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SIMPLIFY AND FORTIFY—2016:

We are prophetically making our way to another new plateau, a higher level in the realm of the Spirit.

The instructions from the Lord are to Simply and Fortify. Our progression will require our undivided attention to stay on course. If we are too scattered, we will miss the importance of the season and make mistakes that could be hard to fix. We must have enough clarity to hear and obey His leading.
 
In a vision I saw a man making his way up a very steep mountain to reach the place where he would build his house. As he climbed he got tangled in vines and weeds that hindered his ascent. And, I heard the Lord say, “I’m taking you, My people, to a new dwelling place in the Spirit. It is higher than you have ever been. However, the enemy will try to prevent your progression. You must resist the temptations that entangle you and keep you from your destination.”
 
“I want to bring you to a new and higher spiritual level where you can begin to see with clear perspective. From this place your life will be a process of unfolding step by step as I go before you to prepare the way for My purposes to be revealed and demonstrated in your life. Take an inventory of your mental and spiritual condition. You are still in the simplify-and-fortify process as change continues to position you for My highest and best. Make an honest assessment of what is important to you, and adjust your priorities so that you truly seek first My kingdom,” says the Lord.
 
Life is in knowing what you live for:
 
It is up to each one of us to find the common denominator of life and to measure our selves against this standard.
 
Connection
 
It will be more important than ever in the perilous times we live in to stay connected to God and develop a vital relationship with Him instead of doing external religious exercise. We must stay present with God so that we are able to hear, see, and know by the Spirit. This will be a requirement for the Body of Christ this year.
John 17:11 "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”
 
Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Truth and Freedom
 
It is time to break away from everything that keeps us from optimal spiritual freedom.
 
John 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
 
We must let go of the past before we can move forward with freedom.
 
“I am calling you to know true freedom, which will be the result of no guile, no control or manipulation, no unreasonable expectations, and no spiritual clutter. I want you to be unencumbered and free enough to trust Me completely. This is the beginning of a new era of righteousness and purity. Let freedom ring. Recognize and abandon every form of managing or exploiting other people for personal gain,” says the Lord.
 
Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
 
Psalms 34:13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
 
1 Peter 3:10 For "He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.”

Obedience
 
Complete obedience is more important than ever, and it will be a huge factor this year. We will now incorporate changes that have occurred into a time of stability on this higher level. We must be true to what the Lord has instructed and led us to do without deviation. Perfect and divine purpose requires perfect obedience.
 
Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

Purity
 
We must keep our spiritual space clean and clear, striving to maintain pure thoughts, motives and actions.
 
Pure and undefiled religion before God:
 
James 1:
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.
27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
 
Jesus is once again overturning the tables in the temple.
 
John 2:13-16 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!"
 
Words from the Lord to the Body of Christ--2016:
 
“You have been in the process of coming into divine order and of streamlining all that I have called you to do and to be. What you have done will stand and be a place of peace, but you must maintain that position because the enemy of your soul will fight you for it.
 
“You will be tested in ways that will reveal how and where you compromise. You will see how you justify yourself in wrong attitudes and patterns of behavior. Then, you will have the opportunity to choose the most righteous position and carry it out.
 
“Hear the cry of the Spirit calling you to come higher. It is time to put all laziness behind you and put forth the effort to walk and live at the highest level of your spiritual revelation and understanding. This will require transcending religious tradition.
 
“Desire to live and practice precise discernment. You will be able to experience and exhibit keen insight that will result in good judgment and righteous decisions. Do not deviate from this position through selfish ambition.
 
“This will be a season when you can overcome and forgive yourself for mistakes of the past and move into a phase of creativity and productivity beyond what you could have imagined. Rejection must become a thing of the past and not something that defines your life.
 
“You have justified taking advantage of other people as a means to survival, but I tell you truthfully that I am your avenue of not only surviving, but of thriving. I will cause you to thrive in extraordinary ways if you consciously and deliberately stop all exploitation.
 
“It is time to face the root of your pain and trust Me to bring healing to your body as well as your soul and spirit. I am the supreme healer; access by faith.
 
“You must cut the anchors—everything that prevented you from your potential, and kept you from moving forward in My purposes for you. Your steps of advancement and achievement must then become platforms of thanksgiving and worship, which is necessary to your success.
 
“Unselfishness will become a pathway to reward as you give of yourself, your time, and your resources. Your generosity is a sweet fragrance to Me.
 
“Embrace and revitalize the gifts that I have bestowed upon you spiritually and in the realm of creative expression.  Do not minimize or neglect what I have counted as precious in My sight.”


LEGENDARY SEASON (2015)

by Marsha Burns

Identifying the Season:

On a recent road trip two words came to me: legendary and epic.
Those two words came just before arriving at our destination where I saw a sign that read, “Legends of the West.”
 
So, the season we have just entered will be epic, legendary, and marked as supernatural.

Upheaval in the Nations:
 
In a vision I saw utter, heart-breaking devastation in cities and towns in the Middle East. And, I asked the Lord, "When will this end?" He answered, "It will end when everything that is destined to be destroyed is destroyed." And, I heard Him say that it would end when the indignation is past.

Then, I was reminded of Psalm 137:1-4 "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept when we remembered Zion. We hung our harps upon the willows in the midst of it. For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, and those who plundered us requested mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land?"
 
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.
 
Jeremiah 15:2-3 "And it shall be, if they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you shall tell them, ‘Thus says the LORD: "Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. And I will appoint over them four forms of destruction," says the LORD: "the sword to slay, the dogs to drag, the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy."
 
Then, I asked, "What will follow this destruction?" He said, "An awakening beyond the scope of anything that has ever been seen."
 
I am reminded of the very first time that I entered the presence of the Lord. I had heard someone mention the end of the world in the days prior to my encounter with Him, and I was troubled by that concept. So, I asked, “Is the world coming to and end?” He said that the world as we know it would come to an end. I asked if there would be a World War III. Again, the answer was affirmative. Then, I asked my final question—where would the war begin, and He answered that it would begin in the Middle East.
 
In the history that is being written in these times this could very well be the beginning of the end.
 
Matthew 24:
3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 "For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
10 "And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 "Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12 "And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
13 "But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
 
Instruction for the season:

1 Thessalonians 5:
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
 
This season will present opportunities to interact with History supernaturally—it’s going to be big—the stuff that legends are made of. But, we individually must stay focused and not be distracted with temporary and trivial pursuits.


Small Straws:
I am doing a supernatural work in you, My people. If you will get up to the highest point of your own desire and ability to seek My face, I will take you higher spiritually and give you greater freedom of movement. You will see and discern with unprecedented clarity and become one with Me in purpose--moving with power and precision, says the Lord.
 
Keep yourself in righteousness and honor. I have provided for you sanctification and have set you apart for Myself, says the Lord. Protect your commitment. Be established in My kingdom through dedication to My purposes. Refuse to allow the enemy to steal your peace or undermine your spiritual position. Set a watch for his shenanigans. 
 
Stand strong in the face of adversity, for I say to you that challenges will come as devastation seems to rule the world. It is up to each of you, My people, to establish righteousness and kingdom principles where you are--in your life and circumstances. You will do this through choosing good over evil, says the Lord. Set yourself apart to reflect My character and nature. 
 
Consider where you have been, where you are now and where you are headed. If your life seems to be on a path that has departed from spiritual commitment and consecration, you will need to make a course correction before it leads to destruction. Let Me direct you in the way of righteousness and peace so that I can bless you, says the Lord.
 
The next phase of your spiritual progression is beginning to unfold. Position yourself for the greatest benefit of the season by getting your priorities in order and developing righteous values. Move away from self-absorption to consider and esteem one another. Be honest and righteous in every area of life--relationships, finances, goals and desires. I am the light that will guide you through the darkness that covers the earth, says the Lord. 
 
Don’t expect justice, but we never cease to give it.


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