SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

Archive 2008

 

December words --

December 1, 2008:  Be alert for circumstances that present tests of faithfulness and loyalty, and know that in the midst of trials and great tribulation that even if those around you are faithless, I remain faithful.  I will not allow the enemy to wreak utter havoc, for I have placed a hedge of protection around you.  These tests are not to bring destruction, but are to bring clarity and understanding that will help you see your own level of faithfulness and loyalty to others and to Me, says the Lord. 
2 Corinthians 4:6-10  For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.   We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed––always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

December 2, 2008:  Come into rest where you can be succored in My presence.  The pressures from the issues of life have taken their toll, and you need to be restored and rejuvenated.  But, you must come to Me.  Come, bringing your cares and burdens to leave with Me, says the Lord.  You can do nothing more than you have already done, and I can do nothing unless you leave them with Me without picking them up again.  Trust Me.  Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

December 3, 2008:  You, beloved, have again been reproached through the disappointment and disapproval of others.  This has brought a sense of condemnation and a subtle, vague impression of guilt and shame.  Take the time and make a conscious effort to roll away this reproach from you because it is an attack of the devil and a curse against you.  Rise up in the reality of My love for you and refuse to allow this attack to bring you down, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies.

December 4, 2008:  Deliberately let go of everything that hinders your forward spiritual and physical momentum.  Don't let up, stop, give up, or go back.  If you will persist in moving through the difficulties that have materialized at this point in your life, breakthrough is just ahead.  Refuse to allow disappointment or discouragement to devastate your hope or debilitate your faith.  Be strong.  The enemy will lie to you and try to make you believe that you are not strong enough or smart enough to do this, but I tell you that in your own strength, you may not be, but I am with you and in you, says the Spirit of the Lord, to give you the strength and wisdom that you need to overcome.  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.

December 5, 2008:  It is impossible for you to accomplish anything when you are overwhelmed by frustration.  You must quiet your emotions.  Be still so that you can receive My wisdom and direction to get through this roadblock.  Look to Me, and know that what is frustrating you is no surprise to Me, and this is a moment in time when you can choose to release it to Me and get some real help.  Either I will use this opportunity to bring you to a place of greater understanding and faith, or you will sit at this barricade for as long as it takes to awaken you to realize your inability to progress apart from My help, says the Lord. 

Definition of frustration:  A deep and chronic sense of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved  problems or unfulfilled needs.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

December 8, 2008:  I speak to those who have sat in silence.  You have held divine revelations in the secret place of your own heart and have observed and learned, and yet have not spoken.  Beloved, I am releasing you to open your heart and break the code of silence.   The wisdom and knowledge that I have imparted to you will now find outlets and opportunities to encourage and strengthen others.  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might as you go forth in faith and confidence, and do not be afraid, says the Lord. 
Ezekiel 29:21 ‘In that day I will cause the horn of the house of Israel to spring forth, and I will open your mouth to speak in their midst. Then they shall know that I am the LORD.’"

Note:  A code of silence is when a person opts to withhold what is believed to be vital or important information.

December 9, 2008:  Beloved, My Word is a great leveler.  It is the truth that brings you into a position of stability and equality.  When you begin to think that you are either superior or inferior, neither of these perspectives is true.  What is true is that I am no respecter of persons, and my love is not biased.  It is the work of the enemy to establish prejudice among My people and to make distinctions that favor one above another.  Stand against this insidious attack, and arise to the truth of your acceptance in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Acts 10:34-35  Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.  But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him."

December 10, 2008:  Consider, with a grateful heart, all that you have endured and come through in victory for it will become a springboard of faith to move through the challenges that you now face.  Remember the One who has enabled you to break through and overcome the wicked one and his schemes against you.  And, know that I am with you to give you wisdom, strength, to guide your steps, and to cause you to be triumphant, says the Lord. 
Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.

December 11, 2008:  The enemy is doing all he can to undermine your faith through discouragement, so that all you can see is that which troubles you.  But, I say to you, do not lose heart in the middle of your trials and tribulation.  Rather, rise up in faith, come before My throne with boldness, and let your requests be made known.  Refuse to allow doubts to arise in your heart, but have confidence that if you ask anything according to My will, I hear you and will answer, says the Lord.  1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

December 12, 2008:  I am moving you in a direction that will establish a new level of authority.  But, authority only comes as a result of your responsibility.  Responsibility is the ability to respond to every situation with moral, legal and mental accountability.  The avenue of accountability is open before you as you have opportunities to validate the genuineness and quality of your standard through your words and actions.  As long as your intentions are honorable in My sight, says the Lord, I will make up the difference between your abilities and your objectives.  Trust Me.  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

December 15, 2008:  I had a really quick vision of someone pulling taffy, it started with one lump and then was pulled into two lumps.  The lumps were still connected but getting really thin in the middle.  And, the Lord was showing me that this is how the things of the past will be separated from the future.  We cannot take stuff from the past into the days ahead.  Past issues will become a dim memory.  We will no longer experience the pain of these events, but neither will we forget.  They will simply become history.  We are now in transition as we are being separated from the bitterness of our personal history that has held us in bondage, so that we can be healed and move forward. 

December 16, 2008:  Raise a standard, blow the trumpet, and sound an alarm.  Take up the sword, the Word of God, and run to turn back the battle at the gate; defeat the devil where you find him!  You, My beloved, are My battle axes and weapons of war.  With you I will pull down strongholds and destroy the devil's kingdoms.  Speak My word and proclaim liberty to the captives.  Be strong and courageous, going forth in the power of redemption, says the Lord.  Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

December 17, 2008:  You, My children, have been reconciled to your God through the blood of Christ, and you have now been given the ministry of reconciliation.   Just as your sins were forgiven, so must you forgive those who have sinned against you by not holding their trespasses against them.  You need to forgive others so that you can receive complete forgiveness.  This is a release that will bring liberty to your soul and spirit, for when you hold others in bondage by your bitterness, you yourself are also bound, says the Lord.  Forgive!
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Mark 11:25   And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

December 18, 2008:  In a vision I was given a new Day-Timer refill for 2009.  As I looked through it, I was surprised to see that it didn't have all of the extra pages such as calendars, maps, dividers, expense and mileage pages, address book, five-year planner, etc.  It was simply one blank page per day; no frills.  As I contemplated the meaning of this vision, I believe the Lord was telling me that this coming year will require that we take one day at a time and respond with simplicity.  It is a time when we need to stay with basic essentials as we redefine and restate our priorities in life.  Streamlining our lives will result in less resistance and will give us the ability to flow with the moving of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

December 19, 2008:  Beloved, when you face the storms of life--even blinding, destructive storms--quiet you soul and calm your fears, for I am with you, says the Lord.  Again, I say, do not be afraid.  Call upon Me in times of trouble, and I will speak to your storm and command peace so that it will not wear you out.  Do not lose hope or become overwhelmed; trust Me that I will hear your prayer of faith.  Be strong. 
Psalm 107:23-31  Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters, they see the works of the LORD, and His wonders in the deep.   For He commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea.  They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths; their soul melts because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

December 22, 2008:  The Lord has been speaking to me about how pleased He is with us coming together and allowing Him to use us in His gifting.  I heard Him say, "As you have taken a step towards Me, I am taking a step towards you.  I am even now releasing a greater impartation of My prophetic gifting and anointing upon you."  Receive this touch of My power, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 12:6-11  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all, for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

December 23, 2008:  The Lord says: though the storms rage around you, I will speak to you in the wind, and I will speak to you in the whirlwind.  But, you must stand still and not be moved or carried away by the winds of adversity.  I say, stand still and see the salvation of your God.  You will see many moved from their place of stability and even moved from their place of power, but you must continue to stand on the Rock of My salvation.  For, I am your place of safety from the storms.

Beloved, your well-being depends on your willingness to obey My word, and My leading.  You must repeatedly and deliberately come before Me in quiet submission, positioning yourself spiritually to hear My voice.  Rebellion will result in immediate and almost instantaneous breakdown. 

There will be ground blizzards, which represent the storms in the natural realm that have the ability to blind you for a season.  But I am with you and will be with you in these storms.  Trust Me to call to you to "come up here" where I can give you hope and perspective.  Certainly, I will show you the way to endure and overcome every obstacle. 
You are Mine.  I have chosen you and called you by name.  I will lead you forth in peace regardless of the uncertainty that surrounds and threatens to engulf you.  Do not be afraid!

The challenges that you face in this season are not meant to weaken or destroy you.  But, you must rise up to meet these challenges like David ran to Goliath-- with faith, courage and boldness.  You are equipped with the weapons necessary to win every battle and gain the victory.   
 
This is a time when you must discern between the battles that are yours to fight and those not yours.  Watch for the temptation to take on the offenses of others and try to champion their cause when it is not your responsibility to do so.  Not every war is yours; not every battle is yours; fight only as you are led by My Spirit, says the Lord.  I alone will lead you into battle and cause you to triumph.
 
I have brought you forth in this season to speak; yes, even to prophesy to the mountains, the hills, and the rivers.  I call you to prophesy to the mountain that stands in the way of your progress, and command by faith that it to be removed. 
As you prophesy, be aware the enemy wants to shut your mouth so that you do not speak My word.  Refuse to allow him to silence you so that you do not bring forth the revelation, wisdom, and comfort that I give you.  Open your mouth, and I will fill it. 
 
Set a watch, for the enemy will try to re-establish old strongholds.  He will intimidate you with past failures and old mindsets in an effort to cause you to lose confidence.  He wants to gain control through fear, guilt, shame and regret.  Refuse to allow this attack to gain a foothold, for the devil is a liar and the father of lies. 
 
I am with you in your times of trouble and your season of tribulation, and what is being worked in you can never be taken
away.  You are being built up in endurance and perseverance.  I am with you to comfort you and strengthen you, and when this season is over you will be amazed at the strength and assurance that you have acquired. 
 
You, beloved, must go deeper before you can go higher.  A new level of revelation awaits you, but you cannot go up until you go down to the depths of your soul to deal with the reproach that renews the besetting sin of fearing man.  These bonds must be broken before you can be liberated to soar in the Spirit.  Loose yourself and be free, says the Lord.

December 24, 2008:  I had a mini-vision of people trudging through a blinding snow storm in their effort to get to a place of warmth and safety.  And, although the people could not discern the angels that were with them, I could see by the Spirit that the people were being guided and helped.  And, I heard the Lord say to those weary travelers through life who seem to have lost their way, "I have dispatched My angels to minister to you in your times of despair.  Rest and be rejuvenated."
Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

December 25, 2008:  Because the devil is walking about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, he has sent a spirit of fear to those who will open to it.  Be alert and listen.  Those who have ears to hear, let them hear Me now.  The words of your mouth will reveal your heart and your spiritual condition.  When you begin to speak words of despair, hopelessness, and negativity, you will know that the enemy is at work in your life.  Have you not read that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21)?  Your words are creative.   Set a watch over your mouth and speak only what brings life and health, says the Lord.
Psalms 19:14   Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
1 Peter 3:10   For He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit.

December 26, 2008:  You are entering a short period of time when you can receive revelation that will ultimately result in breaking through barriers that have kept you from being productive.  You are about to experience a sense of great liberty and victory.  As you flow with the moving of My Spirit, you will be carried to new levels of understanding and purpose.  If you will quiet your soul and relax, you will discover the anointing of ease that transports you to a new level of spiritual experience, says the Lord.  Revelation 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."

December 27, 2008:  Beloved, you have been distracted by many things that have demanded your attention and energy.  And, I say, that there are yet things in the days and weeks ahead that will require your consideration and response.  Take every opportunity to come to Me, says the Lord, to be restored and renewed, for I will rejuvenate you on every level and give you the strength you need to accomplish all that is necessary.  Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

December 29, 2008:  Hide and watch, for the enemy has released an attack of deception in the form of a barrage of scams in order to steal from you.  These fraudulent operations will offer a wide variety of products and possibilities as bait to draw you in to their web of treachery.  Be particularly cautious of things that seem too good to be true.  Stay with what you already know and within the confines of what you need.  This attack will particularly target your fantasies and desires, says the Lord.  Beware!  Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have joy.

December 30, 2008:  I am releasing truth and a sense of reality among My people to bring those out of deception who have labored under self-focus, delusion and fantasy.  I call you to awaken to My presence and exercise true faith.  Rise up from that place where everything around you is filtered by your own thoughts.  I say, that many of you are praying with yourselves, focused on your fears, desires, and needs instead of seeking My face, says the Lord.  Come to ME!
Luke 18:10-14   "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men––extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.  ‘I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’  And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!'  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

December 31, 2008:  I call you, My people, to come forth and stand against corruption in every area of your experience.  Choose to stand in truth, honesty, integrity and incorruptibility.  There is a mighty conflict in the heavenly realm as the powers of good and evil collide.  The terrible sound of this clash will shake heaven and people and nations of the earth.  Though you are in the world, you are not of it; you are citizens of My kingdom and are the offspring of righteousness.  You must discern and choose between good and evil.  Choose well.  Justice will prevail, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

 

November 2008 words --

November 3, 2008:  What do I see?  I see a table full of clay vessels of all different shapes and sizes to be used for all kinds of purposes.  These pots were filled to overflowing with oil.  I see these vessels as representing us, God's people, who are about to be filled with His Holy Spirit so that the anointing will be poured into and out of  each of us in abundance.  Psalms 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

November 4, 2008:  Even though your nation and the world seem to be in utter chaos, you are not of the world.  You belong to Me and abide in My kingdom.  Therefore, do not fear the chaotic conditions that you see or even that come near you, for I am with you, says the Lord.  Put your faith and trust in Me rather than reacting to what you see and hear.  Truth will prevail.  You must walk by faith and not by sight
Psalms 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.

November 5, 2008:  In a dream I was sitting on a knoll overlooking a valley; just enjoying the view.  Something moving above me caught my eye, and when I looked up I saw a polar bear that had been caught by his back foot in a trap and was swinging by a rope.  At first I thought he was dead, but realized he was still alive and about to break the rope.  I moved so he wouldn't fall on me, and he soon fell only a few feet from where I had been sitting.  I expected him to attack me, but he got up and lumbered away.  I believe the dream represents the world economy, and the various bail-outs have suspended the bear market temporarily.  But the bear is still alive!
Psalms 5:12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

November 6, 2008:  You have entered a new era that will produce uncertainty and volatility on many levels of experience.  But you, My beloved, must be calm and stay steady in the face of unpredictability.  You are Mine, and I am unchanging.  I am your place of stability and certainty in all things.  I am the same yesterday, today and forever, and My mercies are new every morning, says the Lord.  Lamentations 3:21-24  This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.  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!"

November 7, 2008:  Shake off the defilement of recent distractions that have taken you away from kingdom focus and kingdom purpose.  There has been a dissipation, a diversion, a scattering from the central theme of your existence.  Make a concerted effort and take the time to get back on holy ground, says the Lord.  Be done with everything that has diverted your attention away from your faith and hope in Me.  1 Peter 1:17-21  And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.  He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

November 10, 2008:  In the same way that impurities rise to the surface when gold is being refined, so I am doing with you, says the Lord.  There is a refining process going on that will process your heart so that attitudes and motivations of your flesh will surface so that you can see and recognize these impurities and skim them off by way of repentance.  I tell you honestly that you cannot move forward in kingdom purpose until you deal with what holds you back.  Be done with unforgiveness, bitterness, condemnation, unrighteous judgments, contentions, jealousy, and selfish ambitions.  In so doing you will arise to new heights spiritually.  Come up higher, says your God.  Revelation 3:17 "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.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne."

November 11, 2008:  Events of the past two months (internationally, nationally, and personally) have caused you to be a little off balance.  You have lost spiritual equilibrium and need to regain stability.  You can do this by shifting your focus from the things that have put you in a tail spin and once again realizing the incredible stability in My Kingdom.  Take the time to stand on the firm ground of My word, says the Lord.  Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

November 12, 2008:  I will show you ways to be more efficient and effective if you are willing to be flexible.  I will give you wisdom and bring to light things that you have never considered until now, and you will be amazed that you never saw these possibilities before.  Rejoice that I am making a way where there seemed to be no way, and bringing your life into perfect order, 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 13, 2008:  Beloved, a restricting spirit has been released against you.  This restriction will manifest in various ways and significantly put a damper on your hope for the future as well as your spiritual vision and creativity.  You are likely to feel boxed in so that recognizing your options or opportunities with require extraordinary effort.  But, I say to you, push back against this restraining force.  Resist this devil and break free from its influence, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:8-9  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

November 14, 2008:  You are in a time of unexpected and rapid change as I move you into the next phase of life experience.  This is a fast track, and how you respond to this time of transition will determine its level of difficulty.  The most beneficial response is to maintain flexibility and to go with the flow and to roll with the punches.  If you resist change or try to maintain status quo, circumstances will only become more chaotic and challenging.  Now is the time to deliberately relax and be at peace by putting your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Psalm 9:9-10  The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

November 15, 2008:  The Spirit of the Lord broke in on me and brought someone to mind that has been a reliable prophet, and I believe this person is symbolic of the prophetic church.  I had a sense that this person had feelings of being disassociated, lost, disillusioned, and hopeless.  There was a disappointment that expectations haven't been met, and a sense of dread or even fear that what had been worked for and hoped for had all been in vain.  I believe the enemy is doing all he can to shut the mouths of the prophets again and to keep God's people from exercising their faith.  Romans 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."

November 17, 2008:  I am calling you to awaken to a fresh sense of purpose and destiny, for I speak to many who have become disillusioned and have drawn back into silence and solace.  This is a new day.  There is much to be done to establish the reality of My kingdom.  Rise up in the Spirit, and I will manifest in wondrous ways to move you forward in divine progression, says the Lord.  1 Timothy 4:14-15 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.  Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.

November 18, 2008:  Beloved, as long as your focus is on things that you have no personal control over you will be subject to regret, disappointment and accusation.  But, I would have you release what you cannot control and to put your faith and trust in Me.  Only then will you be able to see that I am doing a very great and powerful work in your midst, My people, as I establish My kingdom in, around and through you.  Expect change, and resolve to be flexible enough to move with grace, 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.

November 19, 2008:  Arise to new hope.  I have not forsaken you, and I invite you to come up here and see with spiritual eyes what I desire to reveal to you.  Your days of mourning are numbered, and you will arise from the dead ashes of the past and remove your sackcloth (garments of mourning), and put on rejoicing.  If you will truly look for Me, says the Lord, I will be found by you and restore the joy of your heart.  Isaiah 61:1-4  "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.  And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations."

November 20. 2008:  You are beginning to emerge into a new level of experience and, at the same time, you will be aware that your are being suddenly and strangely  distanced from the past.  This will be a very short time of transition, but you will need to keep moving forward regardless of how awkward or difficult it seems.  Take one day at a time and one step at a time until you achieve a place of confidence and comfort.  Know that I will guide you in these unknown places, says the Lord.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

November 21, 2008:  Beloved, you have been aware of a great deal of shaking, but this shaking has been for the purpose of bringing every aspect of your life into order so that everything that hinders your spiritual vitality will be removed.  You are once again in a season of sorting, sifting, and purging.  Yield to this process, for it will most certainly bring change that will ultimately strengthen you, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Hebrews 12:25-29  See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven."   Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.

November 24, 2008:  Be still and be sensitive to the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  For, it is only by the Spirit that you will know whether to intercede in prayer or make declarations and decree a thing.  It is only by the Spirit that you will discern attacks against you and to know when and how to fight the enemy.  It is only by the Spirit that you will know when to worship and when to be silent and listen.  You have many resources at your disposal -- all that you need to understand, overcome, and break through every situation and circumstance.  But, you need to be aware and yield to the moving of My Spirit.  Have ears to hear, and listen, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:15 "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

November 25, 2008:  You are in the process of a reorganization in many areas of your life.  Do not resist this course of change, for in the not-to-distant future you will be able to look back at this time and know that these alterations were absolutely necessary to your well-being both in the natural realm and in the spiritual realm as well.  Never fear, because I will lead you every step of the way as you yield to My direction, says the Lord.  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.

November 26, 2008:  In a night vision I saw tens of thousands of people coming together with a choreographer to learn their part and movements in a performance.  They were dressed in costumes of either, red or white or blue.  The vision changed and I was very high up in the air, and I saw our nation's flag.  It was huge as it waved rhythmically.  Then, it was as though I had a zoom-lens, and I could see the details of this flag with the white stripes being people dressed in white, the red stripes were people dressed in red, the blue background for the stars were those dressed in blue, and the stars were again people dressed in white.  Their choreographed movements were in perfect sync as the flag became a living organism, which appeared to be waving.  My interpretation of this vision is that God is doing a work in this nation to once again cause us to be the UNITED States of America as we turn our attention the things that unite us and make us strong instead of what divides us.  Luke 11:17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls."

November 27, 2008:  Beloved, I am acutely aware of the difficulties that you face and that they seem unsurmountable at times, but My grace is sufficient to bring you through every challenge in victory.  You must be willing to trust that I am with you in trouble and to release your worries so that your point of focus is not on your problems, but that you look to Me for help by your faith.  I am your very present help in times of trouble, says the Lord.
Psalm 121:1  I will lift up my eyes to the hills––From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

November 28, 2008: 

Beloved, do not be surprised when unexpected avenues open the way to answered prayer and spiritual growth.  I am moving in ways that seem to be mysterious to you but will ultimately perfect and bring to completion those things that concern you.  Refuse to give up at this crucial time; keep pressing on.  Clarity will come when you can look back and see that My ways are higher than your ways.  Trust Me to have your best interests at heart, 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 words --

October 1, 2008:  Take every opportunity to count your blessings and give thanks.  Stop as often as possible to enjoy the good things in your life.  The tendency at this juncture is to look at all the negatives and to complain about everything that seems to cause your misery, which will only result in more unhappiness, distress and suffering.  However, you can make choices that will enhance your life instead of creating more misfortune, says the Lord.  1 Thessalonians 5:15-18  See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

October 2, 2008:  Beloved, renew yourself in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Stir up the gift that is within you.  Allow My Spirit to manifest His fruit through you and to exercise His gifts for ministry in your life.  Be available.  Focus your energy on spiritual things instead of allowing fear of the future to swallow you up.  You cannot walk in faith and have a spirit of fear at the same time.  Remove all doubt and fear so that you can actually be free from confusion and hear My instructions, says the Lord.  Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

October 3, 2008:  Remember that trees move with the wind and sway with a breeze; if they did not, they would break.  The same is true for you spiritually.  You must be flexible in order to stay in the flow of My Holy Spirit.  By "flexible"  I do not mean compromising in the sense of moral and spiritual integrity, but I do mean that your situations and circumstances will require elasticity.  Yet, in all these things, you must hold fast to your faith in Me, says the Lord.  Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

October 6, 2008:  I am bringing My people to a point of choice on a many levels.  You will make decisions that will change the course of your life and what you value.  History is in the making, and what you choose will produce a supernatural harvest of exponential increase.  It is important that you consider the ultimate outcome of your options, before activating your choices.  Be wise at this crucial point in time, says the Lord.  Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

October 7, 2008:  Beloved, I am shining a light of revelation on your own heart to see and understand the places where you lack spiritual integrity.  If you will be courageous enough to allow the dark and hidden aspects of your attitudes, motives, and self-interest to be brought to the light, you will find great and lasting freedom.  There is no other way to come to a full and effective repentance than to be honest without trying to protect or justify yourself, says the Lord.  Matthew 3:8 "Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance."

October 8, 2008:  Stir up your most holy faith by way of reminder of all that I have performed in your life, says the Lord.  You will be tempted to bemoan your current situation or look at your life with regret, but that perspective will not benefit you.  Rather, rejoice in My goodness, knowing that I have walked with you and brought you through much adversity.  I have directed your steps and rescued you repeatedly from the works and plans of the enemy against you.  Rejoice, and again I say rejoice!  Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

October 9, 2008:  Rise above fear, flesh, and earthly things so that you can hear My voice, says the Lord.  There are many things that compete for your attention.  Yet, I do not compete, but stand quietly by waiting for you to come and seek My face so that you can get the wisdom and direction that you need.  Focusing your view on things not spiritual will only lead to confusion.   But, discernment by My Spirit will lead to good judgment and righteous direction.  1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

October 10, 2008:  Be spiritually sensitive and listen for My direction.  I am positioning you for optimum advantage for the near future that will set you on the path of maximum benefit for the distant future.  You must be flexible to take advantage of unexpected opportunities that will ultimately bring your life's circumstances into divine order.  Never forget that I am for you and not against you and that I will never leave you nor forsake you, 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.

October 13, 2008:   I am going to repost two prophetic words that might be of interest to you considering the national and global events of the past three weeks --

December 6, 1999: In a vision I saw a man on a unicycle carrying a red banner. As I didn't understand the vision, I watched as the man on the unicycle became a part of a three-ring circus under a big tent. There was also a death-defying, high-wire act and the ring master in the center ring announcing the next big event. As I watched, I saw Y2K written on the banner carried by the man on the unicycle. I was made aware that both the man on the unicycle and those on the high wire were doing a balancing act and that the high-wire act had been in process for some time before the cyclist's short performance. The spotlight was now beginning to highlight the middle ring. I asked the Lord the meaning of the vision, and I believe He revealed that the three rings of the circus represent spotlights of international attention. The high-wire act represents the economy and new highs on the stock market. That act will soon be over and the great performers will soon come down. The Y2K cyclist will be a balancing act, but will be short-lived despite all the media attention. As I watched and listened to the ring master, he announced the next event -- a wrestling match between a bear and a lion, which I believe is symbolic of war, perhaps the beginning of the war. I did not see the beginning of the wrestling match, but only heard the announcement of it. I find it interesting that the first known circuses took place in the Circus Maximus in ancient Rome. Perhaps this vision also symbolizes and signals the beginning of the rule of the revised Roman Empire, the New World Order, and the revealing of the anti-christ. I also saw horses waiting in the shadows beyond the reach of the spotlight, ready to take their positions for their event following the wrestling match. Could they be the horses of Revelation chapter 6?

September 25, 2006:  The world is about to experience its greatest turmoil in the history of man, and you can expect to see extreme volatility with regard to all natural and human resources.  But herein lies a great mystery of My kingdom.  There is a division and widening chasm between My kingdom and the kingdoms of the world.  Those who put their trust in the political and economic systems will find themselves on a roller-coaster ride with many ups and downs, and many will be ruined beyond recovery on this wild ride.  But, even in the midst of wars and rumors of terrorism, you will find more peace than you have ever known as you draw near to Me and abide in Me, says the Lord.  You will find your stability and hope in Me and will not be afraid.  Many will be tempted to go back to old, familiar and comfortable places and seek worldly comfort instead of moving forward in the Kingdom of God.  Isaiah 31: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!

October 14, 2008:  I have prepared your way of ascent, for certainly you will progress and climb by way of the understanding of My purposes for you.  I am stirring the hearts of those who have ears to hear, eyes to see, and hearts to understand.  I have purposed to cause you to stir the coals of your spiritual desires into a flame of power in My kingdom.  As you deliberately leave behind all things that have been a hindrance to your progression, I will lead you forth in great triumph, says the Lord. 
2 Samuel 22:13 From the brightness before Him coals of fire were kindled.

October 15, 2008:  I am doing a very present work of regeneration.  Old things will indeed come to pass and new things will come forth.  The key word for this time is resurrection power, for you will have unprecedented opportunities to be resurrected into greater spiritual life.  Your dependence on the world and world systems will be challenged and give way to the supernatural vitality of the Eternal Spirit.  Do not be afraid of that which is yet to be revealed; you are the apple of My eye, and I am your strong tower that you can run to and be safe, says the Lord.  Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

October 16, 2008:  I will guide you through this time and cause you to make adjustments that will clear out the remains of what has been broken or become useless to you.  I speak of things both natural and spiritual.  This debris must be removed before you can regroup and rebuild.  The pressure of your circumstances will in many cases be an indicator that will point you in the right direction, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 31:28 "And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the LORD."

October 17, 2008:  Make a concerted effort to turn your focus from politics, economy and world events to seek My face, says the Lord.  All of these concerns will steal your joy and peace.  Do you not know that I alone am in charge of your world?  And, I will bring to pass everything that is necessary to establish My kingdom in the earth.  My government and authority are above all that you can conceive of in the natural realm.  So, I say, shift your focus upward and trust that My order is being established. 
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 20, 2008:  Just as "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes (John 3:8), so shall the moving of My Spirit bring things to your attention that will cause you to examine what you see through spiritual eyes with supernatural discernment and understanding.  You cannot take anything at face value, for what you see with your natural eyes and hear with your natural ears is only the tip of the iceberg.  What you cannot see is deeper and wider than you can fathom (comprehend) or imagine, says the Lord. 

October 21, 2008:  Beloved, you have been laboring under an undefined sense of oppression for some time and have not been able to overcome.  But, now you will be able to begin to see the light dawn where darkness has prevailed.  You have turned the proverbial corner where hope will replace gloom and despair.  Hold on to these first rays of spiritual light, and resist the devil's attempts to pull you back into the realm of hopelessness, says the Lord.  1 Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ

October 22, 2008:  Consider carefully the decisions you make at this time, for they will undoubtedly produce long-term consequences.  Quiet your own soul, your mind and emotions, and allow your spirit to be influenced by My Spirit, says the Lord.  If you will be sensitive to that still, small voice of wisdom, you will be directed to choose what is best for you and those around you.  But, you must be still in order to perceive the influence of My Spirit.  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.

October 23, 2008:  Be slow to form judgments about people and circumstances, and be generous in your evaluations by always giving the benefit of the doubt.  It is the function of pride to think you know the heart and motives of an individual and then forming an opinion based on your assumptions.  Beloved, I have called you to make righteous judgments, which can only be accomplished when you live and move and have your being in My Spirit, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

October 24, 2008:  I know those who belong to Me, says the Lord.  I know your going out and your coming in, your rising up and your sitting down.  I know your thoughts and your ways.  And, even in times of extreme peril and trouble, I will deliver you from the powers of destruction.  I am your port in the storm.  Run to Me and be safe.  Do not be afraid, for I am with you to protect you and to surround you with mercy, favor, and grace.  Psalm 91:1-11 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.  Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.  Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

October 27, 2008:  Remember My words, children, and let it be according to your faith.  It is necessary at this time that you believe My word and believe the direction that I am taking you in.  If you can believe, you can also remember that all things are possible with Me, says the Lord.  It is possible that you can hear Me speak as you reach through the veil from the natural into the supernatural.  You can come before My throne with boldness to receive all that I have for you.  Indeed, in this day and in the days that are before you, it is not only possible, but it is necessary that you who hear the cry of the Spirit will come through the door that I have opened for you.  Come with confidence to know that I will not upbraid you, nor will I rebuke you, but I will receive you where you are.  However, I will not leave you there.  I will bring you forth into the supernatural arena that I have prepared for you.  You are on the very threshold of this open door.  Do not hesitate, but move quickly to let this kingdom reality become a part of who you are and who you will become.  Learn by way of patience to sit before Me with dedication so that you may be brought forth by My Spirit into this new day.  All of you, My children, can hear My voice and see that which I am doing.  Come forth under the new banner of the Church of the Firstborn, which I will lead, says the Lord.  I shall teach you and lead you and make My ways known to you. 

October 28, 2008:  My children, this is indeed the Day of My Power, a day in which I will reveal the fullness of My Spirit in and through you, My people.  There is now a fresh baptism coming upon you to cause the power of the Most Holy One to manifest in a fresh way.  Even as the rain comes to cleanse and refresh, so will My Spirit fall upon you.  The appointed times and seasons are written and released by My hand.  There is a new spiritual rain coming, a powerful rain driven by the wind of My Spirit that will cover the earth.  It will bring a refreshing renewal that will empower you to fulfill your destiny.  Let the rain pour out upon you abundantly.  If you will listen carefully, you will hear the sound of the abundance of rain, and when you hear it you will see the spiritual cloud and be able to run in the anointing of this time, says the Lord. 
1 Kings 18:41-46  Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain."  So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,  and said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked, and said, "There is nothing." And seven times he said, "Go again."  Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’"  Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. Then the hand of the LORD came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

October 29, 2008:  I had a vision where I saw myself mount up to the sky and fly like an eagle.  As I soared over the valley below I realized that my ability to see was so acute that I could detect even the smallest detail and movement in the landscape.  Then, the vision changed so that I was on the ground, and I could see an eagle in the sky above -- hunting, swift, powerful, undaunted.  I was aware of his sharp vision and focus, not distracted by anything as he moved on the wind.  Even though it seemed to be supernatural from my perspective, he was doing what he was designed to do naturally.  And, I believe the Lord was showing me that the supernatural will become a part of our nature as we spend time in His presence and yield to the work of the Holy Spirit.  Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.   But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

October 30, 2008:  Be done with fear and regret.  You cannot undo what has already been done; you cannot change the past, but you can determine to be moved only by My Spirit today and every day.  You have heard, and it is true that the flesh profits nothing.  The decisions that have been inspired by your carnal nature and worldly desires will not bring forth the fruit of the Spirit.  Be that as it may, you can now choose to reap a more beneficial harvest as you sow to the Spirit instead of the flesh, says the Lord.  John 6:63 "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life."

October 31, 2008:  Be particularly sensitive to My leading because I will give you insight into the problems you face along with the wisdom you need to bring resolution to your dilemmas.  Do not be afraid to think outside the box of conventional solutions, for I will do the extraordinary in ordinary circumstances.  Trust Me that My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord, but I will give you precise understanding and direct your steps.  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.
 

September 1, 2008:  Beloved, you must exercise your will to push through your circumstances and gain the victory.  You cannot move through this time of challenges and tests as long as you allow self-pity and fear to paralyze you.  Recognize that this is an attack from the devil to keep you from enjoying My provision and blessings.  Shake yourself awake and rise up in faith to believe My word and will for all of My people, and let that be your foundation for success, says the Lord.  3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

September 2, 2008:  Psalms 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Rise above the problems of life and seek My face to re-establish eternal and spiritual perspective.  As long as you keep your difficult circumstances constantly before your face, My face will be obscured.  Choose to trust Me and to know that My grace is sufficient for every situation.  I will bring you through every trial in victory, and I tell you absolutely that this too shall pass, says the Lord.

September 3, 2008:  Be patient just a little while, and things will take a turn that will reveal to you that you've been in the flow of My Spirit all along.  You thought you might have been way off course, perhaps even lost from My view, says the Lord.  But, I have been with you the whole way and have even directed your steps to bring you to a new level of revelation, dedication, and consecration, which will serve you well in the coming days.  Stay strong!  Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

September 4, 2008:  As you come begin to come higher in your spiritual progression, do not be surprised when I bring conviction of sin and unrighteousness.  And, it is My desire that you respond quickly with repentance by turning from these indiscretions.  However, if you ignore the conviction and justify yourself in the process, your heart will become hard and impenetrable to My Spirit; your eyes and ears will become dull so that you can neither see nor hear the work of the Spirit in your life, says the Lord. 
Acts 28:27 For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them."’

September 5, 2008:  The enemy is at work to undermine your confidence by accentuating what you have labeled your failures.  Rise up and refuse to accept these lies, which open the door for reproach against you.  You have not failed Me, says the Lord.  Yes, it seems at times that you have fallen down, but falling is not failing, says the Lord.  Seek Me for truth and wisdom, and then rise up in the Spirit and resist the enemy.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

September 8, 2008:  I speak to those who feel like you have to go back to the beginning and start over.  But, the truth of the matter is that the ground that you have gained has not been lost.  Do not try to go back, but rather move forward from where you are right now.  Only leave behind those things that have brought regret and mourning.  The best is yet to come, says the Lord.  Come higher!  Revelation 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."

September 9, 2008:  Beloved, it is time for a change in appetite.  Many of you, My people, have been trying to satisfy your desires and tastes with junk food, spiritually speaking.  And, your spirit man has not been nourished because of your attempts to be sustained by carnality and worldly pleasures.  And, now you must re-direct your cravings to seek My face and to be fulfilled in righteousness, says the Lord. 
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

September 10, 2008:  I have already spoken to you that the landscape of your life is changing.  And, I tell you truthfully that things will never be the same again.  But, this is not a time to be overcome with thoughts of what might have been or what you could have done to alter any outcome.  But, now, take time to refocus your life and let bygones be bygones.  What's done is done.  Begin to move forward, and don't look back.  There are yet things to be accomplished and ways for you to bring glory to your God and King.  Arise in the realm of the Spirit with thanksgiving and praise, says the Lord.  Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

September 11, 2008:  You are entering a season of defining moments.  The next phase of your existence will be unusually and effectively defined by your attitudes, motives, and actions.  This is always the case to some degree, but what you think and do in the following days, weeks and months will be unusually potent in producing either positive or negative fruit in your life experience.  Now is the time to make a conscious effort to yield good fruit. 
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
James 4:17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

September 12, 2008:  Rejoice, for it is the Day of My Power for those who believe.  And, if you believe, you will receive the power of My Spirit to overcome every obstacle and obtain victory in every situation.  I have made available to you every tool necessary to live an overcoming life, but you must choose to do so and exercise your faith.  You can also choose to be helpless and hopeless, but that is not My perfect will for your life.  I have given you the way out; take it!  Rise up and defeat the enemy of your soul, says the Lord.  Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

September 15, 2008:  A special anointing is now being released that will bring regeneration and resurrection power.  The tests and trials of the past eight months have taken their toll and have brought a general weakness in your body, soul and spirit.  But, now it is time for you to rise up and access this fresh anointing that will refresh, restore and renew.  You will do this in the realm of the Spirit by faith.  Come boldly before My throne of Grace and receive all that I have made available to you, 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 16, 2008:  You are on the very cusp of a spiritual season when you will reap the results of your attitudes, motivations and actions.  There will be much for you to learn from this harvest time.  The question is:  will you actually gain wisdom and insight that will guide you into the realm of blessing, or will you place blame on others for any misfortune?  You would benefit greatly from looking yourself squarely in the face and being honest about taking responsibility for your deeds, says the Lord.
Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.
Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

September 17, 2008:  So, you feel like you can't see the forest for the trees?  I tell you that you are about to come out into a clearing where you can regain your perspective and equilibrium.  I am giving you a time of unusual grace to get your bearings.  And, once you have some clarity, I will give you the necessary strength to press on and accomplish what is set before you.  Instead of getting stressed out, just trust Me to bring you through, 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.

September 18, 2008:  Yield yourself completely to Me, says the Lord, and let the wind of My Spirit carry you.  I promise that you will not be disappointed in the final outcome.  But, you must let go of your own desires and ideas of what you think is best for you and your situation.  I alone can see the beginning from the end, and I alone can direct your steps and bring you to divine destiny.  Therefore, trust Me and relax, says your God.  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.

September 19, 2008:  The decisions that you make at this time will have the power to change the course of your life.  It would behoove you to consider carefully the choices that present themselves at this time, and then seek Me for wisdom and direction.  The most propitious options will not necessarily be the most logical according to natural circumstances.  Rise up in the realm of the Spirit and choose according to righteous discernment, says the Lord.  Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, but the unfaithful will be caught by their lust.

 

September 22, 2008:  Rejoice in the opportunities that I will present for you to come face to face with your attitudes and motives, says the Lord, for you will be able to deliberately choose your responses rather than react instinctively. You will be able to experience the expressed difference between walking in the Spirit and yielding to the lusts of the flesh.

I am reminded of the nursery rhyme:
There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid!

Your choices will take on exaggerated significance as you deal with issues that require righteousness, particularly in the areas of relationships and finances. The results of your decisions will either be spectacular or disastrous. There will be no middle ground.

If you will listen to My voice and obey My leading, says the Lord, and not harden your heart in rebellion, I will take you through the maze of every trial to gain the victory over the enemy of your soul. But, if you insist on going your own way, you will have to pay the piper; you will suffer the unpleasant consequences of your choices and actions.

In the beginning of your awareness of My Spirit, says the Lord, you lacked the maturity and understanding in the manifestation of spiritual gifts. And, as children do, you played and entertained yourself with your calling and gifting. According to 1 Corinthians 13:11 -- when you were a child, you spoke as a child, you understood as a child, you thought as a child; but you are becoming an adult spiritually, and you will put away childish things. The gifts of the Holy Spirit will no longer be play things, but will now become your tools for ministry as I lead you forth into the fullness of your calling.

For those who have trusted Me and have heard My voice, I say that I will honor your obedience and will bless and establish you in your going out and your coming in; in your rising up and your sitting down. For, I am bringing you to a higher octave in your gifting and calling that will resonate in the spirit realm with greater power and effectiveness than you could have imagined, says the Lord.

Psalms 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.

Number 6:24-26 "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."

AMEN!

September 23, 2008:  As you prepare to enter a new spiritual year, you can and must choose what to take with you and what to leave behind.  It will benefit you to take all that you have learned through the fiery trials you have endured -- the things that have enhanced your understanding and spiritual strength.  And, leave behind all that has undermined your confidence and boldness in My kingdom, says the Lord, -- the things that left you with feelings of condemnation and failure.  It will be like sorting fruit when you keep what is good and throw out what is rotten. 
Jeremiah 24:3-7  Then the LORD said to me, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "Figs, the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, which cannot be eaten, they are so bad."  Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Chaldeans.  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.  Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart."

September 24, 2008:  Let life's circumstances come as they will.  Do not be so naive as to think you can outrun difficulty.  Trying to run ahead to avoid possible trouble will get you out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Refuse to be driven by fear.  The situations that you encounter will be the platform from which you choose to exercise your faith and trust Me.  I am with you, walking with you, if you choose to not lag behind by focusing on the past or running ahead by focusing on the future.  Stay with Me.  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.’

September 25, 2008:  As you yield to My righteous authority, I will establish you and cause you to walk in divine integrity in every area of your life.  But, you must surrender yourself completely in order to be led by My Spirit, says the Lord.  If you will allow it, I will reveal to your heart every place of rebellion that will keep you from blessings.  When conviction comes, change your mind quickly and line up with the truth of My Word.  Psalms 37:25 I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.

September 26, 2008:  You are wondering why you feel so weird.  I tell you that you are stepping into a new era.  The spiritual landscape has been in the process of changing until you can barely recognize where you are.  Stand still.  Don't be afraid.  You will have to make some adjustments in the days ahead to accommodate change, but now do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord.  Exodus 14:13b  "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today."

September 29, 2008:  Stand strong in the face of adversity.  Be still and know that I am God.  I am your God, and I will bring you through every challenge if you will only believe.  Refuse to wallow in the depths of despair or stand shaking in your boots about what the future holds, but rather seek Me for strength and guidance.  Take one day at a time and take one step at a time in the power of your faith in Me, says the Lord.  Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you."

September 30, 2008:  This is not a time to be hasty in your decisions.  Nor would it benefit you to react emotionally to the things that require your attention.  This is a time to get quiet and to come into My presence to find wisdom and guidance.  Your most urgent need at the moment is to find rest for your soul that has been bombarded by stressful demands and expenditures of physical and emotional energy.   Come to Me to be refreshed and restored, says the Lord.  Psalm 103:2-5  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

August 1, 2008:  Think about how it was when you walked in confident boldness to accomplish what you had been called to do.  Then, realize that your courage has been undermined.  Where you once walked in trust and certainty, you have succumbed to apprehension, self-depreciation, doubt and mistrust.  This attack against you has been for the purpose of shutting you down so that you cannot fulfill your kingdom destiny.  Rise up and take back what has been stolen and go forth again with a sense of purpose and power, says the Lord.  Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.

August 4, 2008:  I speak to those who once had a holy fire burning in you.  Your love for Me burned white-hot in your heart.  But, the enemy has brought one disaster after another for you to have to deal with, and the seed of My word has been all but choked out because of worldly cares and your struggle to just survive.  Yet in the depth of your heart there is still a desire and a longing to re-establish the spiritual connection with Me.  I am here, and I love you.  I see and know and understand your plight, and you have not gone so far away that you cannot return.  Make the effort and come to Me again, says the Lord, and I will receive you. 
Matthew 13:18-23  "Therefore hear the parable of the sower:  When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.  But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.  Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.  But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

August 5, 2008:  You have repeatedly been urged to release the past, and I tell you truly that as soon as you let go, doors of opportunity will open wide for you to move forward in spiritual progression.  Separate yourself from the emotional strain of the difficult circumstances that you have endured.  Only then will you see the value of the past experiences apart from the stress, and you will know that you have gained great wisdom and insight that will serve you well in the days ahead, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 28:12a  "The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.

August 6, 2008:  I have given you eyes to see and hears to hear, and I have opened the windows of heaven and have called you up to this high spiritual plateau where you can see and hear beyond your circumstances.  Move above and beyond the things that anchor you to the things of the earth.  Let your heart soar to gain vision and insight to the opportunities that are before you.  Refuse to be held back by fear and insecurity.  Release yourself into the liberty of My possibilities for 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.

August 7, 2008:  You already know through My Word that you will suffer persecution, but don't you also know that you must forgive those who have offended you?  Your unforgiveness keeps you bound to the work of the enemy against you to hold you in a state of bitterness.  It is extremely detrimental for you to continue to rehearse the circumstances and events leading to your injury or to nurse your wounds.  In your heart you long to be free of the torment, but you must let go of every past injustice and truly forgive before you can again flow with the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Choose to be free!
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle.

August 8, 2008:  Be calm and stay steady in these turbulent times.  Refuse to allow your emotions to take over and throw you into a tail spin.  Remember that this is a time of ups and downs, a season of extremes.  But, you can find stability in the midst of the tumult if you will exercise your faith and put your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Hear Me and believe when I tell you that I will bring you through this time of transition in strength and power.  Do not be afraid!  Proverbs 3:25-26  Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

August 11, 2008:  Beloved, I call you into a fresh and strong unity, the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  That which is born out of strife and division will not stand, nor will it prosper.  You have heard, and it is true that a house divided will not stand.  It is now imperative that you exercise your personal will to forgive and love one another.  Put past offenses behind you, knowing that division is the result of pride.  My blessings only abide where you dwell in peace with your spiritual brothers and sisters.  Psalm 133.1-3  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments.  It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing––life forevermore.

August 12, 2008:  This is a new day and there needs to be a cleansing from the things of the past that have defiled you.  Allow Me to sanctify and cleanse you with the washing of the water of My Word.  Let My truth and righteousness release you and bring refreshing to your soul.  Separate yourself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, and I will purify you, says the Lord. 
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Ephesians 5:26 That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.

August 13, 2008:  I have spoken very clearly to you in days past and directed your steps with surety.  My words to you, both written and prophetic, have been a lamp to your feet and a light to your path.  If it seems you cannot see clearly at this time, or that you have lost your way, go back to what you know to be the truth.  Go back to the place spiritually where your direction was certain, and regain your perspective and clarity.  Many things have happened to create doubt and confusion, but My presence with you is still absolutely indisputable, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:105  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

August 14, 2008:  Refuse to allow regret and mourning to occupy your time, energy, or spiritual space.  It is time to accept the fact that what you have had to endure has provided an opportunity for you to choose whether you will be strengthened in the realm of the Spirit or weakened because of your mindsets and emotions.  My order is being established by what you must release and what you must embrace.  Let Me direct you in this and bring you into divine order, says the Lord. 
Isaiah 61:1-3 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."

August 15, 2008:  Be vigilant and diligent to put your trust in Me, says the Lord.  The temptation at this time is to put your faith in what you can see and understand, but you must realize that misplaced faith will not yield the fruit you desire.  It will only take you further from My plans and purposes for your life.  Check your heart to discern and identify where you have placed your trust, and make adjustments as necessary.
Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
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.

August 18, 2008:  I am reminded of the scripture Matthew 17:20 If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  Many of us have mountains before us, hindering forces arrayed against us that need to be removed.  We must rise up in our most holy faith to believe God for those mountains to be removed, and they will be.  Amen!

August 19, 2008:  The battle has been fierce, and I know your weariness.  But, I say to you that I also have seen your obedience and your perseverance to be faithful to Me.  Your heart has been steadfast even in extreme difficulties.  Refuse to allow the enemy's lies to undermine your effectiveness in My kingdom.  You are precious in My sight, and I am with you to bring you through to victory, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’

August 20, 2008:  Beloved, do not doubt that I hear your prayers according to My will.  My intercessors are precious in My sight because their concerns and desires are not just for themselves, but are for those they unselfishly care about.  Your faith on behalf of others is highly esteemed, says the Lord.  I honor your faithfulness, and I say to you today, "Well done, My good and faithful servant."  James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

August 21, 2008:  Breaking through to a new level of destiny, both spiritual and physical, will require your focused attention.  Quiet your mind and emotions so that you can discern My presence and voice that will guide you into this new realm of experience.  Do not allow the lies of the devil to get you into fear.  You are nearly through this long season of transition, but it will take an inordinate amount of strength and energy to push through.  Be strong and resolute as you press on.  Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

August 22, 2008:  Set a watch for discouragement; it is a weapon the devil has formed against you to paralyze you and keep you from doing what you need to do at this time.  I want you to consciously be aware of this very powerful weapon as well as who is wielding it.  The enemy is behind this attack, and he wants you to think that your feelings originate with yourself and that you can do nothing to change them.  That is a lie!  Rise up and resist, says the Lord.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

August 25, 2008:  If you will take the time to ask Me when you have questions and to seek Me when you have needs, I will take you through the school of My Spirit and show you step by step how to walk in the Spirit and live by the Spirit.  Consider Me first in every situation and dilemma.  Trust Me to give wisdom, direction, and provision, for I am your God, and I will never forsake 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."

August 26, 2008:  Awake, arise and return from your distractions to ongoing fellowship with Me, says the Lord.  Many things have demanded and even required your attention, and you have been seduced away from pure devotion to your God.  Silence your flesh, and come away to spend time in My presence.  I will encourage and strengthen your body, soul and spirit.  Don't delay; respond to My wooing.  Nehemiah 1:9 ‘If you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’

August 27, 2008:  Beloved, use this time to be consciously aware of what is going on around and in you.  Practice discernment of your spiritual atmosphere.  The more self-conscious you are the less perceptive you are.  This is no time to fall asleep at the wheel.  You must shake yourself awake to know the work of My Spirit, the work of the enemy against you, and the condition of human spirits around you.  Then, you can discern and hear My voice that brings wisdom and direction in your life, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

August 28, 2008:  Arise in the Spirit and make your requests known.  Bring your concerns to Me and then yield to My leading, for I will certainly show you the way, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow yourself to stand still and shake in your boots due to doubt and fear that cause you to stumble in faith.  Keep your heart in strong belief that I hear and answer your prayers.  Encourage yourself in the Word and stand on that truth.  Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

August 29, 2008:  For those who are still in transition, I tell you that the enemy is trying to seduce you into putting your hope in what the world can offer.  But, I say, that true hope that will put down roots, grow upward and produce fruit is not in material gain and worldly dreams, but is rooted and grounded in the Lord.  Now is the time to get your priorities in order and truly realize the source of your provision and blessing.  Trust in Me, says the Lord.
Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

 

July 1, 2008:  Let Me move you into the prophetic flow as times and seasons unfold.  I will open the way before you and lead you along a clear path so that there will be no question in your heart or mind that you are in My perfect will, says the Lord.  Be still and refuse to allow questions, concerns, and fears to become noise pollution in your spirit.  Peace and quiet assurance will be the sign of your faithful trust in My guidance.  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!

July 2, 2008:  As you stand face to face with situations and possibilities that you never could have imagined, your inclination is to make decisions based on how you feel.  But, that is not your best recourse.  Do not be impatient or hasty.  Take the time to really seek My face for wisdom and guidance.  Come to the place of peace in your soul so that you can actually be led by My Spirit.  To do otherwise will only create more chaos and confusion.  Trust Me to direct your steps, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 5:2 Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; therefore let your words be few.

July 3, 2008:  Stand strong and maintain stability.  The enemy has launched an attack through your circumstances to send you reeling.  Refuse to dump down into self-pity, mourning, or regret through focusing on what you see.  Beloved, I have called you to walk by faith and not by sight, says the Lord.  You must look beyond the natural realm into the realm of the Spirit so that you can perceive and discern My purposes and direction at this time.  And, be aware that your first thoughts or impressions are not necessarily reliable; you need to be patient and wait for confirmation so that you know exactly what I am showing you and where I am taking you before you launch out.  Psalm 107:26-30 They mount up to the heavens, they go down again to the depths; their soul melts because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end. Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.

July 4, 2008:  When in doubt, don't!  There are decisions to be made in your looming circumstances, and it is difficult to know what to do or which way to go.  As long as you are uncertain or in confusion it is best if you do nothing outwardly.  However, your best course of action is to withdraw from the pressures momentarily, rise up in the Spirit, seek My guidance and ask for wisdom.  If you trust Me, I will 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.

July 7, 2008:  Beloved, I'm calling you to come aside and spend time with Me, says the Lord.  Living, moving, and having your being in Me is your only place of stability at this time.  Relationships with people that you once depended on for security and validation will no longer provide what you need, and will leave you with a feeling of isolation.  Listen carefully -- these times are designed to move you to a higher spiritual realm so that your dependence is on Me alone, for nothing that has become a substitute for your spiritual equilibrium will withstand these fires of purification.  Acts 17:26 -28  "And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being."

July 8, 2008:  The load has been heavy and your heart burdened, and this has created a spiritual fog so that you have not been able to see clearly where you are headed or where to take your next step.  You must release your burden and cast your cares upon Me in order to regain clarity.  Refuse to allow fear to overtake you.  Changes are inevitable, but you can make the necessary adjustments easily if you will trust Me to bring you through this time of transition.  Even though you feel that you have to bear the brunt of responsibility, you are not alone; I am with you to carry the load, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

July 9, 2008:  The past has come up before your face as flashbacks of where you have been, what you have done, how you have failed, and how others have failed you.  This is a ploy of the enemy to overwhelm you with sadness and grief in order to obliterate your joy, and it is a distraction from My will and purposes for your life, says the Lord.  Use this time to forgive and release the past so that you can be free to manifest and express the fruit of My Spirit. 
Galatians 5:19-25 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self–control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

July 10, 2008:  I am giving you a greater understanding of your authority by further defining your responsibilities.  This is something that still needs to be brought into divine order before you are fully authorized to do business in the Kingdom.  Be assured that your authority has nothing to do with pride or superiority; it has everything to do with your submission to My ultimate authority, says the Lord.  Power will manifest in proportion to the measure of your submission to My Spirit.  Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

July 11, 2008:  Ask, and I will show you ways to overcome the problems you face.  However, in order to truly receive this wisdom you will have to rise above your feelings of oppression and sense of being a victim.  Come up in the realm of the Spirit, and establish yourself in the belief that I am with you to bring you through every situation.  I see you, I know you, and I understand you.  I am your help in times of trouble.  Nothing is too difficult for Me, and I will truly bring you through one step at a time, says the Lord.  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."

July 14, 2008:  Beloved, I have seen your trouble as you have come through a blazing fire of adversity.  Yet, today I am imparting to you a new level of hope and faith that will carry you through the next leg of the journey before you.  Feed on this mighty impartation.  Soak in this conveyance, for I am transporting you to a higher position of confidence and trust.  I have called you and empowered you to manage with skill the next phase of your existence, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

July 15, 2008:  Be sensitive to My Spirit, listen, and yield to My leading.  I am revealing things that have remained hidden until now.  In this time what has been obscured in darkness and even designed for your destruction will come into the light.  What you discover will provide crucial information that will help you choose a course of action and take your next step.  Do not be afraid, for I am with you to help you in real and tangible ways, says the Lord.  Psalm 35:7-10 For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit, which they have dug without cause for my life. Let destruction come upon him unexpectedly, and let his net that he has hidden catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; Ii shall rejoice in His salvation.  All my bones shall say, "LORD, who is like You, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?"

July 16, 2008:  Whether you are aware of it or not, you have been making steady progress in solving long-term problems.  This process has included a realignment of elements on the physical as well as the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.  Soon you will know that you are emerging from a rather lengthy and troubling period of relative uncertainty.  You are about to experience a time of greater spiritual clarity and insight.  Take full advantage of it, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 7:11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

July 17, 2008:  Life goes on, and you must get past the injustices that have brought wounding to your soul.  I have a plan and purpose for your life, and if you allow these violations to fester and become bitterness they will stand in the way of progress.  You do not want to get stuck here by rehearsing the events that caused you to suffer.  Make a conscious decision to forgive, knowing that this wrongdoing did not have its root or beginning with Me, says the Lord.  This was a scheme of the enemy to disable you and keep you from fulfilling My purposes.  Resist the devil and move on.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

July 18, 2008:  Press through the thoughts that hinder and obscure your healing -- thoughts of fear, doubt and unbelief.  Exercise your faith to know that I hear and answer your prayers.  I am not a God who cannot see or hear or know your need.  I am not beyond your reach, nor am I unavailable.  Diligently seek Me, and I will be found by you, says the Lord.  Matthew 9:21-22 For she said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well."  But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.

July 21, 2008:  Do you hear Me calling you?  Do you sense that I am stirring your heart to come higher?  I am indeed wooing you to draw near, to seek Me as never before.  Put aside the cares of the world and the things that distract you from spiritual vitality.  Make a fresh commitment to surrender your life wholly to Me, says the Lord.  Come with an open heart and a listening ear, for I shall speak to you where you are and call you out of your darkest circumstances into the light and strength of My purposes.  Come forth!  Proverbs 8:32 "Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways.

July 22, 2008:  Now is the time to make some necessary adjustments in order to conserve time, energy and resources.  Certainly, if you pay attention, you will see that I am leading you into greater effectiveness and efficiency in all areas of your life.  Don't resist this fine-tuning, for it will ultimately make things easier and ease the stress.  Your part is to resist the temptation to stubbornly refuse to change.  Go with the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.

July 23, 2008:  Beloved, you are at a critical junction in transition.  If, in your restlessness and desire for change, you do not seek to be fulfilled in your relationship to Me, says the Lord, you will likely be seduced into making changes in the natural realm to satisfy your desires.  It is important that you wait and take the time to become more stable at this point rather than making any rash decisions, which will likely lead to bringing leanness to your soul.  Psalm 106:13-15  They soon forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel, but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert.  And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.

July 24, 2008:  An attack has been released against you on a most intimate and personal level to accuse and condemn you.  You will be tempted to entertain these subtle accusations by focusing on what you think might be your shortcomings.  You will not know for sure because the criticisms are vague.  What you need to understand is that I am the Lord, and I do not bring vague or indistinct correction to you.  I work with you in love to always move you to a place of security in My kingdom, and the correction that comes from Me is always a relief to your spirit that causes you to rejoice.  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 25, 2008:  That strange feeling of being disconnected is the first sign of separation from the past.  I am indeed separating you from all that is behind before you can embrace that which is ahead.  Refuse to allow these emotions to be disconcerting or to throw you into confusion.  Stay steady and trust Me as I move you into new spiritual territory.  You are in the early stages of being repositioned for greater productivity and fruitfulness, says the Lord.  Colossians 1:10  that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

July 28, 2008:  Beloved, fill yourself with the Word.  You need My truth to combat the lies and perversions of the devil and to clarify what I am doing in your present circumstances.  The enemy will devise schemes to create fear and disillusionment to keep you from the fulfillment of My purposes.  But, I will direct your steps and bring you through to victory as you seek My face, hear My voice and obey My leading, says the Lord.  Luke 11:9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

July 29, 2008:  Be aware that you are now reaping the harvest of the seeds that were sown within the past 10 months, whether for good or evil.  And, these results will be specifically evident for two months, and then a new cycle will begin of sowing and reaping.  Pay particular attention to what comes forth in this time because it will give you detailed understanding of what you can or must do to improve your productivity and success on every level -- spirit, soul and body, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:7-10  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.  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.  And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

July 30, 2008:  In this time of reaping, many issues that have been unresolved will suddenly come into clarity much the same as corrective lenses bring blurred vision into sharp focus.  And, this clarity is indeed the result of the correction that comes from conformity to the standard of the Word.  The outward manifestation will inevitably lead to moral and spiritual integrity, for I am calling you, My people, to silence your flesh and make your temple a place of My holy habitation, says the Lord. 
1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

July 31, 2008:  Do not be moved by fear or desperation.  Rather be moved by the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be strong in the face of adverse circumstances, and refuse to take what others say or do as personal rejection.  This is a time of change, which always produces feelings of being unsettled.  This too shall pass, and you will once again discover that your God has provided the necessary foundation that gives stability, assurance, and equilibrium.  Stay planted on the Rock of your salvation.  Psalms 62:6 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.

 

June 2, 2008:  Beloved, you have come to a bend in the river.  You are at a crossroad and a place of a new beginning where you can now move forward and rise up to new levels both spiritually and naturally.  It is important for you to purposefully leave the past behind and move beyond what has kept you from being all that you can be in Christ.  Determine now to forgive and forget.  Wipe the slate clean so that you can proceed unhindered, 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 3, 2008:  I have been with you in your times of testing and trials, says the Lord.  The fires of purification have burned white hot, and you have come through your ordeal changed -- transformed by your faith and dependence upon Me.  There were times when you would rather have been translated or transfigured, but you have learned obedience through the things you have suffered.  And, you are stronger spiritually than ever.  These afflictions were exactly what you needed to stimulate your spiritual growth.  Hebrews 5:8 Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

June 4, 2008:  I was considering the Bonsai, and I heard the Lord say:  You are in My hand, and it is My will that you grow according to My specifications.  If you will yield to the process of cultivation, I will prune and refine you spiritually so that you represent Me in every aspect, says the Lord.  This process is not easy, for you will have to surrender your own will to divine purpose in every choice you make.  But, the ultimate outcome will be extremely rewarding not only in this life, but for eternity.  Jeremiah 18:2 -6  "Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words."  Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:  "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?" says the LORD. "Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!

June 5, 2008:  You are entering a time of advance when you can break through barriers that range from minor issues to significant and momentous change.  Be alert and get ready to move forward as hindrances are removed and opportunities present themselves.  Pressures that have weighed you down will suddenly lift, and you will experience a sense of release and freedom.  Maximize this time of joy with thanksgiving and praise, 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.

June 6, 2008:  Determination is a key ingredient to your success in the matters set before you.  You are indeed coming to a new spiritual plateau, but this new level is not easy to achieve, for you will encounter fierce opposition.  Discern the attack of the enemy against you and set your face strong against opposing forces.  Resist the temptation to run and hide; instead, be strong and courageous in taking and standing this new ground.  It is My work that you are manifesting in the earth, and My reward is with those who are obedient, says the Lord.  Ezekiel 3:9 "Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house."

June 9, 2008:  You have heard the axiom, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."  This is wisdom, for a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (Proverbs 15:1).  Beloved, you do not have to defend My kingdom, nor do you have to compromise your convictions.  You need only to speak the truth of any situation with humility, and the power of My Spirit will amplify the truth in power.  Trust Me to bring you through every conflict in victory. says the Lord.
Matthew 10:16-20 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.  You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.  But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you."

June 10, 2008:  Refuse to allow fear to gain any ground in your heart and life, for I am with you wherever you go.  Nothing that you encounter or endure is beyond My knowledge or notice.  I know what you have need of before you ask.  Your circumstances do not cause Me to worry, nor am I ignorant of the devices of Satan against you.  I am not surprised by the things you must conquer, and I am with you to empower you to overcome and gain the victory, says the Lord.  Be strong!  Psalm 37:23-25 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholds him with His hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.

June 11, 2008:  Be aware that the enemy will do his utmost to get you to succumb to discouragement and defeat, but I say to you, rise up!  This is a demonic attack and is meant to demoralize you.  You are not destined to live under the rule of oppression.  You are dedicated to victory, for the enemy is under your feet.  Again, rise up, overcome the works of the flesh, and war against these powers of darkness.  I am with you to strengthen you for the battle, says the Lord.  Romans 16:17-20  Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.  For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.  For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.  And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

June 12, 2008:  Beloved, I have called you to walk in the liberty of My Spirit.  Be discerning, and set a watch for those who come in by stealth to spy out your liberty.  Do not yield even for a moment to a religious spirit, who desires to bring you into the bondage of control and religious exercise.  Your freedom can only be maintained as you submit your spirit to Me alone.  Be strong and resolute.   Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.

June 13, 2008:  You have recently felt like you have had a sack over your head, and it's been difficult at best for you to gain and keep spiritual perspective.  But, I have seen your plight and have heard your prayers, and I am calling you to a high place in the Spirit where you can see new vistas and enjoy a new outlook where faith rules.  So, I say, rise above your mundane view of life through your circumstances and the burden of oppression that you have labored under, and let Me renew your vision and restore your hope.  For that is My desire for you, says the Lord.  Isaiah 52:2 Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion!

June 16, 2008:  Love Me with all of your heart, soul, and mind, and your prayers will emanate from that place of powerful desire where My will becomes your will.  And, you will be transported from the natural realm to the spirit realm to become one with Me.   This position transcends all that is earthly and sensual.  Be confident that if you ask anything according to My will, I do hear you.  Then, whatever you desire will be given to you, says the Lord.
Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

June 17, 2008:  I see the places in your life where you need wisdom, directions and answers.  The reason you have not received is because you have not asked.  Why have you not come to Me?  Do you not believe that I hear and answer your prayers?  Do not be afraid to ask.  You belong to Me, and it is My desire that you prosper in all things.  I indeed direct your steps, and I will show you the next step that you must take.  Arise from your dilemma, and Come to Me, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

June 18, 2008:  I know your heart and your desire to be with Me in My kingdom, so I say to you, "Follow Me."  This doesn't mean that you just follow your religious ideas aimlessly, but that you purposely pursue Me, says the Lord.  Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. (Mark 8:34)  Be done with the works of the flesh, be led by My Spirit, and follow My example.  Yield to the work of My Spirit so that you will be transformed into My image.
Colossians 1:9-15 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

June 19, 2008:  Many of you, My children, have been on a losing streak, which has undermined your faith to believe for My direction and provision.  It is time for a change.  But, you must determine to change the mindset that everything you touch turns to dust.  Your faith in failure is working against your ability to possess the promise.  In your heart you must believe that I am for you and working on your behalf, and then allow what you speak to be governed by your faith, 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.

June 20, 2008:  Do not be surprised when you encounter opposition and adversity.  Refuse to take these attacks as personal rejection, which could establish a root of bitterness in your soul.  The devil is doing his utmost to cause you to sin through anger and retaliation, but you must see this attack for what it really is and forgive those who have made themselves pawns of the enemy's strategy against you.  Be righteous and wait patiently for My vindication, says the Lord.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

June 23, 2008:  Be reminded of the old axiom, "Waste not; want not."  For, I call you to a greater and more effective level of stewardship through diligent and responsible management of what I have entrusted to your care.  When you are careful not to squander your valuable resources you will prosper in exceptional ways.  I am available to give you wisdom when you ask and to show you the way when you are uncertain, says the Lord.
Luke 16:1-8  He (Jesus) also said to His disciples: "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and an accusation was brought to him that this man was wasting his goods.  So he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’  Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my master is taking the stewardship away from me. I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg.  I have resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’  So he called every one of his master’s debtors to him, and said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?  And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ So he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’  Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ So he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’  So the master commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation than the sons of light."

June 24, 2008:  Beloved, make a choice to rise above the issues of life that have sprung up from your flesh responses to opposition and adversity.  Change your focus so that your emotional reactions are under the control of My Spirit.  Set your mind on things above and not on the earth.  Refuse to allow anyone or anything to steal your peace.  Remember that I am for you and not against you, and I am leading you in all things, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

June 25, 2008:  To My people who gather together in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace for the purpose of establishing My kingdom on the earth, I call you to run to the battle, take the land, and stand your ground.  I will establish you as My garrison so that you shall never be overtaken or moved by the enemy.  You are My warriors, dressed for battle, and I am with you to strengthen you.  I have taught you how to make war and to take the victory.  Fight the good fight, says the Lord.
Psalms 18:34 He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Definition of garrison:  a military post; a permanent military installation; the troops stationed at a garrison.

June 26, 2008:  This is a time when you can take steps to deal with and correct long-term problems.  You will no longer ignore or be in denial about things that you have swept under the rug, but you will suddenly have the courage and insight to look squarely at every situation and make decisions that are long overdue.  You will need to detach emotionally and seek Me for wisdom and direction, which is abundantly available to you when you believe, 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.

June 27, 2008:  My children, set a watch for situations that will require compromise, apathy, and even apostasy.  For, the enemy has launched this attack to weaken your faith and undermine your foundation in the word of truth.  Refuse to acquiesce even for a moment.  Put aside your fear of rejection or need for approval, and stand on the solid rock of your faith in Christ without hesitation.  Your life may depend on it, says the Lord, but I am with you to give you the courage to do what is right. 
Philippians 3:17 -21 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.   For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame––who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

June 30, 2008:  Do you hear My voice, says the Lord?  Can you sense the unction of My Spirit?  You will recognize it by an undefined restlessness and a desire for new vibrancy and fresh anointing.  Business as usual and distractions have moved you from your place of spiritual sensitivity and gifted creativity, and I am calling you out of this place of stagnation by causing you to stir up the gift that is within you.  Then, watch for opportunities to manifest outwardly your great desire to demonstrate My presence and power.  2 Timothy 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

May 1, 2008:  In the process of time, you are ending a cycle that began about seven years ago.  And, you will undergo an accelerated separation from the past that will create a division that cannot be bridged.  Certainly, you will never be able to go back, nor should you look back.  This chasm is ever widening and your spiritual landscape is ever changing, but you can only move into the next phase of your existence as you have freedom to do so.  Disappointments and regrets from the past can keep you bound and unable to progress, so now is the time to completely release everything that brought a sense of failure or reproach.  Let go and be free, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

May 2, 2008:  Take the time and put forth the energy to position your soul under the rule of My Spirit, and set a watch for emotional responses.  If the devil can get you to entertain disappointment or discouragement, he can strap you with a spirit of heaviness.  Heaviness will dull your discernment and make you vulnerable to other attacks of the enemy.  When you become a victim of these attacks then victory will be nearly impossible to attain.  Rise up in the strength of My Spirit, says the Lord, and be free.  Isaiah 61:1-3  "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."

May 5, 2008:  “You will do whatever it takes to go for the gold (that which is of the Spirit).  You will not be satisfied with silver (pertaining to the soul) or bronze (associated with flesh.)  You have set your heart on doing your best to reach your greatest potential in Christ.  You have fallen short many times, but you are ready to move beyond mediocrity, compromise, and self-satisfaction to reach the goal and obtain the prize.  And, you are more determined than ever to fulfill your kingdom destiny, for you know the time is now.”

“These times are golden, and you are no longer willing to waste precious time and energy in the spiritual dissipation of disappointment, grief and regret.  This quality decision will result in a maturity that will not only bring honor to Me,” says the Lord, “but will draw others into a greater level of commitment that will inevitable bring the same results.”

“I call to the ends of the earth to a people who will make a covenant of salt with Me.  It is a covenant of strength and loyalty.  It requires commitment, faithfulness and obedience, and it will establish a permanent and satisfying relationship between us for eternity.  Mine is to keep My promises to you, and yours is pure devotion free from corruption,” says the Lord.

Matthew 5: 13-16 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.  You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden, nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

May 6, 2008:  Quiet your mind and emotions and refuse to allow confusion and stress to rule in your life.  The enemy will do all that he can to keep you from attaining to the peace that I have made available to you.  Take time to rest, regroup, and resist the pressure that causes you to be hasty.  I am leading you, but I'm just ahead of you.  You don't have to run to catch up.  Stop long enough to get your bearings so that you are not taken off course at this juncture, 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.

May 7, 2008:  Beloved, I am stretching out My hand to heal what has become diseased, disabled, wounded, and broken.  I am even now releasing a supernatural impartation that is available for all who can believe and receive.  This impartation will cause you to be completely renewed and restored so that your affliction will lose its hold and become only a distant memory.  No longer be afraid of this infirmity, but rise up in the strength and purpose of My will, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

May 8, 2008:  Refuse to allow your current challenges to overwhelm you.  Stay calm and take life one bite at a time.  Trust Me to lead you one step at a time.  You will need wisdom in order to know how to proceed, so you must ask and wait for My download, says the Lord, for I will indeed show you what to do next.  Stress will swallow you up if you allow uncertainty and fear to rule.  Be strong and stay steady.  Psalm 112:5-8 A good man deals graciously and lends; he will guide his affairs with discretion.  Surely he will never be shaken; the righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.  He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  His heart is established; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.

May 9, 2008:  Beloved, clear your mind and silence your flesh.  Things have not worked out as you planned, but I am bringing you by a way that you have not known, and I am doing things in your life that you have not expected.  These things are for your good.  I want to bring you to a higher spiritual level where you can see clearly that your position in My kingdom is not about your desires or satisfying your flesh or meeting your financial expectations; it is about living in the Spirit where My purposes become your purposes without question, 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.
Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me
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May 12, 2008:  You are on the very cusp of breaking over into the next facet of this season.   Your experiences will present a brilliant illustration of My work that will ultimately cause you to increase in a variety of ways.  I will open your spiritual eyes to see with greater definition the aspects that make up your spiritual journey so that you can more completely cooperate with Me, says the Lord.  Yield to the moving of My Spirit.  Matthew 13:17  For assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

May 13, 2008:  Be quiet so you can discern and perceive the hindering forces that create confusion and misunderstandings.  This is a perverse spirit sent to keep you from accomplishing your goals and purposes by undermining your confidence.  Break through these barriers by placing your faith and trust in Me that I will supernaturally guide you through this maze.  I am with you to lead you into a broad place where there is no restraint, says the Lord.  Psalms 118:5 I called on the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.

May 14, 2008:  Many of my people are feeling off-balance and even unstable at this time.  You will make it through this period of instability if you will determine not to allow these feelings to throw you into a tail spin.  This too shall pass, but you must be persistent in your efforts to push through.  You will find your spiritual equilibrium by taking a firm stand in faith that I am the solid Rock on which you stand, says the Lord, and that I will uphold you and not allow you to go down.  Matthew 14:26-31 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear.  But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer!  It is I; do not be afraid."   And Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."   So He said, "Come." And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.   But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"  And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

May 15, 2008:  Refuse to allow the enemy to plant a seed of doubt and unbelief in your heart.  As you determine to take a stand and believe My Word, says the Lord, you will gain strength and see the fulfillment of My promises.  Do not allow your circumstances or feelings to undermine your faith on any matter.  And, rejoice with inexpressible joy, for you shall see My manifest presence when you believe.  Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May 16, 2008:  Beloved, wait for Me to unfold My plans and provision.  Do nothing by the force of your own logic and will.  I alone will guide you and bring you through the obstructions that the enemy has devised against you.  Do not despair and refuse to be discouraged.  I will send forth a decree of victory on your behalf, but you must stand strong in faith, says the Lord.  Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.  Psalm 62:1-4  Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation.  He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.  How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.  They only consult to cast him down from his high position; they delight in lies; they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.

May 19, 2008:  I speak to those who have ears to hear, understand and discern.  Some of you, My people, were given seeds of  personal promises that were meant to be sown in the fertile ground of the Spirit by faith, but in your efforts to force the issue, the seed was actually planted in the unproductive soil of the flesh and selfish desire.  That seed has since fallen to the ground and died.  However, this is the Day of resurrection power when I will bring new life and vitality to that which was dead.  As deep calls to deep, I call to that seed to rise up and bear fruit, says the Lord.  You cannot bring it forth, but you can believe that what I have spoken I will bring to pass.  Wait patiently for the harvest in the realm of the Spirit.  Luke 21:28  Look up for your redemption draws nigh.

May 20, 2008:  Quiet your soul, watch intently, and listen carefully, for I will confirm what I have spoken to you with signs and wonders.  But, you will have to be alert or you  could miss the confirmation.  I always confirm My word to you as I lead you forth to fulfill My purposes.  Be sensitive and yielded to the unction of My Spirit, and do nothing until you are spiritually moved and have the peace that surpasses your own understanding, says the Lord.  Mark 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

May 21, 2008:  Re-establish your priorities, and keep a tight rein on your thoughts and activities.  For, the enemy will try to draw you away from your kingdom focus through distractions.  Be sensitive to a check in your spirit in any given situation, and allow My Holy Spirit to direct your steps and be your restraining power.  If you will do this, you will enjoy the fullness of the season without confusion or hindrance.  And, remember that I will not ask you to be responsible for more than you can effectively handle, says the Lord.  Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

May 22, 2008:  If you will seek Me for clarity, I will show you areas in your life both naturally and supernaturally where you can be more effective.  Let Me sweep away the cobwebs of confusion and disarray that keep you from operating at maximum efficiency.  Do not be afraid of change, for you must be willing to yield to this work that will result in a rearrangement of your habits and priorities.  Surrender to this function of My Spirit, and you will not regret the outcome, says the Lord.  James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

May 23, 2008:  You are in the process of time and on the course of change when your circumstances will be unsettling at times, but you must not fear.  Stay calm and remain steady.  I am with you, and I will bring you through in victory.  Seek the truth in every situation, and ask for wisdom because things are not what they seem to be.  Listen for My voice and obey 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 26, 2008: “It is time to leave behind all things that have brought defilement to your soul and spirit.  Offer up your carnal reactions to circumstances on the altar of your heart, and let the purifying fires burn.  I am giving you multiple opportunities to arise to a new level of spiritual experience where you can truly live in that spiritual realm of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Philippians 3:13  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

“You have truly been in a dark night of the soul and have even fought valiantly for your very life and health.  And, you have questioned how the things you have endured have worked together for your good.  Consider that humility is a mantle that My people must wear and it is the sign of submission to My will.  But, it comes with a great price, for true humility is born out of adversity and complete reliance on My help in times of trouble.  Rejoice that you have been tested and found worthy, but you must continue to walk in humility.
James 4:10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

“Take every opportunity to learn to rest in the sufficiency of My grace.  The demands on your time and energy have been extreme, but know that I have strengthened you to do all that has been set before you to accomplish.  Never fear, for I am with you to bring you through every trial in victory.
2 Corinthians 3:5  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God,

“Every revelation of My word and the work of My kingdom is a stepping stone to complete liberty.  If you were able to see all truth theoretically instead of experientially, it would be worthless to you.  These are the days when every step forward has a monumental impact on your spirit, soul and body.  The door is open for your continued progression and freedom.
James 1:25  But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. 

“I will continue to give ample opportunities to declare truth to those who have not had ears to hear.  I have entrusted you with responsibilities through which you have been able to demonstrate My kingdom.  The affliction that you have endured is working for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.  When all is said and done, you will be able to see the value of the transformation as the result of this great work.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,  while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things, which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal 

“You have been able to see first hand the miracle-working power of My Spirit in your life to bring you through a time of transition and prepare you to advance.  Yours is to completely trust in Me; Mine is to make a way and open the door.  Never doubt that I am your very present help in times of trouble.
Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

“Every stretch requires faith to move forward.  Your faith has been tested and found to be strong because you chose to believe My word.  Remember that faith without works is dead, but you have shown your faith by your works.  Well done!   Because your have shown yourself to be faithful in the things that I have committed to your stewardship and trust, I have opened the windows of heaven and poured out a blessing that is beyond all that you could have imagined.  Now, you will have further opportunities to show yourself faithful in greater ways. 
Matthew 25:21  "His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 

“I have heard your prayers and have not ignored them, but know that you are still in the process of time.  There are still things that must take place before you can break out.  This is a season of transitions.  Rise above the power of personal desire that would keep you from seeing even the most subtle form of presumption, which the enemy will use to keep you from moving ahead.  Release yourself so that you can see the truth and advance in My plans and purposes for you.  Leave the future where it belongs and live in the blessings of the eternal now, says the Lord.”
Proverbs 16:9  A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

May 27, 2008:  I heard the Lord say:  The enemy has come at you like a roaring lion eager to devour his prey, but I AM the Lion of Judah, your King.  I have given you the power and authority to stand against this attack, and it is time for you to roar back!  Do not draw back without a fight, but rather go up against this enemy who seeks your destruction, and I will bring about a great deliverance as I work through your faith and courage, says the Lord.  Psalms 22:13 They gape at Me with their mouths, like a raging and roaring lion.

May 28, 2008:  Choose this day who you will serve.  It is your choice.  You can either serve yourself as you see through the filter of your circumstances and grumble and complain throughout the day, OR you can look at life through the filter of My word, have faith, and trust Me to bring you through each moment in complete victory.  I am well able to bring you forth triumphant if you will choose to serve Me, says the Lord.  Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

May 29, 2008:  Behold, I am opening new doors and providing substantial help and supernatural strength for you to accomplish what you have set yourself to achieve.  Do not tarry, but move through these portals expeditiously.  I will give you the necessary wisdom and direction required at this time to fulfill your intentions.  However, you must establish and maintain valid priorities beginning with godly desires and faith if you are to attain your objective, says the Lord.  Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

May 30, 2008:  The enemy has sent deception against you, My people, to undermine your hope.  Refuse to allow fear or unbelief to weaken your firm foundation of faith.  When in doubt, return to the truth of My word and renew yourself in spiritual reality.  I am your very present help in times of trouble, and I am with you to uphold you and bring you through this time of trouble in great victory, says the Lord.  Stand strong, be courageous, and do not be afraid.  Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!


April 1, 2008:  You have faced and dealt with many challenges, and I know your heart cries out for closure and resolution.  But, I tell you that this transitional time of bringing order out of chaos is not yet finished.  There are still issues that must be settled before you can move on.  Even though your involvement in these situations has caused you to believe that it is all about you, the truth is that everyone involved is being aroused to greater spiritual integrity, which is the order of the day.  This is not only about you!   Be patient as you maneuver your way through this maze of motives, behaviors and actions, and you will soon be released to a new level of spiritual accountability and truth, says the Lord.  1 John 4:6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

April 2, 2008:  Take every opportunity to trust Me for all that you need.  This is no time to allow your circumstances to send you into a tail spin.  Be strong and keep the faith, for I see your need, and the price has been paid on Calvary for answered prayer.  Push through the fear that comes from looking at the problem through natural eyes.  Rise up in the Spirit to receive what I have already supplied, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:6-8 "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.  And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.  Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him."

April 3, 2008:  Stay on the path that I have chosen for you, and do not deviate from it.  Watch carefully for subtle seductions that have the potential to take you away from your primary responsibilities and purpose, and refuse to be enticed.  Now is a time when you can re-establish and reinforce good boundaries, not only for others, but for yourself as well.  Remind yourself of the elements of your spiritual foundation, for this is what will sustain you in the days ahead, 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.

April 4, 2008:  I have been hearing the word connectivity in my spirit over the past few days.  Connectivity is the ability to make a connection and the state of being connected.  And, the Lord says:  The enemy is challenging and hindering your ability to make and maintain spiritual connectionsThis attack is first intended to separate you from Me, says the Lord, and additionally to bring division between My people, for he knows that if you will stay connected and unified his work of destruction is thwarted.  Yours is to defeat the devil's purposes by staying connected.  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.

April 7, 2008:  Be careful that you do not misread or misinterpret the signs of the season.  Chaos is succumbing to order in ways that you have not yet thought of.  This work is by My Spirit and will require you to be willing and flexible.  Do not rebel against this important work or become stubborn or hard-headed, but rather yield quickly.  If you will discern My plans and purposes, you will be able to see the larger picture and know that this transformation is not just about you.  It has to do with you as a part of the whole.  Go with the flow, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:11-16  And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head––Christ–– from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

April 8, 2008:  The road has been long and the battle has been fierce, but this is no time to throw in the towel.  Be strong.  Be reminded of Who I AM and who you are in Me.  Refuse to allow the enemy to draw you away from strength and purpose.  Renew yourself in faith and rise up in victory.  You are not defeated, for you belong to Me.  I will enable you to do all that I have called you to do.  This is momentary light affliction, says the Lord.  Breakthrough is imminent.  2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

April 9, 2008:  Beloved, I'm shining a light at the end of the tunnel to renew your hope.  Trust Me.  You are going to make it through this with a greater sense of purpose and destiny.  Do not let fear paralyze you and keep you from the victory that awaits.  Fear is your enemy, and you must do whatever it takes to defeat this spirit whose purpose it is to bring destruction.  Refuse to believe the lies that allow fear to gain a stronghold.  Rise up and believe the truth of My Word, 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.
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.

April 10, 2008:  You are in a time of recovery when you will have opportunities to retrieve what has been lost or taken from you.  Refuse to get discouraged, for this is a process of reclaiming and taking back what the enemy has stolen.  Encourage yourself in faith that I am with you and for you, and I will lead you in the way of victory.  This is a path that you have not yet traveled, but I will make your steps sure and steadfast.  You will neither stumble or fall, 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.

April 11, 2008:  As spring calls forth new growth, so I am calling you to come forth in new life and strength.  Quiet your soul and hear the sound of My voice and the power of My purpose that will be revealed in you.  You are about to emerge from the darkness of past days into the light of life and increase.  Prepare your heart to truly release yourself from the past and personal history, for this is a necessary prerequisite to your progression, says the Lord.  Matthew 5:14-16"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

April 14, 2008:  Continue to press through the barrier that stands between the troubles of the past and the door of hope that will usher you into the liberty of a new day.  This transitional time may seem at present to be a never-ending battle that takes every ounce of your strength to survive, but I tell you truly that it will be like a spring rain that will stop just as abruptly as it began, says the Lord.   And, this time of struggle will become only a distant memory, for you will absolutely see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  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.

April 15, 2008:  I am bringing you up to a high place in the Spirit where you can see beyond where you are, for I am opening new vistas and avenues of understanding.  Be open and flexible so that I can give you new prospects for the days ahead.  Refuse to allow current stress to overshadow you, to keep you from hearing My voice, or to dull your sensitivity to My Spirit, says the Lord.  Quiet your soul so that you can receive the revelations that will be important in the near and far future. 
Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

April 16, 2008:  Listen to the sound of the wind of My Spirit as I whisper the direction of your destiny.  Be still and shut out the loud, abrasive voices that bring confusion and disarray so that you can indeed hear My still small voice.  You are about to take a turn for the better, but you must leave behind the troubles of the past and look forward with anticipation to the things that I have prepared for you, 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."

April 17, 2008:  Be strong and stay steady, for you are being bombarded by diverse spiritual forces that create confusion and cause you to feel conflicted.  Spend whatever time it takes to sort out your thoughts and feelings and identify what is really happening in your soul.  Then, ground yourself in the truth of My word and dismiss deception and error.  That will bring you back to your solid foundation and bring clarity in this time of disturbance, says the Lord.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

April 18, 2008:  Beloved, this is a time to diversify in many areas of your experience.  I will offer to you a variety of ways that will help you increase spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially.  But, you must be willing to accept diversity.  This is not a time to be stuck in a rut of past patterns or old mindsets.  Every area of pride and prejudice will be exposed and challenged so that you can be free from this bondage.  And, I will bring truth and revelation to release you into absolute liberty, 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.

April 21, 2008:  Beloved, I am with you in your labor, for I will empower you to bring forth.  You must, however, learn the cycle of push and rest, push and rest, push and rest.  You are entering into a time that will produce vitality and liberty in abundance.  You are leaving behind the days of the dark night of the soul and bursting forth with a new and radiant hope, says the Lord.  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.

April 22, 2008:  Your progress has been significant, but you are not out of the woods yet.  You must continue to press on while maintaining hope and vision.  Be strong and resolute.  You do not want to give up when you are on the very threshold of breakthrough.  Exercise patience and perseverance.  Soon you will see that it has been  worth the effort, says the Lord.  Persist!  Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

April 23, 2008:  There are details that you have overlooked, but I will bring to your remembrance the things that need your attention.  Be careful to not brush aside the gentle nudge that comes as a reminder.  Do not procrastinate, for these promptings will need immediate action in the window of time that is provided.  And, do not be afraid that you will forget or overlook even one important detail because I am truly with you to cause you to remember, says the Lord.  Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.

April 24, 2008:  It has been difficult for you to see My plans for you because you can only see where you are at any given moment.  But, if you will set your heart to see and understand, I will unfold the overall design before your eyes so that you can see how the small pieces of your life fit into the big picture.  This long-term view will give you hope and boost your faith to know that I have begun a good work in you and I will bring it to completion according to My perfect will, says the Lord.  Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

April 25, 2008:  I am opening a great effective door of evangelism for you, but you will not be able to go through using religious techniques that have been established through what you have been taught.  This will be a move of My Spirit like nothing you have ever experienced.  I have equipped you and prepared you, and now you will be able to go forth with a pure heart and attitude that will not bring attention to yourself and your ministry, but it will only bring the revelation and glory of My kingdom.  Only the humble in heart will be able to go through this door of opportunity, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 16:9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.

April 28, 2008:  I have deposited a seed of desire in your heart that will begin to acquire definition by taking conscious form.  You will first be aware of a stirring in your spirit like the fluttering of the first movements of an unborn child.  This desire when it has fully matured will set you on a course that will bring forth destiny.  And, you will be moved by the irresistible power of My Spirit to establish you in kingdom purpose.  You must resist the temptation to define this seed of desire according to your mind or emotions.  This is not a desire of the soul or of thoughts and feelings; it is the call of the Spirit, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to these subtle yearnings and yield to this powerful work of My Spirit.  Ephesians 1:17 -19 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, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.

April 29, 2008:  Prepare your heart to receive, for I am releasing a wave of power that will sweep over you and will demonstrate the strength of My intensions for this season.  But, you must be open and surrendered if you are to catch this wave.  Come, I say, with an openness to receive of My Spirit.  Release yourself from religious duty and the pressure to performThis will be My gift to you and not something you can cause to happen, nor can you earn the right to partake of it.  Yours is only to position yourself by faith to receive, says the Lord.  Romans 5:1-2  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

April 30, 2008:  Beloved, if you can receive it, I am revealing to your own heart the places where you are motivated by selfish ambition, for this motivation hinders your freedom in the Spirit.  You cannot serve yourself and serve Me at the same time, says the Lord.  This form of idolatry is rampant in Christian circles and must be brought down and removed.  Otherwise, you cannot move forward in My purposes for you, and this double-minded position prevents you from receiving the fullness of My blessings.  Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.


March 3, 2008:  Yield to Me and allow Me to take you in the Spirit by way of transition from where you have been to what has been prepared for you from the foundation of the earth.  For, I am doing a mighty and powerful work in you, My people, and it will be nothing that even remotely resembles what you have known in the past.  Your tendency will be to fear the unknown, but I tell you, do not be afraid.  I uphold you with My hand and guide you with My eye, says the Lord.   I am with you and for you.
Psalms 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholds him with His hand.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

March 4, 2008:  The next stretch of your journey is likely to be messy, slow, and frustrating in many ways.  You will have to endure a quality waiting period before you can make any significant progress.  This is a time when your learning curve will be on the rise, for there are very valuable spiritual lessons to be learned that will serve you well for the rest of your days.  Exercise patient endurance and draw near to Me, says the Lord, because it is imperative that you hear My voice and obey My leading in this season.  Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.

March 5, 2008:  Beloved, refuse to allow your thoughts to stray from the place of abiding in Me --  pure and undefiled by worry.  This abiding only comes when you seek Me first.  I know all that you need, and I will indeed provide if you will keep your priorities straight both inwardly and outwardly.  Know that the enemy of your soul will do all he can to get you to obsess about your circumstances and the problems that you face; his aim is to cause you to lean on the arm of flesh instead of trusting Me to bring you through by the power of My strong, right hand, says the Lord.  Resist temptation!  Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy––meditate on these things.

March 6, 2008:  You have done everything you know to do to get past this time of trouble and transition.  Now it is time to stand in faith, trusting Me to bring forth the fruit of My promise to bring you through this fire purified.  All that will be consumed by the fire will be your bondages, for this fire will produce the greatest liberty that you have ever known.  You must only cooperate and move with the flow of the Spirit that will bring you to spiritual freedom.  Quiet your mind and be done with fantasy and presumption on every level, so that you can be completely led by My Spirit, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Ephesians 6:11-15 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 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.

March 7, 2008:  The enemy has launched an attack of betrayal and conspiracy against My people.  You must rise up in the realm of the Spirit and exercise the gift of discerning of spirits in order to stop and defeat this assault.  Awaken to this possibility so that you do not become prey to the devil's trap.  Be cautious about becoming vulnerable to those who would be kind to your face and speak evil behind your back.  Do not put your trust in men, but trust only Me, says the Lord, and I will certainly reveal every plan designed by the spirit of antichrist to accuse, reject, or bring destruction.
Psalms 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.
Luke 22:48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"

March 10, 2008:  The powers of opposition are strong and persistent.  Take this opportunity to re-evaluate your position, and when you know you are in a right place spiritually and morally, then you must allow My presence in you to make you stronger and more persistent than your enemy.  Take a position of righteousness and peace as you stand on the solid foundation of faith in Christ.  I have given you great and precious promises, but they may not be fulfilled as you assumed they would.   Nonetheless, what I have promised will be fulfilled in your life.   Do not misplace your faith by looking to the promises, but rather seek Me, says the Lord. 
2 Peter 1:2-4 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.

March 11, 2008:  Come into the rest of My presence and in the assurance that the flow of My Spirit will carry you.  You do not have to strive to fulfill My plans and purposes, for you cannot accomplish My will by the works of the flesh.  What I have purposed will come to pass in due season.  Yours is only to yield to the Spirit's gentle nudges that will keep you on course.  Let Me show you the way and bring you along in perfect process, says the Lord.  Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

March 12, 2008:  You may seem to be in a time warp when things that need to be resolved will be strangely resistant.  Don't be surprised when you can see breakthrough just ahead and yet when you begin to move forward you have to wait.  This unexplained anomaly will be short-lived, however, and you will be able to look back at this time and see that in truth this whole process did not take much time at all.  This is simply a time of transition, and this too shall pass, 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 13, 2008:  The enemy is jamming communication signals.  You will find that misunderstandings are more the rule than the exception because the devil is creating confusion in order to bring destruction and ruin to various areas of your life.  Rise up and take authority over your airwaves and call forth peace and harmony.  And, in the natural realm be as precise and clear in the expression and reception of ideas as you possibly can.  Don't assume anything, 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.

March 14, 2008:  Though the storms continue to rage around you, I have opened a corridor for your safe passage into the next phase of your existence.  I have not only opened this channel, but have gone before you to remove all hindrances and delays.  You will be able to make this transition quickly and smoothly if you will only put your complete trust in Me and not take your life in your own hands, says the Lord.  For, surely I hold you in the palm of My hand and will lead, guide, direct and protect you.
Psalm 91:1-7  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust."  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

March 17, 2008:  Beloved, listen carefully.  You must let go of the old before you can embrace the new.  You cannot be in two places at once just as you cannot serve two masters.  So, I call you today to leave the past behind and fully embrace new life and liberty.  Hanging on to the days gone by will only produce fear, regret, and confusion.  I am about to release a new wave of glory into My church that will strengthen and re-establish you in righteousness, peace, and purity.  Receive this new outpouring of My Spirit that will enable you to become a true witness of My presence in the earth, says the Lord. 
Luke 16:13 "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

March 18, 2008:  Listen for My voice, and watch for My direction, for I will open to you new understanding and revelation of things that pertain to you.  You will suddenly see with eyes of the Spirit those things that have been hidden from your sight.  And, you will hear with clarity and discernment those things that have been undisclosed and unexplained.  If you yield to the working of My Spirit, I will carry you to realms of glory where you can both see and hear with clarity and precision.  But, you must first come to Me with an open mind and a willing heart, says the Lord.  Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.

March 19, 2008:  I speak to you, My people, and tell you that I see you in your dilemma.  I know your heart when you feel as though you have no place and do not fit.  I understand your sense of isolation, for you are not going through anything that I Myself have not endured.  Yet, you will also fulfill your destiny as I fulfilled Mine.  Do not fear that you will be forsaken because I am with you always and will not leave you alone, says the Lord.  Be courageous and stand strong, for you will soon find your niche.  Take heart, and rejoice.  It will be as though you, as a piece of the puzzle, will be put in place.  Luke 9:58 And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

March 20, 2008:  Prepare to be stretched as you encounter challenging opportunities.  Do not despair when you have no idea how to respond to situations that present themselves to you.  When you need wisdom ask!  I will give it.  I will show you what to do and how to do it.  But, you must ask in faith and wait for My direction.  Keep moving ahead with confidence, and remember that My strength is made perfect in your weakness.  You may not feel up to the task, but I will do through you all that is necessary, 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, 2008:  Beloved, you have been in a fierce battle as powers of darkness have sought to consume and destroy you, but greater am I in you than the enemy who is against you.  Trust Me to bring you through to victory in every situation, for the enemy of your soul underestimates your ability to wage war in My name.  However, you will also need to take time to rest in My presence, and to be refreshed, restored and renewed.  The battle is not over yet, but victory is assured, says the Lord.  I will enable you to accomplish My will.  Psalm 36:1-7  An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.  For he flatters himself in his own eyes, when he finds out his iniquity and when he hates.  The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; he has ceased to be wise and to do good .  He devises wickedness on his bed; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he does not abhor evil.  Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O LORD, You preserve man and beast.  How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.

March 24, 2008:  The extraneous components of your life have encroached on that which actually gives life and vitality.  You have allowed things that have no eternal relevance to distract you from your spiritual focus and purpose in My kingdom.  I have called you for such a time as this, but the enemy's plan is to corrupt the purity of My work in and through you.  Now is the time to be re-established on your firm foundation in Christ and to renew your commitment to fulfill your destiny in Me, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous.  Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

March 25, 2008:  You will continue to experience the aftermath of the recent attacks against you, but the worst is over.  It's time to regroup and take some time to evaluate what was revealed through these difficulties.  You will be able to see more clearly your strengths and weaknesses in all areas -- body, soul, and spirit.  This information will be of great value in the days ahead as you deal with new aspects of your calling and gifting.  You are becoming better equipped to handle all that has been given you to accomplish, and you will look back at this time with a grateful heart for this significant time of testing and growth, says the Lord.  1 Peter 1:6-7  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

March 26, 2008:  Beloved, bring all of your cares to Me and leave them with Me.  I cannot work on your behalf when you hang on to your trouble.   I can only resolve your issues if you will give them to Me and trust Me completely.  Instead of murmuring and complaining about all the things that throw you into consternation, worry, and confusion, begin to rejoice that I am doing a work in you that is deeper than your temporary circumstances.  I am bringing order out of chaos that will result in greater spiritual growth and maturity, which is eternal, says the Lord.  Trust Me!   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 27, 2008:  Resist the temptation to respond with a defensive attitude to people that you perceive to be a threat to your well-being.  Defensiveness only comes when you are not believing Me to undertake on your behalf.  Rise up in faith that I will carry you through this dilemma and continue to fulfill My plans and purposes in your life.  Fear is the enemy that you must resist before you can break through this time of opposition.  Go forth in courage, strength, and confidence that I am with you to bring resolution as you put your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’

March 28, 2008:  Be alert so that you do not miss the information and understanding that will bring deeper revelation of the problems you face.  I will make clear to you what your responsibility is as opposed to the responsibility of others involved.  Ultimately, there will be no question in your mind as to the choices that have been made to bring you to this place in time and space.  Yet, you need to be cognizant that I am with you at all times and that I will not leave you without help, says the Lord. 
Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

March 31, 2008:  Watch as the way is opened before you to divine elevation.  Come in the Spirit and walk the path that will bring you to a new place of faith, for it will truly be established on the firm foundation of My word and will lead you to the Rock that is higher.  Do not hesitate to step out on this way of ascension in My kingdom, says the Lord.  It is My will to bring you up by way of new light, fresh revelation, and greater understanding.  Be open and yielded.  Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.


February 1, 2008:  Beloved, come deliberately into My presence, for the days have been hectic and have taken much energy to endure.  Come, I say, and be renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.  Allow Me to bathe you in My life-giving presence and wash away all defilement.  Come into a supernatural rest and restoration.  You will need the strength that I will impart to face the challenges of the days before you.  Quiet your soul, separate yourself from the noisy demands, and come now, says the Lord.  Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be *converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord."

*Note:  converted is defined as turning back to God.

February 4, 2008:  My people, be cautious, and watch for the enemy to send deception, perversion, and seduction into your midst.  Do not be moved by any grand scheme that seems too good to be true, for indeed it is not true.  The devil's purpose at this time is to pull you off course and cause you to get your eyes and hopes on unrealistic plans created by your psychological and emotional needs.  Refuse to be moved by fantasy, but rather rise up in the realm of the Spirit to know the truth.  Take an even strain and wait for further developments before making important decisions that will set the stage for long-term consequences.  This is a season when your decisions carry extraordinary significance.  Proceed with caution, says the Lord.  Ezekiel 13:10  Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace––and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar –– say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down.

February 5, 2008:  I am making a clear distinction between that which is holy and that which is vile.  Move into the days and weeks before you with your eyes wide open, for these are the days when the fires of purification are burning white-hot, testing and revealing each one's work for what it is.  Refuse to try to justify or white-wash any unrighteous motives or behavior.  Let the fire burn and consume all that is ungodly.  I am with you, says the Lord, to bring you through this time of severe testing.  Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the LORD: "If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; If you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth..."

February 6, 2008:  Stop and reflect on the way I have brought you forth from darkness to light in the recent past.  Take a look and marvel at the various ways you have come to the new plateau of revelation and liberty.  If you will take time to consider you will realize that you could not have taken the necessary steps that would elevate you to this level apart from My leading.  Rejoice in having just experienced divine intervention.  You have been touched by My mercy, truth and love, says the Lord.  Psalms 85:10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.

February 7, 2008:  As you look back you will begin to see with greater clarity the spiritual dynamics that hindered your growth.  You will see the effects of selfish desire, control, and manipulation that interfered with the liberty that comes when you walk in the Spirit.  Position yourself now to walk in freedom, for certainly the Gospel message is all about freedom from the devil, from the world, and from the carnal nature.  Rise up in the realm of the Spirit and allow Me to direct you in ways that will result in your spiritual emancipation, 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.

February 8, 2008:  I am bringing to light the power of a religious spirit set against My people.  This evil presence has established itself in the midst of My congregations to pervert the truth, defile the people, and establish strongholds of bondage.  I am opening the eyes of your understanding and giving you the discernment you need in order to see clearly this destructive force.  Then, you must rise up and do battle in the spirit realm to dethrone and utterly defeat this powerful enemy.  You will recognize him by his control and hypocrisy.  I have given you the authority to wage war in My name, says the Lord.  Matthew 10:26 "Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known."

February 11, 2008:  Beloved, watch for opportunities to make a course correction that will bring your life and situations into a divine sequence in My kingdom.  These opportunities will come suddenly and provide a chance to advance.  Solutions to things that have been a bother or concern to you will have the potential for resolution.  Your part is to seek Me for wisdom and direction as you exercise discernment and personal integrity.  Trust Me to make clear the way of progression, 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.

February 12, 2008:  You've been on what seemed to be a strange and unsettling roller-coaster ride.  Now, you find yourself somewhat disoriented and trying to figure out what was real and what was just your active imagination.  Take a deep breath, let the proverbial dust settle, and refuse to take your emotions seriously.  Arise out of the activity of your soul into the realm of the Spirit, and seek My face.  I will give you wisdom and point the way to My perfect will in your life.  I will clarify and separate what the enemy has tried to do and what your own desires have tried to obtain from spiritual truth and reality, 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!

February 13, 2008:  Be alert to fresh wisdom and new revelation that will change the complexion of your plans and intentions.  Truly I am opening doors that no man can shut, and I am shutting doors that no man can open.  If you will follow My leading instead of your own lusts and desires, I will elevate your understanding and give you the ability to go far beyond where you thought you could go.  Be flexible enough to break out of old, established ruts and move into the realm of new possibilities, says the Lord.  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.

February 14, 2008:  Stand solidly on your firm foundation of My Word, for the enemy will use those who are given to presumption and fantasy to both flatter and entice you away from what you know in your heart to be right and true.  Exercise your discernment and you will be able to separate truth from fiction.  Refuse to allow your emotions to lead you into error.  Carefully evaluate the source and credibility of every too-good-to-be-true offer, and seek Me for truth and wisdom, says the Lord.  2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.

February 15, 2008:  Put your trust in Me.  Cast your cares on Me, says the Lord.  You must unburden yourself of all worry and fear.  Let go of those concerns that weigh you down -- things you have no direct control over at this time.  Have faith that I will perform My word in your life and bring you through to your divine purpose.  Rest in the assurance that I can do what you cannot.  Release yourself into the perfect peace the goes beyond your understanding into the realm of faith and dependence on My promises and goodness.  You will not be disappointed at the results.  Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?"

February 18, 2008:  These are the days of the *rite of passage as you come higher into new realms of glory.  But, rest assured, My beloved, that I have thoroughly equipped and prepared you for this transition.  I have left nothing undone in making you ready for the days ahead.  You may not feel ready, but your preparedness does not depend upon your emotions; it is based on the work that I have done in you.  And, I have done a good work, says the Lord.  Philippians 1:6 Be confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

*Rite of passage:  An event or act that marks a significant transition in a human life.

February 19, 2008:  I am calling you up here, says the Lord.  But, you must let go of the things that keep you earthbound.  Release yourself from the anchors that prevent your soaring in the Spirit, and come on up!  You can do this by being done with double-mindedness and division, which is disunity of soul and spirit.  Rise up and become one with Me and enjoy the benefits of unity.  Ephesians 4:1b-6  ...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.

February 20, 2008:  A window has been opened in the heavenlies that will afford significant breakthrough in various areas of your life where you have needed conclusion and closure as well as opportunities for progress.  Be aware of the favorable juncture of circumstances that will give you the ability to leave the past behind and press on.  Rejoice in this short season of release when you can refocus your energies and expectations, for certainly I have been with you even in the difficulties leading up to this time, and will continue to be with you to lead you in the flow of the next phase of your progression, says the Lord.  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 21, 2008:  Doesn't it say that I inhabit the praises of My people?  Arise from the cares of the day and come into the place in Spirit where you can proclaim thanksgiving and praise, for I will immediately come into that environment that you create through your wholehearted devotion and worship.  And, I will bring peace and strength to your weary soul.  You are in need of rejuvenation, says the Lord.  Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

February 22, 2008:  I had a dream in which I was shopping for a gift for a young girl.  I noticed that my dress was somewhat translucent, so I borrowed a petticoat from this child to wear under my dress, even though this undergarment was worn and dirty.  I did so without permission because I had access to the mother's car and I found it in the trunk.  I went shopping, but I was unable to find an appropriate gift.  Later in the dream, I had an encounter with the child and her mother and apologized for borrowing the petticoat without their knowledge.  The young girl laughed as she explained that she wore it for an entire year and it was destined for the trash bin.  When I awoke, I asked the Lord to show me the meaning of this dream, and this is what He showed me:  The girl's petticoat represents a childish, petty offense.  Borrowing it means taking on someone else's offense and wearing the dirty thing as a undergarment where it is not visible to others.  It inhibits spiritual transparency and makes it virtually impossible to give to others or manifest spiritual gifting.  And, I believe He showed me that taking on or wearing an offense is dirty business, and that He is dealing with all of us in the Body of Christ to bring these things to light and truth by His Spirit.  Our job is to remove the garments of offense and put on love. 
Romans 13:12-14 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.  Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

February 25, 2008:  Beloved, I am beginning to shine a light and reveal all counterfeit manifestations of the gifts of My Spirit, says the Lord.  The enemy has sent deception into My Church to discredit the true demonstration of My power and purposes.   Now is the time to make a separation of truth from error so that you can clearly see and discern the deception.  Then, you can embrace that which is genuine and reject the fraudulent imitation, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 14:14 And the LORD said to me, "The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart."

February 26, 2008:  Prepare for a relatively short season of clean-up when you will have many and varied opportunities to spiritually clean house.  Set yourself to be willing to yield to this process.  There will be nothing left hidden in darkness or obscurity that will not be revealed.  This procedure must take place before you can move up to new levels of spiritual growth and maturity.  Trust Me that everything that is unclean and defiling will be removed to make way for that which is pure, says the Lord.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

February 27, 2008:  Do nothing apart from My leading.  And, I will definitely lead you and direct your steps.  When you don't know what to do next wait for Me to show you.  Stepping out ahead of Me will put you at risk of presumption and error.  Stay calm and remain steady, and I will light the path before you and bring you by a way that you have not known, a course that you cannot perceive or understand carnally.  Trust Me completely, 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!

February 28, 2008:  Breakthrough is imminent on several fronts, and this is necessary before you can make decisions that have the potential to affect you significantly.  These breakthroughs will be the beginning of a course correction so that your destiny will come to greater clarity.  Many issues will be illuminated so that you can see with more precise discernment.  However, you can only get a glimpse of what is ahead, and you must not try to live in the future.  Stay in the protection of the eternal now, for certainly if your focus is on the time that is yet to come it will result in disappointment, 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.

February 29, 2008:  Beloved, do not hinder the flow of My cleansing tide as I wash away all the debris of your soul and spirit.  Let go and trust Me to do all that is necessary at this time to truly bring you higher spiritually.  Release the baggage of the past so that you can arise in new hope, purity and power to embrace all that I have prepared you for.  And, I have indeed prepared you for this time even when the circumstances and issues have seemed to take you off guard.  In this season you will truly learn to put your trust in Me, says the Lord; it will no longer be a spiritual concept, but it will become an experiential reality.  Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.


 

January 31, 2008:  Take another discerning look at those things that require your attention at this time.  Be reminded that chaotic conditions will reveal specific places where order must be established.  Take first things first and systematically do what is necessary to eliminate the dysfunction and confusion caused by disorder.  I will lead you in a step by step process that will elevate you to a new level of experience and power as you yield to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

 

January 30, 2008:  Listen carefully for My still, small voice, says the Lord.  For, I am bringing you into order by the power of My word.  There are areas in your life that must be set right.  Do not resist My correction or despise My chastening, for you are My offspring, and you belong to Me.  These places of darkness are rooted in old habits and patterns of behavior, and your tendency will be to keep these things hidden in darkness.  But, it is to your ultimate spiritual benefit that everything be brought to the light and be exposed for what it is.  Let Me do this important work of purification, and you will rejoice in new-found freedom.  Hebrews 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives."  If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.   Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?   For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness.   Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

 

January 29, 2008:  Watch for the enemy to push your emotional buttons through innuendoes, assumptions or false accusations.  You must rise above this attack and refuse to allow its substance to stir up your carnal nature.  You may feel like punching someone in the nose, but your spiritual response must be forgiveness.  Quickly let go of your irritation and aggravation.  Come up in the Spirit and shut the door that the devil has opened against you, for this assault is demonic in nature.  I am with you to cause you to gain the victory, says the Lord.  Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down."

 

January 28, 2008:  When things do not work out the way you anticipated, go back to the proverbial drawing board.  Re-evaluate what you know; separate the facts from your own presumptions and draw a line of distinction.  Then, re-think your position and what you are willing to do and wait for My leading.  Truly I am not surprised at your current situation, says the Lord, nor am I without power to move you from where you are into the flow of My Spirit if you will only yield.  Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

 

January 25, 2008:  Even though it seems like you've been swimming upstream or perhaps walking through Jell-o, keep pushing.  Your extreme efforts to break through will pay off.  The test is whether or not you will give up in the face of adversity.  You have heard the adage, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."  And, I say to you that you may not feel tough or equal to the task, but you must remember that My strength is made perfect in your weakness.  Let Me come along side you to carry the burden, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:28-30  "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

 

January 24, 2008:  Yield to the work that I am doing in My Body, says the Lord, to bring unity and peace among My people.  Allow yourself to see through My eyes and to perceive that you are one part of the whole body.  Come up higher to view yourself in a perfect, flowing relationship with Me by embracing the perspective that you are unified with other members of the Kingdom.  You must make a decision to stop causing divisions through personal judgment and criticism.  It is the function of a haughty spirit to look down on one of My own as being inferior.  1 John 4:20 If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

 

January 23, 2008:  Take inventory of the challenges that you now face and make a thorough examination so that you know exactly what it is that you are facing.  Discern the opposition and take a stand against the hindering forces arrayed against you.   Rise up, be strong, and do battle in the Spirit to break these assignments.  I have given you the authority to overcome every power of darkness and to walk in victory, says the Lord.  Believe it and stand your ground. 
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.
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.

 

January 22, 2008:  Challenges abound, but My grace does much more abound!  Meet every challenge with the assurance that I am with you to bring you through to victory.  Do not be afraid.  Refuse to allow these demands to cause you to stall out, but rather take everything in stride as you trust Me to provide the strength, wisdom and resources that you need to overcome in your struggle, says the Lord.  Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

January 21, 2008:  When I establish you in a new environment, whether spiritual or physical, that does not mean that you stay static.  You will start out in one place and move by the leading of My Spirit in a progressive flow that will bring great benefit to you in your kingdom position.  Refuse to allow the enemy to cause you to get stuck.  My kingdom is a living, breathing, vital organism constructed for individuals to carry on life with separate functions but mutually dependent on every other member of the spiritual structure, which is always on the move.  The greatest deterrent to fulfilling your purpose and destiny is to focus on your individuality instead of your function in relationship to the whole.  Love one another, says the Lord. 
1 Corinthians 12:17-22 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling?  But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.  And if they were all one member, where would the body be?  But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.  And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."   No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary.

 

January 18, 2008:  As you begin to move into unknown spiritual territory or what seems to be uncharted waters, proceed slowly and with caution as you examine with acute awareness the unfamiliar elements.  Take nothing at face value.  Look behind the obvious to test for hidden motives and undisclosed information.  What you don't know can become a stumbling block if you are not thorough in your examination.  Even so, I have gone before you to make a way; follow My lead, says the Lord.  Isaiah 52:12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.

 

January 17, 2008:  Beloved, I will cause you to have the discernment to see and understand the things in your life that separate you from vibrant relationship with Me and produce spiritual death.  Take a position of awareness and evaluate carefully all that you think and do to see what produces greater life, strength and growth.  And, be willing to give up everything that does not generate health and vitality.  Remember that I will show you these things as you seek Me for wisdom and direction, says the Lord.  John 15:4-7 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.  I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you."
 

January 16, 2008:  If you will rise up and separate yourself from the issues that cause uncertainty, I will shine a light of revelation and wisdom that will bring clarity and precise direction.  But, I say to you that you can stay in the muddle if you do nothing.  You must choose now whether you will be a victim or come out in victory.  It is a matter of attitude, motive, and action.  This is one of those times where it won't do you any good to "cry over spilled milk."  Let the failures of the past be in the past; let go and do what it takes to get in the flow of progression, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

 

January 15, 2008:  Watch for extraordinary resistance as you begin to tear down the strongholds against you.  The powers of darkness will stubbornly hang on to the last bastion of strength used to control your circumstances and hinder your progress.  Be strong in the Lord and push through to victory.  Refuse to give up when you sense the opposition of these dark forces.  I am with you to cause you to triumph, 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 14, 2008:  If you will cooperate with the work of My Spirit in your life, I will bring you to a new level of revelation, gifting, and blessing.  Be sensitive to My spiritual nudging.  Yield to the urge to take action, but make sure that it is truly the unction of My Spirit.  You must silence your own flesh so that you are not moved by your carnal desires.  In this season I will teach you how to walk in the Spirit so that you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.  Let Me lead you, says the Lord.  1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world––the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life––is not of the Father but is of the world.

 

January 11, 2008:  You've heard the axiom "what goes around comes around."  And, I tell you that it is indeed true because whatever you sow you will also reap.  Now is a good time to change your mind and attitudes by which you have found fault, criticized and judged others.  For, to the same degree that you have done this to others, it will be come back to you.  It is a law that cannot be broken.  But, it is also not too late to turn from this wickedness.  Righteousness is found in loving others as I have loved you, says the Lord.  Extend the same mercy that has been given to you.  Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

 

January 10, 2008:  Lift up your head to see the good that I am doing  to bring you out of established patterns, for you cannot progress until these corrections are made.  You must see in the realm of the Spirit to begin to understand the value of the tests and trials that you are now enduring.  As long as you can only see with your physical eyes instead of your spiritual eyes you will become a victim of your circumstances and will only grumble and complain as you dump down into self-pity.  I tell you truly that this attitude is not only of the flesh but is also demonic in nature.  But you, beloved, belong to Me.  It would be in your best interest to rise up and rejoice in this important work, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

 

January 9, 2008:  Beloved, do not despair, for I tell you the truth that chaos is the prerequisite to order.  I continue to do a work among My people of divine sequence.  The breaking down must come before the building up.  Therefore, do not become discouraged when things seem to be falling down around your ears.  Certainly, you shall look back at this time and see the value of this progression as it leads you to stability and higher ground, says the Lord.  Trust Me.  Jeremiah 31:28 "And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the LORD.

 

January 8, 2008:  The devil is doing what he can to cause you to get overwhelmed with responsibilities and things that seem to be out of your control.  This attack is for the express purpose of causing you to dismiss and let go of the promise of blessing in this season.  You will have to work at holding on to the truth and keeping spiritual perspective at this time.  Otherwise, the enemy can rob you.  Do not let go of My promises, says the Lord, but rather make them your possession.  John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

January 4, 2008:  Refuse to go down in discouragement if things have been less than stellar.  Don't let go of your expectations of My promises fulfilled just because you hit a speed bump along the way.  If the enemy can get you down and cause you to let go of your great faith, he can keep you from positioning yourself to receive from Me, says the Lord.  Arise, and declare your rights as My child and decree the outcome by calling those things which are not as though they were, for I have given you authority to speak My word with boldness.  Romans 4:17 (as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed––God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.

 

January 3, 2008:  Watch for the devil to use circumstances that push you to the outer limits of your patience.  Remember that the people around you are not your enemies nor are the things that are a trial to your good nature.  Look past your frustration to see where the door has been opened to cause you to be discouraged.  Forgive those who have seemingly set themselves against you.  Repent for your emotional reactions, and bind the power of this attack against you.  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.

 

January 2, 2008:  Beloved, don't look back.  The past is behind and your future awaits.  Take each moment as it comes and rely on Me for strength, courage and wisdom to negotiate the demands and complete the requirements of the time.  You do not stand as a solitary figure, alone to face the world, for I am with you whether you can discern My presence or not.  And, I will supernaturally empower you to arise and go forth in My power and might, says the Lord.  Zechariah 4:6 So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.

 

January 1, 2008:  Rejoice that a new day is dawning in which you can rise up to new levels of understanding My kingdom.  If you will seek Me with your whole heart I will open spiritual doors that will allow you to receive all that you need.  Do not be afraid of what lies before you because I am with you wherever you go to pour out My blessings upon you in abundance as you are careful to obey My word.  Listen for My still, small voice to give you direction in every circumstance, says the Lord.  Isaiah 45:1-3 "Thus says the LORD to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held––to subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut:  ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.