Living in the Dark Shadows
It is The Time of Grace
I woke up seeing a watch face, and on it was written in capital letters, “GRACE.”
Fear not, It is the Time of Grace. Here is Truth. Grace came through your Savior. It is the message of the AGES, My Child. For by GRACE you have been saved through faith, it is My Gift to you, Dear One.
Grace is the message of the gospel. Oh, how the enemy fights against that which has saved you and keeps you. He has distorted the message of My Grace to cause you to doubt My Goodness in your life.
He wants you to strive to be “good enough.” But hear the Word of The LORD, My Child. Through all the coming ages, it is the surpassing RICHES of My GRACE you shall dwell in.
My Child, how the enemy has tried to rob you of your inheritance. It is always My GOODNESS that leads men to repentance.
Because of My GREAT Love for you, I have made you ALIVE with Christ Jesus
by My Spirit. Let Me comfort your heart, My Child. Accept My Gift by faith.
You are loved, forgiven and made righteous by the Gift of Grace. Not of works, lest any one should boast.
So rest, Beloved, in this knowledge; Your Abba Father shall forever display My Lovingkindness to you in Christ Jesus.
With Him, I GRACIOUSLY give you ALL things.
Forever, shouts of “GRACE GRACE” shall ring through the heavens on your behalf!”
“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ, even
when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by GRACE you have been saved! And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of
His GRACE, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by GRACE you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast,” Ephesians 2:4-9.
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s ABUNDANT PROVISION OF GRACE and of the GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS reign in life through
the one Man, Jesus Christ!” Romans 5:17.
“God, who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him GRACIOUSLY give us all things?”
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and The LORD Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual
blessing in the heavenly realms,” Ephesians 1:2-3.
“So he said to me, “This is the word of The LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says The LORD
of Hosts. What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain. Then he will bring forth the capstone accompanied by shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’” Zechariah 4:6-7.
By Deborah Waldron Fry
Sensitive to My Voice
By June Sheltrown Reinke
“Be sensitive to My Voice on the inside of you, and the leading
of My Spirit,” says The LORD.
“I will give you a gentle nudge, and not a push. You must pay attention to the seemingly subtle work of My Spirit in you.
“For I want to lead you continually as you choose to walk in My Will, walk in My Word, walk in My Spirit and My Light that I give you continually,” says The LORD.
“It is not
difficult, for I have not given you an obstacle course,” says The LORD.
“It is a straight and narrow path, and it is right in front of you. You need not focus on what is behind you, for
I AM your rear guard.
“I have your back. Do not look to the left or the right, for every crossroad you encounter will have a plain and straight path forward.
“You will not need to wonder if you should turn to the left or right. JUST follow ME, as I direct your now steps, and know that and your future is in My Hands.
“Let My voice
be what leads you into all truth, and wait on My instructions without your rushing ahead without My leadership.
“You will finish well as you hear and obey and follow the prompting of MY Spirit and
know that I will be with you always,” says the LORD.
By June Sheltrown Reinke
No More Trips Around the Mountain!
By Jo Ellen Stevens
Just Do It!
No More Trips Around the Mountain!
I heard The LORD saying to some of you today, “If you want to quit circling the mountain over and over then STOP blaming the devil and start doing
what I told you to do in the first place!
It is due season to step off this track and step into your destiny!
It is time to leave your stinkin’
thinkin’ behind and step into the new thing that has been within your reach for many years but that you could not seem to obtain!
You have learned that you can trust Me in your wilderness and you
have no more to lose, so it is time to just do it!
This is the season to jump in full force! Your promise land is awaiting you to take this step! This is not time to retreat but to stir yourself
We have much to do ahead and the day is dawning! What I have created you for is NOW! No more time wasting!
No more trips around the
mountain! Just do it!”
By Jo Ellen Stevens
Remember What God Has Promised!
By Thomas Downes
enemy may have come at you from one direction, but he will be scattered, and is being scattered, in seven different directions, because Jesus, the Lion of Judah, has arrived and has become your shield and your exceedingly great reward.
The LORD has no equal. He has no rival. There is no power that can ever overwhelm or overcome His intent.
Legions of angels are at His bidding. There is no army or any force
that quench the fire of His Presence.
Remember, that nothing is too hard for God. Whatever God has promised you, He is able also to perform.
without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he who comes to God must believe that He is God; and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 6:11.
be a performance of His good Word toward you to bring you back to the place of rich fulfillment, (Jeremiah 29:10)
By Thomas Downes
Look Babe, Oak Tree
By Kathy Mote
The Lord once said to me, Look, babe, Oak tree, and He showed me His hand, filled with rich, fertile soil. All I saw was the soil and said so. He smiled and said, I placed My seed in there. Today He reminded me of
that and said, I will have My way in all the Earth. My Word, My very breath of Life has been placed within you. It rises within you, bringing you to Me. My breath in you is your faith. My desire in you is My will and it does not fail. Someone needs to know
His great power to save today and rest in His arms. You are not the product of your own efforts as you labor to become all you are called, you are His. His love for you is a great fire within you and will not fail. His Word does not fail. He does not fail.
Photo credit Kathleen Clemons
His Word In You Is His Labor Of Love
His Word in you is His labor of love. I refer to what He is speaking into your heart right now. It is His desire to make you aware of Him. Once you realize this your
heart is filled with awe. The only place to go from here is into His arms.
Photo credit Kathleen Clemons
Knowing Who You Are
By Kathy Mote
Knowing who you are guards your heart against trying to be something you
are not. In a vision I see a baby elephant trying to perch on a wire amongst pigeons. That baby elephant doesn't belong with pigeons and wasn't meant to be a pigeon. That baby elephant shouldn't be grieved that he isn't a pigeon and won't have the approval
or acceptance of a pigeon. Beloved, it is the same with you. It is time for a deep and heart freeing revelation of who you are and where you fit in. Without truly knowing this you will not walk in it.
Don’t Suffer Alone
By Greg Laurie
thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
a Q-and-A session with our pastors awhile back, someone asked how to respond after their friend had recently committed suicide. How do they shine their light? How do they live in light of the circumstances?
is a very difficult thing to deal with, and there is so much pain and shock for the person’s family. When I come to a situation like this, I don’t try to explain it, because there are some things in life that are just inexplicable. Instead what
I try to do is comfort people, help them find perspective, and point them to the God of all comfort.
This is not in answer to the why, but it is pointing people to the whom. They need Christ. They need
to lean on Jesus Christ, trust in Jesus Christ, and hang on to Jesus Christ.
Truthfully, committing suicide is one of the most horrific, selfish things someone could do to those around them, because their
loved ones will suffer for years to come. There can be many things that can drive a person to such despair. It can be some crisis. It can be some moment of weakness. But understand where it’s coming from. Jesus said of the Devil, “The thief does
not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” In contrast Jesus added, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10 NKJV).
you’re getting hit with suicidal thoughts, go to someone—such as a pastor or mature Christian friends—and bring it into the light of day. Don’t suffer with this alone. Allow someone to love you and help you through it, to help you get
You are loved by God and by many people—more than you realize.
I completely surrender myself to you right now! I cry out for help in
Jesus Name! Deliver me from my own destructions in Jesus Name! Please help me right now! I submit myself to You in Jesus name . . . and now I resist the devils and they must flee! I am desperate for YOU!
I render the spirit of suicide, death & destruction, and the voice of the stranger powerless, paralyzed, impotent and silenced over me right now! They cannot communicate, manifest or transfer in any way! In Jesus Name!
pull down your strongholds. I dismantle all these works of darkness of suicide and self-destruction! You may not communicate, transfer, or manifest in any way toward me; you are finished, DEFEATED/DESTROYED at the Cross! The battle belongs to YOU the
Lord of Hosts and the gates of hell will not prevail over ME! I loose the Godly SPIRITS OF DESTRUCTION, BURNING, TORMENT and JUDGMENT ON these demons, works of darkness, & strongholds in Jesus name! I release the full power of heaven’s myriad
of holy warring angels to engage and destroy the strongholds, the works of darkness, wicked spirits. In the name of Jesus!
I call down the flames of God to not just exposing the snakes/demons/oppression/spirits of
offence/spiders/rats/ strongholds/works of darkness, suicide, voice of the stranger, all witchcraft, sorcery, sin & offences, wicked spirits all under the earth, above, & on the earth, but they drive them out, STRAIGHT INTO the fire, to be consumed
by the fire of the Lord. Let there be no escape for them because nothing and no one can escape the FIRE of the Lord! Turn them into ashes before eyes. This battle belongs now to YOU Lord of Hosts and the gates of hell will not prevail from this
day forward against me . . . In Jesus Name! Amen!
At the name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on Earth, and of those under the earth..." (Philippians 2:10)
Luke 10:1919 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. KJV
91:13 ...13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. KJV
Psalm of David.) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth
all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed
like the eagle's.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. KJV
"Change is Here with Unexpected
Opportunities and Upgrades"
By Anne Ballard
In this season, God is shining new light on Scripture so that you can perceive
His Word in a new and fresh way. What was once seen through the lens of condemnation and shame, the Lord is bringing clarity and revealing His goodness, hope, and truth.
For some of you, opportunities
will appear that may not appear to be upgrades, but as you step out in faith, you will see they are much better than you first expected. God is releasing wisdom and grace to make decisions. Peace will be a vital key as you trust in the Lord's timing and stand
strong against opposition. As you partner with Him in blessing those around you and focusing on His presence, He will lead you into the victory you were born to walk in.
"Truth's shining light guides me in my choices and decisions; the revelation of Your Word makes my pathway clear." (Psalm 119:105 The Passion Translation)
I recently saw a sunbeam shine on a
woman's arm, and as the light hit her arm, it became a rainbow as though it was shining through a crystal. The transmutation (changing into another nature, substance, form or condition) of the light brought a new perspective of her arm. It was highlighted
in a new and different way.
Right now, God is shining new light on the Scriptures. Many have only been made aware of how they fall short because they read the Bible through the lens of condemnation. The
grace was there in Scripture, but there also existed a lack of understanding in the verses.
Shame and condemnation have colored the way that many interact with the Bible, and it has kept them from a real
relationship with Jesus. Condemnation allows satan to cripple us more and more because we are focused on ourselves and our own shortcomings.
Through God's shining light, however, we can perceive the Scriptures
in a new way that reveals truth, hope, life, and joy. Take hold of the power to lay down your old lenses of shame and condemnation and receive the truth of God's Word with hope and love.
"Never doubt God's mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them
all, for His miraculous power constantly energizes you." (Ephesians 3:20 The Passion Translation)
Watch as opportunities present themselves that feel like an alternative to your current situation. At first,
they may not appear to be better opportunities, but as you step out in faith, you will find that they are actually better in ways you couldn't have seen if you had not taken that step. When the transition is over, you will have a list of improvements that
you weren't expecting. The way that you make this decision and even the steps leading to this decision will be easy and not require much effort.
Transitions that may initially seem like a lateral move
(equal to where you are now) will end up being an upgrade. You will discover ways that this move was an improvement over the former things once you make the move. Expect to see this become true in relationships, business transactions, and in seeing God's provision.
You may have an opportunity to move (houses, businesses, churches, jobs) and that option will be confirmed as you take a step of faith. Watch this month as God provides a way that ends up being even better than you
hoped or thought!
"So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God's perfect plan
of bringing good into our lives, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose." (Romans 8:28 The Passion Translation)
You may see a change that feels like it could potentially
be bad or expose a need, but it will suddenly be met in a timely, smooth, and easy way. Weather this change with courage and faith, trusting that God knew about this need before you did and He's working things out for your good.
It will be necessary to take the time to actually evaluate and examine the need thoroughly. After this, you will be more aware of God when He meets the need. Take the time you need to get down to the nitty-gritty and really examine the facts. There
will actually be a benefit in paring down, and you may not need as much as you thought you did.
For example, your income may be reduced by a certain amount, but in evaluating your finances you may realize
that you don't need several services that you were still paying for. Had you not forced yourself to look closely, you would not have even realized you were still paying for unnecessary things.
God is meeting
us as we do the work to examine our situation in light of a coming change.
Wisdom for Decisions
"And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom
and He will give it! He won't see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but He will overwhelm your failures with His generous grace." (James 1:5 The Passion Translation)
may find yourself in a situation where you need to make a decision, but because of circumstances, you may feel almost desperate or rushed. Don't cave to the pressure or frustration. Separate yourself from the situation so that you can think about what you
actually want to do. The process may take longer than you would like and that may make you feel like you need to rush, but take the time you need to have peace about your decision.
God is giving us wisdom
for our decisions and the grace we need to make them. He is creating opportunities to grow in decision making as we learn to trust Him in the process. God tells us that He will give us wisdom generously and without judging us whenever we ask (James 1:5). So
ASK! After this is over, you will be a better, wiser decision maker. Watch how He meets you in your need!
"But if you will listen,
I say to you, love your enemies and do something wonderful for them in return for their hatred. When someone curses you, bless that person in return. When you are mistreated and harassed by others, accept it as your mission to pray for them. To those who despise
you, continue to serve them and minister to them. If someone takes away your coat, give him as a gift your shirt as well." (Luke 6:27-29 The Passion Translation)
If you are facing a trial that looks like
an attack, persecution, or simply some opposition coming against you, victory can be yours! Stand strong by simply not engaging. Resist the powerful temptation to REACT, and instead seek God's truth for the situation found in Scripture and the wisdom of counsel.
Choose to keep your heart tender by not becoming offended or hurt. The moment that offense sets in, we have given the enemy an access point to derail us with his lies. There is tremendous power in choosing to bless
and forgive our offenders. The Bible tells us that in order to be forgiven, we must forgive others first (Mark 11:25). (Photo via Flickr)
Unforgiveness can quickly turn into bitterness and resentment,
which eventually leads to a hardened heart. In that place, it is much harder to turn back. Do not give weight or significance to the struggle, but instead focus on Jesus, who has every solution to every need.
is giving revelation of the tools that He has put at your disposal and the grace not to react to the enemy's schemes. Use your tools wisely; bless them, pray for them, renounce any agreement with what was coming against you (condemnation, rejection, offense,
fear, etc.). Declare that you are choosing to tap into God's wisdom and solutions for your situation. Choose peace instead of reacting and lashing back. If God is for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)?
• God's light is illuminating Scripture to me!
• Transitions lead to upgrades!
• I stand with courage and faith in light of a coming change.
• God gives me wisdom and grace for my decisions.
• I seek God's solutions.
By Anne Ballard
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Urgent Call to Pray for Religious Freedom in Our Nation"
By Cindy Jacobs
"For you were
called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (Galatians 5:13 NASB)
I can remember a time in
America where God was honored in everything we did. We honored Him in schools when we asked His blessing on our day with a brief prayer. We honored Him from our courtrooms to our sporting events. Most every formal institution began proceedings by calling on
the name of the Lord our God, His wisdom, His mercy, His care, and His justice. We humbly asked Him for His divine intervention in our affairs and decisions.
Where has that America
gone? Slowly, ever so slowly, we have become more secularized and pushed God out of the public square. How can we think we do not need His direction? How prideful that is!
Enough Is Enough!
The result of our dishonoring Him as a culture is that He is now being forcibly pushed out of even our personal businesses. Recently, even churches are under open attack. There are godless
men and women who desire to see God removed from society completely! They want God relegated to our private lives within our own homes. I say, "Enough is enough!"
I am so thankful
for President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Special Ambassador of Religious Freedom Sam Brownback (a long-time friend), and a number of Christian senators and U.S. representatives who are working to reverse this cultural dismissal of our Lord.
Church, I am asking that we honor God openly everywhere we go. Talk about Him everywhere you go. Worship Him openly wherever you go. Take your Bibles to school and read them there. Talk to
your children about Him as you go about your day. Pray publicly. Write your legislators and tell them you support them. We can make God the Lord of our nation once again! Welcome Him!
The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual's religious practices. It guarantees freedom of
expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.
• Pray concerning our religious freedom and our right to preach, teach, worship and observe our religious beliefs.
• Pray we stand firm for our religious freedom: "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1 NASB).
• Pray we will continue to have "...the right to follow the dictates of our conscience and the demands of our religious conviction" (President Trump). "So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our
spoken word or by our letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15 ESV).
• Pray for unity and peace: "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" (Ephesians
• Pray we love one another: "Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord" (Leviticus 19:18 GNT).
As we pray standing on the Word of God, He is faithful to hear our prayers. "And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him" (1 John 5:15).
For the future of our nation,
By Cindy Jacobs
Elijah List Publications
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321
“My Son and My Daughter,
I Am the God of Suddenly and Exceedingly”
By Russ Walden
says today, "My son and My daughter, I am the God of suddenly and exceedingly." I will come suddenly to your defense in this season. I will multiply you exceedingly in this season. I will come suddenly to your aid and bring My "exceedingly" with Me, for I
am not a hesitant God, and I am not an anemic God. When you are thirsting, I will not come to you with a dropper of water to cool your tongue. I will come with an ocean of refreshing and pour out upon you that which you cannot contain. Avert your eyes, My
son and My daughter! Look not upon that which the enemy is doing, for I am about to execrate the enemy from your life. The enemy has trifled with you and annoyed you and thought to distract you from that destiny which I am unfolding in this season.
The enemy is going to experience the woodshed of God in this season. There is going to be a spanking of those he's using because I chasten those I love when they set themselves in adversity against that which I am
doing in the lives of My children. The payoff is here, says the Father. It is not far off. I am provisioning you, so get out your checkbook and write the check! Today you will see a cloud the size of a man's hand. On the morrow, the windows of heaven will
open. I am a God of "suddenly and exceedingly!" Be encouraged this day. It is a new day, and it is a new season. Old things are passed, and new things have arrived. Rejoice!
FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
THE RIGHTEOUSLY MOTIVATED WILL LIVE BY THEIR
FAITH, TRUST AND OBEDIENCE
Words of prophecy:
* Put your trust in the Anointing - not only abiding in you, but the Anointing abiding in all those with whom you have to do. Never trust in anything that has its origin apart from
My Spirit. For EVERY word spoken and every action carried out APART My Spirit is unrighteously motivated - without exception.
...."But as for you, the anointing
(the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must
abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him]".... 1 John 2:27 The Amplified Translation
The righteously motivated will live by
their faith, trust, and obedience. The unrighteously motivated will live by their pride, fear and unbelief [mistrust].
...."Behold, as for the proud one, his
soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith".... Habakkuk 2:4 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who live by faith and trust in You, and in Your Word - a people who allow the Holy Spirit to lead us and empower us in ALL of our ways. And we declare all of these things DONE [on
an ongoing basis], in Jesus' Name. Amen.
...."But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to
your remembrance all that I said to you ".... John 14:26 NASB
...."But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will
not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come ".... John 16:13 NASB
The Word helps in casting down vain imaginations that exhalt
itself above the knowledge of the Lord. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. To use a reading
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