20, '12 10:04 PM
By Regner Capener
change is in the wind -- not just for the body of Christ -- but for us as a
family. I've periodically shared our plan and intention of returning to Alaska.
More than 60 years have passed since my first experience of being in Heaven and
having the Lord tell me that He was going to pour out His Spirit in
unprecedented manner (think John 14:12) across Alaska. He made it clear that
what happened in Alaska would spread and fan out across North America. The last
thing He said about this move of the Spirit was that part of His purpose for me
was to be directly involved and to play an integral part.
can't say yet -- even all these years afterward -- that I have a complete
understanding of what that "integral part" is, but we do have an
initial objective. That objective is to revisit all of the communities where my
parents pioneered and to share in the churches I helped them to build. We'll
see where the Lord takes all of that, but here are the communities we expect to
share with: Nome, Barrow, Kaktovik (Barter Island), Nuiqsut, Atqasuk, Wainwright,
Point Hope, Kotzebue, and Saint Paul Island. Dad didn't build the churches in Nuiqsut and Atqasuk, but he
designed them and ordered the building materials for their construction. (Those
churches came into being as a byproduct of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit
that took place in Barrow, Wainwright and Point Hope during the late 1950's and
all of that to say that after a nearly 12-year absence from Zales
Jewelers, the company asked Della to take over management of their largest
store in Anchorage as of October 15. It is a strange irony -- and a case of
things coming full circle -- that Della began a long career with Zales in that very same store some 28 years ago -- and it
was anything but their largest store at the time. What this means is that we're
in the middle of hustling to get things in a state of readiness for this move.
Della will be there ahead of me. I will remain behind until things are wrapped
up here in Sunnyside and in the Valley -- or at least brought to a place of
order so that I can head north.
plans for us, and His economy are so cool! This is not quite the way we had
imagined our return, but -- Oh well!!! -- we just flex with what Holy Spirit is
doing and saying, and move accordingly as He opens the doors.
we get on with today's discussion, I'd like to make an announcement. Several
years ago as a result of a series of visions and experiences in the realm of
the Spirit, I launched into an effort to record my experiences in book form.
That effort has undergone many re-writes in a desire to capture the essence of
what I saw and experienced, and share what the Lord was speaking to the body of
Christ -- and particularly, the Bride of Christ.
this point, it is fair to say that this process may well result in not less
than a dozen books. What I am pleased to announce is that the first of those
books -- A TALE OF TWO BRIDES
-- is due for release shortly by Destiny Image Publishers. It should show up
first in the coming weeks as an e-Book, available from a number of different
sources, and -- after the first of the year sometime -- in softcover
book is prophecy shared in dramatic form. Though written partially like a
novel, it is a graphic portrayal of the character differences and starkly
contrasting responses between Esther and Vashti. It
is a depiction of the preparation each of these two women went through in order
to become the bride of an earthly "king of kings" whom we know alternately
from Scripture as Ahasuerus and from history as
is also an allegory of the preparation processes taking place in God's people
in this hour as they prepare for the coming of the King of Kings, and a
portrayal of two kinds of people with differing responses who make up the body
A TALE OF TWO BRIDES
both biblically accurate and factual as far as recorded history demonstrates.
You won't find some of the conversations recorded historically or in any
archaeological findings; they are recorded as I ..... well ..... let's just
leave it there. Watch for it -- and get your copy as soon as it is released.
time to get on with today's sharing.
where we left off a few weeks back? We'd just talked about calamities that
followed the release of the four angels who were bound up in the River
Euphrates, and the fact that the accompanying plagues and disasters resulted in
the deaths of one-third of the human race. Chapter 9 of Revelation ends with
the following commentary.
"And the rest of the men which were not killed by these
plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not
worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of
wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their
murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their
noted in the last Coffee Break we did on tribulation and wrath, the purpose of
these plagues and catastrophic events is to get people to repent. So far we
haven't seen the wrath of God. Despite all the chaos which unfolds during this
time of tribulation on the earth, Father God has yet to pour out His wrath!
When He does, folks, the earth will see and KNOW the difference between
tribulation and wrath.
11 tells us that unregenerate and unrepentant mankind are going to see one
final opportunity to see the power of God on display. The human race will see
prophecy on display in a dimension hitherto unknown in the form of two witnesses.
There are several different portrayals of these witnesses in the Word.
(see chapter 12) sees two beings clothed in white linen standing on either side
of a river. Zechariah sees them as two olive trees and alternately as two olive
branches (see chapter 4). John sees them first as Zechariah's olive trees, and
then sees them as two golden candlesticks. He specifically tells us in
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they
shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in
sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing
before the God of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth
their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their
prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the
earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
the intended goal here is to bring as many people to repentance as possible.
Some folks just don't listen or pay attention and God's purpose is to get
people to awaken to the fact that this old earth -- as all of us have known it
-- is not going to survive in its present form because of what we might
ordinarily refer to as "natural disasters."
they can be called "natural" it is only because they are the natural
result of the earth and its atmosphere being contaminated by such sin and its
pollution as the world was never created to withstand. There are a couple of
illustrations in the Word that make this clear.
the apostle Paul expressed himself like this:
"For we know that the whole creation groaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now." (Romans
words in this statement really stand out in the original Greek text. The first
one -- sustenazo
-- (translated, "groaneth") literally
translates out like this: to moan jointly, to experience a common
calamity. The second word -- sunodino -- (translated, "travaileth") is a graphic portrayal of the pain of
childbirth, and literally means: to have parturition pangs in company (or
simultaneously) with; to sympathize; to empathize.
take a look at something that David writes as he is in the midst of great evil: "In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my
God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even
into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the
hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured:
coals were kindled by it." (Psalm 18:6-8)
David writes in the 60th Psalm, "O God, You have rejected us. You have broken us; You have
been angry; O, restore us. You have made the land quake, You have split it
open; Heal its breaches, for it totters. You have made Your people experience
hardship; You have given us wine to drink that makes us stagger."
last illustration for contrast comes from Isaiah's prophecy over Lucifer. (See
"They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and
consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that
did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed
the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?"
twice (actually much more than that throughout the Psalms) speaks of the Lord
causing natural disasters because of his wrath which was incurred by
wickedness. But Isaiah makes reference to physical and political chaos caused
by Satan. There is a distinct difference, however, between what happens (and
what is soon to take place) when the wrath of God is incurred.
wrath is intended to wipe out the wickedness upon the earth. As Paul noted in
his letter to the Romans, the whole earth is moaning and groaning and suffering
calamities under the weight and the influence of sin. I've heard folks say --
and I've seen a number of Christians in their ignorance repeat this -- that
"a loving God could not and would not bring calamity and disaster upon
me correct this misinformation.
of all, David makes it clear that God DOES bring calamity and disasters (we
tend to call them "natural disasters") upon the human race, but
everything He does has a redemptive purpose! [Here's a side-note for you: even the
insurance industry recognizes that there are "acts of God" for which
there is no seeming natural cause.]
let's go back to the time of Creation. Six times in Genesis 1 we read that
"God saw that it was good." That word "good" in our English
texts is translated from the Hebrew tob (pronounced, "tobe") We can expand that translation like this: good,
orderly, peaceful, beautiful, pleasant, productive, prosperous, well-ordered --
and here's the big one -- bountiful.
it? Well-ordered? Orderly? Bountiful (as in multiplying)?
wickedness, evil, etc., are the exact opposite of the tob God saw when He finished with
Creation. They disturb the careful balance, the equilibrium of the earth and
its balance on its axis, not to mention the atmosphere that surrounds the
earth. Sin, left to its devices; wickedness left unchecked; evil permitted to
run rampant, all works together and cooperates to affect the very geologic and
atmospheric constitution of the earth and our environment.
me break for just a second to offer an observation that some will consider
political -- and it is not intended for that purpose. Environmentalists miss
the mark because they want to correct the imbalance that is taking place in our
various environments by imposing laws, regulations, taxes -- you name it -- and
they fail to recognize that our environments are polluted spiritually!
is spiritual wickedness, it is sin, it is evil that is causing all these things
to happen. Natural pollution is hardly the cause. Global warming is a natural
cyclical event on the earth for the purpose of correcting atmospheric
imbalance. There's nothing "man-made" about it! It isn't the result
of burning fossil fuels. It isn't the result of too much carbon dioxide. It isn't
the result of the excessive use of certain chemicals. God made it so to keep
the earth in proper balance.
me take this another step.
we see major hurricanes (like Andrew, Hugo, Katrina, etc), whenever we see
major earthquakes (there've been many throughout history, but more in the past
century than in all of previous recorded history combined), whenever we see
tsunamis (think of the one that wiped out more than a quarter million people at
the end of 2004, or the one that devastated Japan this past year), whenever we
see major volcanic eruptions, whenever we see the F-3, F-4 and F-5 tornadoes
that strike the country bringing horrendous damage and wiping out (in some
cases) whole communities, we are seeing events which are a direct result of the
earth rocking and reeling under the weight of sin and the pollution in the
folks are going to think I've just gone WAYYY off the beaten track, but let me
remind you of some basic fundamentals -- some spiritual laws which supersede
every natural law!
Law 1: The earth (and our universe) came into
being by the spoken Word of God. It was not simply some accident or random
event caused by colliding stars, or even by a "Big Bang."
Law 2: When God speaks His very breath comes
forth. Incorporated in His breath is His Spirit!
Law 3: Everything created by God has perfect
order and perfect symmetry, naturally, spiritually, scientifically, etc., etc.,
Law 4: With God's creation comes precise order
and balance. That order and balance govern not only the earth itself, but the
Law 5: God warned Adam and Eve that the
natural order of their creation would be upset, that the balance of perfect,
immortal life (as He created them to exist) would cease IF they traded the
perfection of His revealed knowledge to them for humanly acquired knowledge.
The specific methodology for this trade came in the form of eating of the Tree
of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
are other laws we could cite but let's simply apply these to the events
currently unfolding, and those that are shortly to take place.
decision to eat of that tree violated the exactitude and meticulousness of the
divine order in which he (and all mankind which followed) and Eve were created.
It altered the balance of nature God had so carefully established. It triggered
a sequence of events to follow which would ultimately pollute the earth itself,
render the soil incapable of producing in the way that God originally designed
it to produce, and subsequently alter the critical balance of the atmosphere
surrounding the earth.
events which followed throughout the next millennia and a half multiplied the
pollution to such an extent that God could no longer stand by and watch His
beautiful creation return to the chaos that existed when His Spirit brooded
over the waters (Genesis 1:2). He first issued an edict that man's days would
be normally limited to 120 years. His anger was so inflamed at the sin, the
chaos, the pollution which had so ruined His creation that He released
destruction upon the entire earth in the form of a cataclysmic flood, wiping
out mankind, the beasts of the field, the fowls of the air and every creeping
thing of creation, saving alive only Noah, his family, and pairs of every
species of animal and bird (except for those which would yield sustaining life
for mankind ["clean" animals], in which case there were seven pairs).
that pollution wiped out, the flood waters receded and the earth began to
return to its once pristine beauty.
purpose of God's wrath being revealed and released upon the earth was so that
His original Plan for beings with whom He could fellowship -- at His level of
fellowship** -- would resume. This has ALWAYS been His objective since before
the very first words of Creation were spoken. God's plan has always been to
have a family of beings who were and are just like Him, a family of supernaturals (and I use that word rather loosely) who
would exhibit His character, His personality, His love -- His very essence!
level of fellowship God is after envisions and requires a species of being who
thinks and acts like Him and operates in His level of wisdom and
I refer to a "family of supernaturals" I'm
talking about a people who have overcome this "sub-natural" realm --
the realm of sin, the realm that perverts the perfect order God first
established, the realm of stubbornness and rebellion; in other words, I'm
referring to this place that folks think of today as the "natural"
order of things. It is anything but "natural" or "normal."
stops and prevents the development of a family of supernaturals.
It interferes with God's plan and purpose. It perverts the fulfillment and
completion of the "I AM" as He purposed from before Creation. And
that perversion incurs and incites the wrath of God.
It looks like I need to stop and continue this discussion later -- and
hopefully finish it up with one more Coffee Break.
you again soon.
Shelley is a friend, a fellow-pastor and a brother in the Lord whose ministry I
have come to respect and greatly appreciate, especially in the last few years.
Following is a short excerpt from a prophetic word he delivered in a recent
"The Angel of the Lord explained to me that the true baptism of the Holy Spirit would prepare the way for the white eagle. He said the white eagle represented a revelation of the fullness of Jesus Christ; not just a greater knowledge of Him, but an infilling and indwelling of the very character and virtues of Jesus.
This revelation would produce the living Word made flesh again, not just in one man as in the days of the Lord Jesus Christ, but in a whole company of Believers. This message would act as a plumb line, a measuring device to gauge the uprightness of all words given to the end time Bride of Jesus Christ.
I spoke out to those in the room, "The world has never seen what it will see in the Bride. Fools will mock and reject it, some religious leaders will scorn it, but His true Bride will receive it with gladness."
I believe these words were referring to the Lord doing a new thing that will not follow historical revival patterns but will have a distinct model and administration. It will be an expansion of the ministry model of the Lord Jesus Christ as seen in the Gospels. It will be authority and power functioning and flowing in a corporate Body of Believers especially chosen for this purpose, even before the foundation of the world.
(Steven's entire prophetic word is available for you to read at http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=11489)
Blessings on you!
Sunnyside, Washington 98944
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