Paul Keith & Wanda Davis, Shawn Bolz, & JoAnn McFatter
Questions and Answers Part 2
by Paul Keith Davis
Very often we receive questions from various people who follow our ministry. I thought it might be fruitful to utilize this month’s newsletter to respond to some of the general questions applicable to the corporate church. These were primarily taken from a television interview done earlier this year. I hope it is helpful!
Question: As a ministry, what is the greatest burden that you carry?
Obviously, there are many burdens that we as a ministry carry. Certainly we possess the desire to see the Lord Jesus receive the full measure of His great reward. The Bible declares in Revelations 5:9 that,
they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
It is undeniably a burden and a responsibility that is placed upon this generation to see the purchase of His blood enter in to the realization of the Heavenly kingdom.
Furthermore, we also carry the burden to see the biblical mandate realized in our generation of the entire earth being filled with the knowledge His glory. The bride of Christ is to be the agency by which He releases the manifestation of His glory throughout the earth. As we, by divine revelation, apprehend the realization of His holy attributes and divine character, we give language to those attributes. Those declarations become tangible spiritual substance that saturates the entire atmosphere of this earth with the knowledge of His goodness and glory.
That is the model of Isaiah 6. Isaiah beheld with his eyes and heard with his ears the revelation of God’s greatness. He witnessed the entire temple being filled with the tangible substance of God’s glory by the Cherubim’s mere articulation God’s holiness. That is likewise our mandate; it is experiential in nature.
Nevertheless, as a ministry, we feel one of our primary commissions is help awaken this generation of radical believers to its prophetic destiny. The Bible declares in 2 Timothy 1:9,
God…who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.
The term “holy calling” could also be interpreted “sacred destiny.” The Lord considers it a sacred thing for us to enter into the divinely ordained function that He has destined for us. The prophet David once said, “Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in your book were all written the days that were ordained for me when as yet there was not one of them.” The same blood that purchased our salvation also secured a destiny for us as individuals.
The Bible also emphasizes that grace was set apart for us to accomplish our destiny. That grace was designated to us before time began. What an incredible mystery in God! Before the earth was ever fashioned the Lord saw us as individuals and allotted a portion of His grace for each of us to accomplish our sacred and holy destiny.
The blood of Jesus not only purchased our souls but also our destiny and holy calling in Him. We have a responsibility and duty to be the agency by which the Lord carries out His blueprint on the earth through the empowering of His Spirit.
The end-time generation has an even greater mandate placed upon it. The Bible points out that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses involving those who have gone before us and saw the prophetic destiny of this generation but were unable to live in it. (Hebrews 11) It is a great honor that has been placed upon those living today to be the generation that sees the consummation of God’s Heavenly plans.
Question: What do you see the coming move of God’s Spirit looking like?
This is a unique and diverse generation. The next installment in God’s plan will not merely be an emphasis on one truth, but the revelation of the Truth. In the prior generation we witnessed the great Latter Rain healing movement. Later came the Jesus Movement and Charismatic Renewal. Following that the Prophetic Movement emerged along side the Renewal movement of Toronto and the Repentance movement of Brownsville. All of these various outpourings of the Spirit restored and emphasized a certain biblical truth.
What is coming now will be the consolidation of all these truths. Our primary focus will not be an emphasis on a specific truth, but on the Person of the Truth. Something is transpiring today that is transcending spiritual “movements” and highlighting the revelation of God’s Kingdom. It is the full expression of Jesus in a body of people who know their God and do exploits to His glory.
We as a ministry have changed our terminology in recent days to be more consistent with the mandate placed upon this generation. Very often we as a ministry are identified with the “prophetic movement.” However, it is our desire to more appropriately be recognized with the Lord’s Kingdom and the full measure of His revelation.
Though we completely support the “prophetic movement,” it is our preference to be recognized as the Lord’s friends and an integral part of His kingdom with an emphasis on all biblical truth. Clearly, the revelatory aspect of our heritage is paramount and crucial to apprehending the various other aspects of our inheritance.
Nevertheless, I do not believe what is coming will be a movement, but a progressive revelation of the person of Jesus. Certainly this season of God’s plan will demonstrate healing, but it will not be identified as a healing movement. Undoubtedly, there will be the revelatory aspect of God’s Spirit, but it will not be known as a prophetic movement.
Obviously, there will be great faith demonstrated by God’s people but it will not be recognized as a faith movement in the same way it was in the days of Kenneth Hagin and the other great men and women of God of that era. Movements tend to have a beginning and an ending. Instead, this next expression of God’s Glory will be a perpetual unfolding of the end-time scenario.
These days will see the consolidation of all these truths to reveal the Lord as the overcoming King and His Kingdom. Matthew 13 declares that those living at the end of the age will be the harvest generation and work cohesively with Heaven’s host. The Lord has planted wheat into the field of this world and He is looking to harvest “sons of the Kingdom.” Jesus Himself said,
The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom….the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels — Matt 13:37-39
The “sons of the Kingdom” are merely the word of God becoming flesh once again. John 1 declares that in the beginning was the Word and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That same paradigm will be pertinent for the “sons of the kingdom” present on the earth during the end-of-days confrontation. God’s word will be manifested in a body of people who do the works of the Kingdom like He did.
This generation is about to see people emerging as “sons of the Kingdom” to demonstrate the revelation of the Lord’s Kingdom. These will see the realization of John 14:12 as a multi-membered body working cohesively with God’s anointing to do the same works that Jesus did.
Men on Whom Favor Rests
by Shawn Bolz
Exodus 34:9: “O Adonai, if I have found favor in Your eyes,” he said, “then let the Lord (Adonai, the Angel of Covenant, the Messiah) go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.
The word “favor” comes from the same word in Hebrew as the word grace. Its root is “Chen” which means to be well favored, blessed, graced, and distinguished.
God is again finding people who He can release His chen (favor) upon.
In Exodus 34:9 Moses is specifically talking to Adonai not Jehovah, which was normally the way God was addressed in prayer. The name Adonai used here, specifically refers to the nature of God as the Messiah. Moses was the first to acknowledge God in this particular covenant Messianic way.
This was for a very specific reason. Moses had become a friend of God on God’s terms. He didn’t pray for Adonai to speak to him for his own sake, but he said in Exodus 33:13:
If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways so I may know You and continue to find favor with You. Remember that this nation is Your people.
The Response of Heaven is Favor
Moses had encountered God as Adonai and it caused a hunger to know God as He really is. Moses longed for the days of the garden and was specifically calling upon the Angel of Covenant, the Messiah, to restore unto him and the people of God this intimate friendship. He asked that God would favor him with it and God responded in Exodus 33:17
And Adonia said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken; for thou hast found favor in My sight, and I know thee by name.
God’s response to Moses was to release His favor (chen), upon him. This is the response of God when we long to know God as He truly is.
Moses wanted the relationship he had with God to distinguish him and the children of Israel from every other race of man. He asked God to teach him the ways of eternity so he could walk in the fullness of what God desired and God said yes.
A Picture of The Favor of God
The Bible is full of examples of those who walked in the favor/grace of God. They were empowered in their generation to accomplish incredible deeds. They usually had a platform to a whole people group and sometimes to the ends of the earth. They were people who had found this place of favor with God, which empowered them to be qualified to walk with this favor upon them for specific reasons.
I had a heavenly experience in 2005 that forever changed my perspective of God to my theological core. I was in a trance and caught up into a heavenly place. I was escorted to see a man; this man was Jewish and he was extremely handsome. The most incredible feature he had were his eyes, you just wanted to look at them forever because they held so much understanding and depth.
I searched in my mind for who this man could be, as I was trying to figure out if this was David or Isaiah, my divine escort spoke. “This is Job, and he has a message for you.”
I couldn’t believe the one before me was Job. I wasn’t in a season of affliction that I would commonly think would be the reason for seeing Job. Job was now looking directly at me and said. “I have a message for you.”
He began to describe that he had walked in intimate friendship with God and he unraveled the mystery of the book that was written about him. He refereed to specific passages. He said that Job 29 was a picture of what it was like to walk in the blessing of favor, and that God was calling a people to walk in this kind of favor. Then he said that Job 31 listed the qualifiers that would prepare a people to walk in this kind of favor. He took me step by step through these passages. He told me that at the end of his life he had such an amazing favor of God upon him, that walking into eternity at his death, was not much different from the last of his days; they were so sweet.
Job 31 Qualifies Us For Job 29
When you read the life Job lived and the value system that was the foundation for that life in Job 31, you begin to understand why God could pour upon him so richly. I believe these qualifiers are the same today except now we have the understanding that was birthed not only through the Old Testament but through the New Testament.
There is a process of growing in the qualifiers which releases an advancing of favor that causes the nearness of heaven. Even Jesus grew in favor with God while He was on the earth (Luke 2:52). We can expect no less then to do what Jesus set the example for: grow in the favor of God and man.
Solomon was another who found favor with God. He had the chen of God upon his life. Because of this, there was no one on the earth besides Jesus, who was as wise as Solomon. He was given the greatest resources of his day to create a temple for God, a place where God could abide.
I believe this is a picture of those who have qualified themselves to build a resting place for God. We are that resting place where God abides but there is also a specific longing in the heart of Jesus, to receive glory from the platforms of authority man can hold. I believe that there are specific times of favor that God is going to pour upon individuals, who will enter into a sphere of authority because of this favor, which will speak of the Kingdom of heaven to this earth.
They will be “graced” with great ability to perform in the industries and ministries of man.
There are also specific seasons of favor for the body of Christ; when the Holy Spirit releases a corporate revelation of Jesus, that expands the very nature of this world to hold the substance of Christ in an substantial way. These are like mandated heavenly installments of His nature upon the earth that empower us to increase in tangible ways.
Jesus spoke of this in Luke 4:18-19 when He quoted Isaiah “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Jesus actually proclaimed the time of the Lord’s favor. It can be described as a season of favor where the kingdom would begin to be pour out because of the love of God and the grace/favor (chen) towards man. He was also of course, speaking specifically about His own destiny and the time frame in which He would fulfill the death and resurrection.
We are again about to enter into a time of favor, where the revelation of Christ empowers us in all manner of ways on the earth. God is about to make Himself known. The more we qualify ourselves to walk in the favor of heaven, the more we will be able to be imbued with the chen of God; walking with God’s light shining over us and His grace upon our heads.
The great company of the heavenly host was sent to the shepherds to proclaim the day of the birth of the covenant promise of the Messiah in Luke 2:14:
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.
Again, this is a season that God is coming upon the men and woman on whom His favor rests.
The Divine Exchange Between Heaven and Earth, pt 2
by JoAnn McFatter
Last time I attempted to introduce the idea that there is what I called “a divine exchange” going on between heaven and earth at all times. It’s a rather obvious point, yet we go about our daily lives in a state of stupor as to the impact of this truth on us, in us and through us with each breath we take. It is our loss, as well as heaven’s loss. It is a great loss to the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth.
I talked about how God has set up this intricately interwoven set of principals and laws in both the seen and unseen realm that everything is subject to. The laws of the spiritual realm and the physical realm that are intertwined much more than we know. Unfortunately, we’ve handed over the opening up of these mysteries to science and to the new age philosophers and have lost massive ground over the last 2000 years.
In fact, we have gone backwards as we have given ourselves over to the Greek mentality in our approach to God. One impact of that is that we have gone deeper and deeper into our own “reason”, the mind of man, which has taken us farther and farther away from the walk with Him that Adam had in the garden. We have failed to see the fullness of the Cross and the Blood and its impact on the curse of the fall. We have access to so much more than we partake of – but that’s all about to change.
The Hebrew Culture
God presented Himself to us through a Hebrew culture. I doubt very much that it was a random choice. The Greek mentality has a strong propensity toward dividing everything up into separate categories; dividing spirit, mind and body. The Hebrew approach is a holistic one, keeping spirit, mind and body as influencing and overlapping each other coming together as a whole.
God calls us ‘made in His image‘. Just as He is 3 in 1 in Father, Son and Holy Spirit, so we are a type of 3 in 1 in mind, body and spirit; yet we are one whole being. Outside of this truth we will fail miserably in our attempt to understand His ways.
This faulty approach has led to great error in our efforts in education as well as medicine and science, but we won’t go there right now. Our main concern at this point is in the area of our spiritual endeavors – our attempt at communion with God, worshipping Him, and learning of His ways.
Back to the Beginning
There is that innate drive within us to get back to what was in His heart in the very beginning. Back to the ‘in the Beginning ‘when He released the ‘let there be Light ‘and there was Light. The drive to find out what was in His heart in the very beginning when He created us to love and be loved, as companions with Him in the Garden before the mind of man gave entrance to sin by reasoning with the serpent and taking his own way of thinking over God’s way.
This brings us to where we left off last time with the thought of worshipping Him in spirit and in truth, in the reality of the unseen as well as the perceived realms. We need to gain understanding of these two realms and how they affect our individual lives as well as the advancing of the Kingdom on the earth.
A “new sound is coming” is a phrase that you hear everywhere you go. Just about every conference gathering I have been at in the last couple of years someone has referenced this and every time there has been loud agreement from the people or even as much as a roar coming up from the crowd. It seems that the Body is in agreement with this phrase, yet no one really knows what that means. I’m not saying I know what it means, either, but I want to address at least a few aspects of that sound as I see it.
I believe it is a sound of faith…a sound of understanding …and the sound, as Paul Keith Davis so often refers to it, of the overcomer. It is also a combination of our sounds and the reality sounds of the supernatural, melding into One sound that carries the authority of heaven in it – a supernatural sound that should be natural for us by now, but, alas, is not. However it is soon coming and there are those who have at least attempted to attune their ear to it.
It’s a difficult process because we’ve not been given the tools to acclimate with, but Truth is coming. The mind of man and our reasoning’s, will give way to it. God said, “come, let us reason together“, not “you guys figure it out in your own thoughts and get back to Me.”
Sounds funny, but that’s pretty much been our approach ever since we let Constantine set our course down the Greek path of reasoning in 320AD.
The Sound of a Shift
I had a vision once of a mass of people bent over, harvesting a field. A sound was released, but it wasn’t of this natural realm. It was of another realm and a few people scattered throughout the fields heard it. As they did they would straighten up and look around to see where it was coming from.
In doing so they would see each other and know that they really did hear a sound because others heard it also even though they couldn’t understand what the sound was about or where it was coming from. They did, however, catch each other’s eye as if to say “you heard that, too, didn’t you. “ They took solace in the fact that others had heard it, and it filled them with anticipation of something coming.
When we hear a sound like that it causes a shift in us. Depending on just how much of it we allow into our being, it can literally cause a shift in us. It can introduce something into our fiber that until that point was not there…..or perhaps it was, but is only now being awakened. The sound of truth or deception can cause a shift in us if we embrace it, but it’s not just mental or spiritual, it is physical also.
Sound travels by way of vibrations that are transported from molecule to molecule on what is called waves. The energy that is created mixes with our energy. We are made up primarily of energy when you get down to the subatomic levels of things. It’s amazing that we actually look like empty space for the most part, but that empty space is actually energy.
I realize this is grossly simplified, but the point I’m making is that we constantly emit and receive energy. We impact everything and everything impacts us. We can control that a bit, but I won’t go into that quite yet because it would take us off the path too far.
If you have ever come across the book “ The Hidden Messages In Water “ by Emoto, a Japanese physicist, you understand a bit about our make up. It’s a very interesting study done on water and the effect that sound, music or words, has on it. You might wonder what that has to do with us as humans, but we are 70% water as adults. It shows the impact positive and negative words have on water.
Even different styles of music affect the water for good or bad. Again, it’s an energy thing. Interestingly enough the words “love and gratitude” were of the most positive impact.
Prayer was released consistently for 3 days over a polluted lake and at the end of three days the water was pure. Granted, the people praying were of varying faiths and beliefs but it’s a spiritual principal that was set up in the beginning when God formed this existence of ours. There are spiritual and physical laws that have been put into motion by Him that we have not even begun to tap into.
The same is true of plants. Studies have been done that show plants “reacting” to music. Classical music stimulates growth and even shows plants growing toward the music, wrapping itself around the speakers. Hard rock music causes some plants to be stunted in their growth, some to grow away from the music and some to even die. It’s the energy of the sound waves that are affecting the plants.
Thank God we are finally beginning to wake up and take back the truths and look into the mysteries of creation! I’ve heard it said many times that the New Agers have stolen the things of God. They didn’t “steal” anything – we gave it over to them by not exercising our dominion over the earth as the Sons of God. We abandoned the truths of the spirit and took up the mind of man, what we could see and touch and hear with our natural senses. It’s time for the Sons of God to come into their inheritance of the mysteries of creation, both in spirit and in truth.
To be continued…….
Releasing Breakthrough Conference—Melbourne, FL
We are pleased to announce that WhiteDove Ministries will be hosting another “Releasing Breakthrough” conference. This one will be in Melbourne, FL October 18-21 as a co-hosted event with Pastor Tim Franklin and our friends at Freedom Christian Center.
For the last several months we have felt a powerful affirmation from heaven concerning this revelation and its pertinence to this present-day. The Lord has allowed us to put an incredible team of people together for this event. Bob Jones, Bobby Connor and John Kilpatrick will be joining Shawn, JoAnn, Wanda and myself, along with the remainder of our WhiteDove Team.
We believe this will be a significant time for the Melbourne/Orlando region. A portion of our mandate has been to join various streams into a regional focus to bring something from heaven that touches the earth. As a ministry, we feel a particular connection with this region because of revelations that came in 1995. I will include a portion of that article we entitled “The Watchers.”
We sincerely hope you will join us in this gathering. For registration and other information please follow this link.
by Paul Keith Davis
Early 1995, Bob Jones prophesied two storms were to strike the U.S. in the same proximity. He was told the storms would have prophetic significance. The first would be an indication of God’s plans while the second would reveal the enemy’s. Although he had seen the two distinct storms, the place of landfall was unclear.
During the latter days of July and early August that year, Wanda and I hosted Bob and a gathering of prophetic friends at our home in Orange Beach, AL. Our meeting was interrupted by a hurricane that entered the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane Erin first struck the Melbourne, Florida area before entering the Gulf of Mexico. Erin came ashore at Orange Beach on August 3, 1995. The storm’s eye grazed the western boundary of Pensacola and passed directly over the place of our meeting.
Following Erin, hurricane Opal also bombarded the same area 61 days later on October 4, 1995. Opal had devastating effects with considerable foundation and beach erosion that stretched 150 miles.
Meteorologist confirmed that two hurricanes striking the same spot in a century would be phenomenal. Dual hurricanes making landfall in the same area in just over 60 days is supernatural!
Erin- the Watcher
These occurrences fulfilled the prophetic revelation of double storms highlighting a corporate season of significant spiritual emphasis. The name Erin means “watcher” or “one who is awake and watchful.” God is watching over His word to perform it.
Eight days after Erin, on August 11, a beautiful white dove landed on our balcony. Uniquely, it remained although it was clearly not domesticated. We plainly heard the Lord speaking to us involving this sign as an indication of the “Dove Company.” This body of believers will emerge in this generation possessing burning hearts desperate for intimacy with Jesus.
The Holy Spirit will come and remain upon this company as they find their rest in Him and He finds His rest in them.
Fullness of Time
Many notable things are presently at the door. A renewed emphasis has been placed upon the 1994-95 revelations. We have come to a fullness of time juncture for their fulfillment. Spiritual “watchers” are being charged with Heaven’s decrees to see these words achieved.
Visit from a Watcher
On August 12, 2004 a spiritual being appeared to Bob and identified himself as a “watcher.” In 30 years of prophetic ministry, many of the Lord’s messengers have spoken with Bob. However, this one possessed an overwhelming Heavenly atmosphere that comes only from God’s throne. Bob found it difficult to function in his presence.
When asked why this was the first time he had encountered a “watcher,” the messenger responded to Bob saying, “You are living in a new day.”
Revelatory insights are approaching fresh heights through spiritual doors now open. Greater purposes are being apprehended. Higher levels of spiritual authority and Heavenly support are accessible. It is a new time.
The watcher stipulated that he and others like him have been cooperating with God’s plan on earth since the creation of man. Daniel 4:13 & 17 identifies a “watcher” and a portion of his duties. Daniel records,
I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven. Daniel 4:13
this sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes and sets over it the lowliest of men. Daniel 4:17
God alone is ruler over the realm of mankind. “Watchers” function as His emissaries to fulfill His commands and made known His counsel.
The “watcher” announced and carried out God’s seven year discipline of Nebuchadnezzar. The “watchers” observe and record the actions of mankind and promote the decrees of Heaven. It is their duty to help fulfill Heaven’s plans on earth.
Watching over His Word
Jeremiah’s prophetic commissioning is one of Scripture’s most often read and quoted passages. Close examination of Jeremiah’s mandate reveals involvement of the “watchers.”
The Lord spoke to Jeremiah saying,
See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck
up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.
The word of the LORD came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said,
“I see a rod of an almond tree.” Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I
am watching over My word to perform it. Jeremiah 1:10-12
Somehow these spiritual messengers were directly associated with Jeremiah’s commission from God. God’s prophet was instructed to tear down and destroy, but also to plant and build.
God’s degrees are issued to pluck up and overthrow things contrary to His kingdom. Likewise, commands are dispensed to also build and plant according to Kingdom design. This struggle is a spiritual confrontation taking place in heavenly places.
In the economy of Heaven, spiritual beings identified as “watchers” operate closely with us in Heaven’s blueprint. The “watchers” function in cooperation with God’s people to see Heavenly mandates and decrees accomplished.
They can bring judgment or blessing from God’s throne. It is the revelation of Heavenly justice. They record the desire of God and work with us for its fulfillment.
God is sending “watchers” to co-labor with us to pluck up and gather out of His Kingdom all stumbling blocks. (Matthew 13:41) Likewise, this spiritual host will also watch over God’s promises that plant and build the way of the Kingdom.
Places of Visitation
Hurricane Erin was prophetically foretold as a sign of God’s definitive plan. Both its name and location highlight a portion of His intention.
The Lord is emphasizing prophetic words regarding places of revival. The “watchers” are present to work under the Holy Spirit’s orchestration to open Heavenly doors. (Daniel 4:23) They oversee God’s oracles in these places to expose spiritual portals where God’s armory can descend.
The armory or warehouse is a prophetic depiction of God’s storehouse containing spiritual provisions used in the work of ministry. These are Heaven’s war implements. (Jeremiah 50:25)
Fortunately, the Lord is revealing a present release of this dimension of His spiritual host. Promises and end-time strategies are poised for fulfillment. God is watching over His word to see it performed.
Beginning Tuesday Night Meetings,
We are pleased to announce that beginning September 5, 2006, we will begin our weekly meetings. We have been able to secure a facility each Tuesday evening for the remainder of this year at Palm Lake Opry House. We will begin the meetings at 7 PM.
The facility is located north of Foley on the east side of Highway 59 just north of the Foly express exit. The address is 15810 Hwy 59, Foley AL.
We will be sending out another notice this weekend with driving directions and other pertinent information. We would like to invite anyone interested in attending to join us.