We are living in times of intensifying spiritual warfare. There has never been a time like this! But no matter how daunting the situation seems to be, our adversary is no match for the living God and His angel armies. It is our task and privilege to tune in to the heart of our Father and receive the download from the Holy Spirit of His divine strategies. We have to lay aside the hindrances that have been arrayed against us and pray through!
Prayer is most successful when it is shared with others. A corporate body in agreement—the ekklesia—can legislate the Word of God by His Holy Spirit and shift entire nations. Hearts gathered together to seek the face of the Lord will be used by Him.
God has called the End-Time Handmaidens and Servants to gather each year for our World Convention (an event for all ages), and this is the 41st time we are gathering! Every year it has been a time of "the bride making herself ready." The Lord calls each time to "come away, My beloved," as the Bridegroom of the Song of Solomon. And this year as we come apart with Him, we are expecting more than ever to receive the grace to arise and shine in His glorious light!
This bridal call reaches from the heart of the Bridegroom into the heart of the warrior-bride. She knows she is called to align herself with the heart of her King and press the battle to the gates of hell to deliver the captives from deception. His Glory will reveal His divine strategies for these times, and we will agree together in worship and intercession as the Holy Spirit leads through anointed preaching, teaching and prophetic exhortation. Of course that bridal company includes both men and women, even as we are all given the power to become sons of God as we believe on His name.
We feel that this year we are being called to gather to receive an outpouring of His Glory to equip us to effect change in the nations through persistent prayer. It's time for the outpouring! It's time for the harvest! He may send us there by physical travel, on our knees in intercession, or even by "Philip's Airlines" translation. That face-to-face meeting with Him causes us to lay aside everything that has kept us from the fullness of our destiny. You won't ever want to tell Him no again once He has held you in His divine glory embrace, for He will impart to you the vision of His heart for your place and purpose in His divine plan!
Our Father is looking for that bridal company of those who have surrendered their individuality to allow His Son to live His life through them, becoming one with His character through the fruit of His Holy Spirit, and letting Him "dress Himself" with your personality. Are you allowing Him to help you make yourself ready? Nothing of this earth carries the value of that relationship! Nothing compares with Him! Nothing should stand in your way to keep you from following after Him!
We hope that you will bring your individual anointing and join us to form the amazing corporate anointing that we experience each year at the World Convention. It is worthy to note that fasting increases your anointing when you are seeking the Lord for His purposes to be accomplished in your life. And when people who have fasted and received that increase in anointing gather together, the corporate anointing goes off the charts! The glory of the Lord's presence in worship is breathtaking, and the depth of the preaching of the Word of God is life-changing. Let's believe God together in prayer for each person whom He calls to take faith and willingly and joyfully obey His prompting and come to receive Divine Strategies for These Times!
As we gather July 1-5, 2019, at the Holiday Inn and Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale, Arkansas (originally known as Shiloh), we expect to:
- Receive divine strategies for intercession.
- Worship the Lord together in the beauty of His holiness.
- Be transformed by God's presence as we allow His glory to permeate our spirit.
- Enter into a new level of anointing.
- Connect with God's purpose for our lives.
- Restore our godly passion and spiritual balance.
- Receive God's heart for the nations.
- Become better equipped to be used by God to change the world.
- Build eternal relationships in the body of Christ.
Sharon and Philip Buss
President and Vice President