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August 14, 2018, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom



Sunday evening, I again had a ministration of the Holy Spirit which is best described as a “quickening.”  I had this same experience after the conference (three weeks ago) on a Sunday evening.


Rom. 8:11: If the Spirit of him that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit who dwells in you.


When it happened on July 22nd, I thought it might have been deliverance because of carrying the burden of the conference.  When it happened again Sunday evening, I knew for certain it was what is described in both testaments as a Quickening.


We know those of the Quaker faith experienced this ministration of the Holy Spirit and became known as Quakers.


John 6:63:  It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 


The Quaker movement was Pentecostal and was revealed in charismatic behavior.  The visitation of the Holy Spirit was manifest in healing, emotional intercession, prophecy, and all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


1 Co. 15:45: It is written, the first man, Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.


On Sunday evening, the gift of prophecy was moving through me; otherwise, I cannot say there is any other noticeable change in my being.


God the Father quickens that which was dead. Sarah at 90 years conceived and was found attractive to king Abimelech because her body was quickened. 


Ro.4:17: (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were.  Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, so shall your seed be.  And beig not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was bout a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb. 



John 5:21: For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them, even so the Son quickens whom he will.


It was Father God who raised Jesus Christ from the dead.


I cannot say for what I am being quickened; but I am deeply grateful for every touch of the Holy Spirit.  I am not puzzled, but watching and praying as the LORD continues to send His ministers to this place.  With so many ministers finding the path to our door, it is a sign.


We were greatly blessed by Dr. Vincent Valentyne this past Sunday.  He carries a powerful Word of the Lord.


After Bro. Valentyne used the twelve tribes as a type of the church of the 21st century, I find myself returning to the message two weeks ago from Numbers


“Again the Holy Spirit has led us to the right study for a now time.  One of the purposes of numbering was to mobilize an orderly host.  Each tribe was given its assigned place and task.  In order to fulfill God’s Kingdom purpose for their nation, it would require FAITH and TRUST in God.  It took 40 years of God’s providential miraculous care to bring forth an entire nation with the FAITH to obey God’s purpose. What do we say to the Church of the 21st Century of your FAITH for such a time as this?” (Carolyn Sissom 7/31/2018).


It seems Brother Valentyne answered that question through his vision and calling to converge in unity the many streams of Pentecost in his city.  The intent of the call is not to be ONE ministry; but the many streams of God to come together in their gifts, callings, and commissions in unity of the faith of those things which they agree.


Eastgate Church has always done this.  I purposely bring in a diversity of ministers from the many streams of Christianity.  We need this to keep us healthy and accepting there is more than one calling of the LORD.


I have found those who are called to the homeless and poor, Missions, Evangelism, Prophetic, Pentecostal, Grace, Holiness, Faith, Charismatic, etc. are often not tolerant of one another.  Recently I heard someone who is used powerfully in evangelism to the lost; be very critical of prophets whose gifts it is to bring forth “what the Spirit of God is saying to the churches.”  Those who are in Faith, Healing and Deliverance can be very intolerant of those who are called to the knowing giftings.  Those whose calling in “mercy” are often not tolerant of “spiritual warfare.”  Those who do not have a governmental authority want no part of being involved in the government of the Kingdom of God; nor do they recognize it.  Those who hear in the Spirit will often be critical of those who See in the Spirit.  I have heard Praise and Worship teams criticize Word pastors/teachers, etc.


Recently I read a post where a prophet judged the “seeing gift of prophesy” as a lesser prophet than those who march it out.  That cannot be.  How could anyone sin by comparing the gifts of Isaiah and Ezekiel with Elijah?


The Word of Faith has been deposited in Brother Valentyne to bring together in unity a Corporate Son in his city.


Individually, we are all called to be Sons of God with a unique position in Christ’s Body.  We are fitted together as lively stones building up a spiritual house in the local assembly following the vision of a Pastor who has been commissioned with a specific vision for that “tribe” within the Kingdom of God .  The LORD JESUS CHRIST gives the Pastor as a gift to an assembly of people who are seeking the LORD.


In the assembling the tribes of Israel, the LORD brought together a Holy Nation

who He called His Son.


Ex. 4:22:  You shall say unto Pharaoh, thus says the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn.


We can say every 2000 years, God has brought forth a Son:


  1. Israel –a corporate son of twelve tribes – a Holy Nation.
  2. Jesus Christ – a corporate son of “Many sons” (Jn. 1:12; Ro. 8:14)– a Holy Nation.
  3. The Man Child – Christ fully formed in a people - the Sons of God/Bride of Christ


In Numbers, each tribe was given its assigned place and task.   Chapter 2 of Numbers deals with the arrangement of the camp, the principle of placement.  God was the center of Israel’s religious, civil and military life.  The Cloud of God’s Presence honored this Divine order.  (We had a cloud of His Presence on Sunday evening.)


  1. Three tribes of the East Side (Num. 2:3-9):

(a)   Judah – “Praise” (at the head with the LION standard).

(b)   Zebulun –“dwelling, habitation.”

(c)    Issachar – “reward.”


  1. Three tribes on the South side (Num. 2: 10-17):

(a)   Reuben – ‘vision of the Son” (at the head with the MAN standard).

(b)   Simeon – “he who hears with acceptance.”

(c)    Gad – “good fortune, a troop cometh.”


  1. Three tribes on the West side (Num. 2: 18-24):

(a)   Ephraim – “doubly fruitful” (at the head with the OX standard).

(b)   Manasseh – “causing forgetfulness.”

(c)    Benjamin – “son of the right hand.”


  1. Three tribes on the North side (Num. 2: 25-31):

(a)   Dan – “Judge” (at the head with the EAGLE standard).

(b)   Asher – “Happy.”

(c)    Naphtali – “obtained by wrestling.”


Moses, Aaron and the sons of Aaron camped on the East.

The Levites were on the West, South and North sides.


The LORD GOD consumes His ultimate intention in and through a people or nation.  The church in the wilderness was released from Pharaoh’s tyranny to enjoy the full benefits and blessings of that inaugural Passover season.


Jehovah’s first son was Israel, and through his chosen servant, Moses, he brought forth the intermediary of the Law.   His second son was the Pattern Son, Jesus, the arbiter of grace and truth, which is written upon the hearts of men and women by the Holy Spirit.  The Father’s third Son (Sons of God) is a corporate entity, the glorious Church, His many-membered Body and ongoing Messianic incarnation, called forth to administrate the law out of Zion, and to execute His word throughout the nations.


Before time began, the Father established His eternal purpose in the Man, Christ Jesus.  The second Son was heaven’s corn of wheat who fell into the earth’s ground and died, and then came forth in resurrection and multiplication.  Jesus became the firstborn among many brethren, the men and women who comprise His holy nation. 


Gal. 4:19: My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.


The firstborn son, Israel through a covenant between Jehovah God and the nation produced a Son---the Messiah, the Heir of all things.  The Word made flesh, who was made of a woman, made under the law.


In the New Testament, Jesus married the Church (Bride of Christ) and from that covenantal intimate union is bringing forth a corporate Man-child, a mature people, an overcoming remnant. 


1 Co. 15:22: In Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (quickened).


The nation of Israel bankrupted Egypt.  Jesus rent the veil and released all things.  The mature Church will arise and walk in all that Messiah died for!  All creation awaits the manifestation and unveiling of the Son in and through a vast company of sons and daughters.


We are destined to understand, acknowledge, appropriate, experience, and then manifest the spoils of Christ’s eternal conquest in Gethsemane, on Calvary’s cross, and at the empty tomb.


In many hidden places around the world an immeasurable company is being given its assigned task and being trained in the school of the Spirit.  The nature of Christ is being woven into the fabric of their beings.


Just like we are not all going to fit on one hill, Mt. Zion, we are not all going to fit in one church, or one stadium.  However, the rivers will flow freely together without turbulence.  This will be a test of humility and meekness for those who the LORD has chosen to serve in the King/Priesthood.   


Moses was chosen because of his humility and meekness.  He was the meekest man on earth. (Num. 12:3).   Aaron had to speak for him.  Jesus had to humble himself to the death on the Cross.  He was meek and riding on a donkey.  The ministry of the Sons of God will require no less.


The “man child,” the mature Church is presently staring down the global demonic strategy of the “great red dragon” whose devilish intent is to assassinate and abort the Godly Seed.


Pharaoh tired to kill the first son.  Eventually the red Sea swallowed up Egypt’s king and his army.  Herod attempted in vain to destroy the second Son, the Pattern Son, and consequently died under the judgment of God.  Jesus, the Seed of both Abraham and David, became the Heir of all things in Heaven, in earth, and under the earth.  All spiritual blessings are His to own and dispense, supplying every human need.  He inherited the “land” and the “throne,” the earth and the right to rule it.!


I gave Brother Valentyne a word on Sunday evening under the anointing of a Quickening, that the spirit of Herod is in the apostate church in his city and will become jealous of him and try to sabotage his commission to converge the streams of the churches.


I am not persuaded that the Corporate Son will come under the headship in any region, city, state or nation of one leader.  There are many today who are trying to control the Apostolic movement in their region for power, prestige, and money.   Each one of us has been chosen by the LORD for our individual and corporate assignments.  The Administrations of the Spirit are given by the Lord Jesus to men/women until we all come to the Unity of the Faith, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.



Eph. 4:7-11:  Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore, he said, when He ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  He (Jesus Christ gave some, apostles, some prophets, and some evangelists; and some pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.


I had a vision 30 years ago that the man-child had been born.  That corporate company is now coming to maturity.  This chosen one is a deliverer, a savior, a mediator and a reconciler.  Every 2000 years, all hell breaks loose in the earth.  Every 2000 years, the dynamic of God’s Passover is revealed, releasing God’s people from fleshly bondage and satanic tyranny into the abundance of an unlimited provision.


We can consider there will be a head-on, end-time, supernatural confrontation between the corporate son of hell and the corporate Son of God, the Church.


Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church

Scripture from K.J.V.

I entered into the labors of Moses, The Master and the Manchild by Kelly Varner.  Comments and conclusions are my own.



Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:37 - Turn away H5674 mine eyes H5869 from beholding H7200 vanity; H7723 and quicken H2421 thou me in thy way. H1870

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:40 - Behold, I have longed H8373 after thy precepts: H6490 quicken H2421 me in thy righteousness. H6666

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:88 - Quicken H2421 me after thy lovingkindness; H2617 so shall I keep H8104 the testimony H5715 of thy mouth. H6310

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:107 - I am afflicted H6031 very much: H3966 quicken H2421 me, O LORD, H3068 according unto thy word. H1697

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:149 - Hear H8085 my voice H6963 according unto thy lovingkindness: H2617 O LORD, H3068 quicken H2421 me according to thy judgment. H4941

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:154 - Plead H7378 my cause, H7379 and deliver H1350 me: quicken H2421 me according to thy word. H565

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:156 - Great H7227 are thy tender mercies, H7356 O LORD: H3068 quicken H2421 me according to thy judgments.  the prophetic power described in the Bible (Damrosch 1

Jewish tradition suggests that the standard for the tribe of Judah was a lion; the standard for the tribe of Reuben was the face of a man; the standard for the tribe of Ephraim was an ox; and the standard for the tribe of Dan was an eagle. en.wikipedia.orgs not
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