Now Is The Time To Prepare
We are living in uncertain times, but those who know their God are at rest knowing that the Kingdom of God cannot be shaken. Despite the soberness of the times, the faith of many is exceptional with a fire burring in their bones as messengers of grace. Exhibiting a high level of zeal with passion, they look forward to the future with an expectancy of great things to come. One reason for their optimism is because of the profound revelations they are receiving from the throne that is preparing them NOW to make a great advance.
God is releasing creative ideas, a treasure map that leads to our full inheritance in Christ. As we seek first His Kingdom, despite world conditions, it is our destiny to prosper during these times. It is this glimpse of things to come that is energizing our spirits with fresh vision, passion and purpose. We are living in exciting times even in the midst of the worst of times.
Warnings For California
In regards to California, numerous warnings have been issued from major prophetic voices that NOW is the time to leave. While I have not personally received a word on this, I do trust the sources, as I know them to be credible. This word about California experiencing destruction is possibly due to major earthquakes. Mexico has also been experiencing recent earthquakes. Here is a report from the Boston Globe that came out Thursday am on April 12th.
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico on Thursday, waking up residents living near the Gulf of California, only hours after a separate tremor swayed tall buildings in Mexico City, causing evacuations. It follows a 6.4 magnitude quake, which struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday, and caused multi-story buildings to sway more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) away in Mexico City.
Wednesday’s tremor was the latest in a series of strong shakes to hit Mexico City since a powerful 7.4-magnitude quake hit southern Mexico three weeks ago. But this was not an aftershock of that one, USGS geophysicist Dale Grant said. Last month’s big earthquake was felt strongly in the nation’s capital, and it damaged hundreds of homes and killed at least two people. Mexico’s seismological service said that quake has been followed by close to 400 aftershocks, including one of a magnitude 6.0.
Here is the West Coast earthquake activity that occurred within 24 hours for April 11th & 12th as noted at www.earthquake.usgs.gov
April 12: Gulf of California 6.9 magnitude
April 12: Gulf of California 6.2 magnitude
April 11: Coast of Oregon 5.9 magnitude.
One of the major fault lines that run through California is the San Andreas Fault. This fault line runs for 800 miles from Eureka in Northern California to San Diego near the Mexican border. Here is a map of what that looks like.
The House Will Be Shaken
While many of us are sleeping, mostly due to hearing the same words of warning over and over again, we may well be hit hard with the perfect storm that will impact us all. Natural disasters, diseases, political upheaval, an economic meltdown as well as war, rioting and looting due to panic, are not just on the horizon, but at the door and they are imminent These devastations will be used by the Lord to shake the house in accordance with Hebrews 12:26-27,
“That those things that are shaken, as of the things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken, may remain. “
Although my main message is not about judgment, the scripture does tell us that when judgment begins, it must first begin at the house of the Lord (1 Peter 4:17). My vision is to equip believers to know the Father’s Heart, develop their gifts for the work of ministry and shine as carriers of His glory. In essence, to keep the main thing the Maine thing, which is intimacy with God abiding in His love as carriers of His presence to release rivers of living waters.
Nevertheless, there is urgency! Now is the time to prepare! How? Well, that’s the question each person and ministry must ask the Lord! Although the task and vision may differ for each person, family, church, business or ministry, now is the time to seek God’s as to what God would have you do in preparation for the times that you may prosper even in the midst of difficult times.
Wisdom is the Principle Thing
Although this year may be relatively quiet, I believe the grace the Lord has given to us in that of time. It’s time to clarify our vision so that we can move forward with purpose in the strength of the Lord’s might with the faith of Christ. Jesus is now imparting His faith with the wisdom to help us navigate through uncharted waters. Now is the time to prepare!
We are going places we have never been before. As the Lord said to Joshua “Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, not dismayed for the Lord is with you wherever you go (1:9), “ The Lord also told Joshua to prepare the people for “You have not passed this way before, And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you” (3:4,5)
Although we are all looking for the outpouring of God’s Spirit knowing that the Lord is going to do great wonders, we need to both sanctify ourselves and seek the wisdom of God who gives liberally to those who ask “For the Lord gives wisdom: out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6).
We have not gone this way before. Its time to prepare for we are crossing over to posses the fullness of our inheritance! It’s already ours for Jesus is our inheritance who declared, “It is finished.” We move from the place of victory, not to obtain the victory, for the victory was won by Christ at Calvary.
We must go beyond what we see and hear in the natural to see from the Lord’s perspective from the heavenly realm. Our call is to be seated with Him at the right hand of the Father. It’s time to walk with God closer than we have ever known before. Despite what may appear to be taking place on this earth, God is using all things to bring about His purpose. (Ro. 8:28)
We must understand that which the Lord is doing in order to ensure that we do not bind His work because of the inconvenience or disruption that it may cause to our normative life style. We need to pray that the Father aligns us with the possibilities that are coming. Out of the chaos there are opportunities to prosper, advance and take ground. Although things may shake around you, those who abide in the Kingdom of God are unshakable and they will prosper.
The Chaordic Revival
In light of all of this, we are now in a season where great opportunities exist to prosper in the days ahead. I highly recommend a powerful article that is positive and uplifting by Lance Wallnau located on our websites Prophetic Tidbit section called The Chaordic Revival. Click here to read this.
I also believe that thousands of home groups will emerge across this nation that gather under one roof for fellowship and to receive the ministry of hospitality – which involves equipping and training, healing and restoration as well as a major means to care for those who come in from the harvest.
For those prepared, it will be the best of times during the worst of times.
A recent development for PDM is that our ministry is taking advantage of the media technology that enables us to enlarge our tent pegs by reaching people globally, right from my office. I believe due to rising oil prices, travel restrictions and a poor economy, people will begin to find their source of spiritual inspiration and training from attending on line seminars as well as on line Church services and conferences. Right in the comfort of their living room using computer technology, many will experience supernatural encounters with God.
A few months ago, we established a fellowship called the Davidic Forerunners Fellowship. Like King David, we have a vision to establish the Tabernacle of David written in Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:16. (More on this later.) Each Thursday evening we meet on line using webcams and a program that is like Skype on steroids, for fellowship and ministry.
During these meetings we have experienced an outpouring of God’s joy with people reporting an open heaven-taking place right in their home where they live and participate on line. We also have occasional guest speakers that get on line to share with our members, their prophetic perspectives of the times and how to prepare for the times as well as personal prophetic ministry.
This on line ministry is bearing incredible eternal fruit. It is not only changing lives because of the power of transformation that comes with God’s presence, but those in leadership have found an increase of visitations and favor of the Lord in their personal lives and ministry. To learn more about this ministry contact our office at (207) 236-4904 or click here.
We just completed an 8 week Heavens Language on line seminar where we were able to equip, impart and minister to people who live in various parts of this nation. Our next on line seminar is for equipping watchmen and seers and those who have a prophetic gifting as Sons of Issachar. This is a 10-week course that begins May 4th. Click here or on the banner below for more information.
Although using media technology for fellowship and training does not replace face-to-face fellowship and congregational meetings and ministry, we have found it extremely powerful, anointed and life changing. Due to the times, it may become a necessity in the coming days, if only for a season.
In His grace and love – Roy Roden