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The Flaming Herald

This is a compilation of several major visions and prophecies of last days events leading up to the coming of the Lord. I’ve shared most of them individually before, but now here I highlight excerpts from each one. I encourage you to save these excerpts and meditate on them.


There must be special preparation for the return of Christ and at least half of all believers will be totally unprepared. We have to see that these days have to come before the Lord can come. There has to be a falling away. I want to speak to you very exactly. All the people which are pressing into and getting ready for this glorious attained place where they shall not be found naked, where they shall be blameless, where they shall be immovable, where they shall be purified by the power of the Word of God, have within them…

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A dire warning for the out of balance Spirit only (Word not required) bunch running rampant in many of our Charismatic/Pentecostal circles.

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Satan has seduced many believers into separating the Holy Spirit and the Bible—by pitting them against each other.  The Bible not only predicted this deception, it exposed the motive behind it.

2 Timothy 4:3 says “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers…”

What they can’t endure is the Bible.  They play the ‘God card’ in order to fulfill their lusts, and then blame the Holy Spirit.

Many parents have had the following experience: They tell one of their children, “Go tell your sister, ‘Daddy says it’s time for bed.’”  Before very long, your children will begin using those magic words, “Daddy says”—even when Daddy didn’t say. That is one of the dangers of not judging prophecy. It is easy to use the words, “God told me that!” when…

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Bridging The Gap

Great Blog by my friend Lisa Perna about the Love Of Jesus and He uses us to release it.

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Music is just one of the many ways God speaks to me. It’s in music that He really touches me the deepest. In those lyrics, My Father reveals His love, desire, and message for my understanding.

I guess in songs my mind and spirit become more open, so He uses that a lot.

I was listening to Carol King on a Pandora radio station when the Simon and Garfunkel song came on. The song was “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and it was a song I thought I knew, however, God began to speak to me about the deeper meaning of the lyrics.

The song began and I started to get the download. I could feel the great love being released in each note. The lyrics were weaving a story that was speaking to the depths of my soul. It was a love song that was being sung for my heart…

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The Love Walk

A powerful look at Jesus’ Love.

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There are moments in our life when we try to understand the pain we are going through. It’s those times or seasons that everything is going wrong or spiraling out of control. In desperation for strength, some will turn fully to Jesus and lean solely on Him.

The secret place of intimacy is where the healing begins. Jesus draws us closer to him, into His heart for deeper revelation. The time seems to stand still as you encounter His love. Layer upon layer of pain is peeled away as your wounds are being healed by The Great Physician.

Jesus understands it all. He endured all the pain and suffering that we can encounter in our life. He knows what abandonment, rejection, jealousy, hatred, betrayal, false accusations and dishonor all feels like.

Reading through the scriptures I tried to comprehend a love so great that you would want to lay your…

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Reformation Apoatles and Prophets!

Great Blog by my Friend Apostle Jim Becton.

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I love the renewed emphasis on the clarification of apostles today, their heart, function, and Sonship! I talk with ministry relationships almost every day, both prophets and apostles, and the timing for understanding apostles and prophets is crucial! I was talking with my friend, Apostle Michael Fram recently, and when he joined me in our group, Apostolic Teaching Fathers!, five year ago, it was still a big deal to identify and clarify apostles!

I found we were one of the first groups on Facebook, as many mature apostles and prophets stated when becoming a part of the group, to deal with the issues of true and false apostles! Not only that, but how to recognize emerging apostles and see the process that it takes to mature from Sonship to Apostleship, as well as the true shift from a prophet to an apostle!

We also shared about the “heart of the…

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Kingdom Culture & Apostolic Government

Yesterday I had the privilege of hosting a Roundtable discussion of Seasoned Leaders. These thoughts were kind of my summation at the end of one of the topics of discussion.

Jesus called the 12 to be with Him, and then named them as Apostles, a military term, meaning Admiral or General.


His Kingdom His Culture


This was also the beginning of Establishing Kingdom Order and Kingdom Culture.

There was to be Authority and Structure in the Kingdom where it’s Envoys carried and exercised the Authority Of The King.

But many then did not, and now do not, understand the Laws of the Kingdom.

The Kingdom He was establishing was not like earthly Kingdoms. The Law and Culture of His Kingdom is the Law of Love.

Even some of the 12 did not get it at first:

“But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭20:25-28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Even though there is Rank, Order, and Authority with Apostles in the Kingdom; The Kingdom Culture He Established was not too Lord it over everyone else as earthly kingdoms do, but to serve the others.

It is true that Apostles were set in the church First.

It is true that the Word First means First in rank, order or succession.

But the Culture Of His Kingdom was one of love and servanthood, not one of lording it over.

Where many Apostles on a Power Trip have missed it, is that they have not had a revelation of the Law of the Kingdom (Love), only of the order of the Kingdom (Generals or Admirals).

One cannot truly understand Apostolic Government and Order apart from understanding Kingdom Culture.

Levels Of Fathering

I had the privilege this morning to be part of an interactive webinar, with a diverse group of International Fathering Leaders, where this subject was part of the discussion. It was quite refreshing to be with Kingdom Leaders and have open dialogue, sharing at a higher level than normal. There was no “keeping up with the Jones’” or “I am more important than you”, going on, but simply how can we redefine, bring clarity, and a good working definition to Spiritual Fathers.

As with many things in Ecclesia, we have a tendency to take a “one size fits all approach” to much of what we do. For example, as we look at the New Testament we have several examples of Apostles, but as we compare them, we find out that no two really operated or functioned the same. Yet, we have taken Paul as the example of the “Prototype Apostle” and made him the measuring stick of what all Apostles will look or function like.

Proud African American father with teenage son

Well, we have done the same thing with Spiritual Fathers. It seems that what many are longing for today is the Intimate Personal Spiritual Father. There is a great need for this type of Father, but it is not the only type. There are also National Fathers that Father us, but from a different way than the Intimate Personal Father does. Where we get into trouble is when we expect the Intimate Personal Father to act like the National Father, and vice versa.

Let me speak from my own experience. As a teenager growing up and being groomed for ministry by my Father, Leo Fram, it was a very hands-on, intimate relationship. He sat me down in the living room of the house I grew up in and taught me how to write sermon outlines, how to correlate Scripture, organize my thoughts in a systematic pattern so it would be easy for folks to follow. He told me the things I did right, and corrected me in the things that I did not do right, by explaining how I could do them better.

At twenty years of age, right after I got married, I enrolled in Rhema Bible Training Center (Now it is Rhema Bible Training College, but back then it was Training Center) and I was able to sit at Rev. Kenneth E. (Dad) Hagin’s feet for two years. Before I enrolled in Rhema, I had already read most of his books and had listened to many of his teaching tapes. Brother Hagin was every bit of a Father to me as Leo Fram was, but clearly on a different level.

I carry the Spiritual DNA of both Leo Fram and Kenneth Hagin, but their impartation did not come the same way. I think I actually said hello to Brother Hagin and shook his hand twice in the ten years I lived in Tulsa, where Leo Fram laid hands on me many times through the years (and as I tell my son now…not for blessing) as there was much correction…as well as impartation. Yet they both Fathered me.

Kenneth Hagin was not going to Father me the same way Leo Fram did, and Leo Fram did not Father me the way Kenneth Hagin did. Which one was the most important? They were both important to my development of growing as a Son and developing to the place where I could grow into becoming a Father myself.

Many are looking for the National Father to act like the Personal Intimate Father, and when they don’t or can’t because of the demands of their Metron, folks get upset with them. Many are also just looking for the National Father, sometimes because of unrealistic expectations, or because they are looking for someone with a large platform that can increase their own platform, all the while overlooking the Personal Intimate Father that is right in front of their nose, that God has put in their path to pour into them one on one.

Please hear me Brother and Sister. The Personal Intimate Father will give you their Cell Phone Number and will go out of their way to make time for you that the National Father will not be able to, but that does not mean that you don’t need the National Father, and that they aren’t just as important to your development as the Personal Intimate father is.

Can we please be delivered from the either/or mentality that has plagued the church and embrace the both/and mentality? The National Father will not interact with you like the Personal Intimate Father will, and the Personal Intimate Father will interact with you in a way the National Father can’t. Please Accept and Honor them both for the role that they play in your developing Sonship, imparting their Spiritual DNA to you according to their Metron and Assignment in your life. If you receive both as they are designed to function in your life you will grow exponentially in the days ahead!

A New Breed Of Father

Not long ago a friend posted a Prophetic Word by Rev. Kenneth E. (Dad) Hagin from 1975 with the heading: “The New Breed”. This Word was about a New Breed, (Mighty Army) rising. I remember hearing about this Word in the early 1980’s when I was at Rhema. It was actually the basis for the school newspaper which was called: “The New Breed”.

I am excited because we are also now living in a day of Another New Breed Rising! It is a New Breed of Father that is rising. I am privileged to be in relationship with many of these New Breed Fathers, and part of a Facebook Group whose Primary Focus is Fathers/Mothers raising up Sons/Daughters, calling forth the next generation.


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Because of these relationships, there is no doubt in my mind that we are clearly living in the fulfillment of Malachi 4:6 “And He will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers…”

In years gone by the Fathering model left much to be desired, if it existed at all. In the past Fathers were more concerned with fitting a son or daughter into their mold for them, to help fulfill their vision, with little regard or thought about what the son or daughter was actually called, gifted, and graced to do or be. It was all top down and serving my vision or else it was DI-VISION.

In the old model it was about keeping the son or daughter under control, especially if they were really gifted or anointed because they might steal my thunder. (Saul has slain his thousands, but David has slain his ten thousands) Unfortunately, jealousy, ego, and lack of trust ran rampant. This left many with the feeling that Fathers really did not care about them and considered Fathering in the Church to be “Child Abuse” and they were totally turned off to the concept.

I cannot say that I blame them based on the old model. BUT…there is a NEW BREED of FATHER Arising! This New Breed is actually more concerned about the son or daughter fulfilling their own individual calling and purpose based on the gifts, talents, anointings, abilities, and passions that God has graced them with.

In the above text it is important to notice that The Hearts Of The Fathers were Turned to the Children FIRST, then the Hearts of the Children were turned to their Fathers (in reciprocal fashion). The truth is…the Children don’t care how much the Father (s) know…until they know how much the Father (s) care!

In the old model the sons and daughters were viewed as commodities to help me. In The New Breed sons and daughters are viewed as those to: Discover, Disciple, Develop & Deploy so they can function by Divine Design.

In the New Breed of Father it is all about “Paying It Forward” (to copy from a famous movie). Raise Up The Next Generation is what is beating in their Heart! Their Rallying Cry Is: “My Ceiling Is Your Floor, And Where I End Is Where You Begin”! This New Breed of Father has a Burning Passion to see their sons and daughters far surpass them in every way and do more than they ever could or would.

There is a Fathering Reset in the works right now with seasoned Men & Women of God across Ekklesia to address many of these issues, and bring Fathering into Biblical Order. Sons and Daughters, There is a New Sheriff In Town…The New Breed of Father!

For those that have been hurt and abused by the false Fathering Paradigms from the past. I am sorry that you were hurt and turned off. I fully understand, but it is a New Day. Dare to Believe again! Dare to Hope again! Dare to Trust again! Be healed of your hurt (s) and let a New Breed Father or Mother love your hurts away.



“What We Have Seen & Heard”

This phrase came to me tonight. Of course I recognize it as being found in the New Testament:

“But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.'” Acts 4: 19 & 20 NASB

Notice what Peter & John answered the Pharisees when they were commanded to no longer speak or teach in Jesus name:

“We Cannot Stop Speaking What We Have Seen And Heard!”

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“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1: 1-3 NASB

Look at what John says:

“What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands…”

“What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also…”

It is evident the Apostles of the Lamb were Big Believers in and Proponents of: “What We Have Seen & Heard”!

Ministry, Teaching, & Preaching; really is all about: “What We Have Seen & Heard!”

This is why the Prophetic is so important today. Revelation from Holy Spirit comes primarily by…you guessed it…by: “What We Have Seen & Heard!”

All we do is release what Holy Spirit has revealed to us either through the Logos, Rhema, or Manifestations of the Spirit!

Folks it is as simple as:



Function In Your Metron

A short, quick, basic, working definition of the word Metron is in order. Literally a Metron (from the Greek) is a measure, but in the context of how we use it in Ecclesia, it is a measure of one’s sphere of authority.

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It is not uncommon for those of us in ministry to be very ambitious. In fact many of us are very passionate and driven for more, greater, and the next level or sphere or influence. We have become so opposed to the “Status Quo” that we will just push and push because we are not content to “stay” and feel that if we are not advancing, we are actually going backwards.

Right or wrong, this is how many of us think. Of course we should never be satisfied. Jesus said: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” So living in a state of “Divine Dissatisfaction” is a good thing.

That being said, we do have some other Scriptures, Principles, and Protocols to consider. We must balance our drive and ambition with: ” For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think…”

The truth of the matter is Scripture teaches: “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.” As well as: “And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?”

There must be a balance between these two extremes. We need a healthy and realistic appraisal of where we are in our development and what our sphere of Metron actually is. Nothing worse than living the reality of the parable that Jesus told:

“When you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the seat of honor. What if someone who is more distinguished than you has also been invited? The host will come and say, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then you will be embarrassed, and you will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table!

“Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Sometimes we do think that we are at a Metron that we are not at yet. As we live out the principles of starting with smaller or lesser and/or someone else’s we grow into something larger and that which is our own. Our Metron can grow.

If we do not have a National Platform, it is not wise to act, think, or project that we do. If our metron is Local, it is Local. If our Metron is Regional, it is Regional. if our Metron is Territorial, it is Territorial.

We must learn to operate in the Metron where we are. Our anointing and mantle is in accordance with our Metron. A National Metron Requires A National Mantle. Your Mantle will help you discern your Metron.

Function where you are with your current Mantle in your current Metron, and through Faithfulness and Humility allow both your Mantle and Metron grow…but until it does…be content to Function In Your Metron.

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