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The Force Be With You

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Our world is going through a shaking and you can feel anxiety in the air.  Our culture is coming to the dawning of a new age….and often it’s darkest before the dawn.

There is a new renaissance arising in Hollywood and the mountain of Arts & Celebration.

But this has not been an easy mountain to conquer as there are many dark forces which seek to keep people in bondage and captivity through what they see and hear.  But a new day is dawning and the “Greatest Show on Earth” is ready to give light to the 7 billion people on the planet.

The movie “Star Wars” was an epic film which was released on May 25, 1977.  George Lucas created the film series about the various adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”, mostly involving, but not limited to, the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker.

The original movie “Star Wars” was the highest grossing film of its time. The movie premiered in 1977.  It grossed 775 million and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards – winning 7.  The number 7 is significant of completion or perfection.  I sensed that this was a sign that God was showing the world through a movie that a “force was awakening”.

<p”>On Friday, December 18, 2015, the new movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiered.  There were millions of tickets sold in pre-sales online.  People are excited, anticipating an epic return of the plot between good and evil to save the galaxy.

Our planet has been going through great cultural shifts.  As radical extremist groups such as Isis are arising on the scene, people’s hearts are pondering to what extent is this going to continue.  With the horrific attacks in Paris and now in San Bernardino, CA there is no logic to these actions but extreme hatred in their ideology.  But we must overcome evil with good – otherwise we will become just as evil.

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The Bible states in Matthew 11:12 – “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”.   There is a battle going on in the heavens.   We must understand that the battle is not ours……but God’s.  There is a great awakening which is happening on our planet.

God is allowing all of these things on our planet to shake us awake.  In Isaiah 60: 1-2 it reads: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of The Lord is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:  but The Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee”.

God is awakening A FORCE OF RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS on this earth.  The demonic entities that have tried to keep our culture in captivity will be overthrown by those who walk in the light of God’s love and wisdom.  Let’s rise up and believe that it’s our time to arise and shine.  The Force is truly with us.

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“If God be for us….who can be against us”.  (Romans 8:31)

All Systems Go – It’s Time for the Show

The greatest show on earth is getting ready to begin! “It’s time for the earth to give birth” were the words I heard in my head as I woke up on Labor Day two years ago. The world is ready for a great transformation and an awakening of hearts is on the horizon.

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Many in the world are watching in horror as radical extremist groups such as ISIS have arisen torturing and murdering people who oppose their viewpoints and ideology.   My heart went out to the families of the 21 Egyptian Christian men who were beheaded on camera around the world.  They are now dancing on the streets of gold in heaven with other martyrs throughout the ages who have given their lives for what they believe.

In Luke 21: 25 – 26 it states:

“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking at those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

We are indeed seeing a shaking which is happening upon the earth and many hearts have been gripped with fear.  But I want to say to you… not to fear – for this is the year – that God will change the atmosphere.  ALL SYSTEMS GO.

green-lightI woke up on Valentine’s Day 2015 and heard those words “All Systems Go”.  I saw a green light and an acceleration of the Kingdom’s purposes were advancing on this earth.  Many of you reading this blog have gone through a season of delay and disappointment.  But the changing of the guard is at hand.  NO MORE DELAY.

Your dreams are going to become a reality.  Hope is being released and hearts are being healed.  The Spirit of The Lord is arising and bringing a new renaissance into the music, media and marketplace.  It’s time for another great awakening to occur in our culture.  People’s hearts are hungry for hope and they will awaken to what they hear, see and feel in new films, art and music being revealed by God’s Kingdom.

When I was a small girl my mother would awaken me gently in the morning.  She would say, “Arise precious one….it’s time for a new day”.   So do I hear the Spirit of the Lord say to you, “Arise and shine your LIGHT has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you, and his glory appears over you.  Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn”.  (Isaiah 60: 1-3).

The changing of the guard is at hand!  Many will be chosen by God who would never be considered in the natural realm.  But God chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27).    In 1967 God chose a hippie named Lonnie Frisbee to be a catalyst for the Jesus Movement.  In Lonnie’s own words he stated, “And the church for so long  has been expecting a certain mold of what a Christian should look like, what a Christian should say, and what a Christian should be.  But God is blowing everybody’s minds….because He’s saving the hippies!  And nobody thought a hippie could be saved”!

God is going to wake up people who were in very dark places.  But when they see the light of God’s love they will run to it.  Just as the prodigal son left home at an early age and spent his inheritance.  When he finally spent it all and was broke….he came to his senses and went home.  His Father saw him when he was far away because He never quit believing that his son would return.  And he ran to him, embraced him weeping and called for a party.  What was lost was now FOUND!  It was a great homecoming!

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As the world grows darker….the light of the Lord’s love will be greater.  An awakening of hearts is at hand.  The greatest show on earth is ready to begin.  And it’s going to be really FUN!   It’s time for a PARTY!

ALL SYSTEMS GO!!

The City of Angels – Time to Crown this Town

The City of Los Angeles has a history for spiritual awakenings. I believe that a greater move of the spirit is at hand and it will come very quickly. On Friday, 13, 2014 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles, the LA Kings went on to win the Stanley Cup Championship in double overtime. I had not really been following the games but I would hear people excitedly talking about this as time progressed. You see, in the playoffs they had initially lost the first three games and the next one they would have been eliminated.

But the coach of the Kings, Daryl Sutter, had them focus on working together as a team! They pulled it together to win and go into the Stanley Cup Championship against the New York Rangers. It was an incredible victory! I sensed that something was going on in the spirit and God was using this as a metaphor.

And then on Friday 13, 2014, in the evening I was at a prayer meeting in Los Angeles, CA. At 8:00 p.m. I heard these words speak through me by the spirit of God, “Just as I poured out my Spirit in 1906 during the Azusa Street outpouring I am going to pour out my spirit in a double portion over the City of Los Angeles and California which will reach the world. I chose a black man named William Seymour to bring forth a movement! And now I am going to crown the LA Kings to show the world that you can come from behind to win. Watch me move now and see a great power play and the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH to begin.”

There were eight of us at this small gathering and I knew that something had shifted. I knew the LA Kings were going to be playing their final game but only The Lord knew the outcome of the game. So on Saturday morning when I woke up I googled to see the outcome. And I was excited to see that they had won in double overtime! God is going to give us double for our trouble! Many have been hearing that a greater move of God is coming than the Azusa Street Outpouring. But for some of you who don’t know about what Azusa Street was let me give you a little history lesson.

william seymourWilliam Seymour was a one-eyed black man who was the son of former slaves. He was hungry for God and attended a bible school in the south where he had to sit outside the door to learn. Segregation had even infiltrated the Christians and the Jim Crow laws were in effect. He was invited to come out to Los Angeles and be the pastor of a small church. He arrived on February 22, 1906, and started preaching to small crowds on Sante Fe Street. His message was that the “Next move of God” was getting ready to be poured out in Los Angeles and that the congregation should be expecting and believing for the power of the Holy Spirit to come!

When he went back that evening for another service the church had been padlocked! The woman who had invited him to come out and be the pastor did not believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit of which William Seymour was contending for.

He eventually found his way over to a home on Bonnie Brae street where a small group of people would come and pray. The couple felt sorry for William Seymour in that he was homeless and penniless and invited William to stay with them. He spent hours in prayer and fasting before the Lord. One day one of the men told William that he had a dream where the 12 apostles came to him in a dream. They told him he could be filled with the spirit this man asked William to pray for him. William prayed for him and immediately this man was filled with the spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. They were ecstatic! What they had been praying for was now happening.

Now the news spread quickly around the neighborhood and many came to this small house and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. William and the others at the house also received this outpouring as well. Before long there were crowds of people outside and surrounding the house. Eventually the porch fell in because of the weight of all the people but no one was hurt.

William was told he would have to find another facility to meet in. So he started looking around and found an abandoned two story building located in the old downtown industrial district on 312 Azusa Street. It had once been a church but now the first floor was used as a stable with rooms to rent upstairs! They cleaned up the building and started inviting people to come and experience the presence of The Lord! People started flocking to this small building and were experiencing God’s presence and power. All different types and demographics of people starting coming. It was as if God opened a portal of heaven over that place and poured out His love and power. Miracles were in abundance and the glory of God was so present that people would fall on their face repenting of their sins.

The first secular news reports of the revival appeared on April 18, 1906 (Just 9 days after the outpouring started)! It was the same day that the devastating earthquake in San Francisco happened! God was indeed making a statement. The message at the mission was “The Love of God”! People were careful not to speak negatively about anyone and love each other….no matter what their age, color, economic situation, etc.

By the summer the crowds had reached staggering numbers – often into the thousands. The scene had become an international gathering place! Thousands of pastors and missionaries had come from across the globe to come to Azusa Street to experience a touch of God. They then went back to their continents and impacted their culture with the same message and power.

It is stated that over 550 million Pentecostals and Charismatics can trace their spiritual ancestry back to this awesome event! William Seymour had been shown by God that after 100 years there would be a greater outpouring in Los Angeles than Azusa Street. Another wave is at hand of God’s spirit and the Lord is going to Crown this Town! It’s not just for LA but the whole world. God is making us Kings and through the media the message will be broadcast around the globe and affect billions. Arise and shine your light has come! Let’s take hold of this message and press into the Lord. He can take a handful of people who are in unity to change the world. Let’s believe that this is the time of history for this to happen. Let’s go for the GOLD!

2014 – A Year of the Double Portion

I believe that we are on the verge of the greatest move of God in history!  God is going to give us double for our trouble!  Double portion, double honor, double favor!  But many of you have experienced so many trials and challenges you have come into a position where it seems like it will never happen.

Two years ago at Christmas time I heard the spirit of the Lord speak to me, “Tell the people, I am going to make their dreams come true!”  This is the time that God is going to restore everything that was lost, broken and forgotten.  It’s always darkest before the dawn!  It’s time for the restoration of all things and for the great harvest of souls to come into God’s kingdom before the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ!

As I was researching about the number 14, I found some very interesting things!  The number fourteen is a multiple of 7 x 2.  The number seven means spiritual perfection or completion.  And so the #14 implies a double measure of spiritual perfection.

There are 3 sets of 14 generations between Abraham and Joseph (husband of Mary).  So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon is 14 generations, and from the captivity until Jesus Christ are 14 generations.

The #14 represents deliverance and salvation and is used 22 times in the bible.   The 14th day of the month is the Passover when God delivered the firstborn of Israel from death.  On the 14th day of the first month in 30 AD, Jesus was crucified as the perfect sacrifice to save mankind from sin.  Jesus death on Passover completed His ministry on this earth to free the world from sin.

I woke up on Labor Day of 2013 and heard the Lord speak to me, “It’s time for the earth to give birth”.   I knew that God was speaking to me about a great harvest which was going to come forth!  I believe that we are now at the door for this movement to come into fruition.

In 1996 I formed a foundation called “Youthwave Explosion” under the guidance of the Lord.  God spoke to me and said there was a greater move of God coming Lonnie Frisbeethan in the Jesus Movement.  In the late sixties the Lord touched a Hippie named Lonnie Frisbee with the power of the Holy Spirit.  Through a series of divine coincidences God brought Pastor Chuck Smith and Lonnie Frisbee together.  It erupted into a movement and the rest is history.  Thousands of people came to the Lord and Calvary Chapel (Chuck Smith’s small church) exploded on the scene where thousands of hippies found redemption through Christ!

The changing of the guard is at hand.  Many church fathers have recently gone home to heaven including Pastor Chuck Smith (October 3, 2013) and Paul Crouch who started Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on November 30, 2013.  Evangelist Billy Graham is very frail and also on the verge of being taken home to heaven.Calvary Chapel

In Malachi 4: 4-5 the bible states: “Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord..  And he will turn the hearts of the Fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their Father’s, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

The Lord is bringing forth another movement – only this will be a movement of the Father.  The Lord said He was going to send the spirit of Elijah before the coming of Jesus.  The spirit of Elijah is a double portion anointing!

In II Kings 2 Elijah is ready to be taken up into heaven.  Elisha had been serving Elijah and by the spirit knew that it was time for his departure.  He asked for a double portion of the spirit that was on Elijah as seen in II Kings 2: 9 – 14:

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

Do you notice that Elisha cries out in verse 12: “My Father, My Father”.  Elisha did receive a double portion of the spirit of Elijah and in his ministry did twice the works of his spiritual father, Elijah.

2014 is going to be a year of the double portion.  The Lord is sending forth the spirit of Elijah and is going to be restoring families, finances and futures.  But Elisha had to tear his own clothes in two before he picked up the mantle of Elijah. You have to let go of the past and what has not worked up until now to receive the new thing.

We have never walked this way where we are going.  The Father God in heaven is going to be bringing forth the “Greatest Show on Earth”.  It will look very different than any other movement in history.  But it will turn father’s hearts back to their children and will restore the lost.   This will be the last move before the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth.  It’s time for the earth to give birth!  It’s time for the double portion anointing!  It’s time for the harvest of God’s sons and daughters!  Get ready….on your mark, get set…..GO!

A Time For The Earth To Give Birth

God is doing a new thing in the earth.  I woke up this morning suddenly and I heard the voice of the Lord speak to me, “It’s time for the earth to give birth!”

Meri Crouley Blog - Earth Is Going To Give BirthAnd then I realized that it was labor day, Monday, September 2, 2013.  And the Lord started speaking to me about doing a new thing in the earth.  That it was time for the great harvest of souls to come forth before the coming of Jesus. 

Isaiah 43:19 states:  “Behold I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth, shall you not know it.  I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Many people have been going through challenging circumstances and are waiting for the breakthroughs to come forth.  This word is to encourage you that we are at the season of new beginnings. 

On the evening of September 4, 2013 through the evening of September 6, 2013 we will be experiencing the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah.  In the Hebrew Rosh Hashanahcalendar it is the year 5774.  Many eschatologists say that this is the most likely day that Jesus will return to the earth.  It is also the birthday of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

I bring this up for a reason.  We are beginning to see the greatest harvests of souls that the world has ever seen.  There is a tsunami wave of God’s spirit that is breaking upon the earth.  It’s time for the earth to give birth”. 

In 1996 I was instructed by the Lord to set up my foundation to reach out to the youth.  I was going to start putting on concerts with various known Christian musicians who would draw forth these young people.  I was in the planning stages but did not have the name of my ministry yet.  One day I was coming home after working out at the gym.  I was driving down the road and wasn’t even thinking about anything when I heard the voice of the Lord speak to me.  “There is a greater wave coming than in the Jesus Movement!  I want you to call your ministry “Youthwave” and the slogan is – “Be part of the new Wave!”

I was blown away when I heard this word from the Lord!  We had our first event planned at the Anaheim Vineyard on September 13, 1996.  I did not realize when I set up this date but it happened to fall on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish new year.  That night there were over 5,000 kids in attendance and over 500 accepted Jesus into their lives.  God had indeed started something new that day.  A season of new beginnings had begun.

It will be 17 years ago this week  that God had me start the Youthwave foundation! The number 17 is very significant because many people are called by the Lord at 17 years of age.  I am working on a major motion picture about the Jesus movement and Lonnie Frisbee.  Lonnie Frisbee was 17 years old when he went up to Tahquitz Canyon and cried out to God, “God if your real – reveal yourself to me”. 

Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him that God was putting a light on him to reach lost people.  The beginning of the Jesus people movement had begun where thousands of young people all over the world accepted Jesus.  Many media outlets including Time magazine began covering this phenomenon.  It affected the entire world!

But we are at a time when a GREATER WAVE of God’s spirit is being poured out.  It’s time for the earth to give birth to the greatest harvest of the sons and daughters of God.  Rise up now this week and know that we are at a season of new beginnings.  I believe that we are going to see everything turn around and the labor pains that you have been experiencing will give place to joy.  It’s time for the earth to give birth!  All the world will rejoice when we see the harvest which God is going to bring forth!  Arise and shine your light has come!  A season of new beginnings is upon us!

Summer of Love

The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury hippiesneighborhood of San Francisco, initiating a major cultural and political shift. Although hippies also gathered in major cities across the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco remained the epicenter of the social earthquake which would come to be known as the Hippie Revolution. As the hippie counterculture movement came farther and farther forward into public awareness, the activities centered therein became a defining moment of the 1960’s, causing numerous ordinary citizens’ to begin questioning everything and anything about them and their environment as a result.

The hippies were sometimes called flower people and were an eclectic group. Many of them were suspicious of the government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed the Vietnam War. Others were uninterested in political affairs and preferred to spend their time involved in partying with sex, drugs and music.

The prelude to the Summer of Love was the Human Be-In at the Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967 where 30,000 like-minded people gathering together in unity made this to be the first event that confirmed there was a viable hippie scene.

The mainstream media’s coverage of hippie life in the Haight-Ashbury drew the attention of youth from all over America. The media’s fascination with the Monterey Pop Festival“counterculture” continued with the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, where approximately 30,000 people gathered for the first day of the music festival, with the number swelling to 60,000 on the final day. In addition, media coverage of the Monterey Pop Festival facilitated the Summer of Love even further as large numbers of fledgling hippies headed to San Francisco to hear their favorite bands such as The Who, Grateful Dead, the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, The Byrds, and Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin.

A spirit of revolution was in the air but another revolution was being birthed as well. And this was a revolution of righteousness. One young bay area couple, Ted and Liz Wise, then in their mid-twenties, were feeling a spiritual impulse, but each for a different reason. They were feeling disillusioned with what they were seeing in the counterculture movement and wanted a different high. They started seeking and searching for God and they found Him in a big way.

Soon they rented a rambling farmhouse in Novato, California in North Marin County of San Francisco where they opened a communal living space shared with three other Christian couples and their children. They formed what is considered the first community of the fledgling Jesus Movement, The House of Acts. The Wises and the other couples from the House of Acts Community provided the leadership for opening the first Jesus Coffeehouse in the Haight, The Living Room.

It was during this period of time when they would go into the Haight District and evangelize the youth that their paths met divine destiny. They encountered LonnieFrisbeeLonnie Frisbee, a young hippie who recently came to San Francisco from Orange County, California. Lonnie had had a radical encounter with Jesus when he was on an LSD trip in the mountains near Palm Springs.

Lonnie went up to Tahquitz Canyon and dropped LSD and cried out to God, “God if your real….reveal yourself to me!”. All of a sudden the atmosphere of the canyon started to change and Lonnie had a vision of the Pacific Ocean. But instead of being filled with water it was filled with people in darkness who had lost their way. Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him that God was putting a light on him to reach lost people.

Lonnie had a scholarship up to San Francisco to study at the famous San Francisco Art Academy. In the meantime, he would go into the Haight district and evangelize. But Lonnie did not know the bible and he would often preach that Jesus was coming back in a space ship.

It was divine fate when God caused the paths of Ted Wise to meet Lonnie Frisbee one day while in the heart of the Haight District. The rest is history when Ted invited Lonnie to come and move into the “House of Acts”. It was during that time that Lonnie started learning the ways of the spirit of the Lord. Lonnie would often go to serve at The Living Room coffeehouse and help out. One day he encountered another radical person who would later become famous. Lonnie tried to share Jesus with this man but he wanted none of it. His name was Charles Manson.

There was something being birthed in the San Francisco area that would spread across the country. The Living Room Ministry, like the house of Acts, became a greenhouse of fertile Christian ideas and growth to the community and both inspired and served as models for similar ministries across the United States.

(next blog will be on the Jesus Movement erupting in Southern California)

Hallelujah Hollywood

Hollywood is being transformed!  There is a movement going on in this city and people are starting to notice.  There have been many movies throughout the years which Hollywood has produced and have changed the world.  Hollywood originally had produced many biblical epics which revolutionized a culture.  But throughout the years there has been a degeneration in the films which were produced.  But now that is starting to change and people are beginning to notice.

HollywoodA few months ago I went  to Hollywood, California for an event which was called “Hallelujah Hollywood”.  Trinity Broadcasting Network was sponsoring an event and invited Arthur Blessitt to come and share his story.  There were thousands which showed up and I did a short documentary which you can watch on my website under the name “Hallelujah Hollywood”.  I interviewed several people on Hollywood Blvd. and also starting following Arthur Blessitt as he carried the cross from Hollywood High School to the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine.  Arthur Blessitt had come back to the exact location where he had started carrying the cross around the world 45 years ago.  Here is part of his story.

Arthur-youngIn the late 1960’s Blessitt began evangelizing to the youth of Hollywood, California.  There he became known as the “Minister of Sunset Strip.”  Blessitt preached to hippies, Hells Angels, runaways, drug addicts, teen prostitutes, flower children, would-be actors, and rock stars.  In March 1968, he opened a coffee house called “His Place” in a rented building next door to a topless go-go club.  It was there that he first made a big cross to hang on the wall of the building on the inside.  He started carrying the cross on Sunset Strip from time to time.

On Christmas morning in 1969, Blessitt began his journey with the cross, walking from Los Angeles (starting on Hollywood Blvd.) to Washington, DC.   In August 1971, Blessitt made his first overseas crosswalk beginning in Northern Ireland.    He has carried the cross to all parts of the world including war-torn countries such as Lebanon and parts of Africa to pray for peace.  During the Cold War, Blessitt carried his cross into the Soviet Union, through Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and other countries.  He has carried the cross through such places as Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, China, South Africa, Lebanon, India, Antarctica, Palestine, Israel, Cuba, Libya, Yemen, Vietnam and Mongolia.

Arthur-nowIn total, Blessitt has walked over 40,000 miles through 321 countries, of which 54 were in open war.  He has crossed every ocean and walked on all seven continents.  He is known internationally as the “Pilgrim with the Cross.”

In the bible, Luke 9:23 states, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  Arthur has literally done that and affected the entire world.  There was a 2009 documentary feature called, “The Cross:  The Arthur Blessitt Story” which was directed by Matthew Crouch and premiered at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Cinema on Hollywood Blvd.  I was there for this premiere a few years ago and actually interviewed people on the red carpet.

There are many people who God has inspired to start making movies about God’s kingdom.  I am in development on a major motion picture about the Jesus Movement and Lonnie Frisbee.  Lonnie Frisbee was a young hippie who was used by God in the late sixties to be the catalyst for the Jesus Movement.  It’s an inspirational story which I believe will change people’s lives.

TheBible_EpicMiniseries_DVDThis History Channel started showing the epic five part mini-series called “The Bible” produced by Mark Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey.  The first night of showing “The Bible” mini-series there were over 12 million viewers.  It actually beat out American Idol.  This has taken Hollywood by surprise and there are many studios now coming out with Biblical epics.  God is preparing the way for Hollywood to become Holywood.  The transformation has begun…..Hallelujah Hollywood.

2013 – A Time To Be Born

God is moving in tremendous ways during this time in history.  2013 is going to be a great year of connecting for God’s people.  There are 13 major joints in the body and the Lord is going to start bringing connections to many people.  God is going to bring all the dry bones together and breathe new life into her this year.

Yesterday was my birthday and I woke up and heard the Lord speak this to me, “Meri, it’s a time to be born”.  I sat there for a few minutes and then I thought of the verse in Ecclessiastes 3: 1-2 “There is a time for everything and a season for everything under heaven.  A time to be born and a time to die.”

I sat there for a moment and pondered the last several months.  Last year in October of 2012 I had three people die in my immediate family.  The first one was my father, Joe Jensen, who died on October 2, 2012 of leukemia.  The second one was my cousin, Mary Jo McKracken who was in Belgium getting ready to speak at a conference.  She died in her sleep.  She had been struggling with an illness for many years and it was her time.  The last was my Uncle Phil Bifulk who died suddenly the last day of October of 2012.  That was the season for “A time to Die”.  But I know that they are in heaven and having the time of their life with Jesus.

But the Lord spoke to me that now is “A time to be Born”.  Many of you have been going through seasons where it seems like everything is dying around you.  But now it’s a time to be born.  The season of death is over and you are going to come into a new season of promotion, position and prosperity.  Believe that God is telling us during this new season and trust Him even when things look dark.  Your dark days are over….it’s time for a new season.

There was a young girl named Esther.  There is a book named after her in the Old Testament.  It’s called the Book of Esther.  Esther was a young girl whose parents died when she was young.  She basically became an orphan!  Her Uncle Mordechai raised her during this time of transition.  There was a king who Esthergoverned in the land named Xerxes.  He had a feast one day and wanted his wife to come and celebrate with them.  Her name was Vashti and she declined his invitation.  The King was so enraged by her not coming at his request that he banished her from his kingdom and started looking for a new wife to replace Vashti.  All the young girls in the kingdom were called to come forward for the King’s search.  Mordechai encouraged Esther that she should go forth during the search.  For one year all the girls went through beauty treatments and preparation for their time to go before the King.

All of a sudden the day came for Esther to come before King Xerxes.  I am sure she was nervous but she knew that God was with her.  When she appeared before the King she had immediate favor and was selected to be the King’s new wife.  This is what I was sensing that it is a NEW SEASON WITH NEW FAVOR.  A NEW THING WAS HAPPENING IN THE LAND.

But at the same time that God was raising up Esther there was a wicked plot being hatched by a man in the king’s council named Haman.   The Jewish people had been in captivity in Persia and Esther was a Jew as well.  Her uncle told her not to reveal her ancestry to the King.  Haman put out a decree that King Xerxes would exterminate all of the Jewish People.

Mordechai heard of this wicked plot and called for Esther.  He told her of the plot and Esther informed him that she had not been called by the King to come into his chambers for a while.  It was under their law that if she came when not called there was a possibility that she could be killed.  Esther mentioned this to Mordechai and he replies to her in Esther 4:14, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.  And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?  But if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Wow!  God put her in a position for deliverance but she had the choice.  What are you going through today where you are at a crossroads!  It’s time to believe and go all the way with what God is calling us to do.  A time to be born….not a time to die.

Esther called her maids forth and went on a three day fast before she approached her husband, the King.  God gave her the strategy and when she approached the King she had favor.  He stretched out his scepter and asked her, “What is it that you want….I will give you up to half my Kingdom”.  We are in a season of favor – not fear.  We have to be bold and approach the Lord with the directives that He has given us.  Not be in fear as to what the devil is trying to destroy in our lives.EstherRing

Basically what happened is that the plans the Haman had to destroy the Jews did not come to pass.  His evil plans were exposed through Esther to the King and Haman was killed.  Justice was served and the Jews were granted immunity and the King made a decree in the land for the record and they were honored.    What are you going through in this season?  God is going to turn it all around and give you double for your trouble.

Even as this month we also celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th, God wants us to remember that we need to remember I Corinthians 13.  It’s the love chapter.  We need to walk out all of these trials with love and forgiveness to our enemies who are trying to sabotage what God is doing.  Everything is coming up roses for the King’s Kids and Justice will be served.

The Feast of Purim (about Esther) is being celebrated February 24th around the world.  Let’s celebrate not only Valentine’s Day but the deliverance of God’s people through a young orphaned girl named Esther who chose to believe God and trust Him even though she could have been killed.  He has called you to the Kingdom for “Such a Time as This”.

It’s Not How Your Start

I was laying in bed the other morning and I heard the spirit of the Lord speak to me saying, “It’s not how you start – it’s how you finish”.  And then I heard God say, “I want you to finish WELL!” 

In light of everything that has been  happening the last few days it seems like things are spiraling out of control.  But GOD IS IN CONTROL!  When the enemy comes in like a flood – the SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL RAISE UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM!

On Friday morning I was listening to the news when I heard about the horrible catastrophe at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  When sandy-hook-elementary-4a deranged young man forced his way into the school and killed 20 elementary school children (most of them were six years old) and six adults including the principal.  We all shook our heads and wondered when this will end. 

I have been involved with many programs over the last several years about some of these school shootings with my good friend, Dr. Bruce Porter, who was the pastor of the first victim at Columbine High School – Rachel Scott.  In fact, the first program I ever did on my program “Now is the Time” was about the Columbine School Shootings!   Over the years as we saw these catastrophes accumulate I continued to interview Bruce about them.  These include the attack on the Twin Towers (911), The Amish Shootings, the attack on the school in Beslan, Russia, and the Red Lake Minnesota shootings.  Bruce was there at all of these events to offer his prayers and condolences. 

As we finish out this year the Lord is saying to us to “Stay the Course”.  The “Winds of Change” are here and we are going to see the Lord bring forth recovery and restitution to all that was lost. 

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It’s interesting to see what has transpired on the east coast the last month.  First of all Hurricane Sandy hits 

the East Coast and causes much devastation.  And now, a school by the name of “Sandy Hook” elementary in a town named “New Town” is hit by one of the worst acts of violence in years.  I don’t believe that this is a coincidence. 

The meaning of the name Sandy is: “defender of men, protector of mankind”. 

We know that the Bible says that the devil comes to “Steal, Kill and Destroy”.

But God has come to give us Life and to give it to us IN ABUNDANCE.

When the storms are coming at us from all around us – just know that God is going to be our defender and our protector.  These young lives at Sandy Hook Elementary will not be in vain.  Their blood is crying out and God is responding. 

They are in heaven with the Lord and praising God!  But there is a NEW WAVE OF GOD which is springing forth in the midst of these storms and tragedies.  God is with us!  We will not despair! 

This wave will bring in the next great harvest.  Many sons and daughters of the kingdom will come into the glory during the NEXT NEW WAVE. 

Don’t look back at where we started from.  Look at the finish line and know that there is a crown waiting for you.  A new move which will bring forth many countless sons and daughters will be ushered in for this season. 

The light is always the brightest during the darkness.  As the world mourns the loss of these young precious souls in New Town….let us remember that Jesus will be the light the will shine in the darkness. 

2013 will be an incredible year for the Kingdom of God.  And even as Abraham Lincoln brought forth the 13th amendment …. Freeing of slaves…so let us realize that God is bringing forth freedom to those in captivity.  He is bringing the light of Jesus to a lost world. 

It’s during times like this that the world realizes that it’s all about families that matters.  God is our Father and He is bringing forth a move of THE FATHERS. 

He is going to reach a lost world with the light of His beloved Son JESUS.  Let’s press on toward the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.   The NEW WAVE OF THE LORD IS HERE! 

The Passing of a Mantle – Faith of our Fathers

My Father, Joe Jensen, went home to be with Jesus on October 2, 2012.  He was surrounded by his family when he went to be with Jesus.  He was 84 years old.  I was preparing to come back to Minnesota from California to say goodbye to him.  I was leading a prayer meeting at the Vineyard Church in Laguna Niguel, California.  There were about 12 people there and we were in worship when I felt an intense desire to pray for my father.  We prayed for about ten minutes for my Father and I felt a release by the Lord that everything was going to be fine.  About twenty minutes later my sister called and told me that my Father had passed away the same time we were praying for him.  My sister, Jane, told us that his eyes were closed and all of a sudden he opened his eyes .   His eyes were as large as saucers and he looked astounded!  Then he went to be with Jesus.  My Father slid into home plate in heaven and is now playing in the BIG LEAGUES.

This is all very significant because the Lord has been speaking to me about baseball often in prophetic metaphors.  The Lord has told me that bases are loaded and the church is about ready to hit a grand slam.   All of heaven is going to do the WAVE!  The fields are ripe unto harvest and I believe millions of souls are going to come into the kingdom during this next season.  I hear the Lord saying, “It’s time to PLAY BALL!”   This is our season and we are going to hit it “out of the park”! 

My older brother, Jack, passed away over 22 years ago.  He was 32 years old when he went to heaven.  It was one of the saddest days of our lives to have to say goodbye to him.  But we knew that Jack went to heaven and is with Jesus.  My dad and Jack are now reunited in heaven and I am sure that it was a beautiful homecoming. 

I have been working on the movie about Lonnie Frisbee for several years now and it is getting ready to launch.  This movie is all about Father/son relationships and how God is getting ready to bring forth a “Move of the Fathers”.  Lonnie had been the catalyst for the Jesus Movement in the sixties and seventies.  But he experienced much pain with Father figures in his life and became very disillusioned.  But at the end of his life He finally understood the Father heart of God and was healed of his pain. 

God is getting ready to awaken the hearts of His people around the world and show them the love of the Father.  He is going to “turn the hearts of the children back to their Fathers” as in Malachi 4. 

God has chosen us all to be a part of the “Dream Team”.  Let’s Dream Big and believe that all things are possible.  It’s time to PLAY BALL.  It’s time for the GRAND SLAM!  All of heaven is going to do the Wave.  Many souls are going to be saved.  It’s our time to get up to the plate.  Don’t be late and don’t hesitate. 

It’s time to hit a HOME RUN!