This year’s Ears2Hear Summit (January 19-21) was completely different than any other one we have held! While not as large as last year’s, (which was our largest ever), still a very good group of prayer leaders gathered at Spencer Castle in Victoria and were overwhelmed with the warmth of the Church in Victoria’s hospitality.
As we have gathered we always have tremendous times of prayer, worship and prophecy and also typically have teaching, updates and guests sharing on important topics for national prayer. However, this year, our seventh Summit, the Lord directed our entire time to one focus; get ready for revival.
How are we being asked to get ready for revival?
There is the obvious and practical work of getting ready for heightened evangelism and discipling that applies to the whole Church, but there is specific work of preparation for the prayer movement as well. These were some of the ways the Lord highlighted we should now be preparing:
by Patricia King
On January 31 at 5:55 a.m. during a time of prayer, devotion, and preparation for our Shiloh service where I was going to share my Sunday morning message titled “There’s Revival in the Air”, I had a heavenly encounter. Here is the account:
The Golden Ladder (Genesis 28:10-17)
I was on a moving golden ladder/stairway ascending into heaven. The Lord’s voice spoke: “I am taking you to new levels”. (This was interesting to me because I had just finished teaching a two-day mentoring seminar called “New Levels of Intercession”.)
I arrived in the heavenly dimension and felt “weightless” – very light and without burden. The Lord’s voice spoke: “I will show you things that you know not”.
Waiting in the Corridor
Immediately I was in a corridor in front of a door. Although the corridor had a degree of glory in its atmosphere, the sign on the door said REVIVAL and produced an unquenchable passion in me to enter. An angel stood outside the door guarding the room. Some were approaching the door but could not enter because they did not have the right key. I saw one approach with a key called HOPE. The angel smiled and said, “This key will not give you entrance into the room but you can wait here in the corridor outside the room. Stay close to the door.” Another came with a key called DESPERATION. Again the angel said, “This will not permit you to enter.” Yet another came with a key called EXPECTATION. The angel communicated, “You are very close. Remain here at my side.”
The Key that Opened the Door
Many others came with various keys but none of them were able to open the door. The corridor was full of people waiting and longing to enter the room. One approached the angel showing the key called FAITH-FILLED PRAYERS. The angel’s face lit up and proclaimed, “This is the key that will open the door”…. And the door opened.
The room was full of light, glory, beauty, and the essence of a holy fire. The atmosphere was pure love and holiness… joy. Everyone who had previously stood waiting in the corridor were now immersed in the glory of the room called REVIVAL.
The glory was not contained in the room. I saw a river of revival flow from the room flooding the corridor and moving rapidly into the earth. Individuals who had no keys in their hands previously were being swept into the current of the river. Some were elated and others were shocked and in wonderment. Others were standing on the banks of the river angry and offended, attempting to stop the river. Some of the resistant ones however were swept into the river and carried by its current as their anger and offense was dissolved in the river. The river was unstoppable.
The room was full of people and the power in the room was so weighty…it was the power of love, purity… it was fire and it was glory…it was rain and it was light. It was everything! SO intense was the atmosphere. Those in the room were experiencing a weight of great glory and those outside the room were being powerfully impacted by the river that flowed from the room. I then saw the river break off into tributaries …many tributaries. The river was filling the earth!
The Corridor of Revivals
The Lord then walked me through what was called THE CORRIDOR OF REVIVALS. On the walls were large framed photos of past revivals and each photo was like a door you could enter and explore. Some of the ones I saw were The Moravian Revival, First and Second Great Awakenings, Maria Woodworth Etter Revivals, Welsh Revival, Azusa Street, Aimee Semple McPherson Revivals, Kathryn Khulman, the Toronto outpouring and many more… I then saw Him hanging another framed photo on the wall of this corridor… a new revival…
End of encounter.
“The Lord says, ‘I have prepared a revival for you, an outpouring of My Spirit that will be filled with My glory, My fire, My love. Birth this outpouring with the key of FAITH-FILLED PRAYERS. When you see the first signs, continue to pray and continue to birth. Do not simply remain in the corridor that has a measure of glory but press through with passionate faith-filled prayer and enter the room called REVIVAL. I will show you things that you know not. I will reveal kingdom mysteries to you in this season. I will demonstrate My power and there will be a great harvest as the river of revival goes to the nations. Partner with Me for I desire to pour out My Spirit in a new wave upon the earth in this hour. The keys of HOPE, DESPERATION, and EXCPECTATION are important keys that will position you in the corridor but it is the key of FAITH-FILLED PRAYERS that will open the door to the fullness of what I have for you...for all.”
Key Scriptures that were quickened to me after the encounter:
Ezekiel 47:1 – 4,9,10,12 NASB
(1) Then he brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. (2) He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side. (3) When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. (4)Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins.
(5) Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded. (9)"It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes.
(10)"And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many. (12) "By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing."
Revelation 22:1-2 NASB
(1) Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, (2) in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
1 Kings 18:41-46 NASB
(41) Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower." (42) So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. (43) He said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked and said, "There is nothing." And he said, "Go back" seven times.
(44) It came about at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a cloud as small as a man's hand is coming up from the sea." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.'" (45) In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. (46) Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.
James 5:17,18 NASB
(17) Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. (18) Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
Revelation 4:1 NASB
(1) 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."
Patricia King Ministries
By Sara Maynard
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Cor: 2:2
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:17,18
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… Rom 1:16
and the depths of fellowship with one another, and intimacy with Christ that comes out of Phil 3:10 (..the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings).
2) A year where the gospel will be fully unveiled. First to the Church, with the revelation of the cross and the power of the gospel to absolutely transform (and keep on transforming) hearts, lives and society pouring in and awakening the sleeping Bride. Secondly to the nation, as the Church awakens to this revelation, evangelism will erupt and extraordinary harvest begin, in fact we are beginning to see the initial signs of this already. This revelation will be as compelling and revolutionary as the Father’s heart revelation that came to the Church in the 90s.
3) A year where the cross brings unity, but also division. Deeper unity around the cross will transcend denominations, racial strife, cultural differences. Unity that goes beyond man centered unity to unity that’s truly Jesus centered. Maturing beyond doing stuff together, and being fellow-workers to the place of hearts and spirits are joined in holy koinonia and communion. Unity that’s abounding in deep love, being willing to serve and even suffer for one another. But at the same time, the Church will struggle with division as some will pull away in offense and confusion, rebuking the work of the cross, even teaching that we are not called to carry the cross. Mt 16:22-24
4) A year where worship explodes. Songs steeped in the wonder of the cross and the greatness of the gospel of His kingdom, will lift high Jesus in new language and awe. A great awakening of sustained worship will result and the power of God will flow to heal, deliver, encounter, and save in the midst of the worship. "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” Jn 12:32
I don’t believe this renewed emphasis on the cross is an event that will be contained in 2016, but will begin in greater ways this year and continue on. Glorious days are before us, the praying Church has much to contend for!!
By Kirk Smith
Kirk Smith, Director of Eastgate House of Prayer in Saint John releases this vital call to prayer + fasting.
September 13th- October 22nd.
Consider participating in any way you can, ask the Lord for how you are to join in.
Please share this link on Twitter, Facebook, with your congregation and friends.
By: Cindy Jacobs
Aug 13, 2015, in Toronto
You have come to the tipping point season where either the nation will continue to move in a season of prosperity or begin to see the economy significantly weaken, I am giving you a window to shift the election. If My people will fall on their knees I will give you a great voice of reconciliation and grace in which you will be a voice even to the EU in their time of crisis.
The enemy hates the role that Canada has been called to play redemptively and is seeking to place a leader whose policies will cause the value of the dollar to fall into a decline. This will affect the real estate market as well.
The Latino vote will be very significant in the Toronto area and be a swing voting bloc.Be on guard against terrorism even in the rural areas as ISIS will attempt to hit "soft targets”. Also, racial strife will stir and there will be pockets of rioting from different ethnic communities. Pastors can mitigate against this by once again making a concerted effort to reach out even into the East Indian communities.
However, there is a rumbling of an awakening in the unseen realm and a new generation of righteous leaders are arising who walk in great integrity and holiness. The pastors of the nation will also experience a refreshing and strengthening from The Lord as My power flows like a river from the church into the nation. A revelation will come into the church that it is called to both heal and disciple nations. Churches will encourage their leaders to run for public offices both governmentally and in the school systems.
There will also be a fresh wave of evangelism that comes to the nation that releases both revival and reformation. A national evangelism campaign will take place that will bring unity in the church as Evangelicals, Charismatics, and Pentecostals work together to see the nation saved.
Thus will be combined with a an emphasis from the church to feed the poor and eradicate poverty. The church will also awaken to the need to incorporate social justice issues and the nation will listen and politicians will even espouse the policies that are put forth from national Christian leaders.
By Kathi Pelton
June 12, 2015
I woke up at 4:44 this a.m. and was taken directly into a vision. The vision was of an out-of-control wildfire burning in Canada. It was creating a wind that was shifting things and the movement was demonically strategic. I immediately understood that this was regarding the upcoming elections and that this was an unholy fire that the enemy had set to change the landscape of the nation. This fire was already burning and had taken key land but had not taken Ottawa.
Then I heard the words, "Build a fire line around Ottawa of prayer and worship." I saw this fire line being set and it was not only able to stop this fire from taking the government (Ottawa) but it caused the fire to be turned back upon the enemy's camp which created a "turn around" wind that brought God's order back. The fire line was a controlled burn, intentional and prevention burn.
I also kept seeing the peace tower...hearing the words, "Protect My tower of peace." That may be strategic wording about not getting into fear but not sure if there is more regarding that.
A couple of things about waking up at 4:44 (the vision occurred between 4:43 and 4:44).The Holy Spirit highlighted to me an interesting fact: it was in 444 BC that the decree of Nehemiah to rebuild the wall was given. I also sensed Isaiah 4:44 and Psalm 44:4 for Canada right now
Is. 4:43-44 says: For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessings on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.
Psalm 44:3-4 says: It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory;it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them. You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob.
"Delight yourself also in the Lord,
By: Rev. Peggy Kennedy
"Expired desires"...those are the two words that I heard...coming out of my mouth! Come with me into that moment. I was speaking from II Kings 4:8-17. The Shunammite woman is a classic example of how the double-portion anointing that Elisha carried deals with a mentality of limitations. She is also a very vivid example to us of one who chooses to be involved with God and His plans in her generation. Likely you know her story. I know it well. However, within this moment I was hearing something new -- brand new -- from the Lord. I knew the concept but it was those two words that were now compelling my attention. What a thought! The Spirit was expressing to me and throughme that He is now addressing desires that I would declare to have "expired!" They formerly were lively in the focus of my heart but had been relegated to another list and stamped "expired!"
The marvel is that the anointing carried and now released through Elisha is reaching into that folder and declaring that the desire has not only not expired but is about to be fulfilled! Tenderly mindful of her desire, the Lord is about to fulfill it in a manner that will "bear fruit" in a sphere of influence far beyond herself. This desire is really so much more than about her! Rather, this "birthing" is for the sake of a nation as a testimony that will resound even to government levels and bring glory to the Lord! Just look ahead to II Kings 8 to see that unfold. The Shunammite woman is not alone in this amazing, divine dealing. A childless Abraham with his aged wife would understand! So would Zachariah and Elizabeth: he told the angel Gabriel all about that when he was being encountered regarding the birth of an announced son, John. All three of these "birthings" carry that shared element of sovereign activation. The seeming unfulfilled desire would now be realized for the advance of the purposes of the Lord and would bring Him glory!
As you read this, you perhaps can enter into the experience of any three of these examples but especially of the Shunammite woman who counters the announcement with the plea, "Don't mislead your servant!" She will further define her upheaval of emotions by saying, "Didn't I tell you, 'Don't raise my hopes'?" (II Kings 4:16,28) But the evidence is there; this has now become for me an announcement that the Spirit really is reaching into the dusty, musty files of "expired desires" and calling them forth for the sake of this hour of kingdom advance. Be ready for His divine dealings with our disappointments...He's scheduling appointments! Get ready to allow Him to revisit that file. This unique hour in God will bring the manifestation of what we had long since discarded. He really is tenderly mindful of our desires that have been purified through surrender. He has, in fact, held the key to the safety deposit box. And, He is now unlocking that deposit for the sake of the fame of His Name! Yes, Lord!
Winnipeg’s civic elections were held in late October and God got involved!
Even though there were seven candidates running for mayor the choice looked like it had already been made, as one candidate was well ahead in all the polls and it seemed there would be no stopping her. The media was forecasting an easy win.
But what seems to be a sure thing naturally isn’t always what God wants and the prayer leaders of Winnipeg ask the prophets to seek the Lord for who He wanted as Winnipeg’s mayor. Without exception, everyone returned with the same answer, they believed Brian Bowman was God’s choice. However, he was well back in the polls, it would take a miracle for him to be mayor, so prayer began to rise. The last Pray Winnipeg meeting especially, strong prayer rose from united hearts and the team pressed in with faith, asking God to sent him in as the next mayor.
Even the day before the election, some of the leaders in Winnipeg saw how the final polls looked and declared if Brian Bowman got elected it would be a miracle! Well, miracles happen, and in this country, they keep happening in elections!
On October 22, Mayor Brian Bowman was swept into office with a landslide victory of 48% of the vote. He stunned everyone when all the final numbers were tallied, as he had won 111,504 votes, and his nearest competitor, who had been expected to win the election, only had 58,440. What an answer to prayer!
Mayor Brian Bowman is also Winnipeg’s first Métis mayor, which is a huge breakthrough.
On another note, a pastor who had ministered for years in Winnipeg and was a part of the City-Wide Pastors Prayer network felt the Lord told him to resign from his church and run for council in his riding during this same election. He ran and won. One of the first things that the new mayor did was appoint him as the head of the committee that oversees the police department. Our police chief is a Spirit filled man of God who is working to see righteousness reign in our city. The city pastors pray with him on a regular basis. Every week during the year, one church has taken on the assignment of praying every day for him. Now, the former pastor and the police chief will be working very closely together to fulfill God’s mandate for Winnipeg.
We have taken Cindy Jacobs word very seriously about the First Nations people in Manitoba coming into their rightful place and we see the Lord’s hand orchestrating this into being.
I hope that this raises your faith level to pray for huge intervention in our upcoming National Election next October, our God answers prayer!
Ruth Wall, on behalf of the Winnipeg City Intercessors.
by: Keith Miners
I am moving my church into the season of summer. This season will continue through the coming natural season of fall, the natural season of winter, the natural season of spring. The season of summer will linger through other natural seasons. Do not see fall arrive and think the church has moved into fall. Give me your schedules so that you are available to Me. Do not just resume normal fall routine, but plan to live in the availability of summer, the total availability of gathering and reaping.
My church is familiar with the season of fall where the time is spent hunkering down for the days ahead. My church is familiar with the season of winter, of hunkering down and letting things die away. My church likes the season of spring,"lo the winter is past, the sound of singing is heard,come away with Me." My church likes the newness of spring, fresh starts, new beginnings, promises of things to come.
Summer is the time of fulfillment, of moving from promise to fulfillment, moving from blossom, the promise of fruit, to fruit, the arrival of fruit, much fruit; moving from sowing to harvest. It can seem easier to continue to sow rather than the expectation of the labour of harvest. It's time to expect the fulness of harvest, to plan to harvest and move into the harvest. Do not be surprised by the size of the harvest, there has been much sowing, time to reap.The heat of summer brings it's own storms. It brings long, lingering days, days to linger in My Presence, to walk with Me again in the cool of the evening. To enjoy the heat of the fire of My Presence. For those in My church who embrace this season it will endure through many,many natural seasons.
About these words...
Ears2Hear loves and honors Canada's prophets! Listening to the prophets is of course a key part of listening to what the Spirit is saying to the Church. We walk closely with the Canadian Prophetic Council, and so generally publish words the CPC is releasing.