The Dove Has Found His Resting Place
Genesis 8:6-12 “So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. 7 Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8 He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. 9 But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself.
10 And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark. 11 Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 12 So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore.”
Holy Spirit The Dove
We know that the Dove represents the Holy Spirit and Reverend King has explained to us that the Raven feeds on carcasses. The Dove can do so much in your life if you allow Him to and give Him pre-eminence. Yet at the same time the Raven, which represents the flesh, is fighting. The Raven went to and fro until the earth was dry. The Raven was waiting for the same thing as the Dove but his attitude was different. The Dove kept on returning to Noah until His task was done and He found a dwelling place. The Raven however never returned once released and was content with the carcasses.
The Rebellious Raven
The Raven’s behaviour can also signify the ways the flesh is trying to make us disloyal to God. If your loyalty to God is not right then your loyalty to earthly leadership will not be right. Breakthrough is hanging upon your loyalty and God’s ability to trust you. The Lord is saying to just let Him do it. He will deal with the flesh as you cannot do it in your own strength.
Noah sent out the Raven but it didn’t come back to its master. What is the Raven in your life? Where have you leaned towards disobedience to God? Your flesh will make you disloyal to God. The scriptures tell us that the Dove initially found no resting place. Then just as Jesus Christ Our Lord established when He came, the Dove was able to find rest.
The Raven also represents offense and distraction that would come forth to distract you from what God is doing. The Holy Spirit is with you to help you go through the fight where you start gravitating towards the dead things in life.
The Holy Spirit Your Guide And Advocate
Your advocate is one that stands for you in court. He is aware you did the crime but He stands in court and fights for your crimes to be expunged. The Holy Spirit doesn’t give up on man easily. He went out three times and on the third time He found His resting place.
He came to strengthen us and empower us to do the will of the Father. He came to fulfil the mission and heart of the Father, to win back lives from the devil. Pastors are giving up on ministry at an alarming rate. They have been betrayed repeatedly and are throwing in the towel. Pray that the Holy Spirit will strengthen your heart. The Holy Spirit gives you the strength to do the ministry and not give up, even when the storm is high.
Picture Jesus in the midst of the storm, sleeping. The water could have awoken Him but it didn’t because He was in a state of rest. He knew the One who resided in Him was greater than any storm. This is why we praise Him in the storm demonstrating that we rely on Him, count on Him and look to Him.
The Dove came back with a freshly plucked olive leaf. That meant that the tree, representing man, was ready. When Jesus came, He came and prepared the way for man to receive that wonderful Comforter.
Today the Comforter is here to comfort you and strengthen you, not to give up on your ministry or on waiting for your marriage. You may feel like you have waited so long but the Comforter can still do it in your life.
Holy Spirit Dwells With Us
Where the scripture in Genesis 8 says that the dove returned no more that signifies the Holy Spirit choosing to live in man. To dwell in, support and uphold you. As we pray the Holy Ghost is going to come and strengthen each one. We are also going to pray for our leaders as they are suffering so many betrayals. Yet we have not relied on the Holy Spirit enough because no storm can make a believer give up as God promised He would never allow what is greater than we can bear. So you are already empowered to overcome the temptation or challenge in front of you.
We are not giving up or throwing in the towel, we are here to stay. We’ve got a mandate from Heaven! If anyone amongst us wants to throw in the towel we will hold them up, pray them up and fast with them! Enough is enough with the ravenous, Jezebel spirit.
The Bible says how God anointed Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit and power and He went about doing good. The Holy Spirit dwelt in Jesus and strengthened Him. Recognise His Presence in your life and that He is a person. Jesus described Him in John 16 as a person, the same of another kind. Jesus was literally saying that “I came physically but He will come in the Spirit – the One Who lives in Me will come to you”.
One of the mandates of BKIM is to unite the Body of Christ. As Reverend King has taught us, the sword of the Spirit is to be used against the enemy, not against each other to divide and kill ourselves.
We pray and declare that the Dove has been released to dwell with us, the Church
This is the season to receive the corporate breakthrough that the Lord has for the church so we can each receive our individual breakthrough
We are breaking through in Jesus Name as a ministry and for the Body of Christ
We will see our land because the Dove has been released
Pray that the Church would receive the olive, the unction and the Power of the Holy Ghost again as He breaks into the church again
The Holy Spirit would move with fresh anointing
That the Comforter would weaken and uproot the flesh in our lives and in the Body of Christ
We are not giving up! We are seeing our breakthrough, ministries and marriages.
We are seeing our Spiritual Mother, Rev Betty King, going to the next level
The gates of Hell shall not prevail! The church is marching on!
Tithe Rave has no place in the Body of Christ. We are the trees that not the raven but the Holy Ghost shall rest upon.
He is the Vine and we are the branches. He is the source of our strength.
Jezebel will not have the Church, our leaders, the generals and the forerunners!
No giving up! He is our identity as we identify with the Dove and not the raven.
The Body of Christ is increasing, taking over the media, the financial services. We are breaking through!
I hear the sound of victory!!
Releasing The Sound Of Victory (Pastor Albert)
Isaiah 30:27 “27 Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire: 28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err. 29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. 31 For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. 32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.”
We do hear the sound of victory! Don’t take for granted the 7-day fast we just completed. We have sown a seed in heaven and no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man what the Lord has done. We have seen the unseen and we believe that the one who promised is faithful.
With every stroke we let loose, every oppression, depression, stumbling block and every enemy that BKIM, the Body of Christ and individuals has faced will be removed in the name of Jesus. As we are declaring victory and releasing a sound with our voices and instruments, we are giving Him permission to fight.
- We are declaring and celebrating as we have heard the sound of victory.
- The deed for the land has been given to us, the children of God. If you know the enemy has tried to put an injunction on your land and what belongs to you rise up and raise up your voice.
- If you know the enemy has tried to assail you on every side, rise up and declare that you hear the sound of victory!
- I hear the sound of victory!
Wherever your feet shall tread; your marriage; family; vision; message; mandate; peace of mind; holiness; pursuit of God; loyalty; love!
Lift your praise and give Heaven the permission to down
- As your voice rises, ancient gates and walls come down
- Your family are hearing the sound; the poor are hearing the sound
- The wayward son and daughter is hearing the sound of victory
The sexually abused are hearing the sound of victory
- Lift up a shout! Celebrate the power of the blood!
- Every tired and fatigued servant of God be revived with the Dunamis Exousia Power of God
- Every stuttering tongue shall speak with fluency
- Every suicidal heart shall live
- Every dream staggering to the place of death, we resurrect it!
The Dove Becomes An Eagle (Pastor Albert)
Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Reverend King told us to pray for land. This means literally and also anywhere that you have been given the keys of the house of David to walk into as your inheritance. It’s your marriage, relationships, and ministry. If you are going to university, that is your land. If your parents are at loggerheads; that is your land. We come to decree and declare wherever God has planted us that there will be heavenly alignment. We are there so things must line up. It is illegal for warfare to be continuous. You will have many troubles but trust in God and trust also in Jesus for he has overcome the world.
There was a curse put upon Canaan because of his father Ham. He was cursed for his brothers to rule over him. Canaan represented the descendants to come and brings to mind the scripture that says the fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge. It is illegal for that to happen to the children of God.
What we have been shown about the Raven and the Dove is massively important. They had two contrasting spirits. The Raven is looking for what they can get. They are looking for their mandate and their ministry. They were sent but they diverted from the initial plan and pursued its own agenda as one many that pursue their own message and their own mandate.
There is something about learning to wait for your time to come. The Raven wants everything now, like the prodigal son. In the end, it leads to loss. However, there is something about those that wait for those that wait upon the Lord will have their strength renewed and mount up with wings as eagles. The dove becomes the eagle; from glory to glory!
Be careful not to let your gift puff you up. Raven’s has carnivorous habits, a readiness to attack the eye and a tendency to fly about restlessly looking for food. The DNA of the bird is known and that is why Noah sent it out first. We become like the Raven when we are restless and then get on to our own trajectory and miss the Promised Land.
A New Name of Redemption
Genesis 11:31 “ And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.”
We are standing on the shoulders of fathers and something happened where they shipwrecked certain things. Abraham was not the first person called to go to Canaan. Terah means “Delay”; Haran means “Mountain, Path, Road”. He set out to go to Canaan but settled along the way. The Raven too went forth and settled. Some of us set out but begin to feel the mountain is too high or the road too narrow but what you abdicate today, someone will take up tomorrow. Delay will forfeit the calling that God has given you.
God never told Abraham to take Lot. His bloodline was infected and God wanted to do something new through him. However, the moment you take hangers on and spiritual issues with you contention comes.
After Lot goes, God tells Abraham that he should walk and as far as he can see, he will be given the land. We need to be separated from the things that hold us back. On the 7-day fast there were some Lots and Ravens that we had to leave behind. It is done!
Abram to Abraham
Abram means “Exalted Father” and Abraham means “Father of Nations”. The Lord gave Abram a new name and it had a lot to do with the land. It is significant because the Lord gave him Canaan and
changed his name to include “Ham”. God redeemed Canaan and Ham. Every cursed place is in the midst of illegality if it stays cursed when the beautiful feet are on the mountains declaring the good news.
Where you have been sent and called, no matter how dead it looks, arise and shine and let your light shine as nations come to the brightness of your arising. How are we going to take the land? We are going to arise. There is a reason God placed you there. If you were not there, it would remain impossible and bleak.
Challenges Push You To Your Destiny
Don’t be afraid of new challenges. They may attempt to drive you out but they are just driving you into your wealthy place. If you remain and arise they will drive you right into the destiny God has got for you; you are not going to answer evil with evil. With determination of God inherent in sons, the earth will be yours and the fullness thereof.
It may seem they have taken the spoils and that the bleakest darkness has overwhelmed and consumed you but arise and walk in what Abba has shown you. The land of plenty comes from proximity to the Plenteous One.
Pray For the Full Manifestation
As we have declared and decreed we have heard the sound of victory, now we will pray until we see the land the Lord has given us. What is blocking you from the land? David claimed Jerusalem by going through a water shaft or the gutter. Looking to the hope set before you, go through it. Make up your mind in prayer that whatever you need to go through to claim your citadel, you will go through!
Nothing will hold me back
Nothing will hold BKIM back
Haran and Terah is not going to hold us back
Moses leaving the tabernacle is not going to hold me back for I am fighting my own battle with fear and trembling
I’m claiming my wealthy place
Like the Dove, we refuse to give up or let go
Church of God, the time of your appearing has come
Your families shall be saved; there shall be no shipwrecked vision or hopes deferred
He wants to give you a new name!
Your time is coming! The time of your arising has come.
BKIM, South East, Bromley; the time has come
The time of your widowhood is over. Your warfare is done.
Arise and go! Claim your land and possession!
Financial Freedom! Debts are written off! Ecclesia of God we have enough to feed the nations!
The Rewards of Fasting God’s Way
Isaiah 58:10-12 “10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:
11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Fasting in itself does not save but it is the heart with which you enter in that gets the attention of angels and demons. True fasting comes with what is mentioned in Isaiah 58. And the promises mentioned should infuse us with hope. We are not celebrating because we have seen it yet but because the mouth of the Lord has uttered it.
- If you believe that He speaks and acts, promises and fulfils then pray and talk to him. Pray this scripture over yourself and speak it back to God
- You will be a land of continuous growth; perpetual abundance
- He will be a shade and covering over your destiny and purpose
- You are a repairer, a restorer, an awakener!
- He will always guide me; He will satisfy my needs in a sun-scorched land!
- I am a well watered garden; I will rebuild those ancient ruins. This is my land!
- London, Birmingham, every city in the UK is my land! My marriage, business, ministry is my land!
Strengthen my faith Lord!
Refreshing of the Lord
Psalm 68:9 “Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.”
Jeremiah 31:25 “For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”
As we have been praying God has been refreshing you and filling you up. So continue to pray that God would continue to strengthen our faith. Decree over yourself a strengthening of faith!
Refresh the weary Lord
Satisfy us oh Lord
Strengthen our faith
Fill us up again and minister to us oh Lord
In The Mighty Name Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!