While in prayer for the Maritimes & the start of MHOP, as my director, Jill Weber,
was attending its opening:
I had a vivid vision of several “rambling” roses growing vigorously over stonewalls,
over fences, over trellis type structures and finally up into a mature Maple tree.
I then saw the climbing rose called “Joseph’s Coat”…each of its blooms changed color
from yellow to orange to pink and red in its cycle. (This is the nature of this
rose to do.)
Rapid revelation followed and I could feel great passion on the Lord’s heart and
sensed Him say:
As the rose is a symbol of love, of weddings, of bridal intimacy so is this “rose”
in the spirit of what I am doing in the Maritimes.
Even as June approaches as a season o weddings, a season of intimacy with the Heavenly
Bridegroom will bloom in the east.
Many, many gatherings of prayer, many circles of prayer will bud and grow in this
And there shall come a time of “showers” where I will bless, equip and furnish My
Bride for our Houses of Prayer. There shall be supply, there shall be gifts brought
and spiritual gifts stirring and emerging as I prepare for the next level of intimate
And though there may have been some starts in prayer, it may seem as none has taken
enough root to bear the lasting fruit, but know there is a “rose” that suits this
spiritual climate says the Lord.
Ones of hardiness, ones with vigor shall you be in My sight as the spirit of prayer
takes root in your ground.
I speak a spirit of aggression into you, forceful in the spirit shall you be in the
way you take over with the Kingdom, but not by the arm of the flesh, not by your
own might or strength but by My Spirit within flowing out of our intimate bond shall
the fruit come to bear.
And though you shall be aggressive in growth, it will be for Beauty that you shall
be known. And a sweet fragrance shall rise from the east that permeates the atmosphere
with life and releases the pleasure of the Lord.
And so an overcoming shall spring out from the growing prayer movement in the Maritimes,
even of stubborn and immovable things that have persisted in the spiritual realm.
The rambling rose of prayer shall overwhelm the fences (offences) of division and
the spirit of disunity with My Body, shall overwhelm the stony and walled hearts,
shall overcome man-made structures and shall be vital to the nation in its vitality.
Yes, you shall be a certain strength to Canada!
And the evil spirit that has caused the people to roam, to be distracted from the
higher life, to wander away from truth, to go here and there aimless in purpose of
direction, as you turn to Me in focus with the eyes of a dove, as you learn to even
more deeply abide, as you receive My purposes and directions in this hour, so shall
this spirit be overcome. NOW, there is a fresh release of great favor, as Joseph
was mantled by his father with a coat of many colors, so are you being mantled with
favor and distinction.
The “Joseph’s Coat” rose turns from yellow, to orange, to pink to red and so shall
The Holy Spirit shall take you as in cycles from seasons of light and revelation
into the fire of God where both purity and passion shall consume. Then into a deepening
intimacy and Song of Solomon experience with the Rose of Sharon, your Messiah. You
shall then enter another dimension of knowing the sacrifice of love of Christ for
you and your desire for Him shall produce a heart of sacrifice to please Him more.
And you shall usher His Kingdom into the land. Surely, the time of going higher,
deeper, wider is upon you, says the Lord.
The Lord recently impressed upon me the vulnerability of the rose. It is prone to
disease, to the destruction of insects and to particular growth conditions. This
means the glory and beauty of the rose is solely dependant upon the expertise of
Denni Roy (GOHOP, Ontario)
REVELATION 12:1-4 (NIV)
1. A GREAT AND WONDROUS SIGN APPEARED IN HEAVEN: A WOMAN CLOTHED WITH THE SUN, WITH
THE MOON UNDER HER FEET AND CROWN OF TWELVE STARS ON HER HEAD.
2. SHE WAS PREGNANT AND CRIED OUT IN PAIN AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH.
3. THEN ANOTHER SIGN APPEARED IN HEAVEN: AN ENORMOUS RED DRAGON WITH SEVEN HEADS
AND TEN HORNS AND SEVEN CROWNS ON HIS HEADS.
4. HIS TAIL SWEPT A THIRD OF THE STARS OUT OF THE SKY AND FLUNG THEM TO THE EARTH.
THE DRAGON STOOD IN FRONT OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH, SO THAT HE MIGHT
DEVOUR HER CHILD THE MOMENT IT WAS BORN.
We were driving toward Moncton to participate in the first 24hour period of prayer
for that area. The sun was setting and as we approached the border we saw in the
sky a cloud formation that clearly looked like a dragon! The head appeared to be
spewing fire at the sun! It's interesting that we saw this "sign" at the border of
N.S., N.B. and the exit road to P.E.I.; God was saying something! The Maritime House
of Prayer is in the infant stages. It is only beginning to form and is yet to take
on shape and personality... We felt God was directing us to pray against the dragon
devouring this child!
7. AND THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN. MICHAEL AND HIS ANGELS FOUGHT AGAINST THE DRAGON
AND THE DRAGON AND HIS ANGELS FOUGHT BACK.
It is a fight! There is a “war in Heaven” and we must battle for our families, our
communities our cities and our region in prayer. History dictates people joining
together in times of war and we, as the body, must link arms together in the Maritimes
to battle in prayer for our loved ones and our communities. God has a plan to bring
unity and to be lifted high. He has a plan for us to “overcome”.
11. THEY OVERCAME HIM BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY;
THEY DID NOT LOVE THEIR LIVES SO MUCH AS TO SHRINK FROM DEATH.
We experienced the “warfare” but we also experienced the presence and favor of God
as we partnered with Him to pray for Moncton, the Maritimes and our nation! We “overcame”
the temptation to distractions because we were aware of the battle and God helped
u sto “focus” on the Throne Room and make petitions on behalf of His purposes!
“Lord, be glorified in the Maritimes, the region that you have given us authority
over in the heavenly’s. Join us together in prayer to battle for our families and
communities! Make us an awesome army to gather the harvest! We know the time is
“NOW!” Work out your purposes for the Maritimes.
In Jesus Name, Amen!”
-Rosemary Quinton / Bedford, N.S.
Called to Be a Food Court—Thoughts on Unity
Unity is defined as, “the quality or state of not being multiple; a condition of
harmony, accord; the quality or state of being made one.” Merriam-Webster, Online
Over the past six months, I’ve encountered several situations that have caused me
to ponder the level of competition within the body of Christ. Competition is defined
as, “the effort of two or more parties acting independently to secure the business
of a third party by offering the most favourable terms; active demand by two or more
organisms or kinds of organisms for some kind of environmental resource in short
supply.” Merriam-Webster, Online
So here’s what I sense God saying to me—competition is the antithesis of unity. And
to take this one step further, I believe the key to unity is Phillippians 4:19, “But
my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
(KJV) When we trust in the provision of God, there is no need for competition.
When we as believers feel lack in an area of our lives or ministries, we have a choice
to trust in God or ourselves. It is out of that lack that we can slip into competition
mode. Unity is motivated by our trust in the Lord. It is through our confidence
in the Lord that we can prefer one another because we know our Father has good gifts
for each one of us.
Characteristics of :
Overpower one another………………………… Prefer one another
Making a name for oneself and/or ministry Exalting the name of Jesus
Laying up treasure on earth…………………… Storing up treasure in Heaven
Fixing your eyes on competitors……………… Fixing your eyes on Jesus
Garnering favour with man……………………… God bestows blessing
Looking for personal commendation………… Having all in common
Planning/ Programming (Martha)……………… Sitting at the feet of Jesus(Mary)
In Luke 10:2, Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask
the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
The harvest is plentiful! The harvest is plentiful! The harvest is plentiful! Where
is the need for competition? I don’t want to work for myself and gather a little
pile of wheat and say, “Here’s my pile, isn’t it wonderful.” My desire is to work
side by side with fellow workers as we serve the Lord of the Harvest and pile the
Psalm 133 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together
in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the
beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the
dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there
the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” (KJV)
In Exodus 30:22-32, the anointing of Aaron and his sons is recounted. The oil was
to consecrate them to holiness. If, as it states in Psalm 133, unity is like that
anointing, then it is in the place of unity that the body of Christ is also consecrated
Just think of it—unity is the place where the Lord has commanded a blessing. In
Acts 2, when the Holy Spirit fell at Pentecost, “All the believers were together
and had everything in common.” (NIV) It was in that place of unity that wonders,
miracles, and salvations abounded. Sounds like loads of blessings!
Can we think about the church as a whole, as all of the body of believers being together,
rather than our own buildings, ministries, budgets, and programs? Can we trust the
Lord of the Harvest to meet our needs so that we are free from competition?
I always joke that I know the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth by the fastest ways
to the larger shopping centres. But believe it or not, it is in this environment
where we presume competition that food vendors band together with an understanding
of unity. You guessed it, The Food Court! The Food Court counts on hungry people.
The Food Court knows that people have different needs. The Food Court knows that
the “harvest” is plentiful and that in any given day there will be an opportunity
for each one of them to have an opportunity to meet the needs of the hungry. At
the food court, the hungry share tables with no walls or divisions to define the
territory of each vendor. Now I don’t know if the vendors of the food court rejoice
in one another’s blessings but as the body of Christ we are to rejoice with one another.
Let’s be workers together. Let’s not exalt ourselves, or one another. Let’s exalt
the name of Jesus. Philippians 2:9-11 states, “Therefore God exalted Him to the
highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of
Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every
tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (NIV)
Jesus prayed in John 17:20-21, “I am praying not only for these disciples but also
for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all
of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father-that just as
you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe
you sent me.” (NLT)
Jesus prayed for the unity of all believers because it would be a testimony to the
world that the Father had sent Him. Oh Lord, make us one…
-Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
I gathered with the "Watchmen" at "Consumed".....I gathered with the "Watchmen"....
In our Nation there has been repentance and reconciliation amongst people groups!
As a result, in our Nation there is a group of people in unity with like-minds and
hearts! There is a group of people "longing for Jesus!" And other Nations are linking
arms and the "Body" is growing strong!
As I walked into the "gathering" I was overwhelmed by the love of God! Then, I saw
seas of people waiting and praising together and the schofar was announcing the presence
of the King! I felt I was a part of this body, my heart instanly knitted together
with a group of people I didn't know "after the flesh" but "after the spirit" and
we all "longed for the Glory of the Lord!"
I watched as God motivated creative praises through the "arts".... some painted,
some sculpted, many danced and the children joined in and twirled and skipped and
ran! There were so many colors and banners and flags and expressions and it was Glorious!
Jesus was Glorious!! And there was unity.....