21Sep, 2020

How You Can Release Prophetic Anointing at any Time

By |September 21st, 2020|

Today the Holy Spirit in all His fullness is being sent forth into the entire world as believers who are filled with His Spirit release His prophetic anointing, bringing impact and influence everywhere they go.

Jesus dispatched His disciples to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19a) carrying the light of the world.

Great Diversity of Prophetic Anointing

I cannot emphasize enough how big God is.

We see an almost bewildering variety of gifts, anointings, ministries and combinations across the body of Christ.

Yet even with such diversity, everything is under the governance of the same Lord: “There are various gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. There are various operations, but it is the same God who operates all of them in all people” (1 Cor. 12:4-6).

What is an anointing, anyway?

I define an anointing as the supernatural “enablement,” grace and manifest presence of the Holy Spirit operating upon or through an individual or group to produce the works of Jesus.


14Sep, 2020

James Goll: 8 Common People Who Appear in Your Dreams

By |September 14th, 2020|

These are very important days for the body of Christ and for the nations of the earth. In such times, the Lord often pours out revelation in the form of dreams.

It is vital that we learn to interpret these dream encounters accurately so that we can discern what the Lord is saying to us and how He would have us respond.

An extremely common occurrence in dreams is the appearance of people—family members, friends, acquaintances, prominent leaders in church, society or government and even complete strangers.

In the majority of these cases, the people who appear in your dreams and/or visions are often symbolic in nature.



7Sep, 2020

6 Effective Ways to Exercise Your God-Given Authority Over Demons

By |September 7th, 2020|

Jesus had authority over demons.

Wherever Jesus went, crowds gathered. Demoniacs were often healed in those crowds.

In some cases, the demons became disruptive (see Mark 3:10-11 and Luke 4:41; see also Acts 8:7, where demons shrieked in Philip’s large meetings as they were driven out of people).

Most of the time, Jesus commanded the unclean spirits not to reveal His identity:

“When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. And the whole city had gathered at the door. And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was” (Mark 1:32–34, NASB).

Regardless of the behavior of the demons, Jesus drove them out with as little as a single word (see Matt. 8:16). He also healed people who were “troubled by evil spirits” (Luke 6:18, NIV). This seems to imply a lesser degree of demonic influence—”affliction” or “oppression,” as opposed to “control” or “possession.”


1Sep, 2020

Prophet: Praying for the Wisdom Ways of God

By |September 1st, 2020|

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52, MEV).

Wisdom is one of the primary qualities of God’s Holy Spirit—in Isaiah 11:1-3, the spirit of wisdom is listed as one of the seven Spirits of God. He is wisdom personified: “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself” (1 Cor. 1:30a, NLT).

I would say wisdom is even more vital to prophetic people, than the divine revelation they receive, because only through God-sent wisdom can they know how to handle the word of the Lord in the right way.

So Exactly What Is Wisdom?

God values wisdom so much, that altogether the words “wisdom” or “wise” are used more than 456 times in the Bible. Clearly, wisdom is a valuable commodity! Yet do we truly understand what wisdom is?


26Aug, 2020

Prophetic Vision: The Microburst Is Birthing the Microchurch

By |August 26th, 2020|

Do you know the difference between a microburst and a tornado?

While both can create fierce, destructive damage, they move and operate in very different ways.

A tornado forms a cylinder of rotating wind that can range in size and activity whereas a microburst forms a column of sinking air coming straight down perpendicularly. It then powers its way in a straight-lined direction, in comparison to the circular or swirl pattern of a tornado. It can be extremely powerful.

The Microburst Is Birthing the Microchurch

Recently, while in worship, I was given a rather unusual vision.

I saw three men sitting on a platform together.

Suddenly, a wind from heaven blew straight down upon the three apostles. It blew them out of their chairs, and they were left standing. And stand they did.


10Aug, 2020

James Goll: ‘Grandma of the Prayer Shield’ Fulfilled Her Kingdom Calling

By |August 10th, 2020|

With 82 years of fruitful life, Dr. Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Alves graduated into the arms of Jesus on the morning of July 23 at her home in Bulverde, Texas. That morning, I received a personal phone call telling me the bittersweet news.

Beth is fondly known within the God Encounters Ministries sphere as “grandma of the prayer shield.” Over the many years I have known her, Beth served in various capacities in our ministry, both as a director on the board and later as an adviser to the ministry. Her involvement personally touched the lives of every Goll family member. She was entrusted as one of the speakers at Michal Ann’s memorial service in Nashville, Tennessee, almost 13 years ago.

Elizabeth began in earnest with a simple prayer: “Lord, teach me to pray.” The result became Increase International, formerly Intercessors International, a prayer, teaching and prophetic ministry that transformed the lives of individuals and leaders worldwide. Motivated by an unquenchable passion for God, she invested her life in teaching believers how to hear God’s voice and prophesy in His name. Using humor and simplicity, Elizabeth ministered globally, speaking the Word of the Lord to governments and businesses, and she taught at various schools, seminaries, conferences and churches in 49 nations.


3Aug, 2020

James Goll: 10 Practical Keys to Help You Prophesy

By |August 3rd, 2020|

10 Practical Ways to Help You Prophesy:

  1. Earnestly desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially that you may prophesy (see 1 Cor. 14:1). God wants to speak to you and through you!
  2. Trust the peace of God. Beware of speaking when your spirit is uneasy or in turmoil, or when you feel forced to speak. Look for the peace of God in every word you utter (see Ps. 85:8, Phil. 4:7–9).
  3. Obey the urging of the Spirit. Remember, the prophetic spirit is under your control. It will not impel you to speak against your better judgment. You can turn it off or turn it on by an act of your will.
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28Jul, 2020

Prophet: Help Build a Firewall Prayer Shield for America

By |July 28th, 2020|

As in the days of Nehemiah, a trumpet would be sounded and the people would rally to a united cause. My friend, Patricia King, is releasing an alert for crisis intervention through intercession. I am asking God Encounters Ministries to join me in standing in the gap for such a time as this.

Please read the following article, watch the video and prayerfully consider signing up for the hour that changes the world at FireWallUSA.com. Consider partnering with me at the 9:00 a.m. watch.

Remember, in Jesus, we make a great team.

Critical Days Require Critical Measures With Patricia King

On June 27, 2020, I woke very early to an alert in the spirit. I arose to pray and inquire of the Lord, and He made it clear that the Church must rise to pray in this hour, as there are internal vulnerabilities within the USA that are producing dangerous, external vulnerabilities. He told me to build a Firewall Prayer Shield with layers of intercession to protect and align the USA in this critical hour and to call forth the nation’s full destiny.

In less than one week from that morning, the Firewall USA was launched with now thousands of participants.

God Responds to Four Redemptive Positions


20Jul, 2020

James Goll: The Light That Will Guide You Through Darkness

By |July 20th, 2020|

God is the hope that lights up the darkness.

In the beginning, darkness covered the surface of the deep. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light.

Ever since, God has been lighting up the darkness. In fact, darkness is simply the absence of light. The darker the darkness, the brighter the light appears when it comes.

In the same way the natural world is filled with hills and valleys. In fact, come to think of it, you cannot have a mountaintop without at least a couple of valleys on each side. The way new mountains rise up is by means of great cataclysms and prolonged erosion in the valleys that are left behind.

Through the Dark Valley

The Bible references numerous hills and valleys.


13Jul, 2020

Prophet Declares: Healing for Your Pain and Hope for Your Trauma

By |July 13th, 2020|

Sometimes you may feel so low, you’re not sure you will make it through. But God brings healing for your pain and hope for your trauma.

One Bleak Day, I Hit Rock Bottom

One bleak day, my emotional quotient (EQ) was at rock bottom.

I do not remember how many of my kids were home that day, but I felt so overwhelmed that I retreated to the privacy of my bedroom and began to sob uncontrollably.

Before long, weeping even harder, I went into my bathroom and shut the door. What I really wanted to do was to crawl into a hole in the ground and never come out, but that was impossible. So, to put as much distance between myself and my painful situation as I could, I went through the only remaining door, which led to my walk-in closet. With three doors between me and the rest of the house, I thought maybe I could hide from not only my family but also from God.


6Jul, 2020

Prophet: 8 Steps of Transition That Can Bring You Redemption

By |July 6th, 2020|

When you find yourself in any kind of transition, especially a prolonged one—like the one we are currently experiencing from the COVID-19 virus—it can seem too hard to bear.

You just do not think you will make it. You wish you could go back to the way things used to be before all of this pain started.

The pressure can be intense, and you feel squeezed from every side, stripped, unprepared.

Yet a time of transition is taking you somewhere. Although the passage is narrow, it is taking you from a place of confinement to a place of enlargement.

To keep from stalling, you need to let go of the past and allow yourself to propel forward.

In my own personal life, while going through nine years of cancer, losing my wife, the loss of income and the swirl of living life in a public goldfish bowl, I repeatedly heard these words: Let go.

By gifting and calling, I could seek the Lord for prophetic words to encourage others, and He would speak to me. But when I sought Him for a word for myself, all I heard from the Holy Spirit was “Let go.”

For at least five years, I had to go through an Isaac experience (Gen. 22); I had to be willing to lay everything on the altar.


29Jun, 2020

3 Days of Prophetic Declaration for Healing the Land, Restraining Evil and Releasing the Promise

By |June 29th, 2020|

For the days in which we live, we need to kneel before the Lord our maker in worship and unite in agreeing prayer and the power of declaration in Jesus’ name.

With this is mind, I have brought together some of the most established leaders in the global prayer and prophetic movement to bring us “7 Days of Declaration” after the model used by the prophet Daniel in which he prayed three times each day: morning, noon and evening. Though this article will only feature three days’ worth of declaration, you can find a full week of prayers on my website.

Will Ford III is a minister and author passionate about cultural transformation. He travels throughout the U.S. and other nations speaking on intercession, reconciliation, awakening and reformation. Will brings a wealth of experience both in the marketplace and the church world, and he is able to build bridges to carry the purposes of God in this generation. My friend, Will Ford III, brings us declarations for healing the land.


22Jun, 2020

James Goll: Why God Is Always Good—No Matter What

By |June 22nd, 2020|

I had what you might call a divine appointment.

One morning, the Holy Spirit interrupted my thinking with the strong sense that I should leave the house and drive over to a local commercial establishment called The Factory, where I would meet somebody.

I was reluctant to stir myself; I was feeling kind of down, and it seemed as if it might be a waste of time. But the Holy Spirit was persistent, so I went out the door just the same because I have learned that these things often prove to be from God.

The Factory is a handful of upscale shops, places to eat and other enterprises housed in a collection of refurbished warehouses.

I decided to head to a café I knew, where I could order something and just sit a while. So, I got my organic, freshly made juice and a little bowl filled with nuts and fruits, and I sat down with it.

Another customer came in, and he stopped and looked at me. “Are you, like, could you maybe be James Goll?”

I did my Clark Kent routine because you never know who you might be talking to: “Well, sometimes.”

He asked if we could sit down together. Turns out he was an old friend.


15Jun, 2020

Prophet: How You Can Intimately Connect With Holy Spirit Every Day

By |June 15th, 2020|

Oh, how I love the Holy Spirit! He makes Jesus real. He makes the Father enjoyable.

I roll out the red carpet to this precious dove of God every day. I say, “Holy Spirit, You are welcome here!” In these days, we want to welcome the baptism of the holy and fire. Send Your fire, Lord!

The Holy Spirit is the one who connects us to heaven. Without Him, not even Jesus could have known what the Father wanted Him to say or to do. (See, for example, John 5:19.) If you want to know God, you absolutely must get to know the Holy Spirit, who works tirelessly to connect heaven and earth.

The Holy Spirit Is Our Helper


8Jun, 2020

We are living in crazy and uncertain times. Perilous. Unpredictable. Fearful.

By |June 8th, 2020|

Everything that can be shaken is being shaken.

The bigger the storm, the bigger the anchor that is needed to keep the ship secure.

Hope is the anchor that holds in the midst of any situation, trial or storm—no matter how severe it gets.

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11, NASB).

I am personally convinced that all of the hills and valleys I have passed through in the last 14 years of my life have prepared me for the uncertainty of where we find ourselves today.

Knowing that God causes all things to work together for good, I believe some of the wisdom lessons that have been hammered into me will be helpful for you as you travel on this unfamiliar road.

Navigation System


1Jun, 2020

Prophet: Has Hardship Struck Your House?

By |June 1st, 2020|

Has hardship ever struck your house?

“The Long and Winding Road” was a popular hit song years ago. I loved the haunting melody, but as a disciple in Jesus, I was sure that my path would be smooth and easy.

Was I ever wrong! My life has not circled a cul-de-sac, but it seems to have steered off the primary highway and onto a trail leading to who knows where.

It was a road I was unfamiliar with and one that I was not expecting. Twelve or more years were filled with winding roads and an unfair share of trauma along the way.

My heart became dead. Well, at least part of it.

As a result, I decided to make lemonade out of lemons as I went on an intentional journey to discover what it would take to revive my own heart and soul.

I did not pick this subject. I would never have picked it. If it had been up to me, I would have run a hundred miles in the opposite direction.

But in the providence of God, I think this topic has chosen me.


26May, 2020

Prophetic Perspective: Welcome to the Era of Favor

By |May 26th, 2020|

The questions I am frequently receiving in this season have prompted me to provide prophetic perspective on the new era I believe we have entered.

These questions sound something like this: “What comes next?” “Where do we go from here?” “What does this 50-day divine reset require of me?” “Can we just go back to what we knew?”

Change is upon us—no matter what! We are in the midst of one greatest defining moments in recent global history.

WWII left a global impact with the realigning of nations and the birth of the nation of Israel.

The terror attacks by a few radicals on 9/11 resulted in the world reeling. Life never went back to its former ways.


18May, 2020

Prophet: The Need of the Hour Is for Insight

By |May 18th, 2020|

“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever” (Dan. 12:3, NASB).

These words from the prophet Daniel have been illuminated to me in a fresh way this year: they are my new life verse and demonstrate what I am called to release in this hour. The need of the hour is for insight!

Let us consider some of the promises for those who walk in this dimension. In the backdrop of dark night, those who have insight will shine brightly … like the stars.” The people with insight will cause people to look towards heaven. These shining ones will lead many to righteousness. We need people with true insight to arise in this global hour of chaos and confusion.

I refer to these Spirit-filled believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as “hope ambassadors” or “hope solutionists.” The time is now for those with insight to arise and be a guiding light.

A Series of God Encounters


11May, 2020

James Goll: Why Should I Be a Watchman for Israel?

By |May 11th, 2020|

As followers of Jesus Christ, we serve as watchmen for the people of God, whoever they may be—even the ones who do not yet identify themselves as the people of God. God asks volunteer watchmen like you and me to shoulder a burden for the Jewish people and for all of the descendants of Abraham.

God’s plan is to bring Jews alongside Gentiles (non-Jews) into full saving knowledge of Christ. He wants to win over Jews, Arabs, Chaldeans and all residents of the Middle East to His Son. The day will come—and we have a key part in hastening it—when “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the seas” (Hab. 2:14).

A Call to Intercede

Did you know that Jerusalem is the only city named in the Bible that we are supposed to pray for? It is true.


4May, 2020

Prophet: You Are Called to Confront Anti-Semitism

By |May 4th, 2020|

Author’s Note: We will relive the book of Esther. The Gentiles will carry the Jewish people upon our shoulders.

We will right the wrongs of the past when the church did not stand up for the Jewish people—as in the days of the Russian pogroms and the time of the holocaust in WWII.

In the book of Esther, Haman had a plan of genocide of the entire Jewish race. But aided by the prayers and fasting of Queen Esther’s Court and Mordecai’s coaching, Haman was hung on his own gallows.

Haman is long gone, but that ancient malevolent spirit is attempting a comeback in our day.

It is as if someone has pushed a “replay” button, except for one thing: Where is Mordecai? Where is Esther? Where are the God-inspired strategies that can pull down the spirit of Haman or the anti-Semitic demonic powers?

With this in mind, below I want to share an article by my friend and son-in-the faith, Patrick Penn, of Huntsville, Alabama, who provides a startling update on today’s activity.

The Resonating Sound I Will Never Forget