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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

 

 

December 31, 2002: I speak to the many of you who have opened the door to the enemy through entertaining discouragement, disappointment and depression. Take this moment to come back to a place of freedom, thanksgiving, and joy in My presence. The devil will do all he can to cause you to feel rejected and despised and to bring you under the burden of condemnation. Do not allow condemnation to gain a stronghold by receiving it as just and holy punishment for your failures. I tell you truthfully that it will separate you from fellowship with Me. I have not condemned you nor deemed you unworthy to come before My throne of grace. The blood of the covenant still redeems and covers you. Do not isolate yourself from Me or hide your face in shame. Come and let us have sweet communion together.

 

December 30, 2002: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. In like manner I am hovering over the chaos of your own soul to speak forth light and to separate the light from darkness. For, I am bringing a separation and clear distinction between light and dark, truth and error, right and wrong, the precious and the vile, that which is holy and that which is unholy. And, I am bringing My people forth from their wilderness experience into the promised land of My presence and abundant provision. All that is required of you is to be obedient to My word. Be sensitive to My leading and be willing to shun all that is unrighteous. Let your yes be yes and your no be no, for compromise must come to an end before you can truly prosper in My kingdom.

 

December 27, 2002: Beloved, refuse to be dumped down into self-consciousness and self-pity. What are you to do about being overwhelmed? Regain your perspective. Things are not as hopeless as they seem. You have allowed your emotions to take control, and so your tendency is to be out of control. I say, quiet your soul and be steadied by the Word of God. I am your ballast and stabilizer. Trust Me for guidance and direction, for I am with you. For every temptation that has been presented to you I have made a way of escape, and I have given you what it takes to be an overcomer. Rise up in the confidence that I will go before you and make the rough places smooth. Trust Me, and listen for My still small voice, for I will stand behind you and say, "This is the way; walk in it."

 

December 26, 2002: I am revealing your heart and exposing the darkness, for out of your heart must flow rivers of living water. That which springs forth must be pure if it is to bring life. Yet, there are dark recesses of insecurity that bring forth death-producing words of negativity and criticism. Deal now with the issues of your heart. Love covers a multitude of sins and does not expose the faults of a friend, but the enemy takes great delight when you yield to the temptation to bite and devour and slash with your teeth. You must not only guard your words, but you must guard your thoughts and refuse to allow insecurity, jealousy, and contempt to rule, for you will surely become a wolf in sheep's clothing, and this ought not be so.
John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

 

December 25, 2002: Release yourself to rise up and soar on the heights in spiritual ecstasy. Come before My face with transcendent expectation, for I will speak to you great and wonderful things. I will reveal the mysteries of My kingdom to you. I will share My heart and your destiny, but you must come. Don't let this day go by without taking time to come aside in holy communion. Come and abide in the peace of My presence.
Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

 

December 24, 2002: Listen carefully, you who have fallen into condemnation. You have locked yourself away in solitary confinement in a prison of your own making so that you will be protected and insulated from harm. This is an assignment from the spirit of fear, and will not produce a sense of peace or safety at all. Rather, you will find that you are isolated, alone, and lonely. For, you have not only cut yourself off from all that might hurt you, but you have cut yourself off from fellowship with Me. Rise up in fresh hope that I am your place of safety, your fortress and high tower. Run to Me and hide yourself in Me. I call to you to come out by forgiving those who have rejected and devalued you. Release yourself from all hurt and bitterness of heart, and do not believe the lies of the enemy that you are worthless, unworthy and a menace to society. You are precious to Me and of great value in My kingdom. Come out, and let us have sweet communion together.

 

December 23, 2002: Beloved, you have tried to hold the line of spiritual concentration, but distractions have taken their toll. You have taken to heart things that have interrupted the spiritual flow, and you cannot take fire to your bosom without being burned. Let go of all that has brought double-mindedness, and redirect the energy you have put forth in things that have taken you off course. Be energized by seeking Me with a whole heart, for I will indeed be found by you. Now is the time to re-establish yourself in your relationship with Me, for this will be the solid foundation from which you can build your future. Be strong and courageous, and go forth in the security of My presence.

 

December 20, 2002: Recover and release! Keep your heart set on recovery. You have had some minor setbacks, but now is the time that you can recover the ground that was lost. This process may seem painfully slow, but by taking one step at a time you will cover a lot of ground and go the distance -- that is if you don't get discouraged along the way and give up and sit down. Do not base your evaluations on emotional responses, but be rational and practical in your assessments. Now is the time to leave the past behind and release all disappointment and failure, for these will certainly be an anchor to your soul and will hinder your progress.

 

December 18, 2002: Take your position in the Body of Christ and be established in faith and strength, for your post is yours alone along with your responsibility to take a firm stand. You have heard the proverbial saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and this is true in the Body. Continue to strengthen your station, and rise up to your full potential in service to the kingdom. This is no time to become a victim of your circumstances or to fall back in defeat. Behold, I give you power to overcome all the work of the enemy. Exercise the authority that has been given you. Refuse to allow discouragement, loneliness, self-pity, or rejection to weaken your character. Realign your thoughts and emotions to reflect divine nature. You are an overcomer! Bring glory to the Father through thanksgiving and praise.

 

December 17, 2002: Disregard disappointment. It is nothing more than a fantasy unfulfilled. You had an expectation that did not come from the realm of reality; it was planted in your heart by a lying spirit. The lusts of your own flesh opened the door to the power of deception. Now forgive yourself for falling into a trap of deceit, and move ahead in actuality. Be content with such things as I have given you, and refuse to focus on your desires. If you will truly seek first the kingdom of God and righteousness, all that you need will be given to you. But, if you seek first to fulfill your own needs and desires, you are on your own. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

 

December 16, 2002: I speak to those who have become distracted and have fallen into apathy. You have been focusing on circumstances, problems, and issues, and you have fallen away from your First Love. Have I not given you talents and gifts and ways to glorify Me? Yet, there is no glory coming at all. Leave those things behind that have held you in this bondage, and press forward to the calling that I have called you to, for I have chosen you, and I have given you a destiny. You have turned from that destiny, but today rise up out of the abyss of apathy, and do what I have set you to do. I speak also to those who have become insecure. This will invite comparisons and spirits of jealousy. Now is the time to come to Me and find your security in My presence and My love for you. Establish yourselves in Me.

 

December 13, 2002: I call for a day of release when you can be free of those things that bind you. But, first you must release the offenses that you are hiding and harboring in your heart. The disappointment, hurt and rejection that you have not forgiven and released have opened doors that give the enemy access to your soul, and he will keep you self-focused and in bondage. I speak to you as I did Pharaoh, "Let My people go." Do not harden your heart as in the day of rebellion. Put away all wickedness and judgmentalism. Set your mind on things above and release the things of the earth that have become a distraction to your relationship with Me. Today is the day of release. Be free.

 

December 12, 2002: Children, don't be like the blind leading the blind. Stop and ponder where you are, where you are going, and what you are doing. You can be certain of My voice and trust in My leading. Be done with fear, for it shuts down your ability to hear and be led. This spirit of fear has manifested as insecurity and has brought rejection and unworthiness. Shake yourselves awake, and do not allow this attack to demoralize you. Rise up in the confidence that I am with you and to the degree that you are an empty vessel, I will pour into you until you are overflowing with My presence, My power, and My purposes. All you have to do is yield.

 

December 11, 2002: I woke up this morning thinking about this scripture verse: Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant. I kept hearing in my spirit "breakthrough or breakdown." And, the Lord says, issues that you have been dealing with for some time have come to a breaking point. You can no longer deal with them as you have in the past or there will be a complete breakdown. Reassess your situation, seek Me for wisdom, and take a new tack, for this can be a time of incredible breakthrough. The results of this time will be breakdown if you approach these problems in the flesh with selfish motives or in fear or with a worldly view. Breakthrough will come as you walk in the Spirit and trust Me for the results.

 

December 10, 2002: My greatly beloved, I delight in dwelling with you. My desire is that you prepare a spiritual environment where My glory can be manifested. I want you to be one with Me. But, you must put away your distractions and self-focus and come to Me in total dedication. I have set you apart for My own purposes so that you can fulfill My plans, not so that I can fulfill your plans. My ways are higher, and My plans are established in wisdom. Put away all doubt, fear, and discouragement. Deal with the issues of life quickly, and refuse to allow the devil's schemes and attacks against you to defile and pollute this holy atmosphere. Set your mind on things above, not on the things of the earth.

 

December 9, 2002: Steady yourself and be alert, for you are about to experience some minor setbacks. Refuse to allow the evidence and appearance of failure to cause you to want to give up. Be encouraged by your overall progress. Don't sit down or go back; rather rise up and be more determined than ever to go forward and accomplish what you have purposed to do. This is a critical time that will either establish or terminate your goals. Your emotions need to take a backseat. Quiet your soul, and rise up in faith, for I am with you to strengthen you and bring you through this valley of discouragement.

 

December 6, 2002: Beloved, you have been through a time of change and renovation. Many areas of your life have been touched and brought to correction, and though it has been challenging and difficult at times, the result is a thing of beauty. And, this process will continue on various levels, but now is a time for you to stabilize, be established and strengthened in who and where you are. You are My trees planted by rivers of living water; take this time to put down roots. Seek to deepen your spiritual life and revitalize your commitment to do the will of the Father. The enemy will do his utmost to seduce you into worldliness and excess, but for every temptation I have made a way of escape. Stand strong against distractions.

 

December 5, 2002: I saw in a mini vision what looked like a whirlwind, and with it I had the concept of gathering and at the same time scattering. And, I heard the Lord say, I am gathering My faithful ones together, but in the process of bringing those of one heart together, those whose hearts are divided will be scattered. Be diligent to be found among the faithful. Now is the time to examine yourselves and make a determination to hold fast to the heavenly vision. Don't forget where you came from and the hope you once had.

 

December 4, 2002: Do not be afraid. The enemy has released an attack against you to terrorize you with signs and symptoms of old places of failure. He will assault you with thoughts of past pain and unpleasant memories and try to convince you that you can expect a repeat performance. But, I tell you, the devil is a liar and the father of lies. Refuse to allow him any ground in your heart through fear or dread. Rise up in courage and put him under your feet, for I have indeed given you power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy so that nothing can by any means hurt you. Be strong in the power of the Lord.

 

December 3, 2002: You are moving into strange new territory where even what has been familiar will seem unfamiliar to you. Do not be afraid, for I will lead you in this new realm. There will be opportunities to be stretched and to grow spiritually in environments which otherwise seem foreign and even hostile. This is no time to become self-conscious and retreat into yourself. Take advantage of situations as they become available to enjoy the freedom of stepping out and pressing through even in the face of hindering forces and intimidating spirits. Take courage and go forth in the boldness and confidence that I am with you, and I will direct your steps.

 

December 2, 2002: Be diligent to continue to seek My face, for you will encounter those who would present you with puzzles and dilemmas to solve. These complications will cause you to get distracted, and you will find yourself on a "bunny trail." Make sure that what you get entangled in is truly your business and that you have been divinely directed and called to such involvement. Otherwise, you will find yourself in complicated situations that will leave you bewildered and frustrated. Remember that your level of authority depends upon your God-given responsibility. Refuse to take on any responsibility that is not really yours. In short, be sure to mind your own business and be about the Father's business.

 

November 29, 2002: Watch for radical new ways of thinking and doing things. I am releasing you from that which has caused you to become stodgy. Be sensitive to My leading as I cause you to go forth in newness of life. Stir up the gift that is within you, and do not be afraid to express your heart. But, do not make changes for the sake of change or from a sense of boredom. That which springs from your soul will be fraught with emotion and will not be productive or bring about lasting results. You have not made it this far without strong and stable fundamentals; do not discard your firm foundation, but be willing to diversify. Go forth in liberty!

 

November 27, 2002: Transformation! I speak transformation to your spirit, for if you will yield yourself to Me completely, I will completely transform you. There are areas in your life that need to undergo change in order to be brought into the realm of the Spirit. There are places of bondage where you need to go through a metamorphosis so that you can be free. Now is the time where you can be led up on the Mount of Transfiguration, and through your submission and obedience, I will bring about a great conversion. You will be changed by My power and presence, and you will never be the same again. Come to this high place.

 

November 26, 2002: Behold, I give bread to the eater and seed to the sower. Prepare the ground of your hearts. Break up the hardness of heart that has come through difficult circumstances and trying relationships. Choose today to forgive and release past hurts and disappointments. Allow My love to flow through you unhindered by offenses and personal judgments. Now is the season for planting seeds of righteousness and joy that will bring forth an abundant harvest. Release the cares of the world, and trust Me to bring you through this time in victory, for you must not sow among thorns.
Hosea 10:12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

 

November 25, 2002: Quiet your soul and subdue your flesh, and I will show you great mysteries. It is My desire that you be consumed with the wonder of My kingdom and the glory of My presence and the brightness of My coming. Rise above all that distracts you from total devotion to Me and full commitment to My purposes. Your circumstances can either be stumbling blocks to your progress or they can be tools to implement My plans for your life. It all depends on whether you approach life from your own perspective or Mine. Make a decision today. Who will you serve? Will you serve your own desires through the works of the flesh or will you serve the Lord of Glory through the Spirit? The choice is yours; be wise.

 

November 24, 2002: The enemy has attacked the Body of Christ with discouragement in an effort to choke out the seed of the Word with the cares of this world. Ask yourself where you got stuck. Where did you get bogged down and lose momentum? Go back to that place and regain your hope and vision. This tactic is to keep you from moving forward in kingdom purpose. Trust Me with your circumstances and cares, and I will pour in the oil and wine in abundance to heal the wounds and bring wholeness. Now is the time to leave the past behind and begin to move forward again with greater insight and expectation.

 

November 22, 2002: I heard a word in my spirit, Magormissabib, which means "terror on every side." And, the Lord says: Set a careful watch, and be diligent to defeat the spirit of fear, for the enemy has released an army to terrorize My people. First will come a lie to intimidate and open the door for fear to assault you. Do not believe the lie, and refuse to succumb to fear of any kind, for it will disable you and bring spiritual paralysis. You must rise up by the Spirit in confidence and boldness and confront every attack of the enemy. Turn back the battle at the gate. I am your fortress, your high tower and your deliverer, your shield and the One in whom you can take refuge. Subdue the enemy, and put him under your feet.

 

November 21, 2002: I had three dreams early this morning in sequence that had the same theme. In each dream someone had usurped my authority, violated my boundaries, and without permission had moved into my office. Each dream had different people and circumstances, but they moved stuff into my space that had nothing to do with ministry and the purposes of God, but had to do with their own agendas. I had to forcefully confront and remove these people and re-establish my boundaries and the purposes for my office. Even though these dreams represented a personal warning to me, I sense that I am to share this with the Body as a general warning to set a watch and deal quickly and decisively with those who would violate boundaries or usurp authority. We are to maintain kingdom integrity where God has placed us and with what He has given us to do. The devil would love to move in and intimidate, disrupt, and distract us from being about the Father's business.

 

November 20, 2002: My truly beloved, you have been and are being shaken to the very depths of your being. This shaking has caused you to question your beliefs, desires, motives, and actions; you are in the process of letting go of that which is unprofitable to you, to others, and to the kingdom. It is time to let go of all that is not firmly grounded in righteousness. Whatever you have kept concealed must be brought into the light and revealed for what it is. You must let go of that which cannot stand in the light of truth. You will be tempted to keep your motives hidden for the sake of your ego and to save face, but if you do this the deception will permeate every part of your life, and you will find yourself shrouded in darkness. This is a great bondage. Let go of all that keeps you in this secret prison.

 

November 19, 2002: The war has been long, and the fight has been hard, but this is no time to give up. Your fight is not against flesh and blood, so don't make this a personal battle of wills. Rise up into the heavenlies and pull down strongholds of deception and tear down devices of destruction. Refuse to allow frustration and impatience to be the seedbed of discouragement and defeat. This is a new day in which you can go forth in My strength and power to destroy the works of darkness. Have you forgotten that I have given you authority to trample over serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. I tell you the truth -- nothing shall by any means hurt you. Proceed in faith and with the battle cry of victory.

 

November 18, 2002: I speak to the hearts of those who have gotten distracted and lost track of what is really important in your life. Now is the time to regroup, refocus, and prioritize. The days ahead will require dedication and concentration on what I have called you to do. Refuse to be sidetracked by things that have no eternal value, and do not allow your emotions to run wild and unchecked. Now is the time to exercise self-control and discipline, for the seeds that you are sowing in this season will produce a harvest. Only sow the seeds of that which you are willing to reap.
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.

 

November 15, 2002: I hear your silent question, "Why are my days so bizarre?" No matter how you try to seek comfort and familiarity, things seem strange and unusual. Even in ordinary places where routine has been established the atmosphere has become surreal. Everything seems to be a little odd, and you have even wondered if it is just you who have become weird. I have allowed this demonstration so that you will not lean on that which is familiar and comfortable in times of testing. Do not seek to be comforted in places that have represented safety or with people who have been a haven of acceptance. Beloved, you must lean on Me and rely on Me and find your peace in Me. Now is the time to establish yourself in spiritual reality, which is far above your senses and emotions. Move beyond this time in the confidence that I am with you and will not forsake you.

 

November 14, 2002: Listen, My children, it is imperative that you be patient and wait for My leading in all things. The enemy will do what he can to pressure you into moving by impulse instead of waiting for confirmation. Do nothing apart from My peace. When you are in doubt about what to do next, do nothing. Wait until you have complete clarity of mind and spirit. Refuse to be led by fear or to be pushed by desperation. Be still, stay calm, and trust that I will bring you through this time of trouble.
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.

 

November 13, 2002: Be sensitive, My people, to the conviction of My Spirit to identify your motivations, ungodly desires, and hidden sin. I will expose and bring to light all that hinders your walk with Me. I will first reveal it to you privately in the secret place of your own heart, and if you harden your heart and do not turn from your compromise, then I will send someone to you to identify and confront these issues. If you still will not yield to the moving of My Spirit and harden your heart further, I will expose you publicly. Now is the time to make a decision to serve Me with a whole heart and to humble yourself under the authority of sanctification, for those who humble themselves will be exalted. But, if you exalt yourself and justify your current position, you will fall. You are in a season of correction; use these opportunities wisely.

 

November 12, 2002: Stop! Refuse to get into a panic about your future. Quiet your soul and get your emotions under control. What you are tempted to do at this time is tantamount to having a temper tantrum, but this will not serve your best interests. Be patient. Trust Me, for I will guide you in the days ahead and give you wisdom about every move to make in its proper season. Now is not the time to lunge at your problems in desperation. Do not force change as a means of relieving boredom or ending frustration. Be still. Let Me go before you and open the door to that which will serve My purposes in your life and shut the door to that which will only lead to a dead end. I will lead you out of this valley when the time is right, but for now there are valuable lessons for you to learn that will serve you well in the days ahead. Be content.

 

November 11, 2002: Set a watch, for the enemy is bringing the past up for review in order to tempt you with old rejection and failure. His tactic is to keep you from moving ahead by paralyzing you with remorse and guilt. Do not entertain his accusations, and refuse to be dumped down into hopelessness and despair. You can do nothing about the past except to forgive and forget. Leave it behind and get ready to come higher, for this is a new season in which you can make great progress spiritually. I say, come higher and receive greater revelation and insight into My kingdom purpose, and My word will suddenly explode in your spirit with clarity and understanding such as you have not yet experienced.

 

November 8, 2002: Be genuine. There is only one of you. You are an original, and there is no one like you. You cannot be replaced in the kingdom of God, for you are unique and precious. Refuse to be molded and categorized into a stereotypical box because you must be free to be who you are in every respect. The world would have you conform to its general pattern and image, and institutional society would try to standardize your mentality through forming your opinions according to that which is politically correct and pressuring you into prejudicial attitudes. But, resist the pressure to be shaped by those around you for the purpose of acceptance. Break out of the mold and only be conformed spiritually into the image of God. Maintain your individuality, for you have unique qualities that can be used to glorify God in ways that no other can. Get real and be content with who you are.

 

November 7, 2002: Rest in Me. Take your delight in My presence and in My glory. Refuse to be driven by oppression. I speak to those who are overwhelmed with what lies ahead so that you have become bogged down in what you are trying to accomplish. You have been trying to forge ahead by sheer determination, but have made no progress at all. Stop, wait and listen. Have I called you to such a task? Remember that I will never drive you, but I will lead you, and My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Re-evaluate your assignments and reconsider your motivations. Some things need to be abandoned, some things needs to wait for the right timing, and other things need a course change. Be sensitive to My leading and inspiration.

 

November 6, 2002: I see your thoughts and I know your heart -- I am the Lord. I speak to those who are feeling isolated and alone, and by way of clarification this is because you believe you are unloved and, therefore, unworthy and without value. I say to you, there are those around you who do not appreciate you and may be too busy to consider your plight, and certainly there have been some who have spoken against you and devalued you in their own sight, but you are precious to Me. Though a thousand or ten thousand might despise you, am I not better than the multitudes? My love is eternal, and your value is far above rubies, for I have redeemed you at a very high price. Your worth is not based on your personality or your talents and gifts or the work you perform; your worth is based on the price of redemption. Even if your father and your mother reject you, and the whole world speaks evil against you, My love for you will never diminish.

 

November 5, 2002: What is this questioning in your heart? The enemy would have you begin to question and doubt your position in every area of life. And, if you entertain these questions, the door will open for you to lose faith and confidence not only in who and where you are, but you will begin to doubt My existence and relevance in your life. This is a very dangerous attack because it is so subtle, and it will lead to discouragement, hopelessness and despair. Set a watch now so that you will not fall into this trap. Establish yourself in faith by the reading of My Word, and be ready at any given moment, at every opportunity when the devil brings a question to mind, to say to him, "It is written..." Resist every temptation, and be strong in faith.
Matthew 4:3-11 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.'" Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'" Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

 

November 4, 2002: Watch in this season, for there are specific times and days in which you will be given an opportunity to choose a course of action that will determine your future. And, when you are faced with this particular decision, it would be to your best advantage to choose according to the dictates of your spirit and not be led by your emotions or carnal thinking. Now is the time, before that day arrives, to firmly establish yourself in My purposes and make a decision to follow Me wholly and completely. For, if you choose a course of action that will satisfy your flesh you may get the desires of your heart, but they will bring leanness to your soul. Be prepared to make a quality decision that will lead you into greater light and blessing instead of deeper darkness. Now is the time to build your future on the Rock (the foundation of the Living Christ) and not on the sand of foolish disobedience.

 

November 1, 2002: Do not harden your hearts as in the Great Rebellion. You have indeed been through a time of testing and trial in a spiritual wilderness, but I have not left you nor forsaken you. I have sustained you and directed your steps even in this time of trouble. Yet, many of you, My people, have grumbled and complained and have not served Me with a heart of rejoicing and have bowed down to a spirit of fear and unbelief and have not trusted Me. Today is a new day. Rise up in faith. Renew your commitment to obedience in My kingdom. Refuse to allow the enemy to keep you in this dry place. Repent of this hardness of heart, and hold fast your trust and confidence in Me. Be glad and rejoice that you are the elect of God.

 

October 31, 2002: A trap has been laid to keep you from divine purpose and to stop the outpouring of My Spirit and the awesome display of My glory in your midst. The bait is distraction. The enemy of your soul will lure you into discontentment and cause you to become focused on satisfying your flesh even to the point of obsession. This will create a diversion, which will draw you away from the path that I have set you on. The result of these distractions and diversions will be separation and division. I want you to see the snare of the devil and the danger of his plan. I call you today to shake yourself awake and see how far you have wandered from the place where you were once focused on My objectives and mission for you. Now is the time to regain eternal vision and perspective and pursue peace once again.

 

October 30, 2002: I have spoken the word and sent forth the command, "Let there be light." And, that light is now shining and illuminating even the darkest places. My light is revealing all that has been hidden and is exposing secret sin and dark motivations. Allow My light, My love, and My truth to bring freedom to every area of bondage. Do not shrink back from this exposure, and do not fear discovery, for you are about to experience great personal liberty and a release into higher realms of My kingdom and sweet intimacy with Me. As the light begins to shine forth, you also will have clear discernment the likes of which you have not yet experienced. Do not hold back or try to cover again that which is being exposed, for this would plunge you into greater darkness.

 

October 29, 2002: Be attentive to My leading as I bring you through the fires of purification. All that is not of Me is being consumed, for I am a consuming fire. Do not resist this process of separation. I am indeed separating the precious from the vile on every level. Yield quickly to the rod of correction, for those I love I rebuke and chasten in preparation for the glory that is about to be revealed. Everything that has been a diversion from the purity of My plans and purposes will go through this cleansing fire. Let me lead you in the path of righteousness and bring you, My Body, to a single focus. It is important that you be of one mind and one heart. This can only be accomplished as you abandon all selfish desire and self-interest and move with singularity of purpose.

 

October 28, 2002: I speak to those who have been in what seems to be a whirlwind of activity. I say, the storms have raged and the enemy has been relentless in his efforts to bring confusion and condemnation, and he is not finished nor has his energy been spent against you yet. This has been a frustrating and tiring time, but now you must be still. You must not allow the ill wind that howls around you to rob you of your peace and joy in Me. Even though the devil roams about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, you will find safety under the shadow of My wings in the secret place of the Most High. Refuse to become a victim of this attack in any way. Deal with issues quickly and efficiently, and then come into rest. Quiet your soul; seek peace and pursue it.

 

October 25, 2002: Watch for your vision to be renewed. The attack of the enemy has been so intense that your focus has become close in and narrow, and you have put My promises aside by necessity. But, now it is time to be restored and strengthened according to My purposes. Put aside all disappointment and discouragement, for you have resigned yourself to defeat and have almost given up all hope of ever seeing My promises come to pass. The enemy has been relentless in his effort to kill your faith, but I say that now is the time to rise up and put down all doubt and unbelief as you prepare to go forward. I will renew your vision, but it has now been battered into the shape of My purposes and has been extricated from your own plans and fantasies.

 

October 24, 2002: Be strong and courageous, for you are about to be tested again in old areas that represent places of frustration and failure. Now is the time when you can gain the victory, but you will have to resist the temptation to succumb to condemnation and despair. Don't be surprised when you encounter resistance in your efforts to move ahead, for you are a spiritual pioneer, and you are about to enter uncharted territory in which your authority will be challenged. Discouragement will bring defeat, but if you rise up in faith, I will lead you out of this valley of trouble, and old ceilings of limitation will become a new solid foundation from which you will go forth in greater freedom and a time of expansion.

 

October 23, 2002: There is indeed an open heaven above you; the doors are wide open, and I am calling you to come up here. There are things I want to show you. There are mysteries of My kingdom to be revealed to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. What is keeping you, beloved? Is it not the issues of life that hold you back? I tell you that there are fears, worries and concerns that keep you earthbound. There are petty issues and jealousies that keep you anchored. Be done with carnal thinking and self-interest, for there are great and mighty wonders to be seen. Do quickly what needs to be done to release yourself from the cares of the world, and be released into greater spiritual awareness than you ever thought possible.

 

October 22, 2002: I had a mini vision of a mother dog weaning her pups, and as they came to suckle she would kick them away, bite at them and protect herself from their desire to nurse. The behavior of the mother was rejection towards her offspring, and the pups were bewildered by her sudden change in attitude. They did not understand that they had come to an age where they could no longer feed from her breasts, but would have to become independent and feed themselves. This was necessary to their survival and maturity. Then, I heard the Lord say that in like manner He is causing us to wean and be weaned from all that would keep us from the season of maturity that we are now entering, and at times it will feel like we are either rejecting those whom we have nurtured, or we are being rejected by those who have nurtured us; it will be a two-edged sword. This process is a necessary prerequisite to moving forward in His kingdom purposes. There is an open heaven above us, and we are being released into greater spiritual freedom and revelation than we have ever known, but we must confront and deal with everything that hinders our liberty before we will be emancipated.

 

October 21, 2002: Set a watch and be diligent to guard your heart and mind, for the enemy is on assignment to bring defilement through what others say to you, through your dreams, and through your thoughts. Cleanse yourself from all filthiness of flesh and spirit. Refuse to allow this infiltration, and bring your thoughts and emotions into submission and obedience to My will. This is a very subtle attack, and you must sharpen your awareness to know the moment of intrusion. Be diligent to pluck up and cast out seeds of fear, infirmity, doubt and unbelief before they can take root and produce a harvest. This is a quiet work of discernment. Quiet your soul and stay sharp.

 

October 18, 2002: You have been in the Valley of Achor, the place of trouble, for you have been troubled on every side. You have had to confront idolatry not only in yourself but in those around you, and you have prevailed. Now there stands before you a door that is wide open through which you may enter, but your entry will demand simplicity of heart and singularity of purpose. Your journey will require faith and faithfulness, integrity and purity, and a desire to see My purposes accomplished without selfish motivation. You stand on the threshold of a new spiritual adventure that can be the most exhilarating time of your life, or it can be the greatest disaster you have ever experienced. Your success will depend on your loyalty to Me and complete fidelity.

Hosea 2:15-17 I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. "And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, "That you will call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,' for I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more."

 

October 17, 2002: Fear and dread have caused you to sidestep certain issues instead of dealing with them head on. Your reluctance to face these problems directly and honestly will not alter the reality of what needs to be done. Search your heart and confront the basis of your fear, for surely you will progress no further until you understand and overcome this deep motivation. This is a function of intimidation by the enemy to induce self-inflicted paralysis and keep you bound so that you will not be able to move ahead into the next phase of your kingdom purpose. Press through this place where you have gotten stuck, examine the facts, and expose the lies. Breakthrough is imminent.

 

October 16, 2002: Be still and reflect; contemplate and ponder those abstract precepts that have recently been dropped into your heart. Be vigilant and watch for opportunities to perform practically that which has been established spiritually. There will be great and wonderful opportunities to step up and move forward as you apply newly acquired revelation of spiritual principles. You will find yourself in circumstances where the application of what you have learned will accelerate you through what might otherwise have been a long and painful process. Watch also as the enemy of your soul brings the temptation for you to act and react in old ways that have consistently brought frustration and defeat. This is no time to sleep walk through life. If you will be attentive and spiritually astute, this time will mark the beginning of an era of great personal victory.

 

October 15, 2002: Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Beloved, you are looking to see Me and seeking to know Me, and I have made a way for you to draw near through the purity of your own heart. The fires of purification are burning to make clean your inward parts, to separate the precious from the vile, to free you from all corrupt desire, sin and guilt. The fire is hot and will burn all that is temporary and of the flesh and will bring freedom from all that is false. You will be blameless and innocent as I bring a separation from that which defiles. Those whose desires, affection, and passion are set on Me will behold Me face to face and hear My voice. And, there will be no mixture of flesh and Spirit; you will walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the desires of the flesh. But, you must yield to the fire; yield to the conviction of your heart to offer up all that is unholy to be burned with fervent heat as a sweet savor to your God.

 

October 14, 2002: Your involvement with the issues of life has caused your vision to be obscured. It is as though you were walking in a dense fog. You have lost track of My purposes for your life and have even allowed hope to slip away. Your heart has become veiled because of your focus on the flesh rather than moving in the clear realm of My Spirit. You have touched that which is unclean and become defiled by it. You need a foot washing. Let Me wash you with the pure water of My word; allow the truth of what is pure and holy burn through the fog of darkness and confusion and bring clarity and fresh direction.

Mat 6:22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.
Mat 6:23 "But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
Mat 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Mat 6:25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Mat 6:26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Mat 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
Mat 6:28 "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
Mat 6:29 "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Mat 6:31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
Mat 6:32 "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Mat 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

 

October 13, 2002: God is speaking to people who have been accosted by a cobra spirit, which is a spirit of intimidation. You have been motivated by fear, and you have yielded in an effort to charm and appease this serpent so that it will leave you alone, but it has spit its poison in your eyes and has blinded your vision. You need to repent for entertaining this spirit; it is a devil. God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Father, we ask you to forgive us for entertaining this demon of fear and intimidation, and we repent and turn from fear. We command the cobra spirit, the spirit of intimidation, to get out NOW in the name of Jesus. We will no longer charm you or give in to your devices; we bind your power and command you to go. We will trust the Lord in all things. Amen.

 

October 11, 2002: Beloved, I impregnated you with the seed of My purpose, and you brought forth the child of promise, flesh of your flesh and bone of your bone. But, now will you be like the ostrich who is hardened against her offspring as though it did not belong to her? Have you labored in vain? I have not deprived you of wisdom nor kept you from understanding. Yet, are you not willing to turn your back on the responsibility that I have given you to bring forth, nurture, and bring to maturity this generation of promise? Are you so short sighted as to believe that what has issued forth from your own heart will serve your flesh? Are you willing to sniff the wind like a wild donkey in search of your own pleasure? Beloved, the earth groans and waits for the revealing of the sons of God and deliverance from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of My own offspring.

 

October 10, 2002: The words "internal combustion" are resounding in my spirit, and I hear the Lord say: Let the fire of My Spirit burn within you to consume the works of the flesh and purify your soul. Choose to allow the fires of holiness and consecration to burn with red hot fire to transform your being and energize your spirit. Offer up on this spiritual altar of sacrifice your offenses and fleshly desires as a sweet smelling savor to your God. Yield your vessel completely to the work of redemption so that nothing is held back to satisfy your own desires, plans, and purposes. Now is the time that you can make incredible progress in the spirit realm if you will simply yield to this cleansing, purifying fire of My Spirit.

 

October 9, 2002: I have allowed circumstances and situations in your life that clearly revealed areas of spiritual weakness, and I have put My finger on places in your heart that need to be dealt with in honesty. Do not let this opportunity pass you by. Refuse the temptation to ignore what has been revealed and sweep the evidence under the proverbial rug through self-justification. The cost to those around you was too high for you to turn a deaf ear and to put on spiritual blinders. If you refuse to be honest this time, these same opportunities will be brought again at greater cost because the next time around there will be more at stake. Now is the time to look squarely at your own heart without shifting blame and repent.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

 

October 8, 2002: I had a dream about a huge reticulate python wrapped around and moving along a balance beam. In the dream I was walking parallel to the balance beam and the snake. It was clear to me that the reptile would not be able to attack me from that position. The only way it could bite was if I got in front of it.

The python is not poisonous. However, it can inflict a severe wound with its many long, sharp teeth, and it captures its prey by biting and holding on, then swiftly looping itself around the victim. The snake tightens its coils until the prey, unable to breathe, dies of suffocation. The snake swallows its prey whole and rests for days while the meal is slowly digested.

The balance beam is a narrow platform used in acrobatics that demonstrate strength, balance and control. Gymnastics is also a word that signifies the ability to exercise intellectual dexterity.

Also, the Greek word "puthon" or python means divination or a spirit of divination.

This reptile represents one who is demonically motivated to demonstrate their ability to control through the intellect. However, their platform is very narrow. If I were to get in front of this python or confront this spirit of divination, it would bite and do everything in its power to suffocate and devour me.

I was reminded of the scripture: Galatians 5:12-16 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off. For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another! I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

The issue then is going to be a flesh issue: Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another...

We are to beware of the spirit of divination that will use the intellect to justify the works of the flesh. Our position is to walk in the Spirit and not be reduced to a war in the flesh, for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12) Our battle is against the spirit of divination. And what we have to do is what Paul did in Acts 16:16 -- he confronted it for what it was and commanded it in the name of Jesus Christ to come out (get out).

This spirit of divination is loose and pursuing its prey, but we have been given power over it. 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."

 

October 7, 2002: There are many who would presume to speak a word on My behalf in this hour, yet they speak from their own spirit and not from My heart. I am releasing the gift of discernment in you, My people, so that your spirit will bear witness to My Spirit, and you will know the difference between that which I am bringing forth and that which springs from the human heart. You will no longer be deceived, nor will you embrace that which is a counterfeit of a true word in season. Let this gift be birthed in you, and let it manifest so that you will know and be able to separate the pure from that which is contaminated by the soul of man. This is a time of clarity so that you will no longer be vulnerable or gullible to error. Rejoice and come forth into this high place in My Spirit.

 

October 4, 2002: Beloved, I hear the complaints of your heart and the questioning of your soul as to your need, lack, and promises unfulfilled. And, I say to you that the key to success in every situation is generosity. You will reap what you sow, and with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you. I would have you prosper in all things, but this is the requirement -- be unselfish with your time and interest in others, putting their needs before your own. Be generous and openhanded with your finances. Be charitable in forgiveness and tolerant in allowing others the freedom to be who they are. Be strong in faith, believing that nothing is impossible with your God. Search your own heart to see where there is hardness or a self-serving attitude. If you desire to see an abundant return, you must not be stingy or fearful in your giving. Be charitable, for that is true love in manifestation.

Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."

October 3, 2002: Examine yourself to see what it is that is keeping you from purity of heart and faith. Is it fear? I have called for a separation of the precious from the vile, and a distinction will be made between those who have chosen to lay down their carnal experience for the sake of spiritual resurrection and those who choose carnality and comfort. Now is the time to let go of all that will keep you from moving forward in My purposes. Refuse to be bound by insecurity or a desire to satisfy your flesh on any level. Take a leap of faith and step out on the substance of My promises and My word to you that I will lead, guide, direct and protect you. I will not leave you without help, hope or light. Prepare to go through the upheaval that accompanies change. Take these steps with courage and boldness, but stay in stride. You must not step out ahead of My leading. Wait until you know that I have prepared the way....and you will know.

 

October 2, 2002: Arise. Shake off the bondages and mindsets that have kept you from spiritual fulfillment. Today is a new day in which you can step into the purity of the moving and flow of My Spirit, but you must leave behind all that pollutes this stream. The pollution of bitterness and unforgiveness, criticism and judgment, strife and division, self focus and self interest will surface and must be dealt with in honesty and openness. You must leave behind all that has been a source of pain or caused a hardness in your heart. Complete and total forgiveness is the prerequisite if you are to be released from torment. Do not be afraid, for I will take you through this process one step at a time. Yours is to only respond in obedience to the opportunities to be free.
Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

October 1, 2002: This is a time of defining moments when you will turn a corner and either be released to live in the fullness of My plans and purposes for you, or you will cling to the past in stubborn refusal to let go of that which will keep you in bondage. You will have many and varied opportunities to deal with issues that will either be a stepping stone into greater unity and peace in the Spirit or a tombstone that will plunge you into deeper darkness of division, strife and contention. Enter this time with a thorough examination of the depths of your heart and motives. You have not been this way before nor will you come this way again. The light of My Spirit is shining to reveal the dark and hidden places of your own soul, and what you decide to do with what you discover will determine whether you enter into the next phase in joy or sadness.

 

September 30, 2002: Prepare to move into greater freedom and liberty of the Spirit, for I am taking you to new heights. I am releasing new vision with sharper focus and greater understanding of My will for you. I will clarify and expound My plans and purposes with greater detail. But, be aware that the enemies of the Spirit, the devil and your flesh, will rise up with a vengeance to keep you from moving ahead. Set a watch and stand firm against every attack that would keep you from this great awakening. Now is the time to "quiet your soul like a weaned child" (Psalm 131.2), and silence the powers of darkness with a sword, the Word of God. Be prepared for the battle that will keep you from this promise, for the flesh wars against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; the two cannot dwell in unity or peace. You will have to choose one or the other.

 

September 27, 2002: The devil has sent the daughters of darkness against you to create strife and contention and to bring division among you. These spirits will find a place to manifest through those who operate in the flesh through manipulation and control, and they will come against you with accusations, gossip, and slander. Their lies are for the purpose of justifying their offense and whitewashing their motives. People of God, rise up and refuse to allow this twosome a place in your midst. Rise up in the spirit and do battle against this attack. These are like wolves who pick the weakest members to bring down and devour. I say, turn back the battle at the gate.

Matthew 18:15-18 "Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that 'by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.' And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector."

 

September 26, 2002: Be patient and wait for My leading. Your desire is to get through these difficult situations and circumstances as quickly as possible, but My purposes will not be accomplished in haste. There are lessons to learn and opportunities to grow in these days. Take your time. Pay attention to spiritual implications. Refuse to place blame or shirk your responsibilities in any way. Make yourself accountable. This can be a valuable time when you can come into maturity and gather wisdom that will serve you well in the future. Be honest with yourself and others.

 

September 25, 2002: Rise up and set a watch, for the enemy has come to divide and scatter. The spirit of Haman has been sent with schemes and devices to murder the people of God with motives of the heart and words of destruction. But you, My beloved, have found favor in My sight, and I have extended the scepter to you. I have granted you the right of rule and the power and authority to bring this traitor to justice. I have released the anointing of Esther upon you, and you will certainly expose wicked schemes and bring truth to bear in every situation and circumstance, and that wicked Haman shall be judged, sentenced and hanged. Be strong and courageous, for I will use you mightily in this season to exhibit your loyalty and faithfulness to the King. But, woe to him who betrays the people and purposes of the Almighty God.

 

September 24, 2002: Come, My people, into a place of secluded power where you are separated from everyone and everything around you. Many are motivated by a need to be known and appreciated and looked up to. But, I say that you will not move in My power or be given authority to do business on My behalf unless you meet with Me privately and secretly, stripped of rank and privilege, clothed with humility. Only out of a place of seclusion and solitude will you demonstrate My power on the earth. My desire is that you would come often to commune with Me so that I can speak clearly to your heart and direct your activities. It is in that place that I will alleviate your fears and wipe away your tears and strengthen you for the battle. Times of refreshing come from being in the secret place with Me, yet many are still trying to draw strength from the memory of a time long ago of this seclusion instead of continuing to come. Others strut around like proud peacocks in their colorful feathers. They want to share My glory, and they demand attention and rule by intimidation, but their glory will be turned to shame because they refuse to come.
Matthew 6:5-6 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."

 

September 23, 2002: Watch for the temptation to stop fighting and throw in the towel. The battle has raged and you have fought hard, but now discouragement has pressed in against you and the thought of just giving up seems sweet because of your desire for rest and peace. However, the war that you have been engaged in has not been for your personal or worldly gain; it has been for the purpose of knowing your own heart. You have been in a process of separation and of sifting and sorting, and the outward battle has not been against others as you have supposed. The result of your victory will not be the putting down of another and the lifting up of yourself. Your victory will draw you closer to Me so that you can cease striving to get your own way and simply yield to My way. The answer is not to give up, but to take this opportunity to see who the real enemy is. You have been trying to fight in the flesh against flesh when your battle is spiritual.

 

September 21, 2002: I saw in my spirit something that looked similar to a huge rubber band, and I knew there was a stretching going on. Then, I saw the children of Israel in the days of Moses. The cloud had lifted and was beginning to move. The people were striking camp, and the tribes were beginning to move one at a time. In their moving they were stretched out, each in a different place on the way to the next destination and each taking their own responsibility to move their individual things. Their focus was on the cloud to see where it would stop, for then they would regroup.

Similarly, we as a Body are stretching out and not grouped together. We are heading in the same direction and will regroup at the next destination when the cloud stops. There is a sense of discomfort in this moving because we tend to relate to each other more easily when we are all in one place, stationed, settled and predictable. But, that's not where we are; we are on the move. And, I hear the Lord say that we are to keep our eyes on Him and not on each other. This will be a test of obedience, and we must be careful not to grumble or complain in this wilderness transition.

 

September 20, 2002: 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." Rise up, beloved, and do not be afraid when the enemy brings sickness to your body, and do not yield to the symptoms that plague you. I have given you authority through the blood of My covenant to overcome and conquer all that comes against you for the purpose of destruction. You will only become a victim if you refuse to fight with the weapons I have given you -- the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony. Exercise your faith, and declare your victory, for I have made a way of escape from every onslaught of the devil against you. Be bold and very courageous.

 

September 19, 2002: I speak to those of you who feel like you've been on a rabbit trail and have found yourself tangled in a briar patch unsure of what to do now. This is not something you can sort out at this moment. Be quiet, and get back on solid spiritual ground. Put aside the issues that create confusion. Wait for more information and further insight before taking action. I will show you the way and lead you out when the time is right. I have given you a glimpse, a foretaste of what you can expect, but if you try to force the issue it will be very difficult for you. If you wait for Me to go before you to make a way it will be smooth and relatively easy. Patience is the key to success in this endeavor.

 

September 18, 2002: Watch for opportunities to face and overcome religious pride and denominational prejudice, for I am doing a work in My people that will create unity and bring forth a team effort. This work will not be accomplished by natural means or by the plans and projects of men. It will be the result of a change in your hearts as I call you to greater depth of love and humility. The days ahead and the challenges you face will demand that lines of division be erased so that My Church can arise in singleness of heart and purpose. All I need from you is your willingness to cooperate with this move of My Spirit. Say yes.

 

September 17, 2002: The changes that are now taking place in preparation for the season that is ahead of you will be so drastic that none will escape their effects. I say absolutely that I am ready to do a new thing, but before you can embrace what is coming, there will be another cycle of cleansing and purging both personally and corporately. I will highlight those things in and around you that must be gotten rid of, and I will release you from all guilt and shame. Honestly, My Bride will be spotless and without blemish. You would do well to yield to this process willingly and maintain a generous attitude, for with what measure you judge, you will be judged.

 

September 16, 2002: There is no riddle I cannot answer, no mess I cannot untangle, no problem that I cannot solve, says the Lord, and I hear your cries for resolution. Trust Me to bring answers to your questions, but first you must let go of all past resentment, anger and bitterness. I will heal your wounds, but you must release your hurt and injuries and forgive those who have caused you pain. Then, when your heart is open and pure, I will bring fresh revelation and allow you to see from My perspective instead of from your past position of self-interest and personal desire. It is time for you to come higher and to be brought into greater maturity both emotionally and spiritually, but you must be willing to let go of all that holds you in this bondage of self-pity. Then, surely, I will make your feet like hind's feet and take you to high places where your heart is open and your vision is clear.

 

September 13, 2002: Listen. I say, quiet your soul and listen for My still small voice behind you saying, "This is the way; walk in it." I have opened doors before you, and without My direction you will not know how to proceed. I will show you the way by speaking to your heart, and I will guide you through your circumstances, for I will open specific doors of opportunity and shut others. I have gone before you to prepare the way and have removed hindrances that would keep you from fulfilling My purposes. When you are in doubt about the next step to take, stop until you have clear direction -- when in doubt, don't. Wait for My clear and precise leading. Rest assured that I will lead, guide, and direct your steps, and go forth in confidence that I am with you. Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

 

September 12, 2002: It is time to break out of old limitations into expanded vision and enlarged purpose. You must break out of boxes that have been built to keep you contained and molds that have been constructed to keep you from all that I called you to do and be. Some of these bondages were created through places of presumption, defeat, and disappointment which make you reluctant to step out again for fear of failure. Check your motivations, and re-establish your sense of purpose. Make sure you are standing on solid spiritual ground and not being carried away by emotional or intellectual fantasy. Do nothing apart from My leading, and refuse to allow fear to keep you from moving ahead. I say again, this is the season of breakthrough.

 

September 11, 2002: The enemy has sent a jealous and competitive spirit among you, My people. But, I say, resist. Do not allow this spirit to divide you. My kingdom is not competitive. You are not to work against one another or try to out do each other in order to gain the prize. You are to work together to become one body. I have not set you against each other to see who can be superior. I have placed you in My kingdom to serve one another. Your battle is not against one another but against your flesh and the devil. 2 Corinthians 10:12-13 "For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us."

 

September 10, 2002: For those of you who know that you are being released into this next spiritual season, you feel a stirring in your heart, and from the very bottom of your being comes forth a resounding YES AND AMEN to the moving of My Spirit in, around and through you. In the midst of this stirring is a fresh commitment to My plans and purposes as you dedicate yourself again with absolute allegiance to the Lord of Glory. Yet, I caution you to set a watch because there will be someone the enemy will use against you to speak negativity and defeat; they will bring a sense of discouragement and doubt about whether your life will ever change. You will be tempted to take on their cynicism, but I tell you that this is a time to break free of every form of bondage. Refuse to allow this intimidation to keep you from being a vessel of purity that will bring forth My glory. Be strong and arise to your destiny.

 

September 9, 2002: Attention! The devil has found an open door of accusation. For many who are being accused and slandered, you have opened the door by judging and accusing someone else, and what you've sown is now being reaped. For others, the door was opened through someone else's offense. In either case, you must rise up and disarm the enemy by confronting the spirit of the anti-christ that has been loosed against you, for if it goes unchecked, it will set about to paralyze you through condemnation, which will leave you with a sense of failure and despair. Be strong and of good courage, for I have given you power to trample and put under your feet all the works of the enemy. Rise up and exercise this authority, for victory is assured. Refuse to become a victim of this attack.

 

September 6, 2002: Watch and see; be amazed as I unfold things in your life that you could never have imagined. You were created in My image, and I am creative. I am loosing a wave of creativity over the face of the whole earth. Those who will be sensitive to My leading will be innovative in expressing My thoughts, My heart, and My nature. I am releasing you to sing, to dance, to play music, to write, to paint, to invent, to teach, to solve problems, and to prosper in what I have set you to do. Let Me guide you and direct you in this time of expansion, for I am liberating you to express yourselves in ways that are completely original. Go and do all that I have put in your heart to do, for it will certainly bring glory to the kingdom. The whole earth will be filled with My glory.

 

September 5, 2002: You have been tested and tried almost beyond your endurance, yet I have seen your perseverance. You have not given up, nor have you collapsed in despair. Today, I call you resolute, and I say, "Well done, good and faithful servant." You have had many opportunities to quit, yet you have not surrendered in defeat. You have stood bold and courageous in the face of adversity, and you have withstood every temptation to go back. Now you must stand against the temptation to fall into condemnation, for the enemy has come against you with lies and accusations. But, I tell you today that a judgement has been made in your favor, and you are on the brink of tremendous breakthrough. Be encouraged.

 

September 4, 2002: My people, you are on the threshold of advancement, but it is like a blind man standing at the crosswalk waiting for the light to change with nothing but a cane. You will not be able to see what is ahead before you step into it. Also watch and be prepared for a blast from the past as the enemy will do all that is in his power to keep you from progressing. Stay particularly strong in faith for strength and healing in the days ahead as attacks come against your body for the purpose of distraction and discouragement from what I have set and appointed you to do in this season. I say this to you so that you will not be caught unaware and off guard. Be strong, and remember that My power in you is greater than what the devil can throw at you.

 

September 3, 2002: Prepare for new encounters, new connections and new appointments. Do not count anything as insignificant, for I will use the smallest opportunities to change the course of a man or woman. Be sensitive to My leading, and don't overlook the details of any endeavor. Now is the time to awaken to new possibilities, for many have been in a state of spiritual slumber and have given in to dullness of heart and a sluggish mind. Shake off that which has kept you from moving forward in My purposes. This is a new day in a new season, a time to expect the unexpected. Be sharp.

 

September 2, 2002: I had a mini vision of children playing in a school yard. They were dividing up into groups and throwing rocks at each other. I heard the Lord say: Children, the time for division over petty issues, hurt feelings, and throwing stones at one another is over. It is time to put away childish things. There is a battle to fight and a war to win, but it is not against one another, nor is it waged in the flesh. The battle is in the heavenlies against the enemy of your souls, for indeed the devil has come to kill, steal and destroy. You must put your life in perspective and discern where it is important to stand and where you need to give in. Pick your battles carefully, and don't overlook your lessons of life in the fray. For, I am most certainly revealing your own heart in the midst of contention. The test is to see whether you will respond to correction and chastening in a manner that will result in spiritual growth.

 

September 1, 2002: I can hear the Lord saying this morning that He has taught us about being His place of habitation. He has spoken to us about our foundations and walls. He is just about to do a work of remodeling and renovation. He is going to remodel and renovate our temples and places of His habitation. Our insides are about to take on a new look. This is an inside spiritual work.

 

August 30, 2002: My people, I am calling you to greater discernment as you hear and read the prophetic word. I will give you eyes to see and ears to hear only truth. Test and try that which is presented to you to in the same way you would test a meal set before you by tasting to see if it is good. To prophets who once heard My voice with clarity but whose hearts have grown dull and heavy and whose eyes have become sightless: I am stirring you up again to hear My pure word. You are being drawn to My heart once again. Be careful not to let the words you bring forth become tainted by your emotions. Let purity flow forth like a river. Do not give My people your cup of bitterness and pride to drink as a counterfeit of My living water. Refuse to be drawn off course by an impassioned stand for pet doctrines and old platforms built on the pride of a seer. Put your head on My breast to know the rhythm of My heartbeat, and bring forth a word from My heart and not your own.

 

August 29, 2002: Galatians 5:7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?
I have set you on a course to fulfill My purposes. I have chosen, called, equipped and sent you, but now you find yourself wavering. Who hindered you? Who has brought discouragement to your heart and brought My glory to shame? I say, rise up and take your position once again to perform all that I have set you to do. Shake off the condemnation that has been sent to cause you to abandon your mission. Now is the time to move forward as I renew your direction and sense of purpose and give you strength to accomplish what I have set you to do.

 

August 28, 2002: Be silent all flesh. You have been in the whirlwind, in the shaking and in the fire; you have felt a little off balance and needing to get your feet on solid ground again. And, I say, you need to take inventory of your life to see the value of what you've been through. Now is the time to sort and sift your experiences so that you can take to heart those things that can strengthen you spiritually and discard what distracted and separated you from eternal values and perspective. Take time to distill the activities and lessons of the past few months, and be transformed by extracting only the pure essence of My nature and character that was formed in you.

 

August 27, 2002: I have spoken to your hearts in recent days not to think of yourself more highly than you ought, and you made a firm commitment to be humble and contrite. But, you have not allowed Me to change your heart, so your effort has only produced false humility. You have continued to judge and criticize those around you and have put yourself above them in so doing because of insecurity. Now is the time to change your mind so that I can change your heart. Haven't I said in My Word that if you compare yourselves one with another you are not wise? You must rise up in the Spirit and lose your sense of self-consciousness so that you can stop comparing and competing. Your acceptance and worthiness can only come by the Spirit and never in the soul realm. I say, cease striving! Come into that place in Me of peace and rest and stability.

 

August 26, 2002: I speak to those who have undergone some shaking and upheaval and have been left feeling off-balance and unsure of yourself. I say to you, do not take yourself or your emotions too seriously. This is a time of purging and cleansing and of course correction. Quiet your soul and move by the Spirit into the next phase. Let all that has been challenged and shaken go. Do not try to resurrect that which needs to die. You must release the past before you can embrace the future, and I do have a plan for your future. Do not be afraid or become self-conscious in your failures. I will lead you out of this time and establish you in greater maturity and stability. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

 

August 25, 2002: There are some who have sucked your vision dry and have lost hope of ever seeing the fulfillment of your dream.  The Lord says that your dreams can only vaporize because they have no substance.  His goals and purposes will be established as you relinquish your own ideas of what He is bringing to pass and how He will accomplish it.  Stop engineering your future, and trust Him.  You will NOT be disappointed.
 
Speaking of disappointment, the Lord wants you to identify and deal with your disappointments.  They are the result of presumption and taking what He said or showed you beyond His intentions.  He gave you a glimpse of what HE would do, and you took it upon yourself to do it for Him…to help Him out.  He says to you, “Come into rest.”  He is still greater than your misunderstandings and misinterpretations.  If you will yield, He is going to bring you into the realm of promises fulfilled, but it will still not look like what you expected.  Your expectation must be that NOTHING is impossible with God, but He won’t do the impossible within the confines of your possibilities and your own imagination.  Kick away the boundaries, and refuse to try to figure out what He will do.  Rather, watch and wait for Him to unfold His plan and purpose.  Your greatest eternal benefit in retrospect will be the process and not the end result.
 
You, who are plagued by failure and a sense of never attaining to His highest and best for you:  you seem to almost never get your head above water, but the Lord says that you are a perfectionist, and you will never measure up to your own standard.  He wants you to replace your standard of achievement with His standard of communion, fellowship and love.  He will do in you what you are unable to do.  Trust Him in that.
 
You have come to a line of demarcation.  You are about to cross over that line into new spiritual territory, and you will never be the same.  You will not walk this way again.  Events will unfold in rapid succession.  It will suddenly seem as though your “fast forward” button has been pushed.  In a moment of time everything once familiar will take on a tone of unfamiliarity as life’s opportunities become electric, intense, accelerated.  Well-established boundaries will seem to evaporate as you stretch beyond your normal and accepted limitations.  Some will be thrust out to the cutting edge of revolution while others will support and facilitate.  Still others will look on with great interest and be changed not by what is required of them, but by what they witness.  Only the most secluded and isolated will be left relatively unchanged.
 
There is a storm arising from the East  that will be like a brush fire spreading quickly and devouring everything in its path.  Only that which has been through the fire and been tempered by it will stand.  I keep thinking that our God is a consuming fire, so we must be found IN Him, in the fire.

East –  ~dq qedem keh'-dem
 1) east, antiquity, front, that which is before, aforetime
 1a) front, from the front or east, in front, mount of the East
 1b) ancient time, aforetime, ancient, from of old, earliest time
 1c) anciently, of old (adverb)
 1d) beginning
 1e) east

 

August 23, 2002: Behold, My eyes are looking over the whole earth to find men and women whose hearts are truly set on Me. I seek those with whom I can trust the prophetic message of My heart for My people. They will be those who are humble and contrite and would not even consider taking the glory for My work and My power. I will call you Insiders, for I will share the inside scoop of what I am doing today in the kingdom. I will give you a cutting-edge word, which will be sharper than any sword and will cut to the heart of every matter. This is no time to play prophetic games for fame and fortune, for if you do that you will be cut off by that same sword. Let your heart be true and your hunger for My presence go unabated, for those who hunger and thirst shall be satisfied.

 

August 21, 2002: Now is a time when you can make unusual progress spiritually, but you must pay particularly close attention to difficulties that arise to see clearly your carnal nature and those elements that produce failure. If you will be alert you will be able to expose the very foundation of your thoughts and motives that always bring a downfall. For, I am revealing your own heart to you so that you can recognize the process of your intentions for personal advantage that undermines your integrity and blocks your success. Take these opportunities to allow complete exposure of your heart so that a thorough cleansing can be accomplished. Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

 

August 20, 2002: There are ravenous wolves among you. They have crept in unnoticed and without warning. My sheep are being scattered. Arise, My shepherds, and gather them in; bring them back into the safety of My sheepfold. Gather My little ones who have wandered and been chased away. The enemy of your souls has crept in under cover of darkness and deception and carried some into captivity. Have I not called you for this time to set My people at liberty? I have called you to do this and more. Use what I have given you to do the work of the Kingdom. Do you hear My voice calling to your heart today? Rise up and do the work; you are My body, My hands, My feet, My eyes, My ears, My mouth. I have given you a shepherd's anointing; rescue the perishing. Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD."

 

August 19, 2002: Be strong and courageous. Refuse to allow your heart to melt with fear during the turbulent time ahead. This time of upheaval will afford you priceless opportunities to make a course correction, and it is imperative that you come to correction when presented the chance. My plans for you are extraordinary, but they will only be fulfilled in those whose hearts have been purified through fiery trials and the testing of faith. All that will not withstand the fire will be consumed, but that which remains will be everlasting. Do not try to preserve that which cannot survive the heat. Let go of everything that is a deterrent to forward motion. 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

 

August 16, 2002: Behold, I am removing the false prophets from high and lofty places, for the pride of their hearts has deceived them. They have exalted themselves as the eagle and have set their nests among the stars. But, I will bring them down and destroy those who are wise in their own eyes. Yes, but I am also raising up and bringing forth a new breed of prophet whose hearts are set on Me alone. They will not speak from their own understanding, but will wait for a word from Me. They will only declare what they hear in the secret place of thunder. And, when they prophesy it will be with great power and clarity; they are indeed the sons of thunder who bring forth the hidden mysteries and treasures of My kingdom. Watch and be amazed, for I will release them shortly.

 

August 15, 2002: I have revealed Myself as the Desire of Nations, Lamb of God, Savior, Son of the Most High, Redeemer, Prophet, Teacher, Shepherd, Protector, Provider, Physician, Advocate, Deliverer, Lord and King. And, you have experienced My grace in these ways. But, now I want you to know Me as your Bridegroom, for you are the people of My betrothal. I have entered a covenant with you that will not be broken. I have paid the price of the dowry, and you are My beloved. Turn from your harlotry, and receive Me as your loyal friend, constant companion, intimate lover and eternal husband. I tell you honestly that the day is at hand that I will come for My Bride. Prepare.

 

August 14, 2002: I am revealing greater truths and deeper mysteries that will cause you to know Me in a more intimate way. For, you cannot truly know yourself until you know Me. Then, stop and consider; ponder your existence. Take time to know your own heart. I am bringing you to a more profound understanding of what you have already observed and known. Take time to come into My presence and be renewed in faith and purpose. For, I will introduce you to simplicity of faith by stripping away all that has hindered your walk with Me. All darkness, hypocrisy, and presumption will vanish away when you see Me face to face. Come, all you who hunger and thirst, you will be satisfied.

 

August 13, 2002: Beloved, you cannot compromise the Word and violate your own conscience and remain in right relationship with Me. To those who are drifting because of your choices to satisfy the flesh I say, you are not only adrift, but you are heading into stormy seas. These storms will not be of My selection, but will be the result of the choices you have made to move away from the safety of obedience. Now is the time to return to My presence and earnestly pursue My will and live according to My standard. Make your calling and election sure. Consider your place of allegiance, and establish your loyalty. You cannot serve yourself and Me. Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

 

August 12, 2002: I had a dream of my life being expressed within the confines of a defragmentation grid with every square being placed in proper order. Every square represented a facet of my life. And, the Lord says, I am doing a great work in the hearts of My people. I am rearranging your priorities and putting things in the order that will cause you to be more effective in what I have called you to do. Do not resist this process, for it would only delay the inevitable. Be prepared for expansion, but be advised that this expansion will not take place until that which has been useless is gone. Your life must be built on the proper foundation, the Rock (Jesus Christ), and all that is useless is now being consumed with the fire of My presence. That which remains will be pure.

 

August 9, 2002: Be alert and stay strong, for just when it seems like you're getting your bearings and getting back on track, the enemy will do what he can to derail you. It is imperative that you not act according to the dictates of your emotions or be carried off course by a whim. Let everything you do be firmly grounded on the principles of My Word, and do nothing that you don't absolutely know is My will for your life. Be warned, again, that a seducing spirit has an assignment against you and will gain ground and opportunities through your discontentment. This is no time to grumble and complain. Let Me be your all in all. Trust Me to work all things to good, and refuse to take matters into your own hands.

 

August 8, 2002: Beloved, you are coming to the end of a spiritual season, and you are in a time of completion before the beginning of the next cycle. This time has given you cause to feel displaced, having a sense of loss and a questioning of your purpose in My kingdom. You feel as though you are in some sort of vacuum, and your reaction has been one of insecurity. But, I say, wait. Take this time to draw near to Me, for surely I will open up new opportunities for you to bring glory to My kingdom. I will direct you and guide you. The next phase will suddenly explode on the scene, and you will not have to question what part you will play. You will do what comes naturally without a second thought. Take the time you now have to regroup and reestablish kingdom principles and priorities in your life.

 

August 7, 2002: I would have you come as a child with no confidence in your ability to think or reason or understand and with no reliance on your own strength, inherent gifts or natural ability. I call you to rise up in My Spirit and to see your life and your circumstances from My vantage point. You must know that apart from Me you can do nothing. Yet, you work and strive to achieve some sense of value and accomplishment when you are already valuable to Me, and all you need to do is rest. Let My glory manifest, for My glory will only be revealed when you cease from your own labor. This is not to say that you should be idle, for when you rest in Me, I will activate you for My purposes. And, in the process of being about My business, you will find yourself rejuvenated and energized. I tell you the truth, weariness does not come from activity; it comes from the despair of self-effort. Release yourself into divine purpose and be stimulated by My Spirit to accomplish My eternal goals. Remember that I will not share My glory with man.

 

August 6, 2002: A seducing spirit has been loosed against you, My people. It has made some feel like a babe in the womb about to be aborted. This spiritual attack has caused you to feel disconnected and irrelative to your current surroundings and people. Refuse to allow the enemy to deceive you into believing that you have no importance in My kingdom, for he will try to single you out so that you will be more vulnerable to his destruction. Make the effort to connect again to those who have been important to you, and be honest with yourself with regard to your motives in every situation. There are some things at this time that need to be released, but you must be sure that you don't discard the good with the bad. Evaluate your choices in light of what I have spoken to you and revealed to your heart about where you are and what you are doing.

 

August 5, 2002: I have provided opportunities for change. Use this time to take full advantage of these occasions to make wise choices. For some, these changes will amount to a fine tuning of your life, which will result in eliminating things that waste your time and effort and make your life less cluttered and more efficient. For others, there will be a great, sweeping change that will uproot you and deposit you in completely new surroundings. Either way, I am with you to guide you every step of the way. The key to success is that you depend upon Me for direction and wisdom, and all you have to do is ask and be sensitive to My leading. Do not be afraid of what is ahead of you. Set your face to always seek My peace in the midst of upheaval.

 

August 2, 2002: You are My prophets, priests and kings. I am preparing you to go forth in mighty power to do business in My name. This equipping will take the form of stripping you of all that is detrimental to My kingdom purposes. You must be free of all that divides your heart and keeps you from complete loyalty. I have drawn a line in the sand, and those who are for Me will gather in extreme determination, resolution and intention. You will no longer be able to walk in two camps. You will have to choose who you will serve. You will see this decision being made all around you, for those who love you will love you all the more and those who despise you will do so with a vengeance. Those who gather in My name will be sent forth in great power and My glory will be poured forth in splendor. All of creation awaits this release.

 

August 1, 2002: Haven't I said that all that can be shaken will be shaken? But, I say to you, when things are being shaken and seem to be crumbling around you, it is not a time for you to give in to pressures or to give up and quit. I have given you a firm foundation on which to stand, the truth of My Word. Do not rely on that which is temporal. I have called you to be an overcomer, and now is the time to establish priorities in your life and to determine that which has eternal value. You must separate the precious from the vile. If you lack wisdom, ask. Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

 

July 31, 2002: Beloved, I hear the questions of your heart, "How do I proceed?" You are indeed on the threshold of new opportunities as you enter new spiritual territory, and you have not been this way before. But, I have gone before you; I know the end from the beginning, and I am your Shepherd. I will lead you out in safety. Do not fear what is ahead, for I am with you to guide you. I am establishing kingdom consciousness in you so that your heart will begin to expand to always consider the greater purposes of My kingdom. The days of self-centeredness are coming to an end, for you who were not a people will become a people united to accomplish My plans. Do not seek to be significant even in what I have called you to do, for I will exalt those who have lost their own identity and have humbled and submitted themselves to Me. And, I will humble those who seek notoriety.

 

July 30, 2002: The battle has intensified, and the attacks have been severe. The enemy is doing what he can to convince you that you're off track, out in left field, and that you really don't belong where you are. He would have you believe that you have missed God, and that there is no way back to where you need to be. But, I tell you that your feelings of displacement are the result of not having been this way before. You are in unfamiliar spiritual territory. Refuse to succumb to this place of fear, for the devil's aim is to overpower you with intimidation and cause you to be disabled through condemnation. Now is the time to seek Me with a whole heart. Come to your trysting place, that place of sweet communion and intimate fellowship where I will speak to you face to face. I will bring comfort and the assurance of great victory over the enemy of your soul. Come!

 

July 29, 2002: These are days when you must discern My will and purpose in every situation. Do nothing apart from My leading. Making decisions and effecting change without My direction and guidance could be disastrous, and would set you back. Have I not said that I will direct the steps of the righteous? You are righteous by the blood of the Lamb, and I will lead, guide, and direct you if you will seek Me for wisdom. Do not lean on your own understanding. If you will truly seek My will, you can make great progress in this season. I tell you truthfully that some of the decisions that you are about to make will seem the most logical, but will not be according to My perfect will for you. This is a time when you can learn to exercise spiritual discernment instead of operating from instinct and intuition.

 

July 26, 2002: Take time now to refocus, re-establish priorities, and refire. You heart still desires My presence, and you have chosen to serve Me, but your flesh has been actively pulling you away from My Spirit. Get back to the center of your life where your desire and love for Me outweigh every other consideration. Re-establish yourself in divine love and purpose. Refuse to be drawn away by issues of life and busyness. Your faith is still intact, but you have been shaken by certain situations and carried along by your circumstances. Plant your feet again on the solid ground of My covenant with you. Remind yourself again of who you are in Me. Today, come into My peace. Take time to rest in My presence and hear My voice.

 

July 25, 2002: I had a mini vision of someone who was walking along a trail that was overgrown with vegetation, this person suddenly looked around and wondered where he was. And, the Lord said, I see you who have gotten off track and distracted by many things, including where you were going and what you were doing. You haven't forsaken Me, but I have not been the mainstay of your existence. Now you find yourself wandering outside of My perfect will and purpose for your life. You have just begun to awaken to the fact that you are off course. I say to you that you are not so far off that you can't find your way back. All you have to do is look up instead of looking at where you are now. I will direct your steps and prepare the path before you, but you must look to Me and trust Me. Colossians 3:2 "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth."

 

July 24, 2002: Heads up! The enemy has come against places of old weakness and is challenging again areas where you have had only partial victory. Do not allow a spirit of fear to intimidate you in these challenges. I say, rise up in My strength and take a strong position of defense. Be ready to fight, and do not let your guard down. Do not forget your authority to overcome all the works of darkness. I am for you, and I will not leave you without power to gain the victory in every situation. This is not time to cave in. Victory is assured.

 

July 23, 2002: To those who feel lost and abandoned, you don't seem to fit anywhere or know how or where to fit, I tell you that I am bringing you to higher ground. But, before you can move ahead I will have you deal with misplaced dependency. My desire is for you to depend upon Me. I am tearing down the idols in your life and revealing those places of selfish desire, presumption, and insecurity that have caused you to seek fulfillment through the flesh and in the world. Beloved, I want to bring you to eternal perspective. It is My desire that you look beyond your circumstances and desires, and yield your vessel to kingdom purpose. You will only find the perfect fit and feel accepted when you take your place in Me. Refuse to be driven by your need for personal acceptance and approval.

 

July 22, 2002: I say, today is a day of liberty and of being loosed from the chains of bondage that have kept you bound and in obscurity. I speak to those who have chosen to harbor an offense and to live with the consequences of being wounded. Now is the time to forgive and release those who have spoken words or taken action against you. I tell you truthfully that as long as you take this offense to heart, you will exist in the darkness of your soul and be cut off not only from those who hurt you but from Me, says the Lord. Come into the light of freedom by making a conscious choice to forgive and leave the past behind. Today is a new day with great potential and possibilities, but you will miss the opportunities of fellowship and the sweetness of My presence if you stay in this place of unforgiveness.

 

July 19, 2002: Beloved, if you are willing, I will show you your heart. There are areas in your life that have been obscured from your understanding. This is because you have protected places of darkness and have been unwilling to have them revealed. You have not been honest with yourself, and the fear of seeing the worst in yourself has caused you to hide. You cannot progress until truth is revealed. Do not be afraid, for I am greater than your heart, and I will not only pull back the veil and bring light and truth, but I will also bring understanding, healing, and a release from bondage. Many of your life-long problems stem from that which has been hidden away and inaccessible. Come, and let Me do this work in you, for it is My desire that you be totally and completely free.

 

July 18, 2002: I have given you seed. I have given you dreams and visions. I have given you hope for the future. But, as with any seed, it has to fall to the ground and die before it can take root, spring up, and bring forth fruit. You must be willing to let your hopes and expectations be buried in obscurity. You will know soon enough if that seed had life in it or if what you buried was your own fantasies with no basis in spiritual reality. Either way, you win. What is dead needs to be buried. If what has been buried brings forth life, you will go forth rejoicing; if it does not, you will walk away free. Do not be afraid to let go.

 

July 17, 2002: This is a time of completion, of the ending of an old phase of activity. Now is the time to tie up loose ends and evaluate what is worth hanging on to and what must be released. As you look back on the past months and years and those things that have occupied your time and thoughts, rejoice in the victories and in the ways you have grown and in the wisdom you have gained. But, also turn loose of those things that did not work out as you had planned or expected, and do not allow discouragement and disappointment to bring you to defeat. Forgive, release, and liberate yourself from the past, and prepare to move forward unencumbered by what has kept you shackled. Shake yourself free of all fantasy and presumption.

 

July 16, 2002: Refuse to sink down in hopeless defeat. Bring yourself to remembrance of what I have assigned to you, and do not consider any act of obedience to be insignificant. Rejoice in circumstances that bring opportunities to learn obedience. Truly, I am presenting you with many opportunities to choose right attitudes and behavior and to discern My heart and My will in the midst of confusion. Rise up out of the dead ashes of grief and sorrow over your own failures and disappointment. Do not allow condemnation to have any place in you. It is time to go forward with a clear mind and heart to face new challenges and to embrace new assignments. I am with you. I will most certainly light the path ahead of you and direct your steps. Do not be afraid.

 

July 15, 2002: Take your post and set a watch, for the enemy has launched an attack against you to bring discontentment and fear. The discontentment will bring up old desires and fantasies that have not been fulfilled in your life. Then, fear will come to convince you that you've made wrong choices, missed the boat, and that your goals are irretrievable. A lying spirit has been sent against you to cause you to believe that it is too late to make corrections or to regain what has been lost. But, I say to you, cast down the lying spirit and command the spirit of fear to go. Quiet your soul that has been shaken by these doubts, and get back to spiritual reality. I have directed the steps of those whose hearts are yielded to Me. I have brought you thus far and have planted you firmly in My kingdom, not for your own satisfaction, but for My purposes. You continue to be in the crucible, for this is a time of refining, and you will come forth in purity. Do not resist this process.

 

July 12, 2002: The people of Abraham lived in tents, which were temporary dwelling places. This was a type and shadow to remind you, My people, that your physical bodies, your earthly tents, are only transient. You are pilgrims passing through this life on your way to an eternal dwelling, an immortal, celestial body. I say to you then, do not invest yourself in that which is passing away. Do not value the temporary things of this life, but invest yourself in that which is to come. Now is the time to re-evaluate your life to see clearly where you are investing your affections and desires and regain eternal perspective. Do not be deceived into thinking that some day you will yield to My will and My purposes...in the sweet by and by. If I am not your Lord and King now in the temporary things of the earth, I will not be your Lord and King in eternity. Matthew 13:45-46 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."

 

July 11, 2002: I am bringing you through times and seasons, situations and circumstances that will teach you valuable lessons, not the least of which is to mind your own business. I want you to learn how to rest in My presence and live in My peace. This, for many of you, will take a conscious effort until you are trained by obedience. Keep your mind clear and evaluate every situation to see what it requires of you, and then do what you are able to do. Leave those things alone that you are unable to change or meet the challenge of. Those things you have no power over will present opportunities to pray in faith and see your mountains move. Be very deliberate in your evaluations, and trust Me to bring wisdom in every detail.

 

July 10, 2002: Your heart yearns to know what the future holds and when and how your dreams and visions will come to pass. I say, the fulfillment of My plans and purposes will come in due season. But, you cannot live in the future. You must live today and take care of My business for this time. There is enough for you to do today without worrying about tomorrow, next week or next year. Your desired destination and reward will not bring the greatest benefit to your life. It is the process of reaching your goal that will provide the circumstances and situations that bring opportunities for My manifest presence and glory. Overcoming the flesh and victories over the powers of darkness will bring the greatest satisfaction. Let the testing of your faith produce the fruit of righteousness. Your obsession with a future goal only reveals discontentment with what and where you are now. Have I not said that godliness with contentment is great gain?

 

July 9, 2002: In the midst of the whirlwind of activity and confusion, I hear your heart wondering who you are and where you fit. Suddenly it seems as though you are no longer the same person you were, and yet you are not the person you will be. I speak to those who are in an identity crisis. I know this is not a comfortable place for you to be, but I am changing you into My image. Did you hear Me? I am changing you. You certainly are not the person you were, nor are you the person you are becoming. But, you must trust Me to only purge and prune that which is unproductive in My kingdom. I am bringing you through the fires of purification, and it will be necessary for you to redefine yourself in terms of who I AM and not who you think you are or ought to be. Beware lest the enemy move into this place of insecurity and pull you down into self-focus and condemnation. This phase will not last forever; be patient and continue to seek My face and to know Me, for that is what will redefine and bring clarity to your life.

 

July 8, 2002: You, My church, are the Elijah Company, and I say to you that some of you have been in a whirlwind of activity that has left you reeling and unsure of what to do next. Others have been in the fire that has burned up the chaff, but left you feeling like your house has burned down and you have escaped with only a few belongings. You have been suffering with a sense of loss. There are still others who feel like you've been in an earthquake where everything that could be shaken has been shaken. Then, there are those who have wrapped your face in your mantle and have come back to a place of seeking to fulfill what I have called you to do. For, there was a time that it seemed that you had forsaken your calling and departed from My perfect plan and divine will for your life. But, I say, you are about to rise up in resurrection power. I am going to release you into greater anointing and glory than you have experienced thus far. There is still much work to be done, and it is time for you to come out of the cave and get on with My business.

 

July 5, 2002: I speak to those who have gone through a period of change where there has been a flurry of rearrangement in your life. You thought this would bring peace, contentment and happiness, but I see your heart of disappointment and confusion. I say to you that the change was good and was according to My will. The restructuring of your life was necessary and led by My Spirit. What you are now dealing with is an identity crisis. You have adjusted naturally and physically, but now is the time to adjust spiritually. This is a new day, and it is now time to be re-established on the firm foundation of faith. You need to put down roots in this new ground, and refuse to give in to the temptation to be discouraged, for you will bear fruit if you will continue on in the assurance of My purposes. Do not allow the enemy to steal your joy because of this time of transition. Ask for wisdom, and I will give it. Ask for direction, and I will guide you.

 

July 4, 2002: Beloved, come away from your busyness, and rest in My presence. Take time to become one with Me. Quiet yourself so that you can know the intentions of My heart. Stop striving, and let Me organize and orchestrate your life in every aspect. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29.11) I want to elevate you and bring you higher, but I cannot do that as long as you operate independently and exclusively. You have made an extreme effort to avoid rejection and persecution. But, you can no longer be separated from My Body and be one with Me. Now is the time to overcome the fear of what man can do and learn the fear of the Lord. Do not reserve yourself in any way from total commitment to My purposes. Release yourself from all that holds you back.

 

July 3, 2002: I see a striving among My people, a jockeying for position, and a desire to be #1 and to be in a position of prime importance, known and appreciated by all. But, I say to you that this is a vain ambition. The enemy has sown these seeds of discontentment, pride and self-importance in your heart to keep you from being productive in My kingdom. How can you do the work of ministry when your desires lead to idolatry? Are you not in danger of putting yourself on the throne of your own heart instead of allowing Me to be your King? Be content, I say, for I will place you in positions that will not only glorify Me, but will also present you with opportunities for your greatest spiritual growth. The lessons that you must learn will be taught most effectively through the circumstances produced by these positions and will be of vital importance to your future, for you must learn to submit and yield to authority before you can take authority. Haven't I said that I will exalt the humble? Humble yourself, therefore, and submit to My guidance and direction.

 

July 2, 2002: Watch and be amazed, for I will show wonders in the heavens and signs on the earth. I am bringing about unity in My kingdom such as has never been seen since the beginning of My Church. But, this coming together will not be by natural means or by the desire and work of men. It will be the result of each one seeking to be totally dedicated and consecrated to Me, says the Lord. For, I will draw you to Myself with fervent desire and impassioned longing for My Bride to be one with Me. This unity will only follow a time of marked division and separation of those whose hearts are totally yielded to Me and those hypocrites who draw near to Me with their mouths, but their hearts are far from Me. Watch, then, for a time of trouble and division in the United Kingdom the events of which will usher in national unity. Surely, this will be a sign of My work in the heavenlies.

 

July 1, 2002: I had a vision of several boats full of water and about to sink, and the phrase went through my mind that loose lips sink ships. And, I heard the Lord say, set a guard at your mouth and learn to control your tongue, for the words of your mouth will not swamp someone else's vessel; they will swamp and sink your own. You, My people, are collectively the Church, and when enough of you in one assembly begin to speak from the flesh, about flesh issues, to flesh, you are in danger of destroying My ministry and My opportunities to be glorified in your place on the earth. Have I not said that if I be lifted up I will draw all men unto Myself? Then, when you come together do not focus on or speak about one another. Do not criticize and judge and condemn those around you. Rather, speak of heavenly things and impart My vision and My heart and My purposes.

 

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