March 2008

Paul Keith & Wanda Davis, & JoAnn McFatter

The Brides End-Time Harvest Anointing
by Paul Keith Davis

One of the great Old Testament prophecies regarding the promised Messiah is Isaiah 11:1-2. This passage prophetically foretells the anointing to be resident upon the Messiah, Who would usher in a new era in human history. It declares:

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, and He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear;
Gods “Sevenfold Spirit” is a wonderful mystery to highlight the functioning of the Lord’s Spirit in the earth. It is not in contradiction to the triune nature of God but a perfect and complete expression of His Spirit that demonstrates the fullness of His character and power. The Spirit of the Lord doesn’t have wisdom and revelation, counsel and might, knowledge and reverential awe; He IS all of these.

The Book of Revelations uses the phrase “Seven Spirits of God” in four passages. It is taken from two Greek words:

Hepta= meaning seven or more appropriately sevenfold.
Pneumata= meaning a plural rendering of spirits, breath or wind that can also be used to describe a singular object or person.

The seven aspects of the Holy Spirit provide a more clear definition of His nature. The Spirit of the Lord is an expression of who He is while wisdom and revelation, counsel and might, and knowledge and the reverential fear of God are what He is.

The Jewish Bible records Revelations 4:5 as follows:

From the throne came forth lightnings, voices and thunderings; and before the throne were seven flaming torches, which are the sevenfold Spirit of God.

The Lord’s Ministry

A simple examination of the four gospels clearly illustrates the functioning of this manifestation of God’s Spirit through the One who is our perfect example. However, it does not end there! Astonishingly, the Lord Jesus prophesied that as He was sent by the Father so also are we to be sent by Him. He goes further emphasizing the works that He did we shall do also an even greater works shall we do because He has ascended to the Father. We simply cannot fulfill this responsibility with any anointing less than the full manifestation of the sevenfold Spirit of God.

The Bride of Christ is to be “bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.” The body is to be an extension of the Head. We are called to carry on in these last days the fullness of the Lord’s ministry to bring in the harvest of the ages through a many-membered body. The Lord is depicted as a lamb slain having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God. Revelations 5:6 declares:

I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

The sevenfold Spirit is a complete representation of His revelation (seven eyes) and power (seven horns) essential to accomplish His plan in the earth. In order for the Church to do the works that He did, fulfilling John 14:12, this same manifestation of the Spirit must also rest upon her! The Lord promised to baptize us in the Holy Spirit and fire; the Seven Spirits of God are manifested in fire.

Consecration and Preparation

It is no small responsibility for someone to be anointed in fullness with the sevenfold Spirit of God. Much prayer and preparatory refining must usher in the release of this powerful spiritual reality. Careful adherence to the leading of the Spirit must also follow in the administration of these mantles of the Spirit’s attributes. It will be the responsibility of God’s fivefold ministry gifts to prepare the Bride for her end-time anointing. The apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers are given for:

the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:12-14

There are numerous forerunners that have gone before us as spiritual prototypes to demonstrate a mature life in God and the fullness of His anointing. John G. Lake was described as a 20th century apostle of faith. Even after experiencing great success in evangelism and miraculous healings and deliverances, he describes being propelled into a deeper place in God following a nine-month season of prayer and fasting. It was there that he discovered the fullness of Christ that catapulted him into a much higher plain of revelation and power clearly demonstrated in the last decades of his life.

His messages vividly outline the progressions in his life that brought him to the place of total surrender to become a “Christ-man,” as he put it. For those who have been so prepared, the Seven Spirits of God will become a reality in this present age. The Church has seen only isolated few willing to pay the price and endure the persecution to become a mature man and the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Even so, this generation will produce a company of “dread champions” anointed in this way; an invitation is being extended to whosoever will.

Divine Pairs

The Seven Spirits of God work together in pairs. The spirit of wisdom and the spirit of understanding work in harmony with one another. The spirits of counsel and might work in unison as do the spirits of knowledge and reverential fear of God, all flowing from the manifestation of the Spirit of the Lord.

The gifts of the Spirit are appropriations of the Spirit operated by His will when the need arises. We do not possess the gifts; rather the gifts are manifested according to need. All nine gifts of the Spirit can operate within a believer filled with the Holy Spirit. However, the Seven Spirits of God are measurably greater demonstrations of the Spirit taking the mature and purified believer deep into God’s mysteries and power.

The Seven Spirits of God are “mantles” placed upon the believer to operate in full measure. It is a wonderful thing to receive a word of wisdom; but it is altogether greater to walk in the spirit of wisdom. The “mantel” that rested upon Elijah and Elisha was an Old Testament representation of this reality. An examination of the messages and miracles demonstrated in these ministries reveals the functioning of God’s sevenfold Spirit. The distinction is that the Spirit descended upon these prophets as the need arose while we are promised an abiding presence that is perpetual.

The Spirit’s anointing that came upon these Old Testament prophets rested for a season until God’s mandate was complete and then it lifted; in the ministry of the Lord Jesus the Spirit remained, tabernacled in the Son of God. The Bible declares that the Heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended as the appearance of a dove and remained. This is our promise as well!

Wisdom and Revelation

For the purposes of this month’s study we will emphasize understanding of wisdom & revelation. We will address in next months newsletter counsel & might and knowledge & reverential awe.

For the release of the mantle of wisdom and understanding we must pray and ask for it and the integrity to steward it well. The apostle Paul taught us that in Ephesians 1:17-19. Equipping and instruction will result, helping us to appropriately understand the Biblical offices and administration. We must earnestly desire these mantles and pray for the maturity, character, and grace to be endowed with them. Their benefits are enormous.

1. The eyes of our hearts are enlightened
2. Insight to know what is the hope of His calling
3. What are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
4. What is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe

The spirit of wisdom is the supernatural ability of God that comes upon our spirits to see Jesus as He is and receive a spiritual understanding and knowledge of God’s word that enables us to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it in every situation. It also reveals God’s manifold and unsearchable wisdom and secrets affecting His plans and purposes. It means a deeper intimacy into the things of God.

The Lord Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father and the Bride is to be seated with Him in heavenly places. Therefore, this places the Bride at the right hand of the Father with Him. In this place, the Lord can communicate in a moment of time insight that would take many hours and even months to unfold otherwise. If we will learn the art of waiting on God, we will discover the mysteries of the Kingdom through these mantles.

Spirit of Understanding

The spirit of revelation/understanding is a comprehension of the things of God providing understanding with the mind giving insight with perception. Wisdom and understanding means the insight into the true nature of things with the ability to discern mode of action with a view to their results. It is the ability to not only know the things of God but also the application of them practically.

Revelation is the comprehension imparted into our spirits from the Holy Spirit and transmitted into our minds. It is the voice of God speaking to our spirits and informing our minds of that which God is going to do; the unfolding of hidden secrets to us by the Holy spirit; and the revealing of mysteries and insight into the future.

Daniel 1:17 and 5:11-12 conveys that Daniel was anointed with this same spirit and how it functioned in his life. As with Daniel, it will enable us to understand God’s plans and purposed in the unveiling of Himself. Gabriel came to Daniel saying, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.” (Daniel 9:22) Following that commissioning, Gabriel unveiled tremendous visions with far reaching implications and then explains their meaning. As demonstrated by this great prophet, humility and an excellent spirit are vital attributes in the operation of the spirits of wisdom and revelation.

Our Mandate

The spirits of wisdom and revelation will enable us to understand the deep mysteries and purposes of God that are kept hidden. The apostle Paul stated in Romans 16:25:

Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past

Paul’s ministry clearly revealed mysteries of the Kingdom with this anointing and mantle of the Holy Spirit. When the spirit of wisdom is resting upon you, even while meditating upon the scriptures, suddenly deep truths are instantaneously imparted. The spirit of revelation is then present to give understanding of Truth and its relevant application.

Wisdom & understanding provides knowledge of the Godhead and allows us to know God more affectionately, leading to intimate appreciation of God Himself; the inner beauty of the Lord is His grace and Glory. Likewise, we must adorn the inner man with meekness and humility. The inner beauty of God is His grace; the beauty of holiness. The spirit of wisdom and revelation will give us the comprehension of these aspects of God. As 2 Corinthians 3:17 declares:

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Having Done All Stand and Be Filled– Part 1
by JoAnn McFatter

I want to say to all worshipers who have dreamed the dream of the cloud of His Presence filling the temple, “Take courage and position yourselves rightly, for your redemption draweth nigh!” Perhaps that’s a strange way of saying it, but that’s how I heard it. He is about to release the “GRACE, GRACE” without measure upon the earth! We’ve finally gotten to the point that we are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that truer words were never spoken than those from the Voice of the Lord to Zechariah,

This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel; Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zurubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it! ” ‘ Zechariah 4:6-7

After having pressed in and pressed on with what little we have in sheer faithfulness to God and a lovesick heart, we still have not experienced the desired result of His habitation in our midst. Trying not to despise “this day of small beginnings,” as was referenced in that same chapter by Zechariah, and having done all we know to do…….we stand. We stand before Him, resting and abiding in Him, posturing ourselves to receive from Him the infilling that is necessary to carry what He is about to pour out from Heaven. Even the very thought of it arouses the ache of hope that we will see it with our own eyes.

The process has all but killed us, so its purpose has most likely almost been accomplished. Empty vessels, void of ourselves and having come to the end of our own strength and our own ideas, we now know we must have the grace of His Presence not only in our midst but within US. We ARE the temple and His rebuilding of His Temple is much more personal than we were ever imagined.

Over the last few years my attention has been brought at every turn to the book of Zechariah, the emphasis being chapter 4, the source of the ceaseless flow and the shouts of “grace, grace.” Zechariah’s writings seem to relate to the admonition from the Lord to Habakkuk, as this theme of hope pervades in a two fold manner. First of all, we have the hope deferred with the result of making our hearts sick, but then we have the hope as the result of faith. We seem to have to go through the lack of the first to get to the substance of the second.

Then the Lord answered me and said; Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and IT WILL NOT LIE. Though it tarries, wait for it, because it will surely come, IT WILL NOT TARRY. Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith. ” Habakkuk 2:2-4

In the midst of what seemed to be the silence of Heaven, something we can all relate to on some level, God encourages Habakkuk to continue to continue and not grow weary in well doing. That renowned phrase, “the just shall live by his faith” uttered from His lips still echoes in the life of the believer. We add to that the New Testament reference of hope as related to faith.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

The operative words here being “things not seen.” Both prophets refer to things promised from God that are being withheld out of His mercy and love toward us, as does the prophet Isaiah. He does not want to give us a thing too soon, less it destroy us. God wants us to BE the Temple filled with His glory, with the manifestation of His Seven Spirits burning unto His abiding Presence WITHIN us —— not just around us. I realize this is a long portion of scripture but there is not a word I dare leave out, as it so completely paints a picture of where we are as the body of Christ.

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem;

You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it He will answer you. And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers.

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right hand or you turn to the left. You will also defile the covering of your images of silver, and the ornament of your molded images of gold. You will throw them away as an unclean thing; you will say to them, ‘Get away! ‘

Then He will give the rain for your seed with which you sow the ground, and bread of the increase of the earth. It will be fat and plentiful. In that day your cattle will feed in large pastures. Likewise the oxen and the young donkeys that work the ground will eat cured fodder, which has been winnowed with the shovel and fan.

There will be on every high mountain and on every high hill rivers and streams of waters, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun. And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people and heals the stroke of their wound. Isaiah 30:18-26

This one portion of scripture describes what is on the horizon as He fills us with His fullness, His Seven Spirits burning, that we might carry in our beings the fullness of God in the fullness of time. As worshipers and priests to our God, we need to be forerunners of this. He had a pattern of sending the musicians and singers out ahead of the rest of the group. There is a preparation that must take place in us that we might to be able to hold that position with grace – even His “Grace, grace!” In verse 15, prior to what you just read, He gives His reason for waiting. I saved this until last as I am undone when I ponder His limitless mercy toward us in this statement!

For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not. Isaiah 30:15

Therein lies the beauty of His ways, as He goes on in verse 18 to say that because we couldn’t, actually WOULDN’T do what He admonishes us to do for our own good, mind you, He waited so that He could be gracious to us. There’s that “grace, grace” again! Does that not just explode within you?! We rebel so He waits to pour out His fullness that He goes on to describe to us in verses 18-26 and it not destroy us. Hopefully, we are now at the point that we can return to Him, face Him, draw near to Him and rest in Him.

I believe He wants to fill us with His Seven Spirits of wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, knowledge and the fear of the Lord unto the indwelling of His Presence. He wants to equip us within for what is about to be poured without from Heaven. There have never been a people who walked in this — until now. Next we will explore just what that looks like and what it is, perhaps, unto. contact@ @joannmcfatter.com
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The following article was written by my daughter Annah who is also on staff with us here at WhiteDove Ministries. I was both proud and moved as I read her revelation and testimony. I trust you will likewise benefit from her insight– Paul Keith Davis

Love—Our Covenant and Inheritance
by Annah Davis

I sometimes say to myself, “I desperately want to live a life of genuine love and compassion!” Then, I think of Jesus and His example; my mind becomes boggled by the love and mercy of the Savior. I realize I need the Lord’s Spirit to come upon me and love through me as He loves; because, in my own human attempts, I often fail.
During the fall of last year, as I parked my car at our condo, I closed my eyes for a brief second. As I did, I saw plain as day, the Statue of Liberty in front of me. Sounds crazy, I know, but it was so clear and I knew it was from God.

I have really asked the Lord to reveal to me what His purpose was in showing me that vision. I believe there are multiple reasons that I don’t fully understand right now. But one reason He showed as I read 2 Corinthians 3: 17-18:

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

I need the Spirit of the Lord for a whole a lot of things; but, to teach me how to love like He loves would be a blessing beyond comprehension. What is the way of love? It is found in I Corinthians 13:

Even If I speak with human fluency and angelic sounds but don’t love, I’m nothing but the groaning of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with authority, revealing mysteries, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “move,” and it moves, if I give everything I own to the poor and offer my life as a sacrifice, but don’t have love, I’ve gotten nowhere and could not boast. With out love, I’m bankrupt…

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, but keeps going to the end.

As I was reading this awesome passage, the Lord highlighted verse 11 to me saying:

When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.

Time to Grow Up

I believe God is telling me, “Annah, it’s time to grow up because I have a huge destiny in store for you. It’s time to stop holding on to past anger, bitterness, resentment and pain because they will only keep you from clearly seeing Me and the future I have for you.”

God is saying to us, “I want to use you. I want you to be part of this end-time army. You have an inheritance in Me, and that inheritance is the Kingdom–souls, healings, deliverances, and destinies. Let go and allow My Spirit to move you for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Let your heart be free! It’s not by might, nor will it happen in your own strength, but by My Spirit.”

Psalm 23:2 says, “He makes me lay down in green pastures, He leads me beside STILL waters, HE RESTORES MY SOUl;” My prayer is, “Lord restore my soul so I can be all that you put me on this Earth to be. Allow my eyes to be clear from the fog so I can see my destiny and ultimately help bring to You the inheritance that You paid such a high price for.”

Time of Covenant

In October 2006, Bob Jones, an individual I trust and who definitely hears from the Lord, had a dream. In this dream, Bob saw the Lord handing me a container with salt in it. Bob said it represented the Lord’s covenant to me. I feel released and pressed to share this dream now because I trust that others also desire to see the hope of their calling in Christ Jesus as I do. God is offering this gift to us all. Our part is to realize it, be obedient to Him, and receive from Him.

In Isaiah 49:8 the Lord says, “In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages.”

God’s Spirit is saying to us, “Come unto to Me and I will make you a covenant. I will give you souls – Draw very near to Me and I will whisper strategies; make an eternal covenant of consecration to Me now for your inheritance is purpose, joy and life eternally fulfilled!! Draw near to Me – It’s not going to always be easy, but worth it! Souls, The Kingdom…Long for it. This is worth dying for–this is worth living for.”

I personally want to love like He loves, and be moved by His compassion in order for His Spirit to work through me. I experienced this to a small degree in 2007 when I was in Africa with Heidi Baker. I was praying for children and none of them spoke English, so I really didn’t know what they needed prayer for. I would just lay my hands on them and see where God directed.

There was one little girl whom I prayed for, and as soon as I put my hands on her, I began weeping uncontrollably. I had no idea why. I had no idea what to pray. But, the Lord’s compassion just poured through me as I cried. All I could THINK (because I couldn’t speak) was, “God, heal her heart…heal her heart.”

If God can use me, then He can use anybody. And He will use anybody who is willing to step aside and give Him control.

Doing Our Part

Oftentimes the Lord wakes me in the morning with a word or a phrase resounding in my spirit. In 2003, when I was living in Mississippi, I awoke to the sound of Acts 1:8:

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

A follow up confirmation occurred in 2004 as I was preparing for a move to Alabama. I had spent a large portion of this particular day up and down my apartment stairs moving all of the clothes I owned from my closet to my car. As I was completing my final trip downstairs, I noticed a huge beach ball stuck under my car. As I came closer to it, I noticed it was a blow up globe of the world.

Part of the Lord’s purpose for this was to confirm His undying love for the world. He wants His birthright– the lost, the religious, the rebellious, and the world. My hope and prayer is that I will do my part; whatever that looks like, wherever that takes me…. I just want to do my part!
annah@ @whitedoveministries.org