April 19, 2002

Greetings Friends,

Once again we come to you with hopes and prayers that each of you are blessed and growing in the things of the Spirit. We truly are in the Kingdom for such a time as this.

Wanda and I returned this week from a fruitful conference in Abbotsford, British Columbia that emphasized the pursuit of walking with the Lord through open heaven revelations of His Person and Power. There was an interesting contrast that seemed to emerge throughout the conference that we would like to share with you.

Without controversy, our great desire is to soar in the Spirit to obtain revelations of His nature, power, strategy, and insight. However, to most appropriately accommodate this great privilege we must be firmly “rooted and grounded” in Him. As the Holy Spirit spoke it to me in Canada, “Go Deep” in order to “Go High.”

ROOTED AND GROUNDED

We must be: Rooted and grounded in love (Ephesians 3:17)
Rooted and grounded in faith. (Colossians 1:23)
Rooted and grounded in truth. (I Timothy 3:15)

This unique terminology is utilized to symbolically portray the importance of these three attributes in order for us to be trusted with the Lord’s secrets. We are living in a generation privileged to be endowed with the Spirit of Revelation leading us into comprehension of the mysteries of the Kingdom. To facilitate this in us, we must be established in Truth, Faith, and Love to properly understand and appropriate His heart.

The more firmly we are grounded the more capable we become to penetrate the heavens by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation and embrace insight with understanding. The pursuit of Truth will lead us to places in the Spirit yielding the fruit of righteousness and power…the quest for knowledge can result in pride and human arrogance. A clear distinction between the two is essential for personal transformation and maturity. When we cultivate a love for the Truth, we will not be turned over to a deluding influence that will characterize the end-time generation who have rejected Christ. (2 Thess. 2:10-11)

APPROACHING COMET AND PLANETARY ALIGNMENT

I am certain many of you have seen the various news reports about comet Ikeya-Zhang and the five planetary alignment’s that will be taking place during the latter part of April and early May. As the scriptures point out, the heavens declare the glory of God. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. (Ps 19:1)

Therefore, we carefully watch these signs and pay particular attention to the Voice of the Spirit during these seasons to gain insight into His heart and divine strategy. In past years, the heavenly signs have very often denoted spiritual awakenings or transitions into greater dimensions of God or something fresh and unprecedented. This passage in Romans was given as a present emphasis;

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of {the} law. {Do} this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to {its} lusts. (Rom 13:10-14)

Bob Jones was recently shown a revelation illustrating increased natural and spiritual activity along Interstate 10 extending from Jacksonville west across our nation. This could include intensified storms, rain, hurricanes, and even fires along with an increase in anointing and power. It will be a “dangerous” time and a “beneficial” time. A similar revelation was given in a previous Shepherd’s Rod involving I-55. Over the last several months we have received numerous reports from pastors and leaders experiencing heightened spiritual awareness and virtue in locations along this highway.

We believe the comet and planetary alignments are yet another indication of the spiritual birthing that is taking place. God’s righteous government is soon to emerge bringing divine order and design to the church with a transformation that will have an impact equal to or greater than “The Great Reformation.” We, along with many others have been calling it the “Apostolic Reformation.”

THE ORDER OF ESTHER

One particular aspect of these signs that we believe is of distinct significance deals with the great anointing being released for intercession which will pave the way for the divinely appointed government. The successful and anointed ministry of Esther cleared the way for virtuous Mordecai to emerge in a governmental role that placed him second only to the king and greatly favored before God and men.

While in Canada last week, an extraordinary encounter took place during one of the ministry sessions. On that evening, Bobby Conner led the service and was ministering prophetically to a number of people. One person was Mrs. Lorrie White, whom we had met just before the service and discovered was the wife of Rev. John White. Brother White is a highly regarded author of many books including, “When The Spirit Comes In Power,” written about the revelation of Spiritual power and manifestations throughout church history and in the ministry of John Wimber. He and Mrs White have served the Lord faithfully as missionaries and leaders for over five decades.

Bobby requested that I join him in ministering to Mrs. White and asked if the Lord had given me anything prophetically for her. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit had spoken to me and shared that, like Esther, the Lord had extended His Golden Scepter to her because of the purity of her heart and the fact that He knew that her request would be a Godly one.

After concluding our ministry to her and a few others, we felt compelled to ask Mrs. White to close the service with the blessing of a spiritual “mother”. Before praying, she shared something profound and quite encouraging.

VISIONS OF THE LORD

It turns out Mrs. White was given a series of powerful visions only a few weeks before in which she saw the Lord standing before His Throne holding His Golden Scepter. In one vision she simply saw Him standing with the scepter in His hand. In a subsequent experience, she saw the Lord extend His scepter and say, “I am holding the scepter out to you, but I will not touch you with it… you, my people, must come and touch it for yourselves. For it carries My Wisdom, My righteousness, My humility, My authority, My direction, and My anointing. It is not enough to say I am available— this is not the time to wait… this is the time to move toward Me. I am your direction for the future… I will never withdraw My scepter. It will remain— it is available and it holds all of who I AM. It is available to you.”

What a powerful confirmation of the emerging company of anointed saints coming forth in the order of Esther. We will not accomplish our objectives and destiny without the direct intervention of the King.

Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of the king’s rooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the entrance to the palace. When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which {was} in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter. (Esth 5:1-2)

THE BASILISK SEASON–AN UPDATE

One need only read the daily newspaper or watch the evening news broadcast to discover the turmoil, tension and political unrest in the Land of Israel. Never has there been greater need for prayer concerning the government of Israel, the land of the Bible and the natural seed of Abraham, Isaac., and Jacob. The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ has not only a responsibility but a great privilege to stand in the gap and intercede for the land of Israel during these turbulent times.

The scriptures promise the Lord’s blessings for those who bless the natural seed of Abraham. And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Gen 12:2-3)

The Lord’s love for Israel is eternal and to share in His heart is to participate in His love for the Jewish people and the land upon which the blood of Christ was spilled.

A deep and affectionate passion is being imparted to the Christian Church for the land of Israel and the natural seed of Abraham. Even as Ester sanctified and adorned herself in her royal attire, so is the Bride of Christ in order to come boldly before the Throne of Grace to obtain mercy for the land of Israel and find divine help in time of need.

For the past several years, the Lord has spoken prophetically concerning strategic intercession against the spiritual enemies of Israel and the Church. Perpetual, daily prayer is essential in the spiritual warfare on behalf of Israel and the enemies of the church. However, the Lord has identified a particular season in the spirit in which considerable warfare is amplified. This has been known as the SEASON OF THE BASILISK.

Over the past several years considerable revelation has been released to disclose the workings of this evil opposition historically and presently in Israel and the Church. As a result, we have published an article entitled “Season of the Basilisk” to outline the insights and the prayer strategy against this great enemy. The time is quickly approaching for this season to begin. For the year 2002, this notable season begins June 27 and extends until July 18, which is the 9th of Av on the Jewish calender. It is during this time frame that heightened prayer and caution should be exercised in our spiritual warfare.

This unique season has produced many of the most catastrophic events in Jewish history. This historic enemy of the Cross has an extraordinary hatred not only for Israel but all who belong to the Lord.

The article and prayer strategy on “The Season of the Basilisk” can be obtained from our websites: www.WhiteDoveMinistries.org or www.bobjones.org

HISTORICAL EVENTS

The recent rally in Washington DC was a decisive event that we believe, at least in part, fulfills a portion of a prophetic word included in the Shepherd’s Rod 2002. In it we felt the Lord was indicating from Psalm 102:18 that pivotal milestones would be taking place during April thru June that would be recognized as historical in nature.

This will be written for the generation to come; that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. Psalm 102:18

In the Shepherd’s Rod we shared “Psalms 102:15-21— April; May; June;”

“The things that are taking place in the Spirit and in the natural realm will have eternal consequences. They will even be written and recorded for generations yet unborn. We have reached a significant point of demarcation in church and human history. Two paths are set before us. It is the determination of the church to decide which direction we shall go and which path will be followed in the coming days.

We have an incredible divine opportunity to change the entire course of our nation and the spiritual provision is provided to facilitate this purpose if we will respond according to His prescribed manner.”

Many of the journalists and newscasters covering the “National Rally in Solidarity With Israel” commented that it was, “A Historical Event” and it would be “remembered for generations to come.”
“This day will be remembered in the history of American Jewry,” Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Prize-winning author and philosopher, told the audience from the podium, adding that those in attendance would have something to tell their grandchildren one day.

Various news organizations recounted how tens of thousands of supporters descended upon Washington from throughout our nation for a gathering only a week in the planning. In it demonstrators urged the United States to stand with Israel at a time when its military actions in the West Bank have been denounced in Europe and other parts of the world. The Washington Post reported that more than 100,000 people attended the rally with numerous U. S. and Israeli politicians addressing the enthusiastic crowds. This is certainly a step in the right direction in our aligning with Israel.

THE LORD IS GAZING

In the Shepherd’s Rod there is another insight from Psalm 102 that we pray will likewise be emphasized during this quarter…

For He looked down from His holy height; from heaven the LORD gazed upon the earth… Psalm 102:19

“The Lord is looking and listening from the heights of heaven to determine whose heart is completely His that He may strongly support them. The Lord is gazing upon the earth to determine who will be His Dread Champions to represent Him in the great battle presently unfolding.”

THREE CONFERENCES

Wanda and I will be involved in three conferences in the next few weeks.

We join Bob Jones and Bobby Conner for a conference hosted by Tom Davis and Amber Rose Music in Ft. Worth, Texas April 26-27.

May 9-11 Winds of Fire Conference with Aaron Evans and John Paul Jackson in Orlando, FL.

May 16-18 Brave Heart Prophetic Conference with Bobby Conner & Randal Kittle Rockford, IL.

We continue to offer our heartfelt gratitude for those of you led by the Holy Spirit to stand with us in prayer over the things He has called us to.

Blessings of Grace and Peace,

Paul Keith & Wanda Davis