Happy New Year!
That last several months have been a push demanding a great deal of my time. But today I am announcing that the book: Tell Them to Prepare - The Final Restoration is done and is on its way to the editor for review and publishing. The Lord is providing and funds are coming in and depending on how fast the editing process takes the book will be published in print form and ready for distribution.
It began back in 1980 when the Lord told me He wanted to teach me this book. It is going to be the centerpiece to prepare the Bride of Christ for the Rapture. Today - 37 years later the revelation and dream are beginning to manafest.
Are you prpared! 2017 is going to be an amazing year!
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On Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM God healed me of sleep apnea in the evening service at Eagle Mountain Church.
I had suffered from breathing disorders since I was a teenager and was believing God for a healing for many years. God worked a plan in my life as I had made other plans, but God caused me to attend the morning service at EMIC on Sunday, September 25, 2016. I had forgotten that Billy Burke was going to be ministering that day and was expecting a regular church service. When I learned he was going to be ministering I was not expecting anything to happen as I had claimed my healing many years ago and confess that I my healed and praise God for it every day. While the manifestation of my healing had not yet come, I would wake up in the middle of the night with my heart racing and have to sleep in a chair to get some sleep. This problem has existed for as long as I can remember. From problems snoring as a teenager. Several years ago the problem had gotten serious enough where I had a sleep test and was told that I had severe Sleep Apnea, to the point that even the two-way breathing machines would not help and it could result in a heart attack and I could die in my sleep. The problem was so bad that even when wide awake, if I laid down on a bed and relaxed my throat the airway would become immediately closed off. I would wake up exhausted and have to take naps in my chair and it was very difficult to get anything done because I was always exhausted. I would often take naps and fall asleep almost anywhere given the opportunity.
Last Sunday morning Billy Burke mentioned someone getting healed of sleep apnea, the Holy Spirit moved on me to expect my own healing to manifest. I inquired of the Lord what I should do and He said Sunday night. So, I came back Sunday evening expecting. During the service the Lord told me when to get in the line. I got up and waited for my time for healing. It didn't seem like much there wasn't any fireworks or flashes of light. Brother Billy Burke asked me what I wanted and I said I want to be healed of sleep apnea. He asked me a few questions and then put his hands on me and I came under the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit told me to lay still for a couple of minutes then allowed me to get up. I didn't feel anything major, but my throat felt tighter than it had been previously. When I went to bed that night I laid on my back and relaxed my throat. Nothing happened! The airway did not close like it had in the past and it was then that I felt what can only be described as an incision in my throat. Something had been cut away in a semi-circular cut. When I was laying on the floor an Angel had cut away a small portion of what was causing my problem.
Since that night I have had sound sleep and woken up refresh and energized every day. My throat feels different, tighter and when I relax I keep breathing. My body doesn’t know what to do as it has been trained to avoid relaxing in bed. I’m going to have to relearn how to sleep.
Praise the Lord!
Thank you Jesus!
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I recently received the following word in my inbox. It blessed me and I wanted to share it with you. I have been going through a transition in my life over the past year. One which in the beginning was the scariest time of my life.
I honestly, did not know where my life was going and all I had was my faith in Jesus to sustained me. There were a lot of things that were lost to me that I had no control over and many things I had to let go of that I wanted to keep. I did not know what was happening to me and I did not know where my life was going to end up. I know Satan wanted it to end in my death. As he was taunting me that I was a dead man, I would scream scriptures and confessions at him that God is able to sustain me and greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.
Suddenly, in the midst of the darkness Jesus reached down and took hold and lifted me up and set me on a New Path. In the last possible moment God opened a door that I could never find and pushed me through it when the world wanted me dead and I barely had the strength to move forward.
He lifted me out of the place I was in and opened a blessing that was more than enough to turn things around. There was a lot of damage done in that battle and it has taken over nine months just to get to this point, but I am just now beginning to reach a point where I can shift my focus from answering the demands of the past to looking forward to the plans that God has given me. Things that I have only dreamed about for more than 30 years are now taking form and beginning to manifest. Beginning this month new doors are opening up and new opportunities are stepping forward and I am looking to God to lead me through these amazing days of glory.
Live in God's PASSION!
Are you looking for that dream to manifest? Take the word below and claim it as yours.
"Embrace the Change and the New Path"
by Angie Stolba, Washington, Illinois (via ElijahList)
I woke up on a recent morning hearing the words, "Embrace the change."
The winds of change are blowing right now. The Lord is telling us in this season, "Don't look to the former, for behold, I am doing a new thing. Do you not perceive it?" (Isaiah 43:18-19). I, personally, have been sensing transition and realignment for the past several months now. I have a very strong sense that God has been working behind the scenes, and that He is lining up good things for His children.
I believe the Lord is saying, "That which you have been contending and asking Me for is now at your doorstep. What has previously tarried will be held up no longer. You have crossed over; you have graduated. You are entering into a new season of increase and promotion, and during this time I am even increasing your influence."
"Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left" (Isaiah 54:2-3).
God is walking out this new path with you. You will find that your greatest asset will be continuing to abide into a place of intimacy with the Father. It is there that He will reveal the secrets of His heart and the plans and purposes that He has for your life.
"Ask Me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come." Jeremiah 33:3
The Lord will equip you to steward well all that He is about to open up before you as you dwell in this place of intimacy with Him. Do not fear; He is leading and guiding you into this new and exciting season.
"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them" Isaiah 42:16).
The Father is singing over you, "This is a great and exciting time! You are coming into a wide, open space (Psalm 18:19). 'Everywhere your foot treads, I will give you the land' (Joshua 1:3). Do not let the enemy rob you of this season by trying to bring up old insecurities and anxiety; those things no longer have a grip on your life. 'For whom the Son sets free is free, indeed' (John 8:36). Do not look back; only go forward into the new! Have I not commanded you, 'Be strong and very courageous' (Joshua 1:9)? I will continue to open up the path before you as you abide in the secret place of My presence. Stay in step with My ways and My timing; I've got this! Rest in Me."
This is a kairos moment – a propitious moment for decision or action – for many in the Body of Christ. God is calling you for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).
Like Joseph, the Lord has been with you all along, and He has seen the faithfulness of your heart. Now it is your time to rise up and enter into what He has set before you. Your pit has prepared you for the palace.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you." Isaiah 60:1
The winds of change are blowing. Can you feel them?
Living With Confidence
Hang on to your seats, because this article is not what you think it is.
Genesis 1:1-2 (KJV)
Over the years I have heard several teachers use this verse and others like it to build a doctrine that God originally created the Earth as a pristine perfectly beautiful planet that was ruled by Lucifer until Lucifer rebelled and in the ensuing war devastated the Earth, turning it into a shapeless rock void of any life. This is often referred to as a pre-Adamic civilization, because it existed before Adam was created in Genesis. This doctrine tries to creates a theology claiming that God does not create things that are void or imperfect or without form and would never create the Earth in this way and therefore something must have happened that caused the earth to become this way. And guess what? They are right! Unless He had a plan and purpose in doing it.
I recently asked God, how He would respond to this teaching and he gave me a very interesting response. He said there is nothing wrong with the application of these scriptures in this context. But the problem is not with the scriptures they are using, it is in their frame of reference, because it is too focused or narrow. When they read these scriptures all they see is the creation of the Earth. Their focus is on the Earth, not the whole of God's creation. Then with that theology they take the nature of God and that everything He does is perfect and try to create a doctrine where there had to be a Pre-Adamic civilization. Because, there is no other explanation for why God would create the Earth without form, void and shrouded in darkness. This belief was fine when we were immature and ignorant about the ways of God. But God has been restoring our understanding of His ways and it is time that we step up into our maturity before God and understand what He is doing here.
In the verse above, The King James Version uses the singular word form "heaven," but the word itself is actually the plural form "heavens" and that single interpretation changes everything. The heavens here is more than the atmosphere of this planet, much more. When we talk about "heavens" I want you to pull your vision back, away from the singular focus of the Earth, away from this little solar system we live in. I want you to push your vision back beyond the edge of this galaxy, to the very edge of the universe. I want you to see these "heavens" encompassing the whole of God's creation including all the galaxies in this universe. Thousands upon thousands of galaxies in all shapes, sizes and colors, scattered in clusters throughout the universe. This what you should be seeing when you read the "heavens" spoken of in this verse.
When you think how God created the heavens or universe. He created it perfectly in order exactly the way He planned it, all of the galaxies and the stars and planets in them were created perfectly for his creation, man. Nothing in it was out of place, nothing in it corrupt or worthless. Everything was created exactly the way God intended it to be.
Now, if that is the case, why does verse 2 say the Earth was without form and void, covered in darkness? Hang on because I am about to stretch your brain a little. That's okay, you will love it when I am done and you really want to see this from this from God's point of view and why He did it this way. Everything God does is perfectly logical and planned out eons into the future. We need to stretch our thinking to understand why God did it this way.
So, let me ask you a few questions. When a couple has a child they naturally want their child to learn how to manipulate and put things together. What do they do? Don't they get a box of tinker toys or building blocks and give them to the child? Of course, any good parent would want their child to learn these basic building skills, right? So, what does the parent do? Do they buy this box of building blocks and set the sealed box in front of the child and say; "Ok, son, here are your building blocks, have fun? The box is complete, fully assembled and requires nothing from the child. No, of course not. The parent opens the box, then does what? They dump it in front of the child, creating a "perfect" mess to play with. Then the parent gets down and plays with the child teaching them how to play with the blocks. Learning to turn that mess into something beautiful.
Are you getting the idea? Now, push back from that stack of building blocks and that mess that was created. Push back into that vision of the universe and all those galaxies and stars and planets, to see all of God's perfect creation. Created for whom? For His children, for YOU! Now, consider this. All those planets that are out there. They are unfinished planets, the building blocks, the tinker toys that God wants us to play with. They were created in a "perfect unformed" state so we could learn how to create and build on a planetary scale. Am I stretching your brain? Good! Those who are about to be glorified in the Rapture are not going to be laying around playing harps throughout eternity. We are going to be working, building God's kingdom and eventually that work will encompass moving man out into the stars. When we are ready, God is going to teach us to do the exact same thing He did with the Earth, to other planets out in the universe. He is going to give us assignment and say: "Richard, see that rock of a planet over there? That's yours. Go and make it beautiful." Giving us an entire universe (heavens) in a "perfect" mess to learn and play and turn it into a complete and fully blessed "heavens." God wants our thinking to get away from this single tiny planet and all the religious junk that the world has dump on us and get us to thinking like Him on His level.
When God created the heavens He scattered unfinished planets throughout the galaxies, then chose one planet (one building block), the Earth and it was without form and void and shrouded in darkness. If you would allow me, let me show you the above verse with a slight modification. The original Hebrew text does not have punctuation marks and the words "heavens" and "earth" are actually "heavens earth", and all the other words were added by translators to help us understand the context of those words. These two words (heavens earth) side-by-side also have an implied shift in focus from many "heavens" to a single "earth." There is no conflict in translation if we make one minor adjustment. If we move just one period:
Then God spoke and began the process of creation of this earth as an example of how we are going to learn to create and reform planets just like God. What we don't see in this creation story is the whole story of God's plan. That is found in the rest of the Bible and the Bible is going to be used for Eons into the future and we are going to look to this story of creation as our own example of how we are supposed to build or create our own planets. I could go off in dozens of different directions here, but let's stay focused.
When God finished the creation, what did He do? He planted a garden East of Eden. It was a beautiful garden and perfect in all its ways and placed man in the garden to take care of it. Those who teach that God doesn't create anything imperfect, miss a very important point in this story. When God created the Garden of Eden, what was outside that garden. God created the Earth from a formless void, but from what we learn when Adam and Eve were driven outside the garden, it was an untamed wilderness. Why? Because if Adam and Eve had not fallen, they and their children were told to "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and manage it." Their job was to tame that wilderness out there and turn the rest of the Earth into a Garden of Eden. And when they had finished blessing this Earth, move to another planet without form and void and turn it into a Garden of Eden also and bless it in the same way.
God's creation is perfect and the universe was created exactly the way He wanted it, a great big "perfect" mess for His kids to play in. There was no Pre-Adamic civilization that was destroyed by a rebellious Angel Lucifer turning this planet into a lifeless rock. Up to this point Lucifer was the highest form God had created. Until the creation of Man, Lucifer was praised and admired for his beauty and talents. Lucifer had no framework in his life to even imagine that something could be created greater than he was, because the only one greater than Lucifer was God. Lucifer was exactly where he wanted to be, right next to God and loved all the attention. Lucifer fell and became Satan when God created Man and saw that God had given man creative power like God, that he did not have. He questioned what is this "man" that God would even leave His throne in Heaven and visit man and walk with man. God had never done that with him. God crowned man with His own glory and gave man dominion and power over this new creation. He was no longer the highest creation of God, he was now below man and was sent to be a servant to man. He was placed lower than man and he became envious, bitter and wanted that power for himself.
Isaiah 14:13-15 KJV
That is how Lucifer fell, not as some rebellious angel ruler of a planet that existed before Earth was created. But when he saw God create man who was like God, suddenly there was something greater than himself that was like God. He became envious and jealous and wanted what man had so he could restore his place next to God. Then he devised a plan, which caused the fall of man, and with it fell himself. But God had a plan for His man…
When we step back and look at these things from God's point of view, all these scriptures make perfect sense and fit within the proper context of scripture as ONE Creation. We should stand in awe and respect of God that He LOVED us so much that He would create a universe such as this. How can we do anything but praise God and cast off the ways of this world and release our own PASSION for Him to live our lives to be true imitators of God as precious children.
Live in God's LOVE!
Please join me on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Tree of Life Church when I will deliver the message:
Preparing the Passionate Bride for the Rapture!
Tree of Life Church
888 County Rd 4213
Decatur, TX 76234-5254
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I just have to Praise the Lord for His BLESSINGS. Over the past month God has abundantly blessed me by moving me into a new home, which is more than enough with room to grow. He is always meeting my needs and this is a wonderful blessing from God. Thank you, Lord!!!
God woke me from my sleep this morning with the following words resonating in my spirit.
"When the PASSION of our LOVE for JESUS reaches such a FEVERED pitch that we want nothing in this world to get in the way of that LOVE and we are willing to throw off ALL worldly traditions including Christmas and Easter, simply because they were never mentioned in HIS WORD and pursue HIS Celebrations because they were, then GOD is going to release the GLORY in our LIVES in such a way we won't be able to contain it. That is the PASSION of the FATHER!
There is a lot here to meditate on here and it echos the cry of the Father in Ephesians.
God is not looking to take away things we enjoy. He is looking to get the world out of us, so He can put more of heaven into us, creating a Bride without spot or wrinkle who has no desire for the things of this world. This is all part of turning the heart of the children to the fathers and the heart of the fathers to their children. As prophesied by Malachi and repeated by Jesus himself. If you don't understand these things. Click this link: The Passion
FYI: Yesterday was the day of the New Moon celebration for July 6-7, 2016. I was alone most of the day working and took the time to simply celebrate God and thank Him for that day of renewal and worship. In return He gave the above word as a blessing for you.
To learn more about this celebration read: God's Appointed New Moon.
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With all the turmoil happening around us, there have been many speaking out saying that we need to return the church and nation to the way it used to be. But I tell you the Spirit of God says:
"NO! Do not fear what is coming! Do not seek to return to the ways of the past but press forward toward the Glorious Church, toward a Glorious nation. The Church that I have planned for you. This calling is for my Church in every nation. It is going to require you to stand up and become what I have called you to be. To be all you can be. To be the body of Christ, the Bride of Christ. There is so much more that I have planned for you. I have a glorious future planned for you, but you must press into it. You must prepare for it. You must understand it.
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Among the many experiences I have had was God sharing His limitless mind with me. It was just a fraction of a second as I felt my mind exploding from the massive amounts of information flooding my brain, and had He not stopped, it would have killed me. You can learn a little more about what happened in the link below.
With that there a recent video was released from a noted scientist presenting his proof that God exists. Click the link below and watch the video from scientist Michio Kaku and when he is finished talking I'll explain why this is important.
We are in countdown mode. There is much to learn and ready ourselves for what is coming.
Are you prepared? This is just another piece of it.
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You can find a new page on the website today: The Passion.
It is going to be your resource for finding all things related to the Passion of the Bride.
Not just the revelations that God has given us, but the calendar and events when we can meet with Him and receive God's blessings in our own lives.
You will want to check back frequently to make note of when those appointed times are and prepare yourselves to meet with Him on those dates that God has established.
Click the link below to visit:
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