Hear God – Even if you are in trouble!

Revelation brings persecution!

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Heb 10: 32  But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;

Mr 4:17  And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

2Co 12:7  And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

When you honestly hear God, Satan will oppose you. The very direction, illumination, and revelation you have been seeking God for, when granted, brings Satan on the scene.



If he can’t take the Word from you, he will try and shake it from you, and he does this to stop the work of God in the earth.  You cannot judge what you hear from God by your circumstances, or the voices of other people, but must judge what you hear by the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God.

Jesus said: Joh 16:33  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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The apostles knew this, and taught it to the early church, clearly:

Ac 14:22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

You will have victory in this life, when you believe God, and walk out what He is telling you, but it is not always a walk of ease. There can be intense hardship, affliction, and persecution for following Jesus, to try to get you off of your heavenly mandate and vision.

1Jo 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

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Your belief will see you through, and you will become stronger than your trial, as you obey God.

1Co 15:57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you are in a trial of your faith now, know that you are not alone. All of us that have stepped out in faith have experienced challenges, sometimes very, very severely. Yet, God did not bring the trial, He loves us, and is a good God. He will give you overwhelming, supernatural power and grace to not only go through it, but to explode out the other side in total victory, not just a winner, a conquerer, but more than a conquerer in Him. Keep on walking friend, you are not alone warrior, history making and nation shaking is our duty and responsibility, let’s walk through it in JOY!

33  Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

Had a group of businessmen that I had led to the Lord buy me a plaque, that read, ‘He is no fool, that gives up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he can never lose!”

It is a statement made by a missionary named Jim Elliot, who was killed for trying to share the gospel with an unreached Indian tribe in South America.

In the eyes of the world, we may look like fools, laughingstocks to people who have no understanding of who we are and what we do. Yet our testimony is making headlines in heaven! What we are doing has eternal weight and consequence!

34  For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.

These Christians loved Paul, their minister, when everyone else wanted him imprisoned or killed. It cost them their stuff, the joyful spoiling of their goods, yet they saw their lives through heavens eyes.

35  Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

The word Confidence here, is the same word translated in other verses as Boldness. Live boldly for Jesus, and do not back down on what He has told you.

36  For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

37  For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

Who is He? Jesus! King of kings, Lord of Lords, king of glory! When He shows up on the scene, you trial ends, with His power and glory displayed!

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38  Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

What we believe keeps us alive! No matter what the circumstances are screaming, believe, and continue walking forward! You are putting a smile on God’s face as you do, and with all the heartache and evil in the world, that alone should be enough to encourage you. He has been good to us, let’s give Him pleasure!

39  But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

You are going to make it! Jesus is with you, and I am praying for you! You are not alone, but have heaven on it’s feet, the great cloud of witnesses, cheering you on! Don’t let up, shut up, nor put up with compromise! WHATEVER HE SAYS, DO IT!

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We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
Jesus knows, He sees, He feels, and He understands!
He loves you! Even if you feel you cannot see Him:
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Is 63:9  In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Jesus knows! Jesus cares! He knows what you are going through, and these verses declare that He is in it with you! He will never leave you nor forsake you, and has given you Holy Spirit and angels to get you through.

Ro 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

When you have come to the end of yourself, pray in the Holy Spirit. He will help you, strengthen you, comfort, encourage, direct, and reveal to you what needs to be done. Jesus loves you, and so do I, you are not alone….

Is 64:1 ¶  Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

2  As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!

3  When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

4  For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

This is the cry of my heart these days. I was in a meeting once, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at a conference in the revival there, at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. Worship had been deep and rich, and there was an incredible presence of God in the air, as the man of God came to the pulpit to preach. Then, it happened: God moved. The minister was knocked to the floor, and like a wave, so were the 5000 people present in the meeting. We laid on the floor, some under chairs, for over an hour, the only sound being the occasional deep sobbing and weeping of God’s people as He ministered. There was a tremendous fear of the Lord in the place. God showed up, not in some Holy Ghost giftings, and goose bumps, but in His power, majesty and glory, and no man could stand to minister, nor speak for that matter.

This is my cry for the church here in the United States, and for America. That God show up, and reveal again His power, majesty, holiness, and glory, to this generation. For this I am pressing in, the hope of the nations, the only hope for this nation….Jesus is Lord!

Yet, even after the manifest presence and glory of God is revealed, we must still walk by faith:

Hebrews 11:6 [Full Chapter]

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Matthew 13:21

yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended

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Seems that in the glory of God, God speaks clearly. When He does, He expects us to believe what He says, to the exclusion of every other voice and circumstance. His passion is to be believed and trusted…this is a way we can put a smile on His face!

When we actually believe that He has not only spoken to us, but that despite the often incredibly contrary circumstances, He, Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth is both willing and able to bring to pass exactly what He said He would….

This, and distractions are the main reasons the works of Jesus do not fully happen in the earth…

He is developing us, for eternal rank and privilege, and this life becomes a training ground for this process, as we learn to live and walk by faith!

Romans 8:29 (King James)

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

He loves us! Holy Spirit will both bring to our remembrance things He has already told us to do, and will show us things to come…

Yet, His name is ‘I AM’, the one who will never leave nor forsake us, and NOW, faith is.

He has opened doors for you and I:

John 10:3

To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out

13 A temptation has not seized you except what is common-to-humanity. And God is faithful, Who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but also with the temptation will make the way-out, that you may be able to endure


Even now, as we seek Him in His Word, He speaks, He leads, He reveals, and He guides…


Acts 22:14

And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth




Hebrews 3:7

Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,


Hebrews 4:7

again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.



Revelation 21:3

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.


We are called to bring Heaven to earth, by His Word and our obedience to His Spirit.


There are always people on the other side of our obedience, people who are good works for us, prepared from before the foundation of the world, for His glory.


Yesterdays tragedies, failures, or victories are but memories and instruction points: we learn from them, but today is the day of salvation, and NOW faith is what is required.


Today is a great day to obey God, a great day for your miracle, a great day to work miracles in the lives of those He has called you to serve!


Let’s Pray:


‘Father, Today, I would obey You! Today, I release my faith in You for direction, breakthroughs, wisdom, the hearing afresh and anew, Your voice. I expect You to use me and flow through me today to promote Your kingdom and Your glory, for I come before Your throne, knowing I am loved, heard, and answered, for I have come in Your mighty and matchless name Lord Jesus, Amen!’

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Give in faith!

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits?

1 Corinthians 9:14 [On the same principle] the Lord directed that those who publish the good news (the Gospel) should live (get their maintenance) by the Gospel.

Paul goes on to say, that he did not use his position as a minister of the gospel to take up offerings, rather he worked, making tents, to support himself. You might notice here, that Paul was not married, nor did he have children. Family responsibilities take time, and just as you bust a move on your job to provide for your family, I work every bit as hard, doing this, faithful to the Lord in prayer and the ministry of His Word, to you.

I will never charge for this: it my responsibility to God, my calling. Freely I have been given, now, I freely give…


As you give, hear Holy Spirit what to give, and honestly expect God to reward you for your giving.

Matt 10: 41 He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward.

I have ‘see through’ faith for you, in this: Gal 3: 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

I believe I have a responsibility before God to be like Jesus, in every offering I receive. I receive it with thanksgiving, just like Jesus did the little boys lunch.

Then, because I walk and live by faith according to the blessing of Abraham, I believe that God will take your seed sown, and multiply it, according to what the blessing of Abraham promises:

Genesis 22:17 In blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your descendants like the stars of the heavens and like the sand on the seashore. And your Seed (Heir) will possess the gate of His enemies

It has been a joy to me, to see the hand of the living God act in the lives of those of you who have supported us this year!

Many have seen tremendous blessing come into your households, and for this we give thanks, and give Jesus all the glory!

He speaks, and it comes to pass….

He speaks, and it comes to pass....

Jedidiah – Beloved of God

2 Sam 12:24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.

2 Sam 12:25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.

So here we see an interesting account. David had sinned with Bathsheba, conceived a child, and had her husband murdered. God sent the prophet Nathan to confront David, and execute His judgment upon his house.

The child would die, the sword would not depart from his house, one raised up in his house would openly commit adultery with his wives, but he would live to see it…

Solomon =” peace”
Jedidiah =” beloved of Jehovah”
Solomon was to become the next king of Israel, and God loved him.

Yet I have discovered this about leadership. Sometimes the dealings of God in the life of a leader are excruciating, brutal beyond compare to one looking from the outside into a life. May God grant us many, many pillow people in our lives: people of great love, peace, grace, that we can find some degree of comfort and support from, as the severe dealings of Holy Spirit are written upon our hearts…

Sure we are called, but it is never about us. God loves each person we are called to lead, just as much as us, and in this case, I see the governmental dealings of Israel being worked out, through the life of David.

David was needed to govern Israel still, there was no one else yet qualified to bear the responsibility, and Solomon was chosen as his successor.

Yet, there was an immorality problem in the royal family. David, the desert warlord, had multiple wives and concubines, that were never the will of God. Just because God allows something, does not mean He ordains it, as His highest and best.

The new and better covenant was to come to humanity, through the everlasting shed blood of Jesus, and in this covenant God shows a better (His original) way for marriage and family.

1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1Ti 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
1Ti 5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
Tit 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Leaders are to be married to one person, not multiple spouses.

Obviously, we have deeper emotional needs for intimacy, than our spouse is designed to meet, and these raging hungers are not to be met in other romantic relationships but one, there is a passion and intimacy with Jesus and the Father, that will truly meet these needs, and they can only be met legitimately in Him alone!

In battle, and in leadership, there are intense pressures, responsibilities, wars fought, that produce a weariness of soul that only God and leaders of equal responsibility understand.

In those cored out, poured out seasons, when we have given our all, there is some comfort to be obtained from our spouses, but God is a jealous God. He alone can provide for us the deeper needs for love, intimacy, and understanding we require, when all human comfort has failed…

David, and Solomon did not fully understand this, and took to themselves multiple wives, probably longing to have these legitimate emotional needs met, the intimacy experienced in marriage and sexual intimacy, the closest thing on earth, to the true intimacy we are created to experience from God Himself.

There is power in words!

There has been much teaching on the power of words, because it is true that if we rule our words, we rule our lives.

Words have power, they are containers, and they are the way that God accomplishes His purposes in the earth.

Words produce faith, and faith moves mountains, and brings into the earth the power and provisions of God.

When something God desires is not happening, He puts His word in the mouth of His servant, and it comes to pass.

God had made a promise to Abram,(exalted father) that he would become the father of many nations, the father of multitudes.

It was not coming to pass.

So God appeared to him, and told him to change his name to Abraham, (Father of many nations).

Now, every time Abraham’s name was called, faith was released in the earth, that indeed the promise of God was still alive.

God ever watches over His word to perform it, and with everyone calling Abram, Abraham, His word was being spoken not only by Abraham, but by everyone who called his name!

So it was to be in the birth of Solomon.

I can imagine David’s anguish, regret, guilt. He had murdered his own trusted soldier, his son was dead, his name was disgraced, and the prophet had spoken.

Trying to do damage control, he decided to marry Bathsheba, and love her, and try to do right with what was a mess….

And God, whose nature is love, blessed him. He gave them another son, and He loved the child.

Here is where the story gets interesting and personal for me.

At the birth of the child, everyone was rejoicing, and David named the child, Solomon, because with all he had been through, he just wanted peace…

Been there….

Yet, horror upon horror, there is a knock at the door, and Nathan the prophet stands there.

The last time the Scripture describes Nathan showing up at the door, it was to tell the story of the sheep, and point his boney finger, and declare the judgment of God upon David and his house…

I can only imagine the trembling fear in David’s guts in seeing Nathan there…What have I done now?

Yet, it is not judgment this time, but blessing and direction, not only for David, but for Israel.

The child was accepted by God, loved, and they were to name the boy ‘Jedidiah’.

Here is where the revelation part comes.

God loved David, and He loves Israel.

He saw David’s immorality, and knew not only what David was doing, but why.

He wanted to meet the deepest needs of David’s heart, and He wanted Israel to be His example of honor, holiness, blessing and prosperity to all the nations of the earth.

De 26:19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.

He knew this immorality in David, would be transferred by example to his son.

He wanted to stop it.

So, He sent His word, through the prophet Nathan, ‘Name the child, Jedidiah’.


Could it be that God saw the deep, unmet emotional needs in David’s heart, for intimacy, love, acceptance and approval, and in His love, longed to meet these?

The word ‘Jedidiah’ literally means: ‘beloved of God’

Had David obeyed God through the prophet Nathan, in calling those things that be not as though they were, naming Solomon, Jedidiah, that the deep emotional needs for love and intimacy that God knew Solomon would surely have, would be met directly by Himself.

That every time the name Jedidiah was called, God would perform this word, and draw near to Solomon in intimate love, and his deep hungers and emotional needs would be legitimately met in God, instead of his 1000 wives and concubines.

Then, the nation of Israel would be preserved, blessed, prospered, ‘in praise, and in name, and in honour;’ as God had ordained from the time of Moses.

Indeed, there is power in words!

Why is this so personal in my life?

Many years ago, I had a radical conversion experience with Jesus, after a suicide attempt on a bridge. Within a couple of months, I began to attend a spirit filled church, and I met a beautiful single mom, who had a toddler. We began to hang out, and we fell in love. I asked her to marry me, yet we had several disagreements, and decided to place our relationship on the altar, and wait upon the Lord.

I honestly thought it would only be for a couple of months, so I continued to press into the call of God upon my life, with purpose, passion, and great zeal.

I was at a revival tent meeting in Renfrew, Ontario, sitting under some incredibly anointed men and women of God. Bob Birch the prophet, Carter Conlon, Pat Francis, and the Holy Spirit was moving with great, great power there.

I had two power encounters with the Lord, that have changed my life forever:

The first, was in response to a message preached on ‘Developing the Heart of Moses’, with an alter call in response to: ‘Moses was described as the meekest man on the face of the earth, yet God developed him over 40 years in the desert, how many are willing to spend 40 years in the desert if necessary, to fully prepare for the call of God upon their lives’

I answered that alter call, in 1989, and God spoke to me clearly these words: ‘I have seen the sincerity of your heart before me, and I have answered your prayer. What I did in Moses in 40 years, I will do in you in ten.’

God has fulfilled that word exactly. In May of 1999, I graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center, after sojourns studying with Elim, and Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Yet, the preparation was far more than study. During these years I drove a school bus, buried my parents, and flowed in the Toronto Blessing. Myriad, multiple power encounters with Holy Spirit, and countless stacks of books, videos, and teaching series are inside of me, and I still continue to hunger and grow in the things of God.

Yet, there was a second revelation granted to me at that time. I was to end the relationship with my fiancé, and place my love for her and her son upon the alter. When I did this, in brokenness, tears, and anguish too deep for words, again God spoke to me a precious promise: ‘I have given you a son, and you shall call him Jedidiah’

Many times over the years, in deep worship or prayer, Holy Spirit has repeated this promise.

It began in 1989!

I was so crushed by this broken engagement that I refused to date, or have anything to do with women for many years.

Yet, in 1998, God brought Karen into my life, and three days after graduation we were married in the Rhema Bible Chapel.

Off we went to go back to my hometown to pioneer a church

On Jan 21st 2002, God graciously granted us a beautiful princess, Keila Anne Nicole, a complete and wonderful surprise to me, and a total gift of God, my precious princess!

Oct 22nd, 2004, Jedidiah Christopher Walsh was born, in fulfillment of the Word of the Lord to me in 1989.

Indeed he is a son of love, incredibly gifted in music, computers, and giving.

He is ten now, and it remains to be seen the great and mighty things God has for him in the earth….

Yet, as I soliloquy away my testimony, Holy Spirit has directed me to speak to you, personally today.

There are precious promises from God for your life! You are not an accident, a mistake. If you, like David and Solomon have been searching for love in all the wrong places, know this: God is not mad at you. He sees not only what you have done, but more importantly, why. He knows the deepest needs of your heart, and is determined to meet them, whether you are married, single, or in the insane whirlwind that an immoral lifestyle has created in your life. He is the answer, not another human relationship, in fact, it is only when you make your peace with Him, and get your deepest longings for intimacy, acceptance, understanding legitimately met in Him, that you can truly enjoy healthy relationship in your marriage, family, or friendships…

Let’s Pray:

‘Father, meet with us today. Grant us savage breakthroughs of Your love, intimacy, acceptance, Your demonstrated natural affection, affirmation, approval, and understanding. Cause us to hear Your voice Lord Jesus, and touch the deepest parts of our soul, our spirit, our hungers….Only in You are we complete, complete us today Holy Spirit, recreate us, forgive us, make us the person of honor, dignity, respect You have created us to be. Wash us from our pain, our sick secrets, our shame, and defilement s, that we can walk with clear eyes, boldness, peace, confidence, in obedience to You, the purpose for which You have created us, in this, our generation, Amen’