God causes childbirth. You ask: “What does this mean?” The Lord often speaks to us in His Word using images: in regard to Christ and the Church He gives an image of relationship between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife. This mystery is great. He compares this union of husband and wife as the mystery of Christ and the Church.
This is the Song of Songs. It contains a special treasure. This is an image of what happens in marriage, in love between husband and wife, between Christ and the church. It is holy, it is pure. Marriage is holy, the bed is undefiled, if it is lawful before the Lord. Exposure before Him is an image of what happens in a spiritual sense. We must appear before Christ as we are. This happens in order to conceive and receive a new birth.


It is very important to be pregnant. God gives pregnancy, He brings to childbirth and gives birth. The Scripture speaks of Him as of the One Who causes birth. Childbirth can be caused only in one case - if there is pregnancy. There is a false pregnancy when it seems to a woman that she is pregnant. She feels queasy, she looks over emotional. I was once told of a sister who thought she was pregnant. She had no children for a long time, and her husband got very happy. And when it turned out that had been a false pregnancy, it was very strong wound for both of them.


In fact, churches should get pregnant. It must be a real thing. If there is a pregnancy, then God will surely bring it to childbirth. When a baby is already in the womb, it is also directed by God, and a moment comes when the mother can do nothing, because the baby is on the way to birth. One day he wakes up and thinks: “I'm leaving here! I want independence. It’s enough I eat what mom eats, It’s enough I eat after mom! ”
The baby begins to make its way, the process of formation takes place in it, so that it “cuts through” its own way. In Scripture, it is said even so: “the one opening the womb.”
Today I pray for our womb so that those who are being birthed will cut their way. My prayer is that the vision that God has laid in us breaks through our religion of fear, laziness and flesh. I want to call the One Who causes birth pains so that He awakens these babies in the womb and sets them free.


You see, phase by phase, we are going through the anatomy of childbirth, because it is all about a church that gives birth. The Lord said that the one who haven’t born will have more children, and He will do it Himself. Do not spare. Do not withhold. You, tossed with tempest, not comforted, will return to your Maker, your Husband. His Name is the Lord of hosts. You will no longer be ashamed. You will not be disgraced.


We don’t want external generally accepted trends. Any kind of form dries you out. This is all weaker than God. And we must arise. We must continue to give birth, become pregnant. We must deliver fruit to God. And therefore let the babies arise in our womb, let them open up our wombs, break through the way for themselves, channel through.


Learn to pray to the spiritual birth as a church. Learn not to sleep with your spirit, but to give birth, learn to walk with a tense spirit. Learn to move so that the One Causing childbirth is in your womb. This means that your womb will be strained, there will be constant pressure from the inside. Learn to pray to the birth pains.


Apostle Paul said: "I labor in birth." Paul lived in birth labors, as he said, "until Christ is formed in you." Scripture says that the king of Egypt gave an order to the midwives to murder baby boys when they were born to Hebrew women. “But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, and let the boys live” (Exodus 1:17).


And today devil wants to kill the anointed ones, because he is afraid. In the same way babies were killed when Jesus was born - boys under two years old, because Herod was afraid that Christ would rise. That is death to Satan. This is the spirit that kills boys, the spirit of Egypt, the spirit of Pharaoh. I want to call forth this dimension - discernment of devil's works. When we give birth, an attack is immediately there for us, this is Satan’s scheem.
God did good to the midwives because they spared the lives of babies, and the people multiplied and became very powerful. You see, amidst persecutions, amidst famine, amidst slavery, the people of God multiplied and grew stronger.


For this good works God did good to the midwives, He established their house. Imagine how these old ladies rejoiced that their houses were being established. What does “midwife” mean? These are bishops, those who baptize.


We need the anointing of midwives. I want to take delivery professionally - in the car, on the bus, even in the street - to take delivery everywhere. These midwives are prophets and apostles, pastors, evangelists and teachers. Each of them in his own way, provoke delivery and take delivery. But in general, their work is the ability to activate the spirit of awakening. What is it to provoke delivery? When a woman “overwalks” her timing, when a day or two, a week, two weeks pass by - but the delivery doesn’t take place, it already becomes dangerous. Anxiety increases.
Midwives have the ability to provoke child delivery, not with medication, not through manipulation, but through the release of activation of the spirit of awakening. The baby begins to break through - your vision begins to come alive and grow, begins to wake up, your dream gains wings, grows inside of you, movement begins in your spirit, contractions - this is a reaction to a growing baby. And when both of them are ready, contractions begin to seize the womb of the woman, and the baby begins to break through.


We all need midwives. We must receive this anointing, catch it in the spirit. I told you about this dimension. A season has recently begun in my life: I have not baptized anyone for a long time, for many years, because there are people who can baptize, I want to give place to young people who move in the ministry. But recently I have been baptizing people. And I am happy. It is such a pleasure to baptize people. This is amazing. I want to be a midwife. Today we must provoke the spirit of awakening. And these days I am provoking awakening. You see, I am intensifying contractions now. I am provoking contractions.


The Lord wants to give this dimension to the church today. Our anointing, our preaching, should provoke contractions. God uses these people. Through them He is the One causing childbirth. This is the dimension of the One causing child delivery. We must call forth childbirth in our cities and nations.


We recently arrived in the quiet Pamir. We visited different places, moving through this land. We love Pamiris. They are a very glorious people. I got love them and began to respect. They are our pure brothers and sisters, the Pamiris. We baptized sisters there. They also learned to blow shofar correctly and prophetically over the city, Khorog. Then we prayed and prophesied to this city.


A few days after we left we received a message. The president was going to come to the Pamir, as well as the man who is considered a prophet among them, he lives in Europe and helps his people a lot. So, the government gave two days for all national criminal authorities to “surrender” within two days. Along with that  all the students, women and children were asked to leave this city, because there was an opportunity of starting a war.
Our brothers wrote us asking to pray. We realized a movement was taking place. When we were still there at one event, the mayor arrived there, and the governor was supposed to. You see, all of this is the One Causing childbirth, these are contractions of the land He visits.


I remember when Jonathan from Malaysia came to us and said that a movement of nations would happen with us. He said everything would shift. I didn’t understand it to the end, because it has to be understood as a revelation. Today I understand these things more, I like the dimension of the One Causing childbirth, when the movement of muscles of nations, of humanity, begins, pains begin, convulsions begin, and shifting begins. This is the anointing of the One Causing childbirth.
What did we do in the new land? We blew shofar, proclaimed the government of God. That’s it. And today they are ordering criminal authorities to “surrender” within two days, and for women and children to leave the city. Do you understand? This is the dimension of the One Causing childbirth, and we come and call forth the childbirth. The movement of powers begins. Do you understand? This is the power of the Spirit. We need to gain this feeling. I stand before you. It is happening to you, and it is happening in my life. And we can do this if we move with God.


These midwives knew the art of how to take delivery. These were professionals. They looked into the eyes and immediately got it was the time! This is an Apostolic and prophetic ministry - to cause childbirth. Pray that you will have an anointing in your places - to cause childbirth. If you are supernatural people, a supernatural church, you cannot just live in peace. You will not have it all quiet. If you carry this dimension in yourself, you will have supernatural twists, anomalies will constantly occur. And we often see these anomalies happen with people and with the weather.


Recently I’ve been noticing that many things that happen when we arrive are not characteristic of this city or this place. This is happening for the first time. This is the anointing of the One Causing childbirth. Pray that you have this anointing of the midwives, who come, pat on your belly and say: “There now. That’s it, get ready. It's gonna be all right. Go". And the "opening the womb" is coming forth! Be it crawl or butterfly - just go ahead! This is the womb of the church.


This is the Bible. This is my Bible. It smells awakening! Beauty! Let's pray! Let the anointing of the One Causing childbirth come!


It often happens that we go up into the height of heaven, we stand in the third heaven, when the anointing is coming, the gift is moving, but then an hour, two, three, a day, two, three pass by - and nothing seems to have happened. We must learn to keep the dimension! You come out of sleep again, wake up again. Some of us may feel that way. Yesterday evening we had an amazing service, and now this dimension has come again, but you have to be a carrier of this. I did not walk out of it, I am still staying in it.


We see some people can remain, can stay in the movement of God. But others don’t have the strength to keep the awakening. We need to learn to dwell in the presence of God in our head, in our heart, in our spirit. Our language lets us in. It lets in who you are and where you dwell. I do not want to take the elevator and go to the basement. I have nothing to do there, I will leave the bad place. It cost me a lot to climb up high. Learn to keep your spirit alert and better keep silent. Hold your spirit and do not sustain many kinds of conversation at all. I simply do not respond, simply stay silent, because I tried to please people and went through disasters, break offs, losses, so I made up my mind – let people better be offended with me than I become robbed.

I feel that we need to learn to keep a dimension. If you receive a dimension just as a gift, for free, then you lose it just as easily the next day. So you live - from conference to conference. That's why nothing happens.
I watch how people behave after the meeting: they walk away and chat as if nothing has happened. Some allow themselves ridiculous jokes, and those who are weak-hearted support it instead of turning away. I want to preserve what the Lord gives. Some of us need to completely change, through a fast do a full "upgrade" if you want to be a reservoir. I don’t think that Ruth, who took six measures, lost it along the way. Boaz has poured her grain, but she is staring. He poured her more, she is staring. She still has room, she holds the hem. He is pouring more and more, hands already hurt; he pours another, the fourth measure. Already loin hurts, he pours the fifth measure - she is staring. And he pours her the sixth, no more room, and she carefully carries the given home.


Carry it to your home, do not lose your measure, hold the dimension, keep the tension of the spirit and the anointing!


Do you think it is so easy to cause delivery in your cities? All that is required of me is to be connected, to be constantly connected to Him, and He Himself will complete the work. He is the One who gives and He is the One who completes. How long should it take to become wise? Son, are you going to be wise? I am right now! I want to be with the wise, I want to be friends with the wise, I want to fellowship with the wise. I want my fellowship to be a pleasure, not tension. I have several people in my life with whom I enjoy fellowship. There are very few of them; mostly I have to serve others.


True fellowship is a heavenly garden. You enjoy it because you immediately enter the dimension of revelations, identifications. That is why it does not matter who your interlocutors are. The main thing is that they are connected with Him. That is why I do not “surround” myself with men, priests, ordained or experienced in years. It doesn't matter to me whether they are children, young people or adult sisters or brothers, as long as these are gifts. That is why gifts are around me, the gifts of God, pure, smokeless and mature. This is what I call the garden, where the fruits are ripe. This is my paradise. When this abides in your life, you will be well on this earth, because in this garden you spend your life. Keep this dimension.


Ruth walked night and day having not lost a single grain, she had to keep balance, to bring all six measures. And she did. There she knocks, the door opens. Naomi is in the door way. "Easy there!" She pours all she’s brought onto the bed. "Wow ..." This is the Divine Duet - Naomi and Ruth in a bundle, then the third one comes into the bundle - Boaz. And then David comes.


God is pushing for childbirth. Here is this tandem - three people: a baby - opening the womb, a vision and a revelation that is breaking forth for its incarnation. If God said the Word, it must become flesh, and this is a natural process, this is revelation breaking through to incarnation. It grows in the right heart. Revelation grows in good and pure conscience. This is the mother’s womb, this is our community, the community should be the womb of revelation. It breathes, it has a good tone, it keeps the seed in power, the womb is not loose, flabby and dead, but strong, young and powerful.

 

God gave the midwives, and the midwives are the Apostles and the prophets, calling forth delivery, stirring up the spirit of awakening. Wherever an apostle or a prophet comes, it begins to smell eternity there. Do you understand, there comes the smell of eternity? He immediately takes all people into the dimension of the Spirit: “Let's stop “chattering” about God, I’m not interested in pipes giving smoke in your city: of course, I’ll have tea with you, but when are we finally going to talk about the main thing?!"
Do you understand? Let's give birth! We need babies, babies we need! What’s the point in us chatting? Jesus is King! What you are pregnant with, that you’ll give birth to. Another thing I want to share is that we need to find the key to understanding your city, understanding the calling of your church in your city. What are megalopolises? These are personalities. They gather all sorts of people, there are illegal immigrants in these megalopolises, there are criminals, there are authorities, there are officials, there are secret services, there are executive, legislative authorities, there are, there are governmental workers, young people, there are children, there are disabled and old people, and all of them are worlds, they all live their lives. I'm talking about thousands, tens and hundreds thousands of people.


Do you understand? We cannot just sit in our little “community” and expect that the “fish” will come to us by itself us from various beautiful worlds. We sadly watch churches being reduced, and we lose people. It will not work this way because we are getting old. If you are not learning anything new every day you become less and less interesting as a person. If you are not tearing off your soul, not filling your spirit, not stretching it, you are an uninteresting person. I notice that in a fellowship of believers I have to be not myself, because I cannot release my inner world - people live in completely different things. If you do something new every day - you develop, you live, but if you do what you always do, and you know what you have always known, then you just live out your age, you are getting old, you are nearing death.


Who would want to go to such a church? To a gathering of boring, uninteresting, non-developing people?! - Only people whose life has come to end. No romance, no creativity, no life. What kind of life is it? Our cities are full of different peoples, social classes, they are all families, there are hundreds of thousands of them, there are marginal folks, but there are intelligentsia as well, and everyone equally needs salvation. But it is easier for churches to go to the marginals. But who will go to the intelligentsia?


We recently prayed for the Brahmins. Brahmins are a caste, which consider themselves priests, teachers in Hinduism. Brahmins believe that Christianity is the religion of the untouchable caste, because it is common in many third world countries. Why did we make Christianity the "religion of the untouchable"? - Because we do not develop. Christian art is of a very low level. It is mainly a carbon copy, someone's “downloaded song”.
This is a neglected spirit. We are sitting and waiting for people to come to us. We focus on one or two classes, instead of finding a key to different classes. We also focus on one gift and minister exclusively with it, forgetting that we actually need all the gifts. Reveal your gifts, loose them all, then the church will flourish. Open your buds and we will see the beauty of all the plants. Gifts will move what God has assigned you now for. Find the key to the growth of the Kingdom, and movement can begin in these cities. This will be the key, this will be the entrance point.


But some also say: "We are quitting the work of rehabs, now it’s too low for us." What have you made up with your head? You’ve got to be led by the Holy Spirit, and not invent a ministry for yourself. You have to listen to the voice of the Lord. Start seeking God so that you can hear, and not “lay out a deck of Christian cards.

 

Another key is discipleship. But what is the quality of genuine discipleship? Imagine I begin to raise the level of prayer of disciples up to two hours a day. I will motivate you, convince you that this is important. Then I “put pressure” on your conscience and say: “Let's pray!” And I will honestly pray myself. But only a few people will do it honestly. The rest of the people who say, “Amen!” have already “grown skilled”, in fact, they have been doing nothing for years and are not even going to. I have not convinced them, and even if I could convince you, you know that your flesh is stronger, so you’ve learned to live with guilty feeling and with the decision “I will lie”. Basically, nothing has happened. You will walk with the guilty feeling that you are not obeying your pastor, and although you believe that it is from God, but since you have learned to live with the guilty feeling, you will walk like that and feel guilty. The weaker ones will leave this church and find another one, because it is difficult to live with the guilty feeling all the time. The stronger ones who have already “grown skilled” will pretend that all is well with them. You understand. That’s our religious life. But if I take and choose out of you those in whom my heart is confident, even if it’s only 12 people, then we will agree specifically, eyes in the eyes, and we will begin to move in power.


Discipleship is key to obedience. We can bring quality into our churches through discipleship. Do you understand? I will take one, two, three - and we will separate, we will all sit down together and say: "Folks, let's head for the goal." First thing:  you do not lie, we need honesty. Secondly, if we have all agreed, but you disagree, speak right here, and don’t make your own decisions at home.
We will work our best. We will support each other. That’s it, we’ve agreed,  get going!
Think how this kind of a small group will do much more than a crowd of hypocrites. Therefore, I urge you today to start making disciples so that you transfer to discipleship. This is key.


Amazing beauty! Glory! Start discipleship in obedience, choose people for yourself, begin to honestly move with them. You will increase, accelerate.


Pulpit is a very dangerous thing. It's scary to lie here. Remove the pulpit and work without it, because we don’t need chatter, we need real works. This isn’t an apostolic church that stands behind the pulpit. Apostolic one works in the world, goes along with disciples. Choose your faithful disciples and start living honest, they should also be with disciples. There must be different generations in discipleship.
Aging, uninteresting, boring people, constantly defeated, constantly begging for mercy. Their ship is called "Mercy." Move to the ship "Favor”. Leave the decrepit ship and move. This is the glory of God. Let it be the “World Journey” ship, the “Long Voyage” ship, a beautiful frigate.


We had one miracle happen. The authorities of our city on a certain day, according to an old tradition, would give a symbolic key to the city to Neptune. But this year this tradition was canceled! Now on this day our round-the-world sailboat “Pallas” sails into the city. The key will no longer be in the hands of Leviathan! This is a sign, because God did it. Palladium is one of the varieties of gold, this element is more precious than gold. Gold is coming into the city! Praise Jesus!


At the time of Samuel, when someone went to ask from God, they would say so "let's go to the seer."
“Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of valor. He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people. Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul's father, were lost. So Kish said to his son Saul, "Take now with you one of the servants, and arise, go search for the donkeys." He passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them. When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant who was with him, "Come, and let us return, or else my father will cease to be concerned about the donkeys and will become anxious for us." He said to him, "Behold now, there is a man of God in this city, and the man is held in honor; all that he says surely comes true. Now let us go there, perhaps he can tell us about our journey on which we have set out." Then Saul said to his servant, "But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?" The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way." (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, "Come, and let us go to the seer"; for {he who is called} a prophet now was formerly called a seer.) Then Saul said to his servant, "Well said; come, let us go." So they went to the city where the man of God was. As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw water and said to them, "Is the seer here?" They answered them and said, "He is; see, he is ahead of you. Hurry now, for he has come into the city today, for the people have a sacrifice on the high place today. "As soon as you enter the city you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now therefore, go up for you will find him at once." So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the high place. God's Choice for King Now a day before Saul's coming, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel saying, "About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have regarded My people, because their cry has come to Me." When Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said to him, "Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people."  Then Saul approached Samuel in the gate and said, "Please tell me where the seer's house is.” Samuel answered Saul and said, "I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today; and in the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is on your mind. "As for your donkeys which were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father's household?" Saul replied, "Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me in this way?" Then Samuel took Saul and his servant and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who were invited, who were about thirty men. Samuel said to the cook, "Bring the portion that I gave you, concerning which I said to you, 'Set it aside.' Then the cook took up the leg with what was on it and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, "Here is what has been reserved! Set it before you and eat, because it has been kept for you until the appointed time, since I said I have invited the people." So Saul ate with Samuel that day. When they came down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof. And they arose early; and at daybreak Samuel called to Saul on the roof, saying, "Get up, that I may send you away." So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street. As they were going down to the edge of the city, Samuel said to Saul, "Say to the servant that he might go ahead of us and pass on, but you remain standing now, that I may proclaim the word of God to you." (1 Samuel 9: 1-27).


See how the servant turned out wiser than the master. We need to listen to those people from whom we do not expect to hear. There was a tradition in Israel: one was to give something to the man of God. The prophetic tradition was only being established; such people were not yet called prophets, but “seers”. Israel was only establishing prophetic traditions, because there was no Moses then, those were the times of judges. The people of Israel envied the foreign nations that they had a king, and wanted to join the prophetic and the administrative authority in person of the king.


So Israel chose a king for themselves. The Lord did not deprive this man of anointing, because the king was considered the anointed one, but he was more the "administrator."


Before the event when Saul was chosen, the movement of the Spirit had already begun. I am very interested in these things: how God's history and providence work. How important it is to recognize God's movement! The lost donkeys, it would seem, had been a damage, a harm. Do not reject damage. Do not reject unpleasant events of your life. Do not reject what you do not understand; it may be the door to miracles.
Saul followed the servant. Very interesting. A transition bridge or a season, the stage between the seers and the prophets. Many churches today are “stuck” in one place, they have that of a seer, but they have not come to the prophetic. It says here: "since that time the prophets began."


Today there is a big exaggeration in the Body of Christ, when the church is still in the early stage of the prophetic ministry, but it is already declared that this is an Apostle, and this is a prophet.
I have met some such people. I tell you honestly, I did not feel they were prophets, but they were ordained as prophets. Now they have begun to “ordain” for prophets. I have nothing against it. But to see dreams doesn’t mean to be a prophet, each of us can have a prophetic dimension. The bad thing is that there is an exaggeration that devalues ​​the meaning of the prophetic.


Today thousands of apostles and prophets have emerged in this world. You understand what I am talking about. But there is a good side as well. There is growing into maturity: from seer to prophet, through the reinforcement of the doctrine, through the prophetic schools that Elisha had. This is a blessing today to release the prophetic dimension. If we talk even about some structural things - about the growth of the church or about something else - the prophetic dimension is essential like air, because the Spirit of Jesus, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Every local church that moves in the Apostolic dimension and is willing to win this world for Christ, to fulfill God’s will, cannot avoid the prophetic dimension, it must enter the prophetic.

One catches in spirit that it is God talking to him now only through prophetic ministry. We are to understand the prophetic and we have already been empowered by the prophetic, because who is not empowered by the prophetic doesn’t understand the prophetic. Understanding of the prophetic, desiring the prophetic are the steps to possessing a measure of the prophetic dimension. I  want to pray that we reinforce this part and move from seer to prophet.

I read it once again: “for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer”. This transition from seer to prophet. Peter said, “We are the sons of the prophets”. Think of that! We are the sons of the prophets. And when he preached in Jerusalem, when the baptism of the Spirit happened, in the days of Pentecost, he said such words: “We are the sons of the prophets”. Paul said we can all prophesy one after another. Personal prophecy raises the value of the ministry.

True prophecy empowers. If you have received a personal prophesy you start walking with it, living with it. It is very important that there is the prophetic. You feel you are of great value because God gave you a prophecy. Therefore, it is important to make this transition from seer to prophet. May our churches enter this time of transition!

"House of Life" Church Association

Vladivostok, Russia