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December 29, 2006:  Consider the situations where you are having difficulty pushing through to your desired end.  You must await My leading, for surely I will go before you to clear the way.  This is not only a matter of timing, but you need to wait for further information that you have not yet received.  Be patient and refuse to fret and stew over these matters; I am with you to perfect those things that concern you.  Psalms 40:1  I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

December 28, 2006:  The wind of My Spirit is blowing, says the Lord, and My desire is that you move with the Wind.  But, as you catch the breeze, let your awareness be heightened because I want you to understand what you see and hear in the spirit realm.  The more you know and understand, the stronger your faith will become.  And, My eyes search to and fro throughout the whole earth to find the people of faith -- those who trust me implicitly; those I can call My very own.  John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

December 27, 2006:  Step into the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Allow Me to direct your every step, and I will move you into My perfect will and fulfill My purposes in your life.  Fear will hinder the liberty of this free-flow, so you must release all anxiety and apprehension and establish yourself in this divine flow through trusting Me with every detail of your experiences.  Fear not, for I am with you!  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

December 26, 2006:  Give ear and listen, My people.  Quiet your souls and be attentive, for I am about to speak to every heart that is ready to receive My word.   You are entering a new day in the course of time and history, and I will pour out My wisdom where there is room for it to be received.  I will show you the way of your destiny if you can accept it.  I will give you a blueprint for blessing if you will hold it loosely and not make it your idol.  I have opened the windows of heaven and will pour out on you if you will release your own desires and let go of your need to control your own destiny.  Put your trust in Me, and you will be able to partake of My goodness in abundance, says the Lord.  Malachi 3:10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to contain it.

December 25, 2006:  Come to Me, says the Lord, and find rest for your weary soul.  The days have been hectic, but now you can take this time to rest, reflect and recuperate.  Find your strength and comfort in Me.  I will open a new door of hope to you, and you will find peace and rejoice again.  Hosea 2:14-16 "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her.  I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.  And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, "That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’  and no longer call Me ‘My Master."
 

December 22, 2006:  Let your heart be prepared to always have a hearty "amen and amen" to My word, to My instructions, and to My wisdom, says the Lord.  Never hesitate to accept My truth and guidance even when your circumstances seem to be beyond help.  The difficulty of a situation never alters truth, nor does it negate My word or power to bring you through.  Refuse to allow fear or discouragement to cause your faith to be ineffective.  2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

December 21, 2006:  Make a concerted effort to be aware of your thoughts and to defeat the spirit of fear.  Worry will not help the situation at all.  Instead, make a quality decision to trust Me with everything that concerns you, and wait for My leading.  Otherwise, you will find yourself to be double-minded and stuck -- not being able to make any progress.  Certainly I will lead you out of this valley of ambiguity, but I will do it in the best and most simple and effective way possible according to My will and judgment, says the Lord.  Trust Me!  Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

December 20, 2006:  You've heard the phrase, "Tis the season to be jolly,"  but I also say to you that it is the season to be rejected.  Refuse to allow the enemy to use what people say or do to offend you, for this will certainly manifest as rejection and a sense of condemnation.  Do not receive it!  Know that I am for you and with you and that My love for you will never die, says the Lord.  Set your heart to be at peace regardless of your circumstances.  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.

December 19, 2006:  Beloved, if you will be quiet before Me, you will know that I am doing a work of softening your heart again and stirring up your love for Me.  The cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches have caused your heart to be like fallow ground, which needs to be broken up so that you can receive the seed of My word and allow it to bring forth spiritual fruit.  And, I speak to many, your Christian experience has become only a shadow and remembrance of true love and fellowship and now manifests as religious work and performance rather than an expression of My love, says the Lord.  Yield to this very important work, and let your heart be like clay in the hands of the Potter.  Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

December 18, 2006:  You are entering a short time frame when you can tie up loose ends and come to a place of clarity and order.  There will be a sense of release and relief as you are unburdened of things that have been problematic in many ways in both the natural and spiritual realms.  Take a brief respite before you enter a new phase of productivity.  Rest in Me, says the Lord.  Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

December 15, 2006:  Set a watch and be on guard against a sense of being disoriented.  The devil is trying to send confusion into My camp, says the Lord.  I am not the author of confusion, but of peace.  My peace will guard your heart and mind.  But, I tell you honestly that it is time for you, My people, to rise up and send confusion into the enemy's camp.   Psalms 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion who rejoice at my hurt; let them be clothed with shame and dishonor who exalt themselves against me.

December 14, 2006:  Remember your former days when the zeal of the Lord enflamed your heart?  Refuse to allow the enemy to cause you to walk away from your first Love and your desire to fulfill your calling, for the devil is doing his work to steal your commitment to Me.  Hold fast!  Stir the coals and feed the flame.  Be renewed in your strength to run the spiritual race, reach the goal, and win the Prize.  Shake yourself awake and be diligent to keep your love for Me alive, says the Lord.  Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

December 13, 2006:  Wake up, look up and come up into My presence, says the Lord.   Leave the dark shadows of negative thinking behind, and come into the bright sunshine of righteousness and truth.  Refuse to allow the enemy to draw you into the deep darkness of his oppression.  Rise up with a shout of praise and a voice of thanksgiving.  This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice!  Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

December 12, 2006:  Watch for the temptation to allow subtle, nagging feelings of discouragement and failure to undermine your position of faith and joy.  This is what drains the life out of you and causes your focus to shift from God consciousness to self-consciousness.  Take the time to trace these feelings to their root, and you will find that the enemy has deposited a lie that will undermine your spiritual well-being.  Come back to the truth of My Word and remember My love for you, knowing that I have extended great grace and mercy towards you, and I have surrounded you with favor as with a shield, says the Lord.  Song of Solomon 2:15a Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines.
 

December 11, 2006:  Beloved, I want to renew covenant with you, which is a renewal of our betrothal to one another, says the Lord.  You are My Bride, and I call you to a time of restating and re-establishing your covenant intentions.  Take this time to rededicate yourself to this mutual promise of  eternal union with Me, and let the glory of our unity be your crown.   John 17:22-22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:  I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me."

December 8, 2006:  I am tearing down self-righteousness and religious facades.  Yield to this deep and profound work that I am doing in you.  You once needed the law as a tutor, but I am calling you to walk in the grace and liberty that has been afforded you.  You will find greater freedom of expression of faith as you experience a more genuine relationship with Me.  Release yourself into this new dimension of joy, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

December 7, 2006:  Refuse to allow frustration to steal your peace or cloud your vision and clarity.  This time calls for patience, perseverance and humility.  You will have a tendency to take matters into your own hands and force the issue, but that is not your best course of action.  Do not kick against the goads.  Rather, make it a matter of prayer, and trust that I will make a way through this maze.  I will also show you the way and bring these things to completion, says the Lord.  James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

December 6, 2006:  Watch your back.  The devil is a liar and will stir up people to secretly undermine your position and to deceive.  Things are not necessarily what they seem to be.  Take nothing at face value, and stay under My protection by being sensitive to My Spirit.  I will reveal things that are hidden and bring light to schemes shrouded in darkness.  Trust Me for the wisdom and guidance that you need, says the Lord.  Psalm 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,  nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.  Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.

December 5, 2006:  Beloved, it is your faithfulness and obedience that will open the door to blessings in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Be diligent to do all that I ask.  Be wise with what I have given you, and seek Me for wisdom and good counsel.  I will reveal My purposes to you in all things if you will ask.  And, I will guide you in the way of prosperity when you yield to My directives.  Luke 12:42-44 And the Lord said, "Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has."

December 4, 2006:  I had a vision of someone coming up against an invisible shield and bouncing off it as he kept trying to find a way through.  And, the Lord says, I declare to you new things.  Before they spring forth I tell you of them.  You have been hindered and even at times immobilized by hindering forces.  But, I now give you the grace and the wisdom to know how to break through.  I declare a season of breakthrough, and I will show you the way and actually lead you through the door to victory.

December 1, 2006:  As you draw close to Me, says the Lord, I will release a joy that only comes when you know Me and trust Me to bring you through every situation in victory.  Do not fear or be dismayed at the things that seem to work against you.  All things indeed work together for your ultimate good.  I say again, do not be afraid, and do not worry.   There is nothing that I do not know about your circumstances.   There is no reason for you to feel alone or abandoned, for I am with you, and I am for you.  Psalm 139:7-14   Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall  on me," even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
 

 

November 30, 2006:  Beloved, I continue to bring you along the path of simplicity, and will repeatedly show you ways to break down complexities.  I am teaching you more effective ways to do things, and your thinking process will continue to become more efficient.  When confusion threatens to swallow you up, you must be still and ask for wisdom, for I will certainly give what you ask.  I will show you the most excellent way in all things when you seek Me earnestly, says the Lord.  Colossians 4:2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving."

November 29, 2006:  Come to Me, says the Lord, and behold My face.  Hear My voice.  For, I am pouring out My Spirit and giving wisdom and insight.  I will show you things to come, but you must quiet your soul.  Do not filter what I tell you through your own desires, but allow what I say to you stand in purity and holiness without being tainted by flesh.  Truly, My word to you is holy and righteous and will direct your steps in your progression of divine destiny.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

November 28, 2006:  The enemy has loosed hindering spirits against you so that everything you try to accomplish takes greater effort and concentration.  Do not believe the devil when he tries to convince you that you are inferior or just plain stupid.  Refuse the condemnation that he brings.  Instead, bind his work against you and command this attack to cease.  Wage a good warfare, 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.

November 27, 2006:  In a vision I saw six angels flying low above a road.  They were in a similar  "v" formation to that of geese.  They had long flowing robes of white, and each blew a long, silver trumpet.  I sensed that this was a very joyful occasion, and on the road was a lone individual walking on the road and leaping and dancing and praising God because the way has been opened with God's angels leading the way.  As I watched this journeyman expressing his joy, there were people coming out of the forest from both sides of the road to join him in praise.  These people had been hidden in the obscurity of the forest, but were now coming out into the open because they knew that way had been made for their long-awaited promises to be fulfilled.  Soon I saw an entire company of people leaping and dancing and praising God for His goodness. 

November 24, 2006:  My eyes search to and fro throughout the whole earth to find those who will put aside their distractions and develop a listening ear.  I want you to hear My voice.  I have many things to say as I direct your steps and show you the way.  You are living in a perilous age, and it is imperative that you not stray from the safety of My path at this time.  Draw near to Me and listen carefully to My instructions, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:9 "Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."

November 23, 2006:  You have asked for wisdom.  You have asked that I reveal that which was hidden from your knowledge and understanding.  Now, I say, open your eyes to see the things that have not been clear.  For, I have heard your prayers and have brought the clarity necessary for you to comprehend, says the Lord.  Rejoice in this place of greater insight and discernment, and rest in the assurance that I truly am with you in all things.  Mark 4:22 "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light."

November 22, 2006:  I have blown the trumpet, says the Lord, and I have sounded the alarm.  It is time for you to awaken from a complacent sleep to see and know the enemy's tactics.  Arise now and be alert to the subtle attacks against you, particularly to get you to lose hope and to give up.  For, certainly, if the enemy can disable you in this way he has no trouble overcoming you.  But, it is not My will that you be overcome by the devil, but that you overcome him at every opportunity and in every situation and circumstance.  Rise up and make a quick end of his devices and lies designed to disable you.  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

November 21, 2006:  Beloved, now is the time to rise above the darkness that tries to engulf you.  The ultimate price was paid at the Cross of Calvary for your salvation, deliverance and healing.  Be renewed in hope and receive by faith the promises afforded you, says the Lord.  You have two choices; you can either give up and accept certain defeat, or you can  overcome and gain the victory.  Psalms 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

November 20, 2006:  In a dream I saw a young man sitting on a chair up against a wall.  I walked toward him and offered to help him, but he refused my offer and told me that his condition was terminal and that he only had two weeks to live.  As I studied his body language and his face, I knew that he had given up.  I also knew that this was the work of the devil to kill him.  I found myself involuntarily proclaiming to him, "You will live and not die, and you will declare the glory of God."  Then, I began to rebuke the spirit of death and bind the powers of the enemy to steal, kill and destroy the life of this young man.  As I did so, I could see life beginning to come into him again, and I knew the devil was defeated.  When I awoke, I realized that we, the Body of Christ, need to call people forth (those who have given up) from death to life and to do battle on their behalf so that they might rise up and begin again.  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."
 

November 17, 2006:  Come to Me, says the Lord, and I will reveal solutions to your difficult problems.  Do not come with a heart of anxiety and fear, however.  Rather, quiet your emotions and be still.  Then, I will lead you by a path that you have not considered and bring you to the valley of peace where you will gain greater insights and perspective.  That which has been shrouded in darkness will now be illuminated, and you will see clearly what needs to be done.  Proverbs 8:12  "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions."

November 16, 2006:  You've come a long way.  Your journey has been fraught with unexpected challenges, fierce battles, and suffering for My name's sake.  Yet, you have had great victories in the midst of your fiery trials.  Take this moment in time to reflect on the greatness of your God, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever.  This is the pause that refreshes, and your worship will strengthen you for your continued pilgrimage, says the Lord.  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.

November 15, 2006:  In a dream I was driving a Jeep over an old, narrow, dirt road.  It was very dangerous with steep embankments and narrow curves.  As I passed over a particularly treacherous stretch of road, I looked in my rear-view mirror to see the road disintegrate leaving only a deep, rocky ravine.  I knew at that moment that it would be impossible to ever travel that road again.  As I search for another route, I found a newer road, considerably wider with fewer curves and bumps, and it was much safer.  I was delighted to find a more pleasant road to travel.  And, the Lord said, "You will leave the past behind and never go back again.  I am bringing you by ways you have not known, and I will show you paths that you have not taken.  You will prosper in all that I have given you to do."  Isaiah 40:3-5  The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
 

November 14, 2006:  Beloved, there is no presumption apart from pride.  These are things that must be eradicated from your life if you are to be freely moved by the power of My Spirit, the Spirit of Truth.  I will begin to show you the instances in your life when you are making false assumptions or presuming, which will afford you opportunities to repent and overcome.   Do not resist this important process by trying to defend a position of error.  The quicker you admit your mistakes, the sooner you will be free from pride and presumption.  Be willing to take correction, says the Lord.  Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."

November 13, 2006:  I have admonished you in past seasons to throw down your rocks, the stones you throw at others by way of accusation.  And, today I tell you to pull off your masks.  It is time for you, My people, to stop pretending to be what you are not.  If you are going to step into the bounty of My blessings you must do so honestly by putting away all manner of deception and pretense.   The days of feigned Christianity, role-playing, and performance must come to an end in the natural realm before the path will open to spiritual reality, says the Lord.  Matthew 23:14 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.

November 10, 2006:  Carefully consider all plans and propositions, and wait for Me to confirm your direction, says the Lord.  Do not be hasty in making important, life-changing decisions.  Be patient and wait for the path to open before you.  Charging out ahead of My preparation could be disastrous.  This is no time to force any issue.  Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.

November 9, 2006:  I have made a way in the wilderness, a path in your desert, that will lead to your destiny.  You can choose to not move forward and stay where you are, or you can take the first step and then one step at a time after that in achieving your purpose in My kingdom, says the Lord.  You are virtually at a crossroads, and things will never be the same again.  You have choices to make; be wise, and follow My leading in every situation.  Seek Me for direction and wisdom, and I will show you the way.  Do not be afraid.  Psalms 78:52 But He made His own people go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

November 8, 2006:  Many of My servants who have struggled to leave the difficulties of the past behind will now be able to do so, says the Lord.  All you have to do is make the decision to let it go.  You may have to quickly review the past, however, before releasing it.  The outcome of this decision is not your responsibility, for you will not have to exert your own energy.  Rather let the flow of My Spirit carry you into a new cycle of life as you enter a season of progression.  Go forth in 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.

November 7, 2006:  Beloved, if you will stay alert and keep your concentration you will quickly see every scheme of the enemy.  This will enable you to rise up in victory over every attack against you.  Again, I  tell you that you must stay focused or you will be blindsided, taken off guard, and will have to struggle to regain your composure and spiritual equilibrium.  Be watchful and stay ready, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

November 6, 2006:  Your pace is about to be quickened, as you move forward by design into My plans and purposes for your life.  By My grace, says the Lord, I will give you strength for the journey.  Even in the midst of trials and tribulations, I will release the gift of joy in your heart.  In this process, don't forget the order of your priorities.  Take the time to worship, for your devotion will establish the foundation of your stability and peace.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

November 3, 2006:  Beloved, you are My mouth, My hands, My arms, My feet, My eyes and ears.  You are My Body, and I will manifest My Spirit through you in the mundane and the extraordinary events of your life.  Yield to My presence and  the work of My Spirit.  Be sensitive to My leading, and do not underestimate even the smallest demonstration of My power and purpose.  Then, give honor where honor is due.  Remember that I will not share My glory with any man, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:6-9  "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house.  I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another,  nor My praise to carved images.  Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."

November 2, 2006:  There is a mighty cleansing tide flowing through the very fiber of your life.  It will wash away the debris in areas of your life that have remained virtually untouched for a very long time.  And, it will be as though some things that have represented stability will suddenly be shaken or removed.  However, do not be afraid, for these things must take place in order to make room for the next phase of development.  Remember that I am your foundation and the source of your supply.  Your trust must be in Me, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

November 1, 2006:  Refuse to become disappointed and discouraged when things do not turn out exactly as you planned.  My ways are higher than your ways, says the Lord, and there are lessons for you to learn that will not only serve you for a lifetime, but for eternity, which is a far greater weight of glory than getting your own way.  Come into a place of peace, and trust Me that I am working all things for your highest good.  Let your faith arise to embrace divine order whether or not it satisfies your short-term desires.  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

 

October 31, 2006:  Watch for the devil to bring up your flaws and failures in order to taunt you.  His purpose is to cause you to spiral downward in condemnation.  And, I tell you that none of your mistakes or failures move Me away from mercy and compassion for you, My beloved, says the Lord.  I am still your very present help in times of trouble, and I will guide you through this time of both inward and outward accusation and bring you out in great victory.  You must not believe the devil's lies.  Psalms 145:8 The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy.

October 30, 2006:  Be on guard, for things that have come up for you to deal with again and again in the past will try to pull you down once again.  The devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, and his current aim is to get you so distracted with the issues of life that you lose your peace and your focus.  Refuse to give in  to the temptation to open the door to the enemy for even a moment.  Guard your gates, especially your ear gates, and refuse to be drawn in, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
 

October 27, 2006:  Watch for and take advantage of opportunities to phase out that which is no longer beneficial to you, and prepare to move forward into simplicity and efficiency.  Carefully evaluate everything that has become a distraction and hindrance to your life in the Spirit.  Moving into this new season will require modification on many levels.  Be flexible enough to alter your course of action, for certainly your obedience will bring greater freedom.  Be fearless in facing into the winds of change, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

October 26, 2006:  Rejoice, for I am doing a great work of bringing light where there is darkness.  I will reveal the places of fantasy, presumption, and fraud that have drawn you into deception.  Be open and receive the light and correction that comes as the result of this revelation.  And, I speak to many who have been distracted and sidetracked from your true destiny because you have followed your own imagination instead of staying on the path of truth and spiritual purity.  Now is the time when you can get back on course, says the Lord.   Psalms 18:28 For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

October 25, 2006:  Be still and know that I am God; know that I am directing your steps and leading you in the path of righteousness.  I say this because the enemy is causing you to doubt your veracity by clouding your vision and your ability to perceive the truth.  There is an undermining of your sense of effectiveness and accuracy in seeing, hearing and discerning by My Spirit. Refuse to allow your emotional responses to create even more confusion.  Again I say, be still, and let there be no conflict between soul and spirit.  This darkness is momentary, and the light will dawn as soon as you rise above the fear of your circumstances and trust Me again, says the Lord.  Psalms 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

October 24, 2006:  Beloved, the enemy is creating situations and circumstances in your life for the purpose of causing you to be overwhelmed.  Refuse to give in to the feelings that you do not have what it takes to gain your objectives.  Take one day at a time, or even one hour at a time, and do what you can do without thinking of what you cannot do to meet the demands of the moment.  The truth is that I am well able to do through you what you are not able to accomplish on your own, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

October 23, 2006:  I had a vision of fire burning in the sky or heavenlies.  They were flames of fire that were on the move, not staying in once place, and I could see no fuel for these flames to consume.  And, I asked the Lord, "What does this mean?"  And, He said:  These are not natural fires that need natural fuel to burn.  No, these are supernatural fires that have not yet reached the realm of the earth, for they are still above in the realm of the Spirit..  When these fires touch down, they will not consume you; they will purify you as you yield to the Holy flame.  Do not resist this fire of purification, for certainly I am with you even in this fire, says the Lord.  Luke 12:49 "I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!"

October 20, 2006:  Expect the unexpected, for I will lead you in a path that you have not known, nor could you  have imagined.  Yield to My Spirit, and I will show you things and reveal that which has been hidden from your eyes.  I am your very present help in times of trouble; seek Me for the answers you need to resolve difficult issues.  Trust Me, for I am for you and with you, says the Lord.  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.

October 19, 2006:  Keep your heart pure before Me, says the Lord.  The lesson of these days is to learn to rise above your carnal nature in order to keep from drowning in your emotional responses to your circumstances, situations, and people.  Rise up in the Spirit, and maintain a single focus.  It is impossible to walk in the Spirit and in the flesh at the same time.  Come into complete agreement with Me, and let me reveal true spiritual insight to you where there is no prejudice or deception.  Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

October 18, 2006:  Refuse to be pushed into anything without giving it careful consideration.  Take your time, and be still so that you can sense My leading, says the Lord.  Remember that the enemy is usually behind the pressure for you to make snap decisions.  Take one step at a time and be sure of your footing so that you can maintain emotional and spiritual stability and balance even in times of transition.  Proverbs 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

October 17, 2006: Beloved, beware of trying to find fulfillment in anything or anyone other than Me, says the Lord. To do so will only result in foolishness and disappointment. Be aware that the enemy is doing all he can to distract and seduce you. If the devil can rearrange your priorities, he can draw you away from your First Love. Guard against all fantasy and presumption.   Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

October 16, 2006:  I could hear in the Spirit the sound of a blacksmith striking an anvil.  And I was suddenly reminded of Isaiah 54:16-17 "Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy. 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.  And, I heard Him reiterate that NO weapon formed against us will prosper.  Not one enemy shall be able to stand against the servants of the Lord.
 

October 13, 2006:  Make the right choices to get your heart right before Me, says the Lord.  Your desert experience has its roots in rejection, bitterness, and unforgiveness.  I tell you truly that you cannot ride out of your desert until you release everyone and everything from the past.  This is a time when you can once and for all be done with all injustice and reproach and move ahead in My plans and purposes.  You will not regret making choices for freedom -- yours and theirs.  Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

October 12, 2006:  Beloved, the enemy is trying to separate you from others by rejection established through misunderstandings and offense.  This is the devil's bate.  Don't bite!  Forgive immediately everything that puts you on the defensive.  Develop a generous attitude toward others by giving them the benefit of the doubt, regardless of the situation.  You can choose to win this spiritual battle with a godly attitude, says the Lord.  Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

October 11, 2006:  You must quiet your soul and withdraw from turmoil and chaos, for certainly your emotions, if not brought under the control, will lead you in a path of delusion.  Your decision-making process will be flawed until you come to the place of peace where your discernment can come forth with clarity and precision.  You must not fret or worry.   Trust Me that I am with you and for you, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

October 10, 2006:  You have entered a new spiritual season that is as yet unexplored.  Do not become alarmed if you  feel somewhat insecure or strange.  And, do not take your feelings seriously at this time, for it  will only last for a brief time as you make a transition into the newness of the season.  Watch for events that come about suddenly that have the elements of being life-changing, and do not be afraid to explore unusual possibilities, says the Lord.  Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

October 9, 2006:  I had a vision of a stage with Japanese players with their faces painted white.  The stage was lit, but all around it was dark.  They ran back and forth from one edge of the platform to the other with hands shading their eyes as they strained to see what was in the darkness.  They were  frantically searching to see and to know the future, but it was hidden from them.  Their energy was totally focused on what they could not see.  Then, as I watched, instead of continuing to fret they began to use that same energy to be productive where they were within the boundaries of the light they had.  Suddenly, joy came, and peace settled them.  And, the Lord said that it is the same with us.  We can do nothing about the past, and we cannot live in the future.  We only have today.  James 4:13-16 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.  Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."  But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

October 6, 2006:  Establish yourself in divine order and in My spiritual flow through obedience to do all that I set before you day by day, and you will be led by My Spirit in all things.  When you are moved by your carnal nature and your own desires instead of being sensitive to My leading, you will find yourself in a struggle to discern My direction and to know My will.  Once you enter the divine flow, be diligent to stay in it, for there you will find the anointing of ease, says the Lord.   Matthew 11:29-30 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

October 5, 2006:  I have already admonished you to leave the past behind.  Do not forget that you must let go before you can progress.    Ponder and discern that which is no longer useful to you.  Release everything that has outlived it's relevance to spiritual progression.  If you try to hang on to things that need to be released, they will become a hindrance to you as you begin to move ahead into the season that is before you.  Be determined, decisive, and resolute, says the Lord.  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 4, 2006:  Beloved, I have joined you with others of like mind because there is strength in numbers, and no man should walk alone.  Continue in fellowship in order to encourage and exhort one another to excellence of spirit.  And, I say, what I have joined together let no man or devil put asunder, for the enemy is trying to bring about divisions that will disperse and scatter My people.  Set a watch and refuse to allow this dispersion, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.

October 3, 2006:  Come to Me, says the Lord, with your heart gently focused.  Be still and know that I am God.  Come in quiet submission, and release your concerns to Me.  I cannot take from you what you are unwilling to give.  Your sacrifice  of prayer must be pure in that it must not be blemished with  worry and unbelief.   Come to Me in absolute faith that I do hear and answer prayer.  Ezekiel 46:13 "You shall daily make a burnt offering to the LORD of a lamb of the first year without blemish; you shall prepare it every morning."

October 2, 2006:  Refuse to allow the enemy to take you back into old places of defeat, for he will certainly do his best to re-establish himself again.  But you, Beloved, have gained some victories and taken back territory where the devil had established his strongholds.  Now is the time when you can establish your own strongholds of righteousness that will be not be easily penetrated.  I am your Rock, your Fortress, your High Tower, and your Stronghold, says the Lord.  Find your safety in Me.  Psalms 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

 

September 29, 2006:  I am releasing fresh revelation to you, My people, and now is the time to deal with everything that would hinder you from receiving and believing what is about to come forth.  I will convict your heart of those things that you need to let go of in preparation for revelation.  My word is fluid and boundless, and it flows and fills those whose hearts are open and pure.  Isaiah 48:6-11  "You have heard; see all this. and will you not declare it? I have made you hear new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them. They are created now and not from the beginning; And before this day you have not heard them, lest you should say, ‘Of course I knew them.’  Surely you did not hear, surely you did not know; surely from long ago your ear was not opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb.  For My name’s sake I will defer My anger, and for My praise I will restrain it from you, so that I do not cut you off.   Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.  For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; for how should My name be profaned? And I will not give My glory to another."
 

September 28, 2006:  Beloved, I want you to learn to walk in My sufficiency.  You are not alone or on your own because I am with you to help you, to guide you, to strengthen and support you.  I am enough, says the Lord.  But, you must recognize that I am your help in times of trouble and need and that you must look to Me.  If you don't ask and then rely on Me, you will try to get by on your own, natural strength and abilities, which are insufficient for what you've been given to do.  Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

September 27, 2006:  Listen quietly for My still small voice, for I will speak to your heart and bring very clear direction.  I say again, listen quietly, for you cannot hear Me when you are in chaos and turmoil.  You cannot be in fear and trust Me at the same time, says the Lord.  Decide now to move into that place of calm and resolute trust, and I will stabilize you right here and now and give you the necessary instructions to move on.  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.
 

September 26, 2006:  Beloved, I tell you honestly (for I am God who cannot lie) that I am with you!  I know what you have gone through and what you are currently facing.  Refuse to be overwhelmed with the things that you must consider at this time, but rather be My brave-heart, and yield totally to the moving of My Spirit.  For, certainly, I will move you to  a place closer to Me where you will abide in peace.  Trust Me completely and you will come through this time with ease, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

September 25, 2006:  The world is about to experience its greatest turmoil in the history of man, and you can expect to see extreme volatility with regard to all natural and human resources.  But herein lies a great mystery of My kingdom.  There is a division and widening chasm between My kingdom and the kingdoms of the world.  Those who put their trust in the political and economic systems will find themselves on a roller-coaster ride with many ups and downs, and many will be ruined beyond recovery on this wild ride.  But, even in the midst of wars and rumors of terrorism, you will find more peace than you have ever known as you draw near to Me and abide in Me, says the Lord.  You will find your stability and hope in Me and will not be afraid.  Many will be tempted to go back to old, familiar and comfortable places and seek worldly comfort instead of moving forward in the Kingdom of God. 

Isaiah 31:1  Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!

As you walk with Me and trust Me, I will direct every step and bring about a sense of fulfillment that you never thought possible.  You will gain spiritual perspective, which will elevate hope and promises over the dread of failure and loss.  You will rise above that place of being a victim of circumstances when you truly believe that you are already seated with Me in heavenly places, says the Lord. 

Again, in this season, I admonish you to let go of the past in order to ready yourself for what is before you. 

Your future is not in the rear-view mirror!  Much healing will come as you push ahead.

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 areahead
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Look beyond difficult situations to see that all things work together for your good.  Youare strengthened

through the exercise of your faith and made fit through adversity. Victory is exhilarating! Expect to overcome

and win. 

Whining is NOT anointed!  J

Sudden and unexpected opportunities will arise that will produce extraordinary results, but you must weigh your decisions carefully and seek Me for wisdom.  Remember that Satan can also present opportunities that are designed to take you down a path that will produce spiritual, emotional, and financial ruin.  Test the spirits.

I will begin to reveal the stark contrast between presumption, which is based on pride, deception, and assumptions, and My true course of blessings.  I will not be mocked, says the Lord, and I will never cause lies to become the truth.  Seek Me for truth and wisdom apart from your flesh desires, and I will not disappoint you.

To those who have honored Me with your faithfulness, I say, I will reward you exceedingly, abundantly above all that you could think or ask.  You will not be disappointed.

Ephesians 3:20-21  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

September 22, 2006:  Do not be surprised when you find yourself challenged by the attitudes and behaviors of those around you.  This will be a test of your tolerance and give you an opportunity to decide whether they are  your business or not.  Exercise kindness and gentleness in your responses to others, and leave the rest to Me, says the Lord.  You have the power to create either division or unity by whether you value those around you or not.  Stay alert!  Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
 

September 21, 2006:  Be very attentive to the leading of My Spirit; when in doubt wait quietly until you sense My peace that surpasses your own understanding.  Refuse to allow fear to rule your heart and mind, for certainly I will surround you with a hedge of protection and give My angels charge over you.  And, I will guide you with My eye, says the Lord.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

September 20, 2006:  Beloved, there is no need to panic or lose your peace.  When things don't seem to be falling into place, trust Me.  I truly am with you, says the Lord, to lead you through every stressful situation.  Quiet your soul.  Take a deep breath and rest in My presence.   Seek Me until you have clear direction, and resist the temptation to move ahead without adequate knowledge or preparation.  Again, you must trust Me at this time.  Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.

September 19, 2006:  Set a watch for sudden challenges that present opportunities to succumb to negative reactions to current circumstances.   The devil would love to come through the open door provided by frustration, insecurity, pride and impatience.  Take the time necessary to calm yourself down before responding impulsively or making hasty decisions.  This is a time to silence your flesh in the midst of every fiery trial, says the Lord.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

September 18, 2006:  You are born of My Spirit, says the Lord, so you will be aware that I am moving you and positioning you in the realm of the spirit if you quiet yourself and discern My leading.  To become vigilant and maintain awareness requires that you quiet your mind and emotions.  You must be still to know that I am with you, directing your steps.  Psalms 4:4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.

September 15, 2006:  Beloved you are living in perilous times, and the enemy does stalk you as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.  Therefore, you must stay close to Me, says the Lord.  Draw near with full assurance that I am your fortress, your place of protection, and you can find refuge and safety in Me.  Do not be afraid, but be vigilant to avoid danger.  Psalm 91:1-4 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
 

September 14, 2006:  Refuse to give up any ground to the enemy on any level.  Discouragement will cause you to settle for less than is rightfully yours whether physically, emotionally, financially or spiritually.  Now is the time to make a decision to stand your ground.  And, behold, I am with you to strengthen, establish, and settle you in what I have promised and given to you, says the Lord.  2 Samuel 23:11b-12 The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. Then the people fled from the Philistines.  But he (Shammah) stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. And the LORD brought about a great victory.

September 13, 2006:  I call you to awaken!  Shake off the silencing mantle of rejection and disappointment.  And, I hear many of you saying, "I am too wounded to go on.  I will go back."  But, I say to you,  what will you go back to?  Where will you go?  And, what will you do that will produce contentment apart from Me?  Your choice to not go on will only produce spiritual darkness and death.  If you will seek My face at this time in your life, renew your hope and faith, then light will come with freedom and rejoicing, says the Lord.   Rise up and fight the despair and darkness that threaten to engulf you.  Be a warrior!  1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

September 12, 2006:  Beloved, regardless of your circumstances you must trust Me, says the Lord.  There is no help apart from Me and no wisdom apart from My Spirit.  Seek Me with a whole heart and allow Me to direct your steps as you progress.  The enemy is seeking to establish hindrances that will cause you to get stuck right here, but you must not be afraid.  Rather, believe in Me, and allow Me to make a way where there seems to be no way.   I will bring you through this calamity in great, triumphant victory.  Psalms 121:2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

September 11, 2006:  Be alert  for  sudden revelations  that will bring clarity and greater understanding of your kingdom purpose and destiny.  But, with what is revealed comes a responsibility not to worship your destiny, for that would be idolatry.   Your worship must be a pure and humble  expression of loyal devotion to your King.   Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.
 

September 8, 2006:  Stand still and watch in amazement of the work that I will perform to bring resolution to those problems that seem insurmountable to you.  Remember that nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord.  Trust Me to give you wisdom and direct your steps in such a way that you will cooperate with Me whether you know it or not.  I am with you to bring you through these difficult days.  Psalms 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

September 7, 2006:  Beloved, trust Me with the issues that produce oppression and hopelessness.  Certainly if there was anything that you could do to fix it, you would have done so.  The only thing left for you to do is release it to Me, says the Lord.  And, in order to do that you must let go once and for all and move past this point of despair and victimization.  That is the only road to recovery and  victory.  Leave the past behind and move forward into the realm of hope 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.
 

September 6, 2006:  Look forward to significant breakthrough as I lead and guide you in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Victory is assured for those who keep pressing through every challenge.  Weeping may endure in the darkness, but joy comes with the morning light.  Refuse to give up hope.  This long and arduous trail of tears is coming to an end.  Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

September 5, 2006:  Rise above the pressures of daily life to reflect on the goodness of Almighty God.  The seeds that you have sown in the past nine months will now begin to bear fruit and bring forth a harvest.  Take this time to offer up a sacrifice of praise for divine blessings, for certainly your thanksgiving will open a spiritual door for you to receive even greater blessings, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

September 4, 2006:  Look up, for there is an open heaven above you.  I am bringing you into the reality of covenant promises in these days of the latter rain.  And, I will wipe away your tears and wash away the defilement and disappointment of days gone by.  I am going to breathe on you to release resurrection life and liberty.  Encourage yourself and take heart, for this is not the time to sit down or give up.  Move in to the days ahead with new hope and vigor, says the Lord, for I am with you.  Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

September 1, 2006:  Beloved, you are nearing the end of an era when old things are passing away and all things are becoming new.  Even things that are familiar to you will take on an air of  being resurrected to new life.  Let go completely of everything that has outlived its usefulness, for certainly if you refuse to let go it will produce a sense of death and destruction.   Refuse to grieve or mourn for that which is passing away.  As you allow this release you will move into a realm of great freedom and liberty of spirit, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

 

August 31, 2006:  I am transforming you into My image, says the Lord.  For, truly I have begun a good work of sanctification in you, and I will bring that work to completion.  You already know that you cannot perfect yourself and that your carnal nature has  no power to overcome, but My Spirit in you can do all things.  Allow Me to do all that is necessary in you to fulfill your destiny.  Do not be afraid of adversity because I will use it to purify your heart.   Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
 

August 30, 2006:  Beloved, be sensitive to the work of My Spirit in your life.  I am doing a work in your heart, says the Lord, that will bring about a greater freedom from bondage and rejection than you could have ever possibly imagined.   I will bring things to your attention that you need to let go of, and as you release these things to Me I will produce joy and peace that is beyond your understanding.  You have desired and longed for this freedom, and it is now at hand.  Philippians 4:7  The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

August 29, 2006: I am sending sounds and vibrations from heaven and playing you like an instrument for worship. The sounds will not originate with you or in you, but will come upon you to release the power of this season. For, I must prepare you to be an instrument of My resurrection life. Allow My sound to penetrate your entire being. Every part of you is being restored, regenerated, and brought to life and power. Be sensitive and listen. Yield to this process, and allow Me to do this work in you, says the Lord.  Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

August 28, 2006: Beloved, I am allowing this difficult circumstance at this time as an opportunity for you to overcome failure and rejection that still holds a place in your heart. It is a place of weakness that the enemy can exploit unless you face the power of the enemy to keep you in bondage. I call you forth now from bondage to freedom; from death to life; from darkness to light. And, you shall come forth in great and lasting victory. It is time for you to be released from your past once and for all and to be free, says the Lord.  Psalms 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.

August 25, 2006:  I saw in a vision people who were unfamiliar to me, but I knew they were from the same company.  They each began to innumerate their problems to each other.  I stepped in to tell them that if they would ask God, He would hear their prayers and show them the way out of their difficulties.  They all agreed that they believed that God would hear and answer their prayers, but every time they got to a place of actually getting before God to ask Him, they would be distracted and go away without any interaction with the Lord.  This happened over and over and over again.  Then, I heard the Lord tell me that this is the Company of the Redeemed, and many of His people believe that He hears and answers prayer, but they never really come to Him.  Their faith is never activated by seeking His face and asking without doubting His mercy.   Matthew 7:8 "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

August 24, 2006:  I call forth the prophetic voice in the land, says the Lord.  For surely many of you once yielded to the moving of My Spirit and the gift of prophecy, but the enemy has shut your mouth and taken away your prophetic voice.  I say to you, arise from your sleep.  Shake off the dust of rejection, and remove the bonds of infirmity that have disabled you.  Sweep away the cobwebs of confusion, and become alert to My still small voice.  Listen closely, and you will once again hear and speak the words that I give you.  1 Kings 19:11-14 Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.  So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?" And he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life."

August 23, 2006:  Beloved, look beyond the discouragement that you face at this moment, says the Lord.  If you can see beyond it to know that it is only a temporary condition, then you can move past it to see and obtain the victory.   The enemy will do all he can to put just one more thing on you so that you will give up and go down.  But, refuse to allow anything to stop your forward momentum.  Getting through this obstacle will give you the courage and strength for the next challenge.  You need this victory!  2 Corinthians 4:18 We do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
 

August 22, 2006:  I had a vision of God's people hanging their harps on the willow trees like they did when they went into captivity. (Psalm 137:2)  I heard the Lord say, just as surely as My children went into bondage when they lost hope, you have been in mourning and grief over certain things and have allowed the enemy to shut your mouth.  Your joy has ceased.  You have hung your spiritual harp on the willows, but I want you to take it up again and begin to rejoice.  If you will open your mouth, I will fill it.  Take the first step, and I will use you to dispense My truth.  Psalms 81:10 I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
 

August 21, 2006:  Refuse to allow the enemy to question your faith or reduce you to doubt and unbelief.  Only by faith will you receive your promises.  Strengthen your faith by hearing My word again and allowing the truth of what is not seen to overcome the doubts of what you can see at this moment.  Do not give up or allow the devil to steal your potential, says the Lord.  Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

August 18, 2006:  Get ready to move forward with great strength and courage.  Establish yourself in the truth of My Word, and stay alert.  The enemy is a liar and is looking to exploit your vulnerabilities through deception, but you can quite easily survive these attacks if you will set a watch.  Measure everything against the Word and the inner witness of your spirit.  Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.

August 17, 2006:  Once again, in the process of time, you are in a season of preparation.  Take full advantage of every opportunity to prepare yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually for the days ahead of you.  The stability that you learn to possess now will determine how well you are able to move into the fullness of My plans and purposes, says the Lord.  1 Thessalonians 4:4 ...each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor.

August 16, 2006:  I have heard your prayers of repentance for criticizing and judging others, and I have forgiven you.  Yet, I once again hear the grumbling in your hearts, one towards another; I speak to those who are Mine.    I tell you honestly that this practice comes from a lifetime of rejecting and being rejected and has become a mindset that will take earnest persistence to tear down.   I admonish you once again to forgive completely and love others with a pure and sincere heart.  Yield to My Spirit of love, joy and peace, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:22-26 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self–control. Against such there is no law.  And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
 

August 15, 2006:  Continue to persist and persevere, and you will find that your patience will pay off.  Just when you think you cannot go another step, I will give you the strength and wisdom the press through, says the Lord.  Refuse to give up, for I tell you truly that you are on the verge, the absolute threshold, of a breakthrough.  Be strong and maintain a good attitude in all things.  I have been with you and am still with you in this process.  Hebrews 6:12 Do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

August 14, 2006:  Let go of everything that hinders your progression in the Spirit, says the Lord.  You must consciously cut off even the remembrance of the places of rejection and wounding that have created an environment of death instead of life and darkness instead of light.  Take the sword, which is My word, and use it as a weapon against the work of the enemy to isolate you and cut you off from Me and My people.  It is time for you to arise from the dead ashes of the past and rejoice your way to freedom and victory.  1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

August 11, 2006:  Your tendency will be to slack off and coast in an effort to escape stress and tension, but you must continue to press on with perseverance.  Be strong and stay steady.  This phase is not yet over, and your diligence will be required before victory is attained.  Refuse to blame other people for what has happened and is happening around you.  The experience is designed for your benefit and growth.  Be as quiet as possible, and stay calm so that you can make the most of this time, says the Lord.  Proverbs 17:27 He who has knowledge spares his words, And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

August 10, 2006:  Rejoice in your breakthroughs no matter how small they might seem at the moment.  Recognize and realize the great lessons you have had the opportunity to learn in these past few days.  They have not been easy, but they carried with them something of eternal value.  Your ability to deal with the difficulties and overcome the issues has the potential to be life-changing, says the Lord.  Again, I say, rejoice!  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.
 

August 9, 2006:  Expect to encounter unusual circumstances that will challenge you in various ways.  Patient endurance will become the path to breakthrough.  Refuse to yield to a sense of despair and hopelessness that would cause you to quit.  I will lead you through this impossible maze if you will simply persevere.  I will show you the way, says the Lord.  Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

August 8, 2006:  Beloved, open your spirit to all that I have to offer you.  Push back every limitation and every hindrance that would keep you from enjoying your life in My kingdom in fullness, says the Lord.  Allow the light of My word to reveal any encroaching darkness, for you are a child of the Light, and I call you forth into the freedom of that light and life.  Allow life to spring forth in you like a fountain to bring refreshing and restoration.  Rise up and be encouraged.  Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ.

August 7, 2006:  I had a vision of chariots of fire and God's people.  I could hear the sound of a great, marching army that is absolutely huge. It is the Army of the Lord.  And, I heard the Lord say to you, His people, "I am setting you free from those things that you have protected and tried to hide and keep under cover,  that you know are not of Me.  If you will release them to Me, I will take them from you, and you will never have to protect the devil and his work again."  Nahum 2:2-6 For the LORD will restore the excellence of Jacob like the excellence of Israel, for the emptiers have emptied them out and ruined their vine branches.   The shields of his mighty men are made red, the valiant men are in scarlet. The chariots come with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the spears are brandished.  The chariots rage in the streets, They jostle one another in the broad roads; they seem like torches, they run like lightning.  He remembers his nobles; they stumble in their walk; they make haste to her walls, and the defense is prepared. The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace is dissolved.
 

August 4, 2006:  Beloved, I am doing a deep work of cleansing in your heart.  Yield to this work that will make you a fit vessel, a vessel of honor to bear My name.  My eyes search to and fro throughout the whole earth to find those who are willing to be sanctified for the work of My kingdom.  This is a work of My mercy and grace, and all you must do is be willing.  It is I who works in you both to will and to do My good pleasure, says the Lord.   2 Timothy 2:20-21 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
 

August 3, 2006:  In the midst of your trials and troubles, you will find that I am giving you the wisdom and grace to get your priorities in order and to re-establish yourself in spiritual authority, says the Lord.  This is a subtle work, but  you will be able to look back at this time and see how and where you got off track and to realign yourself with a greater sense of solid footing on a firm foundation.  This is the beginning of resuming the race with purpose and clarity.  Be strong!  Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

August 2, 2006:  Be as quiet as you can, and wait for this spiritual storm to pass.  I tell you truly that the enemy is creating circumstances that will tempt you to react emotionally to the challenges before you.   Refuse to give him the satisfaction.  Rise up and stand securely in My presence, says the Lord, and be established again in peace.  Be reminded that you are victorious in all things and that no weapon formed against you will prosper.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

August 1, 2006:  Expect to be tested to the utmost as the enemy searches for places of weakness that he might exploit.  But,  if you will set a watch and be diligent to block his every effort, you will be able to resist him, and he will flee, says the Lord.   Victory is absolutely assured as you stand your spiritual ground and refuse to allow the devil any access to your soul.  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.

 

 

July 31, 2006:  Beloved, there are places in you that have become lifeless and stinky, where sin and rejection have ruled.  But, I am reaching down into the graveyard of your heart, into that place of death, and I tell you now that just as I called forth My friend, Lazarus, I am calling you forth, My friend!  I say, "Come forth!"  I call you now into resurrection life, says the Lord.  It is time for the bondage of your grave clothes to be removed and for you to live again.  Rise up and come forth!  John 11:41-44 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me."   Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Loose him, and let him go."

July 28, 2006:  The revelation that comes at this present time will create an open heaven above you and open your heart to greater wisdom and insight.  I will suddenly open your eyes to things you have been blind to.  That which has been obscured will suddenly come to the light and will bring clarity to everything you already know about My kingdom, says the Lord.  Receive these revelations with joy and gladness, for they will bring a greater sense of wholeness than you have yet experienced.  Acts 26:16 ‘But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.'

July 27, 2006:  Shout for joy and rejoice for the great work being done in your heart and life.  Glorify your God for His manifest presence and for resurrection life now being released.  Do not be silent, but lift your voice in worship and praise, surely your own Jericho walls are coming down to make a way to take your own promised land, says the Lord.  You will, one day soon, look back at this time as being a defining moment in your kingdom progression.  Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

July 26, 2006:  The revelation that is coming to you now will break forth as the morning sun.  Wisdom will dawn on you and prepare the ground of your heart for breakthrough as you come to an understanding of the yoke of bondage that has kept you from achieving and maintaining complete victory.  You are on the absolute threshold of the greatest freedom you have ever experienced.  Seek My face and ask for deliverance, says the Lord.  I will not withhold it from you.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

July 25, 2006:  Beloved, be sensitive to the work of My Spirit in you to purify and prepare you.  All things hidden in darkness are being brought to the light for you to make a decision about.  And, if you set your heart on liberty, you will be released from your besetting sins.  You are being prepared for the great day of My power to be made manifest in, around and through you as a delegate of My authority in establishing My kingdom on the earth.  Be true to your conscience, and do not take this time of revelation lightly, for this is truly a deep work of the Cross in you.  Yield to this important work, says the Lord.  James 4:8-10 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double–minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

July 24, 2006:  Steer clear of the issues of life that cloud your vision and bring confusion.  Keep your heart pure before Me, says the Lord, and trust that I will bring you through every obstacle, guiding you with My wisdom.  Continue to fight the enemy in every place you find him, for certainly his strongholds will come down if you persist.  Do not be afraid, but rather be courageous and very bold.  Proverbs 21:22  A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the trusted stronghold.

July 21, 2006:  Rise up above the issues of the past.  It is of paramount importance that you let go of past injustices.  You must not be a victimized by anything that has caused anguish, such as oppression, suffering or loss.  Those experiences can become a catalyst for greater strength and fortitude if you so choose.  Encourage yourself and move past any place of bondage, using those events as a stepping stone to unstoppable liberty.  I am with you, says the Lord, to propel you out of past darkness into the light of revelation and freedom.  Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca [weeping], they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

July 20, 2006:  Refuse to allow the enemy to take your victories from you.  Breakthroughs that have been difficult to achieve will be contended for.  Guard your success by not allowing lies or fear to open the door for it to be snatched away.  Stand strong and maintain your freedom, for certainly I have set you free, says the Lord.  Do not allow doubt or unbelief to steal it from you.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

July 19, 2006:  Keep your heart set on pilgrimage.  Follow the narrow path that is set before you with complete honesty and integrity.  Maintain eternal perspective by keeping your goal in mind as you move towards your destiny.  Do not doubt that I am with you to show you the way.  You are never lost from My sight even when you feel wayward.  When you wander off the path, look up, seek My face, and wait for clear direction.  Return to Me, says the Lord, and I will return to you and show Myself strong on your behalf.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

July 18, 2006:  Stay steady, keep moving through your circumstances, and refuse to panic or overreact to things that tend to overwhelm you.  This too shall pass, and you will find that on the other side of it you aren't really any the worse for wear.  Know that I am with you to bring you through with strength for endurance, says the Lord.  Maintain your spiritual focus in order to retain hope and exercise faith.  Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

July 17, 2006:  The devil continues to watch carefully for any victory that you might obtain and then goes about seeking to hinder you.  You have gotten so close to your objective that you can nearly taste it, and yet it has escaped you.  The enemy's intention is to cause you to get discouraged and quit, knowing that you have done your best and that breakthrough is still elusive.  Know this, beloved -- you need to launch a counter-attack against these hindering spirits, stand your ground, and refuse to give up.  Bind the power of the attacks against you, and trust Me to direct your steps and give you wisdom that will create an opening to allow a significant advance that will carry you through enemy lines and gain the victory, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

July 14, 2006:  Beloved, set a watch and be on guard, for the enemy has launched an attack to hinder you and set you back.  These tests will come through circumstances that you have to deal with that will seem to produce no solid results or fruit, but rather seem to be time-wasters.  Refuse to allow these incidents to produce discouragement, a sense of failure, or hopelessness.  Choose instead to believe My word and to stand on My promises, says the Lord.  Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

July 13, 2006:  When things don't turn out as you had expected be on guard against disappointment.  Trust Me, says the Lord, that all things work together for good.  There were lessons even in what seems to have gone awry.  Don't discount the value of every experience to bring ultimate strength and wisdom.  This is no time to grumble or complain.  Pick yourself up and begin again with new hope and vigor.  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.

July 12, 2006:  I have given you great and precious promises, and My word is always true, for I am not a man that I can lie, says the Lord.  Do not lose heart or give up.  Discouragement will kill faith and keep you from My blessing.  Stand strong and be faithful.  Many spiritual seeds that have been planted in your heart are still taking root, and have yet to spring up and bring forth a harvest.  That does not mean that they won't produce; it means that they are still alive, but have not yet come to fruition.  Refuse to allow the cares of this world to choke out the promises you've been given so that they are unfruitful.  Matthew 13:22 "Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful."

July 11, 2006:  Be still and know that I am God.  Take the time to rest in My presence and to seek restoration of body, soul and spirit, and I will certainly release you from the anxieties, stress, and activities that have taxed your soul.  Trust Me to rejuvenate and invigorate you as you seek to be renewed.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

July 10, 2006:  Beloved, I am calling you into a new covenant, fresh covenant relationship, a covenant that will not be broken.  Your old covenant with Me is just fine and this is a good time to renew that covenant agreement as well.  But, now I am calling the Church to strike a new and greater covenant, and the cost will be unity.  You can no longer be in division with one another.  Can you say that you will be in unity with the members of My body?  Can you release all offenses and forgive every infraction against you?  Are you willing to stop gossiping about and slandering your spiritual brothers and sisters?  It will be a cleansing and sweet thing and will release the power of My kingdom among you.  I am about to release My manifest presence in a new move of My Spirit.  I am going to bring restoration to My people, and I am about to do something that you cannot even believe at this moment.  Position yourselves to receive all that I have for you, says the Lord.  1 Peter 1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.
 

July 7, 2006:  Examine your faith, beloved, to know what you really believe.  For, certainly nothing comes to you except by faith.  Have you not read that without faith it is impossible to please God?  Make a thorough search of your heart to find out what you believe. When you find a place of unbelief, bring the truth of My word as  a point of correction, says the Lord.  Truly faith comes by hearing and by knowing the truth of any matter and making the necessary adjustments.   2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.

July 6, 2006:  Speak to your mountain.  Prophesy to your need, and I will call forth those things, which are not as though they were, says the Lord.  For, surely I will go before you to prepare the way, and then I will bring you by a path that you have not traveled.  Behold, you will find that which you have looked for, and you will rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory!  Romans 4:17b ... "In the presence of Him whom he believed––God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did."
 

July 5, 2006:  Do not lose heart.  Keep pressing forward.  Keep believing.  The devil would love to see you give up and sit down, for that would mean certain victory for him.  But, I have not called you to quit, says the Lord.  You carry My victory over darkness in your heart as evidence of the Cross.  The enemy of your soul has already been defeated, and when he tries to take authority and rule over you, he is doing so illegitimately.  Do not allow him to gain any advantage over you.  Stand your ground against him and refuse to give him any satisfaction.  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

July 4, 2006:  I am calling you forth, Church, from the dust of dead religion into resurrection life and power.  Listen to My call, and arise, says the Lord.  I speak to you from the realms of glory, and surely I will bring together bone to bone, flesh, sinew, and skin.  Then, I will breathe life into you in the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and you shall indeed arise to the power of My summons. Ezekiel 37:5-10 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD."  So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. Also He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live." So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
 

July 3, 2006:  Last Friday night, our psalmists were playing, and we were worshipping when I saw Jesus walking around in the church, and He said to me, "I am walking among My people as a flaming torch to set your hearts on fire.  Yield to the work of My fire."  Then, I saw a number of angels who had joined us in worship.  They had their hands raised, and when the music of the psalmists became intensely anointed, they began to ascend, and it seemed as though they had a difficult time keeping their feet on the ground with us.  And, as I looked up in the front of the sanctuary there was a glory cloud, a mist that hovered over our heads.  Hallelujah!!  Psalms 148:2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!

 

June 30, 2006:  Choose life, beloved.  Choose Spirit over flesh, faith over fear, humility over pride, freedom over bondage, light over darkness, truth over lies, integrity over duplicity, praise over grumbling.  In every instance decide to make life your choice.  You will find opportunities to decide all day long whether you will serve Me, yourself, or the world, says the Lord.  Your reward will be well worth yielding to sanctification.  Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."

June 29, 2006:  If you are willing to yield to the work of My Holy Spirit, I will bring everything to light that has been hidden in darkness.  I will reveal those things that have hindered you or caused a stumbling block.  When light comes, obedience will be required if you are to overcome.  But, My grace will sufficiently empower you to move from darkness to light and bring victory, says the Lord.  John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

June 28, 2006:  I am doing a purging and cleansing work in you, My Bride, by way of conviction of sin and error.  Do not resist this great work through hardening your heart or stiffening your neck.  Facing correction will challenge your willingness to yield to the work of My Spirit.  Do not resist chastening because of pride or insecurity.  This is an important time of preparation, and this phase must be accomplished in you at this time, says the Lord. 
Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction;
Proverbs 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.
Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid.
Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, but he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
 

June 27, 2006:  Rejoice in your blessings and victories, no matter how insignificant they might seem.  Your thanksgiving and joy come up to Me as a sweet savor, says the Lord, and that pleases me well.  I receive and reward this form of worship.  Speak to one another with encouragement, and testify to My goodness, for this will open the door for further blessings in much the same way that a pump is primed to produce fresh water.  Consider also that grumbling and complaining will stop up your well.  2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

June 26, 2006:  I speak to those I have called to be My intercessors, says the Lord.  Many of you have lost vision and forgotten your purpose, having been distracted by many and various things.  But, I say, you are on the absolute threshold of revival, the last great revival.  It is crucial that you set yourselves aside in the Secret Place of the Most High to seek My face, repent for the Church, stir up the fire of desire to see a mighty outpouring, and pray for revival.  You are called as intercessors to make a place for My Holy Spirit to manifest.  Cease from your busyness, chaos, and every distraction.  Separate yourselves to Me in total consecration.  These are days for you to abide as a disciple in the discipline of the flesh before you can soar in the Spirit.  You will see with precise clarity and pray My most holy and divine will.  I will give you vision as you walk in obedience and humility.  I will give you wisdom from day to day to do the necessary things in preparation for you to fulfill your destiny in the kingdom and to glorify your God.   My mercy, favor and grace will sustain you at this important juncture.  You have no earthly idea how important you are to Me in this season.  You were born  and called for this time and this commission, says the Lord.  James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
 

June 23, 2006:  Get ready for an important breakthrough in the situations that you have been struggling with for at least the past nine months.  You have learned some important lessons, including what not to do.  Now is the time when you can see a light at the end of the tunnel, for suddenly a light will dawn and I will give you fresh revelation that will bring you to a new level of understanding and freedom, says the Lord. Watch for answers that will solve difficult problems.  James 1:2-3  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

June 22, 2006:  Beloved, when you have no idea what to do next then you must be still, ask for wisdom, and wait for the answer.  I will indeed direct your steps and guide you on your path, so you must not give in to a spirit of fear, says the Lord.   Be patient, and put your trust in Me  Refuse the temptation to jump ahead without the witness of My Spirit.  Be strong and stay steady, and your answers will come in due time. Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
 

June 21, 2006:  Stand against the temptation to give into a gloomy perspective by believing the worst of every situation and circumstance.  Do not believe the devil's lies.  This will only open the door to discouragement and a spirit of heaviness.  Rise up against this stronghold and cast it down.  Exercise the measure of faith that you have been given.  Walk in the light.  Speak life.  Be strong, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 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.
 

June 20, 2006:  Don't, for one minute, think that your faithfulness goes unnoticed or unrewarded.  For, certainly, I value your faith and faithfulness above all things.  When you truly believe Me and trust in Me, I answer speedily.  Purify your heart, beloved, and make a clean sweep to destroy and wipe out all fear, doubt and unbelief.  Be decisive and deliberate in pinning your faith and hopes on Me, says the Lord, for I am trustworthy.  Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?"
 

June 19, 2006:  Beloved, I come to you softly to woo you to Myself. You have been harassed by powers of darkness beyond measure.  The enemy has done his utmost to cause you to betray Me, but I have set you aside for My purposes alone.  You are a citizen of My kingdom, and as such you have rights of protection.  I have set a hedge of protection around you so that you will not be tempted above your ability to overcome and gain the victory.  Come now, and yield to My wooing.  Let us take sweet communion together, says the Lord.                  1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
 

June 16, 2006:  Watch for opportunities to make adjustments that will change your perspective and strengthen you spiritually.  These adjustments will take in a wide range of thought patterns and emotional reactions.   I am dealing with pride on every level of life and am revealing places that require humility, says the Lord.  Yield quickly to the pressure to make these changes, for certainly stubbornness will only postpone the inevitable.  2 Chronicles 7:14 "If  My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
 

June 15, 2006:  In a mini-vision I saw people in single file going through a turnstile in one direction and others coming through from the other direction, and I heard the Lord say, "This is a turning point for many.  To those who have felt or believed that there is no way out, I say that now is the time when you can make important decisions that will reverse your direction and give you a chance for a new beginning.  Be on the alert for opportunities to reverse decisions that have set you on a course that has taken you away from Me and interfered with My plans, purposes, and blessings in your life."  Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

June 14, 2006:  Come to Me, Beloved.  Come and cast your cares on Me.  With you these things are not possible, but all things are possible with Me, says the Lord.  Remember that worry gets you nowhere.  I will accomplish what you cannot.  Trust Me.  You will be surprised at how quickly you obtain a breakthrough in issues that have plagued you in recent weeks.  1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,  casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

June 13, 2006:  You are going to encounter unusual challenges, but remember that I am with you to lead, guide, direct and protect you.  My grace is sufficient to get you through all that is before you.  Take your time in dealing with the issues at hand; be thorough and methodical in this process as you listen carefully for My still, small voice when I say, "This is the way, walk in it."  The breakthrough that follows will be worth the effort to press through, says the Lord.  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.

June 12, 2006:  I am releasing you!  You are being released from every bondage and everything that has held you in the past.  That release is coming to you now.  I am breaking soul ties and everything has kept you from moving forward right now ... right now ... right now, says the Lord.  I am releasing you NOW, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

June 9, 2006:  Remain calm and persevere.  This is a test of your endurance and your ability to stay the course and remain true to that which I have called you to do.  Refuse to just throw up your hands in despair and discouragement.  I tell you honestly that if you will continue to follow the path that you've been given, you will soon emerge into greater revelation of your kingdom purpose.  This is certainly no time to give or turn back.  Stand strong and trust in Me, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

June 8, 2006:  You, My people, are being bombarded and overwhelmed with a barrage of thoughts designed to bring disorder and confusion.  This is an attack of the enemy that will cause you to be scattered and ineffective.  It is aimed at your mind and emotions to draw you off course.  Be still.  Quiet your soul and get focused again.  Refuse to yield to these diversions.  Be strong and stay steady, says the Lord.  Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

June 7, 2006:  A quick look back will give you insights into places of correction that you must yield to in order to overcome in the next phase of your spiritual walk, says the Lord. As you ruminate, however, do not allow the enemy to plunge you into condemnation.  Continue to walk in the Spirit and be objective about your evaluation.  Indeed, you will also see and understand more fully the way of victory, which will equip you to succeed again.  The wisdom that you gain now will help you conquer and gain the mastery over the challenges ahead.  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

June 6, 2006:  Do not despair; the enemy has done his utmost to bring discouragement.  But, I tell you the truth that this is momentary.  This storm will pass, and victory shall come.  Only believe.  Trust that I am bringing you by a way that you have never been before.  Stay true to your covenant with Me.  Refuse to compromise.  Go forth in the assurance of victory over everything that opposes you in your kingdom purpose.  Be strong.  Stand!  Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

June 5, 2006:  I have to bring you this way and by this path to prepare you for destiny.  If you could see the final outcome you would rejoice in these trials.  I am purifying you.  I want each of My people to have the same zeal, consecration and dedication as you would if you were My principal agent in the work of My church.  Only I know the end from the beginning, and I do indeed work all things for good to those who love Me and have answered  My call to serve.  Respond to My wooing, for certainly I am wooing My Beloved, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

I had three dreams in succession:  First a young woman, unfamiliar to us, gave birth to a tiny baby girl.  She had no idea what to do with the baby, so we took the child and made sure it was covered with a blanket, warm and fed.  We went shopping to get needed supplies, but we were only able to find the bare necessities at the local drug store.  The baby was really hungry and wanted her mamma.  The woman acted like she was afraid of the baby.  Finally she took the child to her left breast and nourished it. 

I believe this has to do with the birthing of a new prophetic order.  The young woman represents the Church,  Bill and I represent the old prophetic order.  The old prophets need to cover and feed the new prophets until the Church can accept and nurture this new move of God.

In the second dream there was a roaring river that had so exceeded its banks that the water level was up in the tree branches.  There were alpacas in the water, and they were swimming with the current.  It was as though I was riding down the river on a serving platter.  It was so much fun!  At one point in the dream I grabbed an alpaca and took it with me down the river.

I interpreted this dream to mean that there is a level of anointing coming that will be so full and swift that we will just have to hang on and serve the Lord.  It will be great fun, and the alpaca represents wealth.  God always provides for us when we flow in His anointing.

In the third dream I had gone to a neighbor's house to meet the new residents.  I knocked on the door and a woman peeked out and spoke in broken English.  She invited me in, and there were others in the house, maybe 15 or 20. We talked about schooling for the children, but it was obvious that the children were not in school and that the people were hiding from someone or something.  I asked how many people were actually living there, and they became frightened and wanted me to leave.  On my way out I could see the sheds and out buildings were full of people also.  It was evident to me that none of them had jobs, and they had nothing to eat.  I left troubled about their welfare. 

I thought these people may have been Jews or other nations who know nothing about Christianity.  They do not trust us, yet they are starving and looking for hope.  They do not have access to real food or provision of the Spirit.  This may also represent opportunities to reach the nations with the Bread of Life.

 

June 2, 2006:  Be alert for revelations that will resolve complicated issues.  Things are not what they have appeared to be.  Problems that you have faced are not as difficult to solve as you thought.  All you need to do is ask for wisdom, step back and gain new perspective.  The enemy has released an attack that was designed to overwhelm you and get you off balance, but greater is He in you than he that is in the world.  You can and will overcome and step into new light and freedom, says the Lord.  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.
 

June 1, 2006:  Now is a time when you will have opportunities to confront the consequences of past thoughts, behaviors and actions.  You can take this chance to clear the air and deal squarely with the issues.  Procrastination will only lead to further complications and confusion.  Fix whatever you have the control to fix, and trust Me for the rest, says the Lord.  Refuse to give in to a spirit of fear, which will cause you to dread dealing with these issues, and will even open the door to a spirit of infirmity, which will try to convince you that you are absolutely helpless and hopeless.  Rise up in hope for a fresh start.  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 first believed.

 

May 31, 2006:  Exercise the power of My word by speaking it and declaring of truth over your circumstances.  Do not underestimate the power of the words you speak.  Your proclamations will either bring forth life or death, blessing or cursing.  But, today is the day to begin to speak life and peace to yourself and others.  Walk out of the darkness and celebrate the light.  Refuse to allow negativity to keep you in bondage, says the Lord.  Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
 

May 30, 2006:  So, you are offended because you feel disapproved of and rejected.  But, I have not rejected you, says the Lord.  You are accepted as a citizen of My eternal kingdom.  Is there anything more important to you than that?  Know that offenses that separate you from others also separate you from Me.  Disappointments and  hurt feelings are not worth the consequences of disunity.  Forgive those who have offended you, and refuse to allow division to dominate your life to any degree.  Let peace rule.  Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

May 29, 2006:  Set your heart to break through the hindrances that have been sent to impede your progress, for certainly the enemy has set up roadblocks to obstruct every avenue.  Yet, you cannot be stopped, for you are called and have been sent to do My will in the earth.  You serve a greater power, a higher authority than that which endeavors to stop you.  Do not be afraid.  You will succeed if you will push forward and only believe, says the Lord.  1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

May 26, 2006:  Beloved, be generous in your attitude towards others.  Criticizing those around you will not serve your best interests or theirs, but will become a seed sown in your own life that will produce the same harvest.  Examine your heart to see where this negativity springs from and how it gained a stronghold.   Insecurity is a work of the flesh, which is rooted in fear and anxiety and creates a confidence crisis.  Make every effort to uproot and eradicate this attack against you, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
 

May 25, 2006:  Make this transition with grace, says the Lord.  Believe Me when I tell you that My grace is sufficient to carry you through any circumstance.  I will certainly empower you to overcome every obstacle, no matter how insurmountable it may seem at the moment.  Do not try to gain the victory by the power of your own strength, for it will only bring greater frustration.  Ask and then enter into a quality waiting time as you exercise your faith to receive according to My will.  Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
 

May 24, 2006:  The winds of change will either ruffle your feathers or be the wind beneath your wings to carry you to your next destination.  It will depend entirely upon your attitude.  If you resist the move of My Spirit it will only irritate you and cause you to feel insecure.  But, if you yield, you will be carried to new heights in the realm of the Spirit, and you will be delighted with the elevation.  The choice here is attitude or altitude.  Decide now which it will be, and it will be easier to make the choice when the time comes.  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8

May 23, 2006:  Refuse to allow the enemy to instill a sense of rejection and reproach.  If you receive this lie it will be like a seed planted in your heart that will only yield bitter fruit.  Choose to let My love flow through you like a river of pure water, which will produce life and joy both in you and around you.  In order to overcome this attack you must keep your eyes fixed on Me instead of focusing on yourself, says the Lord.  If you will walk in the Spirit, you will easily overcome this attack against you.  Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.
 

May 22, 2006:  I speak to you, My people, who have opportunities to begin again as you emerge from the dark days of the past.  Do not despise the days of small beginnings, but rather take advantage of and enjoy each opportunity that brings new life and hope.  Focus on allowing your faith to bring forth blessings instead of being pulled down by your fears.  Let joy be your strength, says the Lord, and believe that you will see My goodness. 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.
 

May 19, 2006:  Come and sit quietly before Me, says the Lord.  Let Me bring healing and stability to your inner being.  Allow Me to re-establish spiritual equilibrium and cause you to stand upright again, for the enemy of your soul has targeted you for destruction, and even though he was not able to annihilate you, he was able to cause some damage.  You are in need of restoration.  Come and soak in My presence.  Let me cleanse you of all defilement of soul and spirit.  Indeed, times of refreshing come from the presence of the Lord.  2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed––
 

May 18, 2006:  My people,  I am preparing you to be kings of the earth, for you are reigning with Me in the spirit realm already.  However, in this time of preparation and in order for you to walk in full authority, you must rein in overindulgence and the desires of the flesh that have been out of control.  Remember that kings rule with dignity, and they don't have temper tantrums or put themselves in positions of weakness and vulnerability.  Yield to this work of maturity, and allow your flesh to be trained  to serve the spirit, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

May 17, 2006: Remember the warnings that I have given you in the recent past. They are still valid. You are being trained by your circumstances, and perfect liberty will not come without a fight. Stress is a signal that you have the opportunity to react by allowing your emotions to rule, or you can respond as led by My Spirit, says the Lord. Watch for attacks designed to bring separation and division. Be on the alert for deception either in yourself or in others. Strive to enter My rest. These things needed to be mentioned again!   Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

May 16, 2006:  You can either allow chaos to engulf you, or you can take a deep breath and find your rest in Me, says the Lord.  Giving in to the whirlwind is not going to make things easier or cause you to get through faster.  Trust in Me to give you the anointing of ease to face and conquer every obstacle.  I will empower you in the place of peace.  If you choose to allow chaos to rule, your may find some satisfaction in your soul, but your spirit will languish.  Be wise.  1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

May 15, 2006:  Beloved, I am reminding you of the importance of integrity and honesty in everything you say and do.  Refuse to allow the fear of rejection to tempt you to use deception as a means of escape.  You must set a watch in every situation and choose to be honest and above board.  Do not under any circumstance take advantage of someone else.  Be willing to admit your errors and short-comings.  Conversely, be on the alert for scams and misrepresented agendas.  Hidden motives will be masked by false responses, insincerity,  pretense, and flattery.  Things are not what they seem.  Be sensitive to My leading,  and I will bring to light that which is hidden.  Seek Me for  truth, and I will  reveal and expose every lie, says the Lord.  Mark 4:22 "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light."

May 12, 2006:  The enemy is always trying to bring separation and division among My people, says the Lord.  Set a watch for this attack against you.  Refuse to allow insignificant issues to bring offense or cloud your judgment, and do not assume that you have been rejected.  Be quick to forgive and give others the benefit of the doubt in every situation.  Remember that love covers a multitude of sins.  John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."
 

May 11, 2006:  Recognize every occasion that brings stress as an opportunity to make a responsible decision in your response.  Refuse to allow your emotions to get out of control and rule in the situation.  Give others plenty of slack, get quiet, allow My peace to bring stability before you respond.  Otherwise, your reactions will create more chaos.  This is a great time for you to choose to be humble.  Trust Me, says the Lord, to bring you through even the most difficult circumstances.  Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

May 10, 2006:  Beloved, I have given you a mountain-top view of what is ahead, but your valley experiences will be necessary to make you fit for the battle to be fought before you receive the blessings of liberty.  Freedom does not come without a fight.  Be alert to the opportunities you will have to be trained by your circumstances, and then cooperate to maximize the benefits of the process.  Be brave, be strong, says the Lord, for I am with you.  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.
 

May 9, 2006:  The rain of My Spirit is pouring down to wash away the stains of guilt of condemnation from you, My people, says the Lord.  Receive this washing and refreshing, for certainly you cannot progress until you have been cleansed.  I speak particularly to those who have been reminded again that you are not perfect.  Perfection is not the power of your redemption.  Refuse to be plunged into despair over even the slightest correction, for you are your own nemesis.  The most needed achievement for you is not in perfect accomplishment, but in knowing My perfect love.  1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
 

May 8, 2006:  In a vision I saw a neighborhood street, like what I would imagine seeing in a European village.  There were three-story apartment buildings lining the street, and the doors, windows and curtains of the individual apartments were closed.  I had the sense that this village had undergone a severe drought or other kind of oppression, perhaps even war.  As I observed this scene, the windows of the apartments began to open on each level of the buildings, the doors opened, and the people began to pour out into the streets in a celebration.

At that moment, I began to think of the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out.  The experience of those 120 people had been a harrowing one; their Lord had been crucified, was resurrected, and had ascended.  They were waiting for the manifestation of the Comforter, which Jesus had promised.  And, the Holy Spirit came with a sound from heaven as of a mighty rushing wind, there appeared to them tongues of fire that sat on each of them, and they were filled with the Spirit and spoke with other tongues.  But, they did not stay shut up in the Upper Room; they poured out into the streets to celebrate and share the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Then, the Lord said, "You are that neighborhood, and you are those people.  Get ready to come out of hiding, for certainly the rain of the Spirit is beginning to fall, and liberty will flow like a pure river of life to release you from your places of obscurity into the power of My ministry.  And, there will be a joyful celebration among you."

Acts 2:1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
 

May 5, 2006:  The past has once again come up for review.  You will be reminded of things that represented both success and failure.  The things that come up at this time that did not and have not profited you in your walk in the kingdom of God must be released at this time, once and for all.  And, those aspects of your past that have always brought you to greater faith and a closer walk with Me must be renewed now.   You will need to let go with one hand and hang on with a better grip with the other hand.  Otherwise, you will find yourself hanging in the balance, double-minded and not able to advance or retreat.  Be wise and discerning, says the Lord.  James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

May 4, 2006:  Prepare to stretch, but do not fear the things that will cause you to stretch.  Certainly, I am with you and will give you the grace to accomplish what is before you.  As you encounter and interact with that which is unfamiliar and uncomfortable set yourself to go with the flow.  If you try to avoid or stubbornly resist these challenges, it will be disastrous.  Your walk in the Spirit is a walk of faith.  The days ahead will require your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
 

May 3, 2006:  I am beginning to do a great work in My body, says the Lord.  I am searching out and eradicating all pride, presumption and false authority, for it is time for My people to humble themselves and pray.  Seek My face and allow Me to reveal and bring to correction those places in your life where pride still prevails.  My power of deliverance will free you from the bondage and stumbling blocks of this stronghold.  Watch and be amazed at how quickly you can overcome and step forth into liberty.  Then, rejoice!  2 Chronicles 7:14 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
 

May 2, 2006:  The enemy has done all that he can to create confusion and divert your attention to things that have not been spiritually productive.  But, you can overcome this attack by taking every thought captive and making an effort to stand against the resistance to your progress.  Now is the time to begin to refocus your time and energies to produce the greatest thrust forward in this season.  Set your face like flint to reach and fulfill your destiny, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:5 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.

May 1, 2006:  The season you are entering will be marked by greater intensity in the spirit realm.  You will have an awareness of the magnitude of the significance of what you do and the far-reaching consequences.  You can no longer live for yourselves.  Body awareness and corporate anointing will become the order of the day.

You will have supernatural courage and boldness in defeating the evil forces arrayed against us.  You will go to war with joy and with a shout of victory on our lips!

Your changes will not necessarily be a radical departure from what you have known or experienced in the past, but there will be more of an elevation.  Everything will be bigger, more extreme.  It is going to be a ride, so hang on!

You will seek and long for that which is familiar, but it will elude you as you will be forced to opt for the unknown.  You will be forced to grow, but the excitement of new experiences will far outweigh the comfort of familiarity.

This “ride” will bring a quick healing of the wounds of the past as they no longer will hold your interest or be worthy of your attention.  Now is the time you can move beyond the realm of victimization and once again taste the glory of divine purpose.

For Rip Van Winkle was old and gray,  and twenty summers had passed away--
Yes, twenty winters of snow and frost had he in his mountain slumber lost.

You will suddenly awaken from a time of slumber, in a different time and place, and be reminded of your quest.  You will be amazed at the clarity with which you can see, know and understand your purpose and position in the kingdom.  And, the things that have hindered you in the past, particularly self desires, will fade like a childhood dream.

There will be an urgency and fresh zeal in your heart to complete and fulfill your destiny.

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and no of evil, to give you a future and a hope – is becoming a reality!

This will not come without a fight, but you will be willing to go to war with the attitude that your life  (spiritual life) literally depends upon your courage, boldness and victory over the powers of darkness.  And, victory is assured!

 

April 28, 2006:  Beloved, these are uncertain times, but you can face uncertainty with the certainty of My word.  My truth is absolute, and if you will purpose to believe with no doubting, you will see the salvation of the Lord.  Take the time to face your doubts and fears and bring regeneration to your soul through renewed faith.  Your faith is the foundation of your kingdom position both now and eternally.  Strengthen your position, and do not allow the enemy to undermine your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Guard your spiritual assets.  Matthew 21:21 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done."

April 27, 2006:  My people, your disputes with one another have reached epidemic proportions.  Strife and contentions have caused unnecessary divisions among you.  Will you allow Me to create a clean heart and establish an upright spirit within you?  My desire is that you separate yourselves to Me, and love one another as I have loved you.  This does not mean that you compromise your faith or receive false teachings for the sake of a false unity.  But, it does mean that you can avoid power struggles, pride, self-righteousness, and unforgiveness.  Forgive those who have offended you, return to Me, and be healed, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 2:23-26 But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
 

April 26, 2006:  Lean on Me, says the Lord.  You have entered a season that requires your trust in Me for success.  You are facing things that you cannot do on your own.  You need supernatural strength and guidance to accomplish what is set before you.  Now is the time for you to rest in My presence, cast your cares upon Me, and know that I will bring you through every test and trial by the strength of My own right hand.  You need not be worried or afraid that you might fail.  How can you fail when I am with you?  Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.
 

April 25, 2006:  Set a watch and refuse to compromise your spiritual and moral integrity.  The enemy will cause some around you to try to coerce you into agreement with their selfish desires and questionable motives, and if you disagree, they will try to manipulate the situation to put the burden of responsibility on you.  Refuse to allow this tactic to saddle you with guilt.  Keep your lines of communication open and completely clear of confusion and double talk, for this is the work of the enemy to bring division and separation among My people, says the Lord.  James 3:16 For where envy and self–seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
 

April 24, 2006:  Beloved, as you move in the flow of My Spirit, you will discover that you are breaking through barriers that have caused  you to feel isolated and alone.  It has been these hindrances that have kept you from feeling connected and vital to My Body, says the Lord.  These forces of darkness arrayed against you have caused you to feel rejected and useless, even condemned.  But, now is a time of breakthrough as you experience the exhilaration of liberty.  Expect the light to break through into every area that has been dark and dismal.  Psalms 143:3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me dwell in darkness, like those who have long been dead.  Psalms 18:28 For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

April 21, 2006:  There is an order that must be established so that you will be in the flow of My plans and purposes for you.  Quiet your soul and be sensitive to My leading so that you will not find yourself either rushing out ahead or lagging behind.  Your interaction with Me must be like a dance, well-choreographed and in perfect time with the music.  This flow will eliminate much anxiety, frustration and stress as you move with the anointing of ease and follow My leading, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

April 20, 2006:  Be still and regain your spiritual balance.  You have taken a sizeable hit in this current attack, but I will bring restoration to your soul if you will take time to rest in My presence.  You must forgive and leave the past behind once again.  Let Me renew your strength, heal your wounds, and comfort you.  I am with you always even when My presence is undiscernable, and if you will come to Me and cast your cares upon Me, you will be amazed to discover that I have been there the whole time.  Trust Me and lean on Me, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
 

April 19, 2006:  You have been avoiding problems and difficult tasks because you are uncomfortable with these areas and issues.  But, now is the time to deal with the things you have been reluctant to face.  Refuse to allow apprehension and dread to keep you from taking responsibility and exercising your authority.  You will be surprised at how quickly breakthrough can be accomplished and victory secured.  Take the next step, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 31:8 "And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."

April 18, 2006:  Rise up in the authority that I have already given you over the enemy of your soul.  Refuse to be victimized by his attacks against you.  Encourage yourself by the truth of My word, says the Lord.  Be bold and very courageous, for the way of victory is your faith.  If you will do this, breakthrough is imminent.  Matthew 16:19 "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world––our faith.

April 17, 2006:  On the anniversary of my natural father's death earlier this month, I asked the Lord if my dad knows how much I love him.  And the Lord answered me, "Yes, he knows.  But do you know how much he loves you?"  As I was waking up this morning, I remembered the comfort that came from God's reply to me, knowing that when our loved ones pass on, they don't cease to exist, and their love toward us also lives on.  Then, I began to think of Jesus.  He also died, was buried, and resurrected.  He still lives.  And,  I heard the voice of our Father asking, "Do you know how much Jesus loves you?"  Again, I am comforted.

April 14, 2006:  Be careful that you don't lose perspective or meaning in what I have called you to.  Refuse to allow the enemy to distract you from that which is eternally significant in your life, and do not depart from the faith that is so vital to the expression of truth.  Now is a critical time when you must encourage yourself in the Lord and strengten your resolve to persist.  It is so easy to decide to quit, but giving up will not yield the fruit of faithfulness.  Avoid making decisions based on feelings rather than on the direction of My Spirit, says the Lord. 
Galatians 5:19-23 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self–control. Against such there is no law.
 

April 13, 2006:  Persist in doing what is right and believing in Me.  The enemy is doing his best to keep you from the fullness of My promises by drawing you into doubt and unbelief.  Continue to restate to yourself the truth of My word.  And, refuse to get tired when you don't see immediate answers to your prayers.  Be strong, and push through the veil of the flesh into My presence where the glory will descend upon you, and you will know the truth that will indeed set you free.  Don't give up!  Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

April 12, 2006:  Do you sense the stirring in your spirit and restlessness in your soul?  You are still in a time of transition as you leave behind the things that no longer have relevance in your life and prepare for the days ahead.  This is a time of sorting and sifting, and that which either hinders your progress or has become useless will be set aside or discarded.  Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord, and be willing to release everything that would impede your progress.  And, when you let go, you will suddenly be aware of a greater spiritual freedom. 
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

April 11, 2006:  You are on the cusp of an important breakthrough.  Continue to be diligent in prayer, and do not allow your faith to wane.  This is no time to decide that you are tired and unwilling to keep moving forward.  One final push, and you will be through this maze of dead ends and confusion.  Encourage yourself, and let me bring you through.  Victory and liberty are just ahead, and at the end of this challenge, you will wonder what the fuss was all about, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
 

April 10, 2006:  Beloved, I see your storm, and I see the waves and the wind that have beat against your house.  Yet, as you have been obedient to Me, you have been established on the Rock, for I am your Rock.  I tell you that the winds and the waves will not bring destruction, but you will  endure this time and gain the victory.  I have given you success in your struggle, for I have called you to rise up and be a doer of the Word.  As you go forth in obedience you will not compromise; you will not sit down; you will not turn around or go back.  You will go forward in My plan and purposes for your life.  This storm will not destroy you, but it will make you stronger, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:24-25 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock."
 

April 7, 2006:  Don't worry!  The things that you have absolutely no control over are not yours to take responsibility for.  Those are the things that you must trust Me to bring to perfection and completion, says the Lord.  Refuse to entertain the spirit of fear.  Exercise your faith by releasing your concerns to Me completely and trusting that I will perfect those things that concern you according to My will and purposes.  Your faith is being purified; allow it to be so.  Rest assured that your prayers have not fallen on deaf ears.  You are not praying to the ground or the walls and ceiling.  When you pray in faith, you are praying into the heavenlies, and I will surely answer.  Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.
 

April 6, 2006:  Rise up in the Spirit, above the cares of this world, and stay in that place of rest in My presence until you know that you are completely restored.  Do not rush this process.  Make peace your priority, and then abide in restoration.  Feed sumptuously on My word, and worship in the beauty of holiness.  Let Me touch you and bring healing to every part of your being, for it is My will that you be made perfectly whole.  This, however, doesn't mean that you will not be active and busy outwardly; I speak of an inward condition that produces strength that will empower you to accomplish all that is before you, says the Lord.  Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

April 5, 2006:  The stress that you have labored under has taken its toll on your body.  Take time now to be rejuvenated and refreshed.  Release your burdens and anxieties.  Cast your cares upon Me, says the Lord.  Arise in the Spirit and come to Me, for I will indeed give you rest.  Let Me restore your faith and spiritual stamina.  Come and worship, and I will release joy in you that will strengthen and re-establish you in the liberty of your kingdom position.  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.
 

April 4, 2006:  Refuse to give in to frustration on any level.  Take a deep breath and relax.  This is momentary light affliction, and you will come through this if you will quiet your soul and trust that I will give you wisdom and direct your steps.  Do not react or take any action apart from the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.  For, any impulsive response will only lead to greater frustration.  Be still and know that I am God!  Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
 

April 3, 2006:  Haven't I said that every mountain will be brought low and the crooked places made straight?  Beloved, as you speak to your mountainous obstacles and believe that I go before you to make the crooked places straight, you will be amazed that your whirlwind will suddenly cease, and peace will come.  I will show you the way, says the Lord.  I will bring light to the dark places of fear and indecision, and you will  be able to move forward and achieve what has to this point been beyond your ability to attain.  Trust Me!  Isaiah 40:4-5 "Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

March 31, 2006:  Look up.  If you will rise above the events of the past weeks and be objective, you will see that you have had extraordinary opportunities to redefine your life, your priorities, and your destiny.  Use what you have learned to move forward in greater awareness of your motives and purposes.  Let Me bring you to a higher level of honesty, integrity, and purity.  Allow endurance to do its perfect work to strengthen your heart and commitment, says the Lord.  James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

March 30, 2006:  Beloved, look beyond the details of your circumstances, and realize the great work of My Spirit to purify your faith, for without faith it is impossible to please Me, says the Lord.  This work of faith is an eternal work and not just a quick band-aid to get you through this trial.  I want you to exercise your faith in ways that will become a lifestyle of trusting Me above all else.  Stand in an unwavering position, without doubt, knowing that I hear and answer your prayers according to My will and purposes for you.  Only believe!  1Peter 1:6-8 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.
 

March 29, 2006:  Seek Me for wisdom in the challenges you face, says the Lord.  And, when you do not know how to react or respond, open your mouth and I will fill it --  if you trust Me to do so.  These situations are for the express purpose of cleansing and purifying the Bride as preparation for the power I am going to release.  Holiness is the requirement for this release of power, for the fire of My Spirit both consumes and energizes.  The flesh must be consumed before the spirit will be energized to accomplish that which is set before you.  Be strong and resolute.  Psalms 81:10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
 

March 28, 2006:  Beloved, now is the time to be aware of the seeds you plant by the choices you make.  I can tell you that you will want a bountiful harvest of good things, but if you sow to the flesh you will only reap destruction.  Refuse to sow seeds of division, strife, contention, worry, doubt, unbelief, or any indulgence of the flesh, for you will regret the harvest produced by these things.  I call you to come up in the Spirit and sow seeds that will produce a lasting and beneficial harvest.  Sow carefully in wisdom.  Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
 

March 27, 2006:  Station yourself in the high tower, be alert, and watch.  Come up in the realm of the Spirit and discern the movement and tactics of the enemy against you.  Be ready to sound the alarm at the first sign of his attack.  Sharpen your sword and bend your bow; exercise the authority given you to overcome and trample the enemy under foot.  For, indeed I have equipped and empowered you to gain the victory over the flesh, the world and the devil, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

March 24, 2006:  I am bringing about various changes that will become stepping stones to greater liberty.  There are still hindrances to be removed before you can completely fulfill your purpose and destiny.  You will not recognize these changes as being beneficial at first, but in the process of time it will become evident that what you are experiencing at this time will bring great freedom of soul and spirit.  Do not be afraid.  Take one day at a time and keep Me as the apple of your eye, 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 23, 2006:  Your strange mood and unsettled feelings are a reaction to the new spiritual environment you are transitioning into.  Present reality will begin to come into focus as I give you direction and present new possibilities.  Quiet your soul and refuse to overreact emotionally to that which is unfamiliar or even weird.  Clarity will come as you exercise patience and continue to move forward.  Be strong and stay steady, says the Lord.  Isaiah 32:18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
 

March 22, 2006:  Beloved, watch for opportunities to overcome the flesh, and do not be surprised when you find yourself in situations that require wisdom.  Consider your words, remember that a soft answers turns away wrath, and let your speech always be with grace, that you may know how you should answer.  Furthermore, consider that even a fool is thought to be wise when he keeps his mouth shut.  You cannot overcome the flesh in the flesh, but you will overcome the flesh by walking in the Spirit.  So, arise to the light of My presence and speak by the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world——the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life——is not of the Father but is of the world.

 

March 21, 2006:  Empower yourself through praise.  Refuse to allow the darkness of despair to overtake you.  Let your faith in My word lift your spirit and bring hope to your soul.  Today is a new day.  Leave those things behind that plunge you into the desolation of condemnation.  Be reminded of how valuable you are to Me, says the Lord.  I will never leave you nor forsake you.  My love for you is undeniable.  Psalms 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

March 20, 2006:  Keep pushing!  The powers of darkness are being moved back systematically through your consistent resistance.  Don't give up now.  If you will continue on,  you will soon break through this line of defense and the enemy's hindrances against you.  And, most importantly, you must not lose faith in My goodness and grace.  Be strong and courageous, says the Lord.  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.
 

March 17, 2006:  Beloved, I am opening the windows of heaven to pour out a blessing on those who have been faithful and obedient to My word, says the Lord.  I have given you opportunities to sow seeds in obedience to the leading of My Spirit.  And, those who have sown in generosity will reap in abundance.  Be sensitive to My direction, for there are still seeds to be sown before the time of the harvest.   Proverbs 11:24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty. 

March 16, 2006:  My people, do not harden your hearts in rebellion against My word or against My chosen people.  To do so will bring sudden destruction beyond that which  you are willing to bear.  Repent for any hardness of heart and open yourselves to receive correction.  Certainly, I love you enough to bring correction, which will be of great benefit to you both now and eternally.  Forgiveness is the key to softening your heart and releasing bitterness and is a necessary prerequisite to your spiritual progress.  Come before Me, says the Lord, and let Me do this great work of conviction.  Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant.

March 15, 2006:  If you will be still and quiet your soul, and rise up in the realm of the Spirit, I will push back the fog of obscurity.  Trust Me to bring forth light in the darkness and give clarity to the issues that have brought confusion and indecision.  Ask, and I will most certainly give you wisdom.  Move forward in the assurance that I have begun a good work in you, and I will bring it to perfection and completion.  Have faith, says the Lord.  Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

March 14, 2006:  Beloved, be careful of jumping to conclusions or stepping out ahead of My timing.  Haven't I said that I will guide you and direct your steps?  Then, wait for Me to confirm to you the way you should go, for you do not yet know, nor can you perceive what I have in store for you.  What seems to be a logical conclusion for this time is only presumption.  Keep yourself in present, objective truth, and you will avoid great disappointment.  Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
 

March 13, 2006:  I heard in the Spirit the sound of the spoken Word echoing through the habitation of demons.  I saw the Word of God as it manifested as the wind of the Spirit storming through the caverns and striking fear in the hearts of Satan's minions.  I was aware that the devils were taking cover and hiding from this great power.  And, I knew that we must speak forth the Word, which is the sword of the Spirit, our offensive weapon of warfare against the enemy. 

Declarations:
We follow the Lord our God wholeheartedly.
We give no place to sin; we live in righteousness and live in honor before our God.
We are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
We are courageous, bold, brave and resolute.
We keep ourselves prepared for war, ready to do battle in the name of the Lord.
We are people of violent faith.
Fear has no place in our lives.  We are not dismayed.
Through all the days of our lives, not one of our enemies will be able to stand against us.
We fulfill our calling in the spirit of determination to overcome any obstacle from the enemy.
We do not permit the presence of the enemy in our midst or put up with his works.
We never yield to Satan and his allies.
We continually slam the enemy to the ground and place our heel upon his neck.
All of our enemies melt in fear because of the power of God with us.
We have complete confidence in God to give us victory.
The Lord keeps us in strength and full of vigor all the days of our lives.
We will defeat the enemy where we find him, and we will turn back the battle at the gate.
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.
 

March 10, 2006:  Be calm.  Hush your emotions, and be led by My Spirit, says the Lord.  Let Me lead you through this onslaught of stimuli that will ultimately create confusion and error without My help and direction.  Be sensitive to My will, and quickly submit to conviction and correction in every situation.  Pride is your enemy.  You do not have to prove that you are right.  My righteousness stands without necessity of being propped up or protected.  Let your yes be yes and your no be no as you discern right and wrong, good and evil.  Move forward with unblemished integrity.  Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.

March 9, 2006:  This is not a time to make hasty decisions.  But, you must look objectively at the facts of your situation, gather information and seek advice as necessary.  Ask Me for wisdom and guidance and I will certainly give it.  Do not allow your emotions to rule, but make sure that there is a witness in your spirit that you are on the right track.  Now is a critical time when you must be led by My Spirit into the next phase of your purpose, and you will need to wait for opportunities and My timing, says the Lord.  Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
 

March 8, 2006:  The enemy of your soul yet lurks in the shadows and has not yet been fully revealed, but I say that I will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts.  Do not fear the reproach that comes against you at this time, for you will rise up and defeat the powers of darkness that have arrayed themselves against you.  I will give you wisdom and teach you how to wage an effective war, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 20:3 "And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them.'"

March 7, 2006:  Ask of Me, and I will show you great and awesome mysteries, and I will uncover those things, which have been hidden from your understanding.  You will no longer be kept in the dark with a lack of knowledge of that which has caused you to fall short of victory.  And, I do call you forth into great success in your struggle.  I will equip and empower you for every occasion.  Do not doubt that I will remove the blindfold that has kept you in obscurity.  Be alert to receive new revelation of solutions to old problems, says the Lord.  Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

March 6, 2006:  Rise up, warriors!  Be bold, be strong, and be courageous, for the battle rages and the enemy awaits his demise.  Don your armor, shield and sword; rise up in faith and go to war.   Refuse to be intimidated by the devil's strategy and attacks.  You shall go up to the high places and tear down strongholds.  I am your Commander, says the Lord, and I will lead you to victory. Psalms 18:34 He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
 

March 3, 2006:  Trust Me, says the Lord.  Refuse to get discouraged in the face of difficult circumstances, for the trial of your faith will produce great strength of endurance if you don't give up. When you have no idea what to do, ask for wisdom, and I will give it.  Then, establish yourself in the faith that I will bring you through this time into great victory.  Be strong! 1 Peter 1:6-8  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.
 

March 2, 2006:  Ho, watchmen!  Sound the alarm!  While I am moving on the hearts of My people to sow seeds of blessing, yet the enemy is sowing seeds of contention among the brethren.  Do you hear the sounds of division by way of criticism and disagreement?  Have you not seen the first signs of the enemy advancing to bring opposition, and create confusion in My house?  Now, I say, rise up in the power of My Spirit and go to war.  Defeat this insidious attack.  Resist, and refuse to become either a victim or a perpetrator of this reproach against My people, says the Lord.  Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.

March 1, 2006:  Beloved, I am opening up avenues of blessing for those who have been faithful and obedient.  I speak particularly to those who have sown seeds of blessing in other lives with a generous heart.  I can't help but bless you, for certainly as a seed falls to the ground and dies and then begins to take root, grow and produce a harvest, so will the seeds you have sown.  And, you will reap a bountiful harvest, says the Lord.  Mark 4:28 "For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head."
 

February 28, 2006:  Let your yes be yes and your no be no.  Stand firm in your place of integrity, and be done with compromise.  I am searching the whole earth for a people who will be identified with My kingdom purposes without apology and who will obey My word regardless of the cost to themselves.  Now is the time to rise above all forms of manipulation and deception and to stand in the place of absolute truth and righteousness without selfish ambition.  Matthew 10:33 "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven."
 

February 27, 2006:  There have been places in your life experience where spiritual blindness has kept you from seeing My truth.  For, there are dark places in your soul that have not been brought to the light and bondages that have not yet been broken.  But, now come to Me in earnest, seeking complete redemption from all that has taken you captive, and you will be released from this darkness. Assuredly
I say to you that your light shall break forth like the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:6-9 "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
 

February 24, 2006:  You are embarking on a phase that will produce a long-awaited breakthrough, but it will require a certain level of unselfishness.  Be sensitive to the moving of My Spirit in your circumstances.  And, be sure to make choices that are basically motivated by an attitude of generosity.  Refuse to take advantage of another person or elevate yourself by putting someone else at a disadvantage.  Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

February 23, 2006:  Beloved, this is a critical juncture in which you need to choose to let go of the past.  You must release all offenses, judgments, disappointments, and failures.  For, if you do not forgive yourself and others, these things will hinder your success in the days ahead.  And, instead of reaping the benefits of a bountiful harvest, you will reap disappointment and sorrow.  Now is the time to make the choice and to follow through in the natural realm with that decision.  Be wise, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
 

February 22, 2006:  I had a vision of a child balancing his body horizontally on his arms and hands, and it looked so easy.  And yet, in the same vision I tried to do that also, and it was extremely difficult, even impossible.  Then, I asked the Lord what this vision meant, and this is what He said:  You can do incredibly difficult things with ease when you demonstrate child-like faith.  But, the more you try to accomplish these things in your own strength and by your own ability, the more impossible it becomes.  You will continue to face situations that require strength and wisdom beyond your natural ability.  Take those opportunities to exercise your faith in Me to achieve supernaturally that which you are unable to do by natural means.  2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
 

February 21, 2006:  I continue to have a mini-vision of someone caught in a revolving door, continuing to go around and around, and not able to get out.  And, I heard the Lord say, even though it seems that you keep going in circles and that you are not making any progress, there are some things that I must reveal to you in this cycle that will be a profound help to you in the days ahead.  And, as soon as you get the understanding and wisdom of that which has hindered you, you will have breakthrough, says the Lord. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

February 20, 2006:  Beloved, oppression is from the enemy.  I have not given you a spirit of fear or dread, disability or discouragement.  Rather, I have made a way for you to gain the victory.  You must rise up and defeat the enemy of your soul.  Refuse to allow the devil to destroy what you have worked so hard for.  Submit to My authority, says the Lord, and use that power against the destroyer.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

February 17, 2006:  Be still.  Quiet your soul (your emotions and mind), and do not be motivated to make decisions or move ahead because of fear or pressure.  It may seem like things are falling apart, and that you are out of control, but if you will just remain calm I will lead you out of this place of despair.  Let My presence produce a holy hush, tranquility that takes you beyond yourself and current circumstances into the realm of possibilities and solutions.  Ask Me for wisdom, and I will give it.  Ask Me for guidance, and I will direct your steps.  Ask Me to make a way, and I will remove hindrances.  You are not alone, for I am with you in your pilgrimage, says the Lord.  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.

February 16, 2006:  I am your hope and your salvation, your very present help in times of trouble.  Do not stand in dread of those things that seem to be out of your control or tremble in fear of what might happen.  Rather, cast your cares upon Me, and recognize that human effort falls way short of My power.   Trust in Me to accomplish what you cannot.  I will make a way where there seems to be no way.  Have faith in Me, and believe that My ways are higher than your ways and that nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord.  Psalm 46:1-3  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

February 15, 2006:  Expect the unexpected.  Things will take an unexpected turn that has the potential to either bring great delight or shake you to the bone.  Do not put too much stock in the results of your efforts at this time whether seemingly positive or negative.  This is a transitional period of time that will position you for things you are not yet able to see or understand.  But, you can rest assured that if you will just trust Me, says the Lord, I will bring you through this time of highs and lows and plant your feet on solid ground.  Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.
 

February 14, 2006:  Do not be discouraged or dismayed at the challenges you face or the tasks that you are now encountering.  I have given you the ability to overcome every difficulty and to be victorious in every situation.  But, you must seek Me for wisdom and use the mental and physical resources available to you.  You will need to rely upon My help, favor, and empowerment to come through these trials in triumph.  Refuse to give up when things get tough.  Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
 

February 13, 2006:  Beloved, I am preparing you to rise above all doubt and unbelief and to go forth as true believers in which signs and wonders will follow you.  The enemy has done his best to kill your faith and cause you to be complacent.  His intimidation in your circumstances has made you afraid to believe for anything beyond what your natural mind can comprehend.  But, I tell you that I am loosing the gift of faith among My people that will overcome all of the work of the devil as you begin to speak My word in faith.  Watch and be amazed at the great and mighty miracles that I will do in your midst as you move ahead with faith and courage, says the Lord.  Mark 5:36b "Do not be afraid; only believe."
 

February 10, 2006:  Purify yourself from all filthiness of flesh by setting a watch on your thoughts and desires.  Consecrate yourself wholly to Me, says the Lord.  Seek to walk in My ways, and refuse to be distracted by the things that draw you off course.  This is a critical juncture in which the choices you now make will have a huge impact on your future.  Be wise.  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.
 

February 9, 2006:  Set your face against the work of the enemy and against the power of his intimidation.  Refuse to be victimized by his tactics and the pain, which he has sent against you to rule over you.  Begin again with fresh vision, renewed strength, and determination to overcome all the schemes of the devil.  I call you today, to awaken again to victory, says the Lord.  Rise up and defeat your opponent.  1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
 

February 8, 2006:  Have I not instructed you in My word to seek first the kingdom of God, and that the love of money is the root of all evil?  If you do not take seriously and follow these principles, finances will always be a problem.  For, truly you must trust Me to provide your every need.  I give you the power to get wealth, and there is no other source, says the Lord.  I will direct your steps and show you the way out of every dilemma if you will trust and obey, seeking Me for who I AM and not for what I can give.    Matthew 6:31-34 "Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Note:  There are a few basic rules to prosperity.  I will list them briefly, and you can search them out in scripture for further understanding.
1.  Complete obedience to the Lord and His word will position you to receive His blessings.
2.  Give.  That is God's economy. 
3.  Be a good steward of what the Lord has blessed you with.  Don't waste resources.
4.  You have to make more money than you spend.  If this is not the case you either have to increase your income or decrease your spending.
 
Hope that helps.  May the Lord bless you abundantly.
 
Marsha

February 7, 2006:  The enemy has come against My people, and particularly against the elders of the Church, to convince you that you have serious and live-threatening physical ailments.  He has tried to make you believe that your life is over and that you are no longer useful.  But, I tell you the truth that it is the devil who bring these lies to you.  I am releasing the power of resurrection life into you now to. bring up from that place of lies, fear, and unbelief.  What you have experienced are lying symptoms.  Rise up and defeat the powers of darkness, for I tell you that you will live and not die, and you will declare the glory of God.  Psalm 107:19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.  Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
 

February 6, 2006:  You are living in some very defining moments of your life.  You cannot continue in a casual attitude of any kind, and you will need to give fresh definition to your faith.  Be deliberate in establishing yourself in what you believe.  And, where you find fear, doubt, and unbelief you must rise up and eradicate these enemies of your soul.  This is an important time in which you must submit to My authority, says the Lord, and to take authority over the devil and his work against you.  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 3, 2006:  Forgiveness is not as much an act as it is an attitude and a way of life.  The way of the Kingdom is the way of forgiveness.  Release all bitterness and those you are embittered against.  Unforgiveness stands between you and Me, says the Lord.  And, it also stands as a barrier between you and spiritual progress.  The new spiritual season is upon you; do not be left behind.  Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
 

February 2, 2006:  Beloved, you have put forth effort to do what is necessary to break through the hindrances that have kept you from achieving your goals.  And, you have made certain progress.  Now is the time, however, when you must come up before My face and ask that this mountain be removed and cast into the sea.  If you will pray in faith with no doubting or unbelief, this mountain will indeed be removed.  Only believe, and you will see breakthrough beyond anything you could manage by your own efforts, says the Lord.  Matthew 21:21 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.
 

February 1, 2006:  I have called you to be My disciples, says the Lord.  That is to be disciplined in obedience to follow My direction and leading.  I have called you to make My priorities your priorities and to establish the Kingdom in your place on the earth -- where you are.  Imitate Me, and do as I do.  Stay focused, and refuse to be derailed by the many things that demand your time and attention.  This is a time when you must set a watch and deliberately keep Me as the apple of your eye.  Revelation 2:2-5 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 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, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place——unless you repent."

 

January 31, 2006:  Deal quickly with matters that distract you from your purpose, for the enemy will use what he can to divert your attention away from what is truly important.  Refuse to allow petty annoyances to weary you down and steal your vitality.  Worry is like the little foxes that spoil the vine.  It burrows down into your soul, destroys your life, and produces no fruit.  Guard your heart with all diligence, says the Lord. Matthew 6:33-34  "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
 

January 30, 2006:  I was reminded of the story of a pastor in Russia that pastored three churches 1000 miles apart, and he had no means of transportation except to walk.   He would preach his first sermon at his home church, would leave that church, begin to walk to his destination, and would be transported there supernaturally.  He would then preach his second sermon, would leave the second church, begin to walk to his next destination, and would be transported there supernaturally.  He would preach his third sermon, would leave the third church, and begin his walk home and would be transported and arrive home -- all in a day's work.  As I thought of this story, I heard the Lord say:  I have called you, My people, to fulfill your destiny, and yet most of you do not know how you will get there.  It seems absolutely impossible to your natural mind.  But, I tell you, that nothing is impossible with Me.  If you will only take the first step, I will transport you by My Spirit.  Only believe, walk on in faith, and leave the rest to Me.  You will be amazed at what I will do in your life, says the Lord.

January 27, 2006:  Your cries have come up before My face, says the Lord.  I hear you asking what to do when it seems that every time you begin the make some progress, the enemy rises up and defeats you again.  Your heart cries for strength and victory, and yet you feel that every step forward is met with stiff opposition that sets you back three paces.  I tell you, beloved, that you must not give up or allow yourself to become a victim and do nothing.  You must fight the good fight of faith, and stand believing before the face of the enemy.  Do not give up!  I am on your side, and all the forces of heaven are behind you.  Rise up, knowing that victory is assured.  "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."  Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

January 26, 2006:  Do not be afraid to step beyond the status quo and the boundaries that you have established in the past.  It is time to grow and expand in many and varied ways, so refuse to allow fear to keep you from pressing beyond your limitations.  As you proceed in faith, your steps will be ordered and established by divine wisdom.  However, you must not step out in presumption or act without My direction and guidance.  Seek Me first, says the Lord, and I will inspire you to new heights.  Isaiah 54:2-4b  "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.  For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited. Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame."

January 25, 2006:  Refuse to panic or get into a state of feeling inadequate or worthless when things don't work out as you planned.  The test here is to find out for yourself if you really trust Me with the details of your life.  Pick yourself up from the place of disappointment and take the next step forward.  Don't let the weariness of the moment cause you to want to give up.  I am with you and for you.  You only need to ask and believe for My mercy, favor, and grace; I will empower you to succeed in reaching your divine destiny.  Psalm 139:7-12 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.  If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
 

January 24, 2006:  Beloved, would you rather murmur and complain, or are you ready and willing to release your trouble to Me and allow me to bring you through it?  You can't have it both ways.  Your complaining and negativity is a sign of your lack of faith in Me to bring resolution and your desire to be a victim of your circumstances and stay in self-pity.  You must choose the path that you wish to take.  Let wisdom establish your course and understanding direct your speech, says the Lord.  Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.

January 23, 2006:  I have opened a door before you through which you can enter in and behold My glory.  I call you forth out of the places of darkness into the glory and light of My presence.  Come through that door into glorious liberty where you fill find rest and peace for your soul, deliverance and healing, joy and strength.  Do not delay.  Rise up in the Spirit and enjoy My presence, says the Lord.

January 20, 2006:  Wait, My children, until you hear My voice behind you saying, "This is the way; walk in it."  Certainly, I will direct your steps and lead you forward.  You are in new and unfamiliar spiritual territory, which has made you uncomfortable with a tendency to be hasty in your decisions.  But, it would be a mistake for you to dart off in a new direction without receiving a divine assignment.  If you will wait on Me, says the Lord, I will show you the way.  I will give you the wisdom to take your next step.  Refuse the temptation to throw the baby out with the proverbial bathwater.  Stay the course and make corrections along the way as I bring clear and definite instruction.

January 19, 2006:  Behold, I am stirring your spirit, and you are having a sense of divine discontentment.  You have become restless and sometimes even moody.  But, this discontentment is not of the flesh; it is of My Spirit, says the Lord.  I am calling you to come up higher and search out the realms of glory.  I am calling you to know Me more intimately than ever before.  Do not mistake this discontentment by trying to apply it to your flesh and your physical circumstances in an effort to satisfy it.   Rise up in the Spirit and seek Me with your whole heart, for certainly I will be found by you.  Take the time and make the effort to be elevated into a place you have never known or ever been.  Come up!

January 18, 2006:  Be still.  The situations you face have caused you to be unsettled and anxious, and you are tending towards impulsiveness.  But, I say to you, wait on Me.  I will most certainly bring you through this troubling time, and I will strengthen, establish and settle you in My purposes as you yield to My guidance.  Stop.  Refocus.  Be at peace, for you can trust Me absolutely, says the Lord.  Ask, and I will give you wisdom and direct your steps.  Do not step out in your flesh and by the power of your own good ideas to try to bring resolution to your problems.  Have faith in Me, says the Lord.

January 17, 2006:  I had a vision of a stormy, cloudy day.  I saw constant storms rolling in, one after another.  All of a sudden the clouds began to roll back, and the sun broke through.  And, I heard the Lord say:  Just like the storms have come in your life, so will the sunshine follow.  You can expect it and believe it because you are about to experience a breakthrough and a time of relief from the trials of the past several weeks.

January 16, 2006:  The challenges you have faced and are currently encountering are for the purpose of gaining victory over the enemy and your flesh.  This is a necessary prerequisite to advancement in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Be diligent to avoid blaming other people for difficult circumstances.  These spiritual gymnastics will make you fit for the days ahead.  Rise up to meet the challenges of this season, and victory will be sweet.  Trust Me to strengthen you and cause you to triumph. 
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

January 13, 2006:  You are on the road to recovery.  I am releasing My healing power in your entire being, and you can receive all that I am releasing by your activated faith.  The damage wrought by the enemy in your life is now being repaired and restored.  All that is needed is your cooperation.  You must let go of old places of fear and failure and deliberately step into this process with a new attitude, says the Lord.  Romans 5:1-2 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.

January 12, 2006:  You have pushed back the boundaries of reproach by speaking the truth of My Word and declaring the promises of freedom.  Not one enemy shall be able to stand against your purposes in the kingdom.  But, keep a sharp lookout for the enemy to try to re-establish his presence in order to harass and accuse you falsely.  Refuse to receive condemnation through rejection, but rather rise up as often as necessary to restate to yourself and  to declare and proclaim that no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises up in judgment against you, you shall condemn.  That is your heritage as a servant of the Lord.  Believe it, and receive it, says the Lord.  Psalms 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they have dug a pit before me; into the midst of it they themselves have fallen.

January 11, 2006:  Watch for many and varied opportunities to feel discouraged and rejected, and refuse to give in to a sense of despair.  Have I not said that if you will ask for wisdom I will give it liberally?  So, beloved, ask!  Don't just ask for a little; ask what you need, and I will pour out of My Spirit and give you the revelation that is necessary as well as the courage you need to carry out My plans and purposes, says the Lord.  But, ask in earnest, and expect to receive.  James 1:5-8  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. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
 

January 10, 2006:  As you stand in the threshold of a new era it is important that you look forward to obtain a clear and perfect vision.  This outlook must be based on the firm foundation of My word with your gaze fixed on Me, says the Lord.  I will lead you into the next season with absolute perfection if you will yield to My will instead of insisting on your own way and being propelled by your own flesh desires.  I am bringing you to higher spiritual ground, but I need your cooperation.  You are being changed and perfected; your faith will become a pure faith as the fires of purification continue to burn.  If you yield to this process it will produce much fruit.  Be strong and stay focused.  Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

2006 PROPHETIC OUTLOOK

January 9, 2006

A year ago, the Lord told us that we were entering a time of change and new beginnings.  Life changes that would last a lifetime.  Renovation was still a major theme in 2005 as we found ourselves continuing in the tearing down process and then building again.  2006 will be another year of renovation, but now it will be spiritual renovation.

We were called to awaken from our spiritual slumber, from distractions and apathy and to remove the enemy from our premises.  We were told to turn back the battle at the gate and to deal with past disappointments and bitterness, to adjust attitudes and be done with presumption before we could move ahead.  Freedom from bondage was the main theme for 2005.  Reproach was rolled away.

2006 contains:   2 (choosing), 20 (expectation), 200 (insufficiency of our own efforts), 2000 (measuring) and 6 (imperfection, labor)
2 x 6 = 12, the number of Divine Government

Twelve loaves on the table of showbread – two rows of 6 represent God’s nations, tribes symbolizing Divine Government!

We are in the early part of the third millennium … the years of 2000 will last a century until 2100, which none of us will be here to see. 

2000 is the number of measurement:
Numbers 35: 5  And you shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.

Daniel 5: 25 -28 "And this is the inscription that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. this is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting;
PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians."

The Word of God is our standard of measurement.  The temple was measured with a rod – the authority of God’s word.

Eze 40:5  Now there was a wall all around the outside of the temple. In the man’s hand was a measuring rod six cubits long, each being a cubit and a handbreadth; and he measured the width of the wall structure, one rod; and the height, one rod.

Within this century we will have 10 decades beginning with the number 2.  Two represents choice … two ways to go – good or evil – first man Adam, second man Christ, yes or no, in or out, up or down, forward or back ...

Twenty is the number of expectation, while 200 is the number of insufficiency. Example:

John 6:  Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little."

Money falls short of God’s provision and perfection, as do:  natural food, beauty, religion, intercession, to mention a few.  We must have
the Spirit of God working through us to establish God's will in our lives and in His kingdom.

Psalm 127: 1  Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.

Six is the number of imperfection or incompletion.

Genesis 1: 26 -31 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."  And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.  Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.  Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

God’s work was finished at the end of six days. Six is the number of man and the number of labor, we must strive or work to enter His rest.  We strive against the enemy of our souls and the desires of our flesh and set our will to cooperate with God's will.  

This is the work of 2006!

I have mentioned that we are still in the season of renovation … tearing down and rebuilding.  What are we rebuilding or repairing?  The spiritual city of God where our spiritual walls have been breached and we have been taken captive by the enemy. 

When Nehemiah was in process of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, he encountered a 6-fold opposition to his work.  We also are likely to
encounter the enemy’s opposition to our work of rebuilding.

1.     Enemy disturbed and grieved at our efforts to rebuild

2.     Satan will stir people against us to despise us and laugh at us

3.     Our enemies will be angry and mock

4.     Conspiracies to fight against us and do us harm

5.     Lies and traps

6.     False friends

Nehemiah 2: 10  When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of it, they were deeply grieved that a man had come to seek the well-being of the children of Israel. 

Nehemiah 2: 19  But when Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed at us and despised us, and said, "What is this thing that you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?"

Nehemiah 4: 1-4 But it so happened, when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, that he was furious and very indignant, and mocked the Jews.  And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?"  Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, "Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall."  Hear, O our God, for we are despised; turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity!

Nehemiah 4: 7 -8 Now it happened, when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites heard that the walls of Jerusalem were being restored and the gaps were beginning to be closed, that they became very angry,  and all of them conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion.

Nehemiah 6:1-2 Now it happened when Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall, and that there were no breaks left in it (though at that time I had not hung the doors in the gates),  that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, "Come, let us meet together  (conspiracy) among the villages in the plain of Ono." But they thought to do me harm.

7-9  And you have also appointed prophets to proclaim concerning you at Jerusalem, saying, ‘There is a king in Judah!’ Now these matters will be reported to the king. So come, therefore, and let us consult together.  Then I sent to him, saying, "No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart."  For they all were trying to make us afraid, saying, "Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will not be done." Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6: 10-13 Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was a secret informer; and he said, "Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you; indeed, at night they will come to kill you." (false friends, traps)  And I said, "Should such a man as I flee? And who is there such as I who would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in!"  Then I perceived that God had not sent him at all, but that he pronounced this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.  For this reason he was hired, that I should be afraid and act that way and sin, so that they might have cause for an evil report, that they might reproach me.  My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat, according to these their works, and the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who would have made me afraid.

Bottom line:  2006 will be a year in which we will learn by our choices in our challenging circumstances that our own efforts are not sufficient.  We are going to labor to enter into the rest or sufficiency of God.  That labor will consist of overcoming the works of the flesh in order to enter in through faith. 

 

January 6, 2006:  Your progress wasn't what you thought it would be, but I tell you not to become discouraged.  The race is not to the swift; it is to those who persevere and press through obstacles.  It is understanding the process that you are in that is lacking, but I will give you wisdom as you proceed.  You don't have to see the whole picture at once.  You only have to trust that I am directing your path and guiding your steps along the way, says the Lord.  This is a walk of faith.  2Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

January 5, 2006:  Take one step at a time and face one problem at a time.  Trust Me to give you the grace to meet every challenge with wisdom and strength.  Refuse to become discouraged with difficult circumstances.  This is no time to sit down, go back or give up.  Be strong, for I am with you, says the Lord.  I will strengthen you and cause you to rise to every occasion and gain the victory.  Face each day with faith, confidence and assurance, for trudging on with fear and dread will only lead to failure.  I have made a way for you to be a victor and not a victim.  Rise up with fresh courage and boldness.

January 4, 2006:  Beloved, I have called you into your kingdom position, and there you will partake of the blessing flow.  Refuse to allow a seducing spirit to take you away from your place of anointing and blessing.  If you will be strong, stay steady, persevere and trust Me, you will only increase.  You must not allow your flesh to rule your emotions or to make decisions apart from My perfect will; that would most certainly produce disastrous consequences.  Stay the course.  You will not regret it, says the Lord.

January 3, 2006:  Take time to be holy.  Come into the Holy of Holies and bask in My presence, says the Lord.  These days will seem to take your last ounce of spiritual strength to accomplish what is before you, so you must come to Me for times of refreshing.  Certainly, I will refresh, restore and renew you daily if you will only seek My face and come into My rest.  Psalm 16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.
 

January 2, 2006:  You, My people, have been established on the Rock, the rock of the revelation of My appearing, the rock of the revelation of My redemption.  Yet, you have fallen down and been afraid.  Know this, that when the Rock falls on you, you are crushed,.  But, you are not crushed, for you have fallen on the Rock, and when you fall on the Rock you are broken.  This brokenness brings humility.  It is time for old habits and behavior patterns to be broken.  This is a good thing!  I will raise you up from that place where you have fallen, and you will be better for it.  Don't forget that you are still on the Rock.  Allow Me to lift you up from the place of brokenness and disappointment in yourself, for I will surely bring healing to your heart and wholeness to your soul, says the Lord.  Matthew 21:44 "And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."