Awaken 941 Prophetic History

Hey my friend! Thank you for stopping by to read this!

As you know, each and every one of us should always base our entire life and ministry on the written Word of God and not on prophecies, visions or experiences. As it relates to what we do, we all clearly have the authorization and the mandate from the Word of God to evangelize, so for that reason- we do it!

However, in addition to the written Word of God, The Lord will often give additional prophetic encouragements to help strengthen His people against spiritual and natural opposition- so they don’t quit in the pursuit of fulfilling the written Word.

This is why Paul said to Timothy:

“This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight”

1 Timothy 1:18

I’ll be honest with you too- if I hadn’t had so many clear and direct prophetic words, confirmations and encouragements regarding this ministry, I don’t think I would have had the faith and the resolve to do 12 outreaches a month, every month for years.

Being that is the case, I wanted to outline some of them in written form, to not only give myself more encouragement for the days ahead, but to also encourage you. So…below is a succinct outline of some of the prophetic words, experiences, confirmations and encouragements the Lord has given me over the years that has proven to me that He has called me to this ministry.

I hope it blesses, encourages, and strengthens you for the days to come.

“But the one who prophesies speaks to people for edification, exhortation, and consolation.”

1 Corinthians 14:3

Let’s start at the beginning…

On Easter Sunday 2006 (4/16/06)- I was on the 3rd day of a 3-day cocaine binge, and I was at Holmes Beach at 6am looking for a woman to commit adultery with. Rather than finding that, I found a bunch of Christians having an Easter sunrise service. Although they weren’t “evangelizing”, their presence there was what God used to reach me. It’s a pretty powerful story and was even featured in a local Christian newspaper. I included a screenshot of it below:

Years later, after I began doing ministry on the beach, I realized that God had used this unique way of reaching me as a sign of how I would later be used to reach people- by taking the Presence of Jesus into public places. Also worth noting about this story is that although I had a life changing encounter with the Lord on the beach that day, I never spoke to the people having the meeting at all. They won’t know what their simple “yes” to the Lord meant to me or to the Kingdom of God until we get to heaven. What a great reminder of how much God uses our “yes” every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in ways that we won’t fully understand until we get to heaven.

Sunday 12/28/2008– My friend Hugo called me and asked me if I wanted to go to Siesta Beach that night to evangelize at the Drum Circle. It was the first time I had gone out to intentionally evangelize anyone anywhere and it was AMAZING! It felt like God’s Spirit was being poured out everywhere. People were so open to the Lord, and I got to pray for close to 20 young people, mainly men. I had never seen anything like what I saw that night. It was so exhilarating that after a short while- I was hooked!

Later that evening, I stood in the parking lot and the Lord began to show me powerful visions. I had a vision of public worship happening on the beach and other places. I had a vision of people praying in a circle in various public places (the most notable place I saw this was at Wal-Mart, which will make more sense a little later), and I saw a vision of a van with the words “Hope Dealers” printed on the side. I had never heard that phrase before and I thought it sounded really cool. I even bought the domain name shortly after!

As I meditated on these visions, the first one really captivated me. I thought to myself “how could I possibly bring worship music into public places?” This was before the days of bluetooth speakers (not invented until 2010), so the only thing I could think of was to open my car doors and blast worship music from my Honda Accord. So that’s what I did! That night I stood in the parking lot of Siesta Beach, and I played my music as loud as possible, with the doors open. I stood there with my arms raised, boldly demonstrating my love for Jesus in front of everyone and it too was very exhilarating.

When I went home that night, I felt so invigorated, so empowered, and so mightily used by God. It was honestly one of the most exciting nights of my entire life up to that point. Sadly though, due to having an unequal yoke in my first marriage, it would be the last time I did anything like that for 9 more years.

Tuesday 7/29/09- My wife and I went to an Encounter God Service at the local House of Prayer called the Engulf House of Prayer. I had driven by it a few times and been intrigued by the name, so I wanted to check it out. I had never been there before, and I didn’t know anyone there. The place was small and didn’t have a foyer, so when you walk in through the front door you are right in the prayer room. When we walked in, the Pastor saw us, and he came right up to us. Before he even said hi, he prophesied over me. He said “God is raising you up to be a voice. You are not going to be an echo anymore; you will be a voice (for Him).” He also told my wife that God would speak to her through dreams, which I already knew to be true. This made me more confident in his word over me.

That evening, as the Lord was stirring my heart with this Word, I felt the Him telling me that the day I got this Word (the 29th) was significant and that I should read Psalm 29. Well, turns out that Psalm 29 is all about the VOICE of the Lord. Here are just a few verses:

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters;
The God of glory thunders,
The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful,
The voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
Yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
And Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord hews out flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer to calve
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”

After reading this, I felt even more convinced that this Word was for me, but I had no idea what to do with it at the time.

Later that night, while still at the House of Prayer, I met someone that would one day be very instrumental in helping bring about the fulfillment of that Word- Monte Weaver. I knew meeting Monte was a God thing right away because we were both born in the exact same hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. I’ve never in my life met anyone who was born in the same hospital as me. Monte and I became good friends and kept in close contact from that point on.

From 2009-2016 nothing too noteworthy happened regarding prophetic confirmations. This was a time when I was mostly focused on my personal relationship with God, my family and my medical practice. Sadly, not always in that order. In fact, as time went on and I became more successful and known, the practice took a front seat to God and to my family. This led to my first wife finding other relationships on the side and ultimately leaving me to be with her now husband.

She told me that she wanted a divorce in July of 2016 and in October, when things were looking like they were beyond the point of no return, I took a trip to Denver Colorado and had the most profound and transformative encounter with the Lord that I had since my salvation. It is a very long and powerful story, but the summary is that He convicted me of my idolatrous lifestyle, and He gave me the sharpest rebuke He gives to the end times church. Revelation 3:15-17

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this: 15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 

He then gave me the encouragement and instruction that follows:

18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. 19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 21 He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

I was up all night that night repenting before the Lord. It was the most convicted I’ve ever felt since I got saved. I literally wanted to change EVERYTHING about my life and go as hard after Him and His Kingdom as I had after worldly success. And I did. Over the next few months, my heart was changing more and more, and I was getting closer and closer with God.

Wednesday 12/7/2016– In the evening while seeking God, all of a sudden, I felt Him lead me so strongly to Psalm 105. Then He gave me the last 3 verses and told me it was a prophecy-

And He brought forth His people with joy,
His chosen ones with a joyful shout.
44 He gave them also the lands of the nations,
That they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples’ labor,
45 So that they might keep His statutes
And observe His laws,
Praise the Lord!

I felt so strongly that God was telling me that this pertained to the American Church and that Trump’s election (which was just one month earlier) was the beginning of a new era of authority that he was giving to His people. Little did I know at the time that it was also a prophecy for me regarding how He would “give me” new territory through the ministry that was yet to be born or even thought of.

I also had no idea at the time that this was the first Psalm that David had sung in the Tabernacle and that it begins with instructions of what to do inside:

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.

At this point though, I still had no thoughts of serving God outside of my own ministry TO Him. He had made it very clear to me in Colorado that the reason I was cheated on by my wife was because I opened a door to the enemy by cheating on Him with idols. He also made it very clear to me that I could make Him feel loved and valued with my devotion, just like a wife could make her husband feel that way through hers. This motivated me to spend much more time with Him, but I still didn’t have a clear understanding of how to make this time more fruitful.

Sunday February 26th, 2017- While on my way to church, I was listening to a song called “You Made a Way” by Jesus Culture. It is a song about how Jesus made a way for us to enter the presence of God through His sacrifice. What a perfect song for Him to choose to use as a backdrop for the revelation he was about to release.

I was listening to this song on a CD, and I could see the elapsed time on my CD deck. When the song hit 30 seconds, I heard the Lord say so clearly “praise Me for 30 seconds and watch what happens.” I did as He said, and when I finished, I felt SO much closer to Him. Then I heard Him say “now pray in the Spirit for 30 seconds and see what happens.” I again did as He said, and by the end of that first minute I was feeling so fired up that I wanted to keep doing it. By the time I arrived at Church I had done 4 minutes of what God would later call “Interval Praying”, and boy did I feel the shift. I felt like I had just been baptized in revival fire and I knew that this was something really important.

Later that day as I sought the Lord about it, I felt like He challenged me by telling me to “tithe your breath.” What He meant was to aim to do this interval praying for 144 minutes a day, which is 10% of the day. At the point where I was at in my heart, I was willing to do anything for Him, so I gleefully signed up. Little did I know that it would change my entire relationship with God in the most amazing and beautiful ways.

Now, I’ll be honest, it was tough to hit 144 minutes every day, but I was always aiming at that. What it did though was it gave me a goal and an initial structure to my time with Him. As the weeks went on, I would also include in depth bible study during this time as well as various forms of fasting. It was a glorious time of my life and I felt so close to God all the time. This is why I had NO desire to have a girlfriend or to take on any responsibility that would cut into my time in the secret place. This is also when I truly saw David’s statement in Psalm 27:4 become my reality:

One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord
And to meditate in His temple.

During this time too, the Lord was really making clear to me the power of praise. He showed me that as the praise (and the prayers in the Spirit) left my mouth, that His Presence was in it (Psalm 22:3). He showed me also that the reason it made me feel so close to Him was because I was constantly inhaling and exhaling His Spirit. He gave me a parable and said that it was like “spiritual intercourse”. I know that may seem weird, but that is how He described it to me. He built on this revelation a lot over the next several years and looking back I realize that in addition to transforming my own relationship with him, He was also trying to drill down inside of me the same revelation that He gave David. If David didn’t fully understand the power of praise, there’s no way he would have spent the time and money to keep the Tabernacle going 24/7 with praise for 33 years straight.

Easter Saturday, April 15th, 2017- Every Easter since 2006, I have had an incredible amount of love, gratitude and zeal for Jesus come upon my heart, and in 2017, my first Easter since my reawakening, it was at an all-time high. Given this was the case, my friend Monte’s invitation to attend his “Church on the Beach” service at Siesta that night was a no brainer. In fact, I had been wanting to go for a while, so this felt like the perfect time.

A little history on Church on the Beach- In late 2015, the Lord had been really stirring on Monte’s heart to begin a Church service on Siesta Beach. One night, when he was out at the beach, he sat next to a man randomly on a park bench and after talking for a while and realizing he was also a believer, Monte told him about this desire. The man told him that he and his roommate, who was a former pastor, had been talking about the same thing for several months.

It’s a longer story, but not long after this, the three of them partnered up to form Church on the Beach, which began in January 2016. By the time I came in April of 2017, they had been going every week without fail and had been doing worship and praise as well as preaching right there in the pavilion.

When I arrived on Saturday 4/15, and I saw the praise and worship going on, I was immediately swept up in revival fire. I couldn’t stop dancing and shouting!! It was so fun! Then, as I was worshipping, all of a sudden it hit me. This was exactly what the Lord showed me in 2008 while I was on the beach! Public praise and worship! By the end of the night, I knew that I was supposed to join the group and serve with them.

April 20th- 23rd, 2017– Monte had made arrangements to go to our hometown Kansas City to take care of some family business and he asked me if I wanted to join. Since the tickets were dirt cheap and since I hadn’t been in a few years, I decided to go with him. Plus, since I had been SOO enjoying the time I was spending with God in my own prayer closet (which was a literal closet), I knew that spending some good quality time at The International House of Prayer would be a huge blessing.

On April 21st, I signed up for prophecy at IHOP and I was the last person to sign in. I was number 24. When she told me that I said, “oh that’s funny, because I was in the 24th row on the plane coming out here.” She ended up getting a powerful Word for me related to the number 24, which represents the priesthood in the Bible. She said that the Lord was calling me to a higher level of the priesthood than most and that I would minister to the Lord in a profound way. This was such a confirmation of what the Lord had been doing in me over the previous few months!

There was a man with her who was tag teaming, and his Word was that the Lord was calling me into service for Him that would include having spiritual authority over cities. He emphasized the Kingship of Jesus and how I was meant to rule with Him- not just in the millennial Kingdom, but also here on earth. I had no idea that this was actually prophesying the authority the Lord would later give us over these 3 locations and over every other place we minister.

I encourage you to listen to the entire 8-minute prophecy. You are part of it!

Click here-

After this, Monte and I decided to make a pilgrimage to the place of our birth- St. Lukes Hospital. Little did I know that God was about to speak to me even more.

God spoke many things to me while there, but I will just focus on these two. First off, when we went into the Chapel, we saw a daily devotional book that was on the table and opened. I decided to read the devotional that it was opened to, and it was “a form of commitment to Christian service”. I knew the Lord was speaking to me and letting me know that it was time to begin to serve Him outside the prayer room again.

Then, as we were leaving, I noticed the crucifix outside the door to the Chapel. I had never seen one like this before, but it was Jesus in His priestly robe wearing a King’s crown. This was depicting Jesus as both King and Priest, and I knew this was a confirmation of the prophecies that I had gotten hours earlier about God calling me as a king and a priest.

The next day, April 22nd, 2017, Monte and I went to the World War 1 Museum in Kansas City and the Lord spoke to me profoundly. We were in the room with many of the posters they used to help recruit people, and they said that 2 million people joined the army on day 1 of enrollment. The Lord told me while we were in there, “I’m raising up an army and you are meant to be part of it.” Here’s one of the posters.

I had no idea what this meant. I kept thinking- “What army? What war are they going to fight?” Of course, it all makes sense to me now but back then I was clueless.

When we got back to Florida, I was excited but also a bit perplexed. I didn’t know what God was going to do to bring these Words to pass, but I had tremendous excitement for where things were going.

Monday April 24th, 2017– On my way to The Front, I saw in the clouds what looked like a baby in the womb. It was so unusual, and I felt like it had to mean something. When I got to the Front, a friend of mine greeted me and as soon as I saw her shirt, I about lost it.

I had NEVER in my life seen that phrase anywhere else except in that vision I had on Siesta back in 2008. I immediately knew that God was beginning to birth something that was related to the vision He showed me that night. In addition to that, I also saw this on the wall.

I was excited to see what was going to come next!

Over the next 6 months, I served with the Church on the Beach group every week that I was in town. It was such a powerful time. Around October of that year though, the Lord began His process of transitioning. At first, the two other guys began to sense that the Lord wanted them to relocate to Cape Coral, where they lived. They had been making the drive up to Siesta every week and a door had just opened for them to minister on Saturdays at a public venue down there.

At the same time, Monte began to feel the Lord wanting him to branch off and focus primarily on the prayer circle portion of the service. Long story short, both of them came to a mutual understanding that the Lord was calling them to go their separate ways. At this point, Monte started the “Siesta Beach Prayer Circle” on Saturdays beginning in January of 2018. He also just happened to be working at Wal-Mart at the time, which I realized many months later was what God was showing me in the vision in 2008- a prayer circle happening at Wal-Mart.

Over the first two months of him doing it though (before I realized the connection to the vision), I must admit, I was not super excited about going to the beach just to pray for 30 minutes, so I hardly went. Looking back though, I can see now that the Lord needed those few months to deposit greater faith and boldness in me, so I’d be adequately prepared to start boldly preaching to the passerby’s every week from then on. It was so cool how He did it too.

Saturday January 13th, 2018- I was with about 120 people from all over Florida for a 3-day worship and fellowship getaway that was put on by The Front. It was held at Wekiwa Springs State Park. That morning, around 10am, I saw the most amazing healing miracle of my entire life. My friend Naya Toledo, who was born blind in one eye, was prayed over and instantly she could see. It was later medically verified and shared on national television on The 700 Club. I was actually standing next to her when it happened too, AND it was caught on camera.

Here’s her segment on 700 club:

Blind In One Eye, Now Miraculously Restored To Full Vision | God TV

Here’s the video of it happening:

After this, I could not stop sharing Jesus with everyone. And it was SO easy too, because all I had to do was tell them that I saw a woman born blind get her sight back and EVERYONE wanted to listen. It was seriously the greatest gift I could have ever been given as an evangelist. An enormous faith builder and a story that allowed me to preach Jesus with zero objections. God is so good!

Then, a few weeks later, (Sunday 2/4/18) the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, and I discovered that the team is full of Spirit filled Christians who use their platform for evangelism. This was so amazing to see! I also felt that the Lord was using this to get a message to His people that not only did He raise up the Philadelphia Eagles, but that he was also raising up a remnant “church of Philadelphia” (revelation 3:7) that holds the key of David.

 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:

Here’s a really cool 3-minute video about the Eagles faith. They even baptize in the team swimming pools and have prayer circles on and off the field!

A few weeks after this, I saw something that I NEVER thought would happen. The Gospel was preached all over mainstream media! On February 21st, 2018, Billy Graham went home to be with the Lord and for two solid weeks, the media was consumed with stories of his life and ministry. Conservative and liberal media outlets were showing pictures of his massive crusades, talking about his love for Jesus, and expressing the impact that he made on countless millions. It was incredible. Then he was honored in the US Capitol Rotunda by all of our political leaders and his funeral (which was really more of a crusade) was broadcast on national TV as well.

Here’s one of many segments that was done on him, this one is from ABC-

And I think this is so cool. Our President actually prayed a prayer at Billy’s memorial, that he also shared on Twitter. I never would have thought that just 6 weeks later, we would be an answer to this prayer that was prayed by the most powerful man on earth!

Many prophecies had gone forth throughout the years about a mantle/anointing for evangelism being poured out upon the body of Christ after Billy went to heaven, and how cool that even the President came into agreement with it.

Then, a few weeks later, On March 16th, 2018, another sign and wonder came. A gangster rapper that I used to listen to in my BC days released a Gospel album called “Bible of Love.”

I was SO blown away by this because Snoop actually used to rap about selling his soul to the devil! The coolest part of this was that when I told my 11-year-old son about it and played a few of the songs, he had a serious revival. For several months up to this point, my son was really struggling with his faith because of the divorce, and this just totally lit him back up for Jesus, which was such an encouragement. He even rededicated himself to Christ two weeks later.

Easter Saturday March 31st, 2018- I’m feeling bold at this point. I’ve seen mighty miracles and moves of God for several months, I’ve been telling people about Jesus way more than I ever have, and I really felt like there was something powerful happening in the Spirit realm. On Easter Saturday, I had just purchased a small speaker and microphone and I told Monte that I had an idea that I believed was from the Lord. I told him that we needed to combine worship and praise, with the preaching of the Gospel and then we can finish the meeting with the prayer circle. He bore witness to this, so that day we had our first “outreach” together and it was the beginning of the movement that we are still in today.

Here’s a pic from that first meeting:

God is so good!

So, this concludes part 1 of this prophetic history. I hope you’ve enjoyed and been encouraged by it! In part 2 I will talk a little bit about how God took this tiny outreach and morphed it into a local movement, how the Lord led us to our second and third locations, how He revealed that what we are doing is Biblical and prophetic (Acts 15, Isaiah 42, etc.), and how He ultimately led me to going more full time after this call.

Talk to you again soon! Keep fighting the good fight!!

Blessings and love!


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *