“The Lord is my Revelation Light to guide me along the way; He’s the Source of my salvation to defend me everyday. I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from You, Lord, surround and protect me.” -Psalm 27:1
Dear Passion Translation Family,
As many of you know, Brian’s mother passed into glory last month. It was hard watching her suffer those last few weeks on earth. We were so sad to let her go, but happy that she’s no longer suffering and in glory with other family members that have gone on before. And the Father always gives us something good in every situation—so her passing has really brought all of our families closer together and made us more appreciative of one another. Thank you all so much for your prayers!
We are living in a great time in history! God is at work among us doing great and marvelous things! And I do believe that this month is a very special month. Normally, when we think of February, we all think of Valentine’s Day and everything associated with love. Recently, I had this dream of Wonder Woman dressed as a bride, but she was still wearing her Wonder Woman outfit underneath. And I heard the Lord say, “Because of the love I have poured out on you my bride, you will rise up as my fearless ones!” So have decided that I would designate this month as a “Month of Fearlessness”!
Ps. 27:1 “The Lord is my Revelation Light to guide me along the way; He’s the Source of my salvation to defend me everyday. I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from You, Lord, surround and protect me.”
The Lord told me that we have entered into a time in history where the opportunities are great—even bigger than we ourselves are able to comprehend. And, when we have eyes to see them and ears to hear of them, then we can enter in. The only thing that would hold us back from our God opportunities awaiting us would be fear and a feeling of limitation. But Thank the Lord, He has moved the false finish line, and the possibilities are endless! He is the God of unlimited possibilities!
There have been many phenomenal signs in the heavens lately, and typically I look to see if God might be speaking to His people through them. You may have heard it said “first the natural and then came the spiritual”. (1 Cor. 15:46) And so I can’t help but think the latest sign that took place on January 31st and was seen all over the world (the super blue blood moon) had something to say.
It was the second blue, blood moon last month making this last one a super moon, (a doubling of blessing & favor). For me the super blue blood moon is a picture of the glory that’s manifesting in the church today. The color blue most often represents the prophetic anointing and the blood, God’s power & authority, and the moon, a reflection of the sun (son), and a picture of the church. The church (You & I) is rising up by the power of the blood and the revelation of Christ to be the church that God has called us to be: a beacon, a light to the nations, a witness to our communities and those around us, His fearless ones! I can tell you that as we minister from church to church we’re hearing some of the most radical, creative and mind-blowing plans that we have ever heard before. Christians in the marketplace and all the mountains of society are hearing the Father and going there. The fearless ones are arising. It’s happening!
Two interesting facts about the super blood moon are:
- It is 14% brighter than any other moon. And
- It caused a lunar eclipse in some parts of the earth.
I hear the Lord say, “My people are arising; the shining ones are being released; the radiate ones shining with my glory! I have prepared my people to astound the world with signs, wonders and miracles! For I am loosing my own brand of superheroes on the earth, and some may appear to be ordinary to look on, but I have set my love, my favor and my glory on them. Just you watch as my people arise with a new courage and a new boldness and a new fearlessness, for I have been preparing my church for such an hour as this. And you will see my people arising to the top of the mountains, and they will overshadow the earth—eclipsing anything the world has seen before.”
The church is done with cowering and hanging back. It will be as though a New Pentecost has been poured out on the earth. For the church is rising, up and many more will be motivated to get started on their journey of fullness in the Lord this month! Many in the church have spent years in the beauty realm experiencing and discovering more of God’s love and affirmation. Oh, how He loves us! And now it‘s time to for God’s people to break free of fear as perfect love casts out fear. Now may all you superheroes of the faith arise—fearless ones, defenders of the helpless, of the fatherless and the widows.
Song of Songs 6:10 “Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?”
Yes, it’s time for the Shulamite bride to arise. We’re called to be a reflection of the sun (Son)—fair and majestic as the stars in procession. We are now in our hour of super favor, and we will shine even brighter than before. What God is doing in and through the church will super-cede anything the enemy will ever be able to do, eclipsing His plans! Receive it, believe it, stand in it and watch what God will do in and through you! It’s your day to embark on a new adventure! And, get connected to God’s people and His church!
1st Cor. 2:9 “Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine—these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers.”
Candice Simmons is a true spiritual mom in the body of Christ with a passion to see the bride of Christ awakened and brought into the full activation of their gifts and callings. She has been in ministry for 47 years mentoring both young and old, men and women. She received Christ in the early 70’s during the Jesus movement and immediately began ministering to the next generation of young people.
In the 80’s she and her husband, Brian were tribal missionaries serving in the jungles of Panama. They were field leaders and ministered to the Paya-Kuna tribe, living on the border of Panama and Colombia for nearly 8 years. In the late 80’s they returned home and established Gateway Christian Fellowship, a hub for revival and awakening in New England where they ministered for 18 years and established a network of churches called ARC.
She was a fore-runner in establishing the prophetic in New England and taught classes on the prophetic and established a prophetic ministry in their church called Impact. She is an avid dreamer and gifted in interpretation of dreams and uses this gift to minister hope and destiny to the churches.
Today they have an itinerate ministry (Passion and Fire), traveling the nations and internationally teaching and prophesying to churches. At the same time she is helping her husband with their new Bible Translation called the Passion Translation and has co-authored three books with him; The Sacred Journey, Throne Room Prayer and The Image Maker (soon to be released) and is currently working on two more books, The Stairway and The Dreamer.
Beautiful revelation & encouragement. I pray the void of your mother’s physical passing is filled with greater joy as you connect through the spirit. Imagine the love, freedom & wondrous adventures she now experiences#
Thank you Joni!!