SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

Archive 2012

 

January 2012

January 2, 2012:
The worldly concerns that have kept you in fear and bondage will now give way to the reality and substance of your faith to trust Me in all things. For, I will direct your steps and be your rear guard. I am with you to give wisdom and guidance in all things.
 
Rise up from the burden of despair that has rendered you hopeless and helpless. Be done with the darkness of disappointment. I say, arise to new heights of faith and hope. You are not alone; I am with you to bring you through to victory.
 
Set a watch for situations that have the potential for rejection, offense, and division. Yours is to be humble and to pursue the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Then, trust Me to mend what has been fractured and to bring restoration and wholeness. It is time for all flesh that causes division to be cut off.
 
I am releasing you from boredom and stagnation to be revitalized. Shake yourself awake, and no longer be under the spell of spiritual slumber. Then, you will sense a surge of new excitement and anticipation for what I will do in you and with you in the days ahead.
 
Position yourself for discovery. Stay steady. Keep your focus. Don’t be afraid to allow My Spirit to take you to greater heights and to reveal what has been hidden. Your new found sense of adventure will be delightful.
 
You are on the threshold of a new era in which you can begin again, 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.
 
1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

January 3, 2012: The battle has been fierce and the demands on your life have been great, even weighing you down at times. But, I want you to lift up your eyes. Look to the heights and remember that I am your help in times of trouble. I want you to take flight in the Spirit and rise above the things that have kept you earthbound. Put your complete hope and trust in Me, says the Lord. I will cause your heart to sing again.
Psalm 121:1-8 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. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.
January 4, 2012: Many of you, My people, are feeling disoriented and off balance. The only way for you to get right and feel right is to spend time in My presence where you can get back in touch with spiritual reality. Refuse to allow your soul to take precedence over your solid spiritual foundation or to allow your temporary worldly conditions to supercede eternal truth. Come to Me and find peace, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

January 5, 2012: Do not be afraid! I am at work in your life to bring you to your appointed destiny. Even when you get off track, you can trust Me to bring you back. Set your heart to pursue Me, and set your will to never deliberately go back to the world. You did not choose Me; I chose you to establish My kingdom where you are on the earth. Establish My kingdom in your heart, in your relationships, where you live, where you work and where you worship. That is My will and purpose for you, says the Lord. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

January 6, 2012: Stay in the flow, and hindrances will go. The forces that have hindered your progress and kept you from fulfilling your intentions will be there only until you deliberately allow My Spirit to move you with the anointing of ease. Relax, and let this flow carry you forth without stress or strain. Be lifted up and moved by My power, says the Lord. Psalms 27:6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

January 9, 2012: The enemy has launched an attack to blanket your spiritual environment with heaviness. The first sign of this intrusion will be a sense of oppression or even depression without a reason. Be on guard against gloomy feelings and be ready to rise up and fight your way through to victory over this onslaught. Re-establish yourself in the peace and joy atmosphere of My kingdom, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me, says the LORD.

January 10, 2012: You are in a time of recovering that which has been taken by the enemy. If you will be alert and be willing to follow My leading, I will restore all that is necessary for your spiritual well-being. However, there are still things that are better left alone, and I will give you the proper discernment to know the difference. Come to Me in faith with your request, says the Lord, and I will open what no man can shut, and I will shut what no man can open. Revelation 3:8 I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

January 11, 2012: In a vision I saw the Spirit River, and I was reminded of its ever-increasing flow. We start out with what seems to be a trickle in comparison with what it will become. And, if we stay in the flow of His moving, our relationship with God will deepen and widen as we gain spiritual momentum, wisdom, and maturity. And, I hear the Lord calling us into greater depths as He reveals more and more of the mysteries of His kingdom. Ours is only to yield to the flow of His Spirit, trusting Him to establish us in His divine purpose and destiny. Ezekiel 47:5 Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed.

January 12, 2012: Refuse to allow presumption to cloud your discernment. You should never act, react, respond, or take your next step based on what you assume is truth. If you are uncertain about an issue or circumstance, take the time to investigate and discover the facts. Just because your conclusion seems reasonable does not make it true. And, presumption will plunge you into the darkness of deception, says the Lord. Stay in the light and truth, and maintain confidence in My word as you follow My precepts. Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

January 13, 2012: Be yourself! Be who you are without considering things external. Be free in your heart where you are essentially connected to Me; not religiously, but in reality. To do this, you must stay in the present moment of spiritual truth and vitality. This is a place of abiding in faith and peace. Then, when that connection is interrupted, you can examine the cause and reposition yourself to maintain that spiritual flow, says the Lord. Refuse to allow fear, unbelief, worry or condemnation to break your connection. Relationship with Me is not a distant reality, but it is here and now. John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

January 16, 2012: Listen for the sound of the eagle's cry, for it is time to take to the sky. I speak to those who move in the prophetic gifting as an eagle rises to the heights. Set yourself for an increased and profound anointing to bring My word to the Church. Position yourself by faith to come to a new spiritual level where you can see with clarity and hear with precision. Then, you will be able to prophesy in purity. Come up here, says the Lord. Revelation 4:1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."

January 17, 2012: Beloved, I have made a way for you to come higher by way of spiritual progression. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, you must let go of everything that has become an anchor and a hindrance. You must release all things that have become a source of agitation, irritation, or conflict in your soul. Hear My voice as I call to you. Allow My nature to be developed in you that will bear the fruit of My Spirit. Let your light shine in the darkness of difficult and disturbing circumstances, for I am with you, says the Lord. 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.

January 18, 2012: Be reminded that I have given you authority and power over all the works of darkness. I have called you to rise up and defend your kingdom position against every attack of the enemy. Do not hesitate to do all that is necessary to bring destruction to the destroyer. I have opened the way for you to move to a more productive level of spiritual warfare and victory. Go forth by My Spirit to do battle, 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."

January 19, 2012: The wind of the Spirit is blowing to sweep away all defilement of flesh and spirit. This fresh wind will blow through your circumstances and issues to clean up, renew and revitalize every area of your life. Be done with religious exercise and spiritual stagnation and allow My wind to lift you up to see from a new and clear perspective. This is a time when you can experience exponential growth if you will only yield to the moving of My Spirit in this season, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

January 20, 2012: Press through present chaos into the peace that is greater than your understanding. Quiet your soul and be done with the anxiety that comes with uncertainty. There is nothing uncertain or dubious about My kingdom. I would have you understand that even though the kingdom is a spiritual one and invisible to natural perception, the reality of it is unquestionable. Its foundation is firm--solid rock. When you are part of that kingdom you, like the chief cornerstone and the foundation of the apostles and prophets, are also solid rock in the realm of the spirit. Flesh has no power over rock, says the Lord. Ephesians 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.

January 23, 2012: Watch for the temptations that suck you back into an old spiritual condition, particularly that of fear or obsession. You will recognize it when it comes because you will feel restricted by it. Refuse to allow anything to cause you to retreat emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Maintain your liberty. The price has been paid for your freedom, 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.

January 24, 2012: Enter the realm of the Spirit and ask what you will in faith. Do not hesitate or come with doubt or double-mindedness. Come expecting an answer, for I will surely hear and answer your requests according to My purposes, says the Lord. And, in your asking do not violate the free-will choices of others, for the ability to choose has been afforded to all and cannot be transgressed. Come to Me with purity of heart and exercise your childlike faith. James 1:2-8 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

January 25, 2012: Come to Me, says the Lord. I am calling you to come higher spiritually where I can reveal things that will help you obtain and maintain victory in every aspect of your life and being. These are days when you will not only be able to access but exercise the power given you to overcome the flesh, the world, and the devil. You are My chosen and special, called out of all darkness into the light of everlasting life. 1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

January 26, 2012: Your righteousness is a powerful force against darkness. It is in faith and righteousness that the kingdom of God is established in you, around you, and through you. Don't underestimate the victory that comes when you maintain right relationship with Me and those who belong to Me. Stay close and continue to seek My face, listen for My voice, and obey My leading, says the Lord. I am establishing purity and peace in those who truly belong to Me. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

January 27, 2012: There is a current shift in the realm of the spirit, and you are standing in a pivotal position between what has been and that which is to come. You will find yourself glancing back at past things for a moment before moving on. However, there will be a temptation to relive old rejections and places of isolation and loneliness. Refuse to allow these memories to cause you to get stuck in oppression or condemnation. The past has no power unless you remember so clearly that you put yourself in the same situation again. But, beloved, the purpose of looking back is to see how far you've come and how much you have overcome. Rejoice in this opportunity to take stock before taking the next step. You are an overcomer, says the Lord. Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

January 30, 2012: Pay attention to what is happening in your immediate environment, and look beyond the natural to see the spiritual significance. In this way you will begin to understand the opportunities you have to make decisions that will elevate you in the Spirit. Watch and be amazed at the spiritual perspective that I will bring through natural means. However, your life is not bound to the things of the earth, but is heaven-bound, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

January 31, 2012: In a vision I saw someone sanding a table until it was smooth, but when the job was done the table was no longer flat or level. The person went ahead and varnished it anyway. I asked the Lord to give me the meaning of the vision, and he showed me that the table represents social unity. Sanding it is the effort to smooth out a rough situation or a relationship. However, it is not level because dissension and insecurity still exist. The varnish indicates that the issue has not been dealt with honestly or with integrity, and the person is just putting up a front. And, the Lord says, you must forgive from your heart. Trying to fake it is hypocrisy and accomplishes nothing. Be genuine and deal with your relationship problems in humility and with sincerity.   Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

February 2012--

February 1, 2012: Beloved, I am showing you aspects of yourself that you have not considered until now, and I am revealing these things so that you can see yourself in the light of truth. It is a transforming truth and a platform for spiritual insight and progression. For indeed, I am providing opportunities for you to draw closer to Me and to understand My kingdom more fully. That understanding will create a bond of unity that cannot be broken, and I speak of being one with Me and with those who are Mine, says the Lord. Ephesians 4:1-4 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling.

February 2, 2012: The repositioning that I have spoken to you about is beginning to take place, says the Lord. It is no longer something that is out somewhere in the distant future, but I tell you that you are even now starting to step over the threshold into the next phase of spiritual experience and opportunity. Do not be afraid to be bold in embracing all that I have for you in this season. For some, this will seem to you like it has been a long time in coming, but in reality you are just now situated or in the right position to receive. Rejoice! 2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

February 3, 2012: Encourage yourself, says the Lord. Rise up and establish yourself in faith that I will bring you through every situation that has the potential of bringing you down in discouragement. Ask, and I will give you wisdom and show you what must be done. I will strengthen you in your weakest moment. I am with you, and I will not forsake you. Put your entire trust in Me to rescue you from even the most dire of situations and lift you up to new heights. Do not be afraid! 2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

February 6, 2012: Come to Me in spirit to that place that is set apart from the world. Come near to Me, says the Lord, where I will hide you and keep you safe. This is the place where provision and favor originate. It is an environment where you can thrive and grow exceedingly. Come to this place of peace and rest where your faith and trust is undeniable. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

February 7, 2012: Make the time to take stock, to check yourself, to see if you have caused an offense through slander, backbiting or through words spoken that have been less than kind. I call you to position yourself in generosity of soul towards others and to esteem them highly. There are things that need to be made right with those around you, and if you refuse to do so, separation from them and Me will result. Now is the time to do what is right, says the Lord. Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

February 8, 2012: Draw near; don't delay. I want to reveal spiritual reality to you in ways that will change the very fabric of your being. It is My desire that you walk in the power and authority that I have given you, which will result in absolute victory in every aspect of life. You cannot access this revelation by looking from afar, nor will you get it second-hand through others. Don't be afraid to come close to Me, and be ready to receive, 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.

February 9, 2012: Beloved, I will give you eyes to see and ears to hear as I lead you forth in kingdom purpose. Be aware, however, that the enemy will challenge your spiritual position and tempt you with doubt in order to keep you earthbound instead of walking in the Spirit. Refuse to give in to any attacks that would cause you to feel unworthy of spiritual gifting. Be strong and resolute in seeking Me for revelation. Nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord. Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

February 10, 2012: Watch for and take advantage of opportunities to defeat a haughty spirit. These opportunities will come suddenly in various situations and circumstances, but you can quite easily gain the victory by clothing yourself with humility. For indeed, I give grace to the humble, says the Lord. I will empower you to defuse explosive situations by manifesting the fruit of the Spirit. The haughty spirit is a weapon and even a stronghold formed against you, but the weapons I have given you are more subtle and powerful. 2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

February 13, 2012: As the prophesied shifts take place in the spirit realm, they will manifest in the natural realm as greater awareness and power over circumstances. You can exercise your ability to overcome the conditions that currently exist, but you must do so through a strong and abiding faith. The biggest deterrent to victory is repressed emotions that will suddenly emerge, but their appearance will show you exactly what has not been dealt with. It is time to triumph over all that has kept you from complete liberty, says the Lord. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

February 14, 2012: It is My desire, says the Lord, that My children stop beating themselves up over perceived shortcomings and failures. More important than the outcome of any situation is that you do the best you can with what you have; that you turn to Me for wisdom, guidance and direction; that your heart belongs to Me. I would have you put your trust completely in Me to fix the things you can't. Remember that everything ultimately works together for good. You are precious to Me! Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

February 15, 2012: If you are sensitive to the spiritual environment, you will detect a shift that will bring breakthrough on various fronts. Things that have seemed impossible to conquer will now become possible. You, My people, are overcomers. I have given you the ability to be creative and to find new solutions to old problems. Let Me lead you into the realm of opportunity where you can develop in an exciting and interesting way, says the Lord. Be bold and strong in faith. 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."

February 16, 2012: Yield to My work in you to bring you into order. When you walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit, you will come under the rule of divine order, which will produce a great spiritual harvest in your life. Be aware, however, that worldly distractions and other interests will compete with life in the Spirit. You will need to put your priorities in order and maintain kingdom perspective, or you will be drawn away from what is eternally important, says the Lord. Stay connected! Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

February 17, 2012: Complacency is a weapon formed against you. This is a time when you should be pressing through every hindrance to your relationship with Me, says the Lord. It is not a time to become self-satisfied or to justify spiritual laziness. The enemy has laid a snare for those who have become over-confident and careless. You live in troubled times, and it is vital that you establish the eternal kingdom in yourself and in your surroundings so that My light can shine in the darkness of the world. Luke 11:33-36 "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. The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light."

February 20, 2012: I speak to those of you who have put your lives on auto-pilot, thinking that you don't have to do anything to stay on course. But, I tell you truly that you need to do your part to stay connected spiritually. You must continue to seek My face, listen for My voice, and obey My word. The enemy of your soul will do his utmost to take you down a path that will be difficult to come back from. Stir the coals that will bring back the flame of desire to have sweet communion with Me, says the Lord. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

February 21, 2012: Be careful what you share with others. Your words will either build up or tear down everyone who hears you. Expressing your worry, discouragement, disappointment, and anger will result in defiling those around you, and you will be held accountable for every negative or idle word spoken. (Mt. 12:36) Set a new standard for yourself to only speak as led by the Spirit, and refuse to backbite, gossip, criticize, judge, or tear people down. I am calling you, My Church, to a new spiritual level that can only be attained through righteousness and integrity. Don't miss the opportunities to access these greater heights, says the Lord. James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

February 22, 2012: I am taking you to a new level of warfare if you desire it. Your faith will be quickened so that there is no question about your authority to deal with forces of evil. The only reason the powers of darkness do not go immediately when you cast them out is because you are wavering. Understand that you have the authority of Christ--not diluted or watered down, but powerful and effective. When your faith wavers so does your authority and effectiveness. Be strong and resolute, says the Lord, and do the work. Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

February 23, 2012: Your well-being depends on your willingness to be led by My Spirit, so that when I say, "Go," you go. And, when I say "Come," you come. I am guiding you and directing your every step, but it's up to you to be obedient to the spiritual flow. You can quite easily exercise your will to do what you want to do apart from My leading, but it will be to your benefit to cooperate with the moving of the Spirit, says the Lord. John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."

February 24, 2012: Rejoice and be grateful for the challenges that prove that you still have what it takes to face difficulties and overcome. It takes discipline and hard work, but you are well able to do what I have set before you, says the Lord. This is a time when you can come face to face with fear and presumption and walk away knowing the truth. Renew your confidence and trust, and be convinced that you can do all things through Me and My anointing. Do not be afraid! Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible."

February 27, 2012: Pay attention to the rhythm of life as you endeavor to move in the flow of My Spirit. If you try to make things happen instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you, you will get out of the flow and become unfruitful. Trust Me to put you in proper position to complete your assignments in the perfect order of your responsibilities and gifting, says the Lord. Be bold; be strong, for I am with you. Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

February 28, 2012: With just a little push, you can more easily access victory in your circumstances than at other times. This is a time when your spiritual atmosphere is charged with favor and blessings. Take advantage of this time to move forward to achieve your goals as you trust Me to bring you through. Let go of all past failures that continue to undermine your confidence and boldness. This is a new day, says the Lord. Psalms 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!

February 29, 2012: Beloved, set a watch for the enemy's seduction designed to get you into a vague or undefined sense of depression or melancholy. The purpose for this attack is to paralyze you spiritually and keep you from the discernment you need to do productive warfare and to gain the victory. The next spiritual shift is now taking place, and you will need to keep your emotions under control in order to be effective and to avoid frustration, says the Lord. Isaiah 61:3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
 

March 2012 --

March 1, 2012: It is important that you keep your wits about you and stay calm in the midst of turmoil. If you will purpose to be at peace, the chaos that threatens to overtake you will be averted. Take each moment as it comes knowing that I have given you the wisdom and strength to deal successfully with all adversity. Be strong and calm, says the Lord. Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

March 2, 2012:  Set a post in a high place spiritually where you can see and discern every move of the enemy. You must keep yourself in a constant state of awareness and ready to fight against each attack as it comes. But, you must delineate people from demonic forces. Your battle is not against those around you, but against the devil. Your war is in the spirit and not in the natural realm. You will gain the victory through faith, says the Lord. Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

March 5, 2012: It is more important than ever to keep your composure. Continue to seek My face and maintain spiritual vitality.  I am your hope and your very present help in times of trouble. Depend on Me to give you the wisdom you need that will bring you to the heart of every issue and give you direction for your next step. Be courageous and bold; do not be afraid, says the Lord, for I am with you. Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

March 6, 2012:  Watch for the enemy to undermine your confidence by speaking lies about your viability and worth.  Refuse to internalize rejection, for it will assuredly bring condemnation and a sense of alienation. This attack is designed to cause spiritual paralysis and keep you from walking in the Spirit. Rise up and remind yourself of the truth, says the Lord. You are My beloved and of great value in My kingdom. 1 Peter 2:1-5 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

March 7, 2012:   Come to the truth of My Word in all things. Only in truth can your faith be established and exercised to overcome adversity. Beloved, I have given you precious promises of victory and the authority to succeed. It is of vital importance that you control your thoughts and emotions as you put your trust in Me, says the Lord. Refuse to allow fear to gain any ground in you. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

March 8, 2012:  Don't settle for less than My best for you. Keep pushing for the mark of the high call in Christ. Complacency is a threat, and laziness is your enemy. I speak to you of your spiritual condition and the danger of just going along to get along. You live in dangerous times when the enemy of your soul will try to entice you to compromise your convictions. But, I am calling you to be led by My Spirit, says the Lord. Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

March 9, 2012:  I speak to those places where you have been scattered to bring them into alignment. You have done your best to make all of the pieces fit, but you haven't had all of the pieces you need. The things that have been missing will come to you and be put in order, says the Lord. What you need now is patience, wisdom, and direction. Keep your hope and faith alive. Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

March 12, 2012:  You have been called to stand on the Rampart and watch.  This rampart is a spiritual fortress, a place of safety where you can defend yourself against the onslaught of the enemy.  And, I tell you truly that this is a time when you must set a watch from a high place in the Spirit where you can see and discern the battle.  Then, you can fight from that place of strength and wisdom to gain the victory over every attack.  Be strong and of good courage, says the Lord.  Your battles will always reveal places of self-reliance and weakness.   Habakkuk 2:1  I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.

March 13, 2012:  It is important as you continue to come to maturity that you maintain a healthy spiritual atmosphere.  I am referring to your own personal environment because you must establish the divine kingdom personally before it can extend beyond you to your family, church and work.  My work through you will always be an overflow of your relationship with Me and your obedience to My word, says the Lord.  It all begins with the first and great commandment and seeking the kingdom first.  Matthew 22:37-38  Jesus said to him, "‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first and great commandment."

March 14, 2012:  Beloved, the strength of your life and health is not only found in joy but in dealing with things as they come.  Diligence is the operative word here.  Quiet and steady perseverance will benefit you greatly and keep you moving forward.  This is no time to get stuck in circumstances that seem to be overwhelming.  When something seems to be beyond your ability to deal with, trust Me for the help that you need, says the Lord.  I will give you direction, wisdom and strength in all things.  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.

March 15, 2012:  Do all that is necessary to maintain peace in your environment.  Subdue the flesh and bind the enemy.  For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. (James 3:16)  The power of division, strife and contention is invading governments from the national level to the local level and even personally.  Only you, My people, can maintain spiritual equilibrium in the midst of chaos.  I give you My peace, says the Lord.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

March 16, 2012:  Many of you, My children, are projecting out and trying to imagine what will happen in the days ahead.  This is a waste of time and presumption, for you never know what tomorrow will bring or how things will play out.  You know in part and prophesy in part.  You cannot experience or live in the future, and the impatience that comes as a result will take you out of the spiritual flow.  You must stay present with Me, says the Lord.  I will give you wisdom and direct your steps as you trust in Me here and now.  Matthew 6:34  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

March 19, 2012:  Your plans, ideas, and religious ideals are about to be challenged.  There are things you thought you knew or understood, but you will find out that some of your concepts were theoretical constructions.  Now, you will get to see those thoughts come under the scrutiny of experience.  When this process is complete, you will see and know the point of error and come to truth.  In so doing, your spiritual and experiential foundation will be more solid, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

March 20, 2012:  Be on guard and remain fully and solidly positioned in My presence, says the Lord.  For, the enemy has released an attack to get you off track and to scatter you to the wind.  His strategy is to cause you to get emotionally invested in things you have no control over.  Yours is not to try to control but to trust Me in those things.  Refuse to allow the devil and his plans to get your off balance.  Stand strong and resolute in My purposes.  I am with you and for you.  Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.

March 21, 2012:  Trust Me to lift you up when you're down.  Believe that I am vitally interested in your life, and I see those things which concern you.  I am with you to help you get up and proceed on the path of life--eternal life and eternal joy.  It is My will to establish you in peace and strength.  Receive My help and rise up to a new level of confidence and faith that I will not leave you or forsake you.  You are precious to Me, says the Lord.  Be established in that truth.  Deuteronomy 31:8 "And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."

March 22, 2012:  This is a time when you have to continue to press through stubborn difficulties.  This is an opportunity to persevere and still stay strong in your faith.  It may seem like breakthrough will never come, but I'm telling you that it will.  Don't give up.  Continue to trust Me for the answer to your prayers.  I see what you're going through, and I hear you, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous.  Isaiah 59:1  Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

March 26, 2012:  Narrow your focus, beloved.  Refuse to allow your attention to be scattered in all directions.  And, do not allow your focus to be on your trouble or current dilemma.  This is a time to look squarely into My face, deliver your prayer with earnest faith, and trust Me to answer, says the Lord.  Release yourself from all anxiety and worry.  John 6:20 But He said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid.

March 27, 2012:  You are about to emerge from a place of dark seclusion.  As much as you have tried to not be hidden or private, I have used this time to bring a much needed healing.  That place of silence has been necessary to your spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being.  Prepare yourself, however, to be brought forth into the light of a higher place where you will be able to understand the revelation of your seclusion, says the Lord.  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.

March 28, 2012:  Look up, says the Lord.  Again, I say, look up!  You have been looking too close to yourself and your own concerns so that you have not discerned what I am doing.  You must see and know what I'm doing as well as what the enemy's plans are against you.  This is a time when I will again bring you to new heights spiritually so that you can see and discern with greater clarity.  I am also releasing an anointing that will increase your ingenuity, the power of your creative imagination.  Position yourself to make the most of this next move.  Psalms 5:3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up

March 29, 2012:  Beloved, refuse to listen to the useless chatter of the enemy when he tries to convince you that you are flawed or worthless.  I have not and do not condemn you.  You are My special treasure, chosen for My own purposes.  Satan is against you because he is against Me, says the Lord, and these lies are weapons formed against you.  Do not believe them.  Psalms 139:14  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.

March 30, 2012:  In a vision I saw a little desert beetle encircling a cactus; just going round and round making his path deeper and more established as he went.  And the Lord said, when you find yourself in a desert where you are experiencing spiritual dryness, you must stop considering your own plight.  The only avenue of extrication is to come to Me and trust Me to bring you to the place of life and refreshment.  Only in Me will you find abundant life.  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 2012 --

April 2, 2012:  Watch and be amazed at the expansion of your spiritual awareness and experience.  The realm of the spirit is being opened to you in ways you could not have imagined until now.  Prepare yourself to move into this wide, open expanse by dealing quickly with worldly issues and concerns.  Set yourself to seek greater revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord.  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

April 3, 2012:  Maintain flexibility so that when I give instructions for your next step you are able to move quickly and easily with the flow of My Spirit.  Hold your plans loosely instead of being rigidly entrenched in your goals and desires.  Your obedience will be tested, and the condition of your heart will become  apparent during this time.  Don't give fear an open door in this season, but be sensitive to My wisdom and guidance, says the Lord.  Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge

April 4, 2012:  Be aware that discontentment will open the door for a seducing spirit, which will take you to places physically, spiritually and emotionally that you really do not want to go.  The plan of the enemy is to get you out of the flow of My Spirit and to distract you from maintaining spiritual vitality.  This is a time when you must make a supreme effort to be about the Father's business, says the Lord.  1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain

April 5, 2012:  That sense of boredom that you have experienced is about to give way to fresh excitement and new adventure.  You will experience yet another shift where doors will open in the Spirit to provide new opportunities for development in both the natural and spiritual realms.  Don't be afraid to let go of what has been in order to reach forward to what is ahead.  Feeling bored is more often than not a precursor to change.  Be prepared to move ahead, says the Lord.  Exodus 40:36 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys

April 6, 2012:  Take time to evaluate where you've been and to remember the things that you learned through your experiences.  Do not give in to the temptations that come for you to be a victim of the difficulties you have endured, but rather use those lessons as a platform and a launching pad into greater wisdom and spiritual effectiveness.  Those things have made you stronger and have the potential to increase your faith if you maintain a proper perspective, 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

April 9, 2012:  The enemy has launched another round of reproach in an effort to try to get you to entertain fear of failure, to be overwhelmed with disapproval, and to dump down into hopelessness.  But, the devil is a liar.  You must be reminded that you are precious to Me.  My love for you is true and forever.  Abide in My love and in truth, says the Lord.    1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things

April 10, 2012:  In a vision I saw a water skimmer, which has the unique ability to move effortlessly on the surface of water.  And, I heard the Lord say:  You have skimmed the surface of the knowledge of biblical concepts long enough.  If you will allow it, I will bring you to greater knowledge and understanding of My kingdom.  And, I will open the scriptures to you in the way of deeper revelation.  This will only happen when you desire to tap into more profound spiritual truth, and that desire will cause you to seek more diligently.  Luke 11:9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

April 11, 2012:  Be aware, beloved, that a haughty spirit is trying to find an inroad that could cause you to stumble.  It will try to find a way in through misunderstanding and offense.  But, you are well able to discover it and avert its purpose, which is to divide and conquer.  Stay alert to the possibilities because you know that pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.  These are not results that you want to endure.  Stay ahead of this one, and you will be strengthened, says the Lord.  Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

April 12, 2012:  When you know the right thing to do and do not do it the result is darkness and oppression.   However, faithfulness always results in joy.  If you desire to experience the joy of the Lord, the first step is obedience and being a good steward over what you have been given and over what you've been given to do.  I delight in faithfulness in My people, says the Lord.  Do not underestimate or minimize the results of obedient action and a grateful attitude. 

Matthew 25:23 "His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

April 13, 2012:  You have entered a season of blessing in which the doors will open for opportunities to advance spiritually and naturally.  You will be surprised and delighted as you progress through this extraordinary time.  It is a time of revelation and resolution as things that have seemed to be beyond your ability to grasp will now be within your reach and will create a sense of freedom that you have longed for.  Draw near to Me, says the Lord, for I will give light, discernment, and truth where things have seemed to be murky.  John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

April 16, 2012:  Be reminded that "NO" is an anointed word, and you don't have to apologize for using it as often as is necessary.  The enemy will accuse you of being heartless and will send a hefty dose of guilt and condemnation your way, but this attack is a seduction.  It is designed to lure you into countering a haughty spirit with haughtiness and control with a power struggle when "no" is sufficient.  It doesn't have to be a fight, just stand your ground 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.

April 17, 2012:  Surrender yourself completely to Me, says the Lord.  Ask and I will show you areas of your soul where you have reserved the right of exercise and control.  Those places of thought and feelings will remain a battle ground for the enemy to use against you until they are completely surrendered and redeemed.  It won't be hard for you to recognize those areas because they have repeatedly been the source of difficulty in your life.  Look in the realms of bitterness, condemnation, failure, fear, and worry.  The act of surrender must be a deliberate act of your will.  If you surrender, I will do the work of redemption.  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

April 18, 2012:  In a vision I saw a little pink pig.  It looked pretty clean and was on a grassy knoll.  But, it began to root around and dig as if to make a wallow.  And, the Lord showed me that a weapon is being formed against the body of Christ to convince us that our efforts to be spiritual just aren't working.  It's too hard to keep praying; it's too hard to continue to war against the enemy; it's too hard to overcome the flesh.  The enemy wants us to give up and go back to wallowing in the mire.  The Lord says, refuse to give up.  Your walk in the Spirit will prepare and cause you to overcome the flesh, the world, and the devil.  2 Peter 2:20-22  For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.  For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.   But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

April 19, 2012:  Re-establish your spiritual focus.  I am alive, says the Lord, and My kingdom is already established.  It is finished.  It is real, and the way has been provided for you to be one with Me in the invisible realm of the Spirit.  Come and commune with Me in the secret place.  Rise above your worldly concerns and let us have sweet fellowship together.  Don't delay.  Come now that your joy may be full.  John 15:9-11  "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.  If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.  These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

April 20, 2012:  Allow Me to move you into the place of abiding in Me.  Let truth, righteousness and peace be the result.  Make a quality decision to yield to this work of the Spirit in you, for My divine government is being established on the earth one soul at a time.  I call you to be part of that government by faith and to rule and reign with Me.  Faith without works is dead, so I ask you to surrender your life completely to My kingdom purposes, says the Lord, and let the fruit of the Spirit become evident in your life.  Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this

April 23, 2012:  Watch for the little things that need attention.  Details that you overlook at this time could interrupt your spiritual flow and present a bigger problem later on.  Your thoroughness now will be of great benefit to you and those around you in the future.  Take the time you need to do every job well, says the Lord.  You will be glad you did.  Song of Solomon 2:15   Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes

April 24, 2012:  My love for you is an everlasting love and transcends all natural affection.  As you draw close to Me, that love will manifest in you and through you to others so that your love for others is also unconditional and not based on your needs, desires, or personal prejudice.  Let Me transform your heart, says the Lord, and bring you to a higher level of love.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things

April 25, 2012:  I am shining a light on things hidden in darkness.  I speak not only of strategies and weapons formed against you from the realm of darkness, but also revelation of My kingdom that has been obscured until now.  There are things that have been unclear to you that will suddenly be understandable.  The sword of the Word will become holy wisdom that will produce effective action through faith, says the Lord.  This is a time of clarity.  Luke 8:17  For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light

April 26, 2012:  Beloved, you are in an equipping phase.  You are being equipped and given proper equipment to accomplish what I have set before you to do in the days ahead.  You may even be surprised by the things I am preparing you for, but I will show you the way.  There is no place in this transition for anxiety or fear that you will not be ready.  When I am in the lead, your steps are perfectly ordered, says the Lord.  Let Me move you.  Isaiah 52:12 For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard

April 27, 2012:  You've heard it said, "Do not let the sun go down on your wrath."  But, I also tell you not to let any day end with strife, contention, or division in your own heart or between you and someone else.  Seek peace and let it be established in you and in your environment.  Set your mind on things of the Spirit and not on trouble in the world.  Let your soul be established in righteousness, peace and joy, says the Lord.  This is especially crucial in the current political climate in your nation and around the world.  1 Peter 3:11  Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it

April 30, 2012:  You are at a point when the order of the day is decisive action.  Indecision will only hinder your flow in the Spirit.  Seek My face and examine your own heart and then make choices based on what you know, understand, and desire.  The river of My Spirit is moving rapidly at this time, and being in the flow will be exciting and exhilarating, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

May 2012 --

May 1, 2012: Prepare your heart for changes both great and small. Some things will only enhance your environment cosmetically, while other changes will affect you spiritually in a profound way. Yet other changes will affect your work or play. Be flexible and ready to embrace all that I have for you, says the
Lord. But, also watch for seductions that would take you out of the flow of My Spirit. I will lead you in the way of peace. 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."

May 2, 2012: Resist the temptation to presume. At this moment you can only see part of the picture and not the whole thing, and presumption at this point would be disastrous. Stay present with Me, says the Lord, and I will take you one day at a time, one step at a time, with enough wisdom to deal with today. Keep the faith and trust Me that it's all coming together nicely. Don't worry! Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

May 3, 2012: I am unlocking another dimension of spiritual revelation, available to those who seek to know and understand My kingdom. There will be greater clarity that will bring depth and richness to your walk in the Spirit. All you have to do is release your desire to know Me more fully and intimately, says the Lord. Then, come to Me with expectation. Luke 11:9 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

May 4, 2012: Certain aspects of your life are being re-arranged so that you can see more completely My divine influence. Your environment and circumstances demand all the interest and thought that you are willing to give. But, it is My desire to get your attention, to draw your attention away from yourself and worldly concerns so that I can manifest and express My kingdom in tangible ways in, around, and through you, says the Lord. Yield to this work, so that I can establish you in divine order. Isaiah 48:6 "You have heard; see all this. And will you not declare it? I have made you hear new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them."

May 7, 2012: Refuse to allow fear and intimidation to keep you from moving into the next phase of your gifting and calling. The enemy would have you get stuck in a place of insecurity, but I am calling you to have confidence in Me, says the Lord, to empower you to do all that is necessary. I am your strength and your shield. Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.

May 8, 2012: As you are led by My Spirit you will become more acutely aware of what you can reveal and what you must conceal. Some things are to be told and some things are to be held close to your heart. Often it is a matter of circumstance and timing. All you have to do is be sensitive to the spiritual flow, and set a watch over the words of your mouth and wait for the unction of My Spirit, says the Lord. Matthew 7:6 "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces."

May 9, 2012: Be aware that you are about to see the process of doors of opportunity opening that will be a pleasure and delight. Take advantage of stress-free blocks of time in which you can be restored and renewed both spiritually and physically. Don't push yourself in this time of healing. Let it come. Be open and receive all that I have for you, says the Lord. It will come with a very soft but powerful anointing. Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

May 10, 2012: Resist the temptation to get into condemnation when things don't turn out as you expected they would. Those things that you perceive as being mistakes serve to set the boundaries of your spiritual flow. I would have you pay attention to those boundaries and rejoice in receiving course corrections. I am with you to keep you on the narrow path to your destiny, says the Lord. Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction.

May 11, 2012: Stay focused, and refuse to be scattered through trying to take on more than you can effectively handle. Take the time necessary to establish yourself in peace and tranquility so that the enemy cannot find an inroad. Confusion and chaos are the devil's playground, but I have given you the peace that surpasses all natural understanding. Settle down in the emotional and mental stability that I have provided, says the Lord. Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

May 14, 2012: You are currently in a time of rediscovery and recovery of things that have been lost to you, things that you once possessed either mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually. You will have a sense of freedom that is beyond words to describe and will come from the very core of your being. This is a subtle work of My Spirit, says the Lord. Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD."

May 15, 2012: This is a time when you can and must release all things from the past so that you can move forward in My will and purposes. Cut the ties that bind or keep you bound through disappointment and failure. Keep your focus on the eternal now, and stay ever present with Me, says the Lord. I am doing a mighty liberating work in your hearts and minds. You would do well to cooperate with this work and set your sights on freedom. Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

May 16, 2012: Refuse to allow discouragement to kill your faith. Stay strong, and bolster your faith through reading, hearing, understanding and agreeing with My Word, says the Lord. Keep close tabs on your thoughts and make adjustments where necessary to maintain a strong and undeniable faith. Faith is your greatest asset, and must be protected at all cost. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

May 17, 2012: Maintain peace and stay steady. Deal with things as they come; My grace is sufficient for each moment. I will help you and give you the wisdom and strength you need to endure through current difficulties. This is a time when your trust in Me is imperative. Believe that I can and will direct your steps and surround you with a hedge of protection. Do not despair, says the Lord. I am with 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.

May 18, 2012: I see those things that are looming before you that have overwhelmed you. I know you're doing your best to be strong and to overcome, but you feel weak and unable to cope. I say to you, that I am your strength in every situation. I am your peace in the storm. And, with Me nothing is impossible. Go forth in faith and with peace I will cause you to not only endure, but to succeed, says the Lord. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

May 21, 2012: Rest assured that I have begun a good work in you, and I will bring it to perfection, says the Lord. You are not an inferior product. You have been redeemed and set apart for My kingdom. Refuse to believe lying accusations that bring condemnation. You are chosen and designed to fulfill My purposes in your place on the earth. Trust Me.  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

May 22, 2012: Take advantage of every opportunity to streamline your efforts in the interest of productivity and efficiency. This will free you up to focus more on spiritual matters. The question is, what will you do with more time? Will you truly spend time with Me, or will you fill your schedule with more of the world and carnal pursuits? It will depend entirely on your priorities. It is My desire that you truly seek My kingdom first, says the Lord. Mark 12:30 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.

May 23, 2012: Beloved, I have spoken to you about discovering hidden riches in secret places, but don't think of these things as necessarily being external. I am revealing the treasures in you that have yet to be expressed fully. I am bringing you to a level of spiritual maturity that you would not have believed, where your outward expression will reflect your inner depth and beauty, says the Lord. Let your light shine! 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.

May 24, 2012: I am the same yesterday, today and forever. When things seem completely beyond your ability, come back to Me--the foundational Rock of your faith. Find stability in your relationship with Me. When everything seems to be spinning out of control, I am your place of peace. Make the transition from flesh to spirit. Come back and be established in spiritual and eternal reality. Find your solace in Me, says the Lord. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

May 25, 2012: I, the Lord, am leading you forward into the depth of My purposes, and I also have your back. I am guiding you into truth and strength of soul and spirit. Your place of safety is in Me, says the Lord. I am protecting you from wicked schemes and plans of destruction against you. Do not be afraid, for I will deliver you from all the works of the enemy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Let faith and trust rule in your heart and mind. Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

May 28, 2012: Reflect and be reminded of good things. This is a season of blessing and favor, and when your heart is grateful and you express that gratitude in prayer, it opens the door for even greater blessings. Conversely, your grumbling and complaining will create spiritual barrenness, says the Lord. Take time to be thankful. Romans 1:21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

May 29, 2012: Watch for and resist the temptation that comes to draw you back into condemnation that stems from old places of rejection and failure. This is an attack from the enemy of your soul. Recognize it for what it is, and give no place for the devil. Set your mind and heart on things that build you up and not tear you down. I am for you, says the Lord, and not against you. Look up! Acts 20:32 "So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."

May 30, 2012: Beloved, you are in a season when you can grow by leaps and bounds in your discernment. And, it is imperative that you pay attention to the small corrections along the way so that you can make adjustments. The goal is absolute clarity and precision in what you see and hear. Your understanding can get skewed by misinterpretation. Make every effort to stay in the truth of My Spirit, says the Lord. Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

May 31, 2012: Come into My presence to receive healing and restoration from the demands on your time and energy. I am your source of life and strength, and you must take the time to come to Me to be refreshed and renewed. Resist the temptation to try to find natural remedies to a spiritual condition. Let Me help carry your burdens and make the load lighter, says the Lord. Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

June 2012 --

June 1, 2012: Set a careful watch over the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart. Your criticism and judgment of others will open a door for the enemy, and you will also be criticized and judged, which is not conducive to a healthy spiritual environment. I would have you to be about the work of the kingdom, of building up and not tearing down, says the Lord. Love one another as I have loved you. Matthew 7:1-2 "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."

June 4, 2012: Beloved, I am calling you to a higher and more concrete level of faith that will become the basis for activity and endurance. Much of your spiritual function has been fueled by hope rather than faith and trust in Me, says the Lord. I would have you come to a level of true belief according to My will and purposes. John 16:23 And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

June 5, 2012: Be strong and stay steady as you move from one thing to the next. I didn't promise that it would be easy, but I did promise that I would be with you and not forsake you. There will be times when you just need to be quiet; an emotional meltdown will not serve your best interests, says the Lord. Trust Me for wisdom and direction. I will indeed point the way and protect you on the way. Hebrews 3:14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end.

June 6, 2012: Expand! These are times to grow in your spiritual awareness and understanding. Don't stagnate in dead, dry religious tradition. You know that you are stuck in the doldrums of religious exercise when life in the Spirit becomes a memory instead of today's experience. Come alive! Stir yourself up until you are moved by the power of My presence, says the Lord, and until you know that life in the Spirit is your fuel. 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.

June 7, 2012: Pay attention, and watch for signs in the natural that confirm what I am doing spiritually. When I give you instruction and direction, I will confirm it with signs following, says the Lord. It is up to you to believe and respond accordingly. However, you cannot be a gate-crasher. You must wait for doors of opportunity to both open and close. It is to your great advantage to stay in the flow of the Spirit. Mark 16:20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs.

June 8, 2012: This is no time to get earth bound or to be distracted by problems and worries. It is a time to release your concerns to me and trust that I will give wisdom and show you the way of resolution. Your faith will be like the wind that will lift and carry you like a bird into the realm of spiritual destiny. Get your priorities in order, and seek My face, says the Lord, and I will give you eternal perspective. Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

June 11, 2012: You have come to this point in your walk with Me many times, but have stopped short of the fullness of what I have prepared for you. This is very much like crossing the river into the promised land. The land has already been given to you, but you must take it. Will it take effort? Yes. Will it be a fight to overcome the enemy? Yes. Will it be worth it? Yes. Put aside your fears and trepidation, and trust Me that I will strengthen you for the journey and be with you in the fight, says the Lord. Deuteronomy 27:3 ... when you have crossed over, that you may enter the land which the LORD your God is giving you, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ just as the LORD God of your fathers promised you.

June 12, 2012: Set a watch for divine justice to be accomplished. I will bring correction and adjustment in areas where you are off course, and I will establish you more solidly in My plans and purposes for your life, says the Lord. Don't resist what I am about to do, but rather yield to the process. When all is said and done you will be able to operate in greater spiritual freedom and vitality. 1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

June 13, 2012: Beloved, I am building you up and not tearing you down. Like any building, you are coming to completion one step at a time, one component at a time. You have not attained, but you are being built up in your most holy faith as you yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord. You are indeed part of My glorious Church, which is becoming holy and without blemish. Allow Me to perfect you. 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.

June 14, 2012: I see your difficulties and struggles. In fact, I am well aware of every detail of your life, says the Lord. And, I tell you the truth, you can trust Me to bring you through these harsh circumstances safely and in victory. All you need to do is maintain your faith and keep your focus. I will not leave you desolate. Let Me lead you through the maze of uncertainty and problematic situations. Know that I am for you and with you. Psalm 18:35-36 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip.

June 15, 2012: Release yourself from all frustration and irritation. The things that haven't worked out the way you hoped they would were for the purpose of a course correction. You will gain some much needed wisdom from recent events that had the potential for disappointment and discouragement. Forgive yourself and others, and ask Me for wisdom. I will provide not only wisdom but direction and guidance. Trust me to keep you in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

June 18, 2012: Reach beyond where you have been. I want to expand your understanding, awareness, and spiritual experience, but you must cooperate in this opportunity for growth by choosing to yield to My work in you. Prepare to experience greater light and clarity, which will give you a sense of higher purpose, says the Lord. Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

June 19, 2012: I am causing you to have to reach to higher heights and greater depths. Skimming the surface of your spirituality will no longer suffice. It is My desire that you grow in your knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom. Every child of the King has a vital role to play in the overall scheme of things, and it is time for you, My children, to step up and do your part, says the Lord. You are being groomed and trained for victory. Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

June 20, 2012: I speak to My intercessors when I tell you that when I call you to do the work of prayer no matter how close or far, I would have you to pray only as led by My Spirit. Do not consider your own interests with regard to any situation. Refuse to become emotionally invested in a situation, but go in Spirit and do My bidding, says the Lord. I am looking for those who will yield as a vessel of My will. James 5:16b The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

June 21, 2012: Beloved, it is My will and desire that you not only establish yourself in My presence as you walk in the Spirit, but I would have you establish My presence, power and glory in areas where you live and work so that I am never far from you, says the Lord. Constantly maintain peace and righteousness in yourself and in your surroundings. You are indeed the light of the world; let your light shine to illuminate the darkness, yes even deep darkness and gloominess on the earth. 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.

June 22, 2012: Watch for prime opportunities to move ahead in My progression for your life. There are things for which you have been set and chosen, and these things are not always earth shaking or life changing. They are simply things that will bring blessings to yourself and others as you move in the flow of seasons and events. Do not hesitate to do what comes your way, or to do what comes next. Do not be afraid, says the Lord, for I am directing your steps. Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

June 25, 2012: Refuse to allow disappointment or discouragement to undermine your faith. You must keep your faith strong if you are to receive what I have promised, says the Lord. Unbelief is your enemy. Romans 4:20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.

June 26, 2012: People who have rejected you in the past are up once again for review. Take this time to release them completely, and do not allow those old, negative emotions or condemnation to resurface. Let bygones be bygones, and then move on. In this season you must be free from all bondage in order to take advantage of the next wave of My Spirit, for it is indeed coming in like the tide. All you have to do to experience this moving of the Spirit is to be ready to receive, says the Lord. Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

June 27, 2012: My desire for you, My beloved, is that your obedience is of primary importance and that you do nothing apart from My leading. You are living in a time when distractions abound, and there are constant seductions to satisfy fleshly desires that pull at you to get you off course and out of the flow of My Spirit. Yet, it is a small thing to set your heart to do what I have given you to do and to go where I have intended, says the Lord. John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner."

June 28, 2012:  Rise up in the realm of the spirit and speak to your mountain, that mountain that looms large before you that you do not know how to get around or over. I have given you the authority to move it out of your way so that you can progress unhindered. There are things that are beyond your ability to deal with in the natural realm, but all things are possible with Me, says the Lord. Speak to this mountain in My name. Mark 11:23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."

June 29, 2012: I have heard your prayers for things that you would consider beyond your realm of responsibility, and I see and respond to your faith. Watch and be amazed at the answer to your prayer. You have reached higher and further than you ever thought possible, and I am well pleased with your desire to go higher in spiritual understanding and to exercise your faith on that level. Well done, My beloved servant, says the Lord. Matthew 25:23 "His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’"

July 2012 --

July 2, 2012:   You have been made kings and priests to rule and reign with Me in My kingdom. I have given you the authority to rise up in the face of adversity and gain the victory. Exercise your authority, and I will put the enemy under your feet. Don't let the devil get you down, says the Lord. Be strong, courageous, and triumphant. Romans 16:19-20 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

July 3, 2012: Stand by to receive the wisdom you need to solve nagging and difficult problems. I will give you the solutions you need, and I will bring peace to your troubled soul. Refuse to allow despair to keep you from receiving instructions that will lead to constructive developments in your current dilemma. Take the position of faith, knowing that I will impart perfect understanding and direct your steps. says the Lord. Proverbs 24:3 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.

July 4, 2012: Beloved, I want you to listen for My voice. I want to speak encouragement to your soul and to direct you to higher places in the realm of the spirit. I want to give you wisdom and revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord. But, I need you to open your heart to receive all that I have for you, to quiet your soul, and perceive spiritually. Silence your flesh; listen, hear, and understand what I am saying to you. John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me."

July 5, 2012: I'm looking for a people who I can trust to do My will with purity of heart. They are a people totally dedicated and consecrated to My purposes who will rise above the flesh and the things of the world to truly walk in the Spirit. They have their ears attuned to My voice, and they follow carefully every directive without selfish pride or personal motive or need for approval. I am looking for a people who will be the people called by My name, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:6-9 "I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."

July 6, 2012: Be still and discern what it is that hinders your walk in the Spirit. There are people you must forgive and issues that you have to release in order to be free enough to move in the flow of My Spirit unhindered. But, you must get quiet enough to see and understand how important it is for you to stay clear spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Otherwise, there will be things in the natural realm that will siphon off your physical and spiritual energy. Now is the time to deal with all unrighteousness, says the Lord. Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.

July 9, 2012: Release yourself from all obsession of soul. Let go of everything that is holding you back from your potential victory. I speak of thoughts that continue to return like a revolving door, which are not in your best interest. You cannot move ahead until you completely relinquish your investment in being a victim. Forgive and forget, 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.

July 10, 2012: Beloved, look for continuing resolution to stubborn problems. You're making progress, but you are not quite at the point of victory. Much of this has to do with things that are not under your control, but in the hands of other people. Rest assured that I am on your side and with you. The flow of My Spirit will bring you to a place of resolute triumph, says the Lord. Just keep moving, and do not give up. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

July 11, 2012: This is a time when you will realize in practical terms the spiritual law of sowing and reaping. Many things are coming to completion or culmination, and you will be able to identify and begin to understand the conclusion of your harvest. Not everyone will reap with joy, but those who reap in sadness will also have an opportunity to begin again. Prepare your heart so that your ground is not hard or fallow, says the Lord. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

July 12, 2012: The accuser of the brethren has risen up to blame you, My people, says the Lord. Set a watch for guilt, shame, and condemnation. Refuse to allow the enemy's access. Stand strong in truth and in the knowledge of My mercy, favor and grace towards you. This attack is designed to derail and distract you from spiritual concentration. Be strong and keep your focus. Psalms 86:5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

July 13, 2012: I speak to multitudes when I tell you that your quest for attention and recognition is simply selfish ambition as you seek to express yourself in unique ways. But, My purpose for you is that you become a vessel through whom the expression of My Spirit can flow, unhindered by your flesh. You do not have to clamor and strive for position or compare yourself with others. Simply be what I have created you to be and surrender completely to My purposes in and through you. Even if you happen to acquire the attention you think you need, it is still empty and vain. Establish yourself in secret communion with Me, says the Lord. John 7:4a "For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly."

July 16, 2012: You are in a short season of adjustment when you will have opportunities to make changes that will more accurately meet your needs and requirements. Stay calm in this time and refuse to allow stress to steal your peace. Wisdom is being poured out in abundance so that you can find the most effective way to deal with every situation, says the Lord. Let Me lead you. Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.

July 17, 2012: Beloved, I am going before you as you seek to know Me and more of My kingdom and eternal purposes. I will reveal to you the ancient pathways and take you by a way that you have not known. Your understanding will be enlightened to know more fully your calling and the path that I have opened to you, says the Lord. Hosea 6:3 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.

July 18, 2012: Set yourself in a position of total surrender to My Spirit, says the Lord. Only in this way will you be able to yield to the corrections that will come to get you back into a spiritual flow. Be aware that the enemy of your soul will try to pervert the value of these changes by causing you to focus inwardly and receive condemnation. The true value of chastening is for the purpose of solving problems in your life so that your efforts will produce better results. Yielding to this process will be of great benefit to you, but you must deliberately refuse to allow your carnal nature to stubbornly resist.
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

July 19, 2012: Let there be no divisions among you, My people. It is My will for you that you live in peace as much as possible. Division has its root in pride, and I would have you not provoke one another or start a fight. I am calling you this day to be humble and to forgive those who have offended you or caused you distress. Let this be a new day and a new season of humility and forgiveness, says the Lord. Romans 12:18-21 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

July 20, 2012: There is an opening, a window of opportunity that will allow you to see and understand your stubborn resistance as a means to having things your way. In doing this you actually are pressuring those around you to reform in some way, which is a subtle form of manipulation. At the same time, you are finding it very difficult to move ahead because you continually encounter those who are also resistant to you. And, do you remember that you will reap what you sow? Take this opportunity now to let go of your own stubbornness so that you can have breakthrough, says the Lord. 1 Samuel 15:23a For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

July 23, 2012: Breakthrough is the order of the day. Circumstances that have seemed resistant to conclusion will now give way to resolution. This time of bringing things to completion will seem like a sweet and refreshing rain that breaks the drought or dryness that comes with stagnation. It will be like the breaking of a dam that frees the movement of a river to flow to its designed destination. Rejoice, says the Lord. Let the flow of My Spirit carry you to destiny. John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

July 24, 2012: Beloved, I am calling you to a new spiritual level. When I call you I make a way for you and provide for your journey. You need not be afraid of missing out because you will be compelled by the pull of My Spirit to take you higher. All you have to do is release your desire to Me for this purpose and surrender to the movement and flow of My Spirit, says the Lord. Prepare your heart for more than you could have imagined. Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

July 25, 2012: Be alert to a weapon formed against you, My people. It is the temptation to give in to dissipation, which is to spend too much time and resources on physical pleasures. This is a subtle attack formed to separate you from My presence and to divert your attention to worldly things and issues of life. Take the time to deliberately redirect your thoughts and energy to spiritual things--things that matter, says the Lord. 1 Peter 4:3-6 For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

July 26, 2012: Establish faith in the very foundation of your being. Align your thoughts to agree with My word, says the Lord, for I will answer your faith by bringing forth My word in your life. The blessings and promises of My kingdom are available to everyone who believes. But, you must believe and not allow the enemy to undermine your faith with thoughts of negativity and unbelief. Rise up to receive all that I have provided for you. Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

July 27, 2012: Indeed, old ceilings have become new floors as you have arisen to a new level of spiritual experience. And now I am establishing you there and causing you to stabilize and be more solid in the knowledge and skill that you have gained in new spiritual activity. You have been challenged to exercise a higher degree of maturity and will now experience a greater calm in the midst of the storms of life, says the Lord. Be strong! Ephesians 4:11-15 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—

July 30, 2012: The stand that you have taken against the enemy is being challenged. Now you must decide what to do about that. Will you just sit down in defeat because your ground is too hard to hold? Or, will you rise up in faith and authority to re-establish and maintain your victory? The choice is yours, but I am with you and behind you to gain and keep the victory, says the Lord. 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

July 31, 2012: Listen carefully, My children. The enemy has released an attack against you that will result in frustration through spirits of infirmity, fear and heaviness. Infirmity will cause you to feel like you've been victimized in some way, fear will cause you to dread, and heaviness will produce despair. I would have you recognize that it will drain you emotionally. But, I have given you authority to cast out these demons and to stop this assault against you. Rise up in that authority and do business in the realm of the spirit, says the Lord, and I will bring restoration and recovery. 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.

AUGUST 2012 --

August 1, 2012: Take advantage of every opportunity to tidy up by finishing the things you started a few months ago. Take care of unfinished business and take the next step that will release you from dreaded and daunting responsibilities. That which is required of you is not as menacing as you have imagined. Just move ahead one step at a time until you have accomplished your goal, says the Lord. You must do this in order to find the spiritual freedom that comes as a result of being unencumbered. Freedom awaits! 1 Peter 1:6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

August 2, 2012: I have given you seeds to sow that will produce a powerful harvest in due season. Do not sow sparingly nor hold back what is in your power to give. I'm not only speaking to you of your finances, but of your time, energy and goodwill. Open your heart and allow Me to establish a generous spirit so that out of that generosity, you will reap abundantly, says the Lord. It is My will and desire that you prosper in all things. 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. 2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

August 3, 2012: Refuse to allow clutter in your soul and spirit. Recent experiences have had the potential of creating confusion, but you must rise to a level of truth and peace, knowing that I will lead you forth in My purposes. I have indeed gone before you to make a way where there seems to be no way. Nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord. Trust Me. 1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

August 6, 2012: My reward is in My hand, says the Lord, but it is your choice whether you receive the best that I have or become satisfied with something less. The best that I have is your spiritual inheritance in the kingdom. The something less is to desire physical and material blessings on earth. And, I say, if you seek My kingdom first you will have both. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

August 7, 2012: Be aware that you will have opportunities to see yourself in the light of My Spirit and overcome aspects of your nature that have been detrimental to your spiritual growth and well-being. You can either accept this correction or reject it; it is your choice. But, receiving correction will bring greater freedom and clarity. You would do well to embrace all that I am doing in you in this season, says the Lord. Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

August 8, 2012: The enemy has set up roadblocks to hinder your progression and cause you to be ignored and overlooked or forgotten about. This might seem like a test of your patience, but it is a direct attack from the enemy to seduce you into negative emotional responses. Your awareness of this condition will make all the difference. All you have to do is to establish your position again, says the Lord. Pray for direction and guidance, and I will answer. John 14:13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."

August 9, 2012: Beloved, you are still in a season of correction. Pay attention because it will sometimes come in unexpected ways. I will even use situations and circumstances to reveal places that need adjustment. All you have to do is be willing to yield and to refuse to respond defensively or take correction as rejection. You are still under My tutelage, and I am refining you as you grow in My kingdom, says the Lord. You will be glad that you surrendered to this process. Hebrews 12:6 For whom the LORD loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives."

August 10, 2012: How long will you falter between two opinions? (1 Kings 18:21) You entered into My kingdom by faith in the Son of God. And it is by faith that you were justified. You stand by faith and walk in faith. Yet (and I speak to many) you question My existence and have chosen to sit down like a stubborn donkey until I, the Lord, prove Myself through your circumstances. You must rise up and renew yourself in your most holy faith, says the Lord, before you will be able to move forward. James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

August 13, 2012: I will once again bring you by a way that you have not been before. The reason for this is that when you become familiar with the spiritual landscape your tend to gloss over it instead of gleaning the depth of revelation that I have for you. I want you to see and understand from the depth of your being what I am doing in your life that will transform you, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

August 14, 2012: Things are not as they seem. Stop and discern the attitudes and motives that lie behind words and actions. Do not put your trust in man, but trust only Me, for I am trustworthy and will never leave you nor forsake you. Be assured that nothing is hidden from My sight, and I will bring everything hidden in darkness to the light. Stand in a place of integrity before Me, says the Lord, for I am your place of safety, your holy habitation.
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

August 15, 2012: Beloved, do nothing apart from My leading. You will be tempted by the enemy to make decisions about current situations in the power of your own flesh instead of by My Spirit, says the Lord. I tell you to do nothing unless and until I move you to do so. But, you must take down the Jezebel spirit and forbid her work in your midst. Her goal is to destroy the work that I have begun in you and through you. Don't allow it! I have given you all the power and authority you need to thwart this attack. Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

August 16, 2012: Be still and do not overreact to discouraging news or things that intrude into your life and threaten your tranquility. Maintain peace in the process of responding to situations that are difficult or challenging. You must keep yourself in spiritual flow, faith and peace. Refuse every temptation to fear. Discouragement will kill your anointing and your place of stability in Me, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

August 17, 2012: Take a stand, and refuse to be controlled by the negativity of others. The enemy will use bitterness to defile you and everything it touches. You must set a watch and not allow disagreement and opposition to hinder My purposes in and around you. It is serious business for those who insist on defiling the atmosphere and quenching My Spirit, says the Lord. Hebrews 12:15 Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.

August 20, 2012: If you will seek My face and purpose to obey My leading, I will bring you to a new level of clarity that will establish you in the flow of My Spirit and peace. I want you to know the difference between having peace by way of fulfilling the desires of your soul and the peace that comes from true relationship with Me, 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.

August 21, 2012: I kept hearing the word "rift" in my spirit, and I heard the Lord say: Close the gaps and repair the rifts so that the enemy will not be able to bring irreparable damage to the relationships that are vital to My purposes for you. Criticism, judgment and offenses are not only damaging to your soul and spirit, but also open the door for the devil to enter in and wreak havoc as a consequence of your hardened heart. Choose peace and reconciliation with your brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God. Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle.

August 22, 2012: Many of you, My people, will be seduced into going back in time to relive the past on some level. But, be aware that when you do that you will be opening the door to entertain old places of rejection, failure, and disappointment. This is not good for you and will hinder your walk in the Spirit. What you must do is stay present with Me, and what I am doing in, around and through you right now. You can do nothing about the past, but you can be strengthened and encouraged in the present, says the Lord. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

August 23, 2012: Beloved, gratitude is a powerful supernatural tool that will bring blessing into your life. When you take time to recognize My presence with thanksgiving, it brings glory to My kingdom. My desire is that you prosper in all things, but that prosperity does not come through disappointment and bitterness; it comes through praise. When you exalt Me, I lift you up, says the Lord. Philippians 4:6-9 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. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

August 24, 2012: Do what I have given you to do with a pure heart and excellent spirit. Whatever you have set your will to do, do for the enhancement and enrichment of My kingdom on the earth. It falls to each one to build up and not tear down, to be an encouragement to the members of My body, says the Lord. You are to be a help and not a hindrance to the work of the Spirit. Be strong and of good courage, and do the work. 1 Corinthians 3:13 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.

August 27, 2012: Find your place of faith in Me, and stand fast. Let nothing dissuade you from receiving all that I have for you. These are perilous times when the devil will do his worst to try to abort My plans and purposes for you and those around you. But, I am faithful to perform My word when you put your trust in Me, says the Lord. Jeremiah 1:12 Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word."

August 28, 2012: Watch out for the temptation to take control where you have no responsibility or authority. Situations will arise that are startling and have the potential of throwing you into a tailspin, but you must not react with plans of your own to find solutions or to change things so that you will be more comfortable. You must settle in your heart the fact that things will happen that are beyond your ability to fix. That is when you can ask Me to give wisdom and direction beyond your finite understanding, says the Lord. Trust Me! 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.

August 29, 2012: This is a time when you can rearrange priorities and make your position more solid than ever. Take every opportunity to sort things out and to let go of everything that weakens your effectiveness in My kingdom. I have established you and will sustain you, but you must cooperate with this work to achieve its highest benefit, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

August 30, 2012: You have spent too much time fussing and fuming over issues that you have no control over. You have expended unnecessary time and energy with no results. Only when you truly let go and trust Me will these issues be resolved. Come into My rest and let Me bring comfort to your soul and resolution to your concerns, says the Lord. Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

August 31, 2012: There is an open heaven above you, and I am calling to you to come up here! Be exalted! Be raised up! You can rise up in the realm of the Spirit and come into My presence with greater clarity and purpose than ever before. Set your heart to have a more intimate relationship with Me; to know Me, says the Lord. Move from where you are, from where you got stuck, and come to Me. Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you—the sure mercies of David.

SEPTEMBER 2012 --

September 3, 2012:  I am establishing you in a place of peace and strength.  You are entering a phase of stability in faith if you will receive it and come into a quiet place of trust and determination to receive all that you need, says the Lord.  Set your heart's desire to seek after Me as your first priority.  The days are full of wickedness, but those who are righteous--clean by the blood of the Lamb--will rejoice.  Psalms 42:1  As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.

September 4, 2012:  Quiet your soul and watch for the moving of My Spirit within you.  I am going to reveal places that need renovation so that you can live spiritually with greater purity of heart.  I will show you areas where your mindset has kept you in religious bondage and kept you from the freedom that comes with walking in the Spirit and fullness of My purposes for you, says the Lord.  I will open your eyes to see with great clarity, and you will be glad.  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 5, 2012:  You have entered a season of change where old things are ending before new doors will open.  These changes will take place on a variety of levels and will produce a sense of discomfort.  You might even experience some level of anxiety.  But, at the very least you will have that out-of-pocket feeling.  Do not overreact to your feelings.  This is a period of temporary adjustments along the way, for I am positioning you for greater liberty of body, soul and spirit, says the Lord.  Don't 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.

September 6, 2012:  Take the time necessary to relax and recover from the stress and pressure that you have experienced recently.  You will need to come into My presence softly, not coming to do business or to pray and intercede, but coming into My atmosphere where you can thrive spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.  Come and be refreshed, says the Lord.  Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

September 7, 2012:  What will your choose?  Gratitude or grumbling?  One will lead to strength and blessing and the other to weakness and cursing.  Beloved, I want you to understand the importance of your choices as you decide what you will think or speak, says the Lord.  I have already told you not to worry about anything or be afraid, but to pray with thanksgiving in your heart.  I answer your faith and gratitude with a mighty outpouring of My blessings.  Proverbs 18:21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

September 10, 2012:  You are in a time of transitioning into a new season, and the enemy is bringing a storm of confusion to get you to believe that you are going the wrong direction.  You need to stay cool, calm and collected.   Be quiet and do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord.  I am releasing a particular anointing to rest and wait for the moving of My Spirit.  Hebrews 4:9-10  There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.  For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His

September 11, 2012:  Beloved, refuse to lament over what has already been done or become a victim of the past.  Nothing you do will change it or make it better, but you can let it go and launch yourself into this new day that is filled with possibilities and opportunities to know Me better and to understand My kingdom with greater clarity.  This is a day to forgive and be forgiven, says the Lord.  Draw near to Me!  Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

September 12, 2012:  When your focus is narrowed so that you obsess over things that are not going your way or working the way you desire, you lose perspective and vision.  Refuse to concentrate on your worries and woes and do not allow you heart to be hardened to the point of being ungrateful.  You can choose to maintain a positive outlook, which will improve your disposition and mental health, says the Lord.  Do not despair.  Psalms 107:21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men

September 13, 2012:  In a vision I saw someone shoot an arrow from a longbow.  The target was a long ways away, like perhaps the distance of the length of a football field.  I could see the arrow moving towards the target and then it dropped in elevation, but regained altitude and hit the bullseye.  The Lord showed me that the archer represented both the prophet and the person who has a long-term goal.  The arrow is the Word.  This is what He said:  "Even when it looks like you are going to fall short of the Word, or of your goal and intentions, there will be supernatural help to carry you to your destination.  Do not be afraid when it looks like you will not make it.  I am with you to bring My word and your work to completion."  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

September 14, 2012:  The recent disturbance in your life is nothing more than a hiccup in the overall scheme of things.  Do not give it more power than it deserves by obsessing over details.  You must realize that I am expanding your spiritual discernment, which will also manifest in your natural awareness.  Put your trust in Me for the long haul, for this is momentary light affliction, says the Lord.  Refuse to become distraught.  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, 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

September 17, 2012:

The Lord says:

“I am drawing a line of demarcation that will create a boundary of separation between the past and the present.  I will establish a line between righteousness and ungodliness or worldliness so that some of the things you used to do, say or think will not be tolerated and will now violate your conscience or stunt your spiritual growth. 

“I am calling you, My people, to come out of Mystery Babylon, that place of hypocritical religious exercise, and do not touch what is unclean.”

2 Corinthians 6:16-17  And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people."  Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."

“You will be called ‘Holiness to the Lord.’  This will be your name.”

Jeremiah 2:3   Israel was holiness to the LORD, The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; Disaster will come upon them," says the LORD.’"

“I will strengthen you and cause your faith to grow.  This will happen as you see My supernatural work, which will be undeniable.  You will no longer speak lies of doubt and unbelief about what I will or will not do, nor will you bring reproach on My kingdom.

“This is a time to advance and not retreat; to go forward and not fall back.  Rise up to your full potential and be a force to be reckoned with as I move with power through you to demonstrate My will.

“There is a call going out across the land to awaken those who are asleep spiritually.  There are multitudes who have been lulled to sleep.  Many have been turning in your slumber without coming fully awake to your spiritual potential.”

Romans 13:11-12  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.  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

Ephesians 5:14  Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."

“Come forth out of the darkness of your soul.  The times require sensitivity to your spiritual atmosphere and environment.  No longer allow the enemy access or a place to rule in your circumstances.  Let Me establish you in light and truth in all things.

“I am expanding your discernment to see and understand with greater clarity as you go to war against enemy forces.  You are a shining light in the midst of deep darkness.  As you seek greater spiritual insights, the mysteries of the kingdom will set your heart ablaze with excitement and wonder.”

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

“Your effectiveness in working out and expressing kingdom purpose in the past will pale in comparison to what you will do in the days ahead.  There will be an exponential increase in knowledge, wisdom and revelation as you move with more confidence to accomplish My objectives,” says the LORD.

September 18, 2012:  The will of My people is being contended for, says the Lord.  The enemy has sent a strong delusion against the Body of Christ to make poor choices and to cause individuals to stand stubbornly by their decisions, right or wrong.  Standing by wrong decisions will weaken the resolve of My Church to yield to divine government.  But, I tell you the truth, I will have a glorious Church without spot or blemish.  Ephesians 5:25b-27  Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

September 19, 2012:  Hear and receive My word to you.  Position yourself to accept correction so that you can prosper in My kingdom.  Be done with doing what satisfies your own desires, and dedicate your time and resources to My purposes, says the Lord.  Come out of My permissive will and step into My perfect and divine will, for the plans that I have for you require your faithfulness in what I have given you to do and be.  You cannot serve Me and continue to do your own thing to fulfill your own desires.  I run a tight ship; My kingdom is a well-organized and disciplined government that requires total submission.  Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.

September 20, 2012:  Discouragement is a killer!  Beloved, everything touched by discouragement dies, and I speak of not only your health, finances, and relationships.  But, I speak of the responsibilities of your kingdom position and faith.  Refuse to allow negativity to keep you from the benefits of kingdom living.  Rise up with thanksgiving and trust Me to bring you through, says the Lord.   Psalms 42:5  Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

September 21, 2012:  I need you to be quiet and learn to focus, says the Lord.  Stress comes from a wandering mind and being too scattered.  Take the time necessary to deal with or dismiss thoughts that are unproductive and that take you away from your obedience to Me.  It is time to clean up your thought process and at the same time clean up your spiritual atmosphere in order to gain greater clarity of purpose.  You will be delighted with the results.  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.

September 24, 2012:  Many of you, My people, do not walk in the power of My Spirit, which I have made available to you, says the Lord.  This is either because you have not asked for the baptism of the Holy Spirit,  or because you have put Him out in order to live according to the dictates of the flesh.  I would have you consider that times and circumstances require your obedience to stay in the flow of My Spirit, and it is time for your to live, move and have your being in Him.  Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

September 25, 2012:  Prepare for a growth spurt as you, My beloved, take another leap forward in spiritual maturity.  I have led you daily, as if holding your hand, by giving you instructions on how to navigate your life and circumstances.  And, many of you have followed My word and made corrections that cause you to grow up.  In you I am well pleased.  You are in a time of moving forward quickly as you accept and apply My message of truth and wisdom, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:11-15 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—

September 26, 2012:  You might think that when you talk about others in a poor light that you are just sharing your thoughts and feelings.  But, this is nothing more than idle chatter and gossip that will open a door for you to be cursed instead of blessed, for the curses that are sent out by the words of your mouth will only come back to yourself.  It is true that you will be held accountable for every idle word you speak (Matthew 12:36).  You are entering a new season that will bring you closer to Me, but this one thing needs to be done away with by making better choices.  You will be glad you chose to watch the words of your mouth.  Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

September 27, 2012:  Release your worries and concerns to Me, says the Lord.  I speak of the things that nag at you and drag you down into carnal thinking.  I would have you soar in the Spirit, to find freedom and joy from that which is a constant annoyance to your well-being.  Make a deliberate choice to let go and trust Me, for I am assuredly with you to help you overcome every setback.  Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

September 28, 2012:  You have been in a transitional phase for some time, but I tell you now that today marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.  You have had trials and tribulations, victories and defeat.  You have learned great lessons through your circumstances that will serve you well.  You've been shaken by change, dismayed at the results of poor decisions, and at times have felt at a loss for direction.  It is time to leave the past behind and step into a new day in which I will pour out wisdom.  I will direct your steps.  I will strengthen you and give you new hope, says the Lord. 
Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

OCTOBER 2012 --

October 1, 2012:  I kept hearing the word breakout in my spirit, and the Lord said:  This is an opportune time to break free from bondages that have kept you from the liberty, both spiritually and physically, that I have intended.  I have released a special anointing for this purpose, but you must choose to take advantage of this time to be done with things that have held you in captivity.  John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

October 2, 2012:  Be aware that the devil has sent his marauding band to not only plunder but to create confusion among you, My people.  You must set a watch and not allow the thief to steal your goods, your health, or your peace.  Refuse the temptation to get distracted or to be diverted from your purposes in Me, says the Lord.  I have given you power to resist and bind the power of the enemy and every attempt to take you off course.  Rise up and take back what has been stolen.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

October 3, 2012:  Beloved, do not overreact to negative circumstances that come up before your face.   You will be tested in ways that will reveal the things in your nature that need to be overcome.  This is a good thing, for I am fine tuning you so that you will become stronger spiritually.  Your transformation into My image will be by the renewing of your mind, or changing your mind about your responses to difficulty, says the Lord.  Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

October 4, 2012:  I call you to come into My rest and to move into an anointing of ease.  You may be tempted to run ahead of Me or step out of the flow of My Spirit because of presumption, but you would do well to stay in spiritual reality and not get into fantasy by projecting out into the future.  You must live in the moment and stay present with Me, says the Lord.  I am your place of safety and stability here and now.  Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

October 5, 2012:  To those whose hearts are set on Me, says the Lord, I am releasing spiritual fires to revive you and bring you back from your wilderness experience where you felt dry and disconnected.  I am stirring you to new life and a renewed desire to walk in the Spirit.  Distractions have kept you from personal and intimate connection.  Now is the time to reinstate your commitment and dedication to divine purpose.  Be strong and unwavering.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

October 8, 2012:  I see your hearts and have accepted your sacrifice of praise.  I tell you the truth; I am calling you to higher ground and will open the way and make a clear path.  I am with you to bring you to the place that I have already prepared for you.  Come to Me, says the Lord.  Attune your ears to My voice, and prepare your heart to see and understand what I will show you.  It will be an awesome journey.  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.

October 9, 2012:  I am opening doors of expansion before you, says the Lord.  You will begin to grow and expand on every level of existence.  This will be an exciting time of discovery, but first you must shift your focus to look beyond where you are now.  Release yourself from all that has kept you bound.  Rise up and soar in the realm of My Spirit; be free!  Isaiah 61:1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound."

October 10, 2012:  Beloved, position yourself to be renovated, for I tell you honestly that old things that are still relevant to your walk with Me will be upgraded to more completely express spiritual reality.  You will be revitalized and repositioned to fulfill My purposes in your life.  The things that have become useless or irrelevant will be phased out and will no longer rob you of your attention and focus on current spiritual activity, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid to let go of the past in order to be unencumbered from things that have been a burden.  Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

October 11, 2012:  There is a mighty wind blowing; it is the wind of My Spirit.  The purpose of this spiritual wind is to stir new life in those who delight in My presence and whose desire it is to fulfill My purposes.  My eyes are looking to and fro throughout the whole earth to find those who are willing to lay down their own lives, personal desires and ambition, to establish My kingdom, says the Lord.   2 Chronicles 16:9a "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him."

October 12, 2012:  Release yourself from all worry, doubt and fear.  These emotions stand in stark contrast to faith and trust in Me, says the Lord, and will take you where you do not want to go, actually hindering in your walk in the Spirit.  Set your face towards peace--inner peace, the peace that surpasses what your circumstances look like.  Walk by faith and not by sight.  Be strong and unwavering.  Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

October 15, 2012:  I speak to you to be reunited.  This is a day of sweet reunion for you in the realm of the spirit--that place of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There will be no rift in My Body, says the Lord.  I cannot manifest My presence in the midst of chaos and separation.  Come now to the upper room of the Spirit and be in one accord; one heart, one mind, one Spirit.  Rejoice in the power of your coming together, says the Lord.    Ephesians 4:1-6  I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

October 16, 2012:  Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to see yourself, your circumstances, and your life from a broader view.  There is a place of objectivity that will give you a clear perspective of where you are, where you have been, and where you are going.  You will be able to step back from your place of emotional turmoil and chaos to see the larger picture.  From this position you can make a more sensible assessment of your situation.    And, I am with you to give the necessary wisdom and discernment, says the Lord.  Psalms 49:3 My mouth shall speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.

October 17, 2012:  Beloved ones, come into the secret place of the Spirit, and make your requests known to Me, says the Lord.  It is easy to just say prayers without engaging your faith and will, but I'm calling you to pray in spirit and in truth where your prayers create reality.  Come and commune with Me from the depth of your soul, not religiously but genuinely with a heart of faith and surrendered will.  Then, watch and see the manifestation outwardly of your inner desires, says the Lord.  You will be forever changed.  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.

October 18, 2012:  Be on the alert, for I am revealing the truth of situations and circumstances so that you can deal with issues that continue to keep you from the flow of My Spirit.  Be open and receive the wisdom that I am pouring forth into your life and being.  There are changes to be made if you are to prosper in this new season, says the Lord.  If you try to protect your sin or keep it covered, it will only cause harm.  Be honest and open with yourself and with Me.  Transparency is the order of the day.  Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

October 19, 2012:  There are things and people that you have been holding on to that are no longer relevant to your life.  You must now release everything that keeps you connected to the past in order to make room for what is coming.  Much of what you have refused to let go of has actually become an anchor that holds you back.  I call you to raise your anchors and unfurl your sails so that the wind of My Spirit can move you into the freedom of My purposes for you, 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."

October 22, 2012:  In a dream I was in my father's house. My parents were gone, but they had both a shower and a bathtub, and some people from our church came into the house to get cleaned up for the church service. When I awoke, I knew that there had been twelve people who had gotten cleaned up. Twelve is enough, the number symbolizing divine government, signifying that God is in charge. And, the Lord said that He wants to manifest His presence among His people in a fresh way, but we have to clean ourselves up spiritually to prepare a place for Him to do His work.  Psalms 119:9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.

October 23, 2012:  Be patient and wait for the proper time and opportunity to deal with places of division and strife.  There are corrections to be made, but certainly not in the heat of the moment.  I am in process of revealing hidden motives and attitudes in yourself and others that can result in honest examination and communication.  Refuse to rise up in pride in any confrontation.  Humility is the key to resolution, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:30-32  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

October 24, 2012:  Pay attention; I am going to reveal the truth of every situation and uncover manipulations and deceptions that have hindered your progression in fulfilling My purposes, says the Lord.  It is time for you to see clearly and to be free from delusions and fantasies.  The more clearly you see and understand truth, the greater your freedom and empowerment in the realm of the Spirit.  It is your destiny to be free.  John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

October 25, 2012:  I see many of you obsessing about things that you have no control over.  Can you not exercise faith and trust Me with those issues?  Those who know Me, know that if you need wisdom; all you have to do is ask.  I will give wisdom to every one who asks in faith.  Refuse to allow the issues of life to have preeminence.  You must maintain eternal perspective and intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Let nothing interrupt your flow in the Spirit.  Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

October 26, 2012:  The enemy is at work to undermine the strength of your position through subtle distractions.  Set a watch and maintain good boundaries.  Do not give in to anything that has the potential to destroy faith, hope, or confidence.  Stand strong in knowing that I will direct your steps and provide everything you need to accomplish what I have given you to do, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

October 29, 2012:  I see your hunger for a move of My Spirit, and I tell you truly that I will satisfy that hunger.  Out of your being will flow a mighty stream of the life of My Spirit that will touch everything around you.  I am well pleased with you, My people, who seek to move into the new day that is before you.  I will release a fresh anointing that will quicken, refresh, restore and renew life in your environment, says the Lord.  Position yourself to receive.  John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

October 30, 2012:  Stop and discern.  Can you see that the enemy has released an attack to bring division among My people?  You, My faithful ones, must stand against this attack.  Do not entertain the temptation to be offended or to point the finger in accusation.  You must deal with your own heart and be righteous.  This is a time to refocus your attention away from yourself and look to Me, says the Lord.  For, I will extricate you from offense if you will allow it.  Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle.

October 31, 2012:  Beloved, you must re-establish peace in your heart with those you have been in division with.  You cannot progress spiritually as long as you hang on to bitterness and offenses.  When you refuse to let go of the past, you are sowing seeds of separation.  The principle of sowing and reaping will affect how others respond to you.  When you reject others, you will also be rejected.  This is not good for you or those around you.  Choose today to forgive and release those who have hurt you, says the Lord.  Romans 12:17-18  Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.  If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

NOVEMBER 2012 --

November 1, 2012:  Rise up in your spirit man.  It is time to truly seek the kingdom of God above all else.  Your thoughts and emotions will take you if you are not firmly rooted and grounded in My Word, says the Lord.  You must build your life on the firm foundation of truth and do the work necessary to stay strong spiritually.  Be strong and unwavering in your faith and trust in Me.  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."

 

November 2, 2012:  I speak to those who have faltered.  You began well.  What hindered you?  You believed the lies of the enemy and allowed him to undermine your faith in the plan and purpose for your life.  You have become weary in the battle and have allowed yourself to become feeble.  Refuse to sit down, give up, or go back.  Stir up your faith again and do not allow anything to interrupt your flow in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Rise up and fight the good fight of faith.  Isaiah 35:3-5  Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.  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.

 

November 5, 2012:  If you will release others from your own expectations of what they need to be or do, breakthrough will come suddenly and solidly.  The places in your life where you have gotten stuck and can't seem to move forward result from thoughts and desires that are apart from My nature and will.  Rise up.  Be done with unreasonable expectations and be established in flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  You will not regret this change in course.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

 

November 6, 2012:  The battle is not over.  You will be required to stand firm and refuse to be moved from a place of peace and faith.  I am indeed doing a good work and moving you through your circumstances to resolution, but there is more work to be done.  You were hoping your problems would be resolved by now.  However, patience and perseverance will be required even though you can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.  Be strong and determined to press through even the most dire situations, says the Lord.  Trust Me.  James 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
 

November 7, 2012:  Beloved, make clear and concise choices that will lead to vitality in My kingdom.  This is a time when you can start over on many levels, but the most important new beginning is your life in the Spirit.  Choose today to be done with everything that weakens your faith and undermines your spiritual stability.  Pledge your allegiance to the Lamb of God. Be set free of bondage that keeps you from walking in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Your choices are seeds sown that will produce a harvest.  Choose wisely.  2 Peter 1:10-11 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

November 8, 2012:  Set your heart on righteousness--right thinking, speaking, and doing.  Then you can operate in righteous authority over temptation and the powers of darkness.  I am calling forth a people, who are blameless, into refreshing and renewal--a people who will usher in the next outpouring of My Spirit.  My Spirit will not rest on those who are compromised and corrupt, but on those whose hearts are yielded completely to Me, says the Lord.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

 

November 9, 2012:  I have revealed and continued to reveal the strength of your faith in difficult circumstances.  You must make a conscious effort to put your trust in Me in the midst of transition and chaos.   Seek My face and renew yourself in devotion and dedication to My kingdom.  These are precarious times when you must be established in unwavering faith. says the Lord.  I am your very present help in times of trouble.   Psalm 46:1-3  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

 

November 12, 2012:  I speak to those who have been in an unsettling time.  You have a sense of being disoriented, but all you have to do is settle yourself on the firm foundation of My word and find stability in My presence.  I am still with you and will lead you to a place of security and safety.  Do not be afraid or allow despair to undermine your faith.  Be strong, says the Lord.  Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

 

November 13, 2012:  In a vision I saw a screen used to sift gravel, and I heard to Lord say:  "You are in a process of refining, which requires sifting to remove from your nature all that is coarse.  I am particularly dealing with that which is abrasive and offensive to others.  You would do well to yield to this process, because the days ahead will go much smoother in your relationships if you will allow this work," says the Lord.  Proverbs 17:3 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests the hearts.

 

November 14, 2012:  Watch for key events and situations that have the potential to either strengthen or weaken your faith.  You will find that you have a choice in what you will think and believe.  My desire is for you to put your faith in Me in every situation and circumstance and that regardless of what you are facing you will trust in the truth of My Word.  I would have you think about what will edify you and those around you, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid; I am with you to deliver you.  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.

 

November 15, 2012:  There is yet another shift in the realm of the Spirit.  This shift will bring you into a solid place of truth and righteousness.  Every point of error and presumption will be brought into question.  Allow Me to bring a course correction and so that you can once again enjoy the flow like being  carried by the River of God.  All you have to do is yield to My plans, My purposes, and My destiny, says the Lord, which will bring great blessing and reward.  Isaiah 40:10  Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.

 

November 16, 2012:  Being taken out of your comfort zone is an opportunity to hear and see things that you normally would miss.  When you get too comfortable in your surroundings and in your routine you can take things for granted and get lazy in your discernment.  Set yourself to be watchful and pay attention so you won't miss the nuances.  The spiritual benefits will far outweigh the discomfort of your present situation, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

 

November 19, 2012:  Rejoice that I am with you and among you, says the Lord.  I have called you to be a light in the darkness, and you shall shine and bring My glory into every situation if you will only surrender to My leading.  Do not despair when you see darkness and godlessness all around you, for I tell you honestly that the deeper and more profound the darkness, the more prevalent your light.  Shine on!  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."

 

November 20, 2012:  When your emotions tend to be like a roller coaster ride, stop and let My truth prevail.  Stand on the firm foundation of My Word and refuse to allow discouragement or disappointment to plunge you into darkness.  Stay in the light.  I am with you to establish you in peace and strengthen your heart, says the Lord.  Be strong and determined to press through!  Psalms 7:9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.

 

November 21, 2012:  You will be tested by hindrances and tempted with impatience.  Stay calm and move as efficiently through your circumstances as possible and avoid stress as much as you can.  Desperate times call for desperate measures, but emotional desperation will only produce chaos.  You must do whatever it takes to stay in peace and show mercy, says the Lord.  Psalms 18:25 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless.

 

November 22, 2012:  Beloved, take your stand on My Word and allow nothing to undermine your faith in any way.  Be aware that the enemy will do what he can to cause you to entertain doubt or fear that will abort My plans and purposes, says the Lord.  Nothing is impossible with Me.  Only believe!  Matthew 17:20   So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."

 

November 23, 2012:  Make a determination that you are hidden in Me, says the Lord; that your life is not your own, but you belong to Me completely.  Everything you think, say, or do must come from the wellspring of My life in you.  Do not wear your Christianity as a badge of honor, but be humble and let the depth of your commitment be intimate and sacred.  I see the secret place of your heart and the strength of your dedication to My kingdom, and I will reward you.  Romans 14:5-6  One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.  He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.

 

November 26, 2012:  Guard your heart, and do not allow the systems of the world to divide your affections.  Your dedication to Me and My kingdom must be as strong and sure as eternity.  Temporary conditions and demands cannot take preeminence, so you have to watch for all manner of seduction that would take you away from spiritual reality, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

 

November 27, 2012:  When you find yourself in a position of misunderstanding or an altercation, your first instinct is to fight for the victim position so that you do not have to take the blame.  But honestly if you do this, it will only make the problem worse.  I call you to take the position of humility and integrity instead of trying to protect your tenuous and questionable innocence.  Be the first to apologize for your part in the division, says the Lord, for in doing so you will be able to defuse the situation.  Matthew 5:23-26  "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.  Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.  Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny."

 

November 28, 2012:  Beloved, I am taking you to a high place where I will reveal more of who you are in Me.  Even though you have come a long ways, there is yet more to be revealed.  Be prepared to navigate through places that are unfamiliar and uncomfortable.  As greater revelation of My kingdom is made known to you, you will have to make the necessary adjustments that will allow for more complete unity with Me and those who belong to Me, says the Lord.  Psalm 133:1-3  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments.  It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the LORD commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.

 

November 29, 2012:  Raise up a standard of faith in the midst of your circumstances.  Take every opportunity to trust Me with all of your heart.  Refuse to allow negativity, doubt, or unbelief to undermine your rock-solid faith, says the Lord.  Face your fears and overcome.  The outcome of your situation depends on it!  Be strong and resilient even in great difficulty.  I am with you to bring you through to victory.  Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

 

November 30, 2012:  I am releasing a wave of extraordinary grace that will see you through the weeks ahead.  For, I will indeed empower you to do what is necessary to fulfill that which is required of you.  This is a time to lean on Me for strength and wisdom.  Do not forget that I am your help in times of trouble, so you must not depend on your own understanding.  Rather, rise up in the supernatural realm of the Spirit to gain insight and spiritual support, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 12:9  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

DECEMBER 2012 --

December 3, 2012:  Set a watch for all manner of seduction that will take you away from maintaining right relationship with Me, says the Lord.  These are days when you must fight to keep spiritual focus.  Be faithful and refuse to get sidetracked by the world, the flesh or the devil.  The fight will be worth the victory.  Stay close to Me.  1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

 December 4, 2012:  When you are faced with a difficult situation take the time to be quiet and ask for direction and wisdom.  Your first instinct will be to move ahead without benefit of careful thought and consideration of the problem.  Don't panic.  Stay calm and work through your dilemma with confidence that nothing is too difficult for Me, says the Lord, and I will show you the way.  Psalm 5:8  Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face.

 December 5, 2012:  Watch for ways that small adjustments can make a difference in the outcome you desire.  It won't be difficult, but will require that you pay attention and be diligent to do what is necessary to achieve your goal.  As you do that in the natural realm, you can also apply this principle to the spiritual realm.  You must maintain your eternal perspective in everything, 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.

December 6, 2012:  A number of things will require and even demand your attention, but you must take things in stride and exercise great patience.  Truly, I will stretch your time and give you the necessary physical, mental and emotional resources to deal with every situation if you will only put your trust in Me to do so.  Frustration will not only kill faith, but will also prolong the process.  Refuse to get overwhelmed, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:24-25  Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.

December 7, 2012:  When life becomes a maze of confusion, stop and quiet your soul.  You have overreacted to the onslaught of emotions that have assaulted your sensibilities.  Spend whatever time is necessary to get your emotions under control, get your thoughts aligned with the word of truth,  and refocus.  Come into My presence for a time of refreshing.  Ask, and I will give you wisdom and direction and take what seems incredibly complicated and reduce it to simple faith and trust, says the Lord.  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."

December 10, 2012:  Your time of transition has accelerated.  You are rapidly entering a new phase where what you have counted on to be solid and stable has transcended to new heights.  Just when you thought that you had reached the limit of your expectations and abilities, you will be required to go beyond what you could have ever considered or believed.  Prepare to be stretched, says the Lord.  Ephesians 3:20-21  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

December 11, 2012:  Beloved, I want you to be aware of your reactions to other people.  When you see them as not equal with you, whether you see them as above or beneath, there needs to be an adjustment of your attitude.  You already know that I have no preferences and that My love for everyone is exactly the same.  My desire is for you to begin to see others as I see them, says the Lord.  Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.

December 12, 2012:  Come up here, says the Lord, where you can release all tension and stress from the things that have weighed you down.  Rise up out of worldly concerns and carnal thinking as you refocus on your life in the Spirit.  This is where you can be refreshed and renewed and where you can be regenerated with fresh vitality.  Come now; don't delay.  Ephesians 4:23-24 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

December 13, 2012:  An old memory came up for review.  When our son (now grown) was about 4 years old we took him to the Museum of Natural History.  Outside of the building is a huge bronze bear statue, and I wanted to take his picture by the statue.  He was terrified because he did not understand that the bear was not real and that it could not hurt him.  Then, I thought of the things in our lives that we are afraid of or worry about that have no basis in reality.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Stay present with Me.  Refuse to project out and think about or be afraid of what might happen.  Trust Me in all things."  Psalms 56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me.

December 14, 2012:  You are standing in a place of leaving chaos behind, which is necessary before you can actually step into peace.  There are still things in yourself, in your thoughts and emotions, that need to be dealt with and brought under the dominion of the Spirit before breakthrough will be a reality.  All you have to do is the next thing.  You can't do what is beyond you.  My grace and strength are sufficient for the moment.  Live in the moment, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

December 17, 2012:  Keep pressing even though your efforts are met with opposition.  The end result with be worth all of your energy to break through.  Refuse to get discouraged or decide to just give up.  I am with you to bring you through to victory, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous.  Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

December 18, 2012:  Many of you, My people, are experiencing an almost unexplained sense of irritation with people around you.  Beloved, this is something in you that has come up so that you can deal with the root of your irritability.  Do not blame others for your reactions.  Look squarely at the cause in yourself that creates this haughty response.  It is an ungodly attitude that needs to be adjusted, says the Lord.  I will give you wisdom and help you overcome.  Romans 12:21 Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

December 19, 2012:  Pay attention, for I will impart strength and the wisdom necessary for you to break through stubborn problems.  You will have to make some adjustments in your thinking and in your expectations.  Be flexible.  You must also be quiet enough to discern spiritual reality as it affects your natural condition, says the Lord.  I will direct your steps.  Jeremiah 10:23  O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.

December 20, 2012:  I would have you draw a clear line of separation between that which is your responsibility and area of authority and that which is not.  I speak to many who have blurred these lines of distinction, and are found meddling in issues that are none of your business.  This only serves to muddy the waters.  Find and stay in the flow of My Spirit, and I will direct you to places of legitimate and meaningful intervention, says the Lord.  1 Thessalonians 4:9-12  But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.

December 21, 2012:  Stay calm even when you are assaulted with confusion and chaos.  Be quiet and ask for wisdom, and I will show you how to deal with every situation.  This is momentary, and there is no need to allow unnecessary stress to hinder you or distort your perspective.  Be quiet, says the Lord, and let Me help you.  Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

December 24, 2012:  Release your concerns to Me and re-establish yourself in faith.  You haven't really stepped away from what you believe and know.  Your foundation is still solid.  Don't let the enemy try to convince you otherwise.  You have been hit with a barrage of issues that needed to be dealt with, which oblitered the clear view of My presence and purposes for you.  What you must do is separate the distractions from spiritual reality and come to Me, says the Lord.  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.

December 25, 2012:  Stay calm, and access the peace that surpasses all situations, circumstances and understanding.  Keep your thoughts and emotions under control, and let My presence pervade.  Allow the fragrance of My Spirit to saturate your atmosphere, says the Lord.  Let nothing disturb your spiritual tranquility.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

December 26, 2012:  Rise up with renewed hope and faith that nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord.  Release your concerns and distress to Me.  I cannot deal with that which you do not give to Me.  Trust Me for strength where you have been weak and peace where there has been turmoil.  Do not be afraid; I am with you to bring you through every dilemma and cause you to be strong.  Isaiah 61:1-3  1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."

December 27, 2012:  I have called to you to quiet your soul and keep your emotions under control.  Yet, you still allow disappointment and frustration to take you out of the flow of My Spirit and remove you from a place of peace.  It is as though you were on a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs instead of remaining solid in your faith and trust in Me, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow your circumstances to dictate to your sense of well-being.  Stay strong and be steady.  Psalm 112:5-8  A good man deals graciously and lends; he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.  He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.  His heart is established; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.

December 28, 2012:  Silence your flesh and speak only truth and life to yourself and others, says the Lord.  It is important that you not give the devil access to your words.  Make your thoughts a sanctuary, a place of protection and safety from evil.  Make no provision for the lust of the flesh.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

December 31, 2012:  What's done is done.  You can't change the past, but you can make a decision to let go of all that will hinder your walk of faith.  Establish yourself in strong faith through hearing the Word.  Take one step at a time without projecting into the future.  Otherwise, you could get overwhelmed, says the Lord.  Move forward with renewed hope.  Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.