The Prophetic & Rhema Word of the Lord for 2005©
Annual Prophetic Word by
John Mark Pool, Prophetic Evangelists
Word to the World Ministries
5758 Groom Road ē LA 70714
Web site: www.wordtotheworldministries.org
Hebrew Calendar Year: 5765
Calendar Year: 2005
As I draw into the Secret Place of God during the close of each year to hear the voice of God for each approaching year, I sensed the shifting in the heavenlies for 2005. The Lord allowed me to see many things in the Spiritual Realm for this New Year. As you know, the revelation begins in the spiritual realm first as the Lord then displays His physical occurrences with many ingredients involved to bring this to pass. Nonetheless, I felt the Lord impress on me during this time of writing that the catastrophic tsunami wave that flooded Southeast Asian countries including Sri Lanka, India, and Indonesia, was reversed as was manifested first in the physical is but an example of what God is about to do spiritually around the globe and in the USA. We have seen a major shifting! This is for sure one of the spiritual realms that is to certainly come full circle this year. I saw many things that involve Isaiah 40:22 that emphasized the "Circle of the Earth."
"CHUWG, chuwg, is Hebrew for circle. We are coming into full circle of the Earth! The Christian Voice will become a voice to be reckoned with this year and for sure in the next 4 years. Job 22:14 says, "He walketh in the circuit of heaven." Jehovah God is our Lord and He encircles the whole earth and now we must do the same.
We will begin to experience many blessings coming full circle this year! We have seen prior much seed planted in 2004 and the blessings will now come. Favor is upon all those who seek the Lord to get into His Circle of Completeness! I had an open vision in my secret place and saw the heavens open up and all the worshippers were around the throne room. The saints began to praise louder and the music brought the throngs into several circles. As the same praise and worship music played to the identical beat or rhythm the circles connected hand in hand and many arms overlapping arms as one circle danced one way the other immediately in front of those went to the worship music the opposite direction. It was constant circular motion of masses of worshippers praising the Lord in both dance and singing in rhythm in circular motions. It was spectacular and I felt the Lord say to me that we will connect here on this earth with that spirit of unity and move in a circular motion as we physically circle the earth. Also, Godís blessings are coming home to connect many dots that make a huge net. This net of blessing is getting bigger and will soon circle the earth! I viewed what I feel was another rendition of more layers of praise leading to worship with the "wheels inside wheels" circling to the High Praise of Jehovah God. Ezekiel saw this in Chapter 10:9-13, "9 Each of the four cherubim had a wheel beside him, and the wheels sparkled like chrysolite.
10 All four wheels looked the same; each wheel had a second wheel turning crosswise within it.
11 The cherubim could move forward in any of the four directions they faced, without turning as they moved. They went straight in the direction in which their heads were turned, never turning aside.
12 Both the cherubim and the wheels were covered with eyes. The cherubim had eyes all over their bodies, including their hands, their backs, and their wings.
13 I heard someone refer to the wheels as "the whirling wheels."
On the other hand, I saw other circles that will cause much devastation. I saw many large hurricanes coming to the south central, and the extreme Eastern USA, especially the mid and upper Atlantic seaboard. The recent earthquakes, floods and hurricanes are only to increase upon the earth as this year will experience even more catastrophes both in the USA and countries that purposefully denounce and persecute citizens who believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord by whom all humans must believe in order to have access to the only one true Jehovah God.
We will see more of the merciful hand of God grab the attention of the earthís population as the major shaking that is about to happen takes place. These are birth pangs of a Major Move of God, as the world has never seen. This "child of God" has been awaiting His timing for years. Now in 2005, the year of Grace, God will begin such a major birthing of a Move of God as this country has yet to experience.
The breaking and shaking is the as in the natural birth process. The "water has broken" (especially in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, and that area) and now the breaking forth of the flow of God will move in. The shaking is the equivalent to the pushing and delivering forth anything that God wants to move out. God told me again as was emphasized last year that we must be willing as leaders of churches and ministries to lay aside every form of personal agendas. The Body of Christ will begin to reach across all man-made boundaries and denominational borders to grab each other linking arm in arm to fulfill this John 17 prayer of Jesus for unity in His Bride. A baby that will come is moving out, but just before the moving out, then the dragon that has been perched in the way, must also be shaken out. That old dragon has infected the Body of Christ long enough with the spirit of division.
Whatever is not of God must be shaken or broken off. God means anything that has taken the agenda upon it to stop Godís prophetic destiny. (Prophetic destiny is destiny known because God chose to reveal His will and announced this destiny many times through the years). Yes the "breaker anointing" we had last year is still in effect. We will see the games of this "churchiosity age" broken off. We will begin to see further walls of manmade plans crumble before our eyes.
Denominations will begin to realize this and that will cause pure-hearted leaders to rejoice and begin walking in love of the Father and in holiness from Jehovah God. This will be a year to see "iniquitous patterns of old ways to do new things" broken down and shaken out of the way. (See The Best is Yet Ahead by Chuck Pierce and Rebecca Wagner Sytsema at www.Glory-of-Zion.com).
The enemy of God will become pulled into a circle he thinks he has developed, but it is instead a major plan of God to draw in some major Eastern and Mid-Eastern strongholds into a circle that is actually a noose to literally strap three major strongholds together. The enemy will see this a "Great Alliance of the East" and see it as control against Jehovahís plan, but will end up causing a latter day (Kingdom calendar day) demise. This will in turn give the nation of Israel peace they have not known before this year.
Their circle is being brought to a "Full Circle" as many more come to the homeland and Jerusalem is made again a prominent name in the household of the entire world. (This is actually not peace, yet it is a season of peace.). Israel has not been forgotten nor left to fend for herself. Jehovah is the defender of His chosen people. The new embracing of the anti-Semitism views is causing destruction to come upon those who embrace this view. The Word of the LORD is true and sharper than any two edged sword and those who choose to reduce the Jewish Nation as "not Godís chosen" or minimize what God called His chosen people as now "common" is not good wisdom and will surely bring Godís judgment upon whatever group embraces this teaching. Ezekiel 44:23 says it best, "They will teach my people the difference between what is holy and what is common, what is ceremonially clean and unclean." NLT.
Also read again now Hebrews 10:29-31, "29 Think how much more terrible the punishment will be for those who have trampled on the Son of God and have treated the blood of the covenant as if it were common and unholy. Such people have insulted and enraged the Holy Spirit who brings God's mercy to his people.
30 For we know the one who said, "I will take vengeance. I will repay those who deserve it." He also said, "The Lord will judge his own people."
31 It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
I saw world leaders coming and circling around the new Israeli/Palestinian Alliance, as this will open a venue for the Bride of Christ to make ready themselves for the Bridegroom who is preparing Himself even now! He is prepared and waiting on us even now! We are the ones that need to get ready for Him. That means we must have our oil filled in our lamps with plenty extra to spare. Prophetic synchronization time is coming into the circle of the earth. This is the day of salvation. The Harvest is ready and will be even more prepared to come in as more breaking and shaking increases this year and especially the next 3 years.
The enemy when he thinks he has outdone himself in the East, he will find out that he really has, for out of the East shall rise a three-fold cord that will not hang the church, but will literally see the three strongholds of the enemy hung! It will be a display of Godís future Victory of the Church and the demise of satan.
When the saints enter into the unity of the Body of Christ, then we are complete in Him, when the enemy comes into that circle it then goes from the strap he thought was a binding agent for his false alliances becomes a snare that jerks him up by his feet and pulls him right out into view of all to see. The world will behold the demise of Osama Ben Laden. He is to be hung in the eyes of the world. The devil deceives them to think that as a martyr for his cause, many will fall for this, yet it will not work, as God reveals the motifs while exposing the enemy. This is the beginning of the false peace that the world feels is the ultimate peace. Be ready to see further major strongholds exposed. This is a reprieve, as there will not be real peace until our Messiah returns for His Bride!
This is the time for the Church to seize the moments of the "exhale of the world leaders" that causes them to relax with a newfound calm. We must now work diligently with the new connections that God has been giving us. Refuse to be concerned about the affiliations yet be affirmed in the Lord by the power of walking in new relationships with a common goal to become prepared for the "tsunami harvest" of souls that is coming! Now is the time to capitalize on the new connections and interactions with new contacts all over the world in the Body of Christ to join together in the "full circle that God has ordained for this year." This is the year of Great Grace. You can shout in the spirit of violent Praise and Worship, "Grace, Grace!" to any mountain that has loomed over you and your family and you will see it crumble this year! ("Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." Psalm 133:1 Bold emphasis added by author).
Look for Five Major Transformations within the Church in 2005
1) Breaking, 2) Shaking 3) Making 4) Baking 5) Taking
God wants the church to continue to go through these five changes as a metamorphous for purification to become the purifier.
1) Breaking. There is a breaking off anything in the Body of Christ that has begun attaching itself that is not of the Lord. (I saw barnacles attached to the legs of a tall tower deep in the ocean.) I also see many dry and brittle limbs breaking off that have almost become preserved by traditions of men. I see sacred cows in yesterdayís victories and old stale manna being sacrificed to the bonfire of purification. They were not bringing forth new fruit, but held to the brittle branches and old dried withered fruit that was long gone and used to remember the past as if they had become "plaques of self-praise underscoring the existence of their traditions."
The "breaker anointing" that was prophesied by many last year is still into effect this year. Let the Lord break out of you anything that would prevent a blessing from coming toward the middle and the last quarter of this year. What you do in the first month will allow your blessing to be set up in advance for this yearís end! His breaking is a very good thing. Let God break out all the past dead, destructive ways that will set you up for the victory around the corner. Also, I hear the Lord telling us that we must break out of old patterns that worked yesterday and let God remove those former monuments we try to erect for the "carnal" approach to prove we have the "goods" to produce the direction of our churches, ministries, etc.
However, God does not abolish all the history He gave us as tracks of where He has taken us, yet we do not stay at the area of those mighty victories to GO IN AND TAKE NEW GROUND! I see the Body of Christ being instructed by the Lord to let go of the former to embrace the new gates that He is opening. The Lord showed me that I must let go of the back door handle to go to the front door and open it up and go out the new door! Let the breaker-anointing take out the dead branches of the past to make room for the new. In the example of processing, the Lord showed me a threshing floor that was used to take the wheat in and separate the outer husks and get it down to the pure product. That crushing is the "breaker anointing" to take away the carnality and crust build-up around the people of God. He is doing this in the Body and now is a major time of breaking down the carnal that leads to a "religious look," but this left covered long enough around the kernel of wheat will cause decay.
Fulfillment of the purpose for the wheat starts when it is broken off the stalk and carried into the threshing floor. The wheat cannot bypass this processing or otherwise it would only become food for animals. If allowed to have God break our outer shell down and remove them, He can refine the product. Remember, you can make the choice to become pure refined flour and ultimately the Bread of Heaven or fodder to be eaten by animals.
2) Shaking. A shaking and sifting is in store for us in the Body and the world. What has been broken off will be removed and then the shaking is coming. We will begin to put everything upon His shaker screen and allow Jehovah God to shake us up. As the Hebrew writer tells us so clearly in Hebrews 12:25-29:
25 See to it that you obey God, the one who is speaking to you. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, how terrible our danger if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!
26 When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: "Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also."
27 This means that the things on earth will be shaken, so that only eternal things will be left.
28 Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.
For our God is a consuming fire.
When the shaking is going on, there are lots of seemingly good ingredients that not only get sifted to be better in the "blending stage" but also a residue that will not blend into the other refined flour and is left on top of the screen. This is the former parts of the right ingredients, yet had become too hard to even sift. They cannot be blended and that is the results of the hardness that comes from not submitting to the Lord and His ever-changing directions from the throne room. One day the Body of Christ will understand that we must be able to adjust as He directs. If that cannot occur, the immovable will be left at the top of the screen and will be cast aside for the "new blend" that is ready for the blending of the Masterís hands.
It is not easy to change once we get comfortable to our surroundings. Nevertheless this is truly a year to "move with the fire and the cloud." (Numbers14: 14 "They will tell this to the inhabitants of this land, who are well aware that you are with this people.") They know, LORD, that you have appeared in full view of your people in the pillar of cloud that hovers over them. They know that you go before them in the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.).
Thus He will sift His church this year as refined flour. When the Lord showed this vision to me at the end of 2004, I saw a huge sifter screen and it was not large lumps that remained at the top of the screen, rather it was small crumbs and flecks. They were enough, however, that if left together would require being removed at a later time. God is the "master chef" and will only have the pure and refined ingredients. I heard the Lord say this is the "premium refined flour that is cake and bread flouróonly grade ĎAí for My Making." My Church, My Bride, will be one without spot or blemish! We need to see that running from the threshing and further refining is to become presumptuous to God because we are in essence saying that we can do this without relying upon Jesus Christ.
I felt the Lord impressing upon me the size of a "grain of sand, and even many grains of sand are unnoticeable in the church, however they are very noticeable to the consumer! (The Lord took me back to my days as a missionary to East Africa. We would eat bread that looked award-winning and upon biting down, it would have particles of sand that could not be refined out with their crude equipment, so we bit carefully, and it became the talk of the table as even the tiniest grain could cause discomfort between the teeth!)
This is so with our Body of Christ today. God wants a purified Church. He wants us "spotless." He wants us daily covered under the Blood of Jesus and not the carnality of manís plans. We must allow the Lord to remove the "money changers" that have begun to usurp Godís plan and His people! We must have the correct teachings on the "prosperity" of God and not "Manís Rich Plan for gain at the expense of the sheep!"
This is but one sifting that is happening this year and will continue to grow intensely for the next 4 years.
Notice how Jesus addressed the issue in Matthew 21:12-13,
12 Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the merchants and their customers. He knocked over the tables of the moneychangers and the stalls of those selling doves.
13 He said, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be called a place of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves!" (KJV, bold emphasis added by author.).
Shaking takes the person who feels comfortable in how they have always done things to be further broken down to the refined product. The Lord told me "lumps are bumps and refined is smooth." God is taking out the bumps in the Body of Christ that have again said they want to be there yet want to reach back to insulate their refining process with somewhat self-made coverings.
A lump became a lump with some form of moisture that was brought in and caused it to clot up and not get on through the process. The moisture is not supposed to be in the process yet and that is often an attempt to grab onto a way of the flesh to appropriate the will of God. The last word you got from the prophet didnít say to go ahead and add water! You are just an act of obedience to God away from your next miracle level. Our obedience to Godís orders will be even more refined down to the very intents of our hearts. (12 "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." Hebrews 4:12,13 KJV). God is trying to get us to be "broken and spilled out" and not contained in our own little agendas such as the way we see it, or how we always did it, or the "watered-down" truth of the Word, yet He wants us to get the truth that sets the lumps free!
We must decide to let go of our way and embrace the new sifting pattern to further refine our walk with Him or we will otherwise be left exactly where we chose. Ultimately that leads to the refuse bin. When the sifting is over, and the chef decides it is time to start mixing, the crumbs on top of the sifter are dumped into the trash container. God does not tolerate stubbornness because it is a product of the root of rebellion and that is as the sin of witchcraft. ("For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry." 1 Samuel 15:23 NKJV).
A further note to Shaking (sifting) is that any good cook does not just throw in the raw flour that is not sifted thoroughly because the lumps in that flour may seem insignificant, yet when the moisture and other products get added, it will take on more than its share and not blend in yet create larger lumps sure to become major bumps in the future. That is the sure way to create a loaf of good-looking bread yet in the middle it will have large cavities where a lump was burned up in the oven and left a great vacuum. This is where many are now and the Lord wants to make New Bread and get rid of the old.
The refinement process is so important because the rest of the product depends upon this process to remove any impurities. As this process takes place we can be sure that the "judgement has begun in the house of the Lord."
(17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
18 Now "If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?"
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.") 1 Peter 4:17 NKJV-bold emphasis added by author.
We as the Body of Christ must embrace the change that is inevitable from sifting. Our refinement may even cause some to be dislodged from some places they are fond of and need to see the "rasping" of removal of the comfort zone replaced by the blending into the Body where needed. This is the submitting of our will to God and to the leaders where God directs us to serve. This is true whether it is an apostolic leader in our larger scale of a ministry or the members submitting to the pastor God has called us to serve.
More shifting and sifting is coming!
There is even a further leadership sifting coming in that Godís chosen leaders of His Church do not allow it to become "their" church and thus can genuinely let go of the "re-directing" that God is ultimately doing. In other words, Pastors and leaders must be ready to release with a blessing of grace to those whom God changes. You will know in your "heart-of-hearts" whether or not they need to stay or go, but God says if you hold them back and you know they should go, you will be in the sifter with them! Wow!
Once the baker has performed the sifting of the flour, it is now in a pure and refined state it is ready for the next phase the Lord revealed that will take place this year: making.
3) Making. Another good word that describes this process in baking is the blending of all the ingredients necessary for the creation of the product. You will see the flour, oil, salt, eggs, honey, and other flavoring spices go into this process. No matter what God does to make HIS CHURCH, we must embrace as a nation that it is God who is our MAKER!
Making is pouring all ingredients into the same container and then "stirring them up" as to blend them together. This is where all Godís creation must embrace the necessary changes to become "one blended dough" ready for the baking. Without this blending we remain independent and keep our product from the mix. This is where the church must learn to embrace the change of letting those purified ingredients become what He planned for them to become. I feel some of this has already begun and the blending is taking place more in other areas of the world than even here, and those areas are now in the "setting and rising" place because they have chosen to become blended together to be seen as a "follower of Jesus Christ" rather than one ingredient of the mix.
As they rise more it may appear that they are sitting still now compared to the earlier shaking process, but remember "10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
Prophet Isaiah documented Godís heart in Isaiah 45:6-12,
6 so all the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I am the LORD, and there is no other.
7 I am the one who creates the light and makes the darkness. I am the one who sends good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things.
8 Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. I, the LORD, created them.
9 "Destruction is certain for those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot ever argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, 'Stop, you are doing it wrong!' Does the pot exclaim, 'How clumsy can you be!'
10 How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father and mother, 'Why was I born? Why did you make me this way?'"
11 This is what the LORD, the Creator and Holy One of Israel, says: "Do you question what I do? Do you give me orders about the work of my hands?
12 I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the millions of stars are at my command.
God is Maker of both heaven and earth and all the inhabitants on it!
The Lord gave this Bread recipe process so as to observe the five steps clearly and, of course, as in any creation; you may break these major steps into many more sub-heading operations. In this making process the Lord revealed that adding in this years ingredients would come the milk, the oil, and the honey. This is when He can now place the much-needed "yoke" of His Body (a play on words!) in the mixture. The egg actually acts in the ingredients as the "glue and substance" that assists in holding the mixture together. We must now allow ourselves to be "yoked up to the Lord and only His direction." Otherwise it could be a beautiful product but lack the substance that comes from being in the yoke with the LORD. "29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:29,30. KJV.
Remember that when you are yoked with the Lord and in His perfect will your trials and tests are not stressful. Flesh is the reason for stress.
Many will refuse to be blended thinking they have been given the "authorized version" on how to fulfill Godís purpose. "Religious spirits" get caught up in legalistic ways that further restricts the purpose that Jesus brought to us with His message in John 17. We must embrace one another in the Body of Christ and not judge the "eggs value against the milk or the honey against the oilís." This is where the "rubber meets the road" as far as testing the level your church will advance in the future. If you believe you and your band of 25 people have the right answers and the others are just taking on the sinking ship of liberality you will miss the will of God to be in the blend of the Maker! This is the last chance for many to get on board. If you miss getting into the blend and are not mixed with the right ingredients, your gift will become your curse!
You think that because God called you and gave you special giftings such as prophesying, preaching, teaching, interpretation of dreams, singing, etc, then you will be plagued with the unfulfilled hollowness of polishing upon your gifts before a very limited crowd that seeks only the gift and not the giver of that gift. You will be known then by the fruit you produceóhay, wood and stubble. Therefore, jump gladly into the blender trusting God until He will smooth things out in His time. You cannot escape, no matter how much exemption you think your gift has provided, the blending is preparation for those gifts to absorb into one another. This is especially gained through time spent alone with God in true repentance and prayer. He is blending you and ultimately your gift will make room for itself. You are not the gift, but a carrier of Godís gift to the Body of Christ. We must think again if we feel that what we have to offer the blend is from our own ability. We must think again! God allows no substitutes in His mix! Remember, nothing will be allowedóincluding attempts of flesh or of the enemyóto be "fake in the cake!" I heard the Lord say, only "pure ingredients will be allowed, and no impurities will be allowed to defile the Bread of Life!"
Also, another thing is because of this word and many others God has chosen to warn you with and you refused to listen, then you will be near and see the awesome presence of the new "bread of presence the world is now wanting that you cannot offer. Why? Because for you to offer it, you will have to go to the beginning and go back through the breaking and shaking to be allowed in the next mixture for the making!"
Let us return back to the good dough that is blended. What do we do now? Wait upon the timing of the Lord. That is the New Church God is bringing together time to rise upon the atmosphere of absorbing one another.
Absorbing is the necessary time that it takes others to incorporate that ingredient you brought into the mix and vice versa. The eggs are no longer on their own in a bowl; they are all over you! Likewise, you are perhaps the honey and you have been all over them. Soon the mixture will become one new product! This is where the Body of Christ must arrive before we see the lost and hurting world won for this last hour outpouring.
Any bread maker will attest that this "waiting on the dough to rise" process is one of the most critical in the entire baking process. If you wait too long it gets too big and becomes full of "air" and then bursts and falls flat. If not allowed to rise long enough, then the bread is not expanded enough and is baked as thick dough with not much texture. It must wait on the right timing and then it is ready for the next step of baking. ("17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work" Ecclesiastes 3:17).
I felt like the Lord impressed me to say that some are going to say that we eat dough all the time. Others can say that we eat the bread no matter what it turns out like. But that is because you have never had the "Bread of His Presence." Wait upon the Lord and allow that special gift you have been given to blend into the overall product. This will also allow you to be still and to receive what God has been trying to give you from other groups, yet you have not allowed yourself to receive because you were not in the mix. (3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV.) Now you are in the mix and do not leave it too early. The best is yet to come!
I saw the Lord as if His hand was on a large stopwatch and He was saying, "Yet a little while, my children." ("36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.") Hebrews 10:36,37. KJV. Bold added by author. When the right amount of waiting upon the Lord has caused us to learn how to blend into the right mix while we allow our faith to arise, then the heat is applied.
4. Baking. Once the dough has risen and the amount of rising has expanded the loaf to proper shape and size it must go into the oven. This is a process that transforms combined ingredients to become truly one totally different flavor than they were prior to the making. In other words, the eggs have lost their own flavor to add to the new product. The honey is no longer has a flavor to itself. The heat process is melting and processing to purify each ingredient into one whole loaf. The new product will be taking on an entire name to show off when finished! (Notice that God always renamed those He choseólike Jacob into Israelóto become transformed for His service.) You see the completion of this process is accomplished in the fire. Once you have allowed your gifts and calling to blend into the Body to be made in the image of the creator, then you are dying to your old ways and taking on an entire new name. You are no longer salt, oil or honey. You are now a tried product that came through the sacrifice with a cleansed and transformed nature. You now are offering yourself to the Body and worshipping the Giver and not the gift!
Ponder upon this for a moment, I heard the Lord impress upon me. As I did, I heard Him say to me, "When did you ever walk into a bakery and upon the baker offering you a fresh, hot slice of bread, say to him, "Wow, didnít that honey taste good in there. And the eggs are really great too!" No! You said that is awesome bread. You see the entire process had to have the right ingredients, process and master baker to know when to say it is bread.
If you bake your bread too long, it gets crusty and burned and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. If undercooked, then the middle is not finished and unfit to set before guests or serve to dignitaries. By the way, the latter is very nice looking on the outside but the inside is undone! We have many that come out of the fire too early! Even the fire has the issue of right timing! It is the overall process that counts and not simply the appearance. The melting is what takes place in the fire. All that individuality and feelings of acquisition as if you own a gift is presented to God in the fires of sacrifice. As that happens the fire of His altar and the fire of intensity of Godís love for us genuinely transforms us.
As we go through the melting of the fire the other processes have prepared the Body of Christ for this heat transformation. Everything has been made ready but it will never go to the final taking to the world if the fire of the altar is not completed. However, when the world sees the well-blended Bread of Life having freshly emerged from the fire of sacrifice, then they will want it. They will see that this is not of flesh but from God. It does not try to display how great the gift is for their needs, but how the maker of all gifts meets their needs. ("17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17 KJV).
Jesus used the Bread as an example as He taught on the earth recorded in John 6:32, "32 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 "For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." NKJV.)
The world is ready for the real Bread of Life, but they will not storm your church doors looking for it because you placed a sign over your building that reads, "Bread Available, Inquire Inside!" That brings us up to the last step in this five-step process the Lord gave me in that vision. We come out of the oven with the fresh Bread of Life and then we must TAKE the Bread of Life to the hungry world!
The Lord showed me the last step as if bread trucks were hurriedly leaving a bakery with fresh bread loaded for their daily routes to destinations all over the city. The Lord let me know this is what will begin to take place in His Church. WE must take the bread to the hungry.
We may have all the wonderful events, revival services, dramas and constant flurries of activities happening around our beautiful buildings, but not accomplishing the TAKING process. Nothing takes the place of a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ delivering a loaf of fresh Bread of life to a hungry soul!
Thus, we are to see a major shift into further marketplace evangelism and ministry as never before. This is really the wave that is announcing the arrival of the major "spiritual tsunami" that is about to sweep over our country.
This one is now gaining momentum as national leaders of the church place emphasis on the marketplace evangelism. Evangelism is winning lost souls and the lost souls congregate in the commerce centers and the metropolitan areas. We will see the major cities become evangelism "hubs" as the "wheels within the wheel" of Godís plan. America offers the best free market enterprise opportunity in the world. We have always been the country with leadership in financial success for the world to come and participate daily. Many new books are on the scene addressing the marketplace evangelism. Last year I was able to meet Rich Marshall and highly recommend his book, God @ Work. Also, you must get a comprehensive overview of the New Church Rising to this arena in Dr. Bill Hamonís book, The Day of the Saints. The literature from this last day movement is worth reading and highly beneficial in preparing your leadership for this growing evangelism paradigm.
Our Church is now being positioned to become the leaders we should be in the commerce, trade centers and governmental offices as well-blended loaves of greatly desired products with a "now-word" of love, acceptance and forgiveness that leads a questioning world to hope.
This is an exciting year for entrepreneurial, business-minded, and marketplace ministers. FAVOR will be in abundance from God for this year and for certain in the next three years. I remember that God used me to prophesy in September of 1999 that the now President George W. Bush would be not only elected as president in 2000, but would be elected for two (2) consecutive terms. In that prophecy, the Lord gave me the word that our "years of plenty" will be during those two terms. Do not hold back as we have three more years in that time frame. We have seen these prophecies come to pass so now is the time to be bold as a Lion in the marketplace and to use the wisdom of Joseph when gaining shares of harvest. Get your market share now, as I heard the Lord tell me that it does belong to His church. Now is the time! Invest, buy, expand, multiply, increaseÖthis is the year of Godís grace for extreme Favor! Favor is awaiting one ingredient this year in your lifeóobedience. The obedient are the oneís who will eat the fat of the land! (19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;" Isaiah 1:19 KJV.
Now you see the taking of the product God used in my vision is Bread. Yes, it is the Bread of Life! That does include "life more abundantly!"
Taking the bread to the hungry is the heart of God for His Church, or His People while here on this earth. We in the year of Grace and Favor will see much return on the investments made and the Kingdom investments are certainly going to bring a major return in "profits" and in "prophets" in the remainder of this year of Grace and Favor in 2005.
Warning: Do not allow the old houses of Saul to creep back into your lives! Remember the House of Saul is over. Saul is dead and the House of David is alive and open for business! King David established Godís Kingdom and built storehouses full of provision for His temple. We will be doing this even greater each year on.
Do not look to your past to predict your next three years God has declared as the Favor of the Lord upon His Church! This is where people make a major mistake looking into what is history to predict their future. This becomes more of a "calculated venture" rather than an act of blind faith to simply obey what God has already declared.
The only thing you can do for your future that deals with your past is to dig out the wells that God gave you that have become stopped up with the fall out from the shaking God did for your life as you submitted to the processing. Those wells are to be unplugged and allow the fresh, free-flowing springs of living water that will be the anointing you will need in your future. Yes, God is about to allow you to experience a "blow-out gusher" of living water!
Fresh oil is coming into the houses of the obedient! Oil is representing the wealth of the Church is about to abound! (3 "Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, 'There is not a vessel more.' And the oil stayed.")
2 Kings 4:3-6, KJV.
I see the tops of our oil bottles taken off and the Lord says throw them away, because it will not need to be covered as I will keep filling them regularly. The oil will flow if you do not become miserly. This is the season to allow the living waters, the new oil of his anointing and provision and the sweet honey of His presence to flow through each of us! Now is the time to see the major Tsunami of His Holy Spirit flow into the main streets, the marketplaces, the government sectors, the sanctuaries and the stadiums of the world. Yes, today is the season of Godís grace for the overflow anointing! Even now, an incomparable size spiritual tsunami Move of God is poised to hit us very soon.
The prayers of His intercessors have gone up to His altar and He has taken a "scent check" over His altar and He told me that He likes the aroma of those prayers in His nostrils!
What I saw in this vision:
This morning I heard the abundance of a mighty earthquake having just occurred in the heavenlies. A major shift is taking place in Godís realm of the spiritual and the supernatural. Yet again, I was overwhelmed that I felt He impressed during this time that our country will experience soon what I saw in the spiritualómajor earthquakes and extreme flooding. Flooding was seen in the central and the Southern United States. I saw New Orleans literally 20 feet underwater across the main downtown area. At this time of flooding in New Orleans, I saw it as a sewer full of debris and every form of garbage floating around and swirling in the flood. The French Quarter will be wiped out in the flood. Bourbon Street will be abandoned. Alligators will be swimming where dens of iniquity once abounded.
Sinís investors will let go of the territory. They reside in other areas and will be seeing this as a place of unstable investment for future plans of sin. Godís Kingdom investors will step in and be allowed to bid on properties abandoned by the sin investors. Then the superdome will be available to purchase for 1/10th of a cent on the dollar! This will one day be called the "Glory Dome" as a move of God will be based out of it and make it a "Healing and Restoration Center" grabbing worldwide attention. This Glory Dome will go on continually on a 24/7 basis. ("9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts." Haggai 2:9 KJV.)
New faces, new places, divine appointments and doors are swinging wide open!
This is a year I saw in a short vision of an open heaven with throngs of worshippers near the throne room, as the music began a specific melody continuously, then circles of worshippers began to form in large circles with one group right in front of another all dancing to the right and the next in the same rhythm to the left and so on. The idea for you to see is one circle going around one way and another just inside that circle with people going the opposite way. They are all moving in unison to the glorious music from the throne room and worshipping the Lord of Hosts!
UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST:
They all came together by connecting hand-in-hand and the Lord said that this is My pleasure for My Body to come together and become "connected" in unity as you learn to drop all self-made agendas for My Purpose!
Connections, connections, connections!
"God Appointments" will beat any "good appointments" as we walk in His directions. I heard the Lord say to connect first with HIM and then pay close attention to what He says and follow the details for your "Divine Connections!"
Again I heard the Lord use the word favor, as it will play a major role in your future as you move about in the family of God. Nurture the family He gives you. Divest yourself from the "Lots" of your life. Abraham had to separate himself from Lot before God completed his promise to give him the land. We have allowed many self-appointed connections to come into our lives. You as ministry leaders cannot allow flesh to masquerade as appointed upon your mantle from the Lord. It is time to be where you are supposed to be with whom God has appointed you doing what you are supposed to be doing. God wants nothing more, or nothing less. Refined obedience is the key for this hour.
INCREASEÖ.The Kingdom of God is exploding!
This year is a year the Lord is going to put on your calendar as a "Banner Year of Increase!"America will move right on ahead to the demise of all hellís hosts of demons because of Major Breakthrough! There will also be a major breakthrough in the Middle East and the Eastern Countries. Even now there is evidence of breakthrough in the Middle East. (NOTE: this was written much before the history-making elections in Iraq.).
Even as I was writing, I saw the terroristís regimes being "unplugged" from power.
This is happening because of Godís leadership in office, President George W. Bush and his new cabinet and new appointments. He has made a cabinet appointment that will win a major Peace Award viewed by the world on TV.
Also, I sense the Lord saying you had stamina to get to this point and the Lord would say, "I like My people growing strong in mighty accomplishments and not giving up but gaining land that I promised you!"
UNHOLY ALLIANCES ARE DESTROYED
Unholy alliances are the ones like Osama Ben Laden and the malicious terrorist network that is now being uprooted and destroyed. Even as this is written, he is closer than ever to a noose around his neck that he himself prepared. The enemy cannot stand the tightness he is now feeling "circling" around him ever so closely. He is about to be revealed, exposed and hung in the public square for the world to view. This will be the beginning of the remainder of the noose of Godís grace to cinch two more up and the old strongholds will topple and they will be hung up to be viewed by the world. All of this will begin the seven-month trial for world exposure.
The New Courses will become the compass in Godís hand to give new directions from a Mid-Eastern Peace Accord, binding 3 main countries to a unified force causing a "bear to lose its teeth and to stop the growl!" The bear is ready to become overfed and nourished as she prepares for a 3-year hibernation season. This will allow the work of Godís people to swiftly position many ministry centers and locations in this once riddled country to begin open evangelism as the world would have never believed possible! Israel will be asking for this Christian outreach and the door is now opening.
New chartered courses are on the The Churchís horizon and will begin to take front row seats in the world as a force- the Body of Christ-is to be reckoned with! Yes, love can be caring, fair and yet even firm to show its position created by God to possess the land, not co-exist and compromise!
Now is a banner year of growing, new birth, new alignments from Godís Compass and new increase in every area. You should be excited to be a part of something so majestic as Godís green light of growth and expansion preparing us for a Major Move of God as has never been experienced in America before!
We must be preparing for the deliverance of the destitute, the development of new recruits and deployment of the seasoned to go out and "bear much fruit." ("8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples." John 15:8 KJV). Godís plan is in motion to exponentially grow far beyond human understanding. Most will be saying in the midst of the harvest, "This could only be a result of the Jehovah God. The God of "More-than-enough!"
This is the "Now Season"óthe season of sowing and reaping that is coming together. ("11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt." Amos 9:11-14 KJV).
There is a season on its way, however that is a season that comes from destruction in our land. This is a setup for our country, America, to again become aware that God is Jehovah, and He alone is able to bring shaking, earthquakes, and thick clouds of smoke, lightening and leveling winds with accompanying torrential floods. Yet He is Jehovah God, and He can in the same instant, if the people repent, calm the raging sea, stay the wind and rain, stop the lightening in mid-strike and bring peace for His creation. They will again behold Him in all His glory as we become still and know that He is God!
This is the Rhema Word from the Lord for the year 2005. This is central in theme and idea as God placed them into my hands by many methods during the time awaiting His Word. However, many are a combination of composing as best as possible, dreams, visions, and words given in my heart during time in the secret place with Him. I ask that you pray for these words from God to bless you and to give you understanding of both the Creator and the creation. To God be all the glory forever and ever. Amen.
John Mark Pool