Monday, January 29, 2007

Just before Mike played his three part piece I felt the Lord asked me to write down what I was going to hear. Maybe you even said something like that before he played. I don't think I've tried to do that before but I got three separate things that went along with what most everyone else got. There just didn't seem to be a space for me to jump in to share it then.
Part one: I am here, I want to invade you.
Part two: I am calling you higher. Come into a new place with Me!
Part three: Get ready, I am going to present you, my Bride!
Trumpets Blowing, Trumpets Blasting !!!, Trumpets singing MY Song, singing MY Love to you. Hear how clear it is, how sharp it is, how it blast, and pierces into the space. Sounding of MY Love for the Bride. Come, Come,all yee to the Wedding Feast. For it is time to be Wed, Married, and Covenanted into Fullness.
Marsh Maddox

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Notes from Worship at the River 1/2007

Prophetic Worship:

1. Devotional worship is giving to God what is rightfully His – respect, honor, and adoration.
2. Prophetic worship is about connecting heaven and earth. It is worship that is both heavenly and earthly. Prophetic and life changing – God desires to penetrate the culture around us.

Prophetic Worship – Music:
· Spiritual Songs
· Supernatural Sounds

There is an inter-relationship between planned and spontaneous worship. This can be likened to a boat, which is currently moored on the side of the water. It first needs to be launched to give it some momentum. Once it is going it can then catch the wind and be powered by the wind. So it is with our worship of God. The structure and planning which is our responsibility as worshippers and priests provides the launching pad.

Prophetic worship is worship, which is not predictable – worship that is fresh and new.

What does prophetic worship involve?
_ Singing
_ Dance
_ Mime
_ Symbolic actions
_ ‘Supernatural sounds’ and ‘new’ music – Romans 8 vs. 22-23, 26-27
_ Art

Ephesians 5 vs. 18-19.
.. be filled with the Spirit. 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Christ.

Psalm 40 v.3 –
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

I Chronicles 25 v.1 – David and the army commanders appointed musicians to prophesy. A strategic decision – recognized the different levels of warfare. – natural, physical and hidden, spiritual.

Prophetic worship is the kind of worship that is a fruit of ministry to God. Yet there is a horizontal dimension too where the Holy Spirit ministers to us as well. David and Saul – playing harp led to deliverance. Music is a very powerful, emotive tool that was created by God. A song or piece of music can speak to the human spirit in a way that words sometimes cannot express. Prophetic worship – music inspired by the Holy Spirit has an even greater power to liberate, release and empower. Psalm 32 v.7 – songs of deliverance.

Josh Hubbard's Word


My word goes out to a thirsty world and it goes to quench that thirst. Yet the world doesn’t even know what it is thirsty for. My word will water the earth like rain and snow, bringing fruit and bread. The word will accomplish what I desire, this word that I have placed in your heart and in your mouth.
So I call upon you to open your heart and your mouth that I might fill them. Then you will use that word to quench the thirst of the world I died for.
But, my bride, I see your own thirst, to which I say “Come, all who are thirsty, come to the waters, and you who have no money, come, buy and eat.” But many times you spend your time, your money and your effort on that which cannot satisfy you. The dissatisfaction you feel is from me. You don’t need more money, more time, fewer problems, less stress or an easier life. You need more Me!
Have you forsaken your first love? Do you remember the times we´ve had?
When you climbed up on my lap and I washed away your tears and healed your wounds? How you promised to serve me and love me to the exclusion of all else. But little by little, you slipped away. You´ve held to the form without the substance. You´ve substituted religion for love. I´m coming for a bride, not a mistress. A bride who is breathless with anticipation for my arrival. A bride ready and prepared yet also preparing. A bride putting on her robe of righteousness, crying out “Come to me, Lord Jesus”.
So the word is “repent”. Remember the height from which you have fallen, the heights of our love. Repent and do what you did when first we met. Come away with me, my love! Leave behind all your worries and fears. Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. For the rest you desire, comes only through Me, from knowing that I care for and will never leave. From knowing you are in the center of my will and are doing exactly what I´ve called you to do. Ask yourself, “Am I doing precisely what He has called me to do”? If not 100%, then repent. I will direct all of your life, not just 50, 75 or 95%. I am coming for a bride without one single stain or spot. When I see you face to face, you will be perfect and complete.
If you will confess your sins, I am faithful and just and will forgive all your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The Spirit and the bride and “Come” and let him who hears say “Come”. Whoever is thirsty, let him come and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
Amen, come Lord Jesus.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

January 2007

Dear Friends....

In 2006, our focus at the River was the Lord's Prayer. This year at the River, we'll plan to focus on the Beattitudes as a theme. This will begin later this year as we'll introduce several months of teaching on Propetic Worship: Learning to Listen. Although a bit longer than usual for an Update, I'd like to share something the Lord has placed on our hearts.

I hate puzzles. They are tedious and methodical. They require concentration and patience, qualities not naturally part of my character. And after a puzzle is completed, it's dismantled and thrown back in the box. What are they good for anyway? Maybe it has something to do with the process rather than the product; the journey rather than the arrival.

Our life and history in the Lord is like a multi-dimensional interconnected puzzle, woven together with color, beauty, wonder and mystery. David writes:

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth…" Ps 139:13-15 NIV

God has individual and corporate dreamworks in progress. I believe God is continually revealing the wonder of our frame. But maybe you are puzzled at the puzzle. We are still a work in progress, and pieces remain, yet to be assembled. We are like living stones, and "are being built (fitted, woven together) into a spiritual house." 1 Peter 2:4-5

So we are still puzzle works in progress, both individually and corporately. I want to share a few Pacificministries Puzzle Pieces:

Carlene and I have always been "drawn" to the area near Lewis and Clark State Park and the Sandy River. Lewis and Clark's Discovery Corps of 1804 named the River "the Quicksand" and the Corps voted to return to this same area the following year because of abundant fish and game. We taught our children to swim there, and with inner tubes, drifted down the gentle current during hot and hazy Oregon summers….

Over three years ago, we began a once a month gathering to worship. We were attracted to the Troutdale Community Center near the Sandy River, a building often used for informal community-type meetings. The humble surroundings at the Park Building (hard metal chairs, concrete floors, and noisy fans) have not hindered and don't bother the Holy Spirit. I have thought of the structure as sort of a wilderness tabernacle. Several times during warm summer evening meetings, we gathered on a blanket of green grass under the huge Douglas fir trees, and experienced worship as if the land itself resonated with praise....

During last month's Christmas Celebration, Beth Cherry, one of the regulars at the River, wrote in her journal:

There is a sound it is reverberating around the earth. The ground wakens with the sound and mourns with anticipation for the coming Lamb. It won't be long, hunger for Him. Thirst for His righteousness. Allow His goodness to enter your courts even now....I know you're hungry to learn, only listen for a while for I have much to say…..there is a time to learn and grow, ... my goodness shall's not to late to hear and obey for my love flows freely in the hearts of the obedient.....

Recently, I finished H.A. Baker's autobiography UNDER HIS WINGS. He is the grandfather of Rolland and Heidi Baker and more widely known for the book VISIONS BEHIND THE VEIL, a story of the Holy Spirit's revelatory work in 1920 among Chinese children, mostly street beggars and orphans. These children experienced an incredible out-pouring of the Holy Spirit. The same God who revealed Himself to these rejected and orphaned children in China, He is once again doing through Rolland and Heidi in Mozambique with their work with orphanages and church planting.....


It has been our honor to develop a rich friendship with Marjorie Baker, Rolland's mother, who recently moved to Carlene's hometown, Port Townsend, Washington.

When Marjorie began to share with us her family's history, she told of her family returning from China to the Portland area in the late 1920's. She described their hunger for God, and their exposure to the work of the Holy Spirit through John G. Lake and others who had experienced the power of God. They experienced a wonderful renewal and refreshing in the Holy Spirit. Before they could find housing in Portland, they stayed at a Christian camp, located near the Sandy River. Marjorie distinctly remembers some of the young people climbing a high bluff and singing back and forth with another group of children at the camp on the other side of the River.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007, Carlene drove Marjorie and her sister Beth, 83 and 89 respectively, back to the building the city of Troutdale purchased from a Christian camp many years ago….where some 70 years earlier they sang…the very same humble tabernacle where we gather monthly to worship the One Who is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. No wonder the land itself reverberates with praise….

I believe the Lord has a wonderful sense of humor…and history. Some question why all these pieces are worth recounting, and see them at best coincidental, at worst mere conjecture. Is there someone in your family...Grandparents, or Great-Grandparents, who faithfully prayed for generations to follow? The Lord is loves to reveal the mysteries of His plan for all of us… our history is, His-Story.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment-to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. Ephesians 1:7-10

We welcome you to worship this Sunday @ the River. And...bring the pieces of your puzzle as we honor the Holy Spirit and worship a God who loves to reveal mysteries!

Darrell and Carlene

Upcoming Events

21 Day Fast For the past 5 years, every January Pacificminstries has participated in a fast. We welcome you to join us. We believe a fast allows us to hear "deeply" and we all want to improve our hearing.

Releasing the Power of God Conference with Ron and Johanna Kussmaul - January 19th to 21st at St. Luke's, Seattle I'll be leading worship during this event hosted by St. Lukes
For information: The Rev'd. Dr. John Roddam, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5710 - 22nd Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.