The Opening of Doors


Doors will open this year, as you are willing to walk through them.

It’s imperative that in the year ahead we not only see our door of opportunity, but also enter through it. You must go through your doors of opportunity and enter and occupy the land God has given you. Doors of opportunity are time released.  Many times the enemy tries to block our advance by offering many alternative doors of access or blocking us from seeing the correct doors of access. This will be a season that we will also see new wells of supply awaiting us, but in order to do so we will first need to go through our door of opportunity. The wells of supply for resources lie behind the doors of opportunity. As these doors present themselves into your life and progressively move in there will be wells of supply to assist you to for your life and vision.
I declare over your life that your eyes will be open to see possibilities that you could not see before and that you will see what you thought as crisis is nothing more than an opportunity in disguise. I declare that the eye of God will navigate you through this season to see doors of connecting’s, opportunities and possibilities to enrich your life with the full supply of the Spirit of God. I command any distractions that would try to sabotage your from entering your doors will be broken. In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen!
(c) Daniel Pringle 

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Mature Prophets in the House of God by Jonas Clark

Mature prophets know how to flow in the house of God. Our society is filled with those that come into our churches who have formerly opened themselves up to New Age mysticism, witchcraft, the occult, and spiritualism. To protect the flock from false anointing and familiar spirits, there is a proper order in which the Holy Spirit likes to flow. When you understand this order you will compass biblical prophetic operations.
Mature prophets understand how to work within the local church. Scripture declares, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17). That is not to say that one has the freedom to do just whatever he or she wants to do during a church service. The Word says, “Let all things be done decently and in order (taxis).” Order, from the Greek word taxis we get our English word taxi. “Taxis”means an ordered flow. Those in prophetic ministry understand the meaning of taxis within prophetic operationsProphetic operations sometimes occur during church services. Let’s review some suggested guidelines for an ordered flow.

PROPHETIC TAXIS

Our society is filled with those that come into our churches who have opened themselves up to New Age mysticism, witchcraft, the occult and spiritualism. Because of this it is important prophetic taxis be taught and prophets submit to the order of the house as set by their leaders.

“Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy and forbid not to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:39-40)

The Apostle Paul taught to “covet prophecy” but urged to do so “decently and in order.” To reverence our God and flow in the liberty of the Holy Spirit I suggest there is a proper order that the Holy Spirit likes to flow. That order we will call prophetic taxis sets the stage for prophecy within local church services. It also helps protect the flock from false prophecy and the working of familiar spirits.

With any move, revival or prophetic voice from the Holy Spirit, it is the responsibility of the local pastor (set-man) and church leaders to set biblical parameters in receiving, judging, encouraging and guiding in the move of God. This includes guidelines for prophecy and order within the local assembly. We do that through such things as study of the Word, prayer, reverence toward the Lord and worship. There are many biblical examples for preparing the house of the Lord all given by the Spirit such as Moses, Exodus 25:40, and David, 1 Chronicles 28:10-12.

As order is established within the local church the Holy Spirit can move freely and minister to the congregation “dividing to every man severally as he wills” diversities of gifts, administrations and operations (1 Corinthians 12).  When this takes place the spiritual dynamics within the assembly are amazing as the Holy Spirit empowers believers to grow and mature in the Lord.

With these boundaries rightfully in place, any move of the Holy Spirit creates strong stable Christians, not flaky ones. Therefore, spiritual submission to the order of the house always brings about spiritual stability that guards the flock and allows the Holy Spirit to speak without hindrance. This means that guidelines for prophetic taxis must be set within the local church.

Because of the spiritual nature of our church services mature leadership is a must. We offer the following guidelines for prophetic operations during local church services and give examples of general prophetic error. Again, these are incomplete and suggested. They may change according to your particular church’s leadership and culture.

1. CAREFUL WITH “GOD SAID”

You have probably heard someone preface a prophecy with the words, “God said.” It can be used so often that we become callous to the saying and don’t pay much attention to it. There are times when God speaks prophetically, yet there are other times when God doesn’t say anything. If you are not sure that God said anything then say something like, “I sense that God is saying.” Later in this essay we will give examples of people that used those words, “God said,” inappropriately.

2. BECOME A KNOWN PROPHETIC MINISTER

Become a known prophetic minister within your local church under the approval of the church’s leadership.

David sinned by arranging the death of a faithful servant Uriah and taking his wife Bathsheba. In response the Lord sent the prophet Nathan to tell the king a story of a stingy rich man that robbed a defenseless poor man of his only pet lamb. After hearing this “David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth the man that hath done this thing shall surely die and he shall restore the lamb fourfold because he did this thing and because he had no pity.” Nathan responded to David, “Thou art the man” (1 Samuel 12).

This was a dangerous prophetic meeting. Any prophet other than Nathan could have been killed for such a prophecy. Nathan, however, had a personal relationship with David. Because Nathan was a recognized prophetic voice in David’s life he received Nathan and repented of his sin.

I attended a special church service with a prophet from our ministry. After service we were invited to a private dinner with some veteran ministry gifts. The prophet with me wanted to share a prophetic word with the leaders at the dinner. I wouldn’t let him for several reasons. First, I didn’t have a witness in my spirit to the word. Second, he was a young prophet in training. Next, the timing was inappropriate and the topic sensitive. Finally, he would not have been received as a prophetic voice since he was unknown to these particular leaders. When it comes to personal prophecy, prophetic ministry gifts are “better received” when they are recognized as from the Lord. This is the lesson we learn from the relationship between Nathan and David.

3. KNOW THOSE THAT LABOR AMONG YOU

As already said if a person is a ministry gift from Christ set in the local church that ministry gift should be recognized by the local pastor or set man. If the local pastor or set man does not recognize a person as a prophetic gift then that individual is not sent as a prophetic voice to that particular congregation. I present this as proper order. Scripture says, “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you” (1 Thessalonians 5:12). Some come like sheep to our churches acting like prophets who are ravening wolves. We can only know them by their fruits.

“Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-16)

It takes time to know people by their fruit. The only plant that grows fast in a garden is a weed. We are not judging one’s salvation but we are rightfully inspecting their fruit. Pastors are responsible to know their flock. This also includes those allowed to labor prophetically. Scripture confirms this, “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks and look well to thy herds” (Proverbs 27:23).

4. USE CAUTION WITH AMBIGUOUS PROPHECIES

Ambiguous prophecies can be confusing and are open to many interpretations. Use caution with them. Remember not everyone that comes into a local church came for the same reason you did.

“I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites and base desires, and by ingratiating (good words) and flattering speech, they beguile (deceive) the hearts of the unsuspecting and simpleminded [people].” (Romans 16:17-18 AMP) 


There is personal prophecy that is nothing more than “smooth sayings,” witchcraft or those prophesying out of their own imaginations. When the Holy Spirit speaks it will be expressly and whatever God reveals will be understood. To speak expressly means in a plain and definitive way.

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” (1 Timothy 4:1) 

To manifest the Holy Spirit through prophecy exalts the lordship of Christ and not man. Scripture declares, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10). We urge extreme caution with ambiguous directive prophecy, visions or dreams and encourage you to present them to your spiritual leadership to be judged. Your pastors offer a safety net with their biblical experience and spiritual astuteness.

5. AVOID DARK SAYINGS

I define dark sayings as prophetic experiences, including dreams and visions that are difficult to understand. I am insistent the Holy Spirit is capable of express communication. Christ does not give revelation without the ability to grasp what He is saying. All spiritual experiences need to be judged especially directive prophecy, dark sayings, dreams, and visions.

Some have mystical dreams that are not from the Holy Spirit. Perhaps this is happening to some when they sleep. We willfully choose to serve our Christ each day. When we sleep our will relaxes and we enter a dream-type state as our body shuts down to sleep. Our spirit is like a filter that picks up on things in the spirit realm throughout the day or even around us at night. It is these things that we may dream about in that sleepy realm. If those dreams, however, are only dark sayings that can be interpreted many different ways, they should just be ignored. Wash everything, including dreams, with the written Word of God. Remember our God is not strange, weird or mystical. He speaks expressly.

6. DISCERN HOLY SPIRIT OR VAIN IMAGINATIONS

Mature prophets understand the difference between the Holy Spirit and imagination. Imaginations (images and pictures) form within the spirit of your mind. God created us with a seeing ability. If I were to say, “Dog,” for example, you would see a picture of a dog in your mind. You would not see the letters d – o – g. If I were to say, “Tree,” you would see a picture of a tree in your mind. You would not see the letters t – r – e – e. The point is that people think and see in pictures. That is the way God created you.

The Word says the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to profit us. To one is given the word of wisdom and to another the word of knowledge (1 Corinthians 12). It does not say, to one is given the manifestation of a picture of knowledge or a picture of wisdom. This means we receive a word but that word is seen through pictures. Some, however, are not hearing anything from the Holy Spirit but only seeing pictures formed in their own imagination. The danger is when they tell others God told them something when He didn’t say anything. It may be nothing more than pictures seen inside one’s own imagination. Again, discerning the voice of the Holy Spirit or vain imaginations is important. Here are examples of people wrongly prophesying.

a. CHANGE OF MIND

One person told me that God sent them to the grocery store to buy a certain product. On arrival they found the store out of stock. They told me God spoke again saying, “Now go over to the other store and they will have it.” Was God unaware the first store didn’t have the product? Did God just simply change his mind or did this person never hear from God to start with? I hope you chose the latter.

b. THUS SAITH THE LORD

A pastor in Amsterdam, Holland told the story of a person standing up in church declaring, “Thus saith the Lord, just as Noah led the children out of Egypt” …silence…. “Thus saith the Lord, I made a mistake…. Just as Moses….”

c. GOD TOLD ME TO TELL YOU TO READ THIS

I was standing on the platform worshiping the Lord during a service with my eyes closed. A woman left her seat heading toward me. She plunged her Bible into my stomach startling me saying, “God told me to tell you to read this Psalm right now!” I responded, “Not now, go and sit back down.” She was offended and left the church. Did God really speak to her?

d. YOU’RE GOING TO DIE

A certain man was not acknowledged as a prophetic ministry gift at our church, Spirit of Life Ministries, Hallandale Beach, Florida. He said to me, “Thus saith the Lord, because you have not accepted me as your personal prophet you will die in thirty days.” This was a sad day for me. I was forced to deal sternly with this man.

e. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK

Another said that “God told him” not to get a job and work because he was to live a total life of faith. We found that he was around fifty year’s old living off his mother’s social security and had put his foreign wife out to work on his behalf. This man was using “God said” as an excuse for laziness.

f. THROWN OUT

Another person wanted to give a prophecy not in the right flow (taxis) of the church service. When not allowed to deliver it right then he stood and began to cast the devil out of the pastor. He was thrown out of the church by the ushers.

g. REBUKE YOUR PASTOR

A man showed me a video of a prophet telling him to rebuke his pastor and set him in order. He asked me to judge the prophecy. I told him he did not have any authority to rebuke his pastor and the prophecy was not from the Holy Spirit. The man got angry with me and said I needed deliverance. If I would have agreed with the prophecy, however, then surely I would not have needed deliverance.

All of these are real life examples of Christians that violated prophetic ministry. We love them but must uphold an atmosphere of prophetic taxis in our churches and ministries. Our God is not a flake. By keeping the right order in the house of God we raise mature prophets.

7. STAY CONNECTED DURING SERVICES

Some groups are notorious for having their own thing going on during a church service. During services it is important to get into agreement with your pastor. Don’t lay hands on, pray for, or prophesy to someone while the church service is in progress. No private ministry please. Keep an atmosphere of faith, reverence, worship, intercession, agreement, and expectation.

During some services deliverance takes place. During times of deliverance stay in your seat and don’t touch people who are being prayed for unless asked. We had a woman in our church that was slain in the Spirit and laying on the floor. A friend started to pick her up and escort her back to her seat. The ushers saw her and stopped her because they knew the Holy Spirit was not finished ministering to her. A few moments later the lady was delivered from the hold of an evil spirit. Had her friend succeeded in taking her back to her seat it’s likely she would have been robbed of her deliverance. As already said, “Let all things be done decently and in order (taxis).”

APERCU

  • The Greek word taxis means an ordered flow (2 Corinthians 3:17).
  • The Apostle Paul taught to “covet prophecy” but urged to do so “decently and in order.”
  • Prophetic ministry gifts are better received when they are recognized as being sent from the Lord. If a person is truly a ministry gift from God, set into a local church, that ministry gift must be recognized as such by the local pastor or set man.
  • If the local pastor or set man does not recognize a person as a prophetic gift then that individual is not sent as a prophetic voice to that particular congregation.
  • “The Holy Spirit speaks expressly” (1 Timothy 4:1). To speak expressly means in a plain and definitive way.
(c) Jonas Clark

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Got Patience?

Patience is a virtue we all need. With it, we have the ability to wait on the Lord to give us instruction in areas of our life where it is most needed. Many a foolish man has made life altering decisions in the heat of the moment when their emotions were under attack. We need to realize that certain choices cannot be undone. Some of those outcomes will haunt us until the day we depart this life.
Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
Patience will teach you how to cope with uneasy and difficult conditions until the time comes for change. It will empower you and grant you the strength you need in the face of turmoil to stand your ground and maintain your integrity. Patience is a necessity for the believer because there are certain issues in our personal life that WILL NOT change overnight. We will need the graces of patience to sustain us in those most challenging times when we need to put our trust in Almighty God.
James 1:19-20
This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
A hasty man is a foolish man. They will always make impetuous decisions and act out of their emotions. An impatient person hardly sees the righteousness of God working on their behalf because they lack the stamina to wait until He does so. A patient man does not have to answer every call, respond to every matter, or involve himself in every thing. He understands that one word said or deed done out of season can invoke a domino effect that can set off circumstances and spin them out of our control.
Wikipedia defines patience as, “The state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can take before negativity. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast. Antonyms include hastiness and impetuousness.”
Ephesians 4:1-2
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love.
The Lord is calling us to patience. He desires us to wait on Him for instruction before we say or do certain things that may bring added grief to our own lives. Many a man has suffered for making impulsive decisions and some have even caused their own departure from this life because they could not endure their difficulties. Teach us Lord, how to wait.
Psalm 37:7-9

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret, it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land

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Holiness Must Be a Lifestyle

Contrary to popular opinion, you must be holy. You cannot live like hell all week long and expect the promises of God to fall upon your life. You can’t assassinate your brethren with your tongue, lie, cheat, steal, sleep with every living organism there is and think the Lord is going to somehow shove all of your garbage to the side and pour out His blessing.

Sometimes the blessing you need is a delivered mind to stop doing the things you know are wrong so that you can obtain the greater promises of God in Christ. But you won’t get it until you ask for it. Hear me well, loud and clear, you can’t serve two masters. The Lord is a jealous lover who is not into sharing. It’s either all of Him or all of His arch enemy. You choose.

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Roll Away the Reproach

Joshua 5:9, “And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.”

REPROACH defined- The expression of disapproval or disappointment. reprove – upbraid – blame – rebuke – reprehend – chide, reproof – rebuke – shame – disgrace – reprimand – blame — dictionary.com

Let every area of our lives under reproach be removed from demonic observation, manipulation, and intervention and be rolled away from us. We receive divine intervention, manipulation and observation to smother us and all that pertains to us. We will not live under the reproach of any type of bondage of poverty, sickness, disease, ill fated relationships, and aborted destinies. There will be a miraculous turn around in our lives beginning today in Jesus name, our decree shall be enacted as law in the land.

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Possible Reasons for Delayed Marriage

The Spirit of God has revealed that some have been delayed in marriage because of word curses spoken against you from your ex. Even some of your former in-laws have spoken against you but in the mighty name of Jesus, let every word curse militating against your future in marriage be broken and shattered to pieces. Let every wagging of the tongue against you be stopped and let every negative word flip upside down and be converted into blessings in the mighty name of Jesus. I command barrenness in marriage and the spirit of lateness in marriage to be destroyed in your life. Let the wilted flower of love be restored, let it receive the dew of Heaven now and spring back to life and attract the love that you deserve as a son and a daughter of the Most High God in Jesus’ mighty name I pray, Amen.
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Prayers for Deliverance From Addiction to Nicotine

God did not design your lungs to inhale the poison of tobacco and breathe out its poison. It’s a trap from the enemy to shorten your breath, drive you to addiction and to an early grave. I destroy the appetite and craving for nicotine in Jesus name. I command the spirits of addiction to tobacco and nicotine to come out of your tongue, your teeth, your lips, your nostrils, your throat, and your hands in Jesus name. Let the Blood of Jesus cleanse you now and sanctify you. I rebuke premature death, death associated with lung cancer, throat cancer and ulcers in the mouth in Jesus name. Jesus wants you to be made whole therefore He beckons you to draw nigh unto Him and hat you may receive the healing in your damaged emotions which has opened to door to tobacco addictions in Jesus name amen.

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Wait Until Your Change Comes

Daniel had to wait 21 days for the manifestation of his breakthrough. He persevered, he contended, he wrestled and he remained consistent in his prayers until the glory was revealed from Heaven on his behalf. What if he had given up on the 10th day? The 17th day? Or even the 20th day? You can’t give up because God heard you on the 1st day but it may take a few more days for the materialization of the breakthrough. Don’t give up before it materializes. Don’t be moved. Don’t be side swiped. Find the rope of faith, tie a knot and hold on until your CHANGE COMES.

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Promises on Pause

For some reason, I have found that people clamor to receive a prophetic word but they avoid getting delivered. Here is a bit of solemn news for you. No matter how many prophetic words you receive, no matter which ‘highly esteemed’ prophet ministers to you, no matter how times you run around three times and bust your head on the second pew, your refusal to seek deliverance may just be the very thing that HINDERS your prophetic word from coming to pass.

I know this may not set well with some because we tend to think that God is going to bind Himself to His word regardless to how we live. The Lord has said that the promises of His are Yes and Amen and that’s what He means. But if you lack the capacity to contain His promises, they are still His promises even if they hang over the top of your head for the rest of your life.

You may just have PROMISES ON PAUSE!

It is God’s will for you to prosper, it is ALSO God’s will for you to walk softly before Him. The Lord responds to you. Heaven responds to earth. When earth is in alignment, rain will fall and seeds will sprout. But as long as you’re not found standing on the plumb line, the heavens above will be brassy. Give God something to work with so you can begin withdrawing from the spiritual realm what belongs to you.
2 Cor. 10:6, 3 John 1:2, 2 Cor. 1:20, 1 Peter 5:5, James 4:7,
Deut. 28:23

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