Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Small Cloud in the Sky - URGENT PRAYER


Look, a small cloud, the size of the palm of a man’s hand, is rising up from the sea 1 King 18:44 

Oh Wow!!!!!  Last week's blog post, we asked if you would fast and pray for us, specifically on Thursday, June 14th.  We were overwhelmed, blessed and encouraged by the response.  Thank YOU ALL soooooooooo very much!!  What an amazing gift Jesus gave us when we are called into His family.  We have more brothers and sisters than we can count to stand with us! YOU are a GIFT to us!!   


We sent the blog on Monday asking for prayer on June 14th as we felt God prompted.  Yes, there was a significant reason, though we did not know at that time.  On Tuesday, a strategic and potentially vital call was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.  God is so good!!


Recently, we were asked if we had contacted a certain family about funding our vision.  That statement provoked a series of thoughts and hope.  The Lord reminded me of Elijah in 1 King 18:41-45 that he mixed his faith with a small cloud and the Lord provided!  



41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.
43 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked.
“There is nothing there,” he said.
Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”
44 The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”
So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”
45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. 46 The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

WE have mixed our FAITH with a word, the size of a small cloud...........

The last week has been a whirlwind of activity, drafting, editing, seeking counsel and did I say editing to the millionth degree?  So thankful for those God put before us to help us create this proposal  This proposal was put together for a potential benefactor who could fund our vision!!!!!!   Today, we submitted that proposal for their review and decision.  

We are ASKING again, if you would, please PRAY and FAST any day(s) you can in the next few weeks.  Your prayers and fasting last week made a huge impact in bringing forth an open door.  Actually, several open doors that were not expected.  God gave us favor and He moved swiftly.  Your prayers AGAIN will make a HUGE impact!!!! 


Our specific prayer requests are as follows: 


1.  That the Lord has gone before us (as we have been praying) and prepared the hearts of ALL who will put their eyes on this proposal - that they will hear His voice and act on it.  The Lord's will be done! 

2.  That God will move in them swiftly to respond expediently with a favorable response. 

3.  That God would give us increased wisdom, discernment and understanding to fulfill this call as it become reality. 

4.  That the property we are looking at (we believe is God's choice) will remain available and will be the perfect and ultimate place for this vision.  And without any hinderances or issues.  

5.  That the Lord will bring around us (as He is always faithful to do) those who He wants to come alongside and be part of this in some form or another.  

6.  That not only would the provision for the vision be fulfilled, but ongoing consistent financial supporters.  This endeavor is going to require a sizable monthly outlay for operating expenses.  

7.  That God would continue to raise up intercessors for us and this vision.  There is and probably will be much warfare and opposition.  That God would hedge us in, safely in His arms and care.  

8.  Most importantly - that when we step into this destiny God has so graciously created us to do, we would impact and influence ALL God brings our way!  

This has been and will continue to be an amazing journey God has us on.  One filled with risk, faith, trust, tears, dependence on Him, joy and overwhelming gratitude for God's goodness shown through YOU!  Without all of you God has placed in our lives, we wouldn't be where we are today.  Each one of you has deposited such a beautiful part to our walk with the Lord.  For that we are eternally grateful!!!!

Thank YOU so much for your ongoing support, prayers, love and care for us and our ministry.  We are honored to be able to pray for those who reach out to us.  Please let me know if you have any prayer needs.   For those who have been reaching out, thank you!  I am praying for your requests.  


If you have been blessed by this ministry or feel led to support what God is doing through us - financially, below are a few options.  Your generosity and your prayer support is greatly appreciated and needed as we continue to walk in faith and God's calling. 

Megablessings  - 
Ken & Michele Cole
http://www.wantinsight.com
michele@wantinsight.com, ken@wantinsight.com

Tax deductible & non tax deductible donations can be made: 
1.  Checks made payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 or if you prefer anonymous giving - you can give through our Donor Fund 

2.  Non tax deductible donations can be made directly to us by:  THIS IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET MONEY TO US FOR DAILY USE. 
 Paypal - www.paypal.com  (michele@wantinsight.com) 

3. Donor Fund - Contact National Christian Foundation - Ken & Michele Cole - Want InSight Fund -   Tax deductible 
    7171 W. 95th Street, Suite 501
Overland Park, KS 66212
    Phone: 913.310.0279

    Fax: 913.227.0254     www.nationalchristian.com 

Vision
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  


Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  









 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Prayer & Fasting



So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with Him in prayer and petition, in fasting.  Daniel 9:3 


Most of you know what prayer and fasting is, so I won't go into much detail here..... but just a few main points.  

Prayer and fasting were demonstrated in the Scriptures during times of mourning, repentance and when there was a deep need.  (Daniel 9:3, Esther 4:16, 2 Samuel 12:16)  

Prayer and fasting brought breakthrough or deliverance.  (Mark 6;7, Mark 9:29) 

Prayer and fasting is also a weapon of warfare - to bring resolve.  (Ephesians 6:18)




Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” 

Isaiah 35:3 





As you know we've been in a long long wilderness, pit and prison season!  We have been obedient to do all God has asked of us.  Since the early days of our salvation, the Lord had us give away ALL we had in the way of assets.  We cashed in stocks, 401k's, to give everything away.   Then He asked us to step out of full time - excellent paying jobs, to heed the call to start a home church.  After 5 years of that, God moved us to a small town in the middle of nowhere.  The only job God provided was for Ken to work part time at a discount retail store making minimum wage.  Obviously not enough to even cover our rent....but God has been faithful in making up the difference.  He is our provider!! 

God told us last year to give away most of all our furnishings.  We had a semi-truck and a 14' UHaul move us here and besides the stuff we use daily which also will be given away when we go, we have very little we will keep.  We have given out of our lack and have blessed 100's of people with meals, hospitality and prayer ministry.  It's been extremely difficult to say the least.  Not the blessing of others, but the plowing of the ground, the wondering how we would pay this bill or that, praying through some serious health symptoms trusting God would keep His promises of sustaining my health and eventually bring full healing.  It's hard and lonely on this journey.  The good news is we have learned so much, grown in our faith and ability to do spiritual battle.  Our trust and confidence in God is so much stronger!!!  

God gave us a God size vision - one that we cannot do without Him and His provision.  We did not seek this vision, but God has placed a desire in our hearts to partner with Him - to build a retreat property with numerous cabins;  to have a community building and to have prayer and healing rooms.   We want to invite pastors, lay leaders and missionaries to come and have a place to be refreshed, encouraged and ministered to and with a completely upside down model.  This means that we will ask for a "suggested donation" and if the need is there, we will offer it free of charge.   We want to be a refuge,  a place of safety, compassion and care.    We are also called to come alongside the Church to equip the saints for the work of ministry.  To teach, activate and send out to reach the lost, the hurting and the unsaved.  God has been training us our entire lives for this calling.  

We are wanting to step into the fullness of it now!  We believe God has told us it's due season.  We have done all we know to do.  We have done as much due diligence to be as prepared as possible.  Now it's time for God to do His miraculous part!  We have sought the Lord daily asking is there is anything hindering us besides the obvious provision.  We are not hearing a thing or sensing anything.  We have had others who are praying say the same.  They too don't understand why this hasn't happened yet.  Some suggest warfare.  There have so many God confirmations surrounding this vision and even the release to go, but yet........God's work needs funded!  It's time that the WEALTH TRANSFER begins so that us and others can step into what God has for them.  It amazes me how many people are in our same shoes........waiting on provision to move into destiny.  My opinion is also that of warfare.  The enemy is doing all he can to thwart or delay so we give up.  But God!!! 

Today a friend sent me this.  


Does this bear witness to your spirit?
In my prayer time with the Lord this morning as I asked HIM how to pray (I felt it was over the body of Christ) I heard the word "turbulence" so in Jesus name I declare, order, peace, harmony, and stability in Christ...
I also heard, "we are in the final hours!" ...with the Lord one day is like 1000 years and 1000 years like one day.
I also heard, "things are about to bust open I need you to pray like never before!"
Prayerfully discern this…as I’m doing the same. Could quite possibly our calendars be off???
It has been said (by scholars) that Pentecost is actually on June 21 and that’s exactly 9 months (time to birth?!!) from September 21 sign in the heavens.
As I process with you I find it interesting that I heard~~things are about to "bust open"
Like a woman in labor when her water breaks~~ oh it's busts open alright!

Then another friend sent me this verse unaware of the other....  She has never ever sent me anything in the past...

When I read this verse you came to mind. I hope it means something to you. 
"Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?" says the Lord. "Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?" says your God. Isaiah 66:9

See a pattern??? 

                                                WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  

We would like to ask a HUGE favor of you!  Would you please please consider fasting and praying for us this Thursday, 6/14.  I will highlight a few specific prayer points but also pray as the Lord leads.  And if you would hear anything or get any impressions, please let us know. 

1.  Please pray that IF there is anything or anyone hindering this shift into destiny, that it would be removed swiftly.  
2.  Please pray for the open doors and the financial breakthrough needed to step into destiny.  
3.  Please pray for GRACE over us, STRENGTH, COURAGE & WISDOM for us in the days ahead.   
4.  Please pray for the FAVOR of the LORD to be upon us! 
5.  Please pray for Jehovah Rapha - the God who Heals to come and touch our bodies (especially mine) so that we can do all HE is calling us to do! 
6.  Please pray the Lord's will be done!   

Would you please email me at michele@wantinsight.com and let me know if you are able to pray and fast.  Thank you.  


The other day I was beginning to form words in prayer to God and before I could even say them, the Lord spoke to me and said.  "I am coming like flint".   "I am determined to help you".  This verse came to mind.....

Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
    I will not be disgraced.

Therefore have I set my face like flint,

    and I know I will not be put to shame. Isaiah 50:7


Thank YOU so much for your ongoing support, prayers, love and care for us and our ministry.  We are honored to be able to pray for those who reach out to us.  Please let me know if you have any prayer needs.   For those who have been reaching out, thank you!  I am praying for your requests.  



If you have been blessed by this ministry or feel led to support what God is doing through us - financially, below are a few options.  Your generosity and your prayer support is greatly appreciated and needed as we continue to walk in faith and God's calling. 

Megablessings  - 
Ken & Michele Cole
http://www.wantinsight.com
michele@wantinsight.com, ken@wantinsight.com

Tax deductible & non tax deductible donations can be made: 
1.  Checks made payable to Sonlit Fields, PO Box 371, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 or if you prefer anonymous giving - you can give through our Donor Fund 

2.  Non tax deductible donations can be made directly to us by:  THIS IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET MONEY TO US FOR DAILY USE. 
 Paypal - www.paypal.com  (michele@wantinsight.com) 

3. Donor Fund - Contact National Christian Foundation - Ken & Michele Cole - Want InSight Fund -   Tax deductible 
    7171 W. 95th Street, Suite 501
Overland Park, KS 66212
    Phone: 913.310.0279

    Fax: 913.227.0254     www.nationalchristian.com 

Vision
God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating people into the world & health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but better help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will eventually have a 24/7 prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more souls into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.