December Gods Voice Worldwide From Dr. Mark Virkler
Author of Communion With God and President of Christian Leadership University
Vision: To Saturate the World with Communion With God
This newsletter contains: Christmas Greeting; Urgent Prayer Focus to Avoid War; Homeland Security Prayer Initiative; Catholic-Protestant Three-day Conference; Journaling Do Not Fear; CLU Students Write; Unlocking the Mysteries of Creation; Dream Interpretation Green Tools; New Translations Posted
A Christmas Greeting from Mark and Patti
We want to wish you a very blessed Christmas and New Year. This past year has been a great year of growth for our ministries, and the next four months are booked solid with weekend seminars. We appreciate your response to the message of Communion with God, and are thankful that you are sharing it with your loved ones. May 2003 be a year of tremendous blessings for each of you.
It appears that we are at a point where prayer can radically bring to the world the peace of the King Whose birthday we are celebrating, and change the course of history. Below is what God is telling two powerful prayer intercessors. We urge you to join with us in praying as the Spirit is directing through the prophets below.
Urgent Prayer Focus to Avoid War Pastor Ted Haggard
Last week the Spirit of the Lord woke me in the middle of the night and powerfully spoke to me. He told me that if we could mobilize 1,000,000 intercessors to pray for Saddam Hussein, that he would leave Iraq, thus avoiding the need for a war. After He spoke to me, I saw a series of visions of people suffering because of the horrors of war. Then I realized that God had a plan that He was going to fulfill one way or another, but that His greatest desire would be to remove Saddam without the suffering of so many.
I have shared this with C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, the International Coalition of Apostles, and briefly on Daystar Network, and felt prompted this morning while praying at the World Prayer Center to write to you about it. My heart is burning within me about this, because we have the ability to simply have Saddam leave Iraq like so many other dictators have left their countries, thus opening the door for freedom without a war. I think, though, that we only have until the end of December to rally the troops to pray.
Homeland Security Prayer Initiative Jim Goll
Since the tragic events of 9/11/01, the increase of terrorist activity worldwide and the possibility of war, its time for the Church in the United States and beyond to Sound the Alarm. Lets rally together in unity, and declare the redemptive word of the Lord over this nation and Israel. We invite you to join with us in the Homeland Security Prayer Initiative for the first 91 days of 2003, January 1 - April 1.
United we will stand as the Body of Christ before the throne of grace on behalf of this nation and Israel. We will call forth a Holy Spirit Border Patrol Guard of angelic protection all around the entrances of our nation - our seaports, airports, landmarks, large public gatherings, waterways and sources, military installations, etc. It is the Lord Who guards the city!
Rees Howells' Prayer Journal: September 12, 1940 We prayed last night that London would be defended and that the enemy would fail to break through, and God answered prayer. Unless God can get hold of this devil and bind him, no man is safe. If we have protection for our properties, why not get protection for the country? What wonderful days these are.
|Pray Psalm 91 everyday for 91 days over the United States of America and Israel beginning January 1 through April 1.|
|Pray 7 Daily Prayers over the U.S. and Israel - One for each day of the week. These prayers are available at www.cwgministries.org/Targeted-Prayer.htm or by e-mail from [email protected]|
|Fasting will be added to our prayers each Friday and additional applications as the Holy Spirit leads.|
Dr. Mark Virkler to speak at a Catholic-Protestant three-day conference
You are invited to register for this historic three-day conference on Communion With God at a Catholic retreat house in Moodus, Connecticut on April 25-27, 2003. Additional speakers will be Father Bill McCarthy, Father John Randall, Sister Bernadette Sheldon and David Manuel.
This is a rare chance to participate in a Protestant/Catholic training seminar on hearing Gods voice. It will be a special experience that will allow us to hear the hearts of our Catholic counterparts in this powerful message of Communion With God. $125 includes retreat programs, two overnights and seven meals. Please phone My Fathers House at 860-873-1581 to receive detailed information on the seminar, speakers, costs, and retreat grounds, along with a map and a form to register.
Journaling Do Not Fear Sofia Garrett, Costa Rica
Do not fear the Enemy, fear disobedience. It is in disobedience that there is no covering and it is where the Enemy obtains rights. In obedience I Myself am the shield and hedge. I Myself defend what I do and I defend My children. Obedience implies reverence, faith and an attitude of complete dependence on Me.
As you do My will, you proclaim My will with your life, not with your words. Then he submits to Me through you (My living will, My living word).
Man considers his own paths as correct (in his opinion they are good) but the Lord weighs hearts. Obedience is in the heart, not in the actions - not necessarily in what you see with your eyes. I know the hearts and I weigh them. Seek after Me and you will find where I am going and where I am advancing.
CLU Students Write
My name is Vanessa Tinsley-Stone and I enrolled in CLU in October. The classes have been beyond anything I had hoped for. This has been more like an adventure than school.
Worship has been enhanced so very much since the CWG class. God has seemingly released the prophetic in song and word in me.
The course Communion With God was helpful in various respects. It was practical, which seems too often a rare thing in doing assignments for Bible College or Seminary. I have found this course helping me to know Jesus, rather than just knowing about Jesus. From applying the insights that God has given Mark Virkler there is a sharper sensitivity in my heart to hearing the Lord speak to me. I have been finding a new sensitivity and expectancy to hear God speaking through everyday circumstances.
From this course, the reality of hearing Gods voice on a regular basis has been rekindled in my heart. The reason I say this is because while serving as a missionary in Spain from 1981 to 1988, visions and hearing God speak were very regular. Often the Lord allowed me to see angels; one saved my life in 1981.
But when I went back to Canada in 1988 to go to Bible College, the frequency of hearing His voice was greatly reduced. It seemed rationalism was like a dark blanket that choked out Gods voice to His people. So this course was encouraging me to come back to a sensitivity to God and how He speaks. Such teaching is very helpful for dear Christian people living in North America and anywhere else where rationalism is a stronghold.
When I first started the course, my attitude was to just do it and get it over with as soon as possible. I think this was because of doing theological courses in the past that were rather dry and seemed to undermine my faith rather than deepen it. The Lord gently corrected my attitude that this course was to help bring transformation and not just information. Praise God.
I have sensed the Holy Spirit changing my attitudes. A major area is my relationship to my wife. The Lord is helping me to be more sensitive to her. An example is to buy her roses more after beginning this course, so I am sure she is thrilled at what God has changed in my attitudes through this course! I have been doing more repenting lately since starting this course, and I thank the Lord for showing me where I need changing.
The Lord spoke to me and said, Knowing Me is more important than making Me known. Ive noticed my behavior is changing in respect to being much calmer with an awareness of the Lords presence.
Dr. Carter McKeague, Korea
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Dream Interpretation Green Tools Steve Bydeley
Dream: I had just driven home. Tom, Dick, and Harry (not their real names) waited there for me. They took me to the basement and into my woodworking shop. As I looked around, I first saw that my equipment had been moved into a back corner and then I noticed a new radial arm saw. It was a vivid green color. As I looked to my right, I saw another new power tool and then others all the same green color. They had also cleaned up my shop for me. As I stood there at a loss for words, they quietly left the room leaving me to ponder, speechless, what they had done.
Meaning: This is a subjective dream, for and about me, not those in the dream. The presence of these three people set the stage for understanding the dream by pointing to a specific, difficult event in my life.
For as long as I remember, I have enjoyed woodworking and a well-equipped shop. The tools in the dream, all power tools, represented my skills or abilities. In this dream, my old tools were moved aside to make room for new ones, all a vivid green color - representing new life, new growth. These new tools have come to me through the painful experience I had endured. With these new tools or new skills, I will be better able to help others.
Effect on my life: This dream has caused me to realize that God is able to take something that had been a very painful experience and use it to build my character and equip me to help others. The enemy may have meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive (Gen. 50:20).
I no longer go through life having that painful event as a millstone around my neck, dragging me down. God fashioned it into a cornerstone - something foundational to my character, something I can build on and use to help others.
Steve and Dianne Bydeley are authors of the book Dream Dreams, as well as a companion workbook, teachers manual and seminar audiotapes. They offer a 12-week Internet Dream Interpretation Mentoring course wherein you are personally and confidentially coached through your dreams.
The Lord uses dreams to improve marriages, parenting skills, workplace relationships, friendships, give encouragement, bring hope and more. Steve and Dianne lead seminars and workshops, bringing people into healing and a more intimate relationship with God and others. Credits for the 12-week Internet Dream Interpretation Mentoring practicum are available through CLU. Contact the Bydeleys at [email protected] and visit their website at www.lapstoneministries.org.
New translations have been posted at www.cwgministries.org/freebooks! A Russian translation of the 200-page Communion With God Study Guide is now available, as is a Spanish translation of Deliverance Pictured. Please ask God who you know who speaks Russian or Spanish, that you can share this information with.
We have received several offers from individuals around the world to translate our books into various languages. We appreciate each and every offer. If you would like to volunteer to translate any of our materials, please contact Mark Virkler.
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