Global Presence recently hosted a Great Lakes Gathering called "FORWARD" with Dr. Dutch Sheets and Dr. Chuck Pierce.
5 states from the Great Lakes Region and 119 cities were represented by those in attendance. From the unified sound of worship, to the prophetic words and teachings, the Word of the Lord went forth in power, and it has not stopped.
This is a marking movement for the Ekklesia in this region. We are rising up, with one voice, and we will see the Kingdom of God be established here as is in heaven.
So many calls, texts, and emails have come in from those who were at the FORWARD Gathering, saying what a powerful time it was. We asked people to submit what revelation they had received regarding the region. Here are some excerpts:
"The Forward Gathering highlights for me:
"The teaching by Dutch on how to be aware of the religious spirit, and how the prophetic counteracts that was powerful."
- Mike B.
"I had the sense that the meeting space on March 9-10 was full of those ready to cast their nets out and CONNECT in a new way for Kingdom advancement. There is so much to share about the wonderful meetings, but here is one thing that stood out: Chuck decreed that the DAM HAS BROKEN!"
- Joan T.
(Regarding the number of cities represented)
"119 means spiritual perfection and victory."
"The light was so bright as we worshiped, and God was saying, 'Keep going. I will open the doors of heaven. I have made room for everyone.'"
- Terri R.
"Vision at the closing of the FORWARD GREAT LAKES GATHERING
Steven and Rene Springer called to the platform all participants age 29 and younger, and they came. As they stretched across the platform…
I saw this generation at the the crest of a wide wave, shoulder to shoulder, arms extended - ready for battle, united and 'at the ready' - mounted on what appeared as metal shields (where one might expect a surfboard) on one large wave which stretched the whole length of the platform and vision. These boards were 'not made by the hand of man,' says the LORD. 'These have been forged in the FIRES OF THE TRIALS OF THE GENERATIONS THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE, AND THEY WILL NOT FAIL - YOU MAY FALL, BUT GET BACK ON - FOR THESE WILL NOT FAIL YOU - AS YOU RIDE ON THE WAVES OF MY GLORY AND MY RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THIS HOUR.'"
- Nancy M.
In a recent encounter with the Lord I was lifted up in the Spirit over the waters of a great Sea of Words. These words were every word that had been spoken on the earth since time had begun, whether words of blessing and life, or idle words and death and cursing. I could see some very ancient words spoken by the saints of old and others, more recent, which had been spoken that very morning.
I watched with the Lord the power of words being released from the people on the earth. There were voices from the enemy, speaking lies into the ears of the people of the earth. Some people believed the lies and began to speak them out loud, and the waters began to become treacherous waves and currents bringing destruction. Then there was a Voice of Love and Peace that was being released all of the time, a constant rhythm of grace that, when heard and agreed with and spoken, made the treacherous waters become waves of love and grace with a rhythm that brought peace and Shalom. The word of blessing and life always prevailed.
We are in a great season where our words matter. We will either release waves of blessings so this generation can ride into our destiny, or a storm surge of waves that destroy and hold back the blessing from coming forth. Let’s shape our world with words of blessing and life!
Your life will follow your words! There is power in your words. Choose your words wisely; let them be filled with life and love. Let us plant the things we want, not what we do not want.
Proverbs 16:23-24 The Voice (VOICE)
23 From a wise heart flow careful words;
wise words make the lips more persuasive.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb:
they drip sweet food for life and bring health to the body.
You can have what you say! Don’t doubt or be divided in your heart! Declare and Believe!
Mark 11:23 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“23 Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done.”
Jesus always spoke to the problem, not about the problem.
He shared with us a profound reality: What you speak out of your mouth is what is abundant in your heart.
Proverbs 18:21 The Message (MSG)
“21 Words kill, words give life;
they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”
Proverbs 18:21 The Voice (VOICE)
“21 Words have power in matters of life and death,
and those who love them will savor their fruit.”
Here are some 8:18 Scripture Declarations to speak over your life, city, and nations (5778/2018)
Power for Success, Life and Prosperity
Proverbs 8:18 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“18 Unending wealth and glory
come to those who discover where I dwell.
The riches of righteousness and a long, satisfying life
will be given to them.”
Deuteronomy 8:18 The Voice (VOICE)
“18 Remember the Eternal One your God. He’s the One who gives you the power to get wealth, so He can keep the covenant promises He made to your ancestors, as He is doing now.”
I will be a sign and a wonder
Isaiah 8:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
“18 Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!
We are for signs and wonders in Israel
From the Lord of hosts,
Who dwells in Mount Zion.”
Remove hindrances that keep you from occupying your promise land
Joshua 8:18 The Voice (VOICE)
“Eternal One (to Joshua): 18 Raise your javelin toward Ai (to bend or twist to the point of ruin), for now I will give it into your hands. Joshua raised his javelin toward the city; (for now I will give it into your hands, great resource.)”
Great resource to accomplish the Lord’s vision for your life
2 Chronicles 8:18 New Living Translation (NLT)
“18 Hiram sent him ships commanded by his own officers and manned by experienced crews of sailors. These ships sailed to Ophir with Solomon’s men and brought back to Solomon almost seventeen tons of gold.”
Daniel 8:18 New Living Translation (NLT)
“18 While he was speaking, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. But Gabriel roused me with a touch and helped me to my feet.”
Fresh Revelation of the Glory
Romans 8:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
“18 For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!”
Be you. Declare truth. Believe completely. Receive abundantly.
By: Steven Springer
A Dream Visitation: Billy Graham, John Wesley, Charles Finney, and Philip the Evangelist
I received a very vivid and detailed dream, which I believe is timely for the Body of Christ as we enter into a great season of harvest.
In the dream I was in this old beautiful Victorian home. At one point I was led into the parlor, a large sitting room where there was a large fireplace on the wall opposite the door. There was a fire burning brightly, warming the atmosphere. As I looked across the room, there was Billy Graham sitting at a desk in a tall backed leather chair, writing the memories of his journey in ministry.
I noticed that behind him were three painted portraits of three men: one was John Wesley, one was Charles Finney, and the one in the middle was Philip the evangelist of the Bible. Above Philip was a crown of thrones. Billy looked up and saw me. With a smile on his face he set down his pen, got up out of the chair and said, “come here son, I have something I want to share with you.” He began to share and relive his years of saving souls; at one point he reached over to a coat rack to grab an old tweed sport coat. He put on the coat and said, “Come with me.”
Five Barns and The Key
We proceeded to go outside behind the old Victorian home where there were five large barns. As we stood outside the first barn, Billy continued to tell the stories. At one point he reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a key. Holding the key out in front of him he said, “I have the KEY to evangelism.”
Then at this point the three men from the portraits on the wall of the parlor joined us, Wesley, Finney and Philip. As he held the key out, the other three reached into their pockets and took out their keys. Billy said as he held out the key “The Father gave this to me.” Billy then proceeded to take the key and opened up the large wooden doors of the first barn. It was filled with grain from the harvest. Each one of the men picked a handful of grain and they were all smiling as they looked at the grain sifting through their fingers. So I proceeded to grab a handful. As I looked at the grain, I was amazed to see that each kernel had a name written on it. I was blown away!
We continued to each of the five barns and Billy opened them with the key. Billy then said holding out the key along with the others, “ Do you want the KEY?” I said ”of course!” Billy said, “The KEY is not what is in my hands, it is what is in MY heart-- a friendship with the KING and a love the Father has lavished on me and in me!” Moved by what he just said, I thought he is right—it’s about our relationship with God first.
1 John 3:1 1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Mark 12:30-31 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The Radiant Man
Then another Man appeared out nowhere. He had radiant face. I was hardly able to make out His facial features, He gathered us together into a circle (all five of us with HIM), and as we joined hands we began to be lifted up off the ground. The man with the Radiant face said, “Oh by the way those five barns were full of people Billy’s life and ministry affected!” I thought wow that is just one man’s labor, what if the fields were full of loving passionate laborers, think of the harvest of souls that would enter eternal love. As we got up higher and higher I could see many plots of land below with barns on them. Some barns were big, magnificent and modern, and some small and desolate!
As we flew and looked at the land below, the Radiant one said, “It is harvest time; it is time to fill the barns.” Then He said, “Remember the key isn’t what is in your hands; it is what is in your heart.” Then He went on to say, “Remember the GOSPEL; it is Good news full of loving kindness, grace, mercy and the demonstration of power that leads people to me.
Therefore GO and Harvest
Therefore GO and harvest. It isn’t your programs that will save; it is the message of my Kingdom. The Radiant one left me in the middle of this wheat field. I could feel the wind blowing in my face and tears of joy streaming down my cheeks and a big smile on my face!
The voice of the Radiant one spoke again and said, “GO! For the fields are ripe with the harvest! Reap the reward!” I began to harvest the grain with great joy and vigor. Then it was like an aerial view shot zooming out and pulling away. I then noticed that the field went as far as my eyes could see! Then I noticed that the fields were full of thousands of others harvesting with me!
Luke 10:2 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
By: Steven Springer
I believe we are on the brink of the greatest move of Holy Spirit! All of Heaven is getting ready!
In a recent dream, I actually saw the angel armies making themselves ready! In the dream I was taken in the Spirit into a room. The room was like a locker room glistening bright and full of warring guardian angels preparing their armor, much like a football team before the big game. Some were polishing and adjusting their armor, some pushing each other back and forth getting each other pumped up, while others where wielding their swords and still others intensely focusing on the Lord and the game plan laid out for them. There was a sense of excitement and gladness in the room! One angel said to me with smile on his face, “We are about to blow your mind, we are about to release storms in the earth!” When he said this I was concerned at what this may imply. He laughed knowing my concern and said, “The storms we are stirring up will actually release HOPE, HEALING and HARVEST!“ Then all of the angels got up and stood in formation ready for battle. Then I saw a large hand proceed out heaven and plunge into the room, each of the angels climbed onto the hand. Now the hand pulled back out of the room and wound up and trusted the angels toward the earth. As I stood there watching I marveled at the size of the Lord’s right hand and how I paled in comparison to its size and at the speed the angels traveled. Like flashes of lightning they penetrated the atmosphere and as they did there were portals being opened all over the earth. Immediately I saw angels ascending and descending, releasing these storms just like the angel said, “HOPE, HEALING, and HARVEST.”
Hope is: The is absolute expectation of coming good.
The Lord is restoring hope to His people. In the past where it appeared to be deferred, the Lord is showing His hopefulness to those that will believe in His goodness. There is a veil of doubt and unbelief that is being torn in the Spirit so that the Bride of Christ can see the future and the hope set before her. There is grace and power given to you by Holy Spirit for hope to spring up. As hope arises from within you, you will become an ambassador of hope!
Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Romans 15:13, Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and shalom in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
There is a new wave of healing coming forth that will cause the church to be a place of healing once again. The Lord is raising His people to radiate His reality that His name is healer (Adonai Rofi). We are seeing a rapid increase of God’s healing power flowing through believers in our body, not only overseas but right here in the USA! In a vision, I saw an unusual group, releasing healing everywhere they went, at the mall, the work place, government buildings, the village, the city, everyplace they went. I saw prominent leaders in society being touch by the power of God and made whole because of these people from all walks of life, willing to take risk to see the Kingdom come and advance. The Bride is about to be overshadowed by the Son and this overshadowing will cause shadows to heal again. I heard the cry! “It is time for the saints to awake, arise, and take dominion as they do the works of the ministry.”
Malachi 4:2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings;
Matthew 10:7-8, 7 And as you go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”
We are in a time of ingathering and going to see a harvest in historic proportion take place all over the earth, where thousands upon thousands will be added to the body of Christ daily. I see stadiums and large sport areas being filled with the lost, the Gospel of the Kingdom being preached, and the lost running into the Kingdom of Light to be saved. The power and the presence of God will be so tangible that it will change the spiritual atmosphere of entire regions in moment. History belongs to those who pray! It is time to pray to the Lord to send out the Harvesters into the fields. Jesus used the Greek word Ekballo, when speaking to His disciples, which means: to thrust with force, cast out, drive out, to send out with notion of violence, to command or cause one to depart in haste. The Lord longs for the harvest, those that are the reward of His suffering. Even as you pray this prayer today, do not be surprised that tomorrow you are the answer to your own prayer! Swing your sickle and cast your nets, the harvest is at hand!
Matthew 9:37-38, 37 Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Revelation 14:15, And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”