SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

Archive 2007

 

December 31, 2007:

 

Revelation That Overcomes

You will arise to a new level of overcoming.  You have already begun to see patterns in your life that have consistently opened the door to the enemy’s work against you.  These patterns will become increasingly apparent as you progress and punish disobedience with your obedience.  Rejoice in this process.

 

Your struggle is not over, but if you look back you can see that victory has come more speedily than in times past.  This is because you have learned to release your anger and bitterness and have refused the victim position.  You will continue to rise up to defeat the enemy more effectively as you choose to exercise your faith in Me to bring you through.

 

Do not be afraid of unknown challenges that lie ahead.  You cannot fight the battle until you see the enemy and discover his method of attack.  Rest in the assurance that My grace is sufficient, and that I will bring you through to victory as you yield to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Luke 12:11-12 "Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say.  For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."

 

This indeed is a season when you discover in greater dimension the power to overcome every obstacle.  Old mindsets that bring defeat to you will become crystal clear.  It will be like suddenly awakening from a dream to see the absolute reality of your existence and spiritual dominance.

 

High Place of Discernment

I am lifting you up to a high place spiritually where you can see the valley below with great clarity.  You will no longer see the world and people around you with natural eyes, but you will see through eyes of discernment that penetrate through the veil that separates flesh and spirit.

 

Be prepared to have the eyes of your understanding enlightened.  I will cause you to grasp the wisdom of things you have not been able to comprehend.   This will enable you to overcome obstacles and walk in confidence and victory. 

 

You have already had significant breakthroughs in understanding how the spirit realm affects your body and soul, but I tell you honestly that your level of comprehension is not even half of what you will come to know and grasp.  Every new revelation will become your possession and strengthen you.

 

If you ask anything in My name, according to My will.  I will do it.  I will teach you and show you by My Spirit the difference between what you want according to your carnal nature and what My will is.  It will be a divine separation of soul and spirit.   Yield yourself completely to this process.  Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two–edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

I Am Your Pilot:

Things have not worked out exactly as you expected.  This is because you cannot see the end from the beginning.  I have designed it to be this way so that you can be built up in faith and know that I am with you to direct you along your path to destiny.  Take delight in the fact that I am your Pilot, and I will maneuver you through even the most dire straits.

 

Don’t miss or overlook opportunities that look small and insignificant by looking too far out and focusing on the big picture.  I have great things in store for you, but you must not despise the days of small beginnings.  Job 8:7  Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly.

 

I say, establish clear boundaries and reorder your priorities, so that My blessings can flow like a river – uninterrupted.  The temptation will be to create your own blessings and to depend on your own strength to accomplish your desires, but I hold all power over heaven and earth.  Depend on Me to cause you to be fruitful.  Your accomplishments are of a temporary nature, but what I produce in you is everlasting.

 

Your most difficult days are behind you.  You have endured much and been strengthened by your perseverance.  Truly you are stronger now than you have ever been.  Your faith has been tested through many trials and tribulations, and you have come through in victory.  I count your faithfulness as righteous.

 

You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

You’ve come a long way, baby, but you have not yet gone as far as you can go.  The possibilities for your life have not been exhausted.  On the contrary, you will be surprised and delighted at what I have in store for you.  But, you will have to hold your own dreams and desires loosely to allow My will to manifest so that you can receive the best that I have for you, says the Lord.  Trust Me!

 

Prepare to be stretched.  But, know that you will not be challenged beyond your ability to accomplish what is set before you.  Trust Me for strength to overcome and endure.  It is true that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

 

Those things in your life that seem to have been fragmented or left undone will now be brought to a conclusion as the door to the past is shut and a new and exciting door is opening before you.  Rejoice in this time of new life and hope.

 

Breaking The Chains

I am taking you step by step through the things that have consistently made you stumble and lose heart.  It will be like breaking the chains one link at a time so that you can see clearly the nature of the bondage, and you will never again be ensnared as in days gone by.  Rejoice in a new level of liberty, says the Lord.

There have been times in your life when you have swung between two poles, one of ultra hope and blessing and the other abject poverty and hopelessness.  If you will yield to the work of My Spirit along these lines, I will bring you from extreme ups and downs to a plateau of spiritual reality and faith.  For, certainly I am the Author and Finisher of your faith, and I will establish you on this level ground. 

Refuse to allow the enemy to use condemnation to remove you from the flow of revelation by the Spirit.  His tactics won’t be anything new.  Expect the same old lies that bring guilt, shame, and rejection.  But, now I will give you greater capacity to see quickly and deal with the attacks, so that your times of oppression will be immediately cut off like awakening from a bad dream.

 

I am releasing healing in you that will wash away the rejection and failures from the past and equip you to go forth with wisdom and endurance.  Let go of the labels that have been assigned to you by various people and circumstances, for I call you My beloved.

 

Open Doors

Prepare to make some of the most important decisions of your life as I present opportunities that you could never have imagined.  You are Mine, and My plan is to establish you and bless you in ways that will remove even the vaguest remembrance of past disappointments and struggles. 

 

I will open doors before you, and you will behold new vistas and prospects for the future that you really never dreamed of.  And, I will bring you by a way that you have not known and make your feet like hinds’ feet that will enable you to negotiate even the most difficult of paths.  You will scramble up the craggiest places as though it were level ground because I am with you to make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth.

 

You will have choices to make in the days ahead that have the potential to change the landscape of your life forever.  Seek Me for wisdom, and choose wisely.  If you ask for wisdom, I will certainly give it to you.

 

In this season you must recapture the gifting and flow that you once embraced.  In the passage of time and circumstances you lost confidence, but now is the time when you can reclaim what was rightfully yours from the beginning.  You cannot go back to the old manifestation of your gift because it had to become like a seed that fell to the ground and died in order to take root and grow up in you to produce fruit for this time.  Be open and yielded, says the Lord.

December 28, 2007:  Refuse to become discouraged when it looks like you've run into a dead end.  I have already gone before you to bring you to a new place of expression spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.  It may seem like you are going down this road blindfolded, but I would have you see by faith and not through your experience.  Trust Me to direct your steps and bring you to that new plateau that will not only challenge you, but will be a place of much sought-after growth and development, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

December 27, 2007:  I am releasing a new wave of revelation to give greater understanding of the spiritual principles in My Word.  If you will seek Me for this wisdom, I will open your eyes to see and your heart to receive this insight.  Allow Me to enlarge the boundaries of your knowledge so that you are not limited in your thoughts by what you have been taught.  Set yourself to receive this special impartation, says the Lord.  Ephesians 1:17 ...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

December 26, 2007:  Be still and discern the shaking, for the voice of the Lord has come forth to shake the foundations of the earth.  This is a spiritual earthquake to loose the chains of darkness and set captives free.  I call to those who have become complacent in their places of confinement and restrictions, limited by hindering forces, and I call to you to come forth and shake off the restrictions that you have allowed to rule over you.  Loose yourself from your chains and rise up in the liberty of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Acts 16:26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

December 25, 2007:  Beloved, take the time to rise above the natural realm and everything that demands your attention, and come up to Me in the Spirit and be renewed and refreshed in My presence.  This supernatural infusion will be like a breath of fresh air that will restore and invigorate you.  You are at a pivotal point in your spiritual progression and on the threshold of a new season that will require maximum strength and concentration if you are to gain the highest benefit from all that it offers.  A regular and frequent spiritual impartation will establish you in the flow of My Spirit.  Come to Me, says the Lord.  Revelation 11:12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here."

December 24, 2007:  You had to brace yourself and stand strong in order to endure the trials that you've encountered.  But, much of what you had to do to overcome  these difficulties has also caused your heart to harden in an effort to protect yourself from trouble.  I say, the worst is over.  Relax, and trust Me to be your Shield, for you are not alone.  I have not left you to fight your battles by yourself; I am with you.  I am your very present help in times of trouble.  Now, I call you My tender-hearted one, for the hard shell around your tender heart will melt as you remember My great love for you, says the Lord.  Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

December 21, 2007:  Face the things you dread.  Ignoring difficult circumstances will not make them go away.  If you will courageously face your difficult trials you will find that I have been there the whole time to give wisdom and direction and to bring you through in dignity and victory.  I am your help in troubled times, and My grace is sufficient to every task.  Do not be afraid to confront, and do so with the determination and confidence that you are not alone in this battle, says the Lord.  Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

December 20, 2007:  Beloved, there are always two roads before you -- one that always leads to and produces life in you and everyone and everything around you.  The other leads to death and destruction, and it also affects everyone and everything around you.  You will choose the path you take by the decisions you make daily.  If you cannot decide what to do in any situation push each option to its ultimate logical conclusion, and ask Me to give you the wisdom you need to choose wisely, says the Lord.  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."

December 19, 2007:  I had a dream about trying to go back to a place from my past, and it was really hard.  This was the dream:  I had been offered a job with a brokerage firm and had been given office space that I would share with someone.  In the meantime, a woman from our church wanted me to braid her hair, but I didn't have time because I needed to get to work.  I had trouble finding the office building and then trouble finding the elevator and then trouble finding the door to my office.  Once I got there the guy that I shared the space with could see that I was distraught.  I began to not want to make the calls necessary to develop a client base or to read the Wall Street Journal or Reuter's every day.  I didn't want the stress of setting up another computer or proving myself to my new associates.  So, my office mate talked to me about being in a wrong place and not going through with this new venture associated with my past.  I felt so lost and out of the flow, so I took his advice and walked away from it.  I believe this dream is not just a warning to me but perhaps to many in the Body of Christ, and it has to do with resisting the temptation to go back to old places that were once lucrative or presented some place of security (stockbrokers deal in "securities.")  Trying to go back will take us out of the flow of the Spirit because the flow never takes us backwards, but always moves us forward.  The woman in the dream has to do with places of ministry, and the fact that I had no time for her represents a wrong focus and misplaced priorities.  I believe my office-mate represents the Holy Spirit who will keep us from making wrong choices.

December 18, 2007:  Beloved, pay attention and observe.  Things that have been problematic and uncertain will now begin to be settled and fall into place.  You will suddenly be aware that your inward struggle and worry did not help one bit.  Let this time be a mile-marker in your journey that will always bring to remembrance the certainty of My mercy and grace.  Certainly, I am with you to bring resolution to every dilemma and to simplify even the most complex problems.  Trust Me with your whole heart, says the Lord.  Lamentations 3:22-25 Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"  The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.

December 17, 2007:  During our after-service prophetic psalming I had a vision of men dancing in celebration of their soon-to-be Bridegroom.  It seemed to be a time of reaffirming His covenant with His Bride.  And I had the sense that He was restating for all who would hear His promises to protect and provide for His Beloved.  Though I never saw the Bride, she seemed near, almost ready and perhaps even waiting.  As I watched the powerful and victorious celebration there was an air of unbelievable excitement of the consummation of this marriage covenant.  The dance was under an open heaven, a clear night with a starry sky.  And, I thought of these scriptures: 
John 3:29 "He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
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Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

December 14, 2007:  I am calling to an entire generation to rise above the limitations established by past failures and disappointments.  Haven't I said that old ceilings will become new floors?  Haven't I called you to a new spiritual plateau?  I have made a way for you to come up, but you must cooperate by leaving the past behind and pressing on.  Put forth the effort required to be aware of the enemy's tactics against you and exercise your will and faith to overcome.  I am the Author and Finisher of your faith; yield to My power to bring you forth into new realms of glory, 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.

December 13, 2007:  Follow closely the leading of My Spirit.  This means that you must not try to anticipate what I am going to do and run out ahead or you will lose yourself in presumption.  But, you also must not lag behind or you will be bogged down and lost in procrastination.  Walk with Me!  This will require that you pay close attention and be aware at all times.  Ask and I will sharpen your discernment to know the times and seasons and the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  2 Peter 1:5-9  Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self–control, to self–control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

December 12, 2007:  By My Spirit, I will bring to your remembrance troubling people and circumstances that you still need to forgive and release.  This is a necessary prerequisite to your spiritual growth and effectiveness in My kingdom.  Watch as you encounter people unexpectedly that represent past resentment, and take it as a sign that you need to deal with even the tiniest bit of unforgiveness.  You must do this by choosing to forgive and release by the power of your will.  Let go of all rejection and wounding from the past and prepare to move on in greater power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Matthew 5:23-24 "Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift."

December 11, 2007:  Do you sense the urgency to clean up and tie up loose ends?  Soon you will make a break with the past, which is necessary before you begin to move forward again.  Be very sensitive to the leading of My Spirit to complete tasks that remain undone or unfulfilled.  This will allow your mind to be free of unnecessary worry and clutter before you begin the next phase of productivity in both the natural and supernatural realms.  The effort you put forth now to leave nothing undone will yield much fruit in the days ahead.  Be diligent, says the Lord.  Proverbs 10:4 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

December 10, 2007:  Be still and discern the methods and tactics of the enemy as he tries to bring destruction.  Observe closely the activity of the prince of peril who brings his wicked schemes to pass.  I tell you the truth that he can only enter into your circumstances if you have made a way through sin.  Examine yourself to see if you have opened a door to this dangerous environment through being a busybody, through gossip, backbiting, judgment, and a critical spirit.  Quickly shut the door to the devil by repenting and turning from these destructive practices.  This is a time when you must be about the Father's business and mind your own business, says the Lord.  Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

December 7, 2007:  Watch for Me to bring to light things that have been shrouded in darkness or hidden in the shadows of life.  The undercurrent of your circumstances will now be revealed so that you can better understand and cope.  The result will be that your responses and decisions will be based on more information and greater clarity.  Your part is to keep your situations uncluttered from unnecessary mental and emotional activity to make room for greater spiritual awareness.  Be spiritually sensitive, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 2:14 The wise man’s eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. Yet I myself perceived that the same event happens to them all.

December 6, 2007:  Rise up and meet your enemy, for he has come up against you to bring discouragement and defeat.  Refuse to allow his tactics to bring you down, for you shall have the victory if you stand strong in faith.  Do not give up or become a victim of your circumstances.  Call on the Lord of the host of heaven to send His angels to help in your time of trouble, says the Lord.  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Romans 4:20-21 He (Abraham) did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.

December 5, 2007:  You need a reminder that I am bringing you to a higher level of order, divine order.  And, this will involve some changes on your part that might even seem to be extreme transformation as you move to this new phase of your life.  Do not lament the things that must be left behind, but rather rejoice that I will show you precisely what must be cast away and what can be kept and what needs to be gathered.  Hold the things of the world loosely.  Do not pin your hopes on that which has no eternal value, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

December 4, 2007:  As I was worshipping the Lord I felt a warm wind blow across my face and body.  I asked God what this meant, and He said:  This is My breath.  I am breathing new life into you that will bring a greater measure of My Holy Spirit.  You will see an acceleration of the moving of the Spirit and an elevation of your gifting and service, for I am indeed bringing you to higher ground spiritually.  And, from this new level of anointing, this vantage point, you will have greater revelation that will enable you to carry out My purposes with greater effectiveness, says the Lord.  John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit."

December 3, 2007:  Beloved, I am brooding over you like a hen broods over her eggs in expectation of her chicks hatching.  You are going to come forth in newness of life as you emerge from past restraints and things that have confined and limited your spiritual growth and development.  The hidden life of your spirit will break forth as the dawn and manifest in ways you never thought possible.  Await with glorious expectation this incredible, supernatural transformation, says the Spirit of the Lord.  Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

 

November 30, 2007:  You are on a fast learning curve.  What would have taken you weeks or months to learn will now only take days or minutes.  I will impart to you the understanding you need by showing you the essence of the subject.  Do not depend on man's teaching, but ask Me for true wisdom, and I will show you the ultimate nature of the thing you seek to know rather than elements of its existence.  Trust Me to open your eyes wide with cognizant awareness such as you have not experienced until now, says the Lord.  1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

November 29, 2007:  You have been in a whirlwind of activity, and changes are occurring all around you and in you.  Take time today to reflect on what I have done in the past weeks, says the Lord, and rejoice.  And, look at the place where you are now standing, for you have indeed ascended to a new plateau.  The surroundings are as yet somewhat unfamiliar, but you will find that it is a broad place that gives you plenty of room to explore and grow.  Don't forget that I am always with you to direct this exploration.  Refuse to yield to anxiety or the temptation to go back to what you just left.  John 6:66-69 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?" But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.  Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

November 28, 2007:  I am bringing more clarity and a precise order to various areas of your life.  Be sensitive to the moving of My Spirit as I fine-tune and bring you to greater efficiency.  You will find that you will suddenly be able to make more use of your time, energy, money, and opportunities.  I will do this in you supernaturally.  This will require only small changes on your part to make the most of this process, says the Lord.  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."

November 27, 2007:  Beloved, it is important for you to maintain peace in your heart.  As you change course or introduce new things into your life experience stay within the confines of peace.  Otherwise, you may lose spiritual and physical equilibrium.  Exercise your awareness so that you stay in touch with your discernment and submit completely to My Spirit, says the Lord.  If you do this you will sustain health and balance on every level.  Philippians 4:7-8  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

November 26, 2007:  My people, I am not saying this to entertain you; I am bringing you a word of Truth!  I have indeed gone before you to make the crooked places straight.  I have prepared a straight path before you so that you can move to your destiny on a direct, continuous, and proper course.  I have made a way for you to have victory.  You are winners; there are no losers among you because I, your God, am leading the way, 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.

November 23, 2007:  Regroup and take another look at your plans and goals for the coming months.  You may have to revise your thoughts to include changes brought about by recent developments and decisions.  However, in your planning,  factor in your need to be flexible.  For, even your best plans will have to be revised as you progress.  I am with you, says the Lord, to lead you through the days ahead with absolute spiritual precision.  Do not fear!  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

November 22, 2007:  You've gotten over an important hurdle, but there is only a little time to prepare for the next hurdle.  Things are moving quickly, and you must keep the pace or fall behind.  This is no time to dawdle.  You can make meaningful progress if you refuse to get afraid or slack off.  Trust that I am guiding your every step and that you will reap great benefit from the decisions you make by the Spirit in this season.  Everything you do will have significant long-term consequences.  Be diligent, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

November 21, 2007:  I have spoken to you, My people, of promises fulfilled and manifold blessings.  However, the fulfillment of My promises to you is contingent upon your trust in Me.  When you grumble and complain it is evident that you are in unbelief and that you are dissatisfied and discontent.  Yet, I have brought you to this time and place by a way that would build your faith and character.  When you first entered this phase of growth you thanked Me, and you were grateful for the opportunities given to you at that time.  Now, some find no pleasure in My provision and have begun to curse your blessings.  Your murmurings are seeds of discontentment that will only produce the corruption of your carnal nature.  This is a good time to remember where you have come from and to reflect upon the provision I have already made available to you with thanksgiving.  The doors to the next phase of your spiritual growth and blessings depend upon how you respond to the blessings you have already received, says the Lord. 
Hebrews 13:5  Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

November 20, 2007:  Changes will begin to occur in the spirit realm before you ever see the physical manifestation.  This will create a strange spiritual atmosphere that is unfamiliar and perhaps even disconcerting.  But, I say to you that it is important that you maintain your equilibrium and poise of soul.  Stay calm and trust Me in these times of transition.  Let Me lead you through in perfect peace.  You must also let go of things past before you can embrace what is ahead.  Be fluid as you yield quickly to the pressure of the circumstances that move you in the flow of My will, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 17:7-8  "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.  For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit.

November 19, 2007:  Beloved, there are many things hidden that have not come to light.  I tell you that these things are like seeds planted in the soil.  They are putting down roots, but have not yet broken ground.  From your vantage point it may look like there is no life, but not being able to see the manifestation of the planted seed does not mean it does not exist.   The life is in the seed that you've planted, and soon you will see first the blade, then the head and after that the full grain in the head (Mark 4:28).  You will not only see the days of harvest of these hidden things, but you will partake of their fullness and enjoy the multiplied blessing of this seed, says the Lord.  Isaiah 37:30-31-30  This shall be a sign to you: You shall eat this year such as grows of itself, and the second year what springs from the same; also in the third year sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. And the remnant who have escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

November 16, 2007:  Doors of opportunity are opening before you, but if you cannot see them you will not go through them.  It is important that you quiet your soul and look through spiritual eyes to see the possibilities.  Listen carefully for the leading of My Spirit, for I will open your eyes to see and your ears to hear.  Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures to accomplish all that is set before you in this season.  I have called you for such a time as this, I have equipped you, and I will send you.  And, you will not suffer lack, says the Lord.  Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.

November 15, 2007:  Don't give up; you're almost there.  To stop short of your goal is to not see My goodness.   The truth is that NO weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against you in judgment is condemned.  I tell you that breakthrough is absolutely imminent.  Refuse to waver in your hope, but rather hold fast the beginning of your hope steadfast until the end.  I have made a way through this winding path that leads ever upward to your destiny.  Follow My leading, says the Lord.  Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

November 14, 2007:  Take a deep breath and continue to push through this time of transition.  Refuse to allow the stress of the demands on your time and energy to be a ruling factor.  Even though you are faced with sudden events that require decisive action, I am not surprised nor am I unprepared to bring creative solutions to difficult problems.  Let Me be the Lord even over these things, and trust Me to lead you through in perfection, says the Lord.  Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

November 13, 2007:  Your days have been established since the foundation of the world.  I know the end from the beginning, and you are entering a season of change that will alter your path and prepare you for the future.  Do not try to fashion your own future because your expectations fall short of what I will actually do in your life.  Just go with the flow of My Spirit as I take you ever higher into the realm of My glory, says the Lord.  Psalms 145:5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works.

November 12, 2007:  Beloved, do not be afraid, nor enter the days ahead with fear or a sense of trepidation.  I will give you wisdom and direct your steps.  In the not-too-distant future you will look back at this time as absolutely supernatural, and you will know that your God has been with you.  Let Me lead you, for surely I have gone before you to make a way even against impossible odds.  Trust Me, says the Lord.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

November 9, 2007:  I am giving you a window of time to accomplish what is set before you.  This open window is set as an opportunity to establish order in various areas of your life.  Procrastination will take you out of the flow of productivity and blessing.  Be particularly sensitive to the temptations that come to divert your attention from the business at hand.  Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit.  Your obedience is imperative and will be of great benefit to you on every level, 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.

November 8, 2007:  Refuse to sit down or give up.  This is no time to get overwhelmed, but rather continue your forward motion in a positive progression.  Long-standing problems and dilemmas are about to be resolved, and when this transitional time has ended you will have a greater sense of safety and stability.  Trust Me to supply the wisdom and guidance that you need to overcome and conquer opposing forces and circumstances, says the Lord.  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.

November 7, 2007:  As you let go of the past and move to a new plateau spiritually, it will affect every area of your life.  Expect change on every front, and be prepared to make decisions that will release you into new realms of experience and blessing.  Yield to My Spirit, and I will take you higher.  Do not be afraid to make the changes that present themselves to you, for I am with you, says the Lord.
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 6, 2007:  Watch for opportunities to be an instrument of My benevolence.  I will not only empower you to help and to give, but I will give you the desire to do so.  Regard these gifts as good seed in fertile soil that will put down roots, spring up, and produce a harvest of multiplied blessings.  For many who labor under a spirit of poverty, these acts of obedience will be the catalyst for breakthrough into the freedom you have longed for, says the Lord.   
2 Corinthians 9:10-11 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

November 5, 2007:  I am moving you to higher ground spiritually, so you need to take with you only that which is beneficial in My kingdom.  Now is a perfect time to leave behind everything that will be a hindrance to your journey of elevation.  I speak to you, My children, of the works of the flesh and the work of the devil that you have allowed to prosper in your life.  These need to be cut off so that you can prosper according to My Spirit, says the Lord. 
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Galatians 5:19-21 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.

November 2, 2007:  Beloved, be quiet and listen for My still small voice.  I will give you the revelation that you need to overcome in every situation.  Resist the temptation to be afraid, for a spirit of fear will keep you from victory.  Trust Me to bring you through these trials, and rest in the assurance that I am with you.  I am upholding you with My righteous right hand.  I will not fail you, nor will I forsake you, says the Lord.  Isaiah 41:9-13  You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away:  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.  Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.  You shall seek them and not find them––those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing.  For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

November 1, 2007:  The fires of purification are burning red-hot.  The fire is testing your works to see whether or not they can withstand the heat.  Be prepared to be confronted and tested by the fire of My Spirit.  Quickly let go of everything of the flesh that is being consumed so that what remains is pure.  Many of the issues you will face in this time of testing are things you have ignored or hoped would simply go unnoticed, but it is to your advantage that these things go through the fire, says the Lord. 
1 Corinthians 3:12-15  Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

 

October 31, 2007:  Now is the time when you can find answers to questions or conclusions to long-standing dilemmas.  You can now get closure on things that have kept you from moving forward in the flow of spiritual progression.  Even though this time may cause some consternation or make you feel unsettled temporarily, you will soon have a sense of relief and freedom.  Rise up and rejoice in a new beginning, says the Lord.  Psalm 146:5-10 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God, Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.  The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.   The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down.  The LORD shall reign forever––Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!

October 30, 2007:  Beloved, quiet your soul and discern.  Satan has sent a prince of darkness against you to block the anointing and stop the flow of My Spirit in your midst.  Its operation is like the  jamming of radio signals, and it covers you with a spiritual blanket of fog to hinder My work in and around you.  Its purpose is to bring discouragement and condemnation to you.  Rise up, My people and break this assignment, shut the door in the devil's face, and allow your faith to become a shield against this intrusion.  I declare to you that victory is assured, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

October 29, 2007:  I will do a particular and valuable work in your heart if you will allow it.  I will reveal all stubbornness and rebellion that cause you to want things to be according to own your will instead of yielding by the Spirit to My will.  Your unwillingness springs from your carnal nature and hinders the flow of spiritual blessings in your life.  I speak to many who have lived your life trying to manipulate situations, circumstances and people so that you could be in control.  The sense of being in control is a comfort to your flesh, but it hinders the flow of My Spirit.  My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  I will bring you to your highest good and greatest blessings if you will allow Me to do this work, says the Lord.
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.

October 26, 2007:  You can expect for the spiritual fog to begin to lift so that you can see with greater clarity.  The decisions that you make at this time will be born out of truth and justice rather than coming from a need to simply survive.  You can enter into this place of righteous momentum by the Spirit, which will open a direct way through a maze of dead ends that you have experienced in the recent past.  But, you must align your will with Mine, says the Lord, by asking in faith for divine guidance and then by yielding to My direction.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.

October 25, 2007:  My people, you will now begin to see the unveiling of a new order in My kingdom.  In this time I will establish truth and justice, and in  this process hidden indiscretions will come to light and will be judged, for you are entering a time of disclosure.  By the same token, those who have committed sins and have lost fellowship with Me will begin to seek to be restored to their kingdom position.  Their restoration will depend on whether or not they are truly repentant.  Those who have an ear to hear will begin to raise up a standard of spiritual and moral integrity for this new plateau.  You will be required to question what you really believe, and thus define your doctrine more precisely.  You will have to examine your code of ethics to make sure that your responses are consistent with the Word.   Be on guard, for this new level of kingdom experience will be met with opposition from the enemy.  This war will be called the Battle of Integrity as you face circumstances, situations, tests and trials that reveal your heart.  War is always required to take new spiritual territory.  If you yield to the work of My Spirit, you can win these battles one decision at a time as you establish and maintain integrity.  You, My Church, are in a process of preparation, which will result in your being without spot and blameless, says the Lord. 
Ephesians 5:25 -27  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

October 24, 2007:  Be aware that you may be seduced by numerous distractions that would be unproductive, a waste of time, energy and resources.  Be alert and stay focused in order to avoid any level of dissipation.  This is a time of restoration, of conservation, of preservation and of gathering.  It is not a time to allow distractions to cause you to be scattered or to be spread too thin.  Quiet your soul when temptations come and judge the outcome of your decisions.  Be strong and resolute, 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.

October 23, 2007:  Now is the time to take command of the situations that you have fallen victim to.  Have you forgotten that I have given you authority over all of the powers of darkness arrayed against you?  Rise up and forbid the enemy to undermine your faith or to wreak havoc or bring destruction.  Take your position as a warrior and speak to your mountain of trouble.  Whatever you prohibit on earth is prohibited in the spirit realm, and whatever you allow on earth is allowed in the spirit.  Pull yourself up to the full measure of the faith that I have given you and make your declarations.  Proclaim victory by My Spirit, says the Lord.  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."

October 22, 2007:  The enemy is on the rampage and is trying to find open doors by activating your flesh to create contention and division.  Refuse to entertain this antichrist spirit.  Do not yield to this attack even for a moment.  Stand strong in unity and refuse to allow the devil to use you as a pawn in his strategy to bring ruin.  Let love reign and be the force that overcomes.  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good, says the Lord.  1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."

October 19, 2007:  Beloved, don't take anything for granted.  Things are not as they seem.  Hide yourself in the safety of My presence, and be alert to My instruction.  Listen for My voice to give direction and to guide you through this unsettling time.  Guard against becoming afraid, and establish yourself in the faith that I will hide you under the shadow of My wings.  I am your refuge and your place of protection from danger and distress.  Be at peace, says the Lord.  Psalm 17:8-13  Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me. They have closed up their fat hearts; with their mouths they speak proudly. They have now surrounded us in our steps; they have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth, as a lion is eager to tear his prey, and like a young lion lurking in secret places.  Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down; deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword.

October 18, 2007:  Bring the questions on your heart to Me, for I will hear and give you the wisdom that you are longing for.  Ask and it will be given; seek and you will find; knock and the door will open.  I will not lead you astray.  I  will speak the truth in love so that even hard answers to difficult questions will be easy for you to receive.  Do not be afraid that I will turn you away or cause you any injury.  You are My child, and I will never abandon you, says the Lord.  Trust Me to bring the light you need in this place of darkness.  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.

October 17, 2007:  This is a time to hide and watch, to be quiet, listen, and discern the spiritual climate.  If you misread the signs of this season, you may turn a corner and find yourself in darkness not knowing which way to turn.  Now is the time to be still and wait for direction.  If you wait on Me, says the Lord, I will give you the revelation necessary to walk in the light.  You must be alert and aware in order to perceive the spiritual reality that dominates at this time, and you must be instant in or out of season, ready to move with the flow of My Spirit.  2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

October 16, 2007:  Think of your experiences as a platform that will provide opportunities for growth and renewal.  Your first instinct will be to resist that which is unfamiliar or to be afraid that you will fail.  Refuse the temptation to yield to the spirit of fear.  Yield instead to the moving of My Spirit to enable you to see, discern, understand and act in harmony with My purposes for you.  Rise up in the confidence you have in Me.   I will go before you and make a way for you to move forward in a clear and well-defined path -- one which will be consistent with divine order.  My part is to direct your steps; your part is to go with the flow, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:26 For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

October 15, 2007:  I keep hearing the Lord say, "Don't give up!"  And, the Lord says, I see the great effort that you have put forth to break through and come through, to be where I want you to be and to do what I want you to do.  The devil is doing all he can to keep you from moving forward, but I tell you, My people, do not give up.  Do not give up!  Hebrews 10:35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.

October 12, 2007:  Reflect, rejoice, and return to simple faith.  Reawaken that child-like attitude towards Truth.  Let My Word become to you again as the sharp sword that separates the soul and the spirit.  Many of you, My people, have allowed the complexities of life to spoil your pure, unadulterated commitment to fulfill your destiny in My kingdom.  Purpose once again to yield to the moving and working of My Spirit to manifest in, around, and through you without fanfare.  Be done with attitudes that are unbecoming to a child of God, that bring disgrace to the Body of Christ.  Be merciful, says the Lord.  Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

October 11, 2007:  You are about to find out that what you thought would be a quick fix is actually a process.  When your quick fix does not work, ask for wisdom and look for alternative ways to accomplish what you need to do.  This is no time to give up or get discouraged.  As you move through this process you will learn some things that will be very helpful in the days ahead.  You will also come to the understanding that My ways are not your ways, and that your methods are inferior to Mine.  Yield to this process and keep moving forward.  The end will justify the means, says the Lord.  Isaiah 55:9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."

October 10, 2007:  My beloved people, take time to put your issues of life into perspective.  As long as you focus on your circumstances and feel like you have been victimized you are living life according to the flesh and not walking in the Spirit.  And, that is not a good place to be.  You are in training and being trained by the Spirit to exist in the Spirit realm.  Refuse to allow the enemy to shift your focus from life in the Kingdom to life in the flesh.  It is the difference between life and death, victory and defeat.  Look up, says the Lord.  Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

October 9, 2007:  Expect to be stretched as your encounters take you beyond the ordinary.  You will need to exercise patience in every situation in order to avoid frustration.  I am going to shine a light on attitudes, motives and hidden agendas, which will be valuable in making decisions and will in some instances cause you to make a course correction at this time.  Your responses to challenges that you face will be extremely revealing and will be a stage for spiritual growth if you are willing to be honest with yourself.  Take advantage of these opportunities to grow in discernment, says the Lord.  Luke 21:19 "By your patience possess your souls.

October 8, 2007:  Be strong, beloved, and refuse to allow the enemy to single you out and whisper in your ear of your failures and shortcomings.  The attack against you will come with singular intensity to make you feel like you are the only one "not getting it."  It is designed to paralyze you with condemnation so that you can't hear My voice or the voice of encouragement from those around you.  Rise up and shut the door to the accuser of the brethren by not receiving the devil's lies.  You can choose to only receive the truth of My word, says the Lord, which will usher you into the realm of supernatural victory.  John 8:44b " He  (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

October 5, 2007:  Seek Me for wisdom, says the Lord, because the spiritual land you are now moving into will require fresh revelation as to the challenges you will face.  You must be clear and alert if you are going to understand how to overcome.  Watch for definitive opportunities to overcome the works of the flesh through fear, failure and frustration.  Be ready to resist the devil vehemently.  The term "new levels; new devils" will be given detailed definition as you encounter princes of darkness in this unfamiliar territory.  Now is the time to function at your highest level of perception and discernment because life will not be business as usual.  Ephesians 2:1-7 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus  that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

October 4, 2007:  Watch for the enemy to test you again in old places of defeat, which have recently become places of victory.  As you move toward your new spiritual plateau the opposing forces will exert great strength to hold you back or even cause you to lose ground.  Refuse to give up one inch!  Stand your ground, and exercise your authority to push back the powers of darkness.  Remember that as formidable as the enemy seems, I am still stronger, says the Lord, and I have already gained the victory on your behalf.  But, you must fight the good fight of faith.  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.

October 3, 2007:  Beloved, I see your dilemma; that you seem to be between a rock and a hard place, but I say to you this is the time that you need to come into My rest.  Rest in My presence, for when you have done that you know to do then you must release the situation to Me and rely on Me for help.  Do not despair and do not be afraid, for I am with you wherever you go.  Trust Me to bring you through to complete victory, and do so in confidence that I have heard and answered your prayers, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

October 2, 2007:  I have indeed opened a door before you.  You have been on the threshold and have now stepped through into a new dimension.  There is no going back, ever!  I have set before you revelation and life, life in the Spirit.  Come through, come through the door.  Come up, come up higher.  Do not be afraid.  Do not look behind you.  Do not fall back into remorse or regret over the things you are leaving behind because I'm bringing you to new life, says the Lord.  Isaiah 62:10 Go through, Go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples!

October 1, 2007:  Again, My chosen vessels, I am opening your eyes so that I can show you how to achieve greater efficiency through establishing a higher level of divine order in, around and through you.  Simplicity is the operative word, for certainly you will find the supernatural wisdom necessary to unclutter and simplify every process.  Be alert to the leading of My Spirit as I bring you through this procedure, and rejoice in the freedom that it brings, says the Lord.  Psalms 18:33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.

 

September 28, 2007:  I am sifting you as if to separate the wheat from the chaff in you, My people.  I will indeed sort out and make a distinction between that which accelerates life and order and that which brings chaos and hinders your spiritual growth.  I alone know exactly what will prepare you to fulfill My plans and purposes in your life, and I alone will lead, guide and direct your steps.  Yield your will to accept what I am doing whether you understand it or not.  I am with you for your good, and you will bring glory to My name, says the Lord.  Luke 3:17  "His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire."
                                                                                                                        
September 27, 2007:  Beloved, I have set you on a fast track to fulfilling My purposes on the earth.  Watch for the enemy to interfere with the pace that has been set by creating complacency or laziness in you.  Resist with all your heart this work of the devil against you.  You must not lose your momentum.  Do whatever is necessary to stay awake and alert in the spirit realm.  Yield to the working of My Spirit as I hone and fine tune your discernment, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2: 3-5  Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

September 26, 2007:  Let go of everything that has hindered your freedom in the Spirit.  Release all your worries and woes.  Your responsibilities and burdens have begun to weigh  you down and keep you from expressing the joy of the Lord.  Take this time to be restored and refreshed in My presence.  Give Me your cares and trust Me to take care of you, 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.
 
September 25, 2007:  Prepare for breakthrough!  It will come suddenly like a racehorse at the starting gate.  You will charge through every barrier that has hindered you.  Do not be surprised when the door is open wide for you to go through, and then run the race with endurance.  Refuse to allow anything to stop you until you have reached your goal, 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.

September 24, 2007:  You have felt like you are in over your head, doing things that you have little knowledge of or experience in accomplishing.  And, I say to you that it IS true that you are in over your head, but you are NOT in over My head, says the Lord.  If you will ask for wisdom, I will give it, and I will empower you to do all that is set before you.  Refuse to allow fear to paralyze you or keep you from moving forward.  Remember that you “can do all things through Christ who strengthens you”.

Old things and old ways of doing things will no longer facilitate you in accomplishing what is set before you.  You are living in new times that will require you to embrace more efficient ways of carrying out My plans and purposes.  Do not be afraid to learn new things (perhaps even technical processes) that will equip you to deal more effectively with your challenges.  I will provide the necessary instruction as you yield to this transition, 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."

Prepare for a course correction.  You have come to a point of decision where you can go no further until you find resolution in your current situation.  You will either have to make adjustments and come to a new level of understanding and commitment or abandon it altogether.  The choice is yours, but you will not be able to maintain status quo.

You are about to awaken out of a slumber of idolatry that was brought about by fear of man and a desire to please people. This has been a great hindrance in your life and has resulted in compromise.  Your loyalties are being tested, and your devotion will be redefined as you are elevated to the level of fearing and pleasing the Lord only. 

You are coming to a level of spiritual maturity that will be astounding in contrast to your past religious experience.  If you are willing, I will bring you out of carnal, social Christianity into the reality of life in the Spirit.  But, you must stir up your desire to really know Me, says the Lord. 

In an effort to forget past offenses you have buried some things that need to be reviewed and forgiven.  I am shining the light on bondages from the past, and I will reveal every hidden work of darkness against you.  It is time for you to be truly free.  And, in the process of this spiritual emancipation you will find that you have been miraculously healed and delivered.  It’s time!

You have tried desperately to find your niche as you struggle to know where you belong.  If you will stop striving to find acceptance and camaraderie among your peers and instead seek to abide in Me, then you will find a people of like mind who dwell together in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace.  However, as long as your focus is on you and your desires to be accepted, even if you are among like-minded people you will still feel like an outcast. 

You have entered the River of God, and the power of that flow will carry you to places beyond your wildest expectations.  Continue to yield to the moving of My Spirit as I show you things that you “know not of.”  The flowing of this river will bring revelation of the progression of destiny in every aspect.  Be at rest and let Me take you where I will, says the Lord. 

September 21, 2007:  The enemy has pulled out all stops in trying to hinder or even prevent you from moving forward.  I tell you again, this is the devil!  Stop and discern this attack.  Then, take authority over and bind the hindering assignments against you.  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  I have indeed gone before you to make a way, but you must fight to take this promised land, says the Lord.  Matthew 18:18 "Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
 
September 20, 2007:  Ask what you will and quiet your soul.  Listen intently, and I will speak clearly to your heart to bring the answers you long for.  Do not come with an expectation of what you hope to hear or with your questions shrouded in personal desire, for then you will only hear from your own soul.  Ask with an open heart and an open mind, for you can be assured that I will bring forth those things that are to your ultimate spiritual benefit.  Yield to My purposes and you will begin to see your divine destiny, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 24:6 ‘For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
 
September 19, 2007:  Do not fret about the days before you and what I have given you to do.  I have called you and equipped you and sent you.  Now rest in My presence as I accomplish My purposes through you.  You are My vessel of honor, and all you must do is yield to the moving of My Spirit for destiny to be fulfilled.  Do not be afraid or be dismayed, for I am with you, 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."
 
September 18, 2007:  This is not a time to crumble under the pressure of your responsibilities.  Rather, rise up in faith.  Trust Me to enable you to go beyond your physical and emotional limitations to complete the tasks at hand.  I will give you extraordinary strength to meet every challenge.  Ask Me to stretch your time, and I will do so, says the Lord.  I will make a way where there seems to be no way.  Rise up and go forth in victory.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 
September 17, 2007:  Hunker down, My children.  You are entering a time when you must dig in for a sustained period of time as I do a necessary and poignant work in your lives.  I will use the sharp sword of My word to cut straight to the heart of every matter and make you aware of emotional baggage in your life that must be discarded before you can progress spiritually in the power of freedom.  Do not be afraid to allow Me to reveal every hidden work of darkness both past and present, for it will be a work of joy when liberty becomes your reality.  Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two–edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
 
September 14, 2007:  Make time to take a quick inventory of where you are both spiritually and physically so that you can prepare yourself to optimize the benefits of the new spiritual year that is now beginning.  Cut your losses short by letting go of those things that have hindered and are likely to continue to hinder your growth and freedom in the days ahead.  Ask for wisdom as often as necessary to make quality decisions, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.
 
September 13, 2007:  I will show you wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath, but you must be careful not to worship My signs and wonders.  To do so would amount to idolatry and would result in being removed from My presence.  Your worship and praise and glory must be given to your Father in Heaven.  Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  Joel 2:26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame.
 
September 12, 2007:  Rise up to meet the challenges of every circumstance with the assurance of complete victory.  This is faith.  I have equipped you to overcome every problem by the power and authority I have given you.  Believe that you are above only and not beneath, and you will be victorious in all things.  Every time you adopt the attitude of a victim you are not exercising your faith, but at the very least are double-minded and perhaps even in unbelief.  Stir yourself up to walk in the Spirit by faith, says the Lord.  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.
 
September 11, 2007:  Prepare your heart and make a decision to step into a place of renewed commitment to your covenant with Me.  Renew your vows of consecration and come away with Me, My beloved.  Let us have a time of sweet communion together.  Sever your ties to the past and leave behind everything that would hinder your spiritual freedom, for you are entering a year of devotion that will bring forth and reveal the divine excellence of your character, says the Lord.  Romans 5:1-5  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.   And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
 
September 10, 2007:  Just as deep calls to deep, My Spirit calls to your spirit to come up higher.  I have gone before you to prepare a place, a new plateau in the spirit realm where you will know Me and experience My presence as never before.  Quiet your soul; do you hear the cry of the Spirit?  Do you feel the stirring within you?  I am the Way-maker, says the Lord, and I have set a path before you.  So now, come.  Move to the sound of My leading, you who have ears to hear!  Psalms 42:7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls.
 
September 7, 2007:  Realize that chaos and crisis is for the purpose of bringing to your attention those things that need to be brought into order.  You are in a time of fixing things that are broken on every level -- spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially.  Take time to quiet your soul, step aside from the chaotic situations and trust Me for answers and solutions.  Fear will keep you from seeing the way through this difficult maze, but your faith and hope will light the path to resolution, 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.
 
September 6, 2007:  Come to Me and confess your disappointments and discouragement.  I know it already, but you need to get it "off your chest" so that you can move on.  You must come to the place of My altar in the Spirit and release your disappointment as an offering of flesh to be burned in My purifying fire.  Then, offer up your thanksgiving in prayer for the blessings in your life, for I will receive it as a sweet fragrance, which will open the windows of heaven to pour out upon you mercy, favor and grace, says the Lord.  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.
 
September 5, 2007:  Beloved, there have been many hindrances in moving through this current order of things, and you still have things that are pending.  But, I tell you that the time of waiting is nearly over.  Keep pressing on and pushing through and then there will be a sudden breakthrough when everything will seem to fall into place at once.  And, you will know that your efforts have not been in vain, nor have your prayers gone unheard or unanswered, says the Lord.  Isaiah 46:9-10  Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.   Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’
 
September 4, 2007:  You are now coming into the early stages of preparation for a new spiritual year, which will be another step up in terms of covenant, revelation and blessing.  But, this new plateau will also require  a greater level of commitment.  The gift of  discernment will be vital to the success of every endeavor.  Set yourself now to wait patiently for My wisdom and direction before any major exertion of time, energy, or finances.  Any undertaking that is motivated by your fleshly desires instead of My Spirit will produce disappointment, says the Lord Most High.  Luke 12:48b  For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
 
September 3, 2007:  I have been reminded the past few days of a word the Lord gave me a long time ago.  He said, "You will not go to them, they will come to you."  He was speaking of not compromising.  He wants us to take a stand.  I hear Him even now saying, "Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.   Stand strong in your place of righteousness and in your place of authority and let those around you come to that place of strength.  Stay put in your place of destiny and do not compromise righteousness for the sake of acceptance."  Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 

 

August 31, 2007:  Watch for stormy moments that will give you an opportunity to maintain peace.  Be aware that you do not have to react emotionally to difficult situations.  You can subject your emotions to the authority of the Spirit and respond with wisdom and understanding.  These moments of overcoming evil with good will produce a leap in your spiritual growth.  It will be well worth swallowing your pride and yielding to My Spirit, says the Lord.  Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
 

August 30, 2007:  You are entering a short season that will require continued flexibility.   The more determined you are to have your way and the more rigid you are in keeping your schedule the more difficulties you will face.  If you will hold your plans loosely it will be easier to make changes when necessary.   Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit.  As you yield to My flow, I will move you in a flow of blessings that will serve you well, says the Lord.  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
 

August 29, 2007:  I had a mini-vision of a baseball pitcher throwing a curve ball, and the Lord said:  Watch for the enemy to throw you  a curve.  You will think that you are in complete control of your circumstances because you believe that you know how they are going to turn out, but at the last second they will take an unexpected turn.  I say to you, do not be afraid or panic when this happens, for I am with you to cause even this to work to your benefit, 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.
 

August 28, 2007:  You've heard it said, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."  And, this is true for you, My people.  I say to you, that as you face difficult challenges that seem to wear you down and deplete your energy, I will uphold you with My mighty right hand.  I will infuse you with the strength necessary to accomplish all that you have been given to do.  Indeed, My strength will be made perfect in your weakness, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 

August 27, 2007:  The Lord gave me the word gall.  And, I heard the Lord say, I speak to those who have endured a difficult time, and yet have become bitter.  You have become venomous in your response to everything that even remotely resembles a threat.  You suffer from a constant state of exasperation and chronic irritation.  You are producing gall, which will eventually result in poor health both spiritually and physically.  Forgiveness is the  only way for you to be healed and restored.  Release your anger and repent for this bitterness of spirit, so that you do not bring defilement to those around you, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:15 ...looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.
 

August 24, 2007:  It is important at this time that you maintain good boundaries and that you neither violate others' boundaries nor allow your boundaries to be breached.  You can do this by taking the time to recognize your area of authority so that you don't shirk your responsibility or take on burdens that are not yours to bear.  The enemy will try to blur this distinction in order to bring confusion and lack of clarity in your relationships.  Refuse the temptation to step outside of your calling and purpose, says the Lord.  Acts 17:26-28a  "And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being."
 

August 23, 2007:  I have opened doors before you and have made a way of breakthrough in various areas of your experience.  What you must do is discern between what is good and what is evil.  Seek Me for clarity so that you will know absolutely what is true and what is false.  I will answer you with peace that surpasses your understanding.  Do not move ahead until you have peace, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
 

August 22, 2007:  You've heard the old adage, looking for love in all the wrong places.  I say that many of you, My people, are not only looking for love in the wrong places, but you are looking for answers in the wrong places.  Try receiving love from Me, for it is an eternal love that will never disappoint.  Try asking Me for wisdom, for I will answer every time.  Try reading My Word to establish a foundation of truth in your heart, says the Lord.  These are the right places that will produce everlasting life, love, joy and peace. 
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.
James 3:15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self–seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 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. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
 

August 21, 2007:  Beloved, you are about to arise and come up.  You are going to grow up and ascend to a new spiritual level.  Many of you have been isolated and separated from the Body of Christ because of disappointment and wounding.  But, I tell you that the time is coming when your wounds will be healed.  The scars will remain, but the pain will be gone.  You will be restored to true fellowship with members of My Body, says the Lord, for truly I am gathering My people to establish My kingdom in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:1-6   I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
 

August 20, 2007:  The enemy is bringing temptation to compromise for fear of being rejected.  Rise up, My people, and do not put your righteousness in jeopardy.  Maintain truth and your kingdom position no matter the cost.  For I say that your true acceptance comes from Me and is eternal.   Man's approval is for the moment and is temporary.  Refuse to cave in to the pressure to choose the temporary above the eternal, says the Lord.  Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.
 

August 17, 2007:  You are on a fast track to fulfilling your destiny.  I have gone before you to make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth.  Let Me lead you in this well-choreographed dance so that every step you take will be in perfect rhythm to the sound of My voice.  Refuse to be distracted by the chaos that is around you and the other voices that demand your attention.  Stay completely focused on Me, says the Lord.  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.
 

August 16, 2007:  To the faithful, I show myself faithful.  So, My people, I call you forth into the realm of faithfulness, and I admonish you to be loyal to My kingdom purposes.  Be steadfast and resolute in obeying My word.  Then, you shall enter the blessing flow and be prosperous in all that you set your hand to do, for I will lead you into the land that flows with milk and honey, and I will direct your steps, says the Lord.  Psalm 1:1-3  Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.  but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
 

August 15, 2007:  Beloved, I have given you great and precious promises.  Indeed it was I who spoke to you seven years ago about things that would come to pass in these days, and you have wondered if these promises would ever produce fruit.  Yet, now you will begin to see the signs that I have been working these things out in ways that you have not recognized.  Get ready now to both recognize and receive what I have promised, says the Lord.  2 Peter 1:2-8  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self–control, to self–control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

August 14, 2007:  I had a vision of driving into an area that could have had a sign that read something like, "Entering Arapahoe National Forest."  But instead this sign read, "Entering Resurrection Power."   As the vision progressed along the way I was aware of a warning sign, which was diamond-shaped, yellow with black letters, that could have read, "Falling Rocks."  However, this sign read "Sudden Revelations."  It was a beautiful day with clear skies and perfect weather, and it was a narrow, winding road that led upward to high mountain peaks.  Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
 

August 13, 2007:  Stop, look, listen and discern.  Check the spiritual climate.  There is an acceleration that will require you to be alert and attentive in order to move with a more rapid flow.  This can be an extremely exhilarating time if you are willing to yield to this refreshing and stimulating move of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Song of Solomon 8:14 Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.
 

August 10, 2007:  I will confirm all that you have heard Me speak directly to your heart.  I will confirm these words with visions, dreams, and signs, which will bring great hope and comfort to your heart and strengthen your resolve to stand still and see My great work in your life and circumstances.  Be alert and watch, for certainly you will find the  assurance that what I have spoken I will bring to pass, says the Lord.  Isaiah 46:11b   Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.
 

August 9, 2007:  Maintain a clear and concise focus on your purpose and destiny.  Keep looking straight ahead so that you are not distracted or diverted from the path that has been set before you.  Any deviation from the path that leads to your destination could bring a time of failure and destruction.  Do not look to the right or the left, but rather make sure that every decision is consistent with what you already know about the direction of your life, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:25-27  Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.  Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.  Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.
 

August 8, 2007:  As you move into the season of expansion and increase watch and discern carefully.  There will be opportunities for you to be strengthened in faith and service in My kingdom, but there will also be opportunities that will draw you away from your current level of dedication and consecration.  Consider and weigh the outcome of the decisions that you make at this time.  Make faithfulness and commitment a priority in all of your considerations at this time, says the Lord.  2 Chronicles 2:4b Behold, I am building a temple for the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to Him...
 

August 7, 2007:  Be sensitive to possibilities and opportunities for expansion.  I will bring to your attention doors that you can go through that will result in increase.  Allow Me to direct you to take advantage of your potential to grow.  Do not be afraid to be stretched as you move forward into unfamiliar spiritual territory, for I am with you every step of the way, says the Lord.  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.
 

August 6, 2007:  I keep hearing the Lord say the word "transition."  And, when I think about transition I think about giving birth and that transitional phase just before the child is born.   That child has been growing in the womb, in safety and seclusion, and that final transition is really difficult.  The last part of that transition is the hardest fight before emerging.  I believe the Lord is saying to us that we have all been in transition.  The final push is coming, the hardest part, but if we will persevere we will issue forth or proceed into a whole new spiritual realm.  We will come into the light of a new day, new revelation, and understanding.   Our eyes will be opened to see with greater clarity.   We will burst forth into new life, new growth, new strength, greater knowledge and wisdom in the Kingdom of God.  Psalm 139:14-17  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
 

August 3, 2007:  You are poised and ready to rise up to a new plateau of breakthrough in various areas of your experience, but you must be persistent in order to push through the places where you have been blocked.  Do not give up or settle for less than what you consider to be your optimum goal at this time.  I have gone before you to make a way for you to achieve this breakthrough; trust Me to bring you through, says the Lord.  Isaiah 45:2  I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.
 

August 2, 2007:  My children, I will make you aware of hindering forces that have been sent against you to keep you from moving in a divine flow.  Set yourselves to see spiritually that which has held you back and remember that I have given you authority to overcome everything that would impede your progress or block you from achieving My will and purposes for you.  Be strong and move through these obstructions by the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
 

August 1, 2007:  Watch for signs of an attack from the enemy that will cause you to experience frustration and irritation.  Refuse to allow these emotions to rule.  Make the decision and carry out the choice to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit (Galations 5:22-23) in making every moment holy and pristine.  Recognize that this intrusion from the devil is for the purpose of separating you from Me, says the Lord, for you cannot maintain fellowship with Me when you take a position that is against My word and My nature.  1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.
 

July 31, 2007:  Now is a time when you can yield to My Spirit and develop greater discernment, insight and vision.  Make the most of the opportunities that present themselves to gain understanding and revelation of My work in your life to bring you to a higher level of spiritual maturity.  These opportunities will reveal places where fear and insecurity have kept you from the liberty of knowing who you are in Me, 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.

July 30, 2007:  Beloved, listen and learn.  What you deem as failure is not necessarily so.  Failure is not measured by success or achievement but is measured in My kingdom by obedience.  The only way you can fail is to be willfully disobedient to My word and directives.  And, you must always be mindful that the enemy will use those times when it does not seem that you have measured up as an opportunity to dump you down into condemnation, which only results in spiritual bankruptcy.  Know that the circumstances you face always give you the choice of obedience or disobedience, says the Lord.  Choose wisely!  Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

July 27, 2007:  Please be advised that I will cause you to make adjustments in your plans for the future that will bring your destiny into clear and precise focus.  I am expanding some areas of your calling while diminishing or cutting off other areas.  This is a refining process that will redefine your purpose and responsibility in My kingdom, says the Lord.  This transition will be a smooth one if you yield quickly to these modifications.  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.

July 26, 2007:  Beloved, listen for My directions and guidance.  I will show you the way and cause you to see your circumstances with greater clarity.  As you make corrections in answer to My conviction, you will find yourself in a position of extreme favor.  If you refuse to make corrections, you will find yourself on a circular path that will bring you back to this point repeatedly until you yield to righteousness, says the Lord.  Job 6:29 Yield now, let there be no injustice! Yes, concede, my righteousness still stands!

July 25, 2007:  Watch and carefully consider the opportunities that present themselves.  Now is a time when you can move forward with the greatest of ease.  But this will only happen when you flow with the power of My Spirit to bring blessing and victory.  Don't force anything.  Rather, position yourself to yield to the anointing and direction of the Holy Spirit, says the Lord.  You will not be disappointed.  Ephesians 1:3-4  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

July 24, 2007:  Be sensitive to the work that I am doing in you to continue to bring order to your life.  There are areas that need to be brought under My rulership before you can experience the full blessing of your destiny.  Be willing and ready to yield to the moving of My Spirit as conviction comes to bring the necessary correction that will position you to receive optimum favor and blessings.  John 16:8 "And when He has come, He (the Holy Spirit) will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

July 23, 2007:  Beloved, you cannot fight the good fight of faith and maintain the mentality of the victim.  You cannot be victorious and be the victim at the same time, for this puts you in the position of being double-minded.  And, the double-minded man gets nothing.  Make up your mind, for you must establish yourself in faith so that you absolutely know that you have the victory before you ever engage in battle, says the Lord. James 1:6-8   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.
 

July 20, 2007:  This is not the time to make major decisions that would greatly affect your life.  Put off making these decisions until you know that this period of chaos and misunderstandings is over.  You will need to re-examine your motives, direction, and purposes in greater detail when things have calmed down.  It is important for you to have clarity of mind and strength of purpose before you make important changes.  Ask Me for wisdom, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.

July 19, 2007:  The powers of darkness have risen up to bring war to you, but if you will be blameless and stay focused with your faith unshaken and unshakeable, I will cause you to rise up in the victory flow.  You will need to quiet your emotions and refuse to be afraid.  Do not allow yourself to be overwhelmed or swallowed up in chaos.   Be silent and strong, says the Lord.  Psalms 41:11 By this I know that You are well pleased with me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.

July 18, 2007:   Beloved I am bringing things to light that have been shrouded in darkness and obscured from your understanding.  These things have hindered you in specific ways, but once you come face to face with the hidden truth, you will find great freedom.  Do not be afraid to pursue truth and light no matter how intimidating it may seem.  Be strong and courageous, 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.

July 17, 2007:  Double check to make sure that what you think you know is actually the truth, for the enemy has sent chaos against My people.  Pay attention to details and confirm that you have perceived reality in every situation where precision is important.  During this attack misunderstandings will abound, so you must bind the powers of deception and confusion.  Ask, and I will bring light where darkness exists, clarity where confusion exists, and peace where chaos exists, 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.

July 16, 2007:  Exercise your voice, for that is your weapon against the enemy.  Many of you, My people, have been silenced through accepting condemnation and rejection designed to intimidate you and shut your mouth.  But, now you must arise and use your voice as a sword, your weapon of choice.  Speak against the devil and his devices.  Resist him and refuse to allow him to violate your spiritual boundaries, and he will be defeated, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:13-18 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

July 13, 2007:  If you are willing to receive it, I will reveal aspects of your life that keep you from being your spiritual best.  All I need is your permission and cooperation to move you forward in truth and revelation.  Now is the time to bring all things into the light because the devil can only work in the dark shadows of hiding and deception.  Discover the freedom that comes from being open and honest in all things.  Be assured that nothing you think or do is hidden from Me, says the Lord, but that there is nothing that can separate you from My love.  1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

July 12, 2007:  Beloved, refuse to allow the unexpected events or news of the day to cause you to become frightened or disoriented.  Calm yourself and seek Me for guidance and direction.  I will give you wisdom and show you what to do next.   You must not try to deal with these issues in the power of your own flesh.  Rise above the temptation to allow your emotions to get out of control.  Be strong, trust Me to bring you through to greater understanding and spiritual depth, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

July 11, 2007:  You will find yourself reminded of various aspects of your past, and you must choose to be refreshed by the pleasant things and to be released from the things that were devastating.  At this point in your life you can be strengthened by choosing what to take with you into the next spiritual phase.  By remembering the good things you will be encouraged and strengthened.  Rejoice and be glad in the progress you have made and prepare to move on with courage and boldness, says the Lord.  2 Samuel 10:12 "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight."

July 10, 2007:  Beloved, make every effort to be in the absolute center of My will, says the Lord.  Do not deviate from what you know to be righteousness and truth.  In this season of war, it is necessary to set yourself apart to My purposes alone.  Make sure that you have no open doors (through sin) that would give the enemy an advantage against you.  Stay focused and be on guard and alert to threatening intrusions and invasions, and be ready to rise up and bind the powers of darkness arrayed against you. 
Ephesians 5:8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."
15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,
16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

July 9, 2007:  You are going to face situations that will challenge the very foundation of your motivation.  Even though this will seem very difficult at times, it is necessary for you to allow this time of soul searching to bring you to a new plateau of faith.  Your circumstances will provide opportunities to seek Me for wisdom and establish trust, for I am your very present help in times of trouble and I alone will bring you through.  This is a time when the refining fires burn hot.  Let those things burn that cannot withstand the heat, for certainly that which remains will be cherished for its great and eternal value, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 3:12-13 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

July 6, 2007:  Be aware that attacks against your emotions will manifest as confusion and chaos as well as feeling condemned.  Beloved, this is the work of the devil.  Do not cave in under the powers of darkness, and more particularly the spirit of heaviness.  Rise up in the assurance that you are Mine and that I am not the author of confusion, nor do I condemn you.  Establish yourself in the truth of My love for you and resist the devil in the strength of your trust in Me, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

July 5, 2007:  Be at peace and refuse to allow petty annoyances to arouse your anger and cause you to sin.  Forgive quickly and maintain a calm spirit.  You will be tempted to rise up to defend your position or to prove your righteousness, but that would be foolish.  There is no need to defend a righteous position; it speaks for itself.  Do not allow the enemy to push buttons that trigger unwarranted responses and behavior, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
 

July 4, 2007:  Beloved, you must guard against exhaustion in this season.  It will come from a variety of attacks by the enemy aimed at  draining your energy.  Set a watch for the lies of the devil that open a door to memories that re-establish a foundation for fear or rejection.  If you entertain this work of the enemy against you through believing the lies, it will sap not only your physical strength and stamina, but will also diminish your mental acuity, your emotional stability and your spiritual strength.  Rise up and defeat this enemy of your soul by resisting him vehemently, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

July 3, 2007:  Come under My canopy of optimum favor by faith.  Release everything in the past that has kept you from moving in the blessing flow, for certainly the oppression of the past can be an anchor that will impede your progress.  The doors are wide open for you to enter into a new phase of triumph.  Go through deliberately and without restraint.  Rise up in confidence with the assurance that you can trust Me to bring you by the way of knowledge, wisdom and victory, says the Lord. 
Ephesians 3:8-13 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.  Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
 

July 2, 2007:  Beloved, I am bringing correction to a specific course that began three years ago, which has been a transitional time in which you have had to make an extreme effort to stay in the divine flow of My purposes for you.  Many times the battle became so fierce that you would have lost heart unless you had seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).  You have been in the Valley of Weeping.  I have seen your tears and have been your only help in times of trouble.  Now I have opened a door of hope where you will have breakthrough and rejoice in the progression of victory.  I am giving you new strength for the journey before you, says the Lord.
Hosea 2:13-15 I will punish her For the days of the Baals to which she burned incense. She decked herself with her earrings and jewelry, and went after her lovers; but Me she forgot," says the LORD.  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 (trouble) 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.

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June 29, 2007:  Stand your ground and maintain good boundaries.   Refuse to allow anyone to back you into a corner through intimidation or insistence that you do what you know is beyond your obligation or duty.  "No" is an anointed word, for it certainly keeps you from getting into places that are unsafe both physically and spiritually.  Your obedience is to Me, and you must discern and avoid situations in which you feel pressured.  Maintain peace regardless of opposing forces, says the Lord.  2 Samuel 23:12 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.
 

June 28, 2007:  Watch for your circumstances to take an unexpected turn, and be ready and willing to go with the flow of My Spirit.  This will take unusual focus and concentration on your part.  Quiet your mind and emotions and move into the realm of discernment as you listen to My still small voice.  Do not be afraid to yield to course corrections.  Yes, even embrace these opportunities, for they will work to your ultimate benefit, 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.

June 27, 2007:  I have set before you an elevation in the spirit realm, and you can now take a step up.  Your obedience to My directives has made this possible, for surely I reward those who are diligent to seek Me and obey My commands.  This step up will be mind-boggling in many ways, for much of what you encounter at this time will be beyond your scope of expectation or understanding.  Rejoice in knowing that I have brought you further than you ever thought possible, says the Lord.  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.

June 26, 2007:  When conflict arises, be quiet and carefully discern the root of the problem.  Discovery is a tool that can set you free from behavioral response traps and move you to a new level of spiritual growth and attainment.  Your burden is to be absolutely honest with yourself in the process.  Otherwise, this important opportunity can be overlooked and wasted.  The worst thing you can do is deny your culpability with regard to the issues, says the Lord.  Proverbs 12:22  Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal truthfully are His delight.

June 25, 2007:  I had a vision of someone stuck in a turnstile, and I heard the Lord say:  Many of My people have become stuck in their time of transition.  You are moving not only from one phase of this season to another, but you are in transition from old life patterns that have caused you to reap the same sad harvest over and over again.  This is a pivotal time in your life when you can make decisions that will propel you forward into great freedom from old bondages, but you must make every effort to press through this place where you have gotten stuck in old attitudes and behaviors.  You are on the absolute threshold of a great breakthrough, but the enemy is doing his best to keep you from kingdom reward.  Push through, says the Lord!  Philippians 3:12-14 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.  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.

June 22, 2007:  Watch carefully and be aware of boundary violations and intrusions, for this is a current work of the enemy against My people, says the Lord.  You will either be the victim of such attack or the perpetrator, or both.  Refuse to become angry or indignant with other people, but rather look beyond the situation to discern the real source of the trouble.  Choose to exercise and manifest the fruit of the Spirit and at the same time resist the devil. 
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self–control. Against such there is no law.
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

June 21, 2007:  I am aware of your problems that seem to have no solution at this point.  But, haven't I encouraged you to ask for wisdom?  So, I say to you again to ask without doubting that I will give you answers, and I will give you the perfect solutions to difficult situations.  Depend on Me to guide you to places (emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually) that will be of the greatest benefit to you, says the Lord.  Psalms 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

June 20, 2007:  Beloved, believe Me when I say that I am going to reveal to you places of hidden aggression against you.  However, you must not develop a victim mentality when you realize these places of opposition.  I would have you rise up in the Spirit against these attacks and bind the works of the enemy, for I have certainly given you power to defeat the devil wherever you find him, 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.

June 19, 2007:  Be alert for stress points that are triggered, for they will reveal deep and hidden issues that you need to face and deal with at this time.  It will be precisely these issues that have maintained a place of bondage and control in your life.  Understanding and releasing these problems will ultimately result in greater spiritual freedom if you refuse to take them personally.  Let this time be instructive and enlightening rather than problematic, for I will bring a level of wisdom and discernment in this regard that will indeed set you free, says the Lord.  John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

June 18, 2007:  I have once again admonished you to man the fort and watch the road, for he who scatters has come up before your face.  Yet, I say to you that in times past when I have alerted you to this attack against you, you have crumbled under the weight of that word and have allowed the enemy to pillage  your camp.   Indeed, he who scatters has come up before your face, but if you will rise up in faith and not allow the enemy to come in, you will win this time.  And, the powers arrayed against you will not be able to ravage your camp again, 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.
 

June 15, 2007:  The time of sorrow is past, grief has run its course, and the season of mourning is over.  Position yourself now by faith to go forth into a new day and new possibilities.  The enemy has done what he was able to do to paralyze your with fear and bring destruction, but I have been with you to empower you to stand  and to develop your strength for endurance, says the Lord.  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.

June 14, 2007:  Live by My Spirit and walk in faith.  Refuse to give any ground to fear, but rather trust Me in all things, says the Lord.  I will direct your steps and bring you by way of your destiny.  Be alert to the attacks of the enemy to bring a confidence crisis that will test your faith and confidence in Me.  And, remember that you can do all things through My enabling grace.  Again, do not be afraid!  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
 

June 13, 2007:  Beloved, there are some challenging assignments before you, but I tell you to take courage day by day as you face these opportunities.  And, trust in Me every step of the way.  I send you forth to conquer and gain the victory over every situation that arises.  Rise up in the strength and power of My might and perform the duties that I have set before you with boldness and without excuse, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 1:7-8 But the LORD said to me: "Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you," says the LORD.
 

June 12, 2007:  You are in a season where diligence will pay big dividends.  Conversely, procrastination will result in hindrances that will be difficult to overcome.  Be wise in your choices when it comes to the optimum use of your time and energy.  I am with you to direct your steps if you will yield to the moving of My Spirit.  However, when you procrastinate you lag behind My timing, says the Lord.  2 Peter 3:14b Be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.

June 11, 2007:  What are these burdens you bear?  They are not yours to carry, but are Mine to attend to.  Cause them to be borne on the wind of the Spirit as you release these things in prayer to Me.  And, trust Me to hear your prayers and to take action.  Consider which is more effective -- your own human effort to work things out or My divine intervention into the circumstances that concern you.  I tell you that I am able to move on your behalf in ways that you have not yet even imagined, says the Lord.  Matthew 21:22 "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

June 8, 2007:  Wisdom is the key that you will need to unlock and open the door that will allow you to break through to higher ground.  You have endured the suffering of hindrances and delays long enough.  Seek Me for the wisdom you need to step into the next phase of life experience.  Remember that I am with you to lead, guide, direct and protect you.  Do not go out ahead of Me or lag behind; you would do this by being focused either on the future or on the past.  Stay in the safety of the eternal now, says the Lord.  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.’

June 7, 2007:  Be calm and resolute as you encounter threatening or intimidating circumstances.  Do not react hastily, but rather seek wisdom and understanding before proceeding.  Refuse to allow your emotions to drive you to places you do not want to be.  Wait on Me, says the Lord, and I will go before you to make a way through this maze of confusion.  Trust Me.  2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

June 6, 2007:  Beloved, I am reminding you today that you cannot break through to complete victory unless and until you have forgiven those who have hurt and disappointed you.  Forgiveness is your only option, and you must choose to release everyone that you have held in resentment and bitterness.  You cannot be free until you set them free, says the Lord, and you cannot move forward until you have let go of the past.  Mark 11:26 "But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."

June 5, 2007:  Do you hear My voice?  I am calling to you to enter the Holy Place where I dwell and listen, says the Lord.  I am prepared to impart deep revelation and insight that will truly set you free to fulfill your destiny.  Do not come with hesitation or doubt; come with complete assurance that I will meet with you in the secret place and commune with you there.  Come, My Beloved.  Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

June 4, 2007:  Do not despair when the trials and tribulations seem to overcome you and create  chaos, for out of chaos My order in your life will be established.  Such was the condition of the earth before My Spirit hovered over its surface and before I spoke and called forth light.  I speak to many of My people and tell you that you must become empty of your own desires, ambitions, and distractions.  And then, My Spirit will come even in your darkness, and I will speak from heaven and bring forth light and divine order, says the Lord. Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.

June 1, 2007:  Now is the time when you can bring resolution to issues that have been unresolved until now.  Your efforts to bring these things to a conclusion in the past have gone unrewarded.  But, you have entered a window of time in which you can tie up loose ends of various kinds.  Be courageous and do not be afraid to settle your accounts in an effort to move ahead, 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."

 

May 31, 2007:  Your continued effort and progress in breakthrough is very much like giving birth.  You will push and gain some ground, rest and breathe, and then push again.  I have already told you that breakthrough is a process, so expect that you will have minor triumphs before you actually gain the ultimate victory.  Don't give up, says the Lord.  Micah 4:10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in birth pangs. For now you shall go forth from the city, you shall dwell in the field, and to Babylon you shall go. There you shall be delivered; there the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

May 30, 2007:  I have planted you and built you up, and I will not pluck you up nor tear you down.  Refuse the temptation to allow frustrations, irritations, and minor setbacks to shake you, uproot or move you from your established foundation, purpose and direction.  Quiet your soul and stand strong and resolute against the enemy's efforts to take you off course or move you away from your kingdom position, says the Lord.  There is a marked difference between being moved by the wind of My Spirit and being blown away by the winds of adversity.  Jeremiah 42:10 ‘If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you."

May 29, 2007:  Beloved, renew your covenant with Me; stir the flames of desire for Me.  I speak to hearts that have been distracted from the pure love and devotion that once burned.  Do not seek to be satisfied with things of the world or things that are temporary and not eternal.  Examine your heart to see what truly motivates you, for you have come to a crossroad where your choices will determine the direction you will go.  You will either come back to Me in greater determination and consecration, or you will gradually fall away, says the Lord.  Revelation 3:15-19 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.  Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ ––and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked––I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."

May 28, 2007:  I saw a line that arched over the sanctuary, and it seemed that the light was a silver color under the line and a golden color above the line.  I heard the Lord say, "I have drawn a line, a line of demarcation, for you to step over and into a greater dimension of the power of My kingdom.  Those who cross the line will never go back."  Mark 4:35 On the same day, when evening had come, He (Jesus) said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side."

May 25, 2007:  You have entered the process of breakthrough.  And, yes, I did say process.  It is a matter of progression, and you have taken the first steps.  You will, however, need to maintain the breakthrough momentum because there is more than one front where you need to push through the hindrances and gain the victory.  Do not give up mid stream, says the Lord.  2 Kings 13:17-19 And he said, "Open the east window"; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, "Shoot"; and he shot. And he said, "The arrow of the LORD’S deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them."  Then he said, "Take the arrows"; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground"; so he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, "You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times."

May 24, 2007:  Watch for the enemy's attack that will get you on an emotional roller-coaster ride that can derail you spiritually.  Refuse to take your emotional responses seriously.  Stay focused, and recognize that this is momentary.  Remind yourself that when you have difficulty gaining the victory, it is only one battle and does not mean that you can't win the war.  Be strong and courageous.  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.

May 23, 2007:  Beloved Bride, I have admonished you to give thanks and rejoice to prepare the way for a continued flow of blessings.  And, I have heard the first smattering of your obedience.  Yet, there are still many who have not taken My word seriously and have even continued to complain and grumble.  Your choice in this matter will take you on one of two paths.  The path of obedience leads to being blessed, and the path of disobedience leads to being cursed.  Choose wisely.  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."

May 22, 2007:  Watch for things that have been "flapping in the wind" to come to a conclusion.  And, then rejoice and be glad that they are no longer a bother.  Give thanks, knowing that I have indeed gone before you to prepare the way and that what you have submitted to Me is being resolved, says the Lord.  Renew yourself in the truth of My word -- Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
 

May 21, 2007:  Beloved, the problem that you have encountered has become a hindrance to your progression.  You must now move beyond yourself and your reactions by choice and by faith.  Refuse to allow this moment to set you back spiritually.  Push through this time to greater strength and victory.  Press through to higher ground.  You will soon be able to look back and see this time as a defining moment in your spiritual journey, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

May 18, 2007:  Refuse to bow down to a spirit of intimidation, which is witchcraft.  Rise up in your inner man to know that I am with you wherever you go, and that I am greater in you than any attack of the enemy against you.  However, you must be humble and not respond in defensive pride.  Yield to My power and the responses of My Spirit in every situation.  Be righteous, 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 17, 2007:  Beloved, reflect and rejoice on the wonderful benefits in your life as a result of coming into My kingdom, says the Lord.  Take time to give thanks, for that will open the way for even more blessings as you enter the flow of My mercy and grace.  Murmuring and complaining will only bring hardship, but thanksgiving will create an atmosphere of success and delight, says the Lord.  Psalms 107:1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

May 16, 2007:  Be strong and stay steady.  Pace yourself and continue on the path of progression.  You cannot accomplish in a day what takes a week or a month to bring to completion.  Be patient and be wise in your choices in order to keep from overextending yourself.  I will bring you through this process in absolute victory if you will be sensitive to My leading, 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.

May 15, 2007:  Rise up and decree an end to your drought in every area, both naturally and spiritually, and I will open the windows of heaven and pour out from My storehouses.  Ask Me for rain, for it is the time of the latter rain. I will make flashing clouds and will cause showers of rain to fall on your dryness.  This is indeed the time of a long-awaited breakthrough into new life and growth, says the Lord.  1 Kings 18:41 ... "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."

May 14, 2007:  Separate yourself from the disappointments and failures of the past and cleanse yourself from all defilement of flesh and spirit, for certainly I am removing your shackles so that you can be free.  Forgive and release yourself and others and press through into the realm of unrestrained liberty in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed."

May 11, 2007:  Beloved, watch for opportunities to gain knowledge and wisdom that will solve difficult problems.  I tell you that suddenly the light will dawn and the solution will become abundantly clear to you.  This will even happen with long-standing questions that have remained unanswered.  You are in a pivotal position, and this revelation will enable you to regain your forward momentum, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding,
4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
8 He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.
 

May 10, 2007:  Be careful not to take on more than you can effectively handle.  To overextend yourself on any level would require a time of extended recovery whether physically, emotionally, mentally, financially or spiritually.  Stay within your safe boundaries and do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord.  Take time along the way to be refreshed by seeking My face and establishing yourself in My presence.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye

May 9, 2007:  Speak to your mountain!  Command that the hindrances be removed, that the crooked places be made straight and that the rough places become smooth, says the Lord.  I have given you authority over the enemy's opposition to My purposes for you.  So, rise up and speak forth My word.  Then, watch and be amazed as you see the opposing forces vanish like the morning dew.  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."

May 8, 2007:  Be sensitive and discerning, for I am about to give you precise revelation of things that have been mysterious or beyond your understanding.  This wisdom will equip you to be more effective in the way you respond to circumstances and will ultimately create a more substantial level of victory and freedom.  Again, make an effort to be aware of even the smallest details of life experience, which have the potential to open your eyes to more acute perception, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:1-5  My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

May 7, 2007:  Do you hear My voice calling to you to rise up and stand on your feet in My presence?  I am bringing you to a place of accountability. This is the day and now is the time for you to come forth in renewed consecration and dedication.  Cooperate with My Word, and you will be established in divine order, which is divine government, My kingdom established in you.  Move forward into manifest destiny, says the Lord.  Luke 17:20-21 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."
 

May 4, 2007:  Things are not working out exactly the way you imagined, but be assured that I am leading you in the direction that be the most beneficial to you in the long run, says the Lord.  Do not despair and do not be afraid.  I am taking you every step of the way as you yield to My guidance.  When you are unsure of what to do next, you will need to be still and wait until I move you forward in a decisive way.  Be strong!  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

May 3, 2007:  Come to Me, beloved, and be refreshed in My presence.  The days have been hectic and distractions have pulled at you from every side.  Take the time to rest and commune with Me, says the Lord, for all that you have had to face and deal with has torn you down, and you need to be built up again.  Come!  Come and be renewed.  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.

May 2, 2007:  Watch for the enemy to use his best tricks against you to keep you from breaking through into greater spiritual awareness.  He knows your places of weakness and will hinder you in whatever way he can to stop your forward momentum.  Resist him with all your might and use the sword of the Spirit, which is My word, to disable him.  If you give him one inch, he will take a mile, so do not allow him to move you at all from your place of strength and faith in Me, says the Lord.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

May 1, 2007:  I had a vision of stepping through a doorway that seemed invisible, yet was very real.  I realized that the door seemed to be above the earth and opened into the heavens, and I assumed that it was a door in the Spirit.  I heard the Lord say, "You are stepping over the threshold of a door that will open the way to greater spiritual development and discernment.  You are coming up higher and will go forth into the realm glory that will cause you to have greater clarity in visions and dreams.  Step boldly into this new domain."  Revelation 3:8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

 

April 30, 2007:  I speak to those who have been laid bare and are wide open.  Your level of vulnerability has been frightening at best, but now is the time for healing and building up.  (Eccl. 3:3)  I will hide you in the cleft of the Rock and cover you there with My hand.  I will conceal you from those the enemy would use to pursue you.  Predators will continue to be a fact of life, but you will not longer be their prey.  You are Mine, says the Lord, and I will keep you from the teeth of the savage beast.

You’ve been almost to hell and back, and you stand amazed that you’ve made it through the last round of challenges.  Did you hear the alarm?  Did you get the wake-up call?  Rise up in your strong faith and go forth to gain every victory, says the Lord.  I tell you that you are now better equipped to handle whatever life has to throw at you than ever before. 

Just when you thought you were functioning at absolute capacity, doing all that you could possibly do, watch and be amazed.  I am about to cause you to do twice as much, and yet with efficiency that will actually reduce your workload.  I will show you ways to be more effective in what you’ve been given to accomplish, but you will need to be flexible and be open to change and new ways of doing things.  It is a matter of attitude and a willingness to flow.

Beloved, rise up and stir up the gift that is in you.  You have laid aside your mantle, as discouragement and disheartenment have caused you to back away from what you have been called to do.  The enemy has done his level best to disable you, and he almost succeeded, but now is the time to come back with a vengeance (extreme and excessive degree).  Make a declaration and determine a decree that you will not sit down, shut up or go back.  Activate your will to go forth with great zeal to fulfill your destiny.  And, I am with you, says the Lord, to establish you in kingdom purpose. 

Truly you are going to increase in almost every area of your life, but this increase will require you to stretch beyond what you ever thought possible.  Get ready to be experience growing pains. Revelation is a key.  When you need understanding all you have to do is ask and the light will come on.  Make that a priority in this process of growth.  Ask, seek, knock.

Watch for and discern opportunities that will facilitate divine objectives.  Wait for My leading and then do not be afraid to explore the unexplored, or to develop the undeveloped.  You are a people on the cutting edge of My plans and purposes, and I will lead you into higher realms of My manifest glory.  Prepare yourselves for an adventure, says the Lord.

April 27, 2007:  I keep  having a vision of butterflies breaking out of their cocoons as their transformation is complete.  And, I heard the Lord say, "You are coming out of a long period of transformation and change and will emerge in newness of life and with greater strength and purpose."  I thought of David's cave of Adullam where his kingdom was established and his mighty army came together, and I believe there are many in the Body of Christ who have been in that cave of seclusion who are about to come forth in the power of Almighty God!  1 Samuel 22:1 David therefore departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him.

April 26, 2007:  You have been in a critical time in which your motives, attitudes, and decisions have become seeds that will reap an extraordinary harvest.  You are now emerging from this time and will be able to see clearly the results of your thoughts and actions as your inner man is revealed by the light of My presence, says the Lord.  Do not despair when you see your flaws and imperfections.  This light of correction will cause you to be purified and will ultimately make you stronger.  Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction; for whom the LORD loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.

April 25, 2007:  Have I not said that you were entering a season of growth and increase?  Growth and expansion do not come without the stretching.  Yet, when you are being stretched, My people, I hear groaning and complaining.  Do not look on this stretching as something to avoid unless you want to stay on the other side of the river where you have become established in a place of comfort.  If you want to enter the season of progression and expansion then you must rejoice in the stretch, which is actually the outer manifestation of what is happening inwardly, says the Lord.  Joshua 24:14 "Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD!

April 24, 2007:  Stay in the flow of My Spirit.  Your tendency at this time will be to try to rush things or to move out ahead of My timing and divine order, which would not be good.  Trust Me to go before you and make a clear path for you to follow.  I will lead you along a path that you have not known and bring you to your destiny in ways that you would not have expected, says the Lord.  But, you must follow Me.  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.
 

April 23, 2007:  I have caused you to rise up and let your light shine.  I have stirred your heart.  And, you have responded.   You have risen up in your heart.  You were sitting down, and now you are standing up in your inner man.  You will open your mouth, and I will fill it as you pray My will.  I am well pleased, beloved, says the Lord!  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.

April 20, 2007:  Refuse the temptation to stress over the things that you must accomplish.  The enemy would delight in overwhelming you with the details of what lies ahead of you.  But, I tell you that I am with you, and I will stretch your time and create a level of efficiency that will astound you.  Just go with the flow of My Spirit.  When things get difficult or even impossible, take a step backward and take another look.  Wait for new inspiration before you try again.  Ask, and I will give you wisdom, says the Lord.  Psalms 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

April 19, 2007:  Thus says the Lord:  Have you not prayed?  I have heard you!  Have you not believed?  I answer your faith.  Have you not asked for favor?  I have surrounded you with favor as with a shield, and the mighty who have risen up against you cannot gain the victory.  I am your rock, your fortress, your savior in whom you will find protection.  I am your stronghold and your high tower who saves you from violence.  Trust Me to lead you through every valley and bring you again to the high place of victory.  Psalms 91:2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."

April 18, 2007:  There are hindering forces set in opposition to impede your progress.  These evil spirits will both attack you directly and affect your work through stubbornness in people.  Remember that your war is not with people, but against the powers of darkness that control people.  Rise up against these hindering spirits and command their assignment against you to cease, says the Lord.  I have given you this authority by way of the Cross.  Use it!  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.

April 17, 2007:  Watch for opportunities to make significant progress, but also be aware that your efforts to move forward will be met with some opposition and challenges.  You will have plenty of opportunities to feel inadequate or even stupid.  Remember not to take yourself too seriously.  Be willing to roll with the punches and give yourself some latitude.  Ask for My wisdom, guidance, and direction, says the Lord, and I will bring your through to success.  Jeremiah 10:23-24 O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.  O LORD, correct me, but with justice; Not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.
 

April 16, 2007:  Beloved, stir up the gift of My Spirit within you.  Arise from your sleep, be clad with zeal, and put on the garments of vengeance against the work of the enemy.  Now is the time to rise up and take back what the devil has taken from you.  I tell you honestly that you will recover all that has been stolen, but you will not be able to regain what rightfully belongs to you without going to battle.  Be willing to fight, and I will give you the victory, says the Lord.  Isaiah 59:17 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

April 13, 2007:  Do you sense the subtle drawing of My Spirit?   Do you hear My still small voice calling you to draw near?  Release yourself from all distractions and diversions, and come away with Me, says the Lord.  Come and be renewed in your soul and spirit.  The noise of your busyness must cease before your ear can be attuned to the things of the Spirit.  You are on the threshold of expansion, but I must give some instruction before you move ahead.  I cannot instruct you until you stop long enough to hear.  Be still and listen.  Proverbs 19:20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.

April 12, 2007:  My people, I call you to repent for taking pleasure in the suffering of those who have been against you.  It is simply the result of their sowing and reaping, and you also are not above this law of the harvest.  When you hear of the trouble of your enemy it will test your heart to reveal either your compassion or your embitterment.  If you find your response to be cynical or harsh, confess your sin and I will forgive you and cleanse you of this unrighteousness, says the Lord.  Proverbs 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles.

April 11, 2007:  Watch carefully the demands on your time and energy.  Discern those things that are truly your burden to bear.  Refuse to go beyond the boundaries of your own responsibility.  There will be opportunities for others to draw you into their trouble and their concerns.  Unless you are truly moved by My Spirit to do something, your only obligation is to pray and release them to Me, says the Lord.  And, the enemy will do his best to make you feel guilty for not doing more.  Do not yield to this accusation even for a moment.  Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

April 10, 2007:  The time of upheaval that you have experienced in the past 30 days has been like navigating river rapids.  It has been a wild ride that created the necessity of putting things right and establishing divine order.  Now you can expect things to run a little smoother in a more normal flow.  However, do not mistake this time as an opportunity to kick back and shirk responsibility.  It may be quieter in a sense, but you will still need to be on guard against the tactics of the enemy against you.  Stay alert, says the Lord.  1 Timothy 6:20 Guard what was committed to your trust.

April 9, 2007:  I kept seeing a vision of little colts being born and being really frisky.  The vision kept coming back, so I said, "Lord, what does this mean?"  He said that even though we have been in the "season of the horse" this is a new season of birthing.  A revival of the apostolic power will be born in many.  It will begin as a very "young" move of God at first, but we will come into maturity of this powerful move as we continue in the flow of this season.  1 Corinthians 2:5 ...that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

April 6, 2007:  Make every effort to stay on track.  Your life experience at this time will demand that your focus of attention not deviate from what you have been given to do.   So you must guard against all forms of distraction.  The days ahead will require concentration.  You must not stress over this requirement, but rather narrow your vision until you have accomplished what is set before you.  At the end of this period of time your vision will once again be expanded and your focus will widen, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

April 5, 2007:  I have heard your prayers, says the Lord, and the answers will come according to My will and purposes.  But, you are striving about the details, which will cause you to become anxious.  You must rest in the movement and flow of My Spirit, for surely those things will come to pass in due season and in right order.  Again, I say, rest.  Rest in the assurance that I am with you and that I will help you along the way.  I am bringing you along a path that you have not traveled before, and the enemy would love nothing better than to cause you to become disoriented.  Resist the temptations that he brings to turn back, and keep pressing on.  Truly, the journey is worth the trouble.  Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?"

April 4, 2007:  Be still, beloved.  Your heart has become overwhelmed with all that is ahead of you.  But, you don't have to face these things all at this time, nor do you have to face these things alone, for I am with you to bring you through in courage and boldness.  Do not be distressed or become disheartened; my strength is sufficient to meet the troubles of this day.  Take one day at a time, and I will lead you one step at a time.  Do not be afraid, says the Lord.  Psalm 124:2-8 "If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us alive, When their wrath was kindled against us; then the waters would have overwhelmed us, The stream would have gone over our soul; then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul."  Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
 

April 3, 2007:  Be liberated!  I call you to come into the realm of freedom from all restriction and bondage.  Come forth!  Break loose!  Now is a time when you can make considerable progress in attaining your desires and goals.  Refuse to allow the enemy of your soul to keep you from breaking through.  Press on and push through.  Be strong, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

April 2, 2007:  Be quiet, child, and be aware of the spiritual environment.  Do you sense the moving of My Spirit?  I tell you truly that there is much activity and excitement in the heavenly realm in anticipation of what is about to be done on earth.  Prepare by establishing yourself in faith on the firm foundation of My Word.  Shut your eyes to whatever causes you to doubt My power and presence.  Turn a deaf ear to everything that questions My intentions and purposes for your good, says the Lord.  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?

 

March 30, 2007:  Refuse to allow your circumstances to circumvent your faith.  Your faith is your most powerful possession.  Do not open the door for the enemy to undermine your effectiveness through doubt and unbelief.  Be steadfast and immovable.  Believe, and then speak.  Speak out of the abundance of your heart with undaunted faith.  Speak forth the word of truth, says the Lord.  Romans 1:17 For in it (the Gospel of Christ) the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."

March 29, 2007:  Speak now to your storms and say, "Peace!  Be still!"  The winds of adversity have blown, and this tornado effect has tried to keep you in a tail spin.  But now, beloved, arise and speak to the wind.  Speak to the storms that seem to prevail.  Then, quiet the storms of your own heart and be at peace.  Stop striving and begin to live by the strength of My grace, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

March 28, 2007:  Ask, and I will give you the answers to your dilemmas.  If you will only believe, I will pour out wisdom and revelation to extricate you from every predicament.  I will show you the way through the most mystifying complexities.  There is nothing that is impossible with Me, says the Lord.  I will prepare and empower you to overcome the obstacles that hinder your progression.  Trust Me.  Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."

March 27, 2007:  Be on the alert and watch for drains on your energy level.  You will need to replenish often by coming into My presence for a refreshing.   The more energy you expend, the more restoration is required.  Come, I say, and bathe yourself in spiritual life and be rejuvenated, says the Lord.  Come and be renewed.  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.

March 26, 2007:  Look up, beloved, for I tell you truly that the clouds of confusion are going to part and and you will step into the clear light of day.  You are about to see with great clarity.  The issues that have caused to you wonder what to do next will  become crystal clear, and you will know exactly what your next step must be.  Answers to your questions will come suddenly, but might not be what you expected.  Get ready to receive, says the Lord.  1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

March 23, 2007:  Watch for the enemy to use situations against you to intimidate you and cause you to be afraid that you have made the wrong choice.  But, I say to you, do not give in to these temptations to question your own judgment.  I have led you thus far, and I will continue to take you into the place that I have appointed for you.  Do not be afraid of what may seem to be overwhelming odds and insurmountable challenges, for I am with you to bring you through to absolute victory, says the Lord.  1 Samuel 17:40-46  Then he (David) took his staff in his hand; and he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, and his sling was in his hand. And he drew near to the Philistine. So the Philistine (giant) came, and began drawing near to David, and the man who bore the shield went before him. And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was only a youth, ruddy and good–looking. So the Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?" And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!" Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. "This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel."

March 22, 2007:  My children, many of you need My wisdom before you proceed.  You have done all that you can do until now, and you need to know your next move.  Remember that I have the answers, and I will not withhold them from you.  All you have to do is ask.  I will pour out abundantly and bring new light to every situation that concerns you.  I will direct you in the way you should go, says the Lord.  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.

March 21, 2007:  Remember that your affliction is for the moment, and do not overreact to temporary stress.  Instead, look up and rise above your difficult situations into the realm of the Spirit where you will find peace.  It is vital that you maintain an eternal perspective.  Refuse to be drawn into conflict in times of mental and emotional tension, says the Lord.  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.

March 20, 2007:  Be strong and courageous; you are almost out of the woods.  Keep pressing through and you will soon realize that the resistance that you have been pushing against in the spirit realm is gone.  Don't give up, however, until you feel that release.  You will find that the pushing and pressing you have had to do has made your stronger, 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.

March 19, 2007:  Beloved, every victory in the name of the Lord is greater than any defeat, regardless of how devastating it may seem.  Rise up with a victorious mindset, and expect to win.  Rejoice in your victories and go forth with the sword of the Spirit, the words of your mouth, in mighty and undaunted praise.  Truly, no weapon formed against you shall prosper, says the Lord.  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 16, 2007:  Refuse to be distracted by the strange discomfort that tries to get you off balance.  Transition is never easy or comfortable, but if you will stay focused on what you know to be truth and light and continue to trust Me, it won't be long until you come through to a new level of stability.  You will arise to greater insights and revelation and will find new strength to move forward.  You will also find new courage to accomplish all that I have set before you, 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 15, 2007:  Trust Me to go before you to make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth.  Keep moving ahead, but be flexible.  You must learn to hold everything with an open hand instead of a tight grip.  I will lead you into My plans and purposes as you yield to My order, says the Lord.  Be encouraged and go with My flow.  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.

March 14, 2007:  Refuse to allow the noise of difficult situations to drown out or overpower My voice, says the Lord.  Stay calm and maintain peace, for surely I will lead you through this in victory if you will let Me lead, says the Lord.  Do not take matters into your own hands or "go off half cocked."  What you encounter at this time is another necessary step in bringing all things into divine order.  This must be dealt with at this time.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

March 13, 2007:  This is not only a time of acceleration but also elevation.  You are moving higher in the realm of the Spirit.  Yet, this upward movement will occasionally be interrupted by minor setbacks.  Make sure that you do not allow discouragement to creep in, for that would certainly open a door for the enemy to attack and afflict you.  Maintain  emotional stability and peace, which will be vital to your progression, 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."

March 12, 2007:  You have entered a new zone of acceleration.  Everything will take on a different slant or point of view as you see with new perspective.  You will be tempted to try to revert back to what is routine and comfortable, but you will find it nearly impossible to do.  And, if you insist on not moving with the flow of My Spirit, you will find yourself getting stuck in a place from which you cannot progress.  If you submit to this acceleration, however, you will be moving at God-speed, and will find it very rewarding, says the Lord.  Isaiah 5:26 He will lift up a banner to the nations from afar, and will whistle to them from the end of the earth; surely they shall come with speed, swiftly.

March 9, 2007:  Set a watch and be discerning.  Examine closely that which is presented to you to receive.  Eat the fat and drink the wine in a spiritual sense, but make sure all that you digest is from Me, says the Lord.  Not everything that is available to you will produce spiritual growth and health or satisfy your hunger and thirst.  Again, I say, be discerning.  1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

March 8, 2007:  I am bringing you by a way that you have not known.  You have not been this way before.  And, even though some things that you encounter will have a ring of familiarity, you must respond differently than you ever have.  You will need My discernment and wisdom every step of the way, and the necessity of your seeking will draw you ever closer to Me, says the Lord.  This is good!  Psalms 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.

March 7, 2007:  Earnestly seek My face, and I will give you answers to the questions that have been on your heart.  Do not be afraid to wait quietly for My voice.  But, you must transcend the desires of your own flesh and come into unity with My Spirit.  Know that I will direct your steps to fulfill My purposes.  All that is necessary is your submission to My leading so that you don't go your own way instead of following Me, says the Lord.  John 12:26 "If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

March 6, 2007:  Take advantage of a brief respite as you come into My presence for renewal and restoration.  You will need to be refreshed before you launch into the next phase of your journey.  You must be awake, alert and discerning in order to gain a full and gallant victory.  Know that I am preparing you in ways that you are not yet aware of, for truly I have gone before you to make the crooked places straight, says the Lord.  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.

March 5, 2007:  Beloved, you are on the very threshold of moving into new realms of glory.  There have been seasons in your life where I came to you to strike a covenant with you in order to facilitate a new level of effectiveness in My kingdom.  And, this is yet again a time of new or renewed covenant when you can choose to come up higher in kingdom purpose and responsibility.  You must, however, quiet your own soul and quell  your own ambitions in order to submit to My intentions, says the Lord.  Genesis 17:2 "And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

March 2, 2007:  Over the next two weeks, you will encounter situations and circumstances that will be life-changing.  The decisions you make in response to these events will result in either greater capacity for life and liberty or will create greater darkness and bondage.  Be wise in your choices, and seek Me for the wisdom and the grace necessary to do what is right, says the Lord.  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."

March 1, 2007:  Be alert to the testing of your faith, and choose to believe rather than to dump down in discouragement and hopelessness.  I tell you beforehand so that you can be prepared to rise up in faith and stand strong.  Once you have tasted of victory instead of accepting defeat, you will begin to develop the habit of taking a stand when opportunities come to cave in.  Be strong and of good courage, says the Lord.  James 1:2-4  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

 

February 28, 2007:  Keep an open mind and heart, for there are things that you need to know, and I will lead you into all truth if that is your desire.  There is nothing hidden that I will not reveal if you will pursue truth.  I will hold nothing back from you, but you must come with a pure heart and pure motives with the ultimate goal to know Me, says the Lord.  Come to Me now, and I will lead you in the way of revelation.  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.

February 27, 2007:  Beloved, the enemy has come to weary you and to cause you to lose heart.  But, I tell you, do not become discouraged or lose hope, for I am indeed with you to bring you into new strength and courage as you press through the darkness that encroaches on your liberty.  The light of My presence overpowers all darkness.  Seek to abide in Me, 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.

February 26, 2007:  Your breakthroughs will come at first like a small leak in a big dam, but eventually will wipe out the entire dam -- every hindrance that restricts the flow of your blessings.  Watch for the little things that indicate breakthrough and praise Me for them, says the Lord.  Your praise will widen the gap and bring forth the abundance as your faith gains momentum.  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.

February 23, 2007:  Beloved, you need to be very specific and vital instruction in this season, and I will give you that if you will seek Me and trust Me, says the Lord.  Let My Spirit rule over your thoughts and emotions so that you have peace and clarity.  Quiet your soul and submit yourself completely to My leading, for I will certainly direct your steps and impart to you the wisdom that is necessary.  Refuse to allow chaos and fear to have any place in you.  Have faith!  Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

February 22, 2007:  The road has been bumpy and the ride has been rough, but you can look forward to a smoother path in the days ahead.  You still have some difficult things to face and overcome, but the worst is over.  And, rejoice because you have learned some lessons and had great opportunities to draw near to Me, says the Lord.  Discernment is absolutely necessary in times of trouble, and at this point in your life you have a greater capacity to operate in the gift of discernment than ever before.  Proverbs 2:3-9 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.  For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.

February 21, 2007:  Your experiences at this time will become defining points for the next months.  Don't be surprised when the things you encounter require you to stretch beyond your comfort zone.  Do not be afraid.  I am with you to bring you through this time that will ultimately bring strength and a capacity for endurance.  Continue to seek My wisdom and then make wise choices, says the Lord.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

February 20, 2007:  Let Me guide you through the next phase of bringing every facet of your life into order according to My perfection and completion.  If you will be sensitive to My leading I will show you what needs to be dealt with spiritually and naturally.  You will not have to strive to achieve this new level, but you can come into rest and allow Me to bring you along with a sense of security and destiny.  Job 11:16-18   Because you would forget your misery, and remember it as waters that have passed away, and your life would be brighter than noonday. Though you were dark, you would be like the morning. And you would be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.

February 19,  2007:  I am the Author and Finisher of your faith.  Allow Me to infuse you with My faith so that you can accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord.  You must stay on course and remain focused in this season to obtain optimum purpose and gain maximum benefit in every circumstance.  I will direct your steps as you yield to the moving of My Spirit.  Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

February 16, 2007:  Beloved, refuse to allow the little things to get you down.  Use these opportunities to abide in My strength and to allow Me to do what you cannot do, says the Lord.  You will be able to look back at this time and know that My grace is sufficient for every situation.  2 Corinthians 12:9a And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

February 15, 2007:  Watch and be amazed, for I am releasing a new wave of creativity into My people that will astound even the most creative among you.  Allow your imagination to be open to My input, says the Lord.  What you can perceive, conceive and believe you can also receive.  Do not be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new.  Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

February 14, 2007:  Just when you think you have it all figured out you can expect another opportunity to deal with and overcome frustration.  Stay calm and face each new challenge with patience and an open mind and heart, for you will certainly need My guidance and wisdom.  When you hit a temporary dead end, look up and wait for My direction.  I will make a way where there seems to be no way and lead you in it when you  take time to pray and seek My face, says the Lord.  Romans 12:10-12 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer.
 

February 13, 2007:  An old chapter in your life is coming to a close in many ways as a new chapter is now beginning.  I am a God on the move, and when you follow Me, you also will be on the move.  You will be like the eagle, ever spiraling upward in the things of the Spirit.  Do not be reluctant to let go of the past and release things that have long been a burden to your heart.  This is a new season; move into it in the liberty of My Spirit, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

February 12, 2007:   I call you My old dog because you have been faithful to me for a long time.  You have heard that an old dog cannot learn new tricks, but I tell you that I am bringing you to a new place, a broad place for you to stand.  There are new visions and new revelations waiting for you to learn.  I will impart greater understanding of what I am doing in this season.  I will bring you along one step at a time, and you will be like My beloved dog who will be taught new things.  You will yield to this process because we have come to trust one another like faithful friends.  Trust Me, says the Lord, for I calling you up to a place that you have not known before.  I will lead you through it and teach you in it.  Psalms 18:19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.

February 9, 2007:  There have been instances recently that have once again brought rejection to your spirit.  You have tried to stand against this attack, but deep down you still find a place of wounding.  It is time once again to roll away the reproach deliberately and intentionally and to break free of the bondage of rejection and regret.  My will for you is that you be free so that you may pursue your spiritual path in purity and liberty.  Leave the past behind and press on with new hope, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your judgments are good.

February 8, 2007:  Beloved, I have given you discernment, but you must exercise that gift, just as you must exercise faith, so that it may grow and become strong.  This is a necessary daily activity if you are to develop and maintain spiritual fitness.  Make it a high priority to set a watch and be aware of the spiritual activity around you.  But, do not allow this awareness to be perverted and manifest as judgment and a critical attitude.  Maintain integrity in this process, says the Lord.  Ezekiel 44:23 "And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean."

February 7, 2007:  Circumstances and situations that began to develop 120 days ago will now begin to emerge and be seen in a new light.  For truly these things have been obscured in darkness and secrecy until now as if developing in a womb of protection.  Don't expect full maturity in their development, however, for there is still much to be brought forth. Do expect a new sense of confidence and liberty, knowing that you are on the right path, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:105  Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

February 6, 2007:  Beloved, be aware that the devil has launched an intense attack against you to bring infirmity and weakness to your body, soul and spirit.  Refuse to give in.  Rise up and determine to be strong and to overcome.  I have given you power over all of the works of the enemy.  Do not give up any ground.  Exercise your authority and gain the victory, says the Lord.  Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

February 5, 2007:  Establishing My order is in many ways a rather arduous task, and you will experience times where you simply do not feel up for the challenge.  But, I tell you that the conscious exertion of your power to achieve this end carries with it great reward.  Do not give up, but rather keep pressing on.  Breakthrough is imminent, and victory will be sweet, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:4-6  4 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 2, 2007:  Beloved, watch for circumstances that will test and require complete trust and obedience.  What you discover will be places in your heart that have grown hard to My word and My purposes, says the Lord.  These areas require attention and instruction so that you will move more perfectly in the flow of My Spirit.  Yield to this process of sanctification.  Acts 9:5 And he said, "Who are You, Lord?" Then the Lord said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads."

February 1, 2007:  You will benefit from taking a spiritual inventory to see where you need to make adjustments in the areas of demands on your time as well as attitudes, motivations, and behavior.  Be sure that you weigh your options and establish priorities to benefit your spiritual and physical well-being.  The choices that you make at this time will have extraordinary consequences, says the Lord.  Psalm 77:6b  I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search.

January 31, 2007:  Get ready for a season of progression, says the Lord.  The difficulties that you have faced recently have served to reveal areas of both strength and weakness in your spiritual walk.  Reflect on the lessons that were presented and learn them well.  Change your heart and attitude to embrace the correction that I have brought through your circumstances.  And, by the same token let your strengths become even more impregnable.  Psalms 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

January 30, 2007:  Looking back over the past few weeks, you can see that you have been in a spiritual maze that you've struggled to find your way through.  I have brought you through, says the Lord, and you will now be able to move forward in greater clarity and precision.  Rejoice in this time, for you will  experience heightened discernment and optimum efficiency.  James 1:5-6   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.

January 26, 2007:  Rejoice in your victories, but watch for the enemy to create chaos that will put you in a tail-spin.  The more order you manage to maintain, the greater the force of evil to steal your peace.  Take a stand, and refuse to give up any ground.  Take the time necessary to rebuke the devil and re-establish your authority by My Spirit, says the Lord.  You will easily overcome if you will face one challenge at a time without being forced into confusion through multi-tasking.  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.

January 25, 2007:  Behold, I am with you.  I hold you in the hollow of My hand, says the Lord.   I make a way where the way is not clear.  Your praise will lead you into My presence where you can know My Spirit.  Lift your voice in thanksgiving for the great miracle of My presence.  Your worship is well pleasing to Me.  Draw near, and let us have sweet communion together.  Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

January 24, 2007:  Roll with the punches, and go with the flow.  You must trust that I will direct your steps and bring you through every situation that challenges your comfort zone.  Be still and maintain peace so that you can stay sensitive to My leading.  For, certainly, I will speak to your heart to show you the way, 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.

January 23, 2007:  Beloved, I am bringing new light to your life, revealing things that are necessary at this time.  When the light comes it will be like stepping out of a dark room into the bright light of day, and you will experience a sense of relief at these important revelations.  However, the enemy will do his utmost to try to pervert the conviction that comes and make it condemnation.  But, I tell you to refuse his attempts to use My word against you to keep you in darkness.  Come into the light, says the Lord.  Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

January 22, 2007:  I had a vision of someone playing a pinball machine, and then I became the ball being thrust back and forth, upward and falling back down, only to be hit again.  The motion seemed to be random and unsettling.

I said, " Lord, I thought this season of order would be marked by peace and not chaos."

He said, " It is only chaos if you resist the moving of My Spirit from place to place.  I did not say that order would be static or quietly sitting.  You cannot see the necessity of where I take you or the importance of the circumstances you must face at this time.  Trust Me that what you encounter at this time is important for your growth and that of others."

"Simply yield to where I take you, and do not resist.  Revise your concept of order to NOT mean inactivity, but as yielding as an instrument of My activity!"

January 19, 2007:  Beloved, you need to examine your heart to see what lies you have believed.  These lies may not be anything that you have heard, but rather what you have observed.  And the lie has created an open door for the spirits of fear, infirmity, and heaviness.  You must bind these devils and begin to rebuild your faith by reading My word.  You need truth to bring light to this place of darkness, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 1:7  For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
 

January 18, 2007:  Keep pushing through the darkness and chaos; light and peace are well within reach.  Refuse to allow the darkness to overwhelm you or swallow you up.  Rise up on the wings of the power of My word and truth.  Light always prevails over the darkness.  Truth overcomes lies.  Be strong in the power of My Spirit, 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.”

January 17, 2007:  Take time to rest in My presence, says the Lord, and to seek Me for strength and peace.  This will alleviate the pressure and strain generated by dealing with stressful situations.  Refuse to be overwhelmed, but rather face one moment at a time in the strength of My wisdom and guidance.  And, you will come through this in great victory.  Acts 3:19  Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

January 16, 2007:  I hear your heart-cry.  I know what you need even before you ask, says the Lord.  And, I am with you and leading the way, but you must yield yourself completely to Me in total faith and trust that I will direct your steps.  Relinquish all that worries you.  My ways are higher than your ways, and I will do what is ultimately best for you spiritually.  Put yourself in My hands, and I will take care of you.  Matthew 6:27  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
 

January 15, 2007:  Beloved, I am bringing a clarity to your life that will be both refreshing and startling.  Those places that have seemed muddy and unclear will suddenly become clear, accurate, and precise.  It will be like coming out of a fog into the bright light of day.  Open your eyes wide to see by the power of My Spirit, for certainly I will make those things visible that have been hidden in obscurity, says the Lord.  Numbers 12:8  I speak with him face to face, even plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the LORD.

January 12. 2007:  Stay calm and methodically work your way through this current dilemma.  Anxiety and worry will not generate any solutions at all.  Be still and listen for my direction, for I will certainly guide you through these difficulties and bring the help you need to achieve the victory.  Put your complete hope and trust in Me, says the Lord.  I will not disappoint you.  Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.

January 11, 2007:  Don't force the issue.  Wait on Me, and I will open doors and make a way.  There are things that you just can't push through at this moment.  You must be patient and wait for the right time before moving ahead.  Trust Me that the right time will come.  You have heard the old adage, "good things come to those who wait."  This is true for you at this time, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 7:8 The end of a thing is better than its beginning; the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

January 10, 2007:  Watch for attacks in areas of experience that produce anxiety and frustration.  Take the time necessary to break these demonic assignments.  Find the lie, and look particularly for accusations from the enemy  that undermine your confidence and effectiveness.  If the devil can overwhelm you and bring discouragement, he can paralyze you and stop your progress.  Rise up and stop the attack!  Remember that you are not a victim; your are victorious in all things, 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.

January 9, 2007:  Refuse to allow minor disappointments to crush your spirit or keep you from moving through difficult circumstances.  I tell you that breakthrough is achievable and imminent if you will press on to gain the advantage and victory.  Do not become disheartened by adversity; your perseverance will serve to strengthen you spiritually if you do not give up.  Be strong, and go forth in My power, says the Lord.  Romans 5:3-5 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

January 8, 2007:  We will begin to demonstrate the kingdom of God by recognizing problems and needs and appropriating the power of God through His Spirit to meet the needs and bring solutions to problems.  We have needs, and we face problems every day, but we also have the power of the Holy Spirit available to us if we will only believe.  Trust the Lord!

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 I began to seek the Lord for the coming year, I remembered the word He gave me, “Old ceilings will become new floors as we rise to new levels.” 

Looking back, I can see that we have achieved new levels of things like faith, of warfare, of prayer and intercession, of revelation, of perseverance, wisdom, knowledge, discernment, etc.  And that will continue in 2007.

We saw an elevation and breakthrough at the Feast of Trumpets 2006 in two areas -- healing and deliverance.  I believe we will continue to mature and stabilize in those areas as we have opportunities to put this new level of efficiency to use.

In fact, one of the earmarks of this year will be maturity and stability in many areas of our lives. 

However, I also have been aware of a move of Almighty God through the Holy Spirit to soften the grounds of our hearts to fall in love with Him all over again.  This will cause us to instinctively walk in freedom and be blameless before God as we set a watch over our mouths and hearts. 

Our hearts are being prepared again for new seeds to be sown that will take root and bring forth a new harvest. 

Don’t forget that we still need to consciously release ourselves to the Holy Spirit, to His fruit and gifts so that we take every opportunity daily to defeat the works of the devil as they manifest.

You have often and repeatedly defined yourself by the things you are not good at.  But, now is the time when you can change your focus to see yourself as I see you, says the Lord.  Because not only you, but many like you will be able to see with the eyes of My Spirit if you will yield yourself to this great work.  The results will be astounding, for this work will begin at the very core of your being and will manifest outwardly as My glory.

Your achievements have come with a lot of hard work, diligence, and great difficulty.  Not much has come to you without extreme effort.  But, you have turned a corner in your life, and you will now be able to go forth without the pressures and stress that you have experienced in the past.  I will open your eyes to see, and I will give understanding and make known to you deep mysteries of My Kingdom.  Enjoy the anointing of ease.

You have come to a higher plateau or platform from which you will launch out.  And, you will find greater freedom of expression and creativity than ever.  Your sensitivity to My Spirit will bring deep revelation, and the gift of discernment will be ever present – no longer something that you experience in extraordinary moments, but it will be the supernatural invading your natural existence. 

Release yourself to receive all that I have to give you.  Give yourself some slack, for condemnation has been a thief and a liar, a formidable foe.  Receive My word, not as a tool of chastening only, but as a witness of the work of My Spirit in you to reveal My great love for you.  Let go of all reproach, and move forward in mercy and grace.

As you listen for My still, small voice, I will give you wisdom in every situation and solutions to difficult problems.  Never doubt that I am with you.  I have never forsaken you even for a moment.  Life is a dance, and be assured that I have choreographed every step.  Just follow Me.

You have successfully survived yet another attack of the enemy to steal, kill and destroy you.  Even though you thought you came through by the skin of your teeth, I tell you that the enemy never had a chance against you when you rose up in faith and with courage to go forward.  And,you are about to come into a place of greater power in warfare as you become as bold as a lion against the devil.

I see your heart that desires to know more of Me and to move in the power of My Spirit with great discernment.  Know that I always hear and answer your desire for more of Me, says the Lord.  You will not be disappointed.  I satisfy the hungry soul.

You have come to this place with many challenges and great difficulty.  Things have not been as you had imagined.  And yet, you have trusted Me and not given up.  Even now, you face things that create fear and anxiety.  But, I say to you, that I will bring you through every situation and circumstance in victory.  You are about to rise up to new levels of faith in warfare that will make you even more effective against the schemes of the devil.

You are standing on a new foundation of maturity and responsibility.  Things that would have brought you down in defeat even a year ago no longer have the power to subdue you.  You have come to a new height, and life will never be the same again.  You are about to come into “your own.”  To become very useful or successful in particular situation.

Stability is something that has seemed to evade you at critical times in your life, but your continuing to seek My face and to desire My presence has brought and will continue to bring you to a place of divine stability.  Not a stability based on your emotions or your finances, but a strong endurance based on your faith and relationship with Me, says the Lord. 

You are about to graduate with honors.  Your education and training are not over, but will be on a higher level.  Greater revelation and insight will be required in this new course of study.  You cannot stay in the old, comfortable classroom; it is time for an elevation, new challenges and new horizons.  Do not be afraid to rise up and meet the demands of this season.

Your times of refreshing come from My presence, and you must take time often to be refreshed and renewed because the demands on your time and energy will only increase in this season.  However, I am preparing those who you will be able to trust to share the load and ease the burden.  Have confidence in your discernment and instincts to know who can be trusted, because the enemy will do his best to create confusion in your ranks.  Follow your heart.

You have stepped onto a new platform of effectiveness in My kingdom.  Your effectiveness will not come through outward achievement as much as deeper revelation of My word and a greater ability to communicate what you see, hear and understand by My Spirit.  The fallow ground of your heart has been plowed up, and your love for Me and My people will take on a depth and significance unparalleled in your life.

My joy is your strength.  Difficulties in your life have often sapped your strength because you have lost your joy.  But, I have gone before you to make a wide place for you to stand and be yourself without condemnation.  You will stand in this place with greater confidence than you could have imagined in times past, and in this place you will be a witness and example of My mercy and grace.

You have recently questioned whether you are actually up to the tasks and demands on your time and energy.  Disappointment is a powerful enemy.  But, I tell you that I have anointed you for such a time as this.  I have equipped you to deal with every situation and circumstance according to My word and will.  Refuse to allow the enemy to question your effectiveness.  I am with you, and will give you all the wisdom necessary to complete the good work that I have started.  The devil is a liar!

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.  Conviction is a work of My Spirit to bring knowledge and understanding through love, but condemnation brings death and darkness.  Refuse to allow the enemy to bring you down with guilt and condemnation.  Come boldly before My throne.  I delight in your worship.

You will continue to become more effective in intercession and warfare.  Your fearless courage and undaunted faith and faithfulness are pleasing to me and powerful in the realm of the Spirit.  I will bless you abundantly.

You have yielded to the moving of My Spirit and have sought My wisdom in all things.  You have already accomplished more than you ever thought was possible, and as long as you continue to seek My face and hear My voice, you will be astounded at all that you are able to do. 

You have been faithful and diligent in all things, and I honor you in that, says the Lord.  Do not grow weary in your well-doing, for the seeds that you have sown and continue to sow will yield an abundant and satisfying harvest.  Rejoice in My goodness!

Refuse to become discouraged in this time of transition.  The challenges you face are merely opportunities to grow in grace and strength.  You are on a fast learning curve, and in the future when you look back at this time, you will remember it as bitter sweet and a time of acceleration. 

You have been in a rather long season that has caused you to redefine your life in every aspect.  Your priorities have been rearranged, and relationships have taken on new meanings, some closer and some more distant.  Now you will have opportunities to settle yourself and find a new level of comfort and stability as I lead you into the next phase.

Look back and see how far you have come.  You spent a good part of your life without root or stem, but now you have both put down roots and have produced fruit.  It has been a stretch, but the fruit will continue to be maturity and stability.  What I have built I will not break down, and what I have planted I will not pluck up, says the Lord.

You have endured the most difficult time in your life and have fought a battle with almost impossible odds.  Yet, because you have continued to trust in Me, you have gained the victory.  The battle is not over, but neither are you, for I have called you to persevere as a mighty warrior in My kingdom.  My strength is sufficient for you to maintain victory and achieve peace. 

Your breakthrough is within reach.  You have worked long and hard to overcome with what seemed like little progress.  Now you will be able to see a light at the end of the tunnel.  You won’t necessarily be at the end of the long, dark tunnel, but you will be able to see and have hope again.  My word to you is to press on and remember that I am with you to bring you through. 

I will give you the strength and guidance necessary in the next phase of transition.  Every step will be illuminated before you, because I have indeed gone before you to make crooked places straight and to break down every barrier and hindrance so that you can fulfill My purposes for you.  I have already prepared the way for you to move forward, says the Lord.

You have stayed the course in the face of discouraging opposition and difficulties. You have shown faithfulness, honored your commitments, and have not given up.  Your heart of integrity will reap its reward in due season.  Don’t lose perspective .

January 5, 2007:  Set a watch over the meditations of your heart and the words of your mouth, and strive to maintain peace with everyone as much as possible.  Remember that your words are creative, and the words you speak to or about others will either create live or death.  I want you to always speak life as a seed sown so that what you reap is life, liberty, and prosperity.  Be faithful in these small things, and the harvest will be abundant, says the Lord.  Luke 6:45 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

January 4, 2007:  Come into order, beloved, for the order that you establish now will carry you through this entire season.  Let Me guide you in the art of putting things in their rightful place, whether it be belongings, finances, demands on your time, or relationships.  If you will trust Me, I will direct you in the establishment of priorities that will create a sense of harmony and balance in your life.  Yield, and I will bring you into divine order, says the Lord.  1 Chronicles 15:13 "For because you did not do it the first time, the LORD our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order."

January 3, 2007:  Beloved, every breakthrough is a victory, no matter how insignificant it may seem.  Take advantage of every opportunity to gain success in your struggle against the enemy.  Then, take time to rejoice in your achievement, for that will certainly build faith, confidence and boldness that will cause you to move forward and take more ground away from your adversary, the devil.  Every time you overcome, you demonstrate the kingdom.  Shout for joy, says the Lord.  Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.

January 2, 2007:  Isaiah 35:3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.  It is time for you to rise above every position of weakness, clear away the spiritual fog, and step into the reality, strength, and clarity of the Spirit.  I say, arise and go forth with a sense of determination and precision.  Refuse to allow the double-mindedness and confusion of the past to be a hindrance to your future.  Be strong and of good courage, says the Lord.

January 1, 2007:  Be alert  for spiritual attacks coming from “spiritual wickedness in high places.”  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 wickedness in the heavenly places."  Spiritual wickedness (pneumatikos, relating to the human spirit; belonging to a spirit or a being higher than man but inferior to God)  are evil spirits that inhabited and defined the works of people in history such as Absalom, Achan, Ahab, Balaam, Cain, Herod, Jezebel, Judas, Korah, etc.  Watch for those who would usurp authority, assume false authority, try to control, betray, or rebel against legitimate and God-established authority.
 
I had a dream recently, and at the end of the dream I heard a “man” say, “Regardless of what seem to be peaceful situations, it is ALWAYS war; it is always ‘sagong’.”  When I woke up I did an Internet search and found out that sagong is an Asian name meaning to bruise and to cry.  So, know that the level of opposition and warfare will continue and even increase. 

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