A Covenant Of Everlasting Love

This morning I brought a message titled “A Covenant Of Everlasting Love” at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

We must realize that God’s intent towards Israel and the Jewish people is first and foremost a love relationship. In bringing forth the Jewish people, God was looking to take a small segment of humanity and show His love to a people, and as they love and walk with Him, it would be an illustration of His love for all the nations.

God created a covenant with Abraham that his descendants would be blessed, and that they would be given a land to possess eternally (Genesis 15:1-21). This was an eternal, unbreakable covenant that does not depend on Abraham, or on the failure or success of his descendants. Other covenants were created, but these do not negate or preclude this original, overarching covenant that God made with Abraham.

This knowledge of God’s unbreakable, eternal love for His people Israel is the foundation of our faith and our own relationship with Him. We have a loving God who has committed Himself to His first-born son, Israel, and who has grafted us into the same covenant.

Ending The Lie Of Supersessionism

This morning I brought a message titled “Ending The Lie Of Supersessionism” at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii.

This Word exposes the lie of supersessionism, replacement theology, and fulfillment theology – the belief that Christianity has forever superseded the nation of Israel as the people of God. We cannot be a school of prophets if we misinterpret the basic thing God is saying in His Word: He will never reject His people; He will never reject Israel. As those who are grafted into the promises, we will be blessed as Israel is blessed.

As a school of prophets, we prophesy out of the Scriptures and remind the Lord of His Word and promises over His chosen people. We must speak these words into existence without twisting them or speaking with unbelief. Let every word be fulfilled, for Your name’s sake! Give Your people a new heart and raise them up and bring them into the land you swore to their fathers. Today, we take a stand against this replacement theology that is satan’s lie to destroy mankind.

The Leaven Of Anti-Semitism

Tonight I brought a message titled “The Leaven Of Anti-Semitism” at Anuhea, Maui, Hawaii.

The Lord is speaking to us about the things that prevent us from moving as a school of prophets who bring forth the Kingdom of God. It is necessary that we sweep out any leaven of anti-Semitism. We love the Jewish people and the nation of Israel but we have to make sure there is no hidden leaven in our hearts. Satan wants to destroy all flesh, but his hatred and jealousy is first against God’s chosen people. Christianity has been guilty of anti-Semitism; many of the fathers of the Christian Church were anti-Semites. We must sweep out this leaven. Joel’s prophecy of the end time speaks of God gathering the nations for judgment “on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel” (Joel 3:2). God’s judgments on the nations will be determined by how they treated His people. We do not want to be condemned with the world; we want to be those prophets that bring forth His Kingdom!

The Lord is warning us to examine our hearts. Let the light of the Holy Spirit shine on us and search out any leaven of anti-Semitism and let the fire of God burn it up.

The Power Of Becoming

Tonight, in a Communion service celebrating the life of John Robert Stevens, I brought a message titled “The Power Of Becoming” at Anuhea Place, Maui, Hawaii.

On August 7, 1976, after receiving personal ministry in Shiloh, John Stevens voiced his refusal to accept the prophecies over him as an individual. He would only accept them as a member of a body of people in which many would participate and many would flourish in the fulfillment.

We were willing to pray for John’s release and believe for him. Now we have to walk into the release and fulfillment of those Words. We have to overcome our personal reluctance and become them. This Word touches on eight different promises and prophetic Words to John. He refused them so we can possess them as a body. Lord, give us the grace, the heart, and the guts to walk in it.

Building Oneness – A Chronicle Of My Recent Travels

I have finally returned home to Hawaii after five months and two weeks of travel! It is good to be home! I wanted to briefly share with you where I’ve been and the many events and experiences in these last five months.

On February 15th I left for Brazil, where I attended many services, meetings, and events, including the School of Prophets conference at Monte Sião. While in Brazil, we laid a foundation for the next steps for A Palavra Viva at Monte Sião, and also made great strides in working toward the oneness of God’s people there. I met with leaders from various Catholic, Jewish, and Spirit-filled Christian communities, and our deep relationships and shared drive for oneness among all God’s believers were very evident. For more details and photos, see previous blogs:
Celebrating 50 Years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal at Rio de Água Viva — February 28, 2017 & A Time Of Fellowship With Brazil Jewish Federation Leaders.

After this time in Brazil, I went to the Los Angeles area in April. I participated in a special service at Church of the Living Word in North Hills, where they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their relationship with the Spanish-speaking church Iglesia de Dios. The worship, conducted by leaders of both congregations, alternated between singing in English and Spanish. I felt honored to speak to both of these congregations about their drive to bring God’s Kingdom to the earth and to strengthen their unique anointings. While in L.A., I also celebrated the Feast of Passover with Church of the Living Word.

In May, I travelled from L.A. to Israel, then to Rome, and then back to Israel. The visits to Israel and Rome opened up even more amazing relationships of love and oneness with others who share a drive for God’s Kingdom on earth. Throughout this time, the force of intercession and spiritual support from The Living Word Fellowship was very real to me. There is much to be said about this trip; you can read about it in more detail and see photos in a previous blog:
Historical Events I Recently Attended in Jerusalem and the Vatican.

After completing the trip to Israel and Rome, I returned to Los Angeles. During my brief stay in L.A., I met with Sam Grundwerg, Israel’s Consul General to the Southwest region of the United States. As we talked, we discovered that Sam and the rabbi who had been the Fellowship’s tour guide during the trip to Israel had been raised in the same synagogue under this rabbi’s father! It was a wonderful time of connection with Sam.

In June, I traveled to Shiloh, Iowa, where I prepared for our annual School of Prophets. This School of Prophets was centered on identifying the obstacles that hinder us from moving forward in God as a prophetic community with a family spirit. It was a very effective time, and I felt very blessed to seek God together with people from many different locations, including Father Cláudio Santana from Brazil and many from Austin Cathedral in Austin, Texas, led by my dear friends Bill and Sue Hart. One highlight of this School of Prophets was Shiloh University’s 4th annual graduation ceremony, where I delivered the commencement address.

After the School of Prophets, I met with the overseers of The Living Word Fellowship and we are so thankful for the leading of the Holy Spirit as we move forward. We also had Shiloh University meetings and I am happy to report that Shiloh University is making great strides and growing!

In mid-July, for the final leg of my trip, I went to Washington, D.C. with Craig and Phyllis Haworth to spend time with Pastor Amanda Dempster and everyone at Grace Chapel of Rockville, Maryland. This was an excellent time of connecting with Amanda on the next steps for the church there, and also a time of deep intercession for the United States of America.

I am so thankful for the Lord’s faithfulness to lead me in this special time as we approach the 2nd year of Marilyn’s passing. I am thankful for the many relationships with the worldwide Body of Christ, and I covet your prayers for the next steps. We will not let one Word fall to the ground concerning His promise of oneness.

An Apostolic Community Delivered From Reluctance

This morning I brought a message titled “An Apostolic Community Delivered From Reluctance” at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Lord has called us to be an apostolic community that He can send to accomplish His will. We may be reluctant, but He is not. He is determined that we succeed.

When Moses was called by God, he was very reluctant but the Lord delivered him, and Moses moved in power and authority to fulfill God’s will. God always chooses to work through human vessels to accomplish His will and to create a relationship with His people. He saved mankind through the man Jesus Christ, and today He continues to use people to accomplish His will in the earth. It is easy to have faith for Him to use someone else, but God is choosing you. Your inabilities are not an issue; He created you and He knows your weaknesses. Open your heart and let Him deliver you from your reluctance and refusal. Let Him work in you both to will and to do His good pleasure. Today is the end of our reluctance!

Travail That Brings A Greater Answer

This morning I brought a message titled “Travail That Brings A Greater Answer” at Grace Chapel in Rockville, Maryland.

We are familiar with the story from I Samuel in which Hannah would weep before the Lord year after year in constant intercession for a child. God caused a difficult situation to draw this cry out of her because He was looking for a greater answer. Hannah gave birth not just to any son, but to Samuel, a man who changed the history of Israel.

The Word of the Lord over this church as prophets to our nation has been delayed for many years, and it would be easy to give up or feel that the Lord doesn’t care. But the truth is, God is drawing a deep travail out of this people, and this depth of intercession is not created overnight. When this cry of intercession reaches the depth He wants, the Word will be manifested. We refresh the Words over Grace Chapel and turn loose this intercession of travail.

Together, We Drink This Cup

This morning I brought a message titled “Together, We Drink This Cup” at Shiloh, Kalona, Iowa.

In this pivotal time for us as a fellowship, God is asking me to drink the cup of transitioning from servant to leader. This transition seems insurmountable but when we look to the Scriptures, we find an encouragement in Joshua and the commission God gave him to lead the children of Israel into the promised land: “Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go” (Joshua 1:7). The story of Joshua shows us that this transition from servant to leader is done by virtue of a Word from God. It also shows us that God was expecting His commission to Moses to rest on a people.

It is not enough that I alone drink the cup the Lord is asking of me, but there must be a people who enter into the same commitment to drink this cup. It is time for each one of us to take responsibility for the Word of God over us. We have been given the perfect direction and provision in the Word that John Robert Stevens spoke. As we commit to that Word and take responsibility to follow God’s direction, the promises given to Moses will be fulfilled in a people.

I Will Drink This Cup

This morning I brought a message titled “I Will Drink This Cup” at Shiloh, Kalona, Iowa.

Our founder, John Stevens, taught us that a walk with God is like signing a blank check. He experienced the devastation of God dealing with his reluctance and withdrawal from the responsibility of apostleship and what God was asking him to do. John Stevens came to the point where he drank the cup of the Lord and no longer counted the cost.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ realized the great weight of responsibility that rested upon Him for the salvation of humanity. To drink the cup of the Lord, we also embrace the responsibility of completing all that the Lord requires of us.

In this message, I describe how the Lord has been working this same commitment in me. Do not be sympathetic with me, but be in prayer that I can sign the blank check that God is asking of me so that I may drink the cup of the Lord.