2009 Spiritual Hunger ConferenceThe teaching was so rich and there were so many revelatory breakthroughs that happened in the Spirit at this years conference. I will attempt to give a brief account of events.
Bill Johnson: Bill had some great zingers that just keep you thinking. Example: One of the reasons we get bored with our prayer life is because we keep praying for what we already have. He said that to preface the fact that the heavens were opened at the time of Jesus' baptism and have not been shut since. (Mark 1:10) "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." Jesus could say that because the heavens were torn open at His baptism. He went on to say that most closed heavens are between our ears. Whatever you're conscious of is what you're influenced by. But, it is still OK to pray for open heavens because we want them wider. A couple other great things to ponder: The word doesn't say arise and reflect. It says arise and shine. We have been made in His image. Another is: What you know can keep you from what you need to know.
Pastor Rick Curry: We had the unscheduled pleasure of hearing a testimony of Rick's that began during the August Healing Rooms Conference in Pensacola, Florida at his church while Cal released a dynamic word about angels. In Rick's testimony he writes that Cal began to prophecy during his message. He shifted from a powerful teaching mode into a prophetic time that began to unlock the atmosphere in the church, and Rick believes in the region. Ultimately Rick ended up on the floor where he encountered Angel of Strategy for the advancement of the Kingdom of God upon the earth. The angel told him we were in the midst of a great season of shifting and the glory of the Lord would be manifest in the earth in a measure the likes of which we have only read. One such manifestation will be the Glory of God manifest in columns of fire and shades of light. The fire will be released for purity and holiness, purging the church by fire and equipping her.
The angel told him he was to go with him. They approached a large arena. It looked like a sports arena with seats completely in the round filled with angels. The angel entered first and introduced Rick. Angel of Strategy declared they had come to the time for assignment and release to bring forth a new level of God's manifest glory in the earth.
Rick has had regular encounters with the angel since Cal left. During one encounter he was ushered into a counsel room where he was introduced to six specific angels who would be necessary in implementing kingdom strategy. They were Angel of Wisdom, Angel of Peace, Angel of Righteousness and Holiness, Angel of Truth, Angel of Destiny, and Angel of Glory of God.
Cindy Jacobs had prophesied that the battle over prayer in school would be fought in Florida and that Florida would be the first state to begin to restore prayer in school. About one week after Cal was with them, the battle came to their state. There have been two trials in Pensacola since Cal was there over the prayer in school issue. The ACLU was defeated both times as they implemented the strategy the Holy Spirit through the ministering angels released to them!
Beni Johnson: Beni brought a word of encouragement and greater understanding of the hour we are in. She started out by saying that we're in transition time. As in childbirth, there is disorientation, and the feeling of not wanting to do it anymore. But, we need to stay focused on Jesus' word and His eyes so that we are not bothered by what is gong on around us. This transition is hard core; no epidurals, because we are on the verge of the biggest awakening the world has ever seen! We are close. This was confirmed by Bob Jones.
Beni also talked about angels. She told the story of a Bethel student that the Lord told to go to the Moriah Chapel and say, "Wakey, Wakey." When she did, she saw a huge angel whose foot was the size of the chapel. She asked the angel if he was the angel of the next great awakening. He said no, that he was the angel of 1904, but a bigger one was coming for the next great awakening! Angels are waking up! They are the messengers of God and we need them.
Jim White: Jim truly had a message of the hour. We have to know who we are in Christ. We have to start living with greater expectation of all God is wanting to do through us to bring His kingdom to this earth!
As Jim was trying to fall asleep one night he felt someone nudging his arm. Thinking it was his son, he looked over and saw the most beautiful being he had ever seen and the soft voice told him his/her name was Revelation. Jim began to wonder if the angel had come to take him. Was he going to die? But the angel said she had come to tell him he was already dead, and that the life struggles he was experiencing were just his attempts at keeping a dead man alive.
He fell asleep for a time and when he woke up he saw a demon standing before him. The demon said he had also been assigned to Jim and that his name was Accusation. He held a large stack of documents that represented all that Jim had done wrong during his life. The angel then appeared and pulled from behind her back another stack of documents dripping in blood. The angel said to the demon, "Those are just copies. I have the originals." See Romans 8:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Rick Taylor: Rick had an awesome word that just continued to add to the momentum of the conference. He started out by saying we are in the season of the open door. He had a word for Cal and Michelle that God is giving them a new assignment. He isn't taking anything away, but adding the assignment of opening doors over cities, regions and nations. As we have seen in Rick Curry's testimony, it has already started.
Rick read Revelation 3:20: Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.
Rick explained that we open the door. Jesus is standing at the door knocking. We open the door. Cal pushed open a door in Pensacola when Pastor Rick Curry was taken to heaven. This is for Healing Rooms everywhere. We open the door.
Rick has been in meetings recently where the hearts of the people, their attitude of gratefulness, worship and praise, caused the doors of heaven to open and God's Glory poured out. It was an atmosphere where miracles just happened with no one praying for anyone. He believes there are three key things that must be present for the doors to begin to open. First we must have an attitude of thankfulness. We must be thankful for where we are. Second, we must be hungry for more. And third, we have to expect. Expectation puts a draw on heaven.
God also gave this scripture to Rick for Cal: John 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, Verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the son of man.
Cal & Michelle Pierce: Cal and Michelle ministered together on the final night of the conference. They gave a powerful testimony of what God has been doing in their lives concerning becoming strong and healthy. This is a message that is burning in Cal because he knows it is from God to bring wisdom to God's kids so they can stay healed. Cal talks more about this on his article this month.