P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8
Words from the Lord to Marsha Burns
December 31, 2001: I speak to those who are enduring the fires of purification and want to give up. Your situation is not hopeless, and you are not helpless. I have not allowed temptation to be more than you can overcome. You are not without hope or without help, for I am your hope, and I am your very present help in times of trouble. I have made a way of escape, but you must rise to the occasion and trust Me even in this time of distress. The spirit of fear is trying to gain access and set up a stronghold; refuse to bow down to this evil spirit. Rise up, I say, to the position of strength that I have called you to and do not give up.
Psalm 121:1 I will lift up my eyes
to the hills; From whence comes my help?
Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
Psalm 121:4 Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalm 121:5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
Psalm 121:6 The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.
Psalm 121:7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.
December 28, 2001: You are in a season of preparation for the days ahead, for you have been in what equates to a calm before the storm. You have heard the rumblings in the clouds and have seen the flashes of lightning in the distance, but these have only been signs of that which is coming. There is a great clash in the heavenlies, which will manifest on the earth. Find yourselves in safe habitations; don't get lulled into believing that the coming days will be "business as usual." For, I tell you honestly, things will never be the same. Yet, in all of this, you must not fear, for I am with you. I will lead you in the paths of righteousness and safety. Listen for My voice and heed My direction. Be strong and very courageous; I am your shield and buckler. Your safe habitation is in Me.
December 27, 2001: Behold! You are entering a new day and a new season, which will culminate in My highest and best. Do not think of this time in physical or material terms. Rather, be sensitive to your position and calling spiritually. Look beyond your natural senses. I am preparing you for a time that saints of times past have longed to see. I tell you the truth, you will see a greater manifestation of My glory than you could conceive or believe. Position yourselves, beloved, to receive this great outpouring. This is a day of consecration and dedication to My plans and purposes for you. Be done with mundane living and fleshly, carnal existence. Transcend and triumph over your negative, material restrictions and rise to new heights where you will both see and declare My glory.
December 26, 2001: Awaken, My people. Open your eyes wide. Shake yourselves awake from what seems to have been a long dream, the details of which are unclear. You have been swept along with the tide of events over which you felt you had no control. You have received a mixed message because you have listened to the advice of others and followed their leading instead of seeking My face and hearing My voice. Now, you feel out of control, and you are a prime target for a panic attack. But, I say, quiet your soul, and take stock of your situation. Rise up in the spirit; come to Me. If you will ask of Me, I will give you wisdom. I will lead, guide and direct your steps. Do not fear; it is not too late to make corrections. Do not allow stubbornness and pride to cause you to maintain a position that you were never called to.
December 25, 2001: Come near to Me. Leave your cares behind and come without distraction. Come aside from the noisy activity of the world and worldliness into sweet communion with Me where you will find peace and contentment. Refuse to be pulled into sadness and sorrow for things that were or things that might have been. Today is a day of release, for it is beneficial to you to let go of the past and forgive those who have disappointed you and hurt you. Be strong as you pull every part of your being into consecration and dedication to My kingdom. Be done with self-focus and self-serving, and remember that if your heart condemns you, I am greater than your heart. Come!
December 24, 2001: Break through the illusions that have created a veil of deception over your mind and heart. These delusions have come as a result of fear and fantasy, which generated a spiritual mirage. Come back to truth, the truth of My word, and spiritual reality. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, and if you will draw near to Me and become one with Me, you will see through My eyes and know the truth that will set you free. Refuse to be seduced into fantasy, for I tell you the truth, it will only produce disappointment and discouragement and open the door for the enemy to bring oppression.
December 21, 2001: I speak to you who have been wounded and rejected and have taken another blow of disapproval. Look closely. You have been in the habit of building an invisible shield around yourself for protection at the first sign of opposition. This is a shield born out of fear and insecurity. This shield always results in isolation not only from those you fear will hurt you, but it separates you from Me also. Do you wonder why you're in a dry place, parched in a spiritual desert? This is why. You must make the effort to forgive those who have wounded you and break out of this place of self-protection. Come to Me. You can only receive all that I have for you if you are vulnerable and open. Do not fear. Come, and I will hide you in the secret place. I am your refuge. Trust Me.
December 20, 2001: Beloved, I want
to bring you to a position of security in Me. Awaken now to what
has been happening to you. The enemy has come with lies, feelings
of insecurity, and condemnation. But, because you were not on
guard and watching, you believed it. And, you have responded in
the flesh in inappropriate ways. Some of you have entertained a
spirit of jealousy and lashed out at those around you with
criticism and judgment. This should not be; this is not love.
But, I say, this is a new day. Begin again, and turn from this
evil, and I will restore you. Galatians 5:13-16, "For
you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use
liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve
one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in
this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' But if you bite
and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one
another! I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not
fulfill the lust of the flesh."
December 19, 2001: I have given
you great and precious promises, and yet you still have not seen
some of the promises come to pass. But, I tell you that the
season is upon you when you will see fruit come forth from your
ground of expectation. You are entering the season of harvest, a
time of reaping that which you have sown. Be aware that harvest
time is not a time of rest, however. It is a time of work, yet
the work will be joyous and will be a team effort. Prepare
yourselves for the ingathering. Haggai 2:19 "Is the seed
still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the
pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from
this day I will bless you."
December 18, 2001: A spirit of death still prowls the land like a specter seeking whom he may entice into thoughts of fear and failure, past losses and present threats. Recognize this attack for what it is; he carries a pack of lies and startling terror. Release yourself from his grasp and refuse to entertain his distortions. Come into truth, the truth of My Word and the peace of My presence. Put your trust in Me, for I will deliver you from the traps of the enemy, and I will cover you so that you will not be afraid. I am your refuge and your place of safety. Run to Me and hide under the shelter of My protection.
December 17, 2001: My word and My presence are an oasis in the desert. Yet, many of you, though parched and dry, have not come for a time of refreshing. You have been busy with many things and distracted, neglecting your spiritual commitment. Your relationship with Me is quickly becoming only a memory. Memories have no life or vitality; they are only shadows of yesterday. It is imperative that you renew your covenant., remember from where you have fallen and return. For, I say, there is a place of no return where your heart will become cold and hardened, and there will be no desire to come back. Oh, you may continue on with religious exercise, but your life in the spirit will be a dim recollection. Come now for a time of refreshing.
December 14, 2001: Rise up and confront the fear that is dominating your thoughts. Refuse to allow anything to interfere with your faith for My perfect and divine work in your life. Fear is an intruder and a thief who has broken down the door and entered in. He will steal, kill and destroy all that he can. Today is the day to arrest this robber and recover all that he has stolen. Refuse to give him any ground. Take a militant approach and attitude as you stop him and cast him out. My desire is that you be free of all bondage, but especially that you not be blackmailed and tormented by this evil spirit. Be strong and very courageous, for I tell you for sure that victory is yours.
December 13, 2001: Haven't I said that in the last days perilous times would come? And, haven't you seen the signs of these times? I say also that because of all that you see and experience in the world, there is a danger of your hearts becoming hard. But, if you will seek Me first and desire to abide in My presence, I will build a hedge of protection around you so that you see with your eyes and even hear with your ears, yet you will not be touched by what is unholy. Come to Me in these times of trouble with chaos on every side. Commit your ways to Me and delight yourselves in Me, and I will cause your desires to be for Me. I will place a hunger in you and a thirsting that can only be satisfied in My presence, but you will be satisfied if you will come. Come!
December 12, 2001: Beloved, you have had to fight in times past for freedom from restraint and bondage. This bondage has manifested in various ways -- physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and religious. You have grappled with subjugation on every level whether from external forces or self-imposed. But, I speak today to the powers of darkness that have held you, "Let My people go!" Rise up and be done with the fleshpots of worldliness and servitude, and move with determination to a new place of liberty. Know for certain that restrictions are being removed even now, but you cannot achieve independence apart from total dependence upon Me. Your transformation will come as a result of abiding in Me and living in My kingdom. Woe to those who try to keep your slaves.
December 11, 2001: Oh, My people,
you have been distracted by many things. You have accomplished
much, but you are running out of steam. Just as surely as your
body cannot continue to live and move in vitality without
food,water, and rest so your spirit man cannot thrive without the
Word, the Spirit, and communion with Me. This is a time when you
must get replenished and regain your spiritual vitality. You need
a new burst of energy in order to endure the testing that is just
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."
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."
December 10, 2001: I have given
you the first and great commandment, "You shall love the
LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with
all your mind." And the second is like it, "You shall
love your neighbor as yourself." Yet, I see a prevailing ill
wind that blows through the land. It is haughty and high-minded,
critical and judgmental. And, I say, there is no love in it at
all. You fight and war and slander and covet. Have I not said
that I resist the proud but give grace to the humble? Stop where
you are and examine your heart. Repent of this evil and humble
yourselves in submission to My will and purposes. Come out of
carnality and worldliness into the light, love and peace of the
Spirit. Forgive those who have wronged you. Release those who
have caused hurt and injury. Rise up and take your position as a
disciple where you will be known by your love for one another.
December 7, 2001: My people, do NOT entertain a spirit of death. Do not allow it to occupy your mind and thoughts. Refuse to yield to the images and the fear that it brings. Shake off the dread and horror that has defiled you. Haven't I said in My word not to touch that which is dead, but I say you have touched it by allowing thoughts and images to enter and engage your mind. I am the light of the world and if you will follow Me, you shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life. I have called you to eternal life, and have brought you out of darkness and the shadow of death. Fight the good fight of faith and lay hold of life!
December 6, 2001: I say to those who have a religious spirit, where I go you cannot follow. But, to My disciples, those who are disciplined by My word, where I go you must follow. I do go before you to make crooked places straight and to break down barriers so that you can follow in My path. You are being changed into My image, transformed by having your mind renewed as you follow Me. As you encounter difficulties in situations and circumstances, you either choose to evaluate by worldly standards or by transcending the natural and coming to a spiritual perspective. For, you know that My ways are not your ways, and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts. Opportunities abound to take either the high road of discipleship or the low road that takes you down the path of your own will and purposes. Choose carefully and wisely.
December 5, 2001: My beloved, I want to deal with your double-mindedness. You have been in a time of indecision, not knowing which way to turn or what to do next. You have a good two-sided argument in your own mind for nearly everything. Where does this come from? It comes from fear. There is even fear that you have already made a wrong turn or made wrong choices. This is the time to rise up in the Spirit, face the spirit of fear and cast it out. Come earnestly before My throne of grace. Quiet your own good arguments and reasons, and release these concerns to Me. Haven't I said that I would direct your steps? I will! All you must do is keep your focus on Me and yield to My purposes. Come to that place of peace where you can once again hear My still, small voice -- the voice behind you saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
December 4, 2001: Rise up! Rise up and pull away from all that keeps you bound to the world. I speak of those things that are like gravity in the spirit realm, those thoughts and emotions that keep you fastened to carnality. I speak particularly of a man-pleasing spirit that will cause you to submit to illegitimate authority. Your loyalty and faithfulness belong to Me, and you cannot come into your kingdom position when your allegiance is divided. I am calling you forth out of the darkness of controlling spirits into the light of complete liberty. Come forth, and leave behind all that hinders your spiritual growth and progress.
December 3, 2001: Be strong. I will lead you through this maze of confusion, for surely the enemy has loosed this turmoil against you. Be calm and quiet. Find the place of peace that passes understanding and do not move from it. It is that peace that will guard your heart and mind. Do nothing apart from My peace. I have set you as light in darkness, and even though the darkness will assault the light you will not be overcome by it. Maintain a position of truth and integrity. Refuse to give in to the temptation to hide your activities under the darkness of questionable motives. Be forthright, honest and open in everything. Let there be honor among My people.
November 30, 2001: Brace yourselves for upheavals and surprises. You will be bombarded by situations that will require strength and wisdom. You must be on guard and alert; expect the unexpected. Yet even with this warning, you must not fear, for I am with you to lead and guide you through every situation and circumstance. I will bring peace in the midst of your storm, and I will turn upright that which is upended. Quiet your emotions, and shut out the voices of threats and accusation. Silence the lies that bring discouragement and condemnation. You belong to Me, and I will bring you through the days ahead in great victory. Only be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Set your heart on pilgrimage, for you are only passing through as a stranger in a foreign land seeking the city and habitation of your God.
November 29, 2001: Come into the most holy place and commune with Me. I want to reveal Myself and My heart in greater ways than you have known. I want to show you the mysteries of My kingdom and to bring you closer to Me. Come in from the court of the Gentiles, the outer court, the place of sacrifice and repentance. Progress through the holy place, the place of ministry and service. Come into the Holy of Holies, the place of intimacy and rest. Come and behold the beauty of holiness and become one with Me. Worship your way into My presence and be at peace.
November 28, 2001: I speak to you who have been lonely, and I tell you that it has nothing to do with being alone. It has to do with your craving for a certain fellowship. You are looking for satisfaction in flesh and blood companionship, but your only real and lasting satisfaction will come through fellowship with Me, your living God. Release this sense of loneliness, and refuse to yield to grief and longing. I say to you that this is a tactic of the enemy to bring distraction and diversion, and it will dump you down into depression and heaviness if you don't nip it in the bud now. This is nothing more than a seduction and a lie. Rise up in the wonder and joy of My presence and My great love for you.
November 27, 2001: There is a spirit of deception that has been loosed against My people. The devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour; he is looking for gaps in your hedge, breaches in your walls of protection. He will attack any place of weakness in you and promise what he will not deliver. He is a liar. Watch carefully, for he will come as a thief in the night. You must be on spiritual alert. Do not be lulled to sleep or seduced into fantasy. Avoid the temptation to give what you do not have and to spend what you cannot afford. Do nothing apart from My leading and direction. I tell you the truth, I will guide you through this mine field of delusion, but you must be attentive.
November 26, 2001: Beloved, expect Me to reveal that which is hidden in your own heart and to bring to light all that is obscured by darkness. I will make things known that are cloaked in secrecy. I will also deal with your attitudes and the motivations of your heart that keep you from being free. It is My desire that you be loosed from all that retards your total devotion to Me and your ability to perform what I have called you to do and to be. As you yield to this process, I will heal the wounds of rejection and set you free from all bitterness of soul. I will even remove the scars of the past so that you can move ahead in My purposes with complete liberty. It is time to leave the past behind with all that is unholy and all that hinders your progress.
November 25, 2001: The Lord says that some have been dumped down in your circumstances, and you have lost vision. He wants you to get your eyes open again because He is going to restore vision, the vision that you once had that you let go of. He is going to restore vision again. You are NOT dumped down in circumstances; you have chosen to go that way. He says, "Rise up, look up, I will restore your vision."
November 24, 2001: For those who are willing and have a desire for more of Me, I am moving you into a realm of greater sensitivity and spiritual discernment than you ever thought possible. You are living in a day when your survival may depend on your spiritual acuity. But, to move into this sphere of heightened perception you must leave behind all that anchors you to carnality. These are days when you can fly like the eagle, rising high above the earth and worldly concerns, with acute vision and perception. However, you must look up before you can rise up. Your focus must not be on yourself or what is directly in front of you. Look to Me.
November 23, 2001: I speak to many who have entertained the works of the flesh and have become entangled. I want you to be free. It is My desire that you rise above the world, the flesh and the work of the enemy against you so that you are no longer trapped in any darkness at all. Turn from those things that have caused your spiritual life to stagnate. You cannot progress in the things of the kingdom when you have compromised and violated your own conscience. You must turn now before your conscience actually becomes seared. Now is the time for you to take stock of your present position and spiritual condition and do what is necessary to come out of darkness and into the light. Make the transition into clarity and renewed purpose and strength.
November 21, 2001: Lay down your heavy burdens, and leave the past behind. You have been hard pressed and distracted by things that have demanded your attention. And, in all of this, you have not come aside for communion. You need a time of refreshing, but it will only come from My presence. It's not that you don't want to spend time with Me or that your love for Me has grown cold; it is that the cares of this life have demanded and received the greatest portion of your time and energy. The things that have cried out for attention will continue to do so, but you need strength to endure and press through this time of great demand. That strength will come from your times of intimacy with Me. Come!
November 20, 2001: Ho! Do you hear the call to worship? I hear your heart cry for intimacy, a closer relationship with Me, a more profound understanding of My heart. Then, I say, draw near in worship. Come close in devotion. Seek to know Me. I am not far from you. I am reachable by the desire of your heart. I am available to you. Worship is not singing, though you can worship by singing. Worship is giving Me your undivided attention and returning My love for you in reciprocal response. Don't delay; come now. Haven't I said that I will reward those who diligently seek Me? This reward is greater than you can imagine; it is life! Come!
November 19, 2001: Watch and be amazed. Even though the enemy has released a spirit of confusion over the land and against My people, I will bring you to more clarity of mind and purpose than you have known in some time. This attack against you will not succeed. Press through the swirling uneasiness. Refuse to allow these feelings to pull you down into spiritual darkness. Stand strong and steady, for soon this assault will be over and the effects will subside.
November 16, 2001: This is a turning point. I am revealing your heart to you, and will give ample opportunity for correction of attitudes and desires. It will be your decision, however, as to whether you will turn from a negative and destructive posture or justify your position and stay where you are. I will never force you to change, says the Lord, but I will bring your own detrimental thoughts and behavior to your attention. I am indeed the Potter and you are the clay, and if you will yield to the work of My hands, I will make you into a more perfect vessel. If you refuse it will be disastrous. Come to Me, and trust the work that I want to accomplish in you.
November 15, 2001: It is important that your vision remain clear and that your eye remain single. Watch for the enemy to try to confuse your mission and your purpose by getting you involved in situations that will take you off course. Make sure that your intentions and actions are germane to your objective. Refuse to be distracted by things that are not relevant to your goal. Restate what I have called you to do and re-establish focus and intent. Going off on a rabbit trail will only prolong the desired results. You will eventually have to come back to square one; you might as well do it now.
November 14, 2001: I speak to those who have seemingly been lost in a sea of aimlessness. You have felt like an unknown face in a crowd without purpose and direction with nothing to show for life thus far. As hard as you try no one seems to take notice or give you credit. You seem to blend in like gray in shadows. I tell you, I am going to show you the outlet to this circular pool. But, your way out is not going to be self-focus, selfish ambition or spectacular achievement. If you will humble yourself and seek Me, I will elevate you into My presence where you will know and understand how precious you are to Me. You will see that you are a unique thoroughbred of great value in My kingdom. I want to put an end to your boredom. Seek Me with all of your heart, for surely I will be found.
November 13, 2001: Today is a day that I will encourage you and strengthen you to confront and deal with issues that you have sidestepped. Now is the time for you to regain your freedom. Take every opportunity to remove the shackles and be free from all bondage. Stop and take notice of what you have been running from; be honest in discerning your own heart; face your greatest fears, and rule in the midst of your enemies. Break through the lies and condemnation that have been a barricade to further progress. Break out! Break through! Refuse to allow the evil one to keep you confined.
November 12, 2001: To those who are weary, I say, it has indeed been a long haul. You need and seek rest, but the rest that you need will not come from staying in bed; it will come from being in My presence. Some of your weariness comes from having to face situations that you don't know how to deal with. You have felt less than capable and have actually fallen into the category of being a victim of these circumstances and life in general. But, I say, you are on the verge of breakthrough. Soon this test will be over, and life will resume with some adjustments having been made along the way. Step away from the pressures that have daunted you, and come for a time of refreshing that can only be found in My presence. Leave your troubles behind and come, for I will most assuredly bring a time of restoration, healing and renewal. Come!
November 9, 2001: Old things have passed away and are passing away; new things are about to spring forth, but I will tell you of them. You are in a time of transition. The past is behind, and you can do nothing to change it or to keep it. Leave it. The future is just out of reach and nebulous. Keep moving. My instruction for this time between yesterday and tomorrow is that you stay the course. Turn neither to the right nor to the left. Take care of what isbefore you, and do what needs to be done with integrity, courage, and purpose. Refuse to be distracted from what I have called you to do. Release yourself from all selfish ambition and fleshly motivation. Seek Me with a whole heart, and draw close to Me. For these are the days that you must quiet your soul and hear My still small voice. For surely, I will say to you, "This is the way, walk in it."
November 8, 2001: You are entering a time when you will be purged and cleansed of all that hinders you. Things that have blocked your progress and perfection in Me are now about to be dealt with and removed. I will show you the innermost workings of your heart and ask you to release all that is not profitable to you or to Me. Do not harden your heart in stubborn refusal to look at, recognize, and consciously deal with what you will be shown. You are in a crucible, a time of testing, that will reveal aspects of your life that you have never really considered. The result will be spiritual development as you are changed from glory to glory. Yield to this process and be brought higher.
November 7, 2001: Behold, I am bringing forth a new season, a time of great blessings to those who have been faithful. For, I tell you the truth, I am a rewarder of those who diligently seek Me. I will compensate those who have been steadfast and loyal to what I have called you to do. I speak of those whose hearts have not wavered, those who have not hesitated or faltered, those who have not staggered at the requirements set before you in your service to Me. But, this one thing you must do. You must leave behind and let go of all that has hindered you, all that has offended you, all that has disappointed you. Forgive and release the past as you would a caged bird, and move ahead with no regrets. Do not be entangled with the bondage from past circumstances and events. Begin anew with a clean slate, and go forth as a prisoner released from his dungeon.
November 6, 2001: Rise up! You were awakened and became alert, but unless you make an effort to make vigilance a way of life, you will revert to spiritual indolence. Shake off the old attitudes that cause you to settle back into complacency, for these are times when you must watch and pray. You have tasted of life in the Spirit; refuse to go back to a life in the flesh. Keep looking up, and do not put your confidence in what you perceive with your physical senses. I tell you that when you rely on the flesh, you will become dull of hearing and lose your spiritual vision. Walk and live in the Spirit. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
November 5, 2001: Press in! Seek
Me with a whole heart. So many of you, My children, still pray
from afar, remaining outside the circle of My glory. I want you
to come into the realm of intimacy and see Me face to face. Let
go of all fear and insecurity. Cleanse your heart, for My desire
is to have you abide in My presence. I am a God of love, and I
will not turn you away. I long to have My children close to Me. I
am doing that work in this hour; I am drawing you to Myself in a
new way. Be sensitive to My voice as I call you to a closer walk
with Me. Quiet your soul, and move by the Spirit towards Me with
purpose and determination.
Psalm 27:8 When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."
November 3, 2001: I am taking you out of your comfort zone and stirring your heart. This is for the purpose of awakening you from complacency and apathy. You are moving into a new era, a new realm, and the old familiar places are not sufficient to propel you into the level of awareness, sensitivity and discernment that will be required in the days ahead. Do not be dismayed at the discomfort that you experience in this change of scenery, for I am with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you, for you belong to Me. I have continued, even from the days of Moses, to move My people spiritually with the cloud by day and the fire by night. The cloud is beginning to move again; get ready for a change.
November 1, 2001: My children, some of you are feeling displaced like a wanderer in the desert without a compass. It is difficult to get your bearings and to feel a sense of safety. But, I say, look to Me; I am your bright and Morning Star. I will lead, guide and direct you. I will give you safe passage through this wilderness. Even though you have seemingly lost confidence and lack assurance with your goals and objectives obscured, My light will dawn and you will again see clearly the path of your destiny. Now is the time for you to seek Me with a whole heart and to rise above the insecurities that would make you afraid. Re-evaluate your position, for your situation is not hopeless; it is transitory.
October 31, 2001: The enemy has come like a mighty storm against you. His objective is to shake your very foundations so that you will not be able to stand. This storm that has come against you will pound away at the infrastructure of your faith and cause you to doubt everything you thought you knew. But, I say, stand firm on the Word and secure yourself once again to the Rock of truth. Do not allow presumption to gain any ground, for that would only give more strength to the disturbance of your spiritual atmosphere. Presumption and fantasy are produced by a lying spirit, which will open the door to a spirit of fear. You must not yield to fear, but be strong and courageous. I am with you to deliver you from even the most raging tempest. Trust Me.
October 30, 2001: Look to Me, children. Look to Me for fulfillment. Stop looking around you in an effort to find satisfaction. I am the answer to all that you need. I am bringing you through this time of change and adjustment in triumph. What you are experiencing right now is necessary in preparation for what lies ahead. Do not be afraid. Even though you feel at times that the rug is being jerked out from under you, this time and these events are inescapable. Go with the flow regardless of how disconcerting it feels. You will come through this process with greater clarity and sense of purpose than ever, and you will have been purged of some preconceived ideas and prejudice. Rejoice!
October 29, 2001: Beloved, you are experiencing catharsis, for surely your heart must be cleansed, purified and prepared for spiritual renewal. I will bring to your attention those aspects of your life that have not worked and give opportunity for change. But, you must be very careful not to fall into the trap of blaming those around you for the failure that you perceive. Do not allow your frustration to become an arrow of offense and accusation. Search your own heart for areas of adjustment, and be particularly keen in discerning the sting of rejection that has caused you to build a wall of protection,which will most certainly result in division. Exercise your ability and right to forgive with an attitude of generosity.
October 26, 2001: I had a mini-vision of someone wearing shoes that were too big. Then, I heard the phrase, "Your reach has exceeded your grasp." And, the Lord says to those whose goals seem to be unattainable, you need to re-evaluate what I have called you to do. You have taken on more than you can effectively handle and have allowed your imagination to go beyond the vision I have given and the position I have assigned. Your objectives have surpassed your power to attain. You have stepped out of the realm of the Spirit and have stepped into the realm of flesh, fantasy and presumption. You started in the Spirit, but are trying to achieve your dreams in the flesh. You can indeed do all things through Christ, which strengthens you, but you can do nothing apart from the Anointed One and His anointing. Come back to spiritual reality.
October 25, 2001: You have heard that familiarity breeds contempt, but you who have failed to apply this principle are beginning to reap the consequences of impropriety, which has produced dishonor towards those I have put in your life as a blessing. Step aside from your issues and complaints, and bless those who have been placed in your life and circumstances. Please do not think or believe that your life would be better without them. Your problems do not stem from others, but have developed as a consequence of your attitudes. I tell you the truth, My thoughts are higher than your thoughts, and My ways are higher than your ways. Arise to a new level of understanding; put on the mind of Christ.
October 24, 2001: Take this opportunity to be silent and trust Me. But, do not allow seething in your silence. Rather, let there be a quiet peace that anchors your soul to My will. I see your frustration and disappointment, but these reactions stem from presumption. You have allowed your own desires to obliterate spiritual reality, and you discounted the value of the test. This testing is for the purpose of bringing to light those aspects of your being that are unyielding. Have you forgotten that I am the Potter and you are the clay? You are not your own designer, and self-will has no place in My plans and purposes for your life. Relinquish those places in you that refuse to surrender to the work of My hands.
October 23, 2001: Heads up! Be alert. Be sensitive to My leading. This is no time to allow a spirit of slumber to come upon you. Refuse the temptation to escape unpleasant circumstances and situations through self-indulgence or sleep. You must be quick to discern and quick to obey My directives. Rise up and refuse to allow fear to inhabit any ground in your heart. Confront and resist every area of self-pity and victimization. Be strong and very courageous. Be steadfast in faith and relentless in pursuing your destiny in My kingdom. Let endurance have its perfect work so that you may be complete and whole, lacking nothing.
October 22, 2001: My beloved,
watch for attitudes of pride and presumption that will filter in
unnoticed, for they will not serve your best interests. You
cannot discern truth from error or light from darkness when you
entertain this position. Abandon all behavior that elevates
yourself above others, and check your motivation. For, I tell you
the truth, all such behavior will result in humiliation. I will
exalt the humble and humble the exalted. A self-exaltive spirit
will not be tolerated in My kingdom. Proverbs 16:18-19,
"Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before
a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to
divide the spoil with the proud."
October 21, 2001: I've seen your tears, and I have heard the cry of your heart as you go forth into realms unknown. Do not be afraid. I am stirring you up not to fear but to bring life, new life, life more abundant. Trust Me. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
October 19, 2001: My beloved children, be vigilant. Watch closely and do not allow the cares of this world to choke out My word. This is no time to establish yourselves on the sands of worldly thinking. Rather, it is imperative that you be found on the firm foundation of My will and My truth, and that you be a doer of the word and not a hearer only. I seek those whose hearts are totally yielded to My purposes. Your safe habitation will be in doing what I have called and chosen you to do. Be diligent to be about the Father's business and mind your own.
October 18, 2001: Watch for the temptation to be disappointed, and refuse to give in to hopelessness and retreat. This is a time when you must press through the veil of uncertainty with steadfast faith and undaunted courage. This is no time to give up and relinquish your reward. There are adjustments to be made, but the objective is worth the effort. Re-establish yourself in purpose, redefine your vision, readjust your plan, and resume your work. Rise above discouragement and move ahead to accomplish your goal. Victory is assured.
October 17, 2001: Be alert, for things which have been hidden and cloaked in darkness are now about to be revealed. I am bringing more light and understanding to every situation. I am unveiling truth to a greater degree. It is time for everything that has been concealed to now be disclosed. It will seem as though you have been functioning in a room with the lights dimmed and suddenly the house lights are turned up, and you will be able to see clearly that which has been obscured. What you have suspected will be proven to either be true or false, for it will be discovered for what it is. Uncertainty, skepticism and doubt will give way to assurance. Be steadfast and confident, for I am with you.
October 16, 2001: People of the world from the greatest to the least have been caught up and absorbed in stratagem and intrigue. The great minds of various political and religious facets have grouped together to plan and to plot with cleverly contrived schemes for gaining dominance and victory. But, I say, nothing will occur apart from My sanction. It will be My purposes that are carried out, and have I not proclaimed these things to you? These days have not come upon you suddenly or without warning. The former things have come to pass and the new things that are about to be revealed I will declare to you. Do not fear the days ahead, My people, for you are not appointed to wrath. I hold the times and seasons. I alone am the sovereign God. I will impart My own wisdom and strategies to those who have been set apart for this time, and nothing will be done apart from My divine plan. Draw close to Me, for indeed I am your Ark of Safety.
October 15, 2001: Come, My
beloved, into that place of sweet surrender where we can have
intimate fellowship and communion. Quiet your soul and rise above
carnality where you may partake of My peace. Come into rest, you
who clamor outside My gates, for you speak great swelling words
of religious rhetoric, but they have no life. You honor Me with
your lips, but your heart is far from Me. You are not fooling
anyone except yourself. Do not think you can hide behind a
religious facade. This will only create a hardness of heart in
which you will be motivated by pride and a haughty spirit. Galatians
3:2-3 This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the
Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith. Are
you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being
made perfect by the flesh?
October 12, 2001: Rise above the petty issues of life. Do not yield for one moment to a spirit of offense. Know this, that the enemy will do his utmost to bring confusion and division in your midst to occupy and divert your attention. If he can keep you immersed in matters of little consequence, he can bring great destruction. This is a time when it is of vital importance that you establish yourself under divine order and keep your vision and focus clear. Get your priorities in order and refuse to be distracted by life's little bumps. Awaken, you who have allowed your spirit to slumber, for your attention to your flesh has dulled your hearing and blinded your eyes. Shake yourself awake.
October 11, 2001: I speak to those who need a lesson in discretion and humility. The enemy has loosed a critical spirit among My people to bring strife, contention, and division. Remove the log from your own eye before you scrutinize the speck in your brother's eye. Truthfully, you cannot engage in criticism apart from pride and a haughty spirit. "Judge not according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment." (John 7:24) Refuse the temptation to become an armchair quarterback. What spectator has ever made a difference in any situation? Be a doer of the Word instead of a puffed-up hearer only. Examine your own heart and bring your attitudes, motives and patterns of behavior under judgment and correction. Be at peace, discerning the Body of Christ.
October 10, 2001: The following question was posed by a dear saint of God, and I want to share it here: "Are you seeing an end to the trials and tribulations now and starting to move into places of new position and solidity of foundation? Or, are some still having to wade through deep water still while working to get to the other side of the river?" The following was the answer that the Lord inspired: "The repositioning process is still going on. Those who have been repositioned and have built new foundations are still being challenged as to the validity of those foundations and positioning. Some are having to fight off the seduction of trying something else because current positioning is not exactly what they envisioned; it wasn't quite as pretty as their fantasy. Others are still arriving to take their position on the wall, full of expectations and looking forward to perfection and new beginnings. They are full of hope and fresh dreams, but they too will have to face challenges to their vision, and their illusions will have to give way to spiritual and physical reality."
October 8, 2001: Do not be afraid, My children. Come into the ark of the safety of My presence, for in My presence is fullness of joy. There will you find the peace that passes understanding, peace and safety that are beyond human condition and circumstance. Quiet your soul and enter into the inner chamber where you are refreshed, restored and renewed. I say, walk in the Spirit; look beyond what you see in the natural realm. To those of you would like to legislate repentance, peace and unity, I say that men have never been able to establish peace, but conversely have been very adept at making war. I alone grant repentance; I establish peace; I create unity and bring order out of chaos. But, everything will be accomplished in its season and will fulfill My purposes.
October 6, 2001: Prepare. Rise up
and set a watch. Do not slumber nor sleep, for the Day of the
Lord is at hand. The enemy would have you settle back in subtle
complacency so that he can catch you unaware. But, I tell you
that it is imperative that you be alert. Watch and pray. Refuse
the tendency to become self-focused or self-possessed. I have
stationed you; I have positioned you, and there is much to be
done, but you must prepare your heart and mind to move ahead
according to My timing and purposes.
Isaiah 21:5 Prepare the table, Set a watchman in the tower, Eat and drink. Arise, you princes, Anoint the shield!
October 5, 2001: Yield to My presence, and allow the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning to cleanse your soul. For, surely I am bringing all things into the light and releasing My conviction to bring you to repentance. I will put My finger on every place in you that needs to be yielded in obedience to Me. I will leave no stone unturned in your life, for I will reveal every hidden thing. I will shine the light on your motives and intentions and expose everything in you that opposes My purposes and plans for your life. Be prepared to enter the Valley of Decision, for this examination will cause you to choose between right and wrong, good and evil, holy and unholy. This is the day of restoration when all that belongs to Me must be redeemed.
October 4, 2001: Listen carefully to My leading. Be sensitive to My direction. Your cries have come to My ears, and I hear many of you crying out in desperation that you do not know what I want you to do because you cannot hear My voice. I tell you truthfully that even though you have not been able to hear My still small voice, I will lead you by way of your circumstances, and I will move you by your heart. Trust not only in My ability to do that, but My willingness and desire to do that. Refuse to crumble in the face of fear, for there are many that will breathe out threats and murder, but you must stay calm and be found in the safe habitation of My presence. Seek Me with all your heart, and I will be found; have no other gods.
October 3, 2001: Be bold and strong, for I am with you. Be like the ant in summer who prepares for winter, for you know that winter is on it's way. You don't know what the winter months will hold specifically, but you know generally what to expect. Just so, be prepared for the times ahead, for you do not know particularly what is in store, but you do know the overall direction of the coming days. Put your house in order so that things that have little or no significance will not be a distraction to you. I am calling you, My people, to be on the cutting edge of what I am doing. Train yourselves to be like Minute Men, ready at any moment to hear My voice and obey My directive, for you are indeed living in the days of "suddenlies."
October 2, 2001: I have called you and established you in My kingdom to fulfill My purposes, and now I'm calling you to come higher. I have given you a little, and you have made it much more. Now, you are ready for promotion, and you will receive all that you need to accomplish the tasks that I have set before you. Do not fear, and refuse to entertain doubt about what I am bringing forth in and through you. You need wisdom, but all you must do is ask, and I will pour out abundantly. Do not deviate from the objective that I place in your heart. Keep your vision clear, your focus sure, and your affections singular, for this is a pivotal time when every decision is crucial to the sequence of events that you will soon encounter. I will cause you to prosper in all that you do under My banner.
October 1, 2001: I see the pride among you, My people; your boasting has come to My ears, as you strut in self-righteousness and exalt yourselves above your fellows. But, I tell you truthfully that though you have lifted your heads and stretched yourselves to your full stature, your finite wisdom is but foolishness and will be brought to nothing. All who exalt themselves will be abased, but I will exalt the humble. My call to you today is to humble yourselves, not for the purpose of exaltation, for that would be hypocritical, but humble yourselves in submission to My will, My purposes and for My glory. Those who beat My servants with a whip of condemnation will find themselves condemned.
29, 2001: There is a great swelling
tide of change coming to the entire world. Things will never be
the same. But, this tide will be one of cleansing and purging the
hearts of many people and nations, for you will have ample
opportunity to tear down the idols of your fathers and
forefathers until not one idol or place of false worship will
remain among you. I say with certainty that there are multitudes
in the Valley of Decision. This is truly a time when you will
choose who you will serve, for it is time for you to be found in
safe habitations, dwelling in My secret place. Joshua
24:14-15 "Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in
sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers
served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the
LORD! And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which
your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or
the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me
and my house, we will serve the LORD."
September 28, 2001: You have heard
the wake-up call and have come to full attention, and certainly
this is a time to be alert and to watch and pray. Be sensitive to
My voice, and seek to dwell in My presence, for you are living at
a time when vigilance is essential. Refuse to succumb to a sense
of smug self-righteousness and arrogance, for pride still
precedes a fall. "Let not the one who puts on his armor
boast like the one who takes it off." (1 Kings 20:11) Humble
yourselves and pray, and I will bring great deliverance. But know
this, you cannot do anything apart from Me and succeed.
September 26, 2001: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they shall be filled. But, for many that hunger and thirsting has been perverted and is being expressed as competition among the brethren. For, there is a jealous spirit of long standing that has crept in and not been identified. It divides and numbers; it is known as denominationalism. It spies out the liberty of My glory and seeks to bring it under the rule of religion. What began as hunger and thirsting for My presence, for the manifestation of My kingdom, can become nothing but an outward show and factional promotion as it gives way to pride and performance. My beloved, stop and consider your hearts; examine your motives. Come back to that place of humility, and regain your spiritual appetite.
September 25, 2001: Because of all that is unsettling in the world around you, there are many of you who will seek a place of security by trying to reorganize your circumstances or change your surroundings. But, I say to you, this is not the place to begin. I am your sure Foundation; I am your place of security, and there is no other. Do not make broad, sweeping changes in your life apart from My direction. To do so you would be taking your life in your own hands and out of My protection and care. Lean on Me; rely on Me, for I will guide your steps and lead you in paths of safety. Refuse to be moved by fear and anxiety. Your place of safe habitation is in Me.
September 24, 2001: Fight or flight! You, my people, fall into these two categories at this time. Some of you have taken the stance that no matter what comes your way, you will stand and defend your position, your territory, your land. Others are trying to figure out how to escape, where to run to, how to hide. And, there will be opportunities for those whose decision it is to stand and fight to criticize and judge those who are ready to flee. But, I say to you, do not allow foolishness and pride to divide you. Refuse to judge others from your place of strength to their place of weakness. You are all My children, and your giftings and callings are unique and precious. I have called each of you to a position that pleases Me and enhances My kingdom. Look beyond outward appearance and discern My purposes.
September 22, 2001: Out of the fires of destruction will spring forth fires of revival and fires of purification. I am a consuming fire, and I will consume all that offends. My fire is a fire of vengeance and will not only bring judgment and produce destruction, but it is also a fire of holiness, which will produce favor and the power of My kingdom. The separation of wheat and chaff has been in process, and I will indeed thoroughly purge My threshing floor and burn the chaff with unquenchable fire. Let the holy fire of My presence begin in you, and let it burn all that is worthless in your own heart. Let there be a separation between all that is holy and unholy, between the just and unjust, good and evil. You are in the Valley of Decision -- choose.
September 21, 2001: Today I call you Gideon, and I say rise up, you mighty warrior. It is time to stop treading out the grain in the wine press. Be done with fear, for I have called you to tear down your fathers' idols. For, I tell you the truth, I am establishing righteousness and justice. The enemy has ravaged and caused to be desolate that which I intended to be fruitful and productive in My kingdom. It is time for you to say, thus far and no more. I am infusing you with strength and courage, for this is your opportunity to take back the land and recover what the enemy has taken from you. Arise and go forth;only be strong and very courageous.
September 19, 2001: Heads up! Be alert and sharp in your discernment. Know that I am with you and that even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death there is no need to fear, for I will lead you and guide you through even the most desperate of circumstances and possibilities. Come abide in the intimacy of My presence; come into the ark of safety, for indeed a thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you. Place your confidence in Me and trust not only My ability to protect you, but My willingness, for surely I have given My angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. Yours is only to live in My presence. I am your refuge, your fortress, and strong tower.
September 18, 2001: Be sensitive to My leading. Be quiet on the inside so that you can hear My still small voice, for surely I will speak to you in whispers that resound in your spirit and guide your every step. I will not leave you without direction. But, I speak to those who have filled yourselves with the reports of tragedy. You have feasted with gluttonous indulgence on the remains with your eyes and ears until you are full to overflowing with sorrow and mourning. You cannot maintain the peace of My Spirit when you are so full of death and destruction. It is one thing to stay apprised of current events, but it is quite another to allow what you see and hear to infringe on your relationship with Me and to violate the sanctity of your soul. Rise up and begin again to feast on My word and be strengthened by My presence.
September 17, 2001: I have called many of you to higher positions, for indeed this is a time of promotion, but be apprised that this new station will require greater responsibility and spiritual maturity. You will be required to put down old attitudes and patterns of behavior that have been childish and unproductive. This will be a stretch, but will be easily attained, for I have gone before you to prepare this place. Now all you must do is step into this appointment with dignity, confidence and assurance that I am with you. With greater responsibility also comes greater authority and the anointing necessary to complete the tasks that have been set before you. Do not be afraid; advance with courage.
September 15, 2001: Behold the army of the Lord! You are My army, and My chosen people, I have had you in training for a long time. I have trained you by the circumstances in your own lives, and I have trained you by situations and circumstances in your families and in your cities. I have taught you to turn back the battle at the gate of your own soul, your own mind. But this was like "boot camp;" it was a training ground. I tell you now, you are up for promotion. I am promoting you not only to be warriors for your state, but also for your nation and even the whole world. I am teaching your hands to war on a higher level. I am calling out My reserves, even as the reserves will be called out in these United States. I have reserved more than 7,000 who have not bowed their knee to Baal, and there will be many who will join you in this warfare. Rise up in great courage, for I am about to show you the enemy. I will show you where he is. I will show you what he is thinking. I will show you exactly what is on his heart and on his mind, and you will rise up in My power. You will rise up and take the land, and you will turn back the battle at the gates of this nation.
September 14, 2001: Quiet your souls, My people. Take no preconceived ideas or notions, and refuse to rise up in bitterness. Keep your heart pure before Me, and seek to abide in My presence, for surely these are the days when your mind and emotions must be uncluttered and still. You ought to walk in a place of acute spiritual sensitivity and awareness. Do not allow anger, frustration, or intolerance to rule your attitudes or speech. Come to the place of peace in Me, and let that peace guard your heart. Bring every thought under the rule of your spirit, and bring your spirit under My dominion, for these are days when I look for a people who are totally submitted to My authority, willing to respond instantaneously to My slightest command. My army will operate as a well-oiled machine in complete precision and efficiency. Submit to My training and discipline; quiet your soul.
September 12, 2001: Rise up, people of the Lord. Take your position in the kingdom and establish yourself in My purposes, and become single minded with your heart set on doing My will. Turn neither to the right nor to the left as you unite with one another to accomplish My goals, for surely I am knitting the hearts of My own people together. You will become a mighty army who will fight shoulder to shoulder and no longer face to face. I will lead and guide your every step, but you must quiet your thoughts and emotions to become acutely aware of My voice and directions. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
2 Chronicles 7:13-15, (NLT) "At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or I might command locusts to devour your crops, or I might send plagues among you. Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land. I will listen to every prayer made in this place, for I have chosen this Temple and set it part to be my home forever. My eyes and my heart will always be here."
September 11, 2001: You have heard it said that My word is calculated to offend, for I do not bring peace but a sword to divide. For truly I am separating and dividing light and dark, truth and error, right and wrong, fire and smoke. I am drawing those whose hearts are perfect towards Me. But, I bring a word of warning that the enemy is also working among you to bring discord among the brethren. He is planting seeds of offense, so you must be very alert and discerning as to whether the segregation you are experiencing is holy or unholy. This counterfeit work will target you for isolation and will result in condemnation.
September 10, 2001: As you move ahead, don't look to the right or to the left, for truly I tell you that this time is going to take full concentration. You cannot afford to be distracted by the schemes of the enemy. But, also be assured that I have gone before you to make the crooked places straight, to remove hindrances from before you, and to be your rear guard. You need not fear. You have not been this way before, yet I will lead and guide every step. I will make straight paths for your feet and prepare your hands for war. The enemy will indeed take every opportunity to come against what I am doing in, around, and through you, but no weapon formed against you will prosper. Go forth in confidence and in the strength of My purposes, and know that I am with you.
September 8, 2001: "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Refuse to allow discouragement of any kind to affect your spiritual equilibrium. Keep looking straight ahead, and move through this time of testing with confidence that I am bringing you through to a place of greater effectiveness in My kingdom. Know in your heart that greater effectiveness will bring more intense opposition, but you are well able in My strength and power to overcome any obstacle. You will have a sense of loss with those things that are becoming obsolete in your life, but do not despair; this is a necessary process to free you up for the next phase.
September 7, 2001: The enemy has come to short-circuit everything that I have put in your heart to do. He will oppose you at every opportunity and try to abort your plans and mission. He is looking for places of vulnerability and will attack every weakness to bring you down. It is imperative that you "gird up the loins of your mind," that is to be prepared for action. Be prepared to defend and protect My vision and purposes. Pull in your thoughts, and put your soul under strict discipline of the Spirit. Refuse to allow your mind to wander, and stand strong against distractions. Guard your heart with all diligence. This is a crucial time where you must stay focused. Do not deviate from what I have called you to do.
September 5, 2001: I have created you to be unique in appearance, matchless in heart, extraordinary in purpose. I am not limited in providing for you in unusual ways and leading you on singular paths to accomplish My goals. There is no need for you to be a copycat. But, you say, You have called me to be an imitator. Yes, that is correct, but I have called you to imitate the character and nature of Christ, not human endeavors to succeed. You are limiting yourself by trying to duplicate what you see around you. I urge you today to break out of the mold that you have packed yourself into; stop trying to compete on someone else's level. Let Me bring you to new heights and unparalleled attainment spiritually. I don't want you to be a good reproduction; I want you to be a great original, the real thing.
September 4, 2001: Haven't I said that I direct the steps of the righteous? I will indeed instruct and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with My counsel. I will lead you in the way of truth. Your heart cry for wisdom has reached My hearing, and I will not let you down. I will direct each step as you are ready to take that step, but some of you have been asking for a word about steps you are not ready to take, for you have projected out to the future and have allowed fear to motivate you. Fear of the future will bring you into a surreal atmosphere and deposit you at the door of illusion. You have only today, and you must function in the responsibility, integrity and authority of the present moment.
September 3, 2001: I hereby announce that there will be some changes in position as I establish My people in stations of greater effectiveness. Some of these changes will be radical and extreme while others of you will go through a process of fine-tuning. Be assured that the end result will be beneficial to the establishment of My kingdom purposes. Do not be afraid to yield to these changes or even to implement My plans to accommodate My intentions. For, I am bringing a greater sense of balance and harmony to My people, and I will integrate and reconcile those areas which have become a source of burden, worry and confusion. Be alert to My leading and listen for My still small voice that speaks behind you saying, "This is the way, walk in it."
September 1, 2001: I speak to those of you, My people, who feel off balance and reeling. You have been bombarded with many things in the spirit realm, some of which has been what I have spoken to you in the way of direction and warning, but much of what has come your way has been confusion from the enemy. It has been a clever tactic to overwhelm you with more than you can assimilate. He has opened the gates of hell against you and released a barrage of accusations, a stream of defilement, and he has lambasted you with things that create fear, worry, discouragement and disappointment. Stop where you are and deal with what is real. Quiet your soul and sort out that which is valid and pertinent to your life right now. Cry out to Me, and I will place a hedge of protection around you and shield your mind from this onslaught. Steady yourself; be strong and stable.
August 31, 2001: Rise up, My people, out of the place of self-centeredness, self-focus, and self-consciousness. I have work for you to do, and you cannot hear My voice or see My vision or follow My directives when you look at yourself. It is only by the Spirit that you can put to death the deeds of the flesh, so you must rise up in the Spirit and seek My presence. When you are in My presence you cannot think about yourself or worry about your condition or circumstances, nor can you worry about those around you when you are beholding Me. In My presence is fullness of joy. Rise up, and I will bring you through this valley, for My strength is made perfect in your weakness. But, as long as you try in your own strength to do what can only be done in the Spirit, you will struggle in despair and discouragement.
August 29, 2001: I saw in my spirit a new building, and the first phase of the construction was being completed. The Lord was having us measure the walls, the floor and the ceiling to make sure that it was plumb, square and level. Thus says the Lord: You are established on a sure foundation, which is Christ the Solid Rock, but be careful how you build. You already know that your work will be tried by fire, and all that is not of Me will be destroyed. Rejoice in the purging that comes by fire, for I am indeed a consuming fire, and I will tear down and destroy all that does not meet the standard of holiness. You are that building, for you are the temple of God. Do not despair when that which has been built on selfish desires and crooked motives is torn down, for these will be revealed by the fire of My Spirit and consumed by the breath of My nostrils. Do not deceive yourself, but allow this work to be done without resistance, for those who are truly Mine will wear a crown stamped with "Holiness Unto The Lord."
August 27, 2001: I tell you that this is a time of both gathering and scattering, a time of re-arrangement. There are facets of your life that must be challenged and purged and other aspects of your existence that need to be solidified and secured. You will find this process evident in every phase of your existence. I desire to move in your midst with mighty power and great manifestation of My presence. Your hearts seek the Shekinah glory, My abiding presence in your midst, but you will not experience the fullness of My power until you come together as one. And, I am inviting you to the Upper Room where you will wait in spirit for a visitation from on high. But first, you must unite and be of one mind. I cannot manifest where there is division, strife or contention. I am knitting hearts together in unity, peace and one accord.
August 22, 2001: This is a time, beloved, when the decisions you make will be paramount to your future. This is a turning point, which will determine whether you forge ahead in greater prosperity, blessing, and advancement or retreat and turn back in defeat and rejection. Quiet your soul and choose wisely how you will handle the situations that stare you in the face. I remind you that the law of grace commands that you do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. (Romans 12:3) I am speaking to you to treat others with kid gloves, that is with special consideration. Refuse to position yourself either as a perpetrator of violence or as a victim. Simply stay with truth and facts. Seek My heart in every matter, and I will fill your mouth and bring grace to every hearer. Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
August 21, 2001: Watch for further opportunities for either great bonding in the spirit or decided separation. Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit as you experience these encounters. I tell you truthfully that there is a marked difference between light and dark, and the shadowy areas where you could once walk in the comfort of compromise and acceptance will no longer be there for you. Without being obnoxious, you will find every fiber of your being set and focused on My kingdom. Your loyalty to your King is unmistakable. Let your yes be yes and your no be no, for now is a time when your allegiance will be straightforward and evident to those around you. There is no need to apologize for being a child of the Most High God; it is a great honor and privilege, and that truth will become evident whether you speak a word or not. Those with whom you walk in agreement will be drawn closer to you. Those whose hearts are set on flesh and the world will be repelled.
August 20, 2001: Just as I have established boundaries for the oceans and have confined and fixed the limits of rivers, streams and lakes, so I have done for you. Everything functions within territorial precincts to fulfill My plans and purposes in nature. I have already called and established you within a certain perimeter where your effectiveness will depend upon your authority, for I have called you to rule and reign with Me in your particular domain. That is, I have called you to manifest My kingdom in your place on the earth. But, there is a current dilemma in that some of you have gone beyond the borders of your calling and have actually spread yourself too thin, even to the point of trying to exercise authority where you have none. And, I see others of you who are trying to maintain your area of responsibility while at the same time having to deal with someone who has intruded into your space. Now is the time to re-define and re-establish your areas of responsibility in order to eliminate chaos and confusion and come into order.
August 18, 2001: Those of you who have seemingly awakened from a mid-summer night's dream and realized that there are important aspects of life that you have ignored, I say it's not too late to accomplish what I have put before you. This is no time to entertain guilt or to attach labels of condemnation to yourself. What you planned to achieve will come to completion in due season, for I do indeed direct your steps and guide you as you yield to and trust Me. Regret is a malignancy that establishes itself as bitterness and is defiling not only to yourself but to those around you. Waste no time in mourning lost moments or the quick passage of time. Arise and go forth to fulfill your purpose and calling, and don't look back.
August 17, 2001: Beware of the seducing spirit that has been loosed against you to lead you down the primrose path. Refuse to be led away from truth and actuality through the free play of creative imagination. Get down to the root of your motivations for whatever illusion you have chosen to follow. Be aware that some of what you see far off may be nothing more than a mirage. Keep yourself grounded in truth and reality. Maintain a practical approach to life and purpose, and refuse to stray from what you know I have called you to. Remember that the fruit of fantasy is disappointment. Take an even strain and stay steady.
August 15, 2001: The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have caused many of you to get soft spiritually and lapse into complacency. This is a the time to slap yourself awake, be alert, and be on guard. The earth itself is on the absolute brink of world-wide chaos, and you must be ready to respond correctly by hearing the voice of My Spirit. There is a Voice behind you saying, "This is the way, walk in it." But, if you are too dull to hear and too blind to see, what will be the result? Shake off worldliness and self-possession, and awaken to this mighty move of the Spirit. This move won't be for your personal satisfaction, it will be for your preservation, for you are carriers of the Gospel.
August 14, 2001: Beloved, watch for and avoid the diversion that the enemy has loosed against you. He is bringing distraction by way of trivial matters that will create confusion. The aim is to take you off into the realm of micro-managing things that have no real substance or relevance to your life and no pertinence to the course I have set you on. These things will be time consumers and energy wasters and will only result in dissipation. Refuse to be drawn away from a position of spiritual vitality. Be especially watchful of circumstances that draw you in emotionally and that are really none of your business. If you feel your spiritual life slowly ebbing, you must stop and regain focus and purpose.
August 13, 2001: Many of you sense
change on the horizon, I tell you that indeed change is coming,
and I hear your cries for direction and guidance. You will not be
disappointed, for surely I will lead you by the hand and direct
your every step when the time is right and you are ready to move
ahead. For now, you must take one day at a time and fulfill the
assignments and tasks before you. Have I ever failed you? I tell
you I will not fail you now. Refuse to allow a spirit of fear to
cause you to worry or get into anxiety about the future. Matthew
6:28-34, "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the
lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the
field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will
He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do
not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?'
or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles
seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these
things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not
worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own
things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
August 11, 2001: Hold your peace.
Beloved, keep yourself from fear and frustration and move into
the realm of thanksgiving, for I am the God of peace, and I will
guard your heart and mind if you will only yield to Me. Refuse to
allow the enemy to steal your strength and peace through
circumstances that jangle your nerves and bring discord to your
heart. Stand firmly in the truth of My word, and lean on Me for
guidance and direction, for surely I will lead you through this
time and give you wisdom, understanding and direction. Isaiah
26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
You, because he trusts in You.
August 10, 2001: I say to you that even though you have had personal issues and challenges to work through, you have been in a calm before the storm. There is a great deluge about to be released upon the earth. You are about to experience a very great outpouring of My Spirit, which will produce varied results. In some places it will produce new life and revival, but in other places it will produce destruction and judgment. For, it will be a flood of justice being poured out to cleanse the land and restore My purposes. Many have been straddling the fence, trying to live in the world and still serve Me, but this is a time when you will find yourselves in the valley of decision, and you must choose life or death, blessings or curses. You cannot feast at My table and continue to drink of the cup of demons.
August 8, 2001: I speak to those
who have been defiled by dreams. You are practiced and well able
to cast down imaginations and every thought that exalts itself
against the knowledge of God, taking your thoughts captive to the
obedience of Christ. Yet, in the night season you are plagued
with trash dreams and useless visions. I say to you that you have
authority even over this area of life, and you do not have to
endure and suffer through this onslaught. Exercise your
authority, and bind the enemy's attack on and access to your
sleeping hours. Rise up and lay a siege mound against him. Psalm
4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O
LORD, make me dwell in safety.
August 7, 2001: Do not despair.
Breakthrough is just ahead, and there is greater liberty before
you than you have known. Expand. Now is the time to increase in a
number of areas and a variety of ways. For, My purposes are
unfolding before you in surprising ways. Refrain from
presumption; your own assumptions will limit and could even abort
the full blessing I have in store for you. The key is obedience
to My leading. I say, trust and obey. Isaiah 54:2-3 "Enlarge
the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of
your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen
your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left,
and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the
desolate cities inhabited."
August 6, 2001: Peace! Be still! Stand against the anxiety that presses hard against you to bring you to defeat. Haven't I been with you thus far? Haven't I taken you by the hand to lead you along the dark paths of uncertainty? I will not leave you now to find your way alone. I will never leave you. Refuse to be overwhelmed with what is ahead of you. I will stretch your time and bring perfect order if you will but rest in Me. Just do what is directly in front of you today and day by day, and soon you will have navigated this precipice. Be strong and take courage; do not be afraid, for I am with you!
August 4, 2001: This has been a time of upheaval and uncertainty in many ways as you have faced challenges far beyond consideration. But, I say to you, these struggles have been necessary to position you for what is ahead. You can expect the powers of darkness to contend for your placement, but I am calling you to establish yourself. Put down spiritual roots. You can do this by knowing that you are in the right place for this time and not allowing the enemy to cause you to entertain fear or doubt. Watch for a spirit of intimidation to rise up against you with a peremptory challenge that will cause you to believe you have no right or strength with which to contend. But, hear Me -- you have every right to contend. Be strong and take courage, for these accusations and insinuations are nothing but hot air. Stand your ground and do not back down, for I say that as you take root downward, you will also bear fruit upward.
August 3, 2001: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." Beloved, I am bringing you to a point of greater discernment of who the enemy really is and who is really working against you. There has been a tendency to think that the enemy is anyone who is not in agreement with what you want to do, but that is not necessarily so. Many times those who seem to be working at cross-purposes to your plans and wishes are there by design to redirect your efforts or to strengthen your intentions and sharpen your vision. This is a day when you would do well to give thanks for the difficulties that you endure, for it is resistance that keeps your fit for the kingdom. Rejoice in persecution!
August 1, 2001: This is a turning
point, a time when you will make decisions that will have lasting
effects. Things will never be the same as they have been in the
past. You may think that what you have been given to do is
insignificant, but I tell you truthfully that it will be like a
pebble in a pond; the ripples will be seen and felt until your
entire environment is changed by what I have called you to do now.
You are entering a new season spiritually, a new era, and life
will take on a new hue, a different complexion. Let go of the
past emotionally and let it become nothing more than history, for
I have great things in store, and you must not be hindered by
things that no longer have significance. 1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor
have entered into the heart of man The things which God has
prepared for those who love Him."
July 31, 2001: I want you to send your spiritual roots down deeper where there is living water. I want to bring fresh revelation to your heart and greater understanding to your soul. It is My desire that the desert place in you, that place that has gotten as dry as dust, will begin to come to life and blossom. It is time for you to yet again take root downward and bear fruit upward. In order for you to do this, you must give up the mindsets and heart attitudes that keep you in a parched place. Break through the barriers of your own limitations. Choose to reach for new life instead of getting stuck in circular thinking and shallow, material vision. There is more for you to see and more for you to know in the realm of My kingdom and spiritual truth. Do not be afraid to stretch.
July 30, 2001: I have called you and chosen you, My people, and am establishing you in your kingdom positions. I have set in order rank and file. I hear you ask, " Really? I am not aware." Beloved, I want you to look back over the past months and see the changes that have been brought about. There has been great upheaval and change, not only in circumstances and conditions but also in mindsets. There are only finishing touches and some details yet in this transition, and then expect to be established, trained, and equipped for the days ahead. But, you say, "This is not what I expected. I am disappointed." I say to you that you do not yet know the end from the beginning. You are simply in process. This is not the end of the progression, it is only the NOW in the unfolding of My plans and purposes for your life. Be content in all things.
July 28, 2001:
Today, I call you to rise up out of the darkness that has
engulfed you and reach for the Light. Let go of hopelessness and
despair, and do not look at the things which are seen. Rather
look at what is unseen. Embrace the spiritual reality of My
kingdom. For, I offer you life, hope, peace, joy, strength and
wholeness. You already know this, but you have allowed your
circumstances and your feelings to take precedence over the truth
of My word. Hebrews 12:12-13, "Therefore strengthen the
hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight
paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated,
but rather be healed."
July 27, 2001: I speak to those who have come under stress and pressure that seems almost unbearable. Take time to regroup and stabilize in places of familiarity and comfort. Come back to your trysting place and commune solidly with Me. Quiet your soul and let us have sweet communion together. Let My peace flood your being, for I tell you truly that I am with you. I know the things you have had to endure whether anyone else can identify or not. And, it is not important that they understand. I understand, and I am with you to bring you through this time of testing in great strength and power. Come and let Me bring refreshment to your weary soul.
July 25, 2001: This is no time to allow discouragement to cause you to back off or step away from your kingdom position. I have called you and chosen you for such a time as this, and I have work for you to do. You circumstances will test the strength of your intentions and the depth of your desire to manifest My kingdom in your place on the earth. Watch and pray. Don't panic when things around you seem to fall apart. These are only tests, and you are well able to come through in victory if you will stay calm and exercise patience in untangling the messes. Don't pull back; press in!
July 24, 2001: I
call you to intimacy. In your questioning whether you are where
you are supposed to be physically or spiritually, know that the
enemy's traps are well laid to ensnare you and take you captive
to his purposes. His aim is to pervert your relationship with Me
so that it becomes like that of the Pharisees, impotent and vain.
Satan's desire is that you will have a form of religion but deny
My power. Do not allow your relationship with Me to be nothing
more than a memory. What is vital is that you are in constant
communion with the Me. The gift you seek is the Holy Spirit
in fullness, and then He will pray through you; He will prophesy,
He will manifest the gifts of healings and miracles and faith and
tongues and interpretation and wisdom and knowledge and
discernment. Seek to know ME and not about Me. Life
is set with traps to get you mired in religious exercise and to
dampen your love for Me, but you must stand strong regardless of
what you learn or where you work or who you know. It is a
singular relationship, which must be intimate and real and pure.
Always move towards My face, and you will know where you need to
be at any given moment.
July 23, 2001: Gird up the loins of your mind. Watch carefully the thoughts you entertain, for I tell you that a seducing spirit has gone forth, and its playground is discontentment. Stop and consider your plans and actions; do nothing as a result of emotional response. Have I not told you that I will give you wisdom if you will but ask? I will lead you and direct your steps, but you must walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Otherwise, your leading will be of your own soul and fleshly desires. Godliness with contentment IS great gain. Let Me create in you a clean heart and an upright spirit and bring you to that place of contentment in Me.
July 21, 2001:
Rise up, people of the Lord. Take a stand in unity against sin
and defilement. I will cause you to tear down the ancient heights
and level the strongholds. I tell you that you are not alone, for
I have sent My warring angels to fight on your behalf. Haven't I
said that if you ask, I will give you the nations for your
inheritance? Arise with a heart of determination and a will to
overcome. Behold, the court has been seated, and a judgment has
been made in your favor. It is time for you to possess the
kingdom. Jeremiah 42:10 'If you will still remain in this
land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will
plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the
disaster that I have brought upon you."
July 20, 2001: I speak to your storm and say, "Peace! Be still." Be strong, you whose circumstances and events of the past weeks have caused you to reel and stagger like a drunker sailor. The storm is over, and you can now assess the damage. Release what is damaged beyond repair, and strengthen those things that remain. This has been a time of further separation from things which keep you from your kingdom position and spiritual progression. That which is crumbling around you is best gotten rid of. Cut away the anchors and hoist your sails; it is time to move ahead in My plans and purposes. I will confirm to your heart what that means precisely for you.
July 18, 2001: Beloved, I continue to do a work of integrity among My people. I am bringing you to a new level of incorruptibility. Haven't I already reminded you to let your yes be yes and your no be no? Ahead of you are opportunities to make firm decisions with a yes or no answer. You won't have to explain or defend your answer. I speak to those who have a difficult time saying no because you fear rejection. This is a weakness in your flesh that opens a door to deception and confusion. I call you today to be people of your word. If your answer is yes, follow through and be a person of your word. It is time for you, My people, to say what you mean and mean what you say. I call you to a new level of stability where you learn to be straightforward and maintain forthrightness. I also caution you that you do not have to become defensive to be honest. You can do this with a heart of love.
July 17, 2001: Your steps are being ordered, and I have indeed gone before you to make crooked places straight. I am preparing the way before you, and then I whisper from behind you, "This is the way; walk in it." Do not be afraid that you are going to make a wrong turn or miss the mark. It will only be your fear that will get you off course and cause you to stray from the path that I have set before you. Go forth in courage and great boldness, for I am with you. I will hold you by the hand and speak to your heart along the way. I have indeed begun a good work in you, and I will bring this work to completion, for I cause you both to will and to do My good pleasure. Therefore, rise up in confidence and move ahead.
July 16, 2001: There are areas of indecision that are holding you back from making firm spiritual progress. This is a double-minded position, which will keep you stationary until issues are resolved one way or another. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. I call you today to search your heart. The direction has already been made known to you, but your soul is invested and is bringing confusion. Quiet your soul and know where the peace that passes understanding lies. Refuse to make a place for fear to hold you in bondage and keep you from being decisive. Face the issues with courage and resolve. I will establish you in My purposes if you will only yield to My guidance. I will direct your steps, but you must come to clarity.
July 15, 2001: I saw a window open, and I kept hearing the word "threshold" in my spirit, and the Lord said that we as a people today are on the threshold of breakthrough. We are going to break out of hindrances today because He wants us to go forth. So, we are coming out, and we are going to go forth in the name of the Lord.
July 14, 2001: Stop and consider where you are. Look around and see from where you have come. For, indeed, I have brought you to a new realm spiritually. I have brought you higher. You are no longer who and what you were. I am causing you to move in a greater dimension of My presence, for you are more sensitive to My leading so that you come at My whisper, and you go at the slightest gesture. As you are becoming one with Me, your heart is moved by My purposes. You no longer consider your own good ideas, nor are you motivated by the need to satisfy your own flesh and selfish desires. I see the faithfulness and steady course of a heart wholly given. This is the Sabbath rest, and you will not go more than a Sabbath day's journey away from Me.
July 13, 2001: Beloved, many of you have felt rejected and been offended, and now you have been moved to thoughts of retaliation. You have considered how you can retaliate without appearing to be petty, so you have whitewashed your motives with spiritual reasonings. This deception and revenge will only lead to spiritual darkness, for you will not only isolate yourself from those who have offended you, but you will separate yourself from Me. Revenge is forbidden fruit, for have I not said that vengeance is Mine and I will repay? Yours is only to forgive and to keep your motives and intentions pure and godly. Bring your objections to Me, and I will bring vindication and healing.
July 11, 2001: I am moving mightily in your midst. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, for I am coming as a mighty wind to tear down strongholds. I will utterly pluck up and destroy the work of the sons of disobedience. I am watching over My word to perform it, for that which has been an abomination to Me must be thrown down and plundered. I whistle to the four winds and call forth My warriors to plunder the camp of the enemy. This, My people, is a time of vindication before I call you forth to plant and to build. The whole earth has groaned and travailed for this time. Rejoice and witness the great things that I am about to perform.
July 10, 2001: It is vital that you sort out your thoughts and impressions, and separate truth from lies. Discouragement has come because you have entertained a lie. Come back to that solid place where you know what is truth; extract and discard all fear that has crept in. Enter this process deliberately. I have work for you to do, but the lies and fear have kept you in turmoil and have created a whirlwind in your mind that will limit your freedom and progress. This has been very subtle, so you must quiet your soul and consciously come back to your firm foundation. Allow Me to bring the discernment necessary to this process. Eliminate everything that undermines faith and purity.
July 9, 2001: My people, it is time for you to regroup. You have had many things come at you in the way of busyness and distraction. Clear your mind, and come into rest and peace. Leave the things of the past behind. Cease all striving. Come, let us take sweet communion together. You are My own special treasure, and I desire your company. Let Me refresh you and heal your wounds. Allow Me to bring a fresh, new perspective and to direct your next step. I will give you the wisdom you need to sort out the details of your life so that you can keep moving ahead in the proper order. This is a brand new day; begin again.
July 7, 2001: I call you to seek first the kingdom of God, to identify first and foremost with My purposes. The time is right for you to rise up and see life from eternal perspective. I say that many of you have become short-sighted and microscopic in your vision as you examine every detail of yourself, your life, your circumstances, and your relationships. My desire is for you to look through the eyes of the Spirit and to see with clarity the whole picture of My plans and purposes for My people. Introspection will cause you to be hypersensitive and delicate, and this will lead to isolation. It is not My purpose for you to isolate yourself, but to take your kingdom position in My Body.
July 6, 2001: You have indeed expanded your borders, but now that space must be carefully guarded. Having taken more spiritual territory, the worst thing you could do at this point is lapse into complacency. Smug self-satisfaction could lull you into a place of vulnerability. Watch and be alert, for the princes of darkness are not happy about your victory. Stand your ground and be ready to defend your position in the strength and authority of the Living God. Remember that this is still a spiritual acquisition, and cannot be defended by the strong arm of the flesh.
July 4, 2001: Listen, My beloved. I am speaking to those who feel like a fish out of water or like a square peg in a round hole. I know the anguish of your not feeling like you belong anywhere, and I tell you that I will deal with these situations. But, first I desire to work in your own heart to accept your own uniqueness and to accept and receive others exactly where they are without a need to change them to fit your expectations. You feel alienated because you are still too self-conscious. Loneliness is not in being alone; it is in not being able to relate to others. This relating must begin in relationship with Me and then will encompass others whose hearts are given to My purposes. The place where you long to abide and be accepted is in My kingdom, which is a spiritual kingdom first.
July 3, 2001: There is an open heaven above you and open doors before you. I have whispered to your heart in the past of things to come, yet the doors were still shut and the windows locked and barred. But, now, the doors are open wide and the shutters are flung back. Hindering forces have been removed from before you, and you can now move forward. You must not, however, move ahead presumptuously. Your progress must be by My Spirit, not by your own plans and desires and not by fantasy. Refuse to allow your imagination to run wild like a child. Take hold of spiritual reality and sharp discernment, and take your steps on solid ground with a sense of maturity and stability.
July 2, 2001: Godliness with contentment is GREAT gain. I call you today to root out all discontentment, for it will cause you to lose your peace. Refuse to be seduced into leaving your post by allowing discontentment to gain a foothold. Do what is in your power by the Spirit to correct or rectify your circumstances and then after having done all, stand. Be blameless by walking in truth, righteousness, peace and faith. Resist being drawn into areas of concern that are none of your business; it will only create more confusion. Stay focused, and do not depart from your calling by way of distractions.
June 30, 2001: I have indeed called you to rule in the midst of your enemies, but many do not yet understand that you must first rule in the midst of your mind, emotions and will. Your soul must come under the rule of the Spirit. Your first assignment is to take dominion over yourself by exercising self-control. You will never rule outwardly until you rule inwardly. I tell you the truth; strife, contention, debate, and division are the result of pride. Refuse to allow those enemies to have any place in you. Chase the enemy out of your own temple first, for surely judgment begins in the house of the Lord, which house you are. Eradicate all that is unclean, for I have called you to be a house of prayer, a house of My purposes.
June 29, 2001: Cease striving and come into rest. The stress that you have allowed to dominate your life has hampered your sensitivity to My Spirit. Be still, My beloved. Release all that has become a burden. Haven't I said that My yoke is easy and My burden is light? But, you must come to Me and cast your cares on Me. Allow me to sweep away all that has hindered your walk and obstructed your view. Come now, and begin again. Let Me awaken you morning by morning; let Me awaken your ear to hear My voice so that I may lead you into a place of peace and restoration. I will give a word in season when you are weary.
June 27, 2001: Renew yourselves in the vision I have imparted and the purposes I have revealed. The enemy has come to cause you to abort your mission and lose sight of your goals. Watch out for the doldrums, for it will be an easy thing to lapse into a period of spiritual stagnation. I say, press through, and push through to vitality. Refuse to allow depression and discouragement to weigh you down. Even though you have experienced some disappointment, this is a time to regroup, for the best is yet to come. Rise up and regain eternal perspective. I am calling those who have been "sprinters" to become long-distance runners; your training will equip you for endurance.
June 26, 2001: (Proverbs 30:20)
This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her
mouth, and says, "I have done no wickedness." I speak
to those who have gone the way of Shimei, for you have cursed My
own. You have slandered and maligned without shame. You have
bitten and devoured without remorse and exalted yourself; yet
while your mouth has still been full of your murderous ways, you
have wiped away the blood and said that you have done nothing
wrong. You have justified your sin while violating My first and
great commandment of love. (1 John 4:20) If someone says, "I
love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who
does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God
whom he has not seen? But, I say that even this can be forgiven
if you will turn and repent of this great evil. I tell you the
truth that what you have done to another, you have done to Me.
June 25, 2001: Rise up! Rise up! You are already seated with Me in heavenly places far above all principalities and powers of darkness. The enemy is under your feet. You are not a victim of his devices and schemes. I have caused you to triumph in all things and to be victorious in all ways. I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life! Choose the way of life in all things. Choose light and not darkness, love and not hate. Choose truth over error, spirit over flesh. Today is a day of breakthrough for My people who choose righteousness, for truly I resist the proud but give grace to the humble.
June 23, 2001: Advance! The keyword is advance. You are ready to be promoted, and I am bringing you higher. But, as with all change and new experience, you do so with a little fear and trepidation. I say to you, don't look back and don't go back. There is a part of you that wants to hang on for dear life to all that is familiar and good and to recount where you've been. It is comfortable; it is safe, but it is also time to move ahead in the things that I have called you to do. Do not hesitate to take the next step, for I have things for you to do and connections for you to make and work for you to do that cannot be accomplished if you refuse to proceed. Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
June 22, 2001: I bring to you sweet peace and quietness for your soul. Bask in the refreshment of My presence as you soak up the warm sunshine of My love. Let Me bring healing where you have been wounded. Let Me strengthen you in places that have become weakened. Allow light to drive out darkness and order to untangle chaos. Breathe a sigh of relief as you cast all your burdens and cares upon Me. I desire to see My people be unburdened. Come out from under the loads that you have been carrying, lift off all oppression and cast off restraint. Step into perfect liberty. I have prepared a place where you can enjoy My unbounded leisure and have released an anointing of ease.
June 20, 2001: Be alert, watch and observe. Listen and discern, for I have called you forth in the spirit of Elijah to open and shut spiritual doors. I have already called you to "come up here." And, I am again calling you to come higher. Rise up out of carnality and the darkness of your own flesh existence into the pure light of the Spirit. I want to give you fresh revelation of authority in My kingdom. But, in order to come up, you must first look up, for I say many who have been in training for this time have been looking at yourselves, your circumstances or those around you. Some are looking at the speck in your brother's eye when you have developed a log in your own eye. Deal with your own shortsightedness and then look! I am opening up treasures, hidden riches in secret places. Open your eyes and see what I have prepared for you. Put away all darkness, and rip away the veil of flesh that has covered and obscured your spirit.
June 19, 2001: You are prepared for battle, My children, but the trumpet sound that you have heard has been uncertain. Stand still until you know what I have called you to do. Refuse to allow delusion, presumption and fantasy to move you into places of error. Pride will call you to engage in battle where I have not called you to fight and to defend fortresses that I have not called you to defend. And, I do address as children those who boast while putting on their armour as though they were taking it off, for your attitude is one of immaturity. You have not discerned the times and the seasons, nor have you waited to be commissioned. Be still until you hear a clear call.
June 18, 2001: Many of you are struggling to come into your kingdom position, and actually it seems as though you have been struggling just to survive spiritually. You have been assailed with doubts, fear, and condemnation. And, rather than pressing on to your calling, you have become introspective and self-centered and then measured yourself against others. This process has caused you to be even more insecure, and your flesh reaction has been to criticize and judge those around you that you feel are moving ahead. You have opened up to a jealous spirit. Jealousy is cruel and is the rage of man. Be still; quiet your soul. Come back to the truth of who I AM and who you are in Me. Put away all fear, doubt and unbelief. Come into the secret place of the Most High and abide with Me. You security and strength come from this abiding place.
June 16, 2001: I keep hearing "trade winds" in my spirit, and I hear the Lord say: You have become accustomed to the prevailing spiritual winds, the spiritual atmosphere and patterns of your own existence, and there are those who have even experienced the doldrums and have become complacent and spiritually inactive. But, I am sending a new wind that will stir you up and challenge you in ways that will bring new life and a renewed interest in My kingdom. When this wind begins to blow, move with it. To batten down the hatches and try to maintain an old, stodgy position will not serve your best interests. Hoist your spiritual sails and let the wind carry you to unfamiliar territory and a new destination.
June 15, 2001: It is found in My word that man is born for trouble as sparks fly upward and that a brother is born for adversity. But, I have also spoken that this is a time when you will rule in the midst of your enemies. I tell you that the war is not over; it is just beginning. How will you rule in the midst of your enemies if you have no opportunities to do so? I say that you will indeed have opportunities to deal with adversity and to rise up in victory. You have been through fires of testing, and these have been purifying fires, which have brought a cleansing of the flesh in areas that would have been open doors of defeat in times of conflict. I have prepared you for battle and trained your hands for war.
June 13, 2001: I am releasing a
cleansing flow. My people, you will no longer drink from muddy
waters, for you will discern that which is clean and pure and
that which is clouded and murky. This flow of pure revelation
will come through the Door of the temple and be a refreshing
stream. But you, My people, must take responsibility to
differentiate between what is pure and what is foul. There are
also those who will cast up mire and pollute what began as a pure
river of life, for they neither drink nor allow you to come and
be refreshed. Ezekiel 34:17-18 And as for you, O My
flock, thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I shall judge
between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. Is it too little
for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread
down with your feet the residue of your pasture; and to have
drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with
June 12, 2001: Complacency,
complacency! I have wooed you and pursued you. I have courted you
so that you would become My own, and yet many still play the
harlot. For, you once spoke of your love for Me and had a spark
of life that even grew to a flame, but you are like a smoking
flax. And, to be sure, I will not extinguish a smoking flax until
the time of judgment, but that time is near. You have left your
first love and your heart no longer yearns for Me. Repent and
turn back to Me, for it is a time of separation, and My Bride is
being prepared. Revelation 2:4 -5 "Nevertheless
I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the
first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your
lampstand from its place; unless you repent."
June 11, 2001: Rise up, people
of the Lord, and come out of every place of presumption and
darkness. You have even called these assumptions discernment, but
this has been a place of error. You have allowed pride to have a
place in your heart and have spoken of things you know nothing
about. Thus, you have opened yourself to judgmental attitudes and
a critical spirit. This condition should not exist in My church,
for just as surely as you oppose and revile one of Mine, you
revile Me. Isn't it written that what you do to the least you do
to Me? And, you consider those you malign as being less than you.
Again, your presumption has not been hidden from My eyes, and I
call you to quickly repent and turn from this evil, for it will
cause you to walk in darkness. Matthew 6:23 "But
if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If
therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that
June 9, 2001: I am bringing order to you in a way you haven't seen before. I am giving you greater vision, revelation and insight. Your understanding of the kingdom of God will take a quantum leap, and where there has been chaos and confusion, you will suddenly find order and comprehension. The revelation that comes to you in these days will enhance your grasp of the written word and will bring clarity and greater intimacy to the Living Word. I will bring light that will dispel darkness, conjecture, and presumption. But, I say that you must be willing to release emotional attachments to old religious concepts that have no basis in spiritual reality. Keep an open mind and heart, for I am calling you to come up here. I will show you things to come.
June 8,2001: As I look among My people, I see many who are frantic to establish themselves in significant purpose, wanting to be noticed, appreciated, applauded. There is a general dissatisfaction seated in the hearts of those being prepared for service, but you already know that you can do nothing apart from Me. I have called you and am equipping and making you fit by the circumstances that train you. Yet, I hear your cries, "Why? Why me, Lord?" Because these fires of purification are exactly what you need to be fortified and strengthened for use. These tests and trials have been beneficial to you, for they have stretched you beyond your comfort zone. They have pushed you out of your nest of smug self-satisfaction, ease, and arrogance. Trust Me.
June 6, 2001: This is a new day. Truly, old things have passed away and all things have become new. But, if you are not diligent to let go of all the old things as they are passing away, you can find yourself in bitterness of soul, bound by the past, hindered by regret. Rise up in newness of life, renewed hope, renewed vigor. Release thoughts and feelings that are unproductive. Forgive. I am looking for people who are completely available to Me and willing to fulfill My purposes and follow My directions. You do not qualify for this position as long as your investment is in yourself alone. It is time to regain spiritual perspective and separate yourself from that which is unclean and hinders your progress.
June 5, 2001: I speak to you who have abandoned your spiritual offspring. You have walked away from your baby, that which I have given you to nurture and bring to maturity. I have given you vision, but you have walked away from it as a result of distraction, disappointment, discouragement, and tough times. Go back to that infantile purpose that was beginning to be established, for I tell you that even though it languishes, it is not dead. Today is a day to rise up in new hope, the hope of your calling. I have called you to birth and bring into manifestation your unique contribution to the body of Christ. Yet, the enemy has come to kill, steal, and destroy that which must come forth. And, I say, do not be afraid to rekindle your love and be reunited with your purpose, for truly you will not be disappointed if you will only persevere. Be strong and courageous. Take responsibility, and I will place upon you the mantle of authority necessary for accomplishing what I have called into being.
June 4, 2001: Behold, I am your portion and your inheritance, for you are My priests. I dont want your focus to be on land and houses and belongings, for I tell you assuredly that those things are distractions from what I have called you to do. Have I not said that if you will seek first the kingdom of God, these things will be added? Trust Me! I am purifying your motives and desires, for truly your finances will come in a well-defined order.
June 1, 2001: I speak to those who have been called gatekeepers. Yet, you havent been able to find the gate or know what to do with it exactly if you found it. You heard the call and said, Yes, Lord, here am I. But in this time of testing, you have been in the fire and feel like youve barely been surviving, let alone maintaining your position as gatekeeper. I see your heart, I know the distractions and the discouragement, but I tell you to refuse to give up! Youve come this far, and this is no time to turn back. My promises and calling are without repentance, and your answer is still, Yes and Amen!
May 31, 2001: Some of you have stood and stood and stood and stood. I say, keep standing! Begin walking, for soon you will break into a run. I have given you great and precious promises, but you must not lose heart and give up on the brink of breakthrough. For truly I tell you that breakthrough is not just barely surviving; it is prospering in all that I have called you to do. Take a deep breath. You are in for a ride that will be most exhilarating. Fasten your spiritual seatbelt. Things will never be the same. I have called you and chosen you for such a time as this. Be bold; be strong, for I am with you.
May 30, 2001: I had a dream about someone who asked if they could put a two-pound shark in our pool. With some hesitation I agreed, but when I saw the shark, it was at least sixteen feet long. Its dorsal fin weighed more than two pounds! The man that brought the shark was in the water petting it. Suddenly it attacked another man who had gotten in the water and stripped the flesh from his left leg from the hip to the ankle. I was horrified! I could see that without muscle on that leg, the man could not move it. Then, a woman got in the pool; she hated the shark, and the shark knew it. Again, without warning the shark stripped her left arm of flesh from shoulder to wrist making the arm useless.
I believe this dream gives a clear indication of the shark representing the demonic force behind those who attack others by speaking against them. When I think of the shark, I think of their keen senses, their aggressive behavior, and their sudden and vicious attacks. There are many Christians who have this shark-like demon as a pet, and they think it protects them by its striking out and keeping others at bay. I believe those who get in pool are those who have an anger problem and shark-like behavior themselves, and the fact that the shark attacked the left arm and the left leg means that their aggressive conduct will cripple them in their Christian walk and work, it represents a major spiritual handicap.
I am also reminded that if you open the way for a two-pound shark, it will quickly grow into a sixteen foot monster that can no longer be controlled. And this is the message of the Lord -- Galatians 5:14-15, "For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
May 29, 2001: Be still. Refuse to allow the enemy to bring fear and panic. For truly I tell you there is a lie at the bottom of this frenzy. Trust that I will bring you through this hysteria and will establish you again in calm composure. But, you must not look at the circumstances or give into worry, for this will bring great consternation. You must take every thought captive and not allow your emotions to run out of control. Quiet your soul and yield to My will. Maintain peace and establish yourself in tranquility. Be free from these oppressive thoughts and feelings. Come into rest.
May 28, 2001: Fill your mouth with praise and your heart with thanksgiving, for truly you can praise your way out of difficult circumstances. Draw near to Me with a song on your heart of "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty." The enemy of your soul will do all he can to keep you down and hold you in oppression, but this is the day to break loose. Refuse to allow your feelings to be used by the devil to bring defeat. Rise up in newness of life and strength. Do what Sampson did when he was bound. Break free! It is not I that keep you bound, and it is not yourself desiring to be in bondage. Have I not given you power and authority over all the works of the enemy? Rise up and be free!
May 26, 2001: I see the longing of your heart, the desire of your soul to have intimate, personal relationship with your God. But, I also see the disappointment as you turn and walk away believing that I am evasive and difficult to apprehend. But, I tell you that this is a lie from the enemy of your soul. I long for your companionship, and I do not run from you or make this relationship a difficult thing. It is simply a matter of love and of desire. If you pursue Me and make your intentions known to Me, I will be found by you. I have not rejected you, nor will I turn you away. Come, My beloved, establish yourself in covenant relationship and deep commitment.
May 25, 2001: Watchmen on the wall, awaken! You have given into slumber. You have allowed the enemy to creep in unnoticed, for you have been distracted by many things. Shake yourselves awake! Listen for the sounds of invasion; watch for the slightest movements that disturb your present peace; sniff the wind for impending danger. For truly, I tell you the enemy is lurking, waiting and watching for opportunities to invade by catching you off guard. This is no time to be complacent, and this is no time to fight from a position of dread. Rise up with a penetrating sense of victory. Sound the alarm; blow the trumpet on My holy hill.
May 23, 2001: I speak to those who
have touched what is unclean by partaking of spiritual deadness.
You have inadvertently participated and shared in death by
allowing those around you who are self-focused and apostate
to drain the life out of you. You have asked Me why you are so
dry and lack spiritual vitality. It is because you have touched
what is dead and religious and have become defiled. I say to you
that you must wash yourselves through repentance. Rise
up in newness and life; be partakers of My Spirit. 2
Corinthians 6:17 Therefore "Come out from among them and be
separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will
May 22,2001: It is time to return
to Me, you who are backslidden, for truly I will show you where
you turned back. I will reveal your heart and bring you face to
face with the pride that caused you to turn aside. Now is the
time to pick up that which you have laid down and to go forth by
the strength of My power. Do not weep nor mourn for your
condition, but rise up from your bed of affliction; pursue and
overtake that which has caused your defeat. Do this in calmness
of soul with the absolute assurance of victory, for indeed I will
restore what has been ruined and repair that which has been
damaged. Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the
LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but
He will bind us up.
May 21, 2001: Most of what can be shaken has been shaken, but there are yet a few more things that must be rocked and turned upside down before I can bring order. Truly, I have brought what seems like chaos in various areas of life and circumstances, but this has been for the purpose of causing you to let go of things that you have set up as idols of security and dependence. Those places in you of insecurity and fear cannot be rectified outwardly. You must relinquish every area of instability. For, indeed, all self-sufficiency is an open door for fear and failure and the seat of double-mindedness, which will undermine your position of faith. Trust Me in all things.
May 19, 2001: Watch closely and discern; you will see that I am bringing separation and making a distinction between those who play with Christianity and those who truly seek Me. I am gathering My own forces together as a mighty army. The days of benign Christianity are over. I am raising up a people who will demonstrate My kingdom with a violent, radical faith; they will carry out My purposes with clarity and accuracy. My chosen people will not compromise or tolerate even the smallest infraction against kingdom principles, truth and light. Only those with singleness of heart will respond to the roar of the Lion of Judah.
May 18, 2001: I am rooting out wrong motives and attitudes of pride. How do you perceive yourself in relation to others? You are neither above nor beneath! I am exposing the roots in your own heart that cause division, strife and contention. I am positioning you for greater power in My kingdom and will reveal purpose to you if you are willing to abandon your own "small" life for life in the Spirit. I will bring a strong revelation of the prejudice that brings darkness and oppression to yourself and others. My desire is for you to walk in the light in all things.
May 16, 2001: I am clearing the fog spiritually and giving you greater vision. Your vision has been clouded by the issues and circumstances that have pressed in for your attention. Deal with every distraction quickly, and refuse to be sidetracked into eddies that steal your time and concentration. I will stretch your time and bring order to your day if you will seek Me early and give me the firstfruits of your waking hours. Quiet your soul, and come let us have sweet fellowship together. Let Me bring peace and rest to you. I will establish your day in divine order.
May 15, 2001: I call you to transparency. My desire for you is that you be free from pretense or deceit, that you be frank and open with everyone around you. I want My word, My will, My light, My glory to flow through you unhindered by darkness of soul. Only in this way will others look at you and see Me. For this reason, I am exposing hidden sin and secret motives. I will reveal the dullness of your heart that comes from fear, pride, and condemnation. Refuse to be afraid of this exposure, for My light will bring truth to every area of darkness and obscurity, and you will come into greater revelation of My kingdom and a clear understanding of My plans and purposes. Come out from among the shadows into the clear light of day.
May 14, 2001: I am pulling back
the covers and revealing everything that has hindered your
progress and stood in the way of your anointing. The time has
come for hidden motives, selfish agendas, and mindsets that allow
for self-exaltation to be unveiled; they will no longer be
tolerated. I will cause you to have clean hands and a pure heart
by exposing them and giving you opportunity to yield to My
cleansing. My bride, My church, you will indeed be clean. I say
to you, abandon to this process with joy, for if you try to hide
or protect yourself or save face in this procedure, it will be
more difficult the next time. Psalm 24:3-6 Who may
ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy
place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not
lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall
receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of
his salvation. This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek
Him, who seek Your face. Selah
May 12, 2001: You, My beloved, are under construction. I am doing a complete renovation in you. It is not that the old things were not adequate or even desirable, but it is time for change, and the process has begun. Old stuff will be discarded to make way for what I am about to do. Your repositioning has been and will be in stages, and you are now ready for the next step. Some things that I require of you will seem curious, but you will have such a witness in your spirit that you cannot disobey. Resist the enemy when he brings fear of letting go of what was once familiar and comfortable and refuse to allow your flesh to rise up in selfishness and greed. Be willing to let go, and move with My Spirit.
May 11, 2001: There is a time to tear down and a time to build. You, My people, have been going through a time of tearing, and even a tearing apart so that you can see clearly what has been built on your foundation which will not endure. The fires of testing have burned to purify your faith, and those things that have been purged are best gotten rid of, for they serve no purpose in My kingdom. You are now coming into a time of rebuilding and repairing that which has been torn down. But, I issue a warning today that you must not try to build again those things which are contrary to My plans and purposes. Do not try to take up again that which has been disposed of. Strengthen those things which remain.
May 9, 2001: You have been facing into a strong headwind, but the wind has blown away much debris while challenging the strength of your intentions and loyalties. The winds of adversity have tried to take you off course, but you have held true to your purposes and withstood these contrary conditions. Now, I say, turn around. Change position. Instead of looking at navigating through these circumstances and challenges with the aim of survival, look to Me. I am the strong wind that will now carry you. For, surely I will move you ahead to fulfill My purposes. Trust Me, and let Me move you without resistance.
May 8, 2001: Listen, look and discern. I have done a work in you that seemed impossible to your logical mind. I have brought change to your heart. You are not the same as you were. There is still more to do, but be encouraged as you recognize the great distance that you have come. These changes have occurred at the very depth of your being. You are cleaner, more consecrated and dedicated. That which slept has been awakened. Be still and know the quiet hope that is forming within you. Then, understand that the changes that have been wrought in your heart will begin to manifest outwardly. Rejoice!
May 7, 2001: I had a vision of a pregnant woman on a birthing table with a midwife at her feet and a coach at her head. She was at the point of giving birth, but had pushed and pushed and become tired and was just lying still. The coach was encouraging her not to give up. And the Lord says to us, His church, His pregnant wife: Have you come this far to give up? Will you stop at the point of bringing forth that for which you were destined? You are positioned and ready for this presentation. It will only be a short time and a little more pushing. There is no denying that this has been hard labor and that you have become weary, but you cannot go back. You are on a collision course with destiny. Gather your strength, refuse discouragement, cooperate with the pain, and push!
May 5, 2001: This is a time of strategic adjustment as I prepare you for the days ahead. You are being positioned for maximum results in testing, which will be of utmost benefit to you in My kingdom. There are still areas in your life that are immature and need to be trained up as a child. I will bring to light and reveal every motive and heart attitude regardless of how hidden they have been. Do not become weary in well doing, for these are days of endurance when you will learn to persevere through every difficulty and press through every obstacle. Opposition is a training ground for persistence and will give you opportunity to rise up and overcome. Keep your vision clear and your motives pure, for those who have clean hands and a pure heart will have victory.
May 4, 2001: I have called you to be people of radical faith, a faith that will move mountains and accomplish what I have set before you. Yet, the church is riddled with prayers diluted with doubt and unbelief based on personal experience instead of My word. Today is the day to shake off the lies of the enemy that causes your intercession to be ineffective. Rise up above anemic, religious begging, and begin to proclaim and prophesy what you know has already been established in the heavenlies. Call forth My will on the earth. You are people of authority, for you are My people, and I have ALL authority in heaven and on earth. Luke 18:8b "Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"
May 1, 2001: My people, I am bringing you out of presumption and into power. You cannot operate in superstition and clouded mysticism and move into your kingdom position. False concepts of the working of My kingdom must be exposed and eradicated with the truth. Ignorance breeds darkness and contempt for the light. The testing that you are now enduring is for the purpose of exposing and challenging every place of darkness in you, for truly you cannot walk in authority and power apart from absolute truth. Do not fear that you will remain in darkness, for I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. When you seek Me with all of your heart, I will be found by you.