Bob’s Prophecy for Columbus
The next thing Bob saw was a large, center pole of a tent coming up out of Columbus, Ohio. This was His heart. Powerful signs and wonders will come up out of Columbus, greater than we've ever seen before, that will look like a canopy over the region. Explosions of miracles and healings will be the hallmark of this city. (According to Bob’s prophecy regarding Columbus- per transcription July 2005)
It’s been an amazing journey thus far. Part II to “awaken the great sleeping giant” began in the Columbus area late August. It was incredible to once again see miles of rolling green hills, hundreds of acres of thriving golden cornfields kissed by the sun. The skies were intensely blue with white fluffy clouds that appeared to be airbrushed by the Lord. And the freshness in the air made me recall my childhood when life was much simpler. Occasionally we saw Amish families traveling the countryside by horse and buggy in route to church or town.
Quaint towns and villages hallmarked this great state in the Midwest that seemed to be untouched by the microwave era we now live in. Crime was not a factor nor was temptation lurking at every corner. You could sense the warmth in the people and genuine heart of dedication to God and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is Lord and His presence overwhelming. Yet let us not be naive, the enemy is at work and not taking vacation. He has attacked the major arteries of the church and gained access through vulnerability.
Remember this; each landmark city that we visit according to Bob’s prophecy is symbolic to the body of Christ. When I mention a certain city or region and what it represents it is simply a picture of the condition of the church as a whole. When I speak about the religious spirit, it has gripped the whole body. No city, state or church has been exempt. The devil wants the entire body.
The Friendly Giant
The first night we arrived in the Columbus region, I saw a beautiful friendly giant standing outside the church; it was Gulliver. He needed to be on the inside to love and protect the people however they saw him as the enemy.
*Note – Lack of discernment in the body of Christ.
The Old Pen
I was also shown an old pen that had been offered to the church to rewrite history. It was just a plain ordinary pen yet very anointed. Its been waiting for someone to pick it up. But since it didn’t come in a pretty package and wasn’t attractive, no one wanted it. Everyone chose to ignore this pen so it remained and grew dirty.
*Note – this is a religious spirit at work.
The Lord said He was dealing with issues of the heart. Columbus represents the heart and it has not been in alignment with God’s heart – LOVE! There’s been great betrayal in the body and among churches. Because the church lacked discernment, the religious spirit consumed it. Therefore it joined forces with the enemy and destroyed itself from within. People with an anointing were vying for position and trying to push them self in and stop what God was doing.
I saw a beautiful large pig being held captive in a small crate. The old anointed ones rushed in to see it but were afraid to touch it. However when the new anointing touched it and set it free, the old anointed ones became jealous.
I believe that many of old anointed ones can’t receive the new move of God. New faces are moving onto the scene with the anointed word but the old anointing is trying to abort it or crush it out. That’s because the old anointing hasn’t dealt with the religious spirit yet! In this movement the anointing doesn’t belong to the old, the new or anyone else. It belongs to God alone! We are only stewards of the anointing. We are the Alabaster people who pour out His love for others from within and become a sweet fragrance to Him.
We had opportunity to meet with and minister to many wonderful people throughout the region. And the Lord was faithful to show up in our meetings anointing Bob’s old prophecy with fresh revelation and confirmation. I began to realize the importance of the heartbeat of this great giant and why we were experiencing such opposition. It was easy to understand why I was instructed on July 31st to release the angels (winds) at Lake Erie that were holding back the anointing of the church.
When we began this journey in late July the Lord said to me, “Gulliver is the body. He’s a man of great honor and authority that laid down for a rest yet fell into a deep, deep sleep. While he was sleeping he dreamed about prosperity and wisdom and how he would one day rule the world. A foolish dream; so he thought. But when he awoke and little people with big ideas tied him down, he no longer had the will to resist and fell back asleep.”
Many people were saved and began moving in the gifts of the Spirit during the Jesus Movement in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The body of Christ was making great strides until a seed of deception was planted. Mockery and confusion entered in and a powerful religious spirit gripped it. The religious spirit, which is legalism, opinion, debate, judgment and criticism, moved into the church and replaced the five-fold ministry. Therefore when the body of Christ began to awaken and realized the deception it felt hopeless and went back to sleep.
Conditions of the Heart
“In The Absence of God’s Love Sin Abounds”
The Love of God inspires this great movement that’s taking place in the earth today. I believe the body of Christ is finally learning how to love unconditionally. By this I mean Christians are not placing their conditions on other believers and unbelievers alike. They are looking beyond flaws and personal disappointments then loving others despite their own feelings. In doing so they begin to love the way God does; unconditional. Remember, none of us came to the Lord wrapped in a perfect package and tied with a pretty bow. In our own way we were a mess and God welcomed us with open arms despite our depth of sin, shame, contempt, regrets and failures. We simply said, “I need Jesus!” And He opened His heart of love and welcomed us in to His family.
I believe the body of Christ has witnessed several heart conditions. None of them were without cause however all of them can be restored. And that is where the heart is today. It’s being revived and restored to its original form because it was created in the image of God and He is LOVE. (Genesis 1:26)
The Cold Heart
Some people’s love waxed cold when difficult times befell them. Disappointment led to self-centeredness inflicting a state of hopelessness, confusion, unbelief and depression. While in that state, they chose to embrace the lies of the enemy instead of God’s love. Therefor their faith took a backward spiral causing coldness to grip their heart. A self-centered person will agree with the lawlessness of the land instead of God’s law of love. (Matthew 2:37-40)
Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 Amp)
A cold heart is unable to love others because they don’t love them self and they believe God doesn’t love them. They cannot accept another’s love because they find themselves unworthy. Therefore they remain distant and unlovable. They tend to push people away from them and then feel rejected when in fact it’s a self-inflicted wound.
The Lukewarm Heart
It’s amazing how political correctness has taken a front seat in today’s world. Anything you say can and will be used against you! If you speak the truth you are offending someone or people group. So you are literally forced to say nothing or just agree in order to keep peace. In doing so many have grown complacent and this is not God’s heart. In fact He calls this a lukewarm heart and it gravely disappoints Him. Many in the body of Christ have chosen to align themselves with the world therefore not offending anyone. James addressed this very issue. Which side are we on?
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4 NKJV)
The Truth will offend the religious spirit and that’s what the body of Christ has been up against for a long time. The church can bow a knee to it and remain lukewarm. Therefore they have no need of God. Or it can embrace the cross of Jesus and walk upright in Truth offending many like our Savior did. Its always a choice; hot or cold but never lukewarm. God’s choice for us is to choose Truth and walk in Love.
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked—(Revelation 3:15-17 NKJV)
The Hardened Heart
When man continually refuses to embrace the loving heart of God and reject His Son Jesus, his heart begins to harden. In time it can no longer hear truth or gain understanding of the Word. There is no longer a sense of righteousness and sin abounds in place of love.The hard heart will sneer at truth as it continues to harden. Out of this hardened heart the mouth will utter wickedness instead of kindness. And the fruit of its’ lips is rotten, full of hatred, deceit and falsehoods. Sometimes God will even harden a man’s heart like He did Pharaoh. (Exodus 7:13) Pharaoh’s heart was rooted in pride and in time it grew hard. God wanted His children to be set free from bondage knowing that Pharaoh would refuse Moses demand so He hardened his heart.
And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 7:3 NKJV)
God hardened Pharaoh’s heart in order to bring greater glory to Himself. In the same way today I believe God has hardened the hearts of certain church and political leaders to cause the body of Christ to recognize the need for God’s intervention. This has caused the body to cry out to Him in repentance according to 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I believe God heard those prayers and in February this year He gave the call to “Let My People Go, It’s Time for America’s Breakthrough to Glory!” And since that time there’s been a steady shaking in the earth and the body of Christ to shake everything that can be shaken to see who will remain faithful to Him. (Read Word of Month – February 2016 – on website)
God’s Canopy of LOVE
In Bob’s prophecy he saw a large tent pole coming up out of the heart of the giant and a canopy spreading over the region. That canopy is God’s love! And it can only come through repentance for embracing the religious spirit and how it consumed the body of Christ. The Lord said the church could not receive the blessing until repentance was made. It was a powerful time in the Lord and the whole atmosphere shifted. I believe that as we did this on the first night of ministry we shattered the enemy’s stronghold over the region. We welcomed the Holy Spirit and the spirit of reconciliation between brothers, churches and races.
There are four tent poles surrounding the Columbus region holding the center pole in place. We raised one of them in the northwest corner but it will take all four to secure this canopy and safeguard the working of the Holy Spirit by God’s Love.
Summer of Love
In 1967 America experienced its’ “Summer of Love” in San Francisco. Hippies from around the world gathered to indulge themselves in drugs, sex and a free lifestyle apart from God. I believe they were looking for love but embraced the devil’s love potion called lust. They used LSD to enhance their senses and experience the supernatural. Everything was far out! It was a beginning of an era that bred rebellion among the youth.
I believe that God is going to have His Summer of Love in 2017. According to Bob’s prophecy in 2005, Gulliver – the body of Christ had been asleep for 38 years and that was 1967. Next year marks fifty years since the devil had his summer of rebellion. God moves in fifty-year cycles to set the captives free, release liberty and establish His jubilee. Fifty is the number of Pentecost and I believe we are going to see a flood of God’s love poured out in power to the body of Christ. And these alabaster lovers will take the love of God to the streets, the highways and byways and begin to gather in the harvest.
Arise to the Call - LOVE
The devil has no defense against Love. That’s why he’s worked so long and hard to deceive the righteous. He laid his plan in the church called the religious spirit that many embraced for a long time. I believe that since the curse was broke over Cleveland in June and the winds released in July the body has begun to arise to its call.
We must help him rise to his call – Love, love, love! For the Lord said, “Only through love will this man stand and not fall. Only through love will he forgive and forget. Only through love will he mend the wounds wickedness has placed upon him. And only by love will the wounded church lose its barrenness then prosper and multiply.”
You are going to see this turn around quickly as the body awakens to the Love of God and begins walking in demonstration power. I believe the body is awakening now to Truth and Righteousness in a way it has never experienced before. A great veil of deception has been pulled off the head of this beautiful giant exposing the mind of Christ. Now its time to align the mind of Christ with the heart of God’s love as this canopy is raised over the body.
The head (mind) tells the rest of the body what to do and it obeys. The heart is vital because it pumps blood to the rest of the body. And resurrection life and power is in the blood. However if the heart is not motivated by God’s love, it will cause the rest of the body to malfunction. That’s why the head and heart must come in to agreement. The soul must be surrendered to the Holy Spirit activated by a heart of love.
Revived And Alive
Ohio’s logo is “The Heartbeat Of It All” and rightfully so because Ohio is shaped like a heart. God made no mistake as He mapped out this great nation when He formed it in eternity. And Ohio’s State Motto is, “With God All Things Are Possible.” (Matthew 19:26) God’s hand is on Ohio for greatness that’s why He chose it to be the resting place for Gulliver to lay his head, rest his heart and recover his re-productivity. You are going to see him awaken to the love of God renewed in his mind, revitalized in his heart and refreshed in his body.
And from this great State the Light of God’s Love will beam forth causing power outages everywhere it touches. Because the forces of darkness cannot withstand resurrection power motivated by unconditional love. In the absence of God’s love sin abounds but in the presence of His love nothing is impossible and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)