Steve McMullin, Message preached tonight in Apostolic Church, Helsinki Finland, Transcribed by Irene Anderson
September 8, 2010 in General
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Do you believe we have the authority in JC to pull heaven down to earth? Yes?
Do you believe that could happen in this place tonight?
More so because we are agreeing with heaven.
When we agree with the anointing, heaven, then a divine alignment begins to take place in our hearts and mind.
Last night what we did in this place, last night, an altar was established.
In Gen 12, it talks about Abraham going out to a place he did not know.
Vs. 6 – the Lord appeared to Abram, to your seed I will give this land. So he built an altar there to the Lord who appeared to him. He proceeded from there to Bethel, to the house of God and pitched his tent.
With Bethel on the west and Ai on the east, and there he built an altar to the Lord.
This is one of the portions of scripture that the Lord put on my heart last night.
Even Marius and Bita, as leaders of this Apostolic work, had received the call of the Lord, to establish an altar, a place with our heavenly Father, where He will meet with our hearts and our hearts with Him.
They have launched out to a place, which became this building we’re in, this piece of land.
A pitching of the tent, the establishment of the tabernacle.
What the HS did last night through the apostle, literally put an altar in place here.
So there was a transition from the time of being in a tent, to the establishment of an altar.
God is establishing this place, these lives, to cause great change in the Helsinki area. It is not by coincidence that the name on the bldg. says Apostolic Church.
Since my first visit 5 years ago, I have been here 3 times. I love you very much, God has done something.
I have had a keen awareness inside of me, and this is what I sense is taking place in the land.
I feel as though the Lord is showing me in the land, there are those who have spoken against prophets and Apostles, basically that they do not exist today.
That shouldn’t be a tough word. I believe when I was in Turku, I felt as though there had been leaders who had spoken decrees such as “angels should not be discussed or talked about, and those that do you should mark as dangerous”. And I want to tell you in all humility and the fear of the Lord, that this needs to be dealt with in the land, and more particularly in the hearts of those in Finland.
Because there is a heart cry from the people for more of God, God is ready to do that outpouring of His spirit. He is poised in readiness. He is stirring the hearts of His children in this land for a long time. He is raising up a people with a heart cry, and He is going to send a deliverer, He is going to send His spirit, His Son. And no wisdom of man, none of our opinions, will be able to stand in the way of Him. The only opinion that matters, is His opinion. The only voice we need to hear is the good Shepherd’s voice. I’m only sharing my opinion of one who does not live here, but comes to this land to get my antennae up and listen, and get the fingerprint of God. That I may co-labor with you, and align with Him, because my heart cries for an outpouring of God as yours does.
When there are decrees made in the land, from those in authority, that God has put in authority, they stand like vows in the presence of the Lord. Those declarations literally become a memorial stone, a type of altar that stands in the presence of the Lord. Let me give you a more practical personal picture of this. Let’s say there is a young couple who is in love with one another, terrible things happen and the relationship is broken, the heart is ripped up. When that happens we can make a declaration or a vow, and that vow could be “I am never going to let myself be hurt like that again, it hurt me too much, I’ll never let it happen again.” Then that person wonders why they cannot engage in healthy relationships, and you see when the heart cries out from the depths, “I will never again, or even I will….” There’s a vow made. The scripture says we will fulfill our vows to the Lord. In that individual’s life what will it take? It will take the Holy Spirit to shine on that person’s life and reveal that it was a vow that made it so. SO in the presence of God, they can say, “forgive me in my pain, my fear, my hurt, I made a vow that stands before you, and it is keeping me from the next phase of my life, the health that I need, the break through into the new season. Please help me break that vow, cause a famine on that bad seed. God says I thought you would never ask. The hand of God comes and crushes the vow, and blows it away like dust, like it never existed at all, even the echo disappears, even the shadow will not haunt anymore.
A new season will begin, a brand new day. One that we have cried out for but did not know how to get there. The same is true for an individual or a group, a church, a nation. The vows, decrees that we have made, because of the authority we have been given in Christ, some of them are stupid, and they need to come down. This needs to happen. I tell you that there is a deluge of water behind the dam, and if people will go after this thing in prayer, clothed in humility, and believe God to break it down, Finland will be in the middle of a flood from the throne room of God. You have experienced outpourings before and much has been learned from that season of change. Part of what was to be learned, kind of a Godly jealousy, a longing, a ravenous, grrrr… That I don’t want to play church, I want to be in a middle of an outpouring of God, I have tasted and I have seen what was, and I know what is to come. What needs to change in the heart, the Holy Ghost will reveal so the hand of God can come, and remove those false idols and change the decrees. This is something Finland needs to deal with, this is something I need to deal with, we need to deal with. It is a heavy thing, but it’s a light thing.
Let me go back to the tent for a minute and make some decrees.
The tent has been pitched here, in the spiritual and natural.
With the authority that I have in the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, I proclaim now, expansion, expansion, let the tent pegs move. I said Move, Move – tent pegs move from the epicenter of the well in this place tonight, a further digging of the well, an expansion is coming. As when a rock lands in the center of a pool, the waves go out, there is a moving of the waters in the spirit realm, and there will be no stopping.
Between the house of God and ruin – (bethel and Ai). I want to tell you that you are not a half way house. You are much more than just a bridge between a church and those that are ruined. You are a house that is full. You are a Bethel. There needs to come a subtle shift. I don’t know what that means in your hearts, but a “YES that needs to come.
The Lord chooses pretty unlikely characters. Look around. He chooses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Look around. That should give us a lot of hope. Do you think that God could take 12 people of passion and change a nation? So this is not a half way house, anything that comes from a heart from now on, that says I’m merely a bridge between the church and the ruined. Stop that. When the come in here, you can tell them
you’re not halfway there, You’re home. You’re home. You’re home. This is a home. This is family, We have fathering, mothering, children who love one another, we will multiply, we will align with heaven, this is a family, we have fathering, mothering, children, we are alive & we are kicking.
Stepping stones are established just to get us from here to there, you don’t built fortresses on a stepping stone, you just use them to get across.
In Joshua 1:10 – …….
You have the picture of an overseer, or ruler, that is given a command to other overseers or officers, abar – pass through. Penetrate or impregnate, means a lot of things but basically, impregnate the bowels of the people in the camp, and command them to prepare. The word is savah, to set in order, all about preparing yourself for what is about to take place. Josh (Jesus by type and shadow) is causing leaders to impregnate our innermost being with a yielding heart. That’s what’s happening and there’s a land to take, the land of people’s hearts, and its time to say I will be all you want me to be.
In Genesis – after establishing the altar between the house of God and ruin – Abram, his wife, and nephew, go on a journey. In that journey, the word picture that is presented to us, is a refinement in the heart that needs to take place. They get up and go down to Egypt, and Abram says to his wife, we are going to go here and I want you to say you’re my sister I don’t know about you but if I said that to my wife, ……. She would give me one of those looks. There was something on the inside of Abram, even though it was true she was his half sister, it wasn’t the whole truth. If it were a cup or bowl, it would be like this, half full.
He hadn’t fully committed on the inside yet, because of fear, what might happen to his bride, but this is something that must be dealt with. We must come to a place, she is my sister, she is my bride. I will give my life for the church He has called me to. I won’t hide. Fill up my heart, so I can stand in fullness, of who God says I am, not what man says I am, and especially not what they say I am, without pride, ego, and vanity.
With clothes of humility, this is who I am. I’m not ashamed to stand and say you know what, I am an apostle of Jesus Christ without guilt, without shame, fear, worrying about the opinions of man. What is an Apostle? A father, I think a better term, is a really good father. I’m a young father who needs fathering through those God puts in my life. The word means “sent one”. Are we not all sent into the world? The word is a synonym with angelos – angel. Same job in spirit as apostle’s do in the seen realm.
Both go into the presence of God, receive blueprints, instructions from heaven, sent from the Father’s heart. They are given as the gift to the church, that God might establish what He wants to do. We will not be able to take the land, if we are not working with Apostles – Fathers, prophets or seers, evangelists, teachers, intercessors and all the children of God.
Last night the word atonement was spoken. Wayne talked about “at one ment”, and I was thinking how Jericho was taken, also about a man named trouble – Achan. There’s a principle we need to understand, we need to live it from the heart. In the taking of Jericho, the people were commanded to be silent, no noise, no opinions, no ya-buts, shoot our “ya -buts”, because the only opinion that matters is His opinion, the spirit of truth.
What do we need to do to be a part of a great turning of a nation. They had to be quiet until an appointed time, they became one, one man, one heart, without division they became one.
Can I ask you question?
How many people are in this room tonight? One.
Revelation from heaven tells us that there is one in this room, even though we are many members, we are one.
In the realm of the things I’m talking about, there’s been an unholy zipping of our lips, there’s been a spirit that can’t stand that there are prophets today, and works tirelessly, that tries to shut the mouths of the prophets, to push into a cave and kill them. If we are to profit, we must hear from the prophets.
In preparing for this trip here, my mom got a dream. There was large barge type boat, sitting out in a body of water, and she could see an eyeball and a beak, in this dream, and doesn’t know what it is. Either Wayne or I are on top of a tall building, she wasn’t sure who. From that perspective, looking down on the barge, there was a very large eagle pinned down by 3 or 4 vultures. And that eagle had been held down a long time, and the vultures were pulling out the pinions and tail feathers. The eagle at one point breaks free, begins to try to escape but can’t fly correctly because of the missing feathers. It struggles and crashes back down on the barge again. Vultures go after the eagle again, taking part of its flesh, and when the beak goes into the eagle, my mom felt it and awoke and felt the pain of it. The eagle again escapes one more time, and I think that was the end of the dream.
It is a picture of what has been done in this nation. We should not be afraid to repent. Repentance is the way of the kingdom. The word repent – re is to do over. Pent comes from a word that means to go back to the place where your misery started, where you took a turn and your misery started. Repent means go back to that place, and get back on the correct path.
Repentance we’ve been taught according to the greek is simply to “change your mind, opinion” but it goes much deeper than this, its all about the heart, that is in harmony with the heart of God and the way of life, the power of the kingdom. Biblical repentance is a great treasure. Repentance with confession is the way of the kingdom. Sometimes God will raise a people to repent for a nation. It’s called intercession.
A new voice needs to be released. A greater work needs to happen in the hearts of the people of an army. That eagle needs to rise up in strength to push/launch and get away from oppressive spirits that have been put there by hell, to rob, kill and destroy.
There’s a lot of things we can talk about regarding future, about apostolic teams working together, finding the fingerprint of God for regions, so that wickedness will fall or shift, so that a nation can be changed.
But we can’t get there yet. I believe that time will come. There is a long road ahead, we must lay a foundation, get back to where we got off track, without fear of the label of “false”. There’s a problem. There’s been a lot of stupid things done by Apostles and prophets in this land. That’s not an excuse, we can’t shut the door on the truth. God is going to explode. God is going to do it. Can you hear what I’m saying from my heart tonight.
Take place at Ai, the place of ruin, right where that altar was established .“The Lord says to Joshua, stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward the city…..
Time to go from staff of Moses to the javelin of Joshua, from a beachhead to going forth. We establish strong base camps, we watch over those base camps, but we must go forth from those base camps. I’d like to pray along those lines, and if we could agree.
Cut asunder the bars that have held back the move of God.
We declare tonight that a move of God has come to Finland, and receive all that God has for us.
We will go forth into a new season where we have been pursued by unclean spirits just as Elijah was pursued.
The voices say I am not sufficient, I am not adequate. We will deal with this voice in this room, and now in this region.
Yes, we will. Yes, we do, right now. We will hear the reproof and the correction of the Lord, only that which comes from Him, and not that which comes from man.
Open our ears, now! Death, dumb spirits that have come to kill, rob and destroy, you are removed off of God’s people now, in this room, this land.
Father deliver us! 3X
Eyes of the Eagle see! See!
Now we shall see, we shall hear, and we shall proclaim.
We will hear that which is whispered in our ear, and we shall proclaim from the rooftops.
We shall see in the spirit realm by dreams, visions, trances as we see in the Bible.
Increase dreams, visions, night visions, trances in the hearts and lives of your children in this Your land. For this is Your land, we are Your people.
Grant us our inheritance. Open our eyes, ears, send forth Your Word, day after day, after day, after day…Turn the tables once again, overturn what the enemy has set up, let the enemy swing from his own gallows that he has made, and that which has been devised against the church. Line upon line by the enemy of our souls, remove that work now in Jesus name.
We declare freedom, to mount up with the wind of the Spirit, and let the eagle fly, the prophet, the prophet, remove those vulture assignments that have tried to pin down the voice of God to be released and the truth to be seen.
We declare we are one, and will be silent when we should be silent, and a divine ability to arrest our hearts, and to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. We repent as a people, we go back to where our misery started, we ask for grace, we pull upon mercy, God have mercy on us, your children, cause a course correction, restore to us the joy of our salvation.
Are you ready? Here comes joy, time of refreshing comes immediately upon course correction. The joy of the lord is our strength, not an earthly joy, a joy made full. Can a man contain His joy? I don’t know.
We speak fresh oil on the foreheads of each person here, the oil of gladness that sets us above, above our enemies, let the oil come now, even cleaning the thought life, we declare Jesus Christ upon our minds, and a cleansing of our thought life. Of the opinions we have held. Any vows that stand in your presence. Any from fear, anger or frustration that keep us from moving into the next season, crush them, please smash them to dust. We carry that stuff outside the camp now and sprinkle it in the brook Kidron, we take it to the outside the city to the place of the refuse, we dispose of it now. In Jesus Christ name!
Its important that we understand Moses is a picture of fathering. Joshua was his spiritual son. Joshua was ordained to take cities. As they were coming down the mountain, Joshua was asked a question. Joshua what is that sound that you hear in the camp? Joshua who was created for war, and who’s destiny was war, and who was a warrior, his reply was that it was the sound of war in the camp. That was not a wrong answer. He could only answer according to his anointing. He heard according to the gift he was made to be and to the destiny he was to fulfill. It took an apostolic father, a gift of an apostle father, to come along side and say, “No Joshua, it is the sound of revelry in the camp”. You see that’s how it works. We have embraced evangelists, we’re okay with that. But the evangelist will only hear according to his call. He needs apostles to hear the greater picture for we are all called together and receive the strategy of war. It will activate the evangelist to even greater.
It will release the Joshua people with the javelin to take the cities of Finland, and set them on fire. A lot of your cities have burned in the natural, God wants them to burn in the Spirit. It’s now time, to make the shift and to hear what has been said, and to respond. When we agree with the anointing it’s real good. Amen?
I usually like more fun things. Sometimes you have to put rocks in the wheelbarrow before you can plant the trees. It’s not about my voice, but the release of the voice of our Father’s heart into this land.