got kicked out. There were three ladies praying together in Kinburn. He went to them and they started a church. Revival meetings have been occurring there ever since for almost 100 years.
It was outside of this little church that a promise came from God to me. I was standing with a man who was coming to our church for a season. He loved art and was talking to me about my art. Apparently, there was an artist in the Ottawa Valley that he really liked that he mentioned to me. That is when the Holy Spirit spoke to me through this man. He was talking about another artist, but his words were also for me.
The man said, “There is an artist in the Ottawa Valley whose paintings sale for thousands of dollars.” As he was saying this from across the street and over the corn field it was as if a wind came carrying the voice of God and I heard, “THAT ARTIST IS YOU.” I was filled to overflowing on the spot. Up to that point the most I made on one of my paintings was a few hundred dollars. I believed this word and have been confessing it ever since.
Many times since then I have made good money on my art. There have been days that I have made thousands on my paintings but never for one painting. I would make thousands on 10 paintings. I am not complaining at all. It is an honor for me to be able to travel and paint and make money doing it. I feel very spoiled in life. This is the favor of God.
However after the ANGEL OF ACCELERATION appeared last week something shifted. I got home from my 10 days away in Louisiana and California and there was a message in my inbox on my Facebook ministry page. There was a woman from Melbourne who had connected to my ministry in July testifying to how she ahs been touched over and over by my daily prophetic words and how she really enjoys my art. She said I want to commission a piece of art from you for $2222.00 USD which in Canadian was $2700 or more importantly thousands of dollars. The word that I had heard 6 or 7 years ago was in acceleration and now had come to pass quickly after that angel appeared.
2222 is a very interesting number to me. When I see it, I think of Isaiah 22:22 which says, “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” I believe there is acceleration coming to open doors for you that have been shut for a long time. God is about to do it. The Holy Spirit is about to whisper your name into many ears and you are about to enter into the things that have been long promised.
The key to all of this is to listen and obey and to trust. We can’t please God without faith. Everything you and I will enter will be only by faith. There is no other key but faith that unlocks all other keys.
I declare faith over you today. I declare that you will be known for your great acts of boldness for Christ. He is the center of our faith and the only reason we exist. May all your ways please him and may his face always shine upon you.
This blog is dedicated to the prophetic writings of Darren Canning