May 2013

Paul Keith & Wanda Davis

Greetings friends,

I trust this newsletter finds you blessed and moving forward into the achievement of your destiny.

This has been a very interesting year for us. The Lord has called me aside for the majority of this year into a time of sabbatical from travel. We are very grateful for those of you that pray for us and especially those that provide support during this downtime.

It has allowed a wonderful opportunity to dig deeper into the Scriptures and also provide us with the opportunity to share with our Internet family through the “Voice of the Bride” webinars. It is been a great joy and wonderful opportunity for me to impart the revelations the Lord has entrusted to us through this format in a more concise and deep way.

Very often it is difficult to do that in a conference or church setting. Many have also enjoyed the ability to ask questions relevant to the subject matter. This provides a wonderful tool to make certain the message is conveyed in an understandable way. I hope many of you can join us. The schedule can be found on our website.

Clearly we all recognize that something is brewing in the realm of the Spirit. It is our prayer that each of you are saturated in God’s favor and blessings.

Kindest regards and blessings,

Paul Keith & Wanda

Evening Time Light

Paul Keith Davis

This is perhaps the most important generation in human history with the single exception of the era that witnessed the Lord’s ministry, death and resurrection. These are both sobering and exciting times requiring our full attention and sincere responses as we function as spiritual messengers to prepare a generation of champions as vessels of honor postured for the Lord’s coming.

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. –2 Timothy 2:20-21

The end-time scenario is beginning to take shape and the players are starting to take their position in the dramatic unfolding of events prophetically observed by prophets throughout history. Hunger and desire to become vessels of honor is being imparted to those heeding the call to get ready. It is our prayer that each person will respond with favor and give the Holy Spirit permission to fully clothe them with Himself and the revelation of His Word, making us the instruments of His warfare and “useful for the Master and prepared for every good work.”

This generation has the exceptional privilege to live in the day when the Lord demonstrates Himself and His glory in ways never experienced in any prior age. The preparation of recent years has been to make ready a people for His own possession who will bear His image and exhibit His redemption. In order to carry the mantles of glory and power reserved for this company, we must have resident in us His divine nature and adorned in His garments of salvation and righteousness.

I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. –Isaiah 61:10-11)

Clothed in Truth

There are garments specifically designed for our unique generation and profoundly adequate to overpower the spiritual darkness the Scriptures point out will permeate the time of the end. It is not because we are more deserving than any prior age, but more needy. Neither will it be because of any merits of our own but because of His lovingkindness and compassion.

We are being molded and shaped to the very image necessary to carry these sacred garments provided by the Lord Himself. By them we will manifest His glory and taste the powers of the age to come. We are to be an extension of Him and His representation on Earth. To do so, it is imperative we allow the Holy Spirit to fashion us to be perfectly formed for the garments of the “overcomer.”

The Scriptures clearly outline, directly and through types and shadows, the consecration and sanctification necessary to become vessels in whom the Lord will find His rest and through whom He will do His greater works. 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 states:

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

The Lord Himself will be profoundly present to accomplish this work. From among the various redemptive names illustrated in the Old Testament, Jehovah Shammah—The Lord Who is Present, is the one with highlighted emphasis for this hour. When the promise of this redemptive name is realized, and the Lord is fully manifested in His Bride, then He brings with Him all of the other redemptive attributes inherent in His nature.

The Lord is our— Provider, Healer, Banner, Sanctifier, Peace, Shepherd, Righteousness, Recompense, Defense as the Lord who smites, and the Lord of Hosts orchestrating the armies of God providing a canopy of protection around those who are His sons and daughters. All of His attributes will be on display in amplified form during our watch

Great Anticipation

There is a flourishing sense of anticipation and purpose in the days in which we are living. The marked increase in the intensity and focus within many Christians relates to the birthing of Kingdom purposes in our nation and throughout the earth. Some individuals are beginning to experience a measure of increase in the anointing and various expressions of outpouring to quicken and prepare us for the next wave of the Spirit.

I was recently allowed by the Spirit to witness some individuals being taken “behind the veil” and shown great and mighty things that have been reserved for the end-time.

After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven,

and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet

speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must

take place after these things.” –Revelation 4:1

The objective and commission of these individuals is to spiritually understand God’s great mysteries and their prophetic application. The messages associated with these revelatory truths will initiate the process of awakening God’s people to their high calling and create desire to be groomed for that purpose.

It is our prophetic proclamation to begin to fulfill Revelations 4:1 and Jeremiah 33:3, as many saints call upon Him that He will begin to show great and awesome things which we presently do not know. The truths associated with this reality are quite significant and provide the keys that unlock prominent mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Those who are allowed this experience will be fully sanctified—spirit, soul and body in preparation for this weighty responsibility. One of the former leaders of the great Healing Revival commented saying, “many of the leaders were functioning with overdeveloped gifting with underdeveloped character.” Of course that does not apply to all but it seems that history does support that position in all the revivals that have been lost. Nevertheless, that will not be the case in this generation preparing for the Lord’s return.

It is difficult to adequately express the importance of being clothed with the garment of humility and righteousness in the execution of this commission and the sharing of the great mysteries being imparted in this hour. Our spirit is fully redeemed and bears the righteousness of God. However, that righteousness must also be extended to our soul—mind, will, emotions, conscious and imagination. For most this is a process.

His Banner of Love

As my experience continued, the Holy Spirit revealed how the sharing of Kingdom Truths with the body of Christ was likened to the preparation of a great banqueting table being set by the Lord for His Bride. Seemingly, the “implements and banners” that were being revealed to this group somehow were utilized in the adornment of the banqueting table, particularly around the area that was clearly recognized as the “seat of honor.” Naturally, these things are shown in symbolic form to illustrate truth that will help us in the hour in which we are living and the responsibility being delegated to us by the Holy Spirit.

One of the banners particularly emphasized depicted an image of the High Priest in all of his adornment with the breast plate, golden miter and other garments. When this banner was displayed, an audible voice spoke with clarity and determined purpose and stated “My banner over you is Love.”

“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I took great delight and sat down, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He has brought me to {his} banquet hall, and his banner over me is love. –Song 2:3?4

There will be many who will be allowed to go behind the veil, to obtain and experience expressions of His Divine love that will transcend anything that we presently know. It will be a greater comprehension of His love and heavenly design for us and also a fulfillment of John 17:26… “that we may love Him with the love wherewith the Father did love Him.” His holy zeal and love for us will supply the essential spiritual provisions necessary to see us through to our promises.

This central truth is an emphasis of the Holy Spirit pointing us to a form of genuine unity with Him that will also birth in us brotherly love and fraternal affection. Jealousy and selfish ambition have no place in the joining of individuals and ministries for the purpose of pursuing a higher mandate and greater fruitfulness during the end-time generation. Throughout the church there is a relationally based alignment of people and ministries that will produce a much higher anointing and authority in the realm of the Spirit.

A Unique Day

One need only look at the evening news to discern the hour in which we are living clearly points to the many biblical prophecies foretelling and describing a day of profound significance. Just as the Bible describes, all things are being shaken so that those things which remain can stand under the scrutiny and pressure of the harvest generation.

The prophet Zechariah foretells a unique day known only to the Lord that is neither day nor night; a day in which light and darkness become apparent at the same time. A quite significant day in which individuals will become the light of the world displaying the bright and virtuous attributes of God Himself!

And it will come about in that day that there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle. For it will be a unique day which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light. –Zechariah 14:6?7

This day is so remarkable that only the Holy Spirit can make ready a company of people to meet the challenges and spiritual demands of this hour. As it is written, “at evening time it shall be light.” This is the “evening time” of human history and the light of God is about to shine.

Many of the events that have taken place throughout history have provided a rehearsal for the confrontation between light and darkness as the Holy Spirit orchestrates the training of His army. Likewise, our adversary is also providing polluted authority to those who have set themselves in opposition to the Lord Jesus and His end time mandates.

A Threefold Mandate

Clearly, there are many purposes for which we are being equipped and prepared. However, three notable divine mandates begin to emerge as our primary focus. First, our highest purpose and the one instrumental in allowing us to achieve all others purposes and mandates, is to know God as personally and intimately as He may be known. There is an open door and a call to come up higher to a place of fellowship and exchange with the Creator and establish friendship with God.

From that place of communion we begin to receive the unveiling of His nature and attributes that are not merely intellectual perceptions but revelation and comprehension of His Person. The prophet Isaiah was given the great privilege of seeing heaven’s design before the throne of God as Seraphim spoke one to another declaring “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts.”

They were allowed to see with their eyes demonstrations of His majesty and authority and give expression to it. Their words began to fill the temple with smoke and Glory by witnessing with their eyes and expressing with their lips the revelation of God sitting upon His throne in absolute and perfect supremacy and sovereignty.

As the Seraphim gave Glory to Him and He received the Glory due Him, more of his Divine attributes began to be revealed causing an even greater expression of praise and Glory. This Kingdom exchange and heavenly design continued filling the atmosphere with the Glory and illumination of God until the entire temple was saturated with the appearance and revelation of His Glory.

That is the order of Heaven that is to be transferred to the earth providing the second end-time mandate: to create an atmosphere on the earth that is consistent with His nature and character in which He can dwell.

If we can fulfill this mandate, all the other purposes and desires for which we long will naturally be established and achieved by His Presence and anointing resting in us. We must likewise become the instruments that create a similar atmosphere on earth so He can tabernacle among us and accomplish all that He has foretold for this generation.

The third mandate for winning the lost and healing the sick will inherently take place because of the evident Glory of God resting on the Lord’s friends because of the close encounters they have with Him. We are given the incredible opportunity in this generation to function under the principles of the Kingdom of Heaven and experience intimacy with God and demonstrate the power of the age to come.

The Bride and Her Life of Prayer

Natalie Victoria Davis

What does living the life of an intercessor look like? What would life look like if we postured ourselves as “victorious ones” and declared the heart of God into this natural realm?

When we yield our lives before Christ in prayer, He is then able to impart to us His heart of intercession. Inspired intercession is knowing God’s plans and desires and declaring His will until it comes to pass. We can never give up or lose hope. Instead we stand on His promises and prophesy them into the unseen realm until they become reality in the natural realm.

Matthew 21:22 states, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.’’ If God has given us a blueprint of something, then we must have the faith to believe it will happen. We must stop believing by what we see, but believing by what God has showed us.

Communion with God

Prayer is one of the greatest spiritual resources at our disposal. Prayer is a way of communication with the Lord. Through prayer we are able to confess our sins, pray for the sick, bless others, and give thanks; communion with God is more fully facilitated by being personal with the Lord. But most importantly it is a way for us to express God’s heart. 1 John 5:14-15 states:

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

When we are in that place of intimacy with God, we can hear His heart. We are able to feel what He is doing and the season He is bringing us into. He is able to show us the things of the future and from that place decree them with greater authority. The time is crucial for us to begin to speak the hidden things of the Lord into existence, even if at the time we are experiencing difficulty and hardships. We are called to live a victorious life speaking as though our Father is speaking

As it says in Mark 11:24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

That is a clear statement! When our relationship is secure in Him, our desire would only be to ask those things according to His heart and purpose.

Overcoming in Prayer

For me, at times a strong prayer life has been a struggle. I have a tendency to be preoccupied with my “to do” list. I would often spend my prayer time going down my everyday list of prayers. I was familiar with my routine prayer life, but I was missing out on the best part, listening to Him and being still and available to hear what He is saying. He has taught me through this process to clear my mind, call my spirit to attention and put my focus on Him. It is like breathing in the breath of God.

Prayer is not just about asking for things, although there is a place for that, there is much more to prayer. Prayer is being near God and coming before Him with an open heart. It is a place of opening our spiritual ears to hear Him and meditating on His Goodness. It is declaring who He is and the power of His great glory. He is the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords; He is the Prince of Peace, the Son of God; He is the Messiah. Imagine how much the enemy trembles every time you say those words, and how much more in love with Him you become.

The Hidden Life

I believe a powerful prayer life is such a struggle because the enemy knows it is a key that draws us closer to the Lord. The Bride of Christ is to have Bridal intercession. I love the story of Esther where she was hidden away for 12 months in preparation for being presented before the King. It is amazing how she presented her case before him by trusting that his love for her would sway him into agreement with her noble request.

That is the mantle of the Bride of Christ! His great love for her will compel Him towards her righteous prayers. But we must first draw close to Him and have our hearts transformed into His. Our ultimate goal is be like Him and do the works He did. That is my deep desire. Along with being perfected as we enter into a place of rest in the presence of His Glory.

I believe living as a Bridal intercessor is knowing who you are without doubt or fear. We are Sons and Daughters of God by his amazing grace. We have the blood of Jesus flowing through us. By His blood we overcome the darkness of this world. I believe far too many in the church have limited themselves and limited God.

Although many may not feel as though they are called and equipped to this deep intercessory ministry, we must be reminded of the Spirit’s admonition in Colossian 1:27:

To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Christ in us is our hope of Glory. I love how someone once said, “God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” That is so true! When we are weak, He is strong. As 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 says:

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

A New Model

Many of the old models are being put away, for this is the hour to stand in faith and prophesy the new things to come. Isaiah declared in Isaiah 43:18-19:

Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

We know we have the victory over sin, death, and the darkness of this world. There is no way we are losing this battle because the Lord provided the victory through the cross. Even when things are hard, we must praise His name because what the enemy intended for evil God will turn to our good.

No one wants to go through hard things, but as it states in James 1:2-4:

Count it all joy, my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

The more we go through, the more we overcome, and the more we overcome, the greater our authority becomes. We are made perfect and complete and lacking in nothing. I believe God allows us to go through hard times because He has given us the grace to overcome it and will then give us Kingdom authority.

According to 1 Corinthians 10:13:

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

The Lord is a God of justice. Once a thief has been caught he must restore sevenfold. With this biblical principle, the enemy would have been better off leaving us alone.

Teach us to Pray

Luke 11:1 states: Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciple said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.

This has been my prayer, ” Lord, teach me how to pray”. I do not want to pray in my old ways, asking and begging. I want to come before Him as His Bride, drawing near to Him in a deep place of intimacy and just BE. When we are near Him, He is able to dwell in us more fully. From this posture everyone we encounter will be impacted by His Presence in us.

My prayer for you is that you will be encouraged to know who you are in Christ; the power that is flowing through you and your authority over sickness, distractions, or other issues of life. Our body is the temple of God and we have the right to take authority over every area of it- spirit, soul, and body.

It is my prayer that every person reading this message would be encountered by God on a deeper level and that your prayer life would be transformed into living in a place of victory. May your intimacy with Christ grow stronger than ever with a sweet desperation for more of Him and the fulfillment of Jeremiah 33:3:

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.