Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Revelations: Part 1

On Saturday, January 24, 2015, we had our first measurable snowfall of the season here in Kentucky. Actually, we got more than was forecasted by some local meteorologists. It was a wet snow so it stuck to everything, which made it look like a winter wonderland. It was absolutely beautiful to wake up and see nature blanketed in pure, glistening white. My tea was hot and the view from my window gorgeous. The birds were at our backyard feeders in abundance. It was a lovely winter sight to see.

As I sat taking it all in, my spirit suddenly began to stir. Then The Father started speaking to me about the spiritual and prophetic significance of this snow. He directed me to this Scripture in Isaiah:

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11 CEV


Through the context of this Scripture, He began to show me the important analogy between the snow I was seeing with my own eyes and the timetable of His word being fulfilled in our lives. 

I believe this is rhema or now revelation. Rhema is a Greek word that references a divine utterance from God or portion of Scripture the Holy Spirit brings to our attention that applies to a current situation or occurrence. That would be the snow He was pointing out to me in the biblical passage above AND the snow I was actually seeing in the natural.

Let me build a foundation and share some insight He gave me about this.

When God speaks a word over us, it has His purpose and a certain time attached to it. This is what we must understand. It’s like a woman who is pregnant and must wait through the months of gestation before she can actually give birth to the baby she is carrying. Too soon and the baby is premature. 

So it is with His word. It goes through a designated gestational period in us and our lives. It's like a spiritual seed that gets planted at the onset of His word spoken over us. That word bears down on our lives and causes growth and change to happen before the fullness of that word is actually seen. It won't come too soon, nor too late for that matter. *There are factors that can play a role in all this. Please see below

Everything in Heaven and in Earth belongs to Him. He created it all, including snow. He reveals Himself through His creation (Romans 1:20). Therefore, He can use what He’s created to bring about His will on earth, and He can certainly speak to us through creation as well. 

All of His promises, including prophetic words spoken over us, are like the snow that falls from Heaven. They come to water our lives and cause us to sprout and grow and prosper in accordance with His purpose. This is often a process but in due time will produce tangible fruit. It is the spiritual principle of seed, time, and harvest in effect (Genesis 8:22). 

I believe The Lord is showing me we are now in our due season. 


The snow was a sign that we're on the verge of seeing the manifestation of many promises The Lord has declared over our lives. It is the appointed time in the earth. This snow was more than just winter beauty to look at and enjoy. It certainly was that, but it was also a reminder that His word will produce in our lives exactly what it was sent to produce, just as the passage in Isaiah declares. It was a natural indication [signpost, signal, evidence, proof] from Him, through His creation, that our harvest is on the verge of appearing. 

We are going to start seeing the promises of God being fulfilled in our lives. He can certainly do whatever He wants. If He wants to bring His word concerning us to fruition all at once, so be it. However, I think it's more likely that we'll see it come to pass over time during this designated due season. I also think we are in a time of seeing many miraculous things taking place; miraculous things only He can do. Nevertheless, God is always true to His word. He is faithful.

In His Love and Grace,

~ Michelle

* Often the fulfillment of His promises and words are solely dependent upon Him. And you know God will always do His part. He is immutable. But there are times when some part of it might also be dependent on us and what we do. For instance, our obedience in certain things, not quitting, holding onto what He's promised us in faith, and trusting Him to bring it about in His time. Sometimes there are stipulations to the promises coming to pass. For instance, Ephesians 6:1-3: "Children, obey your parents; this is the right thing to do because God has placed them in authority over you. Honor your father and mother. This is the first of God’s Ten Commandments that ends with a promise. And this is the promise: that if you honor your father and mother, yours will be a long life, full of blessing." The promise of long life and blessing is conditional upon honoring our parents. These are paramount to understanding how God works, and especially where prophecy is concerned. Many times we struggle because we wait and wait for a thing to happen, thinking it must have eluded us, when in truth; it's appointed time has not yet come. Hold on, and don't faint or fall out of the game before your promises are fulfilled (Galatians 6:9). A major key is knowing it will come in its designated time, and also doing whatever is required on your part. 

Michelle Holderman 
P3 Ministries 
Copyright © 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Storm Is Coming By Lisa Great

The following post was written by Lisa Great from Mouthpiece Ministries. It really struck a deep chord with me as I read it because the Lord has shown me similar things over the past several years. Although He has never released me to fully speak about it, He has had me focused on preparing people for His exposure, which includes both good and bad things. I truly believe this is revelation from the Holy Spirit and felt led to share it here on The Ragamuffin Saint. And so, with Lisa's permission, I am re-blogging this. I hope you will take time to read it as she has written with much insight and truth. You can read the original blog post here. Love and Blessings. ~ Michelle

A STORM IS COMING 

The year 2015 according to the Gregorian calendar, or 5775 AD according to the Hebrew calendar, is the Year of the Whirlwind. It is a year when everything is about to change, there is acceleration of events, for some it is going to be very exciting times, for others it is going to be very challenging times. The line is being drawn in the sand and you will be on one side or the other, when the winds blow. 

I live in the Midwest and here we have a warning signal that goes off on the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm, as a test to make sure the signal is working and so people kno
w what the warning signal sounds like. I believe God is sending warning signals to His people all over the world right now, telling them a storm is coming. We see it on the news with the rise of various terrorist organizations, we see it in our falling gas prices, we hear about it through events in Fergusson, MO; Paris, France; and Malaysian airplanes. Jonathan Cahn wrote about it in his book called the Harbinger, Mark Biltz speaks of it in his book called Blood Moons, and the Bible is talking about it in Luke 6:46-49. 

The Bible tells us that we are to be able to understand the seasons we are living in. I believe we are living in the best of times and the worst of times. I also believe our choices determine which of these times we are and will be living in. But, God is giving us plenty of warning signals that the storm is coming, so we can make adjustments in preparation for the storm. If we can see the dark clouds forming, the wind picking up and can smell the rain, it is time to prepare for the storm. 


I have known for a while and have been speaking that a storm is coming, but I never could pinpoint what it was going to do. Some people speak only judgment, while others speak only glory and good things, I was torn between the two thoughts, knowing it was both, but unable to discern what the purpose of the storm was. Then today as I was reading my Bible, the Lord revealed to me that the storm is coming to reveal our foundation. Luke 6:46 says, “Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?” This is not a rhetorical question, Jesus is making a statement of truth, many call Him Lord, Lord, but very few actually do what He says. Jesus is asking us, right now, today, why do you call me Lord, Lord, (master, owner, authority) and not do what I say? 


As I was meditating on this question, the Lord spoke to me and said, “It takes courage to follow Me”. Many people follow leaders, pastors, other people they can see, but very few are following the Lord, for to follow Him takes courage. Jesus went on in this passage to describe 2 houses, one was built on a foundation, the other was built on the ground. To lay a foundation, you have to dig deep down to the rock, but to build on the ground, no digging is required, all you have to do is start building. Both are houses, both look the same on the outside, but when the storm hits, one will stand and the other will collapse. 


A storm is coming, what you have built your house on will be seen, for the storm is coming to expose what is under the house, which most cannot see. Without discernment you cannot know what something is built on for it looks like a house to the naked eye, but the storm is coming and some houses will stand and others will collapse. 


The foundation that will withstand the storm is relationship. Love relationship with the Lord casts out fear (1 John 4:18), builds trust, and produces obedience. The only foundation that will withstand the coming storm is one of love, for if you have not love, you are nothing (1 Cor. 13:1-3). Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6) and faith works by love (Galatians 5:6), so you have faith, hope and love, but still the greatest of these is love (1 Cor. 13:13). A storm is coming, but Love Wins! 


Lisa Great 

Mouthpiece Ministries

Friday, January 2, 2015

HOLY SPARKS ARE GOING TO FLY: A Prophetic Word for 2015

This is the word the Lord released into my spirit concerning 2015. It's rather different in how He has spoken to or shown me in times past about what He's doing in a new year. Perhaps that speaks for itself as I feel a very unique and fresh excitement tied in with this. God is doing awesome things and we are a part of it! I hope and pray this word will ignite you in the things He is calling you to do. In His Great Love. ~ Michelle

The Father says:

“Sparks are, in fact, going to fly this year. They are going to fly to the north, to the south, to the east, and to the west. All around you holy sparks are going to fly. You are a bearer of the light, of the image, of My Son. He is Lord over all. His works you will perform and even greater, just as He told you (John 14:12).

There are those who are stuck in the old; in the mundane. But I have come to give you liberty in Christ. I want you to walk in total freedom. You were born for now. You are of great worth to My heart, the Father says, and you are going to know more of why I have called you for this time; for the now time you are in. You are going to discover more of My grace and truth, for you are a true light bearer of the Lord Jesus Christ. And those holy sparks you carry are going to ignite others and set them on fire for the purposes of God.

I do nothing in the earth without first telling My secrets to My servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7). And I AM telling you now that this is a time unlike any other. There are secrets and mysteries I AM going to start unlocking in this year of 2015. And you are going to discover great and mighty revelations that will ignite a holy fire in your heart. Those ashes in your spirit are going to start burning again but they will burn in a whole new and different way this time. It won’t be like before. For I, the Lord your God, AM setting the ashes [embers] back on fire inside My sons and daughters with a new passion, with a new fervor. And you are going to burn brighter than you’ve ever burned before. And you will have an advantage because of this.

Know that I won’t overlook or leave anything out. Your joy is going to be set back on fire, as will your desire to discover more of Me and what I have for you. I’ve not been holding back. Rather I’ve been setting you up. Forget what is behind you and instead focus on what’s ahead. Press on toward the high goal of your calling in Christ (Philippians 3:13-14). And know that nothing or no one can stop you when we work together in My Order.

It’s going to be a stellar year for those who are called according to My purpose (Romans 8:28). I will not only work things out for your good but I will do what the enemy never expected. I will work it out in such an excellent way that you and everyone around you will know only I could do it like that. “Only God!” many will say.

The road has been very long and hard but you are going to discover that while you’ve been traveling through the twisting pains of adversity, you were being groomed all along for the very purpose for which you were born. I AM in this journey with you. I’ve always been with you and I will always walk with you, says the Lord.


The holy sparks of My Son are going to ignite a new level of faith in you also. I will spark many things on fire. For the Spirit of Truth will ignite those places within you and you will know that I have come to show you My power. For in My power is My love. And within My love is My very heart. I will open up My heart and pour out upon you My great love and My great power. And you will operate in these together. 

You will be empowered to take those sparks of light you carry into the darkness and ignite holy campfires. These campfires will be a light shining and drawing many to My Son; to Yeshua. For His light is captivating. And His light will captivate many and bring them to Me. For I AM in the light and I long for them to come into the light with Me. I want them. And I will call them My beloveds.

These holy sparks will also cause divine justice to reign in greater ways in the earth. There are many injustices that are happening but I delight in the cause of justice. For justice and righteousness are the very foundation of My Throne. I have many who are motivated by this and I will start opening doors up – doors of truth and justice – to accelerate the cause of holy justice. Watch for this to happen. Watch how I will open up the “halls of justice” [judicial system] Myself and cause many to fall under the power of My conviction. Watch how I will raise up those who will work and defend for the sake of justice. 

And watch how My sparks will expose what is hidden in darkness. Whatever is covered up, whatever is being concealed, these holy sparks will bring it to light. For even the darkness is as light to Me (Psalm 139:12).

Let My holy sparks fly in your hearts, in your homes, in your churches, in the places where you work, in your businesses, in your schools, in your colleges and universities, in your coffee houses, in your restaurants, in your hospitals, in your doctor’s offices, in your courtrooms. Wherever you are, let the Son sparks fly! 

And let them enlighten you to even greater truths that are necessary for this time. For those who truly walk in the light will know and discern the darkness. And the darkness will not have a hold on them. For the light is greater. And the light pierces through and dispels the darkness. Jesus is the light. Follow Him.”

Michelle Holderman 
P3 Ministries 
Copyright © 2015

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:5-7 

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light so shine before others that they may see your noble deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you, and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." Isaiah 60:1-3

"For nothing is hidden except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret but that it would come to light." Mark 4:22


“You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, your right hand is exalted. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; Loving-kindness and truth go before you. How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of your countenance.” Psalm 89:13-15