Since our 50th Anniversary gathering in 2017, God has spoken to us in powerful ways, confirming a bright future. As I consider His promises to us, I want to remind you of a very powerful word that was spoken through Dutch Sheets at our 2018 U.S. National Conference about the hovering of the Holy Spirit.
“This ministry is about to come into a greater anointing to birth. To give birth to the purposes of God in the earth.”
“The Holy Spirit is going to come and hover with His glory around you. He is going to hover, He is going to overshadow you, He is going to envelop you. He will plant the seed of the Son of God in you.”
“Luke 1:37 says, ‘For no word spoken by God is without power.’ I am saying to you what the angel said in Luke, ‘Holy Spirit is empowering those words and putting life in them and they will bring forth.’”
“The seed of My Word has life in it and when My Words are sown, they have the ability to reproduce. When My Word goes forth, Holy Spirit hovers around or releases His power with My Word and the two come together and now they are not just words they are life-words that begin to spring up and reproduce.”
His Word Will Not Fail
In the New Testament, God says, "My word is a seed." You are born again of incorruptible seed. Dutch explained that 'seed' is the word sperma. God is saying, "The seed of My Word has life in it and when My Words are sown, they have the ability to reproduce. When My Word goes forth, Holy Spirit hovers around or releases His power with My Word and the two come together and now, they are not just words, they are life-words that begin to spring up and reproduce." What a powerful, incredible truth!
Recently, Laurie Lischke and I wrote to you about our annual campaign to participate in A-Company. Read the full letter. This is about more than a sustained giving program, this is about fulfilling the word Dutch Sheets gave us at our 2018 U.S. National Conference: This is a year of birthing and Aglow has come into a greater anointing to deliver the purposes of God in the earth.
To be apostolic means you carry a breaker anointing. It’s an anointing that sees into the future and breaks up what currently exists, kind of like an icebreaker (a special class of ships designed to break even the thickest of ice and make the way accessible.) You break open a way to move forward into the future and into the fullness of what God has called us to be.
Move Toward Victory
At the beginning of this year, 2019, I had a strong sense that there would be a great battle raging between the power of evil and the Light Jesus brings to the world through us. We know that the power of evil loses but it doesn’t mean that the battle doesn’t become intense. We see it in the political realm and in nations that are struggling. I think of Venezuela and the challenges they are facing. It indeed is a time of battle and struggle and yet we are ever moving toward the victory that Jesus has declared over His people. He is going to show Himself strong in His Body internationally.
I just watched an interview Rowena Mondares, Communications Specialist in our Creative Services department, did with leaders of the Danville Community Lighthouse in Virginia, and a new friend of Aglow, Angie. This interview took place during the 2018 U.S. National Conference in Spokane, Washington.
First, Rowena does a fabulous job interviewing the ladies; I was so impressed with her questions. And, I enjoyed watching as she was overcome with emotion hearing firsthand what God is unfolding in Danville.
A powerful decree was made by Chuck Pierce at the 2018 U.S. National Conference in Spokane, Washington.
His decree came following the report being given at the podium of Aglow’s trip into Viet Nam earlier that year. As he listened, what he was hearing in his spirit was, “It is a move of God that has moved women from prayer warriors to apostolic-prophetic watchmen.” He went on to say, “This is a major shift and it is an identity expression that we have not seen in the past.”
I wish I could sit with you individually and have a chat. I love to hear people’s heart. I love hearing where each one is in their journey forward.
This has been a most interesting season of time with various situations taking place in our lives.
It is comforting to know that we are not alone, but surrounded by one another’s love, encouragement, and prayers.
My heart goes out to those among us who are dealing with personal illness, family illness, tragedies, and other ongoing situations that might keep a “normal” person down, but not this group! I love the way we just keep rising to meet every challenge with a determined desire to see God’s Glory manifested.
Joy to the World, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King!
As you have often heard me say, Christmas with all it brings, is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the lights. I love the sounds. I love the joy of being with friends and family and giving gifts. I love hearing hearts as we share over a meal, recalling the faithfulness of God throughout the generations.
As I have continued to process through my notes and have conversations with others that center around the messages we heard in Spokane, WA, my heart is continually overwhelmed by His Presence and His plans for Aglow worldwide.
In Richmond, VA the Lord spoke to us in powerful, confirming ways, calling us to come higher and to see as He sees. We sensed His assurances for the future as He re-mantled us, recommissioned us, and set us out once again to do His bidding.