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You Know You’re Having a Bad Week When . . .

You know you’re having a bad week when the National Hurricane Center doesn’t quite know where a hurricane in your neighborhood is going, and your wife remembers she had a dream in July that someone named Paula tried to walk uninvited into our house.

Actually, that probably means you are having a good week, because the Lord brought the information forward while there is still plenty of time to have a prayer meeting or two.

Prayer meeting at New Dawn tonight (Wednesday night) at 7:30 PM.

A Benign Hurricane Season

I usually set Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, aside in order to tune in to any messages that the Lord is releasing to me. I often spend the day as quietly as possible, writing out any dreams and interpreting them, and hearing from the Lord on different levels. Bob Jones, who often writes an annual Shepherd’s Rod of revelation he has received on the Yom Kippur, also encourages those who walk in the prophetic to pay attention on that day.

However, I wasn’t able to set the day aside like normal this year. It began on Friday evening, September 17. That was the first day of meetings at New Life Church in Cardigan, Wales. I went to Cardigan to celebrate the congregation’s twentieth anniversary with my good friends, Doug and Janice Bell and their team. I have no doubt that the Lord orchestrated the timing and the events of the trip, so I wasn’t too concerned about changing my normal pattern for that day. I knew the Lord could still release significant revelation, even if I was busy.

I did have several dreams on the Day of Atonement. One of them was about the hurricane season. In the dream, I was telling someone about the benign nature of the hurricane season. I actually used the word benign to describe it. The person to whom I was speaking took issue with me over this description of the season. He or she took a couple of steps over to Florida—we were standing above the mid-Atlantic and we were very large—and pointed to the hedge of protection that went up the coast. Then the person firmly informed me that our prayers had stopped some vicious storms from causing much death and destruction.

I wrote the dream down on Yom Kippur, but promptly forgot it because of the busy nature of the weekend and the ministry that was going on. I didn’t remember it until last night in our Friday night School of the Spirit. I was speaking about the hurricane season, and I mentioned an article that a friend had sent me about the hurricane season. As I quoted the article, I remembered the dream. The part of the article I quoted said this: “Despite dire forecasts, season has been benign for U.S” (see article HERE).

I love those prophetic moments when the Lord suddenly opens your mind to his revelation. I instantly knew that the Lord had given me a dream on Yom Kippur that had used the word benign to describe the hurricane season. I also instantly realized that back on Yom Kippur, during the height of the season, the Lord was setting the record straight. The only reason the season has seemed benign for the United States is because God’s people established the hedges of protection that were necessary.

Early this year, Bob Jones had warned me that South Florida had a storm aimed right at it this year. Bob was more than accurate. We had two. But neither of the systems, Bonnie or Nicole, packed any punch—and Nicole was torn apart before she could even make landfall. Neither storm was able to reach hurricane strength and remained low level nuisance storms as they impacted us. If one of these storms was what Bob saw, that means our prayer hedge prevented development.

Of course, we are still in the hurricane season. Those of us who remember Wilma or Irene remember that they hit in mid to late October. However, we also remember that we were still in the hot, humid summer weather pattern when those storms hit. This year, we have already entered into our winter weather pattern and the dry season in South Florida. As I write this on Saturday morning, the temperature is hovering at seventy degrees as it has all week at this time of day. It sure feels like the hurricane season is over. That doesn’t mean that it is, but it is almost too nice to think about hurricanes.

However, no matter how nice it is, we will stay on the wall doing our job. We will watch. We will pray. And we will continue to prophesy a benign close to the hurricane season.


The picture above comes from the Weather Underground website (

Shaking Lisa By the Neck

I’m beginning to think that tropical cyclones named Lisa do not like us. I have never seen a tropical cyclone run away before. But this one sure did. Just look at the graphic; the storm headed east in an area where they always head west. That is amazing to me.

The Lord began to speak to me about a storm named Lisa in early 2004. It wasn’t really a warning dream, but rather an authority dream. In the dream I was shaking the storm by the neck. I know, storms don’t have necks, but this one was personified in such a way that it did.

In addition to the dream, the Lord began to inundate me with “Lisa” stuff. Any of you who have gone through this process, know what I am describing. It seemed that everywhere I turned, and in a myriad of different ways, the Lord highlighted the name Lisa to me. At one point in the process, as I was seeking for more information about what the Lord was saying about the storm, my cell phone rang and a lady asked me, “Is Lisa there?” Since I know very few people with the name Lisa, and since none of them belong to my cell phone number, I politely told her that Lisa was not with me. I also silently added that if I had my way she would never be here.

In 2004, which was a very busy hurricane season, we prayed against Lisa when it formed. We had lots of time to pray since it seemed to last forever, and it confounded the forecasters while it did some bizarre things out in the Atlantic before heading north. Here is the 2004 Lisa track:

Because of some things that the Lord showed us this year, we also prayed against Lisa by name this year. I also mentioned it in this blog so that others could join in the fun. Now that Lisa is history, we can certainly see that our prayers had more effect in 2010 than in 2004. I would think that this should be the case as we mature in our callings and purpose in the Lord. Here is a close up of the 2010 Lisa track:

I might frame this track. It is that good. I like to see them run.

Now let me share something the Lord showed me on January 6, 2000. On that day, the Lord gave me a dream that I didn’t understand at the time. He told me that a young lady named Lisa was being assigned to us in order to equip us and develop us. I didn’t understand it at the time, but now ten years later, I can see how Lisa has done this.

January 6th, for those of you who follow the historic church year, is Epiphany. It celebrates the fact that the baby Jesus was made manifest to the world as the Magi came to visit. The Magi were the King-Makers of the Parthian Empire. These King-Makers came to make the identity of the baby Jesus evident to the world. Jesus was born as King of kings. The Magi came to proclaim his inherent authority.

Some 2000 years later, on the day that celebrates the authority of the King of kings, the Lord gave me a dream that I didn’t understand. I have since learned that the dream was about the authority that those who follow the King of kings can wield. In that way, Hurricane Lisa has fulfilled her job description.

We are still in the height of the hurricane season. I suspect that we will yet need to wield our authority over more intense threats. But we will do so encouraged by this lesson the Lord has given to us.

Lisa, thanks for the training.

Igor, Julia, and Karl—Oh My!

When the National Hurricane Center (NHC) points out that we are at the height of the hurricane season, they are not kidding. At this point we have three active systems that have formed in the Atlantic.

Igor doesn’t appear to be much of an issue for the United States. It could certainly become an issue for Bermuda, but it appears that it will not be an issue elsewhere.

Karl looks like it will remain a tropical storm as it makes landfall in Mexico. Of course, rain events that cause flooding and mudslides can be deadly, so it would not hurt to pray for the safety of those who dwell in the Yucatan and other parts of Mexico.

Julia is still too far away to determine exactly what she is doing. The current three day track shows it bending on a north to west curve toward the United States mainland for those three days, and then moving directly north in the days after that.

And after all this, the next named storm will be Lisa. If Lisa forms and is aimed anywhere near Florida, I will tell you more about what I have on it. In the mean time I’m going to continue to thank the Lord for his protection thus far, and I’m going to continue to pray for that same protection for the rest of the season.


The graphic on the left is not a prophetic prediction of Earl’s path. I took the graphic from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) website, and added a yellow line in order to highlight Earl’s direction for the last three days. The NHC has predicted that Earl will curve to the north some time tomorrow because of the atmospheric conditions.

This is what the hurricane center stated in its latest report:


The relentless movement to the northwest is what concerns me. I trust they are right about the turn to the north, but I also remember many times when the NHC has missed the track because of last minute changes in the pressure ridges, or because of Satan’s nasty little plans.

I also know of a prophetic word from a well-known prophetic voice who saw that the Carolinas needed prayer this year because of a threat from a hurricane. Earl certainly qualifies as such a threat.

It would be a great time to pray for the Carolinas.

Please pray specifically that Earl curve northward this evening and tomorrow in order to miss the coast of the Carolinas (and beyond). If you live in the threatened areas, use the authority you have over your geographic area to establish a wall of protection against any hurricane force winds. We will join our prayers to yours. Pray also for dry air to encroach on this thing and that wind sheer would increase.

The Body of Christ has authority over the natural. I expect that we will have many more times to exercise that authority yet this year. Let’s exercise it now so that Earl turns harmlessly north.