From the desk of Steve Shultz:
My good friends, Wesley and Stacey Campbell alert me to this word by their friend in Amsterdam, Arleen Westerhof. Arleen has prophesied here both to the Netherlands, and really---to the whole Church. There is great encouragement here to believe and do - "THE GREATER WORKS" that Jesus talked about.
If Jesus calmed the storms, then so should we. If he took control over the natural elements, Jesus was really demonstrating that we should take control also - and this authority extends to demonic forces that often affect the "natural" land and sea upon which we sometimes find ourselves.
Be motivated to do the GREAT works. Take authority over YOUR lands, your houses, and stand against the weather that would come against you. And watch God move.
Note: While you're here, a most powerful CD is "Cloud by Day." This CD, more than almost every other one I have (with Joann McFatter) speaks musically and authoritatively to the power of God in the elements of Nature. (order now) "CLOUD BY DAY" (click here)
P.S. we're having a close-out special of our ElijahSeasons Calendar (click here), because we are already three months into the year. It's a beautiful full-color calendar, with photos suitable for framing, and Jewish and Gentile calendar dates all included (usually you can’t find a calendar with both).
Arleen Westerhof, along with her husband Dick, are senior leaders in the nation of Holland. They have been involved in the prophetic movement in the Netherlands for many years. Arleen is the founder and facilitator of the Netherlands Prophetic Roundtable, and she is laboring to see Dutch prophets raised up to bless the nations. We love her heart for God.
Wesley and Stacey Campbell
Be A Hero
A Prophetic Directive for the Netherlands
and to the whole Church:
"Speak to the Wind and the Waves
and the Weather!"
Introduced by Wesley and Stacey Campbell
Storms and floods
Recently, I've received questions about the prophetic words that have been spoken out about physical floods hitting Amsterdam and the Netherlands. In at least one of these words, a specific month in 2008 is named. Naturally, the question is, "How should we react?"
In January 2008, I had a vision after a period of fasting and praying. In this vision I saw mantles lying on the ground of nations and continents. The mantles were everywhere. While very old, they were not worn out. When I asked, "What are these mantles?" I heard the voice of the Lord say, "This is the mantle of Elijah. It is the authority to call down fire from Heaven. It is also the authority to speak to the wind and the waves and have them obey. This mantle is available for those who will pick them up and put them on--but be careful! Holiness is required to wear the mantle. Otherwise, it will turn around and bite you on the heel."
I then saw people who had picked up the mantles. Some of them were standing before seas in heavy storms in Europe and Asia. They were busy decreeing that the storms should be still and telling the seas to honor the boundaries that God had set for them: "Or who shut the sea with doors, when it burst forth and issued from the womb" Job 38: 8; "When I fixed my limit for it and set bars and doors" Job 38:10; and "When I said, 'This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!'" Job 38: 8, 10, 11.
Others stood in cities that were being shaken by earthquakes in North and South America and Asia. These people were busy decreeing that the earthquakes should stop. I also saw others in areas hit by famine and by terrorist attacks. They were commanding these things to stop and calling forth the will of God over their areas. At the end of the vision, I heard a voice from Heaven say, "It is a new day and a new time, and My authority will be made manifest on the earth!"
Not since the Old Testament, and the time of the first century church, has so much authority been available to those who are prepared to pick up the mantles and to pay the price. We all know the example of Jesus: "Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased and there was a great calm" Mark 4:39. He Himself says, " …he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father" John 14:12. Bill Johnson said recently, "Jesus did not come to show us what God can do. He came to show us what one man can do who was wholly yielded to the Father."
Picking Up The Mantle of Elijah In The Airport
On March 1, 2008, my husband Dick and I had an experience that impressed the previously mentioned word on us. We were on the way to a meeting in England. We had the idea that it was important for us to be there because the subject being discussed was important for our future. When we got to the airport, we discovered that our flight had been delayed due to strong storm winds. After a delay of 45 minutes, the captain made an announcement to say that because of the storm only one runway was open for both takeoff and landing. As a result, our flight would be delayed for another four hours. Dick and I looked at each other. We knew that if this happened, we would miss the meeting entirely.
There at the gate, we decided to pick up the mantle of Elijah and put it on. We did this literally. We then prayed and commanded the wind to die down and the circumstances surrounding our visit to England to come into line with the perfect will of God for us that day. Others in England were busy praying for us and decreeing the same things.
We then sat down to wait. Within 30 minutes after praying, the captain made an announcement, "All passengers for our flight need to board the plane immediately!" Twenty minutes after this announcement was made, we were taxiing down the runway. In fact, we were in such a hurry to depart that 3 passengers were left behind. The pilot said that we were fortunate that they hadn't checked any suitcases in because we needed to leave immediately.
Not only were we surprised about the speed with which this occurred, but we were also surprised about the fact that our plane was the only one moving. Due to the fact that there was only one runway open, we expected that we would have to wait in line behind a row of planes in order to take off. That was not the case. We were able to taxi directly onto the runway and take off. When we had gotten airborne, the pilot made another announcement, "We were extremely fortunate," he said. He said that he had gotten notice "out of the blue" that we could take off!
Influencing Weather With Prophetic Decrees
Prophetic decrees have the ability to influence natural phenomena and weather patterns. In Joshua 10:12-13, Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to stand still in order to win a battle. They did. In Isaiah 38, the prophet told King Hezekiah that the shadow of the sundial would move backwards ten degrees as confirmation that God would heal him. It did.
Even today, this is still the case. For four years now, we've been standing at the corners of the 12 roads entering the Red Light District of Amsterdam and proclaiming the Blood of Jesus over the area with large red flags. We do this as a prophetic prayer act. It does not matter what the weather forecast is, because up to now, it has stayed dry for us. Why? Because every time it starts to rain, we speak to the clouds and command them to hold their rain. Most of the time, it stops raining within five minutes. There has been only one evening where it rained the whole night. That was the evening we did not speak to the clouds.
In both of these examples, the weather was serving as a deterrent for the will of God to be done. For those who ask, "If flooding and storms are God's judgment over our land, who are we to stand in His way?" it is helpful to remember:
1. There are more than ten righteous people in this nation (Genesis 18:32).
2. Moses reasoned with God when He wanted to wipe out Israel, and God listened to him (Exodus 32:32-33).
3. The wrath of God was poured out upon Jesus at the Cross, releasing mercy and grace to billions of people. God, therefore, does not need to create justice through judgment because He has already done this through Jesus Christ
4. Disaster does not always lead to revival (Numbers 16:32-41; Revelation 16:10-11).
Now back to the original question
We ask ourselves the question again, "How should we react?" First, it is always good to confess our sins and the sins of the land. In light of this, national times of prayer and fasting deserve our support. Second, we can pray that God would limit the damage in the event of a natural disaster. For prophets however, it is time for us to put on the mantle of Elijah, to take responsibility for our nation, and to speak to the wind and the waves, commanding them to be still.
"And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." John 14:13-14
Arleen M. Westerhof
Be A Hero
About Arleen M. Westerhof:
Arleen Westerhof grew up in Toronto, Canada, and she has lived in the Netherlands for the past 16 years. When she arrived in Amsterdam and saw the drug addicts openly using heroin and shooting up in a busy public square in the city, two thoughts went through her mind simultaneously. The first was, "This must be what hell looks like." The second was, "You’re home." Arleen and her husband Dick are the Senior Pastors of God’s Embassy Amsterdam, a church on the edge of the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Arleen is also the Facilitator of the Netherlands Prophetic Council.