Little Miracles Make Wonderful Todays

As I was praying on Periscope with everyone, the Lord reminded me of how important today is, especially in light of the Scripture: “To day if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.”
Wow! God really expects us to hear Him when He speaks, “Today”. Whatever day it is that you are reading this blog, it is your “Today” and it is no accident that you are reading this sentence because God wants to speak to you today.
The ever-present day you are in right now is extremely vital to God. The Lord does not like to be put on hold when He calls you. Now let me get back to today, when I had just finished my Periscope Prayer. I was walking down a beautiful city street with my family and very close friends, when I noticed a store owner was just flipping his sign to “Closed”. When he saw me, he flipped the sign back to “Open”.
The Lord whispered to me in the gentlest voice, “Take his offer.” I walked up to the door where the store owner was waiting. After a short joyful greeting, he was joined by a beautiful young lady that I assumed was his companion. I felt that slight whisper from the voice of God, “Bless them.” I explained that I was a pastor and I felt that I should bless them. They immediately closed their eyes, grabbed each other’s hands, and I prayed a simple blessing upon them. Then I quickly rushed down the street to join my family who was now about a half a block ahead of me.
But with each step that I made away from the couple, the Lord kept whispering to me, “You must go back. The gentleman has a great opportunity that is about to be presented to him. Tell him about it, and say to the couple it would please Me if they were married.” I immediately turned around and headed back to the store. As I walked back, I remembered the Scripture we were praying on Periscope today about not hardening the heart.
I knew I must give this message to this couple, no matter how difficult it was for me. I knew nothing about them; I didn’t even know if they liked each other or maybe they were married or maybe… A thousand scenarios were bombarding my mind like darts of the enemy, giving me layers and layers of excuses to turn around and join my family. But I headed into the store, desperately wanting to obey the voice of God.
The store’s front door was wide open, so I stepped inside. It was empty! But then I saw the back of the gentleman in a doorway. He looked at me and then rushed to my side and said, “Oh, Pastor, please come here, she’s crying.” The young lady walked out of the room with tears flowing down her face and she said, “I’m not sad. I am happy for the blessing that you gave us. It meant so much that I can’t quit crying!”
I grabbed both of their hands and shared the message the Lord had given to me. They explained they have been together for three years, but had not been married because they were afraid. He was Jewish, raised in Israel, and she was a strong Christian, raised Episcopalian. To my surprise, he told us he had worked for 15 years in downtown San Francisco, and I had bought cameras at his shop on Grant Street! This was obviously no coincidence. It was definitely a divine appointment by God.
Then my daughter Rocki came running to the shop door and exclaimed, “Dad! Everybody’s waiting for you.”
The young lady turned to Rocki and said, “Your dad has been praying with us.”
Rocki replied in a voice that had the Spirit of prayer in it already, “Oh! That is so important.”
The couple immediately agreed that they would be working on their plans to get married, and we all hugged. Rocki and I walked to join our family rejoicing in the little miracle that made a wonderful “Today”.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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The Achilles’ Heel of False Expectations, Parts One & Two

PART ONE

The Apostle Paul said “faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.” Expecting something from God is the basis of our Christian faith. But in living in the realm of expectancy, I have also discovered the work of patience in my life. James taught us that patience has a perfect work in us if we will let her do her job efficiently. What patience does in us is so effective, it can even clean out false expectations.
Last Sunday, God began to speak to my family at our morning breakfast table about how dangerous false expectations could be in our lives. We all recalled the promises the Lord had spoken to each one of us, including reassuring us that my daughter Misty would be alright despite her current health situation. We relied on God’s promises during the battle for her very life, and the only expectation we had was that she was going to be healed. Yet we had no clue as to how that would happen.
Before our time in Italy, I dreamt I went through a series of doors, with each one getting smaller and smaller. Finally, when I came to a very small door, a door that I would have to squeeze through, I became claustrophobic in my sleep and said out loud, “God, I can’t do it! I’m getting claustrophobic!” After telling my family & the prophet Vello Vaim the dream at the breakfast table the next morning, my son, Sunny, walked into the room, having just come from an early morning service. He told us that the pastor had just told an unusual story about a dream he had that night. In the dream the pastor said that he had to keep going through smaller and smaller doors until he came to the last one, which he could barely squeeze through. But when the pastor squeezed through the tiny door, suddenly he was sitting at a table drinking tea with his favorite minister and his wife.
As I listened to my son, I thought, “Oh my Lord, if this pastor in Sweden can go through the small door, I repent, Lord, as surely I can squeeze through it. I just didn’t know that there would be a reward on the other side of the door!” This dream was important because it caused my family to have proper expectations, and I knew that a test was coming which would dramatically squeeze me.
A few months later when we arrived in Rome, Italy, my daughter Misty became very ill. When Sunny and Rocki asked me to call an ambulance, I went and asked the Lord if I should. The Lord said, “Yes. Misty is going to be alright. I have two doctors prepared for her and they will know exactly what her problem is.”
At that point, I had absolutely zero expectations of how her healing would happen. If you would’ve asked me at that moment, “What do you think is going to happen to your daughter?” I would have said, “The ambulance will rush my daughter to the hospital and they will find out exactly what is wrong with her, give her some medicine, and she will be OK.”
But that’s not what happened at all. I clearly had no preconceived ideas, and no false expectations, so there was nothing that satan could attack me with to weaken my faith in any way. The only thing I expected was what God had already told me, that she would be alright. What happened to Misty was completely unexpected, but the events did not discourage me because I didn’t have any false expectations.
A woman who is pregnant has expectations of giving birth, but she doesn’t know what the child is going to look or be like. The mother doesn’t know if the child will look more like her, or her husband; or how tall or how short it will be. There are countless possibilities and expectations which could be speculated, but pre-guessing all of the potential variables and creating false expectations only leads to disappointment.
In ancient Greece, Achilles had a great reputation of being the best warrior on the battlefield. it did not matter that he was a part of the army that used a Trojan horse to take over the city. During this famous battle a random arrow was shot by an enemy archer and it struck him in his heel. Even the smallest wound can lead to the defeat of a great warrior. We must be careful that we do not create preconceived expectations, for they could become our Achilles’ heel. They may not align with the will of God for our life.
The only protection from this error is to make sure that you only expect what the Lord Himself has promised you, and not how it will happen. This promise should be made through dreams, visions, words from prophets that are confirmed out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, and most of all the honest integrity of discernment within your heart to know that which is truly from God. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
When God spoke to me before the Super Bowl last week, I knew not to have any expectations of the final score. So when I watched the Super Bowl I spoke the words from Jesus’ prayer, “Not My will but Your will be done.” God had a message for me and for the Christians of San Francisco in the game. God is going to bless us Christians that have been faithfully praying and seeking God for San Francisco. I’ll continue more on this next week. Keep praying with us on Periscope.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

PART TWO

Last week, I wrote about how important it is not to create preconceived expectations, for they can become our Achilles’ heel. Knowing that false expectations do not align with the will of God in our lives helps us to make sure you only expect what the Lord Himself has promised you, and not how it will happen. God’s promises can be made through dreams, visions, and words from prophets that are confirmed out of the mouth of two or three witnesses. Most of all, the honest integrity of discernment within your heart to know that which is truly from God is vital.
Let me go back to the story about my daughter Misty in Rome. Throughout every detail of her medical ordeal, my expectation was simply based on the word of God. The Lord had told me, “Misty is going to be alright.” We would not confess that which our eyes saw, but we just kept repeating the word of God to everyone ~ including ourselves! When we got to the hospital all I would say to the doctors, even when they told me of her death, was the word we had received from God, “Misty is going to be alright.” I could not expect anything beyond what God had given us, and I also knew that in such a spiritual battle it was important that I only speak what the Lord had said about the situation. But the situation became more difficult as the days progressed. Although her heart was beating with medical help, and she was alive, she was in a coma. Multiple doctors began to prepare me for the worst: a daughter that would wake up never being able to walk or talk again.
Each day as doctors described horrible scenarios about Misty, I still kept my expectations upon the word of God in my heart and spirit, “Misty is going to be alright.” This battle went on for three weeks. On the third weekend the doctor came running to me through the hospital corridors and said, “Mr. Gazowsky! Mr. Gazowsky! Come and help us!”
When I ran into Misty’s room she was screaming at the top of her lungs, “I’m so happy! I’m so happy! I’m so happy! Daddy, I can’t thank Jesus enough. I don’t even know how to thank Him! I’m so happy!!” As I told the Italian nurses and doctors what she was truly saying, they all began to clap and laugh, and we all rejoiced in the ICU unit. The faith we experienced was so pure and solid. Because it had not been based upon false expectations, we had no disappointments or Achilles’-heel type wounds.
As you can see by this example, false expectations can be dangerous and can blind you from seeing the full glory of a miracle. If I would’ve expected my daughter Misty to be healed instantly, while waiting for her recovery I would’ve been tortured and discouraged with a pounding from the enemy camp. But because I had no false expectations of anything, any sign of the slightest improvement in her condition built our faith like a strong fortress.
Each day I saw my daughter Misty lying in the hospital with all of those machines keeping her alive, and she would twitch her finger or move her foot ~ I would rejoice because I knew she was recovering. I knew things were getting better even if the improvements were in small little increments. One day I walked into Misty’s room singing an old gospel tune. I heard her make crackling sounds out of her breathing tube that were in time with the music I was singing! Oh man! I rejoiced like we had just won the Super Bowl.
Which brings me back to Super Bowl Sunday… If you remember last week, God spoke to me before the Super Bowl. Winning a championship is something that San Francisco has not done in a long time. I was wondering what the results of this game would signal in the Spirit, but I also knew not to have any expectations of the end result. So when I watched the Super Bowl I spoke the words from Jesus’ prayer, “Not My will but Your will be done.”
As the game began, San Francisco was winning. Through the majority of the Super Bowl game, San Francisco was the winning team. Suddenly, in the last seven minutes of the game, everything changed. Kansas City’s victory was stunning. When the Chiefs won, I knew it was totally the will of God; He loves last-minute finishes. And in this game, God had a message was for me and for the Christians of San Francisco.
There were several different responses in our family to the outcome of the game. I prayed, “Lord, please show me what Your message is.” The Lord spoke to me and said, “Did not I show you two weeks ago that when My hammer comes down, it is judgment and blessing simultaneously? The left hand is for judgment and the right hand is for blessing.”
God is going to bless the Christians that have been faithfully praying and seeking God in, and for, San Francisco. At the same time, He is going to judge our city publicly for the sins it has committed. Afterward, God immediately commanded me to go and do a simple prophetic act. The result of this act of obedience will affect us in the future. God bless you, and get ready for His blessings which are coming upon us all!
After writing this blog and drifting off to sleep, the Lord spoke to me in a dream and said, “Do you remember what I had you pray on Periscope, the Sunday morning before the Super Bowl game?” Go to the February 2nd Periscope to hear what we prayed, or click the link below. Be sure to watch and pray with us!
Sent in Love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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A Huge Net Over The Earth

As I was preparing to pray on Periscope today, the Lord gave me a vision of a huge net of oppression and condemnation covering the poor people of the earth and putting them in bondage. This net covered every nation, every race, and every island. No people were free from this net. The Lord then said to me, “In your eyes it looks complicated, and it is actually very intricate and complicated to remove the net. But I AM the Lord, and I will do the impossible. This net will be removed and will be gone, if the faithful will do the simple things I tell them to do.”
I was reminded of the series of events which occurred in the last month that resulted in a synchronization between prophetic acts and world events. In December 2019, I saw a vision of a blanket being placed upon the Middle East. As I prayed, I saw explosions occurring underneath the blanket. I realized the fire of war was being lit, and God was using the blanket to put this fire out. As I prayed about the vision live on Periscope the Lord spoke to me that each of the intercessors praying with me should join in doing a prophetic act of simply placing an extra blanket upon their bed that night.
I knew heaven would respond when the intercessors prophetic obedience was complete, and that God would use the blanket to extinguish the fire of war in the Middle East. Early the next morning I woke up and looked down at the blanket that was upon our bed, and saw a vision of explosions and smoke coming through the blanket in multiple areas. After an hour of prayer I went back to sleep, and woke up with the Sunday morning news reporting that five major strongholds of terrorist groups in the Middle East had been destroyed during the night by U.S. drone strikes!
I realize now how significant the simple prophetic act was to world events that were occurring. A few days later, I saw another vision of a dragon rising out of the same area in the Middle East, and it was getting ready to blow huge fires to start World War III. The Lord then told me that whenever this dragon appeared on any news medium ~ from the Internet, newspapers, or television ~ the intercessors should blow out of their mouths to destroy the dragon. When I did this act, I was amazed, as instantly this terrible-looking dragon began to burn and shrivel up, like a piece of confetti paper, and became nothing. At the same time we prayed this prayer publicly on Periscope, the United States killed the dragon and its head was cut off.
Now back to today’s vision: I was preparing for this latest Periscope broadcast and was walking through a remote forest. I came to the place where God had asked me to pray with all of you previously on Periscope. The Lord showed me the dragon was actually from another country, and was being recruited to take up again the battle of war. This dragon was going to reinforce the net of oppression and condemnation that was held upon the people in that area. As you can imagine, this vision had many complex implications, but the solution was very simple. God wants us to pray that this massive net is removed from the nations of the earth. I see that in the process of preparing for oppression and condemnation to be removed, our prayers will cause this huge net to actually be dissolved.
I cried out in intercession, saying, “Lord how can this be done?” The Lord replied, “It’s simple. Tell the intercessors to take a small cup of water, put the water in their mouths and spit it out. When they do this simple prophetic act, all condemnation hanging above their self, family, city, state, and nation will be removed, and the net will be dissolved.” So there you go! It’s a simple action God wants us to do. Now it’s your turn! If you have the faith, and believe these words are true, then do it. God will respond and remove the net.
Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky
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The Dream of the Church and Her Golden Cobblestone Pathway

On January 15 I had this incredible dream that was linked to many other dreams and words from the Lord given to me by the prophets of God:

A mother and her kids were sitting at a table waiting to be served. When a waiter walked by carrying a tray of beers to the next table, she thought, “Oh no, we are in a bar!” She then looked out the window and some chipmunks began throwing nuts on her car. She thought they were going to damage the vehicle, so she was going to move to a different parking space ~ but decided to stay and eat at the restaurant because she realized it was a normal place where hamburgers were served. She remained seated at the table while she waited for the waiter that was going to serve them their food.

When I woke up from the dream, I dismissed it as silly. But as I prayed, I remembered my other dreams which had profound meanings and I just had to wait to understand them. I decided to go back to sleep…

I saw the lady again, still waiting at the table of the restaurant. She watched as the floor of the restaurant turned into bricks of gold leading out the front door! Her children became excited and no longer desired to eat, but wanted to follow the golden bricks outside the restaurant! Somehow the mother realized the gold bricks would soon disappear and the floor would become tile again if she didn’t follow after her children. So she joined the children on the golden bricks out the front door of the restaurant. (I knew the woman always had to stay with her children in order for all of them to survive!) I believe the lady is a metaphor of the leadership in the Body of Christ, and the children are the congregation that has been placed under the leadership.

As the mother and her children continued walking along the Golden-Bricked Road, the mother noticed a cloud over their heads. When they came to a fork in the road, they discovered that they had the money to purchase, invest, or bless anything ~ as long as they stayed on the golden bricks. The children made the connection between the bricks underneath their feet and the success they were having, but only the mother knew that the bricks remained golden as long as the cloud was above them.

Whatever the family members did, at the moment the cloud was above them the road turned golden and everything began to multiply as they became more blessed. There were many people that saw the miracle of their prosperity and attempted to copy it. But as soon as they left the fork in the road, everything turned back to reality. Those who tried to follow their path and repeat their actions would ring that everything became just normal transactions with no golden blessings upon them.

The mother (and her children who were now more mature) were the only ones that could see the cloud turning the road into gold at the moment they stepped upon it. Only they knew that they must follow the cloud, not the Golden Road, because the cloud was what made the road golden. The glory that the children and the mother were able to see in the cloud could only happen if they stayed together.

Sometimes the cloud would become a fire cloud at night, so they could see how to make connections, purchases, and decisions even in the darkest places. But it was still the fire cloud that turned the road into gold, not the Golden Road by itself. The light that the fire cloud provided by night was so bright, they could see the smallest detail between the bricks of gold in the road, and even the smallest weed that was exposed to the light. Their transactions were completely safe because they knew through prayer these weeds would be removed by angels.

When I woke up and prayed in contemplation of this great dream, I concluded that we really must always keep the mother with the children, and the children and mother must always keep their sights on the cloud by day and the fire by night. Then, as I meditated on what the cloud and fire were, I realized it was the face of God and only in His face can we see and be directed by the look of His eye. “You have ravished My heart With one look of your eyes.” Then I remembered the vision God gave me on New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight.

As Timothy Snodgrass and I did a Periscope broadcast together, Jesus appeared with His back to me, as He held the edge of His garment up to His mouth. Then He slowly turned to me and said, “Richard, look at My face.” While I looked at His face I could sense that His hand was dropping, as He opened His garment and let out incredible blessings, gifts, and healings ~ but my eyes could not be diverted from His face.

Look to Christ’s face daily in prayer. In His eyes you can see His direction ~ the same direction that can only be seen on the road when it was turned into gold.

Yesterday, I dreamed I was in a boardroom writing the first sentence of our corporate foundation: “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” When I woke up, I received this prophecy from an Irish prophet: “I AM setting you apart and anointing you for Royal Service. It is your Inauguration Day.” I have seen the Golden Brick Road in the Spirit!

I also remembered receiving an email from a prophet in Sweden that same day, and he saw a door opening before him and closing behind him. This seems to be a confirmation of the character of the Golden Brick Road ~ it appears before you and then closes behind you.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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How Prophetic Acts Work

Note: For the last 3 1/2 years my family has been praying for America and the nations. The following story has to do with current events in the news, and it’s important to mention that we do not have opinions about these world events. I am concerned that Heaven’s will is done, which is beyond our human understanding.
A prophetic act is something you do because the Lord has instructed you to do it. Your simple obedience to His word in doing the action causes things to happen in the world around you. Prophetic acts are found throughout many stories in the Bible. For example, God told Joshua to march around the city once with all the armed men for six days. On the seventh day, they were to march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing ram’s horns. After a long blast on the trumpets, the whole army was instructed to shout. Miraculously the walls of Jericho fell down, giving  them 100% access to the city.
More examples of this divine interaction between man and God are in the New Testament. As Jesus commanded people to do simple things, great miracles happened; like when the blind man was told (after Jesus put mud on his eyes) to go wash in the pool of Salome and his eyes would be opened. The man did that simple action in obedience, and the miracle occurred because of that “prophetic act”.
Here is a current example of how this still works. On Saturday, December 28, 2019, while we were praying with intercessors live on Periscope, the Lord showed me a large blanket being put across the Middle East. This blanket was very powerful because it was going to soak up the fire of the war that satan was trying to rage in the Middle East. Watch the December 28 Periscope to see the actual prayer I was praying that day when you can.
As we continued to pray, the Lord spoke to me to instruct intercessors on Periscope, as a prophetic act, to put an extra blanket upon their beds that night before they went to sleep. God only knew what Heaven’s response would be to this simple prophetic  act done in obedience to God‘s word.
One of the faithful intercessors was shocked when she heard this word because her husband, who does not watch Periscope, had actually told her that morning, “Honey, I think we should put an extra blanket on our bed today.” When she heard this prayer on Periscope she knew it was a confirmation. That night, everyone in our family put an extra blanket on their beds.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, December 29th (by the way, this was the precise two-year anniversary of my daughter Misty’s death and resurrection in Rome, Italy) I woke up and looked down at the blanket that was upon our bed, and saw a vision of explosions and smoke coming through the blanket in multiple areas. After an hour of prayer, I went back to sleep and woke up with the Sunday morning news reporting that five major strongholds of terrorist groups in the Middle East had been destroyed during the night by U.S. drone strikes!
As we have entered into the new year of 2020, the news is declaring World War III is about to be launched in the Middle East. We continue to pray with intercessors on Periscope that the work of the blankets is completed. On January 8, I had another vision while praying on Periscope. This one was of a huge dragon that rose out of the Middle East and was puffing up it’s chest with fluid fire blowing out of it’s mouth, causing the fire of war to explode. As I looked at this vision I said in my spirit, “What should I do, God?”
The Lord then whispered to me, “Blow air out of your mouth at the television screen, newspaper, radio, and any other media sources that speak the words of that “dragon”. Immediately in my prayer I did this simple act and blew air at the vision I saw. I was amazed as instantly this terrible-looking dragon began to burn up and shrivel like a piece of confetti paper, and became nothing. It didn’t even leave any smoke residue! I realized that this was a prophetic act that was simple, yet powerful. I shared the simple obedience of doing the Lord‘s will with the intercessors who were praying on Periscope that day. Replay it when you can!
Breaking stories are all over the news and you can make the connections yourself. Prophetic acts like these are very fuzzy; Heaven is only asking for our permission for these events to change. I do want to increase your faith in the power of prayer. Though I don’t hold the office of a prophet, I am a pastor and an intercessor. The gift of prophecy operates through us, and the only way we can test whether it is of God, is if we declare an event before it actually happens. I mentioned the Periscope videos so you can see all of the events which were spoken to us by the Lord through prayer before the events occurred in the news.
The December 29th vision happened precisely on the two-year anniversary of my daughter Misty’s death and resurrection in Rome. This miracle dramatically changed all five members of our immediate family. We personally witnessed God completely healing Misty. We learned through that physical experience, the importance of obedience to God‘s simple instructions.
I am praying that each of you who are intercessors will take time to rehearse and remember the incredible miracles that are happening right before our eyes, and God’s ability to extinguish the fires of war. May your faith be increased to a level that leads you into perfect obedience to His voice, and also to a place where you will not listen to any other voice but that of the Good Shepherd.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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The Christmas Gift of a Miracle

After a long day of travel on the highway, I walked into the restaurant at the hotel where we would be staying. I wanted to reserve a table for five so all of my family could share a nice evening meal, talking together about the joys of this Christmas season. After entering the restaurant, I was approached by a worker who usually worked in the back part of the kitchen.
“Pastor,” he said, “I’ve been waiting for the right time to tell you what has happened. Over the last few years I have seen you and thought about approaching you, but it didn’t seem to be the right time.”

I could tell by his quiet tone that it was hard for him to come right out with what he was about to share. I asked him to continue.

He began to elaborate, “You said my wife and I were going to have a child. Because of that, my wife I went to a fertility clinic to have a baby and the doctors discovered that my wife had cancer. But the wonderful thing is, they caught it at the right time. She had a short operation and she is now completely cancer free and will live a long life! The timing of the surgery saved her life. The amazing part of the story is that going through this process brought us to the decision to adopt a child. A little baby boy was brought to us and we knew immediately he was a perfect match for us. My wife has fallen in love with this little boy, and every day she is the happiest woman in the world, and I look forward to going home to see both of them. Thank you, pastor, for letting me tell this incredible story. Because of God‘s word, cancer is out of my wife’s life. Our little boy we love so much, is now in it.” He joyfully went on to say that it was two miracles in one!

My family came inside the restaurant at the tail end of the story. As we sat down for the dinner, I told every detail. We then understood how Christmas is for reliving gifts from God that fix things which are broken ~ to give us all a bright future as He did with this gentleman’s family!

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Seeing the Miracle of God’s . Complete Provision

Every day when I wake up, my conscious thoughts lead to God and His provision that is waiting for me. It’s best to describe these early morning thoughts as the beginning of today’s adventure. Seeing every day as an adventure is the finest way to squeeze all of the joy out of every moment of life that you live. But this truth is especially prevalent when you add to it the gift of the Spirit called, “long-suffering”. For some, it might have a slight bitter taste, but it is a fruit of the Spirit.

In most cases, we don’t realize how valuable the gift of the long-suffering is. It was through long-suffering that Jesus learned obedience. And all of us should understand that obedience is such an important attribute when it comes to your relationship with God. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” Obedience brings me to the rewards of patience that James talks about when he says, “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”

The amazing part of this consideration is that the goal of patience is to make sure each one of us lacks absolutely nothing in our daily provision. But wait a minute, the Bible gives further insight. It says, “Let patience have her (a female pronoun) perfect work that you may be perfect and entire.” And to make this gift even more special, it leaves you wanting nothing! What I have come to know is that it cures all of our desires of needing more ~ that sense of lacking something many of us feel. In other words, patience leads to complete life satisfaction. Wow! What a treasure this life is. Look upon today as a day adventure into God’s wonder of provision!

Sent in love,

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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God’s Time Privilege

In the study of God’s ways, one of the basic principles commonly missed by people in power is that “only God knows” the timing of when an event will happen. God’s timing is His privilege.  Jesus put it this way, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.” At first, I thought that Jesus was only talking exclusively about His second coming. As I had more experience concerning God’s prophetic word and waiting for events to occur, I began to realize the truth in the second part of Jesus’ words: “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”

This is the divine privilege for anything God is about to deliver to us. Wow! Take a moment and realize how awesome it is that God chooses, with His divine privilege, the appropriate time to deliver His gifts to you. If you have conjured up false expectations about what you think God is getting ready to do, prepare to have some frustration released! 

This is why Jesus shared this parable: “For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, ‘Watch.’”

To understand this Scripture correctly you need to look at it as if Amazon is telling you how it’s going to deliver a package to your house. It’s going to deliver it “like a thief” when you least expect it! 

We are in a time of God’s divine outpouring of blessing. After King Saul had been in power for two years, that period had put him in a position of arrogance, not humility. When Samuel, the prophet of God, told the king that he would meet him in seven days and sacrifice before Israel went to battle against the Philistines, King Saul had forgot that God reserves the divine privilege when it comes to the timing of events. Samuel was late, seven days had gone by, and Israel’s army was getting discouraged and leaving. King Saul decided to take matters into his own hands because God did not meet his expectations. Little did he know that his actions would seriously cross God’s divine privilege. God may not meet your expectations, but His blessings will come as a thief in the night when you least expect it!

For years I have watched my daughter Misty Dejavu Gazowsky plagued with a disconcerting physical problem. The Lord had spoken to me two very clear times that He was going to heal her, but of course He did not tell me when. Then, unbeknownst to me, He prepared me for the event of a lifetime. At the time, I didn’t know what He was preparing me for. First, God gave me a dream where I was passing through a room with a small door, into a room with an even smaller door ~ and then into a room with a door so small that I was barely able to squeeze through it! Suddenly I woke up and said out loud in my bed, “I can’t take it! The claustrophobia is too much for me!”

My family and I were staying with Prophet Vello Viam in Sweden. In the morning, I went downstairs to Vello‘s kitchen and shared the dream. The main point was the  claustrophobic fear of going through that small door. It was just freaky! Then my son Sunny came in from visiting a church in Sweden and said their pastor had shared a dream that he was going into smaller and smaller rooms, and had to pass through doors until he came to the last one which he had to squeeze through and barely made it. But on the other side was a very important American preacher and they sat down and had tea together. 

As I sat there listening to my son tell the story, I was embarrassed and I said in my heart, “Lord, I am so sorry. If this Swedish pastor can make it through that smallest door, I can make it too!” I repented, “Please give me another chance and I’ll squeeze through the door.”

The very next night, I had a shocking dream. I was looking at a door, which had a keyhole in it, and suddenly I saw myself squeezing through the keyhole like a tube of toothpaste! I even saw my eyeballs pop through to the other side! I laughed in the dream because I knew I could squeeze through .Little did I know, God was preparing me for my daughter Misty’s healing.

God had promised our family Misty would be healed, and she even had seen an angel touch two spots in her tummy to bring healing. When my children Rocki and Sonny rushed into my room to tell me what danger their sister was in, I knew I had to call an ambulance. But I had promised God I would do nothing unless He told me to do it. My entire family was well aware of this confession and had agreed to stand with me on this point.

I stood in the lobby of this four-star hotel (which happened to be built by an ancient Roman gate in honor of Saint Valentine) and prayed, “God, please tell me what to do.”  As I stood there in the lobby, the Lord spoke to me and said these words, “Misty is going to be alright. There are two doctors at the hospital that know exactly what Misty’s condition is.” When the paramedics went to the fourth floor where Misty was, unbeknownst to me, she passed away as they were moving her to the ambulance! Didn’t I say, timing is God’s divine privilege and He comes as a thief in the night to surprise you with His blessing? 

When we arrived at Holy Spirit Hospital, the doctor said, “Mr. Gazowsky, your daughter is dead.” I replied, “No, she is going to be alright.” The doctor then looked at me with frustration in his eyes and said, this time more urgently, “Mr. Gazowsky, I said your daughter is dead!“ I hung onto God’s promise, and with my strongest determination and faith replied, “No, she’s going to be alright.” The doctor then said for a third time, “Mr. Gazowsky, your daughter is dead!” And again I said, “No, she is going to be all right.” 

This conversation was one of the most important events in our family’s entire history. Like King Saul waited for Samuel the prophet I was waiting for my daughter’s miracle. The doctor was telling me that the battle was lost, but I had the word from God. The doctor had literally been asking me for permission to take my daughter’s body to the morgue, but I wouldn’t give it because I knew she was going to be alright. God knew exactly the right words to put into my mouth at the right moment and at the right time.
This is God’s divine privilege: When God delivers a miracle, it is His divine right to deliver it in His way, in His timing, and through  His method. It is up to us to believe it’s going to happen, even though we don’t know when or how. Misty is in perfect health today. Every day my family rejoices in the wonderful miracle of God‘s healing and resurrection of her body!
You are about to receive the greatest miracles in the history of your family, our church’s ministry, and our nation. Expect the delivery of your miracle to be as a thief in the night! For this is the way of God.
Sent in love,

 

Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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The Perfection of Patience

Our world is being physically turned upside down all around us. For two years in a row the Lord has told me in the summer to pray consistently “Let it snow, let it snow.” It has happened and the weather has been changed. Scripture says, “However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.” Dramatic changes like this come with a price—in the suffering, He prepares you for the change that will occur in your life. Maybe I should stop, and instead of using the word suffering I should use the prophetic word that the prophet Timothy Snodgrass used, “Be comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Even if it is cold.
To be honest with you, there are two things that I am struggling with now— about being completely honest with myself, and in my Intimate and personal relationship to God. This is learning to trust God in all of my financial decisions. I have no plan of my own, not even about how I will handle the most intricate financial decision of the future. I’m talking about 100% listening and trusting God for tomorrow, the next day, and for the future. Meaning, He is truly the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, and everything in between. It’s God’s plan or no plan.
Not having a plan, for someone like myself, a natural leader, is uncomfortable. Oh, but remember the word from the prophet Timothy Snodgrass, “Be comfortable with the uncomfortable.” The uncomfortable emptiness of not having a plan, for my financial decisions, that might be as small as where I eat, is actually making me like Jesus who, “learned obedience by the things He suffered.” In the smallest most intricate way God is teaching us obedience, and doing the work of patience in us. The suffering we endure, is patience at work in us. James put it this way, “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
The second struggle that I am dealing with to reach perfection is much more difficult. It’s about my interaction with my own family. As I’ve prayed about this issue, it literally comes down to my ability to go slower and have patience with others who I greatly love. This is a great struggle in my life. In one part, I am obsessed with seeking God and doing His will. But in the other part, as a leader, I am to be a servant to all who are with me. They are to be on my shoulders, not under my feet. This means I am to listen to every member of my family, to understand what they are saying, and to not interrupt their decisions. This sounds, and is, humbling. These are the true actions of a real leader.
If you would now take a moment and go through God‘s interaction with you and your family, I believe you will discover these attributes are seen in God‘s ways. This “uncomfortableness” we’ve been talking about is the perfection that patience is trying to make in us. If you cut patience off before her complete work is done, you may miss the very thing that will bring you complete happiness in this life. Yes, the blessing God is bringing to us is great. And yes, there are those who will try to steal it from you. But shortening the time of patience does not protect you. It is going through the complete work of patience that protects you from all the attacks the enemy might bring.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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Periscope Prayers

Saturday, December 7
Lord, we love You so much. And we love Your presence, God.
Lord, we want Your presence, God, to be in every thought, every attitude.
Lord, this is necessary.
Yes, stay, stay God! Let Your presence stay with us, God. God, I began to realize this about Your incredible presence: When it comes, You bring attention to Yourself in a way that is so unique. Your presence has a completeness in it. A finishing in it. When I feel Your presence the way I feel right now, I feel like everything is settled, everything is complete. Everything is finished, everything is done.
Lord, I love You, God. I love You, Jesus. Lord, I love You so much. When You come, Lord, You bring an intention. You settle things that need to be settled. And for a minute, our flesh wanders around trying to figure out what is occurring. Then suddenly, our minds open up and we say, “WOW! This is the presence of God.”
Maybe some of us that are praying right now are realizing that God is here. His presence is here.
This is Him.
This is Jesus. This is His visitation to mankind. And that’s what we seek for every day in prayer, Your visitation, God.
Lord, I know what it’s like, to be right here in the presence of the Lord. Every feeling, every emotion is settled and complete, Lord. We thank You for this, God.
Lord, it seems like our watches stop all the time to stand still. Because here is where healing happens. God, I feel You are healing people right now.
I sense Your desire that those pains, those aches, those annoying nuisances that come in our flesh ~ You want to remove them, God.
Lord, we don’t even have to say a word about these nuisances, these pains in our feet, in our legs, in our knees ~ In Jesus’ name they’re gone, they’re gone, they’re gone!
In our minds, in our heads, aches and pains in our back ~ are leaving our bodies right now, Lord, in the presence of God.
May we receive this. May we all believe this.
Believe that God is removing them…
And the doctor will confirm they are gone. Go to the doctor, show yourself. The Lord loves it when You do that.
God, please stay. We don’t want Your presence to go.
We desire the healing You are bringing to us right now. We receive the healing, Hallelujah!
Sent in Love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky

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