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"The Leadership who are Jumping Ship - and the Solution"

by Steve Shultz (with Bob Jones)
Apr 2, 2004

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News Item #1 - John and Paula Sandford help Taiwanese Aborigines and Other Groups Reach Reconciliation

Note by Steve Shultz: I'm sorry that this took so long to get to you. This is an awesome report on Taiwan by John Sandford. Look for John Sandford and Richard Twiss to come and minister in Albany, Oregon for a Native Reconciliation event, July 9 and 10. Don't miss it. Steve Shultz, THE ELIJAH LIST, www.elijahlist.com

Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Dear Steve,

Paula and I returned from Taiwan yesterday. You might be interested by what happened there.

The conference was sponsored by 160 churches, more than 1200 in attendance. Never have we been so lavishly loved and well received. The organizers felt that this series of teachings and prayers would be for the healing of their nation! We taught 10 times in two days, Thursday and Friday the 19th and 20th.

Here's what I thought might be of interest to you - something I didn't know, that surprised Paula and me - there is a group of 12 tribes there whom they call the "aborigines." These are the original people who were pushed off their good valley lands into the inhospitable mountains, just like our American Indians were pushed onto poor soil reservations. They have been rejected, looked down upon, and slurred just like us American natives. The occupying "Taiwanese," the Hokka people, the later Chang-Kai-Cheks, and the following refugees from the mainland all are groups who polarize, hate and struggle against one another. On Friday morning, Paula and I taught about intercessory prayer and how to pray for the healing of nations - and then turned the meeting over to the local leadership. They called representatives of each group to the stage. There followed a long time of prayers of forgiveness, reconciliation and healing, for one another - with many tears, and great celebration following. It was so beautiful and powerful that Paula and I sat there in tears of joy and thankfulness.

We believe they impacted the entire nation for healing and vast changes to come. God bless and keep you. Yours in Christ, John Loren Sandford

"THE LEADERSHIP WHO ARE JUMPING SHIP - AND THE SOLUTION"
- By Steve Shultz
www.theelijahlist.com

Maybe it's unfair but I seem to get most of my revelation while I'm on vacation. Last week--no exception. I had a prophetic dream so specific and profound (which included Bob Jones) I decided to call Bob and get his take on the dream.

He said he'd just gotten the same revelation that same day (not the same dream, but the same essential revelation for the church.)

With that in mind, he encouraged me to share my dream and the interpretation we worked through together.

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THE DREAM- JUMPING SHIP
==========================


In this dream both men and women (but by far more men than women) were ending their careers, and sometimes their lives, by jumping out of boats they were riding in with their spouses. There were many TYPES of boats and the fact that men were "disappearing" from their wives was very prevalent in the dream. Again, some just disappeared. Others were committing suicide in the dream.

Bob Jones was in this dream and he was an old country doctor. He prescribed several things for this situation. One was a DOUBLE DOSE of antibiotics.

In addition, he gave me (I assume this was to keep me from doing the same thing, should the temptation arise) an old, used, wrinkled-yet-padded, long and narrow bicycle seat (such as would have been used on an old Stingray bicycle). He also gave me a similarly shaped old, leather, wrinkled-but-padded catcher's helmet. It looked quite like the bicycle seat - long and narrow, going from the top front of my head and curling over the back of my head.

I was going to pay Bob for his "doctor'n," but he casually said, "Naah! It's old fashioned."

I looked across the way and saw a newer catcher's helmet, just like the ones worn today. It covered the complete forehead, and the entire head also--very different

--end of the dream by Steve Shultz


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INTERPRETATION OF THIS "JUMPING SHIP" DREAM
====================================



Those jumping from the boats were leaders. There is a crisis in the LEADER-"SHIP" of the church. Many, including both men and women, but far more men than woman, are jumping ship . . . that is, they are leaving their ministries, or are about to.

This is a concerted, strategic attack by Satan to cause them to do just this very thing.

Especially for the men, there was a danger of them not only leaving their ministries and their "careers," (ministry careers are not a bad thing) but were leaving their wives and justifying it. And some were ending their lives because they simply couldn't take it any more.

God is giving this revelation to forewarn, so as to forearm the leadership of the Church.

Because their was much about the HEAD and having a padded covering over it, God is speaking to his leadership this one thing. . . This is a quote from Bob Jones:

"Satan is loosing evil spirits of sensuality and perversion on a level we've NEVER SEEN BEFORE. Pastors must put on protection on their head . . . .their soul and their thought life."

The long, narrow, padded seat and the long, narrow, padded head helmet speaks of sitting in, and walking in, and thinking along the STRAIGHT AND NARROW. And the fact that the Doctor needed to prescribe a DOUBLE DOSE of antibiotics is the fact that this infection (of the mind) is completely systemic . . . that is, it has infected the whole BODY . . . the Body of Christ.

The enemy's plan, having sown seeds of impure thoughts, is now ready to strike with great force and intensity to bring his plans--which will bring "death" to many ---to end the lives, ministries, and marriages of many.

But the Scripture declares:


Ps 1:1-3
Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.

NIV


The old country doctor, represented by Bob Jones, is the prophetic ministry leading the LEADERSHIP back to the straight and narrow, and the old DOCTRINES (Remember that Bob was the old country doctor who was "doctor'n me" [doctrine] ) are what the Lord is calling His Church to return to. The Straight and Narrow way.

Scripture is repetitive about our need to remind ourselves, our children, and the Church about the things already clearly taught by the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. We must not stray from these ancient paths but constantly strive not to sit in unprotected "seats of mockers," nor dwell on that which is impure.

William Branham was visited by an angel many times, and on one of those visits, he was told by the Angel, "Tell the people that their thoughts are heard louder in heaven than even their words."


Phil 4:8
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
KJV


To keep ourselves from falling (and notice that the above Scripture speaks of PRAISE TO GOD), we must think on those things that are pure and good, lovely and honest.

For the last year, God has been speaking to Bob about the Church moving into Holiness. That very term, "Holiness," scares many off because they've seen abuses. I asked Bob about that issue several months ago, since I myself watch the news to stay "up" on world events.

"Bob, should I not be watching the news?" I asked, "Is that what Holiness looks like?"

"No, you SHOULD be watching the news. You need to know what's going on in the world."

Then Bob began to expound on what the Lord has been showing him about the character and nature of Holiness. Yes, we MUST turn off the TV or turn the channel when impure things present themselves. The same thing for movies that are impure, and impure things on the internet. And yes, we must push back and pray away the evil thoughts that the Devil puts into our minds. All Christians have thoughts that come from the devil, or are even by being drawn away by their OWN lusts. We must battle these thoughts in the strength of the Lord, but we MUST BATTLE!

Nevertheless, the Holy Spirit came to define true Holiness and Purity like this:

First:

Isa 26:3
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,

NKJV



Bob went on to explain that--- one of the most important Scriptures for HOLINESS that few connect with Holiness, is this. . .

John 14:16-17
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever —

17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.

AMP

Note carefully, from the Amplified version above (which Bob Jones taught me out of on this subject), that the Comforter, the Holy Spirit's job, as the Spirit of Truth, was to comfort us.

How does He comfort us?

The answer is critical, because how He, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, comforts us, is how we must comfort one another. And it's the "one another" references that Jesus spoke of so much that are very important in a true definition of HOLINESS. Holiness is a lot more about what you do regarding "one another," than what you don't do, as far as works, etc.


John 13:34-35
34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
NIV


Our focus is to be on one another. . .

John 14:16-17 should be considered the "HIGH WAY" to HOLINESS. It might even be considered the test for us to see if we are walking in true Holiness. Are we doing the work of loving one another as Jesus taught, and of being COMFORTERS as the Spirit of Truth came to do . . . ?




WHAT DOES HOLINESS LOOK LIKE?


I asked Bob how to know if I was being Holy. Below is pretty much what he said . . .



Ask yourself THESE QUESTIONS-- FROM THE AMPLIFIED VERSION OF JOHN 14:16-17


1) Who have you encouraged in counseling today, with a spirit of comfort and truth?

2) Who have you helped today?

3) Who have you interceded for today?

4) Who have you been an ADVOCATE (attorney) for today, who is being accused by his/her brothers and sisters?

5) Who have you strengthened today?

6) Who have you stood by today, just as the Holy Spirit stands by you, even when you mess up?


When you look at holiness this way, how you have (or have not) acted in a similar way as the Holy Spirit . . . it sheds a whole new light IN YOUR MIND and HEART about what true Holiness is.

Cast off evil that comes in through your eyes and ears, and your thought life. But to really advance in Holiness, ask yourself the above questions.

Go find someone who needs help, strengthening, who needs an advocate, or to be encouraged . . .and for the Sake of Christ, BUILD THEM UP!

Then you will begin to grasp HOLINESS from the Lord's perspective.


---Steve Shultz with Bob Jones


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