The Summer of 2018 and October – We go from “ashes” and the clearing of the “underbrush and swamp” to the “cultivation of newly cleared land”. Interesting, especially with all the other ongoing prophetic words from respected people who speak of a transformative breakthrough in October and beyond. Here are some encouraging themes for Redding.
Luke 10:19 – “See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you.”
Items of interest. You just have to wonder sometimes about some of these things. We wonder why on July 2 – 22 days before the devastating, refining, tragic and transformative Carr Fire the beloved Chief of Redding Fire Gerry Gray died at age 54. The head of local firefighting efforts is gone…literally and symbolically. Gray means “of a color intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or an overcast sky. dull and nondescript; without interest or character.”
————————————- Northern California wildfires still expanding
UPDATE – Sunday Aug 5, 2018 – The Mendocino Complex fires have swelled to become larger than the deadly Carr Fire, about 100 miles (160 km) to the northeast, which has killed at least six people and destroyed more than 1,500 structures.
Firefighters by Saturday morning had managed to contain 41 percent of the Carr blaze and authorities were allowing some evacuees to return, Cal Fire said.
The Carr Fire in Shasta County has since claimed the lives of a bulldozer operator and a city of Redding firefighter, according to officials from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the U.S. National Park Service and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.
A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr fire in Redding, Calif., July 27, 2018.
Twitter promptly exploded with LGBT activists accusing this fellow of being “transphobic” for declining to be sexually interested in a biological-male-turned-female, along with a discussion about whether sexual preference outweighed the plight of transgender people who have a rough time getting a date.
————————————- James Goll: “The Spirit of Deception: Seductive and Manipulative” “Obviously I believe that God does send special revelation to His people—but never, ever should it be held in higher esteem than the written Word of God. Even though I myself have experienced a number of angelic visitations and supernatural experiences that are almost indescribable, I want to remain open to correction at all times, and I return to the “main and plain” message of Scripture all the time.”
————————————- Johnny Enlow: “My Roar of Justice is Now Coming with Its Next Wave!” “As I begin, I am busting up rings of darkness in your justice systems, I am busting up rings of darkness in Hollywood, I am busting up rings of darkness in DC, I am busting up rings of darkness in what is called MY Church, and I am busting up rings of darkness in Media.” “Justice, Justice, Justice
————————————- ‘Blood moon’ on its way – with God of War in tow
President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. (July 9)
Elijah List – “Angel Armies Being Deployed Over North America”
Bob Blasé, Portland, OR
“God is causing His Kingdom to ascend upon the Earth. The world is being shaken as the Kingdom approaches. Light disturbs, displaces, and dispels darkness.”
God is adding layer after layer of His Kingdom influence and His presence. It is just as Jesus taught us to pray: “Your Kingdom come. Your will be done, on Earth, as it is in Heaven.”
“I have my own pro-life issue going on with my fight over embryos, but no one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film. When I delved into this, I discovered conspiracy theories, fake news, made-up statistics and a whole lot of people involved who switched their positions from pro-choice to pro-life, including Norma.”
————————————- Former Satanist says Christian prayers blocked him from committing acts of evil
‘It is those believers, it’s that group of people, those intercessors that gave me such a beatdown in the spiritual,’ he told CBN News.
IT’S ON: Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over ‘Hate Group’ Designation
“Because the Ministry’s position on ‘LGBT’ issues is inextricably intertwined and connected to the Ministry’s religious theology, and because SPLC and GuideStar have declared the ministry to be a Hate Group due to the Ministry’s stand on LGBT issues, what occurred here is that SPLC and GuideStar have discriminated against the Ministry because of its … religious beliefs.”
Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify
The prophetic symbols are significant: Justify, Baffert said. “He just came on there and broke every curse there was. It was meant to be.” Justify began his racing career on Feb. 18, a scant 77 days before the Derby. He won his first three races by a combined 19 lengths, making trainer Bob Baffert a believer. “This horse ran a tremendous race, he’s so gifted,” Smith said. “He’s sent from heaven. I tell you, it’s just amazing.” Restoring Hope, also trained by Baffert, ran interference for the champion while traveling second and deterring any threats by forcing them to go extremely wide.
Think about that: Restoring Hope ran interference for Justify. Pulled together to victory in 77 days.
“Major figures in media and politics have lost their jobs or had their reputations tarnished by allegations that they subjected women to unwanted advances or outright assaults. They include TV hosts Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose, comedian Louis C.K, Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, chef Mario Batali, casino magnate Steve Wynn and, most recently, Democratic New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.”
Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they have sexual intercourse. Study: Women Store DNA From Every Man They’ve Ever Made Love With
“It’s an angel. I guess there is no question who is watching over their residence while they sleep, and yes, they pray that The Angels of the Lord will surround them and their property….These photo’s have not been altered in anyway.”
This is the first pre-Carr Fire prophetic word we have heard.
“And I heard the Lord say that the winds our West. Winds blowing over the state of California are going to be detrimental. Because the wind that was meant to be a blessing and refreshing to the state is going to turn into an evil thing. Because you have dried your ground up. You have made it kindling for hell to set a match to. And when the wind begins to blow it will spread the fire that I did not set.”
[A swirl of flames tearing through Northern California with the deadly Carr Fire. One of the most destructive wildfires in the history of the state and certainly for Shasta County and Redding. Massive vortexes looming over entire neighborhoods while houses on the ground explode into fireballs.]
“For how long says the Lord, do you think California you will go killing and extracting the blood of unborn children. How long will you be able to stand in ankle deep blood of the children. For you are bringing these detrimental and devastating things upon yourself. For I am not sending disaster. It is built into the system of harvest. You are sowing the seeds for your own demise.”
(Was Gerry Gray’s sudden death exactly three weeks prior to the Carr Fire a warning? What greater symbol that the removal of the leader of the city of Redding Fire operations.)
“I’m going to send you a sign. One of your heroes. One of your political or natural heroes (in some other field) are going to fall and will not be able to rise again. And you will know that I have warned you of these things.” The hand of God is the covenant and the system of harvest. The hand of God. The Apostle. The Prophet. The Evangelist. The Pastor and the Teacher. For it has been prophesied in California for these words of prophets are going forth and it is time for the hand of God to move on the state of California.
For there will be fire separations. It will be spoken of and dissected five times. For this thing is upon you.
The City of Redding lost her Fire Chief. Gerry Gray would have been at the helm of Carr Fire containment operations. Other capable leaders, of course, took charge. The prophetic symbol of Gerry’s passing is significant.
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Redding is a very nice place to live. The city is largely free of territorial ethnic gang warfare. The housing market is growing. Centrally located on the I-5 corridor, Redding is the gateway to Shasta-Cascade beauty, Oregon, Lassen Volcanic National Park and to the Eastern expanses of Nevada and beyond.
(Featured Image: “The Resurgence of Joy” – Redding Prophetic – 2018)
Particularly in Redding, California and Shasta County the expression of Holy Spirit Prophetic Artistic Outpouring among the prophetic sojourners and creative worship intercessors at Bethel and throughout the North State Body of Christ. Expressions of worship and colorful representations of the move of God in the hearts and lives of individuals. God is moving and the dark poverty flats assessment of Redding is transforming, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, into a hotspot for the healing light of Jesus in Northern California.
As the Holy Spirit moves, joy, regeneration, healing, encouragement. God is always moving and working. Praise the name of Jesus, high and lifted up, in all these matter. New purpose. New hope. New opportunity. He opens the doors of healing restoration.
And that is what it is. God says, “I give you permission to create.” The work of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Regeneration through the Holy Spirit. The colorful life of the regenerated heart. Moving forward, laying out each step and God engineers circumstances. Years of darkness become years of new beginnings and new hope.
The Colorful Expression of Prophetic Art and Worship
There is literally so much Kingdom activity and displacement taking place that these times have to be considered among the most divinely orchestrated and destiny-charged ever. We are presently in a world extreme makeover reality that is unprecedented in its scope and scale. These are revolutionary days of wholesale transformation, and creation itself is uniquely stirred and responsive to all that is taking place. – Johnny Enlow
California Gold and the Redding of California
“…the unique call of Redding, California as a city and apostolic hub for the state. Some of it has to do with the definition of the word Redding. There is a verb: ‘to red or redd’ that means ‘to put in order; to tidy; to clear; to save; to deliver; to rescue.”
Azusa Now 2016: Convergence of the Ages and the Harvest Glory Angel
“I believe Harvey was initially activated in the Azusa Street Revival of 1906, is about 4 stories tall, has a golden-orange hue, and hoists a huge sickle that seems to function as an extension of who he is. He serves and works with the Holy Spirit in harvesting souls and nations.”
O Jerusalem, and Matters of Solomon
“From the nation born in 1776, comes the man in ’17 born 7667 days before the end of The Six Day War. The 6 Day War resulted in Israel reclaiming Jerusalem on 6/7/67 and ended 7667 days from Trump’s birth.”
1958 Western: A Man Named Trump Promises to Build a Wall in Texas
“You can say everything is coming together perfectly, or everything is falling apart right on schedule.” He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. Daniel 2:21
“A man named Trump appears in an episode of the 1950s Western called Trackdown. Trump in this episode is a con man who comes into town declaring the end of the world at midnight. According to Trump he is the only one who can save them by building a wall. Town officials try to figure out ways to stop this “snake oil salesman”. The episode is called The End of the World.”
– Senior Leader of Bethel Church TAKE AWAY: Bill opened with the comment, “The Holy Spirit is in every believer but not resting on every believer”. This could certainly be open to scriptural interpretation. His point is getting at a “Presence based Culture”. Hosting the presence of the Holy Spirit.
“THE BROKEN” -Primarily focused on the segment of scripture from the last verse of Isaiah 59 all the way through Isaiah chapter 64. Apostolic Assignment – change culture, culture of Heaven, His values, His Presence, the structures of Heaven in how we do life, His will be done in our Nations.
Isaiah 61:4 – broken ones, “broken unto something”, essentially the commission here is the rebuilding and restructuring of life in communities.
1 Corinthians 2 – “things inherited” – the weight of the assignment.
Isaiah 60:18 – touching world leaders
Praise, Areas of Breakthrough for Someone Else. Amos – Tabernacle of David – 24/7 worship. Isaiah 60:11 – GATES OPEN – PRAISE, Nations, All Flesh, Matthew 5 – “City on a Hill”. In following Jesus they discovered who He was.
– Founder of Bethel Music and WorshipU TAKE AWAY: Foundation of the Word and the Presence of Jesus. That’s It!
– Co-Leads with her husband, Eric, in pastoring Bethel Redding TAKE AWAY: “Relationships / I Felt..”, “Invitation”, “Come Closer”, “I Feel”, “Come in That Close”, “Aware of His Presence”, “Come In..Come In”, “God asking..Candace How Are You?…”Actually God I’m really sad or mad..” “Honest and Real Before Him”.
– Serves with his wife, Candace, on the Senior Leadership Team for Bethel. TAKE AWAY: Ephesians 2:1-10 “Workmanship and Masterpiece” Kingdom Perspective.
Exodus 32..Idol. “After serving and knowing the signs and wonders of the Lord, how do you build an idol?” Eric answers that question. “Because of the silence and waiting. Because the leadership disappeared.”
– Developed and directed the Bethel Healing Rooms. TAKE AWAY: “Keeping the Momentum with God”, “Testimony” ..continues to unfold. Bethel is a healing and training center to serve the Body of Christ. Bethel is not a church planting organization. However, once in a while, Bethel will start a church, most recently a new plant in Austin, TX.
“Recognize that transformation started in God’s heart.” “Laydown and stop my agenda.” On Earth as it is in Heaven. Something that needs to change. Make Adjustments. Redefine what success looks likeaway from words and approval into a loving and nuturing God.
God doesn’t miss the mark. Key here is Matthew 7. God moves according to His gifts not according to my list of needs. Reconcile all things. “Nothing off Limits”
John 8:29 – Perspective Shift. “God what is going to bring you pleasure today?” Invitation to Join God in His Work.
– Director of Jesus Culture Sacramento TAKE AWAY: Essentialy Banning’s point is that the Church, the Body of Christ, is a family and not a business. Thus the core is “Healthy Relationships” based on the three pillars of “Connection”, “Communication”, and “Committment.” All of which leads to MATURITY. Ephesians 2:19 “The Household of God”
The Family thing..serving and maturing.
In a seperate breakout session Banning talked about “How God uses process to grow our lives.” Growth.
The Key question is “How am I doing in that process?” The GOAL is THRIVING (Getting Really Good at what is in Front of Me in the Present Moment) in every stage of the process…in the midst of Anguish. The process brings Authority. John 15:16. Bear Fruit that Remains. Philippians 4:11-13 content with whatever state I am in.
The Word, the Vision, the Seed…developing in secret over time. Laying down roots. Seasons – plant, harvest, grow. TRUST THE PROCESS – God will do it and get me where I need to go.”
– Serves on the Senior Leadership Team of Bethel Church in Redding, California and Jesus Culture in Sacramento, California. TAKE AWAY: It took me a few minutes to actually figure out what Danny was talking about. Essentially he is going through the layers and integration into “Bethel Culture”. The center point or inner circle he calls “THE HOT LAVA CORE OF POWER, INFLUENCE and CONTROL”. This core is able to “spend money”, “do the business”, and “create things”.
The inner core essentially at Bethel is “closed” to outsiders except to the few over time and experiece have built TRUST in RELATIONSHIPS through PARTICIPATION in the VISION. Fascinating stuff.
1. The Welcome Level. Making Adjustments
2. The Investing in Relationships Level…getting plugged in. Willingness to Participate.
3. My People / My Tribe – through extreme trust, feedback, participation and humility.
Danny talked about “Joe Amazing”, unknown people who are self proclaimed prophetic superstars who show up on Bethel’s doorstep and want an immediate inroad to the top eschelon of leadership. Who show up at the church office in Redding and ask for a meeting with Bill Johnson. Who have a word from God. “That isn’t going to happen”, Danny says, “Bill’s a busy guy.”
THE POINT is that the journey into the culture is BEING KNOWN. PSALM 139 “Know Me God”. An outside appraisal to tell me. “Can I grow?” “Can I learn?” Self Appraisal is not as easy as we think. Lose Favor, Be Punished, Be Disempowered.
PSALM 139: Adjustments, torn apart, open before God, show me if there is any path of pain I am walking on.
Danny’s other point here is in building CONFIDENCE plus HUMILITY plus FEEDBACK equals FAVOR and TRUST
GREAT HUMILITY: Accurately appraising my effect on those around me and willing to make personal adjustments (self-awareness)
Confidence plus Low Humility equals Arrogance.
Confidence plus No Feedback equals Missed Favor
Much of this has to do with influencing the culture in Redding, California. The culture of Narcissists.
Finally – Turning feedback into personal growth. “Building Trust is the highest form of success I can achieve in the Kingdom of Heaven.” Very interesting session with Danny Silk. CONFIDENCE: Wholeheartedly believing that I can do what God has called me to do. Quote from Danny “We need you to have confidence (fill in your name)!!”
– A regular speaker at Bethel School of Ministry. TAKE AWAY: Spoke primarily on God’s tremendous Love. That is about it. She is very sanguine and as a little girl wanted a brother. Well..Mother had a miscarriage and Abi was right there and it broke her heart to lose her brother. Her message was on healing the broken heart.
– Co-Founder and overseer of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM. He is also the Senior Associate Leader at Bethel Church, Founder and President of Moral Revolution. TAKE AWAY: Kris is intense. I would describe him as the “meat and potatoes” behind Bethel Culture. He is the best speaker and writer. Actually Banning is the best speaker. Kris by far is the best writer when it comes to actual usable content.
City Culture, Apostolic People, Transforming Cities.
Favorite Quote “Dogs of Doom Stand at the Doors of Destiny”. He repeated this several times.
What would I do if I were 10 times bolder? Fear has reduced destiny. Destroying Fear.
Four Attributes of Apostolic People
1. We are Covenant People – Belong to a Family (this is all in the book “Heavy Rain”).
2. Why are you actually here? The mission, the purpose. Agenda? Fear of abandonment to get what I want – the concubine spirit (intimacy without covenant). Why we are here is for intimacy.
3. Believe in the Impossible thus count on miracles to happen in us and through us. Believe not what is in the cup but what was SAID ABOUT THE CUP.
Dream, Hope, Do not quit, Fire, Urgency, Passion, Faith, Perseverence. Mark 11:24
4. Commissioned to Disciple Nations. Apostle: Sent to transform culture. The wrong eschatology is for the church to do better and the world to do worse. Believers engaged in social change.
Shasta County, Redding, California…Doing something.
Believing in a glorious, victorious church, fantastic future and 100 year vision. Isaiah 2:2 “In the last days…”
I believe God is about to do something.
“How about Now?”
“How about Here?”
“How about on my Shift?”
Kris Vallotton has a very interesting way of speaking. Well developed public speaking skills. His method is a model for improvement in itself.
“I’d like to suggest…”
“I’d like to propose…”
Purpose: Who are you supposed to be with in your network?
Prophetic ThinkTank Brainstorming Session
“…but how many understand?”
“..not only that..
Low self esteem and false humility. The void of God’s people leading. To apologize for being alive is not humility…it’s stupid. False Humility.
Three core values of history makers
1. COURAGE: 10 times bolder, things to do…write down one thing on paper that FEAR has taken out.
“The Dogs of Doom Stand at the Doors of Destiny”
What do I love? What would I do for free? What am I afraid of?
“What I’m getting at is this…”
“My point is this…”
FEAR..The Stories I Make UP. Step out of the crowd and define movements.
“I’d suggest to you…”
Crime in Redding. Ownership, Prayer, Change Redding. Moses was raised a prince to free slaves so that he would think like a king.
“How many understand?”
A spiritual leader has personal victory to provide corporate blessing. Culture of Honor. Raising the bar of professionalism.
2. RISK: Move into the unknown, the impossible in God. Learn how to fail successfully. REGRET will keep me from my destiny.