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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.

Read more “Leaves and Feathers”

By Jorge Parrott (All Scriptures from AMP version)

We all love children, especially our own. Our Father God created each child as His own supernatural gift of love. The Lord created the family as the best way to ‘train up a child in the way they should go.’ (Prov. 22:6) According to UNICEF (The UN Children’s Emergency Fund) there are one hundred fifty-three million orphans worldwide. If orphans were all in their own nation it would be the ninth largest in the world, bigger than Russia. Wars, violence, AIDS, disease, abandonment (sometimes due to a child being the wrong gender), broken homes and more are all fruit of man’s fallen nature.

Read more “Beautiful Children”

By Jorge Parrott (all Scriptures from The Passion Translation unless noted)

“The Lord is looking for available hearts.” Michael Correll replied to my question of “who am I?” after I told him that I had neither been to seminary or Bible school nor been ordained by anyone. Michael was the son of Sidney and Helen Correll (founders of Correll Missionary Ministries) and had just asked me to take on the leadership of CMM in 1998. I was not qualified, but I was available and I said “yes.” I had no idea what I was getting into, but my spirit leaped and my faith, fed by the Holy Spirit, compelled me to jump in. Little did I know the risks involved in laying it all down and yielding to the Lord. It would cost me everything. He is worth it all, and if I had known this sooner, I would have done it. Read more “The Coming Waves of Available Hearts”

By Jorge Parrott

“Honor, Discipline, and Loyalty”—these words on a sign in front of a military base north of Quito, Ecuador struck me like a heavenly tuning fork. We went to Mitad de Mundo, the middle of the world, on our way to Mt. Zion to visit a church on the equator at zero latitude. We have much to do, or “undo,” in our own yielding to prepare the Lord’s bride. As we align our lives with the Lord, become one with Him (see John 17), and walk in the authority Jesus has given us, it is good to acknowledge that we have not yet arrived.

Read more “Journey to the Middle of the World”

By Jorge Parrott

2017 was a challenging yet exciting year for Eagle Missions. Thousands were saved and new churches were planted almost weekly, and we continue to share resources from Rick Joyner and MorningStar with hundreds of key leaders in many nations. We are so thankful for our Partners, volunteers, and intercessors who work valiantly to build and strengthen deep relationships in our global community. 2018 is the year for taking even more risks by faith and seeing with His eyes.

Read more “Seeing With Eyes Of Faith”

By Jorge Parrott (All Scriptures AMP)

Do you feel the winds of change shifting again? We choose to focus on the great hope we have in the Lord and many opportunities to shine in spite of the increasing darkness. There are many efforts from the enemy of our soul that are ‘boomeranging’ back on the sender’s head as he sends his bad winds on many fronts these days. We have to deal with a glut of global mind control, fake news, whacko despots, religious spirits, political correctness etc.

The shaking will intensify. In Hebrews 12:27 we see this “Now this [expression], “Yet once more,” indicates the removal and final transformation of all those things which can be shaken—that is, of that which has been created—so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”  The winds are blowing and winds are shifting. Yet, there is one wind we do not want to miss. That wind is the wind of the Holy Spirit.

Read more “Discerning The Times And The Spirits”