[Revisiting] “Prophets, are you really meant to be rejected in your hometown?”

This is a repost from January 3, 2021, taken from my former blog:

Shalom, my friends, and a Happy New Year! I’m excited to release this word at the beginning of New Year. For me, it is a message of hope and encouragement and I pray it will bless you, too. It is a word for God’s prophets who have gone through a lot of spiritual warfare inside their own families. These prophets have had their own family members come against them, be it immediate or extended family. They have shed many tears because of the immensity of accusations and slander (oftentimes witchcraft) coming against them. Before you continue reading this word, though, I want to warn you that this is not a word to soothe your flesh. Yes, your flesh, beloved fellow prophet! May this word convict you as the dream has convicted me and help you stand strong in faith about God’s promise of restored relationships in your family. There is an important role you play in His masterplan of peace. Let me tell you about the dream I had at the beginning of 2020:

In the dream, I was a spectator. I was watching a crowd of armed people pass by the main street of a town in the mountains. It was a dirty, old town packed with people who were cheering the army on. Everyone looked tense, poor and worn-out. Almost as if they were mad to kill and destroy their enemies. Then the scene switched and I saw a hut on the same mountaintops as before but further away from the town. It was by an empty roadside (the soldiers had passed by already). As I entered the hut, I saw multitudes of weapons hanging from the walls. All kinds of weapons covered the walls and even more could be found in boxes or lying around on the floor. The smith was absent but the fire was burning. I somehow knew that anyone could come into the hut and work with the fire to forge weapons. This was where the soldiers had made their own weapons or taken used ones from! I woke up from the dream with the sound of a marching army in my ears.

As lively as the dream was, I soon forgot about it until one day, in November 2020, the Holy Spirit gripped me in my secret place as I was soaking in the presence of God. Terrible grief overcame me. I was taken back in my memory to the dream and as I was trying to cope with the immensity of the grief which I felt deep down to my core, the Lord started speaking through my mouth: “my prophets have killed each other! My prophets have killed each other!” I was pulling on my hair as I was crying out these words because I just felt devastated! But then He continued, “do not write it down or tell it anyone yet because I want to provide solutions!” So I have been waiting for Him to speak again on this dream and I’ve been waiting till now to publish it.

Here is the interpretation:

Psalm 48:1-3 describes how God’s people find refuge in the city of the great King, elevated on His holy mountain:

“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised
In the city of our God,
In His holy mountain.
Beautiful in elevation,
The joy of the whole earth,
Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north,
The city of the great King.
God is in her palaces;
He is known as her refuge.”

I believe that the geographic location of the towns I saw in the dream (hills) represent the status of the people I saw: God’s children. Believe me that regarding everything I saw in the dream, I would never have even guessed that those people were His! Us! I thought at first that it was Satan’s soldiers marching into prophet’s towns to destroy! But then, this interpretation also is not fully wrong when I consider what God’s people have been doing for a long time. It explains why they all looked so ugly and distorted – so “enemy-like”. The town where people were cheering definitely did not look like God’s holy city. You see, prophets have been partnering with the devil, looking just like the devil, killing and destroying each other with bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred and dishonor! They were out of where they should be (outside the will of God). They forged their own weapons of warfare with their tongues or bad habits they learned from their mother or father or grandparents etc. (to even sometimes engage in witchcraft themselves)! Read again in Colossians 3:8: “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander,
and obscene talk from your mouth.”

Prophet, do you find yourself in this? Do you find it in your family? Maybe it’s a sibling who is also potentially prophetic but somehow you are not in good terms? Let us not consider ourselves a victim but bow down before God in repentance for I heard clearly that “my prophets killed each other”. God put you together as a family for a reason and you have been killing each other, even when you maybe haven’t been “that bad” like the other family member has been to you. I have a holy fear towards God when I consider this! That I might have killed potential prophets inside my own family instead of building them up and blessing them with sincerity. “Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sightI” (Psalm 51:4) Only God have mercy on us and breathe life into the dead bones (Ezekiel 37)!

Ask the Holy Spirit if this word applies to you and guard your heart wisely. May the Holy Spirit encourage you, too, through this, brothers and sisters! For this also means, that you may have a powerful prophet and ally inside your own family. When God’s promise towards your family is fulfilled, you will look like true prophets of the Holy City. If this word is indeed for you, keep persevering! Keep prophesying in faith and hope over your family because we all want to return to the Lord! Yes, it is true that Jesus warned us all about being rejected in our hometowns (e.g. Mark 6:4), but there should not be any dishonor between prophets who have been called by Christ to join forces together! No, let us stop using those verses to please our own flesh (i.e. remaining unrepentant), prophets. Let us stop seeking glory from people but from God only and let Him change us into His image. I understand your pain and the rejection you felt, I experience it myself and am waiting myself for God’s promise to be fulfilled for my family. But I pray that this word will encourage us all to believe and hope for the company of prophets all around the world.

So now, what are some strategies we can use for the upcoming days? Here are the things I heard from the Lord to forward to you:

1. There is a must-have key we all need to win this battle: MERCY. God has been speaking to me almost the whole year of 2020 about the importance of mercy. When Jesus talks about forgiving enemies in Luke 6, he says that we should be merciful just as our Father is merciful to us. We read in Luke 6:35-36: “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.”

Oftentimes our greatest enemies are those closest to us. Aren’t we oftentimes God’s greatest enemy? We are ungrateful and evil and God forgives us when we confess our sins. Not because we have done great but because He is faithful, He says (1. John 1:9)! Shouldn’t we then, who have been forgiven for free, forgive others also for free? (Matthew 6:15). I had a powerful vision at the beginning of 2020 even before I had the dream where God showed me that I will walk outside of His will when I don’t have mercy. He warned me that I would hurt myself. I had to learn it the hard way last year but I am telling you this so that you will realize the importance of humbling yourself before God when it comes to receiving this key. It is a gift which He will give to all of His prophets who are ready to receive. Be warned that He will not go with you if you choose to proceed without it.

2. The second key also requires humility for it has to do with HONOR. It does not matter how bad this person has been to you. You can be merciful to her and forgive her and still say or do things which dishonor that person. Start valuing her by asking God how He sees her. Start acknowledging her value with your mouth before God and infront of others, if you can. Use every opportunity to show honor towards that person (of course you shouldn’t overuse honoring words so that it sounds like flattery but wisdom will help you use them according to His will). Just be open and ready to show it as the Holy Spirit leads you. But first, learn to receive it from the Lord.

3. The third tool is FUN. You read that right! Sounds fun, right?! Recently I was taken into a vision where Lady Wisdom took me into the secret garden of my heart. She started playing a harp and out of the harp sprang the letters F, U, N (and no, please don’t think of the song from Spongebob haha). She whispered to me that this is an important strategy. So yes, just like it sounds fun, have fun with your family members! Do fun and silly stuff together, laugh about something together and let joy erupt out of the mundane, stupid things of everyday life!

4. Lastly, I want to share a beautiful tool Lady Wisdom gave me afterwards when we were in a cave. She took me into the cave because obviously, there was still a dark place inside of me which needed renewal. The thing I saw inside had to do with an emotional trauma I had experienced over the years from a family member and which led to fear responses on my side. At first this person looked like a monster which tried to devour me. Then Lady Wisdom gave me a set of glasses. As soon as I looked through the glasses, the beast turned into a crouching body. The person whom I thought was attacking me was actually a very vulnerable and lonely person who needed my care! She then explained to me that FEAR had led me to see this person in a distorted way. I had allowed it to distort my view and get intimidated. If you have experienced some sort of trauma from a family member yourself, ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom to overcome fear and receive healing in your eyes (heart). Ask for the set of glasses and you will be able to use it repeatedly whenever you find yourself going into defense mode around this person. This does not mean that you should let down your guard around this person and let him or her hurt you again. It means that you should not partner with fear and get intimidated. God wants us to see through His eyes, not through our wounded ones. He wants to assist us in that.

5. Lastly but most importantly (and I cannot emphasize this enough): BEWARE OF PRIDE. Pride is the breeding ground for all evil seeds that the enemy plants in your heart. I have seen it. God showed it to me in a vision once. When you have pride in your heart, Satan’s plants will flourish and choke the life out of others in your life through you. You will become his tool. We do not want this, do we? So be careful lest you fall!

The Earth Bath: Refreshment is Coming!

I had a beautiful vision today. Do you know the Bible verse that says, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.“? It’s in John chapter 7, verse 38. Well, the more modern English translations use the word “heart” but when you look at the original Greek word koilia(κοιλία, Strong’s G2836), it means “the whole belly; the womb where the fetus is conceived and nourished until birth; the innermost part of a man.” Jesus says that when you believe in him, out of your whole belly will flow rivers of living water! Now, with that said, I saw the Father today; there was such a massive body of water coming out of His belly like I couldn’t see the end of it! It had such a refreshing touch to it! I saw how the Father turned His eyes towards the Earth and immediately, the water that rushed out of Him tossed the entire Earth into motion: it got caught in the water, submerged, then got tossed around as if in a washing machine, and voilà! It came out clean and shiny! I heard a refreshing earth bath was coming, which is how I titled this vision. I heard that it was going to wash away “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” (Colossians 3:8) but grace would abound for what is written next:

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,
you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility,
gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults,
and forgive anyone who offends you.
Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 

Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.
For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
And always be thankful.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.
Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.
Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through him to God the Father.
(Colossians 3:12-17 NLT)

Praise God! Rejoice with me, brothers and sisters! This is good news! I am so ready for this. Let the refreshment come! Amen!

Prophetic word for November 2022

I prophesy November 2022 will be a month of “re-opening doors“! I hear that God is giving His remnant a second chance in November to get things straight with Him. It is an open invitation, solely by His grace, to come deeper into His embrace where you have failed to in the past because of unbelief. You will recognize the hunger rising up in you to repent, coming from godly sorrow over your sins and the sins of your forefathers. Those who desperately seek this grace and do not shy away from the Father’s discipline will experience a new level of freedom in their devotion toward the Lord. You will see it in an area where you have fought long for change. You will first notice the refreshment in your mind, which will be renewed by the Word of God. Then you will sense the difference in your heart, as if a huge weight fell off of you. Finally, your actions and the way you talk to people will change. Oh, my heart rejoices because of the shouts of freedom I hear! What a privilege to get a second chance! Do not be afraid of messing up, that will only keep you back from coming boldly before God. THE SUFFERING WILL BE WORTH IT. Hold on, my friend. Take a hold of it, don’t hesitate! Say you want this – you want to see you as well as your family members set free. Ask God for a second chance because He is more than willing to pour out His grace on those who ask for it! Keep your eyes on Jesus, He is waiting on the other side and pure joy radiates out of Him! With the authority given to you by Jesus, shut all the false doors of the enemy and command exposure where the spiritual traps are already manifesting in the physical. There have been booby traps lying everywhere these past months but the only constant that kept us alive was Him. Regardless of your motives, He is faithful enough to give you a second chance. Consider the grace which He lavishes on us in this season! He will lift you up in due time, when you stay low under His wings. Stay close to a godly community; remember the basics: rejoice always, give thanks, pray without ceasing: pray in your own closet, pray with others who get you. Prophesy the breakthrough. I prophesy to you: you shall see a bright light in November 2022! You shall delight in the Lord our God. Our God, the Lord, is One! He shall be your primary source of affection, and He shall own your heart. You shall be set free from baggages that you keep carrying around due to generational sins, the curse shall end with you. You shall be healed in Jesus’ name! You shall rule over sin by the power of the Holy Spirit and trust the Lord like never before! I say, DO NOT SHRINK BACK! No lockdown! No lockdown! You shall not hold back your thoughts before the Father, and you shall not shrink back in fear before Him! I declare you free in Jesus’ name! Hallelujah!


Quietness of Heart

Since Blue Mountain Ministry is gaining more and more followers, I thought I’d talk about the vision behind this ministry today, by sharing what Jesus did at our recent Resurrection Small Group!

If you have ever read the first page of this blog, you may have read the following: “Blue Mountain Ministry is an online prophetic ministry for God’s children all around the world, equipping the church through the gift of prophecy with a lifestyle of power and freedom coming from the stillness of heart.” If you’re like me, you have trouble sleeping. You’re sensitive, a feeler, and you tend to get anxious easily. You easily overthink stuff, your mind is constantly working. Isn’t it amazing how God then picked someone like me to help people find rest in God? I’m preaching quietness of heart that comes from a true, intimate relationship with God and that by itself is a miracle! He saved me!

You know, I wouldn’t be here sharing the following series of visions with you if it weren’t for Him. I really want people to know who God is and I want strongholds to break; the sin that so easily entangles us to distance ourselves from God: unbelief and fear of punishment. I’m fighting for faith everyday and I do it with confidence and desperation at the same time – the former because I know I have direct access into the throne room of God, my Father, and the latter because I know how desperately I need Him every moment of my life! If I really want to live according to my purpose (because I am here on this earth for a reason until I return to my Father), then I need to stay alert and pray. I myself must ask the Holy Spirit constantly: what’s on the Father’s mind? I asked Him what He was planning with my small group and this is the first picture He showed me. I’ll quote it right from the E-Mail that I sent to all participants:

“I see God building a boat at a lakeside. He is not in a hurry. It is peaceful and quiet. The water is calm and clear, and the light is soft. His restful presence calms me down. ‘What is He building?’, I ask myself. But I do not want to disturb Him. He looks up at me and smiles at me, I sit there with Him and watch Him build. At the same time, I also see a baby – she is asleep, resting because she is cradled securely in the arms of the Father. Everything slows down. He keeps building the boat, yes, but everything slows down for me and it happens in my heart. There is rest in my heart as I lean my head on His shoulder.”

What happened over the next eight weeks was so incredibly beautiful and exciting for us! It was a humbling experience for me because God revealed to me straight from the beginning that every member was holding a treasure inside to be shared with people at the right time (Matthew 13:52). You seriously miss out on so much if you try to be the strong-leader-who-has-it-all-together. You don’t and that’s okay. God speaks to everyone and everyone can hear God clearly if they learn to listen to Him! Here is the next scene I saw during our second meeting:

Jesus is still building the boat. I see you all arriving here and gathering around a fireplace, and we talk. Jesus comes to sit with us.

I also had this picture during our third or fourth meeting:

Jesus is teaching us how to fish. He is teaching us a new method of “wooing them in.” You don’t use hooks to catch the fish – no, it hurts them. You just woo them in, they just come to you as you spread out your hands with food in the water. Jesus looks at me and says, “this is how you win people over. Do it gently. Be wise.” (Proverbs 11:30)

Then, finally, the boat is ready! Jesus invites us to journey into an infinity of love that transcends time and space! The very last vision I want to leave as a shared memory between our group members, but I can share this:

We were on the boat today. I asked where we were going.
He said, “the future.”
“What can I expect there?,” I asked.
“Love,” He answered.
“If it is love, then everything will be good, pleasing and perfect.”
He smiled at that.
God asked me, “Why do you want to see people set free?”
I thought for a moment and said, “because I love them.”
“Because you love them,” He said.
“The truth will set you free” (John 8:32b). Infinitely.

Because He loves us.

My friend, this is how I live! I couldn’t go a day without talking to Him. I’m not bragging, I’m just telling you it’s possible; we were made for this! Every time we have such an encounter with God, Scripture comes alive in us! God is perfectly satisfied with Himself. Jesus was a happy man, He was peace in person. He always went to pray to God first, that’s how He kept His faith alive. He knew we needed it. So, if even the Son of God needed those moments of prayer and intimate encounter with the Father, how are we supposed to live in the power of the Holy Spirit without such practices?

I want to help you to rise up higher above the noise and the chatter of this world to the place of encounter and stillness before God before you do anything! I want your relationship with God to be so strong that you truly walk out of the abundance of heart and bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit in everyday life! But focus back to Jesus: I will never forget the strong presence of His quiet love when He was building the boat. Everything became quiet because of Him. There could not be any intrusion in His presence – maybe just my own restlessness.