A team gathered at the Connector’s Meeting on December 1st & 2nd and experienced a wonderful time of sound workshop training, receiving direction and casting vision. We captured some pictures of this exciting meeting, and were extra blessed to share in the celebration of Donald Foery’s 80th birthday! This gathering ignited sound in worship, and passion for the Pray Oregon vision in 2018. Our own Kathy White, part of the Central Oregon Prayer Team & Region 6 Prayer Connector, penned the word given to her by the Lord after the meeting. We know you will be as blessed as we are! Here is a link to see more images: SEE MORE PICS
Last night I woke up at 2 with the heaviest grief of the sense of darkness, because of the encroachment of the enemy, through the media and entertainment and education industries, that have stolen the hearts, minds and eyes of the people. I see it first hand in the lives of my own sons and daughters and family members. I see it in the church. I see it in my own home and life.
I began to repent, and crying out for deliverance. For Christ. For revelation. As all of you have. We have all had this same knowledge of darkness and grief and labor of intercession. Travail. That is what happened Sunday at the Central Oregon Prayer Team meeting, when Jim Donahue began to share the scriptures of Christ’s burden to intercede. Ezekiel 9:4-11, Jeremiah 9:1, Jeremiah 13, and 14:17, Psalm 118:36, Revelations7:2&3. As he began to share them he came under attack from the enemy in his chest, and his face turned a grey ashen color. We had to stop intercession and pray over him until he was free. Then deep weeping and travail began. I believe it was a sign of the beginning of birth pains for this season. And intercession of Christs’ heart for now. For the people sitting in deep darkness.
I went back to sleep around 4. I woke again at 6. The first thing God spoke to me is what I know will confirm what The Holy Spirit has been speaking to you.
He said December 21 is the shortest Day of The Year. The darkest day. It represents the deep darkness over people in the Spirit. Then He said to me the most beautiful thing. I could feel so much hope and peace and love and His heart as He spoke. “Today is the acceptable time. Today, while it is still today, pray. I will hear from heaven. I have heard your weeping, your fasting, your prayers. Your steadfastness.” Even as in the natural realm as it is the shortest, darkest day of the year, Dec. 21, as light in the natural begins to break in adding more light a little longer to each day, I am breaking in, in The Spirit into all you have prayed and are praying each day revealing more of Myself each day until the longest brightest day of the year.”
“Be encouraged to pray into The Light. The breaking in of My Spirit more and more each day. Don’t relent, believe. With groaning, sounds, tambourines, dancing, worship, praise, fasting.”
He is Elohim, yoked together with His people. We are His exalted ones, His perfect partners. Song of Solomon 4 (Passion version ph. 32,34 endnotes), Psalm 102 “As God reveals Himself to Zion to restore and give her children, He responds to the prayers of the poor and broken…His re-created people.” Through this we give Him Glory! 2 Cor. 6 and Luke 2:37. I’ve added a web sight on travail you might like, http://nfj-intercession.weebly.com/travailing-intercession.html
I’m so blessed to be in this Ekklesia with you which, Yahweh Himself has raised up; together with Christ for such a time as this. Amen
Sincerely with love to all my brethren,
P.S. I can’t help but think how much more He must be showing all of you, who know much more in The Spirit than I do; being just a retired schoolteacher, who has not spent enough time yet in His Presence. So I’m hoping this opens a dialogue between all of us about His light breaking in more each day.