Got back up at 5:30 with the Word of the LORD for the apostolic leaders, fathers, saints, and apostolic- prophetic company for the greater Houston region:
Houston and the surrounding region and radius of 100-150 miles has been at a “prophetic standstill” due to an “impasse with has resulted in an issue” with moving from the “pastoral and prophetic dimension” to embracing a full fivefold “Apostolic-minded” fathering leadership because of being “spiritually paralyzed!”
First of all, the city of Houston has not fulfilled it’s apostolic mandate due to an old religious mindset that has left the “church in the city” impotent because of comparison, competition, and confusion! GOD is not the “Author of confusion but of peace.” The strongman has lodged a stronghold in the city that has resulted in a “Spirit of strife”, division, and jealousy! For where envy and strife (self-seeking) is, there is confusion and every evil work. (James 3:16) JAMES 4:6,7- But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Matt. 12:26-30- Jesus said to them, “If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? “And if I cast out demons by beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, Surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. “Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”
Secondly, since Houston is an “apostolic regional center”, it’s calling is to embrace the greater region and apostles and prophets to emerge from around the city to bring great strength and release to the churches. Yet, we are a “city divided against itself” and every city or house divided against itself cannot stand! (Matt. 12:25) Houston’s destiny is to be a CITY SET ON A HILL THAT CANNOT BE HIDDEN. (MATT. 5:14b) Because of the Spirit of religion that is fear based and motivated, the church has become “territorial” and therefore lacks in prophetic discernment how to embrace apostles and the current apostolic movement!!
We are spiritually behind cities like Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio in fulfilling our mission because of the stronghold of fear and confusion. The opposite of fear is not faith, but LOVE! I. JOHN 4:16-21- GOD IS LOVE, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out all fear, because fear has torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him, because He FIRST loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
I must stop now and release this in the atmosphere of the region! Upon visiting with my apostolic father last month, I received a powerful prayer from him of the “commanded blessing” from Mount Zion! Ps. 50:1-3- The Mighty One, God the LORD, has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. OUT OF ZION, THE PERFECTION OF BEAUTY, GOD HAS SHINED. Our GOD shall come and not keep silent. A fire shall devour before Him, an it shall be very tempestuous all around Him.
The key is Psalms 133:1-3- Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in UNITY! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; FOR THERE THE LORD COMMANDED THE BLESSING, EVEN LIFE FOREVER MORE.
We are to stand WITH THE AUTHORITY OF “FATHERS HEART” in HOUSTON, A HABITATION OF GOD TO BE A HUB (H.ouston’s U.nified B.rethren) with those who are walking in agreement that the “kingdom of God” is the stronger one and the strong man that has dominated the house (spirit of religion and pride) in Houston has been identified and set on notice that he is legally “evicted” from the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground (support) of the truth. (I. Tim. 3:15)
Let us arise and GO FORTH FROM HERE….