God’s Promises For A Prophetic Community

This evening I brought a message titled, “God’s Promises For A Prophetic Community” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

The vision of the prophetic community was given to our founding father, John Robert Stevens, in 1972. The prophetic community would be a people created into oneness as the family of God who have a deep love and care for one another; they would be led by the Spirit and speak God’s Word with authority to create the Kingdom of God on earth. The scriptural foundation for this vision is found in Psalm 144 and Joel 2.

This Word tonight proclaims the prophecies and promises that create the prophetic community. These prophecies from the Lord declare to us the day of blessing, the day of restoration, and the day when God will create a mighty people. There has never been anything like it, nor will there be again (Joel 2:2). Their sons in their youth are as grown-up plants, their daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace (Psalm 144:12). Our children will move in a maturity to bring forth and hold up the Kingdom of God!

The Lord will be zealous for His land and He will make up to you for the years that the locust has eaten (Joel 2:25). “My people will never be put to shame” (Joel 2:27). All of these promises are for the nation Israel and for the prophetic community today.

Tonight we prophesy, releasing His Word, and the prophetic community comes to birth!

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Anti-Semitism — The Plan Of Satan

This morning I brought a message titled, “Anti-Semitism — The Plan Of Satan” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

The Body of Christ is experiencing a transition in spiritual warfare where God’s adversary, satan, will attempt to manipulate believers and the nations into a place where God must bring judgment to honor His name. This manipulation I call the tactic of Balaam, in which people are drawn into actions that the adversary knows God must judge (Numbers 24).

One of the tactics of Balaam that we will see in this day is to draw the Body of Christ and the nations into anti-Semitism. God, through Abraham, made an unbreakable covenant with Israel and the Jewish people. In that covenant God said: And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed (Genesis 12:3).

It is time for the Body of Christ to realize that anti-Semitism is a tactic of Balaam, for if Christians engage in anti-Semitism they have positioned themselves under God’s judgment. Every anti-Semitic thought or action is in direct opposition to God’s Word to Abraham, and God will fulfill His Word.

This Word is a warning to the Body of Christ. Today we pray, “Father, give us Your thinking and Your heart for the Jewish people and for Israel—Your heritage of the covenant.”

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We Eat His Flesh And Abide In Him

Last night I brought a message titled, “We Eat His Flesh And Abide In Him” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

In the Communion, we partake of the provision of life that is Christ Himself: Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. I am the bread of life. I am the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever (John 6:48-51).

When you eat the bread of life, you become one with Him, for He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him (John 6:56). Let us rest in this oneness with Him by simply partaking of His provision. We have taken Communion many times with faith. Tonight, we take it with trust. Trust in the provision of life that the Father has given us. This is the moment when our oneness with Him can happen as we abide in Him and trust His Word.

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Balaam’s Counsel — The Tactic Of Satan

This morning I brought a message titled, “Balaam’s Counsel — The Tactic Of Satan” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

Their constant lack of trust in God drove the children of Israel into rebellion and rejection of Him, although His presence and provision were always with them. In their lack of trust, they accused Him and complained against Him.

For the first time in His relationship with His people, God leveled total judgment against them (Numbers 14). At the same time of this significant event, satan—the adversary and the liar—learned a tactic that would continue to affect God’s people throughout history: he could manipulate people to violate their relationship with God so that God Himself would have to judge them for their lack of trust in Him. This tactic is first illustrated in the story of Balaam, and we see it repeated throughout the Scriptures.

We must see the tactic of Balaam ended and the Body of Christ freed from any openness to it. As God walks us into the days of His Kingdom on earth, we will see more of satan’s attempts to push the Body of Christ into a lack of trust in God.

This milestone Word is our sword in the spirit that brings us into greater authority as watchmen on the wall to protect the Body of Christ in the end time. This should not be our day of judgment; these are days of release into His Kingdom. We bring judgment against every plan of satan to turn these days of release into our destruction.

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Do You Trust God’s Motivation?

This evening I brought a message titled, “Do You Trust God’s Motivation?” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

When God led the Israelites out of their bondage in Egypt, they looked at the wilderness around them and questioned God, “Have you brought us here that we may die?” They believed God, but their trust in Him was eroding away as they looked at the circumstances around them. His response to their lack of trust in Him was to fulfill His Word by Himself, simply to honor His name. For that generation of Israelites, their complaining and murmuring proved to be a proclamation of their own future.

In these days of His Kingdom coming to earth, we have all the faith we need. However, do we trust Him? In the midst of end-time events, each one of us in the prophetic community must trust Him—trust His motivations, His love, and His intentions.

Tonight, talk to the Lord about your trust in Him; keep talking to Him until your trust is restored. He has given you a great honor and privilege to walk with Him today, in the most significant time on earth that the world has known. This Word is a warning to the School of Prophets—do not miss His Kingdom because of your mistrust.

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We Pour Ourselves Into Oneness

This morning I brought a message titled, “We Pour Ourselves Into Oneness” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

The Lord our God is one. In His nature of oneness, He is also capable of manifesting Himself in many different vessels and appearings, yet He is still Himself. He is one no matter how many vessels He places Himself in. God wants the Body of Christ to have His nature, and His nature is oneness. What would happen if we poured ourselves into Him and into one another as Christ poured Himself out for us? The Body of Christ would disappear into the image of God!

We will never be the prophetic community that God is looking for unless we press into this oneness. Unity will not work because we will face issues that would tear us apart. However, when we are one we cannot be torn apart.

Today, we let go of our fears and mistrust. We love God because He first loved us. We become one with Him because He first became one with us in order to bring us into His nature. Father, we open our hearts for this Word to create the Body of Christ into Your image.

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Where Did Your Trust Go?

Tonight, I opened the School of Prophets with a message titled, “Where Did Your Trust Go?” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

The strength and growth of a prophetic community depends upon each individual’s personal walk with God. So tonight we begin this School of Prophets with each one of us going before the Lord and talking to Him about our personal relationship with Him.

Trust is foundational to any relationship—marriage, family, prophetic community—but most importantly, trust is foundational to your personal relationship with the Father. The true intimacy and passion of your relationship with the Father does not come from your faith in Him; rather, it comes from your trust in Him, in His Word, and in His intentions and motivations towards you.

What has caused you to withdraw your trust in Him? You must talk honestly to the Father about it. This conversation with Him goes beyond repentance or prayer as we have known it. Have a conversation with Him that gets to the root of your mistrust. Talk to Him until you can say with all your heart as Christ did, “Into Your hands, I commit My spirit.” Let this be the greatest night of your walk with God.

Father, We Cry To Be Born Again

This morning I brought a message titled “Father, We Cry To Be Born Again” at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil.

When Jesus was baptized, He was driven by the Spirit into the wilderness and enabled to speak a Word of power against satan. Everything that Jesus did and said was filled with the Spirit and driven by the Spirit. Although we have received the Holy Spirit, we have yet to be filled with the Holy Spirit in the same life-changing manifestation that Christ experienced.

When the temple in Jerusalem was restored, many people rejoiced, but there were those who wept in disappointment. They wept because the promise was that the glory of the latter house should be greater than the former.

We must yearn to break through into the promise of the Holy Spirit: “I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:49).

The Kingdom of God is a spiritual Kingdom; and for us to walk in the Kingdom we must be born of the Spirit. We must have an outpouring of the Spirit into our lives that moves us from this realm into the Kingdom of God.

Father, we cry out to be born again in the Spirit. We’re thankful for what we have, but we are not satisfied. We contend for everything that You promised us in your covenant through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. We did not come out of Babylon for a lesser glory. We yearn for the greater glory, anointing, living Word, and power of Your Kingdom.

Driven By The Power Of The Holy Spirit

Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to speak at the parish of Our Lady of Fátima, a Catholic church located in Meier, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I brought a message titled, “Driven By The Power Of The Holy Spirit”.


On this day, this congregation, with Catholic parishes world-wide, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. As we celebrate the historical outpourings of the Holy Spirit, we must also realize that we do not yet have all that God wants as a result of the Holy Spirit filling us. We must have more anointing, power, and authority to impart His gospel to our communities and to bring His Kingdom to earth.

When Jesus was baptized, He was impelled by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness (Mark 1:10-12); the power of the Holy Spirit continued to be a force behind His ministry on earth. The ecclesia today needs to be driven and led by the Holy Spirit, just as Christ was in His ministry.

What is blocking us from receiving the full, dynamic leading of the Holy Spirit? The answer is in our oneness. For it was only when “…they were all with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1) that the Holy Spirit was poured out upon them.

Today, let us not just celebrate history. Let us make history! We press in with all of our hearts to see one body, one faith with one Lord, and one baptism of the Holy Spirit of power and anointing that will bring forth the Kingdom of God in our day.