December 2005

Paul Keith & Wanda Davis, Shawn Bolz, & Bob Jones

Greetings friends,

Wanda and I would like to extend a corporate word of thanks for the many expressions of kindness we have received concerning my father’s death. Your prayers have been felt and appreciated!

For those who are not familiar with the details, my dad passed away on November 21st at the age of 68. I had spent the week before traveling to Singapore recording 26 half-hour television broadcasts that will begin airing December 25th through Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj’s ministry. Our programs, along with Sadhu’ and Neville Johnson’s, can be accessed by streaming video on his web-site, .

I learned a great spiritual lesson about heeding God’s still small voice through this experience. It took me approximately 34 hours to make the trip home from Singapore, arriving at 6: 30 a.m. on Monday morning the 21st. Shortly after arriving, I discovered that my mom and dad were traveling down from Mississippi and wanted to have dinner with us.

My initial reaction was to postpone dinner one day until Tuesday evening since I had been up over 40 hours. However, the Holy Spirit’s very gentle and soft voice spoke to both Wanda and I by stressing the importance of spending this time with family, even if it was a sacrifice. We had not seen them in almost three months.

How true that proved to be. Tuesday would have been one day too late. For much of my adult life, my dad had a difficult time understanding many of the decisions I made in life at the Holy Spirit’s direction. He didn’t comprehend lifestyle changes that he saw nor leaving a flourishing business to step into a ministry role. He did not receive the Lord until very late in his life. This last night we had together was a blessing from the Lord.

Wanda prepared a lovely southern dinner. That was what my dad loved the most. Our dinner and fellowship was very special. Extraordinary, in fact! He and I sat on the couch and watched Monday Night Football like we did when I was young.

Around 9 p.m. he felt fatigued and retired to their condo across the street. Within the hour I received a phone call to come quickly that he was having a heart attack. When I arrived I immediately recognized that he was gone, but I performed CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to no avail.

My Dad never saw me preach on earth, but he has a good seat now. I’m thankful to the Lord for that last evening. Even so, I can think of many things I would have said had I known it would be our last.

I would like to offer a word of encouragement to each of our friends to make extraordinary efforts with family and loved ones. This is one of the most unique seasons in human history. We never know when it will be our last time together. This is the chance to put aside petty differences and minor offenses that threaten the unity of our families and close relationships.

Ours is the ministry of reconciliation and harmony! Many of you who have been misunderstood by family and friends in your Christian walk can now find avenues for healing. Grace will be extended in profound ways over the next weeks, months and even years for this purpose. Let us embrace it!

Warmest blessings of grace and favor during this holiday season,

Paul Keith & Wanda Davis

What Does All This Mean?
by Paul Keith Davis

There is one question we are asked most often in our ministry, “what does all this mean.” That is a good and valid question! We cannot afford to be blind to the signs of the times.

There are events transpiring of biblical proportions throughout the earth. Storms, earthquakes, celestial phenomena, political and natural upheaval, and personal losses all point to this mysterious season we presently live in.

Bob Jones recently told me that in his 40 years as a Christian, he had never seen so many good Christians going through so much. Clearly, there is a purpose behind all that we see taking place on a daily basis.

Something of great spiritual significance stands at the door. Our wisest counsel is to understand these times and position ourselves to cooperate with God in its release. Never before has there been greater need for God’s grace and favor essential to launch us into this generation’s destiny.

The Capstone Generation

The Bible declares that when the “capstone generation” emerges, it will be with shouts of “grace, grace.” (Zechariah 4:7) We are given the most profound promises of any age, yet we are incapable of achieving them in our own strength. That has been clearly demonstrated in recent days.

Throughout the Western church there are pockets of anointing and favor that some individuals and ministries are enjoying. Even so, on the whole, the church has been in a heightened season of refinement and grooming. We have written on this subject often over the past years.

In fact, many may even feel it is somewhat like the oppression and bondage experienced by God’s people in the land of Egypt. Nevertheless, it was with a mighty hand that God delivered His people of Egyptian slavery. Never before had such displays of grace and power been exemplified! That is our hope for this day as well. We need an unprecedented demonstration of God’s grace. More than that, we must contend for it.

Signs of the Season

Great-grace is about to be released from God’s Throne to liberate and empower His people. The natural winds that we have experienced are a prophetic forecast of the coming of this spiritual provision. The winds of God are also identified as the four spirits of God who stand before His Throne.

The last week of November I had a revelatory experience in which the Lord highlighted Zechariah 6:5 along with Hebrews 6:5.

The angel replied to me, “These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth — Zechariah 6:5

and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come — Hebrews 6:5

The Lord stressed to me that these two Scriptures are spiritually linked and identify what is eminently ahead. The four spirits of heaven will facilitate the preparation of an overcoming body of saints who will taste the good word of God and the powers of the kingdom age. In modern church history, only isolated few have touched this realm in God, but those who did changed their generation.

Natural winds have been blowing to indicate that the four winds of the Spirit are poised for release. The word used for “spirit” in Zechariah 6:5 is the Hebrew word ruwach, which means “wind or breath of God.”

The four living creatures that surround God’s throne are directly linked with the four winds prophesied through Zechariah and Ezekiel. Each of these living creatures provides symbolic language to identify God’s attributes released to His people to empower them.

Heavenly Endowments

The spiritual attributes indicated by the lion, ox, man and flying eagle are being imparted to those who “overcome.” Following is a brief synopsis of their application:

1. The lion— an emblem of victory, authority and supremacy; symbol of kingship, royalty and courage. The empowerment from God exemplified during the early apostolic age to gain great spiritual victories and sow the seed of God’s kingdom on the earth.

2. The ox— an emblem of sacrifice; a beast of burden. This was the spiritual impartation granted to believers who lived during the dark ages. It empowered them to give themselves sacrificially. History records multiplied millions who were martyred during this age. It is written that many of these saints met their demise while singing hymns and rejoicing. They had a supernatural grace that enabled them to meet their destiny.

3. The man— this is the spirit of the reformers. Men and women were anointed with incredible wisdom and natural knowledge to re-establish the foundations of the faith lost during the dark ages. Christians were denied access to the Bible for many centuries. Martin Luther was the first to translate the Bible into the language of the common man and mass produce it. Many others followed in the great reformation leading up to 20th-century.

4. The flying eagle— this is the spirit predominantly released in the present age. It is epitomized in Ephesians 1:17-18. The spirit of wisdom and revelation granted to God’s people to access the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ. It is the unfolding of the mysteries of God’s kingdom manifested in a body of overcoming Christians. It is God’s grace to live in the revelatory realm of Heaven.

Cultivate Humility

Great-grace exceeds “common grace” and God has promised to give this favor to the humble. (1 Peter 5:5) Much of this season has been intended to cultivate humility in a body of people. These will be God’s champions to whom notable mantels of revelation and power will be entrusted during the coming days.

The Lord is looking for the humble and contrite. As the prophet Isaiah recorded,
Thus says the LORD, “Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for me? And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD. “But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word — Isaiah 66:1-2

The ones who are lowly and tremble at God’s Word will begin to experience divine intervention from Heaven’s host who are uniquely prepared for this specific hour in human history. It will literally be the fulfillment of Hebrews 1: 7. God’s ministers will be ignited as a flame of fire, and fueled by angels who are winds.

Wholly Submitted

Part of the understanding we must embrace during this season of hardship is the need for our soul to be fully submitted to God. That is the example the Lord Jesus Himself provided. Only in that place of submission can we carry God’s tremendous virtue needed for the harvest of the ages.

Kathryn Kuhlman was a forerunner who experienced this place in God. In her meetings she often reiterated the wonderful experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit and experiencing His gifts. Then she would go deeper and ask, “But do you know the experience of having yielded your will to the will of the Father.”

She identified the “secret place” in God and how it is accessed. It is through complete surrender. That is the ultimate example of spiritual humility.

To abandon our soul before God simply means to denounce, forsake, surrender, and relinquish our own thoughts and will to that of the Father. His thoughts and ways are much higher than our own. That does not mean that we eliminate our mind, but allow it to be transformed and renewed by the Spirit. To those who have found this place, great-grace will be granted to experience Heaven’s winds.

The Windows of Heaven

The windows of Heaven are being opened during this next season through which God’s winds will blow. They will be the winds of:

1. Grace
2. Mercy
3. Deliverance
4. Wisdom

North Wind— Grace

The winds of grace will open spiritual windows and doors granting access to the imperative spiritual provision needed in the harvest. It is God’s grace and favor that will make us the beneficiaries of our spiritual inheritance and participants in God’s end-time plan. (Ephesians 3:3-4)

It was God’s grace that launched the apostle Paul into his great apostolic ministry. It was his duty to initiate the revelation of the mysteries of God’s Kingdom. Our responsibility is to continue that model in the same fashion as Paul. This comes by a revelation of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:12)

The treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden in Christ are poised for release in this age. Apostolic leaders in the order of Paul, who emulate his intimate walk with Christ, will emerge with power and revelatory clarity.

East Wind— Mercy

The East wind unleashes God’s mercy. This results in the release of the Lord’s compassion to cleanse and sanctify His people from the filth and corruption of this world. This wind will provide mercy to deliver us from our defilement. The revelation and application of the written Word imparts His spiritual DNA to rescue us from our carnal DNA. (1 Corinthians 15:42-49) We are to bear the image of our Heavenly Adam.

God’s long-suffering and indulgence with us is generally understood to be an act of kindness or compassion born of love and directly related to the state or condition of the one to whom mercy is granted. The state of the one receiving mercy is generally depicted as one suffering and in great need. We are a needy people; God’s great-grace is our only antidote.

According to Matthew 5, mercy is also granted to those who have sown forgiveness. There is a divine economy and exchange that transpires producing amplified dividends for those involved.

For I will be merciful to their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more. When He said, “A new covenant ” He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear. (Hebrews 8:12 13) (emphasis mine)

It is an incredible demonstration of mercy to be pardoned and cleansed of our unrighteous acts and nature. It is here demonstrated how superior our new covenant is over the old. How much more are our opportunities to display the revelation of His Kingdom, especially in this hour with the announcement of extraordinary mercy! Our iniquity is not only pardoned but also erased to be remembered no longer. That is good news.

South Wind— Deliverance

The South wind is the release of a deliverance wind. This deposit of His grace will set free those held in prison and captivity by this world’s oppressions and snares. The enemy has imprisoned the body of Christ, but now the Lord determines to bring deliverance. Many are captured by fear, lust, jealousy, anger, and no doubt many other tormenting adversaries.

The unveiling of this wind will bring liberty and freedom to those willing to abandon their soul and yield their will to the will of the Father.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord — Luke 4:18-19

The South wind is the spirit of deliverance generated to mark a people prepared to inherit the promises. Throughout the Scriptures, the term “deliverance” is most often associated with the concept of “drawing out” and “setting apart.”

It is to rescue, recover, and cause God’s people to escape enemy oppressions who embrace the freedom to worship God in Spirit and Truth.

Once delivered from the “net of the fowler,” we are free to soar in the heavens to receive additional wisdom and revelation essential for our maturity and growth. It can also be associated with the concept of childbirth. To give new life to something that has been germinating in the spiritual womb of a body of people; unveiling kingdom purposes in the earth.

West Wind— Wisdom

The fourth wind freely un-harnessed is the west wind. This is the revelatory anointing that unveils God’s heavenly wisdom. It represents God’s counsel to release to us His plans, purposes and strategy to accomplish His mandates for this exceptional time in human history.

Ephesians 1:17-18 emphasizes the right of every believer to be anointed with the spirit of wisdom and revelation. This form of wisdom is not merely the ability to mentally analyze a situation and make a good response. Rather, it is a spiritual endowment that allows a believer to go deep into God to perceive and understand His heart and the fullness of our redemptive rights.

Not only do we have the liberty to understand these mysteries but also the accompanying spirit of revelation that gives illumination and comprehension of their reality.

The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. — Ephesians 1:17-19

The spirit of wisdom is more clearly defined as a supernatural impartation of the Holy Spirit granting the ability to see and recognize the Lord Jesus with a spiritual knowledge and comprehension of His mysteries, plans and purposes.

This heritage will reveal God’s manifold and unsearchable secrets hidden in Christ. It relates to a deeper intimacy and awareness into the things of God and intimates a personal close encounter with the Lord.

The accompanying spirit of revelation grants a comprehension of God’s mysteries and attributes. It involves an understanding and perception with our soul of these things revealed in the Spirit. It grants the ability to not only know the things of God but also the practical application of them in the earth and in our lives.

The Apostle Paul was anointed and flowed in this gift. This same spirit is essential for us in this generation to know the concealed secrets reserved for the last days and share in the hidden manna set aside for the end-time perfecting of the Bride. (Daniel 12:4)

When we read these words in the Bible, our intellectual minds detect that there are great promises that have been provided. Even so, when anointed with the spirit of wisdom and revelation, we obtain an experiential comprehension of our redemptive birthright. It becomes living truth being given expression through consecrated vessels.

As the Scriptures point out,

Eye has not seen, ear has not heard nor has it entered into the heart of man all the great blessings the Lord has provided for us —1 Corinthians 2:9

Nevertheless, to a called and set-apart people, it has been granted to know the mysteries of God’s kingdom. The spirit of wisdom and understanding provides the articulation and comprehension of His “glorious inheritance in the saints.” This will be giving spiritual language to God’s spiritual thoughts.

The promise of Jeremiah 33:3 is a “now” word to be apprehended. As we call upon God, the spirits of wisdom and revelation releases insight to us we previously did not know. This is a tremendous responsibility requiring Godly character.

The revelatory light of this promise is so bright that it will demand God’s great-grace to appropriate these truths and remain in that place with longevity. Few people presently possess the purity of character needed to access this “wind” in its fullness. Nevertheless, the Bible predicts and promises that,

Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase – Daniel 12:3-4

The Lord is promising, through His divine grace, to prepare a body of people who will inherit these promises and begin to access the spiritual provisions portrayed in the spiritual winds here illustrated. Revelations 4:1 admonishes us to heed His voice as He beckons us to come up higher through the door standing open in Heaven that grants access to Him and the unveiling of His Kingdom.

Fireside Chat with Bob Jones

One of the warnings given to Bob through a recent revelation has to do with the biblical balance of looking to our glorious future while also trusting God for the restoration of things lost in our past. Both are part of God’s blueprint and promise; but like all spiritual principles, they must be kept in proper balance.

We are presently living in a day of restoration. The thief has set out to plunder, kill, and destroy God’s people. Many seasoned Christians have been through extended battles with the adversary who has devoured finances, joy, spiritual provision and many of our promised blessings.

Even so, the Bible also affirms that the Lord will restore all that has been devoured by our adversary. (Joel 2:25) The fulfillment of that pledge is presently taking place and will escalate. Grace is being extended to plunder the enemy’s camp. Nevertheless, in our pursuit to apprehend direct restoration of our inheritance, we also cannot afford to be caught in the trap of looking too intensely at the past.

Our greatest destiny and spiritual heritage is still ahead. Therefore, our counsel is to release to the Lord the issues of our past and trust Him to bring forward the restoration of our lost inheritance while at the same time focusing ardently on the glorious future promised to His people.

Matthew 13 declares that every scribe instructed in the ways of God’s Kingdom, brings forth from his treasure both things old and new. That same principle applies to the appropriation of our inheritance. It will be the mingling of those things restored as well as the unprecedented release of Heaven’s fresh manna.

There are great secrets of God waiting for us in the future.(Daniel 12:4) We cannot be unduly focused on the past, but faithfully trusting God and His promise to restore, in amplified ways, our lost heritage.

Our Call to Prayer

On November 23, 2005, Bob was also given Isaiah 56:7 as a scriptural emphasis for this season.

Even those I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples

In the experience, he was specifically told that the numerical order of this Scripture also highlighted an emphasis for a three year season. The 5, 6, and 7 represented the years 2005, 2006 and 2007. Already we have written of the important nature of extraordinary prayer and learning the art of waiting on God during this interim period.

God’s house, His people, are to become houses of prayer. It will be through consecrated prayer that the full revelation of God’s kingdom will be birthed. The remainder of 2005 along with the next two years will be focused on our call to consecrated prayer and revelatory intercession.

We have written on this in further detail in the 2006 Shepherd’s Rod. We are to primarily recognize this calling and devote ourselves to it. The standard Christian life is to be a one devoted to prayer and waiting on God, however this word is a call to extraordinary prayer to launch us into the next phase of God’s plan. Many people are committing several hours a day to petitioning God’s Throne to birth the revelation of His kingdom in this last age. That trend will continue.

The Zeal of the Lord Is Being Released Just as in the First Christmas Season
Shawn Bolz

For a child has been born–for us! The gift of a son–for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be : Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings. He’ll rule from the historic David throne over that promised kingdom. He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing and keep it going With fair dealing and right living, beginning now and lasting always. The zeal of GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies will do all this —— Isaiah 9:6-7 (The Message Translation)

Think about what a beautiful plan the Father had when Mary became pregnant with the Son of God. Jesus had many reasons for following the Father’s plan, namely over six billion souls in our generation, not to mention every human who has been born since His resurrection and beyond!

The conception of Jesus is one of the most beautiful miraculous acts ever to be performed because it represented God’s commitment to restore us into full union with Himself. In the very first Christmas season Heaven’s purposes were finally fully manifested upon the earth. This was (as Paul Keith calls it) a fullness of time juncture in the history of the earth.

Again we are entering into this type of fullness of time juncture where God installs a very tangible part of Christ’s nature to influence the whole earth; not just a revival in a small region but a complete world wide maturing of Kingdom activity upon the earth. Things are going to accelerate!

I have been preaching and prophesying for many years now that there will be an increase of Heavenly visitation because God wants to raise up a Throne-room Company to provoke the world to desire the very beauty of the throne room. I believe that the next installment of the nature of Christ that God is enticing the whole world to have to do with the release of supernatural revelation through healing, signs and wonders, prophetic ministry, and glory.

I believe that we are headed for an outpouring of God’s glory. I remember Bob Jones very words that he would live to see the glory poured out on a generation again. I am both excited that he is alive with us still and is looking forward to many more years but at the same time that his promise from the Lord has a very real manifested time frame that is in our near future.

What if the prophets of the Lord are again told to declare a message similar to Isaiah 9 but upon our generation? I believe we are entering into a time that the Lord Himself has great zeal for. I believe His zeal is being released on the earth to accomplish His purposes.

God wants to Release a Christmas Present to You

I pray during this Christmas season for those who are weary and those who are not, that we would be consumed with the Zeal that flows through the very heart of God for His purposes! I pray that you would have Christmas presents again in the nature of the first Christmas presents, which was Jesus Himself….I pray that you will have a visitation of Jesus!

The Minister of Finance Book

What if the Holy Spirit of Heaven begins to move in such a way on individuals around the world who have a calling not just to advance the church, but to influence the very direction that all of society goes. What if the virtue of the Amazing Counselor, the strength of God, the Prince of Wholeness shows up on the scene in the midst of our present condition?

I wanted to share about my new book project that was just released: Keys to Heavens Economy, an Angelic Visitation from Heavens Minister of Finance. I had a series of visitations and encounters that I have written down that I believe will bring a balanced perspective on the outpouring of resources and the destinies into every career and occupation known to man. I believe this book is a visitation for business people, politicians, educators, artists, entertainers, and those who feel the call of God in was previously considered secular occupations.

I want to encourage you to read this book; it will add to the riches of Christ that you are already taking hold of! Thank you for those who read it for the awesome feedback we are receiving and if you have read it please drop me a line at our office email so that we can hear the testimonies of His heart birthed from this project!

Merry Christmas— may the meaning of the season permeate your households as you enter into a greater revelation of Christ! Much Love

Shawn Bolz
office@ @iburn.org