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USING THE KEYS & OPENING DOORS

ON 02/22/2022

 

On Tuesday, February 22.22 we will come together to ask the Father to open up heaven’s doors over our nation. Let’s gather to worship and pray together on the Canadian Firewall at five different, strategic times. Everyone is welcome to join in, release faith and agree with us in prayer. Expect a powerful breakthrough.

Key of David in the Heart of the Nation: Shirley Hildebrant & Joe Campbell

9AM - 11AM (PT)   |   10AM - 12PM (MT)   |   11AM - 1PM (CT)   |   12PM - 2PM (ET)   |   1PM - 3PM (AT)  

Battle for Canada Intercession: Vicenza Enns

11AM (PT)   |   12PM (MT)   |   1PM (CT)   |   2PM (ET)   |   3PM (AT)  

 

First Nations Intercession: Kisa Macdonald 

12PM (PT)   |   1PM (MT)   |   2PM (CT)   |   3PM (ET)   |   4PM (AT)  

 

Using the Keys @ 2 on 2.22.22: Art Lucier 

1PM (PT)   |   2PM (MT)   |   3PM (CT)   |   4PM (ET)   |   5PM (AT)  

 

Open Doors: Art Lucier & Chris Biernacki 

5PM (PT)   |   6PM (MT)   |   7PM (CT)   |   8PM (ET)   |   9PM (AT)  

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Day 22 of 22   -  The Tamarisk and Cypress (Evergreen) Trees

There have been so many themes and surprising treasures from this time of fasting together. My heart is full of deep gratitude. Thank you for being on the journey. Thank you for leaning into His love for our nation. 

 

As we finish the last day of 22 for 22, the scripture that sings the loudest in my soul is Isaiah 55. God is faithful to fulfill His promises. His words do not come back to Him void.  All of the intercession poured out on the Firewall is a holy offering, a fragrance rising up to Heaven's throne. We are yet to see the fullness, and still believe in the promises. 

 

“For my thoughts about mercy are not like your thoughts,

    and my ways are different from yours.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
   so my ways and my thoughts are higher than yours.
“As the snow and rain that fall from heaven
   do not return until they have accomplished their purpose,
   soaking the earth and causing it to sprout with new life,
   providing seed to sow and bread to eat.
So also will be the word that I speak;
   it does not return to me unfulfilled.
   My word performs my purpose
   and fulfills the mission I sent it out to accomplish.”
For you will leave your exile with joy
   and be led home wrapped in peace.
   The mountains and hills in front of you will burst into singing
   and the trees of the field will applaud!
Cypress trees will flourish where there were only thorns
   and myrtle trees instead of nettles.
   These will stand as a testimony to Yahweh’s renown,
   everlasting signs that will not be cut off.

Isaiah 55:9-13 (TPT) 

 

Abraham planted an evergreen tree

 

After the birth of Isaac, Abraham entered into a covenant oath with Abimelech (Genesis 21). He did something to show his commitment to the oath: he planted an evergreen tree. 

 

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord [in prayer], the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33 (AMP). Beersheba was the place of 'the well of the oath' or 'well of the seven (ewe lambs offered)'. 

 

Isaac re-digs the well

 

The faithful promises of God carry on from one generation to the next. Isaac re-digs the same well of the oath at Beersheba: 

 

Then he went up from there to Beersheba. And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.” So he built an altar there and called on the name of the Lord, and he pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well. Genesis 26:23-25 (NKJV)

 

I am wondering about that tamarisk tree. Were it's strong boughs sweetly swaying in the wind, as the servants dug? Did Isaac know about the well because of the tree? Had Abraham told him to look for it, as a marker - like a cairn for a hiker? 

 

There is an open door

 

On February 11, 1948, a day before the outpouring that became known as the Latter Rain Movement, a young woman prophesied: "we are on the very verge of a great revival and all we have to do is open the door, and we could enter in."  George Hawtin then stood up and prayed: "Father, we do not know where the door is, or how to enter it." 

 

A few months ago, I had a dream where one of my spiritual fathers said to me "you are at the threshold, and the key to entering is the threshing floor".  The dream was an invitation - like Ruth or Gideon - to be found on the threshing floor, waiting for a kinsman redeemer and embracing a calling to awaken a nation. The key to open the door is humility, coming into repentance and rest at His feet. 

 

We have the keys 

 

He has placed the key on our shoulders. It is a key of intimacy, of worship - a deep adoration - like David. It is a key of humility, identity and authority that flows from a genuine love for the Father. As we pray, prophesy and persevere... the heavens begin to unlock. 

 

We can stand on the promises of God. He started a movement in one generation, which will be re-birthed in this generation. Like Isaac, we are re-discovering the promises that were given in a past generation. 

 

We can receive the blessing, and trust that He has not left us. He will finish what was started. He will open the heavens, and pour out - a holy, all consuming fire, again.  Even the trees of the field will rejoice. The new generation will prophesy, again: 

 

There is an open door, we only need to enter it. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 21 of 22   -  The Olive Trees

But I am like a flourishing olive tree, anointed in the house of God. I trust in the unending love of God; his passion toward me is forever and ever. Psalm 52:8 (TPT) 

 

As we come into the final 2 days of 22 for 22, there's a deeper anointing that is being released to the intercessors. I am praying that we become those who flourish, who bear good fruit and are found faithful in God's eyes. 

 

Two olive trees

 

Zechariah had an encounter with an angel of awakening. Prophetic intercessors often quote the words of Zechariah 4:6: "not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit". But there is a deeper mystery in his angelic encounter; if you read a little further in the same chapter, you'll find a description of two olive trees: 

 

Then I asked the angel, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lampstand?” Again I asked him, “What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?”

 

He replied, “Do you not know what these are?” 

“No, my lord,” I said. So he said, 

“These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth.” (Zechariah 4:11-14)

 

These same trees are referenced in the book of Revelation:

 

These two witnesses are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord God of the whole earth. If anyone attempts to harm them, fire will flow out of their mouths and consume their foes. All who seek to harm them will die in this way. Revelation 11:4-5 (TPT) 

 

The anointing (the Father's mark of favour, peace and holiness) is deeply rooted and strongly established, like olive trees that produce oil.  Like them, we are able to prosper in the Lord's presence, and abide in His loving protection. 

 

The raven and the dove 

 

The olive leaf is a sign of the Lord's mercy on the earth. 

 

After the flood, Noah sent out both a raven and a dove (Genesis 8:6-12). The raven did not find a place to rest. The dove then was sent out three times: on the second trip, the dove returned with an olive leaf in its beak. After another seven days, Noah left the ark, built an altar and brought a burnt offering. The Lord was pleased with the offering, and He said: 

 

"Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." (Genesis 8:21-22) 

 

We remember His kindness and mercy, His covenant blessings and promises. 

 

When the olive crop fails... 

 

Habakkuk exhorted Israel to continuously look to the Lord, and rejoice: 

 

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights. Habakkuk 3:17-19 

 

Even in our weakest moments - the place of failure and defeat - He is strong and able to bring us up higher. So, as you pursue His perfect will and love in your life, look not to your own resources, but look joyfully to Him. Father God has a deep, rich anointing for you to carry. 

 

Like the dove, seek out the resting place - and find your olive branch. 

 

Rest in His promises over you. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 20 of 22   -  The Fragrance of the Cedars and Apple Trees

Memories flood into our minds with certain smells: fresh coffee, warm apple pie, autumn leaves, spring rain, camp fires, etc.  Our prayers also carry a fragrance. King David wrote: "Let my prayer be counted as incense before You. The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering." (Psalm 141:2) 

 

How do our heart-felt petitions create a sweet aroma, a scent that moves the heart to remember? A pure heart that is sincerely devoted to Him, offered in humility. 

 

The altar of incense. 

 

Humility brings us into union with Jesus, the key to entering into intercession. There is a bowing low, a drawing closer in surrender. John E Thomas has created a helpful short clip about the place of purity, the place of offering our prayers. He emphasizes that in the holy temple a priest had to kneel down to offer a sweet incense: https://youtu.be/OxJFEI-KF_A

 

Purity in prayer creates an outpouring. In Revelation, we see a description of the golden bowls full of the prayers of the saints (Revelation 5) and later the incense of prayer offered (Revelation 8). There is a tipping point, a holy moment of pouring out and offering.  

 

Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. Revelation 8:3-4 

 

Make us white as snow.

 

Nearly five years ago, on May 25, 2017, Charlie Shamp prophesied that there would be a new holiness movement of prophetic intercession. He said that the new prayer movement would be marked, or birthed, with the sign and wonder of a Snow White Owl: https://www.destinyencounters.com/news/news/prophets-loft/a-new-prophetic-bird-is-being-birthed-in-the-earth

 

In the past two months, there have been very unusual sightings of the Snowy Owl on both the East and West coasts of Canada. Heather O'Driscoll started seeing these snow white birds in and around St. John's, Newfoundland. Others have reported snowy owl sightings on the other side of the nation in and around Victoria, British Columbia. We see this as a sign and wonder for the nation. The official provincial bird for Quebec is the snowy owl. 

 

My prayer is that we become pure in heart, humble and meek, open to His leading in every word or step. Where we have lost our way, He will find us. Where we have made mistakes and messes, He will make us white as snow. 

 

The fragrance of cedars, and apple trees

 

Hosea 14 is one of the most beautiful chapters of the Bible: "His beauty will be like the olive tree, and his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon". (Hosea 14:6). Here is a larger portion of scripture in the Message version:

 

“I will heal their waywardness.
   I will love them lavishly. My anger is played out.
I will make a fresh start with Israel.
   He’ll burst into bloom like a crocus in the spring.
He’ll put down deep oak tree roots,
   he’ll become a forest of oaks!
He’ll become splendid—like a giant sequoia,
   his fragrance like a grove of cedars!
Those who live near him will be blessed by him,
   be blessed and prosper like golden grain.
Everyone will be talking about them,
   spreading their fame as the vintage children of God.
Ephraim is finished with gods that are no-gods.
   From now on I’m the one who answers and satisfies him.
I am like a luxuriant fruit tree.
   Everything you need is to be found in me.”

- Hosea 14:4-8 (MSG)

 

I grew up near some of the largest cedar trees in the world. Cathedral Grove in the central region of Vancouver Island will take your breath away, covering vast regions from the heavy rain storms. There is a strength to their branches, a depth to their roots. And the smell... is a rich, thick fragrance. It lingers in every cedar cabin, or rafter.   

 

The Beloved speaks of a sweet, fruitful fragrance of lovers in the songs of Solomon:   

 

My beloved is to me the most fragrant apple tree— he stands above the sons of men. Sitting under his grace-shadow, I blossom in his shade, enjoying the sweet taste of his pleasant, delicious fruit, resting with delight where his glory never fades. Song of Songs 2:3 (TPT)

 

I thought of all this, as I walked the dog beside a snow-covered vineyard and apple tree orchard tonight. There is a sweetness to what is right, true and lovely. There is a sweet taste in true love. I can imagine the warm, summer breezes coming over that same snow-covered hill in a few months time. The beauty of expectation, the lingering of longer, sunnier days. It all creates a longing, a leaning in - a desire for more. I could hear Jesus whisper tonight: "everything you need is found in me". 

 

The scent of water 

 

In the book of Job, there is a passage that talks of the re-growth of a tree: 

 

For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its stump may die in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant. Job 14:7-9 (NKJV) 

 

Jesus called himself the living water. He prophesied that all who believe in him, who taste and drink of His love, will be bursting with living water (John 7:37-38). That living water brings us to life, and to love. During the 22 for 22 fast, I have felt a deep thirst for the living water, and a longing for the new wine. In the process of deeper devotion, there is a restoration, a leaning closer and bowing lower. 

 

There is a desire to love, more deeply and to hope again. 

 

May our hearts be pure, and always love Him.

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 19 of 22   -  The Wind in the Maple Trees

Blow Mighty Breath of God
Move upon this place
Blow mighty breath of God
Come move in power and grace

- Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture) 

 

At the beginning of the 22 for 22 fast, Rose Minde (one of our much-loved Firewall watchmen) was given 9 bottles of maple syrup. She sent me a picture of her sweet syrups. We both felt there was probably some kind of meaning - perhaps prophetic and definitely sweet -  for our nation, destined to carry healing to many nations. 

 

Rose is Dene First Nations. I love praying with her - and hearing the sincere beauty and genuine humility, embedded deep in the rhythms of her faith. 

 

Her prayers carry a sound, like wind in the maple trees. 

 

I am staying with a friend who lives on a ten acre orchard. This afternoon, I was looking out the window - at a very large, beautiful tree on a slight hill that goes down towards the rows of apple trees. She says to me: "That tree is called Guardian. It is a Silver Maple".  

 

It is a magnificent tree. Even with its barren winter branches... it's breath-taking. I can only imagine the fullness of its leaves, the changing colours through each of the other three seasons. And then she tells me that there's four more maple trees on the property: one more Silver Maple (named "Silverado"), one Deborah Maple, and two Manitoba Maples. 

 

Five Maple Trees... on ten acres... Well, I might be obsessed with Matthew 25 (the story of the five wise virgins...) but these five maple trees on ten acres have captured my attention. 

 

This morning on the Reset, Art Lucier read a prophetic word from Veronika West (September 25, 2019: https://www.hiskingdomprophecy.com/word-for-canada-a-leaf-will-fall/). It is worth reading... before I unpack the multiple meanings of these trees in the fields outside my window. 

 

Wind from the North... 

 

Ezekiel is the first prophet that comes to mind, when someone unexpectedly has a vision of a strong wind bringing transformation to our nation:

 

As I looked, I saw a stormy wind coming out of the north, a great cloud with fire flashing continually from it; and a brightness was around it, and in its core [there was] something like glowing [amber-colored] metal in the midst of the fire. Ezekiel 1:4 (AMP) 

 

Monday was an unusually cold, windy day. I took the dog for a walk - and we unexpectedly found a broken branch that had snapped off a maple tree. I dragged it back home, an heirloom for our wind-storm adventure. 

 

Is the Father speaking to our nation? 

What does this strong wind bring with it (besides cold weather from the North)? 

What angels are being assigned to us (Hebrews 1:7; Psalm 104:4)? 

What does Silver, Deborah and Manitoba signify in the spiritual realm?  

 

Our identity as a nation.

 

As I bring all of this into prayer, at the kitchen table... my heart leaps that the Father is really speaking into our identity, as a nation. He is speaking with kindness, humor and wisdom into the details of who we are and who we are becoming. 

 

It moves me to know that. The gentle feeling of His whispers of grace, the brooding of the Holy Spirit over our nation, stirs my hope. 

 

Deeper roots. Deeper prayer. Deeper love. 

 

There is a beautiful scripture that I have allowed the Holy Spirit to etch into the corners of my soul: Ephesians 3:14-21. I'll write out the first few verses (in the Passion Translation) here: 

 

So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on the earth. And I pray that he would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power. Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life. Ephesians 3:14-17 (TPT) 

 

We are called to be more deeply rooted and established in LOVE. 

 

Sappy, and sweet. 

 

I had an afternoon nap, and woke up looking again at that Silver Maple tree. I heard the Holy Spirit say "call the sap to flow in the veins of the tree". I didn't fully understand what I was hearing (still don't to be honest), but suddenly remembered being on a zoom call two weeks ago, with someone from the place where the most maple syrup is produced. 

 

So, I started to call the sap to flow, life to flow - in abundance and sweetness. I began to pray for weariness and hindrances to break off. I started to decree: 'the bitter will become sweet'... and like the olive oil flowing near Gethsemane, there will be a strong, sweetness flowing from the winter groves of Canada. Like Naomi, we will trust in His ways and rejoice when we receive the full restoration of a kinsman redeemer. 

 

Silver and gold... 

 

Silver is a sign of purity - and the purifying process. King David understood the importance of a pure heart (Psalm 73) and had to face the persecution from Saul as a refining process. He wrote: "the promises of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in a furnace and purified seven times." (Psalm 12:6) 

 

Near the gate called Beautiful, the Apostles Peter and John said boldly: "silver and gold we do not have, but what we have, in the Name of Jesus..." and stretching out their holy hands, a paralyzed man began to walk again (Acts 3:6)

 

Silver Maples speak to me of the purity in the promises of the Lord, and the beauty of the healing power given to us.  

 

Deborah 

 

Deborah was a female judge, and a mother in Israel. The book of Judges tells her story, and mentions that she made just decisions "under the palm tree" (Judges 4:5).

 

Deborah Maple speaks of the spirit of Justice, rooted in covenant. She is a mother in her nation, standing tall in splendor and flourishing in the land where she is planted. 

 

Manitoba  

 

Maple tree is mentioned in Genesis 30:37: "Then Jacob took branches of fresh poplar and almond and plane trees, and peeled white stripes in them, exposing the white in the branches." 

 

Jacob used the maple tree to help with mating sheep. Well then... that could be something to do with multiplying the blessings or the shepherd of an abundant flock. It speaks to me of blessings, the faithfulness of God from generation to generation. 

 

The two Manitoba Maples speak to me of the coming move of the Holy Spirit. As the wind blows across the prairies - so will the Lord breathe new life into the Bride. Like Jacob, the people who live in the 'heart of our nation' carry a birthright blessing, and will be brought into a covenant promise of prosperity.  

 

There is a peace that rests on these maple trees. Let the wind of His Spirit come. May His rest and presence be a holy habitation in this set-apart province (Ephesians 2:22). 

 

Beside the river... 

 

The prophet Jeremiah spoke of those who trust in the Lord as being like trees, planted beside a river: 

 

Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. 

 

For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters,

That spreads out its roots by the river;
And will not fear the heat when it comes;
But its leaves will be green and moist.
And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought
Nor stop bearing fruit. 

- Jeremiah 17:7-8 (AMP) 

 

And so, here I am... in awe at the display of His beauty displayed by five trees on a rural property in winter. My prayer is that the 22 for 22 fast becomes powerful and sweet, as we hit the final stretch. 

 

May we be planted, and able to put our roots down deep in love. 

 

On earth, as it is in heaven.

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 18 of 22   -  The Tree of Healing Leaves

I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest. John 12:24 (TPT) 

 

From death to life. 

 

One of our Highway 16 Firewall team has graduated to heaven. She was a spiritual mother. She was a Gitxsan woman. She carried the glory, and lived a beautiful life of intercession. Her prayers moved mountains, and brought many to the glorious love of Jesus. I walked closely with her over the past two years. I was with her when she received the cancer diagnosis. I wept with her, contended for her, and sought the Lord for her healing. So the grief hits hard. 

 

In the crossing over, there is a double portion. 

 

She stepped into glory at 10:20 am on January 18, 2022. The time and date of her death speaks to me of the double portion. The numbers 10 and 20. Of course 22 is double-twos. But also, the number 18. 

 

I have had a prophetic theme in my life of 9 + 9 for as long as I can remember. There are 9 fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22) and 9 gifts of the spirit (1 Corinthians 12). The priests who served at the altar wore robes with bells and pomegranates on the bottom - representing the gifts, and the fruit. We are to carry both - together. 

 

The promise of healing revival. 

 

On June 7, 2020, while on a prophetic intercession assignment in Kitimat, BC... the Lord woke me up at 2:22 am and said "look up the last publication of Aimee Semple MacPherson's magazine".  I went online and began to search. The last digital copy that I could find of the Bridal Call was published in June 1922. The title article of the magazine was "a mantle descending". She had written the article, describing the passing of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha. She wrote of a generation that would carry the double portion. 

 

Those who sow in tears...

 

As I wept over the article, written by a superhero in the faith, a seed of faith fell into my heart: a promise of healing revival. I heard the Holy Spirit clearly say this: "the mantle of Aimee Semple MacPherson is returning to Canada. There will be intense, tremendous warfare over it. You will see the fruit of intercession for it - marked by apostolic evangelism - healings, signs and wonders - and anointing that ushers in the glory. Many will be jealous over it and attempt to grasp it - but only the humble and truly called will be allowed to carry it."

 

As she dances...

 

As my friend dances on the streets of heaven, a faithful worshiper and mighty warrior for the kingdom... I am left alone in my kitchen, weeping over it all- still contending, still asking, still believing for the double portion.  How long will we need to pray, to persevere and keep pressing in? 

 

Aimee Semple MacPherson first experienced healing when she was an interning student in Chicago, Illinois. Her ankle was broken. William Durham prayed for her, and she felt electricity go through her painful foot. She stood up - fully healed - and she began dancing. 

 

She danced around the room. She kept on dancing, and saw countless miracles, multiplied through years of ministry. 

 

Those who hear... 

 

A few people have heard me speak about 'the return of Aimee's mantle to Canada'. I realize that it sounds a bit high and lofty. For some people, it might even sound 'off'. A few have openly criticized me for talking about it. 

 

I believe in what the prophets have said about a 'nameless and faceless' generation. I deeply value humility and holiness, obedience and love, authenticity and intimacy. I really don't want to perpetuate a celebrity culture around the anointing.

 

I just want to say "yes" ... 

 

Aimee never sought a healing revival. She sought the heart of a Bridegroom. She nearly died before fully surrendering to the Holy Spirit, and answering the divine call on her life. Her obedience and resilience brought thousands into the kingdom. 

 

We are called to intimacy. For each one of us, it looks different... but if you give Him your deepest "yes", then He will lead you into a life of faith. If you step out in faith, His Spirit will show you how to walk in healing, signs and wonders. 

 

And the leaves of the tree... 

 

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, flowing with water clear as crystal, continuously pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb. The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations. Revelations 22:1-2 (TPT). 

 

As I thank God for the life well lived, for my faithful friend...  I know she would want me to see that glorious healing river flowing from His throne. We stood in the K'san village (where the Bulkley River and Skeena River meet) together on May 2, 2020. We prayed together for a deep anointing to spring up in the land, for healing revival to come. 

 

I believe with all my heart that the promise of healing revival will come. But more than all that, I believe that He will come (Revelation 22:17). If we knock, ask and seek... He will open, answer and find. 

 

Beyond the veil 

 

We need eyes to see. As I write this, I pray for each of you to have unveiled hearts and the ability to both see and receive the unfailing love of God. He is glorious, and victorious. We are invited to draw near, and hear. There is a light in the darkness, and a spiritual sight beyond what we can see in the natural. There is a glorious inheritance, in the heavenly realms. 

 

I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light, until you experience the full revelation of the hope of his calling —that is, the wealth of God’s glorious inheritances that he finds in us, his holy ones! Ephesians 1:18 (TPT) 

 

So come, Lord Jesus... come... and heal us. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 17 of 22   -  The Dry & Fruitless Tree

Be imitators of God in everything you do, for then you will represent your Father as his beloved sons and daughters. And continue to walk surrendered to the extravagant love of Christ, for he surrendered his life as a sacrifice for us. His great love for us was pleasing to God, like an aroma of adoration—a sweet healing fragrance. Ephesians 5:1-2 (TPT) 

 

We are called to love. 

 

Are we able to love, if we do not really know His love? Jesus told his disciples to abide in His love:

 

I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest. The words I have spoken over you have already cleansed you. So you must remain in life-union with me, for I remain in life-union with you. For as a branch severed from the vine will not bear fruit, so your life will be fruitless unless you live your life intimately joined to mine. John 15:1-4 (TPT) 

 

Remain in His love. 

 

The key to understanding God's love is to simply remain connected, grafted into it. He described himself as 'the true vine'. He describes the Father as caring for us, by pruning us. He speaks of cleansing and remaining. And, he speaks a warning for those who don't: you will not bear fruit. 

 

The fruitless branches will dry up. 

 

Jesus cursed the fruitless fig tree (Mark 11:12-14), because despite being the season for figs, it remained fruitless. It carried only fig leaves, with no fruit. 

 

The fig leaf was what Adam and Eve used to hide their shame, and cover their sin. Jesus was speaking prophetically to dry up the areas of our lives where we have hidden from His love, hidden in the shadows. 

 

He will cut down the dry tree. 

 

This past autumn, Iris Waldner and I went to pray together at Louis Riel's grave in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The season was changing, into that crisp season where leaves fall and apple pies are warmed up. Before we went to pray, I asked her: who was St. Boniface, anyways? She didn't know. 

 

St. Boniface was an 8th Century Catholic evangelist who spread the gospel throughout Germany.  He did something, a prophetic act: he cut down a sacred oak tree. The ecclesiastical historians say the tree was being used for witchcraft, and idolatry. It was a pagan tree used for rituals and called the Oak of Jupiter.

 

As a prophetic act, St. Boniface cut down the old oak tree: "...and when in the strength of his steadfast heart he had cut the lower notch, there was present a great multitude of pagans, who in their souls were earnestly cursing the enemy of their gods. But when the fore side of the tree was notched only a little, suddenly the oak's vast bulk, driven by a blast from above, crashed to the ground, shivering its crown of branches as it fell; and, as if by the gracious compensation of the Most High, it was also burst into four parts, and four trunks of huge size, equal in length, were seen, unwrought by the brethren who stood by. At this sight the pagans who before had cursed now, on the contrary, believed, and blessed the Lord, and put away their former reviling."  (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donars_Oak/)

 

After St. Boniface cut down the tree, revival broke out in the region. 

 

As we pray, we need to allow Jesus to take an axe to the root of what is not bearing fruit in our lives. I believe (with all my heart) that as we yield to His majesty, and abide in His love, we will see a revival in our nation.  

 

The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:10 

 

It was spoken by the Prophets. 

 

That wild story reflects the prophet Ezekiel's words: 

 

All the trees of the field will know that I the LORD bring down the tall tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will fulfill it. - Ezekiel 17:24

 

It also reflects the prophet Jeremiah: 

 

“See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms,

To uproot and break down,

To destroy and to overthrow,

To build and to plant.” - Jeremiah 1:10 (AMP) 

 

Oaks of Righteousness are planted for His Glory.

 

The prophet Isaiah spoke also of a divine planting: that we would be mighty oaks of righteousness, displaying His glory: 

 

"The mighty Spirit of Lord Yahweh is wrapped around me because Yahweh has anointed me, as a messenger to preach good news to the poor. He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, “You are free,” and to tell prisoners, “Be free from your darkness.”

 

I am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh’s grace and a time of God’s recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness. Because of this, they will be known as Mighty Oaks of Righteousness, planted by Yahweh as a living display of his glory.  Isaiah 61:1-3 (TPT)

 

God will not allow man to touch His Glory.

 

Aaron and his sons were carefully instructed to prepare and carry what is holy (Numbers 4).  In 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 13,  a man dies after presumptuously reaching out and touching the ark. There was a holy process of sacrifice and worship that David needed to follow, a place of reverential awe and redemption. 

 

Likewise, as we pray for revival in our cities, regions, provinces and nations... we need to carefully follow the Lord's instructions, and not advance in pride or presumption. 

 

During this 22 for 22 fast, I have been listening to Bonnie Jones' daily devotions (available on YouTube here:https://www.youtube.com/user/BobJonesOfficial). Bonnie has been sharing from Isaiah 6:

 

In the year that King Uzziah died, I clearly saw the Lord. He was seated on his exalted throne, towering high above me. His long, flowing robe of splendor spread throughout the templet. Standing above him were the angels of flaming fire, each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces in reverence, with two wings they covered their feet, and with two wings they flew.And one called out to another, saying:

 

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, Commander of Angel Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!”

 

The thunderous voice of the fiery angels caused the foundations of the thresholds to tremble as the cloud of glory filled the temple! 

- Isaiah 6: 1-4 (TPT)

 

I believe we will see our nation receive a holy kiss, an outpouring of His Glory. 

 

He will receive ALL the Glory. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 16 of 22   -  Branch of the Almond Tree

Thirty-three years ago, the Lord began to speak to Bob Jones - about setting aside January 16 each year for a day of revelation. He began to gather a roundtable of trusted prophets.  He saw a branch in the desert of Lancaster, California - a branch blooming so white that it looked like snow. 

 

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18

 

The wilderness and dry land will be joyously glad! 

 

The desert will blossom like a rose and rejoice! Every dry and barren place will burst forth with abundant blossoms, dancing and spinning with delight! Lebanon’s lush splendor covers it, the magnificent beauty of Carmel and Sharon. My people will see the awesome glory of Yahweh, the beautiful grandeur of our God. Strengthen those who are discouraged. Energize those who feel defeated. (Isaiah 35:1-3 TPT) 

 

He will find you. 

 

There is something about the desert: a vast, unknown, wild and barren place. Jesus went there for forty days. The prophets hid there for years. David ran there. The Israelites wandered there. 

 

He will comfort you. 

 

Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me. Psalm 23:4 (AMP)

 

He will lead you. 

 

The almond branch signifies true priestly authority. It represents Aaron's rod, which bloomed and brought forth almonds (Numbers 17:8). It was a visible sign and wonder for all the Israelite tribes; it was a tangible mark of approval, a love note for the Levitical priesthood. 

 

You will bear fruit. 

 

The almond branch blooms before any other tree. It bears early, unusual fruit.  The almonds on Aaron's rod were supernatural fruit, found in the holy place of meeting. As we press into the final week of 22 for 22, I want to encourage those of you who have felt discouraged and defeated. If you are going through a crushing or barren season (which many of us are), hear this: you will bear fruit. 

 

'56 is back... 

 

Yesterday, I noticed these words: "'56 burgers are back" written on an A&W sign. I remembered the old story of William Branham preaching on January 16, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. He declared that the word "ichabod" was written over the church. He declared that (because of rampant competition, jealousy and pride in the church) there would be a 40 year period of barreness, a wilderness season where there would be a lack of signs and wonders. 

 

On January 16, 1994, Bob Jones called a prophetic roundtable. Four days later, on January 20, 1994, an unexpected outpouring of the Holy Spirit began in Toronto. Interesting enough, Randy Clark was a former baptist minister from St. Louis, a city where Branham launched his first healing ministry campaign. Two years later, the outpourings in Brownsville and Pensacola, Florida had begun. The "40 year" wilderness season had ended. 

 

God's love is greater. 

 

Yesterday, I also saw a young man in a black hoodie with the numbers 252 written in gold letters on both sides of the hood. I asked the Holy Spirit what the numbers signified. The gold spoke to me of the glory. 

 

As Jesus grew, so did his wisdom and maturity. The favor of men increased upon his life, for he was greatly loved by God. Luke 2:52 

 

I believe the young man in a hoodie was a sign and wonder to me of blessings and increase to come. But, the love of God is even greater. If we seek out man's approval, but ignore the instructions of the Father, then we have failed. If we seek the heart of the Father, even if we fall short in man's eyes, we will receive the fullness of His great love. 

 

Dear Fire Starter... 

 

An unknown (nameless and faceless) attendee said this on a late-night Firewall hour recently: "... for years I have had no passion and have lived in defeat. Just recently, I am seeing there is hope."

 

I might not ever be able to fully (or properly) express this here (on this temporary email/blog platform) but I will try. I think it is important to honestly recognize this truth: there are divinely appointed times and seasons for stewarding an outpouring - the Latter Rain, the Jesus People, the Toronto Blessing. The dry times in the meantime can feel like a heart-and-soul crushing defeat. In fact, I think those who are called to lead in revival struggle the most in the dry, empty times. 

 

But... when we feel those first embers of hope stirring, again... I feel the need to say to the one in the desert, the one who has deeply felt the crushing of that barren wilderness: take heart, because you will bear unusual, sweet fruit. You are a sign and wonder, marked with God's approval. 

 

And even more importantly, this is absolutely true:

 

You are greatly (immeasurably, unconditionally, eternally) loved. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 15 of 22   -  The Oil of the Midnight Hour

Maybe, this is divine Providence.  It is midnight. Two of my best friends are in the hospital beside the bed of her loving father. 

 

Yes, two of them. In the midst of this 22 for 22 fast, we are seeing a pattern of two's. It's not limited to numbers. God set in place the two witnesses, two trees in the garden, and of course... the seventy plus two who were sent out to travel the villages and towns with the glorious gospel: 

 

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Luke 10:1-3 (TPT) 

 

He is a witness to your deepest heart's cry. 

 

I am deeply aware of the ones who have lost those they love in these past four months. We have come around them - witnessing their tears, falling behind the glass rooms of the covid ward. We have poured out holy tongues and raised our voices in high praise. 

 

We contend and cry out for healing revival, and in that cry there is a deep sound of longing. In our heartbreak. there is alignment with a fresh desire for the Bridegroom. 

 

Go, buy oil.

 

When my coming draws near, heaven’s kingdom realm can be compared to ten maidens who took their oil lamps and went outside to meet the bridegroom and his bride. Five of them were foolish and ill-prepared, for they took no extra oil for their lamps. Five of them were wise, for they took flasks of olive oil with their lamps. Matthew 25:1-4 (TPT) 

 

Awaken to Him.  

 

When the bridegroom didn’t come when they expected, they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. Then suddenly, in the middle of the night, they were awakened by the shout ‘Get up! The bridegroom is here! Come out and have an encounter with him!’ So all the girls got up and trimmed their lamps.

Matthew 25:5-7 (TPT) 

 

Keep burning. 

 

He is coming soon. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 14 of 22   -  The Oil of the Widow

When I was 5 years old, my Mom gave her life to Jesus and fell madly in love with Him. She is a very talented professional actress. So, she taught me (and my younger siblings) the bible by getting me to act out the stories. I remember her saying "just think about what the woman at the well really felt".  And then there was that time we were acting out David, when he was dancing with the arc of the covenant (laundry basket) over our heads. It was a glorious celebration. 

 

Mom was raised by a mother who was a young widow. The loss of her father at 5 weeks old (in a car accident) created a dynamic of fear and grief in my grandmother's life. It was - and still is - a shadow that has hung over our family. But Jesus... the hope of glory. 

 

Her creative heart is a tremendous gift - to all of us. 

 

Elisha walked in the double portion. In 2 Kings 4:1-7, the story of the widow is told well. She cries out for help, and the prophet tells her to go and collect all the jars, all the empty vessels. He says: "do not gather just a few". She goes out to gather, not knowing what to expect. In my childhood, this act of gathering looked like pulling out the tupperware containers from the bottom shelf. In the life of that widow, the jars were more likely clay - heavy and more suitable for water or wine. 

 

Shut the door. Pour out the oil. 

 

Elisha says to her "shut the door behind you, and then pour into all the jars".  It is an act of simple obedience and faith, which brings abundance and increased provision - enough to pay off her debts. It is also a foreshadow to what Jesus says about both giving and prayer. It needs to be done in secret, behind closed doors: 

 

But whenever you pray, go into your innermost chamber and be alone with Father God, praying to him in secret. And your Father, who sees all you do, will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6 (TPT). 

 

Promises will be fulfilled. 

 

One of my favourite characters in the Bible is Anna. She was a widow. She lived and served as a prophetess in the sanctuary. Like Simeon, she witnessed the fulfillment of the promised Messiah. Her story is found in Luke 2:36-38 (TPT): 

 

A prophetess named Anna was also in the temple court that day. She was from the tribe of Asher and the daughter of Phanuel. Anna was an aged widow who had been married only seven years before her husband passed away. After he died she chose to worship God in the temple continually. For the past eighty-four years she had been serving God with night-and-day prayer and fasting.

 

Night-and-day, Face-to-Face... 

 

Anna was the daughter of Phanuel, and one of the tribe of Asher. Phanuel means 'facing/the face of God'. She was a prophetic daughter of face-to-face encounters. Asher is a tribe that was known for its abundance, favour and rich oil. In Deuteronomy 33:24, Moses says this blessing over the tribe of Asher: “Most blessed of sons is Asher; let him be favored by his brothers, and let him bathe his feet in oil." (NIV)

 

As we seek the face of God, with night-and-day prayer and fasting, may we walk in the same blessing: highly favoured among our brothers (and sisters), with feet that carry the oil of healing, the oil of abundance. 

 

Find the secret place. 

 

My prayer this morning is that He leads you into the secret place, praying behind closed doors.  And when you get to that secret place... pour out. Yield to Him. Empty yourself as a vessel to be used as He pleases. 

 

He will pour into you. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 13 of 22   -  The Oil of the Royal Priesthood

On December 2, 2002, I had a dream that John Paul Jackson was standing in a wooded area, looking up at a large sycamore tree. He was shouting at the top of his lungs a scripture that I recognize and love: 

 

"For we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that will proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light..." 1 Peter 2:9 

 

I looked up in the sycamore tree and saw a woman sitting high up in the branches. Her body was like a very large serpent. She was seductive and sexual. She was hissing and cursing at John Paul. He just kept shouting that scripture. It felt like a storm, as she writhed in the top branches of the tree.  

 

And then she fell. 

 

Later that evening, I was standing face-to-face in the coffee room at our Vineyard church. John Paul was visiting, on a prophetic assignment with a mandate to call the Bride out of broken relationships and into bonds of blessing, a restored covenant. He was not feeling well. 

 

I shared my dream. 

 

John Paul's blue eagle eyes looked sharply and then tenderly at me. I still remember that look... and then the tears that came. He bore the responsibility to intercede for us: a royal priesthood, a holy nation. 

 

Eighteen years later... 

 

On December 2, 2020, I was on the beach near Sidney, BC. I was seeking the Lord. I was longing to stay in His presence, and enjoying the sound of the waves and the warmth of the early morning light. He suddenly reminded me of that dream, from 18 years earlier. 

 

Later that day, I was on the BC Ferries (making my way from the island to Whistler BC). The ferry was called The Spirit of British Columbia. My dear friend Debbie Buxton (Director of Shekinah Glory House of Prayer in Terrace BC) called. She described a deep heartache over isolation, gossip, slander and strife that had come to steal away her spiritual daughter. There were accusations coming against the Bride, and whispers of Jezebel. 

 

I remembered that old dream. 

 

Pure creativity will open the door to royalty. 

 

On February 28, 2021... I was with a friend, who had been recently widowed. She had four little girls to raise on her own, and was feeling very overwhelmed. We went to look at a property for sale on the Skeena River, near Terrace BC. She was trying to make sense of her life, find a way forward and have some security in buying a piece of land by the river. 

 

As I prayed and walked the property... I felt the weight of uncertainty, loss and confusion of not knowing the future.  I went through the house with her and the owner. As I was putting my boots on, I noticed a painting beside the threshold of the outside door. 

 

It was exactly the picture of the woman in my dream.  I stood there, stunned. I lingered at the threshold and prayed in tongues. And then the questions came: "um... What is this? What do I do with this, Abba?" 

 

Step over the threshold. 

 

A supernatural peace came over me. I looked up and simply stepped forward, over the threshold into the snow and sunshine. 

 

That simple moment of moving forward, also moved me to contend for something. I began to pray for the royal priesthood, the people set apart as His chosen ones. 

 

I can not see your life circumstances or even know the rhythm of your heart's cry. God does tho. He knows. He sees. He hears. 

 

Step over the threshold. Move forward. 

 

Pray the Word

 

There is incredible power in simply reading and praying the scriptures. As we contend for the breakthrough and anointing that will cause Jezebel to fall, it is crucial that we continue to pray, sing, shout, meditate, and decree the Word of the Lord. 

 

He speaks so beautifully when we go deep into the Word. Two of my "life verses" came up today: Hebrews 13.13. Psalm 113:9.

 

Flowing Oil...

 

Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing - over and over poured out.

For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore you. Songs 1:3 (Passion Translation) 

 

How truly wonderful and delightful it is to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity! 

 

It’s as precious as the sacred scented oil
   flowing from the head of the high priest Aaron,
   dripping down upon his beard and running all the way down
   to the hem of his priestly robes.

 

 This harmony can be compared to the dew
   dripping from Mount Hermon,
   which flows down upon the hills of Zion.
   Indeed, that is where Yahweh has decreed his blessings
   will be found, the promise of life forevermore!

 

Psalm 133: 1-3 (The Passion Translation)

 

His face is towards you, as you pray. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 12 of 22   -  The Oil of the Alabaster Jar

Like oil upon Your feet

Like wine for You to drink
Like water from my heart
I pour my love on You
If praise is like perfume
I lavish mine on You
Till every drop is gone
I pour my love on You

- Misty Edwards 

 

It will cost you something. 

 

David said:"I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing." He purchased the threshing floor and oxen for fifty shekels of silver.  (2 Samuel 24:24, AMP) 

 

The woman broke the alabaster jar and poured out the pure nard, a very expensive perfume (Mark 14). She was anointing and preparing him. Jesus was about to go through a brutal death and burial. How much did she know? Was the extravagant act done with blind trust, simple obedience to a whisper of faith? Or, did she already know: did she foresee the cost of what he was about to do?

 

What she gave was for Him, not anyone else. 

 

Jesus paid the highest price, a redeeming sacrifice. 

 

He paid the cost. It was an act of obedience, and heart alignment to the Father. He understood the value of a worthy offering. Like Abel, what we bring matters. There is something sweet in a pure-hearted offering. 

 

Isaiah 53:5 says that "in His wounding, we have found our healing".  

 

Find the treasure. Buy the field. 

 

At the beginning of 22 for 22, Steve Holmstrom spoke about having the faith to purchase the whole field. He was referring to what Jesus said in Matthew 13:44-46:

 

"Heaven's kingdom realm can be illustrated like this: a person discovered that there was hidden treasure in a field. Upon finding it, he hid it again. Because of uncovering such treasure, he was overjoyed and sold all that he possessed to buy the entire field just so he could have the treasure. 

 

Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. When he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it.”

 

Give everything. He is worth it. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 11 of 22   -  The Oil of Intercession

Woah, half way there. Woah, living on a prayer.

Take my hand, we'll make it I swear.

Woah, living on a prayer. - Bon Jovi 

 

First Love... 

 

My sister's first boyfriend is now a famous national poet. He was a completely love sick teenager, and spent a lot of time hanging out in our living room. He would gush about her, obsess over everything she said and constantly over-analyze her responses to him. 

 

A man of wonderful words, he still had a hard time making sense of his constant thoughts and deep feelings for my sister. Love does that to you. All your time gets somehow pulled into the unstoppable emotions, deep affections for someone. 

 

Love consumes you. 

 

In his devotional for Day of 11 in Consumed: 40 days of Fasting, Repentance & Rebirth, Dean Briggs writes about renewing your focus on Him (allowing yourself to run out of fancy words and pretenses) and just use your remaining time to authentically love Him. 

 

He writes that the goal is to empty yourself, in order to be filled up by His love. 

 

Love brims over. 

 

The oil of fragrant intercession fills the bowls of heaven. John the Revelator writes about it in the final book of the Bible: 

 

And when the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures saw the Lamb had taken the scroll, they fell facedown at the feet of the Lamb and worshiped him. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls brimming full of sweet fragrant incense—which are the prayers of God’s holy lovers. Revelation 5:8 (TPT)

 

It goes beyond words. 

 

We have to see it for ourselves. The love of God is extravagant, extraordinary and extreme. 

 

Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children. The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize him. 1 John 3:1 (TPT)

 

Like a Rose... 

 

Kathryn Kuhlman died at 1:13 a.m..on February 20, 1975.  The nurses on the cardiac ward reported that her room (and the entire hospital) was flooded with a strong fragrance of roses. It was a final sign and wonder that marked the life of an extravagant lover of God. 

 

Why a rose? 

 

Isaiah 35 speaks of the 'Rose of Sharon', blooming in the desert. Some theologians say that this is one of the names (metaphors) to describe Jesus, as the one who is barren becomes one who is blooming, in His love: "...the desert will blossom like a rose and rejoice!" (Isaiah 35:1 - TPT)

 

On the wild northwest coast of British Columbia is a very unique Tsimshian community called Lax Kw'alaams (https://laxkwalaams.ca/). I encourage you to read the history of this place: dig into the complicated history of the pioneer missionaries, including the Methodist revivalist, Thomas Crosby. 

 

What does Lax Kw'alaams mean?  The place of wild roses.  

 

Pray for the Inuit, Metis and First Peoples in your region. 

Pray for the Tsimshian.  

Pray for their neighbours: the Haida, Gitxsan, Nisga'a and Haisla. 

Pray for an all-consuming love, so those bowls will be full to overflowing. 

Pray for more fragrant oil.

 

Pour your heart out. 

 

See you on the 'wall. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 10 of 22   -  The Oil of Joy

On February 13, 1987 Karen Engel was walking down a street with her husband (Ron), mother (Kathe) and four-month old son (Daniel). It was a beautiful Friday evening, and the four of them were just leaving a worship service at the Kona YWAM base. Karen was 24 years old and her dream was to be a missionary, to reach the nations with the gospel. Her husband was an electrician. 

 

The young couple came to the YWAM base to volunteer their time and resources. Karen cared for the children. Ron did all the electrical wiring for the new GO Centre: a brand new international, apostolic hub. They were on fire and deeply committed to giving their lives for the gospel. 

 

In a moment, a drunk driver hit both Karen and Ron. Her body was found broken and bloodied in a ditch. She was flown by air-ambulance to a bigger island for better medical care. It looked like she was not going to make it. 

 

Dean Sherman, a well-known and well-loved international teacher on spiritual warfare, was at the YWAM base. He rallied the ekklesia. They contended for Karen's life through the night. She survived, but has since with a loss of mobility and feeling from the chest down. Ron has struggled with depression and anxiety. He was not prepared for all that comes with loving a paralyzed woman. Their children have never seen their mother walk, dance or swim. 

 

Jesus in the night. 

 

I am someone who tends to find beauty in everything. I spent a night praying for Karen earlier this week - middle of the night, surrounded by the barren, winter apple trees on her property. I kept thinking about how the winter will pass, and those same branches will bear abundant fruit. 

 

I love praying in the middle of the night. It is in the wee hours that I feel the weight of what we are called to, and the invitation to hear Jesus clearly. He seems to know a lot about trees and branches. Jesus said: 

 

“I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless." - John 15:5   

 

All who are weary... 

 

The weariness and heaviness, the grief and the loss is very real. I do not want to minimize anyone's suffering. I believe with all my heart that the holy spirit is pruning, refining and purifying His bride. There is a co-union in the suffering of Christ. 

 

But I also want to remind all of you of the words Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah: 

 

The mighty Spirit of Lord Yahweh is wrapped around me, because Ywahweh has anointed me as a messenger to preach good news to the poor. He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, "You are free," and to tell prisoners, "Be free from your darkness." I am sent  to announce a new season of Yahweh's grace and a time of God's recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn in Zion - to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness. Isaiah 61 (TPT)

 

Go deeper... and find the oil of joy

 

I am committed to dig deeper and co-labour with Jesus to see radical, extravagant healings.  I believe the oil of joy is ours, as we contend for miracles. 

 

Victory in the 9th

 

In about a month, it will be 35 years since the accident.  Isaiah 35 is the chapter that guides my Highway 16 Firewall team (Wednesdays, 1 to 3 am PT). And so... I feel the challenge. 

 

For 22 years, Karen was an intercessor at New Life in Kelowna, BC. She has been prayed for by the most anointed ministers - including well known prophets and evangelists. Revelation 22 is the chapter that marked years of renewal in the 90's. And so... I feel the need for breakthrough. 

 

I also feel the heavy weight. 

 

I asked the Father how to pray for my precious friend, and he said: "you need to believe for this. Believe in a sudden victory - it will be like winning on the bottom of the ninth". 

 

Just believe. 

 

Gathering the ekklesia... for such a time as this 

 

I am calling together the ekklesia of Canada to pray for radical healings. Karen was struck down by an injustice the day before Valentine's Day, the year before the spirit of prophecy was sovereignly poured out in Kelowna ('88 - see Stacey Campbell's book, Ecstatic Prophecy). 

 

We are gathering on the 'wall at 11 am PT every day, for the rest of the fast. 

 

Three simple steps to show up and press into His dream, for revival in Canada: 

1. Go to www.canadianfirewall.ca.

2. Click on the "Click to pray" icon. 

3. Enter your email and name. Zoom will add you to the Firewall as an attendee. 

 

Pray with us. Contend with us. Build with us. 

 

See you on the 'wall. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 9 of 22   -  The Key of Covenant

The gift of intercession is about friendship with God. Abraham was the first recorded intercessor in the bible. He interceded for the deliverance of his brother, out of a place of deep friendship - able to both contend and trust  (Genesis 19). 

 

Covenant matters. 

 

“What is really important: to prioritize our relationship with God, first of all, and then with those we love.” - Dutch Sheets, The Beginner's Guide to Intercessory Prayer

 

In Jewish wedding ceremonies, the newly married couple drinks a cup of wine and then shatters the glass. It is a symbolic, prophetic act - a declaration that relationships are fragile and the covenant needs to be protected. 

 

Unity and authority flow from love. 

 

But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace! He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ! Ephesians 2:4-6 (TPT)
 

As we head into the second week of the 22 for 22 fast, take your seat with Christ. There will be a deeper release of authority as you take steps to protect what is precious to God. Make a list of covenant relationships in your life and ask the Holy Spirit to show you how to honour these gifts, and protect them. 
 

Covenant establishes legacy. 
 

David Thompson (30 April 1770 – 10 February 1857) was known as the 'Stargazer'. He was married to a Métis/ Cree woman named Charlotte - for 57 years, the longest recorded marriage in pre-Confederation history. Together, this devoted couple raised 13 children and charted a path through the West, finding a safe passage over the Rockies and to the Pacific coast. They hiked together with their children over the Rockies, along an ancient path where the Kootenai and Blackfoot had long rivalled each other.

 

Pause for a moment and think about what that was like, in real life. 

 

As you step into the promises of a new year, new land, new beginnings... take stock of the key relationships in your life. Thank the Father for each one, and ask for strategies of how to protect them. 

 

Walk gently together. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 8 of 22   -  The Key of Restoration

And your people will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up and restore the age-old foundations [of buildings that have been laid waste]; You will be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. Isaiah 58:12 (Amplified)

 

A new team from the Eastgate House of Prayer has stepped into their place on the Firewall, and the spirit of intercession that rests on them is stunning. Mark Paquette released a word to them this morning about the restoration of old houses, the rebuilding of the places that have been worn out, broken down. There were some tears. 

 

He goes before us. 

 

In John 14, Jesus described the Father's house to his disciples as having many rooms. He goes before us, and prepares a place for each of us. 

 

My amazing Grandmother (who is 99 years old and still living independently) grew up in rural Saskatchewan (Spalding, near Naicam). She survived the Spanish Flu, Great Depression, WWII, the tragic loss of her first husband (my Grandpa) to a car accident, and 40 years in an abusive second marriage. We have talked often about what that place Jesus has prepared for her will be like - as all the years of earthly struggle and survival turn into a sweet, loving embrace from the Father. 

 

It will be bigger, and better than we know. 

 

He restores and opens the way.  

 

"...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." Psalm 23:3 

 

I am sitting at the kitchen table of a dear intercessor who was paralyzed in a car accident 34 years ago. As we talked late into the night about the gifts of faith, miracles and healing... the hope of heaven began to glimmer.

 

Jesus can fully restore. 

 

Jesus says He is the way, truth and life. Grandma says that the key to life is to always keep dancing. 

 

As I pour out my tears in the recognition of the deep sufferings of my paralyzed friend, my prayer is that we see all things made new. My deep cry is for the bride to rise up and dance again. 

 

Pray with me for that miracle. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 7 of 22   -  The Keys of Rest and Holiness

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:2-3 (TPT)

 

The word for 'rest' in Genesis 2:2 is a Hebrew word: sabat. There are layers of meanings to the consecration and sanctification of the sabbath. Many of you already know and recognize the key of honoring the holy day of rest.  

 

God cares for you. 

 

God has always cared for His people. The invitation to rest is also a recognition that He works all things together for your good (Romans 8:28). This worship clip from Jenh Johnson and Hunter Thompson expresses it well: https://youtu.be/akrIdj4cT1Q

 

Some have deeper understanding of what it means to be entering a year of rest, shmita. It is a time of release, of entering into awe and wonder that His ways are higher than man's ways. 

 

All things will be done in His timing and ways. 

 

As you rest, receive. 

 

On the Firewall, we have a holy habit of 'passing the baton with a blessing'. Each team prays for the next team, as they transfer over the 'wall to a new host. I find myself often praying the Aaronic blessing from Numbers 6:24:26 over the next team, when they come on. 

 

This morning, I am sitting in the armchair of a spiritual mother who was integral to planting several churches across the nation. She has sown in tears, and with her heart. I am praying from you here. So please, receive this blessing today:

 

The Lord bless you and  keep you. 

The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. 

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 

 

As you rest, bless. 

 

We have two hours on the Firewall that are dedicated to praying for and blessing Israel: 

 

Shabbat Shalom: Fridays at 6 pm PT/7 pm MT/8 pm CT/9 pm ET/10 pm AT. (see image attached) 

 

Heure pour Israel: Saturdays at 10 am PT/11 am MT/12 pm CT/1 pm ET/2 pm AT. (see image attached) 

 

Three simple steps to show up and press into His dream, for revival in Canada: 

 

1. Go to www.canadianfirewall.ca.

2. Click on the "Click to pray" icon. 

3. Enter your email and name. Zoom will add you to the Firewall as an attendee. 

 

See you on the 'wall. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 6 of 22   -  The Keys of Revelations

The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. If your heart is unclouded, the light floods in! Matthew 6:22 (TPT)

 

Jesus said that the eyes are the windows of the soul, the lamp of the body. If the eyes are clear, light can flow unhindered. Likewise, the early church apostles valued the 'eyes of the heart', and prayed for spiritual sight. Paul prayed for the church in Ephesus to have eyes that are flooded with light:

 

And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people), and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19 (Amplified Bible) 

 

Ask for eyes to see. 

 

Eagles have the clearest sight in the animal kingdom. They can see up to 8 times stronger (farther, deeper/longer) than humans. Wow.  

 

Art Lucier and Steve Holmstrom recorded an Eagle Eye Prophetic Perspectives about 22 for 22 on December 3, 2021. Their discussion involves a few stories about how the gifts of revelation work, with words of knowledge, words of wisdom, discernment and prophecy. Honestly, sometimes it all seems like an unsolvable riddle. Here is the link to their inspired talk about 22 for 22: https://youtu.be/Zf6UscgaFVI

 

Come up higher. 

 

The Father wants to show you new things in the heights and on the horizons. When you go up higher, you see further. 

 

Any mountain climber will agree with you: the ascent might be steep, but the view is usually worth it. Sometimes, you simply have to get up above your circumstances to sit in the heavenly places and abide in His love. The key to revelation is to pursue a deeper relationship. 

 

In Revelation 4, the apostle John wrote:

 

Then suddenly, after I wrote down these messages, I saw a portal open into the heavenly realm, and the same trumpet-voice I heard speaking with me at the beginning said, “Ascend into this realm! I want to reveal to you what must happen after this.” Revelation 4:1 (TPT)  

 

Answer the invitation. 

 

Our prayer for you today is that you have eyes to see what the Father is doing, and the grace to respond to His invitation. Ascend into His realm. Open the eyes of your heart to see His promises. We contend for a people who will have eyes to see, ears to hear, and the grace to walk it out. 

 

Bless you.

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 5 of 22   -  The Key of David

I will place upon his shoulders the key to the treasures of David’s palace. 

He will open doors that no one can shut, and he will shut doors that no one can open. 

Isaiah 22:22 (TPT)

 

Bill Olsen (Regional Director for BC) and Marc Brisbois both talked about something interesting on the RESET this morning. In different ways, these two intercessors spoke of surrendering their whole hearts. Marc spoke of yielding our entire heart, holding nothing back and surrendering everything in radical trust and obedience, like David. Bill spoke of stepping into identity, gifting and deliverance from jealousy or comparison. There was a lot more said, and many interesting layers to what we covered.  

 

If you missed the RESET (WEEK 80), or just need to see it again, you can watch the replay on the Canadian Firewall YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CanadianFirewall/playlists

 

We are contending for keys of the kingdom to be released.  

 

But these keys are not for 'just anybody'. 

God is looking for hearts that are truly surrendered and yielded to Him. Like David, are we willing to walk in His ways, bringing the glory to our regions His way (not our own). David said: "I know that you delight to set your truth deep in my spirit. So come into the hidden places of my heart and teach me wisdom." Psalm 51:6 (TPT) 

 

We need to prepare our hearts to receive. 

 

I received this in an email from an intercessor who has been joining us on the Firewall for the 22 for 22 fast: "I had something really special happen this morning.  The Lord had woken me up and I was meditating on His love and how it is so powerful that it destroys all demonic strongholds.  I had my eyes closed for a while.  I then saw a golden keyhole in the shape of a heart, and a hand with a golden key that went and put the key in the keyhole, and as the key went in and turned I heard the clicking sound of it, making the sound when a key unlocks a door, and at that same moment I felt that it was taking place in my chest."  

 

Allow the Father to unlock the hidden places of your heart. 

 

He wants to heal, deliver and anoint our broken hearts.

 

"He said: the Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer" - 2 Samuel 22:2 

 

God knows the issues of the heart. He was drawn to the heart of David.  He wants to give us the deeper things, the secrets of the heart of heaven, the treasures of the kingdom. Isaiah (and later Jesus) prophesied about the anointing to heal the broken hearted (Isaiah 61 and Luke 4:18-19). 

 

In 2006, Bob Jones ministered with Paul Keith Davis and Bobby Conner at Catch the Fire in Toronto. In one of the sessions, Bob Jones stood up and held out a broken silver key, which had been found on the floor. It was a prophetic sign and it applies to each of us. 

 

Bob Jones held up the broken, silver key and said: 

"Something kept drawing my attention today. The worship was really good. My attention was drawn to the floor, so I asked my brother to reach down and pick this up. This is a broken key. The Lord is going to replace this broken key. This key is silver, which means sanctification and redemption. This is really the entire thing that He has given me to do: to bring a key of relationship with Him again. You've got the key. Any time you want a relationship with your Daddy and your brother, you've got the key. The keys of the kingdom. And it's been broken, but it's to be replaced and given again to you, where you can open the door to him wherever you choose." 

 

You can watch the whole video here: https://youtu.be/i6G8sBHpsR4

 

We will continue to press in to hear His voice during this fast. You can email us at words@canadianfirewall.ca with any dreams, visions or scriptures that the Lord is releasing to you. 

 

We will be praying on the Firewall each day at 11 am PT/12 pm MT/1 pm CT/2 pm ET/3 pm AT.  Everyone is welcome to join. It takes just three simple steps: 

1. Go to www.canadianfirewall.ca.

2. Click on the "Click to pray" icon. 

3. Enter your email and name. Zoom will add you to the Firewall as an attendee. 

 

Bless you. 

Bless you.

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 4 of 22   -  The Key of Obedience

Obedience is the key of Intercession.

 

I have glorified you on the earth by faithfully doing everything you’ve told me to do. So my Father, restore me back to the glory that we shared together when we were face-to-face before the universe was created. John 17:4-5 (TPT)

 

Jesus prays continually for you.

 

So he is able to save fully from now throughout eternity, everyone who comes to God through him, because he lives to pray continually for them. Hebrews 7:25 (TPT)

 

When we spend time in prayer, restoration happens. 

 

God promises that all things will be made new.  What areas in your life need to be restored? Where have walls and gates fallen down in your family, community, church, province and nation?  

 

The gift of intercession allows us to see the realms of heaven and let go of the earthly, flesh-n-soul perspectives.  What is the Father wanting to restore to you? How can you simply obey His voice today? 

 

And he has taught you to let go of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old self-life, which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions. Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you. Ephesians 4:22-23 (TPT)

 

Cry the silent prayers. 

 

Hannah had a burden that came in a cry, and a whisper. Her words were not recognized, heard or understood. God's response to her intense intercessory prayer (that made no sense to anyone else) was a prophetic son who walked with integrity, wisdom and authority. Come to Him with your deep desires and honesty. Release the deep cry. Allow the whispers, tears and groans to surface.

 

He will restore us face-to-face. He is waiting to be found, in the secret place. We will see our nation changed, when we seek only Him.  

 

Cry a silent prayer that comes out of me, 

It's a mystery...

I dream that my voice is heard in the secret place
where I bare my face
Come wash over me 

Wash over me 'til I can't take any more

- David Ruis (Wash Over Me)

Bless you.

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 3 of 22   -  The Key of Brotherly Love

On February 14, 2003, Bob Jones prophesied about an Eagles Nest being established in Kelowna, BC. He described the need for each one called to stay in their ranks, to overcome offenses and bitterness, resentment and rejection. He called the wounded and weary ones to return to the place of their anointing and commissioning.  In the written transcripts of the word, he says: "And this is what he wants out of you, that you would begin to love as you can only hear when you love. Hearing comes by love, love brings forth faith, faith brings forth hearing. What he wants here is healers. Those will go forth and heal those that have been offended and those that have been offended need to repent... when you begin to love up here and become vessels of love instead of vessels of religion... you'll see the glory cloud come and stay." 

 

Note: if anyone would like a copy of the written transcript of Bob Jones' February 14 2003 prophetic word, please email us at: words@canadianfirewall.ca 

 

Bob Jones graduated to heaven, exactly 11 years after he released that prophetic word. He died on February 14, 2014. One of his life messages was a simple question: "did you learn to love?"  

 

It is a simple question, which we all need to ask ourselves. 

 

We are called to love. What did we learn? 

Proverbs 17:17 says: "A dear friend will love you no matter what, and a family sticks together through all kinds of trouble." 

1 Corinthians 16:14 says: "Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do."  

 

Love speaks what is true, and will sometimes cut to the quick. Honestly, prophets and intercessors have a common weakness: we often see what is not right in a situation. We can be blind to our own areas of woundedness, and the weakness/sins of the flesh tends to criticize, reject, judge or even condemn. Where have we done that? Can we honestly say we chose to love? No matter what? Did we stick through the trouble? 

 

Let's take some time today to repent for our lack of love. 

 

Love will unlock the glory, the treasures of heaven.  Love speaks the truth, and delights in what is right.  Love seeks to cover and correct - but not condemn.  Love will keep no record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13). 

 

Let's take some time today to ask the Father for the key of brotherly (and sisterly) love.

 

How truly wonderful and delightful it is 

to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity! 

It’s as precious as the sacred scented oil
flowing from the head of the high priest Aaron,
dripping down upon his beard and running all the way down
to the hem of his priestly robes.
This harmony can be compared to the dew
dripping from Mount Hermon,
which flows down upon the hills of Zion.
Indeed, that is where Yahweh has decreed his blessings
will be found, the promise of life forevermore!

Psalm 133:1-3

 

On January 1, 2022, Art Lucier talked about the injustice against the First Peoples. He mentioned that it was 133 years from 1885 (Lois Riel) to 2018 (North Battleford). If you have not watched the replay yet, please do: https://youtu.be/dsNiUmIbjOc

 

Bless you.

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 2 of 22   -  The Key of the Threshing Floor

"... God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, his dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!" - Ephesians 2:22 (Passion Translation) 

 

This 22 for 22 fast is an invitation to pursue intimacy, to cultivate a heart like David and to step through the threshold of the open door. We whole-heartedly believe that God will open a door for you, which no person can shut (Revelation 3 & 4). 

 

Last night, Art Lucier led us in a time of repentance. It was powerful and prayerful.  If you weren't on the 'wall and still want to catch it, watch the replay: here: https://www.facebook.com/art.lucier/videos/624506008769496

 

Steve Holmstrom also brought some real talk on "buying the whole field" in pursuit of the kingdom. So, watch to the end. 

 

Dream: the key of the threshing floor.

 

In mid-November, I had a dream that a spiritual father and prophetic voice to our nation was sitting in the entrance of a large home. He was larger-than-life and filled the doorway.  I was standing in the entrance-way/boot room. I felt very small, like a child. I was nervous, but also knew he loved me. He said “you have come to the threshold, and the key to entering in is the threshing floor”. 

 

It was a powerful dream. His words moved me. 

I began to pray “teach me how to go low”. 

I began to crave humility. 

 

Ruth laid down her life at the feet of her kinsman redeemer, on the threshing floor. Gideon was found threshing in a wine press, alone and afraid. 

 

The key is the threshing floor. It is the place where the wheat and chaff are separated. In the Father’s heart, it is also where daughters find redemption and sons embrace spiritual commissions. 

 

He is a loving Father. He wants us to enter. He is calling for those who will meet with Him, in the middle of the night. Will you meet with him, in the wine press of your hidden circumstances? 

 

Bring your whole heart to the threshing floor. 

 

Meet with Him. 

 

On Monday, we will begin to meet together on the 'wall at 11 am PT/12 pm MT/1 pm CT/ 2 pm ET/3 pm AT.  

 

Tammie Barker (Kitimat, BC) will be leading on Monday, January 3.22. 

 

See you on the 'wall. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0

Day 1 of 22   -  Welcome

Happy New Year!! Bonne Année!! 

 

Welcome to '22. 

 

We are glad you are joining in these 22 days of fasting and praying.  Here are four key things to know: 

 

1. There will be a two hour kick-off prayer meeting tonight on the Firewall, starting at 6 pm PT. Everyone is welcome. Just click on the ‘click to pray’ icon on our website (and zoom will bring you on as an attendee): www.canadianfirewall.ca 

 

2. We recommend that people always seek out medical advice before starting a water-only fast. There are many ways you can fast and pray.  Seek the Lord. Seek wisdom and good counsel from others. 

 

3. We did an Eagle Eye Prophetic Perspective yesterday, which talks about fasting. It will be broadcast on the Firewall at 5 pm PT. 

 

You can also watch it on Art Lucier’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/art.lucier/videos/714441552870555

 

4. For more information about the significance of ’22 and/or this particular fast, we recommend watching the Eagle Eye Prophetic Perspectives from December 3, 2021 (with Steve Holmstrom): https://youtu.be/Zf6UscgaFVI

 

May you find yourself wrapped in His deep peace and unfailing love, as you commit to seeking His face during these 22 for ’22. 

 

Bless you. See you tonight on the 'wall. 

Kisa Macdonald, Director

Canadian Firewall 2.0