THE SEASON IS SHIFTING

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THE SEASON IS SHIFTING, AND YOUR SEASON CHANGES WITH IT. DOORS, ONCE CLOSED, ARE NOW OPENING. GUARD THE DEPOSIT OF THE WORD THAT I HAVE PLACED IN YOU FOR THERE IS MORE TO BE ADDED. FRESH REVELATION IS AT HAND. EVEN NOW, A FRESH WORD IS BEING QUICKENED TO YOUR SPIRIT. MEDITATE UPON IT AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF RELEASED FROM CYCLES OF CONFINEMENT AND LIFTED UP TO A NEW LEVEL. LET MY WORD TAKE ROOT AND YOU WILL HAVE CLARITY OF DISCERNMENT AND DECISION MAKING. YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO. MY WORD IN YOU WILL MAKE A WAY WHERE THERE WAS NO WAY. YOU WILL MARK A PATH FOR OTHERS WHO HEAR YOU AND COME BEHIND YOU. STEWARD THE HUNGER. STAY HUNGRY AND THIRSTY. IT WILL LEAD YOU TO THE BANQUETING TABLE OF POWER THAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR YOU…EVEN SPREAD IN THE PRESENCE OF YOUR ENEMIES.

We are advancing! There is more ground for you. Not everyone is willing to expand their capacity to take it, but you will.

You are getting a RARE INVITATION.

“Jesus answered them, “To you it has been GRANTED TO KNOW the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has NOT BEEN GRANTED.

“For WHOEVER HAS, to him MORE shall be given, and he will have an ABUNDANCE; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” (Matt 13:11-12)

This is an important point. To him who “has,” MORE shall be given.

Has what?

If you don’t have it you lose what you’ve got. So what is it?

Whatever this is…it’s a priceless commodity. It is the secret to supernatural increase.

Jesus gives a clue right before this verse. “To him who HAS EARS TO HEAR let him hear.”

It has to do with hearing. It is this – UNDERSTANDING by REVELATION.

If you have the ability to HEAR what the Spirit says, you have the gift given to Solomon…”a HEARING HEART.” Give attention to what the Spirit is saying and you shall have ABUNDANCE.

The Spirit and the Word agree. Get ready. The Feast of Tabernacles is the next great feast to experience in the last days. We’ve had Passover and Pentecost. Tabernacles is when Jesus secretly went to the temple and began to TEACH. This coming feast is the feast of the OPEN BOOK! Scriptures Daniel was told to “seal up” are finding the seals broken as the day approaches.

Learn to scan the Bible with a hungry heart. Your born again human spirit will pick up on what the Holy Spirit is speaking.

God’s Spirit communicates with your spirit and your spirit conveys understanding to your head. It’s called a “revelation” or a “rhema.”

Romans 8:14-16 says – “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God… The Spirit Himself bears witness with OUR SPIRIT.”

If you have ears to hear, you’ll have a feast to eat.

God will take you on a journey from book to book and reveal connections to you that will literally rewire your mind to think with the mind of Christ.

To live this way, you will need to put to death every competing desire, addiction and distraction. You will have to re-prioritise what’s important. You’ll have to overcome the persecution and tribulation that comes “because of the Word,” but you will have a fresh reviving as the Spirit and the Word come alive IN YOU and THROUGH YOU.

LANCE

Stop Talking Like That- You Need Love!”

1510611_10152349633704936_8264449691204888177_nProphetic Watch Word – “Stop Talking Like That- You Need Love!”

It is a source of increasing amazement to me that believers read the same Bible and MISS ENTIRELY the parts that challenge their most cherished stereotypes of real raw and vital Christianity.

I would rather win a friend than win an argument. Like most of you, I would rather avoid confrontation…BUT I’ve had to man up when protecting the 60% from the 20%.

CONSIDER…HERE IS SOME STARTLING DATA

Regarding our social ills like – pro-pornography laws, pro-socialism, anti-American education curriculum, late-term abortion:

- 20% are aggressively in the wrong
- 60% are confused in the middle
- 20% are aggressively right

If you are silent to the 20% who are wrong you let them SHAPE THE NARRATIVE THAT PERSUADES THE MIDDLE!

Christians think they are being coy by saying they are “spiritual” rather than “Christian.” They are embarrassed to confess affiliation with a church – but note, the secular world still steps on you or over you as you speak. Lacking “salt” and a winsome well thought world view the American believer is simply “trampled underfoot”…just as the Master warned.

Likewise, I hear the cute evasion among the faithful “not wanting to be political.” Really?

JESUS WAS NOT CRUCIFIED BECAUSE HE AVOIDED CONTROVERSY – He was THE controversy. And His execution was BECAUSE He got political. He threatened the dynasty of the High Priest and their monetary system as He overturned their tables- literally. And when did Pilate “wash his hands” in feigned innocence? When he trembled at the crowd shouting “If you let this man go, you are not a friend of Caesar!”

Can’t tell you how odd it is when people write to me “You should not talk against ‘so and so’ or about whomsoever’s views. I write about what matters. When did we collectively decide to sign off and make Christianity the toothless domesticated pet of popular opinion? When did we decide it was uncool to declare a prophetic perspective on right and wrong?

This was not the path of Martin Luther or Martin Luther King, but it has become our path.

What sort of mind numb limp pasta are we modeling? How are we raising up the next generation to stand against the monstrous evils facing them?

Was John the Baptist having a bad hair day when he rebuked Herod for his many evils? Or how about Jesus who had the bad manners to insult his dinner host in front of His guests when he noted how he and his friends silently judged a wayward woman who washed his feet with tears?

My favorite conundrum in Christian kindness and civility is Paul- the Al Qaeda Pharisee turned Pentecostal.

For 20 years I quoted him at every wedding as I Pastorally presided. Sighting 1 Cor 13:4-5 I quoted…
“Love is patient, love is kind…it does not act unbecomingly; … is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,…”

Now…from the same sponsor who brought to you the comforting wedding verse just quoted I bring to you the loving next quote…

“Then Paul said to him, ‘God will slap you, you corrupt hypocrite! What kind of judge are you to break the law yourself by ordering me struck like that?’ ” (Acts 23:3)

PAUL TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK?
Or how about Paul’s long-suffering reply to a sorcerer who contradicted him while he was trying to witness to a political figure…

…”But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him, and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord? “Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.… (Acts 13:10-12)

I guess God must have agreed as He smote the sorcerer with temporary blindness.

Consider now Paul’s loving way of evangelizing…

“He refuted the Jews with powerful arguments in public debate. Using the Scriptures, he explained to them that Jesus was the Messiah.” (Acts 18:28)

Some people say “Yea, but he figured out later a better method was through using signs and wonders.” Really? Somebody should have told Peter that method, along with the other Apostles because they had some heated discussions…

(Acts 15:7)
After there had been MUCH DEBATE, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.”

Seems like the other elders and Apostles were comfortable debating important matters among themselves.

Let’s settle the matter…

Love can have an opinion and love can stay in love even as love debates.

Amen.

Lance

The hidden wisdom

10565130_10152630938594936_1530876890542248304_nMidnight HIDDEN WISDOM Watch

Paul calls it “The hidden wisdom.” What is it? By itself, wisdom is the ability to see and perceive from God’s perspective, for “the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (I Samuel 16:7b).

We cannot understand from our viewpoint. We must leave our earthly, human ability and see as He sees. You have this capacity built into you as a believer. God inside you knows what you need to know.

GOOD WISDOM AND BAD WISDOM
Note—There is a wisdom that comes from ABOVE, and there is a wisdom that is earthly and even DEVILISH (James 3:15-17). You need God’s wisdom to rise up and break up the strategy from hell that tears apart your nation. This wisdom comes from your born-again spirit man…not your soul. More on that in a moment.

A remarkable insight into HIDDEN WISDOM is found in Luke 10:21: “Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, ‘I thank You Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the wise and prudent while REVEALING them to babies; yes Father, for that is Your good pleasure.” The Father “reveals”.

Hidden wisdom is revealed to those who are childlike and receptive. The childlike are humbly dependent on God’s help. This type of knowledge isn’t gained through mental gymnastics, it is the revelation of the Father. Every child of God has access to hidden wisdom stored up for them on the inside.

SURPRISING INSIGHT INTO
WHERE GOD HIDES YOUR ANSWER

“Behold, thou desirest truth in the INWARD PARTS; And in the HIDDEN PART thou wilt make me to know wisdom.” (Psalm 51:6)

Notice man has inward parts or compartments. Man is a triune being. Paul wrote: “May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Thes 5:23) See that? – “spirit, soul and body.”

Now, remember that verse about God desiring truth in the INWARD PARTS? The two inward parts of your inward or inner man are your soul and spirit. The wisdom of God is hidden inside the “hidden part” – IN YOUR SPIRIT!

NOW can you see why “praying in the spirit” amplifies your access to wisdom stored up for you? Likewise do you see why people who meditate on the Word of God have an advantage? The Word of God is spiritual food for your spirit man. God desires “truth in the inward parts”- soul and spirit. Jesus said, “thy Word is truth.”

America needs men and women with hidden wisdom to rise up. Whatever your country, your nation needs leaders with hidden wisdom. In fact God has kept you hidden for such a time as this!

Lance

WATCH WORD August 2014

10557330_10152625897234936_1753234966543653409_nI saw a supernatural train. It seemed as if this train is about to depart from the station. It ran on two tracks but I did not know what they were. I did know that the tracks provided right alignment for the train.

Steam was coming forth as if it was getting ready to move. I felt urgency but I sensed no fear of missing it.

I then saw that the train is a custom train for each person this applies to. Then the next part of the vision intensified.

I heard: “You must gather your inner circle.” You need to get some other people onto your train. You have an inner circle. It is important to realize who makes up the circle of your life in the next season. Who is in your inner circle? God has given you divine appointments to meet with many people in the last few years. Some of those relationships are meant to be with you in a special way in the future. Its a mutual dependence. You need them and they need you if you are to get where both of you are called to go.

I saw that the way to make sure they are with you is this – be generous in your gratitude toward them and honor them in the way you treat them.

Some people loose cargo, gifts and timing because of being on the wrong track. Others loose as much being on the right track but with the wrong people.

This is the time…right before the whistle blows, to make contact with those you want in your future and share with them your appreciation for who they are.

As I thought of the word “TRAIN” this verse from Isaiah kept hitting me. I think it adds something to the vision of the TRAIN OF GLORY I saw today.

In the year of the death of king Uzziah the prophet Isaiah said, “I see the Lord, sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His train is filling the temple.” (Isa 6:1)

The “train” in this verse refers to the robe of the king. The word could also be used of the extended garment of the high priest or the long garment trailing behind a bride. It is said that in ancient worlds the length of the Kings robe corresponded to the authority of the king.

This robe FILLED the entire temple. It was a train made of glory. You are to be FILLED with the Spirit of God in this season. This filling will take you into the realm of visions, seeing and glory.

Angels are at the throne in Isaiah’s vision and they cry out “holy holy holy.” Seraphim are burning and bright angels of a special order that burn in their adoration of God.

In this atmosphere Isaiah is conscious of his need for cleansing. His lips are therefore purged by a hot coal by an angel.

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isa 6:8)

God is putting people on the Train of Glory in order to send messengers into the next season with His utterance on their lips.

SUMMARY
Though it is a season when some things are ending (the year king Uzziah died.)

1. God is opening the THRONE ROOM in a unique way. In one sense it is always open…but in another only God can cause supernatural vision and visitation like Isaiah experienced. Expect visionary encounters.

2. Angels are active in this transact. Be like the Seraphim…one with a burning heart.

3. We shall have a due sense of HUMILITY and need for greater CLEANSING and divine assistance as we encounter Him.

4. He is touching OUR MOUTHS because He is sending forth new messages to he heralded to the earth. “Who will go for us?” he asks? Expect greater clarity in your assignment You will need your team – your inner circle. Contact them.

–Lance

STEWARD THE HUNGER

10603201_10152628494049936_4096763617258525243_nWORD for the Midnight WATCH“STEWARD THE HUNGER.” That’s the first thing the Lord impressed for me to say as I addressed the marketplace luncheon I did in Passadena, CA. at Che Ahn’s church on the 8th.Of all the success secrets or wealth breakthroughs you could ever discover, this principle about “stewarding the hunger” is item #1. Why? Because success can pull you off track, even if you’re riding a glory train. Success brings new temptations and pressures that are vastly different than the pressures you meet when you are struggling to move foreward.

STAY HUNGRY
It will give you a nose for the activity of God at the edge of your field. That hunger will reward you with a second unique gift of the 7 mountains, or 7M Wealth Masters….the power to “observe” and “associate.”

POWER TO OBSERVE and ASSOCIATE IDEAS
Did you know that the first “texts” came about because somebody watched a Coke Machine technician putting syrup into the machine and asked “how do you know when the machine gets low on syrup?” The guy said, “the machine sends the office a WI-FI message telling us it’s running low.” The listener paused and asked…”I wonder if there is a market for WI-FI texting between people?” That observation made him millions. And….it was right under Coca-Cola’s nose.

I could tell you other stories just like that.

TO GET THE HUNGER BACK
If you lose the flame, try this: Shut off the media world around you. Unplug. Eat real light, maybe even do shakes and skip a few meals. Grab a book that one time stirred your faith and pick it up again with a red pen or highlighter. Now ask God to open your eyes and start reading. You will see new things and spark the old hunger you once had. Once the hunger hits go to a Bible you used to use a lot and do the same. Re-read anything marked and watch the fire kindle. It’s as if you are kick-starting your original hunger engine.

JESUS SAID…
“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst.” It’s the surest way to sanctify and increase the success you’ve already attained. Be God-hungry and diligent in your work and you have the unbeatable combination punch that enabled Joshua to win 42 battles and take his inheritance. (Read Joshua chapter 1 and see the command to “observe.”)

Lance

Guard Vulnerability

PROPHETIC WATCH WORD – Guard Vulnerability
Don’t let other people injure your greatest asset!

Check this out – over 16 Million people have watched this TED talk.

Why? The subject is: THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY

(Lance – Anyone who wants to do coaching will need to work some of these ideas out. These ideas are the cutting edge in leadership studies in our secular counterparts.)

Here is part of the transcript…
“The problem is–and I learned this from the research–that you cannot selectively numb emotion. You can’t say, here’s the bad stuff. Here’s vulnerability, here’s grief, here’s shame, here’s fear, here’s disappointment. I don’t want to feel these. I’m going to have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin. (Laughter) I don’t want to feel these… You can’t numb those hard feelings without numbing the other affects, our emotions. You cannot selectively numb.

(Lance – wow, wow. When we selectively shut down on connecting with certain emotions we numb out on the good ones also. So how does this work for a Christian who is called to “put off” certain emotions and “put on” others? I guess thats the whole field of self control and emotional intelligence, huh?”)

So when we numb those, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. And then we are miserable, and we are looking for purpose and meaning, and then we feel vulnerable, so then we have a couple of beers and a banana nut muffin. And it becomes this dangerous cycle.

So to fully experience positive emotions, we have to be open to our negative emotions. We have to RESIST THE URGE TO NUMB OURSELVES and cultivate the ability to be vulnerable without feeling compelled to protect ourselves. We have to develop a sense of comfort with our discomfort.

(Lance – so in this sense we understand that Jesus displayed a fully developed emotional life! He got angry, he rejoiced, he wept. In comparison, I think a lot of us are emotional feeling stuffers because we think the only expression we should have is detachment and love.)

These concepts are of critical importance to leaders, who must not only manage their own emotions, but who also have a significant impact on the emotions of everyone around them (for better and for worse).

Emotions are literally contagious–we sense them in others, pick them up and pass them on–and we’re even more sensitive to the emotions of leaders and others we view as having high status…”

(Lance – watch the talk. TED talks are short and brilliant.

In adversity ask for wisdom.

10599593_10152618272234936_3314164101071012309_nIn adversity James 1:3-5 says we should ask for wisdom.

Why?

The prayer you are praying implies you know what the answer is. Wisdom from above may alter what you are asking for. You may think the solution to the marriage problem is to “bind the strife” but the real answer is “more time together, communicating.” Money problems fall into the same space. You may not need a gift of miracle money, what you need is an insight on cutting costs or a discovery of a new revenue stream.

You get the idea.

Lance

August Prophetic WATCH WORD

10388577_10152606768939936_7103010324542620559_nIn “The Wizard of Oz” Dorothy clicked her ruby slippers and went somewhere.

August is a new chapter for you in more ways than one. Something new is beginning. New chapters have bookmarks. Bookmarks are like mile markers in your life journey. The most common markers include leaving home, finishing college or your first serious job, getting married, having a child, buying a home.

For many, a marker involves a radical mission update from the Father of Lights, who enlightens our path to see the way He is calling us to go.

“Your life is an autobiography unfolding, a never-finished sculpture, a work in progress – with chapters of external achievement and accomplishment followed by periods of internal management and renewal. The temporary destinations you reach are much less important than your ability to manage and enjoy the journey itself.” (from book: Lifelaunch)

The seasons of “external achievement” are balanced by God with seasons of INTERNAL work. If you only go external you forfeit the internal ability to handle the changes.

It is a beautiful fact of spiritual life that the “outward man” ages but the inward man is constantly growing. Likewise, outward circumstances wax old, close out and are set aside but new seasons and divine doors open to those who are going somewhere on the inside.

The secret is to understand the rhythms of life. Know how to appreciate the times when God is calling you to an ever-deepening interior walk and talk with Him.

Discerning your seasons enables you to dial up or dial down with contentment. This is the secret to experiencing fulfillment all the time.

There is an anointing for every season of life ..”the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month…”
(Rev 22:2) Twelve months… and a different fruit for each one.

Change is accelerating and uncertainty increasing in the Earth…BUT GOD does not change and His story is unfolding in your life in the divine rhythm of endings and beginnings.

This month is a new and much-needed shift for you. Enjoy the low-hanging fruit that is extended to you from the tree of Life!

-Lance

One of the most AMAZING promises in the entire Bible!

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One of the most AMAZING promises in the entire Bible!

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, HE HEARS US. And IF WE KNOW that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that WE HAVE the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 Jn 5:14)

The conditions to answered prayer are so simple:
1.) Know God’s will.
2.) Ask according to His will.
3.) Know that He HEARD your request.
4.) Know that if He heard you – you GOT it!

All failure to receive is therefore…
1.) A failure to ask.
2.) Not taking the time to know Him intimately and thus really know His will in a matter.
3.) Not believing He heard you when you asked.

It seems that the biggest battle is NOT getting through to heaven or getting answers…it’s a problem of knowing His will and BELIEVING that you were heard when you asked.

The VERY MOMENT you asked!

SOLUTION!
1.) Take a moment now and think about the number one nagging thought in your mind that is troubling you.
2.) What does the Bible say about that?
3.) Now pray accordingly. Pray simply and clearly.
4.) Take a moment and let your spirit absorb the fact that God HEARD YOU!
5.) You GOT it. Feel it. See it. Celebrate it.

GOD HAS HEARD YOUR PRAYERS AND HE WILL ANSWER YOU!

Tell me what happens over the next 24 hours as a result of doing this!

I’m off to Pasadena CA. with my daughter Joy to have a great time with friends at Harvest Rock Church with Che Ahn. Come on out! I’m doing a business luncheon Thursday.

Love to all,
Lance

Look for “suddenly” divine appointments and open doors – and be ready.

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Look for “suddenly” divine appointments and open doors – and be ready.

Joseph had been in the “process” long enough. The refiner’s fire had baked into him the requisite character and he was ready to step on stage and rule.

YOU MAKE YOUR IMPRESSION IN 60 SECONDS OR LESS
Notice what this smart young man did, however, in the midst of the hurry to get before Pharaoh – his new potential client.

“Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they HURRIEDLY brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had SHAVED himself and CHANGED his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.” (Gen 41:14)

1.) He shaved. Why? Because Egyptians don’t like facial hair.
2.) He changed his clothes. He wanted to look right in every way.

You live in the era of the PERSONAL BRAND. It’s always been this way but the number of ways people can encounter us in a digital age has multiplied the multiple points where people get first impressions.

THE EXPERIENCE ECONOMY
Beyond that there is the problem of backing up that initial impression by consistently delivering the brand experience.

This bears repeating. “Brand” is no longer just an idea or a promise; it is an experience. The brand is the customer experience. Consider Starbucks, Apple and Google. Each company sells a product, but that product is more than an i-Pad or a cup of $4 coffee or a computer screen- it is an interactive experience.

Here is where the “blessing” of God comes in. If you have enough WISDOM to get the initial impression thing down, the FAVOR of God will come upon the transaction and work out what the others are experiencing.

It’s a mystery…but that is how God’s “blessing” often shows up.
Have you ever seen this in your life?

- Lance