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During the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on July 28, a giant mechanical bull with glowing red eyes was rolled out into the center of Alexander Stadium. The bull was approximately 10 meters high, and it took more than five months to build. It had been given the nickname “Raging Bull,” and it absolutely dwarfed all of the human participants that were involved in the performance.
The “hero” of the opening ceremony, a character known as Stella, calmed the creature down and then all of the human performers gathered around the giant bull and literally began to bow down and worship it. I have seen a lot of really weird things in recent years, but I have never seen anything quite like this.
Recently while in worship, I was talking to the Lord when this prophetic flow began to come forth. I took out my phone and pressed record. This is the transcription of that word I received:
“God, I see the firebrands rising up. God, I see the firebrands rising up. I see the hot coals being released. I see the hot coals being released. What am I seeing, Lord? What is it that You would say? What is it that You would say to this generation?”
“Come out and be separated! Come out and be separated!” says the Lord. “Come out and be separated!” says the Lord. “For I’m removing the Baals from the lips of this generation,” says the Lord. “I am, in this hour, putting fresh, hot coals on the tongues of My people that have been afraid to speak, that have been muzzled, that have felt the spirit of Python around their necks, choking them into submission and silence.
This past weekend I preached at The Roads Church, a charismatic congregation located in the tiny town of Norris City, Illinois. Located amid cornfields, the population is only 1,325, but almost that many people visit the church on weekends. They come from all over southern Illinois and Indiana, some driving an hour because the Holy Spirit is doing miracles there.
It’s thrilling to see the spiritual hunger of the people in Norris City. Every morning members of the church gather to pray for God’s presence to visit their region, and Pastor Chad Everett and his team have planted two satellite congregations in Mount Carmel (45 miles away) and Carlinville (155 miles away) because people in those towns want more of the Holy Spirit.
On Sunday, I preached from 1 Kings 18, when Elijah called down fire from heaven and prayed for an end to a three-year drought. I reminded everyone that when things grow spiritually dark, as they did during the reign of Ahab and Jezebel, God is willing to bring a holy interruption. The Lord didn’t allow the prophets of Baal to defeat Israel; He sent a visible demonstration of His power that caused everyone to fall on their faces and say, “The Lord, He is God” (1 Kings 18:39.)
Watch this amazing prophetic declaration given on Aug. 3 in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., by apostle and prophet Tim Sheets, the pastor of Oasis Church in Ohio.
Our God in the Heavens Does Whatever He Pleases
“Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases” (Ps. 115:3).
I am in full agreement with the prophetic word by Tim Sheets. “Bold,” is the prophetic word the Lord is speaking to the church today. I believe the day has come where God is bringing a complete turnaround for our nation and we are to be a part of that. It is exciting to watch what God is doing right now as false idols are falling. Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court. This and other recent decisions the Supreme Court has made and are about to make are truly exciting!
In the month of August, God is bringing swift turnarounds so that your hard places will become a wide-open field.
God is bringing about divine connections in order to strengthen the body of Christ. He is releasing faith for radical generosity, divine strategy to champion others and solutions for meeting the needs of the disenfranchised.
This month, draw close to the Holy Spirit and listen to His whispers. He will guide you as you take bold steps of faith and meet you in your courage.