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Embrace Every Season of Your Soul

Amanda Hastings

By Elizabeth Enlow

Excerpt from "God in Every Season"

Available on Amazon November 11, 2017

Some people have the luxury of deciding what climate they want to live in, which determines what kind of seasons of weather they’ll experience. I grew up most of my life in Atlanta, Georgia where we had a definite change of all four seasons throughout the year. And I loved them all, but fall was definitely my favorite. There’s just something indescribable about the crisp mornings and splash of colors in the trees as they slowly shed their crunchy leaves. Friends from California would visit us and I could never figure out why they always had sunglasses on…was it an over-identifying with the Hollywood stars who wore their shades in the tabloid photos? It wasn’t until I moved to Cali myself that I found the joy of waking up to a sunny day almost every day and season of the year, along with the need to keep my sunglasses handy. 


As you know, none of us has the luxury of choosing the seasons of our soul. We simply get to choose how we’ll get through them until the next one’s unleashed by Love’s whisper. Some seasons seem so arduous and long that we can’t wait to be delivered to the next. But don’t be in too much of a rush, no matter how much you long for the new — because each season is important. Each is necessary for the next. They weren’t set into motion by chance any more than the seasons of Earth were. A very wise, powerful, and loving Father allowed each season you would go through as an opportunity for you to grow up. He is focused on changing you into His image and teaching you to love like He loves you. With every new cycle we discover how to position our souls for the next one.


Why is every season important? Every season is about processing life with God. What begins as season after season of courtroom deliberations regarding the goodness of God in your life, shifts in time to the understanding that these were meant to be poignant opportunities to encounter the very proof we were looking for — that He really is good. You won’t get to see and know aspects of God until you find you need that aspect of Him.. So it is His goodness to allow the variety of seasons, good and bad, to open your eyes to more of Him. You won’t experience what you don’t need of God. It’s in that razor’s edge of truth where we learn that He is never the source of the worst parts of life, but He is certainly the One who redeems it all and makes plan B better than plan A ever could have been.


Whatever season you like or don’t like as much, is equally important because it’s the classroom where you’ll discover the knowledge of God and find His true heart for you — beyond your life circumstances. The circumstances will always matter to us, but they’ll begin to take a back seat to the potential they carry for deeper intimacy with Him. Our life’s circumstances will also always matter to Him, because we matter to Him. He cares about the details, even when it doesn’t appear that He does, because He cares about us. We — you — are important to God.


You may wonder sometimes, if you’re so important, and the seasons you go through are important, then why doesn’t God give you an important assignment? One feeds the other. It’s only in the context of intimate relationship, which can only be found in the process of navigating through the seasons with Him, that we can hear what our assignment is. You definitely have one. But this Father loves you too much to let you get ahead of Him. He doesn’t want us to step into His important assignment for us before we know that we are important. Identity must come before assignment or the assignment will define us — which is always less than the critical truth that we are His beloved sons and daughters. If our identity as a son or daughter of God isn’t enough, then we develop an insatiable and destructive quest for identity elsewhere. 


God never wants us to confuse His love with His favor. His favor will ebb and flow because favor is for the assignment. His love never fails and never wanes. When we learn the difference by navigating the craziness of the changing seasons designed just for us, we can be trusted with the assignment and the favor that accompanies it. The assignment was never meant to be the reason we are important and valuable, but rather proof that we are important and valuable. While partnering with God in an assignment is incredible and part of the way His kingdom advances in the world through us, remember that it’s not everything. Knowing Him is everything. Many will never reach their potential, or even step into their assignment, and as tragic as that may sound, some are taking important ground by simply growing in their identity as a son or daughter who is loved — all so that the next generation can build on that foundation and begin operating in their assignment. Either way, you are important and your part is important. Therefore the seasons you go through are important.


Allow me to use another analogy…it’s kind of like a relay race. Each runner is valuable to the race. Each takes a turn, grabbing the baton and running at the fastest pace they can in order to safely deliver the baton to the next runner. At the end, when the race is won, the person who ran the fastest isn’t celebrating any more than the other runners on the team. They all won by doing their part. I like to imagine myself in heaven, celebrating and giving all my blood relatives big hugs and high fives after our race is won! In the light of the fact that we were ultimately doing it for God, none of us will care what part we ran or how far we moved the baton down the track of our family bloodline race. We’ll celebrate those who ran with the greatest agility and power, right alongside those who could only hold the baton long enough to pass it to the next in line. We will all love God and each other so much that we’ll be thrilled that advances were made and races were more won in His honor — that within our bloodline, ground was taken for the King! The moral of the story is…you’re important, so do important things and embrace every season of your soul because they’re important too.



Amanda Hastings



September 21, 2017 marked the beginning of a most remarkable year in the Hebraic Calendar, coming on the heels of 5777, one of the most intense and world-shifting years ever. As I reviewed my word for Rosh Hashanah 2016 (on The Elijah List), my first paragraph headline was “As in the days of Noah: A Time of Rest…and Floods.” There I shared of my experience with the unprecedented Atlanta floods of Rosh Hashanah 2009, and how the Lord said this was now going to happen at a national scale and as a spiritual reality. This truly has been the case and we are in a whole new day of kingdom momentum. The 8 in 5778 represents a new beginning. The entire decade of 5770-5779 is still all about learning to see, as that is the significance of the 70’s window. Now the number 8 is telling us that a new beginning is here. A NEW WAY or door has been birthed.


Since last Rosh Hashanah 5777 we have had the most shocking Presidential election result in our history, with the effects of that only just beginning to be felt. The United States will be known as “before Trump” and “after Trump” in the future and it is why there is so much warfare, confusion, resistance and overall stirring up of the spirit realm. Have no doubt about it though, the purposes of the Lord will stand. We have had the Stock Market skyrocket almost 4000 points to its highest level ever—over 22,000. Our nation has experienced its greatest flood ever through Hurricane Harvey, right on the heels of the most rare type of total solar eclipse in our nation’s history. Most recently through Hurricane Irma, we experienced our biggest and strongest Atlantic Hurricane ever. Hurricane Maria, another huge one, devastated US Territory, Puerto Rico as well as many Caribbean islands. Great earthquakes struck Mexico. We have had record flooding (California, Louisiana, etc.) and record wild fires all over the land. Furthermore, we have had more than our share of North Korea, ISIS, Charlottesville and the White Supremacists, ANTIFA, Media wars and the explosion of “fake news”—and the like. All in all, a hectic year, and none of it means "the end" is near, only the end as we know it. We are really just at a whole new beginning, with new hidden doors and ways. We will get to that.


Now then to top it off, we have the usual cast of “prophecy experts" interpreting a purported, rare alignment of stars in the Constellations as proof that on Sept. 23, either "The Rapture" was taking place or "The Great Tribulation" was beginning—or something cataclysmic. I have covered many of these things in previous posts or pod casts. Truly a challenging year for believers, as we attempt to navigate through our own version of “fake news” or in some cases just “un-anointed seeing". As I have shared before, the 10 spies were not really guilty of direct “fake news” on the Promised Land. They actually saw the things they said they saw. What made it “fake news” was it was “un-anointed seeing.” They judged reality by the giants they saw and not by the fruit of the land. Caleb on the other hand was an anointed observer and highlighted what God desired to be highlighted, thus making it REAL news. So today again, what is really going on? What is the true kingdom outlook? Who are the real prophetic voices? These are all among the great questions of our day, and you discerning them correctly will essentially determine the extent of your “kingdom footprint.” It is quite easy to blame the confusion of the day we live in for our challenges, but the challenges are designed to confirm and promote truth seekers, thus unleashing a band of kingdom "super heroes”—such as the world has never seen.




Zechariah 9:14 says “Then the Lord will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign Lord will sound the trump; He will march in the whirlwinds (hurricanes) of the south.”


I believe that there are several Zechariah 9 passages that have an application at this time and especially so for the United States. This does not mean this is the original application for Zechariah 9, but by the Holy Spirit we can find new fulfillments of scriptures that aren’t just meant to die when they have an initial applicable fulfillment. Zech. 9:9 tells us to “Rejoice” and “Shout” because our King comes TO us (as opposed to FOR us, as many are presently holding out for Him to do). It then speaks of our King bringing justice and salvation, being gentle and riding on a donkey. This a direct allusion to Jesus and Him ultimately making a "triumphant entry" unexpectedly on a donkey. (Mt. 21) I believe there is a repeat messaging for us today. He is riding in, through an unexpected way—but He is presenting Himself as gentle, humble, and justice-minded and coming with salvation.


Zechariah 9:12 tells us, “Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” 

I believe this is a powerful message He is speaking to us today as well, as He challenges us not just to have “positive thinking” but to also make ourselves “prisoners of hope”—essentially throwing away the key of escape from that “fortress.” True hope is the assurance that He will be good to us—especially as it relates to His promises to us. If it isn’t good it just isn’t done. It is in that context that verse 14 tells us how He is coming for prisoners of hope. It does not say that He was or is the hurricanes, but that He marches in on it. This is important so that we don’t ascribe to God that which is not His doing.


As we break down verse 14, we want to first note that it says “the Lord will appear over them” and that He is called “The Sovereign Lord.” He didn’t send the storms but He is over them and still Sovereign in the midst of them. If that is hard to digest just remember that is how He is regarding you. You have free will, but He is over you and He is Sovereign Lord. Two descriptions of the Lord’s activity are of significant interest. He will “flash like lightning” and He will “sound the trump.” If you look up the word “lightning” you will see it is the Hebrew word “Barak.” Then we see He will sound the trump (Trump). Quite some coincidence, huh? As He comes in sovereignly, He is flashing Barak (Barack) and sounding Trump! This is in the scripture back to back and in the proper sequence. I know many of you believe Trump was chosen by God but not Barack. I also know many of you think the other way around. I want to suggest He has had purposes for both, and neither was just His “permissible” will—though the intentionality of Trump as President is a unique intervention of God in human history.


To ensure we don’t connect this coming TO us of the Lord as a negative judgment, verse 15 then says, “and the Lord God will SHIELD them.” Though we have felt exposed with all the hurricane hits, I truly believe that He has shielded us from severe loss of human life. It is almost unbelievable in light of the devastation of these mega hurricanes how relatively few lives have been lost. The storms and floods in all the states, cities, and territories combined caused less deaths than what the normal death toll of those places would have been through abortions alone. (Still of course, our hearts go out to all who lost family or friends and any kind of loss by reason of the hurricanes).


The last 3 verses of Zech. 9 are then wonderful promises of how the Lord will save and beautify His people, as we “overcome with slingstones”—connecting us clearly to a courageous, heart of David reality He will work with. This is a time for the "super heroes" to arise to face down the Goliaths of our day. Goliaths showing up doesn’t make it a bad day—just a day for life-altering changes. (Perhaps for more on that refer to my recent book, “Becoming a Superhero: A Pocket Guide to a Life Like David”)




As creation itself groans and travails with birth pains and longing to see the revealing of the sons and daughters of God (Rom. 8), I believe that there is a message to be extracted from the four big storms/hurricanes of this past month. Four great hurricanes made themselves known to the United States over a very short period preceding the spiritually important days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.


HARVEY (Harvest Anointing, Finances and Glory)


Previously, I have already shared how I believed that Harvey was foretelling a great harvest that will soon, so relentlessly flood us that it will be the news of the day. Harvey was hailed as a rare “once in every 1000 year flood” -with the much reported “50 inches” of precipitation being mentioned. 50 is the number of Jubilee, but it is also a number that speaks of the Holy Spirit, as it was 50 days after Calvary that the Holy Spirit broke out in the book of Acts. The word “pentecost” in fact means “50 days.” I’ve also shared how I was shown at Azusa Now last year that a very great angel named Harvey (for Harvest Glory) was released to bring game-changer results in various ways. This hurricane further foretold this great angel’s release. The name Harvey means “battle worthy.” This angel has perfect understanding of the warring atmosphere he is coming into, and he is ready to function in a “war zone.” He will be used to empower ministries such as Joel Osteen’s from Houston, but his assignment is much beyond that, as it will affect global matters in both ministerial and financial matters. We don’t pray to Harvey, nor get overly distracted by Harvey, but we are to know that a major kingdom asset has been released at a new level. Harvest anointing, finances and glory are going to rain until it is the news of the day. This, the first of the mega hurricanes of 2017, made landfall through Corpus Christi, which means “the Body of Christ.” This means it is the focal point for heaven’s intervention, as well as the gateway that allows both life and destruction to be released into society. The gateway of the Body of Christ has been releasing both blessings, as well as some things that are not such a blessing.


IRMA (Mighty Women Released)


Over ten years ago, prophet Bob Jones had a visitation from what he assumed were angels, but they called themselves “beings.” They announced themselves as “beings” that hadn’t been around since 1936. One heavenly being was named Charley and the other was named Irma. Charley means, “manly and courageous.” The greater story was about Irma. When he first saw Irma, Bob said she was very short and thin and about 3 feet tall. When he saw her again she was now normal height and was also carrying a loaf of hot bread. Bob shared how he was shown that Irma being 3 feet tall had to do with how women in leadership were being viewed in the Body of Christ, but that a great change was coming where women would be seen at the height they were supposed to be seen at. The hot bread represented the great teaching and revelation that would now come to the Body through an expanded appreciation of God through women. Charley told Bob that, “they would return”—and Irma’s coming was associated with a powerful release on women.


What is very interesting is that Irma showed up as essentially the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in history and then made landfall in southwest Florida. The Weather Channel noted that it was following the basic path of Hurricane Charley from years ago. It is quite remarkable that Bob Jones saw these two heavenly beings years ago with names that would be given to two powerful hurricanes, and that these two hurricanes would come into the USA through Florida. Irma means “sister” in Portuguese and Florida means “blossoming” in Spanish. It is time for the “sisters” to blossom into all the full-stature greatness God has called them into. It is also of great interest that perhaps the most gifted, anointed woman of the last hundred years (if not in our nation’s history) was Aimee Semple McPherson, who was at the height of her influence leading up to 1936- and was regularly referred to as “Sister.” Despite unimaginable enemies both within and without the church, she turned Hollywood and Los Angeles, as well as the whole nation upside down. Her popularity equaled or surpassed that of the Presidents, Babe Ruth, Knute Rockne, and all Hollywood actors and actresses. Her reach and impact was much more than a cursory study of history will tell you and it extended into every area of society.There is a significant part of her approach that must be recovered, because she brought God to the front stages, platforms, and media outlets of the world—and she did it in a distinctly feminine and creative way, yet full of the Holy Spirit and power.


As I am writing this word I am flying back to Los Angeles from Cuba, where God did some destiny-defining things for that battered and beleaguered island nation. Hurricane Irma pounded Cuba for hours, severely damaging over 200,000 homes in an already desperately poor nation, before coming across into Florida. Even as I was leaving Cuba today I heard in the spirit that a forthcoming counter “revolution" in Cuba is going to be spearheaded by women who are not going to be silent anymore. They will demand a new reality for their nation. I see a great uprising of women saying NO MAS or no more, as they not only reject the failed socialism of their land, but also the failed machismo that has also ruled through that “revolution.” I was profoundly touched today as my taxi driver to the Havana airport began weeping profusely and unashamedly for the last thirty minutes of our ride, telling of life in Cuba and saying, “We just can’t take it much longer. We used to be able to joke about life here, but it is now too painful to do even that.” Even as Irma hit Cuba as a most powerful CAT 5 Hurricane, I believe winds are gathering to unleash the voice of powerful women into that nation. I met with a few hundred ministers while in Cuba, and I was able to prophesy to them that a very great angel of Transformation had just been released over Cuba, and that he has been assigned to pull Cuba through an intense 7 year period where she would become a “sheep nation.” Cuba will be a diadem in His crown.


MARIA (Harvesting Bitter Words)


Maria was another CAT 5 monster storm that did most of its damage in the Caribbean, specifically devastating US Territory, Puerto Rico. Power grid disruptions are expected to go on an incredible 4 to 6 months. Maria then came into Florida bringing record flooding as far up as Jacksonville and Charleston, South Carolina, also bringing the first Tropical Storm warning ever into Atlanta, Georgia.


I think part of Maria’s message is the same as Irma’s, as the first four letters of each are the same but only in different order. Furthermore, it is a Spanish name and that speaks especially to the Hispanic population as I mentioned regarding Cuba. But I also believe there is additional revelation. Among the definitions of Maria is “bitterness” or “sea of bitterness”—as well as “obstinacy." I have released recent words stating how we as the Body must arise as ministers of reconciliation to cancel the extreme vitriol that is in the air at this time. Life and death is truly in the power of the tongue and our “global emissions” of unrestrained inflamed opinions has to be tempered. If we understand the micro tiny “quantum world” everything is connected and nothing truly happens in a vacuum. When we as the Body of Christ seed the second heavens with quarrelsome and racially insensitive/divisive conversation it at some point can become the fuel for disasters and tragedies that look like judgments. I shared before how I believe part of the fuel for Harvey’s stalled system over the Gulf of Mexico was the Gulf WITH Mexico. There are consequences when the church doesn’t release the antidote for that which Leviathan/Apollyon is spewing through his media assault. 


I am now writing this part two days after the horrific Vegas shooting where the other big news of the day was that Tom Petty suddenly died of an apparent heart attack. Only as a prophetic message and not intended to impugn the famous rocker, it was Elizabeth who noted that it was time for “petty things” to die. Again, I liked Tom Petty and his music but there is I believe a message from the timing of his passing on. Though his big hit “I won’t back down” had a catchy appeal to it, it is time to “back down” from some of our “obstinacy” and inflammatory rhetoric. I think we keep misreading what God is okay with. Yes, He put one (Trump) called to surface things, through his direct language, into the White House, yet his assignment is not our assignment. We need to stop singing the “I won’t back down” song as it is holding on to petty grievances that build up and have consequences. We are fueling the political spirit and a spirit of racism by our refusal to embrace the love model of 1 Corinthians 13 in our interactive dynamics. Engaging in the 7 mountains is NOT about embracing the political spirit that is a demon that already operates in the mountain of government - but about bringing kingdom presence and solutions into a much needed sphere of society. Christian activism is only good if it is representative of Christ.


JOSE (Economic Addition Coming)


Jose was a very unique hurricane that also grew into a CAT 5 hurricane and then just hung off the eastern coast of the United States seemingly forever, as it meandered in and out of coastal areas. From start to finish it existed for almost one full month. New York City received two days of wind and rain from Jose’s band of showers. Jose, which means Joseph, “stalked” and washed the financial epicenter of the United States. I see a prophetic message in a Joseph wind and rain coming to affect Wall Street in a positive way. Joseph means “The Lord will add” and I do think that will be the end reality for Wall Street and our economic engine. Additionally the “Josephs” who have been refined and prepared for such a time as this will find their winds of favor overtaking lesser winds of resistance.


JOSE AND MARIA (Another Jesus Movement)


I have to make a separate heading for the effect of Jose and Maria together. So ironic or not, Jose (Joseph) and Maria (Mary) closed out the category 5 hurricane season, ultimately coming together. Even as Joseph and Mary brought in the original “Jesus movement” of the whole world, I believe these last storms are announcing the birthing of another “Jesus Movement.” This “Jesus Movement” will spearhead not just Revival, but Reformation and the ensuing Renaissance it leads to. This is why finances as well as spiritual dynamics are both being greatly affected. It is going to take resources to bring the kingdom into society in a reforming and transforming way- and that will now accelerate. Maria landed on Puerto Rico which means, “Rich Port” (or door or gate). Maria speaks of an existing “sea of bitterness—but as in New Testament days it was Maria (Mary) who said yes to carrying and birthing Jesus. Puerto Rico was already becoming a failed territory/state, with 45% poverty and over 300,000 leaving the island for the US mainland in the last 6 years. Additionally, 80% of the infrastructure was in need not just of repair -but of overhaul. Puerto Rico will now be overhauled with new infrastructure and building codes that will better storm-proof the territory and be a model for other island nations. The island remarkably has one-third of the people who are Charismatic/Pentecostal and a very high percentage of believers. They were devastated and decimated, but they will experience an Isaiah 61 rebuilding that will at last have them truly represent their name. These storms have all been prophesying various pieces of a master puzzle that must be through the Holy Spirit, put together to receive the instruction we are to receive at this important time of our history.


FINAL WORD ON HURRICANES: (Slave Trade Routes and “the earth disclosing its’ blood”)


In a previous word I also suggested witchcraft could have a role with the hurricanes and their destructive element. For more than 15 years, I have studied and observed the relationship between Atlantic hurricanes, witchcraft, and the slave trade routes. All the above mentioned hurricanes were formed off Cape Verde in West Africa. I have known for years that witchdoctors released essentially payback through the hurricanes that would cross the Atlantic on the same routes as the slave trade—that may have seen upwards of 10 million slaves thrown overboard. That is a lot of spilt blood. Curses do not alight without a cause. I am also aware that Cuba is the stronghold for the Santeria witchcraft that exists in virtually all Caribbean nations and islands.


Santeria began over 500 years by the slaves that were brought to the Caribbean by the Europeans. Yes, blacks were heavily involved in the front end of the slave trade in Africa as a form of decimating a conquered tribe, but it was the white European settlers and seamen that brought the slaves over. Santeria was, in essence, the religious cover for the slaves and their original Yoruban witchcraft that allowed them to exercise a “religion” with Catholic overtones. It was not so much a syncretism that valued Catholicism, but rather a survival strategy to allow them to continue to practice an original witchcraft. 


Christopher Columbus was the first European to bring slavery to the Caribbean. In his writings he also details the first reported hurricane in the Caribbean’s history while he was at the Hispaniola island that holds Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is not conclusive that there were no hurricanes before slavery, but there is also no proof that there were Atlantic hurricanes before slavery. It is something to consider. Is. 26:21 talks about the earth “disclosing its blood” and it being judgment. We and many others had done reconciliatory intercession back in the time of Katrina and the other great hurricanes (Wilma, Rita, etc.). For 12 years we have had no significant hurricanes hit us. I think perhaps we regressed in the last couple of years with the racial animosity fomented not just between black and white but also with the Hispanics. We really haven’t regressed on racial matters, it is just that the next generation (black, white, hispanic etc.) is so ready for race to be a non-issue that they are finding any remnants of it that exist and demanding that it be done with forever. While they are doing so it is exposing remnants in the previous generation and this has inflamed the rhetoric. There is a good and a bad to it all.




recent post, I also stated that I didn’t really think we showed much authority over the hurricanes, though many insisted we did. I applaud us trying and there is no shame for anyone for attempting to take authority. We have to do this. However, gaining authority is something we step into as we resolve the justice or sin matters that are relevant. In Mt. 28:17 Jesus announced that He now had “all authority in heaven and earth.” Earlier in chapter 4, during the temptation of Jesus, Satan had bragged of the authority that he (Satan) had (“bow down and I will give you”). Jesus couldn’t just claim authority because of His superior might but had to atone with His own blood the sin/justice matters. Then He had “all authority.”  Today we can take advantage of what Jesus did on the cross by inviting Him in to every sin matter- to forgive and justify. However, just like in personal salvation it is not automatic- unless He is invited in. In other words we are not just learning to exercise authority, we are learning to reconcile.


I do see amazing grace in that the loss of human life was unbelievably low for such devastating winds and rains, yet there were still around 200 deaths from the above mentioned storms. At last report, Harvey’s toll was 77 deaths- but with an astronomical 150-180 billion dollar rebuilding tag (Katrina was 120 B). Irma, which many claim we stopped in some way, killed 88 and caused damages of 55 billion dollars, which is still one of the most damaging hurricanes ever. That is not really stopping it. Furthermore, it devastated Cuba for days as a category 5 hurricane that totally destroyed over 10,000 homes and severely damaged 200,000 homes per a United Nations report. Cuba is 15% born again Christian, so our brothers and sisters were heavily hit. I heard and saw the stories of devastation when I was just there. We can’t really claim much victory with Maria as she pummeled Dominica, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico perhaps into third world status—unless and until we help rebuild. Between the storms they caused over a staggering 300 billion dollars in damage. If we claim that was successfully exercising "spiritual authority" it is going to inhibit us even acknowledging we need to consider the legal sin/justice matters. Let’s advance not just with courage but with wisdom and understanding. I believe a lack of complete reconciliation on past race/slavery matters combined with non-reconciliatory rhetoric across racial lines in the Body has our “walls” down - even while many look to a natural border wall to make us feel safe. Authority over storms can come back to us I believe easily with a little humility and with a little racial reconciliation effort between us. That always starts with “let each esteem the other better than themselves” as opposed to finger pointing.




I also just read a report that said we are in an extreme shortage of manpower to do the monumental rebuilding task brought on because of these hurricanes. We are in need of hundreds of thousands of builders, roofers, painters, landscapers, carpenters, remodelers etc. etc. for the 300 billion dollar rebuild tag that we now have. Where are they going to come from? We already are at historically low unemployment rates so we just don’t even have the manpower for this. At some point someone is going to figure out that we need a multitude of the very Hispanics that we are trying to deport or impede from coming in to America, ironically “to save American jobs.” This might be a good place to embrace some humility that could improve racial relations.




I do believe that President Trump is a “Nehemiah” for America and he has a wall to build. However, I believe the wall he is called to build is much more significant than a border wall. As we have just seen with our Hurricanes, Charlottesville, Las Vegas etc. we are vulnerable in a way that a border wall will not help. “The Wall” President Trump is called to build is a strong economy, a strong military, and a strong dependence on God to “bless America.” He is doing those last three, and there are great enemy forces rising up such as in Nehemiah’s day. There is a “Sanballat and Tobiah” spirit that is extremely angry that Trump is seeking to make America great again (Neh. 2:10). As Neh. 6: 5-13 shows, Nehemiah had to battle false reports and false prophets just like President Trump is having to do today. “Fake news” and “fake end times reports” are abounding but they are all just that. They are distractions. Sanballat means “enemy in secret.” President Trump is battling secret agendas that are progressively being exposed as “draining the swamp” continues to unveil. As he continues to discover that which he was anointed to do, we as the Body of Christ need to stick to foundational Christian love as that which affords our nation its strongest wall of protection. There is common sense border protection but we are in no way impregnable should we get a natural wall. The Lord still must be our Wall for true safety.




I believe that the NEW WAY that has opened up for us in 5778 is a HIDDEN WAY. There are hidden or secret doors to this new way. I believe many are about to experience surprising developments as the Lord, in essence, shocks us by showing us new doors and new ways to do what we are called to do. The hidden doors are often low doors but they lead to great new open destiny fields. We have to go lower to go higher. These "low doors" are embracing humble and reconciliatory positions. We do have to “back down” in many instances—not from the enemy, but from high-minded positions of strength and self-confidence. The secret doors have several contexts to them but there being a new way is going to be a theme of the year.


I have also seen that many are going to be surprisingly lead by the Lord to new spheres or mountains of operation as God is cleverly outwitting the enemy. Many are about to step into opportunities that are clearly God, but they weren’t prophesied over you, nor did you prepare for them. They just divinely opened up. This allows you to step into a place where the enemy has not planned a disruption against you moving forward, and his lack of legitimate opposition is going to allow you to spiritually romp. The enemy has overplayed his hand all across the board and God is going to “trump" him not just with a President, but with His people in every area of society. The enemy is going to be thinking he holds the high cards and that he knows all the options against him but is then going to be shocked at who and how God trumps him in hand after hand. Breakout and breakaway Revival, as well as Reformation leading to a whole sale Renaissance is about to be our present day reality, as we find the new hidden way guarded by the new hidden doors. He is calling us UP but the way there is going to often be hidden. You won’t miss your door if you embrace humility. Women are going to be key doors. Minorities are going to be key doors. People different than us are going to be key doors. Weak, small, foolish things are going to access key doors. The kingdom of God is like a treasure hid in the field and these great treasures are going to be discovered. The kingdom of God on earth is about to be the observable big story of our day.

-Johnny Enlow


Court Adjourned

Amanda Hastings

Court Adjourned (Journal Entry)

By Elizabeth Enlow

Excerpt from "God in Every Season"

Available on Amazon November 11, 2017

God on trial. Every day. Every motive screened and filtered in the courtroom of life. My life. Your life. Every heart has a judge, jury, and a special chair for this Defendant. An endless string of accusations and questioning. And there the Creator of all things and the One who holds me together, sits with perfect patience and profound humility—a ectionate, smiling eyes, happy to have my attention none-the-less. Listening and gently responding as every petal falls to the floor.

Like a child’s game, we pick the petals from a daisy. He loves me. He loves me not. I can’t believe after all these generations we still do this to Him. I still do this to Him. Who can explain Him? Who can figure any of it out? Can He be diminished to my perceptions? To yours? To what we’ve been through or will go through? To what we have or don’t have? Can He be whittled down into our fleeting thoughts or momentary feelings? Only if He wants to.. But who really knows what He wants?

I know I don’t know. And that feels good today. Today my heart rests in knowing a God who will take an eternity to know. Who wants to be known in His fulness. Outside the courtroom.

God, I’m so sorry. Really sorry I’ve chosen the courtroom once again. Let’s go somewhere else today. Anywhere but there.


The Reputation of God—Is He Good, or Not?

Everyone has a reputation, good or bad, including the God of the Universe. A person’s reputation is basically what comes to mind when someone thinks of you or your name is mentioned. It’s your character or nature as it’s perceived or judged by others. To think that the Maker of all things has allowed Himself to be defined in that sense by the very ones who wouldn’t even exist if He hadn’t made us, is truly incredible.. His humility is astounding. I’ve tried to remind myself of that throughout the years when my teenage kids have at times looked at me like I was an idiot. It’s awfully hard in moments like that to not want to express to them the reality that they are here because I made it possible! But that’s not like this Father. He deliberately handed His reputation over to His children and patiently waits while we collectively and individually discover the real Him, His true and correct reputation.

We all do it. We define God by the circumstances of our lives. Even Christians who know better, tend to feel a little more loved and noticed by God when we get that perfect parking space. And who do the most staunch atheists get angry with when life goes horribly wrong?—the God they don’t believe exists. As if a God worth worshiping could be narrowed down to a glitch or a bright spot in our broken and imperfect lives.

I love the way Papa, in one of my favorite books, “The Shack,” explains it:

“The problem is that many folks try to grasp some sense of who I am by taking the best version of themselves, projecting that to the nth degree, factoring in all the goodness they can perceive, which often isn’t much, and then calling that God. And while it may seem like a noble effort, the truth is that it falls pitifully short of who I really am. I’m not merely the best version of you that you can think of. I am far more than that, above and beyond all that you can ask or think.”

We will lose heart and resolve if we don’t understand that we are in a war of the ages over the correct reputation of God. Who does humanity perceive Him to be? Is He a gracious, kind, and compassionate Father who absolutely loves us and desires relationship? Or is He a distant ruler who requires servants to worship Him and keep His commandments because of some unmet need within Himself? This war over His true nature was raging long before you and I were born. And it has always been over the same thing—God’s reputation. Is He good, or not?

The way we answer that question honestly from deep in our core, in the midst of absolutely anything we’re going through, affects how we do life individually and collectively as a society. The question of His goodness affects the core values and beliefs we each live from, as well as the systems we collectively set into motion in every area of culture. The way each nation functions as it relates to its institutions (economic, educational, governmental, religious, family, arts and entertainment, and media), is a direct reflection of what the people think God is or isn’t like—and ultimately a reflection of how much they trust Him. If our conclusion is that He is good, then the logical conclusion is that He can be trusted. When we trust someone, we will partner with them and seek out their input. At best, we keep distance from someone we don’t trust, including God. When we don’t truly believe that God is good, then we don’t trust Him and we distance ourselves from Him, whether we’re aware of it or not. To the degree that we distance ourselves from God, to that same degree we will do things independently of Him, our best way, which is clearly inferior to His better ways that are sourced from perfectand selfless love for us.

Beyond the question of God’s goodness, there are yet deeper questions I believe every heart asks (at least subconsciously)... “What is God’s heart towards me? Does He really care about me? If I matter to Him, then why has He let me go through ( fill in the blank)? Am I important and, if so, why doesn’t He give me something important to do?” Do any of these questions sound familiar? The ramifications of how we end up answering are huge. I believe every heart of every person that has ever lived has sought the answers, which has shaped the world in which we now live. In time, each correct answer will eventually crescendo into the knowledge of the glory of God filling the whole earth and every knee bowing before Him. In the meantime, we wrestle internally and the world wrestles on every stage of culture of every nation, from our economic systems, to our education systems, to our systems of government, etc. Each area of culture uniquely displays the lies we have collectively believed and continue to perpetuate about God—all because we don’t trust Him. All because we won’t do things His way, because we simply don’t trust Him.

My point is that there is a greater narrative than simply your personal story, but your personal journey is intricately connected to it. And it all has everything to do with the spiritual war zone we were born into. What you’ve personally battled over and come up against again and again is so much bigger than you are. That’s why it’s so hard. You’re not just fighting for yourself or generations before or after you in your lineage. Nor are you simply fighting to attain your version of success or happiness or to fulfill your God-given potential. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you are contending to know and experience the truth of God’s heart for you in the face of great contradiction and mystery— while you’re simultaneously fighting creation’s war for the truth of who God is as Love to be revealed in all of society itself. The war will be won through individuals like yourself, who become fully convinced that His heart towards us is indeed good. Every individual battle that you win, to personally believe in and live from the goodness of God, is evidence of the kingdom itself coming to earth—the very greatest victory that is promised us.

The war began in the heart of Lucifer who then engaged all of humanity when he tempted Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the one tree in the Garden of Eden that God said not to—the supernatural tree of the knowledge of good and evil. When they ate it, their ability to think and process in terms of good and evil was awakened, along with every other person’s ability that has lived since then. From that moment forward, humanity began to look at something or someone through the grid of whether it or they were good, or evil. More importantly, we began to look at God and attempt to determine if He was good, or evil—if He was for us or against us, if He truly cared about us or not, if He could be trusted. Adam and Eve, who had lived daily walking in incredible intimacy with God and dependency on Him, never previously doubted His intentions towards them, for they were incapable of doing so. This in complete contrast to Lucifer, who had been banished to the earth for judging God and ruling himself equal to the One who created him.

So, right in the face of the fallen enemy, God put the first of His beloved sons and daughters into a situation that He knew would land them and us where we are now—God on trial every day, in every heart and mind, in every context of life and culture, in every front page hot- topic, day in and day out, season after season, and generations following generations. Doubting Him. Judging Him as if we had all the facts, all knowledge, and could decipher it all in the context of perfect love—none of which we have within ourselves apart from Him. Just because we are able to perceive if something or someone (God) is good or evil, doesn’t mean we have perceived correctly. I know that sounds so obvious, but it doesn’t come easily to actually live from that reality. Because of the one bite from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we naturally gravitate towards wrongly perceiving the One who created us through the lter of whatever we’re going through at the time. But didn’t God basically bring that on Himself? Why? Always ask why.

The Point of Life—Relationship, Not War

Although the war is real and the idea of remaining on the judgement seat tempts us all, the war was never God’s original plan or desire for creating us. And because He is God, His original plan has never been interrupted or set-back, even by the enemy, sin, or the forbidden fruit. The reason the war started in the first place was because God desired one thing—an intimate relationship with ones He created in His image, a counterpart. That’s so amazing when we really think about it. The God of the Universe, the Creator of all things, chose to want us. He set up everything we now see in order to provide each of our hearts as the objects of His pure affection for all of eternity. If that was what He wanted all along, then we must ask ourselves why He put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden to begin with? If He knew any of us would’ve succumbed to the temptation like Adam and Eve did, then why give anyone access to it? Doesn’t He make the rules?

If the war is over the correct reputation of God (Is He good?) and the goal all along was relationship, then how does real relationship happen? We are made in His image, so it gives us a bit of a clue when we look at how He wired us: What does your heart need in order for real relationship to exist with someone? True intimacy cannot exist outside of the context of freedom, more specifically freedom to choose intimacy or not choose it. Authentic intimacy also requires mutuality, not hierarchy—mutual freedom to choose, mutual knowledge of the other, mutual trust, and a mutual option not to trust. I’m not a theologian or a philosopher, but in matters of the heart, from experience I can tell you these are all necessary components for what our hearts, and God’s heart, is longing for—relationship, not religion. Hence the need for the dreaded tree that He knew would forever change the way this all went down.

Giving them access to the very tree He told them not to eat from was a risk, but not in the ways we generally think. There was no true risk in putting it there, for He did it fully knowing the choice that would be made, after all, He is God. But He knew, and profoundly valued, the real risk that would follow—would we each individually and subsequently nation by nation, grow in the knowledge (correct perception) of His glory and goodness enough that we would choose Him? And when we chose, He so wanted something real with us that He was willing to make sure we each had the same options Adam and Eve had—the potential for doubt, for choice, for trust, for a correct knowledge of Him, and ultimately for intimate relationship. Eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil didn’t just unleash sin in the world, giving us a need for a Savior. It actually secured for us and for Him the potential for true intimacy, which is what He wanted all along. The enemy was and still is a little pawn in God’s ultimate plan and our victory.

Of course, when Jesus came to earth, generations after the garden incident, He restored what had been temporarily lost. It was so much more than what many assume. Jesus didn’t just come to die on the cross to save us from sin and give us the way to once again be in relationship with God (as awesome and as necessary as that is!), but He came to restore back to our hearts the correct reputation of God so that we would want an intimate relationship with Him to begin with. Jesus showed us through the way He lived, served, healed, taught, died, and was resurrected—that His Father, our Father, not only exists, but is indeed good and has the most perfect intention of love and only love towards every heart. 




The War Zone

Amanda Hastings

The War Zone 

By Elizabeth Enlow

Excerpt from "God in Every Season"

Available on Amazon November 11, 2017


“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8 NIV

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.”
Ephesians 6: 12-13 NKJV

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God.
We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4: 8-9 NLT


A Very Real War—A Very Real Love (Journal Entry)

The terrorist of all terrorists drops bombs when you least expect it. Your heart shreds and the ringing in your ears makes it almost impossible to hear The Still Small Voice. The collateral damage in a very real war is seen all around and with it the lies permeate the scene of destruction—as piercing as a thousand sirens mixed in with the choir of cries for help. This is the way this season began, but it will not end here. It never does because You never change. The only One who can reverse torn lives is right in the midst. None of it surprises You or scares You away. And although I am pierced to my core, it, this, makes me more sure of You, more than I ever have been. All the pain and lies from many years ago fall fresh again, but like all pain, it brings with it a gift. So desperately, I open pain’s plainly wrapped package, revealing a wonderful surprise...

Surrender. The joy of surrender. Oh my soul, and strength in surrendering to this terrifying reality of how very little control I have. In a world full of the freedoms and choices and rights of billions of souls each imposing their will upon the rest, I will find my steadfast in the One whose choices matter the most. The One whose choices are launched by love alone and always hit their mark in every heart that dares to hope for more, that dares to hope for Him.

I surrender to Love. To Love that constantly recalculates towards mercy, kindness, and goodness—no matter the obstacles, slow-downs, or twists and turns. Like water that cannot be contained, Your love reaches through the cracks and crevices of every wall of doubt and evil fortress of lies, rushing to the lowest places whether beckoned or not. More relentless than any fear or torment that pursues my soul, is this One, this Love. Love in action—love set into motion as sure as sunrise and sunset, minutes and hours, days and months, years and generations, every single season of my soul. Season after season You awaken me. Season after season, deeper and deeper. Cycles of Your purposes and plans unfolding—all so that I might know You. So that I can know the real You and Your true intentions towards me.

Season after season, that I might know just how loved I am. Season after season, so that I might know Love.



If somehow you haven’t realized by now, let me tell you some helpful information. You were born into a war zone. All this craziness just above your head and deep inside your soul is nothing less than a very real battle that’s raging between an enemy (who wants you dead in all the wrong ways) and your soul—a soul which can only participate in a very real, already-accomplished victory when it is dead in all the right ways. We experience life lived from victory when our soul is dead to performance and striving. Dead to our rights and our ways. Dead to fear and torment. Dead to lies that would tempt us to think God is less than He really is and His heart towards us is anything less than perfectly good. In order to live within the victory God has secured for you, our soul must become dead to everything that could separate us from the love of God—dead to sin and fully alive to Christ in us.

So what does that look like minute by minute, day by day, and season by season? What do the spiritual concepts we, in theory, believe and embrace look like in the midst of seasons of exhaustion or celebration, in hiddenness or on the front lines, in failures or in successes? We claim to value such things as faith, wisdom, hope, kindness, trust, and covenant, yet it’s easy to lose hold of those convictions when we’re living from pain and fear, stuck in survival mode. The seasons of life seem to haphazardly toss us from one crisis to the next, with occasional reprieves in between.

The cycles or seasons we go through, literally and figuratively, aren’t simply an organizational system put into place by a distant God to help us earthlings keep track of time. The seasons you go through, and the one you are currently in, are the very backdrop on the stage of the greatest love story and romance of all...yours. The various seasons of your soul are your assurance that, not only is your journey with God real, but your story isn’t over yet. God Himself escorts you through the changing seasons, makes sure you don’t get stuck, and gets the last word on everything that concerns you, because He cares about you. Seasons are an expression of His intimate intentionality to keep you moving forward, progressing, and growing in the knowledge of Him and His true heart for you, beyond the unpredictable challenges and victories that arise. 

No matter what season you're in today, know that you're not alone. God Himself is with you and, if you'll invite Him into the midst of whatever it looks like, He'll make sure the process is worth where it's all leading you to.



Amanda Hastings


As I write this post the rain is still falling in Houston. What reportedly is the worst rainstorm in US history continues to drench Texas and now Louisiana- before it heads north to perhaps flood other states. In a matter of a few days 50 inches of rain has fallen. Surely no city on the earth could take that much water in such a short time without dire consequences. As of this moment the low loss of life has to be considered miraculous. Yet, a preliminary estimate has the damages of this disaster exceeding 100 billion dollars with a timetable of years before “normality" will ever come back to Houston, if at all. Even early in this process I believe that the Lord has something to say. Houston will rise again and be famed as a City of Hope- but I will get to that in a moment. First, I will address some relevant questions being asked.

Was it Judgment from God?

Suddenly prophecies of “judgment” have surfaced everywhere attaching Houston’s flooding to the large abortion center they have there or the fact that they had a gay mayor. As I ponder on that, I wonder why the city would not be flooded WHILE the gay mayor was still in office- and not sure why God couldn’t figure out how to isolate the abortion center with the flooding. If He is into saving innocent lives, why is He allowing so much harm to thousands of innocents (with some deaths) in order to teach that lesson? Could He not have just hit the abortion clinic with lightning bolts and made the message a little clearer? Why does God destroy the livelihood of thousands of innocents to judge the sin of a few? Even the "Old Testament God" wouldn’t destroy Sodom and Gomorrah- "if there were but 10 righteous”. Yet, here He is wiping out a city of millions in order to get to the evil minority? Tragically this type of thinking represents the status quo thinking for so many believers today. Sadly, it reveals our own broken perception of our Father which we then confidently/defiantly pass on to others. For the record, I don’t believe that this represents judgment from God. As Jesus told His own “judgment expectant” disciples in Luke 9:56, when they wanted to call down fire from heaven on those who resisted God in the flesh (could there a greater offense?)-“ the Son of Man came not to destroy lives but to save lives."

Was it the Devil?

Well, one thing we know is that the devil has a very reduced vision and mission statement and that is “to steal, kill and destroy”. Any time there is anything stolen, anyone killed or anything destroyed- it is good to suspect his involvement. Furthermore if people misbehaving (sin), gives him a legal right to destroy a city or nation, surely there is no city or nation in the world that is safe. However, though under substantial satanic duress, the world continues to expand its population, cities continues to grow, and even nations advance. Why is not every city with “abominable sinners" under water? If the answer to that question is that intercessors stem the judgment then why were they ignored in Houston? I happen to know there are some good ones there. Now, I am not necessarily going to give a lot of neat tidy answers to matters there aren’t neat and tidy answers for -but let me just tell you what I am hearing from the Lord. Creation too has a voice.

When Creation Groans and Travails

Romans 8:22 says that “creation groans and travails for the revealing of the sons of God.” What it doesn’t tell us is HOW creation groans and travails and what that looks like. I will suggest to you that many so called natural disasters are neither God, Satan or chance but an expression of creation crying out for the children of God to be who they are supposed to be- so that creation itself can be what it is called to be. Romans 8:21 says that “creation itself, will be brought into the glorious liberty of the sons of God”. 

I suppose in some way it could be considered “judgment” that we are not yet there, but it is not intended as judgment but rather a cry for freedom. We know that when Jesus died the earth shook and went dark, and that neither of these were connected to either an order from God or an involvement of Satan. Added to this mystery of creation having a voice, is the fact that certain angels are given latitudes we don’t fully know the limits to even if we have neat and tidy “angel doctrines”. In Exodus 23: 20,21 the Lord told Moses to tell the people to “not provoke" the angel that He was sending among them because if not he would not "pardon their transgressions". This angel was presumably Michael and we are not told exactly what his “not pardoning” would look like. I do know that I was told by the Spirit some time back that territorial angels were being given orders to do what was necessary to bring their cities, regions and nations into alignment with their destiny. Ultimately I believe we are going to see a lot more partnering between great angels and creation towards the reformation of cities and nations. If it strikes you as bizarre that creation would have intelligence, remember that at the quantum subatomic particle level everything has its own distinct frequency and sound. That frequency and sound represents some level of communicating intelligence even if it is operationally different than those made directly in His image. 

Hurricane Harvey

I don’t think there is any coincidence in the name that this storm was given. Harvey means “battle worthy” or “ready for war”. The name stood out to me because last year I was shown by the Spirit a very great angel of "Harvest Glory" nicknamed Harvey. I talked about it in a word I released right before the Azusa Now event in Los Angeles ("Azusa Now: The Convergence of the Ages and the Harvest Glory Angel". Elijah List) I was shown that he was a great angel that had wide parameters of operation and that he was being released at another level at the stadium event. I had a couple people later contact me saying they saw this great angel there and described him similarly to how I described him- with one even drawing what they saw. He is huge and glorious and carries a sickle that operates as an extension of himself. He is all about harvesting people and nations and is always associated with bringing great economic help and releasing great anointing and spiritual mantles. His initial activation, as it were, in the United States was at the 1906 Azusa Street Revival. All the shifts and changes of the last year are very connected to the breakthrough of the Azusa Now event and Hurricane Harvey is now taking it to the next level. I believe this angel is being activated as a "heavenly hurricane" at this time and extreme anointed change/reform is what he is bringing. More explanation coming.

Coming Through Corpus Christi

Of no coincidence either is that the hurricane came through Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi means “the Body of Christ” and this is where the spiritual hurricane is now going to come through as we are thrust into the harvest glory of revival AND reformation. The nations are the reward HE is due for the suffering He went through. Corpus Christi was deeply affected by the powerful winds and over 20 inches of rain - but they were not devastated. Likewise the church is about to experience powerful, unignorable winds of the Holy Spirit and a flooding of new manifestations and levels of His glory. There is definitely correction involved in this powerful visitation- but it is all to serve the greater glory. Expect to see an increase of strong winds of reformation for the Body of Christ. 

A 500-Year Flood/500 Year Anniversary of Protestant Reformation

It has been reported multiple times already that the flooding from Harvey is a one-in-500 year event (some say perhaps even one-in-1000 year event). It has already been confirmed as the greatest rainfall in our nations history. We have also been pointing out that this year we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, with the understanding that we are now going into Reformation 2.0 -the reformation of nations. Harvey coming on the heels of a most rare total solar eclipse further confirms to us that we have entered into unprecedented days of kingdom advance (more on that in recent prophetic words as well). Jesus is not now coming FOR us, as many are mistakingly perceiving, but He is now coming TO us. It is a “coming" of sorts- but after coming TO us, He is going to come THROUGH us, before it will be time to come FOR us. Before that stage 3 “coming" we will be a spotless Bride, worthy of her majestic Bridegroom, but we are far from that at this time. Whatever plan you make, let it be at least 100 years.

September 23, 2017 Coming of Jesus?

As an aside, the September 23 constellation alignment date that many are believing matches Revelation 12 is not as rare as being reported. About 90% of the “rare” alignments happen every year and the Jupiter quotient happens every 12 years. It is somewhat rare, but less so than the eclipse. The heavens ARE speaking and declaring the glory of God, but is all about Him coming TO us and THROUGH us and not about Him coming FOR us. He would be the Author of failure and a miscarried master plan if He returned now. In America, it seems half the church “hated" Obama during the last presidency (and they let me know that when I informed how God was using him) and now the other half “hates" Trump (and they let me know that when I tell how God is using him :)). We are primarily an undiscerning, bickering, powerless, low-grade-love, church at this time (yikes- sorry) and not really something that our doting Father is proud to present to Jesus as His Bride. The good news is He loves us passionately anyway and He is going to pour out His liquid love on us until we abandon our old “homes” and find higher ground. All we need is LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. He is going to flood us until it is the only real story in town.

Why Houston?

I believe we do a tremendous misreading of events and reality if we look at Houston as deserving this flooding in any way. Yes, there have been abortionists and homosexuals prominently displayed in this city, but that in no wise sums up who this city is. Houston has been the oil capital of the United States and it has also been known as “Space City” because of the presence of NASA and the Houston Command Center that saw us land on the moon among other significant space accomplishments. It is also a major “Bible Belt” city with many great churches, as well as the largest church in America, Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church. While a religious spirit has been a significant detriment to the kingdom of God in Houston, it is still a city with many friends of God. A yet more amazing destiny awaits Houston.

Hope and Joel Osteen

Here I might surprise many of you and tell you that Joel Osteen is very popular - in heaven. He has been bashed by much of the church for being “an inch deep and a mile wide” but that is not heaven’s perspective at all. The rarest commodity on planet earth for sometime has been hope. Even people who will champion love are often very challenged in their hope levels. True hope is something you have to intentionally cultivate and though it can look like shallow "positive thinking"- when it is real, it is almost the greatest force on earth. Joel Osteen has built his life and ministry on developing and releasing hope. If you ever just feel discouraged turn on the TV and find Joel Osteen somewhere. You will immediately feel encouraged. Beyond his words there is an anointing he carries that is tied in to multigenerational blessings that are on him. He has a church of over 50,000, millions of followers on social media, through TV he reaches over 20 million a month in over 100 nations, he has 7 NY Times best seller books, there are radio stations that play his messages around the clock - and in every ministry expression you will find yourself exposed to and infected by hope. He is widely followed by “unbelievers” because they are starving for the hope he dishes out. Somehow he has figured out that a minister of the "good news” has to carry a spirit of good news. Joel Osteen is the world's greatest exporter of this rarest resource on the planet- hope. Furthermore he has had to defend his hopeful perspective on God and life in setting after setting - both secular or religious. If you look up his name, he has been labeled a “prosperity preacher” and that is somehow in todays Christian environment a no-no. Do we really want “poverty preachers” or “despair preachers”? Is that really what we think is the true essence of the gospel (which means “good news”)? Did Jesus really come and promote abundant poverty and challenge? Or did He say I come that you might have abundant life (John 10:10)? If poverty were a virtue would it not exist in heaven? Does anyone believe that’s the case? Yes, I know there are and have been “prosperity preachers” who use it to manipulate for great offerings. Joel is not one of those. Oh that the Christian world would embrace the God that is presented by Joel Osteen. If being hopeful and joyful is “shallow", then heaven must also be shallow. 

Joel’s Army?

I have been shown that something about this whole Houston flooding has to do with God promoting Joel Osteen. Perhaps that is why there was a quick and unfair cheap shot taken at him and his church by the press. Believe me God is promoting him. Joel will now be invited to spiritually spearhead the rebuilding of Houston. While many are thinking and saying that the city needs to be given up on- God has other things in mind. Houston will rise again and be known as a City of Hope. There is an opportunity for the Body of Christ to recognize that God the Redeemer is up to something big as it relates to the restoration of Houston. The spirit of death and the spirit of religion is being flooded out of town and it is going to allow for this city to arise as a model of reformation. Houston was named after Samuel Houston and the Samuel anointing is going to rise in the city. Samuel was the prophet who carried oil. Houston has been known for natural oil - but will now be known for spiritual oil. The Hope Reformation oil from what God does in the city will spread and “anoint” cities that will arise like David and kill their Goliaths. The “Joel’s Army” for today, will be those that arise in the same spirit as the appropriately named Joel Osteen. Joel Osteen is being commissioned and empowered to raise a “Joel’s Army” and they will be victorious as the name of his life and ministry partner Victoria Osteen would tell us. Corpus of Christi get behind this man and couple and pick up of his spirit- even for yourself. You need what he carries to thrive in the coming days.

Healing the Gulf with Mexico

Hurricane Harvey did not cross the Atlantic as the eventual category 4 storm it became. That dynamic happened as it came into the Gulf of Mexico where the water was described as “unusually hot”. Overheated waters in the Gulf of Mexico caused the Hurricane build up. While many in our nation (perhaps inspired by our President) are arising with anti-immigrant sentiment, none of that is pleasing to the Lord. Though God is using President Trump for many important matters and will yet use him for greater matters- this is not an area where he expresses the heartbeat of God. Accordingly expect him to progressively retreat from that posture. This whole Hurricane phenomenon has many pieces of the puzzle- but one of them is that an undesirable “heating of the waters” existed that played out in undesirable consequences. This is a time for healing of the gulf WITH Mexico. Part of the incendiary national discourse taking place has to do with a need to repair thoughts and dialogue regarding hispanic immigrants. Now is a real good time for that.

250,000 Immigrants will be Needed To Rebuild

After the initial multi-billion dollar damages pay out there will be a major boom in the building industry caused by the flooded region (add Louisiana to that mix). While many in America are operating to the distorted narrative that hispanic immigrants are “taking our jobs”, the reality is that even BEFORE Harvey the national building industry was in great need of workers. Overall the nation has over 6 million jobs available that are not being filled. We already have an almost record low unemployment level and this is only going to go down. Our nation is presently more in need of workers than jobs. President Trump is also about to embark on a major rebuilding of America infrastructure initiative that might cost above a trillion and demand hundreds of thousands of workers willing to do that type of work. Who are the workers willing to do that kind of work? As you know it is primarily the hispanic immigrant population (legal or otherwise) that is famed for their work ethic and that has been building America for some time. We must end our misperception of their role in America as they have been very key for us and will now be extremely key for us. 

Watch as the real numbers come out and you will see that we will need a force of around 250,000 to rebuild Houston and we will either have to allow for special work permits to abound or re-think our immigration policies. There is nothing wrong with making our borders more secure but there is attached dialogue that has created an unnecessary rift/gulf with Mexico and Latin America and with the immigrant populace in general. Telling and retelling anecdotal violent exceptions from the latino immigrant pool only “heats up the waters” in an unnecessary way. Body of Christ, lets get back to the assignment of being "ministers of reconciliation" as we are biblically charged to do (2 Cor. 5:18-21). Furthermore Jesus is still saying “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Mt. 5:9). It is of no coincidence that the 67 mile wide "path of totality" for the recent total eclipse essentially began in Salem, Oregon and that a total of 7 Salems were in that path. The word Salem means “peace” or “peaceful” and God has a Psalm 67 “face shining on us” reality as we embrace that. I will tell you that “creation itself” is going to continue to "act up" in ways that look like “judgment” until we abandon the hostile, polarized thinking and talking that we have been deeply engaged in. The Corpus of Christ (Body of Christ) must take the lead in this and in doing so you might have to abandon some of your present “talking points”. There has been an expanded “gulf” along racial lines FOR CHRISTIANS since the election and we all have opportunities to tone down the rhetoric and become the blessed "Salem/Shalom makers". May we quickly respond as we ought. I believe that we will.

-Johnny Enlow


Amanda Hastings

This August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be experienced over the totality of the United States. This eclipse will speak of a convergence of convergences over our nation and it is significant. A secular report stated, “A total eclipse is a dance of three partners: the moon, the sun, and the earth,” and this is what we will be looking at. In symbolism, the sun (light) speaks of God, the moon speaks of the church (reflected light), and the earth speaks of the world (object of the light). There is a rare alignment of the three that will cause the unusual phenomenon and attraction called a total solar eclipse. 

For our nation this will be the first coast to coast total eclipse in 99 years (1918). Additionally, it will be the first total solar eclipse of its kind for the United States since 1776 when we became a nation. These realities alone tell us that this eclipse is messaging something very unique. There will be a path 67 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina where there will be minutes of total darkness. Millions will travel into this “sash" across America to gaze at the heavens and watch the interplay between the sun and the moon. They will see a sunset and sunrise, of sorts, take place just minutes apart from each other and it will be visually stunning because of the quick shifting between “black and white.” Related to this, we are headed for an extended season of black and white power confrontations with the demonic that are going to be strategically set up by God in order to accelerate kingdom advancement. We are going to carry this into the 7 mountains of society as kingdom reformation advances begin to come in with power. More on that in a moment…


Now there are some who have gotten impatient for the full manifestation of the prophesied breakthroughs over America and the world. However, we must realize that it has, in fact, been happening and coming in a sequence of relentless waves. For instance, the Azusa Now timetable and events DID release an important wave; the Trump presidency represents another wave; even the Brexit vote from last year is a contributing wave; the celebrating of the Hebraic year 5777 is very significant and I have spoken into that multiple times. Significant also is that this year we will celebrate 500 years since the Protestant Reformation erupted, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the doors of the Wittenberg Chapel. We have since then lived in the afterglow of that doctrinal victory— we now have 2.4 billion followers of Jesus who by and large understand that salvation is only through the blood of Jesus. Even the Catholic Church has amended its foundational tenet on salvation to reflect that. We now enter into Reformation 2.0 where it is all about reformation of society— an entirely different genre of reformation. For 500 years, we primarily celebrated our access into heaven, and now we will enter an era where we will celebrate heaven breaking into society. We will go from being excessively future heavenly-minded to being champions of “on earth as it is in heaven,” thus embracing Jesus original "magna carta" as stated in Matthew chapters 5 through 7.

We are also in the 50 year celebration of Jerusalem’s remarkable reconnection with Israel, as well as the 50 year anniversary of the Jesus Movement. There are so many other convergences as well, but to not overwhelm you with those, I will leave it at that. Just know that we are in a remarkable convergence of convergences and that many Christian leaders are misreading the times as being particularly difficult, “critical,” or otherwise panic-worthy— but the truth is that the opposite is true. Kingdom gains are unprecedented. The reason some of us are a bit anxious and confused is because some of us are a bit out of tune and sync with God and His present storyline. It requires us ascending to a higher place than our own skills of observation and logic, and into accessing the mind of Christ. We have to learn how to be Calebs when our tendency is to process like the 10 spies.

AUGUST 21 and ROMANS 8:21

August 21 is of course 08/21. I was led to go to Romans 8:21 as significant: “Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.” God is about assist us in being delivered from our own personal “decay,” so that we can give away what we have. We have offered society very little other than our finger-pointing. It is not our finger-pointing that delivers society but rather our own "glorious liberty.” I was shown that we as the church are quite demonized at this time, as I saw a picture of us having “critters” hanging all over us— perhaps similar to what Rick Joyner described in his book, The Final Quest. From the day of the coming solar eclipse on, there is going to be a skyrocketing of unavoidable power clashes between the demonic and that which is the kingdom of God. This will be orchestrated by God to accelerate this defining age of reformation and era of renaissance. Many of us are catering to and even nurturing the demonic in our own lives— and just like in an eclipse, things are about to go clearly "black and white.” As that happens, it will accelerate us getting gloriously free. As we get free we will help THEM get free— and there is no THEM. It is all US. A heavenly reset takes place August 21, and this reset is going to cause demonic confrontations to come back out of the back rooms into open meetings and more importantly into open places on the 7 Mountains. The tops of the mountains of society are highly demonized, and we are not going to occupy the mountains on behalf of the kingdom unless we begin to better carry a demon-busting anointing. He is going to help us do this.


My attention was quite drawn to the fact that there will be a 67-mile wide path of the total dark part of the eclipse all from the shores of Oregon (West Coast) and to the shores of South Carolina (East Coast). I was shown that this path will release, as it were, an "open heaven" for the prophetic— from sea to shining sea. The cities on the pathway are significant and even as multitudes of “seers” will be gathering and be given the best views imaginable for heavenly highlights— so too will this stripe across the nation experience an increased measure of the prophetic. Spiritual eagles will arise across this pathway of “totality" and release hope and life across this nation. It is not coincidental that essentially where The Elijah List is based from in Albany, Oregon, is where the eclipse will begins. Key cities in the path are Kansas City (essential nest of many of the prophets of our generation), Nashville and Charleston, and South Carolina where it all ends. Major prophetic windows will remain open over these cities (and the others in the pathway) from the day this reset takes place. The Elijah List will begin to release higher and higher levels of revelation into the nation and the world. A more hopeful and hope-filled prayer, holiness, and justice movement will emerge from Kansas City. The new Nashville prophets will particularly show up in music and the arts. A new reformation sound is coming. Charleston will surprise us with a new upgraded mix of the apostolic and prophetic. However, watch the whole path all across the nation as an opening will be across all cities in the pathway. It will also be special in places like Salem, Oregon; Casper, Wyoming; and Lincoln, Nebraska. There is almost nothing coincidental about this particular solar eclipse, and virtually every detail is speaking a prophetic message as “the heavens declare the glory of God.” The 67 mile-wide pathway is one of those. 

Psalm 67:1 “God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.”  The whole chapter of Psalm 67 is exciting and insightful, but this first verse really lays out God’s heart for America at this time and is a connection we are to be making with the 67 number. The middle of the chapter tells of God judging the people justly and governing the nations of the earth. This is all part of what God is doing and further orchestrating even through what seems like the chaotic presidency of Donald Trump. The anticipated point of a total solar eclipse is to be able to look at the sun (with appropriate eyewear of course) and see the sun shining on us. The Biblical terminology of “face shining on us” is always representative of favor and grace. This is still a season of great mercy and blessing on the United States. Whatever other “hiccup” happens, we must never lose sight of this.

The 67 number is also to connect us with 1967. We are at the 50 year mark of The Jesus Movement and there is to be a celebrating and revisiting of that move of God, as well as being taken to the next level of Holy Spirit activity. The Jesus Movement was spearheaded by a young, on fire for God, hippie named Lonnie Frisbee. He was not only the catalyst for that movement, but also for the Calvary Chapel and Vineyard denominations who essentially owe their existence to this man. Lonnie Frisbee has not really been honored properly for his role in any of those three movements because of his struggles with homosexuality that became public, eventually subsequently succumbing to AIDS. What seems to be most forgotten by religious leaders that want to diminish Frisbee’s role in that world-shifting time period, is that God chose to use this man to release the great spiritual breakthrough of his generation. 

The Lord has shown me that there is yet a proper honoring of Lonnie Frisbee that is to come on earth. As much as people may be aware of how he failed the church, if people knew all the truth, they would be aware that the church failed Lonnie more than Lonnie failed the church. With a pure loving heart, Lonnie started out with manifestations of raw power of God reflected in great authority over demons. He quickly became a sensation because of the anointing on his life. Once you become famous in church circles, the road is often very treacherous as those in influential places are often quite wounded and therefore prone to treachery. When everyone knows that your presence at their church, meeting, or event can add people, legitimacy, and money— then all kinds of manipulations get brought into place that can dishearten the most pure-hearted. The brokenness in church leadership was very damaging to Lonnie Frisbee and caused him to regress in areas of his wounding. Nevertheless, I believe the Lord is about to release 50 “Lonnie Frisbee” mantles and these will operate again initially and primarily outside the 4 walls of the church. These will be those new leaders who march to the beat of a different drum, love the unlovely, and burn with a passionate fire for God’s kingdom to be released on the earth. They will be known by great authority over demons and an unconditional love for “sinners.” Church, watch out, because out of the woodpile of brokenness is about to arise a new breed of leaders who will burn with so much intensity that our status quo will be forever challenged. 


I have found myself surprised at what the Lord has recently shown me. He showed me our demonized condition even as the church, and He said it is time to get back to a balanced perspective on deliverance. We over-corrected and are suffering because of it. One of the things that came in strongly from the time of The Jesus Movement was an attention to casting out demons— which up until then, much of the church considered as not necessary or not biblical. People like Lonnie Frisbee spearheaded the popularizing of “exorcisms,” but soon it was a central focus all throughout the Pentecostal/Charismatic community. Many will remember the very popular book released in 1973, Pigs in the Parlor by Frank and Ida Hammond, as that expanded this focus in a great way. Soon, everything was a demon. Popular comedian Flip Wilson was maybe best-known for his phrase “the devil made me do it” that seems to have come out of that prevailing mindset in the church of that day. I was in a movement that essentially wanted every single person to go through personal deliverance. You were seated in a chair and demons were commanded to manifest and then cast out. The whole thing did get carried away. It became gimmicky as well, as all sorts of new “exorcism” models came out— some where you just stated a sin or issue and followed with a cough that you generated to expel the demon. There was some fruit from that model but it greatly diminished its power encounter effect. In its out-of-balance state, almost no attention was given to heart and soul matters. Counseling was minimized and sometimes demonized. Every problem was always a demon. Homosexuality was a demon. Cancer was a demon. Lust was a demon. A bad attitude was a demon. Laziness was a demon. I had someone try to cast out an “Enlow spirit” and I wondered what that spirit was before there were Enlows. As you see, a truth had been restored to the Body of Christ but it went too far. 

However, the Lord says we have now gone too far in our correction. Whereas, in past days people essentially tried to cast out “the flesh,” now we are trying to counsel and manage demons. We are taking and recommending medicines and drugs to treat demonic conditions. You don’t manage demons with drugs and counsel— you cast out demons. Yes, the counsel should precede and then followup on the demonic eviction— but demons still need to be cast out. I have taught a pretty good theory that demons are like flies— they are attracted to garbage. If you get rid of the garbage (lies or whatever it is that needs to be addressed), the flies/demons will leave as well. However, the Lord reminded me that this is only generally true and not a hard rule. He showed me how He, in the scriptures, cast out demons and that at times, that act alone solved the whole problem. In Matthew 8, he cast out Legion (thousands of demons) from one man and that very day they saw him in his right mind. He apparently was fixed of the “garbage” at the same time. In Matthew 9, Jesus casts a mute demon out of a man and he immediately could speak. He reminded me when I did that same thing. I didn’t have to cast the demon out and then counsel the garbage out— I just cast the demon out and the root matter was fixed. In my case, it was actually quite humorous as I discerned a mute/dumb spirit on a man who had not talked in months or years, and so I told him to speak to me in Jesus name. The demon answered “I can’t talk” and I had to say “you are the dumbest dumb spirit ever.” The man was freely talking after we finished casting out the spirit. 

I do value the wisdom of Luke 11:24-26 in making sure there is follow-up spiritual “filling up of the house” after demons have been cast out; but there are times where the demon-busting takes care of the issue— body, soul, and spirit. Honestly, this seems to be more indicative of the way Jesus did ministry and I believe we are about to get a church-wide upgrade in what is accomplished through exorcising demons. Society is so broken that we need this upgrade as we just don’t—and especially won’t— have the time for the slower process. The days are coming back where someone will get delivered from demons and all addiction is gone for good. Demons that have confused one’s sexual identity will be cast out, and someone will immediately revert back to proper sexual identity. A lot of “one and done” is coming through the new demon-busting anointing being poured out. We are to remain as God-chasers rather than demon-chasers, but as we chase God and release His love, we are going to happen on to demonic confrontations. There are over 40 passages in the New Testament that speak into demonic confrontations. Jesus only did what He saw the Father do, yet at every turn He was casting out demons. In Matthew 12:28, He said, “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Casting out demons remains a definitive sign and mark of the kingdom coming. It is now going to go to another level.


Even as in the natural, millions are positioning themselves to see things “black and white” from the total solar eclipse phenomenon, so too there is a spiritual hunger for black and white truth. Everything seems to be arguable, debatable, and subject to ones personal interpretation of truth. Even “fake news” is disputable by all, as people pick sides on the news based on their personal prejudices. The church is no better in any of this. The good message of grace has settled in so well that it seems to also have sedated our conscience. Profanity, drunkenness, sexual immorality, gossip, drug use, envy, and judgmentalism no longer seem to register on the conscience radar.

Preaching or speaking against any of these also seems to be counterproductive as harping on sin rarely gets to root matters. 


This leads me to a recent story involving one of my daughters who was at a Christian camp for two weeks. There they experienced much of the work of the Holy Spirit and then over the last few days some things came to a head involving demonic activity. As I understand it, there ended up being almost an all night long meeting with the kids being delivered from demon spirits— as this was just next in the Lord’s work in their lives. One night when my daughter and handful of friends returned to where they were staying, they all became aware of heightened demonic activity. At least one of the kids was actually able to physically see the demon spirit. Most of them were hearing the spirit and all of them were feeling a very real presence that had them all pressing in to God and frankly quite frightened. For hours they were speaking in tongues and fighting this demonic presence but not able to gain victory. Suddenly one of the kids (I think my daughter) said “Let’s delete every questionable thing off of our social media.” They all went through all their pictures, videos, and music, and anything that came to mind as a possible access point for the enemy was deleted. Immediately the demonic presence was gone and never came back. The lesson was amazing. 

We give the enemy “portals” through what we embrace on our social media. I had previously had conversations with my daughter as to what the guidelines were for what she allowed herself to be exposed to in music and movies. I had a little concern that though she is a great kid, her taste in movies was a little dark, and some of her music was beyond neutral as well. We had a few conversations but I could see that she was not understanding what it could hurt to watch movies such as Conjurer. Yet the night of great fear, she and another kid were sensing a repeat scene from that movie. Amazingly, since that experience, my daughter is a different person as to what she allows in through her social media. Things are “black and white” where they were gray. The demonic confrontation clarified matters and now her appetite for the questionable is gone. Copious hours of worship are now going into her social media experience. 

I-35 Highway of Holiness and Demonic Confrontations

I have had several prophetic words over the years regarding a connection between I-35 and the Isaiah 35 “Highway of Holiness,” I have been shown that even the cities on I-35 will be instrumental in awakening the “Highway of Holiness” (Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Des Monies, Wichita, Minneapolis, Denton, Fort Worth). Because of that, I was interested exactly where the “path of totality” would cross I-35 as I knew it would be significant. Interestingly enough, the total eclipse crosses over I-35 as it is crossing Kansas City. I see Kansas City becoming a portal of heaven for a true “holiness” movement, not based on legalisms and do’s and don’ts, but on deep affection for God. I also believe that just like I-35 runs through the geographical heart of our nation, so too will God cause a “highway of holiness” to run through the spiritual heart of our nation. The “black and white” confrontations are going to assist greatly in promoting holiness just like it happened for my daughter and her friends. Demons are going to accelerate the kingdom of God on earth :) We are not going to have to just count on convincing this generation through preaching at them that certain things are wrong. It is about to become black and white obvious. I have cast out a spirit named Profanity and so it has always reminded me that though we are free to be “real” with our language, at some point we are crossing over into defilement. I have also cast out a demon named Insomnia, which tells me at some point things can progress beyond natural reasons. I have cast out Cancer, Lust, Hate, Bitterness, Uncleanness, Addiction, Alcoholism, Sexual Immorality and many other demons that also sound like something that there is a natural reason for. All I know is that I saw a vision of the Body of Christ harboring demons and that we need to stop doing that so that we can then carry into creation and society the “glorious liberty” He has for us.


Finally, let me report that another total solar eclipse will be visible in 7 years in America on April 8, 2024. This is essentially a rare back-to-back experience. As you can see this carries us through a projected Trump Presidency— should he also win the next election, which I believe he will do (according to how I have been shown vs. a political perspective). If you do an internet search for the map that has the pathway for each, you will see it looks like a giant X on the United States with Carbondale, Illinois being the city that will be in the path of totality both times— and that is a most rare phenomenon. Carbondale is in a region known informally as “Little Egypt” which I find quite interesting. In the Bible, Egypt experienced a plague of darkness right before Israel was liberated from 400 years of bondage. America was first settled by the pilgrims approximately 400 years ago, and perhaps this timetable represents America stepping into such an advanced and glorious destiny that it will seem like “bondage” before then. That is what I will be believing for. Meanwhile let the “black and white” clarity from kingdom clashes come over us all.

Johnny Enlow