It has been quite a while since I (Yvonne) have written a blog post for our team. I have been pressing in for months now for the grace but now is the time! Since January, I have been reflecting on what has happened (and is happening). The Lord has had me focus surprisingly on a deeper understanding of times and seasons as well as the power, purpose and function of alignment.
As I wrote in a previous blog post, at the beginning of 2018, I had an open vision of angels with blue-colored sashes blowing trumpets in our city. I had a sense that I had stepped back into Revolutionary War times and that I was standing in a General’s tent where strategies were being forged on how to take the city. Fast-forward to the end of 2018, I was prompted by the Lord to write a book about these key prophetic encounters that have been transpiring over the last 30 years as they have been tied to Awakening, Harvest and City Transformation. The reason—He was about to do it again!
Passover to Pentecost 2019
What you would not have known is that I actually finished the book and sent it off to the publishing company during Passover 2019 (5779). A few days thereafter, I heard the Lord “summon me to Pentecost.” It took me a few more days to realize that the celebration He wanted me to attend was actually being held in Jerusalem.
I (Yvonne) had an open vision at the beginning of January 2018 of angels with blue sashes blowing trumpets over and in Uptown Charlotte. At the end of that vision, I heard “Ride the Wind!” (More about the vision.)
After our two weekend outings to Dare and Onslow Counties, we literally rode the wind to Fairfax County, VA on March 2nd to honor one of our team members plus our founding fathers – George Washington and George Mason. We departed Charlotte on the day of Billy Graham’s funeral and there was a strong Nor’easter that blew through Charlotte and up through the Eastern states. We stopped half way on our journey to rest and then ventured forward to worship and pray over this historic area in a Jewish Community Center.
Later that month, we also were blessed to return to The Upper Room Coffeehouse in Statesville (Iredell County) on St. Patrick’s day. (We are returning again on Saturday, February 16th – if you are in the area, please join us!)
We then traveled onto His Gates International (John & Camrin Harris) in Western North Carolina to celebrate Passover and to join forces to prophetically and prayerfully walk the land.
Then in May, we were able to honor our military once again.
Responding to the Vision
But, in addition to our normal Strategic Prayer Outings and E4M Equipping Services, we purposed to specifically and directly respond to the angelic visitation over our city.
Two major outreach clusters were planned and executed.
Kids Praise in the Park and Relationship Building Activities – see page 2
Releasing Joy in Our City – Outdoor Worship & Prayer Watch, Romare Bearden Park (and the various Equipping activities) – see page 3
Also, on p. 4, check out a brief update of some signposts the Lord planted in 2018 for what lies ahead!
As we are at this crossroad between 2017 and 2018, we acknowledge our God’s (Father, Son and Holy Spirit’s) covenantal love towards us and our great daily need for His Presence, His revelation, His voice, His grace, His shalom, and His strength. We also extend our gratitude to Chuck Pierce, Global Spheres and Glory of Zionfor their apostolic-prophetic-intercessory covering.
We submit afresh to our call to “Worship~Prayer~Outreach” not only to the nations but to our city, our territory and our own nation. We decree and declare that we will obey His Word and Holy Spirit, will walk through the gates and open double door of His promises, and with His help and that of His angel armies, we will do our part to defeat the devil and change the world!
“I want you to worship Me county by county throughout the Carolinas and Eastern TN for I have given you authority to usher in My Presence and release My Angel Armies!”
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens And by His power He directed the south wind.
For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name
When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”
Releasing the Lord’s Presence, Peace, Power & Authority
During Martin Luther King weekend, our team did a combined Worship Gathering/Strategic Prayer Outing in Wake & Durham counties.
In the preceding months there had been a good amount of contention over the Governor’s race which had centered on these two counties. Wake County is home to NC’s State Capitol and Durham County had some alleged voting mishaps. A lot of the battle for the Governor’s race centered on the transgender debates sparked by the City of Charlotte’s bathroom ordinance. There was response from even outside of NC, both nationally and internationally. So we wanted to place the Lord’s Crowned Sword in these counties and decree that Jesus is Lord over our Cities, Counties and State; and that it is His Truth, His Love, His Governance that will ultimately prevail. Not by might, not by power but by His Spirit (Zech. 4:6-7).Continue reading January 2017 – Releasing Fresh Dew from Past Glory – Wake & Durham Counties→
7 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.[a]2 And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house. … 12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
God, Country, Family!
Rowan County is representative of the heartbeat of America. It is a place where you can truly sense the importance of God, country and family. When you drive through it, there is an aspect of the Lord’s glory there in the quietness and beauty of the countryside. They still hold wonderful Fourth of July parades, and even have a town called Faith. Continue reading November 2016 – Wind & Fire Blowing – Rowan County, NC→
During a visit with friends John & Camrin Harris of His Gates, I (Yvonne) had a great time of fellowship with several of their leaders. As a result of their prayers and prophecies, “This Is That: Makin’ It Plain”a social media outreach of E4M was birthed and my face was set towards Fayetteville based on this word from John:
“I see three shovels in the ground digging out a well at the place in the earth where there is like an old river bed and the ground is stony – those wielding the shovels are taking the dirt out to re-dig the well. It looks like the Eastern part of the state. And they were bringing up big shovelfuls and they were bringing it up in perfect unison. I have built houses all over the state, every part of the state has a different color dirt – it looks like Fayetteville and East …“
We asked a friend living in the area for a recommended place to pray in Rock Hill which is the largest city in York County and is nicknamed as The Gateway to South Carolina; she suggested Winthrop University. After seeking the Lord, that bore witness to my spirit, so we proceeded.