It’s Not How You Start

I was lying in bed the other morning and I heard the spirit of the Lord speak to me saying, “It’s not how you start – it’s how you finish”.  And then I heard God say, “I want you to finish WELL!” 

In light of everything that has been  happening the last few days it seems like things are spiraling out of control.  But GOD IS IN CONTROL!  When the enemy comes in like a flood – the SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL RAISE UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM!

On Friday morning I was listening to the news when I heard about the horrible catastrophe at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  When sandy-hook-elementary-4a deranged young man forced his way into the school and killed 20 elementary school children (most of them were six years old) and six adults including the principal.  We all shook our heads and wondered when this will end. 

I have been involved with many programs over the last several years about some of these school shootings with my good friend, Dr. Bruce Porter, who was the pastor of the first victim at Columbine High School – Rachel Scott.  In fact, the first program I ever did on my program “Now is the Time” was about the Columbine School Shootings!   Over the years as we saw these catastrophes accumulate I continued to interview Bruce about them.  These include the attack on the Twin Towers (911), The Amish Shootings, the attack on the school in Beslan, Russia, and the Red Lake Minnesota shootings.  Bruce was there at all of these events to offer his prayers and condolences. 

The Lord is Saying to Us to Stay the Course

As we finish out this year the Lord is saying to us to “Stay the Course”.  The “Winds of Change” are here and we are going to see the Lord bring forth recovery and restitution to all that was lost. 

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It’s interesting to see what has transpired on the east coast the last month.  First of all Hurricane Sandy hits the East Coast and causes much devastation.  And now, a school by the name of “Sandy Hook” elementary in a town named “New Town” is hit by one of the worst acts of violence in years.  I don’t believe that this is a coincidence. 

The meaning of the name Sandy is: “defender of men, protector of mankind”. 

We know that the Bible says that the devil comes to “Steal, Kill and Destroy”.

But God has come to give us Life and to give it to us IN ABUNDANCE.

God is Our Defender and Protector

When the storms are coming at us from all around us – just know that God is going to be our defender and our protector.  These young lives at Sandy Hook Elementary will not be in vain.  Their blood is crying out and God is responding. 

They are in heaven with the Lord and praising God!  But there is a NEW WAVE OF GOD which is springing forth in the midst of these storms and tragedies.  God is with us!  We will not despair! 

This wave will bring in the next great harvest.  Many sons and daughters of the kingdom will come into the glory during the NEXT NEW WAVE. 

Don’t look back at where we started from.  Look at the finish line and know that there is a crown waiting for you.  A new move which will bring forth many countless sons and daughters will be ushered in for this season. 

The light is always the brightest during the darkness.  As the world mourns the loss of these young precious souls in New Town….let us remember that Jesus will be the light the will shine in the darkness. 

2013 will be an incredible year for the Kingdom of God.  And even as Abraham Lincoln brought forth the 13th amendment …. Freeing of slaves…so let us realize that God is bringing forth freedom to those in captivity.  He is bringing the light of Jesus to a lost world. 

It’s during times like this that the world realizes that it’s all about families that matters.  God is our Father and He is bringing forth a move of THE FATHERS. 

He is going to reach a lost world with the light of His beloved Son JESUS.  Let’s press on toward the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.   The NEW WAVE OF THE LORD IS HERE! 

The Passing of a Mantle – Faith of our Fathers

My Father, Joe Jensen, went home to be with Jesus on October 2, 2012.  He was surrounded by his family when he went to be with Jesus.  He was 84 years old.  I was preparing to come back to Minnesota from California to say goodbye to him.  I was leading a prayer meeting at the Vineyard Church in Laguna Niguel, California.  There were about 12 people there and we were in worship when I felt an intense desire to pray for my father.  We prayed for about ten minutes for my Father and I felt a release by the Lord that everything was going to be fine.  About twenty minutes later my sister called and told me that my Father had passed away the same time we were praying for him.  My sister, Jane, told us that his eyes were closed and all of a sudden he opened his eyes .   His eyes were as large as saucers and he looked astounded!  Then he went to be with Jesus.  My Father slid into home plate in heaven and is now playing in the BIG LEAGUES.

This is all very significant because the Lord has been speaking to me about baseball often in prophetic metaphors.  The Lord has told me that bases are loaded and the church is about ready to hit a grand slam.   All of heaven is going to do the WAVE!  The fields are ripe unto harvest and I believe millions of souls are going to come into the kingdom during this next season.  I hear the Lord saying, “It’s time to PLAY BALL!”   This is our season and we are going to hit it “out of the park”! 

My older brother, Jack, passed away over 22 years ago.  He was 32 years old when he went to heaven.  It was one of the saddest days of our lives to have to say goodbye to him.  But we knew that Jack went to heaven and is with Jesus.  My dad and Jack are now reunited in heaven and I am sure that it was a beautiful homecoming. 

A “Move of the Fathers”

I have been working on the movie about Lonnie Frisbee for several years now and it is getting ready to launch.  This movie is all about Father/son relationships and how God is getting ready to bring forth a “Move of the Fathers”.  Lonnie had been the catalyst for the Jesus Movement in the sixties and seventies.  But he experienced much pain with Father figures in his life and became very disillusioned.  But at the end of his life He finally understood the Father heart of God and was healed of his pain. 

God is getting ready to awaken the hearts of His people around the world and show them the love of the Father.  He is going to “turn the hearts of the children back to their Fathers” as in Malachi 4. 

God has chosen us all to be a part of the “Dream Team”.  Let’s Dream Big and believe that all things are possible.  It’s time to PLAY BALL.  It’s time for the GRAND SLAM!  All of heaven is going to do the Wave.  Many souls are going to be saved.  It’s our time to get up to the plate.  Don’t be late and don’t hesitate. 

It’s time to hit a HOME RUN!

Father’s Day…

On June 17, 2012, I will be celebrating Father’s Day with my dad, Joe Jensen.  I am getting on a plane in a few hours to spend the next few weeks with him.  He was diagnosed with Leukemia over a month ago.  We are all believing God for a miracle!

I am writing this blog as a tribute to my Father.

In Malachi Chapter 4 it says “That God will turn the hearts of the Fathers back to the children, and the hearts of the children back to the Fathers”.  We are at the time in history that there is going to be a move of the spirit where Fathers will rise up and become the mentors and men they were called to be.

My Father, Joe Jensen, has been a wonderful and great dad!  His own Father passed away when my dad was only two.  He started playing baseball when he was a young boy.  He eventually went on to play semi-pro baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He quit playing baseball when he was in his early thirties due to an injury to his ankle.

But when he was 52 he started pitching again.  He joined a baseball league and started fulfilling his dream again – to play ball.  Most men his age would not have been able to throw a baseball.  But my dad has continued to pitch baseball up until last year.  My dad will be 84 on June 26th.  They have written my dad up in many newspaper articles and even did a six minute news package on a local ABC affiliate in Minneapolis which you can see in the video on my website.

The Lord is Getting Ready to Pitch Motion Pictures

The Lord spoke to me and said that He is getting ready to pitch motion pictures.  The Lord is calling the “Dream Team” together and we are going to hit it “Out of the Park”.  I have a blog about “Field of Dreams”.  If you build it they will come.  Well God has been preparing His “Dream Team” for a long time.  But we need to “Go the Distance” and believe that we are on the winning team.  Many of you have gone through challenging circumstances for so long its hard to believe.  But these are the times of suddenlies.  God is going to bring forth the greatest harvest the world has ever seen.

It’s time to PLAY BALL!  My dad never quit believing that he could play even though he was getting up in years.  In fact, the doctors said he was a freak of nature.  So believe in the dreams that the Lord has put in your heart.  God is our coach and he is setting us up for the GRAND SLAM.  Bases are loaded and it’s time to hit it “Out of the Park”.    All of heaven is going to do the WAVE!    A great awakening has begun!  It’s a move of the Fathers.  Happy Father’s Day Dad!