SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the rit. John 3:8
WORDS FROM THE LORD TO MARSHA BURNS:
27, 1999: These are the days of
Perazim! You are about to break through the hindrances and
obstacles that the enemy has built against you. You must push
through just a little more. This is not the time to get
discouraged and give up. Rise up in renewed strength and faith,
and give it one more strong push. One more shout, and the walls
will come down! If you will stand strong and believe Me, I will
go before you and defeat the enemy and pull this brick wall down.
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 1
Chronicles 14:11, "So they went up to Baal Perazim, and
David defeated them there. Then David said, 'God has broken
through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.'
Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim."
February 26, 1999: Lift up your eyes to see where your help comes from. It is time to stop meditating on your circumstances. I want you to rise up and get on with the business of the kingdom. You cannot arise, however, if you don't look up. You cannot go where you cannot see. Your vision has been clouded by your own trials and troubles, but again I say, look up. I will keep those in perfect peace whose minds are stayed on Me. Put your trust in Me. Some of you have slipped back into a position of feeling like a victim of life. This is not so; you are not a victim! Haven't I given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions and over ALL the power of the enemy so that NOTHING shall by ANY means hurt you? Then, rise up in the authority I have given you, and fight! Victory is assured.
February 24, 1999: Some of you, My children, are trying to go through this current shaking, sifting, and cleansing; yet still clinging to things--beliefs, ideas, feelings, plans, selfish motivations--that keep you from being completely free in Me. Why are you holding on to these things? It is because of the insecurity that you feel as this cleansing process continues. But, I would have you find your place of security in Me, not in your circumstances or relationships with others. The things you are holding on to are the very things that I am trying to shake loose and set you free from. Seek Me with a whole heart. Yield to Me and relinquish those things that keep you bound. Let Me set you completely free.
February 23, 1999: I am a merciful God, and I look upon you with tenderness. Yet, My hand is upon you to prepare you for My coming. I must take you through a cleansing process and sanctify you wholly. Though your trials are grievous at times, don't forget that I am bringing you through to greater heights with love and compassion. I am indeed a God of goodness and severity, but My severity only extends to those who are willfully disobedient, who have hardened their hearts against Me in rebellion. Let My love bring hope as you leave behind all thoughts of despair and discouragement. I am with you to strengthen you and bring to into My perfect will. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
February 22, 1999: There is deep darkness on the face of the earth as many people continue in their rebellion against Me and live in ignorance. But, you are the light of the world and must let the light of the message of My kingdom shine forth to bring liberty to those who are bound in darkness. Arise, and do the work that I have called you to do. You are My chosen vessels. Go forth today, and let My light shine through you. Isaiah 60:1-3, "Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising."
February 21, 1999: As we were driving to church this morning, my eyes fell on different terrain than I'm used to looking at. It's the same stretch of highway that we've been traveling for over 30 years. And yet, this morning I realized that there is no way to memorize every square inch of the terrain in that 14-mile stretch, and my eyes always go to landmarks that I find the most fascinating--favorite rock formations, unusual trees, the things that I've discovered, enjoyed, and are familiar to me. This morning, my eyes looked up a little higher on the mountain to see a tall tree that I had never noticed before standing alone like an outpost on a high hill. And, I could hear the still small voice of the Lord speak to me:
You have traveled this way many times just as you have encountered the circumstances you are in now many times before. Your tendency is to respond in the same way as you have in the past instead of looking up. You tend to react to new situations in old ways because your eyes have been trained to view things according to old familiar emotions and mindsets. I want you to see things from My perspective. I want to broaden your view and liberate you from the bondage of self-preservation.
February 20, 1999: Micah 4:10a, "Be in pain and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in birth pangs. For now you shall go forth from the city, and you shall dwell in the field." I say to you, My people, that which has been formed in you, that which I have placed in your hearts, is about to come forth. I am sending you out to do what I have placed in your hearts and called you to do, and new life will spring forth touching everything and everyone around you. Do not proceed with caution, but throw caution to the wind and let My wind carry you as you leave the safety of old places of familiarity. Behold, I am doing a new thing and releasing My people to go forth and labor in the fields. Fear not: I am with you.
February 19, 1999: Commit yourself
to Me without reserve. I will take you just as you are and mold
you and make you into My image. For, I have a plan for you. I
know what you can become, and I am pressing you and shaping you
to be what you are becoming. I already see what you will be, but
you must be shaped and built into that image. Yours is only to
yield! Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not
of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
February 17, 1999: As you quiet your soul, I will show you those things that I am cleansing and purging from you, and it will be easier to yield to the process. When you get too busy and are noisy in dealing with the clamor and clanging around you, My correction only seems like irritation that further complicates your life. My desire for you at this time is to release those things that keep your mind occupied and racing, and listen for the still small voice as I speak clarity and purpose to your being. Quiet your soul like a weaned child, for I wish to speak to you.
February 16, 1999: Even as I have called you to be still, come into My rest, and put your trust completely in Me, the enemy would bring great temptation to move you from that place of safety. Refuse the temptations that come to enter into strife, contention, division and useless wrangling. Stand firm on the Rock without compromising the truth, but do not be drawn into answering a fool according to his own folly. Keep your peace.
February 15, 1999: Be still; be quiet. Watch and wait. The times following great storms, such as have swept across My people, are times to be still and let the changes in your hearts become profound and real. But, you must not allow yourselves to become complacent in the time of rest that is now upon you. It will be a short rest and should be used to draw close to Me for spiritual strength and preparation for what lies ahead. I will prepare you and strengthen you and give wisdom to you, but only if you come to Me in earnest expectation. Come and take your rest in Me. Press in as never before. Be found in the safe habitation of My presence, abiding under the shadow of My wings. Come!
February 13, 1999: A fresh breeze. A soft wind is beginning to blow across the land. You have been experiencing the winds of adversity, a strong threshing wind, and much of the debris has been loosened and blown away. Now, it is time for the gentle wind of My Spirit to bring refreshing. Some of you, My people, are feeling ripped and torn by this cleansing process. But, I say, be filled with the Spirit. Let the healing flow; let peace be restored; let My comfort be a reality to you. Come into My rest. Come to Me for healing; I will not keep it from you.
February 12, 1999: As this testing and sifting continues, be careful not to justify your own position. These times are for the purpose of loosening and shaking off those things that hinder your freedom to serve Me with a whole heart. Some of the bondages that you endure have been there so long that they feel like positions of safety, much like a man who has spent a lifetime in prison so that the prison walls no longer represent a position of bondage but one of safety. Let Me free you from those places. Let Me show you the way out. Yield to Me in these times of testing. Release your fears to Me.
February 10, 1999: Do you hear the wind blowing? It must blow, and sometimes blow hard, to loosen and remove the debris from your life. This storm is for cleansing. Let the wind blow freely through your life. It must blow before the fire burns. And, I say, after the wind will come the fires of purification which will also produce power. My church will never operate in the power that I intended without the wind and fire. Let the wind blow, and let the fire burn. My church will be holy even as I am holy.
February 9, 1999: As I sift you, I want you to be loosed from double-mindedness. Haven't I said that the double-minded man gets nothing? How many of you are blaming Me for your own sin or for what the enemy has done to you or for the sins of another that you thought was righteous? You are double-minded when you profess My Lordship and yet hold a grudge against Me or another. Haven't you heard that I am your very present help in times of trouble? Don't you know that I am for you? Haven't you read that if you don't forgive, I won't forgive? You ask and do not receive because you ask amiss. You are focused on yourself. My Word says, "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." But, how can you submit to Me when you have unresolved anger and bitterness against Me or My children? Haven't I said that I resist the proud, but give grace to the humble? You seek answers from Me yet still insist on your position of pride. James 4:8, "Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
February 8, 1999: Haven't I said that this current sifting would test you in old areas of failure and trouble? I told you it would happen. Now it's happening. Can you recognize it? So, how should you respond this time around? Seek Me in every situation to respond by the Spirit, and you will gain the victory. There is one common denominator to this sifting--self. When this cleansing of the church is complete, it will be without spot or wrinkle. It will not be self-focused or self-motivated, but will be totally devoted to Me. I am indeed cleansing and purifying the hearts of My own. And, when this process is complete, we will be one even as I and the Father are One. Hebrews 12:11, "Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it."
February 6, 1999: I am drawing My remnant back to an Upper Room experience. Let the wind blow and let the fire fall, but not just to speak in tongues! I want to empower each of you to be witnesses. My desire is that you would be about the Father's business. Many of you have gotten sidetracked by seeking after the signs and wonders, but didn't I say that these signs would follow those that believe? Instead of seeking My power, My signs and wonders in church, let them follow you wherever you go. I have commissioned you to preach the gospel of the kingdom, to cast out demons, heal the sick and raise the dead. Not only have I commissioned you, but I have empowered you and given you the authority. I have not required that you do this in your own strength; I only ask that you will be vessels that will allow the Living Water to be poured through. Empty yourselves of self interest and self focus, and go forth in My commission. I will be with you.
February 5, 1999: Listen, My children! Many of you are bringing disorder to the Body of Christ because you are drawing attention to yourselves in ministry and in fellowship. You want to be noticed and appreciated and recognized as spiritual. This is pride and idolatry, dear ones. Yours is not to seek to be recognized, even for the purpose of acceptance, but yours is to seek to be a servant. Humble yourselves before Me and be available to Me for My purposes without fanfare. Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, but those who humble themselves will be exalted. Quiet your soul and your desires for recognition and acceptance and serve Me.
February 3, 1999: Some of you are beginning to feel disoriented. This is because your spiritual scenery has changed. You have moved to a new place spiritually, and what was once familiar and comfortable is no longer there. It is time to awaken from that place of lethargy and familiarity and become alert. The enemy will not allow you to stand in this new place unchallenged. Shake off the slumber that lulls you into a false sense of safety and security. Open your eyes wide so that you can see through every presentation of deception and fantasy. You are not alone in this new place, for I am with you. Remember that this is not your battle but Mine! But, I have prepared you to be My battle axes. Victory is assured. Go forth in that assurance with confidence.
February 2, 1999: You, My people, sometimes forget that I AM God and that all things are under My control. You go about trying to change people and circumstances so that you can be more comfortable. But, have you forgotten that I alone change the heart of a man? And, unless the change comes from the heart, there is no change at all? Have you forgotten that I have allowed, and yes, even ordained circumstances to try your faith and bring you and those around you to a deeper revelation of Myself? I have said that all things work together for good to those who love Me and are called according to My purpose. And again, that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in you. Trust Me. Keep your heart pure and uncluttered by the issues of life, and seek Me earnestly, for I will lead, guide, direct and protect you as you yield to Me.
February 1, 1999: Nothing that you do escapes My notice. I know your heart motivations and the resulting actions. The things that you do in faith for My kingdom are those things of gold that will go through the fire and not be burned up. I have indeed made your foreheads like flint. I have established My purposes in you and have given you the ability and strength to go forward in My strength and power to proclaim My message of hope. I have called you to a walk with Me without compromise. Take no thought of yourself and your abilities or inabilities. I am able to do exceedingly abundantly above what you could ask or think. And, yes, you can do all things in Me. All I need is your willingness.
January 30, 1999: I come to you now with the sunshine of My love. It is just like that! You can rejoice in it and receive it and soak it up. Or, you can draw the blinds and darken your abode and shut out the light. It is totally up to you. But, My desire is that you throw open the windows, step out spiritually into the bright light of My presence and receive My love without measure. Cast off restraint; cast off doubt, unbelief and oppression, and come into the liberty and freedom of My Spirit where all you have need of is available for the asking. Faith works by love!
January 29, 1999: Though the road gets rougher and the way narrower, yet I will cause you to come higher. I am not a God that you cannot trust. For, I will lead the way and make the crooked places straight for you. You can believe Me for guidance and wisdom. I will take you by the hand and lead you out. Just trust Me, and I will make a way for you out of this hard place. I will make you to rest in green pastures and lead you beside still waters. I will feed you with the best of the land and cause you to lie down in peace.
January 27, 1999: "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Some of you are trying to be strong by your own might, relying on your own strength and wisdom. I say, even now and in the days ahead, your own resources are not and will not be enough. Now is the time to seek Me for wisdom and rely on Me for strength. I say, self-sufficiency is the beginning of pride when you say in your own heart, "I will be like the Most High," as if to say, "I will figure this out myself; I will do it my way." I say, you will not. Your own wisdom is but foolishness to Me--only child's play. Your success or failure will depend on your yieldedness to My will.
January 26, 1999: I speak to those
of you, My children, who have lost your hope. Life's
circumstances have overcome you. But, I say, look up. Your
redemption draws nigh. I have given you authority to trample over
serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. Rise
up, I say, in the strength and power that I have given you, and
be an overcomer! Renew yourself in faith and truth. I have not
turned a deaf ear to you; I have not cast you down; I have not
forsaken you. You have allowed the enemy to push your face in the
dirt. Again, I say, rise up from that place of defeat with new
resolve, and I will undergird you. Isaiah 40:31, "But
those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint."
January 25, 1999: Oh, you high and lofty ones, who do you think you are? Have I not spoken in My Word that pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall? What do you hope to gain by exalting yourselves and getting puffed up in pride? I hate a proud look! I seek those who are willing to be humble servants, and yes, will even cause them to be sons, My very own children. I cannot use those who judge their brothers by forming negative opinions about them, or those who sow discord among the brethren. Have you forgotten from whence you've come? Have you failed to remember your own wretchedness and filth that I drew you out of? Have you fogotten Calvary and the price that was paid for your redemption? This certainly had nothing to do with your own goodness. The entrance and benefits to My kingdom are only received in humility. Come down off your high horse. You can choose today whether you want to step down or fall down.
January 23, 1999: I am looking for a people, pure vessels, through whom I may speak and pour My Spirit. I seek those whose hearts will not be lifted up in pride, whose desire is to give glory to Me. Will you, My precious ones, yield to Me, to My leading, to My filling? I want to fill you with Myself, My Spirit, so that I may do the work appointed for this time and season on the earth. Did you hear it? It is MY work! You are My partners; you are yoked with me, but I carry the load. For, My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
January 22, 1999: Wisdom! You, My people, need My wisdom. I have told you I would give liberally if you would only ask. Why have you not asked? Are your hearts so lifted up in pride that you cannot humble yourselves in order to receive? I say that the only way that you can truly ask for My wisdom is to realize that your own ideas and concepts are but foolishness. Your own plans and dreams and goals are but child's play. I say, humble yourselves and ask for My wisdom, My direction, My leading, My guidance, and I will give liberally. I will show you the way and straighten the path before you. But, I will only do this when you truly desire to know My will and are willing to yield in humility to My direction.
January 20, 1999: I will not be mocked. Whatever you sow is what you will reap. I say, many of you are still sowing to the flesh, still trying to find satisfaction in this present world, but those seeds will only yield corruption. I will give seed to the sower; I will empower you to sow the seeds of life if you will just look to Me. Seek Me first! My desire is that you sow to the Spirit so that you will reap everlasting life. Let Me sift your heart so that the seeds of worldliness be done away with. Yield to Me and allow Me to do this vital work in you. I desire that you serve Me with a whole heart. Come away and divest yourselves of worldly endeavors; invest in the Kingdom of God.
January 19, 1999: Be still, My people. "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." This is a season to be silent, a time to abide in peace regardless of the turmoil that presents itself for your consideration. Come into My rest; be nurtured by My presence. Refuse to be drawn into places of division, strife and discontentment, and just rest in Me.
Psalm 27:1-5 "The LORD is
my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the
strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked
came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they
stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart
shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this I will
be confident. One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I
seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of
my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His
temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His
pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock."
January 18, 1999: You ask, "What is this restlessness I feel?" I tell you the enemy roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He is looking for places where he can break through to steal, kill and destroy. He is looking for places of weakness where he has broken through before and brought chaos and destruction. He is testing the strength of your hedge. Your hedge is representative of your ability to discern and stand against temptation as he comes to seduce you into compromise and sin. He is attempting to entice you and draw you away through your own desires and lusts. And you, watchmen on the wall, stand guard, keep watch, sound the alarm! You, shepherds, a storm is brewing and the sheep are restless and afraid. Gather them into a place of safety, in Me, and cause them to lie down in quietness and peace until this storm passes by.
January 17, 1999: I have a word this morning for those who have not fed on the Word of God and not been satisfied by the things of the Lord. You have fed yourselves on the things of the world, and you have taken in more of the world than you have taken in of God. He says that He wants you to beware because the enemy is about to move you by distraction and by a seducing spirit into a place that is even farther from Him than you have already been. He is speaking to the same people He spoke to last week when He said that some of you have become bored with your Christianity; you have become bored with your Christian walk because you have not fed on the Word nor filled yourselves and satisfied yourselves with the presence of God. The enemy is about to move you into places that you will wish you had not gone. You need to beware of the thoughts you are entertaining of change because it may be a place that is farther from God than you have already been. This word is for those who are already away from God, already backslidden, and not living in the fullness or presence of the Lord. Be careful of the things that you are thinking and considering. Seek the Lord!
January 16, 1999: Behold, I am doing a new thing. There is about to be a GREAT shaking in America, beginning with new leadership. What has been go-with-the-flow of the American public will now change. Expect the new leadership to display signs of stability and speak words of comfort and security, but watch for radical changes and a new direction that will usher in a new era and alignment with end-time events and one-world powers.
January 16, 1999: As I sit above the circle of the earth, I want to remind you that all things are under My control. My boundaries and limitations are set by sovereign design even though you have the freedom to exercise your will within these perimeters. And, I say, no one can thwart My plans and purposes for the earth. It will be as I have spoken. Yours, then, is not to try to change the times and the seasons but to find yourselves in places of safety in relationship and obedience to Me. My wrath is stored up for the sons of disobedience and will not fall on the righteous.
January 15, 1999: These are days in which you will be tested in old issues. If you have truly been tempered by the fires of purification, then what once came against you as a roaring, devouring lion will this time around seem like a harmless, bleating lamb in comparison. Rejoice with thanksgiving as you see and realize the results of the great work of the Holy Spirit in your lives to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for this work of sanctification.
January 13, 1999: These days and times are fraught with conflict and difficulties, challenges on every side, yet My strength is sufficient. Seek Me for direction, guidance and wisdom, for I will pour out abundantly. Even as I pour out wisdom, in these times of trouble, it will only be a trickle compared to the outpouring of My Spirit in the days ahead. And, I will pour out on all who are seeking Me with a whole heart. So, I say, ask and it will be given; seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened.
January 12, 1999: I am in process once again of breaking down pride and rebellion in this generation. I will break the hearts of those who have stubbornly refused to receive My correction and have justified their error and covered their sin. I am indeed cleansing and purging and purifying My own. But, haven't I said that "No chastening seems joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it?" I say then, let this chastening train you in the ways of obedience and submission to My will. I will humble those who have exalted themselves and exalt those who are humble.
January 11, 1999: I have brought strong warnings to you, My people, to be found in safe habitations, and then I made sure that you understood that that place of safety is in Me. I have repeatedly admonished you to seek Me first and to abide in Me so that you live and move and have your being in Me. Yet, even now, many of you have continued in your old ways believing My words but refusing to move from devotion to your own interests and things in the world, stubbornly clinging to worthless pursuits. I say, the time is coming and now is that you will be forced to make a choice about who you will serve. Will you serve yourself and your own interests, or will you truly serve Me with a whole heart? What has happened to the zeal with which you once served Me? Have you not fallen into apostasy, complacency and compromise? I say, come out from among them and be separate; touch not the unclean thing. Separate yourself to Me again so that your entire life is wrapped up in Me. I am your only place of safety.
January 10, 1999: I believe that God is speaking to some of you today that you feel like you have reached a plateau. Your Christian walk has become a bore! You are bored with your walk with the Lord. He said, He is going to be like an eagle that stirs up your nest. He is going to flap His wings around you, and you are going to come out of that place of boredom and stagnation. You have been stale in your walk with the Lord, and He is going to stir your heart if you will just let Him do it--He will bring a faith explosion in your heart.
January 9, 1999: End-time events will unfold as you move toward the end of all time much the same as scenery comes into view as you travel in your car. You, My precious people, are like children traveling in the back seat of an automobile, saying, "When will we get there? How much farther?" My answer is, it's just around the corner. We'll be there before you know it. Don't fall asleep. Don't get weary while doing good. Be about the Father's business!
January 8, 1999: Listen, My children, to My voice alone. Speak only what I speak to your hearts. Do not seek recognition for speaking My words. I am looking for those who will only be vessels for My honor, not those who would heap honor upon themselves. Woe to you, false prophets, who say you have heard My voice but have not. Woe to you who envision lies and lead My people astray. Woe to you, for you seek to exalt yourselves and not Me. Woe to you who prophesy according to your own doctrines and twist My words to prove yourselves right. Woe to you who pronounce judgment upon your own enemies and say it is from Me. I say to you, turn and repent of this evil, for it is grievous to Me.
January 7, 1999: Twice this week, while I have been driving at night, I have seen a pink-orange glow in the sky with no apparent source. One night it followed me for fourteen miles and finished up being in the clouds above Kremmling. At first I thought it might be the glow of a forest fire, since we live in a mountainous region, but it was not. Then I thought it might be the glow of the moon coming up, but it was not, and I finally concluded that it had to be something supernatural. I asked the Lord what it was as I drove, and I heard Him speak to my heart: Do you hear the drums? These are the drums of war! I say, you are seeing the glow of the fires of war. But, this sign does not only represent the fires of war, but also that which will fall on the church to burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. But I say, be of good courage because a third fire is coming--the fire of revival. Prepare.
January 6, 1999: Things are not as they seem. I said, things are NOT as they seem. Have I not given you a faith, and hasn't it been tried in the fire and come out like gold? This issue that you are facing now--is it not just a test to see if you will trust Me? I already know the beginning from the end, and I can tell you that I have a plan and purpose that far exceeds what you originally intended. Let go of your small plans, colorless dreams, and lame visions. I have a greater plan. I am able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask or think. What is your part? To believe! Only believe! Be done with discouragement, doubt and unbelief. Rise up in the faith that I am perfecting in you. Go forth in the confidence that I am bringing to pass My intentions for you. Yield to Me; submit to Me. Let Me lead and guide you through this maze. I have begun a good work in you and will complete it. Trust and obey!
January 5, 1999: My people, what are you
looking at? Where is your focus? Stop looking at those around
you; stop focusing on trying to change the people around you so
that your flesh is satisfied. Stop meditating on yourselves and
your needs. There is a critical spirit loose to bring you into
discontentment. Haven't I said that your eye is the lamp of your
body and that if your eye is good, your whole body will be full
of light? Then, look to Me! Stop striving with one another. Philippians
4:8 -9, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever
things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are
of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything
praiseworthy; meditate on these things. The things which you
learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the
God of peace will be with you."
January 4, 1999: The time of the harvest is
before you. I say, begin to prophesy to the north, the south, the
east and the west. For the time of My visitation has come. Speak
to the people and tell them to come into My kingdom; gather them
into the ark of My safety. Tell them to COME, for the Spirit and
the bride say COME! Be strong of good courage, there is much to
do, and I am sending My laborers into the harvest fields. Isa
43:4-6 "Since you were precious in My sight, you have been
honored, and I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you,
and people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will
bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the
west; I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south,
'Do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, And My
daughters from the ends of the earth."
January 2, 1999: You are My beloved! Everything
that I have belongs to you as long as you stay in My house. You
can walk in My glory and bask in the sunlight of My love. You can
enjoy My protection. You can walk in My provision and abundance.
I will lead and guide and direct your every step. I will pour out
My anointing upon you in magnificent ways, and use you to perform
My heart's desire and to fulfill My plans and purposes on the
earth. All of these things are yours, but I will not give my
glory to another. Humble yourselves, and I will lift you up. Isaiah
42:6-9 "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, And
will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant
to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to
bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness
from the prison house. I am the LORD, that is My name; And My
glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images.
Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I
declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
January 1, 1999: The wind of My Spirit has come to stir you to new life. Awaken, you who have slept. Open your eyes and be alert. Move yourselves into action, for there is much work to be done. Get up out of that place of complacency and rest. Arise, and clear the confusion in your mind; shake off the sleep that keeps you dull. Listen! Listen, for My voice, My leading, for I am sending you out, if you will only get up and get moving. Move out of that place of fantasy and daydreaming into the sharp focus of reality. I am about to send you forth, but you must be dressed in your battle armor and be ready. Shift your awareness from yourselves and the world around you so that you can hear My voice and yield to My leading. Prepare! Prepare! Prepare, for I am about to undo and redo systems that you have counted on for convenience and survival. The alarm has sounded.
December 30, 1998: Listen to Me, children. Many of you are being drawn away and enticed. Your focus has been diverted away from loving Me and living in My kingdom to what is coming in the future--to coming revival, to coming judgment, to those things over which you have no control. And, in all of this, many have strayed from their First Love and from passionate, intimate fellowship with Me. My Word has not changed. It is still truth that if you will "seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things shall be added." I say, fear not. Seek to be found in safe habitations, in My spiritual kingdom, in My presence, and all that you need will be provided. Refuse to get sidetracked from being found IN Me by focusing on what might happen in the world around you. My beloved, don't seek to know what the future holds. No one knows, for you see in part and prophesy in part. But, seek to know the One who holds the future. Be found in Me.
December 29, 1998: I am dealing with many of you whose hearts are like the feet of the image that Daniel saw, partly of iron and partly of clay. There is a mixture of strength and weakness. There is compromise and doublemindedness. You want to be strong and uncompromising, but you don't want to be hurt or rejected, or to reject someone else. But, I say to you, be strong and unwavering in your devotion to Me. Refuse to allow fear to cause you to deny Me or the truth. Go forth in strength and do not compromise; I will be with you.
December 28, 1998: Have I not called you to be
watchmen on the wall? Are you looking? Do you see the enemy
approaching? Have you sounded the alarm? For, I say the enemy has
realized that his time is short, and he has loosed his hordes of
darkness against My people in an unprecedented way. Many are the
voices calling for help in this hour. Many are under siege, and I
say to you, My chosen, go and fight for your brother. Do not stop
your ears to their cries for help. Yet, I have not called you to
do more than you are able or to give what you do not have. I have
called you to give what you have and do what you can and pray and
intercede on their behalf, and I will do the rest. Matthew
25:34-40 "Then the King will say to those on His right hand,
'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world for I was hungry and you
gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a
stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I
was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'
Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we
see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When
did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe
You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to
you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My
brethren, you did it to Me.'"
December 26, 1998: Acts 3:19 "Repent
therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so
that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the
Lord." Come into My rest. Leave the things of the world
behind--cares, burdens, concerns, uncertainty. Do not
try to carry these yourself. Let Me have those things that weigh
you down and trouble your soul. I am well able to keep those
things that you commit to Me. To commit means to give charge of
or consign, to hand over, to entrust. Trust Me with the things
that weigh you down, and come into My rest, My peace. I'm waiting
December 25, 1998: Oh, My people, you celebrate in My name, but your celebration is in word only. You speak it with your lips, but your hearts are turned to satisfy your own desires through self-indulgence. Turn back to Me quickly. Come up into My face. Repent of your distractions. Leave the things of the flesh and world behind you; shake off the dust of defilement, and enter into the Most Holy place. Leave behind the disappointment and discouragement of unfulfilled expectations and hopes, for they are not of Me. Cleanse your hands and purify your hearts. I am waiting for you!
December 23, 1998: Bring your heart before Me. I am still cleansing and purging My people. To those who have thought that they have been purged and pruned already, I say be prepared for a deeper cleansing. I am dealing with you on a deeper, more subtle level. I am getting at the "heart" of every issue and bringing light so that nothing remains in the darkness. Do not be afraid of this process. The process of bringing everything to the light gives no place for the enemy to blackmail you and sets your free from his bondage. Rejoice!
December 22, 1998: The time is coming, the time is near when those who have refused to come into the ark, a place of safety in Me, will be left out. The day is at hand when I will shut the door, and it will be too late for those who have insisted on walking in the world and doing what is right in their own eyes instead of being obedient to My word. Wake up, those of you who are sleeping and in apostasy and complacency! Come out from among those who encourage you in compromise. Choose now whom you will serve. If you want to belong to Me and be on My side, then do it wholeheartedly. Haven't I said that if you are lukewarm I will spew you out of My mouth? Time is short. Decide!
December 21, 1998: Here comes the Wind! My desire is that you be caught up in the Wind. Do not resist it. Go with it. On the Day of Pentecost in the Upper Room there was the sound of a mighty rushing wind, but I say this will not be just a sound. It will blow with strength and might to move you, My people, into places where I can use you effectively. Yield to the Wind of My Spirit to do with you as I please. I am looking for a people who will not stubbornly cling to old places of safety and familiarity, but who are willing to throw caution to the wind, step out in boldness and faith, and walk in and be moved by My Spirit.
December 19, 1998: Things will move very quickly now. Matthew 24:22 "And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened." I call you, My people, to simplify your lives as much as possible so that I can use you in these days at optimum capacity. Refuse to allow petty issues to cloud your view of Me and My purposes for the end of the age. Be alert and ready to move quickly as I give direction to your hearts. I will use those whose response to My leading is immediate and sensitive. Keep your mind and vision clear, and maintain an honest and open heart before Me.
Micah 1:3-4 "For behold, the LORD is
coming out of His place; He will come down and tread on the high
places of the earth. The mountains will melt under Him, and the
valleys will split like wax before the fire, like waters poured
down a steep place."
December 18, 1998: Things
as you remember them will never be the same again. Old things are
passing away. An old way of living, things that you've depended
upon to be stable and unchanging, will change. The world system
that you thought would always be the same will not be. This is
not a cause of fear, My children, but a cause for rejoicing
because of the time in which you live. For, now is the time for
my Word to be fulfilled not only in your ears but in your sight.
You will see that My Word is not a fable, but living and powerful
and has waited for its time of fulfillment. Now is that time.
This is a time that you, My chosen ones, will draw closer to My
bosom and hear the beating of My heart and know My love for you.
I am your place of protection; draw close. 2 Peter 3:9-11
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count
slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any
should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day
of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the
heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will
melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in
it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be
dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct
December 16, 1998: I had a dream of about three really old people posing for a family picture. They were standing behind a table filled with framed pictures of family members who had already died. They were all wearing red and white gingham shirts and either a thought came through or a voice said that these were the last people of the final generation. And, the Lord says, indeed these are the last days. You are living in a time when things will never be the same as what you remember to be the "good old days." These are perilous times. Things will occur, and changes will take place rapidly. My people, there is much to do in the days ahead. You must leave the things of the world behind and find yourselves totally in Me. I am your only place of safety. Be strong. I am looking for a people who will be yielded and obedient to My every direction, a people I can trust with my plans and purposes for the days ahead.
December 15, 1998: 1 Peter 5:8, "Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." Hide
yourselves in the safety of My presence. Keep yourselves from sin
and worldliness. Give no place for the devil to invade. I call
you today to be watchmen on the wall, and as you see the enemy
approaching, cry out. Warn those around you to prepare for the
coming attack and be ready to defend and fight back. He is spying
out the territory trying to find weak places that he might break
through and plunder.
December 14, 1998: I had a dream of a man who had stolen something from our church and was getting away in a helicopter. The man was very adept at flying his aircraft, and he was familiar to me in personality, although I didn't know him. As he was lifting off, I could see a look of smug, self-satisfaction on his face. But, he had failed to notice a huge power line just ahead of him. By the time he saw it, he had gone a little too far, and even though he kept trying to get above it and kept trying to maneuver away from it, it was too late. The blades of the helicopter got tangled in the power line, and although I didn't see an explosion, I saw the meltdown. His black helicopter melted and crumpled like a silk scarf floating down to the ground.
The man represents the spirit of the antichrist (who comes to steal, kill and destroy) working through man. He is a manipulator, a controller, an operator. He always believes that he will get away with coming against the church of the Living God, that he can commit spiritual crimes against God's people without consequence. He has no fear of God who has all power (the power lines), but we are living in a time when the Lord will bring judgment upon those who have committed evil against the Lord by abusing His people. The helicopter represents trying to move in the air or spirit realm by natural means, and no amount of clever maneuvering will avert God's judgment.
December 12, 1998: I have been calling to
you--Come! My desire is that you come in close to Me, for the
storms are beginning to rage, and I am your only place of safety.
Seek Me with all your heart, mind and soul, for there you will
find comfort, and there you will find grace and mercy. In My
presence you will find peace and rest for your souls. Some of
you, My people, are weary and weighed down with burdens too heavy
for you to bear. But, I say, "Come to Me, all you who
labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke
upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My
burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30) Bring your burdens
to Me. Am I not able to carry them? Unburden yourselves and come
into My peace, My safety, My liberty. Be free! Trust Me with your
cares and find rest.
December 11, 1998: Don't look back. You can't
live in the past. What's done is done. You can't change it or
relive it. You, My precious people, must go forward. I am doing a
work today in your lives. Reminiscence is a trap and can
lead to bondage if you stay there. Be free to live in the here
and now. Only use the past to recount experiences that bring
glory and honor to My kingdom. Testify of Me and My great power,
but do not set up idols of the old days and old ways and people
who once were. That leads to fantasy and deception. Come to Me
today, and leave the past behind. Philippians 3:13-14,
"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and
reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward
the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ
December 9, 1998: I see the dilemmas that you are facing. I know the problems that you wrestle with, and yet you hang on to them and try to solve them by your own power and wits. Always striving; never coming to conclusion. The difficulties that you face give you opportunities to come to Me. Is there anything that I cannot accomplish? Yet, you do not ask. Is there anything too great for My understanding? Yet, you do not seek My wisdom. Come to Me with all your needs. I am not only willing, but I am able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask or think. I can do nothing, however, unless you bring your burdens to Me.
December 8, 1998: Rise up! I say, rise up out
of the darkness of demonic control. How long will you, people who
are called by My name, bow down to demons of lust, greed, fear
and the like? Behold, I have given you the authority to trample
over serpents and scorpions and over ALL the power of the enemy
so that nothing shall by any means hurt you. The blood shed on
Calvary was not only to provide salvation, but deliverance as
well. I have given you, through victory over the enemy, the power
to overcome. Rise up in the power and authority I have given you
and overcome! How long will you be a victim of the enemy? John
10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that
they may have it more abundantly."
December 7, 1998: The seduction of the season has drawn many of My people into a dark, murky trap. Do you sense the oppression and heaviness? I say to you, rise up! Press through into My presence to see My face and bask in My glory. Colossians 3:4, "If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory." Refuse to be pulled down into worldliness and bondage. Rise up! Come to Me!
December 5, 1998: Bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Let the light, truth, flood every area of your mind and heart. Bring to light every hidden motive, forgive every offense, release every place of disappointment, discouragement, rejection, fantasy or fear. You will not be able to see clearly with these things in your heart. Deception is the presence of these places of darkness. Yet, I call you to walk in light. Come into the purity of relationship with Me and be done with everything ungodly.
December 4, 1998: It is time to get quiet again. The enemy has loosed confusion among My people, and there is much clamoring and striving. Refuse to be drawn into tension, stress and anxiety. Establish your heart in Me and maintain peace. Enter into My rest, and come to Me for times of refreshing.
December 2, 1998: Come before Me with humility and a clear conscience. My desire is that your mind be focused and your vision unclouded by personal desires and beliefs. I am causing My people to see more clearly than they ever have. I am removing the veil as you desire more truth. Walk in fellowship with me without guile. Bring everything to the light that there be no deception, no hypocrisy, nothing hidden in your life. Submit yourself to openness and honesty and press through the veil of fear that causes you to want to stay hidden and protected. Come into the light!
December 1, 1998: Behold My face. Rise up out of that place of criticism and judgment of others, for I remind you that pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. I ask that you extend the same mercy and forgiveness toward others as I have extended to you. Let charity abide in your heart. Let generosity come forth towards others in an attitude of tolerance and acceptance, not of their sin, but of their human value. Only in that attitude of compassion do I hear your prayers on their behalf.
November 30, 1998: Be strong in the Lord. Rise above the petty issues of life to embrace and live by truth. Maintain eternal perspective and refuse to be distracted by the issues that demand your attention. I never demand your attention, but I never leave you or forsake you. I am always there, and when you decide to leave behind the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches, and decide to devote yourself to me again, I am there. When you seek Me with a whole heart, I will be found by you. I desire to have fellowship with you, but I never force you to love Me. I wait for your return.
November 29, 1998: 2 Samuel 20:12-13
"But Amasa wallowed in his blood in the middle of the
highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he
moved Amasa from the highway to the field and threw a garment
over him, when he saw that everyone who came upon him halted.
When he was removed from the highway, all the people went
on." There are those in the Body of Christ who have
been traumatized by some tragedy that has occurred, and
you have halted and are at a standstill in your walk with the
Lord. You need to get this thing out of the way, cover it, and be
about the Father's business. The word for you is
abandon! Abandon the burdensome tragedy of the past. Abandon
yourself to the Lord. This is the time; today is the day! If you
refuse to move beyond this place of paralysis now, it is more
than possible that you will never move beyond it. It
is time for you to go on with the Lord and forget those things
which are behind and reach forward to those things which are
November 28, 1998: I hear the cry of some of My people saying, "Why have you forsaken me?" Yet, I have not forsaken you or turned My back on you. You have walked away from Me to do your own thing--to do what is right in your own eyes without regard for My Word. You count disobedience, rebellion, and apostasy as a small thing. Separation from Me is a mere inconvenience to you rather than being an issue of life and death. You have wandered away, and I have called to you to come back, yet My plea falls on deaf ears, and you will not. My heart yearns for your return. Oh, that you would walk away from your idols--your greed, lust, and covetousness--and wholly give yourself to Me. I long for a people who are loyal, faithful, and steadfast. My eyes are constantly searching the earth to find those who truly love Me and seek to serve. Truly the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Turn to Me. Come back!
November 27, 1998: The separation process continues as I gather to Myself those whose hearts truly desire to serve Me. Come to Me. I abhor the religious. Haven't I spoken that your own righteousnesses are as filthy rags? You can't do enough to earn My favor. The more self-sufficient you become, the less you actually depend on Me. Isn't this the root of apostasy--that you don't realize that you are poor, blind, and naked? Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness--for Me. Seek Me. Yield to Me. Come to Me.
November 26, 1998: Haven't I said in My word that at the end of time men would wax worse and worse. I say to you the enemy has released another wave of violence in the land, and those that he can control will be out of control, their consciences seared, not considering the effects of their violent behavior. I do not tell you this so that you will fear, but that you might pray. Pray for the souls of those who are pawns in the devil's chess game. Pray that they might awaken to their need for a Savior and come to a place of order and decency in their lives. Bind the powers of darkness from your homes, neighborhoods and churches. For, I have indeed given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy so that nothing shall by any means hurt you. This attack of violence will first be seen and evidenced by a boldness and insolence against My people and their rights and authority. It is a spirit of anarchy. Watch for it, and rise up in My power against it.
November 25, 1998: The Word became flesh
and dwelt among us. I have given you flesh so that you might
express My nature on the earth. It is the flesh that you must
learn to overcome. It is the most expedient way to completion. It
is through suffering in the flesh that you have the opportunity
to learn obedience. It is by way of the flesh that you may rise
up in faith and trust Me for health and provision. Yet if you
live by the flesh and indulge in the flesh, your spirit will lose
power and strength. If you walk in the Spirit, you will not
fulfill the lusts of the flesh. This is the ultimate choice in
every life. It is in the flesh body that you choose whom you will
serve. It is in the flesh body that you choose where you will
spend eternity. Will you choose for the desires and lusts of the
life on earth and put those needs and desires above the One who
gave you life and flesh? Or, will you choose to walk in His
Spirit inspite of the flesh? The choice is yours. Deuteronomy
30:19-20 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against
you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and
cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your
descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that
you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is
your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in
the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob, to give them."
November 24, 1998: The heart knows its own bitterness. You know those places in you that nag at you and bring unrest and confusion. These are places in you that need My grace. Examine those places to see if you are in rebellion, refusing stubbornly to yield to My will for you. My desire is for you to come into My peace and My rest, to trust Me with the things that concern you. Haven't I said I would perfect (bring to completion) those things that concern you? Acts 3:19, "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."
November 23, 1998: I speak to you today to maintain a pure conscience before Me. Walk in truth and light. Refuse to fall into the fantasy of the days ahead. Some would call these days "holidays" or holy days, but do not be deceived into thinking there is anything holy about the world's traditions and materialism. I say it is idolatry in its grandest form. Loose yourselves from this bondage and idolatry, and seek Me with a whole heart. Have nothing to do with self interest and greed; rather rise up in spiritual purity before My face, and refuse to be distracted by what is unholy.
November 21, 1998: I am stirring hearts and bringing conviction and opportunity for repentance. I am drawing My people into a place of greater obedience, more strength and fervent love. The choices are there. The choice is yours. Will you yield completely to My call? Will you say yes to My proposal? Will you be My bride? The choice is yours and yours alone. Are you willing to forsake all and yield to My purposes? Come and be one with Me in heart and purpose. Come away with Me, My beloved.
November 20, 1998: Many, many words spoken in My name! See to it, My beloved, that your hearts do not become too full of My words so that you lose your appetite and desire for Me. My words are for direction and guidance and to bring comfort and stability to you. But, if you begin to look to My words instead of to Me, the words will be unprofitable to you. The word not mixed with faith profits you nothing; your faith must rest in Me. Faith works by love--your love for Me in personal, intimate relationship.
November 18, 1998: If it seems like I am requiring more of you these days, it is because I am. To whom much is given, much is required. There is still much work to be done, and you, My servants, are not yet in a position to accomplish what I have set before you. I have to do a work in you before My work can flow out of you unhindered by your own flesh and selfish desires. Yield to this work, for I am still cleansing and purging My church. Resist the temptation to grumble because things are getting harder and life more serious. Rejoice in this process!
November 17, 1998: Have I not spoken to you to choose whom you will serve? I have set before you blessings and cursings; blessings if you will serve Me with a whole heart and with true obedience and love. Yet, a curse has also gone out to those whose hearts have hardened, even to those who praise Me with their lips but whose hearts are far from Me. The stench of compromise, complacency and self-serving attitudes has reached My nostrils, and I will no longer tolerate it. I have allowed more than enough time for repentance, and the time has come for judgment. The curse has been released against the disobedient and those who justify their own sin. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
November 16, 1998: The time has come; the time
is now that I am relieving you of your burdens--those things you
have been carrying and weighing you down and causing you to
stumble and fall. Now, I will lift them if you will only let go
and release them to Me. Matthew11:28-30 "Come to Me, all
you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take
My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy
and My burden is light." There is nothing too big for
Me to carry. There is no problem too big for Me to answer. There
is no situation or circumstance that I cannot deal with. But, you
must release these burdens to Me and never again pick them up.
November 14, 1998: My hand is indeed upon you. I have called you and chosen you to be My own. Do not think that you are only a speck of dust and that no one cares and that you have no value. You are not insignificant. You are precious in My sight. Do not think that I am so far away that I do not know you. I know your thoughts. I know the desires of your heart. You cannot hide from Me, but you have pulled away and tried to hide, tried to cover your guilt and shame. Have you forgotten the reason for Calvary? Have you forgotten the blood? The blood shed for you is to cover your sins so that you can come boldly. Do not retreat in despair or fall into a state of hopelessness. I have already made a way for you. Come out of the darkness. Come to Me. I will receive you.
November 13, 1998: Behold, I am bringing forth something new, a new order. You could call it a "face lift," which will occur in the spiritual realm, but will also manifest in the physical, material realm to reflect that which I am doing in My people. Old attitudes and behavior patterns, places of compromise and complacency, are now being brought to the light for your consideration. You will have new opportunities to deal with old issues. It is My desire for you that this be the last time around for these lessons, and that you be released from the bondages that have held you and prevented you from gaining new ground spiritually. I have called you to "take the land." You do this by overcoming. There is great reward to those who overcome. Refuse to succumb to a defeatist attitude, thinking that things will never change. This is the time! Press in and seek My face as never before, and walk in the Spirit.
November 11, 1998: Press through. I say, press
through the crowd of distractions, thoughts of doubt, bitterness,
rejection, fear, condemnation. Come all the way through and touch
Me with your faith. When you do, My virtue will flow into you,
and you will be strengthened. New life and vitality will flow
into you. But, you must come. Don't give up before you get
through. Press in; pursue Me with all your heart. Come to Me. Matthew
14:36, "And (they) begged Him that they might only touch the
hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly
November 10, 1998: The world would give you titles and apply innuendoes to your name and character. They judge you by outward appearance and measure you according to their standards. They assign value to you according to their goals. But, I say, I judge by a different standard, the highest standards of truth and righteousness. I have given you a new name. You are My chosen. You are the apple of My eye. I cherish My own. Do not allow the names and values assigned by the world system to undermine and distract from your value to Me in the Kingdom. You are a delight to Me.
November 9, 1998: I speak to you, My children, with a heart that longs for your faithfulness and obedience, not for My benefit but for yours. Haven't I spoken clearly that the wages of sin is death? My desire is that none should perish. These times in which you live are indeed dangerous and troublesome. My desire is that you forsake all and follow Me. Your own cleverness will not provide a way of escape from the trouble that comes and will abound. Your hope is in Me. Your place of safety is in Me. But, you cannot come into that place in Me in your complacency and disobedience. You must "lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares." I am calling you, My beloved, My chosen, to consecrate yourselves. Make a renewed commitment to serve Me with a whole heart. Cut yourselves off from the things of the world and selfish attitudes that keep you from walking in the fullness of My Spirit. I call to you today, come and follow Me!
November 7, 1998: I want you to see Me up close. I am the Great and Mighty God! You can say those words, but what is your concept really? The closer you get to Me, the greater I AM. But, I am diminished by the distance between us. Your faith in Me depends on how near or far your heart is from Me. The power of the Word is dependent upon how near you stay to Me. Oh, that you would draw near and stay close! My desire is that you could see Me as I am, for it is true that you now "see through a glass darkly." But, haven't I said if you will draw near to Me, I will draw near to you? Come close!
November 6, 1998: I see the hearts of My
broken, wounded soldiers. I see your afflictions and I know of
your desire to retreat and hide yourself. But, I say that My
strength is sufficient! Jeremiah 12:5 "If you have run
with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you
contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you
trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain
of the Jordan? Do not be discouraged and do not be dismayed.
I will strengthen you for this hour if you will only trust Me.
Refuse to give in to weakness and despair. Rise up in My strength
and power, and I will cause you to come forth in victory. There
is much work to be done, but I cannot use you if you hide in
darkness. Take courage, for I am with you to bring you through
this time of trouble.
November 4, 1998: I hear the cry of those who hear My prophets and then say, "Speak to us a NEW word, for we have heard this one already." I say, I will speak a new word when what I have already spoken is taken seriously and acted upon. I will speak a new word when the word that I have already brought forth does more than tickle the ears of a nation that has grown fat and dull of hearing and short-sighted. I will speak a new word when disobedience and rebellion are quenched and submission is a reality. Be a doer of the word and not a hearer only!
November 2, 1998: I am bringing you, My people, through the fires of purification. I have not delivered you from going through the fire because it is a necessary process. That which can be burned, must be consumed so that what remains is pure. Only those things that are temporal will burn--those things that spring up from the earth (from worldliness) are fuel. The fire will only be quenched when there is no more fuel. Be as the three Hebrew children thrown in the fiery furnace. They were not consumed by the flames, nor did they smell of smoke. What was consumed by the fire were their bondages. They came out free men. I was with them in the fire, as I have been with you. When you emerge from the heat of this furnace, you also will be free.
October 31, 1998: Seek Me. Oh, My people, seek Me first--not for what I
can do for you; not for what I can do for another, but that we
might have fellowship with one another. I desire to know you and
that you would know Me. There are those who will be sent away
from me at the end of the age because I never knew them, yet they
will have used My name. Come, My beloved, and know Me! Matthew
7:22-23 "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and
done many wonders in Your name?' "And then I will declare to
them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice
October 30, 1998: Be strong! The enemy has come with doubt and unbelief, lies against My Word, to erode the very foundation of your faith. Don't look at your circumstances as the substance of your faith; look to Me. I am the Author and Finisher of your faith. Establish yourselves in the Word and believe it. Haven't I said that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word? Rise up and mix the Word with faith. Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
October 28, 1998: Rise up! Refocus! Behold, the Day of the Lord comes as a thief in the night. Do not be found unaware or slumbering. Do not be found distracted by the world or worldly pursuits. Rather, be found in Me. Rise above the mundane into the realm of the supernatural. Rise up above the cares of the world where you can see eternity. Refuse to allow the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches to choke out the Word and spoil the harvest. Awaken, you who sleep. Shake yourselves loose from apostasy and complacency. Again, I say, arise!
October 27, 1998: There are those who are seeking--seeking to know pure doctrine, and that is commendable. But, you will never know pure doctrine unless you know Me. Do not seek so much to improve or fine tune your theology; rather draw close to Me, to know My heart, to yield to My work in you. If you understand all mysteries and have all knowledge and do not have love, you have nothing. Seek My face, and yield your heart that I may work My nature in you; that you be changed into My image.
October 26, 1998: Come out; come up; come in! Come out from the world and be separate; come up higher and closer and seek My face; come into the Kingdom of God and become a solid citizen. Many of you are still trying to live in the world and be part of the world and yet still be in My kingdom. But, haven't I said that you cannot serve both God and mammon? You will love the one and despise the other. And, if you are still serving mammon, your possessions and wealth, then you despise Me, for where your treasure is, there is your heart also. This is the compromise of the Laodicean church of today. Too many of you are seeking after the wealth of this present evil world instead of storing up treasure in heaven. Make a decision; change your mind; re-evaluate your position and choose eternity.
October 25, 1998: I had a vision, I could see Jesus standing in the front of the sanctuary, and those who would come to Him, He would number. I kept wondering what the numbers were, and He said, those that are willing to come He would number among His disciples, His anointed disciples. There was one prerequisite, as you came to be numbered, He reached inside each breast and squeezed the heart of that person until it was broken. He said, the hearts of My people have become hardened and are arrogant; I have to break your hearts because I have something to do with you. He is breaking the hardness from our hearts. Then, I kept seeing circles, and I said, God, what is this? And He said that these represent your circumstances; these are the things that go on around where you stand, and you are going in circles, living your circumstances in cycles. He said that some of you have had a new beginning; you have had an opportunity to start again, to begin again, but you are just about to be seduced into old behavior. You are about to blow this opportunity. The way you will know that you have blown it is that you will rise up in pride and a haughty spirit against another human being. You will consider yourself and your own comfort more highly than another human being that God loves very much. Some of you are being seduced into criticism and judgmentalism, division, strife, contention, anger, irritability, intolerance. He says to those that you will not be numbered among His anointed disciples because He cannot have you coming against His children. What He wants to do in this congregation and in the Body of Christ internationally is to break us and to cause us to give up our pride and arrogance and to humble ourselves before a Mighty God--to submit to Him and serve Him with compassion for our fellow human being. The first and great commandment is to love God and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. If you say you love God, and you don't love your neighbor, you are a liar.
October 24, 1998: I had a vision of an open door, and I was standing on the threshold looking into a vast but beautiful expanse. The Lord says, you are standing on the threshold of eternity. The former things have come to pass. The church age is quickly coming to a close, and a new day is dawning. Life will not be "as usual." Prepare for the greatest upheaval ever experienced by mankind. This will be the final shaking and separation process. Watch and be amazed as end-time events begin to unfold and prophecy is fulfilled. But, I say to those who are faithful to Me, do not fear, for I have not appointed you to wrath. I say, trust Me to deliver you and keep you in safety. The day of My return is at hand.
October 23, 1998: Rise up, those of you, My children, who have given in to despair. Turn from self-pity and identification with the flesh and its desires and lusts. Establish your hope again in Me. There is nothing impossible for Me. But, I look for and earnestly desire hearts that will believe in Me and trust Me. I say again, rise up! Exercise your authority over the evil one. Haven't I said that I have given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy? Then, I say one more time, rise up and take the victory!
October 21, 1998: Mice in the house! Spiritual rodents that nibble and chew at the children's food. They gobble up the seed of the Word. They are annoying creatures of the night that lurk in darkness and scurry silently about as thieves. What are their names? Worry and anxiety, dissatisfaction, discontentment, irritation, trouble. They have come to rob you of peace and your confidence in the Lord. Eradicate these pests! Rise up against them in faith. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Otherwise, they will multiply and grow and become a plague against you.
October 20, 1998: What shall I do with this rebellious generation? I have held My hands out to you all day long. I have courted, enticed and wooed you, but your harlotries have turned you away. I have desired to have you as My own possession, but you would not. I have made a way and paid the ransom and given you gifts, but you have counted it all as nothing. What is left to do? What could I do more than I have already done? Yet, you stand far off and refuse My love and disdain My fellowship. There is nothing left to do but allow justice to have its perfect work. Weep and wail and cry aloud, but it is time to reap the harvest of your iniquities. Those who are truly Mine will watch in amazement and horror as judgment is poured out and the cup of My wrath is emptied on the rebellious and disobedient. Indeed, the day is at hand for the restoration of all things when the earth and its fullness will be restored to its Creator.
October 19, 1998: (The word came to an individual, but is a good word for others in the Body.) The Spirit of the Lord comes and says to you that you have been looking for breakthrough, but you still don't feel like you have had any breakthrough. You still feel like you are in the pit. But, God says it is because you are looking for breakthrough and relationship with Him and coming up higher in an old way. However, He is going to do something new in you, and it will not be by way of feeling or something that you have done or experienced in the past. This is going to be a new thing that He is doing. It will be by faith, and all that you have to do is believe it. He is bringing you to a new level; He's bringing you up higher because your old level will no longer do. He has some things for you to do that will be above and beyond the old level that you used to live at. You must trust Him and believe Him and come up by faith and not by feeling. Not by feeling, but by faith! He is going to touch you and bring you to the place that He has ordained for you from the beginning and before the foundation of the world. Let go of the lies that you are in an old place and never going to get out of that bondage. You are already out of the bondage. All you have to do is take by faith what He has brought you into.
October 17, 1998: These are the days in which I am preparing My Bride, My Church. Many have been shaken awake and have yielded to the preparation process. But, many still sleep, unaware of this cleansing and purging. They have fallen into a stupor and are unaware of the activity in the spirit realm. They have grown dull of hearing and become sluggish in their attitudes. Wake up, My people! The time of the end draws near. Get ready. Be prepared. Seek Me with all your hearts. Rise up. See with your eyes and hear with your ears. Cleanse your hands and purify your hearts, for behold, I come quickly.
October 16, 1998: (Lord, what is this strange spiritual atmosphere?) The enemy has created an illusion against My people of loneliness and isolation. The temptation will come to believe you are alone and don't belong to or fit in the Body of Christ. But, I say to you, this is a lie. Do not believe it! I tell you that every member of My Body, each one in My kingdom, has a special and precise place and function. There are no parts that will function independently from the rest of the Body. You must not respond by the way you feel because a lying spirit has been loosed to deceive you and cause you to withdraw and feel rejected. Resist this temptation. You are precious to Me and vital to the rest of the Body. I have given you to those around you.
October 14, 1998: Trouble on every side! Difficulties at every turn! Why? Haven't I said it is time to get your house in order? How can order come out of chaos unless those things that create chaos be eliminated? I am shining a light on those places that need to be dealt with in your own hearts so that order, My divine order, may be established. Yield to this cleansing and purifying process. Let me mold you into the vessel that I desire. Let Me recreate you to be a vessel of honor useful for My purposes. I am the Potter and you are clay. Yield to the work of My hands.
October 13, 1998: Resist the devil, and he will flee. The enemy has unleashed an all-out attack by way of seduction to entice My people back into old places of bondage. I say, resist the temptation. I have made a way of escape for you. Refuse to entertain feelings of discontentment, discouragement, depression and giving up. A spirit of death by way of suicide has been released against those who have given in to despair. Resist! You will find a release from this attack if you will but praise Me. Enter into My presence with thanksgiving and praise. Seek My face. Rise above your circumstances and get refocused. Be re-established in truth through My Word and in communion with Me. I will lift you up!
October 10, 1998: The enemy has come against My flock to scatter and destroy them. But, you must gather them again and reassure them and bring peace to their hearts. It is fear that has gripped their hearts, and the sounds of the coming storm have caused them to be edgy. Be strong, then, and walk among My chosen with strength and grace, calming their souls and bringing truth to their troubled minds. Beat back the wolves that would devour My little ones by causing them to panic and flee. Peace! Be still!
October 9, 1998: I had a dream this morning that I want to share, but first a little of my personal history. I worked in the stock market from 1965 to 1977, many of those years as a stock broker. In 1966 three men and I left our positions at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith to open a new branch of Dean Witter & Co. in Denver, Colorado. I believe it was 1967 that we moved our offices to the old Denver U.S. Bank building and shortly thereafter a restaurant was established in the basement of this building called "The Broker." The unique thing about this restaurant was that they built booths and had tables in the old bank vault, and this was the scene of my dream. In my dream, my husband and I had heard that there had been a disaster and that the Dean Witter offices had been demolished. Not knowing the extent of the damage, we went to see for ourselves. When we got there, the entire building had been torn down and the rubble removed--it had been a quick work. All that was left was the cement foundation where the restaurant had been, and there were still many workers cleaning up the debris. I don't have a clear interpretation of the dream, but wonder if it might be a sign of a coming economic collapse that has been predicted by various prophets?
October 7, 1998: Many are the words that are
coming forth under the guise of prophecy. And, I say, many will
be deceived. Unless you stay in the Word, My written word, you
can be easily swayed by the opinions of man cloaked as the word
of God. My word is your standard by which you must measure every
"prophecy." When a true prophecy comes forth, it will
cut to the quick. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living
and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even
to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and
is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
October 6, 1998: Order! I have called for order, a condition in which everything is in its place and functioning properly. This must first occur in the spirit realm so that you set your life in the Spirit in proper order and under authority. The body cannot function without the Head. This admonition then has to do with how you function with the Head and how you relate to the rest of the Body. You cannot and will not be able to stand in haughtiness and superiority or in separation by way of offense and unforgiveness. When you begin to establish order, the first task is to discard old, useless items. I am asking you to discard selfish attitudes and behaviors, to deal with and get rid of those things that create chaos and rob you of peace. Begin by seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness! I have given you to the Body of Christ to be in your position, to take your place. I am ordering My Body and bringing every member to perfection.
October 5, 1998: There is a turning of the tide, a shifting of the wind, a change in the seasons, and a new day dawns. "Watchman, what of the night? The morning comes and also the night." The days ahead will be the darkest and most treacherous yet known to man. You must be prepared. I say, prepare yourselves. Leave frivolity behind, and abandon the things of the world that have enticed and held you. It is time to consecrate yourselves, cleanse your hands, and purify your hearts. Come out of the darkness of secret sins and private bondages and into the light of freedom and safety. In the days ahead you must be found in Me. I am the ark of safety, your place of secure habitations.
October 3, 1998: I say, rise up and call the
discouragement and accusations that come against your mind a lie!
Do not receive these lies that would drag you down into a pit of
despair. Psalm 42:5 Why then be downcast? Why be discouraged
and sad? Hope in God! I shall yet praise him again. Yes, I shall
again praise him for his help. This, My beloved, is
momentary. What you are dealing with is of temporary concern.
Rise up. Look and see with eternal perspective and eternal
values. Refuse to be reduced to self-focus and self-pity by the
issues of life. James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy
when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of
your faith produces patience.
October 2, 1998: Do you see? Can you perceive
the work I have been doing in your hearts to get your "house
in order" in this hour? I tell you I am doing a deep work,
stirring to the surface many things that have been hidden.
Everything must come to the light and nothing left in the
darkness. Those things that are kept hidden will only trip you up
if they aren't brought to the light for cleansing and correction.
Be brave and bold; do not fear this process. This too shall work
to your ultimate good. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is
written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered
into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those
who love Him."
1998: Haven't I said that every tree
shall be known by his fruit? I see the burden of your heart for
those who have not brought forth good fruit. But, I say, this has
nothing to do with you. It has to do with the condition of their
hearts, the ground in which the seed (the Word) was planted. I
haven't called you to change anyone's heart; I have called you to
sow the seed, the Word. I also see your burden for those who
establish themselves on the periphery of the Body. Again, this
has nothing to do with you. Among the disciples weren't there
three closest and then the twelve and then the seventy? This
ranking had to do with their hearts. God is no respecter of
persons. I say to you, these who bear no fruit, leave them alone.
Pray for the condition of their hearts that they might bear
fruit. Luke 13:6-9 He also spoke this parable: "A
certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came
seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of
his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on
this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the
ground?' But he answered and said to him, 'Sir, let it alone this
year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it
bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it
September 29, 1998: I see the pain. I see the sorrow. I see your wounds. And, I am touched by the feeling of your infirmities. But, I say, rise up out of the place of self-pity, rejection and failure. Rise up into a place of trusting Me. My strength is made perfect in your weakness. I have already made a way for you to gain the victory. I have already paid the price of your redemption. Arise; go forward in My power. Put your trust in Me. Have I not said if you will seek first the kingdom of God and My righteousness all these things shall be added? Trust and obey.
September 28, 1998: I am bringing opportunities to you, My people, to learn to love one another. Haven't I said the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart? And, the second is to love your neighbor as yourself. But then, how do you learn to love when you only love those who love you? I am bringing, then, opportunities for you to love those that don't love you, that mistreat you and reject you. You will have opportunities to love your enemies. You will be able to choose to forgive, release, and love those who have hurt you. Your carnal nature will want to retaliate and bite back. But, I say, use this time to rise above your indignation and let My love flow through you. That is the true mark of a disciple.
September 26, 1998: You started out in the Spirit. How did you get so foolish to be back in the flesh and considering your own self and your own feelings when you know you can depend on Me? Rise up again in the Spirit, into the face of God. Why did you get down into the flesh in your heart, considering your own self and your own feelings? Come up again into the face of God. Get back into the Spirit realm. Haven't I said that you are to die to yourself, to the "old man", to the old nature? Haven't I said that you are to rise above anger and irritability and hatred? Haven't I said you are to rise above worry and anxiety and fear and dread and terror? You are in the flesh. Come out of the carnal nature. Come into the Spirit realm. Come into the face of Almighty God! I have prepared a place for you to stand before Me, to come up out of your shame, to come up out of the mess that you've gotten yourself into by getting into the flesh. This is carnal. Don't be foolish; don't stay in the flesh. Come up!
September 25, 1998: You are My precious
possession. I hold you with tenderness and seek only your good. I
seek to protect you and guide you and bring wisdom to your heart.
My desire is to see you in prosperity and good health,
flourishing in My house. The problem comes when you step out of
My house and leave the safety of My environment. The enemy is
waiting to bring destruction and death. It is so important that
you be found in the safety of My presence. Be careful not to
venture beyond My will and the place of safety that I have
prepared for you. Be found in safe habitations. Psalm
92:12-13 "The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He
shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the
house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God."
September 23, 1998: You say you want your faith to increase? Behold, I have given you a measure of faith--enough to move mountains if you don't doubt. Why aren't the mountains moved? Because you don't really believe! Take every opportunity that comes to believe My Word, to stand in faith, to ask in faith with no doubting. Haven't I said that whatever you ask in My name I will do? Then, believe! Your faith will be tried and tested to see what sort it is--strong or weak. Weak faith just needs exercise. Only believe!
September 22, 1998: Loyalty, faithfulness, commitment--these are the qualities I am building in My Body, My Bride. How can you, My beloved, be betrothed to Me without these basic qualities? I am testing you and bringing you through trials and circumstances so that you can see your level of commitment to Me. Is your heart faithful to Me, or are you seeking your own satisfaction and fulfillment in the world and things of the world apart from Me? I know you have not denied My existence or position, but have you yielded yourself wholly to Me? I am coming for a Bride whose heart I hold.
September 21, 1998: Come to Me. I say COME to Me. Come to ME! I cannot minister to your needs or bring life and hope from afar. I desire to heal you and make you whole in every way, but I cannot when you hold yourself apart and away from Me. It is not enough to read My Word and to know about Me. You must come. Come close so that I may touch you, touch your heart, heal your brokenness, and satisfy your longing. Relationship with Me requires intimacy, which is not possible unless you come close to Me. I desire fellowship with you. Come!
September 19, 1998: Watch! I say, watch. I am opening doors before you, opportunities in all areas. Be alert to My leading. Refuse the temptation to procrastinate or to allow fear to keep you from moving ahead. Stand in the assurance that I hold you in My hand and guide you with My eye. Be bold. Be strong. I am with you. Behold, I say, that doors will even open before you knock. Go through! Go through the gates. Be moved by the leading of My Spirit. Go in confidence. Go in My blessing and abundance. I have removed hindrances from before you.
September 18, 1998: I saw the pages of the Bible like a highway with the center of the Book as the center line of the road. The scriptures were elongated, and the road was long and straight and narrowed with distance ahead of Me. At the end of the road was a sign post which read: Isaiah 62:10-12, "Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones; lift up a banner for the peoples! Indeed the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the world: 'Say to the daughter of Zion, surely your salvation is coming; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.' And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken." Then, the Lord said: You are My people, My called-out ones, My chosen generation. I have called you forth at this time to prepare the way for My soon return. Do not deviate from the path I have chosen for you and set you on. The end is near, and there is still much to do and many things yet to occur before My return. Stay focused and keep moving. I will lead and guide every step. I will direct you by My word into end-time events. Do not be afraid. I am with you.
September 16, 1998: These are indeed dangerous times. The enemy is constantly seeking to bring destruction. Haven't I already spoken that you, My people, need to be found in safe habitations? Your place of safety is in Me. Abide in Me! Stay with Me. Do not depart from My presence or turn your back on Me in order to do your own thing. Continue to seek My face. Dwell with Me and refuse even for one moment to return to the world or look to the things of the world for comfort or protection. Come to Me! Your safety is in and with Me.
September 15, 1998: I am expanding your horizons; bringing greater vision, clarity, and insights. I am bringing you to a place spiritually where you can look and see beyond your own selfish interests and circumstances. I say, I am bringing you higher as though being translated from a depression in the earth to a tall mountain peak where you can see the circle of the earth. Yet, it is not the earth that you will see. Rather, you will see more clearly and distinctly the work that I am performing. You will perceive My manifest presence and abide in My glory. How will this happen? John 12:32, "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me." Exalt the Lord, your God; give Him praise, honor and glory.
September 14, 1998: Be still and know that I am God. Quiet your mind. Quiet your emotions. Aren't all things in My hand and under My dominion? Why then have you released yourself to worry? My will is for you to be content with such as you have. Yet, you stir in discontentment and lose your peace. Let Me lead and guide you and bring you to maturity. Refuse to entertain thoughts that rob you of peace. Isaiah 40:28-31, "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. There is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
September 11, 1998: Your hearts are being tested, tried as if by fire to see what will burn and what will remain. Rejoice in the burning up of ungodly attitudes. The fire will burn and consume until there remains no more fuel. Let the fire burn. Let conviction come. Let your hearts be purified. Come forth in purity and holiness. Revelation 3:18-19, "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."
September 10, 1998: I say, the accuser of the brethren has been loosed against My precious possession. The curse has come from both near and far to undermine your confidence and effectiveness. Accusations have come as a result of the resentment of others and their own selfishness and insecurity. But, I say, you must stand against their insinuations in the power of My strength. Rejoice in persecution! The tongues, even if in silent accusation, that have risen against you will be met with condemnation. Psalm 19:12-14, "Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer."
September 9, 1998: It is My glory! I will not share it with another, but I invite you to walk in it. I am the source of glory, and I will bestow My abundance and honor on those I desire. I raise up kings and bring them down. I seek to glorify those who are My humble servants. Those who exalt themselves have received their own honor and sought their own glory, but it is not from Me. James 4:10, "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up."
September 8, 1998: I am doing a work of preparation in My people. I am making you ready and equipping you for the days ahead. I am equipping you and shall equip you on every level. You, My people, are now the voice crying out in the wilderness, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." Speak the truth of the coming of the Lord, and those who have ears to hear will heed the call and repent. So, I say, cry out in these days of preparation before the day of the Lord.
September 7, 1998: Just as the dawn of this new
day comes in its appointed time, so will the days of the end-time
events come forth in their appointed times and seasons. There is
nothing to be done to stop or delay what lies ahead. The days
have already been appointed. Yours then is to be ready. This is a
time of preparation, and if you are to be found in a place of
refuge, you must listen closely to My voice, My leading, My
direction as did My servant, Noah, in his day of preparation. To
escape the disasters that lie ahead, you must be found in Me. Matthew
24:37-39 "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the
coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until
the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of
the Son of Man be."
September 5, 1998: I had a vision of a woman
walking around with a scroll. I thought at first she was a
waitress, but then realized that she was a servant. I did
not know what to think of this, so I asked the Lord--what is
this? He gave me these scripture verses:
Ezra 10:6 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib; and when he came there, he ate no bread and drank no water, for he mourned because of the guilt of those from the captivity.
Ezra 10:7 And they issued a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the descendants of the captivity, that they must gather at Jerusalem,
Ezra 10:8 and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the instructions of the leaders and elders, all his property would be confiscated, and he himself would be separated from the assembly of those from the captivity.
Ezra 10:9 So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered at Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth of the month; and all the people sat in the open square of the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of heavy rain.
I believe the Lord has issued a proclamation throughout Judah (people of praise) and Jerusalem (city of peace, those who have been reconciled to God), to the descendants of the captivity (those who were once captivated by the Babylonian system or bondage to worldliness), to gather on the twentieth day of the ninth month. I believe that the Lord is using this scripture to confirm the celebration that we have scheduled for the evening of September 20, 1998, to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets, which marks a spiritual new year, a special time set apart for a new beginning with the Lord. This is the beginning of the Days of Awe also called the Days of Repentance. Interestingly enough, our celebration will take place outdoors, and we hope the heavy rain will be the latter rain
of the Spirit!
In verse 6, Ezra went into the chamber of Jehohanan (Jehovah is gracious giver) the son of Eliashib (God will restore) and fasted and mourned because of the guilt of his people. I believe God is calling us to repent for the sins of the people. I further believe that the three days of fasting and praying before the gathering are for the purpose of repenting for the land, the sea, and the air.
The land represents the sins of our forefathers that have defiled the land:
Rom 8:20-23 "For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body."
Repentance over the sea represents the multitudes, the sins of the people of this nation for moral disintegration:
Ezek 22:29-30 "The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one."
Repentance over the air represents the airwaves and the filth that goes out via radio, television and the Internet.
Zec 5:1-3a Then I turned and raised my eyes, and saw there a flying scroll. And he said to me, "What do you see?" So I answered, "I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits and its width ten cubits." Then he said to me, "This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole earth." (I understand that this is the exact measurement of a satellite transponder.)
This word came forth just prior to the vision of the woman with the scroll:
The Spirit says, some of My people who ought to know better are still bitter. Surely they would say, "Oh no, I have forgiven." But, I say, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks forth the truth of the matter. When you hear criticism, what is that? When you hear accusation cloaked in self-righteousness, what is that? When you continue to hear of past offenses, what is that? When you hear a mocking spirit, what is that? I will tell you what it is. It is the root of bitterness that will defile many, and I tell you that revival cannot be birthed in an atmosphere of bitterness. Repentance must take place, or I will come and remove the candlestick of revival from its place.
I believe the Lord is telling us that if we will repent, He will bring restoration (Eliashib).
Joel 2:23-25 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. So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
2 Chr 7:14 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Could this time signal the beginning of the final great harvest?
September 5, 1998: I am bringing you forth, as pure gold, tried in the fires of adversity. Those who yield to the process of My purification shall see Me, behold My presence, and know My righteousness. So, I say, don't disdain your times of testing, but rejoice for the purification. These tests are not for the purpose of destruction. Rather, this is a time of preparation, cleansing, and purging. Malachi 4:2, "But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves."
September 3, 1998: I have wiped your slate clean. Your past is behind and forgiven. It is finished! Your future is in My hands to unfold in its times and seasons. But, I ask that you walk with Me today, here and now, with thanksgiving. I have brought you to this point so that you may bring glory to My kingdom. I delight in your hearts of obedience and dedication. Today, I set you free from burdens, from guilt and shame and failure. What will you do with the rest of your life? Will you live for yourselves or honor Me? Begin again. This is a new day. Psalm 18:16-19, "He sent from above, He took me: He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy; from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me."
September 2, 1998: I am opening the way for My people to go forward. I am enlarging the place of your habitation. Those hindrances that have held you back and kept you from moving forward are being removed. Some of you, My people, have been at a standstill, but now is the time to go ahead. I have opened doors and made a way. So I say, be strong and resolute. The time and seasons are in My hand, and I will lead you out in My perfect timing. Trust Me and yield to My gentle touch. Isaiah 45:2-3, "I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am the God of Israel."
September 1, 1998: I will indeed cause righteousness to come forth. I call it forth in My people. I have called you forth as lights in the darkness, peace in the midst of turmoil, truth to stand against error. As you walk in truth and light, you become My standard bearers. I seek a people whose hearts desire to live for Me alone. I seek a people who are totally consecrated and dedicated to Me. Come forth, My beloved, and let righteousness shine forth. Isaiah 61:10-11, "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."
August 31, 1998: Much clamoring, much striving, and to what end? Is this how you seek My presence and My peace? I think not! Come into My presence in humble submission, laying aside all pride from which springs contention, offenses, and a desire to prove yourselves to be right. Refuse to be separated one from another by disagreement or foolish pride. Rather, pray for one another, and let love cover a "multitude of sins." Extend the same measure of mercy and forgiveness that you have been given. Freely you have received; freely give. I say again, love one another.
August 30, 1998: I hear the voice of the Lord in my spirit this morning. He wants you to stop and think a minute of the anointing that has been here today. It has not been a usual anointing. He says, "I brought the anointing of My silence. I brought the anointing of My silence because you have taken for granted the anointing that I usually bring you. You have forgotten how precious My presence is. Examine your hearts to know if you are hungry for My presence again." Have you taken Him for granted? Have you forgotten how really precious He is? He has been silent this morning. He wants our hearts. He wants us to come back and worship and adore and love Him and not forget who He is and how precious His presence is.
August 29, 1998: To some, the Lord says that He has brought you through the valley of the shadow of death, and you will never go back into that valley again. He is bringing you to a higher place where you will sit in the sunshine of His love. You will never wonder about His love again. He has done a foundational work in you that can never be removed. The foundation is complete, and it is a strong foundation; you never have to worry about that again. He says, come up, come higher, come forth. I am doing a new work and it is going to be a work of love and light in your heart.
I also heard the Lord saying that we have been in a time of transition and that is almost complete. For some it is already complete, but others are still in transition. When the transition is complete, He wants us to build and occupy the ground that He has given us. He has given us new ground and wants us to put our roots deep in the Word, in Him, occupy the space that He has given us. Be strong in what He has given us to do.
August 28, 1998: Be bold and strong, for I am raising you up and preparing you for a mighty outpouring of My Spirit. But, be advised that the enemy will also rise up in vehement opposition to My work in and through you, and you will have to stand against his attack, his lies. He will do everything he can to bring discouragement and despair so that you might give up and not fulfill what I have called you to do. I say, be strong, stay in truth, walk in the light. Victory is assured. Don't give up! Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
August 26, 1998: I have called you to love one
another. Doesn't My word say that by this all men shall know that
you are My disciples? I am glorified by the love you extend to My
people. 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Though I speak with the tongues
of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding
brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of
prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and
though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but
have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to
feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have
not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed
up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not
provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but
rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
August 25, 1998: Do you see the work I am doing in your midst? Do you perceive the work of love I am doing in your heart? Do you sense the unity that will come forth as the result of this work? I say, I indeed am unifying My body to be of one mind. This is not a work of man or religion, but a supernatural work that I am doing. I am bringing down the walls of division between the members of My body, but first I must bring down the walls of division and pride within the hearts of individuals. Watch and be amazed at this glorious work as you yield to this process. Psalm 101:5, "Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; the one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, him I will not endure."
August 24, 1998: Behold, I am shining My light to reveal the dark places in your soul that have long been hidden and neglected. This process is for the purpose of leading you to repentance and greater freedom. Haven't I said that My Bride would be without spot or wrinkle? This is My cleansing process. If you will but yield quickly in obedience to My work in you and release these things--old places of bondage, places of bitterness and unforgiveness--My glory will be revealed. Come into the light. Refuse to hang on to old places of bitterness through stubborn pride. Let go and be free!
August 22, 1998: I am the Trumpeter, and My
voice comes forth to sound the alarm, to awaken My people from
the sleep of apostasy. You know that spirit that comes upon you
to dull your mind and your senses and keep you from reading My
word or hearing My voice. I say, awaken, My precious children;
arise from your slumber. Shake yourselves; loose yourselves from
sleep; press through the darkness. Be alert! Wake up! For this is
a time when you must be watchful. Watchmen on the wall, blow the
trumpet, sound the alarm, awaken those who sleep. Matthew
26:41 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
August 20, 1998: These are days that I require you to stand. The enemy will come in like a flood, but I have raised up a standard--a banner of victory. Be strong. Refuse to give in to the temptation to be defeated. Rise up in the authority I have given you over the enemy. I have given you power, but you must exercise it by your faith and determination to overcome.
August 19, 1998: I am indeed separating wheat from tares. They have grown together, and it is time for the separation. But, I will do this. I did not call you, My people, to involvement in this process, but it is the job of the reapers, My angels. Beware lest you develop a critical attitude and division come through arrogance and pride. Have I not called you to love one another, and haven't I said that love covers a multitude of sins? So, I say, forgive those who have offended you and make no judgment against them. Extend mercy. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God.
August 18, 1998: Behold, I am about to make your idols as nothing. When you look to your idols for help, it will be like leaning on a stick that breaks and splinters. It will gave way under the weight of your burden. Come, My people, and bring your burdens to Me. Don't look to your own resources or abilities or relationships. They will not be able to help you. But I, your God, your very present help in times of trouble, will be your place of security and deliverance. I will bring you through. I am the Lord! Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
August 17, 1998: Have I not called you, My people, to stand before the Lord of the whole earth as My witnesses? Did you hear it? Stand! The enemy has come to discourage you, to bring doubt and despair. The test is to see if you will stand. The temptation is to become a victim of your circumstances and to engage in self-pity. Don't let the things you are facing destroy your confidence and boldness. Nothing has really changed. You are still Mine. I have chosen you and called you by name. I have equipped and enabled you. Rise up in My strength. Take courage and stand. "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (Ephesians 6:10-13)
August 15, 1998: I am bringing new life out of the ashes of the past, much the same as the new life that springs forth after a forest fire. The old is destroyed, but the land still produces life because the seed has been planted. So, I say, do not despair at what seems to have been destroyed, even as by fire. And, I say, haven't you been through the fires that have purged your hearts from dead works? So now, watch for life to spring forth in new ways. Haggai 2:18-19, "Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Lord's temple was laid--consider it: Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day forward I will bless you."
August 14, 1998: Ezekiel 17:24b, "It is I who makes the green tree wither and gives new life to the dead tree. I, the Lord have spoken! I will do what I have said." Some of you, My children, have forgotten that you need to be planted by the rivers of living water in order to flourish, and you have plucked yourselves up and tried to take root in the wilderness. However, you find yourselves being consumed by the dryness of this desert. I say get yourselves up and return to the place from which you have drifted. You have wandered away from truth and life. You have sought security in the things of the world and solace in human relationships. I say, return to Me, and I will bring you back to life and health and fruitfulness. "Psalm 1:1-6, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish."
Augst 12, 1998: Hosea 6:1, " Come, let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up." I see the anguish of My precious ones. I am indeed touched by the feeling of their infirmities. But, I have said in My word that "He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted" and "To set at liberty those who are bruised." I have come to heal you and to liberate you from the woundings of your soul. Come to Me. Let Me touch you. Let Me heal you. Bring those things of the past that have torn you and brought anguish to your soul. Bring them to Me. Release them to Me. Let Me bring deliverance and healing. Cast your burdens on Me. Release yourself into the freedom that forgiveness brings, and your healing will spring forth speedily.
August 11, 1998: My people, stay focused. Refuse to allow the troubling circumstances and chaotic conditions around you to hinder you in your relationship and availability to Me. Maintain your sense of peace, spiritual strength and stability by keeping your eye single. The word of God will reestablish spiritual equilibrium. Do not dwell emotionally or mentally on where you stand with others. Refuse to be offended. The danger is that you will become increasingly self-focused and lose spiritual perspective. Regain lost ground now. You must win this battle in your soul. Forgive and release. Do not look at things according to outward appearance. "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
August 8, 1998: The clock on the wall has faithfully ticked away the seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years. The sound of the ticking never ceases, and yet you don't hear it unless you listen for it. So it is with the sound of My voice. It is always there as I lead you and direct your steps, but you are only aware of My speaking when you get quiet and listen. The sound of My presence never ceases, for I am with you and in you. But, you must quiet your soul and listen or you will not hear.
August 7, 1998: Do you hear the voices of the prophets? Do you heed the warnings of the watchmen? I have chosen them and set them in places to sound the alarm to prepare you for battle, that you might overcome the darkness that assails you. Do not allow the darkness to overtake you.
Romans 13:12-14, "The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in licentiousness and lewdness, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts."
August 6, 1998: Behold, I call you, My people to cut off the enemy of your souls as you would cut the head off a serpent. The enemy seeks to distract and cut you off from the life that sustains you. You must do this by casting down vain imaginations that would lead you to destruction. I am calling you to be more focused, for I am calling you higher. You are still too concerned about your own well-being and your own circumstances.
Change! I say, there will be changes that must take place in your lives so that My purposes will be fulfilled. Haven't I said that you have a hope and a future? And yet, you flounder because of the futility in your own minds. And, I also say to you that some of you sense and feel change and new direction much the same as you sniff the air for a change in seasons. You know it is coming and you are eager to do your part, and I say, even more than your part for you are in danger of stepping out ahead of Me and not waiting for My timing and My leading. I tell you to beware of making your plans an idol, for this too is a distraction.
Have you put your hand to the plow? Have you made yourselves available as laborers in the harvest? Then, I say don't look back either. For if you look back, you may be tempted to go back. So, refrain from looking ahead or behind, keep your gaze fixed on Me, for I will surely lead and guide and direct every step to fulfill My plans and purposes in the earth, and you are a vital part of My plan. Release yourselves in obedience to Me.
"Then the Lord said to me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear the words of the covenant and do them. For I earnestly exhorted your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, until this day, rising early and exhorting, saying, Obey My voice." (Jeremiah 11:6-7)
August 5, 1998: Look back, think, and realize that what I have spoken to you is coming to pass. I have indeed set a standard among you and am requiring that what you build be according to My word and be straight according to the plumbline. Haven't I said that I would move you to places of greater effectiveness in My kingdom and bring you higher? Look, and be amazed at what I have already done. Look again, and be in awe of what I am about to do, for I say that what you realize at this moment by looking back is only a small sample of what is ahead. But, I say, don't get distracted by the work I have performed or what you think you know is coming. Rather, rejoice that My word is true and that I am doing a great and mighty work among My people. Then, continue to seek My face.
August 4, 1998: Have I not already told you that the cloud was lifting and going to move and that I was bringing you higher? I have done as I said I would do! Look back. Haven't I wrought changes in your lives in these past months? Now, I will establish you here in this new (spiritual) place. I have repositioned you and brought you by way of transition onto higher ground. Look and see. The view is more spectacular and the atmosphere is less polluted. This new height will bring greater vision and clearer perceptions. Be sensitive to My Spirit!
August 3, 1998: Be strong. Stand firm. I desire that you be people of integrity, walking in honesty, abiding in the light. Let there be no darkness among you and in you. I am turning the light on hidden things in your hearts -- secret motives, dark places of jealousy and pride. As I illuminate those places, quickly release them to Me. Do not harbor these things in your hearts. Let me cleanse you and create in you a clean heart. "Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139:23-24)
July 31, 1998--through Marsha Burns: Prophecy is coming through the music tonight, and the Lord gave Connie one word, "resolve." God is bringing us to a place of new resolve and strength in our spirits. I also had a vision of the four horses of the Apocalypse. They were not galloping four abreast, nor were they lined up one behind the other. Rather, they were the white horse (the spirit of the antichrist) in the lead and at his right flank the red horse (war) and at his right flank the black horse (famine) and at his right flank the pale horse (death). They were coming steadily, never breaking stride. The faces of the riders were not clear to me, but I sensed they were hooded figures, and the Lord said, "Judgment is coming...judgment is coming...judgment is coming." Then the Lord spoke again and said, "You are a people of destiny, and I have a purpose for you and am sending you out to fulfill My purposes on the earth. I have called you for such a time as this. You have been predestined for this time."
Kimi Sayers: I was seeking the Lord, and I sensed He brought His breath and His life to give us the power to go out. I felt like the name of the prophetic song was "The Breath of God" for the purpose of giving us life.
Marty Sayers: God is bringing us to a place where He said we've already gone into the land, and we are already in the battle, and He has said that He is now giving us the victory. The victory that is coming forth is by our words, but our words are to be empowered by the breath of God. We are to speak only by the breath of God. That is where the victory comes. We are to take the victory and it is by the breath of God that our words should go forth.
July 31, 1998: Have I not raised a standard and
set a plumb line in the midst of My people? And, shall I turn My
back when those standards in My Word are ignored and
transgressed? My house is built on a sure foundation, and every
stone that does not fit My standard and stay within the
boundaries of My plumb line shall be rejected. This, My building,
shall be for a holy habitation, and no unclean thing shall dwell
there. Amos 7:7-8, "Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord
stood on a wall made with a plumb line, with a plumb line in His
hand. And the LORD said to me, 'Amos, what do you see?' And I
said, 'A plumb line.' Then the Lord said: 'Behold, I am setting a
plumb line In the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by
July 28, 1998: I have surrounded you with protection like a mother bird protects her young. I have raised you from your time of infancy in My nest, and I have fed you. You have watched Me come and go as a bird would fly away and come again, and you have enjoyed sweet fellowship with Me. The time has come that I will teach you to fly that you no longer will be bound to the nest. You will rise up with wind beneath your wings and fly with Me to experience what you have only been able to observe from your place of safety. There is greater risk in leaving the nest, but there is also greater benefit. I will show you things and use you in ways you never thought possible. It is time, My fledglings, to soar with Me. You say, how will I do this? I will coax you and teach you. All I require of you is that you be yielded and willing. I will accomplish this in you. Watch! I am about to do a new thing with you.
July 27, 1998: I have already spoken to My people that the winds have been driving you and have said, come into My safe harbor. But I also speak today that you must lighten your load. Get rid of useless cargo. Throw it overboard. By this I mean, don't take on or try to handle responsibilities, problems or burdens that are not yours. I am speaking of those things that I have not assigned to you but are self-imposed or pushed on you by others. Otherwise, the sea (of humanity) could overwhelm you. Then, toss overboard your own cares and burdens. Trust Me in all things. I have said in My word, "Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on." (Matthew 6:25) "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Matthew 6:33)
July 25, 1998: I am still doing a work of cleansing and purging My people. Watch for things to surface that need to be eliminated as you walk through the fire. One particularly universal test is one of needing to be needed, the desire to be helpful. This in itself is not bad, but it is the motive that I want to purify. Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit in ministering to others, so that your motive is not one of gaining approval, acceptance or acclaim. Everything you do must be for the purpose of bringing glory to My kingdom!
July 24, 1998: Haven't I said you must release every offense and forgive from your heart? I have brought opportunities to you even these past days to become offended again and to test your heart. You must be diligent to forgive and release those who have offended you. I am seeking to establish a pure heart in you, and these places of offense must be removed just as the plank must be removed from your own eye in order for you to remove the speck from your brother's eye. Only in humility will this be accomplished. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God.
July 23, 1998: The battle in won through confrontation. There is no victory of truth over error without conflict--one coming into proximity of the other. I am raising up My people to go to war and bring the truth of My word to every situation. The land will be reclaimed in the spirit realm by proclamation, day by day, truth confronting error to bring victory and liberty. People are bound by darkness and error. You bring the light. If they can KNOW the truth, the truth will make them free, but they must be convinced. Break down this spirit that controls and blinds by warring in the spirit. This is the spirit of Babylon. You've heard it said that Babylon the Great has fallen, but I tell you it will fall again. Be relentless.
July 22, 1998: I have given you My name as a husband gives his bride a new name. It is for the purpose of giving you My authority. I have made you one with Me and have given you the privileges and power of My kingdom. You are equipped to be about our Father's business in My name. You are empowered and directed by My Holy Spirit which I sent to enable you to carry out the work. Now, go forth with assurance and purpose. I will direct your steps and establish you in your calling.
July 21, 1998: I am the Lord of Glory. I share My glory with no man, but I glorify Myself through those who are obedient to My word. There is a great clamoring after My prophets. I have not sent them to you so that you would give them glory, but that you would give Me glory and honor and praise. Beware of idolatry in these times. I have indeed chosen some and set some to equip My saints, and I say give respect where respect is due, but not to inordinate proportions. These servants only represent My mouth; I am still the Head!
July 19, 1998: The Lord is speaking that He is trying to establish some of you on a higher level than you have been before. It is not a comfortable place for you to be. You have gotten stubborn in it and want to go back to something that is familiar where you met God the last time, but He is wanting to meet you here. Every time you try to go back you are not satisfied. The Lord wants you to come up to this new level. The symptom of your stubbornness is that you have a tendency to blame those around you for this discomfort and irritation. You need to find Him on this new level. Don't try to go back where it was comfortable for you. Come up higher to this new level of more power and more glory and more victory.
July 19, 1998: God is quickening to me that some of you are holding on to offenses. If you are stubborn enough to continue to be offended, then people all around you are going to become offended with you. People are going to be offended with you at every corner and every time you turn around if you don't give it up TODAY. Today is the day that you must give up everything that has offended you. Make a decision today! Otherwise, it will come back on you, and the Lord loves you enough for you not to come under the same judgment that you have meted out. You have given it out, and it will come back on you unless you repent and stop it today.
July 17, 1998: "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." (2 Cor. 6:17) You who have been defiled by the flesh and the world, come out! You who have gotten involved in division, strife and contention, come out! You who have spoken slander, gossip and presumption, come out! You who have listened to the lies of the enemy, come out! You who have sought satisfaction from the world, come out! You who have sought to satisfy the flesh, come out! Repent and be blameless before Me, and I will receive you again to Myself.
July 16, 1998: What now? I am giving My people a new boldness and greater anointing to be witnesses to the utter most parts of the earth. I am sending My people out to the harvest fields. I am raising you up, My beloved, with a fresh sense of purpose, direction, and destiny. My desire for you is that you would release everything from the past that would hinder your progress. I am opening doors before you that no man can shut. I am bringing opportunities that cannot be hindered unless you step back from them or walk away. So, I say to you, do not be afraid. I will give you the desire, the boldness, and the equipment to reap and sow. Haven't I said that the reapers will overtake the sowers? The time has come. The time is upon you. Do not hesitate. Do not hold back. Go forth in the name and by the authority of Jesus as His ambassadors to the earth. I have set each of you in a special assignment in this harvest according to your unique abilities and giftings--your equipment.
July 15, 1998: Do you hear the cry of My Spirit? Do you know the yearning of My heart? I am looking for a people who have a heart after Me, desire to know Me and serve Me with no thought of themselves. Even My prophets have gone astray seeking their own glory. This must not be. I am gathering My people together, My true body, My church who seek to walk in purity and holiness. Without holiness no one will see the Lord. Put aside all unrighteousness; repent of your evil, and release yourselves from all distractions. You have gone away from your first Love and have set up idols in your heart. Repent now before it is too late. Behold, I come quickly.
July 13, 1998: Some of you, My people, have been left shocked and shaken as the result of the storms you have just endured. Stop and take a deep breath. Survey the damage, clean up the mess, and begin again. This is not the end of life. This is not a time to give up. This is only the end of a cycle of testing. Don't allow life's tests to harden your hearts, but rather allow them to be a catalyst to further strength and resolve. Let your faith come to a new level of trusting Me to perfect those things that concern you. This has also been a time of cleansing and purging. Let go now of those things that have kept you from your fullness in Me. "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts." (Romans 13:14) When you release your own plans, wishes, and desires to Me, then those hindering forces arrayed against you will be removed.
July 12, 1998: I have already spoken to you of the clamoring in the spirit realm. And, I say, there has been a stirring, a swirling that has upset the spiritual equilibrium even for My prophets. A lying spirit has gone forth with a seducing spirit to produce fantasy. Be quiet, My people; be slow to speak and quick to listen. I say also that unclean spirits have gone forth to tempt in the area of lust--lust of the flesh, lust for acceptance, lust for recognition, acclaim and power. Be still, beloved, and do not be drawn into this whirlwind. Cling to the Rock!
July 11, 1998: Do you hear the clamoring around you? The noise in the spirit realm is deafening to sensitive ears. This is the cry of the battle that rages and the noise of war. The enemy has sent confusion to the army of the Lord. He uses as a vehicle for this confusion the issues of life. Do not be drawn in. Refuse to be captivated by the issues that assault you. Stop and be quiet. Listen for the leading of the Lord in the still small voice. Also beware of fantasy and stay within the boundaries of spiritual reality.
July 9, 1998: Haven't you read in My word? "Behold, all of those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them--those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.' Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Behold, I will make you into a new threshing sledge with sharp teeth; you shall thresh the mountains and beat them small, and make the hills like chaff. You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; you shall rejoice in the Lord, and glory in the Holy One of Israel." (Isaiah 41:11-16) "But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you." (Isaiah 43:1-2) Stand secure in the knowledge of My power to deliver you. Do not be afraid.
July 8, 1998: This is a great day, for the kingdom of God is near you, even in your mouth. And I say to My people, repent and turn from those things that have drawn you away from My presence. Put your head between your knees and repent with godly sorrow. Turn and leave behind you those people, places, and things that have caused you to compromise and grow lukewarm. Stir yourselves up in righteousness and faith; turn your face to Me and seek Me with all your heart.
July 6, 1998: Break through! Break through the walls of insecurity and oppression. The enemy has hedged some of you in with resentment and condemnation and is holding you hostage and even blackmailing you with your own sense of failure. You can only be blackmailed by those things that are hidden and unconfessed. Bring it to the light. Make your confession and break out of the bondage. Come out of your place of darkness and hiding. Walk in truth and light. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
July 4, 1998: I say to you that today America celebrates her independence, but not from a heart of thanksgiving to the One who released her from religious bondage. Today's celebration comes from selfish desires, self-indulgence, and independence and separation from her Creator.
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from, their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)
July 3, 1998: These are days of diverse testings and trials, many and varied. Just when you think you have understanding and victory in one area, another area will be tested. Be sensitive to discern the path of victory through overcoming the flesh, and refuse to fall into self-pity. Do not allow yourself to be a victim of life and circumstances. Rise up in My strength, power and truth. Ask for wisdom, and I will give it. Seek truth, and I will reveal it. There is nothing hidden that will not come to the light for examination.
June 5, 1998: I desire to perform the ministry of reconciliation through you, not only in the sense of atonement, but also in the sense of restoration. I want My people to be resotred in their relationships to Me so that they will return to their First Love. And, I want them to be restored in their relationships to the Body of Christ, first in family--husbands, wives, children--then to brothers and sisters in Christ. The foundation of reconciliation is forgiveness. Let forgivenss have it perfect and complete work in you, and I will do the work of reconciliation.
June 3, 1998: Even though you walk through the valley of the shadows, fear not. For these are only shadows of this temporary life. It is in the darkness of these shadows that the light will dawn, and you will emerge with greater understanding and lasting liberty. It is only in darkness that you search for the light and long for illumination. Remember that a shadow is the shape of something that is cutting off the light. Discern the shape of what stands between you and the Light. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)
June 1, 1998: Be still, My child, and watch. Be ready to rise up and thwart every attack of the enemy. But, remember who your enemy is. "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities." (Eph. 6:12) Your battle is in heavenly places. And, behold, I have given you power and authority over all the works of the enemy. However, you must be quiet enough and focused enough to discern the attack and to keep yourself from being a victim of the devil's strategy. Behold, I give you power; be strong in the Lord!
May 30, 1998: Watchmen on the wall, awaken! Open your eyes to see the
enemy approaching. Prepare your defense. Fortify your position.
Repair the breaches in your walls and build up your weak and
vulnerable places, for I say, the enemy is preparing to come
against you with a fierce attack. Stand strong. If God be for
you, who can be against you? Listen for directions from the
Commander in Chief. There are more for you than against you, and
I declare victory over My army. Stay united and refuse to be
scattered by this attack. Don't attack one another by getting
into confusion while under siege. Know your enemy! Isaiah
62:6-12, "I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make
mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest
till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the
earth. The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by the arm of His
strength: 'Surely I will no longer give your grain As food for
your enemies; And the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your
new wine, For which you have labored. But those who have gathered
it shall eat it, And praise the LORD; Those who have brought it
together shall drink it in My holy courts. Go through, Go through
the gates! Prepare the way for the people; Build up, Build up the
highway! Take out the stones, Lift up a banner for the peoples!
Indeed the LORD has proclaimed To the end of the world:' Say to
the daughter of Zion, 'Surely your salvation is coming; Behold,
His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.' And they shall
call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; And you
shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken."
May 29, 1998: The purging that I have told you about is now manifesting in My chosen generation. I will do this on two levels--first, the things that anchor you to the world. I will bring opportunities for the removal of things in the physical realm that hinder your walk in the Spirit. Then, I will bring opportunities for the overcoming of soulish attributes that hinder your walk in the Spirit. As you yield to Me, I will purge you of selfish desires and motives. I will prepare you to tear down idols and high places in your lives. All of this is in preparation of the mighty outpouring of My Spirit. "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." (1 Joh 2:15-17)
May 27, 1998: I am moving you by My mighty power into places of greater effectiveness in My glorious kingdom. I am calling you higher. All that you have known of Me, all that you have understood is but a foundation and stepping stone to the things that you are about to see. Refuse to make a monument of past experiences. Do not make idols of My work, or miracles, or My manifest presence. Rather, humble yourselves, worship Me, seek My face, and all that you have known of Me will seem as only a shadow compared to the reality of the outpouring of My Spirit that is about to come forth.
May 22, 1998: The stirring! What is all this stirring, you say? I am shaking My people out of their comfort zones. I have more for you to do, and I can't do what I want to with you where you are. I am stirring My nest, making you uncomfortable--like an eagle with her babies. I want to teach you to fly, to go higher, to soar on the winds of My Spirit. I want to move you into a realm you aren't familiar with--from the comfort of your nest to the freedom of the sky. To the earth-bound, the air seems unable to support anything. Yet you see it support a bird in flight. So it is with the Spirit to an earth-bound Christian. The spirit realm has more substance than you can think or believe. I want to move My people into the substance of the Spirit by faith.
May 20, 1998: I am gently but persistently bringing My beloved to greater clarity and sharper focus. I am bringing you to greater discernment, which can only come as you see less of yourself and more of Me. You are in the process of dealing with the log in your own eye that prevents clear vision. This also is a work of judging yourself. "For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world." (1 Corinthians 11:31-32)
May 18, 1998: Haven't I said that I will thoroughly purge My threshing floor? Nothing useless will remain in that which I keep for Myself. I am threshing each of you, purging each of you, from dead works, useless attitudes and values, from idolatry. The more you try to hang on to things that have no value in My Kingdom, the greater the threshing. Wisdom is to let go quickly of things, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors and values that bind you to the world.
May 17, 1998: As Jason and Brady were psalming at the end of service, the music painted a picture in my spirit of a waterfall under which we were standing. The water not only produced power, but a pool from which flowed a river. We began to join hands and flow with the river with supernatural buoyancy. The river was living water; it had a certain effervescent quality almost like liquid, golden light. We stayed in the river, rejoicing, all the way to the sea. But, while we were being moved by the river, we were also refreshed by a warm, soft rain. We were never drenched, cold, or uncomfortable; only refreshed and revived by the water. And, the Lord spoke during the vision and said the time is coming when we will remain in the flow of His Spirit and be refreshed by the latter rain (the intermittent outpouring of the Spirit). "In Him we live and move and have our being."
May 15, 1998: Haven't I already told you to just be still? Yes, the storms rage around you, and the enemy roams about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. But, I have hidden you; I have put you in My secret place, and all you have to do is trust My protection, stay hidden, and be quiet. Don't get drawn into the storm, your own or others. Be still and know that I am God. Stay in the secret place of the Most High!
May 13, 1998: There is a clamoring on the earth--a striving, people running to and fro trying to find contentment, trying to find the meaning of life and satisfaction. The nature of the god of this world is the mark that identifies them, which is pride. Even among those who say they are Mine, there is a striving in the flesh, disunity, and the lack of peace. The spirit of religion has the same character--pride. Behold, I am doing a work of submission and humility in those who are really Mine. The mark of submission in your soul is that you will decrease while I increase. I ask you--what brings success to any relationship? Is it not selflessness? Is it not that you have decreased in self-will and selfish desire? It is the same in the kingdom of God. Is not true humility a result of submission to the Father? Submission brings obedience which results in humility. Thus, you will be able to discern the Body of Christ.
May 11, 1998: Pull your thoughts in--"Cast down vain imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God." (2 Cor. 10:5) Bring your soul under the discipline of the Word. Refuse to allow self-pity, rejection, unforgiveness, or bitterness a place in your heart or allow a stronghold to be established. Let there be no guile found in you, but only peace and love. Release your hurt, injury and anguish. I am not only well able, but My desire and will are to heal your heart and establish health in your being.
May 10, 1998: Do you hear the noise and clamoring in the spirit realm? Avoid the noise and confusion; that is the whirlwind I have already spoken to you about. Quiet your soul. Come apart to Me and seek My face. I will bring peace to your soul, and confusion and striving will cease. Don't allow the enemy to draw you away from that place of peace. Stay focused and keep your priorities in order.
May 8, 1998: Behold, I have stretched forth My arm, My right hand of power. I am uncovering deep things out of darkness and bringing the shadow of death to light. I am bringing new revelation to My people to prepare them for the times ahead. Be strong. Be attentive to My leading. Do not stray away from Me or be misled. I am your strength; hide yourselves in Me. "If I say, 'Surely the darkness shall fall on me,' even the night shall be light around me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You." (Psalm 139:11-12)
May 5, 1998: (1 Kings 19:11-13) Some of you, My people, have run from your circumstances in fear. You have removed yourselves from where I could best use and teach you because you fear persecution. Stop trembling in your fear of man. Stop considering the great storms around you. Stop focusing on self-preservation. Get quiet; listen to My voice, and I will direct you and lead you out of this current place of confusion and chaos. Quiet your soul; be still; trust Me. Come into the secret place of the Most High.
May 4, 1998: "For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise." (2 Corinthians 10:12) A spirit of competition has been loosed among My people, and it is a deadly thing because it takes your focus away from Me and clouds your vision. My people, stop looking at others and look to Me. Mind your own business, and let your concern be removing the log from your own eye rather than removing the speck from your brother's eye. Seek to stay in communion with Me, walking with Me, seeking to know Me. As you run this race, keep your eye on the finish line by keeping eternal perspective, and don't worry about the other runners!
May 2, 1998: The enemy has come to undermine your faith and bring discouragement and despair. Don't allow this attack to stand. This is a weapon formed against you. If the devil can create a faith and confidence crisis, he can steal your boldness and cause you to be ineffective. Pay no attention to how you feel. Stand on the Word of God and stay with what you know!
May 1, 1998: The grief you have in your spirit is akin to the grief of Noah before the flood. "The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men." (Psalm 12:8) My judgment is coming to the earth, and yet people go about their daily lives as though they had no eyes or ears. Their hearts are set only upon themselves as they seek to satisfy their own needs and desires. They take no thought of Me. "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. For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity." (Isaiah 26:20-21)
April 28, 1998: I bring a warning today that some of you have set My servants up as idols in the temple. You have bowed down to My prophets, and you have even become name-droppers. You spend more time in reading and listening to the words of the prophets than you spend in My Word. You speak more about the prophets than you do of Me. This is a great evil in the land. Some are trying to make themselves great and establish their own names among the brethren because of their lust for acceptance and power. Some have couched their own doctrinal issues and concepts in prophetic utterances and thereby tainted the word of God. Do not be blinded by idolatry. Do not blindly accept a prophecy just because you recognize the name of the prophet. Rather judge it by the Spirit--discern whether or not it is the pure word of God.
April 27, 1998: "Many rulers have destroyed My vineyard, they have trodden My portion underfoot; they have made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it desolate; desolate, it mourns to Me; the whole land is made desolate, because no one takes it to heart. The plunderers have come on the desolate heights in the wilderness, for the sword of the Lord shall devour from one end of the land to the other end of the land; no flesh shall have peace. They have sown wheat but reaped thorns; they have put themselves to pain but do not profit. But be ashamed of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the Lord." (Jeremiah 12:10-13)
How can I turn My back on the rebellion of this nation? How can I ignore her sin and her harlotries? I can no longer turn My face and look away from the murder and violence in the land. America still professes Christianity and speaks great swelling words of righteousness (self-righteousness), but her heart is far from Me. Yet, I have still preserved a remnant for Myself--those who have given themselves totally to Me.
April 25, 1998: I am gathering not only the tares into bundles, but I am gathering My people together. Although there has already been much shifting and sifting and gathering, there is still more to do. As I have already told you, I am forming new associations among My people. These are alliances that will form supernaturally and will not be anything you have to work at. Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit as I bring people into your lives. By the same token, some have placed themselves under group authority out of a sense of religious tradition instead of My leading. Be aware that I will take you out of those associations. Do not mourn nor weep for changes that bring separation, but rather rejoice that I am doing a new thing for you. Press on, and don't look back!
April 22, 1998: I already told you that I am moving you. The cloud has lifted and begun to move. Let Me lead you as you move from Meroz to Geba. I am bringing you higher. You have fought many battles in the plains and have gained victory. Now, you will encounter the enemy on the hills. You will have opportunities to grow in strength and clarity of purpose. The territory is unfamiliar, but the enemy is the same. I am giving you some new weapons, and I will teach your hands to war. Don't be afraid of the challenges. Greater is He that is in you than he that is against you. (Note: Meroz means refuge, waxing lean, enduring; Geba means elevation, hill.)
April 21, 1998: Haven't I said the trial of your faith would produce perseverance? I have brought and allowed these current tests so that you can learn to trust Me. You will learn obedience by the things you suffer. Don't get discouraged by the things you face and the obstacles you must overcome. I will strengthen and enable you to overcome. Trust Me! Put your faith in Me!
James 1:2-4, "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
April 19, 1998: I go before you as lightning. I illuminate your path so you can see clearly. I am the power in conflict. My voice thunders against your enemies. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Just as I send lightning and thunder and rain, so I send illumination, prophecy and anointing to My people. Stand in awe of the wonderous work I am about to perform. There will, indeed, be signs in the heavens and in the earth.
April 17, 1998: Prepare yourselves! The glory of the Lord is risen! I am going forth to perform mighty signs and wonders in your midst. I am releasing another wave of healing anointing and causing a faith explosion in the land. You have a choice--you can either be an observer or take a position of skepticism, or you can get in the flow. My desire is for ALL My children to get in the flow. Refuse to allow doubt, unbelief and fear to keep you out of what I am even now pouring forth. Only believe!
Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me; bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
April 15, 1998: I have released another anointing for healing on the earth. Rise up in faith to receive that which has been released. My desire is for you to walk in divine health. Rise and be healed!
April 14, 1998: I
have already spoken to you of the harlot bride, and I say many
will run after other lovers and not overtake them. There is a
seducing spirit that would lure My Bride into the world--the lust
of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. When
you feel your heart being pulled away from your First Love,
resist. Return to Me with a whole heart lest you betray Me with a
kiss and find yourself hollow and empty, devoid of the love we
once shared. My Bride will, indeed, be without spot or wrinkle.
She will be a faithful Bride and our union will be for eternity.
April 12, 1998: Indeed, I encourage you to submit to My authority. I have overcome the evil one with his devices against you. Therefore, submit to My authority, resist the devil and he will flee. I have given you authority over your body. Do not allow infirmity to usurp the authority that I have given you that you might walk in wholeness and health. Rise up against every force and symptom that would rebel against My authority and covenant with you. Be strong!
April 10, 1998: The enemy is a taunting force, daring you to step into dangerous territory. He does his best to lure you into a trap where he can take you captive and hold you in bondage. He is the trickster of the ages and very adept at his craft. How can you stay out of his traps? By walking in the Spirit and relying on His guidance and direction; by listening to the voice of the Lord when He says, "This is the way, walk in it!" Stay in the safety of His presence, under the shadow of His wings!
Psalm 37:23-24, "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand."
April 7, 1998: I am bringing you into new spiritual ground. This you must do in preparation: Release the past completely. Haven't I said in this year of Jubilee that you must release all past debts emotionally and spiritually as well as physically and financially? You must do this before you can be released of your indebtedness. You must forgive before you can be forgiven. Your blessings--spiritual, soulical, and physical--depend on releasing others.
"Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
April 6, 1998: I love you, My child. You are so precious to Me--you and ALL My children. It grieves Me when My children forget their worth and value to Me and esteem themselves fit for the garbage heap. It is the enemy of their souls, the liar himself, that convinces them of being unworthy and useless. Don't ever forget the price I paid for you. I gave the best I had to have you. You are worth more than diamonds and rubies; more than gold and silver. You are worth My blood.
April 4, 1998: When you find yourself in a test or trial, keep moving through it. Keep your eyes on Me and believe that I will bring you through. Only those who stop in the middle of tribulation really suffer. You can stop and grieve and become a grief to everyone around you, or you can press through and let Me give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. When you get through, then you can rebuild the old ruins of your life!
April 3, 1998: Haven't I spoken to you in years gone by that My people would draw others into the Kingdom as a magnet draws tailings? I say to you that you will begin now to see more clearly the manifestation of this promise. I am doing a mighty work among My people. And, even as magnetic poles both attract and repel, so will you attract those whose hearts are open and repel those who persist in stubborn rebellion against Me. So, you will see more and more that spiritual attractions will become stronger, but so will spiritual repulsion. Don't be surprised when others react to you in either extreme--love or hatred. What you must understand is that this is spiritual, and you need to resist getting personally, emotionally involved in either case. This work is greater than your soul--it is a spiritual gathering and scattering.
April 1, 1998: My people are again under siege from the enemy. He is using guerilla warfare tactics and will hit you with little jabs, issues of life, annoyances. His mission is to wear out the saints with a barrage of fiery darts, temptations. But, you "be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." I will strengthen and sustain you. Keep your vision clear and refuse to be distracted by the little things. Come to Me. I am your shield, your fortress, your refuge and place of safety. Be still and know that I am God!
March 30, 1998: Indeed, I am calling My intercessors forth. But, "Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully." Psalm 24:3-4
My intercessors have no impure or selfish motives, nor do they pray for things that they desire for their own pleasure. They do not lust, covet, or speak evil. My intercessors are free from sin and walk in pure faith. They walk the narrow path and have no fellowship with the world. My intercessors submit to Me in humility and never seek to share in My glory. They take no credit, even in their hearts, for what I alone do. My intercessors are yielded vessels for My power to flow into and out of. They are truly broken bread and poured out wine. They are full of My compassion, yet do not sympathize with the sin that brings forth death. Through My intercessors, I will pour forth the life blood of transformation and healing. Rejoice that I have called you an intercessor!
March 29, 1997: What's up, Lord?
I am bringing My remnant, My body together.
Zechariah 2:10-13, "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst, says the Lord. Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. And the Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem. Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation."
Micah 4:7-8, "I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation; so the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, even forever. And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, even the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem."
Micah 7:11-15, "In the day when your walls are to be built, in that day the decree shall go far and wide. In that day they shall come to you from Assyria and the fortified cities, from the fortress to the River, from sea to sea, and mountain to mountain. Yet the land shall be desolate because of those who dwell in it, and for the fruit of their deeds. Shepherd Your people with Your staff, the flock of Your heritage, who dwell solitarily in a woodland, in the midst of Carmel; let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in days of old. As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them marvelous things."
Zephaniah 3:1-4, "Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, to the oppressing city! She has not obeyed His voice, she has not received correction; she has not trusted in the Lord, she has not drawn near to her God. Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave not a bone till morning. Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law."
March 27, 1997: I say to you, stay in the river. Spiritually, you have not only gotten your feet wet (walked in the Spirit), but you have waded--even gotten in waist deep. You have been able to flow in the Spirit according to your understanding of the Word (loins gird about with truth). But now, I am urging you to get in over your head. Let the Spirit move as you plunge in beyond your knowledge and understanding. Be baptized, immersed in the Holy Spirit. Go beyond your own abilities, and cast yourself on Him. Just as water will buoy you up and carry you, let the Spirit lift you and move you. Refuse to walk in shallowness; go deeper. Abandon yourself completely to the Spirit of God. I want you to experience the joy deep water!
March 25, 1998: I remind you today of a word I have already given you. I say this word is coming to completion: You are wondering about the current shifting of position. You could call it the "changing of the guard." The enemy is jockeying for position; he is able to establish his people in key positions of leadership because of the compliance of the general population. Satan has been laying the ground work for this move for several decades. This is the beginning of the powers of the earth aligning themselves in one-world order against the Lord. This shifting of position will continue on every level. At the end of this shifting, the communistic states will again be closed to the Gospel, and Christian persecution will become the accepted norm. Nevertheless, My people are also being moved to areas of their greatest effectiveness. Many are being assigned positions they don't yet understand. Some are sent or will be sent on special assignment to strengthen others in key positions. I will link strong and weak together that all may stand. Refrain from logical conclusions or intellectual guessing about those things you don't understand. Walk in the Spirit. Stay grounded in the Word. Trust and Obey.
March 24, 1998: Do you see the signs of the times? Behold, I come quickly. Prepare yourselves for My soon return. You say, "How must I prepare?" I say through clean hands and a pure heart. Prepare for Me in the supernatural realm as a bride would prepare herself in the natural realm for her wedding day. The focus of her life is her bridegroom. Everything in her life revolves around that one fact--that she is in love and about to be joined to the most important person in her life, and she eagerly awaits the day of their union.
March 23, 1998: Have
I not admonished you to refuse to be offended? When you become
offended, you have just given in to the carnal nature; you are
walking in the flesh. Why are you so amazed that you are a victim
of condemnation when that is the result of being carnal? I say to
you, "Cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts
itSELF against the knowledge of God." (2 Cor. 10:5)
Psalm 43:1-5--Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation; oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! For You are the God of my strength; why do You cast me off? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; and on the harp I will praise You, O God, my God. Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God."
March 21, 1998: I say to you a spirit of offense has once again been released to tempt you. The enemy is always seeking ways to destroy. He will attempt again to cause division among the brethren. Refuse the lies and let love cover a multitude of sins. Division not only separates you from others, but also separates you from Me. Seek to perform the ministry of reconciliation and refuse to be drawn into judging and criticizing one another--even in the privacy of your own heart.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (NLT): Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Loves does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever."
March 20, 1998: You have been in a whirlwind, but I am not in the whirlwind. I am in the still, small voice. Quiet your soul. Leave the clamor of your busy life, and come to My secret place. I long to fill you with My presence. I want to touch your heart, to heal your wounds, to wash your feet, to clothe you with My righteousness. Be still and know that I am God, your God, and you are My child. Be at peace, My child, My beloved!
March 17, 1998: I am stirring the hearts of My Beloved. Do you feel the stirring? I am awakening love in you. I am causing you not only to love Me in a more profound way, but I am causing you to love those that I love. I am also stirring your hearts with compassion for the lost, the lonely, the broken, the wounded and the backslidden. I delight in the awakening of My Beloved! I am infusing you with boldness to declare your love for Me to many. Perfect love casts out fear.
March 16, 1998: Precious in My sight and hearing is the intercession of the saints. Many have become discouraged in prayer. But, I say to those, step up higher. It is not your prayer that is bad, but you are in a faith crisis. Faith comes by hearing the word of God. Be established in what you KNOW to be truth, and pray that truth (that word) until it is fact in your spirit. Then give it a hearty AMEN (so be it; it is done)!
Psalm 57:7 "My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises!"
March 15, 1998: The bride is unfaithful to her betrothed, but I say to you, "She will chase her lovers, but not overtake them; yes, she will seek them, but not find them. Then she will say, 'I will go and return to my first husband, for then it was better for me than now." Hosea 2:7
March 13, 1998: Refuse the lies of the enemy that open the door to a spirit of fear. Rather, trust the Lord your God, and believe His Word. "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." (Ephesians 6:10) When you find yourself being assaulted by the evil one, do what David did and encourage yourself in the Lord. Read the truth, hear the truth, know the truth, believe the truth, and you will be free. The spirit of fear will torment you. Resist it. Confront it. Rebuke it, and it will flee!
March 10, 1998: Be strong. Stand on the Rock. Be silent all flesh until this storm blows by. Isn't that what storms are about--to stir up the flesh and give the enemy the right to afflict? I say, give him no ground. Let the wind blow and the waves assault, but just stand. Refuse to be drawn away from the Truth by believing and accepting the storm. This too shall pass. After having done all--stand! (Ephesians 6:10-13)
March 9, 1998: There has been a great flurry of activity in your lives. I have shaken some of you, awakened others, and stretched many. Now, I want you to take every opportunity to be still. Watch closely and listen carefully for My leading. I am still doing a work of preparation, and I will lead you as a group. So, some of you will find yourselves waiting as I prepare the rest of My precious children. Exercise patience and tolerance with those who are lagging behind.
March 8, 1998: God is saying that even though you might have taken a wrong turn and have gotten yourself kind of out there away from what God originally intended--even if you did that on purpose, you can always come to the Lord, repent for disobedience and ask the Lord to forgive you for just going out ahead of Him. There is a seducing spirit loose, and when God says He's going to move the cloud and pick up, we are not to be seduced into going ahead of Him and doing things and going places that God isn't calling us to. If you will listen to your heart, God will get you back on track. You are a little bit off the path; you have gone a little beyond where God wanted you to be. He says that all is not lost. Stop right here and begin to seek His face again and come back into alliance with His word and come back into alliance with His presence; He is going to do a mighty work in you and bring you back to a place of solidity and strength in your life. Don't get your focus on your circumstances and the things that you are doing outwardly, but God is doing a spiritual work that is more far-reaching and important that what you could imagine. He is doing something in your spirit that really transcends where you are physically. You need to yield and get back to the place where God really wants you spiritually. Amen.
This word is for several people, and maybe for everyone. Be careful that you don't get
seduced into going places or doing things in the physical when He's really trying to do a work in you spiritually.
March 7, 1998: I say to you, My beloved, just as in the wilderness testing, the cloud representing My presence, has been taken up, and it is time for you to move ahead. I am moving you to higher spiritual ground. I have more for you to do. Some of you have seen the cloud and are breaking camp in preparation for the next leg of your journey. And, I will most assuredly go ahead of you--just follow My leading. But, some are reluctant to move ahead and are in danger of the consequences of murmuring and complaining. You abide in a place of insecurity and are resistant to the changes, opportunities, and challenges of what is ahead. You always choose what is familiar and routine. But, I say to you, place yourself in My tender care. Cast aside your stubbornness and prepare to move through this current wilderness testing. I do have a Promised Land awaiting your arrival, but you will only go in after you've been stripped of your rebellion.
March 6, 1998: Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for I am doing a marvelous work among My people. I am calling My chosen ones into more intimate fellowship with Me and causing them to rededicate themselves to Me and My purposes. My heart delights in a consecrated people--set apart for My purposes alone, a people who are uncompromising. Rise up, those of you who sleep. Shake off the slumber that brings apathy. Revive yourselves. Come back to your First Love!
March 4, 1998: Keep looking up! Refuse to be drawn into discouragement and despair because of what you are looking at. Keep your vision clear. Seek that which is above; seek the Lord with all your heart, and the wisdom you receive will be pure--even in dealing with earthly problems. But, when your focus is on yourself and your problems, you will only wander around in confusion. Get your focus and priorities right, and everything else will line up in perfect order.
March 3, 1998: Be not weary in well doing, for in due season you will reap if you do not lose heart. (Gal. 6:9) I know the days seem long and sometimes tedious, but rejoice that the work you do glorifies Me and that your light shines in a dark world. Rise up in strength, knowing that you are My instruments of righteousness. You are My chosen and My beloved. Come to Me for refreshment. Wait on Me. I will give you rest. I will renew your strength. Times of refreshing come from the presence of the Lord. Come--be refreshed!
March 1, 1998: I speak to you today concerning your fear of failure. Do not entertain that spirit of fear. There is no fear in Me. There is no failure in Me. Only the enemy would bring you into the bondage and torment of fear. Let it go. Be strong. Release yourselves from your own ambitions, plans and desires. Keep your eye single. You cannot serve two masters. Only in your service to Me will you succeed. Resist presumption and fantasy about the future. Walk in the Spirit, and take one step at a time in faith that I lead you, guide you, and direct your steps. When you yield totally to Me, there can be no failure at all.
Psalm 27:1, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
February 27, 1998: I say to you these are exciting days, days that My prophets and servants in days of old could only imagine. You are living in the day of the manifestations of end-time prophetic fulfillment. Hush! Behold! Be astonished at the awesome and mighty work I am beginning to do among My people. I am using My people and equipping them with tools that they would not have envisioned even a few months ago to bring in the harvest. Rejoice for the Day of the Lord is at hand. Move quickly into the harvest field. Take advantage of every opportuntunity, regardless of how remote it might seem. I have gone before you to prepare the way. Haven't I said that I would go before you and make the crooked places straight and break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the iron bars? That means I am going before you removing the hindering forces of the enemy. Haven't you prayed and believed I would do it? So rejoice! The Day of the Lord is at hand!
February 25, 1998: Truly, I have begun a good work in you, and I am perfecting you, bringing you to completion and maturity. Growth is inevitable as long as you are alive. Stay alive to the Word and to My presence. Haven't I told you to present your members as slaves of righteousness? You cannot be alive to Me and to sin at the same time. You will serve one or the other. Be quickened to resurrection life. You already know those things that bring death--spiritual death, and you know what brings life. I set before you death and life. Choose life!
February 24, 1998: They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. (Isaiah 40:31) I want you to mount up. Rise above the things that weary you. Look at your circumstances and the things that trouble you from My perspective--that is, eternal perspective. Stop worrying. Let Me lead you. If you need wisdom, ask! I will show you what you must do. But, you must stop looking only at yourself and others and the problems that occupy your thinking.
February 23, 1998: I am doing a work of love and acceptance in My people. This does not mean that you accept or embrace sin, for doesn't My word tell you to hate evil? I also hate evil, but I love My creation. I want you to see yourselves and others as I see you. I see you as My Beloved! I also see the enemy's work and deception against you, but I have given you the ability to overcome him by the blood of the Lamb. So, I see you as overcomers. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!
February 20, 1998: Be of good cheer. Be happy. The joy of the Lord is your strength. Joy is the strength of your faith because when you are joyful, you are believing God for His best. When you walk in doubt and unbelief, you will sink in despair, worry and anxiety. Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. And, when you walk in the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit is inevitable--love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Gal. 5:22-23).
February 17, 1998: Be steadfast in your knowledge of Me. Refuse to allow the enemy ground to establish doubt and unbelief. Don't believe the lies of the devil; believe the Word! "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6) Read the Word! Haven't I said, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge? Therefore, be diligent in the Word, and be strengthened by the truth. Do not neglect your daily bread!
February 16, 1998: Be strong. Be still. When the winds of adversity beat against you to cause confusion, fear and torment, speak to the storm in boldness and faith, and say, "Peace! Be Still!" Refuse the temptation to be swamped and overwhelmed. Keep your focus on the Lord your God. He is indeed your very present help in times of trouble, and He will undergird you and sustain you. Cast your cares upon Him!
February 11, 1998: I have called you to be a standard, a plumbline, a witness of Jesus Christ, the Truth. That means no compromise by way of human sympathy. Refuse to come into agreement with rebellion or apostasy or unbelief by sympathizing with the human condition. Never water down the Word in an effort to spare someone's feelings or to bring comfort to a rebellious heart. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
February 10, 1998: Do not allow anyone or anything to undermine your faith. Nothing is impossible with Me. But, intellectual studies of the Word may short-circuit your faith. The Word must be mixed with faith. "The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life."
John 5:39-40, "You search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life."
John 14:12-14, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."
February 9, 1998: It is time for My people to live by true integrity and honesty in all things. Where there are areas that are questionable, I will give opportunities to choose what is right and to forsake darkness. These opportunities will reach into every area of your lives, but more particularly areas of employment, finances, and relationships.
Romans 2:21-24, "You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? You who say, 'Do not commit adultery,' do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law? For, 'The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.' as it is written."
February 7, 1998: Don't get weary in well-doing. Even if you don't see the benefits of right motive and right living, don't give up on being righteous. You will reap if you do not give up. The sanctification process may seem chaotic at times from a natural standpoint, but it is really divine order. Your part is to yield to the process by choosing to do what is right regardless of your natural tendencies.
February 6, 1998: My loved ones, give thanks for exactly where you are and the tests that mold you. Only in thanksgiving can you move ahead to greater things. I am doing a work in you that cannot be accomplished any other way than through these circumstances. Then, offer up a sacrifice of praise! Refuse to drown in a sea of self-pity. Rise up in new perspective that you are where you need to be reworked into the image of Christ. Don't kick against the goads!
February 2, 1998: I am expanding ministry possibilities for My people. It is time to take back territory that the enemy has stolen. It is time to reclaim the land in this year of Jubilee. Be alert to new opportunities to share the Gospel. I will also bring opportunities for you to encourage the Body of Christ. Just keep moving ahead as the Spirit leads. Do not shrink back or be afraid. I am doing awesome and mighty things!
January 31, 1998: Be at peace! Refuse to be drawn into the turmoil of doubt and confusion. Rise above the cares of the world. Elevate your thinking from things below to things above. Don't let the enemy draw you into self-examination. Trust Me to examine your heart, and to bring conviction and clarity. I will not only reveal your sin, but I will show you the way out!
January 30, 1998: I am building tolerance in My people, which means breaking down stubbornness and pride. I will cause you to interact with others who are really very much like yourselves, but with whom you disagree. I want you to submit these encounters to Me, and submit your opinions to Me so that I can cause you to see yourself and others as I see you. I am a God of mercy and compassion. I am not asking you to compromise. I am asking you to love.
January 28, 1998: Oh, My people, I desire that you shut yourselves in with Me. You are far too scattered--going here and there, doing this and that, busy! Come. Be quiet. Stop. Take time to fellowship with Me in the quietness of your soul. Let us have a time of intimate fellowship together where you can hear Me whisper to your heart. You are so precious to Me. I long for your devotion as you come apart to be alone with Me. You are My beloved!
January 23, 1998: I honor you in thanksgiving. I lift you up in your praise. When I am lifted up, I draw you to Myself. I say be strong in the Lord. Refuse by resistance to let the enemy pull you down into despair, hopelessness and negativity. Stand in the strength and the armour of the Lord. And then, give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy endures forever. He is your strength, your fortress and your high tower. Give thanks!
January 21, 1998: I am your light and salvation. Therefore, do not fear. Do not fear what man can do nor fear your present circumstances and challenges. Only trust Me and believe My word. I will rescue you and show Myself strong on your behalf. I am your God, and you are My people. I am not too far off or too weak to help you in times of trouble. Cry out to Me and I am there!
January 20, 1998: Even though your atmosphere seems to be chaotic at this moment, you are still in My hand. Your breakdowns are a sign of necessary change, a need to rebuild or renew certain areas of your lives. Take these things seriously in the spiritual realm as well. Be zealous, therefore, and repent. I am bringing about changes that will have long-term consequences, and the old order of things must end before the new can be implemented. Be quick to forgive and release the past.
Janaury 14, 1998: Have I not already told you that a spirit of division has come into your midst? It comes in under jealousy and pride. I say to you to humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God. Stop talking about others and making judgments and forming negative opinions. Is that how you want others to treat you? I have said, "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." (Luke 6:37-38) If you do not want to receive back what you have released, repent, forgive, and humble yourselves.
January 13, 1998: "Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth." Isaiah 42:10
January 12, 1998: I sit calmly in My heavenly estate. There is no anxiety in Me at all. Why, then, do you fret and worry? Haven't I said that I would abide in you and you in Me? Where is your faith in My word? All things work together for good to those who love Me and are called according to My purpose. Do you think worry and anxiety will change things to meet your comfort level? Why not just trust Me? I will perfect those things that concern you! My peace I give you.
January 9, 1998: I summon you to the place of My presence. My desire is to have fellowship with you, to speak with you face to face, to bring wisdom to your life and answers to your problems. I will not do that unsolicited, however. If you need wisdom, ask. If you desire My fellowship, you must come. I will never force My way into your life or interfere with your free will. "Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7:7)
January 7, 1998: I set before you this day and every day life and death. Choose life. You do that by not giving in to the devil, or the world or your own flesh. You do that by yielding your will to Me and operating by My strength and power. You do that by keeping your heart undefiled so that your words produce life and health and wholeness. You do that be being a bond servant of your Lord Jesus Christ. Go forth in life and power!
January 5, 1998: The enemy has come yet again to stir you up and pit one against another. Refuse to allow a spirit of division to cause you to criticize and condemn another or to bring a sense of rejection to yourselves. Rise up against this attack and determine to maintain peace and unity in the Holy Spirit. "We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities." (Eph. 6:12)
January 1, 1998: I have called you out of darkness into My glorious light. So, walk in the light, and do not be drawn back into any darkness of any kind. I am the light of the world; you abide in Me and become that light. In Me there is not even a shadow. My light is pure. Walk in purity of conscience. Keep yourself unspotted by the world. I say come out from among them and be separate; touch not the unclean thing!