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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

 

 

June 28, 2002: Be bold. Be strong, for I am with you. I speak to those who feel abandoned and have lost hope. I have not left you nor forsaken you. You have been led astray and gotten off track and have become spiritually stranded because you have leaned on the strong arm of the flesh instead of trusting Me completely. Cry out, for I will hear your voice and rescue you from this place of isolation. But, first you must see that this rescue operation will be a spiritual one, so you must give up your desires for flesh comfort and be willing to receive My help. And, I tell you truthfully, that My help is an everlasting solution and not just a quick fix or a bandaid over a gaping wound. Release yourself from worldly answers and receive My deliverance.

 

June 27, 2002: Behold, I am bringing about situations and conditions that will present you with opportunities to grow spiritually. These circumstances will not be easy, but they will be profitable to you and will strengthen you. Your carnal nature wants to kick back and relax, and you would like to be in a season of pampering your flesh, but I tell you the truth, the devil will take advantage of your spiritual laziness and will hammer you. Blow the trumpet! Sound the alarm! Rise up in the strength and power of the Spirit to do battle against the forces of darkness that have been arrayed against you. This is not a time to indulge the flesh or to be lulled to sleep through complacency and compromise.

 

June 26, 2002: Do you feel the stirring? Do you sense the change? Get ready and prepare yourselves, for just as the eagle who stirs the nest to cause the eaglets to fly, I am bringing about the necessary conditions for you to learn to mount up in the Spirit. I want to take you higher into places of greater vision and perspective. I want to release you into a deeper and richer understanding of My heart and My kingdom so that you will become like that great predator bird against the enemy of your souls. I am releasing you to sharper discernment. I have given you the tools and implements of war, and I will show you how and when to use them. Warriors, arise! Run to the battle, for surely I will cause you to turn back the battle at the gate.

 

June 25, 2002: Be strong; be alert. Watch for the "accuser of the brethren," for this spirit of the anti-christ has risen up to set brother against brother and to bring division among My people. Your reaction, beloved, must be two-fold. First, you must recognize that this is a spirit and that you are not wrestling with flesh and blood. Secondly, you must rise up in the authority that I have given you to put the devil under your feet. Refuse to become of a victim of these tactics of the enemy by getting into self-pity and rejection, for this would bring certain defeat. Rather, rise up in the spirit and strength of a warrior and go forth to battle in My authority. Victory is assured!

 

June 24, 2002: I was rudely awakened this morning by the incessant, scolding sounds of a crow, which not only disturbed my peace but hushed the sweet sounds of the songbirds outside my bedroom window. Then, I heard the voice of the Lord saying, the enemy has come against My people with accusations and mocking. His method of disabling you and making you ineffective is to get you to be self-focused and introspective, and his accusations are for the purpose of bringing condemnation, discouragement, and a sense of uselessness and failure. The voice of the accuser will override the sweet sounds of My Spirit unless you can come fully awake to these noisy thoughts and to know them for what they are. Refuse to allow this negativity to have any place in your spirit, for this is a direct attack of the devil against you. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

 

June 23, 2002: Why are you going through tribulation and thinking some strange thing has overtaken you? You are in tribulation because I want to teach you authority. When you are going through it, I want you to rise up in authority and take My power to the situation and call down the high places and have victory, says the Lord.

 

June 21, 2002: Behold, I have opened a door before you that no man can shut. Step through the door, and don't look back, for I will present you with opportunities that you will absolutely know are supernatural. Take these opportunities to maximize your effectiveness in the kingdom and to express My heart and My nature. But, I say, don't step over these thresholds with presumption or a false concept of what I want to accomplish through you. Do not get lulled into thinking that every opportunity will bring peace and consolation, for I am stirring the hearts of My people to expose darkness and to reveal hidden sin. I will indeed lay wide open those areas of compromise and evil intention and call for godly sorrow that works repentance. Do not despise being used as an ax laid to the root of fruitless trees. Indeed these are days of intensity that call for extreme measures.

 

June 20, 2002: I speak to those who have been waiting for judgment to begin at the house of God. You have cried out to Me to strike the worthless shepherd and to destroy the false prophet, and I will indeed bring judgment to these, for I am against the useless shepherds and lying prophets, and I will require My flock at their hand. But, I tell you truthfully that the house of God does not only consist of shepherds and prophets. What about the sheep? 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 your feet? And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep. Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad, therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep." (Ezekiel 34:17-22) I say to you that judgment has already begun at the house of the Lord, for I have come as the Spirit of Judgment and the Spirit of Burning. I will confront with the power of My conviction every place where you have deviated from absolute truth and considered your own will and desires apart from My Word. I will not only judge compromise in your own hearts, but I will judge the compromise that has caused others to fall short of the fullness of My presence. 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."

 

June 19, 2002: Rejoice and be glad, for I am calling forth a people who will walk in spiritual maturity and discernment. My Body is growing up and will go forth in great power to do the will of the Father. The days of compromise that allowed pampered flesh to rule and weaken the Church are over. This is a new day in which a remnant will rise up in power and strength in My name to establish My kingdom. I tell you even now that the lukewarm are being spewed out. The wheat and the tares have grown up together, and now the tares are being separated into bundles. Joshua 24:15 "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."

 

June 18, 2002: You are living in defining moments. The decisions that you make at this time will produce momentous results. There is coming a turn of events that will redefine your life and direction. The issues that you are dealing with now will become insignificant and inconsequential as you face new challenges, for I am about to redirect your efforts and bring a fresh vision and sharper focus to your life as it regards My kingdom purposes. Now is the time to pull down all idols, for I will not share My glory. Be prepared to broaden your horizons and to move ahead with a greater sense of determination and resolution. If you set your heart now to yield to My leading the days ahead will produce order instead of chaos in the coming cataclysm.

 

June 17, 2002: Beloved, you must consciously and deliberately put aside all flesh issues, those things that draw you into opposition and arguments. I am calling you to rise up above the issues of life where you can walk in the Spirit and discern My intentions and purposes. This cannot happen as long as you bicker among yourselves and rehearse and defend your own position and carnal desires and nature. Release those contentions that keep you bound, and refuse the temptation to draw others into your problems. You must also resist being drawn into situations that have nothing to do with you and are none of your business. James 4:1-2 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war.

 

June 14, 2002: I see you who are hiding. You think you can keep your sin and compromise covered and hidden from those around you, and sometimes you can. But, those who are faithful to My cause and have chosen to belong to Me without reserve have been given discernment. The veil has been torn so that they see spiritually, and I tell you that not only can they see your heart, your motives and your actions, but I see. You stand naked before Me at all times. Where can you go and I am not there? How can you bow down to the spirit of fear or the demon of jealousy or lust and I do not see? I am calling a people forth whose hearts are completely yielded to Me and My purposes where self-interest has no ground. I am raising up an army that will rise up and fight against all the powers of darkness. How can you be in that army when you fraternize with the enemy? Come out from among them and be separate. I call you forth to fulfill My commission.

 

June 13, 2002: Beloved, I hear your silent cries; I see your heart and know your desires. But, what seems like a sense of loneliness, of not belonging, or being out of synch is really a deep yearning for intimacy with Me. Don't be distracted into trying to find fulfillment through activities or relationships of the flesh. Let your desires propel you into My presence. Refuse to allow these feelings to drive you into isolation. The enemy will pervert and translate this opportunity into rejection, so you must be on the alert. Shake off this spirit of heaviness that has settled on you like a garment. Rise up in clarity of mind and purity of spirit, for you are on the threshold of great spiritual advancement. This is only a tactic of the enemy to keep you from My glory.

 

June 12, 2002: Cut your losses short. I speak to those whose investments and involvements have not been profitable nor produced a harvest. Now is the time to eliminate all that has not been productive in My kingdom, for surely these things were not directed by Me. I will prosper all that I have called forth into existence and will direct your steps in greater clarity for My purposes. But, that which you have engaged in by your own volition apart from My leading will be unproductive and barren. The seeds that you sow will only bring forth a bountiful harvest if the ground is fertile.

 

June 11, 2002: The enemy would have you get distracted by dwelling on the past and old issues. Quickly review the past, but only for the purpose of releasing those who have held you in bondage or caused rejection and pain. This is a new day, and you must be ready to go forward unhindered by issues of life. Refuse to entertain anything that causes you to become self-focused, confused, or worried. Don't sow to the flesh. Rise above your current circumstances and fears to find yourself hidden in the shadow of My wings. I will indeed protect you, but you must trust Me to do that. Remember that when you need wisdom all you have to do is ask in faith, for surely I will direct your steps and open doors before you that no man can shut.

 

June 10, 2002: I want you to be unencumbered so that you can move ahead without being weighed down and burdened. Release your cares and worries to Me. There are things you still must be responsible for, and I am not speaking to you of laying aside your responsibility or authority in what I have called you and set you to do, for each one must bear his own load. I am speaking of those things you have taken on without My leading. It is now time to lighten the load so that you are only left with what is essential to your kingdom position. I speak particularly to you who have taken on more than you can effectively handle. You must now take inventory both physically and spiritually to see what needs to go and what needs to stay so that you are not in bondage or hindered in what is just ahead.

 

June 7, 2002: Before you step into the next phase, you must complete and bring to a conclusion those things that you have begun and not yet completed. Do all that I have called you to do quickly, for the door that I have opened and the opportunities I have equipped you for will require your undivided attention. You cannot move effectively in what I have prepared for you with issues from the past unresolved and undone. Now is the time to deal with everything that would restrict your freedom of movement or anchor you to the past. Do what must be done so that you will be able to operate in complete liberty.

 

June 6, 2002: I speak to those who have had thoughts and ideas of how I will bless you, and you have hung your hopes out there apart from where you are and where you live here and now. I tell you honestly that you have stepped out in presumption and illusion, for I never called you to try to live and exist in mid air. I call you today to awaken to your reality both physically and spiritually. Put your proverbially feet firmly on the ground of truth. Do not try to escape the facts of your present condition, but rather let Me lead you through this maze of circumstances designed to teach and test. You have been trying to live in the fantasy of what is to come instead of dealing squarely with the reality of what is. You will never experience that which is beyond your reach if you refuse to be real about what is.

 

June 5, 2002: Behold, I am doing a new thing in and among My people, and it will be a good thing. I am bringing you into greater light and revealing more of Myself to you. Draw near to Me and let me burst through the clouds of darkness with truth and revelation. The days of muddling through darkness to try to get a glimpse of where I am directing you and of straining to hear My voice for a word of direction are over. I will speak clearly to you, and I will illuminate the path ahead of you. Let the days of obscurity and presumption be ended. I send forth My word, and I say, "Let there be light!" Your part is to break through the veil of flesh that keeps you from My presence. No longer stand at a distance and strain to see My glory or hear My voice. Enter the Holy of Holies and stand before My throne. Come into My rest; I wish to speak to you face to face.

 

June 4, 2002: I am indeed raising up the Tabernacle of David in this day. It will be My dwelling place among My people, and I seek to take up a place of habitation in those who are after My own heart, those who will identify with My purposes and My truth apart from self-interest and selfish desire. Only those of you who have learned to take authority over your own soul will be qualified to rule and reign with Me. For, if you are faithful in the issues of life over which I have given you dominion, then you will be a ruler over many things pertaining to My kingdom. Consider your priorities and your affections. Beloved, you are in the Valley of Decision; choose whom you will serve.

 

June 3, 2002: Heads up! You are being tested in areas where your carnal nature has ruled. These flesh strongholds must be faced in honesty and brought down before you can progress spiritually. Look carefully and closely at your heart attitudes and reactions to these tests. You will recognize them by opportunities to take offense or to feel rejected and condemned. This is no time to dump down into self-justification. Don't stay where you are. Take time to look at the spiritual reality of your current position, and examine yourself to make sure you are submitted to My authority. Stay focused on what I have called you to do to fulfill your commission. Rise above the darkness of your own soul to walk in strength and boldness of the Spirit.

 

May 31, 2002: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. (Psalm 51.10-11) I have heard the voices of those who are crying out to Me, and I know the strength of your intentions. Be prepared to receive a revelation of Me as I divide and separate your soul and spirit by My word and reveal the thoughts and intentions of your own heart. You have been beholding Me as in a mirror, seeing only an image that has been distorted by lack of vision and clarity and clouded by your flesh desires. I want you to arise in the Spirit and come into My presence where I can speak to you face to face. Before I can show you the great things to come, I must show you those things in your own soul that are stumbling blocks to your walk in the spirit. Yield to this process, for it will produce much fruit.

 

May 30, 2002: This is a new day and a new season, in which you will be stretched to the limit. You have not been this way before, so prepare yourself to be flexible. As you enter into new situations, you will desire familiarity, but it will not be found. You have been in a groove, and even though it has been confining at times, it has also been a place of comfort because you knew what to expect. I am bringing you out of that rut where you can have greater freedom of movement. Move forward without fear or hesitation, for I am with you and will guide you. Be still so that you can hear My still, small voice saying behind you, "This is the way; walk in it."

 

May 29, 2002: Can you hear the sound of the abundance of rain? This is the season of the latter rain of My Spirit, and I am calling you to move forward in My great power and by My anointing. I call you as I did Elijah to arise in the spirit, gird up the loins of your mind. Regard only truth and righteousness, and run to the entrance of Jezreel. I say to you that you are part of the Elijah Company, and Jezreel is the place where you will be impregnated with the seed of My word, which will direct your steps and change the course of your life. You cannot stay where you are spiritually, or the seeds will not produce a harvest. I tell you the truth that an old phase of existence is ending, and you are standing on the threshold of a new season. I will empower you to do all that I have called you to do, for you have been equipped and prepared for the days ahead, and you have nothing to fear. The accuser of the brethren has risen up against you and accuses you before My throne day and night. But, I say, do not regard the threats or believe the lies, for there is still very much work to be done. You will go forward under the banner of My protection and guidance. Only believe.

 

May 28, 2002: I had a dream about two women keeping and feeding their dogs in the church restroom. I went in to clean because the stalls were absolutely filthy, but I didn't know what to do with the dogs. When I awoke the Lord spoke to me that the dream represents those in the church who have become involved in that which is impure and contemptible. And, the Lord says, do not join yourselves to that which is unrighteous, and do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. Turn and do not yield to seduction, and cleanse yourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit. I will send a consuming fire that will purify that which is unclean, and I will purge you from all defilement. Awaken from your spiritual slumber and return to Me.

 

May 27, 2002: Watch and be amazed. I am opening an effective door before you, and when you step through that door of opportunity things will never be the same again, for you are about to enter a new phase of existence. This is the end of an era and the beginning of an epoch which will change the way you see and are seen. Things will change in rapid succession as you move ahead in My purposes. Keep your discernment sharp, for the circumstances and situations that you are about to face will require decisiveness and resolution. Do not be afraid of change, but rather take the next step with expectation and anticipation. Be ready to leave everything behind that would hinder your freedom of movement and anchor you to the past.

 

May 24, 2002: Enter in and fight with conviction, for you are caught in the midst of a battle of the wills. You must choose one side or the other -- the will of the Lord God Jehovah or the will of Satan. The battle is between good and evil, light and dark, truth and lies, life and death. How long will you halt between two opinions? How long will you try to be neutral because of your fear of involvement? There is no neutral ground. Choose this day whom you will serve. You cannot serve two masters, and if you choose to serve Me, do it with a whole heart, nothing wavering. But, know this -- the battle rages, and the war is intense. Be prepared to stand against darkness where you find it. You cannot fight what you cannot face.

 

May 23, 2002: Turn your heart towards Me again. Seek the reality of My presence, for I tell you truthfully that the enemy has released and tempted you with futility. Satan wants you to feel hopeless and to believe that your position and efforts are in vain and fruitless. If he can get you to entertain these thoughts of discouragement, oppression awaits. This is a trap, a snare of the devil. The way out of this dilemma is to be thankful. Take time to recount your blessings. Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Instead of allowing the enemy to undermine your position of faith, use this opportunity to re-establish yourself on the Rock, Christ, your firm foundation. What the devil intends for a tombstone will be your stepping stone.

 

May 22, 2002: Children, you have been distracted by many things and pulled away from your primary purpose. You have neglected the matters of the Spirit and have lost your edge. Settle down to the business at hand. I have called you to be my ambassadors on the earth and to do business in My name, yet many of you have been doing business in your own name and have put My work on the shelf. Finish quickly those things that have kept your from your calling and election, and re-establish yourselves again in My plans and purposes. Refuse to be seduced away from My intentions, and regain eternal perspective. Now is the time to get back on course.

 

May 21, 2002: Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and contentions are like the bars of a castle. I speak to those who have become offended and hurt. The rejection that you have entertained has imprisoned you and separated you not only from your purpose and position in My kingdom, but from Me. You have nursed this offense like a dependent child, and it has become a constant companion and reminder of your pain. It is time for you to make a decision to tear down the walls of offense and forgive those through whom this offense came. You must make a decision to arise out of this place of self-pity, or that which has been lame will be dislocated. (Hebrews 12:13) Release yourself from the bondage brought on by the condition of your heart and be free.

 

May 20, 2002: Be still. Watch and pray, for I am revealing mysteries through signs on the earth. Be attentive to what I am about to show you, or you will miss it. Many will continue about their daily work, busy with what they have set their hands to do, and not see the signposts along the way. Quiet your soul and listen carefully, for I will say to you, "Look!" Then, you will see and perceive a shadow of things to come. I will give instruction for the next leg of your journey, and lead you along the path, but you must be observant. Sharpen your awareness and discernment, for there are many things I want you to see, which are only spiritually discerned. Come, watchmen; be about the business of the morning of this new day.

 

May 17, 2002: Your words of judgment and condemnation have come up to My ears. This is a very grievous thing, for not only do you curse those with whom you find fault, but you are sowing seeds that will reap a harvest of rejection for yourself. Haven't I said in My Word that you must first remove the log in your own eye before removing the speck in your brother's eye? Refuse to give yourself to a haughty spirit, for to do so will bring destruction. Awaken today to your need to repent for this evil. Matthew 12:36-37 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

 

May 16, 2002: Walls have been built in the spirit to isolate and alienate you, My people, and to keep you from coming together in unity, peace and one accord. Those who are on the outside looking in must fight to break through from outside, and those who are on the inside looking out must fight to break through from inside. Do not take this as personal rejection. These walls must come down if My kingdom is going to be established fully. Be aware of the enemy's tactics and rise up to pull down the barriers and hindrances that he has formed against you and My work. Your efforts in the physical realm will be futile. This is a spiritual battle that must be fought in the spirit. Refuse the temptation to see people as the enemy instead of demon powers and spiritual wickedness. You are closer to breakthrough than you think. Don't give up.

 

May 15, 2002: This is a time of progression when I will build you up in the spirit realm, but you must first have a firm foundation beneath you. I am going to expose and reveal all that is not solid in your foundation and rebuild that which has been broken down. Be prepared to face honestly and directly that which I unveil. All that has been built on fantasy and presumption will come down. This will be a deep cleansing which will result in a dynamic transformation. This purging must take place before the next and great outpouring of My Spirit upon you. My glory cannot be known in the darkness of deception. Yield yourself completely to this process of purification, and refuse to protect what is destined to be removed.

 

May 14, 2002: Just as I parted the Red Sea for the children of Israel and pushed back the waters of the Jordan so that My people could walk on dry ground, so will I do for you. But, you must raise your rod of authority and strike the waters with the mantle of your calling. You will do this by speaking My word into every situation that seems impossible. My word will part the sea of humanity and allow safe passage to your destination. I say that nothing will be able to stand in your way or hinder your progress in the work that I have called you to do. Although the enemy has pressed you and is pressing you, even to the brink of disaster, I will provide a way of escape and show you the way to move ahead in My purposes. Do not be afraid, but be strong and of good courage; speak My word in faith, for it shall not return to you void but will accomplish what it is sent to do. Only believe.

 

May 13, 2002: Rejoice and be exceedingly glad. You will be greatly strengthened through praise and worship. Restoration will come as your heart seeks to be joyful. You have been moving through the dark gloominess of your own soul, which you now realize had about the same substance and consistency as molasses. Now is the time to break free from all that has held you back, and there will be a very great release as you step into the realm of delight. I say, delight yourself in Me and I will give you an abundance of peace. Establish yourself in thanksgiving and go forth in freedom.

 

May 10, 2002: Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. The past is up for review, and you will be tested again on old issues. People and things that you thought were done and gone will suddenly demand your attention, and you will have to face challenges to your current position and commitment. The enemy has called you to his own kangaroo court and is determined to pronounce your guilt. Your flesh reaction will be fear and dread and a desire to make peace. But, I came not to bring peace but a sword. It is time to take up your cross and follow Me. You will have to lay down your own life complete with selfish desires and self-interest in order to gain life in the Spirit. The result of death to the flesh is resurrection life. The other side of this grave is greater power than you would have believed. Go through this time with confidence and boldness that I am with you, for I will bring you through to great victory.

 

May 9, 2002: Why is it that you are angry and dejected when others speak evil of you? Why do you go mourning with a heavy heart and a long face? Haven't I said that you must rejoice in persecution? This is a day to be glad that you are counted worthy to suffer for My name's sake. Every work that is truly of Me is going to draw fire from the enemy. The long serpentine tongue of Leviathan will bring forth blasphemous accusation, but you must consider the source and stand in perfect peace. Refuse to take matters into your own hands. Forgive and release those who have risen up in opposition to you; their battle is not against you but against Me. Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.

 

May 8, 2002: Yield your spirit to me that I might manifest Myself through you. It is my desire to do many and wonderful works to demonstrate My kingdom, but I cannot fill an already full vessel. My strength is made perfect in your weakness, and My fullness is displayed in your emptiness. Be done with concepts of self-sufficiency and confidence in your own ability to perform. I have not called you to look good in performance or to excel in achievement, for this would only call attention to yourself and would not bring glory to My kingdom. Rather, I have chosen you to exhibit the power of the kingdom through faith in Me. Be cleansed of self-focus and selfish desire, and seek Me with all of your heart. Your release of faith in Me will produce dynamic results.

 

May 7, 2002: You, My people, are watchmen. Sharpen your discernment and watch closely for the enemy's infiltration. When you see the first sign of an attack, you must turn back the battle at the gate by not giving any place for the enemy and his devices. I speak to you in spiritual terms. The attack will come to your soul in the form of thoughts and feelings that are contrary to the truth of My word. Do not entertain the lies of the enemy or allow feelings of rejection to rule in your heart. Fight the good fight of faith; war a good warfare, for the enemy is indeed stalking you -- like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Roar back, and give him no quarter, no place to establish himself against you.

 

May 6, 2002: Be careful, for the enemy is doing his utmost to bring agitation and confusion as he accuses you day and night. He is bombarding you with thoughts of rejection and failure and is looking for an open door of the flesh to create havoc. Refuse to entertain the temptation to compare yourself to another, for this is a futile effort and will produce no godly fruit. Be re-established on your firm foundation of faith in Christ, the Rock. Even though shaking is a reality and will test the strength of your resolve, you will be able to withstand the storm and be stronger for it. That which can be shaken needs to be shaken and released, and then you will be able to strengthen that which remains.

 

May 3, 2002: This is a time of radical improvement. Take that next giant step; make the quantum leap that will position you for My great blessings and growth in the Spirit. Leave behind all that has hindered and interrupted your progress. Settle accounts and start with a clean slate. Let go of all that has anchored your soul to the past. Recognize those places and events that opened the door for a spirit of fear and dread to paralyze your efforts. Break out of the bondage that has encased and immobilized you. I, Myself will cause a great metamorphosis to take place in your life, which will bring great freedom and strength if you are only willing to break out of old mindsets and move in synchronized effort with My will for your life.

 

May 2, 2002: The enemy is going to push your buttons to cause you to be frantic in trying to achieve that which you have set out to do and have not been able to accomplish. He will drive you to the brink of disaster and cause you to lose focus. Refuse to allow the devil to steal your peace and joy in the midst of your quest. Stop and think for a moment. Have I called you to do what you're doing? Have I enabled you to complete these tasks? Then, move through these assignments with confidence and clarity. Do not get in a stew about what is left undone. Take one step at a time. This is no time to get overwhelmed. Stay calm.

 

May 1, 2002: Be still and know that I am God. Rise up out of the noise and confusion of your own soul into the Spirit. Release all that has brought turmoil into your life. Are you not like Martha, worried and troubled about many things? Make the effort and take the steps to cast all your burdens on Me, for I am well able to bring you through this time that threatens you with disaster and chaos. This is a time to examine yourself to see if you are in faith. Do you really believe in My power to extricate you? Lift up your eyes; look to Me, for I alone am able to bring you through the Valley of Achor (trouble) and disencumber you. Your efforts to free yourself apart from My power and My leading will not bear fruit. Listen closely with your heart to My leading, for I will show you the way out of this current dilemma.

 

April 30, 2002: You will be presented with issues of the heart in clear definition. I am going to give you numerous and varied opportunities to know your own heart and to examine your desires and passions. Let this unveiling come without resistance, for you must understand the seat of your soul before your can make solid choices about My kingdom. I will reward and elevate the heart that is wholly yielded to Me and My purposes, and I will bring upon you My consuming fire that will burn all that is offensive. For, I will wash away all filth by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning. Prepare yourselves to stand before Me without self-justification or excuse. Put all fantasy and presumption away from you. Come before Me in truth and with a willingness to be purged, for this is a vital process before you can move ahead.

 

April 29, 2002: I want to bring some perspective. In order to do so, you must look back briefly at where you've come from. Look with a heart of thanksgiving at where you have been and how I have brought you step by step to where you are now. Your journey has been fraught with challenges and laced with possibilities to either turn back and give up or to press through and reach higher ground. In the midst of the trials, I have strengthened you, and I have given you ample opportunity to grow and gain wisdom and greater spiritual insight. You have arrived at a temporary plateau. The past is behind; glean from it, but leave it there. You are about to launch out on the next leg of your journey; you will be entering unfamiliar territory, but you must not be afraid. For, just as I have been with you in the past to direct your steps, so I will be with you in the days ahead. Be sensitive to My leading; listen for My still small voice that says, "This is the way, walk in it." I am preparing you, My people, for a greater manifestation of My presence and outpouring of My Spirit, but you must go forth in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way. You will do this by making a place in your own hearts to receive more of Me. Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

 

April 26, 2002: Proverbs 4:23 "Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life." Rejection is an issue. It springs out of your emotions, and personal rejection is basically irrelevant to your position in My kingdom. You will find yourself despised and hated for My sake, but it has nothing to do with you or your personal failure. Do not lament nor grieve because you are not accepted by men. Rather, concern yourself with the eternal issues of whether or not you are accepted into My kingdom through the blood of the covenant. This is the time to deal with issues of personal rejection by forgiving those who have turned away from you or not received you. You must regain eternal perspective and know that I have created that path and made a way for you to be accepted in the Beloved. Receive that acceptance, and put aside all heartache from past rejection. Today is a new day.

 

April 25, 2002: Be still and listen for My leading. Re-evaluate your current position in various aspects of your life, and take the time to be absolutely certain that you have taken a stand according to My will and purposes. Do not deviate one iota from My perfect plan. Let My peace lead you. You will know if you have peace when you stop looking at yourself and diligently seek My face, for I will indeed keep you in perfect peace when your mind and heart are fixed on Me. Your life and circumstances will reflect My kingdom when you are yielded. This is a time of realignment when you can make necessary adjustments and course corrections. Refuse to get stuck in a position that is not My will, and do not consider your own reputation for fear of having made a mistake.

 

April 24, 2002: I speak to those who seem to be stuck in an eddy, a whirlpool that keeps sucking you down. I tell you that this is momentary. Look up and see Me, for I will take you to My bosom and carry you beyond this situation. I will lift you above the suction and the forces that draw you down and cause you to go in circles. Quiet yourself and let the voice of fear fade into the distance as you set yourself to hear My voice and yield to My leading. For, I tell you the truth, it is fear, dread and dissolution that has created this stir. Steady yourself and believe in Me. Psalm 121:1-2, "I will lift up my eyes to the hills; from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth."

 

April 23, 2002: You have been cursed with a curse of bitterness sent to defile by the power of its hatred. Yet, I say, a curse without a cause cannot accomplish what it has been sent to do. This is an attack from that old, twisted serpent, Leviathan. What I have blessed no one can curse. Forgive those who seek your destruction, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who persecute you, for you are children of light and love, called by My name. Have I not called you to overcome? Then, overcome evil with good. Refuse to be drawn into sin and degradation through retaliation. Forgiveness is the way out of the bondage of this attack. Romans 12:19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.

 

April 22, 2002: Do not worry nor be afraid, for this will work against you by killing your faith. Take time to examine your heart and re-establish yourself in the truth of My word as it applies to your situation and circumstances. This is no time to get weak knees or to allow your hands to hang down. Refuse to allow discouragement to get a stronghold, for it will paralyze you and keep you from moving ahead in My purposes. Shake yourself from the deception that has crept into your thinking; silence your flesh. Seek Me with all of your heart so that I can bring clarity. I will lead you in the path of victory, but only when you rise up out of the mire of disappointment, confusion and self-interest.

 

April 19, 2002: Be strong and focused, for the enemy's attack is vehement. This is a time to concentrate your efforts and avoid being scattered through distractions and diversions. Be on guard, for the devil wants you to take the path of least resistance, which is his way. Your temptation will be to take the easy way out of every situation, but this is not always the best way or My way. You must resist the devil and stand against all that is unholy. Consider carefully every situation that you face and every circumstance that you find yourself in. Evaluate spiritual implications by rising above emotional reactions, and sharpen your discernment so that you can see clearly both My work in you and the enemy's work against you. Rise up out of spiritual lethargy and come fully awake.

 

April 18, 2002: Watchmen, awaken! Gatekeepers, arise! The enemy is poised and ready to strike at the first sign of vulnerability and weakness. Be ready to use the sword (My word) against him, for have I not said that I would crush that twisted serpent Leviathan? He will come at you one way and flee seven ways. But, you must be ready. Do not be complacent in these days or be distracted by things that would cause you to be less than alert and aware of his whereabouts and tactics. He will rise up against you with haughty eyes and a lying tongue. He comes to shed innocent blood through a heart that devises wicked schemes. He is quick to inflict injury through accusation, and his aim is to bring division. But, have I not said that no weapon formed against you will prosper? Believe it and proclaim it!

 

April 17, 2002: Count your blessings. I desire that you come before Me with thanksgiving and praise, yet you have allowed the issues of life to dominate your heart. You have been seduced into grumbling and complaining about your circumstances and those I have placed in your life. In trying to control those who you should have blessed, you have cursed them instead. You have become self-centered and demanding, wanting them to love you and pander to your needs, yet you will not so much as lift a finger to consider their needs and minister to them. (James 4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?) This, my people, is a grave and serious offense, for you have proven your carnality. I have called you to be spiritual, not carnal. I have asked that you consider others more highly than yourself. I have asked that you lay down your life, to die to selfish desire. Today, arise from that place of death and destruction that you have created through self-interest, and set your focus and desire to seek My kingdom, to walk in purity and holiness. It is not too late to change course; judge yourself that you not be judged.

 

April 16, 2002: Hosea 8:7 "They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; it shall never produce meal. If it should produce, aliens would swallow it up. Be aware, My children, that the whirlwind that you find yourself in is not of My doing. You have sown the wind of unreality and fantasy, of vain imaginations which have not been cast down, and this is your harvest. Now is the time to awaken to spiritual reality and cease from allowing your emotions to drive you. Quiet your soul, and put down soulish desire that seeks for satisfaction apart from My kingdom. Be particularly careful not to blame someone else for your predicament, for that would only increase the strength of your bondage. Take responsibility yourself, and take steps to establish yourself once again on the truth of My word and on the solid ground of truth. It is not too late to make a course correction and get back on the narrow path.

 

April 15, 2002: Beloved, you are in a time of preparation for that which is ahead. You have been through the fires of purification, a time of testing and cleansing, for you cannot go any further until the current issues are completely dealt with. You cannot proceed until this separation process is complete. For now there is a shaking, which will bring separation between all that is good, right and light and that which is not. Then, you must strengthen that which remains internally and externally. Be alert and sharpen your discernment, for this shaking will continue until you release all that is not of Me. Let go of all that hinders your walk in the Spirit and anchors you to the flesh and the world. When this process has been accomplished I will strengthen, establish and settle you and release you to go forth in power.

 

April 13, 2002: Resist the temptation to try to control in ways that are not appropriate. You are currently feeling out of control in various areas of life, which will cause you to feel insecure and afraid. That place of insecurity will lead to responses and actions that will not serve your best interests. Stop and consider the truth of your situation. I am still God! Quiet your soul; be at peace. Trust Me to bring you through this trial. Haven't I said that I will perfect those things that concern you? But, you must release those concerns to Me. I cannot deal with the things that you will not let Me have. Take this time to sort out what you can do something about, and do it. Then, release to Me that which you have no control over. This is a faith walk, but you will find yourself strengthened at the end of the journey.

 

April 12, 2002: I keep hearing "salt covenant" in my spirit, and see in a vision a right foot with a grid imprinted on the bottom with a grain of salt planted in each square, and I hear the Lord say: Have you forgotten My covenant of salt? The covenant is to season the whole world with the good news of the Gospel of Christ. It is an everlasting covenant of eternal preservation that must be taken to the ends of the earth. You are the carriers of that message. You are My priests, for you are the sprinklers of the salt and the blood of My covenant. But, I say, many of you have become only receivers of this covenant and not carriers, for you have become self-conscious and have in essence hidden your light. You have become too wrapped up in your own finite existence, and your giftings and calling have been imprisoned by the walls of your own flesh. Today is the day to break free from all restraint and go forth doing My will. It is time to regain eternal perspective.

 

April 11, 2002: This is no time to quit. You've expended a lot of effort and pushed hard, yet there is a nagging sense that it has all been for nothing. This has been a great test of perseverance and endurance, and you have already had many opportunities to give up and go back, yet you have not done it. You are on the verge of breaking through into victory on every front. The difficulties that you have faced will not simply melt away, but you will be able to look up and see My purposes for this struggle and know that you have become stronger and more resilient. You will come to the fact that I am with you and that I will never leave you nor forsake you. This has been a test of your heart to see if you will be faithful to Me regardless of how difficult your circumstances have become. Lay down your burden. Stop obsessing about this situation and just trust Me, for I will bring you through.

 

April 10, 2002: I speak to those who have made a wrong turn. You have started down a road that will lead to destruction, and you are now beginning to awaken to the fact that you are not where you are supposed to be. You made a decision apart from My will, and you are now beginning to feel lost and alone. Now is the time to come back to the safety of My shelter where you know My presence, walk in My glory and hear My voice. Do not persist in error for the sake of your own pride and justification. Stubbornness is as the sin of witchcraft. Stop where you are, and examine the path that you have chosen. The way you have chosen is fraught with insecurity. Come back to that place in Me of peace and rest. Psalm 51:10-11 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

 

April 9, 2002: Man the fort and watch the road, the enemy has come to scatter you, My people, and to drive you out from your place of refuge and safety. He will use fear and alienation as weapons to cause you to flee from where I have placed you. Do not yield to the impulse to run or to hide. Your heart and mind will tell you that you do not belong, that you are an outcast, and that you have no value or position of merit where you are. That is not the truth. If you believe this lie, you will be driven to find a place where you will feel loved and appreciated, but I say, you must not be driven by your quest for self-satisfaction or by any self-motivation, for that will remove your heart from seeking My perfect plan and My will for your life. You must take this time to refocus. Come back to Me. Seek My face. Be reminded again that I am your First Love.

 

April 8, 2002: Be sensitive to the weapons the enemy has formed against you. Listen carefully to the accusations that come to your thoughts, for the devil wants you to crumble under the load of condemnation, which will disable you from effective service in My kingdom. Rise up and fight with the sword of the spirit, which is the truth of My Word. Do not entertain these lies as having any substance. Refute and cast down that which is erroneous; do not allow these thoughts of reproach to disable you. Refuse to succumb to the curses that have come against you. Rise up in My strength as a warrior who goes to battle; gird yourself with the armor of My Spirit, righteousness, truth, and peace. Today is the day of victory for those who will arise and go forth.

 

April 5, 2002: Watch out, Church! The enemy will divide and conquer if you do not pay attention and stand together. His tactic is to cull out those who are weak among you, isolate them, and bring them down. His chief weapon is his ability to bring disagreement and offense among the brethren. Yours, My children, is to thwart these attacks by standing in unity. Throw down your weapons and maintain unity, peace and one accord. Reconcile by settling your issues, and restoring harmony. Do not allow your attention and focus to deviate from My plans and purposes. Self-focus will weaken your position and put you in danger. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

 

April 4, 2002: Beloved, search your hearts for stumbling blocks and barriers that keep you from progressing in My kingdom. Be still and get quiet before Me, for I will show you these places that hinder your spiritual walk. I will reveal the deepest darkness of your souls if you are willing to see. Do not be afraid to see what I will reveal, for the you shall know the truth that will set you free. Get ready to be free and to rejoice in a new sense of innocence. Just as I brought you to life in the covenant of My blood, so shall I bring you to greater life with this release from condemnation. Come; let Me bring light to the darkness that still lurks in your soul. You shall be washed in the crimson tide and be whiter than the snow.

 

April 3, 2002: Go forth with a mighty roar, with the sound of war. Tear down the enemy's strongholds, break down his walls, and ravage his camp. The Lord is on your side. You are My mighty warriors. I have set you in battle array. I have trained your hands to do battle and have strengthened your arms to make war. Do not be intimidated by the devil's devices or his accusations against you. Go forth with the truth of My word, and crush the enemy under your feet. Overcome the works of the flesh by the power of My Spirit. Come out from beneath the burden of condemnation and be free. Rejoice with the sound of victory.
Jer 50:42 They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and shall not show mercy. Their voice shall roar like the sea; they shall ride on horses, set in array, like a man for the battle, against you, O daughter of Babylon.

 

April 2, 2002: I had a mini vision of a person slogging through wet concrete while holding a cluster of helium balloons, and I heard the Lord say: Beloved, I call you now to arise to new heights. Shake off the bonds of fear and deception that have kept you bound and restricted your freedom to move by My Spirit. Awaken to the truth of My word. Let the wind of My Spirit and the hope of My promises move you above the circumstances that have kept you anchored. Refuse to allow the heaviness of your own heart to keep you from the joy of My purposes and the peace of My presence.

 

April 1, 2002: This is a day of restoration and of new beginnings. I am releasing you from old bondages and places of restriction into expansion and a time of blessing. The enemy will came at you like a battering ram to oppose and stop the work that I have ordained for this time, but you are well able to withstand the attack that he brings against you. Do not be afraid. The devil is a liar and will use accusations against you in an effort to keep you from moving ahead, but he will not succeed if you are willing to stand in the face of adversity with the assurance that I will lead you in the way of safety. This is a time to keep your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open. Let me guide you through this mine field of volatile and explosive situations. Be attentive to My directives.

 

 

March 29, 2002: No compromise! I say, there is no room for compromise in your life. Take the sharp knife of My Word and circumcise your hearts. Cut off all flesh. Refuse to be drawn away by the desires of your flesh, for surely you shall become as the Pharisees, white-washed tombs full of dead-men's bones. Now is the time to arise from the flesh pots of worldly pursuit and seek Me with a whole heart. I speak to those who justify carnality by applying a christian label to that which is ungodly. Awaken, you who sleep; arise, you who slumber. Shake yourselves from fog of deception, for you have been given the mind of Christ. Walk in the light of My truth. Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.

 

March 28, 2002: Be strong. I speak to you who have been in a time of testing, which has seemed almost beyond your ability to cope. You have been in a season of correction, and you must be brought back on course, for the path is indeed straight and narrow. To get off course can mean certain death. But, in My mercy I have brought you through the fires of purification knowing that it was not a pleasant journey nor one you would have chosen for yourself, yet necessary for your own preservation. Now is the time to take stock of where you are and stabilize. Let Me heal that which has become weakened in your body, soul and spirit. Hebrews 12:11-13 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 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.

 

March 27, 2002: Arise, My children. Take to the air. Mount up with wings like eagles. Rise up in the spirit and get a better view of what is happening to you. You need to get high enough so that you can look down with objectivity on your circumstances and situation. Separate yourself from the fear that paralyzes you and the enemy's attack that binds you. One thing is certain, and that is change, but you must not be afraid. I have prepared you for the days ahead and for the departure from what has felt comfortable in the past. Do not stand in trembled silence nor refuse to take the next step. Yes, it will be a leap of faith, but you are people of faith. Moving in the realm of faith for you should be like moving through water for a swimmer. Faith is the substance that will buoy you up and propel you towards your destiny.

 

March 26, 2002: You have been in a time of preparation, which is now coming to maturity and completion. Because you have put Me first in your life you have become My signet ring, for I have made a covenant with you. You will go forth and do business in My name, and the realm of My Spirit will become real and substantial in every way. You are coming to the end of yourself and your own works, and what I ask you to do will be done in a state of rest and peace, for this is not your work but Mine. You are a willing and yielded vessel for My purposes, and I can send you in confidence that you will do only what I ask, no more and no less, because you have left your own agenda and have put your personal motives, desires and intentions to rest. Watch and be amazed as I increase and double the level of your anointing, which is necessary to accomplish My purposes. I will strengthen and establish you in perfect order and provide materially for every need. You are entering a time of favor and blessings, revelation and clarity. The work that I perform through you will be many faceted as My light shines through you unhindered. I will cause you to be uncompromising as you raise the standard of My incorruptible kingdom. Move by My grace with assurance to accomplish every goal, for I say to you absolutely that victory is assured.

 

March 25, 2002: There is a place of increased anointing and greater glory that you have not yet seen, but it is not something that will be brought to you; it is a position of heightened spiritual awareness that you are moving towards. Haven't I said that if you will wait upon the Lord you shall renew your strength and mount up with wings like eagles? The mounting up is rising up in Spirit to come into My presence from which My glory emanates. Rise up, My chosen. Come into My presence. I desire to manifest through My people. Cast off all that anchors you to the world and to the flesh, and ascend. Move above and beyond your own self interests, and truly seek My face, for I will indeed be found.

 

March 22, 2002: Keep your head clear. Do not be drawn off course by things that would cloud your thinking or your vision. The enemy would love to get you seduced off into flesh activities and talk you into taking a vacation from your walk in the Spirit. Do not yield to his temptations. This will be a very strong but subtle attack. Refuse to entertain discontentment in any form, and set a watch for condemnation and a sense of failure that would cause you to let down your guard and just give up. Your relationship with Me is not in what you do for Me but in what I have done to make it possible. I have begun a good work in you, and I will bring it to maturity. Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

 

March 21, 2002: I bless you! I bless the work of your hands, for you have been willing to step out to do what I have called you to do. You have been faithful and obedient to do what I have spoken to your heart despite the odds you have had to face in carrying out My plans. You have stood when others would have crumbled and have come to know personally that My strength is made perfect in your weakness. You have been willing to give up your own reputation and honor for the sake of the establishment of My kingdom purposes. You have been available to shout from the housetops what I have whispered in your spirit. Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in the small things, and I will give you responsibility and authority over much. Today, I pronounce a great blessing upon you.

 

March 20, 2002: Stand still. When you find yourself in a tight spot, don't strive and contend. Don't panic or try to wiggle your way out of these difficult situations. Stay calm and maintain peace of mind. Keep your focus on Me. I have not brought you this far to leave you alone and without help. I am your very present help in times of trouble. All of your clever thoughts and great ideas will yield no fruit. I alone will extricate you. Put your trust in Me. Are My ears deaf to your cries for help? Am I blind to your circumstances? Is My arm to short to save you? I say, no, no, no; I have heard and seen, and I will deliver you. Calm yourself and wait for My intervention, for I am your rescuer.

 

March 19, 2002: The enemy has loosed a spirit of intimidation against you, My people. It will do its best to silence you and keep you bound by inferiority. But, I say, it will have no place to work if you know who you are in Me. Refuse to allow insecurity to have a voice, and give fear no ground for seed. You are My chosen vessels. You are unique in application and specific in operation. You cannot look at others and still fulfill your purposes. You must look to Me and attune your heart to hear My leading, for I will direct your steps and use you where I please. Do not use others as a measuring stick for yourselves. Those who compare themselves among themselves are not wise. Be wise!

 

March 18, 2002: You, beloved, are My temple, a place of My habitation, but many of you lie in ruins. You are one place in the wall, and your life is in shambles. There is great disorder and confusion because the enemy has battered and bullied you until your life has been breached. Today is the day that you must begin to rebuild what the devil has broken down and violated. First, you must remove the rubble of past hurts and offenses. Begin again to speak words of life and truth. Re-establish yourself in hope and faith. Rise up in My strength and build up what has been worn out and debilitated. Bring all that has been laid waste, damaged and wrecked to Me as the raw materials in this renovation, and I will transform them and restore your life and vigor in the Spirit.

 

March 15, 2002: Take a break. Stop what you are doing and look up. Look out to see where you are headed. Where are you going? Push yourself to the conclusion of the path that you are on, and then decide for yourself if you are on the right path and headed in the right direction. Consider the decisions you have made and are making. Are these decisions the result of My leading, or are they of your own desires and intentions? Beloved, I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health. But, you must move ahead according to My will in order to walk in divine health and provision. Get in the flow of My blessing through obedience to My word and My plan for your life. Yield to the moving of My Spirit.

 

March 14, 2002: Before you can move ahead and make any significant progress, you must settle accounts. You need to pay what you owe as much as possible. I am speaking spiritually, but also physically and financially. Be a person of your word. Fulfill the promises you've made. Tie up loose ends, and be diligent to establish and maintain integrity. I have called you to order in every area of your life. This is not solely for your benefit, but is necessary for the progression of My kingdom purposes in, around, and through you. Take these steps so that I can settle you and establish you according to My perfect plan.

 

March 13, 2002: Watch out! The seducer has come to lead you into prison. I speak of a prison made without hands, a prison of your own making and choosing. The seduction will cause you to make choices with long-term consequences, which will bring you into bondage and restrict your freedom. This seduction will blind you to the truth of your situation and move you by fantasy into various things that are apart from My will. Beware of spending money you don't have and borrowing what you cannot pay back. Beware of new relationships formed to ease the pain of loneliness that will only bring more heartache than joy. Refuse to reach beyond My sphere of influence to try to gain or achieve anything apart from My leading. Awaken! Rise above the motivation of the flesh, and come into spiritual reality. Wait, for I will bring you through this time with grace.

 

March 12, 2002: Beloved, neither look to the right nor to the left. I have called you to higher ground, and getting there will take your total concentration. This is no time to be distracted from the path that will take you to your destination. Refuse to allow the flap and flurry around you to lead you off into diversions that will only create confusion and dissipation. Stay focused on the tasks at hand, and take one step at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. Move ahead with clarity and purpose as you discern the importance of your current position in the overall scheme of things, yet keeping your goal in mind. Have a spirit of excellence.

 

March 11, 2002: My children, you must not grieve for those who have turned back from following the narrow path that leads to life, for in so doing you could find yourself in agreement with their rebellion against Me and My word. You cannot force others to love Me or keep My commands or to be righteous, for that would violate their freedom to choose. If they turn back, they turn back. I say, follow Me. Don't look back or turn back yourself. You are My disciples; you are under the discipline of truth, and I have called you to make other disciples. But, if they are offended because of My word and turn back, you must let them go. John 6:66-68 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?" But Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

 

March 8, 2002: Rise up and be still. Look through eyes of discernment at the spiritual terrain before you. To the natural eye it looks the same as it always did. Nothing seems to have changed. In fact, you find yourself discontent and almost lulled to sleep by the monotony of your view and routine. But, today I want you to stop and really look past your own senses to see the what is happening in the spirit realm. You have become near-sighted, for you can only see what effects you and your circumstances in your immediate environment. Look now at the very careful and measured steps I have caused you to take. I have not brought you this way for nothing. You have been in a time of preparation for what is ahead. Sharpen your vision. Be responsive to even the slightest impressions and perceptions. There is much to see if you will look through the eyes of the Spirit.

 

March 7, 2002: Quiet your soul, and take stock of where you are. Do not be afraid to see your situation for what it really is. Be determined not to give fantasy any ground. The enemy would have you see through his eyes and will present your circumstances with his filters in place. Resist him, for he will have you look through a veil of deception. If you look at your circumstances through your own desires, then your flesh will lead you. If you will look at what is real with clarity, then I will speak clearly to your heart. I will direct your steps and show you the way in which you must go. Look through My eyes to see spiritual reality.

 

March 6, 2002: You, beloved, have been sowing seeds that will grow up and produce a harvest. These seeds have been the words of your mouth. The harvest will be the result of what you've planted in the ground of your own heart and in the hearts of others. Haven't I said the power of death and life is in the tongue? Examine your field to see what you've planted. Have you spoken words of doubt, unbelief, despair, discouragement, hatred, division, strive, contention, judgment and criticism? Or, have you sown seeds of faith, hope, courage, love, joy, peace, unity and one accord? The harvest is coming forth; it is inevitable. Today is a new day; sow with love. Plant with vision and purpose, taking great care with your seed. Galatians 6:7-8, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life."

 

March 5, 2002: I speak to those who have been in the valley of trouble, the valley of weeping; it has seemed that the monotony of this place would never end. You have nearly lost hope of ever coming through and of things changing. Look up, My child. There is an end to this struggle. I am your door of hope. Look up. Seek to find your place in Me. Forgive those who have been a trouble to you. Forgive yourself for your weakness and failure in this time of testing. Release yourself from all that holds you and break the shackles that bind you. Rise up as an eagle that would lift himself from the desert floor, and soar above your circumstances. Only believe My willingness and ability to extricate you. Trust Me.

 

March 4, 2002: Refuse to be discouraged. You still want to believe that there are things you should be able to do by the power of the flesh that will be valuable in My kingdom. But, I tell you, nothing good dwells in your flesh. You cannot perform the work of the Spirit by the flesh. This is a position of pride and self-righteousness. Give it up! Your position is only to yield to the work that I will do in and through you. Everything else is futile. Your own plans and desires are infinitesimal compared to what I have in store for My people.

 

March 3, 2002: I hear the Lord speaking to those of us who have been blown by the wind, thrashed by the wind, made ragged by the wind of the enemy, the winds of adversity. He says, I am going to settle you and establish you so that you are no longer torn and tossed. Again, the key words are "settle" and "establish". I will both settle and establish you in My purposes and in My kingdom.

 

March 1, 2002: Beloved, you are coming to a crossroads where you can either take Christianity as you always have, or you can take a turn into new territory. This new region will look similar in many ways to where you have been, but there are surprises ahead. You will have more discernment and will be able to see through the schemes of the enemy without effort. You will move in greater wisdom and revelation of My kingdom and have more strength and stamina to do the work I have called you to do. Everything will take on clarity and brightness and an intensity that you have not experienced before. But this road will require your complete dedication and total consecration. This road has many challenges and will demand concentration, but it will also produce great rewards. This step is your choice.

 

February 28, 2002: Stretch forth your hand! I speak to those who have a withered hand. It has withered as a result of a lack of vitality. You have become inactive in your work in My kingdom because of past disappointments. For I see you who gathered up your courage to do a work that you thought I had sanctioned only to get slapped on the hand for your efforts. I tell you that even though your last attempt was met with resistance, you must not give up. The problem was that you reached out with yourself in mind instead of Me. Your focus was on you instead of Me, and now your focus is on your hand. Stretch forth your hand, and let me bring healing. And then, I say, open your ears to hear My voice, for I will send you forth to do My work, and it will only bring glory to Me, and it will not be your good idea; it will be My will.

 

February 27, 2002: Refuse the temptation to fall into oppression. The enemy desires to steal your strength and your ability to move ahead. He is trying to snuff out the flame of desire for Me and bring you down to the depths of hopelessness and defeat. Be diligent to expose the lies that he has whispered in your ear to bring discouragement and disappointment. Rise up, and stand on the truth of My word. I have given you power to trample over all the works of the enemy, and today is the day to break every curse and assignment the devil has sent against you. You are not a victim of his schemes and plans. You are victorious over every weapon he has formed against you. Sound the battlecry. Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.

 

February 26, 2002: Beloved, I desire that you stay in a safe zone. Be alert, and watch for seductions that would draw you away from where I have planted you and from what I have given you to do. A seducing spirit will lure you through boredom into places and things that are not suitable. Refuse to allow your feelings to be in control of your actions. Rather, be rational and pragmatic in your choices. Many of you have a false concept about that which is supernatural, believing that it doesn't follow order or have to make sense. This idea can draw you out into the absurd. The way out of absurdity is to keep your emotions in check and to keep your thoughts anchored to spiritual reality. I say, rise up into the realm of the Spirit, be led by the Spirit, walk in the Spirit , and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

 

February 25, 2002: I see those who are weary. You have continued to try to press through and yet there seems to be no real progress at all. And, today, you just feel like sitting down and giving it a rest. But remember My word, "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." (Galatians 6:9) Don't lose heart. You need to be refreshed. You need to take time to come into My presence for renewal, restoration and refueling. Your vision has grown dim because it has been obliterated by your being worn down. The enemy has done his best to make you feel overwhelmed and unable to do what you started. But, I say, you are able to do what I called you to do. You can't do it on your own, but I will do these things through you as you yield to Me. Cast your cares on Me, and let Me have your burden. Don't give up.

 

February 22, 2002: You have been set aside for this time, called and anointed to do the work of the kingdom in this hour. You have been waiting to be released into this Day, and your wait is nearly over. You have been in a time of preparation and training, but now I am calling you out of the reserves into active duty. Do not be afraid, for you are completely able and ready to do the job. You have been brought to this place of spiritual maturity that is absolutely necessary to the task ahead of you. There is a new level of efficiency that you are about to be released into where you can get twice as much accomplished with half the effort. Rejoice in this time, for this will be supernatural and anything but mundane.

 

February 21, 2002: Prepare to come awake, for I am revealing things to you that have been obscured and hidden from your eyes. You have been blinded to many aspects of your life that must now come to light before you can progress. This is no time to hide your head in the sand like the ostrich, but it is time to face the facts and the truth about these things so that you can move to higher spiritual ground. You must also be on alert that the enemy desires to paralyze you with guilt and condemnation, but his tactics will only have power if you see through the eyes of flesh. Instead, rejoice in the spirit for this time of revelation is vital to your being established in kingdom position. Leave the past behind; recognize it for what it is and press on. This is the day of triumph!

 

February 20, 2002: Draw close to Me. Distractions will cause you to drift so that you lose focus and concentration on My kingdom. You are not your own, and you do not belong to the world. You are a vital part of the temple made without hands. You are one of the living stones that make up My dwelling place, a safe habitation, which the powers of darkness cannot touch. Take your position in this secret place of the Most High. Release those things that create confusion and cause you to worry, for they are not part of My kingdom. Give yourself completely to My purposes, for I will lead you in the paths of righteousness. I will make a way spiritually where there seems to be no way naturally. Trust Me.

 

February 19, 2002: You are not alone, though you feel isolated, rejected and inadequate at times. Know that I am with you to guide you and direct you. I am with you to comfort you. Do not look to mankind to meet your needs or to ease your pain and grief or to bring consolation, for natural means will only bring temporary support while My comfort is from everlasting to everlasting. I will lift you up, and I will renew and restore you. Your refreshment will come from My presence alone. Release yourself from the fantasy that someone or something will make you happy, for I am your source of joy. Everyone and everything pales in the light of My true joy and My love for you, for I am the source of life, which is the essence of your desire.

 

February 18, 2002: Beloved, I call you to higher spiritual ground. This is holy ground, pure and undefiled. I summon you to the mountain top where you can see clearly, unhindered by the desires of your own soul. Arise and come forth, My companion, My Bride. Prepare yourself, for you shall be spotless, untouched by the contamination of the world, washed clean and untainted by the idolatry that you once embraced. I say to you, come out and be separated to Me alone. Leave behind all that has kept you in bondage to worldly and fleshly passion. Give yourself completely to Me.

 

February 15, 2002: I am exposing the works of darkness, the deeds done in secret, and the hidden motives of your heart. It will be of great benefit to you to admit error quickly and yield to the light. To stubbornly cling to the darkness in your soul will result in chains of bondage and delusion. You must relinquish all fantasy that creates a double-minded position and plunges you into the shadows of ambiguity. These are the days of separation, light from dark, truth from error. Let your yes be yes and your no be no, for the season of obscurity is ending, and you cannot progress further until issues of uncertainty are resolved. Seek Me for wisdom, and I will bring clarity to your heart and direct your steps.

 

February 14, 2002: Terrorism is an act of Satan to keep you paralyzed with fear. You already know that you will hear of wars and rumors of wars and reports of evil on every side, but I have not given you a spirit of fear. You are My people, called by My name, and I have called you into safe habitations. Fear brings torment and insanity, but you are people of purpose and strength. You are a chosen generation, raised up to fight the good fight of faith, not to run and hide in fear of the enemy. You are My warriors; I have taught your fingers to war, and I have given you a heart to win. Have you forgotten who you are? You are a people who will trust Me and be obedient to My directives. Maintain integrity and go forth with assurance of complete victory.

 

February 13, 2002: Yo, gatekeepers! Have you fallen asleep? Have you forgotten that you are to watch, observe and report? I speak to many who think their warnings are unheeded and their voices are not heard. I haven't called you to establish a pattern according to the results of what you do or the consequences of your obedience to Me; I have simply called you to be obedient. Now is the time to rise up from that place of discouragement, for the enemy has taunted you with accusations that you are ineffective, and he has shut your mouth. Refuse to be silenced. Press through the accusations, which have caused you to walk in the shadows. Come into the full light of truth, into perfect discernment, and report what you see.

 

February 12, 2002: Come into My rest. I speak to those who have your heels dug in, those who are bent on doing your own thing and having it your way. Let go! My way is better. You have been striving so hard to make your own plan work, but it isn't going to. Why not try it My way? I can guarantee you that My plan is for your absolute best. I can see the end from the beginning. I know the pitfalls and the traps that are laid for you. I see the disappointment and frustration ahead of you if you persist on this path. Let go of these destructive mindsets. Release yourself from worry. Let the wind of My Spirit carry you along, for certainly I will not carry you to destruction. I will keep you in absolute safety and freedom.

 

February 11, 2002: You have moved into a new season spiritually. Times have changed, and things will never be the same. This is no time to draw back or get lulled into complacency. I am looking for a cutting-edge people who will push ahead and advance to new frontiers. Your flesh will desire old places of comfort and will resist pressing forward. But, I tell you, you cannot stay where you are regardless of whether you cooperate with the move of My Spirit or not. Resistance will only create resentment when things around you continue to change while you try to remain static. Do not be afraid, for I will be your high tower and mighty fortress. Hide in Me. Find your safety in Me, for I will not leave you or forsake you; I will not disappoint you.

 

February 8, 2002: I want to bring you higher and loose you into the rays of My glory. I want to walk with you in the garden in the cool of the day. I want to commune with you face to face, heart to heart, Spirit to spirit. It is My fervent desire that we become one. Lay down all that hinders our sweet communion together. Put aside all distractions and self-consciousness. Press through the darkness of the lies of the enemy, and step into the full light of My presence and the truth of My purposes. Refuse to be satisfied with eating of the tree of good and evil. Come partake of the tree of life, for it represents the cross where death has no sting and the grave has no victory. Come into resurrection life by My Spirit where you lose your own carnal life in order to gain life in the Spirit. Come! Let us have communion.

 

February 7, 2002: These are days of confrontation when I would have you come face to face with that which has separated you from Me. This is a time when you must deal with all that has kept you bound and distracted from seeing My face and hearing My voice. Not only have these things kept you bound, but they have blinded your eyes from seeing truth and knowing My will. You have become nearsighted, only seeing those things that have demanded your immediate attention. Lift up your eyes; see and perceive what I have called you to. I want you to remember from where you have fallen and come back to that place of being solid in My kingdom. Rise up out of this pit of despair and place of destruction, and take your kingdom position.

 

February 6, 2002: I speak to you, children, who are feeling bored and stifled. You are being seduced by a fantasy. But, I tell you, if you take matters into your own hands and go ahead without My leading and blessing, you will be out from under My protection. You will find no success in whatever you do without My direction. I am calling you, My people, to a high place of hearing My voice and knowing My will even in the small things. I require your complete obedience if we are going to work together. There will be no satisfaction in doing your own thing apart from My express purposes, and you will regret the time, energy, and resources that you put forth. Your times of refreshing will come from being in My presence and fulfilling My plans for your life. Psalm 127:1 "Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain."

 

February 5, 2002: Watch out for the little fires of division among you. The enemy has come to bring offense as a method of distraction, and you must be alert to the fiery darts that bring accusation in your own heart against another. Refuse to allow these thoughts of rejection to fester, for these will cause increased irritation and bitterness to your own soul, thus causing deterioration to your faithfulness and spiritual stamina. Remove these darts of sarcasm by forgiving those who have been an aggravation. You have prayed for My glory to manifest, but if this strange fire persists, you will never see My fire fall. Be obedient to love your neighbor as yourself.

 

February 4, 2002: I am bringing light to misunderstandings. You have allowed an offense to rise up because you have moved in the realm of misunderstanding. How did this happen? Your flesh has made you dull of hearing, and you have regarded your own feelings and risen up in defense. My people, I am training you to be an army, yet you are still pampering your flesh and wanting your own way instead of submitting to My authority and yielding to My purposes. Rise up out of that place of stubbornness and self-consideration, and move by the power of My Spirit. Your vision and discernment will only be sharpened as you press through your carnal nature. Until then, we cannot speak Spirit to spirit because you are still allowing your soul to rule. This, beloved is idolatry.

 

February 1, 2002: I am calling you, My people, to discipline. A true disciple is one brought under discipline. These are times in which it is a dangerous thing to allow your flesh free rein. You are being trained by your circumstances to learn self-control. It is important that you understand that control is obtained by obedience and order, so that every thought is brought to subjection to the Truth. This is an opportune time when you will be brought into correction and perfection if you will cooperate with My work in you. There is great danger in allowing the devil to have an inroad through your lack of control. Rise to the occasion and give the enemy no place and no power.

January 31, 2002: You must not be disappointed or afraid because things aren't working out the way you expected them to. Simply trust Me. I see your need, but you have also been faithful in the small things, and the faith that you have exercised will produce results. Be patient, for even if it seems like you are taking the long way around to reach your destination, you will arrive. Don't lose hope along the way. Keep moving ahead expectantly, and be diligent to do what is directly in front of you. Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

 

January 30, 2002: Beloved, you have been in an ecliptic shadow where you have not been able to see Me clearly. You have had to walk by faith, believing and knowing I was there. You have had to walk by faith and not by sight. This has given you the chance to be strengthened spiritually and to develop insight and discernment because My presence has been obscured by dark circumstances. You have been living in a surreal atmosphere where nothing seems familiar or stable. Yet, there is a purpose in this transiting phase. I am encouraging you to develop spiritual senses that you have have not used. I am calling you to step beyond the limitations of your comfort zone. This is a stretch. Yet, you can either move forward into new and unknown spiritual territory, or you will be afraid and allow the flesh to rule. Push through this present darkness, and you will encounter greater light than you ever thought possible.

 

January 29, 2002: I saw in my spirit a clock ticking, and the Lord said: Discern the times; these are the best of times and the worst of times. These are the early morning hours of the Third Day, the end of time. These are the times of great blessing and of severe judgment, times of rejoicing and times of trouble. And, though Satan thinks he can change the times and seasons, they are in My hand alone. Wisdom and knowledge will be your stability in these times. The times of refreshing shall come from being in My presence. My people, use what time you have to be diligent in making your calling and election sure. For indeed, I have called you and chosen you for such a time as this. Abide in Me.

 

January 28, 2002: Be still and listen carefully. You must lay aside every burden that is weighing you down. Release your concerns to Me, and clear your soul of the clutter of worry and confusion. Bring every thought captive. I am releasing and revealing My plans and promises to you. I am about to lead you out of this corridor of transition into your next place of productivity. This is the end of a period of reflection and of bringing the various aspects of your life into order. It is My desire that you move with the flow of My Spirit so that you are never out of sync. For those who have been out of step, this is the time for you to be synchronized with My action and operations, but this will only happen in the spirit as you rise above the works of the flesh, quiet your soul and be attentive to My leading and direction.

 

January 25, 2002: You have been in a valley of uncertainty, and your goals seem to be ambiguous and obscure. You have been evaluating your circumstances and weighing the facts. Now it is time for you to come to the truth. Your decisions cannot be based on the facts of your natural life; they must be based on spiritual truth. Haven't I said that if you lack wisdom all you have to do is ask? Ask without doubting. Put away double-mindedness and seek My wisdom, for I will pour it out liberally upon you. Let Me reveal My heart to you. Then you will have the mind of Christ. I say, go forth in the assurance that I will indeed lead and guide you. I will direct your steps and go before you to make the crooked places straight.

 

January 24, 2002: I saw a mini vision of a scarecrow in a garden, and the Lord says, some of you have put up a facade to try to keep the enemy away from you. This amounts to nothing more than superstition and equates to whistling a happy tune when you feel afraid. My people, it is time to rise up in the authority that I have given you to trample the enemy underfoot. I have given you power through the blood of My covenant to fight the good fight and gain victory over the powers of darkness. Do not be afraid. You must stand against spirits of intimidation and fear. The devil is a liar. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

 

January 23, 2002: I love you with an everlasting love, a love that cannot fail and will not fade. You are precious in My sight, My people, and a sign and a wonder on the earth, for you are My temple, My place of habitation where My glory is poured out. There is much work to do in this hour, but you must have no other gods before Me. You must cleanse the temple of all idols and remove all that offends Me. I am calling you into a closeness and more intimacy than you have known as a child of the King. I am calling you to greater authority in My kingdom, which requires dedication and integrity. I see those of you who once had a burning love in your heart for Me, but you have grown complacent and have become lukewarm. Today is the day to stir the cooling embers and cause these coals to become a roaring flame. The love that you once had for Me has become a dim memory, but now is the time for that love to be a living reality again.

 

January 22, 2002: I am ready to pour out My glory and anointing in a greater measure than you have experienced. I want to manifest Myself among My people and walk among your sacrifice. I cannot do that until you present yourselves a living sacrifice unto Me. I call for total dedication and consecration. But, this cannot happen as long as you are offended with one another. I want to heal your wounds of rejection and resentment, for I have come indeed to bind up the broken hearted. Give Me your wounded heart and your ravaged soul, and let Me bring healing and restoration. Forgive those who have hurt you, and bring down the walls of protection that have isolated you from them and Me. I am your place of healing, restoration and protection. Come to Me.

 

January 21, 2002: So, you expected breakthrough by now, and your expectations have not been met. I say to you, do not be weary in well-doing, for you will reap in due season if you do not faint. Refuse to give in to discouragement and weakness. Rise up in strength so that you can be victorious in the midst of this trouble. This is not a new place of testing for you. You have already been this way, and these old feelings are quite familiar to you. You have a unique opportunity now to see these tests for what they are and give no place to the stubbornness and insistence of your soul to have its way instead of choosing the way of the Spirit. Look at the root of this problem in yourself and bring to light in honesty of heart the fears and selfishness that have ruled your heart for so long. This is the season of breakthrough, but you must be willing to be completely honest with yourself, others and Me.

 

January 18, 2002: Beloved, this is a time of conclusion when you can bring closure to those things that have required and demanded your attention and effort. I have opened great and effective doors before you, but the things that still need to be concluded will be like an anchor, which will hold and restrain you until they are resolved. It is time to release and forgive, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching for what is ahead of you. For some it will be like straining to be free from quicksand that keeps sucking you down into stagnation. Make the supreme effort to finalize all that will keep you from moving ahead.

 

January 17, 2002: Have you heard the sound of the trumpet blast? Do you hear the cry for war? Rise up, warriors, run to the battle, for the time of victory is at hand. I will not send you into the fray without a promise. Behold, I will cause your vision to be like that of an eagle, and your hearing will equal the tiger's. I will give you the courage of a lion, and you will go forth with a mighty roar. Strengthen your resolve, for it is time to even the score. This is no time to retreat in fear and defeat, for I will cause you to overcome all the powers of darkness and the work of the enemy, and you will triumph and praise the name of the Lord.

 

January 16, 2002: I am the Lord of the Morning, the Light of a New Day. Let the light of My hope permeate your being as you rise up out of the darkness of past disappointments and failure. Leave the darkness behind and make the transition into light and life. Seek Me early; ask for wisdom, for surely I will pour out abundantly. I will show you the way to vitality and victory. I will lead you in the way of prosperity and blessing. You are My people, and I am your God. I will not forsake you nor leave you in desperation or destitution. Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

 

January 15, 2002: I speak to those who are in a time of instability. There seems to be no solid ground on which to stand. You have been reeling to and fro like a sailor on a storm-tossed ship. But, today I speak to that storm and command peace, if you will receive it. I am the solid Rock on which you stand. However, you must put away all double-mindedness and trust Me completely. Refuse to be drawn into fear by your situation and circumstances. Bring your thoughts and emotions under the authority and power of My will and purposes; do not allow your soul to rule. Rather come under the subjection of My Spirit and live. I speak to you of springing forth into new life with hope and great expectation. This time of testing does have an end in sight.

 

January 14, 2002: I am causing doors to open ahead of you, for I am bringing opportunities to bring glory to My kingdom. Open your spiritual eyes again, you who have been blinded by hopelessness. Come out of the darkness of despair, for though you have been in a valley of trouble, it shall become a door of hope. You have been tried and tested almost beyond your endurance, but I tell you that today is a new day; today is the day of salvation when you must rise up and press through the darkness to new hope. Begin again with what you know is truth. Leave the past behind with all its disappointments and failures. Re-establish yourself in vision, for I do indeed have a plan and a purpose for you. Hebrews 12:12-13 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

 

January 11, 2002: Beloved, I call you Martha today, for you have been distracted with many things. My desire is that you would lay aside the cares of the world and come to quietly sit with Me while I speak words of life to your heart. You have become so accustomed to running here and there, busying yourself with things that have no value but that drain your vitality. Come and let Me restore health to your flesh and healing to your bones; let My virtue flow through every part of your being. Cast off your worries and fears, and come in confidence, for I will touch you and cause you to rise up in strength. 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.

 

January 10, 2002: How can I bless you when you are double-minded? How can you be brought to unity with Me when your heart is divided? Haven't I said that the double-minded man receives nothing and that he is unstable in all his ways? I say to you that you cannot drink of the cup of the Lord and of the cup of demons. Settle these issues today. You cannot abide in life and peace and at the same time entertain death and destruction. Choose today who you will serve; if you choose Me then make the choice whole heartedly and leave that which is contrary to that position behind.

 

January 9, 2002: I call you, My people, to greater discernment with clear vision and sharp focus. The reason you are seeing "through a glass darkly" is because you aren't seeing Me face to face. Your vision is impaired because you are looking through the veil of your own flesh. What you see is filtered by your own will and desires, circumstances, situations, prejudice and fears. You cannot see clearly until you rise up in the Spirit and perceive with the mind of Christ. Walk out of the valley of the dark night of your own souls, and enter into the valley of vision where I will show you great and wondrous things glorious to behold.

 

January 8, 2002: Haven't I said that those who wait upon Me shall renew their strength and mount up on wings as eagles? I speak to those who need your strength renewed, and I remind you to come to the place where you can be renewed and strengthened. Come into My presence and draw new life into yourself. Refuse to abide in a place of weakness, wasting and destruction. Come and drink of the water of the river of life freely. Believe My word and draw life into yourself. There is nothing except unbelief that can keep you in a place debilitation against your will. I have given you the power and authority to rise up. You cannot depend on others to bring you up; this is yours to do alone. Come!

 

January 7, 2002: Dear ones, you have allowed your thoughts to be scattered like chaff in the wind. The enemy has come to bring confusion and doubt about many things as a distraction from your intentions in My kingdom. Resist the devil, and he will flee. Come back to that place where you were launched into purpose, and sort out and separate truth from lies. Yes, change is coming, but it can and must be orderly. Resist the temptation to yield to the whirlwind, for nothing fruitful comes out of chaos. Walk by faith and trust Me to guide your every step. I will direct you and protect you even from yourself if your heart is truly yielded to Me.

 

January 4, 2002: Quiet your soul, beloved, and do not fear. Only I can change the times and the seasons, and I have chosen this season for you to come into a fullness and maturity that you have not known. I have allowed these circumstances and situations to arise not for your destruction but for your benefit. I know this time is difficult for you, but it will yield the fruit of righteousness and perseverance. Trust Me, for surely I will bring you through this test, and you will find your soul having become faithful and resolute, which is something that I am working in you by this trial. Stand strong.

 

January 3, 2002: Pay attention! I have given you power over all the works of the enemy, and I call you today to rise up and take authority over the powers of darkness that have come to bring destruction. Refuse to succumb to self-pity and weakness. Haven't I said that I will cause you to always triumph? Do not believe the lies of the enemy that victimize you. Take your stand. Do not be afraid, for I am with you to bring you through even the most difficult of situations. Be strong. Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

 

January 2, 2002: Rise up, Church! Many of you have been in a spiritual gopher hole in hibernation. It is time to awaken from your spiritual slumber and get your head above ground, out of the earth, so you can see Me again. Rejection,criticism, and the judgments and opinions of others have forced you into hiding. You have withdrawn for self-protection. Haven't I said that you must rejoice in the midst of persecution? Why then are you retreating and hiding out? Come forth in boldness and confidence in My kingdom. You are warriors of the morning, and I am calling you forth to stand and fight against the powers of darkness that have pressed you into retreat. You are not victims; you are victors by the power of My blood.

 

January 1, 2002: Beloved, I say, follow Me. I have gone before you to make crooked places straight. I have a plan and a purpose for you to fulfill in My kingdom, but you must leave behind all that obstructs your progress. Today is the day to lay down those burdens. I speak specifically of pride and offense. I am the healer of broken, wounded soldiers, but I cannot heal your wounds or mend your broken heart when you are so reluctant to let Me have them. I cannot touch what you will not give Me. Release those who have hurt you, and forgive them. You cannot untangle this mess by being in the midst of it. Rise up in the strength of My Spirit and overcome by choice. Refocus, and begin to move ahead again.

 

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