February 27, 2002

Greetings Friends,

Wanda and I pray that each of you are blessed and moving forward in the things of the Spirit during this time of transition. Many things are taking place in the realm of the Spirit as the Lord prepares us for the next increase in anointing and authority.

We recently returned from three ministry trips in which a tangible intensification could be discerned in the anointing placed upon these gatherings. Many thanks to those who stood with us in prayer for these meetings. In each case, hungry hearts were present to receive a fresh revelation of the Lord’s mandate for this hour.

Although each conference demonstrated an increase in the revelation of His presence, each also carried a different quality or characteristic independent from the others. We believe this is partially because of the different commissions for the areas in which the conferences were held as well as the spiritual directives given to those in attendance.

THE TULSA MEETING

We were especially grateful for the grace that was given to us to flow as a team in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In that particular conference, Bobby Conner, Todd Bentley, Ray Hughes, Wanda and myself formed the team of speakers as Tommy Brown orchestrated the overall course of the conference. It was a privilege to participate with this team and observe how each yielded one to the other and allowed the Holy Spirit to manage and function freely in the meetings.

Each message built upon the other, preparing the people to receive the impartation of His Spirit. We easily discerned a clear approval from the Lord because of this willingness to flow together in brotherly kindness and unity. As promised in Psalm 133, the Holy Spirit will anoint those who agree to dwell together in unity.

DWELLING IN UNITY

We believe this is one of the primary directives of the Holy Spirit for this hour. The Lord is desiring to join teams together who will function as one without regard to ranks or individual identities.

On the other hand, we have seen a notably marked contrast by the efforts of the enemy to keep this purpose from being fulfilled. There is presently a release of an evil scheme desiring to draw people from the place of their fruitfulness and anointing. Many believers are on the threshold of receiving a substantial increase in anointing and a release into their commission. The enemy recognizes this and is desiring to press Christians to depart from their place of protection and fruitfulness and venture into arenas for which there is no covering. If he can isolate, he can then be in a greater position to defeat.

While talking with numerous leaders throughout the Church in varying geographic locations, this truth has been evidenced in recent days. There is a clear warning being released by the Spirit for us to make certain that we hear clearly from Him before making alterations from the place in which we have been appointed to other positions or ministries.

In reality, the very thing the enemy is aspiring to entice us into may in fact be a future calling or purpose. However, he is trying to preempt the timing of that move and displace people from their position of fruitfulness and covering before its appointed time. Please make these decisions prayerfully with clear direction from the Lord. It was the Holy Spirit who said, set apart for Me Paul and Barnabas for the work to which they were assigned.

Acts 13:2— While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

RELEASING WARRING ANGELS

A powerful thing occurred two weeks ago while closing a Sunday morning service during a Prophetic/Intercessors conference.

As I was saying the closing prayer and speaking a blessing over our ministry team, I could clearly see a door being opened in heaven. Although my eyes were closed this image could plainly be discerned with the spirit’s eye as mighty warlike angels proceeded through the open door headed to the earth. Following the warring angels, a single chariot of fire could also be seen to somehow work in conjunction with the commission of these angels.

As these things were being verbalized to those in attendance during the closing prayer, Steve Kenney, one of our ministry team could feel a pronounced burning in his left thigh. Immediately upon sharing this, a scripture was quickened. Gird your sword on your thigh, O Mighty One, in your splendor and your majesty! And in your majesty ride on victoriously, for the cause of truth and meekness (humility) and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome things. (Ps 45:3-4)

This seemed to be a verification and validation of the release of a warlike Spirit to the Church to accomplish the commission for this hour. As we have often stated, we pursue with steadfast determination the Lord and His Holy Spirit in our prayers and focus. However, we cannot help but recognize the significant role ministering spirits play in the release of a divine commission to the body of Christ. From Genesis to Revelations, the scriptures are filled with angelic encounters aiding the men and women of God in the fulfillment of their purpose in the earth. It is important to recognize this release so that we can work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit and His ministering spirits to fulfill and accomplish His purposes.

A NOTABLE CONFIRMATION

That evening as we were visiting with Bob Jones by telephone, he shared an exceptionally vivid and powerful encounter that had occurred that morning…the same morning as the release of the warring spirits. Bob disclosed that a mighty warring angel had appeared to him during the morning and spoke to him with a Celtic accent, expressing that he was coming to the earth with a specific purpose.

Bob indicated that he had never before seen this particular angel but recognized that he was of a high rank under the jurisdiction of the angel Michael. He was told that this angelic warrior was being released to the earth and all of those under his authority were coming for a specific purpose in this hour.

Dan 10:21— However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.

This validation is being shared so that we can be aware of a specific release taking place in the realm of the spirit. As we seek the Lord for wisdom and understanding in this regard, we should also spiritually acknowledge this release and ask the Lord how we as individuals and a corporate body can cooperate with Him fully in the unveiling of his Divine design.

A SPIRITUAL RELEASE IN TULSA

We shared this revelation during the opening service of the Tulsa Conference and have since received several confirmations from those in attendance who experienced this release or actually saw the strong angels in differing prophetic experiences. One brother wrote sharing an encounter he experienced following the meeting where a warring angelic spirit was assigned to him for a missionary trip he would soon be taking to Mexico.

The message from the Tulsa conference more fully expresses the full revelation and it’s biblical application. The series can be ordered from the site if any are interested.

We believe these warlike ministering spirits are being assigned to help change the spiritual atmosphere over homes, churches, cities and regions. There has been a particular mandate in recent months to not only have meetings sharing valuable information, but more importantly, change the atmosphere over churches and regions so the kingdom of heaven can begin to be realized.

By changing the spiritual climate, long term fruit can be gained along with more productive prayer and ministry time. Keep pressing in…as Ecclesiastes states, there is “A time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace. (Eccl 3:8) The Lord is declaring war on the things He hates and establishing those things He Loves.

Prov 6:16-19— There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.

SHEPHERD’S ROD WORKBOOK PROJECT

The Shepherd’s Rod work book project is developing nicely. According to those working with us in its production, we should have it available for initial distribution within the next two to three weeks.

Working through previous prophetic articles has reminded us of the significance of their application in this hour. Even the earlier Shepherd’s Rods dating back to 1995, have particular application to the spiritual indications for this specific hour.

For instance, the 1995 Shepherd’s Rod highlights the ministry of Anna and Simeon. That particular word has very specific application to the release of a unique anointing presently taking place. There are those who are being commissioned according to the order of Anna and Simeon to a place of prophetic intercession in the ministry of “watchmen”. Additionally, many others are even receiving a prophetic promise from the Lord that they will not see death until they have witnessed the Lord’s Christ.

Luke 2:25-26— And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

This prophetic word is particularly applicable to senior men and women whom the enemy would like to think have lived beyond their years of fruitfulness. In reality, they can accomplish more in the remaining years of their lives than in the previous decades of ministry. There is a promise of life and productivity and notable ministry from a place of strength and vitality, although some individuals may be in their sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond. The Lord is able to give strength and quicken mortal bodies for the all important mandate of preparing a younger generation for visitation.

NEXT MEETINGS

Wanda and I have two meetings scheduled for March along with several days scheduled for Moravian Falls and hopefully some productive writing.

March 8-10 Kodiak Community Church, Kodiak Alaska—Pastor Steve Kenney

March 22-23 Bridge Builders International, Orlando FL— Aaron Evans

Your continued prayer and intercession would be much appreciated. Something fresh and strategic is on the horizon. It will be a realization of Jeremiah 33.3 providing divine wisdom to move forward at an escalated pace. We are living in the days that will witness the unfolding of great end-time mysteries and the partaking of God’s hidden manna.

ISRAEL

Issues in Israel seem to be changing daily with the release of news reports and political agendas related to this sacred land. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s intervention in the affairs of Israel and the continued support of our nation and its leaders. Much progress has been made and a clear change in the spiritual climate can be detected in recent months. Where lies and innuendo seemed to prevail, now truth and hidden agendas are being brought to the surface. This is an indication of answered prayer and we must continue to press in.

PRAYER DIRECTIVES

Pray for the release of the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him and the realization of Jeremiah 33.3.

Pray for our President to hear clearly from the Lord and ask that our President would not sin against the Lord by touching the Land of Israel wrongly.

Pray for the release of financial provision to begin to do the things ordained for this hour. (Recently the Lord showed us that we were behind in developing some projects because the enemy was able to steer resources and support away to inhibit the distribution of the word entrusted to us).

Pray for the full release of the Warring spirits to accomplish their ultimate purpose and the sensitivity of the church and her leaders to flow with His Divine Release.

Blessings of Grace and Peace,

Paul Keith & Wanda Davis