Prophetic Utterance through Bill Burns
April 30, 2001: To those who are seeking direction, I say, look first unto Me. If you will seek My face and ask for the wisdom that is necessary, will I withhold it from you? Will I not give it to you? Will I not speak to you? Will I not bring confirmation? If I would ask Gideon in the days of old to test Me according to My purposes, will I not today bring the answers that you seek? Will I not open the doors that are before you? Would you not come in faith asking that I shut the doors that you do not need to go through? I say, believe and receive! You have sought for the answers and walked mile after mile in your weariness seeking that which I have spoken to you, looking for that which I have promised. This is the fulfilling of all things. That which you have sought shall now, in the immediate future, come to pass. Please understand that those things that are before you will not always be before you! You are closer today to the promise than you were when you first heard the word of the Lord. You are closer now to receiving that which I have spoken, and it is My purpose to bring forth a multitude of promises at the same time so there can be no denial of My word. It will come in such a way and in so many places that there will be an absoluteness that I have moved and that which I have said will come to pass. Do not become discouraged! Renew the promise now, that which I have spoken to you before. Mix it with faith and hide it again in the good ground of your heart. Every promise that has been birthed by My Spirit and given unto you will be fulfilled in these days. These are the days of glory. These are the days of the overcoming church, the days of the promise of the firstborn and the sons of God in the kingdom!
April 15, 2001: If you will, like Abraham, lift up your eyes to the Hill called Calvary...and even, I say, beyond that Hill to the empty tomb, I shall raise you up to rule and to reign with Me. I shall reveal the dominion and the dimension of My Spirit that you have not yet seen. For, it is My purpose to bring forth a victorious church. It is My purpose to prepare a people, a remnant of those who shall flourish and come to Zion. They shall be prepared for the habitation of the very ends of the world, for I say that the end of the age is upon you. Is it not written that the Day of the Lord cometh? But, when does it come? I say it begins in the midnight hour when you know not and when the world sleeps. When the very early rays of the dawning of the Son of Man, the Daystar, begins to appear upon the horizon that will be the sign unto you that the end of the age comes. For this purpose I speak to you today -- prepare the way of your hearts that they may be fully established in Me that you may go forth and prepare the way of My coming in this world. I am not only the Lamb; I am the Lion. I am not only the Lion, but I am the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Mighty God who comes upon His people before He comes to bring judgment to the earth. I say, be expecting a brand new day, a new beginning, a time that I am about to reveal to you in which you can step out into the new and leave the old behind...a day when you will no longer worry, but you will become a people of faith. I have said, "Will I find any faith on the earth?" But, I declare that I have a people in whom the seed of My faith has been planted, and it is even now growing like that tiny seed that becomes a tree. Today be encouraged and step out into a new dimension of My presence and My kingdom, for I come quickly.
April 4, 2001:
This morning I was awakened at 3:33 a.m., and the Lord said, "Tell My people they must discern the winds that are blowing. Two winds are presently blowing, and the third is yet to come. The names of these winds are the wind of change, the wind of adversity, and the wind of Pentecost."
I then sought the Lord for understanding about these winds, and this is what He revealed to me. The wind of change is the Lord's wind that has been blowing since January. The wind of change is a wind of purification. This wind is for the purpose of preparing God's people for the season of Pentecost. The Lord's wind is a chastening wind to remove the impurities (sin) from His people so that He can move them into the fullness of His purposes and power. This is God's wind, and we must submit to its cleansing power and allow it to remove all defilement from His temple, which temple we are.
Hebrews 12:5-8 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives." If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons.
The Lord is in process of bringing His sons into His glory. The wind of change is for the purpose of changing His sons from glory to glory into His image. These sons are the sons of glory.
The wind of adversity is Satan's wind. This wind is one of destruction, and we are not to submit to this wind. Satan's wind has begun to blow on God's people. Satan has sent this wind as an opposing force to the wind of change. This is why the Lord said that we must discern the winds that are blowing. When we are being chastened and perfected, we have a tendency to assume that everything that is happening to us is from God. The Lord does not want us to submit to Satan's wind, He wants us to rebuke the winds of adversity. We find ourselves caught between the winds, which creates somewhat of a whirlwind, and confusion will be the result if we yield to Satan's wind. If we will ask the Lord for the gift of discernment, He will give it to us, and we will be able to discern the source of the wind. We can then either submit to God's cleansing wind or rebuke Satan's wind of destruction.
God's wind is designed to prepare us for the third wind, which will begin to blow at the season of Pentecost. Satan's wind is designed to keep us distracted from God's purpose so that we are not prepared for Pentecost. The third wind (wind of the Third Day) is coming to bring God's people into the fullness of the Spirit.
now to the voice of the Master: "Awaken now, My people. Be
alert and stand guard over your circumstances. The wind of the
enemy is coming like a flood, but I am raising up the standard of
My word to warn you. I say, rebuke the winds of adversity. Stand
up and say, 'Peace! Be still!' to the destructive forces that
have been sent against you. Be wise as serpents, and do not
submit yourselves to their attacks. Soon the wind of change will
bring you into the wind of Pentecost, and when that day fully
comes, you shall hear the sound of My mighty rushing wind. It is
My intention to once again bring My church into the fullness of
Pentecost. When My temple is cleansed, the wind will blow and the
fire will fall and you will be filled with the fullness of My
Spirit. You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon
you. This is the third-day outpouring that shall equip this
generation to do mighty exploits in the name of their God. Arise
now like eagles and spread your wings and allow the wind of
change to lift you above the wind of adversity. The wind of
change will bring you forth to your destination, and then my
eagles shall ride upon the wind of My power. You shall trample
the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
on the day that I do this, says the Lord of Hosts." (Malachi
March 31, 2001: I have found a people after My own heart. I have searched the world over. I have looked, I have looked under the rocks; I have looked in the caves, but I have a people now who are after My own heart even as David was. I am bringing them forth even in this hour that the manifestation of the Tabernacle of David might again be seen in the earth in a greater dominion and power than you can believe. Rise up! Become a warrior like David; become one of David's mighty men. It is time to take up the sword and destroy the enemy before you. It is time to go down into the pit to fight the lion on a snowy day and gain the victory! It is time that you walk in a place of boldness and a place of power without fear of man, or demon, or circumstance. It is time for Me to set My people free, for I am the Lord of glory, and those who are set free will be free indeed.
I say unto you that those who have been tested, those who have been tried, those who have yearned for My presence are now going to see Me face to face. You have persisted and not gone back nor turned away. You have not given up. And, I know that it has been hard, but I say, the reward will be worth the journey, and the reward will far outweigh every weight that you have endured and every cloud that you have had to find your way through. I am about to do astounding and amazing things in the lives of My people that will leave you with your mouths open and leave you without breath.
THE BIG PUSH AND THE BREAKER
March 30, 2001:
Awaken, My people, for the cloud is moving. Your time in the wilderness is nearly over. It is time for you to break camp and get ready to move with Me. I am about to move among My people with great speed, for time is short, and I have yet many things to accomplish before the end comes.
I say, buckle up for the push, for My hand is coming to accelerate you and move you into the proper position, which will present many opportunities for My people. These are kingdom opportunities, which will become open doors that will thrust you forward into your destiny.
The enemy is mounting an attack against My chosen to try and stop this next moving of My Spirit. But, My big push will produce power as well as speed, and My people shall break through his ranks and overrun his camp. I will now be to My people the Lord of the Breakthrough. Have you not read that it is in the spring of the year when the kings go out to war? Is it not written that you are kings?
You are the Jacob generation that I have called forth to do battle in this the Third day. Micah 2:12-13 "I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold, Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head."
I will anoint you with the spirit of the breaker, and you shall go forth against the enemy with great speed and great power. I am about to propel you so that you will break through the ranks of the enemy and break up and scatter their camp. It shall be so that they will scatter from your presence. Yes, you will break through and scatter them seven ways.
this is the time of the push. I am going to push My people
through to victory. Lift up the hands that hang down. Gird
yourselves with the armor of God and make yourselves ready for
war. Joel 3:9-11 Proclaim this among the nations:
"Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of
war draw near, Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords
And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, 'I am
strong.'" Assemble and come, all you nations, And gather
together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O
March 10, 2001: I am the Lion of Judah. The first time I came as the Lamb, but now I come to the people of praise as the Lion of Judah. Can you hear My roar? I am calling you to rise up and lift up your voice like a lion. Declare My word in boldness and in power. Declare to the nations that I come quickly. I have been waiting for these days, for these are the days in which My people will have victory over the evil one.
It is true, My people, that Satan is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, but I say now the loudness of My roar shall overwhelm the voice of the enemy and his accusations against My people. Roar back, My people, for is it not written that you shall condemn every tongue that rises up against you in judgment?
And, the Lord says, "I am the Lion of Judah, but I am also the swift eagle who has come to take a prey. I have come to destroy the works of the evil one and take his food away from him, for he has been feeding upon My people. Watch now, for the enemy has come to steal the third-day anointing of resurrection power. You, My people, must be swifter than eagles to perceive the works of the enemy. And, you must be stronger than lions so that you may stand against the schemes of the enemy. It is time for you to roar against the enemy. It is time to take the prey and feed upon the blessings that I have come to give you.
March 4, 2001: Is this not Jacob--the generation of those who I am now calling to seek My face? Many have sought My guidance, and many have sought My hand, but now I am calling you "Jacob," the Third Day Church, to come forth in the power of My Spirit. It will not be for your own benefit, but it shall be to seek My face that I might reveal Myself to you. I have a great and wonderful journey on which to take you. It will be a journey of revelation through dreams, yes; through visions, yes, but I say face to face. Is it not written that in the third day I must catch you up into My presence where you will abide with Me? If you are abiding in My presence, will you not see Me face to face? Will that not become the strength of your character? Will I not quicken you in spirit so that you will know that you are My sons? I say, I am calling the sons of the kingdom forth. I am calling the sons of Jacob forth. I am calling the sons of the firstborn forth to inherit that which I have saved for the end of the age. And you, beloved, should know that I have saved the best wine for last. That wine will be revealed in you, My people. But, I say to you, that it requires a new wineskin. For your old ways of thinking will no longer keep you in the house. Your old habitations will no longer profit you. Your old methods of worship will no longer compel you to come aside and be with Me. I say, arise, you sons of Jacob. Come forth in the kingdom. Be not weary in this time of testing, for you must discern that the testing is for your own benefit. I say that in the testing I shall reveal Myself to you. I shall become your provision. I, Myself shall become your exceeding great reward in these the days of thunder. Have you heard it thunder? Have you seen the lightning bolts of My kingdom calling for a generation who shall experience Me? It is a generation who shall know Me in new ways. I have come today to reveal Myself in a way that you have not known before. Stand up and say here I am, Lord! Recognize My existence, for surely I come, and that I do quickly, says the Lord.
THE HOUSE OF BREAD
February 23, 2001:
Is it not written that at the time of the end many shall run to and fro to increase knowledge, but they will give heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned to fables? These are those who have itching ears, and they heap up for themselves teachers who will satisfy their own desires, and they will not endure sound doctrine.
Is it not written that the Day of the Lord is coming, and it is burning like an oven? Indeed, it is like a fire that is kindled in the hearts of those who serve Me.
There are those who would say to you that the Day of the Lord is coming, but I say it is already here. Is this not the Third Day, and is the Third Day not the Day of the Lord? Even as My first coming was a surprise to Israel, so will My second coming be a surprise to My church. Even as My first coming was hidden from most of those in Israel, so will My second coming be a mystery to those in the church.
Today, I will tell you plainly that I must come to My church before I come for My church. Even now I am coming to you, but many are missing the hour of their visitation. My church must first be washed by My water (Spirit) and purged by My fire so My bride will be found without spot or wrinkle at My coming.
These are the days of transformation and redefinition. I am transforming My church by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning. As My church is transformed, My apostles and prophets will bring a redefinition of true doctrine, and it will come by revelation knowledge of My word. Revelation will come forth from My written word as the mysteries of the end times are redefined.
Does it surprise you that I would come to you first in this manner in this the Day of the Lord? Consider once again My first coming, and learn of the pattern that was revealed. Is it not true that Bethlehem means the place of food in the house of bread? Is it not written that I am the Bread of Life? I am the bread, which came down from heaven. I became the bread of flesh, which is the Word that became flesh and dwelt with man.
Once again I am taking My people to Bethlehem to feed on Me, and I say, Come and dine on this bread from heaven. For, it will now become the revelation that will open the seals of the mysteries that have been hidden until this, the Day of the Lord, the Third Day of My glory.
John 6:35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
John 6:45 "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
February 11, 2001: This word comes in conjunction with the 5-month season of preparation that the church is presently in. The Lord recently spoke and said that in the first five months of the year 2001 we would find ourselves in Psalm 101. In the last seven months of 2001 we would find ourselves in Psalm 110.
And the Lord says, You are going to have many opportunities from now until the end of May. I will bring circumstance after circumstance that will allow the unseemly thing in you to have a chance to manifest. You might as well get ready and resign yourselves to it. You will have opportunities to overcome the sin that you succumb to again and again. In My mercy, I am allowing this. I am going to prepare you in the times ahead. How shall I prepare you without these opportunities?
Many of My people will blame Satan or other people for their adverse circumstances. It is true that Satan, or even other people used by Satan, will promote trouble that will produce unfavorable conditions, but you must understand that I am allowing these things for your own good. These situations are designed to strengthen you in your ability to overcome.
February 3, 2001: Do you not see and can you not perceive the work that I am doing? If you would but come into the heavenly realm, into the land of the Spirit, I would show you that I am about to give gifts unto men. I have set before each of you an open door. You would say, "Where is this open door?" I say to you that it is in the heavenly place. Therefore, you must ascend, you must come up, you must elevate yourself in the realm of the Spirit. You must move into the position that I have set for you. There is a door for each of you, giftings for the days that are ahead of you. Come! Do not allow the circumstances of this world to hold you. Do not allow your circumstances to bring fear. Do not allow the evil one to tempt you away from the path that I have set you on or the place that I have prepared for you. Again, I say come!
How would you know that these doors are there? It is written, ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and the door shall be opened. I say come, for I have open doors for you, and when you move through that door, no man can shut it. It has been reserved for such a time as this. It has been reserved for these, the days of glory. It has been reserved for My sons of glory, and I call unto you now to come forth in the kingdom position that I have prepared for you. I say again, come! Come.
Come and you shall find. Come and see the glory of that which I have held for you even in this moment. Come, children! The doors are open. Knock and it shall be opened. Come through the door in the heavenly realm and be seated at My table. I have set a table even in the presence of your enemies, and I have set a feast there for you to feed on. My good gifts are found upon that table. They are waiting for you to receive. Will you by faith come? Your place is set and your name tag is there before you. Heed the invitation this moment, and come receive the gift that I have saved for you even for this time, says the Lord God Almighty.
THE SEASON OF SONS
January 25, 2001:
"Have I not spoken to you in seasons past to watch for the manifestation of the sons of glory? Surely, I have spoken to you of these, the days of glory. Are you not aware that My glory is manifest on the Third Day? Is this day not that day, the one the prophets foretold?"
"Now I say to you plainly that this is the time of the manifestation of the first born, the sons who will stand in the glory of their fathers."
As I watched the Presidential Inauguration, the Spirit of the Lord quickened to my spirit the sign in the natural of that which He is about to do. This is the natural sign of what is about to take place in the Kingdom of God. I saw two sons stand in positions that their fathers had previous occupied. Franklin Graham opened with prayer in the position that was his father's. Then, George W. Bush took the place that his father had once occupied.
These two sons were standing in their fathers' glory. The atmosphere was charged with the anticipation of what these sons would accomplish. In like manner, all of creation is now eagerly waiting in earnest expectation for the revealing of the sons of God. (Romans 8:19)
In biblical terms, the first born was to receive a double portion of his father's estate as his inheritance. If this pattern holds, then both of these sons (George W. and Franklin) will be twice as effective and twice as successful as their fathers were.
God is also bringing many sons into His glory who will be twice as effective and twice as successful as their spiritual fathers were. The Third Day is the day of the manifestation of the glory of resurrection power. The sons of the Most High are entering into the Holy of Holies and are abiding in their Father's glory. It is not know what manner of people they will yet become, but when they are sent forth by their Father, they shall be called the Sons of His Glory, the sons of the Third Day.
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." (1 John 3:1-2)
January 21, 2001: Verily, verily, I say unto you that it shall no longer be by the plans of man, by the might of man, or the power of man. But, it shall from this day forth be by My Spirit, saith the Lord God. Is it not written that I am bringing many sons to glory? Those sons that I am calling even in this moment, those who have been seeking Me, those who have been yearning for more than just normal church are about to be drawn by My Spirit into the glorious light of revelation knowledge. I Myself will become your Teacher; I Myself will become your Counselor and your Guide. I will lead you by My Spirit into those places that I have taken dominion over, and by the presence of your authority and My anointing upon you, those kingdoms that are in this world shall become a position of dominion in My kingdom. For, I am sending you as sons of glory to establish points of authority in this land that I Myself shall inhabit, and the enemy shall flee even as the flood gates are open.
January 14, 2001: You are going to walk in a greater dimension of power than you ever have before. The revelation of the blood of Jesus Christ is going to become a weapon that is formed against the enemy that will loose the power of the Spirit, the power of the two-edged sword, and the enemy shall be driven into the sea, and nothing will show but his hinder parts. For, I say that My sons of glory are now arising to a place of revelation and strength. In them the power of resurrection shall become manifest in this world. I give unto you the gates of your enemies, those that have plagued you, those that have stood up against you, those that have lied to you, those that have stolen from you...today, I give you authority over their gates, and I tell you to remove those gates that have locked you out of your blessing. Remove those gates that have limited your resources. Remove those gates that have kept you from the gifts and blessings of the Lord. Those gates will not prevail against My church! Do even as Sampson did, and rip them from their hinges, and carry them to the top of the hill, to Zion, and cast them aside. For, they shall not longer have dominion over My people. This is the Third Day, the day of resurrection power, the day of liberty, and the day of the liberation of the sons of God to rule and reign with Me.
Our little Liberty gave us a sign today, something new. She had a notebook, and she had it on her lap. And the Lord said: write the vision, for it shall come to pass. Write that which I have put on your heart today, and do not forget it. Write it so that you may remember it. Write it that it may become strength within you. For you are about to have victory. Write it in the presence of the Lord, and declare it. Then, hide and watch; put it away, for it will come to pass.
January 6, 2001:
Surely I have spoken it in My word that after the second day I would come and revive My people. This is the purpose, and this is the reason why I am pouring out this present anointing, that I might restore you, revive you, and lift you into heavenly places. Do you hear the sound that comes forth? Is this not the new song? This is the song that I said My people would sing, for I say unto you that every time that I give a victory to My people, I give them a new song. I establish them in a new position of worship. I lift them into heavenly places where their worship goes forth like arrows of fire against the enemy. I say to you, My people, when you learn to walk in this dimension of truth, this dimension of worship, this present reality, the enemy will fall before you at the sound of your worship, at the sound of the new song. Have you learned the sound of the new song? It declares victory to My people, it declare the beginning of new times and new seasons in which My people shall prevail over all of the works of the enemy. For, it shall be in this day, the third day, that I will raise up a generation such as never been before. They shall walk in the glory and in the power of My word, in the power of My praise, and in the power of the Kingdom. I say to you, be restored, be refreshed, for once this refreshing is done, I am releasing My resurrection power into the hearts of those who will come and into the hearts of those who will scatter this word, the word of resurrection power. I say, come now and receive by the Spirit the living word that can be engrafted into your heart that will cause a freshness to come upon you, a reality of the spiritual kingdom. In these next days, I will reveal Myself to you in a new way if you will but seek a present knowledge of Me, says the Lord.
2001 Is Here!
January 1, 2001:
The winds of
change are blowing.
The storms of life are raging.
The old is being left behind.
The new is springing forth.
The chimes of the new year are ringing.
This is the announcement: 2001 is here!
Two plus one is three; it is the Third Day. Let us start from the back and work forward -- 1 and then 2, and now we have 12. Let us start from the bottom and work up -- 12 is the number of divine foundation on which the Master's divine government is built. The year 2001 will be a year of 12's. The city that the Lord is about to build has 12 foundations, and it has twelve gates. Before the gates can be hung, the foundation must be completed, and the walls must be built.
"Tell My people that I am even now laying the foundations to My city, and Zion it shall be called. It shall be a city sitting on a hill (mountain), and it shall be a light to the nations. Living stones shall be placed upon My foundations of doctrinal truth, and My walls shall be built. Then, My gatekeepers will hang the gates, three in each direction. The dogs and sorcerers and that which defiles shall not enter in, for they shall be forbidden. But, to My people the Spirit says come! Come into the city and find refuge. Come and be restored. Come and receive revelation of that which I am doing, and resurrection life shall spring forth within you. For, in these days Zion shall be built, My spiritual city in which you shall dwell. Spread this good news of the kingdom."
52:7-12 -- How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him
who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad
tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to
Zion, "Your God reigns!" Your watchmen shall lift up
their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for
they shall see eye to eye when the LORD brings back Zion. Break
forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem! For
the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. The
LORD has made bare His holy arm In the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Depart! Depart! Go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out
from the midst of her, be clean, you who bear the vessels of the
LORD. For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight; for
the LORD will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your
December 24, 2000: Is it not written that I would raise up a company, and out of Zion would go the word of the Lord--out would go the truth of God, the justice of God, the power of God? Is there not a redeemed company who will come out of Zion who will proclaim My word and declare My justice in the land? Will they not rule in the midst of their enemies? Have I not prepared for them a table in the midst of their enemies? Is it not written that I would be with you until the end of the age? I say this day, fear not for I am with you. I am going before you and following behind you to confirm the word with signs and wonders following. You might ask, "Why is it now?" I would say simply because it is time! Due season has fallen upon My people. Behold, a new morning comes forth from the womb of the dawning of a new day. That radiant light of Christ shall now be multiplied within you. It will bring light and shine on the inner darkness of your soul and cause perfection to spring forth by the hand of the One who rules over you. I am preparing a people now to walk in the light, to walk in the glory, to live in Zion, My glorious city!
THREE PROPHETIC PSALMS
December 20, 2000:
Today the Lord brought to my remembrance three Psalms that would be prophetic for the time period beginning with the Feast of Trumpets in the year 2000. Prior to the Feast of Trumpets (2000) the Master began to bring the prophetic word concerning His intention to appoint gatekeepers in the Tabernacle of David which is being rebuilt according to Acts 15:16, "After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up."
It is, therefore, no surprise that Psalm 100 would be prophetic to the year 2000. Psalm 100:4, "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name."
Then, the Holy Spirit began to speak of the transition that the church is presently involved in. The church is in transition as she crosses over into the Third Day of Christ. This transition involves a time of preparation that we are now in.
Psalm 101 will be prophetic for the first five months of 2001 as it identifies the process of preparation. The Lord is washing His bride with the prophetic word that is coming forth right now. The Master is preparing His church to be found without spot or wrinkle. He is bringing His church into a state of perfection.
Psalm 101:1-5, "I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, O LORD, I will sing praises. I will behave wisely in a perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness. Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; the one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, him I will not endure."
Those who refuse to allow the present work will be cut off as evil doers, but those who allow God's chastening to prepare them will be called faithful.
Psalm 101:6-8, "My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me. He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence. Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land, that I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD."
Those who are perfected will then cross over into the third-day city called Zion, the city of the Lord, a spiritual habitation of the righteous.
Psalm 110 will be prophetic for the last seven months of the year 2001.
Psalm 110:1-2, "The LORD said to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.' The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!"
The third day of Christ is the Day of His Power, a new day birthed from the womb of the morning.
Psalm 110:3, "Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth."
The prophesied royal priesthood after the order of Melchizedek will become visible as the apostles begin to establish the divine government of God.
Psalm 110:4-6, "The LORD has sworn and will not relent, 'You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.' The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations, He shall fill the places with dead bodies, He shall execute the heads of many countries."
Righteous judgment will come upon the nations as the prophetic proclamation of the prophets comes forth at the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 110:7, "He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; therefore He shall lift up the head."
The Master, Jesus
the Christ, shall be refreshed as He lifts up His head
triumphantly and watches His church, His people, come into
victory. His people shall drink from the same brook that He
does--the brook of living waters, the water of the Spirit, and
they shall follow the same pathway to victory that Jesus Himself
has over Satan. Yes, they too have learned to rule in the midst
of their enemies. This is the church that will be found in Zion,
the third-day church.
December 3, 2000:
Shall not My third-day church walk in a dimension of glorious faith? Faith that extends beyond the normal, faith without measure that is yours by inheritance, faith that will lift you, faith that will compel you, faith that will reveal unto you the knowledge of the Lord, faith that will magnify Me as I work through you as witnesses in the world to heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons. I have given the spirit of faith to you today that you might be moved on the wings of faith according to the gift of the faith of the Holy Ghost that you might be elevated in your believing and your ability and potential to receive according to covenant promise all that I have for you. You would say, "Why?" I would simply say, "Because it is time!" It is the day of resurrection power, which is the earmark of the third day, and now it will begin to flow forth as I magnify Myself in My people, and I must magnify Myself in My people before I can magnify Myself through My people. For, you must be brought to new levels of faith and understanding, new levels of wisdom by which your faith operates. I say unto you today, take a step up in the Spirit. Launch out into the deep. Move where you have never moved before. Release your spirit and let it come before My throne to receive the witness of the Holy Ghost that you might be elevated, never again to return to that low level of faith that you have demonstrated in the earth before. Come, My people! Come and receive. Come and enjoy My presence. Come and receive the gift of faith.
November 19, 2000:
It is time for you to move into the fullness of that which has been predestined for you, that which has been set aside for you. It is now time for My church to rise up into the fullness of the baptism of fire and the Spirit and to rule and reign with a two-edged sword in their hands. As I have already spoken to you, I am seated and opening doors for you by My power and by My will that you may receive your full inheritance, for it is time for the saints to receive their inheritance. I have spoken it forth by a promise and an oath, the guarantee of My word that you are joint heirs with My Son who rules and reigns, who has all authority, all dominion. He says, behold I have given you power. Behold, I have given you authority over all the works of the enemy. My promise is that nothing shall by any means hurt you, so I say, arise after the order and pattern of Melchizedek and go forth as priest and king; rule in the midst of your enemies. Have I not spoken that I have prepared a table before you? Where? In the midst of your enemies! I say, do not let the enemy any longer rule over you, but rise up. Rise up! Rise UP! RISE UP! For, the light has come and is dwelling in Zion.
November 11, 2000:
Last night in church I began to have a vision of a bridge that the Lord was building. This morning that vision has expanded as I saw more of the details of what was taking place. I saw a city, and I asked the Lord, "What City is this?"
The Master answered, "The name of this city is Christian City; it represents the church. But, it will soon be called Babylon." He then asked me a question, "What are they doing?"
I quickly went from house to house, and then I gave this report: They are watching television and the news reports about the election results in America, and they are discussing what will come of all of this.
The Lord then said, "What did you learn from watching?" I replied, "American is divided." He then said, "As it is in the natural, so it will be with the church. Watch and learn." As I watched, an angel flew over the city and cried out with a loud voice, "Come out of her, you people of the Lord, for the Master is calling you to come out from among them and touch not the unclean things of this world. The time is short; come and follow your Jesus."
I watched in amazement, for most of those in the city were to engrossed with the cares of their world to answer the call. However, some had listened, and some had obeyed, and they came forth from the city. As they gathered together for the journey I noticed that each one brought their baggage with them. Some carried only a brief case; some had a couple of suitcases; some were pulling a small cart filled with an assortment of bags.
The angel then called to the people and told them to follow the trail called "Zion's Way" to the top of the mountain. The people obeyed and followed the ancient pathway to the top of the mountain. It was quite a hard journey for those who were pulling carts because the path was narrow, and it was also steep.
They all made it to the top of the mountain, but they came to a deep canyon, and they could proceed no further. They camped there not knowing what to do. At this point the Lord began to speak to them, and this is what He said: "You are here because you have each desired to know Me, and this is why you were able to hear Me. That is why you have obeyed the command to follow Me. Many of you desire to know me better than you do now. You have often struggled because of unbelief, but as you cross over this canyon, your desires shall be fulfilled. The name of the mountain that you are camped on is called Second Day. The mountain across the canyon is Mount Zion. That is your destination."
Some of those in the camp said, "But, Lord, how shall we cross over?" The Master replied, "Examine yourselves now. Do any of you have any faith? I say that all things are possible with God. Do you have any faith?"
A few of the people said, "Yes, Lord, we believe that if you want us to go to Zion, then you will make a way." The Lord of Hosts then commanded the angels to gather up the faith of those who had spoken and said, "Build My bridge." The angels then brought the faith of those who spoke to the edge of the canyon and began to build.
As the angels picked up the faith of the people, their faith took on the shape of various sizes of bricks, depending on the faith that was produced. As the angels set the bricks in place, the Master Builder (Jesus) would bind them together with a substance which I knew was His glory. As His glory touched each brick, the bricks became larger, and the work was begun.
This work quickened the faith of the people, and soon shouts of faith were heard throughout the camp, and more building bricks were produced. The work was progressing quite well when an angel came and posted a sign at the gateway to the bridge which read: "This bridge leads to Zion. As you cross over, you will enter into the Third Day. The name of the bridge is the Narrow Way, and you cannot take any of your baggage with you."
The bridge was, indeed, very narrow and had hand rails on it that would not allow any baggage to be carried across it. The bridge was designed so that it was necessary that one's hands remain in contact with the rails to insure a safe journey. The name of the rails was hope.
At this point I began to see that each piece of baggage had a name on it. I saw bondage and unbelief labels on some, and others were called compromise, works of the flesh, fear, and many other things that had become attachments to this world. I had also noticed that those who carried brief cases had never set them down...not even for a moment. The labels on the brief cases were identifying different kinds of ministries.
The Master then spoke, "This canyon represents a further place of division. The baggage that you have brought with you belongs to the Second Day, and you cannot bring it with you. You must decide, for those things cannot be brought into the Third Day. If you will leave your baggage and cross over by faith, I will deliver you from the bondages of the Second Day and bring you into the glory of the Third Day where all things become new. This is the time of the Great Crossover. Come, My people, for the bridge is finished. Cross over now before the night comes and the way cannot be found. Forget those things which are behind you, and press forward into a bright and glorious new day."
To my delight, most of the people who had followed the Master to the mountain top crossed over. They left their baggage, and by faith crossed the bridge. But, not all; some could not bear to give up their possessions, and like the rich young ruler they went back down the mountain, back to Babylon and bondage.
The sun was now setting, and back down the valley I could see the dim lights of the city. It was now time for me to also cross the bridge. As I reached the other side of the canyon, the darkness was behind me, and I could see a great light before me. This was the light of Zion, the city set upon the mountain of the Lord. The echo of the Master's words have persuaded me, "Cross over; cross over now, for deep darkness is coming upon the earth, but the light of My glory shall rest upon My people."
What about you? Will you lay aside your baggage and the sin that so easily besets you? Will you come and cross over the bridge of faith? Will you come to the mountain of the Lord?
Micah 4:1-2--Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
AN OPEN DOOR
October 30, 2000:
I have set before you an open door...not behind you! Why then do you continue to go back into the past? You have allowed the evil one to draw you back through the doors of your yesterdays even as a criminal returns to the scene of his crime. His purpose is to get you to re-examine the evidence of the past and then to bring an accusation against you that will keep you from going through the door that I have set before you.
Do not go back, for there is nothing there except the evidence of past failures, disappointments and heartaches. Have you forgotten the power of My shed blood? Is it not true that those things past have been covered by the blood? Why then would you desire to uncover them again?
I say, shut the door that is behind you, and come forth out of the bondages of the past. Set your face like flint and press on to the door that I have set before you. Have you forgotten the verdict of the past? The gavel has fallen, the decree has been issued -- NOT GUILTY! Therefore, break the shackles of yesteryear, and come with Me into your tomorrows. See! I have already gone before you to make the crooked places straight. I have set the good things of My kingdom before you, for it is My good pleasure to open unto you the door that leads to abundant life.
October 22, 2000: These are the days of My power that I have spoken of. Indeed the prophets of old have spoken of these days, but I speak to you today of spiritual reality. My desire today is that My word becomes alive in you, that it becomes a beacon of light that shines through any darkness that may abide in you, that it may disburse that light and bring you forth as a son of glory. Is it not written that the whole earth travails waiting for the manifestation of the sons of glory? If I were to come to you today and say to you that these are those days, would you believe? For indeed this is the hour of the transformation of My people. For, you have seen Christ high and lifted up, and you have watched Him even walk to the top of the Mount of Transfiguration, but I say unto you that in these days even those who are like Peter and John shall be transformed with Him as you the servants of the Lord rise up into that place, says the Lord, I will shine My light upon you, and you shall live in a new dimension of time--the time of the empowerment of My people. This is that day that has been written about. This is a day of equipping.
October 19, 2000: This morning as I awakened I heard the sound of doors opening and closing. The sound was audible, and for a moment I thought someone was in our house. I knew that I was the only one in the house as Marsha had already left for prayer meeting.
The voice of the Lord was then revealed to me, and He said, "Tell My people that I am going to open doors of blessings for them. Tell them that the things that they have been praying for and have almost given up on will now come to My faithful ones."
Revelation 3:8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name."
"Tell them that the Holy Spirit in the type of Eliezer is now going forth to give gifts to My bride." Genesis 24 records the story of Abraham's oldest servant, Eliezer, being sent to find a wife for Isaac. Eliezer takes gifts for Isaac's future bride.
Genesis 24:53 "Then the servant brought out jewelry of silver, jewelry of gold, and clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother."
The Lord said, "In like manner I am sending gifts to make My bride aware of the soon coming of the Bridegroom. The gifts that I am sending to you will be both physical and spiritual. Enjoy them, My beloved! They are for signs of My love for you, for it is My good pleasure to give you kingdom blessings."
"I will now open up My treasuries and send them forth as gifts for My bride. These gifts are to put your heart in remembrance of Me. When these gifts arrive, remember that they are but tokens of My love for you, and they are NOT meant to replace Me."
Let us lift up our
eyes and see Jesus. Genesis 24:64-65, "Then Rebekah lifted
her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel;
for she had said to the servant, 'Who is this man walking in the
field to meet us?' The servant said, 'It is my master.' So she
took a veil and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all
the things that he had done. Then Isaac brought her into his
mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife,
and he loved her."
October 15, 2000: Scott Wilke had a dream of driving with his step-father through an area with sheer cliffs containing rock formations that were taller than a house. Carved out of the rocks were horses with riders. There were people walking on top of them, and they began to topple over. In the dream he heard a voice, "The horsemen have fallen; the horsemen have fallen."
Interpretation by Bill Burns: The step-father represents God the Father who has adopted us and translated us into the Kingdom of His Son. When He is with us, we have vision (through the windshield) to see into the spirit world.
The horses and horsemen carved out of the rock are like unto statues which cannot stand against the army of God. The horses and horsemen represent the rulers of darkness as revealed in Ephesians 6:12. These are not the power demons (such as unclean spirits, lying spirits, etc.), but they are those rulers who have established thrones (in heavenly places) over geographical areas.
Jeremiah 12:5 "If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?"
Jeremiah is asking the question: If the footmen (power demons) have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses (rulers)? How can we have victory over the rulers if we are not victorious over the power demons who trouble our walk with the Lord?
The Lord is now commissioning gatekeepers for the Tabernacle of David.
Isaiah 22:22, "The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; so he shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut, and no one shall open."
Isaiah tells us (in chapter 22) that the Lord is going to replace the unfaithful stewards in His house, and is going to appoint true servants and give them the key of David to open and close spiritual gates for His people. Verse 7 tells us that the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate! The horsemen shall oppose this appointment (of gatekeepers), but in the dream the horses and horsemen were toppled over and the saints were walking over them in victory.
In Joshua's conquest of the Promised Land the scripture in Joshua 11:9 says that Joshua hamstrung the horses. This is what the dream revealed: The horses (hamstrung--made ineffective and powerless) will topple over even though it appears that they can't be moved, as they are made of rock.
The Lord is saying
that even though you have been wearied by the footmen, do not be
troubled. Even though the horses and horsemen look immovable, do
not give up, for the rulers of darkness shall also fall before
His great army (see Joel 2:1-11).
October 7, 2000: I feel the stirring of the Holy Ghost. I hear the voice of the Lord saying, can you hear the sound--the sound of the mighty rushing wind? Can you hear the sound--the sound of the trumpet blowing? Can you hear the sound--the sound of an army marching? What is it that you hear? It is victory...sweet victory for My people! For this is the third day, in which My army shall arise, and the weapons of warfare shall be mighty through your God for the pulling down of every stronghold, every hindering power, everything that has withheld you, everything that kept you without the gates of the city that I am bringing you into. Can You hear the sound? It is the sound of apostolic anointing. Can you hear the sound? It is the sound of prophetic gifting. For this is the day and the hour that I have chosen to loose every captive and set every person free that they might live in the fullness of My kingdom. Arise, people of the Lord, with a shout in your mouth, and with grace coming forth from the kingdom, lay hold of that which I have given unto you, for this is the hour of victory!
October 4, 2000: In my spirit I continue to hear the sound of a trumpet blowing, and it is becoming increasingly louder. With the sounding of the trumpet I am also hearing the Master's voice:
Blow the trumpet in Zion, lift up your voice like a trumpet, sound the alarm in My holy mountain. Set the trumpet to your mouth and awaken those who slumber, for the Day of the Lord comes burning with holy fire.
The unholy shall not touch Zion, My mountain, My chosen habitation where My glory abides. Again, I say, blow the trumpet in Zion; tell the people to consecrate themselves. Tell My people that they must sanctify themselves and make themselves ready for the Third Day.
The Third Day shall release My glory upon My holy mountain (Zion/church), and it shall produce resurrection power which shall abide on the righteous as a covering. My glory will be life to those who love Me with all of their hearts, but it will become a fire of destruction to those whose hearts are not wholly given. (Exodus 19:9-12)
Beware, My people, for these are the days of glory in which the Third Day anointing will be released, and that anointing will produce either life or death. Again, it will be according to the patterns set forth in My word. Do you hear the sound of the trumpet? It is I, Myself, that is blowing the trumpet in Zion, so I say come up to the top of the mountain. I am calling you to come up higher. Is it not written that I will raise you up on the Third Day that you may live in My sight and have knowledge of Me? (Hosea 6:1-3) Only those who have clean hands and a pure heart can come up and live in My presence.
Come today. Do not
delay, for it is the Third Day, and I am calling to you as I did
to My servant, Moses.
Exodus 19:16-20, "Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. And when the blast of the trumpet sounded long and became louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him by voice. Then the LORD came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the LORD called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up."
Note: In Matthew chapter 17 Jesus is seen on the Mount of Transfiguration talking to Elijah and Moses. Moses represents the apostle and Elijah the prophet. The foundation of the New Testament church is built upon the foundations built by the apostles and prophets (Ephesians 2:20)
It is now time for Moses (the apostles) to go up to the top of the mountain. (Exodus 19:20). As the apostles go up on the Third Day into God's presence, they shall receive knowledge (revelation of the Lord's plans and purposes). And, like Moses, they will bring this word back down to the earth as the latter and former rain. This proceeding word shall equip the church for the work of the ministry in the power of Christ (stature of His fullness).
I have come to the end of the Master's words for this writing, but I can still hear the sound of the trumpet. Louder and louder it sounds, and I suspect that it will become deafening in the days ahead. Then there will be a brief moment of silence in heaven before 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord."
September 17, 2000: Alpha-Omega, I AM is here. I have come to tell you a great mystery within My kingdom. Is it not written that when I ascended into heaven I would return in like manner? Here is a surprise for My children. Before I come FOR My church, I will come TO My church for I must come and restore those things that have become waste places. Yes, even in the day of My ascension and the years following thereafter, wasn't every stone in the temple thrown down? I say, I am coming to throw the stones of man-made religion down again. I am coming to take the bales of hay that they have have tried to build on My foundation with and the stubble and those things that are not lasting, and I will wipe them from My foundation, sweep it clean, and then I will restore My house. Because it is My house, I will restore it, for the house holds the bride that I come for. Isn't the bride that I'm coming for without spot or wrinkle? Therefore, you understand why I must come and purge My church, purify My church, throw down the things that are not of Me. I will take the doctrines of demons and the doctrines of men and cast them aside, for I shall build a holy house...I say, a holy house, a righteous house, a house filled with the presence of My Father, a house filled with glory, a house filled the understanding of who I AM. I say, expect the miraculous to begin to manifest in your midst as My power is exercised among you. This is a day of new beginnings. Are you not moving into the seventh day? Listen for the sounding of the trumpets in that day that has already been ordained from the foundations of the world. Then, look up, for your redemption draws nigh.
September 10, 2000: Haven't I already begun to show you purpose? I have already intercepted your plans. Didn't I redirect you to establish boundaries? Since those boudaries have been established, the evil one has no rights in those places, on the high places that I have prepared for My people. Now that those boundaries have been established, haven't I redirected you again and asked you to climb the rampart? Didn't I tell you that you would be My battle-ax in war against the enemy for the next six months? Jonathan, climb the high places. I am moving you up to war against the horsemen that are in heavenly places and to pull down strongholds. For surely the power demons have been moved outside of the boundaries that I have established. But, now I am going to use you to destroy the thrones that still have influence over this territory. You say you want to see people saved here? This is your mission! You say you want to see people set free? This is your mission! Go up, Jonathan! Go up in the power and strength of My Spirit and pull down strongholds because I am restoring the ancient pathways that My people will walk upon in the fullness of My glory. Not only have I established My boundaries, but now I send you higher. I send you to walk in a position of faith in the manifest presence of My power, and by the sword of My Spirit, to route the enemy. The fullness of the purpose that I have for you will be revealed step by step. This place will not experience salvation and revival until the thrones and principalities are destroyed. So, your works are fruitless until this takes place. I not only reveal purpose, but I also equip those I send. Today, I bring an anointing of fire upon you that the sword that I put in your hand will be an effective weapon against the enemy. It shall flow out of your mouth and be the two-edged sword that I use to destroy My enemies, and they shall fall. Again, I say, go up! Anoint yourself; consecrate yourself; take upon yourself the weapons of war that I have given to you. Arise upon the wings of My Spirit.
Acts 17:26, " (God) has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their habitation."
September 8, 2000 p.m.: The Lord says, I am about to bring My children to higher ground. I am bringing them up to the pastures in the green meadowlands where the grass has not been fowled, where there is still feed to be received, feed that will sustain you, where the cool waters flow. You can come to the place of comfort; you can be nourished and refreshed. You can come to the place where you know Me in the heart of the Father where we are bound together as one, you and I, for My purposes. My purposes are your purposes, for I have predestined you according to that purpose, and I am now leading you into the next phase, the next level. It is higher ground where you can be one with Me in My purpose, in this hour, for such a time as this. And, you would ask Me why? Because it has already been predestined, for I have a day, and I have an hour for all things. In that season and day of that unveiling all you have to do is be in unison with Me, and I will lead you forth into the places that I have prepared for you. I will reveal your destiny to you, and it will unfold before you. Then, you will say, "WOW! My God has done it again."
I say unto you, the next six months I am declaring a war against the enemy, and I am going to use you as My battle-axes. For, there are powers of darkness that are rising up even in this moment. They have sent their scouts out and have watched and seen your hearts. They have seen the anointing that I have brought upon this house. They know in part the plans that I have for such as place as this, a place of small beginnings. They are gathering themselves together in high places to come against you and try to steal from you that which I have purposed. I am raising you up as warriors. You will become My weapons of war under My covenant. You will go forth and strike the enemy. I say, you have purpose for the next six months. Take the ax and go. Go. Go. Go. Go up like Jonathan went up. Do not be afraid of the enemy, for when he gathers, I will strike him.
THE THRONE OF GLORY
September 8, 2000: Some have said that the fires in the western states this summer are a sign of the revival fires that are about to spring up.
I do not wish to disagree, but I believe that it is more likely that they are a sign of the judgment which is to come.
Revelation 8:7, "The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up."
To be sure some revivals will be birthed as a result of judgment. In fact, I believe that the end-time harvest will take place in the midst of God's judgment upon the nations.
The last few days I have been seeing an unusual sign in the heavenlies. The clouds in the western sky have been a brilliant gold with a red glow around them. In the very middle of the expanse (in each case) was an open area of absolutely beautiful blue sky with a golden glow to it. That is the best I can describe what I saw, and in this case words cannot do justice to the picture that was painted by God's own hand.
Each time I saw this picture in the sky, I was inclined to think of the throne of His glory. The Spirit then led me to this scripture:
Revelation 14:14, "Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle."
And then Revelation 15:2 brought completeness to what I saw, "And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire."
Is this the sign
of judgment? What of the signs of fires in the earth?
Revelation 14:18-19, "And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, 'Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.' So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."
So, I am dealing
with two images--fires in the earth and the throne of the
Master's glory in the heavenlies.
Revelation 15:5, "After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened."
And the Spirit of the Lord says: "Behold the signs that you have seen give testimony to that which is to come. The heavenly gates are about to open, and My temple shall display the glory of My throne. (Revelation 15:8, "The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power.") My glory shall be seen in the heavens, but the manifestation will take place in My earthly temples. The tabernacle of God shall now be with those faithful servants whose hearts are wholly given to My purposes. To some the signs declare that judgment is coming, but to My own they are signs of the glory that shall come upon them. Fire will come from My altar (in the heavenly temple). To some it will become a sweet incense, but to those who have offered strange fire, it will become the flames of judgment. Rise up, My people, for it is time to sing the songs of victory!
Revelation 15:3-4, "They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested."
August 30, 2000: We live in the high country of Colorado, and our house is surrounded by aspen groves with some pine mixed in. Yesterday afternoon we were sitting on our front porch reflecting upon the events of our Where Eagles Gather 2000 prophetic conference.
We were discussing the different aspects of the glorious outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord on the events that had transpired during those three wonderful days. I kept noticing a tree that was in an aspen grove across the road from our house. This tree stood in the middle of the grove, and it was the only tree that was adorned with fall colors. In fact, it was the only aspen that I could see anywhere around our house whose leaves had changed to yellow and gold. All of the other trees in the grove still had green leaves, but this one tree had totally changed from green to fall colors. This tree obviously stood out from the others.
This morning the Spirit of the Lord began to speak to me about this tree: "The season is about to change; the spiritual environment is changing. I am bringing a spiritual atmosphere upon My people that will cause them to change and be adorned with My golden glory."
"Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the
LORD is risen upon you."
Isaiah 55:12 "For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."
Isaiah 61:3 "To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
"And the splendor of these trees of righteousness shall be visible in the land. They will stand out in brilliance even as the tree you saw when the Sonshine illuminated every golden leaf. Not everyone will be changed by the spiritual atmosphere that I am bringing forth. Many will choose to stay as they are. There will even be many that are in the same grove that will scorn My precious ones who have been changed by My new season of glory that will now come forth. My trees will have the oil of joy and the garment of praise. No sorrow will be found among them, for they will be sent forth with joy, and they will be led by My Spirit into a possession of peace. My trees of righteousness will be for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. Rejoice, you trees of My field, and the King of glory shall come in and adorn you with His golden splendor."
August 20, 2000: This I will speak unto your hearts. Is it not written that I am the Cornerstone? Do you know in your hearts that the foundation must be built from the cornerstone, the chief of which I am? I speak to you today to say that I am laying a sure foundation in Zion. I am rebuilding those stones which have been turned over, uprooted and cast out. Even as every stone in the temple was scattered abroad, I am by My Spirit, replacing each one, and I am laying a sure foundation again, that which will be built upon to magnify My holy name and to bring My bride into the revelation knowledge of all truth, for it must be so that in the end of the age the mysteries of God come to a completion within each heart. I say that I will shake and scatter every stone and cast down every stone that is not supposed to be built upon My foundation. For, I am the One who sits and shakes and sorts out. If you will believe in Me and turn your eyes upon Me, surely I will build My house for a habitation of My Spirit. Then, the glory that I possess will be found in your midst, for this is what I am accomplishing in this, the end of the age. Therein you have My purpose.
August 6, 2000: It is by My Spirit that I bring you into the fullness of time. You have heard that word preached to you, the fullness of time, but it has been an abstract word to you. You have not reasoned with yourselves, and you have not come to the understanding that the counsel that is birthed in the depth of your heart that comes forth ushered out by the living water will bring you the understanding and truth that the fullness of time has come. The generation that is now upon this earth shall walk in the fullness of those things that I am bringing forth by way of restoration. And, I say that that fullness is bringing forth the power of My Spirit in a new dimension where all of the water that flows out of your innermost being shall become a distilled dew that shall fall upon those around you and cause life to be given unto them. In that water shall flow revelation. In that water shall flow truth. In that water shall flow deliverance. In that water shall flow healing, for it is My purpose to set My people free. I have come to deliver every captive, and Satan will no longer hold those who will release the waters that I have deposited within their hearts through the word of God and mix that word with faith. Then, the water shall flow forth producing life, and every place it flows healing shall spring forth.
I WANT TO SEE YOUR GLORY
August 2, 2000:
Early this morning I was awakened in the presence of the Lord, and my spirit cried out, "Lord, show me Your glory." This has been an ongoing prayer of mine. Like Moses, I want to see the glory of My God.
I was surprised by the voice of the Lord as He asked me some questions. He said, "Which aspect of My glory do you want to see? Do you want to see the glory of My creative power by which the world was formed? Or, do you want to see the glory of My breath as man became a living being? Or, would you prefer to see the glory that I dwelt in before I took on flesh and walked among men? Or, would you rather experience the glory of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth when the word was manifest in flesh? Or, would you like to view anew the glory of the cross by which mankind was set free from death, hell and the grave? Or, would you rather witness the glory of the resurrection in that day when My bride is caught up to be with Me to live in the glory of My eternal kingdom?"
At this point I was a little overwhelmed by these questions, but I decided in my boldness to answer Him. "Well, Lord, I want to see all of these manifestations of Your glory." The glorious One knew what my answer would be, and once more He asked a question, "Would you like to see the manifestation of the glory that I am most pleased with--that which I delight in?"
Wow, I thought, He is going to show me some hidden mystery, something wonderful to behold, and I wondered what would this glory be, that which the Lord Himself delights in! I said, "Yes, Lord. That's it, Lord! That's the glory I want to see." Suddenly I was caught up in the spirit, high above the earth where I could see various places of illumination upon the earth. I asked, "What are those lights, Lord?" And, He said, "Those lights are coming from My glorious churches. Those are places where two or three are gathered in My name, and they worship Me in spirit and in truth. Some are home fellowships; some are small churches; some are even large churches."
He then said, "Come with Me, and I will show you why I delight in this glory that produces an inheritance of riches which enables Me to demonstrate My power in the earth." (Ephesians 1:18-19). He said, "I delight in blessing My people. Come and learn the secret power of this glory." The Lord then took me in spirit to one of these places of illumination. It was a small church of about 40 people. These people must have surely loved the Lord, for they were worshipping Him and lifting Him up and giving Him adoration. They praised Him with passion. They prayed with fervency and preached His word with love and authority.
He then said, "Do you see the glory cloud of light that they are producing? Have you noticed that it has grown as they continued together in their pursuit of Me through praise, worship, preaching and prayer?" I said, "Yes, Lord. I can see why You delight in this glory that is produced by Your people, but I wanted to see YOUR glory."
Once again the Master spoke, but only one word, "Watch." The King of Glory went to the place where the glory was gathering, and as I watched, He stepped into the cloud of glory, and He wrapped Himself up in it as if it were a garment. He said, "This is My inheritance of glory in the saints, and so you see, it is My glory. Now it will become My manifest power toward those who have believed according to the working of My mighty power. You see, son, they have given Me something to work with in their midst. Faith works through love, and the demonstration of their love has produced glory. When this occurs, I adorn Myself with their glory and their faith allows My power to function in their lives."
Again He said, "Watch!" The people were gathering to pray for some who were sick. As they prayed, I could sense that this glory of theirs that the Lord was now clothed in had quickened their faith. When they had prayed they anointed the people with oil. At this point the Lord moved beside each one as they were anointed, and He touched them, and the glory which He wore became a flow of His power, and healing virtue came forth.
"Now you know why this is the glory that most pleases Me, for I delight to touch My people. This is the glory that is revealed through My people."
Romans 8:18-19, "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God."
I had just witnessed the Master's joy as He walked among His own. His delight was to touch and return that which they had produced by faith and love. He then said, "One more question I will ask you. Do you now understand that which Isaiah said, 'I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe (glory) filled the temple and the whole earth is full of His glory.'"
"Yes, Lord, I understand. Your people are the temple which Your glory fills and the whole earth is full of Your people who give You an inheritance of glory, and You manifest in their glory. Thank You, Lord, for showing me Your glory."
Ephesians 5:27, "That He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish."
the eyes of our understanding be enlightened that we might know
that the glory that You receive from us calls you to demonstrate
the greatness of Your power to us that You might receive the
riches of Your inheritance from Your people. Amen."
TO GENERATION X
July 30, 2000:
It will be by My Spirit, says the Lord, for it is indeed the time and the season of the restoration of all things, and why would it surprise you that in the restoration that I should not raise up many sons and daughters to bring forth the glory of the kingdom? Today, I call you sons and daughters of My glory, for it shall be through your generation that the world witnesses the end, but in the end, the power and manifestation of a holy God shall come forth through the hearts and minds of young people who have no other cry in their hearts but to serve. In the very center of your spirit there is bursting forth a power that you knew not before; there is a releasing of the water, the spiritual water, the latter rain, that is to flow forth out of your innermost being. It shall come with a great anointing, says the Lord, for I shall now bring you forth. Is it not written that the whole earth travails and groans awaiting the manifestation of My sons? From the depth of your hearts, I shall draw forth living water that shall go forth into the desert places, into the dry places. Every place the water goes, life shall spring forth.
THE BULL'S EYE
July 27, 2000:
As I stepped into the Valley of Vision, I found myself in a long tunnel. I saw many people in this tunnel, and I was told that these people represented the church. At the end of the tunnel was a light, and I knew that this light was Daylight, and this scripture came to mind:
Romans 13:12 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light."
As I looked towards the light at the end of the tunnel, suddenly the tunnel turned into a gun barrel. I could see the riflings as they shone with light from the end of the barrel. Riflings are the grooves that are cut into the metal on the inside of a gun barrel. The grooves are cut in a spiraling motion. The riflings are designed to put a "spin" on the bullet. The bullet is pushed out of the gun barrel under great pressure (from the powder) at great speed. The spinning of the bullet keeps the bullet flying in a straight line and keeps the bullet on course so that it will hit the mark that it was aimed at. The bullet spinning under pressure is somewhat like a drill bit turning in a circular motion that cuts through (in a straight line) the material being drilled. The bullet (projectile) then cuts through the atmospheric pressures that oppose it and keeps moving in a straight line towards it's target.
The Lord then spoke and said: I am putting a spin upon My people so that they will hit the mark of the high calling of My purposes for them. I am about to move you under great pressure (Holy Spirit power) and at great speed (accelerated time) into the fullness of My purposes for you.
Tremendous spiritual forces are aligned against you (atmospheric conditions), for Satan has set himself to keep you out of the high calling of your destiny. Many are still struggling with the unresolved issues of the past. The power and speed that is coming upon you by My Spirit is also designed to cause you to leave the past behind. Keep your focus on the Sonlight at the end of your journey as you are propelled toward the target. Put on the armor of light, cast off the works of darkness which are against you, leave the darkness behind you and press on to the mark (bull's eye) of the high calling.
3:13-14, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward
the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ
July 16, 2000:
I come to you as the Captain of the Lord of Hosts to deliver My people, for it is ordained that My church must be delivered. It is written that I have come to deliver every captive. I have walked among you today in the anointing of repentance, to bring repentance to your hearts. Then, I bring restoration. My purpose today has been to build you up and edify you and to remove the burdens from you that you might walk in freedom and liberty and that you might walk with much joy in your hearts. I say, the joy of the Lord is your strength. I have wrapped you in My arms with compassion, and I have touched you with My hands to release joy. I have come to impart anointing that your spirits may be set free to move towards heaven on wings of eagles that I might show you that which is yet to come and that you might find an inward strength, a superior strength to that which you have had because you KNOW Me today, for I have walked among you and touched you. Surely the waters of joy shall break forth upon you, and they are living waters, and they are waters that give My people life. I give unto you peace and joy and say, enJOY Me in your walk. ENJOY My presence. ENJOY Me when I come to you. Then, you shall receive that which I have for you. Thus saith the Lord, your Friend!
A GOLDEN EAGLE
July 13, 2000:
Many recognize that the eagle is symbolic of the prophetic. The eagle has tremendous vision and can soar to lofty heights. The eagle also has amazing speed as he dives to take his prey, and his weapons are very effective.
The Lord has used the eagle to bring forth several prophetic words through me in the last two years. Each time that I have observed the activity of eagles, the Lord has spoken to me to reveal different aspects of what the present work of the Holy Spirit is.
Sunday, as Marsha and I were driving home from church, a very unusual event occurred. We had just crossed a bridge which is located at a curve in the highway. The highway descends to the bridge and then ascends. Because of these conditions I always slow down. So, I had slowed down, crossed the bridge, and was just beginning to accelerate as we moved upwards. It was at this point that a young golden eagle appeared out of nowhere and completely filled the vision which we had through the windshield of our car.
The eagle was so close that it seemed as though his tail feathers touched the windshield as we passed under him. I know that this was a young eagle because he was not quite as large as the adult eagles that I have previously seen. Also the feathers of this eagle were a brilliant golden color, a lighter gold than the feathers of the adults.
"And, the Spirit of the Lord brings this message forth...on the wings of eagles. My golden ones are about to arise. You have crossed over the bridge of troubled waters. Behold, the old things are behind you, the new will now spring forth. Now the time of acceleration which I spoke of will come forth. With this acceleration will come greater vision. I will completely fill your vision (the eyes of your understanding) with My purposes. You will begin to see more clearly than you ever have before because I will come closer to you, and your total focus will be upon Me. The distractions of the past occurred because you viewed Me from afar. But now, I will fill your vision, and you shall feel the wind of My Spirit and the touch of My hands.
This is a new day and on this, the third day of My power, I will come to you and raise you up as on wings of eagles that you may live in My sight, and you shall perceive My presence as you never have before. My people, you are turning a corner, and new direction will come forth.
Now, consider what the sign of the young eagle means, for does it not have a two-fold meaning? First, I will renew some of My old eagles and make them young again. Those who have remained faithful to Me will be renewed. Now I will lead you out of the caves where I have placed you, and you shall soar to new heights with greater vision and strength than you have ever had.
Secondly, I will also bring some young eagles forth at this time. They are those who have forsaken the world and do not desire religion; they desire only Me. Thus, the old and the new shall be brought out of My treasure house, and My golden ones will be sent to the nations to prepare the way of the Lord. His coming forth is established as the morning, and He is coming like the latter and former rain to His people."
A note of encouragement is found in this message, especially to you old eagles who carry about the weariness of many battles in your bodies. When an eagle reaches the age of 50 (approximately), his beak begins to freeze shut, and he can no longer eat. Some give up and die, but some find a cave or cleft in the rock where water is present. The old eagle goes into the cave and beats his beak on a rock until it is broken off. The eagle drinks water for 40 days until it grows a new beak. The eagle then pulls its old feathers out and an oil sack grows and is filled with oil (over the heart). The eagle then breaks the oil sack with the new beak and spreads the oil over his body. Beautiful new golden feathers grow in, and the eagle is renewed. The eagle's body is also strengthened through this process. The regenerated eagle is then able to fly higher than it ever could before and see better than it could before. Oh yes, and the beak also works, for words must yet be spoken and the prey must be taken. Happy hunting!
July 2, 2000: These are the days of My glory. Is it not written that I must bring many sons into glory? If I bring My sons forth in the power of My glory, will it not become the day of My power in which all the work of the enemy is destroyed under your feet? It is not only written, but it has been prophesied that I am doing a new thing in My house. I am bringing forth extraordinary power, the power of deliverance, the power of the word of truth, and the power of prophecy to loose the captives and bring forth a completeness within the kingdom of My Son. Have you not been translated from the world into the kingdom of My Son, into the kingdom of His glory, the kingdom of His righteousness, the kingdom of His holiness? I say arise, people, put off this darkness. Cast off this oppression and walk out into the glory. I am now lifting you up. It is the third day, and I must come and lift you up into My presence that all things might be fulfilled, that the kingdoms of the world will become My kingdom. You say, how will it become Your kingdom? Because My sons and daughters of glory will go forth marching in the truth, wielding the sword of the spirit and taking dominion over all the works of darkness, and the captives shall be set free. Rise up, those who are bound, and shake off the dust of defilement. Rise up, those who are discouraged, and walk forth in the power of My presence. Have I not spoken and said that the good work in you which I have begun I will, by Myself, bring to a place of completion. Will I not deliver those who are Mine? Will I not heal those who are Mine? Will I not give a prophetic word to those who are Mine? Will the truth and the power of the truth be found in My vessels that are yielded to Me? Say YES! For, this is the day of My power, and it is now coming to pass in these that I bring to a position of boldness. I am loosing Holy Ghost boldness that you will go forth and have victory over the enemy. Are you not tired of being defeated by the enemy? Is it not written that I will always cause you to triumph through Christ Jesus. Therefore, you must go from victory to victory. You will move from faith to faith and go from victory to victory. Break out, I say. I am the Lord of the breakout, the Lord of the breakthrough. Break out of the position of darkness and the spirit of bondage, and loose yourselves and walk in the glory of these days.
These are dangerous days because I am compelling My people, and what will be the results of their lives if they do not hearken unto My Spirit which is given to say: Come out from among them and be ye separate. Touch not the unclean thing. Drink not from the cup of demons or feed at their table. Compromise has washed through My house. Compromise will bring weakness. Compromise will bring sickness. Compromise will bring bondage. Now is the hour and day of truth. Now is the hour and day in which I require righteousness. Stop watering down the word. Stop moving in a position of compromise. Stop being timid. Be bold and strong in your Lord, who will manifest Himself in you.
June 18, 2000: I am sending for you chariots of fire. Is it not written that I am a God of fire, a consuming fire? It is My purpose to lift you up into heavenly places where you, as My servants, will prophesy by the words of fire within you, by the power of the Spirit. You will pull down the strongholds that are set in heavenly places. You will destroy the works of the enemy that are set over towns, that are set over states and set over countries. Beckon unto My call; make yourself ready for the fire. Is it not written that I have come to baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire? Is it not My purpose for the words that I put in you to become fire that are spoken in judgment against the enemy? The sword of the spirit that comes forth from My mouth is the sword of fire. It is the sword of judgment against all demonic powers. I give unto you this day opportunities. If you will but enter into your prayer closet and move with Me towards heavenly places, the chariots of My fire will transport you even so that you can see the powers that are set and the thrones of principalities, and you will know their names and be given the sword of deliverance by the word of your mouth. I say, rise up people, and tread upon the works of the enemy.
June 16, 2000: Awaken now, My people, for the time has come for man to come under My divine rule. The day of My power comes now with the swiftness of the eagle. The day of My power will reveal My goodness and My severity. Blessings will overtake those who belong to Me, and judgment will come upon those whose hearts are far from Me.
It is now time for My people to possess the kingdom, to fully live in the kingdom, and to receive the benefits of the kingdom. For now I will make a distinction between those who are Mine and those who are not. Now comes the hour of restoration. Is it not written that I will restore to you the years the locust (consuming one) has eaten?
The day of the Lord is at hand, a day of darkness for all that do not love My coming, but it is also a day when the righteous will shine as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Behold, a people come, the likes of which has never been--a strong people, a great people--these are My beloved, My sons who abide in My glory. Again I say, awaken My people and look unto Me, for it is time for you to possess the kingdom.
June 10, 2000: The Spirit of the Lord says, some of you are embarking on a new journey. You are right now in a place of discomfort. Things have become new; the journey is not clear. But, you must come to the realization and understanding that all that is required is that you trust in Me fully. Trust not in the world or the things of the world, but trust in Me wholly. When I move you, and you answer the call to come out, even as Abram came out, I will lead you into a new and glorious land. If you will trust Me, I will provide for you, I will deliver you, I will heal you, I will be your strength, and My power shall be found to be alive within you. I will give you good gifts, and the manifestation of those gifts shall come forth, for I say it is time! It is time that you step into the due season of your labors. The labors that I speak of are only those acts of obedience as you have ceased from your own desires to wholly follow Me, with a pure heart and absolute love and an intensity of desire that will move you along this new path that is set before you. Again, I say, trust in Me. Hope in Me. Believe in Me. For, I have spoken that I would never leave you, and I would never, never forsake you. I will be on this journey with you unto the end of the earth. Come with Me, child, and experience a freshness of My kingdom. Come with Me, dear child, and experience a new level of love and mercy. Surely those who are obedient to move with Me shall inherit all things.
May 28, 2000: As we were praising Him, I began to see a vision of a fire. It was an interesting thing because it was just a bright, red-hot burning fire big enough for people to walk into. And, as I watched peopled walk into it, some never came out. But, the ones that came out, came out purified. The Lord began to speak to me. He said, I am a consuming fire, but the power of My fire will either destroy you or it will cleanse you. It will either bring destruction into your life as you are destroyed by the sin in your life. Or it will bring a purifying, a purging, a refining that will cause you to be My bride and bring you into a place of perfection. He reminded me of the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. He said, if you will be like unto My servants, then the fourth Man will be in the fire with you, and the fourth Man (who is Jesus) will sustain you, and the fourth Man will wash you with the water of the Word, and He will bring you out with garments fit for the wedding. It is each one's choice whether they will let Me be a consuming, purging fire or a fire for destruction.
May 21, 2000: I sense renewal in this house today. The Lord gave me a sign as we drove to church this morning. I saw a dove hovering above the ground. The Lord said, I am going to come in the same way and create the wind of My Spirit by the wings of My dove, and to those who will receive it by faith and respond to My calling and respond to a position of renewal, I will quicken them by the Spirit of the Living God to give them life and health and energy. I will remove the stain of the attacks that Satan has brought against My people in the past few weeks. In other words, God said, I am going to renew you by My breath today. I am going to bring the spirit of My power over you and the wings of My Spirit will bring the breath that will come upon you, heal you, nurture you and give you energy if you can but receive it.
May 14, 2000: I saw Jesus in a vision in all of His glory. He came and took me first of all to the stables in the heavenly places and showed me His horses. The day is soon coming when I will mount My horse and come back for My people. The day is soon coming when I, the Warrior Chief, will lead the great and glorious army such as Joel prophesied. Never again will there be a people such as these are in the whole existence of the earth. Never again shall there be an army of the Lord like unto the one that I am about to reveal in the earth!
Then, He took me to a porch where I could look over it to see that the spirit of the world is invading My house. I see the carnality in My house. I see a spirit of fantasy leading My people astray and leading them to the wide path. They are moving from the narrow path. (I could see multitudes on the wide path.) But He says, I do have a remnant, and I walk among them: I walk among the candlesticks. I reach out and touch My people.
Then, He took me to the throne and He sat down and picked up a scepter and extended it to me. He then reached over the balconies of heaven and extended it to the church. He said that even as in the days of Esther when the king extended his scepter to his bride, I am extending the scepter of My power to all of those who have been faithful, all of those who have walked with me, all of those who have kept to the narrow path. I extend to you the scepter, and the scepter of this power will have the same purpose and intent that it had on Haman, for I am about to destroy your enemy--the enemy that has dogged you and trailed you, that enemy that has persecuted you, the enemy that has lied to you, the enemy that has held you back, held you down and suppressed you. He has brought infirmity to you and bondage to you. That enemy is represented in Haman, but I am about to hang him on the gallows because I am extending My scepter to My people, and they will no longer be bound up in those things they have struggled with over the years. It must happen because I am calling My church without spot or wrinkle. In and of your own strength, you cannot become perfect before Me. You cannot come to the place of whiteness. You cannot come to the place of holiness, but all things are possible with God.
Today, I extend My scepter to My chosen, My beloved, to My faithful. You shall begin to walk out of the bondages that have pursued you. The shackles will begin to break, the anointing shall increase to such an extent that it will break the bonds that you find yourselves dealing with. It will break asunder the iron gates, the handcuffs that Satan has put on many of My people. It will even break the bands that have wrapped around your minds and caused you to think carnally and walk in the world.
He said, break the curse of condemnation off of My people so that they might take what I am giving them. Many are bound under the power of condemnation. Many are still walking in a place of unworthiness and guilt, and when I hand them the scepter, they will say, "Oh, Lord, not me; I am unworthy." I remind you today that it is by My blood that you are worthy.
Again, He says, walk not in the world, for these are perilous times...dangerous times. Be separated unto Me, and you will walk in this power, this authority that I give to you.
There are coming tremendous blessings upon the faithful. I am going to overtake you with My blessings. I am going to pour out blessings that you will not be able to contain. I am going to bring the blessings of those things you need to fulfill the commission that I am about to give to you in such a dimension that you will stand before me with your mouths open and only be able to declare the glory of God. It will be in such a dimension of power, provision, wealth, righteousness and anointing for this glorious people that I speak to today, and not only these in this house, but around the world. For those who can believe it and receive it, the blessings of the kingdom of God are about to overtake you even as the judgment itself comes upon the world.
May 7, 2000: The Lord says, as My Body comes forth without spot or wrinkle, I am demanding a position of integrity. There are some in My Body who have made promises, who have made commitments to do some things that you have not carried through with. This has become a stumbling block and hindrance to you, and is blocking the blessings that could be coming to you. How would you like it if I did not keep My promises to you? How would you like it if I did not maintain My position of integrity by doing what I promised to you? I say to you, keep the commitments you have made to each other and to Me. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Some of you need to return what you have borrowed. Do what you said you would do. Take care of things left undone and be about the Father's business.
April 30, 2000: DANGER, danger, says the Lord! This is indeed a perilous time, for many have strayed from the path of righteousness. Have you not heard the voice of My prophets who have declared that this would be a year of My justice?
Zechariah 7:8-13, "Then the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart against his brother.' But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear. Yes, they made their hearts like flint, refusing to hear the law and the words which the LORD of hosts had sent by His Spirit through the former prophets. Thus great wrath came from the LORD of hosts. Therefore it happened, that just as He proclaimed and they would not hear, so they called out and I would not listen, says the LORD of hosts."
But, to those of you who have heard My warnings, I say fear not. For, I will be your shield and your exceedingly great reward, and I will now use you as a living stone in My temple. Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
Zechariah 8:9 "Thus says the LORD of hosts: Let your hands be strong, You who have been hearing in these days These words by the mouth of the prophets, Who spoke in the day the foundation was laid For the house of the LORD of hosts, That the temple might be built."
I will now confirm the word of My servants, for I shall perform the counsel of My messengers. I will now open rivers in desolate heights, and My fountains of living water shall flow forth upon the dry and thirsty lands. The ancient paths shall be restored and shall now become a highway that leads to Zion, the mountain of the Lord.
Sound the alarm,
you watchmen. Danger! Danger! Sound the alarm in My holy
mountain. Say to My people: Come now and hide yourselves until
the indignation passes. Enter now into the secret place of the
Most High and hide yourselves in the cleft of the Rock!
April 23, 2000: The Spirit says, it shall again be according to the patterns of old, for I am again bringing now a thrust of prophecy by the Spirit of prophecy even as it was in the days of Samuel and David and even as it was at their meeting at Ramah. I shall bring an extraordinary outpouring of the word of prophecy that will so super charge your meetings, so super charge your prayer, so bring to life the word of God Almighty by way of revelation that shall cause you to enter and walk through the Valley of Vision where you shall see the patterns and images that I have established from old. I shall now bring them forth in this day, in this hour, even in the end of time. My people shall once again walk in the fullness of the anointing and power as it was on the Day of Pentecost. I shall pour out of My Spirit in greater dimensions than you have yet had the opportunity to drink of. I am speaking this into your spirits that it might be given a place of birth that you might receive it and be refreshed in this the time of refreshing today as I go forth to prepare those events that shall now come. Be prepared, My people, for soon I am coming.
April 16, 2000: The Spirit of the Lord says to you today, do you sense the moving and the power that I am bringing upon you? You sense it this day, for I have begun a new work. It will now come to pass according to the patterns of old. On this day many years ago the little children cried out in the streets, "Hosanna...Hosanna in the highest," and it shall now come again that even the little ones will acknowledge My Spirit and the rule of My Spirit upon the earth, and they shall declare the praises of the Most High God. There will be even those among you that are here today that shall take your own garments, those garments of the flesh, the garments of religion, the garments of self and the garments of pride, and you will cast them before Me along with the palm branches that represent the desires of your heart, and you will acknowledge Me as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Shall I ride over them one more time? Yes, it shall be again, for in the Spirit I shall trample asunder those things that have been hindrances to you. I will bring you out wearing robes of righteousness because it shall be fulfilled according to that which is written. Do you not remember that it was spoken of in My word that not only am I the Son of David, and not only do I sit upon the throne of David, but indeed I have the key of David? And, it is I alone who opens and I alone who closes, and when I open I say My people shall come forth and walk in a new dimension of power. When those who are unrighteous come, I shall close the door and lock it before them, for no one will come in and dishonor the work that I am about to do, for the work that I am about to do is Mine, saith the Lord, and Mine alone. But, I say unto you, now is the season of that work and now shall come the demonstration of power for that season.
April 9, 2000: The Lord is saying, can you not see what I am writing in the heavenly places this day? If you will but open your spiritual eyes you will find that I have written a title, "Tabernacle of David" across the entirety of this universe that My people might raise their vision and see that which I am doing. For surely, I will restore that which has been prophesied. I ask you a question...is it not written that I will restore the tabernacle of David? Is it not written that you will be the mighty men of David that I call forth in this hour? And, if I call you, will I not prepare your hands to make war and your fingers to do battle against the enemy? Will I not put the sword that David took from Goliath in your hand that you may go forth and take the head of the enemy; I said the head of the enemy, the authority of the enemy? The established authority shall be cut off by the sword in your hand, and then you will rule and reign with Him in the heavenly places, for I have given to My Son all authority in heaven and in earth, and I give this day to those who can receive it. You are not only My sons, not only My daughters, but you are joint heirs destined to rule with Me in heavenly places even in this hour.
April 2, 2000: Get ready to move with the flow of this river. There is a new depth today. There is a spiritual order coming that will release the power of Almighty God through His vessels. It will no longer be a matter of hoping that God will move; you will walk in full authority because God has sent you, for He will bring you into the fullness of power for ministry. I send you forth to break the powers of darkness, to open the floodgates of heaven, that blessings be poured out and that those bound in darkness be set free and released in the flow and anointing of this river.
THE SHIELD OF THE LORD
March 28, 2000
This morning I was praying, and I saw a golden shield, and the Spirit said, "It is now the season of the golden shield, for now the Lord will be unto His servants a shield, and now He will reward those who have remained faithful to Him."
"Many of My servants have been persecuted, and I have hidden them away for such a time as this. But now I will bring them forth, and I will be unto them a shield of protection. I say, now the golden shields shall be brought forth from My temple with divine protection and provision."
This word brought to my remembrance that which God spoke to Abraham in Genesis 15:1, "After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, fear not Abram, I am your shield, your abundant compensation and your reward shall be exceedingly great." (Amplified)
A shield is an instrument of protection, when God becomes our shield, our protection becomes divine. The church has been in travail to birth a new manchild which represents the apostolic/prophetic government that the Lord is raising up for end-time ministry.
Spiritually, the child (apostolic/prophetic government) has been birthed, but the Queen of Heaven has been sent by the Dragon to destroy the manchild before he can come into his place of authority in God's house. So, Jesus, our High Priest must then become a golden shield of divine protection and provision.
We find a
scriptural parallel to what I am talking about in 2 Chronicles
chapters 22 and 23.
2 Chronicles 22:10-12, "Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs of the house of Judah. But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him away from among the king's sons who were being murdered, and put him and his nurse in a bedroom. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of King Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest (for she was the sister of Ahaziah), hid him from Athaliah so that she did not kill him. And he was hidden with them in the house of God for six years, while Athaliah reigned over the land."
Athaliah represents the Queen of Heaven come to destroy the royal seed. Joash represents the manchild. His name means Jah (God) supports (protects and provides for). Joash was then hidden from Athaliah in the priest's house. The priest's name is Jehoiada whose name means Jah (God) knows. Jehoiada then represents Jesus (our High Priest) who is protecting His royal seed until the appointed time.
2 Chronicles 23:9-11, "And Jehoiada the priest gave to the captains of hundreds the spears and the large and small shields which had belonged to King David, that were in the temple of God. Then he set all the people, every man with his weapon in his hand, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, along by the altar and by the temple, all around the king. And they brought out the king's son, put the crown on him, gave him the Testimony, and made him king. Then Jehoiada and his sons anointed him, and said, 'Long live the king!'"
The shields that were David's that were found in the temple must have been the ones that David took from Hadadezer and dedicated to the Lord. (2 Samuel 8:7-11). Verse 14 tells us that the "Lord preserved David wherever he went." Once again, the Lord will protect and provide for His servants as the Tabernacle of David is rebuilt (Acts 15:16-18). David knew the protection of the Lord's shield.
Psalm 3:3, "But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head."
2 Samuel 22:2-4 And he said: "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies."
If we desire to
serve the Master and allow Him to raise us up for this end-time
ministry, then we must wear the shield of faith, and we must
trust in the Lord our God with all of our hearts. He has spoken,
"Now is the season of the golden shield."
March 26, 2000: I am looking over all the land, for it is written that I will raise up the tabernacle of David, and I shall establish it in the hearts of those who desire to become mighty men. Not only am I speaking that forth through My word and by My word, for it has already been established in My word, but My eyes are running to and fro and I am looking for the priests who will go and bring back the ark of My covenant, and they shall carry it upon their shoulders. There shall be no ox carts for them, for they shall cast aside the ox carts of religion and tradition and shall lift upon their own shoulders the ark of My covenant and carry it forth into My house. There between the cherubim I shall reveal My glory to My people, to My anointed ones, My David's that I am now calling forth from the whole earth. I am calling from the depth of My heart to the depth of your heart. Will you take up the ark? Will you be a priest in My house? Will you place it upon your shoulders and walk in covenant with Me? Surely if you walk in covenant with Me, you shall receive the benefits, and that which is hidden within it shall become yours. The written word of My promise shall become yours. The revelation of the golden pot of manna shall become yours. The authority of the priesthood shall bud and flower and bring forth fruit, for this is My purpose in all of the earth. This is the work that I am now doing. I say unto you, march to the sound of that which you are hearing. Take up the ark of My covenant and go forth in strength and power, for I shall not fail you. My glory shall be revealed to you, says the Lord God.
March 19, 2000: And the Lord says, do you think that you have seen mighty works? I say, you have not seen anything yet, for these are the days of the rebuilding of the tabernacle of David, and it shall be so that by the power of My Spirit, I will come like a flood upon My people, and they will raise up their banners and march under the anointing and purposes that I shall loose within them. There shall come forth from the company of those who walk after the order of David a mighty, glorious outpouring of victory that will cause the world itself to look and say, "Who are these people?" You will say, "We are the children of the Most High! We are those who follow the Lamb. We are those who ride on white horses with the Lord Jesus Christ out of whose mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword to smite the nations and release the judgment that must come forth into this world. This honor have all the saints." Amen.
March 17, 2000: Rise and get up. Rise and get up! RISE AND GET UP! The Lord says, doubt and unbelief and disobedience I will not tolerate. To the faithful, the obedient, those who would dare to believe, I shall come upon them in My glory. The rains of adversity will descend, and they shall wash away many houses, but those who arise and build their house, their faith on the Rock, Christ Jesus, shall not only endure the storm, but they shall become a light house. They shall not only endure the storms, but shall arise in the power of the Most High to scatter the enemy before them. The enemy must flee, for it is written that one shall chase a thousand, but two shall chase ten thousand.
Some of you have troubled your own house. It has not been the devil's work. You have troubled yourselves. You have troubled yourselves with doubt and unbelief. You have troubled yourselves with unforgiveness and offenses. You have troubled yourselves with judgmentalism and pride, and you have come against those things that I have desired to bring into your life. Tonight, I call for new wine skins. I am calling for NEW wine skins. The old cannot contain that which I am about to do. I am about to pour out a new wine, a glorious wine. Is it not written that I have saved the best for last? Shall it not now come forth? Shall it not now bubble forth out of your innermost being? It must be that you make the decision to become a new wine skin, and you must get up. Arise from some of those things that you have allowed into your spirit that have brought hardness to your heart. A hardened heart is a hardened wine skin and cannot contain the new. Come to Me, and I will make you new again. I will reform you and heal your land and bring you out into a fruitful place. I will give you the blessings of My kingdom. Then, why do you stay where you are? Why not come? For the call of the Spirit and the bride is to come. Come and shake the dust of defilement off of you. Come out from among them and be ye separate. Come into My house of glory, and I shall make you vessels of glory. You will be those golden vessels that stand upon My table at the end of the age that reflect the glory of the Kingdom. Out of you shall pour forth golden oil mixed with living water, which shall bring forth the final harvest. Then shall the end come. Then shall the last trumpet sound.
March 12, 2000: The Lord says that some of you have endured a great persecution. Some have been wandering like sheep in the desert. Some of have pursued Him with all of your heart, and yet there has been failure in the acquisition, the pursuit of God has not come to the fullness of that which you have desired. But, the Holy One encourages you today: I had to lead you on these wanderings that you would learn to pursue Me with faithfulness, but now comes the Third Day. Now comes the opportunity for each of you to step into the Holy Place and step, therefore, into the fullness of My desire for you. My desire for you to enter this dimension is even greater than your desire to enter into that realm. Surely, the Spirit of the Lord comes upon you today. There is a nurturing and a healing of old wounds that now you can come into the fullness of the word of God revealed by the light of God. Then, you shall go forth from the stalls as calves healed by the hands of the Lord, proclaiming the word of God in His glory and in His anointing. Therefore, there shall flow from you the living water, the anointing of the Lamb of God. It shall go forth and bring the harvest that I have spoken of in My word. Surely, there comes a harvest. Surely, there comes an increase of My power. Is this not the latter temple that I have spoken of whose glory shall be greater than that of the small beginnings of the days when I poured out of My Spirit on the 120 in the Upper Room? Has there not been a multiplication of that? Now, My house is about to be complete, for I will establish My divine government in My house. Upon the heads of the kings and priests that I am calling, I will pour out the oil of gladness and the balm of Gilead, and I shall anoint you as the oil flows from your heads and down over your bodies to encapsulate that which I am doing within you. Then, behold, you will go bound in the glory and My purposes for you shall be fulfilled. My glory shall cover the whole earth. Be glad and rejoice in the revelation of this day that you may embrace it and move forward with all haste and stand before Me, and say here I am, Lord, send me.
PARABLE OF VESSELS
March 8, 2000:
Once again in the midnight hour, the Master calls and a vision of old comes again to my memory. Again, I saw the vision, and the voice of the Master came, "Write the vision for now is the time; now the hour of restoration is at hand."
In this vision, I saw a very large wooden table, its name was "The Table of the Lord." On this table were many clay pots. They were all different colors, shapes and sizes, and no two were the same. These clay pots were unique, and they were hand-made and beautiful in their own right. However, each one had a flaw somewhere on it's surface. These flaws seemed to be like those that an artist would leave on His creation to identify the work as His own.
Again, the voice of the Master, "These are My vessels formed by the hand of the Potter (Father), and I have set them on My table in the order that has pleased Me. Watch now what I am about to do."
Then, I saw the Master's hand holding a beautiful pitcher of crystal, and within the pitcher was pure water that bubbled with life. The Master then filled each of His earthen vessels with the treasure of His pure water, clear as crystal.
The Master then set the pitcher down and said, "Now watch the work of My Spirit." As I watched, these vessels, pure water in each one began to overflow, and out of their innermost being a flow of water issued forth.
These waters then began to cover the top of the table of the Lord, and the table and the vessels seemed to be a living being. The sound of these many waters were like unto the song of a mountain stream, and this sound pleased the Master.
This was the vision of old, but now this scene faded, and a new vision was presented to me. In the vision, I again saw the Master's table, and yes, those same earthen vessels were still there. Yet, somehow it was not the same as it once was. Some of the vessels had no flow of water, some were discolored, some had cracks, and some had been chipped and pieces broken from them.
The Master again spoke, "Many of My vessels have become dry, and many have been hurt as they have served Me. They have been dropped and cracked and can no longer hold the treasure that I put in them. Some still contain the living waters, but they are unable to produce an overflow."
This vision saddened me, but as I beheld the Master's face, a smile appeared, and He said, "Do not worry, for these are still My chosen vessels. Now I will take them down to the Potter's House and make each one again as it seems good to Me." Then He said, "Come and watch, for now is the time of transformation, and I will make each of these marred vessels into vessels of honor. This I will do because they have suffered for Me. Now, I will make known the riches of My glory on these vessels of mercy. Because they have been prepared before hand by My process, now I will make them vessels of glory, for they shall now be vessels of gold, and My glory shall be poured forth from them even as the living waters flowed from them."
As I watched, the Master Potter took each vessel in His hands and soaked them in living water until they were softened. Then, He repaired each one and made them again into an even more beautiful vessel than they were before. He then dipped each vessel into a golden pot filled with golden oil, and with hands the color of fine brass, He placed each one in His refining fire. This fire of His Spirit purified the faith of each vessel, and the golden oil became a tempered glazing of pure gold.
The Master examined each one, and then He said, "The work is done, and these are now My vessels of gold, and I will now honor them because they have honored Me. Come and watch."
The Master lovingly gathered His golden vessels, and I followed Him back to His table. Once again, as He had done before, He placed each one on His table as it pleased Him. Then, He spoke in a voice as loud as thunder, "Behold now the sons of My glory, for now is the hour for which the whole of My creation has groaned and waited for. Now comes the revealing of sons and daughters of God, and My glory shall be revealed in and through each one."
Then the Master picked up a golden pitcher and filled each vessel with His golden oil. Again, as it had been in the beginning, the golden oil began to overflow each vessel and cover His table. So much oil came forth that it covered the table and then flowed forth to cover the whole earth. The sound of the flow of oil was not like unto the gentle mountain stream that I first heard. The sound of this flow of golden oil was like the sound of a mighty trumpet as it flowed from the table. And, with a voice like thunder, the Master spoke, "My glory shall cover the earth. My golden oil shall flow forth and become a trumpet in the land. My cup will now run over, and My golden vessels will not longer be weak, for they shall now be strong in spirit and the power of My might. These are those who stand by the Lord of the whole earth. Arise, My sons and My daughters, for I have come to restore you. I have come to anoint your heads with My oil, and you will be found at My table. You shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Amen."
March 5, 2000: Indeed I have spoken that a new day is coming...even the eighth day of glory in eternity. It is My desire that all of My children rise up now in a position of faith and prepare themselves according to the leading of the Spirit to the ends of the world, for I desire that you have eternal vision and not temporal vision. I desire that you look through the eyes of the Spirit to worship in truth so that you may be found in the Church of the Firstborn, a church living in the fullness of My faith, a church that has moved out of the outer court, has moved from the holy place into the Holy of Holies where the light of God, the mercy of God, and the glory of God have overshadowed you. I say unto you, remove your focus from your circumstances that bind you to outer court works, and move your eyes upon the King of kings and Lord of lords. Move your eyes to see the God who dwells between the cherubim, where the glory is manifest, the place of His presence where mercies are new every morning. Move to this position and receive all of the goodness that the Father has for you, for it is His desire to give you the Kingdom.
February 29, 2000: Come to Me, My children. Come all of you who are weary and heavy laden. Come, those of you who have been wounded in the battle and have become discouraged along the way. I say, come to My table and be refreshed, for is it not written that I prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies; I anoint your head with oil; your cup runs over? Yes, in the very midst of your enemies this table is set. My table is a place of rest in the midst of the storm.
I say, though the enemy rails and hurls his accusations and lies at you, there is a place of rest prepared for you. Come, be seated, and I will anoint your head with oil, and My anointing will break the yoke of the oppressor.
Take up the cup prepared for you, and drink of My goodness. From within the cup, the new wine flows forth and the stain of sin is removed. Drink again, and from My cup comes My joy--yes, it is joy unspeakable. Drink of My peace--that which passes all understanding. Taste and see that the Lord is good, and My love will consume you, and My virtue will heal you.
Because I AM your shepherd, you shall have no lack, for in Me abides the fullness of My Father's kingdom, and it is His good will to give unto you the things that pertain to life.
Come and dine; the
Master calls. Come and be restored for surely My goodness shall
heal you, for My cup runs over, and to you it has been given.
Come to the table that has been prepared for you, and I will come
and dine with you and you with Me.
February 20, 2000: Today is a day of birthing. Do you sense the power of travail in this house? Do you sense the groanings within? Do you sense that which is being birthed within your spirit? For it must be before I do great and mighty works that there comes forth a travail of spirit that I might give birth to that which I am speaking, that I might give birth to that which I am purposing, for I am raising up a great and mighty army that will have victory over all the works of the enemy in the name of Jesus Christ.
February 13, 2000: As we were worshipping, I heard the words, "There's a wind blowing." It is an ill wind. There is an ill wind blowing, and if you sow to this ill wind, you shall reap the whirlwind and the results of the whirlwind. For there are many distractions blowing in with this wind. These distractions have come to seduce you and move you from your First Love. They have come to enamor you and captivate your imagination. This ill wind is bringing the work of the evil one. For, have I not said that this is a time of preparation? These are the days in which you should be walking with Me in the Spirit. You should be discerning My purposes. You should be seeking my face. You should be asking, seeking, knocking. Yet, the distractions that come with this wind right now are bringing old issues from the past to your remembrance. Again, I say, if you sow to these things, even sudden destruction itself shall come upon you, and you will miss what I am about to do.
February 4, 2000: Children, listen again to My voice, for it must be that you stop this self-focus. You must stop self-seeking. You must stop self-gratification. Stop seeking to please yourself, and look only to please Me. I say, look unto Me, for I am the Author and Finisher of your faith. Look unto Me, for I can lift you out of the dreariness in which you dwell. Look unto Me, and I will come and save you from the cesspool of the life that you create around yourself when you continue in self-seeking, self-glory, self-justification, and self-exaltation. I am the righteous Judge, and I do come to judge My people first before people of the world. It is written, first to the Jew (first to those who are saved, first to those who are grafted in) and then to the Greek (to the world) My judgment must come. For the day of My wrath does come, and who can stand it? Who can bear it? Only those who have turned to Me with all of their hearts; only those that serve Me with a whole heart; only those that reach out to Me with nothing held back. Indeed, I say, only those that come to the light and expose all darkness can walk in the kingdom of light.
January 29, 2000: Can you hear the rain? Can you hear the sound of it falling upon you? For, the rain is the sweet and gentle whispering of My voice unto My beloved, to My chosen, to those that I am calling forth. Some of you have wandered from place to place; you have looked for your destiny, yet it has escaped you still. I call to you now as I called Abraham. I said, Abraham, come and follow Me. I call you out of the place that you have been nourished and grown up in, and I call you to a distant place, a distant land. I call you to come away and walk with Me. Indeed the voice of My Spirit is crying; the voice of My Spirit is calling, if you will but come and walk with Me in places that you have not gone before, if you will come and let Me be your exceedingly great reward, I shall be your shield. I will bring you to the place of promise, the land of promise, the blessings of promise, for it is My desire to do so. But, this you must do: you must arise from your place of comfort and come and sojourn with Me. Walk with Me across the sands of time. Come and be carried by the breath of My Spirit, for I desire to reveal Myself unto you. If you will come, the wind of My Spirit shall be gathered under your wings, and I shall lift you up into My face, and there you shall find Me, and your soul shall find peace. Come, children, out from your place of self-made safety. Come aside unto Me. Come and walk with Me. Let us begin this journey, for I have wonderful things to show you and wonderful things to do in your life. I have glorious things to do in My body, My church, and in the lives of My beloved. I intend to do that. Will you come and walk with Me?
January 23, 2000: I was talking with Connie this morning and she had a vision last night of a well-dressed man in a suit carrying a briefcase, wearing a red tie. He was in a big hurry to go somewhere. I believe the red tie represents a man of God, covered with the Blood. He has a briefcase--God's orders, His direction, His mandate, His word. He is in a hurry as an ambassador of God to establish the rule of God. We are living in accelerated time in which His government will be established first in the church.
Then, I had a dream yesterday that startled me. It was so real. I was sitting over here, and the rest of the church were sitting around, and we were just talking. I remember very distinctly that Sue was sitting right over here on the end of the altar, and she said something to me about the mind. I said that we have to get past the mind into the realm of the Spirit, and when I said the word "Spirit" this place began to fill up with the glory of God to the extent that I could not see anybody, and it began to move me at accelerated speed in an upward fashion that so startled me that I awoke. It seemed as real as we are here now. It was tangible. He is going to so captivate us in the power of His Spirit. He is going to elevate us in heavenly realms where we receive revelation from God, marching orders from God, mandates from God, as identified by the briefcase, and we go speedily to the places that God sends us to carry out His work as His ambassadors.
On the third day I will raise you up into My presence so that you can see Me face to face, that you might receive that which I have spoken to you; so that you will have revelation knowledge and never again be confined to the natural realm or move by what is natural, but you will have seen and you will have heard spiritually that which gives direction. And, in that direction you will make haste, and speedily you shall go forth. My purposes are now being established in all of the earth. The times of redemption are now coming to a place of completion.
January 9, 2000: Can you hear the wind blowing? Have you not heard the sound of the trumpet? Have you not heard My voice beckoning unto you today? Come! Come! Come unto Me. It is written that I shall revive you and lift you up into My heavenly presence. You must understand the times and the seasons in which you live. This is the season of preparation for those who will walk in the fullness of My power. This is the season of preparation, for now you must come unto Me willing. Now you must take up your own cross and deny yourself and walk before the Lord of the whole earth. When I spoke to My servant, Abraham, the terms of the covenant were simply this: walk before Me and be obedient. This is the hour that the angels of glory have longed to look into. These are the days that the prophets of old could not view, yet there was a yearning in their heart for they knew that even after these things, the things that I spoke to them, there was yet to come the Day of the Lord. There was yet to come the mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those who would be obedient unto Me and walk before Me. The gates of heaven and the windows of heaven are open unto My people in this hour. Over the very balconies of heaven the great clouds of witnesses are cheering you on. They are watching you with a longing heart, for if they could choose to be on the earth at this time they would yet come. I declare that I have saved the best for last. In this, the end of the age, the water is being changed into wine. All that is required of you is that you become a new wineskin that I may fill you to fulfill My purposes in the earth, in this time, and in this season.
January 2, 2000: This morning as Marsha and I drove to church, the Lord showed us a sign. As we looked into the eastern sky we saw two rainbows in the form of vertical pillars--one on either side of the sun.
When God gives us rainbows in this manner, they have always been signs which confirm the Lord's covenant promises. The number two in this sign is significant. January 2 in the year 2000 is a reminder of the word of the Lord to us in 1999 that speaks of unity with the Master.
On October 28, 1999, the Lord gave me a word about Jachin and Boaz (two pillars). The Lord said, "I am calling My pillars forth." These are represented by the two rainbows on either side of the sun. The pillars are necessary to the building of the temple in these last days that will hold up the Capstone (Jesus) with shouts of truth and grace.
The two pillars (rainbows) represent the two witnesses who stand by the Lord of the whole earth. They are likened to the two witnesses of Revelation 11:3-4, and they are likened to the two olive trees of Zechariah 4:11-14 that produce the golden oil that drips into the receptacles (hands of the Lord) of the golden pipes that light the lampstand (Jesus filled with the seven spirits of God).
This sign is God's promise to fulfill His prophetic word concerning the pillars, two witnesses (man and woman), the two anointed ones who stand beside the Lord to do His will.
Now hear the word of the Lord: It will be given unto My two witnesses the golden oil anointing which will become the prophetic fire of My words in their mouth which will destroy the works of the adversary. Is it not written that My name is called the "Sun of Righteousness?" (Malachi 4:2) Those who now position themselves next to Me will receive the fullness of My Spirit, and they shall go forth and trample the works of the wicked one under their feet. This shall become known as the year of the Lord's redeemed. (Isaiah 63:4) "The day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come."
The golden oil anointing which I am now pouring forth upon My servants will break the yokes of bondages that the wicked one has used to bring people into bondage. Your words shall become My sword in your mouths, My people.
59:20 -21"The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who
turn from transgression in Jacob," Says the LORD. "As
for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them:
My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your
mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of
your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants'
descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and