February 1, 2017
"When Two Prophets in the Same Day Get Revelation About Bill Johnson, Bethel, California and Much More..."
by Chad Taylor and Stephen Powell
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
It's rare that we run two words together. Rarer still that we get two prophetic words that are so similar in theme by prophets who are not in contact with one another.
Early in the day yesterday Chad Taylor, a long-time prophetic writer for THE ELIJAH LIST, sent me a sudden download he received all about Bill Johnson, Bethel, and more.
Later in the same day, I received this word by Stephen Powell, who also had a sudden prophetic download also mentioning Bill Johnson, Bethel, Shawn Bolz, IHOP, Mike Bickle and Hollywood and California.
So for that reason...we are posting them together. Be sure to read them both. God is certainly speaking concerning these men, the anointing on Bethel, California and much more! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
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"A Word About Bill Johnson – My Beloved is Mine" Plus "California and Another Pentecost"
by Chad Taylor, Thomasville, Georgia
Heaven seemed to open over me recently, as an armada of visions and words came. This happened even despite my busy schedule with four kids and preparing for an extended trip to Alaska. The Holy Spirit stubbornly persisted until I finally stopped to listen. I saw a number of spiritual "flash points," or visions throughout the day that were at times very specific, then they would suddenly change becoming vast, sweeping, encompassing nations, continents and generations...
On the rare occasions like this when I personally glimpse even for a moment the refection of God's love and intentions for another human being, this unfathomable infinite love, it moves me profoundly, deeply. Or as Paul emboldened the Ephesus Church with these words: "That you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is." (Ephesians 3:18)
Song of Solomon 2:16 repeated itself over and over to me in the spirit as I waited and listened to the Lord, "My beloved is mine, and I am His: He feedeth among the lilies." Then the Lord said to me, "Song of Solomon 2:16 was only a precursor to John 3:16 when I would unveil His love fully, face-to-face to the world."
I then saw a series, of what I like to call "flash-points" or visions of Bill Johnson, Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. I am not alleging to know Bill Johnson personally, nor do I want to give the reader the impression that I do – I am only sharing what I have seen and heard. "My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies..."
Waves of Youth and the Nations
I saw a "replay" of a vision from 1956 that Loren Cunningham experienced which would later become the catalyst of YWAM, or Youth With A Mission. In short, Loren described waves on the shorelines of the continents on a world map, eventually growing bigger and bigger, covering the landmass. He describes in his vision that the waves changed to young people covering the continents, talking to people about their faith and witnessing...It was a sweeping missionary movement that would impact every nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Despite having over 15,000 full-time volunteers in more than 1,100 ministry locations in over 180 countries I saw this vision as yet fulfilled. While this spiritual tapestry continued to unfold I heard the Lord say, "Unfinished business..."
My vision suddenly changed, like a cutaway scene in a movie, and I saw Bill Johnson. He was part of this first "wave." The waves in the panoramic vision that Loren saw in 1956 on a missionary trip to the Bahamas. In the vision that I had today, Bill Johnson was in that 1956 wave, as were many others, a wave that widely impacted the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Photo via Flickr)
I have personally ministered at YWAM and taught strategic missions at the University of the Nations in Kona, HI and other YWAM bases. I have pondered Loren's vision of the waves of youth many times. The Lord revealed to me years ago while at the Kona base, that this vision was yet to be fulfilled in totality or fully come to fruition and to pray earnestly that it would. To pray as Jesus admonished his disciples to in Luke 10:2, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
A Three-Fold Cord
I then saw a tightly woven cord tightly intertwined, a "three-fold cord." This seemingly unbreakable cord had on it written plainly on each strand an inscription. One read, YWAM. The other, THECALL. Finally, the third cord was marked with the name, BILL JOHNSON BETHEL.
I heard the Lord say, "These three cords will create an unbreakable bond, or net, that will begin to bring in a great harvest of souls and even now I am binding them together as one..." It was like the story of Jesus in Luke 5 when their nets began to burst, "They caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink." (Luke 5:6-7)
As these visions continued to unfurl in sequence, the Lord allowed me to glimpse in a small way, however finite, this man's heart or spiritual DNA – Bill Johnson. I was moved. I saw a missionaries heart, a harvester to the very core. An Apostolic Evangelist as the likes of Paul. It was in his DNA, his natural and spiritual genetics. The perpetual cry of the missionary resonated through the corridors of his very being. It's who he was through and through and even now, in the vision, the Lord was "stirring the waters" of Bill Johnson's first love and I saw how deeply this was going to impact us all.
Africa and the Bethel Effect
I saw a vision of John G. Lake. Before John G. Lake was renowned for the Healing Rooms and the countless miracles accounted for through his ministry – he was simply known as, "God's Apostle to Africa." He was undoubtedly one of the most prolific soul winners of any generation. It is said that he was responsible for raising over 1,000,000 converts, 625 churches and 1,250 preachers in only five years of ministry in Africa. The only testimony beside the 1st Century Church to compare it to would be Hudson Taylor and in the Inland China Mission, or how David Livingstone and Amy Carmichael were to Africa and India what The Salvation Army was to England.
I saw a mighty river, a conduit of missionaries, workers, intercessors and worshipers, sent out from Bethel Church to all of Africa in what seemed like an endless river of missionaries and workers. It was a great stirring, an anointing birthed in a unique season of prayer – an "Azusa Street" type of prayer. An upper-room kind of prayer when they cried out in one accord for God's power to move the world. I heard this Scripture reverberate through it all, "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction..." (James 1:27)
I see a Fulton Street kind of revival and prayer that melts the hearts of His people like wax for a world yet unsaved and floundering. A revival that produces leaders such as D.L. Moody and David Brainerd. An unquenchable fire for the vast fields of humanity. I saw bright red glowing flames, small at first, spreading across the continent of Africa and multitudes being healed. Masses, myriads of human faces, far more than the naked eye could number born-again.
Edinburgh Scotland: An Apostolic Commission
I then saw a vision of Edinburgh, Scotland, the city that the historic gathering took place in 1910 called the "World Missionary Conference." The Protestant Church in nearly every nation was accounted for in June of 1910. They were confronted with the reality of a world that was still unreached after 1900 years following Pentecost.
1,200 representatives of every Protestant denomination and missionary societies gathered for ten days to seek God for worldwide revival. Edinburgh was the first of its kind since the "Jerusalem council" in Acts 15.
I saw a "Edinburgh Scotland" at Bethel. Considerable gatherings of missionaries and "generals" akin, to William Booth, Evan Roberts, Loren Cunningham and other leaders synonymous with missions and harvest. They gathered in Redding, CA and Bethel Church to receive and impart a mighty fresh directive for the nations – a Great Commission. The prayer of Psalm 2:8 was electric and in the air, "Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession."
I saw a notable revival in Bethel Church and Redding, CA rewriting the records of Church history that was different in its nature to past revivals of the last 70 years. It was not declamatory or what anyone was expecting, it was a "deep calling out to deep." It was an Azusa Street type of experience that caused men to weep as much as they would rejoice. Or as the prophet Joel so vividly described in Joel 2:17: Let the priests, who minister in the LORD's presence, stand and weep between the entry room to the Temple and the altar. Let them pray, "Spare Your people, LORD! Don't let Your special possession become an object of mockery. Don't let them become a joke for unbelieving foreigners who say, 'Has the God of Israel left them?'"
Renew Your Youth and Another Pentecost
The Lord gave me a very specific word for Bill Johnson and even at this writing I am still stunned by God's unconditional love, a thing in great demand in this late hour. It reminded me of the time, many years ago in Kona, HI, when I gave a similar word to Loren Cunningham. I heard the Lord speak from Psalm 103:5, "Your youth is renewed like the eagle's!" (emphasis mine) The "youth renewed like the eagle" was referring to Bill Johnson's "first love" or the "first works" that God had called him to early in his ministry. The call for missions, the nations and for souls. It was coming full circle. It was paramount; it loomed all around him and was imminent.
It was like another encounter following Pentecost when God "suddenly" appeared in the place where they prayed and the earth was shaken transforming them into powerful, effective witnesses. "After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly." (Acts 4:31) (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
I witnessed in my recent vision a mighty revival as if I was there in the flesh. A revival that we have not seen in over 150 years sweeping through Redding, CA and Bethel. However, it was not past-tense nor was it present-tense; it was futuristic in its scope and was looming directly ahead of them like a mountain. Impending, bursting the seams.
Leonard Ravenhill and Keith Green
I then saw a writing pen being put into Bill's hand. It was a pen you might notice in a business man's pocket, worn and put to much use but durable. I examined the pen closer, there was an engraving and I had to squint to see what it said, it spelled out, "Leonard Ravenhill." As I saw the pen with this particular named inscribed, I heard a melody in the background begin to play. I recognized it immediately, "O Lord, You're Beautiful." A song written and sung by the late, ground-breaking singer and song writer, Keith Green.
Leonard Ravenhill was the great 20th century prophet, tent evangelist, modern day revivalist, prolific author and friend of AW Tozer. A mentor of leaders such as the late Keith Green, Steve Hill and David Wilkerson. Even Loren Cunningham himself. I saw this pen presented to Bill Johnson from the hand of the Lord and I was undone.
This revival I saw at Bethel became a causeway or conduit that was created as a result of this evolution of prayer, a bridge spanning the nations with the Gospel. It was not only Bethel Church, but the Baptist Churches as well and many other denominations. It was a great end-time harvest that Jesus described in Matthew 13:39. It is in essence, a fulfillment of Loren Cunningham's vision of the epic waves of youth crashing on the shores of continents around the world.
It is the final chapter of Edinburgh, Scotland, the cry for missions and the need to shore-up any shortcomings of the post-modern church unable or unwilling to reach the world for Christ. It is the "Council of War" that General William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, would convene yearly to more effectively reach the city streets and metropolitan cities with charity and Good News.
Then, as suddenly as the vision began, it came to an end. I sat stunned and pondering, and I heard the words of Apostle Paul to the Corinthian Church that draws many parallels to the Church today: "When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn't use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God's secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the One who was crucified. I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God." (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Consuming Fire Ministries
Chad Taylor is known around the world for his two critically acclaimed books Why Revival Still Tarries and The Cry of the Harvest. After 15+ years as a prophetic voice to the nations and a full-time minister on television, radio and conferences, his passion and attention is often found elsewhere; with the broken, bedraggled, and unreached masses that are yet to be touched with the matchless love of Jesus. Chad has been called Prophet, Evangelist and a modern-day Revivalist but you will most likely find Chad under a bridge, a street corner and an inner-city basketball court than the meeting hall and if you're in his company long enough you will be as well! Chad currently resides in Georgia with his wife and three children.
Chad Taylor's Itinerary:
For a list of events click here
February 3-5, 2017
Feb 17-19, 2017
Feb 24-26, 2017
"I Will Bring Many Streams Together!" Words for Kansas City, Hollywood and California
by Stephen Powell, Fort Mill, SC
Intro by Stephen Powell: Here's the word I wrote at around 6:30 EST yesterday. It was so cool, cause when I first received it I was in the shower. Then about fifteen minutes later, I wrote this in the van on my smart phone as my wife was driving, as I was going out to eat with my family. When I got to the restaurant and was all done with the word, I looked down and realized that I had, in fact, put on an IHOP shirt in a hurry going out the door. IHOP's torch symbol was on my heart as the Lord spoke to me about Mike Bickle and his movement, as well as Bill Johnson and Bethel being on His heart! So cool! Here it is:
Kansas City – Hollywood – California
I see the Lord taking the anointing on Kansas City and combining it with the anointing on Redding – to bring forth a new youth vessel that God will pour into for inroads into the media mountain. I see ones which have received their foundation in the International House of Prayer and have progressed into the anointing on Bethel, even physically moving east to west, to invade California. Although they will receive Bill Johnson's mantle, they'll never be able to get away from what Mike Bickle gave to them. They will be Daniel for the new day, and they will also be Fasting Daniel.
Each film project, each producing opportunity, each TV spot will become a battle for Hollywood's real estate in the spirit, and they will understand the calling and walk worthy of it before the Lord (Eph. 4:1). They will have incredible grace to fast before the Lord upon entering Babylonian ground, and they will have supernatural favor. They will do things that Christians have not been able to do in Hollywood in more than a generation.
The enemy has controlled these grounds, he has treaded upon these mountains in the west and has set the rules. The enemy has sabotaged the careers of rising stars for the Kingdom of God, and has limited their effect, controlling this market with an iron grip...but the Lord says:
"No more. For I have raised up a mountain in the east which shall combine with the mountain that I've raised in Northern California, and they shall invade south through California together as one warrior, as they shall tread upon this enemy together on the mountains near the City of Angels, and they shall penetrate the projects of this field, and the enemy will be left wondering, 'How did Daniel make it past my defenses, how did this Daniel division evade the diviner's fee, how did they get past python?'" (Photo via Pixabay)
And the Lord would say, "I'm standing and laughing, for this promise has come forth, and these are the ones who Daniel prophesied about when He spoke all those years ago, 'they shall know their God, they shall be strong, and they shall do great exploits' (Dan. 11:32)."
I hear the Lord say, "I've brought Bolz to this land to face the Bulls, for prophet Shawn Bolz is a sign of what I shall do with this new company. He started with the International House of Prayer and he's since joined with Bethel, and now he's positioned in Southern California to be a light in the darkness there, to carry the power of breakthrough love in the midst of darkness." But the Lord says, "He is one of many and he is a sign, and I will bring others on the same path and they will invade."
New Prophetic Warriors Emerging
"Each warrior will be unique and will find their own way as God leads them in their unique path, but they will have impartation from these camps, and they will bring a shift in this land. I the Lord have purposed it, it will be done.
"I see Daniel praying three times a day, I see him praying in the heart of Babylon, and I see the heart of Babylon pushing out dark blood for red, for the breath of life is being released there; the voice of My prophet is being heard. He will not be twisted by python, he will not be changed by money, but he will be like a mighty warrior armored in fire, and every time the enemy touches him he will pay a price. Though the enemy slay one, ten more will quickly come in his place, for I the Lord of hosts has planned this battle, and this battle is Mine," says the Lord.
Again I see Daniel praying three times a day, and I see him fasting, and I hear the Lord saying, "This kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting, this demonic presence in Hollywood much be faced by fasting prophets, so do not forsake what Kansas City has taught you. You are uniquely fitted with these anointings in both the east and the west, so do not forget where you came from, do not forsake your first love. Your first love is Jesus, but I've also given to many of you the love of fasting and prayer, for it was I, the Lord, that did this work in you and I do not make mistakes.
"You will need these weapons for your warfare as you invade Babylon, and if you forsake your former ways you will not survive what lies before you. Hear these words, for many of you will be in danger, even danger for your very souls. Do not underestimate your enemy, for his lair has been Babylon for many generations, and he will not easily relent. He is coy, he is crafty, and he has a proven way which he deals with prophets. But I have given you My heart and mind, and as long as you stay hidden in Me, and use the weapons I've armed you with, you will be unstoppable, you will be unchanging, you will devastate this mountain of the enemy, so that in My day it will become the mountain of the Lord."
IHOP – International House of Prayer
I hear the Lord say, "The International House of Prayer is on My heart, and they have much to give this new generation, so don't forsake their ways. I have done a mighty work in this land, among these people, and they will continue to impart and raise up as I have seen fit to call them into this work. But there will be a merging of streams again, west with the east, as it was at the beginning when Metro merged with Vineyard. Azusa was only the beginning, for I will bring these streams together in more ways than one in the days to come to devastate the enemy's kingdom in this land. Both are needed, not one above the other, even as Peter and Paul were needed in their day. Don't forsake one for the other, for in doing so you cut off the flow of Kingdom riches that I've given to each. "
We need each other today more than ever, so let's embrace each other, not forgetting where we came from and what God has given us from the beginning, and we will rise as that warrior bride, furnished unto every good work which He has for us in this day! Only rise together, don't let the enemy divide you, and see how high you can rise as one in this nation! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Lion of Light Ministries
Stephen Powell is an Itinerant Minister commissioned under Steve Toliver of "Abundance of Rain Ministries", and is an Associate Revivalist through "Fresh Fire Ministries" under Todd Bentley. When he was a teenager God began to visit Stephen in powerful encounters in the Secret Place during extended seasons of fasting and prayer which has released a deep and tangible anointing in his life! Stephen's passion is to perpetuate revival culture where ever he goes and continue to walk in greater demonstrations of intimacy, power and glory with Jesus! He currently resides in Fort Mill, South Carolina with his wife and four children, and serves on Todd Bentley's Senior Apostolic Board.
Stephen Powell's Itinerary:
February 10-12, 2017
The Secret Place Church
8180 Regent Pkwy., Fort Mill, SC 29715
(for more information click here)
March 3-12, 2017 (7pm nightly Sun 11am)
March 3-5: Kenai / Kalifonsky Christian Center
Fairbanks / TBA
March 10-12: Wasilla / White Fields Church
March 24-25, 2017 (Fri 7pm, Sat 6pm)
Advancing His Kingdom
Reigning Word Intl' Ministries
2019 Pleasant Valley Rd., Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
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