SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

Archive 2009

 

January 2009 words --

January 1, 2009:  I see your places of weakness, and I am touched with the feeling of your infirmities because you lack the power and resources to accomplish your goals.  But, I say that without Me you can do nothing.  You have no strength on your own to perfect any area of your life by the flesh.  But now, release those things to Me that have become a burden and a source of despair, says the Lord, for I have begun a good work in you and I will bring it to completion.  Have faith that I see and know all things about you, and that I will be your very present help in times of trouble.  I will extend My mercy and grace to bring you through.  Do not be afraid, and do not doubt.

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.

January 2, 2009:  I've been seeing a vision of a chicken turned loose in a house, and I've watched as it flaps around and squawks, making a whirlwind of a mess in the house.  What, Lord?  And, He said that this is a picture of what happens when we allow our out-of-control emotions to react to situations and circumstances that are disturbing or frightening.  He said to put the chicken out of the house and then be very deliberate in responding to life's difficulties by allowing the Holy Spirit to bring wisdom, peace, and direction.  Our answer:  Yes, Lord!  Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

January 5, 2009:  Beloved, I call you out of the whirlwind and into a place of clarity and order, says the Lord.  You cannot have the insight necessary to be effective in this season when you stay in that whirlwind of activity and lack of self-control.  You will need discernment in the days ahead to know and see the attacks of the enemy coming against you, to be armed for battle, and to wage an effective war.  I will direct you and empower you, but you must position yourself to hear and receive from Me. 
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.

January 6, 2009:  You have been crushed and stomped and broken, but I tell you that you are becoming vintage wine.  You will be My broken bread and poured out wine that I give to those around you.  Do not despair.  Rise up in faith that I will use you, says the Lord.  Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.

January 7, 2009:  Ask for the conviction of My Spirit, says the Lord.  It is a most precious gift that compels you to be persuaded of any error and to admit the truth.  It will benefit you greatly to seek My face and come into My presence, but when you are hindered it is because something needs to be set right.  Ask of Me and I will show you the things that hinder your spiritual progression.  Come and see what stands between you and Me, and I will give you the strength to overcome.  1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.

January 8, 2009:  This is  a time of expectancy, but also a time of waiting for the completion of what has been promised.  Do not become discouraged in your time of waiting nor turn back when you do not see the fulfillment of your expectations.  You will no doubt have to make some adjustments in how you thought things would turn out, but you must also keep the faith that I have begun a good work in you, and I will bring it to completion; keeping in mind that My thoughts are higher than your thoughts, and My ways are higher than your ways.  If you could see from My vantage point, you would not worry, says the Lord.  Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

January 9, 2009:  The enemy of your soul has launched an attack to bring confusion, discouragement and hopelessness.  This attack will question your integrity and mock your purpose as it brings reproach against you.  The lies that come against you will come in such a way that you will be tempted to believe that you have failed and deserve rejection.  But, this is the devil!  He is a liar.  Resist him.  These are certainly not the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord.  Recognize the source of this attack and forbid it.  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.

January 12, 2009:  Beloved, don't stay where you are.  I will impart revelation that is beyond what you could think or believe.  This is a time of alignment, when I will align you with kingdom purpose and destiny.  But, you have to want it.  Reach!  Stretch!  Come up!  Stir up your desire, and put forth the effort to focus on Me and all that I have to give you.  Ask and you will receive, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

January 13, 2009:  You are entering a time of sifting and sorting, for I am establishing a standard of righteousness among My people, says the Lord.   This standard will make a clear distinction between good and evil, right and wrong, truth and error.  Hold what you have with an open hand because even what you hold dear to your heart will also undergo this scrutiny so that what is left will be pure and undefiled by compromise.  Daniel 2:41-43   "Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay.  And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile.  As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay."

January 14, 2008:  I speak to many who are trying to keep your head above water, but you feel like you are going down for the third time.  The waves created by the storms of life have overwhelmed you.  But, I say to you, do not despair; do not give up hope.  I am your very present help in times of trouble, and I will bring you through these times of adversity in triumph.  Trust Me, and let Me guide your steps to make your way perfect.  Refuse to allow the enemy to make you feel lost or forgotten, for I am with you; I see what you are having to face and endure.  Keep your faith in Me, says the Lord, and persevere.  James 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord––that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

January 15, 2008:  Beloved, I have not called you to learn the doctrines of men.  I have called you to allow My Spirit to reveal the truth of My Word.  Do not be distracted with the trappings of religious exercise, but rather seek to know Me.  If you will seek Me with all of your heart, you will find Me, says the Lord.  But, it will take some effort on your part to break through and rise above your emotions and thoughts into the realm of the Spirit.    John 4:24  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Jeremiah 24:7  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.

January 16, 2008:  I have established my covenant with you to make you exceedingly fruitful if you will circumcise the foreskin of your heart.  That is to cut off your fleshly desires and allow Me to be your desire.  Yet, I see multitudes who lust after man's attention and approval and who wish to be exalted and recognized outwardly.  This  is self-focus, fear of man, and idolatry.  If you will walk in the Spirit you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, says the Lord.  Arise in the Spirit and be done with this folly.  Romans 2:28-29  For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

January 19, 2008:  I had a vision of a ball of string that just kept unraveling and there were knots and tangles to be undone.  And, I realized that we are being made aware by the Spirit of God of things that have created confusion and complexities in our lives.  This unraveling represents the process of resolving issues and of separating ourselves from things that keep us entangled. 
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.

January 20, 2008:  When we move in the flow of the Holy Spirit, we are in a river of anointing, each drop in a particular flow, not mindful of itself, but in continuous motion of unity and power with the whole -- in perfect order.  There is no striving or division; it is one river of power carrying divine purpose, moving joyfully and willingly to its destination.  As I see this river by the Spirit, I hear the music of its movement as a mighty army marching to the beat of a spiritual drummer with the strength and force of its Commander.  Joel 2:7-8  They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks. They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down.

January 21, 2009:  Beloved, if you will release yourself from the oppression and bondage of difficult situations and trust Me in them, you will find that you are in the flow of resolution.  I have heard the cry of your heart, and the answers are forthcoming.  The light will shine and answers will come in unexpected ways.  No need to strive or worry; just rest in faith, says the Lord.  Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

January 22, 2009:  Be on guard and watch for circumstances that have the propensity to waste your time and energy.  You will find that these diversions will wear you down and keep you from having the vitality that you need to deal with issues that do merit your attention.  Be careful to maintain spiritual and practical integrity, and refuse to allow fear of man or guilt to be a motivating force.  Ask, and I will give you wisdom, says the Lord, and I will direct your steps.  Listen and be attentive to My leading.James 1:5-8   If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double–minded man, unstable in all his ways.

January 23, 2009:  Stay focused and refuse to allow confusion to be a distraction, for this is a work of the enemy against you that will keep you from walking in the power of the Holy Spirit to gain victory in the small things as well as the great things.  Remain on task so that your attention is not diverted nor your strength dissipated, says the Lord.  If you will deliberately walk in the Spirit, you will find a spiritual flow that will take you from strength to strengthIn that flow you will find mental acuity and spiritual discernment that will serve you well.  Again, stay focused!  Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.  As they pass through the Valley of Baca (weeping), they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

January 26, 2009:  I speak to those who feel as though you have been swallowed up by darkness.  This state of being has been caused by fear and a sense of hopelessness.  What you are seeing is the condition of your soul.  But, this does not describe your spirit.  You must rise up in Spirit and see through eyes of faith as you let the truth of My word prevail.  Let the power of My Spirit draw you up out of this place of desolation into life and restoration, says the Lord.  Psalm 23:1-6   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.

January 27, 2009:  There is a shift in the flow of My Spirit, which will begin to move you very quickly on a course of change.  It is vital at this point in time that you are properly positioned.   I am bringing you forth in an alignment of My will for you, which will manifest in the development of a succession of events.  These changes will affect life on various levels, and it is important that you remain flexible and sensitive to the moving of the Spirit.  Refuse to allow fear of the unfamiliar or change to cause you to resist what I am doing, says the Lord.  Yield to this significant work. 

Psalm 147:12-20  Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has blessed your children within you. He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. He sends out His command to the earth; His word runs very swiftly. He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes; He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?  He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.  He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.  He has not dealt thus with any nation; and as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the LORD!

January 28, 2009:  I am your problem-solver, says the Lord.  No matter what the issue, I will speak into your life and give wisdom where it's needed.  When the light dawns you will suddenly be aware of the darkness and oppression that these problems have created.  Try it and see.  Ask for wisdom and seek Me for understanding and stand believing that I will give it.  I hear and answer your faith!  So, don't grumble or be double-minded; just ask and believe.  James 1:5-8  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double–minded man, unstable in all his ways.

January 29, 2009:  As I waited on the Lord, there seemed to be a lull in the realm of the spirit and a sense of watching, waiting, and uncertainty.  I saw in the spirit an empty container waiting to be filled.  This emptiness creates a void or vacancy that we are not comfortable with.  There is an uneasiness, even fear, because we don't have a strong sense of what's ahead.  Therefore, we find ourselves becoming more introspective.  And I heard the Lord say that we have to be on guard against making mountains out of molehills and of allowing worry to occupy that empty space instead of trusting Him with what we cannot see or discern at this moment.  There is a silence in heaven, and we must also silence our flesh so that we can stay in the will of God.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

January 30, 2009:  I speak to you of the apostolic power and anointing for this era.  And, I say, that you are looking in the wrong place for the manifestation of this anointing.  You are looking to find men who will hold that office, but this move of My Spirit is far greater in scope and purpose than a few good men.  This power will manifest in My Body as discernment and establishment of truth as you, My people, turn away from fables and the doctrines of men and the doctrines of devils.  This power will manifest in you when you contend for the faith and the truth of My Word and purposes, says the Lord.    Jude 3-4  Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
 

February 2009 words --

February 2, 2009:  Beloved, as you yield to the work of My Spirit, every word will be amplified like the ripple effect on water.  I will cause your words to resonate and touch the spirits of men and women.  And, the power of anointing will create spiritual reality where you go and when you speak into someone's life.  Go forth in the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

February 3, 2009:  WHERE ARE WE?  We are on the threshold of a new era (a point in time from which a series of years is reckoned or determined). Life will take on new meaning and greater intensity as we move forward to fulfill kingdom destiny. What we are given to do will be fraught will significance as we proceed under the unction of the Holy Spirit with greater discernment and awareness of that which is supernatural being made manifest in our lives.
Destiny is the operative word as the upcoming events and changes will propel God's people into a higher octave of kingdom life, meaning, and ministry. As diligently as we have planned and envisioned our lives at this time, surprises will abound, so expect the unexpected.
Many who have played with Christianity and ministry will suddenly be able to discern their immaturity and move to a place of truth and kingdom reality. The light will come on, and those who have been children will unexpectedly realize that they need to live their lives without pretense or hypocrisy, but by actually demonstrating the kingdom.
Matthew 11:16-19 "But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their companions, and saying: ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned to you, and you did not lament.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children."
It is time for the Body of Christ to grow up in Him, and the Spirit of the Lord will quicken this desire in each one of us as we yield to His work in us.

Ephesians 4:13-16 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.

February 4, 2009:  I speak to those who have encountered recent situations and circumstances that have set up unseen roadblocks.  You seem to have gotten stuck and do not feel like you can advance.  This is because you have allowed these things to cause you to see yourself as overwhelmed and failing.  But, I say to you, this is not the truth.  This is a tactic of the enemy to frustrate and even embarrass you.  Rise above your feelings of being blocked into the realm of the spirit and resist this attack, and purpose to move ahead, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13-14  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

February 5, 2009:  In a vision I saw a city on a river.  Instead of stores and office buildings on a street, there were people in boats on the river conducting business.  I saw boats with fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, and dry goods.  The river was very wide with the business boats anchored and customer boats on the move.  It was very colorful and unusually peaceful considering the busyness of the market atmosphere.  I asked the Lord what this vision meant, and He said, "These represent the people of the Kingdom that are doing the Father's business."   I also considered that the waterways are symbolic of the anointing.  Luke 2:49b  "Did you not know that I must be about My Father‘s business?"

February 6, 2009:  Watch for opportunities to make the necessary life adjustments that will allow you to progress in kingdom purpose, says the Lord.  The need to make these corrections will first come as a subtle sense of discontentment.  Seek Me for direction and wisdom.  Ask and obey, but wait until you have a strong discerning awareness of your next step before you proceed.  Timing is everything. 
Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

February 10, 2009:  Beloved, you are living in times where you are acutely aware of various levels of instability.  And, you will be tempted to allow that sense of insecurity to cause you to feel emotionally and mentally unstable.  But, this is only a temptation from the evil one, for you belong to Me.  And, you have been established on the foundation of My word and My promises.  Even though life's storms rage all around you, you will stand firm.  Refuse to be shaken by what you hear, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:24-25  Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

February 11, 2009:  Pay particular attention to your trouble because it will show you the areas in your life that need to be brought into divine order, says the Lord.  These are unique and valuable times when you can make course corrections that will be of great benefit to you and those around you.  However, the enemy will try to use whatever he can to saddle you with guilt, shame and condemnation.  Refuse to allow him access to your emotions.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

February 12, 2009:  I call you My steadfast ones, for you continue to persevere and endure.  I also call you faithful because you have not turned back in times of tribulation and trials.  You have faithfully pressed on to overcome adversity and have kept the faith.  And, I call you blessed because you have stood in the face of difficulties and have not given up.  You are My chosen ones and precious in My sight, says the Lord.  1 Peter 2:9-10  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

February 13, 2009:  Are you worried about your future?  Those who worry do not know how safe they are with Me, so they take matters into their own hands and remove themselves from My protection to do things their own way because they are motivated by fear and not faith.  Those who put their faith and trust in Me are not worried because they know Me.  They know they are safe with Me.  I really am your safe haven, says the Lord.  Don't worry, and I will count you faithful. 
Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

February 16, 2009:  I was in the Spirit, and I heard one resonating sound like an entire orchestra playing one note that vibrated through heaven and earth.  I saw us, people of God, moved by this musical sound into complete unity and one accord as though nothing else existed.  Then, I saw angels dressed in purple, white and gold, and they were dancing in celebration and with great joy as they encircled us.  Then, I heard trumpets and saw more angels, and these were dressed in red and gold.  They blew long, golden trumpets--announcing a very important event.  Suddenly, we were being elevated and began to rise, and I could see a very bright light, which I knew was the throne of God, but the light was so blinding that I could not see clearly the source of its emanation.  But, I heard the voice of Almighty God from His throne.  It was a sound like nothing I have ever heard, and I was reminded of Revelation 14:2, "And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder."  His voice had created His kingdom on the earth, and He was calling it forth into completion.  There was great rejoicing in heaven and an air of excitement and expectation.
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."

February 17, 2009:  Be prepared for a rapid and exponential increase in spiritual awareness and acuity.  Those who have diligently sought My face and have endeavored to obey My leading are about to experience an unusually powerful, personal, and spiritual growth spurt.  It pleases Me to see your desire to find and to know Me more intimately, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 4:29 "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

February 18, 2009:  I have moved on your hearts and given you knowledge, wisdom and direction so that you can live victoriously in difficult times.  Yet, many have kept quiet, afraid to speak for fear of man and rejection.  Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit, for it is time for you to break your silence and speak forth in My power and anointing to bring edification to the Body, says the Lord.  Be bold, be strong, and do not be afraid, for I am with you.  Ezekiel 3:27 "But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house."

February 19, 2009:  Beloved, you have the mind of Christ.  You do not have to rely on carnal thinking to obtain knowledge and wisdom.  I am with you to bring you to supernatural answers to natural questions.  When there seems to be no way, I will make a way and lead you by a way that you have not known.  Trust Me, says the Lord.   Put your hope and faith in Me.  Cast your cares and burdens on Me.  I will not leave you, forsake you, or fail you.  I am with you to bring you through these trials to victory.  Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

February 20, 2009:  Set a watch; the enemy has launched a new attack against you, My people, to cause you to sympathize with those who are experiencing difficulties as a result of sin.   I admonish My prayer warriors to pray righteous prayers that are not tainted by the flesh or emotional responses to the human plight.  If you will yield to the moving of My Spirit you will discern right and wrong, good and evil, and pray the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous.  I call you to rise up in the Spirit and not be moved by your own thoughts or emotions, says the Lord.  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.

February 24, 2009:  In a vision I saw myself walking down a long corridor, it could have been a tunnel.  Either way I could see a light ahead of me.   I knew that as I walked along this narrow corridor that my walk was representative of that of the Body of Christ.  As I progressed,  I kept encountering what I would describe as misty veils that obliterated the light.  I realized that these veils were as a result of activated flesh, and as soon as I recognized the specific work of the flesh the hindrance was pushed aside and the way was open again.  This was because when we are in agreement with the work of the Holy Spirit of God and our hearts are set on pilgrimage or the way of the Lord, when we recognize sin or weakness or a lack of faith, we are in immediate disagreement with the work of the flesh, which equates to repentance and our freedom.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

February 25, 2009:  Break out of the mold.  Break free of limitations.  Break through hindering forces that keep you from being what I called you to be.  Even when the conditions of your natural existence keep you from unbounded, unrestrained and limitless freedom, it is by My Spirit that you can experience the liberty that you long for in the spirit realm.  Arise in the Spirit and shake off the fear and all that binds you, says the Lord.  Isaiah 52:1-2 Awake, awake! Put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city! For the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no longer come to you.  Shake yourself from the dust, arise; sit down, O Jerusalem! Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

February 26, 2009:  My people, I cannot stress enough how important it is that you establish and maintain integrity -- incorruptibility -- in every area of your lives.  You must position yourselves to receive My blessings, says the Lord.  I say for a certainty that you will not prosper apart from faithfulness in stewardship, which is the handling with wisdom what you've been given and what you've been given to do.  Be deliberately honest.  Refrain from every temptation that would put you at an advantage while putting another at a disadvantage.  This is a time when divine justice will be carried out without prejudice.  Be righteous.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

February 27, 2009:  The Lord says:  It is My will and desire to bring a people forth who are truly in one accord without comparisons and competition, prejudice, self-exaltation or self-promotion.  I am raising up a people who will turn their gaze from one another to seek My face, a people with single focus and divine purpose who will bring edification to the whole body through unity.  This process will reveal and separate flesh from spirit and quicken your discernment.   Every facet of life and ministry is for the purpose of gathering a people who will love Me whole heartedly and love one another.  Everything that is not consistent with that purpose will be exposed for what it is.  Motivations of the heart are being purified.  Take the next step and come higher.  Step into spiritual maturity and put away childish things. 
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.
 

March 2009 words --

March 2, 2009:  I kept hearing the word “facilitate,” which means to make easier or help bring about.  The Lord said that He is going to lead us in ways that will both simplify our natural lives and deepen our spiritual lives, which will facilitate our destiny in the Kingdom.  I took this to mean that we will strive less to perform according to our own expectations and be carried more by the Spirit to accomplish His purposes.  Adjustments will be made, by His leading, and the details of our life circumstances and situations will be supernaturally tweaked as a means of a correction so that we will stay on course.  I thought of the analogy of an airplane, that is one degree off course beginning with the point of departure, will be increasingly off course the farther it travels on its way to its destination.  It is the grace of God to bring correction to keep us on track. 
Hebrews 12:5-6  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.

March 3, 2009:  Beloved, even in the midst of uncertainty, I will open doors that will offer unexpected opportunities to do what you have never considered.  Do not be afraid, and you will enter a time of greater sensitivity both in the spiritual realm and in the natural realm.  If you refuse to allow discouragement to take you captive, you will find a new level of freedom beyond anything you could imagine.  Be obedient to My leading, and stay flexible, for I am with you and will be with you at all times, says the Lord.  Trust Me! 
Proverbs 8:12  I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

March 4, 2009:  I am calling forth a people who will walk in integrity, who will raise up a standard of righteousness and stand by it, says the Lord.  Those who are willing to stand against all that undermines truth, faith, and spiritual complacency will become a great and powerful army, mighty warriors ready to cut down the enemy where they find him.  They will effect a great and resounding victory that will bring honor to the King.  Joel 2:1-11  Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand: A day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; nor will there ever be any such after them, even for many successive generations. A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is like the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; surely nothing shall escape them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; and like swift steeds, so they run.  With a noise like chariots over mountaintops they leap, like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, like a strong people set in battle array.  Before them the people writhe in pain; all faces are drained of color.  They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks.  They do not push one another; every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, they are not cut down. They run to and fro in the city, they run on the wall; they climb into the houses, they enter at the windows like a thief.  The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness. The LORD gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure it?

March 5, 2009:  The Lord showed me that many are feeling out of pocket, out of bounds, or out of the comfort zone.  And He said, "You are in a new and unfamiliar spiritual environment, and you have no clarity about it at this time.  However, you need to stay mid-stream, that is in the middle of the flow of My Spirit.  Refrain from any kind of presumption.   Even though you are antsy, don't force anything.  Be still and be silent until I speak or move you ahead.  You have not been this way before, and it will be very unsettling."  Then, I had a vision of a page in a pop-up book that was folded down, and when it unfolded it was a picture of a landscape.  And, the Lord said, "This new spiritual landscape will unfold shortly and at the proper time.  Then, revelation will come with precision and clarity.  Be patient." 
James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

March 6, 2009:  You have heard it said that misery loves company, but I tell you to set a watch, for a trap has been set to draw you into the predicaments of others when you have no responsibility or desire to be involved. Speak or act only when I give you the unction to do so, says the Lord. And, beware of getting entangled in situations where you have no legitimate authority to take action. I will give you discernment to know the limits of your involvement, but you must choose to stay within the confines and safety of your own boundaries.
Psalms 62:12 Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to each one according to his work.
Galatians 6:7 -8  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.

March 9, 2009:  The devil is doing his best to try to make you responsible for his foul play.  He is the accuser and is set on bringing serious accusation against you that will make you feel condemned.  This is an attack that will bring up the past and seduce you into taking the blame for others' actions.  If you succumb to this seduction, it will take you out of the flow of the Spirit and will dump you down into the flesh.  Resist, says the Lord! 
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

March 10, 2009:  In the spirit realm I heard one woman begin to sniffle and then cry as she was overcome with grief.  Then, I heard others weeping with her until there was a great company of mourners.  It was very sad, but suddenly there was a change in the spiritual atmosphere, perhaps an elevation and a quickening of faith.  The sound of the multitude was not silenced, but the sound changed and took on the tone of joy.  And, it became a very great rejoicing.  I believe this company represents the Body of Christ in travail.
Romans 8:18-23  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.   For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.  Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

March 11, 2009:  Beloved, old issues that have been out of sight and out of mind are coming up for review.   Dealing with these things will not necessarily be comfortable or fun, but it can be profitable if you will rise above emotionally charged memories to a higher perspective to look through eyes of the Spirit instead of looking through eyes of the flesh.  This is a time when you come to a great and lasting resolution once and for all, says the Lord. 

Proverbs 17:24a Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding.

March 12, 2009:  In a dream it was winter with high snow banks and out of the snowy, white background emerged a beautiful white colt and it was carrying a small sword by the handle in its mouth.  I had seen him some months before and was so happy to see him again, and he was overjoyed at seeing me.  He reared up like he was going to try to hug me, and I thought his strength might hurt me, but it didn't.  He didn't speak words to me, but he understood everything I said and responded with his body language and movement.  The horse and I went to the river where there was a patch of green grass, and he put his sword down and ate.  Then we went to visit a friend of mine and she tethered him to her camping trailer, yet he easily broke the bond, but didn't run away.  He stayed with us because he wanted to. 

Interpretation:  White represents righteousness, the white horse symbolizes the power of righteous warfare using the sword, or the Word of God.  There is great joy in warfare that overcomes the enemy.  The river and green grass represent the nourishment and rejuvenation of the flow of the Holy Spirit.  We cannot harness or tether this power for ourselves.  The power for warfare is a gift freely given to us.

Matthew 10:8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

March 13, 2009:  I kept hearing the word "efficiency" in my spirit.  The definition of efficient is:  productive without waste.  And, I was reminded of a word from the Lord telling us that this season will require integrity and stewardship.  Then, I heard the Lord say that He is bringing us into a time when we will begin to see areas in our lives where we are wasting time, effort, energy, and money.  And, He will show us how to be efficient stewards of what we have been given and what we have been given to do. 

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.

March 16, 2009:  In a vision I saw many of us entering through a door into a long and narrow room, and for lack of a better term, I call it the Spirit chamber. At the end of the room was an opening in the ceiling like an open window that led us into the presence of the Lord. When we got under this opening we were propelled upward into the place where we can receive revelation from the Lord as well as wisdom, words of knowledge, discernment, healing, visions, etc. Then, we would return to the Spirit chamber with whatever we had received. There was now a long dining table with people seated and waiting to be fed. But, it wasn’t natural food they were waiting for. They were waiting for spiritual nourishment -- to hear what we had received from the Lord.

Then, I was aware that outside of this place there were many, many Christians who were not even aware of the Spirit chamber or the ministry of the Holy Spirit. They didn’t know they could come in. Those inside the Spirit chamber seated at the table were those who were hungry for more of the Spirit, but did not yet know how to go through the window to receive for themselves. In the vision they were called “sitters.” Those who had been in the presence of the Lord were called “seekers.” And, when they returned to the Spirit chamber they became “servers” because they brought back spiritual substance to feed the people.

As the vision progressed, there were sitters who finally ventured forth to be seekers as they also positioned themselves under the window and were propelled into the presence of the Lord. And, there were others from outside that had found the door to the Spirit chamber and became new sitters. So, there was constant activity with an increase of sitters, seekers, and servers.

We all begin outside the Spirit chamber, and if we have desire to know the Lord, we will find the door and become sitters until we move on to become seekers and servers.

March 17, 2009:  Be still and listen, My children.  Do you hear the clattering in the realm of the spirit?  There is turmoil as the enemy is clamoring to re-gain his position and strongholds.  This is because many of My warriors have run to the battle using the sword of the Spirit, My Word, to thwart his plans and defeat his purposes.  Do not stop too soon in your efforts to route the devil.  He is regrouping for another round of attacks.  Watchmen, sound the alarm and stand at the ready.  Turn back the battle at the gate, says the Lord.  Isaiah 28:5-6 In that day the LORD of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

March 18, 2009:  Beloved, persevere through your current dilemma or difficulty.  It won't do for just any opportunity to present itself; it must be the right circumstance for this juncture that will be the impetus to bring positive change and lasting progress.  I will go before you and open the way of breakthrough.  Ask for wisdom and trust Me to open doors that no man can shut and to shut doors that no man can open, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute.  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.

March 19, 2009:  Can you hear the sound of grass growing?  (No, Lord.)  Just as you cannot perceive the growth of vegetation in your environment, neither can you discern the spiritual growth of My children.  I tell you truly that the growth is not only taking place, but it is rapid.  I am raising up and bringing forth a people who are quickly becoming the Glorious Church.  Rejoice in this exponential function, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

March 20, 2009:  Because you are in a transitional period, it is imperative that you neither live in the past by dwelling on past events or live in the future by focusing your attention on the days ahead.  You must focus your attention on what you are facing at this moment.   Ask for wisdom to understand and deal with your current position so that you can make the most of your life now.  Living in disappointment, regret or fantasy is a waste of your time and vitality.  Release yourself from all rejection, says the Lord.  You will only be aware of My guidance and direction when you quiet your mind and emotions.  Be still and know that I am God. 
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!

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

March 23, 2009:  I call to you to find a new level of appreciation for each of My children, who are chosen for the Kingdom and for such a time as this.  When you find fault, it is because you see through the eyes of flesh and criticize the carnal nature.  It is not so when you see with spiritual eyes.  Rise up and find that place in the Spirit where your discernment is pure and holy, where you can perceive beyond the natural to see common purpose and destiny.  Love one another as I have loved you, says the Lord.  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.

March 24, 2009:  Take every opportunity to dmonstrate the Kingdom whether in thought, prayer, word, or faith in action.  You are My people.  You are Zion, the City of God.  You are My witnesses.  You are the light of the world.  Let your light shine and overtake all darkness.  Be an eye witness and allow what you see and experience spiritually to be your declaration of truth and faith, 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.

March 25, 2009:  Woe to the people who call good evil and evil good.  There is gross perversion in the land and deception at every turn.  But you, My people, do not give yourselves to perversion and deception.  Seek truth in every circumstance and stand for what is pure and undefiled.  Raise the bar, set a standard, rise up to the next level of righteousness and integrity.  You are a people called by My name, says the Lord.  Live a life worthy of your calling.  Philippians 1:27-28  Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

March 26, 2009:  Exercise patience as you remain steadfast and faithful.  What you thought was a breakthrough seems to have evaporated, but I tell you the truth that it is more important than ever that you persevere.  You will be tested with temptations to be disappointed and become discouraged, but you must not give up.  Keep pressing through, and know that I am with you to bring you forth in victory.  This is not an easy time, but you must keep the faith and continue to move forward, 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 27, 2009:  The enemy has launched an attack to distract you and cause you to be scattered in your thoughts and efforts so that you do not have the strength you need to accomplish what you have been given to do.  Refuse to allow his seductions especially through infirmity, discouragement, worry or fear to weaken you or keep you from exercising your faith to overcome.  Re-focus your energies, and regroup.  Rise up in the power of the Spirit to resist and defeat the devil.  You are more than a conqueror, says the Lord.  Romans 8:37  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

March 30, 2009:  You have heard many prophetic words, words of knowledge and words of wisdom, and they have often strengthened you and given you direction and guidance.  Yet, you must be on the alert to the possibility of becoming too familiar with these spiritual gifts and counting them as common and not divine.  Guard your heart so that you receive wisdom, instruction, and understanding with thanksgiving to glorify your God in heaven, says the Lord. Hebrews 10:29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace

March 31, 2009:  I heard the Lord say:  I've got your back; just keeping moving forward.  Be effective in your warfare by being aware when you are under attack, by knowing the nature of your enemy, and by exercising your authority to stop him.  And, I was reminded of what Ulysses S. Grant said, "The art of war is simple enough.  Find out where you enemy is.  Get at him as soon as you can.  Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving."   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.

April 2009 words --

April 1, 2009:  By My Spirit, I will cause you to examine and restate everything you believe.  It is time for you to clearly know and understand what your faith consists of.  It is important at this time for you to walk wholly and undeniably in truth.  This process will bring spiritual elevation and stability, which will become the platform where you can stand in unwavering allegiance to My kingdom, says the Lord.  And, it will require an examination of religious concepts and doctrinal positions in the light of My Word.  Maintain an open and discerning spirit, and do not be afraid to make adjustments in your concepts.  Matthew 16:11-12   How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? ––but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

April 2, 2009:  Beloved, be done once and for all with double-mindedness and doubt.  Speak My word with boldness, conviction, and faith.  For, it will accomplish what it has been sent to do.   Let the words of truth come forth in the power of My Spirit.  No devil can withstand the power of anointed proclamation, says the Lord.  Call aloud according to My will and purposes, and you will not be disappointed.  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.

April 3, 2009:  Stand on the truth of My Word without allowing religious concepts based on sentimentality to pervert its purity.  If you are open and willing to see, hear and walk in the Spirit, I will reveal false concepts and establish you on a new level of spiritual actuality.  This will, in turn, release you to demonstrate My kingdom in greater power, purpose, and freedom.   Loose yourself from all that has brought confusion, and allow Me to bring clarity as I transport you out of darkness into the light of truth, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 4:3-4   For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

April 6, 2009:  I heard in the realm of the spirit a sound that reminded me of a clock, and I saw a pendulum moving back and forth marking time.  And I felt a sense of urgency with the thought that time is marching on and time is short.  In a vision I saw a perfect white horse, excited, pawing the air, ready to go.  Then, I saw warriors worshiping the night before battle.  Then, they arose and were being dressed in pure white battle attire and girded with swords.  The warriors came together, resolute, one army of the Lord.  I saw them silent, listening, watching, waiting -- awesome, righteous, strong, focused, prepared for battle.  Then, the vision changed and I saw a pure-bred black Arabian horse, and again saw warriors the night before a battle, but these were celebrating, drunk, being entertained by belly dancers, and I believed that these warriors represented the powers of darkness, Satan's army.  And, I was reminded of this scripture:  1 Kings 20:11 So the king of Israel answered and said, "Tell him, ‘Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.'"  Satan is destined for defeat!

April 7, 2009:  Beloved, you are in the flow of destiny, and I am bringing you along the time line of purpose.  Even though you catch a glimpse of course changes that await, you must stay mentally and emotionally in the present.  Be steadfast and faithful by maintaining spiritual focus.  Timing is everything, and it would be a mistake to try to force any issue to obtain the goal.  Wait patiently for My leading and trust that I indeed go before you to clear the path and make a way, says the Lord. 
Isaiah 45:2-3   I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.  I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

April 8, 2009:  You are in a transitional period of time and sequence, and the disappointments that you have endured have to do with being ready to forge ahead at an accelerated pace.  I have gone before you to prepare the way, but everything must be done in order and in the flow of My Spirit.  Now is the time to come into rest, silence your flesh, and trust Me to bring you forth in the right season and at the perfect moment.  I am not tardy concerning My promises, says the Lord, everything will come to completion in the process of time.  1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

April 9, 2009:  Recognize that you have been inundated with situations over which you have little or no control.  And, you have fought to keep your proverbial head above water.  I remind you that I am your very present help in times of trouble.  I will lift you up above the waves of frustration and helplessness that have overwhelmed you, and I will bring you to Myself, says the Lord, and comfort you.  Come into rest and be restored in My presence.   I am your safe harbor in the storms of life.  Come! 
Psalm 91:1-2  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."

April 10, 2009:  Be aware that your spiritual atmosphere is charged with restlessness and a desire for change, and I say to you that you are sensing changes that are on the horizon.  But, it is not yet time for real, productive change to manifest in your lives.  Wait for My timing and leading, for if you step out too soon to force a transformation it will be by the flesh and out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Use this current restlessness to draw close to Me and be elevated to a new place in the Spirit.  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

April 13, 2009:  What a strange spiritual atmosphere! As I walked and prayed I asked the Lord what was up, and this was His answer: You are in a defining moment. You are crossing a line of demarcation. The countdown has begun and is marked by this time of silence. You will soon realize that you are on a path of no return; what's done is done. New developments will suddenly burst upon the scene and create a rippling effect around the world. Things will never be the same, but you must not be afraid. I am with you, and as you seek My face and listen for My voice I will give you wisdom and direct your steps. Let go of petty issues, and refuse to be small-minded. Be done with things that are inconsequential.  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."

April 14, 2009:  We, the people of the Lord, go through times of defining moments, and we believe we are in one of those times. Circumstances will bring opportunities to make quality decisions that determine and perhaps even change our destiny.  Defining moments, are points in time when our choices have greater and more powerful consequences that shape our lives. These are times of discovery, when the light of revelation comes, and events change the course of our lives forever.  It is important that we discern the will of God and move in the path that will be most beneficial to us in light of His purposes and our destiny.  Times of definition will be present in areas of work, business, ministry, relationships, financial decisions, and plans for the future. Our choices are taking on unusual significance. We must consider our motives, and choose God every time – life, righteousness, truth, justice, peace, love, generosity. Trust God to show the way -- where to take the next step.   Do not be moved by assumptions, pride and over-confidence, rather than by the Spirit of 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.
Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

April 15, 2009:  In a vision I saw what looked like someone fast-forwarding through a video tape.  And, the Lord said, you will no longer maintain status quo by trying to preserve your existing state of affairs.  You are on a fast track that will move you forward quickly, for I am positioning you to fulfill your kingdom destiny more completely than you could have imagined.  Yield to the flow of My Spirit so that divine order can be accomplished in your life and circumstances.  Be aware that the enemy of your soul will do what he can to instill a sense of fear to keep you from progressing, but you must not allow anxiety to hinder your potential in this momentous time, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

April 16, 2009:  Beloved, I see and know the things that have brought about a period of stress and uncertainty.  And, I tell you that the light will dawn, and you will have greater revelation that will bring resolution to difficult situations.  I will give you wisdom and direction that will release you from restrictions that have been difficult to cope with.  Confining circumstances will give way to defining moments as you move with the wind of My Spirit.   Changes will develop that will bring a sense of release and freedom, says the Lord.  John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

April 17, 2009:  My people, if you can rise above your circumstances and the worldly things that demand your time and attention; if you can be quiet and seek My face; if you will listen for My still, small voice, I will impart to you greater revelation of My kingdom, My purposes, and that which is before youI am now calling you to a time of clarity in what you see and hear.  But, you must come into the realm of the Spirit and refuse to allow your fleshly desires to pervert the purity of what I am about to impart.  This place of holiness will require sanctification and consecration.  You must give yourselves wholly to Me, says the Lord.  1 Thessalonians 4:4 ... each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor.

April 20, 2009:  I saw in a vision a village of people, each of whom had a plot of ground.  It was springtime and the people were carrying their bags of seed to plant.  Everyone knew what they were going to plant to receive the harvest they desired or needed.   Each bag was unique with different seeds.  They were going out with joy to plant in expectation of the end result of their labor.  It was going to be hard work to sow, but not one of them went out to plant with an attitude that they were wasting their time or seeds.  They didn't believe that the seeds would lay dormant in the ground or die.  They planted with anticipation of a great harvest.    And, I heard the Lord say:  You are also in a time of sowing in the realm of the spirit.  Be wise in preparing the ground of your heart, and plant by faith according to the leading of My Spirit.  The seeds that you sow now will produce a harvest by the Feast of Trumpets.  Isaiah 55:12 You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace, the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you. 

April 21, 2009:  I was reminded of the pool of Siloam where the blind man washed and received his sight, and the Lord said:  I have called many to be watchmen, yet you cannot see because you lack discernment.  You must come to Me to be filled with My Spirit and allow Me to anoint your eyes so that you are no longer blind to spiritual activity.  Arise, come in faith and believe that I will open your eyes, and receive your sight by faith, 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.

April 22, 2009:  Beloved, take the time and be quiet enough to gain a fresh perspective of where you have been and where you are now before I lead you out to your next point of destiny.  It is important that you see the past, not as a place of defeat, but as a place of experiential growth and victory.  You have come through a lot and are stronger because of the struggle.  This strength will serve you well in upcoming challenges, and the wisdom you have gained will undergird your confidence to overcome, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

April 23, 2009:  Watch for an attack of the enemy that will make you feel that you have strayed from My purposes.  You may have gone off the beaten path, but the unusual things you are experiencing now will give you the ability see from a different perspective.  The more and varied ways you can look at your situation, the better able you are to discern with clarity.  Don't be afraid to look, really look, at your circumstances with an eye to make necessary adjustments at this juncture in your life, says the Lord.  Trust that your times and seasons are in My hand.  Psalm 94:17-19  Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence.   If I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.  In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.

April 24, 2009:  Seek the place of refreshment in My presence, says the Lord.  It has been a long siege, and many of you, My people, have become battle weary.  The war isn't over, but you need to be revived and renewed.   Receive the impartation of anointing that I have for you that will lift you up and carry you.  It will bring new life and vigorSo, I say come.  Come deliberately.  Seek Me earnestly.  Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

April 27, 2009:  I am revealing to you the condition of your heart and opening your understanding to see the work I am doing in your innermost being.  It is a delicate but solid work.  I will repair the damage and give you a new beginning of days, says the Lord.  You will step onto a new platform, a higher spiritual level, from which you will launch the next phase of life and ministry.  You will be astounded at what I am about to do, for it will be an unprecedented work.   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.

April 29, 2009:  Beloved, I hold your times and seasons in My hand.  Do not concern yourself with the tomorrows of your life.  Be diligent only to take care of today's concerns through My equipping and empowerment.  Let the stress of life be swallowed up by your faith in My ability to bring you through every difficulty.  I am with you.  You have not been left to your own devices to overcome by the strength of your flesh.  Victory will come as you defer to the moving and flow of the Most Holy Spirit, says the Lord.  Put your faith in trust in Me.  Matthew 6:33-34  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

April 30, 2009:  Be alert and look alive!  The enemy's plan is to bombard you with issues that will tend to overwhelm you.  Take care not to overlook the important details of the things that demand your attention.  Take time to quiet your mind and emotions in the midst of turmoil and demands, and I will give you peace in the midst of your own private storm, says the Lord.  Stand strong in the assurance of My strength and presence.  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 2009 words --

May 1, 2009:  Let your heart be still and your mind be clear.  There is much to accomplish in this season, and your work needs to be established by raising the standard of purity with clarity of vision and purpose.  Refuse to allow the enemy to derail you through distractions.  Maintain eternal perspective and righteous focus.  This time will produce good fruit if you will rise up in the Spirit, overcome the works of the flesh, and be about your Father's business.  The devil is your enemy; go to war against everything that is carnal and ungodly, says the Lord.  Victory is assured!  Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

May 4, 2009: 

When you do not feel up to the task remember who you are in Me.  I will give you the grace to meet and overcome every challenge and gain the victory.  Simply trust and obey.

Observe.  Do you see that you have come up?  Your spiritual atmosphere is quite different than it was eight months ago.  Rejoice in the new life and new opportunities that challenge you to spiritual maturity.  The temptation now will be to go back to an old place of easy, lazy comfort.

See beyond the mundane and ordinary routine of every day existence to see the exceptional work that I am performing.  You are a catalyst in a rich and dynamic move of My Spirit.  Look beyond the natural to realize your potential.

You have been in a period of transition, which is not over yet.  It has been and will continue to be very unsettling for a while, but your best use of this time is to grow up spiritually, exercise your faith, and trust that I will bring you through.  Then, your feeling of impotence will give way to My power and dominion.  1 Peter 5:10   But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

Even when your life appears to be static, in reality you have been on a steep learning curve.  Take a quick glance back to see yourself in this process of exponential spiritual growth.

So, the new plateau isn’t what you expected?  Out of your comfort zone?  This level of discomfort will be the impetus that will move you into defining moments that will stabilize you in your kingdom position and destiny.  Do not despise the day of small beginnings.

I am bringing you to a place of stability and maturity by imparting wisdom that will direct your steps and establish your heart in My kingdom.  You will go from strength to strength as you use the victory of past challenges as stepping stones for advancement.

You have entered a time of historic proportions and significance.  What you do with the choices that present themselves to you will yield extraordinary fruit and consequences.  Choose wisely.

May 5, 2009:  I am calling you, My people, to a higher place spiritually where you will see with great clarity and precision.  There is a place of righteousness and purity that will bring forth accurate discernment, which is vital in these perilous times.  In order for you to come up to this elevated spiritual place, you must learn to quiet your soul and see only by My Spirit, says the Lord.  There is a widening chasm between those who have a mixture of soul and spirit in their perceptions and judgment and those who are truly moved by the flow of the river of life.  Come up and allow truth to prevail.  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.

May 6, 2009:  I speak to you in spiritual terms, says the Lord:  Arise and position yourself on the rampart.  Be attentive and set a watch.  Look and discern the movements and activity on your watch.  This is no time to take your rest or fall asleep.  Be still, quiet yourself, and listen.  You will need to separate yourself from everything in your natural environment that disturbs you or causes distraction.  It is imperative that you be vigilant at this time.  Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.

Rampart is defined as a protective barrier or broad embankment raised as a fortification or place of safety; a wall-like ridge.

May 7, 2009:  Many of you are just trying to get through this time of transition as quickly as you can.  You are like a race horse out of the gate and down the track as fast as you can go.  Then, when something comes to impede your progress, you think it is a work of the enemy to hinder you.  But, the things that you are encountering that slow you down are not necessarily the work of the enemy, but the work of My Spirit to keep you in the flow of My purposes and timing.  Now is the time to rein in your flesh and let me direct your every step, says the Lord.  Trust Me to get you through this time of change with a sense of dignity and purpose.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.

May 8, 2009:  We are almost always able to know what we're thinking and how we're feeling, and I was thinking about how adept we are at discerning our own body and soul because we tend to focus our attention there.  We seem to know when we're sick or getting sick.  And the Lord said, just as you have an awareness of your body and soul, you can also develop that same kind of awareness in the realm of the Spirit.  Just as you can discern your thoughts and emotions, you can also shift your focus to spiritual discernment.  It is a matter of faith and will.  I am calling you to come up to a higher realm of existence and experience in the Spirit, says the Lord. 
Proverbs 2:1-5  My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

May 11, 2009:  You are on the verge of breaking through to a new level of clarity.  Is it any wonder that the enemy has brought all manner of circumstances to distract and remove you from My purposes?  Refuse to allow anything to interfere with this opportunity to be established in spiritual precision.  Fight through and press through the confusion and hindrances that keep you from rising up to receive truth and wisdom, says the Lord.  Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.

May 12, 2009:  Beloved, come into the place of My protection, and do not allow the enemy to penetrate your thoughts or emotions with fear and negativity.  For, the devil  is seeking to find a way to break down and penetrate your place of safety.  Build up the walls of your spiritual Jerusalem, your place of peace, and set a watch to perceive the plans of the enemy to reduce your life's circumstances to rubble, says the Lord.  Behold, I am with you; I am your very present help in times of trouble.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

May 13, 2009:  Even when it seems like your efforts are hindered at every turn, trust that I am moving you in a particular flow.  Things may not be moving along as quickly as you would like, but trust that I have everything under control.   I know the end from the beginning, and I have your best interests at heart.  All you need to do is relax and rest in the assurance that everything will work out in perfect timing and progression according to My plans and purposes for you, says the Lord.  My thoughts are higher than your thoughts, and My ways are higher than your ways (Isaiah 55:9).  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.

May 14, 2009:  So, you got your feathers ruffled a little bit?  You need to get back to your place of peace and spiritual safety.  You do this through forgiveness and humility.  Otherwise, your defensive attitude will take you down a road that you will not enjoy, for it will open the door to the enemy of your soul to bring affliction.  In these days of unrest and uncertainty it is vital that you stay in a position that will afford great blessings, and these blessings will only come through unity in the Spirit, says the Lord.  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.

May 15, 2009:  Now is the time to obtain and maintain composure.   Rest in Me and stay calm.  You are facing situations and circumstances that are unfamiliar to you, yet they possess a common denominator, which is the enemy's tactic to get you off course through distractions.  Stay focused, and put your faith in My desire and ability to cause you to be victorious in the midst of adverse conditions.  You are well able to stand in the face of difficulties and overcome every obstacle, for I am with you, says the Lord.  1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world––our faith.

May 18, 2009:  I saw in a vision a series of portals with light shining through, indicating to me that they were open.  And, I heard the Lord say that the windows of heaven are open to a time of great blessings and answered prayer.  He said, "Come up here.  Rise up in the Spirit and access by faith this great outpouring.  Ask and you shall receive.  Don't let this unusual opportunity to pass you by."  2 Chronicles 7:14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

May 19, 2009:  Beloved, this is a time when you can bring to completion things that have been delayed and to tie up loose ends.  But, you will still have to exercise patience in bringing to a conclusion undertakings that involve other people or things that you have no control over.  This time will present opportunities to trust Me to do what you cannot accomplish by your own will and power, but I will go before you to make a way, says the Lord.  Isaiah 45:2   I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron

May 20, 2009:  You have been challenged, stretched, and sometimes torn.  But, you can trust Me to release healing and restoration in your body, soul and spirit.  Come to that place of silence before Me where your soul no longer sounds a dissenting cry and where emotional noise and mental clutter cease.  Be still.  Release all worry, fear, and everything that keeps you from exercising a strong and resolute faith that I have undertaken on your behalf, says the Lord.  Your breakthrough is imminent.   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!

May 21, 2009:  Watch and discern!  The enemy has established a spiritual condition that creates stress, condemnation, and demoralization.  There have been questions and accusations that have created suspicion that seems like a relentless and diabolical inquisition.  The devil wants to rob you of stability and confidence and cause you to question your character and integrity.  If you believe his lies, negativity will be exaggerated, and you will lose vision and hope.  Refuse to allow him to steal your joy.  I have blessed you and gifted you, and it is time for you to take the next step in My plan and purpose for your life.  Rise up in faith with thanksgiving that I am leading you forth in perfect precision, says the Lord.  Matthew 12:20  A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory

May 22, 2009:   In a dream our ministry was depicted as a school with lots of rooms.  People were coming to see us and demonstrate their prophetic gifting almost like an audition.  But, one by one they would allow flesh to enter in, and they would put on some kind of dramatic performance.  All we could do was just leave the room, shut the door, and walk away.  Then, on the playground there were people who were trying to get attention through their noise and performance.  We weren’t on the playground but could see them from a window.  And, there were mechanical animals who responded to movement much like lights that come on with a motion sensor.  When there was movement near them, they looked like they were eating.  I particularly watched a mechanical buffalo and her calf look like they were roaming and eating, but they were only machines; they had no life in them.  The buffalo in early history represented life, but the mechanical buffalo was artificial, an imitation.  They would follow anyone or anything that moved.  This dream is about prophetic ministry being filled with people who are pretending to be prophets and those without discernment following their movements. 

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest:  "Holy Spirit is the experiential name for eternal life working in human beings here and now.  The only thing that makes eternal life actual is the entrance of the Holy Spirit by commitment to Jesus Christ.  Our beliefs will mock us unless something comes into us from God, because nothing has any power to alter us except the incoming of the life of God.  The Holy Spirit is the One who makes experientially real in us what Jesus Christ did for us."

May 25, 2009:  Your foundation in the Kingdom has been swept clean and purified.  As I have revealed error and presumption, you have released those things to the fires of purification.  Now is the time to build anew, and you will do this by building in righteousness, not allowing anything to alter or pervert the truth.  Build according to My plans and purposes and not according to your own desires.  Carry out My assignments, and let your construction be according to the pattern that I set before you, for I will surely lead you in this process, says the Lord.  I say, arise and build, for this is the beginning of a season of recovery and restoration on all levels.  1 Corinthians 3:9-13   For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it.  But let each one take heed how he builds on it.  For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.   Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

May 26, 2009:  I speak to many of you, My people, that you have come to the end of an era and are stepping over the threshold into a new day.  You will do so with a sense of expectation and adventure, but be aware that the enemy will do his utmost to convince you that you are not in the flow of My Spirit and that you are making the greatest mistakes of your existence.  When this attack comes just be calm and quiet and rest in the assurance that I am with you and that I will take you by a way that you do not know.  I will lead you through difficult situations and place you in a position of safety, says the Lord.  Go forth with confidence and boldness.  Proverbs 3:26 For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

May 27, 2009:  Beloved, I have made My covenant between Me and you.  It is a covenant that will not be broken, for it will be upheld by the power of My word, says the Lord.  We are bound to one another by the promises that I have made to you and those you have made to Me.  Renew yourself today in that covenant and walk in the holiness of our agreement, and it will yield great benefit.  2 Samuel 23:5 ...Yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire; will He not make it increase?

May 28, 2009:  Watch and be amazed as I create opportunities for you to resolve both short-term and long-term issues in your life.  These occasions will open the way for extraordinary progression in the natural and spiritual realms.  Yield yourself completely to this process, for it will release you into greater freedom than you have ever experienced.   You may even realize that holding on to the past has been a place of false security and bondage.  Let go and move with the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Romans 8:20-23   For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.  Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

May 29, 2009:  Stand still and see the salvation of your God!  Consider that I have all authority over heaven and earth.  Believe in My wondrous works.  For I will bring you not only to resolution of life's issues, but I will bring you to the point of victory, says the Lord.  Do not grumble or complain or be afraid, for this would undermine your faith in My effectiveness to work in your circumstances.  Be strong and very courageous.  You are not alone; I am with you.  1 Corinthians 16:13  Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
 

June 2009 words --

June 1, 2009:  Arise and go forth through the openings that I have provided for you.  The time has come for you to move forward; the delays and hindrances are now behind you.   Behold, I have gone before you to make a way to accomplish what has seemed to be impossible.  But, what seems impossible to you is possible with Me, says the Lord.  Rejoice, and take the next step.  Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

June 2, 2009:  Beloved, I am moving you in a way that will produce spiritual growth and freedom.   You will also begin to gain perspective regarding issues that you have not been able to deal with because you had no clear direction.   Single focus will replace double-mindedness as this process of transformation develops.  You will begin to have moments of great lucidity as I illuminate the path before you, says the Lord.  Yield to the move and flow of My Spirit in this transition.  Psalm 18:35-36   You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.  You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip. 

June 3, 2009:  In a dream I saw myself driving in circles on a roundabout, not able to get off.  It seemed to be beyond my control or ability to exit on the right street.  Then, suddenly I was propelled onto the road that I was supposed to be on without any of my own effort.   At that point, I was no longer in a car but was on foot, and the length of my stride was 5 feet.  I was moving extraordinarily fast and effortlessly.  I believe the Lord showed me that I and others in the Body of Christ have been stuck in circuitous motion and circular thinking, distracted with situations that have kept us from progression.  We will supernaturally be free from being stuck in a rut and move by His grace, represented by the number 5, and resume our walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

June 4, 2009:  You are beginning to experience the unusual and unforgettable.   Your atmosphere will take on a surreal quality, and you may even feel out of place.  But, you must keep your eyes wide open.  Be alert and attentive because I am elevating you to a level of spiritual discernment and authority that you have yet to realize.  Allow Me to take you higher into the realms of My glory, says the Lord.  Prepare to be stretched.  John 17:24   Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 

June 5, 2009:  Trust Me to infuse you with the wisdom, strength, and courage to accomplish all that is given you to do.  Look neither to the right nor to the left; stay focused on what is before you, says the Lord.  Turn a deaf ear to dissension and whatever is sent against you to interfere with your advancement.  Look to Me, for I am the Lord who will cause you to prosper in all that you do.  Go forth in faith.  Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go."

June 8, 2009:  I heard in the Spirit “long bow”.  And, the Lord said, “You are well able to engage in battle on a new level, for I have extended My power and authority to gain the victory.  I have taught your hands make to war and have given you strength to meet every enemy head on.  Exercise the discernment you’ve been given, and do battle in My name.  You are like Nehemiah—building with one hand, a sword in the other.  So, I say, watch and build; watch and fight.  Victory is assured." 
Psalms 18:34  He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

June 9, 2009:  Even though things still seem strange, unpredictable, and unsettled, you can rest assured that I know every detail of your circumstances.  I hold your times and seasons in My hand, says the Lord, and I will establish, settle, and strengthen you in the purposes of My will.  All you have to do is trust Me and obey My leading.  Doubt, frustration, and double-mindedness will get you nowhere.  Make a quality decision now to stand in faith that I will lead the way and bring you through this difficult time in triumph.  Deuteronomy 33:27a  The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

June 10, 2009:  I had a mini vision of river rapids, and I could see myself on the water moving very quickly downstream.  And, I found that I had to be hypervigilant in order to avoid the dangers of rocks and eddies.  I heard the Lord say that the hindering forces of the past that obstructed our progression have been removed, and it will be much like a dam bursting that creates a mighty, rushing river.   We will be carried along faster than expected, but we will have to exercise a heightened awareness in order to avoid the pitfalls of moving ahead so quickly.  1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

June 11, 2009:  Be a watchman!  Stand on the rampart and pay attention to what I am showing you by My Spirit, says the Lord.  As soon as you see, then take steps to obey My leading, and I will move you quickly into a spiritual flow that will cause you to accomplish My purposes.  However, you must be aware that the enemy is creating havoc in your circumstances to steal your peace and activate your emotional responses.  If he can get you to allow your soul to drive you, then you will miss the mark.  I cannot lead if you do not follow.  You must choose to allow Me to direct your steps.  Proverbs 3:5-8  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.  It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.

June 12, 2009:  The mind is the devil's playground and battleground.  Fight to stay focused and clear.  Refuse to give any place for confusion or despair to manifest.  Be strong and war against fear, condemnation, hopelessness, helplessness, and lies from the enemy.  You are not a victim!  Stand in faith that I will cause you to triumph in all things.  Trust Me to bring you through every battle in victory.   I am the Lord of the breakthrough, and I will cause you to overcome, says the Lord.  2 Samuel 5:20a  So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, "The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.

June 15, 2009:  In a vision I saw myself re-digging a well and finding an old stream bed; it was like a spring that began to flow abundantly.  I realized that the Philistines who stopped up Abraham's wells represented the people in my past with that same spirit who were also sent to stop the flow of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in me.  They were those who drank of the water of life with me and saw the miracles and manifestation of God's power and then turned and endeavored to stop up the well.  It's not just a matter of forgiving those who have brought reproach, but one of recovering all that has been stolen.  I remembered that a few weeks ago I had part of a song that kept repeating in my spirit, "the long and winding road", and I thought of Ziklag, which means "winding".  But, Ziklag was where David recovered all.  It is time for us to recover all that has been stolen in the way of anointing and gifting and to walk in renewed life and faith.  Genesis 26:18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up.

June 16, 2009:  I heard "windwalker" in my spirit, and the Lord said, there are those among My people who have a heart to move in the realms of glory, above and beyond the mundane.   You are a generation who, like the eagle, will soar on the thermals of My Spirit and mount up to new spiritual heights.  I am the Wind beneath your wings, and I say to you arise.   Mount up, yield to the moving of My Spirit and come up, says the Lord.  Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

June 17, 2009:  The race is not to the swift, but to the persistent.  Do not give up when you face difficulties and discouragement comes.  Fight through; you don't know how incredibly close you are to breakthrough.  Keep moving, and keep pushing.  Ask, and I will give you extraordinary wisdom at the moment you need it so that you are not hindered from achieving your goal.  Take heart and re-establish yourself in strong faith, knowing that I am with you to show you the way, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

June 18, 2009:  Your time of transition for this season is coming to a close, when I will strengthen, establish, and settle you.  It seems like it's been a long time in coming, but you must prepare yourself for this shift in mindset, and  you will have to assess and embrace all that has transpired.  This will require some adjustment on your part to step into the fullness of this new level of spiritual and natural experience, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

June 19, 2009:  A door has been opened in high places to allow a three-fold cord of demonic forces to manifest against you, says the Lord.  They are lying spirits, perverse spirits, and haughty spirits.  They will work together to attack you with false accusations, perverse judgments, and the disdainful pride of a haughty spirit.  You will be tempted to respond emotionally through condemnation and shame that will debilitate you and make it virtually impossible to rise up to do warfare.  But, I say to you, shake off the dust of rejection and stand up in the Spirit to defeat the enemy.  Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 

June 22, 2009:  Be aware that there are issues on every level that need to be brought to a conclusion, and your tendency is to try to force a resolution.  However, trying to work these things out through your own efforts and finite understanding will not produce the best results.  Trust Me, says the Lord, and let Me establish the flow and timing that will work to the benefit of everyone involved.  I will cause you to come through in complete and satisfactory victory.  Hebrews 6:11-12 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

June 23, 2009:  The time has come when you can begin to see clearly and understand what has hindered your progression.  Look and see.  Discern and know where the enemy has stopped you and even tried to push you back.  And, when your eyes are open to see the truth, you will come to the awareness that what you thought was a barrier that you could not get beyond was only vapor of smoke and had no substance at all in reality.  Go through and move beyond the lies of the enemy that brought you to a standstill.  As soon as you have clarity, the hindrance is removed, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:11-12   I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.  When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.

June 24, 2009:  Have I not spoken to you to give place for wrath?  I cannot bring justice as long as you take matters into your own hands.  Forgiveness is what makes a place for judgment in My kingdom, says the Lord.  I see the injustice, the reproach, and the betrayal, and certainly I will repay.  But, my wrath will also give place for conviction and repentance.  You don't have to micromanage your situation.  Trust Me to bring righteousness to every circumstance.  The only thing you have to manage is your own indignation.   Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

June 25, 2009:  At this point you have moved through your current transition feeling somewhat awkward at times and moving with grace at other times.  It's been unsettling, but you've also been presented with opportunities for spiritual growth.  Now, it would be of great benefit to you to stop, be quiet, and reflect on what has actually transpired so that you can gain a perspective devoid of emotional conflict and beyond natural assessment.  What you have experienced, regardless of its level of difficulty, will actually work to your benefit, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 

June 26, 2009:  Be strong and stay steady even when issues arise that rock your boat.  It would be a mistake to throw up your hands in frustration and despair having come so far already.  Keep the faith by believing, knowing that I am with you to cause you to triumph.  This new level of spiritual experience that you've longed for and waited for is not what you expected because you are having to fight through the present darkness to see the glory.  You are well able to gain the victory if you don't give up in the middle of the fight, 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.

June 29, 2009:  Set yourself on the rampart, and fulfill My commission!  Refuse to allow the princes of the land to create a diversion from My purpose.  Open your mouth and sound the war cry.  Face your foe with strength of purpose.  Exercise your authority and rout the enemy; put him to flight.  Do not delay, says the Lord.  Leviticus 26:8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you

June 30, 2009:  Take time to assess the damages and to evaluate the possibilities of the events of past weeks.  A lot has happened in a short period of time, and you will need to regroup and get your bearings to know whether or not you are still on course.  Set your priorities and re-establish order as you separate the redundant from the necessary.  Be aware that the enemy will continue to create distractions to keep you from being focused and effective, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

July 2009 words --

July 1, 2009:  The enemy has released an assignment of fear against My people, says the Lord, that will cause spiritual paralysis and will provide an avenue for the devil to function through the people who are afflicted by using divination, jealousy and pride.   Fear has provided an open door for demonic traffic.   Shake off spiritual slumber; wake up, and discern this attack against you and stand against these evil forces.  Rise up in the power of My Spirit, and set up an effective defense.   Refuse to allow this attack to continue by casting out the spirit of fear.  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.  

July 2, 2009:  You are beginning to emerge from the fog of uncertainty, and then you will see with great clarity the purposes I have for you and the direction that I am taking you, says the Lord.  Take a deep breath, a sigh of relief, and release all the stress that has found a home in you in the last few weeks and months.  This is a new day that carries with it new possibilities and new hope.  Renew yourself in trust and expectation while maintaining spiritual discernment and reality.  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."

July 3, 2009:  I have continued to admonish you to be strong and stay steady as the storm rages around you, but some have seemed not to hear Me, says the Lord.  It is essential that you maintain as much stability as you can in the face of difficult conditions.  Refuse to be blown about by the winds of adversity.  How do you do that?  By shifting your focus from the chaos and self-preservation to concentrate on My word of promise for your life.  You must trust Me more than believing in the circumstances that shake 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.

July 6, 2009:  No more ground!  Say to the devil, "No more ground."  Do not give up any place of authority or acquisition, says the Lord.  Take your stand and push back the powers of darkness.  Enough is enough.  What I have given you, I have given, and my gifts are without repentance.  I will not take away what I have bestowed upon you.  The only way you can lose what you have received from Me is by letting go and walking away, but that is not My will for you.  Stand strong and maintain.  Romans 11:29  29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.  NKJV

July 7, 2009:  Deliberately shut the door on the current attacks from the enemy.  There is no reason for you to be a victim of your circumstances, and again I remind you that you have been given the supreme authority to overcome every work of the flesh and the devil.  I have empowered you to attain victory.  Feeling sorry for yourself is counter-productive; you cannot win when you are already defeated, says the Lord.  Rise up in the strength I have provided to cause you to triumph.  1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world––our faith.

July 8, 2009:  Be still and discern, for I am making known to you mysteries of My kingdom, hidden riches in secret places.  I am uncovering that which has been covered.  I will give revelation of the unknown, that which has been obscure and concealed.  However, only those whose hearts are set on discovery will see and understand what I am about to reveal.  Be alert and set your heart to know, says the Lord.  Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

July 9, 2009:  Take every opportunity to spend time in My presence for the purpose of healing and restoration from damage done by demonic forces and the onslaught of attacks against you, says the Lord.  Extreme times have called for extreme measures, but as you have yielded to the work and the flow of My Spirit, you have gained great insight and spiritual strength.  The only deterrent to victory has been your weakness of flesh and willingness to play the role of the victim.  Now, stand up on your feet and allow My strength to be made perfect in your weakness.  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.

July 10, 2009:  Beloved, I have gone before you to make crooked places straight and rough places smooth.  It may not seem like it, but the fact is that it would be virtually impossible for you to navigate this spiritual terrain without My help.  I am not surprised by the things that challenge you, nor am I worried that you will not come through, for I am with you to bring you to new heights.  The path is narrow, and there is no other way to arrive at this level of spiritual maturity than the way you have come, says the Lord.  Trust Me and keep pressing on.  Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.

July 13, 2009:  I am sweeping My foundations clean so that what I build will now be a work of strength and endurance.  It will be a work of righteousness that will bring forth My Bride without blemish.  You, My people, are being built up into a holy habitation where I can dwell, says the Lord.  What has been swept away is pretence and hypocrisy.  My building materials will be those who will abide in Me and allow My Spirit to move freely; those who are totally yielded to Me, yet completely resistant to the works of the flesh and the devil.  Yours is to yield to Me without reservation or hesitation.  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.

July 14, 2009:  Open your heart to Me so that I can bring healing and restoration to your soul and spirit.  Do not harbor your grief and wounding, but allow Me to carry the burden.  Have I not said that I will perfect those things that concern you?  That is not just a happy thought or a distant hope.  It is a promise for right now, but you must release those things to Me for the promise to be fulfilled in your life.  Let go and let Me build up what has been torn down, 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.

July 15, 2009:  In the midst trials and tribulation the safest way out of your dilemma is to worship.  And, I say to you that now is the time for you to come into My presence with thanksgiving in your heart and worship in the beauty of holiness.  Let your heart become spellbound at the glory and majesty you will behold.  Leave your troubles behind, rise above the works of the flesh, and come into My presence, says the Lord.  Come to Me, My beloved; come!  1 Chronicles 16:29 Give to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!

July 16, 2009:  You are in the final stages of transition, which will go very quickly.  It is much the same as giving birth, you are about to bring to completion that which has required a time of intense work and focus.  This is not the time to push or try to force anything; let the results of your labor come to you.  Following this brief time period you will enter a new level of existence and experience that will both enliven and challenge you as you rise up to embrace all that has been prepared for you from the foundations of the world, says the Lord.  Matthew 25:34 "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:'"

July 17, 2009:  Beloved, even though you see deficiencies and flaws in those around you, you must trust Me to deal with their hearts in the same way I convict your heart and perpetuate change in your life.  I am able; you are not.  And, when you try to change others it is tantamount to divination through manipulation.  Do not minimize the power of choice in your own life as well as in others, and give the same consideration to their free will as you desire for yourself, says the Lord.  Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.

July 20, 2009:  I had a vision of thousands of warriors beating drums in a perfect and distinct rhythm. It reminded me of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics and the Chinese drummers. And, I heard the Lord say, "Listen to the rhythm of the warrior. His heart beats like the pounding of the drum with mighty courage and strength. You are My warriors. Get ready for battle, for I am taking you to a new level of intensity and effectiveness in warfare. Prepare your hearts, and let Me lead you to victory."  Jeremiah 51:20 "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms.

July 21, 2009:  I saw in a vision a moving or flowing of transparent colors together, and I knew that what I was seeing was the moving of the Holy Spirit in creativity.  And I heard the Lord say, "I am always moving creatively, but I need you as a vessel to express My creation.  Yield to this work on every level, for it will manifest in your natural environment as well as in the realm of the soul and spirit.  This flow will bring about creative thoughts, plans, and miracles as you exercise authority in the abstract realms and work in partnership with Me."  And, I thought of how the same Holy Spirit that is in us was a mighty force in the creation of the world.  Awesome!
Genesis 1:1b  The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

July 22, 2009:  Take up your authority and stand against the attacks of Satan that have ravaged your body, soul and spirit.  Refuse to allow him to gain victory even in the smallest particular.  You are My children, and the devil has already been defeated; he has only the power that you let him have in your life and circumstances.  I have given you the power of victory over every attack, but you must arise and resist, says the Lord.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

July 23, 2009:  There are areas in your life where you have overcome or are in the process of overcoming, and all you need to do is to make a few small adjustments in order to come to complete victory.  And, I say, well done, good and faithful servant.  Your faithfulness and diligence will be rewarded, for the seeds you have sown will produce a bountiful harvest, says the Lord.   Continue to stand in faith and trust Me to bring you through to a level of dominion and mastery over every circumstance.  Psalm 8:4-6  What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him.  For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.

July 24, 2009:  Take time to be thankful, for there is power for blessings in thanksgiving.  Stir up your gratitude by remembering what I have done for you, says the Lord.  In so doing you will enter the realm of My presence and stand in holiness before My throne.  There is nothing more pure in the kingdom than a grateful heart.  Bring your perfect sacrifice of praise and be blessed.  Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

July 27, 2009:  Beloved, I am bringing revelation to your heart and mind that will reveal strongholds in your life that have not yet been torn down.  I will show you the way of victory, but you must quiet your own soul and refuse to give place to fear.  Let Me show you the powers that are arrayed against you so that you can wage an effective spiritual war.  I am about to level the playing field  by giving you righteous perspective of what was and what is and what is to come, says the Lord.  John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

July 28, 2009:  Old things have come to pass and a new order is being established.  Do not resist moving into the new and unfamiliar, for you must do this to fulfill your kingdom destiny.  Do not be afraid, but rather be obedient and yielded to My leading.  Let Me cause you to stand on the firm foundation of My Word and purposes for you.  I will take you step by step through this process of growth and stability in the midst of uncertainty, says the Lord. 

Isaiah 42:9   Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."

July 29, 2009:  Events in your life will move in a rapid succession as you follow the sequence of My order for change and growth.  This is no time to resist or drag your feet.  Trust that I am taking you quickly to a new level of experience and existence if you will yield to the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Things that have held you back or hindered your progress will be exposed and dealt with.  It will be a very liberating experience.  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.

July 30, 2009:  Be aware that there are those who would have you take responsibility and exercise your authority with regard to their spiritual and physical condition.  But, I tell you truly that your responsibility does not extend beyond your calling and personal involvement.  The enemy will use guilt to suck you into situations that are neither your problem nor your business, and if you yield to the pressure to get involved, you are likely to end up getting blamed for that which is not your fault.  Take every opportunity to establish good boundaries for yourself, says the Lord, and stay within your safe parameters.  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; or in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring.

July 31, 2009:  Beloved, don't be surprised at the number of areas in your life that need to be revamped as this season of transition draws to a close.  You have already experienced drastic changes as places in your life have undergone needed renovation, but this process is not yet finished.  There is a fine-tuning going on that will prepare you to be a more useable and polished vessel for Me to use, says the Lord.  The sifting continues.  Amos 9:9   For surely I will command, and will sift the house of Israel among all nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve; yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground.

August 2009 words --

August 3, 2009:  In a vision I saw a large, water storage tank with holes all over it and water leaking out. And, I heard the Lord say that this is how it has been in the Body of Christ and in ministry. But, the Spirit of the Lord will show us where the leaks exist and how to stop them, and He will give us the wisdom we need to keep and maintain His anointing. These leaks also represent the leaking out of spiritual and physical vitality through disappointment and discouragement.  As soon as the vision ended there was a full, vibrant rainbow visible from our window that faces east, along with a horizontal rainbow against the mountain below. And, we know that God often punctuates His promises in this way. Awesome!  2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

August 4, 2009:  You have been physically and emotionally challenged as never before, but I tell you that breakthrough is near, even at the door.  You have been confronted with difficulties and requirements that have caused you to have to dig deeper than ever to exercise your strength and faith to survive and overcome.  You are very close to breaking through every hindrance and obstruction; do not give up, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 12:9a   And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

August 5, 2009:  Stand strong in the face of adversity.  Know that I am with you and will guide you.  Refuse to allow a spirit of fear to invade your spiritual environment, let My love and assurance rule.  I have brought you thus far; will I not bring you the rest of the way in triumph?  Trust Me, for I am God Almighty!  There is nothing too difficult for me.  I hear your prayers and receive your faith as it arises into My presence--a sweet smelling fragrance, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ..

August 6, 2009:  Beloved, I am your Rock, your High Tower, your place of assurance and safety.  Come to Me, and I will hide you in a place of security away from the onslaught of the enemy.  The devil has been relentlessly on the prowl, seeking whom he may devour, but I have gone before you and I am your rearguard.  I am leading the way, but I've also got your back.  Rest in that assurance, says the Lord.  Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

August 7, 2009:  Stop and discern.  Let Me reveal spiritual reality in your life and circumstances.  Quiet your soul and look intently to see that I have been guiding you and that I have directed and protected you in these days.  Rejoice in knowing that I am with you in all things.  I would have you be consciously aware of My presence.  Look and see beyond the flesh and worldly concerns.  Rise up in the Spirit and behold My face, says the Lord.  You are not alone.  I have never left you; I am here with you always.  Matthew 28:20b  ...lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

August 10, 2009:  Do you see how perfectly I have orchestrated the events of your life that have brought you to this place in Me?  My purposes are beyond your scope of vision.  And, I tell you truthfully that all things are working together for good.  Don't doubt the power of purpose that I am carrying out and bringing to pass in My people, says the Lord.  You, members of My Body, are the power of My presence and My kingdom on the earth, and I will cause you to fulfill destiny.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

August 11, 2009:  Beloved I have called you to be light in the midst of darkness.  Let your light shine as the noonday sun.  And I hear you say, "How do I do that?"  You do that by allowing My Spirit to live and dwell in you and manifest Himself through you in power and righteousness.  Yield completely, I say, to the work of My Spirit, and let Him have His way in every situation and circumstance.  Allow Him to give you wisdom and to direct your steps and to respond according to My Word, says the Lord.  Then, your light will shine. 
Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 13:43  Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

August 12, 2009:  There are still loose ends that need to be tied up, and there are still issues that have been brought to your attention that need your confession and repentance before you can be free to progress.  This is a time that requires your complete honesty with yourself, with others, and before Me, says the Lord.  Truly, you do not want to get stuck because of your pride and denial.  Let truth rule and reign in your heart.  Psalms 51:6   Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

August 13, 2009:  In these days of instability and uncertainty, I am your Rock and your firm foundation.  In times like these you can't trust worldly systems or people, but you can put your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Run to Me and hide yourself in the safety I provide for those who belong to Me.  Come now and have faith in My willingness and ability to protect and guide you.  Find your strength in Me to accomplish all that has been given you to do and to recover all that has been stolen from you.  Come!  Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

August 14, 2009:  You are now ready for the accelerated progression that I have promised.  Don't look back except for a quick glance behind you to acknowledge all that I have done in your life to bring you this far.  There will be adjustments as you move forward, but I will give you the wisdom and the grace to adapt.  Be bold, strong and fearless as you forge ahead to explore this new spiritual territory.  Be diligent to establish your authority as My delegate in the Kingdom, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13-14   Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

August 17, 2009:  I had a vision of us all standing in a dark room, knowing that others were there, but separated and isolated by the darkness and the trouble we've endured.  No one was able to see anyone else, caring vaguely about what others might be going through, but engulfed and overwhelmed by the  darkness of our own trials and tribulation.  We would only occasionally reach out to touch someone or try to call out for help, but quickly retreated, silenced by our self-absorption.  Will we allow the darkness to persist, or will we  position ourselves in Christ where there is life and light?  The choice is ours.  Acts 17:28  ... in Him we live and move and have our being.

August 18, 2009:  Rise up from the dead ashes of the past, whether the recent past or distant past, for what's done is done.  You cannot go back and correct or change what is behind.  But, you can set up positive and powerful parameters for the future if you will just let go and trust Me, says the Lord.  Now is the time to set yourself up for blessings and victory by charging your atmosphere with prayer, proclamations, and godly thoughts and intentions.  Be done with any victim mentality, and leave it in the past where it belongs.  Then, prepare to move higher.  Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

August 19, 2009:  There are things that you have had no clarity about, and you are still uncertain about what to do.  But, I say that if you exercise your faith and ask Me for wisdom, I will give it liberally and not hold anything back.  All you have to do is ask and wait for My guidance.  I will show you the way and bring to a conclusion matters that have been unsettled and undetermined, says the Lord.  Only believe!  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.

August 20, 2009:  Come away with Me, says the Lord.  Deliberately find the place of peace and rest in Me.  Life's demands and difficult circumstances have taken more energy than you realize, so you need to hide yourself in the secret place where you can be restored.  This will not happen automatically; you must be still in your body and quiet your thoughts and emotions in order to come to the place of restoration and healing.  Take the time and come.  You will not be disappointed.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. 

August 21, 2009:  I am opening the recesses of your heart to reveal the basis for attitudes and motivations that are detrimental to your relationship with Me and with others.  As you look honestly at what I show you there is a great opportunity for healing of things that have rooted themselves deeply in your soul.  Now is a time when you can gain much needed liberty of body, soul and spirit.  Allow Me to do this deep work in you, says the Lord.  Acts 10:38  ...God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

August 24, 2009:  In a vision I saw a flock of birds who had settled in a field to eat when they were suddenly startled by a predator and scattered in all different directions both on the ground and in flight. And, I heard the Lord say that in much the same way the enemy has come to scatter the people of God. But, we are to regroup, watch and stand our ground. And, I was reminded of this scripture: Nahum 2:1-2 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily. For the LORD will restore the excellence of Jacob Like the excellence of Israel... 

August 25, 2009:  I saw in a vision a wide, wandering river flowing into a narrow ravine where the river became a deep and rushing stream.  And, the Lord said, "You have been distracted by a lack of spiritual focus and a wandering mind, but I am going to bring about circumstances that will narrow your focus and result in a deeper and more vital relationship with Me.  You will suddenly find yourself rushing to re-establish your kingdom position and spiritual connection.  Go with the flow."   Amos 5:24  But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

August 26, 2009:  Get seriously quiet before Me, says the Lord, for you are approaching a turning point where you need direction and guidance.  This will be a break-away moment, a line of demarcation that will separate the past from where you are now and where you are headed.  Your past experiences will have very little relevance to what is upcoming, but do not be afraid.  This is not a bad thing; it is only a course correction that will produce kingdom destiny in your life.  Look forward to all that I have prepared for you.  1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

August 27, 2009:  The enemy is fighting for control and will not give up easily, yet he is already defeated.  Refuse to allow discouragement to come when you have a minor setback because this is his last ditch effort to keep you in bondage just before you break forth into unbridled liberty, says the Lord.  You are above and not beneath; he is beneath and not above you.  Be strong and courageously keep pressing through.  Victory is assured.  Deuteronomy 28:13  And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

August 28, 2009:  I heard the Lord say:  You are just about to get on an even keel.  Those things that have been upsetting and have produced a sense of chaos are coming into a place of peace.  It will be much like the calm after a storm when you can assess the damage that has been done and make the necessary repairs.  And you will be able to now experience of time of unusual stability, harmony, and balance.  You will regain spiritual perspective and emotional equilibrium as you re-establish yourself on the firm foundation of Christ.  Luke 6:47-48  Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.

August 31, 2009:  As I rose up in the realm of the Spirit, I was reminded of Bill's vision of The Bridge (http://ft111.com/bridge.htm).   In the past I have known that in order to cross over to the spiritual city of God we must leave our worldly baggage behind.  And, I've always seen us crossing the bridge, trudging along slowly in single file.  But, today I saw God's people dancing across the bridge, rejoicing, and moving quickly in unhindered expectation.  There was no longer a sense of loss or of leaving something behind, but rather there was great expectation of what God has in store once we let go of the things that hinder our progression.  Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

September 2009 words --

September 1, 2009:  You are feeling the pressure of things that require your attention and are pressing against you.   Instead of trying to resist or escape, you need to press towards the fulfillment of what is required.  Stay focused and continue to move at a pace that will be effective.  The worst thing you can do is get overwhelmed, sit down, and do nothing.  Seek Me for strength, and I will give it.  Ask for angelic help, and I will send it.  Have faith and push through, says the Lord.  Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

September 2, 2009:  The enemy has tried to rob you of confidence and strength, but he has not succeeded in debilitating you.  Your setback has been temporary, and you will now begin to recover all that has been stolen.  Your efforts to rise up will meet with some resistance, but you can quite easily overcome the hindering forces aligned against you.  Trust Me to empower you, and I will do it, says the Lord.  Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.

September 3, 2009:  The days are evil and darkness is covering the earth.  But you, beloved, are not in the darkness.  You are called children of the light so that My light can shine in and through you to establish My kingdom.  Refuse to allow darkness to have preeminence in any area of your being or existence.  Rise up and let the light of truth and justice prevail, says the Lord, for My blessing comes in the light.   Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.   For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

September 4, 2009:  In a dream I was preparing for a new job, which seemed like a promotion.  As I was cleaning out my desk and going through my files I found that most of what I had saved or valued from the past was useless nonsense, and there was nothing worth taking with me to my new position.  I believe that this dream represents an elevation in the realm of the Spirit where we can be positioned to establish ourselves in God's plan and purposes and to fulfill our destiny.  But, we will have to leave the past behind complete with things that we once thought to be important to make room for things that constitute spiritual value in the kingdom. 
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.

September 7, 2009:  In the Spirit I saw an x-ray of a bone fracture, and the Lord spoke to me of fractures in the body of Christ and said that these breaks are in the process of healing and will actually produce more strength of body than before.  But, we must also trust the healing process and allow enough time for complete restoration.  I heard Him say that He will bring about perfect healing in due season.  1 Corinthians 12:25-26  that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.   And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

September 8, 2009:  Beloved, I tell you truly that you are only days away from beginning a new spiritual year.  The old is passing away and is nearly out of sight.  The heavenly gates are wide open for you to move through into a new dominion.  Prepare your heart for change and a long-awaited breakthrough in many areas of your experience.  A time of rejoicing is upon you, and all you have to do is leave the past behind and look forward with hope and expectation.  I will do the rest, says the Lord.  Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

September 9, 2009:  You are entering a time being re-established on a firm spiritual foundation.  It will be a season of stability as you find yourself being more settled and tranquil.  Take advantage of this occasion to come to Me as a place of security and safety where you can rest and be at ease.  For indeed, I am your safe haven, your port in stormy seas.  Come to Me and be free from all anxieties and burdens, says the Lord.  Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

September 10, 2009:  The wind of My Spirit is blowing to sweep away all that has become stagnant and to stir up and enliven the spiritual atmosphere.  You can choose to remain in the same routine and allow it to become nothing more than religious exercise, or you can be moved by the Wind.  The choice is yours, says the Lord, but you truly have nothing to lose and much to gain if you will be moved by the Spirit of life, the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of counsel and might.  Yield, I say, to the force of renewed life.  You will not regret it.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

September 11, 2009:  Listen, look, and discern.  There are areas in your life where your boundaries have been violated and your authority is being usurped.  Be sensitive to these issues and make the necessary adjustments now.  You have a window of time and opportunity in which to do this.  Otherwise, the problems will only be exacerbated and become more difficult to correct later on.  I will open your eyes to see and give you wisdom to accomplish all that I have set you to do, 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.

September 14, 2009:  I am going to shine a light that will bring new definition to your life experience. You will begin to see things in a way that further defines destiny and purpose and illuminates details you have overlooked or taken for granted. You will be able to see spiritually with more clarity, and your perceptions will be forever changed. This is a new work of the Holy Spirit that will come upon you suddenly, says the Lord.
(And, I thought of Paul's Damascus-Road experience.)
Acts 22:6 "Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me.
9-10  "And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me.  So I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.’"

September 15, 2009:  Beloved, your difficult circumstances can either be a stepping stone to the manifestation of My grace and glory, or they will be a tombstone that represents the death of hope.  Right now, today, choose life and see the working out of My strength being made perfect in your weakness.  This is certainly no time to retreat or give up; it is a time to re-fire and move forward with renewed faith.  Rise up and refuse to allow the enemy to use your current situation to neutralize you, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

September 16, 2009:  Wake up from your spiritual sleep.  Arise and be aware, for I am doing great and marvelous things among My people even now.  I am setting things in order and establishing justice.  I am bringing judgment to those who have refused correction and vindication to those who have been falsely accused or unjustly treated.  Set your heart to be malleable like clay in the hands of a potter.  Allow Me to do the work of a Potter in your life, says the Lord, for surely I am establishing order in you.  Psalms 37:6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.

September 17, 2009:  Refuse to allow the enemy to steal your hope by blanketing you with discouragement.  Breakthrough is imminent, but you must take your stand on My promises and be unwavering in your faith.  I am your very present help in times of trouble, and I am with you to lead, guide and direct your steps.  Trust Me to move you in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

September 18, 2009:  I hear your heart and know your desires.  Your prayers are not in vain; they have been heard, and I tell you that I am not a God without power to perform My word.  Nothing is impossible for Me, says the Lord.  My will is being perfectly executed in your life and in your circumstances as you exercise faith and trust Me.  You are My greatly loved and chosen vessels.  Rest in the assurance that I am with you always.  Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

September 21, 2009:  Mount up!  Renew your strength as the eagles.  What has come to a close or is finishing is not the end but another beginning.  Don't think that life or ministry is over.  This is only the end of a phase.  You will arise with renewed strength and in greater maturity in the Spirit and accomplish what I have set you to do.  I am not finished with you.  You have come through a season of change with perseverance and endurance.  This has been a time of preparation and a necessary precursor for what is ahead.  You have had to make a clean break with the past in order to be available to do what I have set before you now.  Come forth in the power of My grace, knowing that you are indeed in the flow of My Spirit and that I am carrying you, says the Lord.  Isaiah 40:31  But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

September 22, 2009:  Be strong and stay steady.  You need to renew yourself in an eternal perspective to know that you are experiencing momentary, light affliction.  Cast your cares on Me.  Lean on Me and allow My strength to manifest in your place of weakness.  Let your worship become a platform of encouragement and renewal, as you come before My face, says the Lord.  Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

September 23, 2009:  Establish yourself in the confidence that I am with you to perform all of My Word, says the Lord.  I AM Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.  I AM your shield and exceedingly great reward.  I AM your light, your salvation, and the strength of your life.  I AM your healer.  I AM your rock, your fortress, and your high tower.  I AM your deliverer.  Put your confidence and trust in Me.  Isaiah 53:5   But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

September 24, 2009:  The flow of My Spirit will be like a fast-moving river in this season.   Opportunities for change will present themselves suddenly and without hesitation or warning, and I will give you great wisdom to know how to deal with all that comes your way.  Do not be afraid to allow the river to carry you, says the Lord.  I will not leave you nor forsake you, beloved.  I am with you, says the Lord.   Ezekiel 47:3-5   And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles.  Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist.  Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed.

September 25, 2009:  Refuse to be overwhelmed by looking forward to what might demand your time, energy and resources -- those things that you have to consider, plan for, or take into account.  My grace is sufficient for the demands of today.  Take one moment at a time and one step at a time and trust Me with all your heart.  Remember that frustration will remove you from My presence and take you off course.  I will give you wisdom and guidance, but you must quiet your soul and seek My face, says the Lord.   Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

September 28, 2009:  Refuse to allow fear or worry to keep you from My blessings, says the Lord.  Quiet your soul and be resolute in belief that I am bringing complete restoration to every area of your life.  Do not doubt or be double-minded.  Stand strong and unwavering in your faith, for I will do all that I have promised.  Hebrews 10:23  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

September 29, 2009:  You've heard it said that it is always darkest before the dawn, and I also tell you that things are most difficult just before breakthrough.  But, breakthrough is right before you, just ahead.  Keep pushing.  Don't sit down, give up, or turn back.  Be strong and stay steady until this thrust carries you forward and beyond the defensive line of the enemy.  Be victorious, says the Lord.  Psalms 7:12 If he does not turn back, he will sharpen his sword; he bends his bow and makes it ready.

September 30, 2009:  In a dream I found myself in a cave and then in a narrow passage climbing almost straight up.  It seemed that I was leading a group of people through this passage.  It was a really tight squeeze, and I wondered if I would make it through the places where the rock opening was only big enough for me to climb through.  I had to fight the fear of getting stuck, and had to just kept pushing on.  It seemed like a long way, but I and those with me finally got to a place where the cave opened into a large room with a level floor.  There were windows in the cave that overlooked a harbor far below.  I asked the Lord, and He said that the cave and the upward journey represent those of us who have encountered difficult circumstances and that we must keep moving forward.  We are about to reach a place of safety and security far above the storms that we've endured.  Breakthrough is imminent!  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!

October 2009 words --

October 1, 2009:  Allow the water of My Word to wash away all defilement of flesh and spirit.  Let me cleanse you and release you into the power of a new day.  Deliberately renew your mind, and let go of all ungodly and destructive mindsets.  Rise up in faith and renewed hope as you release the past and prepare to move ahead.  Refuse to allow the enemy to destroy your confidence by making you feel condemned.  Overcome the flesh, and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

October 2, 2009:  The enemy is poised to attack you in the area of your emotions, but you must refuse to allow your flesh to rule or your emotions to run wild.  Stand strong, and rise up in the Spirit where you can see clearly and maintain stability.  Otherwise, it will be a roller-coaster ride.  Let Me lead you through this maze of extreme demands, conflict, and confusion.  The war is on, but victory comes through overcoming the works of the flesh and walking in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Rise up!  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

October 5, 2009:  I am establishing you, My people, in a spiritual Goshen.  It is a place of safety and provision for those who are obedient to My word and those who stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Your part is to maintain honesty and integrity as well as to be good stewards of what you've been given.  Then, I will pour out My mercy, favor and grace, and  I will give you wisdom and direct your steps.  Go forth in the power of My blessings.  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.

October 6, 2009:  Establish yourself and exercise the authority to carry out the responsibilities that you've been given on this newly swept foundation.  Be watchful, for the enemy will challenge your spiritual position.  Refuse to allow the devil to undermine your confidence in this new spiritual territory.  Stand your ground and maintain stability.  I am with you to guide you and give you wisdom as necessary.  Be alert, and keep your ear attuned to the sound of My voice, 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.

October 7, 2009:  Beloved, refuse to allow frustration to hinder your progress.  Calm yourself and quiet your soul, and allow Me to bring you through every challenge in peace.  Obstacles will literally melt away if you will just trust Me to undertake as you pray your way through.  I will give you strength to accomplish all that is before you and the wisdom that you need to surmount every obstruction and clear every hurdle.  Be strong and set your will to conquer, says the Lord.  Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

October 8, 2009:  The enemy wants to create threatening situations that will produce enough intimidation to keep you from walking and living in the Spirit.  Watch for these attacks and refuse to allow them to keep you earthbound.  Just as I have called you to come higher, the devil is calling for you to go down with discouragement and disappointment because of the things you face and have to deal with.  Refuse to allow him to ground you, says the Lord.  Resist him and keep looking up.  1 Peter 5:9  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

October 9, 2009:  Be at peace and take opportunities to rest in Me.  For, it is time for you to be refreshed and renewed in your body, soul and spirit.  Be deliberate in your decisions to come into My presence to find restoration and healing.  Don't hesitate.  Come often.  Set aside time to be quiet and seek My face, says the Lord.  You will not regret it.  Come!  Psalm 37:5-8 Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.  Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret––it only causes harm.

October 12, 2009:  In a dream I bought a helicopter for someone. It was fun and easy to use, but the person I bought it for was afraid she would crash it. I landed it in a field next to a house where there was some kind of political meeting. I was thinking if I could find her I could urge her to fly the helicopter, but she wasn't there. I tried to leave the meeting, but found that once people came into the room the doors locked and they couldn't get out. I had to wait for the next person to come in so I could slip out when the door was open. I got back in the helicopter, and was flying about 12 feet off the ground when I spotted a big bear and her cub below. The bear kept jumping up and tried to knock me out of the air, but it didn't work. I just flew away.
Interpretation: The helicopter symbolizes moving in the Spirit -- it's fun and easy, but some people are afraid.
The political meeting represents people who get trapped in church politics -- it's really hard to escape it, but possible.
The bear is symbolic of the devil doing his best to bring us down, but he will not get the job done. 

October 13, 2009:  You have made it over the hump.  The worst is behind you, and now you can progress unhindered.  I have brought you through just as I had promised, says the Lord.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad.  Rise up in praise, honor and glory to the Holy One of Israel, Almighty God, for He is worthy to be praised.  Open your heart and let your words pour fourth in adoration and thanksgiving.  Let the angels rejoice with you and give thunderous praise.  Amen.  Psalms 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

October 14, 2009:   Do you feel it?  Can you sense it in the realm of the Spirit?  You are entering a time of emancipation, a time when you will be absolutely free from controlling influences.  For, I say to you that you are even now breaking free from bondage, restraint and control that have been demonically inspired, and you are moving into a realm of liberty that is refreshing and exhilarating.  I call you forth into this new level of freedom, says the Lord.  John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

October 15, 2009:  Beloved, I am releasing a wave of revelation and wisdom that is necessary for you to move forward into the next stream of events in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be sensitive and pay attention to your observations, for they will point you in the right direction.  No detail is small enough to overlook.  Situations will take on greater than normal meaning for you as you look for signposts along the way.  Watch and be aware.  I am directing your steps.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

October 16, 2009:  Be strong!  Watch for a lying spirit to open the door to a spirit of fear.  Watch and be on guard; do not allow the enemy to gain a foothold in any area of your life.  Defeat him where you find him, and put your faith and trust in Me, says the Lord, for I am well able to bring you through any challenge.  Stand on the firm foundation of My promises to you, refusing to budge one inch from what you know to be the truth.  1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

October 19, 2009:  I experienced a prophetic enactment in which there was a single strand of a spider's web about 3 feet in front of me, and instead of pulling it down I chose to ignore it.  Then, within the space of about half an hour it was in my face.  And, I heard the Lord say, " You we need to be pay attention and be aware of the work of the enemy and pull it down as soon as you see it or it will be in your face.  2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

October 20, 2009:  This is a new day -- let bygones be bygones, says the Lord.  Every moment is a fresh and pristine opportunity to make a choice to live according to My Spirit.  You have heard it said that actions speak louder than words.  You can choose to illustrate the Kingdom of God by example and show that you are a child of the King.  Be prepared to carry out your word in deed.  2 Corinthians 3:2-3  You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

 

October 21, 2009:  Things are not necessarily as they seem.  You must walk the narrow line of truth to avoid deception.  Venture forth cautiously and without haste.  Proceed with your eyes wide open and your ears attuned to My Spirit.  Be aware; be one with Me, says the Lord, for I will direct you and keep you from the snares of the enemy and from hidden dangers.  Trust Me to lead you in the way of truth and righteousness.  Psalms 141:9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.

 

October 22, 2009:  The Lord said to set a watch for disappointments and to guard our hearts with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.  (Proverbs 4:23)  And, I kept hearing Johnny Cash’s song "Walk the Line" over and over again.  Here are the song lyrics --

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine, I walk the line

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

Song of Solomon 6:3 I am my beloved’s, And my beloved is mine.

October 23, 2009:  I am revealing all that is hidden in the dark recesses of your heart and circumstances so that you may know precisely the source and reason for the things you are dealing with.  I will show you the open doors that have allowed the attacks against you from the devil as well as your own flesh so that there is no question as to what you must fight against and overcome.  Do not be afraid to make an honest examination of the things that have been a concern to you, says the Lord.  Mark 4:22   For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.

October 26, 2009:  I heard in the Spirit the sounding of an A, as in an orchestra tuning their instruments.  And, the Lord said, "I am sending a long and distinct sound from heaven to earth so that when you hear this sound that you can come into harmony with Me and with one another.  Listen carefully and move with the heavenly sound, for now is the time to begin to move into the things that I have prepared for you.  1 Corinthians 2:9   But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

October 27, 2009:  Beloved, I am systematically cutting off the flesh -- places where carnality has ruled.  Everything that, up to this point, could be shaken has been shaken.  But, the result of this shaking will be to release you from unnecessary burdens and bring you to a place of unbridled liberty in the Spirit.  Now it is time to strengthen all that is pure and undefiled.  Allow My Spirit to freely flow in, around, and through you, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:26-29  (His) 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.

October 28, 2009:  Be aware and watch for the enemy's devices that will saddle you with imposition as he pressures you to act out of a sense of obligation instead of being moved by My Spirit.  Just as you, My people, are learning to move in the unbridled liberty of the Spirit, the devil will do his utmost to keep you bound by religious exercise.  Recognize it, and refuse to be brought into bondage in any way, says the Lord.  Obligation has its roots in a spirit of fear.  The fear of rejection results in being a people-pleaser.  1 Thessalonians 2:4 But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.

October 29, 2009:  Victory is to the overcomer; it is not something that comes to you automatically or without effort.  You have to seize it, take it by force.  It is success in the struggle.  I tell you this so that you will not take the position of a powerless victim.   I have called you to be overcomers, conquerors, triumphant in all things.  Refuse to allow the enemy to victimize you.  Rise up and take your rightful position, says the Lord.  Romans 8:37  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

October 30, 2009:  The stress caused by the issues of life have the potential to create stress in your physical body.  Now is the time to deal with the issues and to tie up loose ends that keep you from maintaining peace emotionally, mentally and physically.  Do not delay in taking care of these matters; procrastination is your enemy.  Be diligent to methodically and consistently keep moving towards freedom and tranquility, says the Lord.  Job 22:21  Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.
 

November 2009 words --

November 2, 2009:  Beloved,  I am relieving you of obligations that have kept you from walking in the liberty of My Spirit.  And, I am removing the guilt that others have imposed upon you that kept you from the freedom that I wish for My children.  This is a new day and even the beginning of a new era.  I will lead you on the path of liberation in this season if you are willing to let go of the limitations and bondages of the past, says the Lord.  Trust Me!  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.

November 3, 2009:  I have sown My Word of promise in your heart, says the Lord.  But, you will have to protect that seed from the enemy who will try to snatch it away.  You will have to keep it alive in the ground of your heart by reminding yourself of what I am doing in this season.  Otherwise, it will be business as usual, and you will become a hearer only and not a doer.  Do not let this happen, or you will miss the blessing.  Matthew 13:3-9  Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: "Behold, a sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.  Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.  But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.  But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

November 4, 2009:  Be still and be sensitive to the work of My Spirit in your spirit.  If you will allow it, there is a deep work of joy coming up from the very depth of your being.  It is a joy that transcends and overcomes every circumstance that the enemy has used to bring you down to negativity and despair.  Cooperate with this move of My Spirit, says the Lord, and My virtue will flow forth to bring healing and restoration.  And, it will restore you to fresh hope and faith.  Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.

November 5, 2009:  I am opening doors that will lead you to new experiences and challenges.  Go forth in freedom with an open heart and a sense of adventure.  If you try to move ahead maintaining fear or dread the result will be frustration and defeat.  Trust Me and expect to be led by way of peace and victory.  I will direct your steps and give you wisdom as necessary, says the Lord.  Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

November 6, 2009:  Hold what you value with an open hand.  If you try to possess it with a firm grasp, it will slip through your fingers.  The earth is Mine and all that is in it, says the Lord.  You cannot own what does not belong to you, and I continue to establish the concept of stewardship and not ownership in the hearts of My people.  You, beloved, are only sojourners on the earth, not permanent residents.  Your earthly existence is but for a moment.  Keep eternal perspective.  Let go, and yield to the work and moving of My Spirit.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

November 9, 2009:  In a vision I saw kites flying, which represented freedom to me.  Then, I saw children with their hands reaching up.  And, I heard the Lord say,  "Let your reach exceed your grasp."  I took this to mean that the Lord wants us to reach for more than we can see or grasp or touch.  His desire for us is to always desire to know more of Him and His kingdom.  Acts 17:27  ... 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.

November 10, 2009:  I continue to bring you, My people, into divine order.  When you are operating under My order and authority, everything will be in the flow of My Spirit.  Yield to this work down to the finest detail of what I show you, says the Lord.  For, this is also a time when I am calling you to walk more closely with Me and to be in tune with My heart.  You are My chosen vessels, and the work that is now being done will cause us to be One.  John 17:11 "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.

November 11, 2009:  Beloved, there are still things in your life that need to be torn down before the rebuilding process can proceed.  When that which seems to be destined for destruction comes on the scene, quickly let go.  Don't try to hang on.  Allow for My divine renovation.  But, it is also important that you be still in your inner man and discern this work of the Spirit.  Refuse to allow emotional investments to cloud your judgment or discernment, says the Lord.  John 7:24 "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

November 12, 2009:  You are now sensing and know in your spirit and soul that there has been a well-defined change from the past that has been in process over the past months.  I already made you aware that I am doing a new thing in your life and the lives of My people, and you accepted that word by faith.  But now, you can actually discern the change and see it with your eyes.  Expect to have a short break or lull, but be aware that if you don't understand what this is or why it is happening, you may feel disoriented.  This is a time to draw close to Me, says the Lord, put your faith in Me and rest.  Romans 14:22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God.

November 13, 2009:  Every deterrent is being blown away by the wind of My Spirit.  And, in this new season you will begin to see and experience My presence in a more powerful way.  As you allow distractions to be swept away and your focus on Me to be uninterrupted, you will enter this time of spiritual vitality and growth.  There is an air of expectancy in the realm of the spirit.  Go forth with a sense of purpose and boldness, says the Lord.  Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

November 16, 2009:  As, I waited in the presence of the Lord, I found myself craving routine and a sense of stability in circumstances. But, the Lord broke in and said, "I am still shaking many of your places of comfort because they represent areas where you have become stale and religious. I want to bring a fresh wind that will stir renewed interest and excitement in the work that I am doing as opposed to what you are doing! Too many of My people have taken great pride in believing they possess special knowledge, which they use to elevate themselves in the Kingdom. But, I'm looking for those with humble, open, and hungry hearts. They are the ones I will use mightily in this next season. Let My wind blow and let go of thoughts of routine and comfort. Arise to a new level of adventure and expectation."
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

November 17, 2009:  Beloved, because of your faithful prayers and strong stand against the wiles of the devil, the pall of oppression is lifting.  The light of righteousness is piercing the thick gloom of darkness.  I call you forth into healing, restoration, and renewal.  It is time for you to emerge from the caves and shadows where you have hidden yourselves, and come into the light of a new day, says the Lord.  Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

November 18, 2009:  The enemy has launched an attack against you, My people, to cause confusion, misunderstandings, miscommunication and hindrances.  You must rise up in the spirit realm and shut the door on this attack and call forth a clearing of the air ways.  And, I will give you clarity and open the door and clear the way for you to proceed unhindered, says the Lord.  Be diligent to wage a good warfare.  Victory is assured.  1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.

November 19, 2009:  I am bringing a conclusion to various aspects of your circumstances, but be aware that getting to the final result will continue for a time to be a process.  There are still things that need to be dealt with before the final summation.  Move through this process with faith and confidence that I am doing a good work and the results will be well pleasing to you and to Me, says the Lord.  Let Me move you in this conclusive flow.  Colossians 1:9-12 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.

November 20, 2009:  The way is clear, and the door is open for you to proceed.  Go forth with confidence and assurance, for I am with you, says the Lord.  It is time for you to possess all that has been prepared for you.  Do not be afraid or doubt that you have been set aside for My purposes at this time and for this season.  If you will yield to the moving of My Spirit, I will cause you to actualize your kingdom potential.  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."
 
November 23, 2009:  Beloved, refuse to allow the voice of the enemy to bring discouragement and keep you from fulfilling your destiny in Me, says the Lord.  I have called and chosen you to manifest My kingdom in this time and in this generation.  You live in a critical age where darkness abounds, but My grace and truth abound even more.   I will empower you to do the impossible, because with Me all things are possible.  Only believe!  Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

November 24, 2009:  I have already led you in the way of broad-sweeping changes both spiritually and in the natural realm that are necessary to prepare you for the next leg of your journey.  But now, I will show you places where small changes will bring greater definition and clarity -- things that need to be tweaked.  You are in a time of fine-tuning, and I will lead you and give you wisdom in this.  Don't be afraid that you will overlook something or miss out on My plans and purposes.  And, I tell you the truth, the enemy has released an assignment of torment against My people of self-doubt and condemnation to keep you from moving forward with confidence and boldness.  Resist this attack and trust Me, says the Lord.  Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

November 25, 2009:  We have been through a period of the past seven months where the Lord has brought about astounding changes in our lives.  He has done a work of bringing us into a complete and divine order, which seemed at the time to be really, really difficult because we didn't fully understand what He was doing.  He had to bring destruction in ways that would cause us to let go of the things that would hinder His plans and purposes for us.  I'm not absolutely sure, but it looks like we are at the end of this re-ordering process.  I believe this was confirmed as I experienced an unnatural fatigue as though I had completed a long and exhausting journey.  Yet, when I awoke, I was completely refreshed and awake; not just awake from a night's sleep, but awake and alert from a dark and deep spiritual sleep.  And, I believe that we have entered a new day of heightened discernment and clarity together with a sense of release and purpose that will help us yield more completely and move unhindered in the flow of the Holy Spirit.  2 Timothy 1:14 That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

November 26, 2009:  I am liberating those of you, My people, who have a desire to be free.  I'm releasing all who really want breakthrough, but remember that it is a narrow and righteous path and not the broad way of the world.  Therefore, I will cause you to look and consider carefully your circumstances and encounters in this season.  It is vital that you yield to correction when it comes, for it will produce the peaceable fruit of righteousness, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

November 27, 2009:  Beloved, this is a time of second chances.  You will recognize this path because you've been this way before.  However, it will be of great benefit to you if you will take the time and put forth the effort to pay attention to details.   Discern My work as opposed to the work of flesh or the work of the enemy so that you can respond differently than you have in the past.  There are some life lessons here that will serve you well if you will see things in the light of revelation and discern the difference between reacting in the flesh or responding in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

November 30, 2009:  My eyes are searching the whole earth for a people willing to stand firmly in the truth of My Word without compromise.  I'm looking for those who have a heart after My own heart, says the Lord.  And, I will raise up for Myself a generation who will answer the call and can be trusted to establish My Kingdom in truth and righteousness.  Luke 18:8b  Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?


 

December 2009 words --

 

December 1, 2009:  Begin again on your firm foundation, the Rock, which is Christ.   Simplify!  Things have become too complex in many areas of your life.  Go back to the basics of what you know is right.  Set yourself on the correct course by accepting and applying simple truths, and refuse to take on more responsibility that you can effectively handle.  Know that I am with you, and My strength is made perfect in your weakness, says the Lord  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

 

December 2, 2009:  I speak to you as a reminder that even though others curse you and bring all manner of evil against you, it should not be so with you, My people.  It is My desire that you bless and not curse; that you pray for those who come against you with their hearts and mouths.  It is a righteous thing to be persecuted when you are blameless.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, says the Lord.  Matthew 5:11-12  "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

 

December 3, 2009:  The enemy has set about to attack My chosen ones through the temptation of self-deprecation and self-hatred.  If you allow him to open this door he will set about to ruin your relationship with Me and with others, says the Lord.  Refuse to yield to this temptation for even a moment, but rather resist him and his tactics to bring destruction.  You must change your focus from looking at yourself to looking at the Author and Finisher of your faith, Christ.  And, remind yourself of how much I love you.  1 John 4:9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

 

December 4, 2009:  Be still.  Quiet your emotions, stay steady in your spirit, and be free.  The enemy desires to saddle you with feelings that will undermine your spiritual stability.  These include guilt, shame, rejection, fear, and loneliness.  Do not entertain these feelings, they come only as temptations, but if you take them to yourself, the enemy has an open door to afflict you.  It is vital that you stay alert and watch for the enemy's invasion of your peace, says the Lord.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

December 7, 2009:  Beloved, if you are willing and open to My direction, I will re-establish some old, foundational truths on a higher level so they will come alive in you and become fresh bread.  Distractions abound, and you could miss this opportunity if you don't make yourself available to Me.  You must come aside be quiet enough in your soul so that you can hear Me, says the Lord.  John 4:32 But He said to them, "I have food to eat of which you do not know.  Therefore the disciples said to one another, "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?"  Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work."

 

December 8, 2009:  I am perfecting those things that concern you, says the Lord.  I am still establishing order in My house and bringing all things under My banner of order and justice.  Don't be surprised when you find that there is always something else that I'm dealing with in your life.  You are still in a refining process, and this will continue.  Yield to this process and rejoice in the work that I am doing in you.  You are being transformed into My image!  2 Corinthians 3:18   But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

December 9, 2009:  Refuse to allow your circumstances or emotional responses to your current situation to pull you away from the truth of My word.  Let the Word be your plumb line and truth your foundation.  And, set a watch for confusion, for it is an attack and temptation from the enemy.  As you have read, I am not the author of confusion.  Seek me in the simplicity of a pure heart, and I will bring clarity and peace in the midst of chaos, 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.

 

December 10, 2009:  Watch and discern, for I see the hearts of My intercessors and I hear the earnestness of your prayers.  I will manifest My gift of faith through you.  And, you will know that your prayers are not issuing forth from human faith but a divine faith that requires an answer.  I am elevating your focus so that you can see through My eyes and pray according to My will, says the Lord.  You will also enter the realm of greater expectation as you move in divine purpose.  1 Corinthians 12:7-11  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 11, 2009:  It's been an uphill climb, but things will begin to level out.  This leveling out will be a process, so don't get discouraged if you don't see the results immediately.  Calmly stay in faith and be patient.  Your quiet trust is important at this juncture.  I am still fixing things that need to be fixed, says the Lord, and the further you go in getting things fixed, the more intimate the accomplishment of this task becomes.  Expect it to get very personal.  Psalms 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.

 

December 14, 2009:  As I was in the Spirit, I heard weeping and mourning, and I could sense an atmosphere of isolation and loneliness, a true wilderness.  Then, I heard the Lord calling to the four winds, to the people of His heart, to gather His beloved.  And, I knew that He was doing a work of re-gathering, in a true homecoming,  those who had been scattered to the four winds.  He will bring a sense of unity and peace to His people.  Psalms 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

 

December 15, 2009:  I speak to those of you whose vision has become obscured.  You have lost sight of what I have called you to do, and you are not sure what's next.  This so-called lack of vision is by design.  I want to be your vision!  I want your focus to be on Me and not on what is next to do.  Lift your head and look to Me.  Fix your gaze on Me.  Find your fulfillment in Me, not in what you are willing or able to do, says the Lord.  I alone am worthy of your attention, and I will lead you in the way you should go.  Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

December 16, 2009:  Watch for the enemy to try to get you off-balance by pulling you in too many directions.  This will happen either physically by having too much to do or mentally and emotionally.  His plan is to make you feel scattered in order to dissipate your energy.  Rise up against this attack and refuse to allow it to have any power over you.  You can do this by deliberately spending quality time in quiet contemplation of My Word to regain serenity and balance.  I am your peace, says the Lord.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

 

December 17, 2009:  I kept hearing in my spirit the word "resolution."  It means the act of reducing to a simpler form; the act of answering or solving; bringing to a conclusion.  And, I believe the Lord is saying that we are entering a time of resolution, of solving old problems and simplifying our lives by allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us in the completion of an old cycle before we progress to a new phase of experience.  We have been in transition for quite some time, but we are now ready to move forward with the guidance of the Spirit.  John 16:13  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

 

December 18, 2009:  I take great delight in you, My beloved children.  I see your hearts of dedication and commitment in the midst of an evil generation.  I chose you, and you came forth.  I called, and you answered.  I led, and you followed.  I speak and you hear.  I am your God, and you are My people.  I call you Hephzibah (my delight is in her), and you are My Beulah, My Bride.  Isaiah 62:4 You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.

 

December 21, 2009:  I am not a God who cannot see or understand the tests and trials that you have endured.  I see, and I have sustained you through the trouble, for I am with you.  And now, today, I pronounce a blessing on you -- a tangible blessing; just open your heart to receive, says the Lord.  Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.

 

December 22, 2009:  Beloved, I have already brought warnings to you to guard your heart with all diligence.  Be aware that the enemy is roaring around, looking for those who will get in his most dangerous territory through allowing their emotions to run wild.  Guard your thoughts and emotions, and refuse to allow the devil to bring discouragement, disappointment and depression.  Rise up and embrace My joy, says the Lord, and be strengthened in your inner man.    Draw near to me, and place your hope in My love for you.  Resist the devil, for there is no temptation too great for you to overcome.  1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

 

December 23, 2009:  Pay attention, and you will see that I am with you to direct and bless you in all things, but particularly in the things that seem to be insignificant.  If you look, you will see My handiwork in every phase of your existence; even in things that you have dreaded having to face.  Actually, you may find yourself being pleasantly surprised in various ways.  Take these opportunities to bolster your hope and faith in the fact that I am your very present help, says the Lord.  Psalm 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

 

December 24, 2009:  Let Me lead you in a profound relationship with Me, says the Lord.  I speak to those whose hearts desire spiritual intimacy, and as you express your desire by crying out to Me, I will take you on a path that you could only have imagined in times past.  Your wish is My command, and your request will not go unanswered.  My heart searches the earth, and my eyes look to and fro to find those who truly seek to dedicate and consecrate themselves to My kingdom purposes.  2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

 

December 25, 2009:  I'm giving you an extra measure of grace.  I will exert My holy influence over your life to strengthen you and bolster your faith, says the Lord.  If you will discern it, you will find and enjoy the unusual fragrance of My company.  Receive with joy, and bask in the sweetness of My presence.  Come and find your delight and rest with Me.  2 John 1:3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

 

December 28, 2009:  I kept hearing *gun-shy in my spirit.  Then, I heard the Lord:  You keep recoiling at the first hint of adversity because of all that you've been through.  But, I'm calling you forth to a new level of boldness so that you can press through with power that comes from the assurance that I am with you and will give you the strength to overcome.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
*gun-shy:  distrustful, afraid, cautious.

 

December 29, 2009:  Prepare to move forward without regret.  Distress and sorrow will only keep you bound to the past.  Now is the time to release everything that has caused you to mourn, and as you deliberately let go, you will be released to rise up in the realm of My peace and joy.  I speak to many of you, My people, who have believed the devil's lies that there is nothing to live for or hope for, but I tell you the truth that you can't even imagine what I have in store 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."

 

December 30, 2009:  You are beginning to awaken from what seems to have been a deep sleep and troubling dreams.  The circumstances that have dictated the direction of your life have been bizarre and disorienting, but now you will begin to have greater understanding and clarity of purpose.  Do not mourn over what seems to be lost; things had to change in this course correction.  In the process, you certainly have not lost Me, says the Lord, but you are about to embrace destiny in reality.  You will be able to see from a new vantage point.  Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

 

December 31, 2009:  Open your eyes.  See and discern the times and seasons, says the Lord.  You are in a time of renovation and restoration.  It is a time of spiritual cleaning, repairing and rebuilding.  What you see in the natural realm is a sign of what is transpiring in the spirit realm.  I am renewing and restoring you to a new life and vigor.  Take heart, and yield to this spiritual stimulation that will invigorate you at the deepest level of your being.  Psalms 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.