By Jorge Parrott, All Scriptures from AMPC

The heat is on and it is getting hotter! There is so much going on in the unseen, spiritual realm as well as in the natural, seen world. There is great sifting going on now in the earth as the wheat and tares are about to be separated. The chaff will be burned up and the purified silver will be skimmed off. The Refiner’s fire is hot! Our Lord is a consuming fire! We are in the time of great shaking so that everything that can be shaken will be shaken so that which cannot be shaken will remain. Hebrews 12:26-29

We can easily become shipwrecked over petty debates, pride, the religious spirit (always having to prove oneself as right), cultural static, and ‘high-tech stalking formulas’ on the prowl to divide and even pit brethren, friends, and families against each other. The enemy is Satan, not our brothers and sisters. Where is the holiness needed to see God? Hebrews 12:14 Where are the miracles signs and wonders following preaching of the Word in simplicity and power? Mark 16:20 When we preach Christ and Him crucified the Holy Spirit shows up to demonstrate in power to melt the hardest of hearts. 1 Corinthians 1:23-30

The courage to persevere and remain steadfast in faith and single-mindedness produces fruit that remains. This joy in the journey and faith with true spiritual hunger and sheer desperation for the Lord can overcome every trial and hardship as we keep our eye on the prize, Jesus. In the first chapter of Joshua we read ‘be strong and of good courage’ three times. Our entry into our promised land awaits as we stay pure in our hearts with clean hands. We know the golden truth in Galatians 6:9 says ‘to not grow weary in well-doing.’ In this chaotic season, we are seeing the glory of the Lord lighting the path for Jesus lovers to press on if we faint not knowing that glory will shine brighter and brighter as the darkness spreads.

Isaiah 60:2 “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.”

We are in such a Biblical, historical time of great opportunity to stand and to continue to stand. Our faith is being stretched, strengthened, and tested during this time of intensity of evil and darkness spreading. We must persist in the faith or join the mass demonic deception Jesus warned us about. We must contend for the faith during this dark hour. Desperation and hunger for the Lord create a great urgency in God’s people to be about the Father’s business and not waste the opportunities which abound all around us.

The courage to obey our Lord at this time for some is a very real challenge and even bigger opportunities await the sons of God in the remnant and ecclesia praying for and strengthening each other. Now is the time for contending for the faith to hunger for more of His presence.  Discipleship takes discipline. That takes time seeking His face, watching and listening for the slightest whisper. There is a lot of static sent by the enemy of our soul to distract us. The vibrations of heaven at times can seem hidden unless we hone our sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Our hunger for His presence requires attention and intention as we guard our hearts and spiritual senses.

Heb. 4:16 invites us to come boldly into His throne room to receive grace and mercy in time of need. Our humble devotion, love for holiness, and courage lead to stalwart persistence in our faith, together with, often a few trusted friends who are committed to the Truth, Jesus  He is our only hope and compass to sail through the stormy, dark seas of this world. He beckons us to step out of the boat with Him. The Lord does not have a Plan B nor should we. All around us we see evil turmoil, chaos, darkness, manipulation, witchcraft, greed, corruption, and a vacuum of Christ-like and godly leadership. If we don’t step forward, who will?

Yes, there are many standing strong even as many are sadly falling away, both as individuals and many churches. We each have a choice to press on, as never before, or retreat into the slippery slope of the widening chasm of fear and despair in the mainstream of deception and lukewarmness. This fear is often rooted in secular humanism and political correctness, not wanting to offend others.

Jesus offended many because they thought they knew it all needed shaking to their core. Speaking the truth in love puts friendships and even family ties at risk. We now have to ask ourselves, ‘do we want to be known as man pleasers or as friends of the Lord and sons of God?’

Romans 8:7-8 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” See also Heb 11:6.

Just as Elisha asked the Lord to open the eyes of his servant to see there are a great many more with them than against them, many in the Body of Christ feel overwhelmed and lost because their spiritual eyes are not opened yet. But God….He is wooing our spirit-man or woman, turning the evil meant for us into His good. Rom. 8:28 He who has eyes to see and ears to hear are watching and listening in this season that prophets of old could only dream of. Here we are ‘in the thick of it’ is truly a time of Biblical, historical change laid at our doorstep.  The way is narrow and not easy but worth it all.

Meanwhile, the prophetic trumpet call, the Spirit of Jesus Revelation 19:25 grows louder from Mt. Zion as we see the Lord fulfill what He has spoken. Many foundations are being torn down in order to be rebuilt on the pillars of Truth and Righteousness in His people! Soon, more and more will see and choose to raise up the standard of Jesus, the Captain of the host of the Army.  The Lord told Gideon to win their victory with only three hundred obedient warriors.  God’s remnant, victorious overcomers may not be as many as hoped for but completed work on the cross by Jesus has finished already in eternity. It’s up to each of us to die to ourselves and answer His call. Choose this day whom you will serve. Joshua 24:15

Encountering His Presence Behind Enemy Lines

 As the enemy takes more ground for now I am reminded in my travels to closed or oppressive nations I have often seen man’s futile attempts at stifling God’s remnant often backfires clearly and leads to an unstoppable explosion of the faithful, with determined and creative ways to overcome the superficial resistance with single-mindedness, joy, worship, and faith behind the scenes or underground, when needed. The pressure cooker of strife, persecution, even martyrdom, and genocide is a harsh and striking reality none who are faint-hearted want to experience but many wills before Jesus comes back. We read in the Bible this intensity of persecution will escalate so we need to prepare. The distress and pain of what the Lord experienced on the cross for our priceless salvation is eternity altering yet the Lord refines many in the fire of faith over fear. Immanuel!  What Jesus did on the cross for us is beyond our comprehension. The revelation of the cross changes our understanding of life in the Spirit vs. the worldly ways in our carnal intellect.

We must choose to press into that high calling of Jesus Christ for ourselves and together, as His Body, with Christ always the head.

In James 1:2-8 “ My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

The pressures of this mass deception will be turned into the fueling fire of revival and glorious harvest. Jesus warns us to not be deceived. This huge shift will even lead to the destinies of sheep nations being born or as in the case of America, being reborn!  But first, more self-examination and heart-searching by individuals, churches, and nations leading to repentance is needed and surely coming, get ready.

Sheep and goat nations are being prepared. Every nation is made up of people and people are made up of individuals. Who has the Lord placed in your path or sphere you are personally responsible for? Be bold and courageous my friend. Each day presents new opportunities for sowing seeds as we work to keep our hands and hearts pure. See Eze. 3:18

One Soul At A Time

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 on one of my visits there, helping to coordinate disaster relief, we drove around the main plaza in the capital of PAP lined with thousands of tents and homeless people and the broke-down presidential palace. Seeing the broken palace I asked the Lord how can this nation be changed?  He replied, ‘This nation will be changed one soul at a time.’  Can a nation be changed in a day? Yes! We will see many ‘suddenlies’ both in our own lives and the destiny of nations.

Isaiah 66:8 “Who has heard such a thing?
Who has seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?
For as soon as Zion was in labor,
She gave birth to her children.”

Jesus says in John 12:32 “ And I, if and when I am lifted up from the earth [on the cross], will draw and attract all men [Gentiles as well as Jews] to Myself.”

Isaiah 42:13 “The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man;
He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war.
He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud;
He shall prevail against His enemies.”

Prayer: Father, we pray in faith together as we surrender our will to Your will. Let Your holy fire ignite our holy fear and may revival start in each one of us in our house and family and friends. Lord, let us walk in all your ways, humbly and let Your perfect love cast out all fear as Your peace wells up to overflow as we dig our own well with absolute surrender in our yielded flesh and seek your ancient paths to destroy the works of the enemy and help us to be wise in winning souls, for your glory Abba Father! We are not alone Poppa and we ask You to connect us with Your heart and Your friends as One. John 17  Amen.

By Jorge Parrott, All Scriptures from AMPC

Can it get any crazier?  With all, we have faced this year let’s keep our eyes on the Lord and thank Him for awakening His Bride globally. We are about to see His glory, love and might pour out so vividly the whole world will know! The Lord didn’t send this plague but we see evidence of  His glory trails everywhere if we are truly hungry and seek Him.

Rom. 8:28 Million upon millions more are praying worldwide than in many decades.  

There have been millions of salvations and healings. There has been much repentance; for individuals, churches, and nations. Prayers and fasting are increasing. This is our time to shine! We know in Isaiah 60:2 “For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you.”

The US is facing the most contentious election in recent history. The fate of our nation is at stake as never before. Evil forces are at work to overthrow our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots. Public unrest, lack of respect for one another, even for civil discourse, and respect for the law, even the idea of defunding police is hideous! These tragic events have unleashed rampant fear! Our very freedoms of speech, of religion, to gather peacefully are all threatened by the insanity of lawless thugs, socialists/Marxist terrorists, fueled by generations of secular mind control and political correctness. Pray for every evil scheme to be exposed as you pray for public officials in positions of trust, needing integrity and for judges and state officials to not be intimidated in falsifying results or bowing to the threats.

The Holy Spirit Is The Best Teacher

As soldiers of the Cross now is our time to shine brighter and pray in unity and strong faith for the love of truth and righteousness to prevail. We have the very best teacher ever in the Holy Spirit! He wants to go up to His mountain as we read in Isaiah 2:4 “And many people shall come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law and instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”

There is blatant demonic deception overtaking our media, schools, sound journalism, truth, and even social media algorithms of deception, and thought control is far too present. If we are not outraged with righteous indignation we must question if we are even saved or able to call ourselves Christians. Abortion and the murder of innocent babies, right up to birth, is now legal in many states. In Isaiah 60:2 we see “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Why is it ok to say ‘woman have the right to choose abortion over the life of their baby,’ but not it is not ok to refuse to wear a mask or take the vaccine? Have we lost our discernment and love for the truth and liberty?

The real war is not over just one nation’s election but is a battle of the ages against the anti-Christ spirit running rampant and threatening the USA and every God-fearing nation founded on democracy and free-market economies. We knew these times were coming and now they are fast upon us worldwide. It is no time for cowardice or expecting the rapture to take us out and spare us.  We are to occupy until He comes with faith and bold obedience. The great apostasy has already started and the chasm between true believers and marginal so-called Christians is growing. Holiness and living a consecrated life separates the wheat from the tares. Much moral and financial corruption and evil are being exposed and godly justice is being released as the great reset takes hold. There is much more cleansing to be done. We must choose this day whom we will serve. Joshua 24:15

The Greater Pandemic Is Fear! 

We know 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].”

Spirits of control, religious spirits, Jezebel, Leviathan, Baal, Moloch, Mammon, and greed are running rampant as the enemy of our soul knows its days are numbered. These exist in far too many churches as well as in societies globally. The Lord allows this release of evil as the Holy Spirit teaches us to grow in maturity and the character of Christ. He trusts the sons of God to rise up, grow up and mature into the full stature He created us for as His ecclesia in preparation for ruling and reigning in eternity. The church will not be ignored if we together take a righteous stand and come out from the four walls and cloistered, self-centered comfort zones of past complacency, apathy, and lukewarmness. The shaking will continue and we better be ready. Nothing should surprise us as we stand in the Kingdom that can not be shaken.  Psalm 91

Revealing The Hole In The Wall

The Lord will turn the tables and expose the enemy’s failing attempts to steal, kill, and destroy!  In Ezekiel 8:1-10 we learn how He does surprising breakthroughs for His plans to play out.

“Then, late in August of the sixth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, as I was talking with the elders of Judah in my home, the power of the Lord God fell upon me. 2 I saw what appeared to be a Man; from his waist down, he was made of fire; from his waist up, he was all amber-colored brightness. 3 He put out what seemed to be a hand and took me by the hair. And the Spirit lifted me up into the sky and seemed to transport me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate, where the large idol was that had made the Lord so angry. 4 Suddenly the glory of the God of Israel was there, just as I had seen it before in the valley. 5 He said to me, “Son of dust, look toward the north.” So I looked and, sure enough, north of the altar gate in the entrance stood the idol. 6 And he said: “Son of dust, do you see what they are doing? Do you see what great sins the people of Israel are doing here, to push me from my Temple? But come, and I will show you greater sins than these!” 7 Then he brought me to the door of the Temple court, where I could see an opening in the wall. 8 “Now dig into the wall,” he said. I did and uncovered a door to a hidden room. 9 “Go in,” he said, “and see the wickedness going on in there!” 10 So I went in. The walls were covered with pictures of all kinds of snakes, lizards, and hideous creatures, besides all the various idols worshiped by the people of Israel.” Ezekiel 8:1-10

Spirits of control, religious spirits, Jezebel, Leviathan, Baal, Moloch, Mammon, and greed are running rampant as the enemy of our soul knows its days are numbered. These exist in far too many churches as well as in societies globally. The Lord allows this release of evil as the Holy Spirit teaches us to grow in maturity and the character of Christ. He trusts the sons of God to rise up, grow up and mature into the full stature He created us for as His ecclesia in preparation for ruling and reigning in eternity. The church will not be ignored if we together take a righteous stand and come out from the four walls and cloistered, self-centered comfort zones of past complacency, apathy, and lukewarmness. The shaking will continue and we better be ready. Nothing should surprise us as we stand in the Kingdom that can not be shaken.  Psalm 91

Revealing The Hole In The Wall

The Lord will turn the tables and expose the enemy’s failing attempts to steal, kill, and destroy! In Ezekiel 8:1-10 we learn how He does surprising breakthroughs for His plans to play out.

“Then, late in August of the sixth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, as I was talking with the elders of Judah in my home, the power of the Lord God fell upon me. 2 I saw what appeared to be a Man; from his waist down, he was made of fire; from his waist up, he was all amber-colored brightness. 3 He put out what seemed to be a hand and took me by the hair. And the Spirit lifted me up into the sky and seemed to transport me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate, where the large idol was that had made the Lord so angry. 4 Suddenly the glory of the God of Israel was there, just as I had seen it before in the valley. 5 He said to me, “Son of dust, look toward the north.” So I looked and, sure enough, north of the altar gate in the entrance stood the idol. 6 And he said: “Son of dust, do you see what they are doing? Do you see what great sins the people of Israel are doing here, to push me from my Temple? But come, and I will show you greater sins than these!” 7 Then he brought me to the door of the Temple court, where I could see an opening in the wall. 8 “Now dig into the wall,” he said. I did and uncovered a door to a hidden room. 9 “Go in,” he said, “and see the wickedness going on in there!” 10 So I went in. The walls were covered with pictures of all kinds of snakes, lizards, and hideous creatures, besides all the various idols worshiped by the people of Israel.” Ezekiel 8:1-10

WOW and WOW! The Lord is always faithful and He loves to shine through piercing the darkness and exposing the lies, deception, and fraud.  We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus and His peace overcomes the enemy and passes all our understanding.  We can rest in Psalm 2:4

“He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].” Psalm 2:4

We Will Never Spiritually Locked Down!

The Lord is calling us out!  Souls are perishing because of a lack of knowledge of their supernatural identity in Christ Jesus. Many of us have been restricted in travel as we see the Lord redeeming technology to stay connected globally. We must use technology for the Kingdom while we can. Each day shapes our eternity. Fellowship, koinonia, discipleship, teaching, and listening are all ways we can stay connected in fellowship as the Lord shifts how the church will be done in the future. 

There are times when the Lord of Hosts calls us to ‘come away with Him’ and we must heed His call.

In Isaiah 26:20 “Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the [Lord’s] wrath is past.”

Then, there are times He wants us to shout it from the rooftops. Discerning the spirits and the times release His prophets and teachers to speak His words in due season.

In 2 Chron. 20:20 we read “Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper.”

So many prophets have spoken of the outcome of our US election and are standing firm in what the Lord showed them, even though right now, the world and mainstream media say otherwise, we must not relent or back down in our prevailing prayers and intercession for the Lord’s perfect will to expose every plan of every enemy of righteousness and truth. 

Will Jesus Find Faith When He Returns?

When Jesus returns will He find faith? Look in Luke 18:8

I tell you, He will defend and protect and avenge them speedily. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find persistence in] faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8

As we allow the Lord to search us deeply, revealing every area we need to repent of and as we pray for a move of God ushering in the greatest revival in our individual walk with Him, then praying together for revival in our nations and to the ends of the earth for the glory of our King.  

This is such an exciting time to be alive, and it’s only by His grace any of us are here today.  We need each other to encourage each other in these perilous times.  We know the end of the story and because Jesus has already won the victory over the enemy, we win! 

Let’s commit together to stand strong in bold faith now and until He returns. Remember, the enemy is not our brethren in His Body but it is satan, the enemy of our soul, who faces a sure defeat as God’s people pray, humble ourselves as in 2 Chron. 7:14 and keep looking up to the Lord and all the seven spirits of God as we press on to the high calling of Christ Jesus, our Lord. We were made for this end-time battle for His glory together! Please let us know how we can pray for you and yours.  Visit our website at www.cmm.world and sign up for our free online newsletter.  Visit, like, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at   https://www.youtube.com/c/CMMWorldMissions

By Jorge Parrott
All scriptures from NKJV

Much needed to be shaken in each of us and the structures and traditions man has built. The Lord did not cause these plagues of fear, virus, and violence. Yahweh is so far above it all. Our Lord is inviting us to awaken to our identities in Jesus and see where He says we are seated, with the King of Kings. As we keep our eyes on the Ancient of Days, standing in the Kingdom that can not be shaken fresh, fierce hope is being awakened in us to see and understand what He sees and is speaking by His Living Word and Holy Spirit for this perilous time ripe with many abundant opportunities for advancing the Kingdom of God in our very lives, in every family, culture, and tribe. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4 “ And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”

A few nights ago I awoke about 3 am and heard His whisper to ‘come away with Him’ into a time of prayer and quietness hungering desperately to be with the Lord. Soon I felt His presence as He spoke, “Be still and know that I am God.” Suddenly, that peace that passes all understanding washed over me, and a holy rest and joy-filled my soul. In an instant and for the next hour or more everything changed. It had been too long since I last felt that stillness and contentment. Maybe you have felt that way too? Only God can invade our present and change everything in a flash!

With all the static, turmoil, and restlessness globally in the media breeding anxiety and fear the sons of God are called to separate ourselves from the world. Many are finding we have to turn off the news and run into the arms of Poppa, our strong tower, and shelter in every storm. He gives us all we need to overcome the world (the Word, Holy Spirit, the full armor of God, etc) and that is, all by faith. Luke 18:8 “I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

The Lord calls us friends! Wow! In John 15:15 “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant, does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” What more can we possibly ask for? The Bible is our life’ manual and answer book. We just have to look up the Answer. Billy Graham said, “Heaven is full of answers for which nobody ever bothered to ask.” ⁠

As governments try to silence Christians and close churches globally we hear that more suicides took place in 2020 in California than died from COVID-19. What did we expect? Yet, those who have not encountered the Lord yet look everywhere but up to our Giver of Life. There is great urgency for the sons of God to speak out, in worship, praise, love, and exemplify the matchless love of Jesus, speaking the truth in love more and more. We need to get outside of the church walls to take Jesus into the streets anyway. If we must go to parks, stadiums, city streets, anywhere, now is the time for public worship and evidence which can not be stopped by believers everywhere to gather and praise and sing glory to our King!

It is time for the followers of Jesus to awaken and obey Jesus to go into all the world, every corner, every alley, every place where darkness reigns and usher in the Light of God. We can no longer delay or justify inaction. James said faith without works is dead. We each are given a voice. We don’t seek the spotlight but His Light to shine through us as we worship in all things we do, trusting Him to use us however He desires and always for His glory.

How Did We Get Here?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said that Hitler came to power because of the Church’s falling into ‘cheap grace!’ The USA is at greater risk of being destroyed than at any time in history. The Church has given away too much and if we don’t act fast the blood will be on our hands. Ezekiel 3:18. How did we get here? Our Judeo-Christian heritage is threatened as never before. Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide. While anarchists and Marxists/socialists direct and influence the left’s major liberal political party the Church stayed silent far too long. We allowed prayer to be taken out of schools. We allowed the anti-Christ spirit to invade our education and generations have been brainwashed with socialist /secular teachings.

Too many ‘on fire’ youth, many of whom were homeschooled ‘fell away’ from Christian beliefs when they went away to college, some even to Christian colleges and had their faith diluted and watered down into spiritual dullness and blindness. We allowed abortion to murder millions of innocent babies. Many Christians felt it was better to not get involved in politics. How can we even call ourselves Christians if we support ungodliness and allow abominations into families and churches and schools? The list goes on and on.

While all are at risk we must rise to the call believing the best, brightest future for our nation lies ahead, not behind. But, it is up to each of us to register to vote and actually vote, not for personalities of people, but for principles of godliness and righteousness, preserving the nuclear family, standing with Israel, fighting for the rights of the unborn, godly relationships between man and woman and do all we can to save our Christian roots and history, not repeat the same mistakes and save the soul of each of our nations. Sure, we fight for needed changes and an end to any form of racism and injustice but not allow the haters to destroy our great nation.

It is time for every pastor and believer to speak out on holiness, righteousness, and truth. Put away the secular humanist ideologies of political correctness and being afraid to offend someone. There has been too much unholy-grace application in thinking politics doesn’t belong in the church. Jesus said to go into all the world and make disciples of people and nations. This purification in the church is needed to end the promotion of building any man’s kingdom instead of building the Kingdom of God. We are to preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Many thought this year means the end is here. It is near but we don’t feel this is it. There’s more time but we have no time to waste or remain complacent or lukewarm! Take a look in Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Many have seen this year as a time of purification and repentance to draw nearer to the Lord in intimacy and real trust. Jesus said if we are not ashamed of the Gospel then our Father will not turn away from us.

In Luke 22:36 “Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.” There is no room for chickens to soar with the eagles. Faith, not fear is how we overcome any age, especially now. As we read in Revelations 21:8 “But the cowardly, ]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Weapons Of Warfare

Whatever we have battled in life has prepared us for this hour. Romans 8:28 The battles will intensify until Jesus returns. We all have to get over ourselves and get out of the Lord’s way and align our lives, surrender as bondservants, ready, instant in season and out of season. Personal responsibility needs to be caught by those around us, not just taught. Let’s ask ourselves why would the Lord have us born for such a time as this? It is the most glorious time in history if we choose to embrace our ‘new creation reality and identity in Christ Jesus.’

There are many conspiracy theories afoot and we know the root of them all began in the Garden of Eden when satan caused the fall of Adam and Eve. The enemy of our soul has never stopped attempting to thwart the plans of the Lord. The Lord is all-powerful and loves to turn the tables. We are seeing many tables being turned this year and more will be flipped as God’s people pray, repent, and seek the Lord as never before. 2 Chron. 7:14

How do we fight? In 2 Cor. 10:1-6 we are reminded “Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2 But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Love Is The Answer

We are seeing too much darkness and division and hatred unleashed. There have been many great change agents without endorsing violence. Many look for answers without knowing the history and once again, many are working to rewrite history or abolish it altogether. Edmund Burke said, “Those who choose to ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” Without love, we can never fulfill the Lord’s plans and purposes. God created us to love and be loved. Jesus was asked what is the greatest commandment. He answered to “love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves.” Matt. 22:37-39 We were made in His image and likeness for loving Him and loving each other. Gen 1:26 We need the Lord’s help to comprehend how much He loves us.

The modern church age has made things far too complicated. 1 Cor. 16:14 exhorts us to “Do everything in love.” Bob Jones, the well-respected prophet who went home to glory in 2014 is known for asking the last few years of his life this one powerful question, “Did we learn how to love?” Too often we have only superficial ‘head’ knowledge being familiar with the words we read but they have not sunk into our spirit-man or woman changing everything in our experience and perceptions. We can overlook or minimize the simplicity and power of the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Word of God is filled with ‘milk as well as meat’ and this God-breathed revelation that will transform our lives if we receive the understanding deep in our hearts that signifies the ‘new creation reality’ of the reborn life. We must have the baptism of the Holy Spirit for the fullness of Poppa’s heart to be alive and thriving in our own life.

We all know the verses in 1 Cor. 13:1-3 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not to love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

We simply can’t risk losing the centrality of love as a foundational truth of the New Covenant as we see in 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.” The time for action is now. 1 John 3:18 “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” The end time outcome of our nation and many nations being true ‘sheep’ nations depends on our obedience with faith and boldness to awaken, (ourselves and then others) to fulfill God’s destined purposes in our day depends on this simple, profound urgency in Jesus own words when He said, “By this, all will know that you are My disciples if you have love for one another” John‬ ‭13:35

CMM continues to pray for and support with your prayers and generosity feeding many brethren suffering persecution, death threats, and starvation during the global lockdown. We have trusted CMM global family network members in many nations and here in the US feeding the poor and sharing Jesus’ love with suffering, hungry ones.

If you want to support US efforts please specify on the memo line online or on your check. Can we ask you to pray and as the Lord leads send in a special gift, either one time or monthly during this crisis? Please go to http://cmm.world and give it today.

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By Jorge Parrott
This year has been like no other. We are in a time few of us have ever imagined or witnessed.

In Joshua 3:4 we see “Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.”

If we were not living through this we would say this type of chaos and uncertainty is impossible and would never happen but here we are. How we respond as the Lord shapes our character every day, including this year, will impact our eternity. ‘Choose this day whom we will serve’ applies to the opportunities abounding before us amidst the chaos and uncertainty we all face.

We are in a war with a rampant ‘plandemic’ of fear as fake news and mainstream media propaganda abounds. We need to unplug from too much media to stay in the Lord’s peace and presence. The spirits of control and greed are hurting millions. For example, we hear of the effectiveness of low cost, preventive medical treatments being denied, and shunned by the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the National Institute of Health. Our major cities are being turned into war zones.

As freedom-loving God-fearing people, we declare right now that we will not retreat before the enemies of the Cross. Together, praying in faith, along with the righteous prayers of the saints, many Intercessors, watchmen/women, and all true followers of Jesus that we trust in the Lord as never before to stand boldly and courageously to hear the voice of our Shepherd and obey His Word, His commands, and His marching orders.

Amid the COVID-19, global lockdown, and civil unrest, our liberties, and Constitutional rights are at great risk. More people will die from starvation globally than from COVID-19 this year. You already know all this. So, where is the good news?

Look up! The Lord is not surprised by any of this, and neither should we. As we approach the soon and inevitable return of our Lord Jesus the Bible tells in Isaiah 60:2 “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you,” The Word of God prophesied times like these thousands of years ago. Why do we quibble over statements like ‘why did not many prophets speak of this in 2019?’ ‘We see in part and prophesy in part.’ If we read the Bible, we should know times like this were coming.

Now is no time for fear, only faith. This season is seeing too many fall away from the faith. Our hope is in the Lord alone. As a nation, the USA’s hope rests in our faith in the Lord. Psalm 91 foretells this. This silent majority of hard-working, family folks of all ethnicities are rising up after first bowing low in repentance, then praying and worshiping as if their lives depended on it, because they will. Our Constitution and Judea-Christian heritage are being attacked daily. Repentance and massive national revival need to happen.

Sons Of God Are Rising Up

As sons of God and believers, the Lord uses times such as this to draw us closer. We have heard of and seen personally often times when the oppression and persecution rises, so does the real faith of true believers. (Romans 8:28) Repentance and humility are keys to our redemption, wholeness, and peace, as always. Jesus said 2 Tim. 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Many individuals and churches are earnestly taking advantage of the lockdown to ‘get right with God.’ The USA is at a crucial crossroads. Communities and hubs of Jesus lovers have rapidly grown globally this year. This is evidence of the Lord’s heart for true, organic Ecclesia preparing His Bride in real koinonia as they gather in homes and online. Welcome to the future of the global, thriving church.

Do Not Be Deceived!

There exists a well-funded, well-armed, and well-organized Socialist/Marxist uprising intent on overthrowing our US President and preventing his re-election and being used by evil strategists to usher in the new world order. These angry plotters are doing everything, including ripping our nation and many nations apart with lawlessness, efforts to defund the police, and other heinous crimes to destroy our history, creating division and racial discord. They are against Christians and Jews and the nuclear family and the unborn.

We need to heed these words found in 2 Chron. 7:14 “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” We have not seen anything yet, either! We don’t need to get caught up in all the conspiracy theories. Truly, we need to keep our eyes and our focus on the Lord, not the accuser of the brethren or the world media. We are seeing that the enemy of our soul has conspired since the fall of man to divide and conquer the plans of the Lord with lies, fear, and the twisting of God’s truth. Global persecution of Christians is at an all-time high and increasing rapidly, even in the West. We need to prepare in faith, not fear. Pray for our brethren in many nations facing brutal persecution, starvation, and martyrdom for their unrelenting faith in Jesus as Lord. In Revelation, we read that the first ones mentioned to be thrown in the lake of fire will be the cowards. Have we learned to love not our own lives unto death? Bob Jones, the prophet, often asked the last few years of his life “Did we learn how to love?”

Cherishing Family And Friends

Family, friendships, and trusted relationships are the Lord’s extravagant plan, gift, and design, and in times like this, these are to be cherished and nurtured. He calls us friends. During this year, we have had a rich fellowship with many friends locally. At the same time, meeting with many around the world online regularly for targeted prayer, fellowship, including laughing as we enjoy the Lord and each other.

Suicides are way up, sadly. Pastor Jack Hibbs said there had been more suicides in California this year so far than have died from COVID-19. People need hope, ‘fierce hope’. Our Christian walk should overflow with the love of the Lord. The joy of the Lord is our strength. This compelling joy and hope overflow in as we go to the marketplace, to work, to church, say hello to neighbors and everything in our lives. Matthew 24:12-14 “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Our prayer is you will discover this ‘fierce hope’ along with the resurrection life we have in Jesus.

Time For Sharp Discernment

One of the symptoms of COVID-19 can be to experience our loss of smell. Just as we have our natural five senses, we also have spiritual senses. Bob Jones, the well-known prophet who went home to heaven on February 14, 2014, often spoke about our sense of smell in the spiritual sense equates to discernment. ‘Taste and see the Lord is good.’ It is hard to see that God is good when all we see is the evil around us. Loss of one’s sense of taste is also one of the symptoms for some people with COVID-19. What are we listening to? We must guard our gates of what we permit into our spirits. What are we tasting in our spiritual walk this year? Just as some have lost their natural sense of smell, many have lost their spiritual sense of discernment. Look at the news any day of the week, and we hear bizarre accounts of rioting crowds destroying federal property, statues, and preferring anarchy and no police to law and order. Of course, we need to end police brutality and make needed reforms. To the radical anarchists/Marxists ‘no lives matter.’ We genuinely need to enforce the existing laws of the land and protect Constitutional rights inspired by our God-fearing founding fathers.

In our CMM College of Theology over the last thirteen years, the Holy Spirit has shown us a lot. We have been so blessed with about a thousand hungry students, some young, some older, (even some in their seventies and eighties) who learn critical thinking skills in order to ‘eat’ the whole Word of the Lord and be transformed by the revelations they receive by the Holy Spirit. Many believers worldwide have read the Word and heard preachers speak but real transformation takes time in His presence, by worship, prayer and fasting, being still, and hungering in holy desperation to allow the Lord to help us ‘unlearn’ man’s traditions and encounter the true and living God. In Psalm 84:10 we need to see “For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere..I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.”

We need to believe the promises of God and this new covenant relationship through Jesus as we ‘take every thought captive to the mind of Christ’ and see with the eyes of faith. We are granted access into His throne room to come with boldness to receive His grace and mercy…Heb. 4:16. It is only the Lord’s grace and love for each of us that holds the world together, or the economy, even our very ability to breathe this moment! What an amazing Abba Father we have. “The angels all around us have no doubt of our success.” Kevin Zadai

In closing, please be encouraged and utterly full of hope and joy as you read this and take it to the depths of your heart and understanding of our identity in Jesus Christ in us, the hope of glory:

Ephesians 3:14-21(NKJV) “ For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father [f]of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

How to Unlock Your Blessing in the Midst of COVID-19 (all Scriptures NKJV)

By Jorge Parrott

During this rapid onset of this coronavirus globally we, as followers of Jesus, believe the Word and Psalm 91 through every crisis the world faces. We have all heard many recommendations, some conflicting, on how to protect ourselves. We do need what our government and health officials recommend as we first line up everything with the plumbline of the Lord and the Word. Jesus is the Word. In this short article let us look at what the Bible says about giving to the poor to unlock his blessings and abundance in good times and bad. 

  Jesus did not come to earth to take your money and give it to those who do not have; He came to destroy the works of the devil.

“The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil had done.” 1 John 3:8 (NKJV)

Luke 12:15 “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness”.

Jesus answered the man who did not have but asked Jesus to take from his brother and give it to him. Covetousness can be a problem in both the poor and the rich and Jesus warns us against that. Synonyms for covetousness are greed and materialism,  

Proverbs 23:4 “Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!

Jerusalem was under siege and Jeremiah prophesied in

Jeremiah 6:13 “Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is given to covetousness; And from the prophet even to the priest, Everyone deals falsely.”.

Covetousness or greed is a natural desire of the flesh and we need to die to the flesh daily.  

Next “for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”. This can be a huge problem in the church because Christians live in this world. The world sees someone successful in the abundance of his or her possessions. God looks at the heart.

“Yet He is not partial to princes, Nor does He regard the rich more than the poor; For they are all the work of His hands.”. Job 34:19.  

Whether we are wealthy or poor in Christ all are the same, there is no difference between rich and poor.   We know the Word says the love of money is the root of all evil. Giving to the poor is clearly a Biblical instruction, from the beginning of the Law of Moses until the coming of Jesus.

Deuteronomy 24:19  “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.”

Matthew 25:41 – 43 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.”

Paul is one of the greatest apostles, but in every church, Paul planted and visited, he did fundraising for the poor in Jerusalem.

1Co 16:1-3 “Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. 3 And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem.”

Rom 15:26 “For it pleased those from Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are in Jerusalem.”

The Bible says they raised funds for the poor in the OT and NT with Jew and Gentile alike.

Now look in Romans 15:27 “It pleased them indeed, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister to them in material things.”.

Another reason could be a “severe famine was about to come over all the earth”. Acts 11:28.  “All the earth” in the original Greek translation is “the Roman Empire”.  Paul did not collect from rich churches to give to poor churches, he collected from rich and poor churches to give to the poor in Jerusalem. There were churches in Macedonia that were living in “extreme poverty” and they urgently pleaded with Paul for the privilege of sharing in this ministry.  

2 Corinthians 8:1-4. “Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: 2 that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. 3 For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, 4 imploring us with much urgency [a]that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.”

Acts 8:1 “And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem”.

Just like Paul the Apostle raised funds for the poor in Jerusalem we are called today to also give to those we know and trust, even those poor, who are spreading the Gospel, God the Holy Spirit allowed it to be in His Word for His people to read, and it is still relevant today.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [a]instruction in righteousness…” 2 Timothy 3:16.

“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account”. Philippines 4:17

Paul’s heart was pure and he did not desire money from anyone, but he knew that when a church gave a financial offering to the poor, there was a fruit that may abound to their account. What is that fruit that Paul was talking about? That fruit can be both financial and spiritual blessings to the church in the here and now and for all eternity. 

Look at the fruit of Cornelius and his household in

Acts chapter 10:1-6 “There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave b alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!”4 And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. 5

Do you want to hear those words from the Lord or his angel? God sees your gifts to the poor and hears your every prayer and your requests are about to be answered. Read what the wisest man on the earth said,

“Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard.” Proverbs 21:13

Cornelius’ prayers were heard and answered. The Holy Spirit led Peter to the house of Cornelius and at his arrival, he found a large crowd ready to hear The Message. Peter was preaching to them the gospel and while he was

Acts 10:44 “While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.”

An outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the gathering of the people. We can see two important truths here, prayer and gifts to the poor.      

Paul’s heart was for the spiritual well-being of the church. He did not use any manipulation or control to get money out of any church. When he asked for money for the poor in the churches, he made sure that the people were giving in freedom.

So let each one as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of [a]necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.r”. 2 Corinthians 9:7

There are important points for us in verse one can look at. Firstly, it is a decision made in one’s heart when giving to the poor, because God looks at the heart. Paul said not to do it reluctantly or halfheartedly. Secondly, do not give under compulsion or pressure. It must be a free-will offering. If anyone lets you feel bad or place any condemnation upon anyone, it is controlling and manipulation. The Holy Spirit will prompt the heart and that is His way from the beginning.

Exodus 15:1-2 “Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying: “I will sing to the Lord, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! 2 The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”

God loves a cheerful giver. In the natural flesh, it is not cheerful to give money away, but in the Spirit, it is.

Paul knew that it was our Father’s heart to care for the poor but also a faith act of thanksgiving to the Lord!

“For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God,”. 2  Corinthians 9:12

It is more than just saying thank you with one’s lips, it is an act to say thank you to God for all His blessings, it is abundant, many thanksgiving to God.  

We all want to see answered prayers right? 

We want God to pour out His Spirit in their lives and churches, but here Paul is saying when one gives to the poor, it is a way of pouring out our hearts with thankfulness, appreciation, and gratefulness to God. The motive for giving is not to get something, but to say thank you for all God’s blessings in our lives. The benefit of sowing generously is reaping generously.

“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows [a]bountifully will also reap [b]bountifully.”. 2 Corinthians 9:6

God does not need our money. He owns everything.  He wants our hearts and looks upon our hearts. He pulls us into more intimacy with Him and wants us to be obedient. We cannot make God loves us more and He won’t love us any less no matter what!   While we were still sinners He died for us on the cross. 

God provided for millions of Israelites for forty years in the desert, and He provided bread and fish for thousands. God calls Himself Jehovah Jireh – The LORD Will Provide.  It is not Biblical for anyone to pray to God for Him to convict another person in giving money or use manipulation to ask for anything. Manipulation is as the sin of witchcraft. The answer is to build relationship and friendship with people and churches with whom God connects you.

Psalm 121:1-3 “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.3 He will not allow your foot to [a]be moved;He who keeps you will not slumber.”

At the same time, we as believers cannot look away when disaster strikes in a city or land, especially when those suffering are people we know. One of our responsibilities as leaders with CMM is to go and visit our friends and members of CMM in the fields while also inspecting the generous, faithful giving of our Partners and investors in global futures.  We also measure accountability and responsible usage of the funds that really all belong to the Lord and he touched one of our Partners to sow into. Stewardship is vital and so important for us to walk in the integrity and character of Jesus Christ. 

As persecution increases globally CMM has many dear friends and missionaries in our global family that truly risk their lives for the cause of Christ. We ask you to pray to the Lord of the Harvest and ask what he desires of you to see souls saved and set on the path of life we are given by Jesus Christ. Let the Holy Spirit lead you as you pray. 

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”. Hebrews 13:3

Not only to remember them in their prayers but Paul the Apostle showed us to take action by making financial gifts to them as well. Every Christian’s heart’s desires must be to walk closely with Jesus and to be led by the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:4 “ that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”

May you receive the refreshing of the Lord for you and yours. Thanks for your time. Please share with your friends, family and church or group.

Pray and give at cmm.world/give-now   

By Jorge Parrott

Breathe deep! It’s time to clear out the old air. Do you hear some of your friends and family, (or perhaps yourself), speaking from places of weariness, anxiety or fear? We need to remember our first love, Jesus and what He really has done and is doing for us.

Many of us, including me, need to take a fresh look at faith with the eyes of our heart wide open. We are in a new season and, as many are sensing, there is a fresh, new breaking free from the old tired mindsets and habit patterns that ensnare us in the idolatry of the mind and emotions. Certainly, it is time for the saints of the Most High God to step into this profound and greater realization of the battle in our minds, and how each moment contains a doorway to eternity. Let us grasp with every fiber of our being how the Holy Spirit equips us and helps us to walk in the fullness of His joy and all the fruit and gifts of the Spirit.

The world is hurting and as darkness spreads the Lord sends us, His Ambassadors, into the darkness to dispel the lies and hatred, and also to prophesy and declare ‘meat in due season’ to the nations of the earth.  As we worship and rejoice even in the midst of trials, we choose to tune out the static and interference so to hear the fresh wind and the whispers of His Holy Spirit in order to enjoy God, the very reason we were created for.  Isn’t it time to get over ourselves and step into the realm of the beauty of His holiness? Do you see the Lord sitting in heaven and laughing? We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus.  Are we there yet?

We have read many times the Scriptures about faith, but did it really create lasting change in us? Did we really receive the hope-filled revelation that it is possible to live in a new creation reality? Do we really know the truth and power that the living Word contains for us? My prayer is these verses will become alive with the fire of the holy fear of the Lord in startling new, cathartic ways to reinvigorate and re-fire your zeal to believe. “The work of the Father is to believe.” (John 6:29). If we did believe the way we are created to believe, our lives would be full of supernatural expectation and dramatic God-moments of exhilaration. How do we get there together?

Here’s an important mention from Watchman Nee on the danger of performance-based, spectator Christianity.  If a church service doesn’t welcome and go after the presence of the Holy Spirit and isn’t allowed to flow in the Holy Spirit, we may not be walking in the fullness of JOY the Lord intended. Romans 14:23 – “But the one who has misgivings feels miserable if he eats meat because he doubts and doesn’t eat in faith. For anything we do that doesn’t spring from faith is, by definition, sinful.” (TPT)

Next, let’s look at who we are in Christ.

 

 “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of His cross crucified me with Him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives His life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God Who loves me so much that He gave himself for me and dispenses His life into mine!” Galatians 2:20 The Passion Translation (TPT)

He Pulls Us Out Of Our Graves!

This union we live in says we are empowered by the faith of Jesus, the Son of God.  We are each given a measure of faith, but I am here to tell you the faith of Abba Father is so set on you He will pull you out of the grave whenever He wants to, so you will know the joy of His resurrection.

Ezekiel 37:13 shouts; “Then you shall know that I am the Lord when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.” (NKJV)

He is God and we are not!

“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith Who, for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2, NKJV)

Lazarus’ faith in the tomb was down to zero. He lay dead and stinking for three days, but Jesus’ faith raised him from the dead. His faith won’t let us get away or fail. Remember, even failure in man’s eyes might mean success in God’s eyes.

We can access the faith and ability of Yahweh through Jesus and engage and partner with Him as His humble clay vessels. Dreams and visions like in Joel 2 and Acts 2 are accelerating. Why not take full advantage of this season to be alive in Christ as never before?

Faith can be measured, as we walk out our obedience!

Once, in India, a deaf and mute man was brought in. One of our teammates said, ‘I don’t know if I have faith to pray for this man.’  Faith rose up in me and I quoted Scriptures about how we are each given a measure of faith and I called upon what the Word and the Lord said, and the Lord healed that man. The next day he gave his heart to the Lord. We were all blown away by the love and power of the Lord to move in an area of anti-Christian idol worship to bring His light, peace, and love.

“And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith, knowing that He is real and that He rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking Him.” (Hebrews 11:6, TPT)

The Terminal Bride Arose At The Last Minute!

Once I was in the capital of Guatemala at an inner-city church. The pastor was also a Medical Doctor. He said a woman whom I had met previously was in the hospital with stage four cancer, and she wanted me to come and see her and attend her wedding in the hospital. I got there and prayed simple prayers of how much the Lord loved her. She began to vomit, and our precious Lord healed her! She made plans previously to marry her fiancé at the hospital once I got there. Amazingly she was healed, and she put on her wedding gown and got married and went home from the hospital after the wedding that day. What a picture of the global bride of Christ who will be healed and made whole just before the wedding! In a flash, in an instant, like a lightning bolt from heaven, a convergence of the righteous prayers aligning through the generations (as in Hebrews 11:37-40), God’s best will win and He will return for His spotless bride without wrinkle, for the most spectacular Wedding of all eternity! We all are invited!

We possess His divine sonship. Allow Him to change you completely and eternally now.

“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that He has lavished on us! He has called us and made us His very own beloved children. The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize Him. Beloved, we are God’s children right now; however, it is not yet apparent what we will become. But we do know that when it is finally made visible, we will be just like Him, for we will see Him as He truly is.  And all who focus their hope on Him will always be purifying themselves, just as Jesus is pure.” 1 John 3:1-3

We have to cast off doubt, fear, shame, rejection and focus on single-mindedness and childlike faith and obedience. Maturity and discernment along with obedience at every turn enable us to be conformed into His perfect image.  Jesus is the spirit of prophecy and He speaks to the completion of every good work He started in you now. (Rev. 19:10)

Get excited about Jesus! Will you prove to the world that the Father sent Jesus?

“I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as You and I, Father, are joined together as One. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that You sent Me.” (John 17:21 , TPT)

We are removed from the law of sin and death.

“Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:23-24 , TPT)

God Gives Us Capacity To Operate At His Level

If there is no joy, there is no faith. You lack nothing and we need to get it deep inside every cell in our being that there is no excuse to not surrender and yield to our Lord and Master.

“For the “law” of the Spirit of life flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the “law” of sin and death.” (Romans 8: 2, TPT)

Faith is the key to sanctification, holiness, and purity. Our righteousness is as filthy rags, but we step into the righteousness of Jesus Christ.  The picture that, stand up and step forward.

As shepherds, we are always looking for gems. We are miners in the deep looking for treasures that God’s love can turn into their recognition and awareness of their identity in Christ. Let us not overlook the weak and the ‘no names’, but sow into them and speak into them.  Like Apostle Paul ‘wanting to see everyone complete in Christ’. The Lord will sort out who may be the next Smith Wigglesworth, Billy Graham, Aimee Semple McPherson, or Shawn Bolz.

“We have boldness through Him, and free access as kings before the Father because of our complete confidence in Christ’s faith-fulness.” (Ephesians 3:12, TPT)

JOY is the foundation of faith! This is your time to take the land He has already given you.

By Jorge Parrott

Have you ever had someone say that to you? Many or all of us may have heard this. Over the years, as we grow in our walk and obedience, we learn that the source may need to be considered or perhaps needs to be ignored or may even be an encouragement to press more into what the Holy Spirit is saying and doing.  ‘God looks upon the heart.’

Isaiah 55:8 reads; “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.”

Of course, someone can be out of his/her mind and obviously not have the mind of Christ. We see evil spreading and darkness and insanity increasing too often, and it is getting worse. We ‘ain’t seen’ nothing yet!

How do we stand as ‘oaks of righteousness’ and positively impact the atmosphere around us? Let us see deeper how, as spirit beings, we can grow in the Holy Spirit as He teaches us His ways while overcoming the world, by faith. ‘Our weapons are not carnal but spiritual…’ ‘We are more than conquerors!’

The Bible is full of what the natural, worldly mind may perceive as unusual or even so-called crazy behavior, outside the world’s or man’s perspective, outside the logical observer’s ‘box’.  The religious spirit, along with traditions of man, clouds the eyes of lukewarm or nominal Christians. In the fast-changing seasons of acceleration of end-time battles, the spiritual warfare will surely intensify. Courage is vital in His faithful remnant rooted in the Father’s holy love.  Let us pray our love and lifestyle of holiness will increase, as the apostasy filters and separates the wheat from the unknowing, cowardly chaff.

Our job is to reach as many as we can with the fullness of the Lord and equipping His people to step into greater glory and faith and demonstrations of His transforming love first, followed then by His power, so the world will know ‘this must be God!’. John 14:12 talks about these ‘greater works we will do…’

Our main purpose in this life is to worship the King and to bring joy to the Lord of all creation by faith and obedience. Secondly, to love our neighbors as our ourselves.  Spirit-led authentic relationships to prepare His bride in unity and maturity and give us fulfillment being a part of organic, thriving communities of koinonia, often thriving in remote, isolated outposts. This is the CMM net. We are thankful for technology as a sanctified tool for the Gospel as it helps to strengthen authentic relationships.

In both, our CMM Missions network globally and our College of Theology, we have seen these communities rooted in love and authentic relationships expanding, deepening and pulsating with the life of growing, true Christianity.

We must take chances, often huge chances, to surrender fully to the Lord, our Creator, and His ways which are often a shock to the carnal and religious mindset. For churches are overdue as to their survival and growth of new mindsets. The Lord’s light shines on His path for us to live alongside His river of life with our very being rooted deeply in His life during our brief sojourn here on earth. We sense with urgency the unction of the Lord to learn how to love His ways.

“And many peoples shall come and say,
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house (temple) of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.’” (Isaiah 2:3 – AMP)

Jesus’ yoke is easy, and His burden is light. In every moment of His life, Jesus shows us Himself ‘doing and saying’ what His Father showed Him.  He lives within us and this holy habitation in our lives can be missed, if we allow ourselves to get ‘caught up’ in life instead of walking in two dimensions simultaneously; on earth as it is in heaven. We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. We see His beauty simply displayed in the highest love, always in communion with His Father, and the active flow of the seven spirits of God uninterrupted in profound, extravagant simplicity and peace.

“He has shown you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)

I used to think it was mainly the western church who tended to complicate what it means to be a follower of Jesus, but with the spread of technology globally the over-intellectualizing of modern churches and ungodly spirits of control, manipulation, and traditions, along with the business of ministry often superseding our spiritual devotion, we can get lost in the daily stuff.

Let us never forget Romans 14:23; “…Whatever is not from faith is sin [whatever is done with doubt is sinful].” We are called to close every possible gateway in our lives, so the enemy and demons cannot enter. We must seal our lives with the Holy Spirit wrapping us in the full armor of God.  Our life pleasing to the Lord should fill the airwaves of our thought life, without letting the many distractions and hindrances derail or shipwreck our core reason for living and walking in the fullness of joy and divine peace our Creator gives us. The Holy Spirit is our Helper to walk in wisdom with His vision and discernment to say ‘no’ to everything but His holy ways.

Isaiah 55:8 reads; “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.”

How do we partner, surrender, receive His healing and align our lives to please the Lord’s heart and mind in the midst of instant global media, much hatred and evil, social media addictions, ‘busyness’ and atmospheric anxiety? Our own eternity and often many other lives around us depends on our response and what we choose to say ‘no’ to, as well as what we are focused on by saying ‘yes’ to the Lord and His all-permeating love.

We are made up of mind, will, and emotions. Many are not aware or don’t acknowledge how our emotions affect our thought process. We have to guard our hearts and don’ any root of bitterness to take hold and limit what the Lord desires. David was a man after God’s own heart.

“God, I invite Your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to Your glorious, everlasting ways – the path that brings me back to You.” (Psalm 139:23-24 – TPT)

We need to be healed before we can effectively help anyone else. The world and secular systems often fall short in addressing the healing of the whole person with a holistic, biblically-based spiritual approach.

Romans 14:17 (AMP) is clear: “for the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking [what one likes], but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”  Two of these three are emotions.  It is so important we don’t overlook the impact of our emotions over our entire lives.

For any of us to make an impact on heaven, and for us to be His fruitful, effective ‘flame of fire’, we will ‘rock boats’, offend and make some angry, disrupt atmospheres, break many unholy chains thrust on us by the traditions of men and the religious spirit.  There are many types of man’s structures and systems to be torn down in order to build upon the solid foundation of our King. The Spirit of the Lord emphasized this to me with the recent fires in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem at the same time.

Judgment starts in the house of God. We must first start with our own lives by letting the Holy Spirit convict us of anything He wants us to turn around from to then run to Him.

Jesus is the breaker and He lives in us so that we can be His prophets, teachers, evangelists, apostles, and pastors, as humble clay vessels and servants. His body is being rightly fitted together as He prepares His bride.  The Hebrew word for breaker is PERETZ. Jesus is the supreme creator/breaker.

“The one who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; Their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head.” (Micah 2:13)

Sanctified innovation, imagination and reformation spring forth from our God-given dreams and visions sparked by our mandate as co-creators with the One Who said; ‘let there be light’.  The Lord had it all figured out. He delights in speaking to those things that ‘are not as though they were’ and using us to be that voice of hope and breakthrough. You see that His heavenly love pierces the darkest hearts when He gives us the keys we need to unlock any heart or closed-door if we but listen and hear and see what He says and sees. He may not give us the key to unlocking every heart, but if we do not ask Him and listen to what He wants to say to that person He places in our path, we may not be used by Him to minister His redemptive love.  What a beautiful mission He sent us on! Who are we to be so blessed to be used by the Ancient of days to awaken hearts to the reality of the Kingdom so close at hand?

Believe and receive all He gives you and then get to work doing the Father’s business in every sphere or mountain of society.  The angels assigned to you do not doubt your success. Do you? Father, forgive us of our doubt and unbelief. He is rolling out your blueprints and marching orders right now. His scroll or book of your life, even today, was written long before time and space began. Psalm 139:16. His invitation to ‘come up here’ (Rev. 4:1) is an open invitation when you ready yourself to believe, receive and accept this golden invitation and go up.

Getting Over Ourselves

As new creations, we get over ourselves and walk-in tune with the heavenly sounds and vibrations of light and holiness, shimmering in the resurrection life Jesus gives us. Surely, it comes with knowing trials. That is how we grow in wisdom and stature. More importantly, it is how we respond in the face of these trials that determines our outcome.  How we live each day impacts our eternity.  “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2)

Lacking nothing!  Did you get that?

From Suffering To Glory

 Here’s some more good news. There will be suffering, perhaps even betrayal, as we get out of our own minds and into the ‘mind of Christ’ together. Amazing heavenly treasures await our obedience.  When our eyes stay fixed on the Lord and eternity, we see vastly different. There is such an indescribable, great joy now in eternity awaiting us, as we change our filter focused on our own self-centeredness and woundedness, whose end is only obscurity, lukewarmness, mediocrity and perhaps even the lake of fire. Jean Guyon, a great mystic said: “Abandonment is laying aside forever whatever needs we have.”

This expansive vista of God in all His glory is the joy of the Lord which is truly our strength. It is vital for us to have our firm foundations in His word and to be filled with His Holy Spirit.  Jesus is our all in all, along with the joy set before Him He has set before us, if we do not grow weary or let life’s cares and burdens, or the enemy of our soul, dim or blind our lens. “But this life is no longer ours because we live for Him.” (Hebrews 12:2)

Paul said so well: “If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit.” (2 Corinthians 5:13)

Recently the Holy Spirit whispered this: ‘you are created to live in a revelational epiphany lifestyle, moment by moment, in awe and worship, on earth as it in heaven!’.

The joy of the Lord, our strength, is set before us to believe, receive and walk out now.  May your faith line up and cooperate with the faith of God. May our faith not be just mental assent or head knowledge but transforming, resurrection power causing us to act and obey at all costs.

He is worth it all and Jesus alone is worthy of our bodies being the temple of the Holy Spirit along with our mind, will and emotions.

We are to wage war with the prophecies spoken over us.

“This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.” (1 Timothy 1:18 -NKJV)

Many are waiting on the Lord and we should but consider how the Lord may well be waiting on us!

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12)

Lastly, when you are not sure how to pray, pray and declare this over your life.
“I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know Him through your deepening intimacy with Him. I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of His calling—that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, His holy ones! I pray that you will continually experience the immeasurable greatness of God’s power made available to you through faith. Then your lives will be an advertisement of this immense power as it works through you! This is the mighty power that was released when God raised Christ from the dead and exalted Him to the place of highest honor and supreme authority in the heavenly realm! And now He is exalted as first above every ruler, authority, government, and the realm of power in existence! He is gloriously enthroned over every name that is ever praised, not only in this age but in the age that is coming! And He alone is the leader and source of everything needed in the church. God has put everything beneath the authority of Jesus Christ and has given Him the highest rank above all others.  And now we, His church, are His body on the earth and that which fills Him Who is being filled by it!” (Ephesians 1:17-23)

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Go forth in JOY towards your next faith assignment. Walk-in His fullness of joy, seeing beyond our perceptions and mindsets to encounter your completion of the good work He started in you.

By Jorge Parrott (All Scriptures AMP)

Do you hear the rallying cry of God’s trumpet call across the earth? May all who have spiritual ears listen up. Angels and heavenly beings’ armies along with men, women, and children of faith are marching to the cadence of the roaring vibrations of heaven. As heaven invades earth and the highway to heaven (Isaiah 35:8) is going up, the volume of the sound of many ‘boots on the ground’ grows louder and louder, and the rhythmic pace in lockstep unity quickens into a martial array. (Strong’s Hebrew: 2571. חֲמֻשִׁים [chamushim]).

Globally, doers of the faith, not just hearers, are entering this new year with fresh anticipation, renewed youth like the morning dew, as we read in Psalm 110:3, brimming over with child-like faith and maturity, in awe of our Lord.  Their eyes are bright, as the glory shines dazzlingly with heaven’s hope, even as the earth trembles and shakes violently and darkening evil expands.

Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12) I heard the Spirit of the Lord say there is a fresh revelation on this holy violence fought in the Spirit. There are many levels this spiritual violence is at work in.  We truly have to ‘get over ourselves’ to advance.  The Lord trusts us to rise above our past and gives us His heart and Holy Spirit solutions to ignite His fire inside each one of us and heal our old wounds. We will look shortly in this article at how the Holy Spirit prepared the followers of Jesus and mended the wounds of those waiting in the Upper Room, so they could have the power to advance and even to see Peter go right out and win three thousand souls to the Lord.

Spiritual Weapons Skill Training

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but spiritual for the pulling down of strongholds. (2 Corinthians 10:4) Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. How do we impact change and usher in revival or national transformation? First, we must personally undergo extreme and total surrender and yielding to the Holy Spirit in order to truly be new creations in Christ. It is not by being politically correct nor by seeking to gain popularity or pleasing men.  This year, I see many people questioning themselves if they are really saved and praying the salvation prayer in earnest and many others praying and rededicating their lives to Christ.  This is healthy and needed.

There is a spiritual congruency that releases the vibration from heaven: when our character foundation is strong, we remain teachable, humble, single-minded, submitted to worthy spiritual authority, and our faith, words, and actions line up with the integrity of Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2) We are called to walk in the fullness of joy and His joy is our strength, and when trials come, we can rejoice while pressing into the heart of God and by knowing Him in an intimate and personal way. Not just knowing about God but stepping into His righteousness, rather than in our own ‘filthy rags’ kind of rectitude.

The apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 2:4 exhorts us with these words: “And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom [using clever rhetoric], but [they were delivered] in demonstration of the [Holy] Spirit [operating through me] and of [His] power [stirring the minds of the listeners and persuading them].”

In this new season of hope, opportunities, and climate of chaos, we must bow down lower and be separated unto the Lord, saying ‘no’ to everything but His loving instructions and holy breathed whispers. Engaging in spiritually vibrant and violent worship, fasting, loving, listening, praying in tongues, interceding, walking in humility with servant’s hearts, travailing in prayer, worshipping with our singing hymns and spiritual songs. We are increasing our creative arts, our watchmen/seer anointing in prophetic declarations and proclamations, our governmental anointing and anointed education, achieving new levels of impact with experiential engagement and faith activations leading to transformation to prepare the Bride for the Lord’s ultimate triumph, beyond the battles, increasing evil, depravity, darkness, martyrdoms, and intensity which lie ahead.  Lord, anoint our spiritual senses to attune and align with Your heart and desire and grant us the strength to stand and boldly proclaim the prophetic words You are speaking to Your army globally.  In Amos 3:7 we see that “surely the Lord God does nothing without revealing His secret plan [of the judgment to come] to His servants the prophets.”

The Main Thing

Jesus was asked: ‘What is the most important commandment?’  He answered: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Christ-like leadership is marked by worship and love, sowing life into other people without expecting anything in return other than for them to go out on fire for the Lord and to win souls by preaching Christ, and Him crucified, like the Apostle Paul, who lived out ‘to see everyone complete in Christ.’  “We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with a comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed].” (Colossians 2:10)

We honor the uniqueness of what the Lord birthed in each life and we use our God-given discernment and spiritual sensitivity to see what He sees in them for the completion of their own individual destiny. As stated in Philippians 1:6, “I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].”

Our job is to help them fulfill their destiny as deeply and quickly as possible, knowing their identity in Christ. We are striving to help them grow in their calling and their election made sure, in order that they will not fail nor fall away.  2 Peter 1:10 confirms this saying: “Therefore, believers, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you [be sure that your behavior reflects and confirms your relationship with God]; for by doing these things [actively developing these virtues], you will never stumble [in your spiritual growth and will live a life that leads others away from sin]”.

Globally, in our missions and theology school training, we are divinely connected to many current and future leaders: our burning passion is that we endeavor to not ‘American-ize’ them, but to rather instill the heart of a true servant-leader on fire to win souls and disciple both, saints and nations.  As John Edmund Haggai expresses so clearly, “We do not train leaders for leadership’s sake; we train them for evangelism’s sake.”

It’s time to keep standing! We are so thankful for the Lord’s grace and His word in building authentic, genuine relationships rooted in the love of Christ, above every other spiritual gift. In this season of global calamity, the chasm is growing between those in ministry because of a genuine call and those who are just pursuing it as a job. There is a falling away, even a great apostasy coming and increasing, as it is written, and it’s now upon us as frictions, fake news, global media mind control, economies’ and nations’ shaking spread.

We know many who can really relate to Ephesians 6:13. “Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].”

Holy Fire

Our carnal intellect, ‘self-agendas’, and material distractions along with western Laodicean or ‘lukewarm’ Christianity doesn’t work, does it?  How do we advance in our wielding our spiritual weapons? This is absolutely essential for us to reach the lost in all seven mountains of society with the hope and light and solid truth the Lord gives us for our own survival, as well as for any possibility of thriving in fullness.  The stakes are high, not just for our own families’ lives but now clearly even to save nations like the USA from destruction.  We must overcome darkness with the light of truth and the love of God.  The work of the Father is to help us believe.  Lord, help us believe the way you created us to believe.

It is high time to change old mindsets, more importantly, to allow the seven spirits of God to kill off our old man so we can truly become ‘new creations’ in Christ Jesus.  Are you ready to die? More importantly, are you ready to really live the greatest adventure?  Do we have eternity in our eyes? We have all we need to thrive and overcome. The Lord graciously gives us the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22) and the Gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) The battle is in the mind. (See 2 Corinthians 3:14, 2 Corinthians 11:3, Philippians 4:7, 2 Peter 3:1, Romans 8:5-7, Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23.)

Every Cell In Our Being Touched By The Holy Spirit!

In Acts 2:1-4, in the AMP version, we read this: When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. There appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were being distributed [among them], and they rested on each one of them [as each person received the Holy Spirit]. And they were all filled [that is, diffused throughout their being] with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues (different languages), as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out [clearly and appropriately].”

In Webster’s 1828 Dictionary we find ‘diffused’ means “spread; dispersed. loose; flowing; wild.”  Jesus was wild in His obedience to His Father. Being really filled with the Holy Spirit as they were in the Upper Room means every cell in our being is touched by the fire of the Holy Spirit.  Our mind, will, emotions, our spirit-man, even our soul being touched, illuminated by God’s light and truth, cause the healing of each and every wound; emotional, financial, familial, mental, all of them. Every offense or sign of the old man is healed in such a way that even Peter, who had been called ‘satan’ by Jesus Himself and who denied Jesus three times in just a few hours, could be so changed and empowered by the Holy Spirit that he went out shortly afterward and won over three thousand souls. Lord, we need that touch!  Lord, we want it all!   Help us, Lord!  Show us what we need to do in our lives to get to that point of encountering and witnessing the power of Your love and the Holy Spirit power.

Philippians 3:14-21 challenges us to press onward. I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us stay true to what we have already attained.”

May this year be a year of the Lord’s heavenly ‘tuning fork’ to reset, refresh and change old mindsets, freeing us from the traditions of men as He restores any cracks in our foundation and tears down anything that needs to be torn down. Then we can allow the Lord Himself to rebuild, repair, restore according to His blueprints in heaven.  Psalm 139:16 talks about a book in heaven with each of our days recorded in it. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were appointed for me, when as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].”

The Ancient of Days invites us to receive His revelation by joining Him in heaven to view this scripted masterpiece of your life. (Revelation 4:1) Are you ready?  By Jesus’ blood spilled for you, you have access behind the veil. (Hebrews 4:16) Will you go? Will this be your year for going in more than ever before?

Jorge Parrott, Ph.D.
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CMM, the Spirit of Issachar and His Sons

Given a new sword and seeking a sharper focus at CMM in this new season the Lord is showing us fresh ways of how we can connect and strengthen as we anticipate and see more fruit with our network friends, our family, in the nations as we align with heaven for the glory of the Lord.  Everything in every sphere in the world is changing fast. We sense a real acceleration in available revelation and grace from Daddy to be more and do more to prepare ourselves, the Bride and the Body for what lies ahead.

Sidney and Helen Correll were loving visionaries raising up nationals in many nations to reach their own people for the cause of Christ. Many of our leaders and staff have grown in their hunger and realization of the necessity of knowing his voice and discerning the times as read about in the ‘sons of Issachar.’ We have been blessed to see tremendous growth at CMM in hearing the voice of our Shepherd without losing the vital, preeminent ‘love’ factor the Apostle Paul speaks about 1 Cor 13.

Bold Flames of Fire

Missionaries are called to be ‘flames of fire’ everywhere we go. We are called to be humble and life giving-speaking ambassadors of Heaven.  Some missionaries fall into a thing of ‘false humility’ and that’s when we get into danger. We are called like the Apostle Paul says, ‘to be all things to all people in order that may win some.’  Knowing our identity in Christ and that we are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus gives us faith and courage to go beyond the veil into the throne of grace to get help, mercy, and grace in time of need. Heb. 4:16.  But, we must walk out with all the authority we have been given by Christ our Lord.

We want to bring joy every day to our Father’s heart and real, lasting relationships are built on mutual respect, honoring each other and trust that lead to an authentic, vibrant, organic, Spirit-led life in Christ.

CMM-Equipping the local church on a global scale.

CMM is Building and Strengthening the Net globally.

Recently the Holy Spirit has been giving me more clarity on what some of our next steps are to be.  We are thankful and really blessed with deep and trusted friendships with truly amazing and anointed leaders on fire for God, who have gotten closer with us on life-changing mission trips and in our CMM College of Theology.

The Council of Issachar

The Lord gave me a name for this new, focused initiative-The Council of Issachar. We have heard many teachings about the sons of Issachar and discerning the times, but let’s not forget their ‘father’ Issachar himself and what transpired in his life to make the way for his ‘sons’ to be so blessed. We all want our children, natural and spiritual to go beyond us in every area. The Word says we have many teachers but not many fathers.  Often real, godly fathers are the best teachers.

Chuck Pierce writes this: “Issachar was the ninth son of Jacob and the fifth son of Leah. The tribe of Issachar was positioned strategically with Judah and Zebulun (Numbers 2:5; 10:14-15). Zebulun, the tenth son of Jacob and the sixth and last of Leah, meant “dwelling, habitation.” Zebulun was the tribe of war, ships, and trade. Judah was the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. His name meant “may He [God] be praised.” Judah prophetically was always destined to go first as the warrior tribe that would conquer.

You can see now why the famous Scripture from 1 Chronicles 12:32, “And of Issachar, men who had an understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do, 200 chiefs; and all their kinsmen were under their command” (Amplified version), had such significance at the time. The tribes were in tremendous conflict and transition. The government was changing. They were moving from the government of the house of Saul to the government of the house of David. David was of Judah. Issachar could give great insight into how to make this shift. The Issachar tribe had several distinct characteristics in its DNA.”

Much can be said about Issachar the father of this tribe. He had a governmental anointing.  He was a burden bearer, compared to a donkey. A donkey was often used to guard the sheep, as it needed little attention or care from the owner.  It didn’t take from the sheep or harm them and needed little supervision to fulfill its assignment. Issachar was known as a real scholar of the Torah and the tribe of Zebulon was strongly connected with them supplying funds to the tribe of Issachar for their scholarly pursuits and thus the 200 ‘sons of Issachar’ became leaders in the Sanhedrin.

These sons are watchmen over the sheep. Their father, Issachar was able to bow his shoulder and serve as the burden bearer for future generations.  Joe Shrewsbury adds: “Donkeys are also known for bearing burdens. This speaks of intercession.  This is not the stereotypical intercession that consists of requests and petitions before God, but acts of intercession.  Just as the donkeys attack the coyotes and wild dogs who attack the sheep, the sons of Issachar are responsible for actively engaging in warfare to protect the body of Christ.  When the predators are too big, the loud braying of the donkey alerts the Shepherd to get involved.

Another aspect of burden bearing is related to the presence of God.  Twice in scripture, we see a donkey carrying Jesus into a city.  The one everyone thinks of is the ride into Jerusalem when the crowd was throwing palms onto the ground in front of Him.  A less momentous time was when a donkey carried Jesus into Bethlehem inside the womb of Mary.  This entrance was not accompanied by people praising Him, but the heavens were full of angels singing praise to Him.  The first time He entered into a city it was on a donkey, and the last time was also on a donkey.”

CMM In The 21st Century

This is similar to CMM in the 21st century in watching over and caring for the fullness and completion in all those we minister to in the nations. Col. 2:10 is what the Apostle Paul wanted to see in each one he ministered and raised up, that was ‘to see everyone complete in Christ.’ Holiness is essential. Every person is a unique creation of the Lord and his desire is for us to be ‘our selves’ as in that we each are fearfully and wonderfully made, conformed to the image and DNA of Jesus Christ, not mere men.

Joe Shrewsbury writes “This combination of mystical visions, faith to end barrenness, and a workman who receives a return is a theme we see woven in all that we learn about Issachar. The men of Issachar are further described in the oral traditions of Hebrew teachings.  These oral teaching tend to speak more to the mystical aspects of Hebrew teachings.  The men of the tribe of Issachar were frequently associated with mystical insight.  They were able to observe things in the natural and see spiritual connections, and they were able to observe in the spirit and make natural connections.”

Because of the anointing the Lord put on the father, Issachar, his sons were given their anointing to discern the times and seasons.  So too, CMM is called to provide a broad spectrum of ministry services: love, the Father’s heart, revelatory education, Kingdom worldview, humanitarian aid, love of Israel, stopping human slavery, safe water, hygiene training, caring for widows and orphans, sustainable agriculture and community development etc to our Missionaries globally. We seek growing intimacy with our Daddy so we may be able to lead others into heavenly encounters aligning ourselves with the Lord of the harvest for the end times.

The ‘sons of Issachar’ prophetic anointing is one of the callings CMM is appointed to equip and release to establish and strengthen the ‘net’ globally.  In addition to the prophetic ministry, CMM provides there are all the rest of the five-fold ministry gifts at work to impact and transform individuals, students, graduates, and the lives of those in the many house churches, schools, congregations, businesses, communities and movements in the many nations we sow into.

How Will The Council Of Issachar Work?

Teams serving on the Council of Issachar will pray for and minister, often in online video conferencing to a region, ministry leadership, or a topical theme, depending on the focused need.  Anointed men and women will be asked to pray and seek the Lord for wisdom and prophetic insight and speak the word and heart of the Lord to recipients in the nations.  Team members will come from our friends who are available at that time and have a heart or special word from the Lord for the people receiving the council or the topical theme or purpose of the call.  Follow up will be allowed to be organic and free as the Spirit leads so team members may rotate in and out depending on availability and being led for each call by the HS.  Relationships can organically develop and team members will be welcome to conduct for further follow-up, training, impartation or possibly visit that nation for conferences, in-depth training, prophetic summits and fellowship.

Chuck Pierce goes on to say this about Issachar: “They moved toward their promise as the trumpet sounded and His presence, which was central, shifted them toward their destiny. Three of the twelve tribes moved together. Judah, the apostolic warring leadership tribe who understood sound, moved first. Then came Issachar, the Torah tribe, who would bear the burden for victory and wages. This tribe understood the time and could interpret the Word of God in time. They were connected to Zebulun, the wealth tribe because the provision for the journey and the supply for victory were important.”

Welcome to the Council of Issachar with CMM to reach and bless the nations for the glory of the Lord.  We’re glad you are here and look forward to all the Lord has for us to build his Kingdom together, for his glory.  Jorge Parrott October 2018

“G‑d has given me my reward.” (Genesis 30:18)

Leah’s fifth son, Issachar, embodies the notion of the reward that comes from hard work. The painting takes us to the Jezreel Valley in the north, where the quilted landscape shows the lush reward of the pioneers and farmers who labored to transform an arid land into a productive one. The valley unfolds before us like a scroll or a book, mirroring the role of the tribe of Issachar as Israel’s scholars and educators. Through the labor of Torah study, we harvest the richness of G‑d’s wisdom, which provides us with guidance, sustenance and direction, allowing us to see far into the peaceful distance. The deep blues of the painting reflect Issachar’s gemstone, sapphire, which was also the material from which was carved the Tablets of the Ten Commandments, the Divine source of our wisdom and scholarship.

The Twelve Tribes of Israel-Issachar is represented as the donkey.

The Blessing of Jacob

Before each Jacob’s twelve sons left to form their own tribes, Jacob bestowed a prophetic blessing upon each of them. This blessing defined the characteristics and fortunes of each son, as well as the tribe that would bear their name for generations. Jacob’s blessing of Issachar was something like this:

Issachar is a strong donkey, Lying down between two burdens; He saw that the rest was good And that the land was pleasant; He bowed his shoulder to bear a burden,  And became a band of slaves.

We See In Part…95% of the matter in the universe is invisible and unknown to us.1 Corinthians 13:9-12 New King James Version (NKJV)9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is [a]perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now, we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

95% of the matter in the universe is invisible and unknown to us. All we know about the universe is from the 5% of the total.  The Word unlocks many mysteries and reveals even more mysteries we are yet to know or understand. Through Jesus’ life and words and example, we are given access to explore what is unseen, eternal and true. How humbling it is to know where we are now and the unfathomable riches he holds for us to truly be like Him. See 2Kings 6:15-17 Elisha asks the Lord to open his servant’s eyes2 Kings 19:35 185,000 Assyrians and Angels. As you study the Word and the supernatural life Jesus gives us allow the faith keys and revelation the Lord gives you to ignite your hunger and desire to know and receive all He has for you in your studies to show yourself approved.2 Timothy 2:15 New King James Version (NKJV)15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

In Christ, Jorge Parrott,
Ph.D. President of CMM.world and CMMTheology.org

By Jorge Parrott (all scriptures from AMP)

We know each moment contains a pathway and invitation to eternity.  Our aim is to choose wisely to balance both the “busyness” of today and the focus of our attention on how we can align our lives with the Lord, our true compass. Recently, in my morning quiet time on my back porch, the Holy Spirit zoomed me in to see the minute arteries of nearby leaves and the intricate details of a feather. It is very easy to get too busy and distracted with our many tasks.

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