What a great September!
God promised us a new era and we have seen it happening before our very eyes. In our early days of training for missionary service we were headed to Indonesia, but the door closed for us as American missionaries and we were not allowed in the country. Now, here we are 38 years later and we the door finally opened, and we made it through. And oh, what a glorious door!
I prophesy that things you have waited on for years will finally begin to materialize and you will realize that if it had opened earlier it wouldn’t have been as glorious. Get ready to be astounded! Carious times are ahead! Doors that were once closed are finally opening. This is our time! God has prepared you for such a time as this. This will be a time of surprises as we enter in. it’s not business as usual.
I recently had a dream that the Father showed me a box of fruit all wrapped up and ready for someone to unwrap and to enjoy. Immediately I knew that the fruit represented the church and the unwrapping or revealing was the revelation of the Father’s love and the revelation of the Bride that the Father is unveiling. Just like Christ who is revealed all through scripture, so the meaning and understanding of the bride of Christ is being (unwrapped) and revealed to us in these end times. And each one of the fruits of the Spirit is a manifestation of His love through us.
Gal. 5:22-23 “But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.”
The Father is in the very beginning of our unveiling. And the fruit of His love is being released in and through you. For all the fruits of His Spirit are resident in us and available for each of us to appropriate every day of our lives. We hold the key to this coming love revival and as we realize it we will see the manifestations of the fruit of Holy Spirit being displayed and embodied in us as His love.
All limits must be taken off our love and off its fruits! Love knows no limits. “For they are meant to be limitless.” Gal. 5:23 “We know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” 1 John 3:2. Time to walk in the unveiling now! If you need to ask someone to forgive you do it. Now is the time. The Father wants to unveil you! The next thing on His timetable is the manifestation of the Sons of God. Don’t hold that process back. Let the fruit of love shine in and through you! He has such great things in mind for His people this year!
I had a dream of street sweepers, being released throughout the cities of the earth. The Father said, “I am raising up righteous men and women throughout the earth to release righteousness in our cities. And Brian and I have met some of them recently. We met some in Indonesia. They’re bringing righteousness to their cities. Some of you reading this may be a street sweeper, sweeping corruption out of your domain. It’s the Father that’s raising you up. Have no doubt about it. You are being raised up as a Daniel bringing in a Spirit of excellence into every corner of your city or nation. Proverbs 11:10 “The blessing that rests on the righteous releases strength and favor to the entire city.” Proverbs 11:11, “The blessing of favor resting upon the righteous influences a city to lift it higher.”
And I heard a warning in a dream, “The enemy is out to contest all of our new beginnings! It’s time to be vigilant!” I normally don’t even like to talk about the enemy or give him the time of day, but lately I’ve been having too many dreams about his plans to disrupt our flow. Here’s a series of dreams that I’ve had. If any of them apply to you take them to heart!
A week ago, I dreamed about a lion walking down our streets. I believe this new release of favor has infuriated our enemy, Satan. 1 Peter 5:8-9 “Be well balanced, always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour. Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith.”
The Word doesn’t say “put your focus on the enemy, but rather resist with strong, vigorous faith”. James 4:7, “So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you. Move your heart closer and closer to God, and he will come even closer to you.” Don’t move closer to the enemy to chase him off but move closer to God and the enemy will flee. If I saw God standing behind someone I planned to harm I would flee too! Get that picture in your head, which is nearly impossible because God is SOOO big! Alright, then maybe picture a huge warring angel standing behind someone.
Running Out of Gas
I dreamed that there were people running out of gas. They were abandoning their cars along the street. Then I heard the Lord say two things, “My people are running out of steam because they’re trying to minister in someone else’s gifting and not their own.” And also, “It’s time for my people to learn of me and my rest.”
Today is a new day and we need to get off on the right foot in this new season. When we operate in our God given giftings, ministering is a real joy and our gifting makes room for itself, Prov. 18:16. But if we try to be like someone else and operate in their gifting because we would like that gift, strength and grace will not be there. It’s time to reassess your gifts.
And then there are some of you that just need to retreat for a while. To rest doesn’t show weakness. Rather there are just times that we need to stop and get recharged. When we were pastoring we had professional counselors at our church that commanded us to take 3 or 4 days away each month as a couple to recharge our batterie. That we were able to hear God more clearly, away from all the trappings of ministry. I realize that each ministry is different, but every human being needs to take time to recharge. When God rested from creation it was after He had created man and man began His first day in God’s rest.
Here’s a review of last month’s word on rest: Not only do we need physical rest, but we see that rest is not just the absence of activity, but it’s an act of trusting in the finished work of Christ as we go about our daily lives and activities. Here’s what the Father said about the children of Israel when they failed to rest in God:
“They grieved God for forty years by sinning in their unbelief, until they dropped dead in the desert. So, God swore an oath that they would never enter his calming place of rest all because they disobeyed Him. It is clear that they could not enter into their inheritance because they wrapped their hearts in unbelief.” Heb. 3:17-19
And as I typed this I heard the Lord say, “Be still” and I saw the word “still” written out so that it was actually the word “steel”. In other words, have resolve for He is working on your behalf. Isaiah 41:9-12, “You are my chosen servant; I have not rejected you! Never yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand. All who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced. All who contend with you will perish and disappear. You will look for your enemies in vain; those who war against you will vanish without a trace!”
Another Warning dream:
I heard in a dream, “You are his sweet doves that the Father will use to unveil Himself to the world, but you must exercise wisdom.” And I heard Matthew 10:16, As the Lord sent His disciples out two by two He told them: “Now, remember, it is I who sends you out, even though you feel vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes yet as harmless (or innocent) as doves.”
Just because we love and walk in the fruits of love we do not abandon wisdom. Matthew 10:34, “Perhaps you think I’ve come to spread peace and calm, over the earth-but my coming will bring conflict and division, not peace.” John 16:33, “And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which in me will be in you and will give you great confidences as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”
Be Persistent in Prayer
In another dream I saw a woman knocking on a friend’s door at midnight pleading begging them to open the door. I knew that it was the parable that Jesus taught from Luke 11:5-8. And I heard the Lord say, “This is a time when you will see the prayers that you have persisted to pray come to pass. Today is not the day to give up and quit. Prayers that you prayed long ago and even prayers that you have forgotten, like in the case of the Priest Zechariah, will now come to pass. Don’t give up or give in but, watch Him move on your behalf! Your persistency will pay off!
And I heard Sirens at midnight and I knew that it represented nightmares. But the Lord said, “Don’t let that trouble you for the enemy is trying to scare some of you with fear and dread through nightmares & night terrors. You can see the attack he is planning for you by the nightmare he has tried to scare you with and you can intercede and push it away. He is so stupid that he shows his hand and reveals our fears and/or his plans in nightmares and we are able to stop the attack from happening. He is trying to scare you away from your dreams and the supernatural. But you must say to the Lord, Psalm 27:1-3 “My heart will not be afraid even if an army rises to attack. I know that you are there for me, so I will not be shaken.”
Ps. 50:15 “Honor me by trusting in me in your day of trouble. Cry aloud to me, and I will be there to rescue you.”
Luke 17:7 “God will give swift justice to those who don’t give up!
Lord we call the nightmares off and we ask that you begin to release the sweet dreams of your purposes and plans to each one reading this. In Jesus name, Amen!
Now this is just a side note:
Many have been asking me about the recent hurricane, Hurricane Michael. Is it God or is it the enemy?
It could be one of two things. The enemy, as Satan is the “prince of the power of the air” in Ephesians 2:2 and the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4. So there is evidence for Satan having some control over weather. But there are also laws of nature. Hurricanes happen when certain factors line up; warm sea surface temperatures greater than 26 degrees C. or 79 degrees F., deep moisture at low levels and light winds throughout the troposphere. Many want to blame God and point to judgment, but no, the Father is our protector and the one who restores us and can even stop a catastrophe when we pray. (See Gen. 18:16-33; Abraham asked for Sodom & Gomorrah) On the other hand the Devil loves to use a storm for his advantage to distract us and to get us to take our eyes off from the Father. He wants us to believe that God is not good and is against us. But we stand on the Word, “The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way; He’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day. Psalm 27:1
The enemy really doesn’t need a lot to get some of us entrapped. All it takes is a spirit of fear to keep us from reaching out to the Father. But we must have our hearts in tune with the Father to be able to know how to handle trouble when it comes. You may remember my vision from last month. I had a vision of the lovers of God wrapping themselves up in the wrap-around shield of God. They would not allow the enemy to steal their peace, hurricane or no hurricane! (I am not saying that we don’t heed the warnings we’re given when hurricanes come, but no matter what we do to physically protect ourselves, we must also find shelter in the Father’s love!) Enough about the enemy!
I saw new products packaged & ready to go on the market. This is the time of beginnings. Whatever held you back in the last season is being lifted in this one. We will see new artists, new authors, new businesses, new vision. It’s a year of discovery, vision, and entrepreneurship in every one of the seven mountains: the church, education, media, family, business, government, and arts and entertainment mountains. New products are emerging, and many will be at the top of the market!
Dreams about the bride & the bridegroom.
I heard Wedding bells ringing. The Lord is in the beginning of imparting a deep, deep revelation of His love and the bride is beginning to arise. We have officially entered the season of the bride. You thought you heard it before. You will now hear it more and more as our time of joy and gladness has arrived! So, rejoice Jeremiah 33:11 “The sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom is in the land.” And the Lord is crying out, Rev. 22:17 “Come,” says the Holy Spirit and the Bride in divine duet. Let everyone who hears this duet join them in saying, “Come.” Let everyone gripped with spiritual thirst say, “Come.” And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink it freely. “It is my gift to you! Come.”
“Come” is one of the sweetest words that we could ever hear! You are wanted, you are invited, and now don’t delay. it’s your coming out party! He wants you, He needs you and all you have to do is show up. He does all the rest in and through you! It doesn’t get better than this! The unveiling of Christ in His people has begun! Amen!
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.