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Nancy-TONI Youngbrandt - Editor 4 .. Chuck-JOHNEL & Nancy-TONI Youngbrandt 558-B Knapp Road Colville, WA. 99114 Tele # 1-509-684-4135

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"(JESUS said:) LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP, AND LET DOWN YOUR NETS FOR A DRAUGHT...and when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitudes of fishes: and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners... and they came, and filled both ships...' ( Luke 5: 5,6, 7) .

LAYING FOUNDATIONS `IN THE SPIRIT'

A MAN BUILDING A HOUSE, WHO DUG AND WENT DOWN DEEP AND LAID A FOUNDATION UPON THE ROCK; AND WHEN A FLOOD AROSE, THE TORRENT BROKE AGAINST THAT HOUSE AND COULD NOT SHAKE OR MOVE IT, BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN SECURELY BUILT OR FOUNDED ON A

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The Staff and Sword Ministry

September 8, 2011

We have begun the writing of this newsletter today September 8" and hope to be completed by September 20. This is a . joint effort with articles, sketches and prayers y by Nancy-TONI, Richard-DANIEL, L n-ELIZABETH, Leith Lopez, Jim-REPHEAL Crandon and myself Chuck-JOHNEL. While this Newsletter will address a number of issues, however, the two primary issues are: Laying Foundations "In The Spirit ' and being vessels of JESUS' Light y L Love and Presence via the enclosed special pra er s h eets.

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"FOR EVERYONE WHO COMES TO ME AND LISTENS TO MY WORDS IN ORDER TO HEED THEIR TEACHING AND DOES THEM, 1 WILL SHOW YOU WHAT HE IS LIKE. HE IS LIKE A MAN BUILDING A HOUSE, WHO DUG AND WENT DOWN DEEP AND LAID A FOUNDATION UPON THE ROCK; AND WHEN A FLOOD AROSE, THE TORRENT BROKE AGAINST THAT HOUSE AND COULD NOT SHAKE OR MOVE IT, BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN SECURELY BUILT OR FOUNDED ON A ROCK. BUT HE WHO MERELY HEARS AND DOES NOT PRACTICE DOING MY WORDS IS LIKE A MAN WHO BUILT A HOUSE ON THE GROUND WITHOUT A FOUNDATION, AGAINST WHICH THE TORRENT BURST, AND I MMEDIATELY iT COLLAPSED AND FELL, AND THE BREAKING AND RUIN OF THAT HOUSE WAS GREAT." (JESUS in Luke 6: 47-49)

FOUNDATIONS `IN THE SPIRIT' Some brethren have already relocated to their green pasture, some are planning on moving soon, some want to but are presently unable to make the move. Whether you live in/on a green pasture or in a city or in an apartment - each one can and should begin praying to lay down foundations stones for their green pastures.

Remember, things happen FIRST `IN THE SPIRIT' and what is done `In The Spirit' becomes the pattern for what will surface In This World.'


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The Staff and Sword Ministry

September 28, 2011

DELAYS... Between a slow recovery from a bout of pneumonia (some weeks earlier), unexpected issues that needed immediate attention and time, normal budgeting, the over-all effort to assemble different articles and prayers into this Newsletter, quite a number of telephone calls, Ministerial issues that needed to be addressed collectively delayed the writing of this Newsletter beyond my target date of September 20` h ( which was also my 70 th birthday). That I'm writing this note on page 3 on September 28 ` " is because I miscounted and asked Nancy-TONI to number her a rt icle from page 4 on, missing the fact that I'd not

completed a page 3. Nancy-TONI with Leith's help has also been processing a somewhat bountiful crop of fruit (canning, dehydrating) and this too slowed the writing process. This has tu rn ed to be a complex Newsletter as we are working on two important

issues - being (1) vessels of Christ's Light and Presence and (2) Laying foundations for green pastures - enclosed reports and prayers address these in detail. We aim now to start stuffing the envelopes with this Newsletter September 28-29, 2011. Thank T j c0pur^ you for your patience. AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD, Dr. Daniel E. Bohlen August 2, 2 011: "The Lord said, "SON, ON THE VIDEO THAT YOU MADE YEARS AGO ON THE COMING DARKNESS , THE REALITY OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL IS NOW AT HAND." I said, "What is it, Lord?" He said, "SON, ALL OF THE RESEARCH YOU HAVE DONE ON THE CITIES AND THE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT HAVE HAD TERRIBLE RIOTS AND THAT HAVE HAD TERRIBLE BANK CLOSINGS, THEY ARE GOING TO PICK UP 100 FOLD. WITHIN A YEAR YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE SITUATIONS: ARGUMENTS, FIGHTS, BREAKOUTS AND RIOTS, NOT ONLY IN GOVERNMENT HALLS BUT IN THE STREETS OF YOUR NATION." I said, "God, what are we going to do?" He said, "TELL MY PEOPLE THAT THOSE WHO ARE OUT OF DEBT WILL COME THROUGH THIS BUT THEY WILL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE TO BE QUIET ABOUT BEING OUT OF DEBT. THEY MUST BE WISE AS A SERPENT BUT HARMLESS AS A DOVE BECAUSE THIS NATION WITHIN 12 MONTHS WILL BE AS DANGEROUS AS ANY OF THE NATIONS THAT WE HAVE SEEN GO INTO THE PREDICAMENT THAT THE UNITED STATES HEADED INTO." I said, "0 God, what am Ito do?" He said, "YOU GET THE MESSAGE OUT. YOU PREACH THE POWER OF THE KINGDOM. I WILL LEAD THOSE WHO ARE MINE THROUGH THIS BUT IT WILL NOT BE EASY. STAY CLOSE TO ME."


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MANIFESTING CHRIST A CLOSER WALK WITH JESUS

THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION OF "GREEN PASTURES" by Nancy-TONI Youngbrandt It was back in the 1970's that God the Father first began showing Chuck-JOHNEL the coming Judgment on the United States, including drought, famine, civil unrest, war, and eventual occupation. At this time He also showed Chuck-JOHNEL areas that we would come call "safe areas" or "green pastures", areas where God's people would come through the trials and tribulations of the .Judgment of God. This is what he was shown: "To my left I saw the United States literally hanging in Heaven. It appeared as if it had been lifted right off the earth and hung like a picture — except it was not a picture. The United States was destroyed, the country was brown from north to south and east to west. There was hardly any water, the rivers were dried up, the cities destroyed. Fields and forests were baked dry, the ground was cracked and parched. Most of the population was dead. Then God the Father reached out with His Hand, and using His first finger circled an area in northern New York state, then northern Florida, then central Arkansas, then the northern Dakotas, and the northern portion of Washington state, each time saying: "I WILL SAVE MANY ALIVE HERE." Then God the Father withdrew His Hand. As I looked upon the destroyed United States, I noticed patches, like dots, covering the country. Looking closer I noticed that the patches were green and there was water, grass, and crops growing in the fields. While rain fell nowhere, rain fell there. In these areas were gathered the children of God — the Christians that God called out from the cities and towns, and from the areas marked for destruction. Those that went here were saved from famine, pestilence, and from the ravage of war. They rejoiced and were safe in the Lord, who had spared them. God does not bring judgment on His own; but on those who reject His merc y and His love. (We would call these areas green patches, or green pastures.)"


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THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES continued With this revelation in mind, I would like to bring the focus to two main points. The first point having to do with the 5 general areas that God the Father circled, and that is that He said HE WOULD SAVE MANY ALIVE THERE. In other words, it is not the place that saves us but God — an important distinction. It is all too easy to become over focused on the place as being what brings us through the times ahead, but the truth is that without God and being in center of His Will, you could be only one struck by lightning in a safe area if'you are not walking right with God. After all, God said He would save MANY alive, that means not all are going to make it. And just because He has said He will save many alive there, it doesn't mean there won't be hardship and trials along the way. This leads me to the second point, and that is the green patches that Chuck-JOHNEL saw. These literally dotted the landscape of the country, including areas outside the 5 main areas in the previous vision. These are spots that are sur r ounded by drought and lack of water, and yet are green anyway. Here there is rain when all around there is none. And if not rain, there is water from below to sustain and nourish the land and its inhabitants. But perhaps the even more exciting thing is that what this is evidence of is the fact that in these places are Christians with a living, vibrant, Holy Spirit-led, Christ-love founded relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ. In seeing these green patches, we are seeing the fruit of the Spirit of God in the lives of Christians walking right with God, our Heavenly Father. The foundation for what they are living in this world has its roots in the heavenly realm, and in Christ Jesus. Having rain and water when all around is parched and dry; having fruit and vegetables when all around is pestilence and famine; having God's supernatural protection under occupation are all going to be physical manifestations of a spiritual reality — and that begins with, and is an extension of, our relationship with Jesus Christ and God the Father, and the manifestation of Christ's Spirit in our hearts, lives, and whole being. The wonderful insight here is that _just as the kingdom of God is within us, so also our green pasture is within us as well. This means that no matter where you are, whether in a city or the country, in a house or an apartment, you can be praying into this world your green pasture today. Whether you are on your green pasture, waiting to be moved to one or still praying about your place in the times ahead, we have been led and are being shown the importance of laying down a God-centered, Christ-centered spiritual foundation from the spirit into this world, from the ground on up, for "Green Pastures." It has turned out to be a multi-layered, multi-faceted revelation with several dimensions and applications, all of which fit together beautifully by the Spirit of God. So, let me start at the beginning of this revelation so you too may partake of what the Spirit of God is doing in this time.


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THE STAFF AND SWORD MINISTRY

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THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES continued

"POSSESS THE LAND" This was a simple word to me (Nancy-TONI) back in the Spring of this year. Al. the time I understood it to mean that the Holy Spirit was showing me that I was holding the land and all that is on it a bit at bay, and was, at times, struggling with it. The Spirit of God was now leading me to begin to pray to "possess the land" He had given us. This meant really owning it and possessing it from the ground on up, in every way possible. Up until then I have been tackling problems from the top down, outside first, rather than from the inside out and ground up. Due to the constant battle with insects, fungus, and mites on various trees and plants, I saw that the Lord was leading me to pray for His blessings on the very soil and water itself so that He would he our nourishment for the trees and plants, that He would he our source of water. These insights may have been born out of a rather practical thoughts in that it has occurred to me that with all of the tree sprays, bug sprays, fertilizers and the like that we go through in a season, but it does raise the question of what would we do if these things were no longer available? The answer is simple: we would rely on Jesus Christ, period: we would rely on Jesus Christ to protect our plants, to nurture and sustain them, and cause them to be fruitful and multiply to meet the need in those dire times. Then comes the obvious next step, let's begin praying that way now. This may seem Iike a no-brainer, as they say, and, while we have prayed for God's blessings and leading in caring for our property, the Holy Spirit seemed to he leading me to see something deeper and different from what we have already been praying. Then in June and July Chuck-JOHNEL and I did a 40-day fast and prayer time, and it was in that time that the subject of green pastures here locally became part of our prayer-focus. It was then that the Holy Spirit showed me that spiritually this area of Colville did not have a good foundation laid "In The Spirit." What I was shown was that generally speaking, this area was a like field that had been purchased but it was still wild with rocks, weeds and big clumps of' wild grass; it was definitely not ready to be used and there was a prayer-work yet to be done. What I knew by the Spirit of God was that when this field is prepared it would shine with the Light of Christ and be green with lush grass, ready for grazing or planting, whatever the case may be. As for our own personal property, Chuck-JOHNEL was shown that we had a very solid

foundation, almost like a concrete fortification, so he was seeing a building or structure to our foundation, so to him. he relates to the spiritual foundation' in terms of a building or house. For me. I have been led to pray about the land itself, but it is all connected and different aspects to the same thing. The main thing that we can see that .Jesus and the Spirit of God are revealing to Chuck-JOHNEL and myself, as well as to Richard-DANIEL, AdeleSARAH, Lyn-ELIZABETH and Mark-JAMES, is that now is the time begin to pray to


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THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES "POSSESS THE LAND" continued possess the green pastures God has for His people. The enemy of our souls has done much to make headway in this country, and we are outnumbered and becoming overwhelmed

spiritually. Now is the time to look to stand our ground in the spirit, claiming what is ours, and looking to Jesus Christ for His help and deliverance. We cannot do much about the ground that belongs to the enemy, but we can stand our ground, claim it, and go forth and possess it, by the Spirit of God.

"I AM THE VINE, YE ARE THE BRANCHES" In all the discussion I have heard over the years about the subject of green patches or places of refuge, the focus has always been one of a worldly, physical nature. However, especially after reading Richard-DANIEL'S letters and writings on the subject of how Jesus is leading them in praying about green pastures, I see that green pastures are first and foremost a lace and relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ. An y physical green pasture is to be an extension of that Love relationship with and in Jesus Christ. From that relationship and walking as a manifest son of God, will come the rain when there is drought, water when there should be none, the blessing on our crops and stored food to come through the times ahead. The green patches Chuck-JOHNEL was shown that dotted a brown landscape in the time ofJudgment are the living branches which extend from the True Vine, Jesus Christ. This is an important distinction. So often we approach things in our life a bit backwards from how we should. So often we do things out of our own efforts and abilities and then we pray that God will bless it. This isn't a bad thing to do—we want God's blessings. However, maybe we should be praying to be an extension of His Will and Spirit from the beginning of what we are doing, rather praying for it after the fact. Rather than praying for God to endorse our will, we should be praying for His Will to done first and foremost from the beginning. In looking a Scriptures on the subject of possessing the land, it really stood out to me the importance of possessing the land in the right spirit, in a right relationship with God. From there, all else should flow. If we are not walking right with God, in a right relationship with Him, then we cannot possess the land He has for us. One example of this is in Numbers 14:20-24 where it speaks of the children of Israel who came out of Egypt and yet not all would enter into the promised land.

"And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to t/>> word. But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. Because all those men which have seen mi , glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and


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SEPTEMBER 11, 201 1

THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES "I AM THE VINE, YE ARE THE BRANCHES" continued have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; Surely they shall not see the land ii'hich I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of there that provoked inc see it: but my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him , and hath followw'ed ine full y , hlrn N'/ // I bring into the land whereunto he went: and his seed

shall possess it. The way that I apply this to the church body today is that the majority of the church body of Christ is like those who had seen His glory and His miracles and yet still tempted God and have not hearkened to His voice, therefore they will not enter in and possess the land God has for them. However, those of a different spirit, as with Caleb, who it says "had another spirit with him", which are those who follow Christ fully, it is those that Christ will bring into the land, and they will possess it. Another Scripture that I see applies to us today is Isaiah 57:13-15--

'... he that putteth_ his trust in inc shall possess the land, and shall inherit fey holy mountain; And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stunmblingblock out of the way of inv people. For thus sail!? the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

Here we see that connection between walking right with God and possessing the land. It says here that it is he who puts his or her trust in God the Father who shall possess the land, and that He will dwell in the "high and holy place" with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit. This ties in with what Jesus tells in John 14:20-23 "At tliezt dat e ye shall know that I an, in my Father, and

ye in me, and! in you. He that bath jury cominalldinenis, and keepeth theme, lie it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will live and will manifest myself to hint.... If a mail love ale, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and will conic unto him, and make our abode with hint. Just think, this says that God the Father and Jesus Christ will make their abode with us, they will live, dwell and remain with us — Praise Jesus!! This is what we are talking about here in this article — having such a closeness and intimacy with Christ to where Christ and God the Father are abiding with us in a spiritual sense, down to the physical realm... in all aspects fully and completely.


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THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES continued

PSALM 23 Perhaps the most beautiful Scriptural representation of our green pastu r e is Psalm 23. Most everyone is familiar with it but let's look at it again in like of our current discussion. ''The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He inaketh me to lie down in green

pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters . He restoreth nit) soul: he leadeth me in paths of. r ighteousness , fbr his name 's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou pr째eparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies. thou anoinfest my head with oil; m y cup runneth over. Surely goodness and merc y shall follow inc all the days of my life. and I will dwell in the house of the Lord . for ever. " Here it is easy to see that those green pastures are first a spiritual place, one of rest and restoration to the soul. From a study of this Scripture and others, Adele-SARAH, one ofour ministry prayer leaders, was able to conclude the following: 1.) "... this pasture is a home where our Father resides. It is a holy place. It is a place where we are to be fed and bear fruit. It is a place of p r ayer, a place of Rest, and The Place p r epared for us by Christ, which is "our" place both individually and corporately." 2.) "... our pasture land is a place where rain falls and tender shoots will grow to produce fruit and receive God's blessings." 3.) " 1 am taking this as what will be needed in our physical `in the world' green pasture. Our in the world' green pasture is meant to be a home or place of nourishment for the Manifested Sons and/or for the Body of Christ in the time of troubles. It is a place where their tender shoots are to be protected and to grow and where they are to be fed on the fruits that we have established in our spiritual green pastures. The taking care of these in the green pastures will be the basis or the laying of the stones for the Second Coming." Wow, as you can see, this revelation just keeps getting deeper and deeper. However, for now, it's one step at a time. For now, we are led to pray into this world the spiritual foundations for green pastures. For now, we are praying for ourselves individually and for the corporate Body of Christ to look to Jesus Christ, seeking His Manifestation in His Peop]e, His intervention of our behalf from the ever increasing attacks of the enemy and for His deliverance for His peop]c to the land He has for us (spiritually and physically.)


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SEPTEMBER 12,2011

THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES continued

OUR FOCUS IN PRAYER Right now, spiritually speaking, we are in a time parallel to when the enemy of our souls was attacking us from every direction, seeking to overwhelm our defenses. We have heard from enough intercessors to tell us that many in the body of Christ are experiencing this in their own lives today. The answer then, as it is now, is to cease trying to fight all and to turn our focus in prayer to Jesus Christ, and Him alone. This goes not for any attacks we have felt or endured, but also when it comes to any major issue in our lives. The enemy is stirring and attacking through any and all weak areas in our lives, seeking to overwhelm us, to tempt us to lash out in a wrong spirit, and to cause us to lose faith and hope in Christ Jesus. I f they can't hit us directly, they will try to hit us indirectly through loved ones and family members, so we must hold fast and keep our faith-focus on Christ Jesus in prayer. For us as Christians, Christ and the Cross are inseparable. The cross symbolizes the price He paid for us, and the way we must conduct ourselves. Jesus said we would do the things that He did, and even greater things, because He had gone to be with the Father. So to me, the cross shows us how we must be before God. In a depiction such as this one we see Jesus broken and dead to his self before the world and God. In going to the cross He surrendered to God His whole life, His everything. God's Will be done, period. I also see this cross as our example of how we should be in our inward being. To me, the vertical beam represents our relationship with God. If we are a living representation of the cross then this beam should be the large; beam, and should provide the foundation for the horizontal beam, which represents our relationship to the world. Whatever we do in this world should be an extension of that vertical beam, which is our relationship with and in Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, that is not often the case. It is all too easy to put our faith and focus on the world, with its trials and troubles. For some believers, they have a huge horizontal beam but a toothpick to try to support it. This just won't work and the believer will be crushed by the cares of this life and trying to cope with it all out of his or her own efforts. We must be rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus. His Light, His Presence and His Love needs to fill us daily as we pray and abide in Him. Once this vertical beam is established, then we can stand in Christ and come through whatever the world may throw our wa y . When we are walking right with God, in harmony with the Spirit of God, then the blessings of God can and will flow. The Old Testament has many Scriptural examples of what happens when we sin and get


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THE STAFF AND SWORD MINISTRY

SEPTEMBER 14.2011

THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES OUR FOCUS IN PRAYER continued get away from God, and likewise what happens when the children of God repented and got right with God. One example is in 1Kings $:33-36 where it tells us the following:

When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and slzall tu r n again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house: Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the y sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou ga est unto their fathers. When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee: /f they pra ytoward this lace and confess thv name and turn /ram their sin, when if thou affrictest them: Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of f thv servants, and y y of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good wa wherein the should walk and g give rain upon tin' land which thou hast iven to th y people for an inheritance. Another Scripture that really captures our prayer focus as well is Leviticus 26:4-12. Here it says that when the people of God walk with God and in His ways, He will then do the following.

"Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield her fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the . full, and dwell in y our land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and ve shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And ve shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before your by the sword. And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall . fall before you by the sword. For I will have respect for you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I will set my tabernacle among you: and mt, soul shall y y not abhor you. And Ti , ill walk anon l ou, and Mill he our God, and ye shall be my ep opl e. This encompasses all that I ant writing about in this article. The need to be right with God so that we have rain when we need it. and that the land will be fruitful and bountiful, thereby yielding her increase, including the trees as well. We are praying to dwell safely in our land, to not be afraid of or for anything but having God's peace in our land. And if we do have to confront an enemy, whether In the Spirit' realm or physical, we have God's victory, and they do not prevail against us. But more importantly, we want God to establish our `green


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THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDATIONS OF GREEN PASTURES OUR FOCUS I N PRAYER continued pasture', and establish His covenant with us. We want Him to walk amon gus, to be our God and we His people. V

Once again, as a reminder, there is no reason why you cannot begin praying this way even if you are still in a city or town. in a house or an apartment, on a place of refuge or not. Ultimately, God is our refuge; God is our green pasture, so wherever we are. God is our place of safety and refuge. 1 like what the Apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 3:I-3

"If ye then he risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections on things above. not on things on the earth, for ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God " This is a good reminder at any time, but especially when it comes to looking at what may lie ahead, and all it takes to be prepared as best we can, and then all the troubles and issues that may arise. It is truly best to set o ur a ffection s on thing's above, not on things on

the earth, for we are dead but also riser with Christ, and our true life is hid with Christ in God. Another good reminder is 2 Corinthians 4:6-11. Here is says, "For God, who coinnianded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our

hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellenc y of the porter lna y he o[God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet riot distressed: we are perplexed, but not in

despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, hut not destroyed; Alwa ys hearing about in the body the dying of/he Lord Jesus, that the life also ofJesus might he made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death , for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might he made manifest in our mortal flesh . It is so reassuring to know that while we know that we will go through trials and troubles, and as troubling and perplexing as that is, and we can feel persecuted and cast down, when we are standing Christ Jesus, these things do not have to distress us, leave us in despair, nor destroy us. Therefore our prayer is: that God would so shine His light in our heart and all of our being. so that we may be filled with and walk in that light of the knowledge of God in the face of Jesus, to the ends that we have His treasure in our earthen vessel, that we may be vessels of His power and not of our own. Our pra y er is that the life of Jesus might be made in our mortal flesh. Thank you Jesus!


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The Staff and Sword Ministry

September 21, 2011

THE WAYS OF GOD There was a man called of God. At the time of his conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ, he prayed a simple prayer. He asked that the Holy Spirit lead him unto all truth. He was amazed to experience God speaking to him and his ability to converse with Him. Not long after his conversion and beginning walk, he began to learn of various people sent by God to warn of the coming judgment. A call had been sent out for intercessory prayer (and spiritual warfare) in order to receive both mercy and more time before the judgment fell. He and his wife went to a meeting where Christians assembled to pray and begin to ready against the coming troubles. It was at that meeting that another major turning point occurred for him and his beloved wife. As they were leaving the meeting, they were met and stopped by two ministers in the meeting hall vestibule. By prophetic Word and Holy Spirit led prayer, they were promised "new hearts of love and compassion" in order to be able to minister to the needs of people during the times of trouble (that were thought to be imminent at that time). It wasn't long before God promised them their own safe place, a "green pasture", which was a newly coined term that they had just learned about at the meeting they had attended. The Lord referred to their green pasture as "Bethel". Over the next few years, they received a "vision" of what the green pasture was composed of, as well as the Lord's promise of it to them. They knew that they possessed what the Lord had for them. During the time following all of this, they were led to steadily prepare spiritually and also practically with material goods and tools. Yet, during those first few years they were unsuccessful in fulfilling the vision and were disappointed in not seeing the promise emerge into the world. They had to let the vision and promises go. Years then passed. They were called into intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare. During those years, they observed the conditions in the world and in their own nation steadily worsen and become more dangerous and perilous. Over those years, the nation steadily lost its way and ended up losing its vision for the upcoming generation. More time passed as they prayed, prepared and lived as a family. Another day of personal reflection arrived and with it, the realization that decades had passed by and that they were no longer 29 years old. but much, much older. Looking overhis life, the man saw the trustworthiness and faithfulness of Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Father in keeping him and his, leading him and his and blessing him and his. It was over all of those years as the Holy Spirit continually led him unto all truth that the man was led to consciously and steadily prepare as best he could. Over the passage of time, the man realized that he was missing a very, very deep reality that he could not compensate for or acquire by his own decision and efforts. So great was


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THE WAYS OF GOD (Continued)

this realization and need, that he regarded it as more important than anything else in the world. It was more important than the vision and promise of a safe place in the midst of a crazy, out of control and hostile world. It was a great missing piece on the most basic level of existence and consciousness. Without this missing piece, he felt and knew that he was "coming up short" in his life on earth. He wasn't able to truly "live" and "be" and "do" and thereby fulfill his calling in Christ and all that God had for him. What was happening in his sufferings was shown to him. Years before, he had

decided to pick up his cross and die as he entered the strait gate and narrow way, being obedient and keeping the Word. This drew him deeper and deeper, below the outer man. He had to come to grips with the hidden inner man. The Lord showed him that he was crying out for a new heart, the new heart of Love and Compassion ( Mercy). As he further pondered his life, looking back, he had concluded that the "main" reason why his Bethel hadn't materialized was that it wasn't time yet, according to the Lord's perfect will. On one level, the man was correct, but only partially so! There was another piece to this that remained a mystery. Then one day, the man and his wife along with another couple, clearly knew (by the Holy Spirit) that it was "time" to earnestly seek the Lord and to so pray to leave their respective living venues and seek the Lord's deliverance to their own green pastures at and by His hand. As they began to pray daily, the Holy Spirit didn't lead them to plan or do anything or even to look at real estate listings. Rather, the Lord

commenced a rather intense time of soul troubles and sufferings. In the context of all of this, the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ told the man that when he would be moved he would be a changed man. The Lord specifically went on to say that the man would not be allowed to bring his "baggage" with him to "Bethel".

Then that specific new day ar r ived. The man and his wife were led to pray about Bethel. They were shown that their green pasture had to he "prayed-in" and established first "in the spirit" Once that was accomplished, it would be prayed into the world. This was something that the man did not know about when he was 29. What the Lord said and showed next surprised them and shocked them. They were shown that the "ground" that the green pasture would be founded upon had to be consecrated, holy and anointed. On that anointed ground was to be laid in a conscious fashion, manner and intent their foundation and stone, Jesus Christ. Bust,


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THE WAYS OF GOD (Continued) there was more. The Lord specifically showed the beloved wife that as they confessed their sins and repented, the land where Bethel would reside would be cleansed, in the spirit and in this world. As the man and his wife responded to the call for confession and repentance, they were shown more. They were reminded of and shown that there is only one basic sin. All that manifests in this world as man would regard and categorize as sin and as missing the mark is a result of the basic flaw, the basic condition. The flaw goes back to the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. Both Adam and Eve were created in God's likeness and image. They were spiritual beings. They had continuous oneness and communion with God. They spoke freely with God and were in the open and were not afraid. They had God's nature which gave them life. When they sinned, they lost that nature, that life which is Love (AGAPE love). They "died" spiritually. Spiritual death is the lack of God's love, deep within. The Most High God is Love (Agape) and operates by and in Agape. Man, upon coming into this world has a stony, spiritually dead heart. He needs a new one. He needs the New Covenant and Jesus Christ's New Heart. The "best" that man can "do" is Phileo love. He is devoid of Agape and cannot "muster-up" Agape despite his sincerity and recognition of his state. Agape is not part of his basic fallen nature. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, the man and his beloved wife were led to confess their lack of continuous Agape and lack of continuously abiding in the Vine. They "saw" that it was the Lord's intention that this issue be settled once and for all for them. This was going deeper, much, much deeper and way beyond conversion and the first things. As they were obedient and were about doing the Lord's Perfect Will (confessing their basic sin, repenting and laying down their foundation, Jesus Christ), The Most High God fulfilled His WORD and Promise to them (of new hearts of AGAPE (love) and Compassion (mercy)). They knew that the Lord came and made them whole, deeply inside, with their new hearts, at this time. They reached the end of their strait gate and narrow way journey. Then it all clicked! Besides it not being the right time, the Lord

would not allow them to go to or build the green pasture without AGAPE and Jesus Christ IN them (continuous, complete abiding). While they couldn't speak to others' situations and experiences, they then realized that so Holy and important was the founding and establishing of their Bethel that it had to be done in and by and through AGAPE, walking even as Jesus Christ walked. And so, the foundation was laid and the new hearts bestowed and finally realized after 33 years or so.


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THE WAYS OF GOD (Continued) Next, the man and his wife and friends prayed-in.. establishing the Lord's specific Bethel for each family according to specific spiritual and practical parameters as shown to them by the Holy Spirit according to the Lord's perfect will. Lastly, after the establishment of the green pastures, they were led to pray them into the world and be about the business of hearts of Agape and compassion. AGAPE/LOVE In H. Speed Wilson's (Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps -retired) new book, "RAPTURED A DANGEROUS DECEPTION ", he gives a clear definition of the meaning of the word "agape" which we will be referring to in this Newsletter and in our prayers. The quote below is drawn from Pages ix and x: (Quote) "Agape," appears as "love" eighty-six (86) times (in the Bible). "Agape" is Strong's word #26, which references #25, "agapao," which also

appears as "love" one hundred thirty-five (135) times in the KJV. Reviewing the "agape" and "agapao" Scriptures, they are a clear reference to the Father God kind of love as in John 3:16, "God so loved [agapao] the world, that He gave His only begotton Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Additional confusion and lack of understanding is the use of at least nine (9) other Greek words represented in the KJV as " love": •

"philadelphia," Strong's #5360, "fraternal or brotherly love" (six times)

"philandros," Strong's #5362, "as a wife loves her husband" (one time)

"philanthropia," Strong 's #5363, "benevolence" (two times)

"philarguria," Strong's #5365, "the love of money" (one time)

"philarguros," Sttong s #5366, "covetous" (two times)

"philautos," Strong 's #5367, "love of self' (one time)

"phileo," Strong #5368, ``to be a friend—fond affection" (22 times)

"philoproteuo," Strong's #5383, "love to have the preeminence" (one time)

"philos," Strong's #5384, "friendly love" (29 times)" (Unquote)


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A GREEN PASTURE IS NOT A PLACE SO MUCH AS IT IS A PERSON (JESUS CHRIST) In the 1970's JESUS gave me to see from high above North America a vast number of green patches (green pastures) that filled the land. These were areas where rain fell, crops grew and God's people were sustained in a very hard time (see Nancy-TONI's article starting on Page 4). The vast majority of the land surrounding these green pastures was desolate, dry and dead, and those (barely) living there were suffering from starvation and severe want. Whereas those living in the green pastures were lifting up hands to Heaven with Praise and Glorification to God through JESUS CHRIST, giving thanks for all His miraculous provision. The sketch below is only a representation of what I saw - the numbers of green pastures revealed in the 1970's were beyond counting.


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The sketch on Page 17 does NOT show the actual locations of green pastures, it is only representative of what the Lord shewed me in the 1970's - to give you a pictorial. Actually, it is a photo copy of the location of "Day's Inn" motels. When I saw this in an advertisement it served the purpose of representing what it looked like - but again it only serves as a pictorial. The main thrust of what we are writing about concerning "Green Pastures" is that it is not so much a "location" (although it is that); rather, if it is to be real, it speaks of GOD's Provision through JESUS CHRIST, which is where our focus ought be (not on a place). The enclosed prayers are by design to be helpful to establishing the spiritual foundations of green pastures.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS RAPTURED! "A DANGEROUS DECEPTION " authored by: H. Speed Wilson, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired). Brother Speed Wilson sent me a copy of his new book and I began reading it almost immediately, as this was an area of interest. It is quite a Scriptural adventure addressing the relevant Scriptures in the Bible that clearly point out the gross error of the "Rapture" doctrine, which is so popular in about one third of American Christians. When I first heard of the "Rapture" doctrine (back in the 1970's) it sounded pretty good to me, to be taken up and out of this world during a time of terrible troubles. What was not to like?! For some time JESUS said nothing about this doctrine, but His silence began to bring me to re-consider this whole doctrinal belief. I began to question just how many ti mes GOD has taken His people out of this world at a time of terrible trouble and I quickly realized that the Bible has many such instances, only GOD brought His people through the troubles not out of them. Noah and his family and the Great Flood is one such time of terrible trouble. The stake in the heart of the "Rapture" doctrine is seen when JESUS prays, "I DO NOT ASK THAT YOU WILL TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, BUT THAT YOU WILL KEEP AND PROTECT THEM FROM THE EVIL ONE." (JESUS in John 17: 15)


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DATIONS (Contin RAPTOR ! "A DANGEROUS DECEPTION" (Continued) We know that JESUS did nothing except the FATHER GOD spewed Him, so His prayer that His people be NOT taken out of this world is the expressed will of FATHER GOD through JESUS CHRIST. Today, those who preach "Rapture" have gone so far to state that unless you believe in "Rapture" you cannot be saved. Believing in JESUS CHRIST

suddenly means nothing; it is the doctrine that saves you, not JESUS CHRIST. That position rightly deserves the tag of being seen as "heresy." In my research I found that the "Rapture" doctrine surfaced in the 1 Sao's, at the same ti me the dogmas of Communism and Fascism were hatched, and these genocidal butchers who served Communism (Stalin and Mao) and Fascism (Hitler) exploited those Christians who believed in the "Rapture" doctrine and slaughtered them with ease.

YES, I highly recommend brother Wilson's book which is Scripturally sound and thoroughly researched, an excellent work! To order this book, write: H. SPEED WILSON P. 0. BOX 755

1 copy for $18 PPD 2 copies or more for $15 each PPD

GREEN, OH 44232 Colonel H. Speed Wilson, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), served in three wars and was a highly decorated f ghter pilot during World War II and the Korean war and served in Vietnam as well. I met Speed Wilson some years ago in Ohio, we had a nice supper at a restaurant honoring fighter pilots. I found him to be genuine, real, kind-hearted and good all around Christian company. At that time Speed Wilson had a radio show and he has made many TV appearances over the years. ( Matthew 24:40-41) "ONE SHALL BE TAKEN AND THE OTHER SHALL BE

LEFT, AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH." The wicked were those "taken" and Noah and his family were those "left behind." ('Quote from Speed's book, Page 40)


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MAXIE'S WISH by Sister Marguerite This is a little booklet written and illustrated by Sister Marguerite Montalto, a long ti me N.O.P. Intercessor who has taught children about JESUS for many years. She wrote this little booklet for young children (it can be used as a coloring book in parts) and the title is "MAXIE'S WISH", a story about a dog and forgiveness. We are ordering a number of copies of this booklet to offer to you. If you have grand children or very young children, it is a pleasant and simple presentation of Christian forgiveness. While there is no price for this booklet, we will ask for $1.00 a copy PFD and will send the money to Sister Marguerite.

GOLD HOVERING BETWEEN $1,700 to $1,900 an ounce Some weeks ago Gold hit an all time high of $1,900 an ounce; Silver was also zooming out of sight. More recently the price of Gold and Silver has declined. The reason? The banking/currency crisis in Europe is probably the primary cause. People are selling their gold to: (I) Make an obvious profit, (2) To have some Iiquidity or paper currency with which to buy things or pay bills. That would be my guess. though I'm no precious metals/currency expert. The situation presents an opportunity to buy gold and silver while the prices are dropping because in hardly anytime, they will soar skyward again and suddenly. Tn a recent article by McAlvany lie pointed out some interesting facts about the price of gold and that it is very "undervalued". ( Quote McAlvany, September, 2011 Report) "There are many ways to project how high the gold price can reach. Adjusting gold for real (not the published, manipulated) inflation, the price would be around $7,500 an ounce. At the recent GATA conference, Adrian Douglas put forward a target of $53,000 an ounce based on M3. He said that out of every 33 oz of gold traded 32 oz. are paper gold, which would lead to a price projection of $53,000 an ounce also, if all trading were backed by physical gold.


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GOLD (Continued) The following chart (see below) shows where gold would be if the U.S. gold reserves were at the same percentage (52%) of U.S. debt as in 1913 when the Fed was

founded. Gold would then be $27,000 an ounce today and going up to $33,000 in 2015 with a projected increase in debt of $6.5 Trillion.

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GOLD (Continued) McAIvany went on to explain that because of a rising demand for Silver (needed to manufacture cell phones. I-Pods, etc,) that it will prove IMPOSSIBLE to buy Silver within about a year's time as all supplies will be bought up by industrial concerns. AN INTERESTING FACT : (Quote) "Since the establishment by Congress in 1913, the Federal Reserve has overseen a 98% drop in the value of the U.S. dollar. In other words, today's dollar would have been worth 2 cents in 1913. Before the Fed's establishment, the purchasing power of the dollar remained constant for over a century." (Unquote THAT'S A FACT JACK" written by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser).

CAN BEASTMAN DRAMA WIN RE-ELECTION? His mission from hell was/is the destroy Christian America, to bring this nation down in ruination, to wipe out all Christians and leave this land a blackened wasteland. His report card from hell carries an A+, he is well on the way to achieving those ends. But can he win re-election in 2012? The current trend in polls suggest that he will be a one term president - I'm all for that! But still, can he win re-election in 2012? In that he and Bill Clinton were/arc co-bcastmen in the GAP of 1987, and Clinton, in spite of his behavior (Monica Lewinski, Impeachment, etc.), won by a landslide

against a very weak Republican candidate, the chances are high that Obama will follow that pattern, winning in 2012. It is a GAP based pattern, but can it be broken?! In the GAP battle of 1987, at a time parallel to this time, the antiChrist spirit told the beastman (Obama) that they HAD to broaden the way. Only 23째%r of the demon power available to the beastman was `in this world', they needed MORE. In that they failed and this prayer operation (new DAILY PRAYERS) aims to DOUBLE AND SET what done in the GAP in 1987. I double checked the record I made in 1987 and AFTER the major battle in the GAP to overwhelm us (which failed because of JESUS CHRIST), I did not see or hear from the beastman (Obama) again.

Continued on the enclosed ADDENDUM


Sept 20th, 2011: LAYING FOUNDATIONS ' IN THE SPIRIT'