Category: cities

Weekly Word

My weekly word is about cities as people, and how God loves and personally shepherds them. I use San Francisco as an example of knowing a city as a person, and relating to her present by seeing her whole story. I use San Francisco as an example, but the principles apply to every city.

First, we come into His Heart and Mind, and speak to the personhood of this city:

“San Francisco, city of edges and dreams, we wait for your full shining, when you are no longer used, but asked what of your thoughts and feelings, love, as you stand there worshiping again before your God.”

We see from your coastlines the beauty of your entrance, the aperture of your heart. But for so long trampled lady, you offer now, only your fully exposed breasts; and I don’t blame you. But, what of you thoughts and inner feelings, your passion for the weak, to offer your bounty freely to the hungry, rather than having it taken by the next speculator.


Where art thou?

Where’s your art at? What level of maturation. How integrated is it with the rest of your life. We are meant to be becoming one expression. To integrate all parts of ourselves is motivated by wanting to become the full expression God intended us to be. Art brings life to the other aspects of who we are. And those aspects help ground our symbolic lives, keeping them teethered to our core identity.

Jesus wants to be at the core of ourselves, cultivating each part into maturity. The art part is the aspect which symbolizes and expresses core identity. If detached or blocked, it can start attaching to things outside of self, and even become possessed by random spirits. There is no dimension where Jesus is not present. This means we are free to roam into dreamland, into creativity, into imagination and still remain grounded in Him and have intimacy there.

People and cities, and nations have creative lives. Cultural expressions are collective symbols of the core identity of a place or people.This life is at various stages of maturation. Some cities have very underdeveloped creative lives. Other’s are detached and no longer expressing the true identity of that city.

To unblock and nurture our creative lives is to be part of mending ourselves and our cities. It is to be caught up in God’s restorational work. Behold, God is one, and He is making us one as well. Bringing “home” our creativity and integrating it with other aspects of our lives is part of this restorational process. It is then part of His Kingdom coming on earth as it is in heaven. So where’s your art at?

Often artist have a developed symbolizer, but it is not integrated with other aspects of their lives. Often “non-artist” have a blocked or immature creative life. Often from voices of judgement, or not being validated or encouraged to develop their creativity.

Either way, Jesus comes into the center of our lives and beckons all the aspects of who we are us back home! He draws us into His Creativity and cultivates and matures our imaginations. He wants to shepard each aspect of who we are and grow each part into His fullest expression. We are allowing Him to convert the entire self, when we come to Him, and if there are aspects which He is not allowed to touch, we block His conversion process within us.

He wants to dialogue with our imaginations, our physical bodies as well as our thought life. He wants to reattach symbols and ideas, images and thoughts. He wants to make us one for His own enjoyment, and ours! May we become His poems pronounced clearly and ecstatically into His Universe!

Vision for New Orleans

I saw Jesus with a construction hat on gathering men, then locking arms and walking towards New Orleans in a straight line. On the backs of the people’s jackets were names of church denominations. In Unity with arms bound. They were walking like a wall in a line, side by side. I got the word “flat liners”, and immediately realized that these were salty folks, or workers–like flat footed. This is to combat the spirits there which are wispy and foggy. These men were like sturdy bridges, and would not be turned back. They were coming in a support line from Texas.

I saw Jesus motion for support in two directions–one Texas, and the other the other southern states. So that two clear lines of support were coming into New Orleans–both coming in lines not to encircle but to wall. For I then saw a circle of witches praying over the ashes of the city to keep them death stinchy. And I saw how these two lines of solidity would combat that circle. It was as if the circle of evil were praying to keep death adn cunfusion on the city, but God was bringing in clear lines of clarifying support.

I then felt the need to pray for real clarity to be released over the minds of all leader dealing with this event-as there is so much confusion and witchcraft hovering over it.

I felt that New Orleans would be given a New Order (N.O.) I then saw the angelic darting into the dark water, which I heard were very cursed and deathy. The waters themselves were so murky and pestilent that people could not cleanse them. I felt that only true worship could clarify these waters, and that the church was being asked to worship in order to cleanse the waters of this region.

Unification is needed to overcome. I saw three main lines of fiscal support in terms of management–the Federal Government; the Red Cross; and The Church.

In short, the wispy murky spiritual environment would be met by the solidity of His People, and their prayers. I felt the need for saltiness or groundedness in combating the spiritual clime over new Orleans. It is witchcraft mainly, but a very dark and cloudy version. I has a mixture of Vodoo (which has cast spells on the waters there) as well, and death and blood.

I felt that the waters would be clarified by worship as I said, but also I saw coming up from the waters a purple heart. I felt this had to do with the future of the city, and something available to those who would spiritually serve there–either in prayer or physically.

The Texas church was enabled to lock arms and head down as one long strong line! The two primary lines of support came from texas and the other from the other southern states to the east of the city.

At the end of this vision, I kept hearing Jesus yelling out things He needs: 3 construction crews to repair roads all the way down to the city; all sort of tools; pliers, gaskets, machines, bags, trucks etc Very practical needs!

I also felt a great harvest will be brought out of this event. That the fields are ready for true life to come in and bring fruit that will last.



Clarity for all leaders involved

God would raise up real worship to purify the waters there

Unification between denominations so we can work as one church Body (The Body of Christ!)

That the dark spiritual environment would not confuse the labourers, so they can bring help with great clarity and compassion. (We have seen the confusion around many of the media there, and others who have gone into the spiritual atmosphere that is there)

That the hope that this event will actually bring great and needed change in America at large and that His Body might take up its leadership role in aiding this tragedy.

That our president would have great clarity around how to release help, and for his spiritual protection.

That the New Orleans mayor would have peace in his heart and head as he has seen and felt so much suffering over the past week.

As well as for mayors and leaders in the states effected most by this event.

Already, most of the churches here have opened their doors and are receiving refuges. In our neighborhood, the largest church nearby is said to be receiving 1500 people this week. Pray that the church would lead in showing the heart of Christ in this dark part of this event. In Houston, several megachurches are opening their facilities to refuges, and are also opening homes and resources. This is an hour of great potential unification in the Body here in America!

We also see the issues of materialism and racism are being addressed and brought into the light through this tragedy. Pray that we have the guts to deal with both of these as the church, and then as a nation!