December 2003

Greetings friends,

We trust this season of the year is providing hope and expectation for the dawning of a new day and a fresh dimension of kingdom reality. We have been receiving the affirmation from the Lord that the days ending this year and beginning the next are quite significant spiritually. We, along with Bob Jones and others, have been receiving insights from the Lord that the days surrounding Hanukkah will be impacting.

A fresh dimension of the Lord’s strategy and plan for the next season is imminently before us. There are mysteries and secrets of the kingdom being apprehended through overcoming saints who are gaining glimpses of the Throne and the kingdom realm.

Shawn has a new book coming out early 2004 entitled “Throne Room Company.” In it he shares a divine visitation given to him of the Lord upon His Throne. Shawn records key strategies and impartations for this day released to him in the experience. We believe it will be of great encouragement and enlightenment. The book is quite timely in its application.

We are also hearing the Lord affirm that mid January will be a season of particular spiritual download. Traditionally, the Lord has chosen the dates around January 16 to speak to us concerning the commissioning for the next year. We would encourage our readers to also position themselves before the Lord in a special way. Naturally, we want to hear from the Lord perpetually. However, He does choose certain seasons to speak in more pronounced ways. That is our hope and expectation for the coming days.

Richest blessings of peace and grace,

Paul Keith and Wanda
www.WhiteDoveMinistries.org

Stewards of Heavenly Mysteries (Part I)

By Paul Keith Davis

One of the great encouragements for this day in which we are living is the biblical promise related to the unfolding and demonstration of the Kingdom dimension of God and His Kingly authority. There are candid and profound prophetic promises identified in the blueprint and strategy of Heaven foreseen by the prophets and foretold in the Scriptures. Many generations of prophets and seers employed their revelatory gifting to forecast a day identified with the “promise” of God being fully manifested through a body of consecrated people.

Throughout the church ages, there have been admonitions and promises given to those who overcome the spiritual adversity of their day to be sealed into the Kingdom and rewarded with significant spiritual blessings. “To those who overcome” is a noteworthy identification directing the destiny of a body of people who are victorious in the struggle with our adversary who often counterfeits the genuine expression of God.

Therefore, this incredibly important issue of “overcoming” is not as obvious as one may think. There is a way that seems right unto man but the end thereof is destruction. The Lord clearly warned in Matthew 24 that a form of religion would emerge that was so close to the authentic that it would deceive the very elect, if it were possible. It stems from a subtle form of deception that is linked to the fifth “I will” of Satan and his misguided desire to be “like the most high.” (See Isaiah 14) This is his attempt to emulate as closely as possible through zealous religious activity and natural beauty, a form of religion that relates his wayward aspiration to steal the very life of God promised to His people.

Historically, this has been the case in each expression of revival and spiritual outpouring throughout the church ages. However, a day has now arrived in which the rewards of the “overcomers” will be delegated and experientially apprehended by those who are victorious in this struggle and clearly recognize the misleading attempt of the enemy to steal the birthright of God’s people.

One thing that has always been of particular significance to me personally is the promise made to the “overcomers” of the Pergamum church.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give {some} of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. Revelations 2:17…

There is something intriguing and inviting about receiving a new name and partaking of hidden secrets. They are only hidden from the wise and prudent but freely revealed to the friends of the Lord as He promised in John 15:15.

Each time a new name was given in the Scriptures to God’s people, it always represented a change of their character and an impartation of Heavenly virtue for a specific task. Likewise, “hidden manna” is set apart and reserved to spiritually nourish a body of people who are willing to access this privilege.

Qualifying as an Overcomer

One of the great revelations to emerge in this generation is the qualification to be identified as an “overcomer.” There is a message of truth that has been delegated to each of the Church ages since the Day of Pentecost. It has been the Bread of Life for that generation coming from the Spirit of Truth to be embraced and experientially apprehended.

During the days of Martin Luther the manna for that generation was the message of justification by faith. This was fresh and unprecedented truth to the masses because of the religious structure of the day mandating association with an institution rather than the Savior.

Following that generation there emerged the message of sanctification coming from John Wesley, George Whitfield and many others of that day. It was another Heavenly release of manna in the progressive restoration of the spiritual birthright of the Church. With the turn of the 20th century there came the restoration of the “Charismata” with the gifts of the Spirit, speaking in tongues and the experience of the infilling.

There has been the Bread of Life given to each generation with an incentive or reward to those who overcome the religious structures of the day to embrace that message. We discover these incentives in the seven letters to the churches of Asia written by the Apostle John in his heavenly experience. Those seven letters also depict a clear spiritual appreciation of the past 2000 years of church history with the applicable corrections, encouragements and admonitions.

Manifesting Kingdom Reality

We are presently living in the transition from the Laodicean Church age into the manifestation of Kingdom reality. There is a tremendous display of Truth coming as manna for this day to transform and prepare a body of people to fully engage the Kingdom realm of Heaven and manifest that reality in the earth.

Even during the dark ages when the written Word was inaccessible to the masses, the Living Word manifested Himself to those who were genuinely seeking Him from a pure heart with right motives. Many historical accounts are recorded to validate this reality.

The apostle Paul was granted a great privilege to be a messenger in his day to present the Bread of Life to his generation. As a reward for that place of leadership and sacrifice, he is given the honor of presenting the “overcomers” of his day to the Lord as a chaste virgin.

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. 2 Corinthians 11:2

That same privilege is given to the messengers of each generation charged with the commission and mandate to present the manna of the day to the people of God. It will be the distinguished honor of God’s anointed governmental leaders to prepare and present a body of people as chaste virgins to the Lord to whom He is espoused.

There are messengers sent to each age with a divine mandate and deposit of Truth that is like a fire locked up in their bones that must be expressed and demonstrated. These are the stars in the hand of the Lord to present the revelation of Heaven to the Church. This present day has been identified with the promise of an unprecedented release of Heavenly manna through many messengers to groom a people to bear the likeness and nature of Christ. It will be a multiplication of the “light” given throughout the seven church ages. According to the prophecy of Isaiah,

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. Isaiah 30:26

The loyalty of Eleazar, the servant of Abraham, will typify these messengers of God. Eleazar was sent with a message and with gifts to secure a chaste virgin for Isaac, the one who was to be heir of the promise. This future bride could not be just an ordinary woman…she had to be of the same heritage and lineage as Isaac to become bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. This is the perfect typical scenario to be executed in this day as well. There are “Eleazars” emerging to be the loyal and faithful servants who are trustworthy stewards of the mysteries and power of God to secure a radiant and passionate bride for the Lord.

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Fireside Chat With Bob Jones

By Paul Keith Davis

A few days ago, Bob was given a unique vision that displayed a portion of the enemy strategies to entice and lure young people away from the destiny prepared for them. This is a different day than any prior generation. There has been a supernatural impartation released from heaven into a body of people who hunger for the reality of Christ. No imitation or substitute will suffice.

Only the Lord Jesus revealing Himself in every expression we find depicted in the Bible will satisfy this hungry company. It is something of an “all are nothing” mentality. If they cannot discover the real in Church then the enemy will provide enticements outside of the Church with false hope and counterfeit spirituality.

In his vision, Bob was shown a Church and its surrounding grounds. This Church was called to bring the revelation of Jesus to their area. However, on the grounds a carnival or fair had been erected. On the surface, the carnival seemed harmless enough with various activities and amusement rides. However, below the surface all manner of evil lurked. It was a demonic enticement to distract and entrap young people into a false spiritual atmosphere. It seemed to incorporate things that young people desired. In reality, it brought death and darkness in lieu of life.

In the spirit, prophetic eyes were allowed to see that hidden pentagrams and other demonic symbolism were employed to release the spirit of apathy and lethargy. Likewise, the enemy hoped to steal from the people devotion to Christ and introduce carnality veiled as spirituality in its place. It was actually a play on words. The “carnival” was a trap to release greater measures of “carnality” in the Church.

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. Romans 8:6-7

This was being exposed so that we could counter the assault through prayer and intercession. Bringing the adversary out of darkness into light is the first step in victory. Satan had carefully orchestrated the carnival so that it appeared innocent enough with veiled spiritual activities. However, at the heart it was the thief.

The vision was emphasizing a warning against allowing carnality to flourish in the Church. This was represented by a carnival atmosphere that is often allowed. The Scripture warns that jealousies, envying and divisions were the signs and fruit of carnality. They are the attributes of being unspiritual and under the administration of fleshly impulses. The apostle Paul stated,

for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 1 Corinthians 3:3

When Bob first shared this vision in a local Church, there was an individual present who knew of a radio program entitled “Carnival.” The program employed as an emblem for its sponsorship the pentagram. This seemed to be an affirmation and timeliness of this message.

The essence of the message is an admonition to carefully pursue and embrace only the spiritual life we see depicted in the Scriptures. Specifically, we are called to live and experience the Apostolic Church revealed in the book of Acts. That is the spiritual atmosphere that is to be realized in this day. It is the only impartation of life that will satisfy the hunger and thirst of a needy generation.

Our quest is the infilling of the Holy Spirit that was made real to the early Apostles and available to us in this day. According to the Scripture,

you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. Acts 1:8

That is Church administration as God intended it. Any other activities, programs and worldly enticements would only be an empty substitute. The people want the reality of Christ, especially the young.

The Tabernacle Must be Restored

By Shawn Bolz

This month I want to share a dream that is hard to relate if you did not have it yourself. However, I believe the sharing of it will help some people who are pioneering this next move of intercession and worship.

I had a parabolic dream about America. I believe the voice of the Lord in this hour is calling His people to awaken and arise. In the dream I saw a man lying all the way across America face down. He looked like a dead body. I realized as I watched in the dream that the symbolism was presenting a grey skinned evil spirit who was still growing and being formed.

The Demonic Form was Made of Individual Humans

The demonic spirit was being fashioned out of clay. As I looked deeper into the clay I realized it was clay vessels (human beings) that had found agreement in their hearts with the enemy and his plans. They were helping to form and empower this great demonic power in our nation.

It was like masses of flesh were shifting around to form parts of his body. I saw where each part of this evil spirits form touched places in America. He had one foot in central California; one leg was bent but passed all the way through Arizona with the foot resting in Los Angeles. His pelvis was in Colorado. His belly was Missouri, and his right hand was in Texas. His left hand was stretched up towards his head and was in the north east. His head was in Washington D.C. completely faced down.

Both God and the devil Desire the Last Days

A voice came to me in the dream saying “This is an end time principality that the enemy is trying to empower and give form in your generation. Just like Jesus wants agreement with His bride on earth to accelerate the coming of the day of the Lord, the enemy also wants to accelerate the end times by bringing false agreement to hearts over his plans.”

I had never thought about this principle. I always thought that the enemy wanted to delay the last days because it means his end; but he is truly trying to accelerate us into them to destroy anything that is precious to God.

The voice continued. “His strategy is to launch us into end time destruction that will try and preempt the plans of God and damn the many souls that Jesus is claiming as His own.”

During this time I could see underneath the demonic spirit and the places in America that he touched. I saw the same locations and cities I had seen his body parts covering. I was able to discern in those places, Christians restoring the tabernacle prayer and worship theme discovered in the Bible. This reality was creating a fire that was harming the clay substance the enemy was trying to use to form this demonic power. Pure worship and intercession of God’s people was melting through the clay. As worship increased the authority to destroy the enemies plan over America likewise increased.

As I awoke out of this vivid dream I heard the voice of an angel crying out “The Lord rebuke you Satan!” The authority of the decree sent chills down my spine. I could see an image of the devils face being angered into a fit of rage for being rebuked this way.

The Tabernacle Must be Restored

I believe something profound is happening in this generation. If we do not walk in a full restoration of the tabernacle worship and prayer movement, then we will see the enemy awaken a demonic power in our nation that will bring about disasters and create great harm to America.

If faithful saints arise in prayer and worship, however, we will see God restore more authority within Christians and in many secular roles… including the political arena.