RHEMA 3/08/13 RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD
In January, I heard the following:
COME ONCE AGAIN
Come once again.
The rhema was about giving people a second chance to
receive their callings. He is circling around a second
time to pick up those who did not understand or receive
their callings when He previously knocked. Although
there are many applications to this, what comes to mind
is Peter who after He walked so closely to the Lord,
became offended when his expectations were dashed that
Jesus was given over to die. We know he denied Christ,
even after hearing the Lord Himself say that we if deny
Him, He will deny us.
Luk 22:57-62 NLT
But he denied it and said, Woman, I do not know Him!
And a little later someone else saw him and said, You
are one of them also. But Peter said, Man, I am not!
And when about an hour more had elapsed, still another
emphatically insisted, It is the truth that this man
also was with Him, for he too is a Galilean! But Peter
said, Man, I do not know what you are talking about. And
instantly, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.
And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And
Peter recalled the Lord's words, how He had told him,
Before the cock crows today, you will deny Me thrice.
And he went out and wept bitterly [that is, with
painfully moving grief].
The amazing story of God’s love is when after Jesus rose
again, He pursued Peter a second time.
In the beginning, when Jesus first called Peter, He told
them to let their nets down in the deep to catch some
fish. Peter complained as they had already fished,
catching nothing all night. Then when the net was
breaking for such a huge catch, Peter wanted the Lord to
depart from him as was such a sinful man. Jesus used
this experience to give Peter his calling to follow
Him. And Peter followed Jesus throughout His ministry.
When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, " Launch
out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch."
But Simon answered and said to Him, " Master, we have
toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at
Your word I will let down the net." And when they had
done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their
net was breaking. So they signaled to their partners in
the other boat to come and help them. And they came and
filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. When
Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus ' knees,
saying, " Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O
Lord!" For he and all who were with him were astonished
at the catch of fish which they had taken; and so also
were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were
partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, " Do not
be afraid. From now on you will catch men." So when they
had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and
Then the second time, after Peter fell and denied the
Lord at Jesus’ death, they have returned to fishing and
again worked all night catching nothing. Jesus again
tells them to try once more, and the net is bulging.
This time instead of wanting the Lord to depart, Peter
plunges into the sea and swims straight to Jesus. It is
such a precious
love story, that when Peter denied Jesus 3
times, Jesus now says three times, “Peter do you love
Then Jesus said to them, " Children, have you any food?"
They answered Him, " No." And He said to them, " Cast
the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find
some." So they cast, and now they were not able to draw
it in because of the multitude of fish. Therefore that
disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the
Lord!" Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,
he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and
plunged into the sea.
This is very similar to how the Lord is once again going
to circle around with confirmations that He has indeed
called many who have felt they have become disqualified
and failed the Lord.
This morning I turned with anointed hands to the
following rhema and I was praying over those who have
refused the call of the Lord, after having been pursued
8/21/12 NOT EVERYONE WILL RESPOND TO THE CALL
I saw a mother going out to collect her children.
Get your things together and come back home. Why they
cant play together. Not everyone is on the same page
sweetheart. Orphan kin.
I heard Bob Jones say, yep. Come out from among them
says the Lord. Walk in the glorious.
EXCERPT QUOTE FROM TOMMY HICKS VISION
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“At that very moment there came a great thunder that
seemed to roar from the heavens. I turned my eyes toward
the heavens and suddenly I saw a figure in white, in
glistening white - the most glorious thing that I have
ever seen in my entire life. I did not see the face, but
somehow I knew it was the Lord Jesus Christ, and He
stretched forth His hand, and as He did, He would
stretch it forth to one and to another, and another. And
as He stretched forth His hand upon the nations and the
people of the world men and women - as He pointed toward
them, this liquid light seemed to flow from His hands
into them, and a mighty anointing of God came upon them,
and those people began to go forth in the name of the
I do not know how long I watched it. It seemed it went
into days and weeks and months. And I beheld this Christ
as He continued to stretch forth His hand; but there
was a tragedy. There were many people as He stretched
forth His hand that refused the anointing of God and the
call of God. I saw men and women that I knew. People
that I felt would certainly receive the call of God. But
as He stretched forth His hand toward this one and
toward that one, they simply bowed their head and began
to back away. And each of those that seemed to bow down
and back away, seemed to go into darkness. Blackness
seemed to swallow them everywhere.
CONFIRMATION PASTOR JAMES – TEARING DOWN WALLS TO PURSUE
THOSE CALLED 3/08/13
Yesterday, as I went into the presence of the Lord, I
experienced a glorious time in the Shalom Glory of the
Lord. I felt such a deep peace and the weight of His
presence was awesome. I seemed to be asleep and awake at
the same time. I was rested, refreshed and renewed more
than in a deep sleep and yet I was awake and
experiencing His presence. I was expecting a message
from Heaven, but no words came to me. Suddenly, I went
into an open vision and stood in a place filled with the
clouds of His presence. As I watched something like
walls of steel were
torn away in front of me and sent flying out of sight.
This happened three times. After the Lord removed these
barriers, I could clearly see His glory. It
was awesome and I just soaked in His presence. The
entire experience was in seeing and felling the glory. I
didn’t know what to say. So, I didn’t send it out.
This morning, the Lord gave me a series of open visions.
In each, I was carrying a specific message for one
person about the calling of the Lord. This was not a new
word for these people, but a confirmation so they could
step into their calling. To my surprise each person
was fleeing from me, because they were not ready to
receive a confirmation which would launch them into
their destiny. I tried to catch up with people fleeing
through crowds of other people. Just as they got ahead
far enough for me to lose sight of them, I was suddenly
transported right in front of them. They were
looking back to see if they had lost me, but when they
turned around there I was in front of them again. I
was surprised that people chosen by the Lord and given a
powerful calling would be so intent on running away from
it. Then I remembered the story of Jonah in the Bible.
The thing that connected with me this morning was
how relentless the Lord
was in His pursuit of Jonah. Why didn’t the Lord just
let him go and select someone else for the task of going
to Nineveh? This suddenly spoke to me about a powerful
attribute of God. He never gives up on us.
Like the Jesus Culture song, “You are the Lord,” “Your
love never fails, never gives up, and never runs out on
me.” The good news is that the love of the Lord will
never fail you. He will not give up on you. He is
pursuing you right now to release you into a greater
level of anointing for your destiny in the Kingdom. Are
you ready to stop, lift your hands, and receive it right
not? The Lord is relentless in His pursuit to give you
increase more and more. I pray the Psalm 115:14-15
prayer over you right now: “May the Lord give you
increase more and more, You and your children. May you
be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”
I was then lifted up into His Presence again today as I
had been yesterday. Now I understood the message from
that experience. The Lord has removed all the barriers
for you. The Lord has done all the work and all you have
to do is receive it and allow Him to draw you into His
Presence. Do you want more intimate time with Him in the
Glory? It is there for you right now! Hallelujah! Thank
you Lord! “The Lord is good! His mercy endures forever!”
Amen and Amen! He has removed all the veils!
He has even removed
those seemingly made of steel to make a way for you!
Remember 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 “Nevertheless when one
turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord
is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is,
there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face,
beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are
being transformed into the same image from glory to
glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The Lord revealed to me part of the anointing being
released to His people today. More gifts of healings are
being released right now to those willing to receive and
minister them. There is a special anointing today for
the healing of back problems of all types. I liked that,
but then the Lord said, “Yes! For bone cancer too!” That
is a challenging word to release, but what makes it
possible is that another impartation available today –
for supernatural healing faith. Are you ready to receive
these two awesome gifts from the Lord? May you have
increase in your gifts and faith, more and more! Amen
Pastor James Durham
Higher Calling Ministries, Intl
WORD TO PONDER: PETER WILL RETURN 1/02/07
Having suffered from the fullness of his mindsets and
presumptions, Peter has run from his calling, and denied
the joy of fellowship that he once experienced. The
twisting whirlwinds has hurled him through a sifter to
separate him from the strongholds of his soul and mind.
Sifted and exhausted, he has returned to his old life,
the only life he knew before such a radical life with
Peter is in My hands and I will rescue this wild one. I
AM faithful to call, and faithful to do it. Peter may be
a very slippery fish, but he will not escape the grip of
My keeping power. I know his heart and know that he
loves Me. I will meet him in the midst of where he has
fled, and with the call of My voice, his shame and
brokenness shall wash away in one clean jump towards Me.
Yes, he must swim to reach Me, but he has the hope that
solid ground is waiting for him and I will meet him
John 21:15-18 NKJV
So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon
Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than
these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love
You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him
again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love
Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love
You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep." He said to him
the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?"
Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time,
"Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know
all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to
him, "Feed My sheep.
1 Thess 5:24 AMP
Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and
utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His
call by hallowing and keeping you].