Move Toward Victory
At the beginning of this year, 2019, I had a strong sense that there would be a great battle raging between the power of evil and the Light Jesus brings to the world through us. We know that the power of evil loses but it doesn’t mean that the battle doesn’t become intense. We see it in the political realm and in nations that are struggling. I think of Venezuela and the challenges they are facing. It indeed is a time of battle and struggle and yet we are ever moving toward the victory that Jesus has declared over His people. He is going to show Himself strong in His Body internationally.
I just watched an interview Rowena Mondares, Communications Specialist in our Creative Services department, did with leaders of the Danville Community Lighthouse in Virginia, and a new friend of Aglow, Angie. This interview took place during the 2018 U.S. National Conference in Spokane, Washington.
First, Rowena does a fabulous job interviewing the ladies; I was so impressed with her questions. And, I enjoyed watching as she was overcome with emotion hearing firsthand what God is unfolding in Danville.
A powerful decree was made by Chuck Pierce at the 2018 U.S. National Conference in Spokane, Washington.
His decree came following the report being given at the podium of Aglow’s trip into Viet Nam earlier that year. As he listened, what he was hearing in his spirit was, “It is a move of God that has moved women from prayer warriors to apostolic-prophetic watchmen.” He went on to say, “This is a major shift and it is an identity expression that we have not seen in the past.”
I wish I could sit with you individually and have a chat. I love to hear people’s heart. I love hearing where each one is in their journey forward.
This has been a most interesting season of time with various situations taking place in our lives.
It is comforting to know that we are not alone, but surrounded by one another’s love, encouragement, and prayers.
My heart goes out to those among us who are dealing with personal illness, family illness, tragedies, and other ongoing situations that might keep a “normal” person down, but not this group! I love the way we just keep rising to meet every challenge with a determined desire to see God’s Glory manifested.
Joy to the World, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King!
As you have often heard me say, Christmas with all it brings, is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the lights. I love the sounds. I love the joy of being with friends and family and giving gifts. I love hearing hearts as we share over a meal, recalling the faithfulness of God throughout the generations.
As I have continued to process through my notes and have conversations with others that center around the messages we heard in Spokane, WA, my heart is continually overwhelmed by His Presence and His plans for Aglow worldwide.
In Richmond, VA the Lord spoke to us in powerful, confirming ways, calling us to come higher and to see as He sees. We sensed His assurances for the future as He re-mantled us, recommissioned us, and set us out once again to do His bidding.
As the International Board of Directors met together in Richmond, I made this statement, “We are living in a culminating time.” We have continued to watch world affairs unfold since then, and we can easily discern that this is a time when there is a combination of many prophetic events converging that surround our inheritance, our destiny, and the soon return of Christ.
It has been a year since God spoke profoundly to us during the 2017 Global Conference in Richmond, Virginia. When His prophetic words regarding a re-mantling and a re-commissioning of Aglow were being spoken forth, I was overwhelmed by His mighty intentions and could only say, “This is big!” And now, we find ourselves having walked through this year of transition, looking at everything carefully to see what we carry forth into the new place and what we leave behind.
I recently received a report from the Alaska State Gathering held by Mary Pomeroy, Alaska State Leader, and I wanted to share a specific session lead by Carol Martin, longtime leader in Aglow Alaska. I believe it will bring clarity to what is taking place in Aglow around the world since a major shift began last November.
Here is what Carol related:
My assignment was to share and facilitate a roundtable discussion on the “Gates of `Breakthrough,'” where we broke into Area and Lighthouse Teams. My goal was to draw from Jane’s monthly messages to the field since the Fall 2017 conference.
I felt strongly to look at the phrase that Jane mentions with frequency, “Propel the Kingdom Forward.” I broke these words down into a fuller understanding and then pulled them back together again.
Propel: To drive forward and onward by or as if by means of force that imparts motion. (We know that force is Holy Spirit power!)
Kingdom: A realm where God’s will is fulfilled.
Forward: Moving toward the future or toward a more advanced state or condition.
As you receive this letter, we have just completed our annual pilgrimage to Israel and the U.S. Embassy has been relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The world is watching this historical and prophetic event as it unfolds. I can only imagine how Heaven rejoices in the acknowledgment that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. Heaven established it from the beginning and now, the world has either chosen to align and support this reality or to stand in opposition.