THE AX HEAD PROPHECY

Recently during prayer I had a riveting revelation regarding the axe head in 2nd Kings 6. Following that initial insight into this often overlooked miracle I have had a sequence of other prophetic revelations on this text. I have read it many times in the past but have never heard any real commentary referencing this passage – until now by the Holy Spirit.

The actual events leading up to this miracle of the ax head that literally defied gravity and every law of physics are equally as important. I heard with sudden clarity from the Lord: 2017 or more accurately 5777 on the Jewish calendar is the year of the “Ax Head.” A year of sudden and overwhelming restoration on levels and dimensions that “no eye has seen nor ear heard.” It will surely defy everything you have imagined “exceedingly and abundantly more than you can imagine or ask.”

GLOBAL EXPANSION AND SUDDEN GROWTH: THE ISAIAH 54 EFFECT

The driving force behind these circumstance in 2nd Kings was the need to expand. In verse 1 the company of the prophets exclaimed, “The place where we meet with you is too small for us…” Elisha agrees and they proceed to the Jordan and cut wood and build a new place for the prophets to gather.
The prophet Isaiah had experienced the same prophetic precedent when he urged Israel in Isaiah 54:2 to "Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! Past restraint and reluctance to obey what we know clearly to be the voice of the Lord will no longer define our future efforts as He unhinges even the most radical vision and expectation. Doors will surely open that no man can close.

UNPRECEDENTED PROPHETIC COMMISSIONING IS COMING

It’s important to point out in verse 1 the prophetic commissioning that followed their request to expand the house of the prophets. Elisha answered and said, “GO!” You see, expansion of any kind must first come with a prophetic commissioning – a “go ye” that can propel the people into the place of explosive increase. It’s no better illustrated than in 2nd Kings 6:1. Elisha answered, “Go…”

In Ruth 2:22 at another epic crossroads of restoration Naomi commissions Ruth into the field of Boaz to glean with the harvesters. A type and shadow of the redemption that looms ahead of this present generations of harvesters. “And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field.” Notice even the numbers in this scripture echo a great commission to come when Jesus would send his early disciples 2 by to 2 into the uttermost parts of the world.

LEADERS LEADING PROPHETS GOING: THE GREATEST COMMISSION

Verse 3 is paramount. “They asked the prophet Elisha to go with them…” The convenience of letting others do the work was not sufficient here and Elisha knew it as he exclaimed, “I will go!” The lack of expansion of the Kingdom of God and the knowledge of God in the world does not entirely rest on those that are seemingly unwilling to go; but rather the church leaders, prophets and pastors NOT WILLING TO GO WITH THEM.

Elisha’s response was the key to success or failure in this unfolding scenario. In Joshua 3 God gave instructions to Israel again how to receive unprecedented breakthrough when it seemed everything thwarted them. It was only when the priests, the 12 leaders selected from the 12 tribes got their feet wet in the water FIRST that their circumstances changed. God is calling leaders in every spiritual quadrant to lead the charge, to step into the often tumultuous waters of present circumstance and lead.

Joshua 3:13: “And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD--the Lord of all the earth--set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap." A sweeping wave of obedience is about to crash down on the shores of this world as many that have disqualified themselves or have been disqualified themselves will exclaim like the Shepherd boy transformed into a king, “Here am I, send me!” (Psalm 2:8)

When they arrived at the Jordan in verse 4 the building of the prophet’s gathering place commenced. What followed is one of the most unique miracles in the Bible.” As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water. "Oh no, my lord!" he cried out. "It was borrowed!" – 2nd Kings 6:5

The Iron Age was between 1200 – 500 BC placing Elisha in 2nd Kings 6 approximately 856 BC. This iron ax-head was of great value and clearly was not easily accessible thus the despair of the man in verse 5, “Oh no, my lord… it was borrowed!” Not only was it of great value – but it did not belong to the man – he had borrowed it!

THE AXE HEAD PROPHECY AND THE BREAKING OF DEBT: A YEAR OF JUBILEE

The axe heads are even now appearing from the depths form where they were lost. I am even now dredging the depths and bringing back those things lost and even long forgotten says the Lord. Prophetic words weathered and worn no longer visible will suddenly roar off the pages of posterity redefining the future even overnight. Isaiah 66:8 will be fulfilled in this generation: “Who has ever seen anything as strange as this? Who ever heard of such a thing? Has a nation ever been born in a single day? Has a country ever come forth in a mere moment?”

Your vision and dreams that have been indentured will be set free like a bird from a cage; the vision and dreams that were long ago buried will spring up like an army of dry bones and I will renew them like the eagle. The very gallows of current circumstances meant for your demise will prove to be for your good as I spring the trap of the fowler says the Lord.

For even now I am declaring Jubilee this year of 5777 over you that will move you from only a mere “calling” into a sending – a commissioning. I have ordained you as a voice to the nations. To, “to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant." Even as I commissioned the 70 I am decreeing a new commissioning over the land; a 70 x’s 7 of healing and forgiveness and many will cry, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” as I heal the land where their feed tread. – Luke 18:39, Jeremiah 1:10

Failed attempts and false starts will no longer define you as the finish line of unfinished business looms ahead. I will surely complete the good work I have begun. A season of 70, and 70 x’s 7 will prevail as forgiveness and commissioning eclipses the failure. You are the head not the tail.

As Ruth was thrust into the field by her misfortune to bring unprecedented restoration so will you. As salvation came to the house of Zacchaeus I will surely do this for you. “Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house…” – Luke 19:9

For even now the ax heads are rising; that which has been lost, broken, abandoned and dilapidated. From the depths they are rising, in cities and states they are rising, in governments and nations they are rising. In home and families they are rising, in heads of states and in government they are rising.
Long forgotten destinies, calling and commissioning and like Isaac the wells will be re-dug; the stubborn resistance will give way now eclipsed by a 100 fold breakthrough. The stubborn stones of despair will be cast up and hi-way for our God shall be prepared. Even now these things are coming to pass – look up! Look up! Your redemption draws nigh.

“The prophet asked, "Where did it drop in?" When he showed him the spot, Elisha cut off a branch, threw it in at that spot, and made the ax head float…” – 2nd Kings 6:6

 
TAMPA FLORIDA: INHERITANCE RESTORED
 
* Chad is ministering in Tampa, FL Friday and Saturday Jan 22-23rd see more details below...

Founded in approximately 1820 originally known as Fort Brooke Tampa’s Native American origin of the name speaks volumes of its prophetic posterity: “Sticks of Fire.” Isaiah 6 describes an encounter in Heaven where the prophet Isaiah was touched on the lips with a coal of fire and commissioned as he exclaimed, “Here I am, send me!” A great anointing resides in the very soil and DNA of the city of Tampa Bay to “Go ye into all the world…”

WHOM SHALL WE SEND? WHO WILL GO FOR US?

In Isaiah 6:8 Isaiah hears the voice of God as he approaches the throne, “Whom shall I send and who will go for Us?” The Great Commission resonated through Heaven long before Mark 16:15. The longing of Heaven for salvation to be proclaimed to a lost and fallen world foreshadowed everything.

Tampa Bay is a “port of Heaven” and will prove to be God’s “sending and receiving” center in the years ahead. The torch was passed in Isaiah 6 and even now the fire of God is being kindled in Tampa Bay to be a bright light in passing shadows of history. “I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” – Luke 12:49

RUTH AND BOAZ THE THRESHING FLOOR IS NOW READY

Ruth 1:1 casts an ominous backdrop to Ruth’s entrance into Bethlehem – “there was a famine in the land…” The closing scripture of Ruth 1 paints another prophetic picture as well, “harvest was beginning…” As famine seemed to prevail in Israel Harvest was looming setting the stage for their INHERITANCE TO BE RESTORED.  

The Barley harvest they are describing in Ruth 1:22 is Pentecost. A prophetic finger pointing to a Spiritual hurricane that would someday come to shore filling the Church with spiritual power to be God’s witnesses and missionaries to the world. Ruth and Isaiah were only caricatures of a much larger harvest and Pentecost soon to come.

A FULLNESS OF PENTECOST HAS COME

Tampa Bay’s future is similar to Ruth’s in that all of her previous and present history has only set the stage for the “fullness of Pentecost” to arrive as described in Acts 2:1. Tampa Bay will once again be a “city upon a hill that cannot be hid” and its missionary DNA takes  precedence.

The book of Ruth is actually the text read at every Pentecost in Jewish history to this present day. It paints a picture of a Bride in the harvest field fulfilling ancient prophesy: “Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When the plowman will overtake the reaper And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; When the mountains will drip sweet wine And all the hills will be dissolved.

THE CLOUD THE SHAPE OF A MAN’S HAND: AN ABUNDANCE OF RAIN

In 1st Kings 18:44 as Elijah prayed for the 7th time his friend cried, "I see a cloud as small as a man's hand is rising from the sea!" It is a “7th DAY FOR TAMP BAY” as one season comes to a close and another suddenly begins. The day of Pentecost in Acts 2 was defined by wind and fire – it will be again as God fills the sails of the city to preach the Gospel to the nations.

Her future will framed by a latter rain that breaks the fallow ground of historic hindrances and sets the captives free. A crescendo of missionary endeavors will arrest her heart as the desire to see Christ preached to the uttermost parts of the world takes center stage. China, Korea and all of Asia will be on her spiritual compass as they and many other continents welcome Tampa Bay’s spiritual children. Another Pentecost is imminent. 
 
FLORIDA: HARVEST GROUND ZERO AND PSALM 2:8
 
A Pentecost is nearing the shoreline of Florida as hundreds of years of history reaches a crescendo. Florida is a gatekeeper to nations and even now her intercession shall “open the gates” letting the “King of glory come in...” Psalm 2:8 will be her heart’s cry, “Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.” I water-mark of missions will redefine Florida’s future as I give them an unprecedented vision of the Harvest.
 
10:40 VISION
 
I will give Florida “10:40” vision as the “Macedonian Call” to the nations arrest her heart. I will open up Africa, Asia, Israel and all of the Middle East and wherever the souls of their feet tread they will heal the land. Even now the season of preparation is ending giving way to a season of harvest and sending. “Here I am, send me” will be their battle cry!

Chad Taylor
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CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA: A HIDING PLACE AND A MOUNTAIN OF PRAYER
 

In 1971 the book “The Hiding Place” was published to a worldwide audience capturing in its pages the story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family who secreted the Jews in the Dutch town of Haarlem from the encroaching Nazis. Corrie and her sister Betsie were imprisoned across Germany in infamous concentration camps such as Scheveningen, Vught and finally Ravensbrück.
 

Corrie lost her sister and father during these harrowing times and the timeless story of forgiveness and redemption was born appropriately titled, THE HIDING PLACE. Charlotte, NC has its own very unique history with the Jewish people dating back to its roots. There were 2,000 Jewish people living there by 1800 which was more than in any other city in America – even New York.

 

I saw a hidden network as well in Charlotte of businesses, bankers, entrepreneurs, politicians and philanthropists of all ages and races that were in a position like Daniel was in Babylon and Joseph was in Egypt. They were postured for breakthrough that would inevitably bring deliverance and blessing for a far greater group of people than this one city –but rather an entire nation. Charlotte, NC is God’s HIDING PLACE.

 

GOD’S RADAR OF REVIVAL AND MOUNTAINS OF PRAYER
 

I saw pulsating blips on a radar that I knew were cities and regions and the blip pulsated out to at least a 100 mile radius. They were epicenters and cities of refuge across the nation that would be the last lines of defense in these climatic moments of history that the Bible clearly describes. Charlotte, NC was one of the largest blips on this “Radar of Revival." 
 

I saw others equally as large in New England, the Pacific Northwest, California, Florida, the Midwest and Canada. I saw El Paso, TX Providence, RI and other smaller blips across the nation. They were cities of revival and refuge - not only for the wayward and weary but for businesses, finances and fiscal breakthroughs as well.

 

They were God’s “Mountains of Prayer” like in South Korea. They were being formed by many decades, even centuries, rising up out of the mire of political agenda, power struggles and a plethora of other worldly and spiritual tug-a-wars. They were Mountains of Prayers and refuge in the coming storms and persecutions.
 

Prayer Mountain in South Korea was created out of necessity as the invading armies imposed laws that outlawed any worship other than their own religions such as Shinto and Buddhism. This persecution prompted a mighty prayer movement that was likened to Mark 1:35 as they rose up during the night hours and resorted to the mountains undetected to pray. One account says, “that anyone who passed by those mountains would hear the cries and weeping of the men and women who were storming heaven with their sad plight and asking God to change their situation…”

 

Charlotte, NC and its outlying areas are fast becoming one of God’s great Mountains of Prayer and will inevitably fulfill the ancient prophetic mandate in Isaiah 56:7, “I will bring to My holy mountain and give them joy in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations."

 

THE DANIEL DICHOTOMY AND NEW WINE SKINS

 

Cities such as Charlotte will carry a dynamic to radically redefine current mind-sets and doctrine. I saw two opposing forces entrenching themselves in; one was of the belief that no one would suffer any hardship; the others fully knew we would and were preparing for it by prayer and supplication. 

 

Suddenly in a flash, I saw both sides joining forces for a common cause like David in 1st Samuel 17:28 when he cried to his brothers, “Is there not a cause?” The “ Goliath's” of our time will be the very forces that unite these two opposing beliefs or dichotomies.

 

From this unity, because of the seemingly insurmountable odds against them, God will command a blessing and a Psalm 133 blessing will come into full effect. Charlotte, NC and the outlying region will be a linchpin that will cause these two sides to come together like a “wheel within a wheel” bringing the Gospel to the nations of the world. It will be an entirely new wine-skin and the mechanics of previous methodology that seemed impossible for the church to shed will fall off like water in the coming days. Charlotte is God’s linchpin of a great harvest unlike anything in the history of the world or the church.

 

I saw a great clock over Charlotte and it was fast approaching the 11th hour and there was a great mustering of the army of God – the laborers are being called to the front lines like never before. With a “Daniel” mindset and a Daniel like prayer they were prevailing greatly in the arenas of battle. 

 

The fierce persecution often coming from the most unlikely places did not deter their resolve to see the lost saved and the preaching of the Gospel to the poor. Soup kitchens, outreaches to the streets and places of refuge were as common as breathing as an Acts 5:15 spirit rested on entire cities.
 

“As a result, they would carry the sick out into the streets and lay them on cots and mats so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them.” – Acts 5:15.

 

Chad Taylor

April 16th, 2013

www.consumingfire.com

 

 

CHICAGO: AN EZEKIEL MANDATE - CAN THESE DRY BONES LIVE?

By Chad Taylor April 3rd, 2013

Then he asked me, "Son of man, can these bones become living people again?" "O Sovereign LORD," I replied, "you alone know the answer to that…” – Ezekiel 37:3

I am even now realigning the power grid in Chicago and turning over the tables of men’s planning and presumption. I will roll away the stone of resistance and a clarion call of “Lazarus come forth” shall be heard in the streets. The dry bones of spiritual miscarriage are beginning to stir and the destinies predetermined before the foundation of earth are forthcoming. The wineskin of former efforts are about to burst making way for a new breed!

I will break up the fallow ground in Chicago and the treasures out of darkness will be revealed – the inner-city and those in the valley of the shadow of death will be translated into the Kingdom of My Son. An exceedingly great and mighty army will emerge from under bridges, behind shopping carts, in homeless missions, battered shelters and prison houses. And those parts of the body that we think to be less honorable, we clothe these with greater honor.” – 1st Cor. 12:23

Even now I will release the gale winds of My Will says the Lord and the giants will topple and the walls fall flat and the prison doors swing wide open. I will save to the uttermost and the ones that sit in darkness shall see a Great Light. “To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” – Luke 1:79

A RUTH AND BOAZ MOMENT: ANOTHER PENTECOST

“Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.” – Ruth 2:2

The favor of harvest will surely overtake you says the Lord; the favor to reap and to glean is upon you O Chicago – it is a Kairos time. Angels of Harvest are circling the city laying siege to the fortifications that separate and divide. They have heard the earnest prayer for workers and even now they are mustering an army. An army of first-fruits that will do the work that I have called you to.

Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." Revelation 14:15

The streets will resound with singing as I open the gates and the King of Glory comes in. The derelict, discontent and desperate will be glad because of what the Lord has done for them. They will rejoice for their sons and daughters have come back from the land of the enemy. I will restore your borders says the Lord and give you a harvest in the field.

REND YOUR HEARTS AND NOT YOUR GARMENTS

“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. – Joel 2:13

I will surely give you fruit meet for repentance as you return to your first love and do the first works. For I have dug a well of revival in you that predates your earliest settlers; and those Native to your land have prayed and prophesied these very things that will shortly come to pass. These dry bones will surely live says the Lord, they will live!

 A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT: FIRST NATIONS

"When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I, the LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will never abandon them. I will open up rivers for them on the high plateaus. I will give them fountains of water in the valleys. I will fill the desert with pools of water. Rivers fed by springs will flow across the parched ground.” – Isaiah 41:17-18

I have heard the cry of your people and surely I will open up the flood Gates Illinois – I will call for the alarm to be sounded and awake those that sleep. I will give bread to the hungry and water for the thirsty for even now I am stirring the waters. Those that have been pushed out and left for dead will surely be blessed and I will cause you to bind up their wounds. You will pour in the precious oil and wine and they will be healed. You will bind up the broken hearted.

I will raise up the Potawatomi, the Ojibwe, Chippewa and Ottawa. Illini, Miami, Shawnee, Dakota Sioux, Chickasaw, Winnebago, Delaware, Kickapoo, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Huron-Wyandot, and Sac-Fox I WILL LIGHT THE FIRE AGAIN. I will take up their cause even as I did David and I will restore what the locust of devoured. “Let the weak say, “I am a warrior!” – Joel 3:10

THE ARMY OF THE 11th HOUR

And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ – Matthew 20:6

Even now I will raise up your sons and daughters and they will herald a greater day; they will not succumb to the lesser and will not drink from cisterns made with human hands. I am the Potter they are the Clay. They will not follow another. They will light the streets on fire and many will come to watch them burn – they will walk in the midst of the fire and I will walk with them. I will beak the snare of the fowler and her captives will go free.

Multitudes amongst the nations will find refuge in your borders Chicago as I create in you a clean heart and renew a right spirit within you. The cry of your brother’s blood will cry no longer as I heal your land. A simmering pot of prayer will surely precede these things as intercession fills the sky with expectation.

I will surely restore to you the joy of your salvation. Many will be saved and sent out again as they cry the cry of the missionary: Ask of Me and I will give the heathen as your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth as your possession...” - Psalm 2:8. Kill the fatted calf because your fields will be restored as the Father’s House is filled I will hasten it to come to pass! I will hasten it to come to pass.

“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate…” – Luke 15:24

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NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA: A BEACHHEAD OF MISSIONS

 

By Chad Taylor

April 2, 2013

 

"Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him." - 1st Kings 19:18

 

For even now says the Lord I have those that have not bowed to any other - I have those in New Bern, NC that have set themselves aside even as the Good Samaritan. They will cross over while others stay; they will pour out the oil and wine while other's hold back. They will empty themselves like water and I will give them those that faint for hunger at the top of every street. I will give them the harvest. (Lamentations 2:18-19)

 

IS THERE ANY BALM IN GILEAD?

 

"Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?" - Jeremiah 8:22

 

For even now I am tipping the pot and the restraint that has hitherto held salvation back will now be poured out. Even now I am pulling up the tent stakes and even now I am casting the nets on the other side and multitudes will be saved. I will open up the well of salvation and many shall be satisfied says the Lord. Many shall be satisfied. I am pulling out all the stops says the Lord.
 

New Bern you will surely draw from the wells of Salvation and in this season you will see the prodigal and the pauper saved - the wasted and welfare and those left for dead. I will lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees and that which is lame will no longer be turned away. I will draw them to Me. "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation..." - (Isaiah 12:3, Hebrews 12:12)

 

I WILL LIGHT THE LAMP AND FIND THE COIN

 

"Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn't she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?" - Luke 15:8

 

For even now I am lighting a lamp of evangelism in New Bern and in North Carolina and the treasures out of darkness will now appear. For many have said, "Can any good thing come from here?"  But I say even now the latter rain and the latter house will be seen and I will surely set the captives free. Listen, there is a sound of an abundance of rain! - 1 Kings 18:41

 

I will even now light the lamp of evangelism and the young and the old shall go two by two. They will surely return with joy. They will do those things that I do. They will go to the places where I go : "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." You will do the first works, New Bern you will return to your first love. (Matthew 25:36)


 

A SHADOW WILL BE SEEN IN THE STREETS AGAIN

 

"To the extent that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them." - Acts 5:15
 

For even now I am building a house that cannot be made with hands, even now I am leading many to the hi-ways and bi-ways and the shadow of My presence shall surely be seen. Many will be saved, many will be healed and those with a broken heart shall be whole.

 

As you go the shadow will grow and many will come to know My salvation. Multitudes in the valley of decision. Multitudes in the valley of decision. In the Ghetto and in the projects and those places many shun shall surely be an ensign of revival in these days. They will be a city upon a hill that cannot be hidden. 

 

I will be seen under the bridges and those very places where many avoid. Those very places that are labeled "offscouring and outcast"; I will blow on the dry bones. An exceeding and mighty army. For surely now the Kairos time has come to North Carolina and New Bern shall once again be a capitol city - a capitol city of reformation and reconciliation.

 

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com

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“For every warrior's boot used in battle, and every garment rolled in blood; this shall be used for burning and as fuel for the fire…” - Isaiah 9:5

 

Look up says the Lord! Look up! Your redemption draws nigh. Like a thief in the night I am coming for you New York City and even now the blessings of the Lord are about to overtake you. For you have been like a widow grieved for her children and in Ramah there was much weeping but now this is what the LORD says: "Do not weep any longer, for I will reward you," says the LORD. "Your children will come back to you from the distant land of the enemy.” – Jeremiah 31:16

 

LENAPE TRIBE, DAVID BRAINERD AND THE MORAVIANS

 

My people the Lenape who once welcomed you to this place I have put a new song in their hearts; even in this season they will be like a tree planted by the water that will be for the healing of the nations. My blessing will visit them like a summer snow. Even as they stood with the likes of Brainerd and the Moravians forming a three-fold cord; I will once again cause a covenant to be between you and them. A canvas of many colors is even now being unfurled. "He will establish the border of the widow." - Proverbs 15:25

 

This latter house will be greater than the former says the Lord and this latter rain will be seen from NYC to Canada, from New Jersey to Oklahoma as I re-establish the borders of the widow and orphan says the Lord. I will even now hasten these things to come to pass. I will even now "rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations." - Isaiah 61:4 

 

 

FULTON STREET REVIVAL AND A NEW WINE SKIN CALLED WALL STREET

 

Over 150 years ago I opened the flood gates of Salvation and even now I am re-digging the well of prayer and many will be saved say’s the Lord. I will lift up the uncomely parts and even now they will be bestowed more honor and the one's long forgotten will be remembered. Once again I will reach the uttermost parts of the earth through your prayer and the nations of the world will hear the Good News. The nation's of the world will see your light as My glory arises and shines upon you.  

 

For in the very place of your wealth and prosperity I will breathe on the dry bones and a great and exceeding army will arise. For I will release a spirit of intercession and prayer on Wall Street and Manhattan and many will bow down before Me there. Many will cry out as Rachel, "Give me children or I did!" Even in this place you will hear my voice like thunder and like a Saul of Tarsus many will be smitten and saved. The voice of the prophet and the apostle will be heard here once again; the voice of the Lord will be heard upon the waters. (Genesis 30:1)

 

IN THE SUBWAYS A NEW SOUND WILL BE HEARD

 

As I moved in the catacombs of Rome so shall I move in the subways of New York City and beyond. For in these dark places and edifices the voice of the Evangelist will be heard nor shall they gainsay or rebuke them. They will be a Stephen to many and even more will be saved and like Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch the nations of the world will hear the Gospel. For the enemy would mean to harm you but what was meant for your only evil I have meant for your Good and many will see it and be glad. Many will see it and be glad. Watch and see there beneath the streets the deliverance of the Lord!

 

Grand Central Station will reverberate with the sounds of salvation as millions hear the word of the Lord. Multitudes, multitudes in this great Valley of Decision and even now I am opening the windows of Heaven over you. For I saw the plight of your forefathers and the many that came before you and in this very place My liberty will be clearly seen says the Lord - the nations of the world that have come to your gates will clearly see, “and I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below--blood and fire and clouds of smoke…” - Acts 2:19.

 

JEWS FOR JESUS AND A CITY OF REFUGE

 

Once again you will be the “Light of the world and the salt of the earth” for in your borders Israel shall find a way of escape and many will be saved. I will cause them that have borne no fruit to flourish and those that have been in exile to be found. A great missionary wave will originate from the Jewish people of New York City and like Paul leaving Antioch I will send you to the uttermost parts of the earth; the Jewish people of this city shall surely hear a MACEDONIAN CALL. The gates of hell will not prevail against them nor will be they be displaced any more.

 

IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND THE FAULT LINES OF REVIVAL

 

A great fault-line of revival lies between these nations and cities and even now I will cause it to shake. I will move on the tops of their mountains and with a Consuming Fire draw many to Me. For in famine you came to these shores and in My glory you shall return to them. I will honor you where only once dwelt your enemies and I will sit you beside kings for My sake and it will turn to you as a witness. For have not I put coal form the alter in Heaven on your lips and have not you cried, “Here am I, send me!” My fire will go before you and surely I am your rear-guard. 

 

Even now the jet-stream of revival between these places is stirring and the waters are moving and many will hear the voice of the Lord. Many will hear the voice of the Lord and I will surely confirm My word with signs following.

 

O mothers of Ireland you shall surely see the hand of God in the land of the living as a Day of Remembrance visits your land. A day of visitation and the blood of your forefathers that even now cries out from the ground will surely be redeemed. Surely it will be redeemed. “Look at the nations and watch-- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” – Habakkuk 1:5

 

STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLY AND QUEENS THE GATES OF THE CITY WILL BE OPENED

 

"In that day, everyone in the land of Judah will sing this song: Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God's salvation. Open the gates, that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in." - Isaiah 26:1-2

 

For in these very places I will sound an alarm; a call for Salvation and many in her streets will rejoice. For even this year I am calling your Prodigal's home and the table of Salvation will be set. Kill the fatted calf says the Lord, kill the fatted calf! For the sons and daughters of New York are coming home! The sons and daughter of New York are coming home.

 

Brooklyn will be as a sign-post, a mile marker of your progress as the balances are tipped in your favor. Queens will be a "City upon a hill that cannot be hid" as I trim the wick of revival and the lines of demarcation are removed. For even in this day the two will be one says the Lord, the two will be one. On Staten Island I will redeem the blood that was shed and the sleight of hand that betrayed many. I will restore your posterity and the names of those long forgotten will I now remember, they will be remembered says the Lord. "The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground..." - Genesis 4:10

 

A CROSS AND A SWITCH BLADE AND OTHER ANOMALIES

 

I will do it again says the Lord, I will do it again. I will take the cross and the switchblade and like Jonathan and David I will exchange them one for the other; I will give you a heart of flesh for a heart of stone. The sound of Salvation will roar through yours streets again and the fruit of those seeds that have fallen will now produce a great harvest. I will surely fill the largest venues and stadiums with the Gospel such has not been seen for many years.

 

From Hell's Kitchen to Harlem My fame shall spread abroad and on the lips of your children shall be Salvation. From Brownsville borough to Jamaica I will re-dig the wells of revival and the rivers will be seen in the desolate heights says the Lord. Form the desolate hieghts. "I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs." - Isaiah 41:18

 

From the Bronx and Hunts Point, Soundview, Flushing and Maspeth the sound of REVIVAL and RENAISSANCE will be heard as I break up the fallow ground. For I have heard the cry of your people and I will cause you even now to cast your nets on the other side of the boat. I will even now cause a great catch, an anomaly, a deep crying out to deep as the souls of men cry out. I have shaken the tree says the Lord and the seeds that have fallen to the ground and died will now bear much fruit. They will bear much fruit says the Lord, they will certainly bear much fruit. (1st Samuel 18:4)

 

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com

info@consumingfire.com 

 

Historic links:

Lenni-Lenape People: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nj/state/Lenape.htm

Fulton Steet Prayer Meeting: http://bit.ly/10b3r5d 

The Cross and the Switchblade: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cross_and_the_Switchblade

 

 

 

ALASKA: THE LION, THE LAMB, AND THE EAGLE

Chad Taylor March 8th, 2013

 

* See important updates below as Chad Taylor is making a long awaited return to the interior of Alaska in July...

 

THE LION: AN AWAKENING

 

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?" - Amos 3:8

 

I heard the roar of a lion from Alaska; a roar of awakening and ingathering as multitudes were saved, it was the sound of many waters. I heard the words of Isaiah trumpeting over the land to the North - Alaska: "Enlarge the location of your tent, let the curtains of your dwellings be stretched wide, and don't hold back. Lengthen your cords; strengthen your stakes..." - Isaiah 54:2

 

It is a PHILIP MOMENT for Alaska as the Gospel of Salvation will be published to the uttermost parts of the earth as the chariots of visitation now arrive. "I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." - Acts 2:9.

 

Like the roaring of a lion the Good News will be preached. A sounding board to the nations a jet-stream of grace and mercy. The riptide of previous set-backs will no longer hold you as I catapolt you foward suddenly says the Lord. Even now I will redeem the time. 

 

"And he gave a great shout like the roar of a lion. And when he shouted, the seven thunders answered!" - Revelation 10:3.

 

It's "the calm before the storm" as the sound of an abundance of rain begins; a former and latter rain. An accumulation of prayers like Elijah are even now rending the heavens as the mountains of resistance are cast into the sea. The angel of The Lord is even now stirring the waters. "On the seventh time, he reported,"There's a cloud as small as a man's hand coming from the sea." Then Elijah said, "Go and tell Ahab, 'Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn't stop you!" - 1st Kings 18:44

 

THE LAMB: THE KEYS OF HELL AND DEATH

 

"And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!" - Revelation 15:3.

 

Surely this is the Day of your Salvation says The Lord and the gates of bronze and iron will now be opened, “I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron; I will give you the treasures out of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name." ALASKA! (Isaiah 45:2-3)

 

The Lamb holds the keys and has the power to open up the secret places and open the prisons to those who are bound - He has the keys of hell and death. The gates of hell cannot prevail against you Alaska and the ancient treatise of death against your children will now be broken.  

 

"This is what the LORD says: "Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded," declares the LORD. "They will return from the land of the enemy."  - Jeremiah 31:16

 

For even now the gates are opening and like calves from the stall you will leap O Alaska, you will leap and jump and the chains that hitherto hindered you will melt away. For even now I will once again shake the prisons and the places of your captivity and you will indeed be free. A KAIROS TIME IS UPON YOU.

 

"And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness." - Acts 4:31

 

THE EAGLE: I WILL RENEW YOUR STRENGTH

 

"Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions. He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye." - Deuteronomy 32:10-11

 

Alaska, you are still the apple of My eye and in this time I will surely stir the nest and cause you to rise up on Eagle's wings. I will renew your strength, and I will renew your vision for the salvation and deliverance of nations; surely now, "Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest..."

 

But for this purpose I have appeared to you! Like Paul I will send you to the places Christ has not been preached and multitudes will be saved. The Apostolic DNA I have put in you will now be revealed, as never before in your history, and it will even now impact the world - "Alaska, you were born for such a time as this!"

 

It is an apostolic creed that I now declare to you says the Lord: "But get up and stand on your feet, because I've appeared to you for the very purpose of appointing you to be my servant and witness of what you've seen and of what I'll show you. And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles - to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me." - Acts 26:15-18

 

KODIAK, KETCHIKAN AND KOTZEBUE: A THREE-FOLD CORD

 

From these 3 places I have tied a three-fold cord of prayer and it will not be severed says the Lord. I will anchor the spiritual pitch of the state from these 3 places and surely they will withstand the coming storms. I will give them buoyancy and I will be revealed in them and in the storm, like Apostle Peter, they will walk on the water and I will surely walk with them. Miracles, signs and wonders will surely follow you.

 

Acts 5:15  I declare in your streets, public venues and villages - a day of visitation. I will lift the roof of religious restraint off of you and surely the sick will be lowered in for I have made a hi-way in the wilderness for the outcast and vagabond; the poor and the destitute for surely this scripture is fulfilled in your ears: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; he has anointed me to tell the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to announce release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set oppressed people free..." - Luke 4:18

 

I will now make a way for the Uncomely Parts. "But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus..." - Luke 5:19

 

From KOTZEBUE I will send the call for workers and like Philip and Bartholomew they will see the harvest and GO. From this place I will surely once again give them the nations for their inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth as their possession. (Psalm 2:8) They are wheel within a wheel and I will even now redeem the time and restore the years that the locust devoured; I will rebuke the devourer and those that kill, rob and steal. I will defend you says the Lord. I will defend you.

 

KODIAK you will surely be My first-line of defense and when the enemy comes in like a flood I will raise up My standard: KODIAK. I will undo the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free. I will break the cords of injustice and cause the former and latter rain to come. The spirit of Esau that sold your inheritance for a piece of bread will surely be blotted out in this day says The Lord. I will set the captives free!

 

"Having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross..." - Colossians 2:14

 

KETCHIKAN is My "Hannah" Says The Lord and from her intercession the future of Alaska will be secured and redefined. The song of Hannah shall surely be your anthem in this Day of Salvation as the hand of My deliverance is clearly seen by all, "Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance and salvation." - 1 Samuel 2:1

 

ALASKA AND ANCHORAGE: A STATE OF REFUGE

 

For surely the nations will call you blessed for in this place of Alaska I have made you a spiritual and moral high-ground as the lines of demarcation are clearly laid out - My plumbline. I have not forgotten you covenant with Israel and in this hour the covenant between you will surely arise and shine and many will come to the brightness of its rising.

 

Psalm 46 is written over you Alaska and unfurled as a banner - many will see it and find courage. "The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge." - Psalm 46:11

 

I will give you the orphaned and the widow, the refugee and the outcast and the heritage of kings will be yours says The Lord. "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD shines over you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your radiance..." - Isaiah 60:1-3

 

Alaska, the hour of your visitation has come!

 

"They will see your good works and glorify God on the day of visitation..." - 1st Peter 2:12.

 

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com

Email: info@consumingfire.com

Chad's books Why Revival Still Tarries & The Cry of the Harvest: http://bit.ly/13MfD1y 

 

** Chad will be in Alaska April 11-14th in Ketchikan and July 25-29th in Anchorage and the Fairbanks area. If you would like to know more about Chad's long expected return to the interior of Alaska please contact Suzanne Palmer at suzannahpalmer@hotmail.com or call (714) 489-5540. We are currently looking for God's perfect strategy for Chad's visit and we currently have openings for Chad and his worship team Prophetikos from LA, CA. to visit your city or village and minister. Please do not hesitate to communicate with your inspiration... Aho Alaska God speed! 

 

"Chad Taylor addresses the greatest issue on the heart of God right now - the harvest. He does so with profound insight, and prophetic stirring.  Bill Johnson Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. and author of "When Heaven Invades Earth"

 

Other Prophecies by Chad Taylor concerning Alaska dating back to 1998 read here: http://on.fb.me/X9tq0I

 

MILWAUKEE: A GATHERING PLACE OF NATIONS AGAIN AND A WELL RE-DUG

by Chad Taylor

I see a whirlwind over Milwaukee - a whirlwind of God’s intentions. You are about to reap a hundred-fold; like Jacob you have sowed in times of famine. The last ten years where the enemy had laid siege to your borders I am even now despoiling and dismantling says the Lord. I am even now turning your sorrow into joy and giving you beauty for your ashes. You will be called, “The light of the world a City upon a hill that cannot be hidden.” – Mathew 5:14

I will once again draw the harvest from many nations and you will be an epicenter to the utter-most parts of the earth. From you will come epic breakthroughs in medicine and science and My anointing will renew your minds. I will spring up from the University campuses and My glory will be clearly distinguished as I open the prison doors of intellectualism and agnosticism. A Saul of Tarsus moment will occur with brilliant breakthrough as some of your greatest minds are saved.

A CITY OF REVOLUTION AND REVIVAL

Revolution and revival are in your very DNA and I will even now cause the dry bones of your destiny to come alive. The barren fields of the past 50 years will now be eclipsed by a Jubilee. Even this year 2013, I am unfurling My treatise for you; my covenant and the very things that I declared to you over 150 years ago will shortly come to pass.

I will rebuild the old waste places and those indigenous to your land will be lifted up – it is a Joseph moment and My people will undoubtedly be delivered! It’s the hour of the uncomely parts.

I will repair the breach and where there has been a “issue of blood” and past sins that have hobbled you; I will cause them to be healed and reconciliation will take precedence. For I have given you Milwaukee a ministry of reconciliation and you will have the heathen as your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth will surely be your possession. – 2nd Corinthian 5:18, Psalm 2:8

FAVOR AND FRUITFULNESS WILL OVERTAKE YOU

I am even now causing a series of events to frame these moments of fruitfulness and favor and many from afar will see it and be glad. There will “signs in the heavens above and earth beneath”. It will be apparent to many that the Hand of God is upon the city of Milwaukee and beyond. For even now I am burning around your borders with My fire and the cities and towns that orbit you will surely ignite for the fire has already been kindled. – Acts 2:19

From as far away as Chicago and Green Bay the fire will be seen and felt as the fault of line of revival begins to shake. It will be an awakening, a shaking, which will set the Great Lakes cities apart as a spiritual high ground – a Shiloh. The Tabernacle of David will be assembled in Milwaukee and the nations will flow into it. The nations will flow into it.

MILWAUKEE A CAPITOL CITY OF REVIVAL AND HARVEST

Like a Shiloh, you will be a city of gathering once again, even as you forefathers described you “A gathering place by the water…” You will be like a tree planted by the river that will bear its fruit in season. For a season of revival and harvest has surely come.

You will give the nations Living Water and a well of healing will be opened that will never be quelled or stifled again. You will be a Jacob’s well and many wayward, prodigal, poor and lost will find it. I will hasten these things to come to pass says the Lord.

Pentecost is upon you as this harvest comes to fruition. Your future will be framed by a seed-time and harvest that will surely be unprecedented. Doors that have remained stubbornly closed to you will suddenly open as I give you utterance to the world and like a “Philip” you will evangelize and reach the nations. – Psalm 1:3, Acts 8:30

A RUTH AND BOAZ MOMENT FOR THE THRESHING FLOOR IS READY

As Ruth was given back her inheritance so shall I give you back yours Milwaukee. Your youth shall rejoice in this season as they reach toward the high calling in Christ. I have prepared the threshing floor and even now the winnowing fan is in My hand and I will surely separate the wheat from the chaff.

I will dig up the fallow ground. I will cause many to return to their first love and to do the first works and many will be saved. A windfall of salvation shall flood your streets and the most notorious and riotous will be born-again. Gated communities and notorious neighborhoods will be arrested by My grace and I will surely set their captives free. I am even now leaving the 99 for the 1.

From the East to the West, from the South to the North My name will be shouted from the housetops as I remove the spiritual ceiling from you. This is your Kairos moment Milwaukee a day of visitation.

Chad Taylor
January 16th, 2013
www.consumingfire.com 
www.facebook.com/consumingfiredotcom
 
info@consumingfire.com

 

 

THE CITIES OF THE NORTH: CLEVELAND, CHICAGO, DETROIT, INDIANAPOLIS

by Chad Taylor 

 

(This word was originally released on Nov. 5, 2010 during the Revivalists Come Forth Conference in Mentor, Ohio outside of Cleveland, it was recorded live and written here as it was spoken. Chad is ministering in Cleveland, OH again this weekend see below for more info.)

 

I believe the cities of the northern hemisphere are suffering much because they said “I will” and did not. I believe there was a time—and I'm speaking this by prophecy—I believe there was a time in the forties and fifties that revival came and introduced itself. Revival comes to introduce itself, see? It might have a name like Maria Woodworth-Etter. Revival comes and says, “hi.” “Will you follow?” And I believe that this hemisphere, this region, said “I will,” and never did. I believe that God came about fifty, sixty years ago. And He said, “Here, I want to make you something, man. I want to make you. I want to give you revival. I want to give you the nations. I want to make you a church and a legacy and a posterity that will live forever.

Somewhere between point A and point B we missed something. Something defaulted back to Egypt. And this area has been going in circles, 'round and 'round the same mountain.

 

Well, I hear the voice of the Lord saying tonight, "One more time. One more time. I'm going to meet you there. I'm going to meet you there and lead you out. I'm going to meet you there, right there where you have been before. One more time. Cleveland, one more time. Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, one more time. “I will not” is about to become “I do.”

 

THE ELEVENTH HOUR CHURCH

 

I hear the Lord saying, these cities, this northern hemisphere, is the eleventh-hour church. (Matt. 20:6). That's who they are. Other cities have been working all day. But God says, now watch. I'm going to hire you now. And I'm going to pay you the same wage as those that have been listening and doing for years and decades. In other words, the fifty years you've lost, you'll regain. God's about to redeem the time.

 

All the absence of charity. All of the absence of God's welfare, all of the absence of those that should have been going, but didn't—God's going to redeem in days and weeks and months—even a year—God will bring it all full circle.

 

And the reproach, the reproach of Pittsburgh, the reproach of the steel belt, the reproach of these regions is going to come off of you. It's going to roll right off of you. And the manna is going to cease. See, that's what we have to—really, that's going to be the most difficult thing that we have been eating. And it's been from God. Don't you know about this hidden manna? That was just your survival pack. Manna is just to get you through, dude. Manna is just your survival pack. But I want you to cross over and receive the promises that he gave this city fifty years ago.

 

50 YEAR CYCLE IS COMING TO AN END

 

I see something happened downtown. Some research—something happened in the fifties—downtown in Cleveland. Revival came to this city. Someone, someone in a tent came. Someone preached the Word. Someone brought the Word of the Lord to this city, and it was received, but it was like Ezekiel. It says in Ezekiel that they come to you to hear the Word like someone who speaks flatteringly and plays good at an instrument. They come to hear you, but then not do it. And later when it comes to pass, they say, surely a prophet is amongst you. That's what happened. They came and they heard. They were flattered. They patted him on the back and said, “Come on back. Thank you.” They never heard the Word. They never heeded the Word of the Lord. (Ezekiel 33:30-33)

 

God says, now fifty years has come to an end. What was meant for them is meant for now. The disobedience and unbelief come falling down. There's a dynamic in what's happened. We haven't figured it out. There was a dynamic in the people—a dynamic is a two-edged sword.

 

A DOUBLE PORTION FOR ALL YOU HAVE LOST

 

God's going to revive this city. Ohio city, God's going to revive you again. (Ohio City was the original name of Cleveland in its origins). Things that were meant for you fifty, sixty years ago—forty years. And the corruption, the slight-of-hand, things that were done in secret by people that were called righteous that were voted in to leadership, voted in to place, they were in corruption, and they forfeited, and they—a few—gave up the liberty of many. A few gave up the liberty for many. And a decline came, a mark against the city. A mark—it was in newspapers. I can see old newspapers where headline news talked of the corruption, talked of the revealing of corruption and a mayor, a mayor, a mayor and some city council lost their seats to corruption. That mark's been against this city hurt forty-five, fifty years. My Lord.

 

Now the Lords says, I'm going to reinstate those seats in righteousness. Where the devil has forbidden God to move by these legalities, I'm saying, God's going to restore. I hear the Lord saying, look at the end of Job. Look at the end of Job. His end was double what he lost. And I hear the Lord saying there's going to be a double portion for the loss, for the forfeiture, the things that were taken from you. A few took the legacy and the inheritance from many. And now God is going to reinstate, reinstate, reinstate, reinstate, reinstate, reinstate, reinstate, reinstate Cleveland. Cleveland... Cleveland...

It's a city in mourning. A city in mourning. It's been crying over one man, but God says, in place of that one man, I'm going to give you a real King. In place of that king, I want to give you a real King. And that vacancy, that vacuum, that one man left, one man will fill. My God. It's not Lebron James. It's King Jesus. It's Jesus!

 

GOD'S CHAMPIONS AND HIS HARVEST

 

I heard a word of knowledge for this city—a word of wisdom. One king's left. Well, another king's a-comin' now. He's the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And His face you'll see on the billboards. His fame will be spread abroad. His name will be lifted up. And that vacancy will be filled.

 

See, there was no room at the inn, Melinda (Pastor Melinda Bauman). There's room at the inn now. There's room in this city for Jesus now. And God says, watch, I'll smile down upon your people. Even those at the sporting arenas, I'll smile down upon them. I'll make champions out of them—God's champions. God's Davids.

 

I see legislation for schools. Something's going to change—something very subtle the enemy has passed. Something very subtle the enemy has brought in to existence, under wraps. It's been unseen. The enemy has sowed a seed. It's like the tares in the nighttime. You wake up, and there something was sown. The Lord says, it's time to take up some tares. That's what the Bible says. It says, the tares are taken up first, the Bible says. You better reread that whole scripture. The Bible says that they both grow together until the harvest. Well, guess what, folks? It's the harvest. So tares are being brought up now. Laws that have been made. Things that have been forfeited. All the tares are being brought up now. Tares all over this country are being torn up. The harvest is come—a dispensation, a harvest. Harvest, man. Harvest, the fullness.

 

THE TARES AND THE WHEAT

 

That's what's Pentecost was. Harvest—Pentecost was the fullness of the barley harvest. Hallelujah. And in the fullness of harvest, man, the tares start. Listen to me. That false tares is a Greek word called, "darnell". If you read the Amplified Bible, they don't even use tares; it says, darnell. It's a false wheat. You cannot distinguish the two until they come to fruition into maturation in the harvest time. You know how you can tell the two from wheat? The true wheats for harvest are bent down low. The darnell, or the fake wheat, stands straight up. Right now, there's a bending. Right now, there's a bending.

 

God's bending many of you low right now, and you think it's a burden or something bad. No. Bend, baby, bend, so the harvest can come. Tares are being taken up now. What comes almost simultaneously to them? Harvest. Harvest like you've never seen, man. You've never seen. Eye has not seen, nor ear has not heard, or entered into the heart of man. That's why I'm leaving my doctrine behind, because my eyes never saw it; my ears never heard it; my heart has never conceived it—what God has in store for us that love him.

 

And this present suffering is not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed. Suffering is just the bringing down of the old, so you can cut those tares out.

 

So, Father, we thank you right now for the word for this city. The word for this city—fifty years of ruin. Fifty years of barrenness. Fifty years, Father, of forgetfulness. Fifty years of disobedience—being washed away in a day. My God! I don't know if it's today, but it's washed away in a day. One day.

Where these tares that were sown in the academic world—look up. Look up. Look up. I'm telling you, this economic crunch in America is just to get us lower. That's all it is. He's just bending us down just a little bit lower. Come on. And He'll take up those tares. And then all of a sudden, He'll raise you up. Rise and shine for the glory of your light has come.

 

When darkness covers the earth and covers the people, the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee, and the Kings and Gentiles will come to the brightness of its rising.

 

So, Father, raise up this city. Lift up the hands that hang down. Strengthen the feeble knees that that which is lame is not turned away, but rather, it's healed. Heal it, Lord.

 

* Chad will be ministering in Cleveland OH this weekend Jan 4-6th see details here: http://on.fb.me/S7W5Rb 

 

Chad Taylor Web: www.consumingfire.com

 

 

O ISRAEL, O YISRAEL YOUR DELIVERER IS COMING

November 22nd, 2012

O Israel, O Yisrael, I will soon bring your secret salvation into a public forum; your faith in Me I will suddenly spring into an arena of My making; even a public place and many will see it and be glad. For I have spoken to you like Nicodemus at night (John 3), and in the secret places multitudes have been saved - now the time has come for their revealing. I am bringing your salvation into a public forum and millions will behold it.


Now is the time, I will remove the basket of pretense and circumstance and a Great Awakening shall begin. O Yisrael, you have wrestled with Me but now it will be clearly seen that I am for you and not against you. For many will watch and say, "Who can deliver them? Look, for all have forsaken them!" When it appears like imminent defeat you will prevail, O Yisrael, you will prevail.

"And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel, for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed." Genesis 32:28

But I say to you O Israel, in the darkest moment My light will arise and shine and a deliverance shall come from a land that you did not ask of; a land that you did not seek, nor ever imagined would stand by your side. From the desert deliverance is coming and from the Lands of the North a ally will rise. Have not I promised you I will never forsake you, I will never leave you?

"Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? "It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save." Isaiah 63:1

For two allies will falter and fail you; one shall be a Judas, buy I will raise up a Jonathan in a House of Saul and his arrows will fly straight. I will not allow you to be misled nor will I allow your light to be extinguished. But many will say, even those that once inscribed your name in their hearts, "Can anyone save Her? Can anyone deliver her now?"

But I will call you like a called Lazarus (John 11), and the stone of circumstances will suddenly be rolled away. For I will stir a vanguard of renowned leaders to rally around you. From even the most unexpected places and genres shall they come. I will raise up a former President to stand in the gap, a Prince and even a Queen. I will raise them and they will stand in the gap. I will make an enemy your friend.

"Of David. A psalm. The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." Psalm 110:1

From Rome shall blessing arise and be sent. From the place where Your faith once shined so bright many will now say, "Look! They are a friend of Israel again!" Indeed they will be, even to bloodshed they will stand with Israel.

I will give you a song of victory again O Yisrael, you will sing the song of David again, "O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle." Psalm 140:7. Psalm 140 is a clarion call for you in this very hour; a song in the night for you O Israel, hear it and be glad. Hear it and be glad!

"I shall lift my eyes to the hills; from where will come my helper?" Psalm 121:1

"Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars. They sharpen their tongues as a serpent; Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah. Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men." Psalm 40: 1-4

Received November 22nd, 2012 @ 10:00 am
Chad Taylor
www.consumingfire.com

 

THE ALASKA MANIFESTO

by Chad Taylor

 

Through the years of 1999 and 2002 Chad Taylor received a series of revelatory and revealing prophetic words for the State of Alaska.  Consequently Chad visited and later lived in Alaska for 2 years in the cities of Fairbanks, Anchorage and Girdwood and travelled to various cities and villages. Below is a snap shot of these words with a link where you can read them in their entirety. Keep your prayers upon Alaska the lid is about to come off! 

 

 A Word to Alaska (Part 1) - January 17th, 1999

 

It is countdown to take off in your place of habitation! You will break out on your right hand and your left. Even now the tent stakes are being strengthened and the place of your habitations are expanding. You have slept and now it is time to arise. You have slumbered and now the light of the glory of My appearing is rising upon you, now the whole earth shall see it's coming. I have hidden you, now is the time of your unveiling. I have held you back, now it is time to be first. I have whispered in your ear, now it is time to shout it from the roof tops.

 

The Lord has spoke, who can but prophecy? It is time, it is time to arise and go, O Alaska, it is your time for you to know your destiny. I have ordained you to be a voice as one crying to the nations, "PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD! MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!" You will be as Joshua, strong and of great courage and possessing the land...  Read more here -http://www.consumingfire.com/count1.htm

 

 A Word to Alaska (Part 2) - June 13th, 1999

 

Now is the hour to reveal what I have deposited in you, for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry. You will train them and you will send them. You will be called a "Master Builder." One who raises up the desolation of many generations, a repairer of the breach, a watchman on the wall, a healer of the nations says the Lord. Know this day that I have called you for such an hour as this.

 

I will bring forth the hidden treasure. I have saved the best wine for last! Now it is time to burst and spill out on the whole earth, now it is time for the fountains of the deep to break and open "a river in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys, in the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water..." (Isaiah 41:18&19) Pure gold tried in the fire of affliction. Your faces will be as fine gold, you will arise and shine for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you... Read more here - http://www.consumingfire.com/alaska.htm

 

The Alaska Alliance - September 6th, 1999 by Chad Taylor

 

 'Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth your curtains of your habitations: SPARE NOT, LENGTHEN YOUR CORDS, AND STRENGTHEN YOUR STAKES...' (Isa.54:3)

 

 For I saw a vision over you Alaska. A vision of a valley. In this valley was a myriad of people fighting, battling. Engaging in every kind of revelry. A blur of faces and bodies colliding and slashing with sword and fist devouring one another. Suddenly the fighting ceased as if a fog had been lifted from their minds. They looked from one to the other startled and alarmed. What was so alarming was that they were not engaging the enemy, but each other. Like the army Gideon faced in the valley, 'every man's sword against his fellow...' Rather that fighting the foe that faced them they fought against each other... Read more here - http://www.consumingfire.com/alliance.htm

 

Word to Fairbanks, Alaska Oct. 17th, 1999

 

 hear the Lord saying, "I am longing for revival in this area, I am waiting for Peter to step from the boat so I can calm the storm. Until Peter steps from the boat I will not speak, or move in revival power. I need My church in this area to take radical steps, I said RADICAL steps in obeying me. My Peters, My Leaders, My Apostles, need to step from the boat and meet each other in the water. That's where they will find Me, in the water.

 

 

Who will step out? Who will take a risk? Who will trust Me in even the things they will lose? How long will My Spirit have to wait for you to step from the boat? Certainly your boat will sink in the storm unless you step out at My word and then I calm the waves and wind. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 is what I am saying. If you do this, THEN I will do that. It is time to be like them in Acts, "men that have hazarded their live for Christ sake." What will you risk for revival to truly touch your city? Will you leave your nets and boats like Peter and follow Me? Or will you hold on to the little you have and see it washed away? Read more - http://www.consumingfire.com/fairbanks.htm

 

Destiny Alaska March 15th, 2000

 

Do you look at one conquest and say, "We are finished?" Know this day says the Lord that you have just begun. For the road you walk is marked with many landmarks and victories, but know that the journey ahead is long and the nations await you obedience. For the blood of the prophets are crying from the ground O Alaska. The blood of the prophets is crying out to the Lord Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts. And Heaven has assembled round about your borders O Alaska. Land of lights. In the 'sides of the North' will My name be heard and My glory be seen... Read more - www.consumingfire.com/destinyalaska.htm 

 

Anchorage Arise! April 11th, 2000

 

"Shake yourself from the dust; ARISE, and sit down, O Jerusalem!  Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!"  (Isaiah 52:2).  

 

I saw as it were like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of defeat and destruction.  With awesome glory and splendor it rose and lit up the East, West, North, and South.   It was a great city on a hill that could not be hid.  And I heard the voice of the Lord say,  'Anchorage Arise!  Shake off the dust of apathy and religion and shine!  The bonds and chains that have held you captive are breaking away!  A new liberty do I declare to you this day!  A new freedom.  They will see it from afar and come.  The nations of the world will be your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth your possession.

 

A day of visitation has come.  A time of harvest and increase.  A time of reaping and revival... Read More -  http://www.consumingfire.com/anchorage.htm

 

Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California Nov. 2nd, 2000

 

A Revival Fault Line!

 

I see in the Spirit a revival "fault line" like the San Andreas that runs through California and up into Alaska.  The Lord is causing spiritual "earthquakes" that run up and down the West Coast to have unprecedented magnitude in their impact on the backslidden and unsaved.  Some of histories greatest earthquakes have occurred on the West Coast.  (Three in Alaska alone.) God is creating spiritual "epi-centers" where the focal point of this shaking will take place. The force of these revivals will be stunning to say the least... Read more - http://www.consumingfire.com/alaskawash.htm

 

ANCHORAGE EXPLODES! A REVIVAL REPORT May 8th, 2000 (As posted on the Elijah List)

 

CHANTS OF "SATAN! SATAN!" COULD BE HEARD

 

The boldness of the Lord came upon me like a fire!  I began to confront the crowd of youth and preach and declare the love of Jesus Christ.  Suddenly choruses of "Satan! Satan!"  Could be heard.  Then from the crowd a young man jumped out at me, threatening and screaming at me!  I looked him in the eye and simply said, "Jesus loves you."  He screamed louder, more aggressive. Taunting and mocking the Lord.  Suddenly, and just as unexpectedly, a young native boy ran up to us, and began shouting, "JESUS IS REAL!  JESUS IS REAL!"  Read the rest of this amazing story here - http://www.consumingfire.com/bleeding.htm

 

A WORD FOR CORDOVA, AK. Aug. 9th, 2000

 

I see the hand of the Lord upon you Cordova.  And in His hand is a sickle.  I hear the voice of the Lord Cordova.  And I hear Him saying, "Put in the sickle for the harvest is ripe..."  For the hour is upon you to reap.  To take in a great catch.  You have labored all night and taken in little, but in this hour you will cast your nets on the other side.  In this hour you will be a great light.  Like a city upon a hill that cannot be hid you will shine.  They will see it from afar off and come.  Many from other nations and nationalities will come.  Many faces and races will gather in you streets and squares.  They will gather and worship.  For a great chorus of worship will ascend from this place Cordova.  A great pillar in the night.  A bright and shining light... Read more - http://www.consumingfire.com/cordova.htm

 

ALASKA ON THE PRECIPICE  Oct. 15th, 2002

 

For now the days have dawned that this great state will take it's place amongst the generals of revival and reform.  I will elevate and escalate her to a place of prominence and influence amongst the nations.  She will now sit with the Pharaohs and Presidents and speak of things to come.  For in Alaska lies the destiny of millions. Now the light of current events will draw these treasures out of darkness... Read more www.consumingfire.com/alaska_on_the_precipice.htm 

 

 

UPCOMING CITIES CHAD WILL BE IN: Cleveland, OH, (Jan.) Bismark, ND. (March) Thomasville,

GA. (Dec. 6-7th this week) Los Angeles, CA. TBA for more info. for any of these locations, times and addresses please email us at  info@consumingfire.com

THE EAST COAST: THE WOMB OF REVIVAL IS BEING REOPENED AGAIN AS GOD’S APOSTOLIC RESURGENCE MAKES LANDFALL

by Chad Taylor on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 3:14pm

U.S. Geological Survey said the last 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Giles County, Va., in 1897. Let’s look back for a moment. The East Coast and New England is America’s “womb of revival” without the significant historic revivals that rocked New England, New York, Savannah, GA and onward we would not have become the spiritual nation we are today. The Fulton Street prayer meeting in New York City is an astounding example: In September of 1857 Jeremiah Lanpheir began a weekly prayer meeting.

It was reported that, “By March newspapers carried front page reports of over 6,000 attending daily prayer meetings in New York, 6,000 attending them in Pittsburgh, and daily prayer meetings were being held in Washington at five different times to accommodate the crowds. Other cities followed and the fire of prayer resulting in historic revival continued. “Soon a common midday sign on businesses read, 'Will reopen at the close of the prayer meeting.'

By May, 50,000 of New York's 800,000 people were new converts. A newspaper reported that New England was profoundly changed by the revival and in several towns no unconverted adults could be found!” Revival swept the nation and the world from the Eastern seaboard of the Americas that defined the church age we are presently living in. However it was not long until these very churches and places sunk into the drudgery of religion and tradition and these mighty moves of God were seemingly forgotten.

I HEARD THE LORD SAY TODAY, “THE COALS OF REVIVAL ARE BEING BLOWN ON AND THE WELLS OF REFORMATION RE-DUG!”

I heard the Lord say today, “The cold coals of revival that have lied dormant on the East Coast and New England are being blown on; the dry wells of reformation and awakening filled with rocks of tradition and rank religion are being shaken and opened. Watch and see!”

I also heard the Lord clearly say that the WINESKIN is being broken not only in the Church of the East Coast and inland but our governing forces as well. These clear and present signs now crashing down upon the shores of American’s Atlantic coast are a sign of an “old wineskin” breaking and the well’s of previous revivals framed by massive prayer gatherings being re-dug and re-established right before our eyes.

I HEARD THE LORD SAY, “TODAY MARKS AN APOSTOLIC RESURGENCE AND A APOSTOLIC MOVE OF MY SPIRIT” AUGUST 27 ACTS 27.

As I meditated on this statement above the Lord brought me back to the time Apostle Paul faced a storm of hurricane proportions as they were in the ship transporting Paul to Rome. What is very interesting as well is this account is found in ACTS CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN. Today is AUGUST TWENTY SEVEN as we watch Hurricane Irene make landfall and breaking news. The Lord began to reveal to me that at this very moment the beginning of an Apostolic resurgence and a Apostolic move of His Spirit to steer the church back to the shores of revival was occurring.

Paul was going to Rome to be God’s witness not only to the common people but the KING. This current move of God unfolding before our eyes on Aug. 27th is also a signpost of God’s intentions and plans to be heard again in the highest places of Government in America.

In the story of Paul in Acts 27 they make it through the storms with their lives however the ship was lost. I heard the Lord say that the “structure” and many things we have “held on to” are being swept aside in the coming days making way for the new and that His will in the earth can be accomplished. On this TWENTY SEVENTH DAY ACTS TWENTY SEVEN IS BEING ESTABLISHED SAYS THE LORD. YOU ARE CROSSING OVER!

"Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the “northeaster,” swept down from the island. The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along..." - Acts 27

PORTS OF REVIVAL AND REFORMATION: GOD'S GROUND ZERO

The coastal cities of the East Coast are ports of revival and reformation. From Savannah, GA where the Wesley’s landed and the Moravians to New England rife with revival history where Whitefield, Brainerd, Finney and even the likes of D.L. Moody preached historic revival meetings. These port cities became missionary hubs as revival spread to Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. They are being primed once again to be “PORTS OF REVIVAL AND REFORMATION”.

But as any revival the old and the decayed; the stubborn moral and spiritual roadblocks need to be removed. Alas, the historic ensigns we are seeing the last few days in a “100 year earthquake” and the hurricane bearing down on the East Coast even now. These coastal cities are marked by God for revival and the “writing is on the wall” so to speak, as God sets a series of events in motion that will cast the spiritual mountains of resistance to His revival into the sea.

I HEARD GOD SHOUT, “GRACE, GRACE TO THE MOUNTAIN!”

Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’ - Zechariah 4:7

The strategy of God for prayer in these current crisis’s is GRACE. Grace will cause the imminent appearance of disaster to be transformed into a unstoppable momentum toward His ultimate will of revival and salvation for all. The Eastern Cities such as New York, Norfolk, Virginia, Washington D.C., Boston, MA and many others will be marked for revival and the coming tide of transformation.

As indicated in the scripture in Zechariah above God is revealing the foundations, the “top stones“, “cap stones” or “cornerstones” of this nation. These outward signs of earthquakes and hurricanes are only a signpost of what is happening much deeper in the Spirit and our response is clear, “GRACE, GRACE TO IT!”

IRENE IS A SIGNPOST OF GOD’S PEACE AS HE REESTABLISHES HIS WILL: A PLACE OF CROSSING OVER, GETTING US TO THE OTHER SIDE

Irene in the Greek means peace. I saw a vision today of Jesus on the storm as the boat where the disciples were was buffeted by the gale winds of the storm. This scenario was a PLACE OF CROSSING OVER, GETTING TO THE OTHER SIDE. These unfolding events on the Eastern seaboard of America is the same, a place of crossing over to the other side. Across the chasms of economic woe, moral collapse, great canyons of spiritual divides, a gulf fixed between fathers and their children young and old.

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” - Matt. 14:22-26

IRENE: A MILE MARKER OF GOD’S GRACE AND MERCY TO THIS NATION

This is not the first time that “Irene” has hit the East Coast of this nation... I believe over the decades and in this century the Lord has continually been calling the East Coast back to its origins: it’s history of revival and reformational prayer and to become port cities of revival again. If you were to look closely at the years “Irene” crashed on the shores of this country I believe you can follow the tell-tale signs of God’s hand upon this country steering her back to His will. These were “wake-up calls” as God sounded His alarm from Heaven:

Tropical Storm Irene (1959), caused minor damage to the Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Irene (1971), struck Nicaragua as a Category 1 hurricane, then tracked

to the Eastern Pacific Ocean and became Eastern Pacific's hurricane Olivia

Hurricane Irene (1981), Category 3 hurricane; moved across the Atlantic both ways, eventually hitting France as an extra tropical storm

Hurricane Irene (1999), Category 2 hurricane; passed over Cuba and struck Florida, causing $800 million (1999 USD) in damage

Hurricane Irene (2005), Category 2 hurricane; did not affect land

And now currently Hurricane Irene (2011), currently active; threatening the US East Coast as a possible major Category 3 hurricane. It is expected to hit the Northeast as a Category 1 hurricane.

A RUSHING MIGHTY WIND AND A EARTHQUAKE OF REVIVAL: ANOTHER PENTECOST IS COMING

Jonathan Edwards, the preacher and scholar who later became the President of Princeton University, was a dynamic leader in a revival in the 1700's which we call today, “The Great Awakening”. New believers reached upwards to 50,000 out of a total of 250,000 colonists. God was everywhere…

Edwards later published the journal of David Brainerd, a missionary to the North American Indians from 1743-1747. Brainerd tells of revival breaking out among Indians in October 1745 “when the power of God seemed to come like a rushing mighty wind…” The Native American’s become powerful preachers in this reformation such as Sampson Occom from the Mohegan tribe that inspired Eleazar Wheelock to start the revered Dartmouth College in New Hampshire to originally be a training center to raise up Native American missionaries.

In Acts Chapter 2 revival was framed by “A RUSHING MIGHTY WIND”. As Hurricane Irene makes landfall with winds upwards to 120mph in some places it is a natural sign of spiritual breakthroughs to come. God is going to send His “rushing mighty wind” to His church again and the outcome will be inevitable: A unprecedented missionary thrust and revival in the market place. Pentecost was not only the day the Baptism of the Spirit came, it was also the peak of harvest time in Israel. We are on the cusp of the greatest harvest in this nation’s history. All of her former revival’s will pale in comparison to what is on the horizon…

"On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting..." - Acts 2: 1-2

A REVIVAL OF PRAYER AND A REVIVAL OF SALVATION

With such a rich revival history that catapulted this nation into her harvest and future - God’s love and commitment to us will not be thwarted by years of history and moral decline. These historic signs of a earthquake and now a hurricane are only physical indications of what is happening in the spiritual landscape. Two times in the early church’s conception was there an earthquake. Once while they were in a PRAYER MEETING crying out to God for revival, and again, in the prison when God SET THE CAPTIVES FREE from their captivity and every prison door was open. Rest assured God intends to do both again through these clear and present signposts on the East Coast: A REVIVAL OF PRAYER AND A REVIVAL OF SALVATION.

"After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness." Acts 4:31

"About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose." Acts 16:25-26

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com

info@consumingfire.com

References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dartmouth_College, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene

MASSACHUSETTS: GOD'S "CAUSEWAY" IN A STATE OF CROSSING OVER - NEW ENGLAND YOUR DAY OF VISITATION IS FAST APPROACHING

For "I will do wonders amongst you" says the Lord. For the time has come that my presence will pass through as the Ark did in Joshua's day. As they did then, it is critical that you do so now: "GO AFTER IT!" (Josh. 3:3). The time to move forward has arrived and the urgency to cross over is upon you says the Lord. Move! For I will give you hinds-feet and you will overcome the obstacles and road-blocks that has hitherto hindered you causing you to dwell in the wilderness. I will fill your sails with new life and inspiration and the flag of leadership and breakthrough shall no longer be half-mast; it will rise again for the world to see and follow. Once again you shall be known as "revolutionary", "trailblazer", "revivalist."

The galloping hoof beats of visitation is fast approaching says the Lord. The sound of thunder will surely follow this day of illumination. The dark skies of confusion will give way to revelation as the "eyes of their understanding are enlightened."  I will make you Massachusetts a "CAUSEWAY", a bridge that will carry millions over the mire of history and darkness into the light of a New Day. "See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you." Hear the word of the Lord Massachusetts, You are my Causeway and you are in a state of crossing over and your Day of Visitation is fast approaching! (Eph. 1:18 Is. 42:9.).

SALEM IS A SAMARIA AND THE TIME OF ACTS CHAPTER 8 IS NOW UPON YOU

In a city steeped in historic notoriety, that bears the marks still to this day, I say in these places where once the flames of ignorance and fear burned I will now burn in the hearts of these - their descendants.  In the very places marred by crime and injustice I will raise a standard that will burn much more brighter than histories defaming ensigns. It will mark a cross-over, a historic junction like Joshua at the river Jordan at the times of harvest and you will cross over. For I have heard the cry of history in your midst, the cry of justice, the cry of mercy! I have heard the "blood of your brother crying from the ground" and I will hasten this day of discovery and transformation.

I will hasten the day of my visitation. Many will be seen and heard in the streets mourning. Mourning for their sins and past transgressions. As they did in the days of John the Baptist, so they will do in your streets O Salem Massachusetts. So shall they do in your day. A river of tears shall flood the streets as men and women turn to Jesus. They will be like the woman who washed My feet with her tears and my response shall be the same, "FORGIVEN". You will sow in tears and reap in joy. (Ps. 126:5)

For the outpouring of ACTS CHAPTER 8 AND THE HEART OF PHILIP THE EVANGELIST IS NOW UPON YOU. For I will call you a Samaria says the Lord and that which I did then I will do now in your streets, parks, fields and campuses. I will stir the waters and come down. The angles of My presence shall surely arrest the hearts of many and the streets will resound with salvation, the sound of repentance and rejoicing.

"Philip went to the city of Samaria (Salem) and told the people about Christ. They crowded around Philip because they were eager to hear what he was saying and to see him work miracles. Many people with evil spirits were healed, and the spirits went out of them with a shout. A lot of crippled and lame people were also healed. Everyone in that city was very glad because of what was happening.

For some time a man named Simon had lived in the city of Samaria and had amazed the people. He practiced witchcraft and claimed to be somebody great. Everyone, rich and poor, crowded around him. They said, "This man is the power of God called `The Great Power.' "

For a long time, Simon had used witchcraft to amaze the people, and they kept crowding around him. But when they believed what Philip was saying about God's kingdom and about the name of Jesus Christ, they were all baptized. Even Simon believed and was baptized. He stayed close to Philip, because he marveled at all the miracles and wonders. (Acts 8:5-13).

YOUR POSTERITY WILL NO LONGER BE "HISTORY" I WILL SET ENGLAND ABLAZE AGAIN!

Your historic premise is not forgotten. For in England I will burn with a new fire of reformation. For I say to you I will do in the courts of Elizabeth who once was your Queen a miracle. Elizabeth means, "God’s promise" and My promise to you and your forefathers has not failed nor faltered. As Elizabeth in biblical history you will "give birth" to a revival of reformation and revival in the earth. A day of John the Baptist is upon you as you prepare the way of Lord. For the song of a Father is over you O England, New England and Massachusetts, a song of the Father's heart and revival. I will sing it over you as I did in the day of John the Baptist, I will sing it in the courts of your Kings and Queens says the Lord.

THE SONG OF A FATHER: THE SONG OF ZACHARIAS

"And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; For he hath visited and wrought redemption for his people, And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of his servant David (As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets which have been since the world began), Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To show mercy towards our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he swore unto Abraham our father, To grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies Should serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

Yea and thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High: For thou shall go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people In the remission of their sins, Because of the tender mercy of our God, Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us, To shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death; To guide our feet into the way of peace..." (Luke 1:67-80 ERV)

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY AND BEYOND: BOSTON IS A MISSIONARIES PORT TO THE NATIONS

Boston, "Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession". I will set your ports ablaze with zeal for the Harvest. You will be My "Love Ablaze", My "City upon a hill that cannot be hid". I will send the Spirit of Intercession upon you and a wave of prayer will bolster your vision for the nations. I will give you an "upper-room" and you will pray as they did in every generation for revival, "...and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may preach your word!" (Acts 4:29).

You will resist the temptation for conform and your laws and legislation shall reflect this reformation. The ships of compromise shall not find rest in your ports; your hearts and your people will arise and shine says the Lord. Your children will reflect a greater glory and hunger to see history made - not just remembered. They will set a standard in your streets of holiness and mercy that will be the trailblazer of the future.

In the rural church and cities I will breath the breath of Life and the dry bones of forgotten fire will burn brightly again. The forgotten bones of revival will stir and the words of your forefathers that once cried for the Heaven's to be opened will resonate in your streets, your fields, your homes, your churches. Their prayers will kindle a new fire and passion in you as you "press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 3:14)

THE FAULT LINE OF REVIVAL AND A CHOSEN FAST

The FAULT LINE OF REVIVAL that I have placed in your borders will shake again causing many to pray and fast. Isaiah 58 will crescendo in your land as you "loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke to set the oppressed free and break every yoke... to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter - when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood..." (Isa. 58: 6-7).

You will once again be a forerunner of change and transfiguration in the nation which will be a guiding light to many. The Fault Line between Ireland and Scotland, Wales, Norway and Africa shall burn bright again as the lighthouses of revival pierce the murky waters of religion. Prophets shall be heard in your most prestigious college campuses as this generation of reformers arise with a clarion call for revival and prayer.

From Dartmouth College to New London, Connecticut, Plymouth, MA. and beyond I will cause the hearts of many to burn with prayer and fasting as they seek the face of God. Many will hear the Word of the Lord and prophesy and their words will be like fire says the Lord. As Ezekiel stood on the precipice of endless possibility in the valley of dry bones I will cause you to stand at this same precipice. You will see with your own eyes the deliverance of your God as I fight for your future.

The hedges and high places that have resisted the Grace of God and Love of God will be pulled down as a "Gideon's moment" passes by you. I will make your fleece wet with the confidence to move forward. You will boldly cross over the historic chasms that have mocked your progress as Goliath did David. Now you will shout and cross over! You will shout and cross over! You will shout with a voice of Triumph O land of liberty and salvation!

FIRST NATIONS, FIRST FRUITS AND FINAL HARVEST: YOUR LAND WILL HEAR THE CRY OF THEM AGAIN

The bones of those forgotten will now become a day of remembrance says the Lord. Those who first greeted you on the shores of your own reformation and revolution shall again be your first fruits and final harvest says the Lord. The kindred spirit and the hearts that were knit together in love will never be torn again by envy, strife and greed. I will tie this three-fold cord once again and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. I will string My bow says the Lord with a quiver full of My Promises as New England stands at the cross-roads, a "river-junction" and YOU Massachusetts will be a CAUSEWAY for the nation to cross over. 

As Squanto was to the Pilgrims in Plymouth, MA. I will lift the voice of your indigenous from obscurity and as Joseph was to his people in Egypt so shall they be to yours.  This is your Pentecost New England, it is your day of First Fruits and harvest. My threshing floor will be established in your borders and as Ruth the Moabite found her way - you shall find yours. I will give you the fields of harvest harvest I will most assuredly "Make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession..."   

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com

Historic Footnote: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squanto)

* Chad will be Harverill, MA. and other cities TBA Aug. 12-14th (this weekend) for more info. please leave comment or email info@consumingfire.com 

 

NORWAY: YOUR STATE OF EMERGENCY WILL BECOME GOD'S STATE OF REFUGE

by Chad Taylor on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 11:16a

"Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." (Psalm 48:2) 

As I was flying from Atlanta, GA. to Cleveland, OH. this last weekend July 22nd the Lord began to speak to me about the bombing in Oslo, Norway that occurred that very day and the historic precedence as well. Also on July 22nd, 1916 in San Francisco, California a bomb explodes on Market Street during a parade killing 10 and injuring 40. On July 22nd, 1946 a underground organization bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem resulting in 91 deaths. God said to me as I read these harrowing details, "Break the curse off of July 22nd, the enemy is trying to derail the breakthrough intended for these nations and in the world on this very day now and in history." 

A "DAY OF REMEMBRANCE" HAS BEGUN 

For I have heard the cry of your people for a thousand years and this day has come before Me as day of remembrance. "...and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon His name" (Malachi 3:16). Past, present and future is attesting to this day as I prepare you for a deluge of My spirit. At first it will appear like a reed in the wind and a smoking flax; but as this year comes to a close the fire of a transformation will burn brightly. For Justice will prevail and I will repair your breach says the Lord. You will find an unlikely ally in this season as the eyes of the world are upon you. You will fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah as the nations come to your borders, "To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified." (Is. 61:3 amplified)

I have not forgotten the covenant I made with you forefathers neither have I forgotten the prophecies that have went before to your descendants and now I will hasten the day for their fulfillment. You are at a spiritual "Gilgal" and the reproach will now be rolled off of you. I will cause you to cross over this current tragedy and give you the land promised to your forefathers. My words will be your anchor in this tumult, "Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more..." (Is. 54:4 Amplified) Look to the hills from whence comes your help says the Lord - look to the hills from whence comes your help! 

A CITY ON THE "SIDES OF THE NORTH": A NATION OF REFUGE AND RESOURCE

As the "distress of nations" escalates around the world you will be a mountain of refuge - a city upon a hill that cannot be hid. As the darkness appears to cover the earth I will arise and shine upon you. "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising" (Is. 60:1-3). You will be a spiritual linchpin that will cause the Nations of Europe and beyond to return to the Lord. Norway, you will be a hi-way to Heaven and multitudes will will be born- again under your shadow. For in this moment of testing you will overcome thus raising another standard of revival in the land. Your leaders will sit at the table of reformation and revival and like David they will raise the banner of worship and praise. Multitudes will gather in Norway to seek the Lord as the cloud of His presence settles over them. 

As many nations falter and their resources are at risk you will be a well of resource and supply. For I have planted in you a tree of blessing that is even now bearing fruit in its season. (Ps. 1:3). Your leaves will not wither and your fruit will remain. For in the coming days many will look to you for energy, fuel and natural resources and like Joseph in biblical days your silos will be full and the threshing floor a-plenty. For in this hour your oil and wine will not run dry. For I have extended My scepter of favor to you O Norway as the shifting tides of nations come and go. "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." (Is. 58:12). I will turn your water into wine. 

A THREE-FOLD CORD: NORWAY, SWEDEN AND DENMARK

As I did in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria I will cause these triune nations of Norway, Denmark and Sweden to be a epicenter of harvest and strategy. The uttermost parts of the earth will be their objective as My spirit of Liberty and Freedom reside there. A apostolic hedge shall be around them equipping the Church for the ministry. The ebb and tide of circumstances shall calm and in the wake of current events a rally cry for God's heart will be heard above the calamity. As the dust of tragedy settles, from it will spring a field of harvest in full maturation and fruition. The fallow ground has been broken. "All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come...” (Mark 4:28).

I will cause a cry from the youth in these three nations that will stir the heart of the world. A youth movement of unprecedented impact and longevity will spring from these Three that will spur the hearts of youth around the world to Jesus. They will carry the torch into Africa, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, America, Canada and beyond. Everywhere they go it will be ablaze. Powerful orators and preachers will now emerge and in the coming months and years they will raise a very different standard and measure for those to follow. You will be a prophetic canvas for the world to read."Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken..." (Eccl. 4:12)

LIKE SUMMER SNOW: GOD'S PROMISES FOR YOU NOW

As these passing days have left an indelible mark on your heart so will the coming blessings eclipse even this that you are now enduring. Like summer snow I will bring the blessings of the Lord that will overtake you. I will avenge you seven-fold and restore what the locust have devoured. Even the very places where blood has marked the soil I will spring up an ensign of my faithfulness and even your own past mistakes will be blotted out. They shall be made white as snow. For I am planting a tree of righteousness and the nations from it will be healed. "I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water". (Is. 41:18). I will hasten these things to come to pass. I will open the windows of Heaven to pour out My blessings.

I have stirred the waters and My healing will take precedence now. I will bind up the broken hearted and give them joy for their sorrow. I will heal the broken wing and like an eagle your strength will be restored. I will roll the reproach away and even your enemies will become your friends in this season. I will cause the devourer to be driven away and your fields restored. As David and Goliath I have caused the giants to fall before you and even as I have done for centuries I will prove my faithfulness to you again. Your value will quickly go up even before the un-godly. Many will desire your stock as the value of your nation rises. "I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth..." (Is. 43:6) Norway, Your state of emergency will now be God's state of refuge. 

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com

info@consumingfire.com

 

MINOT, ND: YOUR JORDAN HAS FLOODED AND YOUR HARVEST IS READY!

by Chad Taylor on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 12:11p

* I began to write this message out below as Minot, N.D. was capturing the headlines around the nation as the flood waters continued to rise. I have personally ministered in Minot a number of times and have walked her streets and seen first hand the prolific harvest and it's readiness to hear the Gospel. I pray this word urges Minot forward and continues to realign her to the harvest that is ready and white. There is no other alternative now - harvest! Chad Taylor

"Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest..." Joshua 3:15 

Even as Joshua and the priests approached the flooded waters of the Jordan during its harvest so is Minot, ND. standing at the threshold of the greatest breakthrough in its history. Even as the eyes of the world watched now will they see My glory rise in the midst of every common man and woman. The trumpets of victory are about to sound sending a shock wave of victory into the most stubborn resistance and finally felling the walls of division, religion and sin.

Mark it down, your harvest is imminent and the seeds of revival planted over 100 years ago in your soil are even now breaking the fallow ground. "Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy!" Ps. 126:5

The Ark of My presence is about to pass through even as it did in Joshua's day and your orders are the same as it was then, "And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it..." Go after it says the Lord! Do not stand on the sidelines any longer it's time to get into the field! As Ruth in the Bible your strategy is clear,

"And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers..."  Ruth 2:2-3

Now is the time to move forward, to take back your hi-ways and bi-ways and every dark place for the Kingdom of your God. See? I have anointed your feet during the time of this flood. It's a historic precipice and like the priests before - you will stand in the flood waters and make a way for the people to walk into the future. You are My Ruth and I have designated this time as boutiful harvest for you and I will give you favor even with your enemies.

"So the people left their camp to cross the Jordan, and the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them.

The debris of past resistance that clogged and snagged up the river of my intentions is also being washed away; certainly what your enemy meant for evil I have always intended for Good and now it  will work out in your favor says the Lord. The Lord says, take notice of the babies born during this crisis they are a sign to you as well... They are the first fruits of the harvesters that are coming out of this season, the youth and those that are crossing over. Take note of those born during this time and this flood they are from the Lord! Your harvest is upon you.  

"You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder..." Is. 9:3

Chad Taylor www.consumingfire.com  

“FROM THE FOUR WILL COME THE MORE“: THE FOUR CORNERS ANOMALY, ALBUQUERQUE, AND THE ANCIENT OF DAYS

by Chad Taylor on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 1:59p

"Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? "It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save."  Is. 63:1

My travels into the “Four Corners” area or Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado go back many years. This unprecedented area where 4 states collide at their Southwestern and Eastern borders is a historic anomaly. Congress follows a simple guideline for defining new territory as the then “new” United States expanded West which is its longitude and latitude lines and rivers. However in this case, it was a line running due South from the Southwest corner of Colorado. Even from it’s conception this region was set aside and unique. In 1999 I was ministering at Spring Harvest Church in Colorado Springs Pastored by Dutch Sheets on Sunday April 18th  to a combined youth service 2 days before the Columbine tragedy.  My scripture reference that morning was out of Jeremiah 31:15-17, 

“Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border…”  It was a promise that God would get the glory even in tragedy and loss.  

That same week in 1999 I walked the streets of Cortez, CO. at the Four Corners area and I will never forget the feeling of hopelessness as if all hope was stymied and dark.  At that very moment as I walked her downtown streets I heard the Lord say to me, “You see this city?  This region?  Watch and see what I will do here…”  12 years later one weekend ago May 6-9th, 2011 I stood in Cortez, CO. again and saw people saved, moved and touched in an outdoor park and local Foursquare church.  “From the Four will Come the More…”  I knew that this was the beginning of a major shift and move of God as He had promised in the Four State region of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico and that would inevitably reach the world for Jesus.

ANCIENT ONES AND THE ANCIENT OF DAYS

This area also is inhabited by the 2 largest Native American reservations in the nation - the Navaho and the Tohono O’odham Nation.  The Four Corners has a striking difference from any other region in the United States. It holds within it some of the oldest ruins of ancient civilization in the North American continent such as the Anazazi and the Pueblos. These timeless ruins stand today as they have for thousands of years as a stark reminder of those that came before us. Anazazi is a Navajo word for “Ancient Ones”. In all of this continents history the Four Corners stands as one if it’s most ancient gateways and obvious stages for prayer and intercession.  In Daniel 7:9 Daniel saw the Lord as the Ancient of Days usurping all other powers and thrones. 

“I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire…”  

The Four Corners region is an end-time beachhead for spiritual warfare and historic breakthrough for missions and the Kingdom of God in the earth and is even now rising to her full stature in the Spirit.

There are 22 or more Native Tribes in Arizona Alone.  It is a cultural and tribal melding pot that is simmering and about to tip. It will become a maelstrom of spiritual breakthrough as a people rise from the ashes like a Phoenix to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. An ancient precipice that has been set aside for thousands of years “for such a time as this”.  

THE BURNING MAN WILL NOW BE A BURNING CHURCH

On the outskirts of the Four Corners region in Nevada also in the desert stands one of the nations’ most infamous and God defying rituals called, “The Burning Man”.  A week long pagan ritual celebrating alleged self-expression and “liberty” that originated on Baker Beach in San Francisco.  The desert has often been the host for many strange and bizarre rituals that have went down in the annals of American lore. However the Bible records, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:19  

THE THIRST, HUNGRY AND LOST WILL OPEN UP THE FLOODGATES

This ancient text found in Isaiah 41:17-20 below is about to become the mantra of the Southwestern region of the United States as God uses it as a mighty springboard of end-time events and world missions.  It will be a linchpin of God’s victory in the pervading darkness in the United States and the world. From a area known for poverty and the plight of the Native People now paints a vivid backdrop for deliverance and salvation:

The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will open rivers in desolate heights,  And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, The myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together, That they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it…”  

ALBUQUERQUE GOD’S EDOM AND CAPITOL CITY OF TRANSFORMATION

This last weekend mentioned above that I ministered in the Four Corners I also was invited quite suddenly on that Friday to return to one of my most endearing cities in America - Albuquerque, NM.  I have ministered there twice before over the last 5 years but had no idea what was in store for us now. 

As we entered the city from the northern route from Cortez, Durango, CO. and Farmington, NM. We stopped at a local coffee shop on the outskirts of Albuquerque.  As I stepped from the car immediately a Hopi Native American elder walked past me.  I yelled a greeting to him and he turned on his heels and declared, “I love you! I have missed you it’s been so long since you have been here!”  He rushed up to me and embraced me with tears.  I had never seen this man in my life…

The next 15 minutes I recognized it was not just this Hopi Native that was greeting me, IT WAS THE LAND THAT WAS WELCOMING US!  The land longed to hear the word of the Lord often more than we do.  It yearns as Paul records in Romans, “For deliverance and healing.”  (Romans 8:19-21).  The Hopi man went on to declare many profound things to our group of 5 but one statement was staggering, he said, “Joshua, welcome to your promise land the gates are open to you!”  We were stunned and knew it was a backdrop for things to come that Sunday evening at Glory Bound Church in Albuquerque and more importantly the regions future.  

When I landed at the airport in Albuquerque 2 days before on Friday May 6th I heard this scripture over and over in the spirit, 

“Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? "It is I, speaking in righteousness, MIGHTY TO SAVE."  Is. 63:1. (emphasis mine)

Edom means, “RED” because of the red-rock and sandstone in this ancient civilization in the Bible which is now modern day Jordan. Bozrah means “SHEEPFOLD” and was the capitol of Edom.  God declares through the Prophet Isaiah that Edom would be “MIGHTY TO SAVE” and that Salvation and a Messiah would come from Her.  Indeed it did.  Albuquerque and the entire Four Corners area is distinctly known because of its red Sandstone and red landscape.  

As we ministered that evening the Lord said in no uncertain terms that Albuquerque would be God’s Edom in these last days and He would send out a mighty mandate for WORLD HARVEST and it would be a city MIGHTY TO SAVE.  It would also be a SHEEPFOLD or a City of Resources and Refuge in harrowing times and a capitol city of God‘s power and deliverance in the vast Four Corners region of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado .  There would be Joseph like divine strategy and wisdom to reach out into areas throughout America and the world that have been assaulted by darkness and evil. 

ACTS 5:15 THE CHURCH ON THE STREETS

God also said that Acts 5:15 would become a spiritual precedent as the streets of her cities would be ignited with Salvation - there would be no place safe from the Good New of Jesus Christ,

“As a result, people carried their sick into the streets. They placed them on stretchers and cots so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some sick people as he went by…”

God’s presence would not only be recognizable in the churches but in the streets, desert and open air. There would be nowhere you could go that His presence would not be made manifest and tangible. God was going to “take off the ceiling” and lower the sick in.  As I left Albuquerque on Monday morning for my flight home to Georgia I was left with a innate and distinct feeling that I would be returning soon to drink from her “River’s of Salvation” and help trim her wick as God lifts the lamp of revival in the Four Corners region of this nation and beyond.  

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com 

UNLESS A SEED FALLS AND DIES: THE VOICE OF HAWAII (E ALA E)- IS RISING AGAIN

by Chad Taylor on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 4:37p

Remember that cryptic scripture in the Bible that states, "Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies?" As you read some of the facts below you will be as amazed as I was and your vision for Hawaii will take on an entirely different perspective. Whether you are a native of Hawaii, have visited her unforgettable shores before or are a stranger to the Islands I am certain this will enlighten you. In a day when kingdoms seem to rise and fall almost over night and the news of such places as Egypt grip our attention - this story of one of our great states and it's imminent future is sure to encourage you.

ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'LE: A SEED

"Iz" (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) left this earth on June 26th, 1997, this "voice" of Hawaii began a meteoric rise all over the world capturing the hearts of millions - even being heard in outer-space. You may remember Israel Kamakawiwo'ole from songs such as "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" featured as a sound track in the movies Meet Joe Black and Finding Forrester, and in "50 First Dates" & The 2010 IMAX: Hubble 3D feature.  

There is no other explanation except God's hand that can catapult someone from virtual obscurity on a far away Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and raise them up to such a stature to reach the world a million times over; and this is after they have died.  Not only has Israel's songs been heard all over the world and continue to rise on the charts every year since his untimely death in 1997- they have been heard in outer-space on NASA missions and have become a proverbial sound to millions. Israel Kamakwiwo'le is a seed in the soil of Hawaii's posterity and future.

HAWAII: FACING FUTURE

Iz's first album has now went platinum multiple times since it's release in 1993.  The cover-art and title carries the cryptic and prophetic message for Hawaii, "FACING FUTURE".  The day I arrived in Kona, HI. last week Jan. 26th Iz's song had hit #1 in Germany for the second time in 5 years.  Hawaii's role in the nations has only just begun and Germany is simply one of them.  God is about to ratify Hawaii to such an extent that She will be honored and needed more than any other time in its rich and illustrious history.  As Hawaii faces her future the winds of change are beginning to blow in gale force.

GOD'S ALOHA TO THE NATIONS

Aloha in the Hawaiian language means affection, love, peace, compassion and mercy.  The inherent anointing on Hawaii is going to be a crucial part in breaking the spirit of death and tyranny in many volatile parts of the world such as The Middle East and North Korea.  Hawaii will be a critical "ground zero" in world missions eclipsing any of her previous efforts. The sons and daughters of Hawaii will be one the world's last great missionary campaigns.  They will carry the "Balm of Gilead" and their "Aloha" will impact the hardest and most resistant nations in the world.  They will certainly be God's fire to melt hearts of stone.

HAWAII'S FORECAST: HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole is a prophetic picture of Hawaii as a whole.  Not since the days of Hawaai's monarchy has their been a voice from the Islands that has been heard on such a world-wide scale.  Israel is only a "seed"; a voice coming from Hawaii that will shape future world-events rivaling any other nation before it. Hawaii's future forecast is historic breakthrough on a scale never seen aforetime.  Iz became a "voice of Hawaii" and his death and consequential seed is about to multiply and impact the world in more ways than ever imaginable.  "However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" -  2st Cor. 2:9

HAWAII'S PROPHECIES OF THE PAST AT LAST

When the last living Queen of Hawaii Liliʻuokalani was circumvented and lost the Islands to the U.S. in 1893,  she prayed in her appellant letter to the world, "God will listen to the voice of His Hawaiian children lamenting for their homes..." And indeed He is.  Like those biblical characters mentioned above, Hawaii is indeed "getting back Her voice" on a global scale. Liliʻuokalani's prophecy of Hawaii's voice is coming to pass now.

 In her book "Hawaii's Story" her prophetic letter to the world is being fulfilled.  She writes, "My great-grandaunt Queen Kapiloani plucked the sacred berries from the borders of the volcano, descended to the boiling lava, and there, while singing Christian hymns, threw them into the lake of fire breaking forever the power of Pele the fire goddess..."  The breaker anointing is going to foreshadow all of Hawaii's future events and endeavors.

THE VOICE OF HAWAII

On my recent trip to Hawaii God told me to tell the Hawaiian people that "THE VOICE OF HAWAII WILL BE HEARD AGAIN."  There are many examples in the Bible when people had lost their voice or thier impact such as Zechariah after he heard the declaration of the angel regarding the birth of his son John or Hannah when she prayed for a son.  Jesus was silent before His accusers as well and dumbfouned his enemies because  of it.  Jeremiah is much like Hawaii now when he wrote in chapter 20:9, "But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not..."  God's prophetic word and destiny for the entire world in Hawaii is about to erupt.  It cannot be held back any longer.

E ALA E: ARISE!

I played Iz's music in every church I visited with that very message in Kona, Kapaau, Hilo, and Pahoa - I prophesied the greatest days of Hawaii's future lie ahead.  The song from Israel "Iz", "E Ala E" became our anthem and the lyrics are as prophetic today as when they were written on the Album with the same title in 1995: "We, the voices behind the face, Of the Hawaiian nation, the Hawaiian race - Rise for justice the day has come For all our people to stand as one..." 

 E Ala E means: ARISE or WAKE UP.  God is calling the Hawaiian people to Arise and "wake up" to the call of God and begin to blaze a trail of reformation and revival around the world.  God said this last week during my visit, "As the star led Kings to the manger - so will Hawaii be like a star leading Kingdoms to Me now". Hawaii is the epicenter. It is the "Hokulea" which means, "the Star of Happiness".  He also reminded me of the mysterious oil that continues to glisten on the waters at Pearl Harbor as a haunting reminder of that fateful day in 1941. God said to me, "My anointing on Hawaii and its people is like the oil on the waters of Pearl Harbor, it will never leave and My purposes for Hawaii and the nations."

THE RING OF FIRE AND WORLD MISSIONS

42 nations surround Hawaii in what is called the "Pacific Rim" or "Ring of Fire".  Hawaii is "Ground Zero" for much of the world's evangelization and is taking on a much larger role in the coming days. Some of the cities of influence and social economic power in the Pacific Rim as listed in Wikipedia are: Auckland, Busan, Brisbane, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Kobe, Lima, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Nagoya, Osaka, Panama City, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santiago, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, and Vancouver.   It has begun.

A short video clip of Iz shortly before he died was sent to me after I arrived in Kona, HI. capturing a live concert sharing his faith in Jesus and appealing to the youth on drugs.  Many people are unaware that Israel was saved later in his life and that he had such strong convictions. His heart's cry to the parents and youth alike is a taste of what's to come as thousands of similar voices arise and "WAKE UP"  Hawaii.  

I watched another video when they cast Israel's ashes into  Mākua Beach, thousands lined the shoreline and fiiled the water with boats and bodies, the Lord spoke to me and said, "This is the closest Hawaii as come to revival in over 100 years and this seed is about to break out on her shores again..."  The voice of Hawaii is only beginning to be heard and her music, culture, faith and influence is going to quantum-leap in the coming moments, weeks and years.  I am honored to be a witness of it.  Believe with me... Chad Taylor (Please see links below) 

"I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest..." - John 12:24 Amp.

In the year 1998, Kamakawiwo'ole's recording of "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" featured as a sound track in the movies Meet Joe Black and Finding Forrester, and in "50 First Dates"

IZ’s Facing Future, with Over The Rainbow sung by Iz, is the first album of Hawaiian music, by any Hawaiian artist, or group, to be certified Platinum (1,000.000 copies) by RIAA the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION of AMERICA after his death...The Wonderful World was ready to be released and debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Chart and remained in the top 5 slots of that chart for 2 years.

 "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" reached #12 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart the week of January 31, 2004 (for the survey week ending January 18, 2004), and passed the 2 million paid downloads mark in the USA as of September 27, 2009.

On July 4, 2007, Kamakawiwoʻole debuted at No. 44 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart with "Wonderful World," selling 17,000 units.

In April 2007, "Over the Rainbow" entered the UK charts at #68, and eventually climbed to #46, spending 10 weeks in the Top 100 over a 2 year period.

 "Over the Rainbow" previously played during the Atlantis STS-122 mission on Feb. 7, 2008.

 In October 2010, following its use on a TV advertisement it hit #1 on the German singles chart, selling 300,000 copies.

 The 2010 IMAX: Hubble 3D feature uses both "What a Wonderful World" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with the latter playing over the ending credits.

 As of November 1, 2010, "Over the Rainbow" peaked at No. 6 on the OE3 Austria charts, which largely reflect airplay on Austria's government-operated Top 40 radio network. It also peaked at No.1 in France and Switzerland in late December 2010.

 On December 6, 2010, "Iz" was named one of the 50 great voices on National Public Radio. It is also used in the 2009 BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Series "South Pacific" as the intro track.

 The week of December 20th, IZ’ single “Over the Rainbow” was released in France and also hit number 1. In more Europe news, the Single for “Over the Rainbow” was also released in the United Kingdom and is swiftly climbing the charts.

If you were watching the ball drop in Times Square in person or on TV this past New Years Eve, you may have noticed that once again New Yorkers celebrated this New Years with many songs, including IZ’s “Over the Rainbow”.

The Hawaiʻi State Flag flew at half-staff on July 10, 1997, the day of Kamakawiwoʻole's funeral. His koa wood coffin lay in state at the Capitol building in Honolulu. He was the third person in Hawaiian history to be awarded this honor, and the only one who was not a government official. Approximately ten thousand people attended the funeral. Thousands of fans gathered as his ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean at Mākua Beach on July 12, 1997.

One of Israel's last concerts before he died and his call to the Hawaain people:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqF5AvERMNg

Links of interest and reference for the figures stated above: 

Wikipidia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Kamakawiwo%CA%BBole

Iz's official site and source to purchase his music (A Must!) http://www.izhawaii.com/

Over the rainbow song and video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I&feature=fvwrel

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOD'S ROAD TO REVIVAL: THE FUSE HAS BEEN LIT

by Chad Taylor on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 3:34pm

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOD'S ROAD TO REVIVAL: THE FUSE HAS BEEN LIT

 As I watched a video of another, what seemed like an endless series of outreaches lately in Southern California, I saw a fuse that was burning intensely. A great fire had been kindled and the fuse of historic revival was ignited. I saw a fuse that was beginning to burn in a divine route strategically positioned and certain cities were in the direct line of fire of this, “road of revival”.

This fuse was rolled into a tight bundle and it was clear where it began: Anaheim. A city of over 300,000 was by no means the largest in this region but its location was a hub of activity that accommodated people from around the world. Like a Jerusalem in the book of Acts it is a epicenter - the ebb and tide of millions as a great fuse of revival was being lit.

As the fuse began to burn brightly luminescent to my surprise it went forth in two entirely different directions – North and South. It weaved it's way into city after city like a scarlet thread of God's grace and power. It burned brilliantly and it illuminated and enlightened people to the knowledge of God everywhere it burned. 

Anaheim was founded in 1857 by wine makers and grape farmers. From this historic hub will now come a great harvest of fruit that would impact and heal the nations of the world. All of it's history paled in caparison to the intent of God now for her future.

I saw trees of righteousness bursting through the fallow ground of old systems and methods springing on the scene with witty inventions and groundbreaking ideas for outreach, charity and missions. It was certainly a renaissance of revival as the Gospel according to Jesus in Luke 4 took center stage: 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”

I saw this brightly lit fuse burn into Fullerton, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana and myriad of other cities nearby. The fire of revival – a great stirring in the hearts of people for the things of God burned in their hearts. It was like one great outreach or crusade as every city was busy with it's poor, lost and unreached. The beaches were filled with baptism.

This fuse continued to burn intent to reach it's southern border. It collided with Mission Viejo, San Clemente and Oceanside as it burned down the I-5 corridor into San Diego. Everything was burning with a single purpose and focus as churches of all sizes, denominations and backgrounds gathered in the streets, parks, beaches and stadiums in a crescendo of worship and outreach. The sky was red and lowering as the Spirit of God filled the horizon.

The Universities and college pantheons became what was like “powder kegs” and exploded under the heat of God's fire. It was like something torn out of a history book when great orators and theologians could be heard on the universities such as C.S. Lewis and D.L. Moody - yet now they were young and unorthodox and their approach was radical and fresh. Youth everywhere were preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

The other end of the fuse burned northward through Cypress, Signal Hill, Torrance, Hawthorne, Downey, Maywood into East Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles. The streets were on fire! Like a lava flow from a exploding volcano it burned everything in its path. It was bright, brilliant and breathtaking.

This fuse burned and was impossible to extinguish as it had been in the past. Los Angeles and San Diego were two great book-ends of revival as it spread like an inferno around the world. Asia was on a direct line-of-fire as great shafts of fire shot out hitting all of Asia and the East. It was like a firework finale as sparks and streaking light like lightening lit up the foreign horizon with revival from Southern California. It's destiny was intact.

City after city looked like glowing embers of fiery light as I looked down from an aerial view. I saw open graves like Lazarus as ministries that seemed no longer relevant or remembered suddenly rushed on the scene their first love reignited doing the first works God had originally imparted to them. Many were bikers, former gang members rough and ruddy like David in the Bible but their hearts melted in the hearth of God's fiery love. Everywhere this fire burned as Southern California was consumed with the Fire of God.

"I came to set fire to the earth, and I wish it were already on fire!”  (Luke 12:49)

 

VISION OF THE HARVEST

by Chad Taylor on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 12:37am

 

I have had this repeated vision over and over the last 22 years since I was saved. I have seen impressions of it when I walked across America in 1990 with only a sleeping bag and a "Jesus Saves" sign blazed across my backpack in neon red. I have seen the vision while walking the streets of this nation’s largest cities long after midnight. It has engraved itself in my conscience as I preached on the streets of Seattle at the age of 18 with only the homeless and the gutter as my congregation. I have seen the same vision while ministering in the sultry south on the mean streets of Atlanta where racism and religion still prevail. Over and over the past 22 years this panoramic vision of the harvest has left its enduring mark on my soul and finally now I am to make it plain. Make it plain so that those that read it can run – run into this field the bible calls, “The Harvest”. 

VISION OF THE FIELD

I saw a field going on endlessly as far as the eyes could see. It reminded me of the gravity of Abraham's vision in Genesis when God said, "Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” (Gen. 15:5). That's how boundless this harvest field was. It stretched on and on in every direction until it left you dizzy with the sheer magnitude of it all. As I continued to look down the endless rows of wheat I saw as it were a figure far off in the distance working. The heat waves coming from the hard packed ground made it difficult to see so I stepped into the field to look closer. I glanced down at the furrows and rows and I noticed much of the ground was hard-packed and fallow, yet other smaller parts were dark with fertile soil and tilled. Large sections of the field that I could see from my vantage point were un-harvested and the ground showed signs of neglect, fallow, hard and dry. 

As I continued walking toward the figure that I had seen deep in the field I heard a peculiar sound as if it were coming from all directions. Like a distant whine or a baby crying? I stopped to listen more closely. I heard it more audibly now as I paused - it was a mournful cry like someone weeping. As I listened more intently I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, "It's the cry of the harvest, a forgotten abandoned harvest, like a baby left discarded from its mother!" I could clearly hear the mourning and crying from this wide harvest field as if it was crying out to be redeemed, accepted and received. I was shaken and my heart broke as I heard the pitiful cry of the harvest all around me. The words of Job sounded like a crashing symbol in my spirit, “O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest! ”O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest!" (Job 16:18)

 

VISION OF THE RIVER

I continued walking and the cry from the harvest seemed to wane and it appeared that the figure in the field was now even farther away. As I continued to walk down the rows which were mostly dry and cracked unexpectedly I caught the scent of water! I abruptly turned toward the breeze that carried the smell of fresh water wafting through the air and began to run toward it. I pushed through row after row of heavy-laden stocks of wheat bent over and low bowing to the ground. I sprung right through one more row and there it was - the river. 

I was taken aback in this series of endless rows of grain and then abruptly this gaggling river. Before I could run and leap into the cold water drinking from its welcoming shore I looked at what was before me and I was still. In the river and along its sides were hundreds if not thousands of men, women and children jumping, swimming and laughing. I yelled from where I was at near the edge of the harvest field only a few dozen yards away but they could not hear me. The people were deaf to my cries as if I was not even present. Didn’t they see the figure working in the distance all alone? Didn’t they hear the despairing cry coming from the very field that was all around them? Didn’t they see the massive field that was left unattended and forgotten? Couldn’t they see me just a stones throw away waving my hands and shouting? Some were even gazing intently into the river as if they were hypnotized by its ebb and tide. It was uncanny.

The river was so intoxicating and appealing it took a great deal of effort not to be drawn closer by its strong allure and promise of refreshing. I was about to step in closer when the sound of crying and mourning grew louder. The cry of the harvest pierced my heart again and I turned back toward the field. I saw the lonely figure in the now setting horizon and was determined to forge ahead. 

I looked back one more time at the crowds and the river. I was amazed that they were somehow completely unaware of the vast expanse of field that surrounded them on both sides. The persistent cry of the harvest could not reach their ears; either because of the festivities or a mystery that I did not understand. I tried shouting again and pointing toward the figure alone in the field but no one even glanced at me or heard. A sudden anguish swept over me as a revelation of the immense labor left undone as the field stretched out for endless miles around me. Solomon in his equally endless wisdom wrote, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” I knew beyond any doubt at this moment it was time to labor. The fields were ready. They were ripe. I called to mind another scripture that leapt from the pages of the Bible, “Whoever gathers in the summer is a wise son. Whoever sleeps at harvest time brings shame...” (Proverbs 10:5) Lord, never let me be put to shame!

 

VISION OF THE HEADSTONE

I finally turned my back on the river and took in the rich harvest anew before me. Jesus exhortation to his early disciples in Matthew was now in striking clarity as I gazed out at the field, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” I asked myself that very moment, “Lord, did I forget to pray!?”

I began to walk doggedly toward the lonely figure and at times I stopped because of the heat. Then unexpectedly, I stumbled upon what seemed like a stone or some kind of marker off ahead in the dirt. It looked like a carved stone or rock apparently there for some inherent purpose. I noticed bouquets of flowers, all kinds of memorabilia and small personal items scattered around. As I drew up closer I knew what it was – a grave marker like in a cemetery and clearly inscribed on it was the words, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved…” (Jeremiah 8:20)

I was aghast. Below this agonizing inscription I saw specific years of the calendar etched in its stone: 1610, 1689, 1705, 1790, 1830, 1875, 1920, 1945, 1970, 1989, 2000 and so forth. Other dates were recorded below but were worn and illegible. I knew what they were- times and seasons, dates and generations where a great cycle of harvest had come upon the earth and had not been seized; a Kairos moment that had come and gone. At the very top of the marker was one more number as if it had just been cut into the stone - 2020. I was cognizant in that moment that between the year 2000 and 2020 was another divine cycle or season for the harvest of souls in the earth. 2020 was a divine mile-marker in the world’s history and also a great signpost for Heaven as well. I dropped to my knees right there in the field and cried aloud and prayed, “Lord, send out laborers! Lord, here am I send me!”

Flowers and trinkets adorned the headstone as if generation after generation had paid homage to times past rather than seize the moments that they had then. Historic opportunities had come to win the world to Christ but had passed them by. I was melancholy and sad as I watched this memorial stone fade behind me as I continued to walk deeper into the field. What I saw next was unforgettable. The headstone was now only a memory when out of the heat-waves and swaying wheat I saw an angel and a woman.

 

VISION OF THE ANGEL AND THE WOMAN

She was dressed in what appeared to be biblical era clothing and was gleaning in the field behind what was clearly an angel. Her faded lavender dress was laden with wheat as she filled a large basket beside her. A red sash was around her waist. I knew exactly who it was – Ruth! The Ruth I had been recently reading about and ministering from in the Bible. That vivid illustration in God’s word where Ruth followed the reapers in Boaz’s field was right there before me. I remembered the scripture in Ruth that stated, “And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers…” (Ruth 2:3). 

It was such a sight to see the angel a few yards ahead of her with a scythe cutting the wheat in bushels. They both worked in tandem reaping the wheat seamlessly in a synchronized motion as if it was rehearsed. I stared in awe at this amazing sight and I knew it was prophetic; a divine message played out in this drama unfolding before me. Then the words of Jesus in Matthew added one more stroke to this masterpiece I was beholding, “…the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels…” (Matthew 13:39). 

Ruth is a picture of an end-time church following the Kingdom of God into the fields of nations preparing the way of the Lord. A time was now upon us that we would work with the angels of Heaven invisibly in the immense field that lie before this present generation. Heaven and earth would work unprecedented in unison to see it reaped. I remembered in Jewish tradition that on every Pentecost the book of Ruth is read. On Pentecost in the upper-room when they were waiting on the promise the Holy Spirit’s power that would take them around the world, the story of Ruth was repeated. Today as I stood in this vision I saw it too. We are the Bride that would find Her Boaz, Her Christ, in the threshing floor of nations. That’s where the lovers of God would truly be found. I prayed that He would find me there too – in the field.

 

VISION OF THE CLOUDS

Abruptly and without warning a dark cloud came down blackening the air with strange smells and acrid smoke. I was nearly blinded my eyes watering as this strange cloud descended. It took all of my senses not to give in to a sudden feeling of drowsiness; my eyes grew heavy and I could barely walk. I was like a drunken man weaving back and forth in-between the rows of wheat staggering. Voices came from somewhere in the smoke, it sounded strangely like music and then at other times it was incoherent. I was disoriented and confused and I desperately tried to find my way out of the cloud. As this disturbing experience continued a specific scripture arrested me, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41).

I fell to my knees as this terrible smoke swirled around me and I began to pray loudly, “Lord, here am I, send me! Lord, lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil!” As I continued praying a breeze which transformed into a gust of wind began to blow and the cloud retreated. I knew this wind was the Ruach HaKodesh or the Spirit of God. The same wind that brought the dead bones to life in Ezekiel and the same wind that blew through the upper-room and sent them outward to the uttermost part of the world. It was that same Spirit which was clearing the dark smoke from the air now giving me a clear vision of the harvest field again and the lone figure in the distance. I had my senses back.

As I looked out again at the endless rows of wheat I saw similar dark little clouds appearing swirling. These clouds were distractions and mirages that caused many to withdraw or to simply freeze and do nothing. I recalled another scripture as I stood where the cloud had once been only seconds ago and I prayed it out loud, “God has delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son!” (Colossians 1:13). 

 

VISION OF THE SAINTS

I continued to walk now with more resolve and I began to see large patches of field already reaped in sheaves. Every 100 yards or so I would come upon another swathe of harvest that was thoroughly cut down and laying in perfect piles of sheaves bound tightly in bundles. I marveled at the harvested portions of field and wondered out loud who could have done it. I looked more closely and I saw memorial markers or capstones near the middle of these cleared out areas. I walked up to one in particular in a very large and wide harvested area and it read simply, “Corrie Ten Boom”. 

I walked on further and I read another capstone in a cleared area nearby and it read, “William and Katherine Booth”. Each area of field had a small memorial to the Christian that had harvested so diligently in it. Most of the names I had never heard of before. Others I had only heard or read before in books and memoirs such as, “Jim Elliot”, Hudson Taylor, and D.L. Moody”. 

I continued to walk observing each harvested area and finally I stopped to pray in another clearing. I prayed out loud, “Lord, let there be a small memory of my work on this earth as well, whether it is be read by others or not, let my short life mean something even as these others before me have.” I remembered the prayer of David and I said it out loud as I stood staring down at the small memorial stone with the name perfectly etched, “Billy Graham”. 

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is…” (Psalm 39:4)

 

VISION OF THE LONELY CHRIST

I stubbornly left this last patch of harvested wheat not wanting to depart, somehow thinking that one of these great harvesters would step out of the field to meet me. No one did. I was once again drawn to the lonely sentinel that worked in the field ahead. As I focused on the personage again it didn’t seem as far as it was before. I could now make out the face and appearance. It was Jesus. He was sweating and dirty working vigorously and tirelessly. He looked up at me and wiped the sweat from His brow and said, “So, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” 

He had such a sad look on His face yet I knew He was happy to see me. I had pressed on and not been deterred even by the glorious things I had glimpsed – the river, the saints before me, the angels and the woman that harvested. I had pressed into the field even beyond the frightening cloud that had tried to stop me. He spoke again, “Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.” I was awake. (Ephesians 5:14). 

I knew this was a prophetic panorama of the great harvest of humanity that Jesus had spoken of in the Bible. It was also a stark revelation of the utter lack of laborers despite over 2000 years of enterprise. Now after all that I had seen in this vision nothing could compare to the lonely anguished look on Jesus’ face as He invited me into, “the fellowship of His suffering”. I remembered in the garden of Gethsemane He had asked his disciples to pray with Him in that, His darkest hour. Now, He is not only requesting us to pray with Him but to work with Him in the harvest fields of the world. The colossal expanse of human life where the more than half of earth’s populations have never even heard extolled the name of Jesus Christ. As this vision was ending Jesus stopped toiling for a moment and looked back at me with a look of kindness. He handed me His threshing instrument and said almost in a whisper, “Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.” I bowed down greatly.

 

Psalm 2:8

Chad Taylor

www.consumingfire.com 

 

URGENT: STRATEGIC, PREVENTATIVE AND PROPHETIC "LINCH PINS" OF PRAYER FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE
Chad Taylor
Apr 3, 2010

 Received and Written Saturday April 3rd, 2010

 
PRAY FOR THE STREETS AND SUBWAYS OF LONDON
 
I saw the labyrinth of underground subways and tunnels in London.  The enemy is saying or proclaiming, "London bridges falling down, falling down..." but what the enemy has meant for evil I have meant for good.  Pray for London.  Pray for her churches and pray for her people.  Pray for Southwark and the Southern roads, gates and entrances to London.  Something from beneath the city is going to be revealed that will bring healing and serve a restorative purpose and the enemy is trying to prevent it.  I saw the dates of Passover from now, the first week of April, to England's St. George Day the national day of England April 23rd, 2010 and to pray specifically Isaiah 58:12 and that destruction would "pass over" London: "And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in."
Chad
 
PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN AND A STRATEGIC ARMY BASE
 
Bagram Airbase became a key point as the Lord revealed these strategies of prayer.  Pray the plot to destroy a military base in Afghanistan is averted and many lives are spared.  I saw the date of Israel's Independence April 19th and Jerusalem Day May 12th as a specific target of the enemy in this region and adjoining states.  I heard the Lord say, "6 days before and 6 days after pray for deliverance in Afghanistan."  More specifically I received this scripture to pray over Afghanistan during this time:  "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."  Lamentations 3:22-23. 
 
I heard the Lord say, "On the 33rd day of Omer a harvest in the Middle East will begin for what the devil meant for evil will now be good and for a harvest!"  (May 2nd)
 
 
STAND IN THE GAP FOR THE GAZA STRIP AND ISRAEL
 
Literally I saw a picture of a person STANDING IN THE GAP between Israel and the Gaza Strip.  I saw a great hand of prayer intercepting a bomb; a bomb with great destructive nature able to destroy a large portion of land and people.  I saw the route it was coming being passed from person to person - it came South from Egypt from an underground passageway under the earth.  Prayer was paramount to intercept this attack - PRAY FOR THE GAZA AND STAND IN THE GAP! 
 
I saw a window of opportunity for the enemy from the "17th of Tammuz" until Tisha B'av.  Many of Israel's saddest moments in history were during this 3 week time between the fast of Tammuz and Av.  I see this time as very prophetic BOTH presently and historically as a time the enemy deployed and will deploy his attacks on Israel and her people . It was during this time that the walls of Jerusalem were breached and the 1st and 2nd Temple was destroyed and other calamities.  According to Jewish tradition this is known as "the saddest day in Jerusalem's history..." 
 
This time between June 29th, 2010 and July 20th is a time when the enemy is plotting destruction not only in Israel but around the entire world making Israel "ground zero" and to bring a time of "sadness and destruction".  But the power of prayer can repel this and disarm these long awaited and targeted attacks from the enemy that reach far back into history.  This is the scripture to pray from now up till the times mentioned above:  "So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him."  Is. 59:19
 
 
PRAY AGAINST THE ENEMIES PLAN IN IRAN AND RAISE UP A STANDARD
 
I saw a blueprint being unfurled in Iran for world domination.   Even as the enemy unveiled this plot in Germany during in WWII the same strategy for world domination was surfacing again in Iran.  I heard this scripture with great clarity, "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is..."  Revelation 2:12-13. A seat of satan's authority was being established in Iran and only targeted and sustained prayer could usurp it.
 
I saw a window of strategy and prayer opened up between now and the "Fast of Gedaliah" Sept. 12th, that precedes the Jewish new year.  Gedaliah saved the life of the prophet Jeremiah and was a "intercessor" for Israel in a very crucial point in biblical history.  I see this date in 2010 as a point of God's salvation again for the people of God in Iran, Israel and the world; God's prevention of the enemies destructive plots and plans through our prayers.  It is also a time to receive God's wisdom and pray with great accuracy and power for the nations, governments, and kings of the earth that will result in a historic coup d’état of the enemies plans in key places in the earth.  The scripture to pray during this time that will carry with it great anointing and power is the prayer of David found in Psalm 2:8 - it will act not only as a commissioning prayer but a preventative prayer: "Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession." 
 
 
POINTS OF PRAYER AND STRATEGY IN REVIEW:
  • 33rd Day of Omer May 2nd, 2010 will be a day to pray for harvest in the Middle East and the world
  • Between June 29th & July 20th the 17th of Tummuz  and Tisha B'av that the enemies plots on Israel would be disarmed and ultimately many would be saved in Christ.
  • Sept. 12th during the "Fast of Gedaliah" that God's wisdom, mercy and power would prevail in the Iran and the world.
  • Pray for London and England during Passover through St. George Day April 23rd
  • Pray Ps. 2:8 over the nations mentioned and the world:  "Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession."

Women's Aglow: The Spark that Lit the Flame

by Chad Taylor

** This year I was invited to speak at three Women's Aglow meetings in Central California (this was my first time speaking at any Aglow meetings). During the meetings I heard such a clarion word from the Lord for their ministry, thus the title to this prophecy/article. It is a mighty crescendo for ministries such as Women's Aglow as their complete destiny comes into the crosshairs of God's impeccable timing and will.

The Esther Factor, The Gallows, Will Now Be Their Gain

"As calamity and international intrigue continues to rise and men's hearts fail because of fear (Luke 21:26), a secret weapon is about to be launched as in the days of old," says the Lord. "Even as I kept Esther hidden until the moment of Israel's crisis, so have I hidden another. For in this generation an anointing is resident in My handmaidens that will soon crush satan under their feet (Romans 16:20).

For I will cause an authority to rise within their ranks that will usurp the leviathan and open the ancient gates. For in this hour those that have remained faithful to My call shall be the spark that lights the flame. Though they have diminished in number and many have wagged their heads and exclaimed, 'What will come of them?' Now will they rise up in rank and number and lead My army into battle. Their anthem will be, 'The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!'" (Judges 7:18).

The Promise Keeper Was Only a Seed...Now it's Time to Give Birth!

"Even as other movements have garnered the attention of kings and presidents and one million was their mark, I tell you that you will exceed these numbers as a double portion of favor and power with God and with men comes upon you (Genesis 32:28).

"Laws and legislation will be swayed as the sheer numbers of those that rally with you fill the city streets and converge on the epicenters of the world. You will be a force to be reckoned with as these ministries that are even now established on the earth begin to prevail. Previous ministries before you and those that currently abide with you were merely the seed that was sown. Now the time of increase and birth has come.

"Your prevailing prayers as you converge on capitol cities of the world will conceive results that will be staggering. That magnitude of impact will translate entire regions out of darkness into My Kingdom in hours and days (Colossians 1:13). Nations will be born in a day."

Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.—Isaiah 66:8

Look to the Olympics in 2010 - the Women Will Prevail!

"For even in the secular realm and the fields of competition, this anointing will be clearly seen as records and standards are broken. An anointing to prevail shall be upon My handmaidens, and like Miriam they will dance on the fields of victory and triumph of every sort and kind (Exodus 15:20). This anointing will saturate and permeate existing realms and many that have been broken and shunned will suddenly find favor.

"Present doctrine that has quenched the spirit of My handmaidens shall be overturned and the pervasiveness of it will now fall away. Many women will be unmasked as this anointing overturns centuries of dogma that has kept them hidden and enslaved. Watch and see if this is not the spark that lit the flame," says the Lord!

"As the gun of grace goes off these ministries will explode from the blocks and canopy the world with My fire. They will be trailblazers of a new era and season as the nations are steered into My heart and plan. The race has begun."

...let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet...—Joel 2:16

The Vision of the Sparks and the Hand of the Lord

A clear and present vision followed this word. I saw the hand of the Lord unfurl from a clenched fist and inside were bright burning sparks. As I looked at this site before Me the face of the Lord leaned toward the sparks and He blew on them. These sparks went from His Hand into the nations of the earth. I could see a few of the sparks as they landed in Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

Many more were caught in the winds of the Holy Spirit and were carried to divers and sundry places throughout the planet, burning and igniting as they hit. I heard the Spirit of the Lord say:

"These are my end time ministries; my end time handmaidens and they are much different than many would suspect. They will be like Esther was to My enemies, and the gallows will become the catapult to bring them before kings and queens. The very thing that came against them shall now become the means to which I bring them to the uttermost parts of the earth."

My Bride Will Be Found in the Harvest Field, Not the Dressing Room

"They that presently desire to be intimate with Me will find their threshing floor; their harvest field."

And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers...—Ruth 2:2-3

"For surely the beginning of My harvest has come and those called out will find Me in the field as Ruth found Boaz. Who can hear for the time to come?"says the Lord. "Who can hear for the time to come?"

So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.—Ruth 1:22

"For those called in this hour will be My Bride running from the dressing room into the threshing floor and they will find their inheritance there (Psalm 2:8). The trumpet is now sounding."

 

Chad Taylor
Email: 
info@consumingfire.com 

 

THE SECRET STATES ARE NOW “A STATE OF THE UNION”

As we were crisscrossing the nation twice in one week I began to see different states and present spiritual insights often not seen when flying overhead.  As we spent many hours passing through the vast state of Wyoming I heard this statement from the Lord numerous times, “THE SECRET STATES ARE NOW A STATE OF THE UNION!". 

These “Secret States” or states of this nation that are often forgotten and lower in population density Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota are becoming  God’s “STATE OF THE UNION”.  From these overlooked and often less desirable states is about to come strategy that will solve many of this nation’s dilemmas such as oil, energy, and space.  Like Solomon’s Stables resources are biting at the bit so to speak to be released and are soon to leap from the stalls.  At the Wedding of Cana God has saved His best for last.

WYOMING A WATERSHED OF GOD’S GRACE

A place historically known for its wild frontier and sprawling landscape is a hidden geyser of God’s resources.  It will one day rival any other source of oil in this nation.  Pipe lines of oil will stretch from Wyoming to as far away as Texas providing energy to many foreign countries.  This “Quad-State” of massive reserve Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota will become a hub of massive resource and global energy.  It will also be transformed from an unlikely place for people to live into a booming Mecca of employment and provision. 

MONTANA A MOUNAIN OF WORSHIP AND WARFARE

In the state of Montana a union between worship and warfare will be established that will be fuel for the fire of industry and breakthrough.  A warlike spirit of intercession will rise up defying modern trends of passivity and pleasure that is often oblivious to the sudden shifts in the Spirit.  The lines of demarcation will be clear as Montana takes flight from the fields of obscurity to set the next precedent for worship, prophecy and prosperity.  Missions will be set in motion on a global scale from these 4 states setting the standard for years to come. 

NORTH DAKOTA AN OUTPOST OF WORLD MISSIONS

As the economic and spiritual landscape shifts North Dakota will emerge as an end-time powerhouse of resourcefulness.  With Joseph like qualities North Dakota will help steer the nation in famine and crisis.  A compulsion for divine compassion will be the spiritual rudder driving her to the uttermost parts of the earth.  An international identity will emerge as commerce and trade become common place.  A bridge to Asia and the Middle East will be built creating a trans-pacific jet stream of spiritual renewal and industry.  The day of your visitation has dawned.

SOUTH DAKOTA GOD’S SECRET PLACE REVEALED

National attention will mount as this hidden state becomes a pearl of great price.  Its stock and value shall rise exponentially as commerce and trade increase.   For in these places they will say “It’s an anomaly” who can explain it?  Who could have predicted it?  For in the very places that were overlooked will now become an epicenter in some locations even over night.  As the Railroad blazed a trail through these states in its history so will the future be marked by groundbreaking moments in travel and export.  Speed and efficiency shall be common place in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.  THE SECRET STATES ARE NOW A STATE OF THE UNION! 

 

GOD'S DOROTHY AND THE CHURCH'S OZ: THE LONG ROAD TO REALITY

by Chad Taylor
Jun 25, 2009

In the original book by L. Frank Baum "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" published in 1900, the "wizard" appears to each of the characters differently or is at least perceived differently. To Dorothy, the Wizard is a giant head; the Scarecrow sees a beautiful woman; the Tin Woodman sees a ravenous beast; the Cowardly Lion sees a ball of fire. Each one sees exactly what they want to see but they all fail to see who the "wizard" really is - a fake. He is not the "Great Oz" at all, but an old man that travelled before them in a hot air balloon. The burning desire to reach their destination obscured reality and drove them to see what they only wanted to see. Once reality came crashing down they were forced to continue their journey without the mirage of smoke and mirrors and special effects. They now had to accept the truth that what they were so desperately seeking for their own self-fulfillment is exactly what they already had in the first place. Today, the current wide spread movement with it's promises of grand spiritual experiences has become a "The Emerald City" or "City of Emeralds" found in Baum's novel. We have become the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion. Our desire for something more than what already is has led us down a yellow brick road of false experiences and sleight of hand. The truth however is just the opposite, it is a world in deep need of a Savior and His matchless salvation recorded centuries ago and bound in Scripture. It is a Church that needs to navigate back to the shores of reality no matter how far she has drifted and anchor again in the bedrock of biblical truth and light.

Gone it seems is the day that it was more popular to be a suffering Christian than a satisfied one. When Hebrews Chp. 11 was read it was with awe and admiration as we saw firsthand from the sidelines of history those that embraced the ultimate call - their life for Christs'. To them it was a guarantee of a "better resurrection" not an easier one.  They were a rare breed that garnered the incredible title of, "whom the world was not worthy".  "Destitute, afflicted, and tormented" were not taboo but medals of honor on the breastplate of these historic Christians.  Today, personalities and personas are heaped upon us to such an extent we have created icons out of Branham's and Allen's who in the end, were left with shame and tragedy; misguided and disillusioned. Would you rather don the mantle of mistakes or the humble attire of martyrs and missionaries?  Surprisingly most today would chose the latter.  Dissipating it seems are the days when it was more esteemed to be a Jim Elliot who gave his life on the frontlines of violent mission fields or even a Hudson Taylor who poured his life out on the daunting shores of dark China with no accolades or conference invitations. His epitaph should have read, "To live is Christ and to die is gain..."

Paul the Apostle's day the greatest honor was to suffer. Power was not handed out on a "fast track" or a conference line, a catered lunch buffet, or some other surreal spiritual experience the reality was a holy invitation to the gauntlet of suffering and persecution which Paul wore well. The greatest joy in the Bible was discovered in suffering!  It was not a last ditch option on the ladder of revelation but rather the opposite - it was the first step into any genuine experience with God.  Suffering and self-denial was the undertow of everything that Jesus spoke and did and it sliced through the enamored crowds like butter.  It was the only precursor to really following Jesus and to be His disciple, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."  (Luke 9:23)  It was n
ot a loudly claimed "third heaven experience" or floating orbs in a Kodak snapshot that qualified you to be His disciple.  It was rather a self-denying life of less privilege but more power to change the very world you lived in and salvage human souls.  "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself..."  What follows this self denial?  "...and take up his cross daily, and follow me."  A cross is not a life absent of suffering or trial but rather a staggering choice every Christian must make to suffer and meet trials and tribulation head on.  You cannot "go after Him" unless you are completely willing to "suffer with Him." 

As this paradox lives itself out in the Christian's life a power and glory is released that is unprecedented.  Today a facade affronts us at every turn alluring us in it's claims of angels, gold dust and jewels.  Finally, like Hansel and Gretel the Church has become a candy-coated house filled with every indulgence and flavor.  Witchcraft has seduced multitudes into a hypnotic false peace as the world teeters on the brink of utter destruction.  Just as the story of Hansel and Gretel the witch lures the children into the Gingerbread House with all of it's candy and sweets only to trick them and ultimately try to eat them herself.  The devil comes to kill, rob and destroy the true message of Jesus Christ replacing it with "another gospel".  The preaching of God's Kingdom in America is an endangered species in a Jurassic Park of bloated promises and exaggerated experiences leaving millions ignorant of the Suffering Christ and His message of true salvation. It's hard to be with the "least of these" when air conditioned cruise ships with grandiose promises of His presence is your alternative. Paul the Apostle's revelation of Jesus was staggering as he recorded these words, "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered..." (Heb 5:8)
 
THE DOCTRINE OF MANTLES: THE "OZ EFFECT"

Like the characters in the "Wizard of Oz" we too are seeking desperately for "gifts" or attributes we perceive our spirituality to be unbearable without.  The veils of deception appear "holy" as the face of false spiritual experiences parade behind the curtain claiming to be something it is not.  Like the old man perpetrating to be "The Great One" there is nothing that he can offer except what we perceive he can.  He offers hearts, brains and courage but the reality is it is moth eaten dreams in a closet of man made mantles.  Modern movements of our day seem to have a closet full of these for the taking as they defer to doctrines of men and not God. Paul exhorted the early Church to "put on Christ".  "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." (Gal 3:27). He went even further to enforce this when he confronted this doctrine in the city of Corinth, "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?" (1 Cor 1:12-13). Who then is Branham and who is Kuhlman and who is Lake? Who is Allen and Dowie?  Many of these modern day Christian icons died in complete deception often believing they were "Elijah" or some other biblical character. Many of these doctrines have found there way into the Christian mainstream again as thousands follow the yellow brick road of false promises for a "mantle" or anointing. 

Zion, Illinois founded by John Alexander Dowie was a not a Christian institution of divine inspiration but rather a seed bed of disillusionment that became an Emerald City of false hope. A good intentioned man fell off the cliff of egotism and false doctrine claiming to be "Elijah the Restorer" founding the "Christian Catholic Church". Have we changed much today?  Rather than "put on Christ" and His anointing we offer the mantles of men before the masses and like "The Wizard of Oz" we hide behind curtains promising this and that. In the stark streets of the world these names mean nothing, their triumphs and defeats are mere echoes to the One who died and rose again.  In the Muslim backdrop of the Middle East promises of mantles and mysterious anointing of Etter, McPherson, or Kuhlman will have no effect; your only answer in a maelstrom of death and persecution will be the Name above all names- Jesus Christ. "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:13). The doctrine of mantles is on shifting sand and is a mirage to the true Glory of God found only in Christ Jesus . The trumpeting of this message will soon fall on deaf ears as an army of disciples take center stage who have learned to worship God in "Spirit and in Truth". Read further in the Gospel of Luke, "for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." (Luke 16:15).  The "Oz Effect" is dimming and the necessity of Jesus Christ will prevail and His anointing and Spirit will be enough. 

A "WONDERLAND" OR GOD'S KINGDOM?

The milk of self-indulgence and Christian pleasure has hypnotized many into a dream world of fixations, fake visitations and a slide show of special effects that have left the crowds numb with false expectation. The modern day minister has become the "Mad Hatter" with endless innuendos of glory and power that is never on the radar of altering the state of the real world around them. Like a gaudy B-rated movie that promised a blockbuster showing but in the end is a cheap seat in a dark theatre of men's imagination. Jesus is not the leading role in this production rather a million manifestations marching to the beat of a strange drum have taken center stage. Scripture is so misconstrued it's difficult to discern fact from fiction as this science experiment gone wrong is unveiled. A Frankenstein of doctrine is unfurled with incomprehensible side effects as Jesus is left on the afterburner of this modern jet stream claiming to be prophetic. Yet behind the scenes is stirring a roar about to be heard above the din of imaginations and idolatry; another company of "Jesus Freaks", martyrs, and modern day missionaries. They will have the doctrine of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They comprehend as all the saints that stood before them that He alone is Way, the Truth and the Life; there is no other conceivable way into God's Kingdom but through Him. They will refuse to eat the candy and dainties of present "kings and kingdoms" but will be catapulted past the dispensationalist into a real genuine Christ experience.  Rather than follow the "white rabbit" of current movements that lead down a endless hole of strange experiences they will stand strong on the foundation of Jesus Christ. 

The vision of harvest that Jesus illustrated will be their mainstay as they crash down on the shores of every living creature and Preach His Gospel. They will be a church mature and grown up. They will desire the bone and marrow of His purpose rather than the watered down milk of pleasure and wantonness. "For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe..." (Heb 5:12-13). They will have the diet of their Master - "Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work..."  What is His work?!  Read the following passage, "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest..." (John 4:35). This army coming now to the front and center will have one driving passion and purpose, TO FINISH HIS WORK. "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matt 24:14).  They will conclude that the only way "home" is to get past the vernacular of their day and into the Kingdom of God.  To "seek first His Kingdom" will be an all consuming compulsion moving them into the deep waters of spiritual transformation. 

PASSION FOR PLEASURE: THE TRAGIC EXCHANGE

The road to glory is not paved with good intentions and false promises but rather a place of splendid suffering where Christ is revealed in us, "the hope of glory". Let's pray then that we are those "Jesus Freaks", modern day martyrs and a Church that has matured no longer influenced by the infantile teaching of our day. Let's follow the steps of Jesus and the rare company of missionaries who gave their own blood, families, desires and appetites to a greater cause and refused to be a casualty of dispensation. Let's heed the words of another martyr as we race against the clock as our present age gallops to the finish line, "I no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather respond to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not..." (Jim Elliot 1927 - 1956.)  Jesus' passion is still the gospel preached to the poor, the captives and prisoner. What is ours?  Ask the Lord now to remove the shadows of shifting pleasure dressed in a spiritual affront that has eclipsed the real Light and Truth and His love will pierce the darkness.  You will return "home" to a gospel according to Jesus and reignite your first love.  Clear the table of books, c.d.'s and the mountain of distraction and reintroduce yourself to a harvest bursting from the ground around you.  The gravity of conferences and the "wonderland" of spiritual experiences will not intoxicate your senses any longer, you will be on fire with new purpose and wisdom. 
 
"And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.  But many that are first shall be last; and the last first..." (Mark 10:29-31).


Suggested Reading: Jesus Freaks Volume II: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World Fearing God, Not Man - From DC Talk: With over a half-million copies sold, Jesus Freaks has captured the attention of both teen and adult believers worldwide. While continuing the life-changing impact of Jesus Freaks, this second volume will move beyond stories of martyrs to tell the dramatic stories of those who took a stand and changed their world for God. Volume II features testimonies of revolutionaries who took a stand for Christ against the culture of their day, along with new stories of martyrs through the centuries. dc Talk again challenges readers to pray for the persecuted church around the world and openly stand for Jesus.


Chad Taylor
www.consumingfire.com
info@consumingfire.com

THE SWINE FLU PROPHECY AND PENDING EVENTS

by Chad Taylor
May 13th, 2009
 
"And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked..." (Luke 8:32-33).

During a prophetic worship session on our recent 5 city tour in Southern Oregon and Northern California a very peculiar word came forth during the extended worship. I began to the hear the Lord booming in my Spirit and I began to publicly prophesy as the music continued, "Do you see this swine flu as swine infect human beings? But I tell you tonight it's the swine that should be infected with our deliverance! It's the swine that should be infected with our deliverance and disease! When Legion was delivered from his demons it was the swine that carried his demons over the cliff and perished; you will see a sign and a wonder as a great wave of deliverance hits the earth. Even as the enemy has used the swine to infect humans so I say to you now just the opposite will happen in the Spirit!"

The scripture in Luke became paramount as this word was being declared, "Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked..." It was not happenchance in Jewish culture that the demons went into the swine and perished. In God's Law swine were unclean and were forbidden to eat or touch. (Lev. 11:7). Later becoming the vessels of which Legion's demons came out and driven off the ledge to perish. The very object of this current global crisis was a sign of deliverance and freedom in biblical proportions.

THE POWER OF OPPOSITES: THE JOSEPH FACTOR

There is much to comprehend in this short scripture in Luke chp. 8. The demons begged Jesus to suffer them to enter the swine - which He did. "Then went out the devils from the man..." The unclean spirits went into the unclean animals and both perished in the sea. As these events unfold around the world there is a spiritual dynamic taking place. The Spirit of the Lord is being released during this time to bring deliverance to nations that are in great political, social, and spiritual peril. Mexico has been gripped in a deadly drug war as the government desperately attempts to regain some semblance of moral control. Drug Lords and their henchmen are fighting ruthlessly against any moral and spiritual change. Ultimately the Spirit of Deliverance is being poured out upon Mexico. In the spiritual landscape of polar opposites we see the origins of what the world is calling the "swine flu". In God's providence it is a divine set up to lead millions into salvation and deliverance. In such a historic moment the Joseph factor comes into play. Prayerfully and earnestly read the following scripture and promise and apply it to these current events:

"But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive." (Gen 50:20). 

The end result in God's plan was not to bring death and destruction but rather to "save much people alive". The law of spiritual opposites begin to play out in the earth. What the devil meant for evil God's final intent is to make it good. in a time of global famine the will of God prevailed and raised up a people to "open all the storehouses" and bring deliverance to the nation. You see, this current crisis is really the divine stage set for the "Josephs" or the deliverers to take center stage and SHINE;  a unparalleled time to lead millions to Jesus Christ and His salvation. The power of the Cross and the Gospel become second to none in grave times such as these. As what appears to be evil sweeps the globe it also acts as a spiritual siege crashing in the doors of resistance making way for the preaching of the Gospel, healing and deliverance. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose..." (Rom 8:28)

THE SWINE ARE ONLY A SIGN OF PENDING REVIVAL

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father..." (Luke 15:14-20). The swine were the final "curtain call" for the revival to follow as the prodigal son returned home. As we face famine, pandemic, floods, fires and all other sort of peril could it be any other outcome than what we read in the Gospel? Could it be a great coming home is on the horizon as millions return to Jesus in the backdrop of epic peril? On the scriptural landscape this was exactly what occurred. "And he arose, and came to his father..."

This "arising" is recorded in other prophetic moments in the bible as well, "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." (Isa 60:1-2) As this current crisis continues it will only be a line of demarcation for revival as nations such as Mexico are prepared for sweeping revival. Where you see the swine, remember it is SIGN of revival soon to follow. "And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel..." (Mark 5:18-20).

MOSES IN THE WILDERNESS AND THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS

And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived." (Num 21:8-9). The very thing that was "meant for evil" now became a symbol of deliverance as Moses lifted up the bronze serpent in the wilderness. In the same way the preaching of the Gospel is now more crucial than ever as evil runs rampant. Nations that have been resistant and violent toward the message of Jesus will now look to Him as their only hope. If there has ever been a time to return to the "preaching of the cross" it is right now as a global stage is set to bring deliverance, healing and salvation. "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (1 Cor 1:18).

This will be a crossroads for the world wide church as well as it is faced with unprecedented crisis and fear and turn to the only viable answer, "The preaching of the Cross." It will become to us and the world around us "the Power of God" like no other time. in places such as Mexico City what was once a place of deep opposition to change are transformed into a divine stage of massive healing and deliverance as "the devils went out of the man, and entered into the swine..." The day of the evangelist has returned as a Spirit of deliverance and salvation is poured out on all flesh. In this crisis it is our shining hour. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:14-15).

THE BLOOD BATH IN MEXICO WILL BECOME BLOOD ON THE DOOR POSTS

And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses..." (Ex 12:7) In Egypt many people perished and yet God's Passover was instituted and more were saved. In Mexico as the very moral fabric seems to be tearing apart a time of "Passover" will occur. Many cities, villages and regions will become places of salvation and great deliverance. Key leaders even as the Pharaoh did in Egypt shall relinquish their control over the people and secede from darkness to the Lord. Entire regions will beseech ministries to come and preach the gospel as their only recourse in famine, flu and violence. Jesus will be lifted up!

Many of these events will not be publicized as mighty miracles raise the dead at a rate incomparable in modern history in areas plagued by current crisis'. In other cities it will be published on television channels and every means of communication sounding something like this "prayer and preaching will occur and such and such location...city sanctioned prayer meeting today at 12pm..."  It will become even mandatory that entire regions attend these meetings to stem the sickness and disease.

Virtually unknown evangelists will be harbingers of great hope and power as the Cross of Jesus Christ is preached. Great evangelists of the past will be replicated a thousand-fold as entire cities become center-stage of grassroots revival overflowing into every public place with the sheer expectation of what God will do next. Many ministers who have faded from the public eye will now be thrust back into the frontlines reenlisted as God makes a world wide call to arms to "fight the good fight of faith. Remember, "The Swine are only a sign of pending revival..."

Chad Taylor ~ May 13th, 2009

 

PREEMINENT AND PREEMPTIVE PROPHECIES AS HISTORY UNFOLDS: ALBUQUERQUE AND BISMARCK ND

 
by Chad Taylor
 
 
ALBUQUERQUE, NM.: GROUND ZERO
 
At a prophetic conference in Albuquerque, NM during a intense moment in worship a profound insight into the history of the city and the United States was revealed.  As I began to prophesy it was like a covert well of critical information was uncapped.  I began to prophesy, "Something covert, in the night!  Something under cover in secret was done in this city. It brought a anti-Semitic spirit and has cursed the region and even the state of New Mexico.  Something was done in secret like Judas for his 30 pieces of silver.  In 1944, 1945, 1946 something was done in this city in secret under the cover of the night.  The Lord is revealing it now that this curse can be broken. It brought a anti-Semitic spirit into this state..."  The prophesy continued for several more minutes as the Lord was breaking up fallow ground of historic relevance that we would later learn was paramount for breakthrough in Albuquerque and the state.  The following day a native of New Mexico brought me some profound information she had researched and printed up.  I was flabbergasted.  It was common history to many or at least it was known history, but the dates, locations and background were astounding in light of the previous nights prophecy.
 
Julius Rosenberg was the son of a Polish garment worker living on New York's Lower East Side.  Julius's success in the study of Hebrew led many to believe he would later become a Rabbi.  However, by the age of 16 he was a committed member of the New York City College's Young Communist League. Later marrying Ethel and in the fall of 1940 he took a job as a civilian employee of the U. S. Army Signal Corps.  Late in 1943 Julius Rosenberg began his espionage against the United State of America during the World War.  Rosenberg began to contact key individuals that would be necessary to infiltrate the Los Alamos base where the nuclear bomb was being constructed.  What is now known from popular movies and history as the "Manhattan Project".  Rosenberg's brother-in-law David Greenglass was assigned to work as a soldier-machinist in Los Alamos and the dark secrets and espionage began which would lead to treason and death.  Greenglass prepared handwritten notes and sketches relating to a high-explosive lens mold being developed in a Los Alamos laboratory .
 
Twice in 1945 a British physicist named Fuchs met with a Soviet agent named "Raymond" and provided notes on the working design for the atomic bomb. By June 1, authorities knew of a soldier, stationed at Los Alamos, married with no children, who Gold or code name "Raymond" paid $500 to in September of 1945 in Albuquerque in exchange for information about the implosion lens for the atomic bomb. This soldier was none other than the brother-in-law of Julius Rosenberg - David Greenglass.   In 1997, Alexsandr Feklisov, Rosenberg's Soviet control came forward to describe his meetings with Julius in the 1940's.  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed shortly after 8 p.m. in Sing-Sing Prison on June 19, 1953... 
 
After this information was revealed during the Saturday evening session at Glory Bound Church in Albuquerque we began to declare a breakthrough and healing from these climatic historic events.  The Rosenberg's were both Jewish which consequently resulted in a anti-Semitic spirit to take root in New Mexico fostering racism, poverty, and violence.  Prophecy is truly a "two-edge sword" and can be wielded against strongholds and curses that the Holy Spirit reveals as a result of travesties in the past.  Judas Iscariot also acted in espionage against Jesus for a mere 30 pieces of silver which resulted in the purchasing of the "Potter's Field" after his own death by the Jewish priests.  "And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers. For this the field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day..."  (Matt. 27:3-8).

A spirit of rejection and  abandonment is the consequences of a "Potter's Field" in the earth.  It becomes, "a burying place of strangers. The field of blood, even to this day..."  Do you have a "Potter's Field" in your city?  Is their secrets and broken promises just under the surface of your history?  Chances are, yes.  This is why entire regions, states, and territories are bemoaning under spiritual stress and curses resulting in suicides, crime, injustices, prejudice, hate crimes.  Ultimately religious hierarchies accept the "pay-offs" and ignore the most obvious and turn a deaf ear to the poor and lost in their proximity.  Every city has its "Potter's Field" bought in the spirit of compromise, indifference and naivety.  In Albuquerque we took one giant step toward restoration and revival which will result in a harvest of salvation from all those that were lost.  I pray the blinders are taken from all of our eyes and that the Lord would arm you with a two-edged sword of revelation to set the captives free and heal the land.  Albuquerque, NM is just one example of why we are prophetic and what the outcome of every prophetic conference of meeting should be - powerful truth revealed that sets cities free from captivity!  Find your Potter's Field.
 
 
GOD SAID, "TAKE THE STAGE!" AND TELL THEM I LOVE THEM!
 
Last year (2008) I reported on a phenomenal moment that transpired on a public stage in Bismarck, ND. at the Municipal Park with approximately two hundred or more in attendance. I never told you the rest of the story... This is was not a pre-planned Christian event or anything remotely sponsored by some Christian organization.  It was a secular annual "Hippie Fest" put on by various bands and sponsors drawing a local sub-culture of young and old alike who found a familiarity in the genre of music.  It was a nostalgic event that was advertised in the local newspaper and attended by many.  Someone in the conference at Solomon's Rest where I was speaking insisted we go "check it out".  This leading was easy to follow as the entire conference and already emptied out into the streets with banners and bibles in tow and were marching through the downtown streets.
 
A few of us went the couple blocks to the park; as we entered the "Hippie Fest" a myriad of colors exploded from the stage with its loud grinding music with smoke machines billowing a haze of strange shapes .  The smell of incense wafted through the air as people talked and mingled. We were met with welcoming gestures and smiling faces as we simply began to pray and worship Jesus in our small group from the conference.  As I stood there I began to look to the Lord heart, "What do we do now?  How can we have the greatest impact here other than simply being a light?"  Suddenly the Lord spoke to me crystal clear, " TAKE THE STAGE AND TELL THEM "I LOVE THEM!".  I stood there stunned.  What Lord?! Tell them what?  They don't know me, they are not affiliated with our conference or religious event!  What will I say?  The Lord's word went through me like electricity, "TAKE THE STAGE AND TELL THEM "I LOVE THEM!"
 
The reality of it hit me hard as I prayed how this could be done? The last band of the night was playing their set which was appropriately named, "Gypsy Foot".  I was profoundly aware that the Lord wanted to let every last person know that He loved them and was would reach them right where they were.  I suddenly had a epiphany - EVERY public place of gathering in the secular world was simply predestined stages set for God's love and salvation to be proclaimed.  But how often do we pass by them never aware of our responsibility to share His love or even worse we avoid these places all together? 
 
I went to directly to the sound booth adjacent to the main stage and told the sound man my strategy.  I told him, "I travel the nation declaring love and grace, why not this stage tonight?  Let's make an event a movement!"  He was excited and told me he would find the main promoter and tell her right now.  A few minutes passed as we all stood and prayed intensely for this door of utterance to not close.  Finally the promoter approached me and asked me what I wanted to do.  I told her.  She asked me again, "What do you want to do?"  I looked at her in the eyes and over the sound of the music and flashing neon lights I said, "I want to declare God's love on this stage."  She looked at me and simply replied, "YOU CAN CLOSE THE SHOW!"  Suddenly the doors of this secular rock concert was flung open and I was given total liberty.  I was breathless as the words of Jesus to His disciples echoed in my heart, "But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you..."  (Matt 10:19-20).  It was no longer me up on that stage it was the Lord speaking through me and sharing His intense immeasurable love.  I was on fire.
 
I took the stage as the last instrument wailed and was met with hugs an admiration from the band.  They had no idea what I was about to say.  I looked at the hungry crowd and the people locked in on me.  I opened my mouth, "I travel this nation declaring God's love.  And contrary to popular opinion God is still a God of Love and Peace.  A hippie two thousand years ago made a profound statement, "YOU are the Light of the world!"  I pointed directly and the crowd and repeated, "YOU are the light of the world!"  The crowd broke out in crazy applause and shouting.  Some even yelled, "Amen!".  God moved.  As I stood on the stage and declared His Light behind me in the ball field hundreds of "lights" were released in these transparent balls with tiny candles in them.  It was part of the pre-planned event!  Lights literally ascended into the dark sky of Bismarck, ND.  The light is not confined or even defined by a "church" or a church building with all of its trappings.  No, its in the hearts of the people who populate those cities. They are under bridges, in local parks, riding their skateboards and playing their secular music.  They cannot identify with all of our trends and popular Christian staples.  But they can identify with Jesus and His broken love for mankind.  Why don't you find your stage and declare God's love!

To Be Continued...

 

THE HEARTH OF THE PROPHETS HEART - A VISION
Chad Taylor
Dec 24, 2008

 

And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.  -  Num 12:6
 
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry…” (Hab. 2:3)
 
This vision is still vividly etched on the canvas of my imagination and it paints a picture of current times. The undertow of current movements and past dispensations often muddy the water of the undiluted message of Jesus. The prophets of old were not inundated with the avalanche of contemporary Christian markets that literally package and mass produce every new trend or movement in the Church today. Thus their message was not tainted or in “piecemeal” of what others were saying, doing or experiencing. The multi-colored quilt of modern meetings has created a phenomenon where many are more acquainted with names and personalities that they are with the living breathing Jesus. They have conveniently forgotten that Jesus is still found in the “least of their brethren” not the most popular. There has been a polarization between the lost unsaved world and the Christian one that exists to reach it.

What we need now is a revival of the “simplicity that is in Christ” as Paul stated in 2nd Corinthians 11:3. Jesus is framed today in the ideals of an American culture and conveniently packaged into whatever fits our lifestyles and appetites. He’s no longer a “suffering Messiah” in a perpetual state of intercession for mankind. We have downgraded the Son of God into a “date” where we simply court him by our need for pleasure and fulfillment. The words of Jesus seem to have no effect on many, “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. (Luke 9:23-24).
 
My vision began as I saw an old man who was stooping down to the ground writing in the sand.  He seemed so intent on what he was doing. As I looked at this old man I heard the Lord say, "This is My prophet; the spirit of the prophet that has been on the earth since the beginning. This is the same Spirit that was in Moses’ heart and Jeremiah, Ezekiel and John the Baptist. It is the same Spirit that dwells on the earth today. But most have not seen or even heard the Spirit of the prophet; the Ancient of Days. Men have changed Me into their own appearances and tried to transform Me by their doctrines but in Me there is no variableness neither shadow of turning - I am the same yesterday, today and forever. What you see in this old man – My prophet, is what is still visible today. (James 1:17; Heb. 13:8)
 
The man was ancient and yet had a sense of vitality and virtue that seemed to superimpose itself over his apparent old age.  As I studied his features and behavior he turned his head up to me and looked at me through eyes that were like a deep stream of water.  They had an evanescent quality in them and yet even then it seemed like something was missing, yearning for something that was once there.  Like an old photograph that was slowly fading.  It was surreal.    
 
The Lord said to me again, “The face of the prophet was obscure and eccentric until John the Baptist and only then did it become completely visible and clear.  That is why I promised that Elijah had to come first through the spirit of the prophet in John.  But something has dimmed since then - something that I am looking for again in the heart of this generation and their worship to Me. John carried the fullness of that Spirit as it was seen in the baptism. He prepared hearts for salvation and that is the pure spirit of the prophet. It brings hearts to repentance through faith in Christ and brings them into My resurrection. The prophet and the Apostle were united in the water baptism of John and that is why the Savior of the world was there. These two hearts are being reunited again in the water of salvation and baptism.
 
Suddenly the scene changed and I saw the figure of Jesus towering above the stooped over old man and the hand of the lord reached from the vast distance above. His hand reached into the old man's body and I could see it as if his chest was transparent and the heart of the prophet was like a giant hearth or oven. There were hot coals burning various colors from yellow, red, orange, purple and blue.  The coals on the top were glowing hot and burning - emanating intense heat. 
 
The Lord spoke again, "These coals on top are the passions that compel my prophets today but there is something missing that I have come to find again deep in the heart of man."  The Lord's hand then reached deeper into the inner recesses of the prophet’s heart as far as His arm could reach.  Slowly He brought out His arm and in the hallow of His hand a small coal appeared black and cold.  The Lord lifted this tiny rock to His partly open mouth and blew.  The tiny coal burst into a red hot flame as red as if it were blood. 
 
Jesus took in another breath and exhaled and said, “This is the all consuming Fire of the Father! It’s what molds missionaries and compels people to defy their human limitations and do the impossible. It’s what makes martyrs and those that will deny the pleasure of this life for a life to come. They are those written about by Apostle Paul,
 
“They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, and were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. (Heb 11:33-40).
 
This fire is the fire “of whom the world is not worthy”. What was the “better thing for you” that they did not attain? It was the fullness of My Spirit to bring the hearts of mankind to Me! Peter said it when the Spirit of this Fire was sent again through the mouth of the prophets before him, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:38-39). That was the promise that could not be fulfilled without you.
 
“This fire is being stirred again. It will pull people from their upper rooms and inner chambers and what has become interpersonal and private will once again be displayed openly and publicly.   This is the coal of the desire for the souls of men and their salvation", the Lord said. "It was the first coal that I used to spark the fire in their hearts in the day of Isaiah - ‘Then flew one of the seraphim’s unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” ‘(Isa 6:6-8). The cry from My Fire is still, “Whom shall We send?”
 
It is the fire that provides life for all the other coals and keeps them burning; without it the flame will slowly dim and die out.  For many, this has already happened and their love for Me has waxed cold. They sincerely believe loving Me is a state of private existence in a form of godliness and worship yet it lacks the power and fire to save. Like the Pharisees of old they truly believe that in the outward show of worship and prayer that it can have a lasting impact. But rather it’s in act of loving Me in “deed and in truth” dealing their bread to the hungry, opening their house the stranger, clothing the naked, feeding the hungry and in this mystery they have seen Me. The outward attire of their own desire is being removed and My heart will be revealed. 
 
I suddenly recalled the scripture in the gospel account of Luke as the two men walked on the road to Emmaus and after encountering Jesus they made this incredible statement, "Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?" (Lk. 24:32)  The fire that burned in Jesus' heart now burned in theirs then and it was this fire that compelled them into the mouth of lions, Roman arenas and ultimately to the “uttermost part of the earth.” They had the Spirit of the prophet burning in them as it did centuries ago.
 
The old man slowly stood up his eyes blazing with new fire! The grizzled prophet cried out the words of Isaiah, “But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand!” (Isa. 64:8). He lifted up His hand to the Lord and began to worship. Beside the prophet was an old plough and worn deep into the handle was inscribed, “HARVEST OF SOULS”. The old man gripped the handles of the plough with all of His strength and cried out in prayer, “I will not look back again my Lord! I am fit for Your Kingdom my God!” The hearth of the prophet’s heart burned hot again and the coal from the altar in Heaven was now reignited and the souls of men burned in his bones. A gift was restored to His people in this season and the world was reaped.
 
“Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed Your strength unto this generation, and Your power to every one that is to come…” (Ps 71:18)
 
 
** NOTE FROM CHAD: We are almost to the finish line for 2008.  We have postponed any prior scheduled dates until Dec. 31st to stay at home with family and prepare for  2009.  Please don't give up on us now - help us race past the finish line with no hesitation.  We are only $1300 shy from our end of the year necessities which include our everyday living expenses for the year.  Many of you have been in our events this year and have been shot out like a cannon ball into your calling and gifts - help us now accomplish these end of the years goals.  There are some reading this right now that could wipe that obstacle right now.  Your commitment to stand with us is immeasurable. 
 
For those of you who missed my friend Peter’ Hans call last Thursday on “The Basics of Investing…According to the Bible,” I have some great news. You can listen to it for FREE at the following link:
 
 
I’d encourage all of you to listen as now, more than ever, I feel that it is important for us to understand how to steward and invest our money. 2009 is being predicted by many to be a tough year financially, but with a little preparation and a lot of prayer, we can position ourselves to receive resources that the Lord has prepared for His people for such a time as this.
 
If you are interested in finding out more about Peter and his company, you can visit Investing with Insight at www.investingwithinsight.com.
 
As I wrote last time, this is a time when God is calling those who will fund the building of His kingdom on earth. I know many of you are called to be one of these people. Let’s not miss this opportunity to co-labor with Him in what He is doing.
 
Yours for Him.  Chad Taylor

THE TIME FOR THE SOUTH TO RISE IS NOW!
by Misty Taylor
 
I hear the Lord saying that now is the time for the South to rise up and become all that he has called it to be. Are we going to continue sitting around and waiting on some miracle to happen before we take action and do the things God has called us to do? He has given us the ability to do everything he has called us to do yet there are still so many unfinished works. God says step up and out and start doing what I have called you to do. Stop sitting around watching the future generation kill each other and do something about it. The enemy is slowly wiping out the future warriors for God’s kingdom but what are we doing to STOP it? Just sitting back praying and fasting for them? Go and pull them out of the darkness they are in. It is time to step out of the comfort zone you are in and take action for God’s property. He is waiting on his people to have complete faith in him and step out in faith. Don’t allow another vision to pass you by without doing something about it.
 
There may be visions God gave you years ago that you feel have died and are no longer to be completed. God says NO the timing is now, trust in me with your whole heart and do as I have shown you before. If you don’t do it who will? Believe in me and I will show you the way. If you fully trust in me there will be no reason to stop fulfilling my visions I have given you. The youth needs you more now than ever. When I say the youth, I don’t mean just the teens. There are many small children out there suffering; crying themselves to sleep at night for someone to show them the right way. They are my mighty army and I need them to rise up and become the warriors I created them to be. They need you and your support to push them into their destiny! Without your guidance and support they will be pulled down by the enemy and feel as if they have no reason to live and no Hope. Step up be that mentor and make things happen for my future generation. It’s time to be spiritual parents to these children. Give them other options. When you rise up and begin to do the works I have called you to do the blessings will be poured out over you and my kingdom.
 
These dead works must rise again and I’m telling you the time for them to rise is now. It’s time for the South to rise again and many riches and abundance will come from the South. The World will turn to you wanting to know how they can get what you have. It is time for you to be a leader and show the world what God has stored up for them. It’s time to stand in the gap for past generations and future generations. The dead is crying out in our behalf that we see what God has for us. The prayers of Saints that have gone on before us are coming to past through you!
 
It’s time to let go of the hurts that have been caused the pain we still feel when we see certain people. God is ready to heal the past and make us a new people for him. Why should we allow our children to go through some of the same hurts as we did when we can do something about it. He is calling us to rise up and become all that we were created to be. The time is now will you hear his voice and take action? This nation is not forgotten! Many leaders will rise from the South and take a stand for what is right in God’s eyes. Pray for your leaders and for their direction.
 
There are curses that have been spoken over the South that we need to break. Begin praying over your city and breaking off all curses spoken over it. There are roads, buildings, parks, and more that seem to draw the enemy and his evil doers. Take a look back and see where the majority of teen deaths have happened in your city, then take action and begin to pray against the curses in that area. The curses must be broken before God can pour out his entire blessings into your city. Are you going to answer the call and begin to rise up and do what God has shown you to do? I see it clearly; God is holding a HUGE watering can filled with blessings to be poured out on the South, the prayers of His people are what help him turn the can upside down and allow the flood to pour out. His arm in mid-air but he needs more Faith to help him to pour the flood of blessings out. I ask you, is the South really ready to experience all God has for them? Will they answer his call and do what he tells them? This is the year for the South to rise! 2009 is the year for the South! Get involved in you community and start watching how God blesses your household and those around you. Hang in there the road might be bumpy at first, but don’t give up. Continue to fight the battle and the outcome will be well worth it.
 
Misty Taylor is the wife of Chad Taylor; she is a mother, model, pageant winner, writer, speaker and advocate for the homeless and poor.  Her life and vision is electric and contagious.  Anyone who meets her is blessed.  To contact Misty please email -
 

 

 

 

 

PALESTINE, LEBANON, EGYPT, IRAN: A CATALYTIC WORD TO PALESTINE AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Chad Taylor   

 

Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, all of those adjacent countries and regions.  The spotlight of history is going to turn there again.  Progressive events are about to take place.  Not for evil, but for good.  Look toward that place now. Look towards that country.  Look towards that place of your origin.  Here we are once again Lord.  We stand again today Lord.  We pray the prayer of David, we sing the song of David. 

We pray for Lebanon.  Something is about to change in Lebanon.  There is a changing of the guard.  Hear this, there is a changing of the guard in Lebanon.  In the year 2009, people in leadership shall suddenly change.  People in authority shall suddenly change.  The faces you see today are not the faces you’ll see tomorrow.  For I’m changing the governing authorities in Lebanon.  I’m rearranging I’m changing -hanging of the guard in Lebanon.  There is one specific leader, that the Lord says his season is over.  A new day has begun.  I will raise up one after my own heart.  I will raise up the David's.  I will raise up the Jonathans.  And the reign of Saul will be over.  His supremacy, the dictatorship of Saul will be over.  The time of David will arrive.  Throughout that whole region the spirit of David will prevail.  The spirit of David -- Davidic worship, a heart after God will prevail in those Eastern countries. 

THE HEART OF DAVID IN PALESTINE GOD SAYS, "DREAM AGAIN!"

Let's welcome David into Lebanon!  Lets welcome the man after God’s own heart!  Lets welcome the Spirit of David the Spirit of the worshipper.  Where are you David?  Don’t you know its time?  Its time for the David spirit to reign in those countries.  The man or woman after God’s own heart.  Its time for the season of Saul to be over.  Those appointed by man’s authority, by man’s desire, and man’s design.  That time is over.  God says watch and see I will raise up a leader, and I will raise up leaders not only in the religious systems, but in the governments and in the parliaments.  And the spirit of David will reign in Palestine.  Where are you David?  Its time.  Declare that!  Its time! The Tabernacle of David will be seen again!  Don’t you know its time?  “Here comes David!”

We are singing David's song again.  Take your harps off the trees it's time to sing!  We’ve been like people who’ve dreamed of a time long ago.  I hear the Lord saying, “Dream again!  And those dreams will come true.”  Dream again!  Lebanon dream again!  Jordan dream again!  Your young men shall prophecy and your old men shall dream dreams.  And upon your children and your handmaiden shall I pour out my Spirit on all flesh. [Joel 2:28-29]  And I will be the hope of your people and the hope of your land again. For I am grafting the land back in.  I am grafting the territory back in.  They will not be an outsider, they will not be an outcast they will be known as part of the tree of life, they will be known as part of my destiny, they will be known as part of my people once again.  Dream again!  And you’ll see it even in governments, even in European governments, even in NATO and different governments you will see a grafting back in.  And Palestine and these adjacent countries will sit at the table of governing authorities once again around the world.  The spirit of David will prevail, and like Solomon, kings and queens and princes will come and say, “Look at the wisdom here, look at the wealth, look at the prosperity, look at God’s blessing in these nations again!”

A SHIFT AND CHANGE IN 2009 AND YOUTH WILL SAY, "IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?"

And there will be a phenomenon in the streets of Palestine, there will be a phenomenon on the streets of these cities with the young people.  There will be a grassroots underground movement in their clubs their music scene, the whole culture, the whole creativity, the whole conscience of the young people.  There will be a revolution, not one of violence and uprising but a spiritual revolution of conscience, of thinking, of contemplation.  And in the schools, the academic world, in the places of higher thinking and intellectualism the conscience of the young people will be altered.  There will be a change of DNA, there will be a change of posture, a change of position.  And the zeal of these people will be routed.  God will route the zeal, and harness the zeal of these young people.  And their heart like David will be turned to a cause.  Even as David faced Goliath, he said, “Is there not a cause?” [1 Sam. 17:29]  Is there not a purpose? 

A new purpose and a new cause shall be the underlying current in these nations.  They will be a phenomenon.  There will be leaders that rise up from the age of 19-25.  These leaders will have a clarion voice and they will have a cause like David, and they will route the enemy.  And they will bring a government of God in Lebanon, in Iran, in Jordan, in Egypt, and in all these nations!  The government of God will be upon their shoulders.  And they will bring a spirit of Peace, but not a false peace, and not a false hope, but a peace that only comes from the cross Jesus.  And in the academic field, where doctors and lawyers are birthed and conceived, in those places of intellectualism and prowess will come prophetic anointing.  From the age of 19-25 there will be an anointing upon these young men and young women in these countries.  And they will bring a voice, and they will bring a cause!  It will change the world from Lebanon!  It will change the world!  And the plots and plans and curses of the enemy will come to nothing. 

In 2009 a shift and a change shall take place that will garner the attention of world government, it will garner the attention of media.  All eyes will be upon these states.  All eyes will be upon these countries. And they will say, “Look and see!  Could it be true?!  Could it be true?!  Could it be true?!”  And I’ll dismantle and disrupt and divide the forces of darkness that have prevailed for centuries.  In a generation of young people of your children, of your descendants, of your origins of your lineage shall rise up from the fallow ground of war, and rumors of war, and they will have a mind of David and a heart of David and they will walk with intelligence and wisdom in forthright vision and they shall change the government they shall change ancient laws, and God will turn the tables, and God will reroute the zeal, and you will see prophetic anointing.  You will see great playwrights, great moviemakers, great creativity come from these countries.  It’ll garner Emmys and Grammys it’ll capture the attention of Hollywood, it’ll capture the attention of a generation.  Great minds will emerge from the battlefields just like David, from the fields, just like David. 

And a prophetic anointing shall prevail and resonate to your countries, your nations.  And the spirit of Saul—the appointment and assignments of men will no longer prevail.  That which God anoints shall rise.  Has He not said, “Humble thyself under the mighty hand of God and I will exalt you in due time and in due season.” [1 Pet. 5:6]  Watch and see on the streets, watch and see in the culture, for a cultural melding pot is being stirred.  Great minds and great hearts great poets, and songwriters playwrights, shall emerge with the heart of David, driving out the demons, driving out the division.  And government will follow suit.  There will be a great changing of the guard in 2009.  Watch!  Faces, recognizable faces, that are now on signs, and pictures and murals on the walls will be faded and gone.  And new faces of leadership will arise and emerge upon the scene with the heart of David.  Pray into these things!  Dream again!

SMOKE AND MIRRORS IN DECEMBER DO NOT FEAR!

I hear the Lord saying in December, some time at the turn of the year as one year turns to another there will be a rumor, a smoke and mirrors of the enemy - a danger, there will be a crisis in these countries.  And the Lord says do not believe it for it is only a rumor.  Do not believe it.  It will try to persuade many.  It will try to evoke fear, but the Lord says do not fear this thing that comes at the turn of the year.  Do not fear this thing, it is only a mirage.  Its only a smoke and mirrors, it is not the truth.  My intentions and my will, will prevail.  And as quickly as it gathers attention it will quickly fade.  Like a vapor of smoke that appeared for a little while that vanishes away.  Do not believe this thing that happens, do not believe the rumor that comes from these places.  It is not true and it will not prevail.  When you see these things, just say “Dream again.”  Dream again David.  About the month of February the month of March, The Ides of March, watch and see as these things begin as this great change, this great succession begins to take place in these countries.  Oh the enemy will try to use rumors—don’t believe it.  Look deeper.  Watch and see.  The Bible says we prophecy in part [1 Cor. 13:9].  You know what that means?  There’s a whole lot more that we’re not saying.  It’s the tip of the iceberg.  A small fraction of God’s intentions.  His thoughts toward us are more than the sand of the sea. [Ps. 139:17-18]  Its too wonderful for us, its past finding o! ut [Ps. 139:6], His intentions, his heart, for you; for your people.

 Chad Taylor
www.consumingfire.com
chadtaylor@consumingfire.com

 

THE LORD SAID, "RED ALERT! RED ALERT! I AM TURNING THE ORANGE INTO RED"!

by Chad Taylor

I heard these words resound in my spirit over and over "I AM TURNING THE ORANGE TO RED IN ORANGE COUNTY!"  I knew the Holy Spirit was referring to Orange County, California where I was to soon minister.  I was reminded of the National security colors as you pass through the nations airports, "The National Security Level is Orange today..."  This prophetic revelation would encompass more than 34 significant cities and their outlying boundaries in Orange County.  Then I heard the Lord say again, "RED ALERT! RED ALERT! I AM TURNING THE ORANGE TO RED IN ORANGE COUNTY!"
 
Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).  In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy.  Red is also the color of blood, and is a strong symbol of life and vitality. Red also symbolizes action, confidence, courage, vitality.  Red is often the color worn by brides in the East while it is the color of mourning in South Africa. Red can also relate to power and authority, hence the red power tie for business people and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs.  Red is hot. It's a strong color that conjures up a range of seemingly conflicting emotions from passionate love to violence and warfare.  Then the word of the Lord became clear and vibrant for Southern California specifically the Orange County area and outlying regions-
 
I am laying out the red carpet says the Lord and My presence shall take precedence in every area of creation and creativity.  For I am Lord Sabaoth; the Lord of the Armies of Heaven and in this hour I am escalating the urgency in this region.  Disparity and depravity shall give way to hope and truth. It shall be overshadowed by many signs in the heavens above and the earth beneath and all will surely say, "The Lord's hand is in this!"  I will give My people courage, confidence, and vitality to take ACTION and move forward.  Now is the time to occupy and heal the land. 
 
I will unfurl the ancient anointing revealed in prophecy, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."  (Luke 4:18-19).  A wave of fresh vision and anointing for the poor will arrest the attention of My church and to those that will receive it I will give them a thirty-fold anointing for the poor and vagabond.  And from this harvest of the "least of these" shall be reaped a quality of workers second to none.  They will be a "Mary Magdalene" and a "Saul of Tarsus" to them and many shall be converted and filled with My Spirit and power.
 
For in this place called Orange County will be an immunity and I will prosper them and give them joy in the aftershock of financial crisis.  I will preserve them and keep them.  I will also purge them and it will be to them as a season of fire as I burn the dross and bring forth the gold.  THE BEACHES WILL BURN WITH SALVATION AND THE WELL OF BAPTISM WILL BE RE-DUG.  Thousands, thousands on the beaches burning with My passion and purposes.  Now will a paradigm shift take place and the minds of My people shall no longer be hinged on the door of a previous experience but will explode with new expectation and faith.  I AM TURNING THE ORANGE TO RED IN ORANGE COUNTY!
 

 

GOD SAID, "THE OREGON TERRITORY IS A "EPICENTER" OR PLACE WHERE THE "EPIC" WILL "ENTER"!


By Chad Taylor

 

The Territory of Oregon was organized on August 14, 1848, by an act of Congress.  It includes the present-day states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, as well as parts of Montana.  The Lord brought to my attention other significant historic moments in that same year of 1848.  The year of 1848 was also a LEAP YEAR and as I discovered that historic fact I heard the Lord say,
 
"THE OREGON TERRITORY IS ABOUT TO LEAP FORWARD INTO ITS PREDESTINED POSITION FOR HARVEST AND REVIVAL.  IT WILL TAKE ON GLOBAL PROPORTIONS' VERY QUICKLY AS MY PLAN FOR THEM UNFOLDS."
 
1848 was also known around the world as the, "Spring of Nations" or the "Year of Revolution".   It was triggered by a series of political upheavals throughout Europe that spread around the world like fire which also ignited the French Revolution which consequently began also in 1848.  I heard the Lord say that this would be a time of epic revolution and a time when our nation will SPRING FORWARD as it did in 1848 - 160 years ago.  This is a year that will be a "Spring of Nations" or a "Year of Revolution" where current mindsets and processes will be transformed by springing forward and a spiritual revolution or radical change of thinking and believing occurs. 
 
The "Year of Revolution" as it has been titled by historians was not only a volatile time but a violent one as well.  Many countries and continents came under great pressure both naturally and spiritually as the earth "groaned" and there was a spiritual "quantum leap".  This will not only be a time of great spiritual strides but also a time when the world will come under a degree of suffering as weather, economy and other political and natural landscapes suddenly change positioning entire nations for the will and plan of the Lord. 
 
Two other significant events transpired around the world that forever changed these countries and deeply impacted the United States:
The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the Irish Potato Famine (1845-1849).  Both of these events greatly impacted the United States.  I heard the Lord say, "NOW THERE WILL BE A FULL CIRCLE AS I SEND BOTH BLESSINGS AND PROVISION TO THESE THREE NATIONS; MEXICO, AMERICA AND IRELAND.  YOU WILL SEE A GREAT REAPING WHERE YOU HAVE SOWN."
 
The Oregon Territory is deeply connected to these world events as the epochs of history occurred and the Oregon Territory was birthed simultaneously.  Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana are a EPI-CENTER or a place where EPIC is about to ENTER as it once again shapes world events by its prayers, intercession and outward acts of faith.  I heard the Lord say, "WATCH AND SEE AS THIS IS CONFIRMED BY WATER, WIND AND FIRE IN THE NATURAL THROUGHOUT THIS REGION.  A SERIES OF SUDDENLIES WILL MARK THIS REGION FOR MY PURPOSES."
 
EPIC breakthroughs financially will now ENTER as the Oregon Territory becomes a epicenter of His anointing and provision for world impact.  The nations will become acutely a part of your heart as this year ends and 2009 begins.  You will be strategically in position both spiritually and naturally to have optimum impact.  Psalm 2:8 will be your springboard that will underwrite what I do in your heart and mind says the Lord.  Favor both in Mexico and Ireland will streamline My will in you as a "great door of utterance" opens to you there as well as many other key nations of the world.   EPIC IS ABOUT TO ENTER!
 
 
** Chad will be in the "Oregon Territory" this weekend of Sept. 12-14th in Lakeview, OR. at "The Gathering Place" located at, 3 North F Street - Friday 7pm and Saturday 7pm. Sunday at 10am.  Contact # 541-219-1374

 

 

Chad Taylor Prophecy over Africa

Given at Victory Christian Fellowship

Fresno, CA. February 17, 2008

 

Africa mighty nation of kings and princes the lord says to Africa, Rachel weep no more your children are coming back to their borders and every anointing that was forfeited sold and stolen on every foreign sea shore will return to your continent a hundred fold in this lifetime, in this lifetime and the life to come, for I see Esau coming back to Jacob, I see the army of Esau and all his lambs and sheep. I see the wealth of Esau coming back to Jacob, I see the Queen of Sheba coming unto Solomon, I see the wealth of the wicked returning, returning to the shores of Africa and you will rebuild the old waste places and the cities that have been ashes God will raise up before your eyes, even like a new Jerusalem, God will raise up a city, God will raise up a continent, and God will raise up a nation even in a day.

 

ESAU, JACOB AND THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPH

 

It will be a miracle, it will be a phenomena.  It will be a paradox to some, a miracle to others, and a phenomena to not just a few, what I do through you oh Africa.  For the army and the wealth of Esau, and the birthright that was stolen and sold, is coming back to Jacob.  I see ships, ships, ships full of your people, full of generations, full of mantels, full of anointing, full of crowns coming back filling your sea shores, filling the horizons as far as the eye can see.  From a thousand years ago until now, coming back, coming back, and coming back.  For what the devil meant for evil God has always intended for your good, and the spirit of Joseph shall rest upon you, and you will live in no pit and no prison no more, and the scepter of Pharaoh shall be extended to your nation and kings shall come to the brightness of it’s rising and the army of the gentiles shall come because the glory of the Lord is arising and shining upon you. 

 

STOREHOUSES TO THE NATIONS

 

And though gross darkness has covered you and darkness the people My glory shall arise and shine upon you, for that very text of scripture was written for such a time as this and you will not fail in the time of testing and you will pour it back upon the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Great charity will break poverty and Africa will become a storehouse to the nations.  Storehouses filled with new manna and new bread and other countries in the next decade will come to Africa to fill their bags and fill their ships.  I will completely turn it around for all things work together for the good for those called according to My purposes and my purposes are coming into fullness, fullness, fullness and I am re-capturing the minds of your youth, and they will become doctors and they will become genius’ in their fields; physicists and doctors and lawyers and they will defend you and they will stand for you, and I will raise them up to be the head and not the tail, as prophets and kings, as priests.  Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

 

SIGNS AND WONDERS OVER AFRICA

 

It starts in 2008 the stall and the calves have left the gate in 2008, and you will see a phenomenon in the sky above, you watch it, you watch it. Those that are observant and those that are prophetic and even science shall record the mysteries and the signs and wonders in the heavens above and the earth beneath.  Blood, fire and pillar of smoke shall be seen over Africa as a sign and a wonder and as a symbol of God’s promises and his ability to perform them in this hour.  Strange eclipses of the sun and the moon, strange phenomena in the heavens, I hear the Lord saying a star is born.  And Kings will come to the brightness of it’s rising to bring their gifts to bring their wealth, to bring their wisdom. 

 

HOSPITALS, UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS

 

I see medical, medical hospitals and medical colleges rising up within Africa that will be the envy of the nations and people will come there to attend those schools and those universities.  Like Oxford was in England, God is raising up the academic anointing in the nation of Africa and you will be the envy of England and the envy of America.  Great medical institutions and great academic institutions shall arise from the ashes of civil war.  Where war has marked those countries, so shall my glory now mark them. I will remove the pricks that we have kicked against and I will remove the obstacles and I will make way where there appeared to be in one day, no way.

 

 Oh my God, Oh my God and the Lord says I will break up the fountains of the deep and waters shall be found, and waters shall be discovered, that will be bottled, that shall become an industrious witty-invention and will bring wealth to the people in the Christian communities.  Discoveries, hidden treasures in the darkness, coming to the light to the faithful few and into the hands of the Joseph anointed. For I am building an Ark in the continent of Africa and many nations shall come to find the Glory that resides in you. 

 

THE DAY OF THE WARRIOR HAS COME

by Chad Taylor

 

I see the prayers of your forefathers rise before Me like smoke.  The bones of your brothers cry out to Me from the ground and I declare to you a year of remembrance.  Look closely at 2008; a year of anniversary and remembrance has come before you.  I will reinstate you in places of authority and honor and the prophecies of your forefather's shall resonate in this nation.  All that has opposed Me shall now be swept away as those in darkness see a great Light. "The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up..."  (Matt 4:15-16).
 
THE SPIRIT OF CRAZY HORSE

The warrior spirit is still intact and I will teach your hands to war.  You will tear down ancient strongholds that others have been unwilling and unable to destroy.  You will stand in the gates of Washington D.C. with a message from Heaven.  Those that have resisted you for 200 years will now declare, "Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord."  The self-fulfilling prophecy spoken over you years ago, "I will fight no more forever" will now be reversed and the will to fight the good fight of faith will be restored.  You will take back coveted land and place it at the feet of your Father.  For I tell you this day I hear the prayers of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Joseph - apostolic prophetic declarations that were made that are hanging in the balances of fulfillment. The day of the warrior has come.

 
I WILL RESURRECT YOUR HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

A resurrection is coming at the places where the warrior has fallen.  These memorial stones will now be remembered from the highest places of government in the land. The powers that have incarcerated your destiny will now be broken releasing the light of a new beginning in your inherent land.  The caricature of history shall be rewritten and the faces of your Chiefs will be seen in the light of truth.  I will place memorial stones in the house of your President for those that favor you will be favored by Me.  Many will see it and be glad.  For the KNEE is a place of prayer and devotion - now hear this word of wisdom:  I will restore your place of intercession and prayer and that which has wounded you and displaced you from your rightful position of prayer and authority for this nation shall no longer handicap you any more.  The knee that was broken shall now be repaired says the Lord and you shall stand in the gap once again. 

 
PROPHECY TO THE WIND BROTHERS

The wind of the prophetic that has lifted you above the persecution will now lift you once again.  The Spirit of Prophecy is your inheritance and you will now find yourself at center stage.  The curtains of bitterness and hate are now being rended revealing a glorious light of My Word in you.  You will stand on the mountains of this nation and declare a New Day.  The highest places are yours for the possession.  As Moses on Mount Sinai you will see a mighty deliverance as millions escape the valley of death into the fields of harvest.  Your day of reckoning and recognition has come My brothers.   Prophecy to the wind and cry out, "These dry bones will live!  These dry bones will live!" 

 
RESERVED FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
 

First Nations will now be the first and not the last as the indictments against them are no more.  A graduation from glory to glory is now in effect and the fires of an awakening on your reservations is now kindled.  For those in "reservation" understand now it was only a "dress rehearsal" reserved for an appointed time and like Esther the scepter of favor and authority will be granted.  Watch and see - even those who say, "Can these things be?", will now stand in the place as the officer did to Elisha as these words come to pass, "Behold, you shall see it with your eyes, but shall not eat thereof..."  (2 Kings 7:2).  The famine of hearing God's word in your land is over.  Stand in that place now and proclaim and watch and see as the reaper is overtaken by the sower. 

 
THE BULL IS NO LONGER SITTING
 
Those that have sat in darkness shall now rise in this dawning of a new day.  A Bright and Morning Star shall be seen in 2008 leading them to the place of their destiny.   The tomb of history shall now be open revealing the exploits that have even to this day remained hidden.  The spirit of exploitation shall be banished from their borders breaking the cycle of the curse that has found its way into this present generation.  The temptation of wealth will not spoil the heart of the youth as they reach for higher ground.  As Elijah prayed for rain so shall you stand at the threshold of drought and dearth and release the heavens.  You shall call upon the Name of Yeshua and the day of famine shall end.  For this is your inheritance and birth right and in this hour you will see the heart of the father's return to their children says the Lord.  Significant signs shall surely follow as a People embrace this day that I have declared. 
 
"But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivers; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.  Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?  (Isa 42:22-23).

 

THE PERFECT STORM: FINDING GOD IN CURRENT CRISIS'S

by Chad Taylor

 
Recently in a ministry trip to Ketchikan, Alaska I heard the Lord begin to speak about a "perfect storm" or a perfect set of circumstances that appear to be disastrous or tragic but in reality is a chain reaction that is creating monumental breakthrough and powerful lateral momentum in His Kingdom.  Like a Tsunami that comes in with such force and then in its wake massive amounts of land are pulled out with it.  These "perfect storms" are a series of divine circumstances often seen in our headlines and front pages almost daily as a blueprint for incredible breakthrough and Kingdom advancement.  What may at first appear to be unexplainable events will prove to be tipping points and historic progressive breakthroughs that alter the course of regions, states and nations. 
 
 
THE NOAH FACTOR AND MASSIVE GLOBAL BREAKTHROUGH
 
Look at Noah's circumstances for a minute and what apparently began as a complete disaster became a "new world" or a complete change in circumstances and environment.  Recently I was in the Portland area ministering at a Assembly of God church (I believe it's worth mentioning the church denomination), as this historic or "perfect storm" hit interrupting transportation in mass and is still currently having an incredible impact on the environment.  I was scheduled to leave on Monday Dec. 3rd but felt led to leave that night as the storm approached on Dec. 2nd after ministering at the PM meeting.  I believe the entire trip that night was to receive God's perspective at a deeper level as sheets of rain and blasting gusts of wind descended.  These disturbing current events overseas and in the U.S. are catalytic in nature that will often "violently" as stated in Mathew 11:12 radically change the landscape removing obstacles of resistance once and for all.  What would take years and even a life time to change under these adverse events will happen in seconds, minutes and hours. 
 
 
PORTLAND PREPARE FOR A DOWNPOUR OF MY SPIRIT!
 
As I hit Portland's skyline on Interstate 5 I literally saw clouds of God's presence over particular buildings downtown.  This was not a "fog" or haze; I literally saw the physical manifestation of God's presence over the city as recent record breaking rain and wind converged on the city.  As I drove the length of Portland at 11pm Dec. 2nd the Lord stated, "Portland PREPARE for a downpour of My Spirit!  Even as the wind and rain are hitting you even so shall My Spirit hit you - all of you..."  There was such a prominence or emphasis on this word for exactly where the rain and wind were impacting: the city: her streets, building and waterways.  It was a candid picture of a perfect storm of God's Holy Spirit coming to radically change the moral, spiritual and social landscape like a flood.
 
 
SEATTLE, PORTLAND AND BOISE: A TRIUNE COUNSEL OF GOD'S HEART
 
During our 5 month series of meetings in Stockton, CA. this year I heard the Lord state this prophetically in one of our Friday night revival services, "SEATTLE, PORTLAND AND BOISE: A TRIUNE COUNSEL OF GOD'S HEART."  I see this playing itself out now as historic headlining moments unfold targeting these 3 key cities in the Pacific Northwest.  A "Foursquare" balance of God's heart and Will shall emerge from the Church in these 3 cities that will cause a divine equilibrium in the Body of Christ nationally and even globally.  From Sunday services, spontaneous outbreaks of revival to divinely orchestrated conferences and rallies; the heart of God for world harvest and strategic occupation shall form from these 3 places having a profound impact on the future of the Church and the world it is reaching. 
 
Watch and see as other situations occur in these cities and states that some will label, "bizarre, strange and uncanny" but they will prove as circumstances progress, to be a "perfect storm" that creates massive momentum and historic change setting the plumb line of God's will for decades to come.  Seattle, Portland and Boise will prove to be a "threefold cord that is not easily broken" as 2008 unfolds.  2008 will be one of the most defining and definitive years for these 3 cities and states repositioning the Church as even current doctrine is transformed like the land is around them during these historic events.  His Plumb Line will be laid in the Pacific Northwest.

 
THE REJECTED WILL BE ACCEPTED AND REINSTATED IN 2008
 
2008 will go down in history as the YEAR OF THE PRODIGAL as those that have suffered severe rejection are now accepted and reinstated by the Hand of the Lord.  It will not be an act of man even as it was not the act of man that reinstated the prodigal son to his position or Moses, David, or Jonah to theirs.  The grace of God will prove itself sufficient in 2008 as significant headlining reconciliation and restorations takes place.  Newspapers, talk shows and other major media events will become harbingers of God's intentions like no other time in 2008 as the "uncomely parts" are bestowed more honor.  Those that have been disgraced, misunderstood and forgotten will be suddenly thrust back to the forefront as Joseph was from his pit and prison.  The stone covering many people's "lion's den" shall be rolled away by the power's-that-be revealing a greater destiny inside.  Those that have "fellowshipped in His suffering" shall undoubtedly now walk in resurrection power.
 
 
2008: THE YEAR OF THE INDIGENOUS
 
Major political and social events shall occur that publicly and historically place the Native American people into a place of restoration.  An "every eye shall see" shall unfold in 2008 taking their cause from the ranks of last making it first.  The anointing of peacemaker shall take center stage on many international platforms as the Indigenous people take the lead in major national events.  Certain seats of national authority have been reserved for them for such a time as this.  Faces that have been hidden from public view will now "arise and shine" and the caricature of previous history will be eclipsed by a new breed of apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers revealing the original foundation that the Lord has established.  City seats and governmental positions will now be vacant as these noble people step into their rightful position of leadership.  Church governments will inevitably and unavoidably have to reach out to the Native American people if they are ever going to see the fullness of the Lord's will in their cities and churches; this will become perfectly clear as the year unfolds.  Media and movies will continue to lead the charge as the Lord shines His divine spotlight on a chosen generation of Native American's.  North Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming will take on a apostolic role of reconciliation and restoration as a "voice crying in the wilderness" begins to be heard in America.  The true genuine Joseph anointing will be seen in its full stature and true character as these people take up the call and election of the Lord in 2008 and beyond. 
 
 
A ASSEMBLY OF GOD'S PRESENCE IS AMASSING
 
Remember the reference to the Assembly of God church above?  I heard these words as I ministered in two Assembly of God churches in the last two months, particularly in the Portland area as what some are calling "the 40 year" storm because of its intensity and the first of its kind in 40 years.  Not only is the Lord's presence targeting certain denominations and churches such as the A.G. but He is targeting major metropolitan cities in a terrific historic way.  Even as we see Interstate 5 interrupted between Portland and Seattle by torrential rain and flooding it is only a prelude to incredible divine interruptions as the Lord begins to fill His temple as He did in Acts chapter 2. 
 
Many mainline denominations that have remained steadfast in former doctrine and dogma indifferent to the current move of God will emerge from the tomb like Lazarus; the grave clothes of previous experiences no longer hindering them.  Even more contemporary church movements that have detoured from their divine course will find new vision and grace to return to their "first love" and do the "first works".  Like the little boats in Luke chapter 5 the influx and increase will be so great it will demand a greater unified front than ever before in the Body of Christ to ultimately accomplish His work:  "So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink..."  (Luke 5:7 NKJV).  Imagine success in the Lord's Kingdom that is so great that unless you reach out and accept assistance from others your ministry will sink?!  That is the kind of divine challenges the future holds as the "perfect storms" of God's will converge upon the world.

 

THE DELTA RIVER REVIVAL AND THE PENDING FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA

by Chad Taylor

I heard these words over and over in the Spirit today.  I heard it stated as if it was a historical event such as, “The Cain Ridge Revival”, or “The Welsh Revival.”  The only difference was that these were specific historical events and the DELTA RIVER REVIVAL was an event yet to happen.  I heard it again, “THE DELTA RIVER REVIVAL”.  It was an unusual moment as I heard voices from the future declaring our present, “THE DELTA RIVER REVIVAL...”

The Delta is an example of an inverted river delta, one of only a few worldwide located in Central/Northern California.  Created by a massive convergence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, it’s a vast expanse of tributaries and canals that eventually empty into the Pacific Ocean through San Francisco and the Golden Gate.  Stockton, CA. acts as a “watchman” of the Delta and is located on the San Joaquin River on the eastern edge of the delta and is the seat of the San Joaquin County.  The Delta is also a water and energy source for millions of people and one of the world’s greatest agricultural resources.  It is commonly referred to as the "fruit basket of the world." Again I heard, “THE DELTA RIVER REVIVAL…”

THE “DELTA REVIVAL ZONE”: AN EPI-CENTER OF REVIVAL

Stockton, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Tracy, Modesto, Visalia, Merced, Chico, Redding, Yuba City were spokes on this “wheel” of revival.  Many other cities are connected and related to the cities mentioned above. This “zone” also impacts the mountain ranges that “guard” this precious resource; Sierra Nevada to the East, the Tehachapi Mountains to the south, and the Coast Ranges and San Francisco Bay to the west.  I saw a large red circle covering an aerial view of the state highlighting this “revival zone”.  God has marked this region to produce some of the most significant signs of revival in Christian history.

I HEARD AN ANGEL DECLARE, “THE YOUTH ARE COMING!  THE YOUTH ARE COMING!”

An angelic declaration was being decreed over this region of California.  A major influx of youth were about to receive the injunction of the Lord into the Army of God.  A great commissioning into this revival was about to take place.  Rather than coexisting as “2nd Class” in this army they were about to receive a major spiritual promotion and begin to take the forefront starting in California and then nation wide.  A significant sign of this is about to take place that will receive widespread attention.  The prison door of their present spiritual position in the church is about to drastically change.  Like Joseph the pit and prison of present circumstance is suddenly going to be transformed into city wide authority for revival. 

A STOCKPILE OF MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS IN STOCKTON

Stockton, CA. during the historic Gold Rush that dramatically changed the landscape of California and the world quickly evolved into the SUPPLY LINE for the miners.  Stockton is also the location of the largest inland seaport in California. In and around Stockton are thousands of miles of waterways, canals, and rivers that comprise the California Delta.  I heard the Lord say, “THE STOREHOUSE AND THE STOCKPILE OF MY PROVISION WILL BE IN STOCKTON SUPPLYING VITAL PROVISION AND ANOINTING FOR MY MODERN “MINERS” OR REVIVALISTS.  I will have a stockpile of miracles, signs and wonder in Stockton.  Many will come to receive their destinies, creative miracles and anointing for revival.  The stock and value of Stockton is quickly rising says the Lord I am even now causing this to happen.  You will see this evident in the natural as well as the spirit. Many will relocate to this city and receive the catalytic anointing inherent in It to impact the world with the Gospel.  A great pillar of prayer is rising from this city that will be seen from the uttermost parts of the earth.  Watch and see as this comes to pass before your very eyes.

 THREE SIGNIFICANT SIGNS IN SAN FRANCISCO

I heard the Lord say, THREE SIGNIFICANT SIGNS IN SAN FRANCISCO WILL BE FOR A WONDER FOR ALL TO SEE.   One will be in the government or governing body of the city, the second will be a major shift in the economy and thirdly in the very nature of or physical substance and environment.  One sign shall capture the attention of the media for 3 days.  On the 3rd day other significant news shall shift the attention of the nation but it will be for a sign of resurrection and restoration of My law.  One sign will be an alarm that will have a detouring effect on the economy and passions of the city; it will impact the moral fabric of the city displacing millions of dollars in a few short hours of time.  Finally the last sign will be physical in nature and supernatural shifting the very boundaries of the city restoring the “old paths” signifying a restoration of the cities destiny and prophetic foundations.  A certain death of a historic or primary figure in San Francisco will also make headlines and trigger a “changing of the guard” and a new beginning in the natural and spiritual says the Lord.

CALIFORNIA FIRES ARE ONLY THE PREREQUISITE FOR SPIRITUAL FIRES

As record breaking fires have blazed across the state it is only the opening act of a great spiritual fire to follow.  Some of the regions most impacted by these fires will be “fire zones” of revival and evangelism.  It is also a sign of the burning away of the old making way for the new.  I am restoring the vision that has been buried and it will be revealed by fire.  The wood, hay and stubble of men’s own efforts will fail but the gold and silver of revival will prevail in the coming days.  The back draft of My purposes will suddenly hit many and launch ministries and churches literally overnight.  They will have stellar success as they embrace this new day of My visitation and let go of the stigma of the past with its rules and regulations.  They will be a tabernacle of My presence inviting entire cities into My anointing.  This will be highlighted by graphic and poignant miracles that will be so powerful in nature it will arrest the attention of entire regions filling open arenas and market places with spontaneous gatherings lasting for weeks.  These occurrences will spread across the West Coast and the entire nation setting on fire a course of revival that will defy modern premise and theology shattering the present wineskin.  The days of Elijah are here!

THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP IS CALIFORNIA AND WHERE IT SAILS THE NATION WILL SURELY FOLLOW

I saw a picture of a mariner grasping the wheel of his ship braving the storm that was lashing out against him.  Over the heaving waves and whipping winds he overcome as I heard the shout from above, “LAND HO! LAND HO!”  The ship of grace had found it harbor.  Like Christopher Columbus that sailed the unknown waters of the Atlantic so is California and her ramification on the nation.  Where her bow breaks spiritual waters breakthrough is sure to follow.  I heard the Lord say, “WATCH THE ECONOMY!  WHAT I DO IN CALIFORNIA WILL SET THE STANDARD FOR THE NATION.  A groundswell of economic breakthrough is beginning.  It will be highlighted by natural events that will at times go completely unnoticed and often never connected to these events.  Others will be clear and validating signs that I am opening up the wells of blessing to equip the army that is consequently being commissioned.  Watch for flooding and other signs related to water and waterways.  It is only one landmark on the road to revival.   

 

"IT'S CRITICAL MASS CALIFORNIA!: CALIFORNIA IN GOD'S CROSSHAIRS"


Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you." (Isa 60:4-5).



Our recent trip to Central California produced the most significant fruit in 9 years of ministering in this state. We experienced first hand what I call, REVIVAL PRAYING. When God's people find a place of intense prayer mixed with tears that inevitably leads to repentance from dead works. This is usually followed by a deep resolve to reach the world that surrounds are modern parishes and churches and narrow the stark margin between the church and street. I ministered at various cities and churches including a group at the Delta College Campus one of CA. oldest colleges. As I illustrated the "missing links" in today's church that creates a general atmosphere absent of a true revival spirit the class began to cry out to God spontaneously with tears and vehement prayers. It reminded me of the small class I taught several years ago at the University of the Nations YWAM base in Kona, HI. What started as a small strategic missions class suddenly captured the hearts of the campus as we converged on the "GO" center with revival prayers. This resulted in many going to the streets of Kona with fire and passion. Much of that continues today as many continue to carry the torch into the streets.

Light was created to rule over darkness as the Lord declared eons ago, "And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night..." (Gen 1:16). We need to be where it is dark. You see this dynamic again, "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Dan 12:3). A "shining" or "rising" always has a starting point. As I heard the words, CRITICAL MASS CALIFORNIA I saw California as the breaking point or tipping point of a great "Shining" across the land. Like a submarine streaking upward toward the waters surface the tip of the submarine hits and breaks the waves; I see California as the tip or "ice breaker" as it shines with a effectual fervent glory.


THE PACE CAR OF REVIVAL IS NOW TAKING THE TRACK

California is like the pace car at the Indianapolis 500 it will begin to set the pace for radical reformation in the church system. California will be the arrow point that pierces the old wine skin and makes way for a new dynamic of ministry and church. You will see a first fruits of this in California as a army begins to stir herself. As California begins to take her role as a true forerunner and trail blazer hot spots of revival will begin to burn more brightly all over the nation. As California gets free so a nation gets free. The pace of current breakthrough will quicken this summer and landslide into the fall and winter months. In November you will see significant signs following as these things take place. The oil of repentance and penance will open the floodgates of reparation as I call California's firstborn back to Me.

Many generational legacies will begin to bear fruit as California stirs herself once again. The Mexican American will find themselves in new seats of authority governing and ruling in righteousness as delegates and ambassadors of the Lord. The royal Spanish and Mexican bloodline will find redemptive qualities for California's future and these things will become very evident in the days and months ahead as the very land is healed from the reparative prayer of the saints. Meekness and humility will win over the hearts of the proud and divers and sundry streams of religious expression will come together as one to shout the walls if indifference and piety down.


CALIFORNIA IS IN GOD'S CROSSHAIRS (THE DEVIL'S TOO)

Like a nuclear reactor California is now at critical mass. The crosshairs of God's purpose and plan is upon it. Those that labored in her vineyards for years will now reap the reward of the diligent which is the first fruits of revival. The broken walls of her inheritance that religion and division has eroded will now be repaired as a new strength fills the hearts of her children. Dark and dangerous plots of the enemy over Southern California will come to nothing as the Sword of the Lord and Gideon fight on the side of the Lord. Natural disaster in Central California will be extremely lessened to encourage the hearts of the laborers. Northern California will feel the refreshing winds of the Lord's presence as he strengthens her borders and removes the mountains before them. Wells that have remained shut and forgotten will give way to new rivers of righteousness and power as He heals the wounds of the land. Reconciliation will resound as you pray releasing the fire of God. The spirit of Ichabod will find no place to rest in you as you passionately pursue His heart for the lost and poor. Your places of worship will now be called, "cities of refuge" for the downcast and the rejected as a underground harvest begins to step from the cave into the light. Faces etched with destiny will shine with His glory despite tattoos and outward signs of their persecution. As David they will dance in the streets and war in the hiways and biways for a people yet to see His glory. RADICAL is written on their hearts as they pursue His plan with unshakable resolve.


THE CUP OF THE PROPHET IS OVER CALIFORNIA

"He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward". (Matt 10:41). Because of California's ability to accommodate the prophet's of the Lord a prophet's reward is upon her. A prophetic prosperity will fill her coffers and overflow her bosom as she gives birth to the prophetic word sown inside her. Current trends in real estate and land ownership will set a new standard in California and the nation as God prepares her borders for His arising in His people. As in the opening pages of Acts "Land and Houses" will be released at a blurring rate and the finances from this divine release and blessing will supply the frontlines of revival around the world. Great missionary endeavors will come from California unlike any other time in recorded history as the gates of prosperity are opened. Pray intercessors Pray! The battle is intensifying over you and the price will not be light as you stand in the gap for a generation. The timing has come into maturation and bells of grace our sounding over your heads, lift them up for the deliverance of the Lord is here!


THE ANGEL SHOUTED, "THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED! THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED!"

I heard this crystal clear in the spirit as I received this prophetic word, THE ANGEL SHOUTED, "THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED! THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED!" California is a great eagles nest that is preparing to propagate the Word of the Lord in a very unique and significant way. I also saw the eagle as the symbol of the United States and its governing body. California would once again become the "point man" in 2008 as the elections come to a head. The prophetic company assembled in California's borders would become a epicenter of historic prayers predetermining the future of a nation. A divine hiway is coming to a completion in California; a landing strip receiving prophetic ministries from around the world into its borders. California will quickly become a "prophet's upper room" and the blessings of the Lord will overtake her. Her land will flourish, her banks will overflow as in times of harvest in Israel's crossing the Jordan. The distinct sounds of worship will be heard in her cities. San Francisco will not be just sounding brass or clanging symbols but rather a distinct call to battle will be sounded out rallying the army into action. As Elisha was in Dothan as he prayed, "Open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." "And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them." (2 Kings 6:16). For a time of reckoning and reconciliation is upon you and you will see the Lord in the land of the living.


THE LORD SAID, "I AM LEAVING MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

As the old song pays tribute, "I left my heart in San Francisco", I heard the Lord say, "I am leaving MY HEART in San Francisco." A redefining moment is upon you O great city. As you once burned into the night and ships from afar saw your demise now watch and see as I arise and shine declaring a new day of liberty. Ships from afar shall once again see the night sky burning bright but now it will be the fires of My spirit as a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. I will now light the torches of My passion and purpose and like an Olympic runner your streets will see it and be glad. I say something unique in the months of June, July and August. For those months shall be as three days to Me says the Lord and I will open the graves of your destiny and call Lazarus forth. The stone of judgment shall be rolled away and you shall stand in victory as the reproach of your youth is remembered no more. An army of destitute and despised will stand in My glory with fire in their eyes as the Spirit of the Lord is poured out without measure. That which has been your greatest shame shall now become your greatest glory as I testify My grace in you. Watch and see, even from the Golden Gate my glory will be seen - many will stop to behold a sign and a wonder and lift up their eyes to Me for this purpose will it be. I am even now removing those that oppose and a great turning will transpire as the seats of authority are occupied by those that pray. Righteousness will prevail and the gates of hell will not as a new day is declared in you many will see it and rejoice. I am leaving My heart in San Francisco says the Lord, I am leaving My heart in you. What was once stone is now flesh and will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.

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THE LIBERTY BELL WILL RING AGAIN AND THE ANGEL OF FREEDOM SAID, "LET FREEDOM REIGN!"

 

On Sunday April 15th, 2007 I found myself at a crucial prophetic crossroads.  In light of recent events this week as the Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Partial Birth Abortion Ban my encounter at this important monument to the Civil Rights movement and American history only cemented this experience.  I was a speaker at a conference in the Birmingham, AL. area but what unfolded Sunday morning was unscheduled and divinely orchestrated.  Literally the night before my commitment to speak at another local church was changed and I found myself awakened by the Lord Sunday morning and then was led to drive toward downtown Birmingham at approximately 10:00 am.  I was seeking directions to another part of the city and pulled off a random exit and asked directions from a man who was exiting the gas station.  I had noticed a city marker that indicated that the "Civil Rights Institute" and museum was nearby.  I inquired about that as well and the African American man said without hesitation, "Follow me..." 
 

It was very cold and the rain was whipping by as unusual weather patterns were also impacting the East Coast at the same time.  The downtown area was nearly empty considering it was an early Sunday morning in the deep south.  After a few blocks the stranger led me to the doors of large building that was the Civil Rights Institute.  It was closed to the public.  I got out of my vehicle and another African American man was walking toward me.  I suddenly had the realization that Martin Luther King Jr. had once preached here and other historical landmarks became clear to me as I looked around at the various markers and plaques.  I asked the man, "Where is the church that Martin Luther King Jr. preached at?"  He pointed behind me, "Right there!"  A few feet from where I parked was 16th Street Baptist Church which become the epicenter of civil right history and tragedy when a bomb exploded September 15th, 1963 claiming the lives of four young girls.  This was also the breaking point which caused international attention to the civil rights stand and brought about historic change. 
 
As I climbed the old steps to the main entrance it was if I had stepped back in time 50 years ago as this nation struggled deeply for its civil and morale bearings and seemed to falter.  By this time I could hear the sound of the choir as they, "Marching to Zion" and I was welcomed warmly by the ushers as they handed me the bulletin - it read, "TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE 134th YEAR OF THE SIXTEENTH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH"  The very day that the Lord led me to this historic precipice was its 134th anniversary of its existence.  1873 was also marked by the Stock Market crash which was the beginning of the "great depression".  Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was also the first African American church organized in Birmingham, AL.  As I sat there transfixed by the events the Lord spoke into my spirit, "THE LIBERTY BELL IS RINGING AGAIN!"  I heard this over and over as I sat near the back of the building in an old wooden pew, "THE LIBERTY BELL IS RINGING AGAIN!"  I was also suddenly aware a massive angelic presence over this exact building I knew immediately it was the Angel of Freedom and it was declaring as the choir sang, "LET FREEDOM REIGN!" 
 
I was still reeling from these events as I rose to exit.  As I went down the steep steps of the church again I asked a Police Officer that was now parked across the street, again an African American, where the historic marches had occurred as the water cannons pummeled the people and the police dogs were seen on television attacking the marchers, he said it was on 6th Ave. which was exactly where I was standing on 16th Street and 6th Ave.  I got into my truck because of the cold and began driving the route of the infamous march my windows down.  What happened next still echoes in my spirit...  I heard clearly from a distance A LARGE BELL RINGING.  I turned toward it and tried to locate it again as it rang but from a different direction.  I looked all around trying to find the origins of the sound and again it rang clearly but from a different direction.  I suddenly realized I was hearing an audible supernatural sound as the Lord said again, "THE LIBERTY BELL IS RINGING AGAIN!"  It was coming from all around me and had no particular rhythm it just rang; deep and clear. 
 
As I continued to drive through the city I saw the fires of revival and revolution that had once burned in this city.  It was not only natural water cannons that pummeled the people that marched for freedom in Birmingham, Alabama it was also a religious flood that quenched the fires of revival.  As I walked through the park across from 16th Street Baptist church with its life size memorial of Martin Luther King Jr. the Lord said, "PROPHECY TO THE FIRE OF REVIVAL TO SPRING UP ONCE AGAIN!".  I saw as it was coals still burning right under the surface.  A plaque in the park was etched with two words, "RECONCILIATION and REVOLUTION"   I began to prophesy RECONCILIATION, REVOLUTION and REVIVAL fires to begin to burn brightly over America again securing liberty and justice for ALL from the streets of Birmingham, AL on the very same route the masses marched over 40 years ago in the shadow of the 16th Street Baptist Church.  THE LIBERTY BELL IS RINGING OVER AMERICA AGAIN.

 

 
Informative Link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church

Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Revival Network
www.consumingfire.com  
Email:
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"THE COURT OF GOD'S GRACE IS NOW IN SESSION"

by Chad Taylor

Today I heard that word as if it was audible, "THE COURTS OF GOD'S GRACE ARE NOW IN SESSION".  I saw an unfolding vision of real life courtroom and the jury was entering filing into their seats.  There was a large crowd in the main audience and I knew right away by the innumerable television cameras that this was being viewed around the world.  I then saw who I knew to be Jesus come into the room and He stated, "I am ready to bring evidence and substance to prove My people's faith..."  Another voice who I knew to be the Father's say, "The court is now Yours to present Your case."  I was immediately drawn to the scripture in Matthew 11 as the Lord revealed to me the first session of God's court of grace 2000 years ago, "And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?" Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see:  The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.  (Matt 11:2-6).  As the jury of that age was assembled for the first time Jesus our advocate and propitiation presented His overwhelming evidence proving that His grace WAS sufficient.  Then I heard the voice of the Lord say again, "Court is now in session again and I will prove like no other time in history that My grace is sufficient.  I will present evidence and substance that My peoples faith is not in vain."

SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES ARE HIS EVIDENCE IN THIS PRESENT COURT OF GRACE

Signs, wonders, miracles and the great commissioning to preach the gospel with favor unparalleled in human history is the great evidence in this Court of Grace.  I heard the Lord say to the Jury of unbelievers, agnostics, Muslims, and every sort of doubter and critic, “Watch and see I will do a work before you that you would not believe even if it were told you.”  As this heavenly drama unfolded before me I noticed again the television cameras and high tech video recorders.  I heard the Lord say to me “My miracles will be seen in High Definition and nobody will be able to gainsay or rebuke them…”  The Lord was making His work more visible than ever before in recorded history.  It would be emblazoned on every network and television channel around the world and feature films and secular media would become our greatest source of visibility as they recorded the great exploits of God’s people.  Like Nebuchadnezzar many of the most visible personalities in movies and media would openly and publicly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  I heard the Lord say, “Watch Donald Trump for as a child he encountered Me, I am going to remind him of His greatest legacy in the days to come, he is only one of many that I will shine the spotlight of My grace on says the Lord.”

THE DAYS OF HEBREWS 11 HAVE OFFICIALLY BEGUN 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1)  The substance and evidence of all that My church has contended for is beginning to make itself manifest.  You will see the greater works and the exploits that you have read about for generations.  The engine that will move this vehicle of greater works is GRACE and it will enable you to do in 1 year what otherwise would have taken 10.  The days of leaping and jumping have come again and the great public display of miracle working power is upon you.  It will not only be in stadiums and set timed events but rather in the “Gate Beautiful” and other very visible and public places.  Many that have strived and walked faithfully for years in seeming obscurity will suddenly step into the great spotlight of this grace and find themselves in the maelstrom of miracles.  This what they meant when they said, “nameless and faceless” but these will suddenly have a name and have a face and will magnify My name in a way that rivals those in Hebrews 11.  It will captivate millions as they see these things displayed on story high TV screen in downtown New York City and on monitors in Las Vegas Casinos.  The world will SEE My glory!

2007 THE OPENING BELL FOR THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH

Now is the time to contend and reach for the greater works.  Like Paul you must believe for the greater things and begin to strive for that upward call like you have never done before.  As the bar is raised I will show Myself strong on My people’s behalf opening the doors of the Supreme Court and the Whitehouse as never before.  I say watch and see for there are two more seats if you will believe!  I said watch and see – there are TWO more seats if you will only believe!  Grace will tip the scales of justice and she will submit to My word.  A mass exodus from the abortion clinics will occur as you face the future with My grace.  I then saw a vision as it were boarded up buildings and “CLOSED FOR BUSINESS” signs on these buildings in every state and city I knew that these were abortion clinics and that the Lord had wielded His gavel of grace across this land and a new day had dawned. 

The Lord then said, “These next seven years starting in 2007 will be My appointed days of plenty.  I will undo the heavy burdens of laws and legislation that have been put upon you and this will mark the days of the greater works.  I will stall the plans of the enemy in this country and the liberty to do My work will be plumb line before you.  For all that you have endured America is for the defense of the Gospel.  I said it is for the defense of the Gospel.  Awake O righteous church for the day of you divine deliverance has come.  And the court of My grace is now in session!

Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Revival Network
www.consumingfire.com  
Email:
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"THROW YOUR NETS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF REALITY – YOU’RE ABOUT TO QUANTUM LEAP"

 

 

"Look among the nations and watch — Be utterly astounded!  For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.  (Habakkuk 1:5)

 

 

As I began to receive this word from the Lord it started with this exhortation regarding the statement above, “throw your nets on the other side of reality”, making reference to the disciples in John 21:5-6 when Jesus

said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some..."  I suddenly realized that it was nothing to do with the boat or what part of the body of water that they were fishing in, what Jesus was pinpointing here was their PERCEPTION and UNDERSTANDING of who He was at that moment in time was incomplete.  As they sat adrift in the boat Jesus to them was powerless and dead – suddenly in a twinkling of an eye He showed Himself able to do ALL THINGS for them RIGHT NOW as John the revelator exclaimed, “It is the Lord!”  The greatest breakthroughs that are about to happen is our perceptions of Jesus and who He is and what He is capable of doing in us.   The lifeless waters of our previous understanding that produced no fruit and left us with empty nets is suddenly going to be transformed as our understanding of His heart changes and “we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord…”  (2 Cor 3:18)

 

 

ALL NATIONS SHALL CALL HIM BLESSED

 

David declared, “His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.” (Ps 72:17). 

 

This will be one of the greatest phenomena’s that we will experience as a corporate church in this era of history - the unprecedented desire and ability to reach the world for Jesus.  His promise in Matthew 24:14 which has been impossible to accomplish within the confines of any one generation will be suddenly within reach of all even at one time; “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations”.  “ALL THE NATIONS” will not be such an overwhelming task as even the smallest grassroots ministry without the previously required experience will have within their means to reach “all the nations” in a moment of time as their understanding of His promises are revealed. What has been clearly and acceptably impossible before will literally in a twinkling of an eye be astonishingly possible and literal.  A quantum leap means, “any sudden and significant change, advance, or increase”.   Sudden and significant change, advance and increase will define this generation as they come into the fullness of Christ and His promises.

 

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE AND THE KEYS TO THE PAST AND PRESENT

 

I saw as it was an hour glass and instead of it going vertical or up and down, it was horizontal or to the left and right.  Rather than the sand emptying into the bottom of the glass indicating the end of something instead both sides were running together as the sand heaped up in the middle pouring out on all sides.  Horizontal also refers to or means “horizon” or the future.  I heard the Lord say, “This is the appointed time that THE THINGS THAT I HAVE PROMISED IN THE PAST WILL NOW BECOME YOUR FUTURE!   Both are suddenly colliding with one another as that which I have promised you for generations are now coming to pass.  Promises hitherto will now be your future as your future is defined by the fulfillment of that which I have already promised.  I will take you BACK TO YOUR FUTURE SAYS THE LORD!  These are the keys that I gave to Peter.  This is the rock of revealed truth that My church is built on.  Now I will reveal the bedrock of that Truth to a single generation as they fulfill My great commission. 

 

 

THE WAR IN HOLLYWOOD IS ONLY A BATTLE FOR YOUR PERCEPTION

 

 I heard the Lord say that statement with such clarity, “The war in Hollywood is only a battle for your perception”.  The enemy’s only effective weapon is to rule our perception and understanding of who Christ is and who we are in the world for Him.  As that changes whether for the good or bad it changes the world that is around us instantly.  As the centurion’s perception in Matthew 27 and those around him changed and what they saw Jesus to be was altered it also SUDDENLY AND WITH GREAT FORCE CHANGED THE WORLD AROUND THEM!  “Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God!”  (Matt 27:54).  Both of these events were hinged upon the other; the world changing suddenly with great force and their perception of who Jesus was changing with the same intensity.  As Jesus changes our perception of who He is and what He intends to do through us the world inevitably will radically change around us not only in the spiritual but the natural as well.  Earthquakes of revelation and perception will rend the veils of limited understanding and those utterly incapable of reaching the word for Jesus will in a moment of time rise up to move mountains and nations in Jesus name.  No longer will the results be determined by their own abilities or perceptions but by the awesome promises of the Lord, “All kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him…”  (Ps 72:11).

 

 

NOW IS THE TIME TO FULFILL YOUR DESTINIES AND UNLOCK THE HIDDEN TREASURES WITHIN

 

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”  (2 Cor 4:6-7).

 

I saw the hand of the Lord as if He was reaching into a honeycomb of some kind and pulling out handfuls of precious honey.  Then I heard Him say, “I am drawing out the hidden treasures of My glory that I placed in the hearts of My people before time as you know it in a predestined place of My will.  David saw this when he wrote, “Your eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfected; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!”  (Ps 139:16-17).  Those that currently see themselves as a “lesser of the sum” and their destines “without form” will come into a clarity of their future and what I have called them to be and do. They will be a Lazarus that rises up from the grave of previous and even present understanding and come into a world changed by their perception of Me.  Those that now perceive themselves as the lesser will suddenly see the “sum” of My thoughts toward them and they will do exploits.  Literally the earth will move before them changing, metamorphosing as my sons and daughters are made manifest.  The invisible power that changes trends and perceptions will now give way to a greater day as My children cry, “Abba Father”.  The darkness of our own understanding is being shattered by the Light of His glorious appearing in us now – then we will turn our faces to the world as Moses did when he came down the mountain and they will see the “light of the knowledge of the glory of God” in us and the world will be changed.  This truly is the day of visitation and the day that you will be able to say with all boldness, “IT IS FINISHED!”

Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Revival Network
www.consumingfire.com
Email:
info@consumingfire.com

"A WORD TO THE DESPERATE, DERAILED, AND DAUNTED --THIS IS YOUR YEAR!"

YOUR CAVE IS BECOMING YOUR CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT!

The Lord says, "All that you have endured--the misunderstanding and the discouragement, even at times to the point of utter despair, will only prove to be your crowning achievement in My Kingdom. For those that suffer with Me will inevitably reign with Me. Your Cave of Adullam is now becoming your cave of absolution as I compel you forward into every good work. The stones that have sealed you in will now pave the way into your future as you ride this next wave of breakthrough!"

CLEAR AND PRESENT BREAKTHROUGH--IT'S NOT FICTION, IT'S FACT!

I heard the words: "CLEAR AND PRESENT BREAKTHROUGH" exclaimed over 2007. This is the precedent that the Lord is setting--a benchmark of breakthrough in 2007 that like Joshua and Israel, will launch the Body of Christ into an unparalleled spiritual position to heal and take back the land.

I saw the "writing on the wall" changing from DELIVERANCE to POSSESSING as those delivered from every dreadful thing were now possessing and taking back the inheritance of their forefathers. Many who are related to the first pioneers and missionaries that set foot on American soil, will now reap the inheritance reserved for such a time as this. This is not fiction, it's fact! The absolutes of God's promises are overtaking us.

2007: THE YEAR OF UNLEAVENED VISION AND DREAMS

"Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened..." (1 Corinthians 5:7).

The Lord says, "I am removing the old and the expired that has clogged the arteries of fresh vision and dynamic dreams. My people will see a panoramic setting of their future rather than a black and white backdrop of previous experiences. This is the year of unleavened vision unhindered from the power of our past as the gravity of our future moves us forward at record breaking speed."

The Lord says, "Mark the calendar:

March will set a new standard not only in the spiritual, but the natural.

April will bring new rain as it sets in motion the birthing of great things.

May will be the starting point as many begin to launch out in different directions.

June will be a month of Jubilee as finances are poured out through open windows of Heaven. All that you have sown will surely begin to come back to you in June.

July will be a month of fire. You will see it in the headlines and in the spirit. Don't be persuaded by natural events; only be confident that they are a confirmation of things to come.

August will be a month of testing to prove the unleavened vision that you have received; make it through this month, and September will surely result in great harvest.

October will bring persecution, but to those that are tried will receive a crown of life. Hold fast to that which I have shown you."

THE BENCHWARMERS AND SIDELINERS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE CENTER STAGE!

The first will be last as God's promises are performed. God says, "Those that have received no recognition or applause will now be exalted in this their due time. Not to seats of man's admiration, but to the courts of God's favor. It will set them before authorities and magistrates and even judges as they speak My word in this season of restitution. They will be My Esthers and Daniels turning back the tide of unrighteousness resulting in breakthrough where there was inevitable disaster pending."

"Like Elijah, they will pray and the Heavens will be opened or the Heavens will be closed. New doors of ministry will be revealed to so many as housewives, factory workers, and retirees will have the unction for full-time ministry. They will crisscross the nations with a message of fulfillment and hope setting back the Day of Judgment for many as they preach Good News to the poor."

This is the year of the desperate, derailed, and daunted--He has not forgotten and will now outdo your wildest expectations!


Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Revival Network
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"THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS AND THE BILLOWING CLOUDS OF HIS PRESENCE"

"I saw the doors of the White House and the Congress opening to certain prophetic ministries as a precedent of unity between Church and State begins in 2007." ( As featured on the Elijah List)

The State of Our Union

On January 23rd, 2007, President Bush gave his "State of the Union Address" as required by the Constitution of the United States, which states: "(The President) shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." (Article II, Section 3). George Washington gave the first address January 8th, 1790 in New York City.

As I watched this event unfold Tuesday night, I was first struck with the magnitude of the title: "The State of the Union" and its far reaching implications that went beyond the hallowed corridors of American history. God was asking us on this 23rd day, of January 2007, "What is your State of Union?"

For the first time, I suddenly saw the amplitude of the "State of our Union or Unity" as His Body and how important it is to God. What highlighted this was the "State of our Union," as our President stood before a historic House of Representatives and Congress. This governing body could not have been more widely divided as this address was being made, and this cemented division is clearly illustrated in the general spirit of American's everywhere as our "state of union" is tested like never before.

I saw the paradox as well. This division and Divine testing of our "state of union or unity" was not confined to a political paradigm; it was for the Church as well. God is asking all of us in this hour, "What is your state of union? Are you working toward My heart and a common goal, or is it divided and becoming a House that cannot stand?"

A Vision of Billowing Clouds

At a certain point in the President's State of the Union address as he began to comment about Africa and her plight, I was suddenly arrested by the Spirit and a vision opened up to me.

I saw BILLOWING CLOUDS OF HIS PRESENCE that were literally stories high. They filled the scope of my spiritual eyes and were like nothing that I had ever seen. They appeared to me as clouds moving like giant waves filling every vacant space with their presence.

As I saw this vision unfold, I heard the voice of the Lord from the billows, "MY TRAIN FILLS THE TEMPLE!" Then I was clearly aware that these billows were not clouds, but they were the garments and presence of the Lord God Almighty Himself.

Then from the billowing train of the Lord, I heard the voice of President Bush as he declared this and that about Africa, and then I heard the Voice of the Lord again, as if the two voices were one, "WHOM SHALL I SEND, AND WHO WILL GO FOR US?" I realized at that very moment, that this was a great commission to the Church in this hour, and it required an unshakable State of Union like never before, as the Church was commissioned by God AND by our President as well. I then heard an angel declare, "LOOK! THE KING AND HIS Kingdom ARE COMMISSIONED!"

I suddenly saw in the billows of His presence, certain ministries and their strategic nature to bring about this Divine State of Union. I saw prophetic ministries and the far-reaching ramifications of their labor. I saw them as a razor-knife cutting away the grave clothes of division from the Body that kept it from the State of Union which God was declaring.

I then heard the President's voice (in the Spirit) begin to declare his blessings over these prophetic ministries, as I heard the President speak their names and he nodded in their direction. I heard many names and ministries at this time that were divine catalysts of God's State of the Union, as the Church moved toward this Great Commission. I saw the doors of the White House and the Congress opening to certain prophetic ministries as a precedent of unity between Church and State begins in 2007 unlike any other political or spiritual era before it.

I also observed some other ministries who had great presidential and governmental favor begin to fade from the picture. I knew by the Spirit that their time of favor and prominence had come to an end as this great State of the Union unfolded. It was critical even beyond my present understanding that these other ministries make way for the new.

I saw "GOD TV" as a forerunner to this State of the Union as a great golden gate was opened between our continents, and I heard the Lord say, "ONCE THERE WAS A REVOLUTION BETWEEN THESE COUNTRIES, NOW THERE SHALL BE ANOTHER, BUT IT WILL BE FOR THEIR GREATER GOOD, NOT EVIL!" I knew by the Spirit that the Lord spoke of Great Britain and The United States. This great billowing train of His presence began to fill their houses of political and spiritual representation as well. A great spiritual revolution and revival had begun...

WATCHMEN--WATCH THE WEST COAST!

I then heard something very unnerving from the Clouds of His presence. I heard the Lord say, "BEWARE OF ASSASSINATIONS AND MASS ATTACKS. FOR THE ENEMY DESIRES TO TAKE THE CITY AS ONE MAN." I was reminded then of what the Lord had declared to Gideon when he faced the great army of Midianites, "And the LORD said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man..." (Judges 6:16).

I knew though that this was for evil and not for good in the context the Lord was showing me. The enemy of this State of Union would and is now concocting elaborate schemes to thwart this Union and that they would try to take down entire cities. I heard the Lord say at this time in the vision, "WATCH THE WEST COAST, WATCHMEN WATCH THE WEST COAST! WATCHMEN WATCH THE WEST COAST!" I knew too, that we had to pray IN UNITY as never before to stop the flood of the enemies attacks. A series of Scriptures leapt to my heart from the Lord as a first line of defense when the Lord said, "I WILL RAISE UP A GREATER STANDARD IN THIS HOUR! I WILL RAISE UP A GREATER STANDARD!"

"When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19).

Even in moments when it seems irrevocable, the Lord will raise up a supernatural standard. Even in this current political maelstrom, a righteous standard shall prevail and everyone shall see it at once.

"Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people." (Isaiah 62:10)

"Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard..." (Jeremiah 50:2). A greater State of Union will prevail for the first time in 300 years between Great Britain and the United States. Crisis will solidify this Union like never before.

"In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old..." (Amos 9:11).

I heard the Lord say, "This is your strategic prayer as in Amos 9:11: CLOSE UP THE BREACHES! CLOSE UP THE BREACHES!'"

Let us together PRAY THIS: 'CLOSE UP THE BREACHES, CLOSE UP THE BREACHES!'"


Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Revival Network
www.consumingfire.com
Email:
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Steve ShultzChad Taylor (many of whose words have been posted on the ELIJAH LIST), is "THE REAL GENUINE ARTICLE." I've been with him on the streets of Portland, when he would say, "Stop the car" so he could speak words of kindness to a person. I've been with him in McDonalds when his goal was more to find someone to share Christ with than eat his own lunch. Chad is not talk--He's action! Chad is a forerunner and an example to the entire Body of Christ. Please spread his testimony to all who are interested in the Harvest--who want to see it become a reality!! --Steve Shultz, THE ELIJAH LIST
 

 

  

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