I do not claim to be a prophet and I hesitate to say ‘thus saith the Lord’ in concern that I might misrepresent Him. I do not want to be a fear monger, but I also do not want to fail to warn the Body of Christ if I feel the Holy Spirit is speaking and we must hear what He is saying.
When we received the following words by Jack Hayford, John Paul Jackson and Reece Bandi, we realized that what they have written confirms what I have journaled privately from Father over a number of months. As Gerri and I discussed the situation we remembered a revelation from Jack Frost in 2003 that we have included here. Though our lives may be disrupted in the coming days and months and even become very difficult, those whose lives are wholly given to God need not fear. He is faithful, so press in ever closer and see His salvation. Be of good courage, for Jesus has overcome the world and we are His beloved.
A prophetic word given by Jack Frost.
We are not quoting Jack here verbatim but we offer the following from our memory and recollection.
It was July 2003 and we were in Spindale, North Carolina at a Father’s Love Conference with Jack Frost and John and Paula Sandford. Jack went to the platform to speak and we expected to hear him speak on the Father’s love message, however, the following is what he shared.
While I was driving here I was going over in my mind the teaching I was to share today when the Holy Spirit interrupted me. In the vision, I was at sea and He allowed me to see a coming storm on the horizon. As it approached, it became darker and darker and more violent. It was worse than any storm I had ever seen and as a former commercial fisherman and sea captain, I have seen some pretty rough ones. The Holy Spirit revealed that this storm is coming on the church. There will be a major transition, a major change come upon us.
As you read on, you will see how Jack’s vision fits in context with what others are seeing and hearing from the Holy Spirit.
Jack passed away in March 2007 and I do not believe he realized that Father had initiated a major change in the seasons of the church. We moved from the Ruler Season to the Mercy Season which is the 7th and last season. (To review these 7 Seasons click here and go to page 3.) Historically each time there has been a change in seasons in the church, it has brought conflict, even warfare. Those who hear God and move into transition from the old to the new become a threat to the status quo and conflict erupts. Those who cling to the old and refuse to give up their comfort zone begin to persecute those who are moving on with God. We are in that process as we speak. Father is attempting to move us from religion to relationship and into His Kingdom and we believe the conflict that is building is part of the storm that Jack saw coming. This is a unique time in history. None of us have ever experienced this kind of transition in God. It is an opportune time to press into Him and humble ourselves for instruction and/or correction. He loves us and He will position us to weather the storm and take our proper place in His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.
Blessings as you read on,
Hold Back the Storm
By Jack Hayford
A Prophetic Appeal for Intercession
“The Lord God would call all of His redeemed in this land to lift up their eyes and look! Over your nation there are leaden skies, clouds of impending judgment which hang heavy with a rain of fury and indignation which this people have brought upon themselves. As sin has risen as a vapor of evil, now clouds of judgment have formed and shall shortly be precipitated in wrath and destruction, except an intercessor rise to hold back the storm.
And so the Lord calls: O Church, cause your words to rise in prayers of intercession unto deliverance. The skies are dropping lower, skies of lead weighted with judgment, but your entry with prayer can save the day. For the Lord would have you see that your intercession, O Church, rises like pillars, extending through prayer and pressing back the impending judgment, pushing the leaden skies upward and backward. Take your place as pillars of prayer, for I would that there be mercy upon this nation rather than judgment; I would there be healing rather than death!
Cause the word to go forth with understanding that My people need not surrender to the storm which threatens. Did I not deliver Nineveh when repentance came? If you pray ceaselessly until the leaden skies of judgment be lifted by pillars of prayer, then will the light, the glory and the blessing of the Lord flood your land and healing come again. Lift up your voices with praise, raising pillars of intercession, and you shall see the deliverance of God, if you will pray as He directs.”
Given through Jack Hayford
Van Nuys, California
August 1, 1980
Roger’s Journal Entries Regarding America
Father do you have anything to say to me about this emotion I am feeling with regard to Hurricane Katrina bearing down on New Orleans?
Yes son, “Devastation, devastation, devastation!”
“There is war in the Heavenlies as well as on earth and there are storms all over the earth, not just the one in the Gulf. Very soon multitudes will cry out for relief but relief will not come! The shaking will continue until idolatrous foundations crumble! Comfort zones are being destroyed and everyone will be given another chance to choose righteously. Wars and rumors of war, storms and earthquakes, eruptions of many kinds will come! Fear, confusion and panic will come! Choose! Choose! Choose! I say, awake and live! Hear Me I cry!
Rise up and declare My truth. Call the multitudes to Me and My love will overtake them and in the worst of times My love will sustain them. My provision will keep them and My grace will flow through them. Will you not hear Me? Most of the world is focused on terrorists because they are such a threat to life and peace and rightfully so. But I say to you today, I am a much greater threat to life and peace, yet I am ignored! Enough! I say be shaken and choose. I await your response with love and hope.
Heaven is invading earth at a rapid pace! Evil will respond more openly in response to My invasion!
Decisions, decisions; what to do? Choices, choices! Why so many choices? Confusion, confusion everywhere man turns! Disaster, trauma and fear encourage the enemy of man’s soul. That which can be shaken must be shaken. Weak foundations must be revealed. The hidden must be exposed. The weak must be made strong to withstand the coming onslaught! “Come to Me! I am peace. I am rest. I am love. I am your provision. I am safety. Come to Me,” shouts our God and Father. The heavens tremble at His cry! All is well in the secret place. Come and take My hand before you have a need, before the evil day arrives! Love is the perfect weapon for every situation. Love is the ultimate conqueror of the universe!
I will work and I will push now to force man to decide the path he will take; life or death, blessing or cursing, love or hate. With a renewed vigor I offer My unconditional love to all. Won’t you give up your rebellion, your independence, your self centered, godless attitudes? Won’t you humble yourself and come to Me and find true love and the life you have been looking for? I am your ultimate satisfaction. I am all your dreams come true. I am here for you.
While watching TV news, I believe Father said, “A series of disastrous events is about to begin in the USA.” I got the sense that they would be major events and that there would be seven of them, each one more intense than the previous one.
A breeze began to blow and I thanked Father for the breeze because it was hot. Then He said to me, “And with the breeze comes the pestilence, son.” So I asked, “A pestilence on us, or the USA or what Father?” He said, “A pestilence on the USA and the world. Every nation will suffer according to its Godlessness. As I already told you, there will be seven major events that will shake world foundations. Many will perish. Many will panic. Many will humble themselves and cry out to Me and also many will recognize that My people will prosper in the midst of the pestilence. So there will be jealousy and envy and even hatred for My people worldwide. Persecution will increase in many areas, but fear not for I am with you and mine and I will break forth upon you and through you to make very clear that I AM. All will have opportunity to see the truth and choose. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. In the midst of each crisis there will be more and more supernatural release and expressions of love and power. Multitudes will arise and sing My praises and multitudes will perish, but the end is not yet.”
“Awake, awake, O Church, all of you who would represent Me to the world. Look carefully to yourselves for your days of comfort are coming to an end. Very soon circumstances will confront you and force you to choose your future path for life. For those of you who have already chosen righteously or for those who will choose righteously and choose relationship with Me rather than your current idolatry, you will walk in and experience a supernatural life of power, authority and provision in the midst of chaos. Those who choose unwisely will suffer the consequence of your choices. It is your decision. You have the ability to choose righteously. I hope you will. I long for your heart to turn to Me. Awake, My people, awake. I am calling on you. Shake yourself before you are shaken! Humble yourself before you are humbled! Confess your sin before you are exposed! I can forgive anything if you will only repent! I am available to you. I love you and I want the very best for you, so choose righteously and choose now!”
“The first of seven very soon My son! Sodom and Gomorrah and America’s idols will suffer. This will in no way hinder My ability to take care of My children. Those who are involved in the world and idolatry will suffer accordingly! They will have an opportunity for a course correction. Those who refuse to make the necessary corrections will suffer the consequences! New days are just ahead for America, My son. For some, irrational thinking and priorities will wax worse and worse. For others the light will dawn and freedom will reign. Keep praying, son, you are right on time.”
In prayer I asked Father if there was anything He could share with me regarding the seven events that are coming.
Father said, “Each of the seven will be worse than the Minneapolis Bridge collapse. Each of the seven will shake the nation to its core. By the time the seventh even occurs, there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. The shaking will be dramatic and intentionally so. The Sodom and Gomorrah’s of this nation must be purged if the nation is to survive for future generations. Son, your workload will dramatically increase as a result of what is just ahead, but I have prepared you for such a time as this. Have I not told you we are the Dream Team? Have I not prepared you will? Do I not see the end from the beginning? Not to fear. Rescue as many as you can. Some will never listen, but multitudes will be ripe for love.”
1/1/08 New Year’s Day
“I have warned you of seven events just ahead each one more destructive than the one before it. Each one will be an opportunity for America to repent and turn back to Me. America, if you will not yield, you declare your own destruction. Your power and authority and your world influence will be brought to nothing. Millions will be lost. If you will not humble yourself, I will humble you. This is not My first choice, but My last resort. Your thirst for prosperity is insatiable, never ending. Then let us watch and see how your god delivers you from My hand. Repent America and return to Me. I await your choice, your prophecy for your future.”
Gerri and I were praying and Joshua 4:1 came to me. I opened my Bible and it reads: “When all the nation had fully passed over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua…”
I read the entire chapter and went back to verse 1 and Father began to say to me the following:
“Son, Israel crossed the Jordan into their promised land, but America has crossed their Jordan out of their promised land. You, America, have desired to be free of the restraint of God. So be it! Your destiny is now in your own hands. Just as Adam and Eve left their promised land to toil without Me so it is now with you, America. Those who follow after Me I will protect and provide for, but the rest will find their destiny on their own!”
I said, “Father, is there some way You could confirm that this revelation is from You?”
He said, “Try Ezekiel Chapter 7.”
I turned there and it says: Ezekiel 7:1 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me saying, (vs 2) also son of man thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel (America): An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. (vs 3) Now is the end upon you and I will send My anger upon you and will judge you according to your ways and will bring upon you retribution for all your abominations. (vs 4) and My eye will not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will bring recompense for your evil ways upon you while your abominations are in the midst of you (calling down punishment from a righteous God) and you shall know (recognize, understand and realize) that I am the Lord.
Father, this is astounding confirmation! I have been saying for many years that we (America) cannot continue spitting in God’s face without disastrous consequences. It seems we are about to reap what we have sown!
While praying in the Spirit, Isaiah 19 came. This chapter refers to the destruction of Egypt. The details seem very applicable to today in America. Please read this chapter and substitute America for Egypt. At the end of the chapter you will see God’s promise.
Then I continued praying in the Spirit and Father began to speak to me about Vallecito Lake, CO. He said, “Weather patterns are about to change across the USA and the world. Severe storms will move to areas that are not accustomed to them. Wet areas will dry and dry areas will wet. Food supplies will suffer. As for Vallecito, Father said temperatures will rise and temperatures below zero will be rare. Snow volume will dramatically decrease, however rivers and streams in the valley will continue to flow because the valley will be watered from Heaven. This will change everything we have known about Vallecito Valley. This helps explain why Father told us we will be going back to Colorado as if we have never been there before.
THE COMING PERFECT STORM
by John Paul Jackson
For those of you who have followed this ministry, you have heard me say more than once during the past eight years that from 2009 or 2010, things will become very difficult. I have been praying and hoping that what I am about to write may be averted. However, I am now concerned that without prophetic people speaking up, we will not play our redemptive part in bringing change for the good.
FIVE ELEMENTS OF THE BREWING PERFECT STORM
As in the movie The Perfect Storm, the storm I see coming to the United States is a combination of more than one element, and when the elements unite, the storm becomes exponentially more dangerous. However, unlike the movie, this storm is not just a storm of merging weather patterns. This storm is worse; it involves five different elements: religion, politics, economics, war and geo-physical events.
At times these five elements will be so intertwined that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish which events are driving a particular manifestation of the storm. Massive problems in these five areas will come often, or in combination, and sometimes repeatedly. Each element has potentially several events that will have national and international ripple effects. Some ripples will be worse than others, depending on where you live and how you make your living. Different areas of the United States will experience different severities. Some will experience more economic elements, others more geo-physical elements; some will experience all elements. Remember, it is the combination and the rapidity that will make the storm problematic.
Also, this does not mean all five elements will hit at the most devastating levels. For example, on a scale of 1–10 with 10 being the worst, one element may strike at a six while another strikes at an eight. It is the particular combinations of elements — the proximity of each element as well as the intensity of each element — that will make this storm so difficult and seem to last so long. This storm will not be short-lived; it will come in waves, one after another.
WHY IS THE STORM COMING? This storm is coming because the Church (the Body of Christ) is no longer the backbone of this nation. From our inception, the Christian faith has been the plumb line of decisions made at all levels of life. The Christian founding of this nation is what makes it different from every other nation, other than perhaps Israel. Other nations may have become Christian in their focus, but none were initially formed with Christianity as the core of its DNA.
The Church is to make known God’s manifold wisdom to the world and the powers of the air (Ephesians 2:2). This demonstration to the heavens is not accomplished by speaking to those powers but through righteous living. How we live opens or closes doors for Satan to legally afflict us and even rule over us via leaders who do not know the ways of God. From Adam and Eve through today, the actions of humankind have given room for the enemy to strike and attack us. The only legal way the enemy has access to us is when the hand of God lifts from us, resulting in a space between Him and us. This space increases as we distance ourselves from Him and His ways.
Anytime there is an increased distance between God and humanity, it leaves room for attack to come and for principalities and powers of the air (rulers of darkness) to take up residence. The longer dark powers reside over an area, the more the people begin to call right wrong and wrong right. Here in the United States, leaders arise from the people; in other words, as the people believe and think, so do the leaders who rise from their ranks. Eventually, the lines between right and wrong, as well as the holy and profane, become blurred. The way to God through Jesus and the Cross is no longer seen as an absolute. In fact, absolutes become touted as “intolerance” first in the world and then even within the Church. Yes, there are exceptions to this thinking within the Church, but through compromise, the absolutes of Heaven and eternity are clearly evaporating.
GOD CAN FASHION A DISASTER We are living in the days of Ezekiel and Jeremiah, who prophesied that God can bring disaster on a nation if that nation continually chooses to walk according to its own plans. God spoke this to Jeremiah:
“The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it.
“Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.”’”
And they said, “… We will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one obey the dictates of his evil heart.” — Jeremiah 18:7–12
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE COMING? What are some of the things/consequences that will come? In time, water will be more expensive than oil, and cities will evacuate thousands because there is not enough water to meet their needs. (As Amos 4:7 says, “I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city.”) Earthquakes will strike not only coastal areas but devastate the Midwest as well. Israel will bomb Iran, and anti-Semitism will escalate as fuel costs soar. A dirty bomb will explode in a coastal city. There will be thunderstorms with huge hail, 24 inches of rain in 24 hours, three feet of snow in six hours, record-setting tornadoes with winds of more than 350 miles per hour and tornadoes in unusual places. There will be an unexpected blight that will hit various hybrid seed crops and weaken the yield. In addition, drought and devastation from storms will dramatically cut into various harvests and the national food storage will deplete.
“Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.”’” — Jeremiah 18:11
FOUR THINGS THE CHURCH MUST DO First, the Church must return to knowing God and His ways rather than just knowing about God. We have replaced power with programs, revelation with administration and the Father’s heart with organizational skills.
Second, the Church must learn how to contend for the faith again. We are weak, and we fall away so easily when crisis is not at hand. We have not been tested, and we have lost our resolve. We understand little of the adversary’s plans. We do not know how to debate our faith without becoming angry, and thus we have so few strong, clear, godly voices in political arenas. We have lost our witness — the witness that convicts others and strongly testifies that God is still God and is very, very real. We have lost the witness that demonstrates that God is a personal God in a very impersonal world, the witness that says, “What I do proves God exists.”
Third, the Church must return to the love of God’s Word and the belief that it is infallible and inerrant. This would include the conviction, understanding and knowledge that God is absolute, and there is only one way to know Him: through Jesus the Messiah. We need a new revelation that God’s power is unlimited, His knowledge is unending, His presence is with us always and He never changes. We have made God far too small, and our lives prove it.
Fourth, we will need to declare sacred and solemn assemblies of repentance and corporate fasting in many parts of this nation — a time set aside for rending our hearts before God.
“Now, therefore,” says the LORD, “Turn to Me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him — A grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?
Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD.” — Joel 2:12–17
CRISIS IS THE FRUIT OF FOLLOWING THE WRONG GOD God allows calamities to happen in order to draw us to Himself. What does that mean? It means that God allows us to reap the fruit of that which we serve. Walking in God’s ways brings blessings and fullness of life, while walking in the ways of the “god of this world” will bring the fruit of the god of this world: decay, destruction, deterioration and death. We make our choice, then the choice makes us. Sadly, we are developing a history of wrong choices.
Throughout Scripture, when crises hit the people of God, they turned their hearts to Him, and He heard and took action.
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:12–13
May the people of the United States seek the Lord … and find Him. Remember, we still have the promise that if we turn from our wicked ways, God will heal our land.
Serving God and His Kingdom, John Paul Jackson August 2008
— On Tue, 9/15/09, Reece Bandi wrote:
Subject: A sad commentary
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 4:38 PM
This is going to be a sad commentary on our nation. I have been in Washington D.C. for only 3 days, but it didn’t take that long to see what was going on in our nation’s capital. As my plane was coming in for a landing along the Potomac River, it was a bright sunny day in D.C. Yet when I looked out the plane window, all I saw was gathering clouds of darkness. A great darkness was swelling around the city…gathering as it were together, in ever greater thickness.
After landing, I took a shuttle to my conference center. Only 6 or 7 miles from Reagan National, it took over 2 hours and 15 minutes as the van driver dropped every other person off and I was the last to reach my destination at 7:15 pm. As a result, I got a pretty good tour of the city for free, down past the Grand Mall, across Pennsylvania Ave, and Connecticut Ave and the great centers of power, the State Dept., etc…along embassy row…thru Bethesda, the hospital and Naval hospital. Personally, it was eerie, after seeing what I saw above this city.
I saw such wealth and power on every street we rode. Such affluence as one can seldom see in any other city of this great country. There is definitely a “power” working here, but it isn’t Congress or the White House.
For the first time I saw (or was shown) D.C. as a Camelot, a mythical and mystical city unlike any other of the realm. It is not representative of the rest of the country or any other city in any way. I was shown that it is a city which sets upon a great bubble, and beneath this great bubble supporting the city was a series of huge lies, upon which all the people believed. It is the people’s belief in these great lies which keeps the city upon the bubble.
I can tell you with a certainty that when the lies fail to hold this bubble, a great calamity will ensue which will certainly bring this city down. As goes the city, so goes the country. Dark clouds continue to gather and swell above us and I want to flee from here as soon as I can. This place is no longer representative of our country. It no longer matters what the good God-fearing people of this country want…the powers that are gathering will do as they want, with no concern whatsoever of what we may think or can do. I held out hope for 2010…but it is a false hope. I hold out hope for 2012, but again, that year will not matter to the overall scheme of things. Man cannot change what principalities and powers are given to possess…in the sense of what a new Congress or administration might bring. Man does not and will not have the answers. It has grown beyond what man can do now, other than to earnestly pray for God’s intervention and mercy. This country was founded by 56 God fearing men, who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. There are not 56 God fearing men left here, and there is no longer any sacred honor in D.C. That is what scares me so about being here. I wonder if God would spare an entire country if we had but 10 righteous in our government.
I personally confess that I have never wanted God to come back in my lifetime. It would be inconvenient to me, my life, my plans, etc. Yet after seeing what is going on in the spiritual realm of this, our seat of government, I am now persuaded that His return cannot come soon enough.
I leave you with this parting word. If you have read the all the material here, you can see amazing confirmations of the voice of the Holy Spirit. Let him who has ears to hear listen carefully and press into a more intimate relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the hours and days to come. I bless you now with His magnificent, matchless love for you and His peace which passes all our understanding.
Resting in the Father’s Embrace,