Angels, Altars & Holy Spirit Fire

It seems that something spiritually significant was released in the earth this past Pentecost Sunday. I have had three significant reports sent to me regarding this. I’m sharing one of them today and will share the others next week. The first one is from my brother, Tim Sheets. This word is very, very powerful and encouraging. Tim shares:

“Pentecost was a day in church history that began a new and unique partnership of Holy Spirit with mankind. He not only surrounded those in the Upper Room with His presence, He filled them with it. It was a day that gave identity and purpose to the church’s very existence; the King’s Ekklesia was born (see Acts 2). Holy Spirit and His angels set the room ablaze with the fire of His presence and fell on this upper room ‘altar.’

“Angels were present in this upper room to keep the portals open, so power could fall from heaven upon the prayer warriors gathered. The angels were also there to set fire to a new movement on the earth. A new era was about to begin.

“When Holy Spirit moves, He is always accompanied by massive numbers of angels. They help minister the fire of God’s glory to the remnant. Angels are carriers of the glory-fire presence of Holy Spirit and they assist God’s movements and outpourings on the earth.

“I believe we are moving into a super Pentecost season, a fresh outpouring of Holy Spirit enabling us to take the gospel into all the world with signs, wonders and miracles. As we celebrate the great outpouring on that first New Testament altar and rejoice over what God did through the early church, we are also expectant that Holy Spirit fire will fall on the altars our prayers have been building today.

“Fire often represents God’s presence. In Acts 2, when Holy Spirit came into the room and ignited the altar, glory surged and erupted in the room. [One of the other reports I’ve received also speaks of this ‘power surge.’] Flames of fire appeared over each believer and angels of glory appeared in the flames. They administered fresh fire and assisted Holy Spirit’s new campaign.

“Angels often appear as tongues of fire in Scripture. We know that angels do not die. I often say, ‘There are no angel graveyards.’ Every angel mentioned in the Scriptures is still alive and working today. They are now working with Holy Spirit in another ‘new era campaign,’ greater than what occurred in Acts 2. The promise of God is that a movement is coming in the latter times, greater than what occured in former days.

“What will happen when Holy Spirit lights fresh fire in all the Ekklesias - churches that understand and move in Christ’s Matthew 16:18-19 mandate - at the same time? Indeed, it will be a super Pentecost, a surging, worldwide Pentecost. This has begun. A glorious Ekklesia is rising in power, one which the gates of hell cannot overcome.

“Acts 2:2 says, ‘They heard a sound from heaven like a mighty rushing wind…’

“In Ezekiel 3 and 4, we read that when cherubim flew, their wings produced a brushing or swishing type of sound. This sound has also been described by theologians as a violent type of fluttering, a drumming sound, the roar of a rapid river or the sound of galloping horses. The angels produced a sound that rumbled. In Acts 2 (Pentecost), Holy Spirit entered the upper room and announced to the world and His forming Ekklesia, ‘It’s time to rumble!’

“I have been hearing this in the spirit - a call to rumble. Every time I hear demonic doctrine being spewed, a cry from deep within me rises and says, ‘It’s time to rumble.’ When I hear the corrupt voices of Ahabs and Jezebels, I think, ‘It’s time to rumble.’ I’m hearing a bold sound arising from a determined, fearless and undaunted church.

“I’m hearing the sound of roaring fires, blazing off ‘Ekklesia altars.’ I’m hearing the sound of another rushing, mighty wind and the voice of our thundering King, whose eyes flash like flames of fire and has glory flaming from His presence. Messiah, the Breaker, is coming to make a bodacious stand on earth and answer the question regarding His relevance.

“Politicians, God-deniers, science-liars, idolaters, unjust judges and corrupt officials will understand that though they may question His relevance, He doesn’t. His glory is amping up. The voltage and power in His Kingdom are amping up. I’m hearing a call for the reigning church to engage in aggressive faith-declarations with bold authority.

“I’m hearing a mighty, rushing river and the sound of revival fires beginning to roll across the planet. This great outpouring will fuel it and be like a snowball going down a hill, growing larger and larger until it rolls over the gates of hell. It will steamroll over demonic strongholds, iniquitous systems, pretentious religion, doctrines of demons, antichrist systems of government, corrupt media, ungodly education and philosophical strongholds.

“I hear King David’s sound of marching in the mulberry trees. I hear the sound of remnant warriors arrayed for battle. I hear the rhythmic drone of angels flying in formation, coming at the speed of light to assist the King’s Ekklesia. I hear the shout of the King rising aggressively, declaring His word through His remnant and His angel armies. I hear the victory drums of heaven. I hear chariots of fire rolling into position and the rattling of dry bones. I hear locks breaking, walls falling and a great and mighty army beginning to march. I hear fire-tornadoes spinning off the altars of God to go and destroy strongholds. I hear demons screaming, ‘It’s happening again.’ (2 Samuel 5:24; Numbers 23:21; 2 Kings 6:8-23; Ezekiel 37)

“We are now progressing into an awesome new era planned by Holy Spirit. A new era denotes dramatic change. We are going to see rapid advancement and new doors of opportunity in an atmosphere of glory-surges.

“Pentecost in Acts 2 was indeed awesome, but we have been promised it will happen again at a new and higher level. We are moving into a level of outpouring never before seen. Angels are opening portals over Ekklesia altars. Signs, wonders and miracles will increase. The gospel of the Kingdom will be presented in power and revival fires will spring up, fanned by a new wind of Pentecost. Fireballs of glory, like comets out of heaven, will explode in our midst.

“I recently received a vision from the Lord, in which ‘I saw angels of glory, dressed in off-white, with brilliant white sashes. I then saw a large globe of the world that became a clock. As I watched, Holy Spirit placed Himself in the center and became the hands of the clock. He then began activating hosts of “glory angels” in the direction of each number. I saw many angels moving in the direction of the number twelve. Others moved toward one, two, three and so on, until angels had been sent to each number of the clock. I heard Holy Spirit then say, “It is time to declare the release of glory angels into all of the earth.””

Pray with me:

Holy Spirit, at Your word and command, and in the name of King Jesus, we activate the ‘glory angels’ of Your Kingdom. By the multiplied thousands, send them in every direction, until they have circled the globe. We ask for them to be activated and loosed to prepare the earth for the coming Pentecost. Send them into all the world to prepare for the activation of Your government upon the earth, and for the King and His Kingdom to expand. We loose this in Jesus’ Name! We come into agreement with Holy Spirit for this time, and we declare that His plan, strategy and activity will now be loosed throughout the earth. Do it, God, we pray, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Our decree:

We decree that a fresh outpouring of Pentecost will now be released on the earth.

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Today’s post was contributed by my brother, Tim Sheets. You can learn more about Tim here.

The Pathway to Grace and Mercy

It remains a very sad mystery to me why many in the church think it is unimportant to involve themselves in the process of government. Most of them do not even pray for our nation or government. It is also sad when they rationalize decisions to vote for people who oppose the ways and commandments of God. I have still not quite figured out how a dislike of “mean tweets” and an outspoken, sometimes brash, personality carries more weight than the lives of millions of babies. I don’t suppose I ever will. The plight of unborn babies, i.e. abortion, is rarely thought of by most Christians and never mentioned in most churches. It’s been going on so long now they’ve gotten used to the idea. For some - Millennials and Gen Z - abortion has been legal for their entire lifetimes.

America is facing unprecedented crises, perhaps in part due to the open door caused by abortion. We have an inept and corrupt government that continues to weaken and march us toward the godlessness and the insanity of socialism. In a recent article titled “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight,” Larry Tomczak lists 10 failures of the current administration. Here are six of them:

  1. “Entering office, Biden pledged with lofty rhetoric to unify us but has divided us in a way not seen since the Civil War era.

  2. $163 billion of our taxpayer federal pandemic aid has been lost to fraud (Labor Department) because of incompetent oversight and lack of proper accountability.

  3. Our southern border crisis escalates daily endangering our national security as 2,000,000 illegal immigrants, some of whom are drug traffickers, criminals, sexual predators, kidnappers, prisoners, and terrorists (43 on our ‘watchlist’) have poured into our country. The cartels supply gangs with fentanyl which resulted in 107,000 deaths in 2021 and skyrocketing gang-related violent crime in our cities.

  4. As a professing Catholic, Joe Biden has hypocritically and aggressively championed the most radical abortion position in US history, celebrating the extermination of unborn babies so that at any time, for any reason up until the moment of birth, developing infants can be killed.

  5. Inflation, gas prices, interest rates, goods and services, stock market, national debt, savings accounts 401 (k)s, supply chains (baby formula), our entire economy…all are shaking violently while Biden blames the Virus and Putin, seemingly clueless as to the severity of what’s happening and worsening. Like the Carter years, this was preventable as we were prospering during the past administration with 1.4% inflation and gas prices averaging $2.56. From day one Biden capitulated to Green New Deal zealots, stopped the XL Pipeline, and instituted regulations on the energy industry causing disastrous consequences by violating basic laws of supply and demand.

  6. Biden’s reckless and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan remains one of the low points in our history. Our state-of-the-art airbase and $80 billion of sophisticated equipment were handed to a gleeful Taliban (now reconstituting with ISIS, committed to destroying the ‘infidels’ of America.”(1)

America desperately needs revival, along with abounding grace and mercy. I believe we will receive these gifts. Prayer is the pathway to them. Intercessors For America (IFA) hosts daily prayer calls to do just that; this week they will be highlighting the upcoming Dobbs abortion decision. Quoting IFA:

“Join us Monday through Friday to pray together at 12:15 pm ET for all things related to this Supreme Court decision. Join us to pray daily until the decision is rendered and announced. Then we will shift our prayer strategy for the next phase of the spiritual battle for life--in the states. Prayer kicks off on Tuesday, June 14th at 12:15 pm ET. Call in to pray (667) 771-7910, code 2452#”.(2)

For today’s prayer, I am using one sent me by a GH15 participant, Robin Lorenzen. Holy Spirit gave her the prayer, compiled from the scriptures, 20 years ago. It is strong and encouraging. Join me as we pray it now.

Pray with me:

“Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We lift the United States of America up to You and stand in the gap for her before You. We repent for the willingness of our leaders to see her fall. We repent for ourselves, America’s citizens, for not having been vigilant to guard the gift You gave us. In the Name of Jesus Christ, we call those sins our own, we bring them to the Cross, and ask You to remove them from us and from this land. According to Your Word, we speak this word over the United States of America:

“Lord, we have heard of Your fame; we stand in awe of Your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath, remember mercy.

“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

“‘Instead of the tyranny of the present, I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters. Violence shall no more be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders, but you shall call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. Your people also shall all be uncompromisingly and consistently righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.

“‘Instead of your former shame, you shall have a twofold recompense; instead of dishonor and reproach, your people shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they shall possess double what they had forfeited; everlasting joy shall be theirs. For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong. I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them. And you shall know, understand, and realize that I am in the midst of [you] and that I the Lord am your God and there is none other. My people shall never be put to shame.’

“Listen, O heavens, and we will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. We will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of God! He is the Rock. His words are perfect, and all of His ways are just. A faithful God Who does no wrong, upright and just is He.

“In the name of Jesus Christ, we loose this nation from every assignment of satan set against her. And in His name, we bind Your promises, Father, to her. Thank You for Your healing work in this land, precious Lord. Amen.” (3)

[Scriptures quoted in this prayer are (in order):

Habakkuk 3:2 (NIV)

Jeremiah 18:5, 7, 8, (NIV)

Joel 2:32a (Amplified)

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

Isaiah 60:17b, 18 (Amplified)

Isaiah 60: 21 (Amplified)

Isaiah 61:4 (Amplified)

Isaiah 61:7, 8 (Amplified

Joel 2:27 (Amplified)

Deuteronomy 32:1, 3, 4 (NIV) ]

Our Decree:

America shall be saved!

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  3. Used by permission from Robin Lorenzen

The Power of Honor

“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the Lord your God gives you.” Deuteronomy 5:16; NASB

The Message translates this verse: “Respect your father and mother— God, your God, commands it! You’ll have a long life; the land that God is giving you will treat you well.” Deuteronomy 5:16; MSG

“Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” Romans 13:7; NASB

God places a high premium on giving honor where it is due. The Old Testament word also means esteem, respect, and even glory. The above verse from Deuteronomy regarding honoring parents, one of the Ten Commandments, was quoted by Christ, Himself (Matthew 15:13). Paul references it again in Ephesians 6:1-3: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.” (NASB)

Holy Spirit reminds us through Paul, who wrote the book of Ephesians, that Deuteronomy 5:16 is the first commandment “with a promise.” And the promise is a powerful one - a long life! But that isn’t all it promises. The Message translation of the final part of this verse says: “The land that God is giving you will treat you well.” What a statement.

Honoring covenant and obedience to God blesses not only us but also our livelihood and that which we own. When Adam sinned, the land was cursed along with him, because it was under his authority (Genesis 3:17-19). On the other hand, Deuteronomy 28 tells us our land and crops will be blessed if we honor and obey God. Insects, plagues, drought, untimely rain - all will be kept at bay (Deuteronomy 28:1-14). Honoring God - and parents, according to these verses - causes even nature to be in balance and harmony with us; the land will treat us well.

When America was controlled predominantly by a biblical worldview, honor was taught and practiced much more consistently. In our culture today, honoring God, those in authority, parents, elders (those older than us), and even friends, has diminished greatly. We need to re-examine this biblical truth and its importance.

I want to give some honor today. It would be very appropriate to honor my biological parents in this post, both of whom are in heaven. I loved them very much and still do. I also owe them an immeasurable debt of gratitude for the spiritual heritage they gave me. One day, perhaps I will say more about them.

I also have many friends and coworkers I could honor. In this post, however, I want to honor two spiritual leaders God has used greatly in my life. One of them is now in heaven, the other, thankfully, is still running the race here on earth.

C. Peter Wagner, along with his incredible wife, Doris, was a missionary in Bolivia for 16 years. "The Great Commission has been central to my life," Peter wrote in a 2012 article for Charisma Magazine. "I committed myself to missions the night I was saved when I was 19. I spent my first 16 years of ministry as a field missionary and the next 30 years as a professor of missions." (1)

Author of over 70 books, Peter was a prolific writer. He held positions at Fuller Theological Seminary, serving as Vice President of the Charles E. Fuller Institute for Evangelism and Church Growth from 1971-79 and as a professor in the School of World Missions from 1971-99. Peter’s concept of church growth was leading people to Christ, not the transfer growth so often seen in America today. Millions have come to Christ, in part, because of his efforts.

In the 1990s, God began stirring Peter’s heart toward prayer. He studied prayer, wrote several books on the subject, gathered tens of thousands of people for prayer assemblies, and was the single greatest catalyst for the worldwide prayer movement that began in the 1990s and continues today. It was at this point that Holy Spirit brought Peter into my life. His strong belief in the power of the pen caused him to urge those of us with teachings on prayer to put them in book form. This is when I wrote the book, Intercessory Prayer, which has been used around the world. Peter wrote the foreword. His influence in my life cannot be overstated.

Dr. Wagner graduated to Heaven in 2016; his wife, Doris, is still with us and continues to minister effectively for the Lord. I thank both of these spiritual giants for their tireless, selfless dedication to the cause of Christ, and the noble examples they have been. The world is better because of Peter and Doris Wagner.

Jim and Jean Hodges are Ceci’s and my spiritual parents; Jim is the apostle we have been aligned with for over 35 years. Jim was one of our professors at Christ For the Nations Bible Institute in the late 70s. He was teaching insights on the Ekklesia and the 5-fold ministry gifts of Ephesians 4 - including apostles - way back then. I know of no one with a greater understanding of and maturity in these subjects than Jim Hodges.

Papa Jim is the greatest example of a godly man I have ever known. He has taught, equipped, and imparted to me in the areas of worship, prayer, teaching, leadership, missions, and theology. His knowledge is profound, his humility is unsurpassed, and his giftings are as great as any person I’ve ever known. Jean is his stabilizing influence, faithful co-laborer, and intercessor.

Jim and Jean lead an apostolic network - they were doing so before most people in the movement today even knew what that was - assisting hundreds of leaders, who touch millions of people, in numerous nations. These two dedicated warriors have and continue to lay down their lives for others. Unquestionably, Ceci and I are where we are today, doing what we do, because of Jim and Jean Hodges. To you both we say: “Thank you. Words are inadequate and, truly, we could never repay you. We love you dearly.”

All of you, grab your phone or paper and pen - or perhaps you’re fortunate enough to be able to do so face to face - and let someone know how grateful you are for their life. It may lengthen yours.

Pray with me:

Father, You place great value on honor. You buried Moses Yourself, washed Your disciples’ feet, and stood in honor when Stephen was ushered into Heaven. You’re amazing. May we follow Your example and demonstrate the same appreciation for our families and friends.

We thank You for the pathfinders whose road we follow. We honor the teachers and instructors upon whose insights we have fed. And we salute the cloud of witnesses whose blood, sweat, and tears have pioneered Kingdom accomplishments upon which we build today. May they find us faithful…and grateful.

In the coming revival, may we model the principle of honor. Awaken in us hearts that prefer others above ourselves, and give us Kingdom mindsets that serve the greater good. Tear down earthly kingdoms, built to promote the reputations of men and help us build only Yours. You are worthy - only You - of the highest glory. We honor You. Amen.

Our decree:

We declare that the coming revival will be one that values honor.

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