Prophetic Word: Week of February 17, 2019

The following is an a prophecy word of encouragement for The Sanctuary congregation of Davenport, IA.  It is also a word that may quicken within other’s hearts and so it is posted it here:


I AM waiting on you to wait on me, says the Lord.
I AM waiting on you to be set free.

I AM waiting for you to see my face.
I AM waiting for you to know my embrace.

I offer myself in your hour of trial.
As you look to me, you’ll find no denial.

As you lean close enough that you feel my heartbeat,
You’ll experience my love that knows no defeat.

The solution to your dilemma is closer than you think.
Giant defeating wisdom is within your heart’s reach.

But trusting in your ability to figure it all out
Has caused a separation and built a wall of doubt.

I AM waiting for you to wait for me.
I AM waiting for you to be set free.

You set the time; you establish the pace,
You run your race by self-effort or My grace.

Beware of many distractions that tempt you here and there,
They’ll lead you from our secret place and fill your mind with care.

Because of love I’ve made my choice. For me, there’s no confusion.            I’ve chosen to make my home in you; in this, I’ve no illusion.

So, my child…

I AM waiting on you to wait on me.
I AM waiting on you to be set free.


May this be a week of realizing God’s Presence,

Gary Ellis

Prophetic Word: Week of January 27, 2019

The following is, I believe, a prophetic word of Holy Spirit counsel for the week of January 27, 2019:

The original intention is for my church, The Sanctuary, Davenport, IA.  However, I believe it has a broader application as and if it ‘quickens’ in your own heart!

“I have told you, says the Breath of Life, that there is a change in the wind close on the horizon, and indeed there is.  I’ve also declared, says the Lord, if you observe what’s happening around you with your eternal eyes, you will perceive My breath and be encouraged with hope.  But, if you see the shifting sands with natural eyes, you will realize nagging discouragement; emptied of hope.

For I call you, says the Father of Lights, to pierce through the darkness with the eyes of your heart.  It is with God’s Kingdom eyes that you are invited to penetrate the dark veil of hopelessness and cynicism. You are called to see the effects of My Spirit’s wind already blowing.

Is it not true, says the Lord of All, that a destructive forest fire begins with a single spark?  Is it not true that the largest of ships are guided by the smallest of rudders?  Discipline the rudder of your inner voice, says the Lord;  Cause its thoughts to guide you to the open waters of My Spirit.  Fan the flame of revival’s smallest spark.  Abandon cynicism.  Quench not revival’s spark with doubt and despair that only sees clouds without rain.  Blow on the tiniest flame with the breath of My Spirit’s optimism and watch the flames grow.  Be not as the followers of Jesus who doubted Him because He was not a Messiah after their own image and prediction.

Know this; You will always see what you are looking at, and you will ultimately find what you are looking for.

I put before you a choice;
A decision to make;
An option you learn to embrace:

See the world’s darkness and experience its heartache,
Or look for My light, and discover the refreshing rains of my reviving.

Fixate on the world’s evils and become trapped by its web of frustration,
Or look with the eyes of My Kingdom, and be partners in finding the solution.

This says the Spirit of Revival to His partnering Sons and Daughters.”


May we all hear and be blessed by His fresh word,

Gary Ellis

Prophetic Word: Week of January 20, 2019

The following is, I believe, a prophetic word of Holy Spirit counsel for the week of January 20, 2019:

The original intention is for my church, The Sanctuary, Davenport, IA.  However, I believe it has a broader application as and if it ‘quickens’ in your own heart!

“It is my joy to help you, says the Spirit of Truth and Grace, to guide you on the path of right knowing and living. As we walk together, I will teach you with purpose and understanding that gives you clear insight and security for the journey ahead. I will reveal the heart of the Father. As He speaks to Me, I will then shine the light of His love and wisdom as it saturates the inner recesses of Your heart. Each place of darkness will give way to the brightness of His life, light, joy, peace, and confidence.

There is a change in the wind very close on the horizon. It is the breath of God and not to be feared. The eyes of the flesh will dread the fork in the road with anxiety and stress. Spirit-guided eyes will perceive the movement as the breath that breathes fresh life and transformation.

For I tell you Children of the Most High, neither the wiles of the evil one nor the schemes of the flesh have ever out-witted, nor out-performed His Eternal Majesty. Have I not said, “If God is for us, who can be against us.” Has He not fed the Servant of the Most High with the Ravens considered, by him, to be an abomination? Has the chaos of deep darkness not been transformed into a creation of light, love, and a garden of abundance by the word of His mouth and vibration of My wings? Do you think the powers of God’s might have diminished since the beginning of time? Do you believe that The cacophony of men’s clamoring has muted his voice?

I say it is time to own your relationship with your Father of Lights and Love. It is time to honor Him with your whole heart. It is time for you to choose this day whom you will serve. Will it be the author of darkness and death…strife and suffering…anxiety and confusion? Or will it be the One who has redeemed you through the life of His Son; The One who transforms children into mature men and women whose greatest delight is in being vessels of His love and life. Have you not been on the sidelines long enough? Is it not time you volunteer to be more than a Kingdom Observer and join the ranks of Kingdom Transformers?

Choose this day – and own that choice – so that you may find your place as Partners of His Grace. Choose this day. Begin to ascend on eagle’s wings and learn to fly above the storm as you also guide your neighbor to safe harbor. Choose this day, and own your choice. You have been uniquely formed and fashioned from your Mother’s womb and the circumstances of life for a time such as this. I do not call you to be a self-accomplished hero. I invite you to make your choice – own that choice – and then humbly learn the ways of The Hero. May you listen and hear the words of the Spirit of Truth and Grace.”

May the Blessings of His Grace Be Yours,

Gary Ellis, Pastor
Sanctuary Church, Davenport, IA.