Spirit of Prophecy

A New Day Dawning





















The coming days will bring greater dimensions of darkness in the world; yet our hope is for the appearing of God's weighty Presence.

As I am putting the final touches on this article, my daughter-in-law is preparing to give birth to my grandson, Isaac. It was prophesied before his conception that his birth would be a prophetic sign for our ministry and mark timing for the body at large. I do believe something is about to arrive and the dawning of a new day is imminent. The child of covenant and promise is about to be birthed.

Even so, I find myself in this spiritual dilemma; I've seen the great needs of our generation, yet I'm being compelled by the Spirit to pull aside and "wait on God." Presently, I have been required to remain at home for a season. I am daily spending hours in prayer, meditating on God's Word and waiting upon the Spirit. There is something of vital importance that we must obtain in this season that is essential to move forward. Perhaps many others are in a similar place.

The Open Door

As emphasized in Revelation 3:20, the Lord stands at the door and knocks and to him who hears and opens the door to his heart, the Lord will dine with him. This is an individual commission and requires an individual response. On the other side of the "open door" we will find Living Word revelation vital for this season and the Heavenly blueprint.

The fullness of the ministry model God has ordained to respond to the great needs and challenges of the 21st Century is not presently on the Earth. It is something that we must obtain from behind the veil in the unseen realm. It is the hidden manna reserved and set apart for this generation that will equip the Bride of Christ without spot or wrinkle and empower her for the harvest.

Hebrew 8:4-6 tells us how Moses discovered the Heavenly pattern for his generation.

Now if He were on earth, He would not be a priest at all, since there are those who offer the gifts according to the Law; who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for, "SEE," He says, "THAT YOU MAKE all things ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN WHICH WAS SHOWN YOU ON THE MOUNTAIN."

It seems that oftentimes Moses was required at the most inopportune time to pull aside and ascend the mountain of God to receive insight, instruction and empowerment. It was on the mountain that Moses obtained the heavenly pattern for the Tabernacle and God’s ordained order of worship. So it is today.

Lessons Learned

Great value is placed upon learning from our past mistakes. In the prior generation many distinguished leaders found themselves captured by doing things for God and unknowingly lost their sensitivity to the voice of His Spirit. It is imperative that we guard against doing so much for God, when our invitation is to do things with Him. Even so, that is in no way an endorsement on complacency.

Our highest purpose is to have relationship with Him. Intimacy with the Lord is the essence of our design in Creation and the highest purpose in the restoration of all things. To walk with God in the "cool of the day," is still our foremost aspiration. It is in that place of “union” that we are empowered to influence our culture and manifest His Kingdom.

The earth is entering into a season of travail. World systems will be powerless in responding to the needs that are about to be present in the earth. Even those obtaining revelation through spirits of divination are prognosticating essentially the same thing. Only when anointed with the Holy Spirit can the Church impart wisdom and revelation that will provide genuine light in this dark generation!

The day is fast approaching when the prophetic ministry of the Church, through the spirit and power of Elijah resting upon a company of people, will once again encounter the "prophets of Baal" in a Mount Carmel showdown. We must contend for that higher standard.

When the genuine is present, it makes the counterfeit appear all the more perverted. The Church should not fear to take the prophetic gospel to the marketplace where our enemy is presently attempting—often successfully —to dominate. This generation is desperate for authentic spiritual representation from the Kingdom of Light.

In another Old Testament example, the 400 prophets of Ahab each received spiritual revelation containing measures of truth, yet the origin was a deceiving spirit the Lord allowed because of Ahab's unrighteous leadership. A true prophet of God, Micaiah, was then summoned who was able to soar above the deceiving spirit and receive a true revelation from God's heart (1 Kings 22:1-28).

Spiritual discernment and a good foundation in truth clearly identify false revelation, thereby motivating the believer to press in all the more earnestly to receive the genuine. The Spirit of Truth will render the false spirits of revelation powerless, as with Paul, Elijah, and other loyal servants of the Lord. Instead of their prophecies bringing numbness to us, those with the true revelatory mantle will precipitate immobility and disarray in the camp of the enemy. Light dispels darkness. Amen

David’s Example

Although David's destiny was one of greatness and divine favor, he was required to endure times of separation and hardship before being released into the fullness of his calling. It was during these difficult times that character was being forged to prepare him for being a king. Decisions he made in the wilderness helped formulate the pattern of David's life when he ascended to the throne.

A similar situation has occurred for many in the Church. It appears our enemies are prevailing, despite great promises given to us by the Holy Spirit. However, it is during times of disappointment and hardship that divine character is formed in us; we are purged and purified from our own carnal plans and agendas and equipped to faithfully accommodate the anointing. Righteous decisions that are made during these dry intervals will reap immeasurable dividends throughout the coming seasons of great prosperity that we are transitioning into.

While experiencing the baptism of trials, it is challenging to wait upon the Lord for His perfect timing in releasing all His promises to us. Like David, we cry out to the Lord, "How long must we endure these difficult and trying times?" Patiently, the Lord admonishes us to "be still" and wait for the completion of His sanctifying work of grace within us, allowing the full release of His anointing through us.

However, our tendency during these times is to "do something." So we often misinterpret ministry activity as "doing the will of the Father" and confuse endless motion with progress. In Matthew 7, Jesus describes many who were involved in ministry but their eternal destiny was outer darkness.

Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. —Matthew 7:21

In doing the Father's will, we access the Kingdom of Heaven and find favor and grace during times of need. In the Scripture, one of the Hebrew terms translated as "salvation" is yeshuash, which denotes deliverance, welfare, prosperity, and victory. Its unique application bespeaks deliverance from present troubles and the assurance that the Lord is aware of our condition and will intervene on our behalf. He assures us, saying:

'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. —Jeremiah 29:11

Our Savior's plans for us are for welfare and prosperity, not calamity. However, wilderness experiences are allowed to establish godly character in us and to allow us to sow seeds of righteousness that will reap bountiful harvests in the seasons ahead. We must pray with the same assurance as David, despite the external circumstances and trustingly realize that the Lord is faithful to His promises. Not one of His promises has ever failed in all of history.

Beholding God’s Beauty

After years of walking with the Lord, David gave expression to his heart's longing. He had ultimately concluded there was only one thing he truly desired and one thing that would fully satisfy the purpose of his life: to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life and to behold the beauty of the Lord and meditate in His Temple (Psalm 27:4).

David's passion was to gaze upon and perceive the Lord's beauty and delight in His loveliness. His expression signifies an experiential comprehension of the beauty realm of Heaven. Can we behold the King in all His beauty?

In Isaiah 33:14-15, the Holy Spirit through the prophet Isaiah asks a revealing question: "Who can live with continual burning?" Or, in other words: Who can live in an atmosphere where there are perpetual expressions of God's justice? The prophet provides the answers:

1. The one who walks righteously.
2. The one who speaks with sincerity.
3. The one who rejects unjust gain.
4. The one who shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe.
5. The one who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed.
6. The one who shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.

Such a person lives in a state of consecration and purity, which allows them to dwell in the heavenly heights; their refuge will be the impregnable Rock. Such a person's heavenly bread will be provided and their spiritual water source will be sure. Such a person's eyes will see the King in all of His beauty and will behold the far-distant land (Isaiah 33:14-17).

Although the Lord first appeared as the suffering Lamb, He is now being revealed as the victorious King. Presently, Heaven is unveiling the Lord's great glory and kingly authority. It is our outstanding privilege to be offered the opportunity to possess anointed eyes to see, behold, and perceive the revelation of the King and His Kingdom design.

To Behold by Revelation

According to biblical scholars, the Hebrew word chazah means "to see, behold, or select for oneself." It appears fifty four times, and in every period of biblical Hebrew. Chazah literally signifies the ability to see "in a prophetic vision or as a seer in an ecstatic state." In Numbers 24:4 the word means to see by way of a prophet's vision, to see with intelligence and by an experience.

The oracle of him who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered,

Through biblical promises, opportunities are given to apprehend experientially the glory attributes of God in perceptible and tangible ways as we “wait” upon Him. The sum of David's passions were captured in that one thing.

May it also be our chief desire to see, behold, comprehend, and explore the mysteries and infinite riches of the Lord's goodness and beauty and discover His plans and purposes for this unique hour in which we live so that we can build according to God’s ordained model.

To visit Paul Keith and Wanda, go to:

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Time for Justice . . .

Volume XXXII Issue I January 2013
 http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org

An Epidemic Of Chaos, Error, And Fearful Sights!


"For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."
Romans 1:26-32
"Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."
II Peter 3:13-18
"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life."
I John 5:19-20
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will examine recent events which indicate the people of the earth are living in an increasingly desperate and wicked age. As I write this newsletter, another year is drawing to a close, and this has been a year of many amazing events as well as numerous incidents of unspeakable evil, treachery, and heartbreak. The contents of this newsletter will bring us face-to-face with the very harsh realities of this world, and it is my prayer that in doing so, we will all feel strongly compelled to draw nigh unto God and seek Him with a whole heart.

In Romans, chapter 1, we read of many evil characteristics that plague this sinful world. Each of these despicable sins was already common in the days of the Apostle Paul, but as we grow closer to the end of time, this profusion of wickedness has greatly intensified. Sadly, numerous atrocities were committed in the year 2012, including many senseless killings in the United States.

One such horrific incident occurred on July 20, 2012, when a gunman entered a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and went on a murderous rampage, which claimed the lives of twelve people and wounded fifty-eight more. (1) Less than one month later, on August 5, 2012, a gunman entered a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and then proceeded to murder six people in cold blood while wounding four more. (2)

However, the most shocking mass shooting of the year took place on December 14, 2012, when a disturbed twenty year-old male brutally murdered his own mother and then traveled to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where he mercilessly slaughtered twenty young children and six adults. (3) Amongst the dead were twelve girls and eight boys who were each between the ages of six and seven. (4) I have no doubt in my mind that this brutal assault on young children was spurred by demonic influence. In fact, it has now come to light that there is a sinister connection between the mass shooting of July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, and the mass shooting which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The film being shown at the movie theater in Colorado when the massacre occurred was The Dark Knight Rises. It has been reported that in this movie, at the one hour and fifty-eight minute mark, a map featuring a strike zone is briefly shown, and the only visible location on the map is Sandy Hook. (5) Promotional material for The Dark Knight Rises, which was distributed in 2011, also features a map which prominently shows Sandy Hook as being located near "Strike Zone 1" which is a point of attack within the plot of the movie. (6) Is this just a coincidence? Many people would insist that it is; however, I believe it indicates a demonic synergy between the two mass shooting incidents.

Although the United States has experienced mass shootings before, this incident was unlike most of the others because the majority of the victims were of such a young age. This horrific event has sparked outrage throughout the United States, and some politicians are now using it as a pretense to enact strict gun control regulations. Regarding gun control, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated the following, "It's time for the president, I think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do - not go to Congress and say, 'What do you guys want to do?' This should be his number one agenda." (7)

Numerous celebrities have also expressed support for stricter gun regulations. In fact, a full page ad, signed by over 100 notable public figures, was published in the December 19, 2012, printing of the New York Times. The ad states the following, "The time has come for courage. The courage to make our schools and workplaces, our shopping malls and movie theaters - all the places we share every day - safe from gun violence. The courage to stand up to the NRA (National Rifle Association) - to put human life ahead of extreme ideology. The courage to ban weapons of mass murder that at anytime, anywhere, can turn America into a killing field." (8) In response to the public outcry, Barack Obama has vowed to make gun control a point of emphasis in his second presidential term. "This time, the words need to lead to action. I will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this," Obama declared. (9)

Unfortunately, banning firearms from private ownership would do little to alleviate violent crime. Violent offenders who commit these crimes are already breaking the law, and there will always be an underground market for guns even if they are made illegal to own. We must remember that the founding fathers of the United States wrote the second amendment of the Bill of Rights as a countermeasure to the rise of a tyrannical government. While it is safe to say that any opposition to the rising one-world antichrist government might be massively outgunned, disarming the people would only make such a takeover that much easier. It was George Mason, a delegate from Virginia to the United States Constitutional Convention, who once made the following thought provoking statement, "[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually." (10)

It is worthwhile to note that Xinhua News Service in China, which is the official mouthpiece for the communist government of China, has published an article entitled "Innocent Blood Demands No Delay for U.S. Gun Control." (11) It is somewhat ironic that the Chinese government would voice concern over the loss of innocent young lives in the United States since they often force pregnant mothers to undergo abortions in order to comply with the regime's strict limit on family size. The Chinese government is also well-known for arresting Christians who participate in unsanctioned worship services in their country. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also made it clear that he favors disarming the populace. "I totally agree with those who are against free arms circulation. This is my principled position," Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page. (12)

Clearly, we are living in a very volatile and uncertain time in the United States. However, it is important to remember that even if the powers that be are successful in disarming the American people, we can still rely on our Lord and Savior and trust that His perfect will is always done. We do not need to be afraid of what the future may bring, for as it says in Deuteronomy 31:6, "Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

Homosexuality: A Mainstream Lifestyle!

The year of 2012 was notable for many reasons. One of the changes we are now seeing manifested in the United States of America is a mainstream embracement of homosexuality. A recent survey published by CBS News found that 51 percent of respondents favored allowing gay marriage in the United States. Of the respondents between the ages 18-29, an astounding 72 percent expressed support for gay marriage. (13) Another example of the shift in the attitude of the American people became apparent on November 6, 2012, when the citizens of three states, Washington, Maryland, and Maine, voted to legalize same-sex marriage. (14)

Same-sex marriage has been embraced wholeheartedly by the state of Washington. In fact, the city hall in Seattle, Washington, set up five chapels specifically designated for same sex couples. "In preparation for the festivities, local artists Jennifer Zeyl and and Celeste Cooning, with help from city staff, are decking out the building's large lobby to make decorations for some 140 planned weddings. The decorations consist of several self-contained areas that will act as individual 'chapels' within the lobby space," announced the city via its website. (15) These ceremonies took place on December 9, 2012, which was the first day gay couples were allowed to get married in the state of Washington. One of the homosexual men who was married that day described the event as follows, "We're totally thrilled. We had looked at this as maybe a day we would sign a piece of paper and seal the deal, and instead we're having this huge party being thrown in our honor. It's just mind blowing." (16)

Another historic event occurred on December 1, 2012, when a same-sex couple was married for the first time at the United States Military Academy at West Point. (17) The couple's use of the facility's chapel was made possible by Barack Obama's repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" last year. In September 2011, the Pentagon issued a statement declaring that "determinations regarding the use of DOD (Department of Defense) real property and facilities for private functions, including religious and other ceremonies, should be made on a sexual-orientation neutral basis, provided such use is not prohibited by applicable state and local laws." (18)

There is a growing consensus amongst Republican politicians and public figures that they must embrace same-sex marriage if there is to be any hope that their political party will survive. Speaking of gay marriage, former House Speaker and Republican candidate for president, Newt Gingrich stated the following, "It is in every family. It is in every community. The momentum is clearly in the direction of finding some way to accommodate and deal with reality. And the reality is going to be that in a number of American states - and it will be more after 2014 - gay relationships are going to be legal, period." Mr. Gingrich further went on to say, "I didn't think [gay marriage] was inevitable 10-15 years ago… It didn't seem at the time to be anything like the wave of change we are now seeing." (19)

As Christians, we know that the Holy Bible clearly condemns homosexuality as a sin. However, there is a new effort by the homosexual community to nullify the Scriptures which disapprove of their lifestyle. On December 27, 2012, a press release was issued which announced the publication of a new Bible known as the "Queen James Bible." The front cover of this so-called Bible is adorned with a rainbow colored cross (20), and while otherwise identical to the King James Version, it edits the key verses which regard the homosexual way of life. (21) According to the editor's notes, the modified verses are Genesis 19:5, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, I Corinthians 6:9-10, I Timothy 1:10 and Jude 1:7. (21) The editor's notes also includes this heretical statement at the end of the document, "We didn't change anything else to create this edition of the Queen James Bible. The Queen James Bible resolves any homophobic interpretations of the Bible, but the Bible is still filled with inequality and even contradictions that we have not addressed. No Bible is perfect, including this one. We wanted to make a book filled with the word of God that nobody could use to incorrectly condemn God's LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender) children, and we succeeded." (22)

Has God changed his opinion on homosexuality? In Malachi 3:6, we read "For I am the LORD, I change not…" There are very serious consequences for those who attempt to alter the Word of God to fit their own personal beliefs. In Romans 1:25 we are warned of those who "changed the truth of God into a lie." Remarkably, the next two verses in the chapter specifically identify homosexuals as part of the group who would do this. We are also warned in Deuteronomy 4:2, "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you."

America - A Land Of Government Dependency!

For a large segment of American citizens, the quality of life has greatly declined in recent years. We are now beginning to see the consequences of poor economic policies by the Obama Administration which has forced millions of people to become dependent on the government to care for their needs. While Barack Obama continues to insist that America is back on track, a close examination of the facts tells a different story.

In the United States, there are now over 100 million people receiving some form of welfare. (23) In fact, welfare spending has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama began his first term as president in 2009. (24) The rapid expansion of entitlement programs has become a cause for alarm for Jeff Sessions, a Republican Senator from the state of Alabama. "No longer should we measure compassion by how much money the government spends but by how many people we help to rise out of poverty. Welfare assistance should be seen as temporary whenever possible, and the goal must be to help more of our fellow citizens attain gainful employment and financial independence," Sessions said. (25) Amazingly enough, 62 percent of the federal budget for the fiscal year 2012 was spent on entitlement programs. (26) It is interesting to note that in 1969, only 2.8 million Americans were receiving food stamps. By the year of 2009, that number had increased to 31.9 million recipients, and since that time it has reached a record high of over 47 million people. (27) According to a recent news report, the recipients of food stamps now exceed the total combined populations of Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (28)

Sadly, a recent article in the New York Times makes the claim that many families in the United States have become so dependent on handouts from the government that they are willing to sacrifice the education of their children. In fact, some parents have intentionally removed their children from literacy programs because it put them in jeopardy of losing their monthly checks which they receive because their children cannot read or write. "One of the ways you get on this [welfare] program is having problems in school. If you do better in school, you threaten the income of the parents. It's a terrible incentive," said Richard V. Buckhauser, an economist at Cornell University. (29) Today there are more than 1.2 million children receiving Supplemental Security Income or SSI in the United States. Although some of these children suffer from a legitimate disability, others in the program do not, and they are likely to be dependent on the government for the rest of their lives. According to a study from 2009, about two-thirds of those children will continue receiving SSI after they transition into adulthood. (30)

The Bible does instruct us to be charitable and to help the poor. However, assistance given to those in need should be done with the intent of helping them rise out of poverty, not keeping them in it. I believe Obama has intentionally expanded welfare programs in the United States because he wants the masses to be dependent on the government. Such people will be far more compliant with government demands and willing to do anything to keep receiving their handouts. Many would probably even accept a mark in their right hand or forehead if it was a requirement to receive benefits from various welfare programs.

Efforts To Make Science Fiction Into Science Fact!

In this modern world, technology advances so quickly that it is often difficult to keep up with all of the latest developments. While many technologies have been developed under the pretense of making our lives easier, much of it is also being quietly designed to serve as the infrastructure for the forthcoming antichrist beast system.

How does the technology industry envision the future? A revealing article published on October 15, 2012, describes what Eric E. Schmidt, the executive chairman at Google, believes the future will be like. He describes a world with driverless cars, devices that return phone calls and schedule events automatically by using artificial intelligence, and a micro-robot which he ingests that will monitor his health. Mr. Schmidt describes a system which encompasses every aspect of the human life and grants instant access to all available information to every man, woman and child on the globe, even those in third world countries currently bereft of any technological advancements. "Imagine going from no information to all the world's information with one device. No textbooks to all textbooks. No language to all language," Schmidt said. It is Google's hope that technology will become so entwined with our human experience that it will become second-nature and that people will forget that it is even there. "Eventually technology just disappears. It's the ultimate achievement," Schmidt declared. (31)

Members of the National Intelligence Council have also offered their predictions regarding what they believe the world will be like in the future. One technology they expect to see developed by the year 2030 are artificial limbs which connect with the human neurological system. "As replacement limb technology advances, people may choose to enhance their physical selves as they do with cosmetic surgery today. Future retinal eye implants could enable night vision, and neuro-enhancements could provide superior memory recall or speed of thought. Brain-machine interfaces could provide 'super-human' abilities, enhancing strength and speed, as well as providing functions not previously available," said members of the Council in a written statement. (32)

Meanwhile, scientists are making significant strides in the field of genetic engineering. In October 2012, it was reported that two types of genetically modified animals had been born. One animal is a genetically modified cow which produces milk that is free of an allergy-inducing protein known as beta-lactoglobulin. The other animal is a pig with disrupted genes that they hope will be useful in the study of human atherosclerosis. The scientists involved with the process are very proud of their accomplishments. "In essence, we are just mimicking an evolutionary process with precise, man-made editors," stated Bruce Whitelaw, a molecular biologist at the Roslin Institute in the United Kingdom. (33)

Reports have also surfaced indicating that human cloning may be possible in the not so distant future. According to Sir John Gurdon, a scientist who has worked extensively on cloning, human copies may be occupying this planet within the next fifty years. He has suggested that parents who have lost a child may soon be able to have a new clone produced in the lab. "I take the view that anything you can do to relieve suffering or improve human health will usually be widely accepted by the public - that is to say if cloning actually turned out to be solving some problems and was useful to people, I think it would be accepted," Gurdon stated. (34) He further went on to say, "The average vote on that is 60 percent in favor. The reasons for 'no' are usually that the new child would feel they were some sort of a replacement for something and not valid in their own right. But if the mother and father, if relevant, want to follow that route, why should you or I stop them?" (35)

The rapid development of technology has also brought about advanced new weapons the likes of which have never been seen before. One such weapon is a new missile equipped with microwaves, which has the capability of disabling computer systems without harming people or building structures. The project, which is codenamed the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project, or CHAMP, was recently tested in the Utah desert by the aerospace and defense contractor Boeing. A representative from Boeing by the name of Keith Coleman was ecstatic over the results of their test. "In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy's electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive. We hit every target we wanted and made science fiction into science fact. When the computers went out, it actually took out the cameras as well. It was fantastic," Coleman declared. (36) Although this technology sounds remarkable, it could be devastating to the United States and other advanced nations in the Western world if it fell into the wrong hands. Professor Trevor Taylor of the Royal United Services Institute expressed grave concern over this possibility. "The historical record shows that important technologies developed in one country are developed elsewhere within a short period - look what happened with regard to the USSR and nuclear weapons. Should the U.S. be known to have developed such a technology to the production stage, it would drive others to try to act similarly. Western countries are more dependent on electronics-based IT than others and would be vulnerable to extensive disruption," Professor Taylor opined. (37)

Intensifying Persecution Of Christians In The Last Days!

In yet another indicator of the time in which we live, persecution of the Christian people around the world has continued to intensify in these last days. In Matthew 24:9, Jesus warned us that such persecution would occur when he told us, "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake."

According to a report published in December 2012, an estimated 200 million Christians are persecuted around the world at this present time. "It is generally accepted that many faith-based groups face discrimination or persecution to some degree. A far less widely grasped fact is that Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers," stated a report by the think tank Civitas. (38) Persecution is widespread in China, where the godless communist government believes the underground growth of Christianity is spurred on by manipulation from western countries. "Western powers, with America at their head, deliberately export Christianity to China and carry out all kinds of illegal evangelistic activities. Their basic aim is to use Christianity to change the character of the regime… in China and overturn it," insisted Ma Hucheng, an advisor for the Chinese government. (39) The persecution against Christians is most extreme in the Islamic dominated countries of the Middle East. In fact, those who convert to Christianity in Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, and Iran often face a death penalty for leaving the Islamic faith. Persecution in the Middle East is so severe that the previously cited report by Civitas claims that Christianity could soon become extinct in the region. "There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands," the report states. (40)

Many of us are blessed to live in a region of the world where we can practice our Christian beliefs openly without fear of reprisal for the most part. However, we must remember that we too may face persecution in the future. In any case, we should always remember the words of Jesus recorded in Matthew 5:11-12, "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."

In closing, I know there is much more that could be said about the amazing events happening all around us each and every day. The year of 2012 was truly a significant time period in history insomuch that Luke 21:10-11 provides a very accurate description of the last twelve months. These Scriptures warn us, "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven." It is of the utmost importance that we continue to watch and pray as we see the signs unfold all around us that indicate Jesus Christ is coming soon. If you have not yet completely given your heart to God, I urge you to do so now.


Samuel David Meyer

FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

 

December 30th 2012
THE "PLACE CALLED DONE" IS A VERY PROFOUND KINGDOM-TRUTH

Words of Prophecy

* Abiding in the "place called done" is the place of absolute faith, love and power [authority].

* There is "a place called done
[finished]" a place wherein one not only begins to grasp the reality of the finished work of My Dear Son but abides there in the power of the Holy Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation; the Spirit of Love; the Spirit of Truth; the Spirit of Christ]. In this place [spiritual positioning] [Ephesians 2:4-6], one comes to the full realization of the spiritual reality behind the Cross, the Resurrection and the Ascension. In this place, they enter into the fullness of the stature of Christ [and the completeness found in Him] - and, thus, come to appropriate the fullness of their precious inheritance and destiny, in Him.

...."If because of the sabbath [rest], you turn your foot from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath [rest] a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable, And honor it, desisting from your own ways, From seeking your own pleasure And speaking your own word, THEN you will take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth [Ephesians 2:6]; And I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken".... Isaiah 58:13-14 NASB

"rest" - entrance into true Sabbath rest is the departure from reliance upon oneself in ANY way through the entrance into Grace [divine empowerment] by faith - on an ongoing basis. Jesus did it ALL and, thus, we have NO part except to believe [continually exercise faith] in the finished work that He, alone, accomplished at Calvary. Truly, we can do NOTHING apart from Him [Grace] [John 15:5]!

...."For we are God's [own] handiwork [His workmanship], recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined [planned beforehand] for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]".... Ephesians 2:10 The Amplified Translation

The "place called Done" is a very profound
[and absolute] Kingdom-truth. The "place called Done" is the place wherein one rests in the "finished" work of the Lord Jesus Christ - through the continual exercising of an absolute faith, love and obedience. It is also the place wherein the Grace of God "abounds" towards one [leading and empowering them perfectly in ALL things] - and, thus, as one simply carries on from "revelation to revelation" [faith to faith and obedience to obedience] they cannot fail to inherit the blessing[s] that have ALREADY been prepared for them from before the foundations of the earth - with a view to them fulfilling ALL that they were created for, in Christ.
 

With God all things are Possible . . . with the Depression came Victory at D-Day!

D-Day




















Several years ago Mahesh Chavda gave me the book, D-Day by Stephen Ambrose, stating that he thought it contained a message for me. It did. In fact, I think it contains a crucial message for the church in our time.

Even the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin, acknowledged that the Allied invasion of Europe on D-Day was one of the most extraordinary human accomplishments in history. The plans were so complex that they required hundreds of units, and tens of thousands of men to be at exactly the right place to accomplish their mission by the designated time. When Winston Churchill viewed the plans, he felt the entire mission was an exercise in insanity. If just one unit failed to meet their objective, it could throw off the entire operation. He knew this kind of complex operation was hardly possible in the best-run small organization, much less an entire army. Not only was such coordination between so many units from the navies, armies, and air forces of different nations, far beyond anything that had been accomplished before, even in war games, but they had to cope with a desperate and powerful enemy who would challenge them at every point. Churchill was sure that it could not be done. Then he looked up and saw the confidence of General Eisenhower, and immediately agreed that they could do it!

After leaving the meeting with Eisenhower, Churchill acknowledged to General Montgomery that the plan was impossible, but he also marveled at how differently he felt every time he looked at Eisenhower. In truth, the entire plan that Eisenhower had put together was far too complex, far beyond the ability of any army on earth to accomplish, and would in fact collapse within the first twenty minutes of the invasion. Of the hundreds of different units with specific objectives for that day, not more than a few dozen actually accomplished them. Many actually landed on beaches miles from where they were supposed to be. Under the merciless fire of the Germans, it was impossible for them to march down the beach to get to the right places.

The confusion on the beach itself caused a great number of men to get completely separated from their units, with some not being reunited for weeks. From the beginning, the beaches were a caldron of death and chaos. The insanely intricate plan the generals had spent years developing was useless, even before the sun had fully risen. Even so, it worked! The Allies won. How did this happen?

Sergeants and junior officers improvised, making up their own plans as they went. If they couldn't accomplish their own objectives they would take up someone else's, hoping another group would accomplish theirs. They won the day because in the midst of terrible confusion they did not let the confusion prevail. They took initiative and fought with all they had. Nineteen and twenty year-old sergeants and lieutenants boldly made decisions that should have been reserved for generals. Everyone decided to do whatever it took to win and worry about who got the credit or blame later.

Stephen Ambrose wrote that it was not the plan that won that day, and not even the might of the army, but democracy won the Battle of D-Day. Freedom had produced men and women who could think for themselves. Freedom is hard. It is hard to make decisions, and freedom allows many mistakes to be made. These mistakes can cause very hard times, such as the Great Depression these young men and women had grown up in. In the Depression, the government did not have the kind of "safety nets" that we do now. If you did not take initiative, you could very well starve. The hard times had worked in them an ability to survive and take initiative even under the worst of circumstances. One could actually say that the Great Depression was what enabled the Allies to win World War II.

In contrast to the Allied forces, even the German generals could not make a decision without approval from Berlin. If the German officers had the same freedom to react to the circumstances as needed, they could have quickly and easily repelled even the most organized invasion. And the one that hit the beaches on D-Day in such confusion and disorder would have presented an easy task.

Did General Eisenhower know the day would unfold as it did? To some degree he must have. Every soldier who has experienced battle knows that no battle ever unfolds as it is planned. The force that can best cope with the confusion of battle and take decisive action will win. Any general would have known this outrageously complex plan would never unfold the way it was planned, and Eisenhower must have too. Just as every successful football coach will spend days formulating a brilliant game plan, they usually know they will have to throw it away quickly, since situations on the field rarely unfold according to such neat plans.

What does this have to do with us? As we are told in I John 5:19, "We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." We are living in enemy territory. We have been dropped behind enemy lines! We are an invasion force that is here to retake the land. What kind of soldier is the church producing for this invasion? Will they have the faith, resolution, and courage to take initiative when they need to? Or are we producing automatons that have been so conditioned by a weak and intimidated leadership that they cannot function without the approval of others?

As Dr. R.T. Kendall points out in his classic work, Believing God, it seems that the only common denominator found with those listed in Hebrews 11 is that they all did something no one had ever done before. Is that not one of the greatest demonstrations of faith, to press beyond the present limits, to take initiative, and be creative? Is that not what Jonathan did when he attacked the Philistine garrison with just an armor bearer? Is that not what David did when he slew Goliath? He was not even in the army yet!

True faith is only experienced when we press beyond our comfort level. Great faith requires that we even step out past others. The greatest faith may be going where no one has gone before, and doing what no one has done before. However, faith is not from trust in ourselves, but in the One whom we know rules over all.

Author:
Rick Joyner

Seven Spirits Of God

























An emerging company of believers is arising. There is an equipping of Kingdom leadership for the 21st Century taking place across the nations. The Lord Himself has been purifying a God-appointed leadership who will walk out their divine assignment and stay within their measure of rule (2Cor 10:12-18). Leadership summits to help prepare these leaders will increase.

One of Emerging Daniel Company’s mandates is to help prepare, equip and strengthen leadership to reclaim mantles of revelation and power for the purpose of advancing His kingdom. This new emerging leadership will be empowered and taught by the Seven Spirits of God (Isa 11:2). In order for us to fulfill the greater works spoken by Jesus in John 14:12, we are going to need these seven impartations from the Spirit of the Lord. The Seven Spirits of God are mentioned four times in the book of Revelation and once in Isa 11:2.

Revelation 1:4 reads “John to the seven churches which are in Asia; Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come and from the seven spirits who are before His throne.” Here the seven spirits are before His throne which indicates to me immediate and full access to The One who sits on the throne. The deep and secret things are accessible to them. There is nothing hidden or anything lacking concerning the activities of the Almighty.

In Revelation 3:1, we see Jesus having the Seven Spirits of God and the seven stars--having total insight and complete discernment into the activities of the churches. Since justice and righteousness are the foundation of God’s throne (Ps 97:2), the Seven Spirits of God administrate these according to the counsel of His will.

The third time the Seven Spirits of God is mentioned is in Revelation 4:5 describing them as “Seven Lamps of Fire” burning before the throne--the Fire of His Presences, which brings revelation and illumination. And the fourth time is in Revelation 5:6, which says that as “John was looking, behold in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders stood a lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes which are the Seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth”. They were sent out to empower the arising Sent Ones. Horns are symbolic of authority and power and eyes are seeing and knowing--divine illumination and enlightenment to help advance His work of truth throughout all the earth.

I believe that an emerging leadership will be empowered and be taught by the Seven Spirits in equipping centers. The seven-fold aspects of the Holy Spirit recorded in Isa 11:2 is first who He is—The Spirit of the Lord, while 2:6 is what He is—The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, The Spirit of Counsel and Might and the Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord. This is what is being termed “The Seven-Fold Spirit of God” which speaks of His fullness, completeness of His perfection and character.

(In my book The Emerging Daniel Company I give brief descriptions of the Seven-Fold Spirits of God on pages 114-116

 Aaron Evans

His glory upon you that brings favor! By Keith Miller


























In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.

—Proverbs 16:15


May the Lord’s brilliancy be upon you in a great way, and may you reflect His light—the light that releases the manifold wisdom of God through your life!


Ephesians 3:12 says, “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.” In other words, we have been given unlimited access. Let us go boldly before His throne, and let us also be awakened to the fullness of the blessing of living in continuous fellowship with Him who sits on the throne. May the remainder of this year be an increased time of living under open heavens so that we would reflect His glory! May a cloud of His presence—the presence that is true favor and true riches—release the latter rain upon us for a fresh time of harvest for us and our households.


Get ready! Be of good cheer! Celebrate! Your eyes shall see the glory of the Lord.

Ask now for the latter rain. Ask now for the harvest!

Ask now for the King to grant you favor to possess the Kingdom!


The Lord wants to use our lives to display His goodness, His grace, and His manifold wisdom. Let’s ask the Lord to release a cloud of favor—the favor that releases the latter rain. All we need to do is ask! It is His good pleasure to give to us the Kingdom—to give us favor to walk in the fullness of our inheritance.

If you’ve been going through a narrow place, I decree over your life that it is a time of release for you. As you go through the gates, you will make a powerful transition in the spirit. As you say yes to Him and as you enter through the doors that He opens, you will be prepared for the courses to be laid for the many to come. Your breakthrough today will become breakthrough for many in the future. This is what the prophet Joel wrote about:


Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

—Joel 2:23-24


Be glad! Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice! Rejoice in the Lord your God.

Release a great shout of praise right now! Rejoice in the Lord.

Shout with shouts of joy! Shout with shouts of victory! Shout with shouts of exuberance!

Celebrate in the light of the King’s face! The light of the King’s face is life!

We have unlimited access!


We are about to see the demonstration of the revelation of this. Yes, we will experience the reality of living, functioning, and ministering under the fullness of our inheritance of an open heaven in our lives.


To this end, I pray the Lord releases to you the latter rain to bring a harvest, new wine, and fresh oil for you, and your household for 2013!


Thank You wonderful Jesus for the fresh rain of Your presence. Release it upon all who read this. Thank You for the privilege of coming with great boldness and confidence before You and beholding You! We behold the light of the King’s face—the light that releases life and a cloud of favor that releases the latter rain. Thank You, Lord, for releasing the Harvest Rain. In Jesus’s mighty name, amen.


Richest blessings to you,


Keith & Janet Miller

https://sfwm.org/
Dec
22

"You Are Going To Have To Laugh On The Battlefield With Me"





















I dreamed of fresh severe persecution breaking out against all of the saints that are true, and that are on the battlefields of the world right now. As I was dreaming, I heard the Lord audibly say, "You are going to have to laugh on the battlefield with Me." I then woke up and heard: "You are going to have to laugh on the battlefield with Me. For I am beginning to rise up greater within you, and also in your midst, and because of My rising, and because of My deeper workings, you will have to laugh, and you will have to shake off all of the counter attacks, and all of the persecutions that will come with My new emerging around you, and also in your life. Whenever I am seen and heard, there will be a gnashing and grinding of teeth and an exposing of hearts. This is a sign that My works are having an effect, and also that I am breaking through the exterior hardness, to get to the deep inner workings of the heart of the matter. I am after the hearts and the minds of My People, and in My doing the deeper things, there will be adverse reactions and negative outbursts that will erupt because of it. But this is necessary to dislodge all of the hidden works of darkness that have bound them. I love My People enough to bring them through the storms into the Truth, and I love them enough to uncover what is hidden, to bring it all into My Light, so that they might gain real sight. So you are going to have to weather the storms with Me, and you are going to have to love the unlovely, until they become more like Me. You are on the battlefield with Me."

"I am doing a great, deep, and even shocking thing in the earth. I am uncovering everything that hinders, everything that blinds, and that everything resists My True Purposes for My People in this hour. This includes anything within your own selves as well as those things also around you. I am after a pure People! So I am in full battle gear in your midst, and I am warring a great war! It shall increase even more! I tell you now, ahead of time, so that you will stand firmly and not fear! I tell you also so that you will not be dismayed at all that will be arrayed in the coming days. I tell you so that you will not lash out at those that strike out all around you, but recognize it for what it is, and choose to forgive, and choose to love with My Love. For great darkness shall arise with hatred in its mouth and in its eyes, but this is to be no surprise! No! It is only a revealing of its disguise! The darkness will be revealed everywhere, even within My House, even within My People, and even within the world. My Glory is at work! My Glory will expose all, will deal with all, and will also save all that want to be free from it. I will defeat the darkness in their lives if they will cry out to Me. But you will have to stand, and even laugh when it rises up to meet you and Me. You cannot look at it, nor take it in to yourself, but you will have to look at Me! You will have to be unmovable, unshakeable, and even fearless in the coming days. Turmoil shall increase with the emergence of My Peace."

"In My Glory there is My Peace, and in My Peace is also My full Release. This is what causes the evil to surface within men, for that which binds them hates My Peace. My Peace crushes the head of satan, and when I am seen, all that is hidden hates Me! Recognize this, and know that it is My War, and you are on the battlefield with Me! I have come to set men free, and I shall do it with you, and with each of My People that are walking with Me! My Glory is at work! I am shaking everything that is confident in it's own self and in it's own strength! I am after the deepest of roots and I am after the deepest of fruits! Watch, as I shake even more, for I am going to the cores! This New Year will break forth with greater War, but this is My War! I am coming to set men free! I am on the battlefield of men's soul's and of men's heart's! You must know this is Me, and when you see the great battle raging in the souls, and in the heart's, then you will know it is Me, and you will know what to do, and not to take it personally! Know that it is Me, and labor in My fields with Me! Love the unlovely. Love the mean. Love the vile. Love the cruel. Love the unjust. Love the revilers. Love the accusers. Love the mockers. Love the haters. Love the boastful. Love the ones that curse you. Love them with Me, and know My Joy through the war with Me"

"In My Love there is Joy, a very deep Wellspring of Joy and of Life! Know that I will flow through you, to carry you through every storm! Just as I am not moved by storms, so neither shall you be either, if you will listen to Me and take My Hand in the coming frays! I have a higher wage for you, and you will be fully paid! You will reap the benefits of My Love, the benefits of My Mercy, the benefits of My Grace, the benefits of My Strength, the benefits of My Vision, the benefits of My Life and the benefits of My Light in the greater fight! I have a multitude of souls reserved for you! I have assigned many fields to you in the coming days and years! You will reap them with Me in Love's Tears, as you battle with Me in the Spirit Realm and pray! Bring them before Me in prayer and watch Me move! Sow your seeds of prayer in the Spirit, and as you water them in Love's Compassion in prayer with Me, you shall surely see them in the natural realm get set free! See them through Me! See the situations through Me! See the battle through Me! Know that the goal is victory!"

"My Government is fully at work in your midst. I am opening up everything that has been closed. I am also closing everything that has been open. I am stirring up the spiritual lethargy that has kept many of My People from the battlefields. I am also breaking the back of fear that has paralyzed My People, and has kept them from rising to their rightful places in Me! I will have a violent and fiercely righteous army! I will have an uncompromising army! So I am going to unmask the enemy! I am going to unveil all that presents itself as Me, and I am going to strip all false authority from before Me! I am after true sincerity and true humility! I am after clean hands and pure hearts! So the greater battle now starts! Check your hearts Children! Let no anger, let no bitterness, let no guile, and let no accusation be found in you, for I tell you ahead of time, the battle is Mine! Take out My Oil! Take out My Wine! Pour out My Spirit upon all that shall come, and see My Hand work greatly! You shall rejoice in the spoils that will come! I will transform this generation in a great, great work, and you must see it for what it is now, before the full fury comes, so that you will stand and rejoice in the great salvation that I will work! The darkness shall flee in terror before you! The enemy shall fail in all it's attempts to defeat you! I am the Greater One in you, and also around you! Stand still, and see the Salvation of your God! Stand still, and see the Harvest fields and My extended Rod! It is Me! I am setting the Captives free! See them as Me! See them as free! See them through the eyes of Victory with Me!"

It is a time to laugh in the face of adversity! It is a time to laugh in the face of the battle with Me! It is a time to laugh at the darkness, and to laugh at the death at work all around you, and know that it shall break in My Holy Quake! Yes! I sit in the heavens and laugh, but you are to also sit with Me and laugh too! Know that I sit in your heart, in your soul, and in your life, so you must draw even more from Me! Draw from Me, draw from My Joy in the midst of adversity! Draw from My Strength, that will rise up to you when you drink! Learn to flow in My Deeper Flows, and enter into My Rest, even in the battles that come to attempt to steal My Best! No weapon forged against you shall prosper, but you must know this! You must enforce this! You must position yourself in this! You must loose My Joy in this, and you shall see the workings of the enemy fall utterly before you in victory! It is a Day of Victory! It is a Time of Joy and of Spoil for My People who will properly position themselves now! Those who do not, will suffer great turmoil and agony of heart and soul in the battles ahead. This is why I tell you now, so that you can laugh through the battles successfully with Me! Know that I am with you! Know that I am for you! Know that what you see currently arrayed against you, and arrayed around you is not the true, but it will be shaken more and shall be defeated to the core, and you shall laugh through it all even more! I am the God of War! I am the God of Love! I am the God of Peace! I am here to wage war in the darkness with you! I shall break all things through! I shall reveal Myself to you! In this New Year, I have a Glorious Harvest all arranged for you!"

Scriptures:

Psalms 2:1 WHY DO the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme? 2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say, 3 Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us. 4 He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them]. 5 He speaks to them in His deep anger and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying, 6 Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession. 9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters' ware. 10 Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him]. 12 Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!

John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

Hebrews 3:6 But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Father's] house as a Son [and Master of it]. And it is we who are [now members] of this house, if we hold fast and firm to the end our joyful and exultant confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ].

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation.

Revelations 12:5 And she brought forth a male Child, One Who is destined to shepherd (rule) all the nations with an iron staff (scepter), and her Child was caught up to God and to His throne.

Revelations 19:15 From His mouth goes forth a sharp sword with which He can smite (afflict, strike) the nations; and He will shepherd and control them with a staff (scepter, rod) of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath and indignation of God the All-Ruler (the Almighty, the Omnipotent).

-Susan O'Marra

http://www.intheimageofhisglory.com

Desperate for Him . . .

 Desperate For Him

Many Christians are desperate to hear from God but they are not seeking Him. They are not reading His word or worshiping Him in Spirit and in truth for who He is. There was a woman in the bible who had an issue of blood for twelve years. She desperately pushed through the crowd in faith to touch Jesus cloak knowing that she would be healed. There was another man in the bible named Zacchaeus who was so desperate to see Jesus that he climbed up a tree as Jesus was passing by. When Jesus reached the spot where he was, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." So he came down at once and welcomed Jesus gladly. Are you becoming weary in your walk with Jesus or are you desperate enough to press through all obstacles and pursue Him?

The Lord says, those who seek Me diligently, will surely find Me. Those who are desperate for Me will press in no matter what the cost. As you continue to pursue Me, you will learn to recognize My voice. Do not feel inadequate or allow your human reasoning to misdirect you. There are no qualifications in the natural to connect with Me, but to receive Me as your Lord and Savior. For My ways are beyond your natural reasoning. Those who are desperate for Me will learn how to crucify all the desires of the flesh and pursue Me with all their heart. They will contend for breakthrough and seek Me daily. They will not be concerned with what other people are doing but just as Zacchaeus climbed a tree to get My attention, they will make a way to reach Me. The desperate are those who are reaching out to touch My cloak. They will be those who are not attracted to the things of this world but they will be just as Job, who treasured My word more than his daily bread.

As you spend time with Me and seek My face I will fine-tune your senses and you will receive new spiritual reception. The things that you once desired will change. As you follow My leading, I will release to you strategies for your circumstances. You will see the open door in heaven calling to you to "Come up Here" to receive divine revelation. As you come, the eyes of your understanding will be enlightened. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." As you seek Me diligently, you will learn to hear My voice with clarity. I will answer those who are hungry. I will visit those who are desperate. Your desperation, hunger and thirst is the prerequisite for receiving the revelation and the wisdom from Me for the days to come says the Lord.

Job 23:12
I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 107:9
For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Luke 8:43-44
But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him. Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.

Luke 19:1-6
Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.


The Bride of Christ . . .


"Here Comes The Bride"

{ Prophetic Word for 2013 }

The Lord says, My bride has arrived. She is radiant, and she is arrayed in My glory. She is pure and virtuous and set apart from the world. She walks in holiness with garments of white without spot or wrinkle. She does not allow herself to become defiled with immorality because she recognizes the little foxes, those little foxes that spoil the vine. I have placed My signet ring upon her finger and clothe her in My anointing. She is a carrier of My presence and she releases My glory wherever she goes. The atmosphere changes when she walks into a room. Darkness instantly flees as My glorious light appears. Her relationship with Me is secure, and she would never consider another love. She knows the depth of My love for her and therefore she walks in confidence, having perfect peace. She is adorned with robes of righteousness because she is a woman of honor and integrity. She enters My chambers daily with great expectation because she has won My heart. I continually teach her My ways because she has found favor in My sight. She is unique and she has My approval because she knows what is rightfully hers. She is not conformed to this world, because her mind is transformed. She knows that she is not perfect, but her desire is to please Me. She carries fresh oil at all times and her lamp never goes out.

She is determined and victorious and never grows weary in well doing. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She is compassionate and reaches out to help the poor. She is not prejudice and will never disrespect someone because of color or creed. She looks much deeper within rather than judge anyone by their outward appearance. She treats both the same the rich and the poor but resists the proud and the arrogant. She loves the sinner but hates their sin. Her frequency in the fiery furnace has made her stronger each time. She now reaches out to rescue those who are entrapped. She will go out of her way for the one who is lost, and will comfort those who are considered outcasts. She will never turn away those who are rejected and scorned but will always befriend them into her life. She rescues those who are battling addictions and reaches out to bring deliverance and set them free. I have raised her to beauty from ashes, so she could relate to those who are afflicted and bring joy to those who mourn.

Don't let her gentleness fool you because she is strong and very courageous. Don't let her appearance fool you because she is also a warrior. She is tenacious in warfare and won't back down when the enemy confronts her. The evil one has nothing in her because she knows the authority that she has in My name. Nations take heed to her words because she has My consent to speak as she trumpets My voice with clarity and accuracy. The kingdom of darkness trembles at the words of her mouth because they are attuned with My voice. Her words are not compromised, therefore when she speaks, fresh streams proceed out of her mouth. She understands My Covenant, therefore she speaks with boldness. She is not affected by bad reports and is not moved by what she hears. She pays no attention to a suffered wrong and she is not easily offended because she has a heart of forgiveness. She is a watchman on the wall, ready to intercede for the needs that come her way. She knows that I hear every request as she comes boldly before My throne of grace.

You ask, Who is this bride? Who qualifies for such an honor? My son, My daughter, you are My bride. Come My beloved, My body, My bride. I have redeemed you and I have called you by name. The gender of My bride is not limited to the female, but to the male also. My bride is not limited to those who are called to the five fold ministry but My bride are those who are least among you in My kingdom. My bride are those who are in Covenant with Me. You have been called, chosen and set apart for this time and season. It is with you that I will show Myself strong. It is with you I will do great exploits. You will walk in a manner worthy of My glory. Enter into the place that I have perfected for you My bride. Enter into this season with great expectation and I will show you things to come, and prepare you for the days ahead as you allow Me to lead you for such a time as this, says the Lord.

Proverbs 31:25-26
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Revelation 21:2
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.


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The government of the King of Kings

Why Bethlehem? by Gary Stearman
http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/why-bethlehem/

Today, the little town of Bethlehem is torn by strife. Particularly at Christmas, its history gives it a special distinction. It is the location of King David's first rule.

It is also the place where Rachel is buried. Most of all, it is the location of Christ's birth, celebrated by the historic Church of the Nativity, built over the ancient cave where tradition says that Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Messiah.

For this reason, both Jews and Christians reverently respect its picturesque hills and valleys. It lies only five miles south of the Temple Mount ... a fifteen-minute drive from Jerusalem. Yet this brief tour bridges a historical gap of centuries, and a mountain of current controversy.

On June 30th, The UK Independent reported that, "Unesco's World Heritage committee has approved a Palestinian bid to place the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on its list of sites of World Heritage in Danger - a move seen by some nations as dangerously mixing politics and culture.

"Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi said her vote was an affirmation of Palestinian sovereignty over the site that marks the place where Christians believe Jesus was born."

Moreover, the Palestinian Church had earlier met with Christians from around the world to declare that Jews and Zionist Christians had no special claim to this historical place.

On March 12th, Ryan Rodrick Beiler covered this historic meeting and reported upon its proceedings:

" 'Christ at the Checkpoint: Hope in the Midst of Conflict' was a five-day event organized by Bethlehem Bible College earlier this month. Christian theologians, academics and church leaders were invited to meet with the local Palestinian church and challenge the Christian Zionist influence within the evangelical movement ...

"The conference included seminars and talks which outlined why, from an evangelical Christian perspective, Christian Zionism has dangerously misinterpreted the Bible." "According to the Christ at the Checkpoint website, its main aims were to empower the Palestinian church, expose injustice in Palestine and to motivate participants to engage in reconciliation.

"Christian Zionism can be defined as Christian support for Zionism ... They simply believe that promises made to Abraham and the Jewish people in the Hebrew Bible are in some sense being fulfilled today, or are about to be fulfilled."

Thus, Bethlehem became the focus of debate about the interpretation of prophetic Scripture. The debate continues, and will no doubt become more rancorous as time goes by.

How ironic that the place where it all started with the birth of Christ, is the place where a convocation of Christians wants it to come to an end. A congregation that has labeled itself as "Palestinian Christian" denies that Old Testament prophecy applies to modern Israel. It is supported, in turn by other international Christian denominations with similar beliefs.

They hold that the presence of Jews in the modern land of Israel is the cause of upheaval in the region. If the Jews were gone, they say, there would be peace. How ironic that this is the place where peace entered the world in the form of a tiny baby. Why have they chosen this place to make their stand against Israel and the prophesied return of the Messiah?

More importantly, why was Jesus born in Bethlehem? It's worth reminding ourselves once again what this place is all about.

House of Bread

First, the very meaning of the name of Jesus' birthplace - Bethlehem - means "house of bread." It is the place that God chose for Him to enter this world. Later, He preached to an assembled group of Jews who grew angry when He tried to make this truth clear to them:

"I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world" (Jn. 6:48-51).

Its history includes Ruth, a god-fearing woman of Moab, who married Boaz, producing the ancestral line of David. And there, generations later, David was anointed king over Israel by Samuel the prophet. How strange that Bethlehem's historical Messianic connections are now being threatened by Christians who discredit the prophecies of the Bible.

Bethlehem is also the place of Rachel's tomb, honored by thousands of faithful Jews. Her death in this place looked forward in time to the birth of Christ:

"And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel. And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar" (Gen. 35:15-21).

With his pregnant wife, Jacob travelled south from Bethel. As they came to Ephrath, her labor pains became too advanced to travel. It was there that Benjamin was born and there she died. There was a landmark in this place called, "the tower of Edar," which, when translated, means "the tower of the flock." What is this mysterious place?

The prophet Micah speaks of it as the place where the kingdom of God will enter the Earth:

"And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counseller perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail" (Mic. 4:8,9).

In fact, this mysterious tower is the ancient watchtower where shepherds who raised sheep for Temple sacrifice watched over their flocks. In this place, two famous women travelled from the north, and gave birth to two famous men ... Rachel, to Benjamin and Mary to Jesus.

They were both typical of Israel, pictured in the latter days as a woman giving birth:

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne" (Rev. 12:1-5).

That Special Night

[We conclude this article with the following thoughts of J.R. Church, written in December, 1999 for the Christmas season. He recorded the following thoughts about Christ's birth, which many believe to have taken place on Tishri 1, at the new moon of Rosh HaShanah. He began with a word portrait of the setting:]

At sunset that evening, a sliver of the new moon could be seen hanging low in the western horizon. Along the slopes of the hill country east of Bethlehem, shepherds were preparing their flocks for the night. Scores of campfires could be seen lighting up across the valley as lengthening shadows slowly descended.

Raising sheep was big business around Bethlehem, a small hilltop community located about five miles south of Jerusalem. It was a perfect place for raising the Temple herds. [It was the place of the Tower of the Flock.] Everyday throughout the year, lambs were slaughtered for the morning and evening sacrifices. Most of them were raised near Bethlehem.

Bethlehem was exceptionally festive for the holidays of the Jewish New Year. The normally sleepy little town was filled with Judah's descendents who had come from across the nation to be taxed by the oppressive Roman army. Many travelers were able to stay with relatives, but the families of Joseph and Mary had long ago moved away and the royal couple had no one upon whom they could rely for shelter. They were a rugged people and normally could have made camp somewhere along the hillsides outside the walls of Bethlehem, but on that evening, Mary's condition required that she be given a warm place for the night. She knew that within hours she would be giving birth to her first child. The prophet Micah had predicted that He would be born in Bethlehem. Somehow, Mary must have known she must stay that night within the city walls:

The journey from Nazareth may have been difficult for Mary, but the child inside her was special. He was none other than the very Son of God! Her newly felt birth pangs were not premature - they were right on schedule. Joseph was probably the most worried of the pair, for he could not find a proper place for his bride. However, even if Mary had to spend the night in the streets, she was determined that her Son would be born within the city walls. Finally, perhaps out of pity, the innkeeper ushered them to a cave behind his establishment where the animals of his guests were kept. One might call it the parking garage, or the livery stable. At least there was plenty of hay for Mary. She would have a soft place to rest for the night.

Attending Angels

There may have been more angels in town that evening than people. They all wanted to attend the birth of their beloved Master. Mary may have had more doctors and nurses (the heavenly kind) than any other expectant mother in history! I have a suspicion that her delivery was flawless. After all, God had chosen a special mother for His dear Son. She may not have realized it, but she had the finest physicians heaven could afford!

Soon, the delivery was completed and Mary gazed upon the most beautiful baby boy she had ever seen. Her thoughts may have drifted back to that night when Gabriel told her that she was chosen to give birth to God's Son. Mary had no doubt that she was holding Deity in her arms.

I can imagine that, though the attending angels wanted to stay a bit longer, they knew they had to get back to heaven. On their way out of town, however, they just had to tell somebody! Coming across a group of nearby shepherds, the angels announced the grand occasion. The heavenly host urged those shepherds to go see this remarkable Lamb.

Why did the angels only appear to lowly shepherds? Shouldn't they have told the High Priest in Jerusalem or members of the Sanhedrin, Israel's ruling parliament? Why shepherds? Perhaps the angels wanted them to know that the days of raising sacrificial sheep were numbered. What better group would understand the significance of the occasion? A special prophecy was fulfilled that night - the dream of Israel's ancient forefathers. God had chosen the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for the sole purpose of giving birth to the Messiah. At last, Adam's sin would be atoned! Finally, humanity could be redeemed!

The shepherds did not expect those heavenly visitors. They had never seen angels before. Luke described the scene far better than I could:

"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger; And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:9-14).

As suddenly as they came, the angels ascended and disappeared. Luke tells us they went away "into heaven." Though startled by the heavenly visitation, the shepherds wasted no time going into the city and finding the cave where Joseph and Mary were admiring their little Jesus.

After so many centuries, the Savior had finally left the Father's throne and entered this realm of human existence. He was born in a stable and laid in a manger. There was no palace for His birth. Though born of royal descent from King David, through the centuries the dynasty had suffered the ravages of conquering armies. It had been half a thousand years since their family had enjoyed the comforts of a palace. But that is the way God planned it. Jesus left the glory of heaven for a sin-cursed earth. He had given up His royal throne to hang upon a rugged cross. He had laid aside His royal diadem that He might wear a crown of thorns. His life was marked by poverty. He had no place "... to lay His head" (Luke 9:58). We are told, "... though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich" (II Cor. 8:9).

Now that He has come to abide for a while where we are, we have the opportunity to go where He is. He promised, "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (Jn. 14:2,3).

Mary may not have known that night, that her Son was destined to die after a brief ministry. But, I'm sure that at least she had the knowledge that He would someday rule over the entire world as King of kings and Lord of lords. She had been taught Isaiah's prophecy:

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace, there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever" (Isaiah 9:6,7).

[J.R. closed, as he always did, with an encouraging prophetic note. The urgency of the following paragraphs hasn't changed over the past twelve years.]

As we observe this holiday season, we are all aware that Jesus has celebrated His 2,000th birthday. Regardless of any anomalies or discrepancies in the calendar - regardless of our views concerning the day or month - we all recognize that it has been twenty centuries since His birth in Bethlehem. It is time for Him to return. He, who came the first time as a Lamb, is due to come back as the Lion of Judah. He came the first time to suffer; He will return to conquer. The Psalmist wrote:

"Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth (Psalm 110:3).

His resurrected body has not aged. Though He suffered the death of the cross, He arose with immortality. Mary's Son lives! With God as His Father, and Mary as His mother, Jesus united humanity with Deity and lives forever in a youthful state.

His resurrection made it possible for us to live forever as well. To me, this is the great mystery of the ages. He came to Bethlehem for the purpose of giving us a future resurrection. Resurrection power lives in us, and is ready to "change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body" (Phil. 3:21) "... in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" (I Cor. 15:52).

He was the royal Son of a royal mother. His reign over the hearts of men actually began that night in the little town of Bethlehem and will flourish when He returns!

The Spirit to Overcome


 
 

















One of the great encouragements for this day is the grace being granted to fulfill biblical promises related to the unfolding and demonstration of God's Kingdom dimension and His Kingly authority. There are candid and profound prophetic promises identified in the blueprint and strategy of Heaven foreseen by the prophets and foretold in Scripture. Many generations of prophets and seers employed their revelatory gifting to forecast a day identified with the "promise" of God being fully manifested through a body of consecrated people.

Throughout the Church Ages, there have been admonitions and promises given to those who overcome the "spirit of the age" and personal adversity to be sealed into the Kingdom and rewarded with significant spiritual blessings. "To those who overcome" is a noteworthy identification directing the destiny of a body of people who are victorious in the struggle with our adversary, who often counterfeits God's plans and purposes.

Therefore, this incredibly important issue of "overcoming" is not as obvious as one may think. There is a way that seems right unto man but the end thereof is destruction. The Lord clearly warned in Matthew 24 that a form of religion would emerge that was so close to the authentic that it would deceive the very elect, if it were possible.

There is a counterfeit anointing stemming from a subtle form of deception that is linked to the fifth "I will" of Satan and his misguided desire to be "like the Most High!" (See Isaiah 14) This is his attempt to emulate as closely as possible through zealous religious activity and natural beauty, a form of religion that relates his wayward aspiration to steal the very life of God promised to His people.

Historically, this has been the case in each expression of revival and spiritual outpouring throughout the Church Ages. However, a day has now arrived in which the rewards of the "overcomers" will be delegated and experientially apprehended by those who are victorious in this struggle and clearly recognize the misleading attempt of the enemy to steal the birthright of God's people.

Hidden Manna

One thing that has always been of particular significance to me personally is the promise made to the "overcomers" of the Pergamum church.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it. -Revelations 2:17

There is something intriguing and inviting about receiving a new name and partaking of hidden secrets. They are only hidden from the wise and prudent but freely revealed to the Lord's friends as He promised in John 15:15.

In Scripture, each time a new name was given to God's people, it always represented a change of their character and an impartation of Heavenly virtue for a specific task. Likewise, "hidden manna" is set apart and reserved to spiritually nourish a body of people who are willing to access this privilege.

Qualifying as an Overcomer

One of the great revelations to emerge in this generation is the qualification to be identified as an "overcomer." There is a message of truth that has been delegated to each of the Church Ages since the Day of Pentecost. It has been the Bread of Life for that generation coming from the Spirit of Truth to be embraced and experientially apprehended.

During the days of Martin Luther the manna for that generation was the message of justification by faith. This was fresh and unprecedented truth to the masses because of the religious structure of the day mandating association with an institution rather than the Savior.

Following that generation there emerged the message of sanctification coming from John Wesley, George Whitfield and many others of that day. It was another Heavenly release of manna in the progressive restoration of the spiritual birthright of the Church. With the turn of the 20th century there came the restoration of the "Charismata" with the gifts of the Spirit, speaking in tongues and the experience of the infilling.

There has been the Bread of Life given to each generation with an incentive or reward to those who overcome the religious structures of the day to embrace that message. We discover these incentives in the seven letters to the Churches of Asia written by the Apostle John in his heavenly experience. Those seven letters also depict a clear spiritual appreciation of the past 2000 years of Church history with the applicable corrections, encouragements and admonitions.

Manifesting Kingdom Reality

We are presently living in the transition from the Laodicean Church Age into the manifestation of Kingdom reality. There is a tremendous display of Truth coming as manna for this day to transform and prepare a body of people to fully engage the Kingdom realm of Heaven and manifest that reality in the earth.

Even during the dark ages when the written Word was inaccessible to the masses, the Living Word manifested Himself to those who were genuinely seeking Him from a pure heart with right motives. Many historical accounts are recorded to validate this reality.

The apostle Paul was granted a great privilege to be a messenger in his day to present the Bread of Life to his generation. As a reward for that place of leadership and sacrifice, he is given the honor of presenting the "overcomers" of his day to the Lord as a chaste virgin. 2 Corinthians 11:2 states:

For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.

That same privilege is given to the messengers of each generation charged with the commission and mandate to present the manna of the day to God's people. It will be the distinguished honor of God's anointed governmental leaders to prepare and present a body of people as chaste virgins to the Lord to whom He is espoused.

There are messengers sent to each age with a divine mandate and deposit of Truth that is like fire locked up in their bones that must be expressed and demonstrated. These are the stars in the hand of the Lord to present the revelation of Heaven to the Church. This present day has been identified with the promise of an unprecedented release of Heavenly manna through many messengers to groom a people to bear the Lord's likeness and nature. It will be a multiplication of the "light" given throughout the seven Church Ages. According to the Isaiah's prophecy:

The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise He has inflicted.
-Isaiah 30:26

Abraham's loyal servant, Eleazar, will typify these messengers of God. Eleazar was sent with a message and with gifts to secure a chaste virgin for Isaac, the one who was heir of the promise. This future bride could not be just an ordinary woman; she had to be of the same heritage and lineage as Isaac to become bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.

This is the perfect typical scenario to be executed in this day as well. There are "Eleazars" emerging as loyal and faithful servants and trustworthy stewards of God's mysteries and power to secure a radiant and passionate bride for the Bridegroom. They will be a body of people who live as "overcomers" and enjoy the benefits promised in Scripture.

To visit Paul Keith and White Dove Ministries, go to:

http://www.whitedoveministries.org

Evidence of End times . . .

4 in 10 Americans Believe Severe Weather Evidence of End Times

http://www.christianpost.com

 


A recent survey found that while the majority of Americans believe the weather has become more extreme in the past few years, their viewpoints differ regarding what is causing this climate change.

A December survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute found that the majority of Americans (63 percent) believe the severe weather is due to global climate change, while 36 percent (4 in 10) believe it is evidence of the "end times", as taught in the Bible's book of Revelation.

More specifically, the majority of white mainline Protestants (65 percent) and Catholics (60 percent) believe the recent natural disasters are due to climate change, while the majority of white evangelical Protestants (65 percent) believe the weather is a foreshadowing of end times, according to the institute's recent press release.

The topic of climate change has long been debated among evangelical Christians, many of whom believe that because the Bible does not indicate any Scriptural passages regarding climate change, except in reference to the end times, then it is impossible for man alone to create a change in climate.

"It's actually quite difficult and often not a good use of time trying to have a conversation with someone who is convinced global warming is a hoax, the data is not in yet, or it's all a 'liberal' plot to ensure one-world government," Mark McReynolds, assistant professor of Environmental Science at Biola University, a Christian university located in Southern California, previously told The Christian Post.

Many critics contend that although evangelicals may still be weighing the issue, there has been an increase in evangelicals believing in climate change.

A 2008 Barna Group study found that only 27 percent of evangelicals stated that they "firmly believed" in global warming.

On the other side of the spectrum, the issue of the "end times" has been a highly publicized topic in recent months, as Dec. 21, 2012, the date on which the ancient Mayan calendar ends, quickly approaches.

As the PRRI's recent survey found, only two percent of Americans believe the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012.

In addition to this supposed end date, several natural disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, earthquakes, and tsunamis have recently shaken the world.

As Greg Stier, president and founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, previously wrote for The Christian Post, he believes the reality of the situation is no one, except God, really knows the reason for the recent extreme natural disasters,.

"He is working a plan beyond our comprehension to cause people to look up to Him and raise both hands in praise," Stier previously wrote.

As the PRRI survey recently found, although Americans disagree on why the climate is changing, the majority (67 percent) believe the U.S. government needs to do more to address the issue.

"While there is disagreement about the causes of, and to a lesser extent the existence of, global warming, there is nonetheless widespread agreement about the need for action," Robert P. Jones, CEO of PRRI, said in a recent press release.

"Nine-in-ten Americans who believe global warming is caused by human action and nearly six-in-ten Americans who believe global warming is due to natural weather patterns agree that the U.S. government should do more to address the issue of climate change," Jones added.

My Life Lives in You . . .

The Lord speaks:

It is true, My Children, it is true for you. My Life does live in you. My Life does regulate you, if you are yielded to it. If you appropriate it. If you walk in it. All things are possible unto you, in this hour, for you walk in My Life! You walk in My Liberty! You walk in the Light of My Power! Do not judge what you see, and then judge Me, by that possibility. No, for I am Life itself! I am here to re-create. I am here to bring forth Life in the earth. I am here to legislate, and divinely orchestrate all things, and to bring change! But you must let My Life change you! You must let My Life change everything around you, and to begin to restructure your very sight, your very hearing, your very speech, your very thinking, for you are under the Law of My Spirit of Life. But My Children do not walk in that. They do not walk under the Law of My Life, but they walk under the law of the dictates of this world. They do not draw from Me, and drink deeply, and stir themselves everyday, more!

Children, you must drink. You must breathe Me in! You must breathe My Atmosphere of Life, to go higher, and deeper, and further in the knowledge of Me! I long for you to do this! I long for you to grow, and increase, and multiply! I long for you to breathe My Life, for I am in you! I am Life itself! I am in you! I am the Fountain of Wealth! I am the Fountain of Health! Draw from My Fountain! Draw from My Life! Do not allow words and strife to be a knife to cut your spirit, to cut your soul, No! Let My Life unroll! Let Me be your peace! Let Me be your release! Let your turmoil cease! For I am the Prince of Peace! My Life is given for you, and I long for you to walk in the depths of the Knowledge of Me! So, I am causing the waters that you now walk in to thicken, to deepen, to widen. You say, Lord, it's getting harder! Why is it thicker? Why is it getting harder? Why does it not seem fluid to me? Children, I am turning your water into oil!

I am turning your water into butter. Your water into honey. Your water into wine. You must come into the thickness of My Vine! I have thickness, fatness. I have richness for you! I want you to appropriate more. I want you to learn to swim in My Rivers of Oil! In My Rivers of milk and honey, and butter, and rich things! Do not think you are always going to struggle, and be poor, and not have more! The world, and all that it is tied to, cannot fill what you are trying to fill. You must allow Me to fill that place! You must allow My Oil to come into your space! You must allow My wine, My butter and honey to come in and flow you, divine! I am deepening My River for you. I am causing it to become fluid. I am causing it to become great, for I shall overtake your banks! Even the banks that you currently understand, are going to give way, with the moving of My Hand! For I am going to flood you with the knowledge of Me! I am going to flood this congregation with the knowledge of Me! I am going to flood this city with the knowledge of Me! I am going to flood every nation with the knowledge of Me! I am going to sweep the banks of what you know, and what you perceive, and I am going to open wide My Floodgates, and I am going to conceive in this hour! I am going to release My Rivers of Power!

I want you to drink from My Life this night. Drink deeply Children! Breathe of Me! Draw from My Spirit of Life, for you are commanded to walk in My Liberty! You are commanded to be free in My Word! Why do you walk and act like a caged bird? I have set you free! I have given you liberty! I am coming to unite you with Me in greater ways. Come closer! Drink more! Move in My Fountain! Move in My Streams! Move in My Rivers, for they shall arise in this hour! They shall move in demonstration and power! You shall not be weary. You shall not be in fear. You shall not faint, but you shall grow brighter! You shall become lighter, as you rule in My River with Me, My Lightness and My Liberty shall set you free! You shall rejoice in this day, and wherever you look, all you will say is, I see Your Glory Lord! I see Your Glory Lord! All I see is Your Glory Lord, because you will be full of Me! When you are full of Me, that is all you will see, is My Glory in the earth, and then Children, you can give birth, and My Glory can flood through you! I am bringing you to My Flood Stage! I am bringing you to My World Stage! Because it is time for My Rivers to pour! I want them to pour through you! Through your soul, through your spirit, through your body. I want you to move in My Liberty. I want you to move in My Freedom.

Children, My Word tells you that as the world gets darker, you shall get lighter. As I allow things to darken, it is only because it is a sign to you to brighten. To become the light. To become the salt. To become the oil and the wine, and the butter, and the honey, and the symbol of all that is divine. All these things are symbols of Me! I want you to be the life that the world sees! But you must believe, you must conceive, you must walk in My Light! You must walk in My Liberty, in My Joy. You must draw from Me more, until you overflow and pour! You must aggressively lay hold of Me, and fill yourself completely, until you are saturated and overflowing in My midst. Oh, for I want My Love to pour! I want My Light to pour! I want My Freedom to pour! But it must pour through you! Do not look at the darkness and think, the darkness shall remain. The darkness shall constrain. How can darkness constrain light? No! Let Me shine through you! Let My Love illuminate you! Let My Joy strengthen you! Let My Peace steer you, and guide you in this hour!

You are My Ships of great power! You are My Leader-Ships! You are My leaders in this hour! You are the examples of My power! Do not look at yourself so low, so dark, and so weak. You are Me, and I am you! I am Life in you! I am Great in you! I am transforming you! My Glory is going to break out of you! My Joy is going to strengthen you and pour! But you must see ME more! More than what you see around you! I must become in your view! I must become everything to you! I must be all that you see, all that you know, all that you hear, all that you think, all that you eat, all that you breathe! Why am I not these things yet? You must become full of Me, and then the world will see! Then they can see Me, in you! Then they can hear Me, in you! Then they can flow in My River that is true! For My River is in you! Break out! Let My Life out! Let My Spirit change your home. Let My Spirit change your church. Let My Spirit change your city. Let My Spirit change the earth! I am waiting for you to give birth! I am waiting for you to move in My Channels! Move in My Oil! Move in My Wine! Move in My Fountain, Divine! Move! Move Children, for as you move, I will move! -End of Prophecy.

Scriptures:

Jeremiah 2:13 For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water.

Ezekiel 32:14 Then will I make their waters sink down (subside, be quiet, and become clear); their rivers I will cause to run [slowly and smoothly] like oil, says the Lord God.

Job 29:1 AND JOB again took up his discussion and said, 2 Oh, that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me, 3 When His lamp shone above and upon my head and by His light I walked through darkness; 4 As I was in the [prime] ripeness of my days, when the friendship and counsel of God were over my tent, 5 When the Almighty was yet with me and my children were about me, 6 When my steps [through rich pasturage] were washed with butter and the rock poured out for me streams of oil!

Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.

Psalms 81:16 But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."

John 4:10 Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water."

John 7:38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.

-Susan O'Marra

2013 . . .

A Day of Open Doors






















This is the day which God hath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it—Psalms 118:24

This is a day of destiny that the Lord has made! We have crossed a threshold in heavens time-line. The Bible calls it the "fullness of time." The apostle Paul in his epistle to the Galatians stated,

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" — Galatians 4:4-6

The central theme of our revelations highlights our position in modern church history and prophetic destiny in God. We are biblically promised a generation who will be:

1. The Greater Works Generation--- John 14:12
2. The Plum- line/Capstone Generation--- Zechariah 4
3. The Restoration of All Things Generation-- Hebrews 6:5
4. The Righteous Generation--- Psalms 14
5. The Generation Who Will Seek His Face--- Psalms 24
6. The Latter Rain Generation--- Joel 2
7. The Brides Revival Generation--- John 20:21
8. The Mature Sons of the Kingdom--- Matthew 13
9. The Third Day Generation--- Hosea 6:2
10. The Fullness Generation--- Ephesians 4:13

These will be the “sons of the Kingdom” who carry the Sevenfold Spirit of God that rested upon the Lord Himself in His perfect example of a Son of the Kingdom.

This is a day in which many promises will be apprehended and divine destiny achieved. Over the past several years there have been messages of preparation sounded as a clarion call to the Bride of Christ to prepare for the coming battle. Those individuals who have heeded this call and allowed the sifting and pruning process will begin to emerge with considerable anointing and authority. For them, this will be a day of substantial advancement

Preparing the Way

Throughout biblical history we can see God's hand taking His servants through various trials and character molding journeys. The design is to bring them out on the other side with the revelation of His nature. Though the passage may at times seem difficult, it is for our benefit in order to steward faithfully God's provision. The time for the apprehension of promises is now upon us.

The Bible clearly outlines that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Lights. God is Light and in Him there is no shifting shadow. Consequently, we are likewise called to be light in the midst of a dark generation.

It was by His own will that he gave us birth as “sons of the Kingdom” by His Word of Truth. We are designated to be a form of first fruits of His creation and a representation of what the “sons of the Kingdom” are called and consecrated to be.

Through his epistle to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul admonishes us to conduct ourselves as children of light. He said,

Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth, trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord — Ephesians 5:7-10

The surest evidence of the “children of Light” and God's true leadership will be the clear presence of the fruit of the Spirit. God's righteousness will begin to reflect the Spirit's nature in our lives. The display of His character in us is ultimately pleasing to the Lord and the reflection of His Light that we must possess.

In My Book, "Angels That Gather," I outlined the mark of the “sons of the Kingdom” as highlighted in Matthew 13 saying,

The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom....the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels — Matthew 13:37-39

If we are to be the “light” of the world, we will possess qualities consistent with “sons of the Kingdom” and children of light by allowing Christ to be fully manifested in us. The identification, anointing and purpose of this company who overcomes are listed below.

1. Their Identification-The manifestation of the Fruit of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22-24
2. Their Anointing--- The Seven Spirits of God- Isaiah 11:2
3. Their Purpose - To reveal the twelve names illustrating the divine character of
God and His primary redemptive attributes manifested in the Person of Jesus.

Repairing the Breach

The Lord is indicating His desire to restore through His church, His original mandate for man and fully heal the breach that has existed since man's fall in the garden. Our cities will reflect Heaven's light only to the degree that the saints within them do so.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven ---Matthew 5:14-16

One of the primary strategies to win our cities is through unity of the brethren. If the Lord can find just a few willing to live together in harmony with a common cause of advancing God's Kingdom, then He will pour out a special anointing of grace and favor that will illuminate our dwelling places. We will have unity to the degree that Christ is formed in us.

When this takes place we will then carry the battle to enemy gates and invade our cities with the ministry of restoration and awakening. We will help those who once experienced failure find their rightful place in the body of Christ. We will also retrieve those of our brethren who have fallen and begin to rejuvenate them into a new walk with Christ while also rescuing the unbelieving from the snare of the evil one.

The Lord recently expressed His desire to deal with the strongholds in us so we can deal with the strongholds in our churches, cities and nation. The Holy Spirit spoke to me in a meeting and said “If the people will allow Me to remove the stumbling-blocks within them, I will then remove the ones before them.”

God's people are called to be the repairers of the breach and restorers of streets and dwellings. Isaiah 58:12 declares,

And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; and you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell

In order to do that effectively in our cities, the Lord is sending “angels that gather” out His Kingdom all things offensive to Him so that He can reflect His Light through us.
Our churches and cities will exhibit Heaven's Light to the extent that the righteous within them do so. The Lord promised that,

The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear — Matthew 13:41-43

Shining Like the Sun/Son In the Kingdom

The Bible tells us that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. The righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of our Father when the tares and stumbling blocks have been extracted from our soul. Light dispels the darkness of our soul as He lights the candle of our innermost being.

The Lord clothes Himself in light as with a virtuous garment to depict His great authority in Heaven and in creation. We are likewise called to be endowed with the raiment of light that proceeds from Him. We are summoned to be the light and salt of the earth.

The pure white light of Heaven will proceed from the Throne to be imparted into the spirit and soul of the Lord's people to make us divine carriers of His virtue. Many will encounter the Lights of Heaven in private worship and in corporate settings in amplified ways over the coming months and years. This Light will manifest as the Sevenfold Spirit of God in the same way that pure white light directed through a prism highlights the seven colors of the spectrum.

This is the day that individuals will begin to walk in the light of revelation they possess. There must be an experiential quality to our walk with the Lord. Not only do we experience Him in a tangible way, but also in practical ways that exude the spiritual Light that has been deposited within us.

This is the model for the lost to be drawn to the Kingdom of Light; then the masses will be drawn to our light and fulfill the prophecies of Daniel when he said,

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 — Daniel 12:3

We have now crossed a threshold into the place where we begin to do what we have for so long talked about. This is especially true in the Western Church. This is the day of Lights or the day that people began to walk in the Light of Heaven.

We as a generation have come to a “fullness of time” crossroad in God's plan of progressive restoration. We are assigned the ministry of recovery and reconciliation and the next installment is at the door. It will be marked by notable expression of power with emphasis on the recovery of sight to the blind. It will take place in the natural to indicate a spiritual reality. Matthew 9:29 says,

Then He touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith and trust and reliance [on the power invested in Me] be it done to you. Amplified

Re-digging the Wells

The job of the righteous will be to redeem that which the enemy has stolen and re-dig wells that once flourished with God's healing virtue. The Lord is going to touch blind eyes and execute the recovery of sight both naturally and spiritually.

We will especially be called to recover and heal those who have been wounded in the church. The “blind, lame and halt” are to be revitalized by those developing in righteousness; thereby retaking ground previously relented to the enemy.

Even the gifts of the Spirit that have been stolen or perverted by the enemy will be redeemed during the coming year and years to follow. The righteous must begin to restore all of these things the enemy has successfully stolen or perverted within the church, especially the ministry of healing.

Highlighted revelatory truth is being set before us through words that are not taught by human wisdom, but by the Holy Spirit. It is the consolidation of spiritual truth with spiritual language in and through those possessing the Spirit of Understanding. There are corporate and personal messages proceeding from God's heart relative to our destiny and position in Heaven's economy. Paul said,

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words — 1 Corinthians 2:12-13

Having the understanding that the Lord is grooming us for something significant transforms our mind-set and generates hope to displace hopelessness. Without this comprehension we would indeed experience profound hopelessness and despair. A double portion restoration and return is our legacy.

Our council is to cooperate with heaven and do only what we see the Father doing and say only what we hear Him saying. The Lord is opening our eyes and ears with the Spirit of Understanding so that our discernment is taken to greater levels to accomplish this purpose.

There has been a sifting of our soul and the establishment of contrition, humility and meekness in order to carry greater levels of power and authority. The Spirit of Understanding will bring illumination to this reality and mobilize God's people for this great task.

Bind Kindness and Truth Around Your Neck

Kindness and truth are indispensable ingredients necessary in God's formula to awaken this generation. (Proverbs 3:3-4) The Holy Spirit has been punctuating this reality in recent days. If we embody and convey the Lord's meekness we will also share in His power; if we share in His obedience we will also share is His resurrection

The Spirits of Wisdom and Revelation entrusted to us have been unfolding spiritual blueprints and strategies for this day. Many intercessory groups and ministries have seen these outlines and sown revelatory prayer for their fulfillment. The prophetic day they foresaw is now upon us. This day will be like the one Ezekiel spoke of saying,

Son of man, what is this proverb you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, "The days are long and every vision fails'? Therefore say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will make this proverb cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel."

But tell them, "The days draw near as well as the fulfillment of every vision. For there will no longer be any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I the LORD will speak, and whatever word I speak will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, for in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it," declares the Lord GOD “ — Ezekiel 12:21-25

Over the past season many prophetic proclamations and decrees have gone forth. However, we have seen little in the way of significant fulfillment. However, that trend is now changing.

As it was with the prophecies of Ezekiel, so shall it be today. No longer will the proverb be spoken that the visions linger and their fulfillment is delayed. We will now begin to see a more sure word of prophecy emerging that will be accomplished.

The scriptures plainly points out, the Lord ever lives to make intercession on our behalf and if there was ever a time to draw near to God, it is this generation. The Lord is continuing to ask the church to join Him in His heart of intercession for this prophetic generation. When we do, our prophetic decrees will be more accurate because they are generated from the Lord's heart. He will put a word in our mouths to,

Pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant. The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree. Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it — Jeremiah 1:10-12

Fully Preaching Christ

Clearly we are living in a day when miracles, signs and wonders are an essential aspect of our New Testament heritage. (Romans 15:18-19) As in the early church, God's healing power and extraordinary exploits provide Heaven's validation necessary to meet the great needs of the masses.

Our message must be confirmed with the miraculous to be most effective. However, the greatest application will be the spiritual awakening of God's people to receive spiritual eyes to see and ears to hear. We must alleviate the mistakes of the past and recognize our day of visitation.

After 40 years of governing the people of Israel while in the wilderness, Moses came to the end of the journey and provided a revealing discovery that prohibited that generation from entering the promise. He admonished them with a rehearsal of the great and awesome deeds and demonstrations of the Lord’s power performed in their midst. Nonetheless, Moses also pointed out a sad reality- that generation did not receive the promise because, he said,

To this day the LORD has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear — Deuteronomy 29:4

What a great lesson for us to learn in our day. Although we can witness notable expressions of spiritual power and authority, that in itself is not enough. It remains essential for us to receive an impartation from the Holy Spirit to possess eyes & ears open to His truth and hearts of understanding.

Without that spiritual endowment, we cannot enter the fullness of the promise. Not only do we have an inheritance in Him, but He also has an inheritance in us. Our spiritual eyes & ears must be opened to facilitate that union.

Eyes & Ears

It is an important spiritual mandate to have enlightened eyes to see where we are presently placed in human history and the unfolding of God's redemptive plan. Equally as important are gifted eyes that can see ahead to our prophetic destination. From this perspective we can set our sights on the goal of our faith, as well as recognizing the snares and traps of the enemy intended to hinder our ability to get there.

On one unique occasion the prophet Elisha, who had spiritual insight as to where he was and where he was going, boldly stood before the armies of the king of Aram. He could do so because of the spirit of wisdom and revelation that rested upon his life. When his servant nervously recited what his natural eyes were seeing, the prophet prayed, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; he behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha

With that prayer, an impartation of spiritual sight was given to the servant. Through that blessing, he discovered with his spiritual eyes, the armies of Heaven and chariots of fire that surrounded God's servant. (2 Kings 6:17-18)

With spiritual vision, fear is replaced with faith and a comprehension of the reality that there are more for us than for the enemy. Nothing changed in this scenario except the vision of Elisha's servant. Without question, his faith level soared. His countenance and courage was not merely based upon the things his natural eyes were seeing, but now his spiritual eyes provided clarity to the entire picture. The same is true today! Supernatural revelation will take us out of rounds of fear and anxiety into the dimensions of God's faith.

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2013 . . . The Joseph Annointing

2013 The Joseph Anointing

















2013 will be a year the Church begins to experience the release of a Joseph Anointing. This Joseph Anointing will be like the story recorded in Genesis when God called Joseph from a pit to a palace to help Israel and the surrounding nations survive a coming season of famine. God is releasing this anointing upon His people so we can become a supernatural blessing of wisdom and resource for the nations of the world.

Joseph was a pivotal figure in the history of Israel. God called Joseph to stand in the gap for Israel between desolation and their future destiny. Joseph came to this position bringing nothing with him. He was thrown into a pit and left for dead. He was then taken out of the pit and sold into slavery by the very people who should have loved him – his brothers. After being falsely accused of a sexual assault, he was put in prison and stayed there until God raised him up to a place of prominence and authority as second in command to Pharaoh. Through all the heartache and hardship he experienced, God never abandoned Joseph.

In the Book of Genesis, where the events of Joseph's life are recorded, I noticed three components of his anointing – Dream Interpretation, Apostolic Administration and Reconciliation. These components can function through a single person or they can be released through a group of Believers functioning with a common vision.

The Strategic Placement of Dream Interpreters

Dream interpreters will rise in prominence in this anointing. Both in prison and in the courts of Pharaoh, it was Joseph's ability to interpret dreams that gave him audience with those in authority. Some of the people who will have these dreams hold positions of governmental authority and others work in the highest levels of the corporate world where normal routes of access to them are restricted. The dreams of these individuals, and their need to understand them, will become the bridge that connects these dreamers with those gifted with God's interpretation of dreams.

The Rise of Apostolic Administration

There will be a release and recognition of the supernatural aspect of the administrative gift. Some see the gift of administration in a lesser light than God intends for it to be seen. There will be a rising up of Administrative Apostles.

In Potiphar's house, in prison, and before Pharaoh, the administrative gift in Joseph was the gift God used to release his blessing to the nations. The detailed administrative plan Joseph shared with Pharaoh became God's supernatural provision and solution to Pharaoh's dream. It provided the structure that the nation of Egypt and the surrounding nations needed to survive during a famine.

Reconciliation of Nations through Families

After experiencing deep personal pain and rejection, Joseph was willing to make a way for his family to survive the famine. He did not allow his painful personal history to be a roadblock to what God desired to do in his family and as a result the nation of Israel was spared from starvation.

The provision of physical needs was a vehicle God used to bring restoration and reconciliation to Joseph's family and to Israel. Joseph's anointing was able to flow because he was willing to reconcile with those who had wronged him.

One of the greatest hindrances to the moving of God's Spirit in the midst of God's people is the unwillingness to release an offense. Reconcilers take practical and tangible steps towards reconciliation no matter what the cost. Reconcilers initiate plans for healing and restoration.

Joseph wept as he reconciled with his family – this is the heart of a reconciler. Behind each act of familial reconciliation there stands a city or a nation waiting to be set free. Israel and the surrounding nations endured a severe famine because one man was willing to reconcile with those who had wronged him.

Word of the Lord for 2013

As the Lord processed this word and the coming year with me, He went on to reveal how this anointing would function:

"As I chose to record the works of My servant Joseph in a book about new beginnings, so My presence in you will become a place to birth a new beginning. This anointing will bring a Genesis experience to My Church.

"I am forming in you a place of supernatural provision. I have put My Presence in you to become a silo of abundance resembling a farmer's silo that stores grain for a future planting. Like Joseph, you will come to this place of provision bringing nothing with you, except My Presence. It will be from the depths of My Presence in you that I will draw out this blessing for the nations.

"This anointing will not be a work of addition, but of supernatural multiplication. I will birth this in you like I did when I multiplied the loaves and fish that fed thousands. My provision will flow from what appears to the natural eye to be a place of nothingness. It will become a miraculous provision that will surprise not only those who receive it, but it will surprise My people. You will say, 'Where did this come from? How did abundance come from nothing?'

"I will draw the nations to you as I did to Joseph when I repositioned him in Egypt. They will come for a survival provision, but I have more planned than just their survival. I will use you to bring them into their destiny.

"The Joseph Anointing will turn a famine into a feast; a lack into a gain and a set back into a leap forward. The nations will see that I am in your midst. Set the tables – a feast of provision is coming."

Finally, the trials and issues you have faced in your life have been used by God to position you for the greatest impact. As Joseph spoke to his brothers, the Lord will also speak through you to those who have stood against you in the past. As you are anointed and released you will be able to say, like Joseph:

"God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. So it was God who sent me here, not you!" Genesis 45:7-8

Garris Elkins, Senior Leader
Living Waters Church - Medford, Oregon
Email: info@prophetichorizons.com
http://www.garriselkins.com/

Garris Elkins' ministry, Prophetic Horizons, is a ministry of teaching, writing and prophecy committed to raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of our world with the empowered voice of Heaven. Garris and his wife, Jan, are the Senior Leaders of Living Waters Church in Medford, Oregon, and have two grown children, Anna and David.

2013 . . .

November 30, 2012
Shepherd’s Rod 2013

For the last eighteen years, I have experienced divine visitations and prophetic encounters with the Spirit of God on the day of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Every year the Lord’s visitations and revelations are unique, and each year the theme is different and the subjects are diverse.

The Spirit of God is revealing much this year concerning these end-time apocalyptic days we are living in. These are decisive days, and the choices we make will determine victory or defeat for years to come.

The Spirit of Truth will release much needed insight into how to obtain God’s higher wisdom and instruct in us how to engage Heaven’s host in a completely new dimension, as well as teaching us how to live lives of victory and valor. We will discover certain aspects of God’s new things, and the Spirit of God will give guidance to help believers navigate these dark days.

It’s imperative that we go to the next new level. No one wants to remain shallow or superficial. It’s time to clearly hear and fully follow the Lord’s voice (see John 10:27). Now is the time for action, being sure to avoid stagnation and move up in our faith and maturity so that we may advance the Kingdom of God.

Almighty God is in the process of shaking everything that can be shaken (see Heb. 12:27). However, in Christ we will have a firm foundation and true stability (see Luke 6:48). We must grasp the genuine pathway to peace and victory during these turbulent times. The choice is ours. We can have peace or panic depending on what we set our hearts upon.

The Spirit of God is preparing the hearts of saints for a divine invasion (see Isa. 64:1-2)! For sometime now the Lord has been fanning the flame of discontentment within the hearts of the saints because He does not want us to settle for less than He desires to give us. This has generated within the hearts of many a deep and desperate hunger for God (see Ps. 42:1-3). A longing for the presence of God looms large within the souls of God’s people. This hunger and thirst for godly righteousness will be rewarded. As Matthew 5:6-8 says:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

This year’s visitation dealt with four areas in which God wants to strengthen and encourage believers. First, in these days, the Spirit of Truth is releasing higher wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden until these end-times. As we pray and seek the Lord, we can expect to gain insight into the different aspects of higher wisdom (see Jer. 33:3). This much needed higher wisdom will only be released to a mature company of believers.

Second, we are entering a time when God is sending out Heaven’s helpers—mighty angelic messengers who are released to aid, guide, and protect the people of God!

I will share much more concerning the important actions of these angels throughout The Shepherd’s Rod 2013.

The title is Heaven’s Helpers the Action of Angels And Higher Wisdom this book has over 185 pages packed full of prophetic revelation preparing us to become an overcoming generation.

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The Bride of Christ . . .

The Bride of Christ
Natalie Victoria Davis
 
Recently I heard a song that deeply touched my spirit. The words of the song, speaking of the bride of Christ, were awe-inspiring. “This is the story of the Son of God hanging on a cross for me, BUT it ends with a bride and groom and a wedding by a glassy sea. Oh death where is your sting cause we will be there singing Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord.”
 
What love the Lord demonstrated by laying down His life for us, enduring the beatings and mocking of the people and bearing the wrath of God that we deserve. The Lord will receive His reward; He will be presented with a Bride that has been made ready for the marriage of the Lamb.
 
The preparation of the Bride of Christ has been heavy on my heart lately. What does she look like, what will it take for her to rise up and come into her fullness, to become the image of the Almighty? Here are a few truths the Holy Spirit has quickened to me in this regard.
 
A. Discovering our identity in Christ.
 
Our identity is Christ. He is what we are called to be; His ways, thoughts, desires, and actions. We are to become like Him, He is our inheritance. As it says in Galatians 2:20:
 
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
 
We live so that the Lord can use us as living vessels that manifest His Kingdom on earth. The Lord's desire is that we do the greater works promised in John 14:12. If we could come to the realization of the power we have in Him, we would never fall into the lies of the enemy.
 
The enemy sees what we will be when we step into the fullness of the Lord, and he will try and delay that as long as we allow him to. It is time for us to see as Jesus sees, and allow Him to step into us.
 
B. We must allow the Lord to cleanse us.
 
We can do that in part by fellowship with Him through extended times of communion. Sometimes sacrificing our time for Him is a big part. By limiting media an hour so we can spend that hour in His word and in prayer produces great dividends.
 
2 Timothy 2:21 states, “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.’’
 
How does a husband get to know his wife? By taking time away from the things around him and spending it with her to get to know her heart, her desires, and her passions. Our intimacy with the Lord must increase.
 
The hour has come when things are going to get very dark, but we must be strong in the Lord so that nothing around us will shake us, but that we, the Bride of Christ, will rise up and shine as it says in Isaiah 60:1-2. The Lord needs a remnant of His people who will just be who we are in Him and allow Him to use us. It is time for us to step aside and let God step in.
 
C. We must separate ourselves from the spirit of this world.
 
The Bride of Christ will be set apart from this world and become the light of the world. It is not about what we say or preach, it is about how much of Christ is formed in us. When you carry a light into a dark room, that light overcomes the darkness and allows you to see. It is time for the church to overcome the darkness covering the world. The Lord is greater than all darkness put together, so imagine how bright things would be if we as the Body of Christ began to shine like Him. We must first seek the face of the Lord; to see him and become radiant.
 
D. Become sensitive to His voice.
 
My prayer each day is that I would hear His voice like I hear my own natural father speaking to me. We need to know when He speaks, to know His thoughts and desires. We must love the things He loves and hate the things He hates. Proverbs 6:16-19 says:
 
"There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers."
 
E. The Body of Christ must be the ones who love those who are still in darkness.
 
I once heard someone say, why are we surprised when sinners sin! Of course they are going to sin, because they do not know Christ and have the relationship with the Lord that creates a different nature from the spirit of this world.
 
Society today thinks of the church as a critical and judgmental people. It is not our place to judge those around us; it is our job to love them through it as it says in Romans 2.
 
We are to see them as the Lord sees them; to see what they are called to be not how they are living at the time. When I was living in darkness my family and friends loved me through it. They accepted me with open arms when I was ready to let go of all the sin I was living in. They helped me through the pain and lies I was living in. That is what the Bride of Christ is called to do; to love our brothers and sisters in Christ as they are, and help them come into their identity in Christ.
 
When a bride walks into the room on her wedding day the people gathered together gaze at her beauty in awe, the bride shining with love as if she was glowing knowing that her beloved awaits her at the end of the aisle. That is what the Bride of Christ is to be. She will be radiant with God’s glory, stepping into a room shining brightly.
 
With every step she takes the atmosphere changes and darkness flees. As people say about a girl in love, she glows as though she is in love. We are to be so in love with Jesus that we shine from the light that has formed in us.
 
F. When people ask what the Bride of Christ look likes, I think of many characteristics.
 
1. My perspective of the Bride is that we will provide the needs for those around us. Whether it is healing, deliverance, or discipleship; we are to provide for every need.
2. The body of Christ must be living testimonies of the spoken Word.
3. A remnant of people who are full of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness as it is written in Galatians 5:22.
4. We are to be overcomers. The bride will be victorious over the things of this world.
5. When I think of the Bride of Christ I think of a warrior who is covered in courage and boldness. Who trembles at nothing, who laughs at fear, a bride that is pure and spotless, and who walks in humility!
 
G. When asked about the Sons of the Kingdom I think of these attributes:
 
1. The Sons of God are to be anointed with the 7 spirits of God as it says in Isaiah 11:2, “And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.”
2. Our inheritance is to become a Son of the Kingdom. Romans 8:14-15 declares, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”
It is time to cry out to our Abba, Father for Him to pour out His presence upon us. Oh what the day will look like when the body of Christ steps into the fullness of God; what light will begin to shine. It is the heart of the Lord to see His Bride being a reflection of Him.
 
He does not desire for us to live in fear, hopelessness, or sickness. He defeated those things when He overcame the grave. What is it going take for us to apprehend the victory that is ours? We are the victorious ones; we are to live with the Kingdom mindset here on earth as it is in Heaven. The Lord wants us to have that now, not wait until we get to Heaven. Imagine the harvest we will bring in just by becoming the Bride of Christ. Awake, Awake O Bride.
 
H. When I think of the marriage between the Bride and Bridegroom I think of a marriage between a husband and wife.
 
The beauty in a marriage is so powerful. The bride on her wedding day making herself ready for her beloved, dressed in pure white and jewels. She is ready to become one with her beloved. The joining together of a man and woman before God and all to see; making covenant with each other. Having one heart, one life; the power of two joining together in union as one; The wife receiving the name of her beloved. She will stand strong with Him, trusting in Him.
 
Ephesians 5:22-30 declares, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body.”
 
I. One Body; One Flesh.
 
Just as the husband and wife are to be of one flesh, so is the Bride to be one flesh with Christ. As Paul Keith says, “Bone of His Bone and Flesh of His flesh.” The beauty of the lasting love between a husband and wife is such a reflection of the perfect love Christ has for His Bride. There is no greater love story than on the day Jesus died for us and rose again so that we could have a life free from sin, sickness, death, regret, shame, hopelessness, freedom from the lies of the enemy.
 
He loves us so much that He took it all for us so that we could have a life of freedom. In Him we are free, no matter how hard things get or how dark the world may be, He is our safe haven. We are free in Him, and there is no darkness in all the earth that comes near to how great He is.
 
Conclusion.
 
It is my prayer and hope that I will live a life that is pleasing to Him. That I am able to complete every purpose He has for me. To be made ready as His bride. To know who I am in Christ, to know my position and to stand strong in it. To walk in strength and courage; to laugh at fear; To be a reflection of His character, power, image, and His love. To just BE; to be a living vessel so that His kingdom can be manifested through me and to know Him through communion and intimacy with Him!
 
How my heart longs for the day to come that is explained in Revelation 19:7, “ Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”
But I know the Lord has a harvest to receive and a Bride to be made ready. It is our destiny to see that harvest brought in, so that Christ will receive the full reward for His sufferings. He will have it; He will have His Bride that is pure and spotless. Awake, Awake O Bride.

Word of prophecy . . .

EXHORTATIONS FROM THE FATHER


[Reflections Of The Father's Heart]
 
November 25th 2012
+ Every "true" word of prophecy plays a key part in one coming into the "fullness" of their inheritance [salvation] in Christ. Every word spoken in a "spirit of false prophecy" - when "adhered to" by the one the word of false prophecy is "delivered" to - will play a "key part" in the fullness of Satan's plan for the hindering and, ultimately, destruction of their life and ministry! Therefore, it is of the utmost importance for every one of My children to "saturate" their heart with a superabundance of My Word for truly I say to you, in this last hour, out of the "abundance" of their heart shall they "speak" - righteously [through godly desire] or unrighteously [through the maintaining of self-desire], and out of the abundance that is in their heart shall they "hear" - righteously [through godly desire] or unrighteously [through the maintaining of self-desire]!"....

...."Then I perceived that surely God had not sent him, but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him".... Nehemiah 6:12 NASB

...."for no [true] prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men [and women] moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God".... 2 Peter 1:21 NASB

...."do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully [with a holy caution]; hold fast to that which is good [righteous]".... 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 NASB
 

Spirit of Prophecy . . .

The Ministry Letter 2012

 

ISSUE 16

 

To all those who are truly seeking first the Kingdom - those who love God with all of their heart:

WORDS ARE ALWAYS JUDGED [TO BE DISCERNED] BY THE "SPIRIT" BEHIND THEM

...."But they [the Pharisees] do all their deeds to be noticed by men.... They love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues".... Matthew 23:5-6 NASB

Words are always judged [in the sight of God] by the "spirit" behind them - and, thus, if one is righteously motivated then when they are led to share what the Holy Spirit has placed on their heart it is ALWAYS in order. Jesus was warning in the passage above not to be like those [in this case the Pharisees]who were doing and saying things just to be "seen" [honored] by others. Speaking [proclaiming] the Word [words] accurately [and, of course, with the right motivation]is extremely important - and it is one of the tremendous benefits of being separated unto the Father and His Word [Jesus] in the "inner chamber" [John 14:21,23]. For as one fills their heart to overflowing with the Word of God [on a daily basis] THEN the Holy Spirit [Who is the Spirit of love, the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, the Spirit of Faith, the Spirit of Obedience etc.] is able to quicken one to what verse or what words need to be spoken in ANY given moment with "pin-point accuracy" [as far as the exercising of an absolute faith and perfect love goes]. Jesus, of course, walked in pin-point accuracy in ALL things pertaining to the Will of the Father - and so will the Glorious Church before we leave here.

THE POWER TO CHANGE ENVIRONMENTS

...."Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless".... Ephesians 5:25-27 NASB

...."Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you".... Luke 10:19 NASB

One of the chief tasks of the Glorious Church [both individually and corporately] is to "change" environments [spiritual atmospheres]wherever they are sent through the Kingdom forces [Faith, Love, Righteousness, Truth, Wisdom etc.] abiding in their heart - forces that are the spontaneous fruit of the "revelation" of God's Word [Will]deep within them. Because of these things, it is not hard to see that multitudes will enter into the true Christian life [and, therefore, the Kingdom]when the strongholds that had held them in bondage for so long are absolutely devastated [demolished] by the power of God abiding within those who are truly His. Therefore, let us be found abiding in the secret place of God's Presence in this hour that we might know exactly what to do in any given moment and, in carrying out with pin-point accuracy the instructions of the still, small, voice of the Holy Spirit deep within us, be found walking in the "fullness" of the authority that is ours, in Christ.

WAIT THERE UNTIL YOU ARE CLOTHED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH

...."And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high. And He [Jesus] led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising God".... Luke 24:49-53 NASB

...."But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ [by grace you have been saved], and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus".... Ephesians 2:4-6 NASB

...."But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth".... 2 Timothy 3:1-7 NAS
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One of the very first commands given to the apostles after the Church was born was [paraphrase] "Go into the city and WAIT there UNTIL you are clothed with power from on high". The church at large is in the "disarray" [disorder, disharmony, strife and division. powerlessness etc.] that it is in because they neither "waited" [from the place of an active faith and obedience] for a "revelation" of the God's Willnor did they position themselves properly before Him [in His Presence on a daily basis] to be "clothed with power from on high".

HEAVENLY PLACES

VISION:

The Father showed me a vision of a large "blueprint". It was a blueprint concerning the fullness of Satan's schemes". He likened it to an architect getting a "top-notch" blueprint for a magnificent building. Jesus is the "architect" and the Holy Spirit continually lays out this "top-notch" blueprint in our heart [schemes of Satan] and, then, empowers us to carry out our attacks on the Evil One - his schemes revealed by "blueprint" [revelation] . He said to me,

"and thus shall Satan be continually "devastated" by My faithful ones in this final hour!"

Any time you need to know what Satan is up to, My beloved ones, only "acknowledge" that you need to know what is going on in your own life - or in the lives of those with whom you have to do - and we shall sit down together and we shall lay "the blueprint" before us, and then you shall go forth from our "interview" [face to face meeting] and by My Power you shall thoroughly devastate every scheme that Satan attempts to set up against you and those I have given you. Truly I say to you, if Satan is persecuting those that I have given to you then he is persecuting you. If he is attempting to harm those I have given to you then he is attempting to harm you. So, therefore, go forth in the fulness of My power - and never settle for anything less than the full and total obliteration of Satan's schemes. Pursue the Enemy until he is consumed!"

...."God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way. He makes my feet like hinds' feet, and sets me on my high places. He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your help makes me great. "You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped. I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and I did not turn back until they were consumed. And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise; And they fell under my feet. For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me".... 2 Samuel 22:33-40 NASB

...."He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him...... If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him".... John 14:21, 23 NASB

...."But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ [by grace you have been saved], and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus".... Ephesians 2:4-6 NASB

When we are sitting in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus, we see things from His perspective - which is a completely different viewpoint then when one is "grounded" [in their heart] in the "natural realm". I saw a vision of sitting up there [way above the earth] on a chair next to Jesus and the Father. Not only could I SEE things from Their perspective but They were talking to me so I could HEAR Their truths as well [which came to me as "instant revelation"]. There was "face-to-face" [heart-to-heart] communication as They pointed things out that were happening below and explaining about them in detail. So I both saw and heard everything from Their viewpoint which, then, resulted in me understanding what was transpiring on the earth in a completely different way.

"minutiae" - small, precise or trifling details;

The Father said that if we live like that [and it is possible for us to have such a close and intimate relationship with Them that we are actually sitting beside Them] They will impart to us Their knowledge [Wisdom] about situations. Physically, we are walking upon the earth [way below] BUT in spirit we abide [dwell] in the high places! The Holy Spirit will reveal [and teach] all things to us IF we are close enough to sit and enjoy face-to-face communication with the Father and Jesus. He will show us Their heart and give us continual discernment, revealing Their Will and perspective in any given moment. Thus, we will see things very, very differently if we "abide" [dwell] in the Heavenly place with Jesus and the Father in this hour. We will be above the "minutiae" of life in our "own" understanding - and regard it through Their eyes instead. All those who truly love God [those who place His Will above ALL else] MUST be positioned in this holy place [the place of "ascension" - which is the place wherein one abides in the "fullness" of their authority in Christ] - for it is truly "home base" for the remnant [Glorious] Church and all that will issue forth through Her in this final hour!

Another important factor in living the "ascension-life" that is ours, in Christ, is that we can see everything going on in the "world" for exactly what it is from a Heavenly perspective [with both feet planted firmly in the Kingdom] - and, thus, not be affected in the same way as those in the "world". Even if we are affected "physically" [because we are, of course, still living here on the earth] it will not affect our spirit [and heart towards the Lord] - and, because of these things, we are THEN able to put our bodies "completely" under subjection to the s[S] pirit [Romans 12:1-2] and, thus, both rise above and overcome inANY given circumstance or situation. Abiding in the "place of ascension" is an entirely different "plane" [level] than a carnal existence and is available to EVERY believer - and, indeed, it is precisely where we, as true sons and daughters MUST be positioned in this most critical and glorious hour!

...."If because of the sabbath [rest] , you turn your foot from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the sabbath [rest] a delight, the holy day of the LORD honorable, and honor it, desisting from your own ways, from seeking your own pleasure and speaking your own word, THEN you will take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; And I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken".... Isaiah 58:13-14 NASB

THE FATHER IS EVER FAITHFUL TO HONOUR "PERFECTLY" ONE'S DEEP DESIRE TO FULFIL ALL THAT THEY WERE CREATED FOR, IN CHRIST

Many who are truly seeking God with ALL of their heart are still bogged down in difficult "environments". These environments are not only a great trial [with much tribulation] but, also, [on the positive side] a training ground for those those who are faithful to continue seeking the "fullness" of their destiny - even though they remain in circumstances that, ultimately, they know in their heart must change if they are going to enter into their true "Kingdom-position" and destiny, in Christ. This is the beauty of the "inner chamber" on an individual level: one has an "open door" into the Presence of God [regardless of one's "outward circumstances" {environment}] that will sustain them until either their environment changes or they are removed from it and placed into the "ultimate" true spiritual environment [corporately speaking] that the Father had planned for them from before the foundations of the world [with a view to them fulfilling the fullness of their destiny in Christ in this final hour - both individually and corporately]. The most important key to "change" [transition] in one's environment is the diligent pursuit of God's Will and a continued obedience [abiding in love - from faith to faith] in their present environment "knowing" [having a revelation in their heart] that God is faithful to honour "perfectly" their deep desire to fulfil all that they were created for, in Christ.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO PURITY OF HEART

"pure" -
free from anything of a different, inferior, or contaminating kind or nature; unmodified by mixture;

...."Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God [know, discern and understand His ways]".... Matthew 5:8 NASB

There is definitely a certain calibre of "heart" that is necessary [both individually and corporately] to carry out the work of the Kingdom - for it is certain that everything MUST be ordered by the Lord [John 15:5] - including those we are connected with. It is not that we don't love all of God's people for that is a certain call - it has to do with the fact that ONLY those who have been prepared by the Holy Spirit [through the continually deeper work of the Cross] are fit to carry out the task perfectly in this final hour. On the one hand, we don't ever want to stop believing the best of [and for] others but, on the other hand, we must ever be on the alert [with a holy caution] and discern ALL things by the Holy Spirit where our relationships with others go. It all comes down to "purity of heart" [and when it gets right down to it ONLY God truly knows those who are faithful and trustworthy and those who are not] and, in this final hour, those who truly love God from a pure heart [a heart "wholly given"] will be exalted by Him - and, in the process, be given the necessary "platform" [station] to both enter into and fulfill their precious destiny, in Christ [both individually and corporately].

Again, it is all about purity - and a steadfastness of heart that refuses to "turn back" from here until the end of the age. In this hour, many will come forth with pure hearts [some having just come into the Kingdom] and they will know and understand the heart [and ways]of God in a manner that will immediately far surpass those who have "held to a form of religion" but have denied the power of the reality of "true relationship" with the Lord - in His Kingdom. Let us, therefore, be found guarding our hearts with ALL diligence in order that they might continually be found pure in the sight of the Father - for it is ONLY in this way that we will be able to continually access the deepest thoughts and intentions of His heart in this final hour.

WE WILL BE AN "UNSTOPPABLE" PEOPLE

The "highway of holiness" represents the right spiritual positioning ["high way" - Ephesians 2:6; Isaiah 58:13-14]and true spiritual environments that the Glorious Church will walk in [both individually and corporately] in this final hour - environments that will have "no enemy in the camp". The amount of resistance that all those who have truly been seeking the "fullness" of their precious destiny in Christ have faced just points to how terrified Satan is of the "divine connections"that the Father has planned for His Kingdom people in this hour. Once the fullness of His plan begins to unfold for the remnant Church it is certain that we will be an "unstoppable" people - a people who "abide" in the place of true unity and one accord. Jealousy [in any of its forms]will be the chief scheme against those who are truly seeking God in this hour [remember Korah's rebellion] [Numbers 15:37-16:50] - that evil spirit's chief aim being strife and/or the compromising of God's Will. One just has to keep loving those in their sphere of existence who are bound by jealousy knowing [believing] that, ultimately, they will be free from the fear and insecurity [darkness] that allows that spirit to work through them [1 John 4:18]. Because of these things, it is extremely important for one to remain both alert and aware at all times [through spending ample time in the presence of the Father and His Word] for the operation of the spirit of jealousy and the spirit of envy - for these two spirits are the main thrust of attack by the Enemy against those who are TRULY moving forward in the power of the Holy Spirit [ the "forerunners"].

Satan is running scared [and I do mean scared] of anything that even looks like believers in "agreement" with the Will and Plan of God for he knows the "devastating power" [of the Holy Spirit] that will be unleashed against him by those walking in true unity and one accord in this hour. It is how one views the [absolute] call to a heart "wholly given" that will determine whether or not they enter into the fullness of their "Kingdom-position" and destiny in this hour OR whether they will end up persecuting the remnant Church [which, I can tell you, will be a MOST dangerous practice in the glorious days ahead]and, thus, fall far, far, short of their part in the Glory that is about to be released in this hour. Therefore, let each and every child of God begin to focus on the obedience they are called to in their "own" lives [keeping their eyes "fixed" on Jesus {the Word of God} and NOT others] "knowing" [having a deep revelation of the fact] that, ultimately, it will produce a true "corporate" anointing, a true corporate anointing [true unity and one accord] that will drive the Enemy and his forces out of their midst - and keep him out!

...."And do not be terrified in even one thing by those who are entrenched in their opposition against you, which failure on your part to be frightened is an indication of such a nature as to present clear evidence to them [the evil spirits that are working] of [their] utter destruction, also clear evidence of your salvation ["soeteria"- deliverance from every temporal evil that came into the earth at the Fall, and which we were redeemed from at the Cross through the precious Blood of Jesus - Romans 8:1-2], and this [evidence] from God".... Philippians 1:28 Kenneth Wuest Translation

OUR CALL AS TRUE SONS AND DAUGHTERS IS TO ALWAYS BE FOUND WALKING IN FAITH, LOVE AND OBEDIENCE [REVELATION]

...."For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God's sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship]".... Romans 8:19 The Amplified Translation

What is important in this hour [an hour in which a very intense refining and polishing process is being concluded] is for the heart that truly loves God to come to the place [or perhaps a better way to express that would be "brought" to the place] where they trust Him completely for HIS perfect result - as far as bringing them into and fulfilling the fullness of all that He created them for from before the foundations of the earth. Our call as true sons and daughters is to ALWAYS be found walking in faith, love and obedience [revelation] - regardless of "outward" circumstances or what the Enemy has placed in our path. In this way [an abiding love], one will continually have the deep assurance in their heart that regardless of what happens [circumstantially]where the will of others is involved that they never "gave up" on them [in other words, did their best for them in the sight of God] and that, in their faithfulness, they will, ultimately, enter into and experience the Father's "best" in every area of their life and ministry - regardless of the path others may choose.

...."For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them".... Ephesians 2:10 NASB

The above scripture refers to the fact that ALL that the Father created us for in Christ [true Kingdom-position and destiny] has ALREADY been established in His Heart [one could say "already written down" in Heaven]. Therefore, as one "abides" in the place of faith, love and obedience [which I call "the place called Done" they can know beyond a shadow of a doubt [have a "burning" {active} revelation] that NOTHING [or anyone] can stop them from fulfilling all that the Father has "prepared beforehand" for them - that perfect fulfillment being based on simply continuing to walk in obedience [faith and Love] in their own lives.

...."Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you".... Jeremiah 1:5 NASB

A SEASON OF FINAL PREPARATION FOR ENTRANCE INTO TRUE KINGDOM-POSITION AND DESTINY

It must be clearly understood by all those who truly love God that this is a season of final preparation for entrance into their true "Kingdom-position" and destiny [in Christ]. Even though it has "seemed" like a long wait for many NOW the "fullness of time" has overtaken them - and it is certain that EVERY promise and vision that has been held to in faith [love and obedience] will be fulfilled in ways that "far exceed" even the most sanctified imagination and understanding . Therefore, it is of the utmost importance [for all those who are faithful] to continue to move forth step by step in the light of the revelation that is found "abiding" in their heart. For, as they do, it is certain that the Father will bring forth ALL that He has promised [divine connections, Kingdom-finances, lands etc.]and they will [both individually and corporately] step into the "fullness" of all that He had planned for them from before the foundations of the earth [Ephesians 2:10].

...."Behold, the Lord GOD will come with MIGHT, with His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him and His recompense before Him".... Isaiah 40:10 NASB

...."Now to Him Who, by [in consequence of] the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] - to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen [so be it]".... Ephesians 3:20-21 The Amplified Translation

words for the remnant Church:


THE FEAR OF GOD

[excerpts from "Make Haste My Beloved"]

Frances J. Roberts


"The secret of the Lord is with them that fear [reverence] Him" [Psalm 25:14]. Yes, My child, if you would search Me out, learn what it is to know the fear of God. Make of your heart a citadel of sacred worship, knowing that as you kneel at the altar of consecration, you shall receive of My Grace and Mercy and you shall behold mysteries.... things hidden from the carnal eye and withheld from the self-absorbed. For love of self will keep you from this place as surely as baser sins. You may shun wickedness in its commonly recognized forms and yet search for Me in vain if you do not lay aside self-interest and renounce self-love. Heart-purity is like the wall around a garden. It will protect the soul against the invasion of alien forces.

I AM YOUR STRONG TOWER

You are ever in danger of walking in your own will when you give thought to your safety. I, the Lord, am your strong tower, and I would be your abiding place. The one who hides in Me shall not be found by their enemies. Yea, though their enemies be the fears of their own heart, they shall find deliverance from these when they learn to abide in Me. In My Presence ALL fears are dissolved. Loneliness is banished by My fellowship. Darkness is dispelled by My Light [revelation]. Guilt is removed by My forgiveness. Come to Me with your love. In the quiet of worship I will relieve you of anxiety and fill you with joy. I will lift the burden, and you shall go free.

DELIVERANCE HAS COME

"And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments... against [their enemies]" [2 Chronicles 20:22]. Yes, and I have set ambushments against YOUR enemies, and I will smite him that causes you to dwell in fear. I will not suffer your foot to be moved but will cause you to walk in the way I have designed for you and no man shall hinder. For I have set my battle in array, and I the Lord your God will fight for you and you shall hold your peace. You shall rejoice and sing, yes, you can dance for joy, for your deliverance has already come, and the day of your visitation is HERE!

Lay hold upon the fullness of your inheritance for it is not for some future time, but the time is now. Be not dismayed by any adverse climate. Your peace is within you, and the adversary wars in vain. Be not dismayed, My child, and again I say to you, be not dismayed!

Up! Arm yourselves with the Truth. Embrace it as your dearest friend. Let it not be displaced by worldly wisdom nor wrested by ignorance in such a way that it loses its power to convict of sin. For it is sin that hinders the flow of My Power, and if you would move in power, you must move in heart purity. This I alone can give, for I create a clean heart in response to repentance and contrition. David knew this when he prayed, "Create in me a clean heart, O God" [Psalm 51:10].

Let this be your prayer and let My Word do its cleansing work in your hearts, for with righteousness comes strength, by My Spirit there shall be raised up overcomers and in that day you shall praise Me for the victory I shall bring to pass.

COURAGE

"courage" - that quality of mind or spirit enabling one to meet danger or opposition with fearlessness;

There are many places, My child, where only sheer courage will see you through. Prayer is the breath of the soul. Faith is paramount. Love is the essence of pure being. But none of these will suffice in the hour of stress if you have not courage.

Courage is that inner fortification of the disposition that is undaunted by the impossible, unthwarted by the improbable, and undismayed by the unthinkable. Courage makes perseverance attainable when encouragement is nowhere to be found. Courage is a stream of cool water to the soul when life is dry and parched. Courage gives stamina when love is gone, faith is wavering and prayer is difficult.

Courage rises like the delivering angel out of the deep unshaken assurance of the immutability of the character and faithfulness of God. Courage knows that for the child of God there is no such thing as disaster. Courage keeps the destination in view and heeds not the intervening obstacles. Courage does not count the cost neither laments losses, because it reckons on unfailing supply and is content in knowing that one man's loss is another man's gain and rejoices as much in one as in the other - either to be the receiver or the giver.

And how does COURAGE effect the saving miracle? It is because it is the hinge which swings the door of desire OUTWARD instead of inward. It is self-denying, self-effacing, self-repudiating, self-sacrificing. Courage is the simplicity of knowing: God is working out His purposes through every circumstance of my life. His plan is GOOD, and how He chooses to act is none of My business, and who He uses to bring it about is not my concern.

*****

MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE:

Meditations On The True Christian Life contains anointed writings and quotes of those saints, both past and present, who were [and are] given wholly to God. Because of their consecrated lives God was able, through them, to paint a clear picture of the "true" Christian life we are called to live. The "true" Christian life is the life that is fully and totally controlled, empowered and maintained by the Holy Spirit a life that is always seeking to be in agreement with the Word [Will] of God at all times. The pre-requisite for "maintaining" this life for every believer - regardless of their spiritual maturity - is for them to walk in all of the light [revelation] that has been revealed to them by the Holy Spirit in any given moment that they might be found walking continually from faith to faith and glory to glory.


* One can ask for divine direction BUT unless their heart is truly willing to "act" [in obedience] on whatever the Holy Spirit might reveal THEN it is certain that He will remain silent until such as time as they are. Lord, make us willing to be made willing in all things - according to Your highest purpose

...."You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart".... Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

* In this season, the Lord is confronting any ground of fear that remains in the hearts of those who are truly seeking Him. Therefore, every last opportunity to walk in faith [and Love] in the midst of adversity will pay very big dividends [spiritually speaking] in the glorious days just ahead in the lives of those who remain faithful to hold fast to the revelation [vision] in their heart [through a steadfast faith, love and patience].

...."There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown [complete, perfect] love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! ".... 1 John 4:18a The Amplified Translation

...."For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith".... Habakkuk 2:3-4 NASB

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It is a very good thing for one to remain "very sensitive" to the moving [or lack thereof] of the Holy Spirit - especially in a "confrontive" environment. For He ALWAYS knows what the best strategy is and will keep one safe - regardless of what the Enemy is trying to do.

...."a man of understanding keeps silent".... Proverbs 11:12 NASB

...."No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn [both convict and show to be in the wrong through your continued love and obedience]. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD".... Isaiah 54:17 NASB

*
Resting our head on the Father's heart is a very special thing - and is an absolute prerequisite for those truly seeking to enter into the fullness of their Kingdom-position and destiny in this final hour.

...."He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him....... If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him".... John 14:21, 23 NASB

* Once one has entered into intimate fellowship with the Father [and His Word] on a daily basis [and, thus, gained a deep revelation of the spiritual reality of God's Love] then ANYTHING less [such as any form of "soulish" relationship] than that which proceeds from Divine Love [true Covenant-relationship - with both God and man] becomes unacceptable to them.

...."And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us".... Ephesians 5:2a The Amplified Translation

* The two prerequisites to one walking [abiding] in "pin-point accuracy" where their obedience to God is concerned are having, as their deepest heart-desire, to continually make choices that are righteous in the sight of God, and "maintaining" the mind-set and heart-attitude that it is ONLY His Will that matters - in ALL things.

...."But seek [aim at and strive after] first of all His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right], and then all these things taken together will be given you besides".... Matthew 6:33 The Amplified Translation

...."Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven".... Matthew 6:10 NASB

* Those who are truly seeking God and the fullness of destiny have come to know [on the negative side] just how powerful soulish curses, reproach and persecution can be. So, then, [on the positive side] HOW MUCH MORE will the Love of God and the precious Blood of Jesus override all of those things to elevate both the vessel walking in [containing] the Love - and all of the others that that Love is directed towards?

...."A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another".... John 13:34-35 NASB

* The purity of a heart that loves the Lord with every fiber of its being is truly a beautiful and wondrous sight to behold - in every way.

...."Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see [both know and understand] God".... Matthew 5:8 NASB

...."worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness".... Psalms 29:2 KJV

* One has to know, by faith,when they enter into the "inner chamber" [whether they feel or perceive anything at the time or not] that there is ALWAYS an impartation [which - sooner or later - will be made evident by the Holy Spirit]. It is impossible for one to enter into the Presence of the Lord and not receive something from Him.

...."For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee".... Psalms 84:10-12 NASB

* When one "locks" things in faith and prayer before entering into any given situation the victory is already won before they even step out the door.

...."for we walk by faith, not by sight".... 2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB

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The call for us to "redeem our time" manifests in many ways throughout any given day. It is not only in the carrying out of the various tasks we are given [in obedience to the Lord] but also, and most importantly, spending time with Him in the secret place of His Presence - the place wherein we gain the necessary revelation to pray accurately and, also, allow the Holy Spirit to carry out the deepest work of the Cross in us [in preparation for our entrance into the fullness of Kingdom position and destiny, in Christ].

...."See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil".... Ephesians 5:15-16 KJV

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The discovery of the interwoven "symbols and patterns" throughout the Word of God [from Genesis to Revelation] is an "ongoing thing" for all those who truly love God - those who seek His face above all others.

...."Jesus Christ [the Word of God] is the same yesterday and today and forever".... Hebrews 13:8 NASB
FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

 

November 23rd 2012
IT IS ONLY GOD'S GRACE THAT IS SUFFICIENT

Words of Prophecy

* The greatest inherent tendency of the flesh [old nature] is to depart from Grace!

* My Spirit shall rest upon you powerfully My child, for you are anointed to do all that I have created you for. Go forth in perfect obedience - "knowing" that I have prepared your way
[Ephesians 2:10]. Do not be moved by ANY circumstances that presently surround you - for My power [Grace] is more than enough [sufficient] to cause you to gloriously overcome in ALL things.

* My Grace is accessed by faith, and faith works by love - and love NEVER fails. Therefore, the only thing that is required of My children is to acknowledge Me in ALL of their ways. For, as they do, My superabundant Grace will flow continually flow
[abound] towards them - empowering them perfectly to fulfil My highest purposes in any given moment.

Vision: I saw a bowl being tipped in the heavenlies. It was the Grace of God being poured out continually [and without measure] upon those who sought it [accessed it by faith].

* My Grace is sufficient both to see My people into the fullness of their precious destiny, in Christ, and to sustain them in it - and ONLY My Grace.

...."By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God".... [Romans 5:2 KJV]

...."For he who sows to his own flesh [lower nature, sensuality] will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint".... Galatians 6:8-9 The Amplified Translation

...."Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart".... Hebrews 12:1-3 NASB

"weary" - physically or mentally exhausted by hard word, exertion, strain etc.; fatigued; tired; impatient or dissatisfied with something;

If one allows themselves to grow "weary" of doing
[and speaking] good [continuing on in righteous motivation and faith - even in the face of great trial and tribulation] then it is certain that they will fall [unconsciously] into a flow of "self-righteousness" [unrighteous motivation and spiritual pride] - both in their own life and in their attitude towards others [through a desire for "self-preservation" and the release of the {soulish} "pressures" that surround them].

It is ONLY God's Grace
[divine empowerment - Love] that is sufficient to see His children through to the place of overcoming and absolute victory. It is ONLY His Grace that can empower the faithful heart to continue loving in the face of great reproach. It is ONLY His Grace that can empower one to "hold fast the vision" in the face of great resistance - and "seemingly" impossible circumstances. Indeed, it is ONLY the continual accessing of His Grace [by faith] [Romans 5:1-2 KJV] that will cause His children to experience His All-Sufficiency in ALL things - that they might have an "abiding" superabundance of peace, wisdom and joy [strength] for the carrying out [fulfillment] of every good[righteous] work [task] that He has called them to in this most glorious hour.

...."But He said to me, 'My grace [My favor and loving-kindness and mercy] is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect [fulfilled and completed] and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness'. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ [the Messiah] may rest [yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell] upon me! So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong [able, powerful in divine strength]".... 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 The Amplified Translation

...."I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge".... 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 NASB
 

The Intercessor saw a hand pouring down water from Heaven out of a large vessel . . .

 

Isaiah 45:8

Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

KJV

Awesome . . .
Amazing hidden Bible Code of Names . . .
The meanings of all 80 names from Adam to Jesus read sequentially reveals a bible code like no other. A secret message unravels; a prophecy with an awesome prediction!
How can this be . . .
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From the Lilly Bank Psalmist . . .

Prophetic Word 11-17-2012

REJOICE ALWAYS ! AND AGAIN... REJOICE ! JUST STOP COMPLAINING AND PRAISE THE LORD! Philippians 4:4 and Psalm 33

Some people have been very discouraged with the recent U.S. election results, however the LORD is saying unto His people to “GET ENCOURAGED and REJOICE!Prophecy must be fulfilled and while the dark gets darker, the Light gets Brighter as He shines His Glory upon His people. It will be well and excellent for those who have tucked themselves under the Shadow of His Almighty Wings, and are found of Him in His secret place of prayer and fellowship, in true submission to His Word with pure obedience... Psalm 91. The children of YAH, we are told to purify ourselves even as Yeshua is pure through obeying the truth brought by the Word and His Holy Spirit... 1 John 3:3

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

In the upcoming months a pure Holiness taught from the Word of YAH will begin to sound like the trumpet of warning, and announcing to the Bride that she must prepare Herself for that beautiful wedding day with our Lord Jesus Christ. Remember the Church makes Herself ready, and we know not the hour or day of His return for the Church. WE BETTER GET READY and STAY READY! Be not like the 5 foolish virgins who were not ready. BE WISE!

Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready.

You must not place your hope in the government and think that God will supply the revival only when the government is righteous or is in His order. The Apostles of the early Church did not have revival based upon governmental conditions, it was based upon “Great Grace” and “Great Power” supplied by the LORD with the pouring out of His Holy Spirit upon all flesh who were seeking Him.

By the power of the Holy Spirit revival is in you! The Kingdom of God is not with what you see, as Jesus said:

Luke 17:20-21 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said,The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:(21)Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Our wealth is not based upon governmental establishment either. Supernatural supply of wealth and riches for His people is promised through the Blood covenant established in the work and Word of Jesus Christ, for us who fear the LORD, and for cheerful generous givers that sow into the work of the Lord as He leads them.

Psalms 112:1-3 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in His commandments. (2)His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. (3)Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Take serious the hour we live in. Waste not the time through the day. Make best use of it.

Ephesians 5:15-16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

ONE STROLL THRU THE CITY MALL WILL SHOW YOU A GLIMPSE OF THE EVIL OF THE TIMES!

THIS KNOW ALSO THAT IN THE LAST DAYS PERILOUS TIMES WILL COME. FOR MEN WILL BE........ LOOK IT UP IN 2 TIM CH 3.

Put on the Spirit of praise and command that spirit of complaining to get behind you!

Psalms 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

Your grace to overcomers like You!
Most Important . . . .
Rabbi Cahn, is a messianic Jew (believer in Christ Yeshua)
FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

 

November 9th 2012
THE FULFILLMENT OF GODLY DESIRE "SATISFIES" CONTINUALLY

Words of Prophecy

* Many of My children shall become GREATLY "dissatisfied" in this season with "all" of those things that "fuel" their desire to remain in "fellowship" with the "world" and its ways.

* All "satisfaction" derived from the outworking of one's own understanding decreases one's desire within them to truly fulfil My purposes and plans - and, thus, their work takes on a direction and purpose contrary to My Will.

* "Fleshly projects"
[good works"] may make one "temporarily" happy [in their own thinking], but in them there is no inherent power within those "works" to keep one happy. It is only obedience to My Word [Will] that will keep My children in a continual state of satisfaction [peace and joy].

* If My children seek to please Me and to glorify Me in ALL things, then regardless of what they set their hand to in "perfect obedience" to My Word
[Will] and My Spirit, they shall both enjoy and be satisfied - fully.

* Mankind is completely incapable of satisfying or pleasing Me through any work or action which proceeds from their own understanding. Only that which is wholly conformed to Jesus Christ
[My Word] is acceptable in My sight.

* Regardless of the trials and tribulations that one may face
[as they toil in My Will and in My Name] there is ALWAYS a deep satisfaction [divine assurance - through peace and joy] that fills and strengthens the heart of those who walk in obedience to Me.

* My children shall only find satisfaction in the things that they do in obedience to Me, if they do those things out of love for Me alone. For if there is any element of self remaining within their heart in their "attempt" to carry out My Will, then they are not able to experience the "true" satisfaction that comes ONLY from love. Every motivation of heart in true Christian service must be rooted in the desire for all of My Will to be accomplished in the earth
[to destroy the works of Satan and to exalt the name of Jesus - and to represent Me perfectly] . Any motivation that proceeds from self shall only serve to "allow" the Evil One to enter into, and remain in control of, their lives in some way. I am an absolute God, and in the perfect fulfilling of My Will, it shall take an "absolute" [perfect] love abiding in the hearts of My children. For indeed there is NO provision, in the building of My Church and the establishment of My Kingdom, for anything that is outside of and, therefore, apart from, Me"....

...."I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much [abundant] fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing".... John 15:5 The Amplified Translation

...."Hope deferred makes the heart sick BUT
[godly] desire fulfilled is a tree of life".... Proverbs 13:12 NASB

...."The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life".... Proverbs 11:30 NASB

...."There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death".... Proverbs 14:12 NASB

"defer" - to put off to a future time; delay;

"satisfy" - to meet to the full [superabundantly] one's desires and expectations; to give full contentment to;

"dissatisfaction" - the state or attitude of discontentment, displeasure and/or disappointment;

"inextricable" - incapable of being separated;

The fulfillment of godly desire
[through an abiding faith, love and obedience] "satisfies", continually. The fulfillment of self-desire [through disobedience] continually leads one into an ever deepening "dissatisfaction" [restlessness] - through the "deferral" [putting off and relegating to a lower position] of supernatural hope [a revelation of God's Will]. Disobedience in one's life and the "deferral" of supernatural hope [hope that is based on a revelation of God's Will {Word}] are "inextricably" linked. Obedience in one's life and [godly]desire perfectly fulfilled are also inextricably linked - leading directly to superabundant life and prosperity in the Kingdom.

...."The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]".... John 10:10 The Amplified Translation
 
Seek Him . . .
This pertains to all of us . . . including me . . .

Choose you this day . . .

. Flipping the Switch

By Ron McGatlin

In the scope of time and eternity, the western world has fleeting moments remaining to flip a big switch that will change the destiny of nations.

I was awakened a little after three in the morning (Wednesday October 24) with a full out scream coming from the depths of my being. I felt no urgency of fear or pain in any form. It came from deeper than my soul. The primal scream came from the Spirit realm as an urgent warning with a promise of glory.

Like a train rolling down a track will continue on toward the destination of that track unless a rail switch is thrown that changes the train to another track and toward another destination, so it is with the nations of this world.

“Chose you this day whom you will serve.”

Just before Joshua passed away he called the people together and gave them a strong word from God. Basically God set before them life and death.

God reminded them of all that He had done for them as a nation throughout their journey of history. He reminded them of how their fathers had lived on the other side of the river and served other gods and how He had brought them across the river to serve Him in the land He gave them. God reminded them how He drove out before them the enemies who had possessed the land so that they lived in cities they had not built and ate from orchards and vineyards they had not planted. God had blessed and prospered the people. They had victory in all the wars they had fought against those who hated them and their God.

God is again speaking to us as He spoke through Joshua. I hear the Lord speaking similar things to us today as Joshua spoke to the people before he died.

Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, and in Egypt; and serve you the LORD. And if it seems evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods.

And Joshua said unto the people, You cannot serve the LORD: for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.

And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.

If you forsake the LORD, and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after that he has done you good.

And Joshua said unto the people, You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.

Now therefore put away, said he, the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.

And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.

So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he has destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God has given you.When you have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and you shall perish quickly from off the good land which he has given unto you.

Two related enormous fundamental problems face the western world today.

The first and most significant problem is that the western world has largely turned from the one true God to other gods.

The second problem stems from the first.

The second most significant problem that threatens to end life as we have known it among the western nations is a rapidly approaching Islamic takeover attempt.

Speaking nationally, if the first problem is not remedied quickly the second problem will rapidly come to pass with catastrophic results.

Still speaking as a nation, this train is already on the track and rolling ahead toward an apocalyptic event.

The Kingdom is coming forth it is the nations that will be train wrecked.

The final end destination is the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. However, our nationally turning away from the true God to our many other gods has caused a great cavern to be opened ahead for western nations completely severing the track, so that if the train continues on it, will plunge into the cataclysmic cavern before reaching the final destination.

The train must be slowed and a big switch thrown to direct the train of western nations on to another track that will bypass the huge cavern and avoid the gigantic train wreck. The Lord must become the engineer moving us as a nation down a yet difficult but much better track route toward the final destination of the fullness of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

I don’t think it necessary to define here the many gods western nations have come to worship instead of the one true God. They begin with the god of self and go on through gods like mammon, pleasure, materialism, intellectualism, sports, religious forms, and so on. Lust of the eyes and pride of life have caused us as nations to make gods of the things of this world.

The Big Switch

Switching from degradation to spiritual moral revitalization is a small step for man but a giant leap for the western nations and the world. The switch is in your heart and mine. It is completely and forever switching from the track of self, from “me and my” to His.

From my needs to His supply,
From my religious views and ways to His kingdom,
From my lack to His abundance,
From my fears and insecurities to His HOPE,
From my doubt and unbelief to His FAITH,
From my apathy and uncaring to His LOVE,
From my discouragement and depression to His JOY,
From my obsessive stress to His PEACE,
From my striving to His righteousness,
From my life in this past world to His life in His kingdom.

We will not eliminate the past by focusing upon it and running on the same old track. We will forever leave the past to live in the now by switching the train from the old track to the new track by spiritual transformation to sons of God crucified, with Christ but alive unto God as Christ lives abundantly within us.

The kingdom of God involves all life spiritual and natural as one.

The switch to the track of kingdom living now in this world and the rule of God on earth over all the nations of the world involves the powerful life of God working by His love in and through every child of God in every area of natural life on earth: education, media, governments, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, housing, health care, and every other area of human production to meet the needs of mankind and the world around us.

Spiritual is as spiritual does.The Spirit of Christ is to invade ALL areas of life in this world. Every working structure or organism will have its center and its root firmly in the DNA of Christ by the Holy Spirit of God. It will be under the headship of Christ the King in mature sons of God doing all the works to reform or transform the world into the kingdoms of our God.

Any national spirit that is not so, will not survive and will be dissolved from the earth by the fire of the love of God. The spirits over nations must be changed to the Spirit of Christ Jesus. Anything else ruling over nations is a spirit of anti-Christ, and such God will destroy.

Throw the switch now to the Spirit of God and receive the abundant HOPE and JOY of the kingdom reality now manifesting on earth. Shout for JOY, and PRAISE God for the peace that passes all human understanding and exceeds all human desires with the GLORY of God covering the part of earth upon which we walk, that which is under the feet of Christ Jesus in us. Come to the Spirit gathering taking place now.

You are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, who are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.

See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven:

Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying,Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

And this word,Yet once more,signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Therefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:22-26)

The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength.

Ron McGatlin

Jesus is coming back as the Lion of Judah . . .
A message . . .

When the Nation is Thrown a Curve Ball . . .

When the Nation is Thrown a Curve Ball by James W. Goll

In early 2008, when the U. S. Presidential primaries were in full swing, I was given a visitation from the Lord. It was one I did not fully understand at the time. On the Republican side of the political aisle, John McCain had not yet secured his nomination from his party and Barack Obama was still in a heated debate with Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side of the ticket. Much was at stake and eventually Barack Obama was elected President of the United States at our national elections close to four years ago.

A CONFIRMATION COMES

What I am about to share is to be discerned and prayed over – as is the case in all revelatory experiences. It was only in recent months, after I relistened to a recorded word given to me by a trusted prophet in January 2010, that I realized the magnitude of the word given directly to me by the Holy Spirit. This prophetic person stated that I had been given a visitation in early 2008, which was for the country and was governmental in nature. I had thought it was for then, but the Lord said it was a word for what was about to come.

When I received the word in January 2008, I wrongly interpreted the message. I thought, “Oh that is about my visitation to start Prayer Storm – The Hour that Changes the World.” I thought – that is a great confirmation! Only in recent months when I relistened to the word recorded on my phone, I realized my commissioning encounter to start PRAYER STORM was in April 2007 not 2008! So my interpretation was wrong. I was left musing.

So I searched through my materials and realized, “I did have a visitation in early 2008. It was governmental in nature and for the United States of America.” (Maybe my getting it wrong and then getting it right will encourage some of the rest of you in your 3-stage journey of revelation – interpretation – application!)

THE BACKGROUND

I was alone sleeping in a downstairs room in my home in Franklin, Tennessee. Michal Ann was still with us at the time though very ill with her long fought battle with cancer. We had round the clock home caregivers with her - whether in our bedroom, at the hospital, and in the rehabilitation unit. We slept the last two years of her dear life apart, as she was constantly being taken care of.

So I was desperate and seeking the Lord that night in a little hide-away room down in our basement. That night the Lord gave me a vivid dream followed by a waking vision and an experience where the external audible voice of the Lord came to me.

VISITATION FROM EARLY 2008

In the dream, I saw the nation on a teeter-totter tipping back and forth going to and fro – with great instability. We were going up and down and up and down and it seemed there was no relief is sight. The United States was reeling from fatigue of wars, corruption and economic uncertainty.

Then the voice of the Lord came in the dream, “Liberalism will reign for a season in the land and then it will become popular for moderacy to rule which could ultimately lead to true conservatism.” (It was not the word I honestly wanted to hear from the Holy Spirit at the time but it came very succinctly to me anyway. Sometimes, we have to remove our own preconceived prejudices with our tainted filters to be able perceive a clear word from the Lord.)

Suddenly, I was awakened from the dream and the basement room was tangibly filled with the presence of destiny. I then saw in the seer realm a “baseball game in action”. A young pitcher was throwing a ball to the plate with great force and seeming agility. It was a curve ball that appears to be a strike but instead it was not a ball for the batter to swing at. Another player was squatted behind the plate with a huge catcher’s mitt. He caught the off target ball as it pounded into his glove.

Then the external voice of the Lord came to me saying, “When the nation has been thrown a curve ball, I will have a man prepared who comes from the state of Michigan and he will have a big mitt capable of catching whatever is thrown his way.”

HEARING A HARD WORD!

A strange word… I did not understand it except for the sequence – liberalism to moderarcy to the possibility of true conservatism. I have “wrestled with this word and it has wrestled with me”. I remember even being in the state of Massachusetts at a church not long after this encounter, squatting to the ground and acting out the word about the Lord preparing a man from Michigan who would have a big Mitt! Mercy! Some liked what they heard and some did not. I was a bit clueless.

I thought it was for then – 2008 – and I guess part it was. Liberalism has ruled in the nation for the past four years. Some cheer this as a great success and other bemoan this as a disaster. Whatever your view, it has come to pass. Liberalism, unlike any recent time in modern American history, has ruled the land in the past four years.

But the Lord said there would be a man prepared who would come from the state of Michigan who would have a “big mitt”. Little did I know at that time that Mitt Romney – former Governor of Massachusetts, was born in the state of Michigan. Little did I know, when I received this in 2008, that he would win his parties primary for the 2012 national elections!

AT THE CROSS ROADS OF HISTORY

Let me give a word of perspective. We are not voting for a pastor, or an elder, or a deacon of a church. This is not the next “senior pastoral selection committee”. There are many views and I value interaction, discussion and educated dialogue. Let me also be clear and state, I did not say who would win the national election. We have a free choice and God honors that. But He always offers us a choice.

As I have stated earlier, I have “wrestled with this word and it has wrestled with me”. I have pondered deeply if I should even share the word at all publicly. I understand about praying revelation and at times not sharing your word with others. I have privately prayed more words than I have given in public. I have taught this realm for years and these truths are contained in my book The Prophetic Intercessor.

But being that we are in such a crisis of a crossroads in this nation, I for one cannot remain silent. I cannot let this word go unspoken. The Holy Spirit gave a confirmation to it to give me confidence. I have pondered and prayed through this issue. I have made a decision to dare to be bold enough to share my subjective revelatory experience with you.

The New Testament says to, “Test all things and hold fast to that which is good.” But please, whatever you do, do not be apathetic in this hour. Get informed - even at this last minute - pray and seek the face of God and put works to your faith - and VOTE!

This is our American liberty that men and women have fought and died for – the right for the voice of the people to be heard. I urge you – shake yourself off! Arise and make a difference! This I do know: When the nation is thrown a curve ball . . . He has a plan!

Humbly submitted,

Repent . . . for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand . . .
Are we?

Spirit of Prophecy

Revelation 19:10


And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

KJV

False prophecy is dangerous

FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

 

October 12th 2012
IF ONE IS A "REGULAR" PARTAKER OF THE DEEPEST THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE FATHER'S HEART IN THE "INNER CHAMBER" THEN THEY WILL HAVE "CLARITY" IN DISCERNING ALL THINGS

Words of Prophecy:

* The "spirit of false prophecy" when "acted upon" is rooted in the ground of the flesh that fears what others think of them and thus it seeks their "approval" by saying those things [unconsciously] that they "believe" those they are speaking to desire to hear and which would be a blessing to them. Satan's strategy in this is simple: it is, through deception, to move the "hearer" of the "prophecy" to a place outside of and apart from My Will. "All" true prophecy is rooted and grounded in love with NO element of self-desire or motivation on the part of the one giving the prophecy and "always" leads the hearer [if they will hearken to the words spoken] into a fuller and deeper manifestation of My Will for their life and ministry. Truly I say to you, as I send forth the "final wave" of My holy apostles and prophets I shall thoroughly "devastate" the schemes of the Evil One in the "midst" of My people and I shall restore "perfect order" in this area of the "gifts of the Spirit"!

* The definition of "perfect liberty" is when the hearts of My children are so established in My Word
[Will] that they can look upon My written Word [and every true word of prophecy] and not be ashamed. For their heart is pure and their conscience is continually clean before Me [2 Corinthians 7:1].

* All "true" prophecy must be received without "any" regard for "self-desire" [self-agenda] on the part of the "hearer". For any "mental ascension" on their part will surely lead that one in the wrong direction, and open the door to great spiritual darkness in this most critical hour. In the Kingdom, all things must be discerned in and through the power of My Spirit
[the Spirit of wisdom and revelation] - without exception!

* Many of My children, in this hour, still only desire to hear the words that proceed forth from "flesh and blood" rather than the absolute truths of My Word. Thus, they fix their eyes upon those whom "they" deem to be of Me, and hold fast to the words that proceed forth from their mouth - even though, in many cases, there is error
[and, thus, a spirit of false prophecy] proceeding forth from that ministry. They have not sought Me in this matter and, because of this, they have "allowed" themselves to be deceived. But truly I say to you, those who would "attempt" to represent Me, yet in their hearts there is only wickedness and the seeking after self-glory, shall surely fail in this hour, and as those who have attached themselves to them begin to see this, they will surely repent; and as they open their hearts to hear My voice THEN they shall be led into their "proper place" [Kingdom-positioning].

* The root of all false prophecy
[both the giving and the receiving of] is found in the ground of seeking the favour [acceptance] of flesh and blood [the fear of man]. The root of all "true" prophecy [both the giving and receiving of] is found in one seeking My highest Will and purpose - in any given situation. Therefore, from this, one can see clearly that those who continually guard their heart with all diligence [thus maintaining a pure heart before Me] abide in the "Spirit of truth", and those who in their failure to humble themselves and draw near to Me [a negligence caused by rebelliousness and the pursuit of self-desire] are held captive by the "spirit of error".

* A lack of a revelation of My Love
[true character] produces a "watchdog" mentality in the midst of My people that is rooted in a spirit of self-righteousness and self-exaltation [which manifests in false prophecy] rather than a "watchman" mentality - a mentality rooted in righteousness [the Mind of Christ], and a deep love for My people.

...."And if I have prophetic powers [the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose], and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love [God's love in me] I am nothing [a useless nobody]".... 1 Corinthians 13:2 The Amplified Translation

...."[Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no [true] prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation [loosening, solving]. For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so - it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along [moved and impelled] by the Holy Spirit".... 2 Peter 1:20-21 The Amplified Translation


The Father has set perfect order in His Church, and if we will continually keep our spirit man in dominance over our soul
[mind, will and emotions] and our body THEN we will find that living the true Christian life [in the flow of the Holy Spirit] is a much simpler [uncomplicated] thing than many portray it as. The one key is that it is a life that MUST be empowered TOTALLY by the Holy Spirit! The actual task of the apostle and prophet [or for that matter anyone operating in the gift of prophecy] concerning words of prophecy is simply to be "vessels of confirmation" [while expanding the revelation and, also, "potentially" planting new seeds] through the words they speak to the "seed" that is already in the heart [a seed planted by the Father in their times of intimate fellowship with Him] of the one they are ministering to. It is NEVER a matter of the "delegated" authority telling [insisting upon, manipulating] someone do such and such a thing [whether they happen to know the Will of God in one's situation or not]. It is more like laying something on the table before them. They must then decide whether to partake or not - through the witness of the Holy Spirit abiding within them. The onus is ALWAYS on the hearer to discern and, with a proper state of heart towards doing ALL of the Will of God, the proper discernment will ALWAYS be forthcoming. If one is a "regular" partaker of the deepest thoughts and intentions of the Father's heart in the "inner chamber" THEN [and only then] they will have "clarity" in discerning ALL things. "Clarity" [revelation] is not something to be underestimated in this final hour for it is a necessary prerequisite to ALL true "Kingdom-work" and service!

...."If any man desires to do His will [God's pleasure], he will know [have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself] whether the teaching [prophecy] is from God or whether I am speaking from Myself and of My own accord and on My own authority. He who speaks on his own authority seeks to win honor for himself. [He whose teaching {prophecy} originates with himself seeks his own glory.] But He Who seeks the glory and is eager for the honor of Him Who sent Him, He is true; and there is no unrighteousness or falsehood or deception in Him".... John 7:17-18 The Amplified Translation
 

It's time!

THE FULLNESS OF TIME

[Part 1 of 3]

"BEHOLD THE FULLNESS OF TIME"

Words of Prophecy:

* It is time for the "cloak" of religion to be torn away.

* It is time for the false gods and idols, that have captivated the hearts of the multitudes, to be destroyed.

* It is time for the harvest to be secured according to what each one of My children have sown to.

* It is time to both expose and remove from My Church the "ministers of corruption and perversity", those who have both ignored and mishandled My holy Word.

* It is time for the multitudes to see the "living" Christ in a way that they have never been able to see Him before.

* It is time for the strongholds, that have continued to hold many of My children in bondage, to be destroyed.

* It is time for My holy apostles and prophets to "explode" on the scene and re-route the course of an adulterous
[idolatrous] and backslidden church.

* It is time for My love to be shed abroad in, and poured forth through, the hearts of the many.

* It is time for all of the works of iniquity to be exposed.

* It is time for the revelation of My "sons and daughters" in the earth.

* It is time for the "fear of the Lord" to reign in the hearts of all those who profess their love for Me.

* It is time for those who have mocked and scorned My beloved Son, to perish at the hands of their own foolishness.

* It is time for the Body of Christ to awaken and arise.

* It is time for My power and My glory to fill the earth.

* It is time for death and its "lord" to be trampled beneath the feet of My beloved Son, never to arise again.

* It is time for those who truly love Me to take up their "cross" - and, thus, deny themselves.

* It is time for faith, love and obedience to once again be established as the foremost priority in the lives of all My children.

* It is time to reap the harvest of the fruits of your labour.

* It is time for My people to build their firm foundation on the Rock, for the "heavy rains" are fast approaching.

* It is time for many of My children to come to the realization that My Word means exactly what it says!

...."But You, O LORD, abide forever, and Your name to all generations. You will arise and have compassion on Zion; For it is time to be gracious to her, For the appointed time has come".... Psalms 102:12-13 NASB

...."But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son".... Galatians 4:4a NASB


As I was walking and praying in the countryside, the Father spoke these words to me:

"Behold, the fullness of time has come!"

Immediately as He spoke this word I realized that I had forgotten my recorder and I was even considering going back home and getting it. But the Father told me that it would not be necessary, and that this was all that He needed to say. In times past - over the years - He would begin with a sentence and it would be the catalyst to many other words, but this time I soon realized that this one sentence would be food for much meditation and thought and conversation with Him as I continued on out into the countryside. When the Father spoke to me that the "fullness of time" had come I suddenly knew that He was talking about "all things" but that, of course, He was going to unfold things in HIS perfect order. Nothing new there, but the anointing I was under made it very clear that this time we are stepping into [and, in some cases, have already stepped into] is the culmination of many years of warnings and exhortations to the church to cast aside all "self-desire" - and the "control" which is its spontaneous by-product [control of one's own life, control of others in one's life, control of the "sheep" etc.]. Now we shall begin to see a "series" of events [both personally and in the Body at large] that will shake and sift, and through that shaking and sifting will come forth the God-ordained "divine connections" and true "spiritual environments" that will allow the Glorious Church to begin to "take legs" - ON EVERY FRONT.

to be continued
 

FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]

...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

October 9th 2012

 

THE FULLNESS OF TIME

[Part 2 of 3]

AN "EXTREME SHIFT" IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE

Words of Prophecy:

* It is time for all of My children to "abide" [make their abode] in My Word; for the end of this age has come and all the weapons of their warfare must be in perfect working order for them to walk in "absolute victory" [victory that is devoid of any failure or defeat].

* It is time to proceed with the fullness of My Plan, and as "My" judgement of "My" household intensifies with each passing day you will see many, who were "thought" to be beyond reproach by My people, fall, and all of their works
[that did not proceed from obedience to My Word and My Spirit] shall be exposed.

* It is time for the world to see the "unlimited" power of Almighty God.

* It is time for all of My children to lay aside all those things that hinder their receiving of revealed knowledge; for it is in this last hour that many of My own children shall be found to be fighting against Me; for even though "outwardly" they have the "appearance" of godliness, inwardly they are devoid of My Presence
[power]; but truly I say to you, My beloved ones, all shall clearly be able to distinguish between those who are righteous and those who are wicked; between those who serve Me and those who do not serve Me, and again I say to you, it shall not be a wise thing to be found fighting against Almighty God in this most critical and glorious hour!

* It is time for My Church to transcend the physical and temporal things of this world and pursue diligently the deepest revelations of My Word
[Kingdom], that they might come to know the deepest thoughts and intentions of My heart above ALL else. For in knowing the thoughts and intentions of My heart, they shall indeed go forth in one accord - and, in the power of My Spirit, they shall bring "all" of the schemes of the Evil One in their path to their rightful end.

* It is time for everyone of My children to place their heart before Me in order that all which is not of love, be both exposed and removed. For it is certain that those of My children who have placed themselves in a position wherein they cannot hear the voice of My Spirit, will only be able to hear the darkened wisdom of men; and it is for this reason that they have been used as vessels of persecution against My faithful ones!

* It is time for Me to honour greatly those who have been faithful. Therefore prepare yourselves, My beloved ones, and continue to hearken diligently to the voice of My Spirit; for I shall surely begin to do a great work through you in this hour.

* It is time for "all" of My children to stop their "false
[unrighteous] judgements" against their brothers and sisters! Indeed, it is time for them to stop speaking critical words of destruction, and begin to walk in the [unconditional] love that I have called them to walk in.

* It is time for each one of My children to "fix" their eyes upon Me. Did I not say "Love your neighbour as yourself?" It is indeed time for all of My children to place My Word first in their lives; for many have allowed themselves to be entrapped for too long, and should they continue on the "perilous course" they have set for themselves, they shall surely reap the death and havoc
[chaos] that they have sown to! For if My children, through the evil intent of their heart, continue to judge others, they shall sow the seeds of strife, division and discord that I despise. Therefore, My judgments shall come swiftly upon those who harden their hearts against Me and, thus, continue to seek their own glory in this final hour.

* It is time for all of My children to place those things that are "not seen", first, and repent of those things within them that cause them to view the physical realm as the standard of measure; for this attitude hinders Me greatly in My desire to pour forth My power and meet the needs of all the people - and it is this very root that has caused many of My children to place their hope and trust in the world and its ways rather than the absolute authority of My Word.

* It is time for every parent to forsake the ways of the world and learn of all that is theirs in Christ
[the fullness of Covenant]; for the hour is late and it is time for Satan to be removed from "all" contact with My Church - and the families within Her.

* It is time for My Glory to be manifested in the midst of My people in ways that, up until this time, I have not been able to. Let all those who would do My Will, cleanse themselves from "all" defilement of flesh and spirit, for truly I say to you My Glory shall abound in the midst of the congregations of the righteous; and, because of these things, all sin and all fear and all darkness shall be removed from within My Church in this final hour!

* It is time for all of My people to understand this one thing: that they are to bow their knee to no "authority" that is apart from Christ! They are to acknowledge Me in "all" of their ways, that I might direct their paths - a direction, I might add, without which they will surely begin to perish at the hands of Satan. For it is certain that each one of My children is on one of two paths at any given moment: the narrow path of My perfect Will or the broad path of destruction - a path, if which not forsaken, will lead them into the place of "non-resistance" to the schemes of Satan and, ultimately, an "open" attack upon their lives.

* It is time to put to an end the "plans" of men and devils; for I shall send forth My holy bondservants and handmaidens into the midst of the "fray" and, with a "holy intolerance" of all that is apart from Me, they shall have great victory at every turn against the forces of darkness, and the "power of My Love shall become so evident in and amongst the people that the chains of bondage shall freely drop from all whose first desire is their deliverance from "all" that is apart from Me
[1 John 4:18]!

* It is time for every one of My children who have been seeking Me with all of their heart
[those who have sought to live in the secret place of My Presence - the place of "abiding"] to specifically set themselves before Me that I might reveal to them how to "best" use the "resources" [both spiritually and materially] that I have blessed them with.

* It is time for all of My children to place those things that are "not seen", first, and repent of those things within them that cause them to view the physical realm
[the "things that are seen"] as the standard of measure. For this attitude hinders Me greatly in My desire to pour forth My power and meet the needs of all the people and, indeed, it is this very root that has caused many of My children to place their hope and trust in the "world" [the present world system] and its ways rather than the authority of My Word [Kingdom].

* It is time for each one of My children to get their "priorities" straight; for I am about to begin moving in such a way that a very "large gap" will now begin to appear between those of My children who truly serve Me and those of My children who do not. For is it not written, "you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him?"
[Malachi 3:18]

...."When the proper [fullness of] time has come [for executing My judgments], I will judge uprightly [says the Lord]. When the earth totters, and all the inhabitants of it, it is I Who will poise and keep steady its pillars. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!".... Psalms 75:2-3 The Amplified Translation

...."It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken Your law [Word]".... Psalms 119:126 NASB

"mental ascent" - the reaching out in one's "own" strength and understanding [intellect] to discern God and His Ways [Will].

Perhaps the best way that I can explain the "extreme shift" that is about to take place in the midst of all those who truly love God is to say that a great, great multitude of prayers will "suddenly" be answered - and, thus, the true [godly] heart-desire of those who have sought only to do the Father's Will for their life and ministry will be fulfilled in ways "far exceeding" anything that was ever asked for or thought [imagined] [Ephesians 3:20] - IN EVERY CASE! It is very important for every Christian to gain a deep revelation of the fact that God [by the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us] MUST unfold ALL things. This is the Father's mode of operation [pattern] for EVERY good and righteous work from now until the end of the age - for it is certain that the flesh profits NOTHING and, indeed, we are called to do NOTHING apart from Christ [John 6:63; John 15:5]. The essence of why it MUST be this way is that this is the ONLY way that the Father can bring forth the fullness of His plan for the "spotless and unblemished" [Glorious] Church without us hindering and limiting Him in some way - through preconceived notions and mental ascensions to His Will.

To presumptuously take a "preconceived notion" or "mentally ascend" to the Will [Word] of God in their service to Him indicate the "maintaining" of one's own control [through fear and pride] over their life and ministry. If one is truly and "wholly" given to the Father and His Will THEN there is no need for one to lean upon their "own" strength and understanding, and there is no need to "mentally ascend" or take a "preconceived" thought [notion] in order to fit God into "their" own plan [agenda]. There is much more on this, but the bottom line is this: the only ones who are going to enter into the fullness of Kingdom life and work [true service] in this final hour are those whose hearts are "wholly' given to the Will of God - without exception! This last statement will soon be seen clearly [be confirmed] in the midst of God's people. There is much revelation concerning the Kingdom about to come forth [explode on the scene might be a better way to put it], and this will remove every last "mental ascension" to the "spiritual reality" that is clearly set forth in the Word of God concerning the Kingdom and the true Christian life we are called to live.
to be continued

THE FULLNESS OF TIME

[Part 3 of 3]


THE FIRST SHALL NOW BE LAST AND THE LAST SHALL NOW BE FIRST

Words of Prophecy:

It is time to do great things!

It is time that My people come to the full realization that their "battle" is against sin and its originator, and not the sinner! For is it not written that the struggle
[battle] that I have called them to is NOT against flesh and blood?

It is time to turn the "world" upside down, beginning first with the worldliness that many of My children cling to in their futile attempt to serve Me. The service I require begins with a heart wholly given to Me - the direct result of this is the "constant communion"
[perfect fellowship] I require of each one of My children, for it is this "holy communion" that keeps My Word first and foremost in their lives - and, thus, all of their actions and decisions are then rooted and grounded in love.

It is time for the Evil One to be "exposed" in each and every one of the strongholds he has been "allowed" to build in many areas of My church, and I shall send forth My holy apostles and prophets, and they shall teach My people the deepest thoughts and intentions of My heart, and My "true" Church shall be an amazing sign and wonder to the world for they shall give and give and give and give in the places I would have them give; and, in so giving, they will both expose and demolish the strong-holds of Satan and, thus, "multitudes" will give their hearts wholly to Me in this most glorious and final hour.

It is time for Me to judge the "lukewarm"!

It is time that all of My children realize that to condemn, to criticize, or to judge unrighteously makes them nothing more and nothing less than "vessels of evil", always tearing down and never "building up"; always exalting themselves and never exalting the name of Jesus; always seeking the praises of men instead of My glory!

It is time for Me to enter into the midst of My people!

It is time to forsake the "drowsiness" that has afflicted not only the multitudes but also those I have called to lead them into the "fullness" of their inheritance. I command all those who would truly love Me to abhor and forsake all "remaining" love of [heart-fellowship with] the world! For it is only then that we can move forward as One and destroy "all" the works of the Devil in the lives of those who are "seeking" to be set free!

It is time for a great light to shine forth across the nations!

It is time to bring all of My faithful ones together!

It is time for "order" to be restored in My church! For too long self-exaltive spirits have moved about freely in the midst of the five-fold ministry but truly I say to you, they shall be "driven out"
[as were the money changers in the temple] as I "unleash" My holy apostles and prophets upon them! Truly I say to you, there shall be more than a few "tables turned" in the midst of My congregations in this most critical hour!

It is time for all those who have "held part back" to forsake the "ground of fear" that has "allowed" the Evil One to "control" them to a certain degree, and begin to receive the fullness of My provision. For truly I say to you, in the time remaining between now and the catching away of My Church, My people "must" continually exercise an absolute faith for every aspect of their life and ministry; for My first and foremost goal is to have My church abide in the place wherein they are in that close
[intimate] fellowship with Me that shall finally "allow" them to put "death" completely beneath their feet [Proverbs 12:28]; for in doing so, "every" captive that "desires" to be set free shall be set free [Acts 2:21] as My Glorious Church moves forth - and, truly I say to you, there are many "captives" who would not have been set free apart from the glorious manifestation of My absolute power [light, life, love, truth] through a holy people in this final hour!

It is time for every last one of My children to put aside the "selfishness"
[self-indulgence] that is holding them back from receiving the "fullness" of their inheritance in Christ. There is not some "great and arduous task" involved in this, but rather just a "simple shifting" of their focus from themselves and the "ends" of the present "world system" ONTO My Word and the "ends" of My glorious Kingdom.

It is time for all those who truly love Me to lay aside "any" and "every" encumbrance in order that they might set their heart "wholly" upon the task at hand. For it is ONLY in this way that My Church and Kingdom shall be established according to My purpose and according to My plan.

It is time for every last trace of a "sin-consciousness" to be removed from the midst of all those who truly love Me - replaced by the "righteousness- consciousness"
[a consciousness that is rooted in the spiritual reality of who they are in Christ] that will cause them to overcome in all things!

It is time for the vast majority of My children to "wake up" and come into the place wherein they "maintain" a "soberness" of spirit before Me. For these are the days wherein I shall "tear down" by My Spirit
[the Spirit of judgement and burning] the "social structures" that have hindered greatly the true "sanctification" and consecration [separation unto Me] that I desire for each one of My children - the true sanctification and consecration without which no one can "see" [know] Me or "hear" My voice!

It is time for all of the impurities to be removed from the midst of all those who truly love Me
[2 Corinthians 7:1].

It is time for all the "stumbling blocks" to be laid low so that they might no longer keep My people in the bondage and darkness they perpetuate - a bondage and darkness that keeps
[blinds] many from a deep and abiding revelation of the "law of love" and what it truly means: everything that pertains to life [Zoe] and godliness [agape].

"stumbling block" - one who continually sets their interests on their own agenda and not God's and, thus, they hinder and even prevent [through their words and actions] those who are truly seeking to carry out God's Will for their life from fulfilling their destiny [Matthew 16:23].

...."Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes! Matthew 18:7 NASB

...."Then the LORD answered me and said, "Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith".... Habakkuk 2:2-4 NASB

...."Jesus said, 'Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last, first'".... Mark 10:29-31 NASB

It truly is the "fullness of time" - and the entire plan of the Father for the life and ministry of His precious "handmaidens and bondservants" in this last of the last hour is coming down - fast and hard
[suddenly]! So let all those whose deepest heart-desire is to fulfil ALL that the Father has created them to accomplish in Christ get ready and stay ready! Do not waste even a moment thinking about anyone or anything that "seems" to be "getting ahead" of you - for the first [in their own thinking] shall NOW be last and the last [those who have lived lives of faith and trust in God] shall NOW be first, and begin to have both the platform and "preeminence" [by the hand of the Father] that will enable them to "elevate" the children of God into the "fullness" of their precious inheritance in Christ and the unity of the faith [one accord] that is the spontaneous fruit of all those who are abiding in a revelation of the Father's Will [both individually and corporately]. All those who have been truly seeking first the Kingdom have been created and prepared for "such a time as this". Not 10 or 5 or 2 or even 1 year ago, but NOW!

...."you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this".... Esther 4:14b NASB
 

Fire by Night Prophecy . . .

FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]

...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

October 7th 2012

 

REJOICE IN THE FACT THAT EVEN IN THE FACE OF TRIAL AND TRIBULATION YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A POSITION CONTINUALLY NEARER TO THE FATHER AND HIS WORD - ON A DAILY BASIS

Words of Prophecy:

* Do not be dismayed or staggered at what you are experiencing circumstantially in your life, My child. For I say to you this day, what you see is only the manifestation of those things which you have sought from Me in prayer. And truly, truly I say to you, the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Rejoice My beloved one for what you have sown in tears you shall surely reap in joy in the glorious days ahead.

* If one's love is pure then it will not matter how many times it is abused by flesh and blood. For it will always spring forth even in the face of the most vile persecution - constant and never changing in its desire to bless all with its presence. Rejoice My beloved ones! For the seeds of love which you have planted in faith, in a time of famine, have now reached fruition and truly I say to you, you shall reap the joy which you have sown in tears.

* Rejoice! For now is the time of great building and restoration
[in My Church] amongst My people.

* Rejoice, My children, for I am with you always!

* Rejoice, My beloved ones, for the place that I have prepared for you is ready.

* Rejoice My beloved ones, and hold fast to your obedience, for those things that have been established by the hand of men in the midst of My people shall soon be no longer. For indeed all shall be conformed to the image of My dear Son in the midst of all those who truly love Me, and He shall surely fill all in all, and have the preeminence over all things
[Ephesians 1:17-23].

*
"Christ - and Him crucified" - This is the message which you shall take to My children. For it is time to put an end to the "comfort" [self-desire] that kills [allows death and darkness an open door] - in the midst of My people!

JESUS:

Rejoice, My beloved ones, for it has been given to you to "know" the deeper things of the Kingdom. All of Heaven is rejoicing due to the nearness of My return. But let it be clearly understood that I am coming TO My Church to dwell in her midst before I come FOR My Church. For there must be a Glorious Church in total manifestation in the earth in order to fulfill the words of My Father and, indeed, to usher in the fullness of ALL that is written. In these days, the love of the Father for His children, and His ardent desire to be reunited with them in every way, shall be poured forth upon [and within] all those who dwell in His Presence - and, because of this, a joy that has never before been known in the earth to such a great degree, shall encompass the hearts of all those who walk in faith and obedience, and they shall indeed taste the very atmosphere of Heaven itself right to the end of the Church age [dispensation] - and on into Eternity!

VISION: The Father showed me a group of people "clamouring" to get to the top of a large "sand pile". When they got to the "top" the first thing they realized was that their position was, in reality, precarious because of an "approaching" torrent of water [John 7:38]. They quickly realized that this "torrent" of water [the Word] would instantly level "all" that "they" had obtained through their "striving" [self-exaltation].

* In this hour, the desires of My children shall either be satisfied by Me in the "scorched places" or they shall be "scorched" by Me in "their" satisfied places
[Isaiah 58:11a; Isaiah 43:1-3a]!

...."Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food, though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation".... Habakkuk 3:17-18 NASB

...."This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it".... Psalms 118:24 The Amplified Translation

...."Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, rejoice! [Ps. 37:4] ".... Philippians 4:4 The Amplified Translation

...."Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually [always]".... 1 Thessalonians 5:16 The Amplified Translation

It is so very important for every last child of God to have a revelation of the importance of "rejoicing always" - even in the face of the various trials and tribulations that they are going through in this most critical hour. For, in reality, they are but a "preparation" for us to enter into the "fullness" of the Father's plan for our lives and ministries in our remaining time in this dispensation [the Glorious Church]. Therefore, it is an hour wherein we must really "strive" [in and by the Holy Spirit] to enter into a pure walk of faith - that is, an absolute trust and dependence upon the Father and His Word for ALL things. Up until this time, there have been many children of God [even in positions of leadership] who have forsaken their call to the life of faith [love] and, because of this, whole "ministries" have been built on sand instead of upon the rock of "revealed knowledge".

These "ministries" are producing a self-reliant, powerless and "comfortable" people and, in the fullness of time, when the "conflict of the Kingdoms" intensifies and, thus, the "onslaught" of the Evil One comes against them "full force" [and you can be assured that it is coming], they will not stand and, because of these things, many will fall short of their part in the glorious plan of the Father in this last hour. Pray earnestly for any you "know" to be in this place of "powerlessness" [2 Timothy 3:1-5] and rejoice in the fact that even in the face of trial and tribulation you are entering into a position continually nearer to the Father and His Word - on a daily basis. It will not be long before you see the fruits of your faithful labour and what may appear impossible now will soon be a "physical reality" in your life - spirit, soul, body, financially, relationship-wise and ministry-wise.

...."Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell - and great was its fall".... Matthew 7:21-27 NASB

 

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Prophecy

Word of the Lord for October 2012 and Beyond

By: Prophet Phyllis Ford

Arlington, Texas

www.carpenterstouch.org  

PhyllisFordMinistries@gmail.com

 

There are several areas of focus that the Lord has been speaking to me about concerning this month of October 2012. I had a vision and the Lord begin to give an understanding of it. But before I go into those things I need to say that there is so much in September’s word that we are seeing right now as we see the Middle East uprisings, UN meetings and the turmoil surrounding our present government. Continue to read and reread last month’s word because the Lord said that there are things that are yet to occur.

 

This month marks an important transition in every believer’s life. Some very serious and strong choices must be made. The answers to these issues might seem to alienate a person and may lead to future persecution, but they may also determine the level of responsibility as a Christian that you will have to handle in the coming days before 2013. As this year progresses we are seeing some serious things unfold on many different fronts. From politics in government to the politics in the pulpit, the positions that are being taken now that will clearly determine our future.

 

1.I had a powerful vision concerning garments—I saw a large hand and it was coming out of the heavens—the hand was passing out garments. Some of them were gold sparkling garments, others were white sparkling garments and the other garments were in other colors but they were not sparkling and they were placed in a different group upon an altar like table. When the individuals received the gold and white garments---they were instantly placed upon them; the individuals wearing them seem to sparkle as well. Also I noticed that the garments were not visible (like clothes) once they were put on but after that they became a part of the persons who wore them. The other individuals received the three other colors which were red, tan, and a light blue. These individuals also took their garments and it became a part of them as well. It appeared to me that I was witnessing a transformation of a people and the Lord let me know that the garments I saw were like a covering of His glory upon them and that this was the time when His people would walk in the newness of this hour that the glory and the presence of the Living God would be upon them and they would go forth in this hour and do great exploits. I knew in my Spirit that this was an awesome move of God and these garments represented the significance of this move—what I saw was very light and airy—very gentle and carried a movement as if it could have been put to music. This move of God is going to move forward and the impact of it will greatly affect kingdom growth and development of the sons that are being birthed in this hour.

 

The Lord went on to say, “The time is short and much shall be accomplished in this hour, I shall prepare my people-- cover them and clothe them-- so that they may advance and move forward --- and even those who have not understood what is going on before them-- will see clearer and will understand greater what is taking place. As they depend upon me, rely upon me, they will understand the assignments that are before them and walk them out according to the power which I have given them. As they receive my glory they will fully understand the purposes and path that I have prepared for them. They shall move forth in areas, realms and the jurisdictions that I have established for this time. They will walk over false doctrines, lies, and deceptions of the enemy. They will break forth into new realms of my spirit and they shall not be afraid of the things that will stand before them. I am bringing them forth as a royal priesthood and a kingdom of priest, a Holy Nation that will serve and rule with the understanding of the economy of Heaven—That glory which was passed on from the Father to me and is now placed upon them. Heaven will celebrate the accomplishments of my people that I will release to every kindred, every nation and every tongue. They will carry the power, wealth, honor, glory, and wisdom and the beauty of Holiness shall be their portion, says the Lord.".

 

 

 

John 17:22-23 Amplified I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one:I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.

 

 

 

2.The Lord spoke about the importance of the choices that will be made during this time. That he will establish a new reality that will reveal to men their own hearts. He also spoke of the spirit of confusion that is upon the land, and how our purpose is to pray His Will upon this earth as it is in heaven. That we should pray that we as a people embrace that will. We must learn to pray that we are that generation of people that will answer the call to that which already exist in heaven as the kingdom is coming (realized) upon this earth. This is a type of mystery in itself. The Lord says that we have entered into that “new day reality.” When God’s word says “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lust thereof.” Our putting on Christ will help us to no longer look in our natural understanding only to overcome obstacles but we will look to His word and Pray Lord according to the Kingdom which is in Heaven, help me to understanding how to do thus and so. He began to illustrate this understanding when He said that during this time in October that finances will be released in order to advance kingdom purposes but also speaks to us to see beyond that to an even greater economy within the kingdom and to learn how to walk in it.

 

“Do not desire to just possess that which comes from the tangible realm of riches that I am going to release—but I desire that you go beyond that to understand the spiritual truths of my covenant which I freely give to those who have laid aside their normal thinking process to learn something greater. Know that I have provision and I give to you that provision as your portion but it is not your ultimate provision. I have given you the possession of my right hand which is able to help you through every obstacle that stands before you. It will also provide help to others with the necessities that will be needed in times of crisis and hardship. You will be able to achieve these things because your choice was to receive from my kingdom resources and not just from the limited resources that you see around you. In my word—I have provided manna that came down heaven to feed the children of Israel in the wilderness, water that came forth out of a rock; and even armies that were released from my heavenly host so that they might know that there were more with them, then those that were against them. So do not allow the trouble of this hour to leave you with a feeling of great despair, for I am able to deliver you out of the hands of the enemy and provide for you resources that are beyond your circumstances. Don’t just look to the temporal things as a way to overcome. The silver and gold is mine, and so are all the resources that are upon this earth. I have power to move it out of the hands of the wicked into the hands of the just. But know also that as you possess true faith, my word, my truth and my spirit—there is nothing impossible to those that believe.”

 

Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

 

The Lord went on to further say:

 

“Many people have aligned themselves to feelings that were upon their hearts and as a result formed an allegiance with ungodly mindsets that are not based on the word of God. Some issues that appeared “blurred” and as a result people couldn’t discern the motives behind them. But now they will be able to see more clearly as to the underlying meanings of those who first initiated them. Some people have been confused by following their own imaginations and not my will. But the more things become clearer; people will be able to change their decisions to follow the truth of my word. I am tearing down the walls of deception and exposing the very hand of the enemy within these next thirty days. People will be able to see because I am removing the scales from their eyes. I am also unfolding and uncovering, revealing hidden motives and hidden agendas.”

 

“It is important that as a people you don’t allow your emotions to determine your principles but that your principles must be founded upon the truth of my word. It is important that your loyalties are even clear to yourself now so that you will not become beguiled by the world’s standards. You can’t pray to me and say: “Lord, reveal to me the plan that you have for my life.” and as I reveal to you the truth of my word—offenses arise within you, as you reject the truth of my word. Do not draw lines of loyalties and conclusions around your feelings and experiences. I am your Lord and creator, I have extended to you my everlasting covenant, in that you will live but also rule, reign and further establish the kingdom upon this land. By this you will provide help to those who feel they are lost and without hope.You must know what you believe in your own heart in this hour. So that when times of crisis and dilemma come you will do that which is right. So many ideals and feelings that don’t line up to my word have taken over men’s hearts and decisions have been made based on teachings that those who have itching ears want to hear, but they have no truth in them. Much false teaching has been woven into my word and being introduced as revelation. Evil has been perceived as good, fair and the right thing to do when, good has been called mean, insensitive and intolerant and out of touch. On the other hand I have principles that carry my love and compassion to all people. It does not discard a people because of its culture, but seeks to save that which is lost and restore those who are without spiritually and naturally so. It is my word of reconciliation and the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5: 17-19)

 

Isaiah 30:10 They say to the seers, "See no more visions!" and to the prophets, "Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.

 

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.

 

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

 

The Lord spoke concerning the seriousness of this month of October 2012 and how we’re about to witness a time where the works of the enemy will be exposed and be judged according to their own evil pursuits. But it will be noted as a series of storms will arise out of this month. I heard in prayer troubling suddenlies with great shakings.

 

“There are greater storms coming ahead in various parts of the nations, these will be natural ones with government infighting between the frustrations/opposition of the people who feel as if they were nor counted nor considered. These emotions will run high and deep and will result in violence and further confusion. There will be physical storms that will result in violent winds and unusual weather conditions from the east to the political storms which will seem to take on the same atmosphere in those regions. This will keep mounting causing major concerns. It will add to the fear that many will be experiencing, but stay strong and don’t allow the fear to dictate your ability to overcome. Many stormy situations will arise without warning—this is a month where prayer will keep you grounded and help you navigate through trouble. You must be vigilant, watchful and stay quiet before me so that you can make split second decisions that save you as well as others who will need your help. Persistent prayer will keep your mind and heart in peace and your spirit alert to everything that is going around. Pray without ceasing is the order of the day. I will lead you and guide you to places of safety. Remember I am the Lord and I change not—I will be with you even in the midst of great trouble and I will provide pockets of protective places. You will hear great testimonies, where many will be lead to places and in the midst of devastation there will be safety right at its’ side.”

 

Prophetic Intercession:

 

It is essential to pray around the storms: spiritual and natural ones as well. Watchmen and Intercessors: please continue to pray around the gates around London, Washington DC, New York, The Vatican, Brussels and Paris. (See Word of the Lord for May 2012 concerning “Gates.”)

 

I cannot emphasize how important it is for us to continue to cry out to the Father concerning Israel. Especially in this month more than anytime. Even though there are many theories as to the seriousness of possible wars, I am continuing to watch Russia and the US as well as Iran and North Korea because no matter what may appear outwardly the undercurrent of the conflict between these nations will be uncovered.

 

I continue to have a major concern, around a very serious earthquake and a very significant tsunami to follow. I am adding Seattle and the Canary Islands back on as well as praying over Hawaii and Chicago still high on our spiritual radar and are on our watch list—as—California—(west coast & east coast) Florida, Veracruz. The President and serious trouble concerning his life is still on our watch list.

 

Consider seriously storing food and water, The Lord said to me in prayer a great famine is coming.. Various intercession groups will be fasting and praying during this month of October.

He is coming . . . Oh Glorious Day!
In Your Presence . . . all fear is gone!

Feast of Tabernacles

 

Tabernacles Visitations:

October 2, 2012

Prophecy:

 

"Children, I am coming with My Goodness and with My Severity in this hour. It is with both My Goodness and My Severity that I bless you, in My Name. And though many would ask, "How shall I be blessed in your severity?" I say unto you My Children, in My Severity you are blessed, for I have already passed over you. I have already inspected you. I have already weighed you, and measured you, and in My Severity you are blessed. And it is My Goodness to give you My Kingdom in this hour. But know that I am coming in My Severity and in My Goodness to the earth in greater degrees."

 

"I have been coming, yes. I have been moving, yes. But I am coming to bring a great change into all nations, you know this, for I have showed you. But all nations shall pass through My Sieve, for I shall sift. I shall sift every mind, and every heart. I shall sift every place, right from the start. I shall cause a realignment of thoughts, and minds, and hearts, and attitudes, and lives, and walks. I shall cause even an alignment of the very pages that you read. For it is time for My Truth to come forth, even as that fertile seed. It is time for a growth of My Word, even in the hearts of My Children. In the minds of My Sons and Daughters."

 

"It is My Goodness and My Severity both, that will walk hand in hand, across every land. I shall do great things in the earth, and I shall cause great things in the heavens, and men shall fear. Because they will not understand the breaking and the opening of things this year. But Children, you already know what is coming near. You already know that I am opening the very bowels, because I am removing the roots of all things that offend, all things that defile, and all things that constrain, and restrain My Hand. Oh, I shall have My Glory in every land. Oh, I will fill it with the knowledge of Me! But I am coming with My Great Sieve. Oh, and all things will pass through My Sieve, and all things will be sifted, and weighed, and poured through. Oh, and none shall escape My eyes, and My gaze. None shall escape the knowledge of My Way, for they shall choose, in this hour. They shall choose My Love. They shall choose My Light. They shall choose My Power, or they shall perish in this Hour."

 

"Many shall come to fight. Many shall come to fight against Me. Many shall come to fight against you. Many shall come to fight against My Gory in this Hour. But they shall fall before My Power. For as they draw near to advance, they shall fall backwards. They shall fall backwards. They shall fall backwards. 3 times they shall fall backwards, and not come near. Oh no, for I have arisen this year. I have arisen. I have arisen, and My Face shall be seen in the nations. My Face shall be seen in the nations, in every nation, I shall be seen. For I am walking through the masses. I am walking through the little. I am walking through the great. I am walking trough the least. I am walking in the lands, and I am inspecting every hand. I am inspecting every bag. I am inspecting every heart. I am looking. I am searching. I am weaving a new work in the earth, and Children, it shall change before your eyes. You shall see things that will even give you surprise. Oh Children, it shall not be as you think. There are greater things that I have to bring forth in the earth, and you will shout, and you will be delighted in the new things, but they will also be greater. They will also be weightier. They will also be all-consuming, they are of Me."

 

"They will consume you literally, and they will cause you to come closer to Me than you are right now. Oh, as I pass through, all things shall change. All things shall change in My People, in this Hour. All things shall change in My House. For I shall have a Church in the earth, I shall have a Church of Power. I shall have a Church, that is not like the Church now, but I shall have a Church like Me, and she will come forth from Me, and not from you. She will come forth out of Me, for as I break forth out of you, she will break forth out of Me, Oh, and the transition will be fully, you see. The transition will be full, and you will see the thing that I have hidden, even within you, that you did not know of. That I kept inside. That I kept hidden. Even from My Bride. Because I knew the work that I was doing, that no man could touch. Oh, but as I open you, as I open you, as I open you, as I unlock those areas that are still hidden to you. You shall see the work that I did. And you shall be amazed at the Grace and at the Glory that shall come forth, as I open all of you together. As I bring forth Myself, out of you, you shall see you, come out of Me, and you shall see the Glory of My greatest work. My Work that I hid for these last days. Where My Church, triumphant, would stand in her Glory in these last days. When the earth would be amazed at the Grace, at the Goodness, and at the Severity of her God."

 

"You shall see both sides of My Rod. You shall see My Rod come forth in the earth. You shall see great plagues sweep the earth. You shall see great things hit the earth. You shall see things in the heavens begin to fall, but Children, this is not the end of it all. Oh no, this is just My Hand, bringing order into that which is out of order. And these things that you look at in the heavens that you think are in order, are not in order. They have been in that way for a long time, but men have thought that is the way the order should be, but Children, there is much disorder, even in the heavenlies. I shall rearrange things. I shall cause things to move. I shall cause things to be removed, and this is just a sign in the heavens of what I am doing in the earth. Of what I am doing in the bowels of the earth. For even the bowels of the earth will open in places. Oh, for I am doing a Great Work and My Sieve is passing through the earth, through the heavens, through the bowels, through men; for I am weighing all things."

 

"My Judgments have begun, but they are not they are not the judgments that destroy. No, these judgments are caused to bring the revelation of Me into the earth, for all men to see! For I shall have a witness in the earth. I have always had a witness in the earth. But My Church shall be the greatest witness this earth has ever seen, for I am coming to break the Wine. I am coming to break the Wine. I am coming to break it forth. I am coming to split the boundaries and the perimeters of even the flesh, that has resisted My Glory, and My Church shall break forth, and she shall be poured out as the Wine. She shall be that New Wine that shall water the earth. She shall water in My Goodness. She shall water in My Severity. She shall be the Latter Wine that shall pour out MY Goodness and My Severity in the earth. She shall burn with My Fire."

 

"Oh, you are going higher, Children. You are going higher, and My angels have your hands. You shall not fear in the days. You shall not fear in the lands, for I shall take you from land to land, and though nations rise, and nations fall, and though nations collapse, and nations break forth, you shall be stable in them all. For I shall send you to them, to give them their call. I shall send you to them, to pour My Wine to all. I shall send you all over the earth, Children. I shall move you here and there. Have no fear of My Glory in the earth. Have no fear of My Goodness and My Severity as it gives birth. Oh no, for you are Vessels of Great Worth, and you shall stand as the lands shake under your feet. You shall not fear as people run to and fro, but you shall be a Pillar in My House. You are a Pillar in the Land. You are a Pillar in the earth. For My Goodness and My Severity are both giving birth!"

Father's Heart

FIRE BY NIGHT

"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]


...."You, 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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB

 

October 2nd 2012
THE POWER OF THE FATHER'S LOVE TO RESTORE ALL

Words of prophecy:

* A revelation of the "principle of divine restoration" [My heart-desire to restore {multiplied} all that the Enemy has stolen from them in the past] greatly empowers [motivates with a righteous indignation] My people in their "warfare" against Satan and his forces.

* These are the days wherein the name of My Beloved Son shall be exalted above ALL in the midst of My people, and great and divine restoration and liberty will be the spontaneous fruit of the true Kingdom-service carried out by all those whose hearts are wholly given to Me.

The first fruit of the "holy fire"
[of My Love] that is being released through a holy remnant in this hour will be a deep hungering and thirsting after righteousness [holiness]. The second fruit of this wave of holy fire [My Presence] will be divine restoration and healing in the midst of My people [both spiritually and physically] such as My Church has never seen or experienced before. It shall be the greatest release of My Love [Presence] the earth has EVER seen, and the fruit of this outpouring will not only purify My Church to a "spotless and unblemished" state but the superabundant overflow will immediately begin to "turn the world upside down" - and, because of these things, MANY captives will be set gloriously free to enter into true Covenant-relationship with Me [and with each other].

...."If then you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead], aim at and seek the [rich, eternal treasures] that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [Ps. 110:1.] And set your minds and keep them set on what is above [the higher things], not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God".... Colossians 3:1-3 The Amplified Translation

...."You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You".... Isaiah 26:3 The Amplified Translation

"turmoil" - a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; agitation; disquiet;

"disquiet" - lack of calm or peace; anxiety; uneasiness;

There will be much revelation released in the coming days and weeks concerning the power of the Father's love to restore ALL the things that the Devil has stolen from His precious children. The main thing for EVERY child of God in this hour is to forgive and, "PURPOSEFULLY" forgetting what lies in the "past", begin to set their focus on the "things above". If one is truly willing to do this THEN they will surely have the deepest desires of their heart fulfilled on EVERY level - and in ways that will thrill them beyond all they could ever have dreamed of this side of Heaven, itself
[Ephesians 3:20]! All those who become partakers of this "divine restoration" of the Father are going to be used greatly in the days ahead in the area of leading [helping] many others to the place where they are able to receive the "glorious restoration" of their lives that the Father has planned for them [with a view to their entering into the fullness of their destiny, in Christ]. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that EVERY child of God begins to TRULY apply themselves to walk in an absolute faith [working through a perfect {absolute or unconditional} love] and allow the Holy Spirit to cause [empower] them to continually rise "above" the storm clouds and potential turmoil of the emotions [soul-life] - and, indeed every vile scheme of Satan and his forces against them. Never fear a situation that "looks" or "seems" hopeless. Whether or not a situation is truly fixed [healed and restored] does not depend on "natural" means [in fact that is what allowed the Enemy to create that negative situation in the first place] it depends on the restorative [supernatural] power of our loving Father - and His hand is most certainly not short towards us.

...."Behold, the LORD'S hand is not so short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear".... Isaiah 59:1 NASB
 

Hold thy peace . . . pray

7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests. 8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel. 9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit. 10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills. 11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off. 12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will he do evil. 13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof. 14 The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers. 17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Zeph 1:7-18 (KJV)

From the Father

EXHORTATIONS FROM THE FATHER


[Reflections Of The Father's Heart]
 
October 1st 2012
+Did I not say that EVERY word and action that I gave My holy apostles and prophets to speak and to carry out were calculated to offend all that is apart from Christ? Indeed, they shall be "fiery plumblines", and they shall establish a true foundation that is perfect in EVERY way in the midst of all those who truly love Me - and, truly I say to you, because of these things, the building of My "spotless and unblemished" Church will be a quick work throughout the earth in this hour. For in these days, I call My people to no longer view things as a "natural" progression but, rather, a miraculous progression - a progression accelerated by My supernatural power.

For in these days, there shall be many "suddenlies" - even a "series" of suddenlies - in the lives of all those who have remained faithful in the face of even the vilest of persecutions and unrighteous judgements against them. Truly I say to you, I shall vindicate ALL that needs to be vindicated - and I shall build a "wall of fire" around each and every one of My faithful and obedient children, and they will move in the power of My Spirit to and fro throughout the earth - accomplishing perfectly all that I have called them to. For in these days, the world shall truly see My great and awesome Power
[and My great Love for them]. For, up until this time, the flow of My Spirit has been "intermittent" in the midst of the church at large but, now, "torrents" of Living Water and Holy Fire shall begin to flow forth through My holy vessels.

Did I not say that the chief characteristic of My Glorious Church would be "fire"? Purification - and the holiness that is its spontaneous fruit - is the key to this hour for all those who be found truly loving
[serving] Me. Do not fear ANY mistakes of the past, and do not listen to the lies of the Evil One, My beloved ones. Only, now [immediately], begin to move in obedience to even the smallest details of My Will [in and by the power of My Spirit]. For it is NEVER too late in My Kingdom when one will simply take the next step in perfect love [perfect obedience to My highest purpose for their life and ministry]. Many of My children [because of past failures - failures that were rooted and grounded in fear] have become both discouraged and disheartened in this hour - believing that it is too late for them to enter into the "fullness" of their precious destiny, in Christ. But, truly I say to you, it is not too late! If they will just simply set themselves to "rise higher" they will soon find themselves "above" the schemes of the Evil One and his forces - schemes that were designed to keep them bound to the spirits of unworthiness, condemnation, disobedience, frustration - and the spirits of discouragement and disheartenment that are their spontaneous fruit. And, suddenly, their eyes will be opened, and I will begin to "reveal" in the depths of their heart [inner man] the glorious plan that I have for their life and ministry [true Kingdom-position]. And by My great and awesome power I will make ALL things "right" [establish all things in their life in My divine order] as they apply themselves to diligently seek Me with all of their heart, in these days.

"torrent" - a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything; a tumultuous or overwhelming flow;

"intermittent" - stopping or ceasing for a time; alternately ceasing and beginning again; alternately functioning and not functioning;

...."Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them".... Jeremiah 5:14 NASB

...."According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). But if anyone builds upon the Foundation, whether it be with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, The work of each [one] will become [plainly, openly] known (shown for what it is); for the day [of Christ] will disclose and declare it, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test and critically appraise the character and worth of the work each person has done. If the work which any person has built on this Foundation [any product of his efforts whatever] survives [this test], he will get his reward. But if any person's work is burned up [under the test], he will suffer the loss [of it all, losing his reward], though he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has passed] through fire. [Job 23:10.]".... 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 The Amplified Translation

...."For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life".... John 3:16 The Amplified Translation

...."For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut. 4:29-30.]".... Jeremiah 29:11-13 The Amplified Translation
 

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Faith Tabernacle

September 28, 2012



SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



You have been in a transitional phase for some time, but I tell you now that today marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. You have had trials and tribulations, victories and defeat. You have learned great lessons through your circumstances that will serve you well. You've been shaken by change, dismayed at the results of poor decisions, and at times have felt at a loss for direction. It is time to leave the past behind and step into a new day in which I will pour out wisdom. I will direct your steps. I will strengthen you and give you new hope, says the Lord.


Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Known by God's Love

KNOWN BY GOD'S LOVE

Word submitted by Yolanda Ballard

Are you experiencing in your heart the onward pull to go deeper with Me? Then don't allow it to pass you by. Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit and respond immediately. No matter what you are doing respond to My calling you close. Deep calls unto deep at the sound of My waterspouts.

Examine the stirring within your heart. Is it that which comes from being in My intimate presence, or is it a drive within to accomplish something that you feel that needs to be done concerning My kingdom purposes? I want you to make sure that you are not just being driven by the spirit of busyness and religiosity, because anything I would set you out to do would not rob Me of your precious time before Me. You need to draw close to Me and examine those stirrings within your heart and make sure they are of Me.

I want you to be able to hear My voice clearly so I can direct you on the paths you are to take. I want to give you the discernment that you need to know what spirit you are being guided by, because that which is of the counterfeit has been directing the paths of many of My children these days. They are being tossed about by every wind and doctrine and not by the simplicity of My pure word directing them.

This is the time and the hour where I will be separating the men from the boys. Yes, I will choose this hour those who will dip their hand into the stream to drink and leave those that bow down before every tree and idol. For when you leave all your cares into My hands is one thing, but to go about unaware of what is around you while you partake of every need that you have is where many fall short.

You need to watch and pray while it is still day for there will come a day when those who are unprepared will be taken away by the streams of deception being poured out. Yes, I AM doing a separating work and those who have responded to My call to go deeper will be able to hear clearly and respond to My call.

I love you, My children, and I want you to be ready for I AM drawing together My remnant who will be of one mind and will be in one accord with My plans and purposes. I will draw them together even around the world and place in their hearts the draw to go deeper into My presence. They will know My word, because I have filled them with My grace and truth. They will worship Me with the song of the Lord, and they will dance upon injustice and will release My deep and powerful heart cry for the lost, and you will see the multitudes rushing into My presence, and salvation and grace will be theirs.

Yes, this is the final hour. Don't let it pass you by. Be sensitive to My drawing you close. Love Me with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. And most of all, love the brethren, for then and only then will the world know you by My love.

You were made to be courageous!

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