Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gary on Cameras at Bethel and Jesus Culture 2010

Here he is running the jib affectionately known as the giraffe. Bethel has a great camera team that he is honored to be apart of.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Inspiration

Lately, I have been frustrated by the fact that though spring has sprung in many of our neighbor's yards, spring is limping through ours. We were given part of the day off in school on Tuesday and told it was our time to encounter the Lord. Many of my friends see things in the spiritual realm in the form of closed visions (like a movie clip in your mind) and get impressions (hunches that turn out to be really accurate). The Holy Spirit often reveals knowledge that we couldn't normally know on our own. Intercession has become a lot more fun this year as I've learned about the joys of prophetic acts.
Three of my friends drove up to Whiskey town to go hiking for the morning. Two of them had an open vision there the previous week, that happened to be the same vision and came back totally rocked. Last week, while Wendee was overlooking the valley she saw with her natural eyes thousands of colorful circles of light floating around, what she called orbs. She felt the Lord's presence really strong and like heaven was pulling on earth. I've heard the expression pulling on heaven, but this was a new one, that heaven is pulling on earth. I've never seen "orbs", but the best description I've heard is something close to the circles you in see in photographs of the sun when the light is hitting the lens just right. I've drawn them before not knowing what they were. When her room mate joined her, Wendee asked what she saw over the valley, and immediately she described the exact same vision. This week when they went back they said the orbs were still there but not as many as they had seen the week before, they still had a great time getting rocked by the Lord's presence.
My encounter time had a different flavor. I didn't have an open vision, but being a beautiful day, encountering Him outside seemed like an appealing option. Being taken back by the beauty around me on my prayer walk I began prophesying life to my own yard when I got back home. We have three trees on our property which haven't showed signs of new growth yet. Life is blooming all around us. One is a palm tree that is supposed to stay green year round, but is turning brown not green. Our grass is brown in large areas from the winter and the clumps of bright new growth has an orange rust like fungus on it. We have had LOTS of rain, so getting enough water isn't the issue, but unlike other yards ours hasn't gotten the memo. So as a prophetic act of intercession here's what I did while speaking life to our yard. When I got done I came inside to clean out my brushes and as I unraveled my clumped up painting rag here is what I saw. I think Jesus was laughing with me that day.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Amazing Testimonies from tonight...

Banning Liebscher- (Bethel staff and director of Jesus Culture) spoke Sunday night and several amazing healings happened during worship and before his preaching. Claim these for yourself-Lord do it Again!!
Woman who had suffered 4yrs from chronic fatigue healed- wasn't able to walk up and down stairs by herself . She walked up and down a flight of stairs outside without any trouble for the first time in years.
Lower back healed,
Vertebrae in back popped back in place during worship,
Mobility regained in torn left calf muscle- and pain free,
2 right and 1 left shoulders healed,
Regained full mobility in leg: Tumor removed and Femur replaced causing limited mobility in girls leg -mobility fully restored, pain free!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Owls-warriors of the night

This last year Kris Vallotton prophesied, “I feel like the Lord is changing the mascot of this season from the eagle to the owl because the owl is nocturnal, lives in the night, can see the eternal and knows who’s who”

-The next day Kris was meeting with a rapper whose on VH1 named Amad. Kris prophesied over him that he’s meant to be a prophet to the nations and that God has been giving him a sign to show him this. Amad told Kris how white owls kept swooping down and almost hitting him as he drove or walked and he knew it was the Lord trying to get his attention.

- Brian and Jen Johnson (our main worship leaders at Bethel) keep seeing white owls along with many others. In the night season the owl can see what is meant to destroy and he not only destroys it but it brings him nourishment. It has 270 degree vision as it turns its head around and can see far even in low light

-Gary saw a white owl about two months ago as we were driving. It swooped down over our wind shield after a church meeting one night.

Owls represent Christians moving in the prophetic with wisdom as they see past the dirt in peoples lives and discover the gold. Kinda like going into the enemies camp incognito and setting the POW's free, specifically in the realms of influence in society. Owls looks like a people strategically infiltrating the mountains of society, and gaining influence that affects society as a whole. Transformation happens to the mountain along the way as the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God.

We are like sheep among wolves who are hungry for who we are. We are leaven in the loaf of society that permeates every part and brings life. Innocent as doves, but shrewd as serpents.

Two interesting links to visit:

Prophecy 101

Common Misconceptions about the prophetic:

Legend of the Gaurdians -Movie Trailer

I don't know who is behind this video or if its any good, but it is interesting considering the significance of owls during this season.