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Count Down to Pentecost

Arise 5 Weekly Update: April 26, 2017; Nissan 30, 5777

• “And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord” (Lev. 23:15–16).

• “I will take you as My people, and I will be your God” (Exod. 6:7).

• “These five kings had fled and hidden themselves in a cave at Makkedah” (Josh.10:16).

It’s really good to be back home after an incredible ten days in Taiwan. In most of our meetings, we touched on Passover. Just teaching and declaring that Jesus is our Passover lamb and that Passover is really about deliverance and being set free seemed to release so much blessing. And of course, it seems that the Lord is releasing something very new to all of us during this year’s Passover/Resurrection season.

Count Down to Pentecost

From the second day of the Passover celebration, the Jewish people were to begin counting down to Pentecost. This is called counting the omer. So today, April 26 (Nissan 30), is already the 15th day (which means only 35 more days until Pentecost [May 31–June 1]).

There are several reasons for this counting. One is to have expectation. Another is to walk together with the Lord. The more I study this concept of following God’s calendar, the more I see it’s because He desires fellowship with us. He wants to celebrate with us during the feasts and first fruits, as well as during our sabbaths. When the Lord initiated the exodus from Egypt, He told Moses to introduce Him to the people as “Lord.” He used His name, something He hadn’t done with Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob. We read, “I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord.I was not known to them” (Exod. 6:3).

He wanted to be God for Israel, and they to be His people. Exodus 6:7 reads, “I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.” In short, He wanted fellowship with them. Thus, even counting down to Pentecost can be thought of as walking with the Lord. I like how this connects to Galatians 5:16, which states, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Thus, we can say that counting down to Pentecost is a way of walking with Him so we don’t get sidetracked or ensnared.

Counting Down to Pentecost Is a Kind of Warfare So We Aren’t Stopped!

Some years ago, the Lord showed us how the devil forms alliances to keep us from advancing. We see this in Joshua 10. The Israelites had crossed over into the Promised Land; they had conquered Jericho, and then even Ai. But suddenly they were attacked by an alliance of five kings. The Lord told Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you” (Josh.10:6). It was an incredible battle. Even the Lord took part, and we read that more of the enemy was destroyed by hailstones than by Joshua’s soldiers. Furthermore, the Lord was so committed to them winning that He allowed the sun to stand still so they could obtain complete victory.

The enemy army was destroyed and the “five kings had fled and hidden themselves in a cave at Makkedah” (Josh. 10:16). This is very instructive because Makkedah means “diminishing, decreasing, poverty, and depression.” It also is linked with the idea of “driving,” or “forcing us.” In other words, Joshua and the people had entered the land, but now the enemy wanted to keep them from growing and expanding. This is like us today, and even relates to this time just after Passover. We have been blessed and we have expectation. But the enemy knows this and wants to stop us, so he sends an alliance against us. Next week, I will explain in more detail about these five kings because each represents a specific demonic entity that keeps us from advancing. Together, they are a demonic alliance against us.

But the Lord gave the Israelites victory. Note that He Himself joined the battle by throwing hailstones and by lengthening the day. What an incredible picture. So, please count down to Pentecost. Know that while you are doing so, you are focusing on the Lord and are doing spiritual warfare against that alliance that wants to keep you small and ineffective.

Obviously, it’s much more than just counting. The Lord is battling with you. I’m not saying we’ll see hailstones against the enemy, or even the sun standing still. But definitely, the Lord will be fighting with us as we count.

So be sure to count. Today, April 26, is the 15th day of counting the omer. As you count, watch and see yourself advancing in victory.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

Broadcasting in Russian from May 1

Truly, this is the year of expansion. My weekly videos on the apostolic (in English and Russian) will be released in Russia starting from May 1. Please pray for rapid increase!

MPP

Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp.

To receive transcripts/unsubscribe, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Apr. 27, Messiah Blessing Church
  • Apr. 28, 11:00 a.m, Nakajin
  • Apr. 28 p.m.–Apr. 29, Open Heaven Japan Apostolic Center
  • Apr. 30 a.m., Pastor Yamakura
  • Apr. 30 p.m., Pastor Nakama
  • May 9–12, Korea
  • May 13 p.m., Arise and Shine, Sendai, Japan
  • May 17–25, Malaysia
  • May 26–30, Jakarta, Indonesia

(My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.)

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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Iyar

Blessings for the Hebrew Month of Iyar
April 27–May 25

1. The Issachar month. See 1 Chronicles 12:32, “The sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” Compare this with Ephesians 5:15–17, which enjoins us to understand our times. This enables us to keep moving ahead instead of just passing time. Redeeming the time actually means that lost opportunities and chances begin to be restored. It also means that the fulfillment of God’s plans and promises begin to come quicker. In a sense, our future starts coming toward us instead of being “far off.” God wants us to see each day, week, and month as a fresh cycle of new things He wants to bring into our lives and bless us with. It’s especially important this month as we count down the days to Pentecost (forty-nine days from Passover) to meditate on all that He did during Passover.

2. The month of radiance, where light increases (it’s spring and the days are getting longer). Just as natural light increases, see that God wants to give you more revelation about yourself and your circumstances. If darkness tries to overtake you, this month you say “no” to it. Declare an increase in revelation. Isaiah 60:1 says the glory of the Lord will radiate off of us. We need to “light up” this month.

3. The month linked with natural healing. We should expect that God will heal some things through natural means. “I am God, your healer [Jehovah Rapha]” (Exod. 15:26).

4. A month where you will see your snares. A major snare is murmuring and complaining. Note that this promise comes during a time of murmuring. The Healer was manifested to help. When we murmur, we open ourselves up to sickness, and it’s as if getting sick becomes scheduled on our calendar. Conversely, we must choose not to complain; rather, choose faith and expectancy in His promises.

5. The month of the Hebrew letter vav. This is a month that links the Month of Redemption and the Month of Giving. (If you move correctly during this month, the rest of the year connects properly.) Your prosperity is linked with this month. Vav is the tent peg. We can bring heaven to earth. Jael drove the peg into Sisera’s head (Judg. 4:21). God’s judgment was executed through her. Be very clear in your spirit that God has set you free. Drive that stake into the ground.

6. The month of the constellation of Taurus, the bull. (Yes, this is one of the signs of the zodiac. But we have to remember the occult can only mimic the real. Psalm 19:1 states, “The heavens declare the glory of God.”) Look introspectively to find a place of improvement so that strength manifests. Keep moving—like a bull. Rely on the Lord and keep moving. The gospel of Mark is likened unto the ox, the servant. Keep moving in serving.

7. A month to deal with your soul—your mind, will, and emotions. Make sure these three things are aligned with God. Don’t let negative emotions remain.

8. A month to understand secrets (Issachar). Thank God that He will show you how to do new things this year. Also remember that “the secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him (or He confides in those who fear Him)” (Ps. 25:14).

9. The month of thought. God permeates the mind. If our emotions are in a state of disarray, we won’t be able to think clearly. God will send healing to your thought processes.

10. A month of spiritual advice. We need to be prophetic during this time. If we don’t exercise our gifts, someone else will. Prophesy regularly this month.

11. The month of the right kidney and conscience (will and thought). Kidneys are linked with emotions, thought processes, and adrenaline processing. Fear affects the kidneys. God starts dealing with our consciences. Your conscience is the window between spirit and soul. A clean conscience helps us with revelation. The blood of Jesus flows in us and brings cleansing, even to our DNA.

(Note: The source material comes from my 2006 notes taken from a series of lectures [on CD] given by Chuck Pierce [Glory of Zion]. I highly recommend his website for more materials and more in-depth explanations. –Ron Sawka)

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Guaranteeing Our Destiny!

Arise 5 Weekly Update: April 19, 2017; Nissan 23, 5777

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  • “For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year” (Exod. 34:24).
  • “So Moses declared to the children of Israel the Feasts of the Lord” (Lev. 23:44).
  • “But My people would not heed My voice, and Israel would have none of Me” (Ps. 81:11).

Guaranteeing Our Destiny!

I have already shared how this year the Lord impressed upon me to pay special attention to the feasts. Here in Taiwan, I have been doing that. It seems every meeting has to do with some aspect of Passover. I am amazed at the anointing and truths that are released. A few of those are as follows:

1. Passover lasts for one week. Not that we are to have celebrations and meetings for a whole week, but the fact that we think and talk about it for seven days allows truths to burrow deep into our spirit. I am here in Taiwan and have been teaching about Passover every day. Personally, I am feeling an incredible shifting ahead.

2. It’s about the Lord breaking the power of death. They painted the blood over the doorposts of the house so that “the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you” (Exod. 12:23). Jesus gives life; Satan and sin bring death. Passover is about the Lord destroying negativity and depression and any other manifestation of death. Watch those things get rooted out of your family, ministry, and business.

3. It blesses the whole family. The blood of the lamb protected the family. I have been very aware that my celebrating is not just for me, but is also on behalf of my family. Thus, I believe those three promises—God driving out the enemy hindering our destiny, enlarging our borders, and protection from covetousness—will result in them more fully entering their own destines as well. (Actually, the same applies for my co-workers and the whole Arise 5 network.)

4. It’s really time with the Lord. We would do well to always remember that these are the “Feasts of the Lord.” Repeatedly, the Lord told them to honor these feasts. Celebrating the feasts is an invitation to fellowship with Him. Reread Psalm 81, which highlights both this invitation and their refusal. “And Israel would have none of Me” (Ps. 81:11). The Lord prepares this special banquet for us three times a year. How can we refuse to spend time with the One we love the most?

5. We can expect revelation and immediate solution to large problems. We read, “He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat” (Ps. 81:16). Joshua celebrated Passover knowing he was faced with the huge problem of how to conquer Jericho (Joshua 5). Shortly thereafter, the Lord met him and gave him the strategy. Pretty fine wheat, wouldn’t you say? So, expect strategy and solutions to immediate problems in front of you.

6. It’s about entering our destiny. Yes, Passover was the time the Lord got them out of Egypt, but His goal always was to get them into their inheritance, the Promised Land. It’s the same today. We also may need deliverance and healing and release from bondages. But His goal is that we enter the incredible destiny He has for us. He promises that if we celebrate with Him, “I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders” (Exod. 34:24). I am so glad we can celebrate with Him. My celebrating Passover allows me, my family, and those connected to me to grow into all that God has for them.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

Judah Goes FirstJudah Goes First

In this month of Nissan, praise is so important. Remember that your worship is a weapon! Judah Goes First and my other books are available for Kindle (and the free Kindle app).

Find it at amazon.com/author/ronaldsawka.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Apr. 17–19, Agape, Taoyuan
  • Apr. 20, Agape, Taipei
  • Apr. 21–23, Light of the World, Tainan
  • Apr. 27–May 1, Okinawa, Japan

My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.

MPP

Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp.

To receive transcripts/unsubscribe, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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Crossing Over

Arise 5 Weekly Update: April 12, 2017; Nissan 16, 5777

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  • “Look! The ark of the covenant of the Ruler of the whole earth is ready to enter the Jordan ahead of you” (Josh. 3:11).
  • “That day the Lord brought honor to Joshua before all Israel. They respected him all his life, just as they had respected Moses” (Josh. 4:14).

Passover—Crossing Over to a Higher Level

We are in Passover week, and one very important aspect is “crossing over.” There are two examples of this for the children of Israel, and each time they upgraded their status and identity. When they crossed the Red Sea, they went from being slaves to being the free people of God. And when they crossed the Jordan River, they left behind their identity as wilderness wanderers and became warriors moving into their promised destiny.

Likewise for us, each Passover should be a time of “crossing over” into a new status and identity the Lord has for us. Specifically this year, I believe we need to see ourselves as children of God who are, in fact, equipped to bring in the end-times harvest. The time of that harvest is now. The training and preparation is over. We are not to be “wanderers”; rather, we are co-laborers with the Lord to bring in His harvest.

As we cross over into this mindset, we will find miracles happening and we will receive new assignments and strategies from Him. As we go about those new assignments, the Lord will confirm His word with signs and wonders. We will also discover the necessary finances flowing in.

Personally, I feel an incredible urgency to “broadcast.” I have already been doing this via MPP for the past five years (see description below). But last month we upgraded from just audio recording and transcripts to including live video broadcasting on Facebook. Another new development is radio broadcasting in Japan for TransWorld Radio.

However, I know there is much, much more. On our recent trip to Moscow, the Lord showed me to start regular webcasts in Russian to teach about the apostolic. Also, I feel Japan is entering a kairos time. Last week when we were discussing broadcasting, it felt like we needed to do something every day in Japan. We must get the word of the Lord out there. It must get into the atmosphere and into the ears of the many Japanese who know so little about Father God and salvation through His Son, Jesus.

At this point, I don’t know exactly what this will look like. However, I know it needs to be a “life” teaching of the word of God, so His power and miracles are released. I also know that it needs to be prophetic. So please pray for us.

And as in every “crossing over,” I know these two following things:

First, the Lord Himself is arranging this and will go before us. “Look! The ark of the covenant of the Ruler of the whole earth is ready to enter the Jordan ahead of you”(Josh. 3:11). So, it will work. He will lead.

Second, it will result in promotion and expansion. “That day the Lord brought honor to Joshua before all Israel. They respected him all his life, just as they had respected Moses” (Josh. 4:14). Joshua’s sole motivation was to follow the Lord. That must be ours as well. As you follow Him in “crossing over” to do the new thing He is laying on your heart, you will be blessed and expanded. His harvest will come in, and you will move increasingly into your destiny.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

Judah Goes FirstJudah Goes First

In this month of Nissan, praise is so important. Remember that your worship is a weapon! Judah Goes First and my other books are available for Kindle (and the free Kindle app).

Find it at amazon.com/author/ronaldsawka.

What Is MPP?

Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is a forty-five-minute webcast. I (or another leader) share from the word of God for about twenty minutes, then a core of prophetic people (on Skype) begins to prophesy. What I had planned to last just three weeks is now in its fifth year.

I first got the idea from a testimony from John Eckhardt (Chicago) who spoke of an early morning radio broadcast he did many years ago. He taught on demons, but it seems people joined in and received deliverance. This grew, resulting in what he called a “mini-revival.” I knew I was to do the same. We were to focus on the prophetic, which is our main gifting, and it was to involve a group of people. (We started on Skype).

I know that MPP and the prophecies being released are having impact. We estimate that we reach several thousand people daily. Many have sent us testimonies about receiving miracles and being helped by the Lord via MPP.

However, there are two more very important reasons for this “broadcasting,” which are as follows:

  1. The prophetic word breaks down and shakes demonic power out of its position so the kingdom of God can advance. Satan is known as the “prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2). Thus, when God’s word is spoken into the airwaves, it confounds Satan and his hordes. Prophetic words are the wisdom of God that eventually brings the power of darkness to nothing (1 Cor. 2:6). One of our theme verses is Job 38:13, which states, “That it might take hold of the ends of the earth and the wicked be shaken out of it.”
  2. It puts God’s creative word into the atmosphere and advances the kingdom of God. Jesus Himself said, “The words I speak are spirit and life” (John 6:63), and we all know that when God created the heavens and the earth, He simply spoke and it came into existence (2 Peter 3:5).

It’s been an incredible journey so far. Please pray for us. Please join us.

Morning Prophetic Prayer (MPP) is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp. To receive transcripts or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Apr. 14, Hualien, Taiwan
  • Apr. 15–16, Arise 5 Apostolic Center, Hualien, Taiwan
  • Apr. 17–19, Agape, Taoyuan
  • Apr. 20, Agape, Taipei
  • Apr. 21–23, Light of the World, Tainan
  • Apr. 27–May 1, Okinawa, Japan

(My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.)

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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Get Rid of Judgments

Arise 5 Weekly Update: April 5, 2017; Nissan 9, 5777
  • “Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Cor. 5:8).
  • “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom” (Luke 6:37–38).

The Time of the Micro-Church Is Now!

We really are in the time of apostolic centers and micro-churches. By micro-churches, I mean small gatherings of believers, both formal and informal. This may be in homes, restaurants, hospitals, or in the workplace. After a very fruitful weekend in Moscow, I was in Korea. Sarah Kim set up apostolic-prophetic meetings in Daejeon, and those went very well.

But what I also greatly enjoyed was three small meetings—one at a place of business, and the other two at a hospital. What an incredible time! Why? Because it was all about the believers doing the ministry. Especially in the first place, the Lord showed me to ask a woman if she wanted prayer. She did, and I had several of the group pray short, simple prayers for her. It was amazing how the Holy Spirit touched her. He led us to pray for another, and then another. The presence of the Lord was so strong in that “most simple of meetings.” Three or four people would pray for one person. By the end of the meeting, all had been prayed for, and everyone was powerfully touched by the Lord. I felt to give an invitation for salvation and four people accepted. Amazing!

Preparing for Passover—Getting Rid of Judgments

This Hebrew year 5777, the Year of the Sword (battle, victory, advance) is amazing. Also, it’s one of the rare times that Easter (April 16) coincides with Passover week (April 11–18). Jesus is the Passover lamb (“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the whole world” [John 1:29]) that was slain for us. (“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” [2 Cor. 5:21].)

One of the key elements of Passover was to make sure homes were cleansed of leaven (“For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses” [Exod. 12:19]), because leaven symbolized sin or impurity. Thus, they could see a main purpose of Passover was to set them free from sin. Jesus later explained that hypocrisy was also a type of leaven (“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” [Luke 12:1]). Paul further explains it as malice and wickedness (“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness” [1 Cor. 5:8]).

I feel that the Lord wants us to approach this Passover with earnestness and expectation.

At the beginning of this year, I felt the Lord impress two things on me. The first was to pay attention to the feasts. Passover (April 11–18) is almost here, so I want to focus on that. The second was about judgments and the need to identify and drop them. The prophetic word was something like “drop your judgments and watch what I (the Lord) do in the next few months.”

I feel those two things actually come together, because one of the things the Lord told them to do at Passover was to cleanse their homes of leaven (yeast) (“For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses” [Exod. 12:19]). Leaven symbolizes sin or impurity. I think one of the great sins or impurities that has astounding negative effects on us is judgments.

Judgments are decisions we make or mindsets that we hold that usually are incorrect because they are based on things we see or experience—but not necessarily based on truth. Often, they reflect a skewed perception and are conclusions we came to because the devil actively arranged things so that we would leap to those erroneous conclusions. Those judgments become seeds that we sow which ensure we reap a negative harvest. A few points are as follows:

1. We are often unaware of the fact that we have made judgements (which is why they were to carefully search their homes for leaven). Ask the Lord to help you search out any judgments you may have made.

2. Judgments blind us about ourselves. Jesus chided them for trying to take the splinter out of the neighbor’s eye when there was a log in their own (Matt. 7:2–3). Thus, we may feel we perfectly understand why someone treats us wrongly, but fail to see our own behavior or body language that invites such treatment.

3. Judgments are labels (that we put on ourselves). We may judge that people can’t understand us or that we are insignificant. It’s the same as pasting a sign on your forehead stating “Please don’t understand me,” or “Please ignore me.” Unbeknownst to you, your body language and attitude will work to fulfill that label. What we judge is what we become (see Matthew 7:1–2).

4. Judgments perpetuate negative situations. You may have judged that “Mr. A” will never change and that you will always have to suffer. That judgment ensures that you will not see even if he is trying to change. You will continue to “suffer,” eventually concluding that the only solution is to leave (see Galatians 5:5–6).

5. Judgments hinder us from standing in and reaping the blessing of our true identity. “I am not weak; in Christ I am strong. I am not a victim; in Christ I am an overcomer. I am not a ‘nobody’; I am chosen and highly favored. I carry the presence of the Lord. He has sent me to be a blessing wherever I go.”

6. Releasing judgments puts us in the center of the mercy and blessing of the Lord. “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom” (Luke 6:37–38).

Ask the Lord to show you judgments and help you get rid of them.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

Judah Goes FirstJudah Goes First

In this month of Nissan, praise is so important. Remember that your worship is a weapon! Judah Goes First and my other books are available for Kindle (and the free Kindle app).

Find it at amazon.com/author/ronaldsawka.

MPP 

MPP is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp. To receive transcripts or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Apr. 14–23, Taiwan
  • Apr. 27–May 1, Okinawa, Japan

(My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.)

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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You’ve Gotta Celebrate!

Arise 5 Weekly Update: March 29, 2017; Nissan 2, 5777
  • “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions” (Heb. 1:9).
  • “So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with gladness” (2 Sam. 6:12).
  • “Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’” (Matt. 21:8).

Great Advance in Moscow; If You Want To Shift Ahead, You’ve Gotta Celebrate!

Our ministry time in Moscow was short, only a two-day conference, but it was so very fruitful. In the first meeting, the Lord led me to speak about breaking hindrances to the new move that He wants to pour upon this nation. Among other things, we dealt with judging and rejection. As the conference progressed, He led us to deal with more things, including pulling down the Jezebel spirit. In all of this, what was most remarkable was the incredible explosion of joy and celebration.

The pulling down of the Jezebel spirit took place during our third meeting (out of five), and that was when the joy and celebration exploded like I’ve never seen before. It was so strong that I don’t know how to explain it to you. What’s more, this joyous celebration was also released in each of the remaining sessions.

While it was a confirmation that the Jezebel spirit had indeed been pulled down, it was also a result of the Lord anointing His people to celebrate so that He could advance them. Just as there is an anointing for warfare, for healing, or for prophesying, there is also an anointing for joy.

God pours this anointing upon His people so that they can properly celebrate. He needs this kind of celebration—spontaneous, wild, and exuberant—when He wants to bring a shift and establish His government.

Note how Hebrews 1:9 says Jesus “loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness”

Lawlessness means God’s laws, and therefore His government, are not operating. He anoints with joy so His government can be brought in.

There are two clear scriptural examples of this. First in 2 Samuel 6, David danced and celebrated and the people joined in with him. The result was the ark of the covenant was brought in and God’s government began to operate in Jerusalem. This brought about more of His order and expansion into new territory (see 2 Samuel 8).

Second, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the crowds, including children, shouted (Matthew 21). Think of it this way: God needed to bring the long-awaited, long-prophesied shift into the new covenant. In order to bring about that shift, He needed adequate celebration. Thus, the people were anointed with joy. They celebrated and the shift began, which resulted in the cross and resurrection, as well as the start of the new covenant.

I have finally come to understand a prophetic statement I heard years ago. The prophet said, “Our problem is we don’t celebrate enough!” God wants to bring in His government, or release shifts, but He can’t do that unless there is enough celebration. Thus, He will anoint us with the oil of joy so we can celebrate. But we have to choose to do so. And without our celebrating, there won’t be a shift or expansion of the government (or kingdom) of God. Therefore, be willing to celebrate. Begin to celebrate and watch the Lord pour the oil of joy upon you.

There is one more part to the advance in Moscow. On the final day, we set in two wonderful couples into their fivefold calling as apostles: Mr. and Mrs. Yaroslav Krasnov, and Mr. and Mrs. Oleg Koryukov. This is a great advancement for the kingdom of God.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

Internet Broadcasting 

Please pray with us as we make plans to do much more broadcasting. Starting in April, I want to begin a teaching series and broadcast it live (English-Russian). I will focus on apostolic centers and how they operate. Also, I want to do far more gospel broadcasting in Japan (English-Japanese). Hopefully, this will also begin next month.

MPP 

MPP is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp. To receive transcripts or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Mar. 28–29, Korea
  • Apr. 1, Arise 5 Sano, Japan
  • Apr. 2, Arise 5 Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr. 14–23, Taiwan
  • Apr. 27–May 1, Okinawa, Japan

My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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Nissan

Blessings for the Hebrew Month of Nissan, March 28–April 26

We are entering the Hebrew month of Nissan, which God renamed as the “first month” in Exodus 12:2. We read, “This month shall be the beginning of your months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” Thus, we see that this focus on the months is linked to deliverance. God affirmed the importance of the first day of each month, Rosh Chodesh, by calling for a special sacrifice (Num. 28:11–15).

Why is paying attention to the months important? It has to do with changing our thinking. In Exodus, it was God’s power that set them free. A release of miracles culminated in Passover. The Hebrews were granted freedom and quickly left. Then came the miracle of the Red Sea. All of those miracles were done by the mighty hand of God. He accomplished their deliverance or salvation by His power alone. But the Hebrews needed to change their thinking—they had to see themselves as God’s special people, chosen and favored. The more they had that mindset, the more they could understand His ways and walk with Him. In addition to Rosh Chodesh, that is also why God instituted the feasts.

Today in the New Testament, it’s basically the same thing. Jesus is the one who has won our salvation. He paid the debt. His power saves us and causes us to be born again. There is nothing we can add to it. We can only receive it as the free gift of God. But just like the Israelites, we also are faced with the necessity of having to change our mindsets.

Too many believers are locked in the continual struggle of “does God love me” or “why is my faith weak?” They live up-and-down Christian lives. Why should this be since Jesus has provided us with perfect salvation? It mostly has to do with our thinking or mindsets.

As we walk with the Lord through the months, our thinking begins to change. We continually see how much He is for us and wants to bless us. Let me say it again: heeding the Hebrew calendar adds absolutely nothing to the salvation Jesus provided for us. What it does do, however, is help us change our thinking and see ourselves as His sons and daughters so that He can bring us into fullness.

Below are the highlights for Nissan, which is sometimes known as Abib or Aviv.

  1. The tribe of Judah is associated with this month. Judah goes first into warfare (see Judges 1:2; 20:18). Judah was also the first tribe in the order of procession when Israel moved in the wilderness (Num. 10:14). Judah means “praise” and is also the way we can keep our hand on the neck of the enemy (Gen. 49:8).
  2. The month in which spring often starts; the beginning of the month of direct light. Declare that your light is getting brighter. (See Isaiah 60; Luke 2:32; Isaiah 49:6; and Acts 26:18.) Declare His light is shining even in the places that have been dark until now.
  3. The month of Passover. (Starts on the fourteenth of Nissan, April 10). Passover is designed to help us enter into a fuller experience of our great salvation in Jesus. We do this by examining the first Passover. Note the following things:
    • Deliverance. Remember where we came from. Say “Lord, Thank You for this year; thank You for how you delivered me in the past, and for the many ways You will deliver me this year.”
    • Every Passover, expect new a level of deliverance. Peter was set free from prison in Acts 12. Is anything (e.g., a bad habit) holding you back? Believe for deliverance from that prison and be released into your destiny.
    • Passover is a time of crossing over (e.g., the Red Sea; the Jordan River in Joshua 4–5). Realize that you are crossing into something new. As always, this year we find ourselves crossing over into new territory, new challenges, and new areas of expansion.
    • Reproach is being rolled away (Josh. 5:9). Any old sense of failure that is still a part of our identities that is allowed to remain will hinder us. Jesus wants to roll that off of us.
    • New provision (Exod. 12:34–36; Josh. 5:10–12). Each Passover is a time when the Lord wants to bless us with new provision. Look for it. Expect it!
    • New intimacy with the Lord and new strategy.
  4. The month of redemption. A price has been paid for you to be set free from each one of your “prisons.” Read Ruth and see how Boaz bought back the property that had been lost for Ruth and Naomi, and how this brought Ruth into her destiny. Declare all is being unlocked and that you are moving into your destiny. Jesus has bought back your destiny.
  5. The month of the beginning of miracles. See Nehemiah 2:1 and Esther 3:7. In both cases, the miraculous chain of events were set into motion in Nissan.
  6. The month that sets the course for your future. Again, this is why it is so important to keep moving in praise.
  7. The annual renewal of Gods hei plan. Every year, the spirit of God needs to blow on you during this month. Ask the Holy Spirit to blow upon you for refreshing, for new revelation, and for a quickened understanding of what God is doing in this new season.
  8. Linked to the constellation Aries (the ram or the lamb). Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). God provided a ram for Abraham instead of Isaac. He is Jehovah Jireh, and God will provide (Gen. 22:14). Expect unusual sources of provision.
  9. The month kings go to war; the new year for kings. God wants to “expand” you. Declare that plans and new beginnings shall begin to take place. Go to war with the Lord! (2 Sam. 11:1).
  10. The month of speech. If you speak negatively during this month, it will adversely affect you three to four months later. The seeds of negativity take root and will pull you backward. Conversely, your positive confessions should “grab the wind” and change the atmosphere. (See 1 Peter 3:9; 1 Samuel 1:17; 2:20–21.)
  11. The “controller month.” Put your best foot forward. You need to assess both where you are at and where you are going.
  12. The month where you need to “learn to fish.” If you can’t pay your taxes, pull a coin out of a fish’s mouth. Let the Lord give you new and unusual means of supply. (See Matt. 17:27.)
  13. You must step forward. Don’t wait and hold back. Move ahead confidently in God. Numbers 33:3 (AMP) says, “The Israelites went out [of Egypt] with a high hand and triumphantly.”

(Note: The source material comes from my 2006 notes taken from a series of lectures [on CD] given by Chuck Pierce [Glory of Zion]. I highly recommend his website for more materials and more in-depth explanations. –Ron Sawka)

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Let God Arise!

Arise 5 Weekly Update: March 22, 2017; 24 Adar, 5777

“Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him. So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: ‘Rise up, O Lord! Let Your enemies be scattered’” (Num. 10:35).

Advancing with the Lord: “Let God Arise and His Enemies Be Scattered!”

We are entering into a most exciting time. The Lord is moving as never before. It’s a time of miracles, a time of seeing unexpected things happen. Now is not the time to be spiritually asleep or discouraged. Rather, we must be people who are spiritually prepared and who are filled with His Spirit. That’s why I believe the Lord led me to talk about our identity as lions. Lions are bold and they roar. They have a confidence and act as if they were kings/rulers. This is our identity.

Truly, the Lord is roaring from Zion. “The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake” (Joel 3:16).

We will increasingly find that the enemy’s old foundations—the foundations of structures that resist God—will shake and be broken. New ministries, new strategies, and new resources are all beginning to come forth to those who are prepared in spirit.

On Tuesday morning, the Lord further surprised us from Psalm 68:1, which states, “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered.” I feel this is a word for all who have ears to hear it, for all who are prepared in spirit.

It is a two-part promise. First, God is arising and scattering our enemies. Thus, things that have been lost or stolen will be returned. Health will be restored to those who have lost it. Families will be touched. Finances will begin to flow. Ministries that have been thwarted or stillborn will now come forth.

Second, the Lord is moving ahead. Those words, “Let God arise and His enemies be scattered” were spoken every time the Lord wanted to advance. God is advancing. We are His people and we must advance with Him. New things, new opportunities, and new ministries await.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

MPP

MPP is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp. To receive transcripts or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Mar. 24–27, Moscow
  • Mar. 28–29, Korea
  • Apr. 1, Arise 5 Sano, Japan
  • Apr. 2, Arise 5 Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr. 14–23, Taiwan
  • Apr. 27–May 1, Okinawa, Japan
  • (My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.)

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Bank address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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God’s People Are Lions!

Arise 5 Weekly Update: March 15, 2017; 17 Adar, 5777

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  • “Look, a people rises like a lioness, and lifts itself up like a lion; it shall not lie down until it devours the prey” (Num. 23:24).
  • “He lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him?” (Num. 24:9).
  • “They shall walk after the Lord. He will roar like a lion. When He roars, then His sons shall come trembling from the west” (Hos. 11:10).

God’s People Are Lions and They Have to Roar!

I am so glad for how the Lord is using Arise 5 to help apostolic centers rise up. Last weekend, we opened up another one. That church had been growing in the apostolic for some time, but wanted to shift from a local church to an apostolic center. The word the Lord gave me for them was about lions.

The Lord specifically likens His people to lions. In Numbers 23–24, Balaam had been hired to curse Israel. But whenever he opened his mouth he spoke great blessing instead, and twice the Lord said Israel was like a lion.

When we know our identity, then we will rise up into it and act accordingly. So, what are lions like?

First, lions are rulers. A lion, which is mighty among beasts and does not turn away from any” (Prov. 30:30). Even young school children know the lion is the king of the beasts. The Lord has not only called us to walk with Him, but also to rule with Him in our daily lives. If we know we are lions, then we won’t turn away from situations or problems. David was like this. While others cowered in fear, he calmly looked at Goliath and was able to receive the strategy and assurance that he could and should face him; doing so, in turn, brought promotion and advance. When Christians know they are lions, they will be able to receive wisdom and the leading of the Lord. We will rule in situations and will advance.

Second, lions are bold.The righteous are as bold as a lion” (Prov. 28:1). Boldness is one of the qualities we are to pray for. When persecution against the early church began, the Christians prayed for boldness to continue speaking God’s word. The Lord was quick to pour this upon them and the whole place shook with His power. Acts 4:31 states, “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” They continued to speak out and the kingdom of God expanded rapidly. Be sure to accept this identity as a lion. The Lord will be quick to pour boldness into you. I think you will begin to see difficult situations crumble around you.

Third, lions roar and we need to as well. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:8). When I say “roar,” I mean we need to declare things and prophesy things. This is different from praying and interceding. Of course praying and petitioning the Lord has always been and will always be important, but we also need to “roar.” In other words, we need to pray more boldly, and we need to make declarations. We need to declare that what God has said will come to pass, and we need to be bold about it. For example, there have been so many prophecies about revival in Japan, yet none have been fulfilled. As such, some might believe it wiser to only quietly pray and ask. But I think not. I think the time has come to boldly declare. So, I do declare revival for Japan. I am asking for ways and means of broadcasting to the entire nation. Let’s ask boldly. It’s time to roar.

The Lord Himself is roaring now. His roaring is causing His people to rise up like never before. Again, Hosea states, “He will roar like a lion. When He roars, then His sons shall come trembling from the west” (11:10). Let’s roar with Him!

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

MPP

MPP is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp. To receive transcripts or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Mar. 24–27, Moscow
  • Mar. 28–29, Korea
  • Apr. 1, Arise 5 Sano, Japan
  • Apr. 14–23, Taiwan
  • (My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.)

Giving to Arise 5

Your giving plays such a vital role in helping us to do what the Lord has assigned to us. No matter what amount the Lord puts on your heart, we are so very, very thankful. Be blessed with the same blessing the Lord gives us as we travel (1 Sam. 30:24).

You may also feel led to become an Arise 5 Apostolic Fund Supporter (AFS) by pledging to give $1000 (US) or its equivalent for the year.

Bank Info and Online Giving

Arise 5 now has online giving. Not only will this make it easier for those who live in the USA and Canada, but it will also help those in countries without a designated account for Arise 5. You can give by credit or debit card, or via electronic bank account transfer at arise5.com/giving.

You can also give via the bank account in the following nations: Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Russia. Bank information is listed below.

JAPAN (and direct deposits from countries not listed below):
Bank name: SMBC Trust Bank
Bank address: Nishi Shimbashi Square 1-3-1 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Tokyo Japan 105-0003
SWIFT code: SMTC JPJT
Intermediate bank name and SWIFT code: Citibank Japan Ltd. Tokyo Japan, CITI JPJT
Account name: Ronald W. Sawka
Account number: 93642377

CHINA: 中国工商银行郑州郑上路支行, 户名:RONALD WADE SAWKA, 账号:6212 2617 0201 3013 933

KOREA: KEB Bank 172-18-47989-8

MALAYSIA: Standard Chartered Bank 390194941955 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

SINGAPORE: POSBank 149-42129-7 (account name Ronald W. Sawka)

TAIWAN: Chinatrust 42854-041347-0

RUSSIA: Please write us at: russia@arise5.com.

*USA: Destiny Christian Church, 2161 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904
Email: info@destinydover.org; Phone: 302-674-4288

OTHERS: Please use the SMBC Trust Bank details for direct deposits as listed above (be sure to include the intermediary bank name and SWIFT code).

All other nations please use our online giving form at arise5.com/giving.

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Torrent of the Lord

Arise 5 Weekly Update: March 8, 2017; 10 Adar, 5777

“Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals!” (Ps. 150:5).

“They fought from the heavens; … The torrent of Kishon swept them away” (Judg. 5:20–21).

The Torrent of the Lord Sweeps Away Obstacles and Brings Alignment

On this ministry trip, I continue to be surprised by the new things the Lord is showing us and leading us to do. One of those things has to do with “clashing cymbals.” In the last two places, remarkable things have happened.

In our first location on this trip, as the Lord emphasized those cymbals I had the strong sense that He wanted to sweep away obstacles. I was reminded of Judges 4 during the time of Deborah. The enemy was strong and controlled the roads so that the Israelites were unable to travel. The isolation further weakened them. But Deborah’s victory changed all that and opened the roads. Communication resumed.

Thus, I felt that the Lord was sweeping away obstacles so that communication would increase and that the word of the Lord would begin to run (“Pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly” [2 Thess. 3:1]).

In our second location, the Lord emphasized the cymbals again and this time the results were different. First, there was an incredible roaring. One of the young worship leaders was “seized” by Holy Spirit and began to roar. This was a signal of what God wanted to do—and after a while the whole place was roaring. In all my days of shouting and roaring (neither of which is unfamiliar to me), I’ve never seen anything like it.

But the Lord led us even further. The leaders came on stage and began to declare a revival and a rising up. But before that, one of our team began to prophesy and sing prophetically about alignment. They boldly declared that God is aligning His people. Once there is alignment, then there will be the rising up and then revival. So, I saw alignment beginning to happen.

Yes, indeed the Lord is moving in unprecedented ways. He is causing His people to rise up. He is removing obstacles so that His word can run, but perhaps even more significantly, He is causing them to align properly with each other and with Him. This “opens the heavens” like nothing else.

Lord, keep causing us to rise up so we can be aligned with you and your people so that your kingdom can advance mightily.

Continue to Ask Big

I want to keep mentioning this one. We are in a whole new season or era. The Lord is on the move like never before. Someone said it’s like He is in a hurry and will not wait. We must ask big. Thank Him for how He has used you in the past, but now ask for a tenfold increase!

Please keep praying for broadcasting in Japan.

Thanks for praying.

Ron and Teddy Sawka

MPP

Note: MPP will be off this week and will resume on March 13.

MPP is broadcast weekdays from 6:00–6:50 a.m. (Japan Time) at ustream.tv/channel/arise-5-morning-prophetic-prayer-mpp. To receive transcripts or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please write to mpponskype@gmail.com.

MPP can also be seen on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ron.sawka.1.

Ron’s Schedule

  • Mar. 4–11, Ministry Trip (three cities)
  • Mar. 12–13, Hong Kong
  • Mar. 23, Korea
  • Mar. 24–27, Moscow
  • Mar. 28–29, Korea
  • April 1, Arise 5 Sano, Japan
  • (My complete schedule for the year is listed at arise5.com/events.)

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