Is it really that hard to believe?

All living things are built with DNA encoding which is the instructions for cells to become the life form that the DNA has determined it to be. All cells are made up of compounds, chemicals, and minerals that are ultimately found in simple dirt. If you put a seed into the ground it will become what its DNA encoding was inside the seed, it could be the most poisonous plant in the world or the most nutritious vegetable, it could be a giant oak tree or a blade of grass, and all of these draw their building blocks from dirt and water as they grow, and when they die they eventually become dirt again. The Bible says that God made man from the dirt of the ground and true to the Word we can find all of our composition contained in the right handful of dirt, also that all things living are made up of DNA, and cells no matter what life form it is or what environment it inhabits…..Is it really that hard to see God in all of this, is it really that far out there?

Taking Ground

Taking Ground – Intercessory Prayer Conference

When – Friday and Saturday June 10th and 11th Starting at 10am Friday morning.

Where - Church in Motion 1099 Queen Ave. S.W. Albany Oregon 97322 (Across the street from West Albany High School)

How much? – It’s free to all, an offering will be taken during the meeting but there is no charge for the conference or any materials.

Conference Focus -The Taking Ground Prayer Conference will focus on the power of intense intercession over our cities, the organizing of effective prayer strategies, and intercession teams to win those cities for the Kingdom. We are actually going to teach the dynamics of spiritual warfare, prayer walking, and prayer mapping your city as well as ways to focus on the biggest issues in those areas. We are not just looking to pray for our cities we are looking to win those cities for Christ and to see a powerful awakening of the Gospel in our Nation!

The conference will have three sessions on Friday, then Saturday morning at 10:00am we will start off with a prayer walking event  that will lead into worship and intercession Saturday afternoon. The sessions are as follows.

Friday Session 1 - 10:00am – 1:00pm – Warfare intercession – In this session we will be talking about waking up, encouraging, or stirring up the intercessory warrior in all of us. We don’t just want to pray for our cities we want to win them! We want to take ground for the Kingdom of God and we realize that passive half hearted prayer will never accomplish that. If you come for nothing else, come to learn or be encouraged to war in the spirit. We will have special guest Melvia Cunningham to help lead us in prayer/warfare. Melvia is a spiritual bundle of dynamite, literally a lot of power in a small package. Melvia comes to us from Portland Oregon and has spent the majority of her life taking ground in intercession.

Friday Lunch - 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Lunch will be Provided in our fellowship hall)

Friday Session 2 -  2:00pm – 4:00pm -  Prayer mapping and prayer walking your city, strategies for effectively changing your city spiritually and winning your city for the Kingdom of God. This session will be specifically aimed at equipping the Church with established and creative ways to approach city wide intercession. We will also have special guest speakers Pastor Daniel and Melinda Koehler from Tanzania Africa who will share testimonies and strategy that they have employed in over thirty years of ministry in Central and Eastern Africa.

Friday Dinner Break - 4:00pm – 6:30pm  (on your own)

Friday Evening Session - 7:00pm – Oh this is gonna be good!!!! Worship – prophetic prayer – with an emphasis on personal ministry. We are literally going to stir up the gift of God in each other, as well as believing God for a powerful impartation of intercessory prayer in His Church!

1 Timothy 4:14 “Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by
prophecy by with the laying on of hands of the elders.”

2 Timothy 1:6-7 “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God, which is in
you by the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of
power and of love and a sound mind.”

Saturday June 11th – Morning session – 10:30am – We will have a time of worship and instruction and then will will prayer walk our local neighborhoods putting prayer into action!

Saturday Lunch – 1:00pm – 2:00pm  (lunch will be provided in our fellowship hall)

Saturday Worship and Intercession – 2:00pm – We will be going into a time of Worship and intercession at the Church while some teams will be continuing to prayer walk our city. We wanted to announce a time that this would end, but we are really believing God for amazing testimonies of what happens during the prayer walks. Please come to this conference believing God for big things! We want to see Churches and prayer teams all across our across our City, State, and Nation, catch a vision for what God can do through a Church that is intent on seeing the Kingdom of Heaven loosed on Earth!




Lord, rescue me - Prophetic teaching, Biblical Truth, Edification -- Lord Rescue Me! Spiritual Warfare Trials Faith Prayer Help In Time Of TroubleHow many times have we found ourselves distraught and overcome by the difficulties that are happening in our lives? It is hard to endure and always seems to go on longer than it should. We are desperate. We cry out to God for victory. Lord, make it all just go away.

To use a cliché, “Life is not easy”. The Lord never promised us it would be.
Good news is that when we stay under the umbrella of God’s protection, His care and His instruction- we can carry on in victory. This all hinges on what we choose though.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are saved. Proverbs 18:10

What does that mean to run to the name of the Lord?
How would we be saved by His name?
Because of what Jesus did for us, we can come to the Father and petition Him in the name of Jesus. Without the name of Jesus Christ, without the finished work of Jesus, we cannot approach God.
There is no other Name by which we are saved.

It is through Jesus that we are saved from our sins. We must first repent of those sins before we can be rescued. When we come to Him humbly repenting, the good news is that He is faithful and just to forgive us. Every time.

When we reject Jesus, we choose death and destruction.
When we choose Jesus, we choose life.
So, follow God’s way, it leads to abundant life. - Prophetic teaching, Biblical Truth, Edification -- Lord Rescue Me! Spiritual Warfare Trials Faith Prayer Help In Time Of Trouble

The Beginning of the End (A challenge)

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything on Zionfire. I have wanted to put up a new posting for a long time but what I wanted to post seemed to be so out of place on this site. Most of what I have posted here is Biblical or Spiritual revelation and most of that has been topics that have been either tough or challenging for the Church. Although it is ironic that most of what I have posted doesn’t seem to be as challenging for those outside the Church.
Today I wanted to address something a little ‘outside the box’. So I will begin by saying that unless you have been living in another dimension, in a coma, or totally asleep for the last 10 or 20 years, you will notice that the United States and the rest of the ‘civilized’ world is on a crash course with a New World Order. We as Christians know that the end times are coming just as the book of Revelation, Daniel, Amos, and many other Prophets have revealed. Some Christians think that these times are a long way off and we wont see these things during our life on Earth. My response to that is, “are you absolutely deaf, blind, and spiritually dead!!!!!” For one it is hard for me to believe that there is a people that are so focused on themselves and their own personal safety and comfort that they would want their children or grandchildren to face the anti-christ and the New World Government so they didn’t have to. Secondly if you have read the Word of God concerning the events of the end times then you know without a shadow of a doubt that we are seeing these events unfold before our very eyes.
Also for many of you who have studied the history of the United States, and Europe you know that there have been a great number of events that have already occurred over the last few hundred years that have set the stage for a World with the technology and ability for a few extremely wicked and satanically controlled people to rule the World. I would really like to write lengthy articles(I still may do that) and make a few videos on the subject, but I thought I would open this can of worms with a challenge. This is a challenge to those who believe that we are living in the end times(or the beginning of the end, if you wish) and to those who do not believe it, but are open to listening to another point of view.
I am going to post a series of videos that explain to anyone the true condition of America and the rest of the World. These videos will explain many of the conditions of our Governments, financial systems, and social ideologies that are making it possible for us to fall so hard, so fast. I mean have you ever wondered why a ‘free’ Country like America with such a strong Constitution and Bill of Rights could completely unravel into a Socialist tyranny throwing away their inalienable rights for ridiculous lies, and do it all in one generation? Why are we not putting up more of a fight? Have even we who believe been mentally trained to lay down all that we love and hold dear to go along with this wicked plan?
I challenge you as I took this very same challenge myself a couple of years ago, to watch these videos and discover what I did. See if you can watch these videos and walk away unchanged in your mind and in your heart.
Some will question why I would post something like this on a site dedicated to Gospel teaching and truth, but I will tell you that I feel an overwhelming sense of urgency to tell people what is happening and to expose what has been overtaking us for so long.

Video 1)  Agenda 21 the grinding down of America

Video 2) The Fall of the Republic (full version)

Video 3) America Freedom to Fascism

Video 4) Iron Mountain – The Blueprint for tyranny

In addition to these four Documentaries I also want to add two more. These two documentaries are shorter and are specifically aimed at teaching us what happened and how it happened step-by-step so that all the blanks are filled. It was just a few years ago that I began learning about all this stuff and my eyes were really opened up as to what was happening in the World around me, giving me a new sense of urgency about the times in which we live. Some people will argue that we should focus on the ‘positive’ things and not worry about the ‘scary’ things that are going on around us. Well all I have to say is that if we really are a people of faith then our reaction to truth will not be fear, and we will not need sweet little lies to keep our spirit happy(what kind of spirit is that anyway). So if you are like me and really like detailed teaching on the things you learning then you will really like these two short documentaries. I will say as a kind of warning from the get go that the second documentary ‘The collapse of the American dream’ does have a couple of references or scenes that I personally feel aren’t appropriate for children, however it never goes overboard. The reason I am including this documentary is because it is so good at explaining the truth through animation concerning exactly what has happened to the America we all believe truly existed. I guarantee you that if you take the time to even watch half of these documentaries you will begin to see what is happening to our Country in a whole new light. Then after seeing these things I challenge you to read the Book of Revelation without seeing it in a whole new light as well.

Video 5) Money as Debt

Video 6)The collapse of the American dream

A quick note about master cleanse and fasting

I believe in prayer and waiting on God as I know you all do as well. And as most of you do I also believe in prayer and fasting. To me fasting has always been a time of devoted prayer and waiting on God while cutting out every hindrance in my life that includes hobbies, projects, food or any other distracting thing(I usually drink water though, especially when fasting in the boonies). Paul even said in 1 Corinthians(1 Cor 7:5) that husbands and wives should never deny one another intimacy unless by agreement for a time of prayer and fasting. So needless to say fasting is usually a time for focusing solely on intercession and prayer and almost nothing else. ​In the last few years I have heard of some interesting fasts some of which were pretty amusing. One fast that I heard of was two guys committing to eat only milkshakes during their time of fasting. I’m not trying to knock other folks but I really think the Church especially the intercessors and prayer warriors need to get back to serious fasting and prayer appealing to Heaven for the power of God to move on Earth.
​I do know however that there are many people who just have a crazy hard time with the fasting part of prayer and fasting, I know there are times that that has been my challenge as well. So I thought I would share this video from youtube about the masters cleanse. It is a solid food fast that cleanses your body from toxins(nobody needs that more than Americans) and it helps you fast while you are praying. In fact it is kind of prophetic to detox and cleanse your body during a time of prayer, oh that the Church would be spiritually detoxed and cleansed! Any way here is the link to that video-

Masters cleanse fast

​If you are new to fasting and prayer you will find that within a couple of days of going at it that you will feel such an open connection with Heaven that the lack of food won’t matter as much. Your times of prayer will increase in intensity even if your physical energy level is not at it’s best. And wow, for me I hear the Spirit of God so much clearer while on a fast, in fact it is never a good idea to fast without a pen and note pad nearby(forget the computer it will snag you), because you will be hearing alot more than usual. And during a time of fasting your hunger for the Word of God and the revelation that you get from the Word will increase sometimes the level of that increase is very high. The only thing I would really encourage with a fast is to prepare for a fast a couple days in advance so you are free to go after God with as few hindrances and interruptions as possible. And if you have hobbies, or interests, or even idols that demand your undivided attention, do not give them any place in your life during a time of fasting(as if idols belong in your life at all),…God hates competition. ​And that is really what a fast is about it is about giving God your undivided attention, so He can give you His.

Where Did Jesus Get It? …Plagiarism in the Church

 When I sought the Lord about this topic He plainly said to look up Mark 6. Right from the first couple sentences is:

Then He [Jesus] went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands!”

Where did Jesus get the material for His teachings?

Most simply speaking, Jesus got it from scripture and the Father God.

Jesus did not try to pawn off someone’s teachings as His own- word for word or regurgitated with some new revelation spun on it. Jesus got His stuff straight from the source.

Of course, we could all say that what we sing, pray or write is our own if it originated with the Bible. That is saying, we could legitimately claim that it was our own IF that was where we actually got inspired. Today though, it is more often than not that we read something somewhere, heard a song, or whatever and had an “Aha!” moment where we wanted to spread this idea or revelation and then take credit for it. Granted there are the cases of inadvertent credit taken, but that is -not- what we are talking about here. We are talking finding a great thing and turning it out as our own or flat out trolling the internet or books and so on for material to rehash as our own.

It’s plagiarism. It’s deception, it’s self-promotion, it’s sin. It gets particularly sticky when we are talking about spiritual things, as we are today. After all, everyone can read the Bible and get the same message out of a portion of scripture then teach about it.

For example: We hear someone give a sermon and it inspires us to share it. That is good to do if we say we heard a sermon and so and so person said such and such. It is plagiarism when we are inspired by someone’s sermon and then re-fabricate it and share it as our own revelation.

What is the difference? Motive. 

Why is this happening in the Church?

In a nutshell, the hard truth is that the Church is not going to the source: the Lord. The Church is complacent and out of shape. She does not know how to talk to God or listen to Him. She never reads her Bible anymore. How can she hear if the Church rarely or never converses with the Lord or seeks His face? We already know the answer. She cannot.

How have you seen this issue play out in the Church?

Have you made this mistake before?