Fire in The Shadow

By Jorge Parrott (All Scriptures from NKJV)

‘There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on’ Jerry Lee Lewis wrote long ago. Italy has been shaking too, both in the natural and spiritual. The Lord often uses shaking to get our attention as we are forced to look beyond our own strength and understanding. In Hebrews 12:26-29 we see “Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our, God is a consuming fire.” Continue reading

Little Hinges Swing Big Doors

By Jorge Parrott

We are called to raise up and equip fruitful leaders for strategic impact in the nations of the earth. How do we find and discern the future leaders the Lord directs us to sow into? Faith entails risk with action. We sow seeds daily and in many lives trusting the Lord by his Holy Spirit to show us his strategies from heaven. While we tend to look for those who have demonstrated lasting fruit in one of the seven mountains of influence in society how many gems might we miss when we look for those that fit into our ‘box’ of preconceived ideas of what makes a leader?

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Footprints in Israel

By Jorge Parrot

Thus says the Lord God: “When I have gathered the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they are scattered, and am hallowed in them in the sight of the Gentiles, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. 

“And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God” (Ezekiel 28:25-26).

Israel has been a sign and a wonder for millennia. Sometimes hidden and continually persecuted, the nation is a living testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness, prophetic destiny, the supernatural, and the fulfillment of God’s plans.

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Costa Rica—Discovering Gems in The Net

By Jorge Parrott

Costa Rica is full of beauty with its people, amazing landscapes, rich history, and strong prophetic destiny. Costa Ricans call themselves “Ticos.” They love family and they love life. Sure, there are challenges. Yet that’s where we, the body of Christ, have a great opportunity to enter in.

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Walking In Fullness—Seeing In Part

By Jorge Parrott

The Lord continually amazes us with His desire and love for the nations. Father God is connecting us with powerful nation changers who share remarkable revelation globally. This is such an exciting season of supernatural encounters with the Lord of the harvest. We are seeing a huge increase in the release of fresh holy fire, dreams, and impartation to many worldwide.

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Nuts, Bolts, Wheels and Gears

By Jorge Parrott  (All Scripture references from the AMP Bible)

Many have asked us how we are able to minister to, oversee, serve, and pray for hundreds of our precious missionaries serving in sixty-eight nations. The best one word answer is—faith. The best two words to answer are—faith and love. It is only by the grace given to us by the Lord that we “get” to do this. It is our passion and our life to be living the greatest adventure.

What is also amazing is that our full-time staff in the Missions Department is predominantly made up of volunteers from the U.S. and seven foreign nations.  Imagine working in your calling by faith with no pay and trusting the Lord every step of the way for your family’s care and provision. Some call us nuts, but we really don’t care. Continue reading

Seeing With Eyes Of Faith

By Jorge Parrott

(All Scriptures from the Amplified Bible)

As I sat down to write this, I prayed and felt a gentle breeze in the Spirit. I then saw an impression of the Lord’s breath blowing over the news headlines. He wasn’t making the news disappear. He wanted me to see what He sees. The Lord is clearly not in heaven wringing His hands.

How do we shield our peace from the bad news and media manipulation? With man’s eyes we see chaos and darkness spreading. With our eyes of faith and His Spirit alive in us, we will see the glory of the Lord shining brighter and brighter upon His people (see Isaiah 60:1).

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The Simplicity And Power

By Jorge Parrott 

All Scriptures from Amplified Bible Version 

“For I made the decision to know nothing [that is, to forego philosophical or theological discussions regarding inconsequential things and opinions while] among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified [and the meaning of His redemptive, substitutionary death and His resurrection]. 1 Cor. 2:2

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Italy: Watchmen Seeking True Liberty

By Jorge Parrott

Liberty was the dominant theme as we arrived in Italy for our second annual Prophetic Roundtable. The Lord had been speaking to our team for several weeks prior to departure about liberty on many levels: in the church, in the individual, and in the nation.

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Faith, Not Fear—Preparing For The Great Harvest

By Jorge Parrott

All Scripture references are New King James version.

Today we are seeing the largest mass migration of people fleeing war and terror since World War II. This massive exodus is chaotic and is without a Moses to lead it. The so-called god of the fleeing masses has not heard their cries, and they flee in darkness looking for hope and a better life somewhere, anywhere.

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Political correctness and human secularism blinded the receiving nations in Europe for a time, but now we see some awakening. Pray it is not too late. Many nations, including the Americas, are in fear of this unknown tide of immigrants. News reports are increasing, proving that terrorists are hiding in the midst of this tsunami of souls. As watchmen, how do we sound the alarm to awaken those who sleep during these attempts to overthrow nations in Europe and the Americas?

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Haiti: Mardi Gras Crusade and annual Leadership Conference

We are just a week and a day away from our greatest annual Event… Our Mardi Gras Crusade and annual Leadership Conference…. This is an awesome alternative for the church and the lost to come worship the Lord in the midst of the darkest hour of Haiti… Mardi Gras.




PRAYER NEEDS

  1. We are about half way there on a $25,000 budget. I want to thank all of those who have given so graciously. My prayer is our Lord will in turn bless you back. Pray saints that God will move on  hearts to continue to sow seed for the budget to be met.
  2. Pray for a great outpouring of God upon this crusade and leadership conference. My heart yearns for a move of God.
  3. Haiti is in a very tense moment politically. I’m not seeing much news on television, but the internet is full of articles. With accusations of fraud in the primaries, and one of the main candidates pulling out of the final vote in protest… the climate in Haiti is dicey at the very least. Lots of threats to riot etc. Please pray the peace of our Lord over the nation of Haiti. That God will lead and guide this nation in this challenge.
  4. Please keep Linda and myself in your prayers. Challenges are everywhere as we plow through one at a time. Pray for our health and strength.
Thank you saints for standing with us. We have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Busy Filling the Nets,
Pastors Jay & Linda Threadgill

This President Is Not Ashamed Of The Gospel

By Jorge Parrott  (All Scriptures from NKJV)

The highway to heaven we read about in Isaiah 40 started long ago and is still being built. By faith we each can have a part in this generational assignment. This highway is built upon the pillars of truth and righteousness. As we step out in faith and grow in our hunger for the Lord, He always shows up to meet us in the faith realm. While lawlessness, evil, and crises spreading across the earth, we are compelled to pursue God’s ways and truths. As we surrender our lives to the soon coming King, then our glory shines brighter and brighter.

As we see our own nation turning her back on the Lord, we are reminded of Jesus’ own words regarding sheep and goat nations. We are seeing the Dominican Republic awakening to its destiny as a sheep nation. We were asked to meet with the President, and I felt led to ask him to make a righteous stand for the Lord. Continue reading

Report on Historic Meeting with Underground Leaders in China

By Jorge Parrott

The host organizer opened the covert meeting with this security status update, “Security is normal. We are under surveillance.” The security camera in the room was covered for our meeting. They told us not to take pictures and to guard our phone conversations and discussions our entire three days in the undisclosed location in mainland China.

Our dear friend, Eugene Bach, who spoke at our Missions Conference in Moravian Falls, was one of the main organizers of this meeting along with about fifty leaders of the underground churches. Eugene is the American leader of Back to Jerusalem, founded by Brother Yun (also known as The Heavenly Man).

While at this meeting, we met with ministry leaders working in North Korea and Iraq. One of our friends led a team that rescued four hundred Yazidi women raped by ISIS terrorists. The team’s commitment is based on prophetic words the Holy Spirit gave them about their assignments for the cause of Christ. Continue reading

Two Essentials: Urgency and Rest

By Jorge Parrott

(All Scripture NKJV, except where noted)

Thomas Paine wrote almost two hundred fifty years ago, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” These words are often thought of as the seeds of the American Revolution. Faith, courage, and obedience are necessary to bring restoration to our families and those the Lord calls us to as reconcilers and peace-speakers.

Today the unrest is spreading in many nations around the world. The mass migration of immigrants fleeing from evil is an opportunity to win many to the Lord in spite of the failed policies and vacuum of leadership that is inciting terrorists and thugs. The Good News of Jesus Christ is spreading. Persecution, spiritual warfare, wars, turmoil, and corruption represent the enemy of our soul fighting harder than ever, as if he knows his end is near and Who wins the battle at the end of this age. Continue reading

Sent To Cross Enemy Lines

By Jorge Parrott
All Scripture references are English Standard Version.

Are we prepared to be hated for the name of Jesus? In John 17:14 we learn, “I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” Then in John 17:18 we read, “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” He is in us and He has sent us to release the good news. In verse 26, Jesus prays to the Father: “I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

Our part in fulfilling the Great Commission authorizes and empowers us to disciple the nations and learn to see and love with His heart. This will cost us dearly in terms of our comfort zone, our lukewarm complacency, and our own desires and agenda as our carnal nature is burned up.

Jesus is worth it all. He desires us to have His joy, and He speaks to the Father on our behalf: “But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves” (John 17:13). We live this set apart life for His joy, not our own. We know without faith it is impossible to please Him (see Hebrews 11:6).
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Shaken Or Stirred? 

By Jorge Parrott

What is not being shaken right now? The reality of the daily media reports would seem unbelievable even just a few years ago. Many are being stirred by the Holy Spirit to fresh boldness and courage, which is sorely lacking in churches, governments, and organizations in every nation. Many are telling us of a fresh conviction of the holy fear of the Lord as never before. Are we sensitive to the Holy Spirit to discern the times? Have we learned how to love and possess the commitment to obey our Captain at all costs?  Continue reading

Going Beyond The Veil In Italy

By Jorge Parrott

The remnant of true disciples of Jesus is thriving in many nations. Italy is a nation that has a long history and importance, even in The Bible and the life of the Apostle Paul. The Lord revealed to us at the recent Prophetic Round Table held in late June to speak to them about their identity as a nation, as God’s people, and as end-time warriors in the Spirit. There is a surprising move occurring in the Spirit-filled churches there.

The influence of the Catholic church is often all we hear about from Italy. Be encouraged there is much unity and passion in the evangelical and protestant churches in Italy to persevere in turbulent times. Recently, over 500,000, including many Catholics, gathered in Rome to protest gay marriage and gender identity tolerance. The identity of young people there is being challenged with societal and secular humanist and gay agenda ilk threatening their God ordained gender identity and the sanctity of marriage.   Continue reading

Open Heavens in Asia

by Jorge Parrott

I just returned from Singapore, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. I could feel the power and love in the prayer-covering from back home. The Lord showed up every day. I strongly felt this trip was a pilgrimage for me personally to encounter more of the Lord and His strategies for our missions work globally. He does not disappoint. Continue reading

The Reality of the Promise

By Jorge Parrott
(All Scripture references are New King James Version)

Bobby Connor said recently as he held the palm of his hand right up to his nose, “The veil between us and the kingdom of heaven is as close as a sheet of Saran wrap.” All the pieces are coming together. The battle of the ages intensifies as daily we see the enemy of our souls fighting hard, even in horrific ways.

Our hope in Jesus Christ pulls us like a magnet upward into that high calling. We must build ourselves up in the most holy faith as if we have no choice. Although we have a choice, we need to act as if we have no choice. By faith we are exhorted to block out the choice we have to fear, because then we will fail. We have many depending on us both here on earth and in heaven. Any setbacks are just a set up for the comeback we have in Jesus. Continue reading

Update from Iraq: Preparing our Hearts to be Strong

by Jorge Parrott (All Scripture references New King James version)

Refugees from Iraq

These days there many are fleeing to the shelter of the Lord. Yet there are many more who are searching for this place of refuge but do not know where to find it. “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’” (Psalm 91:1-2).

Recent reports from close, trusted friends reaching out to the many refugees in Iraq and the surrounding region all speak of the horrendous butchering, torture, amputations, rapes, and beheading of many innocent people. These brave friends tell me of these horrors beyond description as we provide humanitarian aid, love, and comfort in this current battle against ISIL terrorists. Though there is much sorrow, many souls are coming to Jesus.

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Support Our Awesome Volunteers Working In Missions

We are so thankful for our precious friends who volunteer in our office. These are passionate souls in love with Jesus and hungry to see God move in all the nations.

They serve in many areas of ministry: pastoring missionaries, arranging Skype prophetic and healing calls, organizing MorningStar prayer and healing team volunteers, involved in intercession, website updates, video production and editing, social media, English and Hispanic Theology School and ministry, Social Media updates, and more. Continue reading

There is Increasing Power With Increasing Unity

By Jorge Parrott (all Scriptures from NKJV)

Jesus said in His last prayer on earth in John 17:11, “Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.” Several prophets have spoken the last two years about a new horrid evil previously unseen being released in the world today. The enemy of our soul knows that Jesus is returning soon. Evil persecution, even wicked genocide, ethnic cleansing, and untold acts of barbaric darkness are increasing daily in many lands and are now beginning to appear in the U.S.

As children of the Most High God, what is to be our response in this hour? We know the Lord and His body of Christ worldwide wins in the end, but we are fast becoming aware that we now have no choice but rise to the occasion to be the Lord’s heart, voice, and body to stand against the pervasive darkness. We are here to destroy the works of the enemy. Desperate times call upon us as children of the light to burn brighter and brighter. Even a little light casts out much darkness. Continue reading

The Joy Set Before Us

By Jorge Parrott (All Scriptures are American Standard Version)

What an amazing time we are in. In these days the Lord is showing us a greater depth of prophecy and an increase in the supernatural around the world. We are in dire straits yet trusting God, aware of how much we depend on the Lord to be with us and lead us by His Holy Spirit.

When we visit our friends working in fifty-eight nations, we are called to walk them into greater intimacy with God and experience the wonders of the Lord in His beauty of holiness. While they often teach us about faith and courage in dire surroundings, we are sent to share real koinonia and encourage them to go higher together. Power evangelism happens when we release the supernatural demonstrations of power of the Lord through our love, sharing the Father’s heart, words, healings, and deliverances.

Reports abound of seeing a growing depth of revelation converge with the prayers of millions of saints going deep into intercession. The Lord is revealing the fulfillment of His heart to an ever-increasing number. It appears that in this season, with darkness and evil increasing dramatically, our Lord is needing us to increase our depth of understanding of His Spirit and His plans so we may be prepared, faith-filled, and ready to follow His marching orders in the coming battles.

Tribulations, genocide, hatred of Israel and its people, along with the greatest persecution of believers in history are all around us. The Lord is strengthening us for the spiritual battles ahead. The trumpet call is loud and clear to awaken us from slumber, to rise and shine for the glory of the Lord is growing stronger in us, His bride.

We are hearing the Spirit of the Lord lead us into deeper revelation of His words, “the joy of the Lord is our strength” (see Nehemiah 8:10), as He unfolds the mysteries of what this great harvest will look like in the coming days. The times before us are those days spoken of over the last few thousand years. Crisis is the threshold to God’s people seizing the opportunity to overcome and give the Lord more glory and honor.

The Laodicean church in the west is being shaken because “everything that can be shaken will be shaken and that which cannot be shaken will remain” (see Hebrews 12:27). We have not seen anything yet. Our peace in the Lord that overcomes the enemy must grow so that nothing surprises us and nothing stops us. The Lord is allowing events to unfold that are way beyond human remedy. We must keep our eyes on Him, not the enemy of our soul.

Our Perception of the Lord

Hebrews 12:2 “looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Our perception of who God is needs to align with who God says we are. In the parable of the talents in Matthew chapter 25, we read about the last steward who perceived the Lord to be a hard taskmaster, so he had fear instead of faith. His doubt and lack of faith cost him his eternal destiny.

“And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where thou didst not scatter;
“and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.
“…and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest. Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that hath the ten talents.
“And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory” (Matthew 25:24-28, 30).
Our faith is being tested moment by moment. We must choose the path of faith, stepping out of our comfort zones with boldness and courage. The time has come. Truth begets truth, and faith begets faith. The Lord will give us more, if He can trust us first in the small things.
How we see the Lord can make or break us and determine if we will be found faithful. Let us examine ourselves to see that we have a firm foundation in our perception of how we see the Lord of hosts. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you areas where your ideas are shaped by the world or by the Spirit of the Lord, “Christ in us, the hope of glory” (see Colossians 1:27).

The Great Apostasy is Unfolding

There will be many who fall away. In fact, many already have. Some fall from the spread of political correctness, others from growing weary in well doing. Others fall from crises, financial ruin, or allowing offense to take root in their lives. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, not the enemy. We are called to hold our focus straight in the ways of the Lord.
In James we see “that a double minded man achieves nothing” (see James 1:8). Whose report will we believe? The curse of an ideology leads to destruction, whether it be Islam, Chrislam, New Age, or the watering down of the gospel as in II Timothy 3:5 “holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore, from these also turn away.” Effective evangelism and discipleship must be rooted in releasing the supernatural. We must know why we believe what we believe. We must demonstrate in power of the resurrection strength we have in the Lord Jesus. We must have the depth and boldness to defend our faith and demonstrate the supernatural. Continue reading

Seeing Jesus Now in the 21st Century

By Jorge Parrott (All Scripture references are NKJV)

What we think about and do in our daily lives impacts our eternity. We walk in two worlds simultaneously: the here and now on this earth and the eternal reality of which we see only glimpses. We know the unseen eternal realm is more real than this world. Last year, Rick Joyner shared a dream he had in which he met Enoch and Elijah. Enoch was the happiest man he had ever met (Enoch walked with God for 300 years). Then Rick met Elijah and asked him why Enoch was so happy. Elijah answered, “The way we live each day determines our eternity.” Continue reading

Preparing Apostolic Teams

By Jorge Parrott  (All Scripture references are New American Standard Bible.)

MorningStar is engaged at every level of ministry in preparing apostolic teams to go into nations making disciples in preparation for the return of our King Jesus: CSCL, MSU, special forces, missions, prophetic teams, MFM/MFC, 50+ Generation, congregations, and publications, to name a few.  Releasing the heart of the Father and humbly being sensitive to what the Lord has done and is doing in many cultures brings an increase in the favor and access awaiting us. Our sanctified imagination dreams with God for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, as we discover the inheritance, exploits, greater works, sharpened discernment, and open prophetic doors that the blood of Jesus’ sacrifice has provided us. Continue reading

Beyond Our Ability–Supernatural Missions Of Hope

By Jorge Parrott  (all scriptures taken from the NASB version)

We as humans have a real knack for getting ourselves in awkward predicaments. I am often asked, “How can I possibly engage in international missions with so much uncertainty all around us? One of our founding fathers, Thomas Paine said, “These are the times that try men’s souls”.  I think every generation that man has been on earth ends up in a real ‘pickle’.  We must know the Lord and if we were not growing in greater intimacy with him we would really be in dire straits.  To those who have no hope in our savior, Jesus Christ, the world is much darker and devoid of hope. We must cling to the cross of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

RAPID RESPONSE: Friends in S. Sudan

South Sudan: PRAYERS and FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED


Ordained Pastors, Bradley and Kimberly Campbell of the “Keeping Hope Alive-South Sudan” have been serving in Malakal, South Sudan since March of 2012. Mr. And Mrs. Campbell have been parenting their first group of Sudanese children for one and one-half years, adding the second group shortly after the first group. Photo taken from New York Times

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WELLS – November 2013: 1 in Nigeria and 5 in India

November 2013: Your financial help in the last few months helped us dig 5 wells in India and 1 in Nigeria. In India a deep well costs only $2000 and in Nigeria the cost is $3,500. Other parts of Africa cost from $4,000 to $5,000. Help us bring safe water and hygiene training along with the good news of Jesus Christ to many unreached people.

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Philippines-After the Storm

By Jorge Parrott

A small team from MorningStar/CM Missions had planned for several months to travel to the Philippines for the anniversary celebration of CMMP(Correll Missionary Ministries Philippines) and CMBI (Correll Memorial Bible Institute.) My wife, Anna Marie, and the Dean of our Theology School, Dr. Nancy Daniel accompanied me on this trip. Little did we know the super Typhoon Haiyan would hit the same day. We had all been previously and dearly love what the Lord is doing in this ministry. I first went to the Philippines in 1998.

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