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Category Archives: Thoughts…

“Responding in an Appointed Time”

Recorded on March 6th, 2016 at Sovereign Lord Fellowship in Winter Park, FL

Thoughts From the Prayer Room (Jan 2014)

We now join our local church initiative of “90 Days in His Presence.” There are times to “Deploy and take the Hill” and there are times to “Rest and Receive Fresh Oil.” We sense a heavenly call to go into our inner rooms to listen & delight in Him. “There remains a [perpetual] rest for the people of God”—which shows us how to sustain our life in God. We must prepare our hearts for the coming storm. Communing prayer is that preparation for the appointed time. When God decides to act, no natural or physical preparation can anticipate.

Tim Brock, Fort Mill, SC, 1-30-14

Thoughts from Izmir House of Prayer (IzHOP)

On this 12th (“Government”) day of December, I’m mindful of the thoughts that sprang from the Holy Spirit while leading the Tues (10am) Isaiah 19 prayer set on 3-12-13.

Key Point: The town of Izmir (which is now governmentally over the entire region of the 7 churches) is small compared to the huge (governmental) role of the Izmir House of Prayer! IzHOP, which overlooks Izmir’s seat of government, goes beyond Turkey and is international in scope. (Prophetic Chorus in that set: “It’s a little town of Izmir, and a really big HOP”)

Izmir, sometimes called the “Little Jerusalem” – a place of historical refuge for the Jews, has never lost its candle stick! There has always been a functioning Christian Church in Izmir since the days of John the Apostle who commissioned Polycarp as Bishop of Smyrna. In those days, Ephesus was the 1st of the 7 churches, but now Izmir (Smyrna) is the only one that remains & now has jurisdiction over the entire region of the 7 Churches.

Here are the thoughts & related points that came so strongly that day (3-12-13)

  • Sea-Gate to Sea-Gate: Gibraltar, which is at the gate of the Mediterranean Sea is almost a direct line (through the sea) to Izmir, which on the Aegean Sea, is a gate to the Silk Highway leading into East Asia! The Arch-Bishop of Gibraltar dedicated the historic Izmir Anglican church, where he is now buried. (This Church, part of the British Consulate, was a place of refuge for the Armenian Christians and Jews during the ethnic cleansing after WW1. The Armenian quarter, located near the church, was razed and turned into a Park).
  • The IzHOP role of authority is greater and the corresponding assignment bigger, because the principality is bigger—as it relates to Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Rim. The Pillar of Hercules is in Gibraltar, which is strongly connected to the ancient Phoenicians/(Masons) who had/(have) strongholds in Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, the Middle East and beyond. (These myths often point to a spiritual [2nd heaven] reality—identifying dark spiritual principalities in a specific region). The Holy Spirit is raising up HOPs to take down these strongholds—both regional and international. Izmir is on an international prayer level or scope.
  • The Phoenicians (incl. early masons that affiliate with Solomon’s Temple) were among the 1st civilizations to occupy Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus and parts of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt & beyond. These principalities continue to form a ‘line of power’ from the Mediterranean & Middle East to East Asia.
  •  Izmir has historically been a place of refuge for both Jews and Christians. The Church in Izmir continued to be a refuge for the Jews and Armenian Christians even during the dark days of the post WW1 ethnic cleansing. IzHOP prayer activities are foundational for establishing regional apostolic authority necessary for sustaining a “City of Refuge.” A City of Refuge is defined as a region known for an “open heaven” where there is continual worship and supernatural encounter—centers of salvation, prosperity, deliverance and healing!
  • The Lee’s were invited & sent to Izmir as an honorable promotion, because of their faithfulness, humility and reputation for building regional unity & loving relationships (between local churches & the HOP in Ankara, Turkey’s Capital). Because of their faithfulness, their scope of authority has increased from national to international. They are already modeling unity between HOP & local churches.


Tim Brock, BUR, Fort Mill, SC 12-12-13

Thoughts from the Prayer Room: Spiritual Revolt

Numbers 7:1—8:4 This is the traditional passage for Hanukah—read universally by all Jews during the celebration of the “Feast of Dedication.” Jesus acknowledged this Feast of Dedication in John 10 (The Good Shepherd passage). 2013 was significant in that US Thanksgiving coincided with Hanukah, which coincides with the Jewish revolt of 165 BC.

Passage Overview: This Passage describes the culminating step in completing the dedication of the Altar of the Tabernacle. The 12 tribal leaders of ‘numbered men’ brought a voluntary offering that was identical: Silver Bowl, Silver Basin, Gold Ladle, Bull, Ram, Lamb & Goat (Also, 2 cattle, 5 rams, 5 sheep & 5 goats).

The traditional Jewish teaching brings out the following key points (Stone Edition pt-765-775):

  • Tribal leaders gathered voluntarily with a single focus of worship, to dedicate the altar in perfect unity with identical gifts. According to tradition, Moses was hesitant at first to receive, but God permitted it, honoring their voluntary offering.
  • The greater anointing comes with the completion of all the parts. The fullness of the anointing comes when all the parts are gathered and working together.
  • The priority of relationships—Each leader was honored, highlighting their identical offerings separately, giving them each a day to present their offerings.
  • Humility—The first “leader” mentioned of the 12, (which is a great honor) was listed first because he humbled himself by not considering or calling himself a leader. He also was the leader of the tribe of Judah, representing praise first.
  • Function—After the dedication, it is implied that the Shekinah glory appeared, and Moses entered the tabernacle for divine encounter to hear the voice of God, inaugurating the divine service and function of the tabernacle.
  • Rekindling of the Menorah—Aaron was charged to light each wick facing toward the center, the 3 on left (temporal activities) and 3 on the right (eternal activities).
  • This was also seen as an allusion to the Jewish revolt in 165—160 BC that led to the rededication of the Temple & rekindling the lamp-stand (supernatural burning)

Applications: Could this be a time to gather voluntarily to rededicate an altar & help rekindle a lamp-stand (Holy Spirit fire & illumination)—a new beginning for personal encounter, fresh expressions of worship & renewing family relationships? Could this also be God’s time for rededication & rekindling in our respective prayer regions & churches, starting a spiritual revolt, rippling nations?

Brock Student Recital at Famous Anglican Church
Mar 16, 2013, Izmir (Smyrna) Turkey
Tim Brock, Brocks Upper Room, 12-5-13

Thoughts from the Prayer Room: Insights From Isaiah 11, 12 & 13

Izmir HOP 3.12.13, During the Isaiah 19 Prayer Set (w/ Brock Family & HOP Staff)

Overview Thoughts

What does the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David look like in our day? How does Amos 9:11 relate to Isaiah 19? While leading worship during an Isaiah 19 Highway prayer set, thoughts began to flow — linking the 11th, 12th and 13th chapters of Isaiah. These chapters seemed to link events that could relate to our day and describe the coming revival and harvest in the Middle East — a time that may be now! The following are insights that came during that little Tuesday 10am prayer set in Izmir Turkey on, 3-12-13.

Some biblical passages, such as Isaiah 11, have been historically perceived as millennial. However some of these passages may have pre-millennial applications. Like viewing through a telephoto lens, some things may appear further away than they actually are. Isaiah 11 is in the context of a 2nd global Jewish ingathering (see vs. 11) — which has not yet occurred (in its fullness). This ingathering will happen before the 2nd coming of Christ which seems to put this passage in a pre-millennial setting, possibly describing a soon coming scenario in our day that could be a foreshadowing of Christ’s millennial reign.

Connecting Isaiah 11, 12 & 13: A Kairos Time for Highway, Habitation and Harvest

If Isaiah 11:11 speaks of a 2nd ingathering of Israel that has not yet fully occurred, then Isaiah 11:15-16 describes a coming (kairos) scenario very similar to the Israel/Egyptian exodus—but not through the Red Sea. Instead, the exiles escape by way of “a highway.” Just like in the first exodus, the Lord miraculously alters the landscape to create an exit, “…utterly destroying the tongue of the sea of Egypt, scorching & dividing the Euphrates River into 7 streams…” (this connects both Egypt and Assyria [Isaiah 19] to another supernatural exodus). As a result, an elevated highway of escape to return to the place of “God’s habitation”— the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David. Zion again becomes a glorious resting place for the “Root of Jesse” to which the “nations resort”—in our time!

If this 2nd exodus (ingathering) must happen before the return of Christ, then does Isaiah 12 give us a picture of revival, foreshadowing God’s habitation on Mount Zion—before His return? In summary, Isaiah 11 describes a holy highway spanning from the Euphrates to the Sea of Egypt for the purpose of re-gathering His people for the 2nd time— but for what? Could Isaiah 12 be that “Selah” – an earthly preview of the Feast of Tabernacles, interrupting the activities of the planet, to “cover it” with the knowledge of God? If so, Isaiah could be seeing nations running to Him in a time of great darkness & judgment!

Isaiah 13 then gives vivid description of Babylon’s judgment, the fall of the world’s system—but harvest always coincides with judgment. Harvest is simultaneous, reaping both light and darkness. In the midst of great darkness, light arises—jumps up and shines! Revelation 14 shows two harvests—the righteous and the wicked. Also, once the standard of praise & righteousness is restored on the earth (in His people), then God can judge the world leaders (principalities) and its system and speedily bring justice (Ps 149, Luke 18).

Tim Brock, BUR, 3.12.13, Izmir HOP (11am ME). Submitted on 11-12-13.