Paul Keith & Wanda Davis, Shawn Bolz, & Bob Jones
The spiritual attributes that will characterize this year have already begun to surface with precision and clarity. The year 2004 and beyond will be known as a season of strategic spiritual battles and advancement. These confrontations will take place in virtually every arena. Four of these areas are as follows:
1. There will be spiritual warriors emerging to take ground in the realm of the Spirit as it relates to the Church and her heritage. Genuine governmental leadership will begin to function to provide a cleansing light to the church that separates the clean from the unclean and the precious from the common.
2. We must also engage the enemy in the political arena as we face one of the most critical political elections in recent memory. The effectual fervent prayers of the righteous will make the difference.
3. Furthermore, the church will be strategically mobilized in the war on terrorism as this continues to be first and foremost a spiritual battle that influences the natural realm.
4. Most importantly, our diligent focus must be continually directed to the birthing of Kingdom mandates in the earth. We are poised to enter a season in church history that promises as much far-reaching impact as the stand taken by the early reformers of the 16th century.
Increased authority will be delegated throughout the ranks of the church that must be implemented to confront the escalation in the realms of darkness positioned for this inevitable confrontation.
Over the years Bob Jones has been shown through revelatory encounters that demonic powers have protected and kept alive a few tyrannical leaders through supernatural powers of darkness. One such example was Idi Amin. That is also true of Yasser Arafat and Osama bin Laden. However, there has been a crack in the wall surrounding these men.
As was widely publicized in the secular media, Idi Amin passed away in recent months. His death was given in a prophetic revelation many years ago as a watershed measure in demonic activity. The prophecy stipulated that his passing would mark the time in which the forces of darkness surrounding diabolical leaders and strategies of corruption will begin to erode
Bob was also recently shown that the demonic covering surrounding Osama bin Laden has been weakened. It is now possible for the saints to arise in prayer and intercession to overcome these fortresses and facilitate either his capture or the undermining of his terrorist network. This present time is a strategic moment to launch intercession that could sway some of his protective relationships to betray his location or other vital intelligence information. Those who have been given the spiritual burden in this arena are encouraged to make prophetic proclamations in this regard.
Furthermore, a positive response involving Osama bin Laden would provide a much-needed boost to our president. This election, as everyone no doubt realizes, is of vital importance. Once again the Church finds herself in a pivotal position to help direct the outcome both with natural support and more importantly through prayer. Prepare for battle!
Blessings of grace & favor,
Paul Keith & Wanda and the WhiteDove Team
Access to the Heavenly Armory
By Paul Keith Davis
The revelations that we have been receiving over the last few weeks directly related to a extraordinarily vivid vision given to Bob last week. For that reason I have chosen to consolidate my article along with the “Fireside Chat with Bob Jones” section for this newsletter. We trust it is insightful and encouraging.
On the morning of February 17, Bob was given a vision in which he saw a spiritual armory being opened to the Church with an escalation in the release of spiritual provision for this notable hour. There is a present call to enter into our priestly ministry of Revelations 3:20 which allows us to be endowed with the virtue of one who overcomes. Those who experience heaven in this manner and share in the Lord’s victory will hear the invitation to “come up here” through the open door of
From this place of Heavenly perspective, many things will be revealed. One such place of spiritual provision that is of vital importance for us to fulfill our Heavenly mandate for the harvest age is, the Heavenly armory. This storehouse contains weapons of our warfare and the spiritual provision needed for the divine encounters to come.
The LORD has opened His armory and has brought forth the weapons of His indignation, for it is a work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the
Chaldeans. Jeremiah 50:25
The “storehouse” of Heaven to which we are now given greater access is a prophetic portrayal of the divinely powerful weapons that have been provided for us through the sufferings of Christ and more importantly His resurrection. It is resurrection life that He desires to delegate. In this spiritual armory are mantles of spiritual authority and power as well as great ministries of healing and creative miracles that will result in restored limbs and organs.
Our calling is to make a fortified stand and determine to carry prominent spiritual endowments as trustworthy stewards. When the Apostolic leaders of the early church encountered God in their upper room experience, they emerged in an extreme offensive posture that displaced ancient enemies of God in strategic regions.
In the revelatory experience, when God’s leadership made the decision to stand, they saw themselves confronted with a powerful spirit of divination that had been releasing much confusion and false prophetic proclamations in and through the Church. Surprisingly, with the fortitude that now emanated from this army, the victory was swift and sure in the battles assigned to us by the Holy Spirit.
When this army made the decision to take their stand it wasn’t even necessary for them to advance. It was as if they were standing in the gap and the enemy had to pass through them to get to the Church. Fortunately, because of the spiritually provided weapons, the enemy was unsuccessful in going around, over or through this anointed leadership. This is the call being placed upon God’s governmental design to confront spiritual influences that have plagued the body of Christ.
The now militant troops were not satisfied to simply severe the head from this spirit; (see Psalm 74:14) they insisted upon total annihilation and dismemberment of this enemy that had cultivated jealousy, envy and selfish ambition at every opportunity. This is a symbolic portrayal of the overcoming victory that is being released to those that have been prepared as spiritual warriors. Many of the adversaries that have kept the Church from taking spiritual ground will now be dealt with so that a first-fruits harvest can begin to be facilitated.
Defending Our Lentil Fields
The Lord is a Warrior and those who share in His warlike attributes will no longer run from the enemy or exist in a defensive mode. They have chosen to make a stand! One of the mighty men of David was Shammah a Haraite or “mountain dweller.” With boldness and courage he decided that he would not run from the Philistines as others had done. He made his stand to defend a lentil field against overwhelming odds and the Lord gave him a great victory. There are many who will dwell on the mountain of the Lord to be favored with the valor and heroism of Shammah.
Now after him was Shammah the son of Agee a Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered into a troop where there was a plot of ground full of lentils, and the people fled from the Philistines. But he took his stand in the midst of the plot, defended it and struck the Philistines; and the LORD brought about a great victory. 2 Samuel 23:11-12
For many years now the Church has been in a progressive restoration of her biblical and Apostolic heritage. That reestablishment process began with the reformers and has escalated over the last century in the careful and meticulous unfolding of God’s Heavenly blueprint. Through numerous expressions of spiritual outpouring, great and valuable truth has been recovered to the Church as her legacy in Christ. As in the days of David’s mighty man, the spirit of the Philistines has attempted to steal or destroy the “lentil fields” of truth that have been planted by spiritual pioneers of the past.
Part of the strategy of the enemy in this ploy has been to undermine, destroy or discredit the messengers of the past in order to corrupt the message. Nonetheless the Truth lives on and will come to maturity and fruitfulness in this generation. Notice that an unknown farmer planted the field but Shammah defended the lentils with strength and good courage.
No Longer in Caves
For a season David and his militant band hid in caves from the oppression of Saul. The Bible declares that,
David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father’s household heard of it they went down there to him. 1 Samuel 21:15
This was temporarily necessary for survival. However, that was only for a season. When the appropriate time came, David emerged as an awesome leader and warrior to overcome the enemies of Israel. The time of hiding in the caves has come to an end!
The armory of God is now accessible through the open-door invitation presently set before us. The time has arrived. Spiritual confrontations with our adversary will substantially escalate. The Lord has made provision for our victory.
The armory depicted in Jeremiah 50:25 has dual qualities of both military armament as well as natural provision. It is defined as a treasury or storehouse; used for the storage of royal treasure and weaponry. There are a number of mature Christians who many years ago received the divine promise of seeing the “warehouse of God” manifested on the earth before their death. That day is imminent! The contents of the Heavenly storehouse containing our spiritual inheritance is about to be introduced.
The Weapon of Choice
The interesting aspect of this vision is that the Lord specifically chose the “battle-axe” from among the spiritual arsenal to be the weapon of choice for the approaching confrontation directly ahead of us. These will be the “axes” laid to the root of the Babylonian tree of confusion. In the vision, it was as if the Church had been in a defensive posture. It is now time to make the transition to turn and face our enemy with Heavenly provision now more readily available.
We were armed for battle in the armory of God. There are multiple layers of meaning to the choice of weapons initiated by the Lord. The battle-axe has a very specific use that highlights our commissioning to deal with precepts of man, confusion, counterfeit revelation and false teachings that have kept the Church from her high calling. The prophet David once declared,
Draw also the spear and the battle axe to meet those who pursue me; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.” Psalms 35:3
The battle-axe can also designate increased authority to deal with the evil spirits promoting terrorism in this nation, around the world and specifically Israel. The Church can begin to exercise authority over diabolical schemes to release dirty bombs in large cities like New York and San Francisco and Jerusalem. We can now pray with expanded influence that these things be uncovered and exterminated and take authority over influenza and other illnesses, financial devourers, tormenting spirits and shame.
The prince of Persia was able to withstand and hinder the Heavenly provision sent to Daniel. However, he was only able to do so for a limited season. In many ways the spiritual coverings placed around Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders can only provide that shroud for a season. The prayers, intercession and prophetic proclamations in agreement with Heaven will weaken demonic shields and uncover the works of darkness.
The “battle-axe” is also a symbolic play on words to designate increased “axe-cess” to the revelatory realm of Heaven. Things which our eyes have not seen and our ears have not heard are now being revealed to those chosen and prepared by the Holy Spirit for this commissioning.
In Bob’s vision there was a holy determination that was imparted to the Church for this season. A stalwart spirit prevailed in the people that overcame fear and timidity creating spiritual boldness that would not yield. This was not because of our strength but because of the Victorious One standing with us.
The spirit of Babylon has attempted to imprison the body of Christ in a dungeon of confusion, self-promotion, humanistic agendas and unbelief. A day of liberation has come but it will be a battle. In the vision, it was specifically noted that the warriors had a battle-axe in each hand. No shield was provided. The Lord emphasized that we will be each other’s shield.
This war will require unity and fraternal affection so that we can cover one another’s back in an all-out offensive maneuver. Our defensive implement is one another and the Spirit of God resident in our co-laborers. We are the Lord’s provision and shield for the ones to whom we are joined through the spirit of agreement. Furthermore, in the vision, the warriors wielded the battle-axes with such expertise and precision that it was difficult for the adversary to release his weapons against this army. The confrontation was violent but the victory was sure.
Overcoming the Nicolaitan Spirit
The book of Revelations depicts a snare of the adversary identified as the spirit of the Nicolaitans. (For more in the understanding of this spirit please refer to our article entitled Spirit of the Nicoclaitans:
It will be part of the commission of this army to deal with the deeds and doctrines of the Nicolaitans that has attempted to steal the birthright of God’s people. This will produce an activation of the body of Christ to begin to do the work of the ministry. The ultimate call of God’s governmental design is to equip and prepare the people for their activation in ministry.
The attributes of this army will begin to clearly identify true Godly leadership. The Bible plainly portrays genuine leadership in the Church as well as those identified as false. It is the fruit of ministry that will make this distinction. Our calling is to have a thorough understanding of the biblical fruitfulness of genuine Apostolic leadership so that we would not be deceived by the false. The Apostle Paul admonishes us to,
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh, although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more: Philipians 3:2-4
The trees that do not bear good fruit will be dealt with in this season. It will also be and emphasis on the book of Acts and the actions of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles. It is the acts of the righteous; taking a righteous stand for God resulting in righteous “axe-tion.” Getting our “axe” together!
Set the Children Free
By Shawn Bolz
There are many prophetic words from different respected ministries about the position of God’s heart towards children and youth. I believe the end-times will be marked with children and youth on the forefront of Christian ministry. No longer will they be treated like a “Lady in Waiting,” but their true purpose of co-inheriting with us will be understood.
Dream of the Divided Rooms
I had a profound dream that involved my friends, Marvin and Sally Adams, who direct a 24/7 prayer ministry called “The Furnace” in Chicago. As I shared the dream with Marvin that was directed towards his ministry, I received greater understanding that this was for the whole body of Christ.
In the dream, a building was present with children’s ministry downstairs and adults’ ministry upstairs. The stairs that met between the two rooms were occupied by a demonic spirit that only the children could see. This spirit intimidated the children from going up and getting engaged in what God was doing with the adults in the upper room. Therefore they sat entertained in the lower place.
Although I have never seen the movie “The Exorcist” the demon looked just like the little girl from that movie when she was in a full demonic manifestation.
I watched a church service going on in the upper room and Marvin asked the parents to bring their children upstairs so that they could watch a video of healing miracles being done through children in Africa. The movie highlighted the missionary trips of our friend, Jennifer Miller, and her ministry in Kenya. The parents had to pull their children upstairs because they were so frightened by the demonic figure in the stairwell.
When everyone was gathered, Marvin turned on the video tape but to our surprise the movie “The Exorcist” was playing in the video player! I have not seen the movie but the part that was playing was when the priest was first trying to deliver the little girl but he became intimidated by the demonic realm.
All of the children in the room (including youth) told their parents that this is why they never came up to the upper room, because they were scared of this demon.
The Priesthood was the Key
I stepped forward and began to prophecy to the parents and said “Because we have not taught the children about their priesthood in God and released them as consecrated unto the Lord, they are intimidated by the enemy. We have to teach the children about their Royal priesthood, and release them into the Acts of priesthood.” Everyone knew when I said “Acts of priesthood” that I was referring to the Acts of the Apostles.
When I said this and it found agreement in the room among God’s people, the most amazing thing happened. The stairs disappeared giving no more access to the lower place where the children used to go. They became part of the upper room from that day forward.
When I awoke I realized that children’s spiritual rights are very precious to the Lord. When He said “Let the little children come unto me.” It was not so that He could just play with them. The Lord desired to share His purpose with them and bless them in the kingdom pursuit. Everything Jesus did, He did with a purpose.
They Have the Same Access to the Depth of God
Children have the same access to the Holy Spirit that we do. Even though they may not have the same level of maturity or character, the Holy Spirit is mature and is God and can move as freely in them as He can in His most proven vessels. If they choose to walk with God, they can have the same anointing of the mind of Christ that is available to us in 1 Corinthians 2.
I saw young people stepping into an eternal timing where they would learn in moments the lessons that took us years. They do not have to be taught through the pain of life experiences if they learn it by spiritual experience.
Escalating the Harvester Anointing!
I heard the Lord say that if we will release the children as disciples, it will begin to escalate the “harvester” anointing upon our ministries. There is going to be great favor given to those who would liberate the children and youth to do the exploits of God.
Youth Discipleship Ministries Will be Financed This Year
There is going to be a special burden on spiritual Josephs to finance ministries that aren’t just a training ground for children and youth, but are a tactical release of real ministry to the Lord. Children’s equipping centers and youth intern programs are going to spiritually prosper when they become spiritual boot camps that lead their disciples into real trenches. The Holy Spirit is going to move the hearts of financiers to build that which Heaven is burdened with.
God wants to fascinate young people with miracles and evangelism not entertaining programs.
Winning the Children Will Win the Parents
I was shown that when the young people begin to see this move of evangelism spread, not only will children be saved, but their parents will come running to the Lord as well. God is going to use the hearts of children to win their parents to Jesus. He has a great strategy to convict parents through their children. When the parents see the radical transformation their kids have gone through, they will not be able to deny the Lord.
If you have children or are responsible for leading them, I would encourage you to pray over them a prayer of liberation. Impart to them the purpose of the kingdom for their lives now. Then we will have a generational anointing.
The Emerging Army
by Jennifer Miller
For years we have heard the prophetic words over this younger generation. We have labored in the Spirit and travailed to see them come into their place in this vital hour. We’ve sung about it, we’ve prayed about it, we’ve prophesied it and now today before you—they are rising.
All over the earth there is movement of youth and children that are being fascinated by the King of the universe and are rising into a position of spiritual authority. They look like simple children but they are heavy-weights in the Spirit. From North America, to Asia, to Africa, everywhere they are rising. They have one desire— to know their God and to make Him known. They’re willing to ask for nations…they’re willing to be persecuted… they’re willing to cry out all night for their schools and they’re willing to take God at his word.
I have reoccurring dreams of a whole underground movement of children revivalists; children being deployed to the nations with young people risking everything for the Gospel. It’s so much bigger than we can even imagine. There are over six billion souls on the earth and God desperately wants to break in. Over half of the earth’s population is under the age of 15!
Who is this great multitude before the throne? Who are those that will be harvested in these last hours? The young— because they are the majority of who is on the earth. We’ve prayed to the God of the harvest to release laborers and he has heard our cry. He’s raising them up; a whole army of children and youth.
I want to share with you a testimony about a community in Kenya, Africa. In this particular community children really didn’t have much value in the church. Of course, in theory they did, but not in actuality. I had the privilege of spending a few months serving the leaders of this community. I began to share with them God’s vision for the children and youth being released in this hour.
At the same time I began to strategically disciple some of the children and youth. God began to totally transform these kids and they grew in love and authority. God began to really put his hand of favor on these kids and the spiritual leaders of the region finally decided that there might actually be something to this. So the local pastors fellowship invited me to train 600 children (who were representatives of all the different churches in town). These kids were simply taught the undiluted gospel.
We had no curriculum, no crafts, no puppets. I had such fear of God that I was not to serve them a watered down gospel— but rather a gospel of purity and power. While we trained the children, we also trained all the adult leaders in the city (pastors, Sunday school teachers, etc.)-imparting to them God’s heart for inter-generational unity. At the end of the training we had a service where all the local bishops and pastors gathered to publicly and prophetically hand the keys of the city over to the children, thereby inviting them into every level of ministry.
It was a very powerful time. Shortly after, while in a service, a black poisonous snake fell from the sky right out of nowhere and landed on the pulpit. It materialized; there was no way it could have dropped from anywhere that we were meeting. The men quickly jumped up and killed it and instantly I understood what had just taken place. You see, there is a power that is distributed when we walk in unity. As the children were released and truly invited in— the demonic stronghold over that area was broken. I believe the falling snake served as a prophetic demonstration of that stronghold coming down. From that day forward, everything began to change in the city.
Teams of children went into the marketplace, prisons, schools, and shared the gospel with such an amazing authority. Thousands got saved, healed, and delivered. They went into the hospitals and prayed for the sick. They didn’t have fancy prayer;, they just had childlike faith. So many people were healed that the hospital was able to clear entire wards.
We had the privilege of leading many of the doctors and nurses to the Lord. In fact, this went on for some time that the largest private hospital in town had to shut down because they didn’t have enough patients to stay in business. The children would pick a law in the government that was not just. They would begin to fast and pray until heaven was moved and the law changed. They began to cry out for transformation in their cities and as the fathers walked beside them they began to see it. In fact they’re still seeing unbelievable city transformation because of their simple faith and devotion.
I know of 12 year-olds that are helping to do church-planting, six year-olds that are moving in the anointing of prophets, and 16 year olds that are functioning is apostolic roles. We get so excited to hear this about foreign nations but what if I told you that these children might just emerge from your own church? Does that change things? Are we making room for them? We want new wine but are we willing to re-fashion the old wine skins?
How many children do you have on your prophetic team? Do we really want to walk in generational unity? I think God is going to considerably alter our way of thinking in this new day. He loves to use the foolish things to confound the wise. My prayer for us is that since we’ve birthed this young generation into life— that we would begin to make a space for them so that they can emerge into their destiny. God is making His bride beautiful. It is a beautiful thing to see this younger generation rising up. We need them and they need us. God is making room for everyone!
There are principalities and powers that God is longing to see broken over our cities and our nations. We are being compelled to join our hearts with the prayer of Jesus when He said,
I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
So Jesus— we say “make us one.” Raise up the true fathers and the true mothers in this hour. We bless what You’re doing in this generation and we say ‘YES’ to this emerging army in both our heart and in our actions. Thank you Lord for your faithfulness! Let Your Kingdom come!
Although there have been unforeseen delays, we are pleased to announce that Shawn’s new book “Throne Room Company” is scheduled for delivery from the printer the first week of March. Therefore we are now taking pre-orders for this much anticipated release. Click here
We are very excited about this project and the revelatory message that has been entrusted to Shawn and very well articulated in his book. Carolyn Blunk and Streams publication have co-labored with us in this prophetic journey. The message in this book is incredibly timely and deeply impacting. Read below a few of the remarks from leaders who have reviewed “Throne Room Company.”
Shawn Bolz’s wonderful book offers a passionate partnership with God in His divine purposes on the Earth.
MIKE BICKLE, Director, International House of Prayer in Kansas City
The Lord has shared many of His mysteries with Shawn and given him permission to pass them on to us. ANNA ROUNTREE, Author, The Heavens Opened and The Priestly Bride
The Throne Room Company will help prepare us for a new move of God. Shawn’s experience and teaching should provoke all of us to pursue a deeper intimacy with God.
JOHN PAUL JACKSON, Founder and CEO, Streams Ministries International