TURN – A Prophetic Word

ShipLove the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.

Matthew 22:37-38

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom

Proverbs 9:10a

The following is the summary of a prophetic word associated with the IHOP prophetic movement.  It was not given by me, nor was it edited, other than to remove the editing.  At the bottom, you can find a few versions of the original.

[Concerning the first commandment and the fear of the Lord].

They seem a little foreign don’t they? Yes, like two foreigners in the land

Without these you WILL be just like the rest and I will turn my face against you, break down your walls and shatter the fruit of your labors.

GO AHEAD, be like the rest…if you desire.

WHEN will you realize with one heart and one mind, That you are living in the land of my judgment?!?

I have set my face against this nation and I WILL NOT RELENT!!!!

I changed the atmosphere on September 11th…DOES ANY ONE FEEL IT? DOES ANY ONE PERCEIVE IT?

BEHOLD, I SET BEFORE YOU THIS DAY [life and death]. BEHOLD, I have made known to you my desire. NOW WILL YOU KEEP MY WORD? Will I find you burning with the fire of faith: love and trembling?

IF they had stood in my counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, THEN they would have TURNED the people!

Come to me oh weak ones. Come…come to me…I will gather you up,

I will teach you.  You deny my power to transform you by your Undue/unrelenting focus on your weakness. Oh come! I can make you just like me, you can be changed, Your wounds ARE NOT incurable!

I am the Lord (2x)

God is calling His house, His House of Prayer, to be separate, set apart, distinct.

This call is to IHOP, to the prayer movement, to the great ship.  His cry is for it to be different, to be going against not only the tide of the world, of course, but of the church itself.  To swim up-stream.  To set a radical call for holiness, like John the Baptist did in the wilderness.

I will set no vile thing before my eyes;  the deeds of faithless men I hate, they will not cling to me.

Psalm 101:3

Hate, while it may sound at times a bit extreme, has it’s place.  It’s not the opposite of love, but, as it says, what we hate has no place in us. It does not cling to us.  It does not cleave to us.  We are free from its entanglements.

But, it is His judgment upon this nation, even upon the church of this nation.  If the prayer movement does not stand out as different, if it goes the way it is easy to go, goes with the flow of the ‘crowd’, and if they do not resist, desist, and even ‘hate’ that path of the world, Jesus Himself will set His judgments against it (the prayer movement).

His words were to STOP denying His power.  STOP putting un-due focus on your weakness.  He was able to heal us.

His words were to TURN.  To CHANGE course.  To no longer continue on in the same direction.  The consequence of failure to obey would be to end up like the rest (the rest of the church, falling in the same judgment as is coming upon them and the world).  The consequence of failure is that everything we have done would be done in vain.  All the effort we put into shelter and even the fruit itself would be destroyed by the Lord.

The word of the Lord, to the prayer movement, is that if it does not change course, it will come into and adopt the same patterns of the world that have crept into the church at large, will become partner with them, and will do things like them.  Every bit of fruit, and every bit of progress that they made will be entirely forfeit.

His Word is that we can be changed.  We can be made to be holy, righteous, and steadfast.  That it is the meditation on His power and His ability, faith in His Word, that makes us strong, not weak.

This is the Word of the Lord.  Or, it was back in 2008, when it was given.

Have we listened?  Have we obeyed?  Have we changed course?

Or, are we now featured in Relevant Magazine, just like the rest?  Hosting the most popular speakers from all over the globe, and co-opting with high-profile worship bands at our biggest events because they bring in more kids to our prophetic universities?

Just food for thought…  Or cause for tears.  Let God be the judge.

The original PDF can be located here:  Turn Word – Shelley Hundley.

It can be found in its original location here (or by using this Google search).

It is also reproduced below, as close as blogging software can re-create the contents of the PDF.



On September 29th, 2002. I was in my room praying at around 7:00 Sunday night when I was
gripped by the presence of the Lord and a vision.

[This vision returned gripping me over and over again throughout this visitation with the Lord]


I see myself on an enormous cruise liner boat. There was no one else on the deck (top) with me.

I was the only one standing there. Its heading right into a massive storm/whirlwind/hurricane. I dive out into the stormy water and swim towards the front and I am trying to turn the entire boat myself, I am yelling TURN, TURN, TURN! I felt so small but the labor was upon me.

A spirit of preaching and intercession came on me. I started shouting “Turn” to IHOP and preaching, “If you do not feel yourself rebelling and resisting the general flow of the direction YOU and others around you have taken then you are not following the Lord. If you desire to be on the right side of the Judge TURN! IF you are not causing others around you to change/alter their direction…you are not a forerunner. FOR THIS IS THE CALL! The job of our house this: to ourselves turn, then our city, nation, western church, nations….CAUSE THEM TO
TURN. Are you standing in the counsels of the Lord? Have you turned? Are people turning around you?”. I went from preaching to intercession all there in my room related to the House of Prayer.

  • 2 Kings 17:13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.”
  • Jer 23:14 Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
  • Jer 23:22 But if they had stood in My counsel, And had caused My people to hear My words, Then they would have turned them from their evil way And from the evil of their doings.


I immediately saw the Lord. Fire was all around Him and He Himself was a flame of fire. He was the Angel of the Lord. Lightning shot out of His face and eyes. Out of His mouth came a sword of light. Lightning was flashing everywhere. He was carrying two burning torches one in each hand. Lightning was flashing everywhere and I hit the ground and started screaming. Then He shouted at me, (as if in response to a request like ‘the people wanted something from God, well give this to them) As He said this He thrust the two torches inside of me. One was the First commandment and the other was the Fear of the Lord.

They seem a little foreign don’t they?
Yes, like two foreigners in the land

(because they are virtually non-existent)

Without these

(in every division of FOTB: school, prophecy, conferences etc)

you WILL be just like the rest and I will turn my face against you

  • Ezek 14:6-9
    Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations. 7 For anyone of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who separates himself from Me and sets up his idols in his heart and puts before him what causes him to stumble into iniquity, then comes to a prophet to inquire of him concerning Me, I the LORD will answer him by Myself. 8 I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of My people. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.

I understood the simplicity and harshness of what He was saying. Its not too mysterious (Deut 30) we either have these two (fear and love) shining or not. If we do then He is with us, if we do not than He is against us. Its not a question of salvation but instead it is a question of His activity as the Judge: partnering with Him or being broken by Him. If we have these two lamps we are on His team if we do not we become exactly like the other religious systems in this nation that He is fighting against. The current is heading for destruction…turn!)

break down your walls

  • Ezek 13:9-16
    9 My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord GOD. 10 Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace–and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar– 11 say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down. 12 Surely, when the wall has fallen, will it not be said to you, ‘Where is the mortar with which you plastered it?’ ” 13 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “I will cause a stormy wind to break forth in My fury; and there shall be a flooding rain in My anger, and great hailstones in fury to consume it. 14 So I will break down the wall you have plastered with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation will be uncovered; it will fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst of it. Then you shall know that I am the LORD. 15 Thus will I accomplish My wrath on the wall and on those who have plastered it with untempered mortar; and I will say to you, ‘The wall is no more, nor those who plastered it, 16 that is, the prophets of Israel who prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,’ ” says the Lord GOD.

and shatter the fruit of your labors.

  • Ex 23:16-17 the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field.
  • Deut 28:14-15,33 14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. 15 “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His  commandments and His statutes which I command you today,33 A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually.

GO AHEAD, be like the rest…if you desire.

I cried and said,

Oh NO God, this is not our desire! We desire you O God!

Oh look upon this house with mercy!


WHEN will you realize with one heart and one mind, 

That you are living in the land of my judgment?!?

I have set my face against this nation and


  • Jer 4:28 Because I have spoken I have purposed and will not relent, Nor will I turn back from it.
  • Ezek 24:14 It shall come to pass, and I will do it;I will not hold back, Nor will I spare, Nor will I relent;
  • Ezek 12:28 Thus says the Lord God; None of My words will be postponed any more, but the word which I speak will be done

I changed the atmosphere on September 11th…DOES ANY ONE FEEL IT?


  • Jer 23:18 For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it?
  • Acts 27:10 saying, “Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.”
  • Isa 6:9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people: Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’


  • Deut 30 See, I have set before you life and death…choose life…love the Lord your God, obey His voice, cling to Him!
  • Deut 30:15/Deut 11:26-29 See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil…in that I command you today to love the Lord your God…Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today; 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
  • Jer 21:8 “Now you shall say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death

BEHOLD, I have made known to you my desire

(accountability…we have heard, we should know better)


*I believe that the Lord was speaking of our calling to Deut 30. Our calling to the One Thing that He has already made His desire known to us meaning He has already formed us. We know the DNA that He has called us to have. Will we keep His word?

  • 2 Chron 34:21 “Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for those who are left in Israel and Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found; for great is the wrath of the LORD that is poured out on us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the LORD, to do according to all that is written in this book.”

Will I find you burning with the fire of faith: love and trembling?

  • Luke 18:7-8 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”


I went back into the gripping the “turn” vision again and I began to understand that our House’s commission is to “TURN” the people. The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart as I was caught up in the vision, Shelley, the true voices will labor to TURN the people, change the direction! This is how you measure success in your life, have you turned? Have you turned others?

The voice of the Lord came strongly again as I was weeping and groaning on the ground.

IF they had stood in my counsel,
and had caused My people to hear My words,
THEN they would have TURNED the people!

Directly quoted from Jer 23:18-20,22

For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it? 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury–A violent whirlwind!It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly 22 But if they had stood in My counsel, And had caused My people to hear My words, Then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.


Then I felt the presence of the Lord change and I was able to look up from the floor where I was laying prostrate. He was weeping and He had His hand extended. I felt His meekness and His mercy.

Come to me oh weak ones

Come…come to me…I will gather you up,

  • Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. NKJV
  • Matt 23:37-38 How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

I will teach you.

You deny my power to transform you by your

Undue/unrelenting focus on your weakness.

Oh come!

I can make you just like me, you can be changed,

Your wounds ARE NOT incurable!

Jer 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?(I think Jesus quoted this passage because He was correcting this type of attitude in the prophetic. This verse comes from what is referred to as the ‘complaints of Jeremiah’ and the Lord corrects him for it)

I am the Lord (2x)

He said this with so much meekness!


I saw our IHOP staff. He was standing at the front of the prayer room saying,


I knew that it was not enough to be counted among IHOP staff. Within our midst (the dedicated prayer types) stand and make yourself known to the Lord.

Do you desire to be changed?

  • Proverbs 2 :1-5cry out, lift up your voice…find the knowledge of God Jesus handed out new ID cards to all those who stood. It was a new identity that they were receiving.
  • Mal 3:16-17 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.”

>while giving this word to IHOP on Tuesday when I got to this part in the visitation, the Lord showed me that these people were closet forerunners that needed to come forth and that I was the #1 guilty one in this area. It was at this point in sharing the word that I began to weep and cry out “I turn, I turn, for I have known that this is the hour of His judgment yet I have remained silent. I will not be silent any more! I do not care about the cost in my personal relationships I repent for not living out of what I know to be true and for hiding the fact that He has gripped me. Its not just about Mike proclaiming the forerunner message and us agreeing in hiding, I AM COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET AS A FORERUNNER FROM THIS DAY FORTH! I know what I was created for and I know what time it is and I will stand, I will turn. I repent to this house for my silence and for trying to tone down the reality of who I am before the Lord and for acting like I am not gripped when I AM GRIPPED! I AM UNDONE! I know full well that I am the weakest one in this house, but I am drawing a line in the sand today that I am taking my place with Mike as one who is called to TURN the people! I will not sit back and watch Him be a voice of this message while I remain in the closet hiding. I am asking all those who will hear to TURN with me. No matter what the cost to your personal relationships or what you see as your weakness and disqualification, you know who you are and you know what time it is. TURN! TURN! TURN! And TURN THE PEOPLE! JUDGMENT IS COMING!”



Jesus at a board meeting, smiling he turns the tables over. People shifting from position. People in hiding being called out. Jesus pointed to new plans, picked people up and set them in chairs.


I saw perfume being poured out over our entire house. I knew that it was the Spirit of devotion being poured out on the staff. It was perfume that was fragrant but it was also lighter fluid, highly flammable and ignitable. It drenched the staff.


I saw the Lord pull the floor out from under us, we became a supernatural people. I knew this was the release of signs and wonders. The Lord said,

Now, do you believe in signs and wonders?

This was the end of the encounter.
*I pray that each of you reading this would increase in the Fear of the Lord and the Love of God. I also pray that God would raise up a company of prophetic messengers whose words would turn people away from sin and back to the love of God. I pray that we would be content to speak the simple and biblical words that turn people to God while we live out the Sermon on the Mount values under the prophetic anointing and seek to prepare the earth for His coming!

God bless you, Shelley Hundley