Carpenter’s Touch Ministries, Arlington, Texas
Word of the Lord for March 2014
I recently saw in the realm of the Spirit a vision where I was looking down at the landscape below. I focused on the traffic patterns of the land, the people below and the vehicles. They were moving very rapidly. As I observed it, the Lord began to speak to me concerning how the movement of what was going on was relevant to the momentum of His plan. I could see the detailed plan that was before us and how His purposes would be walked out in various areas, how the marketplace would affect the true church and the true church would be connected to the overall kingdom purposes in this hour.
He uttered to me: “Divine connections/Josephs Arising, Spiritual Pollination and the Corporate anointing. In these next three months, from March, April, May we will see how the three months and the three terms will work together and how they are related.” It is important to understand what has occurred and is happening on varying levels. Individuals will be arriving at their appointed times to accomplish their own purposes that will connect with others. Each will intertwine according to what the Father has placed in their hearts which will carry out key assignments that are connected to their destiny. (To say that we are all in the same place doing the same thing would not be a true statement.) But if we would envision a chess board with various dimensions, it would be a more apt description. Where we wind up has everything to do with our obedience to the Lord and our own determination to walk in the now of our lives, while refusing to be bound and restricted in our thinking based on things that played out in our past experiences.
This was His words to us:
“I have taken that which has been in the hands of the enemy and placed them where they rightly belong. Know that your inheritance is laid up before you. But you must take possession of that which is yours, says the Lord. This is so that the coming work maybe fully established concerning your life. That ground work must be embraced, that which is needed is before you. You must follow through because it is key to fulfilling your destiny. So as you see a changing of the guard, a change in the atmosphere of greater glory, and the fulfillment of my word which I have spoken to you and breathed upon you. I speak to you from the heavens into your very being to hold on with faith and diligence to what I have given you. It will be a witness to you and many others who have endured trials in the fiery furnace of affliction. It will testify that you have overcome and now having a mind to continue along the course as one coming out of the ashes. It is your time to be refreshed, restored and renewed. Many who have yet to receive it will say—I long to be free, I want to live again and they shall overcome and rejoice in the same liberty.”
“For this is a time when your position will shift from where you were waiting and believing, even believing yet declaring, to actually becoming. Be watchful of distractions and scenarios that will try to discourage you. This has to do with the level of warfare that is literally being waged against my people to convince you that things haven’t changed. But know these words are a part of a deception to try to get to give up what you have already received. Know that you already possess what you need and the warring has increased because of the seriousness of the work that you have entered into, which will accomplish great things. Don’t believe the lie. Address it forcefully and turn your face from it and remain in your place of faith and prayer before me. WAR against it and overcome it.”
1 Timothy 1:18 KJV This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
In my time of intercession and prayer, I begin to seek the Lord concerning this enemy who lie against God’s people, who has a problem with spiritual authority and takes words to twist and deceive. One who is haughty, arrogant and prideful. When you study Job 41st chapter, and Isaiah 27 as you look closely you will find that contained within it is the spirit of Leviathan. It is an enemy of spiritual authority whose passive-aggressive attacks come against those who have been called to God’s assignment to release the wisdom of God to His people. Know that there are ways to overcome it.
The wisdom and truth of God’s word, True Worship, the sword of the spirit (the word of God) when skillfully wielded against the deception that is spoken. These weapons have the ability to destroy its works. This spirit of Leviathan also uses control and manipulation in order to obtain high ranking positions. Religious condemnation that it insinuates tries to counter the very work and move of God.
It hates deliverance, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit and will point skeptically to the flow of the God’s Glory and question’s: Is this really a move of God? It is also an accuser of the brethren. It is an end-time enemy. (This is my opinion but it was revealed to me in prayer, so you must search the scriptures, while becoming aware of these end-time enemies and address them. Move on and don’t allow fear to keep you from confronting these works of the enemy.) Luke 10:19, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (more on this on my website) http://www.carpenterstouch.org/Leviathan.html
“In this hour you will see a revealing of mysteries previously spoken of, which were hidden but now are becoming evident now in these end-times. The real truth is that my people are now being flooded with LIGHT. There is a purification process that many are coming through as many yield (humble themselves) before me. You are being prepared with the oil of my presence and the fragrances of intercession and true worship. I am stirring their gifts and understanding the truth of my word in a greater measure. This is a part of the fulfillment of great things to come. Be joined to me as my bride and you will experience great favor with me, says the Lord. But remember you wilI have great challenges to come and you must continue to walk in obedience with what I have taught you. Be aware that persecution will come. Know I have placed in you what you need to accomplish and overcome them. Disobedience and slothfulness will cloud your discernment. I am looking to you to be ready, to stay the course no matter what. Who is willing to give all for the sake of kingdom? Time is short and acceleration is the order of the day. A life poured out is key for a people to be delivered and saved. What a glorious time to be awaken, alive and willing to move forward with my will, my plans and my purposes.”
The mysteries of the gospel are now being revealed in the end-times. (Romans 16:25-27, Ephesians 3:3-5, Philippians 2:9-11.)
Romans 16:25-27 Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages, But is now disclosed and through the prophetic Scriptures is made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, [to win them] to obedience to the faith, To [the] only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One)! Amen (so be it).
1 Corinthians 2:7-10 (KJV) “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Concerning the three, Divine connections, Spiritual Pollination, and an Corporate Anointing
Over these next three months March, April and May there will an unveiling, revealing, complete healing and a sealing of that which I am doing in this season. The Lord said, “There will be a well of resources unveiled for my people that I have set in place in store for them. I have prepared these things for the hearts of those that will walk in humility and unity. Healing will come in the reality of truth that is being released to those who are willing to hear and obey accordingly. The sealing will take place in the glorious evidences of the Shekinah glory, in the infillings, in the realm of the spirit as you receive more, not just information, not just visitation but the Habitation of God in us.” (Ephesians 2:22)
Divine Connections:To the point that we are divinely connected to the Lord, we will be connected to others to fulfill divine assignments within the kingdom. This unity that will be a coming together will come with power because they are ordained of the Lord. It will be a gathering and a calling and even a joining for the purposes of the Lord to be completed, a foundation laid, and as an uprooting of a major stronghold in regions. It will be like a spring, then a brook, and a river flowing of living waters. The unity will form a unit (as in military term) forming to accomplish difficult issues as well as provide answers and address future crisis. These connections will be found in the marketplace to the local churches and those of means to set up future cities of refuges and as well to develop even storehouses. It will come from one group of believers to another group, from the connection of ministries to help communities, from the wealthy to those ministries. The need of finances will come to further advance the work within the local body. Within that the Joseph’s will arise to add to that which needs more strength and assistance. It is key to setting things in order and funding that which is important to kingdom expansion. Don’t look at these changes to be far from your everyday affairs, but know that they are interwoven and are vitally connected to parts of everything that is going on. As you connect you operate as part of the whole and as the whole is blessed and increased so shall we be.
Spiritual Pollination: How does the harvesting of any garden or crop come to yielding its best. One way is the process of pollination. But how does that look in the spirit operating in the body of Christ. Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred in the reproduction of plants, thereby enabling fertilization and reproduction. So as the body of Christ comes together with one heart, one spirit, in one praise and one cry before the Lord. The flow of worship and the declaring of the God’s truth on His word and creates/births that new sound into the atmosphere which prepares a place for Open Heaven and revival fires to burn. The mutual enrichment, the anointing of Abba’s strength and heart is experienced by those who are hungry for the things of God. The greater the glory, the greater downpour of signs, wonders, and miracles, the faith is activated and the joy of the Lord is poured out like rain until all that are present become drenched.
Corporate Anointing: It is best experienced from a synergy of anointed people who have been strategically gathering into one place. They don’t have hidden agendas but they are drawn by the desire to become more like Him. They are eager to gather under an umbrella of worship. They are joined with a heart for reconciling people to their God. They are fearless and radical. They are ready to advance, implement, even to do battle in fervent watching/praying as the army of the Lord. You will see the fivefold ministry but these people are limited by titles but they are mighty weapons in the hand of our God. Amongst them you will see apostolic prophetic intercessors, watchmen, gatekeepers, those who are creative in the arts from dance to literal expressions of painting on canvas and much more. As the liberty and power of God enters the sanctuary the anointed presence of the Lord fills the temple of the place and of His people. These will be great times containing the ebb and flow of the Lord, and in the midst of it, will come healing, restoration and great times of refreshing. The people will come in one way and go out to never be the same as before.
“In this hour you will begin to see Gatherings where the heavens will touch the earth, and declare new realities! Days will quickly roll into weeks and weeks into months (during these next three months) some circumstances will occur so suddenly that one day you will find yourself here and literally overnight you will find yourself in a whole new place. Manifestation will come forth out of the Glory. Stay in my glory, says the Lord. Pray in the glory. This is a time to walk into and out from My Glory and there will come great favor, there will come my answers, and you will know that the time that I spoke to you in times past is NOW. For this is the set time, the appointed time, it is here before you, says the Lord.”
Psalm 102:13 “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come.”
In my time of prayer the Lord said to pray fervently for the peace of Jerusalem. As we pray for her, have compassion upon her we will receive double-favor and the Joy of the Lord will be our portion. This is the time!!!
Intercessors pray concerning this situation about the Ukraine---the Lord spoke a word previously about coming conflicts between US and Russia/Putin. The link to follow that word in September 2012 is in the prophetic intercession at the end of the word.
Deep calleth unto Deep
February 17, 2014
There is a cleansing going on in the lives of my people—for I am calling out to them those who are in prayer and intercession—deep is now calling unto deep. Will my people heed the call? If you press in and seek me in this hour I shall be found and I shall begin to talk to you concerning the things that are so important to understanding my words and my ways. As you read my word this day, says the Lord, you shall understand and see things that you have not seen and understand those things you have not known. Read and embrace so that you may enter into new realms of revelation. In it you will see Me and in it you will see you and I will reveal to you the similarities.
Within these next three days, your eyes will see things you have not seen before and you will see with my understanding as you watch what I reveal to you even today and tomorrow—it is important that you focus and know what is going on around you. For I have given you power to speak to the heavens and to declare these things also upon this earth so that you may know my truth in a greater depth and draw it nigh to your heart. See it, believe it, so that you can see what I am preparing for you in this hour because I hath decreed it and ordained it to be so. Now you will walk in the understanding of it. Stretch out to reach beyond where you have been going to go further, see clearer and recognize that I am showing the way that will direct your path. Some of your decisions will greatly affect the decisions of others concerning their lives.
Know that I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am your power source you must stay connected when you are close by me—you are charged and there is no fear in you. But when you are pulled away at the busyness of the day you become weak and unable to do all that I have commanded you to do. So draw near—don’t pull back—there is so much for you to know now. I have placed within you my DNA so that you will know what to do, how to do and why it is necessary to do it that way. My ways are essential for you to overcome great obstacles. My way is the walk of the upright and within it are endless possibilities.
Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet And a light to my path.
2 Kings 23:3 "The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to carry out the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people entered into the covenant."
When the King entered into covenant--the people followed.
Watch for suddenlies even upon this week and even shakings--so much is going on at the same time. It is a strong indication of things to come. Something very powerful is afoot. We have entered into the realm of endless possibilities, even revival fire.
WORD FOR FEBRUARY 2014“As you come into this month of February you are entering into the most significant month of this year although it is the shortest it will carry the heaviest impact. Because you are coming into a “get out of the boat and walk upon the waters with me season.” Even as challenges present themselves, begin to say to yourself, what I am seeing now that I can overcome it because everything that I will encounter now is being presented to take me into a higher level of faith and anointing. Your faith will increase, it is growing, it is building because the work before you is greater. The challenges will be frequent but the outcome will carry greater rewards and the advancement will cover much ground for the times ahead.”
Matthew 14: 25- 29 “And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.”
“Know that I have placed some of you ahead of the others to lead, to get into the press to move forward, push through and advance on every side. This is a pioneering work and I have set forerunners who are positioned to assist in the shifting of great things to come. And they will go before you to proclaim the works of my hand. To speak of things that seemed impossible and will encourage others to dream again. They will let my people know –it can be done, it will be done, move forward, only believe, don’t stop now, you are nearer than you have ever been in victory. You will overcome obstacles that are being presented now before you. It is your faith initiating and your hope anticipating that will bring forth manifestation now in a very real and very powerful way. That which is being birthed in the heart of those who hear my voice and act upon what I have spoken without hesitation will produce the promises that I have shown them in times past.”
“Know that this time will not be exempt of trouble, obstacles nor hindrances but your ability to deal with them will determine the way and the access to things that I am preparing for you now and in the time to come. So look and behold me, your God as I encourage you, speak to you with words of wisdom so that you may accomplish more and seize the moment. Although this month is shorter than the others it will yield forth great expectations. I will speak to you in the night seasons words of revelation through simple truths that will unlock answers that you will need. You must know how to accomplish important issues to bring necessary resolve at this time.”
“As you enter in I will release unto you keys that are pertinent to your journey—and you will have what you need to conquer and deal with the problems that face you now. Don’t be afraid to drop old methods of doing things and pick up new ones that provide more solutions than before. Understand you have more options than you know. There are more ways to do what needs to be done. I have given you a heightened creativity--a keen flow for those who seek my presence. These are the new dynamics that are being placed before you so that you can obtain the goals that are being established now.”
“Don’t allow people’s attitude concerning their own scenarios hinder your progress. . .some things are more expedient than you think. Stay focused on what I have emphasized for you to do now for I am here for you with my grace so you will walk into this New Day Reality. Many things that you have endured helped you, motivated you, and strengthened you to get to where you are now. So rise!!”
Isaiah 60:1 Amplified Bible “Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!”
*Stay before my presence for I am releasing keys to wealth spiritually and naturally so and which will grant access to your future. Many plans, dreams, and goals will be harvested and produce a great yield in the future. Even in times of famine. Do not squander what I release into your hands once you receive it. It will be given to you to prepare you for what is coming.”
“I shall release many who have been captive for long periods of time and they will walk out of places of deep imprisonments. This is the time for the captives to be released spiritually and naturally –intercessors pray them forth for now I am breathing into them new life. There will be great healing and deliverances from past experiences that will move my people forward to help others who have experienced similar things but now they have overcome.”
“Within these next six months, change will come to usher in new warriors who are not afraid to live, for the sake of righteousness. In the midst of these things, I will sow good strong apostolic/prophetic leadership into lands, and regions. They release the strategies of Kings and will take territories for me, says the Lord. They have not been designated, nor picked by the religious status quo. But know that I am doing a quick work and cutting it short in righteousness.”
“For I am raising up a unique people, in this unique hour that I will sow into various regions. They will produce a great harvest of souls coming into the kingdom. Many of these assignments are now being released into the church—they will exemplify unity in diversity, harmony in an hour of uncertainty, and carrying a strong integrity in a time of a falling away. They will come forth with great zeal and boldness to bring forth even more warriors into my great army. Their uniqueness is itself, a strategy within a strategy, for I am raising up a radical troop of worshipers, prayer warriors and watchmen who will war and who will win. They will be known as a strategy in the hand of their God, carrying weapons of war and they will be an end-time harvest instrument in the land, says the Lord.”
January 15, 2014
There is a wisdom that is being released from the Lord that we must follow in order to balance and deal with the issues at hand so that we are able to navigate through troubled waters onto dry land. We must walk in full awareness with what is going on around us without becoming distracted and troubled by what we are dealing with on an everyday basis.
If we don’t walk in this strategy then it could hinder our ability to hear, see, deal with and process things as they happen. In order to see the big picture of the purposes and plans of the Lord, we must now become fully aware of things approaching as we advance. This wisdom from heaven is set in motion to give us the opportunity in walk in the higher level of faith in what He has spoken to us.
It can create the atmosphere for a manifestation of the miraculous, as we tangibly grasp the things that the Lord is preparing for us right now.
We cannot let the clamor of things happening right now to get us off focus. Nothing is more important than getting in His presence and abiding there while praying, fasting and advancing on to do our due diligence. In this season, advancement has everything to do with accomplishing what needs to get done.
This is a time to tighten up, discipline ourselves to the point that we are in consistent forward motion to achieve the things necessary to get things done. Don’t put things off--sharpen your skill set, pack your spiritual tool box and gather everything for this hour that you need to get the job done.
Don’t be afraid to advance, press in more, no we have not been this way before. But watch in the Spirit--pray in the Spirit and look toward the promises that the Father has spoken to you in your ear. It’s time to advance through that tent door to abide with Jesus, so we might advance in every area of our lives.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (Amplified version) “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].”
This week some major ground is going to be taken in the realm of the Spirit. Let it begin with YOU. PRESS IN PRESS ON!!!
Word of the Lord for 2014
(The following is a compilation of significant words, and visions during my time of seeking the Lord for his utterance and wisdom concerning 2014.)
“Your ability to move forward is a necessity now. Be ready to face major challenges by moving forward and not allowing yourself to be stifled. There is a momentum set in place for you to come forth and accomplish much unfinished business. This is a time to carefully review and look over your priorities, and make key adjustments. Update and Reboot your plans for this New Year. The movement upon this hour will be fast-paced and some things if not taken care of early in the year could hinder you further along the way. Come in to receive instructions of my wisdom that will help you to get things done quickly in a short amount of time. Do not allow major distractions to cause fear and anxiety. Be firm about your decisions especially when it comes to making sure that your convictions align with to the standard that I have set in your life. Let your yea’s be yea and your no’s be no. Be clear and deliberate without compromise. Deal with situations where you are straddling the fence because things that you don’t address now could later impact you at a more serious time.”
“This time of prayer and fasting will enable you to operate more in the moment. It will be a time when after the prayer has been prayed in the place of my presence, I will be with you. As you go out, you will have answers and I will walk with you and talk with you and guide with my own hand. Your time that you spend in my presence will yield much fruit and bring a greater depth in our fellowship together. Your steps will be ordered. You will carry a peace that when times of trouble and turmoil are present, you will hear clearly and know exactly how to react and what to do. Don’t allow anyone or anything to disturb your calm reserve now. It will be a much needed virtue to have this entire year.”
I am pouring upon my people the oil of my covenant that was established before time. You will begin to see it’s effect in the days to come. As I pour out the oil upon you, it will be evident that I will be with you to help you, direct you, and show you things as you cry out from your place in prayer. The oil symbolizes access into places that you have not previously entered into; along with the ability to come out of situations that you have not previously been able to come out from. It is the oil of favor and joy giving you the grace to come out of troubled areas into a place of breakthrough. Great change will begin to come forth. So many wondrous things will begin to happen. Know that I am moving upon this time for all to see so that a greater measure of My glory will come forward. Revival fires will burn. You will feel the power of my love coming forth upon my people and joy will come in the midst of them. A peace will be released that will bring a fire and a light upon my people. A peace that will flow like liquid fire. It is my portion given freely to you to believe again, to hope again, and to reach up and reach out to touch others’ lives in ways that have not been in this measure.”
“Listen clearly to my words and incline your ears to hear my sound as it vibrates throughout the land. It will carry a frequency of love, unity, and my heart for you. Don’t allow the sound waves of noisome pestilence, discord, and confusion to distract you now. There are clusters of sound waves that are penetrating the airways that will carry the sound within the atmosphere. There is an acceleration of change coming forth and is it blowing in the land for your good, says the Lord. So sing new songs before my presence and let the wind of my spirit take you into a higher place of peaceful abiding. It will be the place where you will go. It will be a sweet resting place in the light of my presence that will bring healing and new joy.”
“This release will be the beginning of great things that I have prepared for my people. Cry out in the Holy place of prayer. Press in and don’t let up. Press in my people and don’t give in, because as the prayers are being released out of my house (between the porch and the altar) they will touch and cover areas that couldn’t be covered in any other way. These prayers will cover the course of the year and will set a watch in place throughout this hour. ”
Psalm 45: 7 (Aramaic Translation): You have loved righteousness, you have hated evil, because of this, oh God, your God has anointed with you the oil of a joy greater than that of your companions."
”For now, the vision to watch and pray is coming forth in a greater measure. It will take on a sound, and a voice that will not be silenced, says the Lord. The power of prayer is being activated across the land and it shall increase. Much trouble would have come upon this land if it had not been for prayer. The warfare against this nation has increased so continue to press in and pray. Pray with power and without ceasing. Prayer is the key in this hour, and it has been passed down from generation to generation. It will never lose its strength. Let the prayer pour like the oil. Let it pour out in your homes, at the gates, in the secret place, in the glory, and in the worship. As the prayers come forth so will my oil and the flow of miracles will come. Salvation will increase, deliverance will come forth, and many souls will come into the kingdom.”
Psalm 105:8 He has remembered His covenant forever the word that He has commanded to a thousand generations.
“Open up your spirit so that you may know what is about to unfold. Open up your heart so that you may receive my grace and my glory, and so that you may understand why this season is so important as you transition across troubled waters to solid ground. So rise up and take your place. I will lead you. I will surround you with a hedge of protection. As you follow me the favor that I will place upon you will guide you through. Know that I love you with a love that is everlasting. I desire that you walk in victory in ways never seen before. All that you have been searching for will be found right before my presence. This is a time to overcome and a time to conquer obstacles. It is the hour to hear and not forebear. Know that you are being prepared to be a part of the greatest army in this hour. For the work of the Kingdom will come forth mightily. You have a part in this destiny, says the Lord. It will come to pass. It is my word and my promise to you in this season.”
There are times that the Lord will reveal to us the big picture and show us important puzzle pieces. These puzzle pieces remind us of important things as we walk out our destiny with Him. He will even speak words of encouragement and wisdom to us. This coming year will have its’ share of concerns. It will be a time that far exceeds our expectations. We will see a divine awakening within both the year 2014 and 2015. We will see blueprints, strategies, patterns, and even “types and shadows,” released fresh out of God’s word. They will become clearer and more easily understood than ever before. Some will say, “Wow that happened just as it did in God’s word.”. We will see and understand through revelations and mysteries His word revealed to us in profound ways. So that we may come to fully understand who He (Christ) is in us. As we get closer to the fullness of times more mysteries will be revealed with great understanding.
For example: We read and talk about the glory of God’s presence, but what we will see as it is revealed to us in 2014? We will see things in greater levels and realms than we have ever seen before. It will be like looking into a magnifying glass or into a telescope. Our hearts will be flooded with light and we will understand the hope of our calling. We will know the true richness of what we have inherited in Him. (Ephesians 1:18-21)( Luke 8:10)
Ephesians 1:18 (Amplified Bible) By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones).
Colossians 1: 26-27 (Amplified Bible) The mystery of which was hidden for ages and generations [[b]from angels and men], but is now revealed to His holy people (the saints), To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory.
Ephesians 1:9-10 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth, In Him.
The Gardening of the Lord and the Harvest to come.
In a deep prayer before the Lord, He showed me a garden. It was beautiful and I knew this was symbolic to what was going on right now and in the time to come. He said, “The seeds that were planted in us during September 2013 (the High Holy days) have been germinating. The harvest will be reaped all throughout 2014 and 2015.”. The first harvest will come forth in January and February. Many will say, “It is not the time for this to come forth now.”, but the Lord will respond, “Say no more four months then comes the harvest but lift up your eyes and look out into the fields for they are white already to harvest.”. (John 4:35) The harvest of Souls will come into kingdom throughout the year 2014. Revival winds will be blowing and revival fires will be burning. A new cleansing will come upon the people.
What was sown in tears will now be reaped in Joy. For the tears shed, test completed, trials endured and battles fought and won have taken root and will bear fruit. This will be a year of unusual times of harvest, unusual times of sowing and reaping, and even times when the reaper will overtake the sower. Much will be gathered in this time of harvest. We will see the manifestation of the promises of the Lord from souls to spiritual growth and from abundance in wells of resources to currents of means for God’s people. A watering will take place. The plowing will take place throughout the year with bumper crops and then there will be times when we will just barely have enough to cover what is needed.
As we gather spiritually from the Lord we will be able to see where and how to gather where there is no fruit at all. Because the bearing (evidence) of the fruit will come forth through our knowing Him and what He represents in us and through us.
The Crops of dreams sowed into the good ground of the Lord will bear fruit and yield strong harvests. Those who are focused on helping the needs of others who are in famine spiritually and naturally so, will see great results. As the abundance comes in this hour, also comes the responsibility to give to those who are in great need. Cities of refuge and storehouses will be prepared in order to deal with trouble as it arises. We will see some catastrophic events that will occur during this year.
During Rosh Hashanah the seeds were planted and watered, but much of what was happening was not yet visible. This year we are in the beginning of seeing the sprigs come up from the ground. The process will be visible in the time it is needed the most. These are the spiritual seeds that were hidden in the ground of time, and are coming now with great strength. They were those who were being prepared and felt as if they were tried in the fiery furnace of affliction, and then sifted through a sieve (an instrument that only allows the finest of flour to come through). They were those who overcame the hardship of adversity. Being refined they will now rejoice in the coming of His glory. Many said, “I waited and waited but I didn’t see what I was waiting for and I cried within myself.”, but the Lord will say to His people, “These times of waiting, brought forth a rich spiritual harvest that was nurtured and matured through the process of fervent prayer and true fellowship with me.”.
That which is coming in this season is as a result of His mercy and His righteousness. He is watering us with words of grace and truth as we are being transformed and changed. He has covered us and is keeping us in ways we sometimes don’t realize. It has been His patience and long suffering that has preserved us. It is the integrity of His love of that is causing us to blossom. It’s about the Kingdom, it’s about triumphing in the face of evil. It’s even about the strength of the Lord arising in the face of coming trouble. As I continued to pray the Lord showed me great shakings upon the earth, great tremors coming upon the land. I saw men who will rise up in anger from nations to incite war. I saw the same anger rising up in the Middle East, with assassinations plots and coups within that government. I wasn’t afraid, but I was disturbed and I heard the voice of the Lord with such a calmness and peace saying, “Do not be dismayed for in the very midst of this there will be an arising of my people who will align themselves with my word. They will awake out of slumber; they will rise up and declare my words as they walk in Holiness lifting up a standard in the land. They will not be afraid, nor will they will they fret but they will stay before my presence to hear my instructions concerning the move of my dominion upon land. My army will continue to grow and grow. It will not be hindered nor will it be destroyed. “.
For many will say, “I am the one who will heed the call of the Father. I will follow and obey his commands. I will not be afraid because I understand who He is in me.”. There will be a great boldness amongst the people and a great understanding was upon them as they united as one. They will cry out in this hour saying, “We are ready, willing, and prepared!”. These are the hearts of many that will pray towards the harvest. They will be overjoyed to see this unity in purpose coming forth. For in the glory you will see a tremendous outpouring. (As I prayed I saw the Glory raining like liquid fire falling upon the people.)
Isaiah 58:11 "And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. 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.”
The Lord is preparing a table
I saw a vision of the Lord’s table. It was like a wood table overlaid with fine gold. I heard the Lord say, “Remind the people I have prepared a table for them.”. Somehow I knew the table was symbolic of a place of provision for his people. It was also a place of learning as one who sits and hears from the Lord. It represented the table where the bread of the Lord is placed. The place where we can be trained and equipped for future seasons to come. This is the place where we can be elevated and anointed for His glory after completing the growth and maturation process. We must remain teachable and humble in this place. For the table also symbolizes the Lord’s altar. A place not for men’s feet in standing but, for men’s lives to be laid down as an offering acceptable for consumption by God. It is a tabernacle and a place of abiding. Psalm 23 says that the Lord will prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies, that He will anoint our heads with oil, and that our cups will overflow. The oil of the Lord represents the essence of Him. It is the oil that carries purpose and knowledge of our destinies.
The cup of the Lord represented our chosen walk to what we have been called. The Lord is saying to embrace what He has given us. Remember that while we are obedient to Him: His goodness and mercy will follow us, keeps us, cover us, and protects us. It is prepared and just like the Wedding Feast it is prepared and ready for all to come. It is not based on who we are but whose we are. I heard the scripture: Luke 14: 15 “Blessed is the man who eat at the feast of the Kingdom.”. There will be great opportunities to receive from the Lord what He has freely given us.
Rising Above Adversity
Attitude has everything to do with altitude. So if we allow our hearts to be darkened with ungratefulness carrying bouts of anger without resolve we will find it difficult to come out of those deep places of emptiness and isolation. When we rise above the adversity and make choices to rise up in prayer, in the word and with thanksgiving and praise we honor Our Lord with Hope; reaching out to receive His heart with humility and love. In this we will become more like Him. A transformation will be taking place, and we should yield to it. Our positioning is everything and has everything to do with knowing his ways. The reality is if we want a better sense of well-being in Him Spiritually we have to do better. Yes, the presence of God can touch our hearts and change us, but the question that we must answer is, “Are we ready to receive from the Lord?”, or “Are we closed off and alienated?”. There can be a room full of people, some may be ready to receive all that they can from the Lord and the others may be skeptical and unwilling. (What may seem like a door to many can be a wall to others.) It’s well beyond time to embrace the things of God as they are freely given to us. We must rise up in faith and see that yielding ourselves to Him is also being willing to receive from Him. We must embrace the process. This is the reason faith begins with us trusting in Him.
You see, things are not based on what men see, nor what men consider to have value. The thing that is the most vital to us is how The Lord sees us. We are living in a time where as get closer to the end of days we will see intensifying levels of negativism. It will be evident that confusion and great discontentment is stirring in the worldly atmosphere. But at the same time we are about to see, and know the most powerful intensifying levels of glory that we have ever experienced in our lives. We will witness times when it will appear to be heaven upon Earth, the Heavens will be opened and the promises of God will be real and tangible in the face of some serious events. How we perceive and understand the Lord concerning what we are to do in the face of these end-times will directly affect how empowered the people of God will be.
Word of the Lord for December 2013 -- “Prepping for 2014" & "Obeying the instructions of the Lord”
I had a prophetic dream, with it the Lord released with it some vital instructions and insights. In this dream I was gathering some food for some people and although it appeared to be a small amount I knew it was going to have an impact on multitudes (I knew I was not alone in this assignment and that others were given various other assignments, but each would have a great effect on many.)
As I prepared to get to the others what I had gathered, I saw two paths—I could go down a long hallway and be seen or I could go through a series of doors that would keep me from being seen. But it would be risky because I didn’t know what was behind the doors. After prayerfully deciding, I began to go through the series of doors. As I walked through the doors many rooms were empty. (No furniture, no people, nothing contained in those rooms, just plain white rooms.)
I walked into a door and although I wasn’t fully aware of the technology that was before me, I knew that it involved some high level spiritual espionage. It seem to symbolize very serious trouble that we were about to face on several levels in the near future. There were two rooms and there were wires attached to circuit boards that they were attached to large units with a control table that seem to be some kind of communication and hacking device. It could have been symbolic but whatever those first two rooms represented I knew it was destructive and evil in its intent. In the third room there was a man, he was turned for the moment from me. He was focused upon something like time was of the essence.
The question that entered my mind as a peeked through room two looking into room three was how could I get through this room unnoticed and get to the next door. But there was no other door. But as I asked that question an audible voice said to me, “Go through the narrow place.” I knew that the ability to get from one place to the other was through a narrow place. When I hear those words---the Lord’s strength touched me and I knew I could I get to the place where the people were, safely.
Then I heard him: it was the man in the third room and he was turned towards me and the answer was coming from the man working in the 3rd room. He said to me, “Do you see that narrow place?” Then my eyes focused, as I gazed upon the corner of the room, it was a narrow passage, it seem to confirm to me that the ability to get to safety was accessible but I knew it had to do with the ability that the Lord had already provided. As I turned sideways, I pushed myself through the passage carrying in my hand the small bag of food. It was like I was swept through by the wind for it carried me through quickly.
I sought the Lord concerning an interpretation and He revealed to me that the dream was significant to the time we are in now. He shared with me further instructions and said that it would answer many questions as we go through this month of December. It carries within it paths, the hallway and the series of doors.”
These are His words:
“I will instruct my people on how to prepare for victory by overcoming obstacles that will stand before them now. This is the time to deal with personal failures and mistakes. This is a time to forgive yourself and forgive others. Do not let the shame, nor the sin allow you to continue the same cycles, for they have become obstacles and hindrances in your moving forward. Know that I placed keys, ways and even access to ways to push you forward into the place that I am causing you to rise up from now. You have been prepared for a testament and testimony. This is the time to resolve issues. Allow me to remove all the filthiness of flesh to give way to My Spirit that I placed within you to become, the new you in this hour.”
“You have what you need to complete the assignments ahead. Remember the place where you have experienced hardships, times of famine, lack, and even times of weariness—I WAS WITH YOU--and in that place I prepared you, carried you, and gave you the power to overcome even that which is coming. Do not be afraid. In that place, you found me and the fellowship of my sufferings. Now I am reviving you. You are beginning to breathe again with the purpose and life that I placed in you to help others.”
“Remember, I am your Everlasting God, your place of rest and your way of reconciliation. Restoration belongs to you. You will come forth of out of a narrow place. A place where we abide yet still---that place will always be in your heart, in your mind. And in your time of great struggle you will be able to draw from what you need to rise up above the trouble. So never despise the day of small things, because it is in those small things, I can do wonders and I can feed multitudes.”
These were the seven things that the Lord spoke concerning this month as instructions going into 2014: (It is not my assignment to teach this so I will only share the instructions and there is plenty of revelation to draw from.).
1.) Watch what we are consuming. The definition of consuming is: (a feeling), completely filling one’s mind and attention; absorbing, to take in as food. What is filling our minds and attention? No matter how we see this, it speaks volumes. Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. The physical intake of harmful foods that go into our systems can affect our lives but the flesh can have an even more serious consequence. This warning goes back to dealing with the spirit of uncleanness. What we are drawn to? We need to see ourselves not through our own eyes or the eyes of the world but through the lens of God’s word. The Father has prepared proper nourishment for his people. What we allow into our spirit is very important now. This is a serious time for examination.
2.) Watch what you feed others. What we allow into our spirit is what we expose to others. When there are unresolved issues they must be submitted to Him for change and deliverance. They must accompany our cries for repentance. If not, then as people of God these problems can carry over into our relationships with others and can hinder those whom we care for most.
3.) Walking in #1 and #2 will help you follow the instructions that you will need to accomplish your given assignments. We must follow the proverb that instructs us: Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. If we are not disciplined in our lives, what we partake in and consume along with who we join ourselves to can have a serious affect our ability to hear clearly and follow the Lord’s instruction when those instructions are given. The Lord said, “If My word is not adhered to now, How will it be heard in times of trouble?” e Following the voice of the Lord has everything with being able to maneuver around trouble as it presents itself.
4.) In this hour, as we follow our assignments we will discover some things that we were not aware of. It will uncover the enemy’s plots and plans. So we must watch, as well as pray. Walk in discretion and abide in the secret place with Him, is the order of the day. Then we will be ready to overcome situations and move forward in his timing. We must wait to hear his voice. When we stay before Him we will move in a confidence that won’t come from our ability but directly from the anointing of the Lord. Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
5.) Don’t despise the narrow place (the narrow way)—it is a way of escape. We cannot look at times of struggle, lack or even times of weariness as a place of despair. Affliction and hardship should not be looked upon as a place where we felt abandoned by the Lord. It was a place of abiding with Him. Where we fellowshipped with Him in prayer, gratitude, praising him and loving Him and waiting upon Him no matter what we were enduring. It was a time when we were aligned with Him, not seeking His Hand but watching and standing before His face. Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. The path will be before us as we progress through the series of doors. No matter what is presented before us the path of Christ will keep us. It is the path that will provide safety, the narrow way is life. He is our way of escape.
6.) We should hear His directions/insights and follow them. When He speaks to us, we must make the necessary adjustments. We can’t ask Him why were not successful when we hear Him but we didn’t make changes that we were supposed to make.
7.) When accomplishing your assignments you must overcome past personal struggles—the enemy will try to set us up, in an effort to trip us up. The narrow place humbles us, purges us, and removes the lumps from us, the leaven. (Galatians 5:9, 1 Corinthians 5:7). We must confront these issues. We can’t wish them away, deny they exist and acting like the victim only strengthens those strongholds. We must surrender to the Lord all that we are dealing with.
This is a time of completion of some things and a beginning of other things. We must embrace the new that is coming. This a time of coming out of transition into the place where the miraculous will take up where we leave off—it is the place of our faith and the fulfilling of significance things that will be accomplished within His own timing. Remember the food (God’s provision/nourishment reached the people.) There are people waiting on the other side of our completed assignments.
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