Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Outpouring

Last night I listened to a message of Rodney Howard Browne ministering in Tenessee. He shared a prophetic word the Lord had spoken to him about America. The Lord told him it was time to mobilize the Body of Christ and focus on America. He then shared that America would be in a time of shaking and gave the following time-table: This move of God would begin in 2007, explode in 2008, and that America would experience full revival in 2009.

I have personally experienced an explosion of God's power in the last few weeks. Since the beginning of the year our church, the World Lighthouse Worship Center in Grantsville, Maryland, has been believing for breakthrough. Our Pastor shared with us in January of this year Isaiah 43:19, Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? God certainly is doing a new thing!

The breakthrough came the evening of May 2nd at the Women of Valor Conference held at the Wisp resort in McHenry, Maryland. We were in a time of praying for all of the conference attendees when suddenly there was an erruption of great joy. The intensity of the moving of God continued to escalate over the next few hours. There was intense laughter and great freedom in the spirit. God was pouring out new wine and many were intoxicated by His powerful presence.

The outpouring continued Sunday evening, May 18th at our Sunday evening service at the World Lighthouse. Melissa Flores ( and I released a prophetic word that chronicled the moves of God during the 20th century. During corporate prayer at the close of the service the power of God moved into our midst. The fear and conviction of the Lord was strong as we travailed in prayer for the lost. Our prayers reached a crescendo and breakthrough came followed by a time of great refreshing. Laughter swept the room and the atmosphere was electric with the presence of God. Many were not able to stand as we were experiencing "a new thing" from God.

I quote the Apostle Peter as he spoke after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost,

For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘ And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.' Acts 2:15-18

Our sons and daughters are prophesying! An elementary school aged boy from our church shared this message he had written with his mother after church last evening.

He wrote:

"There is a storm cloud coming. There is a black shadow over the horizon. Are you going to bury your head in the sand or are you going to fight? Fight! There's a storm cloud coming."

It is time for the church to awaken and discern the times.

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