God raised us up with Christ and seated
us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. (Eph 2:6)
My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19)
We are seated with Christ in the third heaven. That's where we are. Therefore
we can go there any time we like, but we haven't made use of that privilege the
Father has granted us; to come before His throne, into His presence.
I've just had an awesome conference weekend with Todd Bentley, Bobby Conner and Pat
Cocking. Because of all the other things going
on - school, office, Bulgaria, kids - I didn't have time to think about it
and went to the conference without any expectations. Little did I know what
the Lord had prepared for me!
It was such a rich weekend - in more than one way. Todd, who hosted the
conference, and Bobby Conner did the evening sessions, while Pat Cocking
taught her prophetic glory school for 3 days, during the day. I had never
heard her, but immediately loved her and her teaching.
As you know, the glory of the Lord has become my main theme (besides the love
of God) since coming to Kansas City, for the most part thanks to Jill Austin,
my beloved teacher. Yet, this weekend I received a revelation that would make
a major impact! In God's glory are riches (see above) - KJV says
"according to His riches in glory". When you live in the glory of
God (and I have been), then there is provision, there is riches, you have
access to it! Once you know that - and you are accountable to your degree of
understanding - you will have no more lack.
On Saturday, Pat had an "activation time", encouraging us to go to
the heavenly places where we are seated. God showed me some things and spoke
to me, and I wanna share one significant part with you: I was kneeling on the
floor, when I saw myself in this absolutely beautiful golden garment. I
marveled at it! Sometimes you wonder about the kind of thoughts you have in
visions/dreams. I had just two days earlier been told about the $1600 I had
to pay to the social insurance in Austria (see last e-mail), and had total
peace and confidence in our Lord. So I thought, this garment is far too
precious to sell; I could never sell it! Then I saw what was in the pockets -
they were filled with gold coins; lots of shiny, beautiful coins. Again I
marveled. Then He told me that as long as I kept giving it away, He would keep
these pockets filled. Over the past few weeks I had been giving away more
than ever in my life, sowing into very good soil, and just the night before -
AFTER having found out about the 1600 - I gave my last money away, for the
feeding of those who are starving, sowing specifically for the need I had.
After the conference, I would come into the glorious presence of the Lord and
thank Him for the provision that is there, asking for the coins to
materialize in the natural - and I had no doubt they would. I told my Mom in
Vienna - who is not a believer and was VERY worried - that my God would
On Tuesday - three days since Saturday when I had the vision - I was given
the full amount. The generous giver told me that he/she had wanted to sow big
seed and last Saturday (!) he/she was impressed to give it to me. Hallelujah!
I know that the Lord will bless that person more abundantly! My Mom was in
shock when I told her :-)
This is not the only thing God has done. The last four months have been so
amazing. We are living in a time of acceleration. The Claudia of November is
very different from the Claudia of July.
Do you remember me mentioning the prophetic word I received seven weeks ago?
It greatly impacted my life, brought encouragement in a way only the living
word of God can, changing my life from one moment to the other. The prophetic
word is also creative - and I've just been stunned!
At the very end it spoke about children's ministry. I was 15 years old when I
started teaching/tutoring, and have been ever since. But I never liked kids
outside the teaching setting, especially younger ones. Over the years there
were certain significant milestones, as the Lord would change my heart and
speak to me. Yet, that recent prophetic word activated something in the
Spirit-realm. I see children different now, my heart is different, I see them
everywhere in the Bible, I think about them, etc.
At the same time, the Lord has given me a Dad you could only dream of, and
now He is even bringing other men of God with the father's anointing on them
into my life. Having that void place of the father filled in my life has had
an impact on me that I did not anticipate at all. It's changing everything...
Only God can do anything like that! His love has always been my life message,
especially after He 'completed' my healing at the Counseling School in Canada
six years ago. But now, after having known my heavenly Father as my only
Father all those years, I'm having the privilege of finding out what it is
like to have a human father.
And all that is very significant in light of God's call on my life to Mali.
He is preparing me minister to all those abandoned and hurting kids, so that
I must know every aspect of the Father's love. I actually received a 'new'
mandate at the conference.
My relationship with the two kids I live with - Josiah
(7) and Faithful (10) - has also been affected, as God is putting them more and more on
my heart. As adopted kids they are both having their unique issues that are
breaking my heart (and all the teaching from counseling school comes to
mind...), and I can feel the Lord's pull to step up and take them with me
into His presence.
TODD BENTLEY www.freshfire.ca
Todd Bentley has been to Kansas City four times, and every time I had the
privilege of being on the ministry team. Last weekend I was asked on the last
day to join the team. Have you ever heard of a "fire-tunnel"? The
ministry team lines up as a tunnel, two people always facing each other,
while the people to be prayed for walk through, being prayed for by
everybody. It's so powerful! We did that that night, and I prayed for nearly
3 hours, having so much fun in the presence of the Lord, as people were
blessed beyond measure! For some time Todd himself was praying just a few
feet away from me, and his Dad right next to me.
After the fourth conference with Todd, I now feel such a connection with his
ministry. And I believe, that is because of Malawi. In March 2003, Todd is
doing a huge crusade in Malawi, a very poor nation in East Africa (not to
confuse with Mali - my country in West Africa). And the Lord spoke to him to
feed 100,000 people every day during the crusade, since over 3 million are in
danger of starving by April. Todd is going to partner with Heidi Baker - a powerful woman of God based in Mozambique - and will be bringing
a big team with him (he always takes teams with him).
For the past year I have been saying that there are two things I wanna do
before going to Mali: go to Africa on a trip with Todd, and visit Heidi in
Mozambique. When I first heard about this opportunity, my heart lept with
excitement: the two had come together. Not long after that, I received two
e-mails from people about going there, and I have not stopped thinking about
In short, I have started the application process. The trip is March 1-12, 2003, and my friend Cliff, who is in school with me and who has just come
back with Todd from Uganda, is going as well. If you wanna sow seeds to feed
the hungry (and Heidi sees food multiplied on a regular basis), why don't you
consider giving towards the $3000 that trip will cost. I wouldn't know any
better soil than Todd and Heidi's ministry.
All that now still stands in the way is the visa. I'm making a renewed effort
in overcoming that obstacle, and would like you to join me. I have the
impression something is moving in the unseen, and it would help to have some
more people push.
Which leads to another important point: those who minister can only minister
to the extent they are covered by intercessors. I'm only starting to step
out, but I do need to start building an intercessory support team. If you are
interested in that, please contact me.
CATCH THE WIND www.catchthewind.net
Everything is accelerating - including the ministry with CATCH THE WIND, under Dr
Dave Ryser, which was only born just over
two months ago. The Lord is opening doors to reach nations... I've been
having the joy of taking care of the webpage and e-mail updates, being the
home-team while they're gone. Check out the webpage.
As you can see, life is pretty busy - but VERY fulfilling! There is nothing
like doing the work of the Kingdom! While the team was in Bulgaria, I was
living on an average of 4 hours of sleep per night, but I'm trying to get a
little more sleep again now. We have four more weeks in school before the
Christmas break, with lots of papers and tests. By the way, I will be in the
US for Christmas, but would love to see anyone who'd invite me ;-)
Finally, I have completed my latest paper newsletter and will be sending it
out soon. If you've never received a copy and would like to get one, write me
your mailing address.
May our heavenly
Father fill you with all His riches in glory!
of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance. (Ps 2:8)
Mag. Claudia R. Wintoch
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