Monday, January 16, 2023

The Arise of a New Man


VISION:  Two (2) identical men (same clothes and person) running directly behind each other and as they came around the corner the man in front ran w/ momentum and the man in the back tripped and fell.

Hear the word of the Lord:  The Kingdom of God’s Reformation is the revealing of the glory of Jesus Christ walking the earth again inside of the arising of Sonship. God’s Kingdom is not with words only, but in demonstration of signs and wonders.  It is the tearing down of the old and the arising of the new.  I AM is still doing the shifting in the atmosphere, so stop looking at your circumstances and position yourself for this next shift. 

This vision shows that as we come into this next turn those who bare the mark of the Kingdom will arise in greater momentum, and you will see the effects of grace falling from the church era.  Both men were identical on the outside, but only one was elevated.

This reminds me of another a Dream I had in November where God allowed me to witness people running down the steps excited to be released from a waiting stage and this other person wondering around the pool was like what about me?  When I woke I heard there will be elevation and loss inside of His movement. As the people were running down the steps it is equivalent of waiting in the UPPER ROOM.   

Come out from the familiar and routine. God is exposing the little foxes in our hearts so we can repent and make things right by turning our hearts completely back to Jesus. 

Apostle Karen 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Ascend to Soar

I had this picture since 2019 and today as I saw it, this word just dropped in me. 

Isaiah 40:31 says: “but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”


They shall MOUNT UP  and ASCEND to SOAR is what the Lord highlighted in me. Eagles fly and camp out in the high places of the mountains. They are considered the most excellent out of all the bird kingdom, and scripture likens us to eagles. Eagles are not afraid of storms because they use their altitude and the wind of the storm to mount them. Eagles don’t flap, they soar with the wind.  

Holy Spirit is the wind of the spirit and in this hour in order to SOAR you must first seize the opportunity to ASCEND. Anyone can decide they want to ascend by praying, fasting, or whatever sacrifice you put before the Lord. However the Lord’s ASCENSION comes by seizing His opportunity that Holy Spirit presents and then the wind of the spirit elevates you to another dimension. 

Ascending to soar when Holy Spirit brings it is not easy, because it requires another level of death and it will more than likely oppose your flesh (Rms 8). 

God is calling His people to the HIGH place or the UPPER ROOM like in the days of Pentecost waiting in expectancy and faith for the Reformation of His Kingdom. 

Apostle Karen Presley

Monday, October 31, 2022

The Battleground of the Mind. The Message Untold.

2 Tim 1:7 says God has NOT given us the spirit of fear but a mind of power, love, and soundness. Beloved there are a lot of scriptures concerning the MIND. To name a few, He tells us to be renewed in our mind, to love with all our mind, be of one mind, be humbled in our mind, let His mind become ours, and don’t let our mind be carnal for its enmity against God.


We know our mind is a place where thoughts come, go and park inside our minds. 2 Cor. 10:3-5 tells us that our weapons are not carnal, but spiritual to the pulling down of strongholds. Strongholds are defined as a place that has been fortified, to protect it against attacks. This is what military and armed forces uses. However, it is also a place where a particular cause or belief is strongly defended or upheld.


Our mind is a part of our soul. Genesis 1:27 says God created us like Him, spirit; but Genesis 2:7 says he formed us from the dust and then breathed into us and made us a living soul. Our soul is comprised of 3 parts: mind, emotions and will. This is the part of us where our personality and character are shaped.


Our mind is also comprised of 3 parts: the conscious, (what I know and see), the subconscious, (the mental programs that was created by our experiences/ the autopilot part of us), and the unconscious (that place where we got stuck and became numb to the pain it left behind).


This is the mandate of INNER HEALING!!!


Like the steering wheel is to a car, our mind is to our bodies. It steers the direction of our emotions and then the emotions effect our body language. This ministry carries the message of transforming from the inside out. That means we must take the time to deal with what lies underneath the surface of our souls (Psalms 51:6 & 19:12), if we are going to step into the full inheritance Jesus died for.


Our soul is shaped by our upbringing, experiences, words (what we heard and didn’t hear), and our environment. Your mind holds the memories (good and bad) of your journey. Your spirit, the part that is made in God’s image, holds your destiny and inheritance. Your destiny is what you said YES to before you were born. So, it is crucial that we embark on a new journey of healing so we can embrace our identity and fulfill what God has earmarked inside this NEW ERA we are now living in. Holy Spirit knows what is in your spirit and He has been leading you to the many places you ran from, because it touched something familiar in you.


I want to focus this message on the unconscious part of our minds. One day God gave me a vivid picture image of being in a new house and when the heat or air was on, it oozes out a foul smell. The vents represented the soul, but the air ducts that sit inside the wall, that you can’t see is where the smell was emanating from — thus the unconscious part of us.


Life happens to all of us, and we may be able to recall things from our past as facts, but don’t realize the baggage our experiences left behind in the unconscious part of our mind that became numb. Now we are all grown up and the only US we know is the US we became.


In God’s presence He showed me an image of a baby that sits inside the sac (the thin wall that surrounds the fetus). However, inside of this sac was the part of us that got wounded and inside that place held the bad memories and fear of that timeframe. The pain that was left from the wound became numb; however, the thoughts where we begin to justify, make excuses, replay the recurring tape and the negative internal conversations stem from the wounded part of us that is trapped.


As we grow up, we get married, start families, become successful, talented, start businesses, ministries, write books and many other endeavors we adventure out in. However, during the journey there is a nagging voice of negativity and fear, that every once in a while, would creep up when pressure is felt.


Jesus is the Repairer of the breach (Isa. 58:12), and He came to open the eyes of the blind, bring us out of captivity and them that sit in darkness (Isa. 42:7). Jesus died on the cross for the sin of the world and redeemed us from the curse of the law. But He also died for our healing and to liberate us from the oppressor. This is the message of Salvation that carries the oil of healing to every fragmented part of us.


The part of our mind that was shattered by life left gaps, that’s the fragmented places where the enemy of pain/fear camps out. Just like God created our bodies to heal itself, God created the soul to protect itself, through survival mechanisms that unknowingly we adopted and plays out inside of the subconscious part of us. However, this only allowed us to exist and look the part on the outside. Jesus paid the price with His blood on the cross for our wholeness.


We are living in an hour where the spirit of religion, and your traditions will no longer fulfill you. The Reformation of God’s Kingdom is here in the earth right now. To embrace your true identity, you will have to battle against the voices that causes you to draw back and change direction when pressure is felt. To battle against the voice; (1) you must first embrace the part of you that was pushed to the side, where the pain became numb, but still carries an internal voice in you. And (2) you have to acknowledge all that God has done and shown you and confirmed in you over the years. That negative voice speaks from the place you got stuck inside the sac with the pain and bad memories.


What voice is going to take precedence? When you acknowledge God in your journey, no matter what it looked like, you will begin to recognize His hand at every turn in your life. So, when pressure is felt you begin to voice, “I BELIEVE GOD!” And not let the negative voice altar your direction or movements. Remember, it only knows pain, but you grew up and seen God through the different stages of life. His faithfulness becomes your weapon against the enemy of pain. This is also the place where you yield even the more to the help of Holy Spirit to stay on the course that He put you.


God spoke Isaiah 11:16 in 2006 when He birthed DZEC; and here we are 16 years later that this promise is unfolding. It tells us that there is a remnant that was left in Assyria and in the same manner God delivered Israel out of Egypt is how He is delivering us today. Assyria represents a nation that was fierce, cruel and showed little mercy to those they conquered. Well today we live under the oppression of a Babylon system that rules over God’s people like in the days of Egypt. We also live under the oppression of the pain that's numb that still gets a reaction from the unconscious part of us.  In the days of Egypt, it was the demonstration of the Red Sea that made a name for God and a supernatural way of escape for His people. As it was then, so it is now, that the Arm of the Lord is fighting for us in the earth and over our identities.


The divine release of the Lord is coming out of the glory realm and that is the awakening of our identity of sonship and in that place, God has given peace (Haggai 2:9).


If you are reading this, your pre-ordained destiny was being unlocked for this hour. God is awakening the dry bones of the church and raising up His remnant to possess their inheritance that was promised before they were born. Your inheritance is God releasing His justice for every injustice. It’s every written word and prophetic word that was released over you. Every promise God spoke is your inheritance, including your true identity as sons and heirs of the Kingdom, but you must battle against the voices of pain that have camped out in the unconscious part of you that is opposing your NEW DAY!!!

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Divine Release of the Lord

“And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: and he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that flows with milk and honey.” Deuteronomy 26:8-9


In 2005, when I first moved into APGI, I heard the Lord say, “Prepare My people for what’s coming.” Back then, I never sought Him on what was coming. I received that word from where I was and that was business, so I started teaching workshops. As time went on, I always knew I was being prepared and groomed for something that was NOT here. The book of Joshua and how they possessed that land, has always been in the background of all my messages. Sometime around 2020 when the earth shifted, I heard God say, “I’m doing it again.” The Bible says we prophesy in part, and we know in part, so over these last 27 years, I have heard a lot from God that are various pieces that fit the same puzzle.


Within the last couple of months, God began to paint this picture of His divine release that is coming to the earth.


“And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.” Genesis 15:13-14


When God does anything, it is never from a place of reacting, but from His Kairos times that have been set before the foundation of the world. The above scripture reveals that before Abraham had one child, it was foretold that his seed would be in bondage for 400 years. The word says, God is long suffering. He loves His creation mankind, but He judges sin. At the set time of the Lord, God began to bring Israel out of bondage by raising up Moses to do His bidding.


Pharaoh saw Moses, but it was God that came in and started troubling Pharaoh and the land of Egypt. God’s ways go past our comprehension, but He is always purposeful in His movements. As God was troubling the land of Egypt, He was also preparing to bring Israel out in a way that made a name for Himself. God said, “I’m doing it again,” and I’m restoring My name in the earth (Eze 36).


As it was in the days of Israel, so it is today. There are many modern-day Pharaohs and Egyptians that God is troubling right now. Not just our earth system, but also the old gatekeepers of our soul that has held us hostage long enough. It is the pain that was left from old traumatic experiences (small or big) that became numb that sits in the backend of our soul. What we can’t see was calling the shots on who we are today. The real us, we haven’t met yet.


The “day of the Lord” is the judgment of sin in the earth, but it is also the awakening of His remnant army. It’s the changing of Heavens guards and He is bringing His divine release to those things that held us captives, like the release of Israel across the Red Sea. This hour we are living in has been preordained and you have been earmarked for this hour by way of covenant. Like Israel was the recipients of the covenant God made with Abraham. We are the recipients of the covenant God has with Jesus that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles (Gal. 3:14).


Apostle Karen Presley

Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries

Saturday, October 22, 2022



Allow me to paint a picture on inner healing, as I introduce Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center, Inc.


You move into a new house, you fully furnish it, and refrigerator is full of food. You love the ambiance of your new place because it’s your harvest, what you believed God for. However, there is something wrong when you turn on the air or heat. It has a foul order that is oozing from the vents into the atmosphere. Now if no air or heat is pumping, everything is good, and you are enjoying your home. But no matter how big, small, or luxurious your house is, that one issue will cause everything you worked hard for, to disrupt your atmosphere.


The vents represent your soul (mind, emotions, and will), but the air ducts that sits inside the wall that you cannot see, represents the backend system of your soul. What’s sitting inside the duct system of our soul is the trauma’s that happened in our childhood, (no matter how small or big). They are old, in the past, and dead; and those are the things that causes the foul odors that oozes out of our conversation and behaviors.


Jesus died on the cross not just for sin, sickness, and diseases, but for every emotional and mental trauma. God healed us the moment we came to Jesus for salvation and the moment we prayed for His healing in our life. Oftentimes, we can recall things in our past from a place of facts or knowledge, but don’t realize the baggage (pain) that it left in our soul that became numb; that’s the hidden thing inside the duct system. So, when the temperature changes in our lives, (new or loss of job, house, position, marital status, business, etc.), then what’s in our ducts start oozing out of the vents of our soul by way of behaviors, conversations, excuses, and justifications. We don’t realize it because we think it is just us or our choice. But the enemy uses what sits inside our duct system to rob, steal, and destroy the things Jesus said He came to bring life to.


This is the hour that God is bringing the church into our spiritual inheritance, like as it was in the days of Joshua. Coming out of the era of just wandering around the wilderness of church services to passing over to possess the land of promise. Our spiritual inheritance isn’t what we worked for, but something we were predestined to do, and was passed down to us. However, just like being in a new house and smelling that foul odor coming out the vents, will cause us not to enjoy FULLY what God is bringing us into.


This is the message of INNER HEALING. There is a Safe Haven that the Father has been carefully crafting over the last 16 years, by His hand to HEAL and bring supernatural release to His people. As we are about to enter 2023, we will be embarking on a new journey inside of God’s Reformation of His Kingdom.


Karen Presley

Apostle, Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries, Inc.

Founder, Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center, Inc. |

Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Battle… Waging War over Darkness


The crown of God’s Glory has always and will forever be the creation of mankind.  We were created in His image and after His likeness.  Psalm 8:4-5 says, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him?  And the son of man, that thou visitest him?  For thou has made him a little lower than the angels, And has crowned him with glory and honor.”  Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”


When God created man, He gave us the “gift of choice.”  This is what made mankind unique and a step above the other creations.  We were created to reign over the earth, as we align ourselves with God’s voice.  God wanted family, and mankind is the 4th part of the Godhead positioned in the earth realm.  Satan hates mankind because we took his place, and the position of elevation that once was his, now belongs to us.  Satan’s MO is to get mankind to use their “gift of choice” separately from what God said.  Like Adam, God spoke to Him, but Eve offered another suggestion to the equation, which now presents the choice.  The enemy wages war against God’s WORD.  If he can get us to defile God’s word, then he robs us from walking in our inheritance,

which makes him a thief.  Darkness filled the earth by way of the choices mankind made.  The battle the church must engage in, is the battle against darkness. 


God uses man to do His bidding and fulfill His agenda on the earth.  However, if we are independently operating separate from God, then we are interrupting His agenda.  Light and dark devises in the heart of man, where choices are made.  Our fight and all that is taking place on the earth is not about people, the government, or the systems; but it is the war against darkness.  We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers (Eph 6).


The war over darkness, is to war over the internal conversations that keeps you in defeat, stuck, in pain, and bound.   The enemy sits in the unhealed hurts and unresolved issues in our lives.  Jesus Christ paid the price and died on Calvary for every issue that we would ever face, and when we learn how to appropriate the freedom, He purchased for us; then we can let go of old conversations that opposes God’s truth. 


Finally beloved, know that the enemies' control over our lives is to focus on what we see, instead of facing the real enemy which is the one we don’t see.  Perfect (mature) love cast out fear.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Preeminence of God


God is the Creator of all things in heaven and earth. No one can match Him, compare to Him, or will come after Him. He alone is God and there is no other.  Col 1:18 says “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  That means He is FIRST in everything.  First in importance, first in honor, and first in exaltation.  Jesus is the “head” of the church, and the “beginning” of all things.

Preeminent is defined as: having paramount rank, dignity, or importance.  Surpassing all others; very distinguished, outstanding, and supreme.

We were created in the image of God. We are spirit beings, just like the angels are spirit beings. The only difference is we were given bodies to do the business of our King in the earth. Psalm 8 says we were made a little lower than Elohim, but higher than the angels.

Due to the fall of man, we were all born in sin and shaped in iniquity (Psalm 51:5), because everything reproduces after its own kind. However, one man Jesus the Christ died on the cross over 2000 years ago at Calvary to redeem us from the curse of the law / sin and purchased our salvation. Jesus ransomed us and brought us back into our rightful position as an heir of God and joint heir with Christ Jesus.

Our bodies that God formed, was so He could have access in the earth since out of all His creation, He gave mankind dominion over the earth. However, our bodies/flesh opposes the things of God (Romans 8) and stand as a wall before God in the earth. Our bodies respond to what it sees, feel, hear, touch and smell and since we can’t see God, mankind has reduced His preeminence in the earth.  Mark 7:13 lets us know that it is our traditions that makes the word of God of no effect.

Our religious traditions and church services gratify the flesh.  So, when we are handling the holy things of God; like prayer, the word, or our assignment and multi-task, we reduce God to our flesh realm.  Our flesh is always catering to the things on the earth and our spirit man is designed to cater to the things of the spirit.  So, when we are trying to do both or make God after our things to do list, then we reduce His preeminence in our lives and in the earth. 

In a corporate setting, we reduce His preeminence when our church or ministry settings cater more on entertaining the people verses teaching people how to come into, respect and wait on the supreme power of God in our midst.  

We are in the hour of a Holy Spirit revival where God will begin to restore and bring back the sanctity of His Name in the earth.  God's messages have always been repentance and turn our hearts back to the Lord in a NEW WAY, for you will not find Him in the old way.  He is requiring all of us to come up higher.

Apostle Karen Presley,

Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries, Clinton, MD