THANKSGIVING 2023 - PRAISE, OUR WEAPON OF WARFARE.
THANKSGIVING 2023 - PRAISE, OUR WEAPON OF WARFARE
Sunday, November 19,2023, the Year of Our Lord
Pastor Carolyn Sissom
Ephesians 5:19: Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Phl. 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.
Col 1:12: Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of Light.
We have so much to be thankful for this year. As a church family, the Lord blesses us with His manifest presence week after week. The church building is nearing completion. Through the faithfulness of the remnant of Eastgate Church, we continue to bless the community and West Houston with powerful revivalists, prophets, and apostles speaking into our lives as well as speaking and decreeing God’s purposes over the region, nation and the nations of the world. We have Oksana home from the Ukraine. Three babies have been born into our congregation and more important we are together loving the Lord and one another.
Personally, I am blessed (happy). I am blessed with family, a church and ministry that I love with saints who love me. My enemies have been pushed back from my life and none trouble me. I thank God for all His blessings during this season of my life. Blessed (happy) is the man that fears the Lord that delights greatly in his commandments (Psa. 112:1). This is a promise with two conditions: “fear of the Lord and delight in his commandments.”
Col. 3:15: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of God dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
People can spend a lifetime searching for Happiness. Over the years, I have ministered to many unhappy people. They are discontent and looking for something or someone to make them happy. For some, it is a husband or wife. (To love and be loved). For some, it is money (security), and all the things that money can buy. Both are blessings from the Lord, but, if their heart is set upon these things instead of the Lord, this will lead people into lust of the flesh, painful soulish love, and the pride of life. These blessings are not the keys to happiness. Joy, Peace, and Righteousness are the keys to happiness. This can only be found in Christ Jesus, not in the world system nor in soulish love.
If we look at the world, we are in a fierce war season. We are very much at war within and without. Our nation is polarized within between Christians and anti-Christians, those who hold a biblical world view and those who scorn God’s sovereign rule of the universe. Our military bases are being bombed by Iranian backed terrorists. We have weak leaders running our government who are not resisting the enemies without and within.
“The righteous shall not be afraid of evil tidings.”
On November 12, 2023, Apostle Tim Sheets gave a prophetic word to the Ecclesia.
EAGLES RISING – TIM SHEETS – November 12, 2023
“Siege of Hell must be broken.
Yes, Shaking is on. Don’t get shook! Fierce war season has begun. Don’t get shook! Reset is coming. Don’t get shook!
This prophetic word is being prophesied again (11/12/23). It is before our eyes. King Jesus is prophesying out of a failed siege once again. Something awesome is happening!
Hear the Word of the Lord!
June 2, 2023: ‘An incredible warrior force is being released into the earth realm. There has never been one like it. They are my war eagles. My eagle force will partner with my angel force. It will partner with my seraphim. They will be led by Lord Sabaoth. My war eagles will ride the waves of my glory. They will ride the currents of my winds. They will ride the out-reigns of my presence. They will begin to manifest the works of my kingdom. They will demonstrate my power and they will accomplish my will my way. They will ride my tsunami wave ablaze in my glory. Not one kingdom will be too hard for them. The coming generation of war eagles have been groomed and reserved for hell’s siege of earth. They will now be loosed. They will not bow to the enemies of their God. Thye will not pay ransom to any enemy king. They will not bow to demon threats, government threats, regime, societal or cultural threats. They will not listen to propaganda. They will not listen to insults. They will not allow me to be lumped in with other Gods. They will wrap themselves to me and I will fly with them. They will twist their grip around me, and I will mount up with them and we will soar. They will run, carried by me at speeds the enemy cannot out run. We will leap the barriers. We will leap the walls. We will catapult into demonic blockades. We will break them to pieces. We will shatter the gates of hell. My war eagles will rise with me. They will scream with hunting aggression and ride with me into battle. They will battle vicious cruel regimes. They will bring deliverance to the tortured and to the captives. They will tear down the altars of Baal. They will grind and destroy the serpent polls. They will not surrender in fear though surrounded. The odds against them will not rattle them. they will not be shaken they will not give up those facts look gruesome. They will not relent to new weapons of war used against them. New tactics of war will only strengthen their grip on me. It will only strengthen their resolve. They will fly with my weight tied to them, the weight of my presence will be braided into them. They will circle and they will dive, and they will devastate the towers of hell. The adversaries of my kingdom will be their prey. My unique eagle force will be terrifying Hell’s regimes because they ride in my presence. They will soar in supernatural power and ride the wind currents of my presence. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faith. They will re-oxygenate in my presence. They will mount up on wings of eagles. No weapons formed against them will prosper. This is the heritage of my sons and my daughters,’ says the Lord.”
God is about to bring a reset. It is coming through a Holy Remnant partnering with the seraphim.
The first siege of hell’s fallen princes and their influence was instituted by Sennacherib, King of Assyria under the demonic influence of the demon Prince of Assyria. The demonic ideology became the ideology of a nation.
(2 Kings 18; 2 Chron. 32) Jerusalem was under siege by the ruthless Assyrian terrorists (In 700 B.C.) Sennacherib had conquered the entire Middle east on his quest to rule the world. His armies were vicious, cruel, blood thirsty, hate-filled, heartless, without conscience, brutal, hell bent, and cruel. Their weapon was intimidation. The Assyrians skinned their captors while still alive. Their descendants are called Isis today or Hamas, “the violent ones.” They maintained their kingdom through fear. Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin both studied the Assyrian war tactics. Sennacherib wrote of his army describing them as terrifying splendor. Hitler copied the techniques to kill 6 million Jews.
Sennacherib’s campaign lasted 17 years. 2 -1/2 million were tortured during the 17-year campaign. He conquered country after country in the Middle east. No country could withstand him. Cruelty was on the same scale as beheading a baby or putting an infant in a microwave in front of their parents. Thus, we know it is the same evil demonic powers.
The Lord sent His prophet Isaiah with the word of the Lord to Hezekiah and the LORD sent an angel.
2 Ch. 32:20-23: Because King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, prayed and cried out to heaven, the LORD sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria. So, he returned shamefaced to his own land. When he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword. Thus, the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib, the King of Assyria.
The word says he sent an angel to kill 180,000 Assyrian soldiers. Historians Josephus and Herodotus record the event saying that Michael, Gabriel, and the Seraphim angels destroyed the army. The siege was broken and history was reset. One of the most supernatural moments in history.
Isa. 40:31: They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They will run, and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.
Wait = “Aqwah “– bind yourself to God. Your strength will be renewed you will re-oxygenated.
I bring this message today to remind you that as God’s prophet, Tim Sheets has given and is giving exact words from the Lord.
1. “We are in a fierce war season and there would be an attack in the second week of October.” Israel was attacked on October 7th."
2. "A world-wide shaking was coming. It is here."
3. " This will continue through February 2024 with December being very chaotic."
As we come into the feast days of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we as part of the Remnant, must continue in prayer and faith that our LORD has spoken through his prophet and the Holy Word. The Lord of Hosts has released millions of warring angels to fight with Michael and the Seraphim to defeat the evil terrorists’ regimes under the Prince of Persia (Iran), Prince of Assyria (Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthi, etc.), Prince of Gog, and the destroyer, the Prince of Grecia. We are battling Ishtar and Baal in the United States as well as the spirit of antichrist in the One World Order. The demonic princes of war under the “Dragon” are active in China,
Our greatest weapons are prayer and praise with a grateful heart filled with faith knowing for a fact that our Lord Jesus hears our prayers and has invited us to come along side him and is Holy angels to fight in the battle for the nations.
Psalm 113: Praise ye the Lord, Praise O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwells on high, who humbles himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes even with the princes of his people. He makes the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise you the Lord.”
God has formed us for His praise, and as we truly worship we are raised to our highest degree of communion and awareness of Him. Praise is ennobling, elevating, energizing, and creative---for as we praise, we behold Him, and as we behold Him we are changed into the same image.
“Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.”
Praise is divine love singing its highest song.
Psalm 148: (Knox translation)
Give praise to the Lord in heaven; praise Him, all that dwell on high.
Praise Him, all you angels, praise Him, all His hosts, praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, every star that shines.
Let all these praise the Lord; it was His decree that fashioned them; and His command that gave them birth.
He has set them there forever and given them a law which cannot be altered.
Give praise to the Lord on earth, monsters of the sea, and all its depths; fire and hail, snow and ice, and the storm-wind that executes His decree; all you mountains and hills, all you fruit trees and cedars; all you kings and peoples of the world, all you that are princes and judges on earth; young men and maids, old men and boys together; let them all give praise to the Lord’s name.
His name is exalted as no other.
His praise reaches beyond heaven and earth; and now He has given fresh strength to His people.
Shall not His faithful servants praise Him, the sons of Israel, the people that draws near to Him?
John Pulsford: “The praise of God ascends and descends from the heights to the depths and back again. The universe is vocal with the glory of God. The joy of the Lord becomes unspeakable and full of glory---exultation which knows no bounds. Every creature is magnetized by it and drawn into the chorus. Heaven is full of praise, and earth is full of praise, and praise rises from the earth. Everything that has breath joins in the rapture. God is encompassed by a loving, praising creation.”
How terrible that God should be skillfully blasphemed in our culture, but not skillfully praised!
How terrible that our movies, televisions, and media are praised without shame for blasphemy of God.
God’s direct presence and His Shekinah glory are manifested on earth when His people provide for Him an atmosphere of pure and fervent praise. Our God lives and moves in the midst of Praise.
Can rejoicing keep company with complaining? Will fretting and trusting journey together? What part has rebellion with praise?
The everlasting praises of the Eternal One mount up into heaven; they go down into the depths. He that dwells in the heights shall hear it and be glad. He takes sweet refuge in the mountains of His praise. These habitations of praise, these spiritual skyscrapers of glorification are His desired haven. Praise Him in the heights. Magnify Him in the depths! Earth and heaven, make His praise glorious!
There is a divine secret in the high praise of God. It releases His power. Praise resembles helium, causing us to rise above the earth. It also enables us to parachute His power to far distant lands. It is a secret weapon, and no man knows what may be accomplished by practicing the praise of the Living and only true God.
Carolyn Sissom, Pastor
Eastgate Ministries Church
I entered into the prophetic revelations of Apostle Tim Sheets – message on War Eagles Rising; Ladies of Gold – sermons by Francis Metcalfe under the section: Living The Life of Praise. Westbow Press, 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, In. 47403; sermons: Ceaseless Praise by Pastor Sissom 4/23/19.