SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
By Marsha Burns
JANUARY 2010 WORDS --
January 1, 2010: The work that I am doing in you, My people, is multiple and varied. What I do among you will encompass numerous aspects composed of distinct elements and qualities -- diversified to the point that each individual in My kingdom will be treated uniquely. I do not see you only as part of a great and global assembly; I see you separately. I know your needs and your desires, and your relationship with Me is very personal indeed; yet you are part of an indivisible whole, the Body of Christ. Beloved, you are not hidden in the crowd, nor can you hide. Come to Me, knowing that you have My undivided attention in the midst of your trials and your triumphs. Go forth in the assurance that I am with and for you, says the Lord. Romans 8:31-39 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
January 4, 2010: 1 Corinthians 13:9 "For we know in part and we prophesy in part." This is my part.
1. Re-dig old wells
We will continue to re-dig old wells and re-establish the ancient pathways, but what does that mean? I believe it means that our wells of anointing have been contended for and stopped up, and we have to rediscover those anointings and with persistent faith and warfare re-establish the pathway to victory over the enemy.”
Did you once hear from God? Did He speak to you in specific ways giving you guidance and direction? Did you have prophetic words, words of wisdom, words of knowledge, speak in tongues, or interpret tongues? Did you once have a flow of discerning of spirits, or have faith to pray for healings or miracles?
What about the well of worship? It isn’t going to just start flowing until you take time and put forth the effort to deliberately worship Him! The well of hearing God won’t flow until you take the time to sit in His presence and seek His face with faith to hear His voice.
It is time to re-dig the old wells, by faith, overcome hindrances, and drink from those fresh and flowing waters of the Holy Spirit again by making ourselves available to the Spirit to reach our full potential in Christ.
2. The Goshen Anointing
What God has called the “Joseph Covenant” continues. Basically, this means that His part is that He will give us the best of the land, bless and cause us to prosper in the midst of famine or recession. Our part is to be a good steward of what He has given us and what He has given us to do. And that we are people of integrity (incorruptibility and honesty).
3. We are still watchmen
We will continue to develop greater and more mature discernment to know good and evil, to discern our own human spirit, others’ human spirits, demonic spirits and attacks, angelic activity, and the presence of the Lord. We also need to discern and judge prophecy – to know whether a word is really from God or from the heart of man.
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.
There is a current demonic progression that we must set a watch for:
A lying spirit tempts with the thought that things will never get better.
A spirit of fear paralyzes.
A spirit of infirmity produces hopelessness and helplessness.
A spirit of heaviness brings discouragement, despair and perhaps even depression.
A spirit of death kills faith.
We need to fight back!
4. Foundation swept
Our spiritual foundation has been in process of being swept clean of pretence, hypocrisy and pride. The rebuilding will be a work of strength and endurance; of order and purity.
No more wood, hay and straw – that is, no more flesh. It needs to be ALL God – gold, silver, precious stones.
God continues to fix things that need fixing, and even though this is always what He does, there has been a particular emphasis on this work in us in the past year. Or, at least, we have been more acutely aware of this project of renovation. Old things need to be torn down to make way for the new.
Renovation: cleaning, repairing, rebuilding – to restore to a better state.
Small Straws: 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.
We have been lifted higher, even in the midst of uncertainty. It is a time of repositioning when we will be established in a higher place, the New Plateau.
Isaiah 2:2-3 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
God is also re-gathering those who have been scattered, a sort of homecoming for people around the world.
Small Straws: 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.
There are yet more changes on the horizon that will be necessary to keep us on course to fulfill our destiny. We can trust God to bring us along His path of righteousness and blessing. He WILL direct our steps.
7. Prophetic Intercession
8. Spirit of Caleb
9. Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom
Your level of obedience to My Word and your faith in My promises will be tested. Disobedience and unbelief will be revealed in the fires of testing, and you will have opportunities to make corrections as necessary. Do not be afraid, for this is part of the cleansing process that will produce the power of My presence. Without the fires of purification, you will not realize the power.
This is a time of renovation and restoration and of coming into complete order in every area of your life. Order will be the result of allowing divine wisdom to direct your steps on every level and in every situation and circumstance. Seek Me continually, and trust Me perpetually.
You have experienced an upheaval and a shaking, and your foundation has been laid bare. Now, you can begin to be established and settled on a new level of understanding and stability. Stay in the flow of My Spirit, and you will regain confidence that I am doing a good work in you and will bring it to perfection. The worst is over, but it’s not over.
The enemy has tried to isolate you and instill a sense of lonely desolation, but he is a liar. I am going to override this attack against you and give you a sense of connection. You will again know innately that you are a vital part of the whole. And, your fear of living without purpose will be a thing of the past. I am your purpose!
That feeling of being stagnant is going to be displaced as you yield to a subtle stirring in your innermost being. This stirring will make you feel unsettled and will create a desire to move, to progress, that cannot be denied. You can no longer live with feeling stifled, stale, and bored. It is My will that you break forth out of deadness; let Me lead you in newness of life and restore to you a sense of kingdom adventure.
Watch as I open doors of opportunity for you to shine in dark places. You don’t like the darkness, but it still exists and grows more and more desolate. You are My light, and this darkness will not overtake you, but will be revealed for what it is by the light that is in you. Keep the lamp of the Spirit burning brightly within, and let your light shine!
The things that you have been required to lay aside for a season will begin to re-emerge, and even though they appear to be exactly the same, you will soon realize that this emergence is actually the manifestation of new growth. What you laid down had to go through a spiritual metamorphosis, and will come forth as born from above – changed in substance and nature. This is a resurrection of sorts, a seed sown in the flesh, dead, buried, and resurrected in the power of the Spirit. Rejoice!
The days ahead are pregnant with the hope of My glory and are ready to bring forth, says the Lord
January 6, 2010: The
enemy has unleashed a whirlwind of confusion consisting of a fear, infirmity and
heaviness. He will do what he can to discourage and demoralize you.
But, I say to you, resist the temptation to dump down into hopelessness or
despair. Be calm and ride the wave of My strength that will take you
through this barrage of attacks. You will come through in victory if you
will stand unwavering in hope and faith, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians
2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through
us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
January 7, 2010: Be still, and know that I am God. There is nothing too difficult for Me, says the Lord. I have all power and authority, and I have empowered you to do all that I have set you to do. Refuse discouragement. Rise up in the knowledge that I am with you to accomplish My purposes in your place on the earth. Continue with a steady pace, and do not take your emotional reactions too seriously, for the enemy will use them against you to bring you down. Be strong and proceed in the Caleb anointing of courage. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
January 8, 2010: I was praying this morning for a man who has been diagnosed with cancer, and the Lord revealed that other men in the church he attends have been afflicted with cancer and died. And, the Lord said: "Satan has opened a door against My servants and has established a stronghold. That assignment must be broken and that door shut before healing will come. I have given you authority over the enemy to bind and loose, shut and open." I was reminded of a nearby town where there had been an unusually high number of teenagers who had died in accidents or suicide in a short period of time. That trend continued until someone from that town prayed and shut the door on that attack. Matthew 16:19 "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
January 11, 2010: I speak to you about your giving, and many of you, My people, have allowed your tithing to be no more than religious duty. Beloved, I want you to give as an act of extreme worship. Give with thanksgiving and joy, for it is My desire to honor your spirit of generosity, and it is My delight to open the windows of heaven and pour out My blessing upon you, says the Lord. Malachi 3:10-12 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field," Says the LORD of hosts; and all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a delightful land," says the LORD of hosts.
January 12, 2010: The spirit of divination is on the rise. It has once again reared its ugly head to control and manipulate apart from responsibility and legitimate authority. Sharpen your discernment and watch for the manifestation of this spirit to interrupt the flow of My Holy Spirit, says the Lord. Those who allow this spirit to work through them have opened a door and made a way through self-will and rebellion. Stand strong and unwavering in My guidance, for I will direct your steps with the gentle nudging of My Spirit. 1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.
January 13, 2010: Pay attention and particularly discern the attack of the enemy against you at this time, My people. The devil is doing all that he can do to open doors of affliction through criticism and accusation. Watch for attacks from a haughty spirit, an antichrist spirit, and a lying spirit. Refuse to allow them to have any place in you. Resist these demonic forces by the power of My Spirit, says the Lord, and overcome. They shall have no dominion over you. James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
January 14, 2010: The current attacks against you are for the express purpose of causing you to dump down in the flesh instead of walking in the power of My Spirit. And, I say to you that there is no victory in depending on the arm of flesh, nor is there any spiritual strength or resurgence. Resist the temptation to view life from a personal bias or a worldly perspective, but rather rise up in the Spirit in order to have true insight, hearing, and understanding, says the Lord. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 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.
January 15, 2010: Beloved, refuse to allow your emotional responses to circumstances make you feel like you are losing ground. Discouragement will disable you and keep you bound by infirmity, making you feel like a victim. But, I have given you power and authority to break free and stay free from everything that would hold you, says the Lord. Actively take control of your mind, and do not allow negative thoughts or emotions to rule. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
January 18, 2010: In a vision, I saw a wall before me that seemed to be a dead end. Yet, as I got closer, the wall evaporated, and I could see clearly that this obstacle had been an illusion which had given way to what I heard in the Spirit was the "expanse of destiny." And, I heard the Lord say: This wall of obstruction has become a door of renewed hope and freedom that is set before you. I release you now to break away from the past and break through everything that has been a hindrance to your spiritual progress. Hosea 2:15 I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
January 19, 2010: Before you can move one inch on the path of destiny, you must forgive every offense from your heart. Remember and practice My word, "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise." I will give unique opportunities to each of you, My people, to be established in these sayings of Mine, for I will have a unified Body--a Church that is blameless and without spot or blemish. Surrender to the work of My Spirit in the deepest recesses of your heart. Your spiritual life depends on it, says the Lord. Matthew 18:34-35 "And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."
January 20, 2010: I
am positioning you at the door of liberty. You are poised and ready to be
released into greater freedom than you have experienced for a long time.
All you have to do is deliberately let go of the past and everything that has
held you in emotional, mental or spiritual bondage. This is a new day,
which will be absolutely exhilarating both naturally and supernaturally, but you
must relinquish your claim of personal injustice and all that holds your back,
says the Lord. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by
which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of
January 21, 2010: Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit, for you are entering a time when you can truly put an end to procrastination and tie up loose ends. I am surrounding My people with an extraordinary measure of favor and grace to do all that is necessary. As soon as you choose to be done with the things that have overwhelmed you, the burden of heaviness will lift and you will be free to move forward. I will enhance and accelerate your every effort, says the Lord, but you must take the first step. Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
January 22, 2010: In these days your decisions will take on greater significance, and your choices will be as seeds sown that will produce a harvest of greater magnitude than you have previously ever experienced. It is, therefore, to your advantage to choose according to My wisdom. It is vital in this season that you draw near to Me, that you walk in truth and humility, and that you exercise the utmost integrity in all that you think, say, and do, says the Lord. Ask for wisdom, and be wise! Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
January 25, 2010: Be still and listen! Do you hear the sound of My voice calling to you to come to Me? I wish to have a time of fellowship with you, says the Lord. Do you sense the stirring in your spirit, a shift in desire causing a very subtle but gentle awakening? Put aside the noise of circumstances and busyness, and allow your yearning heart to be fulfilled in sweet communion. Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
January 26, 2010: Watch for the enemy to try to gain access by provoking you through aggravation. Refuse to allow the devil to have any control over you whatsoever. When irritation presents itself, be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Division is an effective weapon against you, My people. Rise up and resist every temptation that would lead to sin in your heart. Be strong and courageous against every power of darkness, says the Lord. James 1:19-20 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
January 27, 2010: Beloved, there has been an extreme and intense shaking in and among you, My people. This has been for the purpose of revealing aspects of your lives that need redemption. These are things that must either be transformed from flesh to Spirit or be removed altogether. This ref#February_2010_words_--ormation is vital in this time of the preparation of My Bride, says the Lord. And, you must deliberately surrender everything that is resistant to this process if you are to proceed in My purposes. To hide or protect your carnality is to resist the cleansing. Revelation 19:7 "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
January 28, 2010: Keep looking up, and refuse to allow discouragement to keep you from breakthrough. There are things over which you have no control, things that are beyond your level of responsibility and authority. These are the circumstances that you need to release to Me, says the Lord. That means you must let go completely. Otherwise, your thoughts and emotions concerning these issues only hinder the work of My Spirit. Answers and breakthrough will come as You seek Me, and I will give you peace when you trust Me. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
January 29, 2010: The enemy has released an attack against you to press you into service in ways that I have not called you, says the Lord. And, if you refuse, he will heap up condemnation against you to try to force you to be misled and distracted. Recognize this onslaught for what it is and stand firm without remorse or regret. This will be a strong and important test of your discernment. Quiet your thoughts and emotions so that you can know in every situation whether or not you have the witness of the Spirit with your spirit as to what you must do. Romans 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit...
February 2010 words --
February 1, 2010: The last round of attacks from the devil have left many of you fractured and disoriented. But you, My people, must begin to look up again. Put your hope and faith in Me, says the Lord. When you begin to seek My face in earnest, I will release a powerful move of My Spirit to bring healing and restoration to you both individually and corporately. Put your trust in Me. Jeremiah 39:18 "For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me," says the LORD.
February 2, 2010: You are on the threshold of spiritual breakthrough, and the enemy is frantically doing all he can to keep this from happening. You are a threat to his invasion. Watch closely for his intrusion into your life through circumstances, interaction with others, and even your own thoughts and emotions. Give him no ground whatsoever. Resist him at every turn, and he will flee, says the Lord. That is a promise! James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
February 3, 2010: Come into My presence and be still. Release every burden and every disturbing thought and emotion, and just rest. For, certainly as you are quiet before Me, I will comfort you, fill you to overflowing with My Spirit, and release healing and restoration into your entire being. No more worry or striving or clamoring. Just rest. I am the God who heals you and delivers you from calamity and destruction, says the Lord. Psalm 91:1-11 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
February 4, 2010: Beloved, set a watch for opposition and division. Regardless of where it pops up or the reasons behind it or the justifications for it, it is still the work of the enemy. You can't fix anything or work through anything in the flesh or by human reason. This must be done in the realm of the spirit by the Holy Spirit and maintaining godly focus. Remind yourself of My purposes, My work, and My promises, says the Lord. Maintain eternal perspective, which is to look beyond what is immediate and temporary to that which is eternal. Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
February 5, 2010: Watch as I bring answers to long-awaited questions and conclusions to unresolved problems. I am offering opportunities to put things right so that you can move forward unhindered. You cannot receive the fullness of My blessings and provision without resolution of old issues, says the Lord. And, I have opened the door and made a way for you to deal with those things that have hampered your progress and kept you bound. Freedom awaits! Matthew 18:15-17 "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector."
February 8, 2010: Now is the time when you can realize breakthrough and move forward in My purposes, for I am causing you to deal with your own heart and rise above the flesh into the Spirit where liberty abounds. Release yourself from everything -- every thought, every emotion and every decision that has been in opposition to My name, says the Lord. Then, you will find the bondages broken and the chains of restriction removed so that you can flee from the prison of your own making. Psalms 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces.
February 9, 2010: Beloved, you have not been this way before, and I am bringing you along in a leisurely fashion so you don't miss anything along the way. There is much for you to learn and grow from in these days, things that will reveal your heart with deeper and more complete understanding. This is no time to clamor in fear or frantically try to maintain status quo, but it is a time when you can quietly receive wisdom, guidance and resolution that will serve you immeasurably in the days ahead, says the Lord. Stay calm. Proverbs 17:27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
February 10, 2010: Stop and discern My heart in every situation and circumstance. Make sure that everything that you say or do is in complete accord with My purposes. Develop the habit of walking in the Spirit so that your flesh cannot have free rein. You will be amazed at how easy it really is once you make the decision to not just react to life but to respond to My Spirit in every instance. This is a new day and requires a new approach, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
February 11, 2010: Prepare to emerge from darkness and uncertainty into the light of My presence and glory. Even though there have been difficulties along the way, you will find yourself unexpectedly strengthened. And, those times when you felt like such a victim of situations, circumstances, and people will melt away and become a vague memory. The breakthrough that you are about to experience will far outweigh the trouble that it took to get to this point, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
February 12, 2010: Many of you, My people, have felt dazed, stunned, as if in a stupor. This has been a very effective weapon that the enemy has used against you to keep you from being effective. But, I tell you honestly that this fog is going to lift, and the oppression shall cease. You will suddenly have clarity of mind and purpose like coming out of a deep, dark sleep into the bright light of 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.
February 15, 2010: Watch and be alert to distractions that will take you away from the purity of your relationship with Me, says the Lord. If you can concentrate on walking in the Spirit, you and those with you will experience spiritual breakthrough. And, you will never be the same again. Remember that I am building through you on a foundation that has been swept clean and the religious debris burned. It is of vital importance that you do not build according to flesh and temporal things, but build according to the leading of My Spirit that which is eternal. Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
February 16, 2010: Take courage and lean on My strength to keep moving through the difficulties that you face. You need to be patient and trust Me to lead, guide, direct and protect you at this time. Do not despair when you do not seem to have what it takes to deal with current issues. Ask, and I will give you wisdom. This too shall pass, and new focus and clarity will come forth like the first rays of sunshine of a new day. Keep looking up, 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, 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.
February 17, 2010: I saw in a vision a natural tunnel carved through a massive, hard, and jagged rock. There was room for only one person to go through at a time. In places there was not room to stand, but to only to crawl through. The path could only be lit by natural means, such as a torch or flashlight. And, I asked the Lord what this meant, and He said: I am showing you a representation of the trial that you've been coming through. There hasn't been much light for you to see clearly ahead. The path has been fraught with danger, fear, and uncertainty. Hear Me, beloved, I'm telling you the truth. You are about to come forth from this place and see the light. The darkness has caused you to look inwardly to see the dark places in your own heart, and when you emerge you will enjoy the freedom from darkness both naturally and spiritually, says the Lord. Then, you will look back and see how fruitful this journey has been and rejoice. Psalms 90:8 You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
February 18, 2010: Rise above the turmoil of your thoughts and emotions; quiet your soul and be still. Come into My presence where there is joy forevermore. Come and have a time of sweet communion. Come, and let Me fill you with My peace. You need a time of refreshing and a new infilling of My Spirit. Come to be refreshed, restored, and renewed. Don't put it off; come now. Bask in the light and power of My love. You will not leave disappointed. Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
February 19, 2010: Your past has come up once again for review, and I'm calling you, My people, to be done with regret for the things you did do as well as the things you did not do. Apply the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ to your heart and to your wounds. This is not a time to grumble, complain, accuse, or justify yourself. Rather, use this season as one of thanksgiving for kingdom benefit and kingdom work. Let the blood of redemption and sanctification do its complete work in you, says the Lord. Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
February 22, 2010: You will begin to see that things that have been held back will be released at this time. Be sensitive, and you will see that certain things that have taken a back seat, been on the back burner, or in the back ground will come forward and require your attention. For, this is the season when you can deal effectively with these issues. And, you might even say that it has been a long time coming, but in reality its time has only now fully come. And, I will give you the required wisdom, says the Lord. Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.
February 23, 2010: Reach beyond your self-imposed limitations that have been established by fear. It is time for you to do what you've never had the courage or confidence to do. This is your time to shine in the darkness of defeat and condemnation. Rise up with boldness and fresh hope, and do what you have wanted and needed to do. Stand squarely in the face of consternation and break through to resounding victory, says the Lord. Psalms 18:29 For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall.
February 24, 2010: You must not overlook the details of life's requirements by focusing on the big picture and the goal. By the same token, you cannot lose vision and purpose by paying too much attention to the details. It is like looking at an entire landscape, seeing both near and far. You can see where you are going, but you have to walk the path step by step to get there. I bring this to you as spiritual perspective, My people, because there are those who are near-sighted and those who are far sighted. There needs to be a balance between the parts and the whole, and if you can receive it, I am doing that work in you. It is you in the Kingdom; I have given you entrance, but you must work it out in your individual circumstances. I am with you to help you do that, says the Lord. Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
February 25, 2010: The enemy is trying to make you feel like your life is insignificant and that you have failed. He wants you to believe that you should be doing more or something worthy of attention or something that will make a difference. But, you cannot manufacture opportunities. Your goal should be to know Me, says the Lord, and to be available to My Spirit in fulfilling My purposes. Just be faithful! 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.
February 26, 2010: Beloved, refuse to allow discontentment to encroach on your thoughts, for it most certainly has its roots in bitterness of soul and will make a place for the enemy to work against you. Contentment comes from a position of faith and trusting that I am for you and not against you; that I care for you. Take comfort in knowing that I am with you. Set your sights higher than the temporary things of the earth. Look heavenly, and renew yourself in the hope of my promises, says the Lord. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
March 2010 words--
March 1, 2010: Look forward to finding solutions to problems that have been difficult for some time. I will give you the guidance, direction and favor that you need for breakthrough. Cheer up and take courage; relief is on the way. And, you will rejoice. Psalms 4:1a Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
March 2, 2010: Yield to the leading of My Spirit as I reveal more productive ways of dealing with problems and stress. I will open your eyes and your heart to see and receive wisdom before you react or respond. Be quiet and stay flexible, and you will come through difficult situations with greater ease. Be strong, but stay humble, says the Lord. Your success depends on it. Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.
March 3, 2010: Now is a time when you can catch up in various ways. You will have opportunities to fix things that have needed to be fixed or adjusted for some time. Also think beyond the natural scheme of things into the realm of your spiritual landscape as things come to light that require correction or adjustment. Again, flexibility is the key to moving through this time victoriously. All you need is to keep your eyes open, your discernment sharp, and your heart willing, says the Lord. Proverbs 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray.
March 4, 2010: I speak to many who are facing unpleasant or difficult situations, which are the direct results of the choices you have made. The results of your choices are akin to reaping a harvest from the seeds you have sown. Take the time to really look at your current dilemma to see what the root is so that you can truly repent and have a change of heart, of attitude, and of actions. Ask, and I will bring the revelation you need to see clearly, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
March 5, 2010: Beloved, I am elevating you spiritually to a higher level of understanding. This will lead to a level of maturity and stability that you have yet to experience, but it will not be one giant leap. It will be one step at a time in a continuous progression. Surrender to Me as I lead you in this progression, and in due time you will be able to look back and see how far you have come. This time is important to your spiritual journey, says the Lord. Psalms 18:19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
March 8, 2010: You may think that the current spiritual environment is strange, but I am testing you and trusting you with My silence, says the Lord. This is to see whether or not you will stay with the leading of My Spirit. Will you be still when there is only silence, or will you continue on without divine direction? Take this opportunity to be still and be at peace even when the enemy is taunting you about being unproductive. Be resolute and do nothing until you truly hear My voice. Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.
March 9, 2010: There are yet a few
things that need to be resolved, and as you put your trust in Me, I will replace
uncertainty with firm direction. Do not hesitate to move ahead with plans
or proposals, for I am with you, says the Lord. Do what you must do
quickly so that it does not distract from spiritual concentration. If you
will rise up and truly walk in the Spirit, I will manifest Myself to you in ways
that you could not have imagined. Seat yourself in heavenly places by
faith. Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of
His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us
up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His
kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
March 10, 2010: Beware of those who desire or require your attention. Exercise discernment to know whether or not I am sending them to you. If I'm not sending them, it will be a subtle distraction that will drain you to the dregs. Guard your parameters carefully, and let no one violate your spiritual boundaries. Stay close to Me and do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord. Your spiritual vitality depends on your obedience. Acts 17:26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring."
March 11, 2010: You have turned a corner, and will now be led in a direction that will be a departure spiritually and perhaps naturally from where you have been in the recent past. This is a path that will lead to greater wisdom, insight, and maturity. Many of the problems that you experienced in the past few years will suddenly vanish, almost without a trace. That is not to say that the next season will be trouble-free, but for the most part it is a time when you can enjoy the journey, says the Lord. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
March 12, 2010: Face every challenge head-on. If you try to take the easy way out, it will backfire on you. Do what it takes to break through. You won't want to do what is necessary, but it's the only way to get through your dilemma. Refuse to open the door to the enemy by murmuring, complaining, or becoming a victim of your circumstances. You can do this, and I am with you to give the necessary wisdom and strength for you to gain the victory, says the Lord. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
March 15, 2010: The enemy has done what he could to overwhelm you and get you down, but I tell you to look up. Trust Me to show you what you must do to rise above the distractions. Follow My lead in this spiritual dance as I take you beyond striving and worry. Let Me bring you to that spiritual place where happiness is within your grasp again, says the Lord. Psalms 144:15 Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the LORD!
March 16, 2010: As you are faithful to trust Me with every situation and circumstance, you will see breakthroughs one-by-one on every level of existence and activity. There is a repositioning that will manifest in unique ways that will remove stubborn hindrances and obstacles that have kept you from moving ahead. Just keep pressing through, says the Lord. Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.
March 17, 2010: Yield to the working of My Spirit as you deal with things that require your attention and action. Only then, can I lead you in righteousness. If you take matters into your own hands without My direction, you will not like the outcome. Remember that what you build on the foundation must be spirit and not flesh; otherwise it will not endure. Always build and establish the Kingdom in all that you are and all that you do, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 3:11-13 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.
March 18, 2010: Come to Me, and let Me relieve you of every burden. Let your requests be made known; release them to Me. It is your faith that will bring forth My will in every circumstance. Give up trying to micromanage every detail of your life and surroundings, and let Me bring order out of chaos and establish peace. Trust Me to establish purpose in your life and bring it to completion, says the Lord. Philippians 1:6 ...being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
March 19, 2010: Quiet your soul, be still, and let Me speak to your heart. Come into a place of quiet trust. Yield to the leading of My Spirit so that you can be positioned to receive all that is available to you. There are many great and precious promises awaiting fulfillment when you get in the right position to acquire them. Have faith in Me to reposition you at this time, says the Lord. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
March 22, 2010: In a vision I saw a brier patch, then a tangle of twigs, and then a snare or a trap. I believe these all mean the same thing. A brier patch is a mass of woody, thorny, prickly-stemmed plants. A tangle is a twisted mass. A snare is something by which one is entangled. Then, I heard the Lord say that He will give us discernment of thoughts or situations that have the potential of entangling us by bringing us into confusion. Then, as we yield to His power of extrication, He will set us free and bring absolute clarity of spirit and soul. 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.
March 23, 2010: Beloved, I am aware that there are many situations and circumstances that make you feel bad, but I would have you think about the benefits of My kingdom instead of thinking about these temporary problems. What I have in store for you far outweighs the difficulties that you face. Look to Me with expectation and exercise your faith to receive My promises, says the Lord. Romans 8:18 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.
March 24, 2010: I hear the cries of
My righteous ones, and I hear your prayers asking that I would show you your
fault. But, I say, enter into the place of quiet contemplation by the
Spirit, and you will see only Me, says the Lord. Your sin is covered by
the cleansing blood of redemption, and I will lead you in the way of freedom.
Be done with guilt, shame, and condemnation. For, I am bringing to
perfection the good work that I have begun in you. 1 John 3:20 For if
our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
March 25, 2010: Be alert and watch for distractions that will divert your focus from being led and moved by My Spirit to worldly concerns. This is always a tactic of the enemy to keep you from purity and power, but it is beginning to take on a dimension that creates fear through fascination as a seduction away from kingdom purpose. You can quite easily overcome this temptation by staying close to the truth of My Word, says the Lord. Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
March 26, 2010: Your cry for freedom demands that everything hidden in darkness must come to the light. That is the way to complete liberty. Things that remain hidden in darkness will open the door for the enemy to bring torment and confusion. Be done with secret guilt and open denial. Be open and honest before Me, says the Lord. Confess your sins and turn from darkness. Be free! 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
March 29, 2010: I call you, beloved, to break out. Break out of all bondage and every confinement that keeps you from living in the fullness of My Spirit, says the Lord. Rise up in the power of the freedom that is available to you. Refuse to allow the enemy to keep you from your kingdom destiny. John 8:36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
March 30, 2010: Come out from the darkness that has kept you from realizing, enjoying, and demonstrating kingdom life. There has even been deep darkness and a sense of failure and hopelessness for many, but I have made a way for you to come forth in the power of My Spirit. You must truly let go of the past and leave behind all things that have wounded or debilitated you. Now is the time. Come forth, says the Lord. Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
March 31, 2010: I am moving you by My Spirit into a higher and more perfect obedience. This will come through greater discernment, heightened awareness and sensitivity to what I am doing and speaking. You will need to exercise self-control so that your thoughts and emotions stay in check, says the Lord. Rejoice; your efforts will produce great rewards. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
April 2010 words--
April 1, 2010: Let your spirit soar high above the mundane and earthly concerns. Get above the things that bog you down physically, mentally and emotionally. Rise up into the place where you can adjust your perspective and see clearly in the spiritual realm to know My will and purpose for you. Leave behind all fear, anxiety and worldly concern. Come up into My presence where you can be refreshed, restored, and renewed, says the Lord. Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
April 2, 2010: Beloved, be flexible as you begin the process of being repositioned. This is also a time when you will have to reorganize to make the best use of your time and resources. The changes you face at this time are for your ultimate benefit. I am with you to bring you to greater perfection in your walk with Me, says the Lord. Draw near to Me and trust Me to give you wisdom and to direct your steps. 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 purposes.
April 5, 2010: You are beginning a new cycle of events. As the earth is designed to go through cycles and seasons, so are you. The season you are entering into will parallel and be similar in essence to what you experienced in 2001. However, you now have more wisdom and spiritual maturity that will assist you in your journey. Be prepared for a new day and a new time of exponential growth, says the Lord. Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease."
April 6, 2010: Listen and hear, My people, for I am providing opportunities to put things right that have been out of order. What you experience at this time will range from mild corrections to what will seem to be catastrophic events. Be strong and do not be afraid, for I am with you to bring you to new spiritual heights and greater peace and stability. This is truly a time of repositioning and preparation for what lies ahead. 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 7, 2010: Remember that I have shown you that you are able to begin again on a clean foundation free from the works of the flesh, but I also want you to know that building by the Spirit has already begun. What I build will stand and not be torn down, for it is an eternal work. Your part in this process is to cooperate with My Spirit and refrain from doing your own thing, says the Lord. Be sensitive to My leading. Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
April 8, 2010: The enemy has done his best to snuff out your life in the Spirit, but he did not succeed. Let new life begin to spring forth in you and from you, says the Lord. For, I am doing a new, fresh work among you, My people. Keep spiritual focus, yield, and let Me take you into the next leg of your journey in the kingdom. Exodus 13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.
April 9, 2010: Don't allow current situations and demands to cause you to get sidetracked from your main purpose and destiny. Procrastination and neglect will lead you away from vitality in the Spirit. Be diligent to seek My face and acquire wisdom and guidance, says the Lord. Position yourself with right motives and attitudes so that you can acquire the best I have for you. Luke 10:41-42 And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."
April 12, 2010: You have been in a time of watching, waiting, and listening. You have been found trustworthy to be still and silent until you heard my voice and discerned my leading. Now you shall break forth and move quickly to fulfill My purposes at the direction of My Spirit. Do not hesitate to take the next step, for I am with you to manifest My glory, says the Lord. Exodus 40:34 Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
April 13, 2010: When you find yourself pushing hard, you must also take the time necessary to rest. Your refreshing comes from quieting your soul and seeking to be in My presence, says the Lord. Unburden yourself and come for a time of restoration and healing of body, soul and spirit. I will breathe new life into you when you take the time and make the effort to come. Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
April 14, 2010: Refuse to allow disappointment to develop as a result of things not working out the way you had imagined they would. I often take you by a path that you have not known in order to get you to see something that you would not have seen. But, if you get stuck in discouragement, you will not be able to see the value of the journey or understand the deeper purpose. Step back from what didn't seem to work out so that you can comprehend My wisdom, says the Lord. Proverbs 2:2-8 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. For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
April 15, 2010: I hear the cries of those who desire to have greater discernment and to hear My voice more clearly. And, I tell you, beloved, that it is not only desirable, but it is also possible. All you have to do is to clear your soul of all darkness so that only light and good and truth exist. You cannot hear clearly when you are conflicted or double-minded. You cannot hear when you are offended, critical or judgmental. You cannot hear when you are in any kind of sin. Return to Me, says the Lord, and be done with the works of the flesh and all darkness and let My light shine forth, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
April 16, 2010: Beloved, I am uncovering deep wells of revelation. There are spiritual things that you have desired to have a greater understanding of, but that you have not been in a position to receive until now. You have come through a time of instruction and preparation that will make the way for you to see clearly the things you have longed to grasp. Rejoice, says the Lord. John 16:12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
April 19, 2010: I have been able to see a glory cloud in the church sanctuary for three weeks in a row. The first week, I saw hundreds of lights in the cloud. The second week, I saw the lights moving. This week, I saw the lights positioning themselves into straight rows, and I thought of them coming into a particular order. I believe God is bringing us into position--into His order so that we can see the manifestation of His glory. Isaiah 4:5 then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.
April 20, 2010: You are called to be contenders for the faith. I would have you always bring truth and light where there is error and darkness. I will give you the grace to do this so that the integrity of the Kingdom can be maintained. Do not compromise in allowing duplicity to rule. Bring forth clarity and simplicity in the purity of My Spirit, says the Lord. Jude 1:3 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.
April 21, 2010: Beloved, you will begin to see more clearly and precisely how I am leading and directing you. I am ordering your steps with exactness and accuracy. The days of vague recognition of My presence are over. But, you must discard erroneous religious concepts or traditions of the past and be willing to release your own desires and preconceived ideas in order to discern clearly. Then, you can enter joyously into the freedom of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
April 22, 2010: Beware of the enemy's distractions as he tries to open doors of accusation and insult against you. These are not the only places where he will try to come in, so be sensitive to everything that comes your way that will detract or take away from the purity of your walk in the Spirit. Rise up against every demonic intrusion; resist, rebuke, and bind him. I have given you the authority to stop these attacks and to walk in liberty, says the Lord. Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
April 23, 2010: I saw in a vision a thick, dirt dam with water beginning to seep through it. The middle section in particular was becoming soaked. Then, I saw a trickle of water that had made its way through the embankment. And, I heard the Lord say that this was a sign of the beginning of breakthrough. The water, representing the Spirit, is at work to break through areas of hindrance and bondage in our lives. Soon, the dam will burst, allowing the water of life to flow freely and in great abundance. We are to allow ourselves to be saturated with the Holy Spirit. John 4:13 -14 Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
April 26, 2010: Beloved, as long as you are distracted by worries and concerns, you are not discerning My leading. The only way to maintain spiritual clarity is to stay focused and not get sidetracked. Set your heart to know the truth without allowing your emotions and mind to cloud your spiritual perceptions, says the Lord. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
April 27, 2010: Take the time to get your head clear and release the things that have cluttered your mind and kept you from spiritual clarity. I am taking you on a spiritual journey by a way that you have not previously traveled. You need to be open and ready to receive new revelation and impartation of all that I have for you, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 1:21 Look, the LORD your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the LORD God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.
April 28, 2010: Let Me reveal My heart to you concerning things to come. Allow Me to show you the way and give you the grace to walk in it. For, certainly I have a very precise plan and purpose for My people to fulfill kingdom destiny. The time is at hand for you to move forward again, and to see the manifestation of My help and guidance. Ask, seek and knock, and I will answer, 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.
April 29, 2010: This is a time of the culmination of many of the things that I have spoken to you in the past, says the Lord, and also a time when you can now proceed into the next phase of your life. You may experience a sense of loss as you make some required changes, but this will actually be a time of looking back briefly before you begin to move forward. Don't be afraid to let go. I am with you to take you higher. 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."
April 30, 2010: Beloved, you are on assignment. Stay awake, be alert, and maintain a high level of awareness and spiritual focus. Refuse to allow distractions or emotional reactions to cloud your vision or perceptions. Pay attention to the gentle nudge of My Spirit that will give insights to your present spiritual environment. As soon as there is a disruption or a disturbance of your peace, deal with it immediately. The enemy's current maneuvers are subtle, but if you pay attention you will see his tactics at once and stop his intrusion, says the Lord. Wage a good warfare. 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.
May 2010 words--
May 3, 2010: You have gone through an upheaval so that what you thought you could count on for stability was no longer stable. The challenges you have faced were for the purpose of bringing you to the place of finding your strength and endurance in Me, says the Lord.
I am opening your eyes to see more clearly the spiritual reality that exists in and around you. If you will yield to this work of My Spirit, there will be a decided shift in awareness so that your first level of consciousness will no longer be body and soul, but will be spiritual reality.
Be aware of opportunities to make changes in your environment that will make it more conducive to spiritual sensitivity. Your need to come away with Me, away from the distractions of practical and mundane existence, will become more pronounced and even become a priority in the days ahead.
Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Matthew 14:23 And when He (Jesus) had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.
Even though many aspects of your life are transitory, there is an eternal thread that runs through your entire life. You can trust Me to station you where you can be the most effective in eternal purpose. I have opened doors that no man can shut and have shut doors that no man can open. Trust Me in this, and do not be afraid. I know the end from the beginning, and these things will work together for your ultimate good.
The enemy is doing his best to make you feel isolated, alone, and like the scum of the earth. But, he is a liar and the father of lies. Refuse to allow this condemnation to have any place in you. Know that you are precious in My sight and that I am for you. You are part of a company of people who live and walk in the Kingdom of God, who find their purpose and unity in the Spirit.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
You have been thoroughly lashed by circumstances—darkness and trouble on every side, but you have survived some of the most difficult challenges of your life. Look! The things you have endured, though they seemed to weaken you at the time, have only made you stronger and more resolute. Rejoice in My grace, says the Lord.
You are being threshed to separate the wheat from the chaff, to make a distinction between soul and spirit; religious exercise and spiritual reality. That which survives the threshing will be pure, holy, and untouchable by the world, the flesh, or the devil. Pride will give way to unconscious humility as you yield to this process.
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.
A time of restoration will follow a season of testing. The testing will prove your love and obedience. Then, I will watch over you to rebuild.
Jeremiah 31:2-4 Thus says the Lord: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness—Israel, when I went to give him rest.” The Lord has appeared of old to me saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.”
May 4, 2010: In a vision I saw a coat of arms. There were intricate designs on the shield, but the only two I remember were the fleur de lis and a lion. The lion is the Lion of Judah and the fleur de lis is the Lily of the Valley ... both symbolic of Jesus Christ. I thought of the coat of arms as a family thing, or unity in the Body of Christ. And, that we are a warring family ready to go to war. 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
May 5, 2010: Beloved, you must turn back the battle at the gate -- stop the enemy's entrance and defeat him at the first sign of fear, discouragement, disappointment, or hopelessness. You will be tempted by negative emotions on many levels, but you must refuse to allow them to take control or overwhelm you in any way. I will strengthen you to overcome as you rise up and take a stand against these attacks, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
May 6, 2010: I kept hearing in my spirit the phrase "point of no return". The point of no return is defined as the point beyond which you must continue on your current course of action, either because turning back is physically impossible or because to do so would be prohibitively expensive or dangerous. It is also used when the distance or effort required to get back would be greater than the remainder of the journey or task undertaken. And, I heard the Lord say: Even though fear of the unknown outcome of your present course would tempt you to go back to what seems safe or familiar, you must press on. To not press on would mean spiritual stagnation. The challenges you face in the days ahead will give opportunity for greater wisdom, strength and stability than you could ever have imagined. You have come this far; do not turn back. Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ
May 7, 2010: The things that will keep you from forging ahead will be fear based. Pay attention to the what-if thoughts that come, which have the potential of paralyzing you emotionally and keeping you from doing what is necessary to break through. I call you to a position of boldness that will throw caution to the wind and trust in Me completely. Certainly, I will go before you to make the rough places smooth and the crooked places straight and bring you to new heights, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
May 10, 2010: I had a vision of a weather vane that caught a gust of wind and quickly changed directions. It was a drastic correction, but I had the thought that the weather vane was only doing what it was made to do, which was to show the direction of the wind. It had no opinion or emotional attachment to the previous direction of the wind. And, the Lord said, "I want My prophets to be like that weather vane." Selah. Numbers 24:13 ‘If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the LORD, to do good or bad of my own will. What the LORD says, that I must speak‘
May 11, 2010: Be still. Watch, listen and discern. There is a temporary divine silence around you, and you must wait for My direction. Rest in My presence and be rejuvenated as you wait for My leading. Cease striving and refuse the temptation to get caught up in the rush and competition that the world produces. Be strong but silent, says the Lord. Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
May 12, 2010: Disappointment and discouragement have opened the door to confusion in various areas of concern, and the enemy will use this to undermine your faith. But, you must stand strong and refuse to allow your trust in Me to be shaken. Re-establish yourself spiritually on the firm foundation of My Word, says the Lord, and your faith will become a shield against the lies of the enemy. Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
May 13, 2010: Beloved, be slow to anger and quick to forgive. I tell you the truth that the enemy has released forces of darkness against you to tempt you to be offended. But, you must stand in a place of forgiveness and not open the door through carnal responses to what other's have done. Remember that you will reap what you sow; if you are offended with others, you will become offensive. Release all resentment and extend mercy, says the Lord. James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
May 14, 2010: I want you to begin to speak by the Spirit to those who are spiritually dead or dormant. Call them forth into the light of life and truth. Prophesy to their dead bones and to their breath so that they will rise up and live. Do this by faith, and My word will not return to Me void, says the Lord. The windows of heaven are open, and this is a critical time for many to come into the Kingdom. Your part is to simply be obedient to the leading of My Spirit. Ezekiel 37:1-9 The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know." Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD." So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them. Also He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.'"
May 17, 2010: I am calling My warriors forth to be strong and to rise up and do battle. Many of you, My people, were once valiant and brave, but you have not engaged in war for a long time. This is because you didn't understand that you cannot fight without your full armor, and the enemy retaliated. I am rallying My troops, don your armor, and I will send you forth in righteousness, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:12-17 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
May 18, 2010: I want to speak to you face-to-face in vital spiritual connection. I want your full attention. I say this because many of My people talk at Me instead of with Me. Draw near so that you can see Me and know My intentions for you. Do not be afraid to come, for the way has been made for you to come boldly before My throne, says the Lord. Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
May 19, 2010: In a dream I was visiting a church, and I could tell that the pastor was a religious man who did not know God or have the Holy Spirit. I sat on the front row on three different occasions. Each time the pastor would come out, put his notes on the pulpit, and get on his hands and knees to plug in some kind of recording device. But, when he got on his knees to do so he would be frustrated because conviction would come, and he could not preach his message. There was a short, paneled wall that edged the stage where his pulpit stood, and on my third visit, he went through his usual ritual of the other two times, but this time while still on his knees he opened one of the panels on the wall and thrust out a miniature Statue of Liberty and a sculpture of the head of an eagle. And, he cried out, "Give me liberty or give me death." It was obvious that he was at a crossroad in his spiritual life, and he would either find God and be filled with the Spirit or give up. The statue represents the liberty that comes as a result of moving from religious exercise into the freedom of the Spirit. And, the eagle's head represents the prophetic gifting and moving of the Holy Spirit to bring forth the proceeding word of God. I believe that the conviction of the Holy Spirit is being poured out in this season on spiritual leaders who need to come out of religious ritual into the Life of the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
May 20, 2010: Be obedient to My Word, for it will be your place of safety and protection in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation. You can do nothing about this generation, but you can do plenty to be people of the Spirit and truth. Maintain your integrity even when surrounded by darkness and trouble. You are people of light and not darkness, so walk in the light, says the Lord. Walk in the Spirit! Philippians 2:14-16 Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
May 21, 2010: Begin again as often as you need to in order to stay on track spiritually. The enemy is relentless in presenting temptations and distractions. Resist him. Stand your watch and be aware of his tactics to derail you and keep you from victory. Continue on the straight and narrow path that leads to newness of life and greater spiritual heights, and do not deviate from truth and righteousness, says the Lord. Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.
May 24, 2010: As Bill was bringing forth a prophetic word, I suddenly felt a presence beside me to my left. I turned to look and saw what I believe was a warring angel that appeared to be 9 or 10 feet tall. Then I saw a total of 12 angels standing at attention with us approximately 10 feet apart. And, the Lord spoke to me that they had been sent to help us in battle. Psalms 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
May 25, 2010: WARRIORS RENDEZVOUS (aka White Warriors):
In a dream I was with seven other people who went to a rendezvous for warriors. We prepared by wearing white shirts and pants, and I wrote a song that was four pages long. It was a good song! We got to the rendezvous site and sat at a table waiting for the other people/warriors to arrive. As we were waiting, I was looking at a snow-covered mountain and thought at first the snow was moving. But, as I focused this movement was not the snow, and it was coming towards us very quickly. Suddenly, it was upon us, and we could see that these were the warriors we were waiting for. They all had snow-white hair, white faces, white gloves, clothing and shoes. Even their weapons were white. They were in top physical shape, and were mentally sharp and ready to confront the enemy and gain the victory posthaste. We looked up at them from our seated and slouched position and were in awe. They looked at us and smiled like we would smile at children who were playing war. They were seasoned and ready warriors and in comparison we were only playing war.
When I awoke I thought this must be how warring angels must view us. They with their precision weapons, mighty warriors dressed for battle, fast and fit, and us without our weapons ready to socialize and sing a song.
I was reminded of this scripture:
Luke 7: 31-32 And the Lord said, "To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we mourned to you, and you did not weep.’”
We need to become different warriors than we have been. But, what does that mean? We have to look at the symbols to gain understanding.
There were 8 of us and 8 of them.
The Hebrew number eight is Sh’moneh from the root Shah’meyn: to make fat, to super-abound, superabundant. One who abounds in strength.
Eight is the number of new beginnings or the beginning of a new series.
And 8 is associated with resurrection life and regeneration, the beginning of a new era or order.
So, we are entering a time of a new era, a new order of the Warrior.
Rendezvous means a place appointed for assembling or meeting, process of bringing together.
The rendezvous of the mountain men was for the purpose of trading and equipping – weapons and provision. During the course of the rendezvous they would engage in various competitions, comparing their skills.
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
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.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints––
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
This is what will cause us to be fit and ready–to walk and fight in the Spirit and not in the flesh.
In the Warriors Rendezvous, it was immediately evident that we were outgunned. The white warriors were, by comparison, far superior to us. But, just seeing them in action provided us with understanding and instruction.
Our predecessors came from the mountain -- snow-covered high country.
They had been warring in the high places, in the realm of the spirit – not in the flesh.
They were completely camouflaged – not detected or vulnerable.
Their camouflage was white – righteousness.
They were dressed for battle.
Their weapons were advanced and powerful.
They were confident, fierce, victorious.
I believe the rendezvous took place on the New Plateau, which represents a higher level of warfare. We have to scout out this new territory using our discernment or discerning of spirits so that we know the enemy and where to find him.
2 Corinthians 2:9-11 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
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!
1 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:
2 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.
3 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.
4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run.
5 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.
6 Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color.
7 They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ranks.
8 They do not push one another; Every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, They are not cut down.
We are going to become the White Warriors by the power of the Holy Spirit!
The Lord Says:
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.
May 26, 2010: Watch for the challenges that come through encounters with people who lack spiritual understanding and refuse to hear. Yours is to only speak the truth as a seed planted and release them to Me, says the Lord. Resist the temptation to try to force them to "get it". Flesh cannot perceive the Spirit. Don't allow frustration to be the outcome of such an encounter; speak what I give you and move on without regret. John 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
May 27, 2010: The enemy has set out to tempt you to be distracted from My purposes and perspective. Distraction can easily become obsession by focusing on one aspect of your life. You have been called to be good stewards of what you've been given and what you've been given to do, and those areas of your life all need the attention they deserve. Refuse to allow obsession to overwhelm you and pervert your perspective. Remember to count your blessings and be thankful, 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.
May 28, 2010: I have spoken to you about a time of war and entering a higher level of warfare. Did you think you would not be attacked? For, indeed, the devil is seeking to bring destruction where he can. You, My people, must be awake, alert and aware, and rise up in the authority I have given you to defeat the powers of darkness that have come out against you. When you take a stand and fight, you will find that the enemy who has come against you one way will flee seven ways. Do not fear. Be courageous and bold, and the enemy will be under your feet shortly, says the Lord. Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen
May 31, 2010:
This is a time of breakthrough for those who will
leave the past behind and extend mercy to those who have used you,
abused you or been unkind in any way. I am calling to you, My people, to
forgive with a heart of generosity. If you hear My call and do as I ask,
you will have peace with liberality; nothing held back. Let go of
everything that holds you down, says the Lord.
Mark 11:25-26 "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."
June 2010 words--
June 1, 2010: I had a quick vision of a bird flying backwards, and the Lord said: Take care and be watchful so that current distractions don't cause you to lose ground spiritually. You will have to take a stand and make an effort to maintain the ground you have gained. Keep your perspective and refuse to allow the enemy to get you off track. Preserving what you have is easier than regaining what you once obtained but lost. Jeremiah 3:22 "Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings." Indeed we do come to You, For You are the LORD our God.
June 2, 2010: Have you noticed that something has changed in your spiritual atmosphere? Yet, because you have not identified this change, it just seems strange. I have released the power of grace over My people. Evaluate how it affects your soul and your environment and remember it, for surely the enemy is preparing to attack again. And, when he does you will notice the change and be prepared to fight against him. Be aware and be sensitive to these spiritual shifts, go with the flow, and act accordingly, says the Lord. Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
June 3, 2010: Be still, watch and discern. This is a moment of silence before you take the next step. Take this time to renew your confidence in Me. Restate your faith and re-establish yourself in kingdom covenant. It is important that your spiritual foundation is firm and clearly defined so that you know without a shadow of doubt who you are and who I Am, says the Lord. Set yourself to be strong and resolute. Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
June 4, 2010: Come to the most holy place and commune with Me there. Come to the mercy seat where there is help and wisdom to guide you through rough places. Too many of you, My people, try to work things out alone without realizing that I am your very present help in times of trouble. I am with you always; you can trust Me to bring you through every trial, says the Lord. Lean on Me.
Psalms 46:1-5 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
June 7, 2010: I heard a sound in the realm of the spirit that sounded like the tuning of a guitar, and I heard the Lord say: I am tuning the strings of your heart to bring you into accord with My heart. You are being tuned up to be in perfect pitch. Yield to this work of unity so that you can be in harmony with the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. Psalm 92:1-4 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night, on an instrument of ten strings, on the lute, and on the harp, with harmonious sound. For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
June 8, 2010: If you can receive it, I am releasing you from the spirit of heaviness so that you no longer have to struggle with depression. Let the darkness go and allow My light to restore, refresh and renew every part of your being. I am not saying that you will not face difficulties and disappointments, but you do not have to allow the devil to take you down to the pit with discouragement. Rise up and receive this freedom from emotional bondage, says the Lord. John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
June 9, 2010: Press through the dread and reluctance to face the things that have caused you to be apprehensive. Boldly go forth to overcome your fear of failure or rejection. Avoidance will not fix it or make it go away, so take the next step in moving towards the freedom you desire. Use this time to advance and not retreat. Procrastination is your enemy, says the Lord. Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
June 10, 2010: Beloved, never walk away from a mess. I speak to you of those things that you have responsibility for and authority over. When something is out of order or in disarray, whether spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically, do what is in your power to eliminate the chaos. And, if you have no power to bring change, ask Me in faith with no wavering and you will have the help you need, says the Lord. Anything you ask in faith according to My will, I will do. 1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
June 11, 2010: I am making the rough places smooth and the crooked places straight by taking the stumbling block out of your way. This is what keeps you from progression. It is your disobedience to My Word and your rebellion against My precepts. I am going to make the offense very clear to you in the days ahead so that you can make a choice whether or not to cooperate with My work in your life. If you choose to work with Me in these areas of correction, you will be delighted with the liberty that comes as a result, says the Lord. Jude 24-25 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, God our Savior, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.
June 14, 2010: Walk blamelessly before Me, says the Lord. Maintain truth, righteousness and peace in the Holy Spirit. It doesn't matter what has been said or done in opposition to My purposes for your life, nor does it matter what could be done or what might be done. You belong to Me and I will keep you from the evil one. Be strong and of good courage; I will uphold you by the power of My right hand. Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.
June 15, 2010: Concentrate on Me and My goodness, for I love you with an everlasting love that no one can destroy. Refuse to allow fears of failure or condemnation to become a predominant force. As long as you are submitted to Me by choice, you will be led by My Spirit. And, if you live and walk in the Spirit, how can you fail? The enemy is doing what he can to stir up negative emotions in order to render you powerless in the kingdom. Resist him, says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."
June 16, 2010: Unusual opportunities to express who you are more fully are presenting themselves. For some, this time of expression or creativity will be a surprise to you and will open your eyes to greater understanding of where you fit in the grand scheme of things. Take advantage of this time and enjoy your discoveries, says the Lord. You are unique and highly valued in the Kingdom of God. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
June 17, 2010: Don't allow yourself to get worn down by the tactics of the enemy to wear you out. Stay focused on things of spiritual value, and keep your emotions in check. You can overcome by resisting this attack. Be energized by knowing that you have the victory and that no weapon formed against you will prosper, says the Lord. Be strong. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
June 18, 2010: Little by little; little by little, you are overcoming and making progress. Don't give up. Things may be moving along slower than you anticipated or desired, but you are advancing one step at a time. Discouragement will stop this progression faster than anything, so set a careful watch on your emotions. Be encouraged, says the Lord. Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.
June 21, 2010: In a vision I saw a huge piece of bread being spread with soft butter or oil, and I heard the Lord say, "I am your bread and butter." I took that to mean that He is our provision, but I also saw it as He is the bread of life, the Word, and the oil or anointing. Then, He said, "Taste and see that I am good." Psalms 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
June 22, 2010: Position yourself for further breakthrough in your circumstances. You have been waiting for certain resolution before you can feel free to move on, and now is the time for things to get settled at least in some ways. Complete breakthrough is still ahead and will require determination to push through. But, for now you can breathe a temporary sigh of relief, says the Lord, as you gain important intermediate ground. Psalms 70:5 But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.
June 23, 2010: Beloved, I want you to be aware that the enemy will do his best to use people to intrude into your life to establish a position of illegitimate authority and control. Be on the alert for those who barge into your life's circumstances uninvited. Make sure that new associations are with people of integrity and that they have no ulterior motives, says the Lord. Protect and preserve what I have given you and all that I have given you to do. Be sensitive to My leading, for I will give you discernment, and I will cause you to maintain security. Psalms 119:117 Hold me up, and I shall be safe, and I shall observe Your statutes continually.
June 24, 2010: Step out by way of expansion into the revelation that I am releasing to you of My kingdom, says the Lord. Allow Me to move you in precise progression with the flow of My Spirit like a rippling stream. Let My word in you become living and effervescent. It will be utterly exhilarating. I'll do the work; your part is to simply yield and not hinder the flow. John 7:37-29a On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive.
June 25, 2010: Be flexible, for I have places to take you and things to show you that you will miss if you are rigid and unyielding. Keep an open mind and an open heart, and I will give you nuggets of wisdom and spiritual truth in the most unexpected ways in unforeseen places. I want to extricate you from the grip of religious spirits that require you to be stern, precise, and in control. Spontaneity will give you the freedom to move with the wind of My Spirit, 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."
June 28, 2010: In the Spirit I saw a woman dancing in worship to the Lord. As I watched, her feet were no longer on the ground even though she was still dancing. Then, she was dancing in mid-air high above the ground. I believe the woman is the Bride, and the joy of her worship will bring elevation in the realm of the Spirit. Psalms 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
June 29, 2010: The unknown factor in your life is your potential. Your existing possibilities can become actualities if you will allow Me to lead you and to develop the gifting and calling on your life. I have a plan and a purpose for you to be established in My kingdom both now and forever, but you will never reach your potential unless you yield completely to being transformed by My Spirit, says the Lord. You must become one with Me in all ways, and then you will access all that I have promised. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
June 30, 2010: I am calling you to come into My peace and rest. I am for you and with you, says the Lord. No matter the circumstances or difficulties that are designed to overwhelm you, I will bring you through in renewed courage and strength. Lean on Me and trust Me to bring you through to higher spiritual ground. I speak into your storm and command peace. Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
July 2010 words--
July 1, 2010: I am releasing a wave of restoration and healing to you, My people. This is the order of the day that you be completely whole in body, soul and spirit. I am calling you forth out of darkness and the shadow of death and destruction into the light of life. Allow Me to bring you into the realm of peace and joy, and release the past and all regret. This is a new day; rejoice and be glad in it, says the Lord. Job 12:22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.
July 2, 2010: Be alert and pay attention. Expect the unexpected, for I am revealing that which has been hidden and bringing light to dark places. There is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom within your grasp if you will silence your mind and emotions and allow My Spirit to flood your being. Allow Me to bring you to a new, higher level of spiritual understanding and awareness, says the Lord. You will be delighted. Psalm 24:3 -5 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
July 5, 2010: I am a God who cannot lie, and I call you by My Spirit to be truthful and to keep your word. Do not swear or promise deceitfully by saying you will do something and then not do it. You, My people, must carry the integrity of the Kingdom in your hearts and in your actions. It is better for you not to make a promise at all than to promise and not fulfill it. Whatever you vow to men, you vow to Me, says the Lord. Ecclesiastes 5:4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; for He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed—
July 6, 2010: The enemy is doing what he can to rock your boat and cause you to dump down in despair. Guard your hope and confidence in Me, and keep the faith. Recognize that this attack is only temptation that you can quite easily overcome by renewing your mind in the truth of My word, says the Lord. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
July 7, 2010: I am opening your eyes to see more clearly your own spiritual condition as well as the condition of your spiritual and natural environment. There are things that I want to show you as your discernment becomes more acute. Your enhanced vision will give you greater ability to overcome and gain the victory in various areas of your experience, says the Lord. Watch and see what I will reveal. Mark 13:37 "And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!"
July 8, 2010: I have called you to be at peace with others as much as is possible with you. There will be those who want to pick a fight and create dissension. You will need to stand up for what is right when you need to and walk away when you can. I will give you the wisdom to know what to do in any situation, says the Lord. Your position is to walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh, and to maintain unity when possible. Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
July 9, 2010: Beloved, as situations arise that take you off guard, your first instinct will be to react emotionally. But, if you will exercise self-control and quiet your soul, you can respond according to the unction of My Spirit instead of reacting in the flesh, which will produce a better outcome, says the Lord. I tell you this so that you can be alert because the enemy is looking to gain the advantage over you. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
July 12, 2010: In
the sweet presence of the Lord I could feel Him drawing us to Himself so that we
can develop a more profound relationship with Him. He is about to take us higher
and deeper in our understanding of what He is doing in, around, and through us.
He is looking for places of desire for more of Him that He can fill.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
July 13, 2010: Even
though it seems like you are being pulled down by a strong undercurrent, you are
still in the flow of My Spirit. Don't forget that. I will carry you
through both rough waters and smooth, and these troubled waters are only for a
moment. Endure! Your circumstances have the ability to either weaken
you or make you stronger, says the Lord, depending on your reactions. It
is your choice!
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
July 14, 2010: I am releasing a new wave of possibilities as I fling open the doors of hope. This is a time when you can hatch new ideas and creative ways to remove the clogs in expression and progression. If you will seek expansion through My Spirit, you will begin to move in a new flow of freedom. Don't be afraid to forge ahead, but also be diligent to discern what is of Me, or of the flesh. Your spirit will bear witness to My Spirit, 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.
July 15, 2010: Beloved, it is time for you to divorce yourself from the devil and everything he has done to bring you down in defeat. Cut him off and refuse to allow him access to your activities, your bank account, your mind, your emotions and your will. He has intruded, taken liberties, and violated your boundaries. Tell him in no uncertain terms to get out of your life and refuse to allow him back in, says the Lord. Enough is enough! James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
July 16, 2010: For many of you it has been a long haul, but you will begin to see the fruit of your labor. The time of difficult transition is about to become a thing of the past. You have endured the tests and are emerging with greater strength and wisdom. Enjoy this time of breaking through into a time of fruitfulness, says the Lord. Psalms 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble; You have known my soul in adversities.
July 19, 2010: In the Spirit I saw people in the congregation suddenly stand up. But, when I looked with natural eyes they were still seated. So, I asked, "What's up, Lord?" And He said that people are going to start standing up for their faith and conviction and that we, His people, are moving in the direction of no compromise. Matthew 5:37 "But let your ‘Yes‘ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one."
June 20, 2010: I kept hearing in my spirit the phrase "new batch of recruits." And, the Lord said: I am the Commander of the Army of the Lord, and I am recruiting those who have a heart to serve and fight against the enemy forces that have gathered against the kingdom of the Most High. You are My battles axes and My weapons of war, and I will train you to gain the victory through the sharp sword of My Word, says the Lord. The call for new recruits has gone forth, but the choice is yours as to whether you will be a force for good against evil. 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, 2010: And, the rains come, says the Lord. For those who have been obedient to My Word and the leading of My Spirit, it will be a time of refreshing where you will experience a time of stimulation and a fresh, new beginning. But, for those who have been disobedient to My Word and in rebellion to the leading of My Spirit, it will be a time a confusion, chaos and destruction. I am with you to lead you in the way of righteousness if you will follow. Matthew 7:24-27 "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. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
July 22, 2010: This is the beginning of a new, fresh move of My Spirit, and the enemy will do all he can to prevent you from getting in on it. Watch for opportunities to confront and overcome the powers of darkness that come against you that would keep you from moving in the flow of My purposes. Stay alert, and continue to gain spiritual momentum. Refuse to be stopped or hindered in any way, says the Lord. Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
July 23, 2010: Pay attention and watch closely, and I will show you things that need to be tweaked. These adjustments will put you on a road to greater anointing and surprising victory. You will be begin to see how much the little things matter in your over-all well being and spiritual acuity. You will also be able to more easily progress in this environment of renewal, says the Lord. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
July 26, 2010: I saw
people changing their position. And, I thought of Joel chapter 2 with
everyone marching in formation. And, I heard the Lord say that this
repositioning will bring about Kingdom victory. Joel 2:7 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.
July 27, 2010: Old
places of conflict will require new resolution, but I will cause you to move
through it with grace if you determine to forgive every offense old or new.
This is not a time to become outraged or renew old grudges. You've heard
it said that a soft answer turns away wrath, and that is indeed the truth.
I am a God of mercy, and I show mercy to the merciful, says the Lord.
Psalm 18:24-28 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight . With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. For You will save the humble people, but will bring down haughty looks. For You will light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
July 28, 2010: Can you see that even though you thought you were stuck, you are actually moving forward? Even small steps are good steps in your advancement. Recognize where your help comes from and give Me praise for your progress. That way, you won't get in pride by taking credit for your blessings, says the Lord. I am the Lord, your God, from whom all blessings flow. Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth
July 29, 2010: Beloved, no matter how bleak and hopeless a situation looks or how distant victory may seem, I call you to rise up and overcome. If you will believe My word and stand in faith, truth and righteousness will prevail. Don't look to the right or to the left or to the future, but maintain vision and focus to do what is required right now where you are. Ask for wisdom, and I will give it to you without holding anything back, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
July 30, 2010: Monitor your thoughts, for the enemy is going to bring up a sequence of memories from the past for the purpose of making you feel like a fool. Your sense of embarrassment will be used against you to bring condemnation. Making a bad judgment does not necessarily make you a fool, says the Lord. Be quick to forgive yourself and release the past. Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
August 2010 words--
August 2, 2010: Things that have been out of order or incomplete are beginning to fall into place. You will now be able to see the whole picture more clearly as the sum of its parts. Everything that you experience has meaning and purpose in the spiritual scheme of things. I am presenting opportunities for you to come to a greater understanding of who you are in relationship to those around you, to the work that you've been given to accomplish, and in your relationship with Me, says the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
August 3, 2010: As you go through changes in the natural realm, realize that changes are taking place also in your soul and spirit man. You, beloved, are being elevated to a spiritual level that you have not yet achieved and that is relatively unfamiliar to you. If you understand what's happening to you, the upward journey can be fulfilling, but if you don't grasp its spiritual significance, you may find yourself in an identity crisis or confidence crisis. Continue on with persistence and endurance, 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.
August 4, 2010: I am leading you on a path of greater effectiveness. Pay attention to the gentle nudge of My Spirit as I show you ways to improve your overall situation both naturally and spiritually. Don't be afraid to make adjustments as you go. I am moving in your life to make the complex simple. This will be the result of enlightenment on various levels, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
August 5, 2010: Be humble, says the Lord, for the proud cannot receive correction. Call this a course correction, for I am bringing correction to you, My chosen ones, so that you can stay on the course I have prepared for you. This is not a time to deviate even slightly from My plan and purposes. These are days of great evil, and the enemy is looking for ways to stop you and keep you from My best. Be vigilant! Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
August 6, 2010: Pay attention to the subtleties of your experiences, for they will reveal My work and My constant interaction in your life. And, they will also reveal the work of the enemy to undermine your effectiveness in the kingdom if you have eyes to see and ears to hear in the realm of the Spirit. I will bring to light things that are obscure or difficult to perceive and understand, says the Lord. I will lead, guide, direct and protect you as you yield to the power of My presence. Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
August 9, 2010: I saw in the Spirit many people who were straining against what looked like invisible black bands, and I heard the Lord say: Many of you, My people, are still in bondage to the works of the enemy, but you are on the verge, the very cusp, of breaking out. Keep putting forth effort to get free of these strongholds, for I am with you to strengthen you and help you get free. Psalm 146:5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God, who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners.
August 10, 2010: Beloved, I am releasing special blessings in this season. You have cast your bread upon the water, and it is returning to you. You have sown seeds that have taken root and are now bearing fruit, for you are about to reap a harvest from the good seed that you have sown, says the Lord. Rejoice. Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.
August 11, 2010: Areas of obscurity and uncertainty will now become clear. Where darkness once reigned the light of understanding and revelation will begin to dawn. Those things that have been a stumbling block and have kept you from attaining your goal or purpose will begin to vanish like the morning fog. The light that comes will be the light of My presence and glory, says the Lord, as I show you to way. 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.
August 12, 2010: Take the time to come and commune with Me, says the Lord. The demands on your time and energy have taken a toll, and you need a time of refreshing and renewal spiritually. Come to your trysting place, the place of intimate prayer and sweet fellowship. Come without hesitation. Allow Me to impart wisdom, guidance and strength to carry you through the next phase of your journey. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
August 13, 2010: Beloved, I am separating the precious from the vile so that you can draw closer to Me. This will manifest on all levels of your experience as you are now able to discern what you need to keep and what you need to let go of. This process will result in greater simplicity and focus. Don't be afraid to remove that which is no longer relevant. I am with you to give wisdom and help you in this time of sorting, says the Lord. Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the LORD: "If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth."
August 16, 2010: If you can receive it, beloved, I am releasing the anointing of peace to quiet your troubled soul. It is not necessary that you work to accomplish My purposes in your life. Yours is to rest in the security of destiny, says the Lord. Trust Me!
Isaiah 55:12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
August 17, 2010: I have great things in store for you, but there are times when you have to let go of what you thought was good in order to receive something better. You cannot live in your yesterdays and get the most of out the current flow of My Spirit. Now is the time when you must give up the ideals, assumptions and fantasies that do not exemplify spiritual reality for you now. Be willing to release everything you have held dear in order to receive My highest and best, says the Lord. Do not be afraid. Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
August 18, 2010: If you are going to come higher and stand with Me on that high plateau of revelation, you must release everything that anchors you to the world. Let go of everything that holds you down. Be done with the fear of man, fear of loss and failure, and carnal desires. Rise up! Come up here and let Me reveal spiritual truth through My life-giving Spirit, says the Lord. You will be delighted and thrilled as you experience true liberty. Acts 26:16 But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.
August 19, 2010: Even as you are pushing through to bring closure to the things of the past, your spiritual landscape is changing. Stay with Me, says the Lord. Don't get stuck in your desire to put your feet up and take a break. To do so would keep you from maintaining the spiritual flow. Refuse to entertain the idea that you are a victim of life's demands; just keep moving. I have equipped you to accomplish all that is before you. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
August 20, 2010: Be alert and pay attention, for I am pouring out wisdom that will bring guidance and solution to problems that are yet to be solved. Don't rely on your own good ideas, but rather receive the impartation through My Spirit, says the Lord. You will be amazed at how things will come together perfectly, for the light will dawn, and you will be able to see with great clarity. 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 23, 2010: The enemy has launched an attack against you, God's people, to bring fear that you've come this far and you have missed it somehow -- that what you have done or what you thought was really important, all the energy and strength you've put into where you are right now was all for nothing. He wants you to believe that you've wasted your time and it hasn't been worth anything. The devil is a liar! I believe God is saying: I see your every move and I know everything about you and you have not wasted one moment. You have not spilled one drop. Do not let the enemy bring condemnation and lies against you. Fear brings disability. And, the enemy wants to disable you from doing what you have been called to do. 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.
August 24, 2010: I am calling you to a greater understanding and revelation of My Word. Maintain an open mind and a willing spirit so that you can receive all that I have for you at this time. This is not a time to get stuck in old mindsets or to be restricted by the flesh or natural circumstances. Break out of the religious mold to see with fresh vision the opportunities presented to you for spiritual growth, says the Lord. Psalms 53:2 God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
August 25, 2010: I am shaking you, says the Lord. This is not a violent or destructive shaking; it is a gentle but persistent shaking to awaken you from the sleep of complacency and the doldrums. I am calling you to awaken from this slumber of religious routine and spiritual boredom to renewed awareness and excitement of spiritual reality. Many of you, My people, have shifted your focus from life in the Spirit to life in the flesh. It is time to renew your commitment and stir up your desire and zeal for the things of the Spirit. You are living in perilous times where the greatest peril of all is to be asleep spiritually. Matthew 25:1-13 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."
August 26, 2010: A window is open in the heavenlies that will present extraordinary opportunities to re-organize and simplify a current situation. It won't be the end of the world to miss this opportunity, but it would be to your advantage to respond affirmatively. Don't be afraid to take the steps necessary to make these changes, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 8:10-11 And in this I give advice: It is to your advantage not only to be doing what you began and were desiring to do a year ago; but now you also must complete the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to desire it, so there also may be a completion out of what you have.
August 27, 2010: Watch and be on the alert for people who will try to take advantage of you. They will be motivated by selfishness and a sense of desperation without regard for your rights, space or boundaries. You must stand your ground and not be afraid to say NO; not just from a position of self-preservation, but because your real need is to stay in the flow of My Spirit and to respond only to My leading, says the Lord. Obedience is the key. Be strong and resolute. 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.
August 30, 2010: Even in your times of busyness be assured that you can do all that requires your attention in a position of absolute trust and rest in Me, says the Lord. Refuse to allow the enemy to pressure you to the point of carelessness or of losing your peace. Psalms 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
August 31, 2010: Opportunities will present themselves in various ways to reveal things about your mindsets and how they affect your circumstances. This is a time when you can make adjustments in your perceptions so that you can walk in spiritual reality. Take advantage of every opportunity that will result in truth and clarity, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 7:11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
September 2010 words--
September 1, 2010: The pressure will come to convince you to do something that you neither want to do nor have been moved by My Spirit to do. Stand your ground without wavering, and do not give in to anything that causes stress or has a sense of urgency about it. For, the enemy wants you to be distracted from an important chain of events that will produce greater spiritual power and benefit as you continue in the flow of My wisdom and blessings, says the Lord. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
September 2, 2010: Chaotic conditions abound, but you do not have to be affected by your environment if you stay in My presence and maintain peace and order, says the Lord. Stay focused on Me and allow truth and righteousness to prevail. This is a time when it is better to stay quiet so that you can perceive and discern the spiritual atmosphere and be ready to prevail over all evil. And, after you've done what you can do, stand in a strong and uncompromising position. Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
September 3, 2010: The battle of the ages is raging to transform you into the image of Christ while Satan also tries to make you into his image. I have given you free will, the ability to choose, says the Lord. The enemy has increased his pressure through your circumstances, difficulties, and persecutions to choose to respond to life with evil instead of good. But, I have given you My Word to influence and guide your choices. Be wise! Revelation 22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
September 6, 2010:
“I am bringing you into alignment on every level. It is My will to position you
properly so that My purposes can be accomplished and My kingdom established.
You may not think that you, as an individual, have much to do with destiny.
But, everything you think, say, or do is vitally important to the spiritual
condition of your sphere of influence. Be diligent to demonstrate the kingdom.”
“You have been repositioned as you have had to let go of many things that once meant everything too you. This has been for the purpose of establishing you in greater spiritual reality with renewed strength and vitality. You have stepped into a time of being reconnected to your spiritual roots yet with refreshing revelation.”
“The days ahead will be filled with My glory in the practical and commonplace things of life as you maintain awareness and see My manifest presence in unexpected ways. Walk in the Spirit and be available.”
“Events that left you reeling and trying to find stability and balance will now truly become a thing of the past as you begin to realize how insignificant it all was as compared with eternity and destiny. The power of My healing and restoration will become evident as you are able to release those who caused you pain. Forgiveness is essential to redemption.”
“I have established an altar in the heavenlies, in the realm of the Spirit, where you can bring all that concerns you, things you can do nothing about, and things you have absolutely no control over. Leave them with Me and release your fear and anxiety. Nothing is impossible with Me. Come into that place of peace and rest, trusting Me in all things.”
“You feel like you’ve been cut off, but this cutting off has only been from those things that needed to be put aside at this time. You are like a tree that has been cut off and banded so that your spiritual roots could go deeper and you could become stronger. Let your roots go deeper in the Word, in revelation, and relationship to Me. The day of release will come in due season.”
“There are times when you feel totally disconnected and alone. This is because the enemy of your soul has lied to you and tried to isolate and weaken you. But, that is not My design or plan for you. Now is the time to reconnect spiritually, first to Me, and then to those who are Mine. Take the time and make the effort to re-establish yourself in divine connections and kingdom purpose.”
“Allow Me to take you forward inch by inch, step by step, without fear or worry. I am with you and will open doors that no man can shut and to shut doors that no man can open. Trust Me with your future. I have already proven to you over and over again that I alone am your place of security, says the Lord.”
September 7, 2010: The enemy is doing his utmost to paralyze you with fear of failure and condemnation. Refuse to allow the devil to strip you of confidence to accomplish what I have set before you. As long as you are one with Me and your confidence is in Me, you will come through this attack in victory, says the Lord. 1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
September 8, 2010: Take time to establish yourself in the truth of My Word, and do not allow the lies of the enemy to obscure My character, nature and will for you. I am for you and not against you, and I will bring you forth in strength if you will trust Me, says the Lord. Defeat comes to you by way of fear and unbelief. Your victory will come through faith and trust. You will either choose defeat or victory depending on what you believe. 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.
September 9, 2010: Do you hear the sound of the trumpet blast? It is the predominant sound in the realm of the Spirit to call you, My people, to come up higher. Those of you who have ears to hear will hear the sound that resonates with your heart to draw near to Me to receive instruction and direction for the next significant phase of your journey. Quiet your soul and listen with a sense of purpose and intention, ready to move forward with resolve and determination. I will lead you, says the Lord. Psalms 47:5 God has gone up with a shout, The LORD with the sound of a trumpet.\
September 10, 2010: Beloved, bolster your faith by making a clear and concise connection to the truth of My Word. Refuse to allow the devil to gain any advantage over you. You have nothing in him and he has nothing in you because you belong to Me. You are My beloved, and I am yours. I will cause you to triumph over the work of the enemy. Put your complete trust in Me, says the Lord. Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
September 13, 2010: This is another season of new beginnings, and in order to enter in you must leave the past completely behind. However, for many of you it seems like the past won't let go of you! This is a spiritual condition in which you must deliberately cut off those things that seem to hold you back by removing yourself emotionally and mentally from the ties that bind. Freedom awaits; go forth with new hope and joy, says the Lord. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
September 14, 2010: I had a vision of logs floating down a river and getting jammed up in a narrow place, and the Lord said: Many of you, My people, are finding yourself in a tight spot and instead of continuing in the flow of My Spirit, your emotions are causing you to get jammed up and unable to move. Fear and rejection will have a paralyzing effect on your body and soul. You must come to a place of trust in Me before peace can be restored. Do not be afraid. Isaiah 41:13 For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
September 15, 2010: I kept hearing in my spirit the word "clearinghouse". I asked the Lord what He was trying to show me, and He said: I am your clearinghouse. You do not have to rely on worldly systems to collect and distribute information or assistance to achieve your purposes. I already know all things about you; I see your heart, and I know what you need. You can trust Me for help to get what you need according to My divine plan and purposes. Do not worry about your future; it is in My hands. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
September 16, 2010: Encourage yourself, beloved, by reminding yourself of the truth of My word when the enemy comes against you with accusations and lies. I take great delight in you, and I will saturate your being with My love and peace. The devil has no power to separate you from the power of My love, says the Lord. Stand strong. Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
September 17, 2010: The decisions you make at this time will have long-term and far-reaching consequences. Consider your options carefully, and seek Me for wisdom and direction. Then, all things will work together for good. Nothing should be taken lightly because what you decide will impact the lives of others. This is a time of prayerful consideration, says the Lord. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
September 20, 2010: As you walk in the Spirit and obey My leading, I will release you into a level of spiritual excellence that you have yet to discover. There will come a purity of heart that you could not achieve by the strength of your own flesh, but it will come by the power of My Spirit. Yield to this mighty work of spiritual clarity, says the Lord. Zechariah 4:6b ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.
September 21, 2010: Beloved, I exhort you to be benevolent where opportunities arise -- on the soul level through affording others the benefit of the doubt, on the spiritual level extending forgiveness, and on the physical level by giving of what you have. Generosity of heart will be rewarded on every level as long as you give with joy and not out of compulsion or duty, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
September 22, 2010: Take each step in faith and in obedience, not trying to go beyond where you are at any given moment. Do not go out ahead of Me. You can only do what is given you to do now. Stay in present spiritual reality, and walk in complete confidence that I am directing your steps, says the Lord. There is a great blessing released when you embrace your now moments with eternal hope. Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.
September 23, 2010: Those things that you have ignored that have been out of order or needed to be fixed are up for review again. You can no longer ignore the things that need to b e dealt with either spiritually or naturally; they will not go away or get right without your participation or without your faith and action. You will be presented with prime opportunities to take responsibility that will make a way for you to leave the past behind and have a new start, says the Lord. Don't turn a blind eye. 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.
September 24, 2010: As things unfold before you, take nothing for granted. Recognize divine providence. These are days when you can see purpose in what has taken place in your circumstances as a reference point to where you are going. Refuse to allow the attacks of the enemy to bring discouragement. Let Me establish you in greater discernment and vision as I open your eyes and heart to view your choices and possibilities, says the Lord. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
September 27, 2010: I hear the Lord saying that even though you are in a time of harvest this is also a season when the sowers overtake the reapers. He said that you are also in a time of sowing seeds for the next harvest. There is an acceleration and what you sow now will reap its reward. Be careful how you sow. Be aware of what your seeds are. Make sure that your good seeds are sown in good ground. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
September 28, 2010: In this time of new beginnings, there will be changes that either affect you directly or indirectly. Be prepared to be flexible and to go with the moving of My Spirit. The test will be for you to face and overcome fears of the unknown. Trust Me in times of instability for it will be momentary in the grand scheme of things. I am your Rock and the solid foundation under your feet. Stand in unwavering faith, says the Lord. Psalms 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
September 29, 2010: There are issues that have needed to be sorted out and brought to new level of clarity and proficiency. I am now giving you the wisdom and direction you need to achieve this position. What seems to have been really complicated and difficult will suddenly become a simple matter of perspective and adjustment, and you will recognize My supernatural intervention as you breathe a sigh of relief, says the Lord. Proverbs 2:6 -8 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.
September 30, 2010:
Decisions await on every level -- your attitudes and responses, whether or not
to take an offense, financial decisions and stewardship, not to mention deciding
the most productive way to spend your time and energy. Be sensitive to the
choices you have before you and always choose what brings peace and life.
If you ask for wisdom, I will give it and show you to best way, says the Lord.
Walk in the Spirit. Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which
surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ
October 2010 words--
October 1, 2010: Sharpen your discernment to see the tactics of the enemy to manifest his will in your surroundings, and do not be dissuaded by his lies. Rather stand in the truth of My Word and be strengthened by the goodness of My thoughts and intentions toward you. You must choose to be strong in Me and in the power of My might as the enemy goes about like a roaring lion seeking an opportunity to devour you, says the Lord. I go before you and am also your rear guard. 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.
October 4, 2010: Beloved, watch for the enemy to either tempt you to get involved in situations that are none of your business, or he will tempt others to violate your boundaries by not minding their own business. Either situation will create problems that you will ultimately not like to deal with. Now is the time to establish and maintain good boundaries, says the Lord. Proverbs 26:17 He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears.
October 5, 2010: Prepare your hearts, My people, for I will pour out wisdom and give you direction for the days ahead. Some will receive direct prophetic insight, some will see visions, and others will have prophetic dreams. I will speak to many through a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom. Be still, and let me pour out My Spirit on you to bring clarity and renew your hope, says the Lord. 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.
October 6, 2010: In this outpouring of My Spirit, the revelation, wisdom and understanding that you receive will become a stabilizing force in your life as it becomes part of your spiritual awareness. My part is the pouring out; your part is to cooperate with the flow of My Spirit and to willingly receive all that is available to you even when it comes as a result of particularly challenging times. Grapes do not become wine until they are pressed. Now is the time to become a new wineskin to hold fresh wine, says the Lord. Matthew 9:17 "Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."
October 7, 2010: Beloved, do not concern yourself with what you cannot see. I will show you things that you need to look at and understand as you go. It is important that you keep your focus on the truth of My Word. If you will stay in truth you will walk in freedom. When you find yourself in chaos and confusion it is because your mind is divided. Now is a time when it is of paramount importance that you guard your faith and focus, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
October 8, 2010: Watch and be amazed as I provide windows of opportunity to achieve breakthrough in both small and significant matters. But, you will need to pay attention and be willing to yield as I take you off the beaten path to see and position yourself to receive a blessing. Let Me direct your steps as you boldly go forth to experience the extraordinary, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
October 11, 2010: This is a time when your spiritual roots can grow deeper and stronger. It is imperative that you get rooted and grounded in My Word, for your roots will produce shoots in due season. Put down roots in truth and righteousness by discerning good and evil and choosing good, says the Lord. Hebrews 12:12-15 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.
October 12, 2010: These are days of extraordinary mercy when I will pour out my goodness and favor on My people, says the Lord. This will be kindness beyond human imagination or ability, for I give you supernatural help. All you must do is believe and position yourself to receive all that I have for you. Rejoice in the day of My mercy! Psalm 18:25-26 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.
October 13, 2010: Do not concern yourself with how others perceive you. Only concern yourself with your relationship to Me, says the Lord, and remember My love for you that is everlasting. It does not matter what others might think, believe or say; what matters is that you put your absolute faith and trust in Me and not in men. I will never leave your nor forsake you, and I am with you to bring you through every trial in victory. Stand solidly on that assurance. Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the LORD is His treasure.
October 14, 2010: Choose your reactions and responses wisely in order to maintain peace as well as spiritual and emotional equilibrium. When chaos is in your state of being and doing it is a signal that something is out of order. Take the time and make the effort to re-establish your trust in Me, says the Lord. Be done with fear, and come back into the safety of My presence. Come to Me! 2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
October 15, 2010:
Beloved, don't underestimate your ability to overcome difficulties. I am
your help in times of trouble, and I am with you to give wisdom. I also
give you the strength necessary to do what is before you to do. This is no
time to fall down or pull back; let Me lift you up and carry you through, says
the Lord. 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,
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.
October 18, 2010: You are still in a season of harvest when you can enjoy the fruit of your labor, but at the same time old issues will present themselves for release and forgiveness for others as well as yourself. In this process you can discover the condition of your spirit and receive healing where there is still damage. Pay attention and yield to this important work of My Spirit, says the Lord. The result will be unprecedented liberty. Rejoice! 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
October 19, 2010: I was reminded of those Jesus asked to pray and they slept. And, I heard the Lord say: Some have slept and dozed, but now is the time to awaken and stir yourself up in the days of trouble. Arise and be alert. Be reminded of My great love and purpose for you. Do not allow the slumber of religious routine to overtake you. Mark 14:38 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
October 20, 2010: Beloved, this is not only a season of harvest but one of opportunity. You will have opportunities to broaden your understanding and expand your vision. Things that have remained hidden from your view will suddenly be revealed as I realign you to be in tune with the deeper things of My Spirit, says the Lord. If you will embrace these opportunities you will be absolutely invigorated. Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
October 21, 2010: Open your heart and spirit to allow the fruit of My Spirit to manifest in you in a fullness. Submit completely to the spiritual flow that will become evident as you take advantage of opportunities to display My character and nature, says the Lord. For it is time for My kingdom to be established and demonstrated in and through you, My people. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
October 22, 2010: I speak to those who are the point of desperation, and I tell you truly that when you think you are out of options and all is lost I am still with you. Even when you have suffered loss and can see no way out, I am the light in your darkness, and I will show you the way. Rise up and shake off the cloak of heaviness and despair. Look to Me for answers and direction, for I will certainly guide your steps. Set your faith and trust firmly in Me, says the Lord, and you will not be disappointed. Psalms 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.
October 25, 2010: Release the turmoil of the past weeks and months and come into a place of rest and peace. Your striving has produced unrest, and the only remedy is to come to Me. Leave your burdens behind and come for healing and a time of restoration. Come! Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
October 26, 2010: There has been a shift in position for many of you, My people. You have not been in this place before, but you can now make decisions based on new information and from a different point of view. All you have to do is make sure that you are standing on the firm foundation of truth according to My Word. Refuse to make decisions if you are in turmoil emotionally; first regain self-control, says the Lord. 2 Peter 1:5-9 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
October 27, 2010: I am releasing light in your circumstances that will reveal more of your heart and present opportunities for new beginnings to manifest and develop. Pay attention to what I am showing you and yield as I guide and direct your steps. If you submit to My leading I will take you where you could not have imagined. Trust Me, and be willing to let go of the fear that has held you in a state of motionless bondage, says the Lord. Numbers 9:17 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, after that the children of Israel would journey; and in the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Israel would pitch their tents.
October 28, 2010: Stand and watch. Be still and listen. For, I am providing opportunities to bring light where there is darkness and truth where there is error. You, My people, are the light of the world, a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. My light will shine through you to bring truth and life. Don't be afraid or ashamed to bring forth the gospel in the power of My Spirit, says the Lord. Luke 11:33 No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.
October 29, 2010: I kept hearing the phrase "settle the score" in my spirit. And, I heard the Lord say: You will have opportune moments to clear the air and to settle things that have represented potential problems and misunderstandings. Instead of trying to avoid conflict, you will need to face the problem and bring truth with a humble spirit. You don't have to be right to save face, but you need to be righteous. James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
November 2010 words--
November 1, 2010: I had a vision of rain drops coming down except it wasn't water; it was drops of golden oil. And the Lord said: I am pouring out a fresh anointing on you, My people. It will be anointing for the next level of spiritual experience. Let the oil flow and receive all that I am pouring out. Isaiah 10:27 It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
November 2, 2010: Be prepared to power through surprise events that take you off guard. You will definitely need to be flexible and willing to stay calm when spiritual storms arise. Your prayers of faith are a powerful influence in times of disruption and anxiety. Be instant in and out of season ready to meet every challenge, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
November 3, 2010: Listen! Do you hear the trumpet resounding in the realm of the Spirit? I am calling you, My beloved, to rise up and go forth by My power and anointing to be all that you are destined to be. It is time to come up out of every place of discouragement and defeat; rise up in restored faith and renewed hope. You will break away from all that has held you down if you will only believe. Let victory resonate, says the Lord. Hosea 6:1-3 Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.
November 4, 2010: Beloved, resist the temptations that the devil brings to cause you to get discouraged. Stand strong and believe. Refuse to allow fear to undermine your faith and your ability to achieve and maintain emotional and mental stability. The breakthrough that will follow this time of testing will be well worth the effort necessary to overcome, says the Lord. John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
November 5, 2010: This is a time when course correction is necessary on many levels. Your destiny requires progression along the right path, and when you deviate from the chosen route, correction in the way of life and thought becomes a priority. I will give you a renewed sense of purpose in the process of getting you back on track. Be prepared to move ahead with confidence and a fresh anointing to accomplish kingdom purpose, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
November 8, 2010: I saw what seemed like a solid rock wall, and as I pondered this looming obstacle, I realized that each time I experienced a small victory and expressed my joy pieces of the wall turned to dust and fell to the ground. The more I rejoiced, the more victories I achieved, and the more the wall fell down until finally the wall that once stopped my forward progress was only dirt under my feet. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
November 9, 2010: Follow My leading, and let Me speak to your heart so that your faith is quickened to receive all that I have for you. You are an overcomer in this life because you belong to Me, says the Lord. Allow Me to lead you out of the darkness of rejection and failure into the light of victory, says the Lord. John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
November 10, 2010: Beloved, the changes that have occurred in the past few years have given cause to redefine yourself. You have even been tempted to believe that you have lost your identity somewhere along the line, which is not true. You are still unique and precious in My sight. And, I am molding you and bringing clarity to your life according to who you are in Me. You have lost nothing; the cherished elements of your character and nature are ready to emerge in high definition, and I call you to come forth in renewed purpose and power, says the Lord. Isaiah 58:14 Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the LORD has spoken.
November 11, 2010: Calm yourself and listen to My still, small voice. If you will hush the noise of fear and confusion, you will hear and be directed by wisdom. Stand strong in faith and refuse to allow the enemy to get the upper hand in any situation. Do battle in the power of My Spirit to defeat the devil where you find him, says the Lord. I will cause you to come forth in great victory! James 3:13-18 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
November 12, 2010: Stop and consider that I am causing you to get back to basics. It is important for you to be established in the simplicity of faith, which is the basis of relationship with Me, says the Lord. And, it is time to strip away the things that have complicated and stretched your beliefs, your relationships, your finances, and your daily existence. Be content with the essentials, and let Me be your all in all. Philippians 4:12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
November 15, 2010: I was watching the candles after they had been snuffed out, and considered how the smoke always ascends seeming to defy gravity, although I know it's because smoke is lighter than air. The Lord began to speak to me that our prayers are like that. They don't just fall to the ground, but they ascend before His throne as a sweet fragrance. Revelation 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand.
November 16, 2010: Be strong and do not lose heart. Refuse to give up. The enemy would have you to believe in hopelessness, but he will not succeed as long as you maintain your position of hope. Give him no ground. Take the time and make the effort to exercise your faith and to believe Me and know that I have heard your prayers, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
November 17, 2010: Stay aware and be on the alert for sudden or unexpected changes in plans or direction, either long-term or short-term. Believe Me when I say that I am with you to guide you through the maze of indecision and bring you through to concrete solutions to difficult problems. Resist the temptation to be afraid, and trust Me, says the Lord. Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
November 18, 2010: You are not hidden from My sight, nor are you out of My reach. You are not beyond My care or too far to be rescued. Reach out in My direction with faith and trust in your heart. Let Me bring you to a place of safety and security. You have not gone unnoticed; I am your provider and protector, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
November 19, 2010: Refuse to allow frustration and impatience to rule, as there is no faith or trust in emotional reactions. Rise above the circumstances that have made you angry, and establish peace in your heart. Then, you can find wisdom and direction in solving your dilemma. I will pour out wisdom liberally, if you will set your heart and mind on trusting Me to show you the way, says the Lord. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
November 22, 2010: Don't worry about feeling a little out-of-pocket or strange. You are sensing the spiritual battle that rages around you as the enemy is jockeying for position and trying to regroup. You must stand on the firm foundation of truth, and refuse to allow lies to undermine your strength, says the Lord. Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
November 23, 2010: Do whatever is necessary to maintain spiritual equilibrium. The enemy wants to get you off balance so that you will feel vulnerable and succumb to his lies about you. Make every effort to walk in the Spirit and see your issues and circumstances from an eternal perspective. Don't take yourself or others too seriously. I am with you, and I will not forsake you, says the Lord. Look to Me for truth. 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."
November 24, 2010: I keep having a vision of an empty warehouse with ladders that lead to the rooftop. Lord, what does this mean? And, I heard Him say that the empty warehouse represents those whose resources have been depleted -- emotionally and financially, but the ladders represent opportunities to rise above loss and lack. Do not lose hope. I will make a way when there is no way. Nothing is impossible with Me. Trust Me, and I will lead you, says the Lord. Isaiah 35:4-6 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you." Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.
November 25, 2010: Beloved, this is a time when you must refrain from comparing yourself to others. The enemy's desire is to tempt you to open a door for his access by focusing on your lack. Refuse to look at what you don't have instead of being grateful for what you do have. This is a snare and a trap that will take you down to the pit of discouragement and depression. Keep looking up, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
November 26, 2010: In a vision I saw small openings in the heavenlies like little windows, but each one would stay open for a short time and be gone and another would open for a short time and close. I sensed that these windows represented opportunities to receive, but I also had the sense that if we procrastinate in taking advantage of these opportunities, we could miss them. Malachi 3:10 "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it."
November 29, 2010: Resist the temptation to be disagreeable. I tell you the truth that it will only end in conflict. And, conflict will create separation and division. Stop trouble before it starts by refusing to engage in disagreements. Forgive quickly and move on, says the Lord. This is necessary to your health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
November 30, 2010: Call to Me, and let Me come to you with complete restoration and uphold you by My generous Spirit. I will preserve you in the days ahead, and I will restore you to excellence with hope and joy. All you have to do is trust Me, for I see your need, and I understand your desire. And, I will not allow you to languish in despair, says the Lord. Joel 2:25-26 So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame.
December 2010 words--
December 1, 2010: Watch and be pleased as I show you ways to accomplish what may have seemed to be impossible. It is My grace manifest in you that works to bring about almost effortless fruition. Take delight in this supernatural transaction even in what you may see as minor situations. I am with 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."
December 2, 2010: I have heard the cries of your heart, and your prayers have come to My ears as you have humbled yourself and sought My face. I take great pleasure in revealing Myself to you in greater ways than you have known. Continue to come and commune with Me, for I do seek those who will not only worship, but will also pray in spirit and in truth, say the Lord. 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.
December 3, 2010: Be prepared to face and deal with things hidden in darkness. This is necessary in finding freedom from all bondage. I will shine the light of My truth on everything that prevents righteousness and right relationship with Me. You indeed live in perilous times when darkness abounds, but you are the light of the world. Let your light shine, 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.
December 6, 2010: I had a vision of a chess game between God and Satan. I didn't see their bodies; I only saw their hands playing chess. I know that the chess board is the body of Christ and that, like Job, we are caught in a battle between good and evil. He had a choice and so do we about how to react to our circumstances, but if Job had known that he was caught in a battle he would have sought God right away. We know we are caught in a battle so we need to seek the Lord right away. I heard the Lord say that He is moving on hearts in a deep and profound way to draw us to Himself to choose Him and Him alone. And it is a deep and abiding work. But as long as we keep focused on our own issues, the issues of life, He can't do the work. As soon as we let God have His way in this war, He wins, and we win. But we have to get our focus back on the Lord. He is wooing us to Himself. He's calling us back to a position of faith and hope and strength in Him.
December 7, 2010: I am drawing you closer to Myself, says the Lord, to prepare you for a divine visitation. And, I will bring conviction of attitudes, motives, and actions that are contrary to godliness. Be willing to yield to this further process of sanctification, for it is a necessary work to be done in this season. Rejoice that you are found worthy of correction. 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.
December 8, 2010: Beloved, embrace the changes, both naturally and spiritually, that will take you on the next leg of your journey. These are likely to be smaller course corrections rather than broad, sweeping changes. But, either way, stay flexible and willing to go with the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord, and I will direct your steps. 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.
December 9, 2010: Seek peace and pursue it. Set your face like flint to find that place of peace that goes beyond what you see or understand naturally. Allow Me to elevate you above the things of the world, above your circumstances, and above your disappointments to a place of absolute freedom in the Spirit. Release yourself from all that keeps you from receiving all that I have promised, says the Lord. Philippians 4:6-8 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
December 10, 2010: Stand strong in the face of adversity. You are living in perilous times, and the enemy is doing all he can to take you down. But, you belong to Me. You are Mine, and I am yours. We are one in the kingdom of eternity. Stay focused on truth and resist the devil and his lies. I am with you to bring you through to victory, says the Lord. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.
December 13, 2010: Remain standing on your firm spiritual foundation. You have to fight through the attacks of the enemy designed to take you down. You must gain the victory. Refuse to give up ground or to turn back or to go down, for that would signal your sure defeat. There is no honor is allowing the devil to win, says the Lord. Rise up and do battle; I am with you to bring the victory. 2 Samuel 23:11-12 And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. Then the people fled from the Philistines. But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. And the LORD brought about a great victory.
December 14, 2010: The deep darkness around you has been a grief and a snare, but in the midst of the darkness you have heard My voice calling you to seek My face and to come to the light of My countenance. My ears are not deaf to your cries, nor is My arm too short to save. I am your salvation and deliverance if you will only look up and believe, says the Lord. Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.
December 15, 2010: Be still in times of potential crisis, and I will give you insights and fresh revelation that will bring you through. This victory will not only give you hope, but will become a point of understanding the intricate working of My kingdom principles, says the Lord. Do not overlook these invaluable opportunities to grow in strength and wisdom. Rejoice as your eyes are open to see with spiritual clarity. Hebrews 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
December 16, 2010: Throw caution to the wind and launch out into the deep waters of revelation of My purposes for you. I am seeking those whose hearts are willing to risk everything to live life in the Kingdom to its fullest. Refuse to allow fear to be a restraining force, and dare to believe My Word and allow its demonstration in every circumstance. This is no time to puddle around in shallow faith. Be undaunted in the face of danger or adversity as you believe the truth that will set you free, says the Lord. John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
December 17, 2010: Maintain strong faith, and keep moving forward taking one step at a time in the strength and power of My guidance. I will not lead you astray, but like an arrow shot from a bronze bow you will hit the mark and achieve the goal. Refuse to waver through fear and unbelief. Trust Me in all things, says the Lord, for I will direct your steps on a straight and narrow path. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.
December 20, 2010: Prepare your hearts to expect that I will take you into the realm of Glory. Your preparation is to receive by faith all that is being released. Rise up as though you had wings like eagles to soar with Me in the heavenlies. I am calling you to come up here and be filled again with My Spirit so that you can both see and hear with divine precision, says the Lord. Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
December 21, 2010: Allow your light to shine. Refuse to allow discouragement and gloominess to overtake you. I have given you power to rule over darkness. Illuminate your atmosphere by allowing My glory to clothe you. You have the light of My Spirit dwelling in you to radiate outwardly and touch all that surrounds you, says the Lord. Overcome evil with good. John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
December 22, 2010: Beloved, do not withhold what you have the power to give. I alone have blessed you in numerous ways; I have gifted you in ways that not only can bring pleasure to you but can also overflow into the lives of others. I will be generous to those who have developed a generous spirit. It is My desire that you enter the flow of generosity, for you will receive by the same measure that you give, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.
December 23, 2010: I had a vision of a beaver dam as it slowly began to break and then the full force of the water pushed through to destroy the dam. And, I heard the Lord say: Watch for the signs, for breakthrough is surely coming. The power of My Spirit will work in you to bring down strongholds that have hindered the flow of your anointing for some time. Rejoice in this great and yet subtle and supernatural work. 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.
December 24, 2010: Watch for moments of frustration, and take time to regroup and regain perspective. Things are not as bad as they initially seem. Seek Me for solutions to problems, and ask for wisdom. For, I will certainly bring enlightenment and direction in every circumstance. Stay calm and put your trust in Me, says the Lord. 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 27, 2010: You have both heard and seen the opening of My glory statement. I am in charge; not flesh and blood. I Myself will lead you into the next move of My Spirit. It won't be engineered by your own good ideas or sense of religiosity, nor will it be patterned after any other move. You will not only see My glory, but you will experience My glory in every aspect of your life and being. Yours is only to yield and let Me take you into the realms of glory, says the Lord. Psalm 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, The LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah
December 28, 2010: Refuse to allow discouragement and confusion to cloud your vision. The temptation will be to sink down into a place of lethargy that will border on hopelessness. But, I tell you honestly that the enemy is provoking you to believe lies that have the potential of disabling your spiritual progress. Don't believe him, but rather push through this shroud of darkness until you can once again see the light of truth, says the Lord. John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
December 29, 2010: Put your faith entirely in Me, says the Lord. Otherwise you will be driven by fear and anxiety. I am for you and not against you. If you will allow My supernatural intervention into your life, you will be delighted and amazed at how perfectly things work out. But, you must surrender completely to Me and pray with thanksgiving. Come to Me with your very best sacrifice of praise generated from a trusting heart. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
December 30, 2010: Many of you, My people, have been trying to rescue things of the past that are no longer working or relevant to your life. It's been like trying to rescue a drowning man tied to an anchor; it is not going to work, and has the possibility of taking you down as well. Don't be afraid to let go and be released from things that represent bondage to you, says the Lord. It is time for you to be free and to celebrate liberty! 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.
December 31, 2010: You are stepping into a new season of opportunities and possibilities. Now is the time to forgive and release everyone who has caused you pain or anguish. You cannot be free to partake of My blessings when you have bitterness in your heart. Also, release and forgive yourself from all that you have done to perpetrate division, strife and contention, and then you can have the freedom to receive My highest and best in the months ahead, says the Lord. Matthew 5:22-24 "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.