WINTER NEWSLETTER 2023Read Now
There is a place in time where God instructs us to let go of everything familiar and enter unknown territory. I have found myself in such a place; what about you? I have just ended a six-week sabbatical and a 40-day communion fast. I was not looking for direction or a word for 2023, I just needed healing and rest.
While at a prophetic gathering in Dallas, I surrendered to my need for the Helper to help me process loss, busyness, and my need for self-care. I had always loved sitting at the feet of Jesus and lavishing my love on Him, but this time was different. Jesus wanted to wash MY feet. The position felt unfamiliar and uncomfortable, so I found myself unplugging from most all ministry and choosing to stay at home, coffee in hand, snuggled securely on my sofa. It was an entirely new realm of obedience; doing nothing, and without guilt! I had no agenda and little by little, the silence highlighted the things I needed for transition into the new era. I also became very aware of my need for transparency and vulnerability as a prophetic minister.
Here are my takeaways as my identity became crystal clear.
I am reminded of a scene from The Chosen where Jesus rescues Peter from sinking in the sea during the storm. Peter was not looking for an assignment or a word. He fell into the arms of the Master and wept, “Jesus, never let me go,” was his cry. All he needed was security on his journey.
Don’t spend time rehashing memories and the need for security of the season behind. God is doing something so new; we can only see one step at a time. Trust Him wholeheartedly. Perhaps you need a sabbatical or a time of reflection. As yourself, “Who am I? What do I value? Is Jesus enough?” Come to the table of the Lord and find rest for your soul. The Lord IS your Shepherd, which means best friend in Hebrew.
Remember the importance this year of Psalm 23:
Yahweh is my best friend and my shepherd.
I always have more than enough.
He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love.
His tracks take me to an oasis of peace near the quiet brook of bliss.
That’s where He restores and revives my life.
He opens before me the right path.
And leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness.
So that I can bring honor to His name.
Even when Your path takes me through
The valley of deepest darkness,
Fear will never conquer me, for You already have!
Your authority is my strength and my peace.
The comfort of Your love takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely, for You are near.
You become my delicious feast.
Even when my enemies dare to fight.
You anoint me with the fragrance of Your Holy Spirit;
You give me all I can drink of you until my cup overflows.
So why would I fear the future?
Only goodness and tender love pursue me all the days of my life.
Then afterward, when my life is through,
I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!
I love you my partners and friends,
Thank you for being in prayer over the various areas of ministry Ruth is currently involved in:
Women on the Frontlines
Shiloh Global - Leader of Prophetic Intercession
For Such a Time as This (Abner Suarez) Daniel Company Prophetic Intercession Team
New Day High Point - Leader/Mentor for Prophetic Gatherings and Schools
Currently working on second book, Prophetic Dimensions”
I really sense God is bringing a major shift in how we do church and how we do life. Some of us are going to have to lay down even our gifts because it's not about words anymore, it's about impartation. Everything is going to happen in the atmosphere. There are going to be sovereign moves in the atmosphere. There is so much angelic activity that you can just sit in your chair, discern what's happening, and receive what you need. So, there's going to be a restraining of gifts, even vocal gifts. God alone can do it God; can do anything and that's His best. We've shifted into a new era. We're trying to discern what it is and it's God and God alone.
We have to surrender all the tools that we use, all the worship. I'm not saying we won't worship, I'm not saying we won't have gifts, but the primary way God is going to minister to His people is going to be so sovereign that it'll pull you into such a depth of intimacy and understanding of His heart that it will strip us of the need for attention, the need for affirmation, the need for anything but Jesus and Jesus alone. There are sovereign moves; there is sovereignty this morning, and everything that was said was the Lord. Trust me, I'm a prophet, but the Lord has silenced me these last few months and I was trying to discern in my heart what is going on. But you know, the more that we trust, the more we rest, the more we see.
I had a dream last night and people were coming over to me and they were prophesying over me and I said, “I don't need a prophetic word, I need impartation.” Impartation is the substance of the life of God that will resurrect every dead thing in us. I believe there are angelic hosts, there are so many angels. There are fire angels in the atmosphere, there are healing angels, there are glory angels in the atmosphere. COME LORD JESUS AND DO WHAT ONLY YOU ALONE CAN DO!!
WORD OF THE LORD TO RUTH FROM HOLY SPIRIT 9/17/22//RELEASE AT NEW DAY HIGH POINT 9/18/22Read Now
There are storm clouds brewing on the horizon. What will you do, how will you prepare, and what is important for you to protect? Up until now there have been wind gusts and small breezes enough to scatter but not enough to shatter your perception of what I’m doing in the earth. I warn My people: Clothe yourselves in grace and wash yourselves in fresh oil. Gather together for corporate wisdom and for revelation. Shakings will come. Are you prepared?
I shake the heavens and the earth. Only those who are rooted and planted and grounded in the knowledge of who I am without wavering shall ride out the storm. Gather the sheep, gather the children. Deposit My wisdom in their hearts. I raised up one remnant. There will be another shaking and yet another remnant. Be intentional. Ascend to the mountain of the Lord with a pure heart, not for expectation of gain whether it be monetary or personal fulfillment but because you hear My voice to come up here and I will show you things.
Not everything you see with your eyes is the reality of what I am doing. I have been purging My bride and I will continue to do so because I am jealous. I am a jealous God who watches over My people with tender care. We are living in an hour of sobriety, there is a dividing line. Who will stand on the Lord’s side? There’s a price to be paid and only those who have unwavering faith and who remain in the secret place out of site of man, not merely to gain positions or move in gifts, but because they know My wisdom. They have sat and have sought to discern the ways of God. My ways are certainly not your ways, and My thoughts are not yours.
I am very passionate about My people. I am very passionate about righteousness and holiness. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy but make no mistake, righteousness is a holy standard that only comes from purging and welcoming the fear of the Lord into your daily life as well as your public life. My glory will be poured out, not for selfish gain but that you would become the refuge in the days ahead. Peace comes at a price. Peace comes as you disengage from meaningless works and as you disengage from chaotic and negative conversations. Know the hearts of those that are close to you.
Joy is empowerment and strength. Even as Nehemiah had to battle against powers and principalities to complete the work, he had a revelation that joy would empower him to finish well. This is not a rebuke to the church but an admonishment to come close. Remain close to My breast. Friendship with Me is not as friendship is known in the world. Friendship with Me comes at a price. I don’t desire anymore sacrifices, just a broken and contrite heart. Holy Spirit is all you will ever need to empower you to live out in these days. I have a trusted people that have been strengthened through adversity and will help lead those who are as lost sheep. My glory is My glory, and no one can boast.
You have seen an outpouring, you have known My presence, and you have seen signs and wonders. But what will sustain you in the days ahead will be hiding the hiding place of God. Hide, remain hidden in your personal space, but go out into the world and represent the nurture and the care of God Almighty to those that will freely turn not out of fear but because My body represents me well.
I admonish you this day to strengthen one another, speak the truth in love, walk in holiness, stay powered by My presence, remain in My word, and you shall surely enter the land of Goshen.
SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2022Read Now
The Word of the Lord came to me to buckle up your bootstraps to take the remaining territory of injustices. This is not a war of words but of action. Arise gatekeepers! Watchmen watch!
Preachers preach rallies for people to recognize their spheres of authority. Just as Joshua could not look back, neither can you. The new era is upon us and although in the natural it may seem frightening and may create disillusionment in many, the Lord says, “Look and see what I have done! Your prayers, decrees, and cries for justice have been heard! I am not finished yet with this nation!”
I am reminded of Harriet Tubman who heard the voice of the Lord and became a front-line warrior to liberate hundreds of slaves. There is slavery still among my people in their minds and emotions, but I will raise up those who are not afraid and have ears to hear. I am releasing a great prophetic dimension and it is for those who will step in. Each one has an assignment, each one has a territory, and each one has a region to possess. Look around, this is not for the faint hearted nor only for those who have a microphone in their hand. It is for the totality of my body of believers.
Be encouraged, stand strong, and link arms; this is not for those who are isolated or remain independent of my body. Step into counsel, strategy, and teamwork. Continue to grow and move in love; the war is won through love, mercy, and truth. I trust those that trust me. God is releasing strategy rooms. Learn how to navigate between rest and responsibility. Every good warrior has been upfitted, healthy, and is sober minded. You will never go to bed all alone; look around and see the angel armies that I have released. Fear not and be strengthened by the power of my spirit. The new era has many surprises awaiting those that will listen, hear, and obey. We are positioned in the earth for this hour and in this hour, you are my trusted warriors.
As I close, please consider partnering with Impact Ministry on a monthly basis to help us accomplish all the Lord is bringing our way in this new era. Impact Ministry of the Triad is a 501(3)(c) ministry, so all gifts are tax deductible. You may set up recurrent giving through the website or you may make single donations also at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NU4UH3XU2QCWQ. Thank you for your consideration in coming alongside all God is doing in this season.
Blessings and love to you all,
WINTER NEWSLETTER 2022Read Now
What is God doing on the earth? How can I co-labor with the Lord to be an effective warrior in this hour?
Let’s begin by revisiting the word of the Lord. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void.” God spoke to the chaos. “Let there be light.” Genesis reveals that darkness was covering the earth. The creative spoken word set divine order into the earth.
Our greatest weapon is our voice! In this critical hour, some things remain the same. As you and I are endeavoring to be used of the Lord, let the church of God arise and decree and declare peace over the nations. Job 22:28 says, “You shall decree a thing and it shall be established.” A decree is an official order issued by a legal authority. All authority has been released to us, His bride (John 14:12). “For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Eph 2:10)
What shall we say? What shall we pray? First, “Ask of me, and I shall give you the nations as your inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth as your possession.” (Ps 2:8) Second, pray I the spirit (Rom 8:26). “The spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” I preached a message a month ago about our spirit language being critical in this hour. There is a fresh release of diverse tongues coming upon watchmen and intercessors. Our language, our voice (tongues) is like a rudder on a ship setting its course. (James 3:1-12) Prayer in the spirit is your greatest gift in these days! Use it!
Lastly, when you have a revelation of the goodness of God, your current perception of your existence makes sense! We have been positioned here on the earth at this time and for this hour. Esther’s arise! Watchmen watch! Sound the alarm! Let your voice bring the earth into divine alignment with heaven! To know the goodness of God is to understand His Glory. When Moses asked to see His Glory, God said, “I will make my goodness pass before you.”
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Hab 2:14) The goodness of God shall be revealed as we perceive, receive, and uphold the knowledge of God’s goodness, the people of the earth shall rejoice. Fear, terror, and desperation of world events shall be overshadowed by God’s goodness as we decree, pray with our spirit language, and release the goodness of our God. The onslaught of the enemy is to discredit the character of God. We are to speak forth with our authority and pray the same to see the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our God! (Rev 11:15)
I have personally consecrated 2022 to the ministry of prayer and intercession as my highest priority. Ask Holy Spirit what your assignment is in this key moment in history. History belongs to the intercessors!
CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER 2021Read Now
All is calm, all is bright. That’s what I keep hearing in my spirit lately. Silent night, holy night. The Christmas season is once again upon us. How are we? Let’s be honest; how are we REALLY? Is our spirit calm or is it nervous, stressed, fearful? Is our personal outlook bright or is the dark and eerie? Do we have that unsettled feeling and can’t put our finger on why?
Especially this Christmas there can be all kinds of reasons we may not feel very calm and bright. The busyness of the season can be the #1 reason. We want everything at Christmas to be perfect, whether it’s the gifts we buy for others, the food we serve, or the parties we attend. Sometimes we expect too much and then we’re disappointed. This year we’re once again still feeling the affects of the pandemic and that may have brought fear into our lives. Jobs may have been lost or even family and friends have been lost. No matter how much cocoa we drink and Hallmark movies we watch, we just can’t get into the True Spirit of Christmas. Where’s the joy? If you are not calm inside and your outlook isn’t bright, maybe it’s coming from inside us and not external circumstances at all.
It is SO easy to get distracted and this year has been one where the enemy has been hard at work bringing distractions. BUT JESUS!! We’re about to finish out this year 2020 and we’re still standing! We may be a little tattered and torn, but we made it to this season and Jesus came on that first silent and holy night so that we can stand and proclaim His goodness. He came that we may have life and live it abundantly. What love! What grace! What hope! Don’t rush through these glorious days celebrating the coming of Jesus. Soak up all of Jesus you can contain. Then we will spill over onto those desperately needing Him. May our hearts beat out of our chests as we experience His love; others will feel that heartbeat coming from us, and they want it too!
Let’s turn our hearts toward our Savior. If we’ve moved away, let’s return to our First Love. He loves us completely and came to bring us immeasurable love and joy. We see Him when we look at our children’s and grandchildren’s face as they laugh uncontrollably, and we find ourselves beginning to laugh along with them. They are so carefree and trusting. Oh, that we’d be like a child again. Even the busyness can be filled with joy! It’s all about perspective. Jesus is the reason for the season so let’s keep Him at the center of all we do, whether we’re baking, making lists, and checking them twice, running errands, or pondering all He has meant to us through this trying year. Let’s look at that glass of eggnog and say it is half full; or better yet, let’s say it’s completely full! Let’s decree and declare that the fear out in the streets will not cross over the threshold of our hearts and homes. Let’s not give it any legal entry. Let’s be intentional about being full of everything He came to bring…love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control! When we are fully full of Him, we can then spill over onto others who desperately need to know His love.
Impact Ministry prays you and yours know His complete love this Christmas; that you would be full of His love and grace. We pray that even in the difficulties you may be facing, He is your Strength and Great Comforter. Ruth and the team at Impact love you completely and pray blessings over you now and in the days ahead. For of His fullness, we have all received, and grace upon grace. “For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.” (John 1:16)
Also, Ruth asks that I share with you how very grateful she is for such an outpouring of love, intercession and support she has received in the days following Andy’s passing. She has felt it from all of you.
Much Love and Many Blessings,
FALL NEWSLETTER 2021Read Now
I was listening to the radio this week while on a drive and they announced it was the first day of fall! I had no idea because the summer has been a blur to me and the days and weeks have seemed to all run together!
Grace is a powerful thing and God’s presence even more so. Zoom has become my pulpit and home my workplace. Transitioning from busy days and nights to solitude and isolation has taught me many things about myself and the sustaining power of God.
Prophets and prophetic ministers live for the mountaintop experiences with God. We thrive as we ascend and see life through heaven’s perspective. Clarity brings understanding and joy fills our hearts. I have found in this homebound season that I vacillate between the mountains and the valleys. I have felt His presence, His grace, and His power in both places. Mornings I set out to retreat to my prayer room where the presence of the Lord is tangible. I could linger till evening if the duties of life were nonexistent. I am lost in His glory, and the earthen realm becomes distant and fading. But somewhere along the way I am beckoned by an urgent need, a physician’s report or an appointment that can’t wait. And so I shift, sometimes grudgingly, into servant mode.
Georgian Banov made a statement at our church years ago that profoundly impacted my life. He said of his own life and ministry, “God takes me to the highest places in Him so He can take me to the lowest places in the earth.” His purpose in life was to visit every garbage dump in the world. I believe in this season on the earth we to are learning how to appreciate both the high and the low places in God. We may not visit garbage dumps, but the impoverished are all around us, and some are in our own families. Some are in our once daily visitations with the Lord. Cancer came knocking at the door of my home, and my once daily visitations with the Lord became daily visits with oncologists and treatment centers. Yes, daily. My life was being redefined. The prophetic voice within me became silenced and I began to be surrounded by the medical community instead of the Body of Christ. I had to look to find the face of Jesus in ER visits.
Prophets are being redefined. We thrive in the Glory but are called to serve and to love unconditionally. Until we see him face to face, we will do so out of obligation rather than pure compassion. I used to think of myself as not having the gift of mercy. But life with God can take us down unexpected twists and turns to work His heart in us to become the mature sons and daughters we were called to be. So, mercy touched me. Now it is possible to go low and meet the needs of the broken around me with a willing and joyful heart! The needs on the earth are so great right now that unless we intentionally find our secret place and solitude in His presence, we will cave to frustration and anger.
So, in essence, the message I want to convey is this: Ascend to the high places while not discounting the value of the low places. Jesus walked among the people during the day while communing with the Father at night. Delight in the Glory yet stoop low to wash feet. Learn to appreciate the high places and the low places. Ascend and descend. We need both to understand the ways of God. One of the most fruitful ministry assignments I have ever had has been serving my husband during his darkest moments. And for you, my friends, as you aspire to minister, you will find your greatest assignments in the most unexpected places.
Blessings always and with much love,
P.S. I also want you to know that I am still serving as a leader in several ministries besides Impact Ministry of the Triad. I continue to be a co-leader in the Southeast Prophetic Network. I am on the leadership team of Women on the Frontlines, as well as Stacey Campbell’s Shiloh Company Mentorship Team. Thank you so much to my partners for your monthly support to Impact and the other ministries I am involved in and to all of you for your continued prayers for these ministries and especially for Andy and me during this difficult season. God is always faithful. I invite you to consider becoming a monthly partner with Impact Ministry of the Triad and you may do so at www.impactministrytriad.com and click “Donate.”
summer newsletter 2021Read Now
This is the word the Lord gave to me as I pondered what He was speaking on a recent morning in His presence.
In seasons of uncertainty, or the “presumed” silence of God, we are tempted to resolve situations and circumstances that we think need tending to out of our own presumption, impatience, or other reasons. These can be issues with ministry and family, direction needed, etc.
In the “waiting room” of God, it is precisely that, the waiting room. As waiting on the Lord can be unnerving and frustrating, it actually thrusts us into a room of faith, if we choose to rest during the process. In essence, waiting is the highest level of faith as we gaze upon the “one” who holds the answer. It engages us into wonder and anticipation that His resolution can be markedly different from our earthly perception.
Consider all the uncertainties 2020-2021 has brought with the election, the vaccine, mask or no mask; when will it all end? Will church reopen and when and what will it look like? All ministries came to a grinding halt. Now what? Bewilderment and frustration came knocking at our doors. Many felt ill-prepared for the season at hand.
I am reminded of Ex. 14:74 that says, “The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent. (NASB) Is. 40:31 says, “Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles.
And I love this beautiful scripture: “Now you are ready, my bride, to come with me as we climb the highest peaks together. Come with me through the archway of trust.” Song of Sol 4:8 (TPT)
Please keep my husband Andy and I in prayer as we face a cancer diagnosis with upcoming treatments. We are confident in the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness.
And my precious partners, please send me your prayer requests on the Facebook Mentoring Page. I want to see breakthrough in any area you have need; you are such a gift to my life.
SPRING NEWSLETTER 2021Read Now
PRING IS AWAKENING!!!
I have been stirred in my heart for many days now and want to share a word with you about this coming season. It has been almost a full year since the lockdown started. When it first began, the Lord began summoning people to intercede and stand in the gap. Millions responded. This was a sovereign call by the Spirit of God to raise up watchmen to pray for the nation and the nations of the earth. Little did we know the turmoil that was brewing on the horizon.
As much as we were unprepared and "surprised" by what transpired in 2020, so shall it be this coming spring. There is the fire of awakening in the land! I had a vision over the weekend where I saw the fire of God consuming people. These were the ones crying, "Here I am, send me." He was responding to their hearts of consecration.
Many are being called to extended times of fasting and prayer. These are the ones who are willing to pay the price and sacrifice their lives on the altar. They will not be distracted nor deterred by the lies of the enemy nor the voices of despair and discouragement. They don’t have the answers, but they become the answers. The earth is awaiting these burning, passionate ones. I sense the fire of God on me as I pen this word. Many of you are so passionate about souls, the sick, the broken and the backslider and you will be compelled by the love of God to pay the price. You will carry the torch, sound the alarm, and carry the fire of God!
"The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth.
Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, ‘There is change in the air.’
Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For NOW is the time to arise and come away with me.”
Song of Solomon 2:11-13 TPT
CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTERRead Now
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, even though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” (Ps. 46:1-7 NKJV)
In times of uncertainty, let us abandon the cares of this life by heeding the call of this Psalm, to come to the river of God. There alone is cleansing, refreshing, healing, rest, and so much more! It is our very sustenance in this hour. Stay fully immersed and allow the water of His word to wash over you. God is releasing an abundance of grace; there is more peace and joy awaiting you as you turn your eyes upon Jesus.
I am very, very grateful for the fruit that is springing forth in the Body of Christ. We have prayed more corporately and have come to see that the Kingdom of God is advancing through tenacity, strength and persistence. We are being called to remain positioned as citizens of heaven and warriors on the earth. These challenges have made us resolute in our faith and our concern for injustices all around us. Many of us have come to an understanding of our assignments and we are no longer living from church service to church service, but our hearts have begun to burn with a new passion for the harvest and the maturation of the saints.
I have been asking the Lord what is on His heart. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO STAND ON THE WALL! We will keep interceding for truth and justice in the nation and the nations of the earth. We will keep our eyes fixed upon Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. When we need refreshing, we remember the river of God! The invitation is always there!
My family, friends and partners, my desire this Christmas is that you will have a joyous holiday and for blessings to be upon each of your homes and loved ones. Let’s march into 2021 as worship warriors and see the goodness of the Lord!