STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
December 30, 2005: I am
bringing to your attention places of weakness that undermine your
maximum effectiveness and victory. Once you can see the
weakness of your flesh for what it is and submit it to Me, says the
Lord, victory is assured. So, I am revealing to you what needs
to be strengthened, for indeed My strength is made perfect in
weakness. Trust Me to make up what is lacking in you.
This is an exercise in faith and well worth the process.
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. Therefore
strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make
straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be
dislocated, but rather be healed.
December 29, 2005: Take time to rest and to be restored both physically and spiritually. You have endured a great deal of stress in your circumstances and environment, and these stressful situations have taken their toll. Allow Me to bring healing and restoration. Be deliberate in releasing anxiety and seeking My face, says the Lord. Come into rest! 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."
December 28, 2005: Beloved, you
have cried out for healing, and I have made a way for you.
But, it is vital that you spend time in the secret place before My
face and believe. No doubt, no fear, no wavering. Come
before Me with pure faith, untainted by the facts of your situation,
circumstances, and symptoms. Press through the veil of the
flesh that separates you from Me, says the Lord, into the glory of
My presence. Then, stay with Me until you know it is finished.
Matthew 9:20-22 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for
twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment.
For she said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I shall
be made well." But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He
said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well."
And the woman was made well from that hour.
December 27, 2005: Stand still and be steady. You will have opportunities to stand your ground both emotionally and spiritually. For, there will be those in your sphere of influence who will overstep their authority and violate your boundaries. You do not have to take offense and be angry, but you will have to deal with the situation by taking a firm position and by facing the problem head on. Refuse to be intimidated by their brashness. Be strong and very courageous, for I am with you to fortify your position in righteousness, says the Lord.
December 26, 2005: There is a rumbling; it is My power in the earth. It is resurrection power. I have been touched with the feeling of your infirmities. I have been touched by your grief and sorrow. Come forth. Rise up and come forth. You have been bound in grave clothes, but I call to you to come forth! I will bring you up and loose you from your bondages. I will cause you to overcome and to be victorious even over the death in the things you have experienced, says the Lord.
December 23, 2005: Be still and know that I am God! Quiet your soul and be calm, for the victory that is coming forth in your life will bring extraordinary freedom in the power of My presence, says the Lord. For, certainly, I am Almighty God and I rule in the midst of My enemies. I speak to the storm and say, "Peace! Be still!" I bring order out of chaos and peace to difficult circumstances. Rest in Me and be assured that I am for you and with you, and I will lead you through this valley by My strong and mighty hand.
December 22, 2005: I, the Lord, am redefining your boundaries in order to make very clear to you the parameters of your responsibilities. Then, within those boundaries, as you make Me the Head and yield your will to My authority, I will establish you in a great and pure authority that you have not known. But, be clear that every area of man's authority that has been established outside of My anointing and My rule will be challenged. And, certainly, everything that has been built on the sand of your own desires instead of the Rock of My kingdom will not be able to stand the storms, the tests, and the shaking. That which remains will be strengthened and will bring glory to Me, says the Lord.
December 21, 2005: I am causing you, My people, to make course corrections. These corrections will be evident in the natural realm first as a sign of the work that I will do in the interior, in your inner man. I will bring truth and justice outwardly before I do the work of truth and justice in your heart attitudes and bring correction to your patterns of behavior. These will be defining moments that will either propel you into the season of power or will leave you where you are depending on your willingness to receive correction and make the necessary adjustments, says the Lord. 1Corinthians 15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
December 20, 2005: Beloved, stay steady and be strong. You are going to experience some radical changes that will at the very least interrupt your routine or in the extreme shake your sense of reality, or threaten your sense of peace and security. Trust Me, says the Lord, for I will guide you through this time and bring you out with greater clarity and purpose. Know that I am with you and will not leave you nor forsake you. Draw near to Me.
December 19, 2005: I have caused My prophets and psalmists to rise up and declare the season that you are now entering. This is a season that has been spoken of in your songs and prophecies in the past months and even years. And, you will go forth in great power and gain the victory, says the Lord. However, I am now looking for a people who will prepare the way for the next move of My Spirit that is yet on the horizon. I am going to bring revival, and I am now calling to My prophets and psalmists to declare it to the heavens, to the earth and to the seas. There will be a very great revival in the midst of My people, the likes of which you have never seen nor heard nor read about. This revival will invade and cover the land. But, I need a people who will rise up in prayer and in prophecy and in song to bring it forth. Rise up and declare it!
December 16, 2005: I have gone before you and made a way. I have made the rough places smooth, and now I say come! Burst forth into great freedom of soul and spirit. It is not My will that you be bound in any way. Be free! Fight through the hindrances that have kept you from the joy of liberty. I am with you to empower you to gain the victory, says the Lord. Isaiah 45:2 ‘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.
December 15, 2005: Ask of Me,
says the Lord, and I will bring vindication to release you from
accusation and judgment. A cry has gone forth, and I have
heard your plea to be free of reproach. I say, enough is
enough. The torment and harassment will come to an end, and
the guilt and shame shall cease. The reproach has been rolled
away. Ezekiel 36:6b-37 Thus says the Lord GOD:
"Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have
borne the shame of the people. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: I
have raised My hand in an oath that surely the people that are
around you shall bear their own shame."
December 14, 2005: Come up before My face in the Spirit, says the Lord, and ask in faith, believing that I hear and respond. Refuse to allow your emotions to interfere with this transaction. Rise above the fear and overcome doubt by renewing your mind in the truth of My Word. Then, you must persevere. Stand without wavering and be strong, and you will attain the victory. Matthew 14:29-31 So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
December 13, 2005: Be strong and courageous regardless of the circumstances you face. Re-establish yourself in faith and squarely face your fears, for I am with you. I will give you wisdom and make clear to you what your next course of action needs to be. But, you must calm your emotions and refuse to panic even when things look bad. Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
December 12, 2005: You have been hearing of the prophetic season symbolized by the eagle, and now you are beginning to hear of the season of power symbolized by the horse. But, I speak to those who are saying to yourself, "I'm supposed to be entering the new season of the horse, and the season of the eagle still has not manifested in my life. I'm not soaring on eagle's wings, nor have I prophesied yet. Now we're going on to the next thing, and I have missed it!" But, I tell you that as you have come into agreement with the prophetic word and prophetic teaching, you have indeed soared with the eagles because you have received My word, says the Lord. And, most assuredly, the season of the horse, the season of an outpouring of My power will be similar. All you have to do is be in agreement with what I am doing and flow with the move of My Spirit.
December 9, 2005: Do not
rejoice in the failure of your enemies. Have I not said that
vengeance is Mine? Justice cannot prevail when you stand in
the way. My design is that you forgive and release those who
have come against you so that you give place to justice. What
you do to others will be done to you. Be merciful, says the
Proverbs 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles.
Micah 7:8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me.
December 8, 2005: Remind yourself of who you are in Me, says the Lord. Be established in My promises and refuse to allow your circumstances to obscure your vision. Remember that you are pilgrims passing through this temporary existence and set your eyes on what is real and eternal. In that way you will be able to overcome the worry and fear that have dogged your heels, daunted your soul, and sapped your spiritual vitality. Now is the time to regain perspective and be rejuvenated. Have faith! Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
December 7, 2005: Satan has launched an attack against My elders and is doing his utmost to cause them to believe his lies in an effort to discourage and disable. He will use fear and sickness to convince them that their life is almost over and that they have no hope of recovery. These tactics are aimed at shutting them off and separating them from the Body of Christ and making them feel useless. But you, My precious elders, must not give up! Rather, rise up against this attack and take your rightful place in the kingdom. Refuse to allow these tactics to produce hopelessness. I am with you to bring strength where there was weakness. It is not over until it is over. Do not believe the devil's lies. 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.
December 6, 2005: Beloved, be strong. Resist every temptation that removes you from My presence and brings condemnation through the satisfaction of the flesh. These are days of great temptation as the enemy of your soul is vehement in his efforts to cover you with darkness and blind you to the things of the Spirit. You were once darkness, but now you are a child of the light. So, walk in the light and have nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. Romans 13:12 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.
December 5, 2005: I speak to many of you who are suffering various afflictions and problems in your body as a result of receiving rejection. Disappointment and condemnation have been open doors to allow infirmity to gain a stronghold in your physical body. At this moment I release your body from rejection, guilt, and shame, says the Lord. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and not be used to house rejection or self-punishment. Now, be released and be free as I touch you supernaturally. Draw close to Me and wait for My touch and receive.
December 2, 2005: In a vision I saw various mechanical parts scattered and seemingly out of order on a floor. And the Lord said, it is time to pick up the pieces of your life and to begin again. These pieces will not appear to make any sense at first, but I will bring order out of chaos and give you the grace to rebuild what has been broken down. Refuse to allow this state of confusion to keep you from moving forward. Getting overwhelmed with the aftermath of destruction could paralyze you if you do not make a conscious decision to leave the trauma behind. If you will only take the first step, you will be able to make steady progress that will lead you out of this valley of despair, for certainly I am with you, says the Lord. Trust Me.
December 1, 2005: When you come to Me in prayer, bring your requests specifically. Come knowing that I hear and answer the prayer of faith according to My will and purposes. Then, you can rest assured that I have heard the cry of your heart and will give you the desires of your heart. Do not waver in doubt or unbelief, for that would negate your prayer of faith, says the Lord. Philippians 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
November 30, 2005: Leave the past behind. Determine to let go of all rejection and heartache, for you stand on the threshold of a new day and a new time in which I will turn your mourning into dancing. Rise up out of the ash heap of disappointment and get ready to move ahead. Look to the future with fresh hope, and be willing to make the necessary changes in your outlook to accommodate My promises, says the Lord. Psalms 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
November 29, 2005: I am about to restore that which you yield to Me, says the Lord. I will restore what has been displaced, out of joint, or broken. Don't expect Me to do it the way you want Me to do it.. I will do something fresh and new. I have opened the window of a new season, and I will bring you forth into greater power than you have ever known. Again, don't look to do that in your own strength or by your own thoughts and intentions. I alone will do this thing. I have opened the gates and will call you forth in great power and anointing.
November 28, 2005: You, beloved, are beginning to feel the strain in your physical body of carrying a load that I have not given you to bear, says the Lord. But, I am opening the gates and releasing you into a new freedom that will be empowered by joy. You will truly go out with joy and be led forth in peace. There shall be no lack among My people. And just as I, from heaven, can touch your flesh and your bone to bring healing and restoration, so will I touch the flesh of your flesh and the bone of your bone to restore spiritually that which has been disjointed and dislocated. Hebrews 12:12-13 "Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed."
November 25, 2005: Take the time to reconnect to your spiritual roots and to be established again on a firm foundation. Be reminded again of the miracle of your salvation and the great gift of eternal life. Stir up the gift that is in you. Confirm the truth of the Word, and rise to a position of spiritual strength. Quiet your soul and be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Revelation 2:4-5a "Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works."
November 24, 2005: I call you this day to exercise forbearance, that is leniency and patience with others. Truly, the temptation has gone forth to draw you into being the victim of injustice, which will create a sense of displeasure and produce anger. This wrath, if left unchecked, will cause you to retaliate or punish those who have offended you. But, remember this: Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And, again: Romans 2:3-4 And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
November 23, 2005: Beloved, this is no time to crumble under the pressure of worldly values and standards. You are precious and unique and a treasure in My kingdom, says the Lord. Determine to be who you are without fear of reprisal. You can do this with all meekness and humility; you do not have to rise up in fleshly pride to maintain your sense of identity. Gentle strength is the order of the day. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
November 22, 2005: 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 "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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled." Watch, and be on the alert, for the enemy has launched an attack that will bring arguments against what you know to be right and true. Your mind is the battle ground. Refuse to allow the devil to shipwreck your faith. Stand strong, and be bold and courageous. Victory is yours, says the Lord.
November 21, 2005: I had a vision of people in a hospital. Some of them were being stitched up, some had wounds that were being bandaged. Some had been in surgery, and I had the sense that God is binding up our wounds and restoring us. He is bringing His church through to health and wholeness where we have been hurt and damaged by the enemy. The Lord is our Great Physician, and He is fixing us up and healing us. At one point in the vision I thought of laser surgery to correct vision, and I believe He is going to bring correction to our vision so we can see and get His perspective and know His plan and purpose.
November 18, 2005: Beloved, I am unraveling the mysteries of life and liberty and bringing greater revelation to you. It is My earnest desire that you walk in complete freedom, and I will reveal the process of victory as you seek Me for wisdom. I am bringing you to a new level of maturity and service in My kingdom, says the Lord, and your awareness and discernment will greatly increase. But, you must walk in the Spirit and make no provision for the flesh. Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
November 17, 2005: My design and purpose is identified by simplicity. The more that you are moved by the leading of My Spirit and allow My wisdom to guide you, the less complex issues become. Complexity results from the conflict between soul and spirit. Exercise your child-like faith in the things that have overwhelmed you. Your simple trust will relieve you of burdens that have been too heavy for you to bear. Matthew 11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
November 16, 2005: Be flexible. The winds of change are blowing and shifting, and if you are too fixed and stubborn, or insist on having it your way, you could miss the moving of My Spirit. Be willing to go with the flow, and there will some surprises that will delight you and bring refreshment. Spontaneity is the mark and measure of this season, and liberty is the result. Let go, and let Me have My way, says the Lord.
November 15, 2005: As you quiet your soul and be sensitive to My leading, says the Lord, I will bring wisdom and direction that will carry you into the realm of breakthrough in various areas of your life. Be encouraged and yield to My guidance, for certainly I am bringing you to levels of understanding that will release you into new freedom and a sense of well-being that has seemed to be elusive in days gone by. Be glad and rejoice in this season of liberty!
November 14, 2005: I have already told you, My people, that the reproach has been rolled away. But, I spoke that to you as a promise. The reproach is rolled away in the heavenlies, but now you must manifest that freedom in the earth. You must resist reproach on every level as well as in your circumstances. Rise up and resist the reproach of your own heart. Rise up and resist the reproach that comes against you. Rise up and resist, says the Lord.
November 11, 2005: Beloved, you have fixed your gaze and set your course, for surely you have established your purpose in Me, says the Lord. I am indeed your spiritual compass, and I will direct your steps and guide you in all things. I have brought you through various and recent course corrections, which will make your path straight and help you avoid certain pitfalls that would otherwise have been troublesome to you. Go forth with boldness, courage, and confidence that I am with you and will cause all things to work together for your ultimate and eternal benefit. Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
November 10, 2005: Come to a
place of rest in My presence. Let Me restore you and relieve
you of all anxiety and stress. Take the time to delineate
between those things that you can do something about and those
things that you need to release and trust Me with, says the Lord.
Refuse to allow the things that demand your attention, time and
energy to overwhelm you. You are well able to accomplish what
I have set you to do. Take everything in stride allowing Me to
strengthen and prepare you to meet every challenge.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens
November 9, 2005: The spirit of the anti-christ has been loosed in the form of conspiracy. But, I tell you the truth, conspiracy's power is in its secrecy. Ask of Me, says the Lord, and I will reveal the plot being formed against you. I will indeed bring to light hidden schemes and disloyalty. Then, it is up to you to bring the truth in confrontation that will dispel the darkness and scatter these destructive forces. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.
November 8, 2005: Watch closely, My delight, for that which has been shut or closed up is about to become available and open to you. There will be a window of time when you can walk through this opening. The inaccessible is now attainable, and things which have been shrouded in darkness and obscurity will be clearly seen, easily distinguished and understood. You are about to experience new insights and expansion in various areas of life. For some it will seem like you have been under water and are now surfacing for a breath of fresh air.
November 7, 2005: The Lord
says, I am calling you to place a accountability for your
righteousness in Me. And, your righteousness is of me, for you
have no righteousness of your own. But, I say, as you yield to
My presence and seek My face, I will establish you in righteousness
and raise you up. Isaiah 64:6-9 But we are all like an
unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we
all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us
away. And there is no one who calls on Your name, who stirs
himself up to take hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from
us, and have consumed us because of our iniquities. But now, O LORD,
You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and
we are the work of Your hand. Do not be furious, O LORD, nor
remember iniquity forever; indeed, please look—we are Your people!
November 4, 2005: Have I not
said that you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you
free? Establish yourself in the truth of My word, says the
Lord. You cannot make wise choices that will produce the fruit
of righteousness unless you have a firm foundation of truth within
your soul. Your liberty depends upon it. It is more
vital than ever before that you stand on truth and speak the truth.
Remove the veil of deception so that you can discern the lies that
come against you and undermine your faith. Psalm
15:1-5LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your
holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and
speaks the truth in his heart; he who does not backbite with
his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a
reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is
despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; he who swears to
his own hurt and does not change; he who does not put out his money
at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does
these things shall never be moved.
November 3, 2005: My people, I will use you to establish righteousness in your cities and towns. But, you must begin to discipline yourselves and exercise self-control particularly in what you say. Set a watch, and determine to stop pointing the finger and speaking wickedness. This exercise will take some effort on your part, but it will yield the fruit of peace and righteousness, says the Lord. Zechariah 8:16-17 "These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace; let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; and do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the LORD."
November 2, 2005: I remind you again, My people, that this is a break-away season. You will have to break away on purpose from those things that keep you bound. Be done with attitudes that are not consistent with My Word and My kingdom purpose. You are not victims of your circumstances, and indeed this is the time to break away from everything that has hindered your progress. Choose to move forward with My Spirit as your guiding light, says the Lord.
November 1, 2005: I had a vision of a smoke-filled battle field. And, I sensed that those who had survived the battle were shell-shocked and somewhat disoriented. I had glimpses of debris and bodies strewn across the field; some dead and others severely wounded. The smoke began to clear, and the Lord said: "As the smoke clears from this deadly battle and the war that the enemy has engaged you in, you will begin to see that this was a break-away skirmish. You will never be the same again. You have fought courageously and have withstood the enemy. I will raise you up and heal your wounds. This victory will be a landmark that you will be able to look back on as a turning point in your life. This is a day to rejoice in new hope and triumph."
October 31, 2005: Look up, and
look beyond your current circumstances to see and discern by the
Spirit. Be encouraged by My word and promises, says the Lord,
for truly your times and seasons are in My hand. Even if you
suffer for righteousness' sake you are blessed because indeed
you have not labored in vain, nor have you spent your strength for
nothing. Your just reward is with the LORD. Psalms 37:25 "I have
been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous
forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread."
October 28, 2005: Beloved, you have taken a pretty big hit in the past few days and weeks, and you need to be healed and restored. That restoration cannot take place if you wallow in self-pity and regret. You must forgive those who have hurt you and release yourself from the condemnation. Then when you come to Me for renewal, it will be a quick work, for I will certainly rejuvenate your spirit, soul and body as you yield to the work of My hand, says the Lord. Romans 8:11 "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
October 27, 2005: Be on the alert, My people. Because you are dealing with various facets of your life on a new level, there is a danger of being extremely fragile. This fragility will cause you to try to fall back on the familiar places of the flesh for support or comfort. But, you must not fall back; rather, you need to rise up in the Spirit and not be afraid of discoveries about yourself or shy away from perceptions that need to be renewed or adjusted. Now is a time to maintain an open heart and open communication. This can be a valuable time of discovery and revelation that will strengthen you for the days ahead, says the Lord.
October 26, 2005: You will have a tendency to overreact to situations that arise at this time. Wait until you have all the facts before responding, and be prepared to go through these events by calming your emotions and trusting Me, says the Lord. I will give you the wisdom you need when you need it, and I will direct your steps as you yield to Me. Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
October 25, 2005: Watch for the temptation to be overcome with discouragement. It will come upon you unexpectedly like a thief in the night and will cover you like a blanket if you do not stand against it. You have not failed. You have not done everything perfectly, but you have given it your best try, and that is good enough for Me, says the Lord. Do not believe the lies that bring condemnation. I can do what you are unable to do, and I will perfect that which concerns you. Know that this is an attack of the enemy against you, but if you resist the devil he will flee from you. So, I say, rise up, encourage yourself, and resist!
October 24, 2005: Do you hear My heartbeat, says the Lord? Be still and lay your head against My breast and listen to My heart. You are pulling at My heart strings. I am for you and not against you. I am with you, and I will not leave you in this time of trouble. But, you must be still and listen for the purposes of My heart. Proverbs 8:6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things.
October 21, 2005: Face your
difficulties with courage and boldness, and refuse to become a
victim of the enemy's tactics. But, remember that your war is
not with flesh and blood. Be careful to discern your own
short-comings, and do not shift blame in any situation.
Matthew 7:3 "And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye,
but do not consider the plank in your own eye?" I will
vindicate you if you will take full responsibility for your own
actions and forgive others, says the Lord.
Ephesians 6:12 "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."
October 20, 2005: Take your position on the wall and watch for the enemy to attack in areas that you are quite familiar with. It is the devil's strategy to activate old areas of difficulty and failure. It is vital that you take the time to recognize the point of assault and refuse to allow emotional reactions to take over. Do not react to your circumstances in fear, discouragement, disappointment or self-hatred. Remain calm. No matter how vehement the onslaught, resist the temptation to get self-focused and overwhelmed with your circumstances or current situation. Fight the good fight. Victory is assured. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
October 19, 2005: Be alert and be strong. When in doubt about your next course of action, ask for wisdom, and I will give it to you liberally. And, do not be afraid of what you might have to face or deal with. I will not forsake you or leave you to your own devices when things get tough. I will not let you down when you lean on Me and trust Me, says the Lord. Your faith is always rewarded. Therefore, keep the faith without wavering, and I will certainly bring you through to victory.
October 18, 2005: Beloved, when you feel like you are out of step and surrounded with chaos and confusion, take the time necessary to clear the spiritual atmosphere of demonic activity. You do not have to suffer the indignation perpetuated by these powers of darkness. Quiet your soul, and seek to arise to the light of My presence and glory. Let My peace subdue the enemy and all of his tactics, and put him under your feet, says the Lord. Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
October 17, 2005: As you break away from the past you will discover that you are breaking through the things that have hindered your progress. To the degree that you release yourself from past rejections, disappointments and failures, to that same degree will you be propelled into the freedom of the new season. Philippians 3:13 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.
October 14, 2005: I have revealed some things for you to watch for and expect, but this is no time to shout it from the roof tops. I trust you to hold these things in the secrecy of your own heart for a time. I have given you this insight by way of preparation and intercession, says the Lord. I am teaching you to learn when to speak and when to remain silent in obedience to the leading of My Spirit. This lesson will be very valuable to you also in the days ahead. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to keep silence, and a time to speak.
October 13, 2005: Do not despair because of your seeming lack of direction. Trust Me to bring you through the maze of confusion and the fog of uncertainty. I have gone before you to prepare the way for you, but you must wait a little moment and be patient until it is time for you to continue on. Certainly, I will give clear direction and precise wisdom as I guide your steps. Do not be afraid or lapse into a state of disappointment and depression, for I am indeed with you. I am your ever present help in times of trouble, says the Lord. Keep the faith! Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
October 12, 2005: Matthew 25:
1 ¶ "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 "Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 "Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
4 "but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’
7 "Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
8 "And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
9 "But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’
12 "But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
Beloved, do you have oil in your lamps? I want you to take this parable personally. You are My lamps, and the oil is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, says the Lord. You are the light of the world. You must be filled with the Holy Spirit to keep your light shining. Today is the day to wake up spiritually and to be filled again so that your light will shine brightly. You live in perilous times, and you must always be prepared.
October 11, 2005: Take time to seek My face, says the Lord, for there are things that you have had difficulty in understanding as though being shrouded in darkness. But, I say, darkness shall become as noonday and that which has been hidden will suddenly be revealed. What you could not understand in the natural realm will become perfectly clear in the spirit realm and will light the path ahead of you in ways that are nothing short of miraculous. You must come to Me, however, for these things to be revealed with clarity. Come. I wait for you.
October 10, 2005: I am moving through your difficult circumstances in a way that will cause you and those around you to give glory to the Father. You will look back at this time and see that even though it was painful in many ways, the miraculous work of the Spirit was laced through it all. Do not forget that all things work together for good because of your love for Me and because you have been called according to My purposes, says the Lord. (Romans 8:28) Do not despair or be discouraged, for these are excellent opportunities to see the mighty hand of God working in your life.
October 7, 2005: Isaiah 59:19b "When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him." My warriors, My bride, I have called and equipped you to be overcomers ... and, yes, more than conquerors. I have established you in the kingdom to be victorious over every work of the enemy against you. Refuse to succumb to the devil's schemes and devices against you. Rise up in the authority I have given you and press through to absolute victory. You take the first step by faith, and My warring angels will join you in battle. Victory is assured, says the Lord!
October 6, 2005: I speak to those who have ascribed to My Spirit what you have been doing by the power of your own flesh. I am bringing a dividing line and clarity so that you will know absolutely the difference between flesh and Spirit. There will no longer be any gray areas; the clarity that I bring will be black and white -- there will be a clear distinction and no longer any question as to who is directing your activities, yourself or My Spirit, says the Lord. Your yes will be yes and your no will be no. Yield completely to this process of developing discernment.
October 5, 2005: Beloved, stir yourself and wake up. I have called you to watch in this hour. Now is the time to be done with spiritual dullness and complacency. You must strive to have a single focus and to be about the Father's business. Refuse to be drawn away from My purposes by diversions and distractions. Rise up in the Spirit to a new level of discernment and faithfulness, for blessed is the one whose Master finds doing His will when He comes. Behold, I come quickly, says the Lord.
October 4, 2005: Trust Me, says the Lord. Cast your cares upon Me, for I will perfect those things that concern you. If you will take a position of rest in your soul and watch, you will be amazed at the supernatural way your problems will be resolved. But, you must put aside all fear, doubt and unbelief and completely trust Me. Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
October 3, 2005: I had a vision of a crystal goblet with water in it, and I saw someone's finger rubbing the rim of the glass to make a beautiful clear sound, and I heard the Lord say, "This is like My pure vessels, filled with My Holy Spirit. They produce a clear sound." Then, that vision transformed into members of the Body of Christ standing in a circle, shoulder to shoulder. They were in one accord and filled with the Spirit. And, the Lord said, "This same sound is the anointing produced by the unity of My people." Then, from that circle I saw an open heaven where our prayers ascended to the throne of God as rays of pure light, and the Lord was listening to every heart in the prayer of agreement and unity, which produced the sound of corporate anointing. 2 Chronicles 6:40 "Now, my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and let Your ears be attentive to the prayer made in this place."
September 30, 2005: I speak to
those who have settled into complacency and spiritual slumber.
Rise up and establish My kingdom in your sphere of influence.
I call you forth as participants and not just bystanders.
Refuse to settle into the status quo or become content with your
current state of being. Shake yourselves awake, and prepare to
move forward. Allow Me to heal the wounds of devastation
that have come as a result of separations and loss. I will
indeed turn your sorrow to joy, says the Lord. You can do
nothing to change the past, but you can yield to the work of My
Spirit to bring transformation in every area of life.
Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time
to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we
September 29, 2005: It will take perseverance to push through the hindrances that you have now encountered. Refuse to get frustrated or discouraged with lack of progress. You must quiet your soul in order to correctly discern the situation. Seek Me for wisdom and guidance, says the Lord, and I will show you the way. Be still and know that I am God. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
September 28, 2005: You, My people, have been under severe attack from the enemy. Yet in many cases you have looked to circumstances and flesh and blood to find the source of the problem. Put yourself in remembrance that your battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of darkness. Rise up in the spirit and stand against these attacks using the weapons that you have been given. Turn back the battle and gain the victory, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:10-13 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.
September 27, 2005: I have heard your prayers, and My ears have been attentive to your cries. Watch and be amazed at how quickly and easily I bring resolution to current dilemmas. That which has brought great consternation and confusion will suddenly dissolve. If you will quiet your soul and wait for My wisdom, that which has the potential to be disastrous can be dispersed without incident. Now is the time when you should quietly wait for My answers to difficult questions before you take action. 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.
September 26, 2005: Many are feeling isolated. Beloved, when you feel separated from one another or from Me, know that there are three things that bring separation -- sin, offense, and self-hatred. But, you can do something about those things. You can repent and turn from sin; you can release those who have hurt you and forgive them; you can forgive yourself and receive My forgiveness, says the Lord. Some of you, My people, are suffering in silence and burdened under the weight of condemnation. I say, you must take authority over the flesh and the devil to gain the victory.
Have I not admonished you to leave the past behind? That does not only mean the far-distant past, but also includes the events of this day, even up until this moment. I say to you, let go of all offense and injury, and prepare to move forward in My will and purposes. Refuse to allow past events to be a stumbling block, which prevents your victory. Rise up and lay hold of My kingdom by the Spirit, says the Lord.
To the many who have been in church bodies who came very close to losing faith, I say, I have kept you even through those times. You would have lost hope if you had not seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. I still have you in the palm of My hand, says the Lord; I have hidden you in the cleft of the Rock, and I will bring you through even these dry times. I will bring you forth in great power and great glory because you have trusted in Me and not in man. For that I honor you.
September 23, 2005: Be on the lookout for misunderstandings. Either you will misunderstand or be misunderstood. Either way presumption springs forth from a carnal reaction. Maintain clarity by not allowing your emotions to lead the way in relationships or conversation. Refuse to allow yourself to get out of control. Be quick to be forgive and grant mercy in abundance to both yourself and others as you rise above the flesh and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.
September 22, 2005: Beloved, refuse to become overwhelmed with the demands on your time, energy, and resources. Trust Me to stretch your time and to give you the strength and wisdom to negotiate the obstacles you face. I am for you and with you, and I have not and will not forsake you., says the Lord. Be strong and resolute. Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
September 21, 2005: Prepare to move forward from the place where you stalled out, but you will first have to arise from the ash heap of discouragement, disappointment, and self-pity. For, this mindset has blinded your spiritual eyes, and you can no longer see opportunities and possibilities for your future. So, I say, arise and shake off the dust of past failures, says the Lord. Look up with hope and expectation. Look through the eyes of faith. Psalms 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
September 20, 2005: Be strong and courageous, and be established in your faith in Me. Your faith is about to be tested again, but know that every test will make you stronger and better able to withstand and overcome the devices of the enemy. You are well able to overcome! I Peter 1:6-9 "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith——the salvation of your souls.
September 19, 2005: Be deliberate in receiving strength and healing to your body and soul. Refuse to allow the enemy to keep you bound and victimized. Now is the time of release from all grief and mourning that have kept you from being absolutely and completely free. Perfect liberty is still the order of the day. Isaiah 58:5-6 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the LORD? Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?
September 16, 2005: You have been ravaged by things that have been beyond your control, yet now is the time for you to be healed. You can do nothing about the things that have devastated and overwhelmed you except to allow Me to wipe the tears from your eyes and bring healing to your soul, says the Lord. Prepare to leave the past behind once and for all and move forward to rebuild the ruins, for certainly you are entering a season of rebuilding that which has become desolate. Trust Me to bring order out of chaos. Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
September 15, 2005: Beloved, don't panic. This too shall pass. Have I not told you that I will hide you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand? Run to Me and take shelter, says the Lord.
1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
September 14, 2005: Brace
yourself for rejection, for it will certainly come. Do not be
surprised when persecution arises, and do not take it personally.
Those who are against you are against Me, says the Lord. But,
I also admonish you to be diligent to refrain from rejecting others,
for whatever you sow you will reap. Rather, love one another
as I have loved you, and be at peace as much as is possible with
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
September 13, 2005: The enemy wants to get you off course by causing you to make mountains out of molehills. This is no time to lose your eternal perspective. Yes, your circumstances will require attention, but you must refuse to allow your problems to become bigger than they really are. Take a deep breath, do what you can for the moment, and wait for the intensity of the storm to pass. Stay quiet and keep your emotions under control, and you will find that some of the things that worry you will take care of themselves. What you see currently as disastrous will not be as threatening or scary if you will just wait before taking any action. Take courage, says the Lord.
September 12, 2005: The spirit of the anti-christ has targeted certain individuals and is operating through them in the Body of Christ. This spirit first established itself in the guise of unbelief, which became disgust and disdain, and now is manifesting through cynicism. I say to you who have allowed this presence in your life, you are separated from Me, says the Lord. But, I call you back to Myself. Change your mind and set your will against this evil force, and return to that place of sweet communion with Me. I want you to know that cynicism releases a curse against the your brothers and sisters, which not only separates you from Me, but separates you from My Body. You are indeed alone and without joy. Return to Me!
September 9, 2005: Beloved, there are those who operate in a spirit of divination who are in league with the devil and are praying unrighteous and unholy prayers that will come against you as a curse. Set a watch and break these curses against you. These prayers are birthed from fleshly desire and not according to My will. I have given you authority over every power of darkness, so rise up and exercise that authority and tear down the enemy's strongholds, says the Lord. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
September 8, 2005: Take up the sword, which is the Word, and strike the enemy with a powerful blow. Lay the ax to the root of everything that is not producing spiritual fruit. Though your circumstances may not reflect victory at this moment, I tell you that this season will produce more victory against the devil's schemes and devices than you can imagine. The victory that you will achieve will not be temporary or according to world standards, but will be everlasting and eternal in the Kingdom of God. Matthew 3:10 "And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
September 7, 2005: Activate your faith by believing My Word, says the Lord. Circumstances require it and your spirit desires it. Stop speaking out and reinforcing the problem through fear, doubt and unbelief. Start proclaiming the solution according to My will and purposes. My word will not return void. I am a God of mercy; I am your help in times of trouble, and I will not leave you nor forsake you in your need. Rise above the disasters in your life by activating your faith. Don't give up! Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
September 6, 2005: I say again, come into rest! And, in that place of rest attend carefully to the things that require your attention. Do not try to escape responsibility. Calm yourself and take life one bite at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time. Refuse to become distraught by thinking of what must be done tomorrow or next week. Do today what needs to be completed. Otherwise, you will find yourself getting overwhelmed. Be at peace, says the Lord. Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
September 5, 2005: You are entering a different anointing. You have been distracted, busy, going here and there, and this anointing is one that speaks, "Martha, Martha, you have been distracted with many things." Now is the time to come into a place of rest and be seated at the feet of Jesus. Break the alabaster box and pour out your devotion extravagantly. The extravagant worship is a private and holy thing. In your adoration, you will be restored. Come into rest.
September 2, 2005: Carefully
preserve and protect all that is vital to you. Manage your
resources to prevent exploitation or destruction. Resist the
temptation to be extravagant or foolish with finances or emotions.
It is important that you take your position as a watchman.
Watch and be alert to discern the enemy's tactics against you that
would bring dissipation or dispersion. Quiet your soul and
stay focused on things of importance. Be established in
wisdom, says the Lord.
September 1, 2005: Haven't I told you that I will vindicate you? You have walked in light and truth, and I have brought forth your righteousness as the light and justice as the noonday. For surely I will bring light to every situation, and the truth will reveal every lie. You have been redeemed from the curse, and truly no weapon formed against you shall prosper. I will not allow the enemy to rejoice over you. Rise up in the power of praise and go forth in the strength of victory. I am with you, says the Lord.
August 31, 2005: Stop and
discern. Take note that nearly everything around
you has taken on an air of newness. Even things
that are very ordinary to you will seem strangely
unfamiliar. This is because you are entering a new
season. Do not try to maintain what once was or
try to stay in your comfort zone. Let Me transport
you to that new level that promises to expand your
awareness and bring greater spiritual sensitivity.
You may not understand this now, but if you will yield
to this supernatural work it will bring great liberty to
your life. Isaiah 55:9 "For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your
ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
August 30, 2005: Be sensitive
and careful to not violate the boundaries of others.
To do so will bring quick and unpleasant consequences.
Even when others violate your space, it is not a good
idea to respond in kind or react negatively, for that
will certainly open the door to insecurity and produce
results you will regret. Be wise. Exercising
patience and forgiveness will yield the peaceable fruit
of righteousness. James 3:18 Now the fruit of
righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
August 29, 2005: The following prophetic cycles speak specifically to those who are yielded completely to God and are in Ezekiel’s River -- in the flow of God’s purposes – those who are dedicated to establishing the kingdom in their lives and metrons. These cycles have produced two distinct results depending on the hearts of the people. Those who are virtually self-absorbed instead of God-centered will repeated experience times of presumption followed by periods of grave disappointment and will completely miss the revelation and blessings of the season. They will not experience the spiritual reality or victory available to the Body of Christ.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Acts 17: 26-28 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.
Where have we been?
Cycles Seem to Always Begin With the Feast of Trumpets.
1987-1996: Ministry focus was on the elementary principles of salvation, the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit, baptism in the Holy Spirit, and healing.
1996-2005: Produced a new sound for praise and worship. Warfare and deliverance was a main theme in ministry. The office and gift of the prophet was established. The Internet became a powerful tool for ministry.
We began this cycle with the joy of the Lord. Laughter was God’s tool to bring healing to the Body of Christ. The cycle progressed with sowing seeds of the Word into our own lives as well as into the Body of Christ; watering with revelation and proclamation of the Word (both written and prophetic); God giving the increase. We also had another season of separation and division both individually and corporately, and many ministries came to the brink of ruin. Everything that wasn’t working has been torn down or upgraded.
As we transition between the old cycle and the one that we are entering. We came to understand that our lives are not a series of starts and stops, but that we are in a continual flow of God’s mercy, favor and grace. That flow has produced a time of renovation and rebuilding on every level.
We are again shifting to new focus spiritually as we begin another 9-year cycle. The Feast of Trumpets (October 3-4, 2005) will mark the beginning of a break-away year and will conclude the changes that began in the fall of 2003. By break-away, I mean that there will be a complete break with the past as we do what Paul wrote about: Philippians 3: 13 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.
Where are we going?
We are at a new bend in the river -- on the threshold of a new era (a point in time from which a series of years is reckoned or determined). Life will take on new meaning and greater intensity as we move forward to fulfill kingdom destiny. What we are given to do will be fraught with significance as we proceed under the unction of the Holy Spirit with greater discernment and awareness of that which is supernatural being made manifest in our lives.
The phrase “old ceilings become new floors” will take on significant meaning in the days ahead. Everything that has been significant in ministry will be elevated to a new level -- the sound of praise and worship, warfare, and all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Those who camp out on the last move of the Spirit and old revelations will miss this next great wave of the Spirit.
God has called us into a transitional season of joy, liberty, thanksgiving, praise, and rejoicing that will bring renew our strength and hope and regenerate us. The reproach of the past is being rolled away. The Lord is going to supernaturally heal wounds of the past and restore His Body to joy that produces His strength. We will be given an extra measure of courage and boldness with which to step into the future. It will be like a honeymoon filled with hope and wonder. Enjoy it while it lasts.
2005-2014: Another cycle of ministry. We have heard a lot about the apostolic anointing in the past cycle, but we have yet to see the true manifestation of apostolic power and anointing. I believe that the office of the apostle will be established in this cycle.
Internet Ministry will continue to be huge as we continue to see the Body of Christ as a global entity. Many ministries who have been afraid of the computer and Internet will now get on board.
Destiny will be the operative word as the upcoming events and changes will propel God’s people into a higher octave of kingdom life, meaning and ministry. As diligently as we have planned and envisioned our lives at this time, surprises will still abound. So, expect the unexpected. The coming season will be filled with exciting possibilities and unusual opportunities.
Words from the
I had a vision of us wearing those head lights that miners wear in the tunnels, and I heard the Lord say, “I will give you the treasures of darkness hidden riches in secret places that you may know that I, the Lord, which call you by your name, am the God of Israel. (Isaiah 45:3) I will reveal mysteries, and the darkness will become as noonday.”
You are struggling to break free from the last season and recent tests. Your spirit man wants, desires above all things, to move ahead and be free. Yet, you must break free of the mindsets of the last season’s tests and even the last move of the Spirit before you can go forward. I am doing a new and liberating thing, says the Lord, and I will help you break through. It will be by My grace and by My Spirit that you break through and move on beyond the strain of the past. The old phase will end and another will begin as you leap forward without the bridge of transition from one to the other.
The next phase will be like going from first grade to high school without going through the classes and grades between. It will be very different, but you won’t know that until you get through it. Where you have been will be elementary compared to where I am taking you by My Spirit and revelation. I have given you opportunities to look back and see where you have been and to see how you have overcome things in your lives so that you can move forward. It will be a major leap. I am revealing the places in you that complicate your lives and make things harder and more complex than they have to be. I will show you the distractions and difficulties that hinder your progression.
You will progress so quickly that it will feel like you have been on a playground and then suddenly have acute awareness, the ability to see and perceive and know and discern. I will do this in you, says the Lord. Change your attitude and stop playing with ministry and Christianity, and go forth in the truth and reality of the kingdom.
To those who are reluctant to move ahead because of who they might leave behind, but you will be a greater witness, and the gap will actually be closed rather than widened because of your moving ahead rather than staying where you are. Do not drag your feet on this progression. When you moved into the season that is now ending, it was like going from a Model T Ford to a Cadillac, but this time it will be like going from that Cadillac to a jet-powered hovercraft.
Decisions that you make now will change the course of your life and be lasting, but you must not be afraid of radical changes. You are moving up! Old ceilings will indeed become new floors.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a
child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child,
child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. You have long since moved to a place of maturity and taken your position on the wall. You have raised a standard and proclaimed My purposes, but now you will step into a level of authority that will bring a level of effectiveness that will surprise you and delight those around you.
I have called you to understand and exercise My authority and to depend upon My leading. And, you have done well. But, that place of authority that has been a platform that you step onto will now become an indwelling and permanent state of being. You will find this position to be far more powerful and effective in carrying out the work of ministry.
The authority that you wield carries much responsibility, and much wisdom is required for the decisions that you must make. But, rest assured that I am with you every step of the way, and My wisdom is only a prayer away. Ask, and I will give an abundant flow that will carry you to new heights.
There are many demands on your
time, but instead of being burdened by the multiple things that draw
on your energies, you will be strengthened by them and find great joy in what I have given you to do. You will gain great satisfaction in accomplishing with diligence what I have set before you.
You can expect a season of greater spiritual growth and maturity in which your discernment will become more acute and your understanding more clear. Take full advantage of every opportunity to gain wisdom and knowledge.
The revelation that you have enjoyed will seem like child’s play compared to the level of illumination that is about to become available to you. This is not something you will have to earn or work for to achieve. It is available as you yield to the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.
You have experienced extraordinary rejection, the pain of accusation, and the agony of defeat that has plunged you into many dark days in the past four years. And, it seems as though things have gone from bad to worse at times. But, you have not turned back from following Me, says the Lord. You have continued to seek to know Me. Now, I will tear down and destroy every conspiracy, and I will vindicate you. This is a new season of hope and promise for you. Rise up in new confidence, for I am with you to make you strong again.
I have given you wings to mount up and rise above the storms. The attacks will no longer have the punch they once did, and you will find the strength and assurance necessary to overcome the fear of man, which is a snare to your soul. Take wing and soar, My child!
You have had several prime opportunities to be devastated beyond repair, but you chose to rise above rejection and self-pity and allow correction to be constructive rather than destructive. Well done! The seeds of your faithfulness will bear fruit in the coming season.
You are coming to a point of fresh hope that is accompanied by a sense of being valued again. Don’t let it slip away, but know that you are indeed valuable to Me and always have been. Be strong in the power of My might.
This is a significant season in which destiny awaits you. You often have difficulty in deciding a course of action, and taking a step into dark uncertainty can be very frightening, but if you will trust Me, says the Lord, I will lead you by the hand and make your darkness like the noonday.
You will experience greater stability on every level – spiritually, emotionally, and financially. Old insecurities will become dim memories that will no longer take control of your life. Rejoice in this new freedom.
I have torn, but I will heal. I have stricken, but I will bind you up. You will rise up and revive, and your latter years will be greater than the former years, for you shall be established and stand firm in My kingdom, says the Lord.
Your dedication and persistence in the face of incredible odds against you will now begin to pay off. You can expect breakthrough in several areas of life, which produce unparalleled liberty.
Your faith will once again become childlike as you revisit your spiritual roots and re-establish your spiritual foundation. This will also be and enticement and a great benefit to those in your sphere of influence.
Let nothing deter you from being a free spirit as you find joy in simple pleasures. Enjoy this season of simplicity as you behold My face in every facet of life. You have truly maintained a pure faith, which is a prerequisite to relationship with Me.
I have called you to set up a standard, and now I will make you a watchman. You will prepare for war and declare both the work of the enemy and proclaim the victory. Do not underestimate the power of your proclamations, says the Lord.
Your love for My people is strong, and I will reward your generous heart in ways you would never conceive of. The heart of the Father is the power of your love, and your motivation is Divine.
I have made you a strong and supportive hub in the circle of people I have given to you to minister to. What you do and say will have profound and eternal consequences that will yield a great harvest and reward. Do not grow weary in your well-doing!
You are entering a season of greater security and stability than you have ever known. But, the enemy will do his best to overwhelm you with the responsibilities you have taken on and will entice you to run away. But, I say, stand fast. I am with you to bring you through to victory. Trust Me!
Make you choices and be firm. Remember … a double-minded man gets nothing and is unstable in all his ways.
Your loyalty is beyond reproach, and I will use that platform of faithfulness as an example of kingdom integrity, a foundation of strength where many will find solace and hope.
You have trod the mountain tops and skirted the valleys and have proclaimed the glory of the Lord. And, your work in the valley will reveal My glory in unusual but definitive ways. Get ready to stretch, for the days ahead will require more than you thought possible. Yet, nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord, and I am with you!
I have used you and will use you again to present opportunities to others to step into kingdom destiny. Those moments belong to them to decide. Do not become disheartened when they refuse the narrow path. The failure is not yours. You are My instrument of faithfulness, a vessel of honor.
You are a forerunner, and as you forge ahead and prepare the way, you call back to those who lag behind. Your persistence and zeal are a compelling force that invites even the most resistant. Refuse to allow their reticence to dowse your fire.
Now you can break through and overcome many obstacles that have hindered you for as long as you can remember. Simply yield to My leading as I take you step by step into new joy and freedom.
June 15, 2005: Change is in the wind. But,
it will be like the leading edge of a new weather
system. You will see tell-tale signs in the spirit
realm before change actually begins to manifest in the
natural realm, and you will experience feelings of being
unsettled and restless. Do not be afraid, for I
will lift you up and set you in a high place with plenty
of room to grow and be established in My kingdom, says
the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all
things work together for good to those who love God, to
those who are the called according to His purpose.
April 6, 2005: It has been difficult to see where you are going. The obstacles and hindrances have obliterated your view, and it has felt like you have been in a maze with high walls and barriers. You have had to backtrack somewhat to figure out where you need to be. But, as with any maze, you must look up to get your bearings. When you have your nose to the grindstone it is hard to see anything but the grindstone. So again, I say, look up. Behold Me, says the Lord. I will show you the way out of this confusion and bring you clearly out into an open space where you can regain your vision and be established in purpose once again. Jeremiah 1:8-10 "Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: "Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant."
April 5, 2005: This time of transition into the next phase has been hectic, but you can make steady progress if you will rest and regroup at every opportunity. You will find refreshment in those moments of stillness as you come before Me to receive the necessary strength to push through. Refuse to allow the enemy to saddle you with guilt when you are inactive and yet know that there are things that require your attention and still need doing. Trust Me to stretch your time and to send the necessary help for you to accomplish what I have set you to do. Soon things will smooth out, and you will be able to set a pace that better suits your energies.
April 4, 2005:You have turned the corner and have entered a new era. The foundation of your life is solid in Me, says the Lord, but the manifestation of My presence, the work that I do, and the direction I take you will be an absolute and utter surprise. Yield to My leading and trust Me. You will be delighted with the results.
Your life is taking on new possibilities. Examine your potential for change and growth in the light of My truth and will, and move ahead in obedience. Thus will your destiny be established and fulfilled.
Now is the time when I will show you clearly the areas in your life where deception and fantasy still rule. Set your heart to know not only the truth of My Word, but the truth of every situation. No longer will there be false visions and flattering divination among you.
The struggles to overcome seem to never cease. A new challenge to exercise your faith and see My provision and grace looms ever before you. You have approached these opportunities many times in the past with a sense of fear and dread. But, in this season you will develop a new approach – one in which you look forward with anticipation to answered prayer with a thankful heart.
You have been tested and stretched, and in the process have become more flexible than ever before. This will continue until resistance to the process is no longer an option for you. Realize that you are being molded into My image, says the Lord, instead of being boxed and bound by the pressure of your expectations.
Your cycle of failure, discouragement and hopelessness is about to be broken. Rise up against this recurring succession of emotional reactions to your circumstances, and believe Me to create a new cycle of success, courage, and faith. For, surely I will do this as you yield to My work in you, says the Lord.
Do not become distracted or separated from Me by the demands on your time and energy. Remember that the prerequisite for blessing is that you seek first the kingdom and righteousness.
ability to wage war against the enemy will elevate to a position of
executing a wave of “shock and awe.” Your authority will increase
and produce devastation to Satan’s plans and attacks. Expect
retaliation, but you can quite easily overcome if you stand your
ground. Be strong!
April 1, 2005: Ah, the frustration of waiting! You press and hurry to make things happen, pushing to get past today to get to a better tomorrow. Can you trust Me with your NOW moments? Take the time to quiet your thoughts and emotions and rest in My presence. Order your priorities so that you are not looking to your circumstances for fulfillment, but that you delight in Me. Put your trust in My timing, says the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
March 31, 2005: Take your stand, warrior of the morning, against every attack of the enemy. He has sent hindering spirits to keep you from accomplishing what I have set you to do. This is no time to decide that it's just too hard and to give up. You are very close to breakthrough, so refuse to sit down just inches away from gaining the victory. Rise up in the strength of My Spirit, bring your thoughts into focus and concentration, and exercise your faith in a final push to penetrate the defensive line of obstruction. "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." (Ephesians 6:10)
March 30, 2005: Psalm 18:19 "He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me." Indeed I do delight in you, and even though there are hindrances and difficulties to face, I will bring you out into a "broad place." That is, a place of growth and expansion. You will find as much space as you need to move about freely and express My kingdom in your environment. You are about to experience more freedom than you have ever known or even imagined. Prepare to depart from the darkness of the past and emerge into the light of new liberty and hope. Give up any negative perspective and be released to live in the glory of My presence and promises, says the Lord.
March 29, 2005: Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Take a deep breath and come into My rest. Even though the demands on your time and energy have been unexpected and seem excessive, I will give you the strength to overcome in every situation. Go forth in the assurance that I am with you. There is nothing that you will have to face that I have not already equipped and prepared you for. Refuse the temptation to get rattled or overwhelmed. I am your peace and your place of safety, says the Lord.
March 28, 2005: Beloved, you have stood your ground and faced adversity with courage, and now the dark days of doubt and oppression are beginning to fade away. You have been prepared for victory, and now you can arise and take back what has been stolen. I have released fresh vision. Your light shall dawn in darkness, and even your darkness shall be as noonday, for the reproach has been rolled away. Now, you will maintain strength and courage at all times and be ready to do battle at the first sign of attack. Your victory will be won when you set a watch and turn back every battle at the gate. Then, you shall prosper in victory and rejoice.
March 25, 2005: It is all a matter of perspective. No, you haven't arrived, nor have you had complete victory over your circumstances yet, but you have made progress. Refuse to allow discouragement to creep into your thinking and emotions when the process seems to be never-ending. Rather, choose to recognize your progressive development and advancement. You have not just stood still. You have continued to move ahead even though the process has been slower than you had expected or envisioned. Take the time to refresh yourself in the vision I have given you, says the Lord, and keep your focus clear as you press toward the goal.
March 24, 2005: Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." Even though you have had to face difficult situations that have required you to stretch, you have stood firm and have tasted the sweetness of victory. Realize that not everything you face or endure has to do with you alone. My purposes are fulfilled in your interaction with those around you for the ultimate benefit of all concerned. John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."
March 21, 2005: I have spoken words of truth and grace to your hearts, and I have given you hope and great encouragement. Yet, you do not see any natural evidence that what I have promised is coming to pass. But, I say to you, hope is not hope if you can see the fulfillment of it. This is a time to remain faithful to the promise. Do not lose hope in your waiting, for you will reap in due season if you do not give up. Romans 8:24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
March 18, 2005: Beloved, you have stepped out in faith and are proving
it by your works. This is no time to waffle in the decisions you have
made. Refuse to allow a spirit of fear or intimidation to cause you to pull
back. You have stepped out on My word and have proceeded in the faith of My
provision and blessing. Am I not still able to perform all that I have
promised? Have I not led you in this way? Then, continue on boldly in the
assurance that I will be true and perform My promises. Romans 3:3-4 For
what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of
God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a
liar. As it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, And may
overcome when You are judged."
March 17, 2005: This is the season of release from everything that has held you in bondage. However, in order to be completely released, you will have to come out of hiding. You will need to face the fear of what others might think or believe about you. You cannot be free and still allow those around you to dictate to you according to their will and desires. Only I, says the Lord, know what will bring freedom and fulfillment into your life. Refuse to allow others to become your judge and jury. Be true to your conscience, for My laws have been written on the tablets of your heart. You know already what is right and wrong. Abide in truth and righteousness, and liberty is assured.
March 16, 2005: Your patience is being tested, but this is an opportune
time to allow long-suffering to be established in your life. You can do
this by trusting Me with every situation and responding from that solid
place of faith. Set a watch for fear of failure in these tests because
certainly fear will cause you to react in ways that will make the situation
worse. Stay steady and rely on Me to give you the necessary wisdom to
handle every issue successfully. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
March 15, 2005: Beloved, expect startling breakthroughs in areas that have long been places of hindrance and bondage. Take the time necessary to pray and seek My face, for I will certainly be found by you, says the Lord. As you seek Me for answers, I will give you sudden revelation of the source of problems as well as the spiritual solutions, and you will know that I have been with you. Jeremiah 29:14 "I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the LORD, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive."
March 14, 2005: The battle rages, and the enemy is under cover but fierce. Yet, you can quite easily overcome and gain the victory by proclaiming the truth of My word and fighting the good fight of faith. You must not become victimized by this attack or take what comes your way personally. Refuse to be offended or afraid. You will have to look past your circumstances to see the reality and the nature of the enemy who has come against you. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. (Ephesians 6:10)
March 11, 2005: Press through, move beyond the point of doubt and unbelief, to the place of true faith. Make your supplications from that platform, and then watch and be amazed as your prayers are answered in ways you have not even considered. Trust Me, for My ears are not deaf to your cries nor is My arm too short to deliver you from perilous situations. Do not give in to the temptation to fear, but rather stand strong in the assurance that I will bring you through this time of testing in great victory. Rise up from your position of self-pity and of being a victim of current circumstances into glorious victory, which will come first in the Spirit and then in the natural.
March 10, 2005: I am moving you in the direction of great freedom, but whatever has kept you bound must be brought to a conclusion before liberty and blessings are released in your life. This process will require honesty and exposure. You must first be honest with yourself in the examination of your own heart and mind, and then you will be required to be honest in your expressions. You cannot remain hidden or isolated and still find the release that you are looking for. Be brave; do not be afraid to step into the light. Freedom awaits!
March 9, 2005: Beloved, if you will be sensitive to My leading, I will show you how to break through the road blocks that have kept you from moving forward. Now is a time when you break down barriers and defeat hindering spirits. Ask, and I will give you the wisdom and guidance necessary to gain the victory. James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."
March 8, 2005: Press through your circumstances to seek My face for
discernment regarding your situation, says the Lord. But, I tell you
truthfully that you cannot operate in the discernment that is available to
you without quieting your emotions and coming to peace in your soul. Put
aside your anxiety and be still in your inner being. Then, and only then,
you will hear My still, small voice. Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a
word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to
the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.
March 7, 2005: Break forth into joy, for you are being released from things that have kept you bound, and you will step almost effortlessly into liberty. Watch and be amazed as I reveal to you various aspects of your life and being that have prevented you from living in complete freedom. I will show you things from your past and even from your generations that have hindered your walk with Me, says the Lord. The scales will miraculously fall from your eyes, and you will begin to see with clarity what you must release in order to be released. This is indeed a glorious time of victory.
March 4, 2005: You are liberty in progression, says the Lord. You are ever changing, ever moving into greater freedom in the kingdom. Surely, I have released more understanding and greater discernment so that you might see, for the first time in some instances, the bondages that have held you back from abandonment to Me and My purposes. Expect the release as you move from being a victim of circumstances from the past to taking authority and being victorious over situations in the present. This is a time to rejoice in the work of My Spirit in you, for truly it is a great work.
March 3, 2005: Beloved, My heart is open and My ears are attentive to your prayers. Let your supplications be known as you pray in faith. For, surely I will hear and answer, and then you will come into the rest that comes with the assurance of fulfillment. Do not fear or worry, but leave your requests with Me. Put your trust in My willingness and ability to perform what you have asked according to My will. Philippians 4:6 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."
March 2, 2005: Release those things that are beyond your ability to control. Trust Me to perfect and bring to completion everything that concerns you. Resist the temptation to be afraid of what the future holds. Deal with the issues that are at hand as you seek Me for wisdom, guidance, and blessing. As you walk in the Spirit, there will be no confusion, doubt or fear. I will establish you in My peace, and you will find great liberty in trusting Me in all things, says the Lord. Rise up in great expectation and anticipation of what I have prepared for you. 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."
March 1, 2005: Didn't I tell you that life would get hectic? This is no time to get overwhelmed or to lose focus. Take time whether it seems like you have time or not to spend with Me and in My Word. Truly it will bring peace and a solid foundation of wisdom to your walk regardless of what you must face. Trust Me to direct your steps and give you the grace to do what is in front of you, says the Lord. For, I am with you and for you; you are not alone.
February 28, 2005: Victory is awaiting you through the veil. The veil has been torn, and I have already made a way for you to gain the victory. Come into the Holy of Holies, which is a place of victory. I have made a way for liberty. I have made a way for freedom. I have made a way for Jubilee blessings. I have gone before you to make the crooked places straight and to break in pieces the gates of bronze and to cut the bars of iron. I have made a way, and I am calling you forth into the Holy of Holies, into My presence where I will release you into great victory and great blessing. But, you must come through the veil. Do not stop short. Do not stop at places of hindrance. I have made a way and paid the price, says the Lord. Now, come!
February 25, 2005: The days ahead are going to be relatively hectic. Take time as you have opportunity to soak in My presence, fill yourself with the Word, and rest. You will need to be restored and rejuvenated before entering the next phase. The next few weeks will require you to stretch and meet demands that will be extraordinary for you. But, you can quite easily meet these demands if you go into the days ahead prepared. Now is that time of preparation. 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.
February 24, 2005: Beloved, I am establishing you in My promises and in My delight. I am opening doors of opportunity, provision, and blessing that you would never have thought of. And, you will know that I, the LORD, have been among you. Above you is an open heaven, and beneath your feet is the neck of your enemy, for I have given you victory over every scheme and device of the devil. Arise now, and take your proper position of faith, hope and love. Resist every attempt of the enemy to re-establish his place of bondage in your life.
February 23, 2005: Now is the time when you can rise up and gather momentum in your forward motion. The greater your spiritual momentum, the easier it will be to break through hindrances and barriers. This momentum will require fresh perspective, renewed faith, and a new beginning. Philippians 3:13 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, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
February 22, 2005: I speak to those who have been hidden and subdued, pushed back and held down. You have been hindered for so long that it seems like a normal thing. Get ready to burst forth in new freedom, but first you must release the burdens from the past, and let go of everything that has kept you bound. Then, your days of obscurity and being overlooked will become a thing of the past, and you will arise with new confidence and boldness. Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
February 21, 2005: My children, you are living beneath your station. You are a ROYAL generation, My priesthood. You are the family of the King! You do not yet understand who you are. You are no longer standing in the outer courtyard of the servants; you are My sons and daughters, says the Lord. You will bring forth future generations of the kingdom. Rise up in the realization of the potential of who you are. Claim your inherited blessing. John 15:15 "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."
February 18, 2005: You have had months of difficult circumstances and hindrances; it has been like walking through Jell-O. But now, beloved, get ready to break through and bring things to a conclusion that have defied resolution. You must have closure on these particular issues before you can step into the next phase of experience. Cooperate with the events that will remove the burden that you have carried, be released, and celebrate your liberty.
February 17, 2005: Set a watch for the distractions that will keep you from being focused. Take the time and make the effort to establish yourself and your work under My authority. For, that which I have given you to do, I have also equipped, prepared, and anointed you to accomplish. Take the necessary steps to move forward, but do so in the confidence of My empowerment. Do not be afraid to step out of the confines of old mindsets and limitations. I will be with you as you break out of the box, says the Lord.
February 16, 2005: Be strong and maintain a sound mind and clear vision, for the enemy has launched an attack against you to bring fear and confusion. You must be diligent to take your thoughts captive and not allow your imagination to run wild. It is imperative that you remain focused and steadfast, not deviating from the truth of My Word, says the Lord. This attack is like guerilla warfare as the enemy carries out assignments of harassment and sabotage. Set a watch and be diligent to stand against this assault, for you will easily overcome by exercising faith.
February 15, 2005: I speak to those who feel like you have lost control. Things have not gone as you had planned. But, you can now rejoice because your plan was not according to My wisdom. For, My thoughts are higher than your thoughts. Give up your burdens, and let Me have your disappointments. Allow Me to direct your steps and give you a new beginning. I will take the ruins of your life and build you into an everlasting dwelling place for My presence. Yield to this great work, and you will not be disappointed. Isaiah 55:8-9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
February 14, 2005: Beloved, you are not out of the woods yet, but if you continue to press through, you will find a new-found sense of freedom that will never diminish. Be strong. Refuse the temptation to believe the lies of the enemy that would produce discouragement. You have come too far to sit down or go back. I am still with you and for you. I will lead you in the way you should go and direct every step. Do not be afraid. Trust Me, says the Lord.
February 11, 2005: If you will press in to seek Me for answers, says the Lord, I will reveal keys that will provide the breakthrough you have desired. You have tried many possible solutions to the problems you have faced, but these solutions, based on man's wisdom and your own intellect, have failed you. Now is the time when the illusions will be swept away, and truth will break forth as the morning sun. But you must ask, believing that you will receive My wisdom. Matthew 7:7-8 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
February 10, 2005: Come let us reason together, says the Lord. I have made promises and given you hope. I have spoken to you about your current condition, and have given you a glimpse of what you can expect in the days ahead. Yet, you have allowed the enemy to saddle you with a feeling of despair and discouragement. I tell you the truth, this is nothing but temptation to wallow in fear and self-pity. Refuse to allow this attack a place to manifest; there is no truth or substance to these feelings. Arise, shake yourself awake, and go out with joy! Isaiah 55:12 "You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace, the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you."
February 9, 2005: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." The past is gone, complete with its failures, disappointments, and hopelessness. Now is the time to enter into a bright new day when all the promises of God through you are yes and amen. I will perform all that will bring glory to My kingdom through you, My people. Yours is to cooperate with that work in a spirit of expectation and great joy, for truly the joy of the Lord is your strength.
February 8, 2005: Beloved, you are entering a time of building up, for the season of destruction and desolation has come to a close. There are areas of your life that have been devastated and left in a state of disrepair. I know you have felt ravaged and overwhelmed, but now you must stop and evaluate the damage, and put your disappointment behind you as you prepare to rebuild. Do not be afraid to pick up the pieces and make something beautiful from them, for certainly I am with you to strengthen you and give you great wisdom as you forge ahead.
February 7, 2005: Set your feet, square your shoulders, stand tall and straight. Rise up with courage and boldness against the work of the enemy. He has violated your boundaries and taken enough territory. Go forth in great determination and refuse to allow him to intimidate you. Enough is enough. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
February 4, 2005: Minor adjustments at this time will keep you on course and reap great benefits in the long run. Do a brief but careful examination of what is working for you and what is not working. Cut your losses short. This is no time to flail a dead horse. Stick with those things that hold promise, and strive to be spiritually minded. Measure what you think and do by the Word, and release whatever does not measure up. Let your eternal focus rule current actions.
February 3, 2005: You have experienced a minor setback; no reason to become discouraged or to lose hope. Quiet yourself and keep pressing through this time of difficulty. Don't overreact to your circumstances at this time. These are fleeting moments, and your overreaction will only complicate matters. Take a deep breath and wait this one out. Soon you will know for sure that you are on solid spiritual ground and that even this will work out for your good. Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
February 2, 2005: Take your time. There are things that require attention, but I lead, says the Lord, and never push. You can afford the luxury of being thorough and being sure of your interaction with every issue. Refuse to be railroaded into hasty decisions by external pressure. I truly have called you to rest, and I will give you wisdom and direct your steps. Proceed slowly and surely.
February 1, 2005: Yor cries have come up before My face questioning what you have done wrong. I tell you truly, that this condemnation has come through the enemy. Don't think about what you might have done wrong, but find solace in what you have done right. You have been obedient to do what I have set before you. You have shared My word without compromise, fear or regret. You have worshiped in the secret place of the Most High. You have done your best to walk in the Spirit, and separation always occurs in the battle between flesh and Spirit. Do not lament.