December 10, 2002

Greetings Friends,

We are preparing this newsletter following some of the most significant prophetic releases that we have encountered in recent memory. For us, it seems a new season of spiritual revelation began with the conference in Salt Lake City during early October. On the last evening of that conference, a flaming meteor illumined the evening sky, seemingly as a prophetic affirmation that a new day is dawning that will be characterized by the demonstration and revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven. There is no question in our hearts that this past Atonement season opened the door to new dimensions of the Spirit and access to sacred places in Him.

At the inauguration of the Lord’s earthly ministry, the Scriptures point out that He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the message of the Kingdom while healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. (Matthew 4:23) This divine commission will be embraced and demonstrated by a body of people in this generation who have encountered the Lord on a personal and experiential basis and allowed their will to be yielded to His.

It seems the many revelations received in recent weeks have been pointing to that commission and the continued preparation necessary to walk in it’s reality. Further in the newsletter we will discuss the recent meetings in Tri-Cities, Washington and Albany, OR which brought a series of insightful visions and revelations through the ministry team. They are quite strategic for this hour and at the same time immensely encouraging.

Be A Good Steward

When we first began that series of meetings, the Holy Spirit seemed to be saying that we must be careful not to squander or overlook important revelations delegated to us. This was highlighted through a prophetic word that we brought with Bob Jones in 1999 that was recently fulfilled during the national elections.

The prophetic word was posted on our web site in the summer of 1999 and primarily addressed the presidential election. Thankfully, the Lord was able to accomplish His purpose during that election and, I believe most everyone would agree with the wisdom of the choice, considering recent events. Consolidated with that word was a prophetic indication that envisioned the election of George W. Bush restoring the Republican Party to a position of favor. The actual prophetic word read as follows:

The vision is speaking of George W. Bush as one who would incline his ear to the Word of the Lord expressed through prophetic revelation and reflects his desire to lead this nation in righteousness. According to the vision, He has an open heart for Christians crossing all barriers….Bob also saw a woman who “had not felt loved for 8 years.” This seemed to be representing the Republican Party. The Lord displayed this woman starved for affection being affectionately kissed causing a tremendous and gracious response from her. This is not to advocate one political party over another; rather, to convey that Bush has affectionately joined himself to this party and if successful would return a position of favor to this group. With God’s favor, he would be able to help turn the nation around during a time of Divine Justice providing a standard of righteous leadership as this nation’s most powerful elected official. When judgments of the Lord are in the land, men learn righteousness.

Political leadership in no way usurps the position of the church in providing Godly direction in a nation. Even so, the scriptures clearly admonish the church to pray for our civil authorities. This applies not only to the pending election but also to present leadership and especially our current President as many important decisions are yet to be made that could directly influence the direction of our country.

Even in the midst of pending judgment or Divine justice, the Lord is already making provision for mercy. A leader is being prepared that will pursue a standard of righteousness that will help lead this nation back to Godliness. Ultimately, the church must take the leadership role in turning the hearts of this generation back to that of our apostolic fathers. However, political leadership can also determine the direction of a nation leading to repentance and divine favor. Many of the things that we are receiving from the Lord are conditional upon the willingness of the church to pray. The Scriptures declare, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” ( 2 Chr 7:14)

From: The Upcoming Presidential Elections— July 1999

As pointed out in the original prophecy, this is not to signify that the Lord is distinguishing one political party over another. However, He is interested in the affairs of men. He is also perfectly wise in understanding which leadership would provide an environment most suitable for the release of His Kingdom purposes in the earth.

We believe recent national elections were a fulfillment of that portion of the prophecy with a restoration of favor upon the Republican Party and focuses on the coming Justice of God that is to be released in our nation. It is also specifically pointing to a passage in Isaiah that we believe will characterize the coming days.

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; how blessed are all those who long for Him. O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you.

Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He your Teacher will no longer hide himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. (Isa 30:18-21)

Beholding Our Teacher

Although we have seemingly received from the Lord, “bread of privation and water of oppression,” our Teacher is no longer going to hide Himself from us. Furthermore, this passage promises that our eye will behold our Teacher and our ears will hear a word behind us saying “this is the way, walk in it” when we turn to the right or left.

I cannot think of a more profound promise. All across the body of Christ there are many hungry hearts longing to encounter the Lord for themselves. For them, it is not enough to simply hear reports of others who have discovered the Lord in a profound way. It must be an experiential appointment that transforms us and opens the door for a new day.

The justice of God is a rendering of blessings upon the righteous and judgment upon unrighteousness. We have also been bringing a message involving “The Economy of Heaven” and the divine wisdom that is working to unleash in our day an unprecedented deposit of grace that will launch us into the promised end-time ministry.

The “bread of privation and water of oppression” has been for the purpose of grooming a body of people who will become good stewards of the mysteries and power of Heaven and who will not squander their inheritance. Once achieved in the hearts of His faithful servants, this outpouring of His Spirit can be sustained.

Throughout history we have discovered the disheartening brevity of prior expressions of revival and outpouring. The Lord seems to be prophetically indicating that He is desiring to release something that is not short-lived but long-term and sustained through His people who move from Glory to Glory.

When The Towers Fall

I am not certain if the prophet Isaiah foresaw the events of Sept. 11, 2001 but one could certainly surmise that the wording chosen for this passage could accurately reflect this day and the desire of Heaven. In the day that “the towers fall” there is a promised release of divine power and grace that will cause the moon (the Church) to shine with the brightness of the sun and the sun will be illumined with the light of seven days.

On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise He has inflicted. (Isa 30:25-26)

This will be accomplished when the Lord begins to heal the fracture of His people and mend the wound that He has inflicted. During the conference in Albany, OR, Bob Jones was given a profound vision that points to the reality of this passage and much more. We hope to more fully address this visitation in a future article. However, it is important to point out that during this visitation from a Heavenly messenger, specific instructions were given to those yearning to walk in the day that witnessed creative miracles and the restoration of lame lambs and organs.

The Heavenly messenger emphasized this ministry will be demonstrated when unity among brethren becomes reality. This is a much more important issue with the Lord than most recognize. If the Lord can find just a few willing to lay down their lives (plans, agendas and ministries) for their brothers, He will transform cities and regions.

Of course, this is not speaking of a pseudo form of counterfeit unity that will also permeate this generation. Rather, it is one birthed in genuine love and fraternal affection among those bound by this commitment. Clearly, the Lord is not deceived with our false attempts to create something in our own mind or image. One of the things that characterized the ministry of the apostle Paul was his willingness to lay down his life as a living sacrifice for the people with whom and to whom he ministered.

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances; (2 Cor 12:20)

The messenger pointed out that ambition among the brethren opens the door for suspicion and suspicion brings competition and competition breeds division. When suspicion and competition are present, it will motivate leaders to discredit or undermine other leaders they feel threatened by. This kind of spirit cannot exist in the hearts of those whom the Lord desires to release substantial spiritual power and authority. It will actually disqualify some if not properly dealt with and submitted to the grace of God and the work of His Spirit.

We have continued to receive the affirming word that prophetic mandates are being released for cities and regions. The way people like us do ministry will be substantially changed in the coming days. Our emphasis will become centered around a regional message, not simply for one church or another. It will be as it was during the days that the apostle John was caught up to Heaven and received divine messages for the body of believers living in the seven regions of Asia.

A New Format

This newsletter will be the last for 2002 and will mark a notable change in the presentation of our newsletters and also set the stage for a new format to be more fully inaugurated in 2003. In fact, we anticipate, with the Lord’s help, to prepare a printed newsletter early next year that will expound considerably on the subject matters the Lord is having us address. The electronic newsletter will continue but will be an abbreviated form of what we hope to present more fully in the printed form.

Over the last few years we have received multitudes of requests from our readers to begin sharing more insight on prophetic interpretive principles involving types, symbols, and methods of understanding. Without question, there is a great need for this and we hope to begin that process in this issue and the ones to follow.

Specifically, it is our intent to address the principles incorporated in receiving, understanding, and applying spiritual revelation. We have a strong belief that there are no hard and fast definitions that can be applied in every circumstance. However, there are principles and tools of understanding that believers can embrace that assist in this process of pursuing the Lord and the communications He imparts.

A Fireside Chat With Bob Jones

With that in mind, I would like to announce that we will begin in 2003 a monthly series of “Fireside Chats with Bob Jones.” In it, I will ask him many of the questions that we have received from you. Through this forum, I will also give in narrative form the answers that he shares. It will include methods of interpretation for dreams and visions as well as the understanding we have gained for applying certain principles. For instance, many saints are receiving revelations involving the colors of the spectrum. Very often there are specific applications to the colors but there are also other meanings that can be given through the application of these principles.

The initial issues of the newsletter for the next year will be foundational and written from the perspective that we will build upon that foundation through future issues. Again, the printed newsletter, when prepared, will present much more extensively the articles than the one submitted through the electronic medium.

Further, we will also include a section from our friend Barry Stephen Goldfarb who has been embraced as part of our team and carries great understanding in the field of Light, Sound and Color. He has the unique perspective of having immense natural understanding of this field and also a spiritual awareness that gives it application and meaning.

As a body of believers, we are receiving the invitation to experience the very Throne of Heaven. Our call is to “come up here” that He may show us great and mighty things which we presently do not know. It is the invitation of Revelations 4:1. In this place we discover great activity surrounding His Throne involving light, sound, colors and spiritual beings that we believe the Lord desires to give considerable insight into.

With that introduction, we would like to present our first feature article with Barry. This introduction into the world of spiritual and natural light, sound and color will set the course for future articles and insight on this subject. By the help of the Holy Spirit, we hope to bring greater comprehension to this fascinating dimension of God’s reality.

We are living in the generation with the opportunity and admonition to be anointed with the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Christ and the fullness of our inheritance in Him. Our prayer is that these articles will not only provide valuable information but also an anointing of the Spirit that allows us to move deeper into the vastness of God and create greater hunger for Him.

(to my God. Messiah. the Lord Jesus. The Christ)

On An Eternal Light and Sound

by Barry Stephen Goldfarb

Mine is a world in miniature. A world of marvelous intricacy. Monumental simplicity. Extraordinary stillness. For mine is a world where God lives. A world of light and color, sound and energy. A three dimensional – no four – immersive world, that saturates our senses to overwhelming affirmation of a living God.

Perhaps this is a strange way to begin a dialogue about light and color, sound and music. But this is no ordinary subject based purely in the science of facts and figures, nor of art, where poetic license is often given to flights of pure fancy. No. Rather this is an introduction to a study about the nature and character of sound and light, based in the spiritual depths where both knowledge and wisdom live. Where facts alone do not make truth; and where art is more than entertainment, story telling, pretty pictures, words, songs and movies.

To grasp the meaning of sound and light from the perspective in which I am wanting to speak from, we must first recognize that this is a Holy matter. A divine area. Not a casual nuts and bolts mental curiosity, based in this moment of time – but rather, an important insight to prepare us for what God is about to let us experience. An Eternal Light and Sound.

And so, we must understand not merely the nature of light as we have come to recognize it, but the divine nature of light. The divine nature of sound; as the very material substance that God uses as His creative medium. In other words, we can not begin to fully appreciate what God is about to reveal to us ‘through’ light and sound (and their products, color and music), from our present perspective. We need to renew our minds, and our hearts for what is about to take place. We need new information, and a new perspective, in order to even begin to comprehend this Eternal Light and Sound as something both familiar, yet entirely different from anything we’ve ever known before. In a context we’ve never thought in before.

That said, let us begin thinking of music as organized sound, and color as components of light. Although vastly different in many respects, both sound and light are distant relatives of the same family. A family whose members stretch throughout the entire universe. This family, known simply as the electro magnetic spectrum, includes cosmic-rays, gamma rays, X-rays, ultra violet radiation, visible light, infrared radiation, microwaves, and radio waves. I have come to believe that these amazing properties, together with those yet unknown, are the fundamental elements of God’s pallette – from which He creates ‘everything’!

To give you an idea of the vastness of this spectrum’s unlimited potential, let us consider our present world, what we call the modern age. This era really began for us around the time of the second world war, when man began to discover how to tap into the resources hidden within the electro magnetic spectrum. Many wonders which we take for granted today were born out of this period. Radio and television. Radar. The telephone. Electricity. The light bulb. Atomic energy. None of these could exist without the electro magnetic spectrum.

Swing across the last one hundred years and add in everything from the micro chip, to the microwave oven, and we realize that when we began to access the electro magnetic spectrum we became empowered with an ability to do more with less! By tapping into this well of mostly invisible ‘stuff’, the modern age, civilization as we have come to know it, was (is) made possible.

Now consider this…. We are only utilizing a minute fraction of the potential (wealth of resources) lying dormant in this (God’s) amazing palette!

With that as a backdrop, let’s add that when the Lord our God designed us, He gave us five fundamental sensory systems with which to explore the world around us. Sight, scent, taste, touch, and hearing. {“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God prepared for those who love Him.” [1 Cor. 2:9].

So, on the one hand we have limited sensory faculties, and on the other we move through a world of limitless, untapped potential. {“It is the glory of God to to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” [Proverbs 25:2].

With our ears we are able to hear tiny pushes and shoves of molecules of air – the results of vibrations caused when a disturbance (such as a bird chirping, a dog barking, a thunder cloud bursting, a violin playing, etc. etc.) is introduced into otherwise still air.

With our eyes we perceive the shape, size, and color of objects; also their distance, motions, and relationship to one another. Light is the stimulus for the sense of sight – the raw material of vision.

Color is the essence of light. Light the essence of life.

Now, imagine an art form that would be to the eye as music is to the ear. For that matter, imagine an art form that would be to all our sensory faculties as music is to our ears.

I believe that such an art form is possible. But it will be entirely different from anything we have ever known, or imagined. To enable such a form to exist, we would need to tap deeper into the electro magnetic spectrum. We would have to begin to think of sound and light not only as family members within the electro magnetic spectrum, but also as materials – as actual, tangible “substances”. No object. No image. Pure material energy.

Here, you would not only hear the sound of music, you would see it. Not only would you see music, you would be able to taste it – smell it – touch it.

This requires a new vocabulary. I believe God wants to speak to us in a deeper, more intimate, more advanced way than words could ever accomplish. In the past, through certain kinds of (timeless) pieces of music, written over the centuries by composers who were inspired by God, the Lord has hinted to us. Called out to us to come to a greater understanding about His nature. His universe. His heart. His mind. Have you ever been so absorbed in a piece of music that you felt as if you went to another place? I believe that music – that level of music – uses a vocabulary of a different nature – one which is in fact struggling to reach out to us – through the limits of our ear-gate – to show us a place. Not a place made of brick and mortar, nor of physical things. But of Eternal Light and Sound.

As we continue to move forward with our example of this imaginary art form – (made out of the same electro magnetic spectra our God uses to create with) – we recognize that by the very nature of this material, that is, a substance which is three dimensional, that, like music which fills the air, engulfing us in a sea of sound, that suddenly light is doing the same….

Unlike any other art form; be it painting, sculpture, filmmaking, etc; which can be used to tell a story, communicate an idea, depict a feeling….. only music can create a ‘place’. Within the right kind of music, (by right I mean a type of music not created by man, but by God through man, in the same way He speaks to us through His prophets over the centuries), a place is made manifest. This place lives in a fourth dimension; that of time. It communicates that place in time. It is always brand new. It not only lives in time. It shapes time – using molecules of air to sculpt with.

….. but….. if we could see it! If we could touch it – taste it – smell it – enter into it, or, as we do when looking out at the night sky – observe it, from our own perspective in space…. we would experience an art form that is more than a story telling medium. More than the ‘effects’ of light onto pigment, (earth). More than an idea frozen in stone, or an emotional word picture begotten through the written word – we would be transported to a place.

Hence, it is here, from this rarified, marvelous, wonderful perspective, that our journey into understanding, not the nature, but the Super-Nature, of light and sound, in its eternal, material, substantial context can be explored…. for such a time as this!

For now we know in part, and prophesy in part. But, when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly. But the, face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, also as I am known. [1 Corinthians 13: 9-12]

In our next session we will begin to explore a new vocabulary. We will develop a spectrum understanding about color, and begin heading toward a new way of thinking.

Meeting in Texas

Our last meeting this year will be in Lampasas, TX at New Covenant Church with Bobby Conner and Shawn Bolz. It is December 13-15, 2002. Information can be obtained at New Covenant Church, Lampasas, TX…512-556-6131.

Riches blessings of Grace and Peace,

Paul Keith & Wanda