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|Posted by J. Scott Husted on April 17, 2013 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
“As we were praying in intercession I saw the Father and Jesus standing on the edge of the Asian continent facing eastward toward the Pacific Ocean. In their hands they held together a large net with which they cast over the Pacific Rim initially, but eventually it reached around the entire globe. In the net they were gathering those that would be caught by the vision for the House of Prayer, those who would leave everything to follow the vision to see God’s House of Prayer established in the earth. This was the initial harvest: a harvest of worshipers, intercessors, prophets, kings and priests who give their lives for the establishment and work of the House of Prayer. Many will be caught by the vision. Many will allow the vision to take root in their hearts. Many will give their lives to establish and resource this vision.
“Then I saw Houses of Prayer established around the Pacific Rim, and ultimately around the world. They were beams of light, lighthouses as it were and at each of these I saw the Father and Jesus and we, God’s people who had been caught by the vision, filled with the Holy Spirit, casting these huge nets over cities and regions and countries and continents. The nets made a great network of nets that brought in a HUGE harvest of souls. It was Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit within the dedicated Bride that went fishing for souls.
“I believe this is part of the work of the End Time harvest that is coming when God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. The House of Prayer and its dedicated workers play a key part in this harvest of souls.”
|Posted by J. Scott Husted on April 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM||comments (0)|
God sent us on a special mission
In February I took a break from the blog because God sent us on a special mission to the United States. I don’t know about you, but I usually have a good idea what’s on the agenda when I take a trip halfway around the world. But this time we seriously didn’t know at all what was in store for us!
It started after Christmas, and I was on Winter break. Semisi and Gela, missionaries to the Inuit and our partners in the Fiji project, were waiting out the worst of the Arctic winter in British Columbia. We were emailing back and forth — they don’t often have high-speed internet available to them where they live and work. God had connected them with a Fijian Pastor in B.C., and they were developing relationship with a Canadian tribal leader who really confirmed the Fiji project through several powerful prophetic words…
At the time, I got a strong feeling to encourage Semisi and Gela to go down to California while they were on the West Coast, and speak at a Fijian church in our home town — one that has been praying for the Ring of Fire plan, and for us as well. So I wrote an email out of the blue, and it was a confirmation to them. The Fijian Pastor In B.C. was already connecting them with Fijian communities down the West Coast, most centered in California.
Then Dionne, Jonah and I were blessed with a sudden, unplanned, grace-filled trip to California during the month of February. Dionne’s sister is bravely battling cancer, and we thought we should take a quick trip back home to spend some time with family. That was our reason for going, but God had much more up His sleeve.
After we got to California and were able to spend some time with Dee’s family, we received an email from Semisi telling us that he and Gela had arrived in California too. Our short family trip was taking on a new purpose. So we met up with Semisi and Gela at Semisi’s elder sister’s house in Hayward – a sister that he hadn’t seen in 30 years. We visited with Semisi’s dear sister, praying with her and ministering to the heart of a woman who had lived in exile from her family, friends and country for decades. Next we brought Semisi and Gela back to Sonoma County and showed them our own native land. It was a wonderful time together.
Over the next weekend we attended two Fijian community gatherings in Sacramento where we shared, and Semisi preached on God’s plan to build the house of prayer in Fiji. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with each community pledging their support. The next weekend we shared at two different Fijian communities in Sonoma County. They also were excited for what God is doing in the Ring of Fire plan, and offered their support. We are hoping, with this new interest, to begin construction on the prayer houses as soon as the land leases go through. This kind of interest allows us to start with the prayer houses first, before anything else – on the mountain site, and then on the Vunatawa Village site on the beach.
To say the least, our California trip was exciting. Since then, Scott has finished two new websites. One is for the Ring of Fire project, http://ringoffireresorts.webs.com/. The other is to support the formation of a House of Prayer network: http://ringoffirehouseofprayernetwork.webs.com/. The plan for the Fiji project can also be found online in a dynamic format at: gust.com/c/ring_of_fire .
Also, while we were in California Scott got to do some work with the architect on site planning for the Vunatawa Village Center, the beachside Center in Fiji. It was a good thing that we did this work, because as the government paperwork and approvals have been moving forward they are now asking us for site plans on the property. The news is that the architect has completed a set of site plans and they are in the process of being submitted to the appropriate government offices in Fiji. Woot woot! Things are moving forward in Fiji!
Pray With Us!
Pray for the Fijian communities on the West coast of North America – from California to British Columbia. Pray that God will bless them. Pray that God will use them as they reach out into their cities and neighborhoods with the love of Christ. Pray that they will catch the heart of God’s plan for Fiji, and that they will be “blessed to invest” into the Ring of Fire plan.
Pray for the land acquisition process in Fiji. We have been relying on a friend and land consultant in Fiji, Wisea, to handle the paperwork and application processes for us. Recently Wise has had some personal and family difficulties – part of their house was destroyed and the grandmother’s leg was injured in a cyclone. This has resulted in hardship, loss of income and medical expenses that have made it hard for them in every area. Please pray that God will bring a breakthrough for Wise and his family. Pray that God will give them a good home to live in; pray that God will continue to supply all of their needs; pray for healing and wholeness for his mother-in law, who lives with them. Pray also that the land process will continue moving forward, that it will be smooth and facilitated by the power of Heaven.
Finally, pray that God will bring the promised investment – and that He will give us the wisdom, ability and resources to pursue and attract the investment that God has promised to facilitate this, His plan.
God keeps doing great things as He moves forward with His plan in Fiji. Every day, every week, every month sees miracles of breakthrough and provision. We are not special people. But God has trained us in certain areas of expertise, and He has given us His plan to establish His house among tribal peoples around the Pacific Rim and elsewhere. We are small, but we have said YES to God… and He is doing this great work among us, for the people and the land. Please keep this project in your prayers!
|Posted by J. Scott Husted on January 31, 2013 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Worship is the act that makes all Spiritual functions possible.
· We come to God through the elements of the Kingdom (but that's what I'm writing my new book about...)
· Worship is the key to activation of all Spiritual functions in us - Rom. 12:1-3.
In worship we lay ourselves down and acknowledge God as High and lifted up – over the Earth, over men, over circumstances, over ourselves. "…offer your bodies as a living sacrifice… this is your true and proper worship" Rom. 12:1.
Worship lifts God up in our eyes so that He can take His rightful place as All Sovereign Lord, and so that we can take our rightful place as children of the Eternal."…in view of God’s mercy, offer your … sacrifice… your true and proper worship" Rom. 12:1.
Worship leads us through all of our tattered veils so that we can stand, unhindered in the presence of God -- Heb. 10:19-24.
Worship leads the way into the Presence of God. In doing this, the power of His presence is released Heb. 10:22.
Worship leads the individual, but also and the corporate body -- all of the other functions of His Kingdom – into the power: His presence.
The Power of His Presence will: heal us, break chains of bondage, drive away the enemy, create a new heart in us, give us power to live free from sin and death… Being "transformed by the renewing of your mind" Rom. 12:2, and " having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water" Heb. 10:22.
The Power of His Presence will activate all Spiritual functions.
· In worship we will come to know Him, "drawing near to God with a true heart, in full assurance of faith…" Heb. 10:22.
· In worship we will begin to apprehend His Heart for us. Worship is the beginning of intimacy.
· When we apprehend His Heart, we will begin to share His desires and burdens. In worship, intercession will be activated in us for the things God cares about.
· Once God's heart of intercession is activated in us we will learn to carry God's concerns back to Him, and He will begin to reveal His thoughts, His purposes, and His plans to us. This is the activation of revelation: "Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Rom. 12:1, 2.
· The heart of worship leads us into the activation of intercession; the activation of intercession leads us into the activation of revelation…
· When God shares His thoughts, purposes and plans with us, we are compelled to tell others. This is the activation of teaching, and ultimately evangelization for others. "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works…" Heb. 10:24.
Worship will bring us into the Power of His Presence, and that intimacy will activate all Spiritual functions.
Because of this, we must shift our view: God is not after your service, He's after your heart.
God does not want to bring you into ministry, He wants to bring you into intimacy.
God is not intent on building the church as we know it, He is intent on preparing a Bride: individually and corporately.
· This is your personal consecration as a worship priest in the house of prayer: to go into intimacy and become that prepared Bride;
· this is your calling: to lead others into this same intimate place.
This is worship:
" Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Rom. 12: 1, 2.
This is worship:
"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works…" Heb. 10:19-24.
|Posted by J. Scott Husted on January 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
So– the message here is: MAKE YOURSELF READY!!! You can start by praying through God’s Building Agenda that He has been showing to His people:
Pray for Advancement – God, we pray advancement for Your plans and purposes inour lives!
Send out the call all over the city for worshippers and prayer warriors to join our ranks! Send the Body of Christ, send the unsaved – send the people that You have in mind to come and partner in Your presence here!Advance us in numbers, in reputation, and in favor with You and man, Oh God.
Pray for Communication – God, we pray for excellent communication during thisbuilding time!
We pray for excellent communication within our ranks – no hidden agendas, no misunderstandings, no buried or hurt feelings. Keep everything in the light, and keep communication clear and effective!Help us to communicate Your purposes here well to the rest of the Body of Christ – help us to communicate clearly about Your plans, and help others to catch the vision!
Pray for Investment – We pray for increased investment in Your purposes God!
We pray for increased finances, God, in order to support Your work for the city and the world.We pray that You would send finance specialists, God, with connections to Kingdom finance groups who would want to give to the establishment and ongoing ministry of the House of Prayer, and Your other plans and visions.Send givers who will give!
Pray for Growth Resources – We pray that You will cultivate the resources we willneed to grow.
God, cultivate Teachers, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists and Apostles in our midst, and give them the word and the power that we need to grow.Cultivate media makers in our midst in order that Your heart and message will go out to the world.Cultivate leaders who will take their places as worship leaders, prayer leaders, care leaders, gatekeepers, and everything that we will need to grow!
Pray for Hospitality – Raise up the Hospitality arm of the Body ofChrist!
God, raise us up with hearts of hospitality for one another and the world.Give us the heart to take in the travelers who will come,Give us the heart to make room for the least on the streets, and give them vital livelihood in connection with Your plans.Give us the facilities to engage in hospitality.
Pray for an Increase of Worship,Intercession & Revelation – Increase Worship, Prayer and the Word in our midst!
Increase our anointing of Worship before Your throne!Deepen our heart for prayer – Holy Spirit, teach us to pray!Expand our capacity for revelation — from the Word and the Spirit!
Pray for Strategic KingdomPartnerships – God, network the Body of Christ!
Connect us with strategic partnerships.Give the Body of Christ a heart of love, so that we will partner with one another to see Your plans and purposes established in the Earth.Connect us so that we can share abilities, experience, expertise and resources in order that Your Kingdom will be established among us in a greater and greater way…
“Do It God! Build it! Establish Your Kingdom Among Us!!!”