October 29, 2011

"Watch the rush as they come out as a royal priesthood"

I was a half an hour into a lovely prayer hike today when out of the blue the Lord starting speaking this word:

“Constantine! Constantine! Great you were to usher in My Kingdom but with princes and magistrates, pomp and circumstance.  My princes and princesses are in caves, like David.  Watch the rush as they come out as a royal priesthood, walking in My Spirit and freedom, prophesying and healing in My Son’s name.  The earth has shaken and will shake again as the glory and joy of My sons and daughters sweep over the nations like fresh waters on dry lands.  And there will be laughter and rejoicing because I am their Father.”

October 19, 2011

Underwater homes will begin emerging in 3 years

I had a very clear vision a few days ago of the Lord’s hands cupping a submerged home under water, I’m estimating ten or twenty feet, under an ocean’s surface but this is a vague guess.  I saw the home gently rock left to right in his hands, as if moving with the rocking ocean.  Then I could see people inside the home, there was light and air inside and they were enjoying their family life.  They were living under water as if in a submarine home.  The Lord never let go of holding and cupping the home under water.  Then I saw the water level start to lower and brighter sunlight radiate above.  I saw a large, distinct number three appear over the home, which I immediately understood to be three years, the top of the three stuck a little out of the water.  Then the waters lowered slowly and the roof of the home emerged into air.  I had the impression not all homes that have been underwater will emerge in three years but that is the beginning, when the waters that have submerged homes will begin lowering and eventually, over time, disappearing.

I heard this today in seeking more clarity from the Lord,

“In 3 years what has been submerged will begin to emerge.  This is a comfort to trust in Me to keep you in your home with air to spare and you will live as if not under water.  Breathe and live and know I am holding you in the palms of My hands.”

An image that immediately came to mind after I wrote the above is the following scripture.  I had not remembered this event covered three days.  I believe the number “three” is not a coincidence:

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt--darkness that can be felt.” So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days.  No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.  Exodus 10:21-23 (NIV)

Update as of September 27, 2012:

When I received this vision and prophecy the real estate market was still declining and the outlook both by industry pundits like Case-Shiller and the press was very negative.  However, in just one year from this prophecy home prices are now rising.  I believe this prophecy is in motion and will occur by fall 2014 as stated.

Update as of October 27, 2013:

This prophecy, given as the market was declining and a half a year before the national real estate market fell to new lows, is already starting to come to pass this year. I took hope from the prophecy that real estate values would begin recovering from being underwater in a relatively short time frame of 3 years, by fall 2014, despite the widespread carnage of values nationally. Please note the prophecy stated, “what has been submerged will begin to emerge,” thus, it is not a promise that every single underwater home will emerge.  It is a promise, however, of a recovery and restoration for many if they hold on and trust in the Lord, “This is a comfort to trust in Me to keep you in your home with air to spare and you will live as if not under water. Breathe and live and know I am holding you in the palms of My hands.”
The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed, “as of May 2013, average home prices across the United States are back to their spring 2004 levels…. The recovery from the March 2012 lows is 15.9% and 16.5% for the 10-City and 20-City Composites.” 


Zillow writes in their August 20, 2013 press release, “All 30 of the largest metro areas covered by Zillow registered both monthly and annual appreciation in July, and all have hit their bottom and are expected to show appreciation in the next 12 months.”

Update as of November 22, 2013: 

“Fast-paced price increases have helped bring many underwater homeowners afloat. In the third quarter, 1.4 million homeowners rose to the surface as their home values once again outranked their equity…. The negative equity rate now stands at 21 percent, down about one-third from its peak of 31.4 percent.”

Update as of October 18, 2014:

I thought it time for an update since it is 3 years from this prophecy.  “According to the second quarter Zillow Negative Equity Report, the national negative equity rate continued to decline in Q2 2014, falling to 17 percent, down 14.4 percentage points from its peak (31.4 percent) in the first quarter of 2012. Negative equity has fallen for nine consecutive quarters as home values have risen.”  Negative equity, aka homes under water, have fallen from 31.4 percent to 17 percent, almost half the homes have emerged from being under water.

Update as of September 8, 2015:

The word I received from the Lord on October 19, 2011 said that “In 3 years what has been submerged will begin to emerge” and I commented, “I had the impression not all homes that have been underwater will emerge in three years but that is the beginning, when the waters that have submerged homes will begin lowering and eventually, over time, disappearing.”

Here is a telling graph from Zillow that the percentage of negative equity (i.e. underwater homes) actually stayed high between 30% and 31% about 9 more months from October 2011 through the first half of 2012 (as nationwide home prices were still declining in value).  The percentage of negative equity homes didn’t start dropping substantially until the second half of 2012.  Negative equity (underwater homes) have declined from about 31% of all homes at the time of the October 2011 prophecy to 14.4% recently in the second quarter of 2015.  This Zillow chart shows the prophecy coming to pass.  God is good!

October 18, 2011

“Bible Belt” in San Jose, California and surrounding cities

Bible Belt!  Bible Belt!” The Lord proclaims, “From San Jose [California] to Morgan Hill to Gilroy.  Milpitas, too and Mountain View.  But the heart will be San Jose.  They will carry Bibles into public places and read.  They will meet in homes and call it church where I dwell amongst my children and Jesus is their Lord.  Where the walls come down in My church and there are no barriers between.

They will love each other.  Love will overflow out of homes where the churches are, where all my children meet, and into the streets to feed the orphans, widows and hungry for Me.  The South Bay [of the San Francisco Bay Area] is my Bible Belt in California,” says the Lord.  Watch me do this thing.  It will be a hot spot of love and grace and goodness as My people find each other and meet and love, love, love.  You hunger for the first century churches in homes and will have it!

Note: A lady friend of mind in my home church (we meet in a home and met this morning) emailed me just after I posted this, On the way home, the ‘Do you know the way to San Jose’ song came to mind.  Then I remembered the early believers were referred to as followers of The Way. Then the ah ha (ha, ha) moment… ‘Do you know The Way to San Jose’...seemed to go along with The San Jose Bible Belt leading.”  She did not know of the detailed prophecy above I received this afternoon and she is very prophetic, so I view her email as a confirmation from the Lord.  I had had the brief and powerful vision this morning after we were ending our time together that San Jose would be the heart of a Bible Belt that was glorious.  It is not a coincidence the Lord has laid San Jose on my heart because I look out over it from my home and intercede often for it.

October 5, 2011

Peace-filled Defiance

The Lord woke me two nights ago that this year is the year of peace-filled Defiance.  We have entered this new season.  Those who live completely in Jesus’ purchase of us by His blood, those who know our uprightness doesn't have anything to do with our good behavior or works but is attributed to us solely through Jesus' shining perfection, will be led by His peace and voice and, thus, become inseparable partners in revealing His mighty, miracle-working, dunamis power on earth.  This understanding of us in Christ and Christ in us - one spirit born in humility and faith, transcending the grips of this world like a freely rising dove from glory to glory - will unleash the latter day supernatural power and toppling of the enemy's edifices that Jesus' own are seeking.  In this place where we have the mind of Christ and not our own, there is stalwart, confident, prayerful, peace-filled Defiance in the face of the enemy's constructions.

For the first time I am identifying with the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which began September 29-30, 2011.  Previously I had identified with the Gregorian calendar since I'm a gentile believer.  For example, the Lord told me previously that the calendar year 2011 would be a year of Rest.  It was precisely true for me.  I only worked part time as a real estate broker.  This forced much free time on me.  I also had no choice but to Rest in relying on the Lord to provide financially for me.  More than one time I had only a month and a half in the bank.  But “out of the blue” the Lord sovereignly provided another real estate client for me to assist.  This pattern became so repetitive I surrendered my own strivings, since they yielded futility and barrenness, and simply responsibly did the work laid out for me that day to the best of my ability.  I learned that He provided sufficient bread, stamina and sublime miracles for each day's responsibilities.  If I didn’t have any client to assist, I spent even more time with the Lord.  2011 was a forced semi-retirement and, as a result, I was trained into a deeper Rest in Christ Jesus.

Peace-filled Defiance couples with the humble and trusting Rest learned in the testing and trials that many have been experiencing.

A few scriptures for this new season of Defiance:

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
John 14:12 (NIV)

He who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
1 Cor 6:17 (NIV)

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Cor 3:17-18 (NIV)

But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Cor 2:16 (NIV)

He replied, “… I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matt 17:20 (NIV)

There are some mountains that must be moved.  A confident, peace-filled attitude of Defiance through the indwelling presence and power of the Son of Man, as when Jesus rebuked demons and storms, will manifest the Son of Man in us.  Even the rocks forming the most formidable mountain will crumble like popcorn in obedient response to the defiant Rock of all ages indwelling His own.

Update as of October 5, 2011 8:00 pm:

The Lord just spoke to me about these difficult and dry times, this word is for everyone in the desert and experiencing affliction.  It relates to Defiance against the enemy’s lies about who we are in Jesus Christ and what we can do in Jesus Christ. 

“Are you a king in the cave [like David]?  Are you a prime minister in the prison [like Joseph]?

“I created who you are.  Do not lose sight of who you are in Me.  You must know who you are in Me.  You must know.  David knew.  Joseph knew.  Moses knew.  But they lived in tight cocoons at first, unable to expand their wings and fly in My might.  David spent years persecuted and hiding.  Joseph spent years as a lowly servant and in prison.  Moses spent years tending sheep and not people.  When you fly you will fly only for Me and in Me and not be caught in the spider web of this world.  Stay separate from the world.  Do not be of the world.  You will be tempted and have envy seeing the world fattening its belly with delights you want to taste until you have no more envy.  Separation can be painful until you experience what I have prepared for you.  You have never been separated like this.  You will taste of My table and see it is the most succulent.”

Update as of October 19, 2011 10:45 pm:
I do not feel led to share the details of my life but certain strong coincidences and convergences have made it very evident that the Lord is telling me as well as some other prophetic sisters and brothers to enter into the lands promised to them, their Inheritance, the Promised Land. And some of us have answered the Lord, "Yes!” we will enter with boldness, with Jesus Christ with us, and use the spiritual weapons He has given us to cast down the enemies in the land (The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  2 Cor 10:4 NIV).

I did a detailed study on Inheritance last year in July 2010:

It is just when so much is at stake that is characteristic of an Inheritance because the land is first occupied by enemies.  Some of the key principals of Inheritance (and I cite the multiple scriptural references in my study):
3. To obtain an Inheritance you must first be on a potentially extremely scary battlefield with enemies much greater than you. You trust the Lord fights for you and drives out your enemies ahead of you (in modern day this might apply to lenders who extract interest on the land and thus are a controlling oppression).
6. You must have a spirit like Caleb and Joshua where you hear the Lord designate your Inheritance, you do not wilt and flee, and you have confidence the Lord will drive out your foes and give you the land (Genesis 28:10-15; Numbers 13:27-33; Numbers 14:3-4, 24, 30, Deuteronomy 31:6-8; Joshua 1:5-9, 14:6-15).
7. You will have rest from your enemies and peace in your land only after the Lord – with you in the battlefield facing your enemies – drives out your enemies ahead of you and brings it into your possession (Deuteronomy 3:20, 12:9-11; 25:19).

This past week I have happened to hear three other prophets/teachers (Kim Clement, Hank Kunneman, and Rod Parsley) speak of Inheritance, Determination, Defiance, and Entering the Promised Land.  I heard Rod Parsley when I happened to switch on TBN and Hank Kunneman when I happened to watch SidRoth.org yesterday (I have never listened to Hank before).  It is not a coincidence, I believe, that descriptions of these times are similar.  I am grateful I studied Inheritance last year and know that using our authority and spiritual weapons in Christ to command and cast down the enemies is critical before occupying the land.  It emboldens me and I hope it emboldens you for your victory!