We were camped in the desert
A permanent place
No one knew God had gone
But they were still a plantin.
Struggling get roots deep down
In dusty old ground
“We will establish a church
With hard work and cash”
Too busy to see
The cloud moved on
Told it was gonna rain
Wow, the preacher produced different type of thunder cloud
Waxing downright eloquent
High on a stage
An incredible show
Perspiration was runnin
You had to look out His spit was a flyin
Veins protruded around his apple red neck
I sincerely hoped he wouldn’t stroke
The crowd yelled “preach it, preach it”
I was Carried with the tide
I called “bring it on, praise God”
I didn’t know
I was being filled with religious pride
He was a preachin and a condemin
A downright Hollywood display
But In my bed I trembled
If the preacher was right
And the rapture was true
Will they all go
Will I be left to stay
No one told me it just don’t rain where cactus grow
But have you heard of artificial rain
The preacher made it
The people drank it
Men in three piece suits
Women in long white dresses
They cheered on the preacher man
Drinking the artificial rain
It was four men
They stepped on the stage
A barber shop quartet
I was confused again
They didn’t look like barbers
In perfect matching attire
The crowd did swoon
In strange harmony they sung
I didn’t understand
I was used to Led Zeppelin
Eyes filled with dust
We from the street
Bewildered in a thirst
Someone needed to say
“You can’t drink artificial rain”
It was 50 years ago
That hope was bliss
The Spirit wasn’t in the sky
He was with us
On the street
Innocence, adventure, love
A strange wonderful purity
Folk guitar in hand
Our church was the parks, the beach
No more drugs
No more sex
We were special to Him
He made sure we knew
The world called us the JESUS FREAKS
We didn’t mind
We honestly thought
He was just with us
It came as a shock
“He was in church buildings”
Let's go and see
THE ENCOUNTER WAS NOT THE GLORY WE SOUGHT
Some churches demanded
“Get your shoes on boy and get a hair cut
You are entering the house of God
Come back when you look like us”
It was culture shock
May as well had been in China
With nowhere else to go
Into the cage we went
A few real good men
Some mothering moms
Helped keep us sane
Some very bad men
Looking pretty holy
Fooled us for a while
What we left behind in our quest for truth
It was there in the church
Of polished shoes and suits
It was hard to take in
There was lust unchecked
Between Sunday to Sunday
In clandestine dark
Things committed in secret
A young street lad's wife
Taken by his friend the preacher
A burden the young idealist had to bear
It changed his life
This happens to men
There is no power to be pure
Drinking artificial rain
Oh, where are the streets
The simple love
A guitar and a beach
I don’t like this building
Built in the desert
I found lizards there
They are sure they captured God
And God likes them the best
HEY! LISTEN EVERYBODY
THE STREETS ARE A COMIN
THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN
BUT FILLED WITH GOLD
IT’S COMIN FROM THE FUTURE
IT’S LIKE A BREATH
A HOLY WIND
ONLY THE INNOCENT
AND FORGIVEN WILL BEHOLD
HE’S A COMIN FOR THEM
I HEAR IT
I FEEL IT
I SEE IT
MAN WILL NOT DEFINE THE DiVINE
LOVE WILL DEFINE MAN
HE’S COMIN TO BRING PEACE TO ALL
HE WILL OPEN THE CAGES
THE EAGLES WILL FLY
HE WILL BREAK THE STRUCTURES
OF THE INVISIBLE IDOL
THE WORD WITHOUT THE SPIRIT
THE CHURCH WITHOUT LOVE
THE LAME WILL WALK
THE BLIND WILL SEE
BROKEN HEARTS MENDED
JOY AND PEACE
WE WILL LEARN TO BE
AT REST AND SING
THE SONGS OF THE KINGDOM
ON GOD’S BEACH WITH BEAUTIFUL SAND
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TRUST YOUR WIFE
WITH THE PREACHER MAN
“HE’S A COMIN”
The dream is real
Regain the dream
Pass through the pain
The power is great
It's not where you're looking
But the dreams still real
My tears are for more dreamers
I put away my sword
It's taken on an earthly form
You are not my enemy
Not my dream robbers
But they are there
Only the broken
They have the best dreams
Why stand for applause
The stage has stolen
Wonderful dreams blocked
The dreams the young ones need
Let's have tears for the dreamers
To come alive again
In the clouds
Riding invisible wind
You can bring Heaven to earth
Dream, Dream, Dream
As a young kid, I was fascinated with the Indians as we called them. They were noble, colourful and contained a mystery that I wished I had. I loved their connection and reverence for nature.
As with black slaves, they too were looked at as less than human by the European settlers. European sicknesses and diseases some say wiped out perhaps 75% of the aboriginal population. Treaties agreed upon in good faith were routinely broken by the white man. Much more than their land was taken. There was a dark plan to control and change their very essence.
The Black Hills of Dakota given to the Sioux Nation under a treaty was overtaken by a greedy gold rush. The government of the USA did nothing.
Most of us have heard of the Cherokee "Trail of Tears." This was a forced inhumane march to a very distant reservation. This took place after their own land was arbitrarily confiscated and given to white settlers. The forced march was impossible. It was strewn with the bodies of the old, the sick and children succumbing to the brutal winter and hunger.
The church was not innocent. The First Nation culture that lasted centuries was decimated by the "do-gooders" of the denominational churches. Children were taken from tribes and parents and placed in residential schools. Here they were stripped of the only life they knew. Names given by loving fathers and mothers had meaning and gave them pride. These names were substituted by empty European names.
The First Nations floundered through an alien existence. A noble proud race ended up sitting defeated in government compounds waiting for handouts from the white man.
The eagle is the most beautiful animal that came out of the mind of the Creator. An acquaintance of mine was in charge of the aviary at the Toronto Zoo. He placed this majestic bird on my arm. I have also seen eagles stuck in cages. Probably because they were wounded. It was incredibly sad. The smell was heartbreaking as they had to defecate where they lived. Their appearance was far from those who were free to do their acrobatics in the open sky. This reminded me of the plight of the First Nations after the Europeans crushed their unique identity. They depleted the ancestral hunting grounds defying the laws of respect towards nature. For sport and skins, the once 60 million buffalo were shot from trains and left to rot. Others hunted them to near extinction for the skins only and left the flesh to decay in the sun.
I had a job living in a group home for dangerous youth. Jimmy was a First Nation lad. I sat with him for many hours. I took him to the coffee shop to meet my friends. I could not help but love the teenager aware at all times that he could again snap and do tremendous harm. There was a difference between Jimmy and white offenders. There was a lost spiritual element. His mental impairment reminded me of the eagle in the cage.
The Europeans in the rush to take Indian land failed to understand that putting them on government reservations destroyed their inner soul. The soul of a people that was meant to fly free like the eagles in the sky.
I am not sure if I am offending some by this post. It is my heart and as I continue I hope you will understand.
As a Christian, I have grieved and also repented of our misguided ways towards the First Nations as well as much outright cruelty and disrespect.
I have seen a Great Wonder emerge in spite of the injustice given to them.
EAGLES ARE RISING AGAIN!
Many First Nation people have been touched by God.
This is among the most beautiful things I have seen. Tribal chiefs in full regalia, covered with eagle feathers worshiping the Lord. The scriptures say "To them, He (God) gave them the power to become the Sons of God." This inner spiritual impartation radiates through these chiefs and their people with a very unique Glory. A Glory that carries an invitation to all humanity to a deep intimacy with our heavenly Father.
Did the white man bring Christ to the Indians?
I walked with an apostle being his prophetic man for a number of years. He was a tremendous man. He told me of a time when God sent him to an Indian tribe in the USA. When he got there the chief told him that the Great White Spirit told him the apostle was coming. It is my belief that long before the white man came, the Creator revealed Himself to many of the tribes of the Americas, Africa and all past cultures. The author of the Word of Himself, the Bible, is breaking into our theology showing us we know so little about wisdom Love and Greatness. Christ is called the Ancient Of Days. He did a lot a long time ago that we know little of.
My First Nation brothers and sisters, I as many others see your destiny. We will always be with you in the Beauty and Greatness of your Rising and that we will see each other in the One who calls Himself. "I AM"
First Nation Folk you will teach us how to fly in Spiritual Realms.
Teach us how to fly and the way of God's Eagles.
Your forgiveness of past injustice has placed you in a special place in God's Heart.
You will set free many Christians locked in smelly cages to fly freely in open heavenly skies.
There is an incredible hidden nobility that will emerge in today's stage of history that will be very significant in saving America from the destructive control of socialism and utter chaos. This vision was given to me in my last year of bible college in 1978. As a ministering team, we were sent to two black churches in Montreal. I was treated like gold. I also have a relationship with a predominantly black church in Manchester England. The love between black and white was like a family with the same Father. This church in my heart is also my family. The young pastor from Uganda is one of these noble leaders. I saw the rise of three groups of people. The blacks, the first nations, and women. These three groups were seen as less human and defiled. We are paying the price of the mind-blowing injustice that goes back centuries.
Both the world and the church failed to see that all mankind were created equal. Being a white male looking back at my ancestry no one was pulled from their homes, locked in chains, and called subhuman. Why will the blacks arise? Is it by violence? More money? Political acknowledgment? No. This will not stop the systemic racism, and in many understandable ways the black anger. Then what is it that changes hearts on all sides. It is FORGIVENESS. To ask to forgive the history of slavery is a BIG deal.
Blacks are rising who have done this monumental act that breaks the chains caused by this unimaginable historical injustice. There is an honour from the Father that is lifting these courageous saints of God to the place of authority our nations need. I know many of them. You are in very high esteem of our Lord and a great many in the church. Continue to lead us deeper into worship. Deeper revelation of the Love in Gods Word. Taking us into the HOLY OF HOLIES. As an older prophetic man you have always been in my prayers. I am filled with elation and hope for this time. You are a living wonder of Gods Grace and Mercy.
I want to be nothing.
My conclusion of life on the planet.
I no longer want to know who I am.
What I did know I really didn’t like.
No self reflection
No self deduction
No lasting conclusions
After all is said and done
To be a nobody
I have succeeded
Do the birds know they are birds?
After they hatch and the sun opens their eyes do, they know what a bird is.
Yet they know what to eat and where it is. Who told them?
Umm, there is something here. Taken care of from above.
Yes, I want a bird brain.
How about a cow.
Do they know they are a cow?
They just are
Do they know they are not a cow or a bird?
A baby is nothing.
We make them something but to themselves they are nothing.
A flower. No struggle to be pretty. Does not show off. Just is. A nobody.
You see God loves nobodies.
He chats with the nothings.
The somebodies can’t hear them.
They are Lost in self.
Too much noise in the brain.
Life's stage demands self identity.
I don’t want image. I don’t want a stage.
It gets me in trouble.
Then I fail.
Being nothing is safe.
I don’t have to prove my self worth to anyone.
I hope I have none.
God reveals Himself to nothings.
The old self couldn’t cut it.
He had to go.
Could not find the love he needed
Hey, what is this.
Like water poured in a cup.
He began to fill my nothingness.
It’s way better than me.
Hey, you're kidding.
He calls me his Son.
I am glad I wanted to be nothing.
NOW I AM EVERYTHING!
SON…DANNY BOY…. God’s Precious Something.
I come to speak.
Not from a physical place but from the clouds and the winds.
Though my physical form is weary, for a time I am not here.
I appear before man for purpose not gain.
To take gain would mean losing my hidden home.
To bring my being from realms unseen
To again be cloaked in human flesh
Is a suffering worth enduring.
To see this world cloaked in pain.
At times it is too much to bear.
I go back to the cloud and the wind.
The place of clarity
The place of freshness.
The Author of this beauty has a heart for those below.
I will go.
Down through the pollution of hate and greed.
Clouds of darkness and children crying.
To the wars.
To the deceptions.
My breath is fresh from the Ethereal winds.
I bring heaven's experience to the dark.
To both the “haves" and the “have nots.”
To bring Heaven's healing breath.
The joy of unearthly love.
The Father of all has had enough.
An army is coming with lungs filled with life.
Speech that restores.
Hands that heal.
It’s those who ride the wind.
Bringing the storm to the cruel.
They will blow their houses down.
When I get weary and overwhelmed He brings me back.
Heavens Heart Beat is Him.
It is in me.
It is for you.
In only a moment of time.
The time of eternity.
I am refreshed.
Greater than before.
I go again.
To you and you.
The old testament law being able to convert the soul from darkness to permanent light has to make us think. As so often happens, the wisdom of God comes after we are perplexed, trying to understand what He is saying. His Word is a mystery. It is a doorway to the treasure room. This statement I am going to make will cause many to be bewildered. Well, it did with me. The heart enters the Kingdom before the mind. The condition of our inner life lets us through the door or keeps us out. Being allowed to pass through is very significant and shows us the Lord can and will have pleasure in us. It is only here we can see (understand) the Kingdom principles of life in this world, a life full of true peace and love for all of the earth inhabitants. How deep we go in God is directly related to our humility, the absence of pride. To lose our "center" opens us to receive His. The Lord's center is selfless; we see this at the Cross. He emptied Himself for us. Losing ourselves to abide in Him is the goal, and the Holy Spirit in ultimate wisdom takes us there in degrees. From Glory to Glory, we go deeper into Love and Security, ever-emerging to a more fabulous place in God's heart.
There is a most incredible "doorway" question that enables heaven to fill our hearts. The answer is to do with Old Testament law. The apostle Paul in Romans 7 teaches that the law shows me I am in darkness in my soul. My condition will not allow me to the freedom the law can bring by full obedience. We know this is where Jesus comes in.
Jesus took my darkness. My inability to continually do what is right is beyond my desire. I end up doing wrong. I sin. Now, what is sin? It is separation from God. Being separated from God's Love is the reason I fail.
For thirty years, Jesus lived in His community. He was a carpenter. Every day He saw things that were not right around Him. He probably was tempted not to pay taxes to the cruel Roman domination. But He did. His body probably had natural ebbs and flows. He did not succumb to sexual desire, crooked business practice or disobedience to His parents. The Bible says in all ways we are tempted He also was but did not give in. It is most important to note Jesus did not pull His God card. He did not have a more significant edge from heaven than any of us. He made it by His faith. The same afforded to us, and we could not do it.
JESUS IS OUR HERO!!
Most know the story, Jesus died on the Cross for all humanity. The most excellent exchange in all the cosmos took place. He gave me His light for my darkness. He was the innocent one who took on my separation from God.
I could go on forever in theological terms to reveal the heart of God, the Cross and our redemption to Joy and peace and, most of all, the Love of the heavenly Father.
I only wanted to put a foundation to bring my thought into the current plight of the world's condition.
After Jesus paid my penalty, God raised Him to His place in heaven. Incredibly took us who received forgiveness with Him! It is difficult to understand, but all the provision is there for us to know we are in this world yet separate from it. Few seem to have had the experience that we are heavenly people. The church, for the most part, is assessed by much of society as being irrelevant.
By faith, this is changing. A surrendered remnant coming out of all church groups are coming to the plate. This message is for them. We know we are in a spiritual war. Our weapons in this war must also be spiritual. Before becoming a believer in Jesus Christ, I was occultic and a spiritualist. I saw and walked with dark powers, spirits. From hidden realms to the naked eye, they appeared before me and talked with me. The source of evil driving this world comes from this hidden dimension. It is in this dimension the actual battle resides. Many of this remnant of believers is focusing the struggle on what they see on earth. The unseen realm remains with little challenge. We must ask the Lord for grace. It is better to be known as a soldier by the dark invisible dominions and high places of evil spiritual power than to be recognized by man. The war is in the heavens. The chaos on earth is the spillover. One only has to read in the book of Daniel chapter 10:13. It took two mighty angels, one being the warrior angel Michael 21 days to get through the invisible heaven blocked by the evil spirit named the Prince of Persia.
How do we bind the strong spirits ruling the demonic realms? Someone has already done this. One more powerful than the angels, God himself in His Son Jesus the Messiah.
Then why are these diabolical spirits still doing their destructive reign upon humanity? With Christ as our head, we exercise the warrant legally won by the Cross and arrest the principalities and powers and spirits of wickedness in high places. WE BRING THEM DOWN!
Defeated and afraid of believers entirely given to God's Love by way of the Cross of Jesus Christ, the dark powers know when we are on the offence. We have the Holy Spirit and all the angels of God with us.
We must have the heart mentioned in Revelations 12:11. "They overcame him (the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death." NIV
How is this done?
These are the steps that I have learned over the past 48 years—much of these years in warfare.
Well, this has been very hard to put together. I have felt oppression from the beginning to the end. We are in dark times with this virus and corruption emanating from virtually everywhere. It is our time as the church in this world to bring truth, light, and love.
Will we touch the world with our Father's heart imparted to us by resting in Him and loving him, or will we be driven by causation? If it is the latter, we only will end up with empty religion given to the world.
THEM HE GAVE THEM THE POWER TO BE THE
SONS OF GOD.
I am reminded of Moses telling Aaron to put a brass serpent on the end of a pole. The poisonous snakes were biting the people. Moses said, "look at the brass serpent, do not look down." We are in this place. Our help comes from above not below. The wisdom of God is clear and clean. It preserves us and protects us.
This situation of COVID 19 is just a warning shot over the bow of the ship called God's church. It is to wake us up. As a result, we can wake up to two things, the wisdom of God or just the situation on hand. This is what Hebrews talks about. The double-edged sword that separates the bone from the marrow as so with the soul from the spirit. This overlooked scripture must be the key element incorporated by all to see the turn of the kingdoms of the earth to Christ. Bear with me as I attempt to teach on this.
11 Chronicles 7:13-14
13 When I shut up the heavens so there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land or send a plague among MY people.
Let's look at this. Who did this? It was God. He allowed this to take place. It was not the Liberals or Democrats. Things happen like this when people are separated from God. Esp. and mainly the church. It is consequences; consequences are judgement to good or to bad. We are seeing the bad but it is also good. It is wake-up time. The question is in our wake up, do we end up in a zeal without wisdom or do we connect with God and walk in His revelation. This question is crucial. One way will end in defeat and mudding the waters, the other will be a clear victory.
14 If MY people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray.
There cannot be true prayer without humility. Many are called but not all are humble.
and seek my face
Seeking Gods face must come before asking of His hand to be involved in the conditions of mankind in trouble. Seeking God's face is not as easy as it may sound. It requires our own retrospect. The Holy Spirit knows us. Our power to change things hinges on how much we see or understand our Fathers heart, His face.
and turn from their wicked ways.
To say we have not been wicked shows we are the problem. If we acknowledge our separations from God, we will have a marvellous result .
Then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and will heal their land.
It is not a Republican or Democrat thing. It is a "US" thing.
There is an incredible disclosure in the USA. Evil is being uncovered. There are many now looking up at the brass serpent. Doing the 2 Chronicles proposition from God and I believe we are seeing some results. We must keep this up. I personally am doing more prayer. Talking with God and Loving Him. I have more power in my proclamations and I know I am changing the spiritual atmosphere over the things I pray. Prayer, communication with God. Loving Him for who He is and not just for things we see must be done. Loving and honouring humility and seeing others more important than ourselves is some of the greatest keys to divine power over demonic control. These characteristics are what we put the armour of Ephesians 6 on. Without this character, we are hollow behind the armour and the enemy knows this. God may allow more problems to come before a significant army will rise to rule the nations in integrity and mercy.