Paul Keith & Wanda Davis, Shawn Bolz, & Bob Jones
We trust this month’s newsletter is a blessing to you. There are key insights shared that we hope will help facilitate our positioning to be used by God in the fullness of His desire for us. The next six months will be spiritually pivotal. Many decisions will be made individually, politically, and within the corporate church that will set the course for the next season of the Spirit. We must choose wisely!
Also, we are very pleased and excited to announce that WhiteDove Ministries will be hosting a conference in Kansas City, Missouri October 28-30. This conference is the result of a very clear prophetic word to us from the Lord. It will be held at New Life Church; the old Kansas City Fellowship building on the corner of Grandview and Missouri streets.
The main speakers will be Bob Jones, Bobby Connor, Shawn Bolz along with Wanda and I. Worship will be led by JoAnn McFatter and the WhiteDove worship team. There will also be other guests who may have a role to play throughout the weekend.
Online registration can be secured on the WhiteDove Ministries web site—www.WhiteDoveMinistries.org— beginning August 4th. Brochures will also be circulated with all the appropriate information and registration forms. There has already been substantial interest generated in the conference, therefore I would encourage those who would like to attend to take advantage of early registration. We anticipate that we will be able to accommodate 2000 people.
We will release more information in the next few weeks regarding this important conference. Bob Jones received a word from the Lord that it will have as its theme… Life Under an Open Heaven.
Richest blessing of peace and favor,
Paul Keith & Wanda Davis and the WhiteDove Team
Right Standing With God
by Paul Keith Davis
During a gathering of friends in August 1994, the Lord wonderfully released prophetic keys involving His strategy and desire for the end-time harvest. Many churches, ministries and individuals have experienced spiritual transitions and re-structuring to function more fruitfully in God’s plan. Therefore, I thought it good to revisit that prophetic word with the expectation of extracting further present day applications. The Lord is searching for saints upon whom He can place powerful mantels of revelation and power to initiate a wave of spiritual harvest. Hopefully, the insight from these visionary encounters will help position us more effectively.
Three Pillars for Harvest
The meeting took place eighteen miles west of Pensacola, Florida at our home in Orange Beach, Alabama. Rick &Julie Joyner, Bobby & Carolyn Connor, and Bob & Viola Jones joined Wanda and I for a few days of fellowship and pursuit of revelatory insight. It seemed that each person received a piece of the prophetic puzzle portraying the Holy Spirit’s desire for Pensacola and the Gulf Coast region. This was approximately ten months prior to the visitation that occurred at Brownsville Assembly of God.
In a spiritual vision, Bob Jones was told that pastor Cho of South Korea received a prophetic word involving Pensacola. We were not certain of the word’s content, but the Lord affirmed that it was valid and accurate. Furthermore, the Lord outlined in the revelations a threefold application of His desire. The three pillars for harvest are:
Repentance = Righteousness = Power Evangelism
When we embody the Spirit of Truth, He will bring the conviction of sin that initiates Godly granted repentance. (John 16:8-9) The Lord Jesus thankfully promises that if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us. (1 John 1:9) Clearly, repentance was the most notable attribute of the Brownsville outpouring.
The apostle Paul, writing to his spiritual son
in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will — 2 Timothy 2:25-26
Correction leads to repentance that awakens us to the knowledge of the truth. It brings us to our senses and allows deliverance from devices and snares of the adversary hindering the high call of God.
Established in Righteousness
Secondly, the revelation expressed the Lord’s aspiration for true righteousness to emerge from an atmosphere of contrition. Right standing with God is fundamentally essential for individuals to be utilized by Him in powerful ways. Although repentance will be a vital component until the end the age, we are now in a passage from repentance into standards of righteousness,
There is a present call to maturity within the body of Christ. Writing to the Hebrews, the apostle admonished them to advance beyond the elementary principles into a place of spiritual adulthood. With maturity, we are poised to taste the good word of God and the power of the Kingdom age. He challenged them and us saying,
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance
from dead works and of faith toward God, of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the
dead and eternal judgment.
And this we will do, if God permits. For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come Hebrews 6:1-5
Divinely granted repentance allows apprehension of a more complete knowledge of the truth. A cleansing of our soul then occurs according to the John 17:17 prayer. We are sanctified by truth and established in righteousness.
This was the principle utilized by the Lord with His early apostles. He planted His Word in their hearts and watered it with His Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. This birthed the early apostolic age in supernatural power and impartations of great spiritual authority.
Times of Refreshing
Part of Bob’s 1994 revelation highlighted the ministry of Charles Finney. The working of God in the life of this saint furnishes insight into this blueprint for the harvest of souls. Acts 3:19 provided pivotal inspiration for Finney and the revival he launched. Repentance introduces times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. This transformation opens the door for the establishment of righteousness and the anointing for harvest as Peter demonstrated in the days following Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit’s outpouring at Brownsville Assembly inaugurated this strategy by stressing repentance. We have recently experienced a season of transition into a more pronounced emphasis on the righteousness of believers. There will be many messages emerging from God’s leaders highlighting intimacy with Jesus and close fellowship with His Spirit. These messages will forge our nature and character according to His.
Friends of God
There is a holy longing birthed in the souls of many to enter into friendship with God that promotes spiritual refinement. The Lord has many servants, but very few friends. The truest form of friendship calls for the removal of all masks and veils. We presently have an unprecedented opportunity to join the company identified as the “friends of God.” To them, great secrets and mysteries of the Kingdom will be confided. (John 15:15)
Righteousness is best described as sharing the Lord’s divine nature and escaping the corruption of this world and its lusts. (2 Peter 1:4) Being endowed with the nature of Christ allows us to reflect His image. Then we can be entrusted with awesome deposits of Heavenly virtue and authority without corrupting their purity.
Experiential apprehension of these foundations will impart the enablement of God for us to complete the third stage— power evangelism. True spiritual harvest is the integration of the Word and Spirit producing a demonstration of God’s Kingdom and His power.
Our perfect example is best discovered in the ministry of Christ. The Bible records that He went about Judea teaching in their synagogues, declaring the message of the Kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and disease. (Matthew 4:23) He supplied the purest definition of power evangelism.
One final aspect of the 1994 revelations involved God’s intent for intercessory prayer in the western church to reach a much higher level. The Holy Spirit expressly promised an impartation of His grace for intercession from the South Korean Prayer Mountain.
The Lord symbolically portrayed shipping navigation to communicate this strategy. He is presently preparing “lighthouses” of God to furnish abundant light to the leader-SHIPS for adequate navigation throughout these perilous times. They will be “lighthouses” of prayer and revelatory insight that will uncover submerged obstructions and prevent shipwreck.
A lighthouse is defined as a structure along coastal waters to guide ships by day as a land marker or project light during darkness. Lighthouses are primarily constructed in strategic points to mark entrances to harbors. They help identify a ships location and warn the ships of potential hazards. Each of these functions symbolically conveys spiritual meaning.
Substantial spiritual “light” is about to be released in the house of God. This inspired revelatory truth will highlight the promises of God for this generation and places that are havens of rest. His light dispels darkness and uncovers the schemes of the adversary promoting shipwreck. The spiritual “lighthouses” will impart great understanding and wisdom essential in accomplishing our prophetic mandates.
Schools of Ministry
The schools of ministry chosen for this duty will be commissioned to ignite passion in the hearts of its people and training as spiritual warriors. The last century birthed three significant expressions of revival according to this model.
During the spring of 1900 Charles Parham became burdened with the “weight” of God. He spiritually discerned something fresh and new on the horizon that created a yeaning in him for greater personal manifestations of spiritual power. As a result, he withdrew from the evangelistic field and gathered a small company of consecrated students from his Topeka, Kansas ministry school. For the remainder of the year they devoted themselves to prayer and prophetic proclamation of God’s promises from His Word.
On December 31st, 1900, while the group fervently prayed, one student encountered God in the same fashion experienced by the 120 on the Day of Pentecost. This reintroduction of God’s infilling launched the Pentecostal Age which has now swept the nations of the earth.
In like fashion, Evan Roberts was in the Newcastle Emlyn ministry school when the Holy Spirit fell upon him igniting the 1904 Welch revival. He had been encountering God is significant ways in the months preceding his entrance to the school. However, two weeks after arriving at the school He had an experience with God. This empowering of the Spirit transformed Roberts into a Revivalist who altered the spiritual atmosphere of Wales.
Finally, on February 12, 1948 in the North Battleford, Saskatchewan Sharon School of Ministry, the Canadian Latter Rain revival was birthed. After attending a 1947 William Branham healing meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, leaders of the Sharon School returned with passionate desire to see revival launched in their own region. Their year long season of consecration, fasting and prayer was answered with a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Our present times are both sobering and exciting. End-time mandates and promises are positioned to be released to a body of people prepared for them. There is a yielded cooperation with the Holy Spirit necessary for our preparation. Even so, there is a marked increase in intensity and focus within many Christians related to this grooming process.
The Spirit of the Lord is placing his finger on issues of our lives that He desires to extract. As we sincerely repent of these shortcomings, a grace is released to cleanse us and prepare us in righteousness. True repentance is not the mere recital of empty words, but an expression of Godly sorrow for sin. When the Lord sees His image reflected in us, then there will be notable releases of His power essential in the great harvest.
Sowing Into a Younger Generation
by Shawn Bolz
Through many WhiteDove Ministry newsletters I have written numerous articles involving the younger generation. I am not considered a youth leader or young adult minister. However, the Lord has often encountered me as an “older” one of the younger generation who has grown up with purpose and destiny as part of Joel’s army.
Our ministry loves and is called to equip people of all age groups. We as an entire generation are about to enter one of the greatest spiritual purposes in history.
Theresa Lea, a good friend of ours and a powerfully anointed prophetic person, has often said, “We must see each other at the end of the race holding a trophy.”
While at a wonderful conference held by Frontline Worship Center in Alberta Canada, this phrase took on significant meaning. During a session conducted by Heidi Baker, I went into a spiritual trance that transitioned into an open vision.
The vision revealed many young people on the earth right now. I saw that God had made an investment into them and that it was time to harvest this investment; it was a fullness of time moment. The revelation seemed to emphasize people from the ages of 17-25, though every age group will be vital in God’s plan.
As I observed this future army there was not much about them that seemed compelling. Suddenly the Holy Spirit began to hover over them and my eyes were opened to see them from God’s perspective.
The young people in front of me were transformed as though they were at the end of their lives having finished their race as champions; each one was holding the victors trophy. It was amazing because as I looked at each one of them my spiritual eyes were opened to see the fullness of what was available to them. I could see their opportunities for greatness and the ability offered them to find Jesus in a way that was rare and awesome.
Eyes of Eternity
“This is how I see them.” The Holy Spirit said to me. “I see them at the end of their race with the trophy in hand.” I remembered Theresa’s voice saying these same words.
I looked again and I saw them normal; the glory had faded. They were in the same condition as when the vision started; they were not visibly special. They were no longer in their fullness as I had seen them spiritually. They were just irresponsible young people that seemed more self absorbed than any generation before.
“What do you see in front of you?” The Lord asked. “I don’t want to tell You; I liked what I saw a moment ago when they had their
trophies and crowns,” I responded.
The Lord then said, “That is how I always see them. I want to invite you to see them in their fullness, at the end of the race, fully rewarded for their “Yes” to me. If you see them this way with My eyes then you will treat them this way. If you treat them this way, then they can rise up to the occasion to run the race of life as overcomers. They will rise up and live after the spiritual truth that you awaken and invite them to.”
The Lord then revealed John in the book of Revelation chapters 2-3 when He spoke to him about the seven churches. Jesus was very honest with their weakness but invited them into His fullness. He promised them many things based on His expectation that they would desire to say “yes” to His Spirit who would empower them to “overcome.” The key is that He didn’t hope they would, He knew already the ones whose desire was for Him. To them He imparted the virtue to overcome.
John’s Great Revelation of the Fully Prepared Bride
I then saw John in Revelation 19 as he was given the vision of the radiant bride who had embraced the righteousness of Christ. Obviously the whole bride of Christ is not yet perfected, but John saw her as though she was. It was the most sacred thing that John saw besides Jesus Himself.
Because of this, John was able to love those that God loved on earth in a supernatural way because he saw them in the Lord’s perfection. He saw her at the end of the race fully prepared as a bride to meet her Bridegroom and say “YES” with all her heart.
This is the same principle that God desires that we use in looking at the younger generation. Not necessarily who they now are but who they can be. Many people are aware of their calling to invest into the younger generation but oftentimes do not know how. I challenge you to see them with the eyes of heaven from God’s perspective in eternity. This will cause you to help them go higher toward their eternal destiny; not just treat them based on their current level of maturity (or lack there of).
God is calling forth a generation that will advance in a Kingdom way. A paraphrased definition of growth in Kingdom principles involves maturing at an escalated pace. The speed of eternity is even faster than the speed of light. What takes 20 years for previous generations to learn becomes common for a Kingdom generation to gain in only one year. Peter understood this principle in
2 Peter 3:8.
The IBURN Internship
In light of these revelations, we wanted to honor the vision by investing into the younger generation of leaders. They are the ones that may not even know what they are called to, but can feel the serious tug of eternity upon their destiny.
I oversee the WhiteDove Ministries internship program in fulfillment of a vision that the Lord birthed in me to train young people. It is called IBURN and designed for the ages 17 to 25 (sometimes a little younger or older are included). We call it “IBURN” because it is an intense discipleship experience where those who burn with passion for Jesus can find a deliberate focus for that passion.
We are taking those who already have a foundation of leadership established in them, (they have been through some sort of training in internships, school, Bible college, etc) and placing them in a three month container of intense pursuit of Jesus and calling forth His kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.
The disciples who were on the road to Emmaus didn’t initially know it was Jesus who was with them causing their hearts to burn within them, but when they found out they were never the same. They always had anticipation of encountering Him again in real ways and they never felt alone or without direction again. They maintained a place of conviction built both by the Word and their spiritual experience.
I believe this story is a parable of what God is doing in this generation. He is causing hearts to burn within us, then revealing Himself to us. We want to encounter Jesus together this way and discover all the burning passions that He has inspired us with.
In this internship the young people live together, eat together and press into worship and intercession together; they will travel on 2-3 ministry trips with WhiteDove Ministries and participate as part of the ministry team; they will minister in the local healing and prophetic rooms; teach classes on their passions; write articles for an upcoming WhiteDove young adult E-magazine; get exposed to some serious mothers and fathers of the faith who also burn; and basically see God in themselves in a way that will cause them to never look at anything but Heaven as a goal.
If you are a young person, or know others who already have a foundation in leadership and a stable passion for the Lord, we would love to invite you to apply for our internship. Our next internship still has spots available and starts September 1st and goes until December 7th.
Also, we have several young adults from third world nations who would love the opportunity to participate in our internship but do not have the resources necessary. If you are looking for a way to invest in this generation and would like to partner with us in this vision, then perhaps sponsorship of one of these potential students would be an option. If so, you can contact us at: office@ @iburn.org or www.whitedoveministries.org with “Intern Scholarship” in the subject line.
We are trying to keep costs low so that everyone who is called to be a part of our program can come. We are also very careful to hear from God about who we choose as a team. We have capacity for only 30 people and will only accept those that we have clearly heard from the Lord about.
The cost of the internship includes food, housing, travel, materials, ministry guest expenses, and is basically all inclusive.
May God speak to your heart about how to invest into this younger generation through whatever vehicle He desires!
If you would like more information about our internship please visit www.iburn.org or email office@ @iburn.org and we can send you a brochure and applications.
New Book Release
We are pleased to announce that the book, “Books of Destiny: Secrets of God Revealed” will soon be released.
We have a rendezvous with destiny. Ignite the hope of your calling. Soar on the wings of destiny. In this inspiring book, you’ll discover supernatural visions, astonishing revelations, and divine encounters that describe rooms in Heaven containing precious mysteries. Read and discover a treasury of wisdom awaiting you in God.
“-fascinating glimpses into heaven-”
-JOHN PAUL JACKSON
Founder, Streams Ministries International
“I could not put this book down.”
-JAMES W. GOLL
Cofounder, Encounters Network
“…what an encouraging book”
Author of The Heavens Opened and The Priestly Bride