An Unshakable Kingdom By Joshua Shaw
I had a vision a few weeks ago, there were many parts of it but it has a lot to do with what was going on. The first part, I was in a living room with no windows, no dining room, and the front door opened and I saw rotting fruit fall to the ground. The ground level raised up passed the door, as soon as I crawled out I looked back and saw a skyscraper and the ground rose passed the skyscraper. I was able to stay on top of the rising ground without being buried in it. God is raising up the Church to rise above what is going on in the world.
There is an increase of persecution for believers as America is rising against the principles of the Kingdom of God. Many people are thinking it’s the end of the world and that God is ready to judge America, but God is not desiring anyone should perish, but all should come to repentance. It is the nature of God to restore and heal those who are lost and broken. Stay encouraged and don’t lose heart, Even in this, God has a plan of reconciliation.
The Lord has been speaking to me a lot about this, one thing that He revealed is that, He’s allowing the devil to overplay his hand. The Church is going to be refined and purified, and doctrines and traditions that hinder us from following after the Lord are going to fall off like scales from the eyes. Many have built their faith on the traditions of men instead of the power of God. There is a huge reformation happening within the Church, where people are giving up religion and the traditions of men for the realities Kingdom of God. With the increase of persecution, there is a decrease of luke warmness. Believers stand stronger for a Gospel that costs something.
We have been given an unshakable Kingdom, everything that can be shaken is not of His Kingdom. There is a shaking going on in the Church, God has given us an unshakable Kingdom. He is allowing whatever is not in His Kingdom to be shaken that the only solid place we can stand is in Him. The manmade traditions and doctrines that have hindered people from experiencing and walking in the fullness of what Jesus paid for are getting shaken. Many Congregations are going to catch on fire and step into what God is doing or fall away in compromise. God wants His Church firmly planted in the unshakable foundation, Jesus.
Matthew 7: 24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Back to the Bible
In my vision I saw a false Jesus sitting with two kids in the grass and then it switched to a wheat field and a green electric mist was causing the plants not to grow. As I was praying about it, the Lord put it on my heart that it’s concerning false doctrines that are causing compromise, division, and hindering growth in the Church.
There is such a strong urging in the Spirit to get back to the foundation of the Bible. There are many deceptive doctrines that are starting to impact many believers and hinder their walk with the Lord. It is important not just to take peoples word for it, or even our own opinion, but prayerfully getting back to the Scriptures and trusting Holy Spirit to lead us in all truth.
We have been given the Holy Spirit, who leads us in all truth. One of the primary ways He teaches us is by breathing life on the scriptures. We need to remain humble and teachable and always let our hearts be open to correction. The Holy Spirit will take truth and reveal it to our hearts if we are dependent on Him and not wise in our own understanding. Holy Spirit will always take us deeper in the revelation of scripture and never away from it. If you’re listening to a spirit that is taking you away from the Holy Scriptures, you’re listening to a demon.
With discerning false doctrine, You will know by their fruit. What are the ones following that path producing? Sometimes it’s too early to see the fruit, but other times it’s clear. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the fruit of it.
John 14:25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
James 1: 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
Place of authority
Another part of that vision was a large black storm coming on top of a huge wheat field. It was blocking out light so the wheat couldn’t grow, but I commanded to leave in Jesus name. Each time I commanded it, it left a little more and after three times it left. Then, I was able to command that green mist to go off of the field and it left.
The Lord is raising up believers in a place of authority. He gave the Church all authority over the power of the enemy. Regardless where the world is at, we live in a superior Kingdom and we have been given authority to make a change in this world, to demonstrate what His Kingdom looks like. The normal Christian life is becoming Children of God, demonstrating the power of God, to bring glory to God. This is what is needed in America, and His power demonstrated through His love is going to sweep many into the Kingdom. This authority is also going to help many believers who have fallen into deception.
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
Stand strong and Love
The Lord is saying, stand strong and love. There is a storm happening right now, don’t let it block out the true light. He gave us a commandment, to love others as He loves. With the increase of persecution against Christianity, decisions recently made by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage, and the many in America standing strong against the Kingdom of God, the Lord hasn’t changed. He is saying show the world how I love. Jesus was persecuted, mocked, spit on, beat, and nailed to a cross while the people He came to save were shouting, Crucify Him. His response was to say, “Father, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.” Jesus gave His life for a world that hated Him out of love and He commands His followers to go by example.
John 15:12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends
1 Peter 2:19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22 “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
Overcome evil with Good
We are to love our enemies, when they curse us, we are to bless them in return. This is such an important opportunity that will define what love looks like to the world around us. When people come against us, when we are mocked, hated, and despised for the name of Christ, we are to walk in the opposite spirit. We are to walk in the opposite spirit. We need to avoid the us verse them mentality and instead of fighting against them, we are to love, accept, and bless them while standing firm on what the word says and trust the Lord in His justice.
Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
1 Peter 3:11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
In the same vision, I looked at the wheat and commanded it to grow three times and each time it grew more until the last time I commanded it to shoot up to the heavens and it did. When it rose up there were three lions that ran towards me, but when they got close they were an inch big and I was able to step on them, except the last lion was a white lion with black stripes and when it got close it was a foot big and bruised my heel when I stepped on it.
The Lord is raising up His Church to bring in the harvest. Revival is coming to America and when it does, there will be those who come against it out of pride. Though it will look threatening, the attack is going to pale in comparison to what God is doing. The last lion is the religious spirit, which is going to hurt more because of so many brothers and sisters caught under that spirit, but even that will be put under the Church’s feet as God raises up the harvest.
The Thriving Church
The Lord is saying, “I prepare a feast in the presence of my enemies. I am able to make My Church thrive. This world lacks the power take away My Churches lampstand. I will cause an increase in a barren land, I will cause springs of water to rise up in drought. I will cause my Children to flourish, that the world may know and see that there is a God in America.“
I see a radical increase in the Churches that are hungry for His presence and His name to be glorified. I see a move of the Spirit where many are going to be swept into the Kingdom, Millions, even billions are going to come into the Kingdom in this next wave of glory.
Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
- Joshua Shaw
"While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said: "your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?" As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, 'Do not be afraid; Only Believe.'"-Mark 5:35-36
Recently, there have been people who have had situations arise that begin to oppose their faith in the Lord. These situations speak contrary to the words of our Precious Jesus. Many of you have knocked, persevered, waited, prayed and fasted but have yet to see a release to your promise. It has gotten to a point that even your friends and family have come around and inquired "Why bother? There is no hope. It is not going to happen." But Jesus has heard your petition and He is saying; "Do not be afraid; Only Believe!" Your Belief, your Faith will be the driving force to seeing your mountain move. It will be the driving force to obtaining your breakthrough.
Friends, I encourage you to have NO FEAR!
As you stand in Faith and choose to believe, you WILL see your promise fulfilled!
The Lord has been ministering to me about increasing expectation in 2015. Faith is a huge thing, when faith is genuine, we expect to see what we’re believing Him for. This year, God is going to blow our minds with what He can do, we need to position ourselves by expecting Him to move. Expect more, more intervention, more encounters, greater exploits, and greater clarity in hearing Him.
The Harvest is ripe and the Lord has raised up many laborers to bring it in. 2014 was an intense year for many. It was a year of Departure, transition, and positioning. This year, the Lord is pouring into those positioned to receive, those who have been laboring in the fields will see the fruit of their labor. I see a picture of a large garden bed with seeds, and seeds, and seeds planted and an explosion of growth and life as water hits it. The field is ripe and ready, swelling with the promise of glory. We’ve stepped into an explosion as the seeds that have been planted suddenly bear fruit, more seeds will sprout, and more seeds will fall and be planted. Many of the seeds will jump into fruitfulness the second their planted.
Amos 9:13 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
I feel like the Lord is raising expectation in America. I feel like this year will be a dramatic shift in the Church with their expectation for the miraculous. The Lord has been putting a spotlight on His power and revealing it’s for everyone who wants it. There is an increased awareness of His power to heal and the evidence of it is making an impact in the evangelical community that are more opposed to the manifestation of the Spirit. Also, many in those evangelical circles are becoming filled with the Spirit just through personal intimacy with the Lord. As the expectation rises in the Church this year, we are going to see more healings and miracles explode through every day normal believers.
As I was praying about this year, I heard Psalm 103:3. I feel Psalm 103:2-5 are going to be highlighted this year, especially God’s forgiveness and healing power.
Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
There are going to be incredible unity through the Church for those listening to the Spirit and even those in the evangelical communities that reject that you can hear from the Spirit. The Lord is waking up His bride. Unity is going to be a natural product of Listening to Him and focusing on the Commission. Pieces are going to fit together very naturally and it will be clear that it is the Lord’s doing. Whenever there has been attempts of unity, it usually fell short, but as the Church aligns herself to complete His mission, unity will be produced as the Lord releases strategies and revelation on the Kingdom of God and how to impact a city and nation for the Lord.
There is going to be such a huge shift this year in Portland and the NW. We’re already seeing a change in receptivity, hunger, and expectation in the people we’ve been ministering to. There has been an increase in those giving their lives to the Lord. Churches are reporting a sudden increase in Church attendance, God’s glory will cover this city and Portland will be an example of a city transformed. Right now, the Lord is releasing strategies for bringing Kingdom influence throughout the city, revealing strongholds and places of influence, and a grace to release the Kingdom in those places.
In November, the Lord have me a word about repayment and restoration of what the enemy has stolen, proclaiming increase and abundance for those who have been faithful. This word carries into this year.
11/4/2014 “This is a season I am bringing, a season of joy, a season of finance, a season to be merry in the provision of the Lord. I am pouring out my wisdom on all flesh, on all who desire Me. The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, watch it grow until the birds can nest. Watch My bride, My beautiful Bride adorned for her Husband. I am coming in this season, as a thief in the night to restore that which is lost, that which was taken wrongfully, this is a season of repayment. Those who have stuck by My side, who did not grow weary in the days of testing, I will be a banner over them, I will show Myself strong in them, I will take back what the enemy has stolen and they will be repaid 10 fold. There is much increase coming for those who wait for me, those who long for me, those who are with Me in the secret place of their hearts.”
Joshua Shaw 1/1/2015
This is a season I am bringing, a season of joy, a season of finance, a season to be merry in the provision of the Lord. I am pouring out my wisdom on all flesh, on all who desire Me. The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, watch what it grow until the birds can nest. Watch My bride, My beautiful Bride adorned for her Husband. I am coming in this season, as a thief in the night to restore that which is lost, that which was taken wrongfully, This is a season of repayment. Those who have stuck by My side, who did not grow weary in the days of testing, I will be a banner over them, I will show Myself strong in them, I will take back what the enemy has stolen and they will be repaid 10 fold. There is much increase coming for those who wait for me, those who long for me, those who are with Me in the secret place of their hearts.
We are entering into a season of much increase. There is going to be an increase of power and authority. New mantles will be given, upgrades and promotions. Those who seek His face will reap the rewards. One word keeps ringing in my heart. Repayment, repayment for what the enemy has stolen, what the enemy has blocked, and what the enemy has hidden to stop us from receiving. The Lord is prompting hearts to stand in this season, there is going to be amazing breakthrough in finances and healing as well as the salvation of loved ones, many who have walked away from the Lord are going to come back with passion and fiery love for the King.
The new mantles that are given, some are passed down from saints that have moved up to heaven, some are new and fresh. Fresh oil is being poured out, fresh anointing for those who are being called. Those who have been faithful in what is least will be responsible to steward much more. There is going to be an increase and multiplication of workers. Get ready, the Lord is calling many to bring in the harvest, He’s raising up leaders who will spread seed and water like never before.
- Joshua Shaw
The doors are open, step in what the Lord has promised you. God is bringing definition to His promises and clarity on direction. For those who have been waiting in transition the time is now. The gates are open wide to step into what the Lord has called you to.
This is a season of identification. God is defining peoples callings and how they are supposed to function in the body. As we step into Sonship, we’re going to see an acceleration of maturity and a higher level of ministry. This season, God is giving keys to Kingdom structure and clarity on which part you play in His story.
I see keys being handed to those positioned for the greater works, those hungry for the things of God. These keys unlock new territories and greater ways to manifest the Kingdom.
I see a dramatic increase in creativity, I see prophetic art, music, videos, teachings, anything that takes creativity is accelerating in Kingdom influence. There’s a huge wave of creativity for every area of expression that is going to draw many people into a deeper intimacy with the Lord especially over the next four months. Learning to partner with God by creating out of His presence is the key to stepping in this.
New doors are opening for finances. This creative flow from heaven over finances and new strategies for Kingdom expansion are being released. Business strategies that are going to bring glory to the King are being released. These will also be ways to bring the Kingdom in new areas.
Wisdom is also pouring out in the spiritual realm for new inventions, new ways of doing things that will better humanity. These Kingdom ideas are all a part of that creative flow that is being released.
Intimacy with God is everything. As our focus is on beholding Him and soaking in His presence, things are going to come easier. There are many new things God is building, and the building will be faster in a place of rest than striving. Putting things together is going to be much easier as God’s creative flow pours out on the body.
- Joshua Shaw
2014 is going to be an amazing year. God is in the business of mobilizing His body. This year, ministries are naturally got to cooperate and partner with other ministries to a mature degree. The divisions between believers are going to be exposed and there is going to be a greater sense of unity for those listening to the Spirit. He’s mobilizing the bride to interact with the community and world, and manifest the Kingdom to a greater degree.
There is a line being drawn in the sand. There is going to be a greater contrast between believers and those in the world. God is releasing a grace for boldness in the body, for believers to live out and demonstrate His heart. As the Spirit becomes more evident and manifest in the children of God, the fruit will be seen. Believers are being positioned to be a blessing to the world around them for others to taste and see the Lord is good. To the degree Holy Spirit manifests in His children, there’s going to be a conviction to choose a side. His power will be seen in His body, the world will see power in the Church.
The revelation of God’s holiness is going to increase as well as the fear of the Lord. People are going to receive a higher conscience level as they come near God’s presence flowing through believers into areas. I feel like this is going to increase especially among those caught in sex trafficking, and drug use. The fear of the Lord will increase through the revelation of God’s holiness. God is releasing a greater level of reverence for His Spirit in believers as well. This deep rooted reverence and respect for His presence will open new realms of glory and new areas of His Kingdom.
This year, the Holy Spirit is going to be a main focus. How to partner with Him, how to flow with Him, and how He manifests are going to be highlights. As God is releasing deeper revelation of His Holiness, there will be a greater focus and appreciation for the Spirit of Holiness which is going to accelerate Kingdom growth.
Deliverance is going to be easier and done more quickly as God is releasing a greater anointing in His presence to break the yoke of bondage off people. Addictions are going to be broken instantly, and those in demonic bondage are going to be freed by His invading presence. The Fire of God will be quick to manifest burning up demonic strongholds and establishing the rule and reign of Christ. There a grace to break every yoke and set the oppressed free. There also is going to be a greater exposing and freeing of demonic strongholds This is going to be released in resting in Him, and abiding in Him. As we rest in His presence, Holy Spirit exposes and destroys the plans and tactics of the enemy as stay in a place of beholding and embracing Jesus.
True worshipers are arising and they’re going to carry God’s presence to a greater degree. The Lord has been reminding me of experiences where public worship broke through the atmosphere producing amazing outbreaks of miracles. I feel this year, that’s going to be a strategy God puts in play for taking over areas.
For the past few years the Lord has been showing me the seasons of the Church. On 3/29/2011, I was in Church and Holy Spirit prompted me to open my eyes. I saw someone with a purple robe about 7 feet tall holding a golden staff. I couldn’t see his face, just the purple robe draped over him. The Lord spoke to my heart and said, “His name is Royalty, and He’s here to establish royalty within My children. This happened when I was in Bible College.
The next day at school I ran into students that were talking about a powerful message they heard about us being royalty. I found out that multiple congregations across many denominations started teaching on royalty and identity.
At the start of 2013, the Lord showed me that He is mobilizing His bride. New years eve, a man dressed in a santa suite came over to give my children gifts. He had a cast around his wrist. We prayed and he freaked out and left when he started feeling heat while we were praying. My wife and I were having a prophetic gathering and while we went to get pizza for it, I noticed a lady with a wrap on her hand. I asked her what happened and she said carpel tunnel. She was going into surgery for it the next day. After a quick prayer, she was healed. At the gathering, a guy showed up who had an injured spine and his legs were skinny with no feeling in them. We prayed for his back until he started getting balance and the pain left. Then I started to pray for his legs and I felt the muscle build up under my hands and feeling returned to his legs.
That night, we were praying and asked the Lord about what was going on this year. The Lord spoke to my heart and said, “Those healings weren’t random, the bride has had her hands, legs, and backbone bound up.” And that He wanted to mobilize the body. All through 2013 there was increased focus unity and many congregations started working together. I’ve been seeing the fruit of it as we’re witnessing.
I’ve also received many words about this year, which I’ll put that word out in another post.
Today, on 3/25/2014 I was praying and asking the Lord about manifesting the Kingdom in Portland, I received a word over the NorthWest. After I received it Holy Spirit made it clear that it's time to release it.
God has released equipping angels and those positioned are going to receiving a greater anointing and authority to manifest the Kingdom. I saw a vision of angels with spears, and then I saw the body of Christ being the spear piercing through the heart of Portland, first the tip and then the rest of the spear following after. The tip of the spear are those positioned to receive and run with what God's releasing. This is not only for Portland but also the whole North West.
By Joshua Shaw
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