INTIMACY WITH GOD JOURNAL
Opening: Many Waters. What do you hear?
Brief Synopsis of Birthing Dreams and Visions Conf.
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Linda & Mike Schreurs
We just came through our beginning of the year conference, Birthing Your Dreams and Visions. In the natural realm, when a pregnant woman’s water breaks, the birth of her baby is imminent. I’d shared with those at the conference that spiritually speaking, this is where we are! Our long awaited dreams, visions, hopes, intercessory prayers are about to burst upon us in fresh, amazing ways.
Weeks and months prior to this, I began hearing the sound of many waters in the Spirit. Revelation 1:15 says the Lord’s Voice is like many waters. I began to ponder the power of that thought. What would it be like if mankind, with all its technology, were able to record and combine all the sounds of the masses of waters on the face of the earth? What if we could take all the babbling brooks, raging rivers, stormy ocean waves, heavy rainfalls, and every powerful waterfall such as Niagara Falls and merge them together?
Certainly it would be a very penetrating and powerful sound! The force of that
sound alone could instill great fear! How much more so the Lord’s Voice at the End of the Age, when He calls for His Bride! In the blink of an eye, that sound will penetrate the entire earth! (1 Cor. 15:52)
We need to develop sensitive hearing skills. What do you hear? What are you listening for? Are you alert? We must learn to discern. We must learn for ourselves the deep, swelling voice of God Almighty! Isaiah 55: 3 admonishes, “Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen that you may live.” Over and over again in the opening chapters of the book of Revelation, the phrase, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” We need to define which voices we’re listening to. If it’s the clamoring, disharmonies of worldly systems then we’re in for major disappointments. But if it’s the Eternal Voice of God Almighty we’re in for a future and a hope beyond compare!
Is your heart gladdened or saddened by what you’re listening to? My prayer is that you’re in tune much more to the sounds of heaven than the sounds of earth. The Lord’s Voice is about to thunder across the earth! “The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful, the voice of the Lord is majestic.” (Ps. 29:3-4; See also Ps. 64:9)
REPORT ON BIRHTING YOUR DREAMS AND VISIONS CONFERENCE of January 23, 2010
Mike and I want to thank each of you who came to this strategic conference at the ‘head’ of this significant year, and beginning of the new decade. Thank you for those who could not make it but stood with us in prayer. And special thanks to those who helped with financial support for what the Lord is doing in and through IWG.
Many prayers preceded and have gone behind this conference. Please know the Lord is continuing to ‘birth’ in each of your lives! Watch for the sound of many waters! Watch for the bursting forth of Baal Parazim and the victories on the horizon!
If you have a testimony from the conference, by all means let us know! We’ve already heard some great things. One has had an increase in salary. One has been given an actual ‘due date’ of the birthing of their promises. One felt they had actually gone through a spiritual birth canal and born again, with a whole new perspective on life!
It’s amazing how the Lord knits the Body of Christ together, confirming again the power of agreement. (Matt. 18:19) I can’t help but mention an upcoming conference with almost the same title with a ministry associated with Patricia King’s from Extreme Prophetic. Here’s their promo:
The Birthing Place Conference
City, State: Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center - 1910 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Date: March 24-27, 2010
Speakers: : Dr Mark Chironna, Brian Lake, Patricia King, Sid Roth, Don Nori, Michael Jr
Worship: Shawn Donham
Purpose: There is a Dream within you-and it's all about God's great purposes and plans for your life and the lives you will touch as you fulfill the destiny He has designed for you. (Jer.29:11)
Life is about dreaming, doing, and enjoying yourself in the process. Sometimes it might seem as if your dreams are just too wildly improbable, or there are too many obstacles standing in your way, or you've missed your window of opportunity. But if those dreams are divinely inspired, hope is far from lost.
Get ready for a soul stirring, thirst-quenching encounter with God as you give birth to your dreams! Despite every attack, threat and fear, God will victoriously liberate your spirit and bring you into a deeper revelation. You'll arrive at a place where overwhelming weights fall off, strength is renewed and your destiny begins.
BRIEF PHOTO SYNOPSIS OF IWG CONFERENCE
Dr. Steve Ziebell giving insights & words
Many were wonderfully blessed by Dr. Ziebell as he ministered with godly insights and prophetic utterances.
Patrick Green leading worship
Patrick introduced the group to a song the Lord had just given him that morning. It was fresh fire from the Throne of God!
Those who gathered in great expectation of all the Lord purposes to do, left with a happy, full heart.
Martie Cornell blowing shofar
The sounding of the shofar always shifts the atmosphere!
As each person entered the doors, they were anointed with oil called ‘Spring up, O well.’ It’s from Numbers 21:16-17 which calls for the people to assemble so that the Lord may give them water. I Corinthians 15:46 says the natural proceeds the spiritual. Therefore, it was no coincidence that rain was falling most of the day. I knew the Lord was leading us into deeper spiritual wells!
I believe there were a number of highlights throughout this conference. But notably, the beautifully crafted prophetic painting by Angela Meijer was one of them! Everyone was enthralled with its progress throughout the morning. It spoke volumes.
My husband, Mike, as well as Craig Leaming and others, shared its significance. Among those is that the days of the screeching owl…the waste places of Babylon, are over! (See Isa. 34:11; Ps. 102:6.) It’s well known how the owl has very sensitive night vision. The Lord is giving insightful revelations as to the ‘dark night of the soul,’ many have been in. We’re now emerging into streams in the desert! Restoration, deliverances, healings, provisions are being released to a new degree in this hour. But we must be sure we’re on the highway of holiness according to Isaiah 35, so there will be blossoms coming forth from our desert experiences!
Watch for the breakthrough of spiritual waters, as times of intense refreshing upon the saints is at hand! “Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth, will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” (Isa. 43:19) It’s interesting that Chuck Pierce of Glory of Zion Ministries has just stated that we have entered the season of the owl!
Earlier I had shared about a thunderous applause I’d heard in my spirit in the early morning hours of December 31, 2009. Just the day before, the Lord allowed me to experience some supernatural things as in seeing His cloud of glory, and smelling holy smoke from His Throne Room. It took my breath away! “The Lord has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud.” (2 Chron. 6:1; See also 7:1-2) I know beyond a shadow of a doubt the Lord is up to something quite wonderful in this New Year and decade. It doesn’t mean there won’t be any trials or heartaches to go through, but it does mean that as we keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, we can face anything victoriously because He is with us. Any and all waste places may be transformed into heavenly waters of breakthrough! And just like Joseph who was left for dead by his own brothers in the miry clay of a pit, he could declare that what they meant for evil, God turned it to good. (Gen. 50:20) Make this declaration over your own circumstances and watch what the Lord can and will do. It’s an attitude of the heart.
Immediately upon hearing the applause in my spirit I picked up my personal journal and wrote:
“I have heard the thunderous applause of God! How strange! How wonderful! It’s heaven and earth clapping together and giving praise to our Most High God for all He’s done, is doing, and is about to do! Oh my, how loud! How penetrating this sound of praise and worship unto Him!
As I’m listening in stillness, there is THUNDER in the Spirit! I can’t explain it. It’s shockingly glorious because it’s God’s Breath moving mightily upon the earth shaking up humanity once again! I stand amazed. I don’t understand what this is, but I know it is so wonderful!”
I wrote more, but this was the main portion of what I was hearing. Then the Holy Spirit took me to His Word for confirmation: “O clap your hands all peoples, shout to God with the voice of joy.” (Ps. 47:1); “For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Is. 55:12) But most notably was Psalm 98:8a, “Let the rivers clap their hands; let the mountains sing together for joy…” Indeed, holy waters are rising upon us! And as I shared this, those gathered began to shout and praise the Lord with loud clapping! I believe it broke open the heavens to a new degree!
Our grand finale and final highlight came as I sprinkled water on everyone as a symbol and a sign of the waters of breakthrough. It’s as when a woman’s water breaks during labor and she’s about to give birth! I decreed in Jesus Name the Baal Parazim of 1 Chronicles 14 when David heard the peculiar sound of the ‘breaking through of waters’ that brought victory.
Our dreams, visions, intercessory prayers are coming into fruition! Joel 2:28-32 is at hand. Old men are dreaming dreams, young men are seeing visions, sons and daughters are prophesying. In fact, this was part of the new song the Lord gave Patrick to teach us that very morning!
We’ve entered the profound sound of heavy rain from heaven as experienced by Elijah in 1 Kings 18 and the healing waters of Ezekiel 47. Blessings! Blessings! Divine waters from God’s Throne Room are being poured out. Jump in!
The key question is, “Are you listening for the breakthrough of these waters?” Whatever your ear is attentive to, that is what will overtake you. It was significant that I used a water basin from Israel, as well as a branch from an evergreen tree. “Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.” (Isa. 11:1) Glory!
This basin from Israel is partially filled with water, and the branch was used to splash water on those who came forward. It represented the waters of breakthrough!
Craig Leaming from Urbandale, Iowa upon studying the owl paintings noted: “The absence of the atmosphere of the world reveals the Spirit of God. The face of the owl was piercing the atmosphere with its anointed eyes. The unseen is seen by the anointed eye. Then, knowing the seen, it calls them into action. They then ride on the unseen to what is seen only by them. This is the visualization of the path of God’s Holy Spirit.” I’d chime in and say, “This is something to ponder!”
Craig also shared how “The anointing with the water and branch was a righteous, led by the Spirit action, that truly brought instant breakthrough to the current will of God for me. Thank you for being obedient and letting the Holy Spirit serve Himself up through you.”
Another saint from Richland, Iowa wrote: The conference was refreshing and a ‘right
on’ word for 2010.”
Ladies and gentleman of the Most High God, 2010 is going to be a fruit bearing year. Pray the prophecies with more fervor than ever before. Don’t stop seeking and looking upward into the Lord’s holy face so that He may take you into your divine destiny and all He has for your life. Let nothing stop you. Nothing!
Renew with intense passion the desire in your heart to grow in even greater depths of His Presence, His love, grace, power, authority and victory. (Rev. 3:16) Therein you will find that out of your inner-most being shall flow rivers of Living Water! (John 7:38) We’re destined to live in a whole new level this year and beyond!
Beginnings of painting
Mike Schreurs & Craig Leaming giving insights about the paintings of the owls.
Propehtic Artist, Angela Meijer, with her two owl paintings. The left one is called: Present Owl, the one on the right is called: Future Owl.
To see these astounding paintings close up and to order your copy go to Angela’s web site at:
LINDA’S BOOKS, Armageddon Bride and Words Aptly Spoken are available at many major book stores, or by the contact info at the end of this Journal. Those who were able to come to the Birthing Your Dreams and Visions Conference were blessed with a free copy of Armageddon Bride. This timely book, endorsed by Lou Engle and others, speaks of the morale issue that is playing havoc in many societies globally. The Lord is returning for a Bride without spot or wrinkle. What does that mean?! ($14, plus $4 shipping). Words Aptly Spoken, endorsed by Francis Frangipane and others, is about IWG Ministry’s Prophetic Prayer Journey to Iowa’s 99 County Courthouses. What’s happening in Mid-America that’s about to shake the nations?! ($20, plus $4 shipping).
WOMEN’S SPRING HERMITAGE, is set for April 29-May 2nd. Nothing can compare to the privacy and quietness of your own little cabin in the woods. Personal, uninterrupted time alone with God not only refreshes your soul, it brings greater depths in your walk with Him. Contact IWG for more details.