Saturday, February 03, 2007

A miraculous sign

The day before yesterday the Father did an incredible thing to back up what He has been saying about "Call the things that are not, as though they are". Therese and I were talking on the phone, and she was telling me that she went to the Father after reading the blog where I wrote about Him saying this. She said she told the Father, "I don't get it. I believe it but I don't understand it." The Father told her, "When the Holy Spirit shows you something that you (OJP) should do, then go forward with it as though you have everything you need, because I will provide at the proper time. Call what is not yet there, as though it is."

As she was telling me about her conversation with the Father, I was in the Spirit and I said, "It is power! Not power to us as individuals, but power for His will to be done." About a half hour or so before this phone call, it had started to snow. The wind was blowing hard as it was snowing, like it does at the beginning of a blizzard. We had brought our dogs inside and we were all bracing for the new snow and the cold. I said to Therese, "Call the things that are not, as though they are is power from the Father. It would be as though I said, 'it will stop snowing in Jesus' name, because the Father says that it will'. The reason that I gave this example is because I saw by the Holy Spirit that it was a good example. Within a minute of my saying this the wind stopped, and the snowfall became very, very light. Within three minutes, it had stopped snowing altogether. Within five minutes, the sun was shining, the clouds were dissolving and we had the clearest and bluest day we have had in some time. The sky was beautiful. I stood by the window as Therese and I marveled at what the Father was doing with this miraculous change in the weather, and my back was hot from the sun. From blizzard to sun, in minutes of saying the snow will stop in Jesus' name. Then, the Father spoke again. He said, "This is a sign that what is said is true, 'Call the things that are not, as though they are".

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Call the things that are not as though they are

Last week I heard the Father say, "Call the things that are not as though they are". Yesterday, I heard Him say it again. When He first said it, I saw what He meant. As we pray for the things that we see that the Holy Spirit wants accomplished, the things that the Holy Spirit wants to be so, then pray as though they are already happening, speak as though they are already happening.

Here is an example: there are many things that we need as we go forward with OPERATION: JESUS PICTURES. We need to outfit the RV so we can travel, as the Father leads us. We need to print many, many more pictures of Jesus ($8500 for a million pictures) since we give them out all over the world, and the Father is always opening new doors. We need to mail the pictures out, which takes provision for the postage costs. We need to provide for Pastor Jean in Rwanda, so he can expand his giving of the pictures of Jesus and the showing of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST in that nation where the Father is moving among the people who are so close to His heart.

On Friday we are sending the money so Jean can buy a TV, with which he can show THE PASSION from his new and larger house in Kigali, that has electricity. We still need to buy a refrigerator so he and Beathy can have food there to share with guests who come to see the film or get free pictures of Jesus, ($300 USD for a good used one) we need to provide furniture; benches and chairs for people as they watch the film, and gas money for his travels on the motor scooter. We need to provide an automobile ($3000 USD) so Jean can go about the Father's business in the heavy rains. Sometimes now when traveling on his motor scooter during the rainy seasons, he has to stop and stand under the eaves of a building, waiting for an hour or more before resuming his travels. Yet, still he faithfully takes the pictures out, whether there is rain or not. We need to get him a DVD projector for showing the film wherever he goes, and a power pack or battery box so he can show it when the electricity goes out without warning. In Kigali, this situation has been better since the Rwandan government bought four new generators, but when he travels to the villages, it will be very useful.

There are many needs that we have before us. And the Father wants us to speak of them, as though the provision already exists. Though it has not yet been provided, He is saying to speak of it and pray about it, as though it already exists, because He is faithful and He will provide, so what we are saying and praying is true. He wants us to look and see what the Holy Spirit means by what He says to us and shows to us, and then speak as though it is accomplished.

Of course, there are deeper ramifications to what the Father is saying: Call the things that are not as though they are, and many of you will see by the Holy Spirit what He means, and will act on it. Speak of revival in Rwanda, and healing to the spirits of the people. Speak of revival in the whole world, of people turning to the Father and leaving their darkness.
Let me confess to you a weakness that I have: the Father can say and show the most powerful things, and yet I never seem to go far from thinking about provision. We need the money for the mortgage, the gas bill, the OJP phones, to mail the pictures... the list goes on and on. I think of this holy God, whom I love, who leads us always, who has the whole world on His heart and mind, who sees widespread wickedness, who feels the suffering of billions of individuals, who sees the fallen spiritual realm and their continuous wicked onslaught against humanity, and yet the topic of my conversation with Him returns again and again, to what we need. I see the Father's heart, I see the angels singing, I hear Him speak directly, or through the prophet Silvana, of powerful events, sometimes of prophetic things that have been written about for thousands of years, yet almost before the words are out of His mouth in the present day, my mind turns once again to what we need, whether to the provision for what we are doing in Him, or the provision for our households. Has it been like this with you? If it has, then join me, in Jesus' name, to call the things that are not as though they are, and leave our the fretting about events in our lives, and the needs that He sees that we have, and bring to Him our petitions about provision, about our families, our neighbors, our co-workers, or others for whom we are praying, and then trust Him to provide, to act. Together, let us call the things that are not as though they are, and then we will see our great and wonderful and loving God act with power.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Preparing the RV, GATUMBA

The Father has been speaking of taking us out to travel in the RV. He called the RV, "a mobile church". He has been telling us to outfit the RV so we can stay in it for a few weeks, or for several weeks, at a time. Yesterday, I saw the Father with some plans unrolled before him. The plans looked like a map, that was from an aerial view of a city, with blocks and sections. I could see dark blotches in every block, some deeper and thicker than others. The Father showed that this is the presence of the enemy. The enemy is all over the earth, causing harm and pain and suffering, and separation from God, wherever he can do so, aided by the many demons who assist him. As the Father takes us out in the RV, He will come against the works of the enemy, in every city, every town, every area where we go.

During the Thanksgiving season in 2006, we had the opportunity to give pictures of Jesus at a church in Albuquerque who gave away free Thanksgiving turkeys to the poor. That was a joyous thing, standing and giving pictures to people as they went through the line to receive a turkey. We talked with people and prayed for people and gave everyone pictures of Jesus. We had been asking Jesus for an opportunity to reach out to those in need, so we rejoiced as we shared the pictures of Jesus through the outreach of this particular church. Last week, Doug and Therese's daughter, Emily, met a woman who takes food out to the streets of Albuquerque and gives it to people in need. Emily gave her 500 pictures of Jesus to share with the people as she shares the food. A few days later Emily talked to the woman again, and she had already given out 250 pictures of Jesus, so Emily is giving her another 500 pictures, and we will provide more pictures as she desires them. The Holy Spirit told me that this was a fulfillment of our prayers during the Thanksgiving outreach. I saw the woman as though she were our legs. Though we don't know her, she is carrying out the will of the Holy Spirit, as she reaches the needs of people, and shares the pictures of Jesus with many.

The Holy Spirit went on to say that this is what will be true in the RV. As we go out with the Father, He will speak and act and move, and the Holy Spirit will carry out what is shown by the Father. What is said in the spiritual realm will come true in the physical realm, just as our prayers and the desire of our hearts was carried out physically by this woman in Albuquerque. This is because of the greatness of the Father, and His love and His absolute authority over the earth and everything in the spiritual realm. No demon can resist Him. No humans are outside the Father's heart, and His plans and His actions will affect many. The mobile church - the church on the move - is a sign of the action that He always desired from those who love Him.

How we rejoice when we think of the Father coming against the darkness of the enemy's forces! How long they have preyed on mankind, from the cover of their invisibility. Despair and suicide have followed in their wake, deception and unhappiness widespread from their efforts. And every human being out there is our brother, our sister; the beloved of Jesus, who sees how lost they are and how much they need Him. So, we prepare. We are having the radiator in the RV repaired in preparation for our travels in the spring, and there are other supplies we need, which we are gathering as we can.

Today, we mailed to Brother Jean a package of pictures for Gatumba, Rwanda. It is a powerful box of pictures, with 5000 of the strung pictures, 3000 of the unlaminated pictures (that we normally send to prisoners) and 1000 wallet sized small laminated pictures of Jesus, 50 dvds of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, 50 8x10s with one color and JESUS IS ALIVE AND KNOWS YOUR NAME in Kinyarwandan printed on the back. We also sent tracts of JESUS IS ALIVE: 500 in Kinyarwandan, 100 in English, 200 in French, and 100 in Swahili. We also included 500 copies of the Father's Message to Rwanda. Click here to read a transcript of a Yahoo Conference on January 18, 2007, where the Holy Spirit spoke of a demon strongman in Gatumba. The demon will be removed, the Holy Spirit will move, and the people of Gatumba will be helped. Jesus is coming into their midst!