Thursday, December 27, 2012

What time is it?  Sept 2004.

2000 - Prophetic Word - Heads Up!

Don't you think it may just be time for us to "stop" for a moment, to re-examine our choices, and the course that those choices have set for us at home, in community, in our own country and onto the nations? I do! More importantly, I know that God does, whether people believe that or not. He is sending out "warnings" to many of His own. They are hearing His voice - the same voice - saying the same things!

It's time to do what the Lord spoke to me in 2000, "Get your heads up out of the sand, look up and hook up!" He said He was going to begin to speak in the earth through His people and that if we would listen (perk up), we would hear a "like voice." He warned that those who don't hear, and don't heed that voice, could very possibly face grave dangers ahead.

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken

Excerpt taken from "Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows" - 2004 - By Ginger Renken

"To The Reader" - Manuscript revealed in 2004: (646 pages)

I have had many times of revelation and visions with the Lord over the years but none that compare with this.

In March of 2004, I heard things from the Lord that led me into a year full to the brim and running over with His presence, His power, and with His poured-out insight into things that are to come upon the earth in days to come. This work in your hands came out of that time and experience.

I must share with you that many things that the Lord spoke to me in that year, I did not completely understand.

In March of 2004, I heard the Lord say to me, “Ginger, leave this job. Put your ear to the ground, and I will allow you to hear tremors and rumblings beneath that others are not hearing." I obeyed and left my job a month later.

The Lord then immediately took me to a certain city where He divinely gathered a small group of believers together for a prophetic meeting. In this meeting, I ministered some very urgent things, which I felt the Lord had birthed in my spirit to be busy about sharing with as many as I possibly could. I was warning these people with revelation God had given me regarding things taking place in the earth, things to come, and the Church’s place in all of it.

To be quite frank with you, I was a little beside myself, wondering and praying that I was hearing rightly from Him in all that I was expressing. I was walking all things out by faith!

Upon my return home from that city, the Lord told me that I would return there in one year.

In March of 2005, precisely one year later to the day, circumstances carried me to that city once again, exactly as the Lord had spoken. At that time, the Lord put me in a hemmed-in place and handed me a book! That book was a book written by Billy Graham twenty-five years earlier. I remembered when my parents purchased it originally. I knew that I’d not been able to read it at that time. I was much younger in age as well as in spirituality. I was not yet equipped to understand it! The title of the book: Approaching Hoofbeats – The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

I was startled and in awe as I cracked the book open and began to read the very first page! Billy Graham stated, in speaking about the fact that he believed that the “four horsemen of the Apocalypse … terrible and terrifying … in my view … can already be seen galloping throughout the world at this moment; therefore, I not only want to apply these four symbols of events yet to come, but also to put our ears to the ground and hear their hoofbeats growing louder and louder by the day.”

Page after page, I continued to delve into this descriptive account of the book of Revelation written by John the Revelator. I wept and shook right there in the bedroom floor of my parents' home as I devoured every word, every page. I can't tell you how much of that book was identical to my entire experience in the year 2004. Many dreams, visions, things spoken to my spirit by the Holy Spirit, in that previous year, were written on the pages of that book.

If you've never read the book, I would strongly urge you to do so, once you've read this manuscript. Hopefully, you too, will see the similarities.

I found myself having heard words from the Lord during my "shut in" time in 2004 that were precisely the same as those used by Billy Graham in his eloquent, almost pictorially alive, description of the experience of John the Revelator on the isle of Patmos. I heard: Put your ear to the ground - cave - mine - writings - revelations - scribbling unto manuscript - warnings given but not given heed to, and so much more.

As I read Billy Graham's book, I absolutely knew that God had sent me back to that every spot, if for no other reason than to read what would only cement, confirm, and be a beacon of bright light to my heart, mind, and soul regarding the year I'd just come through.

This book affirmed me, without doubt! In one way it was a source of relief and an encouragement - reinforcement for me. On the other hand, I must be completely open and tell you that it made my entire experience even more alarming! It created and set an even greater depth of urgent concern in me for the inhabitants (mankind) in the earth at present. I see things coming and I know that I must be quick and diligent to send out a warning!

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken
In the "night"

It can be very "quiet"!

Then, comes a "voice" ...

Job 33:14,15 - For God speaketh once; yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth thier instruction ... He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

John 16:13-15 - Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the father hath are mine: therefore said I that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Excerpt from "Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows":

September 2, 2004

(Just an interesting tidbit, first: This is precisely three years after the 911 warning that we received on September 2, 2001.)

This portion of the writing is a journal of a called apart time and work of the Lord, which I will refer to, as a "ten day stretch".

As you will see, beginning on September 2 and continuing on through September 12, at precisely 3:00 A.M. on each of those ten days I was awakened by the Holy Spirit.

I don’t get up at 3:00 every morning to pray, so I knew after the second day of this that it was the Lord, and not just a thing where I couldn’t sleep so I was waking up. On the sixth day, it all came over me like a heavy blanket…

Something was happening in the realm of the Kingdom of God.

There are no words to describe these times with the Lord. It is the most powerful thing in life to know and to even ponder the idea that God will have this kind of communion with His people!

Isn’t it something to think that He would awaken us like that because He has a matter that He needs to reveal to us? Isn’t it just the most glorious thing to know that He can awaken us to reveal something of importance to us?

You know, He could choose not to communicate with us? He could choose not to tell us anything. He could choose to just watch, and allow whatever to happen, and not care that we know anything about it.

But no, here comes the Lord, like a watchman over the night. He comes to us and awakens us to warn us of things that are happening beyond our view. (Remember, God has the bird’s eye view of everything!) (Bird’s Eye View: is the name of a new thing to come for us, personally, in our ministry!)

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken

This "shaft of light"!

This is the second time in thirty years of walking closely with the Lord that I have experienced this pheonomenun.

The first time was in 1983. This experience occurred just weeks after I'd been denied, by binding circumstances at that time, quite an extraordinary opportunity; one I’d been waiting for all of my life. Someone had heard our music and desired to put us on a “circuit” going into churches all over the nation. In addition to, their offer was to pay any/all outstanding debt we may have had and to purchase whatever would further be necessary for us to fulfill that position: vehicle, clothing, etc.

Some weeks following that loss, having moved into a home with a new daughter and my husband newly established in his job, I was working around the house when the Lord interrupted me with this amazing experience:

I was folding clothes in the room adjacent to our dining room. Suddenly something struck me, one of those “God things”! I found myself immediately turned completely around, just in time to see this beam of light pouring in through one of three side-by-side windows and forming a perfect circle on the center of the dining room floor.

Accompanying this light, was a voice, asking if I was going to "… come into the circle?” Upon my entrance into the center of the streaming shaft, I found myself falling instantly to my knees. At once, I was caught up in an open vision. There before me was a "lamb" being lifted from a well. It was initially very difficult to distinguish the form of the small and fragile entity - wet, matted and bloodied. My view was from above the cistern, looking directly and up close, down into the opening. Having been given no introduction to the vision, I was taken aback to begin with, which is usually the case surrounding visions I have. I could see hands ... beautiful, loving hands that gently conformed to the shape of the object that I couldn’t yet clearly distinguish. Things came more and more into focus and I was then able to identify the maimed object as that of a “lamb".

Next came a loud noise, coming from the left side, accompanied by a vision of a printing press. The noise was from the press in operation. There, coming off of the press, were fresh sheets of American dollars.

Thus the vision.

The next morning as I returned up the sidewalk of our home to re-enter the house, out of the corner of my eyes, I noticed something "white" in our bushes. I walked over to examine the object closer. There, in the bushes, was a stuffed white lamb. The Holy Spirit came over me so powerfully ... I could hardly remain standing.

I have always believed that the vision was God's way of telling me that if we would go and preach the gospel to those lost and fallen sheep, the money would be there to support the work he had called into being and laid to our charge.

This beam in these particular photos, came on 2/17/10, while taking photos on "photo booth" for the first time! Suddenly, unexpectedly, this beam came precisely over my forehead; going further to form a sun and a perfect cross on the wall beneath. Then came a jogging of my memory, as this was a dream I'd been given just the night before, and had forgotten all about it! Now it was manifesting, live and recordable, on photo booth. The same beam that had come to me several times over the past months, as I was enduring some of the severest trials I'd ever faced in my life. I knew it was his way of saying, "I am here! You are still mine and I still have a work for you to do!"

Why share these photos? Because I believe He is still requiring me to share what things He has given me –for the salvation and deliverance of the “still lost and fallen sheep”!

So, I will continue.
Excerpt from closing of "Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows" -

I will end with these verses:

Revelation 3: 20 - 22 – Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me! To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Look at the very next verses…

Revelation 4: 1, 2 – After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit…

The Lord knocked at my door many years ago and this book is a result of my opening that door!

This book is Revelation 4: 1, 2 – in manifestation in my life!

I pray that experience for each of you, too!

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken

This picture was taken back in the summer of 2005, as a symbol of what was in my heart at that time.

It was my second trip to Iowa for a prophetic meeting that I would hold. There, I shared revelations given me, "warnings" that the Lord was birthing in my spirit, of things that would soon be coming on the face of the earth.

On this site, as well as the other twenty sites listed under "SITE SEEING WITH IZZY" (top of this page), you will read much about this matter.

We may be approaching a time, times, a day, an hour when we will need to hold fast to our "end-time" knowledge, in a way that will seem brand new to us! Here, you will learn why we need to secure ourselves in the LORD!

These are articles that will instruct you for days ahead if you have an ear to hear what the Spirit of God has to say!

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken
To go wherever He leads!

So, in 2004, at the beginning of revelations and "the new call" - I began to travel back and forth from Iowa to Tulsa - sharing what I was receiving.

To redeem this "generation / kind"!

By the end of 2004, I was extremely shocked, stunned and nearly traumatized by what things I'd seen by the Holy Spirit in that year; things that would be "coming"!

Prepare The People! - 2004

To prepare His Bride! FOR HIS SOON RETURN!

All principles of GOD in the U.S.A. - as well as globally - were about to change on an enormous scale!

The Missing Priesthood Among Humanity

The intricate weaving of the Priesthood!

The Missing Priesthood Among Humanity ...

On July 4th, 2004 - at precisely 3:00 A.M. - the Lord awakened me with yet another lengthy vision. This one was to "fathers" ... feeling held down, held back, or hindered; by the weight of responsibility for their families.

There was much in this message, that I at first, I had no comprehension of. Part of the vision included "anchors"; little weights like those used in fishing; ... "a wedding gown"; with the focus being on the intricacies in the lacework; a man standing beneath a windmill and the fans consistently hitting him in the head (but he never moved out of harms way); him uttering,"Why, why, why does life always seem to go wrong for me?" Then, a little boy with a fishing pole walking alone, until Jesus appears and walks alongside. He takes the little boys' hand in His own and asks him to follow. They come to a stream of clear water, where Jesus points out a school of fish. Jesus singles out one little fish and instructs the little boy to keep his eye on him, to watch the fish maneuver and navigate; to notice how he dodges his way around those things that would be of danger to him. Then he tells the small boy that if he's willing to listen and learn, he, like the fish, will come to knowledge that will equip and enable him to navigate through his life safely and successfully.

In the writing of my book (which came two months later), the Lord reeled me into an eyeopening examination of the scriptures regarding the Levitical Priesthood; the rich and deeply hidden truth of that divinely appointed institution representing "fatherhood"! It was a sharp, new insight and clarity that came streaming forth, illuminating me, as the Lord, yes, "opened these scriptures unto me"! An amazingly glorious revelation of the Father's highest form of love for his people came streaming in unto me! This study brought to light "diamonds"; small details that acted as piercing shafts of light to my mind, heart and soul. I saw for the first time in my life, the love of God in it's purest, most refined form! I came to understand His "finery" in the working out of His salvation, every day, in our lives.

The Lord said that this teaching given to and received by all today - but in particular His Church - would bring about a "revolution"! He began to show me the absenteeism of the New Testament Priesthood amongst us at present; the absenteeism of fatherhood on every post, in every aspect, arena and institution within the dealings of man today.

The entire second half of the book is devoted to the revelation of God's view of that Priesthood for our world. There is an astounding correlation between 1) the institution of the Priesthood given on Mt. Sinai in Exodus 28; 2) the return of Jesus in Matt 24; 3) the last days prior as recorded in Matthew 24; all expounded on in the latter pages of the book. At the conclusion, the Lord said, "Where are the Fathers to father? Do you understand who will be accountable for this day?"

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken

The Missing Priesthood Among Humanity

The office of the Priesthood has a dominoe effect.  Pray for wisdom to create your influence.

Another "artistic view."  Every person has influence whether or not they realize it.  Little Song:  Oh be careful little feet where you go ... 

The background in the picture above is a symbolic pose created for the book "Manifesto - Before the Cock Crows" (which I authored in 2004 - by revelation of the Lord).

1) The umbrella represents - covering and structure

Umbrella: sunshade. A portable shade or screen forprotection from sunlight, rain, etc., in its modern formconsisting of a light circular canopy of silk, cotton, frame of radiating bars or strips of steel, cane, etc., sliding on a rod or stick; in zool., the umbrella-like gelatinous structure which in most jelly-fishes constitutes the largest part of the body.

2) The wooden shoe forms represent - forming steps, a pattern for our walk; creating thereby a "fitting and comfortable covering" for that walk (Holy Spirit given symbolic meaning)

"Manifesto - Before the Cock Crows" I could describe as a 'fireworks display' bursting forth from the mind of God(His wisdom) teaching us that the modern-dayPriesthood, as well as the Old Testament Priesthood, was created by God as a means of establishing a covering for life. That covering comes out of a formationcreated by a certain walk,steps...steps...steps... that can be taken - as taught by that God ordained Priesthood. This is a message for Fathers and their children, Christ and His church, nations and their governments. It is arevelation to save the nations at this very hour!

I believe this verse in the Bible to be an accurate depiction of our day:

Ruth 4: 6 - 8 - And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance; redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it. Now this was themanner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things, a man plucked off his shoe and gave it to his neighbour; and this was a testimony in Israel. Therefore, the kinsman said unto Bo'-az, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.

The redemption for our current global chaotic status is found, again, in that leadership role - leading and teaching thoseright steps that will ultimately form a way for our deliverance.

I believe that the Lord would say, 'It's time for a kinsmen redeemer, a people to pluck off their shoe, representing an acknowledging on the part of the Priesthood across the globe, that there is a great need for a stepping forth and a collective coming together, if you will, to work a work NOW - to redeem this generation (kind) that is about to be lost. I am speaking not solely, of peoples but also of governments of the peoples. Let there be a surrender unto that end, at least amongst God's own, and particularly in the Priesthood, to lead the masses; to turn them back unto pathways of safety! Let there be much corporate prayer and seeking for God'sremedy - His strategic plan to implement - for the saving of the generations , for a saving of the kind of nation we once were: one nation under 'whom'? God?

The book "Manifesto - Before the Cock Crows" reveals that Remedy!

Pr 14:12 - There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Pr 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Pr 3:6 - In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.In fervent, fiery love and passion, for 'that which maketh rich and addeth no sorrow', for every man, woman and child in the earth, and for the kings that rule over them ...

This is Izzy Herriette with Bold Statements

Heralding A 'Head's Up' from: The Bird's Eye View

Story behind the picture with umbrella: July 2006 - I had just heard "air raid" warnings in the Holy Spirit (something I'd never heard before), and the Lord spoke, "If one of these were to be sounded in your nation today, no one would be able to identify it!"

Moments later, lying face down (in prayer) in my parents home, I said, "Lord, I believe I see what you want me to do here: hold an area wide meeting, disclosing the "warnings" of the contents of the book: Manifesto-Before The Cock Crows. I need a picture for advertisement though, Lord. You know that I don't have the funding for that, at present. I'm going to go home to Tulsa now."

I'd been in Webster City (by the leading of the Lord) for nearly two months; meeting with pastors in the area. The Lord answered only, "The next person you speak to, I want you to ask them these questions: 1) Did you know of 9/11/01 before it took place? 2) Did you have knowledge of the Iraq War before it actually came about? 3) Did you know that President Bush would be president and serve two consecutive terms; before the fact? 4) Did you know that in 1989, a "New Wind" began blowing in the realm of the Spirit, in the earth? I did!" 

One hour later, directed by the Lord to venture downtown, and upon my entrance through the doors of a local grocery, a voice called out from behind me. It was David from David's Gallery - a dear friend. We spoke, and he inquired my reason for being in Iowa. I shared that I was there for the book I'd written. At that point, the Lord reminded me of His orders earlier, on the floor. It was then that I posed the questions, as directed. After some time of sharing the content of the book, to my complete surprise, David looked at me and asked, "When do you return home? If there's time before, please come to the shop. I would like to do a photo shoot for you. You will need pictures for your book, meetings, advertisement, etc. It will be my donation to "the cause," as I believe so in your message!

The truth: The realization of what had just transpired there in that store, didn't hit me, until halfway down the second isle. God is so GOOD! His WORKS declare His Name!

My sincere thanks and deep appreciation go out to David and Vicki (David's Gallery-Webster City, IA) for the photo session! God bless you for your contribution! 

And God continue to help us move: "Onward - With The Cause"!

Thank you for your heart towards these matters, David!

Prophetic Word - July 4, 2006 - 3 A.M.

Time: In-form-ation Age!

Several years ago, the Lord began to speak to me about a time coming in not so distant a future, in which the minds of men would be "turned". He said there would come a "strong luring, an actual plotting for the minds of men unto the intended end: reformation."

I began to watch and I began to see. Eight years have come and gone. No one need name all of the sources that lurk and prey over the minds of men these days; unto a destructive end. How strong are we? How equipped, truly, are we, to resist these contrivances that would come to reinvent our way of life?

In yet another called apart time for me, in the summer of 2006 (July 4th, to be exact and it's highly likely that these words are for our nation, just as many in my book are), at precisely 3:00 A.M., He awakened me to pour out a twenty-two page detailed message regarding this age of information.I cannot begin to expound the content here on the blog, however, I can share the basis of that message. He warned with these words, "This is the information age, which you're all fully aware of already, or so you think." He then went on to say, "Information will put you in-form-ation."

He then instructed me to study the definition of each of the parts of that word, broken down exactly as he'd revealed it. Again, the message was central to the capturing and the sealing of the mind. Oh, what a powerful "word" this is, as you look around our world, today, and see such extreme transformation taking place all around us!

The Lord so strongly warned, in this message, that we must brace ourselves position ourselves boldly in that place that He has ordained for us through His infallible Word; for the days coming! It is true, what He said back then, "You must 'identify' yourselves with My Word!" (Listen to the definition of the word: identify!)

Identify: To make, represent to be, or regard or treat as, the same or identical; to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing (this is central in my book: Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows); attest or prove to be as purported or asserted; determine who is or what or whose is; establish the identity of. Also, to associate in feeling, interest, action, etc.; link or connect inseparably.

He gave this following:

"Identify 1) the promise, 2) the mandate, 3) the mantle and 4) the requirement; identify it and then identify with it!"

He revealed further, that His own would need to bracethemselves in a certain posture, position, or holding pattern, much the same as one strapping themselves to some form of an anchor in preparation for a coming mighty storm!

Oh, how excited I am to be able to share these words with you, now. Can you see it all happening? Yes, of course you can.Then we must adhere to His warnings and follow His specific instructions. Gird up! Act responsibly with your mind! In so doing you will save yourself as well as, perhaps, those around you!

Isaiah 26: 3 - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.

Are you aware that in a study of the Hebrew coding of the Bible, this particular scripture is specifically spoken of, in direct reference to the very "end of the end times"?

1 Peter 1: 13 - Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance; But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.

(More information found in "Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows.")

Remember to:

Keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!

Izzy Herriette & Co / Ginger D. Renken
Take it from the dress form!!

This is a dress form. Patterns are laid upon it to size and calculate a proper and becoming fit.

In my generation, as well as those gone before, at least in this country; I do believe that we found ourselves to be in a far "better form" - a far more "becoming fit" - than we find ourselves to be in presently.

I perceive that the "light" of that previous form is now growing extremely dim! I pray along with so many others that a reviving of that light will emerge and break forth on the scene once again - very, very soon! For those of us who still stand in that light, I believe that God would call upon us to continue to STAND, and once having done all to stand ... we MUST allow that light shine through us, NOW! It is so very CRUCIAL!

This is the format for our newsletter, now. I'll share more about the "shoe forms" later on. You can probably already guess part of their meaning, (Clarity of the type, was altered by the blog program and it was such a beautiful, clear picture.) Deciphering for you, it says (in the black boxes) left: in-formation; right: working toward - a step in the right direction - step, step, step (Step, step, step - found in the Hebrew definition for the Levitical Priesthood.)

This is, obviously, a drawing of coat hangers. This is something the Lord gave to me years ago, as an emblem for the ministry.

Written beneath the hangers were the words: Izzy Herriette with More Bold Statements.

I never understood the "hanger business".

In writing the book and in receiving the unveiling regarding the "in - form - ation age" - I finally got it - one day. 

The Lord was telling me way back then, that in my calling, I would be making bold statements for people (including myself); to hang/form their lives upon. (Do you see how He works with me? It just moves me so, as He shows Himself through all of these maneuverings.)
Genesis:  origin; production; creation; mode of generation or formation

So God created man in is his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Matthew 18:10 - Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

What might lie beyond that 'fence' that we are pressing, so, to go beyond!

What might be on the other side, once you actually attain to it?

What are we doing? / Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows

How many individual lives will we be accountable for; by our choices and by our actions?

Mt 18:6 - But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Most know that something is "sorely wrong" with the way things are in our world today. There is a "sensing" in us, however long we may intentionally try to escape it. Only by means of denial can we live on, rejecting what we truly know. But I know that's not the right answer. But what is the answer? And are there enough caring, who will also be daring, to step out and choose to find the way to remedy our situation; to inquire whether that even be a possibility unto us? 

As unto them, so unto us, in the words of Jesus at a "monumental moment in the history of mankind" and then the cock would crow: He said, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here, and watch with me ... And he cometh unto the disciples, the third time and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, "What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." ... Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest...!" (Matthew 26: 38-46). 

It wasn't just one hour of prayer that Jesus was seeking from the disciples, but rather, one particular hour; a pivotal hour! 

I wonder if anyone hears the call of the Father to pray for this crucial hour in which we find ourselves now to be living in. I sometimes feel like the guy in the scenario who's found driving up a "one way" the wrong way! (Actually a vision the Lord gave me in the spring of 2004, as I stepped into that year of revelation, regarding days ahead). I daily feel such a pulling, a tearing in my heart over these matters, only to be treated by peers as one who needs to "hush" and get on with my life, have a positive attitude and believe in the good. 

I do believe in the good! That's part of the problem - I'm seeing so much less of it, these days. In my looking around, I question whether or not others are experiencing the same inward, aching cry that I am. Then I ask myself if I'm all alone in all of this. Which I sensibly already know the answer to. Looking at things as they are these days and just briskly waving them off, is much the same in my estimation, as walking past a person who's in a perilous situation and saying, "Bless you!," as you continue on your merry way. "Bless you America! Somehow you'll find your way." 

Jesus, prior to pleading for the aid of his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, had foretold them of a gloomy, yet powerful event approaching; a forever life altering event. This would be an event that would change the course of mankind forever. Here they were, in that very time with Him, and they had failed to capture His words, leaving them no discernment with which to recognize the moment. 

I recall a particular stinging line, in a song written and ministered by one of the greatest Christian songwriters of our day, Keith Green, many years ago: "... no one hurts, no one aches, no one even sheds a tear, but He cries, He weeps, He bleeds and He cares for your needs and you just lay back and keep soakin' it in, ah, can't you see it's such a sin!" We just keep running, in our lives. We continue to ignore things that so demand our attention. 

Have you ever found yourself in a situation, desperately trying to WARN someone of pending danger, only to find them completely deafened to your every word? I think the worst experience I've ever had of that in my life, was when my gorgeous little three year old grandson, took off running away from me down our street. He thought it was funny. He had no concept that cars race down roads and don't see little boys running in front of them! Oh, the indescribable horror I felt that day, as I, Grandma - huffing and puffing - ran down that street after him, praying that those cars that normally came flying around that corner would somehow be held off until I could catch the tiny marathoner. He ran for almost two blocks before I finally stopped chasing him and stood still, at which point he stopped, because it wasn't fun anymore. Grandma wasn't chasing him. Ethan didn't heed my WARNINGS that day. As a matter of fact, the more I warned, the more he ran. I wonder if that isn't exactly what we're doing today: running in the directions that we're running in, just to see if when once we've reached that line, that ONE we've always been told would show up - would actually show Himself? 

We are a peculiar people, ones not always understanding what motivations are truly driving us! I suspect, bottom line, that many are proving the Lord in all of their actions in "this day". I believe that the entire Garden of Gethsemane setting, typifies this moment.  I believe it to be even a "prophecy" for this moment; as was revealed to me in 2004! I believe that I can prove the validity of that declaration with scripture and I that is precisely what I do in the book "Manifesto-Before the Cock Crows".

This, my friends, is no ordinary day and if we don't recognize it...

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