A Network Of God’s Angels Covering The Earth

This week our periscope prayer meetings twice broke a thousand people agreeing with us in prayer. But the thing that really shocked me was that there were people from all the countries of the world: Ukraine, China, Indonesia, Iceland, Yugoslavia, Africa ~ and more importantly a miracle of mustard seed that happened in France (the full story will be in a yet-to-be written a blog). Wow!
 
As these prayer meetings were going on I suddenly I saw a vision of the planet earth surrounded by a bubble, or a cloud-covering of His Spirit. In this vision I saw the 24 elders around the throne, which represent the 24 times zones on the earth. In this incredibly simple vision I could see the periscope prayer meeting was becoming a link for prayer warriors to agree in the Spirit around the world at one time.
 
As the vision continued over the next few days, I constantly saw more progressive scenes of the glory of God. It was like a tsunami wave covering the globe and subduing all of the anger and threats from terrorists and activists across the earth. The angels were literally finding them and throwing them into the fire, while God was preparing for the good harvest of good clean prosperous wheat. What I was seeing was nothing that man could do, organize, or accomplish. It was totally done by the will of the Spirit.
 
The Scripture says, “No flesh should glory in His presence.” I am now seeing how complete this word is. God literally wants us to turn all of our activity over to heaven, so the first sentence in the Lord’s Prayer is fulfilled: “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” All of my life I’ve tried to prepare to be a good and prosperous leader ~ not knowing that what I really needed to do was turn the leadership over to God and follow His will, and what He and heaven were doing on earth.
 
“Now God has us where He wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all His idea, and all His work. All we do is trust Him enough to let Him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join Him in the work He does, the good work He has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.”
Pastor Richard Gazowsky
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“The Day You Hear His Voice, Harden Not Your Heart”

This famous quote by the apostle Paul, in Hebrews, has taken on a new meaning when I heard the recent prophecy by the prophet Timothy Snodgrass. Timothy prophesied at our church that we should take one day at a time and not try to plan the future, or set up expectations for tomorrow because it might look like an impending disaster. You can’t let tomorrow’s expectations influence today’s obedience.
 
In Apostle Paul’s instructions he uses the term, “hardening of the heart.” This hardening of the heart is a dangerous activity that you can go into when trying to save yourself. Many times I have had people come to me and say, “Pastor, there is nothing else I can do! I can’t wait on God. I must have it now. So I can only do the thing that makes sense ~ I have got to fix it myself!”
 
Statements like these might sound reasonable to an intellectual person, but to someone who is trusting in God completely, it means the hardening of the heart against the will of God. Oh what a dangerous place that is to be in. For Israel, it meant they would have to spend 40 years in the wilderness ~ burying a whole generation of people who did not have faith. 
 
At the beginning of this year the Lord told me that the crisis our church was going through was like Moses walking with the people of Israel through the parting of the Red Sea. I never thought how awesome it must have been for this man to lead literally thousands of slaves through the most fearful passage any human has ever made. According to some historians and archaeologists, they walked through a wall of water that was 450 feet tall!
 
Just yesterday Sister Yvonne, who works at our Christian school, told me the Lord had given her a dream. “Pastor Richard,” she said, “I was walking with Israel through the two walls of water on either side, and the people of Israel were perfectly silent with their hands in worship. Not one word was spoken, not even an animal made a sound. It was like the awe and splendor of what God was doing, in the miraculous event of holding back the water, was too great for them to even utter a comment about.”
 
God is miraculously preserving our church at 1970 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Many of you may hear confusing messages about the condition of the church and school, but you must know that all is secure. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord!
 
 Richard Gazowsky
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“Some Things You Can’t Teach”

Today proved to be a mixture of extreme difficulty, blessing, and opportunity. I was trying to explain to someone, a person I really care about, how I am making it through an impossible situation. In trying to explain this I wanted to describe the relationship I have with God, but no one can really understand God’s intimate personal relationship with me. So, at that moment, I realized that some things cannot be taught.
I remember a country preacher once saying, “Some things can’t be taught; they’re just caught.” I have learned over the past years of research that this is especially true when it comes to sophisticated concepts and ideas, but I also realize it has to do with relationships. Nothing is more valuable, than your special secret relationship with God your Creator!
I can only give hints on how to receive this. As a friend, I will try to draw you closer in your relationship with God. Honesty with the Lord is a big key to closeness and often leads to tears of emotion and a certain vulnerability, too. This is important because it cleanses your spirit. This cleansing leaves you in a state of purity that becomes your protection from any evil influence. You will notice even dark conversations suddenly feeling uncomfortable, and you can just walk away without paying any more attention.
This is the beginning of a perfect life: intimacy with the Lord that puts you in a bubble of protection so that you can enter into all the blessings that He has planned for your future. Soon dreams, visions, and prophecies will be given to you to indicate a roadmap for your future. God personally loves you so much He wants to give you a personal plan wherein every single day of your life is an adventure of joy and happiness. By this I mean that you will actually not have one single day of sorrow.
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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“This One Thing Is So Precious”

I remember years ago, when I began to walk on my journey to find the perfect will of God for my life, the world-famous radio preacher of the Assemblies of God denomination, C.M. Ward, came to speak at our church in San Francisco ~ which at that time was averaging close to 1,000 people. After his public message, he asked to speak privately to the ministers and members of our staff~ about 40 people. We all assembled in our television studio to hear him speak.
 
He said, that to those who seek to be successful in life, there are many options ~ they can seek for money, power, fame, pleasure ~ or just Him. By this we all knew he meant the presence of God. We knew that the other things were also wonderful, but he probably was going to tell us to only seek His presence. He then went through the list of things that motivate powerful people.
 
We were all amazed because he shared his message and experiences from first-hand observation. And, his conclusion had a little surprise twist to it, because he said if you seek God’s ever-daily presence, you would actually get all of the motivating items on the list in their most achievable abundance. Wow! That’s the jackpot!
 
Now to be honest with you, he didn’t actually say it in precisely those words, but he implied it in his message. I just was not ready, at my young age at the time, to understand what he was really saying. Today I get it. It is as plain as the nose on my face. God’s presence is the Super Lotto winnings to everything that man can desire.
 
King David, who was the most successful king in history (to the point that even Jesus called Himself the Son of David), left his son Solomon to become one of the wealthiest men to ever live. I would certainly call David successful, a man who was motivated appropriately. But listen to what he said: “As the hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God.”  Why this statement is so unique, is that the deer has a sixth sense that allows it to find the water brook through the most difficult of natural obstacles.
 
What makes this so special to me now, is that I find myself in the midst of the most difficult obstacles that I have ever faced, and it would appear that any one of the previously mentioned motivators would satisfy my needs. But instead, I am panting like a deer after only the presence of God and His favor. It is hard for me to describe the insight that one sees at this level of desperateness, but I am sure it is what David saw and longed for ~ and made him so special to God that He called him a man after His own heart!
Pastor Richard Gazowsky
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“Why Would I Do It For Everybody?”

Last Sunday in church I said publicly, “I believe God wants to give a home to every person in our church ~ paid for free and clear.” For the next 2 ½ days Satan tormented me and said, “God won’t do that! You can’t promise people something that is totally impossible and can never happen!” I took this dark cloud of evil reasoning to the mountain every day, praying that the Lord would remove it from my mind.
Then, Tuesday evening, as I was praying for Chris Rossetti and anointing his ministry, the Lord spoke to me and said, “Of course I will give a home to every person in the church, free and clear with no mortgage. Don’t I give a home to every pigeon, every raccoon in the city, and every fowl of the air? As a matter of fact, I even give homes to the bees and mosquitoes in San Francisco.”
I started laughing because I realized how obvious it was ~ that God’s good intentions are to provide every human being on this planet with a beautiful place to live, worship, work, and a safe country to live in. This is God’s plan for the whole human race. The thing that He needs is people to have faith to believe Him that He will do exactly what He promised in His Bible He would do. Matthew 19:29 says, “Every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”
Not only does God want to give you a home, but also He wants to make every day of your life exciting, joyous, and full of adventure and accomplishment. And it is just as simple as you doing His will, His way, every day.
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“Why I Trust In God So Much”

This week I had to make a decision of trusting God that caused every fiber of my DNA to seek harmony with the presence of God. What makes this experience so primeval, is that it calls me back to the moments of my childhood when I first felt the presence of God and called it “cosmic”. I was just 11 years old and for the first time I wept and cried and gave my heart to Jesus.  Suddenly I felt something come from outside of me into me that was so warm and comfortable that it made me feel completely safe.
Of course what I felt at that time I have now learned to call His glory and presence. At this present time I must admit I am still like that little 11-year-old boy hugging the most cuddly teddy bear and experiencing that safe feeling! As an adult I say, “Oh, the utter extravagance of His work in us who trust Him~endless energy, boundless strength!
“All this energy issues from Christ: God raised Him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule.”
This summer all of us are going on our dream vacations. Your vacation is God’s courtship with you, to introduce you, by divine courtship to your new life in Christ. This is the New Renaissance; a renewal of life, vigor, and interest. It’s also rebirth and revival: a moral renaissance. Oh how wonderful and splendid your new life will be in Christ! This is why I trust God so much. His goodness draws me to Him.
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Angelic Warfare = Dream Vacation

The scenario that I described in my title could be interpreted as bad advice if you look at some lessons in secular history ~ Nero playing his violin while Rome burned, and Anthony partying with Cleopatra as his forces were defeated. But God’s ways are not like man’s ways, for as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are God’s ways higher than ours.
In the third and fourth chapters of Hebrews, Apostle Paul instructed the church to rest in God’s actions, just as God rested on the seventh day. It’s in our resting that complete trust in God’s divine will can be accomplished in our generation. The enemies of God’s purpose in America and in the world have invaded the borders of our nations. Attempts to stop them have been limited and with little success.
Under the disguise of compassion they are being allowed to infiltrate among us in our neighborhoods, as they try to poison our people with their demon-inspired hatred. I only say this to make you aware that the Lord is watching over your neighborhood and He is completely informed about your situation.
God is waiting for one thing to happen ~ and that is explained completely in Hebrews, the third and fourth chapters. He is waiting for you to rest in His peace and let Him take care of the battles. This can be done simply through prayer and fasting while you are on your dream vacation, resting in God’s presence. Like Isaiah said, “His ways are not like our ways.” But there is more to it than just having a fun family break while you watch God fight your war.
The real purpose of your dream vacation is that God is preparing you for promotion. As you enjoy the luxury hotel and clothes He provides for you, so God is going to promote you so that the rest of your life you will live in a higher economic class. God opens doors that no man can shut.  When God promotes you it will be to places that you cannot be removed from.
There is an important element that you must be aware of during this time of dream vacation, and that is to not make connections that are evil. When you are introduced to someone important listen carefully to the conversation. If you detect anything evil in their communication or spirit, immediately disconnect with them and do not link up.
Jesus told His disciples to become as little children for such is the kingdom of God. Little children know immediately when somebody is not good, no matter how powerful they appear to be or how many friends they might have ~ and they don’t want to be with them. This lesson has been so strong in my life.
Many times I do not go to meetings or business opportunities where very powerful people are, because I know they will involve evil communications and I must stay clear of that. And, if I have connected with somebody that is evil or unjust or a gossiper, I know I must be very kind and gentle when I release the connection with them. That way they are not offended but feel blessed by having been in relationship with me. The fruit of the Spirit is the accumulation of a nine- element package, and all must be used with the fruit of love. Oh how sweet it is!
So this summer, as you are on your dream vacation, rest while the angels of God conduct warfare. We will see the victory celebration on January 20, 2017, when all of America and the world will rejoice!

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“Oil In Abundance”

The classical parable that Jesus told about the five wise virgins and the five foolish virgins was that the five wise virgins had oil in abundance. This truth is so critical to the path that you and I are on today ~ that it literally means life or death, extreme success or extreme failure.
 
The oil is a clear metaphor about your prayer life and how much time you spend in the Spirit praying in other tongues, which is the oil of the Holy Ghost. Every miraculous action of God requires the oil of the Spirit to let everything move in sync and with out any friction. That is why Jesus prayed so long and so hard at the garden of Gethsemane. Because what He was about to accomplish would affect every man, woman, and child in history ~ the redemption of their souls. This was probably the greatest example of how important it is for prayer intercessors to have their lamps well provided with oil.
 
All of you who are under the covering of “A Place To Meet Jesus” are about to receive the greatest financial and physical miracles ~ and find a significant place in Christian history. The enemy is vigilant in trying to snuff your lamp out and put out your faith.
 
This means you can’t even doubt in the thoughts and intents of your heart. You must be rock solid in believing that God will do everything He promised you. This simply means that you must ignore the stormy activities and confusion around you. Go on your dream vacation and constantly pray and fill your lamp with oil.
 
When Jesus, “the Bridegroom,” comes and brings your miracle it will be too late to run to the sellers of oil and ask them to pray for you. To receive the miracle you must have already prayed and filled your lamp with oil. Then, when Jesus brings the miracles, you can immediately go and receive your miracle. Remember, your miracle is going to come quickly ~ and when you least expect it!
 
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“To Have No Opinion – Is To Receive Overwhelming Blessings”

One of my daughters was given a dream from the Lord that was very interesting. In this dream she saw her father encountering many different situations where he was saying, “I have no opinion,” “I have no opinion.” And then I came to her and said, “I have no opinion.” In the next dream sequence she was in a van and was wearing a rather short white dress with beautiful flower embroidery. I said to her, “Honey, share the story behind your dress and tell everyone in the van what is going on with you.”

When I said this she was hurt and replied, “Dad, I thought you were not going to have an opinion and keep everything quiet.” In her dream I repented and said, “I’m sorry. I won’t have an opinion.” The dream then entered into a new sequence and she was swimming in very deep waters with the same dress on, when a cobra came and tried to bite her through the dress. But its fangs could not penetrate the material.

Matter-of-fact, the cobra would not bite my daughter any other place but where the dress was ~ and its teeth could not touch her. She was completely protected by the dress. Then a second cobra came and tried to bite her. Though its fangs were very long, they still they could not harm her because the cobra would only bite where the dress was and its fangs could never touch her.

I knew the dream was from the Lord, for that day I encountered many important people. I was forced by my knowledge of the dream to not respond to what they were saying ~ “I had no opinion.” The amazing thing was, by having no opinion I ended up being promoted ~ not only in the conversation, but in the position and relationships concerning the great people I was with.

I would like for you to look at a great classic story in the Bible, about Mary the mother of Jesus, and see her response to the holy angel ~ who just told her that she was going to be pregnant with a child by the Holy Spirit, even though she was only dating Joseph:

“And the angel answered and said unto her, ‘The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible.’ And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to Thy word.’” Notice the absence of opinion that is in her statement: “Be it unto me according to Thy word.”

When Gershom Sikaala showed me this Scripture about Mary, we both looked at each other and said, “We need to quit having opinions.” Instantly my mind went back to conversation that I’d had with Paul Cain when he asked me to visit him in Santa Maria. He placed his hand on my arm and said, “There is a greater reward for you if you don’t ask God why.”

Once again the offer is being made to me in the Spirit ~ to be like the sheep of His pasture. My resounding answer from the depths of my spirit and from the intellectual resources and knowledge of my mind is, “Yes, I trust you Jesus!” The complexities of relationships in the political environment of our government are too much for me to discern and understand.

That’s why I have chosen to have no opinion ~ and just obey the simple voice of the Lord in my tummy. This simplicity of “trust” reaches to everything ~ from my relationship with the workplace, government, school, church, and family. I simply have no opinion ~ but just pray and obey.

It’s amazing how this position can take you through the most troubling storms that have ever been conjured up. Wow, don’t you love the Lord! He is so classy ~ and so prepared to guide us through the difficult places by simply telling us: “Have no opinion and the greatest blessing you have ever conceived will come to you!”

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