Ancient Gates Reopened & the Persecuted Church Protected

By Tiffany Bretana & Rebecca Lynn Dixon

On Friday evening, another prophetic intercessor and myself were in intercession.

🔹China’s Ancient Gates have been Reopened🔹

While we were praying, the Lord revealed to me ancient gates in the clouds. These gates were associated with China. There were people called at that time diviners, prophets of God in Ancient China. *What most people don’t know is that some of first written records in the Chinese language supports the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Chinese characters for their language is pictorial, much like the Hebrew characters for the Hebrew language. These gates had closed at some point in time. As we continued in intercession, the Lord began to lead us into an act of repentance on behalf or our ancestors. We began to war on behalf of those called to inherit generational blessings, declaring that the gate be reopened and for the gates that had been opened by the enemy to be shut, sealed by the blood of Jesus, and guarded. I was shown angels with harps that were ushering in. Rebecca saw a large Angel holding an illuminated sword to the cheeks of imps and to the cheek of a dragon, daring them to open their mouths, lest they sever their jaws. She was watching things become……. they were put in shackles and chains and being led away. I heard the Lord say that the entrance of the gospel can go into China.

🔹Creative Miracles and the Persecuted Church in Sudan🔹

Then we continued praying I heard the word Sudanese, and while looking up it’s geographical area I discovered it’s in northeast Africa. Then the subject of the persecuted Christians came up. The Lord reminded me of a scripture He had me to post recently, so I started declaring it over the oppressed and persecuted Christians in Sudan.

The Lord shall make you to rule over your oppressors

Then people will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them for servants and maids in the land of the Lord; they will take them captive whose captives they were, and rule over their oppressors. It shall come to pass in the day the Lord gives you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear and the hard bondage in which you were made to serve Isaiah 14:2-3

Rebecca started declaring creative miracles over the persecuted Christians, and saw that limbs would grow miraculously in front of those who were cutting them off in an effort to torture those who so willingly give their lives for the gospel. And then I saw a wall of invisibility before these persecuted Christians that bullets that were being shot, could not penetrate through this wall. I continued praying a little astonished what I was seeing, but the Lord told me Tiffany this is real. Then Rebecca started to relate to me how this had occurred in Israel with an account that John Hagee had told of. Then, I saw an angel with wings of fire come down onto the land. I was calling forth angels to patrol and for the defense of these people. The Lord said that this would be reported as something else, like a missile strike of some sort, and that there was a tank that has seen it. The Lord says the region has been shaken. The infrastructure shall fall! Then I heard the Lord say ….. unstable in all it’s ways!!!! A quote from James 1:7-8, For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Rebecca confirmed she had heard that bible verse earlier that day independently.

I then heard the Lord say starfish, and then saw the pointed tips of the starfish being cut off, where the tentacles are. I had no idea why the Lord randomly brought up a starfish. Upon research, I found prophetically speaking, this is much a picture of the Christian church, as the starfish. When a starfish loses one of it’s limbs, it will grow a new limb in it’s place and if any piece has a part of the central disc of the starfish, it will grow a entirely new starfish completely. Wow 😲This was a confirmation to what Rebecca had seen and declared about creative miracles in regards to these persecuted Christians being created and growing supernaturally in its place.

It is time for the body of Christ to rise up and come in agreement for the things that are on the Lord’s heart for intercession.

CUTTING THE BOX OF RELIGION

By Tiffany Bretana

I saw in a vision a box cutter, then I saw the Lord take this box cutter and take it to the four corners of the box called religion. He cut the four corners vertically.

I hear the Lord saying……

When you have been boxed in for so long, you had no option but to look up to those who were on top. But I am cutting the box of religion. I am releasing My people. They shall spill out of this box of religion. Everyone will be on the same level, where My people will no longer be hierarchical but will share amongst themselves all things, all things that they have in common. I see in this vision when the box walls fall down, new dimensions were open to the body of Christ.

Then last night, I saw in a vision a Holy Spirit wave that was coming but the front of the wave was an excavator that you would see on one of those yellow bulldozer.

The Lord is very intentional about removing the mountain of religion that has kept His body bound without seeing the Power of God onto Salvation, the Gospel. He is removing all the stones that others have heaped onto the simplicity of the True Gospel, bringing heavy loads onto His people they were never suppose to carry.

There will be such a revealing in this hour. As the Lord was having me to meditate on the fact, that the Apostle Paul penned the divine mysteries in the written word for the body of Christ to see and behold. Jesus even stated the religious mindset is spiritually blind to see that which is before them as they poured over the scriptures yet could not see that it all pointed to Him. He is opening eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to perceive in this hour.

For many …. I hear the Lord saying …… “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now, John 16:12.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:13-15

AND …. even as I sit hear worshipping before the Lord, He reminds you and I the simplicity of the Gospel, TO RECEIVE.

But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:42

Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU

By Tiffany Bretana

This morning, I’m listening to a beautiful song that a friend sent me, Whispers by Jason Upton. As I was listening to it, I was taken into a vision of being on a rooftop of a tall building that overlooked on all sides the skyline of New York City. I was spinning around with my arms wide open, the sense I was given was that of the world is my oyster. The phrase the world is your oyster means you are in a position to take the opportunities that life has to offer.

Let’s read that the Way, the Lord quickened it to me ……. you are in a position to TAKE (the violent take it by force, Matthew 11:12) the opportunities that LIFE (I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, John 14:6) has to offer.

What is the Lord saying in this?

The Lord is saying ……..I have given you ALL things that pertains to life and godliness. There is not one area, not one place that My Kingdom does not touch. The earth and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein are Mine says the Lord. Then I was reminded of the movie Lion King, when Mufasa said to Simba, “Look, Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom”.

The Lord told me the other day, Put on immortality!!! That totally caught me off guard and shocked me when He said it. I said, Yes Lord, I put on immortality in Jesus Name. The Lord is telling us to put on everlasting life, eternal life, where everlasting life eats up everything that is associated with death, the fall, and the grave.

John 1:4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men.

I was given another vision, of 2 kids on the playground. The first child was saying, well My Daddy said…… and then the second child said, well my daddy said. The Lord is saying putting on Sonship as you put on the Lord Jesus Christ, as a garment, knowing that our Heavenly Father is backing every word that the Son says. The Lord bequeath to us by inheritance us, His Peace (John 14:27). The Lord’s peace that he bequeathed to us, is the word shalom. Shalom is a very rich word, but simply stated means nothing lacking, wanting, or missing. The peace that the Lord had with the Heavenly Father, was one where He knew the Father would supply all of His needs….. nothing lacking, wanting, or missing, and He gave it to us as a possession by inheritance to have. The enemy, the father of lies, can not tell the truth, because there is no truth in him. The enemy of our soul is limited. Our God is unlimited. We need to renew our minds, casting down vain imaginations, and every high thing that tries to exalt itself against the knowledge of God, and even everything that tries to diminish the truth that we are partakers of His divine nature.

Greater is He that is in you, then he who is of the world.

1 John 4:4 Little children (believers, dear ones), you are of God and you belong to Him and have [already] overcome them [the agents of the antichrist]; because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind].

Let everlasting life (the Lord) consume all that comes against you (he who is of the world).

John 1:5 The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].

Psalm 145:13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

THERE SHALL BE NO END TO THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT.

Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace, [He shall rule] on the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From that time forward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.

SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG …. THE WARRIOR WILL ARISE

By Tiffany Bretana

The Lord is adding to our warfare strategies and arsenal …….

A couple of days ago, the Lord showed me a new strategy in spiritual warfare, especially in intercession. I’m sure this is not new for some, but it definitely was for me. I am humble enough to say I don’t know it all, but am always open for God to reveal, show, and teach me something new. In fact, those who know me best, know that I get really excited when the Lord shows me something new. I’m like a little girl who just received a present from her Heavenly Father.

There have been times in times past where I was praising and worshipping before the Lord, to a song that is on my playlist, and at times the Lord would give me the distinct impression that I was interceding while doing so, for a specific person or situation. A prophetic intercessor & close friend had confirmed it to me that I was doing as such. And there are at times, I want that confirmation in the Word.

On Tuesday, I was watching something about singing a new song to the Lord. And quite honestly, I didn’t think that would be me. Then the Lord reminded me I had done it in times past. You see, after my two girls were born, I would sing to them to put them to bed. I eventually got into the habit of making my own words to go to the melody of a nursery rhyme. Why? Because I can and I wanted the song to be personal to my girls. 😊

The other day, I was getting hit pretty hard with spiritual warfare. My friend had sent me a soaking soundtrack from youtube and I started playing it for a couple of seconds, and fell in love with it immediately. So then, I decided to go into my bedroom and shut the door. I felt a shift in the spirit realm as soon as I shut the door. I knew I was going to have an encounter of some sort. So I started playing the soaking music and then I started singing adlib, praises to the Lord to the soaking music. But while doing this, my body felt like an instrument. I could feel the reverberation, vibration, frequency, and resonation coursing through my body while I was singing a new song onto the Lord.

A new song is spontaneous song that you sing to the Lord, no written lyrics to refer to or from, but adlibbing, free flow song of praise, worship, and/or prayer/declaration.

After this, I had total peace. The peace of God that surpasses all understanding.

But then that same night, a close friend of mine requested prayer, as he was under heavy warfare himself. So I started interceding, praying in tongues. But then, the Lord said, No, I want you to SING A NEW SONG over him. Ummmmmm ok Lord!!! The Lord said, Tiffany – you’re a holy disrupter, an atmosphere changer. So I proceeded as asked. But, while doing so the same reverberation, vibration, frequency, and resonation was coursing through my body again. I was prompted to lay hands on this person in the spirit realm over his mind and heart. I was also receiving visions of these harassing demons were so disturbed that they were shuddering, covering their ears, and could do nothing else but flee.

Later on, my close friend informed me that the warfare had mostly broken off. Praise the Lord! Thank You Lord Jesus! HALLELUJAH!

The next morning, I was doing some laundry and the Lord said, Tiffany … I was singing with you as you were interceding & singing a new song over him. Then, the Lord instructed me to look it up in Zephaniah 3:17.

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

The Lord is reminding me even now how He had instructed me a couple weeks back, to play music set at 444 MHz – the key of David and make prophetic declarations over myself and those He’s specifically called me to pray over. Which I had.

Isaiah 42:10-13

Sing to the Lord a new song, Sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, You islands and coastlands, and those who inhabit them [sing His praise]! Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voices, The villages where Kedar lives. Let the inhabitants of Sela shout for joy, Let them shout joyfully from the tops of the mountains. Let them give glory to the Lord And declare His praise in the islands and coastlands. The Lord will go forth like a warrior, He will stir up His zeal like a man of war; He will shout out, yes, He will raise a war cry. He will prevail [mightily] against His enemies.

Psalm 144:9-10

I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You, The One who gives salvation to kings, Who delivers David His servant From the deadly sword.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6

For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man. The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ, being ready to punish every act of disobedience, when your own obedience [as a church] is complete.

This one is for the INTERCESSORS

By Tiffany Bretana

I was given a vision of being in the Presence of the Lord in the throne room of God. Many intercessors whether they know it or not, you have been interceding for and behalf of, through your intercession have been brought to the throne room of God and with you, you have brought the one you have been interceding for. The Lord sees your tears, your moans and groans unspeakable. The great fervor of your intercession, where you decided to be broken before Him on behalf of the ones you have stood in the gap for. Some of these people and situations, you are the only line between the Lord and them. You have been like Mary, and broken your alabaster box before the Lord’s feet crying great tears.

Then the Lord gave me another vision of a waterfall. The Lord said the waterfall was the tears of intercession. He had taken the bottles of your tears and poured them forth. You are pulling forth the King, Christ in them, the hope of glory. Then I heard the Lord say ….. your breakers and your waves rolled over me. You have shared in carrying their burdens when it seemed as though they could carry it no longer.

The Lord wants His intercessors to be encouraged. He has seen your selfless sacrifice. Your labor is NOT in vain. You are near and dear to the Lord’s heart. What has been done in the secret place shall be rewarded publicly. He has NOT forgotten you. What has been sown in tears, you shall reap in joy.

Psalm 42:5-11 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become restless and disturbed within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. O my God, my soul is in despair within me [the burden more than I can bear]; Therefore I will [fervently] remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of [Mount] Hermon, from Mount Mizar. Deep calls to deep at the [thundering] sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song will be with me, A prayer to the God of my life. I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” As a crushing of my bones [with a sword], my adversaries taunt me, While they say continually to me, “Where is your God?” Why are you in despair, O my soul? Why have you become restless and disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Galatians 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love].

Hebrews 10:35-36 Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward. For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised.

Word of the Lord for today 11/21/2017

By Tiffany Bretana

The Lord is saying …..

There’s coming forth a breaking out and a raising of the bar. Those who chose to remain pure before the Lord will break out to the left and to the right and are raising the bar for others to follow. Pure apostolic …… where others have made the things of God, a market and a business.

I saw in a vision ….. there was a red carpet that the Lord snaps the ends of it as to clean off the dust off the rug, that is the removal of celebrity status Christianity ….. made sport and market of the things of God. On the Morning Light daily bible study on March 18, 2015 https://www.facebook.com/ProphetsandPersonalProphecy/posts/810856842321149, Russ states that Baal means “dominative father” and that Ashtaroth was the goddess of sexual lust and attraction. These are those that lead others astray from coming into a deep intimate relationship with God, coming as those who have the word and are the solution to all that you have need of, that will solve all your problems and are those that others have put on a pedestal from the culture of celebrity.

The Lord is saying …..

That which you have put on a pedestal has become an idol and I am a jealous God.

Waiting for the opportune time for the revealing …. as I saw in the spirit someone in the shadow with part of their face highlighted waiting for most opportune time for their revealing, The pure ones come forth.

The time is fast approaching ………

ETERNAL GLORY

By Tiffany Bretana

Whew!!! The last 7 weeks have been STRENUOUS. I am currently taking a course that has definitely STRETCHED me and at times very much overwhelmed me, in the midst of many other things that the Lord has assigned me to do, spiritual warfare on so many different fronts, the surmounting pressures from family, friends, and issues of life, and some very natural things that is my everyday responsibility.

Today, I started pondering upon these things, as I just finished up my course work ahead of time, thus far. But God started talking to me in these things. At times we can feel crushed by the sheer weight of all these things, desperately looking for a reprieve from it all. You see before taking this course, I asked the Father, should I take this course. His answer was to SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL BE ADDED ONTO YOU – Matthew 6:33. Oh boy, there was times I just wanted to throw in the proverbial towel or even runaway from it all. But I knew if the Father asked me to do it, He would empower me by His grace to sustain me and be able to complete it.

Then the Lord started talking to me about the eternal glory that He is producing within us, that it is working within us in sharing in His joy. When Jesus endured the cross, He looked past the suffering He would have to endure, to the Joy. The Joy he saw, was you and I. As it was with the Apostle Paul. Just as when we endure the trials and tribulations, if we will look past it, and see the ones ahead of us whom by the trials and tribulations we endure, which will encourage others behind us to keep going, persevering, don’t drop your hope, don’t give in or give up. Each one of us has influence and an audience whether we see it or not, believers and nonbelievers alike. Our lives before them is the living epistle before them. KEEP GOING!!! There’s GLORY AT THE END OF IT!!!

For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

✨CREATE WITH GOD✨

By Tiffany Bretana

On Wednesday, I was praying and I was given a vision of a scene from the movie, the Neverending Story (1984). There is a part in the movie where the Princess has a golden piece of sand in her hand and the main character Bastian is standing before her asking her what this is. The Princess relates to Bastian that this one grain of sand is all that remains of her vast empire. There was another character in the movie, the Nothing, which is the antagonist in this movie. The Nothing was destroying the Princess’ empire that were created by her dreams and wishes. What fueled the Nothing’s power of destruction was apathy, cynicism, and the denial of childish dreams”. In the movie, the Nothing is depicted as a tremendous, chaotic storm, covering the sky with dark clouds, winds, earthquakes and lightning; or a destructive presence that tears everything and leaves a dark void on its wake. There is much parallelism in this movie in regards to living by faith, if one was to take a moment to ponder upon it.

Speak forth by faith the Kingdom of Heaven which is within you.

He gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 and of all the seeds [planted in the region] it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air find shelter in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32

The seed of faith can accomplish amazing miraculous things.

He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20

Be imitators of God and speak into creation/existence.

In the beginning God ( Elohim ) created [by forming from nothing] the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep [primeval ocean that covered the unformed earth]. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good (pleasing, useful) and He affirmed and sustained it; and God separated the light [distinguishing it] from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-4

Elohim is a plural form of the word God. We were with Him before the foundation of the world.

Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will— to the praise of His glorious grace and favor, which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved [His Son, Jesus Christ]. Ephesians 1:3-6

We are made in His likeness and image, we do as we see the Father doing, and we say what the Father says.

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” John 10:34-38

You have more power and authority then you know, tend and keep what you want to see before you.

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28

The Lord is saying ……. use your God like and given faith and imagination and create. I have given you the gift of vision, imagination, and creativity. In the Beginning, I had within Myself a vision of what I wanted to see, when the earth was formless and void or a waste and emptiness, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. I spoke what I envisioned and the Heavens and the Earth was created and planted. You have been made in My likeness and image. I have made you a tender and a keeper. Call forth those things that be not as though they were. I call forth your Godly imagination to be stirred up, and SPEAK…….

BLESSINGS OVERTAKING YOU …..

By Tiffany Bretana

On Tuesday night, I was given a vision of the mighty rushing wind of the spirit coming forth from behind us. And as the winds blew, a SHIFT OCCURRED & TOUCHED everything in sight before us, even causing a PUSH & CATAPULTING of things.

In Russell Walden’s book Spiritual Meteorology: Understanding the Seven Spirits of God: pages 54-55, he writes North represents the Judgment seat of God, while South represents blessings. Russell Walden references both Psalm 48:2 and Habakkuk 3:3.

Psalm 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, The joy of the whole earth, Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, The city of the great King.

Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, The Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of His praise.

Teman means “south” and “right”

Paran means beauty, glory, ornament.

Russell continues to write, “This speaks of the spiritual direction of your life. There are many verses that speak of drawing near to God, by moving from where you are to where God is. God’s throne is in the “sides of the north”. To draw near to God, is to draw near to His judgement seat in humility, acknowledging our sin, and throwing yourself on His available mercy. So, if you are drawing near to God in the (spiritual) North, then the blessing coming upon you come from the (figurative) South. The scriptures speak of the South as representing blessing and favor. ”

Prophetically speaking we look and face NORTH to God’s throne for His judgments. But from the SOUTH, behind us comes the BLESSINGS & FAVOR of God. The wind of the spirit coming from behind us speaks of that that they shall overtake and even surprise us, not knowing from where they came.

All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:2

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:8

JESUS STILL SPEAKS IN PARABLES

By Tiffany Bretana

I became a part-time photography assistant in the later part of October, but through my brief employment thus far as a photography assistant, the Lord has been speaking to me through my experiences through the last four photo shoots, I had worked. Today, the Lord has released me to put this down in writing, as the Lord told me that He still speaks in parables today.

1- The first photo shoot was for a softball league. It was rained out relatively early in the photo shoot.

The Lord is saying there is coming an outpouring upon the body of Christ, that will disrupt things and will not be business as usual.

2- The second photo shoot was for a baseball league. It was pretty hectic. I was charged by my father/the photography with placing coaches, coach’s sons/daughters, and other team members in their proper placement and alignment during the shoot, coordinating and ensuring team cooperation to get the goal at hand accomplished. As well, making sure that individual baseball players took their proper stance.

The Heavenly Father is giving blueprints to those who will coordinate and align those positionally according to His vision and blueprints of how things out to be placed and done. The Lord is saying that He is placing whole ministry teams in order, and handing out individual assignments which will include their call, anointing, mantling, appointment to certain offices within the body of Christ.

3- The third photo shoot was for a soccer league. It was very disorganized. Originally, I was scheduled to be my father’s photography assistant but was told to help man the table.

The Lord is saying that there will be those who will be placed where they are needed and not necessarily where they thought they would end up. There will be a changing of the guard, as this will be a promotion. Some will be a calling forth of a cross pollination of giftings and callings. The fields are white with harvest, and the laborers are few. At times, it will be and feel like chaos but the Lord says what looks like chaos is a decree of order in His Kingdom, His Kingdom order.

4- The fourth photo shoot was for a cheerleading league photo shoot. It was very well organized, where I was able to keep the photo shoot running in a smooth fashion, even with the little hiccups that were thrown my way.

The Lord is saying that once people knew their place and position, and were able to receive the marching orders that the Lord has given, that things would run a lot smoother where it will be yoke easy and burden light, where all things would fall into place, where all parts of the body were operating synergistically with one accord for His Kingdom purposes.

Matthew 13:10-17 And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’ But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.