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Posted: 2012-01-12 14:22:10 by: Sybil Nelson
Happy New Year to All! We are thankful for the opportunities that are ahead in 2012! We know that through Christ we have hope for the future! Throughout this year, we all will have times of happiness but also times of challenge.
For our website readers and all people of the world, we pray for increased faith in God, increased wisdom, and a whole lot of peace, love and joy!
Posted: 2011-10-12 05:25:40 by: David Nelson
Fall Prophecy Gathering, Saturday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 4300 Ingersoll, Des Moines, Iowa 50312
David will present a teaching on natural disasters and the Great Tribulation with insights from the books of Daniel, Nehemiah, and Revelation. Additionally, he will also share about the questions below:
Sybil will be presenting contemporary and traditional Christian music, and thoughts from her favorite biblical passages from the book of Luke.
Lunch and supper meals will be provided by Prophetic Ministry Iowa, please click info@propheticministryiowa to confirm which meal(s) you will be attending by October 24th. Lunch will be Hamburger Stroganoff and supper will be pizza.
Posted: 2011-10-01 13:22:39 by: David Nelson
The Life Of God That Sustains Me And My Dreams by David Nelson 9-30-11
Every one of us lives 24 hours a day and we do not always have someone to encourage us every day. If we are born again Christians the Lord has said to us that He will never leave us or forsake us, He will be with us, even through dark valleys when we don’t feel He is there. I felt that I should write something about what sustains me all the hours and days when no worldly comfort or comfort from others has helped. The following are some Biblical principles and life experiences that have helped me in the last 40 years.
It is always the Lord who loves us, holds us up, helps us to keep standing, gives us grace to face and live with (for a while) hard things and very hard things. Could quote lots of verses here but I want more to give my life experience (you probably know the verses, or I could send them to you if you’d like). Everything good we have done (including getting saved), every good thing we are, and every good thing we achieve in the future (including making it to heaven) is by His grace, by His gifts, and His strength. Yes, it seems we have some responsibility in all this but it is the Spirit at work in us that gives us the desire to do something good and it is the Spirit who gives us the doing power to do it. Every step we take, whether our mind understands it or not, is ordered by the Lord. When we sin or step in the wrong direction He will show us by correcting us (whether that be by feeling guilty or whatever way He sees fit). He guides us, helps us to pray, even these words can keep us out of trouble, “lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”
Does this all sound a little too easy and that life is really much harder than what I’ve said? Saints of the past and even some today have gone through dark days, weeks, or even years and have felt great spiritual and mental pain. And sometimes these times of anguish have lasted much longer than they thought they could bear. But did not the apostle Paul feel despair, which I believe is as close as you can get to, “There is no escape!”) Sometimes the vision God has given us seems as though it will never come to fruit, just like Joseph, who may have felt that his dreams would never come true.
One of the strong messages in the book of Daniel that we must learn is that at any moment the Lord can demote someone (take them down) and promote someone (even of low estate) to where He wants them to be. We must know that God rules in all the affairs of heaven and in all the affairs of earth to do as He wills, when He wills. And you and your dream are on His schedule to bring forth in you what He wants, when He wants. Just hang in there and be faithful to keep holding on to His hand!
All the troubles, trials, waiting, melting, burning up, is a cleansing and molding process specifically designed for what God wants to make you. I have always felt that as we look at the beautiful things God has designed and made all around us that He is a master artist. He can paint, sculpture and make fantastic and beautiful things. So, if He has started a work on you as though you are a work of art, does He not know how to make the perfect you! You and I are works of art. What He has begun He will finish. If we keep the faith He will get us to heaven too. If we endure until the end we will be saved. You are saved now by His grace too.
As with all of us, my prayer times have kept me linked with God. And I want to be sincerely thankful for the little or big things He does for me each day (or even if He does things just once in awhile). If I don’t pray for a few days, He is faithful and I trust that He loves me. If I don’t hear from Him or receive anything (I can see) from Him for a few days (or even longer), He is the same, He has not changed, He has not left me (though it seems that He has, or that He is hiding His face from me).
The Lord is breathing spiritual life on me and into me day and night whether I know it fully or not. That’s why I am still “alive and kicking” in my relationship with Him and in continuing to do the work He has put me on earth to do. I know that you are the same. Sometimes you may feel like you are just barely hanging in there but I hope the above words will be an encouragement to you. I am your friend and brother in the faith and I look forward to the day when we can meet face to face and share with each other the good things the Lord has put in our hearts. I bless you in Jesus’ name!You do not have to READ MORE this the entire writing
Posted: 2011-09-30 21:16:35 by: David Nelson
A Message Burning In My Heart From The Lord by David Nelson 9-28-11
Jesus once said to Martha, Mary has chosen the one thing (to hear me) but you have been distracted by many things. We should also sit at Jesus’ feet and listen to Him. (Lk. 10:38-42) In this writing I would like to give a message that is burning in my heart. It has to do with the one thing mentioned above, but it also has to do with a prophetic message from the Lord concerning His Church for our time.
Like Mary, if we will clear away other things, go to prayer, look up and turn our ears to Him, and hear what He is saying to us, we will get fire in our hearts. But we are not to remain alone, the Lord wants us to find another person to share with and receive from so that we become a functioning Body, helping and changing one another. Church begins with two, one part of the Body ministering to another part of the Body, and growing from there. Jesus said, whenever 2 or 3 gather in my name there I am in the midst. Of course, He is with one person too but there must be at least two to have a Body or Church connection.
So, if you want to hear His voice and do His will, that is excellent. Is there anyone around you who sincerely wants that too? You may feel that you are alone and maybe God has not shown you anyone who wants to follow His will like you do. But if God does show you one, two, or more people who are willing to seek Him with you to find His will together, then get together in His name, and God’s great goal of Church begins!
Please understand, it can’t be just anyone that you connect with, it has to be someone who wants to hear the Lord, who is willing to do whatever He says, who wants to seek the Lord with you to discover real church. By “real church” I mean this: we must ask these things, where is the Lord, what will He say to us, we must be sure it is Him, we want only what He says, we are tired of what goes on at church meetings that is not the Lord!
Here are a couple of examples of hearing from the Lord clearly (two from the Scriptures and one from a real life church experience). In the book of Jeremiah (chapters 28,29 and 42), Jeremiah the prophet was asked by the people to inquire of the Lord, what saith the Lord, what does the Lord want us to do? Other (false) prophets were saying, we must resist the kingdom of Babylon, we will break their yoke soon and go hide in Egypt. As Jeremiah waited on a word from the Lord, one day went by, and he heard nothing from the Lord. The 2nd day? Nothing. The 3rd and 4th and 5th days? Nothing. How many days must he wait? I guess he could wait a whole year for the Lord to speak. Jeremiah was the type that if God didn’t speak then he would say nothing. We should be that way too. The Word says after 10 days the word of the Lord came to him. And God said the opposite of what everyone else was saying. God said build houses in Babylon and surrender to them for 70 years. The people really did not like this word, it seemed so strange and unlike things God had said before. But if we are to hear God then we must really hear God and know it is Him. My sheep will know my voice and they will follow me.
Another Biblical example of hearing only the Lord is when Jesus told His disciples in the book of Acts to wait in Jerusalem for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus ascended back to heaven. What did He mean, they might have asked? What does He want us to do? We are to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes on us. So, how long must we wait? How will we know when the Holy Spirit comes? Will we have to wait 3 days, 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 1 year? They must have thought, we will wait till the Holy Spirit comes, and we will know when the Lord shows us, “This is it,” we will know His voice and we will know when He has done it. So how long did they have to wait? Did they have to wait one year for Him to answer and give His gift? Would we wait that long? No, the Scripture says the Holy Spirit came in 10 days.
My last example comes from a small group in Argentina. A certain missionary was tired of God not speaking and why do we keep doing the stuff we are doing? He asked, where is the Lord in all our efforts and activities? So he said, I’m going to get together with a few people who are as tired of not hearing from God as I am, we will stop with all our activities and just ask, has the Lord said anything to anyone today? So this missionary gathered with a small group of people with no sermons, no songs, no nothing, just one question, did the Lord say anything to anyone tonight? That’s what he would ask his people each evening they gathered, after they sought the Lord, did the Lord reveal anything to anyone tonight? One night, a shy lady said, I think the Lord said to me to hit the table in this room with my hand, but I’m not sure it was really the Lord. God said nothing to anyone else. So from time to time at these gatherings, this lady would say at the end of the evening, I’m not sure, but I think the Lord wants me to hit the table with my hand. She was not really ready to obey this until she was sure it was the Lord. Some time went by, and one night the group decided to march around the table and all of them hit the table with their hands (but the one lady did not do it). Nothing happened. At some point the lady said, I really think I am supposed to hit the table, the Lord keeps impressing me, and I will do it. When she hit the table, a great revival began that night in Argentina that started in the 1940’s. Future gatherings included very anointed prayer times and such a great flowing of tears that the ground for revival was plowed and broken up, and the flood gates of God were opened. That revival may still be going today, and some people who visited it came back to the U.S. with an anointing on their lives from that revival. Some say that the Brownsville revival in Pensacola, Florida, was sparked by this Argentina revival.
So, what will we do? My burning message, is get close to Him, hear Him, do what He says, and then find one, two, or more people who will seek the Lord together and be the church He is looking for—a Church who will hear only Him and wait for whatever He says. I’ve experienced the beginnings of revival in Louisiana, Georgia, Iowa, and Missouri since 1999 where I found people who would say yes. If you are doing that where you are, I rejoice! Let me know how it is going for you. I’d love to come and visit your move of God and learn. If you need a friend to seek the Lord with, I will do whatever I can for you. The Lord wants you and He wants His Church to become all that He wants. He will build it, what is He showing you to do? Be courageous; don’t be afraid, God will be victorious in each of our lives.
The very greatest news in all the world is that the Lord loves us, will forgive us freely and completely (only through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the dead), and He will always be faithful to forgive us and help us through all the things we go through. How precious it is to have such a GREAT salvation and to proclaim it! If you haven’t made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, please click into our “Following Jesus” tab at the TOP of our Home page and learn more!
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Posted: 2011-09-13 20:32:41 by: from David Nelson
“We Will Embrace Your Move” (lyrics from this song by Darrell Evans have a prophetic message for us today)
Comments by David Nelson 9-13-11
I did not write this song but it contains an important prophetic message for our day. Please hear these words from the Lord (the lyrics are in quotation marks).
Of course, individual revival is very necessary to the Lord. The Lord loves each one of us, and as we seek Him (He is now drawing us to Himself) He will show us wonderful things and change our lives. He will put fire in our hearts and in our mouths to share with others. He may also lead us into many hard experiences (as some of you have found) but it is all to give us a greater depth of character and beauty of spirit to be more like Himself. But His other great goal is corporate revival. He wants to bring people together to share the fire He has given to each of us. That is why He has shown us such good things and why He has changed us so that we can share with each other. Each of us has missing pieces of the puzzle and we are meant to give these to each other. God’s greater work is the Church, His Bride, and getting us to connect with each other!
So here are some of the words of the song “We Will Embrace Your Move” and the prophetic message the song contains. It’s a song about corporate revival!
“We recognize that you’re moving among (or in) the earth Lord, and we say, we’re with you, and we’re going to embrace what you’re doing. Don’t leave us behind. We’re with you Lord, we’re with you.”
I believe your reading of this was led by the Lord because you know that the Lord has been speaking to you and others and is moving in the earth again. His prophetic messages are going forth. And I say to the Lord, I will hear, I will heed, I will go with you Lord, I will embrace what you are saying. Don’t leave us where we are, we want to move with you, where you are going. We’re with you Lord!
“Behold our God is gracious, He’s moving among the nations. Preparing the Bride of Jesus, and proving He reigns. His Spirit is tearing down walls, built on the pride of men. To those who’ve rejected Him, He’s reaching His hand out again.”
God’s great work, of course, is in individuals all over the earth, but He is wanting to have a connected, working together, pure Bride. We are not meant to make it alone, we need each other, we need to share what he is giving to us with each other. He is building His Church with living stones being fit together. He will bring us together to show us and the world how great He is. All will say, look what the Lord has done! Walls must come down that stand between us, the doctrines, teachings and prideful works of man must fall and be swept out of the way for the Lord to do what He wants. Even for years we may have walked in ignorance but God is graciously saying, OK, enough is enough, what has been is not acceptable, do you not see that my glory has departed from the works of man? But now I am showing you what I require and I will take you by the hand and lead you into all my plans for the Church.
And so, we will embrace your move Oh Lord, we will embrace your love and become a people of your love.
“Our God is preparing a feast, the Spirit and Bride say come. Calling out to the least and filling our lamp stands with oil. And He is restoring His people with rains of sweet renewal. And the music of heaven will soon overtake the earth.”
The feast is the corporate gatherings where God will have His way 100%, and He will bring out of His treasuries much more than we have seen before. It will not be one person on a hilltop hearing from the Lord but 2 or 3 or more will come together and share. It will not be one stick burning but a bonfire of people sharing rich, heavenly things. Many are hearing God’s call but are making excuses and not coming, not answering the call, not embracing His move. But there will be a remnant of “the least” who will say yes and who will get filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit. There must be a restoring of all things that God wants that He has spoken through all of His prophetic voices of old and all true prophetic words today too. And the wonderful things that happen at the meetings that God will bring together, sweet revelations, beautiful new songs, the presence and fire of God experienced like never before will begin here and there and soon will fill the earth. We will taste heaven at the meetings he has for us now, and one day when God has His ways over the whole earth it will be like heaven on earth when the Lord is here with us.
I embrace His move, what do you want us to do Lord, we are yours. And I believe that people reading this will embrace His move too. “Don’t leave us behind. We’re with you Lord, we’re with you.”
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Posted: 2011-08-25 16:03:10 by: David Nelson
Let’s Gather and Seek God for Revival 8-23-11 by David Nelson
Let’s get together once-a-month to seek revival! Many of us are busy with our jobs, families, or hobbies. Of course, jobs and families are important but the Lord also said that the cares of life can get out of balance and detour us from doing God’s will and could choke out our fruit. In one place it says that the desire for other things could hold us back. (Mark 4:19) Everybody has 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; will you give some of that time to seek revival? The Lord's eyes are seeking to and fro through the earth for people who will make time to seek Him for revival. He's ready to bless His people with a supernatural revival, to see and hear things from the Lord that will amaze us. Are we too busy or do we not believe He is ready and is waiting for us to come to Him?
The Lord spoke to me recently. He said we may talk with each other about what revival is, whether He will send it, and whether it is time to receive from Him a great move of God like we have seen in the past in the Church (like the Welch revival, like the 1800's Kentucky meetings, like Charles Finney's revivals in the East, like Azusa Street, etc.) But the Lord said to me you have taken it up with each other, now will you seek my face and take it up with Me?
And so I ask, Iowa, will you hear, from California to New York, from Florida to Canada (or any country), who will meet once a month to seek the Lord for revival? I am willing to do it and I am willing to come to where you are to encourage you and seek with you. Who will hear and step forward and say yes to this invitation from the Lord? Remember it says in the Word that the Lord looked everywhere for someone to stand in the gap but He found none. As a prophetic voice I say the time is now, who will say yes? You may be meeting already and you may be on the road to revival and making good progress with the Lord but not very connected with others. But the Lord wants more than this. It is God’s plan in these last days to have gifted people, sent people, connect with each other more and not think that ministries will remain separate. It is the Lord's desire to bring people together even across the miles in these days and bring down the barriers that separate us. Then the world will see our love for each other and His great revivals will begin!
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Posted: 2011-07-12 00:34:44 by: Betty Makris
Poetry is a wonderful gift of God! I appreciate what Betty says below in her poem entitled, “A Prayer For Our Nation.” You can read more of Betty’s poetry and other Christian poets at christianpoetry.org
A Prayer For Our Nation
© BY:Betty L. Makris
Posted: 2011-06-26 15:52:55 by: Sybil Nelson
Over the past days I’ve been thinking about verses 7-11 in Psalm 95: (New King James):
….Today, if you will hear His voice: “Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness, When your fathers tested Me; They tried Me, though they saw My work. For forty years I was grieved with that generation, And said, “It is a people who go astray in their hearts, And they do not know My ways.' So I swore in My wrath, “They shall not enter My rest.’”
Matthew Henry has insightful thoughts about the verses in the “Matthew Henry Concise Commentary:”
“Christ calls upon his people to hear his voice. You call him Master, or Lord; then be his willing, obedient people. Hear the voice of his doctrine, of his law, and in both, of his Spirit: hear and heed; hear and yield. Christ's voice must be heard to-day. This day of opportunity will not last always; improve it while it is called to-day. Hearing the voice of Christ is the same with believing. Hardness of heart is at the bottom of all distrust of the Lord.
Posted: 2011-04-10 16:59:48 by: Sybil Nelson
4-10-11: GLAD to hear that our federal government was able to meet the deadline to approve the budget and, therefore, keep services up and running! Also, GLAD to hear that we are STARTING to make more cuts in the US budget! We need to continue to take serious steps to say NO to excessive spending and pay-off our federal debt. The majority of Americans have to face the dilemma of living within their budgets every day. We all know that it is not easy to cut expenses but I’m encouraged that the Republicans and Democrats were able to work together for a good result!
Posted: 2011-02-24 23:15:40 by: David Nelson
An Invitation to All for an Iowa Revival Gathering
Saturday, March 26th, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 4300 Ingersoll, Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Lunch and supper meals will be provided by Prophetic Ministry Iowa, please click info@propheticministryiowa to confirm which meal(s) you will be attending by March 19th.
Parking is available on either side of Ingersoll Ave.