Terry Casales - December 4th, 2021
(Photo: Debbie Morgan_11-19-2021)
Beloved, God is still the miracle-working God. He is the Way Maker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness in every circumstance. He is our ever-present Help in trouble even before trouble hits. God is the Author of time and space and He sees the end from the beginning.
For the past 1 year and 10 months the Lord has been preparing my heart to step into my Kingdom assignment. For me this has been the latest leg of a long wilderness season. In June 2016, I was unaware that the Holy Spirit led me into the wilderness. As I made every effort to walk this out, I hit a lot of ups and downs. The Lord kept stripping away everything I had been carrying in my soul my entire life. A lot of the old mindsets of what I should do and what I should be according to the world system and to the people in my life imparted to me along the way were systematically being stripped away.
During this leg of my journey of discovery with the Lord, I learned how to depend 100% on Him. Everything in the core of my independent spirit fell by the wayside as I surrendered everything I was and that I had to the Lord. In 2017 the Lord let me to the International House of Prayer where I began to pursue Him during the night watch in the prayer room. The more time I spent with Him there leading up to May of that year, the more I realized that I knew “about” God but that I was not actually “in” relationship with Him.
I have always known in my heart that I had a high spiritual calling on my life since I rededicated my life to Jesus in April 1999, taking advantage of every opportunity to learn more about the Christian walk, about ministry and about the Word of God. I went through seminary, where I received a M.A. in Theological studies, and through other ministry training God presented along the way. In the past 22 years I also actively served the Lord in different ministries as part of worship teams and in media production, and yet I knew in my heart that there was more. I was no longer satisfied with learning about God through other pastors and ministry leaders. I became very hungry to hear the voice of God for myself like others who had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit were able to do. I knew in my heart there was more for me to discover with God and I wanted to discover it with Him directly, through an intimate relationship with Him in the secret place.
One Sunday morning my heart reached a point of desperation where I was beyond myself. I felt that I had hit a brick wall and I did not know how to get past it. No matter how hard I pursued God, there was still a disconnect. I asked a sister in Christ, a prayer warrior, if she would pray for me so that I could hear God’s voice for myself. The Lord used her to show me what it looked like to enter into the secret place and into that two-way conversation with God through fellowship with the Holy Spirit. I learned that I already possessed the key to enter in behind the veil, but I had not been taught how to use it to unlock the door and enter into God’s heart. That was the day I discovered the importance of keeping a journal — that it is recording my two-way conversation with my Abba. I learned very quickly that hearing the voice of God speak to my heart was the easiest and more organic thing a believer and follower of Jesus Christ can do because we were all created to hear the voice of our Heavenly Father speak to our hearts as Jesus did and that it is our Abba’s greatest desire for us to have that two-way relationship with Him.
Once I began to position my heart to hear His voice, I never looked back. The more I entered into fellowship with Him and into His Word, the more I got to know His heart and what He had to say about me and about Himself and His Kingdom. Every time He would speak a word over me, He would lead me to others who also hear His heart who would confirm every word He spoke to me. It was through receiving confirmation after confirmation over time that gave me the confidence and the discernment to know my Father’s voice from the voice of the enemy of my soul.
Before long, the Holy Spirit began to pour revelation into my spirit when I would open His Word. I continued to write everything He spoke to me down in my journal. Needless to say, I had no idea that He was preparing my heart to be His prophetic scribe — to be His mouthpiece to the body of Christ and to the nations.
In the spring of 2018 the Lord had me begin to write my first book based on what He had been revealing to me through research which began many years earlier. God had me research the world system that satan established to oppress and to enslave humanity, with the goal of keep us from discovering who we really are created to be in Christ as His new creations, being reconciled to God and adopted into His eternal Family.
Fast forward to February 2020. I was employed full-time and had very little discretionary time to continue working on the book God had commissioned me to write 4 years ago. I made the bold prayer to the Lord, “Lord, make a way” and He answered my prayer as I was let go of my work contract 4 days later! Two weeks after that, the pandemic hit with the global lockdowns. In this time of uncertainty and increased spiritual warfare, the Lord led me to begin building with Him, little by little, the foundation and the structure that would lead to The Roaring Scribe prophetic ministry which would speak life and encouragement to people who are not able to hear the voice of God for themselves. At the start of the pandemic, I initially went into every Christian zoom call I could find online, connecting with those who were ministering in the Christian community. The Lord showed me that this online landscape had been barely tapped into and that it is a great platform to be able to minister, to share the heart of God and to take the gospel to the nations. I found myself being ministered to and ministering to and encouraging others online on a regular basis. It was during this time that God led me to begin posting words He would give me from His heart to release on facebook, to create a ministry website for my blog posts and to create prophetic and devotional posts with Him on Instagram and other media platforms.
Recently I have been asking the Lord to show me miracles, signs and wonders first hand. In July of 2020, Jesus healed me from a sinus infection. In August 2021, Jesus healed me from the virus just shy of 3 weeks. And, 3 weeks ago, God showed up and saved me when my car hit a fully-grown male deer at 70mph on a highway where I walked away without a scratch. Up to that night I had been declaring and calling forth every dream and promise the Lord had ever made to me to become manifest in my life in Jesus’ name. It was the miracle our Abba performed that late night — where He saved my life — that removed all doubt and unbelief that I have had with regard to my Kingdom assignment and whether God will fulfill it in and through me.
I am currently facing a very strong financial need and I am believing for complete healing in my soul and in my body so that I can continue to grow this ministry and take the gospel to the nations for the glory of God, unhindered. I know the One who can make the impossible possible. I know the One who has given us the authority and the creative power to speak to the mountains and command them to move with His perfect faith and see them move in Jesus’ name. I know in my heart that God has called us to live the abundant life with nothing missing, nothing lacking and nothing broken as His sons and daughters. God continues to be good and faithful to provide everything I will ever need to accomplish everything He has called me to do to help advance His Kingdom on earth — to know Him and to make Him known and to share His love.
This has been a long wilderness season and I have seen God’s provision and goodness consistently displayed in my life and in the lives of those around me over and over again in very sudden and unexpected ways. God has provided for me in ways that seemed so impossible and I know that He loves us all with an everlasting love which never fails. I know what it is to see God make a way where there seems to be no way throughout my life, and, especially during this wilderness season.
I believe and I declare the Word of God and His promises that He will continue to create streams in the desert and that He will sustain us who seek Him first with our whole hearts and who are called according to His purpose. I know in my heart that He shall make us fruitful in the time of famine because He loves us and because He is faithful. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Nothing, absolutely nothing can stop God’s plans from being fulfilled in our lives. Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love! We were all created to walk with God throughout this life out of abiding in His love so that we can become a vessel of God’s love as Jesus was love on earth. We are all invited to partner with Holy Spirit as part of God’s Great Commission for the greatest harvest of souls the world will ever see.
I am now more determined than ever to continue to step into God’s Kingdom assignment for me to share His heart and His love on earth in Jesus’ name. Thank You Lord that You created us for such a time as this! Never doubt that God is who He says He is and He will do what He said He will do. Never doubt God's calling on your life. God is still God and there is no other! God still performs miracles!
For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. - 1 Corinthians 2:2 - NKJV
and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, - Ephesians 6:19 - NKJV
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. - Colossians 1:27 - NKJV
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; - Deuteronomy 7:9 - NKJV
“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. - Psalm 91:14 - NKJV
But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here. - John 14:31 - NKJV
I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. - John 17:23 - NKJV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28 - NKJV