I had an interesting dream last night. I was taken to a huge church (several thousand people) and escorted in. I was to be the Pastor and I was to address the congregation for the first time. For some reason the people who brought me there were late in getting me there. It was right at 12:00 on Sunday morning. When the door was opened and I saw all of the restless people (after all, they had been there an hour) I realized I could not help them and could not lead them or teach them anything..... They already knew it all. Their “calls” had already been determined and they were already set in their ways. They could do nothing except exist as they were.....weak and watered down. Large for show only.
INTRODUCTION: Today I am aware the Lord God has His hand on Eagle’s Flight Ministries. To the body of believers who were here 8/98, which was the initial date of the foundation of this church, and to those who sit in this congregation this morning, this is much evident. However, I believe God is in the process of doing something different here than He has ever done before. There is a call today to activate the body.....to incorporate those who hear this word to become the doers of the word.
There is a stirring going on in the spirit-world which involves this body. This body is made up of each of you here this morning. This body is also made up of many who are not among us this morning. There are even those this morning who are to be activated in this body who are not even aware they will become part of this body.
There have been many people pass through the doors of this church over the past few weeks and months. God has His hand on each one of them. I feel it is necessary this morning to share some thoughts from my heart with you.
FIRST I would like to remind this body how important it is for us to RETAIN EVERYONE WE POSSIBLY CAN. It is now time to begin to see growth numerically in this body. We do not need to allow anyone to "Slip out the back door." I encourage everyone in this body today to make an effort to reach out to others.
SECOND EXPAND YOUR BOUNDARIES. Be a friend to all if you want all to be friendly to you. Start today. Start this morning. Greet those who you ordinarily would not greet. There are those who sit on the opposite side of the church. Get up and go to them. When you see someone is missing from the services, contact them. A simple phone call can do wonders. It is so important to bear the burdens of others. I stand before you today asking for help. I am asking for this body to reach out as you never have before.
THIRD I need your help in the beginning of the fulfilling of the VISION for this church. IT IS NOW TIME FOR US TO IMPLEMENT THE FULLNESS THE VISION GOD HAS GIVEN to me for all of us at Eagle’s Flight Ministries.
What do we hear God saying to this Body? Several years ago Prophet John Webster ministered the word of the Lord over me for this body. It included the following three things:
1) An increase of job status for those who are seeking the Lord
2) An increase of finances that will cause all bills to be paid
3) A clearer perception to the line of demarcation drawn concerning the powers of darkness and the powers of light.
I want to share some thoughts with you today concerning the Prophetic Word. It has come to my attention the very phrase, “the prophetic word,” often hinders, scares, or confuses those who are not familiar with the term. Let me give you a definition and then we will look into the word and then we will minister a spiritual application concerning what the Lord is speaking to us today.
Prophesy - to foretell events while speaking under the anointing and inspiration, to exercise the prophetic office, i.e. be given inspiration from God. To be used as a mouthpiece by God to speak, sing, or clearly depict that which is relevant to a particular person or group of persons.
1 Corinthians 14:1-5 NKJV
1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.
2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.
3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.
5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.
It is necessary to understand prophecy in order to accept the full mantle of the calling of this church. We are going to prophesy salvation, healing, deliverance, the harvest. It is the time for what God has put in our hearts and minds to come out of our mouths. We are going to speak to the wind.
HERE IS WHAT GOD IS SPEAKING TO US TO DO TODAY
1. Hebrews 12:1 NKJV - Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
2. Stir up that which is in you. 2 Timothy 1:6 NKJV - Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
3. Prophesy to the winds - Isaiah 43:5-6 NKJV
5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, And gather you from the west;
6 I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, And My daughters from the ends of the earth;
4. Call it into being - Declare that which is not as though it were.
LOOK AT THE POWER OF PROPHECY
Ezekiel 37:1-10 NKJV - Here we saw God was revealing power to us through the prophetic word as spoken to the breath.
Jeremiah 1:4-14 NKJV
4 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."
6 Then said I: "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth."
7 But the LORD said to me: "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
8 Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD.
9 Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant."
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" And I said, "I see a branch of an almond tree."
12 Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word."
13 And the word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see a boiling pot, and it is facing away from the north."
14 Then the LORD said to me: "Out of the north calamity shall break forth On all the inhabitants of the land.
Is this message for you? Yes it is. Do you need to do anything about it? Yes you do.
This will cause you to walk in the place the Lord has created for you and you will see results.
A word of caution is to be careful you are not doing things for the Lord so that man will see or know about it. You will lose your blessing when you present to others what all you do for the Lord.
Be blessed and may Jesus be your peace.