Five-Fold Today - Oneness of Mind - It is Moving with Power - Miracle Power - Caught in the Winepress of Righteousness - Redeem The Land - Who Do You Say That You Are - Provoking God - Thunder - Desperation Needed - The Laying On Of The Hands Of The Presbytery

September 23, 2000

Oneness of Mind

A. W. Tozer

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
--Psalm 133:1

God always works where His people meet His conditions, but only when and as they do. Any spiritual visitation will be limited or extensive, depending how well and how widely conditions are met.

The first condition is oneness of mind among the persons who are seeking the visitation....

Historically, revivals have been mainly the achieving of a oneness of mind among a number of Christian believers. In the second chapter of Acts it is recorded that they were "all with one accord in one place" when the Spirit came upon them. He did not come to bring them into oneness of accord; He came because they were already so. The Spirit never comes to give unity (though His presence certainly aids and perfects such unity as may exist). He comes to that company who have, through repentance and faith, brought their hearts into one accord....

Every church should strive for unity among its members, not languidly, but earnestly and optimistically. Every pastor should show his people the possibilities for power that lie in this fusion of many souls into one. Paths to Power, 59,61,64.

"Lord, give us that unity in our church today. I've seen first-hand the devastation of disunity. Give us a oneness of mind that we might experience Your full blessing in our midst. Amen."

Don't Substitute Praying for Obeying

So Samuel said: "Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams."
--1 Samuel 15:22

Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late-and how little revival has resulted?

Considering the volume of prayer that is ascending these days, rivers of revival should be flowing in blessing throughout the land. That no such results are in evidence should not discourage us; rather it should stir us to find out why our prayers are not answered....

I believe our problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying; and it simply will not work....

Prayer is never an acceptable substitute for obedience. The sovereign Lord accepts no offering from His creatures that is not accompanied by obedience. To pray for revival while ignoring or actually flouting the plain precept laid down in the Scriptures is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Of God and Men, 55-57.

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; show me any wicked way that needs to be corrected in my own life before revival can come. I'm praying for revival; help me to also be obeying. Amen."

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It is Moving with Power

Sara DeMeulenaere

This is what the Spirit is telling the bride:

Go into all the world to tell others of my unbounding love and watch for the harvest to mount now in the distance. There are those that are moving to this new sound of the trumpet and are taking their place along with the saints of old. Others are not sure yet where they fit and need to come to me in solitude to understand the call.

Pull into my work and do not let the wasted hours go past you before you take the moment to step out. It is from me that the call is being given. Do not hesitate any longer to go when I tell you to go. The world has too many mixed messages and wants to sent forth it's own message. The church must move as I tell it, not the way the church has done it in the past.

My chosen ones in this new work will find the joy of my indwelling to be one that will be unlike any gone before it. They will set up the reaping of the angels by their obedience and sacrifices.

Go ye into the fields now and hold not back my child. Do not fight the yearning I am giving you to leave. Trust me to walk beside you and give you the desires of your heart. This time is a stirring of the nations, prior to the destruction to come. You must hear now, to overcome and be one of the remnant. Fight for the truth to prevail and step into the arena of righteousness, listening to the spirit to conquer the heart and will. Seek to know me with all your heart, your soul and all your mind. I am your delight and the bridegroom wants to please his bride. Can you see how much I love you and want you to live within my work and will. Let me do the work, let me do the prodding. you just move and obey at my bidding when I prod you dear one.

I will not tarry for long..........time is at the doorstep and you need to step into the river now. Bless the hand that touches yours and give unto the poor and needy the way of everlasting. You are the delight that I have chosen to do my special work, now Go...............Go.............Go!!!! The door is now open unto you!!

Sara DeMeulenaere

Miracle Power

Lynda Bowers

Today If you do not harden the heart I have taken from stone and made into flesh. Today if you seek me with ALL of your heart; All of your ways; Today I will be found!

Miracle Power; The resurrected Power working in the sons and daughter of the King, will come upon you today.

Do not turn from me my children. I seek to impart into you all Wisdom, Knowledge and MY power to even raise the dead. Yes raise the dead. Harken to my call, do not become lazy but be like the ant that has prepared in the times of preparation. Store the oil. Keep yourselves full of the joy that I am pouring into those who are seekers of Truth and Righteousness.

Now is the time, now is the time to come to the Holy mountain of the Lord. To be refreshed in the wind of my Spirit, the wind that I will send upon the earth to harvest through you.. Yes through you.

Many of you have sat at my feet, you have allowed the fires of my purging to cleanse you. I have empowered you and yet you have remained in me and remained humble. Today stand! Stand free from fear, even fear of displeasing me.

You will advance and go forth into the fields and reap. The work of the destroyer will be overcome with the arm of the Lord. You have been given the sickle to reap into the kingdom of God and take back what was stolen from me. I send you forth today, with clean hands and pure hearts, ready to do battle. Stay focused upon my righteousness, stand firm in all that I say and lead you to do. Today is the day you will go forth and make declarations to the gateways in Heaven and you shall see my sons and daughter, great is your reward and the signs and wonders from heaven will appear before your God Be the Glory and Power and Dominion for ever and ever Amen.

A sister in Christ,
Lynda Bowers


Deborah Voetberg

There is coming in the heavenlies a clash between lawlessness and righteousness that will shake the nations. If you have been feeling pressed on every side by the issues of life around you – you are not alone. This is the prelude to the 'in your face' lawlessness that is quickly rising. Those of God's children who have said 'Lord my life is yours' are finding themselves caught in the Winepress of Righteousness.

Lawlessness is the opposite of righteousness and righteousness is what God requires of His people. We haven't understood the meaning or importance of righteousness in our walk. To many it has simply meant: ' Right standing with God'. That is not a correct definition. Nice saying – wrong application. The Blood of Jesus Christ brings us into right standing with God.

Righteousness is the character and nature of God. Melchizedek translates: King of Righteousness. Righteousness is how Jesus executes justice. It is the principle of justice. Abraham believed God and it was accounted (credited) to him for righteousness. It is something we can accumulate. Grow in.

It comes when we believe what God says and choose His ways and thoughts over our own. Deut. 6:25 ' Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.' Psalm 4:5 ' Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord.'

It is a transformation process: Psalm 23:3 'He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake' & Psalm 17:15 ' As for me, I will see your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in your likeness'

It is God's rod of correction against lawlessness…Psalm 45:6 ' Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.'

It brings healing to those who fear His name…Mal.4: 2 'But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.'

We are to present our members as instruments of righteousness to God (Romans 6:13) and become slaves of righteousness (Romans 6:18)

'All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.' (2 Tim 3:16)

There is a crown of righteousness. (2 Tim 4:8) and His kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! (Romans 14:17)

These are just a few examples of the true meaning of righteousness. We need to become students of righteousness, it's part of the transformation process into His image. As you believe in him, and in the power of the gospel, His righteousness is revealed from faith to faith; the just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)

The Body of Christ is the rod of correction on this earth toward lawlessness. Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more. And grace reigns through righteousness! (Romans 5:20-21)

The early church reigned in great power and great grace. (Acts 4:32-33) You cannot have one without the other. Great power is coming to the Body of Christ. We need to be people of great grace that reign through righteousness.

Which brings me to the Winepress of Righteousness. A winepress is used to excavate or dig out the juice within the grape. The Lord has been raining down on His people blessings and manna of revelation from heaven. He has come into His vineyard to inspect His fruit. The winepress applies pressure to your life to examine the wine that flows out. Is it the wine of righteousness or lawlessness? We must understand there is nothing in between. If our thoughts, actions, and motives of our heart are not of His character and nature, then it is lawlessness in His eyes.

Isaiah 5:1,2 & 7 ' My Well-Beloved has a vineyard on a very fruitful hill. He dug it up and cleared out its stones and planted it with the choicest vine. He built a tower in its midst, and also made a winepress in it; so He expected it to bring forth good grapes, but it brought forth wild grapes…He looked for justice, but behold, oppression; for righteousness, but behold, a cry for help (wailing).'

Our Beloved is coming into His vineyard for an inspection, expecting to find righteousness in our lives. There will be many inspections. With each one we will grow in grace as He gently points out & uproots the lawlessness still in our hearts. We will experience many moments in the winepress until the day comes when the wine flows freely in the righteousness of His kingdom.

Great Grace!

Deborah Voetberg
Women Of Influence

Redeem The Land

Marsha Burns

Watch and be amazed at the things that are about to transpire, for I am causing My people to redeem the land. Those who have ears to hear will take back what the enemy has stolen and used for his purposes. And, I will bring restoration and healing to areas that have been devastated and brought to ruin. I will bring life and joy to that which has suffered desolation. Lift up your heads and rejoice, for this is a great work.

Isa 58:11-12, "The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In."

Faith Tabernacle

Keith Goodson

It's time to find yourself in this place called the Kingdom, saith the Lord. Who do you say you are? Are you a doctor, a lawyer, a physicist, or even a mother or father? Who do you say you are within you and who have I called you to be? Look within yourself even now and begin to wonder of the imaginations that you have within yourself that I have given you to create of who you are within yourself.

Have I not called you to be a part of this kingdom, saith the Lord, to bring forth and manifest my glory through out this nation? I have called you to be a son in the House of God. I have called you to manifest my glory in ways that you do not understand as I have called all those of the past to be who they are. Yes, you have jobs that you must fulfill on an everyday basis, and natural means that you must keep in order to maintain life as it is. But I have called you to a higher calling. I have called you to be justified and glorified in Me as a son, as a daughter in the House of the Lord to fulfill the Kingdom things that I have for this time, saith the Lord.

And even in the times of Haggai when the prophet came to give the people encouragement to build the later house, I even spoke through him and said that the later house shall be greater than the former house. And the people wept that were older knowing that their kingdom that was built before them, which was built naturally in the means of natural things, was far more greater in the natural than that which they had seen at that time. But I shall bring my Spirit in greatness in this time, saith the Lord.

First Day's passed. Second Day's gone. But Third Day is on its way. All that have dwelt in the caves, all those that have talents and gifts that have not been seen before have been preserved and they will come out into the light of day and see that I will justify and glorify them in the midst of Me. For I am preserving my people, saith the Lord. It's not about you individually. It's about a corporate unity of binding yourselves together as living stones forming itself as one man, corporately gathering itself together within the land and then reaping the good of the land.

So come and know who you are and that you have placement within this Kingdom, and that you are justified, and that you are eventually glorified. The prophetic perfect that I have for you will rise up within you and show you who you are in Me, saith the Lord.

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Provoking God

Bryan Hupperts

Hi, SheepTrax!

My 7-year-old son was reclining on the edge of my bed contentedly read a book oblivious to the presence of his mischievous little sister Amber Jade. She sneaked up from behind him, raised her hands, lurched forward and heaved! He squawked falling splat on the floor fumbling for balance looking none too happy. His eyes narrowed when he heard an irritatingly familiar high pitched taunt receding to the pace of little feet scurrying away to the safety of mom and dad in the living room, "Come find me, David," tee hee hee.

Amber Jade has a gift for provoking her big brother.

Family squabbles are one thing, provoking God is quite another. To provoke means to purposefully make someone angry, to offend them, to infuriate them, to taunt and inflame them inviting response. The phrase "fearful thing" is used only once in the entire Bible found in Hebrews 10:31, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Willfully provoking God is a fearful thing.

There was once a wicked king named Ahab, husband of Jezebel. He had this testimony before God. 1Kings 16:33 "Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him." Ahab delighted to provoke God at every opportunity daring Him to bring his promised judgment.

When wicked men provoke God, often He will seek for a champion through which to fight his battles. When the giant Goliath of Gath mocked the army of Saul and publicly defied God, the Lord raised up an unlikely seventeen-year-old champion named David to fight and kill him and his entire army. When Ahab went from breaking the second commandment concerning worshipping graven images to flaunting the first that forbids the worship of other gods, God raised up another unknown champion named Elijah.

God's champions are formed in secret places and are only revealed at the time of His choosing. 1Kings 18:1 "And it came to pass after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, 'Go, present yourself to Ahab.'" Suddenly this wicked ruler who had been merrily provoking God with his idolatry was invited to a showdown of gods by a genuine prophet of the Lord.

In typical fashion, Ahab tried to blame the problems of his kingdom on the man of God. 1Kings 18:17-18, "Then it happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him, 'Is that you, O troubler of Israel?' And he answered, 'I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, in that you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and have followed the Baals (demon gods).'"

Elijah's wry response regarding the true source of the nation's ills turned the tables on the king, infuriating him. Suddenly God through his chosen messenger was provoking back! In Psalm 2:4, God promises, "He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision." The Living God has a soul shattering, terrifying laugh for the wicked. To hold someone in derision means to insult them, to satire them, and in more modern vernacular, give them a taunting Bronx cheer! The Lord's longsuffering and patience had come to an end, which meant the days of Ahab's reign were numbered.

2 Timothy 3:1, "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come." In the last days, restraint will be lost on godless humanity and the wicked will rise up to provoke God with idols and blasphemy. And when all seems lost, God will suddenly unveil the champions he has been forming in secret to rise up in His authority and declare, "It has not been us (the church of the Lord Jesus Christ) who have been troubling the planet, but you who have forsaken God to follow after demons and false gods." God will laugh his terrifying laugh at the wicked once again because the days of their reign on the earth will be numbered.

Moses gave this somber warning concerning provoking the Lord God. Exodus 23:21 "Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions." The day is coming when the patience of God towards willful sinners on this planet will wane, only it will not be prophets and false prophets dueling with each other. In the final showdown, it will be satan personified, incarnate as the son of perdition, also known as the Antichrist. He will face a showdown at a place called Armageddon with the Lord Jesus Christ who will return in person to claim his people and reclaim the Father's creation.

When Jesus has conquered and reclaimed this war torn planet, all of the wicked who have taunted and provoked God will hear his terrifying laugh and learn the chilling truth: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Bryan Hupperts © 2000
SheepTrax Ministries, Inc.


Dave Howe

During a prayer meeting some time ago I heard the sound of many horses hooves thundering on the ground.

When I heard this the fear of the Lord came on me and I wanted to hide for it was an awesome sound - Tears came to my eyes.

Listen - Listen - Can hear the sound of the distant thunder - The thunder of the army of Lord on the move - The sound of marching feet - The sound of armour on armour - The sound of horses hooves - Horses hooves thundering into battle - An army terrible with banners.

For the army of the Lord is moving - Is moving to attack - Moving to the final battle - Yes moving into the FINAL battle of the ages - Moving into victory - For the victory is the Lords

Raise your standards - Sound the battle cry - Shout for joy - For the day of victory is at hand says the Lord - Yes raise your hands - Shout to God with the voice of triumph for the battle is the Lords - The battle is yours says the Lord.

For the rocks and mountains that have stood in your way will be shattered by the Word of God - For the Word of God will be a Fire in your mouths - Yes My Word will be a Fire in your mouths says the Lord.

For the rocks and mountains will be shattered and ground into dust then the wind of my spirit shall blow the dust away - Blown away as if it was never there.

Listen - Can you hear the sound - The sound of the distant thunder - The thunder of horses hooves - The thunder of horses hooves racing over the land - Yes and the chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands.

Prepare the way of the Lord - Make ready you mighty ones for your Lord is coming - Is coming to lead you his warriors into victory - Lead you into the promised land - Into glory - From Glory into Glory - Glory without end - For every path will be made straight - Every eye will see - Every knee will bow before the Lord of Hosts - Bow before him who sits on the throne - Bow to him who is the Alpha and Omega - Bow to the great I AM.

Can hear the sound - The sound of distant thunder - The thunder of horses hooves - The thunder of hooves coming closer Coming over the hill - Thundering into battle - Thundering into victory.

Dave Howe
Wellspring ministries - England.

Desperation Needed

Clyde Flanagan

I hope this blesses you.

I saw the Lord sitting on His throne. There were many in crowns sitting on smaller thrones around Him. There was a basin of clear water sitting before him. He took what looked like a cup and dipped it in the basin, filling the cup. He then said, "Once again it is time to see."

And He gave the cup to an Angel standing to His left. The angel went down to the earth and entered a church. One by one the angel went to individuals, men and women, leaders and followers, and offered the cup of water asking a single question, "Do you want this?"

It was at this point that I noticed the clothing of the individuals. I noticed that their clothing was what was worn about 40 years ago. It was then that I knew in the spirit that I had been taken back in time to 40 years ago. Each person answered that they did indeed want the cup that was offered. When they answered that they did want it the angel said, "It will cost you $10,000 dollars." The price wasn't the same for each person. The angel seemed to know what amounted to everything the individual owned and then used this amount. Once the price was attached to the cup each person studied the cup in a way they had not when it was first offered. Each then gave their apology with things like, "Well, I'd like to have it, but no glass of water is worth all that. If you are willing to give it to me I'd like to have it, but not if it is going to cost me anything.

At this I was back in the presence of the Lord. The scene was again being played out with the Lord dipping a cup in a basin before him. I suddenly knew in the spirit that I was not in a past time, at this point, but in the present. This time after giving the angel the cup the Lord spoke to the angel and said, "This time, before I send you to my Church, explain the meaning." At this the angel spoke to me and said, "Son of man, every generation of the Church has been offered this cup. With the exception of the 1st generation, none has been willing to pay the price. They see it as a dessert after a meal that they would like to have,. but don't really need if the cost is too high." At once I remembered the scripture about the pearl of great price, and the treasure found in a field. Then the angel spoke again and said, "Behold the ones that will receive the cup and the blessing it brings..." At this I saw men and women crawling out of a desert parched and panting. When the angel offered the cup to each they began to beg and plead for it. When the angel gave each the price, regardless of what it was, they each answered the same, "YES, ANY PRICE, I MUST HAVE IT!!!"

All at once the event of every desperate person who met Jesus in the Bible was passed before me as if all-at-once. The woman who grabbed the hem of his garment, the man whose daughter was on the verge of death. The lame, the blind, and the dumb. All too desperate to care about the cost.

Then I was back before the Lord. "Go now," he said. And the angel once again departed to the earth and His Church. At once I though of my own heart as I beheld the cup. I began to repent that my heart was not desperate for it when I first saw it. Make us desperate Lord! I want to be ready. I want to be desperate.'s time to be desperate

The Laying On Of The Hands Of The Presbytery

Jim Watt

I am the last of the 7 elders from the 1948 North Battleford Revival in Saskatchewan, Canada. It was "The Presbytery" that was the 1st revelation of the 12 Embryonic Revival Principles that God restored.

However, it was Embryonic, and God intended that we search the Scriptures and bring it to maturity according to the Scriptures.

After a few years, it dropped into a state of neglect. Then a lady pastor revived it, but not according to the pattern of 1948, nor according to the pattern of Scriptures. She saw it as a group of presbyters with the prophetic ministry coming from outside the area of the local church.

As I have researched the scriptures, and done many Greek word studies on this subject, I see the Presbytery Concept somewhat differently from the author of the article you sent as an attachment. Basically - I agree with 90% of the attachment. Where I take issue revolves around the word "church," - ekklesia. Once it is used of Israel (Acts 7); 3 times for Ephesus, a secular city (Acts 19); 14 times it is used of a local church as a church in the home; 15 times it is used of the universal church - from the Patriarchs to the return of Jesus; but 81 times it is used of the city church, in a parallel manner to the city government of Ephesus.

Acts 15 is an example of Presbytery on a city level meeting in Jerusalem. The 12 apostles and the leading elder of anywhere from 300 to 1000 (depending on the resource you check) local churches were present. James was the presiding Apostolic pastor. In this instance Presbytery met to solve a theological problem - Jerusalem Judaizing ministries were upsetting Paul's Gentile churches with legalism. Presbytery here parallels elders in the gate of the city as seen in the book of Ruth.

I believe Presbytery is composed of local elders, and the plurality of eldership is city, not necessarily of a local church, unless its membership is quite large. Technically speaking Paul and Barnabas were visitors strengthening, teaching and guiding the local city Presbytery.

Strictly speaking, Presbytery did not minister to every church member - they held this high office for ordaining the 5-fold ministries in a city, who were all elders. They also set apart deacons, and it only took 7 of these to serve the entire city church of Jerusalem - possibly up to 50,000 members.

I believe we have failed to distinguish between the local church and the city church as seen by God and His apostles. What we read in the New Testament we have assigned to the local church - but in actuality it majors on the city church that is composed of many local churches. As a result we seek to put into every local church everything we read in the New Testament, which is intended to be viewed from a city church perspective. A Baptist church I served in California had 4 pastors, 7 elders, 24 deacons, 7 trustees and 24 Committee heads! This is ridiculous. But it is a natural corollary and logical conclusion to the above error.

Our present concept of Presbytery is perverted for the very same cause. Every city church composed of its many local churches has its own individual presbytery and need not import outsiders for the task of ordination and setting apart. If such outside leaders happen to be present, it would be proper to invite them as visitors to take part with the local city Presbytery.

The argument that outsiders who know nothing of the candidates they are ministering to will gain greater credibility in their prophecies just doesn't hold water. All the elders of the 3-city-Presbytery who ordained Timothy knew all about him. Their prophecies just added credibility to the work of God.

To have the opportunity to know about the candidates and not take advantage of this knowledge is putting God to the test. Why should He supernaturally give what is already available? Take that, and add to it.

In one Presbytery in California the weakness of the "Gypsy Presbytery" concept was readily apparent. The chairman called a couple forward in the acceptable manner. One prophecy was: "You shall be as pillars in this church. As Aaron and Hur upheld the hands of Moses, so shall you uphold the hands of your pastor. You will put root downward to the good waters, and bear fruit upward in this place. If you leave here, you will lose God's best for your life."

At the close the pastor said, "I think we might have missed it with this couple. We commissioned them as missionaries to Japan last week!"

Reply: "Well, you can't hit it all of the time."

The above is what I mean by, "You shall not put the Lord Thy God to the test." Why should God supernaturally reveal what Timothy's Presbytery all knew?

One other point - The ordaining and commissioning agency of Presbytery is not intended by God for every local church member. Paul in Romans 1:11 said that he longed to go to Rome that he might confirm the members there by imparting unto them some spiritual gift (charismata). This was done not in a Presbytery sense, but in a two by two sense of visiting the local churches in the home. The Beall's of Detroit held to this view, and I believe they had clarity of Scriptures to back them.

Back in 1971 I wrote an article, "A Historical Analysis of Two Concepts of Presbytery." In it I dealt more in detail with the above concept. I believe that the establishment of functioning city Presbyteries throughout the nations of the world will precede the next great revival. This will flow over denominational, racial and religious walls, and restore us to God's original pattern. I believe if George R. Hawtin were alive today, the one God use to initiate, lead and direct the 1948 Revival, he would agree with this. It was he who appeared to me in vision in 1992 and said - "I pass the torch to you and Marie. Take the 12 embryonic Truths of 1948 and watch God through prayer bring them to maturity. They will be parameters and safeguards for the last great revival coming at the end of this age."

On my Website I have laid out these 12 embryonics. Presbytery appears under Naftali, the City Church under Zebulun, and the Team spirit of the 5-fold eldership under Benjamin. It is sketchy, but I believe that in outline form it points a safe way for the last revival that is now on the way.

I believe the present practice of Presbytery will frustrate and slow up what God has in mind. If there is not an adjustment on the part of those holding to it, God like a mighty river will either by-pass them, go over them, or under them - and raise up a people who will go on with Him.

George Hawtin said: "The last revival people invariably persecute the new. There is always a Joshua and Caleb remnant from the last generation that will go forward with the new. But the majority of the old will whiten their bones in the wilderness, and their children will enter the Promised Land." He then added: "May God give me the grace to make the adjustment for His next move, so that I may be part of the Joshua/Caleb band."

G. R. Hawtin went to His reward the last decade, with 5 of the other elders of the 1948 Revival. A new and younger breed of leaders is even now arising. A few Joshua's and Caleb's are left. I trust I may be counted with this band to see and take part in God's last visitation.

To encourage me in this, in January of 1999 Steve Fry of Nashville, Tennessee asked a number of us at the annual meeting of "Messengers Fellowship" in Tacoma to take off our shoes. "I would wash your feet if there were time, but let this suffice." He then took the feet of each of us and prophetically prayed over us. When he came to me he said, "You are a Simeon. Just as God faithfully fulfilled His promise and allowed him to see God's salvation in Jesus before he died - so he sees the desire of your heart. He will allow you too to see functioning Presbyteries in the Gate of the cities of the world before the return of His Son your King."

Only 3 prophecies in my life have deeply witnessed with me that they came purely from the heart of God. God spoke to me through Ern Hawtin in April, 1948; a Jewish Missionary to her people prophesied at our wedding later on December 27th of that same year; and this was the last of the 3.

My ardent prayer is - that in Tacoma/Seattle; Vancouver, B.C.; Spokane and Portland, Oregon; -- we will in the near future see 4 functioning city Presbyteries networking with each other in a profitable and positive manner. They will be like the 4 cities of Samuel from which he judged Israel. When this takes place, God will let fire fall on the Pacific Northwest. Like a forest fire it will race across the continent, jump the Atlantic, streak through Europe, Asia and down into Africa. From North America it will spread through South America and the Islands of the Sea - and King Jesus in triumph will return. Even so come quickly, Lord Jesus.

Jim Watt

Shalom u'Vracha b'Yeshua - "Peace and Blessing in Jesus"

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