From the desk of Steve Shultz:
For some of the new subscribers, you will remember that when Chuck Pierce and his team prophesy, I LISTEN.
I won't use many words but this was documented. This is prophecy in the NEWS!
Cry Now for the Land of Japan
We are crying out for the people in the land of Japan! This is one of the nations that I have regularly visited through the years. Yesterday, we had an amazing prophetic time with Robert and Linda Heidler, Keith Pierce, and Anne Tate making decrees over Japan. LeAnn Squier then sang over the nation. Notice the map below. This is a nation where the belly is trembling.
Prophecies are Being Fulfilled!
In May 2005, I took a team to Japan for a strategic prayer gathering on the northern island of Hokkaido. Hokkaido Island is called the Island of the Spirits ? a stronghold of spiritism in both Japan and the 40/70 Window. However, we went there to release a move of the Holy Spirit to overtake Japan. Several weeks before we left I received this word from my brother, Keith Pierce:
"There will be a shaking coming to Japan that will bring them to their knees. This shaking will change the industry of the nation. Japan has been built upon a fault line linked with a deep wounding from the past. This shaking will occur before the apostolic team that I am sending to Japan arrives. When they arrive, I will begin the healing of the fault line and release a new anointing for industries. I am sending you to the people group of that area and they will be humbled in the midst of their pride. Do not fear. I am causing the mountain to be brought down and the valleys to be brought up. I will create a leveling effect in Japan."
Within a few weeks, there was a major shift in their stock market as well as a major train wreck. Now, we see that nation trembling and shaking.
Prophecy Given by Chuck Pierce While in Hokkaido
On May 7, 2005, while we were in Japan on the island of Hokkaido, the Lord said: "This will be the year that Japan changes - one way or another. As I have brought you to the north (of Japan), I will also bring you to the south to gather you. I have been awakening the north wind to blow upon you now. When you gather in the south (Okinawa) and decree the south wind to come forth, you will see a visible swirling of My Spirit in Kobe, Kyoto and Tokyo. There will be a swirling, surrounding wind that overtakes the nation. This is the wind of change.
"I will cause waves to come in such a way that portions of the island are covered with water in the center of this land. This will create a cry that says, 'I must find higher ground.' This is a time of awakening that I am bringing to the northern point (Hokkaido Island). What I awaken here will sweep across the whole nation of Japan.
"The enemy would love to come through the east gate and bring an adverse wind that would change the course of the world. But if you will awaken the north wind in this hour then seeds of revival will begin to flow. My wind will blow open the resistance in governmental people that is set against My plan and devise to constrict My people. My wind will also open up an economic understanding in My people."
We declared, "Awake, O north wind! Awaken the north wind, and cause this garden that has been enclosed by the enemy to open up so that these seeds of harvest will come forth."
We also shared that it will be heard on the news that the nation of Japan is surrounded by wind. This will be a sign that harvest will sweep that nation. At that time I also encouraged the leadership to establish schools of the prophets both on Hokkaido Island (the far north) and Okinawa (the far south) to keep the wind of God blowing and to neutralize the demonic forces that are influencing and holding Japan in captivity.
Now is a time to declare that old religious structures will fall and many will experience the freedom and reality of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for needs to be met. Pray for people to find their new places to live. We are working with Ron Sawka who is an apostolic/prophetic leader who lives north of Tokyo near the earthquake epicenter. Any gifts for Japan will be sent directly to his ministry (Arise International). Below is a map of the earthquakes and aftershocks that have rocked Japan this past week that reflects the ongoing shaking.
New Positioning and Timing!
Below is a news update which shares how the earthquake has literally shifted the location of Japan. The article also shares how this has changed the earth's rotation and literally shortened the time of each day. With the shift of Japan towards the east, they are now seeing the light sooner each day! Additionally, time is "speeding up" and everyone's days are getting shorter (not just those living in Japan). As "time" changes, pray that no one delays responding to the Lord and the move of His Spirit.
Quake Pushes Japan Eight Feet
Posted on: Monday, 14 March 2011, 06:05 CDT
The US Geological Survey (USGS) claims the Friday's 8.9 magnitude quake along the northern coast of Japan has moved the island nation eastward by an estimated 8 feet. The tectonic shift was a result of "thrust faulting" along the boundary of the Pacific and North America plates, according to Paul Earle of the USGS. The North American plate is pushed by the Pacific plate at the rate of about 3.3 inches per year, however an earthquake large enough can provide a shove that is able to displace the plates with dramatic results. Similar movements had been recorded for the recent Indonesian and Chilean earthquakes, Earle continued.
NASA scientist Richard Gross reported that the earth's rotation was also affected. Initial estimates show the rotation of the planet has shortened by approximately 1.8 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second), and also shifted Earth's figure axis by about 6.5 inches. These are not time scales that would be noticeable by people but can be read by satellites, Gross told CBS News.
Finally, here is a note from Oziel and Rebecca Puente, Sr., one of our Houses of Zion in south Texas:
My wife and I are just watching this morning's service. During the prayer for the nation of Japan, the Lord showed me the following. Japan is referred to as the "Land of The Rising Sun." We are praying that they will turn their faces towards the Lord and will wave a new banner over Japan as "The Land of the Risen Son."
Glory of Zion International Ministries
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March 25-26, 2011
Voice of the Apostles & Prophets
Open Bible Fellowship
1439 East 71st Street, Tulsa, OK
March 26-27, 2011
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Truth and Deliverance International Ministries
5151 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL
March 31-April 2, 2011
Morningstar Advanced Prophetic Conference
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