Sunday, November 23, 2014


We were in Mexico on Sunday, 10/19/14.  Cantico Nuevo (in English "new song"), Church was having their first service at their new location.  Interestingly, they were telling us that a couple of them had been praying for 40 days.  One hour of silent prayer daily, for the church.  They needed to find a location of their own and just submitted that one hour to the Lord.  This was the 40th day, and also happened to be the opening day of their new location.  During the 40 days, the pastor was driving in Nogales with another church member.  They got stopped in traffic and as they were waiting for traffic to clear, their eyes fixed on the second floor of a building and noticed it was for rent.  They were lead to check it out and here we were opening at the location on the 40th day.  Many miracles came together to bring this opening.  We were invited to attend the service that day.

Worship was grand!  It was the culmination of so many prayers.  The team was excited and pressing in.   The Pastor and congregation had been led to prepare flags for worship.  Each was individually painted during the prior week and people of all ages carried those flags into the service; glory, love, forgiveness, healing, miracles…  It was overwhelming.  The service was in Spanish.  Our spirits were so involved in that service.  I (Ann) was contemplating about the miracle of the Holy Spirit, how even in a different language for me, I was very much involved with the Holy Spirit language.  It was beautiful.  Also, Elias and I have been in churches of a few different nations these last years; American, Arabic, Messianic, Spanish.  We had one prayer meeting at Victory where we had multiple intercessors come and pray in their language, including the ones mentioned and also, Vietnamese, Filipino, African, and others.  It always brings to mind the coat of many colors.  I was enjoying Jesus in my spirit, how awesome He is in the Mexican church; so passionate and powerful and colorful.  

I saw a picture in worship.  It was of Jesus standing before the Throne of God.  He was covered in blood and looking completely humble, like the Lamb that was slain.  I was troubled at first because of the blood, but it was very definitely in the Throne Room.  It reminded me of a scripture I had read and I started paging frantically through my Bible during worship to find the scene. 

I found it in Revelation, chapter 5:

vs 4 - And I began to weep greatly, because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it:
vs 5 - and one of the elders said to me "Stop weeping: behold the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."
vs 6 - and I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into the earth.

…"a Lamb standing, as if slain" (I had found it and kept reading)

vs 8 - And when He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
vs 9 - And they sang a "new song".  

(I knew this was a word for this church.  Their name is "new song" and they are a church created and built on prayer).

vs 9 continues
  "Worthy art Thou to take the book and break it seals; for Thou was slain and didst purchase for God with Thy blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation."

(Men, from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.)

I saw something that night that I had never seen.  When you read through the seals it is terrifying what will come as they are opened.  When I've read I've always thought why would heaven be weeping because no one could open the seals.  Why would heaven want the seals opened?  I saw that night, that the blood of Jesus was the solution.  Because of His blood, the church is His and we come from different tribes and nations singing in all languages.  As the church presses into worship it will empower, through His blood the opening of the seals.  The seals are not judgement.  They are descriptions of events.  But the opening of those seals will also bring in the greatest revival that has ever been on earth.  Jesus will stand before the Throne, with His church, worshiping, powerfully and mightily and pushing the opening of the seals.  You see, as we come together in this new wave of Holy Spirit power, more and more souls will come in.  Heaven is not worried about the events of the seals.  Heaven knows what is to follow.  

vs 10 - And Thou has made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.

vs 13 - To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.

Oh church, we are moving in unprecedented times.  

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