Loving greetings from Engeltal, Valley of Angels! In a lovely moment of
communing with the Lord last week, I heard this in my spirit: “Rejection makes
you feel like you don’t belong. Connecting in the spirit with your Heavenly Father
assures you that you do!” You certainly belong to Him in an even greater way
than your offspring belong to you and than you belong to your parents. It’s a
relational belonging, and is anchored in His absolute, unconditional love for you!
More on that below, but first—
Finances Update: The January bills are covered! Hallelujah! We continue to give
glory and praise to the Lord and a huge thank you to those who gave to help us!
We have been able to pay off one credit card and will shortly be able to pay off a
second one. Three to go! We are so very grateful! Our aim is to live debt free in
2023! We are agreeing with you for the same in your finances!
February holds the annual building insurance for Covenant House of Prayer
(formerly known as Rainbow House of Prayer), and semi-annual vehicle
insurance for our small fleet, in addition to the regular monthly bills. We have also
been given word via a prophetic dream to buy supplies ahead for the events
coming up this year, so we will be moving on that as well. We are also gearing up
to do additional maintenance and renovations in the dwellings here but have
depleted that fund as we have fixed a LOT of things up in 2022. Thank you for
standing with us in full expectation of our Father’s abundant supply.
Basking in Love: This morning as I was waiting on the Lord and basking in His
love, I heard my husband Philip’s voice say the Hebrew word, “hoopa” (also
spelled chupah). He was in another room having his devotions! I have often heard
words in my spirit while praying, but I had never heard anything like this in the
voice of a person! But it makes sense that it would be my husband’s voice saying
this word that is indicative of the canopy under which a couple is married in the
Jewish tradition. But it’s not only a “tradition,” it’s also a biblical Hebrew term
found in Psalm 19:5, referring to the sun in its place in the heavens, “Which is as
a bridegroom coming out of his chamber [hoopa], and rejoices as a strong man to
run a race.”
Isaiah 4 speaks of a day soon to come when “the Branch of the Lord shall be
beautiful and glorious, and…. After the Lord has washed away the [moral] filth of
the daughters of Zion [pride, vanity, haughtiness] and has purged the bloodstains
of Jerusalem from the midst of it by the spirit and blast of judgment and by the
spirit and blast of burning and sifting. And the Lord will create over the whole site,
over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and
smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall
be a canopy [hoopa] (a defense of divine love and protection)” (Isaiah 4:2-5
We will soon see the fire of His glory in the outpouring of His Spirit, and over it will
be a hoopa for the Bride who has made herself ready in love, exhibiting the
character of her Bridegroom, Jesus!
The Global Outpouring: A few weeks before Etienne Blom came here in
October (you can watch the recordings of the meetings on our YouTube channel
or Facebook page), we interviewed him on our podcast (you can listen to it on this
link). He spoke of God’s fire that is hovering above the Earth, but nobody is
bringing it down. He said, “We’re waiting for a visitation of God to bring it down,
but He appointed us as kings. So, what needs to happen? We need to be the fire.
Because when we release the fire, we’re creating a platform for Him to manifest
because as He sees it in Heaven, if He sees a reflection of that on the earth,
that’s where He’s gonna manifest. So, He’s looking for places and people that He
can trust with His glory. So, it’s all about positioning. It’s about character. It’s
about desire, preparation.
“It was so profound…and now that you people are Global Outpouring, this will be
even more profound to you… He spoke to me one night and He a took me into a
vision into the spirit. He said, ‘Let Me show you something.’ And He appeared to
me as the Ancient of Days. And He had this huge, gigantic flask. So now you
must remember seeing Him in heavenly form, heavenly measure, that’s huge,
where the Earth is your footstool. Then He had this flask full of oil, glory, and fire.
And He started pouring it out onto the earth. And it started covering all of it, and
His words to me were, ‘Tell the people to be ready and prepare themselves for
the global outpouring.’ So I know, we’re on the verge of an outpouring of God like
the Earth has never seen before…. The reality is God’s glory is going to be
released in such a measure where people are literally gonna die in the in the
natural because they won’t be mature enough to host this glory. That’s where the
fear of the Lord comes to host His goodness… We haven’t seen a drop in the
ocean of the goodness of God yet.
“And you know His fire is actually His love. He says, ‘I’m an all-consuming fire.’
We don’t realize when God puts us in the fire, in the storm, in the desert, it is the
greatest opportunity for the manifestation of God.”
Stir Up the Gift: Beloved, it’s time for us to put aside every immature thought
pattern, attitude, and behavior, and position ourselves in a posture of love and
humility in our loving Father’s Presence to get filled with the fire of His love.
Paul wrote to his son in the Gospel in 2 Timothy 1:6 to remind him, “stir up the gift
of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.” Other translations render
“stir up” as “rekindle,” “kindle afresh,” or “fan into flames” the gift of God which is
in you…” Whatever has been imparted to you is in there! You just have to stir it
up—fan it into flame! As Andrew Wommack says, “You can’t ‘get’ what you’ve
already got!” Build yourself up on your most Holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost
(Jude 1:20) and rekindle the embers of the gift of the Holy Spirit within to create a
platform for Him to perform His glorious acts of love in the Earth!
Worship: As I was pondering all this, I “randomly” opened Rona Spiropoulos’
book, Spirit Life Beyond the Veil, and was blessed by how it fits with this subject.
Here’s a quote from the book:
Worship is vitally important, for God is Spirit and those who worship Him,
must worship in Spirit and truth. When we give ourselves totally to God
and open our hearts to Him without reservation, He takes us into depths of
worship beyond anything we could think or dream. What keeps us most
from greater depth of worship is our inability to receive from God because
we have not realized the greatness of Who He is, what He wants to give us
and where He wants to take us. To experience the greatest freedom in the
Spirit, we need to first recognize God as our Father, and know the
protective covering of a father’s love—the love that will not let us go! We
have to learn to rest in the Spirit and be held by the Father, knowing the
peace and security that He gives us, and allowing Him to take us into His
own heart and show us His secrets. Often, we will not remember what we
have seen, but it has been written on our hearts, and can be brought forth
only by the Holy Spirit and then becomes deeply prophetic.
It is the place I love most, in the Father’s arms; just lost in Him, my mind
being overcome by the wonder of His grace. In this place words are not
necessary for I become so cocooned in His love that trying to add to it
would abort what the Holy Spirit is doing. So, I rest in Him and lose myself,
trusting in His keeping power. It is in this place of training that I become
super-sensitive in the Spirt, my heart is changed to beat like His, my mind
is transformed and enlarged to think as He does, and that which is closest
to His heart becomes closest to mine.
The glory of being in this place touches our lives in a peculiar way, and it
can be seen that we have been with the Father. We will draw people to
Christ, not so much by what we say but by what we are. As we stay in the
glory and walk in it, those around us will be touched and healed, for His life
has begun to flow through us.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the
Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just
as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV).
Worship from a heart of love is key to our relationship with our Father. All the
promises that have been given to Israel belong to us as well since we have been
grafted into the root of Israel (NOT replacing her!). Moses’ instructions to Israel,
therefore, are also for us. The promises belong to those who love our Father:
“that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that
you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days…”
(Deuteronomy 30:20a NKJV)
NOW is the time to fully receive His fiery love and become a carrier of it to
change the atmosphere in your sphere of influence!
We so appreciate you! Thank you so much uniting your heart with our Father’s
and ours as we follow Him. We deeply appreciate your prayers and gifts!
Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip
Dates to Remember – Mark Your Calendar!
March 9-11 – “Kingdom Fire” Conference with Etienne Blom and others.
Venue: Cedar Creek Resort, Columbia, Missouri.
March 23-25 – “Releasing the Greater Glory” Seminar with Ivan Tuttle.
Venue: Maranatha Tabernacle, Engeltal, Jasper, Arkansas.
April 28-29 – “Consuming Fire Worship” Seminar with Dean Braxton.
July 4-8 – Convention 2023 – Glory Tabernacle. Speakers include Tony Kemp
and Etienne Blom
September 4-9 – School of the Supernatural: Translation by Faith, with
Bruce and Reshma Allen, and Michael and Gordana Van Vlymen.
November 1-12 – Jerusalem Summons: Israel Tour and Meetings with Local
Believers. Click here for more information.