By Jorge Parrott
(Scriptures from NKJV)
“Watch this!” the Holy Spirit said. That voice always gets my attention. He gave me a vision and showed me massive throngs of people from many nations walking—more like floating—into heaven’s marvelous light.
Then Holy Spirit asked me if I wanted to know how to bring Him joy. I said “yes.” He breathed His warm breath and fire into my face. I received fresh revelation from His Spirit into my spirit. I stood in awe, overwhelmed by this sudden transformational download. He taught me still more about love and gave me new insight when He then said “relational revelation.”
The Lord shows us how to live by faith, not by formula. Our Creator beckons us further into His love as we grow in creative and prophetic intimacy through our relationship with Him, and then release all He shows us into the lives of others. Vessels used by the Lord are designed to overflow with faith compelled to act. We each have a responsibility to answer this question in Luke 18:8: “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
We read in John 10:27: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” As stewards and shepherds of this increasing glory, the Lord shows us His ultimate desire that we know Him and His voice first. This is so we can pour out the heart of the Father into the lives He entrusts to us.
He works through us by building strong and trusted relationships—first with Him and then with others. Fresh revelation is available now from the Lord as the Holy Spirit woos our spirit into His beauty, substance, and the significance of growing up into fullness in Him.
Every Moment, Every Relationship Is a Door to Eternity
The depths and richness of His love transforms us and those around us, as we abide in His peace and presence daily. Our own relationship with the Lord determines the fruit that remains in those we minister to as they hear and obey Him for themselves. The reflection and purity of His light shining through our lives is what truly impacts those we shepherd.
When we see what He sees in each person, situation, circumstance, or nation, we are given the opportunity to align with His blueprint and impact the future for all eternity. It is a golden wave beyond any surfer’s wildest dream. He is our Father who loves to delight in us. The Lord invites us into His higher dimensions, to rise above the ways of this world and soar on His wings, releasing surprises and life altering insights. But we have to “get out of the boat.” When we risk it all, and even if we fail, He still delights in our faith that causes us to move into action.
Feeding Thirty-Five Thousand Twice A Day
Recently, we were in Greece for some special meetings. For three days we were blessed by FD. FD was born into a Muslim family as a grandson of an ayatollah and was radically saved by an encounter with the greatest evangelist, Jesus. Tortured with many broken bones and imprisoned for over two years, he told me, “brother, I wish it was longer because Jesus came to visit me every day.”
Every one of us has a part to play, and each can share in the blessing that comes from sowing into missions. David said in I Samuel 30:24: “For who will heed you in this matter? But as his part is who goes down to the battle, so shall his part be who stays by the supplies; they shall share alike.” Many have sown into FD’s ministry. Over the years we have helped FD and his team share Jesus with many refugees in the Middle East war in Iraq and Syria.
With the help and prayers of our generous donors, we have provided medical care, equipment, and feeding equipment, including bakery equipment that can make twenty tons of bread per day. We have also been blessed to provide a mobile operating medical unit, where thirty-five babies have been born. Now there are four operational centers, some in very dangerous places, where bombs and mortar rounds can be heard almost daily. These brave warriors of the Lord humbly yet boldly show non-Christians of Arab backgrounds the love of Jesus.
Some Give All
A few months ago, a disciple led to the Lord by FD and a father of five beautiful children was captured in Syria and beheaded. We can’t show his photo, but this man paid with his life so that more could know Jesus. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. Seeds are being planted in the 10/40 window as many lay down their lives in this season of increasing persecution. We see a great harvest before us. Remember, John 16:33 says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
FD knows seven languages. We always have amazing discussions as FD shares his heart, joys, trials, and commitment to the cause of Christ. I asked him when he would come to America again. He replied, “Why would I do that? I want to bring Americans to the Mid-East.” He is single minded and focused on seeing many people of Arab backgrounds get the opportunity to hear and know about Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Each time he comes to visit us in Greece, he risks his life crossing dangerous borders. Most of us in the West cannot imagine what he goes through to reach one more soul for Jesus Christ. His commitment and faith inspire many to inquire of the Lord, “Are we doing all You have called us to do, Lord?” Living a laid down life causes us to shake off our complacency and risk everything to align our lives with the Lord’s plan. He is the Lord who alone can redeem our time if we choose to follow Him completely and with the urgency these times require.
Go Therefore and Make Disciples of all Nations
We know that everyone may not be called to travel in global missions, but all are commanded by the Lord in Matthew 28:19 to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit….” It is time to GO, or to send someone who will. Each of us has a vital part in seeing the Great Commission fulfilled as a watchmen, intercessors, operators in the five-fold ministry gifts (see Ephesians 4), or as investors in global futures (the future of those lives destined to know Jesus).
We currently are working in sixty-nine nations to strategically impact the kingdom and destroy the works of the enemy. With increasing persecution, many are risking their lives to win and disciple souls. Many are hungry to learn more about the prophetic and to know His voice through our teams and schools.
Please pray for FD and others like him who are risking it all to reach the lost and bring transformation to individuals, communities, and nations. The battle belongs to the Lord and we have the victory.